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26th Jul '16 5:58:44 AM Mhazard
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*** The V08-1228 Grimgerde is one of the nine Valkyrie Mobile Suits developed by Gjallarhorn in Pre-Calamity War, Grimgerde serves as the prototype of the mass produced Graze as well as the Graze Swords carried by Carta Issue. Piloted by masked man [[CharClone Montag]], he assists Tekkadan to overthrow the current leader of Gjallarhorn.

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*** The V08-1228 Grimgerde is one of the nine Valkyrie Mobile Suits developed by Gjallarhorn in Pre-Calamity War, Grimgerde serves as the prototype of the mass produced Graze as well as the Graze Swords carried by Carta Issue. Piloted by masked man [[CharClone Montag]], he assists Tekkadan to overthrow in overthrowing the current leader of Gjallarhorn.Gjallarhorn.
*** The Gundam Frames units, unlike the traditions, are 72 limited production units featuring twin Ahab Reactors.
16th Jul '16 2:36:49 PM Godzillawolf
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* The infamous Power Glove's original proof of concept, the Data Glove, functioned near perfectly and could do far more than the final product. The problem was the design was ''way'' to pricey to make than would be profitable, and the designers only had five months to reduce the price to reasonable levels, resulting in the flawed final product.
11th Jul '16 12:26:42 PM Nazetrime
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* The setting of ''Literature/{{Noob}}'' has the Empire's elite troops consist of an extreme case of MagicallyIneptFighter called neomancers: a special injection cuts them off from the world's magic system in exchange of what amounts to BioAugmentation. It's known from the start that the ijection contains genetic material from various beings that one could expect to find in a fantasy AdventureFriendlyWorld. The third novel reveals that mix is technically cells from Tabris, an entirely artificial super-being that was so powerful that the world's {{Physical God}}s considered it a treat and requested his destruction in exchange of a very big favor. The neomancers are individually extremely weak by comparision to Tabris.

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* The setting of ''Literature/{{Noob}}'' has the Empire's elite troops consist of an extreme case of MagicallyIneptFighter called neomancers: a special injection cuts them off from the world's magic system in exchange of what amounts to BioAugmentation. It's known from the start that the ijection contains genetic material from various beings that one could expect to find in a fantasy AdventureFriendlyWorld. The third novel reveals that mix is technically cells from Tabris, an entirely artificial super-being that was so powerful that the world's {{Physical God}}s considered it a treat and requested his destruction in exchange of a very big favor. The neomancers are individually extremely weak by comparision comparison to Tabris.
11th Jul '16 12:25:36 PM Nazetrime
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* The setting of ''Literature/{{Noob}}'' has the Empire's elite troops consist of an extreme case of MagicallyIneptFighter called neomancers: a special injection cuts them off from the world's magic system in exchange of what amounts to BioAugmentation. It's known from the start that the ijection contains genetic material from various beings that one could expect to find in a fantasy AdventureFriendlyWorld. The third novel reveals that mix is technically cells from Tabris, an entirely artificial super-being that was so powerful that the world's {{Physical God}}s considered it a treat and requested his destruction in exchange of a very big favor. The neomancers are individually extremely weak by comparision to Tabris.
6th Jul '16 10:33:53 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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*** {{The Movie}}s both subvert this, and then play it straight. The Tornado Pack is noted to be AwesomeButImpractical, itself the FlawedPrototype to Alto's [[MidSeasonUpgrade YF-29 Durandal]], which pretty much confirmed to be the most advanced fighter craft in the Macross-verse at that date. Even then, its bright red color scheme is noted to be because of its status as a prototype, and not [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority the other reason.]]

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*** {{The Movie}}s both subvert this, and then play it straight. The Tornado Pack is noted to be AwesomeButImpractical, itself the FlawedPrototype to Alto's [[MidSeasonUpgrade YF-29 Durandal]], which whichi is pretty much confirmed to be the most advanced fighter craft in the Macross-verse ''Macross''-verse at that date. Even then, its bright red color scheme is noted to be because of its status as a prototype, and not [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority the other reason.]]
3rd Jul '16 8:36:31 PM TrueMetis
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** The "Loki" may have been destroyed, but during the "Fire in the Sky" Zerg mission multiple similar looking Battlecruiser's appear, which may be the mass produced version to the "Loki's" super prototype. There's also the Pride of Augustgrad which looks identical to the "Loki".
25th Jun '16 7:53:17 PM Deathhacker
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** The Vayeate and Mercurius from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' was this to the mass production Virgos. However this was due to both of the mobile suits being testbeds for their respective systems; the Vayeate needed an external reactor to power it's beam cannon while the Mercurius had to dedicate all of it's power to the "Planet Defensors", leaving it with very little offensive capability beyond a beam saber-shield. The Virgo was designed to be something in-between; housing less than a quarter of the Mercurius's Planet Defensors so that it can wield a less powerful version of the Vayeate's Beam Cannon. This was acceptable, as the Virgo was to be mass produced and unmanned, so what they lacked in quality they made up for in overwhelming quantity. In fact when the two prototype suits were later rebuilt as unmanned Mobile Dolls as well, they fared much less effectively against the Gundams, as they were only marginally more effective, but there was only two of them compared to the dozens of Virgos flying around.
25th Jun '16 6:56:23 PM Deathhacker
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** Much of the space marine legion's equipment are this to "modern day" 40k; the Cataphractii Terminator armor, Imperial Jetbikes, Hover Rhinos, Fellblade super-heavy tanks and the iconic Contemptor Dreadnoughts were all miles above their contemporaries in their roles and were once slated for mass production, but due to the onset of the Horus Heresy (where the majority of these went to the traitor legions and subsequently were destroyed) and the Imperium being gripped by superstition, they would never see it. After a few millennia, the method to make these were lost, and any existing suits were revered as relics, used only by the most hallowed member of their chapter or anyone already in possession of one.
15th Jun '16 7:09:19 PM DrY9K
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* Even merchandise isn't immune to this trope. For example, a plush toy of the Hunter from Franchise/HalfLife was made. Look up a picture of the Hunter, then look up the plush. Now, look up the more accurate and arguably more superior prototype of said plush.
11th Jun '16 3:45:31 AM Blazer
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* Averted in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. In Volume 2, Team RWBY battle a prototype of the Atlesian Paladin hijacked by Roman Torchwick. With a bit of difficulty, the girls triumph and wreck the machine. When Weiss boasts this to Winter in Volume 3, Winter dismisses this, stating that the actual production models wouldn't be so weak as to fall to a team of first year Hunters-in-training. Sure enough, when the Paladins are hijacked again by computer virus during the Battle of Beacon, two of them give Weiss, Nora, Ren and the entirety of Teams CFVY, FNKI, SSSN and BRNZ an incredibly hard time and it's only thanks to Ruby's victory on the lead Atlesian battlecruiser than spares them from a third.
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