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24th Jun '17 10:46:36 PM infernape612
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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?
24th Jun '17 6:12:06 PM MBG159
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" Before he was given his signature "all the powers of Superman but only one at a time" deal, Ultra Boy of the ComicBook/LegionOfSuperheroes only had the power of "Penetra-Vision" ([[AccidentalInnuendo hee]]), which worked the same as Superman's "vision" powers (EyeBeams, XRayVision, telescopic/microscopic vision, etc), except that unlike Superman, his vision could penetrate lead. Cue Ultra Boy being confronted by people firing lead bullets, falling lead-lined boulders, and killer robots made of lead.

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" * Before he was given his signature "all the powers of Superman but only one at a time" deal, Ultra Boy of the ComicBook/LegionOfSuperheroes only had the power of "Penetra-Vision" ([[AccidentalInnuendo hee]]), which worked the same as Superman's "vision" powers (EyeBeams, XRayVision, telescopic/microscopic vision, etc), except that unlike Superman, his vision could penetrate lead. Cue Ultra Boy being confronted by people firing lead bullets, falling lead-lined boulders, and killer robots made of lead.
24th Jun '17 6:11:32 PM MBG159
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" Before he was given his signature "all the powers of Superman but only one at a time" deal, Ultra Boy of the ComicBook/LegionOfSuperheroes only had the power of "Penetra-Vision" ([[AccidentalInnuendo hee]]), which worked the same as Superman's "vision" powers (EyeBeams, XRayVision, telescopic/microscopic vision, etc), except that unlike Superman, his vision could penetrate lead. Cue Ultra Boy being confronted by people firing lead bullets, falling lead-lined boulders, and killer robots made of lead.
10th Jun '17 5:26:17 AM mhnospa
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' the politics of climate change are parodied with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW6F4os-KdU animated clips from Aquaman cartoon shows]] re-voiced to claim that Aquaman is now the best superhero.
30th May '17 8:18:02 PM CCIB
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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 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.]]
26th May '17 3:38:04 PM ZombieAladdin
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The exact opposite of this would be KryptoniteIsEverywhere, when it's a hero's weakness that is far more commonly available than it makes sense. Compare HeartIsAnAwesomePower, when the power seems uselessly specific but turns out to be useful in many situations. Compare and contrast WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway.

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The exact opposite of this would be KryptoniteIsEverywhere, when it's a hero's weakness that is far more commonly available than it makes sense. Compare HeartIsAnAwesomePower, when the power seems uselessly specific but turns out to be useful in many situations.situations; and LethalJokeCharacter, who might have only one or two strengths but is unmatched in those areas. Compare and contrast WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway.
21st May '17 2:32:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' has these crop up every so often.

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* ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' has these crop up every so often.
20th May '17 10:06:24 PM DustSnitch
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Boy, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway isn't that guy's power useless]]. Take ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, for instance. But wait... the villain's lair has an underwater base! That's cool, Aquaman might have a chance of winning. And what, his death trap dumps the hero into a pool of sharks? No problem, with his mighty powers Aquaman can easily overcome this convenient obstacle. [[CripplingOverSpecialization And it turns out his doomsday machine is powered by telepathically controllable sea plankton or]] {{Psycho Electric Eel}}s...



Take ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, for instance, since he mainly swims and talks to fish. But wait... the villain's [[CripplingOverSpecialization doomsday machine is powered by telepathically controllable sea plankton]]? Wow, this guy's a great addition to the team!

The backlash against this trope may well be the biggest reason OnlyThePureOfHeart has started to fall out of favor. It doesn't help that so many examples of it treat the pure-of-heart character as the most vital team member of [[HypercompetentSidekick an otherwise robust cast]], so you've got good guys who are worldlier, stronger, smarter, better at strategic thinking, etc., but all of them pale in importance next to the character who is... the most innocent. [[FantasticAesop Because lessons.]]



The backlash against this trope may well be the biggest reason OnlyThePureOfHeart has started to fall out of favor. It doesn't help that so many examples of it treat the pure-of-heart character as the most vital team member of [[HypercompetentSidekick an otherwise robust cast]], so you've got good guys who are worldlier, stronger, smarter, better at strategic thinking, etc., but all of them pale in importance next to the character who is... the most innocent. [[FantasticAesop Because lessons.]]
19th May '17 3:09:37 AM MiriOhki
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* ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' has a somewhat downplayed mission in the DLC, "Shen's Last Gift", where your chief engineer ends up going along on a mission to investigate a transmission. Very few missions outside base assaults involve any major quantity of mechanical units, but in this one, it's all robots. And Lily is a very powerful anti-mechanical unit, with the ability to control 'Mechs or do massive amounts of damage to otherwise strongly damage-resistant machines.
16th May '17 2:48:27 PM GM_3826
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** Double subverted in the episode "Night of the Batmen!" Aquaman, filling in for an injured Batman, fights The Penguin. Penguin makes a daring escape on his submarine, but then quickly steers the sub onto land and cuts through the city streets [[note]]How does Batman do this alone?[[/note]].

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** Double subverted Subverted in the episode "Night of the Batmen!" Aquaman, filling in for an injured Batman, fights The Penguin. Penguin makes a daring escape on his submarine, but then quickly steers the sub onto land and cuts through the city streets [[note]]How does Batman do this alone?[[/note]].
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