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18th Aug '17 10:49:59 PM Daedalis
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* O-Chul of ''Webcomic/OrderOfTheStick'' has spent his entire career taking every survivability feat possible. This pays off when he get captured and tortured to the brink of death for months on end.
17th Aug '17 8:47:55 AM WildKatGirl
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** The sequel introduces the Infi-nut. It has slightly less durability than a Wall-Nut, but it can instantly regenerate itself to full health periodically, as long as its projector exists. Using Plant Food on it will make it project a force field that shields the entire row from zombies.

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** The sequel introduces the Infi-nut. It He has slightly less durability than a Wall-Nut, but it he can instantly regenerate itself himself to full health periodically, as long as its his projector exists. Using Plant Food on it him will make it him project a force field that shields the entire row from zombies.zombies. Primal Wall-Nut was also added, who recharges faster then the Wall-nut, and can survive two Gargantuar smashes. When placed on the far right side of the lawn, Red Stinger is also completely defensive, although he's not very good at it, having less than half the health of a Wall-nut for triple the price.
14th Jul '17 3:56:39 AM Zazie122
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* Murasakibara in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', due to being over 2 meters[[note]]6.5 feet[[/note]] tall and really wide. It doesn't take him long to run from one end of the court to the other (when he actually bothers). Most of Yousen's regulars are over average height and are known for their strong defence, so much so that they're nicknamed the "Shield of Aegis", and have won several games by refusing to let their opponents score ''at all''.
9th Jul '17 3:56:27 PM MBG159
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** Sensui recalls thus during his fight, mentioning playing an RPG where he maxed out his character before facing the final boss: he's so overequipped that the boss can barely scratch him, but his attacks have long since hit the DamageCap and he's facing a DamageSpongeBoss, meaning even his 9999-damage attacks take many, many turns to bring the boss down. This related to the heroes facing him, because none of them could really hurt him either, but their HeroicWillpower was keeping Sensui from taking them down.
28th Jun '17 6:29:46 PM GM_3826
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* The real life military tactic of the Shield Wall was essentially this. Soldiers would form a line where their large shields either touching or overlapped, extend their spears, and wait. Trying to go on the offense with an intact shield wall was slow and difficult, because everyone would have to move at the same pace, which could be tripped up by differing terrain, or someone getting tired and not being able to hold up the heavy and cumbersome shield for defense. Trying to attack a shield wall was a daunting task without overwhelming numbers, however, because while simply standing with a raised spear or making a short stab with a sword isn't very impressive offense, it's very good at keeping the men in the shield wall protected while the attackers either die or wear themselves out trying to breach it. As such it was the backbone of the Greek phalanx, the Roman legions, and continued in use all the way to the late Middle Ages.



* The real life military tactic of the Shield Wall was essentially this. Soldiers would form a line where their large shields either touching or overlapped, extend their spears, and wait. Trying to go on the offense with an intact shield wall was slow and difficult, because everyone would have to move at the same pace, which could be tripped up by differing terrain, or someone getting tired and not being able to hold up the heavy and cumbersome shield for defense. Trying to attack a shield wall was a daunting task without overwhelming numbers, however, because while simply standing with a raised spear or making a short stab with a sword isn't very impressive offense, it's very good at keeping the men in the shield wall protected while the attackers either die or wear themselves out trying to breach it. As such it was the backbone of the Greek phalanx, the Roman legions, and continued in use all the way to the late Middle Ages.
25th Jun '17 10:50:10 AM TheWanderer
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When alone, a Stone Wall's strategy is often known as "[[GradualGrinder turtling]]": a battle of attrition to [[GradualGrinder see who tires out first]], or a waiting game until the whistle blows. If his defense is something he physically constructs and builds, he can win a fight by slowly expanding outward until he leaves the enemy without a foot to stand on. Often has defensive buffs and minor healing magic, in which case you're dealing with a "Paladin Tank." In rare cases, he may also have access to [[FixedDamageAttack Fixed-Damage Attacks]], which by their very nature ignore stats, giving them at least a little access to actual offensive power. However, more offensively oriented characters will still always have a higher damage output with regular attacks.

