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15th Dec '17 12:21:10 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Due to [[ItMakesSenseInContext complicated circumstances]] in ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', a man enchanted to be [[SexGod the best at blowjobs in the world]] is made king. A vizier tells him that he can't fellate his way out of the kingdom's fiscal troubles. GilliganCut to the vizier sleeping at the king's feet with his pants down, a big smile on his face, and a giant bag of money in the king's hands. A later comic indicates that "King Blowjob" [[TheGoodKing introduced social reforms, cured curses, and made the country a genuinely better place]], [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower all through the power of amazing oral sex]].

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* Due to [[ItMakesSenseInContext complicated circumstances]] in ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', a man enchanted to be [[SexGod the best at blowjobs in the world]] is made king. A vizier tells him that he can't fellate his way out of the kingdom's fiscal troubles. GilliganCut to the vizier sleeping at the king's feet with his pants down, a big smile on his face, and a giant bag of money in the king's hands. A later comic indicates that "King Blowjob" [[TheGoodKing introduced social reforms, cured curses, and made the country a genuinely better place]], [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower all through the power of amazing oral sex]]. That being said, he can't go against the sheer power of Knobguy's (aka "Wrecking Ball") penis, which makes all instantly orgasm the moment they touch it (yes, even his own hands).
10th Dec '17 8:16:59 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In "Armageddon", a Russian cosmonaut, confronted with a malfunctioning piece of equipment, repeatedly hits it with another, similarly malfunctioning, piece of equipment, shouting,"THIS IS HOW YOU FIX THINGS ON RUSSIAN SPACE STATION!"

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* In "Armageddon", ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', a Russian cosmonaut, confronted with a malfunctioning piece of equipment, repeatedly hits it with another, similarly malfunctioning, piece of equipment, shouting,"THIS IS HOW YOU FIX THINGS ON RUSSIAN SPACE STATION!"
3rd Dec '17 5:41:21 PM WillyFourEyes
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* There's almost nothing in ''VideoGame/GolfStory'' that can't be solved by hitting a golf ball at something, or throwing golf balls at some''one''.
1st Dec '17 11:21:08 AM hullflyer
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* The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk primarily deals with his problems by smashing them. He frequently violates the "clever trick" aspect of this by simply beating things harder and harder until they break anyway, regardless of how cleverly designed or how skilled they are at absorbing or avoiding damage. Hulk is thus the ultimate "hammer" and disabuser of the notion of rock/paper/scissors story design.

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* The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk primarily deals with his problems by smashing them. He frequently violates the "clever trick" aspect of this by simply beating things harder and harder until they break anyway, regardless of how cleverly designed or how skilled they are at absorbing or avoiding damage. Hulk is thus the ultimate "hammer" and disabuser of the notion of rock/paper/scissors story design. Justified in that the Hulk gets stronger as he gets angrier, so the longer he fights, the stronger he gets, and the more capable he becomes of solving the problem by just plain smashing it.
23rd Nov '17 5:16:15 PM shooterboss
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* This trope is the reason why factoring a base 2 polynomial is taught before the quadratic formula. Had it been the other way, some students may choose to forgo the faster factorization in favor of using the formula every time.
* Controversially, police in the US are notoriously deadly for this reason. In the heat of the action, using batons, nightsticks, or even just talking down the suspect take a backseat when a gun is right on your belt.
13th Nov '17 8:47:53 AM Kezajaws
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* Reinhardt, from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', quotes this trope if he can land his ultimate ability, Earthshatter, on enough enemies. Fittingly enough, his weapon is a [[DropTheHammer giant rocket-powered hammer]], and if he does land his ult, he's got ''three seconds'' to use said hammer on his opponents without them being able to fight back. And since his hammer hits everything in front of him when he swings, it pretty much guarantees all non-tanks are ''boned.''

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* Reinhardt, from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', quotes can quote this trope if he can land his ultimate ability, Earthshatter, on enough enemies. upon getting a kill. ("When all you have is a hammer, everyone else is a nail.") Fittingly enough, his weapon is a [[DropTheHammer giant rocket-powered hammer]], and if he does land lands his ult, ultimate ability (Earthshatter), he's got ''three seconds'' to use said hammer on his opponents without them being able to fight back. And since his hammer hits everything in front of him when he swings, it pretty much guarantees all non-tanks are ''boned.''''
** Torbjorn, a Swedish dwarf engineer, also has a hammer. But it's best used for hitting turrets to repair/upgrade them. He does, however, say "Hammer time!" if he gets a kill with it. [[DevelopersForesight If he kills Reinhardt with the hammer, he has a unique quote:]] "It's like I told you; the size of the hammer doesn't matter!"
3rd Nov '17 5:44:51 PM WillBGood
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* Politics tends to be this. Almost any thing that parliaments do is in the form of laws. Justified in that laws are very flexible things that can create agencies, allocate funds, outlaw certain behavior, levy taxes and fees or do myriad other things.
* 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.
* Humans. We may not have something like sharp claws or poisonous skin like some of other creatures of Earth but we can use our intelligent brain proficiently enough to compensate for our shortcomings and even go beyond our biological limitations with enough time and preparation.
23rd Oct '17 8:49:23 AM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': Taiga Hanaya's main strategy is simply to shoot the video game themed [[MonsterOfTheWeek Bugsters]] until it stops moving. This has proven to be both risky for the patient the Bugster has spawned from and not feasible in other games than the action ones. He gets called out on it.
15th Oct '17 2:29:38 PM Yuihime
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* Due to [[ItMakesSenseInContext complicated circumstances]] in ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', a man enchanted to be [[SexGod the best at blowjobs in the world]] is made king. A vizier tells him that he can't fellate his way out of the kingdom's fiscal troubles. GilliganCut to the vizier sleeping at the king's feet with his pants down, a big smile on his face, and a giant bag of money in the king's hands.

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* Due to [[ItMakesSenseInContext complicated circumstances]] in ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', a man enchanted to be [[SexGod the best at blowjobs in the world]] is made king. A vizier tells him that he can't fellate his way out of the kingdom's fiscal troubles. GilliganCut to the vizier sleeping at the king's feet with his pants down, a big smile on his face, and a giant bag of money in the king's hands. A later comic indicates that "King Blowjob" [[TheGoodKing introduced social reforms, cured curses, and made the country a genuinely better place]], [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower all through the power of amazing oral sex]].
4th Oct '17 5:14:38 PM Gamermaster
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* ''VideoGame/DrillDozer'' could be considered a predecessor to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' in this regard. Everything [[spoiler:except [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom defeating the final boss]]]] is accomplished by using a drill, including flying, swimming, opening doors, and defeating enemies.

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* ''VideoGame/DrillDozer'' could be considered a predecessor to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' in this regard. Everything [[spoiler:except [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom defeating the final boss]]]] is accomplished by [[ThisIsADrill using a drill, drill]], including flying, swimming, opening doors, and defeating enemies.
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