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25th Jan '16 6:29:24 AM direguy
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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in the world, all he has is numbers, as his military is composed mostly of unwilling conscripts, and equipped with outdated weapons since the Cold War.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.
25th Jan '16 6:22:06 AM direguy
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** 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.
1st Jan '16 11:57:17 AM Goldfritha
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[[folder:Web Comics]] * In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', Anti-Madeline is the Evil Side of Madeline ThePaladin, and about three inches high. Can be extremely belligerent, though incapable of fighting just about any character. [[/folder]]
14th Dec '15 2:54:16 PM Specialist290
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Can overlap with FearlessFool, MilesGloriosus, SmallNameBigEgo or SuperLoser. 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 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.
4th Sep '15 1:23:19 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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cleaning Captain Obvious trope sinkhole use, project thread here
* [[MisterMuffykins Small dogs]] fit this trope. Vets call it BDLDLDL: Big Dog, Little Dog, [[CaptainObvious Little Dog Lost]].
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* [[MisterMuffykins Small dogs]] fit this trope. Vets call it BDLDLDL: Big Dog, Little Dog, [[CaptainObvious Little Dog Lost]].Lost.
9th Aug '15 4:21:23 PM DDE
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* On a much more general note, the entire credo of Axis powers in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII World War II]] was this: Germany, Italy, Japan and [[Heel-Face Revolving Door their ally of convenience the Soviet Union]] were unsatisfied by themselves having less power than the established colonial empires and the United States, so they started a war.
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* On a much more general note, the entire credo of Axis powers in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII World War II]] was this: Germany, Italy, Japan and [[Heel-Face Revolving Door [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor their ally of convenience the Soviet Union]] were unsatisfied by themselves having less power than the established colonial empires and the United States, so they started a war.
9th Aug '15 4:20:44 PM DDE
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** Another is the infamous ''[[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Yamato]]''[[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun -class]]. Yes, it was the biggest, baddest, and with the biggest guns. But at the time the two ships (one more was finished as a carrier) were ready to sail against the YanksWithTanks, the latter had smaller, faster, more efficient battleships with guns quite capable of hurting the Japanese giants - as well as radars linked to electromechanical computers allowing them to [[ColdSniper do so at night, from over the horizon]]; and there were several times more such Allied battleships. The fact that [[DeathFromAbove carrier aviation]] had obsoleted battleships altogether was incidental to their defeat. ** ''Bismarck'' is another good example: while it outmatched anything the Royal Navy had on a ship-by-ship basis, it ''[[ZergRush was confronted by the entire Royal Navy]].
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** Another is the infamous ''[[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Yamato]]''[[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun -class]]. Yes, it was the biggest, baddest, and with [[{{BFG}} the biggest guns. guns]]. But at the time the two ships (one more was finished as a carrier) were ready to sail against the YanksWithTanks, the latter had smaller, faster, more efficient battleships with guns [[ArmorPiercingAttack quite capable of hurting the Japanese giants giants]] - as well as radars linked to electromechanical computers allowing them to [[ColdSniper do so at night, night and from over the horizon]]; and there were several times more such Allied battleships. The fact that [[DeathFromAbove carrier aviation]] had obsoleted battleships altogether was incidental to their defeat. ** ''Bismarck'' is another good example: while it outmatched anything the Royal Navy had on a ship-by-ship basis, it ''[[ZergRush was confronted by the entire Royal Navy]].Navy]]''.

