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  • A Discordant Note:
    • After Harry teaches a Wildling youth how to be a blacksmith, the young man wants to return to his clan to put his newfound skills to use. Harry points out that not only would he have to find an iron vein to mine, but his clan would have to give up their nomadic lifestyle and settle there for the boy to make much use of his blacksmithing.
    • Initially, the North is relieved that there are fewer Wildling raids occuring, but once they learn someone is gathering the Wildlings under one banner, they become increasingly nervous as the lack of unity amoung the clans was one of the main reasons they could fight off the Wildlings.
    • Harry's kingdom also makes the rest of Westeros nervous because of how unusual he and Luna are. Both are equally disrespectful though in opposite ways and rub people the wrong way. Harry has no interest in gold or political power along with being quite abrasive, while Luna has similar disinterest but is so down to earth and friendly that she tends to unsettle nobles even more than Harry does, having no idea how to deal with royalty that's liable to help out in the kitchens or go swimming in a fountain. As a result, Adrastia is the one others have the easiest time negotiating with as she at least follows the same protocol as the nobility does.
    • Even with Harry, Luna, and Adrastia speeding things along, making a non-nomadic civilization with the Wildlings takes decades. At one point, Harry notes they'll need at least twenty years to turn some old ruins into a proper port city.
    • Lyanna Stark dreams of being a warrior no matter how much her father tries to dissuade her. Adrastia manages to expound upon her that being a warrior isn't about grand adventures and epic duels but fighting and killing until you're eventually killed, and as a female warrior, Lyanna would have to fight all the harder to prove herself. Since Lyanna's build means she'll always be a fairly petite woman, she'd at best be half as strong as her male counterparts and she will be defeated rather quickly. If Lyanna's lucky, she'll be told to give up and go home, but more likely, she'll be raped and/or murdered by her opponent.
    • A later chapter notes that most people who volunteer to go to war have no idea how horrible it really is, consisting primarily of long stretches of boredom followed by brief periods of mortal terror. Such volunteers usually quit the moment they're able.
    • Adrastia is a Black Widow and Manipulative Bastard with centuries of experience at manipulating others for her own benefit. However, she still makes mistakes when someone acts in a way she didn't predict, especially if she hasn't been closely observing them. She intended for Pycelle to make Aegon V distrust the Maesters due to his illogical hatred of Harry's kingdom of Angmar, but both Aegon and his son died too soon and Aerys was so easy to manipulate that he took Pycelle's vitriol at face value. Similarly, Adrastia kept Aerys under control during a jousting tournament with regular usage of the Imperius, but when she takes some time off to have some fun with Jaime Lannister, the mad king breaks free long enough to order two of Harry's grandchildren killed.
    • Harry's two grandsons die because while they are both extremely large men with years of training and magical weapons, they're outnumbered and wearing formal clothing while the Kings Guard are all in full plate.
    • After two of Harry's grandchildren are killed, his kingdom of Angmar goes to war with Westeros. Both sides have logistic troubles marshalling their forces for different reasons. Angmar is informed within mere hours but has no standing army or conscription system so has to ask for volunteers and has trouble moving supplies since wagons are useless in such deep snow, but sleighs are worthless once they're out of the snow. Westeros needs considerably more time to muster their forces, but several factions are unwilling to get involved for one reason or another, often due to wanting to be sure they're on the winning side.
  • A Dovahkiin Spreads His Wings:
    • When picking personal adornments, the Redguards heavily favour glass and porcelain as materials. Hammerfell having an extremely arid, sunny climate, any metallic jewellery would quickly heat and burn the skin of the wearer.
    • When Jon Arryn is revealed to have been poisoned, Valerica Volkihar agrees to prepare an antidote for him. Still, she warns that it won't undo the damage his body previously suffered from being continuously exposed to a toxic substance over one year, and the Hand is already an old man so likely to die soon anyway. At the best, Valerica's cure can give him time enough to put his affairs in order before his demise.
    • Even the Legendary Dragonborn can be assaulted and almost killed by a no-name hoodlum in a backstreet alley if he doesn't pay attention to his surroundings.
  • Aftermath:
    • The Minimalist's goal is to turn every adult in Paris into a child. While the casualties are only heavily implied, the fic pointedly avoids Inferred Holocaust in this situation by showing exactly what would happen if someone behind the wheel of a car suddenly shrunk down (namely, a lot of car crashes). And then the villain threatens to do the same to a hospital, putting the lives of God knows how many people at risk.
    • Lack of angst in regards to akumatization is also avoided; both Conan and Kaitou Kid are absolutely horrified at what they did while akumatized, and have to be reassured that what they did wasn't their fault.
  • Ain't No Thing Like Me:
    • When a cop's career is as high-profile as Judy's-being both the only rabbit on the police force and being the one to take down a large conspiracy-they tend to get recognized fairly quickly.
    • A major plot point is Judy being forced to come to terms with the fact that sometimes cops have to do morally grey things to do their job.
  • A Knight's Tale as Inquisitor:
  • Amazing Fantasy explores a bunch of tropes indicative of My Hero Academia, Spider-Man, and superhero comics in general.
    • A frequent complaint in the fandom is, "If Izuku wanted to become a Hero so badly, why didn't he train his mind and body like Batman?" Izuku has thought about doing this, but he's a wimpy, nerdy kid with his own hobbies. It would be unrealistic for him to drop everything and start vigorously training his body like some comic book character when he knew deep down that being a Badass Normal wasn't practical in the long-term on his Earth. He also had no clear goal or guide to get him there, as no one wanted to help a Quirkless kid. As anyone who starts a diet or intense physical training can attest, it's not easy to start it, much less go through with it, without help.
    • It isn't healthy to try and sleep off a venomous spider bite. Bakugou immediately rushes Izuku to the hospital after watching him collapse. He very nearly died and went into a short coma even after getting medical treatment.
    • Peter's constant absences got him fired from his job as a science teacher at Midtown High and later got him fired from Horizon Labs.
    • In the comics, Aunt May was depicted as fairly old and was prone to fainting fits due to her bad health. It should come to nobody’s surprise that she has died of old age when Peter is 47.
    • Due to Peter saving the city numerous times and all his other heroic acts, the people of New York began to realize he wasn’t the menace J. Jonah Jameson was trying to cast him as. And because nobody was buying his paper anymore or believing his sensationalism, Jonah was forced to ease up on his hatred to save the Daily Bugle.
    • Despite his action-packed lifestyle, Peter is still a 47-year-old who subsists off junk food like burgers and instant ramen because it's all he can afford given his budget and time constraints. As a result, Peter has gotten a bit of a belly.
  • When Kirche sends her familiar to capture Louis so she could talk to him in An Acolyte of Zero, Louise responds to the salamander attacking her familiar by cutting its throat.
  • In Anything Goes Game Changer it's shown that Matsu's computers use up a lot of electricity as she has five high end computer running twenty-four seven in her room. Not only does this increase the electrical bill for the Izumo Inn but because the electricity for her room is spliced off the water heater, it's also increasing the strain on the heater. Lastly, because both the splicing and the fake wall hiding Matsu's room were done by an amateur, a competent electrician or carpenter can spot them right away. Luckily for everyone involved, said handyman is Ranma Saotome and he's willing to fix the shoddy workmanship.
    • When Kasumi finally realizes Dr. Tofu has the hots for her, she's creeped out as not only does she not like men that much older than her (she's 19 and he's roughly 30), but she also remembers him as her childhood doctor.
  • Husk defies Out of Sight, Out of Mind in A Peaceful Afterlife. He points out that Kira is both a serial killer and a former hitman, kicking him out is not some catch all solution because the next most likely thing is his old boss finding him again. His boss will prioritize clearing out three years of squatters on his turf after getting Kira back, killing thousands or tens of thousands. Husk points out that all those deaths would be indirectly because of the hotel no longer protecting Kira.
    • Kira by this point really does care about the others and is becoming a better person, but his original plans were to just try to get out of hell and he had an attraction to Charlie, only sparing her for pragmatic reasons. But his history as a serial killer means Vaggie does not trust him, and she's openly worried he's dangerous.
    • Early in the story Kira continues to maintain the quiet lifestyle he had in the living world in Hell. Keeping to himself. Paying his bills. Dressing like he did when he was alive. Going to work. Using his human name and not engaging in crimes or vices thinking it will make him as unnoticeable in death as it did in life. His neighbors find his 'normal' is extremely abnormal as they're in Hell. He's here because he's evil and did something horrible while he was alive but refuses to act like it, which the demons take as him saying he's better than them which they find highly insulting.
  • In the Avatar: The Last Airbender and A Song of Ice and Fire Crossover A Song of Ice Stone Wind and Flame, the Avatar is reincarnated into Planetos. The history lesson of the prologue gives several examples:
    • The Earth Avatar Myranda Tyrell was born to smallfolk in the Reach. When she was found to be the Avatar, Lord Tyrell brought her to Highgarden and married her. Rather than an Interclass Romance, this was an attempt at a Super Breeding Program to give him powerful sons, similar to what Azulon did to Ozai and Ursa. Myranda spent time pregnant and raising her son and later ruling in his name instead of mastering the elements, and she died in childbirth before becoming a fully realized Avatar.
    • Quentyn Martell, Myranda's successor, fought against the Seven Kingdoms during King Daeron's invasion of Dorne. He ended up killing Myranda's son Lyonel and Daeron, forming a rift with both Myranda and Aegon cutting him off from the connecting to his past lives.
  • The A Song of Metal and Marvels series has quite a few examples:
    • As Rhodey points out to Jon, castles are giant money-sucking pits. Harrenhal is said to be cursed because it's too big to be properly cared for, and Highwatch - Iron Pointe's previous denomination - was abandoned when the gold mine ran dry because it would have been wasting money on a useless fort.
      • This is turned around when it's noted that, even once the gold mine ran dry, Highwatch would have still been useful, as it could warn Lannisport if a hostile fleet was approaching. Like the Ironborn fleet that destroyed the Lannisters fleet while it was still in port at the start of the Rebellion.
    • When Tyrion verbally savages Thorne to protect Sam from his meanness, Jeor Mormont realizes Sam is protected as long as Tyrion is at the Wall, and the dwarf leaving means Thorne will make an example of the youth to reassert his authority. He solves the problem by arranging Sam's departure with the Lannister as a squire.
    • Ned Stark rightfully worries about the Iron Man giving people a hero to follow, as he's attacking powerful people and a copycat could ignite a Civil War by killing or getting killed by the wrong person.
    • Gregor Clegane's assault against Iron Pointe is a heavy blow for Tywin's credibility, since it showed he wasn't able to control his own bannerman. Now Iron Pointe asks for answers and he's forced to make amends, because no one wants to come home and find his wife raped by the neighbour in spite of the lord's commands.
    • Ned's prolonged stay in the Black Cells, along with the lack of food, weakens him and only through a sustained supply of hearty food and exercise does he begin to get back on his feet. The lack of support from Stannis while he was in the cells also makes him bitter for the man, which does not bode well for Stannis.
    • When Tyrion lays eyes on "Sansa" when he arrives in King's Landing, he flat-out believes her an impostor, since the supposed Lady Stark is just too different from the girl he remembers meeting at Winterfell. Also, a fake dressed and coached to act as the lady is far more possible than a true resurrection, which everyone will conclude after Sansa's very public demise, and the Starks too, meaning they won't budge about wanting Lannister blood. Actually, they might be even more enraged after learning how Joffrey is parading "Sansa Stark" around with him, seeing it as mocking their daughter's memory — in fact, when the Lannisters send a raven to the Starks, suggesting a trade between Jaime and Sansa, Ned and Catelyn immediately dismiss it as an attempt to drive the Starks apart.
  • When Tony Stark stops all production of weapons by his company and switches to electronic devices (such as computers and phones) in A Third Path to the Future, thousands of employees are laid off (and hired by competitors) as their skills aren't compatible. Though Emma Frost does note that while Stark's former employees do resent him, it's far less than expected.
  • As much as growing your conscience back after years of it being gone is portrayed as good in the Gravity Falls and Steven Universe Crossover fic A Triangle in the Stars, the mental pain of processing it all again can be tough to bear, and if you've done horrible things while lacking it, well...
    • Similarly, trauma, especially deep-seated, doesn't just disappear after it's seemingly fixed. Neither do habits when told they're wrong. It's played painfully well, particularly in Chapter Thirty-Four in the case of the latter. Steven, not used to this, doesn't take it well and briefly thinks Bill snapped back.
    • Weather doesn't actually occur simultaneously in every single area. It could be brutally storming in one place, and lightly raining or even sunny a few blocks away. Ford is nonetheless amazed by this in Chapter Forty-One.
    • Depression often lurks beneath the personality and isn't always noticeable, and often builds up before exploding. Just ask Bill. His suicidal breakdown in Chapter Forty-Four wasn't out of the blue. It was built up over time, until he couldn't take it anymore. It's also really, really hard to watch and it's when Steven fully realizes just how deep his pain really went.
    • It takes time for trust to be gained or regained, as exemplified in Chapters Forty-Six and Forty-Seven with Connie and Wendy. And later with Stan and Ford.
    • Certain unburied secrets can seriously hurt trust. And some people may be desperate to get the truth, even going so far as going behind the secret keeper's back. Pearl starts exemplifying this in Chapter Thirty-Eight.
  • In Avenger Goddess, a Super Soldier's Healing Factor works so fast that it occasionally has its drawbacks, like broken bones knitting themselves back together in the wrong place and then having to be broken again so that they can be reset properly, as seen when Schmidt suffers this during the fight in Wakanda.
  • Avenger of Steel:
    • While most criminals now worry that Superman will go after them if they do anything illegal, forcing them to focus on more discreet criminal activities like smuggling stolen phones rather than drugs, in reality Clark can only be reasonably sure he’d hear someone yell "Superman" if they were definitively yelling it, and even at his best he has to prioritise certain disasters over others to accommodate details such as his need to rest.
    • Clark Kenting can and does fail. It works for Clark, whose Secret Identity is relatively unknown and who acts very differently from the quasi-deity that Superman is, and it works for Steve as long as he doesn't slip into his military persona, but Thor utterly fails to pass since he doesn't bother to be anything but the boisterous Large Ham the public is familiar with.
    • Despite the Avengers having gathered a mass of evidence of Wilson Fisk's criminal dealings, they are all aware that they don't have any clear proof that Fisk himself has done anything explicitly illegal or wrong, and with the current evidence it would be too easy for certain parties to be set up as the truly guilty ones while Fisk presents himself as their unwitting associate. Clark also dismisses the idea that he could demand Fisk's arrest as Superman, as that would set an uncomfortable precedent that may inspire an arms race against him.
    • Related to the above, Fisk has the smarts to reveal himself as being behind generous charitable donations when he realizes the Avengers are closing in on him, including shaking hands with President Ellis, in order to make himself untouchable. But calling back to a comparison to Al Capone, when Clark manages to expose his connection to the Hand unleashing Ao Shun on New York City, no one wants to defend him and he's quickly arrested.
  • From the Italian remake of Battle Fantasia Project:
    • The Nightmare Factory has a large number of hideouts exposed due to the simple fact that they double as legally registered factories, thus, once The Masquerade is lifted, the authorities notice their name and not only start raiding them at the first excuse but accidentally leak their position to the Sailor Senshi in the process of confirming to each other their position (Sailor Venus' day job happens to be in the police);
    • Minako's Dark and Troubled Past has left a deep scar in her subconscious;
    • Mimete's car had a bomb inside, put there by Sailor Venus to try and destroy the Death Busters early and detonated when she ran off a cliff due sabotage from her colleagues;
    • Tuxedo Kamen is up to his antics because he knows that engaging directly the much more powerful monsters would end with him dead, and thus is reduced to hit-and-run tactics and acting so crazy the enemy gets stunned while Sailor Moon attacks them;
    • Homura Akemi is absolutely pathetic in using rifles, and her choice of weapons isn't the best. Also, she has no idea that old and worn guns aren't safe, and one of her aquisitions nearly got the chief of the police fired for losing a large number of confiscated guns;
    • Japanese police is wary of the Magical Girls because they happen to look like punks (the exceptions being the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, where Minako serves and whose chief is more tolerant, and that of Mitakihara, whose chief is the father of a blue-haired magical girl).
