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20th May '17 3:58:09 PM nombretomado
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%% * ''{{Vandread}}'' - Jura, a crab-like mech with astronomically powerful DeflectorShields. It can shield ''an entire planet'' against a far bigger and more powerful warship. Alternativly, it can encase itself and it's allies in a shield and simply ''bash'' it's way through an enemy formation.

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%% * ''{{Vandread}}'' ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' - Jura, a crab-like mech with astronomically powerful DeflectorShields. It can shield ''an entire planet'' against a far bigger and more powerful warship. Alternativly, it can encase itself and it's allies in a shield and simply ''bash'' it's way through an enemy formation.
19th May '17 11:45:59 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] are this compared to the other races of Tamriel. While not as physically strong as the [[HornyVikings Nords]] or as skilled with large weapons, the Orcs are without doubt the best users of heavy armor in the setting and get the highest bonuses to their heavy armor skill. Thus, they are able to endure a level of punishment that would have killed anyone else dozens of times over. The Septim Empire specifically recruited Orcs to serve as elite heavy infantry in their Legions, and their success in this role helped them to become more accepted throughout the empire. Orcs also have an innate racial ability to activate a powerful [[TheBerserker Berserker]] [[UnstoppableRage Rage]], which temporarily turns them into a LightningBruiser, allowing them to take and ''dish out'' massive amounts of damage.

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** * In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] are this compared to the other races of Tamriel. While not as physically strong as the [[HornyVikings Nords]] or as skilled with large weapons, the Orcs are without doubt the best users of heavy armor in the setting and get the highest bonuses to their heavy armor skill. Thus, they are able to endure a level of punishment that would have killed anyone else dozens of times over. The Septim Empire specifically recruited Orcs to serve as elite heavy infantry in their Legions, and their success in this role helped them to become more accepted throughout the empire. Orcs also have an innate racial ability to activate a powerful [[TheBerserker Berserker]] [[UnstoppableRage Rage]], which temporarily turns them into a LightningBruiser, allowing them to take and ''dish out'' massive amounts of damage.
19th May '17 11:45:33 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] are this compared to the other races of Tamriel. While not as physically strong as the [[HornyVikings Nords]] or as skilled with large weapons, the Orcs are without doubt the best users of heavy armor in the setting and get the highest bonuses to their heavy armor skill. Thus, they are able to endure a level of punishment that would have killed anyone else dozens of times over. The Septim Empire specifically recruited Orcs to serve as elite heavy infantry in their Legions, and their success in this role helped them to become more accepted throughout the empire. Orcs also have an innate racial ability to activate a powerful [[TheBerserker Berserker]] [[UnstoppableRage Rage]], which temporarily turns them into a LightningBruiser, allowing them to take and ''dish out'' massive amounts of damage.
14th May '17 2:49:38 PM nombretomado
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%%* The basic Protoss Zealot in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' and its sequel is like this overall in the grand scheme of things. Their 16-damage [[note]]22 with max upgrades[[/note]] attack combined with a total 160 (150 in ''VideoGame/StarCraft2'') HitPoints may look intimidating, but the attack has a moderate "cooldown", and is actually two 8-damage attacks [[note]]11x2 with upgrades[[/note]] (one LaserSword on each arm) meaning that armor is applied twice to their attack. This weakness is obvious when fighting [[LightningBruiser Ultralisks]] who have up to 6 armor points with upgrades.

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%%* The basic Protoss Zealot in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' and its sequel is like this overall in the grand scheme of things. Their 16-damage [[note]]22 with max upgrades[[/note]] attack combined with a total 160 (150 in ''VideoGame/StarCraft2'') HitPoints may look intimidating, but the attack has a moderate "cooldown", and is actually two 8-damage attacks [[note]]11x2 with upgrades[[/note]] (one LaserSword on each arm) meaning that armor is applied twice to their attack. This weakness is obvious when fighting [[LightningBruiser Ultralisks]] who have up to 6 armor points with upgrades.
12th May '17 5:10:08 AM Grudgeal
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* Rampart in ''VideoGame/AtlasReactor'' has the highest HP in the game, and his signature move Bulwark deploys a giant shield that {{No Sell}}s all attacks from a single cardinal direction. Rampart pays for this with having no [[EscapeBattleTechnique dash]] outside his [[LimitBreak ultimate]], low energy gain, and his offensive moves are limited in range and damage.
5th May '17 4:10:23 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': Exdeath is one of the most extreme cases, in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', given that his moveset revolves mostly around {{Counter Attack}}s. Essentially, what an Exdeath player wants to do is stand in one place and nullify or deflect anything the opponent throws at him, using a non-counter move only if the opponent tries not attacking him or as a finisher. Think [[{{Pokemon}} Wobbuffet]] placed into a 3-D fighting game context.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': Exdeath is one of the most extreme cases, in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', given that his moveset revolves mostly around {{Counter Attack}}s. Essentially, what an Exdeath player wants to do is stand in one place and nullify or deflect anything the opponent throws at him, using a non-counter move only if the opponent tries not attacking him or as a finisher. Think [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Wobbuffet]] placed into a 3-D fighting game context.
2nd May '17 2:47:47 PM HighCrate
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Despite being TheBigGuy of Bran's party, Hodor mainly uses his strength and size to defend him and only fights if he's warged.
1st May '17 8:45:10 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Despite being TheBigGuy of Bran's party, Hodor mainly uses his strength and size to defend him and only fights if he's warged.
28th Apr '17 10:30:12 AM megarockman
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* The goalkeeper, in most sports that use one - rarely, if ever, do they even try to score a goal. When they do, it's usually out of desperation or a lot of luck (for example, around half of all NHL goals credited to goalies are because of the ExactWords of the rules on who gets credit[[note]]namely that if a team scores a goal on their own net credit is given to the last player on the opposing team who touched it[[/note]] and the other half is a goalie launching the puck on target into an empty net).
* Many defensemen in sports (again, soccer and hockey are examples) play without any offensive drive. For example, the Buffalo Sabres' Robyn Regehr.

