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23rd Apr '16 12:41:44 PM Andre
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It's notable that teaching this technique involves covering the student in fish and throwing them in a hole with a buttload of cats. The book in which Genma found the technique even points out that the technique is effectively useless (because of all the reasons above) and was only included as a historical curiosity. If only Genma'd turned the page and read that part... In the manga the page with the insanity warning and how useless the Cat Fist is was stuck to another page, keeping Genma from noticing it.

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It's notable that teaching this technique involves covering the student in fish and throwing them in a hole with a buttload of hungry cats. The book in which Genma found the technique even points out that the technique is effectively useless (because of all the reasons above) and was only included as a historical curiosity. If only Genma'd turned the page and read that part... In the manga the page with the insanity warning and how useless the Cat Fist is was stuck to another page, keeping Genma from noticing it.
16th Apr '16 9:09:53 PM tdwally
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'' the denizens of Rapture have access to Plasmids, drugs that give you superpowers by rewriting your dna. The problem is that, like other drugs, you can easily get addicted to splicing and even worse, rewriting your genetic code does a number on your sanity. It's not a coincidence all the major players in Rapture have refrained from all but the most basic Plasmids, allowing them to rule by virtue of being the only people sane enough to plan and organize.
14th Apr '16 10:39:31 AM trixus
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*** Although his obsession with Batman means he can't resolve to kill him (even when all powerful in Emperor Joker) or trying to find out who is behind his mask to the point ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily shows that Bruce can come up to him and make clear he is Batman and Joker won't even notice.
27th Mar '16 8:55:11 PM intastiel
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** The borderline case was the George Washington versus Napolean Bonaparte fight, which Washington won. Neither was truly considered mad, but many X-Factors in Washington's favor involved the egotism and tend to overreach that Napolean exhibited late in life. In the aftermath, it was even mentioned that a younger version of Napolean - at a time when he was't such an egotist - may have done better.

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** The borderline case was the George Washington versus Napolean Napoleon Bonaparte fight, which Washington won. Neither was truly considered mad, but many X-Factors in Washington's favor involved the egotism and tend to overreach that Napolean Napoleon exhibited late in life. In the aftermath, it was even mentioned that a younger version of Napolean - Napoleon -- at a time when he was't wasn't such an egotist - -- may have done better.
16th Mar '16 11:09:06 AM trixus
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* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'': Richard is one of the most powerful spellcaster introduced and being undead has ungodly strength. Even Ant-Magic doesn't work since he has a purse full of powerful creatures that will fight for him. The only problem is that he is unable to focus and prefers spouting nonsense which make him as dangerous to the group than to their enemies.

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* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'': Richard is one of the most powerful spellcaster introduced and being undead has ungodly strength. Even Ant-Magic AntiMagic doesn't work since he has a purse full of powerful creatures that will fight for him.him and can weaponized plant without magic. The only problem is that he is unable to focus and prefers spouting nonsense which make him as dangerous to the group than to their enemies.
10th Mar '16 6:24:04 PM FekketCantenel
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* The title character in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' is a rationalist whose best friend is infected with an alien needle symbiote that slowly drives its host insane. Eden [[StealthPun keeps her head]] [[spoiler:for most of the book]] and uses planning and rationality to investigate the symbiote.
31st Jan '16 8:42:18 AM EDP
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** ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' it's outright stated that if Berserker's powers hadn't been crippled by her class (and further by her own master's insanity), then what was merely a very challenging battle would have been outright impossible. Considering their Berserker is [[{{Tsukihime}} Arcueid]], [[WorldStrongestWoman it may even be an understatement]].

