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9th Jun '16 12:02:06 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Only really works on the surface, though. Cao Cao's kids who were chosen to rule seem to have been incompetent in some way or other, angering Sima Yi. Yi was fiercely loyal to Caos Cao and Pi, however. And the [[DesignatedHero popular and effective heroism]] of Liu Bei and his Tiger Generals overrode much of the military success of Wu in peoples' minds. (Wu was much more powerful and had far more experienced generals and warriors. Shu was the 'Perot' in the mix, a peasant/militia army like the Americans at the time of the Revolutionary War.)

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** Only really works on the surface, though. Cao Cao's kids who were chosen to rule seem to have been incompetent in some way or other, angering Sima Yi. Yi was fiercely loyal to Caos both Cao Cao and his son Cao Pi, however. And the [[DesignatedHero popular and effective heroism]] of Liu Bei and his Tiger Generals overrode much of the military success of Wu in peoples' minds. (Wu was much more powerful and had far more experienced generals and warriors. Shu was the 'Perot' in the mix, a peasant/militia army like the Americans at the time of the Revolutionary War.)



* In ''Literature/YesMinister'', the only reason Jim Hacker makes it to party leader and then Prime Minister is that he is up against two far stronger candidates, who end up cancelling each other out because they are strong enough to have acquired {{Hatedom}}s. Nobody can be bothered to hate Hacker very much as he is widely seen as mediocre and ineffectual. [[note]]This is apparently exactly how the grey and obscure John Major made it to party leader and PM after the fall of Thatcher. Nobody could be bothered to despise him as the last thing he aroused were strong feelinbgs in any direction.[[/note]]

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* In ''Literature/YesMinister'', the only reason Jim Hacker makes it to party leader and then Prime Minister is that he is up against two far stronger candidates, who end up cancelling each other out because they are strong enough to have acquired {{Hatedom}}s. Nobody can be bothered to hate Hacker very much as he is widely seen as mediocre and ineffectual. [[note]]This is apparently exactly how the grey and obscure John Major made it to party leader and PM after the fall of Thatcher. Nobody could be bothered to despise him as the last thing he aroused were strong feelinbgs feelings in any direction.[[/note]]
9th Jun '16 11:57:38 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In Chapter 9 of ''Webcomic/DatingATeamMagmaGrunt'' the titular grunt and a grunt from Team Aqua both enter into a Pokémon Contest to compete for Brendan's affection. [[spoiler: Tobias [[note]]That guy from the Anime who had a Darkrai[/note]] won.]]

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* In Chapter 9 of ''Webcomic/DatingATeamMagmaGrunt'' the titular grunt and a grunt from Team Aqua both enter into a Pokémon Contest to compete for Brendan's affection. [[spoiler: Tobias [[note]]That guy from the Anime who had a Darkrai[/note]] Darkrai[[/note]] won.]]
7th Jun '16 5:32:34 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode, "[[Recap/SonicBoomS1E5MyFairSticksy My Fair Sticksy]]", both Sticks and Dr. Eggman get nominated for an Awardy Award, which ends up going to Leroy the Turtle.
5th Jun '16 5:56:36 PM fnhornguy
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* On ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', the company holds a mud obstacle course. Henry and Freddy, who previously trained for the course together, end up stopping to fight due to their conflicting interactions with Eliza. This allows Charmonique to pull ahead and win.
1st Jun '16 10:51:47 PM bt8257
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Obviously, this is TruthInTelevision. Subtrope to NonProtagonistResolver.

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Obviously, this is TruthInTelevision. Subtrope SubTrope to NonProtagonistResolver.
1st Jun '16 10:51:36 PM bt8257
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-->-- '''UsefulNotes/BenjaminDisraeli''', ''The Young Duke''

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-->-- '''UsefulNotes/BenjaminDisraeli''', '''Creator/BenjaminDisraeli''', ''The Young Duke''
28th May '16 10:49:51 AM nombretomado
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** It is worth noting that the Wii's success is largely attributed to the fact its release price was about half the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, and because it has a more "casual" approach. This information was not known when people were predicting low sales.

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** It is worth noting that the Wii's success is largely attributed to the fact its release price was about half the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 consoles, and because it has a more "casual" approach. This information was not known when people were predicting low sales.
21st May '16 9:00:57 PM nombretomado
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* The Nintendo Wii. Before the 7th Console Generation truly began, it was widely believed that the PS3 and Xbox 360 would sell far better than the Wii, and that the Wii would be dead last in sales. Needless to say that didn't happen. To be fair though, after the poor sales of the Gamecube, expectations were understandably low. But now for once Nintendo is strongly in 1st place while Sony is in last, but catching up to the [=X360=]. Of course whether or not this should have happened is often a source of debate. The only downside to this surprise victory is that its one of the biggest reasons why other companies are slow to adapt to the Wii's success. (On the other hand, the success of the Nintendo DS is less surprising, since all the way back to 1989 Nintendo has been a lot more consistently successful in handhelds, but that's a different story.)

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* The Nintendo Wii. Before the 7th Console Generation truly began, it was widely believed that the PS3 [=PS3=] and Xbox 360 would sell far better than the Wii, and that the Wii would be dead last in sales. Needless to say that didn't happen. To be fair though, after the poor sales of the Gamecube, expectations were understandably low. But now for once Nintendo is strongly in 1st place while Sony is in last, but catching up to the [=X360=]. Of course whether or not this should have happened is often a source of debate. The only downside to this surprise victory is that its one of the biggest reasons why other companies are slow to adapt to the Wii's success. (On the other hand, the success of the Nintendo DS is less surprising, since all the way back to 1989 Nintendo has been a lot more consistently successful in handhelds, but that's a different story.)



** Of course, there's more to success than number of systems sold. The attach rate (number of games purchased per system) is notoriously low on the Wii. On the other hand, Nintendo typically makes a profit on hardware, whereas the 360 and PS3 were sold at a loss for many years. Between these factors and regional variations in popularity, a clear winner in the seventh generation UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars is hard to call.

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** Of course, there's more to success than number of systems sold. The attach rate (number of games purchased per system) is notoriously low on the Wii. On the other hand, Nintendo typically makes a profit on hardware, whereas the 360 and PS3 [=PS3=] were sold at a loss for many years. Between these factors and regional variations in popularity, a clear winner in the seventh generation UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars is hard to call.
21st May '16 8:29:46 PM Adept
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* When ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' did an Old vs. New debate about ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' and ''Film/Cinderalla2015'', the tallies ended up being a draw, so everyone decided that the best Cinderella movoie is ''Film/EverAfter''.

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* When ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' did an Old vs. New debate about ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' and ''Film/Cinderalla2015'', ''Film/Cinderella2015'', the tallies ended up being a draw, so everyone decided that the best Cinderella movoie is ''Film/EverAfter''.
21st May '16 8:29:08 PM Adept
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* When ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' did an Old vs. New debate about ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' and ''Film/Cinderalla2015'', the tallies ended up being a draw, so everyone decided that the best Cinderella movoie is ''Film/EverAfter''.
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