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Playing With: Combined Energy Attack
Basic Trope: An attack fuelled by the combined inner power of a group of people.
  • Straight: Bob blasts Emperor Evulz with the Tropebuster, and empowers it with the energies of the rest of the Five-Man Band, as well as a number of civilians present.
  • Exaggerated: Bob uses the combined energies of everybody on the planet.
  • Downplayed: Only The Lancer adds his power to Bob's attack, and that's his main combat ability.
  • Justified: The Five-Man Band are robots, and Bob's using a Wave Motion Gun powered by Tim Taylor Technology, so he can amp up the power by using his fellow robots' energy.
  • Inverted: Bob is Unskilled, but Strong, so his other four teammates use their best attacks on Evulz, while Bob adds his energy to their attacks.
  • Subverted: Bob refuses to use the Tropebuster, because Emperor Evulz might target the civilians to weaken it.
  • Double Subverted:
    • After a "World of Cardboard" Speech, Bob realizes the risk is worth it to defeat Evulz, who will do far more indirect harm if he is not stopped, and uses the Tropebuster.
    • Evulz attacks the civilians anyway, so Bob shields them with a combined energy shield, before going on the attack with the combined energy and the Tropebuster.
  • Parodied: Bob is getting curb stomped by Emperor Evulz. A fly lands on his finger, and he drains its life energy into the Tropebuster and blasts Evulz across the globe.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob doesn't need any help to defeat Evulz. Or the Five-Man Band all use their strongest attacks on Evulz instead of adding their power to Bob's attack.
  • Enforced: "Emperor Evulz is strong enough to defeat armies alone. How can Bob beat him? We want him to go down in a huge Beam-O-War, not a cheap assassination, but where can Bob get that kind of power from?"
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz uses some sort of device to capture the power of the Tropebuster for his own nefarious ends, gaining an otherwise impossible amount of pure energy.
  • Defied: Emperor Evulz targets Bob's helpers before he uses the attack.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Let me guess. The whole planet is going to team up to give Bob enough power to block the planet-destroying Wave Motion Gun?"
  • Deconstructed: Tropebuster was Cast From Hitpoints. A lot of people die to power it.
  • Reconstructed: They were unconscious, and reaffirm after they wake up that had they really died, their deaths would have been worth it to defeat Evulz anyway.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob uses a Combined Energy Attack for Mundane Utility. Everybody in the nearest few blocks collapses. Hilarity Ensues when they wake up pissed.
  • Played For Drama: Bob uses Combined Energy Attacks to beat everybody, and becomes a Jerk Ass about it, seeing his teammates as mere batteries for his technique. The Five-Man Band get sick of it, and ditch him next battle. His attack pops and he becomes the victim of a Curb-Stomp Battle. The Band pull Big Damn Heroes, but refuse to let him use their power for the Tropebuster until he apologises.

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