  • The Beast That I Am shows that not only are the city inhabitants aware of the girls of the Hinata Inn, but the police very much want Keitaro to keep a tighter leash on them to keep them from running around, breaking several laws. Also, after Shinobu's rampage as "a large green ogre", the Hinata Inn is declared a crime scene and the residents can't enter large parts of it until the investigation is over.
  • The High School D×D/The Dresden Files crossover Beyond the Outer Gate Lies...:
    • When he appears in Japan, Harry is someone that does not exist from the point of view of the locals. He has to do a lot of paperwork in order to register as a Japanese citizen - and even more when he decides to become emancipated instead of entering the foster system.
    • Being emancipated means he has to find a job in order to pay for food and the bills. He ends up turning to the one job he has skills for - private investigator.
    • When he becomes deaged, the scars he has acquired over the years do not fade, giving him a rugged look that people think comes from a not-so-legal lifestyle.
    • The differences in culture cause some trouble for Harry. For example, when he is asked if he is a 'yankee', Harry (who has lived in Chicago most of his life) answers yes - not knowing that he was actually asked if he was a 'yankii'', giving him a bad reputation.
    • Lacking knowledge of the actual Masquerade, when he learns that Sona Sitri and her companions are devils he almost starts a fight with them, thinking them to be closer to the demons from his world. When he learns the truth, he apologizes and begins to work with them.
    • Being mentally in his forties, Harry holds a more adult look of the world compared to his fellow Kuoh Academy students, causing several minor mishaps. It also causes him to be very reluctant to pursue a relationship with the girls that are interested in him.
      • Related to this is that, unlike Issei, for Harry the idea of being in a relationship with several girls at the same time is something else he is reluctant to do, after years of being either alone or in monogamous relationships.
    • Rias is clearly interested in Issei, but he is still mentally scarred from the incident with Raynare, who led him on before trying to kill him, and is unable to read the signs. Dresden, who understands Issei's situation, advises Rias to straight out declare her feelings, which does work and advances their relationship volumes earlier than in canon.
  • Black Sky: When Xanxus meets his wife, he immediately falls head over heels for her. Problem is, she likes and cares for him, but she's not in love with him. So Xanxus needs to court her while they work through the buttload of issues created by him rushing to be frozen for six years, their children getting to know him as their father and discovering Dorea's world. They do communicate quite well but they still have falling-outs.
    • When Dumbledore announces Voldemort's return, everyone disbelieves him because he refuses to give any proof of it. Great political figure or not, You Have to Believe Me! is not a viable strategy in real life.
    • When he tries to contact Dorea Black, he basically harasses her steward to make her go back to Hogwarts, forgetting that a) she was abducted on school grounds and feels it would be unsafe to return, b) she's married and newlywed students generally drop out. Lupin ends up calling Rita Skeeter to make him stop by exposing his harassing on the newspaper.
      • When he finally manages to talk with Dorea, she's furious because he outright kidnapped her in the Ministry, treats her with a familiarity he didn't earn - being her senior and lacking the slightest acquaintance with her beyond "headmaster-student" - and keeps her from doing much more pressing duties such as tending to her newborn twins.
  • Swords and other bladed weapons are designed to kill an opponent. In The Blood Stained Hero, Momo tests bladed weapons on Izuku and he informs her after each attack that she hit something vital and would kill anyone without regeneration. Momo gets exasperated and asks where a good spot to stab non-lethally is, then realizes that there isn't one. A human body is full of vital organs, and large arteries are in each limb, so getting stabbed anywhere is potentially lethal. Izuku, who hadn't actually thought of that, then admits bladed weapons are only good when your opponent can regenerate, you are skilled enough to intentionally miss vitals, or you want to kill someone.
  • In The Bloody Ashikabi, when Ivy Potter gets almost raped, her father James flips the shit out and announces he will go to the DMLE and ensure the rapists end up in Azkaban for what's left of their lifetimes. And no, Dumbledore, trying to placate him by deducting points and giving detentions isn't going to work. More darkly, this also pokes at the inconsistency of the low numbers in Hogwarts, revealing this is not the first time Dumbledore has ignored Purebloods raping Muggles or Half-Bloods - he justifies this by revealing the Wizarding World is on its last legs and every child born helps up its possibilities of survival, and he personally couldn't care any less whether the child came as a result of rape or not as long as everyone ends up Light.
  • Captains Crash:
    • The Wonderbolts try-outs have no species restriction on entry, because pegasi aren't the only potential flyers on Equus. In practice, the only non-pegasi who've ever gotten onto the team have been griffons and the rare self-levitation-capable unicorn, but they're not inherently opposed to technology — but Equestrian tech hasn't produced anything like Launchpad's steam-powered Curtiss JN-4.
    • After hearing Launchpad's explanation as to why he always crashes, Spitfire tells him that she can't take him as a Wonderbolts member, because whilst it's true that there are ghoulish individuals who do attend Wonderbolts shows in hopes of seeing nasty accidents, she loathes them and she's not going to feed their appetites. So, unless Launchpad trains himself out of the "crashing on purpose" mentality, she can't make a place for him on the team.
  • In the Worm and A Certain Scientific Railgun crossover Chaos Theory Misaka is fighting Accelerator, who has the ability to control the speed and direction of anything that touches him making him virtually immune to any form of attack. What does Misaka do? She uses her electric powers to over ionize the air so he can't breathe. He might be the strongest esper in Academy City, but he still needs air.
  • Christian Grey Vs Pepper Potts is written based on the premise of how situations from Fifty Shades of Grey would have gone if a woman aware of abuse and healthy BDSM was in Ana's place. Among them:
    • Pepper Potts is not impressed by Grey's attempts to stalk her or mail her a BDSM contract without her consent. She ends up appealing to Black Widow and Hawkeye for protection, to put an end to the stalking.
    • When She-Hulk is told about Christian trying to rope Pepper into said contract, the first thing she says is that such contracts aren't legally binding. When Christian mails her a copy of Tess of the d'Ubervilles and compares him to Alec and her to Tess, she notes that Alec was a horrible person and using him and Tess as a literary couple is not a good way to compare a real life relationship. When she wakes up in a hotel room after getting drunk and finds that Christian removed her clothes and won't tell her where they are, she freaks out and runs out of the hotel, telling Black Widow (who was searching for her outside) "Thank God. I think my client is a creeper."
    • Jane is appalled, instead of turned on, when Christian tries to finger her at his family's charity event.
    • On the flipside, while She-Hulk thinks that Christian is a sleezebag and very much supports Pepper filing charges against him, she still takes his case against Hawkeye and Black Widow because them attacking him in defense of Pepper, while understandable, was still illegal. This is followed by She-Hulk having to drop the case because Christian starts trying to force her into a romantic relationship with her, which makes business arrangements between them unethical.
    • The main reason that Christian Grey (a rich, perverted, idiotic lunatic) manages to escape the detection of every superhero and secret agent out to get him is because he's a rich, perverted, idiotic lunatic (and so has an entirely different mindset than the typical looking-to-Take Over the World super villain), and they are approaching the problem from the wrong direction. They discover this shortly before he manages to nearly attack (with intention to kill) the Black Widow (who is almost to term with her and Hawkeye's child, subverting the expected use of Pregnant Badass (she doesn't single-handedly kicks his ass, but is able to buy time for the Big Damn Heroes).
  • Citadel of the Heart:
    • Several Digimon that appear in the numerous Digimon fics within this continuity have their bios and various accomplishments in other media taken as face value facts and then amplified Up to Eleven, giving many species of Digimon a severe case of Adaptational Badass that they normally would never dream of having in the official media in the franchise. Some of the more noteworthy examples include:
      • Alphamon: It's Alpha inForce ability allows Alphamon to finish battles in what appears to be an instant, to the point most people only ever tend to see the finishing blow, and are unable to process just how many attacks Alphamon unleashed at once during the entirety of the battle. This leads to Lady Sigma, a particular Alphamon in the Series Fic, to fully curb-stomp many different opponents where most Digimon would otherwise have a normal fight again. However, Lady Sigma also possesses the ability to disable this ability; a fact that is important to realize since Lady Sigma is deliberately allowing her opponents to win as part of her manipulations and mind games she has in store for them.
      • Dexmon: It is described as lacking a Digicore. A Digicore, for all intents and purposes as described all across the franchise, is effectively a soul no different from how Sparks in the Transformers franchise function. As a result, Dexmon is soulless monstrosity who due to lacking a Digicore, is actually one of the very few if not only Digimon of it's evolutionary level to be incapable of damaging the OC Ultra Level Digimon Brondramon, Cobaldramon, and Jadedramon, as those three can only be damaged by opponents who possess a Digicore, and No-Sell everything else thrown at them by comparison. Normally this was a defensive mechanism against Non-Digimon opponents, something Dexmon is often cited as actually not being an actual Digimon due to lacking a Digicore, making it's name an In Name Only case for it being classified as a Digimon.
      • Dracomon, Examon, and the Greymon-species: Dracomon is believed to be the ancestor of the Dramon-species Digimon, with Examon being the final-most form of Dracomon. Neither of the two have the Dramon suffix in their name, however, but in spite of that, it is also worth noting that the Greymon-species are classified as a subspecies of Dramon-species Digimon. As a direct consequence of this screwball connection, the Dramon-species slaying weapons associated with WarGreymon, VictoryGreymon, and Omegamon-species Digimon are actually able to not only work on both Dracomon and Examon, but also the entirety of the Greymon-species as well. Indeed, the Dramon-species are even believed to share direct ancestry with the Greymon-species by virtue of AncientGreymon, a Time Abyss who predates many of the Dragon-Species Digimon and the father of all Flame Attribute Digimon.
      • Digivolution as a whole: According to sources such as Wikimon.net, prior and further forms are listed for a given Digimon based off of all of the confirmed cases of digivolution ongoing with that particular Digimon across the entirety of the franchise, and new entries are often added even for Digimon that have existed for a lengthy amount of time simply because a newer piece of media decided to make them digivolve into or from one another. As a direct result of this nature, the OC Digimon have evolution lines that are not strictly enforced by the numerous examples on Wikimon.net's sources, allowing the OC Digimon lines in the cast to have variety in their given forms otherwise not yet seen in the franchise as a whole. Lady Sigma, the above mentioned Alphamon, is a Time Abyss who started as a Dorumon in another version of the Digital World witnessed in Digimon World 4, and as a direct consequence of this, took on many different forms that would otherwise be unheard of for Dorumon, or otherwise have absolutely no real connection to Dorumon, such as HerculesKabuterimon X and Imperialdramon. While Lady Sigma gradually lost the ability to access some of these forms due to having adjusted herself to using her Alphamon form almost exclusively, she can and will change into one of her numerous accumulated forms if her Alphamon form had sustained immense damage, and needs to heal it by changing into a different form; something which in several different games in the franchise, especially Digimon Masters, has it so digivolution can fully revitalize HP simply by initiating it.
      • Gatomon and SaberLeomon: Gatomon's gloves are the result of it wielding SaberLeomon's data for the purpose of using them as weapons, forming it's clawed gloves as we know it. SaberLeomon's most noteworthy attack involving it's claws is Howling Crusher, which is described as "completely" destroying the target slashed to pieces. Gatomon, while only a Champion Level, is not to be underestimated as a result, as shown in an early chapter of Diary of an Analog, where a simple scratch from her is able to wound the face of a LoaderLiomon, whose entire head is designed for harvesting the sturdiest of Chrome Digizoid alloys. However, Gatomon had injured her hand in the process a bit, but otherwise shrugged it off, as even with possessing a chunk of SaberLeomon's power, she was much more adept with her Angewomon form's clearly non-Leomon-species abilities.
      • Gatomon's Holy Ring: Gatomon lost her Holy Ring in Chapter 11.5 temporarily, but this was altered from losing her powers altogether to simply losing access to her Holy-Species data, from which her Holy Ring is proof she is part of the Holy-Species Digimon. Applying this to her gloves, though, makes it so her SaberLeomon forged gloves are also proof she's also of the Beast-Species Digimon. Indeed, the Digimon Families of Virus Busters and Nature Spirits coincide with Holy-Species and Beast-Species Digimon respectively, from which Gatomon is a member of both groups. As a result of this, her Beast-Species Data takes over to replace her missing power from her Holy Ring, since even though her Holy Ring depowered her and weakened her a bit, her gloves being intact still allowed her a Loophole Abuse by her Beast-Species data keeping her strong. What happens is defeating the Unimon in Chapter 11.5 with her Beast-Species data serving as a backup power source for her Champion Level status, with Gatomon able to pounce onto Unimon, swipe off it's Control Ring with her claws, and as the freed Unimon leaves, reclaims her Holy Ring off of the ground and places it back on her tail.
  • For a theoretical first chapter of a odd crossover, Code Geass: Ashikabi of the Amour Oneshot has a fair bit of this.
    • As Sekirei in their home series have a bird motif, the oneshot runs with it. The two Sekirei who appear have a number of bird like traits, including the way they look at things and their bone structures are less dense than the mammalian humans. They also have warmer body temperatures than humans, like birds.
    • Their human-like appearance is mentioned to be as a result of their evolution, a third path betwen Mammal and Bird like ancestors. Lelouch mentally notes that this is not possible as mammals diverged from reptiles long before birds evolved, but does admit that alien species likely evolved differently.
    • The fact they look human enough, but have some differences to them, is enough to bother Lelouch a bit when he noticed it per the uncanny valley.
    • Nunnally's canonically enhanced hearing is noted to make it so Lelouch is unable to sleep with people in their residence, lest she hear it clearly. This also presumably extends to masturbation.
    • Minato Sahashi, while smart, was not recognized as such because of his issues with handling test stress and thus his ronin status. Thus he was beneath notice of Britannia's crackdown on Japanese Intellectuals.
  • Code Geass: Paladins of Voltron
    • Whenever Britannian Knightmares go up against the Lions (let alone Voltron) they're slaughtered in droves, be they Mooks or an Ace Pilot like Cornelia. Even a Knight of the Round piloting the Lancelot doesn't last much longer than anyone else. For all the advances the Britannians have made in Knightmare production, the Lion's are supernatural alien technology that, even in the hands of inexperienced teenagers, are leagues above even the most advanced Knightmare.
    • Lelouch has never won any game against Schneizel, in part because Schneizel is established as being both a better planner and better at adapting to changes than Lelouch was. When Lelouch has to go against Schneizel to rescue Nunnally, however, his elder brother gets trounced because Schneizel has no meaningful way of working around Voltron's power. There's also no way he could turn the paladins against Lelouch because the latter was completely honest about his past to his friends - he can't reveal Lelouch's secrets because the exiled prince already did that himself.
    • Coran notes that even if the castle was used to fix Nunnally's legs, she wouldn't just be able to walk on her own - she's been in a wheelchair for seven years, and would need a lot of physical therapy to build up the strength in her leg muscles before she could consider walking again.
  • Contact at Kobol:
    • Adar sends a small fleet to Valhalla to do some saber-rattling. The Tau'ri forces see warships of a nation that has declared their intent to annex them and had thrown a member of the first contact team in prison jump inside their outer defense perimeter and immediately interpret it as a hostile force.
