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7th Nov '17 11:08:25 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', in a similar subplot, you can defeat the Gray Prince, the undefeated Grand Champion of Cyrodiil Arena. However, there is also a subquest that allows you to kill him without any fight and claim the title...
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Alduin is supposed to be unbeatable. The best the old heroes of Skyrim could do is cast him forward in time, and even when the Dragonborn kills him, Alduin's is the one dragonsoul the Dragonborn doesn't absorb upon death.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Throughout the series, the main quest BigBad (as well as the Big Bads of the major expansions) tend to be something along these lines. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and its to expansions have you killing two outright {{Physical God}}s[[note]]One of whom is actually ''invincible'' and cannot be killed directly...you have to destroy his ''power source''[[/note]] and the aspect of a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]]. ''Oblivion'' and its expansions force you to defeat ''two'' Daedric Princes (the main quest one being a DestroyerDeity) and an ancient [[MagicKnight Sorcerer-King]] of the AbusivePrecursors who is empowered by a third Daedric Prince. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' and its expansions pit you up against the [[DragonsAreDemonic draconic]] BeastOfTheApocalypse (with several characters outright stating that [[YouCantFightFate it may not be "right"]] to stop him [[AboveGoodAndEvil given his duty]]), an ancient [[MonsterLord Vampire Lord]], and your own EvilCounterpart (the ''First'' Dragonborn) who serves as the champion of a Daedric Prince.
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', in a similar subplot, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s "Imperial Arena" faction questline, you can engage in a series of {{Gladiator Subquest}}s, working your way up the ranks against stronger and stronger competition. At the end, you must defeat the Gray Prince, the undefeated Grand Champion of Cyrodiil the Arena. However, (However, there is also a subquest sidequest that allows you to kill him without any fight and claim the title...
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Alduin is supposed to be unbeatable. The best
title, Subverting the old heroes of Skyrim could do is cast him forward in time, and even when the Dragonborn kills him, Alduin's is the one dragonsoul the Dragonborn doesn't absorb upon death.trope...)
5th Nov '17 12:45:50 AM ratedgdr
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** Joanna Jedrzejczyk had dominated the Women's Strawweight division with an iron fist, with many experts wondering if she would do what Ronda Rousey couldn't and retire as champion. Few gave her UFC 217 opponent, Rose Namajunas, a chance of pulling off the upset despite Namajunas' skills growing by leaps and bounds during her time in the UFC. But pull it off she did, TKOing Jedrzejczyk in the very first round to capture the championship.
3rd Oct '17 5:54:47 PM Hoki
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* It is a common staple of sports themed anime (usually set in high school) to have a team that has dominated the national circuit and is always touted as the team to beat for the protagonist team. Examples are:
** ''Manga/Eyeshield21'' has the perennial Kanto representative the Shinryuuji Naga, who had dominated the Kanto region for the longest time. They, however, pale in comparison to the Teikoku Alexanders, who have won the Christmas Bowl ''since the establishment of American Football in Japan''.
** ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' has Shiraitodai Girls School, the two time champion in high school team mahjong. Its ace player, Teru Miyanaga, is touted as the best individual mahjong player in the high school circuit, and is the sister of the title character.
** ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' has Kuromorimine Women's College, which have won the high school sensha-do (tankery) championship for 9 years. Their loss in the year before the storyline was not because of a better team, but because the commander of their flag tank abandoned her position to save a friendly tank that had fallen into a river.
14th Aug '17 10:22:50 AM MugenKagemaru
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*** Aaaaaaand then G.U. brings it back as a BonusBoss, alongside giving it a OneWingedAngel form, the God Eater, and a third incarnation known as The One Death.
11th Aug '17 10:08:34 PM VulgarBee
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* In One Punch Man, Boros had this reputation, having apparently never lost a fight, until he came up against someone [[InvincibleHero even more unbeatable than him]].

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* In One Punch Man, ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', Boros had this reputation, having apparently never lost a fight, until he came up against someone [[InvincibleHero even more unbeatable than him]].
21st Jul '17 3:52:32 AM Chrono_Ryono
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* In [[https://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/s/legend-of-zelda-fan-fiction/the-legend-of-link-lucky-number-13/19769 The Legend of Link: Lucky Number 13]] the [[LegionsOfHell Originals]] and [[WarGod Hadrian]] are considered by [[TopGod Fate and Destiny themselves]] to be impossible to kill. [[spoiler:Link, after becoming the God of Fear, kills them all.]]
19th Jul '17 5:17:43 AM WillBGood
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** Shown example includes when Luffy defeated Eneru, due to being a RubberMan which Eneru's lightning powers couldn't directly harm. Up until then, the Skypeians, some of the Shandians, and possibly even Nami believed, from seeing what he could do, he was as he said literally [[AGodAmI an invincible god.]]

