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4th Dec '16 12:58:12 PM thatother1dude
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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 OutsideContextProblem. 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 OutsideContextProblem. Compare and contrast MightyWhitey.
MightyWhitey. LargeRunt is a SisterTrope purely about physical size, not general ability.
28th Nov '16 9:01:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji,]]'' Saito is only a newly-accredited Onmyoji. However, due to a number of different factors, he's able to go toe-to-toe with some of the most powerful and skilled Halkaginian mages.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji,]]'' ''Fanfic/ZeroNoTsukaimaSaitoTheOnmyoji'' Saito is only a newly-accredited Onmyoji. However, due to a number of different factors, he's able to go toe-to-toe with some of the most powerful and skilled Halkaginian mages.
22nd Nov '16 6:49:28 PM PaulA
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* Donal Graeme, the protagonist of ''[[Literature/ChildeCycle Dorsai]]'', grew up among people who had selectively bred as warriors for generations, ending up with the average man a seven-foot hulk with a powerlifter's build. Donal, being only half-breed Dorsai, spent his youth focusing on his strategic and marksmanship skills, because he couldn't compete in strength or toughness. Then he ventured out into the wider galaxy, where he discovered that his one failing - his "puny" physique - was still exceptional among the non-Dorsai masses.

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* Donal Graeme, the protagonist of ''[[Literature/ChildeCycle Dorsai]]'', ''Literature/{{Dorsai}}'', grew up among people who had selectively bred as warriors for generations, ending up with the average man a seven-foot hulk with a powerlifter's build. Donal, being only half-breed Dorsai, spent his youth focusing on his strategic and marksmanship skills, because he couldn't compete in strength or toughness. Then he ventured out into the wider galaxy, where he discovered that his one failing - his "puny" physique - was still exceptional among the non-Dorsai masses.
21st Nov '16 9:40:34 PM Perseus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:monsters are extremely vulnerable to KillingIntent. Because of this, a human with enough [[FunWithAcronyms EXP and LOVE]] can slaughter hordes of monsters]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', [[spoiler:monsters are extremely vulnerable to KillingIntent. Because of this, even a human small child with enough [[FunWithAcronyms EXP and LOVE]] can slaughter hordes of monsters]].



** Radd's exactly four hit points actually make him incredibly resilient. He can withstand four attacks before dying, but he registers all forms of physical harm, from a punch to the face to a world-destroying explosion, as equal. In his home game, this made him a GlassCannon, but in other games he can absorb an opponent's most powerful attacks without signifcant injury.

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** Radd's exactly four hit points actually make him incredibly resilient. He can withstand four attacks before dying, but he registers all forms of physical harm, from a punch to the face to a world-destroying explosion, as equal. In his home game, this made him a GlassCannon, but in other games he can absorb an opponent's most powerful attacks without signifcant significant injury.
18th Nov '16 11:35:23 PM TheSinful
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** [[Anime/CodeGeass Britannian]] biotics in general are considerably more powerful and far more dangerous than Terran Systems Alliance ones due to the Turians culling 90% of TSA biotics. Because they can afford the losses, Britannian biotics are encouraged to experiment with their powers rather than sticking to the standard attacks other biotics use, resulting the creation of FlashStep, {{Teleportation}}, and the strongest can perform [[MythologyGag biotic artillery strikes]].
17th Nov '16 7:18:50 PM WillKeaton
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* Many zombie games (such as ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' or a few of the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' titles) invoke this as well. Player might be an average person but they're the only one still smart enough to use firearms, be stealthy, or use tactics other than "stumble forwards".

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* Many zombie games (such as ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' or a few of the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' titles) invoke this as well. Player The player might be an average person but they're the only one still smart enough to use firearms, be stealthy, or use tactics other than "stumble forwards".
17th Nov '16 7:18:22 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/IAmAlive'' brings this into play with the rare and difficult to obtain... bullet. Just your WeaponForIntimidation is enough to make you a major threat to any NPCs you encounter.

