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21st Nov '16 12:31:40 PM Gamermaster
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** The [[MageKiller Huckebein Family]] from Force would seem to be this by design. Their powers allow them to kill mages with barely any effort on their part, and without any harm to boot, but none of them apart from [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Curren]] initially show any tactics beyond simple brute force. This makes sense, since they have no real interest in learning how to fight when the virus that will kill them if they don't kill other people doesn't differentiate between a talented fighter and a civilian. Then enemies show up who they can't simply overpower, making them have to work for their victories.

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** The [[MageKiller Huckebein Family]] from Force ''Force'' would seem to be this by design. Their powers allow them to kill mages with barely any effort on their part, and without any harm to boot, but none of them apart from [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Curren]] initially show any tactics beyond simple brute force. This makes sense, since they have no real interest in learning how to fight when the virus that will kill them if they don't kill other people doesn't differentiate between a talented fighter and a civilian. Then enemies show up who they can't simply overpower, making them have to work for their victories.


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** Rinne in ''Anime/VividStrike'' is another example. She was born with an extraordinary amount of talent but her fighting style is AttackAttackAttack. Normally, this enough to let her steamroll through any opponent, but she ended up losing to Vivio (who had become WeakButSkilled due to injuries sustained at the end of ''[=StrikerS=]'').
19th Nov '16 11:20:22 PM sgamer82
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* Endgame opponents in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s pet battle system fall into this. They use Epic- and even Legendary-quality pets, while the player (currently, at least) only has access to Superior-quality pets at best, meaning these NPC have pets with stat totals much higher than anything players can get ahold of. However, these opponents also attack in set patterns, meaning savvy players with the right pets and timing can walk all over them with minimal fuss. For example, Courageous Yon can be real trouble for unprepared players, but a player who knows the fight can send in an Anubisath Idol, solo the entire fight with it, and have it walk away with ''more health than it started with''.

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Endgame opponents in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s the pet battle system fall into this. They use Epic- and even Legendary-quality pets, while the player (currently, at least) only has access to Superior-quality pets at best, meaning these NPC have pets with stat totals much higher than anything players can get ahold of. However, these opponents also attack in set patterns, meaning savvy players with the right pets and timing can walk all over them with minimal fuss. For example, Courageous Yon can be real trouble for unprepared players, but a player who knows the fight can send in an Anubisath Idol, solo the entire fight with it, and have it walk away with ''more health than it started with''.



** The Underking of the Drogbal in Highmountain is explicitly stated as being far less dangerous than he could be, simply because the Hammer of Khaz'goroth that he wields is a tool of creation rather than an InfinityPlusOneSword he's treating it as.

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** The Underking of the Drogbal Drogbar in Highmountain is explicitly stated as being far less dangerous than he could be, simply because the Hammer of Khaz'goroth that he wields is a tool of creation rather than an InfinityPlusOneSword he's treating it as.
19th Nov '16 12:40:44 AM TheSinful
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** The Underking of the Drogbal in Highmountain is explicitly stated as being far less dangerous than he could be, simply because the Hammer of Khaz'goroth that he wields is a tool of creation rather than an InfinityPlusOneSword he's treating it as.
6th Nov '16 5:39:29 PM Loekman3
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*** While Future Zamasu does possess enough power to fight against Blue Goku, he heavily relies on his own CompleteImmortality to either serve as a meat shield for Black Goku or take advantage of his immortality in conjunction with Black's attacks. However, due to being overconfident with his immortality, he is very easily caught off-guard such as either being backhanded or being sealed away with the Mafuba wave.
28th Oct '16 7:41:30 AM Argon2
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/8234299/chapters/18870751 Mastering Thy Self]]'', Cardin rejects the idea of being tutored by a more tactically-inclined student because he feels independence is "his right for being stronger than the rest".



