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16th Feb '18 6:41:43 PM Daylight
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* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'' has Alys, a female bounty hunter who is famous worldwide for being a great warrior and always getting her target. Along with her young partner Chad, who is still a rookie and inexperience, Alys is made aware of a great evil threat and set out to stop it. This eventually leads them to their first encounter with dark sorcerer Dio, in which he fires a dark wave attack fatally wounding Alys who dies from it days later, leaving Chad to get revenge and stop the evil threat.
19th Dec '17 12:37:20 PM margdean56
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** Gilderoy Lockhart is a parody of this trope. He's amazing. A genius. He's defeated evil monster after evil monster- and his written works on how he did it has made him famous. Oddly enough, he seems rather hesitant to do anything in real life. Turns out that he's a total fake, not an expert at all. He's been stealing the defeats of evil monsters off other people, and erasing their memories, that being the ''one'' form of magic he has any talent at all for.

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** Gilderoy Lockhart is a parody of this trope. He's amazing. A genius. He's defeated evil monster after evil monster- and monster--and his written works on how he did it has have made him famous. Oddly enough, he seems rather hesitant to do anything in real life. Turns out that he's a total fake, not an expert at all. He's been stealing the defeats of evil monsters off other people, and erasing their memories, that being the ''one'' form of magic he has any talent at all for.
26th Nov '17 1:47:34 PM TheGreatConversation
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* In ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', [[TheAce Mercutio]] goes on a lengthy diatribe about MasterSwordsman Tybalt's prowess with a blade--half a scene before he challenges him to a duel and gets killed.
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23rd Oct '17 6:13:38 PM DocWildNole
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* Played with in the case of Luca Brasi, the Corleones' top hitman in ''Film/TheGodfather''. He doesn't survive his first onscreen encounter with armed opponents and ends up sleeping with the fishes. That said, his killers knew his reputation and didn't even try to take him in a straight-up fight, instead opting to get him InTheBack with a garrote while pinning his hand with a knife to keep him immobilized. The book takes this a step further by emphasizing that the murder took place in what was considered a TruceZone:

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* Played with Invoked/justified in the case of Luca Brasi, the Corleones' top hitman in ''Film/TheGodfather''. He doesn't survive his first onscreen encounter with armed opponents and ends up sleeping with the fishes. That said, This was because his killers knew his reputation and didn't even try to take him in a straight-up fight, instead opting fight. Instead they opted to get him InTheBack with a garrote garrote, while pinning his hand to a bar with a knife to keep him immobilized. The book takes this a step further by emphasizing that the murder took place in what was considered a TruceZone:
23rd Oct '17 12:57:53 PM DocWildNole
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--> Tom Hagen. By the way, we got the confirmation on Luca. They killed him the night before they shot your father. In Burns's nightclub. Imagine that?
--> Michael Corleone: No wonder they caught him off guard.

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--> Tom Hagen. '''Tom Hagen:''' By the way, we got the confirmation on Luca. They killed him the night before they shot your father. In Burns's Bruno's nightclub. Imagine that?
--> Michael Corleone: '''Michael Corleone:''' No wonder they caught him off guard.
23rd Oct '17 12:56:38 PM DocWildNole
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* Luca Brasi, the Corleones' top hitman in ''Film/TheGodfather'', doesn't survive his first onscreen encounter with armed opponents and ends up sleeping with the fishes. That said, his killers knew his reputation and didn't even try to take him in a straight-up fight, instead opting to get him InTheBack with a garrote while pinning his hand with a knife to keep him immobilized.

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* Played with in the case of Luca Brasi, the Corleones' top hitman in ''Film/TheGodfather'', ''Film/TheGodfather''. He doesn't survive his first onscreen encounter with armed opponents and ends up sleeping with the fishes. That said, his killers knew his reputation and didn't even try to take him in a straight-up fight, instead opting to get him InTheBack with a garrote while pinning his hand with a knife to keep him immobilized. The book takes this a step further by emphasizing that the murder took place in what was considered a TruceZone:
--> Tom Hagen. By the way, we got the confirmation on Luca. They killed him the night before they shot your father. In Burns's nightclub. Imagine that?
--> Michael Corleone: No wonder they caught him off guard.
22nd Oct '17 8:08:21 AM SpockHeavy
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Book 6]]; Dumbledore, an expert in magic and Voldemort, gets himself cursed by making a foolish move while retrieving Voldemort's ring horcrux. Justified by the fact that, by his own admission, his desperation to see his lost family and beg their forgiveness clouded his judgement.
** Mad-Eye Moody in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. He is described as a master duelist and an expert in fighting Dark Wizards, but is killed personally by [[BigBad Voldemort]] literally five chapters into the book. He doesn't put up much of a fight before going down, either. To be fair, though, he ''was'' left in a bad position, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption had no way of winning the battle]], and may not have had a chance to properly defend himself.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Book 6]]; Dumbledore, an expert in magic and Voldemort, gets himself cursed by making a foolish move while retrieving Voldemort's ring horcrux. Justified [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that, by his own admission, his desperation to see his lost family and beg their forgiveness clouded his judgement.
** Mad-Eye Moody in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. He is described as a master duelist and an expert in fighting Dark Wizards, but is killed personally by [[BigBad Voldemort]] literally five chapters into while escorting Harry to a safehouse. This is also somewhat justified, however, considering that Moody [[LetsSplitUpGang was acting as one of several decoys]] and was [[HeroicSacrifice fully aware that his reputation all but guaranteed he would be the book. He doesn't put up much of a fight before going down, either. To be fair, though, he ''was'' left in a bad position, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption had no way of winning the battle]], and may not have had a chance to properly defend himself. first one targeted]].
26th Sep '17 10:33:28 AM dclark
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* In general, comic book CrisisCrossovers frequently start off by killing or otherwise incapacitating some powerful mystical or cosmic entity (like Uatu the Watcher or the Spectre). Aside from [[WorfEffect showing off the villain's threat level]] and removing a character who might otherwise [[StoryBreakerPower handle the crisis on their own]], the character thus removed is likely to have been someone who could have contributed expert knowledge on the villain or his plans.

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* In general, a comic book CrisisCrossovers CrisisCrossover will frequently start off by killing or otherwise incapacitating some powerful mystical or cosmic entity (like Uatu the Watcher or the Spectre). Aside from [[WorfEffect showing off the villain's threat level]] and removing a character who might otherwise [[StoryBreakerPower handle the crisis on their own]], the character thus removed is likely to have been someone who could have contributed expert knowledge on the villain or his plans.
26th Sep '17 10:32:22 AM dclark
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* Marvel's Mister Immortal, founder of the Great Lakes Avengers ha sonly one superpower: He will resurrect in perfect health if killed. As such, he dies, repeatedly, as comically as possible.

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* Marvel's Mister Immortal, founder of In general, comic book CrisisCrossovers frequently start off by killing or otherwise incapacitating some powerful mystical or cosmic entity (like Uatu the Great Lakes Avengers ha sonly one superpower: He will resurrect in perfect health if killed. As such, he dies, repeatedly, as comically as possible.Watcher or the Spectre). Aside from [[WorfEffect showing off the villain's threat level]] and removing a character who might otherwise [[StoryBreakerPower handle the crisis on their own]], the character thus removed is likely to have been someone who could have contributed expert knowledge on the villain or his plans.
7th Aug '17 11:28:46 AM ScrewySqrl
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* Marvel's Mister Immortal, founder of the Great Lakes Avengers ha sonly one superpower: He will resurrect in perfect health if killed. As such, he dies, repeatedly, as comically as possible.
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