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27th Apr '16 6:54:00 AM Euodiachloris
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', it's not that [[BlackKnight Gregor Clegane]] has any magical or secret technique that suddenly turns him deadly. He's just ''that'' [[TheBigGuy big]], [[WorldsStrongestMan strong]] and able to use [[MadeOfIron so much armour]] and a ''cavalry'' weapon that's just ''[[{{BFS}} that big]]'' (while he's on foot; in a single hand, no less) in such a way to lay waste to even the most heavily armoured of knights in one swing thanks to the sheer power he can put behind it. Now, add a horse's mass and velocity to this equation... If he makes contact, you're dead (and, probably even the guy next to you and the one next to him). It's simple physics and [[AxCrazy psychotics]]. The downside is that he isn't the [[MightyGlacier fastest]] (still faster than you'd expect, considering how much he and his poor horse is hauling about) and he suffers chronic physical pain thanks to his gigantism for which he's on constant medication. But, if you think that's a bonus, it just means you need to hurt him more for him to register it.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', it's not that [[BlackKnight Gregor Clegane]] has any magical trick or secret technique that suddenly turns him deadly. He's just ''that'' [[TheBigGuy big]], [[WorldsStrongestMan strong]] and able to use wear [[MadeOfIron so much armour]] and wield a ''cavalry'' weapon that's just ''[[{{BFS}} that big]]'' (while he's on foot; in a single hand, no less) in such a way to lay waste to even the most heavily armoured of knights in one swing thanks to the sheer power ''power'' he can put behind it. Now, add a horse's mass and velocity to this equation... If he makes contact, you're dead (and, probably even the guy next to you and the one next to him). It's simple physics and [[AxCrazy psychotics]]. The downside is that he isn't the [[MightyGlacier fastest]] (still ([[FasterThanTheyLook still faster than you'd expect, expect]], considering how much he and his poor horse is hauling hauls about) and he suffers chronic physical pain thanks to his gigantism for which he's on constant medication. But, if you think that's a bonus, it just means you need to hurt him more (all while dodging the inevitable) for him to register it.
6th Apr '16 4:57:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Marv from SinCity never seems to have to hit a person a second time (although sometimes he does anyway).

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* Marv from SinCity ''ComicBook/SinCity'' never seems to have to hit a person a second time (although sometimes he does anyway).
10th Mar '16 7:40:40 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The poison dart frog poison kills even faster; less than 3 seconds; it has to get in the blood though, so contact itself probably won't kill you. Unless it's the ''Golden'' Poison Dart Frog, which can.
* In both armoured and naval warfare, a well-aimed or lucky hit in the opposing tank/ship's magazine can lead to that unfortunate target being blown up by its own ammunition. This is what happened to three British battlecruisers at the battle of Jutland in 1916 and to the ''HMS Hood'' in 1941. It doesn't even have to be in the main magazines! At least one of the hits at Jutland (on the HMS ''[[{{Irony}} Invincible]]'') penetrated the roof of a main battery turret, which wouldn't have been a problem except that the Royal Navy battlecruisers' gunners were [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique bypassing safety protocols for the sake of rapid fire]] and leaving a nice, flammable chain of cordite leading all the way to the magazines. That, and the fact that the cordite stock hadn't been sufficiently rotated and the stuff was a bit old and chemically twitchy, added up to cause disaster.
** This how the ''Bismarck'' sank the HMS ''Hood'' managing to make a plunging hit into the ''Hood's'' magazine.

