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23rd Sep '16 9:38:39 AM ZombieAladdin
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** First one, [[spoiler: Cars, the BigBad from Part 2,]] a vampire that became immune to both sunlight and the Ripple, the only two things that could kill them.

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** First one, [[spoiler: Cars, the BigBad from Part 2,]] a vampire that became immune to both sunlight and the Ripple, the only two things that could kill them. In addition, earlier on was Straits, a vampire who studied and mastered the Ripple, an anti-vampire martial art, so that he knew how to defend himself against a Ripple user.
20th Sep '16 6:50:18 PM nombretomado
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* The [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]]' from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' need to leave their hosts once every three days to absorb Kandrona rays with their real bodies, otherwise they die of starvation. In their planet, [[AlienSky the Kandrona rays are generated by their sun]], on Earth they have a secret base with an artificial generator.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
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The [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]]' from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' need to leave their hosts once every three days to absorb Kandrona rays with their real bodies, otherwise they die of starvation. In their planet, [[AlienSky the Kandrona rays are generated by their sun]], on Earth they have a secret base with an artificial generator.



* ArtemisFowl: Demons, as a species, are no longer able to use magic after they reach their adult stage, called warping (warlocks are extremely rare, but don't warp). So when the BigBad starts using magic despite being, in his own words, "such a magnificently warped creature"... [[spoiler: it turns out there's an unconscious warlock's spirit inhabiting his body.]]

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* ArtemisFowl: ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Demons, as a species, are no longer able to use magic after they reach their adult stage, called warping (warlocks are extremely rare, but don't warp). So when the BigBad starts using magic despite being, in his own words, "such a magnificently warped creature"... [[spoiler: it turns out there's an unconscious warlock's spirit inhabiting his body.]]
31st Aug '16 5:42:01 AM MadSpy
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Fomor can use magic over running water due to their natural affinity for entropy magic, unlike demons, spirits, mortal practitioners, faeries, , semi-mortals, and quite possibly gods. And yet, it is still possible to use magic [[MakingASplash on running water itself]], but not when, say, on a boat.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Fomor can use magic over running water due to their natural affinity for entropy magic, unlike demons, spirits, mortal practitioners, faeries, , semi-mortals, and quite possibly gods. And yet, it is still possible to use magic [[MakingASplash on running water itself]], but not when, say, on a boat.



* Literature/HerculePoirot once faced a killer that he couldn't gather evidence against[[spoiler:because he didn't murder anyone, he subtly manipulated people with seemingly innocent remarks to hit their emotional buttons and push them into murdering]]. Poirot realized it but still was unable to bring the villain to justice, since none of his actions could be seem as a crime[[spoiler: so he broke his moral code and killed the guy, lamenting how that, at the end, the villain even managed to make Poirot himself a murderer.]]

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* Literature/HerculePoirot once faced a killer that he couldn't gather evidence against[[spoiler:because against [[spoiler:because he didn't murder anyone, he subtly manipulated people with seemingly innocent remarks to hit their emotional buttons and push them into murdering]]. Poirot realized it but still was unable to bring the villain to justice, since none of his actions could be seem as a crime[[spoiler: so he broke his moral code and killed the guy, lamenting how that, at the end, the villain even managed to make Poirot himself a murderer.]]
28th Aug '16 4:53:52 PM Steven
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* Metroids, the recurring enemies that can suck up energy from any living thing in the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' franchise, will always have a weakness to cold based attacks. [[note]]The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' changes this up a bit by changing their weakness while handwaving it as those specific Metroids being a different kind rather than the classic versions. ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'' has Metroids of different kinds that can't be killed by the Ice Beam, but you see the original Metroids at the end of the game that retain their classic ice weakness.[[/note]] In ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', there's an area that is housing altered Metroids that have their cold weakness removed. [[spoiler: Adam stops Samus from going into that room and goes in there himself to blow up the sector in a HeroicSacrifice so that Samus can take down Ridley, a foe she has more experience with compared to Adam.]]
28th Jul '16 9:00:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'': When the Gremlins break into the genetics lab, one of them mutates into a [[MixAndMatchCritters Bat-Gremlin hybrid]]. Another Gremlin who recently gained sentience because of a brain potion injects his winged compadre with another mixture that makes him resistant to the Gremlins' [[WeakenedByTheLight fatal weakness to sunlight]] so that he can go on a rampage in the city. Why he didn't take the potion himself is another matter.
27th Jul '16 2:39:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' featured a trainer that made her [[ColdIron Steel-type Skarmory]] fight exclusively against [[PlayingWithFire Fire Pokémon]] until [[ScissorsCutsRock it overcame its weakness against Fire]].

