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6th May '16 3:31:22 PM mkrgolf
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* Mandark in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' is originally introduced as one of these, smarter and more efficient than Dexter in nearly every field imaginable (to the point of being able to read Dexter's mind), and he even has a not-so-secret laboratory that's even larger than Dexter's. However, once Dexter discovers Mandark's weakness, a crippling infatuation with his older sister [[TheDitz DeeDee]], the tables were turned rather quickly. In subsequent appearances, Mandark's competence as TheRival was entirely dependent on the needs of the episode.

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* Mandark in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' is originally introduced as one of these, smarter and more efficient than Dexter in nearly every field imaginable (to the point of being able to read Dexter's mind), and he even has a not-so-secret laboratory that's even larger than Dexter's. However, once Dexter discovers Mandark's weakness, a crippling infatuation with his older sister [[TheDitz DeeDee]], Dee Dee]], the tables were turned rather quickly. In subsequent appearances, Mandark's competence as TheRival was entirely dependent on the needs of the episode.



** In Dee-Dee's ballet class, a girl named Lala-Vava was this to her. Both she and Dee-Dee compete in a ballet recital, only for them to drop their rivalry and go to the mall.

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** In Dee-Dee's Dee Dee's ballet class, a girl named Lala-Vava Lalavava was this to her. Both she and Dee-Dee Dee Dee compete in a ballet recital, only for them to drop their rivalry and go to the mall.
6th May '16 3:49:12 AM reddean
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' certainly has a few cases of this. Firstly Bucky is portrayed as an unstoppable killing machine, yet T'Challa defeats him ''three'' times. Then he himself is defeated by Captain America in another case of AlwaysSomeoneBetter.
5th May '16 8:36:42 AM SnowyWolf
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* Anyone with an overachieving sibling. It's a pretty good way to develop an inferiority complex.
26th Apr '16 6:53:34 PM XSpectreGreyX
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** This is weirdly inconsistent with Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett) and Sabretooth (Victor Creed). Sometimes, it's made clear that Wolverine will always be better than Sabretooth and that's why Creed hates Logan. Other times, Creed us better than Logan and this is why he's such a big threat despite his really low ambitions. It's wildly inconsistent and depends on what story you're reading, but is inexplicably constantly brought up. For what it's worth, it was retconned years down the line that Sabretooth was Charles Xavier's first choice for the X-Men, but after finding out he wasn't willing to change his ways, he reneged on that.
19th Apr '16 8:48:49 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The Minnesota Vikings were an earlier example, reaching the Super Bowl four times in eight years (IV, VIII, IX, and XI) and losing each time (to the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Oakland Raiders, respectively). They and the Bills are tied for the most Super Bowl losses in league history without winning one.
** The Denver Broncos matched this record, losing four Super Bowls (three under John Elway), until finally winning back-to-back Super Bowls in 1998 and 1999.
** Plenty of all-time great players, Barry Sanders, Dan Fouts and Dan Marino for three examples, never won (or in the case of the first two, ever reached) the Super Bowl.

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** * The Minnesota Vikings were an earlier example, reaching reached the Super Bowl four times in eight years (IV, VIII, IX, and XI) and losing each time (to the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Oakland Raiders, respectively). They and the Bills are tied for the most Super Bowl losses in league history without winning one.
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one. The Denver Broncos matched this record, losing four Super Bowls (three under John Elway), until finally winning back-to-back Super Bowls in 1998 and 1999.
** * Plenty of all-time great players, Barry Sanders, Dan Fouts and Dan Marino for three examples, never won (or in the case of the first two, ever reached) the Super Bowl.



