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28th Nov '16 10:47:19 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Film/PacificRim'', when Crimson Typhoon is introduced, its impressive combat record is listed along with a description of its ace pilots. When Cherno Alpha is introduced, it's revealed that not only is it a Mark 1 Jaeger, making it the oldest still functioning, but it's the largest and heaviest Jaeger around. It's also stated that the perimeter it was assigned to went 6 years without being breached by a {{Kaiju}} attack. [[spoiler: During the Hong Kong attack, both Alpha and Crimson get to show off their skills, but are completely destroyed by the two attacking Kaiju, effectively spelling out just how dangerous they must be to eliminate such powerful Jaegers with so little effort. Gipsy Danger's ability to defeat both by itself (albeit one at a time, ''after'' they had split up) illustrates just how powerful it is, despite the rust it has in some inconvenient places.]]

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* In ''Film/PacificRim'', when Crimson Typhoon is introduced, its impressive combat record is listed along with a description of its ace pilots. When Cherno Alpha is introduced, it's revealed that not only is it a Mark 1 Jaeger, making it the oldest still functioning, but it's the largest and heaviest Jaeger around. It's also stated that the perimeter it was assigned to went 6 years without being breached by a {{Kaiju}} attack. [[spoiler: During the Hong Kong attack, both Alpha and Crimson get to show off their skills, but are completely destroyed by the two attacking Kaiju, effectively spelling out just how dangerous they must be to eliminate such powerful Jaegers with so little effort. Gipsy Danger's ability to defeat both by itself (albeit one at a time, ''after'' they had split up) illustrates just how powerful it is, despite the rust it has in some inconvenient places. Striker Eureka is also defeated in the battle but is not an example; it was taken out by a specialized attack that the other nuclear-powered Jaegers were immune to.]]
28th Nov '16 10:42:40 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** And the ''Enterprise'' itself, boasted as one of the most advanced ships in the Federation fleet (a few years prior), [[spoiler:gets curbstomped by the ''Vengeance'' (A brand-new, so logically even more advanced) without even being able to fire a single shot back. An understandable outcome for a cruiser versus a battleship]].

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** And the ''Enterprise'' itself, boasted as one of the most advanced ships in the Federation fleet (a few years prior), [[spoiler:gets curbstomped by the ''Vengeance'' (A brand-new, so logically even more advanced) without even being able to fire a single shot back. An understandable outcome for a cruiser versus a battleship]].battleship. Khan also mentions later that the Vengeance was specifically designed for that kind of overwhelming Warp ambush, previously thought to be impossible]].
3rd Nov '16 10:05:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the later novels of Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''[[HumanxCommonwealth Flinx and Pip]]'' series, [[ABoyAndHisX Pip]] suffers from this trope. Any time a serious threat to Flinx presents itself, the very first thing it does is restrain or otherwise deal with his minidrag.

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* In the later novels of Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''[[HumanxCommonwealth ''[[Literature/HumanxCommonwealth Flinx and Pip]]'' series, [[ABoyAndHisX Pip]] suffers from this trope. Any time a serious threat to Flinx presents itself, the very first thing it does is restrain or otherwise deal with his minidrag.
26th Oct '16 9:31:48 PM PaulA
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* PeterDavid uses this sparingly in ''StarTrekNewFrontier'', mainly because the Excalibur's version of Worf, Kebron, is a veritable walking landmass. But being used sparingly, it's much more effective: When someone can topple Kebron, you know they're trouble.

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* PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid uses this sparingly in ''StarTrekNewFrontier'', ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'', mainly because the Excalibur's version of Worf, Kebron, is a veritable walking landmass. But being used sparingly, it's much more effective: When someone can topple Kebron, you know they're trouble.
28th Sep '16 11:40:02 PM Gairyuki
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** Worf himself did not escape this trope when it came time for the cast of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' to make it to the big screen. In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', his ship ([[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9's]] ''Defiant'', a SuperPrototype originally designed with the Borg in mind, if you're keeping track) is damaged early on against a massive Borg Cube and he is forced to hang out on the Enterprise for the rest of the movie. But averted for most of the movie when he proceeds to wreck every Borg drone he encounters.

