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20th Aug '16 11:08:40 AM TheSinful
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** Lance, the champion in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', is a dragon trainer. That is, he trains dragon-''esque'' Pokémon, not Dragon-''type'' Pokémon. This means all of his Pokémon are part flying, meaning all of them lose at least a quarter of their health to [[ThatOneAttack Stealth Rock.]]

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** Lance, the champion in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', is a dragon trainer. That is, he trains dragon-''esque'' Pokémon, not Dragon-''type'' Pokémon. This means all of his Pokémon are part flying, meaning all of them lose at least a quarter of their health to [[ThatOneAttack Stealth Rock.]]Rock]] in the remakes.


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* ''Videogame/Starcraft2'': The Odin is an incredibly powerful MightyGlacier but has rather weak anti-air abilities. In the final level of VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm, the easiest way to beat it is with a few Broodlords attacking from outside the range of its escorts, especially as their [[SpawnBroodling broodlings]] will keep the enemy from advancing to attack them.
12th Aug '16 1:57:52 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Scarabs are somewhat easily beaten in ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', stick an infantry unit too close for it to hit and send your army after it while it's stuck. They tend to die quick [[ShootTheMedicFirst unless they have engineers]].
** In the first game, the [[EliteMooks Hunters]] were enemies who could easily ruin your day. The best way to kill them, other than a rocket, was ''a single Pistol round'' to the unarmored area in their back. That's right, [[OneHitKill just one Pistol bullet.]] Justified in-universe in that said pistol fired high-explosive armor piercing rounds, but still. Bungie nerfed this ability of the pistol in the games later in the series.

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** Scarabs are somewhat easily beaten in ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', ''VideoGame/HaloWars''; just stick an infantry unit too close for it to hit and send your army after it while it's stuck. They tend to die quick [[ShootTheMedicFirst unless they have engineers]].
** In ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', the first game, the [[EliteMooks [[GiantMook Hunters]] were enemies who could easily ruin your day. The best way to kill them, other than a rocket, was ''a single Pistol round'' to the unarmored area in their back. That's right, [[OneHitKill just one Pistol bullet.]] Justified in-universe in that said pistol fired high-explosive armor piercing rounds, but still. Bungie nerfed this ability of Hunters were made a lot tougher in subsequent games, and the pistol in the games later in the series.was significantly nerfed.
9th Aug '16 2:07:35 PM Ripburger
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* Although not a flaw of the units themselves, ground units in ''VideoGame/XCom Apocalypse'' can only travel on roads and if the road square they are on is destroyed so are they. Especially galling with the Assault Tank which is pictured as having huge caterpillar treads but still can't go off-road.

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* Although not a flaw of the units themselves, ground units in ''VideoGame/XCom Apocalypse'' ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse'' can only travel on roads and if the road square they are on is destroyed so are they. Especially galling with the Assault Tank which is pictured as having huge caterpillar treads but still can't go off-road.
7th Aug '16 7:30:02 PM BenOfHouston
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** The great Samson got his SuperStrength from [[ConditionalPowers Nazirite rituals]], and breaking them was his big weakness. He attempted to mask this by making up a bunch of equally weaksauce fake weaknesses, only to kill anyone who actually tried them. He was still stupid enough to tell his true weakness to Delilah, despite her being the only one who knew of his "weaknesses" and therefore the only one who could have told them to his enemies. By the time he'd cut his hair (famously thought to be his ''sole'' weakness), he'd already violated other parts of the Nazirite rituals, such as drinking alcohol and handling dead bodies. Cutting his hair was the last straw, so to speak.

