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3rd Feb '18 10:35:27 AM nombretomado
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%%* Frankie in the ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' webtoon "Fear Squad".

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%%* Frankie in the ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' ''Toys/MonsterHigh'' webtoon "Fear Squad".
26th Jan '18 2:48:05 PM chasemaddigan
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'', the antagonists place Goofy on their skateboard team after they notice his expert ability to compensate for his own clumsiness, placing him against his own son Max in a skateboarding championship. Naturally, Max isn't concerned as he notes himself that his dad is the most athletically challenged person in the universe before Goofy quickly proceeds to be ''really really'' good (though he had a bit of help) and to the stunned amazement of pretty much everyone there instantly becomes a school hero.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'', ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', the antagonists place Goofy on their skateboard team after they notice his expert ability to compensate for his own clumsiness, placing him against his own son Max in a skateboarding championship. Naturally, Max isn't concerned as he notes himself that his dad is the most athletically challenged person in the universe before Goofy quickly proceeds to be ''really really'' good (though he had a bit of help) and to the stunned amazement of pretty much everyone there instantly becomes a school hero.
27th Dec '17 10:24:52 AM MasamiPhoenix
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* Happens on a regular basis to Candace on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' showing a remarkable athletic prowess of the girl. A good example in "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama" where she perform impressive stunts to preserve the DVD that contains all the proof she will ever need for all of P&F's projects. We even have a kid asking her for an autograph after all of that.

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* Happens on a regular basis to Candace on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' showing a remarkable athletic prowess of the girl. A good example Ultimately subverted in "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama" where she perform impressive stunts to preserve the DVD that contains all the proof she will ever need for all of P&F's projects. projects, but then she comments that "those parkour classes really paid off." We even have a kid asking her for an autograph after all of that.
30th Jul '17 11:44:19 AM HighCrate
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* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' - After a timely rescue from bullies (well, maybe not ''that'' timely) by passing jogger Takamura, Ippo gets an impromptu BoxingLesson just for fun: punch bag, feel better. Instead, he punches the bag nearly to the ceiling and [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength splits all the skin on his knuckles]]. Turns out spending a childhood or two moving heavy fishing equipment will [[MightyGlacier build muscle]] like nobody's business.

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* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' - After a timely rescue from bullies (well, maybe not ''that'' timely) by passing jogger Takamura, Ippo gets an impromptu BoxingLesson just for fun: punch bag, feel better. Instead, he punches the bag nearly to the ceiling and [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength splits all the skin on his knuckles]]. Turns out spending a childhood or two moving heavy fishing equipment will [[MightyGlacier [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower build muscle]] like nobody's business.
19th Jul '17 10:15:14 AM Baeraad555
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* Literature/JessicaDarling gets recruited to the track team after it turns out that she can [[ItMakesSenseInContext run surprisingly fast in a fifty-pound seagull costume when there's a lovesick goose chasing her.]] For that matter, her [[{{Mascot}} being in that costume]] was a variation on this trope too - she was ''trying'' to become a [[TheCheerleader cheerleader]], but [[EpicFail only succeeded]] in impressing the coach with her ability to [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender look absolutely hilarious when falling on her face.]]
29th Apr '17 5:21:39 AM rafi
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'', the antagonists place Goofy on their skateboard team after they notice his expert ability to compensate for his own clumsiness, placing him against his own son Max in a skateboarding championship. Naturally, Max isn't concerned as he notes himself that his dad is the most athletically challenged person in the universe before Goofy quickly proceeds to be ''really really'' good (though he had a bit of help) and to the stunned amazement of pretty much everyone there instantly becomes a school hero.
** Max's comment is extra funny when one remembers that most of [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Goofy's solo cartoons]] from back in the day revolved around Goofy's ineptitude at sports.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': Po, who was previously thought to be hopelessly clumsy, inadvertently demonstrates his agility when he climbs up some shelves in order to steal some cookies.
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'', the antagonists place Goofy on their skateboard team after they notice his expert ability to compensate for his own clumsiness, placing him against his own son Max in a skateboarding championship. Naturally, Max isn't concerned as he notes himself that his dad is the most athletically challenged person in the universe before Goofy quickly proceeds to be ''really really'' good (though he had a bit of help) and to the stunned amazement of pretty much everyone there instantly becomes a school hero.
** Max's comment is extra funny when one remembers that most of [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Goofy's solo cartoons]] from back in the day revolved around Goofy's ineptitude at sports.



* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': Po, who was previously thought to be hopelessly clumsy, inadvertently demonstrates his agility when he climbs up some shelves in order to steal some cookies.



* Frankie in the ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' webtoon "Fear Squad".

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* %%* Frankie in the ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' webtoon "Fear Squad".Squad".
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Buckball Season" has Appljeack and Ranbow Dash seletionate a team for an upcoming game of buckball and found that Pinkie Pie (thanks to her agility) and Fluttershy (thanks to her long mane) are better players than them. Even Snails, normally a ButtMonkey, display a natural talent at catching balls in water buckets he's carrying.
22nd Mar '17 9:48:51 PM NoriMori
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Robinson Betty Robinson]]'s sprinting ability was discovered by a schoolteacher when she ran to catch a train.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Robinson Betty Robinson]]'s sprinting ability Robinson]], at age 16, won the first Olympic 100 metres dash for women. Her remarkable speed was discovered by a schoolteacher when she ran to catch a train.train. The way the story is told in her biography would make for a great scene in a movie:
-->''"From the elevated platform in Harvey, Illinois, Charles Price could look back up Broadway toward Thornton Township High School, where he taught biology. On that weekday afternoon in the late winter of 1928, he could see several of his students walking in small groups toward the station and one, in particular, racing in his direction. As the Illinois Central commuter train pulled in and he stepped aboard, the man thought it was unfortunate that Betty Robinson had just missed her ride home.\\
"[[InstantlyProvenWrong Price did a double take a few seconds later when the junior sat down alongisde him.]]"''
21st Mar '17 5:35:36 PM NoriMori
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Robinson Betty Robinson]]'s sprinting ability was discovered by a schoolteacher when she ran to catch a train.
15th Feb '17 5:19:21 PM Amahn
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Bender accidentally takes down the legendary wrestling robot The Masked Unit. He is subsequently recruited into robot wrestling.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Bender accidentally takes down the legendary wrestling robot The Masked Unit. He is subsequently recruited into robot wrestling. Though more of a subversion, as he's not actually good at the sport. The head of the wrestling league, and ostensibly the audience, just loves how much of a JerkAss he is. So as a crowd favorite he's scripted to win the rigged matches.
12th Jan '17 8:17:54 PM Malady
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* In ''Literature/Choosing Up Sides'', Luke wanders into the outfield of a baseball game, where he picks up a ball and hurls it about three hundred feet to home plate. Having been raised by a fundamentalist preacher who forbids sports, he's uncomfortable with the attention from everyone who wants him to pitch for the local team.

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* In ''Literature/Choosing Up Sides'', ''Literature/ChoosingUpSides'', Luke wanders into the outfield of a baseball game, where he picks up a ball and hurls it about three hundred feet to home plate. Having been raised by a fundamentalist preacher who forbids sports, he's uncomfortable with the attention from everyone who wants him to pitch for the local team.
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