    • While the Tau’ri have more advanced technology than the Twelve Colonies, the Colonials’ superior numbers make conflict between the two challenging at best, particularly when the Tau’ri don’t want to use their more devastating weapons against the Colonies to, for example, destroy their sun.
  • In Cycles Upon Cycles, Liara T'soni develops PTSD after seeing her entire archaeological team die. Furthermore, she's a scientist and archaeologist, not a soldier; as a result, she stays out of the fighting.
  • In Danny Phantom Vs American Dragon Jake Long: The Novelization, Sam Manson tries to give Jake Long the "If You Ever Do Anything To Hurt Him" speech because she doesn't trust him around Danny, but Jake isn't intimidated because there's not a lot she can do to physically hurt him, considering that she's a normal human while he's a dragon.
  • Deadly Nightshade explores a bit what would happen if a young criminal learned his bio-dad is filthy rich:
    • Harry immediately shoots Harley down when she asks him if he's happy at the prospect to inherit millions, because not only Harry is illegitimate, he's a villain. No self-respecting businessman is going to want someone of direspectable repute as heir.
    • Being a billionaire, Bruce Wayne probably had many paternity scares since a Gold Digger would enjoy pulling The Baby Trap on him. He's ready to care for Harry, but immediately agrees to a second DNA test to establish the kid really is his.
  • Regardless of your intentions, if you shoot a spell at someone (even a nonlethal one) who's just been in a fight to the death like Dumbledore does in Dealing With The Aftermath, they will react violently. Dumbledore firing a disarming spell at Bernardo after he and Xander had just killed several Death Eaters causes Xander to shoot him multiple times with a shotgun.
  • Months after being kidnapped by slavers and escaping in Deal with a Devil, Harry Potter and Sally-Anne Perks still have nightmares about them. It's even worse for Sally-Anne since Harry escaped himself whereas she was rescued and afterwards a bunch of wizards showed up and erased the memories of all the other children captured. Since Sally-Anne doesn't know they were Ministry workers maintaining the Statute of Secrecy, she spends months fearing they'll suddenly find her and erase her memories too. As a result, she's developed a severe anxiety disorder.
  • When Ryoga attacks Ranma in the middle of the night in The Demon's Contract, Nabiki calls the police about a burglar who broke into her home.
  • In The Demon Who Lived, Hermione's parents are very uncomfortable to learn she's both bisexual and a polygamist. Even setting aside her physical age, they live in late 1980s England where homosexuality is still stigmatized and polgamy is illegal.
  • In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake story The Devil in the Details, Buffy Summers points out to Anita Blake that the U.S. is not a land of feudal lords and that this is not the Middle Ages. The so-called "master of the city" has absolutely no legal authority at all, and that when he uses his thugs to force people to come to him, he's guilty of ordering kidnapping. Similarly, she points out that the US Constitution legally allows anyone to live anywhere, and the Master of the City has no authority to forbid anyone from living where they want. And when he orders Anita to bring Buffy to his presence, Buffy calls the cops and has Anita Blake arrested.
  • In The Difference One Man Can Make:
    • Alliser Thorne is shot down by Lord Commander Jeor Mormont when he counsels for war with the Norfolk. The Night's Watch is less than a thousand men strong with bad equipment while the Norfolk is around twenty thousand at least with brand-new steel weapons and a leader actively using witchcraft to cull the enemy. No matter how much you squint, it would be a slaughter for the Watch.
    • When Ned Stark learns the new King-Beyond-the-Wall focuses on making his people strong and more civilized, he waits to see if it would lead to an invasion. Otherwise, a more prosperous Free Folk means less raiding and pillaging in the North, which benefits everyone.
    • Stannis flat-out condemns his royal brother's desire to add the Norfolk to the Seven Kingdoms as foolish. No lord or landed knight would accept to leave their warm castles to go beyond the Wall, fighting bloodthirsty barbarians only because their king is bored. Also, as Jon Arryn points it, where are they supposed to find the money for the campaign since the realm in already indebted?
    • As the Norfolk start to trade with the Seven Kingdoms, their main exportation is really cheap, really abundant foodstuffs. The Reach's economy plummets because they cannot sell as much as they used to the smallfolk.
  • In the Doctor In The Underworld series, even after Erika regains her memories of Reinette, she recognises that she doesn’t have any applicable skills that would allow her to survive on her own in the present day, reinforcing her decision to travel with the Doctor.
  • In Dragon Knight, fights aren't long drawn-out affairs nor do the fighters have a Dirt Forcefield. When Xander fights six different men (one at a time) aiming to ambush him, each fight is over in seconds and by the end he's basically covered head to toe in blood.
    • A young dragon like Xander is rather vulnerable on the ground because they aren't very maneuverable and they can only turn their neck enough for their fire breath to hit roughly 200 degrees around them, leaving 160 degrees they can't attack. On separate occasions, Xander is chased off by a pack of wolves and kicked repeatedly by a heard of donkeys while stuck on the ground. Furthermore, flying requires either a hill large enough that he can flap his wings without them hitting the ground or running into the wind so he can jump.
    • While he tries to be a Front Line General, Xander is usually stuck dealing with logistics and issuing orders to his men, leaving them to do the fighting.
    • After returning to Earth with his family, Xander's wife and son (along with Anya) have to get full medical check-ups and immunizations along with cover identities due to being from a different world.
    • As badass as his dragon form is, Xander knows full well he's no match for military vehicles, which are faster, tougher, and hit harder from a greater range.
    • When negotiating/blackmailing/threatening the US Army over Adam, Giles calmly explains that despite the threat to destroy California, that's something that will only occur if the official he's meeting attempts anything against him. If they don't agree to the Scoobies terms, Giles will simply return to his hotel room to review their requests and come back to negotiate some more as necessary. Actual violence is a last resort.
  • Earth's Alien History:
    • The Klingons' focus on martial skills over anything else and a refusal to accept equal allies leaves them falling further and further behind the rapid developments of the Terran Treaty Organization and the other blocs. Their attempt to counter this is to basically just increase military buildup even more, to the exclusion of all else, which only results in crippling every other portion of their culture and cause extreme tensions among their social classes.
    • When the Enterprise away teams from the Prime and Mirror Universes switch places, the totally different worldviews of their respective realities mean that everyone almost immediately picks up on what's happened.
    • Also on the subject of the Mirror Universe, the Terran Empire's very nature turns out to bite it in several ways — its institutionalized Might Makes Right attitude encouraging backstabbing means that their entire command structure is inherently unstable, and despite the technological boost from the time-and-reality displaced Defiant, it's behind TeTO in a few ways because of its refusal to incorporate alien technologies.
  • In Echoes of Yesterday, Kara physically intimidates Sophia, the bully who shoved Taylor into a locker. Unfortunately Taylor later warns that, satisfactory as putting bullies in their place may be, Kara can technically be charged with assault, so Taylor advices her new protector to lay low for a while.
  • Wardes fiddling with the Staff of Destruction in Emperor of Zero in an attempt to understand how it works sets the weapon off. As a result, he's badly burned from the backblast and the airship he was on is heavily damaged and forced to land.
  • Equestria Girls: A Fairly Odd Friendship:
    • The bullying Timmy endures inevitably gives him trust issues. When Sunset comes over, he initially thinks she'll be a mean bully like Vicky.
    • When Timmy learns the real reason why the Rainbooms came into his life, he is seriously pissed off to know that they spied on him and only got to know him for a mission. While the readers know the Rainbooms came to care about him, his aforementioned trust issues make him unable to be around them.
    • When Principal Waxeplax learns that Crocker went on a fairy hunting mission to Canterlot, she threatens him with suspension if he tries one more stunt. When his safety seminar is revealed to be one more scheme, Waxelplax furiously suspends him and demotes him to a janitorial position.
    • Timmy tries picking a fight with the popular kids' bodyguard. He gets his butt kicked in under a second.
    Timmy: What went wrong?
    Timmy: But I've had training from Gilda and Aria.
    Cosmo: But they're your teachers. They're supposed to go easy on you. And you've only been training for a week or so.

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  • In Fairy May Cry, during the fight between Gray and Ultear, the latter starts using Ice-Make magic when Gray finds a way to bypass her Arc of Time in an attempt to gain the upper hand... and fails miserably. As Gray himself points out, she's relied almost exclusively on her Time Master powers for ages, whereas he's had well over a decade of practice with his magic skills, giving him the clear upper hand. In short, having another magic does not automatically give you the skill to use it effectively, especially against much more experienced practitioners.
  • Fate: Gamer Night:
    • Shirou's gamer status along with a blessing from Lilith functionally turns him into a Sex God but it also leaves his lovers feeling extremely insecure that they're unable to satisfy him.
      • Their insecurity is further compounded by Shirou being a much better fighter than either of them and improving far faster than they can, leaving Saeko and Taiga worrying that they won't be able to stand by his side as warriors or as women.
    • Even though both of Shirou's girlfriends are fine with sharing him with each other, they still can't go on dates as he's barely a teenager and the younger of them is nearly a decade his senior.
  • Stabler's tendency to act like a Cowboy Cop comes back to bite him in Father Goose and the Black Knight when he and Benson interrogate Xander under suspicion he's responsible for some mutilated young women. They find out afterwards that Xander's office has high quality security cameras when they're sent pictures of Stabler clearly assaulting him with a warning not to try it again or charges will be pressed. Furthermore, as Benson and Stabler are on a temporary assignment to Cleveland, their superior and the ADA aren't willing to cover for their illegal actions taken on a gut feeling. When Stabler brings up that they could arrest Xander for possession of a concealed weapon due to the fact his cane breaks off to a sharpened point, the ADA responds that she could but isn't willing to prosecute a crippled man for having a sharpened stick.
  • In First Knight, Xander makes clear that the poison in the lobster does not have a Magic Antidote when the group goes back in time to a fancy dinner where everyone dies. As a result, he can't cure the alternate Xander and Faith they run in to as antidotes have to be calculated based on weight and metabolism. Xander carries his own antidote dosage to that particular poison in case of emergencies but he has no idea how to calculate for a Slayer.
  • The Floating Castle becomes a massive case of Reality Ensues for the residents of Aincrad after the castle is summoned to Halkagenia by Louise as suddenly, they're no longer in a videogame but the real world. Monsters no longer stay in their designated floors, avoid safe zones, or use set attack patterns. Getting hurt means actual injuries that can take weeks to heal (assuming you don't die before receiving medical attention) and death means someone has to take care of the resulting corpse. Lastly, the players no longer have inventories to hold all their supplies and shops are limited to what's actually present, which results in the players quickly running low on supplies.
  • In For the Love of a Memory, the stoic, blunt super soldier Master Chief is given the snarky, bitter, egotistical Church as an AI. The end result is that the two absolutely hate each other and have problems working together because of their wildly different personalities.
  • In A Ghost of a Titan, even though Danny turning them intangible prevented any injuries after Robin's disk exploded, both Danny and Raven are left blind and deaf for several seconds from the explosion regardless.
  • Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters does this with a lot:
    • The story is not shy about showing that War Is Hell, leaving the Guardians and the Rebellion with heavy emotional scars from the fighting. Also, unlike the Bloodless Carnage of the show, it's made perfectly clear that people on both sides have died.
    • There's no such thing as Black-and-White Morality in war, with the story making it clear fairly quickly that there are good and bad people on both sides.
    • Phobos' Bad Boss tendencies end up turning his entire court against him. Even those not actively plotting against him are still distancing themselves, focusing as much on protecting the commoners from his cruelty as they are on fighting the Rebellion.
    • As Viscount Servantis reveals in Chapter 13, during her reign Queen Weira did something unheard of — she gave some commoners, some village chiefs and mayors, rule over the others. It wasn't an overly complicated idea; just give the commoners an authority of their own in order to make them feel empowered and take some responsibilities from the nobles, an intermediary between them and the smallfolk. Servantis even admits that it wasn't that bad an idea in principle, but then goes on to explain that suddenly being given all that power corrupted some of the selected leaders, leading to them staging a small revolution and killing some nobles before being put down. Afterwards, the smallfolk blamed the nobles just for defending themselves, which only heightened tensions more.
    • After fleeing from her calling out, Elyon has to stop several times on her way back to the capital, both from the simple fact that she only recently developed her flying abilities and has some trouble maintaining control, as well as having only a vague idea of where she has to go.
    • Phobos agrees to let Elyon see her imprisoned adoptive parents in part because he's confident that he can just put a spell on them so they say whatever he wants them to.
    • Jade encounters a soldier she attacked when sneaking into Torus Finley, and the PTSD from it, and well as injuries that weren't treated as well as she thought, have left him a shell of his former self.
  • Halloween Unspectacular: Starting with the fifth edition, E350 opens each year by doing a big musical number in his house. However, the ninth edition shows that his neighbors have been less than thrilled with this, and he finds himself facing eviction due to noise complaints.
    • The ninth edition also invokes this with the reveal of the Stranger's true identity: in the first Myth Arc, the Bus Driver was a joke character whose whole gag was that he kept losing his jobs because of the main characters' antics. As we find out here, this eventually resulted in him being unable to get any work, leading to him losing his house and his wife leaving him.
  • Harry Potter And The Alien Reality;
    • Harry can’t use Reparo or equivalent charms to fix a damaged DHD because he needs to have a clear idea of how the device should be normally to fix it, and the DHD is too complicated for him to understand.
    • Kinsey tries to argue that SG-1’s track record against the Goa’uld suggests that they don’t need more technology when they already survived a battle on an enemy stronghold like Chulak, but Daniel and Sam counter that they only won that fight with the element of surprise, which they won’t have now that the Goa’uld know what to expect from Earth.
    • While Maybourne expresses interest on behalf of the NID in analysing the Killing Curse with the hope of recreating it, Harry counters that the curse is difficult to perform even if he was willing to use it for repeated tests. Harry also observes that the nature of the Goa’uld means that it’s uncertain if the Imperius or Cruciatus Curse would have any effect on the Goa’uld themselves or just end up torturing or controlling the host while leaving the symbiote unaffected, hence why Sam’s tests have focused on more standard curses such as Alohamora.
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy/Harry Potter Fusion Fic Harry Potter and the Dark Knight deconstructs a certain Harry Potter Fandom-Specific Plot:
    The Joker seemed satisfied, "NOW!" he clapped his hands together. "Where's ole little Griphook?"
    The tiny goblin stepped forward reluctantly, not pleased at all that "Harry" had remembered him.
  • In the third chapter of Harry Potter and the Endless Nights, Harry (who was taken in by the Hellsing Organization and raised as both Walter's grandson and successor as vampire hunter) was captured by Aurors while on his first solo mission. The Ministry justifies this, claiming that due to the "circumstances" (Hellsing is a Muggle organization), they thought sending Aurors was necessary in order to reintroduce Harry to the Wizarding World. Harry points out that they could have just sent him his Hogwarts letter instead of chasing him like a criminal. Minster Fudge finds himself speechless and embarrassed.
    • Due to the mentioned abduction, 12-year-old Integra is very reluctant to take the words of Dumbledore at face value, not to mention depriving her of her butler. She relents only on the condition that no other attempts are to be made like that again, and that Harry's personal magical tutor accompany him to Hogwarts as well.
