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7th Feb '16 6:44:26 PM Atreides
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** It's also the only justification for some of the tactics depicted. Even if the hero knows nothing of his own world's history, common sense should tell him that having lightly armed cavalry charge armour and machine guns is suicide but it's such cool, heroic suicide that he does it anyway. The human air combat vehicles seemed to have been designed by an idiot: You know why modern armed forces don't have open gunner's nests on their aircraft and use bomb bays rather than having soldiers push explosives out the back? Because the crew would be too easy of targets and they'd get slaughtered, ''that's'' why. In a nutshell, Cameron didn't have an open encyclopedia in his lap when he wrote the movie, so you're under no obligation to use any logic when watching it. [[MST3KMantra Just repeat to yourself...]]
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** It's also the only justification for some of the tactics depicted. Even if the hero knows nothing of his own world's history, common sense should tell him that having lightly armed cavalry charge armour and machine guns is suicide but it's such cool, heroic suicide that he does it anyway. The human air combat vehicles seemed to have been designed by an idiot: You know why modern armed forces don't have open gunner's nests on their aircraft and use bomb bays rather than having soldiers push explosives out the back? Because the crew would be too easy of targets and they'd get slaughtered, ''that's'' why. In a nutshell, Cameron didn't have an open encyclopedia in his lap when he wrote the movie, so you're under no obligation to use any logic when watching it. [[MST3KMantra Just repeat to yourself...]]
20th Jan '16 7:15:19 AM Nohbody
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19th Jan '16 11:17:02 AM nombretomado
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* In one of the books of the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch relaunch novels]], an interstellar portal (which, mind you, could have led to anywhere in the galaxy) just happens to lead to a Malon garbage scow that had been taken over by a Hirogen hunter. Why? So that Taran'atar, their local Jem'Hadar character, could fight with him, of course!
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* In one of the books of the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' [[StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch [[Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch relaunch novels]], an interstellar portal (which, mind you, could have led to anywhere in the galaxy) just happens to lead to a Malon garbage scow that had been taken over by a Hirogen hunter. Why? So that Taran'atar, their local Jem'Hadar character, could fight with him, of course!
15th Jan '16 2:35:47 PM erforce
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* The feats of strength Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's characters tended to display, outside of fight scenes, cross this trope over with CutscenePowerToTheMax. Examples include his casually lugging around trees in ''Film/{{Commando}}'' and his ripping a bolted-down bed out of the floor, one-handed in ''Film/TheRunningMan''. About the only time that kind of StrongAsTheyNeedToBe factor makes a difference in the actual plot is his freeing himself from the [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable Mind-Wipe Chair]] in ''Film/TotalRecall''.
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* The feats of strength Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's characters tended to display, outside of fight scenes, cross this trope over with CutscenePowerToTheMax. Examples include his casually lugging around trees in ''Film/{{Commando}}'' and his ripping a bolted-down bed out of the floor, one-handed in ''Film/TheRunningMan''. About the only time that kind of StrongAsTheyNeedToBe factor makes a difference in the actual plot is his freeing himself from the [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable Mind-Wipe Chair]] in ''Film/TotalRecall''.''Film/TotalRecall1990''.
14th Jan '16 3:02:27 AM mephistos
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31st Dec '15 8:51:49 PM NativeJovian
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31st Dec '15 8:30:24 PM NativeJovian
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31st Dec '15 2:25:27 AM DarthRevanFTW
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* A [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/0446580503/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_2?ie=UTF8&index=2 drawing]] of Colbert as the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk stabbing a bear through the head with the American flag.
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* A [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/0446580503/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_2?ie=UTF8&index=2 [[http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/9/70/5356c8b5d43db.jpg drawing]] of Colbert as the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk stabbing a bear through the head with the American flag.
26th Dec '15 5:10:31 PM wonkeymonkey
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** Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong Balloon powered cars floating around a 'modern' London with flying-lizards, Roman soldiers on the underground, Charles Dickens on early-morning TV to talk about his latest book and Winston Churchill riding into parliament on his personal mammoth.]
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** Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong Balloon powered cars floating around a 'modern' London with flying-lizards, Roman soldiers on the underground, Charles Dickens on early-morning TV to talk about his latest book and Winston Churchill riding into parliament on his personal mammoth.]
23rd Dec '15 11:50:26 PM merotoker
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* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'': Monou Fuuma destroys Ebisu Garden Plaza with empty soda cans and the power of his own awesomeness.
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* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'': ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'': Monou Fuuma destroys Ebisu Garden Plaza with empty soda cans and the power of his own awesomeness.

* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': When Mustang fights Envy he [[spoiler:continuously snaps to continue burning him to death. However, he ignites Envy with the first attack, making the snap unneeded due to how his alchemy functions, by changing the explosive gas concentration in the air. The snaps are added purely to make Mustang look cool as he roasts Envy alive.]]
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': When Mustang fights Envy he [[spoiler:continuously snaps to continue burning him to death. However, he ignites Envy with the first attack, making the snap unneeded due to how his alchemy functions, by changing the explosive gas concentration in the air. The snaps are added purely to make Mustang look cool as he roasts Envy alive.]]alive]].

* Anime/TransformersCybertron. Half Rule of Cool, half very long commercials for the toyline. 100% [[TropesAreNotBad ''awesome''.]] * [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]: A huge sea/air/spaceplane turning into a giant bird of flame. To take down giant mecha. Hinotori or Firey Phoenix or Firebird mode, it is awesome. And then there was the episode with the ''Icebird''.
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* Anime/TransformersCybertron.''Anime/TransformersCybertron''. Half Rule of Cool, half very long commercials for the toyline. 100% [[TropesAreNotBad ''awesome''.]] * [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]: ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]'': A huge sea/air/spaceplane turning into a giant bird of flame. To take down giant mecha. Hinotori or Firey Phoenix or Firebird mode, it is awesome. And then there was the episode with the ''Icebird''.

* [[http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m53/nightmaj/stephen_colbert_paladin_by_todd_loc.jpg This piece]] of Creator/StephenColbert fanart. Until his producers nixed it, this was going to be a ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' card. It's the little details that make it: notice the microphone and eagle talon in the hilt of the flaming sword. All that's missing is him riding a flaming unicorn/pegasus while wielding a flaming laser chainsaw and fighting Hitler and OsamaBinLaden on a Hydra, who is also on fire. Someone please draw that.
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* [[http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m53/nightmaj/stephen_colbert_paladin_by_todd_loc.jpg This piece]] of Creator/StephenColbert fanart. Until his producers nixed it, this was going to be a ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' card. It's the little details that make it: notice the microphone and eagle talon in the hilt of the flaming sword. All that's missing is him riding a flaming unicorn/pegasus while wielding a flaming laser chainsaw and fighting Hitler and OsamaBinLaden UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden on a Hydra, who is also on fire. Someone please draw that.

* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fan fic ''Fanfic/{{PRIMARCHS}}'', Everything the titular Primarchs do: using skyscrapers as swords? Drop kicking the moon on someone? Using the [[StarWars Death Star]] as a baseball bat? PowerArmor which doubles as a ChainMailBikini? Dissing the authors of the work? All of it!
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' fan fic ''Fanfic/{{PRIMARCHS}}'', Everything the titular Primarchs do: using skyscrapers as swords? Drop kicking the moon on someone? Using the [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star]] as a baseball bat? PowerArmor PoweredArmor which doubles as a ChainMailBikini? Dissing the authors of the work? All of it!

