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11th Jan '18 5:24:55 PM Lopiny
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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 [[AllThereInTheManual 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 [[AllThereInTheManual Fluff]], they're a standard Troops choice for a number of factions in the tabletop wargame.wargame to the point Marine Equivalent is a unit of measure for how effective a unit is (in terms of how many Marine Equivalents it can shred before going down).
10th Jan '18 9:35:55 AM WillKeaton
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*** Lars is a regular human, but [[spoiler:when he gets stranded on Homeworld he is able to sneak past all the Gem security because it is designed to detect Gems, not organic beings.]]

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*** Lars is a regular human, but [[spoiler:when he gets stranded on Homeworld he is able to sneak past all the Gem security because it is designed to detect Gems, not organic beings.and since Lars has no Gem, he's invisible to all their scanning equipment.]]
8th Jan '18 3:51:15 PM WillKeaton
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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.

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* This is [[PlayedForLaughs hilariously]] shown in [[{{WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged}} ''[[{{WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged}} Dragonball Z Abridged's]] 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.


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*** Lars is a regular human, but [[spoiler:when he gets stranded on Homeworld he is able to sneak past all the Gem security because it is designed to detect Gems, not organic beings.]]
8th Jan '18 3:47:13 PM WillKeaton
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* ComicBook/BoosterGold was originally ''less'' than a muggle, he was a total loser: an ex-football player from the 25th century disgraced by betting on his own games who ends up as the security guard of a museum. He steals a [[TimeTravel time travel device]], a ForceField, a [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion Flight Ring]], and a RobotBuddy and transports himself to present day... [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass and has surprisingly become a great hero despite himself]].

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* ComicBook/BoosterGold was originally ''less'' than a muggle, he was a total loser: an ex-football player from the 25th century disgraced by betting on his own games games, who ends up as the security guard of a museum. He steals a [[TimeTravel time travel device]], a ForceField, a [[ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} Legion Flight Ring]], and a RobotBuddy and transports himself to present day... [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass and has surprisingly become a great hero despite himself]].
8th Jan '18 3:35:30 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul'' points out this trope (and its use in the SuperHero genre) in the comic "[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-remote-tasting On Remote Tasting]]", going one step farther and suggesting that humanity ''sense of smell'' could be considered a superpower in a society of aliens that lacked it.

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* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul'' points out this trope (and its use in the SuperHero genre) in the comic "[[http://www.[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-remote-tasting On "On Remote Tasting]]", Tasting,"]] going one step farther and suggesting that humanity ''sense of smell'' could be considered a superpower in a society of aliens that lacked it.
31st Dec '17 7:55:07 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The anime ''Manga/InuYasha'' has the Noh-Mask, a malicious [[{{Youkai}} youkai]], who is striding through the city in modern times, seeking the fragments of the holy jewel. He makes catastrophic damages, and kills several humans. No one can stop him until Inuyasha comes and fights him. If the Noh-Mask had not already had a jewel splitter, it would have been only slightly stronger than the lower youkais, who [[BigBad Naraku]] used as [[{{Mooks}} mooks]].