  • Harry Potter and the Lack of Lamb Sauce has Gordon Ramsay suggest postponing all future visits to Hogsmeade after the incident with Katie Bell in 6th year, since there is the risk of the students being in danger outside of the castle. Naturally, his decision is considered controversial by both teachers and the students, who look forward to going to the village. Dumbledore concedes that Ramsay is right, as the staff was put in charge of the students' safety and must be able to do that. After the ban is put into place, Ramsay goes from being a favorite teacher (because of his patient attitude towards students in Potions compared to Snape) to being treated coldly by the majority of the student body, with exceptions such as Hermione, who still treats him with the same respect as she did before. Even Harry finds it hard to like the man that much for taking away Hogsmeade visits, even if Ramsay meant well by his actions.
    • No matter how sympathetic her reasoningnote , when it's revealed Arjuna cheated during the Magic Chef competition, she's kicked out of the competition and receives no sympathy from the vast majority of the school. Though some of it is a combination of Tall Poppy Syndrome and the fact her reason for cheating had simple solutions many felt she should have seennote .
    • As it turned out, despite being a very talented Potioneer and cook, Ramsay isn't a Badass Teacher when it comes to fighting, as Harry discovers. Unlike other teachers in Hogwarts, who all seem to be master duellists, Ramsay really is just a talented potioneer, attitude and likeable traits be damned.
  • Harry Potter of Baker Street has Harry being sent to live with his cousin, Sherlock Holmes at the age of four. Naturally, Sherlock knows nothing about being a parent and John has to remind him that Harry will replicate the older man's behavior.
    • There Are No Therapists is averted, John insists that Harry be taken to a child therapist to deal with the psychological damage left behind by the Dursleys.
    • Mycroft gets a marriage certificate for Sherlock and John. As a result, John is forced to keep his affairs with other women a secret and for brief periods of time.
    • The only reason Sherlock and John are able to see Magical Britain is because of the talismans they are required to wear, since Sherlock is not a descendant of wizards.
  • When Harry Potter winds up in the Star Wars galaxy in Havoc Side of the Force, he doesn't understand a word of (almost) any language used, and becomes a smuggler to support himself as he has no knowledge, money, or identification that could help him. Later, Harry tries firing spells at a pirate ship attacking his ship, and he misses horribly until R2-D2 helps him since in space, he has no way of judging relative velocity, size, or distance.
  • During the Halloween spell in The Hell-er-Nator: Chaos Machine, things are far more serious than the actual Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode. The titular Terminator, pirates, and others cause easily dozens of murders, rapes, and arsons. Children are forced to become soldiers or die horribly. And while the police are doing what they can, there's so much chaos, a detective remarks that soon they'll be down to half a car and a dog for each crisis (then notes that they don't even have enough manpower for that).
  • Hell's Boiling Point:
    • Luz never went to Reality Check, the summer camp her mother signed her up for, as happened in canon. However, when a girl who is supposed to be there doesn't show up, the staff at the camp would of course call Ms. Noceda to inform her, although they thought she knew already and were asking if she wanted a refund, and this kicks off the plot and brings Hellboy into the fold.
    • Camilia is exactly as angry as you think she would be once she finds out that Luz wasn't kidnapped.
  • In Helluva Deal, Lila Rossi gets undeniable proof that Hell exists after she and Marinette are kidnapped by demons. After the two of them are safely returned to Earth, Lila preforms a Heel–Face Turn because since she now knows Hell exists, she knows that she'll inevitably end up there if she doesn't change her ways.
  • Heroes Never Die It's Hero Time:
    • Due to having no knowledge of Aliens or the Omnitrix and knowing that Izuku is Quirkless, All Might knowing that only All for One and One for All can grant new power to someone, albeit in different manners, suspects that Izuku got his powers from All for One. However, as he realizes Izuku's sincerity in being a hero he comes to believe that Izuku's father made this bargain with Izuku being none the wiser.
    • Instead of jumping into the fray to help Gang Orca fight against the Nomu, Izuku freezes in surprise upon realizing that more Nomu actually exist.
    • Not being human allows for SixSix to be immune to Stain's quirk, something that not only took the latter off guard but burned his tongue when he consumed the former's blood.
    • SixSix's hyper-focus in acquiring the Omnitrix, combined with knowing Tetrax sought it as well, has caused Shouto to want answers. This also has affected his response to Nezu's fabricated evidence of SixSix being an assassin from another country hired by the League of Villains. While he does believe it, his body language conveys that he still wants answers as to why Tetrax and SixSix sought Izuku's 'support item.'
    • Like in My Hero Academia canon Chief Kenji Tsuragamae points out that the students could get in legal trouble if the truth about the Stain fight came out. However, as Nezu points out technically only three of them broke the law as Izuku received official permission for combat from Gang Orca when the Nomu attacked, fought Quirkless against Stain, and was actively defending himself due to being targeted by SixSix. Thus Tsuragamae declares that credit could be passed on to Endeavor or Izuku can officially claim credit for defeating the Hero Killer. And when Izuku declined the offer, Shouto, Ochaco, and Tenya went behind his back and ensured he publicly received credit, earning him a fan club, and the admiration (ex: Kirishima) and/or jealously (ex: Bakugou) of his classmates.
    • Due to believing that SixSix is an international assassin, Tsuragamae covers up his existence as the League of Villains having the resources to possibly hire an assassin to kill an up and coming hero from U.A. would cause a massive panic.
    • Due to All Might's drive to become the Symbol of Peace to save everyone, neither Nezu nor Gran Torino informed him about aliens existing as they felt he would put even more pressure on himself to become the symbol of peace for the Galaxy.
    • While Inko was excited by Hiashi returning after his long absence, Izuku didn't recognize him until his father spelled it out for him.
  • In Here be Dragons the protagonist's mostly civilian crew tries to play Big Damn Heroes against an enemy powerful enough to capture two Jedi... and swiftly get their arses kicked, needing The Cavalry to save them in turn.
  • As shown in A Horse for the Force, if you try to change your planet's hat in a drastic way, such as from Proud Warrior Race Guy to Actual Pacifist, you're going to make a lot of enemies. Even those who don't want to be a Psycho for Hire like the Death Watch was are proud of their heritage and see attempts to change their way of life as spitting on their traditions. Later chapters show the "New Mandalorians" were never a majority but simply the largest faction (roughly a third); once another faction appeared that appealed to the remaining Mandalorians, they quickly realized they'd be removed from power one way or another.
    • Biochemical barriers are very much a factor in Ranma's life as well. He couldn't train with a race known for their grappling because the planet's atmosphere had too high a sulfur content and the entire race is too claustrophobic to spend time in a spacesuit offworld. Likewise, while there are a number of different alien species capable of crossbreeding, including ones who can do so with humans, the vast majority of sophonts in the universe can't have hybrid offspring. In particular, Togrutans aren't one of the human-compatible ones, and Shaak-Ti thusly feels obligated to tell Ranma this so they can decide if that is or isn't a deal-breaker in their relationship.
    • A Duros gangster tries to fight Bo-Katan with a lightsaber after injecting himself with a load of combat drugs. He loses almost instantly as she's a highly trained Mandalorian while he's a drug addict flailing around randomly.
  • In the mature-rated adult fic How I Learned To Love the Wild Horse, WOOHP is fully aware of the activities of the Nerima Wrecking Crew but not aware of their true nature as a bunch of hormonally-overcharged teenagers who practice Supernatural Martial Arts. As such, WOOHP believes them to be either a group of supervillains or possibly a terrorist organization from the massive amounts of property damage they're responsible for.
    • Initially, WOOHP believes Ranma Saotome to somehow be the mastermind behind the Nerima Wrecking Crew, and has him staked out as a supervillain. It turns out that this was actually faked for him by a missing WOOHP agent, Brittany, who wanted to get Ranma out of his toxic environment (and also recruit him to teach Anything Goes to WOOHP agents), but felt that they wouldn't give Ranma the proper scrutiny against his being chased down by the rest of the Wrecking Crew if they just put him in witness protection. Unfortunately, as expected, this backfires and leads to Ranma invadvertently breaking The Masquerade both about Supernatural Martial Arts and the existence of WOOHP to a trio of local bullies, whom he mistakes for his intended agents.
    • When WOOHP learns more about the individual members of the Nerima Wrecking Crew, they are horrified and disgusted by them. They come down particularly hard on Ryoga, classifying him as a borderline terrorist over Ranma's protests because A: he knows the Bakusai Tenketsu, which effectively makes him a suicide bomber who can walk away from it; B: he is quite indiscriminately destructive when in combat; and C: he is clearly incredibly ruthless when motivated, since he made what was in practice a concentrated murder attempt on Ranma after learning the Bakusai Tenketsu. That the technique turned out to not actually be a Fist of the North Star style "Blow People Up" Pressure Points attack doesn't negate that Ryoga thought that it was—and tried to use it.
    • Why did Genma Saotome, a man of notoriously little scruples, never use the Umisenken to become wealthy? It turns out that, because the technique is based on a combination of moving too fast for the human eye to perceive and blocking an opponent's ability to sense Battle Aura, it has no effect on purely mechanical sensors such as cameras.
  • In How It Happens, Reborn picks Harry over Lambo as Tsuna's Lightning Guardian because a teenager is much more able to protect himself than a five-year-old boy. Also, Harry has a pleasant disposition which doesn't grate as much as Lambo's pushy and bratty behaviour.
  • When captured by CT and his Insurrectionists in I Against I, Me Against You, Rarity tries the same trick she used against the diamond dogs in A Dog and Pony Show. It doesn't end well for Captain Eberle. Turns out attempting to intentionally annoy your captor isn't such a good idea when said captor is a delusional psychopath.
  • Happens rather often in I Have Vacation Days?, which is rather interesting given its status as a love letter of sorts to action anime, Roosterteeth, and Team Four Star. Turns out that dropping a normal human into a new world transformed into a vampire lord notorious in his source material for being a bloodthirsty monster with an already existing stock of familiars will drive him crazy and make him lose his sense of self for a while.
    • Equestria on the surface looks like an idyllic paradise where everybody largely gets along save for disagreements quickly resolved. Then the Night Shift organization is introduced. A clandestine organization that answers to no one but Princess Luna, doesn't officially exist, and is dismissed by even Princess Celestia as conspiracy theory. Its agents live among the people in plain sight, are the absolute elite of Equestria's military forces, and are above the law, allowing them to complete their missions by any means necessary, which primarily consist of monitoring and eliminating enemies of the state both domestic and foreign. Said agents are all trained assassins and torturers recruited from all walks of life, and those who learn of the organization's existence without being on a very short list of approved people are swiftly silenced. They've influenced entire political climates via covert assassinations to protect Equestria's interests.
    • The most recent chapter hits hard with this trope. Turns out that being the student of the ruler, a national hero, one of the foremost authorities on spellcraft, and a member of the royal family does not grant immunity from the law. As Twilight discovered the hard way when she was tried and exiled for her prolific practice of necromancy. As Facet himself stated, Twilight may be a benevolent hero, but her known history of using violence and intimidation to get her way has caused those outside her inner circle to rightly fear her. Facet himself calls her a ticking time bomb at best.
  • Roxas' Organization Cloak in I'm Nobody magically protects most of his body, and while the hood does protect most of the head, it doesn't protect the face. While in a snowy environment, some snow and frost are able to make it into the hood, and icicles manage to form on Roxas' hair as a result.
  • Imprint
    • The Indominus Rex is stated to be fully grown in only three years. Given that she'll be bigger than the T-Rex, who took over a decade to grow, there's a lot of concern about how healthy that rate of growth is. Said growth rate also results in her eating massive amounts of food (at three months, she eats more than twice her body weight daily).
    • Despite having the raptor pack's respect as their alpha, they once tried to attack Owen when they were five months old, which led to him never being able to enter their pen again. Claire has to rely on Owen for his insight in how best to handle her relationship with 'Sarah' (as she calls the Indominus), such as showing authority without relying on her currently greater strength as that would set a more negative example for when Sarah becomes larger than Claire. When Claire asks about how she can show respect to Sarah the Indominus (as Owen insists training animals is all about mutual respect), Owen tells her to always remember that Sarah can easily kill her the moment she decides to, much like his raptors.
    • Because the Indominus imprinted on Claire, she's too busy looking after the hybrid to do her job as the Operations Manager and someone else has to be hired to fill in until Sarah is big enough to have her own paddock.
    • After JARVIS blocks the hidden cameras in Claire's apartment, Hoskins and Dr. Wu push for more interaction between the Indominus and Owen's raptors rather than try to install new cameras.
  • The Infinite Loops has several:
    • Hurricane Billy is the logical end result of having someone so monumentally stupid and illogical start looping. At least with someone like Mandy, there would have been some kind of method to whatever madness she cooked up. For Billy, he doesn't need to plan anything — he just acts and whatever he does will inevitably crash the loop.
    • Nigel permanently broke up with Lizzie after his baseline revealed she was a GKND operative who was only dating him to evaluate his loyalty to the KND. As terrible a boyfriend he was, at least his feelings for her were genuine.
    • Nigel waited until Rachel started looping to pursue a relationship with her, knowing it was inevitable with their baseline close friendship. Why? As Abby put it, it's so he wouldn't have to play out 50 First Dates with her.
    • Similar to Nigel above, Cree's crush/pseudo-relationship with Maurice died after she found out that he was a TND spy in baseline.
    • While Awakening in your home universe is disorienting, it's not the worst, as you are in a world you know and there are (most likely) people you are friendly with from that world. However, if you are in a fused loop, it is much harder to adapt as your memories are basically scrambled, you are in an unfamilair world and you have no idea what is going on. Loopers who Awaken this way are prone to a Freakout or an Identity Crisis.
    • Anchors are required to be stable in order to keep their loops running. This does not mean every main character is the Anchor. Squidward, Leah Clearwater and Skips all serve as Anchors despite not being the main character.
    • Similarly to Nigel and Cree, Duncan has lost any kind of feelings for Courtney after the way she treated him in baseline.
    • Just because you Awaken and become a looper, does not mean that everyone will be okay with you, or forgive you for your actions in Baseline. Loopers such as Gendo Ikari learnt this the hard way as even once he starts looping, it doesn't stop loopers from continuing to torment him.
    • Stealth Looping villains tend to have a harder time staying hidden for one major reason: when they act like their Baseline selves, the other loopers think they might still be the danger they were in Baseline and kill them in order to prevent anything bad happening. Grodus learned this the hard way.
    • While thankfully rare, Culture Clash between loopers has happened due to the differences between all the worlds that are in loops. What's okay in one loop might not be in another.
    • Mental issues in the loops do not just go away once the looper starts looping. Looping has actually been known to make them worse, with a notable example being Legends Spyro.
  • In Influenced Out of Normality, Buffy tries to become Homecoming Queen to get back at Cordelia who forgot to tell her it was picture day (despite what Buffy thinks, Cordelia honestly forgot). She fails miserably as her three days of campaigning was nowhere near enough to overcome Cordelia knowing most of the students for years. Furthermore, because Buffy doesn't really interact with anyone but the Scoobies, most students simply think of her as that weird girl who burned down the gym at her last school.
  • In In Stark Contrast, Xander uses a wrist mounted railgun he made in an attempt to stake Spike and Drusilla. While he dusts Spike, Drusilla survives and Buffy (who was using Drusilla as a hostage/human shield) gets a hole in her collar bone from over-penetration.
  • The Institute Saga: When Israel accepts New Krypton's offer to move all of their cities to Venus, the space they leave behind is filled with fertile land. As predicted by one character, the surrounding countries that once supported Palestine (which has laid claim to the former Israel) soon invade to take control of the now incredibly important land.
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For:
    • Shortly after Ahsoka leaves the Jedi Order, she's almost captured by a group of bounty hunters. There's a standing bounty on all Jedi, especially ones like Ahsoka who've been particularly problematic for the Seperatists, and she has none of the resources she once enjoyed as a Jedi. It's only the fact Harry's sitting a couple seats down that saves her life, though her entering that particular bar is implied to be the will of the Force.
