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17th Jan '18 7:01:07 PM jormis29
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** The sound of whistling can seriously incapacitate Namekians, as a result of their incredibly acute senses of hearing. This becomes a plot point in the DBZ movie ''Lord Slug'' where Piccolo [[spoiler: asks Gohan to start whistling after [[BodyHorror ripping off his own ears]] in a desperate attempt to stop Lord Slug]].

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** The sound of whistling can seriously incapacitate Namekians, as a result of their incredibly acute senses of hearing. This becomes a plot point in the DBZ movie ''Lord Slug'' ''Anime/DragonBallZLordSlug'' where Piccolo [[spoiler: asks Gohan to start whistling after [[BodyHorror ripping off his own ears]] in a desperate attempt to stop Lord Slug]].
8th Jan '18 12:09:28 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': Gongenzaka's Superheavy Samurai Deck functions without having Spell/Trap Cards in his Graveyards, so he cannot pick up Action Cards without handicapping him. This is normally not a problem, as his deck is pretty strong, but it makes him unsuitable in Tag Duels, where both partners share the same field and Graveyard, thus his deck is very likely to get screwed by his partner or his partner is screwed for not using Spell/Trap Cards when they actually need them. [[spoiler:Gongenzaka later gains a new ace monster that can banish Spell/Trap Cards from his Graveyard, yet it is still not suitable in Tag Duels.]]
8th Jan '18 11:54:57 AM MajinAkuma
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** In-universe, at least, we have Eneru. His ShockAndAwe abilities are considered among the most godlike Devil Fruit powers in the setting, yet Luffy's relatively low-tier RubberMan powers completely and utterly negated them, to the point that Eneru had to get really creative with his powers just to find a way to harm Luffy at all, and only his unrelated SpiderSense ability protected him from getting beaten to a pulp pretty much instantly.

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** Fishmen or Fishmen-hybrids who have eaten Devil Fruits are unable to swim like any other Devil Fruit user, but unlike them, they still can breathe underwater. The problem with that is that they can't move underwater without being surrounded by a special coat of bubble.
** In-universe, at least, we have Eneru.Enel. His ShockAndAwe abilities are considered among the most godlike Devil Fruit powers in the setting, yet Luffy's relatively low-tier RubberMan powers completely and utterly negated them, to the point that Eneru had to get really creative with his powers just to find a way to harm Luffy at all, and only his unrelated SpiderSense ability protected him from getting beaten to a pulp pretty much instantly.



* In ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', vampires are considered the high end of the monster scale, but the fact that you can take a vampire down with a glass of water kinda puts a [[{{Pun}} dampener]] on that idea. Though, you'd have to be of werewolf speed to even ''consider'' hitting them with the stuff in the first place. Vampires are ironically said to have the most weaknesses compared to any other monster. Things like silver would also do them in.

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* In ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', vampires are considered the high end of the monster scale, but the fact that you can take a vampire down with a glass of water kinda puts a [[{{Pun}} dampener]] on that idea. Though, you'd have to be of werewolf speed to even ''consider'' hitting them with the stuff in the first place. Vampires are ironically said to have the most weaknesses compared to any other monster. Things like silver would also do them in. However, they are still incredibly strong even when weakened by those weaknesses, so it's not easy even if you exploit them.



