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28th Mar '18 11:10:42 PM nombretomado
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* This is how Palpatine is ultimately defeated in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse: Empatojayos Brand [[spoiler:sacrifices himself so he can carry Palpatine's spirit away from the universe and in the custody of every Jedi who has ever lived, never to be resurrected again]]. He doesn't have to undergo FateWorseThanDeath himself, fortunately, but the effort of carrying away a spirit of pure evil does cause his own spirit a great deal of suffering.

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* This is how Palpatine is ultimately defeated in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse: ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': Empatojayos Brand [[spoiler:sacrifices himself so he can carry Palpatine's spirit away from the universe and in the custody of every Jedi who has ever lived, never to be resurrected again]]. He doesn't have to undergo FateWorseThanDeath himself, fortunately, but the effort of carrying away a spirit of pure evil does cause his own spirit a great deal of suffering.



* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Jedi Master [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Hoth_%28Jedi%29 Lord Hoth]] uses this method to defeat the Sith Lord Kaan; forcing Kaan to activate a superweapon that trapped their spirits, and those of their followers, in eternal conflict and torment. Until [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Kyle Katarn]] released them, at least. This is all the work of Darth Bane, who sought to destroy Kaan's followers in order to remake the Sith in a superior form. [[XanatosGambit Killing Hoth and numerous other Jedi was just a bonus, and they would be dead regardless of the initial fight's result.]]

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* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', Jedi Master [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Hoth_%28Jedi%29 Lord Hoth]] uses this method to defeat the Sith Lord Kaan; forcing Kaan to activate a superweapon that trapped their spirits, and those of their followers, in eternal conflict and torment. Until [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Kyle Katarn]] released them, at least. This is all the work of Darth Bane, who sought to destroy Kaan's followers in order to remake the Sith in a superior form. [[XanatosGambit Killing Hoth and numerous other Jedi was just a bonus, and they would be dead regardless of the initial fight's result.]]
30th Jan '18 6:58:07 AM Cryoclaste
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** In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Arellas_Fireleaf Arellas Fireleaf]], a minor character of whom we only know what is written on a statue, is said to be "Locked in eternal combat with the Necromancer Diesalven".

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** In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Arellas_Fireleaf Arellas Fireleaf]], a minor character of whom we only know what is written on a statue, is said to be "Locked in eternal combat with the Necromancer Diesalven".
26th Jan '18 12:13:47 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''TheBookOfTheDunCow'', [[TheEeyore Mundo Cani]] drives the [[BigBad Wyrm]] back into its prison inside the Earth where it's said that not only does he keep fighting to prevent Wyrm from invading the upper world, but that the souls of the brave go to join him in the battle when they die.

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* In ''TheBookOfTheDunCow'', ''Literature/TheBookOfTheDunCow'', [[TheEeyore Mundo Cani]] drives the [[BigBad Wyrm]] back into its prison inside the Earth where it's said that not only does he keep fighting to prevent Wyrm from invading the upper world, but that the souls of the brave go to join him in the battle when they die.
27th Nov '17 2:19:54 PM Kalibre
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** The Nord ruin of Valthume is the tomb-turned-prison of the dragon priest Hevnoraak, who made plans for his own resurrection as a lich. A Nord warrior named Valdar discovered Hevnoraak's plans, however, locking himself inside the tomb and binding himself to the dragon priest to prevent him from returning for thousands of years. By the time the Dragonborn finds him, Hevnoraak is close to overthrowing Valdar, forcing them to team up and accelerate the resurrection and kill him again before he can escape.
21st Nov '17 10:45:17 PM Anomalocaris20
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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', Wobbuffet was given the ability Shadow Tag in Generation III. This prevents the opponent from switching out. If two Wobbuffet battle each other, then the battle would last until they run out of attacks and are forced to use Struggle. However, a hold item called Leftovers would heal the Wobbuffet every turn if the Wobbuffet was holding it, and since it ended up healing more damage than Struggle was dealing, having two Wobbuffet in battle both holding the Leftovers item would result in a never-ending battle, causing Wobbuffet to become the first non-legendary Pokémon to be banned from official tournaments. This was fixed in Generation IV, where Shadow Tag will fail to work if the opponent also has Shadow Tag, and Struggle doing 1/4 of maximum HP in damage with recoil.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Wobbuffet was given the ability Shadow Tag in Generation III. This prevents the opponent from switching out. If two Wobbuffet battle each other, then the battle would last until they run out of attacks and are forced to use Struggle. However, a hold item called Leftovers would heal the Wobbuffet every turn if the Wobbuffet was holding it, and since it ended up healing more damage than Struggle was dealing, having two Wobbuffet in battle both holding the Leftovers item would result in a never-ending battle, causing Wobbuffet to become the first non-legendary Pokémon to be banned from official tournaments. This was fixed in Generation IV, where Shadow Tag will fail to work if the opponent also has Shadow Tag, and Struggle doing 1/4 of maximum HP in damage with recoil. recoil.
** The infamous "[[BlatantLies Fun]]bro" strategy, banned in most non-official competitive circles, created an outcome like this. A Slowbro can trap an opponent with Block and then use Slack Off and Heal Pulse to not only prevent itself from fainting indefinitely but also keep their ''opponent'' from fainting [[labelnote:*]]While keeping the opponent alive is mainly just to [[{{Griefer}} troll]], it does technically have competitive merit by denying the opponent the ability to ever send in a different, more powerful Pokémon.[[/labelnote]] due to Struggle's aforementioned recoil damage. The Slowbro itself never runs out of moves thanks to using a Leppa Berry to renew its attacks periodically, and Recycle to infinitely regenerate the berry. Unless the captured foe has a way to defeat Slowbro faster than it can heal itself, it creates an endless battle where the only winner is whoever doesn't grow bored and forfeit first. Other "Fun___" strategies have been discovered, but Slowbro remains the most iconic perpetrator.
19th Oct '17 2:41:07 AM FarSider
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* ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork 6'' has an interesting twist: There were ''two'' great beasts ravaging the world, so they enticed the beasts into fighting ''each other'' and then blocked off the battleground as best they could so no one would interfere or get caught in the crossfire (obviously that didn't work).

