, however, be balanced by having other weaknesses, such as a total lack of range or magical capability"
I can attest to the fact that the Lightning Bruiser
isn't always "balanced" like that. Example: Hector from Fire Emblem. I could send him at any group of enemies I wanted taken out, no matter if they were magic users or Melee attackers using the most powerful weapons at their disposal, and he'd get double attacks on all of them (barring a Swordmaster) because of his high speed, take Scratch Damage
at best from anyone he didn't manage to dodge because of his high defense, and still kill anyone in one turn with the weakest weapons he has because of his high strength. Hell, even a Killing Edge Swordmaster who got two critical hits couldn't take him out because his HP was ridiculous. He was a Lightning Bruiser through and through, and literally nothing could stop him.
edited 22nd Jul '11 12:29:47 PM by SalFishFin