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15th Apr '17 2:01:04 PM nombretomado
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* Implied in ''[[{{Tron20}} Tron 2.0]].'' In that universe, human "Users" digitized and sent to {{Cyberspace}} are almost {{PhysicalGod}}s. With one corrupted User unleashing a ZombieApocalypse over multiple computer networks, and the people behind ''him'' about to upload an army of mercenaries to conquer the computer world so they control the human one, [[BenevolentAI Ma3a]] resorts to this logic and uploads the protagonist in desperation.

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* Implied in ''[[{{Tron20}} Tron 2.0]].'' ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh''. In that universe, human "Users" digitized and sent to {{Cyberspace}} are almost {{PhysicalGod}}s. With one corrupted User unleashing a ZombieApocalypse over multiple computer networks, and the people behind ''him'' about to upload an army of mercenaries to conquer the computer world so they control the human one, [[BenevolentAI Ma3a]] resorts to this logic and uploads the protagonist in desperation.
14th Apr '17 7:13:29 PM Getta
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In many works of fiction, there are creatures that are ImmuneToBullets, MadeOfIron, and in worst-case scenarios have no KryptoniteFactor. Even [[NukeEm nuking them]] has no effect. But fear not, for while these creatures may be immune to [[KillItWithFire fire]], [[ImmuneToBullets bullets]], [[NukeEm nuclear weapons]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[NetworkDecay MTV]], these monsters still have one weakness...another member of their own kind.

This is often used as a {{justifi|edTrope}}cation to why the protagonists, who either are this kind of monster, can turn into one, or have one under their control, can seriously wail on the MonsterOfTheWeek, and yet the [[FiveRoundsRapid military forces and]] [[PoliceAreUseless police are still useless]] - though if this becomes a trend, it may lead to [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything other characters being unable to affect the plot in a meaningful way]] or even turn those connected to the monsters into a SpotlightStealingSquad. If the monster is unaffiliated with either side, it can lead to AlwaysABiggerFish. StopHittingYourself is one easy way to do this - you don't have to find something similar when you can use their own body/projectile/whatever to hurt them. If the protagonists are forced to become this type of monster to win, expect a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment afterwards.

A subtrope of MutualDisadvantage. An opposite of TacticalRockPaperScissors where each type of combatant has some other capable of [[CurbStompBattle curb stomping]] it. Compare BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame, HoistByHisOwnPetard and SummonBiggerFish. Contrast LikeCanNotCutLike.

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In many works of fiction, there are creatures that are ImmuneToBullets, MadeOfIron, and in worst-case scenarios have no KryptoniteFactor. Even [[NukeEm nuking them]] has no effect. But fear not, for while these creatures may be immune to [[KillItWithFire fire]], [[ImmuneToBullets bullets]], [[NukeEm nuclear weapons]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[NetworkDecay MTV]], these monsters still have one weakness...another member of Themselves, or their own kind.

kind.

There are ways on how this is accomplished:
* '''StopHittingYourself:''' It is one easy way to do this - you don't have to find something similar when you can use their own body/[[CatchAndReturn projec]][[TennisBoss tile]]/whatever to hurt them.
* '''Menace vs Menace:''' Another one of their kind can stop them.
** ''Heroic Menace vs Evil Menace:''
This is often used as a {{justifi|edTrope}}cation to why the protagonists, who either are this kind of monster, monster/alien, can [[{{Animorphism}} turn into one, one]], or [[KidWithtHeRemoteControl have one under their control, control]], can seriously wail on the MonsterOfTheWeek, and yet the [[FiveRoundsRapid military forces and]] [[PoliceAreUseless police are still useless]] - though if this becomes a trend, it may lead to [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything other characters being unable to affect the plot in a meaningful way]] or even turn those connected to the monsters into a SpotlightStealingSquad. If the monster is unaffiliated with either side, it can lead to AlwaysABiggerFish. StopHittingYourself is one easy way to do this - you don't have to find something similar when you can use their own body/projectile/whatever to hurt them. If the protagonists are forced to become this type of monster to win, expect a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment afterwards.

afterwards.
** ''Menace Civil War:'' If the monster is unaffiliated with either side, it can lead to AlwaysABiggerFish (or A Same-sized Fish in this case). Occasionally, the heroes may [[SetAMookToKillAMook trick the two monsters into fighting each other]].

A subtrope of MutualDisadvantage. An opposite of TacticalRockPaperScissors where each type of combatant has some other capable of [[CurbStompBattle curb stomping]] it. Compare BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame, HoistByHisOwnPetard and SummonBiggerFish. Contrast LikeCanNotCutLike.
LikeCannotCutLike.
23rd Mar '17 10:28:37 AM Spark9
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** In 4th Edition TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons, The Prince Of Hell Epic Destiny gets immunity to fire. He also gains the ability for his fire attacks to ignore resistances / immunity to fire, meaning only he can burn himself.
19th Mar '17 3:57:26 PM Doug86
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* Averted for the most part in Warhammer40K, where just about every superweapon can ([[DeathOfAThousandCuts eventually]]) be countered by sufficient application of MoreDakka. Of course, if you didn't prepare for one, you're screwed.

