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26th Jul '16 12:17:22 AM RobTan
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* Averted in ''The Country of the Blind'' by Creator/HGWells. Wells took the Erasmus quote and completely flipped it around. In this case, a sighted man stumbles into a society of composed solely of blind people (their blindness is congenital and the society has completely forgotten what sight is). The sighted man expects to be able to awe the blind natives and rule over them, unfortunately, in a society built by and for blind people, is actually a ''disadvantage'' (everyone works at night and houses have no windows, for starters). The sighted man is shunned until he considers blinding himself to better fit in.

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* Averted in ''The Country of the Blind'' by Creator/HGWells. Wells took the Erasmus quote and completely flipped it around. In this case, a sighted man stumbles into a society of composed solely of blind people (their blindness is congenital and the society has completely forgotten what sight is). The sighted man expects to be able to awe the blind natives and rule over them, unfortunately, in a society built by and for blind people, sight is actually a ''disadvantage'' (everyone works at night and houses have no windows, for starters). The sighted man is shunned until he considers blinding himself to better fit in.



* Parodied in ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', among her old sorority sisters, Charoltte fills the same kind of role that [[LoveableSexManiac Samantha]] fills in the main group.

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* Parodied in ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', among her old sorority sisters, Charoltte [[AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits Charlotte]] fills the same kind of role that [[LoveableSexManiac Samantha]] fills in the main group.
25th Jul '16 7:24:04 AM RobTan
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* ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom'' is generally cinsidered a second-tier hero at best in the mainstream DC Universe, however, when he is transported to the ''Creator/{{Wildstorm}}'' universe, he proves to be almost unstoppable, all but casually walking through ComicBook/TheAuthority, that worlds' mightiest [[NinetiesAntiHero "heroes"]].

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* ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom'' is generally cinsidered considered a second-tier hero at best in the mainstream DC Universe, however, when he is transported to the ''Creator/{{Wildstorm}}'' universe, he proves to be almost unstoppable, all but casually walking through ComicBook/TheAuthority, that worlds' mightiest [[NinetiesAntiHero "heroes"]].
25th Jul '16 2:24:29 AM RobTan
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* ''ComicBook/CaotainAtom'' is generally cinsidered a second-tier hero at best in the mainstream DC Universe, however, when he is transported to the ''Creator/{{Wildstorm}}'' universe, he proves to be almost unstoppable, all but casually walking through ComicBook/TheAuthority, that worlds' mightiest [[NinetiesAntiHero "heroes"]].

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* ''ComicBook/CaotainAtom'' ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom'' is generally cinsidered a second-tier hero at best in the mainstream DC Universe, however, when he is transported to the ''Creator/{{Wildstorm}}'' universe, he proves to be almost unstoppable, all but casually walking through ComicBook/TheAuthority, that worlds' mightiest [[NinetiesAntiHero "heroes"]].


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* Parodied in ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', among her old sorority sisters, Charoltte fills the same kind of role that [[LoveableSexManiac Samantha]] fills in the main group.
25th Jul '16 2:20:08 AM RobTan
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* ''ComicBook/CaotainAtom'' is generally cinsidered a second-tier hero at best in the mainstream DC Universe, however, when he is transported to the ''Creator/{{Wildstorm}}'' universe, he proves to be almost unstoppable, all but casually walking through ComicBook/TheAuthority, that worlds' mightiest [[NinetiesAntiHero "heroes"]].
13th Jul '16 8:34:53 PM Discar
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Compare LikeADuckTakesToWater, where the individuals transplanted have some unique gifts or knowledge. This one is just a normal guy or person in his/her universe, but is special in another. FishOutOfWater goes hand-in-hand with this trope. This is a staple of comic book alien supers. {{Invoked|Trope}} for SummonEverymanHero. See also ThoseWereOnlyTheirScouts. Contrast OutsideContextVillain. Compare and contrast MightyWhitey.