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** Shown example includes when Luffy defeated Eneru, due to being a RubberMan which Eneru's lightning powers couldn't directly harm. Up until then, the Skypeians, some of the Shandians, and possibly even Nami believed, from seeing what he could do, he was as he said literally said--literally [[AGodAmI an invincible god.]]



** Beating one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea or Four Emperors in general is this trope. The Warlords rely on their reputation just to help cull the pirate population, while the Emperors have been stated to be the four most powerful pirates in the world. Defeating any one of them could throw the balance of the Three Great Powers off the kilter.

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** Beating one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea or Four Emperors in general is this trope. The Warlords rely on their reputation just to help cull the pirate population, while the Emperors have been stated to be the four most powerful pirates in the world. Defeating any one of them could throw the balance of the Three Great Powers off the kilter.off-kilter.
8th Jul '17 9:39:41 PM Orbiting
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* ''{{Exalted}}'' is all about doing this to the extremely powerful people you don't like. You can even do this to The Unconquered Sun. Unconquered does not mean Unconquerable.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' is all about doing this to the extremely powerful people you don't like. You can even do this to The Unconquered Sun. Unconquered does not mean Unconquerable.
8th Jul '17 11:51:08 AM nombretomado
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* Happens again with UsefulNotes/LebronJames, who was the star of the 2013 Miami Heat team, when he went back to the Cleveland Cavaliers and reached the finals in the 2015-16 season. This time he took on the Golden State Warriors in the finals after losing to them the previous year during the 2014-15 season. The Warriors seem like the new superstar team in the West Coast, after the Spurs and the Lakers, to win multiple back to back titles and become a dynasty. The team's roster was stacked with great starter and bench players, with a superstar point guard in Creator/StephenCurry, who's ball handling and shooting skills seemed inhuman. Everything seemed to good as planned with the Warriors taking a dominating 3-0 lead. Everyone was predicting a NBA finals sweep, until Lebron James and his point guard Kyrie Ervin played some of the greatest basketball in NBA history, especially Ervin who while good, wasn't seen at the time as an elite player. They would be the first team in NBA history to win 4 straight games after trailing 0-3 during a championship finals, finally winning the title Lebron James promised the city of Cleveland since he turned pro as a teenager.

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* Happens again with UsefulNotes/LebronJames, who was the star of the 2013 Miami Heat team, when he went back to the Cleveland Cavaliers and reached the finals in the 2015-16 season. This time he took on the Golden State Warriors in the finals after losing to them the previous year during the 2014-15 season. The Warriors seem like the new superstar team in the West Coast, after the Spurs and the Lakers, to win multiple back to back titles and become a dynasty. The team's roster was stacked with great starter and bench players, with a superstar point guard in Creator/StephenCurry, UsefulNotes/StephenCurry, who's ball handling and shooting skills seemed inhuman. Everything seemed to good as planned with the Warriors taking a dominating 3-0 lead. Everyone was predicting a NBA finals sweep, until Lebron James and his point guard Kyrie Ervin played some of the greatest basketball in NBA history, especially Ervin who while good, wasn't seen at the time as an elite player. They would be the first team in NBA history to win 4 straight games after trailing 0-3 during a championship finals, finally winning the title Lebron James promised the city of Cleveland since he turned pro as a teenager.
30th Jun '17 3:40:16 AM jesseblue89
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** Unfortunately for McGregor, it happened to him as well: at UFC 196, he moved up to welterweight for a sort-notice, non-title fight against Nate Diaz. McGregor did well enough in the first round but suddenly tired in the second, allowing major underdog Diaz to force him to tap out to a rear naked choke, handing McGregor his first loss in some time and first in the UFC. Earlier, the aforementioned Holly Holm suffered her first pro loss at the hands of another massive underdog: two-time Rousey victim Miesha Tate, who choked Holm out to win the Women's Bantamweight title.

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** Unfortunately for McGregor, it happened to him as well: at UFC 196, he moved up to welterweight for a sort-notice, short-notice, non-title fight against Nate Diaz. McGregor did well enough in the first round but suddenly tired in the second, allowing major underdog Diaz to force him to tap out to a rear naked choke, handing McGregor his first loss in some time and first in the UFC. Earlier, the aforementioned Holly Holm suffered her first pro loss at the hands of another massive underdog: two-time Rousey victim Miesha Tate, who choked Holm out to win the Women's Bantamweight title.
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