History Main / TheWorfEffect

24th May '17 4:08:41 AM MagBas
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** [[YMMV/HomePage Your Mileage May Vary]]: Ares' bad rap comes from Athens, the most prominent Greek city state, which highly valued art and civilization, and since most written records are from Athens people tend to assume the views of Athens reflected the views of all Greece. In Sparta, however, Ares was the model soldier with unrivaled resilience and military intelligence, so venerated the Spartans honored him with human sacrifices. Among the Romans later on, Mars was second only to Jupiter in the Pantheon, was the father of the Roman people, and symbolized military power used to secure peace.
23rd May '17 10:56:52 PM BoggiFroggy
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** [[YMMV/Your Mileage May Vary]]: Ares' bad rap comes from Athens, the most prominent Greek city state, which highly valued art and civilization, and since most written records are from Athens people tend to assume the views of Athens reflected the views of all Greece. In Sparta, however, Ares was the model soldier with unrivaled resilience and military intelligence, so venerated the Spartans honored him with human sacrifices. Among the Romans later on, Mars was second only to Jupiter in the Pantheon, was the father of the Roman people, and symbolized military power used to secure peace.

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** [[YMMV/Your [[YMMV/HomePage Your Mileage May Vary]]: Ares' bad rap comes from Athens, the most prominent Greek city state, which highly valued art and civilization, and since most written records are from Athens people tend to assume the views of Athens reflected the views of all Greece. In Sparta, however, Ares was the model soldier with unrivaled resilience and military intelligence, so venerated the Spartans honored him with human sacrifices. Among the Romans later on, Mars was second only to Jupiter in the Pantheon, was the father of the Roman people, and symbolized military power used to secure peace.
23rd May '17 10:55:01 PM BoggiFroggy
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** [[YMMV/Your Mileage May Vary]]: Ares' bad rap comes from Athens, the most prominent Greek city state, which highly valued art and civilization, and since most written records are from Athens people tend to assume the views of Athens reflected the views of all Greece. In Sparta, however, Ares was the model soldier with unrivaled resilience and military intelligence, so venerated the Spartans honored him with human sacrifices. Among the Romans later on, Mars was second only to Jupiter in the Pantheon, was the father of the Roman people, and symbolized military power used to secure peace.
21st May '17 5:31:23 PM nombretomado
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* This is actively subverted in White Wolf's ''WerewolfTheForsaken''. The Rahu Auspice are the designated tough guy in any pack. What inborn ability do they gain for being Rahu? The ability to tell at a glance whether or not they could take a given opponent in a fight.

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* This is actively subverted in White Wolf's ''WerewolfTheForsaken''.''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''. The Rahu Auspice are the designated tough guy in any pack. What inborn ability do they gain for being Rahu? The ability to tell at a glance whether or not they could take a given opponent in a fight.
21st May '17 4:16:33 AM eroock
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[-[[caption-width-right:300:[[NarratingTheObvious This guy must be tough; he's beating up Superman!]]]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:296:[[NarratingTheObvious
This guy must be tough; he's beating up Superman!]]]]-]
22nd Apr '17 6:00:33 PM nombretomado
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* This particular effect happens to Yellow in ''SuperMarioBrosZ''. Supposedly the toughest of the [[PowerRangers Axem Rangers X]], not only does he get his first strike turned into a dud, he's also the first one of the group to be killed off when [[BigBad Mecha Sonic]] comes calling, followed quickly by the other four. Also, this effect happens earlier with the [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Koopa Bros]]. A couple episodes earlier, their [[GreenRocks Chaos Emerald]] fueled special attack decimated the heroes. Mecha Sonic blew through them like they were wet rice paper.

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* This particular effect happens to Yellow in ''SuperMarioBrosZ''.''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ''. Supposedly the toughest of the [[PowerRangers Axem Rangers X]], not only does he get his first strike turned into a dud, he's also the first one of the group to be killed off when [[BigBad Mecha Sonic]] comes calling, followed quickly by the other four. Also, this effect happens earlier with the [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Koopa Bros]]. A couple episodes earlier, their [[GreenRocks Chaos Emerald]] fueled special attack decimated the heroes. Mecha Sonic blew through them like they were wet rice paper.
17th Apr '17 12:21:14 PM Yukianesa
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** Probably the ultimate worf is the Imperial Guard. The standard Guardsman is armed with a laser rifle akin in terms of power to a modern battle rifle while being just as pin-point accurate as you'd expect a laser to be, and armoured in flak jackets and helmets impervious to civilian/police firearms and even capable of stopping high-powered rifle rounds and shotgun blasts; this is stuff that modern special forces would kill to get their hands on. Yet against just about everybody else in this setting, these remarkable weapons are derided as [[FanNickname "t-shirts and flashlights"]], and Guardsmen '''die in droves'''. It really does hammer home the fact that if any of the armies of ''40000'' attacked Earth in real life, all the combined might of every nation's military [[CurbStompBattle wouldn't last long at all]].
2nd Apr '17 5:16:40 PM nombretomado
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** [[PhantomBrave Ash]] also gets this treatment. After he and Marona joined the group, he gets taken out fairly quickly in fights, mainly against [[BigBad Baal]], or when he fights one of the item gods.

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** [[PhantomBrave [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave Ash]] also gets this treatment. After he and Marona joined the group, he gets taken out fairly quickly in fights, mainly against [[BigBad Baal]], or when he fights one of the item gods.
3rd Feb '17 12:00:46 AM thecarolinabull01
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** Delivered an almighty Glam Slam to the Women's Champion [[Wrestling/{{LayCool}} Michelle McCool]] and became the first person to pin her cleanly in over five months. To this day Michelle still hasn't beaten Beth cleanly.

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** Delivered an almighty Glam Slam to the Women's Champion [[Wrestling/{{LayCool}} Michelle McCool]] Wrestling/MichelleMcCool and became the first person to pin her cleanly in over five months. To this day Michelle still hasn't beaten Beth cleanly.
26th Jan '17 1:14:39 PM schoi30
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** Played with and ultimately subverted in ''Film/JurassicWorld''; [[spoiler: the ''I. rex'' gets the upper hand and soundly trashes the old ''T. rex'', but a timely distraction from [[RaptorAttack Blue]] gives the ''T. rex'' room to recover and overpower the ''I. rex'']]. Although played straight earlier on: one of the first victims of the ''I. rex'' is an ''Ankylosaurus'', a large herbivore with an armoured shell and a heavy bone club on the end of it's tail, which gets killed very quickly and [[OffWithItsHead messily]] by the abomination.

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** Played with and ultimately subverted in ''Film/JurassicWorld''; [[spoiler: the ''I. rex'' gets the upper hand and soundly trashes the old ''T. rex'', but a timely distraction from [[RaptorAttack Blue]] gives the ''T. rex'' room to recover and overpower the ''I. rex'']]. Although played straight earlier on: one of the first victims of the ''I. rex'' is an ''Ankylosaurus'', a large herbivore with an armoured shell and a heavy bone club on the end of it's tail, which gets killed very quickly and [[OffWithItsHead [[OffWithHisHead messily]] by the abomination.
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