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25th Jun '17 6:25:10 AM SpinAttaxx
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 The first iteration of the brand]] featured no less than four giant Transformers that [[GeniusLoci could transform into entire cities and battle stations]].[[labelnote:*]]Though this is often an InformedAttribute thanks to [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Scale this confusing thing]].[[/labelnote]] Given how even one of them should reasonably completely destroy all but a few of the Autobots/Decepticons, it's probably no coincidence that they have relatively scant appearances in both G1 and later franchises, and when they do appear, they're often weakened in some way (Scorponok is often downscaled to a regular size, for example).
4th Jun '17 1:24:28 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* The author of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' is obviously very well aware of this trope, and as such makes sure that the bad guys spend their time striking from the shadows. While [[PhysicalGod Thor]], [[TheArchmage Loki]], or [[PersonOfMassDestruction Wanda]] could crush Voldemort or any of the other bad guys in a fight, the bad guys are very much aware of this and as such go out of their way to avoid head-on fights, attacking from their hidden base and [[DeusExitMachina keeping them away from Harry and his friends]]. When they finally get their chance to go all-out against the bad guys in the finale, it takes an army of Mooks to even slow them down.
** Stephen Strange is both TheArchmage and a time traveler, and as such could easily have told the Avengers and SHIELD where to strike, or done so himself. However, when [[WhatTheHellHero called on this]], he explains that had he done so, the protagonists would have been weaker for their lack of experiences, and the bad guys would have survived in hiding rather than being drawn out and crushed.

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* The author of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' is obviously very well aware of this trope, and since the Avengers are, with the addition of Loki and several years to gel as such a team, nearly unstoppable, he makes sure that the bad guys spend their time striking from the shadows. While shadows, arguing that you'd have to be a moron or legitimately insane to think you could take them in a straight fight. As a result, while [[PhysicalGod Thor]], [[TheArchmage Loki]], or [[PersonOfMassDestruction Wanda]] could crush Voldemort or almost any of the other those bad guys who aren't an EldritchAbomination in a fight, the bad guys are very much aware of this and as such go out of their way to avoid head-on fights, attacking from their hidden base and [[DeusExitMachina keeping them away from Harry and his friends]]. When they finally get their chance to go all-out against the bad guys in the finale, it takes an army of Mooks to even slow them down. \n When [[spoiler: the Red Room]] try the same trick in the sequel, they're found within hours, in normal time, and only escape because the Avengers were occupied with other matters.
** Stephen Strange is both TheArchmage and both a seer and a time traveler, traveller, and as such could easily have told the Avengers and SHIELD where to strike, or done so himself. However, when [[WhatTheHellHero called on this]], he explains that had he done so, the protagonists would have been weaker for their lack of experiences, and the bad guys would have survived in hiding to cause more trouble down the line, rather than being drawn out and crushed.
26th May '17 12:07:23 PM MasterFuzzy
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* The author of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' is obviously very well aware of this trope, and as such makes sure that the bad guys spend their time striking from the shadows. While [[PhysicalGod Thor]], [[TheArchmage Loki]], or [[PersonOfMassDestruction Wanda]] could crush Voldemort or any of the other bad guys in a fight, the bad guys are very much aware of this and as such go out of their way to avoid head-on fights, attacking from their hidden base and [[DeusExitMachina keeping them away from Harry and his friends]]. When they finally get their chance to go all-out against the bad guys in the finale, it takes an army of Mooks to even slow them down.
** Stephen Strange is both TheArchmage and a time traveler, and as such could easily have told the Avengers and SHIELD where to strike, or done so himself. However, when [[WhatTheHellHero called on this]], he explains that had he done so, the protagonists would have been weaker for their lack of experiences, and the bad guys would have survived in hiding rather than being drawn out and crushed.
26th May '17 11:40:22 AM MasterFuzzy
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** The Makuta species has 42 base powers, a strengthened version of the elemental power of shadow, highly dangerous [[MaskOfPower mask powers]], and [[BigBad Teridax]] even possessed secret knowledge about the workings of the universe, allowing him to manipulate matter at will. Plus, they're EnergyBeings with [[TheSleepless no biological needs]] who can possess machines or soulless living bodies, their personal bodies can [[ShapeShifting shapeshift]], and they each have access to a personal PocketDimension to store [[ShapeShifterBaggage excess mass]]. ''And'' they can absorb other beings to gain mass or simply kill them. How did the writer keep them from demolishing the heroes under a second? Teridax's master plan required them to be alive, some Makuta were given {{drama preserving handicap}}s, many had a constant grip on the VillainBall which clouded their judgment, some were treacherous and turned on their brethren in the middle of fighting the heroes, and the gaseous substance they're made out could easily be burnt away. Notably, the one time one of them decided [[TheStarscream to hell with Teridax's plan and just kill the heroes to get his own started]]? Would have killed them all had his fellow Makuta not stopped him.
** The Skakdi race has access to elemental powers (but only when working as a team, which they hate), each has a unique but highly powerful special ability (like AdaptiveAbility, bringing objects to life, conjuring {{tailor made prison}}s, PowerCopying, etc), and eye-based or mental powers. And one of them called Zaktan is a WormThatWalks who can fly, shapeshift, and become an insect swarm. Fans cried foul when six of them [[CurbStompBattle easily beat]] the Toa Nuva (the most powerful heroes of their universe), so at the end of the story, they got devolved into weaker sea serpents by MutagenicGoo...but then they came back as the Golden-Skinned Being and...well, see below.

