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26th Apr '16 5:30:19 AM giygasattack
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* This is the rationale behind #4 of TheThirtySixStratagems.
2nd Dec '15 8:24:38 AM RyanW
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** Another military example is the Battle of Britain. The RAF seemed to be on the verge of losing, but behind the scenes, it was continuously growing stronger while the German Luftwaffe was losing many of its finest pilots and aircraft it struggled to replace. Since the fighting took place over southern England and the Channel, almost all aviators who bailed out or survived crash landings were picked up by the British, to be returned to service (or in the case of Germans, to become prisoners). Eventually, the Germans were forced to concede an invasion of Britain was not going to be possible, and Britain, now with American forces beginning to arrive, went on the offensive.
27th Nov '15 6:08:45 PM PsychoGecko
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** Also applies to the power Moment Of Glory from the Regeneration powerset, usable by Scrappers, Brutes, and Stalkers, all of which focus on offense. The defensive buff it gives makes the user pretty much impossible to kill, but it only lasts as long as the name suggests. With the damage they can dole out, a moment can be all those characters need.
10th Nov '15 12:05:31 PM Tarrn
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* Alison Green of ''Webcomic/StrongFemaleProtagonist'' is a FlyingBrick former superhero with a fighting style built around tanking damage, while waiting for the right opening when she could end the fight with a single punch. She later realises that she was taking the same approach to fighting social injustice, [[PerfectSolutionFallacy always looking for the perfect solution,]] while disagreeing with her former allies and teammates who had found smaller, imperfect ways to try and make the world a better place.
** ''"Looking for the perfect answer to the world's problems is like looking for the perfect punch. It's only a good idea if you were never in danger to begin with."''

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* Alison Green of ''Webcomic/StrongFemaleProtagonist'' is a FlyingBrick former superhero with a fighting style built around tanking damage, while waiting for the right opening when she could end the fight with a single punch. She later realises that she was taking the same approach to fighting social injustice, [[PerfectSolutionFallacy always looking for the perfect solution,]] while disagreeing with her former allies and teammates who had found smaller, imperfect ways to try and make the world a better place.
** ''"Looking for the perfect answer to the world's problems is like looking for the perfect punch. It's only a good idea if you were never in danger to begin with."''
5th Nov '15 5:07:42 PM nombretomado
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* The basic concept behind the Hiryuu Shouten Ha technique in RanmaOneHalf: Get your opponent mad and let them keep attacking while you dodge and lead them around in a swirl without getting mad or attacking yourself, even if you take a few hits. This ends up "collecting" the expended "hot" chi energy of the opponent, and allows the user to mix "cold" chi in the mix, creating a tornado of energy upon its completion and tossing their opponent into the air.

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* The basic concept behind the Hiryuu Shouten Ha technique in RanmaOneHalf: ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Get your opponent mad and let them keep attacking while you dodge and lead them around in a swirl without getting mad or attacking yourself, even if you take a few hits. This ends up "collecting" the expended "hot" chi energy of the opponent, and allows the user to mix "cold" chi in the mix, creating a tornado of energy upon its completion and tossing their opponent into the air.
24th Oct '15 7:35:46 AM Tarrn
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* Alison Green of ''Webcomic/StrongFemaleProtagonist'' is a FlyingBrick former superhero with a fighting style built around tanking damage, while waiting for the right opening when she could end the fight with a single punch. She later realises that she was taking the same approach to fighting social injustice, [[PerfectSolutionFallacy always looking for the perfect solution,]] while disagreeing with her former allies and teammates who had found smaller, imperfect ways to try and make the world a better place.
**''"Looking for the perfect answer to the world's problems is like looking for the perfect punch. It's only a good idea if you were never in danger to begin with."''
10th Oct '15 9:56:24 PM TheGameMaster
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* In any game with survival missions, this is often the easiest way to handle them. Just let them come and attack, while you stay in a position where their attacks effect you least. You might not be able to stay in situation forever, but it could be just long enough.
10th Jul '15 12:27:42 AM Chabal2
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Marik's Osiris-centered combo is set up so the dragon's attack increases with the amount of cards in his hand, which increases whenever one of his monsters dies. His slime monster perpetually ressurects and automatically TakesTheBullet for any other target, so the dragon's attack keeps increasing. Yugi counters it by mindcontrolling the slime. The dragon automatically attacks weak monsters, killing the slime and letting Marik draw a card... except the slime ressurects on Yugi's side, causing the dragon to attack and Marik to draw a card, up until Marik runs out of cards and loses by default, unable to stop the loop.
19th May '15 9:46:36 AM nombretomado
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* In {{Asterix}} and the Big Fight, Vitalstatistix must fight a rival chieftain who's sold out to the Romans and ''much'' larger than him, without magic potion as Getafix is amnesiac. So his strategy is to run away from him in the ring, dodging punches, until Asterix shows up to tell him the druid got better. This good news allows Vitalstatistix to RingOut the rival in one punch.

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* In {{Asterix}} ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Big Fight, Fight'', Vitalstatistix must fight a rival chieftain who's sold out to the Romans and ''much'' larger than him, without magic potion as Getafix is amnesiac. So his strategy is to run away from him in the ring, dodging punches, until Asterix shows up to tell him the druid got better. This good news allows Vitalstatistix to RingOut the rival in one punch.
7th May '15 3:54:35 PM nombretomado
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* Most Tank-type characters in CityOfHeroes have a power that gives them a lot of bonuses and power, but only for a few minutes, after which you'll be drained of endurance and/or other abilities. The reasoning is this very trope: You need those extra defenses just for a minute or so, after that it won't matter.

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* Most Tank-type characters in CityOfHeroes ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' have a power that gives them a lot of bonuses and power, but only for a few minutes, after which you'll be drained of endurance and/or other abilities. The reasoning is this very trope: You need those extra defenses just for a minute or so, after that it won't matter.
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