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25th Jun '17 12:31:53 PM DarkHunter
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** Eren later takes a page from Annie's book against [[spoiler:Reiner, in Armored Titan form. He quickly realizes that Reiner's armor makes brute force a non-option, so he starts using Annie's techniques to get the Armored Titan in joint locks and grapples, which ''are'' effective even with the armor.]]
20th Jun '17 8:16:14 PM SpitbreakFTW
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* Golfers in general tend not to be particularly strong, especially compared to athletes in other sports, but Jim Furyk stands out as an utter weakling. Hitting tee shots that some LPGA players could match in length, and a good 80 yards shorter than some big hitters on the PGA Tour are capable of hitting it, Furyk has ridden excellent accuracy in all facets of the game, and, when playing well, unfailing precision in his short game to a US Open victory, a 2nd place finish in the 2016 US Open at ''Oakmont'', one of the longest courses in Open history, a few other runner up finishes at Major championships, a FedEx Cup championship, and he even holds sole possession of the PGA Tour single round scoring record, as he once shot a ''58'' at a Tour event.
16th Jun '17 8:26:24 PM merotoker
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** Tobi at least in comparison with other members of Akatsuki. His space-time abilities make him one of the most poweful tactical fighters of the series, he only ever used two large scale ninjutsu whereas the rest of Akatsuki relied on several highly destructive techniques. It's because of this that Itachi said that "Madara" was a shadow of his former self; at the time, Itachi was under the impression that Tobi was the real Madara Uchiha, who tied with the First Hokage, he second "God of Shinobi," in strength. It should be noted that his abilities to control several tailed beasts with his eyes makes up for his lack of personal firepower. And this is not to mention when he became [[PhysicalGod Jinchuuriki of the Ten-Tails]]...
** Kakashi Hatake is this as well. He's considered the equal of the unbelieveably, undefeatably powerful Maito Gai by virtue of having learned literal hundreds of jutsu and being a master tactician who rarely fights his enemies head-on until he's ready to destroy them. Despite being ''way'' more powerful than the average Jounin, he's also ''way'' outclassed in strength by most of the Kage-level fighters he's compared to as an equal.

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** Tobi at least in comparison with other members of Akatsuki. His space-time abilities make him one of the most poweful powerful tactical fighters of the series, he only ever used two large scale ninjutsu whereas the rest of Akatsuki relied on several highly destructive techniques. It's because of this that Itachi said that "Madara" was a shadow of his former self; at the time, Itachi was under the impression that Tobi was the real Madara Uchiha, who tied with the First Hokage, he second "God of Shinobi," in strength. It should be noted that his abilities to control several tailed beasts with his eyes makes up for his lack of personal firepower. And this is not to mention when he became [[PhysicalGod Jinchuuriki of the Ten-Tails]]...
** Kakashi Hatake is this as well. He's considered the equal of the unbelieveably, unbelievably, undefeatably powerful Maito Gai by virtue of having learned literal hundreds of jutsu and being a master tactician who rarely fights his enemies head-on until he's ready to destroy them. Despite being ''way'' more powerful than the average Jounin, he's also ''way'' outclassed in strength by most of the Kage-level fighters he's compared to as an equal.



** Unbelievably, ''[[FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan]]'': in his fight with Cell he attacks with great skill and in such a way that he would have ''destroyed'' a normal opponent (indeed, the ''first'' attack had a good chance to ''kill'' a normal human), but as his opponent was the far stronger Cell he didn't even scratch him. He later proves it again when going against two gunmen-and as the gunmen were [[{{Muggle}} normal humans]] he [[CurbStompBattle annihilates them]].

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** Unbelievably, ''[[FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan]]'': in his fight with Cell he attacks with great skill and in such a way that he would have ''destroyed'' a normal opponent (indeed, the ''first'' attack had a good chance to ''kill'' a normal human), but as his opponent was the far stronger Cell he didn't even scratch him. He later proves it again when going against two gunmen-and as the gunmen were [[{{Muggle}} [[{{Muggles}} normal humans]] he [[CurbStompBattle annihilates them]].



* Comicbook/BlackPanther is stronger and more agile than a normal human, but is significantly weaker than many of his fellow [[Comibook/TheAvengers Avengers]]. Despite this, he's a CrazyPrepared tactical genius and one of the few heroic examples of TheChessmaster archetype, making him very effective. He's managed to get the drop on many more powerful opponents, including ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Mephisto]]'' himself.

