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23rd Sep '16 7:57:52 PM Valiona
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** Mizushima's twitter describes the bandaged teddy bear in Miho's room as this type of character.

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** Mizushima's twitter describes the bandaged teddy bear in Miho's room as this type of character. It's nicely demonstrated in ''Der Film'', which shows him getting beaten up by the other animals when he challenges them to a fight, and even with ThePowerOfFriendship, he can only throw a single ineffective punch that misses.


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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Elfman was this early on in the series. In spite of his preaching the value of manliness, he could only manage partial transformations, which only amounted to punching someone a bit harder, and his guildmates saw him as something of a joke. He largely overcomes this when he masters Full-Body Take Over and [[CurbStompBattle defeats Monsieur Sol]].
31st Jul '16 6:03:24 AM Vox
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* Joffrey Baratheon of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' may talk a good game, but while his father is a well-known BoisterousBruiser famed for his skill as well as his bravado, Joffrey himself is a weak, cowardly bully who can only get away with [[KickTheDog continually punting puppies]] because of his status as king. He claims to be vicious and manly, but is often put in place by his dwarf uncle Tyrion for his StupidEvil antics, and when he is disarmed by Arya Stark, he pitifully pleads for his life (though to be fair, [[LittleMissBadass Arya Stark is no ordinary little girl]]).
** Although he could be a remarkably skilled warrior if he weren't such a coward. After all, his father is the best natural swordsman in the world and he at least holds his own against Robb, who was two crucial years older than him.

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* Joffrey Baratheon of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' may talk a good game, but while his [[spoiler:alleged]] father is a well-known BoisterousBruiser famed for his skill as well as his bravado, Joffrey himself is a weak, cowardly bully who can only get away with [[KickTheDog continually punting puppies]] because of his status as king. He claims to be vicious and manly, but is often put in place by his dwarf uncle Tyrion for his StupidEvil antics, and when he is disarmed by Arya Stark, he pitifully pleads for his life (though to be fair, [[LittleMissBadass Arya Stark is no ordinary little girl]]).
** Although he could potentially be a remarkably skilled warrior if he weren't such a spoiled coward. After all, his [[spoiler:real]] father is the one of the best natural swordsman swordsmen in the world and he at least holds his own against Robb, Robb Stark, who was two crucial years older than him.
27th Jun '16 9:32:08 PM dasuberkaiser
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* [[TheNapoleon Curley]] in ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'' fills this role, coupled with a (very) minor XanatosGambit.
-->'''Candy''': S'pose Curley jumps a big guy an' licks him. Ever'body says what a game guy Curley is. And s'pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Then ever'body says the big guy oughtta pick on somebody his own size, and maybe they gang up on the big guy.
* ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial has a lot of guys like this. They're called goblins. Every goblin thinks it's the toughest thing around, even when its obviously not.
* Joffrey Baratheon of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' may talk a good game, but while his father is a well-known BoisterousBruiser famed for his skill as well as his bravado, Joffrey himself is a weak, cowardly bully who can only get away with [[KickTheDog continually punting puppies]] because of his status as king. He claims to be vicious and manly, but is often put in place by his dwarf uncle Tyrion for his StupidEvil antics, and when he is disarmed by Arya Stark, he pitifully pleads for his life (though to be fair, [[LittleMissBadass Arya Stark is no ordinary little girl]]).
** Although he could be a remarkably skilled warrior if he weren't such a coward. After all, his father is the best natural swordsman in the world and he at least holds his own against Robb, who was two crucial years older than him.
** Viserys Targaryen is very much the same, he keeps boasting that he would reclaim his kingdom one way or another, but he doesn't have the skills or the means to back it up. All he ever does is bully his sister, and is general kicked around by the Dothraki.
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* [[TheNapoleon Curley]] in ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'' fills this role, coupled with a (very) minor XanatosGambit.
-->'''Candy''': S'pose Curley jumps a big guy an' licks him. Ever'body says what a game guy Curley is. And s'pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Then ever'body says the big guy oughtta pick on somebody his own size, and maybe they gang up on the big guy.
* ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial has a lot of guys like this. They're called goblins. Every goblin thinks it's the toughest thing around, even when its obviously not.
* Joffrey Baratheon of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' may talk a good game, but while his father is a well-known BoisterousBruiser famed for his skill as well as his bravado, Joffrey himself is a weak, cowardly bully who can only get away with [[KickTheDog continually punting puppies]] because of his status as king. He claims to be vicious and manly, but is often put in place by his dwarf uncle Tyrion for his StupidEvil antics, and when he is disarmed by Arya Stark, he pitifully pleads for his life (though to be fair, [[LittleMissBadass Arya Stark is no ordinary little girl]]).
** Although he could be a remarkably skilled warrior if he weren't such a coward. After all, his father is the best natural swordsman in the world and he at least holds his own against Robb, who was two crucial years older than him.
** Viserys Targaryen is very much the same, he keeps boasting that he would reclaim his kingdom one way or another, but he doesn't have the skills or the means to back it up. All he ever does is bully his sister, and is general kicked around by the Dothraki.
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4th Jun '16 5:30:50 PM BGFU
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* In her very first appearance, Trixie from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' proclaims to be a great magician and lies about having defeated the giant bear called Ursa Major. Later, when she actually has to face against Ursa Major, she doesn't stand a chance. To make things even more painful for her, at the end of the episode it is revealed that [[spoiler:the bear she tried to fight wasn't even Ursa Major, but Ursa Minor, which is several times smaller and weaker]].
3rd May '16 2:19:05 PM CrankCase
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* Iraq under Saddam Hussein's rule, while he boasts on having one of the largest army's in the world, all he has is numbers, as his military is composed mostly of unwilling conscripts, and equipped with outdated weapons since the Cold War. Needless to say Iraq got easily curb stomped in the Persian Gulf War, and in the US invasion of Iraq.