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** The great Samson got his SuperStrength from [[ConditionalPowers Nazirite rituals]], rituals]] (not cutting your hair, taking alcohol, or touching the dead, effectively a Jewish monk), and breaking them was his big weakness. He attempted to mask this by making up a bunch of equally weaksauce fake weaknesses, only to kill anyone who actually tried them. He was still stupid enough to tell his true weakness to Delilah, despite her being the only one who knew of his "weaknesses" and therefore the only one who could have told them to his enemies. By
** It's argued that Sampson could have lost his strength by breaking other parts of his Nazrite oath. However, by
the time he'd cut his hair (famously thought to be his ''sole'' weakness), he'd already violated other parts of the Nazirite rituals, such as drinking alcohol alcohol, and handling dead bodies. Cutting his hair was the last straw, so to speak.
5th Aug '16 4:11:47 PM merotoker
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* One version of Ocean Master, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'s arch nemesis, gets his powers from a magical trident he traded his soul for, and when he isn't holding it he feels intense pain. Even SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker finds this funny:

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* One version of Ocean Master, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'s arch nemesis, gets his powers from a magical trident he traded his soul for, and when he isn't holding it he feels intense pain. Even SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker finds this funny:



* ComicBook/{{Venom}}. Weaknesses? Fire and loud noise. At one point, he's defeated with nothing more than a ''lighter'' (which raises the question of why Franchise/SpiderMan doesn't just carry a $1.98 Bic lighter with him at all times). This varies DependingOnTheWriter. Carnage shares some of the same weaknesses.

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* ComicBook/{{Venom}}. Weaknesses? Fire and loud noise. At one point, he's defeated with nothing more than a ''lighter'' (which raises the question of why Franchise/SpiderMan doesn't just carry a $1.98 Bic lighter with him at all times). This varies DependingOnTheWriter. Carnage ComicBook/{{Carnage}} shares some of the same weaknesses.



* The best weapon to defeat [[ComicBook/WilqSuperbohater Wilq]] are lame jokes, or lame words in general. He does whatever he can to prevent the villains from learning about this.

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* The best weapon to defeat [[ComicBook/WilqSuperbohater Wilq]] ComicBook/{{Wilq|Superbohater}} are lame jokes, or lame words in general. He does whatever he can to prevent the villains from learning about this.



** The kids in "How To Kill A Monster" have to figure out exactly how to do that. Falling three stories doesn't stop him nor does poisoning a pie. Luckily, there's a DeusExMachina way out. [[spoiler: the monster dies after they confirm they're humans, as he's allergic.]]
** In "Attack of the Mutant", there's a subversion of the trope that's invoked to then play the trope straight. Specifically, the young male protagonist is facing an enemy supervillain who has the ability to change into anyone and anything. The boy knows in advance that if the supervillain were to change into a liquid, he'd get ''stuck'' that way and be defeated, which is the ''supervillain's'' Weaksauce Weakness. Since the villain is under the impression that the boy is a superhero, the boy pretends that ''his'' Weaksauce Weakness is that he's vulnerable to acid. So the supervillain changes into a wave of acid, and after the boy hastily jumps out of the way, the supervillain gets stuck in his liquid-acid form, thus ensuring his defeat.

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** The kids in "How To Kill A Monster" have to figure out exactly how to do that. Falling three stories doesn't stop him nor does poisoning a pie. Luckily, there's a DeusExMachina way out. [[spoiler: the The monster dies after they confirm they're humans, as he's allergic.]]
** In "Attack of the Mutant", there's a subversion of the trope that's invoked to then play the trope straight. Specifically, the young male protagonist is facing an enemy supervillain who has the ability to change into anyone and anything. The boy knows in advance that if the supervillain were to change into a liquid, he'd get ''stuck'' ''[[ShapeshifterModeLock stuck]]'' that way and be defeated, which is the ''supervillain's'' Weaksauce Weakness. Since the villain is under the impression that the boy is a superhero, the boy pretends that ''his'' Weaksauce Weakness is that he's vulnerable to acid. So the supervillain changes into a wave of acid, and after the boy hastily jumps out of the way, the supervillain gets stuck in his liquid-acid form, thus ensuring his defeat.



* In "Rawhide Rex", a short story from Creator/CliveBarker's Books of Blood, the titular creature is nearly immortal and capable of paralyzing his enemies with a gaze. What does him in, is his pathological fear of menstruating women. To him, the idea is unnatural and smacks of castration. So strong is his fear, he was able to be entombed in a pit for 400 years simply by being buried with a few primitive statues depicting a menstruating woman. Having one of these shown to him, makes him seize up in fear allowing the villagers to lynch him to death.

