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18th May '16 6:56:02 PM Luigifan
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** Similar to the Faction Champions is the Illidari Council fight in Black Temple. While you couldn't "kill her first" (the four [=NPCs=] share a single health pool) Lady Malande was more than capable of healing her group through most attacks unless you assigned specific roles to players to knock out her healing spells before she could cast them.

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** Similar to the Faction Champions is the Illidari Council fight in Black Temple. While you couldn't "kill her first" (the four [=NPCs=] share a single health pool) pool), Lady Malande was more than capable of healing her group through most attacks unless you assigned specific roles to players to knock out her healing spells before she could cast them.



** Come ''Warlords of Draenor'', it's [[spoiler:Dragonmaw Warlord Zaela]] who rips off the "''one in the dress''" line early into the encounter with [[spoiler:Dragonmaw orcs and beasts before Commander Tharbek takes the field in the WoD version of Upper Blackrock Spire]].
** Subverted by the princess of Ironforge in Blackrock Depths. She would run around harassing your healer, and healing the crap out of Thaurissan. If you touched her at all -- damage, crowd control, stuns, mana burn, anything -- she wouldn't flag friendly after Thaurissan died and you [[{{Unwinnable}} couldn't complete the quest]]- both her father Magni (questgiver for Alliance players) and Thrall (questgiver for Horde players) didn't want any harm to come to her. [[note]]And then sometimes she wouldn't flag friendly anyway, but that's [[GameBreakingBug something different]].[[/note]] So you had to just let her run around and try to [[MoreDakka burn the boss]] faster than she could heal him.

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** Come ''Warlords of Draenor'', it's [[spoiler:Dragonmaw Warlord Zaela]] who rips off the "''one in the dress''" line early into the encounter with [[spoiler:Dragonmaw orcs and beasts before Commander Tharbek takes the field in the WoD [=WoD=] version of Upper Blackrock Spire]].
** Subverted by the princess of Ironforge in Blackrock Depths. She would run around harassing your healer, and healing the crap out of Thaurissan. If you touched her at all -- damage, crowd control, stuns, mana burn, anything -- she wouldn't flag friendly after Thaurissan died and you [[{{Unwinnable}} couldn't complete the quest]]- quest]] -- both her father Magni (questgiver for Alliance players) and Thrall (questgiver for Horde players) didn't want any harm to come to her. [[note]]And then sometimes she wouldn't flag friendly anyway, but that's [[GameBreakingBug something different]].[[/note]] So you had to just let her run around and try to [[MoreDakka burn the boss]] faster than she could heal him.



*** The game features a boss called the Magus Sisters, comprised of Cindy, Mindy and Sandy. Cindy can revive the other two bosses(!), so if the player [[PuzzleBoss doesn't catch on]] [[GuideDangIt fast enough]], death is inevitable.

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*** The game features a boss called the Magus Sisters, comprised of Cindy, Mindy Mindy, and Sandy. Cindy can revive the other two bosses(!), so if the player [[PuzzleBoss doesn't catch on]] [[GuideDangIt fast enough]], death is inevitable.



** ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' has the [[spoiler: Luc]]'s [[OneWingedAngel Wind Phoenix form]] with the [[ElementalPowers Elemental Orbs]] around it as the FinalBoss. The [[DishingOutDirt Earth Rincar]] summons an [[AreaOfEffect area-wide]] ForceField to negate magical damage while the [[MakingASplash Water Rincar]] heals the Wind Phoenix ''and its orbs'', so you better take out these things first before the Wind Rincar can [[TotalPartyKill rip your party apart]].

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** ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' has the [[spoiler: Luc]]'s [[spoiler:Luc]]'s [[OneWingedAngel Wind Phoenix form]] with the [[ElementalPowers Elemental Orbs]] around it as the FinalBoss. The [[DishingOutDirt Earth Rincar]] summons an [[AreaOfEffect area-wide]] ForceField to negate magical damage while the [[MakingASplash Water Rincar]] heals the Wind Phoenix ''and its orbs'', so you better take out these things first before the Wind Rincar can [[TotalPartyKill rip your party apart]].



** But played straight with [[spoiler:the God Beast of Darkness, Zable Fahr. Once you kill the two heads, a third head comes out, heals the other two and then they attack hard. Suddenly those other two heads don't matter anymore, you go for the new one that has the capacity to revive them...]]

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** But played straight with [[spoiler:the God Beast of Darkness, Zable Fahr. Once you kill the two heads, a third head comes out, heals the other two two, and then they attack hard. Suddenly those other two heads don't matter anymore, you go for the new one that has the capacity to revive them...]]



* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', the Sharen, who are being badly beaten in their war against the Sarghress are getting more and more desperate as the war drags on and they lose more and more ground. They are beginning to use more dirty and underhanded methods in an attempt to gain as much an advantage as possible. One of their favourite ones is to open a gate to the demon realm, unleashing demons capable of killing and taking over any drow in the area. To counter these gates, the Sarghress employ sealers, whose job it is to locate these gates, close them and then seal all the demons in the area. ''To counter'' these, the Sharen set up snipers and traps to kill the Sealers fast and first.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', the Sharen, who are being badly beaten in their war against the Sarghress Sarghress, are getting more and more desperate as the war drags on and they lose more and more ground. They are beginning to use more dirty and underhanded methods in an attempt to gain as much an advantage as possible. One of their favourite ones is to open a gate to the demon realm, unleashing demons capable of killing and taking over any drow in the area. To counter these gates, the Sarghress employ sealers, whose job it is to locate these gates, close them them, and then seal all the demons in the area. ''To counter'' these, the Sharen set up snipers and traps to kill the Sealers fast and first.



** There's a short sequence in the webcomic where a villain recommends this strategy but the other villain scoffs it off because "the other guy does more damage" or the like.

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** There's a short sequence in the webcomic where a villain recommends this strategy strategy, but the other villain scoffs it off because "the other guy does more damage" or the like.



* Averted in the battle between Julie's group and Kayla's group in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''. Julie told her group not to attack Kayla (who is a healer and didn't directly attack Julie's group once in the whole battle.) Naturally by not attacking Kayla, the battle became harder and much longer.

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* Averted in the battle between Julie's group and Kayla's group in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''. Julie told her group not to attack Kayla (who is a healer and didn't directly attack Julie's group once in the whole battle.) Naturally battle). Naturally, by not attacking Kayla, the battle became harder and much longer.longer.
* This is a constant occupational hazard for Annie Belnades in the roleplays of ''WebComic/WhiteDarkLife''. (Luckily for her, she's MadeOfIron, [[CombatMedic quite capable of defending herself]], and generally has lots of backup.) It happens to Matt, too, but [[ResurrectiveImmortality he shrugs it off]] (assuming that he doesn't leave his attacker unconscious).



* Terrorists took it to a whole other level when the concept of 'secondary' explosives was put into play. The first one blows up and causes the usual death and injury. Then the second one sits and waits until the rescuers show and blows them up.

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* Terrorists took it to a whole other level when the concept of 'secondary' explosives was put into play. The first one blows up and causes the usual death and injury. Then the second one sits and waits until the rescuers show and blows them ''them'' up.



* Attempted by an Iraqi sniper during combat operations in Iraq. He had targeted a USMC Corpsman, and aimed center-mass. The round hit the [[BulletProofVest body armor]] of the Marine in question, saving his life. What's funny is that not only did the corpsman live through the event, he got back up, took cover behind his vehicle, [[CombatMedic returned fire]], wounded the sniper in question, and then proceeded to ''treat the very person who just minutes ago tried to kill him''. The whole incident was recorded by the Sniper in question, and can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-UNFSZ8VKU here]]

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* Attempted by an Iraqi sniper during combat operations in Iraq. He had targeted a USMC Corpsman, and aimed center-mass. The round hit the [[BulletProofVest body armor]] of the Marine in question, saving his life. What's funny is that not only did the corpsman live through the event, he got back up, took cover behind his vehicle, [[CombatMedic returned fire]], wounded the sniper in question, and then proceeded to ''treat the very person who just minutes ago tried to kill him''. The whole incident was recorded by the Sniper in question, and can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-UNFSZ8VKU here]]here]].
11th May '16 1:40:22 AM TARINunit9
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** Inverted when fighting Grey Knights. See, the medics we described above can't save allies from OneHitKill attacks. A Grey Knight Paladin will normally die in two hits and has such strong armor that those hits rarely deal actual damage; as a result, most players will stack what few OneHitKill attacks they have onto any Paladin in sight, thus giving the [[CombatMedic Apothecary]] no chance to save him. Said Apothecary becomes AwesomeButImpractical in a codex usually considered a GameBreaker and TierInducedScrappy.

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** Inverted when fighting Grey Knights. See, the medics we described above can't save allies from OneHitKill attacks. A Grey Knight Paladin will normally die in two hits and has such strong armor that those hits rarely deal actual damage; as a result, most players will stack what few OneHitKill attacks they have onto any Paladin in sight, thus giving the [[CombatMedic Apothecary]] no chance to save him. Said Apothecary becomes AwesomeButImpractical AwesomeButImpractical, and thus a low-priority target, in a codex usually otherwise considered a GameBreaker and TierInducedScrappy.
11th May '16 1:39:37 AM TARINunit9
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** Anything that will damage a Grey Knight Paladin is already almost certain to give his CombatMedic no chance to save him, as the enemy will target those nasty paladins with weapons which ignore their armor and/or are strong enough to have a chance to kill them instantly (they usually die in two hits). These types of weapons cause CriticalExistenceFailure the Apothecary can't save them from. It's AwesomeButImpractical in a codex usually considered a GameBreaker and TierInducedScrappy.

