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The Lightning Bruiser is an {{Archetype}} that sets itself apart from the others in NecessaryDrawback in that he is able to take and give a lot of damage and he can move quickly. In the triangle of strength, speed, and toughness, the Lightning Bruiser does not trade off one advantage for another the way, say, the FragileSpeedster trades off durability for speed or the GlassCannon trades durability for power.

To prevent the character from becoming a GameBreaker or a StoryBreakerPower, the Lightning Bruiser may have [[NecessaryDrawback weaknesses]] beyond strength, speed, and toughness: [[CloseRangeCombatant lack of range]] or [[MagicallyIneptFighter magical capability]] or a high resource cost are some of the challenges these characters can face.

A Lightning Bruiser may also perform ConfusionFu. If he's good at everything, then he can throw everything at you, right? May also be a FlyingBrick. Compare and contrast {{Acrofatic}}, MusclesAreMeaningless.

When adding examples: keep in mind: '''This trope only exists relative to other characters in universe.''' A statement that a character is strong, fast, and durable does not define them as a Lightning Bruiser; most {{Action Hero}}es and {{Badass}}es already demonstrate those qualities. A character is a Lightning Bruiser if they are explicitly stated to be strong'''er''', fast'''er''', and tough'''er''' than most of the other characters, or if it is stated explicitly that another character is a FragileSpeedster or a MightyGlacier.

Note that being a Lightning Bruiser has nothing to do with [[ShockAndAwe using lightning-based attacks or magic]], though, on rare occasion, both tropes will apply to the same character.
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