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20th Apr '16 11:53:51 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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** There's also the hilarious CurbStompBattle when you fight Baltor for the second time. The first time around, his pirate ship is a legitimate challenge. The second time, he's got exactly the same ship. You've got the [[CoolShip Delphinus]] and its [[WaveMotionGun Moon Stone Cannon]].
** Random ship battles in the overworld are geniunely hillarious once you get the Delphinus for a reason. They're a threat at first, when you have the Little Jack (a small wooden ship). Later on, they still have the same old wooden pirate ships, while you have a freaking metal *flying aircraft carrier*. It's the equivalent of attacking a modern aircraft carrier with an 18th century wooden ship, and the results are as expected. You basically 1-shot them with the weak attacks, no need to use the Moon Stone Cannon.

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** There's also the hilarious CurbStompBattle when you fight Baltor for the second time. The first time around, his pirate ship is a legitimate challenge. The second time, he's got exactly the same ship. You've got the [[CoolShip Delphinus]] and its her [[WaveMotionGun Moon Stone Cannon]].
** Random ship battles with Black Pirates in the overworld are geniunely hillarious genuinely hilarious once you get the Delphinus for a reason. They're a threat at first, when you have the Little Jack (a small wooden ship). Later on, they still have the same old wooden pirate ships, while you have a freaking metal *flying aircraft carrier*. ''metal destroyer''. It's the equivalent of attacking a modern aircraft carrier WWII destroyer with an 18th century wooden sailing ship, and the results are as expected. You basically 1-shot one-shot them with the weak attacks, no need to use the Moon Stone Cannon.Cannon. [[NoKillLikeOverKill Unless it amuses you, of course.]]
7th Apr '16 7:39:09 PM deven0711
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* Vergil in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'' goes from handing Dante his ass during their first encounter, to fighting him to a stand-still in their second, and finally losing to him in their third. However, it's not so much that Vergil forgot to level grind, since he actually gets progressively stronger just like Dante, gaining new weapons (Beowulf, Force Edge) and attacks, but Dante's just gaining much faster than he is.

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* Vergil in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'' has a more plot-oriented example. Vergil goes from handing Dante his ass during their first encounter, to fighting him to a stand-still in their second, and finally losing to him in their third. However, it's not so much that Vergil forgot to level grind, since he actually gets progressively stronger just like Dante, gaining new weapons (Beowulf, Force Edge) and attacks, but Dante's just gaining much faster than he is.
23rd Mar '16 4:21:53 AM Theokal3
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* [[MadScientist Doctor Animo]] from Franchise/{{Ben 10}}. When he was introduced in [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} the Original Series]], Animo was considered something of Ben's third biggest nemesis. By the time of the sequels, Ben has [[TookALevelInBadass become much more powerful and experienced]], and [[OvershadowedByAwesome plenty of much more dangerous bad guys have shown up]], reducing Animo to little more than a standard enemy.

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* [[MadScientist Doctor Animo]] from Franchise/{{Ben 10}}. When he was introduced in [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} the Original Series]], Animo was considered something of Ben's third biggest nemesis. By the time of the sequels, Ben has [[TookALevelInBadass become much more powerful and experienced]], and [[OvershadowedByAwesome plenty of much more dangerous bad guys have shown up]], reducing Animo the MadScientist to little more than a standard enemy.LaughablyEvil recurring rogue.
23rd Mar '16 4:16:52 AM Theokal3
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* [[MadScientist Doctor Animo]] from Franchise/{{Ben 10}}. When he was introduced in [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} the Original Series]], Animo was considered something of Ben's third biggest nemesis. By the time of the sequels, Ben has [[TookALevelInBadass become much more powerful and experienced]], and [[OvershadowedByAwesome plenty of much more dangerous bad guys have shown up]], reducing Animo to little more than a standard enemy.
13th Mar '16 11:14:02 AM deven0711
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** Subverted in Episodes 40-49. In the former episode, "Meet the Dark Masters", Angemon takes two blasts from Machinedramon who comes out of nowhere and the impact is damaging enough to revert him back to rookie form Patamon. In Episode 49, he still gets outmatched by Machinedramon like the other Digimon before Wargreymon finally destroys him, but he is able to take two blasts at a faster firing rate without being de-digivolved. Being a champion, two whole ranks below Machinedramon, maybe this example isn't so mild.
7th Mar '16 5:33:34 PM pablo360
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** Parodied when the Doc easily dispatches a vampire the AltText snarks that he had lived 126 years without ever thinking to take a karate class.
** Another parody pops up during the Paleontologists, Politicians and Prologue arc, where McNinja takes down Franz Rayner and Mongo the super ninja with ease.

