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23rd Sep '17 11:53:20 PM Octorok103
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* In general, whenever a princess is introduced in story of manga/anime/light novel/web novel you can safely bet that she will sit on throne before series end or at least becoming crown princess despite her claim how far she is in inheritance line. Bonus point if she crossdress and introduce herself as prince.

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* %%* In general, whenever a princess is introduced in story of manga/anime/light novel/web novel you can safely bet that she will sit on throne before series end or at least becoming crown princess despite her claim how far she is in inheritance line. Bonus point if she crossdress and introduce herself as prince.


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* A filler episode of ''Manga/FairyTail'' shows one of the guild's many traditions, an annual 24-hour race among all active members. Jet is expected to win handily with his SuperSpeed, as he has in previous years, so the primary competition is among Natsu, Erza, Gray, and Gajeel for second place; meanwhile, Makarov has introduced a new rule against the use of flight magic, apparently ruining [[TeamPet Happy's]] chances. Jet is so confident that he takes a nap in the middle of the race; while he's still able to return to the front of the pack when he wakes up, the second-place pack is able to catch up just enough to grab onto him, dragging them all down into a tangled pile right in front of the finish line; they're so distracted that they forget to stand up and cross the finish line until everyone else has already beaten them to it. While Erza managed to sneak out of the pile and across the finish line with the rest of the guild, the remaining four ended up tying for last place. Meanwhile, first place went to Happy, who'd managed to avoid all of the sabotage efforts that the guild members had been throwing at each other, since nobody saw him as a threat.
21st Sep '17 12:26:32 PM costanton11
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** Speaking of Hamon and Fillon, their nominations were also examples. The Socialist primary was originally thought to be a race between former prime minister Manuel Valls and former finance minster Arnaud Montebourg. However Hamon gained support and managed to knock Montebourg out of the running in the first round and beat Valls in the second round. In the Republican primary, former prime minister Alain Juppé was seen as the frontrunner to win the nomination, with former president Nicolas Sarkozy projected to come in second i the first round. However Fillon, also a former prime minister, managed to win an upset victory in the first rounding, knocking Sarkozy into third place, and proceeded to beat Juppé by a large margin in the second round.

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** Speaking of Hamon and Fillon, their nominations were also examples. The Socialist primary was originally thought to be a race between former prime minister Manuel Valls and former finance minster Arnaud Montebourg. However Hamon gained support and managed to knock Montebourg out of the running in the first round and beat Valls in the second round. In the Republican primary, former prime minister Alain Juppé was seen as the frontrunner to win the nomination, with former president Nicolas Sarkozy projected to come in second i in the first round. However Fillon, also a former prime minister, managed to win an upset victory in the first rounding, knocking Sarkozy into third place, and proceeded to beat Juppé by a large margin in the second round.
17th Sep '17 10:51:18 AM nombretomado
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* The [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship Euro '92]] international [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] European Championships. Due to the eruption of CivilWar in Yugoslavia causing the country, a notable footballing power, to be removed from the tournament after they had qualified but before it could start, a replacement nation had to be drafted in at the last minute to make up the numbers. UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}, runners-up to the Yugoslavs in qualifying, [[TheHopelessReplacement took their slot]]. In an evenly-matched group stage they managed a goalless draw against [[BritishFootyTeams England]] before losing to local rivals UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}. In the crucial last group game the unfancied Danes went up against big guns UsefulNotes/{{France}} for what turned out to be a straight fight for second place (behind the Swedes) and a spot in the semi-finals, and sneaked through 2-1 after a late winner. Denmark then encountered defending champions the [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Netherlands]] in the semis, and shockingly overturned them in a 5-4 penalty shootout victory. This pitted them against UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} in the final; the Germans remain one of the sport's perennial powerhouses and were the incumbent world champions. Guess who won. There was even a dark horse ''scorer'', as in amongst an assembly of world-class striking talent it was Danish defensive midfielder John Jensen who netted their first goal in a 2-0 triumph a man who otherwise managed just 3 international goals in nearly 80 matches across eight years, and who subsequent to this final would be signed by English giants Arsenal, where in 130-odd games he would famously score only ''once''.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship Euro '92]] international [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] European Championships. Due to the eruption of CivilWar in Yugoslavia causing the country, a notable footballing power, to be removed from the tournament after they had qualified but before it could start, a replacement nation had to be drafted in at the last minute to make up the numbers. UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}, runners-up to the Yugoslavs in qualifying, [[TheHopelessReplacement took their slot]]. In an evenly-matched group stage they managed a goalless draw against [[BritishFootyTeams [[UsefulNotes/BritishFootyTeams England]] before losing to local rivals UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}. In the crucial last group game the unfancied Danes went up against big guns UsefulNotes/{{France}} for what turned out to be a straight fight for second place (behind the Swedes) and a spot in the semi-finals, and sneaked through 2-1 after a late winner. Denmark then encountered defending champions the [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Netherlands]] in the semis, and shockingly overturned them in a 5-4 penalty shootout victory. This pitted them against UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} in the final; the Germans remain one of the sport's perennial powerhouses and were the incumbent world champions. Guess who won. There was even a dark horse ''scorer'', as in amongst an assembly of world-class striking talent it was Danish defensive midfielder John Jensen who netted their first goal in a 2-0 triumph a man who otherwise managed just 3 international goals in nearly 80 matches across eight years, and who subsequent to this final would be signed by English giants Arsenal, where in 130-odd games he would famously score only ''once''.
15th Sep '17 11:52:57 AM MsCC93
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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' when Mr. Turner wins the Miss. Dimmsdale pageant. Timmy isn't weirded out, but is relieved that Vicky did not win.
7th Sep '17 9:02:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Though it still happened in the Gamespot contest with the victory of [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Gordon Freeman]], and later again in the Greatest Sidekick contest where [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Launchpad McQuack]] triumphed over [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert Albert Einstein]] in the final vote.