    • After Harry accidentally reawakens Magic (which had previously only been accessible as the Force), Palpatine takes to practicing every skill his spies have heard of Harry using. Unfortunately for him, apparating without much knowledge of how to do it results in him losing a chunk of his leg.
    • Harry's incredibly distinctive ship with it's Gryffindor paint job becomes a massive liability after a 100 million credit bounty is put on his head. One of Harry's contacts outright states that quite literally every bounty hunter, criminal organization, and two-bit thug is gunning for him now and he's flying around in one of the most easily recognized ships in the galaxy. As a result, Harry's forced to temporarily abandon it in the middle of nowhere and use a different, more inconspicuous ship.
    • Harry's insanely large bounty (which balloons to half a billion) causes gang wars among various criminal organizations wanting to claim it, with Palpatine noting it's a minor miracle the Hutts haven't yet declared war on the Black Sun.
  • For some time in Itachi, Is That A Baby?, Harry Potter has trouble adjusting to his new vision after replacing one of his implanted Byakugan with a Sharingan. Before he simply had 360 degree x-ray vision and could perfectly for roughly two miles; now he still has that (though half the range) in one eye and another that sees a few seconds into the future. For the first couple months, he has to keep one eye shut just to keep from walking into things.
    • After a group of freshly graduated aurors kill several foreign would-be terrorists at the Quidditch World Cup, some politicians try to make a fuss about it, only to back down when it's pointed out they'd have to go on the record as stating that it's acceptable to attack civilians at an international sporting event.
    • Fleur's furious rant after coming second place in a Task, despite nearly dying several times while trying to save time, comes to an end when her flames consume so much oxygen around her that she passes out.
  • Izu-Ju, a My Hero Academia and Ben 10 crossover, has this.
    • The entrance exam points for U.A isn't utterly strict in how you pass. 30 points may be the general point for passing, but if you score well enough on the written exam you can get in with 25 points. In reverse if you don't do well on the written exam you need to earn more points in the practical to get in, which is where a lot of applicants trip up.
    • You will fail the entrance exam if you hurt a fellow applicant, even unintentionally, and don't express remorse for it.
    • Aizawa won't do the quirk assessment test in the rain, and can forget that he could just use a gym instead.
    • Having an Omnitrix means that Izuku is still a scrawny weakling like he was in the early parts of canon, as the Omnitrix does not require him to have fitness. Those around him offer the point that he should work on that at some point. This isn't a complaint just aimed at him, as other students like Jiro also need to work on their physical training at this point in the story.
    • All Might doesn't need a teaching degree due to the specific stuff he's teaching not being part of a core curriculum: however the other teachers do require teaching degrees for subjects like math and english.
    • Many pro heroes are given honorary degrees as rewards for their heroisms, and All Might is in fact several times over a doctor. However it is a hero custom to not go around calling yourself a doctor unless you earn the degree in school, such as 'Doctor Present Mic'.
    • All Might has told the staff of U.A about All for One, mostly because they would panic if he didn't assure them that a villain who could injure him that badly was dead (Fans know that All for One isn't dead, but All Might doesn't know it.)
  • Kyosuke recognizes Sayaka as a magical girl almost immediately when she makes her debut in Justice Society of Japan, due to the fact fact that she not only ducked out of a concert right before all the superhero stuff went down, but she's not even wearing a mask.
  • J-WITCH Season 1:
    • After the Guardians discover the inversion point in Cedric's bookstore, Captain Black decides to investigate. It isn't long before he discovers that "Rick Hoffman" (Cedric's alias on Earth) didn't exist prior to the store's opening, as there's no records of any kind with that name attached to them anywhere.
    • Similarly, after surveillance of Cedric's shop leads them to learning that Elyon is the lost princess, Section 13 is able to confirm this by doing similar background checks and finding that her "parents" didn't exist 12 years prior, and that her birth certificate has been forged.
    • Elyon believing that her friends just turned evil out of the blue like in canon was unrealistic, so the author has Phobos make it out to Elyon that the Heart is brainwashing them into thinking that they're heroes while they're really being corrupted.
    • When Jade becomes the first Guardian of Shadows, she's at first — contrary to what would have been expected from her — unenthusiastic about it due to her recent second stint as the Queen of the Shadowkhan. She says that if she'd gained some other element, she wouldn't be so unsure about this change.
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  • Kimi No Na Iowa:
    • A middle-of-nowhere small town with population barely a percentage point of a percentage point of the country's total population just isn't going to be missed by the nation as a whole, whatever the characters' angst about this neglect, and no one's in a hurry to throw money at trying to avoid a repeat of the extremely rare disaster that claimed it.
    • The difficulty conventional forces have with abyssals is at least partially due to normal antiship weapons not being meant to target human-sized objects whose Super Toughness demands a direct hit rather than being able to let the Splash Damage of the shockwave and shrapnel do the work.
    • At the point of her first convoy escort mission, Ayaka has been a trained shipgirl less than two months and has no prior conditioning from martial arts or other full contact sports either, much less real life-or-death combat. She takes suffering what would have been a serious wound for a normal human quite badly as her new nature hasn't completely overridden her once-human instinctual reactions. Hammann also disdainfully points out that Natural Borns like her have difficulty powering through damage that a Summoned/Manifested shipgirl would just ignore.
    • Averting Rock Beats Laser, Filipino guerrillas are straight up not having a good time because unlike normal human invaders, even the weakest abyssal PT Imp is Immune to Bullets and retaliates with tree-felling heavy weapons, the abyssals have numbers to spare against anything that does somehow work, and they have no civilian populace to get squeamish over losses or constrain their rules of engagement to anything less than Kill 'Em All.
    • Willie D being The Millstone is not Played for Laughs, but instead has led to her becoming The Friend Nobody Likes. Furthermore, she knows she's a burden who brings harm to her comrades, and the guilt has led to her developing suicidal ideation.
    • An Inhumanly Beautiful Race might captivate and fascinate most people, but provokes Uncanny Valley reactions in others.
    • Averting A Man Is Always Eager, Uileag may be a healthy heterosexual man, but he is very understandably concerned about Ayaka's burgeoning hypersexuality, as any person would realistically be when your hitherto embarrassed-about-intercourse partner turns out to be an Insatiable Newlywed who starts Making Love in All the Wrong Places.
  • In Know Thyself, Harry was never given sweets when he was with the Durselys and the sugar cane plant is all-but extinct in the Real World, so when he tries tea provided by Dumbledore, he is disgusted by how sweet it is.
  • In Left Behind, unlike other fics where the class from Miraculous Ladybug goes to Gotham on a trip, Alya’s parents refused to let her go. They know how she is like putting herself in danger to get footage for the Ladyblog and don’t trust her not to do so in one of the most infamous crime ridden cities in the world.
  • The Legend Of Fodlan:
    • Byleth discusses with the local Glass Cannon Lysithea about how mastering either physical or magical attacks can be prefferable to having a good grasp on both, as it can easily lead one to become the Master of None.
    • Despite having Byleth on their side, the Golden Deer House ends up losing the mock battle for several reasons:
      • Even though their teacher's strategy was good, the group was hardly in sync, which leads some of their members to be dispatched quickly by their more organized opponents. No matter how great of a tactician she might have been, her tactics can turn potentially moot if the group's foundation are fragile.
      • Both the Black Eagles and Blue Lions had healers on their side, while the Golden Deers didn't. As a result, while Byleth would normally defeat Dimitri with her skill, the fact that Dimitri is backed up by Mercedes allows him to outlast Byleth.
  • In The Little Stark, after Ariel (The Little Mermaid) is adopted by Tony Stark (Marvel Cinematic Universe), there are a few examples of this;
    • While Ariel and other mermaids can talk to fish, only a few are depicted as being sentient enough to talk back to the mermaids in turn, such as Flounder and Sebastian.
    • While the mermaids were shown to have no trouble communicating with humans in the films (once the issue of Ariel’s ‘stolen’ voice was resolved), here Ariel has to learn how to talk to Tony and Pepper after she’s taken in (the language of the mer-people is described as a mixture of Danish with other languages), and Triton has to cast a spell with the trident to facilitate later communication between Ariel’s sea and land families.
  • In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, when Dark Magical Girl Fate received a whipping from her mother for not doing her job well enough, she had some visible wounds on her body, but wasn't too badly injured. In Magical Pony Lyrical Twilight, that same event combined with the way she was pushing herself hard without getting enough sleep, which was the same way she pushed herself in canon, caused severe internal injuries that would have killed her if her Familiar Arf hadn't managed to get help in time.
  • When Harry first apparates in Magic of the Force, he splinches himself and a magical accident reversal squad has to sort him out. Later when he apparates to a galaxy far, far away, he doesn't land anywhere close to civilization and spends weeks searching before he actually finds other people.
  • Mare Genius: Pinkie tries to surprise combat-trained Agatha with a Party Cannon and gets exactly the kind of counterattacking Reflexive Response you would expect from someone seeing what appears to be a weapon pointed at them.
  • Mass Effect Human Revolution:
    • Singularity doesn't just make people float around haplessly. Here, victims get sucked in and turned into Ludicrous Gibs.
    • Chapter 36. No matter how strong your Healing Factor you will still go down after getting hit in the head enough times.
    • Chapter 41. Wreav may be Bio Augmented up the wazoo but he still will fall when multiple squads and a Wanzer empty their weapons into him. And infantry-scale attacks, even from the second strongest known human biotic, aren't going to do anything to a building rated against nuclear strikes.
  • Mass Foundations:
    • Redemption in the Stars:
      • After their defeat at the hands of the Courier, Blue Suns amped up their security forces, overwhelming him, Liara, and Feron at the abandoned mining facility. The sudden turn of events forced the Courier to flee, leaving Liara and Feron behind.
      • When the Courier took a Blue Suns Centurion from a scouting group hostage, his demands were rejected as the other Blue Suns call him out on his wanton killing of their peers and attempt to distract him long enough for backup to arrive. He ultimately sees through it and points out that he'll just kill the reinforcements. It worked.
    • A New Day:
      • C-Sec discovered a good part about Eric when he arrived in the Mass Effect universe. How did they find out? By looking at his ID card. Because of his circumstances, it was implied he was under surveillance, though we don't get much beyond that. After Eric got his credentials, C-Sec brought him in to question him. When they found out he was clean, they let him go.
  • The Max Starfield series, a crossover between Star Wars and Life Is Strange:
    • In the first main fic, Path of the Jedi, Chloe is highly skeptical about the Jedi practice of cutting oneself off from emotions like fear or anger, the implication being that not learning how to deal with them won't be good for one's mental health.
    Chloe: I'm not a Jedi or whatever, but walling yourself off from stuff like feeling angry, instead of working through it like a normal, healthy person seems fucking insane to me.
    • The second main fic, The Mandalore Catalyst features Nathan Pris'kott tracking Max and Chloe to Corellia and attacking them with a missile launcher in broad daylight, blowing up a packed cantina and killing multiple people in the process. The only reason such a public and destructive crime doesn't have massive legal reprecussions for Nathan is because his father Sha'in is the head of a powerful Mandalorian clan, giving him enough influence to get rid of any incriminating security footage. And even then, Sha'in is furious with Nathan for recklessly jeopardizing the clan's reputation in such a manner, and effectively puts him under house arrest to prevent him doing anything else of that nature.
  • In MHA An Asura Is Born, Izuku is adopted by Tokita Niko and trained in martial arts. Niko makes it clear that Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training is not an option in modern civilized society. Izuku has to get a proper education.Also, when he reveals that Izuku will be homeschooled, Niko makes it clear he is not qualified to do so himself and he has to call in a friend.
  • Subverted in Mikami Vs. the Cybermen. After eight days straight of writing, he mentions how surprised he is that he hasn't run out of ink. Double Subverted right afterwards, when he dies of thirst.
  • The Miraculous Adventures Of Dan Kuso has several cases.
    • Not every Miraculous Ladybug villain does enough damage to warrent using the Ladybug cure, as the villain in the 1st chapter demonstrates. Similarly, since Ladybug removed the band-aid covering his scab to cleanse the Akuma, he’s left complaining against her the next day.
    • When Dan and Drago wash up on shore, they have passed out from hunger and dehydration due to being on a raft for a few days.
    • Normally, when Hawk Moth talks with his Akuma, it happens in private or in battle, where it seems normal. Not so here, where the victim just comes across as insane to characters who are Locked Out of the Loop, like Dan and Masquerade.
    • When Masquerade uses a flagpole to block the doors, this ends up attracting the attention of the staff.
    • Unlike the show, the Mayor’s childish demands do not intimidate Masquerade, who just proceeds to try and murder him to make him comply.
    • Unlike the show, the Akumatised victim’s object is noted to be indestructible, requiring it be dislodged through other means.
    • The Big Bad manages to accomplish most of his plan by using time travel to ensure things turn out how he intends to. He also evades suspicion since his last encounter with the Brawlers was as The Dragon for a Filler Villain during the middle of a war, meaning that Dan doesn’t recognize him when The Reveal comes around.
  • The Sailor Moon/Sword Art Online fic The Moon's Flash Princess has a few:
    • No matter how skilled Kirito is as a gamer or that being in Sword Art Online and of the same level served as an equalizer in power, Kunzite nearly kills him in their first fight simply because he was more skilled as a swordsman and more experienced. The same happens when he fights Klein, who only survives due another example of this trope: Kirito sees Kunzite was looking the other way and beheads him from behind.
    • After coming out of the game, Asuna and her army have awakened magic and possess the ability to use Sword Skills in the real world... but their bodies have atrophied from being immobile for two years (even if magic and technology slowed the atrophy down) and aren't used to actually use magic, severely limiting them.
    • The Sailor Senshi are experienced fighters, but aren't anywhere due their best due the sheer stress of fighting the Dark Kingdom for years without Asuna (here Serenity's reincarnation) to allow them to strike back. In particular, Venus is on the verge of a mental collapse from the combined stress of fighting and leading the battle and was about to summon potentially dangerous allies to Tokyo before Asuna entered the frame, and Jadeite and Zoisite being killed by Asuna's warriors after years of her failing to nail even one of the Shitennou started making her feel useless.
    • Without the spark coming from being the reincarnation of Princess Serenity, Usagi did not get together with Mamoru, who actually has a fiancée. He and Asuna also refuse to even consider being more than friends, as not only Mamoru is engaged but Asuna is friends with said fiancee and considers herself married to Kirito in everything but the law.
  • In My Copy, one of Xander's clone minions/lovers has to break into a building reinforced with the same kind of armor as that used on tanks. She notes that the eggheads who thought that up clearly didn't realize that tanks are susceptible to repeated strikes to the same area and an immobile target such as a building simply makes hitting spot easier. She blows a hole in the building by rigging a large truck to fire a score of RPGs at it.
  • In My Hero Academia: Hero Time, Izuku attempts to enforce Loophole Abuse when he becomes a vigilante, hoping that he won't get in trouble since legally, a person must have a quirk to qualify as a vigilante (Izuku is still quirkless, he just has an Omnitrix to help him out). While Izuku doesn't get arrested when his abilities are inevitably revealed, he still causes a major controversy about whether or not he counts as a true vigilante, with many people demanding his arrest.
    • When the truth of Izuku's abilities are revealed, most of the world doesn't automatically assume he's transforming into aliens; they just think Izuku is using some kind of rare and powerful mutant quirk (hence people calling for his arrest, since they think he qualifies as a vigilante as described by the law). People only start to believe that aliens exist when irrefutable proof in the form of a giant alien robot arrives and attacks Izuku.
