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26th Sep '16 12:57:19 AM Kadorhal
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Orbital_Laser Satellite Orbital Weapon]] in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', while working pretty well on any non-psychics, becomes this when used on Tetsuo. It destroys his arm on its first hit, but succeeds only at making him angry thereafter. In the manga, ''keeping'' it from being fired again is a bit of a plot point and [[spoiler:eventually it manages to piss him off enough that he goes and knocks it out of the sky... before he goes OneWingedAngel, again.]]

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Orbital_Laser Satellite Orbital Weapon]] Weapon in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', while working pretty well on any non-psychics, becomes this when used on Tetsuo. It destroys his arm on its first hit, but succeeds only at making him angry thereafter. In the manga, ''keeping'' it from being fired again and pissing him off further is a bit of a plot point and [[spoiler:eventually it does manages to piss him off enough that he goes and knocks it out of the sky... sky before he goes OneWingedAngel, going OneWingedAngel again.]]
24th Sep '16 5:49:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DeathBattle'', there are a few examples:

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* In ''DeathBattle'', ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'', there are a few examples:
9th Sep '16 5:49:10 PM Kadorhal
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Orbital_Laser Satellite Orbital Weapon]] in ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. It destroys Tetsuo's arm on its first hit, but is ineffective thereafter. Except for making him angry. In the manga, keeping it from being fired again is a bit of a plot point just because of that, and [[spoiler:eventually it manages to piss him off enough that he goes and knocks it out of the sky... before he goes OneWingedAngel. Again.]] To be fair, it works against any non-psychics it's targeted at pretty well.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_Orbital_Laser Satellite Orbital Weapon]] in ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', while working pretty well on any non-psychics, becomes this when used on Tetsuo. It destroys Tetsuo's his arm on its first hit, but is ineffective succeeds only at making him angry thereafter. Except for making him angry. In the manga, keeping ''keeping'' it from being fired again is a bit of a plot point just because of that, and [[spoiler:eventually it manages to piss him off enough that he goes and knocks it out of the sky... before he goes OneWingedAngel. Again.]] To be fair, it works against any non-psychics it's targeted at pretty well.OneWingedAngel, again.]]



* ''{{Naruto}}'' offers several examples, most glaringly the Primary Lotus and Eight Chakra Gates. The only time Rock Lee successfully taps into the chakra gates is when he needs to show how totally awesome Gaara is. He uses the Primary Lotus twice and tries to use it two more times (He pulled it off against Gaara, and one of the Sound Ninjas, who knocks him around, and attempts it on Sasuke and Kimimaro, but is stopped before he can finish it both times).

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* ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' offers several examples, most glaringly the Primary Lotus and Eight Chakra Gates. The only time Rock Lee successfully taps into the chakra gates is when he needs to show how totally awesome Gaara is. He uses the Primary Lotus twice and tries to use it two more times (He pulled it off against Gaara, and one of the Sound Ninjas, who knocks him around, and attempts it on Sasuke and Kimimaro, but is stopped before he can finish it both times).
9th Sep '16 5:32:02 PM Kadorhal
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** ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' was actually quite infamous with its use of TheWorfBarrage, as the second their old attacks don't work, they immediately get new ones to compensate that.
** Combining TheWorfEffect with TheWorfBarrage, we got ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'''s first meeting between Cure Blossom and Marine with the Dark Precure. At the time, the two's ultimate attack was the Floral Power Fortissimo, which was a tag team attack. When the Dark Precure showed up and the girls haul it out, not only does she reveal that she can do it, too, she can do it solo, can counter the girls' and during their BeamTugOfWar, she brings out a new attack to put them on their backsides.

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** ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' was actually quite infamous with its use of TheWorfBarrage, the Worf Barrage, as the second their old attacks don't work, they immediately get new ones to compensate that.
** Combining TheWorfEffect with TheWorfBarrage, the Worf Barrage, we got ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'''s first meeting between Cure Blossom and Marine with the Dark Precure. At the time, the two's ultimate attack was the Floral Power Fortissimo, which was a tag team attack. When the Dark Precure showed up and the girls haul it out, not only does she reveal that she can do it, too, she can do it solo, can counter the girls' and during their BeamTugOfWar, she brings out a new attack to put them on their backsides.



* The one battle in which you control General Leo against Kefka in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' also doubles as a WorfBarrage. Similarly, the battle on the floating island witnessed between the Emperor and Kefka, the Emperor's Esper-powered Merton/Meltdown serves as a WorfBarrage by having Kefka shrug off the most damaging spell in the game. Mind you, it's not that he just takes it, but rather that he's standing in a magic null zone.

