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2nd Dec '16 10:14:05 AM Liamdurf
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** 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 Bills 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.]]

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** 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 Bills 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.]]
1st Dec '16 11:22:43 AM JudasZala
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** This is also how Ben Roethlisberger got his start with the Pittsburgh Steelers; Tommy Maddox was injured, Ben took his place, cue 151 season and multiple Super Bowls over the next few years.

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** This is also how Ben Roethlisberger got his start with the Pittsburgh Steelers; Tommy Maddox was injured, Ben took his place, cue 151 season and multiple Super Bowls UsefulNotes/{{Super Bowl}}s over the next few years.



* 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/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.

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** In the 2016 season, Cowboys QB Tony Romo suffered a back injury during a preseason game against the Seahawks, and his replacement, Dak Prescott, guided the Cowboys to their best record (as of Week 12) since their last Super Bowl run (Super Bowl XXX). To make matters worse for Romo, he was on injured reserve the previous season.
* 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/NAtionalFootballLeague [[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 Nov '16 6:07:18 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', Stitch ends up thinking too highly of himself with his cousin catching success. Jumba, fed up with Stitch's obnoxious attitude, creates experiment 627, a red and yellow, conehead, purple-nosed experiment that looks like a bigger, badder, and worse-mannered version of Stitch but with powers from 20 different experiments but absolutely none of Stitch's weaknesses, 6 retractable arms, an extra retractable ''head'', inability to drown in water, and an ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''-based retractable mouth. As his villainous rival, 627 dances a HumiliationConga around Stitch as he bests him at everything he does. In the end, Stitch manages to outwit him by taking advantage of his extreme sense of humor and dehydrated him back into an experiment pod. Afterwards, towards the end of the episode [[{{Foreshadowing}} Jumba creates another experiment pod labeled "628" and locks it away in his vault]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', Stitch ends up thinking too highly of himself with his cousin catching success. Jumba, fed up with Stitch's obnoxious attitude, creates experiment Experiment 627, a red and yellow, conehead, purple-nosed experiment that looks like a bigger, badder, and worse-mannered version of Stitch but with powers from 20 different experiments but absolutely none of Stitch's weaknesses, 6 six retractable arms, an extra retractable ''head'', inability to drown in water, and an ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''-based retractable mouth. As his villainous rival, 627 dances a HumiliationConga around Stitch as he bests him at everything he does. In the end, Stitch manages to outwit him by taking advantage of his extreme sense of humor and dehydrated him back into an experiment pod. Afterwards, towards the end of the episode reveals that [[{{Foreshadowing}} Jumba creates has another experiment pod labeled "628" and locks it locked away in his vault]].vault]], although [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse nothing ever came of this]].
23rd Nov '16 1:36:17 AM Tron80
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** In Bronze Age story ''Comicbook/WarWorld'' Superman runs into Comicbook/TheSpectre, the embodiment of the Wrath of God in Franchise/TheDCU, and they have a short-lived... fight, if you can call him that because The Spectre is inconceivably more powerful than Superman. Clark cannot outfight him and definitely cannot outrun him.
22nd Nov '16 6:58:26 PM ironballs16
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* This was the setup for Wrestling/BrockLesnar's rematch against {{Wrestling/Goldberg}} at the 2016 ''Survivor Series'' - according to Wrestling/PaulHayman, the fact that Goldberg is the only man he hadn't beaten kept him awake at night. [[spoiler: And after a match lasting less than 2 minutes, Goldberg is now up 2-0.]]

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* This was the setup for Wrestling/BrockLesnar's rematch against {{Wrestling/Goldberg}} at the 2016 ''Survivor Series'' - according to Wrestling/PaulHayman, Wrestling/PaulHeyman, the fact that Goldberg is the only man he hadn't beaten kept him awake at night. [[spoiler: And after a match lasting less than 2 minutes, Goldberg is now up 2-0.]]
22nd Nov '16 6:57:53 PM ironballs16
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* This was the setup for Wrestling/BrockLesnar's rematch against {{Wrestling/Goldberg}} at the 2016 ''Survivor Series'' - according to Wrestling/PaulHayman, the fact that Goldberg is the only man he hadn't beaten kept him awake at night. [[spoiler: And after a match lasting less than 2 minutes, Goldberg is now up 2-0.]]
18th Nov '16 11:16:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' gives you the chance to be your rival's Someone Better. The rival is easily flustered, expects to lose most battles with you, and when the time comes to face the Elite Four and the Champion, [[GenreSavvy which anyone who's played a Pokémon game before expects to be your rival,]] [[WrongGenreSavvy it's not him/her.]] It's [[spoiler: Steven.]] Your rival does rush in after it's all over to offer advice, but ends up just standing there in awe of the fact that you won. [[spoiler: Then he/she has to stay behind because only Champions are allowed past a certain point.]]

