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21st Mar '17 3:35:53 PM Iceaura39
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** Samekou. He has outstanding Physical Defense, and higher than average Physical Attack, but his Speed is subpar.

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** Samekou.Iki. He has outstanding Physical Defense, and higher than average Physical Attack, but his Speed is subpar.
20th Mar '17 4:39:50 PM StFan
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* Niko/Scarlet Rain from AccelWorld is this when using her armor. Her fortress armor is so huge and heavy that she literally can't move from the spot, and turning is a rather slow procedure. That said, even without turning she can launch a barrage of missiles able to take out most enemies in any direction.

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* Niko/Scarlet Rain from AccelWorld ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' is this when using her armor. Her fortress armor is so huge and heavy that she literally can't move from the spot, and turning is a rather slow procedure. That said, even without turning she can launch a barrage of missiles able to take out most enemies in any direction.



* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Ryoga]] [[BromanticFoil Hibiki]] is this to [[LightningBruiser Ranma Saotome]], being [[SuperStrength incredibly strong]] with [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength little control over it]], but Ranma is capable of dodging his attacks and outmaneuvering him with ease, particularly after studying the Kachu Tenshin Amaguriken. However, against anyone else, Ryoga is more of a LightningBruiser, capable of moving with frightening speed himself, so either Ranma Saotome just has greater heights of SuperSpeed or Ryoga's rivalry with him has helped him overcome this weakness.

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Ryoga]] Ryōga]] [[BromanticFoil Hibiki]] is this to [[LightningBruiser Ranma Saotome]], being [[SuperStrength incredibly strong]] with [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength little control over it]], but Ranma is capable of dodging his attacks and outmaneuvering him with ease, particularly after studying the Kachu Tenshin Amaguriken. However, against anyone else, Ryoga Ryōga is more of a LightningBruiser, capable of moving with frightening speed himself, so either Ranma Saotome just has greater heights of SuperSpeed or Ryoga's Ryōga's rivalry with him has helped him overcome this weakness.



* In ''[[{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'', despite the fact that his strategies usually emphasize speed, Ash Ketchum has caught a few Pokémon that qualify as this trope. His Snorlax is a notable example. It's pretty slow, but it can really dish it out and can take a lot of hits easily, thanks in part to its large, heavy body. Ash's Turtwig was fairly fast and agile, but once it evolved into Grotle, it lost most of its speed due to its new size. Thanks to some coaching from Paul's Torterra, however, it learned that it could make up for this with incredible endurance. There is also Ash's Goodra. As a Goomy, it could only move at a snail's pace, and got a little bit faster once evolving all the way to Goodra, but not much. However, it can tank hits like a pro and has very powerful attacks of its own. This is especially true when it uses Bide, since it's able to patiently endure a few hits and then unleash a massive attack at twice their collective power.

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* In ''[[{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', despite the fact that his strategies usually emphasize speed, Ash Ketchum has caught a few Pokémon that qualify as this trope. His Snorlax is a notable example. It's pretty slow, but it can really dish it out and can take a lot of hits easily, thanks in part to its large, heavy body. Ash's Turtwig was fairly fast and agile, but once it evolved into Grotle, it lost most of its speed due to its new size. Thanks to some coaching from Paul's Torterra, however, it learned that it could make up for this with incredible endurance. There is also Ash's Goodra. As a Goomy, it could only move at a snail's pace, and got a little bit faster once evolving all the way to Goodra, but not much. However, it can tank hits like a pro and has very powerful attacks of its own. This is especially true when it uses Bide, since it's able to patiently endure a few hits and then unleash a massive attack at twice their collective power.



* The Akimichi clan in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' are a clan made up of Mighty Glaciers. They're all pretty big, due to [[BigEater eating a lot]] in order to convert calories into chakra, are physically very strong, and can expand their arms, legs, and [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever entire bodies]]. However, they are also very slow, and as we've seen in [[TheBigGuy Chouji's]] fights, this lack of speed tends to put him at somewhat of a disadvantage. They compensate for this by teaming up with the Yamanaka and Nara Clans - the former can control their opponent's mind, and the latter can immobilize them physically.

