History Main / WorfHadTheFlu

15th Jun '17 3:11:24 AM Jokubas
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Burning Crusade gives us Kil'jaeden, the de facto leader of [[TheLegionsOfHell the Burning Legion]], who was in the middle of a summoning and at about half his power - and players still needed help from a BigGood or two to beat him.

to:

** Burning Crusade gives us Kil'jaeden, the de facto leader of [[TheLegionsOfHell the Burning Legion]], who was in the middle of a summoning and at about half his power - and players still needed help from a BigGood or two to beat him.him (and all that really means is just pushing him back through a portal).
11th Jun '17 6:57:48 AM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', the rather puny-looking ''Reliant'' sneak attacks the ''Enterprise'' and leaves the ship hobbling along for the rest of the movie, thus prolonging a confrontation that, under normal circumstances, would've resulted in the ''Enterprise'' mopping floors with the ''Reliant'' within about two minutes. Most of the crew being cadets didn't help, and Khan was GenreSavvy enough to have studied the Enterprise in detail. It also doesn't help that Kirk was just a little too overconfident, thinking the ''Reliant'' being silent was nothing and not having shields raised.

to:

** In ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', the rather puny-looking ''Reliant'' sneak attacks the ''Enterprise'' and leaves the ship hobbling along for the rest of the movie, thus prolonging a confrontation that, under normal circumstances, would've resulted in the ''Enterprise'' mopping floors with the ''Reliant'' within about two minutes. Most of the crew being cadets didn't help, and Khan was GenreSavvy smart enough to have studied the Enterprise in detail. It also doesn't help that Kirk was just a little too overconfident, thinking the ''Reliant'' being silent was nothing and not having shields raised.
29th May '17 2:45:56 PM RaspyMink
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* During the 2012 US presidential election, President [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] seemed extremely tired during the first presidential debate between himself and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney, who many thought dominated the debate. UsefulNotes/AlGore suggested that it was because of the altitude of Denver, the debate venue.

to:

* During the 2012 US presidential election, President [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] seemed extremely tired during the first presidential debate between himself and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney, who many thought dominated the debate. UsefulNotes/AlGore suggested that it was because of the altitude of Denver, [[UsefulNotes/{{Denver}} Denver]], the debate venue.
19th May '17 11:43:33 AM ImpudentInfidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Zuko is similarly handicapped by being unable to use any of his Firebending in his fight-to-a-draw against Jet in Book Two. Doing so would have exposed his identity, which, after an earlier incident in the season where he'd shown his firebending in a fight to defend a town and was then [[UngratefulTownsfolk immediately thrown out of said town]], caused him to hold back with Jet.

to:

** Zuko is similarly handicapped by being unable to use any of his Firebending in his fight-to-a-draw against Jet in Book Two. Doing so would have exposed his identity, which, after an earlier incident in the season where he'd shown his firebending in a fight to defend a town and was then [[UngratefulTownsfolk immediately thrown out of said town]], caused him to hold back with Jet. Towards the end of the fight he gains a clear advantage once he grabs some real swords, but the guards intervene at that point.
19th May '17 11:34:37 AM ImpudentInfidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', two of Brienne's big victories over renowned fighters have those fighters under severe handicap; Jaime is supposed to be one of the best warriors in the realm but has his hands tied together, is weak from almost a year of imprisonment and had no armour, and Sandor Clegane, who is one of the strongest and most fearsome fighters in the realm, able to held his own against his brother Gregor and defeat Beric Dondarrion, is suffering from a severe infected neck wound and fever. Loras Tyrell, on the other hand, [[AvertedTrope loses to her fair and square.]]

to:

* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', two of Brienne's big victories over renowned fighters have those fighters under severe handicap; Jaime is supposed to be one of the best warriors in the realm but has his hands tied together, is weak from almost a year of imprisonment and had no armour, and Sandor Clegane, who is one of the strongest and most fearsome fighters in the realm, able to held his own against his brother Gregor and defeat Beric Dondarrion, is suffering from a severe infected neck wound and fever. Loras Tyrell, on the other hand, [[AvertedTrope loses to her fair and square.]]]] Although he still sort of counts just not being that good of a fighter compared to his book version; his only on-screen victory is a joust where he cheats.
1st May '17 12:59:47 PM TheSinful
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9920512/1/Reaching-for-a-Dream Reaching for a Dream]]'' Naruto gets ambushed by Orochimaru then shortly afterwards Itachi and Kisame come to collect the Kyuubi. While Orochimaru does flee when he realizes Itachi and Kisame have arrived and Naruto does manage to kill Kisame, Itachi's still alive (though injured) and Naruto's completely out of juice. He's left with no other option than to limp away and hope that either Itachi collapses before he does.

to:

* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9920512/1/Reaching-for-a-Dream Reaching for a Dream]]'' Naruto gets ambushed by Orochimaru (who not only has a powerful new body but has also learned [[SuperMode Sage Mode]]) then shortly afterwards Itachi and Kisame come to collect the Kyuubi. While Orochimaru does flee when he realizes Itachi and Kisame have arrived and Naruto does manage to kill Kisame, Itachi's still alive (though injured) and Naruto's completely out of juice. He's left with no other option than to limp away and hope that either Itachi collapses before he does.