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' gives you the chance to be your rival's Someone Better. The rival is easily flustered, expects to lose most battles with you, and when the time comes to face the Elite Four and the Champion, [[GenreSavvy which anyone who's played a Pokémon game before expects to be your rival,]] rival, [[WrongGenreSavvy it's not him/her.]] It's [[spoiler: Steven.]] Your rival does rush in after it's all over to offer advice, but ends up just standing there in awe of the fact that you won. [[spoiler: Then he/she has to stay behind because only Champions are allowed past a certain point.]]
16th Nov '16 9:15:31 AM Viira
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* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', Spike is set up as the biggest BadAss of the galaxy, matched only by his nemesis Vicious, however when [[spoiler:Ed's father]] briefly shows up toward the end of the series, he effortlessly outfights Spike.

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* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', Spike is set up as the biggest BadAss badass of the galaxy, matched only by his nemesis Vicious, however when [[spoiler:Ed's father]] briefly shows up toward the end of the series, he effortlessly outfights Spike.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Pellew Sir Edward Pellew, Lord Exmouth]] (yes, the same guy from ''Hornblower''), was a BadAss [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy Officer]] in the [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen French Revolutionary Wars]]. Which caused an embarrassing moment for his brother, Israel (also very good, just not up to his brother's level), when he captured the French Admiral at Trafalgar:

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Pellew Sir Edward Pellew, Lord Exmouth]] (yes, the same guy from ''Hornblower''), was a BadAss badass [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy Officer]] in the [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen French Revolutionary Wars]]. Which caused an embarrassing moment for his brother, Israel (also very good, just not up to his brother's level), when he captured the French Admiral at Trafalgar:
13th Nov '16 5:00:38 PM merotoker
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** Alain seems to be this to Ash in the [=XYZ=] arc. However, it is heavily {{deconstructed}} and {{subverted}} as Alain is a BrokenAce and an UnwittingPawn to Team Flare. He rarely faces any WorthyOpponent or [[VictoryIsBoring even the thrills of battles]] until he meets Ash, and finds himself in need of guidance from Ash [[spoiler: during the climax of the Team Flare arc. By the end of the series, it is '''''Alain''''' who sees [[InvertedTrope Ash as someone he could not best]], despite officially winning all his battles against him.]]

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** Alain seems to be this to Ash in the [=XYZ=] arc. However, it is heavily {{deconstructed}} {{deconstructed|Trope}} and {{subverted}} {{subverted|Trope}} as Alain is a BrokenAce and an UnwittingPawn to Team Flare. He rarely faces any WorthyOpponent or [[VictoryIsBoring even the thrills of battles]] until he meets Ash, and finds himself in need of guidance from Ash [[spoiler: during the climax of the Team Flare arc. By the end of the series, it is '''''Alain''''' who sees [[InvertedTrope Ash as someone he could not best]], despite officially winning all his battles against him.]] him]].



** 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 Bills didn't show his full power.]][[spoiler: 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.]]

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** 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 Bills didn't show his full power.]][[spoiler: 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.]]



** [[spoiler:Regular Yugi becomes this for the Pharaoh at the end of the series]].

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** [[spoiler:Regular Yugi becomes this for the Pharaoh at the end of the series]].series.]]



* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Saizou was famous for his skills and was considered to be unbeaten until he met Useful/HattoriHanzo, who frustratingly proved to be more than his match, such that [[spoiler:Hanzo was [[HoistByHisOwnPetard foiled by his own arrogance]] at the climax instead of bested in a fight.]]

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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Saizou was famous for his skills and was considered to be unbeaten until he met Useful/HattoriHanzo, who frustratingly proved to be more than his match, such that [[spoiler:Hanzo was [[HoistByHisOwnPetard foiled by his own arrogance]] at the climax instead of bested in a fight.]]fight]].



