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29th Jun '16 12:42:00 PM Shadoboy
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* Attila the Hun, one of the most feared warriors in history, died on his weeding night thanks to a ''nosebleed''.
* The mexican criminal known as "El Tigre de Santa Julia" was famously captured while he was in the toilet.. It has even become a popular expression in Mexico to say "You caught me like El Tigre de Santa Julia" when someone is interrupteed in the bathroom.
2nd May '16 2:48:57 AM erforce
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-->--'''Duke''' on Ivan Drago, ''Film/{{Rocky IV}}''

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---> '''Drago''' ''(in Russian)'': He's not human. He's like a piece of iron.

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---> '''Drago''' --->'''Drago''' ''(in Russian)'': He's not human. He's like a piece of iron.



* The eponymous killing machine in ''Film/TheTerminator'' is finally shown dragging his heavily damaged leg after being [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill flattened by a semi]]. In this case it's not so much to show that there's hope of defeating him, but rather to show that he absolutely [[TheDeterminator will not stop]] so long as he's still functioning.
* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' is an odd example. The original version played this straight, showing the T-1000's shapeshifting ability malfunctioning due to being frozen, blown to pieces, and then reforming in a hot environment. Then before release they deleted all these scenes ([[OrphanedReference except one]]) to make the audience think he truly ''was'' unstoppable. Then they released a DirectorsCut with the scenes restored.

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The eponymous killing machine in ''Film/TheTerminator'' is finally shown dragging his heavily damaged leg after being [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill flattened by a semi]]. In this case it's not so much to show that there's hope of defeating him, but rather to show that he absolutely [[TheDeterminator will not stop]] so long as he's still functioning.
* ** ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' is an odd example. The original version played this straight, showing the T-1000's shapeshifting ability malfunctioning due to being frozen, blown to pieces, and then reforming in a hot environment. Then before release they deleted all these scenes ([[OrphanedReference except one]]) to make the audience think he truly ''was'' unstoppable. Then they released a DirectorsCut with the scenes restored.



* In ''{{Mistborn}}'', everyone regards [[EvilOverlord the Lord Ruler]] as a terrifying invincible god. Turns out that his power (or rather, a particularly significant part of it) comes from the mystically empowered bracelets he wears on his upper arms which provide him with a limitless supply of youth and vitality -- when they get torn ''off'', he immediately begins to revert to his actual age of approximately ''one millennium''. Though he still has his other powers, he can't use them at all effectively while time is rapidly decaying his own body out from under him.
* A rather metaphysical example from the distant past of the ''{{Perry Rhodan}}'' universe: in a backstory vignette, we learn of the fight of the last still-active Knight of the Deep, Armadan of Harpoon, against an entity called Nabel that controls a large and spreading sector of space. Nabel's strength and weakness both is her unconditional commitment to an ''idea'' -- specifically, the idea of her own ultimate power. (This is a universe in which superbeings with vast psychic powers do canonically exist, so the concept isn't as outlandish as one might first think.) After years of trying to find a way to fight such an enemy all on his own, with no support whatsoever and his immortality having given out, Armadan ''fails'' as far as he knows; he dies of old age with Nabel's position no weaker than before. Yet it's also his death that for the first time in her entire existence inspires Nabel to consider her ''own'' mortality -- and being who she is...

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* In ''{{Mistborn}}'', ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'', everyone regards [[EvilOverlord the Lord Ruler]] as a terrifying invincible god. Turns out that his power (or rather, a particularly significant part of it) comes from the mystically empowered bracelets he wears on his upper arms which provide him with a limitless supply of youth and vitality -- when they get torn ''off'', he immediately begins to revert to his actual age of approximately ''one millennium''. Though he still has his other powers, he can't use them at all effectively while time is rapidly decaying his own body out from under him.
* A rather metaphysical example from the distant past of the ''{{Perry Rhodan}}'' ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' universe: in a backstory vignette, we learn of the fight of the last still-active Knight of the Deep, Armadan of Harpoon, against an entity called Nabel that controls a large and spreading sector of space. Nabel's strength and weakness both is her unconditional commitment to an ''idea'' -- specifically, the idea of her own ultimate power. (This is a universe in which superbeings with vast psychic powers do canonically exist, so the concept isn't as outlandish as one might first think.) After years of trying to find a way to fight such an enemy all on his own, with no support whatsoever and his immortality having given out, Armadan ''fails'' as far as he knows; he dies of old age with Nabel's position no weaker than before. Yet it's also his death that for the first time in her entire existence inspires Nabel to consider her ''own'' mortality -- and being who she is...
8th Apr '16 4:50:59 AM ading
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* Subverted in the final commercial of Advertising/SegataSanshiro. Segata is seemingly killed when a missile explodes right underneath him... but ''VideoGame/SonicAndSegaAllStarsRacingTransformed'' shows he's still alive somehow.
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* Creator/ChuckNorris, ''the'' MemeticBadass, famously lost a fight to Creator/BruceLee.
18th Mar '16 2:03:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* Sarah Connor in ''[[TheSarahConnorChronicles Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles]]'' suffers from a unique version of this trope, when she learns that in her uninterrupted timeline, after she had fought to keep John alive and saved the world twice, she died from leukemia. She immediately heads to a hospital in an attempt to stop this.

