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* In ''FanFic/AnEntryWithABang!'', while the ''{{TabletopGame/Battletech}}'' chaps have the [[EnergyWeapon Energy Weapons]] and the tougher armour, Clancy-Earth's effective BVR (Beyond Visual Range) capability is one of the key reasons why the latter has prevailed so far.

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* In ''FanFic/AnEntryWithABang!'', while the ''{{TabletopGame/Battletech}}'' chaps have the [[EnergyWeapon Energy Weapons]] Frickin' Laser Beams]] and the tougher armour, Clancy-Earth's effective BVR (Beyond Visual Range) capability is one of the key reasons why the latter has prevailed so far.


* In ''FanFic/AnEntryWithABang!'', while the ''{{TabletopGame/Battletech}}'' chaps have the FrickinLaserBeams and the tougher armour, Clancy-Earth's effective BVR (Beyond Visual Range) capability is one of the key reasons why the latter has prevailed so far.

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* In ''FanFic/AnEntryWithABang!'', while the ''{{TabletopGame/Battletech}}'' chaps have the FrickinLaserBeams [[EnergyWeapon Energy Weapons]] and the tougher armour, Clancy-Earth's effective BVR (Beyond Visual Range) capability is one of the key reasons why the latter has prevailed so far.



** ''Film/IronMan2'': Comicbook/WarMachine is supposed to be this to Iron Man, but it turns out that Tony has more tricks in the Mark VI than in the Mark IV. They're actually pretty well matched, but as Tony points out, War Machine ''has'' a big gun, he's not ''the'' big gun. Tony's got a lot of cool [[SpinAttack tricks]] [[FrickinLaserBeams up]] [[EnergyWeapon his sleeve]]; the War Machine suit, created by Tony and then upgraded by Justin Hammer, is [[EnergyWeapon more]] [[GatlingGood of]] [[BottomlessMagazines a]] [[MoreDakka mixed bag]].

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** ''Film/IronMan2'': Comicbook/WarMachine is supposed to be this to Iron Man, but it turns out that Tony has more tricks in the Mark VI than in the Mark IV. They're actually pretty well matched, but as Tony points out, War Machine ''has'' a big gun, he's not ''the'' big gun. Tony's got a lot of cool [[SpinAttack tricks]] [[FrickinLaserBeams [[SlowLaser up]] [[EnergyWeapon his sleeve]]; the War Machine suit, created by Tony and then upgraded by Justin Hammer, is [[EnergyWeapon more]] [[GatlingGood of]] [[BottomlessMagazines a]] [[MoreDakka mixed bag]].


* Being the armed guy fighting an unarmed opponent. Even a two-bit thug wildly flailing a knife or pole has a large UnskilledButStrong advantage over the unarmed guy, never mind the ones who have enough experience to know how to use their weapons well. In contrast, it takes a lot of skill to take down an armed opponent while unarmed.

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* Being the armed guy fighting an unarmed opponent. Even a two-bit thug wildly flailing a knife or pole has a large UnskilledButStrong advantage over the unarmed guy, never mind the ones who have enough experience to know how to use their weapons well. In contrast, it takes a lot of skill and a certain amount of luck to take down an armed opponent while unarmed.

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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'': The Sensational Sisters, who are in hot water due to losing too many Gym battles, attempt to force/trick Ash to battle their strongest team. Unfortunately for them, their strongest team [[RealityEnsues is out of shape due to months of inactivity]], and Ash manages to beat them with a combination of skilled tactics and his SuperEmpowering ability.



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* The titular character from ''Franchise/{{Doraemon}}'' isn't terribly powerful by himself, but he brings a ton of gadgets that serve various functions up to RealityWarper level. His defeats in the non-serial movies tend to be because the villains have ways to neutralize his gadgets in some ways. For example, in ''Birth of Japan'', Doraemon fights the BigBad using the latest stun-spear from the 22nd century, only to be trounced by his opponent's latest stun-spear from the ''23rd'' century.
-->'''Doraemon:''' Damn... I lost by a century *faints*


** Ea. Unlike the other Noble Phantasms stored in the Gate of Babylon, this one is wholly unique to Gilgamesh. A nameless (Gil only calls it "Ea" out of convenience) otherworldly weapon, Ea is classified as an Anti-''World'' weapon. This is not an exaggeration -- a single swing of Ea can wipe out an entire army with ease (along with the battlefield itself). It's essentially a handheld magical nuke (and that description is severely ''downplaying'' its power if anything) that is vaguely shaped like a sword.