    • After his identity is revealed and he obtains world-wide fame, Izuku warns his younger sister Izumi that people will try to act nice and befriend her solely to get closer to him. Izuku is proven right when Izumi is approached by tons of other kids with offers of friendship despite being considered All of the Other Reindeer not even a few days ago.
    • As XLR8, Izuku has to be careful with how fast he runs when carrying his school bag lest it burn up from friction. While a Kineceleran's body is able to withstand and survive great speeds, the same cannot be said for items that aren't specially fortified.
  • When Naruto takes too long to pick up some weapons he commissioned from a blacksmith in Naruto: The Gamer Files, said blacksmith sells them off to recoup his losses. Apparently not even having your life turn into a videogame allows you to Take Your Time.
  • In Neither a Bird nor a Plane, it's Deku!, Izuku's Kryptonian Super Strength manifested when he was just four years old. While this sounds awesome on paper (because Quirks tend to manifest themselves around this time), he doesn't learn how to moderate his strength until he gets into a brawl with his pugnacious best friend, Katsuki Bakugou, who was trying to bully another kid for taking the last cupcake. While trying to imitate All Might, Izuku accidentally throws Katsuki through a concrete wall, nearly killing him and leaving him grievously scarred.
    • Izuku's has never been physically challenged because of the aforementioned Super Strength, resulting in his Geek Physique. This means that he gets tossed around like a ragdoll when pitted against other people with Super Strength or super-powerful weaponry, even if he isn't actually getting hurt because of his Nigh-Invulnerability.
  • In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Stargate story New Guard, Xander has a lot of trouble figuring out his new powers after being turned into Superman and the Stargate team has just as much trouble testing them. While testing his speed, Xander first destroyed his shoes and a treadmill, then couldn't use a treadmill for military machines due to not being heavy enough. Finally when he did free running on a track, his clothes were destroyed and he couldn't go full speed without creating a sonic boom.
    • Becoming a comic book character also causes problems as DC Comics isn't terribly happy that someone is infringing on their trademark. Though they do ease up upon seeing that for all intents and purposes, Xander is Superman.
    • The political ramifications of not only having an honest to god superhero appear, but also proof of alien life are both massive and far-reaching, with every politician involved scrambling to deal with it.
    • In the Bad Future Ethan Rayne came from, the Slayers and Watchers Council tried to fight the Goa'uld with medieval weaponry the same way they fight demons and vampires. According to Ethan, they didn't even slow the invading armies down.
  • Played with, though also straight, in the 1983: Doomsday Stories, which has Austria hoping against hope that Hungary survived Doomsday. She doesn't. Though it doesn't stop her from looking after him even after death.
  • Happens all the time in the Ranma ½/Sailor Moon crossover No Chance for Fate. It's so much, it's got its own page.
  • In Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Supergirl crossover story Not In Kansas, Kara's sex addiction is treated as a real and serious problem rather than a dream come true for men.
    • Trying to use Kara's "weakness" to magic (really, she's just not immune to it) against her never works out well for those who try. Since casting a spell of any real power requires speaking magic words, Kara's Super Speed and Eye Beams put a quick end to anyone attempting to cast a spell on her.
  • In Once Upon a Supernatural Time, Ruby fails to break the sleeping curse on Sam despite their current tentative relationship as she and Sam aren't at that stage yet, although she is able to give him a True Love's Kiss after they spend more time together.
  • In Origins, a Mass Effect/Star Wars/Borderlands/Halo Massive Multiplayer Crossover, the heroes use digistruction tech from Pandora to produce not only huge starships but also massive cloning machinery in an extremely short timeframe. They end up with billions of clones...and are promptly held up by provisioning delays that come with arranging such a large force.

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  • In The Passing of the Shades of Black, the Men in Black have stopped their old practice of immediately putting new agents in the field to learn under a senior agent because it caused endless problems during J's early days. Now all agents sit through six months of training before possibly being made field agents. The ones who don't make the cut for field agent end up in one of numerous support positions.
  • Percy Jackson and the Gods and Devils, a crossover between Percy Jackson and the Olympians and High School D×D
    • The story is not a Fusion Fic and the worlds involved are two entirely separate ones. As a result, no one has any clue about the other world and when elements of one end up in another, no one can figure them out until it is determined that other universes are involved and they can get someone from the other world in to question them.
    • Percy Jackson's universe operates heavily on You Can't Fight Fate, so when someone interferes with reality to a point fate can't happen, a Reality-Breaking Paradox happens. However even when the paradox is resolved and Percy and Annabeth are left with Wrong Context Magic in the form of Evil Piece powers reality doesn't break again. As Hermes notes reality is flexible to some extent, and it can adjust to minor deviations easily enough. Percy and Annabeth's devil powers allowed them to avoid bleeding during the battle in Athens and thus delayed Gaea's revival until later, where it still happened with only the necessary people for prophecy (Jason, Piper, Leo) instead of at Camp Half Blood with many others caught up in it. It is only when you deliberately try to break it that reality starts screaming.
    • Being immortal the Greek Gods care a lot about the state of their children's souls than they do necessarily their mortal lives. A soul is forever while a life is not. Mind you they still prefer you not kill their kids, but they can tolerate mortal peril. The possibility of problems with their souls is something they won't tolerate.
    • The terminology used by devils, such as 'evil pieces' and 'reincarnating' sounds much worse to the Olympians than they actually are.
  • While taking a break from his videogame of a life to play a Star Trek version, Xander learns the hard way in Per-Verse that being a pirate has a lot of downsides. No one trusts him enough to sell him quality parts, trustworthy crewmates are impossible to find, and the ones who do want to join up tend to be the scum of the universe.
  • Shortly after gaining superpowers and landing in the DC universe in The Plagiarist, Xander gets mugged. Does he take the mugger down with his new powers? Nope. He simply hands over his money as said mugger already has a gun to his back. However, Xander accidentally clones him while handing over his money and said clone knocks the mugger unconscious.
  • Point Me At The Skyrim has Victoria Dallon thrown into the world of Elder Scrolls, specifically, Skyrim. Being a fantasy setting, Skyrim doesn't have many of the modern comforts that Victoria was used to in her home universe. She's especially unhappy with the type of underwear they have and that they use rags for feminine hygiene.
  • Prehistoric Earth:
    • Generally, injured animals do not heal instantaneously - Cirrus and Keehar both spend weeks in the veterinary station recovering from the injuries they sustained.
    • Sharptooth is an incredibly powerful, ferocious apex predator... however, he's not invincible. By the end of "A Nightmare Labrynthine", due to his advanced age and having been in several fights in a few hours, he's worn out both physically and mentally from exhaustion, alllowing the younger, fitter Zira to quickly get the advantage in their fight.
    • Sharptooth is a dangerous opponent not just because of his prodigious power... he's dangerous because of his intelligence and versatility in combat. He's able to adapt his fighting strategies for different opponents; brute strength against Balerion, exploiting weaknesses in the line when attacked by Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion and attempting to use the gulf in experience against Zira. Conversely, the one time he faces an opponent he can't adapt his combat style to fight (Lightning), he's on the defensive for pretty much the entire confrontation.
    • A lot of Phase Three revolves around Drew dealing with the PTSD he has sustained from being trapped in the Cretaceous; the very real thought of being permanently stranded in the past or dying in the K-T event severely taxed him mentally. It shows that the average, undisciplined civilian probably won't come out of a life-or-death situation completely unscathed.
    • When the young female T-rex brought back by the Novum smuggling operation encounters Martha the woolly mammoth, a mixture of Martha's size and having never seen anything like her before results in the tyrannosaur showing fear and uncertainty, which is exactly how a real predator would react when faced with a large, aggressive, unfamiliar creature. This gives Nikolai an opportunity to tranquillise her.
    • Theodore is a thoroughly-benevolent CEO who made the time portal as a means to save previously-extinct species and did not want to use it or the animals brought back for other purpose than conservation. Sadly, his board have other ideas.
  • In Pro Hero Metal Bat: Despite Izuku defying logic to gain Super Strength, reality rears its head often.
    • Izuku enters a jewelry store after training, his bat still under his arm. Momo Yaoyorozu assumes he's there to steal something as his weapon and appearance make him look like a delinquent. She subtly preps to stop him until he asks a clerk for help finding a necklace for his mom.
    • Izuku displays super strength during the practical exam and Momo gives details about the quirk Izuku claimed to have. She and All Might have no idea that Izuku has literally just trained until he gained super-strength. She speaks completely earnestly about his quirk in front of All Might, who remembers Izuku as being quirkless. All Might naturally comes to fear that Izuku is now an associate of All For One.
    • All Might mentally goes over several good reasons why he initially considered giving Izuku One For All, but then didn't (including that Izuku was far too timid and meek, not to mention had a remarkable lack of self-preservation skills).
    • Ojiro points out that Izuku hiding his quirkless status will not last long, and that he won't put his neck or reputation on the line for such a silly, easily misproven lie.
    • When UA suspects that Midoriya may have some connection to All for One, they do not jump to conclusions and test him as surreptitiously as possible. They kill two birds with one stone by giving him a special evaluation that also covers his physical performance.
  • When Motoko and Naru try to force Shirou/Keitaro to bathe in a bucket in Promises of a Wandering Hero, he institutes a weekly schedule on usage of the hot springs. Their attempts to stop him fail as he's not an Extreme Doormat like canon Keitaro and responds to their demands of what gives him the right to do so by pointing out he's both the manager and owner of the dorm. If they don't like the rules, they can find somewhere else to live.
    • Even though she knows he did it to protect her, Sarah is still terrified of Shirou after he killed her zombiefied mother in front of her.
  • In The Queen Who Fell To Earth, this is something Harry is quite aware of as time passes, as everything the dragons can offer (new power sources, among other things) has the potential of offsetting the world's balance of power.
  • The (Questionable) Burdens of Leadership of a Troll Emperor:
    • Naruto's female soldiers (sequel to the above story) wear the exact same kind of armor as the men. Naruto wanted to give their armor breasts but realized that doing so would deflect the force of blows directly into their breast bone, the exact opposite of what it should do.
    • Uplifting their new subjects and using Goa'uld healing technology on them as well causes the Celestial Empire to see a massive population boom. Eventually the population outstrips their ability to support them, causing them to institute a voluntary euthenasia program for Jaffa too old to fight as the majority of Jaffa abhor retirement, at least until their technology improves and they can support an even higher population.
    • A higher standard of living and new rulers declaring their laws won't change belief systems held in place for centuries overnight. Naruto and Xanna spend years trying to get seperate factions of misogynists and misandrists to accept gender equality before they find a solution.
    • The Tollan end up subverted by the fact the Celestial Empire is extremely sexually liberal and no matter what the Tollan government tries, the younger generation is still going to be drawn by a brand new culture, particularly when no-strings sex is commonplace. This same tactic works well against many Earth religions, such as when Naruto brings a couple dozen nude women to an Islamic beach. While their relgion opposes public nudity, those practicing Islam are still human. One teen in particular is noted as being caught between glaring at the women for their impropriety and staring lustfully at the most naked flesh he's ever seen.
    • When Naruto and Xanna arrive on Earth, thousands eagerly convert to worshiping Naruto as unlike every religion's god(s), Naruto is obviously present and has no problem healing everyone in a hospital because he can.
    • While Naruto and Xanna's super soldiers do wear Power Armor that greatly enhances their speed, strength, and reflexes, they also have to have several cybernetic upgrades to use said armor. Anyone who isn't of Sekirei descent needs to have all four limbs replaced with prosthetics and everyone needs to have nanobots to reinforce their skeleton, otherwise the sheer power of their armor would crush their bodies. Likewise, since all Power Armor has to be custom made to perfectly fit each individual, it requires special machinery to put on or take off.
    • Many nations and religions are opposed to the empire, either due to being slowly usurped by the empire or the fact their leaders look like demons who encourage things many religions consider taboo, and do what they can to rebel or resist. This all fails terribly. Multiple assassination attempts fail because, above all, Naruto and Xanna are literally immortal and no baseline human will ever be able to kill them with modern weaponry such as handguns or knives. No amount of training or faith is going to give a human being the ability to kill someone who can heal any injury and warp reality with a thought.
      • One of the reasons for the many failed attempts is the fact that many believe Naruto and Xanna to be demonic/Satan in some form. Their attempts to use methods from mythology such as silver weapons fail because they don't actually provide extra protection or damage against them. As Naruto muses in his head, it's just a shiny metal.
    • The Wraith are a dangerous threat in canon partially due to the protagonists being largely cut off from reinforcements back on Earth. But against a galaxy spanning empire, they're a cakewalk. Even worse, because they're a telepathic species with insect origins, they automatically submit to any telepath stronger than them, such as Naruto and Xanna. Naruto and Xanna are so disappointed that instead of leading the war, they send their Warmaster Setsuna to make an example of the Wraith.
    • After a successful attack on a Goa'uld throne world leaves hundreds of Goa'uld dead, the human slaves rise against them and slaughter every Goa'uld and Jaffa on the planet. Without ships to fight them with, the Goa'uld's superior technology is nearly worthless as they're outnumbered over two thousand to one.
    • When Naruto turns Xanna mortal for a day, she quickly learns how bothersome her Rapunzel Hair is when it's subject to things like tangling and having to be physically dried. She eventually has Akitsu cut most of her hair off to avoid the hassle.
    • At one point, the pope announces his intention to visit the Celestial Empire's holdings on Earth. When he contacts Naruto and Xanna about his visit, they are initially confused why he's bothering them rather than going through their department of travel. While the pope is a very important man on Earth, they're aliens (not to mention gods) running a galaxy spanning empire that isn't big on religion. To them, one human is the same as any other.
  • Rise of the Dragon Child:
    • Absolutely no one expected for the prophesied Last Dragonborn to be a scrawny, thirteen-year-old boy. When Jarl Balgruuf gets confirmation of Harry's destiny, he freaks the tiniest bit and refuses to let the boy go out alone unless accompanied by an experienced protector, as Skyrim is filled with horrors just asking to glomp on defenceless people.
    • After being treated as a No Respect Guy for twelve years on Earth, Harry is completely floored when Tamriel's people praise him and often feels he doesn't really deserve it. Also, receiving a steady stream of positive reinforcement and actually being listened by adults push him to feel much more comfortable living on Mundus instead of seeking a way to go back to Earth.
    • Harry first refuses to wield his predecessor Rael's katana because he doesn't know the first thing about properly wielding it, and he doesn't want to make up his own technique. He rather sticks with a more European sword until his reconciliation with Delphine gives him a teacher.
  • Rising of the Sleeping Soldier: Since Alucard comes from 15th century Wallachia, all of the Video Game Tropes that Ren, Itsuki and Motoyasu know by heart go completely over his head. Also, since he isn't Japanese, he does not know what a yen is.
    • Inversely, Ren, Itsuki and Motoyasu are all otakus that have been thrust into a world only vaguely like a Sword & Sorcery RPG. All Alucard needed to do was spend one night reading up on Melromarc's written language, history, politics and economy to understand the world way more than they do.
    • Naofumi was a naive teenager who had no idea what he was dealing with before Myne/Malty set him up. Alucard on the other hand is an experienced monster hunter, an absurdly powerful dhampir and was raised as royalty. Not only does he not need anyone's help in monster fighting (even with the massive drawbacks of being the Shield Hero), but Myne's low-functioning sociopathy makes her an open book to Alucard (who was raised as a noble and therefor is familiar with decorum and intent behind subtle actions) and he sees right through her act, rejecting her offer to join his party.
    • The more Alucard discovers how the cardinal weapons work, the more he marvels at just how impractical they are. He points out that the weapons discouraging the heroes in fighting together also discourages cooperation between them. When he discovers that he is magically forbidden to use his One-Handed Zweihänder (or any other weapon other than his shield) by the cardinal weapon's very design, he points out that this limits versatility and encourages Crippling Overspecialization.
