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22nd May '18 2:37:57 PM MBG159
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** ''V'' even has an achievement, "[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Turtle Power]]", for invoking this trope - defeat an Industrial-era ironclad with the Renaissance-era Korean turtle ship. As the turtle ship is by far the strongest sea unit available to anyone in its era (it [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining trades off]] the caravel's standard sea exploration for nearly ''double'' its attacking power), this is not as difficult as it sounds.
19th May '18 12:33:34 AM C2
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** Also the page quote that is from a classic monster horror movie that was aired on a planet inhabited only by robots. It had the robots as heroes (obviously) and a human as the monster that resisted even their most powerful magnetic pulses, but dies by falling into a stick.

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** Also the page quote that is from a classic monster horror movie that was aired made on a planet inhabited only by robots. It had the robots as heroes (obviously) and a human as the monster that resisted even their most powerful magnetic pulses, but dies by falling into a stick.
12th May '18 12:55:31 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* Creator/TomKratman's [[Literature/{{Okuyyuki}} "Okuyyuki"]] sees a sword-wielding US Army captain take on a ''tank platoon'' and win [[spoiler: (albeit only a pyrrhic victory)]]. Justified to some extent, since his sword is magical.
10th May '18 9:29:24 AM pi4t
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* The "technological" armours in ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'' are fairly good at defending against energy weapons like laser pistols (which normal armour can't block). However, they provide almost no defence against normal (medieval-era) weapons, and the latter do about as much damage as the energy weapons. One wonders why the armour's creators couldn't find a compromise between physical and energy defence when designing their armour...


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* The "technological" armours in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' are fairly good at defending against energy weapons like laser pistols (which normal armour can't block). However, they provide almost no defence against normal (medieval-era) weapons, and the latter do about as much damage as the energy weapons. One wonders why the armour's creators couldn't find a compromise between physical and energy defence when designing their armour...
10th May '18 9:27:53 AM pi4t
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* The "technological" armours in ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'' are fairly good at defending against energy weapons like laser pistols (which normal armour can't block). However, they provide almost no defence against normal (medieval-era) weapons, and the latter do about as much damage as the energy weapons. One wonders why the armour's creators couldn't find a compromise between physical and energy defence when designing their armour...
19th Apr '18 9:52:42 AM Dwoem
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Skitter escapes a cage made of nano robots that cut through anything [[spoiler:using a lighter]].



* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Skitter escapes a cage made of nano robots that cut through anything [[spoiler:using a lighter]].
3rd Apr '18 7:21:55 AM ChronoLegion
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** The developers have actively been trying to fix this problem in the later games, with mixed results.

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** The developers have actively been trying to fix this problem in the later games, with mixed results. For example, one way is to disallow stacks, forcing each unit to fight on its own (although flanking bonuses have been added to slightly offset this change).
** Strangely, though, an airstrike against ''any'' target, even a primitive spearman, results in some damage to the aircraft. Did the fighter jet fly low enough to be hit by a spear or something?
3rd Apr '18 7:18:14 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/Cleopatra2525'', everyone uses EnergyWeapons. However, one of the protagonists' colleagues is revealed to be a "[[HumanPopsicle thaw]]", someone cryogenically frozen before humanity was driven underground and defrosted after. The guy still has his nine-millimeter firearm, which he regularly cleans and maintains. So, when one episode's villain tries to hide behind an impenetrable DeflectorShield, [[NumberTwo Sarge]] grabs the gun and puts a bullet in his chest, as no one thought to protect against such a primitive weapon (shield only block energy blasts).
1st Apr '18 2:34:55 PM Dingbot
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* It's a fairly common tactic for [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] to use a blunt object against technologically advanced foes. This is presuming that he can't simply tear them metal limb from metal limb with his bare hands (which he usually can). Granted, the Hulk pretty much applies this tactic to any foe, regardless of the level of technology at their disposal. This is quite in line with real world physics; you can destroy anything in the universe, ANYTHING at all... if you hit it hard enough. And who could possibly hit harder than an enraged [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]? Hulk is also Nuclear powered. Being hit by the Hulk is like having a nuclear bomb go off in your face.

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* It's a fairly common tactic for [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] to use a blunt object against technologically advanced foes. This is presuming that he can't simply tear them metal limb from metal limb with his bare hands (which he usually can). Granted, the Hulk pretty much applies this tactic to any foe, regardless of the level of technology at their disposal. This is quite in line with real world physics; you can destroy anything in the universe, ANYTHING at all... if you hit it hard enough. And who could possibly hit harder than an enraged [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]? Hulk is also Nuclear powered. Being hit by the Hulk is like having a nuclear bomb go off in your face.Hulk? .



* A ''literal'' example in ''Fanfic/EnemyOfMyEnemy'', where [[spoiler:Zerat kills the enemy sniper Yik by sneaking up behind him and crushing him with a huge rock]].

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* A ''literal'' literal example in ''Fanfic/EnemyOfMyEnemy'', where [[spoiler:Zerat kills the enemy sniper Yik by sneaking up behind him and crushing him with a huge rock]].



* Averted in ''FanFic/FinishingTheFight'' which has Master Chief and the UNSC crushing their [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms medieval-level enemies]] with great ease. Even their armor is far superior. Also rather amusingly ''inverted'' on one occasion, where Briza Do'urden is barely halfway through gloating about her newly summoned Earth Elemental before it gets annihilated by a Spartan Laser.

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* Averted in ''FanFic/FinishingTheFight'' which has Master Chief and the UNSC crushing their [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms medieval-level enemies]] with great ease. Even their armor is far superior. Also rather amusingly ''inverted'' on one occasion, where Briza Do'urden is barely halfway through gloating about her newly summoned Earth Elemental before it gets annihilated by a Spartan Laser.laser.



** And compared to the above, Chaos weaponry is downright ''archiac''. The Imperium gets plasma-sheathed swords and fusion guns, while Chaos gets swords forged in hellfire and scythes with blades dipped in the cauldron of Nurgle. Doesn't make them any less lethal, in fact often they are ''moreso''.

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** And compared to the above, Chaos weaponry is downright ''archiac''.''archaic''. The Imperium gets plasma-sheathed swords and fusion guns, while Chaos gets swords forged in hellfire and scythes with blades dipped in the cauldron of Nurgle. Doesn't make them any less lethal, in fact often they are ''moreso''.''more so''.
28th Mar '18 9:13:15 AM Yukianesa
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** Primarch Vulkan once faced an entire Dark Eldar raiding force that threatened the people of his homeworld. The Dark Eldar are a race of technologically adept super sadists with guns that shoot razor floss, while Vulkan's homeworld hadn't even left the iron age and all he had was a pair of blacksmith hammers. He still massacred them.
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