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* The goalkeeper, in most sports that use one - rarely, if ever, do they even try to score a goal. When they do, it's usually out of desperation or a lot of luck (for example, around half of all NHL goals credited to goalies are because of the ExactWords of the rules on who gets credit[[note]]namely that if a team scores a goal on their own net net, credit is given to the last player on the opposing team who touched it[[/note]] and the other half is a goalie launching the puck on target into an empty net).
* Many defensemen in sports (again, soccer (soccer and ice hockey are examples) play without any offensive drive. For example, the Buffalo Sabres' Robyn Regehr.
28th Apr '17 10:27:46 AM megarockman
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* The goalkeeper, in most sports that use one - rarely, if ever, do they even try to score a goal. When they do, it's usually out of desperation or a lot of luck (for example, around half of all NHL goals credited to goalies are because of the ExactWords of the rules on who gets credit[[note]]namely that if a team scores a goal on their own net credit is given to the last player on the opposing team who touched it[[/note]] and the other half is a goalie launching the puck on target into an empty net).



* The goalkeeper, in most sports that use one (soccer, hockey, etc.) cannot leave the goal box and never scores.
* William Felton Russell. He didn't score much and his shooting percentages were mediocre, but he is an 11x NBA champion, 5x MVP and widely considered the greatest defender in NBA history.
* Pitchers in the National League. The pitcher generally has a very low batting average (though some have one that rivals other position players), and often a low speed, too, but they are the standard bearer for the defense to the point of being analogous to a goalkeeper. The position is so specialized that the American League has a rule that you are permitted to have one designated hitter to hit in place of one defensive player without taking him out of the game, [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome and everybody chooses to bat for the pitcher.]]
** Catchers are generally either this or a MightyGlacier, because squatting so much tends to ruin your knees, making them rather slow on the bases, so their offensive capabilities tend to be limited to raw power. Defensively, the catcher is TheLancer to the pitcher, because the catcher must catch (or at least secure) strike three in order to complete a strikeout, pitches that are not fouled off by the batter are live (and so runners can attempt to advance before, during or after a pitch) and because the catcher's job is to guard home plate. Pitchers get credited for wins like goalkeepers, but catchers look the part because of the protective gear.

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* The goalkeeper, in most sports that use one (soccer, hockey, etc.) cannot leave the goal box and never scores.
* William Felton Russell. He didn't score much and his shooting percentages were mediocre, but he is an 11x 11-time NBA champion, 5x 5-time MVP and widely considered the greatest defender in NBA history.
* Pitchers in the National League. The pitcher generally has a very low batting average (though some have one that rivals other position players), and often a low speed, too, but they are the standard bearer for the defense to the point of being analogous to a goalkeeper. The position is so specialized that the American League has a rule that you are permitted to have one designated hitter to hit in place of one defensive player without taking him out of the game, game - [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome and virtually everybody chooses to bat for the pitcher.]]
]] The one major exception since the introduction of the DH in the 1980's is San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgardner, and he is considered extremely remarkable ''because'' of how unusual it is for a pitcher to hit as well as he has.
** Catchers are generally either this or a MightyGlacier, because MightyGlacier; squatting so much tends to ruin your knees, making them rather slow on the bases, bases so their offensive capabilities tend to be limited to raw power. Defensively, the catcher is TheLancer to the pitcher, because the catcher must catch (or at least secure) strike three in order to complete a strikeout, pitches that are not fouled off by the batter are live (and so runners can attempt to advance before, during or after a pitch) and because the catcher's job is to guard home plate. Pitchers get credited for wins like goalkeepers, but catchers look the part because of the protective gear.
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