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17th Jan '16 4:00:17 PM PixelKnight
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Compare to PoorPredictableRock. See also its ProfessionalWrestling equivalent, FiveMovesOfDoom.
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Compare to PoorPredictableRock. PoorPredictableRock and ComplacentGamingSyndrome. See also its ProfessionalWrestling equivalent, FiveMovesOfDoom. FiveMovesOfDoom.
5th Nov '15 6:03:14 PM nombretomado
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* By the time Bit Villains Rouge and Pantyhose are battling over his home, Ranma in ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' has an impressive array of deadly combat techniques such as ki blasts, invisibility, and the ability to create tornadoes. But he uses none of them, despite the fact a giant monster and a demon-goddess are wrecking the neighborhood. Secret techniques are usually used only in the story arcs they are learned in, when they'll be useless to the good guys, or in the Final Story Arc. He usually relies on his other skills and the Saotome Secret Technique (Run Away! Run Away!), which provides dramatic tension and the possibility of failure.
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* By the time Bit Villains Rouge and Pantyhose are battling over his home, Ranma in ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has an impressive array of deadly combat techniques such as ki blasts, invisibility, and the ability to create tornadoes. But he uses none of them, despite the fact a giant monster and a demon-goddess are wrecking the neighborhood. Secret techniques are usually used only in the story arcs they are learned in, when they'll be useless to the good guys, or in the Final Story Arc. He usually relies on his other skills and the Saotome Secret Technique (Run Away! Run Away!), which provides dramatic tension and the possibility of failure.
6th Aug '15 1:59:08 PM ChaoticNovelist
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bitching.
This is usually a JustifiedTrope, as it wouldn't make for much CharacterDevelopment if a character was able to pull a new attack out of their hat every episode. Further, it makes sense that a veteran fighter would use the moves that he knows work, instead of trying a risky new strategy that could easily backfire. But still, when you hear the CombatCommentator explain that this character has an insane library of powerful attacks, you can't help but wonder... Most often than not, it's purposely done to make for easy {{Asspull}}s later on down the line.
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This is usually a JustifiedTrope, as it wouldn't make for much CharacterDevelopment if a character was able to pull a new attack out of their hat every episode. Further, it makes sense that a veteran fighter would use the moves that he knows work, instead of trying a risky new strategy that could easily backfire. But still, when you hear the CombatCommentator explain that this character has an insane library of powerful attacks, you can't help but wonder... Most often than not, it's purposely done to make for easy {{Asspull}}s later Is this their first day on down the line. job?

* In ''{{Naruto}}'', Sasuke has an [[MagicalEye ability]] that enables copying powers by looking at them. Instead of actually using any of the abilities he sees someone else using (with the exception of one hand-to-hand combat combination), he uses derivatives of two attacks he learned normally ([[PlayingWithFire Great Fireball]] and [[ShockAndAwe Chidori]]), said ability's other powers, and [[spoiler:the ComboPlatterPowers its DeadlyUpgrade grants]].
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* In ''{{Naruto}}'', Sasuke has an [[MagicalEye ability]] that enables copying powers by looking at them. Instead of actually using any of the abilities he sees someone else using (with the exception of one hand-to-hand combat combination), he uses derivatives of two attacks he learned normally ([[PlayingWithFire Great Fireball]] and [[ShockAndAwe Chidori]]), said ability's other powers, and [[spoiler:the ComboPlatterPowers its DeadlyUpgrade grants]].

** Miroku occasionally shows the ability to use sutra magic techniques to do some neat things. But 95% of the time he just either hits things with his staff or whips out his wind tunnel, which is a little jarring since you'd think he'd try magic before the wind tunnel since he's risking suicide every time he uses it.
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** Miroku occasionally shows the ability to use sutra magic techniques to do some neat things. But things but 95% of the time he just either hits things with his staff or whips out his wind tunnel, which is a little jarring since you'd think he'd try magic before the wind tunnel since he's risking suicide every time he uses it.tunnel.
6th Aug '15 1:58:08 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Played straight in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', as most of the time, a Deck mirrored the characteristics of a person. Some examples include Ryouta Kakiji ([[MakingASplash Sea-Themed Deck]]), Edo Phoenix ([[AntiHero Destiny HERO]]), Crow ([[BigBadassBirdOfPrey Blackwing]]), Shark ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shark]]), and Yuya ([[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal Performapal]]).
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* Played straight in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', as most of the time, a Deck mirrored the characteristics of a person. Some examples include Ryouta Kakiji ([[MakingASplash Sea-Themed Deck]]), (Sea-Themed Deck), Edo Phoenix ([[AntiHero Destiny HERO]]), (Destiny HER]), Crow ([[BigBadassBirdOfPrey Blackwing]]), (Blackwing], Shark ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shark]]), (Shark), and Yuya ([[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal Performapal]]). (Performapal).