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* Iraq under Saddam Hussein's rule, while he boasts on boasted of having one of the largest army's in the world, all he has is had was numbers, as his military is was composed mostly of unwilling conscripts, and equipped with outdated weapons since the Cold War. Needless to say Iraq got easily curb stomped in the Persian Gulf War, and in the US invasion of Iraq.
30th Apr '16 10:21:11 AM nendroid
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Can overlap with FearlessFool, MilesGloriosus, SmallNameBigEgo or SuperLoser. They may also be a KidSamurai or YoungGun who knows how to talk themselves up just enough to get themselves into serious trouble. Compare FakeUltimateHero and FeetOfClay, when the character is ''alleged'' to be strong by other people. Contrast GentleGiant, CowardlyLion, and TheSoCalledCoward. Also contrast the SmugSuper, who will usually have very good reasons to be smug, as well as the AwesomeEgo.

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Can overlap with FearlessFool, MilesGloriosus, SmallNameBigEgo SmallNameBigEgo, DirtyCoward or SuperLoser. They may also be a KidSamurai or YoungGun who knows how to talk themselves up just enough to get themselves into serious trouble. Compare FakeUltimateHero and FeetOfClay, when the character is ''alleged'' to be strong by other people. Contrast GentleGiant, CowardlyLion, and TheSoCalledCoward. Also contrast the SmugSuper, who will usually have very good reasons to be smug, as well as the AwesomeEgo.
23rd Feb '16 12:37:43 PM Chabal2
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* Self-proclaimed "strongest in Gensokyo" Cirno from ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', a stage 2 boss on a good day and a stage 1 miniboss on a bad one (in a game that usually has seven stages). Not entirely a "weakling" (considering that she is a [[RedShirt fai]][[{{Mooks}} ry]]), but not hot stuff by any means either. Fans will often take this UpToEleven and make her even weaker than she is depicted in canon.

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* Self-proclaimed "strongest in Gensokyo" Cirno from ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', a stage 2 boss on a good day and a stage 1 miniboss on a bad one (in a game that usually has seven stages). Not entirely a "weakling" (considering that she is a [[RedShirt fai]][[{{Mooks}} ry]]), but not hot stuff by any means either. Fans will often take this UpToEleven and make her even weaker than she is depicted in canon.canon (others go the other way and make her a MemeticBadass).
20th Feb '16 7:47:19 AM DarkHunter
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Patrick Colasour, who brags about being undefeated in over 2000 simulation matches ''even as his mecha is being sliced apart''. Throughout the series, he talks big and acts like an ace pilot, but always gets shot down with little fanfare. His miraculous survival of all the times he's been shot down earns him the disparaging nickname of "The Immortal Colasour", but he misses the point and thinks it's genuine praise. In a subversion, he actually does grow more competent as the series goes on, and by the end is a respectably skilled pilot, though still nowhere near AcePilot status.

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** * ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Patrick Colasour, who brags about being undefeated in over 2000 simulation matches ''even as his mecha is being sliced apart''. Throughout the series, he talks big and acts like an ace pilot, but always gets shot down with little fanfare. His miraculous survival of all the times he's been shot down earns him the disparaging nickname of "The Immortal Colasour", but he misses the point and thinks it's genuine praise. In a subversion, he actually does grow more competent as the series goes on, and by the end is a respectably skilled pilot, though still nowhere near AcePilot status.
20th Feb '16 7:47:03 AM DarkHunter
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Patrick Colasour, who brags about being undefeated in over 200 simulation matches ''even as his mecha is being sliced apart''. Throughout the series, he talks big and acts like an ace pilot, but always gets shot down with little fanfare. His miraculous survival of all the times he's been shot down earns him the disparaging nickname of "The Immortal Colasour", but he misses the point and thinks it's genuine praise. In a subversion, he actually does grow more competent as the series goes on, and by the end is a respectably skilled pilot, though still nowhere near AcePilot status.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Patrick Colasour, who brags about being undefeated in over 200 2000 simulation matches ''even as his mecha is being sliced apart''. Throughout the series, he talks big and acts like an ace pilot, but always gets shot down with little fanfare. His miraculous survival of all the times he's been shot down earns him the disparaging nickname of "The Immortal Colasour", but he misses the point and thinks it's genuine praise. In a subversion, he actually does grow more competent as the series goes on, and by the end is a respectably skilled pilot, though still nowhere near AcePilot status.
20th Feb '16 7:46:31 AM DarkHunter
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Patrick Colasour, who brags about being undefeated in over 200 simulation matches ''even as his mecha is being sliced apart''. Throughout the series, he talks big and acts like an ace pilot, but always gets shot down with little fanfare. His miraculous survival of all the times he's been shot down earns him the disparaging nickname of "The Immortal Colasour", but he misses the point and thinks it's genuine praise. In a subversion, he actually does grow more competent as the series goes on, and by the end is a respectably skilled pilot, though still nowhere near AcePilot status.
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