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12th Sep '17 6:47:42 AM Larkmarn
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* Also from the original series, society all but breaks down after King Piccolo takes over, abolished all laws and freed all the prisoners. It gets even worse after Piccolo announces that he will destroy one city by lottery every year for the next 36 years. See where Cell got his inspiration.
* Again in the original series: it doesn't matter if your skills are just as good as your opponent's, if you're a child and he's an adult and more experienced he has the advantage. Goku found out in his first Tenkaichi, when, in the final exchange, Jackie Chun played him like a fiddle to get him in a mutual flying kick, in which the longer legs of the adult Jackie Chun guaranteed a stronger and deeper kick than those of the still child Goku.

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* Also from the original series, society all but breaks down after King Piccolo takes over, abolished all laws and freed all the prisoners. It gets even worse after Piccolo announces that he will destroy one city by lottery every year for the next 36 years. See where Cell got his inspiration.
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In the original series: it doesn't matter if your skills are just as good as your opponent's, if you're a child and he's an adult and more experienced he has the advantage. Goku found out in his first Tenkaichi, when, in the final exchange, Jackie Chun played him like a fiddle to get him in a mutual flying kick, in which the longer legs of the adult Jackie Chun guaranteed a stronger and deeper kick than those of the still child Goku.
12th Sep '17 6:45:25 AM Larkmarn
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* From the original series, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge it doesn't matter how much righteous fury you have]], if you're tired and hungry after a long battle, chances are you're going to get you butt handed to you if you start picking fights. Something Goku learned the hard way from his battle with Tambourine.
12th Sep '17 6:40:58 AM MagiMecha
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** The final episode has a little more humourous example. You can build the greatest Gunpla around because "Gunpla is freedom", [[spoiler:but, you're not going to win any prizes if your Gunpla is modeled off of a fellow Gunpla Battler, dressed in a maid's outfit and she is completely mortified at the mere sight of it!]]
4th Sep '17 9:32:34 PM Peteman
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* From the same author as ''Bokurano'', ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}.'' A brutal {{Deconstruction}} of the {{Mons}} genre that explores what would really happen if a bunch of teenagers got superpowered pets. A ''lot'' of people die, the military gets called in, and things only get worse. Ultimately, there's very little mundane forces can do to [[BewareTheSuperman someone wielding the godlike power of a Shadow Dragon.]] For a more specific example, the first villain in the series is an angry teenage boy who thinks it'd be awesome to kill a few billion people and send things back to the stone age as a form of [[SocialDarwinist Social Darwinism.]] And he ''can'', because he has a Shadow Dragon.

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* From the same author as ''Bokurano'', ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}.'' A brutal {{Deconstruction}} of the {{Mons}} genre that explores what would really happen if a bunch of teenagers got superpowered pets. A ''lot'' of people die, the military gets called in, and things only get worse. Ultimately, there's very little mundane forces can do to [[BewareTheSuperman someone wielding the godlike power of a Shadow Dragon.]] For a more specific example, the first villain in the series is an angry teenage boy who thinks it'd be awesome to kill a few billion people and send things back to the stone age as a form of [[SocialDarwinist Social Darwinism.]] And he ''can'', because he has a Shadow Dragon.
4th Sep '17 5:11:44 PM comicwriter
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* In the epilogue of ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'', Avril, who is now back in England, writes a MessageInABottle that she hopes will make it to Kazuya and Victorique. The ocean waves immediately send the bottle right back to her, much to her exasperation.
3rd Sep '17 5:26:42 PM Deathhacker
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* Beerus's constant abuse of his status as a God of Destruction (destroying things that annoy him rather than what would be bad for the universe) ends up putting his universe second-to-last in terms of mortal levels; having an insane majin run loose killing anything that moved followed by a few decades of a genocidal megalomaniac empire ended up leaving only ''27'' inhabited planets in the universe. The only universe worst off than him is one literally populated by amoral psychopaths. It got bad enough that Zeno wanted to destroy his universe outright if not for Goku's suggestion at the tournament. As shown by the four other Gods of destruction with "acceptable" mortal levels, destroying things willy nilly (or even just evil planets) won't cut it; you have to only destroy what is necessary and that takes a lot of research and understanding the mortals under you.
1st Sep '17 2:54:36 AM Monsund
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* Being a Super Saiyan may seem cool, but if you can't control the power that comes with it, it can essentially turn into BlessedWithSuck as the effect it can have on your mind and body can bite you in the ass in the worst ways. With every new Super Saiyan transformation you either turn into a bloodthirsty sociopath hell bent on making your worst enemy suffer, significantly grow in muscle mass to the point where you practically can't throw a punch and move very slowly to the point at which you're defenseless, bring near total devastation to the world or burn through all of your ki in a matter of minutes and leave you powerless. Even if you master the Super Saiyan transformation doing mundane tasks can still be an issue. Case in point where in one scene, which laps over with HilarityEnsues, where Goku and Gohan couldn't even hold glass cups without breaking them, even when holding them delicately. They then proceed to unintentionally casually destroy the entire kitchen in Goku's house ''just because they were in it!''
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Cabba, a Saiyan from Universe 6, discovers another way of becoming a Super Saiyan that involves focusing your ''ki'' into one part of your body and unleashing that power. Seems all of that grief and desire the Son and Vegeta families went through was for nothing, huh? Not exactly - the female Saiyans Caulifla and Kale learn the ability with two different effects as Kale loses control of her power to become a Broly-like berserker and Caulifla laments to Goku that she hit Super Saiyan 2 once and has no idea how to get it back again. Goku has to teach Caulifla how to get that power and the grief and desire that made the previous transformations notable is what helps Kale obtain her true Super Saiyan form.