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** * The poison dart frog poison kills even faster; in less than 3 seconds; it has to get in the blood though, so contact itself probably won't kill you. Unless it's the ''Golden'' Poison Dart Frog, which can.
* In both armoured and naval warfare, a well-aimed or lucky hit in the opposing tank/ship's magazine can lead to that unfortunate target being blown up by its own ammunition. This is what happened to three British battlecruisers at the battle of Jutland in 1916 and to the ''HMS Hood'' in 1941. It doesn't even have to be in the main magazines! At least one of the hits at Jutland (on the HMS ''[[{{Irony}} Invincible]]'') penetrated the roof of a main battery turret, which wouldn't have been a problem except that the Royal Navy battlecruisers' gunners were [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique bypassing safety protocols for the sake of rapid fire]] and leaving a nice, flammable chain of cordite leading all the way to the magazines. That, and the fact that the cordite stock hadn't been sufficiently rotated and the stuff was a bit old and chemically twitchy, added up to cause disaster. \n** This is how the ''Bismarck'' sank the HMS ''Hood'' managing to make a plunging hit into the ''Hood's'' magazine.
10th Mar '16 9:19:41 AM Isolder74
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** This how the ''Bismarck'' sank the HMS ''Hood'' managing to make a plunging hit into the ''Hood's'' magazine.
* During the Battle Off Samar, the USS ''Johnston'' managed to land a crippling hit onto the Japanese Heavy Cruiser ''Kumano'' completely taking it out of the battle with just one torpedo hit.
10th Feb '16 10:11:42 AM ashlay
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* In ''Film/JasonBourne'', Bourne is shown knocking an opponent out in a single hit during a illegal fight.
31st Jan '16 5:35:55 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* Comicbook/{{Th|eMightyThor}}or [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/7/78698/1857806-thor_one_shots_namor_super.jpg knocked out]] [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] with one punch in ''[[ComicBook/TheInvaders Invaders #33]]''.

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* Comicbook/{{Th|eMightyThor}}or [[http://media.[[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/7/78698/1857806-thor_one_shots_namor_super.com/uploads/original/7/78977/1857806-thor_one_shots_namor.jpg knocked out]] [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] with one punch in ''[[ComicBook/TheInvaders Invaders #33]]''.
31st Jan '16 5:35:31 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* Comicbook/{{Th|eMightyThor}}or [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/7/78698/1857806-thor_one_shots_namor_super.jpg knocked out]] [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] with one punch in ''Invaders #33''.

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* Comicbook/{{Th|eMightyThor}}or [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/7/78698/1857806-thor_one_shots_namor_super.jpg knocked out]] [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] with one punch in ''Invaders #33''.''[[ComicBook/TheInvaders Invaders #33]]''.
15th Jan '16 11:52:52 AM KingSonnDeeDoo
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', [[spoiler: the Voice kills Chronos the Mountain Giant by crushing him under a massive boulder. Keep in mind Chronos is a ''giant'' winged half-spider, half-beast creature, providing a horrfying demonstration of how strong the Voice is.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', [[spoiler: the Voice Amulet spirit kills Chronos the Mountain Giant by crushing him under a massive boulder. Keep in mind Chronos is a ''giant'' winged half-spider, half-beast creature, providing a horrfying demonstration of how strong the Voice Amulet spirit is.]]
19th Dec '15 4:46:30 PM Atomic_Bear
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* The poison dart frog poison kills even faster; less than 3 seconds; it has to get in the blood though, so contact itself probably won't kill you. Unless it's the ''Golden'' Poison Dart Frog, which can.
* In naval warfare, a well-aimed or lucky hit in the opposing ship's magazine can lead to that ship being blown up by its own ammunition. This is what basically happened to three British battlecruisers at the battle of Jutland in 1916 and to the ''HMS Hood'' in 1941. Similarly, hydrogen-filled Zeppelins in WorldWarOne were easily downed with just one burst of incendiary ammunition (it had to be specifically incendiary, though -- being both huge and lighter than air, just putting some small bullet holes into them otherwise proved surprisingly ineffective) and a number of WorldWarII planes were quite vulnerable to hits in their fuel tanks, most notoriously the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_G4M Mitsubishi "Betty"]] aka the "one-shot lighter" or "flying zippo".
* This can also happen with torpedoes. Specifically, a magnetic (or other proximity) torpedo detonating a short distance below the keel of a vessel has the potential to "break its back". Causing the ship to split in two and [[CaptainObvious sink relatively rapidly]]. It doesn't even have to be in the main magazines! At least one of the hits at Jutland (on the HMS ''[[{{Irony}} Invincible]]'') penetrated the roof of a main battery turret, which wouldn't have been a problem except that the Royal Navy battlecruisers' gunners were [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique bypassing safety protocols for the sake of rapid fire]] and leaving a nice, flammable chain of cordite leading all the way to the magazines. That, and the fact that the cordite stock hadn't been sufficiently rotated and the stuff was a bit old and chemically twitchy, added up to cause disaster. The "back breaking" effect happened to one US ship during World War II from a kamikaze aircraft instead of a torpedo. The aircraft crashed in front of the ship, the ship ran over it, and subsequently got destroyed by an airplane which had already been shot down.
* In WorldWarI the SMS ''Szent István'' was torpedoed in the aft boiler room, killing the power needed to use the pumps and throw the water out. In fact a direct hit from a well-placed torpedo will sink most warships, with only the biggest capable of surviving.

