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12th Jan '18 7:20:21 PM donwarr1995
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* ''Series/TheGreatBritishBakeOff'':
** The weekly Star Baker title confers absolutely no prize or benefit to the recipient whatsoever, and--as a few of the finalists have discovered to their chagrin--even winning it multiple times in a row is no guarantee of ultimate success.
** The overall series title, as noted, is also a Bragging Rights Reward, though at least the winner gets a trophy. The exposure and associations of having won such a competition often bring their own rewards, of course.
** There is also the excitement contests feel when Paul doles out a handshake for a job particularly well done.
29th Dec '17 2:50:52 AM Cryoclaste
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* SonicRiders and its sequel Zero Gravity play with / subvert this trope. The big prize is Super Sonic (more precisely, the Extreme Gear "Chaos Emerald" available for Sonic, allowing him to go Super during the race). Both games require you to [[HundredPercentCompletion complete every single mission with an S Rank]], with some of missions being already hard to complete period. As for the reward, it has its flaws: unlike other characters, Sonic needs 50 rings to go Super (walking when out of enough rings, even starting that way in the sequel) and while he's quite fast in that mode, accelerating burns your rings - your fuel - rapidly. This is worse in the sequel, where using Gravity Control (essential for winning) depletes them even faster. So Super Sonic is a mixed bag / LethalJokeCharacter in the first game, [[JokeCharacter not so much in the second]].

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* SonicRiders ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' and its sequel Zero Gravity play with / subvert this trope. The big prize is Super Sonic (more precisely, the Extreme Gear "Chaos Emerald" available for Sonic, allowing him to go Super during the race). Both games require you to [[HundredPercentCompletion complete every single mission with an S Rank]], with some of missions being already hard to complete period. As for the reward, it has its flaws: unlike other characters, Sonic needs 50 rings to go Super (walking when out of enough rings, even starting that way in the sequel) and while he's quite fast in that mode, accelerating burns your rings - your fuel - rapidly. This is worse in the sequel, where using Gravity Control (essential for winning) depletes them even faster. So Super Sonic is a mixed bag / LethalJokeCharacter in the first game, [[JokeCharacter not so much in the second]].
28th Dec '17 5:40:19 AM catmuto
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* In the first ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'', the upgrade you get as a reward for getting max rank on every battle mode challenge would qualify. It's by far the hardest camera upgrade to unlock, and while it would have been quite useful early on (it gives you infinite ammo), by the time you complete this challenge you've probably already gotten the game's InfinityPlusOneSword and beaten the game on the hardest difficulty.

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* In ''Franchise/FatalFrame''
** The special function that allows
the first ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'', player to take pictures without wasting film. Depending on the upgrade you get as a reward for getting max game, it's either called ''None'' or ''Infinity''. Depending on the game, it's unlocked by completing all Battle Mode missions with the highest rank on every battle mode challenge would qualify. It's by far the hardest camera upgrade to unlock, and while it would have been quite useful early on (it gives you infinite ammo), by the time you complete this challenge you've probably already gotten the game's InfinityPlusOneSword and beaten or completing the game on Nightmare difficulty. For ''Fatal Frame V'', the hardest difficulty.game had to be completed on Normal ''and'' Nightmare, with 100% mission completion also referring to [[CanonForeigner Ayane]]'s extra missions.
** The ''Festival'' function is the second-best and most difficult to unlock. Its function is to maintain full charge at all times, making any shot very strong. The exception is for ''Fatal Frame V'', where it merely causes ''any'' shot to be a Fatal Frame. For ''Fatal Frame III'' and ''Fatal Frame V'', it's obtained by completing all missions with the highest rank -- S for ''Fatal Frame III'' and SS for ''Fatal Frame V'' -- and the later requires the player to have achieved that on Normal ''and'' Nightmare difficulty. ''Deep Crimson Butterfly'' allows the player to purchase the function after taking a picture of all ghosts in the game, something that requires at least two playthroughs.
19th Dec '17 11:26:12 PM BattleMaster
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* In the [[YouFightLikeACow insult swordfighting]] segment of ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush must memorize the insults and comebacks used by his opponents to make them easier to defeat. The Swordmaster uses a unique set of insults that cannot be countered by other pirates. Using them is pointless, because they prevent you from learning new comebacks, and by the time you've met the Swordmaster winning against lesser pirates is no longer important.

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* In the [[YouFightLikeACow insult swordfighting]] segment of ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', Guybrush must memorize the insults and comebacks used by his opponents to make them easier to defeat. The Swordmaster uses a unique set of insults that cannot be countered by other pirates. Using them is pointless, because they prevent you from learning new comebacks, and by the time you've met the Swordmaster winning against lesser the only reason you'd have to fight other pirates is no longer important.to learn new comebacks.


