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17th May '17 4:57:27 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam: The Steel 7'', Giri (former AcePilot for [[TheEmpire the Jupiter Empire]]) initially refuses to help [[LaResistance the Crossbone Vanguard]] fight a revived Empire because he says it's not his concern anymore. Then he learns that the JE's leader is his own personal one, who twists the knife further when he shows up to kill the heroes by mocking Giri as the Empire's ''second'' best pilot. After that things are [[ItsPersonal a mite more personal]] and Giri readily joins up.

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* In ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam: The Steel 7'', Giri (former AcePilot for [[TheEmpire the Jupiter Empire]]) initially refuses to help [[LaResistance the Crossbone Vanguard]] fight a revived Empire because he says it's not his concern anymore. Then he learns that the JE's Empire's new leader is his own personal one, Someone Better, who twists the knife further when he shows up to kill the heroes by mocking Giri as the Empire's ''second'' best pilot. After that things are [[ItsPersonal a mite more personal]] and Giri readily joins up.


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* PlayedForLaughs in the LightNovel ''Do You Like Your Mother? Her Normal Attack Hits Twice at Full Power'': Masato Ohsuki joins a government project to [[TrappedInAnotherWorld go to a fantasy RPG-style world]]. To his chagrin, his overly doting mother comes along with him...and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just like the title suggests]], she turns out to be a complete badass.
13th May '17 10:02:44 PM Prometheus117
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* 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 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]].yet]]...but then [[BigBad Aku]] comes around and shows him [[ScrewDestiny he doesn't believe in destiny]]. [[KilledOffForReal Oh so very much not so]].]]
6th May '17 2:07:32 PM Tropetastic1995
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** Goku is better than everyone by the end of the 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 Super Saiyan God state, canonically the strongest power 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 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 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 this news.]]

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** Goku is better than everyone by the end of the series, nly 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 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 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 destroyed 6 universes in a fit (in comparison, Kid Buu devastated a galaxy and Beerus can 'only' only destroy several one universe in a good day), but also, Beerus and Whis, the previous record holders, wet their pants in terror of this news.]]
1st May '17 9:42:01 PM ultimomant
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** In the [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]] crossover "To Eternia - With Death!", it is shown that Superman is stronger than He-Man. Superman may be weak to magic, but if he can dodge magical attacks, then he can easily defeat even the likes of Skeletor.
30th Apr '17 4:02:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Played rather tragically in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' with Siegmeyer of Catarina's sidequest. In the world of ''Dark Souls'', TheUndead turn [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Hollow]] when they lose all sense of purpose and cross the DespairEventHorizon, and Siegmeyer keeps himself from Hollowing through his love of adventuring. He is encountered several times throughout the game, always stymied by some obstacle, and since he's a friendly character most players would of course be inclined to help him out. The problem is, after helping him several times, Siegmeyer realizes that he's basically relying on you to do everything for him and is barely making any progress on his own, and starts losing faith in his own skills. [[spoiler:Finally, in a last-ditch attempt to both repay you for all of your help and to regain some of his {{Badass}} cred, he attempts a SelfSacrificeScheme where he fights a group of [[DemonicSpiders Chaos Eaters]] by himself, allowing you to escape unharmed while he has a DyingMomentOfAwesome. Most players would again be inclined to fight alongside him and ensure his survival, but the fact that ''you'' once again ended up saving ''him'' when ''he'' was trying to save ''you'' ends up being the straw that breaks the camel's back. He Hollows out in Ash Lake, and is put down by his own daughter]].