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* The one battle in which you control General Leo against Kefka in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' also doubles as a WorfBarrage. Worf Barrage. Similarly, the battle on the floating island witnessed between the Emperor and Kefka, the Emperor's Esper-powered Merton/Meltdown serves as a WorfBarrage Worf Barrage by having Kefka shrug off the most damaging spell in the game. Mind you, it's not that he just takes it, but rather that he's standing in a magic null zone.
5th Sep '16 6:59:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"Direct hit! ...[[OhCrap No effect]]."''

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->''"Direct hit! ...[[OhCrap No effect]].effect."''
30th Aug '16 11:48:38 PM Kadorhal
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* Also applies to the Superstars, when another superstar puts their "unbeatable" finishing move (which always ended the match on ALL prior occasions), on the ''top'' superstar (i.e. Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/HulkHogan or Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, etc.). The audience is led to expect that the top superstar is finished—only for the Undertaker to sit up after [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts the DDT]], the Hulkster to fight his way out of [[Wrestling/TheIronSheik the Camel Clutch]], or The Ultimate Warrior to come back after Hulk's "unbeatable" leg-drop (all of these were actual scenarios).

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* Also applies to the Superstars, when another superstar puts their "unbeatable" finishing move (which always ended the match on ALL prior occasions), on the ''top'' superstar (i.e. Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/HulkHogan or Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, etc.). The audience is led to expect that the top superstar is finished—only finished — only for the Undertaker to sit up after [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts the DDT]], the Hulkster to fight his way out of [[Wrestling/TheIronSheik the Camel Clutch]], or The Ultimate Warrior to come back after Hulk's "unbeatable" leg-drop (all of these were actual scenarios).



** During the M. Bison vs. Shao Kahn battle, Bison performs the Nightmare Booster, his most powerful attack. He engulfs himself in [[SoulPower Psycho Power]], flies at his opponent and carries him into the air, before [[MeteorMove slamming Shao Kahn into the ground]]. Kahn is quite amused, nonchalantly getting up and quipping:

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** During the [[Franchise/StreetFigther M. Bison Bison]] vs. [[Franchise/MortalKombat Shao Kahn Kahn]] battle, Bison performs the Nightmare Booster, his most powerful attack. He engulfs himself in [[SoulPower Psycho Power]], flies at his opponent and carries him into the air, before [[MeteorMove slamming Shao Kahn into the ground]]. Kahn is quite amused, nonchalantly getting up and quipping:



** Another example is during the Goku vs. Superman fight. You'd think that after absorbing the energy of a Spirit Bomb to power his [[KamehameHadoken Kamehameha]], Goku would defeat Superman quite handily, but Superman just powers through the beam of Ki like it's nothing.
** Master Chief vs. Doomguy has the BFG being completely stopped by Master Chief's DeflectorShield.
** Cloud's Omnislash couldn't break the indestructible Hylian Shield.
** Thor's God Blast only [[AttackBackfire supercharged]] Raiden.

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** Another example is during the Goku [[Franchise/DragonBall Goku]] vs. Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} fight. You'd think that after absorbing the energy of a Spirit Bomb to power his [[KamehameHadoken Kamehameha]], Goku would defeat Superman quite handily, but Superman just powers through the beam of Ki like it's nothing.
** [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief Chief]] vs. Doomguy VideoGame/{{Doom}}guy has the BFG being completely stopped by Master Chief's DeflectorShield.
** Cloud's [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud's]] Omnislash couldn't break the indestructible [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Hylian Shield.
Shield]].
** Thor's [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's]] God Blast only [[AttackBackfire supercharged]] Raiden.Raiden]].



** And later, Cell mocks Vegeta's [[Main/BeamSpam ki bullet barrage]] towards the end of their battle, while ''casually walking through every bullet''.

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** And later, Cell mocks Vegeta's [[Main/BeamSpam [[BeamSpam ki bullet barrage]] towards the end of their battle, while ''casually walking through every bullet''.



* The Toyota Hilux that, in an episode of ''TopGear'', was placed on top of a 20-something story building, which was then demolished, is arguably a unique example of this trope. Big clouds of dust and debris spring up, slowly clearing to reveal the truck, which is then lifted from its landing on top of the rubble, refueled, and driven away.

