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Basic Trope: A powerful looking attack that inflicts relatively minor damage.
Straight: Chaos Emperor unleashes his final attack, a massive energy blast capable of obliterating great land extensions, upon Magic Knight Alion. He manages to survive it with only some mild damage.
Exaggerated: Chaos Emperor's final attack consists in opening a fissure into the space and time continuum that sends his opponent into a pocket dimension were he (or she) is bombarded by the concentrated energy of a thousand suns. Alion appears to be perfectly fine and is cursing about that stupid Scratch Damage rule.
Downplayed: Chaos Emperor's final attack is a giant firestorm, Alion's armour takes the brunt of the attack and is quite damaged , while Alion himself suffered some mild burns.
Because of his Magic Knight formation, Alion knows powerful defensive spells capable of reducing, or even nullifying, the destructive effects of Chaos Emperor magic.