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* ** The poison dart frog poison kills even faster; less than 3 seconds; it has to get in the blood though, so contact itself probably won't kill you. Unless it's the ''Golden'' Poison Dart Frog, which can.
* In both armoured and naval warfare, a well-aimed or lucky hit in the opposing ship's tank/ship's magazine can lead to that ship unfortunate target being blown up by its own ammunition. This is what basically happened to three British battlecruisers at the battle of Jutland in 1916 and to the ''HMS Hood'' in 1941. Similarly, hydrogen-filled Zeppelins in WorldWarOne were easily downed with just one burst of incendiary ammunition (it had to be specifically incendiary, though -- being both huge and lighter than air, just putting some small bullet holes into them otherwise proved surprisingly ineffective) and a number of WorldWarII planes were quite vulnerable to hits in their fuel tanks, most notoriously the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_G4M Mitsubishi "Betty"]] aka the "one-shot lighter" or "flying zippo".
* This can also happen with torpedoes. Specifically, a magnetic (or other proximity) torpedo detonating a short distance below the keel of a vessel has the potential to "break its back". Causing the ship to split in two and [[CaptainObvious sink relatively rapidly]].
1941. It doesn't even have to be in the main magazines! At least one of the hits at Jutland (on the HMS ''[[{{Irony}} Invincible]]'') penetrated the roof of a main battery turret, which wouldn't have been a problem except that the Royal Navy battlecruisers' gunners were [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique bypassing safety protocols for the sake of rapid fire]] and leaving a nice, flammable chain of cordite leading all the way to the magazines. That, and the fact that the cordite stock hadn't been sufficiently rotated and the stuff was a bit old and chemically twitchy, added up to cause disaster. The "back breaking" effect happened to one US ship during World War II from a kamikaze aircraft instead of a torpedo. The aircraft crashed in front of the ship, the ship ran over it, and subsequently got destroyed by an airplane which had already been shot down.\n
* In WorldWarI the SMS ''Szent István'' was torpedoed in the aft boiler room, killing the power needed to use the pumps and throw the water out. In fact a direct hit from a well-placed torpedo will sink most warships, with only the biggest capable of surviving. Modern torpedoes, which all use proximity fuses rather than needing to stike the target, ideally detonate a short distance below the keel of a vessel "breaking its back" under the target's own weight, causing the ship to split in two and [[CaptainObvious sink relatively rapidly]]. The "back breaking" effect happened to one US ship during World War II from a kamikaze aircraft instead of a torpedo. The aircraft crashed in front of the ship, the ship ran over it, and was destroyed by an airplane which had already been shot down.
* Hydrogen-filled Zeppelins in WorldWarOne could be downed with just one burst of incendiary ammunition (it has to be specifically incendiary though, being both huge and lighter than air, just putting some small bullet holes into them otherwise proved surprisingly ineffective) and a number of WorldWarII planes were quite vulnerable to hits in their fuel tanks, most notoriously the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_G4M Mitsubishi "Betty"]] aka the "one-shot lighter" or "flying zippo".
18th Oct '15 8:44:14 AM Anddrix
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* The finale of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' has SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} (who's the closest thing this CrapsackWorld has to a BigGood) going one on one with [[BigBad Apocalypse]], who's pounding on Magneto and asks why he doesn't fight back. Magneto responds that he can't, because he's concentrating. Apocalypse doesn't even have time to wonder what Magneto means before [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe getting ripped in half]].

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* The finale of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' has SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} (who's the closest thing this CrapsackWorld has to a BigGood) going one on one with [[BigBad Apocalypse]], who's pounding on Magneto and asks why he doesn't fight back. Magneto responds that he can't, because he's concentrating. Apocalypse doesn't even have time to wonder what Magneto means before [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe getting ripped in half]].
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