* ''Film/{{Crank}}'': Near the end of the first film [[spoiler:After Chase is disarmed, he makes a gun out of his finger and thumb, points it at a guy, goes "Bang" ''and it kills him.'' It turns out to be his backup, but for a few seconds everyone watching the movie went "''Mind bullets''...?! Okay, mind bullets, let's go with that."]]
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* ''Film/{{Crank}}'': Near the end of the first film [[spoiler:After [[spoiler:after Chase is disarmed, he makes a gun out of his finger and thumb, points it at a guy, goes "Bang" ''and it kills him.'' It turns out to be his backup, but for a few seconds everyone watching the movie went "''Mind bullets''...?! Okay, mind bullets, let's go with that."]]

* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie and ''Revenge of the Fallen'': There is no other reason for these films to exist or for anyone to watch them except that [[TransformingMecha Giant Transforming Robots]] are inherently cool. It could be argued that Creator/MichaelBay's career rests on taking a premise and making it cool.
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* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie and ''Revenge of the Fallen'': ''Franchise/{{Transformers|FilmSeries}}'': There is no other reason for these films to exist or for anyone to watch them except that [[TransformingMecha Giant Transforming Robots]] are inherently cool. It could be argued that Creator/MichaelBay's career rests on taking a premise and making it cool.

** The revelation in ''AttackOfTheClones'' that R2-D2 had the ability to fly was cheered enthusiastically, even though he never showed this ability in the original trilogy.
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** The revelation in ''AttackOfTheClones'' ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' that R2-D2 had the ability to fly was cheered enthusiastically, even though he never showed this ability in the original trilogy.

** ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'': you once see the same weapon on the Millennium Falcon being carried around by ''[[{{BFG}} a single ARC trooper]]'', and instead of using four arms, Grievous juggles four light-sabers around between his hands and prehensile feet (albeit as an "unwelcome surprise"), making for some of the best fights in ''StarWars'' history.
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** ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'': you once see the same weapon on the Millennium Falcon being carried around by ''[[{{BFG}} a single ARC trooper]]'', and instead of using four arms, Grievous juggles four light-sabers around between his hands and prehensile feet (albeit as an "unwelcome surprise"), making for some of the best fights in ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' history.

** Basically, all forms of combat featured in ''StarWars'' are glowy sci-fi futuristic space versions of some form of RealLife combat that was (and is) considered to be extremely cool. Lightsaber duels? Swordfighting. Starfighters? {{Old School Dogfight}}ing. Starship battles? Naval battles. The Clone Wars? Huge armies tearing each other apart. TheForce and Force-based PsychicPowers only add more awesome to the mix.
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** Basically, all forms of combat featured in ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' are glowy sci-fi futuristic space versions of some form of RealLife combat that was (and is) considered to be extremely cool. Lightsaber duels? Swordfighting. Starfighters? {{Old School Dogfight}}ing. Starship battles? Naval battles. The Clone Wars? Huge armies tearing each other apart. TheForce and Force-based PsychicPowers only add more awesome to the mix.

* TheForeverWar is hard on the MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness but author Joe Haldeman has no problem in creating a make-believe [[AppliedPhlebotinum "stasis field"]] that makes it impossible for anything to move faster than 26m/s so he can have [[RecycledInSpace swordfighting IN SPACE!!]]
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* TheForeverWar ''Literature/TheForeverWar'' is hard on the MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness but author Joe Haldeman has no problem in creating a make-believe [[AppliedPhlebotinum "stasis field"]] that makes it impossible for anything to move faster than 26m/s so he can have [[RecycledInSpace swordfighting IN SPACE!!]]

** Lana Lang with the [[spoiler:Prometheus armour. It is "armour" that gives not the slightest trace of being worn, and gives kryptonian level speed and strength. Oh, and you need to start some fires... over a water tank... containing the test subject... and there is no energy input... Yes, it makes no sense but it is all forgiven when Lana bursts out of the lab like a phoenix from the flames and does a BulletCatch.]]
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** Lana Lang with the [[spoiler:Prometheus armour. It is "armour" that gives not the slightest trace of being worn, and gives kryptonian level speed and strength. Oh, and you need to start some fires... over a water tank... containing the test subject... and there is no energy input... Yes, it makes no sense but it is all forgiven when Lana bursts out of the lab like a phoenix from the flames and does a BulletCatch.]]BulletCatch]].