** It's been suggested that schools like Harvard made changes to admit students without top grades who excelled in other ways to deal with that very problem. They needed someone to be at the bottom of the class who wouldn't mess up the quad by [[DrivenToSuicide blowing their brains out.]]
19th Apr '16 10:09:04 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** The Denver Broncos matched this record, losing four Super Bowls (three under John Elway), until finally winning back-to-back Super Bowls in 1998 and 1999.
** Plenty of all-time great players, Barry Sanders, Dan Fouts and Dan Marino for three examples, never won (or in the case of the first two, ever reached) the Super Bowl.
11th Apr '16 6:56:10 PM arsepoetica
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* F. Scott Fitzgerald seems to have looked at Hemingway this way, and while Hemingway was much more prolific and critically acclaimed when both were alive, try finding any list of "Best American Novels" or "Best Novels of the 20th Century" that doesn't have ''The Great Gatsby'' on the list, probably in the top ten. Sadly, Fitzgerald never lived to see the acclaim his magnum opus would one day earn.
28th Mar '16 3:50:25 PM JudasZala
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** Drew Bledsoe in 2001, after leading the Patriots to a Super Bowl, he gets hurt and replaced by [[ItWillNeverCatchOn some 6th-round draft pick]] named Tom Brady.
** 49ers quarterback Alex Smith sat out one week with an injury and his backup Colin Kaepernick led the team to the Super Bowl.
* This would sadly be the story of the Buffalo Bills during their AFC reign in the 90s. Despite being the best AFC team in the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball NFL]] and going to four straight UsefulNotes/{{Super Bowl}}s, every NFC team they faced was always better, including the Dallas Cowboys, whom would go on to have the dynasty the Buffalo Bills were denied, including getting a Super Bowl win over their rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, whom was always the better NFL team during the 70s.

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** Drew Bledsoe in 2001, after leading the Patriots to a Super Bowl, he gets hurt and replaced by [[ItWillNeverCatchOn some 6th-round draft pick]] named Tom Brady.
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** 49ers quarterback Alex Smith sat out one week with an injury and his backup Colin Kaepernick led the team to the Super Bowl.
Bowl XLVII.
* This would sadly be the story of the Buffalo Bills during their AFC reign in the 90s. Despite being the best AFC team in the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball [[UsefulNotes/NAtionalFootballLeague NFL]] and going to four straight UsefulNotes/{{Super Bowl}}s, every NFC team they faced was always better, including the Dallas Cowboys, whom would go on to have the dynasty the Buffalo Bills were denied, including getting a Super Bowl win over their rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, whom was always the better NFL team during the 70s.
28th Mar '16 2:25:19 PM Jhonny
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* Despite being just as outspoken as his brother, Peter Hitchens has never been quite on the same level of charm, wit and conversation as Christopher Hitchens. Which is perhaps one reason why he holds almost every single contrary opinion to his brother's.

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* Despite being just as outspoken as his brother, Peter Hitchens has never been quite on the same level of charm, wit and conversation as Christopher Hitchens. Creator/ChristopherHitchens. Which is perhaps one reason why he holds almost every single contrary opinion to his brother's.brother's - though they agreed on a very limited set of issues (sometimes arriving there from exactly opposite starting points) such as their dislike for Bill and Hillary Clinton.
26th Mar '16 9:08:17 AM nombretomado
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* In {{Cricket}}, referring to a batsman as someone's "bunny" means that they consistently get out to that particular bowler [[note]]however, if they are simply a "bunny" or "rabbit" without the possessive, that just means they are a poor batsman.[[/note]] - the most famous case of this was probably Daryl Cullinan as Shane Warne's bunny - Warne's domination was so great that Cullinan ended up ''in therapy''. [[http://www.alloutcricket.com/cricket/features/the-ten-bunnies This article has some more examples.]]

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* In {{Cricket}}, UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}}, referring to a batsman as someone's "bunny" means that they consistently get out to that particular bowler [[note]]however, if they are simply a "bunny" or "rabbit" without the possessive, that just means they are a poor batsman.[[/note]] - the most famous case of this was probably Daryl Cullinan as Shane Warne's bunny - Warne's domination was so great that Cullinan ended up ''in therapy''. [[http://www.alloutcricket.com/cricket/features/the-ten-bunnies This article has some more examples.]]
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