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* ''VideoGame/IAmAlive'' brings this into play with the rare and difficult to obtain... bullet. Just your WeaponForIntimidation is enough to make you a major threat to any NPCs [=NPCs=] you encounter.
17th Nov '16 7:16:01 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'', Saito is only a newly-accredited Onmyoji. However, due to a number of different factors, he's able to go toe-to-toe with some of the most powerful and skilled Halkaginian mages.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'', Onmyoji,]]'' Saito is only a newly-accredited Onmyoji. However, due to a number of different factors, he's able to go toe-to-toe with some of the most powerful and skilled Halkaginian mages.



* Zig-zagged in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/9689/the-memoirs-of-a-reality-jumper Memoirs of a Reality Jumper]]''. Alex isn't anywhere near as strong as a pony, but notably has far better senses. Whereas a playful punch is actually rather painful to him and he's only as strong as Apple Bloom, he can tell his roof has been fixed before Rainbow Dash or Applejack can even ''see'' his house and when Twilight thinks he smells "a little sweaty", Alex absolutely reeks to his own nose..

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* Zig-zagged in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/9689/the-memoirs-of-a-reality-jumper Memoirs of a Reality Jumper]]''. Jumper.]]'' Alex isn't anywhere near as strong as a pony, but notably has far better senses. Whereas a playful punch is actually rather painful to him and he's only as strong as Apple Bloom, he can tell his roof has been fixed before Rainbow Dash or Applejack can even ''see'' his house and when Twilight thinks he smells "a little sweaty", Alex absolutely reeks to his own nose..
17th Nov '16 7:15:35 PM WillKeaton
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* Subverted in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9527774/1/The-Illusive-Emperor The Illusive Emperor]]''. Miranda Lawson ''thinks'' that John Shepard must be the only competent member of his class to receive every single award at graduation. When she sees John duel another student, she realizes that all of the graduates are highly skilled; John's just ''that'' good.

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* Subverted in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9527774/1/The-Illusive-Emperor The Illusive Emperor]]''. Emperor.]]'' Miranda Lawson ''thinks'' that John Shepard must be the only competent member of his class to receive every single award at graduation. When she sees John duel another student, she realizes that all of the graduates are highly skilled; John's just ''that'' good.
17th Nov '16 7:14:57 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3665921/41/Black-Flames-Dance-In-The-Wind-Rise-of-Naruto Black Flames Dance in the Wind: Rise of Naruto]]'', Naruto ''is'' S-rank by graduation. However, the ''weakest'' of his major enemies are also S-rank. At one point, [[TheDragon Shizaru]] beat Naruto so badly that when Yugito brought him to the hospital, the medics mistook him for a mangled corpse.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3665921/41/Black-Flames-Dance-In-The-Wind-Rise-of-Naruto Black Flames Dance in the Wind: Rise of Naruto]]'', Naruto,]]'' Naruto ''is'' S-rank by graduation. However, the ''weakest'' of his major enemies are also S-rank. At one point, [[TheDragon Shizaru]] beat Naruto so badly that when Yugito brought him to the hospital, the medics mistook him for a mangled corpse.



* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-27556-2/NimbustheMariner+The+Watchman.htm The Watchman]]'', Warren thinks that because he has magic orbs that allow him to fight a [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Slayer]] evenly, he's invincible. Unfortunately for him, Warren seriously pissed off Xander who's become [[ComicBook/TheSentry The]] [[PhysicalGod Sentry]]. Xander makes an example of Warren by ripping of his head, vaporizing the body, then dropping his severed head off at a local demon bar as a warning.

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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-27556-2/NimbustheMariner+The+Watchman.htm The Watchman]]'', Watchman,]]'' Warren thinks that because he has magic orbs that allow him to fight a [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Slayer]] evenly, he's invincible. Unfortunately for him, Warren seriously pissed off Xander who's become [[ComicBook/TheSentry The]] [[PhysicalGod Sentry]]. Xander makes an example of Warren by ripping of his head, vaporizing the body, then dropping his severed head off at a local demon bar as a warning.
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