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** ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' it's outright stated that if Berserker's powers hadn't been crippled by her class (and further by her own master's insanity), then what was merely a very challenging battle would have been outright impossible. Considering their Berserker is [[{{Tsukihime}} Arcueid]], [[WorldStrongestWoman [[WorldsStrongestWoman it may even be an understatement]].
31st Jan '16 8:38:51 AM EDP
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''
** The ''[[PowerBornOfMadness Mad Enhancement]]'' skill, exclusive to [[TheBerserker Berserker]] class Servants, results in a [[RankInflation increase]] of basic parameters ''but'' at the [[PowerAtAPrice cost]] of mental capacities as well as [[SignatureMove personal skills]].
** However, the Berserker of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' has an ability called Eternal Arms Mastership that [[OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce allows him to retain those skills]]. It's [[SuperpowerLottery exactly as broken as it sounds]].
** And again in ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' where it's outright stated that if Berserker's powers hadn't been crippled by her class (and further by her own master's insanity), then what was merely a very challenging battle would have been outright impossible.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''
** The
''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has the the [[TheBerserker Berserker]] class Servants with their ''[[PowerBornOfMadness Mad Enhancement]]'' skill, exclusive to [[TheBerserker Berserker]] class Servants, results in that gives them a [[RankInflation increase]] of basic parameters ''but'' at the [[PowerAtAPrice cost]] of mental capacities as well as [[SignatureMove personal skills]].
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** However, the The Berserker of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' has an ability called Eternal Arms Mastership that [[OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce the original game is Herakles. Mad Enhancement increases his already enormous strength, but strips him of his considerable tactical acumen and his formidable [[BareFistedMonk hand-to-hand skills]] (he invented [[WrestlerInAllOfUs Pankration]], and ''defeated Death with it'') and mastery over weapons ([[ImplausibleFencingPowers his swordsmanship allows him to retain those skills]]. It's [[SuperpowerLottery exactly as broken as it sounds]].
strike nine time times from nine different directions at the same time]]. With bow and arrows, he can shoot a single arrow and hit you ''one hundred times'').
** And again in ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' where it's outright stated that if Berserker's powers hadn't been crippled by her class (and further by her own master's insanity), then what was merely a very challenging battle would have been outright impossible.impossible. Considering their Berserker is [[{{Tsukihime}} Arcueid]], [[WorldStrongestWoman it may even be an understatement]].
** {{Subverted}} in ''LightNovel/FateZero'', whose Berserker [[spoiler:Lancelot]] has an ability called Eternal Arms Mastership that [[OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce allows him to retain those skills]]. It's [[SuperpowerLottery exactly as broken as it sounds]].
23rd Jan '16 5:55:46 AM thatmadork
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* Explored in ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar''. Some of the most formidable troops used by the increasingly desperate Nazis during [[AlternateHistory D-Day 1960]] are simply the leftover Heer troops used in the original invasion of continental Europe in the early 1940's pressed back into service. Despite mostly being in their forties and fifties and armed with hugely obsolete equipment, their methodical and rational approach to battle means these "old bastards" actually put up a decent fight against Allied units, [[WorthyOpponent even earning a begrudging respect from them in the process]]. This is compared to the more modern SS units, who tend to be young men and [[ChildSoldiers kids]] brainwashed by the Nazi education system and so tend to [[TheBerserker fight like maniacs]] [[RealityEnsues but get brushed aside easily]].
18th Jan '16 9:39:24 AM Discar
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'''Will Graham:''' [[YoureInsane You're insane]].

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'''Will Graham:''' [[YoureInsane You're insane]].insane.



* In ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', Breach is an incredibly powerful [[TransportersAndTeleporters teleporter]] capable of transporting anyone or anything anywhere with little apparent effort. If she put herself to it, she could be a bigger threat then her boss [[BigBad Van Kleiss.]] But her insanity and [[SuperOCD crippling OCD]] keeps her as a minor villain.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', Breach is an incredibly powerful [[TransportersAndTeleporters [[{{Teleportation}} teleporter]] capable of transporting anyone or anything anywhere with little apparent effort. If she put herself to it, she could be a bigger threat then her boss [[BigBad Van Kleiss.]] But her insanity and [[SuperOCD crippling OCD]] keeps her as a minor villain.
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