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18th Jun '16 6:48:06 PM nombretomado
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* Happens to several characters in LegendOfTheFiveRings, due to the interactive nature of its storyline. Characters referred to as badasses can often be of questionable competence.

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* Happens to several characters in LegendOfTheFiveRings, ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'', due to the interactive nature of its storyline. Characters referred to as badasses can often be of questionable competence.
3rd Jun '16 10:43:36 AM GreatWyrmGold
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* Played with in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series. All the characters comment on how legendary a hero Solid Snake is, and despite being able to live up to his reputation, Snake constantly insists that he is anything but a hero.
3rd Jun '16 8:29:48 AM Willbyr
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* ''InazumaEleven'' actually managed to subvert this one. When the team first set out to find and meet Fubuki, several characters start discussing rumors about what an amazingly strong and talented person he is, some of which are so over the top (such as "Fubuki the bear-killer") that they're likely parodying this trope. Everyone is quite surprised when they actually meet him and he's nothing like what they expected.

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* ''InazumaEleven'' ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' actually managed to subvert this one. When the team first set out to find and meet Fubuki, several characters start discussing rumors about what an amazingly strong and talented person he is, some of which are so over the top (such as "Fubuki the bear-killer") that they're likely parodying this trope. Everyone is quite surprised when they actually meet him and he's nothing like what they expected.
31st May '16 12:48:22 PM Willbyr
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* Kairi from KingdomHearts is guilty of this. True, she was never going to be very popular - being a female LoveInterest in a fandom dominated by YaoiFangirls - but the franchise kept insisting that she's [[InformedAttribute unique and special]], but they never show anything of the sort other than her being a [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Princess of Heart]]. She eventually [[DemotedToExtra fades into the backround]] later in the series.

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* Kairi from KingdomHearts ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is guilty of this. True, she was never going to be very popular - being a female LoveInterest in a fandom dominated by YaoiFangirls - but the franchise kept insisting that she's [[InformedAttribute unique and special]], but they never show anything of the sort other than her being a [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Princess of Heart]]. She eventually [[DemotedToExtra fades into the backround]] later in the series.
5th May '16 2:25:10 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Played for dark humor during the fifth and sixth chapter of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' where the narration and everyone keep going on about Erika Furudo. The problem is that there's so much gushing because it's [[spoiler:Lambdadelta's script]] and she's also callous and an incredible bitch. She does end up satisfying her reputation. But she's still a bitch.

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* Played for dark humor during the fifth and sixth chapter of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' where the narration and everyone keep going on about Erika Furudo. The problem is that there's so much gushing because it's [[spoiler:Lambdadelta's script]] and she's also callous and an incredible bitch. She does end up satisfying her reputation. But she's still a bitch.
22nd Apr '16 6:36:56 PM Kid
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** During the Ten-tails-arc, many characters went out of their way to express how awesome Sakura became, and how she finally caught up to Sasuke and Naruto. While she got to make an memorable showcase of her powers, it doesn't last long before she's [[TheWorfEffect easily beaten by a villain]] or [[DemotedToExtra thrown back into the background]], and it really wasn't any more impressive than what other members of the Konoha 12 had shown- all of whom were completely ignored by those characters.

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** During the Ten-tails-arc, many characters went out of their way to express how awesome Sakura became, and how she finally caught up to Sasuke and Naruto. While she got to make an memorable showcase of her powers, it doesn't last long before she's [[TheWorfEffect easily beaten by a villain]] or [[DemotedToExtra thrown back into the background]], and it really wasn't any more impressive than what other members of the Konoha 12 had shown- all shown--all of whom were completely ignored by those characters.
14th Apr '16 7:49:03 PM eroock
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->"C'mon, Lana! You're amazing!"
-->-- '''''{{Series/Smallville}}''''', "Thirst"

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->"C'mon, ->''"C'mon, Lana! You're amazing!"
amazing!"''
-->-- '''''{{Series/Smallville}}''''', ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Thirst"
14th Apr '16 5:58:14 PM IniuriaTalis
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** There's also the infamous moment where Naruto describes [[spoiler:Obito Uchiha]], the man responsible for, among other things, [[spoiler:''the deaths of Naruto's parents'']], as "the coolest guy" simply because he can relate to his dream. Needless to say, fans don't find him nearly as sympathetic.
14th Apr '16 9:15:05 AM Silverblade2
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** The Felicity shilling does not limit to ''Arrow''. In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', everyone fawn over her and Iris west outright gushes that she's "smart, nice, and pretty" and also claims she's a perfet match for Barry after speaking to her once.
9th Apr '16 5:58:45 AM Tropetastic1995
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** Laurel Lance is a frequent offender of this. In early seasons Oliver, Quentin and Tommy all gush about how selfless and noble she is, which is somewhat mismatched with her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and vindictive treatment of almost every other character, particularly in Season 2. It doesn't help that the show is absolutely crammed with heroic characters saving people and Laurel spends most of Season 1 being damselled, most of Season 2 descending into drugs and alcohol, and most of Season 3 [[spoiler: hiding her sister's death from her father and trying to become a superhero without any combat training.]] Season 3 has an infamous case when the show shoves two characters under a bus to prop up Laurel, with Felicity - one of Sara's closest friends - telling Laurel she has a light inside of her that Sara never did and can do things she can't. In Season 4 Thea takes over shilling duties and convinces Oliver that he has to stay friends with Laurel because she's always been so close and supportive, despite the fact Laurel's spent most of the series telling Oliver he's a hypocrite, that he'll never be a hero and more than once almost getting him arrested. It also gets subverted, especially during the second half of Season 3 onwards, as she gets plenty a TakeThatScrappy thrown at her, eventually resulting in her receiving major CharacterDevelopment. During Season 4, she settles on being a CoolBigSis to the group and doesn't receive any CharacterShilling at all.

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** Laurel Lance is a frequent offender of this. In this, especially in early seasons seasons. Oliver, Quentin and Tommy all gush about how selfless and noble she is, which is somewhat mismatched with her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and vindictive treatment of almost every other character, particularly in Season 2. It doesn't help that the show is absolutely crammed with heroic characters saving people and Laurel spends most of Season 1 being damselled, most of Season 2 descending into drugs and alcohol, and most of Season 3 [[spoiler: hiding her sister's death from her father and trying to become a superhero without any combat training.]] Season 3 has an infamous case when the show shoves two characters under a bus to prop up Laurel, with Felicity - one of Sara's closest friends - telling Laurel she has a light inside of her that Sara never did and can do things she can't. In Season 4 Thea takes over shilling duties and convinces Oliver that he has to stay friends with Laurel because she's always been so close and supportive, despite the fact Laurel's spent most of the series telling Oliver he's a hypocrite, that he'll never be a hero and more than once almost getting him arrested. It However it also gets subverted, [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zagged]] , especially during the second half of Season 3 onwards, as she gets plenty a TakeThatScrappy thrown at her, her over the course of the show. Oliver on multiple occasions tears into her for being an unreasonable person, and her father nearly breaks ties with her because she lied to him about Sara's death. Most of Team Arrow also isn't exactly supportive of her becoming a vigilante, at first. She eventually resulting in her receiving received major CharacterDevelopment. During CharacterDevelopment, TookALevelInKindness, and during Season 4, she settles on being a CoolBigSis to the group and group. She doesn't receive any CharacterShilling at all.all aside from the aforementoined ''one'' instance.
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