      What kind of bullshittery was this!? It made no sense to force your so called last hope to only use one weapon type. It eliminates any sort of versatility or variety in battle. But the more obvious detriment was how it didn't allow the primarily defensive weapon to do anything but defend from attacks. Oh god what if this restriction applied to his all of his powers as well? If that were the case he'd be completely unable to do anything offensive and defending against attacks could only work for so long. This would just completely fuck over the Shield user. Why would it be designed this way?
  • A whole lot of this happens in Saotome Art Online, starting with Ranma being conned into work as a combat choreographer when SAO gets locked down.
    • First, from a chronological perspective, Ranma realizes that if beta testers are the scapegoat for the trapped playerbase, they’re really going to hate an employee, even if he had no clue on what his erstwhile boss was up to.
    • Next, Ranma may be a Supernatural Martial Arts master, but the game is strictly about what the code allows, so he has no more or less power than anyone else.
    • After the events of the incident, Ranma was a physical and mental wreck due to over two years of no physical activity, and constantly fighting for survival and what seems to be an AI trapped in his brain. Human wetware is not an appropriate vessel for a computer program.
  • After being unwinged and having their winging blocked in Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?, most Sekirei feel no attraction (besides possibly physical) to their former Ashikabi. While they may not necessarily dislike their former Ashikabi, they're no longer head-over-heels in love with them. In fact, only two pairs are shown to still be in love with each other: Chiho and Uzume along with Minato and Musubi.
  • From the Babylon 5/Star Trek crossover Shielded Under the Raptor's Wings:
    • Before the intervention of the Federation, the Klingon and the Romulans, Earth Alliance managed to devastate the Minbari merchant fleet. It not only slowed down the Minbari advance, but caused such damage to their ability to support their military outside their territory that the Battle of the Line was their last chance to win the war, as they cannot repeat the attempt anymore. Also, they couldn't pull out the ground forces fighting on Cyrus, that remained stuck there;
    • On the opposite side, the Federation, Klingon and Romulan war effort is hampered by the fact the story is set right after Praxis, with the Klingon economy in shambles and supported only by large chunks of the Federation merchant navy, that is thus unable to adequately support the fleet deployed on the other side of the galaxy while the Romulans are still recovering from a recent civil war and their own economic crisis. Also, as of chapter 6 their effort is even more hampered by an antimatter shortage (the Romulans suffer less as they still have in service a number of fusion-powered ships, but singularity-powered ships are still in development and thus their best ships are antimatter-powered), and the only ones who can supply enough antimatter to prosecute the war are the Centauri;
    • The Minbari actions didn't earn them any sympathy among the Younger Races, and now their aura of invincibility has been shattered some of them have joined the war on the other side;
    • Minbari tank designs get heavily criticized for the choice of armouring it with a material excellent against energy weapons but extremely vulnerable to kinetic penetrators (a choice that could be justified in space, as using kinetic weapons in space is extremely difficult due the extreme range and speeds involved, but is suicidal on the ground where the shorter range and lower speeds make kinetic weapon the best choice), the main gun being extremely powerful but fixed forward and thus unable to target anything on the sides, and the presence of radiator fins that not only are even more vulnerable than the rest of the tank but also make them much larger, and thus hamper their movements if they get caught into urban areas or similarly cramped spaces. The only one that gets a pass is the Windsword Assault Tank, by virtue of featuring a superior composite armour (making it a Lightning Bruiser capable of surviving hits that would have destroyed any EarthForce tank) that covers the radiator fins and having been cobbled together at the start of the war from technologies being developed specifically to correct the aforementioned flaws (thus being still excessively large and with a fixed forward guns), with prototypes that correct said flaws being under testing;
    • Minbari artillery only uses field guns, has low numbers and only uses antimatter shells. The low numbers of guns allow EarthForce to shoot down the shells in the air, and the large calibers and use of antimatter shells mean they cannot support their forces close. EarthForce artillery, more primitive but including both mortars and field guns and having a wider choice of shells (fragmentation-HE, saboted KE slugs, nukes, gas, and others) is consistently shown as superior.
    • Many Minbari are under the impression that War Is Glorious, and are implied to believe that a Minbari army surrounded, outnumbered and outgunned could defeat any enemy by simply charging out. The Minbari army on Cyrus does just that, and is slaughtered in a way that proves that War Is Hell. Interestingly, the soldiers who charged knew it, but they did it anyway because if they did anything else they would have been branded as cowards and the lesson they had learned would have been swept under the rug.
  • A Shadow of the Titans: In one chapter, Jade tries to dislocate her thumbs in order to slip out of some magic handcuffs. All she has to show for it is sore thumbs, as it's a lot harder to intentionally dislocate your own body parts than the movies make it look.
  • Ship of the Line: The Death Star: When the Death Star suddenly appears over Earth, it causes minor earthquakes over a large portion of the world due to having roughly the same mass as the moon and being far closer.
  • After the fleet sent to retake Area 11/Japan fails in Six Paths of Rebellion, Schneizel agrees to a ceasefire between Britannia and Japan because their success has inspired rebellions in almost every conquered Area. Between that and the still ongoing war with the EU, Britannia simply doesn't have the resources at the moment to reconquer Japan.
    • In canon, V.V. manages to kidnap Nunally due to her being alone, blind, and stuck in a wheelchair. Here, when he goes to kidnap Nunally, he finds a teenager in great physical condition backed up by her Ninja Maid, both of whom know of him and his plans, while he's stuck in a 10 year old body. Even without their superpowers, V.V. didn't have a prayer of even escaping, let alone succeeding.
    • After Japan is freed, there's some initial hostility between the Japanese and former Britannians still living there due to years of oppression.
    • After the Time Skip, Suzaku hasn't been made a Knight of Rounds since he got the title in canon for capturing Zero, something he failed to do here. Also, once it was leaked that Suzaku intended to "Free Japan" by ruling it as the Knight of One, he's reviled throughout Japan as one of the worst traitors in the nation's history.
  • In A Spark of Genius, Leviathan aka Xander uses his portal technology to blast Hawkgirl with arctic water. Xander's banter is cut short when he realizes she's entering the first stages of hypothermia and he quickly teleports her to the Watch Tower's med-bay.
    • Later, Xander's attempt to disarm a suicide bomber at Super Speed result in him accidentally tearing the man's arm off.
  • Stallion of the Line:
    • Not long after stealing Buggy's ship, the Straw Hats have to replace it as it's far too large for such a small crew to sail effectively, especially in stormy weather.
    • Sanji's Chivalrous Pervert status is fine when dealing with crew members and allies but when he attacks Zoro for attacking Hina (a female Marine Captain), the rest of the crew knocks him out and Luffy intends to "train" such behavior out of him.
    • Whenever Nami tries to give orders to the crew, Luffy is quick to remind her that she has no authority over the crew outside of navigation. He emphatically rejects her demands that no one get into a fight on Jaya, citing both her lack of authority and that it's a stupid promise for them to make.
    • Rather than rely on a single Log Pose strapped to Nami's wrist, the Straw Hats make sure to get a few and keep one bolted in front of the ship's wheel.
    • Log Poses don't stay locked onto a single island's magnetic field forever until you visit it. If someone manages to somehow bypass the island theirs is set for, eventually the Log Pose will lock onto a closer island's magnetic field. The Straw Hats use an Eternal Log Pose for Alabasta along with their regular one to bypass Little Garden and find an island with a town to treat Vivi's poisoning.
    • When Nami decides to move on her feelings for Luffy, her inherent greed keeps her from attempting to share him with Robin, and she instead tries to "steal" him from her. As Luffy's already in a relationship with Robin and Nami's actions remind him of his past life as Ranma, he reacts very poorly to her attempted subterfuge.
  • After his first actual mission in Star Wars Episode I: The Familiar of Zero, Guiche is left traumatized when a Dragon Knight slaughters almost all of his men. Even after waking up back at base, he suffers flashbacks from it and repeats a Survival Mantra over and over until the healer knocks him out.
  • While flying in Stone in Love, the Scoobies learn that it's much easier to hear someone talking in front of them unless they're wearing radios. As a result, their in flight conversations consist of saying their piece then falling behind the next speaker so they can hear their response.
    • Just because Willow has feelings for Xander doesn't mean he's obligated to return them. Giles even remarks that it's likely a psychological condition that occurs when two people know each other for a significant portion of their life before puberty: one or both of them ends up completely incapable of seeing the other in a romantic sense.
  • When Cameron sits on Xander's lap shortly after they start dating in Strangely Literal, she nearly crushes his legs since her android body weighs a few hundred pounds. She compensates by putting almost all her weight on her legs. She still forgets her strength and/or weight a few times throughout the story.
  • When a person with superhuman strength and a person with average physicality that is not prepared to fight or escape from the superhuman in any way whatsoever (and said superhuman wants to kill badly) meet, the result is a Curb-Stomp Battle on the superhuman's favor. This is what happens to Gendo Ikari on Superwomen Of Eva Treacherous Web. Another dose of reality occurs in the fact that killing Gendo does not makes anybody's lives easier-Shinji (who is a "Well Done, Son!" Guy) ends in a very severe depression and SEELE gets even more freedom to screw everybody over (because the Gambit Pileup between their plans and Gendo's was one of the things holding them back).
  • In Ten Costumes Cordelia Never Wore, Supergirl Cordelia points out all the flaws with the Scoobies' plan to blow up the Judge using a rocket launcher. Namely, Buffy is trying to hit a man-sized target in a crowded mall with a weapon designed to kill tanks. Even if she hits him, she's likely to kill several people from both the explosion and the shrapnel. Furthermore, her friends are standing right behind her and would get fried by the back blast.
  • Thinking In Little Green Boxes:
    • A strange man shows up at the front gate of a school asking to see a little boy that doesn't know him. Hagrid goes straight to jail. Later subverted when he becomes a Magic Avenger.
    • Here, The Masquerade actually hurts the Wizarding World more than it helps them, primarily for two reasons:
      • First, their lack of contact with non-wizards has left them heavily out of touch with the times, ranging from the minor (Fudge has to have a helicopter explained to him) to the far more severe (they have no idea what mutants are, and none of the British wizards recognize Captain Britain).
      • And second, there's absolutely no reason to keep it up when the Marvel Universe as a whole has seen far weirder shit. As a result, no one really pays attention to the wizards unless they do something like attempting to unlawfully imprison a minor. When Harry breaks the masquerade by broadcasting the Wizard Cup live, people are far more interested in betting on the outcome than the newly-revealed secret society of magic users.
  • In Time and Again, Hermione is outraged to be given an "Exceeds Expectations" on an essay regarding the death of Fenrir Greyback and goes to her professor about it, assuming she was marked down for disagreeing with him. After Hermione first demands a regrade then threatens to take it to the Board of Governors, Professor (Ale)Xander Harris laughs at her for thinking that the Board of Governors would care about an essay grade. He further explains that her grade was only because he was feeling generous; Hermione both ignored the maximum length assigned, writing twice as much as allowed, and filled her essay with irrelevant information. Xander also notes Hermione never addressed the opposing side's arguments. Altogether, she's lucky to have gotten a passing grade.
  • Thousand Shinji: While Asuka's body is undergoing a metamorphosis to make her stronger and tougher than before, she not only becomes a Big Eater but also finds herself eating things humans normally can't in order to get the nutrients she needs. Besides eating large amounts of red meat (sometimes raw) for the protein needed for her muscles, Shinji teases Asuka about the fact she's been drinking gallons of paint for the titanium her new skeleton requires.
  • In Through the Looking Glass (Firefly/Battlestar Galactica), while the Demetrius crew are able to salvage a jump-drive from one of their raptors, they are unable to make it compatible with one of the shuttles from Serenity in time to make their planned rendezvous with Galactica as the two computer systems are too drastically different to make compatible even when Sharon tries to act as a conduit, although the possibility of such an engineering feat being successful is still an option given enough time.
  • To Be a (Miraculous) Master:
    • One of the elements in the Pokémon games is that the player is always getting jumped on by various challengers wherever they go. The same thing happens to Adrien shortly after starting his journey no thanks to his father's challenge to other competitors, and it stresses him out to no end. Being constantly challenged anywhere has made Adrien on edge and he had to hide away from trainers seeking him out due to him and his team exhausted from the endless battles.
    • Chloé can't bribe her way as easily as she does in the show as Screw the Rules, I Have Connections! doesn't apply here. Pokémon community are rather strict in their rules and regulations meaning that despite being the daughter of the president of the community, she still has to go through the same requirements on her own as everyone does in order to qualify for the Kalos League (travelling throughout the Kalos region to challenge the Gym Leaders, training, etc.) and trying get her way without reason would put her father, the current head of said community, in deep trouble. The one time she did bribe her way to the semi-finals in an unofficial tag-battle tournament, she and Sabrina end up losing due to her own incompetence.
    • Chloé's spoiled and bratty attitude in general is the reason behind her incompetence due to her being used to people doing the work for her.
    • Unlike the games where a lone child protagonist takes down the resident criminal organization without additional consequences, the main protagonists in this story have to take on hero disguises to fight Team Akuma. The author points out that in real life, dangerous organizations would have plenty of powerful resources on hand and would not be afraid to resort to abduction to get their way. Marinette and Adrien disguise themselves to avoid having Team Akuma trace them back to their loved ones and endanger them as a result.
    • Despite Marinette's newly hatched Togepi having the Type-advantage over Jalil's Mienfoo, she doesn't even dent the more skilled and experienced Mienfoo on top of not having high offensive stats.
    • In an attempt to stand out more in her first Showcase, the shy and introverted Juleka dresses her Mime. Jr. in a very gaudy outfit to catch everyone's attention. It works too well and the self-conscious Juleka is unable to handle the attention she's getting, resulting her losing the first round because of the distraction.
  • Total Drama Everything: In the third season, Vicky desperately wants to be the main villain of the season (like Nom Nom and Poison Ivy before her) and does everything in her power to become one. As a result, her teammates vote her off on the first night; not only do they realize that Vicky's actions will be detrimental to their chances at victory, but they don't want to deal with yet another villain after dealing with the aforementioned Nom Nom and Ivy (especially not one who doesn't even try to be subtle about it).
  • Total Loud Island: The others are able to bag their own animals by either getting them to come willingly or when it's through use of force it's with a relatively small animal. Courtney wrestles with and forces a full-grown bear back to camp. By the time she's almost secured it the animal is extremely aggressive and goes on a rampage wrecking most of the campsite.
    • In the same episode, Chris shows just how much control over the show he actually has. While he is the presenter, he's not a producer, so he still has to answer to a boss at the end of the day. If they tell him he can't do something, like give a specific contestant a handicap in a challenge, he can't. In addition, Chris tells Heather that the show, from the location to the challenges are prepared and decided on months in advance, before they even choose the contestants. It was just pure coincidence that Dawn was chosen when they had a challenge about collecting animals already planned.
    • As Lori is forcibly reminded, no matter how hard you ship them, couples don't always last and people move on. Best shown in the fact that, in spite of her wishes, Lincoln didn't give up the show when they wouldn't let Ronnie Anne join and he is now very interested in Dawn.
      • She is also reminded by Luna that Lincoln is very much not a little kid anymore. She no longer has the authority she had when she was the eldest living in the house anymore and that she doesn't get the final say in who he dates or not.
    • With the exception of Lori, every character who learned about what happened between Ronnie Anne and Lincoln place the blame on the former( Both had agreed that they would support the other should only one get one, she promptly went back on it and then dumped Lincoln.). Many felt that RA completely stepped out of line, was childish and petty and overall, the breakup was completely her fault.