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* In ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', you can earn the Scumbag Slayer as one of the rewards fighting in the arena late in the game, which is a knife that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin automatically kills Scumbags]]. Unfortunately, Scumbags are a first level enemy only found at the very starting area of the game, so by the time you reach the arena you're already high enough level that if you ever somehow found yourself fighting a Scumbag for any reason you'd automatically kill it in a single blow.
13th Dec '17 6:54:07 PM homogenized
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13th Dec '17 6:50:20 PM homogenized
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* ''Series/TheGreatBritishBakeOff'': Being named "Star Baker" for the week gets you a round of applause from the other contestants, and that's it. Getting a handshake from Paul (when a contestant has really impressed him) is definitely seen as this trope as well.
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* ''Series/TheGreatBritishBakeOff'': Being named "Star Baker" for the week gets you a round of applause from the other contestants, and that's it. Getting a handshake from Paul (when a contestant has really impressed him) is definitely seen as this trope as well.
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12th Dec '17 1:40:03 PM AndyTheDrifter
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', defeating Penance, the ultimate BonusBoss in the International and HD Remaster versions of the game, earns you ten master spheres, which allow you to activate any node on the sphere grid than an ally has previous activated. However, by the time you're strong enough to beat Penance, your stats are probably maxed and you can easily defeat any enemy in the game, and it's unlikely you'll need any help traversing the sphere grid.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', defeating Penance, the ultimate BonusBoss in the International and HD Remaster versions of the game, earns you ten master spheres, which items that allow you to activate any node on the sphere grid than an ally has previous activated. However, by the time you're strong enough to beat Penance, your stats are probably maxed and you can easily defeat any enemy in the game, and game. At this point, it's unlikely you'll need any help traversing the sphere grid.grid, to put it mildly.
10th Dec '17 12:21:36 PM AndyTheDrifter
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', defeating Penance, the ultimate BonusBoss in the [[RegionalBonus PAL version of the game]] and the [[NoExportForYou non-North American released]] International UpdatedRerelease, earns you ten master spheres, which allow you to activate any node on the sphere grid than an ally has previous activated. However, by the time you're strong enough to beat Penance, your stats are probably nearly maxed and you can easily defeat any enemy in the game.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', defeating Penance, the ultimate BonusBoss in the [[RegionalBonus PAL version of the game]] and the [[NoExportForYou non-North American released]] International UpdatedRerelease, and HD Remaster versions of the game, earns you ten master spheres, which allow you to activate any node on the sphere grid than an ally has previous activated. However, by the time you're strong enough to beat Penance, your stats are probably nearly maxed and you can easily defeat any enemy in the game.game, and it's unlikely you'll need any help traversing the sphere grid.
8th Nov '17 7:53:00 AM KingLyger
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8th Nov '17 7:52:28 AM KingLyger
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** You can unlock the headband, which gives you infinite ammo, by making it through the game without killing anyone. By the same token, you can get the stealth item by getting through the game without being spotted. What this means? You have to be good enough to not need ammo or better stealth to get it. Oh, and using them in later playthroughs means you won't be able to get certain emblems which require things like "Beat the game without healing, dying, being spotted or killing anyone, on the hardest difficulty, in five hours or less."

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** You can unlock the headband, headband which gives you infinite ammo, ammo by making it through the game without killing anyone. By the same token, you can get the stealth item camouflage which turns Snake invisible by getting through the game without being spotted. What this means? You In other words, you have to be good enough to not need lethal ammo or better stealth to get it. infinite ammo and perfect stealth. Oh, and using them in later playthroughs means [[NoFairCheating you won't be able to get certain emblems which require things like "Beat the game without healing, dying, being spotted or killing anyone, on the hardest difficulty, in five hours or less."any other emblems]].



*** At least you can actually get the bandana and stealth camo on the lowest difficulty settings and use them on the highest difficulty setting if you don't care about rankings or the emblems. If you do care about emblems, however, the Big Boss emblem is totally bragging rights oriented. To get it the game requires the player to not only neglect using the bragging rights items, but requires you to beat the game in under five hours, kill no one, don't get spotted at all and use no healing items. You also have to do this on the highest difficulty setting. Your reward for doing so? A facecamo that makes enemies scream or faint upon seeing you, and it can only be used on a New Game+. If you can manage to meet the requirements to get the highest ranking in the game you, then the facecamo isn't worth it. You're definitely good enough not to need it. At least it looks cool.

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*** ** At least you can actually get the bandana and stealth camo on the lowest difficulty settings and use them on the highest difficulty setting if you don't care about rankings or the emblems. If you do care about emblems, however, the Big Boss emblem is totally bragging rights oriented. To get it it, the game requires the player to not only neglect using the bragging rights items, but requires you to beat the game in under five hours, kill no one, don't never get spotted at all spotted, never use the headband or stealth camo, and use no healing items. You also have to do this items, all on the highest difficulty setting. hardest difficulty. Your reward for doing so? A so is a facecamo that makes enemies scream or faint upon seeing you, and it can only be used on a New Game+. as well as drop free items. If you can manage to meet the requirements to get the highest ranking in the game you, game, then the facecamo isn't worth it. You're definitely good enough to not to need it. At least it looks cool.it.
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