* During Goku's fight with Ginyu Force member Recoome during the Frieza Saga, Recoome realized Goku was a real challenge and brags about showing him his special move, the "Recoome Ultra Fighting Miracle Attack". When Recoome goes into his elaborate windup to prepare the attack, Goku just punches him in the stomach, stopping the move mid-action. Lampshaded by Goku, who points out how Recoome was so open to attack, he couldn't help himself.



** When Android 18 goes clothes shopping and after she finishes raiding the store of all the clothes she wanted with the "consent" of the store owner and employees, Android 17 destroys the store and employees inside of it. What, did you actually think they would let them live? Remember, they're programmed to hate ''all'' humans, no exceptions.
** Trunks attempts at bum-rushing the Androids on his own only results in him getting his ass kicked so bad he ends up in the hospital for days in critical condition.



* The scale of power from ''Dragonball'' to ''Z'' eventually became leaps and bounds beyond anything a normal Earthling can handle no matter how much ki training or other tricks they have. Hercule's introduction seals the deal that despite being the strongest 100% normal human alive (and likely would have been a threat, had the power levels stayed similar to original DB) gets swatted aside. And when Mercenary Tao Pai-Pai re-appears, despite having once been one of Goku's deadliest enemies, he basically serves as a one-off joke to get completely humiliated and flattened by Gohan without being any threat.



* ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Phantom Blood]]'':
** Dire uses the Thunder Split Attack on Dio, which, while powerful, leaves his guard open, so Dio just grabs his legs and freezes him.
26th Aug '17 11:56:14 AM WKennedy334
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''
** So, it turns out that taking on a heavily-armed unit of former Russian Commandos armed only with an [[AnAxeToGrind ax]] isn't that good of an idea and InfantImmortality doesn't exist. we're looking at you, [[PsychoForHire Hansel]].
** Rock tries to redeem Gretel, believing that acts of kindness to her will ultimately redeem her and that she will grow past her history of violence. When he gets angry and rants about how society has made Gretel into what she is after being flashed her genitalia, Benny tells him that she will never change as all she's known for her life is nothing but murder and violence. Although Gretel does become somewhat moved by what he said to her earlier [[DroppedABridgeOnHim she gets offed unceremoniously]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog almost immediately]].
** For that matter, the rank-and-file thugs of the series attempting to take on Special Forces-quality groups like Hotel Moscow or Gray Fox usually end badly for them. [[spoiler:Even when Roberta, who has been seen effortlessly wiping out huge groups of Roanapur's criminal element, takes on the Gray Fox unit, she manages to kill most of them but very nearly dies in the process, losing an eye and a couple of limbs.]] Similarly, Revy struggles and easily gets trumped against trained soldiers as she lacks any formal training. Simply put it doesn't matter how much experience you got from the streets; if you lack any kind of formal training then chances are you're going to get your butt handed to you against those who did.
** Roanapur's existence runs on this. As Chang explains, if Roanapur was to be exposed to the international community, then it would be overrun from a military intervention to eliminate its criminal nature. This is why Chang [[spoiler:got Roberta to attack the Grey Fox soldiers when they were assigned to capture a drug lord who supplies him money and resources from his drug-dealing business so that no national military can ever set foot on Roapanur]]. For that matter, Roanapur does not take upsets in the balance of power lightly, which is why Roberta and Hansel & Gretel are considered high-level targets to be eliminated immediately.
** While Blitz Stanford, an enormous [[ThoseWackyNazis neo-Nazi]] is extolling the virtues of his [[HandCannon enormous Luger]], Revy takes the opportunity to reload and just shoot him. Turns out an AxCrazy assassin like Revy doesn't believe that TalkingIsAFreeAction. Just before she kills him, Revy even asks "were you trying to ''sell'' me the damn gun?"
** Lotton The Wizard, who gets shot out-of-hand while attempting to make a big entrance. [[spoiler:Luckily, he was the only one who thought to wear a bullet-proof vest]].
** In one arc Revy sees a group of kids playing cops and robbers. Revy then has one of the kids use a toy gun on her just so she can show them just what really happens to a person when they die after being shot. Not as overly dramatic as they pretend it to be.
** Revy and Roberta's fist fight isn't glorious nor intended for fanservice. It was as brutal as you'd expect from two trained killers.
** On that same note, expect some bruises and swelling in this series when people get punched in the face, not just standard anime scratches. Even when Revy punched Rock in the face during a moment laden with [[{{UST}} sexual tension]], his face swelled up and bruised. Several episodes later, the bruise is still there.
** Leigharch is a BadassDriver [[TheStoner and a stoner]]. It's just as CrazyAwesome as it sounds. [[spoiler: Eventually he overdoses and is PutOnABus in a psych ward]].
** Greenback Jane may be the best forger in the whole wide world, capable of creating bills that are completely untraceable, but if being driven to make the perfect fake bills turn into a waste of time and money (and patience), it's obvious the contractor will eventually call the whole project to be AwesomeButImpractical and have her killed.