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* An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' featured a trainer that made her [[ColdIron Steel-type Skarmory]] fight exclusively against [[PlayingWithFire Fire Pokémon]] until [[ScissorsCutsRock it overcame its weakness against Fire]].



** Another trainer came up with a way to let her [[BlowYouAway Flying Pokémon]] ground [[ShockAndAwe electricity]] without getting seriously hurt.

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** Another trainer came up with a way to let her [[BlowYouAway Flying Pokémon]] ground [[ShockAndAwe electricity]] without getting seriously hurt.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', [[spoiler: ComicBook/{{Superboy}} could be put into a trance by ComicBook/LexLuthor with the phrase "red sun", due to him being cloned by Lex. The first time this happened to him, he woke up several hours after attempting to attack Lex.]] The second time he tries to [[spoiler:attack Lex]], the same thing happens; [[spoiler:until the rest of the team shows up and it was revealed that keyphrase was removed from his mind by Miss Martian.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', [[spoiler: ComicBook/{{Superboy}} could be put into a trance by ComicBook/LexLuthor with the phrase "red sun", due to him being cloned by Lex. The first time this happened to him, he woke up several hours after attempting to attack Lex.]] The second time he tries to [[spoiler:attack Lex]], the same thing happens; [[spoiler:until the rest of the team shows up and it was revealed that keyphrase was removed from his mind by Miss Martian.]]]]

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27th Jul '16 11:53:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Creator/TerryPratchett book ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' has a family of vampires whose [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy father]] has trained them all to be immune to sunlight and to not react to holy symbols or garlic, as one is just a collection of lines and curves and the other is merely a member of the Allium family. [[spoiler: This [[JustForPun bites back]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard hard]] at the end of the book, though, when the family can't stop seeing holy symbols everywhere. After all, they're just straight lines and curves...]]

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* The Creator/TerryPratchett book ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' has a family of vampires whose [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy father]] father has trained them all to be immune to sunlight and to not react to holy symbols or garlic, as one is just a collection of lines and curves and the other is merely a member of the Allium family. [[spoiler: This [[JustForPun bites back]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard hard]] at the end of the book, though, when the family can't stop seeing holy symbols everywhere. After all, they're just straight lines and curves...]]
6th Jul '16 1:05:45 AM jormis29
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* In the climax of ''Film/{{Underworld}}: Evolution'', Selene gains immunity to UV radiation (and thus sunlight) by [[spoiler:drinking Alexander Corvinus' blood and becoming a vampire-Immortal hybrid]]. As previously shown, even the most powerful vampires suffer lethal burns when exposed to sunlight.

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* In the climax of ''Film/{{Underworld}}: Evolution'', ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'', Selene gains immunity to UV radiation (and thus sunlight) by [[spoiler:drinking Alexander Corvinus' blood and becoming a vampire-Immortal hybrid]]. As previously shown, even the most powerful vampires suffer lethal burns when exposed to sunlight.
30th Jun '16 4:27:04 PM Gregzilla
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Megamind creates a new superhero using [[BoringInvincibleHero Metroman]]'s genes. This new [[GoneHorriblyWrong "hero"]], Titan, has the same powers as Metroman. That's why Megamind is shocked to learn that, unlike Metroman, he's immune to copper. [[spoiler: In this case, it hints at the fact that Metroman was never weak against copper to begin with; he merely faked it.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', Megamind creates a new superhero using [[BoringInvincibleHero Metroman]]'s genes. This new [[GoneHorriblyWrong "hero"]], Titan, has the same powers as Metroman. That's why Megamind is shocked to learn that, unlike Metroman, he's immune to copper. [[spoiler: In this case, it hints at the fact that Metroman was never weak against copper to begin with; he merely faked it. The weakness is not so much removed as [[SubvertedTrope never existed in the first place]].]]
26th Jun '16 2:34:50 PM nombretomado
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* In the DresdenFiles, the Fomor can use magic over running water due to their natural affinity for entropy magic, unlike demons, spirits, mortal practitioners, faeries, , semi-mortals, and quite possibly gods. And yet, it is still possible to use magic [[MakingASplash on running water itself]], but not when, say, on a boat.

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* In the DresdenFiles, ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Fomor can use magic over running water due to their natural affinity for entropy magic, unlike demons, spirits, mortal practitioners, faeries, , semi-mortals, and quite possibly gods. And yet, it is still possible to use magic [[MakingASplash on running water itself]], but not when, say, on a boat.
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