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17th Feb '17 9:44:23 AM riverdine
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* Spider Jerusalem from ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' usually doesn't use firearms except for self-defence, but for everything else, there's the (usually) non-lethal [[BrownNote bowel disruptor]] to incapacitate painfully and messily.

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* Spider Jerusalem from ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' usually doesn't use firearms except for self-defence, but for everything else, there's has his go-to joke gun, the (usually) non-lethal [[BrownNote bowel disruptor]] Bowel Disruptor]] to incapacitate painfully and messily.messily.
** Used as [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] when, while on the run from the government, they are so used to him using the bowel distruptor that they are unprepared when he has actual firearms and knows how to use them.
*** Then DOUBLE-subverted when, finally getting a one-on-one with the [[BigBad president]], the security is so aware and careful of his new-found use of firearms that they neglect to check for any Source Gas recording tech on him, the first trick he ever pulled on the president.
3rd Feb '17 1:14:02 PM MarsJenkar
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': John Sheridan's motto appears to be, "When in doubt, [[NuclearOption nuclear warheads]]." No wonder Creator/{{Syfy}} keeps hiring Boxleitner for their similarly inclined [[Film/SyfyOriginalMovie movies]]. (To be fair to Sheridan, though, he never uses nukes in the same manner twice.)

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': John Sheridan's motto appears to be, "When in doubt, [[NuclearOption nuclear warheads]]." No wonder Creator/{{Syfy}} keeps hiring Boxleitner for their similarly inclined [[Film/SyfyOriginalMovie movies]]. (To be fair to Sheridan, though, he never uses nukes in the same manner twice.twice, and he's got plenty of other tactics in his bag of tricks that he's perfectly willing to use.)



--> '''James''': Don't hit it with the hammer.
-->'''Jeremy''': Why not?
-->'''James''': Because it's the tool of a pikey.

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--> '''James''': Don't hit it with the hammer. \n-->'''Jeremy''': \\
'''Jeremy''':
Why not?
-->'''James''':
not?\\
'''James''':
Because it's the tool of a pikey.
1st Feb '17 3:01:34 PM Jhonny
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* Planned Parenthood once offered a [[http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/253533/new-york-city-council-takes-bad-aim-crisis-pregnancy-centers-greg-pfundstein dubiously legal late-term abortion]] to a woman who mistakenly came to them looking for a car seat.
1st Feb '17 12:40:22 PM Allronix
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* Painfully common with young high school or college students; they learn a new technique or term, and suddenly ''everything'' falls into that category. Did they learn a new political theory or media litmus test last week? Now, everything is going to be filtered through what they learned in class.
19th Jan '17 7:12:21 PM CloudCuckooClock
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* In ''LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}}'' once Operation Fuck The World (which when activated floods everything on the map outside the fortress with lava) was complete, it became their response to everything. Initially designed to provide a permanent [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill solution]] to the elephant problem, it was eventually used against goblin invaders, [[TheJuggernaut a bronze colossus]], an inoffensive merchant caravan come to trade with them, and a ''flood'' The last of these was disastrous, creating an enormous cloud of steam that enveloped the fortress and scalded many dwarves to death.

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* In ''LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}}'' once Operation Fuck The World (which when activated floods everything on the map outside the fortress with lava) was complete, it became their response to everything. Initially designed to provide a permanent [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill solution]] to the elephant problem, it was eventually used against goblin invaders, [[TheJuggernaut a bronze colossus]], an inoffensive merchant caravan come to trade with them, and a ''flood'' ''flood.'' The last of these was disastrous, creating an enormous cloud of steam that enveloped the fortress and scalded many dwarves to death.



** The series starts to Deconstruct this as it goes on, though. At the end of Season Two, Yang [[TheWorfEffect suffers a rather embarrassing]] CurbStompBattle at the hands of [[PintSizedPowerhouse Neopolitan]], who is just too nimble for her to land a hit on. Then in Season Three's penultimate episode, [[spoiler: Yang learns that trying to rush in and punch an IaijutsuPractitioner can cost you AnArmAndALeg. In Season 4his father, Taiyang Xiaolong, calls her out on her dependence on her CriticalStatusBuff to win her fights and lack of lateral thinking]].

