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19th Mar '17 10:04:57 PM Scrapperlock
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**This is [[PlayedForLaughs hilariously]] shown in [[{{WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged}} Dragonball Z Abridged's]] "Cell vs" shorts. Various characters such as [[{{Manga/YuYuHakusho}} Yusuke Urameshi]] and [[{{Anime/Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] show up to try their hand in the Cell Games. The results are predictable.
9th Mar '17 4:57:53 PM WingedCat
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** Accelerator is another prime example. Before his DePower [[spoiler: and subsequent [[TookALevelInBadass multiple powerups]]]] He was unaccountably strong in Academy City, to the point where his [[EpicFail would-be assasins killed themselves on his passive defenses without him even realizing he'd been attacked.]] Conversly, for much of the series he is entirely vulnerable to magic attacks and from their perspective is no more able to defend himself than anybody else.

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** Accelerator is another prime example. Before his DePower [[spoiler: and subsequent [[TookALevelInBadass multiple powerups]]]] He was unaccountably strong in Academy City, to the point where his [[EpicFail would-be assasins assassins killed themselves on his passive defenses without him even realizing he'd been attacked.]] Conversly, for much of the series he is entirely vulnerable to magic attacks and from their perspective is no more able to defend himself than anybody else.
26th Feb '17 1:01:53 PM ProfessorDetective
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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' is well-respected among his race, but is not portrayed as being extraordinary powerful. In fact, his crazy uncle Baal is said to have much greater power than him and he can be put on a spell even by young and inexperienced female Warlock (as they are by default more powerful than males) and the only thing that makes him special is being in the possession of the Sword Sinister, through it's unexplained why. Compared to humans and other races he is however seen almost as a godlike being and Galaxy's only hope against the Termight Empire.
* There was a one-shot graphic novel in the late 1990's featuring Stan Lee's reimagining of several classic DC characters. The "Superman" adaptation was an alien cop named Saldan, a normal guy who ended up chasing a serial killer into an experimental spacecraft and ending up on Earth. Saldan discovered Earth's gravity was absurdly weak and human language was childishly simple, allowing him to settle in pretty effortlessly as a popular superhero. Solar energy wasn't a factor -- like Siegal and Schuster's early concept of Superman, Saldan was just built for a much harsher world in which he considered normal.

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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' is well-respected among his race, but is not portrayed as being extraordinary extraordinarily powerful. In fact, his crazy uncle Baal is said to have much greater power than him and he can be put on a spell even by young and inexperienced female Warlock (as they are by default more powerful than males) and the only thing that makes him special is being in the possession of the Sword Sinister, through it's unexplained why. Compared to humans and other races he is however seen almost as a godlike being and Galaxy's only hope against the Termight Empire.
* There was a series of one-shot graphic novel novels in the late 1990's featuring Stan Lee's reimagining of several classic DC characters.called ''ComicBook/JustImagineStanLeeCreatingTheDCUniverse''. The "Superman" adaptation was an alien cop named Saldan, a normal guy who ended up chasing a serial killer into an experimental spacecraft and ending up on Earth. Saldan discovered Earth's gravity was absurdly weak and human language was childishly simple, allowing him to settle in pretty effortlessly as a popular superhero. Solar energy wasn't a factor -- like Siegal and Schuster's early concept of Superman, Saldan was just built for a much harsher world in which he considered normal.
23rd Feb '17 6:31:11 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Hagrid's full giant half-brother Grawp is much larger than Hagrid and is pretty much the biggest thing in the Forbidden Forest. In the giants' homeland he's a runt among the other giants. In the final book Harry finally sees a full-sized giant and realizes that there's big and there's ''big''.
** And of course, there's Hagrid himself, who's much bigger than any human, but even smaller than Grawp.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Hagrid's full giant half-brother Grawp is much larger than Hagrid and is pretty much the biggest thing in the Forbidden Forest. In the giants' homeland he's a runt among the other giants. In the final book book, Harry finally sees a full-sized giant and realizes that there's big and there's ''big''.
** And of course, there's Hagrid himself, who's himself is much bigger than any human, impervious to most spells and has borderline super strength...but he's even smaller than Grawp.Grawp, let alone a true giant.
22nd Jan '17 3:24:05 PM blueflame724
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* This comes up several times in ''Manga/OnePiece'', where characters, usually one-shot, are hyped up as the strongest in whatever nation or island the story is taking place in at the time, only to be [[WorfEffect Worfed]] by a more worldly, and therefore more powerful, fighter. Zoro had this happen to himself in his "[[CurbStompBattle epic duel]]" with Mihawk at the Baratie;

