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14th Apr '18 9:40:42 AM Dwoem
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* Supplementary material for ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' mentions that, all parahuman threat ratings being equal, operatives are to target Thinkers first. Considering that they boast things like SuperSenses or precognition, this is justified. It is telling that, in a world with so many superpowers, two of the most feared parahumans are otherwise physically normal people who are top-tier Thinkers.



* Supplementary material for ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' mentions that, all parahuman threat ratings being equal, operatives are to target Thinkers first. Considering that they boast things like SuperSenses or precognition, this is justified. It is telling that, in a world with so many superpowers, two of the most feared parahumans are otherwise physically normal people who are top-tier Thinkers.
1st Apr '18 8:17:31 AM ValArchives
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** Mercy's Valkyrie went under several nerfs after that. It went from the earlier description to not shortening it's cooldown anymore, instead giving Mercy a "bonus" charge of rez during her ultimate's time, then adding a casting time of 1.75 second when she wasn't using her ultimate. As of April 2018, her ultimate and rez ability have no connexion whatsoever anymore : the cooldown is locked to thirty seconds, isn't reseted nor does it gain a bonus charge when under ult and the casting time is applied regardless Mercy's ulting or not.
26th Mar '18 10:40:43 AM Ghingahn
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** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' has [[DualBoss Princes Lothric and Lorian]]. In the second phase, Lothric will continuously resurrect his brother on death. The fight only ends when you kill [[SquishyWizard Lothric]], which is made difficult because Lothric is in a very hard position for most weapons to reach.
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' also has hollow priests, who appear in conjunction with [[DemonicSpider Lothric knights]] and cast constant damage and healing buffs.
22nd Mar '18 3:19:59 PM Discar
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** In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'' you should target ADVENT Shieldbearers first to bring down the DeflectorShields they will grant their allies.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'' you should target ADVENT Shieldbearers first to bring down the DeflectorShields they will grant their allies. There are also a number of enemies that can [[MookMaker create zombies]], mind control your troops, and so on; killing them will end the effect, making that a top priority.
11th Mar '18 7:18:54 PM KBABZ
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* In ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Z]]'', during the battle against Freeza, he realizes that Dende was using his healing powers to keep the heroes in the fight. So immediately after completing his last [[OneWingedAngel transformation]] he promptly kills the little Namekian. It worked to his advantage, too, because the heroes, (specifically, the Saiyans Gohan and Vegeta) receive a power-up after recovering from serious injuries (an ability referred to as ''zenkai''.) If there were only one of them, they wouldn't be a threat. Two acting as a tag team, however, could convert it into a battle of attrition- one gets beat up and then the other keeps Frieza busy while Dende heals the downed Saiyan, and then they switch. Repeat until Zenkai boost makes one or both of them stronger than Freeza. And that's without considering that their primary objective was "survive until Goku recovers from his injuries and takes over the fight." Well, everyone except Vegeta's...

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* In ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Z]]'', during the battle against Freeza, he realizes that Dende was using his the fighters exploit Dende's healing powers to keep the heroes in the fight. ability by having him covertly heal an injured fighter. So immediately after completing his last what does Frieza do when he first spots this while transforming into [[OneWingedAngel transformation]] he his final form]]? He promptly kills the little Namekian. It worked to his advantage, advantage too, because the heroes, (specifically, the Saiyans Gohan and Vegeta) Vegeta, being Saiyans, receive a power-up after recovering from serious injuries (an ability referred to as ''zenkai''.) If there were only one of them, they wouldn't be a threat. Two ''zenkai'' by fans). Them acting as a tag team, however, team could convert it into a the battle into one of attrition- attrition: one gets beat up and then the other keeps Frieza busy while Dende heals the downed Saiyan, Saiyan to boost them, and then they switch. Repeat until Zenkai boost it makes one or both of them stronger than Freeza. And that's without considering that their primary objective was "survive until Goku recovers from his injuries and takes over the fight." Well, everyone except Vegeta's...Freeza.
2nd Mar '18 9:10:31 AM DanteVin
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* ''VideoGame/Persona3'':
** Frequently a viable strategy, especially against the bosses who come with minions. On the flip side, if all four of your party members can heal...
** During the Strength-Chariot Full Moon Boss, this trope is subverted as both of the bosses can revive the other one if one of them is beaten. The trick is to kill both of them at the same turn, or that your killing blow will "Shoot Both Medics".
28th Feb '18 1:40:23 PM Exusia
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* Averting this has its reward in ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'', as leaving the enemy healer alive after all other enemies are gone nets you a 25% heal. Of course [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness after]] [[VideogameCrueltyPotential that]]...

