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8th Jun '18 7:08:47 PM Wyldchyld
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** Perhaps the most egregious moment is in the Volume 5 finale, "Haven's Fate", [[spoiler:when Professor Lionheart decides to cut and run as the battle between Ozpin and Salem's forces begins to tilt in the former's favor. Unfortunately, he is stopped by Salem via her Seer Grimm, who demands to know what Lionheart is doing. After frantically explaining himself and trying to regain her favor, Salem stays silent for several moments. Unnerved by her continued silence, he finally tries to grow a pair and draws his weapon at the Seer, which slaps his weapon away. He then spends his last moments frantically begging for his life before being [[CruelAndUnusualDeath brutally mauled to death]] [[GoryDiscretionShot offscreen by the Seer]].]]
8th Jun '18 8:04:17 AM Katkiller-V
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* In ''Fanfic/OfSheepAndBattleChicken'', a story built on RuleOfCool and over the top action, this trope is especially jarring when hype for a battle between Shepard and a Salarian assassin named Shift is built up for several chapters. [[spoiler:Shift is killed instantly by an eezo-fueled bomb left behind when Shepard and company chose discretion as the better part of valor.]]
5th Jun '18 1:22:54 PM Eddy1215
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** Later in "The Day of the Doctor", when the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors both try to ReverseThePolarity of a time vortex at the same time, only for nothing to happen because their sonic screwdrivers cancell each other out.

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** Later in "The Day of the Doctor", when the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors both try to ReverseThePolarity of a time vortex at the same time, only for nothing to happen because their sonic screwdrivers cancell cancel each other out.
5th Jun '18 12:44:39 PM StFan
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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' - First Emperor tries to use his secret attack, the Martyr, against Quant, who just breaks all the tension by throwing [[ButtMonkey Ship Leesoo]] [[GrievousHarmWithABody against him]].

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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' - ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': First Emperor tries to use his secret attack, the Martyr, against Quant, who just breaks all the tension by throwing [[ButtMonkey Ship Leesoo]] [[GrievousHarmWithABody against him]].



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* In ''FanFic/MyLittleCastlevania'', Spike attempts to pull a YouShallNotPass on a group of monsters to protect Rarity and Sweetie Belle, only for [[spoiler:Fluttershy to show up with the [[AchillesHeel Golden Cross]] and scare them off.]]
* This happens several times in ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame''. Perhaps the most notable is the Mane Six' first confrontation against [[spoiler:[[EvilOverlord King]] [[PhysicalGod Titan]] (the real one, as opposed to his Puppet Avatars). They activate the Elements of Harmony, and the familiar blast of rainbows careens towards the King. Completely unfazed, he says [[LittleNo "No."]] and [[WorfBarrage neutralizes the Mane Six' most powerful weapon]] [[NoSell without batting an eye]].]]

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* In ''FanFic/MyLittleCastlevania'', ''Fanfic/MyLittleCastlevania'', Spike attempts to pull a YouShallNotPass on a group of monsters to protect Rarity and Sweetie Belle, only for [[spoiler:Fluttershy to show up with the [[AchillesHeel Golden Cross]] and scare them off.]]
* This happens several times in ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame''.''Fanfic/TheImmortalGame''. Perhaps the most notable is the Mane Six' first confrontation against [[spoiler:[[EvilOverlord King]] [[PhysicalGod Titan]] (the real one, as opposed to his Puppet Avatars). They activate the Elements of Harmony, and the familiar blast of rainbows careens towards the King. Completely unfazed, he says [[LittleNo "No."]] and [[WorfBarrage neutralizes the Mane Six' most powerful weapon]] [[NoSell without batting an eye]].]]



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* ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' has Alice become a giant and start a speech about [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech the reasons the Queen of Hearts sucks]], but she shrinks while she says it. No one takes it seriously as a result.

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* ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' has Alice become a giant and start a speech about [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech the reasons the Queen of Hearts sucks]], but she shrinks while she says it. No one No-one takes it seriously as a result.



* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'': Flight commander Jim Lovell was planning on retiring from NASA after this mission, and what better way to do it than by walking on the moon, after previously flying to it on Apollo 8. Unfortunately, an explosion in mid-flight meant having to abort the moon landing, thereby making Lovell the only astronaut to travel to the moon twice without actually landing.

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* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'': ''Film/Apollo13'': Flight commander Jim Lovell was planning on retiring from NASA after this mission, and what better way to do it than by walking on the moon, after previously flying to it on Apollo 8. Unfortunately, an explosion in mid-flight meant having to abort the moon landing, thereby making Lovell the only astronaut to travel to the moon twice without actually landing.



* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', Nux, who idolizes Immortan Joe, tells Joe that he knows a secret way into the war rig's cabin which he can use to get Furiosa. Joe gives him a gun, sprays his face with berserker chrome, and promises that Nux will not only enter Valhalla for what he's about to do, but Joe will carry him through the gates personally. Nux jumps onto the rig and starts to run for the cabin only for his chain to snag on the catwalk, throwing him off the top and losing the gun.
-->'''Joe''': Mediocre!

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* In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', Nux, who idolizes Immortan Joe, tells Joe that he knows a secret way into the war rig's cabin which he can use to get Furiosa. Joe gives him a gun, sprays his face with berserker chrome, and promises that Nux will not only enter Valhalla for what he's about to do, but Joe will carry him through the gates personally. Nux jumps onto the rig and starts to run for the cabin -- only for his chain to snag on the catwalk, throwing him off the top and losing the gun.
-->'''Joe''': -->'''Joe:''' Mediocre!



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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'':



-->'''Bronn:''' You are a shitty warrior.

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-->'''Bronn:''' --->'''Bronn:''' You are a shitty warrior.



** During "The Day of the Doctor", the Tenth Doctor delivers a BadassBoast to what he thinks is a Zygon disguising itself as a rabbit... only to realise he is talking to an ''actual'' rabbit.
** Later in "The Day of the Doctor", when the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors both try to ReverseThePolarity of a time vortex at the same time, only for nothing to happen because their sonic screwdrivers cancelled each other out.
--> '''Tenth Doctor''': I'm reversing it, you're reversing it ''back'' again. We're ''confusing'' the polarity!

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** During "The Day of the Doctor", the Tenth Doctor delivers a BadassBoast to what he thinks is a Zygon disguising itself as a rabbit... only to realise realize he is talking to an ''actual'' rabbit.
** Later in "The Day of the Doctor", when the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors both try to ReverseThePolarity of a time vortex at the same time, only for nothing to happen because their sonic screwdrivers cancelled cancell each other out.
--> '''Tenth Doctor''': --->'''Tenth Doctor:''' I'm reversing it, you're reversing it ''back'' again. We're ''confusing'' the polarity!



* A lesser example in season 2 of Series/TheFlash2014, if only because it quickly turns into a Moment of Awesome for the villain: Barry has learned a new trick with the Speed Force, and prepares to unleash it against the BigBad. Harry asks what he's doing, and when Cisco tells him, Harry adopts an appropriate "ThisIsGoingToSuck" face.
--> '''Harry:''' What's he doing?\\

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* A lesser example in season 2 of Series/TheFlash2014, ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', if only because it quickly turns into a Moment of Awesome for the villain: Barry has learned a new trick with the Speed Force, and prepares to unleash it against the BigBad. Harry asks what he's doing, and when Cisco tells him, Harry adopts an appropriate "ThisIsGoingToSuck" face.
--> '''Harry:''' -->'''Harry:''' What's he doing?\\



''cut to outside''\\
''Barry winds up and tosses a bolt at Zoom. The audience expects him to dodge at best.''\\
''Zoom performs an ArrowCatch on'' '''[[UpToEleven lightning.]]'''\\
''Then Zoom unleashes a CurbStompBattle that is terrifying to behold.''

