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30th Jul '16 4:44:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''DarkSun'' half-elves like this. They even got a personal XP award for besting a human or elf in some or other traditional activity. Just because they want to be accepted and it always involves one way or another showing that they "aren't worse at this".

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* ''DarkSun'' ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' half-elves like this. They even got a personal XP award for besting a human or elf in some or other traditional activity. Just because they want to be accepted and it always involves one way or another showing that they "aren't worse at this".
19th Jul '16 4:27:55 PM BloodPlum
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* In the Chinese gaming light novel ''Literature/TheKingsAvatar'' a girl named Tang Rou thinks the MMORPG Glory is boring and not at all a challenge, up until the main character repeatably wipes the floor with her in PVP. At that point she becomes obsessed with learning the game just so she can beat him.
5th May '16 7:16:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''TopGear'': Jeremy Clarkson. He must win at everything, not just car related competitions, but every competition on the show even if it really shouldn't be something to get competitive over (eg, finding edible roadkill, Clarkson finds a cow because it's biggest). PlayedForLaughs naturally as Clarkson's over the top approach brings [[HilarityEnsues disaster]] as often as victory.
* ''FullHouse.'' Danny often gets like this, notably in the SeriesFinale.
* Jay from ''MyWifeAndKids'' is this to a T. [[FreudianExcuse This is because]] she was once her school's star soccer goalie who got thrown off the team because someone else wanted a turn. She insisted on winning every competition since.
* Moze from ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' might count.

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* ''TopGear'': ''Series/TopGear'': Jeremy Clarkson. He must win at everything, not just car related competitions, but every competition on the show even if it really shouldn't be something to get competitive over (eg, finding edible roadkill, Clarkson finds a cow because it's biggest). PlayedForLaughs naturally as Clarkson's over the top approach brings [[HilarityEnsues disaster]] as often as victory.
* ''FullHouse.''Series/FullHouse.'' Danny often gets like this, notably in the SeriesFinale.
* Jay from ''MyWifeAndKids'' ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'' is this to a T. [[FreudianExcuse This is because]] she was once her school's star soccer goalie who got thrown off the team because someone else wanted a turn. She insisted on winning every competition since.
* Moze from ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' might count.
19th Mar '16 4:45:05 AM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 12:38:36 PM Hossmeister
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* The ''BetterOffTed'' episode "Win Some, Dose Some" is all about how the entire cast (except Linda) fits this trope. Ted goes meta with it in the opening narration when he proudly asserts, "No one's more competitive than me and Veronica."

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* The ''BetterOffTed'' ''Series/BetterOffTed'' episode "Win Some, Dose Some" is all about how the entire cast (except Linda) fits this trope. Ted goes meta with it in the opening narration when he proudly asserts, "No one's more competitive than me and Veronica."
7th Mar '16 12:15:45 PM PurrElise
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* Josee from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' is this to such an extreme that she believes placing anywhere other than first to be totally shameful. She throws tantrums when she and her partner don't take gold and [[spoiler: started smashing up Central Park when they eventually came third.]]
8th Feb '16 2:43:21 PM Natty
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* Mr. Bandages from ''VisualNovel/HalloweenOtome'' gets quite worked up about the competition, which fuels some of the plot.
21st Jan '16 11:23:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Kashima Yuu of ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'' will start very hotblooded competitions for some of the most minor things, including pillow fights, telling ghost stories, and crossdressing. Unlike most examples though, her friendly, positive nature prevents her from falling too hard into either the sore-winner or sore-loser camps.

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* Kashima Yuu of ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'' ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' will start very hotblooded competitions for some of the most minor things, including pillow fights, telling ghost stories, and crossdressing. Unlike most examples though, her friendly, positive nature prevents her from falling too hard into either the sore-winner or sore-loser camps.
21st Dec '15 9:15:53 PM Seanette
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* In ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Violet Beauregarde takes her gum-chewing seriously, achieving a record by chewing a single piece of gum "for over ''three months solid''." She took an interest in the Golden Ticket search for the glory she'd get if she found one more than a desire for the actual prize. Due to ValuesDissonance over the habit of gum-chewing as a vice, the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film adaptation]] plays up this trait to make her punishment less disproportionate to her behavior; at her mother's urging she is highly competitive in all sorts of activities and thus looks down her nose at her fellow Golden Ticket finders, even calling poor Charlie a "loser" at one point when he innocently asks her why she sticks with chewing one piece of gum at length. In the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]], this trope is crossbred with ShamelessSelfPromoter and SmallNameBigEgo to turn her into a parody of vapid celebrity.

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* In ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Violet Beauregarde takes her gum-chewing seriously, achieving a record by chewing a single piece of gum "for over ''three months solid''." She took an interest in the Golden Ticket search for the glory she'd get if she found one more than a desire for the actual prize. Due to ValuesDissonance over the habit of gum-chewing as a vice, the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film adaptation]] plays up this trait to make her punishment less disproportionate to her behavior; at [[StageMom her mother's mother's]] urging she is highly competitive in all sorts of activities and thus looks down her nose at her fellow Golden Ticket finders, even calling poor Charlie a "loser" at one point when he innocently asks her why she sticks with chewing one piece of gum at length. In the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]], this trope is crossbred with ShamelessSelfPromoter and SmallNameBigEgo to turn her into a parody of vapid celebrity.
11th Dec '15 5:10:23 PM nombretomado
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* A number of characters in YuGiOh exhibit an extreme competitiveness, but Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba especially, making them natural rivals. Kaiba is willing to do terrible things to get a hold of rare/powerful cards, while Yami Yugi will do almost anything to win, even if it means his opponent dies, until CharacterDevelopment kicks in that is.

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* A number of characters in YuGiOh ''Anime/YuGiOh'' exhibit an extreme competitiveness, but Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba especially, making them natural rivals. Kaiba is willing to do terrible things to get a hold of rare/powerful cards, while Yami Yugi will do almost anything to win, even if it means his opponent dies, until CharacterDevelopment kicks in that is.
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