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* Comicbook/BlackPanther is stronger and more agile than a normal human, but is significantly weaker than many of his fellow [[Comibook/TheAvengers Avengers]]. Despite this, he's a CrazyPrepared tactical genius and one of the few heroic examples of TheChessmaster archetype, making him very effective. He's managed to get the drop on many more powerful opponents, including ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Mephisto]]'' himself.''ComicBook/{{Mephisto}}'' [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu himself]].



* While Comicbook/WonderWoman always has SuperStrength, and is often a FlyingBrick, she's sometimes this given that she often faces off with PhysicalGods. Notable, against her two main [[{{Archenemy}} archenemies]], Ares and Circe, the [[WarGod god of war]] and a powerful immortal [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorceress]] respectivly, her strength means little, so she had to rely on her wits, her Amazonian training and her [[TheDeterminator upstoppable determination]] to defeat them.

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* While Comicbook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman always has SuperStrength, and is often a FlyingBrick, she's sometimes this given that she often faces off with PhysicalGods. {{Physical God}}s. Notable, against her two main [[{{Archenemy}} archenemies]], Ares and Circe, the [[WarGod god of war]] and a powerful immortal [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorceress]] respectivly, {{Evil Sorcere|r}}ss respectively, her strength means little, so she had to rely on her wits, her Amazonian training and her [[TheDeterminator [[{{Determinator}} upstoppable determination]] to defeat them.



* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', the Kryptonians haven't adapted to Earth like Superman has, so they're vulnerable to the same PowerIncontinence he got over and have had less time to gain strength from Earth's sun. However, having been bred to be soldiers, they are better fighters and learn the basics of their new abilities extremely fast. [[spoiler:By the end, Zod has learned to control both his flight and his heat vision.]]
** In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', this is subverted with Comicbook/{{Batman}}, who's only able to go toe-to-toe with Comicbook/{{Superman}} by weakening the Man of Steel with Kryptonite and using a suit of PowerArmor to increase his own strength. When Doomsday arrives, something Bruce has [[OutsideContextProblem no preparations for]], all he can do is dodge and avoid the monster's attacks. It's played straight with Comicbook/WonderWoman who, while having SuperStrength, is a ''much'' physically weaker than Doomsday, but is the only one who's really able to take it on in a fight due to her [[SuperReflexes agility]], experience and training.

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* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', the Kryptonians haven't adapted to Earth like Superman has, so they're vulnerable to the same PowerIncontinence he got over and have had less time to gain strength from Earth's sun. However, having been bred to be soldiers, they are better fighters and learn the basics of their new abilities extremely fast. [[spoiler:By the end, Zod has learned to control both his flight and his heat vision.]]
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In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', this is subverted with Comicbook/{{Batman}}, who's only able to go toe-to-toe with Comicbook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} by weakening the Man of Steel with Kryptonite and using a suit of PowerArmor PoweredArmor to increase his own strength. When Doomsday arrives, something Bruce has [[OutsideContextProblem no preparations for]], all he can do is dodge and avoid the monster's attacks. It's played straight with Comicbook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman who, while having SuperStrength, is a ''much'' physically weaker than Doomsday, but is the only one who's really able to take it on in a fight due to her [[SuperReflexes agility]], experience and training.



* According to {{Word Of God}} this is how Professor Quirrell started out. As a kid (and a teacher) he was extremely intelligent but constantly picked on and teased. As an adult, with his self confidence really low he sought out Lord Voldemort to try and defer him and earn some respect, [[spoiler: only for it to backfire [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and for him to become possessed with the undying soul of the dark Lord, subsequently allowing Voldemort to gather in strength and allow for the next seven books to occur...]]]], however, he is shown to be extremely skilled in magic, having been showed to be able to use wandless magic, a rare skill among wizards.

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* According to {{Word Of God}} WordOfGod this is how Professor Quirrell started out. As a kid (and a teacher) he was extremely intelligent but constantly picked on and teased. As an adult, with his self confidence really low he sought out Lord Voldemort to try and defer him and earn some respect, [[spoiler: only for it to backfire [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and for him to become possessed with the undying soul of the dark Lord, subsequently allowing Voldemort to gather in strength and allow for the next seven books to occur...]]]], however, he is shown to be extremely skilled in magic, having been showed to be able to use wandless magic, a rare skill among wizards.



* Ned Flanders in ''[=The Simpsons Wrestling=]'' is the weakest character in the game, save for his Lightning Bolt attack, which does the greatest damage in the game. All you have to do is survive so you can use it.

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* Ned Flanders in ''[=The ''The Simpsons Wrestling=]'' Wrestling'' is the weakest character in the game, save for his Lightning Bolt attack, which does the greatest damage in the game. All you have to do is survive so you can use it.