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* The Akimichi clan in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' are a clan made up of Mighty Glaciers. They're all pretty big, due to [[BigEater eating a lot]] in order to convert calories into chakra, are physically very strong, and can expand their arms, legs, and [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever entire bodies]]. However, they are also very slow, and as we've seen in [[TheBigGuy Chouji's]] fights, this lack of speed tends to put him at somewhat of a disadvantage. They compensate for this by teaming up with the Yamanaka and Nara Clans - -- the former can control their opponent's mind, and the latter can immobilize them physically.



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** The new Imperial Guard codex of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} turns the Leman Russ into one of these. Has slow movement, but can fire its turret weapon in addition to any attacks allowed depending on how far it moved.

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** The new Imperial Guard codex of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} turns the Leman Russ into one of these. Has slow movement, but can fire its turret weapon in addition to any attacks allowed depending on how far it moved.



* 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.

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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.
20th Mar '17 1:53:06 PM Iceaura39
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* In Fanfic/SkyBladeAcademy, two of the main characters fit this:
** Samekou. He has outstanding Physical Defense, and higher than average Physical Attack, but his Speed is subpar.
**Atsuya, who has the blessing of high Physical Defense, extremely high Magical Defense, and slightly good Magical Attack, but slimes have been shown to outspeed him.
10th Mar '17 3:20:47 PM StFan
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* In [[Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse the Lunaverse]], this is how Raindrops is depicted - slow and clumsy for a pegasus, but stronger than the average earth pony, who are the designated strong pony subtype.

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* In [[Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse the Lunaverse]], this is how Raindrops is depicted - -- slow and clumsy for a pegasus, but stronger than the average earth pony, who are the designated strong pony subtype.



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6th Mar '17 5:41:17 PM PkmnFightr
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* Centers in Basketball; slower than their teammates (with a few exceptions like David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon), yet absolutely dominant near the basket due to their size and strength. This archetype is slowly fading away, though, as modern centers are expected to play a role in most teams' motion offenses.
* Center-backs in Football are not as quick as their teammates, but they are physically strong, which helps them overwhelm opposing forwards and deliver crunching tackles.
** On the other side of the ball, we have "target-men": big, strong, yet slow forwards whose main asset on offense is their ability to out-muscle defenders and bat-down aerial passes to their teammates. Past examples include Eric Cantona, Emile Heskey, and Alan Shearer, while current forwards who fit that archetype include Olivier Giroud, Didier Drogba, Gonzalo Higuain, Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Andy Carroll.
* Defensemen in Hockey are not the fastest guys on the rink, but they are strong and massive enough to violently check opposing forwards. The majority of them also have very strong slap-shots, as demonstrated by Zdeno Chara and Brent Burns.
5th Mar '17 10:49:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Any bulldozer will qualify, but the BadassIsraeli [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDF_Caterpillar_D9 conversion of the Caterpillar D9 for the IDF]] is the best. It cannot go much faster than seven miles an hour (a fast walking pace), but is impervious to small and medium weapons. It can usually be seen razing houses and bunkers as part of the ArabIsraeliConflict, but was also used for firefighting by burying the fire under the soil.

