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9th Feb '16 7:38:07 AM HulkingNest
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* Doraemon(Anime)/Nobita versus Gian.
21st Jan '16 9:21:14 PM CrippleNinja
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** Even more, modern science has guessed that Goliath may have had a disorder, owing to his great size, and also the fact that it's mentioned he had an attendant with him. Probably because said disorder made Goliath have poor vision. So, it was a big, handicapped target versus a sniper. David versus Goliath indeed.
18th Jan '16 3:41:36 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' comic book, Omega Supreme managed to beat up ''eight'' Decepticons by himself, ''including Megatron'', and was able to stand up to the even bigger Trypticon. Despite this, in a later arc, he was attacked and knocked down by Buzzsaw, one of the ''smallest'' Decepticons. (A small robot bird of the same model as Laserbeak; the {{narrator}} seemed to think he was ''really'' in trouble when it happened, although he was later actually destroyed by an Underbase-powered Starscream.)
11th Jan '16 5:30:15 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FA_Cup#Giant-killers The FA Cup is one of the few competitions where this is actually expected]], getting to the point where the expectation is that UnderdogsNeverLose and every year there's a 'Giant Killing', when a club from one of the lower divisions - or even from outside of the professional league structure entirely and [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits made up of binmen, plumbers and bus drivers]] - knocks out a [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Premiership giant]]. They often have ample incentive to do so, because even earning a replay at a big club can save a club in financial trouble - as happened with Exeter City against Manchester United - and that kind of uncertainty is one of the things that makes it the most prestigious domestic cup competition in football. When it doesn't seem to happen, people moan that 'the magic of the Cup' [[TheMagicGoesAway has been wiped out by the riches of the top clubs]] - something driven by a lingering British fondness for noble amateurism. This is usually proved wrong on a regular basis with an analysis of four years of the FA Cup showing showed that it was 99.85 per cent likely that at least one team would beat one from a higher division in a given year. The probability drops to 48.8 per cent for a two-division gap, and 39.28 per cent for a three-division gap. ** Notable examples include Luton Town, a team in the fifth level of English football (there are four professional divisions and further six amateur divisions), beating Premiership side Norwich to reach the Last 16 of the Cup. In general, it is not unheard of for a big club to be beaten or, at least, given an almighty fright by a side from somewhere they'd never even heard of until they were drawn against each other e.g. Havant and Waterlooville vs Liverpool. The latter were then the most successful team in English history, five times Champions of Europe and finalists in the Champions League the previous season, one of the biggest names in the history of the game and one of the 100 richest sports teams on the planet. The former were a side almost entirely composed of amateurs, who went on to take the lead twice. This sort of display is entirely typical of the FA Cup, except that the smaller club often wins.

* The Battle of Rorke's Drift, during which a platoon of 150 men successfully stood against thousands of Zulu warriors with few casualties... after an even larger platoon had been massacred by said warriors earlier the same day.
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* The Battle of Rorke's Drift, during which a platoon of around 150 men - a considerable proportion of which were ill - successfully stood against thousands of off between 3 and 4,000 veteran Zulu warriors for over twelve hours with few casualties... after an even larger platoon army of British veterans had been massacred almost to a man (barely 50 of over 1700 troops) by the army of which said Zulu warriors were but a detachment (one that hadn't seen action) earlier the same day.day at the Battle of Isandlhwana.
7th Jan '16 5:25:30 PM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the Railroad is made up of a loose confederation of idealistic Wastelanders operating from underground safehouses, with a handful of Synths and scientists of note. Their main rivals, the Institute, are arguably the single-most powerful faction in the entire Commonwealth, with vast stockpiles of resources and a monopoly on advanced technology. [[spoiler:[[MeleeATrois Then]] the Brotherhood of Steel turn up with their CoolAirship and armies of knights in PoweredArmor. It's possible for the Railroad to smack down both of these factions in their ending.]]