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** Ea. Unlike the other Noble Phantasms stored in the Gate of Babylon, this one is wholly unique to Gilgamesh. A nameless (Gil only calls it "Ea" out of convenience) otherworldly weapon, Ea is classified as an Anti-''World'' weapon. This is not an exaggeration -- a single swing of Ea can wipe out an entire army with ease (along with the battlefield itself). It's essentially a handheld magical nuke (and that description is severely ''downplaying'' its power if anything) that is vaguely shaped like a sword. The only reason anyone wins against Gilgamesh despite his possession of Ea is his FatalFlaw of pride. He rarely ever draws Ea because he thinks it's beneath him to use it to kill foes he deems unworthy. Meaning by the time he realizes he is losing and does need Ea to win, it's already too late.


** Ea. Unlike the other Noble Phantasms stored in the Gate of Babylon, this one is wholly unique to Gilgamesh. A nameless (Gil only calls it "Ea" out of convenience) otherworldly weapon, Ea is classified as an Anti-''World'' weapon. This is not an exaggeration -- a single swing of Ea can wipe out an entire army with ease (along with the battlefield itself). It's essentially a handheld magical nuke (and that description is severely ''downplaying'' its power if anything).

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** Ea. Unlike the other Noble Phantasms stored in the Gate of Babylon, this one is wholly unique to Gilgamesh. A nameless (Gil only calls it "Ea" out of convenience) otherworldly weapon, Ea is classified as an Anti-''World'' weapon. This is not an exaggeration -- a single swing of Ea can wipe out an entire army with ease (along with the battlefield itself). It's essentially a handheld magical nuke (and that description is severely ''downplaying'' its power if anything).anything) that is vaguely shaped like a sword.


* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Gilgamesh is practically the personification of this trope. Most Servants usually possess one to three Noble Phantasms, with very few having more than that. Gil, on the other hand, has the Gate of Babylon, which gives him access to an ''infinite'' number of them. Compared to most other Servants, he's much less skilled in direct combat. However, since his primary method of fighting involves simply sitting back and overwhelming his opponents with a [[StormOfBlades countless number of weapons]], his lack of skill is rarely ever a factor.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Gilgamesh is practically the personification of this trope. trope thanks to two particularly powerful Noble Phantasms:
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Most Servants usually possess one to three Noble Phantasms, with very few having more than that. Gil, on the other hand, has the Gate of Babylon, which gives him access to an ''infinite'' number of them. Compared to most other Servants, he's much less skilled in direct combat. However, since his primary method of fighting involves simply sitting back and overwhelming his opponents with a [[StormOfBlades countless number of weapons]], his lack of skill is rarely ever a factor. And the Gate of Babylon pales before Gilgamesh's actual most powerful Noble Phantasm...
** Ea. Unlike the other Noble Phantasms stored in the Gate of Babylon, this one is wholly unique to Gilgamesh. A nameless (Gil only calls it "Ea" out of convenience) otherworldly weapon, Ea is classified as an Anti-''World'' weapon. This is not an exaggeration -- a single swing of Ea can wipe out an entire army with ease (along with the battlefield itself). It's essentially a handheld magical nuke (and that description is severely ''downplaying'' its power if anything).

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*** Shinn's a good example of how this trope can be dangerous. He got the Destiny, and a promotion, ''without'' the [[CharacterDevelopment Character Growth]][[note]]not Development, ''Growth''. Big difference[[/note]] that Gundam protagonists usually go through. As a result it quickly went to his head, with many of his bad traits, particularly his bratty, impulsive arrogance and temper, going out of control.