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''Barry
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'['Barry
winds up and tosses a bolt at Zoom. The Zoom; the audience expects him to dodge at best.''\\
''Zoom
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''[Zoom
performs an ArrowCatch on'' '''[[UpToEleven lightning.]]'''\\
''Then Zoom unleashes a CurbStompBattle that is terrifying to behold.''
lightning]]''']\\



** Black and white mana spells often have such effects, as well. Black has a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202486 slew of]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=197023 cheap]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370609 spells]] that can easily [[OneHitKill destroy even the most powerful creatures in a single stroke]]. White will do you one even better: it won't just destroy your creature, it will [[ThePowerOfTheVoid erase it from]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370408 existance altogether]] with exile spells, or just force it to stop fighting with [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370812 Pacifism]]. Raised a giant army that can utterly crush the White opponent underfoot? Watch him invoke the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=376592 Wrath of God]] to ruin it. Or maybe he will let you attack alright - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=129593 but your army will fail to even make a dent because of his Holy Day,]] and then he will finish you off with his own army while your creatures are tapped out from that offensive you were sure would be your victory.

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** Black and white mana spells often have such effects, as well. Black has a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202486 slew of]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=197023 cheap]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370609 spells]] that can easily [[OneHitKill destroy even the most powerful creatures in a single stroke]]. White will do you one even better: it won't just destroy your creature, it will [[ThePowerOfTheVoid erase it from]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370408 existance altogether]] with exile spells, or just force it to stop fighting with [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370812 Pacifism]]. Raised a giant army that can utterly crush the White opponent underfoot? Watch him invoke the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=376592 Wrath of God]] to ruin it. Or maybe he will let you attack alright - -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=129593 but your army will fail to even make a dent because of his Holy Day,]] and then he will finish you off with his own army while your creatures are tapped out from that offensive you were sure would be your victory.



* Parodied ([[RuleOfFunny like everything else]]) in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. A group of SuperSentai parodies called the Prism Rangers show up to ruin the characters' day. They begin to transform into their awesome super form to curb stomp the heroes...and then Etna interrupts by shooting two of them in the kneecaps. This leads to a series wide RunningGag, with the Prism Rangers showing up every game and being treated [[ButtMonkey like total losers]].

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* Parodied ([[RuleOfFunny like everything else]]) in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. A group of SuperSentai parodies called the Prism Rangers show up to ruin the characters' day. They begin to transform into their awesome super form to curb stomp the heroes... and then Etna interrupts by shooting two of them in the kneecaps. This leads to a series wide RunningGag, with the Prism Rangers showing up every game and being treated [[ButtMonkey like total losers]].



* {{Kaizo Trap}}s lead to this for ''the player.''



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** In one strip, Belkar was fighting a vampire goliath. He came up with a clever plan to lure it into a trap, but at the last second, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1026.html his moment was stolen. Twice.]] Even worse, he was denied bragging rights for being ProperlyParanoid about [[spoiler:Vampire Durkon]].
** He suffered another one previously: the famous "[[AtopAMountainOfCorpses sexy shoeless god of war]]" [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html scene]]. Problem is, by D&D 3.5 rules, if you can kill enemies [[CurbStompBattle so easily that you can build a mountain out of them]], ''[[NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction you don't get anything for it]]''.
-->'''Haley''': ''(To Durkon)'' [[BearerOfBadNews So, do you want to be the one to tell him that he probably won't get any XP from any of them?]]
-->'''Durkon''': [[DrawingStraws Let's draw straws]].
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1067.html this chapter]], Roy was about to demonstrate his new control of his AncestralWeapon's hidden powers...when a TooDumbToLive captain [[NiceJobBreakingItHero costs him his moment and more]].

