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Playing With / Crippling Overspecialization

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Basic Trope: A character performs well doing certain tasks, at the cost of being able to do other tasks as well as other characters.

  • Straight: Token Minority Tasha was turned into a Super Soldier for organization T.R.O.P.E. Her brain and body were rewired to greatly enhance her ability as a stealth agent and assassin with abilities such as Innate Night Vision, Wolverine Claws, and Super Speed. But she is left unable to operate in fair combat, socialize, play video games...
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  • Exaggerated: ... read, understand humor, understand mathematics, tolerate alcohol, learn any new skills or from mistakes, highly regard human life experience empathy, love, hate, any human emotion, think for herself, hand-eye coordination outside the context of killing, and in some cases breath.
  • Downplayed: Tasha's enhancements as an assassin come at the slight cost of her ability to fight fairly, as she is a specialist.
  • Justified: The experiments have caused Tasha to think and operate differently than a normal human should, robbing her of basic life skills and cognitive functions that would come naturally to others.
    • Tasha is a specialist in her trade, so it's only natural she struggles to operate in other trades.
  • Inverted: Amazing Alex volunteered for an experiment meant to enhance his ability to perform in every imaginable aspect of life, all at the cost of his ability to swim.
  • Subverted: The experiments done on Tasha have no ill effect, though to use her powers she needs more rest and bodily material, so she is put on a special diet.
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  • Double Subverted: ... But her team soon begins to notice her inability to perform basic tasks without asking for help.
  • Parodied: The Elite Four, all in whom have been trained to hunt and kill mammals, humans included, whenever necessary, enter a collective panic when a mosquito and begin blasting ammo everywhere in a desperate attempt to kill it. They fail.
  • Zig Zagged: Tasha first displays a lack of hand-eye coordination, but therapy quickly fixes it. She begins failing missions where she ends up having to fight targets 1-on-1. She finds a work around but the applications of said workaround cause her intelligence to deteriorate. She end up fixin that, and suddenly lacks hand-eye coordination again.
  • Averted: The experiment does not negatively affect Tasha at all.
  • Enforced: "We want to show any potential side-effects of a super soldier experiment"
    • We need an angst of some sort to help develop Tasha's character"
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  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: General Drake knows Tasha plans to assasinate him, and tells to higher command to examine her data files. When they fight, he takes advantage of her weaknesses and/or emotional trauma to gain the upper hand.
  • Defied: Doctor Tavitian takes extra precautios to make sure their experiments on Tasha do nothing but enhance her abilities, as opposed to taking away in some aspect.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Why is it these super soldiers can do all these crazy rescue missions and fight off rhinos barehanded, but can barely screw in a light bulb?"
  • Deconstructed: ???
  • Reconstructed: ???
  • Played for Drama: ???

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