* One of the key selling points of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' is the authenticity of the wardrobe and the skill of the costume department at making it so. Then Arthur has a trenchcoat. Why? Because it looks cool.
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* One of the key selling points of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' is the authenticity of the wardrobe and the skill of the costume department at making it so. Then Arthur has a trenchcoat. Why? Because it looks cool.

--->RedShirt: "What you gonna do, sucker me to death?" --->Dalek: ''[[NightmareFuel (Promptly suckers him to death)]]''
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--->RedShirt: -->'''RedShirt''': "What you gonna do, sucker me to death?" --->Dalek: -->'''Dalek''': ''[[NightmareFuel (Promptly suckers him to death)]]''

** In the climax of "Tooth and Claw", the Tenth Doctor uses [[spoiler: a telescope and diamond to fire a beam capable of lifting a werewolf, easily weighing 3-400 lbs, into the air, using only moonlight.]]
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** In the climax of "Tooth and Claw", the Tenth Doctor uses [[spoiler: a telescope and diamond to fire a beam capable of lifting a werewolf, easily weighing 3-400 lbs, into the air, using only moonlight.]]moonlight]].

** The episode "Buffy vs. Dracula" had [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Buffy fighting Dracula]]. In adapting the Count for their show, the writers let him keep all his most memorable traits (sleeping in a coffin, hypnotizing people, turning into a bat, etc.) even though [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Buffyverse vampires don't normally work that way]]. He even got to dwell in a BigFancyCastle, despite the show being set in California, where castles are rare to nonexistant (and, [[LampshadeHanging as Riley points out]], you'd think the MainCharacters would have noticed their town had a giant castle in it before now). This is all excused because, without those things, he just wouldn't feel like Dracula, and [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny Buffy vs. Dracula]] would never have happened.
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** The episode "Buffy vs. Dracula" had [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Buffy fighting Dracula]]. In adapting the Count for their show, the writers let him keep all his most memorable traits (sleeping in a coffin, hypnotizing people, turning into a bat, etc.) even though [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Buffyverse vampires don't normally work that way]]. He even got to dwell in a BigFancyCastle, despite the show being set in California, where castles are rare to nonexistant nonexistent (and, [[LampshadeHanging as Riley points out]], you'd think the MainCharacters would have noticed their town had a giant castle in it before now). This is all excused because, without those things, he just wouldn't feel like Dracula, and [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny Buffy vs. Dracula]] would never have happened.

* The PowerRangers franchise got its success by being practically fueled by this trope, the premise alone involving a small group of teens doing martial arts and [[SuperSentaiStance making awesome if slightly goofy team poses]] while wearing motorcycle helmets and fighting giant monsters by piloting [[HumongousMecha transforming giant robots]] might seem very silly, but if you tell it to any Power Ranger fan, you'll likely get the response "Who cares? it's freaking awesome!"
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* The PowerRangers ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' franchise got its success by being practically fueled by this trope, the premise alone involving a small group of teens doing martial arts and [[SuperSentaiStance making awesome if slightly goofy team poses]] while wearing motorcycle helmets and fighting giant monsters by piloting [[HumongousMecha transforming giant robots]] might seem very silly, but if you tell it to any Power Ranger fan, you'll likely get the response "Who cares? it's freaking awesome!"

** The opening sequence of [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts the first game]] counts. Yes, it's a tutorial level, but does it really matter when Sora is navigating a black void, walking on stained-glass floors of Disney characters, and it all culminates in a battle against a ''giant Heartless with a hole in its chest in the shape of a heart symbol''?
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** The opening sequence of [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game]] counts. Yes, it's a tutorial level, but does it really matter when Sora is navigating a black void, walking on stained-glass floors of Disney characters, and it all culminates in a battle against a ''giant Heartless with a hole in its chest in the shape of a heart symbol''?

