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27th May '16 12:54:40 AM Maniago
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* A running gag in the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' album "The Daily Star" resolves around a sherrif who takes great pride in the fact that the bars of the cell in his office are unbreakable, which he claims will prevent any escape attempts. Although he is right about the strength of the bars, the rest of the office is not that strong so itís still very much a CardBoardPrison. At the end of the story, the entire sheriff office is destroyed with only the bars still standing.
11th May '16 12:07:05 PM erforce
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* A minor example in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', someone shuts a metal security door in their faces, and Sarah asks Cameron if she can get through it. Being a Terminator she could given time, but it's faster to punch a hole in the concrete wall. Of course, the person they were going after was expecting human pursuers, against whom the wall would have been sufficient.

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* A minor example in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', someone shuts a metal security door in their faces, and Sarah asks Cameron if she can get through it. Being a Terminator she could given time, but it's faster to punch a hole in the concrete wall. Of course, the person they were going after was expecting human pursuers, against whom the wall would have been sufficient.
3rd May '16 1:40:13 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The fate of the guy responsible for that flaw is revealed [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse elsewhere]]; the Emperor personally [[YouHaveFailedMe executed]] him. The engineer, thanks to the miracle of cloning, went on to [[CareerBuildingBlunder design]] the ''next'' Death Star as well. And every time he messed up, the Emperor would use [[FateWorseThanDeath a new method]] to kill the engineer before putting him right back to work with memories of the death intact.
30th Apr '16 1:35:10 PM Nautilus1
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* [[CoolBoat German battleships]] ''Bismarck'' and ''Tirpitz'' had been built with tremendously durable hulls and armor, able to survive and move under their own power [[MadeOfIron after a direct hit from the said Tallboy bomb]]. The direct hit had been a necessity, since their armored decks were mostly impervious to standard [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] 500lbs and 1600lbs bombs. Their stern construction, however, made impossible the steering via propellers only and left most of the rudders and steering engines poorly protected. The Kriegsmarine knew that after ''Bismarck'' sea trials, but did not expect it to hamper the ship's fighting ability. Unfortunately it did, as a single lucky shot from a torpedo broke the rudders and left ''Bismarck'' a sitting duck in her first raid.

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* [[CoolBoat German battleships]] ''Bismarck'' and ''Tirpitz'' had been built with tremendously durable hulls and armor, able to survive and move under their own power [[MadeOfIron after a direct hit from the said Tallboy bomb]]. The direct hit had been a necessity, since their armored decks were mostly impervious to standard [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] 500lbs and 1600lbs bombs. Their stern construction, however, made impossible the steering via propellers only and left most of the rudders and steering engines poorly protected. The Kriegsmarine knew that after ''Bismarck'' sea trials, but [[TemptingFate did not expect it to hamper the ship's fighting ability.ability]]. Unfortunately it did, as a single lucky shot from a torpedo broke the rudders and left ''Bismarck'' a sitting duck in her first raid.
30th Apr '16 1:34:02 PM Nautilus1
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* [[CoolBoat German battleships]] ''Bismarck'' and ''Tirpitz'' had been built with tremendously durable hulls and armor, able to survive and move under their own power [[MadeOfIron after a direct hit from the said Tallboy bomb]]. The direct hit had been a necessity, since their armored decks were mostly impervious to standard [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] 500lbs and 1600lbs bombs. Their stern construction, however, made impossible the steering via propellers only and left most of the rudders and steering engines poorly protected. The Kriegsmarine knew that after ''Bismarck'' sea trials, but did not expect it to hamper the ship's fighting ability. Unfortunately it did, as a single lucky shot from a torpedo broke the rudders and left ''Bismarck'' a sitting duck in her first raid.
20th Apr '16 7:04:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Amusingly, the presence of the hole seems to indicate that this trope [[GenreSavvy occurred to Ikana's enemies]] in Termina's history.

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** Amusingly, the presence of the hole seems to indicate that this trope [[GenreSavvy occurred to Ikana's enemies]] enemies in Termina's history.
20th Apr '16 6:53:15 PM AuraXtreme
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** Amusingly, the presence of the hole seems to indicate that this trope [[GenreSavvy occurred to Ikana's enemies]] in Termina's history.
4th Apr '16 3:26:47 AM eroock
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->''The materials used to create a lock are of utmost importance. Shoddy brass or copper will give way to a well placed kick, thereby rendering the lock itself useless. I recommend steel over iron when choosing a material. More robust materials tend to be prohibitively expensive and necessitate the door being made of similar metals. I have been chagrined to stumble across the shattered shell of a wooden chest, its dwarven lock intact and still locked.''

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->''The ->''"The materials used to create a lock are of utmost importance. Shoddy brass or copper will give way to a well placed kick, thereby rendering the lock itself useless. I recommend steel over iron when choosing a material. More robust materials tend to be prohibitively expensive and necessitate the door being made of similar metals. I have been chagrined to stumble across the shattered shell of a wooden chest, its dwarven lock intact and still locked.''"''
29th Mar '16 11:04:49 AM Generality
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' is guilty to this, no matter what weapon you have, even ''[[YouNukeEm Fat]] [[UpToEleven Man]]'', as long as the door is lock, you can't blow it up.
29th Mar '16 5:27:12 AM Mhazard
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' is guilty to this, no matter what weapon you have, even ''[[YouNukeEm Fat]] [[UpToEleven Man]]'', as long as the door is lock, you can't blow it up.
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