Added DiffLines:

* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Spike]] reflects in ''[[http://buffy.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600092175&chapter=2 Hurt Me]]'' that he only beat two Slayers by severely weakening both first. The Slayer he fought during the Boxer Rebellion he'd killed after posing as a soldier and sending troops after her for several days. Against Nikki Wood, he left her sleep deprived by scaring her infant son several times each night for a few days then fought her in a subway car where she couldn't use her weapons effectively. He's fully aware that if he hadn't, he would have been staked in seconds by either one.
27th Apr '17 8:12:34 AM infernape612
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In one of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''[='=]s ''Meet the Team'' videos, a [[FragileSpeedster Scout]] kills a [[MightyGlacier Heavy]] with his baseball bat. He then can be seen munching on the Heavy's SatiatingSandwich. [[FridgeBrilliance Do note, however]], that the Heavy in question was trying to eat his [[FunetikAccent Sandvich]] before the Scout interrupted him - and the whole point of eating a Sandvich is [[HyperactiveMetabolism to regain health]].

to:

* In one of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''[='=]s ''Meet the Team'' videos, a [[FragileSpeedster Scout]] kills a [[MightyGlacier Heavy]] with his baseball bat. He then can be seen munching on the Heavy's SatiatingSandwich. [[FridgeBrilliance Do note, however]], that the Heavy in question was trying to eat his [[FunetikAccent [[FunetikAksent Sandvich]] before the Scout interrupted him - and the whole point of eating a Sandvich is [[HyperactiveMetabolism to regain health]].
22nd Apr '17 2:05:41 PM kazokuhouou
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''WebComic/SailorMoonCosmosArc'' the reason the senshi struggled so much against Servant Chaos was because their powers had stagnated due to not using them in three millenia. And, technically speaking, they never even fought in this incarnation, so they weren't even sure they could ''transform'' at first. Granted, given that Servant Chaos was also possessing Hotaru and brainwashed Chibiusa and Endymion, it's unlikely they'd have given it their all anyway, even if they were at full power.
15th Apr '17 7:14:01 AM Prometheus117
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** During the ''Battle of Fairy Tail'' arc, [[TheLancer Gray]]gets taken out by one of Laxus' Elite Mooks because he was forced to take a hit for a local that was getting endangered by their fight. Also, they were forced to battle in a location that gave his [[LongRangeFighter opponent]] an edge.
** Jellal Fernandez, one of the most powerful characters in the setting, is taken out off-panel by Midnight during the Nirvana arc. Erza thinks to herself that this is because Jellal hadn't fully recovered from waking up from his coma. [[spoiler:Come the Tartaros arc, Jellal takes down not just Midnight, but Cobra, Racer and Angel by himself in a CurbStompBattle]].
** Later, Ultear manages to defeat [[spoiler:the Black Wizard Zeref]], who had previously been talked up as one of the most powerful and dangerous wizards of all time, although it's clear from her injuries it wasn't easy in the slightest. [[spoiler:Zeref]] comes back later and explains that, as his magic is meant for causing grievous harm, he can only use it to his full extent when he's willing to kill his opponent, which he then proceeds to prove.

to:

** During the ''Battle of Fairy Tail'' arc, [[TheLancer Gray]]gets Gray]] gets taken out by one of Laxus' Elite Mooks because he was forced to take a hit for a local that was getting endangered by their fight. Also, they were forced to battle in a location that gave his [[LongRangeFighter opponent]] an edge.
** Jellal Fernandez, one of the most powerful characters in the setting, is taken out off-panel by Midnight (admittedly [[SuperpowerLottery not a small fry himself]]) during the Nirvana arc. Erza thinks to herself that this is because Jellal hadn't fully recovered from waking up from his coma.coma, and putting a [[HeroicSacrifice seal that was going to blow himself up alongside Nirvana]] didn't help matters either. [[spoiler:Come the Tartaros arc, Jellal takes down not just Midnight, but Cobra, Racer and Angel by himself in a CurbStompBattle]].
** Later, Ultear manages to defeat [[spoiler:the Black Wizard Zeref]], who had previously been talked up as one of the most powerful and dangerous wizards of all time, although it's clear from her injuries it wasn't easy in the slightest. [[spoiler:Zeref]] comes back later and explains that, as his magic is meant for causing grievous harm, he can only use it to his full extent when he's willing to kill his opponent, which he then proceeds to prove.prove [[spoiler:to her boss and superior in every way Hades]], killing him with one move.
9th Apr '17 4:31:46 PM Kadorhal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Kirito has a kendo sparring match with his sister, a champion-level swordswoman. They fight pretty evenly until she wins. She points out that as his muscles had severely atrophied from being in a two-year coma (the match happens roughly a month after he woke up), had he been at full strength, he would have easily won.
** Not to mention that Kirito was trying to use the sword fighting style he learned in the game during a real world fight, where he didn't have a computer aiding him with the moves, or nigh superhuman speed, strength, and reflexes to pull off the moves.