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* Any bulldozer will qualify, but the BadassIsraeli [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDF_Caterpillar_D9 conversion of the Caterpillar D9 for the IDF]] is the best. It cannot go much faster than seven miles an hour (a fast walking pace), but is impervious to small and medium weapons. It can usually be seen razing houses and bunkers as part of the ArabIsraeliConflict, UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict, but was also used for firefighting by burying the fire under the soil.
4th Mar '17 11:18:29 PM CountDorku
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* In ''TabletopGame/XWingMiniatures'', the Imperial VT-49 Decimator has a fairly limited selection of moves - not much of [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/xwing-miniatures/images/f/fe/MI_VT-49-DECIMATOR.png/revision/latest?cb=20161209202850 its dial]] is green, and it has no particularly noteworthy repositioning options or turning moves (most ships have at least a Koiogran turn to quickly reverse direction, but the Decimator has to turn around the slow way; without a pricey upgrade it can't boost; and it can never barrel roll). Additionally, while it has a lot of hull points, its Agility of 0 means that unless you're at range 3 or on the other side of an obstacle, you'll be taking a fair amount of damage from enemy attacks. However, it comes with a 3-die main gun that can be fired in any direction, and the Expose elite talent lets you throw on a fourth die, which is around the point where even arc-dodging TIE Phantoms and Interceptors start hoping their dice don't let them down - especially if the Decimator is flown by [[CriticalHitClass Rear Admiral Chiraneau]].
8th Jan '17 3:03:56 PM AgentTasmania
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** The Nazis had several super-heavy tank projects. You have the Landkreuzer projects, which were never completed. The ''Ratte'' would be a 1000-ton mobile fortress armed to the teeth (including naval artillery), while the (nominally) 1500-ton ''Monster'' would be armed with a ''railway'' artillery gun (800-mm; a single shell is twice the size of a Soviet T-34 tank). Both projects were scrapped in 1943, as their mass would make the tanks move at a snail's pace (if they could get them moving at all), or more critically, make a barn-sized target for even the high-altitude Allied aircraft.
*** These were preceded by the 190 ton Panzer VIII ''Maus'', the largest tank ever actually built (barely; only two prototypes and one never had its turret installed), wasn't quite as insane but still very much an example. Its turret alone was as large as many tanks, and this allowed it to carry a huge 128mm main gun ''and'' a 75mm secondary gun side by side in it. Its front armor was 200-230mm (8-9 inches) thick and even its "weak point" at the rear had 150mm (6 inch) thick armor. That makes its ''thinnest'' armor only 1 inch thicker than the "thickest" armor on the King Tiger Heavy tank, the most well protected tank of any nation to see mass production during the entire war. But it had only slightly better mobility than a beached whale, with a top speed of 20 km/h (12 mph), and even that only on firm, level ground. Its massive weight meant that it would be unable to move at all in muddy ground, and it was too heavy for most bridges. Essentially the ''Maus'' was a barely-mobile heavy pillbox.

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** The Nazis had several super-heavy tank projects. You have the Landkreuzer projects, which were never completed. The P1000 ''Ratte'' would be a 1000-ton 1000-tonne mobile fortress armed to the teeth (including naval artillery), with two battlecruiser guns and many smaller peices, while the (nominally) 1500-ton 1500-tonne P1500 ''Monster'' would be armed with a ''railway'' artillery the largest gun (800-mm; a single shell is twice the size of a Soviet T-34 tank). ever fired in anger. Both projects were scrapped in 1943, as their mass would make the tanks move at a snail's pace (if they could get them moving at all), or more critically, make a barn-sized target for even the high-altitude Allied aircraft.
aircraft. And engineers looking at the proposals quickly figured they'd double the weights in their names.
*** These were preceded by the 190 ton Panzer VIII ''Maus'', the largest tank ever actually built (barely; only two prototypes and one never had its turret installed), wasn't quite as insane but still very much an example. Its turret alone was as large as many tanks, and this allowed it to carry a huge 128mm main gun ''and'' a 75mm secondary gun side by side in it. Its front armor was 200-230mm (8-9 inches) thick and even its "weak point" at the rear had 150mm (6 inch) thick armor. That makes its ''thinnest'' armor only 1 inch thicker than equal to the "thickest" armor on the King Tiger Heavy tank, the most well protected tank of any nation to see mass production during the entire war. But it had only slightly better mobility than a beached whale, with a top speed of 20 km/h (12 mph), and even that only on firm, level ground. Its massive weight meant that it would be unable to move at all in muddy ground, and it was too heavy for most bridges. Essentially the ''Maus'' was a barely-mobile heavy pillbox.
23rd Dec '16 3:11:59 AM DeanMT94
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** Roman legionaries themselves count, at least when in formation. Tall, heavy shields meant that the men carrying them couldn't move very quickly, but just try stopping a Roman legion once it gets going. The men were trained to step forward, strike out with their shield, stab with their sword, repeat until all the enemy were dead. Even in battles where the Romans ''lost'', like Trebia (218 BC against Hannibal), the legionaries tended to enjoy some success and break the enemy formation simply by relentlessly marching forward and killing.
8th Dec '16 11:43:31 AM kikiandlala
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** Space Marine Terminators and Chaos Marine Obliterators can't run. However, both have even better armour rating than the standard power armour, and every member in their squad uses weapons that would normally be restricted for regular troops to the preciously limited special or heavy weapons category.
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