Okay so in the story I'm writing there's this girl antagonist who is able to go one on one against each of the main characters each positing their own skill/martial arts/weapon specialty et cetera and win.
But later on in the story when they're forced to work together against a common goal her competency suddenly takes a huge drop, where before she was stealthy, careful, graceful and skilled she now I wanted her to take on a very gungho charge in first leeroy jenkins style of fighting while she IS still skilled enough to sorta pull it off and hold her own they're would be to the perspective of other characters and the reader a significant drop in badassary, she no longer seems as challenging as she was before.
I was wondering for a bit how to rectify these two things other then her mental instability but it occured to me! The entirety of the whole "she kicks everyone's ass over and over" bit took place during a closed time loop where only she was aware!
The solution naturally presents itself, she's invulnerable when facing them because she, through trial and error built up the skill and knowledge of THEIR abilities to near omniscience but OUTSIDE of that in new and unexpected situations she would obviously nolonger seemed anywhere near as skilled!
It's awesome when solutions just pop naturally out of the text.