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13th Jan '17 10:49:56 PM ShorinBJ
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** According to Obi-Wan, Lorena is hardly a bad Jedi. In fact he admits that save for a lack of self-confidence she was well on her way towards being a good Jedi Knight. The problem is that she choose to compare herself to a Skywalker.

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** According to Obi-Wan, Lorena is hardly a bad Jedi. In fact he admits that save for a lack of self-confidence she was is well on her way towards being a good Jedi Knight. The problem is that she choose chooses to compare herself to a Skywalker.
13th Jan '17 10:43:29 PM ShorinBJ
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-->'''Miyagi:''' Why? Fighting fighting. Same same.\\

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-->'''Miyagi:''' Why? Fighting Fighting, fighting. Same Same, same.\\
13th Jan '17 10:41:25 PM ShorinBJ
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** Whatever new skill Vegeta manages to acquire, he always ends up falling behind Goku. His sense of jealousy and rivalry gets increasingly bitter since Goku doesn't care and treats him like an old friend. Also Goku is a good guy who can almost treat gods on a first-name basis, while Vegeta [[spoiler:ends up in hell after his HeroicSacrifice]]. At the end of the anime, he seems to have found some peace in always playing second fiddle to Goku.
** Tien was much like Vegeta when he was first introduced. He was the star pupil of the Crane Hermit who boasted about being better than the Turtle School and went through almost the entire 22nd World Martial Tournament talking about how much better he was compared to everyone. Then he got matched against Goku who proved to be his match. After that Goku, Tien spent his entire life trying to surpass Goku, although he was ''nowhere'' near as bitter about it as Vegeta and accepted earlier on that he would never surpass Goku and instead focused on bettering himself as a marital artist.

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** Whatever new skill Vegeta manages to acquire, he always ends up falling behind Goku. His sense of jealousy and rivalry gets increasingly bitter since Goku doesn't care and treats him like an old friend. Also Also, Goku is a good guy who can almost treat gods on a first-name basis, while Vegeta [[spoiler:ends up in hell Hell after his HeroicSacrifice]]. At the end of the anime, he seems to have found some peace in always playing second fiddle to Goku.
** Tien was much like Vegeta when he was first introduced. He was the star pupil of the Crane Hermit Hermit, who boasted about being better than the Turtle School and went through almost the entire 22nd World Martial Tournament talking about how much better he was compared to everyone. Then he got matched against Goku Goku, who proved to be his match. After that Goku, that, Tien spent his entire life trying to surpass Goku, although he was ''nowhere'' near as bitter about it as Vegeta and accepted earlier on that he would never surpass Goku catch up and instead focused on bettering himself as a marital martial artist.



** This was the reason Muten Roshi went undercover to test his students in the Tenkaichi Budokai. It becomes a recurring facet in the series, as characters like Tien, Piccolo, Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and Buu appear, each being the strongest opponent Goku has ever faced when they're introduced. Goku even calls out Frieza's ignorance on the subject when fighting against him on Namek.
** Goku is better than everyone by the end of the series. Only for it to subverted when Beerus, the God of Destruction, turns up, easily beats everyone including Goku's Super Saiyan 3 state, and even [[spoiler: the Super Saiyan God state, canonically the strongest power up in the series]] only manages to bring him to 70% of his power and still lose. [[spoiler: And it turns out that there's his master Whis, and eleven other universes' Gods of Destructions who are stronger than him, the former stated and the latter implied, combined with the fact that Beerus didn't show his full power. And then, there is the Omni-King, who is THE ruler of the MULTIVERSE, and has such power to back it up that not only he destroyed 6 universes in a fit(in comparison, Kid Buu devastated a galaxy and Beerus can 'only' destroy several in a good day) , but also, Beerus and Whis, the previous record holders, wet their pants in terror of his news.]]
** Invoked by Mr. Popo to Goku after he beats King Piccolo. Mr. Popo chews Goku out for being so arrogant and thinking that he was the strongest man in the world after beating King Piccolo, telling him point-blank that no matter how strong Goku becomes, there will ''always'' be someone better.

