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18th Jan '17 11:57:35 AM luiginumber3
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': While Ulrich's [[DopplegangerAttack Triplicata]] isn't specifically the Ultimate attack (after all, who need a ultimate attack in a show where most enemies can be killed in one shot as long as you hit them in the weak point ?), and was actually quite weak in season 1, but in season 2, it had become incredibly powerful, once allowing him to take down a whole army of monster of his own. In season 4, however, he used it only once against [[SixthRangerTraitor William]]. William immediatly finds which Ulrich is the real one and devirtualizes him instantly, ending the move in a few seconds.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': While Ulrich's [[DopplegangerAttack Triplicata]] Triplicate]] isn't specifically the Ultimate attack (after all, who need a an ultimate attack in a show where most enemies (most of XANA's monsters can be killed in one shot as long as you hit them in the weak point ?), anyway), and was actually quite weak in season 1, but in season 2, 2 it had become incredibly powerful, once allowing him to take down a whole army of monster of monsters on his own. In season 4, however, he used it only once against [[SixthRangerTraitor William]]. William]], and William immediatly finds immediately found out which Ulrich is was the real one and devirtualizes was able to devirtualize him instantly, ending the move in a few seconds.
16th Jan '17 9:20:07 PM DustSnitch
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* The supposedly almighty Dragon Slave spell in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' often works like this, often being used only to show that the new villain is just {{Badass}} enough to withstand it.

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* The supposedly almighty Dragon Slave spell in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' often works like this, often being used only to show that the new villain is just {{Badass}} badass enough to withstand it.



*** A notable aversion for a Shonen is Natsu's Guren Bakuenjin(Crimson-Lotus Exploding Blade), which he always saves as his FinishingMove for whatever BigBad he fights and it never fails. The only time it was proven ineffective was against Gildartz, which is justified because it's [[{{Badass}} Gildartz]].

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*** A notable aversion for a Shonen is Natsu's Guren Bakuenjin(Crimson-Lotus Exploding Blade), which he always saves as his FinishingMove for whatever BigBad he fights and it never fails. The only time it was proven ineffective was against Gildartz, which is justified because it's [[{{Badass}} Gildartz]].Gildartz.



* This happens in ''[[Franchise/StargateVerse [=Stargate=]]]'' a few times. The most notable examples are in the ''Atlantis'' finale. You know a ship is {{Badass}} when it takes only minimal damage from Asgard plasma beams and withstands a barrage of Ancient drone weapons.

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* This happens in ''[[Franchise/StargateVerse [=Stargate=]]]'' a few times. The most notable examples are in the ''Atlantis'' finale. You know a ship is {{Badass}} badass when it takes only minimal damage from Asgard plasma beams and withstands a barrage of Ancient drone weapons.
16th Jan '17 9:05:03 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's]] God Blast only [[AttackBackfire supercharged]] Raiden]].

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** [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's]] God Blast only [[AttackBackfire supercharged]] [[Franchise/MortalKombat Raiden]].



** During the [[Franchise/StreetFigther M. Bison]] vs. [[Franchise/MortalKombat 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 [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]] vs. [[Franchise/MortalKombat 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:
16th Jan '17 12:03:13 PM MiddleEighth
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*In a rare heroic example, in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' Oricum the wizard hits NighInvulnerable Paul twice in rapid succession with enormous bolts of lightning, scorching the ground and creating a small glassy crater... and, after his eyes adjust from the flash, he discovers that all he succeeded in doing is [[LightningCanDoAnything intoxicating Paul and giving him an orgasm (and, later, triggering in him the ability to see magic and power).]]
13th Jan '17 9:21:50 AM luord
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** [[PlayingWithFire Fire Style]], up to and including [[HellFire Amaterasu]] and its derivates, was the only basic nature that didn't get at least one win across the whole manga. Every time those techniques are used on summons, clones, weapons, etc, they burn them to ash. When they are used against actual people, they ''always'' fail, sometimes [[ConvectionSchmonvection hilariously]]. As a matter of fact, the only two people were shown (barely) hurt by fire across most (if not the entire) of the manga were Sasuke and Itachi ([[{{Irony}} the two most predominant fire users]]) during their battle.