28th Dec '15 5:05:13 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' game, the Marauding Captain is a Warrior-Type monster seen on many cards fighting monsters that are larger and stronger (as far as points go) than he is, such as "Despair from the Dark on [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Staunch_Defender "Staunch Defender"]], Terrorking Archfiend on [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Battle-Scarred "Battle-Scarred"]], (explaining where he got the scar on his cheek), Inpachi on [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Double_Attack "Double Attack"]] (where he clearly destroyed it), Blazing Inpachi in [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Two-Man_Cell_Battle "Two-Man Cell Battle"]], and Goblin Attack Force on [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Assault_on_GHQ "Assault on GHQ"]] The ultimate outcome of most of these battles is not clear, but he obviously survived each one, at least.
25th Dec '15 1:42:32 AM Stealth
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* Every scenario in the Gray Death Legion and Black Thorns sourcebooks for ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has the player, as the protagonists, constantly outnumbered and outgunned, sometimes by a considerable margin. The best example of such an underdog battle is the Gray Death Legion battle "Alone on Trellwan," where a lone Gray Death ''[[MasterOfNone Shadow Hawk]]'' piloted by Grayson Carlyle himself is challenged by a ''[[MacrossMissleMassacre Crusader]]'' and a ''[[TheDreaded Marauder]]'' and is expected to escape alive as well as destroy the ''Crusader'' on his way out.
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* Every scenario in the Gray Death Legion and Black Thorns sourcebooks for ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has the player, as the protagonists, constantly outnumbered and outgunned, sometimes by a considerable margin. The best example of such an underdog battle is the Gray Death Legion battle "Alone on Trellwan," where a lone Gray Death ''[[MasterOfNone Shadow Hawk]]'' piloted by Grayson Carlyle himself is challenged by a ''[[MacrossMissleMassacre ''[[MacrossMissileMassacre Crusader]]'' and a ''[[TheDreaded Marauder]]'' and is expected to escape alive as well as destroy the ''Crusader'' on his way out.
25th Dec '15 1:42:22 AM Stealth
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* Every scenario in the Gray Death Legion and Black Thorns sourcebooks for ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has the player, as the protagonists, constantly outnumbered and outgunned, sometimes by a considerable margin. The best example of such an underdog battle is the Gray Death Legion battle "Alone on Trellwan," where a lone Gray Death ''[[MasterOfNone Shadow Hawk]]'' piloted by Grayson Carlyle himself is challenged by a ''[[MacrossMissleMassacre Crusader]]'' and a ''[[TheDreaded Marauder]]'' and is expected to escape alive as well as destroy the ''Crusader'' on his way out.
24th Dec '15 5:26:01 PM TARINunit9
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Named after the biblical account of David and Goliath from [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2017;&version=31; 1 Samuel, chapter 17.]] (Note that in that story, David was said to have won through DivineIntervention, so ironically, the TropeNamer is not an accurate example of the Trope.)
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Named after the biblical account of David and Goliath from [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2017;&version=31; 1 Samuel, chapter 17.]] (Note that in that story, David was said claims to have won only through DivineIntervention, so ironically, the TropeNamer is not an accurate example of the Trope.)
22nd Dec '15 8:23:45 PM KantonKage
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Cell doesn't count as he towers over the young gohan.
** In fact, ''Dragon Ball'' is one of the ultimate subverters of the trope. Vegeta, Freeza, Cell, and Majin Buu were either small characters or their final forms were not their largest. Not to mention Goku as a kid, who for most of his childhood looked like an eight year old, took down characters much bigger than him especially King Piccolo.
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** In fact, ''Dragon Ball'' is one of the ultimate subverters of the trope. Vegeta, Freeza, Cell, and Majin Buu and Beerus were either small characters or their final forms were not their largest. Not to mention Goku as a kid, who for most of his childhood looked like an eight year old, took down characters much bigger than him especially King Piccolo.
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