* This is actually very common in collectible card games. And justified, because by the rules of most of said games, ''not'' playing a theme means you'll have a handful of unrelated and usually unplayable cards.
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* This is actually very common in collectible card games. And justified, because by the rules of most of said games, ''not'' playing a theme means you'll have a handful of unrelated and usually unplayable cards.
19th Jun '15 3:53:26 PM nombretomado
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** Specifically addressed in an episode of ''JusticeLeague'', where GL instructor Katma Tui criticizes her trainees (and John Stewart in specific) for not getting creative with their rings. Since John's an ex-Marine, one can understand his preferring function over form; however, after this episode (and one where he's [[FountainOfYouth de-aged to childhood]]) he does start showing some creativity. This doubles as a {{Meta}} example, since fans of ''JL'' had also complained about Stewart only using "beams and bubbles" in early episodes.
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** Specifically addressed in an episode of ''JusticeLeague'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', where GL instructor Katma Tui criticizes her trainees (and John Stewart in specific) for not getting creative with their rings. Since John's an ex-Marine, one can understand his preferring function over form; however, after this episode (and one where he's [[FountainOfYouth de-aged to childhood]]) he does start showing some creativity. This doubles as a {{Meta}} example, since fans of ''JL'' had also complained about Stewart only using "beams and bubbles" in early episodes.
1st Jun '15 10:25:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Inuyasha}}'' and his teammates only have a handful of attacks, and they're all really powerful.
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* ''{{Inuyasha}}'' ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' and his teammates only have a handful of attacks, and they're all really powerful.
3rd Mar '15 7:22:39 AM DelShiftB
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* 4th edition of ''TableTop/DungeonsAndDragons'' gives a wide variety of powers for characters, but they can only select one for a given slot, meaning characters have to plan in order to advance. As a meta example, these powers are also printed on cards and put into a deck.
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* 4th edition of ''TableTop/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TableTopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' gives a wide variety of powers for characters, but they can only select one for a given slot, meaning characters have to plan in order to advance. As a meta example, these powers are also printed on cards and put into a deck.
3rd Mar '15 7:22:09 AM DelShiftB
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[[AC:TableTopGames]] * 4th edition of ''TableTop/DungeonsAndDragons'' gives a wide variety of powers for characters, but they can only select one for a given slot, meaning characters have to plan in order to advance. As a meta example, these powers are also printed on cards and put into a deck.
18th Feb '15 3:47:56 PM MajinAkuma
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* Zig-zagged in the [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh! card game]]. Players can choose to build Decks revolving around certain Archetypes (Such as "Shaddoll" and "Necloth"), or by using one specific Element, e.g. Wind, Light, Dark etc. Sometimes a "hybrid" Deck can be made with compatible cards/Archetypes (Such as "Flamvell-Laval" and "Hand-Artifact-Traptrix", aka HAT), or by mixing up cards together (Such as the infamous "Goat Control" and "Frognarch" decks) to make a new Deck. However, take note that combos that can be abused too easily may end up in the banlist.
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* Zig-zagged in the [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh ''[[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh! card game]]. game]]''. Players can choose to build Decks revolving around certain Archetypes (Such as "Shaddoll" and "Necloth"), "Necroz"), or by using one specific Element, Attribute, e.g. Wind, Light, Dark etc.WIND, LIGHT, DARK etc. or Types. Sometimes a "hybrid" Deck can be made with compatible cards/Archetypes (Such as "Flamvell-Laval" and "Hand-Artifact-Traptrix", aka HAT), or by mixing up cards together (Such as the infamous "Goat Control" and "Frognarch" decks) to make a new Deck. However, take note that combos that can be abused too easily may end up in the banlist.
18th Feb '15 3:44:24 PM MajinAkuma
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* Played straight in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', as most of the time, a Deck mirrored the characteristics of a person. Some examples include Mako Tsunami ([[MakingASplash Sea-Themed Deck]]), Aster Phoenix ([[AntiHero Destiny HERO]]), Crow ([[BigBadassBirdOfPrey Blackwing]]), Shark ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shark]]), and Yuya ([[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal Performapal]])
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* Played straight in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', as most of the time, a Deck mirrored the characteristics of a person. Some examples include Mako Tsunami Ryouta Kakiji ([[MakingASplash Sea-Themed Deck]]), Aster Edo Phoenix ([[AntiHero Destiny HERO]]), Crow ([[BigBadassBirdOfPrey Blackwing]]), Shark ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shark]]), and Yuya ([[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal Performapal]]) Performapal]]).
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