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** [[PlayingWithFire Fire Style]], up to and including [[HellFire Amaterasu]] and its derivates, was the only basic nature that didn't get at least one win across the whole manga. Every time those techniques are used on summons, clones, weapons, etc, they burn them to ash. When they are used against actual people, they ''always'' fail, sometimes [[ConvectionSchmonvection hilariously]]. As a matter of fact, the The only two people were shown (barely) time anyone was ever seriously hurt by fire across most (if not was when the entire) of the manga were Raikage did it to himself to attack Sasuke and Itachi ([[{{Irony}} the two most predominant fire users]]) during their battle.[[OnlyAFleshWound that didn't slow him down that much anyway]].
5th Jan '17 10:38:23 AM luord
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* ''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).
** Although it should be noted that on the rare occasions Might Guy uses these powers, he wins. Apparently the problem is with Lee, not the techniques.
** Despite the [[SuperpowerLottery Sharingan's]] literally [[StoryBreakerPower manga-breaking power]], almost every time it's been showcased by any character not named Itachi it's been countered to an extent by other characters in the story.
*** Done to a hilarious degree in the [[spoiler:Sasuke vs. Raikage]] fight, when [[spoiler:Sasuke uses Amaterasu and Susanoo, two techniques which though used by Itachi to deadly effect and touted by other characters as "invincible", ''at the same time''. The Raikage judo chops right through it. His armor even protects him from [[ConvectionSchmonvection Amaterasu's heat]]. Though he removes his arm to prevent it from spreading and burning him when he inevitably is forced to switch off the armor. Although [[WorfHadTheFlu Sasuke wasn't using full power Susanoo at the time.]]]]
*** Another case would be the one time Sasuke used Tsukuyomi, which was in his fight against Killer Bee, which didn't work on him [[spoiler:because the 8-tailed beast broke the genjustu]].
** Really, [[ConvectionSchmonvection just about any Katon jutsu]]. In theory they are some of the strongest techniques around. In practice, any time they are used on anyone the person just shrugs it off without so much as a singed hair.
*** Amaterasu [[ZigZaggingTrope zig zags on this]] more than any other technique. It has been used to burn a hole through a powerful fire resistant barrier, kill off some of the snakes that form Orochimaru's body, one shotted Nagato's unkillable dog...its failures include but are not limited to Gaara, Sasuke, Killer Bee, A and most {{egregious}}ly, Karin. Extremely mildly justified in most cases by the user not wanting to actually kill the target, but when you've got a technique that is hot as the sun, they wouldn't have the time to shut it off before the target is burned to ash. In A's case his BattleAura protected him, and he only removed his arm to prevent Amaterasu from spreading when he ran out of energy to keep the BattleAura going.
** Though Sage Mode is Jiraiya's ultimate Super Mode, and gives his ninjutsu massive power boosts, all of them were rendered useless against Nagato even when he was barely using half of his full power.
** Sasuke has consistently failed to kill ''anyone'' outright with the Chidori, a move that is said to be a one hit kill assassination technique.
** Similarly, but on a smaller scale, nearly every time Naruto attempted the Rasengan against Kabuto, he both failed to actually deal significant injury ''and'' nearly had his heart fail due to an attack received at the same time. [[spoiler:Worse is, the second time [[BodyDouble it wasn't even actually Kabuto]].]]
** [[spoiler:And the Third Raikage proved how ridiculously tough he was by {{No Sell}}ing a Rasenshuriken.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[EldritchAbomination Ten-Tails]] in its ''initial'' form [[NoSell tanked]] a combined Bijudama from Naruto and Bee using the powers of Kurama and Gyuki (the two strongest Tailed Beasts barring the Ten-Tails). Said Bijudama could be seen from orbit and needed to be shown via the curve of the Earth to show how monstrously powerful the technique was. The Ten-Tails lies on the ground for several moments, Naruto, Bee, Kakashi, and Gai think it's destroyed/dead...then it lifts up its head to show off its unique eye and it's not even ''damaged''!]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' offers several examples, most glaringly ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'':
** [[PlayingWithFire Fire Style]], up to and including [[HellFire Amaterasu]] and its derivates, was
the Primary Lotus and Eight Chakra Gates. The only basic nature that didn't get at least one win across the whole manga. Every 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).
** Although it should be noted that on the rare occasions Might Guy uses these powers, he wins. Apparently the problem is with Lee, not the techniques.
** Despite the [[SuperpowerLottery Sharingan's]] literally [[StoryBreakerPower manga-breaking power]], almost every time it's been showcased by any character not named Itachi it's been countered to an extent by other characters in the story.
*** Done to a hilarious degree in the [[spoiler:Sasuke vs. Raikage]] fight, when [[spoiler:Sasuke uses Amaterasu and Susanoo, two
those techniques which though are used by Itachi on summons, clones, weapons, etc, they burn them to deadly effect and touted by other characters as "invincible", ''at the same time''. The Raikage judo chops right through it. His armor even protects him from ash. When they are used against actual people, they ''always'' fail, sometimes [[ConvectionSchmonvection Amaterasu's heat]]. Though he removes his arm to prevent it from spreading and burning him when he inevitably is forced to switch off hilariously]]. As a matter of fact, the armor. Although [[WorfHadTheFlu only two people were shown (barely) hurt by fire across most (if not the entire) of the manga were Sasuke wasn't using full power Susanoo at and Itachi ([[{{Irony}} the time.]]]]
*** Another case would be the one time Sasuke used Tsukuyomi, which was in his fight against Killer Bee, which didn't work on him [[spoiler:because the 8-tailed beast broke the genjustu]].
** Really, [[ConvectionSchmonvection just about any Katon jutsu]]. In theory they are some of the strongest techniques around. In practice, any time they are used on anyone the person just shrugs it off without so much as a singed hair.
*** Amaterasu [[ZigZaggingTrope zig zags on this]] more than any other technique. It has been used to burn a hole through a powerful
two most predominant fire resistant barrier, kill off some of the snakes that form Orochimaru's body, one shotted Nagato's unkillable dog...its failures include but are not limited to Gaara, Sasuke, Killer Bee, A and most {{egregious}}ly, Karin. Extremely mildly justified in most cases by the user not wanting to actually kill the target, but when you've got a technique that is hot as the sun, they wouldn't have the time to shut it off before the target is burned to ash. In A's case his BattleAura protected him, and he only removed his arm to prevent Amaterasu from spreading when he ran out of energy to keep the BattleAura going.
** Though Sage Mode is Jiraiya's ultimate Super Mode, and gives his ninjutsu massive power boosts, all of them were rendered useless against Nagato even when he was barely using half of his full power.
users]]) during their battle.
** Sasuke has consistently failed to kill ''anyone'' outright with the Chidori, a move that is said to be a one hit kill assassination technique.
** Similarly, but on a smaller scale, nearly every time Naruto attempted
technique. Kakashi, the Rasengan against Kabuto, he both failed to actually deal significant injury ''and'' nearly had his heart fail due to an attack received at the same time. [[spoiler:Worse is, the second time [[BodyDouble it wasn't even actually Kabuto]].]]
** [[spoiler:And the Third Raikage proved how ridiculously tough he was by {{No Sell}}ing a Rasenshuriken.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[EldritchAbomination Ten-Tails]] in its ''initial'' form [[NoSell tanked]] a combined Bijudama from Naruto and Bee using the powers
inventor of Kurama and Gyuki (the two strongest Tailed Beasts barring the Ten-Tails). Said Bijudama could be seen from orbit and needed to be shown via the curve of the Earth to show how monstrously powerful the technique was. The Ten-Tails lies who taught it to Sasuke, only killed two people with it during the main story and that was because one jumped in front of him and the other was already on the ground for several moments, Naruto, Bee, Kakashi, and Gai think it's destroyed/dead...then it lifts up its head to show off its unique eye and it's not even ''damaged''!]]ground, defeated. Against redshirts, however, the Chidori averts this.
3rd Jan '17 9:05:19 PM dotchan
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** See also pretty much every time Asuka sorties Unit 02 against an Angel without immediate support, especially in "Both of You, Dance Like You Want To Win".