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** In one strip, Belkar was fighting a vampire goliath. He came up with a clever plan to lure it into a trap, but at the last second, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1026.html his moment was stolen. Twice.]] Even worse, he was denied bragging rights for being ProperlyParanoid about [[spoiler:Vampire Durkon]].
** He suffered another one previously: the
The famous "[[AtopAMountainOfCorpses sexy shoeless god of war]]" [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html scene]]. Problem is, by D&D 3.5 rules, if you can kill enemies [[CurbStompBattle so easily that you can build a mountain out of them]], ''[[NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction you don't get anything for it]]''.
-->'''Haley''': ''(To Durkon)'' --->'''Haley:''' ''[to Durkon]'' [[BearerOfBadNews So, do you want to be the one to tell him that he probably won't get any XP from any of them?]]
-->'''Durkon''':
them?]]\\
'''Durkon:'''
[[DrawingStraws Let's draw straws]].
** In another strip, Belkar is fighting a vampire goliath. He comes up with a clever plan to lure it into a trap, but at the last second, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1026.html his moment is stolen. Twice.]] Even worse, he is denied bragging rights for being ProperlyParanoid about [[spoiler:Vampire Durkon]].
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1067.html this chapter]], Roy was about to demonstrate his new control of his AncestralWeapon's hidden powers... when a TooDumbToLive captain [[NiceJobBreakingItHero costs him his moment and more]].



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* ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux''... well... let's just say that she managed to make this an art form in her TV series.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux''... well... let's just say that she managed to make this an art form in her TV series.



** In "Slice of Life", Doctor Whooves enters a bowling tournament faced with a 7-10 split with his team's victory riding on his getting the spare. The Doctor fumbles the throw but manages to strike one pin with it. That pin slowly wobbles toward the other... and comes within an inch of knocking it down.

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** In "Slice of Life", Doctor Whooves Hooves enters a bowling tournament faced with a 7-10 split with his team's victory riding on his getting the spare. The Doctor fumbles the throw but manages to strike one pin with it. That pin slowly wobbles toward the other... and comes within an inch of knocking it down.



* In 1918 the Germans mustered all their remaining reserves, including the cream of their armies, for one more tilt at winning the First World War (or at least forcing a favourable peace) before the US Army deployed in full strength. Having battered the British Fifth Army to pieces and gained more ground in less time than anyone had managed on the Western Front in the past four years, the Germans were well on their way to winning. All of a sudden, the gains they made became the end instead of the means. Paris beckoned as a shiny distraction, the British and the French rallied, US forces began to trickle into the battle... and the downhill slide began. For the Germans, this overlaps with NiceJobBreakingItHero.

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* In 1918 the Germans mustered all their remaining reserves, including the cream of their armies, for one more tilt at winning the First World War (or at least forcing a favourable favorable peace) before the US Army deployed in full strength. Having battered the British Fifth Army to pieces and gained more ground in less time than anyone had managed on the Western Front in the past four years, the Germans were well on their way to winning. All of a sudden, the gains they made became the end instead of the means. Paris beckoned as a shiny distraction, the British and the French rallied, US forces began to trickle into the battle... and the downhill slide began. For the Germans, this overlaps with NiceJobBreakingItHero.
2nd Jun '18 1:59:06 PM Trooper924
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Blurr races across space--bouncing off moons, meteors, and other space debris--so that he can reach Cybertron and warn the Autobot High Council of the existence of a double agent in their midst. Unfortunately, the first person he talks to ''is'' said double agent, who asks if Blurr had [[HaveYouToldAnyoneElse talked to anyone else about this...]]
2nd Jun '18 10:22:55 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Fanfic/HowIBecameYours'', Azula gets her bending powers back due to the PowerOfLove and is about to help Katara and Sokka against Sho and Mai, [[spoiler:but then Mai throws a knife into her chest, fatally injuring her]]


