Before I flesh this out and add examples, Do We Have This One?
? A character is so powerful and badass he would effectively be a Crutch Character
, or he has a specific power that would easily resolve this episode's problem (An Ice Person
when they're facing a Mad Scientist
with a Freeze Ray
, for example.) So the writers have him conveniently removed (NOT the enemy deliberately taking him out in advance) so the lesser characters have to put in some effort to trying to stop the Big Bad
like we have this one, but I can't find it.