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* The Toyota Hilux that, in an episode of ''TopGear'', ''Series/TopGear'', was placed on top of a 20-something story building, which was then demolished, is arguably a unique example of this trope. Big clouds of dust and debris spring up, slowly clearing to reveal the truck, which is then lifted from its landing on top of the rubble, refueled, and driven away.



** Suffice it to say that the truck is {{Made of|Iron}} [[JustForPun Iron]].
* The last day of the Battle of Gettysburg was an unfortunate case of this. Despite general basic knowledge, Lee's plan for the infamous "Pickett's Charge" was to level ''all'' Southern artillery on the Union center, blasting apart Union infantry deposits and artillery, in order to essentially destroy the Union center ''before'' the infantry even began their assault. It was a Napoleonic tactic known as a [[http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_feu_denfer_mean ''feu d'enfer'']]. The cannonade was said to be so thunderous, Lincoln in Washington D.C. could feel the earth shake. The problem: Southern artillery shells were defective, causing them to constantly overshoot their targets. This was unknown to them at the time, so while the Southern artillery wrecked utter hell on the Union supply lines and main base, it all happened ''behind'' the Union center. When the charge itself took place, the advancing Confederates found themselves assaulted by artillery and an ambush, and when close enough to the Union line, constant rifle fire and canister shot. They managed to inflict 1,500 casualties at the cost of over four times their own number (all their senior officers were killed as well), and the fact that they managed to even reach the Union line exceeded at least Longstreet's expectations.
** To make thing worse for the Confederates the Union commander realized what Lee was trying to do and ordered his guns to gradually stop firing to give the impression that they'd been hit. Then, when the charge started...
* Bombing operations in the Vietnam war which included "Rolling Thunder" and "Linebacker" dropped more ordinance than had ever been previously exploded in the history of war -- and did absolutely nothing to stop the Viet Cong. Their primary supply route -- the Ho Chi Minh trail which was nothing more than a dirt road through the jungle -- was constantly filled with bomb craters. The Viet Cong just filled in the craters and kept on moving.
** Operation Linebacker and Linebacker II were actually about bringing North Vietnam back to the negotiation table, and succeeded in their mission. In fact, the type of bombing seen in these operations were the kind the Air Force had wanted to employ during Rolling Thunder, but had been denied.

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** Suffice it to say that the truck is {{Made of|Iron}} [[JustForPun Iron]].
* The last day of the Battle of Gettysburg was an unfortunate case of this. Despite general basic knowledge, Lee's plan for the infamous "Pickett's Charge" was to level ''all'' Southern artillery on the Union center, blasting apart Union infantry deposits and artillery, in order to essentially destroy the Union center ''before'' the infantry even began their assault. It was a Napoleonic tactic known as a [[http://wiki.''[[http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_feu_denfer_mean ''feu d'enfer'']].feu d'enfer]]''. The cannonade was said to be so thunderous, Lincoln in Washington D.C. could feel the earth shake. The problem: Southern artillery shells were defective, causing them to constantly overshoot their targets. This was unknown to them at the time, so while the Southern artillery wrecked utter hell on the Union supply lines and main base, it all happened ''behind'' the Union center. When the charge itself took place, the advancing Confederates found themselves assaulted by artillery and an ambush, and when close enough to the Union line, constant rifle fire and canister shot. They managed to inflict 1,500 casualties at the cost of over four times their own number (all their senior officers were killed as well), and the fact that they managed to even reach the Union line exceeded at least Longstreet's expectations.
** To make thing worse for the Confederates Confederates, the Union commander realized what Lee was trying to do and ordered his guns to gradually stop firing to give the impression that they'd been hit. Then, when the charge started...
* Bombing operations in the Vietnam war UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar which included "Rolling Thunder" and "Linebacker" dropped more ordinance than had ever been previously exploded in the history of war -- and did absolutely nothing to stop the Viet Cong. Their primary supply route -- the Ho Chi Minh trail which was nothing more than a dirt road through the jungle -- was constantly filled with bomb craters. The Viet Cong just filled in the craters and kept on moving.
** Operation Operations Linebacker and Linebacker II were actually about bringing North Vietnam back to the negotiation table, and succeeded in their mission. In fact, the type of bombing seen in these operations were the kind the Air Force had wanted to employ during Rolling Thunder, but had been denied.
30th Aug '16 12:47:37 AM FordPrefect
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** This was still true for the "unarmored" American carriers, which had wood decks since wood absorbed shrapnel that would have simply ricocheted off metal british decks, potentially into something important. Despite this, they had armored ''hangars'' which were just a bit under the deck, meaning all the damage done was the ship equivalent of OnlyAFleshWound.
* You know, the 80 cm [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Schwerer Gustav]], the [[{{BFG}} biggest gun ever built]]? Only one of these guns was [[AwesomeButImpractical built in position]] (how else would you describe an artillery crew of 2500 personnel and a purpose-built railway branch?) in time for a military operation - the [[TheSiege Second Siege of Sevastopol]]. It then expended 48 rounds before completely wearing out its barrel. The Soviets failed to notice the tank-sized bunker-busters being lobbed at them. [[SubvertedTrope Except for that one time]] when the Severnaya Bay ammo dump went up. The thing is, it was [[ElaborateUndergroundBase protected by ten meters of ferro-concrete]] - and [[UpToEleven located under 30 meters of water]].

