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4th Jun '17 5:08:46 PM gb00393
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** Jaime remains completely unbroken by months of captivity, but that all changes when he loses his sword hand.

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** Jaime remains completely unbroken by months of captivity, but that all changes when he loses his sword hand. Locke invokes this as the reason why he cut off Jaime's hand.
3rd Jun '17 10:49:42 PM VulgarBee
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** The latest "victim" of the trope is [[spoiler: Sanji's ArchnemesisDad, Vinsmoke Judge. He goes through it in 864 as he not only realizes that Big Mom and her crew are about to kill him and his family, but is forced to face this in one of the most humiliating ways possible: when the whole family is about to be shot down by Big Mom's son Perospero and his soldiers and his Tykebomb sons not only show [[NotAfraidToDie no fear of death]], but mock ''him'' for not wanting to die.]]

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** The latest "victim" of the trope is [[spoiler: Sanji's ArchnemesisDad, Vinsmoke Judge. He goes through it in 864 as he not only realizes that Big Mom and her crew are about to kill him and his family, but is forced to face this in one of the most humiliating ways possible: when the whole family is about to be shot down by Big Mom's son Perospero and his soldiers and his Tykebomb {{Tykebomb}} sons not only show [[NotAfraidToDie no fear of death]], but mock ''him'' for not wanting to die.]]
3rd Jun '17 10:48:23 PM VulgarBee
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** The latest "victim" of the trope is [[spoiler: Sanji's ArchnemesisDad, Vinsmoke Judge. He goes through it in 864 as he not only realizes that Big Mom and her crew are about to kill him and his family, but is forced to face this in one of the most humiliating ways possible: when the whole family is about to be shot down by Big Mom's son Perospero and his soldiers and his TypeBomb sons not only show [[NotAfraidToDie no fear of death]], but mock ''him'' for not wanting to die.]]

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** The latest "victim" of the trope is [[spoiler: Sanji's ArchnemesisDad, Vinsmoke Judge. He goes through it in 864 as he not only realizes that Big Mom and her crew are about to kill him and his family, but is forced to face this in one of the most humiliating ways possible: when the whole family is about to be shot down by Big Mom's son Perospero and his soldiers and his TypeBomb Tykebomb sons not only show [[NotAfraidToDie no fear of death]], but mock ''him'' for not wanting to die.]]
3rd Jun '17 12:36:20 PM MagBas
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** The Indigo League episode "The School of Hard Knocks" featured Giselle, an AlphaBitch at Pokémon Tech who bullied the other students under the guise of tutoring, and who had the nerve to openly insult Ash's Pikachu. Ash proceeds to give her a healthy dose of this trope by defeating her Cubone using said Pikachu. Despite the obvious typing disadvantage.

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** The Indigo League episode "The School of Hard Knocks" featured Giselle, an AlphaBitch at Pokémon Tech who bullied the other students under the guise of tutoring, and who had the nerve to openly insult Ash's Pikachu. Ash proceeds to give her a healthy dose of this trope by defeating her Cubone using said Pikachu. Despite the obvious typing disadvantage.
3rd Jun '17 12:30:49 PM Vir
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** Paul, after spending the entire season being one ArrogantKungFuGuy and looking down in Ash, discovers that Ash has beaten Brandon (that has beaten his brother and the entire reason to he be one ArrogantKungFuGuy) and [[CurbStompBattle is soundly beaten]] in front of his brother.

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** Paul, after spending the entire season being one ArrogantKungFuGuy and looking down in on Ash, discovers that Ash has beaten Brandon (that has beaten his (his brother and the entire reason to he be one for him being an ArrogantKungFuGuy) and [[CurbStompBattle is soundly beaten]] in front of his brother.



*** Similarly, during the Johto series Misty befriended a Pokémon cheerleader named Tammi, who was training her Pokémon for a tournament and was ''very'' exigent to them, to StageMom levels. First, her Politoed and NumberTwo deserted her and sought solance with Ash's group, who then meet up with Tammi and try to help her loosen up to no avail. Later, Tammi's Pokémon fail to get her instructions right and get hurt as a result but she yells at them, so Misty yells at ''her'' since she's ignoring how they could have been wounded. Seeing Misty get things done ''right'' also sends Tammi to a sobbing breakdown [[MustMakeAmends and mending things.]]