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** The series starts to Deconstruct this as it goes on, though. At the end of Season Two, Yang [[TheWorfEffect suffers a rather embarrassing]] CurbStompBattle at the hands of [[PintSizedPowerhouse Neopolitan]], who is just too nimble for her to land a hit on. Then in Season Three's penultimate episode, [[spoiler: Yang learns that trying to rush in and punch an IaijutsuPractitioner can cost you AnArmAndALeg. In Season 4his 4 her father, Taiyang Xiaolong, Xiao Long, calls her out on her dependence on her CriticalStatusBuff to win her fights and lack of lateral thinking]].
14th Jan '17 6:19:41 PM Piromano80
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** The series starts to Deconstruct this as it goes on, though. At the end of Season Two, Yang [[TheWorfEffect suffers a rather embarrassing]] CurbStompBattle at the hands of [[PintSizedPowerhouse Neopolitan]], who is just too nimble for her to land a hit on. Then in Season Three's penultimate episode, [[spoiler: Yang learns that trying to rush in and punch an IaijutsuPractitioner can cost you AnArmAndALeg]].

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** The series starts to Deconstruct this as it goes on, though. At the end of Season Two, Yang [[TheWorfEffect suffers a rather embarrassing]] CurbStompBattle at the hands of [[PintSizedPowerhouse Neopolitan]], who is just too nimble for her to land a hit on. Then in Season Three's penultimate episode, [[spoiler: Yang learns that trying to rush in and punch an IaijutsuPractitioner can cost you AnArmAndALeg]].AnArmAndALeg. In Season 4his father, Taiyang Xiaolong, calls her out on her dependence on her CriticalStatusBuff to win her fights and lack of lateral thinking]].
14th Jan '17 8:35:54 AM ironballs16
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* Light Yagami's only weapon is a ''Manga/DeathNote''. [[ArtifactOfDeath It kills people]]. It has a few functions related to the task (which Light exploits the hell out of), but in the end, all it ''really does'' is kill people, so every crime tends to receive the same punishment. By the end of the series, the worst criminals in the world are as petty as purse-snatchers, so they receive the axe as well.

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* Light Yagami's only weapon is a ''Manga/DeathNote''. [[ArtifactOfDeath It kills people]]. It has a few functions related to the task (which Light exploits the hell out of), but in the end, all it ''really does'' is kill people, so every crime tends to receive the same punishment. By the end of the series, the worst criminals in the world are as petty as purse-snatchers, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans so they receive the axe as well.well]].
12th Jan '17 7:25:48 AM zarpaulus
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* The only weapon on the ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' is a planet-destroying wave, as such the ship and its crew have a tendency to solve problems by blowing up planets. Like in the third TV movie where the ''Lexx'' scrapes a parasite off its skin by destroying the planet they were on and flying into the [[AsteroidThicket debris field]].
27th Dec '16 2:13:11 PM Dravencour
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* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' frequently fell into the pattern of having a monster require a clever strategy to weaken it, but then it was always time to form [[ForgottenSuperweapon the blazing sword]].

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* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' frequently fell into the pattern of having a monster require a clever strategy to weaken it, but then it was always time to form [[ForgottenSuperweapon [[FinishingMove the blazing sword]].
27th Dec '16 1:58:01 PM Dravencour
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* The page quote comes back often in [[Franchise/StarCraft Liberty's Crusade]], seeing how Mengsk' primary strategy to solve every problem is to plant a PSI Emitter near it and let the Zerg take care of the rest (followed by the entire planet being incinerated by the Protoss).

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* The page quote comes back often in [[Franchise/StarCraft Liberty's Crusade]], seeing how Mengsk' Mengsk's primary strategy to solve every problem is to plant a PSI Emitter near it and let the Zerg take care of the rest (followed by the entire planet being incinerated by the Protoss).
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