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12th Aug '16 9:07:00 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' has Grunts. GasMaskMooks and eternal ButtMonkey species of the entire series. They [[LethalJokeCharacter turn incredibly deadly]] when equipped with the [[{{BFG}} Fuel Rod Gun]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has Grunts. GasMaskMooks and eternal ButtMonkey species of the entire series. They [[LethalJokeCharacter turn incredibly deadly]] when equipped with the [[{{BFG}} Fuel Rod Gun]].
** As shown in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', they turn even ''more'' deadly when given the chance to pilot [[MiniMecha Goblins]]. A single one can chew through a small army of Spartans and tanks, all while yelling through a megaphone about how awesome he is.
25th Feb '16 11:57:08 AM StFan
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** In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Agent PhilCoulson, a non-powered special agent, grabs a {{BFG}} that had been built by reverse engineering from the Destroyer Armor in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and uses it against the BigBad. However, how "average" he is is [[BadassNormal up for grabs]], seeing as he works for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}.

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Agent PhilCoulson, Phil Coulson, a non-powered special agent, grabs a {{BFG}} that had been built by reverse engineering from the Destroyer Armor in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and uses it against the BigBad. However, how "average" he is is [[BadassNormal up for grabs]], seeing as he works for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}.






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* The wielders of the cursed artifacts in ''FridayThe13thTheSeries''.

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* The wielders of the cursed artifacts in ''FridayThe13thTheSeries''.''Series/FridayThe13thTheSeries''.






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* In TheClericQuintet there is a character named Ghost who is just a normal human with a VERY powerful soul-shifting mirror.

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* In TheClericQuintet ''Literature/TheClericQuintet'' there is a character named Ghost who is just a normal human with a VERY powerful soul-shifting mirror.






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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had [[GangOfHats The Jokerz]] get hold of an experimental fighter aircraft. It was powered by an unstable reactor (which is why the pilots had to ditch it), meaning Terry had to get it back from them before it exploded.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had has [[GangOfHats The Jokerz]] get hold of an experimental fighter aircraft. It was is powered by an unstable reactor (which is why the pilots had to ditch it), meaning Terry had has to get it back from them before it exploded.
explodes.
24th Feb '16 4:21:37 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Film/TheAvengers'', Agent PhilCoulson, a non-powered special agent, grabs a {{BFG}} that had been built by reverse engineering from the Destroyer Armor in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and uses it against the BigBad. However, how "average" he is is [[BadassNormal up for grabs]], seeing as he works for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}.

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** In ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Agent PhilCoulson, a non-powered special agent, grabs a {{BFG}} that had been built by reverse engineering from the Destroyer Armor in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and uses it against the BigBad. However, how "average" he is is [[BadassNormal up for grabs]], seeing as he works for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}.



** The "[[Film/MarvelOneShots Marvel One-Shot]]" on the Blu-ray for ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Item 47'', features a young OutlawCouple that found an alien arm cannon left over from the movie's battle and started robbing banks with it. [[spoiler:Since they know how to use it, Jasper Sitwell ends up recruiting them for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}.]]

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** The "[[Film/MarvelOneShots Marvel One-Shot]]" on the Blu-ray for ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', ''Item 47'', features a young OutlawCouple that found an alien arm cannon left over from the movie's battle and started robbing banks with it. [[spoiler:Since they know how to use it, Jasper Sitwell ends up recruiting them for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}.]]
26th Dec '15 11:39:50 AM nombretomado
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** Even earlier, the SilverAge League tended to encounter ordinary hoodlums who had stumbled upon amazing alien machines that enabled them to take on the entire team. They usually didn't reappear after a single story, typically because the alien devices would be destroyed by the heroes to end the menace.

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** Even earlier, the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} League tended to encounter ordinary hoodlums who had stumbled upon amazing alien machines that enabled them to take on the entire team. They usually didn't reappear after a single story, typically because the alien devices would be destroyed by the heroes to end the menace.
13th Sep '15 1:53:14 PM Manw0name
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* Crona from ''Manga/SoulEater'' is an excellent example. On hir own, xe is weak, both physically and mentally, and so emotionally insecure that xe can barely even talk to other people on hir own. Literally 100% of Crona's power comes from Ragnarok, a demon sword made of black blood which was injected into Crona's body.

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* Crona from ''Manga/SoulEater'' is an excellent example. On hir own, xe is weak, both weak physically and mentally, and so emotionally insecure that xe can barely even talk to other people on hir own. Literally 100% of Crona's power comes from Ragnarok, a demon sword made of black blood which was injected into Crona's body.
body (give or take a few sword skills).
17th Aug '15 12:55:57 PM Deblin
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** Additionally, artefacts pretty much intentionally invoke this trope in third edition. Not only do they possess power beyond normal items, they're indestructable and have their own mental stats and (usually) greater knowledge of waht's going on in the setting than the player using them. A character with an artefact in hand is almost a completely different, and much more powerful, character.
30th Jul '15 5:16:19 PM nombretomado
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* The mission "Crew Expendable" from ''ModernWarfare'' contains one {{Mook}} armed with a Desert Eagle. Plus he's in a dark corner of the level and is positioned so that he'll probably come at you from behind.

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* The mission "Crew Expendable" from ''ModernWarfare'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' contains one {{Mook}} armed with a Desert Eagle. Plus he's in a dark corner of the level and is positioned so that he'll probably come at you from behind.
4th Jul '15 2:49:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[TheLegendOfDrizzt The Two Swords]]'' by R.A. Salvatore a mundane orc comes to possess [[EmpathicWeapon Khazid'hea]] and goes on a killing spree. Up until he runs into Drizzt.

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* In ''[[TheLegendOfDrizzt ''[[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt The Two Swords]]'' by R.A. Salvatore a mundane orc comes to possess [[EmpathicWeapon Khazid'hea]] and goes on a killing spree. Up until he runs into Drizzt.
26th Jun '15 9:23:30 PM GiantSpaceChinchilla
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This is different from AmplifierArtifact and UpgradeArtifact in that the weapon doesn't necessarily enhance the wielder - they're still as weak and mortal as before, only wielding an extremely potent weapon. When the powerful weapon is given to a character as a last resort, see GivingTheSwordToANoob. Compare BiggerStick, which is about having superior weapons and equipment, and UnskilledButStrong, which is more or less the non-weapon version of this (in the sense that while a character is not a good fighter in terms of skill, they may nevertheless fight effectively through special abilities alone). May be a UniqueProtagonistAsset.

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This is different from AmplifierArtifact and UpgradeArtifact in that the weapon doesn't necessarily enhance the wielder - they're still as weak and mortal as before, only wielding an extremely potent weapon. When the powerful weapon is given to a character as a last resort, see GivingTheSwordToANoob. Compare BiggerStick, which is about having superior weapons and equipment, and UnskilledButStrong, which is more or less the non-weapon version of this (in the sense that while a character is not a good fighter in terms of skill, they may nevertheless fight effectively through special abilities alone). If the super weapon is permanently attached it's probably BadassTransplant. May be a UniqueProtagonistAsset.
13th Feb '15 11:47:25 PM crowmagnon
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', any villain who isn't a [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahuman]] typically needs an extremely powerful high-tech weapon to pose a threat to the Scarlet Speedster.
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