* In VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings Loid is first found hiding from bullies in a trash can. He is extremly skilled with weaponary however, and is able to use beams, flamethrowers, and many other tools in to aid in combat. When R7038 defeats the party on Mt. Itoi, Loid comes in with a ''tank'' to rescue them.
** Likewise, in VideoGame/EarthBound Jeff Andonuts is to Ness and his party. He used the Bad Key Machine to free Ness and Paula from underneath the Threed graveyard. Despite his lack of PSI, he proves himself invaluable with his heavy bazooka, neutralizer, and especially with his bottle rockets which is an insane GameBreaker (Even crazier is when you equip with the Rabbit's Foot).

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* In VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' Loid is first found hiding from bullies in a trash can. He is extremly extremely skilled with weaponary however, and is able to use beams, flamethrowers, and many other tools in to aid in combat. When R7038 defeats the party on Mt. Itoi, Loid comes in with a ''tank'' to rescue them.
** Likewise, in VideoGame/EarthBound ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' Jeff Andonuts is to Ness and his party. He used the Bad Key Machine to free Ness and Paula from underneath the Threed graveyard. Despite his lack of PSI, he proves himself invaluable with his heavy bazooka, neutralizer, and especially with his bottle rockets which is an insane GameBreaker (Even crazier is when you equip with the Rabbit's Foot).



* TheTeam in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. They aren't very strong on their own, but they are very good at working together, using the environment to their advantage, working out {{plan}}s, and using their powers in diverse ways. [[spoiler:The first season finale has them fight the mind-controlled Justice League, and win. Even if the League was limited by whoever was pulling their strings, it's still an impressive feat.]]

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* TheTeam in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. They aren't very strong on their own, but they are very good at working together, using the environment to their advantage, working out {{plan}}s, [[ThePlan plans]], and using their powers in diverse ways. [[spoiler:The first season finale has them fight the mind-controlled Justice League, and win. Even if the League was limited by whoever was pulling their strings, it's still an impressive feat.]]



* [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/3353107/Mouse-bites-snake-to-death.html Mouse wins epic boss battle]] against venomous snake with "barely a scratch on him".

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* [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/3353107/Mouse-bites-snake-to-death.uk/news/earth/earthnews/3353107/Mouse-bites-snake-to-death.html Mouse wins epic boss battle]] against venomous snake with "barely a scratch on him".



* Steph Curry, the point guard for the Golden State Warriors, is not as big or tall as a lot of other NBA players but his ball handling skills are phenomenal, his passing skills are top ranked, and [[TheDreaded his legendary 3 point shooting]], along with his [[ImprobableAimingSkills ability to make highly contested shots from anywhere on the floor]], is the stuff of [[NightmareFuel Nightmares]] for opposing teams. It's these skills that allowed him, in 2015, to lead the Golden State Warriors to winning their first NBA Championship since 1975 and also allowed him to become the NBA MVP.

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* Steph Curry, the point guard for the Golden State Warriors, is not as big or tall as a lot of other NBA players but his ball handling skills are phenomenal, his passing skills are top ranked, and [[TheDreaded his legendary 3 point shooting]], along with his [[ImprobableAimingSkills ability to make highly contested shots from anywhere on the floor]], is the stuff of [[NightmareFuel Nightmares]] {{Nightmare|Fuel}}s for opposing teams. It's these skills that allowed him, in 2015, to lead the Golden State Warriors to winning their first NBA Championship since 1975 and also allowed him to become the NBA MVP.
12th Jun '17 5:25:26 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', the only way the inherently much physically weaker humans can survive multiple Titans encounters is to be '''very''' skilled.

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** Annie Leonhart nearly effortless tosses both Eren and the much larger Reiner on their asses. Eren is amazed at how strong she is, but Annie explains that she is not that strong. She uses techniques that can turn an opponent's superior size and weight against them.
7th Jun '17 2:32:24 PM Eddy1215
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* Ume from Fanfic/SugarPlums is a SelfInsert protagonist who is actually at her default weaker than the average shinobi. She just naturally has less chakra then a normal person, and the longer a fight goes on the more likely she is to be killed because she has to draw from the chakra shinobi use to make them physically stronger and tougher than a normal person. Which is why she [[CombatPragmatist never]] [[FragileSpeedster let's her fights]] [[OneHitKill last that long.]]

