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2nd Feb '18 6:58:24 PM nombretomado
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** On the other hand, the original Aqualad knew his limits at times in ''TheNewTeenTitans'', Robin wanted him to rejoin the team, but he declined saying that his abilities are of little use out of an aquatic environment, but he promised to help out when he could really help.

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** On the other hand, the original Aqualad knew his limits at times in ''TheNewTeenTitans'', ''ComicBook/TheNewTeenTitans'', Robin wanted him to rejoin the team, but he declined saying that his abilities are of little use out of an aquatic environment, but he promised to help out when he could really help.
31st Jan '18 9:05:41 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'', several characters have vehicle modes that are only useful in a severely limited number of situations. Seaspray's watercraft mode basically limits his usefulness to situations that take place on or around water, much like Aquaman. Even more limited is Perceptor, whose alternate mode is a microscope, thus limiting his effectiveness to situations where things are found that need a microscope for evaluation. Every once in a while, they do get their opportunity to shine. Perceptor is also a scientist, not a warrior, so he's not very upset by his lack of a combat-oriented altmode.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'', several characters have vehicle modes that are only useful in a severely limited number of situations. Seaspray's watercraft mode basically limits his usefulness to situations that take place on or around water, water [[note]]His actual vehicle mode was a hovercraft, so he could still function on dry land as long as it was flat enough terrain, but his skills were based on navel engagements[[/note]], much like Aquaman. Even more limited is Perceptor, whose alternate mode is a microscope, thus limiting his effectiveness to situations where things are found that need a microscope for evaluation. Every once in a while, they do get their opportunity to shine. Perceptor is also a scientist, not a warrior, so he's not very upset by his lack of a combat-oriented altmode.
24th Jan '18 10:19:26 AM MBG
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
** The Demoman can change up his whole focus by swapping out his grenade launcher and sticky bombs for boots and a shield and equipping a sword or axe in the melee slot. This turns him into a "Demoknight," with [[LightningBruiser a blindingly fast charge, free crits, and a lot of damage resistance]] - but no ranged capability whatsoever, including the loss of all his bombs. Demoknights tend to be fairly hit-or-miss as a result... except on Medieval Mode, where the majority of ranged weapons are deactivated. On that mode, the Demoknight effectively gives up none of his prowess and everyone bar Snipers and Medics have to fight on his turf, and consequently, he becomes the most powerful character in the game.
** In that same game mode, the Sniper's Huntsman bow and the Medic's Crusader's Crossbow go from being somewhat-viable alternatives to ungodly powerful. This is because they're the only primary ranged weapons to be unaffected by Medieval Mode, and ''any'' ranged weapon becomes a lot more effective when everyone else is in melee. By that same token, you'll also see a lot more Snipers using back-shields and Medics using the Amputator - the Sniper, because it's basically something for nothing, the Medic, because the Amputator's group-heal taunt becomes one of the few effective healing sources.
22nd Jan '18 12:22:13 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** In another issue of JLA, as part of the WorldWarIII storyline kickoff, [[EldritchAbomination Mageddon]] initiated a riot at a super villain lockdown and the Justice League were sent in to contain it since the warden and all guards had gone cuckoo as well. While the rest of the team was handling things elsewhere in the building, Aquaman all by his lonesome busted into a room filled with about fifty bad guys with light-based abilities. [[PreAssKickingOneLiner He just stared them down and said:]]
--->'''Aquaman:''' Most of your powers are dependent on light. My eyes are adapted to see at six thousand fathoms. ''Think about it.''

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** In another issue of JLA, as part of the WorldWarIII storyline kickoff, [[EldritchAbomination Mageddon]] initiated a riot at a super villain lockdown and the Justice League were sent in to contain it since the warden and all guards had gone cuckoo as well. While the rest of the team was handling things elsewhere in the building, Aquaman all by his lonesome busted into a room filled with about fifty bad guys with light-based abilities. [[PreAssKickingOneLiner He just stared them down and said:]]
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said,] "Most of your powers are dependent on light. My eyes are adapted to see at six thousand fathoms. ''Think about it.''''"



* ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Sea of Monsters begins to feel like at points with Percy. [[spoiler:Have to escape from cages in the bottom of a ship? Percy can control the sea to rock the boat until the literal deus ex plot device falls within reach. Percy needs to escape his archnemesis and reach the lifeboat his friends have stolen? Call up a wave and start surfing that bad boy (and also use said wave to fling the villain into the ocean when he attempts to follow him). Gotta save yourself and your friends as well as a reluctant ally after you've all been swallowed by a sea monster? Take control over the water inside the monster's stomach until it belches you back to the surface again. There's rarely a problem that gets solved in the film by Percy, up until the final boss battle that doesn't somehow require him to use his mystical water powers.]]

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* ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Sea of Monsters begins to feel like at points with Percy. [[spoiler:Have to escape from cages in the bottom of a ship? Percy can control the sea to rock the boat until the literal deus ex plot device falls within reach. Percy needs to escape his archnemesis and reach the lifeboat his friends have stolen? Call up a wave and start surfing that bad boy (and also use said wave it to fling the villain into the ocean when he attempts to follow him). Gotta save yourself and your friends as well as a reluctant ally after you've all been swallowed by a sea monster? Take control over the water inside the monster's stomach until it belches you back to the surface again. There's rarely a problem that gets solved in the film by Percy, up until the final boss battle that doesn't somehow require him to use his mystical water powers.]]



** Palutena from the ''Wii U'' and ''3DS'' games has a custom move called Heavenly Light, where Palutena casts a giant beam of light from the sky around her. The light causes damage to anything under said light, but it does only a little damage at a time and opponents don't even flinch to it. However, much like the Warlock Punch, while the move is garbage in actual fights, it is amazing in a minigame, this time it's Trophy Rush. The range and damage are enough to break dozens of boxes at once as they rain down from the sky, racking up a huge combo meter easily.

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** Palutena from the ''Wii U'' and ''3DS'' games has a custom move called Heavenly Light, where Palutena casts a giant beam of light from the sky around her. The light causes damage to anything under said light, it, but it does only a little damage at a time and opponents don't even flinch to it. However, much like the Warlock Punch, while the move is garbage in actual fights, it is amazing in a minigame, this time it's Trophy Rush. The range and damage are enough to break dozens of boxes at once as they rain down from the sky, racking up a huge combo meter easily.



** Shedinja is a particularly extreme example. It's a perpetual OneHitpointWonder immune to anything that isn't Super Effective or residual damage. It just so happens that [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere said moves happen to run rampant in most of the tiers]], regulating it to uselessness... except, ironically, in the ''Uber'' tier, as it turns out most OlympusMons [[CripplingOverspecialisation forgot to pack a move that can hit it]]. Especially Kyogre.

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** Shedinja is a particularly extreme example. It's a perpetual OneHitpointWonder immune to anything any moves that isn't aren't Super Effective or residual damage. It just so happens that [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere said those moves happen to run rampant in most of the tiers]], regulating it to uselessness... except, ironically, in the ''Uber'' tier, as it turns out most OlympusMons [[CripplingOverspecialisation forgot to pack a move that can hit it]]. Especially Kyogre.



** A full episode dealt with Timmy wishing for a world of Superheroes after being shafted by ordinary job folks in time of need (fireman, milkman, postman, etc). After Nega-Chin strips away his and his friends powers. Said people wind up aiding in helping Timmy defeated the Nega-Chin.

