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Fairy Type Strengths and Weaknesses

#1MissCarriagePosted 5/14/2013 5:49:56 PM
Since the Fairy type is basically confirmed now, how will its strengths and weaknesses be justified? Why is Fairy strong against Dark, Dragon, and Fighting and NVE against Fire and Psychic? And why is it weak against weak to Poison and Steel and immune to Dragon?

Already justified type advantages and disadvantages: Fire is strong against Grass because it burns grass. Water is strong against Fire because it extinguishes Fire. Dark, Bug, and Ghost are strong against Psychic because they are common fears. Ice is strong against Dragon because dragons are cold blooded. Fighting is strong against Dark because honor beats trickery. Etc. Etc.

How do you guys think the Fairy type will be justified in the type chart?
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#2Sygma01Posted 5/14/2013 6:04:11 PM
Fairy is weak to Poison & Steel just because those types have very little types their strong against (Poison trumps just one type and Steel trumps only two)...might as well give these types a freebie.

Oh, you mean by in-game logics...i dunno...since when is Fairy and Dragon and Normal elements? Just go with it...
#3evillockePosted 5/14/2013 6:05:33 PM
No fairy type.

Does no work for you?
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#4HejiruPosted 5/14/2013 6:06:25 PM
Well Steel is because fairies are weak to iron in many myths. Dunno about Poison.
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#5Dr Edward RoivasPosted 5/14/2013 6:06:31 PM
Fairies are like, pure, whatever that means, and poison is impure.

In 2 of the Final Fantasy games you have a Dark Elf who's weak to metal or Steel. Manmade-ish stuff killing ancient pure beings?

Fairies being slaughtered by Fire kinda makes sense. They're just so burnable with all their frills. But, you know, not being killed, just surviving.

Dragon, well, Fairies are used to dealing with Dragons because they both dwell in mystical places and have to defend themselves from dragons.
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#6jayman7Posted 5/14/2013 6:08:24 PM
Dr Edward Roivas posted...
In 2 of the Final Fantasy games you have a Dark Elf who's weak to metal or Steel. Manmade-ish stuff killing ancient pure beings?


Actually, faeries being weak to iron is a common theme in mythology.
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#7Grammar_manPosted 5/14/2013 6:14:08 PM
Iron is folklore fairy kryptonite.
Poison makes sense as a weakness for most types, and need it for balance.
Fairies commonly provides ways to kill dragons in stories- enchanting weaponry and all that. Quite a lot of fairies are also rules over dragons.
Dark can't handle fairies bevause fairies are too tricky to be tricked.
Fighting can't handle fairy because fairies are masters of attacking the mind.

As for the ones that resists Fairy:
Fire: Certain fairies were believed to hide from fires.
Psychic: Can resist the fairies mind tricks.
#8thatguyoncheesePosted 5/14/2013 6:20:46 PM
MissCarriage posted...
Since the Fairy type is basically confirmed now


stopped reading right there
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#9EdwardoMario16Posted 5/14/2013 6:33:24 PM
Why Fairy-Types are strong against Dragons...

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ~Neil Gaiman

Gamefreak going literary.
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#10MissCarriage(Topic Creator)Posted 5/14/2013 6:34:57 PM
Okay everybody calm down and post things like Edward and Grammar_Man. That's what this thread is about. Now get out haters!
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