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* In "Rawhide Rex", a short story from Creator/CliveBarker's Books of Blood, the titular creature is nearly immortal and capable of paralyzing his enemies with a gaze. What does him in, in is his pathological fear of menstruating women. To him, the idea is unnatural and smacks of castration. So strong is his fear, he was able to be entombed in a pit for 400 years simply by being buried with a few primitive statues depicting a menstruating woman. Having one of these shown to him, makes him seize up in fear allowing the villagers to lynch him to death.



* On ''Series/AllThat'', Superdude... is lactose-intolerant. Even throwing milk ''on'' him will send him to the ground, disabled. [[ThematicRoguesGallery The bulk of his rogues' gallery is dairy-related]]: Butter Boy, Yo-Girl, Cow-Boy, the Dairy Godfather, & his ArchNemesis Milkman. [[spoiler:His one foe without quick access to lactose, the Evil Superdude, gets a NiceJobBreakingItHero moment when confused bystanders use a pitcher of milk to SpotTheImposter.]]

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* On ''Series/AllThat'', Superdude... is lactose-intolerant. Even throwing milk ''on'' him will send him to the ground, disabled. [[ThematicRoguesGallery The bulk of his rogues' gallery is dairy-related]]: Butter Boy, Yo-Girl, Cow-Boy, the Dairy Godfather, & his ArchNemesis Milkman. [[spoiler:His His one foe without quick access to lactose, the Evil Superdude, gets a NiceJobBreakingItHero moment when confused bystanders use a pitcher of milk to SpotTheImposter.]]



* Anything in ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' with the water weakness is going to be this, as such vampires can go out in neither sunlight or rain. Don't even get us started on the GM who decides to put the {{Macguffin}} at the bottom of a lake.

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* Anything in ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' with the water weakness is going to be this, as such vampires can go out in neither sunlight or rain. Don't even get us started on the GM who decides to put the {{Macguffin}} MacGuffin at the bottom of a lake.



** Lance, the champion in VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver, is a dragon trainer. That is, he trains dragon-''esque'' Pokémon, not Dragon-''type'' Pokémon. This means all of his Pokémon are part flying, meaning all of them lose at least a quarter of their health to [[ThatOneAttack Stealth Rock.]]

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** Lance, the champion in VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver, ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', is a dragon trainer. That is, he trains dragon-''esque'' Pokémon, not Dragon-''type'' Pokémon. This means all of his Pokémon are part flying, meaning all of them lose at least a quarter of their health to [[ThatOneAttack Stealth Rock.]]



* All of the final bosses of the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series are established as ridiculously powerful, perhaps even immortal, up until the final fight. Hitting it with any attack will do nothing, so you have to resort to attacking them [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve emotionally]]. [[spoiler:Giegue/Giygas from Mother is forced to retreat because Ninten sings the song his mother once sang to him, destroying his resolve. When Giygas makes his return in Videogame/{{EarthBound}}, Ness and his friends have to send a call out to all of the friends and companions they made during their adventure, including ''[[AddressingThePlayer you]]'', [[ThePowerOfFriendship who all begin praying that they will be safe, allowing them to win]]. And finally, at the end of the fight against Claus/Masked Man from Mother 3, [[HeroicSuicide Claus deliberately kills himself]] due to brotherly love]].
** In Videogame/{{EarthBound}}, using the Jar of Fly Honey on Master Belch will make him stop fighting and focus on just eating it where you'll be given the whole time to drop his HP to 0. He's actually unbeatable if you don't do this to him, though, as his HP simply won't go down until then.