** Flowmotion from KingdomHearts3D also runs off of this. Bouncing off walls, spinning around lampposts, dashing from building to building, and all of it can be used to fight enemies. It's given no explanation whatsoever, Sora just sees another character do it and suddenly he can too.
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** Flowmotion from KingdomHearts3D ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts 3D|DreamDropDistance}}'' also runs off of this. Bouncing off walls, spinning around lampposts, dashing from building to building, and all of it can be used to fight enemies. It's given no explanation whatsoever, Sora just sees another character do it and suddenly he can too.

* ''VideoGame/GodOfWaSeries''. You play as a large Spartan wearing little but a tunic, wielding blades attached to chains that are sheared into his arms, and you kill monsters 10 times bigger than you in brutal over the top ways. Also, you get to kill a god. Several times. Hell, half the stuff Kratos does would seem appalling if they weren't so damn ''awesome''.
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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWaSeries''.''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}''. You play as a large Spartan wearing little but a tunic, wielding blades attached to chains that are sheared into his arms, and you kill monsters 10 times bigger than you in brutal over the top ways. Also, you get to kill a god. Several times. Hell, half the stuff Kratos does would seem appalling if they weren't so damn ''awesome''.

** [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Sabin]] of FinalFantasyVI's ability to [[FantasticFightingStyle Suplex the Train]] was actually due to a coding error, where the "Too large to Suplex" tag wasn't turned on. Why do you think this "bug" has been left alone in every subsequent release?
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** [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Sabin]] of FinalFantasyVI's ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'''s ability to [[FantasticFightingStyle Suplex the Train]] was actually due to a coding error, where the "Too large to Suplex" tag wasn't turned on. Why do you think this "bug" has been left alone in every subsequent release?

* ''[[PunchOut Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!]]''. Why else would a four-foot-tall, 107 lb, 17-year-old kid from The Bronx be travelling around the world, fighting circus freaks, competing for the World '''Heavyweight''' Boxing Championship? ''Because it's cool.'' In the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} version, why else is MikeTyson replaced as the final challenger by '''''[[spoiler: VideoGame/DonkeyKong]]'''''?
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* ''[[PunchOut ''[[VideoGame/PunchOut Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!]]''. Why else would a four-foot-tall, 107 lb, 17-year-old kid from The Bronx be travelling around the world, fighting circus freaks, competing for the World '''Heavyweight''' Boxing Championship? ''Because it's cool.'' In the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} version, why else is MikeTyson replaced as the final challenger by '''''[[spoiler: VideoGame/DonkeyKong]]'''''?

* ''ViewtifulJoe'' involves this trope because it's based in the land of ActionHero movies . Upon entering Movie World, Joe becomes a martial arts expert, capable of taking tank shells to the face, and [[MundaneMadeAwesome can kill enemies just by striking a pose.]] After you defeat Fire Leo by burning at temperatures over 1000000 degrees, you join a planet-dwarfing mech-battle.
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* ''ViewtifulJoe'' ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' involves this trope because it's based in the land of ActionHero movies . Upon entering Movie World, Joe becomes a martial arts expert, capable of taking tank shells to the face, and [[MundaneMadeAwesome can kill enemies just by striking a pose.]] After you defeat Fire Leo by burning at temperatures over 1000000 degrees, you join a planet-dwarfing mech-battle.