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When alone, a Stone Wall's strategy is often known as "[[GradualGrinder turtling]]": a battle of attrition to [[GradualGrinder see who tires out or makes a mistake first]], or a waiting game until the whistle blows. If his defense is something he physically constructs and builds, he can win a fight by slowly expanding outward until he leaves the enemy without a foot to stand on. Often has defensive buffs and minor healing magic, in which case you're dealing with a "Paladin Tank." In rare cases, he may also have access to [[FixedDamageAttack Fixed-Damage Attacks]], which by their very nature ignore stats, giving them at least a little access to actual offensive power. However, more offensively oriented characters will still always have a higher damage output with regular attacks.




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* The real life military tactic of the Shield Wall was essentially this. Soldiers would form a line where their large shields either touching or overlapped, extend their spears, and wait. Trying to go on the offense with an intact shield wall was slow and difficult, because everyone would have to move at the same pace, which could be tripped up by differing terrain, or someone getting tired and not being able to hold up the heavy and cumbersome shield for defense. Trying to attack a shield wall was a daunting task without overwhelming numbers, however, because while simply standing with a raised spear or making a short stab with a sword isn't very impressive offense, it's very good at keeping the men in the shield wall protected while the attackers either die or wear themselves out trying to breach it. As such it was the backbone of the Greek phalanx, the Roman legions, and continued in use all the way to the late Middle Ages.
20th Jun '17 12:48:26 PM HighCrate
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** The United States historically was also neutral with the add bonus of not even training much of an army. Post WWII, the U.S. has more focused on defense of allies than itself, with the idea of keeping the war from ever reaching it's shores. Even if it did become the InvadedStatesOfAmerica, as described in that trope, American law enforcement are almost always armed and there are significant portions of the population who are armed as well... many of whom see owning guns as a last line of defense against their own government and will not think twice about shooting someone acting as an invasion force of another one.
20th Jun '17 8:41:23 AM hszmv1
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-2 The famous Il-2 Sturmovik]], was nicknamed the Flying Tank because it had steel armour protecting the cockpit, engine, fuel tanks and other vital parts from enemy AA-guns and a rear gunner to keep away enemy fighters. The payoff was that it had a much lower speed than lighter armoured single seat ground attack planes like the P-47 Thunderbolt and Hawker Typhoon as well as a much smaller payload in bombs and rockets. Most attack planes since have been {{FragileSpeedster}}s with few exceptions like the A-10 Warthog and the Su 25 Frogfoot.