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*** Similarly, during the Johto series Misty befriended a Pokémon cheerleader named Tammi, who was training her Pokémon for a tournament and was ''very'' exigent to them, to StageMom levels. First, her Politoed and NumberTwo deserted her and sought solance solace with Ash's group, who then meet up with Tammi and try to help her loosen up to no avail. Later, Tammi's Pokémon fail to get her instructions right and get hurt as a result but she yells at them, so Misty yells at ''her'' since she's ignoring how they could have been wounded. Seeing Misty get things done ''right'' also sends Tammi to a sobbing breakdown [[MustMakeAmends and mending things.]]



** Ash himself falls victim to this on a number of occasions. It seems that every time the guy has even the slightest winning streak going for himself he starts to get a big head. Whenever this happens, you can bet his next opponent WILL [[CurbstompBattle rip out his ego and beat him with it]]. No matter how many times this happens however, he [[BrokenAesop never seems to learn]].
** The Indigo League episode, "The School of Hard Knocks," featured Giselle, an AlphaBitch at Pokémon Tech who bullied the other students under the guise of tutoring, and who had the nerve to openly insult Ash's Pikachu. Ash proceeds to give her a healthy dose of this trope by defeating her Cubone using said Pikachu. Despite the obvious typing disadvantage.
** In the Diamond and Pearl episode "Classroom Training!", Ash attends the Snowpoint Trauners' School and runs afoul of Jeremiah, who notes how Ash got a low score on a Pokémon exam and outright asked ''how'' he won six Badges with how little academic knowledge he has on Pokémon. Jeremiah is subsequently curb-stomped by [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain the Team Rocket trio]] of all people, with no cheating or dirty tricks on their end, because for all of his book-smarts, he had no actual experience and could only think of shouting attack names.

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** Ash himself falls victim to this on a number of occasions. It seems that every time the guy has even the slightest winning streak going for himself he starts to get a big head. Whenever this happens, you can bet his next opponent WILL [[CurbstompBattle rip out his ego and beat him with it]]. No matter how many times this happens however, he [[BrokenAesop [[AesopAmnesia never seems to learn]].
** The Indigo League episode, episode "The School of Hard Knocks," Knocks" featured Giselle, an AlphaBitch at Pokémon Tech who bullied the other students under the guise of tutoring, and who had the nerve to openly insult Ash's Pikachu. Ash proceeds to give her a healthy dose of this trope by defeating her Cubone using said Pikachu. Despite the obvious typing disadvantage.
** In the Diamond and Pearl episode "Classroom Training!", Ash attends the Snowpoint Trauners' Trainers' School and runs afoul of Jeremiah, who notes how Ash got a low score on a Pokémon exam and outright asked ''how'' he won six Badges with how little academic knowledge he has on Pokémon. Jeremiah is subsequently curb-stomped by [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain the Team Rocket trio]] of all people, with no cheating or dirty tricks on their end, because for all of his book-smarts, book smarts, he had no actual experience and could only think of shouting attack names.
3rd Jun '17 10:24:40 AM Steven
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** Princess Zelda and Revali in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' both resent Link for being chosen by the Master Sword and they go out of their way to be dismissive of him. [[spoiler: Zelda feels worthless compared to Link since Link was able to wield the Master Sword with ease while Zelda herself couldn't unlock her sealing powers, which made her look incompetent in front of her people. Revali is jealous at how easily Link was able to rise up and is the chosen one to defeat Ganon, which made Revali's accomplishments as a Rito warrior look worthless. Both characters get bit in the ass ''hard'' that breaks them of their haughtiness; Revali dies fighting against Ganon's minions and spends the next century having his spirit trapped in a HumongousMecha. Zelda gets attacked by the Yiga clan and is saved by Link, which gets her to warm up to him. Once Ganon breaks free, Zelda loses her entire kingdom, her father, and nearly loses Link as well. It's from there that Zelda gets over her inferioity complex and seals Ganon and herself away at Hyrule Castle for the next 100 years. She is relieved to see Link alive and well once he finally saves her.]]
23rd May '17 12:15:03 PM BeerBaron
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** In the backstory, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]] were delivered a massive blow to their collective ego when Tiber Septim used The Numidium to destroy their armies and sack their capital city of Alinor in less than one hour of fighting. This was the first time in their thousands of years of history that the Altmer had been conquered by an outside force.[[note]] Reman Cyrodiil got the Altmer to join his 2nd Empire, but through a treaty with incredibly favorable terms to the Altmer rather than by conquest. [[/note]] Severely weakened, many of the most extremist Altmer groups (including the Thalmor) were content to wait out Septim's 3rd Empire and then rose again once it fell completely apart at the start of the 4th Era.