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Espada #9 Aaroniero can't use his shapeshifting when in sunlight. Though he can still use any of his other 30,000+ powers (not that he does before getting killed, but he had the option). To make matters worse, he lives in Hueco Mundo, which has no natural sun. His boss builds a fake one for no discernible reason.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the Nuveno Espada #9 Aaroniero Arruruerie can't use his shapeshifting when in sunlight. Though he can still use any of his other 30,000+ powers (not that he does before getting killed, but he had the option). To make matters worse, he lives in Hueco Mundo, which has no natural sun. His boss builds a fake one for no discernible reason.
31st Dec '17 2:41:02 PM td1989
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** The Enchantress specifically places this in her as a failsafe if she turned against her.
22nd Dec '17 3:51:22 AM LondonKdS
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* Dogs are hypersensitive to theobromine, a relative of caffeine that exists in cocoa and chocolate. Hence significant amounts of chocolate can be deliciously tempting death to them.
12th Dec '17 2:11:41 AM jormis29
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* The aliens in the French comedy ''[[Film/LeGendarmeDeSaintTropez Le Gendarme et les extra-terrestres]]'' are physically tough, can teleport, and can appear as any person they desire. What's their weakness? Water (note: the film predates ''Film/{{Signs}}'' by a few decades). Apparently, they're MechanicalLifeforms (they're shown drinking motor oil at one point) and rust at the slightest touch of water in a matter of minutes. The worst part? They came in peace! It was the gendarmes' aggressiveness that made them hostile. In the end, the aliens are destroyed (with water, naturally), and [[BrokenAesop the gendarmes are hailed as heroes]].

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* The aliens in the French comedy ''[[Film/LeGendarmeDeSaintTropez Le Gendarme et les extra-terrestres]]'' ''Film/LeGendarmeEtLesExtraTerrestres'' are physically tough, can teleport, and can appear as any person they desire. What's their weakness? Water (note: the film predates ''Film/{{Signs}}'' by a few decades). Apparently, they're MechanicalLifeforms (they're shown drinking motor oil at one point) and rust at the slightest touch of water in a matter of minutes. The worst part? They came in peace! It was the gendarmes' aggressiveness that made them hostile. In the end, the aliens are destroyed (with water, naturally), and [[BrokenAesop the gendarmes are hailed as heroes]].
4th Dec '17 11:37:09 PM PhantomRider
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** The new Cybermen don't have it much better. Their weakness is being given back their emotions; they fry when the humans they're made from enter WhatHaveIBecome mode. The Doctor really hates doing this because it's turning them back into real people who promptly suffer DeathByDespair at the horror of their situation. What makes it weaksauce is that it gets easier and easier to do: "emotions removed" seems to mean "everyone's emotions suppressed by a single Emotion Suppress-O-Tron." If you point a sonic screwdriver at the right doohickey in a Cyberman-run facility--and getting into position to do this takes less fuss with each encounter--an ''entire invasion force'' winds up clutching its heads and falling dead. At least with the old ones, you'd run out of coins to slingshot eventually.

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** The new Cybermen don't have it much better. Their weakness is being given back their emotions; they fry when the humans they're made from enter WhatHaveIBecome mode. The Doctor really hates doing this because it's turning them back into real people who promptly suffer DeathByDespair at the horror of their situation. What makes it weaksauce is that it gets easier and easier to do: "emotions removed" seems to mean "everyone's emotions suppressed by a single Emotion Suppress-O-Tron." If you point a sonic screwdriver at the right doohickey in a Cyberman-run facility--and getting into position to do this takes less fuss with each encounter--an ''entire invasion force'' winds up clutching its heads and falling dead. At least with the old ones, you'd run out of coins to slingshot eventually. If that incident was the lowest the Cybermen fell in the old series, in the new series it must surely be "Closing Time." A guy ''thinking about his love for his child'' as he was being converted caused all the Cybermen to fall apart and their ship to EXPLODE.



** The Doctor's sonic screwdriver "doesn't do wood" ([[HehHehYouSaidX Hee hee hee]]!) in that it can't help much against wooden latches and other such things. It also doesn't do deadlocks, and can be deactivated by some hairdryers.

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** The Doctor's sonic screwdriver "doesn't do wood" ([[HehHehYouSaidX Hee hee hee]]!) in that it can't help much against wooden latches and other such things. It also doesn't do deadlocks, can't overcome a "deadlock seal," and can be deactivated by some hairdryers.



* The alien "Gua" in ''Series/FirstWave'' turn out to be badly affected by salt. It affects them roughly like heroin affects humans. One episode featured renegade Gua hiding out in a derelict building snorting packets of UsefulNotes/McDonalds salt. This is the same series where the hero fought the alien invasion using the lost diaries of Nostradamus, so... Technically, we never see an actual Gua. They're husks--cloned human/Gua hybrids. It's possible that actual Gua are immune to salt but happen to be crappy genetic engineers.

