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12th Oct '17 12:06:44 PM SSJMagus
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is a complicated example. First there is special gear used to fight titans. It is definitely possible to kill titans in this manner but there is a often a large death toll. Then it's revealed that the only thing that can reliably hurt a Titan is another Titan. [[spoiler:Which makes the Titan Shifters extremely valuable allies]]. The gear used by normal humans is much more limited in application and effectiveness in comparison. For example, [[spoiler: Eren doesn't kill a single titan while in his human form for the entirety of the first season.]]

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is a complicated example. First there is special gear used to fight titans. It is definitely possible to kill titans in this manner but there is a often a large death toll. Then it's revealed that the only thing that can reliably hurt a Titan is another Titan. [[spoiler:Which makes the Titan Shifters extremely valuable allies]]. The gear used by normal humans is much more limited in application and effectiveness in comparison. For example, [[spoiler: Eren doesn't kill a single titan while in his human form for the entirety of the first season.season, but in Titan form he's brutally effective and even out-fights the dreaded Armored Titan in hand-to-hand combat.]]



** The director of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' outright said that "Only a Gundam can beat a Gundam" was part of the series' design philosophy. In this case it was aided by the fact that most Gundams use Phase Shift Armor, which is immune to physical damage, meaning that only beam weapons (like those wielded by Gundams) can hurt them.
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', Celestial Being's Gundams are several orders more advanced than the forces of Earth's military, particularly in their use of the GN Drive solar furnace which grants nigh-infinite power. Late in the first season, the Earth forces are handed a supply of GN Drives and a mobile suit designed to use them, which results in their finally being able to fight the Gundams on equal footing. By the time of the second season, the new Earth Sphere Federation has mass-production machines that outclass the original four Gundams in a straight fight...which, conveniently, is when the MidSeasonUpgrade[=s=] roll out.

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** The director of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' outright said that "Only a Gundam can beat a Gundam" was part of the series' design philosophy. In this case it was aided by the fact that most Gundams use Phase Shift Armor, which is immune to physical damage, meaning that only beam weapons (like those wielded by Gundams) Gundams; otherwise beam weapons are ship-mounted weapons that are too large for a mobile suit to carry and can't be aimed fast enough to be effective against agile mobile suits) can hurt them.
them. It's not until late in the series that miniaturized beam weapons are suitable for mass production, and even then the Gundams have defenses against them (albeit less comprehensive than their defense against projectile weapons) that ordinary mobile suits lack.
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', Celestial Being's Gundams are several orders more advanced than the forces of Earth's military, militaries, particularly in their use of the GN Drive solar furnace which grants nigh-infinite power.power. At one point all three of the world's superpowers devote nearly their ''entire'' armies, including specialized anti-Gundam units with souped-up mobile suits and the most elite pilots, just to take down Celestial Being's four guns. The best they can do is constantly attack the Gundams until their pilots are exhausted by the nonstop fighting; the machines themselves are completely unharmed. Their strategy collapses when [[BigDamnHeroes three more Gundams, whose existence was completely unknown before, show up on the battlefield]]. Late in the first season, the Earth forces are handed a supply of GN Drives and a mobile suit designed to use them, which results in their finally being able to fight the Gundams on equal footing. By the time of the second season, the new Earth Sphere Federation has mass-production machines that outclass the original four Gundams in a straight fight...which, conveniently, is when the MidSeasonUpgrade[=s=] roll out.
1st Oct '17 5:33:31 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', this is the case with the Draconequi, as due to a failsafe only a member of their family is capable of killing their mortal form and it sticking. If anyone else does it, they can BodySurf into another host. [[spoiler:As Discord did when Galaxia shattered his statue the first time and later exploited by him to escape the second time.]] This is a failsafe their parents put in place. [[spoiler:No longer the case as the Elders discontinued the rule for the above mentioned stuns by Discord.]]