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** Worf himself did not escape this trope when it came time for the cast of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' to make it to the big screen. In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', his ship ([[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9's]] ''Defiant'', a SuperPrototype originally designed with the Borg in mind, if you're keeping track) is damaged early on against a massive Borg Cube (on-screen, at least, as it's implied that it's one of the only ships still intact and even at fighting capability from when they first clashed with the cube ''at the edge of the Solar System''! "Tough little ship", indeed) and he is forced to hang out on the Enterprise for the rest of the movie. But averted for most of the movie when he proceeds to wreck every Borg drone he encounters.
4th Sep '16 10:31:09 AM BattleMaster
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* In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', there was a time period during the early Clan invasion until just before the Fed-Com Civil War where new 'Mechs such as the Clan Omnis or advanced-tech Inner Sphere assault 'Mechs had to quickly make names for themselves. In these cases they were often shown destroying an ''Atlas'', otherwise revered as one of the biggest, toughest, and most dangerous Battlemechs around.

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* In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', there was a time period during the early Clan invasion until just before the Fed-Com Civil War where new 'Mechs such as the Clan Omnis or advanced-tech Inner Sphere assault 'Mechs had to quickly make names for themselves. In these cases they were often shown destroying an ''Atlas'', otherwise revered as one of the biggest, toughest, and most dangerous Battlemechs around. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because while the ''Atlas'' is a famous mech with a fearsome reputation in-universe, it's not actually that great of a mech and therefore it's pretty easy to build soemthing that's more powerful than it is, especially if the new mech has more advanced weaponry and equipment.
2nd Sep '16 5:13:37 AM Coso
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** Early in UBW, Servant Rider is hit by this trope. [[spoiler: Although being regarded as one of the strongest Servant, she is killed off-screen with "Just one blow" by Caster's Master Kuzuki Souchirou, who is a mere human with his strength enhanced by Servant Caster's magic. A similar fate will almost fall upon Servant Saber, regarded as the strongest servant.]]
29th Aug '16 5:24:35 AM carralpha
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* Parodied in [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2015/10/12/why-cant-avengers-infinity-war-cost-1-billion/#7352f144579f this]] Forbes article speculating on the events of AvengersInfinityWar:
-->'''Steve:''' Oh my god, Thanos has just murdered Iron Man, the central character to this entire Marvel Universe thus far! I would have thought Tony was untouchable, but Thanos just killed him!
--> '''Scott:''' Wow, if he can do that, he really must be the great and powerful villain that we all suspected that he was!
--> '''Thor:''' Right you are, tiny friend! This Thanos character is indeed beyond any mere foe we have ever faced!



21st Aug '16 9:32:06 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' series, kender are supposed to be immune to fear. Consequently, they're almost constantly having a strange, new, unfamiliar feeling to let the reader know something is so scary that even they got scared!

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* In the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' series, kender are supposed to be immune to fear. Consequently, they're almost constantly having a strange, new, unfamiliar feeling to let the reader know something is so scary that even they got scared!
19th Aug '16 3:42:41 PM Ninja857142
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[NobleBigot Equius]], the strongest of the trolls, (he ''[[TestosteronePoisoning punched the head off an ogre with his bare hands!]]'') is [[spoiler: easily strangled to death by [[MonsterClown Gamzee]] as his first victim]]. This is arguably both a [[PlayedStraight straight play]] and a subversion, since WordOfGod says [[spoiler: he could have easily broken the bowstring with his STRONG neck, but didn't because [[FantasticRacism Gamzee is a highblood]] and therefore had the right to kill him]], [[CombatSadomasochist at least in Equius' mind]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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[[NobleBigot Equius]], the strongest of the trolls, (he ''[[TestosteronePoisoning punched the head off an ogre with his bare hands!]]'') is [[spoiler: easily strangled to death by [[MonsterClown Gamzee]] as his first victim]]. This is arguably both a [[PlayedStraight straight play]] and a subversion, since WordOfGod says [[spoiler: he could have easily broken the bowstring with his STRONG neck, but didn't because [[FantasticRacism Gamzee is a highblood]] and therefore had the right to kill him]], [[CombatSadomasochist at least in Equius' mind]].



** Jade Harley is the most powerful God-Tier kid in the series. She has limitless power derived from the First Guardians as well as God-Tier, and is capable of effortlessly shrinking planets down to small size. [[spoiler: Gets her ass kicked by [[TheFool Jake English]] of all people using a huge blast of concentrated hope.]]

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** Jade Harley is the most powerful God-Tier kid in the series. She has limitless power abilities derived from the Green Sun, the power source of the First Guardians Guardians, as well as God-Tier, and is capable of effortlessly shrinking planets down to small size. [[spoiler: Gets her ass kicked by [[spoiler:As it turns out, not even the Green Sun can match the [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower fully unleashed power of hope]] from [[TheFool Jake English]] of all people using a huge blast of concentrated hope.people.]]
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