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* All of the final bosses of the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series are established as ridiculously powerful, perhaps even immortal, up until the final fight. Hitting it with any attack will do nothing, so you have to resort to attacking them [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve emotionally]]. [[spoiler:Giegue/Giygas from Mother is forced to retreat because Ninten sings the song his mother once sang to him, destroying his resolve. When Giygas makes his return in Videogame/{{EarthBound}}, ''Videogame/{{EarthBound}}'', Ness and his friends have to send a call out to all of the friends and companions they made during their adventure, including ''[[AddressingThePlayer you]]'', [[ThePowerOfFriendship who all begin praying that they will be safe, allowing them to win]]. And finally, at the end of the fight against Claus/Masked Man from Mother 3, [[HeroicSuicide Claus deliberately kills himself]] due to brotherly love]].
** In Videogame/{{EarthBound}}, ''Videogame/{{EarthBound}}'', using the Jar of Fly Honey on Master Belch will make him stop fighting and focus on just eating it where you'll be given the whole time to drop his HP to 0. He's actually unbeatable if you don't do this to him, though, as his HP simply won't go down until then.



** The final boss of Raze's campaign in [[ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy the sequel]] can be difficult mainly due to a status move that gives him three moves per turn and [[InterfaceScrew blanks out the turn order]] to keep the player from planning their turns. Annoying, but easily dealt with if you brought a StatusBuffDispel item. The weird part is that in this game, that item happens to be ''vegetable juice''.

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** The final boss of Raze's campaign in [[ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy [[VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy the sequel]] can be difficult mainly due to a status move that gives him three moves per turn and [[InterfaceScrew blanks out the turn order]] to keep the player from planning their turns. Annoying, but easily dealt with if you brought a StatusBuffDispel item. The weird part is that in this game, that item happens to be ''vegetable juice''.



* In ''Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed'', the agents with the [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul Pocket President chip]] installed get incapacitating migraines when exposed to really bright light. It's why they all wear the CoolShades.

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* In ''Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed'', the agents with the [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Pocket President chip]] installed get incapacitating migraines when exposed to really bright light. It's why they all wear the CoolShades.



* {{JonTron}} discovers that the Scissorman's weakness is [[spoiler: a slice of ham, which causes him to dissolve.]]

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* {{JonTron}} LetsPlay/{{JonTron}} discovers that the Scissorman's weakness is [[spoiler: a slice of ham, which causes him to dissolve.]]dissolve]].



** The original incarnation of their [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] enemies the [=RowdyRuff=] Boys [[spoiler:are so grossed out by the girls' kisses that they explode.]] And after being genetically modified to actually gain strength from this past weakness ([[spoiler: aka puberty]]), they gain a new weakness, [[spoiler: humiliation. Yes, humiliation. Anytime they are embarrassed and laughed at, they shrink.]]

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** The original incarnation of their [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] enemies the [=RowdyRuff=] Boys [[spoiler:are so grossed out by the girls' kisses that they explode.]] And after being genetically modified to actually gain strength from this past weakness ([[spoiler: aka puberty]]), they gain a new weakness, [[spoiler: humiliation. Yes, humiliation. Anytime they are embarrassed and laughed at, they shrink.]]shrink]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', the assassin Inque is vulnerable to water, which dilutes her form so she can't stayb in one piece and has to pull herself back together over time. Despite this, she's likely the strongest villain in the series (in terms of physical power), who has likely come closer to killing Terry than anyone else (even his ArchEnemy Blight), and while he has defeated her, he has ''always'' needed help from someone else to do so.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', the assassin Inque is vulnerable to water, which dilutes her form so she can't stayb stay in one piece and has to pull herself back together over time. Despite this, she's likely the strongest villain in the series (in terms of physical power), who has likely come closer to killing Terry than anyone else (even his ArchEnemy Blight), and while he has defeated her, he has ''always'' needed help from someone else to do so.
3rd Aug '16 12:31:58 PM WillKeaton
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** ''Webcomic/PvP'' parodied it [[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2013/03/15/bucket-brigade here.]]



** ''Webcomic/PvP'' parodied it [[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2013/03/15/bucket-brigade here.]]
3rd Aug '16 12:30:57 PM WillKeaton
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** ''Webcomic/PvP'' parodied it [[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2013/03/15/bucket-brigade here]].