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* ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 6'' has an interesting twist: There were ''two'' great beasts ravaging the world, so they enticed the beasts into fighting ''each other'' and then blocked off the battleground as best they could so no one would interfere or get caught in the crossfire (obviously that didn't work).


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* The three Goddesses in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' freeze themselves into separate statues after seeing the havoc caused by the War of the Magi waged in their name, with the statues positioned in such a way that their respective magics cancel each other out. And it was[[spoiler:Kefka moving the statues out of alignment that caused their magic to lose control, causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.]]
17th Sep '17 9:56:11 AM nombretomado
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* As described by [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]], ''Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial'' on the Atari2600 vs. the Player is pretty much this.

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* As described by [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]], ''Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial'' on the Atari2600 UsefulNotes/Atari2600 vs. the Player is pretty much this.
26th Aug '17 5:47:20 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Shurelia]]'s HeroicSacrifice in ''ArTonelico'', to seal the BigBad Mir. [[spoiler:You get the chance to [[DefiedTrope defy]] this. If you do, both Shurelia and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Mir]] get better.]]

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* [[spoiler:Shurelia]]'s HeroicSacrifice in ''ArTonelico'', ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia'', to seal the BigBad Mir. [[spoiler:You get the chance to [[DefiedTrope defy]] this. If you do, both Shurelia and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Mir]] get better.]]
5th Aug '17 10:37:52 PM TheCuza
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** Ragna the Bloodedge's title comes from the man who previously owned his signature red BadassLongcoat and {{BFS}}, who just went by "Bloodedge". In the distant past, Bloodedge fought the Black Beast in order to distract it long enough for humanity to learn how to use Ars Magus so they could kill it. He managed to last an entire year before the Black Beast finally killed him. [[spoiler:Also, he was a time-travelling Ragna with amnesia]].

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** Ragna the Bloodedge's Bloodedge gave himself his title comes from because the man who previously owned previous owner of his signature red BadassLongcoat and {{BFS}}, who just went by "Bloodedge".{{BFS}} was a hero named Bloodedge. In the distant past, Bloodedge fought the Black Beast in order to distract it long enough for humanity to learn how to use Ars Magus so they could kill it. He managed to last an entire year before the Black Beast finally killed him. [[spoiler:Also, he was a time-travelling Ragna with amnesia]].amnesia, meaning Ragna unknowingly took his title from himself]].
30th Jul '17 12:11:35 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': This is the only way to truly deal with a rogue Ascended being, since the Ascended are EnergyBeings of enormous power. All Ascended are roughly on the same level of power as one another, so they can't actually kill each other, but they can attack and fight each other to the point that their opponent won't be able to do anything else. In two cases across the series, an Ascended enemy is taken care of by another Ascended locking them into an eternal stalemate. [[spoiler:In Season 10, it's demonstrated there is a way to kill Ascended beings, but it's something of an "all or nothing" solution that will kill ''all'' of them without any discrimination, so it's not too useful in dealing with a specific individual. It also relies on technology far beyond the understanding of any non-Ascended being anyway.]]

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': This is the only way to truly deal with a rogue Ascended being, since the Ascended are EnergyBeings of enormous power. All Ascended are roughly on the same level of power as one another, so they can't actually kill each other, but they can attack and fight each other to the point that their opponent won't be able to do anything else. In two cases across the series, an Ascended enemy is taken care of by another Ascended locking them into an eternal stalemate. [[spoiler:In Season 10, it's demonstrated there is a way to kill Ascended beings, but it's something of an "all or nothing" solution that will kill ''all'' of them (at least within a specific galaxy) without any discrimination, so it's not too useful in dealing with a specific individual. It also relies on technology far beyond the understanding of any non-Ascended being anyway.]]
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