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** Anything that will damage a Inverted when fighting Grey Knights. See, the medics we described above can't save allies from OneHitKill attacks. A Grey Knight Paladin is already almost certain to give his CombatMedic will normally die in two hits and has such strong armor that those hits rarely deal actual damage; as a result, most players will stack what few OneHitKill attacks they have onto any Paladin in sight, thus giving the [[CombatMedic Apothecary]] no chance to save him, as the enemy will target those nasty paladins with weapons which ignore their armor and/or are strong enough to have a chance to kill them instantly (they usually die in two hits). These types of weapons cause CriticalExistenceFailure the him. Said Apothecary can't save them from. It's becomes AwesomeButImpractical in a codex usually considered a GameBreaker and TierInducedScrappy.
14th Apr '16 12:47:55 PM GentlyAndDent
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* In the battle against the Ender Dragon in the "end" of ''Videogame/Minecraft'', it's more like Kill The Crystals That Are Healing The Dragon First...which is made harder by their annoying tendency to explode when destroyed. Oh, and did we mention that the dragon is effictively unbeatable unless every crystal is gone? And the fact that they're atop ~40-block-high obsidian towers?

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* In the battle against the Ender Dragon in the "end" of ''Videogame/Minecraft'', ''Videogame/{{Minecraft}}'', it's more like Kill The Crystals That Are Healing The Dragon First...which is made harder by their annoying tendency to explode when destroyed. Oh, and did we mention that the dragon is effictively unbeatable unless every crystal is gone? And the fact that they're atop ~40-block-high obsidian towers?
14th Apr '16 12:44:46 PM GentlyAndDent
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* In the battle against the Ender Dragon in the "end" of ''Videogame/Minecraft'', it's more like Kill The Crystals That Are Healing The Dragon First...which is made harder by their annoying tendency to explode when destroyed. Oh, and did we mention that the dragon is effictively unbeatable unless every crystal is gone? And the fact that they're atop ~40-block-high obsidian towers?
18th Feb '16 4:50:49 PM R1ck
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'': When taking on the Axem Rangers, targeting the pink ranger first is suggest by the official guide book because if Pink is active, it will heal its party members.
7th Feb '16 4:56:32 PM SwirlySquirrely
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* In ''LightNovel/HaiToGensouNoGrimgar'', the [[WhiteMage priests]] are often targeted in battle. Enemies are generally smart enough to realize that killing the healer will seriously hinder a party's chances of survival. Therefore, the physical fighters must protect the party's healer while also damaging enemies.
4th Jan '16 5:13:17 AM REV6Pilot
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* "Fanfic/LastRights": Offscreen, Chief Hospital Corpsman Anoeza Watkins apparently got hit in the arm while dragging a gut-shot Klingon into a crater (she's got one arm in a sling in the present).

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* "Fanfic/LastRights": ''Fanfic/LastRights'': Offscreen, Chief Hospital Corpsman Anoeza Watkins apparently got hit in the arm while dragging a gut-shot Klingon into a crater (she's got one arm in a sling in the present).
4th Jan '16 3:51:07 AM jormis29
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** ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'', its sequel, has Scribes, who can project impenetrable shields over nearby soldiers, as well as Elite Guards, who can resurrect dead soldiers as Despoiled creatures. Needless to say, both classes of enemy are priority targets in a firefight.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 2009}}'', its sequel, has Scribes, who can project impenetrable shields over nearby soldiers, as well as Elite Guards, who can resurrect dead soldiers as Despoiled creatures. Needless to say, both classes of enemy are priority targets in a firefight.
29th Dec '15 7:36:50 PM Yuihime
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** In the Monastary of Ascension, there are five types of creatures. A Capsarius can heal other Order of Ascension creatures and create a forcefield that will make them functionally invulnerable (reducing all incoming attacks to ScratchDamage), but she can't use those powers on herself.

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** In the Monastary of Ascension, there are five types of creatures. A Ascension dungeon, the Capsarius monster can rapidly heal other Order of Ascension creatures and create Ascended to full, as well as deploying a forcefield that will make them functionally invulnerable (reducing reduces all incoming attacks to ScratchDamage), but she can't ScratchDamage at best. She cannot use those powers these abilities on herself.
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