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* In ''Webcomic/HowIBecameYours'', Azula gets her bending powers back due to the PowerOfLove and is about to help Katara and Sokka against Sho and Mai, [[spoiler:but then Mai throws a knife into her chest, fatally injuring her]]
1st Jun '18 8:30:30 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** It was more that, while the Germans were gaining ground, they were also taking just horrific casualties in the process, while marching away from their railheads through areas that had already been devastated in previous battles, which meant that they were outrunning their supplies. They hit their culminating point, the Allied counteroffensive began, and the German army was defeated in the battle of Amiens (8 August, the "Black Day of the German Army"). A few weeks later in mid-September the Macedonian and Palestinian fronts completely collapsed, leading to the capitulation of Bulgaria, and Germany suing for an armistice (on Ludendorff's urging) on October 3. And all this before the rapid Allied advance through Serbia to the Danube and the catastrophic Austrian defeat at Vittorio Veneto.
1st Jun '18 8:28:56 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Making the outcome only slightly less agonizing for the Saints was that even if they had won, they would still have been eliminated from the playoffs. The Saints also needed the Dallas Cowboys to lose that day, but that team won.



** Ironically, the level following their original appearance is considered [[ThatOneLevel one of the worst levels in the entire series]]. ''Don't'' screw with their intro.



* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': The '''entirety''' of Krillin's very existence in the series, specifically when Goku passes him the Spirit Bomb. And Vegeta jumps over it because he's either savvy or Krillin just can't get a break.

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The '''entirety''' of Krillin's very existence in the series, specifically when Goku passes him the Spirit Bomb. And Vegeta jumps over it because he's either savvy or Krillin just can't get a break.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', John has discovered [[spoiler:Jack Noir over his dead Dad, and Rose's dead Mom,]] he gets a very serious look on his face, the music swells and... [[spoiler:Jack teleports behind him and stabs him through the chest.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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John has discovered [[spoiler:Jack Noir over his dead Dad, and Rose's dead Mom,]] he gets a very serious look on his face, the music swells and... [[spoiler:Jack teleports behind him and stabs him through the chest.]]



*** The only exception being the season 3 premiere "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E."



* In 1917 Italian general Pietro Badoglio realized that the Austro-Hungarian army was about to launch an offensive that could have broken the Italian lines, so he carefully set up an artillery trap to annihilate the enemy forces at a chokepoint. The Austro-Hungarian offensive came and broke the lines at Caporetto, the enemy forces arrived at his chokepoint... And the Italian artillery didn't open fire because he had ordered them to wait for his orders and had remained isolated.
** How the battle ended was one for the Austro-Hungarians. After over two years on the defensive they finally launched their offensive and broke through the Italian lines, penetrating in Veneto with a two pronged offensive aimed at Venice on the South and the Val Trompia (the valley where almost all of Italy's weapon factories were and still are sited). Then the Italian army, that for two years had showed little will to fight an offensive war, realized the national territory had been invaded and decided to hold the line on the Piave river, while the northern prong, that could have defeated Italy anyway by simply capturing the weapon factories, found that the Monte Grappa, the last mountain before Val Trompia, had been fortified with insane amounts of artillery ''precisely in case of such an evenience''. The Austro-Hungarian offensive was stopped, with the Italian high command itself being surprised by the result of the southern battle (they had intended the defence of the Piave river as an holding action while a better defence was prepared, and only fortified the Piave line after being told of what had just happened), and the Austro-Hungarians would not advance further while the Italians prepared the counter-offensive that would cause the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
*** The initial defence of the Piave line was one for the Italian high command. Why? It was the ''only'' important battle in the war that the Italian high command did not lead, leaving tactics in the hands of the 4th Army command and his subordinates, who, for once, had freedom to do whatever was needed. Needless to say, the Italian high command looked like a group of idiots when they realized they had missed the chance to prove themselves...
1st Jun '18 8:08:37 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Every character has a counter that builds up their Ultimate, their most powerful ability. Because a well-timed Ultimate can change the course of a whole match, a big portion of the game is trying to negate the enemy team's Ultimates. Usually you can do this by killing or stunning the opponent just as his Ultimate is activating. D.va can also "eat" Ultimates by putting her Defense Matrix over an opponent just as their Ultimate is activating, which prevents it from activating.
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* The ''Series/{{Merlin}}''

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