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May 5th 2016 at 10:53:01 AM •••

Should this conceivably receive a new name? Most of these examples aren't really superweapons, or even weapons.

Jun 7th 2013 at 10:40:19 AM •••

Given that a LOT of the examples have decent justifications for them not using the weapons earlier, should the description be amended to mention Awesome, but Impractical or situational weapons as a possible reason for this trope?

Or is that point that it's stupid that they weren't used, thus making those examples misuse?

Jan 27th 2011 at 7:49:56 PM •••

== Lance of Longinus == The lance wasn't forgotten, it was the only thing keeping Lilith immobile forever. Granted, Lilith didn't woke up when the lance was removed but it quickly regenerated it's legs immediately after, it's possible that Lilith was just taking it's sweet time, building up the strength to walk out of the geo-front. Notice that the events after the lance was removed were very rushed, with Seele sending Kaworu just a bunch of weeks later.

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion had the Lance of Longinus. Retrieved from the Dead Sea (ex-Antarctica) somewhere around mid-series, it was conveniently forgotten until Arael Mind Raped Asuka. Cue Gendo ordering Rei to retrieve the Lance which she then throws up into orbit, instantly obliterating the Angel. It drifted into lunar orbit and was more-or-less forgotten... until the awakening Unit 01 recalled it. It turned out to be the key to Instrumentality, turning Unit 01 into the Tree of Life. When Instrumentality ended, Yui took the Lance with herself into space.

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