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** The Makuta species has 42 base powers, a strengthened version of the elemental power of shadow, highly dangerous [[MaskOfPower mask powers]], and [[BigBad Teridax]] even possessed secret knowledge about the workings of the universe, allowing him to manipulate matter at will. Plus, they're EnergyBeings with [[TheSleepless no biological needs]] who can possess machines or soulless living bodies, their personal bodies can [[ShapeShifting shapeshift]], and they each have access to a personal PocketDimension to store [[ShapeShifterBaggage excess mass]]. ''And'' they can absorb other beings to gain mass or simply kill them. How did the writer keep them from demolishing the heroes under a second? Teridax's master plan required them to be alive, some Makuta were given {{drama preserving handicap}}s, many had a constant grip on the VillainBall which clouded their judgment, some were treacherous and turned on their brethren in the middle of fighting the heroes, and the gaseous substance they're made out of could easily be burnt away. Notably, the one time one of them decided [[TheStarscream to hell with Teridax's plan and just kill the heroes to get his own started]]? Would have killed them all had his fellow Makuta not stopped him.
** The Skakdi race has access to elemental powers (but only when working as a team, which they hate), each has a unique but highly powerful special ability (like AdaptiveAbility, bringing objects to life, conjuring {{tailor made prison}}s, PowerCopying, etc), and eye-based or mental powers. And one of them called Zaktan is a WormThatWalks who can fly, shapeshift, shapeshift to a limited extent, and become an insect swarm. Fans cried foul when six of them [[CurbStompBattle easily beat]] the Toa Nuva (the most powerful heroes of their universe), so at the end of the story, they got devolved into weaker sea serpents by MutagenicGoo...but then they came back as the Golden-Skinned Being and...well, see below.



** The Energized Protodermis Entity, an EldritchAbomination who basically unwittingly set the entire ''BIONICLE'' story into motion, can destroy or transform anything with a slight touch. It's also a liquid, so pretty hard to avoid if you're in a room with it. However, it doesn't have control over whether the things it touches cease existing or get transformed. The being itself very rarely appears, its substance acting mostly as {{Phlebotinum}}. It's only known weakness is gravity -- it flows down big holes.