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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', this is the case with the Draconequi, as due to a failsafe only a member of their family is capable of killing their mortal form and it sticking. If anyone else does it, they can BodySurf into another host. [[spoiler:As Discord did when Galaxia shattered his statue the first time and later exploited by him to escape the second time.]] This is a failsafe their parents put in place. [[spoiler:No longer the case as the Elders discontinued the rule for the above mentioned stuns stunts by Discord.]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', it takes one [[PhysicalGod Nexus of Magic]] to have any chance of killing or defeating another one on one. This is because they're simply so much stronger than anything else on ''either'' world that the runner up, Grand King Ghidorah, would be utterly annihilated in a fight with any of them even at only 30-40 percent of their full power. They ''can'' technically be defeated, but it would take an entire ''army'' of extremely powerful kaiju to have anything resembling a chance of doing so and likely suffer heavy losses in the process. The Guardian Beasts, who if they hadn't been awakened prematurely would be stronger than ''Godzilla'' in strength, were created for primarily for the purpose of beating ''one'' of them when he inevitably escaped his prison and it took the ''entire'' Mothra and Battra species to lock him in it in the first time at the cost of their population being reduced to one each. [[spoiler:The ''only'' being who has ever defeated Grogar, the Nexus of Dark Magic, was Harmony, the Nexus of Light Magic, and even then it was more by cunning and planning than any difference in their power.]]
13th Sep '17 8:02:45 AM SpinAttaxx
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** The Dragon type is super effective against one type - itself. [[note]]Though Dragon types are also weak against Ice-type and Fairy-type moves.[[/note]]
** The Ghost type also has a weakness to itself, though they're vulnerable to a number of other types as well. Since Giratina is both Ghost- and Dragon-type, it is often the best counter to itself.
*** Hoopa Confined is a Ghost/Psychic type, so it has the "[[SarcasmMode honor]]" of having the only type combination with a [[QuadDamage double weakness]] to one of ''its own types''! [[note]]Had a Pokémon with this type combination existed in the first generation, it would've truly had no weaknesses - it was immune to Ghost, Bug-type moves did neutral damage (not like it mattered), and Dark didn't exist.[[/note]]

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** The Dragon type is super effective against only one type - -- itself. [[note]]Though Dragon types Dragon-types are also weak against Ice-type and Fairy-type moves.[[/note]]
** The Ghost type also has a weakness to itself, though they're it's vulnerable to a number of other types as well. Since Giratina is both Ghost- and Dragon-type, it is often the best counter to itself.
*** Hoopa Confined is a Ghost/Psychic type, and Lunala are both dual-type Psychic/Ghost, so it has they have the "[[SarcasmMode honor]]" dubious honor of having the only type combination with a [[QuadDamage double weakness]] to one of ''its ''their own types''! [[note]]Had [[labelnote:*]]Had a Pokémon with this type combination existed in the first generation, it would've truly had no weaknesses - -- it was immune to Ghost, Bug-type moves did neutral damage (not like it mattered), damage, and Dark didn't exist.[[/note]]exist. Not like those first two mattered, what with said moves being horribly underpowered.[[/labelnote]]



** When you start messing around with the ElementalRockPaperScissors, you may start getting combinations of types that wouldn't normally resist themselves paired with a type that is weak to said type - like how the Fighting/Steel Lucario is weak to Fighting, the Bug/Grass Parasect is weak to Bug, and the Steel/Ground Steelix is weak against Ground. [[note]]These types are: Ground, Fighting, Flying, Rock, and Bug. No, Normal doesn't count.[[/note]]

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** When you start messing around with the ElementalRockPaperScissors, you may start getting combinations of types that wouldn't normally resist themselves paired with a type that is weak to said type - -- like how the Fighting/Steel Lucario is weak to Fighting, the Bug/Grass Parasect is weak to Bug, and the Steel/Ground Steelix is weak against Ground. [[note]]These types are: Ground, Fighting, Flying, Rock, and Bug. No, Normal doesn't count.[[/note]]
10th Sep '17 8:10:18 PM Morgenthaler
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** The only way to permanently kill Leviathans is for them to be eaten by other Leviathans. They can be killed via decapitation, but they only stay dead as long as the severed head is kept separate from the rest of the body. If the head is left close enough to the body, it will reattach and the Leviathan will come back to life.