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** In the backstory, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]] were delivered a massive blow to their collective ego when [[TheEmperor Tiber Septim Septim]] used The Numidium the [[HumongousMecha Numidium]] to destroy their armies and [[CurbStompBattle sack their capital city of Alinor in less than one hour of fighting.fighting]]. This was the first time in their thousands of years of history that the Altmer had been conquered by an outside force.[[note]] Reman Cyrodiil got the Altmer to join his 2nd Empire, but through a treaty with incredibly favorable terms to the Altmer rather than by conquest. [[/note]] Severely weakened, many of the most extremist Altmer groups (including [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Thalmor) Thalmor]]) were content to wait out Septim's 3rd Empire and then rose again once it fell completely apart at the start of the 4th Era.
23rd May '17 2:11:03 AM eschlowx
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* Elder Kevin Price in ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''. He starts off convinced he has a great destiny in the Mormon Church, and has very little interest in being friends with his mission brother [[{{Adorkable}} Arnold Cunningham]]. However, he later [[spoiler:suffers a CrisisOfFaith as a result of his inability to convert the local Ugandan villagers]].
19th May '17 12:19:16 PM BeerBaron
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* The Dunmer race of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series were Xenophobic, arrogant, slave holders, with a huge claim of Southern Morrowind under their rule. All that changed in the times between ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsvSkyrim Skyrim]]''. First came the collapse of the Ministry of Truth, completely destroying the city of Vivec. Then the eruption of Red Mountain, destroying almost all of Vvardenfell, and forcing the survivors to flee to Solstheim. Finally, the Argonian slaves rose up, conquering what was left of their empire in Morrowind. The Dunmer as of ''Skyrim'' have paid a heavy price for their hubris, and learned a little well deserved humility as well.

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** In the backstory, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]] were delivered a massive blow to their collective ego when Tiber Septim used The Numidium to destroy their armies and sack their capital city of Alinor in less than one hour of fighting. This was the first time in their thousands of years of history that the Altmer had been conquered by an outside force.[[note]] Reman Cyrodiil got the Altmer to join his 2nd Empire, but through a treaty with incredibly favorable terms to the Altmer rather than by conquest. [[/note]] Severely weakened, many of the most extremist Altmer groups (including the Thalmor) were content to wait out Septim's 3rd Empire and then rose again once it fell completely apart at the start of the 4th Era.
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The Dunmer race (Dark Elves) also went through this. For thousands of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series years, they were Xenophobic, a highly xenophobic, arrogant, slave holders, with a huge claim [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave-holding]] race. Following the events of Southern Morrowind under ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', their rule. All that changed in the times culture went into a sharp decline and was dealt a devastating blow between ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsvSkyrim Skyrim]]''. First came Skyrim]]'', when the collapse of the [[ColonyDrop Ministry of Truth, completely destroying the city of Vivec. Then the eruption of Truth crashed down]] causing [[ChekhovsVolcano Red Mountain, destroying almost all Mountain]] to errupt which destroyed most of Vvardenfell, Vvardenfell and forcing the survivors rendered much of Morrowind uninhabitable due to flee to Solstheim. Finally, the Argonian slaves rose up, conquering choking ash. Then, one of their former {{Slave Race}}s (the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]) invaded and captured much of what was left of their empire in habitable Morrowind. The Dunmer as of ''Skyrim'' have paid a heavy price for their hubris, hubris and then some, now scattered with many of them settling on the frozen, barren island of Solstheim and in Skyrim, where they are treated as second-class citizens (at best) by the native [[HornyVikings Nords]]. Luckily, they seem to have learned a little well deserved well-deserved humility as well.in the process. As one Dunmer puts it to a Dunmer [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] in ''Skyrim'': "We're all [[NobleSavage Ashlanders]] now."
15th May '17 12:34:37 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** [[spoiler: '''Doflamingo''' himself ends up on the receiving end of this trope. His facade as the "heroic" King of Dressrosa is undone by the Straw Hats, his plan to have Dressrosa destroyed after that is also undone, the members of his "Family" end up defeated, and he himself loses to Law and Luffy. ''PLUS'' he loses his spot in the Seven Warlords of the Sea and ends up in Impel Down.]]
** The latest "victim" of the trope is [[spoiler: Sanji's ArchnemesisDad, Vinsmoke Judge. He goes through it in 864 as he not only realizes that Big Mom and her crew are about to kill him and his family, but is forced to face this in one of the most humiliating ways possible: when the whole family is about to be shot down by Big Mom's son Perospero and his soldiers and his TypeBomb sons not only show [[NotAfraidToDie no fear of death]], but mock ''him'' for not wanting to die.]]
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