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* This comes up several times in ''Manga/OnePiece'', where characters, usually one-shot, are hyped up as the strongest in whatever nation or island the story is taking place in at the time, only to be [[WorfEffect Worfed]] by a more worldly, and therefore more powerful, fighter. Zoro had this happen to himself in his "[[CurbStompBattle epic duel]]" with Mihawk at the Baratie;Baratie; despite being the most infamous swordsman and bounty hunter in the East Blue, Mihawk makes short work of him


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** Luffy himself runs up against this obstacle in both powers and experience. The majority of his opponents in the East Blue were overall less familiar and less equipped to deal with a devil fruit user. Luffy therefore tended to win more easily compared to many of his later opponents on the Grand Line. On the Grand Line itself, Devil Fruits themselves tend to be more frequent and varied making Luffy's own gomu gomu fruit look more mundane and weak(at least until Luffy trains it more).
19th Jan '17 4:12:50 PM ElectroKraken
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* ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine'' has Chaos Space Marines (Devastator, Tactical, what have you) serving as high-level mooks with lots of health and heavy weapons. While not weak at all in the {{Fluff}}, they're a standard Troops choice for a number of factions in the tabletop wargame.

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* ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine'' has Chaos Space Marines (Devastator, Tactical, what have you) serving as high-level mooks with lots of health and heavy weapons. While not weak at all in the {{Fluff}}, [[AllThereInTheManual Fluff]], they're a standard Troops choice for a number of factions in the tabletop wargame.
17th Jan '17 6:11:31 PM TrollMan
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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', the extra-dimensional Ultra Beasts are considered a serious threat to both people and normal Pokémon (each having extremely high proficiency in one or two stats), but in their home dimension, each type is quite common and they're one of the few legendary-type Pokémon to explicitly avert SingleSpecimenSpecies.
17th Jan '17 2:19:11 AM ElectroKraken
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* ''Series/JessicaJones'': Jessica and Luke are a good example. Compared to normal people they're complete powerhouses, but since they share a universe with the likes of The Avengers, they're relatively low on the superhuman totem pole. For reference, their powers are basically the same as The Hulk, but they're leagues below the Jade Giant in terms of power. Considering the rest of the avengers include PoweredArmour users and a PhysicalGod, it's safe to say their powers aren't a big draw. Even SuperSoldier Captain America and BadassNormal Widow and Hawkeye have fighting skills that make them much more effective than UnskilledButStrong Jess and Luke(although Luke is shown to be a capable fighter in his own series but living in a WorldOfCardboard causes him to focus too much on not killing to combine his strength and skill effectively).
** Kilgrave also counts, his powers in this series are borderline StoryBreakerPower, like his comic counterpart he's not exactly an Avengers level threat. Particularly since many Avengers can NoSell his virus based powers(Vision isn't human, Thor is immune to earthly viruses, Hulk has a healing factor, Iron Man's suit can filter the virus out, Hawkeye is immune to mind control after the first movie etc) and Captain America can(at least in the comics) resist him through sheer willpower.

