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20th Apr '17 10:26:03 PM zachmartinez
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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' and it's sequels have Gold orbs, Vital Stars, Devil Stars, etc. All of which can fall under this trope. The main reason for this is that while you can buy them forever, the price of each item INCREASES each time you buy, making players hesitant as to whether they should use the item on ThatOneBoss or save it for a later difficulty.
2nd Apr '17 11:50:02 AM nombretomado
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* ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' features [[{{Mahabharata}} Karna]] as one of the Servants, who by extension has access to the Vasavi Shakti, the javelin of the Sanskrit god Indra which he was promised one use of when he shed his armor and earrings, which made him invincible. This javelin is capable of killing gods, but to activate it he must permanently give up those same items, going from [[CompleteImmortality immortal]] to a GlassCannon.

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* ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' features [[{{Mahabharata}} [[Literature/{{Mahabharata}} Karna]] as one of the Servants, who by extension has access to the Vasavi Shakti, the javelin of the Sanskrit god Indra which he was promised one use of when he shed his armor and earrings, which made him invincible. This javelin is capable of killing gods, but to activate it he must permanently give up those same items, going from [[CompleteImmortality immortal]] to a GlassCannon.
26th Mar '17 5:27:11 PM Gosicrystal
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** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', the SMG's and the assault rifle are too awesome. The Magnum you'll definitely need for the later bosses, and if you left the Fire Extinguisher (which you need to extinguish the fire blocking the path to it) behind in the security box, it'll be LostForever. Best part? There are only ''eighteen'' rounds for it in the whole game, and six of those come with the gun.

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** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', the SMG's and the assault rifle are too awesome. The Magnum you'll definitely need for the later bosses, and if you left the Fire Extinguisher (which you need to extinguish the fire blocking the path to it) behind in the security box, it'll be LostForever.[[PermanentlyMissableContent unobtainable]]. Best part? There are only ''eighteen'' rounds for it in the whole game, and six of those come with the gun.



** ''Awakening'' also has the added bonus that most items that have tended to be impossibly rare in the past, such as permanent stat-boosters, Brave Weapons, etc., often have some method of gaining more. Granted, they're often from rare means such as random merchants just happening to show up with them, or through paid DLC, but at least there's ''some'' way to get more, instead of them being LostForever. This is even more exemplified if one of the SpotPass teams has it in their shop inventory; initially after the game's release one would need to wait over the course of several months for their release, but now that they're all out there (and can be resummoned an infinite number of times), a new player can bring these teams onto the map instantly and, provided they have the money, start buying GameBreaker weapons and spells immediately and infinitely.

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** ''Awakening'' also has the added bonus that most items that have tended to be impossibly rare in the past, such as permanent stat-boosters, Brave Weapons, etc., often have some method of gaining more. Granted, they're often from rare means such as random merchants just happening to show up with them, or through paid DLC, but at least there's ''some'' way to get more, instead of them being LostForever.[[PermanentlyMissableContent lost]]. This is even more exemplified if one of the SpotPass teams has it in their shop inventory; initially after the game's release one would need to wait over the course of several months for their release, but now that they're all out there (and can be resummoned an infinite number of times), a new player can bring these teams onto the map instantly and, provided they have the money, start buying GameBreaker weapons and spells immediately and infinitely.
23rd Mar '17 8:59:18 PM ShiningDestinyKai
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the game's durability system and lack of a way to properly repair weapons makes this so. The player never wants to use powerful weapons on weak enemies (or even on powerful ones) because you want to save it for harder enemies, and it will inevitably break. Even the shields and bows break after use, meaning that oftentimes, players will forego combat entirely unless hunting for ingredients to upgrade clothing to avoid damaging their weapons. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVseQ3RDa6s Jim Sterling even references the trope by name in a video discussing his dislikes about said system.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the game's durability system and lack of a way to properly repair weapons (excluding the 4 Champions weapons) makes this so. The player never wants to use powerful weapons on weak enemies (or even on powerful ones) because you want to save it for harder enemies, and it will inevitably break. Even the shields and bows break after use, meaning that oftentimes, players will forego combat entirely unless hunting for ingredients to upgrade clothing to avoid damaging their weapons. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVseQ3RDa6s Jim Sterling even references the trope by name in a video discussing his dislikes about said system.]]
13th Mar '17 2:30:31 PM Rytex
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the game's durability system and lack of a way to properly repair weapons makes this so. The player never wants to use powerful weapons on weak enemies (or even on powerful ones) because you want to save it for harder enemies, and it will inevitably break. Even the shields and bows break after use, meaning that oftentimes, players will forego combat entirely unless hunting for ingredients to upgrade clothing to avoid damaging their weapons. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVseQ3RDa6s Jim Sterling even references the trope by name in a video discussing his dislikes about said system.]]
8th Mar '17 4:19:03 PM josh6243
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* The Yamato's WaveMotionGun cannot be used for most of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' and is only usable for one stage (two if players get the "fierce battles ahead" route).