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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''
**
So, it turns out that taking on a heavily-armed unit of former Russian Commandos armed only with an [[AnAxeToGrind ax]] isn't that good of an idea and InfantImmortality doesn't exist. we're looking at you, [[PsychoForHire Hansel]].
** * Rock tries to redeem Gretel, believing that acts of kindness to her will ultimately redeem her and that she will grow past her history of violence. When he gets angry and rants about how society has made Gretel into what she is after being flashed her genitalia, Benny tells him that she will never change as all she's known for her life is nothing but murder and violence. Although Gretel does become somewhat moved by what he said to her earlier [[DroppedABridgeOnHim she gets offed unceremoniously]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog almost immediately]].
** * For that matter, the rank-and-file thugs of the series attempting to take on Special Forces-quality groups like Hotel Moscow or Gray Fox usually end badly for them. [[spoiler:Even when Roberta, who has been seen effortlessly wiping out huge groups of Roanapur's criminal element, takes on the Gray Fox unit, she manages to kill most of them but very nearly dies in the process, losing an eye and a couple of limbs.]] Similarly, Revy struggles and easily gets trumped against trained soldiers as she lacks any formal training. Simply put it doesn't matter how much experience you got from the streets; if you lack any kind of formal training then chances are you're going to get your butt handed to you against those who did.
** * Roanapur's existence runs on this. As Chang explains, if Roanapur was to be exposed to the international community, then it would be overrun from a military intervention to eliminate its criminal nature. This is why Chang [[spoiler:got Roberta to attack the Grey Fox soldiers when they were assigned to capture a drug lord who supplies him money and resources from his drug-dealing business so that no national military can ever set foot on Roapanur]]. For that matter, Roanapur does not take upsets in the balance of power lightly, which is why Roberta and Hansel & Gretel are considered high-level targets to be eliminated immediately.
** * While Blitz Stanford, an enormous [[ThoseWackyNazis neo-Nazi]] is extolling the virtues of his [[HandCannon enormous Luger]], Revy takes the opportunity to reload and just shoot him. Turns out an AxCrazy assassin like Revy doesn't believe that TalkingIsAFreeAction. Just before she kills him, Revy even asks "were you trying to ''sell'' me the damn gun?"
** * Lotton The Wizard, who gets shot out-of-hand while attempting to make a big entrance. [[spoiler:Luckily, he was the only one who thought to wear a bullet-proof vest]].
** * In one arc Revy sees a group of kids playing cops and robbers. Revy then has one of the kids use a toy gun on her just so she can show them just what really happens to a person when they die after being shot. Not as overly dramatic as they pretend it to be.
** * Revy and Roberta's fist fight isn't glorious nor intended for fanservice. It was as brutal as you'd expect from two trained killers.
** * On that same note, expect some bruises and swelling in this series when people get punched in the face, not just standard anime scratches. Even when Revy punched Rock in the face during a moment laden with [[{{UST}} sexual tension]], his face swelled up and bruised. Several episodes later, the bruise is still there.
** * Leigharch is a BadassDriver [[TheStoner and a stoner]]. It's just as CrazyAwesome as it sounds. [[spoiler: Eventually he overdoses and is PutOnABus in a psych ward]].
** * Greenback Jane may be the best forger in the whole wide world, capable of creating bills that are completely untraceable, but if being driven to make the perfect fake bills turn into a waste of time and money (and patience), it's obvious the contractor will eventually call the whole project to be AwesomeButImpractical and have her killed.



[[folder:A Certain Magical Index]]h street fighting experience and AntiMagic, Touma Kamijou can handily defeat street thugs and people who rely exclusively on their powers. Against people who actually know how to fight, and people who are way stronger and faster than him, he gets his ass kicked, a lot. Also, despite his HealingFactor, he gets hospitalized a lot, since it tends to work too slow to matter in a fight.

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[[folder:A Certain Magical Index]]h Index]]
* With
street fighting experience and AntiMagic, Touma Kamijou can handily defeat street thugs and people who rely exclusively on their powers. Against people who actually know how to fight, and people who are way stronger and faster than him, he gets his ass kicked, a lot. Also, despite his HealingFactor, he gets hospitalized a lot, since it tends to work too slow to matter in a fight.
26th Aug '17 11:52:29 AM WKennedy334
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''Manga/AttackOnTitan''



[[folder:A Certain Magical Index]]
''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' and ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'':
* With his street fighting experience and AntiMagic, Touma Kamijou can handily defeat street thugs and people who rely exclusively on their powers. Against people who actually know how to fight, and people who are way stronger and faster than him, he gets his ass kicked, a lot. Also, despite his HealingFactor, he gets hospitalized a lot, since it tends to work too slow to matter in a fight.

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[[folder:A Certain Magical Index]]
''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' and ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'':
* With his
Index]]h street fighting experience and AntiMagic, Touma Kamijou can handily defeat street thugs and people who rely exclusively on their powers. Against people who actually know how to fight, and people who are way stronger and faster than him, he gets his ass kicked, a lot. Also, despite his HealingFactor, he gets hospitalized a lot, since it tends to work too slow to matter in a fight.



''Manga/DragonBall'':



''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':



* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'':
** Izuku's WarriorTherapist speech was able to encourage Todoroki to start using his flames after the abuse and trauma Todoroki suffered from his parents. But one single pep talk would not simply erase years of trauma and ultimately, [[spoiler: Todoroki wasn't able to conjure the flames again in the tournament and he lost his match to Bakugou as a result.]]
** The pressures of using One For All constantly causes Izuku's bones to shatter. At first, it's treated like a minor inconvenience but it's later revealed that continued usage of this would eventually cause the muscles in his arms to go numb and at best, his arms could only tolerate 2-3 more times that kind of strain or else he wouldn't be able to use his arms at all.
** The story that Izuku, Iida and Todoroki [[spoiler: had stopped Stain and saved Mr Native]] must not be made public because they acted without a hero license. If word got out, they would be punished.
** Nana Shimura gave an insight into the personal lives of heroes. Because of her dangerous lifestyle, [[spoiler: she had to give up her own child for adoption so they would be safe from villains.]] Similarly, Kouta is another example. His hero parents died and he was raised by his aunt who was also a hero and who trained others to be heroes. As a result, he is constantly reminded of his loss and despised heroes.
** Has one of your classmates been kidnapped by villains? He's a goner unless you and your friends mount a covert rescue operation, right? Actually, [[spoiler: the professionals are already planning a rescue, and ultimately they're the ones who are going to do most of the rescuing, while you and your friends spend most of the mission hiding from enemies who greatly outclass you.]] And then there's the aftermath:
*** Aizawa informs Class 1-A that he knew that Izuku and the others had gone to rescue Bakugou and the rest of the class (except three others) knew of their plans and didn't tell the teachers. He would have expelled them all because they had no legal authority as heroes and they had explicitly gone against his orders not to. He flat out told them the only thing that saved them from expulsion was [[spoiler: All Might's retirement]] and they couldn't afford to lose any more heroes.
** Early on, Midoriya undergoes TrainingFromHell so that he'll be capable of handling One For All. He then decides to attempt to speed up his progress by doing extra training. This backfires, as All Might had fine-tuned the training plan for maximum efficiency... and that includes rest periods to allow Midoriya's body to recover from the exertion. As a result, he collapses during one of the training periods because he'd overworked himself. This prompts a talking-to from All Might about the importance of getting the necessary rest.
** Bakugou's explosive, arrogant and violent personality is the opposite of what a hero is supposed to be, hampering his progress to becoming a hero and ostracizing him from his classmates who have no interest in dealing with a bully. Bakugou was considered exceptional and was constantly praised in his previous school for his raw talent, leading him to believe he was better than everyone else. But once he arrived to U.A., he is now surrounded by other exceptional and talented people, leaving him no longer at the top and he is quickly called out for his reckless behaviour and attitude.