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Compare LikeADuckTakesToWater, where the individuals transplanted have some unique gifts or knowledge. This one is just a normal guy or person in his/her universe, but is special in another. FishOutOfWater goes hand-in-hand with this trope. This is a staple of comic book alien supers. {{Invoked|Trope}} for SummonEverymanHero. See also ThoseWereOnlyTheirScouts. Contrast OutsideContextVillain.OutsideContextProblem. Compare and contrast MightyWhitey.
7th Jul '16 11:23:54 AM TheSinful
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** [[SuperSmoke Captain Smoker]] qualified before the TimeSkip. While we was certainly badass, he was also a [[IntangibleMan Logia user]] stationed in the weakest sea then later in the first half of the Grand Line. Neither sea has many (or any for the East Blue) people even capable of touching him, let alone fighting. However, one guy on what seems to be on a whim stopped over at East Blue to see how his son was doing, and make Smoker quake in his boots without physically doing anything to him. Said man was admittedly later revealed as "[[TheDreaded The World's Most Wanted Man]]" Dragon the Revolutionary.
** Many logai users, people able to fully transform, either partially or completely, into an element or thing (Smoker becoming smoke), can see the first half of the Grand Line as their very large "tiny pond" as any person or crew who survives in the later half is going to [[spoiler:be trained in Haki abilities, ki attacks]] which nullify the advantage of becoming one's element and allows them to sustain damage.

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** [[SuperSmoke Captain Smoker]] qualified before the TimeSkip. While we he was certainly badass, he was also a [[IntangibleMan Logia user]] stationed in the weakest sea then later in the first half of the Grand Line. Neither sea has many (or any for the East Blue) people even capable of touching him, let alone fighting. However, one guy on what seems to be on a whim stopped over at East Blue to see how his son was doing, and make Smoker quake in his boots without physically doing anything to him. Said man was admittedly later revealed as "[[TheDreaded The World's Most Wanted Man]]" Dragon the Revolutionary.
** Many logai logia users, people able to fully transform, either partially or completely, into an element or thing (Smoker becoming smoke), can see the first half of the Grand Line as their very large "tiny pond" as any person or crew who survives in the later half is going to [[spoiler:be be trained in Haki abilities, Haki, ki attacks]] attacks which nullify the advantage of becoming one's element and allows them to sustain damage.


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* Downplayed in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11568253/1/Supernova Supernova]]'' where [[Manga/OnePiece Luffy]] is a large fish in a tiny pond. In the Grand Line, his logia powers and skill with [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Rokushiki]] make him a highly dangerous fighter, but in the East Blue no one can even attack him without hurting themselves ever since he became a [[PowerOfTheSun sun man]].
27th Jun '16 8:40:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:monsters are extremely vulnerable to KillingIntent. Because of this, a human with enough EX and LOVE can slaughter hordes of monsters]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:monsters are extremely vulnerable to KillingIntent. Because of this, a human with enough EX [[FunWithAcronyms EXP and LOVE LOVE]] can slaughter hordes of monsters]].
27th Jun '16 8:39:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:monsters are extremely vulnerable to KillingIntent. Because of this, a human with enough EX and LOVE can slaughter hordes of monsters]].
25th Jun '16 4:10:49 AM HappyMan
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** Also, Garnet is shown to be very well-adjusted, as opposed to Pearl and Amethyst, who have a truckload of issues and a hefty amount of self-loathing, each for their own reasons regarding their perceived role and origins. However, [[spoiler: once again, the reason for this is that Garnet is a fusion of two lovers. On their own, Ruby and Sapphire can barely function, and are so co-dependent that they become complete wrecks (especially Ruby) if they're separated for more than five minutes.]]

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** *** Also, Garnet is shown to be very well-adjusted, as opposed to Pearl and Amethyst, who have a truckload of issues and a hefty amount of self-loathing, each for their own reasons regarding their perceived role and origins. However, [[spoiler: once again, the reason for this is that Garnet is a fusion of two lovers. On their own, Ruby and Sapphire can barely function, and are so co-dependent that they become complete wrecks (especially Ruby) if they're separated for more than five minutes.]]
25th Jun '16 4:10:28 AM HappyMan
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** Garnet is this compared to the other Crystal Gems in two different ways:
*** The show estabilished pretty early that Garnet is miles ahead Pearl and Amethyst in terms of power. However, [[spoiler: the source of Garnet's strength and power is being a fusion. Compared to other two-gem fusions like Opal or especially Malachite, Garnet comes out as rather unimpressive instead, and might as well be the weakest fusion shown so far, not counting Stevonnie. Her components, Ruby and Sapphire, don't look to be very strong on their own either (as stated above, Ruby is a literal RedShirt, while Sapphire is a {{seer}} with little combat ability)]].
** Also, Garnet is shown to be very well-adjusted, as opposed to Pearl and Amethyst, who have a truckload of issues and a hefty amount of self-loathing, each for their own reasons regarding their perceived role and origins. However, [[spoiler: once again, the reason for this is that Garnet is a fusion of two lovers. On their own, Ruby and Sapphire can barely function, and are so co-dependent that they become complete wrecks (especially Ruby) if they're separated for more than five minutes.]]
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