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15th May '18 4:38:50 AM Divra
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* ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'': Mutants gain power very quickly, as their mutations begin to manifest. This is entirely intentional. [[spoiler: According to the fluff, the mutations (manifestations of the Genetic Pilgrimage of the Ancients) were intended to create a SuperSoldier capable of soloing a Nepharite. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration The high power level is simply a result of this.]]]]
2nd May '18 9:49:44 AM 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. The Grizzco Brella is similarly powerful, having a far faster fire rate and much wider area of attack than any other brella weapon (though it trades off by not having a shield). The weapons are implied to be entirely illegal; they certainly would violate the rules of the Turf War sports that serve as the main game mode.

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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. The Grizzco Brella is similarly powerful, having a far faster fire rate and much wider area of attack than any other brella weapon (though it trades off by not having a shield). The Grizzco Charger is also powerful, piercing lines of Chum and pulverizing bosses as long as you have a steady aim and a quick trigger finger (which is offset by the weapon's dreadful ink consumption). The weapons are implied to be entirely illegal; they certainly would violate the rules of the Turf War sports that serve as the main game mode.
24th Apr '18 8:00:11 PM nombretomado
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* JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle has Pucci's final Stand: Made In Heaven. Obtaining it is a pain, because he first has to utter the 14 secret words to the Green Baby (luckily, he doesn't have to say them all in one go) in order to transform Whitesnake into C-Moon; then he has to use his GHA, which, beside the fact that it costs 2 full special bars, can be disrupted with a single hit. If it activates, however, he becomes very fast, while his opponent moves at half speed, instead. The developers had to ''limit the amount of times he could juggle his opponents in a single go''.

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* JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' has Pucci's final Stand: Made In Heaven. Obtaining it is a pain, because he first has to utter the 14 secret words to the Green Baby (luckily, he doesn't have to say them all in one go) in order to transform Whitesnake into C-Moon; then he has to use his GHA, which, beside the fact that it costs 2 full special bars, can be disrupted with a single hit. If it activates, however, he becomes very fast, while his opponent moves at half speed, instead. The developers had to ''limit the amount of times he could juggle his opponents in a single go''.
19th Apr '18 7:12:39 PM nombretomado
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** In the sequel we have the not-quite-as {{Egregious}} example in the form of [[PersonOfMassDestruction Mu-12's]] Unlimited form... She can be somewhat likened to fighting a BulletHell game as the TrueFinalBoss of a fighting game. Just like with Ragna, Mu-12's great power is completely justified, as she just happens to be {{Kusanagi}}, [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Sword of The God Slayer]].

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** In the sequel we have the not-quite-as {{Egregious}} JustForFun/{{Egregious}} example in the form of [[PersonOfMassDestruction Mu-12's]] Unlimited form... She can be somewhat likened to fighting a BulletHell game as the TrueFinalBoss of a fighting game. Just like with Ragna, Mu-12's great power is completely justified, as she just happens to be {{Kusanagi}}, [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Sword of The God Slayer]].
19th Apr '18 12:26:44 AM LinTaylor
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* Non-video game example: In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', the [[ShowWithinAShow Game within a Show]] "Kamen Rider Chronicle" has Kamen Rider Chronus, a character with insanely high stats and the power to [[TimeStandsStill "pause" time]] at will. Chronus was made to be insanely powerful because the game's FinalBoss Gamedeus is likewise overpowered and thus Chronus is the only thing that can potentially defeat him. Of course, in order to actually obtain the power of Chronus a player has to beat all twelve of the other bosses first, while using the badly underpowered Ride-Player suit. [[spoiler:Naturally, the BigBad of the series claims the power of Chronus for himself and spends the latter third of the show manhandling the Kamen Riders until Ex-Aid gains a SuperMode that negates Chronus' Pause ability.]]
18th Apr '18 9:58:33 PM josh6243
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* Simon's Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' are the most powerful machines that players have access to in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsX''. It's also only available in the final stages of the game.
17th Apr '18 10:38:20 PM Yukianesa
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* In the VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar total conversion mod ''VideoGame/ThirdAgeTotalWar'', it is possible for a player using the Free Peoples of Eriador to reforge the Kingdom of Arnor if they fulfil a number of specific conditions[[note]]secure the lands in Hoarwell, Tharbad and Coldfells and maintain hold on all your starting lands, form an alliance with Gondor, grow Annuminas into a large city and build a House of Kings there and then crown Aragorn as king[[/note]]. Arnor has a ridiculously strong army with many troops superior to Gondor's and on par with those of ''the High Elves'', but it means saving up a ton of gold and resources which could be spent on expansion and it is a race against the clock because you are permanently locked out of forming Arnor if Gondor is destroyed or Aragorn dies.
8th Apr '18 11:38:58 AM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' has several Blades who stand head-and-shoulders above the others:
** Pyra, naturally, is one of the strongest blades available, being the ancient weapon whose discovery is what sets the whole game's plot in motion as various factions attempt to use and/or destroy her power.
** Poppi, an artificial Blade, was deliberately designed for maximum power and efficiency. As a result, once fully upgraded, she's capable of soloing many of the game's {{Bonus Boss}}es.
** [[spoiler: Mythra, being Pyra's SplitPersonality with access to Pyra's ''true'' power, is even more powerful than Pyra, having a unique light element and several passive abilities that enable her to spam special attacks. Eventually, Pyra and Mythra become able to fuse into a single Pneuma form that's even ''more'' powerful than either of them.]]
19th Mar '18 5:49:03 AM nmn3r3
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** 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]].

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** 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 no resistances and two elemental weaknesses, including one to [[OneHitKill Dark]], which is a very bad thing on [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou Risky Mode]].
16th Mar '18 12:41:17 PM Fallingwater
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* ''VideoGame//{{Fallout 4}}'' goes one further and gives you the Big Boy, a hyperpowered MIRV that carpet-bombs an area with ''twelve'' mini-nukes ''while only costing one ammo''. Fire it on top of a group of enemies, watch everything die.

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* ''VideoGame//{{Fallout ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' goes one further and gives you the Big Boy, a hyperpowered MIRV that carpet-bombs an area with ''twelve'' mini-nukes ''while only costing one ammo''. Fire it on top of a group of enemies, watch everything die.
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