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21st Aug '16 9:37:20 AM nombretomado
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* In the {{Dragonlance}} series, Raistlin Majere is a rare case of [[InvertedTrope the villain]] suffering from this. Suffering from the most severe IncurableCoughOfDeath in all of fiction because of his Test, Raistlin is almost constantly on the verge of keeling over or being blown away by a stiff breeze. Even Crysania, when she opposed him at first, sees him as a pitiable figure. And when Caramon confronts him in the Abyss, Raistlin had been burnt, stabbed, frozen, sheared and skewered to within an inch of his life, and yet Caramon still holds back. Not only because of lingering brotherly concern, but because ''even then'' Raistlin is still dangerous. 98% of his magic had been expended, but that last 2% was still enough to be worried about, not to mention his dagger of last resort that he had no compunctions to using.

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* In the {{Dragonlance}} ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' series, Raistlin Majere is a rare case of [[InvertedTrope the villain]] suffering from this. Suffering from the most severe IncurableCoughOfDeath in all of fiction because of his Test, Raistlin is almost constantly on the verge of keeling over or being blown away by a stiff breeze. Even Crysania, when she opposed him at first, sees him as a pitiable figure. And when Caramon confronts him in the Abyss, Raistlin had been burnt, stabbed, frozen, sheared and skewered to within an inch of his life, and yet Caramon still holds back. Not only because of lingering brotherly concern, but because ''even then'' Raistlin is still dangerous. 98% of his magic had been expended, but that last 2% was still enough to be worried about, not to mention his dagger of last resort that he had no compunctions to using.
13th Aug '16 6:17:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Fanfic/WhyandWere'', Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes has to conclude an inhumation of a werecreature despite the fact it has broken her shooting arm and that her assistant has seemingly defected to the enemy camp.

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* In ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Fanfic/WhyandWere'', Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes has to conclude an inhumation of a werecreature despite the fact it has broken her shooting arm and that her assistant has seemingly defected to the enemy camp.
2nd Aug '16 10:51:33 AM MitchellTF
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* Amusingly used in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. A villain springs one of Larharl's weaknesses, forcing you to go into a fight with his stats halved. That weakness? [[spoiler:''Giant breasts''.]]

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* Amusingly used in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. A villain springs one of Larharl's weaknesses, forcing you to go into a fight with his stats halved. That weakness? [[spoiler:''Giant breasts''.breasts''....and speeches about love. Or giant-breasted women speaking about love.]]
2nd Aug '16 10:47:07 AM MitchellTF
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* Vimes in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' fights off a small army of dwarfs while badly beaten from a fall, cold and wet, and highly disorientated. However this is (probably) because of [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark trying to control him]]. Where he ''really'' shows his HeroicResolve is that, once he's run out of armed opponents, he ''stops''.

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* Vimes in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' fights off a small army of dwarfs while badly beaten from a fall, cold and wet, and highly disorientated. However this is (probably) because of [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark trying to control him]]. Where he ''really'' shows his HeroicResolve is that, once he's run out of armed opponents, he ''stops''. [[spoiler: The effort involved to STOP...nearly tore his body apart, litterally.]]
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]].
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