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' has the girls, upon their creation, obviously capable of furnishing their bedroom and making sandwiches. But they're not sure--or are oblivious--exactly as to what their powers entail, so their game of tag trashes the city. It's only after they become pariahs in the eyes of Townsville and when Mojo Jojo threatens the Professor do the girls realize what their powers are for and how to use them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' has In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'', the girls, girls are, upon their creation, obviously capable of furnishing their bedroom and making sandwiches. But they're not sure--or are oblivious--exactly as to what their powers entail, so their game of tag trashes the city. It's only after they become pariahs in the eyes of Townsville and when Mojo Jojo threatens the Professor do the girls realize what their powers are for and how to use them.
23rd Oct '16 3:19:07 PM TheSinful
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* The titular character in ''Film/HappyGilmore'' can drive a golf ball 400 yards easily but spends most of the movie with atrocious short game. Notably, when trying out for the pro tour, he manages a hole in one on a par four but needs over half a dozen attempts to sink a relatively easy putt.


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** In the second book, the Slytherin team uses the fastest brooms available on the market but lose horribly since not only did their seeker buy his way onto the team, their "tactics" amount to injuring the other team until they can't play.
22nd Oct '16 11:26:27 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': During the capture of [[ArrogantKungFuGuy the Fight]], Sakura enhances herself with [[PintSizedPowerhouse the Power]]. While Sakura has no martial arts training whatsoever, the Power makes her so strong that [[SingleStrokeBattle the one hit she manages to land knocks the Fight out cold]].
16th Oct '16 4:33:09 PM Dravencour
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A character who is Unskilled, but Strong lacks the refined technique of formal training, but compensates in various ways through raw power. They may [[SuperToughness eat anti-tank missiles the way a glutton goes through an all-you-can-eat buffet.]] They may be [[SuperStrength so strong they kick tanks around like footballs]] or [[MoreDakka have the firepower to crush the US, China and Russia in a conventional conflict.]] They may [[SuperSpeed make a Bugatti Veyron look slow]] or [[SuperReflexes waltz through a]] [[DodgeTheBullet point-blank crossfire of]] {{Gatling| Good}}s with ease that makes [[Film/TheMatrix an Agent]] envious. They may have won the SuperpowerLottery. However it is, they are [[TheGift so very naturally talented]] they don't ''need'' skill. They tend to have the attitude that if brute force doesn't work, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer it's just because]] they [[GonnaNeedMoreX didn't use enough of it]], as well as that they will [[LeeroyJenkins charge head-on]], believing that their raw power alone will overwhelm anything that gets in their way

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A character who is Unskilled, but Strong lacks the refined technique of formal training, but compensates in various ways through raw power. They may [[SuperToughness eat anti-tank missiles the way a glutton goes through an all-you-can-eat buffet.]] They may be [[SuperStrength so strong they kick tanks around like footballs]] or [[MoreDakka have the firepower to crush the US, China and Russia in a conventional conflict.]] They may [[SuperSpeed make a Bugatti Veyron look slow]] or [[SuperReflexes waltz through a]] [[DodgeTheBullet point-blank crossfire of]] {{Gatling| Good}}s [[GatlingGood gatling guns]] with ease that makes [[Film/TheMatrix an Agent]] envious. They may have won the SuperpowerLottery. However it is, they are [[TheGift so very naturally talented]] they don't ''need'' skill. They tend to have the attitude that if brute force doesn't work, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer it's just because]] they [[GonnaNeedMoreX didn't use enough of it]], as well as that they will [[LeeroyJenkins charge head-on]], believing that their raw power alone will overwhelm anything that gets in their way
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5th Oct '16 10:49:03 PM ultimomant
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* It's [[Series/LukeCage]] later on revealed that Luke is in fact [[spoiler: a former marine with refined fighting skills]], but after gaining superpowers Luke has to focus on holding back so much he can't be bothered with finesse.

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* It's [[Series/LukeCage]] In ''Series/LukeCage'', it's later on revealed that Luke is in fact [[spoiler: a former marine with refined fighting skills]], but after gaining superpowers Luke has to focus on holding back so much he can't be bothered with finesse.
5th Oct '16 8:35:06 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', [[BigBad Leonard Testarossa]] isn't a very good pilot, but his [[HumongousMecha Belial]] is equipped with the Lambda Driver, a device driven by the user's willpower that lets them perform feats that defy the laws of physics; since Leonard has tons of willpower, the Belial is practically invincible. However, during the final battle [[TheHero Sosuke]] uses the Lambda Driver-cancelling "Angel Feather" system to make it a contest of skill -- needless to say, after that [[CurbStompBattle it isn't even a fight anymore]].
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