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* The Yamato's [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199 Yamato]]'s WaveMotionGun cannot be used for most of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' and is only usable for one stage (two if players get the "fierce battles ahead" route).
8th Mar '17 4:18:03 PM josh6243
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* The Yamato's WaveMotionGun cannot be used for most of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' and is only usable for one stage (two if players get the "fierce battles ahead" route).
4th Mar '17 10:31:33 AM raptyr
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* Food, bizarrely enough. Rare or prized foods such as expensive cuts of meat, ingredients like truffles, caviar or saffron, all get saved for special events. The problem with this is most foods have an expiry date, so sitting on them until the perfect occasion can result in a great deal of wasted food. This can also apply on a lesser scale to things like leftovers, where one waits until one needs them to eat them, by which point they've usually gone bad.
28th Feb '17 2:47:54 PM margdean56
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** The same mentioned for the $50 and $100 dollar bills happen for the 100, 200, and 500 notes. Quite a number of shops do not accept them, since they'd run out of change and especially the two last ones are so much money that is very hard to spot them[[note]]Because of that in Spain at least, the 500 bills were nicknamed "[[FanNickname Bin Laden]]"[[/note]]. Also, the European Central Bank has announced that the 500 note will be phased out as is frequently used for money laundering.

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** The same mentioned for the $50 and $100 dollar bills happen happens for the 100, 200, and 500 notes. Quite a number of shops do not accept them, since they'd run out of change and especially the two last ones are so much money that is very hard to spot find them[[note]]Because of that in Spain at least, the 500 bills were nicknamed "[[FanNickname Bin Laden]]"[[/note]]. Also, the European Central Bank has announced that the 500 note will be phased out as it is frequently used for money laundering.



** The Canadian one and two dollar bills are still technically legal tender, even though they were replaced by [[FanNickname loonies and toonies]] (one- and two-dollar coins) over twenty years ago since they are cheaper to keep in circulation because they stay in good condition for decades longer than paper banknotes. The bills are now kept by people old enough to have used them when they were still in circulation. Collector's coins, put out every year or so, are also carefully hoarded, unless
* Nuclear weapons are insanely powerful, but practically the only justification of using a nuclear weapon is someone else using one first. Thankfully, this still remains a valid trope in this context, though then again, once it's invalidated there probably wouldn't be anyone left to read TvTropes...

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** The Canadian one and two dollar bills are still technically legal tender, even though they were replaced by [[FanNickname loonies and toonies]] (one- and two-dollar coins) over twenty years ago since they are cheaper to keep in circulation because they stay in good condition for decades longer than paper banknotes. The bills are now kept by people old enough to have used them when they were still in circulation. Collector's coins, put out every year or so, are also carefully hoarded, unless
hoarded.
* Nuclear weapons are insanely powerful, but practically the only justification of for using a nuclear weapon is someone else using one first. Thankfully, this still remains a valid trope in this context, though then again, once it's invalidated there probably wouldn't be anyone left to read TvTropes...
19th Feb '17 1:28:03 PM Deathhacker
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** In-universe, Imperial Titans take centuries to construct, due to the veneration given to them by the Adeptus Mechanicus (The revered Emperor-Class Titan is implied to take a millenium or two to actually make). As a result, even though a single titan can turn the tide of battle in the Imperium's favour, they're seldom used outside of defending their Forge World homes, so the act of deploying even a single Titan Maniple (which consist of only three titans) is considered a Godzilla threshold just under that of Exterminatus. This also means that the Imperium will go to absurd lengths to recover even parts of a Titan, as repairing one is far quicker than building a new one. The only aversion to this are Imperial Knights, who are specifically created as cheap, mass produced versions of Titans for use in "small" scale engagements.
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