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19th Apr '16 10:04:14 AM kome360
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* DiabloIII: Ancient-tier equipment has a slightly higher power boost than regular Legendary-tier equipment. Full gear sets are extremely hard to complete but make up for it with an ''average 400% DPS increase''. Combine the two with other rare Legendaries with special abilities and you'll be unstoppable.



* DiabloIII: Ancient-tier equipment has a slightly higher power boost than regular Legendary-tier equipment. Full gear sets are extremely hard to complete but make up for it with an ''average 400% DPS increase''. Combine the two with other rare Legendaries with special abilities and you'll be unstoppable.
19th Apr '16 10:03:04 AM kome360
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* DiabloIII: Ancient-tier equipment has a slightly higher power boost than regular Legendary-tier equipment. Full gear sets are extremely hard to complete but make up for it with an ''average 400% DPS increase''. Combine the two with other rare Legendaries with special abilities and you'll be unstoppable.
2nd Apr '16 2:37:02 AM billybobfred
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** Dark Armed Dragon was actually upgraded from a Rare to a Secret Rare during localization, when UDE noticed that it was dominating the OCG metagame. Konami did ''not'' take this well.
29th Mar '16 4:13:00 PM Generality
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* The gonne (a prototype rifle) in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' is self-invoking with this trope. It's so dangerous that, owing to the Discworld's BackgroundMagicField, it became sentient and ensured that nobody could survive to make another weapon that could rival it.
9th Mar '16 5:36:59 PM PDL
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** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Pokémon Black and White]]'', a number of ComMons can eventually become quite powerful, like [[GlassCannon Darmanitan]], which evolves from a common Pokémon found fairly early on, and [[MightyGlacier Gigalith]], the final form to this generation's answer to the ever-present-but-not-nearly-as-awesome Geodude.


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** Mega Evolution is a SuperMode that a select few Pokémon species can access which grants powerful stats, abilities and otherwise would make them absurd {{Game Breaker}}s. However, there are a few limitations: For one, the Pokémon usually needs the appropriate Mega Stone to Mega Evolve and the trainer needs a Key Stone to activate it. In-Universe, both items are in extremely short supply, thus only a very select few trainers even have access to this sort of power boost (the player characters, rivals, champions and evil team leaders).
8th Mar '16 1:55:42 PM PDL
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* Of Franchise/{{Kirby}}'s many many [[PowerCopying copy abilities]], there are at least two examples of that are extremely powerful, but are difficult to actually obtain: Hammer and U.F.O. The Hammer ability has always only been given by Bonkers, a hammer-welding Gorilla mini-boss. Hammer's moves do an insane amount of damage to enemies and can easily destroy certain barriers to secrets. The U.F.O is an ability that's only granted by a U.F.O enemy [[MetalSlime who is difficult to find and swallow]]. Not only is U.F.O Kirby always floating (which completely breaks all platforming segments), but [[SwissArmyWeapon it also has the powers of Beam, Laser and Spark all rolled into one convenient package]].
22nd Feb '16 8:26:18 PM Knight20
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30th Jan '16 8:50:57 PM billybobfred
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** Then there's the Master Ball, a Pokéball that has an absolute capture rate. It has 100% accuracy and is inescapable once thrown. Typically there is only one of these in the game and is to be saved for the most exclusive 'Mons (like Mewtwo at the end of R/B/Y).

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** Then there's the Master Ball, a Pokéball that has an absolute capture rate. It has 100% accuracy and is inescapable once thrown. Typically there is only one of these in the game and is to be saved for the most exclusive 'Mons (like Mewtwo at the end of R/B/Y). Most of the main games have a lottery to win more, but only in the very unlikely chance that the daily number matches one of your Mons' ID number ''exactly''.
13th Jan '16 3:36:28 PM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': {{Mons}} [[ComMons you find a lot of in one place and/or in many places]] are weak. Ones which are relatively hard to find, only in a small numbers of places, or you are only given one of are stronger, and ones that you can only ''catch'' one of are '''[[OlympusMons much]]''' [[PurposefullyOverpowered stronger]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': {{Mons}} [[ComMons you find a lot of in one place and/or in many places]] are weak. Ones which are relatively hard to find, only in a small numbers of places, or you are only given one of are stronger, and ones that you can only ''catch'' one of are '''[[OlympusMons much]]''' [[PurposefullyOverpowered [[PurposelyOverpowered stronger]].
30th Dec '15 7:31:25 PM jormis29
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The basic reasoning for this may come from, of all things, history and mythology, wherein the most powerful items, supposedly-magical or knowingly mundane, were of exceptional quality, but very scarce. This is understandable, though, because the time, resources, and skill needed to create any weapon beyond a sharp stick or axe was great, and an exceptional weapon like [[PublicDomainArtifact Excalibur]] could, realistically, be made only once in an artisan's lifetime (and was probably the most valuable item in a king's treasury for good reason). Another reason for an item's rarity might be that the owner has [[ShootTheBuilder taken steps to ensure that its creator cannot repeat the work]].

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The basic reasoning for this may come from, of all things, history and mythology, wherein the most powerful items, supposedly-magical or knowingly mundane, were of exceptional quality, but very scarce. This is understandable, though, because the time, resources, and skill needed to create any weapon beyond a sharp stick or axe was great, and an exceptional weapon like [[PublicDomainArtifact Excalibur]] {{Excalibur}} or {{Durandal}} could, realistically, be made only once in an artisan's lifetime (and was probably the most valuable item in a king's treasury for good reason). Another reason for an item's rarity might be that the owner has [[ShootTheBuilder taken steps to ensure that its creator cannot repeat the work]].
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