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27th Jun '17 12:24:23 PM FordPrefect
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'' when the gang is talked into betting on a horse at the track and he wins. Creator/BillCosby notes, "Beginner's Luck," to the audience. Suddenly, there is an announcement that the gang's horse is disqualified, which nullifies the gang's winning while a stunned Cosby notes "That has got to be the shortest streak of Beginner's Luck in ''history''!

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'' when the gang is talked into betting on a horse at the track and he wins. Creator/BillCosby notes, "Beginner's Luck," to the audience. Suddenly, there is an announcement that the gang's horse is disqualified, which nullifies the gang's winning while a stunned Cosby notes "That has got to be the shortest streak of Beginner's Luck in ''history''! ''history''!"
12th Apr '17 3:33:54 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* An oft-quoted example comes from ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'' by Creator/MarkTwain.
-->''"The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him."''
12th Apr '17 3:28:51 AM BigJaredMonkey
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** US Chess Champion Wesley So laughingly tells a story of how he once taught chess to a class of elementary school students as part of an enrichment program. After explaining the rules to a class of 3rd graders, he chose one girl to be his opponent for a demo match in which he intended to further explain to the class how the game worked. The girl checkmated him in six moves, unknowingly falling into the so-called "Fool's Gambit" that, normally, is such an obvious ploy and one that is so easy to block that "no one but a fool" would ever try to use against an experienced player. So says he didn't expect the girl to use ''any'' of the known gambits, and thus fell for the most obvious one of all.
1st Aug '16 10:06:59 AM 24601is2460done
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* ''Literature/AshAndCinders'' When facing the Traveling Dark - creatures that disabled her brother and gave Orym a run for his money, Cinder trips and accidentally wills a burning branch to impale them when she throws up her hand to shield herself.

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* ''Literature/AshAndCinders'' When In ''Literature/AshAndCinders'', when facing the Traveling Dark - creatures that disabled her brother and gave Orym a run for his money, Cinder trips and accidentally wills a burning branch to impale them when she throws up her hand to shield herself.
1st Aug '16 10:06:27 AM 24601is2460done
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* ''Literature/AshAndCinders'' When facing the Traveling Dark - creatures that disabled her brother and gave Orym a run for his money, Cinder trips and accidentally wills a burning branch to impale them when she throws up her hand to shield herself.
5th Jun '16 7:05:17 PM LadyJaneGrey
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Compare with AchievementsInIgnorance, FallingIntoTheCockpit, LikeADuckToWater, and ReadingsAreOffTheScale (although this trope applies to a person rather than a machine).

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Compare with AchievementsInIgnorance, FallingIntoTheCockpit, LikeADuckToWater, LikeADuckTakesToWater, and ReadingsAreOffTheScale (although this trope applies to a person rather than a machine).
5th Jun '16 7:04:22 PM LadyJaneGrey
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Compare with AchievementsInIgnorance, FallingIntoTheCockpit, and ReadingsAreOffTheScale (although this trope applies to a person rather than a machine).

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Compare with AchievementsInIgnorance, FallingIntoTheCockpit, LikeADuckToWater, and ReadingsAreOffTheScale (although this trope applies to a person rather than a machine).
3rd Jun '16 8:10:00 AM Willbyr
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* ''LyricalNanoha''. As a kid fumbling around with her staff for the first time, she destroys a monster within ''minutes'', she saves multiple universes multiple times at the age of ''nine'', completely shattering the learning curve in the process, and years later as a fully trained battlemage, she's not only a literal [[TheAce ace]] (well, "[[GratuitousEnglish A's]]") but has to have [[PowerLimiter limiter upon limiter]] attached to herself and her staff at all times so as not to GodMode her enemies to death in '''seconds'''. The in-story explanation for the limiters is that a single unit is not allowed to have that many high-level mages in it, for fear of mutiny.

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* ''LyricalNanoha''.''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. As a kid fumbling around with her staff for the first time, she destroys a monster within ''minutes'', she saves multiple universes multiple times at the age of ''nine'', completely shattering the learning curve in the process, and years later as a fully trained battlemage, she's not only a literal [[TheAce ace]] (well, "[[GratuitousEnglish A's]]") but has to have [[PowerLimiter limiter upon limiter]] attached to herself and her staff at all times so as not to GodMode her enemies to death in '''seconds'''. The in-story explanation for the limiters is that a single unit is not allowed to have that many high-level mages in it, for fear of mutiny.



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24th Dec '15 9:56:31 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* Non-sports example: Our knowledge of the outer planets of our UsefulNotes/SolarSystem was helped because right off the bat as we began Space Exploration in the 1960's the outer planets properly aligned for a "grand tour" in 1977 - an alignment that only happens every 175 years. The last time it had happened was 1802, and the next time will be in 2152. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_program Voyager Probes]] were sent on this tour.

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* Non-sports example: Our knowledge of the outer planets of our UsefulNotes/SolarSystem UsefulNotes/TheSolarSystem was helped because right off the bat as we began Space Exploration in the 1960's the outer planets properly aligned for a "grand tour" in 1977 - an alignment that only happens every 175 years. The last time it had happened was 1802, and the next time will be in 2152. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_program Voyager Probes]] were sent on this tour.
24th Dec '15 9:55:57 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* Non-sports example: Our knowledge of the outer planets of our Solar system was helped that right off the bat as we began Space Exploration in the 1960's the outer planets aligned for a "grand tour" in the 1970's - an alignment that only happens every 175 years. The last time it had happened was 1802, and the next time will be in 2152.

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* Non-sports example: Our knowledge of the outer planets of our Solar system UsefulNotes/SolarSystem was helped that because right off the bat as we began Space Exploration in the 1960's the outer planets properly aligned for a "grand tour" in the 1970's 1977 - an alignment that only happens every 175 years. The last time it had happened was 1802, and the next time will be in 2152. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_program Voyager Probes]] were sent on this tour.
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