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'':
**
Izuku's WarriorTherapist speech was able to encourage Todoroki to start using his flames after the abuse and trauma Todoroki suffered from his parents. But one single pep talk would not simply erase years of trauma and ultimately, [[spoiler: Todoroki wasn't able to conjure the flames again in the tournament and he lost his match to Bakugou as a result.]]
** * The pressures of using One For All constantly causes Izuku's bones to shatter. At first, it's treated like a minor inconvenience but it's later revealed that continued usage of this would eventually cause the muscles in his arms to go numb and at best, his arms could only tolerate 2-3 more times that kind of strain or else he wouldn't be able to use his arms at all.
** * The story that Izuku, Iida and Todoroki [[spoiler: had stopped Stain and saved Mr Native]] must not be made public because they acted without a hero license. If word got out, they would be punished.
** * Nana Shimura gave an insight into the personal lives of heroes. Because of her dangerous lifestyle, [[spoiler: she had to give up her own child for adoption so they would be safe from villains.]] Similarly, Kouta is another example. His hero parents died and he was raised by his aunt who was also a hero and who trained others to be heroes. As a result, he is constantly reminded of his loss and despised heroes.
** * Has one of your classmates been kidnapped by villains? He's a goner unless you and your friends mount a covert rescue operation, right? Actually, [[spoiler: the professionals are already planning a rescue, and ultimately they're the ones who are going to do most of the rescuing, while you and your friends spend most of the mission hiding from enemies who greatly outclass you.]] And then there's the aftermath:
*** ** Aizawa informs Class 1-A that he knew that Izuku and the others had gone to rescue Bakugou and the rest of the class (except three others) knew of their plans and didn't tell the teachers. He would have expelled them all because they had no legal authority as heroes and they had explicitly gone against his orders not to. He flat out told them the only thing that saved them from expulsion was [[spoiler: All Might's retirement]] and they couldn't afford to lose any more heroes.
** * Early on, Midoriya undergoes TrainingFromHell so that he'll be capable of handling One For All. He then decides to attempt to speed up his progress by doing extra training. This backfires, as All Might had fine-tuned the training plan for maximum efficiency... and that includes rest periods to allow Midoriya's body to recover from the exertion. As a result, he collapses during one of the training periods because he'd overworked himself. This prompts a talking-to from All Might about the importance of getting the necessary rest.
** * Bakugou's explosive, arrogant and violent personality is the opposite of what a hero is supposed to be, hampering his progress to becoming a hero and ostracizing him from his classmates who have no interest in dealing with a bully. Bakugou was considered exceptional and was constantly praised in his previous school for his raw talent, leading him to believe he was better than everyone else. But once he arrived to U.A., he is now surrounded by other exceptional and talented people, leaving him no longer at the top and he is quickly called out for his reckless behaviour and attitude.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** One of the main reasons the Fourth Hokage [[TheAce Minato Namikaze]] was so deadly; due to his speed he made speech NOT a free action.
** [[LadyOfWar Konan]] prepares to give a rant on how Naruto is the bridge of peace near the end of a battle (albeit after essentially being defeated herself). Tobi doesn't even let her finish her sentence.
** A relatively subtle example shows up with Sakura and Naruto's contrasting shortcomings early on. Sakura gets good grades in class, and is the only one able to ''actually'' answer the seemingly impossible questions in the first stage of the Chunin Exam, and loves to look down on Naruto, the "dead-last" in their grade. But in the Forest of Death, Sakura's lesser combat ability proves a problem when Naruto and Sasuke are incapacitated. Similarly, while Naruto's very good at fighting despite being BookDumb, some of the things he failed to learn in the academy come back to haunt him in his training; he regrets not paying more attention in class when trying to learn how to focus his chakra for his Rasengan training.
** Early in the series, Naruto is poisoned in battle. The poison is spreading slowly from his hand and Sakura surmises that the best course to take would be to use a surgical incision to drain the poisoned blood. Since the team would have to go back to the village and abandon their mission to do that properly Naruto violently [[CuttingTheKnot stabs]] [[CrazyAwesome his hand]] with a kunai to quickly drain the blood (and also as a dramatic gesture in a vow to never again be paralyzed with fear like he was during the fight)... [[HilarityEnsues and then goes into a panic attack when Kakashi points out that he's probably gonna bleed to death from a wound like that]]. Fortunately the tailed beast within him easily healed the wound.
** Post-Pain Arc, Naruto has been running himself ragged with him unable to talk to his adopted "grandmother" Tsunade due to her coma in the ensuing invasion. He learns Sasuke has become a criminal and attacked a fellow Jinchuriki ''for'' Akatsuki. He learns that his friends, even Sakura, whom Naruto ''knows'' is [[SingleTargetSexuality still in love with Sasuke]], have given up on bringing Sasuke back to Konoha. Then when he's told there will be ''War'' on top of everything... he can't take it anymore and passes out. A realistic depiction of a {{Determinator}} when pushed to the limit, especially when he seems less likely than ever to accomplish the goal he'd been working towards for three years.
** What killed (or crippled him for the rest of his life) [[spoiler:the legendary Madara Uchiha during his battle with Hashirama]]? An epic ninjutsu clash? Nope... a stab through the back.
*** Similarly, [[spoiler: After he was revived, Madara managed to become fully human, while this gave him full autonomy over his Rinnegan and made him a deity in power, a stab to the back from Zetsu injures him once more, allowing the GreaterScopeVillain to reincarnate from his body.]]
*** To a lesser extent, Naruto and Sasuke become increasingly exhausted over the course of the series' FinalBattle, and while they come at each other with their strongest techniques, causing massive devastation, by the end, they're using relatively basic jutsus until they pool the last of their energy into one final clash.
** [[spoiler:Kaguya Ōtsutsuki the GreaterScopeVillain is essentially a deity, being the most powerful character in the series. Having so much raw power however she never had to train, learn ninjutsu, or even bother with tactics and strategy. This lack of planning and foresight ultimately allows Team 7 to outmaneuver and seal her away.]]
** ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', a canonical {{Interquel}} between the last two chapters of the manga, revealed that [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Naruto does not completely understand the concept of romantic love]], thinking that Hinata's love for him was like his love of ramen. When you consider the fact that Naruto never had the unconditional affection that most people had with their families due to being both an orphan and the village pariah for most of his childhood, [[FridgeBrilliance it actually makes a lot of sense]]. Naruto would be starved for any sort of affection, and would have a hard time differentiating them and takes a great amount of time, love and patience to heal. Luckily, [[OneTrueLove Hinata]] has that in spades for Naruto.
** In one of the ''Shippuden'' endings, Naruto uses Konohamaru's scarf to pull him while fighting, instead of ignoring it.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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One of the main reasons the Fourth Hokage [[TheAce Minato Namikaze]] was so deadly; due to his speed he made speech NOT a free action.
** * [[LadyOfWar Konan]] prepares to give a rant on how Naruto is the bridge of peace near the end of a battle (albeit after essentially being defeated herself). Tobi doesn't even let her finish her sentence.
** * A relatively subtle example shows up with Sakura and Naruto's contrasting shortcomings early on. Sakura gets good grades in class, and is the only one able to ''actually'' answer the seemingly impossible questions in the first stage of the Chunin Exam, and loves to look down on Naruto, the "dead-last" in their grade. But in the Forest of Death, Sakura's lesser combat ability proves a problem when Naruto and Sasuke are incapacitated. Similarly, while Naruto's very good at fighting despite being BookDumb, some of the things he failed to learn in the academy come back to haunt him in his training; he regrets not paying more attention in class when trying to learn how to focus his chakra for his Rasengan training.
** * Early in the series, Naruto is poisoned in battle. The poison is spreading slowly from his hand and Sakura surmises that the best course to take would be to use a surgical incision to drain the poisoned blood. Since the team would have to go back to the village and abandon their mission to do that properly Naruto violently [[CuttingTheKnot stabs]] [[CrazyAwesome his hand]] with a kunai to quickly drain the blood (and also as a dramatic gesture in a vow to never again be paralyzed with fear like he was during the fight)... [[HilarityEnsues and then goes into a panic attack when Kakashi points out that he's probably gonna bleed to death from a wound like that]]. Fortunately the tailed beast within him easily healed the wound.
** * Post-Pain Arc, Naruto has been running himself ragged with him unable to talk to his adopted "grandmother" Tsunade due to her coma in the ensuing invasion. He learns Sasuke has become a criminal and attacked a fellow Jinchuriki ''for'' Akatsuki. He learns that his friends, even Sakura, whom Naruto ''knows'' is [[SingleTargetSexuality still in love with Sasuke]], have given up on bringing Sasuke back to Konoha. Then when he's told there will be ''War'' on top of everything... he can't take it anymore and passes out. A realistic depiction of a {{Determinator}} when pushed to the limit, especially when he seems less likely than ever to accomplish the goal he'd been working towards for three years.
** * What killed (or crippled him for the rest of his life) [[spoiler:the legendary Madara Uchiha during his battle with Hashirama]]? An epic ninjutsu clash? Nope... a stab through the back.
*** ** Similarly, [[spoiler: After he was revived, Madara managed to become fully human, while this gave him full autonomy over his Rinnegan and made him a deity in power, a stab to the back from Zetsu injures him once more, allowing the GreaterScopeVillain to reincarnate from his body.]]
*** ** To a lesser extent, Naruto and Sasuke become increasingly exhausted over the course of the series' FinalBattle, and while they come at each other with their strongest techniques, causing massive devastation, by the end, they're using relatively basic jutsus until they pool the last of their energy into one final clash.
** * [[spoiler:Kaguya Ōtsutsuki the GreaterScopeVillain is essentially a deity, being the most powerful character in the series. Having so much raw power however she never had to train, learn ninjutsu, or even bother with tactics and strategy. This lack of planning and foresight ultimately allows Team 7 to outmaneuver and seal her away.]]
** * ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', a canonical {{Interquel}} between the last two chapters of the manga, revealed that [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Naruto does not completely understand the concept of romantic love]], thinking that Hinata's love for him was like his love of ramen. When you consider the fact that Naruto never had the unconditional affection that most people had with their families due to being both an orphan and the village pariah for most of his childhood, [[FridgeBrilliance it actually makes a lot of sense]]. Naruto would be starved for any sort of affection, and would have a hard time differentiating them and takes a great amount of time, love and patience to heal. Luckily, [[OneTrueLove Hinata]] has that in spades for Naruto.
** * In one of the ''Shippuden'' endings, Naruto uses Konohamaru's scarf to pull him while fighting, instead of ignoring it.



* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Upon Usopp's debut arc, he has a reputation of being a compulsive liar. In particular, Usopp has a habit of warning the town that pirates are invading every morning as a sort of alarm clock for the townspeople. When the real pirates started showing up, Usopp tried to warn the village, but nobody within the town believed him because of his reputation.
** Zoro's deceased rival Kuina was skilled enough to defeat adults in her dojo, but how did she die? [[DeathByFallingOver She dies offscreen after falling]] [[StaircaseTumble down a flight of stairs.]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHer A completely anti-climatic death]] but still lethal nonetheless.
*** Her fate in the 4Kids dub was that she was crippled by friends of a man she had defeated earlier. Being good in the dojo doesn't necessarily mean good in actual fights, especially when outnumbered and unprepared. It also shows how ThePowerOfFriendship isn't always a good thing.
** Zoro suffers from grave injuries that put his life in danger -- as usual. But, unlike the other times where he has an UnexplainedRecovery and the injuries are usually never mentioned again, one arc later Zoro tries fighting and his wounds cause him to be temporarily paralyzed. And then two arcs later, even after resting and being treated (by Perona, believe it or not), his wounds re-open when he tries to fight and move, resulting in him getting his ass kicked by Apes. He muscles through them some (small) time later -- ''after'' they copied his skills ''and'' called out the toughest one of them.
** After being defeated by Crocodile for the second time, Luffy rushes to confront him again only to pass out from blood loss a few minutes later. He does recover, more-or-less, after a few minutes of sleep.
** Luffy put everything he had in defeating Lucci to the point where he couldn't move afterwards. Unlike the other arcs before, however, Luffy and his crew are still in danger despite all the most powerful fighters being defeated and the marines nearly kill Luffy became he is too weak to move when they aim their cannons at him.
** Characters having to fight through grievous injuries is also brought up in the Arlong arc, where Zoro is at a disadvantage in his fight against Hachi due to a massive chest wound inflicted on him by Mihawk that was very amateurishly patched up. Through he does eventually win the fight, Hachi attempts to attack Sanji later on and almost succeeds in taking him out, only for his wounds to open up again at the last second, taking him out of the fight before he can do anything.
** [[TheHero Luffy himself]] once tried fighting a man who could produce and attack with deadly corrosive poison. Seeing as how only Mooks had been poisoned by Magellan (the man in question) at this point, the audience and Luffy himself thought he stood a chance from the moment Luffy launches a Jet Bazooka that actually DROPS the hulking Magellan... but no. Touching him with that attack and many more poisons launched at him nearly kills Luffy within just 2 measly episodes of starting the fight.
** At Marineford, Luffy is willing to give his life to save his brother. Too bad for him that he is one of the weaker fighters in the war on top of the injuries he gained from going to Impel Down. He is mercilessly knocked around by the marines and the Warlords.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece''
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Upon Usopp's debut arc, he has a reputation of being a compulsive liar. In particular, Usopp has a habit of warning the town that pirates are invading every morning as a sort of alarm clock for the townspeople. When the real ''real'' pirates started showing up, Usopp tried to warn the village, but nobody within the town believed him because of his reputation.
** * Zoro's deceased rival Kuina was skilled enough to defeat adults in her dojo, but how did she die? [[DeathByFallingOver She dies offscreen after falling]] [[StaircaseTumble down a flight of stairs.]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHer A completely anti-climatic death]] but still lethal nonetheless.
*** ** Her fate in the 4Kids dub was that she was crippled by friends of a man she had defeated earlier. Being good in the dojo doesn't necessarily mean good in actual fights, especially when outnumbered and unprepared. It also shows how ThePowerOfFriendship isn't always a good thing.
** * Zoro suffers from grave injuries that put his life in danger -- as usual. But, unlike the other times where he has an UnexplainedRecovery and the injuries are usually never mentioned again, one arc later Zoro tries fighting and his wounds cause him to be temporarily paralyzed. And then two arcs later, even after resting and being treated (by Perona, believe it or not), his wounds re-open when he tries to fight and move, resulting in him getting his ass kicked by Apes. He muscles through them some (small) time later -- ''after'' they copied his skills ''and'' called out the toughest one of them.
** * After being defeated by Crocodile for the second time, Luffy rushes to confront him again only to pass out from blood loss a few minutes later. He does recover, more-or-less, after a few minutes of sleep.
** * Luffy put everything he had in defeating Lucci to the point where he couldn't move afterwards. Unlike the other arcs before, however, Luffy and his crew are still in danger despite all the most powerful fighters being defeated and the marines nearly kill Luffy became he is too weak to move when they aim their cannons at him.
** * Characters having to fight through grievous injuries is also brought up in the Arlong arc, where Zoro is at a disadvantage in his fight against Hachi due to a massive chest wound inflicted on him by Mihawk that was very amateurishly patched up. Through he does eventually win the fight, Hachi attempts to attack Sanji later on and almost succeeds in taking him out, only for his wounds to open up again at the last second, taking him out of the fight before he can do anything.
** * [[TheHero Luffy himself]] once tried fighting a man who could produce and attack with deadly corrosive poison. Seeing as how only Mooks had been poisoned by Magellan (the man in question) at this point, the audience and Luffy himself thought he stood a chance from the moment Luffy launches a Jet Bazooka that actually DROPS the hulking Magellan... but no. Touching him with that attack and many more poisons launched at him nearly kills Luffy within just 2 measly episodes of starting the fight.
** * At Marineford, Luffy is willing to give his life to save his brother. Too bad for him that he is one of the weaker fighters in the war on top of the injuries he gained from going to Impel Down. He is mercilessly knocked around by the marines and the Warlords.



