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16th Aug '16 6:22:46 AM PixelKnight
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* ''{{Painkiller}}'': Why is one of the bosses an enormous zombie[=/=]FrankensteinsMonster? Why do your weapons include a [[SwissArmyWeapon divine weed whacker with a laser grapple, a shotgun that can fire freezing blasts, a combined rotary cannon and rocket launcher, and a strange weapon that fires shurikens and arcs of electricity]]? Why can your character [[SuperMode turn into a demon]], becoming invincible, killing nearly everything in one hit with blasts of inexplicable force, and slowing down time? Because it's cool.

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* ''{{Painkiller}}'': Why is one of the bosses an enormous zombie[=/=]FrankensteinsMonster? Why do your weapons include a [[SwissArmyWeapon divine weed whacker with a laser grapple, a shotgun that can fire freezing blasts, a combined rotary cannon and rocket launcher, and a strange weapon that fires shurikens and arcs of electricity]]? lightning]]? Why can your character [[SuperMode turn into a demon]], becoming invincible, killing nearly everything in one hit with blasts of inexplicable force, and slowing down time? Because it's cool.
2nd Aug '16 8:58:44 AM Timeswordsman
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* "Anime/Sakamoto desu ga?"

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* "Anime/Sakamoto desu ga?" "Manga/SakamotoDesuGa"
2nd Aug '16 8:57:35 AM Timeswordsman
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* "Anime/Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto."

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* "Anime/Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto." "Anime/Sakamoto desu ga?"
2nd Aug '16 8:55:10 AM Timeswordsman
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* "Anime/Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto."
** Essentially the entire premise for the show. Sakamoto frequently performs unlikely, or sometimes, outright impoossible acts.
26th Jul '16 9:32:47 AM Kalmbach
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** Many rumours point to the Queen driving oddly in order to terrorize passengers/nearby people. She actually is trained in operating large, military vehicles.

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** Many rumours point to the Queen driving oddly in order to terrorize passengers/nearby people. She actually is was trained in operating large, military vehicles.vehicles back during WWII



* Part of John F Kennedy's justification for going to the Moon: "No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind"



* 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. 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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* 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.police, either through not hitting anything, or [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard causing their own gun to jam]]. 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.
23rd Jul '16 1:29:05 PM kazokuhouou
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** On a smaller scale, Angel's survival derby is decided by who has the raddest team/base. They technically didn't say who won the most recent one, but considering the Commander made a DynamicEntry on a {{Megalodon}} wearing a sweater (the megalodon, not the Commander), it's reasonable to guess his team did.
21st Jul '16 1:21:00 PM kazokuhouou
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* In the nondescript space future of ''WebComic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' wars are literally FOUGHT on the Rule of Cool: the point of it is to get the public to think you have the coolest army. Case in point: CommanderBadass wants to punch his superior officer. Any other army: that'd get him immediately punished, probably demoted, and lucky not to get kicked out. In an army running on this trope: they decide it could be 'mad bitching' and set ground rules to give the Commander one free no-strings-attached sucker punch on the Admiral (preferably in public). However, the concept is also deconstructed and averted: sometimes Rule of Cool isn't the best option: red jackets may look cool, but make the wearer a big target. And the military has no problem emotionally manipulating their soldiers to make them be 'more like Batman', which is what actually led to the case in point. (And by the way, no, the Commander hasn't punched the Admiral yet. It's not about punching him, it's about him knowing he's getting punched.)
11th Jul '16 5:30:15 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': ...narrow it down to ''one'' example? Um.
9th Jul '16 11:46:59 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' qualifies with such things as giant-sized, biomechanical tigers that can extend their neck and have caterpillar tracks instead of back legs; robotic heroes surfing on lava or riding on rock slides with buzz saws attached to their feet; humongous insects with powerful blasters implanted onto their bodies; desert bandits riding on dinosaurs; and all kinds of warriors/villains/monsters you can [[BuiltWithLego build out of Lego sets]] with the most bizarre powers you can imagine. Even such mundane things as transportation were cool when the setting called for it. Nowadays, the story tends to focus less on these aspects and more on the actual plot -- that is why the introduction of cybernetic dinosaurs with laser targeting-systems was so welcomed.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' qualifies with such things as giant-sized, biomechanical tigers that can extend their neck and have caterpillar tracks instead of back legs; robotic heroes surfing on lava or riding on rock slides with buzz saws attached to their feet; humongous insects with powerful blasters implanted onto their bodies; desert bandits riding on dinosaurs; and all kinds of warriors/villains/monsters you can [[BuiltWithLego build out of Lego sets]] with the most bizarre powers you can imagine. Even such mundane things as transportation were cool when the setting called for it. Nowadays, the story tends to focus less on these aspects and more on the actual plot -- that is why the introduction of cybernetic dinosaurs with laser targeting-systems was so welcomed.
9th Jul '16 2:13:30 AM LOA
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* BFS
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