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* Averting this has its reward in ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'', as leaving the enemy healer a Preon Medic or Preon Doc alive after all other enemies are gone nets you a 25% heal. Of course heal and them running away. That doesn't stop you from [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness after]] [[VideogameCrueltyPotential that]]...killing them before they run]], though.
19th Feb '18 4:57:35 AM AgProv
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* Palestinian terrorist groups have been [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6079659052676503126&hl=en filmed]] using UN ambulances to transport uninjured gunmen, rifles, and rocket launchers throughout the Gaza Strip. UN spokespersons have claimed the drivers were forced to assist the terrorists, but UN ambulance drivers are required to report all such violations immediately to their superiors, and the drivers of the videotaped ambulances did not. Instead, the drivers insisted they were not coerced by terrorists in any way until after they were made aware of the existence of the videotape.

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* Palestinian terrorist groups have been [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6079659052676503126&hl=en filmed]] filmed]][[note]]By the Israelis[[/note]] using UN ambulances to transport uninjured gunmen, rifles, and rocket launchers throughout the Gaza Strip. UN spokespersons have claimed the drivers were forced to assist the terrorists, but UN ambulance drivers are required to report all such violations immediately to their superiors, and the drivers of the videotaped ambulances did not. Instead, the drivers insisted they were not coerced by terrorists in any way until after they were made aware of the existence of the videotape.
27th Jan '18 2:02:30 PM Dravencour
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* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II'', shamans and there's the unique shamans that can revive ''other'' shamans. This is why you should not only kill shamans first, but destroy their bodies immediately with a corpse vine, corpse explosion or get a frost spell kill so their body bursts into harmless ice cubes.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II'', shamans ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' has the ever-annoying Shamans for the various enemy types, who have the Archvile-like ability to revive their minions over and there's over, even from far away, making killing them a top priority. Even worse are the unique shamans that shamans, which can revive ''other'' shamans. This is why you should not only kill shamans first, but destroy their bodies immediately with shamans, making killing them a corpse vine, corpse explosion or get a frost spell kill so their body bursts into harmless ice cubes.top priority even among other shamans.



* The ideal strategy for fighting the Axem Rangers in VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG is to [[strike:kill]] ruin Pink's make-up first. She can heal, which pretty much sells her position as first to go down. The Strategy Guide even suggests this.

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* The ideal strategy for fighting the Axem Rangers in VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG is to [[strike:kill]] ruin Pink's make-up take down Axem Pink first. She can heal, which pretty much sells her position as first to go down. The Strategy Guide even suggests this.
13th Jan '18 4:08:06 PM eroock
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In RealLife war, [[TheMedic medics]] are supposed to be special: UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar, specifically the Geneva Convention, dictate that medical personnel are non-combatants and shooting one is a serious war crime. So is impersonating one so that the enemy won't shoot you. And it's just as illegal for a medic [[CombatMedic to shoot at you]] - while they have weapons to defend themselves with, the moment they initiate combat they are classed as combatants and can be freely shot at in response.

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In RealLife war, [[TheMedic medics]] are supposed to be special: UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar, specifically the Geneva Convention, dictate that medical personnel are non-combatants and shooting one is a serious [[ObligatoryWarCrimeScene war crime.crime]]. So is impersonating one so that the enemy won't shoot you. And it's just as illegal for a medic [[CombatMedic to shoot at you]] - while they have weapons to defend themselves with, the moment they initiate combat they are classed as combatants and can be freely shot at in response.
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