* The UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube WrestlingGame ''WWE WrestleMania XIX'' has a story mode of sorts called "Revenge Mode" where you wrestle to complete various objectives in different locations, such as a Harbour and Shopping Mall. What does this feature? Chokeslamming security guards down a storey or two? Check. Throwing people down several feet into the sea? Check. Wanton destruction for the sake of sabotaging WrestleMania after you've been fired by VinceMcMahon? Check. A Create A Superstar which lets you add gear that would never be seen in a real life wrestling match? Check. [[BreadEggsMilkSquick A finishing move that involves people getting knocked out from a getting a good look at your wrestler's ass?]] Check. Yep.
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* The UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube WrestlingGame ''WWE WrestleMania Wrestling/WrestleMania XIX'' has a story mode of sorts called "Revenge Mode" where you wrestle to complete various objectives in different locations, such as a Harbour and Shopping Mall. What does this feature? Chokeslamming security guards down a storey or two? Check. Throwing people down several feet into the sea? Check. Wanton destruction for the sake of sabotaging WrestleMania [=WrestleMania=] after you've been fired by VinceMcMahon? Wrestling/VinceMcMahon? Check. A Create A Superstar which lets you add gear that would never be seen in a real life wrestling match? Check. [[BreadEggsMilkSquick A finishing move that involves people getting knocked out from a getting a good look at your wrestler's ass?]] Check. Yep.

* VideoGame/SaintsRowIV starts you as a special operative trying to stop a nuclear missile, which you do by dismantling the missile '''in flight''', then you cut to being the President of the United States, then aliens invade, then you get put in the Matrix where you have superpowers. * ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'': Raiden has taken multiple [[TookALevelInBadass levels in badass]] since his debut as the ReplacementScrappy in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' along with a huge amount of {{Angst}}, and now has a super-strong [[UnwillingRoboticisation cybernetic body]] and [[AbsurdlySharpBlade ridiculously sharp]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]. At his disposal are ImplausibleFencingPowers such a deflecting bullets and the ability to cut through [[CleanCut practically anything]] including [[WalkingTank walking tanks]], aircraft, and entire HumongousMecha. Every boss has some impractical but cool weapon such as a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw tail]] or pair of [[ShearMenace scissor-swords]], and each gets their own HotBlooded Rock [[AutobotsRockOut theme music]].
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* VideoGame/SaintsRowIV ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' starts you as a special operative trying to stop a nuclear missile, which you do by dismantling the missile '''in flight''', then you cut to being the President of the United States, then aliens invade, then you get put in the Matrix where you have superpowers. * ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'': Raiden has taken multiple [[TookALevelInBadass levels in badass]] since his debut as the ReplacementScrappy in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' along with a huge amount of {{Angst}}, and now has a super-strong [[UnwillingRoboticisation cybernetic body]] and [[AbsurdlySharpBlade ridiculously sharp]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]. At his disposal are ImplausibleFencingPowers such a deflecting bullets and the ability to cut through [[CleanCut practically anything]] including [[WalkingTank walking tanks]], {{walking tank}}s, aircraft, and entire HumongousMecha. Every boss has some impractical but cool weapon such as a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw tail]] or pair of [[ShearMenace scissor-swords]], and each gets their own HotBlooded Rock [[AutobotsRockOut theme music]].

** King Radical comes from Radical Land, which is even more like this; ''everything'' there is based on the Rule Of Cool. Not just almost every plot point like in the normal setting of the comic, but everything else too. Even the Sun wears sunglasses. Given the general nature of the comic, it makes perfect sense when he reveals (in "A Cumberland Ninja in King Radical's Court") that [[spoiler: the world of the comic is halfway between Radical Land and a boring universe like ours, influenced by the energies of both, which is why it looks like the world we know with the addition of the occasional ninja doctor or vengeful astronaut ghost or an ogre running a supermarket.]]
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** King Radical comes from Radical Land, which is even more like this; ''everything'' there is based on the Rule Of Cool. Not just almost every plot point like in the normal setting of the comic, but everything else too. Even the Sun wears sunglasses. Given the general nature of the comic, it makes perfect sense when he reveals (in "A Cumberland Ninja in King Radical's Court") that [[spoiler: the world of the comic is halfway between Radical Land and a boring universe like ours, influenced by the energies of both, which is why it looks like the world we know with the addition of the occasional ninja doctor or vengeful astronaut ghost or an ogre running a supermarket.]]supermarket]].