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** The only way to permanently kill Leviathans Leviathans, aside from a VillainBeatingArtifact that can only be used once, is for them to be eaten by other Leviathans. They can be killed via decapitation, but they only stay dead as long as the severed head is kept separate from the rest of the body. If the head is left close enough to the body, it will reattach and the Leviathan will come back to life.
10th Sep '17 8:08:13 PM Morgenthaler
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** Before the Leviathans come into the picture, the only sure way to kill angels is with an angel's blade. Archangels take it even further, as they can only be taken down by an archangel's blade.

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** Before the Leviathans come into the picture, the only sure way to kill angels is with an angel's blade. Archangels take it even further, as they can only be taken down by an archangel's blade. Well, theoretically they could also be killed by asking {{God}} for help ([[AllPowerfulBystander not that he's likely to]]), but that's just cheating. Still, the threat alone is enough to cause a high angel like Zachariah to run for the hills.
10th Sep '17 8:02:58 PM Morgenthaler
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:Ah, the classic vampire weaknesses: [[WeakenedByTheLight sunlight]], garlic, {{silver|HasMysticPowers}}, and another vamp's fist through your skull.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:350:Ah, the classic vampire weaknesses: [[WeakenedByTheLight sunlight]], garlic, [[VampiresHateGarlic garlic]], {{silver|HasMysticPowers}}, and another vamp's fist through your skull.]]-]
31st Aug '17 6:12:43 AM Demotivator
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* An interesting example in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' with [[TheGreatestStyle Arie swordsmanship]]. Known to be uniquely powerful and impossible to describe, WordOfGod even stated that the only way to defeat a user of Arie swordsmanship is to either be [[AlwaysABiggerFish overwhelmingly stronger than them]] or to be [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter better at Arie swordsmanship than them]].
24th Aug '17 11:12:01 AM MadCat221
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'', mechwarriors often boast that to take down a[[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] requires another. Other armed forces (combat vehicles, infantry) could conceivably do so, either with rare super-powerful vehicles with BFGs of their own, or [[WeHaveReserves lots of casualties]], but the BattleMech remains king of the battlefeild because of the sheer tenacity (due to compartmentalized construction) and low manpower requirements to deploy (just the pilot).

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'', mechwarriors often boast that to take down a[[HumongousMecha a [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] requires another. Other armed forces (combat vehicles, infantry) could conceivably do so, either with rare super-powerful vehicles with BFGs of their own, or [[WeHaveReserves lots of casualties]], but the BattleMech [=BattleMech=] remains king of the battlefeild because of the sheer tenacity (due to compartmentalized construction) and low manpower requirements to deploy (just the pilot).
24th Aug '17 11:11:38 AM MadCat221
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'', mechwarriors often boast that to take down a[[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] requires another. Other armed forces (vehicles, infantry) could conceivably do so, either with rare super-powerful vehicles with BFGs of their own, or [[WeHaveReserves lots of casualties]], but the BattleMech remains king of the battlefeild because of the sheer tenacity (due to compartmentalized construction) and low manpower requirements to deploy (just the pilot).


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* In ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'', mechwarriors often boast that to take down a[[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] requires another. Other armed forces (combat vehicles, infantry) could conceivably do so, either with rare super-powerful vehicles with BFGs of their own, or [[WeHaveReserves lots of casualties]], but the BattleMech remains king of the battlefeild because of the sheer tenacity (due to compartmentalized construction) and low manpower requirements to deploy (just the pilot).
24th Aug '17 11:10:12 AM MadCat221
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'', mechwarriors often boast that to take down a[[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] requires another. Other armed forces (vehicles, infantry) could conceivably do so, either with rare super-powerful vehicles with BFGs of their own, or [[WeHaveReserves lots of casualties]], but the BattleMech remains king of the battlefeild because of the sheer tenacity (due to compartmentalized construction) and low manpower requirements to deploy (just the pilot).
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