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* ''Series/JessicaJones'': Jessica and Luke are a good example.examples. Compared to normal people they're complete powerhouses, but since they share a universe with the likes of The Avengers, they're relatively low on the superhuman totem pole. For reference, their powers are basically the same as The Hulk, but they're leagues below the Jade Giant in terms of power. Considering the rest of the avengers Avengers include PoweredArmour users and a PhysicalGod, it's safe to say their powers aren't a big draw. Even SuperSoldier Captain America and BadassNormal Widow and Hawkeye have fighting skills that make them much more effective than UnskilledButStrong Jess and Luke(although Luke (although Luke is shown to be a capable fighter in his own series but living in a WorldOfCardboard [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength World Of Cardboard]] causes him to focus too much on not killing to combine his strength and skill effectively).
** Kilgrave also counts, his powers in this series are borderline StoryBreakerPower, but like his comic counterpart he's not exactly an Avengers level threat. Particularly since many Avengers can NoSell his virus based powers(Vision powers (Vision isn't human, Thor is immune to earthly viruses, Hulk has a healing factor, Iron Man's suit can filter the virus out, Hawkeye is immune to mind control after the first movie etc) movie, and Captain America can(at can [at least in the comics) comics] resist him through sheer willpower.willpower).
17th Jan '17 2:02:21 AM ElectroKraken
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* In the ''RickAndMorty'' episode "''Close Encounters of the Rick Kind''", we're introduced to the Council Of Ricks, an organization consisting exclusively of alternate reality versions of Rick and their respective Morties. We're also introduced to "Doofus Rick" (actual title: Rick [=J19Z7=]), a version of Rick that's constantly mocked and bullied by the rest of the Ricks for being relatively dumber than them (and because, allegedly, he comes from a reality where people literally ''[[{{Squick}} eat their own shit]]''), and it's implied he's THE dumbest Rick in the whole Council. However, [[GeniusDitz this being Rick]] we're talking about, he is still a genius scientist with intelligence far above that of the human average. This is best shown when he shows Jerry, a character whose intelligence is average at the very best, how to make instant, oven-less brownies.

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* In the ''RickAndMorty'' ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "''Close Encounters of the Rick Kind''", we're introduced to the Council Of Ricks, an organization consisting exclusively of alternate reality versions of Rick and their respective Morties. We're also introduced to "Doofus Rick" (actual title: Rick [=J19Z7=]), a version of Rick that's constantly mocked and bullied by the rest of the Ricks for being relatively dumber than them (and because, allegedly, he comes from a reality where people literally ''[[{{Squick}} eat their own shit]]''), and it's implied he's THE dumbest Rick in the whole Council. However, [[GeniusDitz this being Rick]] we're talking about, he is still a genius scientist with intelligence far above that of the human average. This is best shown when he shows Jerry, a character whose intelligence is average at the very best, how to make instant, oven-less brownies.
16th Jan '17 11:42:25 AM FrankLinegar
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* ''Series/JessicaJones'': Jessica and Luke are a good example. Compared to normal people they're complete powerhouses, but since they share a universe with the likes of The Avengers, they're relatively low on the superhuman totem pole. For reference, their powers are basically the same as The Hulk, but they're leagues below the Jade Giant in terms of power. Considering the rest of the avengers include PoweredArmour users and a PhysicalGod, it's safe to say their powers aren't a big draw. Even SuperSoldier Captain America and BadassNormal Widow and Hawkeye have fighting skills that make them much more effective than UnskilledButStrong Jess and Luke(although Luke is shown to be a capable fighter in his own series but living in a WorldOfCardboard causes him to focus too much on not killing to combine his strength and skill effectively).
** Kilgrave also counts, his powers in this series are borderline StoryBreakerPower, like his comic counterpart he's not exactly an Avengers level threat. Particularly since many Avengers can NoSell his virus based powers(Vision isn't human, Thor is immune to earthly viruses, Hulk has a healing factor, Iron Man's suit can filter the virus out, Hawkeye is immune to mind control after the first movie etc) and Captain America can(at least in the comics) resist him through sheer willpower.
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