** In many ways, Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) is better than his arch-nemesis DoctorDoom, with regards to science at least; one of Doom's key driving motivations is to prove himself superior to Richards, who has always demonstrated that he's just that little bit smarter and better than Doom. In this case, the rivalry is far from unnoticed, although it's always Doom who actively plans and attempts to humiliate and subdue Reed, who is less interested in proving himself superior to Doom and in fact considers it a waste that Doom expends his still-impressive intellect on what amounts to little more than petty jealousy. It is worth noting, however, that Doom is an equally-powerful sorcerer, and is in fact more powerful than Richards in this respect. However, he still meets the basic nature of the trope, as he is obsessed with besting Richards entirely on his own terms, i.e. with science, and when he uses his formidable skills in sorcery against Richards, Richards nevertheless manages to find some way to outwit him and win. In ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', [[spoiler:Reed finally gets Doom to admit that Reed can do something better than him - saving the multiverse. This allows the Molecule Man to take away Doom's powers and give them to Reed so he can do just that]].

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** In many ways, Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) is better than his arch-nemesis DoctorDoom, ComicBook/DoctorDoom, with regards to science at least; one of Doom's key driving motivations is to prove himself superior to Richards, who has always demonstrated that he's just that little bit smarter and better than Doom. In this case, the rivalry is far from unnoticed, although it's always Doom who actively plans and attempts to humiliate and subdue Reed, who is less interested in proving himself superior to Doom and in fact considers it a waste that Doom expends his still-impressive intellect on what amounts to little more than petty jealousy. It is worth noting, however, that Doom is an equally-powerful sorcerer, and is in fact more powerful than Richards in this respect. However, he still meets the basic nature of the trope, as he is obsessed with besting Richards entirely on his own terms, i.e. with science, and when he uses his formidable skills in sorcery against Richards, Richards nevertheless manages to find some way to outwit him and win. In ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', [[spoiler:Reed finally gets Doom to admit that Reed can do something better than him - saving the multiverse. This allows the Molecule Man to take away Doom's powers and give them to Reed so he can do just that]].



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** Post-Crisis Supergirl is this to her friend Stephanie Brown, [[NeverBeAHero who always failed to measure up to other superheroes and was constantly told to stop trying]], [[TookALevelInBadass improved in almost all areas of crimefighting]] after [[LegacyCharacter she assumed the mantle of]] Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} from [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain]]. However, in one issue of her own ongoing series Kara stops by for a night together and outshines Stephanie ''in every way''. Not only does she have natural superpowers, but she is also able to understand the TechnoBabble explanation for why they are fighting {{Dracula}}, and in their civilian identities Supergirl has a much greater zeal for college life than Stephanie did. Stephanie, however, never resented Supergirl for any of this, and liked her ''even more'' because of how awesome she was.

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** Post-Crisis Supergirl is this to her friend Stephanie Brown, [[NeverBeAHero who always failed to measure up to other superheroes and was constantly told to stop trying]], [[TookALevelInBadass improved in almost all areas of crimefighting]] after [[LegacyCharacter she assumed the mantle of]] Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} from [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain]]. However, in one issue of [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} her own ongoing series series]] Kara stops by for a night together and outshines Stephanie ''in every way''. Not only does she have natural superpowers, but she is also able to understand the TechnoBabble explanation for why they are fighting {{Dracula}}, and in their civilian identities Supergirl has a much greater zeal for college life than Stephanie did. Stephanie, however, never resented Supergirl for any of this, and liked her ''even more'' because of how awesome she was.



** The symbiotes appear to have this as a biological rule, as each symbiote inherits the powers of it's parent to a greater degree. Venom is outclassed by his spawn, Carnage, who in turn is outclassed by ''his'' spawn, Toxin.
* A [[Quotes/AlwaysSomeoneBetter quote]] from ''Comicbook/SheHulk'', where the titular heroine fills this role for Titania and is the subject of her husband the Absorbing Man's lecture. She just can't beat her and it just drives her insane.
** Titania also has this with Spider-Man. When she first appeared, she beat just about everyone she went up against... until she encountered Spider-Man. Her confidence and arrogance evaporated quickly because her strength was useless against Spider-Man's speed and agility. He ran rings around her while effortlessly beating her into the ground. To add insult to injury, afterwards her villainous comrades were not the least bit surprised that Spider-Man kicked her ass...

