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19th Nov '17 12:42:20 AM ultimomant
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* ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'': Barry Allen/The Flash nervously points out he has zero combat experience. Prior to the movie, his only fights have been against ordinary criminals who are like statues to him that he can just knock over with his SuperSpeed.
17th Nov '17 8:57:16 AM sartek
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** Another ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' example in the form of Dark Marik. While he is by no means a ''bad'' duelist, his main dueling strategy relies on two things: The magic of his Shadow Games and the Winged Dragon of Ra. In all of his duels, Marik is on the cusp of defeat only for him to summon the Winged Dragon of Ra and win (not helped by it [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands pulling out a new ability each time]]). In the four-way duel between him, Yugi, Kaiba, and Joey, he is the first one eliminated due to him not having access to Ra or his Shadow Games. And in his later duel with Joey, he only won because the latter passed out from the life-draining effects of the Shadow Game before he could deal the finishing blow.

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** Another ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' example in the form of Dark Marik. While he is by no means a ''bad'' duelist, his main dueling strategy relies on two things: The magic of his Shadow Games and the Winged Dragon of Ra. In all of his duels, Marik is on the cusp of defeat only for him to summon the Winged Dragon of Ra and win (not helped by it [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands pulling out a new ability each time]]). In the four-way duel between him, Yugi, Kaiba, and Joey, he is the first one eliminated due to him not having access to Ra or his Shadow Games. And in his later duel with Joey, he only won because the latter passed out from the life-draining effects of the Shadow Game before he could deal the finishing blow. He would have been defeated in his first match, if Mai didn't try to use Ra to finish him (not knowing it required to recite a summoning phrase written in a dead language to unlock it)
13th Nov '17 3:53:38 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Film/ConantheBarbarian'' is at the beginning, getting knocked over easily, but after some fights and training becomes a MasterSwordsman rather easily.

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* ''Film/ConantheBarbarian'' ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian'' is at the beginning, getting knocked over easily, but after some fights and training becomes a MasterSwordsman rather easily.



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13th Nov '17 2:24:30 PM Nrm65
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* ''Film/ConantheBarbarian'' is at the beginning, getting knocked over easily, but after some fights and training becomes a MasterSwordsman rather easily.
7th Nov '17 12:53:16 PM ChronoLegion
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* Laruna Trullon in ''Literature/TheDarkProfitSaga'' is an extremely powerful solamancer (practitioner of sun magic), specializing in pyromancy. She can hurl powerful blasts of raw fire and has incredible reserves of energy. However, she utterly sucks at weaving spells, as she lacks the patience necessary for the task. This puts her at odds with the WeakButSkilled Jynn Ur'Gored, who has become a well-known master of noctomancy (moon magic), despite being weak at raw magic, primarily through his skill at spell-weaving.
7th Nov '17 12:46:30 PM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds: Year 1'', Roy starts off the year with lots of raw strength and little skills, despite the training he received from his father years ago. In his arrogance, he is tricked into challenging Chad, the top male student in class, and is beaten senseless, when Chad demonstrates that Roy may be physically stronger than Chad, but Chad spends all his free time training and pushing himself to the limit. Once Roy is paired with Chad, though, the former starts picking up a few tricks, even though he never actually beats Chad [[spoiler:until ''Year 3'']]. This also applies to Vince, whose potential is virtually limitless, but he doesn't yet know how to use all the facets of his ability to their fullest. Mary is potentially the most powerful telepath and telekinetic in the world, but her lack of experience (and arrogance) means that the far more experienced Professor Stone is able to easily outclass Mary in that department (such as being able to control dozens of objects simultaneously, something Mary didn't even think was possible until then).
4th Nov '17 4:28:31 PM H2SO4
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** Played straight with Ozai, Katara and Toph, who are all pretty much helpless without their powers, ''especially'' Toph; who is one of the most dangerous people in the world with her Earthbending, and a blind little girl without it.

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** Played straight with Ozai, Katara and Toph, who are all pretty much helpless without their powers, ''especially'' Toph; who is one of the most dangerous people in the world with her Earthbending, and a blind little girl without it. [[spoiler:As for Ozai, it's not completely the case. His ''other'' greatest strength is his intellect. Without his firebending, he could do a ''lot'' of damage, even from prison]].
1st Nov '17 2:50:03 AM InsidiousUnicorn
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** Despite popular belief, Superman is actually a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]... when writers remember that he's actually an expert combatant, having been trained by some of the greatest martial artists and warriors in the DCU[[note]]such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Wildcat or Mongul[[/note]]. There's a number of stories in which he was depowered or had to fight foes as powerful or more powerful than him and proved to be a masterful fighter, beating his opponents based on his fighting skills alone. He just "conveniently" [[ForgotAboutHisPowers tends to forget his skills]] when writers have him fight less powerful superheroes like Batman or Wonder Woman, as their fights would end much sooner if he didn't. It doesn't help that he rarely has a chance or need to display said skills, given how powerful he is, [[CriticalResearchFailure leading many writers and fans to the assume that he's this trope]].

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** Despite popular belief, Superman is actually a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]... when writers remember that he's actually an expert combatant, having been trained by some of the greatest martial artists and warriors in the DCU[[note]]such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Wildcat or Mongul[[/note]]. There's a number of stories in which he was depowered or had to fight foes as powerful or more powerful than him and proved to be a masterful fighter, beating his opponents based on his fighting skills alone. He just "conveniently" [[ForgotAboutHisPowers tends to forget his skills]] when writers have him fight less powerful superheroes like Batman or Wonder Woman, superheroes, as their fights would end much sooner if he didn't. It doesn't help that he rarely has a chance or need to display said skills, given how powerful he is, [[CriticalResearchFailure leading many writers and fans to the assume that he's this trope]].
23rd Oct '17 2:59:41 PM charliebiggs
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* Fezzik from ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' just happens to be "the biggest and the strongest", and is almost apologetic about the fact that he doesn't even need to exercise to be able to defeat anybody in a fight. It's played with, though, as during his fight with the Man in Black he realizes that years of exclusively fighting groups has left his one-on-one game very rusty.

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* Fezzik from ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' just happens to be "the biggest and the strongest", and is almost apologetic about the fact that he doesn't even need to exercise to be able to defeat anybody in a fight. It's played with, though, as However, during his fight with the Man in Black he realizes that years of exclusively fighting groups has left his one-on-one game very rusty.
23rd Oct '17 2:58:35 PM charliebiggs
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* Fezzik from ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' just happens to be "the biggest and the strongest", and is almost apologetic about the fact that he doesn't even need to exercise to be able to defeat anybody in a fight.

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* Fezzik from ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' just happens to be "the biggest and the strongest", and is almost apologetic about the fact that he doesn't even need to exercise to be able to defeat anybody in a fight. It's played with, though, as during his fight with the Man in Black he realizes that years of exclusively fighting groups has left his one-on-one game very rusty.
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