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* The anime ''Manga/InuYasha'' has the Noh-Mask, a malicious [[{{Youkai}} youkai]], who is striding through the city in modern times, seeking the fragments of the holy jewel. He makes catastrophic damages, and kills several humans. No one can stop him until Inuyasha comes and fights him. If the Noh-Mask had not already had a jewel splitter, splinter, it would have been only slightly stronger than the lower youkais, who [[BigBad Naraku]] used as [[{{Mooks}} mooks]].
25th Dec '17 10:24:46 PM TheSinful
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* 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.]]'' 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, Bloom (a very young foal), 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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* Luffy and Makino in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12696961/1/Stallion-of-the-Line Stallion of the Line]]'' end up this way to varying degrees. Both have some level of skill in the main variations of haki along with rokushiki while still sailing in the East Blue. Even though Makino only has enough haki to coat her hands and only for a few seconds, and is nowhere near as skilled with rokushiki as Luffy (or any of [=CP9=]), she's still pretty much unstoppable in the East Blue while being a decent fighter in Paradise. Luffy on the other hand is far more skilled with armaments haki (though he has little skill with observation) and conqueror's haki on top of using all of the rokushiki with ease. All of that on top of being a sorta reincarnation of [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma Saotome]] (and thus knowing all his techniques) puts makes Luffy incredibly dangerous even in Paradise, though he has to actually work for his victories.
20th Dec '17 3:38:58 AM M84
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'' this applies to [[VillainProtagonist Momonga]] upon his arrival to the New World. In YGGDRASIL, the MMO he was transported from, Momonga was one of hundreds, if not thousands, of players to reach the level 100 cap, and he himself specifically mentions that his current build was designed more for roleplaying than for PvP purposes. Against a foe with a similar level and a more PvP focused build he would find himself severely outclassed (though not entirely without a chance of victory). Once he shows up in the New World where the level cap is ''much'' lower, and his instant death spells that would normally be ineffective against other players work just fine against just about anything this world has to offer, suddenly there's a nigh unbeatable lich overlord [[CurbstompBattle stomping]] on everything left and right. Quickly subverted when its revealed Momonga was (and remains) in control of a top ten guild from YGGDRASIL, which had (and still has) possession of the most [[GameBreaker World]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Class]] [[GameChanger Items]]. Momonga was also an excellent strategist who knew how to get the most out of his unique character build. He lead his guild on several DefeatingTheUndefeatable quests without suffering a single loss, and regularly defeated much stronger opponents in [=PvP=] because of his intricate knowledge of game mechanics... plus a few hundred dollars in [[BribingYourWayToVictory cash items]]. In fact, Momonga renames himself to the guild's name because it was so famous in YGGDRASIL that ''ANYONE'' who played it should immediately recognize it. Such fame was intended to help him reunite with his former guild mates if they traveled to the fantasy world.

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'' this applies to [[VillainProtagonist Momonga]] upon his arrival to the New World. In YGGDRASIL, the MMO he was transported from, Momonga was one of hundreds, if not thousands, of players to reach the level 100 cap, and he himself specifically mentions that his current build was designed more for roleplaying than for PvP purposes. Against a foe with a similar level and a more PvP focused build he would find himself severely outclassed (though not entirely without a chance of victory). Once he shows up in the New World where the level cap is ''much'' lower, and his instant death spells that would normally be ineffective against other players work just fine against just about anything this world has to offer, suddenly there's a nigh unbeatable lich overlord [[CurbstompBattle stomping]] on everything left and right. Quickly subverted when its revealed Momonga was (and remains) in control of a top ten guild from YGGDRASIL, which had (and still has) possession of the most [[GameBreaker World]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Class]] [[GameChanger Items]]. Momonga was also an excellent strategist who knew how to get the most out of his unique character build. He lead his guild on several DefeatingTheUndefeatable quests without suffering a single loss, and regularly defeated much stronger opponents in [=PvP=] because of his intricate knowledge of game mechanics... plus a few hundred dollars in [[BribingYourWayToVictory cash items]]. In fact, Momonga renames himself to the guild's name because it was so famous in YGGDRASIL that ''ANYONE'' who played it should immediately recognize it. Such fame was intended to help him reunite with his former guild mates if they traveled to the fantasy world. Momonga however does not believe he is the strongest in the New World and spends much of the series trying to expand his power base in preparation for future foes who may be able to challenge him.
19th Dec '17 6:53:47 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'' ''Thor'', Loki is an EvilSorceror and not a warrior like Thor. Physical combat is not his strong suit. Nonetheless, he's still a PhysicalGod. When he kidnaps Bruce Banner and casually swats him around a room to make him transform into the Hulk, Loki casually remarks that he's forgotten how fragile mortals are.
16th Dec '17 7:58:25 AM dotchan
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** This gets a humorous nod in the Buu Saga when Babidi's minion Pui-Pui brings the heroes to his home planet, thinking they'll be crushed by its gravity, which is 10 times greater than Earth's. Unfortunately for the poor sod, his opponent is Vegeta, who explains with a smirk that 10 [=Gs=] is nothing to him.

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** This gets a humorous nod in the Buu Saga when Babidi's minion Pui-Pui brings the heroes to his home planet, thinking they'll be crushed by its gravity, which is 10 times greater than Earth's. Unfortunately for the poor sod, his opponent is Vegeta, who explains with a smirk that 10 [=Gs=] is nothing to him.him (as he's been regularly training in much higher gravity conditions for ''years').
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