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13th Oct '17 5:17:29 PM nmn3r3
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* The main characters in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' vastly outclass the rest of their parties put together, with the ability to change their skill set, resistances, and weakness at any time. Balanced out a bit by WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou.

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* The main characters in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' 5}}'' vastly outclass the rest of their parties put together, with the ability to change their skill set, resistances, and weakness at any time. Balanced out a bit by WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou.



** In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', the ''Persona 3'' protagonist has considerably higher stats than the ''Persona 4'' protagonist, or anyone else for that matter. This is to balance out the fact that everyone is locked into their starting Personas, which means the P3 hero has more weaknesses, including one to [[OneHitKill Dark]], which is a very bad thing on [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou Risky Mode]].

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** All of the protagonist's ultimate personas are {{Game Breaker}}s to the nth degree, being resistant to most elements and learning powerful endgame skills. However, you can only fuse them in a NewGamePlus at level 90 (''Persona 3''), 91 (''Persona 4''), 95 (''Persona 5'') or above, and there's likely not much gameplay left at these levels.
** In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', the ''Persona 3'' protagonist has considerably higher stats than the ''Persona 4'' protagonist, or anyone else for that matter. This is to balance out the fact that everyone is locked into their starting Personas, which means the P3 hero has more elemental weaknesses, including one to [[OneHitKill Dark]], which is a very bad thing on [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou Risky Mode]].
30th Sep '17 6:41:43 PM nombretomado
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* The Classic XI team and other "legendary" teams in ''FIFASoccer'' is this. While it is expected in a sports game to have teams that are obviously better than another, these teams basically have players with maxed stats and are overall better than the best regular team. It's kind of justified since the whole team is made up of the best players throughout the history of the sport.

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* The Classic XI team and other "legendary" teams in ''FIFASoccer'' ''VideoGame/FIFASoccer'' is this. While it is expected in a sports game to have teams that are obviously better than another, these teams basically have players with maxed stats and are overall better than the best regular team. It's kind of justified since the whole team is made up of the best players throughout the history of the sport.
15th Sep '17 8:56:52 PM CerotechOmega
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', Random Loadout Salmon Runs allow players to get random weapons from any available in the mode. That means you can get a ScrappyWeapon... or you can get the Grizzco Blaster, which falls into this category with an absurdly fast fire rate, like it's on the hardest crack cocaine. Its power and ink efficiency leave a bit to be desired, but anything in front of its users (yes, you can get ''[[UpToEleven multiple]]'' Grizzco Blasters in a single round) that takes damage from normal weapons is pretty much gone in one second tops, as is everything right around it.
10th Sep '17 8:40:00 PM GrammarNavi
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* Imperialdramon Paladin Mode in DigimonWorld3 is by far the most powerful digivolution of the entire game, for a good reason. In order to acquire it, you will need: [=ExVeemon=] and Stingmon at skill lvl 5, Paildramon at skill lvl 40, Imperialdramon at skill lvl 99, Imperialdramon Fighter mode skill lvl 40, Greymon skill lvl 40, Metalgreymon skill lvl 99, Wargreymon skill lvl 40, Metalmamemon skill lvl 40, Metalgarurumon skill lvl 40 and Omnimon skill lvl 40. This is not counting the requirements to ''even get these digivolutions, the differences of requirements and no matter what digimon you will choose to get Imperialdramon PM, he will need to be Level 40 at minimum.''

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* Imperialdramon Paladin Mode in DigimonWorld3 ''VideoGame/DigimonWorld3'' is by far the most powerful digivolution of the entire game, for a good reason. In order to acquire it, you will need: [=ExVeemon=] and Stingmon at skill lvl 5, Paildramon at skill lvl 40, Imperialdramon at skill lvl 99, Imperialdramon Fighter mode skill lvl 40, Greymon skill lvl 40, Metalgreymon skill lvl 99, Wargreymon skill lvl 40, Metalmamemon skill lvl 40, Metalgarurumon skill lvl 40 and Omnimon skill lvl 40. This is not counting the requirements to ''even get these digivolutions, the differences of requirements and no matter what digimon you will choose to get Imperialdramon PM, he will need to be Level 40 at minimum.''
15th Aug '17 12:46:50 PM lalalei2001
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* ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'' has the Egyptian God Cards... with the exception of the Winged Dragon of Ra's Sphere Mode. All of them, except Ra's Sphere Mode, have extremely powerful effects and 4000 ATK and 4000 DEF. The God Cards are excluded from the Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors, and they're immune against destruction effects, even if you're holding them in the hand. Despite their strong powers, they only cost 0 in the deck. Considering that the player has to face opponents who have much more life points than usual and they ignore the limited cards rule, it is actually fair.