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** This was still true for the "unarmored" American carriers, which had wood decks since wood absorbed shrapnel that would have simply ricocheted off metal british British decks, potentially into something important. Despite this, they had armored ''hangars'' which were just a bit under the deck, meaning all the damage done was the ship equivalent of OnlyAFleshWound.
* You know, know the 80 cm [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Schwerer Gustav]], the [[{{BFG}} biggest gun ever built]]? Only one of these guns was [[AwesomeButImpractical built in position]] (how else would you describe an artillery crew of 2500 personnel and a purpose-built railway branch?) in time for a military operation - the [[TheSiege Second Siege of Sevastopol]]. It then expended 48 rounds before completely wearing out its barrel. The Soviets failed to notice the tank-sized bunker-busters being lobbed at them. [[SubvertedTrope Except for that one time]] when the Severnaya Bay ammo dump went up. The thing is, it was [[ElaborateUndergroundBase protected by ten meters of ferro-concrete]] - and [[UpToEleven located under 30 meters of water]].
30th Aug '16 12:45:14 AM FordPrefect
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* The Toyota Hilux that was, in an episode of ''TopGear'', placed on top of a 20-something story building, which was then demolished, is arguably a unique example of this trope. Big clouds of dust and debris spring up, slowly clearing to reveal the truck, which is then lifted from its landing on top of the rubble, refueled, and driven away.

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* The Toyota Hilux that was, that, in an episode of ''TopGear'', was placed on top of a 20-something story building, which was then demolished, is arguably a unique example of this trope. Big clouds of dust and debris spring up, slowly clearing to reveal the truck, which is then lifted from its landing on top of the rubble, refueled, and driven away.
30th Aug '16 12:44:09 AM FordPrefect
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* Wrestling/ChrisHero started to realize in 2009 after losing the Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla World Championship belt what many people already had. That his elbow strike was basically the worf barrage, and that he needed to rely more on his actual finishing moves.

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* Wrestling/ChrisHero started to realize in 2009 Wrestling/ChrisHero, after losing the Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla World Championship belt in 2009, started to realize what many people already had. That had: that his elbow strike was basically the worf barrage, Worf Barrage, and that he needed to rely more on his actual finishing moves.
28th Aug '16 11:58:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* You know, the 80 cm [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Schwerer Gustav]], the [[{{BFG}} biggest gun ever built]]? Only one of these guns was [[AwesomeButImpractical built in position]] (how else would you describe an artillery crew of 2500 personnel and a purpose-built railway branch?) in time for a military operation - the [[TheSiege Second Siege of Sevastopol]]. It then expended 48 rounds before completely wearing out its barrel. The Soviets failed to notice the tank-sized bunker-busters being lobbed at them. [[SubvertedTrope Except for that one time]] when the Severnaya Bay ammo dump went up. The thing is, it was [[ElaborateUndergroundBase protected by ten meters of ferro-concrete]] - and [[UpToEleven located under 30 meters of water]].

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* You know, the 80 cm [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Schwerer Gustav]], the [[{{BFG}} biggest gun ever built]]? Only one of these guns was [[AwesomeButImpractical built in position]] (how else would you describe an artillery crew of 2500 personnel and a purpose-built railway branch?) in time for a military operation - the [[TheSiege Second Siege of Sevastopol]]. It then expended 48 rounds before completely wearing out its barrel. The Soviets failed to notice the tank-sized bunker-busters being lobbed at them. [[SubvertedTrope Except for that one time]] when the Severnaya Bay ammo dump went up. The thing is, it was [[ElaborateUndergroundBase protected by ten meters of ferro-concrete]] - and [[UpToEleven located under 30 meters of water]].
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