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25th Nov '16 9:07:31 PM Servbot
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* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' has Sieglinde Jeremiah, a tournament veteran who had never been defeated in battle, and whose single loss was due to her not appearing for her match. [[spoiler:Einhart]] gets a shot at breaking her streak [[spoiler:and eventually fails.]]
** Subverted in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Rinne Berlinetta was originally set up like this, only for it to be revealed that Vivio has already beaten her in the past.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
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''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' has Sieglinde Jeremiah, a tournament veteran who had never been defeated in battle, and whose single loss was due to her not appearing for her match. [[spoiler:Einhart]] gets a shot at breaking her streak [[spoiler:and eventually fails.]]
** Subverted in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Rinne Berlinetta was originally set up like this, only for it to be revealed that Vivio has already beaten her in the past. That said, Rinne's only lost was in points and she hadn't been defeated via knockout yet [[spoiler:until her second loss to Vivio]].
11th Nov '16 3:12:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* Kazu from ''Manga/AirGear'' was already getting some serious {{Badass}} cred from his fight with Sleipnir, but he finally proves, once and for all, that he's no longer the little bitch who needs [[TheHero Ikki]] to fight for him when he [[spoiler:takes out Nike, a ridiculously powerful HeroKiller who's [[ImplacableMan never lost a fight]]]]. Sure, he had help, but he still stood alone for most of the battle.

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* Kazu from ''Manga/AirGear'' was already getting some serious {{Badass}} badass cred from his fight with Sleipnir, but he finally proves, once and for all, that he's no longer the little bitch who needs [[TheHero Ikki]] to fight for him when he [[spoiler:takes out Nike, a ridiculously powerful HeroKiller who's [[ImplacableMan never lost a fight]]]]. Sure, he had help, but he still stood alone for most of the battle.
26th Oct '16 1:00:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[ASongOfIceAndFire Robb Stark]] never lost a battle in the War of the Five Kings. [[spoiler: He still ended up losing the war (and his life) because treacherous allies turn on him and join his enemies. Together, they hatch a plan that becomes the backbreaking and traumatic Red Wedding.]]

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* [[ASongOfIceAndFire ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Robb Stark]] Stark never lost a battle in the War of the Five Kings. [[spoiler: He still ended up losing the war (and his life) because treacherous allies turn on him and join his enemies. Together, they hatch a plan that becomes the backbreaking and traumatic Red Wedding.]]
22nd Oct '16 11:15:47 AM Eddy1215
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* ''Film/GmeOfDeath'': The guardians of the pagoda in the original version have exceptional skills and are thought to be undefeatable. Bruce Lee disproves this.

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* ''Film/GmeOfDeath'': ''Film/GameOfDeath'': The guardians of the pagoda in the original version have exceptional skills and are thought to be undefeatable. Bruce Lee disproves this.
22nd Oct '16 8:26:59 AM Gemser
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* ''Film/GmeOfDeath'': The guardians of the pagoda in the original version have exceptional skills and are thought to be undefeatable. Bruce Lee disproves this.
18th Oct '16 7:59:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', Zero hands Cornelia her first defeat at the Battle of Saitama Ghetto

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'', Zero hands Cornelia her first defeat at the Battle of Saitama Ghetto
6th Oct '16 6:55:29 PM nombretomado
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* Falling somewhere between VideoGames and RealLife is the defeat of Kerafyrm the Sleeper in EverQuest. Having never intended gamers to challenge it, the programmers gave Kerafyrm 10 billion HP (for reference, a standard dragon has 100 thousand and gods top out at 2 million). It took almost 200 of the best players in the game over four hours to kill it. On the second try.

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* Falling somewhere between VideoGames and RealLife is the defeat of Kerafyrm the Sleeper in EverQuest.''VideoGame/EverQuest''. Having never intended gamers to challenge it, the programmers gave Kerafyrm 10 billion HP (for reference, a standard dragon has 100 thousand and gods top out at 2 million). It took almost 200 of the best players in the game over four hours to kill it. On the second try.
2nd Oct '16 8:25:48 PM Gamermaster
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** Subverted in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Rinne Berlinetta was originally set up like this, only for it to be revealed that Vivio has already beaten her in the past.
7th Sep '16 6:15:26 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''VideoGame/YuGiOhDuelLinks'', Yami Yugi and Kaiba can lose to anyone in the game, leaving their opponents incredulous that they won.
31st Aug '16 7:07:40 AM ACW
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* A literal example in the 2007 SuperBowl match between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. The Patriots had an undefeated regular and playoff season. They seem to have the best offense and defense ever assembled in NFL history, or so the many sports commentators kept saying.. Superstar quarterback Tom Brady completed 50 touchdowns throughout the season, running up the score and completely dominating most defenses he faced. The whole country believed they'd be the second team besides the 1972 Miami Dolphins to have an undefeated NFL season, complete with a Super Bowl victory. At the same time, the New York Giants had an up and down season. There were times when the fans demanded that the managers fire coach Tom Coughlin and replace quarterback Eli Manning, whom many football fans regarded as not being as talented as his older brother Peyton Manning. However they fought and clawed their way to the playoffs and the Super Bowl game. During the game, millions who watched were in shock as not only did the Giants stop the Patriots dominating offense, but they were able to only hold them to 14 points, winning the game. Eli finally escaped from his brother's shadow by matching him with a Super Bowl win, and Tom Coughlin had his coaching contract extended. And just to show the win wasn't a fluke, they beat the Patriots again in the Super Bowl at the end of the 2011 season, and Eli Manning surpassed his brother with two Super Bowl wins.

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* A literal example in the 2007 SuperBowl match between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. The Patriots had an undefeated regular and playoff season. They seem to have the best offense and defense ever assembled in NFL history, or so the many sports commentators kept saying.. Superstar quarterback Tom Brady completed 50 touchdowns throughout the season, running up the score and completely dominating most defenses he faced. The whole country believed they'd be the second team besides the 1972 Miami Dolphins to have an undefeated NFL season, complete with a Super Bowl victory. At the same time, the New York Giants had an up and down season. There were times when the fans demanded that the managers fire coach Tom Coughlin and replace quarterback Eli Manning, whom many football fans regarded as not being as talented as his older brother Peyton Manning. However they fought and clawed their way to the playoffs and the Super Bowl game. During the game, millions who watched were in shock as not only did the Giants stop the Patriots dominating offense, but they were able to only hold them to 14 points, winning the game. Eli finally escaped from his brother's shadow by matching him with a Super Bowl win, and Tom Coughlin had his coaching contract extended. And just to show the win wasn't a fluke, they beat the Patriots again in the Super Bowl at the end of the 2011 season, and Eli Manning surpassed his brother with two Super Bowl wins.wins (until Peyton won his secnd ring at the end of the 2015 season).
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