* ''Webcomic/DeepDiveDaredevils'': It's a DieselPunk webcomic about a CoolBoat, with a {{Cyborg}} captain, two characters wearing an EyepatchOfPower (only [[RuleOfCool because it's cool]]), a [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Were-whale]], {{Dracula}} (who wants to TakeOverTheWorld) and a {{ChekhovsVolcano volcano about to blow its' top]]. Yeah, it's cool.
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* ''Webcomic/DeepDiveDaredevils'': It's a DieselPunk webcomic about a CoolBoat, with a {{Cyborg}} captain, two characters wearing an EyepatchOfPower (only [[RuleOfCool because it's cool]]), cool), a [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Were-whale]], {{Dracula}} (who wants to TakeOverTheWorld) and a {{ChekhovsVolcano [[ChekhovsVolcano volcano about to blow its' top]]. Yeah, it's cool.

* ''DinoRiders'' is about people from the future riding into battle on dinosaurs ''with FrickinLaserBeams [[AustinPowers attached to their heads!]]''
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* ''DinoRiders'' ''WesternAnimation/DinoRiders'' is about people from the future riding into battle on dinosaurs ''with FrickinLaserBeams [[AustinPowers attached to their heads!]]''

--->Kid Flash: If you're called the HIVE Five, why are there six of you? --->See-more: Because...it sounds cool?
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--->Kid Flash: -->'''Kid Flash''': If you're called the HIVE Five, why are there six of you? --->See-more: -->'''See-more''': Because...it sounds cool?

** Near the end of the third season of [[spoiler: with the system crashing, "User" characters from every game seen prior to the episode suddenly begin appearing in Mainframe.]] This is [[HandWave explained]] by the instability of the system releasing "undeleted RAM" -- but it seems more like a thinly-veiled excuse for a battle royale between the cast and every User at once. Nobody complained.
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** Near the end of the third season of [[spoiler: with the system crashing, "User" characters from every game seen prior to the episode suddenly begin appearing in Mainframe.]] Mainframe]]. This is [[HandWave explained]] by the instability of the system releasing "undeleted RAM" -- but it seems more like a thinly-veiled excuse for a battle royale between the cast and every User at once. Nobody complained.

--->'''Aquaman''': Outrageous!
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--->'''Aquaman''': -->'''Aquaman''': Outrageous!

--->'''Coop''': Man, there's some tough competition this year. --->'''Jamie''': Competition? Dude, you have a ''giant robot from the future'', with a '''car for a head.'''
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--->'''Coop''': -->'''Coop''': Man, there's some tough competition this year. --->'''Jamie''': -->'''Jamie''': Competition? Dude, you have a ''giant robot from the future'', with a '''car for a head.'''

* As to be expected, WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda takes ArtisticLicenseMartialArts and runs with it. The Furious Five fighting Tai Lung on a robe bridge, Tai Lung fighting Shifu with his paws on fire, and Po using tai chi to redirect cannonballs is just the tip of the iceburg.
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* As to be expected, WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' takes ArtisticLicenseMartialArts and runs with it. The Furious Five fighting Tai Lung on a robe bridge, Tai Lung fighting Shifu with his paws on fire, and Po using tai chi to redirect cannonballs is just the tip of the iceburg.

* Firing guns GangstaStyle makes them extremely difficult to aim and control, is dangerous enough to quickly get someone kicked off a shooting range if they're seen doing it, and has gotten several criminals killed in shootouts with police. RuleOfCool is why so many novices insist on using GangstaStyle anyway, and the third strike against it is why police and self-defense experts don't do anything to discourage its use among the criminal element.
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* Firing guns GangstaStyle makes them extremely difficult to aim and control, is dangerous enough to quickly get someone kicked off a shooting range if they're seen doing it, and has gotten several criminals killed in shootouts with police. RuleOfCool This trope is why so many novices insist on using GangstaStyle anyway, and the third strike against it is why police and self-defense experts don't do anything to discourage its use among the criminal element.

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