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26th Apr '16 5:21:12 PM ultimomant
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** Several bad guys end up underestimating the power of the Z fighters due to being over reliant on using their scouters to read their PowerLevel, unaware that they can increase their strength in battle and keep it low when not fighting. Android 17 and 18 can't sense energy, so they cannot tell that Cell is much more powerful than they are, and their future counterparts likewise can't tell that Future Trunks has become powerful enough to beat them. Babidi who can't sense energy, so he does not understand the significance of going [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] and mocks Goku for such a "useless transformation".

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** Several bad guys end up underestimating the power of the Z fighters due to being over reliant on using their scouters to read their PowerLevel, unaware that they can increase their strength in battle and keep it low when not fighting. Android 17 and 18 can't sense energy, so they cannot tell that Cell is much more powerful than they are, and their future counterparts likewise can't tell that Future Trunks has become powerful enough to beat them. Babidi who can't sense energy, so he does not understand the significance of going [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] and mocks Goku for such a "useless transformation".
22nd Apr '16 8:17:07 AM Michael
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Belladonna}}'', [[spoiler: The mad scientist who killed and reanimated his wife didn't think she was even fully conscious, let alone learning his secrets and plotting to kill him.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Belladonna}}'', [[spoiler: The the mad scientist who killed and reanimated his wife didn't think she was even fully conscious, let alone learning his secrets and plotting to kill him.]]
22nd Apr '16 8:16:35 AM Michael
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Belladonna}}'', [[spoiler: The mad scientist who killed and reanimated his wife didn't think she was even fully conscious, let alone learning his secrets and plotting to kill him.]]
18th Apr '16 4:03:10 PM DuneTheWanderer
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* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': No one ever gives Saitama the respect he deserves, except a number of assorted people who can be counted on two hands, likely due to his laughably bland appearance and lackluster personality. This is despite the fact that Saitama's level of power is so monumentally out of context of the setting that the most dangerous opponent that he (and the EARTH) have ever faced took ''three'' semi-serious blows from Saitama before he was dead. About the only villain to ever ''realize'' just how dead Saitama could make him before seeing him in action was a genetically-enhanced beastman, who then proceeded to rethink his assessment, attacks, and got the entirety of his torso ripped off for his trouble.
12th Apr '16 12:43:33 AM Tron80
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** [[spoiler:Kaworu]] also completely underestimated [[spoiler:Shinji,]] believing he could win him easily.[[/folder]]

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** [[spoiler:Kaworu]] also completely underestimated [[spoiler:Shinji,]] believing he could win defeat him easily.[[/folder]]
12th Apr '16 12:40:33 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'':
** Gendo utterly underestimated his son and all remaining pilots, believing neither of them could ruin his plans. He was very, very wrong.
** [[spoiler:Kaworu]] also completely underestimated [[spoiler:Shinji,]] believing he could win him easily.
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5th Apr '16 2:04:47 PM Eddy1215
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** Eggsy is underestimated by his stepdad and accompanying thugs, none of whom realise that Eggsy is fresh from Kingsman training and [[spoiler: ''saving the world'']]. The thugs get worried after they see him lock the doors like Galahad did earlier.

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** Eggsy is underestimated by his stepdad and accompanying thugs, none of whom realise that Eggsy is fresh from Kingsman training and [[spoiler: ''saving the world'']]. [[OhNoNotAgain The thugs get worried worried]] after they see him lock the doors like Galahad did earlier.
5th Apr '16 5:58:37 AM case
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** Galahad is underestimated by a group of thugs who tell him to leave so they can jump Eggsy. Instead of leaving, he locks the doors and knocks them all out.



** Eggsy is underestimated by his stepdad and accompanying thugs, none of whom realise that Eggsy is fresh from Kingsman training and [[spoiler: ''saving the world'']].

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** Eggsy is underestimated by his stepdad and accompanying thugs, none of whom realise that Eggsy is fresh from Kingsman training and [[spoiler: ''saving the world'']]. The thugs get worried after they see him lock the doors like Galahad did earlier.
29th Mar '16 5:32:36 AM Theokal3
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** ''A Fish Story'', which introduces ComicBook/Aquaman, has him attacking Luthor's assets for endangering seal life by testing explosives in international waters. While Luthor doesn't question Aquaman's powers, he does sees him as nothing but an eco-terrorist who should just be taken care of and is a nuisance at best. Cue TheReveal Aquaman is the king of Atlantis, his army showing up to wreck a ship in a matter of seconds, and Luthor [[OhCrap realizing]] he just [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant almost started a war with an entire nation whose technology is more than capable of slaughtering humanity.]]

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** ''A Fish Story'', which introduces ComicBook/Aquaman, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, has him attacking Luthor's assets for endangering seal life by testing explosives in international waters. While Luthor doesn't question Aquaman's powers, he does sees him as nothing but an eco-terrorist who should just be taken care of and is a nuisance at best. Cue TheReveal Aquaman is the king of Atlantis, his army showing up to wreck a ship in a matter of seconds, and Luthor [[OhCrap realizing]] he just [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant almost started a war with an entire nation whose technology is more than capable of slaughtering humanity.]]
29th Mar '16 5:29:11 AM Theokal3
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* This is one of the primary themes behind the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "World's Finest", which brought Batman and the Joker into the picture. Both Superman and Lex Luthor see both the Joker and Batman as non-superpowered beings not worth their time and energy. By the end, Batman has scared the crap out of Luthor (something even Superman never even managed) by breaking into his penthouse, and the Joker comes closer to killing Superman than just about any other villain had previously, almost kills Luthor, takes over the mob, and almost levels a good portion of Metropolis to the ground.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'':
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This is one of the primary themes behind the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "World's Finest", which brought Batman and the Joker into the picture. Both Superman and Lex Luthor see both the Joker and Batman as non-superpowered beings not worth their time and energy. By the end, Batman has scared the crap out of Luthor (something even Superman never even managed) by breaking into his penthouse, and the Joker comes closer to killing Superman than just about any other villain had previously, almost kills Luthor, takes over the mob, and almost levels a good portion of Metropolis to the ground.ground.
** ''A Fish Story'', which introduces ComicBook/Aquaman, has him attacking Luthor's assets for endangering seal life by testing explosives in international waters. While Luthor doesn't question Aquaman's powers, he does sees him as nothing but an eco-terrorist who should just be taken care of and is a nuisance at best. Cue TheReveal Aquaman is the king of Atlantis, his army showing up to wreck a ship in a matter of seconds, and Luthor [[OhCrap realizing]] he just [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant almost started a war with an entire nation whose technology is more than capable of slaughtering humanity.]]
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