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24th Jun '17 12:39:21 AM DustSnitch
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* Uniquely for a depiction of the famously disadvantaged David, this is an AvertedTrope in Michelangelo's ''Art/{{David}}''. we get no sculpture of Goliath for reference, but David is certainly larger here than any man could expect to be. There is no attempt here to portray David as an underdog or less physically endowed.
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11th Jun '17 1:43:09 PM nombretomado
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** Great example was the 2011 Women's FifaWorldCup. Two times champion United States, home of great players such as Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe, pulled many victories such as defeating the strong Brazilian team ''in a 122 minute plus penalties match'', was in the finals against Japan, which reached there mostly through upsets (including defeating home team and defending champions Germany). Amazingly, the American AmazonBrigade that towered over the Japanese (literally. Some of the above listed names are almost 6 ft, while the average height of the Japanese players was under 5'5'') failed to score only on seemingly endless opportunities and the [[PluckyGirl Nadeshiko Japan]] resisted until the penalty shootouts, [[DarkHorseVictory which they won]].

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** Great example was the 2011 Women's FifaWorldCup.UsefulNotes/FIFAWorldCup. Two times champion United States, home of great players such as Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe, pulled many victories such as defeating the strong Brazilian team ''in a 122 minute plus penalties match'', was in the finals against Japan, which reached there mostly through upsets (including defeating home team and defending champions Germany). Amazingly, the American AmazonBrigade that towered over the Japanese (literally. Some of the above listed names are almost 6 ft, while the average height of the Japanese players was under 5'5'') failed to score only on seemingly endless opportunities and the [[PluckyGirl Nadeshiko Japan]] resisted until the penalty shootouts, [[DarkHorseVictory which they won]].
6th May '17 5:20:07 PM nombretomado
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* Used in many different ways in the ''TransformersFilmSeries''. First off it depicts the human military as having reasonable success fighting against the Decepticons and thus depicts regular soldiers going up against robots that are, on average, 20 feet tall or bigger. It is also the first time in the franchise that they actively avoided YourSizeMayVary and realistically showed that the highway vehicles the Autobots typically turned into would be dwarfed by the military and construction hardware the Decepticons became. Their largest warrior, Optimus, was a massive semi-truck and was still much smaller than most of the 'Con forces.

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* Used in many different ways in the ''TransformersFilmSeries''.''Film/TransformersFilmSeries''. First off it depicts the human military as having reasonable success fighting against the Decepticons and thus depicts regular soldiers going up against robots that are, on average, 20 feet tall or bigger. It is also the first time in the franchise that they actively avoided YourSizeMayVary and realistically showed that the highway vehicles the Autobots typically turned into would be dwarfed by the military and construction hardware the Decepticons became. Their largest warrior, Optimus, was a massive semi-truck and was still much smaller than most of the 'Con forces.
2nd May '17 8:18:49 AM SullenFrog
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'': Depending on the playerís choices, the three-kilometre long PACT dreadnought Legion can finally meet its end when the Sunrider, a ship less than a quarter of its size, fires its [[WaveMotionGun Vanguard Cannon]] straight down the barrel of the Legionís own WaveMotionGun at point-blank range.
10th Apr '17 9:27:37 PM WiseMan23753
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** Overall, the fanfic is about the Black Knights going up against [[TheEmpire Britannia]] while also having to deal with police interventions from the [[SpaceNavy Time Space Administration Bureau]]. And even they are confronting one another with an organization that is PlayingBothSides.
10th Apr '17 9:24:30 PM WiseMan23753
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* ''FanFic/KingsOfRevolution'' features [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia]], posing as Zero, going up against [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamachi]].
1st Apr '17 9:25:15 PM patxiao
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' gives the straightest example the franchise can give with [[spoiler:the BigBad Zarc not only being the World Duel Champion but also has the power of a god due to fusing with his dragons vs Rei, a pro duelist armed with four cards meant to counter Zarc's power. Despite all odds, she was able to defeat Zarc, kick starting the series.]]
10th Mar '17 9:16:55 AM CosmicFerret
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** The 2004 EuropeanChampionship saw an extraordinary feat of serial giant killing. Greece arrived as rank outsiders, having only qualified once before when they were knocked out at the group stage. They were widely expected to repeat this feat. But they won their first group match against the hosts, Portugal. Still, they only just reached the quarter finals ahead of Spain and Russia, and only beat Spain on goals scored. Nobody expected them to win their quarter-final against France, the defending champions and one of the pre-tournament favourites. But they did, and found themselves up against the Czech Republic in the semi-final. The Czechs were considered the form team, having won all three of their group matches and having won their quarter-final 3-0. Surely Greece couldn't beat them? They could, and reached the final. Could they somehow possibly be able to beat Portugal on their own soil for a second time? Yup, somehow they did, and took the trophy home.

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** The 2004 EuropeanChampionship UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship saw an extraordinary feat of serial giant killing. Greece arrived as rank outsiders, having only qualified once before when they were knocked out at the group stage. They were widely expected to repeat this feat. But they won their first group match against the hosts, Portugal. Still, they only just reached the quarter finals ahead of Spain and Russia, and only beat Spain on goals scored. Nobody expected them to win their quarter-final against France, the defending champions and one of the pre-tournament favourites. But they did, and found themselves up against the Czech Republic in the semi-final. The Czechs were considered the form team, having won all three of their group matches and having won their quarter-final 3-0. Surely Greece couldn't beat them? They could, and reached the final. Could they somehow possibly be able to beat Portugal on their own soil for a second time? Yup, somehow they did, and took the trophy home.
9th Mar '17 7:46:46 PM H.TorranceGriffin
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* ZigZagged at one point in ''Literature/{{Uprooted}}'' when we see WarriorPrince Marek, a physically powerful man in full armor who has trained for battle most of his life, is on trained warhorse, and has minions behind him to pass or toss any weapons that he does not have on him; attacking Kasia, a teenaged peasant girl who hardly knows more than what end of the only sword she has to hold... [[CursedWithAwesome and whose strange woodlike flesh will turn any weapon Marek can hope to get his hands on atop granting her at least as much strength as his warhorse]].
9th Mar '17 8:51:10 AM JackG
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Lampshaded and averted when Littlefinger gives his back story, in which he fought a duel for the hand of the woman he loved. "I'd read all the stories. The little guy always defeats the big guy in the end." Unfortunately, Littlefinger lost out to the betrothed of the woman he loved, and he realises [[ManipulativeBastard he's got to play things his way]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Lampshaded and averted when Littlefinger gives his back story, in which he fought a duel for the hand of the woman he loved. "I'd read all the stories. The little guy always defeats the big guy in the end." Unfortunately, Littlefinger lost out to the betrothed of the woman he loved, and he realises [[ManipulativeBastard he's got to play things his way]].way]].
-->"So I challenged him to a duel. I mean why not -- I'd read all the stories. The little hero always beats the big villain in all the stories. In the end, she wouldn't even let him kill me. [snip] Do you know what I learnt, losing that duel? I learnt that I'll never win. Not that way. That's their game, their rules. I'm not going to fight them, I'm going to fuck them. That's what I know, that's what I am. And only by admitting what we are can we get what we want."
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