History VillainDecay / LiveActionTV

15th Sep '17 6:35:01 AM TheWarioBros
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** The Monks in series 10 go through this in all of three episodes. In the first (Extremis), they're competent enough to have simulated every possible reality to find ways to stop the Doctor and conquer Earth. In the Pyramid at the End of the World, they're effortlessly pulling planes out of the sky and disintegrating their enemies with a touch. By The Lie of the Land? They're being fooled by rudimentary stealth tactics, killed with simple gunfire, stuck fighting with close range electricity attacks like the Silence, defeated with the PowerOfLove and quickly run away with their tails between their legs the minute humanity breaks free of the mind control.
2nd Sep '17 4:55:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** Species 8472 were ScaryDogmaticAliens until "In the Flesh". They were introduced as a terrifying telepathic species of aliens from a place called "fluidic space", a race so xenophobic that they [[AbsoluteXenophobe tried to exterminate all other life]] because they considered it impure. They traveled in bio-organic ships that could destroy Borg cubes like a photon torpedo could destroy a Ford Pinto and these ships could combine energy weapons to blow up a Borg planet. Except not, because they're {{retcon}}ned to be a peaceloving people beneath the surface, and were only fighting the Borg in self-defense.

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** Species 8472 were ScaryDogmaticAliens until "In the Flesh". They were introduced as a terrifying telepathic species of aliens from a place called "fluidic space", a race so xenophobic that they [[AbsoluteXenophobe tried to exterminate all other life]] because they considered it impure. They traveled in bio-organic ships that could [[TheWorfEffect destroy Borg cubes cubes]] like a photon torpedo could destroy a Ford Pinto and these ships could combine energy weapons to blow up a Borg planet. Except not, because they're {{retcon}}ned to be a peaceloving people beneath the surface, and were only fighting the Borg in self-defense.
2nd Sep '17 4:50:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Replicators, on the other hand, largely avert this trope, as each time the heroes meet a bunch of those things, it has required an even more insane plan than the last one to merely stall them. Trapping them in a time-stop bubble (they escape), sending then into a black hole (escape too), finding a ancient-made BFG specially designed to destroy them (become immune) and friggin' finally, using a weapon that can fry the entire Milky Way to destroy them all at the same time once and for all. Their Asuran brethren in ''Atlantis'' required a similarly insane plan -- an EarthShatteringKaboom -- to put them down once and for all.

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** The Replicators, on the other hand, largely avert this trope, as each time the heroes meet a bunch of those things, it has required an even more insane plan than the last one to merely stall them. Trapping them in a time-stop bubble (they escape), sending then into a black hole (escape too), finding a ancient-made BFG specially designed to destroy them (become immune) and friggin' finally, using a weapon that can fry the entire Milky Way to destroy them all at the same time once and for all. Their Asuran brethren in ''Atlantis'' required a similarly insane plan -- drawing them all into one huge blob then following that up with an EarthShatteringKaboom -- to put them down once and for all.
2nd Sep '17 4:49:08 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Replicators, on the other hand, largely avert this trope, as each time the heroes meet a bunch of those things, it has required an even more insane plan than the last one to merely stall them. Trapping them in a time-stop bubble (they escape), sending then into a black hole (escape too), finding a ancient-made BFG specially designed to destroy them (become immune) and friggin' finally, using a weapon that can fry the entire Milky Way to destroy them all at the same time once and for all. Their Asuran brethren in ''Atlantis'' required a similarly insane plan to put them down once and for all.

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** The Replicators, on the other hand, largely avert this trope, as each time the heroes meet a bunch of those things, it has required an even more insane plan than the last one to merely stall them. Trapping them in a time-stop bubble (they escape), sending then into a black hole (escape too), finding a ancient-made BFG specially designed to destroy them (become immune) and friggin' finally, using a weapon that can fry the entire Milky Way to destroy them all at the same time once and for all. Their Asuran brethren in ''Atlantis'' required a similarly insane plan -- an EarthShatteringKaboom -- to put them down once and for all.
2nd Sep '17 4:37:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In Season 4, Ramsay Bolton is shown to be a BloodKnight MasterSwordsman who is able to defeat the "most vicious killers on the Iron Islands" while shirtless, with contemptuous ease. Come Season 6, he's a DirtyCoward who goes down after a few punches to the face.