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* Played rather tragically in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' with Siegmeyer of Catarina's sidequest. In the world of ''Dark Souls'', TheUndead turn [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Hollow]] when they lose all sense of purpose and cross the DespairEventHorizon, and Siegmeyer keeps himself from Hollowing through his love of adventuring. He is encountered several times throughout the game, always stymied by some obstacle, and since he's a friendly character most players would of course be inclined to help him out. The problem is, after helping him several times, Siegmeyer realizes that he's basically relying on you to do everything for him and is barely making any progress on his own, and starts losing faith in his own skills. [[spoiler:Finally, in a last-ditch attempt to both repay you for all of your help and to regain some of his {{Badass}} badass cred, he attempts a SelfSacrificeScheme where he fights a group of [[DemonicSpiders Chaos Eaters]] by himself, allowing you to escape unharmed while he has a DyingMomentOfAwesome. Most players would again be inclined to fight alongside him and ensure his survival, but the fact that ''you'' once again ended up saving ''him'' when ''he'' was trying to save ''you'' ends up being the straw that breaks the camel's back. He Hollows out in Ash Lake, and is put down by his own daughter]].
30th Apr '17 5:05:54 AM TheCuza
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* Played rather tragically in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' with Siegmeyer of Catarina's sidequest. In the world of ''Dark Souls'', TheUndead turn [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Hollow]] when they lose all sense of purpose and cross the DespairEventHorizon, and Siegmeyer keeps himself from Hollowing through his love of adventuring. He is encountered several times throughout the game, always stymied by some obstacle, and since he's a friendly character most players would of course be inclined to help him out. The problem is, after helping him several times, Siegmeyer realizes that he's basically relying on you to do everything for him and is barely making any progress on his own, and starts losing faith in his own skills. [[spoiler:Finally, in a last-ditch attempt to both repay you for all of your help and to regain some of his {{Badass}} cred, he attempts a SelfSacrificeScheme where he fights a group of [[DemonicSpiders Chaos Eaters]] by himself, allowing you to escape unharmed while he has a DyingMomentOfAwesome. Most players would again be inclined to fight alongside him and ensure his survival, but the fact that ''you'' once again ended up saving ''him'' when ''he'' was trying to save ''you'' ends up being the straw that breaks the camel's back. He Hollows out in Ash Lake, and is put down by his own daughter]].
29th Apr '17 12:02:48 AM troodos
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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]] 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]].Cain]] (Who had been this trope to her as well for some time, which resulted in some good-natured teasing between the two). However, in one issue of [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} 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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* [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Tim Drake]] believes that this is what motivates his successor Damian Wayne to act like a {{Jerkass}} to Cassandra Cain: Bruce [[ParentalFavoritism has always had more faith]] [[TheAce in her]].
19th Apr '17 8:49:05 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', Edwinna Elbert, Stewardess of the Ald-Ruhn Mages Guild Hall, fancies herself as one of Tamriel's top researchers of the extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], particularly their [[MechaMooks mechanical centurions]]. Even without counting the [[TheMagocracy mage lords]] of [[TheClan Great House]] [[EvilSorcerer Telvanni]] (who have had a ''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld thousand-plus year]]'' [[CantCatchUp head start]] in their Dwemer research but who also don't bother to share their research outside of their private circles), there are several others with greater knowledge of Dwemer technology in Morrowind alone. The Rat in the Pot, a pub right ''across the street'' from Edwinna's Guild Hall, is guarded by Dwemer [[SpiderMech spider centurions]] maintained by Estoril of the Thieves Guild. In the ''Tribunal'' expansion, one can meet Ignatius Flaccus in Mourhold who builds Dwemer centurions as a hobby for his warbot arena. With the ''Bloodmoon'' expansion installed, Louis Beauchamp, who stands ''right outside'' the Ald-Ruhn Mages Guild doorway, built his own Dwemer ''airship''.
8th Apr '17 7:02:39 PM ngh93
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' [[TheMovie Movie]] ''The Great Discovery'' an engine named Stanley is introduced. The narrator describes him as "Shinier, bigger and stronger than Thomas". He's also instantly popular with all the other engines ''including'' the arrogant ones like [[UpperClassTwit Gordon]] and [[JerkAss James]]. Thomas' jealousy towards Stanly (which is amusingly similar to that of Homer Simpson's attitude towards Ned Flanders, pointed out above) is a major plot driving force of the film.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' [[TheMovie Movie]] ''The Great Discovery'' ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatDiscovery'' an engine named Stanley is introduced. The narrator describes him as "Shinier, bigger and stronger than Thomas". He's also instantly popular with all the other engines ''including'' the arrogant ones like [[UpperClassTwit Gordon]] and [[JerkAss James]]. Thomas' jealousy towards Stanly Stanley (which is amusingly similar to that of Homer Simpson's attitude towards Ned Flanders, pointed out above) is a major plot driving force of the film.
4th Apr '17 12:06:51 PM gb00393
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** The show has both Jon and Theon talk about coming to terms with growing up feeling this in regards to Robb. Jon reminisces that Robb was better at fighting, riding, hunting, and being a ladies man while they were growing up together, while Theon always looked up to him and felt he stood in Robb's shadow.

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** The show has both Jon and Theon talk about coming to terms with growing up feeling this in regards to Robb. Jon reminisces that Robb was better at fighting, riding, hunting, and being a ladies man while they were growing up together, just the same way Sam feels compared to Jon, while Theon always looked up to him and felt he stood in Robb's shadow. shadow.
--> '''Jon:''' I was jealous of Robb my whole life. The way my father looked at him? I wanted that. He was better than me at everything. Fighting, and hunting, and riding. And girls. Gods, the girls loved him. I wanted to hate him, but I never could.
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