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* Sarah Connor in ''[[TheSarahConnorChronicles Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles]]'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' suffers from a unique version of this trope, when she learns that in her uninterrupted timeline, after she had fought to keep John alive and saved the world twice, she died from leukemia. She immediately heads to a hospital in an attempt to stop this.
10th Mar '16 8:31:29 PM nombretomado
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* In the second ''Film/{{Care Bears|Movie II A New Generation}}'' movie the villain Darkheart falls out of a rowing boat and nearly drowns, needing to be rescued by his own reluctant minion. For reference, this is the same guy who at the beginning of the movie menaced the Care Bears on their boat in the middle of a storm-tossed ocean by taking the form of an enormous serpent, and possesses huge mystical powers. Who'd have guessed he'd be as vulnerable to the old "banana peel on the floor" trick as anyone?

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* In the second ''Film/{{Care ''WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|Movie II A New Generation}}'' movie the villain Darkheart falls out of a rowing boat and nearly drowns, needing to be rescued by his own reluctant minion. For reference, this is the same guy who at the beginning of the movie menaced the Care Bears on their boat in the middle of a storm-tossed ocean by taking the form of an enormous serpent, and possesses huge mystical powers. Who'd have guessed he'd be as vulnerable to the old "banana peel on the floor" trick as anyone?
10th Mar '16 8:30:20 PM nombretomado
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* In the second ''CareBears'' movie the villain Darkheart falls out of a rowing boat and nearly drowns, needing to be rescued by his own reluctant minion. For reference, this is the same guy who at the beginning of the movie menaced the Care Bears on their boat in the middle of a storm-tossed ocean by taking the form of an enormous serpent, and possesses huge mystical powers. Who'd have guessed he'd be as vulnerable to the old "banana peel on the floor" trick as anyone?

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* In the second ''CareBears'' ''Film/{{Care Bears|Movie II A New Generation}}'' movie the villain Darkheart falls out of a rowing boat and nearly drowns, needing to be rescued by his own reluctant minion. For reference, this is the same guy who at the beginning of the movie menaced the Care Bears on their boat in the middle of a storm-tossed ocean by taking the form of an enormous serpent, and possesses huge mystical powers. Who'd have guessed he'd be as vulnerable to the old "banana peel on the floor" trick as anyone?
17th Feb '16 11:27:33 AM Chadius
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** After all of his plans were ruined, Warren simply [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim walks onto Buffy's backyard with a pistol]] and shoots her. She's still human, after all. Unfortunately he also killed Tara, and her girlfriend [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Willow]] was not [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge happy about this.]] Dark Willow did have time to save Buffy's life before going on a rampage though.
11th Feb '16 9:15:51 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'': Your party can fight an army of undead, fungus people, mutant pig-men, brigands, cultists, pirates, and a slew of eldritch abominations and ''win''. [[DownerEnding Unfortunately, they have reserves that you will NEVER have]].

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* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'': Your party can fight an army of undead, fungus people, mutant pig-men, brigands, cultists, pirates, and a slew of eldritch abominations and ''win''. In the end, even the most ancient and lethal of all demons can be felled like any of your mortal party members. [[DownerEnding Unfortunately, they have reserves that you will NEVER have]].
11th Feb '16 9:14:19 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'': Your party can fight an army of undead, fungus people, mutant pig-men, brigands, cultists, pirates, and a slew of eldritch abominations and ''win''. [[DownerEnding Unfortunately, they have reserves that you will NEVER have]].
4th Jan '16 4:28:54 AM morane
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* The T-34 tank. While it certainly was invincible against inferior German designs in 1941 and good part of 1942, the newer German tank cannons, such as 75 mm KwK 42 and formidable 88 mm Kwk 36 could destroy it with ease, and it proved to be a death trap when coming second best. In 1943, it was hopelessly outclassed against the newer German designs.
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