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** A full episode dealt with Timmy wishing for a world of Superheroes after being shafted by ordinary job folks in time of need (fireman, milkman, postman, etc). After These ordinary people wind up helping Timmy defeat the Nega-Chin it strips away his and his friends friends' powers. Said people wind up aiding in helping Timmy defeated the Nega-Chin.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Gems are generally physically superior to humans in every way; they don't age, they can take much more of a beating, can shapeshift to various sizes (with varying degrees of success), etc. Their only weaknesses are the stones that project their physical form; if the Gem is even cracked it can cause major problems to a Gem's physical and mental state, and shattering it is fatal. Naturally most Gem-made security systems are made keeping that in mind, and will aim straight for a Gem if they find one, while ones simply meant to contain will damage the Gem's light-based physical form. With that in mind, said systems are highly ineffective or just plain don't work at containing organic creatures. As such, when [[spoiler:Lars]] finds himself on Homeworld, he quickly becomes a hero [[spoiler:the Off Colors]] due to using said weaknesses to his advantage. [[spoiler:Specifically, by blocking Gem-searching beams with his own body.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Gems are generally physically superior to humans in every way; they don't age, they can take much more of a beating, can shapeshift to various sizes (with varying degrees of success), etc. Their only weaknesses are the stones that project their physical form; if the Gem is even cracked it can cause major problems to a Gem's physical and mental state, and shattering it is fatal. Naturally most Gem-made security systems are made keeping that in mind, and will aim straight for a Gem if they find one, while ones simply meant to contain will damage the Gem's light-based physical form. With that in mind, said these systems are highly ineffective or just plain don't work at containing organic creatures. As such, when [[spoiler:Lars]] finds himself on Homeworld, he quickly becomes a hero [[spoiler:the Off Colors]] due to by using said weaknesses this to his advantage. [[spoiler:Specifically, by blocking Gem-searching beams with his own body.]]
10th Jan '18 11:06:33 PM MyFinalEdits
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** But why male models?
10th Jan '18 12:42:34 PM JohnnyChimpo
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** But why male models?
29th Dec '17 4:04:21 PM nombretomado
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** This lead to a popular image macro with Aquaman handling a massive alien invasion that decided (fatally) to invade over water, [[http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aquaman-is-useless-they-said.jpg summoning an incredible number of super-sized sharks to launch into the air to chomp them out of existence, as Batman and Green Lantern look on in amazement]]. "I'm useless, they said. I have stupid powers, they said..." The panel comes from the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' incarnation of Aquaman where GeoffJohns has been working once again to dispel the notion of Aquaman's uselessness. The first issue of his new title has him weathering gunfire and leaping tall buildings which makes sense for a man who's legs are powerful enough to swim at 100 mph.

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** This lead to a popular image macro with Aquaman handling a massive alien invasion that decided (fatally) to invade over water, [[http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aquaman-is-useless-they-said.jpg summoning an incredible number of super-sized sharks to launch into the air to chomp them out of existence, as Batman and Green Lantern look on in amazement]]. "I'm useless, they said. I have stupid powers, they said..." The panel comes from the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' incarnation of Aquaman where GeoffJohns Creator/GeoffJohns has been working once again to dispel the notion of Aquaman's uselessness. The first issue of his new title has him weathering gunfire and leaping tall buildings which makes sense for a man who's legs are powerful enough to swim at 100 mph.
24th Dec '17 8:53:19 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Yamcha is one of the weakest members of the Z-Fighters, so he retires from martial arts and becomes a professional baseball player in the timeskip between ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. When Champa challenges Universe 7 to a baseball match in episode 70 of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', guess who Universe 7's star player is?

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
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Yamcha is one of the weakest members of the Z-Fighters, so he retires from martial arts and becomes a professional baseball player in the timeskip between ''Manga/DragonBall'' the original and ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. When Champa challenges Universe 7 to a baseball match in episode 70 of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', guess who Universe 7's star player is?
24th Dec '17 2:28:53 AM ArcticYoshi45
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* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1544685/1/Unleash_the_Fury_of_the_Djinn Unleash the Fury of the Djinn]], [[VideoGame/GoldenSun Lunpa]] is surrounded by a type of energy field [[AntiMagic making all the protagonists' Psynergy inaccessible to them.]] Since their Djinn's innate unleashes aren't based in Psynergy, they're the only creatures who stand a chance against Lunpa's guards and defenses. [[spoiler: There's a second layer of this trope as well: Rime, [[CripplingOverspecialization a Mercury Djinni whose only power is sealing Psynergy,]] feels incredibly useless next to Djinn whose powers let them do damage, and spends most of the story just following everyone else as they sneak through the town, either just kicking things or creating diversions... until they run into magical suits of armor sustained by Psynergy. The next time a Djinni finds him, he's waging a one-Djinni NoHoldsBarredBeatdown against them, hundreds of dispelled suits of armor lying in pieces on the floor, filling the hallway.]]
-->A totally new concept was slowly growing in [[spoiler: the Mercury Djinni]]'s mind. For the first time in centuries, he was actually the most dangerous fighter in the battle.
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20th Dec '17 1:56:56 PM EDP
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** During the Tournament of Power, the other Universes have fighters that rely on enormous stamina to fight. For a reason or the other, they end up dealing with Android 17 and Android 18, the infinite energy cyborgs with unlimited stamina.
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