to:

* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Kirito has a kendo sparring match with his sister, a champion-level swordswoman. They fight pretty evenly until she wins. She points out that as his muscles had severely atrophied from being in a two-year coma (the match happens roughly a month after he woke up), noting that if he had he been at full strength, he would have easily won.
**
won. Not to mention as well that Kirito was trying to use the sword fighting style he learned in the game during a real world fight, where he didn't have a computer aiding him with the moves, or nigh superhuman speed, strength, and reflexes to pull off the moves.them off.



** The first Yellow Squadron member shot down in ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'', Yellow [[spoiler: Four]], is revealed to have sortied with poorly-maintained engines. The rest of the squad retreats immediately because they're not in any better shape after their runway was bombed by a local resistance group.
** In ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'', Gelb 2 mentions that his squad would often be sent from one mission to another without even any basic maintenance on their planes. The result is a slightly easier Ace fight, despite them flying an end-game plane a while before the player has anything that should be comparable.

to:

** The first Yellow Squadron member shot down in ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'', Yellow [[spoiler: Four]], [[spoiler:Four]], is revealed to have sortied with poorly-maintained engines. The rest of the squad retreats immediately because they're not in any better shape after their runway was bombed by a local resistance group.
** In ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'', Gelb 2 mentions that his squad would often be sent from one mission to another without even any basic maintenance on their planes. The result This plus the fact that Gelb is one of only two story-ace squadrons in the game that doesn't outnumber you by at least two-to-one results is a slightly easier Ace fight, fight than normal, despite them flying an end-game plane a while before the player has anything that should be comparable.



* In ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', [[ScaryBlackMan Birdie]] uses this as the actual explanation for his loss against Ryu when they meet again in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''; [[{{Handwave}} it also explains why he was white in the first game...]] and why he's overweight in the fifth.

to:

* In ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', [[ScaryBlackMan Birdie]] uses this as the actual explanation for his original loss against Ryu when they meet again in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''; [[{{Handwave}} it also explains explains]] why [[RaceLift he was white white]] in [[VideoGame/StreetFighterI the first game...]] game,]] and why he's overweight in the fifth.



* Zeus pulls this on Kratos in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII'' by tricking him into using a magic sword to defeat a giant statue at the start of the game. However Kratos had to deplete all his energy in doing so making him easy pickings for Zeus to kill him. As the end of the game shows though, Kratos at full power is more then a match for Zeus.

to:

* Zeus pulls this on Kratos in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII'' by tricking him into using a magic sword to defeat a giant statue at the start of the game. However Kratos had to deplete all his energy in doing so making him easy pickings for Zeus to kill him. As the end of the game shows though, Kratos at full power is more then than a match for Zeus.



* in one of the ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Meet the Team]]'' videos, a [[FragileSpeedster scout]] kills a [[MightyGlacier heavy]] with his baseball bat. He then can be seen munching on the Heavy's SatiatingSandwich. [[FridgeBrilliance Now, when do Heavies try to eat]] their [[FunetikAksent Sandviches]]? [[HyperactiveMetabolism When they are at a low]] HitPoint count.

to:

* in In one of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''[='=]s ''Meet the ''[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Meet the Team]]'' Team'' videos, a [[FragileSpeedster scout]] Scout]] kills a [[MightyGlacier heavy]] Heavy]] with his baseball bat. He then can be seen munching on the Heavy's SatiatingSandwich. [[FridgeBrilliance Now, when do Heavies try Do note, however]], that the Heavy in question was trying to eat]] their [[FunetikAksent Sandviches]]? eat his [[FunetikAccent Sandvich]] before the Scout interrupted him - and the whole point of eating a Sandvich is [[HyperactiveMetabolism When they are at a low]] HitPoint count.to regain health]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 500. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.WorfHadTheFlu