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** Though it still happened in the Gamespot contest with the victory of [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]], and later again in the Greatest Sidekick contest where [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Launchpad McQuack]] triumphed over [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert Albert Einstein]] in the final vote.
3rd Sep '17 10:59:37 PM MelancholyUtopia
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', "The Great Snail Race": Patrick's snail Rocky wins a snail race ([[RuleOfFunny a rock!]]) ahead of perennial rival Squidward's pedigree snail in love with [=SpongeBob's=] pet snail, Gary (who crashed into the wall).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''
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"The Great Snail Race": Patrick's snail Rocky wins a snail race ([[RuleOfFunny a rock!]]) ahead of perennial rival Squidward's pedigree snail in love with [=SpongeBob's=] pet snail, Gary (who crashed into the wall).wall).
** In "Slimy Dancing" Squidward [[ItMakesSenseInContext inside Spongebob]] enters a dancing competition, and at first wins, but loses immediately when Spongebob reveals they're two dancers, disqualifying them as only one dancer at a time is allowed. It turns out everyone else cheated in the same way... except for Patrick, hence he wins.
26th Aug '17 11:05:17 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* In 2015's Video Game Awards's "Best Shooter" category, ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' took the victory. It was up against ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3'', ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront'', ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', and ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}: The Taken King'', all of which were very much hyped by their developers, had much larger budgets, were sequels to well-established franchises, had Hollywood-level marketing campaigns, and created by teams with superior experience in shooters.

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* In 2015's Video Game Awards's "Best Shooter" category, ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' took category: the victory. It was up against nominees were ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3'', ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront'', ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', and ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}: The Taken King'', all of which were very much hyped by their developers, had much larger enormous budgets, were sequels to well-established franchises, had Hollywood-level marketing campaigns, and created by teams with superior experience in shooters.shooters. Oh, and also there was a [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} new IP about cartoonish anthropomorphic squids]] created by [[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo}} a company]] with little experience making shooters and was released [[UsefulNotes/WiiU a console]] with poor sales. ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' took the victory.
19th Aug '17 8:59:55 PM costanton11
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* At the 1868 Democratic National Convention, George H. Pendleton was the initial frontrunner, with numerous other candidates vying for the position as well. However the nominee would ultimately be none of them, but Convention Chairman Horatio Seymour, who, although he did not want the nomination, was ultimately unanimous selected after the delegates couldn't agree on anyone else. Seymour went on to lose to Republican Ulysses S. Grant.

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* At the 1868 Democratic National Convention, George H. Pendleton was the initial frontrunner, with numerous other candidates such as incumbent president Andrew Johnson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Sanford Church, Asa Packer, Joel Parker, James E. English, James Rood Doolittle, and Thomas A. Hendricks vying for the position as well. However the nominee would ultimately be none of them, but Convention Chairman Horatio Seymour, who, although he did not want the nomination, was ultimately unanimous selected after the delegates couldn't agree on anyone else. Seymour went on to lose to Republican Ulysses S. Grant.
18th Aug '17 8:54:35 AM dotchan
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* The ultimate dark horse victory in sports has to be the 1980 USA men's hockey team. A group of college kids taking on all the best teams in the world, many with pros in their ranks, and winning the gold. Even the players for team USA didn't think they had that great a chance, as Mike Johnson, the team captain thought the team was good enough to get bronze.

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* The ultimate dark horse victory in sports has to be the 1980 USA men's hockey team. A group of college kids taking on all the best teams in the world, many with pros in their ranks, and winning the gold. Even the players for team USA didn't think they had that great a chance, as Mike Johnson, the team captain Mike Johnson thought the team was only good enough to get bronze.
12th Aug '17 2:53:36 PM TheWarioBros
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* This happened twice in the IAAF World Championships London 2017. First was the 100m sprint, where everyone was expecting Usain Bolt to win by a country mile. He didn't. Instead, he came third overall with the US' Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman taking the gold and silver medal respectively, making it his first bronze medal since the World Athletics Final in 2006. However, the real surprise then came later at the 4x100 Metres Relay. In that race, not only was Usain Bolt running for Jamaica, but his US rivals were on the US team as well. But in a shock turn of events, not only did Great Britain win gold overall (the first time they'd done so in their entire history), but Usain Bolt outright failed to finish the race, falling victim to an injury just as his leg of the race began. As a result, it was literally the first time Bolt had ever not gotten a medal in a race, and perhaps the most unfortunate end to an athlete's career in history.
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