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* ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'' ''VideoGame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'' has the Egyptian God Cards... with the exception of the Winged Dragon of Ra's Sphere Mode. All of them, except Ra's Sphere Mode, have extremely powerful effects and 4000 ATK and 4000 DEF. The God Cards are excluded from the Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors, and they're immune against destruction effects, even if you're holding them in the hand. Despite their strong powers, they only cost 0 in the deck. Considering that the player has to face opponents who have much more life points than usual and they ignore the limited cards rule, it is actually fair.
23rd Jul '17 5:45:01 PM Kralich
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* In the final few chapters of VideoGame/{{Cry of Fear}}[==], [[spoiler: defeating the Doctor gains you one of two pistols, depending on the choice made prior to the fight - the Taurus Revolver, which has high accuracy and one-shots most enemies from that point forward, or the even more powerful P-345 pistol, which has more rounds in a clip, reloads more quickly, and deals more raw damage.]] This allows you to pass through the relatively difficult ending sequences much more easily, [[spoiler: except in ending 4, where there is only Book Simon to worry about and you are given a different weapon with which to kill him.]]
30th Jun '17 12:23:38 PM thatother1dude
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** In a No Mercy run, the ''protagonist themselves'' are purposefully made blatantly powerful. Most of the game is balanced for {{Low Level Run}}s, since the player doesn't gain any XP from sparing enemies, which the game actively encourages them to do. But by murdering everything you see, you become such a whirlwind of bloodshed that even the majority of the game's bosses can't stand in your way. [[spoiler: Until you have to fight Sans, who turns out to be so powerful that even with all the grinding you've been doing, you're still gonna have a bad time.]]
** The Temmie Armor has massive defense, boosts attack, regenerates your health, ''and'' increases the duration of your MercyInvincibility. The shopkeeper tells you outright that the armor will make the game too easy, and it starts out absurdly expensive, but it gets cheaper, each time you die. It's there as a [[AntiFrustrationFeatures last resort if you really suck]].

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** In a No Mercy run, the ''protagonist themselves'' are purposefully made blatantly powerful. Most of the game is balanced for {{Low Level Run}}s, since the player doesn't gain any XP from sparing enemies, which the game actively encourages them to do. But by murdering everything you see, you become such a whirlwind of bloodshed that even the majority of the game's bosses can't stand in your way. [[spoiler: Until you have to fight Sans, whose mechanics render Attack and Defense stats irrelevant (being a OneHitPointWonder [[PuzzleBoss who turns out requires trickery to be hit]] and bypasses MercyInvincibility to deliver a DeathOfAThousandCuts) and damages you so powerful fast that even with all the grinding you've been doing, you're still gonna have a bad time.your HP won't last long.]]
** The Temmie Armor has massive defense, boosts attack, regenerates your health, ''and'' increases the duration of your MercyInvincibility. The shopkeeper tells you outright that the armor will make the game too easy, and it starts out absurdly expensive, but it gets cheaper, cheaper each time you die. It's there as a [[AntiFrustrationFeatures last resort if you really suck]].
30th Jun '17 12:08:33 PM thatother1dude
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* The RYNO (Rip Ya a New One) weapon series of ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' fame. It is extremely powerful? [[InfinityPlusOneSword Hell yeah!]] But they're far from conveniently cheap - and in the ''Future'' series, [[SideQuest you have to find the actual blueprints first]]. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Omega RYNO 4-Ever]] even comes with a warning label stating that usage might [[InvincibleHero make the game no longer fun]].

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* The RYNO (Rip Ya a New One) weapon series of ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' fame. It is extremely powerful? [[InfinityPlusOneSword Hell yeah!]] But they're far from conveniently cheap - and in the ''Future'' series, [[SideQuest you have to find the actual blueprints first]]. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Omega RYNO 4-Ever]] even comes with a warning label stating that usage might [[InvincibleHero [[VictoryIsBoring make the game no longer fun]].
22nd Jun '17 4:06:11 PM shamchimp28
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** Mega Rayquaza, introduced in ''Omega Ruby''/''Alpha Sapphire'' deserves a special mention for its unusual effectiveness ''even in relation to'' other OlympusMons, including Arceus. It has a '''780''' base stat[[labelnote:*]]shared only by the two Mega Mewtwos[[/labelnote]] with sky-high Attack and Special Attack, respectable defenses, the second best Speed of all Dragon-types, an ability that shuts down weather and removes all Flying-type weaknesses, ''and'' a 120BP Flying-type STAB attack with perfect accuracy. Oh, and this all comes without a Mega Stone, so it's able to hold any item. It is hyperbolic to suggest that Mega Rayquaza is ''the'' most powerful Pokemon in the history of the series. Fittingly, Rayquaza plays up the PhysicalGod aspect even heavier than Arceus, in that the populace of Hoenn literally worship it -- [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly the player character actually prays to Rayquaza to Mega Evolve it]].

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** Mega Rayquaza, introduced in ''Omega Ruby''/''Alpha Sapphire'' deserves a special mention for its unusual effectiveness ''even in relation to'' other OlympusMons, including Arceus. It has a '''780''' base stat[[labelnote:*]]shared only by the two Mega Mewtwos[[/labelnote]] with sky-high Attack and Special Attack, respectable defenses, the second best Speed of all Dragon-types, an ability that shuts down weather and removes all Flying-type weaknesses, ''and'' a 120BP Flying-type STAB attack with perfect accuracy. Oh, and this all comes without a Mega Stone, so it's able to hold any item. It is wouldn't be hyperbolic to suggest that Mega Rayquaza is ''the'' most powerful Pokemon in the history of the series. Fittingly, Rayquaza plays up the PhysicalGod aspect even heavier than Arceus, in that the populace of Hoenn literally worship it -- [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly the player character actually prays to Rayquaza to Mega Evolve it]].
8th Jun '17 4:11:36 PM MarsJenkar
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May be a part of ATasteOfPower or a StoryBreakerPower. Can also be essential to beat the BonusBoss on the HarderThanHard bonus difficulty. {{Crutch Character}}s are often (temporarily) Purposely Overpowered. Compare with InfinityPlusOneSword and EleventhHourSuperpower. {{Bragging Rights Reward}}s often turn out this way.

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May be a part of ATasteOfPower or a StoryBreakerPower. Can also be essential to beat the BonusBoss on the HarderThanHard bonus difficulty. {{Crutch Character}}s are often (temporarily) Purposely Overpowered. Compare with InfinityPlusOneSword and EleventhHourSuperpower. {{Bragging Rights Reward}}s often turn out this way. \n It's also common to find these in a NewGamePlus.
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