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** The symbiotes appear to have this as a biological rule, as each symbiote inherits the powers of it's parent to a greater degree. Venom Comicbook/{{Venom}} is outclassed by his spawn, Carnage, Comicbook/{{Carnage}}, who in turn is outclassed by ''his'' spawn, Toxin.
* A [[Quotes/AlwaysSomeoneBetter quote]] from ''Comicbook/SheHulk'', where the titular heroine fills this role for Titania and is the subject of her husband the Absorbing Man's lecture. She just can't beat her and it just drives her insane.
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insane. Titania also has this with Spider-Man. When she first appeared, she beat just about everyone she went up against... until she encountered Spider-Man. Her confidence and arrogance evaporated quickly because her strength was useless against Spider-Man's speed and agility. He ran rings around her while effortlessly beating her into the ground. To add insult to injury, afterwards her villainous comrades were not the least bit surprised that Spider-Man kicked her ass...



* [[Literature/DoraWilkSeries Dora Wilk]] has this problem with she-vampires. The one time she dresses to impress and feels absolutely gorgeous, she enters a club where ''everybody'' looks better than her. This repeats itself each time she visits the place.

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* [[Literature/DoraWilkSeries Dora Wilk]] Literature/{{Dora Wilk|Series}} has this problem with she-vampires. The one time she dresses to impress and feels absolutely gorgeous, she enters a club where ''everybody'' looks better than her. This repeats itself each time she visits the place.



** The show had the [[BuffySpeak weird undefined demon-ish...thing]] The Immortal, who in his single not-quite-appearance managed to embody Spike and Angel's insecurities, by constantly one-upping them at everything they did--without even trying. He had a threesome with Darla and Drusilla while they were still seeing Angel and Spike respectively (the girls ''never'' allowed Angel or Spike to do this), and in the present day was supposed to be dating ''Buffy''. The demon world--and some of the magical world that wasn't fond of demons--fawned over him and considered him an idol. In a subversion, at the end of the episode, Spike and Angel were no more over their inferiority complex than before. Later, it is established in the in-canon ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' comics that [[spoiler:the Immortal wasn't dating Buffy, Spike and Angel had been fooled (by ''Andrew'', of all people) to keep Buffy a bit safer and because [[ItAmusedMe he thought it would be funny]]]].

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** The show had the [[BuffySpeak weird undefined demon-ish...thing]] The Immortal, who in his single not-quite-appearance managed to embody Spike and Angel's insecurities, by constantly one-upping them at everything they did--without even trying. He had a threesome with Darla and Drusilla while they were still seeing Angel and Spike respectively (the girls ''never'' allowed Angel or Spike to do this), and in the present day was supposed to be dating ''Buffy''. The demon world--and some of the magical world that wasn't fond of demons--fawned over him and considered him an idol. In a subversion, at the end of the episode, Spike and Angel were no more over their inferiority complex than before. Later, it is established in the in-canon ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' ''ComicBook/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' comics that [[spoiler:the Immortal wasn't dating Buffy, Spike and Angel had been fooled (by ''Andrew'', of all people) to keep Buffy a bit safer and because [[ItAmusedMe he thought it would be funny]]]].



* ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' episode "A Game of Pool" combines this with a case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor when a pool player wishes he could play one game with a deceased pool champ and defeat him so that he can be considered the best in the world. He suddenly gets challenged to a game by the ghost of said champ with the stakes being that if he wins he will be considered the best in the world, but if he loses he will die. He wins, [[spoiler:but finds out that it means taking the previous champ's place and having to spend the afterlife defending his title until someone else defeats him]].
** Remade for [[Series/TheTwilightZone1985 the 80's version]], where as intended by the original author, he loses [[spoiler:but discovers that the "death" is only metaphorical. If he'd won, he would've been remembered forever]].