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In Season 4, Ramsay Bolton is shown to be a BloodKnight MasterSwordsman who is able to defeat the "most vicious killers on the Iron Islands" while shirtless, with contemptuous ease. Come Season 6, he's a DirtyCoward who goes down after a few punches to the face.
1st Sep '17 7:31:14 PM FictionFan101
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** Littlefinger spends most of his time as a legitimate BigBad contender, setting the whole plot into motion and expertly weaving his way in and out of Westeros' political web. Come Season 7, all of his efforts are rendered moot. He gets overshadowed by the show's other villains and is reduced to being a TokenEvilTeammate for House Stark. [[spoiler: In the end, he dies pathetically, begging for his life.]]

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** Littlefinger spends is initially established as one of the show's most of his time as a legitimate prominent BigBad contender, contenders, setting the whole plot into motion and expertly weaving his way in and out of Westeros' political web. Come Season 7, all of his efforts are rendered moot. He gets overshadowed by the show's other villains and is he's been reduced from a MagnificentBastard to being a small-time schemer and TokenEvilTeammate for House Stark. [[spoiler: In the end, he dies pathetically, begging for his life.]]
1st Sep '17 8:55:56 AM KandC
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** Littlefinger spends most of his time as a legitimate BigBad contender, setting the whole plot into motion and expertly weaving his way in and out of Westeros' political web. Come Season 7, all of his efforts are rendered mute. He gets overshadowed by the show's other villains and is reduced to being a TokenEvilTeammate for House Stark. [[spoiler: In the end, he dies pathetically, begging for his life.]]

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** Littlefinger spends most of his time as a legitimate BigBad contender, setting the whole plot into motion and expertly weaving his way in and out of Westeros' political web. Come Season 7, all of his efforts are rendered mute.moot. He gets overshadowed by the show's other villains and is reduced to being a TokenEvilTeammate for House Stark. [[spoiler: In the end, he dies pathetically, begging for his life.]]
31st Aug '17 11:04:26 AM FictionFan101
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** Littlefinger spends most of his time as a legitimate BigBad contender, setting the whole plot into motion and expertly weaving his way in and out of Westeros' political web. He spends six seasons breeding the conflicts that keep the show going and gradually building a strong power base for himself. Come Season 7, all of his efforts are rendered mute. He gets overshadowed by the show's other villains and is reduced to being a TokenEvilTeammate for House Stark. [[spoiler: In the end, he dies pathetically, begging for his life.]]

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** Littlefinger spends most of his time as a legitimate BigBad contender, setting the whole plot into motion and expertly weaving his way in and out of Westeros' political web. He spends six seasons breeding the conflicts that keep the show going and gradually building a strong power base for himself. Come Season 7, all of his efforts are rendered mute. He gets overshadowed by the show's other villains and is reduced to being a TokenEvilTeammate for House Stark. [[spoiler: In the end, he dies pathetically, begging for his life.]]
31st Aug '17 11:03:06 AM FictionFan101
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* Multiple instances show up in the various ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series:

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** Littlefinger spends most of his time as a legitimate BigBad contender, setting the whole plot into motion and expertly weaving his way in and out of Westeros' political web. He spends six seasons breeding the conflicts that keep the show going and gradually building a strong power base for himself. Come Season 7, all of his efforts are rendered mute. He gets overshadowed by the show's other villains and is reduced to being a TokenEvilTeammate for House Stark. [[spoiler: In the end, he dies pathetically, begging for his life.]]
* Multiple instances show up in the various ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series:series.
1st Aug '17 4:55:25 AM ChronoLegion
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*** The GrandFinale shows that the Wraith are one ZPM away from becoming a nigh-unstoppable threat. The Super-Hive they create with just one of those oversized batteries can mop the floor with ''any'' ships and can take a hit from a weapon capable of OneHitKill Ori motherships with minimal damage (that the organic armor heals quickly). Even Atlantis itself barely manages to stall the Super-Hive for a few minutes and nearly crashes as a result. They have to go back to the old school method of sneaking a nuke aboard.

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*** The GrandFinale shows that the Wraith are one ZPM away from becoming a nigh-unstoppable threat. The Super-Hive they create with just one of those oversized batteries can mop the floor with ''any'' ships and can take a hit from a weapon capable of OneHitKill Ori motherships with minimal damage (that the organic armor heals quickly). Even Atlantis itself barely manages to stall the Super-Hive for a few minutes and nearly crashes as a result. Oh, and the Ancient chair that controls Earth's drone weapons gets wiped out by a couple Wraith Darts making a kamikaze run at it, something no other enemy thought to do. They have to go back to the old school method of sneaking a nuke aboard.
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