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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).
27th Dec '16 1:57:19 PM Dravencour
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** Pointed out when Ippo learns the [[SpamAttack Dempsey Roll]]. At first, he wins a lot of fights by using the massively powerful technique, but after fighting [[spoiler:Sawamura Ryuuhei]] he realizes that he needs to seal the technique in order to ensure future victories; otherwise, ''all'' his opponents will start figuring out ways to capitalize on it.

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** Pointed out when Ippo learns the [[SpamAttack Dempsey Roll]]. At first, he wins a lot of fights by using the massively powerful technique, but after fighting [[spoiler:Sawamura Ryuuhei]] he realizes that he needs to seal the technique in order to ensure future victories; otherwise, ''all'' his opponents will start figuring out ways to counter and capitalize on it.
27th Dec '16 1:48:25 PM Dravencour
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** Napoleon's tactics and battleplans could all be reduced to "place a lot of artillery where it will hurt the enemy the most and fire until they break and run". Said approach earned him many victories when he should have lost (Austerlitz, for example: had he failed to conquer the Pratzen plateau that dominated the battlefield and place his artillery there, the Austro-Russian would have won), but if the artillery is somehow reduced in efficiency he becomes defeatable (at Leipzig Napoleon was facing A DOZEN different corps with independent command from four nations, and by the time one was at the breaking point he couldn't give the coup the grace due attacks from two others, while at Waterloo Wellington resisted long enough for the Prussian attack because he had placed his troops behind a hill to neutralize direct artillery fire and mud from a nightly rain had reduced the effectiveness of grenades).

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** Napoleon's tactics and battleplans in warfare could all be reduced boiled down to "place a lot of artillery where it will hurt the enemy the most and fire until they break and run". Said approach earned him Napoleon many victories when he should have lost (Austerlitz, for example: had he failed to conquer the Pratzen plateau that dominated the battlefield and place his artillery there, the Austro-Russian Austro-Russians would have won), but if the artillery is somehow reduced in efficiency he becomes defeatable (at Leipzig Leipzig, Napoleon was facing A DOZEN different corps with independent command from four nations, and by the time one was at the breaking point he couldn't give the coup the grace due ''coup de grace'' because of attacks from two others, while at Waterloo Waterloo, Wellington resisted long enough for the Prussian attack because he had placed his troops behind a hill to neutralize direct artillery fire and mud from a nightly rain had reduced the effectiveness of grenades).
27th Dec '16 1:45:50 PM Dravencour
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* [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] and UsefulNotes/{{Napoleon|Bonaparte}} (odd bedfellows, indeed) fell victim to this; both became so used to achieving foreign policy victories through war that they became reliant on warfare to secure all their successes. This culminated in disastrous invasions of Russia. Also, Napoleon's tactics and battleplans could all be reduced to "place a lot of artillery where it will hurt the enemy the most and fire until they break and run". Said approach earned him many victories when he should have lost (Austerlitz, for example: had he failed to conquer the Pratzen plateau that dominated the battlefield and place his artillery there, the Austro-Russian would have won), but if the artillery is somehow reduced in efficiency he becomes defeatable (at Leipzig Napoleon was facing A DOZEN different corps with independent command from four nations, and by the time one was at the breaking point he couldn't give the coup the grace due attacks from two others, while at Waterloo Wellington resisted long enough for the Prussian attack because he had placed his troops behind a hill to neutralize direct artillery fire and mud from a nightly rain had reduced the effectiveness of grenades).

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* [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] and UsefulNotes/{{Napoleon|Bonaparte}} (odd bedfellows, indeed) fell victim to this; both became so used to achieving foreign policy victories through war that they became reliant on warfare to secure all their successes. This culminated in disastrous invasions of Russia. Also, Russia.
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Napoleon's tactics and battleplans could all be reduced to "place a lot of artillery where it will hurt the enemy the most and fire until they break and run". Said approach earned him many victories when he should have lost (Austerlitz, for example: had he failed to conquer the Pratzen plateau that dominated the battlefield and place his artillery there, the Austro-Russian would have won), but if the artillery is somehow reduced in efficiency he becomes defeatable (at Leipzig Napoleon was facing A DOZEN different corps with independent command from four nations, and by the time one was at the breaking point he couldn't give the coup the grace due attacks from two others, while at Waterloo Wellington resisted long enough for the Prussian attack because he had placed his troops behind a hill to neutralize direct artillery fire and mud from a nightly rain had reduced the effectiveness of grenades).
27th Dec '16 1:30:09 PM Dravencour
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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Kenshiro hits people and then they explode. If he loses a battle it's not because he needs to strengthen or do more training: he's just hitting them wrong. Once that's figured out, he hits them and they explode like they're supposed to.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Kenshiro hits people and then they explode. If he loses a battle it's not because he needs to strengthen or do more training: training like with the shonen protagonists that come after him: he's just hitting them wrong. Once that's figured out, he hits them and they explode like they're supposed to.
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