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** The Energized Protodermis Entity, an EldritchAbomination who basically unwittingly set the entire ''BIONICLE'' story into motion, can destroy or transform anything with a slight touch. It's also a liquid, so pretty hard to avoid if you're in a room with it. However, it doesn't have control over whether the things it touches cease existing or get transformed. The being itself very rarely appears, its substance acting mostly as {{Phlebotinum}}. It's only known weakness is gravity -- it flows down big holes. It's also an AllPowerfulBystander; it has no ''interest'' in anyone else's affairs.
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18th May '17 8:34:17 AM salvadorfranz
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* Cassius Bright, the father of [[TheHero Estelle]], in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' can be considered as one. In fact, the reason why he was sent to a different country was because the villains, [[AncientConspiracy Ouroboros]], believed that if he was there, he'd easily thwart their plans.
30th Apr '17 4:17:55 PM VeryMelon
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* According to WordOfGod, this is a major reason both Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk and [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] were excluded from ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. They're so much more powerful than most of the other heroes that they'd tilt the balance of power ridiculously in favor of whichever team they ended up on. For some reason, the Vision and the Scarlet Witch weren't given similar treatment, though it would've been harder find a plausible reason to keep them away and putting them on opposite sides allowed them to pretty much cancel each other out.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** Quicksilver's SuperSpeed is great enough that he can travel across countries in a few days at least, and everyone around him appears to be standing still while he's running in a fight. He would have been problematic to write around for future films, such as the below mentioned ''Civil War'', so it's a silent blessing for the writers that he dies in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.
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According to WordOfGod, this is a major reason both Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk and [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] were excluded from ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. They're so much more powerful than most of the other heroes that they'd tilt the balance of power ridiculously in favor of whichever team they ended up on. For some reason, the Vision and the Scarlet Witch weren't given similar treatment, though it would've been harder find a plausible reason to keep them away and putting them on opposite sides allowed them to pretty much cancel each other out.
24th Mar '17 10:37:23 AM Kazmahu
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** Nine of the Six Heroes, who would eventually marry Jubei, also counts; she is probably the most powerful magic user in the series, even [[spoiler: The Goddess Of Death and one of the CoDragons]] think so. She can manipulate the elements, though fire is her favourite, control gravity, fly, enhance her physical abilities, [[spoiler: control the mind of someone as powerful as Terumi, and after becoming Phantom look into alternate timelines, which Terumi abuses like a cheat sheet to successfully play XanatosSpeedChess with the entire cast. Mitigated by her nuclear temper and arrogance leading to poor decision making, the fact that she is on some level refusing to follow orders from the bad guys, her love for her sister holding her back, and that once your get past all the power, she has the endurance of wet tissue paper; as soon aa he gets an opening, Ragna takes her out in one hit.]]

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** Nine of the Six Heroes, who would eventually marry Jubei, also counts; she is probably the most powerful magic user in the series, even [[spoiler: The Goddess Of Death and one of the CoDragons]] think so. She can manipulate the elements, though fire is her favourite, control gravity, fly, enhance her physical abilities, [[spoiler: control the mind of someone as powerful as Terumi, and after becoming Phantom look into alternate timelines, which Terumi abuses like a cheat sheet to successfully play XanatosSpeedChess with the entire cast. Mitigated by her nuclear temper and arrogance leading to poor decision making, the fact that she is on some level refusing to follow orders from the bad guys, her love for her sister holding her back, and that once your get past all the power, she has the endurance of wet tissue paper; as soon aa as he gets an opening, Ragna takes her out in one hit.]]
17th Mar '17 7:12:57 PM nombretomado
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* Other examples from {{Nasuverse}}:

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12th Mar '17 11:22:58 PM Cryocene
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* Intangibility, especially when the character can't be attacked or restrained in any way, and/or they can still affect the physical world while while intangible

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* Intangibility, {{Intangibility}}, especially when the character can't be attacked or restrained in any way, and/or they can still affect the physical world while while intangible
8th Mar '17 9:27:11 AM TheKaizerreich
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** [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Suika Ibuki]] can manipulate density, allowing her to do things like hurl ''minature black holes'' as weapons, and [[SemanticSuperpower because of Touhou logic]] can also [[{{Sizeshifter}} grow big]], split into multiple smaller copies, turn into mist, or even gather or disperse people (population density). And that's ''on top of'' being a oni with enough strength to tear apart and rebuild mountains. Fortunately she's a BoisterousBruiser more interested in fighting than in actually winning.

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** [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Suika Ibuki]] can manipulate density, allowing her to do things like hurl ''minature black holes'' as weapons, and [[SemanticSuperpower because of Touhou logic]] can also [[{{Sizeshifter}} grow big]], split into multiple smaller copies, turn into mist, or even gather or disperse people (population density). And that's ''on top of'' being a oni with enough strength to tear apart and rebuild mountains.mountains (and the moon, because thankfully she realized that ''not having'' a moon would be bad, so she made a new one the same night she destroyed the old one during a drunken frenzy). Fortunately she's a BoisterousBruiser more interested in fighting than in actually winning.
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