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14th May '17 4:43:52 PM TheDoomSong
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** Also partially subverted in ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah''. The military's cold-based weaponry, especially on the Super-X III, excel at freezing Godzilla to keep his temperature from rising for several precious hours and stopping the aggregate forms of Destoroyah. However, once Destoroyah goes into his three larger forms and Godzilla temperature passes a certain point the military becomes useless again until Godzilla's rage and temperature reach the point where Destoroyah is superheated by him and tries to flee only to be quick-frozen by the Super-X III and Freeze Masers and shattered by the plunge to the ground, then the weapons keep Godzilla from exploding or super-melting and only having a local meltdown.
6th May '17 8:02:36 PM nombretomado
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* The U.S. Armed Forces in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'' are frequently getting steamrolled by Decepticon invasions and every film in the series makes it out that the human military would have easily lost to the Decepticons within days had it not been for Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the Autobots.

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* The U.S. Armed Forces in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'' ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' are frequently getting steamrolled by Decepticon invasions and every film in the series makes it out that the human military would have easily lost to the Decepticons within days had it not been for Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the Autobots.
1st May '17 6:02:09 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/TheSouthernReachTrilogy'', the border guard from the army can't contain Area X [[spoiler:when it breaks through the old borders]]. Having no special training like the expedition members, [[spoiler:the members of the military either get killed off by what the biologist became or they go crazy and turn on themselves.]]
24th Apr '17 5:55:48 PM kquinn0830
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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', two police offers learn that the military is too far away to respond in time to the Chitauri invasion in New York City. Notably, the Chitauri soldiers and small aircraft ''can'' be destroyed with modern weapons (two of the Avengers are [[BadassNormal a spy with pistols and a guy with a bow and]] [[TrickArrow trick arrows]]). There's some TruthInTelevision here: there's no military presence close to New York City, and the NYPD are probably better equipped than the local National Guard. Also, Cap correctly notes the Chitauri are being led by [[ItsAllAboutMe an egomaniac]] who is thinking about vengeance, not thinking tactically. It should be noted that Cap's plan in the fighting is essentially; "Hold the enemy here until the military arrives to end it." He is ''counting'' on this trope being averted, until the World Council panics and tries to write off the whole city.

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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', two police offers learn that the military is too far away to respond in time to the Chitauri invasion in New York City. Notably, the Chitauri soldiers and small aircraft ''can'' be destroyed with modern weapons (two of the Avengers are [[BadassNormal a spy with pistols and a guy with a bow and]] [[TrickArrow trick arrows]]). There's some TruthInTelevision here: there's no military presence close to New York City, and the NYPD are probably better equipped than the local National Guard. Also, Cap correctly notes the Chitauri are being led by [[ItsAllAboutMe an egomaniac]] who is thinking about vengeance, not thinking tactically. It should be noted that Cap's plan in the fighting is essentially; "Hold the enemy here until the military arrives to end it." He is ''counting'' on this trope being averted, until the World Council panics and tries to write off the whole city. This is averted in a deleted scene when the military finally arrives and they start picking off the Chitauri soldiers one by one.
20th Apr '17 5:43:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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17th Apr '17 6:13:59 PM jeez
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* The [[YanksWithTanks United States Army's]] controversial rules of engagement turn them into this today, with court-martials being issued for the most ridiculous of reasons. To accomplish objectives, the United States uses the Navy and the [[SemperFi Marine Corps]], who are allowed to [[KarmaHoudini get away with much more questionable actions]].
** Much of this is due to the sheer amount of [[ExecutiveMeddling interference]] from politicians sticking their fingers into things where they're not the experts, and often refused to listen to the experts, or simply fired them for disagreeing with them.
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30th Mar '17 4:41:19 PM Khrunwahl02
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* The U.S. Armed Forces in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'' are frequently getting steamrolled by Decepticon invasions and every film in the series makes it out that the human military would have easily lost to the Decepticons within days had it not been for Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the Autobots.
20th Mar '17 5:56:04 AM Bissek
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', the Provincial Armies see doing anything that would justify their employers (The four most powerful non-royal nobles in Erebonia) ''having'' a private army (including tanks) as beneath them, instead focusing on helping their masters maintain their political power [[spoiler:(something they do to the point of outright treason)]]. The few times they're seen even attempting to resolve issues in the first game, they [[spoiler:deliberately]] make things worse. The Imperial Army doesn't look much better in the first game, with the entire 1st Armored Division getting wiped out by a surprise attack, only for a scratch defense force of nine army cadets, half a dozen academy instructors, and a '''maid''' to do a better job of slowing down the force that wiped them out less than an hour later. In the second game, once the surprise of the sudden rebellion wears off and the surviving units get a feel for what the enemy's new weapons systems are capable of, the Imperial Army looks much more competent.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', the Provincial Armies see doing anything that would justify their employers (The four most powerful non-royal nobles in Erebonia) ''having'' a private army (including tanks) as beneath them, instead focusing on helping their masters maintain their political power [[spoiler:(something they do to the point of outright treason)]]. The few times they're seen even attempting to resolve issues in the first game, they [[spoiler:deliberately]] make things worse. The Imperial Army doesn't look much better in the first game, with the entire 1st Armored Division (which, as it was in charge of the capital's defense, was presumably an elite unit) getting wiped out by a surprise attack, only for a scratch defense force of nine army cadets, half a dozen academy instructors, and a '''maid''' [[spoiler:(who was secretly an off-duty Ouroboros Enforcer, but still)]] to do a better job of slowing down the force that wiped them out less than an hour later. In the second game, once the surprise of the sudden rebellion wears off and the surviving units get a feel for what the enemy's new weapons systems are capable of, the Imperial Army looks much more competent.
3rd Mar '17 4:40:08 AM Khrunwahl02
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* This trope definitely matches these 3 words: [[ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron All Hail Megatron!]].

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* This trope definitely matches fits like a glove for these 3 words: [[ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron All Hail Megatron!]].
3rd Mar '17 4:39:37 AM Khrunwahl02
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* This trope definitely matches these 3 words: [[ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron All Hail Megatron!]].
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