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* The alien "Gua" in ''Series/FirstWave'' turn out to be badly affected by salt. It affects them roughly like heroin affects humans. One episode featured renegade Gua hiding out in a derelict building snorting packets of UsefulNotes/McDonalds salt. This is the same series where the hero fought the alien invasion using the lost diaries of Nostradamus, so... Technically, Also, technically, we never see an actual Gua. They're husks--cloned human/Gua hybrids. It's possible that actual Gua are immune to salt but happen to be crappy genetic engineers.



* The Busters of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' each have a weak point. Ryuuji (Blue Buster) and Yoko (Yellow Buster) have relatively reasonable and easily dealt with weaknesses, but Hiromu (Red Buster) freezes (to the point of hanging in mid-air) if he gets scared. Which wouldn't be too bad, since he's rather fearless, in general. Unfortunately, he has an extreme phobia of chickens -- even seeing a cartoon chicken, or [[VerbalWeakness hearing the word]] is enough to lock him down for a while. This happens in battle multiple times. His Buddy Roid partner, Cheeda Nick also has a terrible sense of direction.
* The TrueFinalBoss of ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' proves immune to all of the heroes' attacks, regardless of how strong they are or how many dozens of levels they've gained. However, he's a FusionDance between two other villains, one a human and the other a Bugster, which Emu realizes just makes him a bigger, tougher version of the [[WarmUpBoss Bugster Unions]] from the first few episodes of the show. Sure enough, he has the same weakness: he can only be damaged by someone at Level 1.

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* The Busters of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' each have a weak point. Ryuuji (Blue Buster) and Yoko (Yellow Buster) have relatively reasonable and easily dealt with weaknesses, but Hiromu (Red Buster) freezes (to the point of hanging in mid-air) if he gets scared. Which wouldn't be too bad, since he's rather fearless, in general. Unfortunately, he has an extreme phobia of chickens -- even seeing a cartoon chicken, or [[VerbalWeakness hearing the word]] is enough to lock him down for a while. This happens in battle multiple times. His Buddy Roid partner, Cheeda Nick also has a terrible sense of direction.
direction. (Which wouldn't be so bad if Nick didn't ''turn into Hiromu's bike.'')
* The TrueFinalBoss of ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' proves immune to all of the heroes' attacks, regardless of how strong they are or how many dozens of levels they've gained. However, he's a FusionDance between two other villains, one a human and the other a Bugster, which Emu realizes just makes him a bigger, tougher version of the [[WarmUpBoss Bugster Unions]] from the first few episodes of the show. Sure enough, he has the same weakness: he can only be damaged by someone at Level 1.1 (as in, the then-long-unseen [[JokeCharacter joke chibi forms]] of the Riders.)
25th Nov '17 6:12:38 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* One episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}'' revealed that [[ShowWithinAShow Bionic Bunny]]'s weakness is table salt. As soon as it contacts his skin, he loses his powers, retains water, and becomes grouchy.
16th Nov '17 8:55:01 PM DesertDragon
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* Even though Film/{{Thor}} is the God of Thunder and has the power of ShockAndAwe, he's still vulnerable to electric attacks from others, as we see in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.
16th Nov '17 6:29:28 PM ReaderAt2046
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* {{Creator/AnneBWalsh}}'s Legendbreakers can move freely through time and dimensions, reshape reality with their minds, possess near-total omniscience and precognition, and are effectively immortal. They are also extremely vulnerable to ''pretzels''.
** Legendbreakers gain their powers by binding themselves to Outer Time through a series of six ritual actions. They must shed blood and tears, drink water and wine, and eat bread and salt. The problem is that the ritual also works in reverse. If a Legendbreaker performs three or more of the six actions in close enough succession while in Inner Time, they become partially bound to Inner Time once more, weakening their powers and making them vulnerable to their enemies. Since pretzels are made of bread and salt, you only need one more of the six to put them in the danger zone.
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