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19th Nov '15 12:31:25 AM Adept
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* Subverted in ''{{Hikaru No Go}}.'' When Akira first meets Hikaru, it seems like this trope is being played out to a T: Akira, the genius wonderkid, gets his ass handed to him at Go by Hikaru, who seems to take the whole thing as a joke and says it's his first time playing. The match shocks Akira to the point that he spends years obsessing over it. The irony is, Hikaru isn't really playing at all, he's just following the orders of his ghost companion who Akira can't see; said ghost is an INCREDIBLY serious competitor and definitely not cavalier.
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* Subverted in ''{{Hikaru No Go}}.''Manga/HikaruNoGo.'' When Akira first meets Hikaru, it seems like this trope is being played out to a T: Akira, the genius wonderkid, gets his ass handed to him at Go by Hikaru, who seems to take the whole thing as a joke and says it's his first time playing. The match shocks Akira to the point that he spends years obsessing over it. The irony is, Hikaru isn't really playing at all, he's just following the orders of his ghost companion who Akira can't see; said ghost is an INCREDIBLY serious competitor and definitely not cavalier.
18th Oct '15 3:15:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Randy in ''BallsOfFury'' goes into the tournament thinking it's a highly competitive but still harmless ping pong game, and can't understand all the extreme attitudes about it. However, their interpretation of "Sudden Death" ping pong has ''actual'' death for the losers. He loses the Cavalier Competitor attitude pretty fast after that. * This trope was used as CharacterDevelopment for Amber in ''{{Hairspray}}''. Her mom orchestrated Tracy's exclusion to win a call in competition for her, and once defeated, Amber gets over it ("Mom, I lost. Let's just deal with it"), Her mom didn't take it so well.
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* Randy in ''BallsOfFury'' ''Film/BallsOfFury'' goes into the tournament thinking it's a highly competitive but still harmless ping pong game, and can't understand all the extreme attitudes about it. However, their interpretation of "Sudden Death" ping pong has ''actual'' death for the losers. He loses the Cavalier Competitor attitude pretty fast after that. * This trope was used as CharacterDevelopment for Amber in ''{{Hairspray}}''.''Film/{{Hairspray}}''. Her mom orchestrated Tracy's exclusion to win a call in competition for her, and once defeated, Amber gets over it ("Mom, I lost. Let's just deal with it"), Her mom didn't take it so well.
22nd Sep '15 8:35:32 AM LentilSandEater
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** Incidentally, Twilight's strategy is more or less the opposite of what one would do in an actual horse race. But then this was more of a marathon. ** It is, however, a pretty good strategy for human distance running.
22nd Sep '15 8:34:55 AM LentilSandEater
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* This trope was used as CharacterDevelopment for Amber in ''{{Hairspray}}''. Her mom orchestrated Tracy's exclusion to win a call in competition for her, and once defeated, Amber gets over it and tells her "it's just a title" (paraphrased). Her mom didn't take it so well. ** She said something more like "Mom, I lost. Let's just deal with it". It gives a general impression that she didn't care that much about it (well, after winning so many times, it's easy to understand why).
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* This trope was used as CharacterDevelopment for Amber in ''{{Hairspray}}''. Her mom orchestrated Tracy's exclusion to win a call in competition for her, and once defeated, Amber gets over it and tells her "it's just a title" (paraphrased). Her mom didn't take it so well. ** She said something more like "Mom, ("Mom, I lost. Let's just deal with it". It gives a general impression that she it"), Her mom didn't care that much about take it (well, after winning so many times, it's easy to understand why).well.
22nd Sep '15 8:33:25 AM LentilSandEater
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**** Super Buu at least. Fat Buu continues to enjoy fights even when he's losing, and Kid Buu doesn't seem to have the capacity for frustration.
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**** Super Buu at least. *** Fat Buu continues to enjoy fights even when he's losing, and Kid Buu doesn't seem to have the capacity for frustration.
14th Jun '15 10:30:21 AM TheSteelFire
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However, the Cavalier Competitor will insist on playing this game like it's a game, of all things! Rather than rant and rage at losing HitPoints, they'll amicably congratulate their opponent on a clever move. When their opponent {{Trash Talk}}s about their unbeatable combo, he'll say "can't wait to see it!". And most impressive of all... the Cavalier Competitor will usually win. It may be nothing more than a mildly interesting hobby for them, but [[HardWorkHardlyWorks they can beat anyone]], ''anyone'' at this game. Maybe they're a [[TechnicianVersusPerformer performer and not a technician]], and their laid back perspective has given them a powerful MetaGame advantage. Perhaps they're just really talented at it but don't want to "go pro". In extreme cases, they're a GeniusDitz who never played the game before and doesn't think it's a big deal.
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However, the Cavalier Competitor will insist on playing this game like it's a game, of all things! Rather than rant and rage at losing HitPoints, they'll amicably congratulate their opponent on a clever move. When their opponent {{Trash Talk}}s about their unbeatable combo, he'll say "can't wait to see it!". it!" And most impressive of all... the Cavalier Competitor will usually win. It may be nothing more than a mildly interesting hobby for them, but [[HardWorkHardlyWorks they can beat anyone]], ''anyone'' at this game. Maybe they're a [[TechnicianVersusPerformer performer and not a technician]], and their laid back perspective has given them a powerful MetaGame advantage. Perhaps they're just really talented at it but don't want to "go pro". In extreme cases, they're a GeniusDitz who never played the game before and doesn't think it's a big deal.
13th May '15 10:38:11 AM Scabbard
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** Also Buu and Gotenks, Gotenks makes up one of the most bizaare and powerful attacks in the series just for fun, and Buu is the embodiment of this trope once he kills Babidi and absorbs the good Buu, he seeks out Gotenks as a worthy foe, but quickly gets bored and decides to read a book instead.
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** Also Buu and Gotenks, Gotenks makes up one of the most bizaare bizarre and powerful attacks in the series just for fun, and Buu is the embodiment of this trope once he kills Babidi and Babidi, absorbs the good Buu, and he seeks out Gotenks as a worthy foe, but quickly gets bored and decides to read a book instead.
3rd Mar '15 2:16:20 PM LinTaylor
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** Cell displays this same attitude as a mentor in ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'', openly calling it a "game" where he sees how much he can improve an imperfect being (namely, you) and calling you his pawn. Likewise, his post-battle analysis has more to do with how entertaining he found the fight than how well you actually fought, ranging from abject disappointment ("You couldn't even kill TIME!") to sheer joy ("I'd totally hug you if I did that sort of thing!").

** Cell displays this same attitude as a mentor in ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'', openly calling it a "game" where he sees how much he can improve an imperfect being (namely, you) and calling you his pawn. Likewise, his post-battle analysis has more to do with how entertaining he found the fight than how well you actually fought, ranging from abject disappointment ("You couldn't even kill TIME!") to sheer joy ("I'd totally hug you if I did that sort of thing!")
3rd Mar '15 2:15:29 PM LinTaylor
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** Cell displays this same attitude as a mentor in ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'', openly calling it a "game" where he sees how much he can improve an imperfect being (namely, you) and calling you his pawn. Likewise, his post-battle analysis has more to do with how entertaining he found the fight than how well you actually fought, ranging from abject disappointment ("You couldn't even kill TIME!") to sheer joy ("I'd totally hug you if I did that sort of thing!")
16th Feb '15 11:24:49 PM KOman
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**** Super Buu at least. Fat Buu continues to enjoy fights even when he's losing, and Kid Buu doesn't seem to have the capacity for frustration.
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