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** Parodied when the Doc easily dispatches a vampire vampire; the AltText snarks that he had lived 126 years without ever thinking to take a karate class.
** Another parody example pops up during the Paleontologists, Politicians and Prologue arc, where McNinja takes down Franz Rayner and Mongo the super ninja Uberninja with ease.
27th Feb '16 8:49:56 AM VictorDamazio
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** When you're studying, some subjects can look really hard, especially math, when you move to the next grades, those subjects will seem a piece of cake for you, even if you forgot them and are looking back to remember.
14th Feb '16 4:05:46 PM KeithM
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Malcolm Merlyn was able to defeat Oliver quite easily when they fought each other in the first season. When Oliver faces him in season 4 for leadership of the League of Assassins, he defeats Merlyn with hardly any effort at all, the more impressive as Oliver was holding back because he didn't want to kill him.
11th Feb '16 10:25:33 PM KeithM
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* In the ''Literature/{{Starfire}} series, the members of the Grand Alliance get curb-stomped on a regular basis by the might of the Bug forces they oppose. After a while, they come to realize that they face overwhelming force because they're facing fleets that have been built up over centuries, but only come from a handful of systems so there's no way that the Bugs could have the infrastructure to replace them as fast as they're being lost, nor make significant changes in the technology they deploy because they're using ships they built a long time ago. Once the allies realize this, they begin fighting battles of attrition because they can afford to replace ships and the Bugs can't. By the end they can routinely beat outnumbered Bug fleets and start becoming more concerned with winning the war quickly to keep their own casualties down.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Starfire}} ''Literature/{{Starfire}}'' series, the members of the Grand Alliance get curb-stomped on a regular basis by the might of the Bug forces they oppose. After a while, they come to realize that they face overwhelming force because they're facing fleets that have been built up over centuries, but only come from a handful of systems so there's no way that the Bugs could have the infrastructure to replace them as fast as they're being lost, nor make significant changes in the technology they deploy because they're using ships they built a long time ago. Once the allies realize this, they begin fighting battles of attrition because they can afford to replace ships and the Bugs can't. By the end they can routinely beat outnumbered Bug fleets and start becoming more concerned with winning the war quickly to keep their own casualties down.
11th Feb '16 10:25:03 PM KeithM
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* This is an invoked trope as a strategy in the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series. The Gbaba win a long war of attrition against humanity due to superior numbers and initial starting technology, but human researchers discover they haven't advanced in possibly millennia and show no inclination (or possibly ability) to do so, even as they face increasing losses due to humanity racing to catch up, and they realize that if humanity had only had a few more years of their normal technological advancement, they'd be on even terms and then shortly thereafter curb-stomping them. They establish a secret colony at Safehold where the last survivors of humanity can hide out, with the plan being to create a place where humanity can regrow a significant population and then continue their technological advancement, so that when they emerge from hiding, humanity can get revenge on the Gbaba from a point of superiority.
* In the ''Literature/{{Starfire}} series, the members of the Grand Alliance get curb-stomped on a regular basis by the might of the Bug forces they oppose. After a while, they come to realize that they face overwhelming force because they're facing fleets that have been built up over centuries, but only come from a handful of systems so there's no way that the Bugs could have the infrastructure to replace them as fast as they're being lost, nor make significant changes in the technology they deploy because they're using ships they built a long time ago. Once the allies realize this, they begin fighting battles of attrition because they can afford to replace ships and the Bugs can't. By the end they can routinely beat outnumbered Bug fleets and start becoming more concerned with winning the war quickly to keep their own casualties down.
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