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23rd Apr '17 6:28:05 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''VideoGame/{{Furi}}'': [[spoiler:YOU, the Stranger/Rider, are just one mass-produced scout of the invading aliens, and despite that such a combat monster that Earth's best can't stop you.]]
15th Mar '17 6:52:36 AM Nargrakhan
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** In the latest story arcs of the Macross, humanity has assumed the trope. The alien antagonists don't challenge the entire UN Spacey: just isolated migrant fleets escorted by several warships. In TheMovie version of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', when the Vajra faced a ''real'' human military fleet, they fled the battlefield to avoid WaveMotionCannon annihilation.

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** In the latest story arcs of the Macross, humanity has assumed the trope. The alien antagonists don't challenge the entire UN Spacey: just isolated migrant fleets escorted by several warships. In TheMovie version of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', when the Vajra faced a ''real'' human military fleet, they fled the battlefield to avoid WaveMotionCannon annihilation.



15th Mar '17 6:51:56 AM Nargrakhan
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** In the latest story arcs of the Macross, humanity has assumed the trope. The alien antagonists don't challenge the entire UN Spacey: just isolated migrant fleets escorted by several warships. In TheMovie version of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', when the Vajra faced a ''real'' human military fleet, they fled the battlefield to avoid WaveMotionCannon annihilation.


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8th Mar '17 11:29:04 AM Quanyails
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* Early in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', the titular character has to get past a pack of Troll Kongs- giant, four-armed, ''monster apes.'' The first one Toriko encounters is just a scout, and while its no match for our hero, it barfs on Toriko, leaving our hero smelling like the much weaker, ''far less dangerous'' Troll Kong. Which means Toriko can't intimidate the rest of the pack.

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* Early in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', the titular character Toriko has to get past a pack of Troll Kongs- giant, Kongs--giant, four-armed, ''monster apes.'' The first one Toriko encounters is just a scout, and while its it's no match for our hero, it barfs on Toriko, leaving our hero smelling like the much weaker, ''far less dangerous'' Troll Kong. Which means Toriko can't intimidate the rest of the pack.
26th Feb '17 7:46:35 AM Divra
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*** And occurs, after the player spends a minor campaign arc hunting down a juggernaut-class vessel which outguns everything, including the one-of-a-kind superdestroyer ''Colossus''. Then it turns out there are more. A ''three-digit number'' more.
25th Feb '17 10:50:08 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', Red Demons and Grey Demons, which had previously been depicted as among the most powerful enemies shown so far, are seen as mere expendable grunts by the rest of demonkind.
2nd Jan '17 3:38:41 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Early in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}, the titular character has to get past a pack of Troll Kongs- giant, four-armed, ''monster apes.'' The first one Toriko encounters is just a scout, and while its no match for our hero, it barfs on Toriko, leaving our hero smelling like the much weaker, ''far less dangerous'' Troll Kong. Which means Toriko can't intimidate the rest of the pack.

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* Early in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}, ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', the titular character has to get past a pack of Troll Kongs- giant, four-armed, ''monster apes.'' The first one Toriko encounters is just a scout, and while its no match for our hero, it barfs on Toriko, leaving our hero smelling like the much weaker, ''far less dangerous'' Troll Kong. Which means Toriko can't intimidate the rest of the pack.
8th Dec '16 5:41:40 PM DarkHunter
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'': In the backstory, the incredibly advanced Ancient Ones fought a titanic war against beings known as the Outsiders, who are thought to come from another universe and who appeared in massive, solar system-sized constructs that began altering physics around them and eating up resources like nothing ever seen. The Ancient Ones managed to barely destroy ''one'' of these things, which prompted the rest to retreat. The Ancient Ones theorize that those massive things were Outsider scout ships, possibly even non-military in nature. They're not sure why the Outsiders backed off, and are concerned should they ever make another appearance.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'': In the backstory, the incredibly advanced Ancient Ones fought a titanic war against beings known as the Outsiders, who are thought to come from another universe and who appeared in massive, solar system-sized constructs that began altering physics around them and eating up resources like nothing ever seen. The Ancient Ones managed to barely destroy ''one'' of these things, which prompted the rest to retreat. The Ancient Ones theorize that those massive things were Outsider scout ships, ships or probes, possibly even non-military non-combative in nature. They're not sure why the Outsiders backed off, and are concerned should they ever make another appearance.
8th Dec '16 5:40:25 PM DarkHunter
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'': In the backstory, the incredibly advanced Ancient Ones fought a titanic war against beings known as the Outsiders, who are thought to come from another universe and who appeared in massive, solar system-sized constructs that began altering physics around them and eating up resources like nothing ever seen. The Ancient Ones managed to barely destroy ''one'' of these things, which prompted the rest to retreat. The Ancient Ones theorize that those massive things were Outsider scout ships, possibly even non-military in nature. They're not sure why the Outsiders backed off, and are concerned should they ever make another appearance.
8th Dec '16 5:34:14 PM DarkHunter
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** In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the human military thinks they will defeat the Zentraedi because they don't realize just how massive the alien armada is. And even then, the only reason they were surviving against the scouts was because the scouts were probing humanity's defenses to learn more about them, rather than just stomping them out of existence. [[spoiler:The Macross Beam that humanity is so proud of on the eponymous ship? ''Half the Zentraedi warships have one.'' They just weren't using them.]] Also, the mighty fleet they ''barely'' managed to defeat was the ''114th fleet'': there are many others out there, and could show up any time.

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** In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the human military thinks they will defeat the Zentraedi because they don't realize just how massive the alien armada is. And even then, the only reason they were surviving against the scouts was because the scouts were probing humanity's defenses to learn more about them, rather than just stomping them out of existence. [[spoiler:The Macross Beam that humanity is so proud of on the eponymous ship? ''Half the Zentraedi warships have one.'' They just weren't using them.]] Also, the mighty fleet they ''barely'' managed to defeat was the ''114th fleet'': there are many others out there, and could show up any time. Though later series don't make as big a deal about it, it's implied that encounters and wars with roving Zentraedi fleets are very common occurrences as they expand throughout the galaxy, only being minor conflicts by virtue of the Zentraedi not being a unified army, allowing the humans to take them on one by one, and the humans' realization that exposure to culture tends to stop them dead in their tracks.
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