** Giants Dorry and Broggy had been fighting for almost 100 years with their weapons and fists: it turns out that, after 100+ years, even with constant maintenance, weapons ''will'' eventually break. This was a rather joyful use of this trope, however, as everyone had thought Dorry had been killed.
** Similarly, the fate of the ''Going Merry''. Since entering the Grand Line, the Straw Hats' ship has taken numerous hits, such as the mast being torn off, enemy fire, and outright sabotage. And every time, the Straw Hats patch it back up. However, when they reach Water-7 and have the ''Merry'' checked out by actual shipwrights, the assessment is that the ship is beyond repair and will break apart at any moment. As Zoro pointed out, while adversity makes ''people'' stronger, an object will just wear down and until it breaks. After Enies Lobby, the ship does just that.
** At the start of the Fishman Island Arc, Sanji (who had spent the last two years on an island full of only {{Gonk}} transvestites) suffers a nosebleed every time he sees a genuine woman. While this is comedic in every other anime (and every other time in this one too), the frequency and severity of the nosebleeds caused near-fatal hemorrhaging at one point, requiring some immediate blood transfusions. Furthermore, Sanji has a particular blood-type and while fishman and humans have the same blood, a law forbade the transfusions due to the long history. A more minute example occurred at the end of the arc when Jimbe offered to give blood to Luffy, who saved the day. When pointed out about the law, he reminds the people he is still a pirate.
** After being pushed in his conflict with the Minks, Jack the Drought attempts to attack the Minks' home, the giant elephant Zunisha. Since he was attacking something big enough to have a ''sustainable ecosystem'' with little more than cannons, it hardly had an effect. The only reason it almost worked is because Zunisha was sentenced to not fight, even in self-defense, unless commanded. Once the order is given, Zunisha takes out Jack's entire fleet in a single attack.
*** And while Jack is a fishman monster with a one billion berry bounty and powerful enough that it's warranted, he's still a Devil Fruit user. When Jack's ship sank, he sunk to the bottom of the ocean, unable to move. Even though he can breathe underwater, being trapped with no way out means he'll eventually die.

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** * Giants Dorry and Broggy had been fighting for almost 100 years with their weapons and fists: it turns out that, after 100+ years, even with constant maintenance, weapons ''will'' eventually break. This was a rather joyful use of this trope, however, as everyone had thought Dorry had been killed.
** * Similarly, the fate of the ''Going Merry''. Since entering the Grand Line, the Straw Hats' ship has taken numerous hits, such as the mast being torn off, enemy fire, and outright sabotage. And every time, the Straw Hats patch it back up. However, when they reach Water-7 and have the ''Merry'' checked out by actual shipwrights, the assessment is that the ship is beyond repair and will break apart at any moment. As Zoro pointed out, while adversity makes ''people'' stronger, an object will just wear down and until it breaks. After Enies Lobby, the ship does just that.
** * At the start of the Fishman Island Arc, Sanji (who had spent the last two years on an island full of only {{Gonk}} transvestites) suffers a nosebleed every time he sees a genuine woman. While this is comedic in every other anime (and every other time in this one too), the frequency and severity of the nosebleeds caused near-fatal hemorrhaging at one point, requiring some immediate blood transfusions. Furthermore, Sanji has a particular blood-type and while fishman and humans have the same blood, a law forbade the transfusions due to the long history. A more minute example occurred at the end of the arc when Jimbe offered to give blood to Luffy, who saved the day. When pointed out about the law, he reminds the people he is still a pirate.
** * After being pushed in his conflict with the Minks, Jack the Drought attempts to attack the Minks' home, the giant elephant Zunisha. Since he was attacking something big enough to have a ''sustainable ecosystem'' with little more than cannons, it hardly had an effect. The only reason it almost worked is because Zunisha was sentenced to not fight, even in self-defense, unless commanded. Once the order is given, Zunisha takes out Jack's entire fleet in a single attack.
*** ** And while Jack is a fishman monster with a one billion berry bounty and powerful enough that it's warranted, he's still a Devil Fruit user. When Jack's ship sank, he sunk to the bottom of the ocean, unable to move. Even though he can breathe underwater, being trapped with no way out means he'll eventually die.