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** See also pretty much every time Asuka sorties Unit 02 against an Angel without immediate support, support (except her debut), especially in "Both of You, Dance Like You Want To Win".
3rd Jan '17 9:04:10 PM dotchan
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* [[Manga/OnePunchMan Lord Boros]] shows two of these during his fight with Saitama: His Meteoric Burst and his Collapsing Star Roaring Cannon. The Meteoric Burst is a [[SuperEmpowering Self-Empowering]] DangerousForbiddenTechnique much like Goku's Kaioken, while the [[{{KamehameHadoken}} Collapsing Star Roaring Cannon]] is a planet-busting beam fired while in the previous form. Of course, this being [[ComicallyInvincibleHero Saitama]], neither manages to do any harm to him (even when he uses the power of the Meteoric Burst to knock Saitama to '''the moon'''), and in fact he splits the CSRC with a [[CallingYourAttack "Serious Series" Punch]], which Boros claims wasn't even a fraction of his true strength.

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* [[Manga/OnePunchMan ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': Lord Boros]] Boros shows two of these during his fight with Saitama: His Meteoric Burst and his Collapsing Star Roaring Cannon. The Meteoric Burst is a [[SuperEmpowering Self-Empowering]] DangerousForbiddenTechnique much like Goku's Kaioken, while the [[{{KamehameHadoken}} Collapsing Star Roaring Cannon]] is a planet-busting beam fired while in the previous form. Of course, this being [[ComicallyInvincibleHero Saitama]], neither manages to do any harm to him (even when he uses the power of the Meteoric Burst to knock Saitama to '''the moon'''), and in fact he splits the CSRC with a [[CallingYourAttack "Serious Series" Punch]], which Boros claims wasn't even a fraction of his true strength.
9th Dec '16 7:46:20 PM Mr.Aarons
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*** In a deleted, alternate ending where Vanko did not become yet another armored up vrrsion of one of Tony's villains, the Ex-Wife worked fine serving as a literal [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]] to end with a bang.

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*** In a deleted, alternate ending where Vanko did not become yet another armored up vrrsion of one of Tony's villains, the Ex-Wife worked fine serving as a literal [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]] to [[DefeatEqualsExplosion end with a bang.bang]].
9th Dec '16 7:21:43 PM Mr.Aarons
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*** In a deleted, alternate ending where Vanko did not become yet another armored up vrrsion of one of Tony's villains, the Ex-Wife worked fine serving as a literal [[Chekhov's Gun]] to end with a bang.

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*** In a deleted, alternate ending where Vanko did not become yet another armored up vrrsion of one of Tony's villains, the Ex-Wife worked fine serving as a literal [[Chekhov's [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]] to end with a bang.
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