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** Another is the infamous ''[[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Yamato]]''[[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun -class]]. Yes, it was the biggest, baddest, and with the biggest guns. But at the time the two ships (one * On a much more was finished as a carrier) were ready to sail against the YanksWithTanks, the latter had smaller, faster, more efficient battleships with guns quite capable of hurting the Japanese giants - as well as radars linked to electromechanical computers allowing them to [[ColdSniper do so at night, from over the horizon]]; and there were several times more such Allied battleships. The fact that [[DeathFromAbove carrier aviation]] had obsoleted battleships altogether was incidental to their defeat. ** ''Bismarck'' is another good example: while it outmatched anything the Royal Navy had on a ship-by-ship basis, it ''[[ZergRush was confronted by general note, the entire Royal Navy]].credo of Axis powers in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII World War II]] was this: Germany, Italy, Japan and [[Heel-Face Revolving Door their ally of convenience the Soviet Union]] were unsatisfied by themselves having less power than the established colonial empires and the United States, so they started a war.
9th Aug '15 4:14:41 PM DDE
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* This is/was a common pattern in FlauntingYourFleets: the less industrially capable the country is, the more ambitious super-battleship it attempts to produce or order. ** One example of this logic is the ill-fated ''Rio de Janeiro'', the only dreadnought with ''[[MoreDakka seven]]'' [[MoreDakka turrets]], which was not complete by the time the [[LensmanArmsRace South American dreadnought race]] was over, was sold to the Turks, and then appropriated by the BritsWithBattleships who were building it at the outbreak of the Great War. ** Another is the infamous ''[[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Yamato]]''[[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun -class]]. Yes, it was the biggest, baddest, and with the biggest guns. But at the time the two ships (one more was finished as a carrier) were ready to sail against the YanksWithTanks, the latter had smaller, faster, more efficient battleships with guns quite capable of hurting the Japanese giants - as well as radars linked to electromechanical computers allowing them to [[ColdSniper do so at night, from over the horizon]]; and there were several times more such Allied battleships. The fact that [[DeathFromAbove carrier aviation]] had obsoleted battleships altogether was incidental to their defeat. ** ''Bismarck'' is another good example: while it outmatched anything the Royal Navy had on a ship-by-ship basis, it ''[[ZergRush was confronted by the entire Royal Navy]]. ** Have you ever heard of the ''[[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Sovietsky Soyuz]]''-[[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets class battleships]]? It was slightly bigger than the ''Bismarck'', but none of the four hulls were anywhere near completion by the time of the German invasion, and they were likely to be plagued by technical problems, since the Soviet Union was rebuilding its capital ship design school from scratch while permitting extreme size creep.
27th Jun '15 7:37:34 AM GeneralSpecific
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* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman]] talks a big game, but when it comes to actual combat, he usually can't follow through. In one notable example, one mild slap from Kyle sends him crying to his mom. Though this could be a subversion as it is clear sometimes he does this solely to gain sympathy.
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* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Eric Cartman]] Cartman talks a big game, but when it comes to actual combat, he usually can't follow through. In one notable example, one mild slap from Kyle sends him crying to his mom. Though this could be a subversion as it is clear sometimes he does this solely to gain sympathy.

* When drunk, [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]] boasts he can beat up Liam Neeson.
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': When drunk, [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter Griffin]] Griffin boasts he can beat up Liam Neeson.

* Christian Weston Chandler, creator of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', often tries to pick fights. However, given that he has no fighting skill and the muscle content of a toddler, he obviously can't back up his threats. * If you have a little brother, he will always seem like this to you.

* Richard Gale, a short, skinny bully who decided he was tough enough to [[BullyingADragon start punching Casey Heynes, a bigger kid,]] with impunity. Then Casey, thereafter known as ''Zangief Kid'', suplexed him into the pavement with a lack of effort bordering on laziness. Half the reason the video went viral was because of this trope. (The other half goes to BullyHunter, probably}.
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* Richard Gale, a short, skinny bully who decided he was tough enough to [[BullyingADragon start punching Casey Heynes, a bigger kid,]] with impunity. Then Casey, thereafter known as ''Zangief Kid'', suplexed him into the pavement with a lack of effort bordering on laziness. Half the reason the video went viral was because of this trope. (The trope (the other half goes to BullyHunter, probably}.probably).

27th Jun '15 2:58:02 AM EgoProxy
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* Richard Gale, a short, skinny bully who decided he was tough enough to [[BullyingADragon start punching Casey Heynes, a bigger kid,]] with impunity. Then Casey, thereafter known as ''Zangief Kid'', suplexed him into the pavement with a lack of effort bordering on laziness. Half the reason the video went viral was because of this trope. (The other half goes to BullyBuster}.
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* Richard Gale, a short, skinny bully who decided he was tough enough to [[BullyingADragon start punching Casey Heynes, a bigger kid,]] with impunity. Then Casey, thereafter known as ''Zangief Kid'', suplexed him into the pavement with a lack of effort bordering on laziness. Half the reason the video went viral was because of this trope. (The other half goes to BullyBuster}.BullyHunter, probably}.
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