  • Despite playing fast and loose with reality in order to justify all the cartoon characters living together, Toons nonetheless plays this with Invader Zim's backstory:
    • Since Zim's a Large Ham with a Paper-Thin Disguise, the only reason he could stay undetected in his home series was because of the stupidity of the humans on his universe's Earth. When he moved to the Toons' city, the citizens there immediately realised he was an alien just by looking at him. However, since there are already a number of strange species and characters living in the city (including other aliens), Zim's presence doesn't raise any suspicion and he only wears his disguise out of choice.
    • While Zim doesn't need to actively hide his identity, he still has to be very careful about what schemes he tries to pull off: his Ax-Crazy nature has resulted in him being monitored by the Plumbers, S.H.I.E.L.D, and the MIB due to their experience in dealing with paranormal activity, and due to his penchant for mass destruction, The Avengers and Justice League are also keeping tabs on him as they would any other super villain.

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  • In Chapter 10 from Under Wing, Hibari Minoru is forcefully restrained by his fellow police officers when he strongly reacts to a kid who could be his missing nephew kidnapped when he was two-years-old. His friend has to break to him that even if the kid really is Hibari Takeru, he was too young when he was abducted to remember his family and a emotionally upset grown man barging into the room would only scare him.
  • Universe Falls
    • In comparison to both canons, the story doesn't dance around how the traumatic experiences that Steven, Mable, and ESPECIALLY Dipper experience have a lasting effect on them. Dipper, in particular, displays signs of suffering from PTSD in later chapters follwing his encounter with Bill Cipher in the story's retelling of "Sock Opera".
    • Dipper gets sword training from Pearl and quickly manages to achieve noticeable skill. However, the Gems refuse to let him join in the fight against Malachite since he's still an ordinary human and their opponent is a fusion of two of their most powerful foes. While he manages to get some hits in later, they do little more than annoy the fusion, who proceeds to knock him aside in one blow.
  • Unlimited:
    • When Izuku spends several hours a day out of the house and comes back with a handful of money, Inko thinks he's doing something illegal like taking or selling drugs, working as an illegal sidekick, or even acting as a villain, especially when Izuku accidentally rips their front door in two. It takes a drug test and another Quirk test to believe that Izuku really has just been exercising and helping people around town.
    • Despite knowing Izuku is functionally invulnerable, the police still have him checked over by paramedics each time he's involved in an incident, such as getting caught in an explosion or being shot by a trio of criminals. Though the police also don't take Izuku being in danger seriously because of the same invulnerability.
      • When Izuku regularly gets into dangerous situations involving criminals, a number of criminals notice the police basically ignoring him and pity Izuku, thinking he's been written off.
    • Police going in and out of the Midoriya apartment regularly gives Izuku a reputation as a particularly nasty delinquent, especially since he's often picked up from school by a squad car.
    • After being caught in an explosion, Izuku is unharmed but deafened for several minutes despite his invulnerability.
    • No one believes Izuku is Quirkless when he tells them, resulting in the boy carrying around a laminated copy of his Quirk test results.
      • Similarly, many believe the so called "Anomalies" are actually just people with exceedingly powerful Quirks, not people with superpowers unrelated to their Quirks.
    • After meeting All For One, Izuku goes to UA for help, only to have a breakdown from the stress of not only having the world's greatest supervillain interested in him, but being outright told that other villains will be after him and his mother as well.
    • When Izuku is finally tried for reckless endangerment, among other things, it quickly becomes apparent that most of the situations he was involved in were due to police negligence from cops allowing Izuku to wander into dangerous situations because it made their jobs easier. The charges are dropped and the entire trial swept under the rug in exchange for Izuku's silence on the matter.
    • After losing his arm to Shigaraki, Bakugo continues exercising while in the hospital, despite doctor's orders not to exert himself while preparing to have a prosthetic arm attached. Eventually Melissa has to explain that regardless of his physical conditioning, the surgery won't succeed if Bakugo goes into it exhausted due to the taxing nature of the procedure.
    • Despite them being monsters, Izuku is still traumatized by being forced to massacre the Deep Sea Kin.
    • When Izuku and Stain fight at supersonic speeds, their steps leave cracks and imprints (and sometimes outright craters) when they land. Also, because they're moving faster than sound, the entire battle is silent from their perspective.
    • Eventually, Izuku becomes powerful enough that his progress can no longer be measured. Monitor mentions the most weight Izuku has been recorded lifting was eight thousand kilograms with one hand and there currently isn't a material dense enough to create a heavier weight for him to lift. Similarly, Izuku is measured as having run 100 meters in just under three nanoseconds, but Monitor admits to not having a fast enough framerate on his camera to actually track Izuku properly.
  • Venus Flash:
    • The story is set in the Sailor Moon manga universe, showing what Minako was up to between her voyage to China and her debut in the main series. As a consequence of what happened in China, namely killing her true love and finding out she, the Goddess of Love, will always choose duty over love, she's not in her best psychological form, and is outright a Jerk with a Heart of Gold until she recovers.
    • Cutey Honey comes from the manga version. After destroying Panther Claw, the personal losses she had suffered in the fight almost drove her to suicide, and she still blocked out her own memories and turned herself back into a child, as she just couldn't go on anymore.
    • The story is narrated by Minako, an extremely energetic Genius Ditz. The narration is somewhat confusionary, and sometimes interrupted by Minako answering a question posed by her friends.
    • Sailor Venus has stumbled on the Dark Kingdom's plans more than once, even trying to intervene in Sailor Moon's debut fight and only failing because the Dark Kingdom's youma found her first.
    • Before the start of the story, Sailor Venus has destroyed a whole branch of the Dark Kingdom. As a consequence, Beryl has sent out multiple powerful youma specifically to kill her, with a group including four heavy hitters and and weaker one that can suppress her powers.
    • In their first fight, Sailor Venus and Beryl's hit-youma Manegin are evenly matched in terms of strength... But Manegin has powerful claws, and Venus is nearly killed when she charges her directly. On the other hand, Sailor Venus is an experienced combatant practicing martial arts and Manegin has no such skills, and after that claw strike Venus holds the advantage.
    • Cutey Honey is a Combat Pragmatist, and her abilities come from her being an android and having the Airborne Element Fixing Device, that rearranges the atoms in the air and those of her own body to change her form. She's just as terrifying as you can expect.
    • Panther Claw's Mooks are armed with Luger and Nambu Type pistols and Thompson submachine guns. The handgun choices is criticized because the Lugers have a small magazine and are just too flimsy for modern military rounds and the Nambu fire an underpowered round that is out of mass production.
  • In The Vigilante Boss and His Failed Retirement Plan when Bakugou is transferred to another middle school that less permissive than Orudera, a lot of his behavior is seen as alarming than heroic. Bakugou's habit of treating his classmates like extras and cannon fodder is treated as delusional behavior. The teachers have no tolerance for his bad language, poor anger management and lack of cooperation with his classmates. Bakugou's classmates are less than impressed with his personality, feeling that he's more likely to threaten them than save them.
    • During the initiation exam, the faculty is initially impressed with Bakugou's high score until it's pointed out that he doesn't have a single rescue point. Every other top scorer always has at least some whether intentionally or accidentally, so for someone to get over 70 points without once helping their fellow examees is a huge red flag.
    • A big part of Yuuei and the reason why they have different Departments is networking, which is important for any industry. Bakugou more or less shoots himself in the foot as word of his Jerkass behavior spreads to the rest of the school. The Support Department gives him their worst service when they got word of how he badmouthed the support equipment they made for him. The Management Department steer clear of him due to his negative image and reputation makes him difficult to sell to the public. Bakugou unwittingly is sabotaging his own career prospects, something he fails to realize until it's pointed out to him because he disregards everyone as extras.
  • In a spin-off of Walking in Shadows, Harry Potter's twin the Boy-Who-Lived is a Jerkass but he demonizes Harry because the alternative is admitting/realizing their parents abandoned one of their own children for rather petty reasons and they might one day abandon him too. Likewise, his taking credit for Harry's feats are shown to be caused by him misunderstanding a situation rather than maliciously lying, such as running into the Chamber of Secrets after the basilisk is killed and imitating a rooster's crow while keeping his eyes covered. So far as he knows, he killed the basilisk and never even noticed Harry a ways away.
    • In the main story, Sirius Black considers becoming a superhero, only to reconsider when Xander points out all the research one has to do first, such as reading up on other superheroes, supervillains, and a city's general history to make sure you don't accidentally attack the wrong people.
  • In the A Certain Magical Index/Puella Magi Madoka Magica crossover Walpurgisnaught, Touma picks up one of Homura's guns and uses it. Since he had never handled a gun before, the noise hurts his ears and the recoil hurts his arm.
  • The Wedding Crashers is made of this trope, since its entire premise revolves around comparatively normal people (in this case the Winchester brothers and Cas) interacting with the cast of Twilight.
    • All the vampires at the wedding think that they're complimenting the brothers when they mention their unique scents and potential as vampires. In reality, this only pisses Sam and Dean off, as it makes them feel like juicy steaks in a butcher's shop (and in Sam’s case, brings up some bad memories).
    • Imprinting is in no way presented as romantic. Jacob and Sam putting so much attention on their mates meant that they neglected their duties as alphas (leading the other wolves to look up to Embry as a leader), and Claire (the two-year-old that Quil imprinted on) is utterly repulsed by the fact that a grown man is lusting after her.
    • All of the clothes and jewelry the Twilight cast finds beautiful are labeled tacky and stripperiffic here.
      • On a related note, the highly revealing clothing that the vampires wear at the wedding disturbs Sam and Dean, since, for many of them, immortality began when they were under 18.
    • During the climax, Bella loudly declares that she doesn't have a problem with vampires eating humans. The epilogue reveals that her father (who heard the whole thing) chose to disown her afterwards.
      • Speaking of which, Jacob mentions early on in the fic that a few of the non-vegetarian vamps ate some humans on the way to the wedding. While this would normally be a non-issue in the Twilight books, Castiel coldly informs the guests during the climax that, even though those people were strangers, they still had their own lives outside of their encounter with the vamps, and their loved ones are most likely worried about what happened to them. In short, it was murder no matter what excuses they use.
  • In When Harry met Wednesday, Rufus Scrimgeour flat out tells Dumbledore that the only reason he isn't being arrested for withholding information on Voldemort's horcruxes for years is because Scrimgeour can't trust the Ministry to destroy them. But he assures Dumbledore he will be facing criminal charges for it once the war is over.
    • Dumbledore's tendency to withhold information in general bites him in the ass on several occasions. When two students with Death Eater ties (one who actually IS a Death Eater) are killed, an official tries to paint it as the fault of Professor Tofty (who replaced Dumbledore as Headmaster), saying that Dumbledore would have known to watch them closely. Rather than feeling chastised, Tofty is outraged that Dumbledore knew students had connections to Death Eaters and didn't inform him.
      • When Dumbledore and some Order members go after a Horcrux, Dumbledore not telling them about the door that requires a blood sacrifice costs Emmeline Vance her life because Tonks has to wait several minutes for Dumbledore to come and open the door while Vance is badly injured.
      • Eventually Dumbledore's actions cause Moody to disband the Order of the Phoenix and tell those with usable skills to work for the Ministry and the rest to stay home and sit things out.
  • White Devil of the Moon:
    • Upon learning about her past life, Nanoha realizes that Princess Serenity could have caused a diplomatic incident if she came to harm in any of her trips to Earth, and when she fell in love with Endymion, he might have turned out to have been an unscrupulous individual seeking the throne.
    • The main conflict early on is that Luna and the Senshi are trying to contact the reincarnation of Princess Serenity AKA Nanoha. However, not only is Nanoha currently recovering from the injuries she sustained in the timeskip between A's and StrikerS, but Luna doesn't bother explaining exactly why she needs to talk with Nanoha, due to being used to having the necessary authority with no questions asked. Thus, Fate just assumes that it's just unwanted trouble for Nanoha and brushes her off.
      • A few wrong assumptions later, Luna believes that Fate is some sort of "Dark Senshi" that's brainwashed Princess Serenity and sends Tuxedo Kamen and Mars and Jupiter on separate attempts to defeat Fate. The former attempt leaves Tuxedo Kamen too injured to help the Senshi against a new threat, and Nanoha runs into the latter attempt and attempts to drive them off herself. As Venus points out after that attempt, what they attempted to do was essentially a backstreet mugging and even if what Luna believed was true, to Nanoha it looked like they were two strangers attacking her close friend. Later, it's pointed out they all could be charged with assault on an officer of the law, but they manage to avoid punishment thanks to the TSAB allowing community service like they did with Fate and the Wolkenritter before.
    • Precia manages to revive her daughter and decides to try settling down in a normal, quiet life on Earth with her (or at least as normal as being a fugitive from the TSAB would allow). However, after several days an officer shows up at her doorstep...to remind her that truancy laws require that Alicia needs to receive a basic education. Precia manages to get off with a warning since she only recently moved in, but admits that the officer had a point and it would be best if Alicia was enrolled in school.
    • Nanoha is overall very detached from her previous incarnation, especially after the realization above. As a consequence, she practically no chemistry with Mamoru despite having lingering feelings from their past incarnations' romance. Their only date goes horribly since Mamoru set everything up based on what Serenity would like rather than what Nanoha would like, and addressing her as Serenity when she was talking about how much she despised her previous life's actions only drives them further apart. Finally, she ends up with Fate in the end, and their relationship was already as such that their friends were betting on ''when'' it would happen rather than if for years, making Mamoru realize he had no chance when he learns of it.
    • In the end, Nanoha decides to Abdicate the Throne and not become Queen of the Moon Kingdom. Her detachment from her previous life aside, the Moon Kingdom has been a dead civilization for years, known only a couple of researchers before the story, and Nanoha is a combat instructor with no prior experience with being a ruler, save for memories from what she deems as an inadequate successor. Luna does not take it well.
  • In Who Loves Thee Best, Itachi Uchiha leaves the Uchiha village with everyone slaughterednote  and spends eight years searching the lands to break the curse on his only and closest friend Masataka who is cursed to an eternal sleep unless he's kissed by someone who loves him a la Sleeping Beauty. When Itachi finally returns to the village to lift Masataka's curse, he finds that Masataka's hair and nails have grown to ridiculous lengths. His body and muscles wasted away due to starvation and lack of use because there was no one to care for a comatose person with the implication that Masataka stayed alive due to the curse.
  • In The Wisdom Seeker, while the Cullens are invited to Hogwarts to gain more experience of the magical world, they are unable to attend Charms or Transfiguration classes as they have no actual magic to cast spells in those subjects, and are also forbidden to take part in Quidditch as their greater strength would make it too dangerous for the other players.
  • In The Widow and the Wizard, Hagrid uses his canon strategy of breaking the door and entering Natasha's house at midnight before asking to see Harry. Natasha threatens to shoot him and says he can come back at daylight if he wants to see the kid so badly.
    • Harry is quite annoyed rather than excited to learn the truth about his origins. He's fine with his adoptive mother and if he's so important to the Wizarding World, why was he left with the Dursleys and no one cared to check on his health and suitability to attend Hogwarts? He ends up running away with Natasha because he's not interested to learn magic away from her and returning to a magical place would be kind of stupid if Voldemort isn't dead.
  • In Wizard Runemaster, Onyxa's minions don't follow Mook Chivalry so when a raid group engages one, the rest come running and slaughter most of the group. While a few get away wounded, it's also noted that they're unlikely to get past the many black drakes and whelps outside the lair.
    • Minions in general will swarm any group they encounter. When Harry's group attacks Stratholme and are spotted by a Shade, it's shout draws half the city upon them.

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