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19th Sep '16 7:05:36 PM cybertoy0
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** While Simmons is one of the more rational and well-adjusted members of the Red Team, this is only compared to the fanatic, gung-ho Sarge, the apathic Grif, and the very ditzy Donut. When Dr. Emily Grey compliments his intelligence in season 13, she has to clarify that he's smarter than his teammates.
19th Sep '16 7:44:43 AM Drope
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** [[SuperSmoke Captain Smoker]] qualified before the TimeSkip. While 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 logia users, people able to 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 be trained in Haki, ki attacks which nullify the advantage of becoming one's element and allows them to sustain damage.
*** When New World pirate Pekoms, whose Devil Fruit power is a lowly turtle Zoan (with rare exceptions like mythical beasts, Zoans are generally regarded as the weakest Devil Fruit users, and herbivorous Zoans are the weakest of all) [[CurbStompBattle curb stomps]] swamp Logia Caribou, he gives the advice that logias who rely exclusively on their Devil Fruit will die quickly in the New World.

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** Many Logia users, people able to 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 latter half is going to be trained in Haki, 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 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 logia users, people able to 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 be trained in Haki, ki attacks which nullify the advantage of becoming one's element and allows them to sustain damage.
*** When New World pirate Pekoms, whose Devil Fruit power is a lowly turtle Zoan (with rare exceptions like mythical beasts, Zoans are generally regarded as the weakest Devil Fruit users, and herbivorous Zoans are the weakest of all) [[CurbStompBattle curb stomps]] swamp Logia Caribou, he gives the advice that logias Logias who rely exclusively on their Devil Fruit will die quickly in the New World.
5th Sep '16 8:02:08 AM silverbolt1
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*** The same principle was used in [[JustImagineStanLeeCreatingTheDCUniverse Stan Lee's version]] of Superman.
29th Aug '16 3:35:38 PM FordPrefect
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' based media can invoke this easily, considering that the setting includes rules for everything from [[TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}} gang warfare]] to [[TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic city sized starships]]. Flak armor, the "default" body armor for an [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guardsman]] is high-tier in games like Necromunda or TabletopGame/DarkHeresy and a "standard" Space Marine from the main ruleset can serve as an army-smashing boss monster in a smaller scale game.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' based media can invoke this easily, considering that the setting includes rules for everything from [[TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}} gang warfare]] to [[TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic city sized starships]]. Flak armor, the "default" body armor for an [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guardsman]] Guardsman]], is high-tier in games like Necromunda or TabletopGame/DarkHeresy TabletopGame/DarkHeresy, and a "standard" Space Marine from the main ruleset can serve as an army-smashing boss monster in a smaller scale game.
29th Aug '16 3:34:08 PM FordPrefect
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* The T-800 series Terminator from the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise, albeit still a very dangerous threat in it's own time period, are essentially mass-produced infantry since the human resistance has Phased Plasma Pulse Rifles to fight them with. In the present day, when faced with modern-day handguns and rifles, the thing is a NighInvulnerable [[TheDeterminator Killing Machine]] that in the [[Film/TheTerminator first movie]] marches effortlessly through an entire police station and murders 17 armed policemen without even slowing down. Reese even comments on this:

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* The T-800 series Terminator from the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise, albeit still a very dangerous threat in it's its own time period, are essentially mass-produced infantry since the human resistance has Phased Plasma Pulse Rifles to fight them with. In the present day, when faced with modern-day handguns and rifles, the thing is a NighInvulnerable [[TheDeterminator Killing Machine]] that in the [[Film/TheTerminator first movie]] marches effortlessly through an entire police station and murders 17 armed policemen without even slowing down. Reese even comments on this:
28th Aug '16 5:47:34 PM ZerroDefex
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* Ginta from ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' is a relatively normal boy in his home universe. However, when he comes to MAR, he's considered super strong because of the difference in gravity.

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* Ginta from ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' is a relatively normal boy in his home universe. However, when he comes to MAR, he's considered super strong because of the difference in gravity.gravity and atmospheric oxygen concentration.
23rd Aug '16 4:51:42 PM Gerusz
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* ''WebOriginal/TheJenkinsverse'': Due to Earth being a high-level {{Deathworld}} (on the high end of class 12, whereas the worst one the Galaxy has to offer is class 13 (called [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Nightmare]]), though according to a character who spent six years surviving on Nightmare, Earth is worse), an average human has a pretty good chance of being the single most dangerous thing on any planet, spaceship or space station.
20th Aug '16 5:40:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Dragonlance}}'': [[spoiler: The Dragon Overlords of the War of Souls trilogy, dragons hundreds of feet in length, came from a world near where [[ItMakesSenseInContext Takhisis moved Krynn to so she could be the dominant goddess.]] They came to Krynn because they were weaklings on their planet of dragons. Scary place.]]

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* ''{{Dragonlance}}'': ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'': [[spoiler: The Dragon Overlords of the War of Souls trilogy, dragons hundreds of feet in length, came from a world near where [[ItMakesSenseInContext Takhisis moved Krynn to so she could be the dominant goddess.]] They came to Krynn because they were weaklings on their planet of dragons. Scary place.]]
19th Aug '16 9:17:32 AM Someoneman
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* On Earth, the [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Crystal Gems]] are nigh-immortal magical warriors with [[MagiTek advanced technology and magical artifacts]], all of which is completely standard for their society. [[spoiler:Standard for six thousand years ago, that is, and [[TechnologyMarchesOn wildly obsolete]] by the standards of modern Gems. The Crystal Gems are also on the weak side of average when it comes to physical power (as the only remaining members consist of a [[ServantRace glorified servant]], a defective warrior, and, while powerful in her own right, a [[FusionDance fusion]] whose component parts are an average {{Mook}} and {{Seer}}), compared to proper warriors from the Homeworld.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
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On Earth, the [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse the Crystal Gems]] Gems are nigh-immortal magical warriors with [[MagiTek advanced technology and magical artifacts]], all of which is completely standard for their society. [[spoiler:Standard for six thousand years ago, that is, and [[TechnologyMarchesOn wildly obsolete]] by the standards of modern Gems. The Crystal Gems are also on the weak side of average when it comes to physical power (as the only remaining members consist of a [[ServantRace glorified servant]], a defective warrior, and, while powerful in her own right, a [[FusionDance fusion]] whose component parts are an average {{Mook}} and {{Seer}}), compared to proper warriors from the Homeworld.]]
18th Aug '16 5:03:32 PM LinTaylor
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* The three heroes from ''Anime/DogDays'' fit this trope to varying degrees. Protagonist Cinque Izumi is a middle-schooler who exercises religiously, [[SimpleStaff practices bojutsu]], and has competed in the Under-18 division of the Iron Athletics, a lawyer-friendly version of ''Series/NinjaWarrior''; his cousin/rival Nanami is much the same, being the person who beat him at the IA. When they're summoned to the magical world of Flonyard, where "wars" are basically the Iron Athletics run through the filter of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', they take to it like...well, like fish to water, especially after they're taught how to use the local form of magic. Cinque's friend Rebecca is a straighter case: she's not really into athletics, meaning she's a fairly ordinary girl in her early teens. However, she turns out to have an exceptional aptitude for Crystal Magic, meaning that she can keep up with Cinque and Nanami just fine. And all three of them are able to fight on equal terms with career soldiers and demon-slayers who've been doing this for years.
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