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30th May '16 4:32:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the fourth book of TheSwordOfTruth, Richard defeats his evil brother, despite being barely able to stand due to a disease, and the brother wielding the titular sword. A couple minutes later, that brother tries to kill Richard, despite having his spine ripped out.

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* In the fourth book of TheSwordOfTruth, Literature/TheSwordOfTruth, Richard defeats his evil brother, despite being barely able to stand due to a disease, and the brother wielding the titular sword. A couple minutes later, that brother tries to kill Richard, despite having his spine ripped out.
25th May '16 10:01:57 AM Willbyr
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* The various Egrigori experiments in ''ProjectARMS'' get this bad. Ryo has especially bad luck. His ARMS - the Jabberwock - will only come out if he is in serious danger. The result of this is that almost every enemy sent to kill the Jaberwock will try to make it come out by beating the stuffing out of Ryo. And since he hates the Jabberwock, he always puts in a great deal of effort to just let himself get pummeled and not release the ARMS.

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* The various Egrigori experiments in ''ProjectARMS'' ''Manga/ProjectARMS'' get this bad. Ryo has especially bad luck. His ARMS - the Jabberwock - will only come out if he is in serious danger. The result of this is that almost every enemy sent to kill the Jaberwock will try to make it come out by beating the stuffing out of Ryo. And since he hates the Jabberwock, he always puts in a great deal of effort to just let himself get pummeled and not release the ARMS.
23rd May '16 7:30:55 AM PaulA
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* Many of his Creator/DavidGemmell's prominent heroes continue to kick ass literally until the moment of death, and certainly some time after the moment of mere fatal wounding. A special mention must go to Ananis from ''Literature/TheKingBeyondTheGate'', who after taking a boar spear in the back grabs another (ten-foot tall monster) opponent and skewers him to death with the spear head that is sticking out of his chest.
16th Apr '16 1:38:59 PM Korodzik
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* The infamous Goku/Hitler fight in ''Fanfic/UntilTheEndOfTime'' has Hitler become a Super Saiyan and demolish Goku with a single punch, then gloat: "You still want to fight? Don't you know when to give up, boy? You can hardly walk. And you expect to beat ME? Conqueror of Europe?", before Goku suddenly becomes a [[AssPull "Super Ultra Power Saiyan"]] through ThePowerOfLove and destroys Hitler.
6th Apr '16 10:57:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SinCity'' gives us a gem, when Detective Hartigan, an aging cop with a heart condition, staggers over to confront the BigBad of his arc.

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* ''SinCity'' ''Film/SinCity'' gives us a gem, when Detective Hartigan, an aging cop with a heart condition, staggers over to confront the BigBad of his arc.
1st Feb '16 6:25:04 PM nombretomado
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* In TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'', Orlando Gardiner spends much of the story in this state, because he is suffering from a [[LittlestCancerPatient terminal disease]] in real life. Ironically, he should be the strongest of all the characters, since his [[DigitalAvatar online persona]] is a [[TheBigGuy strapping barbarian warrior]].

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* In TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'', Orlando Gardiner spends much of the story in this state, because he is suffering from a [[LittlestCancerPatient terminal disease]] in real life. Ironically, he should be the strongest of all the characters, since his [[DigitalAvatar online persona]] is a [[TheBigGuy strapping barbarian warrior]].
4th Jan '16 10:33:50 AM Willbyr
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* This trope is so overused in ''SaintSeiya'', the heroes are brought down to this level in pretty much every story arc after facing a few mooks. This trope needs to be renamed "You Can't Even Stand" to refer to the more serious instances.

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* This trope is so overused in ''SaintSeiya'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', the heroes are brought down to this level in pretty much every story arc after facing a few mooks. This trope needs to be renamed "You Can't Even Stand" to refer to the more serious instances.



* Early on in ''OnePiece'', Zoro had to take on a clearly inferior swords''fish''man after having been nearly cut in half diagonally across the chest in a previous fight.

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* Early on in ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', Zoro had to take on a clearly inferior swords''fish''man after having been nearly cut in half diagonally across the chest in a previous fight.
18th Dec '15 6:34:12 AM GentlemensDame883
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A common form of DramaPreservingHandicap. A villainous version of TemptingFate. If the hero is at their physical best when meeting the villain face-to-face, expect the hero to suffer a GameBreakingInjury.

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A common form of DramaPreservingHandicap. A villainous version of TemptingFate. If the hero is at their physical best when meeting the villain face-to-face, expect the hero to suffer a GameBreakingInjury.
GameBreakingInjury. May manifest as InjuredPlayerCharacterStage.
4th Dec '15 9:14:24 PM chicagomel
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* Han Solo is in this state in the end of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/2696712/1/Important-Information Important Information]]''. He's spent days being tortured and raped, has multiple broken bones including both arms, but when he sees that he's lying near the guy that arranged the capture, he crawls to Luke's dropped blaster and forces himself to his feet to confront the guy, blasting a Stormtrooper as he does so. He's almost done in by second Stormtrooper sneaking up behind, but Luke warns him in time to blast the trooper, then, despite being choked by the guy who started it all, Han still blasts him before collapsing.

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* Han Solo is in this state in the end of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/2696712/1/Important-Information Important Information]]''. He's spent days being tortured and raped, has multiple broken bones including both arms, but when he sees that he's lying near the guy that arranged the capture, he crawls to Luke's dropped blaster and forces himself to his feet to confront the guy, blasting a Stormtrooper as he does so. He's almost done in by a second Stormtrooper sneaking up behind, but Luke warns him in time to blast the trooper, then, despite being choked by the guy who started it all, Han still blasts manages to blast him before collapsing.
4th Dec '15 9:12:54 PM chicagomel
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* Han Solo is in this state in the end of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/2696712/1/Important-Information Important Information]]''. He's spent days being tortured and raped, has multiple broken bones including both arms, but when he sees that he's lying near the guy that arranged the capture, he crawls to Luke's dropped blaster and forces himself to his feet to confront the guy, blasting a Stormtrooper as he does so. He's almost done in by second Stormtrooper sneaking up behind, but Luke warns him in time to blast the trooper, then, despite being choked by the guy who started it all, Han still blasts him before collapsing.
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