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* Averted for the most part in Warhammer40K, ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', where just about every superweapon can ([[DeathOfAThousandCuts eventually]]) be countered by sufficient application of MoreDakka. Of course, if you didn't prepare for one, you're screwed.



** In "Rushmore Rumble", [[MadScientist Dexter]] uses a giant stone UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln ([[RuleOfCool who shoots missles out of his hat!]]) to fight [[TheRival Mandark's]] giant stone UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington. However, the trope is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when the two stone presidents find out they are honest men who have a lot in common, stop fighting, and walk off as friends.

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** In "Rushmore Rumble", [[MadScientist Dexter]] uses a giant stone UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln ([[RuleOfCool who shoots missles missiles out of his hat!]]) to fight [[TheRival Mandark's]] giant stone UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington. However, the trope is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when the two stone presidents find out they are honest men who have a lot in common, stop fighting, and walk off as friends.



* ''UltimateAvengers'' provides a technological example: [[GreenRocks vibranium]] [[MadeOfIndestructium armor]] can only be penetrated by vibranium weapons[[note]]this is implied to be the case in the rest of Marvel's works, but this is the only work that outright states it[[/note]].

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* ''UltimateAvengers'' ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers'' provides a technological example: [[GreenRocks vibranium]] [[MadeOfIndestructium armor]] can only be penetrated by vibranium weapons[[note]]this is implied to be the case in the rest of Marvel's works, but this is the only work that outright states it[[/note]].
17th Feb '17 11:29:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* A variant is used in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. [[TheHunter Ghoul Investigators]] hunt Ghouls using a weapon called a Quinque, which is made using a Ghoul's [[ShapeshifterWeapon kagune]] -- one of the few things capable of harming a Ghoul. The audience learns this when Kureo Mado brings out his Quinque to kill [[SacrificialLamb Mrs. Fueguchi]], who recognizes it as having been [[KickTheDog made from her husband]]. Later on, he brings out his newest Quinque to attempt to kill her daughter -- he had it made from Mrs. Fueguchi after killing her.

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* A variant is used in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Ghoul Investigators]] hunt Ghouls using a weapon called a Quinque, which is made using a Ghoul's [[ShapeshifterWeapon kagune]] -- one of the few things capable of harming a Ghoul. The audience learns this when Kureo Mado brings out his Quinque to kill [[SacrificialLamb Mrs. Fueguchi]], who recognizes it as having been [[KickTheDog made from her husband]]. Later on, he brings out his newest Quinque to attempt to kill her daughter -- he had it made from Mrs. Fueguchi after killing her.
11th Feb '17 7:47:10 AM Ninjabot
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** Types that usually resist themselves [[note]]Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, Ice, Poison, Psychic, Dark and Steel[[/note]] get a taste of this in the Inverse Battles introduced in Generation 6. Ice especially as it has no other resistances in normal gameplay, so a pure Ice type in an Inverse Battle would only take super effective damage from Ice attacks.
27th Jan '17 11:49:37 AM NaraNumas
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** In certain fluff material, it's mentioned that some of the most famous dragonslayers were benevolent metallic dragons either in mortal disguise or not who hunted the more wicked chromatic dragons.
22nd Dec '16 8:16:42 PM Vir
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29th Nov '16 12:15:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' had the Kangaroo Monster, a creature so {{Badass}} the only thing that could harm it...was ''another'' Kangaroo Monster!

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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' had the Kangaroo Monster, a creature so {{Badass}} badass the only thing that could harm it...was ''another'' Kangaroo Monster!
25th Oct '16 8:29:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/GerryAndersonsNewCaptainScarlet'' introduced a Russian super-tank the size of a small apartment building called a Druzhnik, which was set up as being pretty much entirely untouchable by conventional weapons; a [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries GDI Mammoth Tank]] might've had a chance in a 1v1 but the heaviest weapons SPECTRUM had access to just bounced off it. The third time the Mysterons managed to swipe one, in the grand GerryAnderson tradition of PropRecycling, Scarlet pretty much quoted the trope word for word:

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* ''WesternAnimation/GerryAndersonsNewCaptainScarlet'' introduced a Russian super-tank the size of a small apartment building called a Druzhnik, which was set up as being pretty much entirely untouchable by conventional weapons; a [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries GDI Mammoth Tank]] might've had a chance in a 1v1 but the heaviest weapons SPECTRUM had access to just bounced off it. The third time the Mysterons managed to swipe one, in the grand GerryAnderson Creator/GerryAnderson tradition of PropRecycling, Scarlet pretty much quoted the trope word for word:
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