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Ash fails to recognize the huge disadvantage Pikachu was at when he used it against Brock's Rock/Ground-type Pokémon, and is beaten. Even after giving Pikachu a power boost he's still unable to completely overcome the disadvantage and only wins thanks to a timely DeusExMachina.
** Team Rocket tries to attack Ash while he battled students of an elite training school. Only to be immediately chased off by the far more skilled and numerous students. As they lampshade, [[CombatPragmatist what's the point in playing fair against some Pokémon thieves?]]
** Meowth tries to battle Ash for possession of Togepi, setting up for a intense duel, only for Pikachu to [[CurbstompBattle idly knock him out with one Thundershock before Meowth can even plan a single attack.]] Lest we had almost forgotten Meowth was an IneffectualSympatheticVillain that got his ass fried by [[PintsizedPowerhouse Pikachu]] OnceAnEpisode anyway.
*** And while Ash does win the tournament, Misty is given custody of Togepi because it had imprinted on her upon hatching.
** One episode featured a Nurse Joy who was afraid of water Pokemon but still worked with them using various gear to avoid touching them. [[FaceYourFears She's put into a position where she must work without the gear and succeeds.]] Misty congratulates her on conquering her fear... only for Joy to say that she's still afraid of them, and probably will be for life, but she won't let her fears stop her from performing her duties.
** Which is somewhat ironic since the same thing had previously occurred to Misty herself with Ash's Caterpie. While she had learned to be less contemptuous towards it, when Ash asked that she show her affection, she was unwilling, since she was still terrified of bugs.
** As James learns the hard way in "The Misty Mermaid", Weezing, a living gas bag, is not the kind of Pokémon you'd want to bring to an underwater fight. What do things filled with gas do? They float!
** During the three-part Hearthome Tag Battle arc, it's revealed that [[TheRival Paul]] is borderline obsessed with forcing his Chimchar to activate its SuperMode, which he's seen it do exactly once before. To do so, he's not only putting Chimmy through TrainingFromHell and leaving it too exhausted to properly fight, but also sending it up against a Zangoose, [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes the species it fears the most]]. Does it go Super Saiyan? Nope. Instead, it's paralyzed with fear, and the battle is only salvaged by Ash taking control after [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Paul gives up on it]].
** During ''Sun and Moon'' episode 21, Ash manages to get a collapsed elderly Stoutland to a Pokemon Center. Everything will be fine, right? [[spoiler: Wrong. It dies of natural causes after being released back into the wild, leaving the Litten that looked up to it dealing with the FiveStagesOfGrief for the rest of that episode.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
**
Ash fails to recognize the huge disadvantage Pikachu was at when he used it against Brock's Rock/Ground-type Pokémon, and is beaten. Even after giving Pikachu a power boost he's still unable to completely overcome the disadvantage and only wins thanks to a timely DeusExMachina.
** * Team Rocket tries to attack Ash while he battled students of an elite training school. Only to be immediately chased off by the far more skilled and numerous students. As they lampshade, [[CombatPragmatist what's the point in playing fair against some Pokémon thieves?]]
** * Meowth tries to battle Ash for possession of Togepi, setting up for a intense duel, only for Pikachu to [[CurbstompBattle idly knock him out with one Thundershock before Meowth can even plan a single attack.]] Lest we had almost forgotten Meowth was an IneffectualSympatheticVillain that got his ass fried by [[PintsizedPowerhouse Pikachu]] OnceAnEpisode anyway.
*** ** And while Ash does win the tournament, Misty is given custody of Togepi because it had imprinted on her upon hatching.
** * One episode featured a Nurse Joy who was afraid of water Pokemon but still worked with them using various gear to avoid touching them. [[FaceYourFears She's put into a position where she must work without the gear and succeeds.]] Misty congratulates her on conquering her fear... only for Joy to say that she's still afraid of them, and probably will be for life, but she won't let her fears stop her from performing her duties.
** * Which is somewhat ironic since the same thing had previously occurred to Misty herself with Ash's Caterpie. While she had learned to be less contemptuous towards it, when Ash asked that she show her affection, she was unwilling, since she was still terrified of bugs.
** * As James learns the hard way in "The Misty Mermaid", Weezing, a living gas bag, is not the kind of Pokémon you'd want to bring to an underwater fight. What do things filled with gas do? They float!
** * During the three-part Hearthome Tag Battle arc, it's revealed that [[TheRival Paul]] is borderline obsessed with forcing his Chimchar to activate its SuperMode, which he's seen it do exactly once before. To do so, he's not only putting Chimmy through TrainingFromHell and leaving it too exhausted to properly fight, but also sending it up against a Zangoose, [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes the species it fears the most]]. Does it go Super Saiyan? Nope. Instead, it's paralyzed with fear, and the battle is only salvaged by Ash taking control after [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Paul gives up on it]].
** * During ''Sun and Moon'' episode 21, Ash manages to get a collapsed elderly Stoutland to a Pokemon Center. Everything will be fine, right? [[spoiler: Wrong. It dies of natural causes after being released back into the wild, leaving the Litten that looked up to it dealing with the FiveStagesOfGrief for the rest of that episode.]]
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** [[spoiler:Kaguya Ōtsutsuki the GreaterScopeVillain is essentially a deity, being the most powerful character in the series. Being so powerful however she lacks experience, never learned any ninjustu, or even had to bother with tactics and strategy. This lack of planning and foresight ultimately allows Team 7 to outmaneuver and seal her away.]]

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** [[spoiler:Kaguya Ōtsutsuki the GreaterScopeVillain is essentially a deity, being the most powerful character in the series. Being Having so powerful much raw power however she lacks experience, never learned any ninjustu, had to train, learn ninjutsu, or even had to bother with tactics and strategy. This lack of planning and foresight ultimately allows Team 7 to outmaneuver and seal her away.]]
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