Compare UselessWithoutPowers, character who rely on inherent abilities for success. Contrast TheManMakesTheWeapon, where someone demonstrates skill by defeating a much better-armed opponent.

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Compare UselessWithoutPowers, character characters who rely on inherent abilities for success. Contrast TheManMakesTheWeapon, where someone demonstrates skill by defeating a much better-armed opponent.


** Poor, poor [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Viral.]] He's WeakButSkilled in a ''SuperRobot'' show, which dooms him to DiminishingVillainThreat when Team Gurren (unwittingly) discover Spiral Power.

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** Poor, poor [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Viral.]] He's WeakButSkilled in a ''SuperRobot'' show, which dooms him to DiminishingVillainThreat VillainDecay when Team Gurren (unwittingly) discover Spiral Power.


** Poor, poor [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Viral.]] He's WeakButSkilled in a ''SuperRobot'' show, which dooms him to DiminishingVillainThreat when the protagonists (unwittingly) discover Spiral Power.

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** Poor, poor [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Viral.]] He's WeakButSkilled in a ''SuperRobot'' show, which dooms him to DiminishingVillainThreat when the protagonists Team Gurren (unwittingly) discover Spiral Power.



* Kuromorimine Women's College in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' has very powerful and well-built German tanks, and a lot of them, making their school the most powerful force in tankery. Their tactics are designed to synergize with this advantage through superior discipline and [[AttackAttackAttack refusal to retreat]] that allow them to make full use of their tanks' power, but the combination is vulnerable to the protagonists' ConfusionFu techniques with a mishmash of weaker tanks.

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* Kuromorimine Women's College in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' has very powerful and well-built German tanks, and a lot of them, making their school the most powerful force in tankery. Their tactics are designed to synergize with this advantage through superior discipline and [[AttackAttackAttack refusal to retreat]] that allow them to make full use of their tanks' power, but the combination is vulnerable to the protagonists' Oarai's ConfusionFu techniques with a mishmash of weaker tanks.



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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': The "upgrades" of Nami, Usopp and Franky are primarily done this way -
** Nami goes from a SimpleStaff, to a special staff called Clima-Tact that lets him control the weather in a small scale, to better and better versions of the latter.
** Usopp goes from using an ordinary slingshot, to a big slingshot-staff hybrid combined with the Dials from Skypiea, to a smaller but identical one from the second that's actually a living ManEatingPlant, plus [[GreenThumb some magical plant seeds]] for his ammunition.
** Franky, being a {{Cyborg}}, gives himself a heavy modification over the TimeSkip, giving him more and heavier armament and more durable body.
** Zoro the swordsman, in addition to regular training, has the rare times where he acquires new swords. Those new swords he gains are also part of the numerous legendary swords in the verse, too.


If TheRival captures {{the Hero}}es' Stick and tries to use it against them it will fail. Sticks are typically [[UnusableEnemyEquipment user-locked or otherwise protected]] to prevent this from happening. WeakButSkilled is the exact opposite. The UnskilledButStrong often seek this. Wielders of smaller sticks may note that they're GonnaNeedMoreX.

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If TheRival captures {{the Hero}}es' Stick and tries to use it against them it will fail. Sticks are typically [[UnusableEnemyEquipment user-locked or otherwise protected]] to prevent this from happening. WeakButSkilled is the exact opposite. The UnskilledButStrong often seek this. Wielders of smaller sticks may note that they're GonnaNeedMoreX.


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Compare UselessWithoutPowers, character who rely on inherent abilities for success. Contrast TheManMakesTheWeapon, where someone demonstrates skill by defeating a much better-armed opponent.

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* In the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfic ''FanFic/RiseOfANewMoon'', [[GenderFlip Luna]] and the JLF are fully aware of their extreme numerical and logistical disadvantage against Britannia, so they decide to match them with more advanced technology. [[SuperweaponSurprise This is shown by their deployment of the Gekka to fight the Blood of the Samurai and the Hiryu in support of Luna's takeover of Japan]].
** Milly has a non-weapon version when her parents are pushing her into an ArrangedMarriage, when Luna gives her Lloyd's noble title which allows her to negate it.

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