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* Ume from Fanfic/SugarPlums ''Fanfic/SugarPlums'' is a SelfInsert protagonist who is actually at her default weaker than the average shinobi. She just naturally has less chakra then a normal person, and the longer a fight goes on the more likely she is to be killed because she has to draw from the chakra shinobi use to make them physically stronger and tougher than a normal person. Which is why she [[CombatPragmatist never]] [[FragileSpeedster let's her fights]] [[OneHitKill last that long.]]
7th Jun '17 2:31:44 PM Eddy1215
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* Ume from [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] is a [[SelfInsert self insert]] protagonist who is actually at her default weaker than the average shinobi. She just naturally has less chakra then a normal person, and the longer a fight goes on the more likely she is to be killed because she has to draw from the chakra shinobi use to make them physically stronger and tougher than a normal person. Which is why she [[CombatPragmatist never]] [[FragileSpeedster let's her fights]] [[OneHitKill last that long.]]

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* Ume from [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] Fanfic/SugarPlums is a [[SelfInsert self insert]] SelfInsert protagonist who is actually at her default weaker than the average shinobi. She just naturally has less chakra then a normal person, and the longer a fight goes on the more likely she is to be killed because she has to draw from the chakra shinobi use to make them physically stronger and tougher than a normal person. Which is why she [[CombatPragmatist never]] [[FragileSpeedster let's her fights]] [[OneHitKill last that long.]]
7th Jun '17 2:17:07 PM BloodPlum
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* Ume from ''[[Fanfic/SugarPlums]]'' is a ''[[SelfInsert]]'' protagonist who is actually at her default weaker than the average shinobi. She just naturally has less chakra then a normal person, and the longer a fight goes on the more likely she is to be killed because she has to draw from the chakra shinobi use to make them physically stronger and tougher than a normal person. Which is why she [[CombatPragmatist never]] [[FragileSpeedster let's her fights]] [[OneHitKill last that long.]]

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* Ume from ''[[Fanfic/SugarPlums]]'' [[Fanfic/SugarPlums Sugar Plums]] is a ''[[SelfInsert]]'' [[SelfInsert self insert]] protagonist who is actually at her default weaker than the average shinobi. She just naturally has less chakra then a normal person, and the longer a fight goes on the more likely she is to be killed because she has to draw from the chakra shinobi use to make them physically stronger and tougher than a normal person. Which is why she [[CombatPragmatist never]] [[FragileSpeedster let's her fights]] [[OneHitKill last that long.]]
7th Jun '17 2:16:02 PM BloodPlum
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* Ume from [[Fanfic/SugarPlums]] is a [[SelfInsert]] protagonist who is actually at her default weaker than the average shinobi. She just naturally has less chakra then a normal person, and the longer a fight goes on the more likely she is to be killed because she has to draw from the chakra shinobi use to make them physically stronger and tougher than a normal person. Which is why she [[BattlePragmatist never]] [[FragileSpeedster let's her fights]] [[OneHitKill that long.]]

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* Ume from [[Fanfic/SugarPlums]] ''[[Fanfic/SugarPlums]]'' is a [[SelfInsert]] ''[[SelfInsert]]'' protagonist who is actually at her default weaker than the average shinobi. She just naturally has less chakra then a normal person, and the longer a fight goes on the more likely she is to be killed because she has to draw from the chakra shinobi use to make them physically stronger and tougher than a normal person. Which is why she [[BattlePragmatist [[CombatPragmatist never]] [[FragileSpeedster let's her fights]] [[OneHitKill last that long.]]
7th Jun '17 2:14:35 PM BloodPlum
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* Ume from [[Fanfic/SugarPlums]] is a [[SelfInsert]] protagonist who is actually at her default weaker than the average shinobi. She just naturally has less chakra then a normal person, and the longer a fight goes on the more likely she is to be killed because she has to draw from the chakra shinobi use to make them physically stronger and tougher than a normal person. Which is why she [[BattlePragmatist never]] [[FragileSpeedster let's her fights]] [[OneHitKill that long.]]
6th Jun '17 9:44:38 AM Prometheus117
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* Arguably Mystogan from ''Manga/FairyTail''. Despite not possessing his own inherent magic like the rest of Earth-land inhabitants, he is still considered one of the strongest mages of Fairy Tail. Meaning he uses nothing but his skill and ingenuity with his magical staves in order to take down and dominate his foes.

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* Arguably Mystogan from ''Manga/FairyTail''. Despite not possessing his own inherent magic like the rest of Earth-land inhabitants, he is still considered one of the strongest mages of Fairy Tail. Meaning he uses nothing but his skill and ingenuity with his magical staves in order to take down and dominate his foes. For no greater proof, these abilities were enough to make him an S-Class Mage of Fairy Tail and even [[SmugSuper Laxus]] pre-CharacterDevelopment considered him the only person in Fairy Tail [[WorthyOpponent worth his time to fight]] (yes, even over Natsu or Erza).
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