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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.
14th Jun '16 11:24:35 AM StarTropes
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** By Jedi standards, this is a characteristic of the [[FantasticFightingStyle lightsaber style]] Djem So. While too fast for non-Force-users to follow, it still trades speed for brute strength when compared to other styles like [[CombatParkour Ataru]] and [[StoneWall Soresu]].
9th Jun '16 3:26:10 AM Morgaus
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** From the sequel trilogy, Kylo Ren [spoiler: Vader's grandson]]. Despite [[LeanandMean not being as bulky]] as Vader, he prefers to fight using brute force and can take a lot of punishment. He also prefers fighting in a slow pace rather than charging in at his opponents.

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** From the sequel trilogy, Kylo Ren [spoiler: [[spoiler: Vader's grandson]]. Despite [[LeanandMean not being as bulky]] as Vader, he prefers to fight using brute force and can take a lot of punishment. He also prefers fighting in a slow pace rather than charging in at his opponents.
9th Jun '16 3:25:34 AM Morgaus
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** From the sequel trilogy, Kylo Ren [spoiler: Vader's grandson]]. Despite [[LeanandMean not being as bulky]] as Vader, he prefers to fight using brute force and can take a lot of punishment. He also prefers fighting in a slow pace rather than charging in at his opponents.
7th Jun '16 12:09:44 PM schoi30
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* The Giant Ground Sloth. It was a slow creature, but let's look at it: bigger than most elephants, armed with sharp claws and protected by thick hides and nodules of bone that were embedded in their skin as natural armor. They were one of the few South American Creatures not to be driven out by Northern American competition, but instead managed to actually move as far north as ALASKA! If they had another thousand years, they could have taken on Russia.
* The saber-toothed cat ''Smilodon''. Having relatively short legs coupled with a stubby bobcat-like tail, it was among the slowest predators and unable to chase after prey like its modern relatives. However, the cortical thickening in its forearms shows it had more arm strength than any big cat, meaning it brought down its prey by ''tackling it to the ground so it could finish it off with its sabers.''

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* The Giant Ground Sloth.giant ground sloth. It was a slow creature, but let's look at it: bigger than most elephants, armed with sharp claws and protected by thick hides and nodules of bone that were embedded in their skin as natural armor. They were one of the few South American Creatures not to be driven out by Northern American competition, but instead managed to actually move as far north as ALASKA! If they had another thousand years, they could have taken on Russia.
* The saber-toothed cat ''Smilodon''. Having relatively short legs coupled with a stubby bobcat-like tail, it was among the slowest predators and unable to chase after prey like its modern relatives. However, the cortical thickening in its forearms shows it had more arm strength than any big cat, meaning it brought down its prey by ''tackling it to the ground so it could finish it off by stabbing the throat with its sabers.giant canines.''
7th Jun '16 12:06:54 PM schoi30
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* The saber-toothed cat ''Smilodon''. Having relatively short legs coupled with a stubby bobcat-like tail, it was among the slowest predators and unable to chase after prey like its modern relatives. However, the cortical thickening in its forearms shows it had more arm strength than any big cat, meaning it brought down its prey by ''tackling it to the ground so it could finish it off with its sabers.''
3rd Jun '16 11:33:19 PM Doug86
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* WorldWarOne: the [[ImperialGermany Huns]] used [[CoolAirship zeppelins]] for bombing raids. Massive, only half as fast as a fighter and having next to zero maneuverability, they made up for it in altitude and obscene payloads of bombs, in addition to being armed to the teeth with as many as ''twenty-four'' machine guns and an [[MoreDakka autocannon.]] The British thought that the volatile [[MadeOfExplodium hydrogen gas]] of these slow airships would make them a GlassCannon, but this HopeSpot was cruelly dashed when they discovered the [[RealityIsUnrealistic bizarre fact]] that the Zeppelins' extreme fragility paradoxically made them monstrously durable; bullets and explosive shells couldn't detonate against their fabric-and-aluminum hulls. Zeppelins routinely took hundreds or even ''thousands'' of rounds on their raids, leaking so slowly that they could fly all the way back to Germany safely. It took two years for one to be shot down, due to the invention of the incendiary bullet, which turned the tides. By war's end a third had been shot down.

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* WorldWarOne: UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: the [[ImperialGermany Huns]] used [[CoolAirship zeppelins]] for bombing raids. Massive, only half as fast as a fighter and having next to zero maneuverability, they made up for it in altitude and obscene payloads of bombs, in addition to being armed to the teeth with as many as ''twenty-four'' machine guns and an [[MoreDakka autocannon.]] The British thought that the volatile [[MadeOfExplodium hydrogen gas]] of these slow airships would make them a GlassCannon, but this HopeSpot was cruelly dashed when they discovered the [[RealityIsUnrealistic bizarre fact]] that the Zeppelins' extreme fragility paradoxically made them monstrously durable; bullets and explosive shells couldn't detonate against their fabric-and-aluminum hulls. Zeppelins routinely took hundreds or even ''thousands'' of rounds on their raids, leaking so slowly that they could fly all the way back to Germany safely. It took two years for one to be shot down, due to the invention of the incendiary bullet, which turned the tides. By war's end a third had been shot down.
16th May '16 9:37:14 PM 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, generally a more specialized Mighty Glacier that sacrifices damage for more defense. 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, generally a more specialized Mighty Glacier that sacrifices damage for more defense. Contrast the LightningBruiser, who is strong, fast '''and''' tough. See GlacierWaif for when a Mighty Glacier is of average or below-average size.
16th May '16 12:16:38 PM ThemJohns
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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, generally a more specialized Mighty Glacier that sacrifices damage for more defense. Contrast the LightningBruiser, who is strong, fast '''and''' tough. See GlacierWaif for when a Mighty Glacier is of average or below-average size.
8th May '16 12:57:59 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', this is the idea behind Gongenzaka's Superheavy Samurai. While technically a StoneWall deck, his most powerful Superheavy Samurai monsters can attack in Defense Position while using their DEF for Battle Calculation. Since his deck requires to not have any Spell or Trap Cards in his Graveyard, Gongenzaka cannot run on the Action Field and grab Action Cards like other Duelists, so he just stands their and tanks their attacks. As a perfect visual analogy, his Superheavy Samurai either stand or ''sit'' still on the same spot and attack with long-range attacks.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', this is the idea behind Gongenzaka's Superheavy Samurai. While technically a StoneWall deck, his most powerful Superheavy Samurai monsters can attack in Defense Position while using their (massive) DEF for Battle Calculation. Since his deck requires to not have any Spell or Trap Cards in his Graveyard, Gongenzaka cannot run on the Action Field and grab Action Cards like other Duelists, so he just stands their and tanks their attacks. As a perfect visual analogy, his Superheavy Samurai either stand or ''sit'' still on the same spot and attack with long-range attacks.
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