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** This was the reason Muten Roshi went undercover to test his students in the Tenkaichi Budokai.Budokai; he didn't want them getting lazy, thinking they'd already reached the top. It becomes a recurring facet in the series, as characters like Tien, Piccolo, Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and Buu appear, each being the strongest opponent Goku has ever faced when they're introduced. Goku even calls out Frieza's ignorance on the subject when fighting against him on Namek.
** Goku is better than everyone by the end of the series. Only series, nly for it to subverted when Beerus, the God of Destruction, turns up, easily beats everyone including Goku's Super Saiyan 3 state, and even [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Super Saiyan God state, canonically the strongest power up in the series]] only manages to bring him to 70% of his power and still lose. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And it turns out that there's his master Whis, and eleven other universes' Gods of Destructions Destruction who are stronger than him, the former stated and the latter implied, combined with the fact that Beerus didn't show his full power. And then, there is the Omni-King, who is THE ruler of the MULTIVERSE, and has such power to back it up that he not only he destroyed 6 universes in a fit(in fit (in comparison, Kid Buu devastated a galaxy and Beerus can 'only' destroy several in a good day) , day), but also, Beerus and Whis, the previous record holders, wet their pants in terror of his this news.]]
** Invoked by Mr. Popo to Goku after he beats King Piccolo. Mr. Popo chews Goku out for being so arrogant and thinking that he was the strongest man in the world after beating King Piccolo, telling him point-blank that no matter how strong Goku he becomes, there will ''always'' be someone better.
7th Jan '17 8:42:42 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadTheWeird'', Yoon Tae-goo, "The Weird" is this to Park Chang-yi, "The Bad".
3rd Jan '17 6:54:37 AM alspawn
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* In one episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', Blanche gets Dorothy some temp work at her museum, and becomes extremely insecure and jealous when Dorothy seems to be doing the job better than her almost immediately.
21st Dec '16 9:43:45 PM JapaneseTeeth
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** Once again, the player character ends up being one of these in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', and the parallels to the Gen 1 Rival are even ''more'' pronounced. Not only will you always be a step ahead of Hau in terms of completing the island trials, but you'll actually end up with the starter that's strong against his. But the greatest parallel is [[spoiler: after you've become the Champion and have to defend your title. Remember how in ''Red'' and ''Blue'' you fought your way through the Elite Four only to find that your rival and beaten you to it? This time, it happens again, only this time you're the one who got there first. The first title defense battle is ''always'' against Hau.]] He stays upbeat for the most part, but as you continued to defeat him, he gets visibly more frustrated at the fact that he can't beat you.

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** Once again, the player character ends up being one of these in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', and the parallels to the Gen 1 Rival are even ''more'' pronounced. Not only will you always be a step ahead of Hau in terms of completing the island trials, but you'll actually end up with the starter that's strong against his. But the greatest parallel is [[spoiler: after you've become the Champion and have to defend your title. Remember how in ''Red'' and ''Blue'' you fought your way through the Elite Four only to find that your rival and had beaten you to it? This time, it happens again, only this time you're the one who got there first. The first title defense battle is ''always'' against Hau.]] He stays upbeat for the most part, but as you continued to defeat him, he gets visibly more frustrated at the fact that he can't beat you.
21st Dec '16 9:41:36 PM JapaneseTeeth
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** Once again, the player character ends up being one of these in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', and the parallels to the Gen 1 Rival are even ''more'' pronounced. Not only will you always be a step ahead of Hau in terms of completing the island trials, but you'll actually end up with the starter that's strong against his. But the greatest parallel is [[spoiler: after you've become the Champion and have to defend your title. Remember how in ''Red'' and ''Blue'' you fought your way through the Elite Four only to find that your rival and beaten you to it? This time, it happens again, only this time you're the one who got there first. The first title defense battle is ''always'' against Hau.]] He stays upbeat for the most part, but as you continued to defeat him, he gets visibly more frustrated at the fact that he can't beat you.
15th Dec '16 1:55:28 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has both Jon and Theon talk about coming to terms with growing up in Robb's shadow.
14th Dec '16 4:02:11 AM Hoki
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* Many basketball greats back in the 90's like Karl Malone and Charles Barkley have led their respective teams to the [=NBA=] playoffs multiple times, with these two players going all the way to the finals. The last hurdle that they had to face for a championship trophy was a guy named Creator/MichaelJordan, and this guy proved to be an insurmountable hurdle for both players.
**Jordan himself, during the early years of his career, would lead the Bulls to the Eastern Conference finals several times, only to run into the "Bad Boys" Detroit Pistons led by Isaiah Thomas, who proceeded to stop them dead cold in their tracks. Their dominance over Jordan and the Bulls was short lived, however, when Jordan and his team found a way to go around their infamous "Jordan Rules" defense.
10th Dec '16 11:52:33 AM Madrugada
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* In "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce, the title character is a tough guy who learns a lesson at the end of the song when he gets beaten up by an even tougher guy. (In fact, Croce wrote another song called "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" that had an almost identical story.)

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* In Creator/JimCroce, twice, in two different songs:
**In
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce, the title character is a tough guy who learns a lesson at the end of the song when he gets beaten up by an even tougher guy. (In fact, Croce wrote another song called guy.
--> And it's bad, bad Leroy Brown\\
The baddest man in the whole damned town\\
Badder than old King Kong\\
And meaner than a junkyard dog\\
...\\
Well the two men took to fighting\\
And when they pulled them from the floor\\
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle\\
With a couple of pieces gone
**In
"You Don't Mess Around With Jim" that had an almost identical story.)Jim", Jim is a pool hustler who takes on and thoroughly beats all comers. Until one of them, Willie [=McCoy=] (who goes by "Slim") comes back around to get his money back. The final line of the chorus changes from "You don't mess around with Jim " to "You don't mess around with Slim."
--> ''Yeah, big Jim got his hat\\
Find out where it's at\\
And it's not hustlin' people strange to you\\
Even if you do got a two-piece custom-made pool cue.
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