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12th Jun '18 10:33:53 PM RisefromYourGrave
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'''Note''': Please don't use this trope whenever someone losses a fight. It only applies if serves the purpose described above.

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'''Note''': Please don't use this trope whenever someone losses loses a fight. It only applies if serves the purpose described above.
29th May '18 9:48:57 AM thekingofpillowland
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** Dauntless is a superhero who is able to imbue items with power. InUniverse, it is speculated that he will one day be able to surpass [[WorldsStrongestMan the Triumvirate]]. So naturally he is TooPowerfulToLive and [[spoiler:bites it fighting Leviathan.]]
22nd May '18 3:54:28 PM MagBas
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*** [[YMMV]] The Spartans revered Ares as a model soldier of strength and military intelligence comparable to Athena. In Roma, Mars had a more dignified role as a military peacekeeper, second in power only to Jupiter.
22nd May '18 12:56:30 PM HissingKatz
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*** [[YMMV]] The Spartans revered Ares as a model soldier of strength and military intelligence comparable to Athena. In Roma, Mars had a more dignified role as a military peacekeeper, second in power only to Jupiter.
19th May '18 8:40:38 PM dasuberkaiser
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** The true master of this trope is ''Lancer''; he is established early on as being a badass while fighting Archer and almost kills Shiro and delivers a badass one-liner immediately following, but it's all downhill from there. In the Fate route he is [[spoiler:killed by Gilagmesh to establish how powerful he is]]. In Unlimited Blade Works he is [[spoiler: forced to kill himself by Kotomine ordering him to do so with a Command Spell]], though he does have his [[SugarWiki/MomentofAwesome chance to shine]] immediately following this. Finally in Heaven's Feel he [[spoiler: dies to establish True Assasin's cred.]] Although, his death in ''Heaven's Feel'' is because [[spoiler:Dark Sakura cornered him, meaning he would've died by either True Assassin or Dark Sakura. If Dark Sakura weren't there, True Assassin would've been gone as fast as he arrived.]]

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** The true master of this trope is ''Lancer''; he is established early on as being a badass while fighting Archer and almost kills Shiro and delivers a badass one-liner immediately following, but it's all downhill from there. In the Fate route he is [[spoiler:killed by Gilagmesh to establish how powerful he is]]. In Unlimited Blade Works he is [[spoiler: forced to kill himself by Kotomine ordering him to do so with a Command Spell]], though he does have his [[SugarWiki/MomentofAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome chance to shine]] immediately following this. Finally in Heaven's Feel he [[spoiler: dies to establish True Assasin's cred.]] Although, his death in ''Heaven's Feel'' is because [[spoiler:Dark Sakura cornered him, meaning he would've died by either True Assassin or Dark Sakura. If Dark Sakura weren't there, True Assassin would've been gone as fast as he arrived.]]
18th May '18 4:33:37 PM zeroflyingwherever
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* Epic from ''Disgaea: Jewel of the gods'' is an example. He's introduced by taking out an immortal, giant enemy that Laharl, Adell, and Mao couldn't beat. After that he get's dominated by Etna, a reaper, Baal's minions, [[TheDragon Baal's right hand man Fried]], Baal, Raiden, and Alex, mixing in some ButtMonkey status along the way.

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* Epic from ''Disgaea: Jewel of the gods'' is an example. He's introduced by taking out an immortal, giant enemy that Laharl, Adell, and Mao couldn't beat. After that he get's gets dominated by Etna, a reaper, Baal's minions, [[TheDragon Baal's right hand man Fried]], Baal, Raiden, and Alex, mixing in some ButtMonkey status along the way.



** In ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'', they have their villain stab [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Kyle Katarn]] through the chest. Thankfully, this get's reversed, and Kyle's shown much more respect, in the ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'' books.

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** In ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'', they have their villain stab [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Kyle Katarn]] through the chest. Thankfully, this get's gets reversed, and Kyle's shown much more respect, in the ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'' books.
16th May '18 8:21:38 AM bitemytail
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->''"He's the guy who's here to act tough so new characters can wreck him when they're introduced thus proving to the rest of us how amazing they are! Like [[Franchise/XMen Wolverine]] or [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf]]."''

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->''"He's the guy who's here to act tough so new characters can wreck him when they're introduced thus proving to the rest of us how amazing they are! Like [[Franchise/XMen Wolverine]] Wolverine or [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf]].Worf."''
13th May '18 4:57:58 PM jtierney50
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13th May '18 4:57:05 PM jtierney50
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** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', franchise newcomers Film/BlackPanther and [[Film/SpiderManHomecoming Spider-Man]] both take on powerful heroes and win; the former chases Captain America, Falcon, and Bucky across Bucharest and only stops when all four are arrested, and the latter steals Captain America's shield, catches Bucky's metal fist in one handed, webs both him and Falcon to the floor, and [[spoiler:even comes up with the plan to take down Giant-Man]].

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** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', franchise newcomers Film/BlackPanther and [[Film/SpiderManHomecoming Spider-Man]] both take on powerful heroes and win; the former chases Captain America, Falcon, and Bucky across Bucharest and only stops when all four are arrested, and the latter steals Captain America's shield, catches Bucky's metal fist in one handed, webs both him and Falcon to the floor, and [[spoiler:even comes up with the plan to take down Giant-Man]]. Both show how powerful they are and that they are able to go toe-to-toe with the other Avengers.
13th May '18 4:54:48 PM jtierney50
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* ''Film/AntMan'': Scott makes it to the roof of the Avenger's Headquarters only to be confronted by well-established hero, Comicbook/TheFalcon. In quick succession Scott enters the Avengers HQ, defeats Falcon in a one-on-one fight, and escapes to reveal he successfully completed the mission. Being able to hang with Falcon proves his mettle as a superhero on par with the Avengers.