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* ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' episode "A Game of Pool" combines this with a case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor when a pool player wishes he could play one game with a deceased pool champ and defeat him so that he can be considered the best in the world. He suddenly gets challenged to a game by the ghost of said champ with the stakes being that if he wins he will be considered the best in the world, but if he loses he will die. He wins, [[spoiler:but finds out that it means taking the previous champ's place and having to spend the afterlife defending his title until someone else defeats him]].
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him]]. Remade for [[Series/TheTwilightZone1985 the 80's version]], where as intended by the original author, he loses [[spoiler:but discovers that the "death" is only metaphorical. If he'd won, he would've been remembered forever]].



* VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog:

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had the {{ninja}} Kyodai Ken appear in two episodes: "Night of the Ninja" and "Day of the Samurai." Both times, Kyodai is built up as a fighter Batman cannot hope to beat. Batman beats him the first time by holding back until he can beat Kyodai without revealing his secret identity. The second time, he uses hidden armor to keep Kyodai from using a deadly pressure-point strike on him.
** Making it even more appropriate, the words "Always Someone Better" appear in the episode.
** The first episode plays out as if Bruce simply has performance anxiety while fighting someone on his own level in front of others. During a flashback of him and Kyodai training in the dojo, Kyodai soundly defeats him in front of their master and class. The fight at the climax of the episode plays out more or less the same way until some padding falls on top of Bruce's love interest, leaving her unharmed but obstructing her view of the fight.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': The {{ninja}} Kyodai Ken appear in two episodes: "Night of the Ninja" and "Day of the Samurai." Both times, Kyodai is built up as a fighter Batman cannot hope to beat. Batman beats him the first time by holding back until he can beat Kyodai without revealing his secret identity. The second time, he uses hidden armor to keep Kyodai from using a deadly pressure-point strike on him.
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him. Making it even more appropriate, the words "Always Someone Better" appear in the episode.
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episode. The first episode plays out as if Bruce simply has performance anxiety while fighting someone on his own level in front of others. During a flashback of him and Kyodai training in the dojo, Kyodai soundly defeats him in front of their master and class. The fight at the climax of the episode plays out more or less the same way until some padding falls on top of Bruce's love interest, leaving her unharmed but obstructing her view of the fight.



* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is able to overcome everything the series throws at him with strength, skill, and his divine blade. Until he encounters the Guardian who protects a time portal. The Guardian quickly proves to be too much for Jack -- by the end of their fight Jack is an unconscious mess while the worst the Guardian has suffered is ClothingDamage. The Guardian boasts that only one man is destined to defeat him and use the portal, and Jack is ''not'' that man. [[spoiler:[[FutureBadass Not yet]].]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack is able to overcome everything the series throws at him with strength, skill, and his divine blade. Until he encounters the Guardian who protects a time portal. The Guardian quickly proves to be too much for Jack -- by the end of their fight Jack is an unconscious mess while the worst the Guardian has suffered is ClothingDamage. The Guardian boasts that only one man is destined to defeat him and use the portal, and Jack is ''not'' that man. [[spoiler:[[FutureBadass Not yet]].]]



* JohnLennon hesitated and gave it a great deal of thought before asking PaulMcCartney to join his band...because Paul was just too good and he was afraid of being overshadowed. Fortunately Lennon decided what was best for his band overall trumped what was better for him.

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* JohnLennon hesitated and gave it a great deal of thought before asking PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney to join his band...because Paul was just too good and he was afraid of being overshadowed. Fortunately Lennon decided what was best for his band overall trumped what was better for him.



** Similarly in Yugoslavia, people felt this way about the Serbs, who they believe the government favored over other ethnic groups like Croats and Macedonians. Cue TheYugoslavWars.

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** Similarly in Yugoslavia, people felt this way about the Serbs, who they believe the government favored over other ethnic groups like Croats and Macedonians. Cue TheYugoslavWars.UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars.
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** Touma Kamijou ''and'' Accelerator to Shiage Hamazura. Despite being a Grade-A {{Badass}} in his own right, Touma and Accelerator overshadow him. Touma is a ButtMonkey, but Shiage's luck is even worse. Shiage doesn't hate them, instead seeing them as role models.

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** Touma Kamijou ''and'' Accelerator to Shiage Hamazura. Despite being a Grade-A {{Badass}} Badass in his own right, Touma and Accelerator overshadow him. Touma is a ButtMonkey, but Shiage's luck is even worse. Shiage doesn't hate them, instead seeing them as role models.
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