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** ''Webcomic/PvP'' parodied it [[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2013/03/15/bucket-brigade here]].here.]]
2nd Aug '16 8:18:58 PM elemt
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', the assassin Inque is vulnerable to: water, electricity, severe cold, and dehydration. Despite this, she's likely the strongest villain in the series (in terms of physical power), who has likely come closer to killing Terry than anyone else (even his ArchEnemy Blight), and while he has defeated her, he has ''always'' needed help from someone else to do so.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', the assassin Inque is vulnerable to: to water, electricity, severe cold, which dilutes her form so she can't stayb in one piece and dehydration.has to pull herself back together over time. Despite this, she's likely the strongest villain in the series (in terms of physical power), who has likely come closer to killing Terry than anyone else (even his ArchEnemy Blight), and while he has defeated her, he has ''always'' needed help from someone else to do so.
29th Jul '16 12:44:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Water is actually a much greater weakness to [[DishingOutDirt Sir Crocodile]], as he is a man who can turn into sand; if water strikes him, the sand "sticks together," and he is rendered unable to turn into sand at all, thus leaving him fully open to attack. He has a natural defense in that his sand powers extend to causing alarmingly fast dehydration with direct skin contact. In addition, he has the [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy good sense]] to not only do his villainous business on a relatively large island, but on a ''desert island.'' He also uses Dance Powder to not only to frame the king in an effort to overthrow him, but also to stop it from raining in the town he was using as a base. In addition, on the off-chance that someone was able to negate his logia defense for a significant period time (like with Luffy), he's skilled in other combat arts as well. His hook has a second, ''poisoned'' hook under it, and if ''that'' hook gets broken, [[CrazyPrepared he can eject a knife in its place]].

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** Water is actually a much greater weakness to [[DishingOutDirt Sir Crocodile]], as he is a man who can turn into sand; if water strikes him, the sand "sticks together," and he is rendered unable to turn into sand at all, thus leaving him fully open to attack. He has a natural defense in that his sand powers extend to causing alarmingly fast dehydration with direct skin contact. In addition, he has the [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy good sense]] sense to not only do his villainous business on a relatively large island, but on a ''desert island.'' He also uses Dance Powder to not only to frame the king in an effort to overthrow him, but also to stop it from raining in the town he was using as a base. In addition, on the off-chance that someone was able to negate his logia defense for a significant period time (like with Luffy), he's skilled in other combat arts as well. His hook has a second, ''poisoned'' hook under it, and if ''that'' hook gets broken, [[CrazyPrepared he can eject a knife in its place]].



* The alien "Frogs" (who despite the name look more like humanoid EnergyBeings) in ''Series/{{Raumpatrouille}}'' are immune to hard vacuum and the beams of the human protagonists' energy weapons pass right through them when they're encountered for the first time on the space station MZ-4 in the pilot episode. What kills them in short order once their unprotected bodies are exposed to it? [[spoiler:''Oxygen'']]. What keeps this weakness from being completely ridiculous in at least that episode is that [[spoiler:[[GenreSavvy they've already vented the station's entire atmosphere into space and wrecked the life support system beyond repair]]]], so the two ''Orion'' crewmembers trapped with them have to improvise (and get them all right the first time, too, because the same trick might well not work twice).

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* The alien "Frogs" (who despite the name look more like humanoid EnergyBeings) in ''Series/{{Raumpatrouille}}'' are immune to hard vacuum and the beams of the human protagonists' energy weapons pass right through them when they're encountered for the first time on the space station MZ-4 in the pilot episode. What kills them in short order once their unprotected bodies are exposed to it? [[spoiler:''Oxygen'']]. What keeps this weakness from being completely ridiculous in at least that episode is that [[spoiler:[[GenreSavvy they've [[spoiler:they've already vented the station's entire atmosphere into space and wrecked the life support system beyond repair]]]], repair]], so the two ''Orion'' crewmembers trapped with them have to improvise (and get them all right the first time, too, because the same trick might well not work twice).
15th Jul '16 2:45:06 PM AlienPatch
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' [[note]][[FakingTheDead He actually was kidding.]][[/note]]

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' [[note]][[FakingTheDead He actually was WAS kidding.]][[/note]]
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