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* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', anyone who faces against the [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes titular villain]] is easily dealt with. ComicBook/TheFalcon suffered a CurbStompBattle while ''in his wing suit'', and [[Comicbook/BlackWIdow Natasha]], who put up one hell of a fight, was quickly overwhelmed by his combat ability and shot in the shoulder. The only exception to this is [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve]], who early on defeated [[BadassNormal Batroc]] and later an entire elevator filled with ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents entirely on his own. It's shown that Steve and the Winter Soldier are equals in one-on-one combat, due to being the only physically enhanced humans in the entire film. This is all to build suspense, as while Steve is the only one capable of defeating the Winter Soldier in combat, [[spoiler:he is also the ''least'' capable person of facing against him, due to the Winter Soldier's true identity as Bucky Barnes, Steve's long-thought dead best friend.]]
** WordOfGod from director James Gunn is that this was the exact reason [[spoiler: The Other]] was killed off in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.
--->'''James Gunn''': So thatís part of it, and then part of it is the fact that youíre setting up this incredibly powerful character, but you donít want to belittle the actual antagonist of the film, which is Ronan. You donít want him to seem like a big wussy. So how do you make that work? And thatís why Ronan kills [[spoiler: The Other]]. I thought that was interesting, because weíve had [[spoiler: the Other]], whoís obviously very powerful even in comparison to Loki, and then we see Ronan wipe his ass with him.
** A heroic inversion for Vision in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': although to him it's a meaningless but polite gesture, his ability to wield Mjolnir - which the other Avengers, including Quicksilver, couldn't wield and Captain America could barely move - cements both his power and status as a pure, good being (although Tony and Cap later both argue that because he's [=AI=], it doesn't count).
*** Earlier in the film, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch both easily overwhelm the other Avengers: Quicksilver is too fast for Captain America to keep track of, and Scarlet Witch is able to implant psychic visions in Captain America and Thor and force Banner to Hulk out.
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''Film/AntMan'': Scott makes it to the roof of the Avenger's Headquarters only to be confronted by well-established hero, Comicbook/TheFalcon. In quick succession Scott enters the Avengers HQ, defeats Falcon in a one-on-one fight, and escapes to reveal he successfully completed the mission. Being able to hang with Falcon proves his mettle as a superhero on par with the Avengers.Avengers.
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', franchise newcomers Film/BlackPanther and [[Film/SpiderManHomecoming Spider-Man]] both take on powerful heroes and win; the former chases Captain America, Falcon, and Bucky across Bucharest and only stops when all four are arrested, and the latter steals Captain America's shield, catches Bucky's metal fist in one handed, webs both him and Falcon to the floor, and [[spoiler:even comes up with the plan to take down Giant-Man]].
** In the first act of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Hela quickly kills [[spoiler: Volstagg, Fandral and Hogun]] from the previous [[Film/{{Thor}} two]] [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld movies]] to show how deadly she is. She also wields and subsequently destroys Mjolnir in her ''first scene'' before hijacking the Bifrost as Thor and Loki escape and throwing them off to Sakaar.
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': Wanna show just how strong Thanos is after years of buildup as TheDreaded? Have him wipe the floor with the ''Hulk'' in a fight and kill the very powerful [[spoiler:Heimdall and Loki]]. All in the opening scene.



* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', anyone who faces against the [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes titular villain]] is easily dealt with. ComicBook/TheFalcon suffered a CurbStompBattle while ''in his wing suit'', and [[Comicbook/BlackWIdow Natasha]], who put up one hell of a fight, was quickly overwhelmed by his combat ability and shot in the shoulder. The only exception to this is [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve]], who early on defeated [[BadassNormal Batroc]] and later an entire elevator filled with ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents entirely on his own. It's shown that Steve and the Winter Soldier are equals in one-on-one combat, due to being the only physically enhanced humans in the entire film. This is all to build suspense, as while Steve is the only one capable of defeating the Winter Soldier in combat, [[spoiler:he is also the ''least'' capable person of facing against him, due to the Winter Soldier's true identity as Bucky Barnes, Steve's long-thought dead best friend.]]
* WordOfGod from director James Gunn is that this was the exact reason [[spoiler: The Other]] was killed off in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.
-->'''James Gunn''': So thatís part of it, and then part of it is the fact that youíre setting up this incredibly powerful character, but you donít want to belittle the actual antagonist of the film, which is Ronan. You donít want him to seem like a big wussy. So how do you make that work? And thatís why Ronan kills [[spoiler: The Other]]. I thought that was interesting, because weíve had [[spoiler: the Other]], whoís obviously very powerful even in comparison to Loki, and then we see Ronan wipe his ass with him.



* In the first act of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Hela quickly kills [[spoiler: Volstagg, Fandral and Hogun]] from the previous [[Film/{{Thor}} two]] [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld movies]] to show how deadly she is.



* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': Wanna show just how strong Thanos is after years of buildup as TheDreaded? Have him wipe the floor with the ''Hulk'' in a fight and kill the very powerful [[spoiler:Heimdall and Loki]]. All in the opening scene.
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