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24th Aug '16 5:22:31 PM HighCrate
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* Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a subversion; Bronn notes that although he's not particularly fast, he is faster than you might expect for someone of his size (eight feet tall and very muscular), and he hits with enough force to practically guarantee a OneHitKill. Even when [[LightningBruiser Oberyn Martell]] goes up against him, his tactic is as much to keep Clegane at a safe distance with his long spear as it is to outspeed him.

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* Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a subversion; Bronn notes that although he's not particularly fast, he is faster than you might expect for someone of his size (eight feet tall and very muscular), and he hits with enough force to practically guarantee a OneHitKill. Even when [[LightningBruiser When [[FragileSpeedster Oberyn Martell]] goes up against him, his tactic is as much to keep Clegane at a safe distance with his long spear as it is to outspeed him.
24th Aug '16 4:09:32 PM Salixshiraii
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* Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a subversion; Bronn notes that although he's not particularly fast, he is faster than you might expect for someone of his size (eight feet tall and very muscular), and he hits with enough force to practically guarantee a OneHitKill. Even when [[LightningBruiser Oberyn Martell]] goes up against him, his tactic is as much to keep Clegane at a safe distance with his long spear as it is to outspeed him.
11th Aug '16 5:00:42 PM Shadeblade11
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* Using the the 3rd Grade of Super Saiyajin 1 can have this effect in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. They're still fast compared to almost anyone else, but the bulky muscles make it tougher for them to keep up with someone on the same level. Both Goku and Vegeta spotted this flaw while training (Goku worked around it with a more efficient way to power up the Super Saiyajin form, and Vegeta went with an intermediate step that bulked him up a little bit, but not enough to slow him down), but Future Trunks only caught on after getting his butt kicked by Cell, who stresses the important difference between a Mighty Glacier and a LightningBruiser. Gohan sidestepped it entirely by being the first to achieve Super Saiyajin 2.
** Cell himself briefly attempts something similar to Super Saiyajin 1 3rd Grade when he panics due to [[LightningBruiser Super Saiyajin 2 Gohan]] dominating him. It worked out just as well for him as it did for Trunks.

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* Using the the 3rd Grade of Super Saiyajin Saiyan 1 can have this effect in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. They're still fast compared to almost anyone else, but the bulky muscles make it tougher for them to keep up with someone on the same level. Both Goku and Vegeta spotted this flaw while training (Goku worked around it with a more efficient way to power up the Super Saiyajin Saiyan form, and Vegeta went with an intermediate step that bulked him up a little bit, but not enough to slow him down), but Future Trunks only caught on after getting his butt kicked by Cell, who stresses the important difference between a Mighty Glacier and a LightningBruiser. Gohan sidestepped it entirely by being the first to achieve Super Saiyajin Saiyan 2.
** Cell himself briefly attempts something similar to Super Saiyajin Saiyan 1 3rd Grade when he panics due to [[LightningBruiser Super Saiyajin Saiyan 2 Gohan]] dominating him. It worked out just as well for him as it did for Trunks.
5th Aug '16 6:30:44 AM HighCrate
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Contrast the FragileSpeedster, which sacrifices toughness for speed. Compare GlassCannon, which sacrifices toughness (as opposed to speed) for the ability to deal massive damage. Compare StoneWall, which sacrifices speed to defense, but lacks the offensive power of a Mighty Glacier. Contrast the LightningBruiser, who is strong, fast '''and''' tough. See GlacierWaif for when a Mighty Glacier is of average or below-average size.

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Contrast the FragileSpeedster, which sacrifices toughness for speed. Compare GlassCannon, which sacrifices toughness (as opposed to speed) for the ability to deal massive damage. Compare StoneWall, which sacrifices speed to defense, but lacks the offensive power of a Mighty Glacier. Contrast the LightningBruiser, who is strong, fast '''and''' tough. See GlacierWaif for when a Mighty Glacier is of average or below-average size.
4th Aug '16 11:57:04 PM DraceEmpressa
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Contrast the FragileSpeedster, which sacrifices toughness for speed. Compare GlassCannon, which sacrifices toughness (as opposed to speed) for the ability to deal massive damage. Contrast the LightningBruiser, who is strong, fast '''and''' tough. See GlacierWaif for when a Mighty Glacier is of average or below-average size.

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Contrast the FragileSpeedster, which sacrifices toughness for speed. Compare GlassCannon, which sacrifices toughness (as opposed to speed) for the ability to deal massive damage. Compare StoneWall, which sacrifices speed to defense, but lacks the offensive power of a Mighty Glacier. Contrast the LightningBruiser, who is strong, fast '''and''' tough. See GlacierWaif for when a Mighty Glacier is of average or below-average size.
21st Jul '16 4:50:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' gives us King Sombra. He has a LivingShadow form that's massive enough to surround his entire PlaceOfPower, and his magic is strong enough to make even {{Physical God}}s like Princess Celestia and Princess Luna worry. However, he also moves like an AdvancingWallOfDoom and takes a while to react to any unexpected threats -- though he's also CrazyPrepared and DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to where said "unexpected threats" are few and far between for him (in fact, most of his threat comes from all his precautions set before the good guys managed to come and slow him down).

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' gives us King Sombra. He has a LivingShadow form that's massive enough to surround his entire PlaceOfPower, and his magic is strong enough to make even {{Physical God}}s like Princess Celestia and Princess Luna worry. However, he also moves like an AdvancingWallOfDoom and takes a while to react to any unexpected threats -- though he's also CrazyPrepared and DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to where said "unexpected threats" are few and far between for him (in fact, most of his threat comes from all his precautions set before the good guys managed to come and slow him down).
10th Jul '16 9:39:53 PM kikiandlala
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* In Hawk Wargames's ''Dropzone Commander'', both human factions - the UCM and the PHR are this. The UCM's tanks and the even slower PHR battle walkers can't match the speed of the Shaltari war striders, let alone the superfast anti-grav tanks of the Shaltari and Scourge. They make up for it by having heavier armour than the aliens (the material strength of the humans' armour is actually weaker than those for the aliens, but human vehicles more than make up for it by having extremely thick armour while the aliens use a much thinner hull), and the weaponry on human vehicles rival or exceed those of the alien races.
2nd Jul '16 1:51:54 PM DrPsyche
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderAmazon'', the second BigBad, Great Emperor Zero, is this. When he finally confronts Amazon at the very end of the series, Amazon can easily dodge Zero's slow attacks, but when a blow does connect Amazon is sent staggering.
30th Jun '16 4:50:59 AM Phred
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', Puss is chased by an extremely powerful Golem that is so slow, it has been no hassle for him to simply keep moving and stay ahead of it. Dulcinea is able to take a short walk out of town to meet up with it and talk, and it still takes it five hours from that point to make it to town.
21st Jun '16 4:07:02 AM thatmadork
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** Yatsuhashi Datchi. Seven feet tall, built like a brick outhouse and wields a gigantic {{BFS}}, but jeez, is he slow. Case in point: Mercury Black danced around him like nothing, but couldn't do much to damage him with his kicks, and once Yatsu grabbed him, the normally cocky and cool-as-a-cucumber [[TheDragon Dragon]] to Cinder made [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/204ede6857bf2a53a78fed8788d7bec0/tumblr_inline_nzfdhgCUjQ1shbv29_250.jpg this face]].
** Among the heroines, Yang Xiao Long may also qualify, but here the speed difference is fairly relative: she's fairly athletic, but everyone else on her team can FlashStep. And again, she hits like a freight train.
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