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** The United States historically was also neutral with the add bonus of not even training much of an army. Post WWII, the U.S. has more focused on defense of allies than itself, with the idea of keeping the war from ever reaching it's shores. Even if it did become the InvadedStatesOfAmerica, as described in that trope, American law enforcement are almost always armed and there are significant portions of the population who are armed as well... many of whom see owning guns as a last line of defense against their own government and will not think twice about shooting someone acting as an invasion force of another one.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-2 The famous Il-2 Sturmovik]], was nicknamed the Flying Tank because it had steel armour protecting the cockpit, engine, fuel tanks and other vital parts from enemy AA-guns and a rear gunner to keep away enemy fighters. The payoff was that it had a much lower speed than lighter armoured single seat ground attack planes like the P-47 Thunderbolt and Hawker Typhoon as well as a much smaller payload in bombs and rockets. Most attack planes since have been {{FragileSpeedster}}s with few exceptions like the A-10 Warthog and the Su 25 Frogfoot.
12th Jun '17 12:06:19 PM HighCrate
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* ''VideoGame/TheBattleCats'':
** The Tank Cat line of units, which all have high health coupled with [[ZergRush low cost and cooldown]], but exceptionally weak attack power. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the descriptions, which all state their durability, followed by "Strong enough to move a pebble/small rock/two small rocks.", depending on evolutionary stage.
** Other examples in the game include [[FastFat Sumo Cat]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Crazed Tank Cat]], [[CuteKitten Li'l]] [[LethalJokeCharacter Tank Cat]], and the [[OlympusMons Uber Super Rare]] [[EldritchAbomination Kubilan Pasalan]].
** Certain Cats qualify for this status against [[CripplingOverspecialization just one enemy type]], being rather fragile against all others. Notable examples include Sushi Cat, Kotatsu Cat, and [[GameBreaker Rocker Cat]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheBattleCats'':
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''VideoGame/TheBattleCats'': The Tank Cat line of units, which all have high health coupled with [[ZergRush low cost and cooldown]], but exceptionally weak attack power. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the descriptions, which all state their durability, followed by "Strong enough to move a pebble/small rock/two small rocks.", depending on evolutionary stage.
** Other examples in the game include [[FastFat Sumo Cat]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Crazed Tank Cat]], [[CuteKitten Li'l]] [[LethalJokeCharacter Tank Cat]], and the [[OlympusMons Uber Super Rare]] [[EldritchAbomination Kubilan Pasalan]].
** Certain Cats qualify for this status against [[CripplingOverspecialization just one enemy type]], being rather fragile against all others. Notable examples include Sushi Cat, Kotatsu Cat, and [[GameBreaker Rocker Cat]].
12th Jun '17 11:59:26 AM EthanLac
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** The [[PunnyName Wall-nut, Tall-nut]] and Pumpkin of the shielding variety. These plants solely exist to do nothing but take damage for your easily-killed attackers as well as impede the [[NightOfTheLivingMooks zombies']] advance, having no offense of their own. However, all three plants [[MadeOfIron sure do a good job at it]]. In the sequel, using Plant Food on either of these takes their durability UpToEleven.
** The sequel introduces the Infi-nut. It has slightly less durability than a Wall-Nut but it can instantly regenerate itself to full health periodically, as long as its projector exists. Using Plant Food on it will make it project a force field that shields the entire row from zombies.
* Being an expy of ''Plants Vs Zombies'', ''VideoGame/MiniRobotWars'' has the Shielder (who functions similarly to the Wall-Nut) and the Warrior (like the shielder, except that he has a weak attack).

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** The [[PunnyName Wall-nut, Tall-nut]] Tall-nut]], and Pumpkin of the shielding variety. These plants solely exist to do nothing but take damage for your easily-killed attackers as well as impede the [[NightOfTheLivingMooks zombies']] advance, having no offense of their own. However, all three plants [[MadeOfIron sure do a good job at it]]. In the sequel, using Plant Food on either of these takes their durability UpToEleven.
** The sequel introduces the Infi-nut. It has slightly less durability than a Wall-Nut Wall-Nut, but it can instantly regenerate itself to full health periodically, as long as its projector exists. Using Plant Food on it will make it project a force field that shields the entire row from zombies.
* Being an expy of ''Plants Vs Zombies'', ''VideoGame/MiniRobotWars'' has the Shielder (who functions similarly to the Wall-Nut) and the Warrior (like the shielder, Shielder, except that he has a weak attack).
* ''VideoGame/TheBattleCats'':
** The Tank Cat line of units, which all have high health coupled with [[ZergRush low cost and cooldown]], but exceptionally weak attack power. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the descriptions, which all state their durability, followed by "Strong enough to move a pebble/small rock/two small rocks.", depending on evolutionary stage.
** Other examples in the game include [[FastFat Sumo Cat]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Crazed Tank Cat]], [[CuteKitten Li'l]] [[LethalJokeCharacter Tank Cat]], and the [[OlympusMons Uber Super Rare]] [[EldritchAbomination Kubilan Pasalan]].
** Certain Cats qualify for this status against [[CripplingOverspecialization just one enemy type]], being rather fragile against all others. Notable examples include Sushi Cat, Kotatsu Cat, and [[GameBreaker Rocker Cat]].
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