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22nd Apr '18 2:17:29 PM Eddy1215
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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.]]

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* In [[https://www.''[[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]] 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.]]
16th Mar '18 4:27:44 PM Lopiny
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** If you tangle with the Four Emperors and get any sort of victory at all, it's already a massive credit to your strength. [[spoiler:Defeating the single most powerful subordinate one of the Emperors has, one so idolized not even his colleagues and brothers thought he could even be defeated and thought of him as pretty much perfection incarnate, definitely qualifies as this. And yet Luffy tangled with Big Mom, and took down Katakuri, a billion-plus-Belli-bounty nightmare, and ''none'' of the Big Mom pirates could believe it, not even the ones that directly witnessed it. Ironically, the only person who even accepted the fact he could be and did get defeated was Katakuri himself, who found Luffy to be the WorthyOpponent he never realized he needed]].
7th Mar '18 3:56:38 PM nombretomado
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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 (until Peyton won his secnd ring at the end of the 2015 season).

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* A literal example in the 2007 SuperBowl UsefulNotes/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 (until Peyton won his secnd ring at the end of the 2015 season).
22nd Feb '18 7:17:11 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** After Series 9, horizontal spinner and reigning champion Carbide had redefined 'TheDreaded' for robot combat, absolutely ''[[CurbStompBattle annihilating]]'' every opponent it had faced with none lasting a round against it, and only runner-up Eruption even managing to last longer than ''a minute'' before being crippled. In the Series 10 Grand Final episode, however, an unexpected new challenger arose in the form of [[LethalJokeCharacter Nuts 2]], whose whirling chain flails managed to land a precision blow on Carbide's weapon chain, disabling it and leaving the champion helpless! Nuts 2 wasn't able to disable Carbide completely, but easily won the judges decision, giving the champion their first setback since the start of Series 9. Carbide won the rematch against Nuts 2 by [[RemovedAchillesHeel armouring up their weapon chain]] to make it back to the Grand Final match, [[spoiler:but this time their old enemies Eruption managed to ''finally'' outlast them on their third attempt and beat them by decision for the championship]].
12th Feb '18 9:17:11 AM bitemytail
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The Elite Four, as well as several other characters, including the infamous legendary spammer Tobias. While Ash fails to win the match against him, even defeating his Darkrai counts since it's a feat no one else accomplished. The fact he manages to also take out his Latios is icing on the cake.

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The Elite Four, as well as several other characters, including the infamous legendary spammer Tobias. While Ash fails to win the match against him, even defeating his Darkrai counts since it's a feat no one else accomplished. The fact he manages to also take out his Latios is icing on the cake.
7th Feb '18 4:42:55 PM Yukianesa
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* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'': Though very, ''very'' difficult, it is possible for a Changeling to permanently kill their Keeper in Arcadia. Tricking a True Fae into breaking an oath sworn on their TrueName is the most sure-fire way to do this, as their true name is effectively their vow to exist and losing it renders them DeaderThanDead.
20th Jan '18 10:17:33 AM jakeroo123
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** The Champions especially so. Not even the Elite Four stand a chance in a battle against a Champion. While it's never finished, Ash's second battle against Diantha remains the sole instance of another trainer actually gaining the upper hand against a Champion.
18th Jan '18 6:32:31 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Film/NoHoldsBarred'': Zeus (Tom Lister), an ex-con who acts as the muscle of Mr. Brell, the corrupt [=CEO=] of a television network who wishes to get rival wrestler Rip ([[Wrestling/HulkHogan]]) under his command. Expanded upon with a bar fight scene, a fight at a steel plant and on television several times. Eventually, Zeus goes too far and beats up Rip's brother, Randy ... and after Rip has his initial difficulties is able to get the best of him in a fight.
24th Dec '17 7:29:53 PM TheWanderer
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** ''Film/RockyIII'': Rocky has become complacent as the World Heavyweight Champion, fighting a string of no-hopers arranged by Paulie to keep Rocky from losing his title. Then the monstrous Clubber Lang demands a bout with Rocky, beating him soundly and knocking him off his pedestal until he returns for a successful rematch, courtesy of some training from [[DefeatEqualsFriendship former rival]] Apollo Creed.

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** ''Film/RockyIII'': Rocky has become complacent as the World Heavyweight Champion, fighting a string of no-hopers arranged by Paulie Mickey to keep Rocky from losing his title. Then the monstrous Clubber Lang demands a bout with Rocky, beating him soundly and knocking him off his pedestal until he returns for a successful rematch, courtesy of some training from [[DefeatEqualsFriendship former rival]] Apollo Creed.



** ''Film/RockyBalboa'': Rocky [[RuleOfThree goes into retirement]], but finds himself dissatisfied with the inexplicable [[DudeWheresMyRespect lack of respect]] he receives despite his impressive record. Thus despite being in his 60s, he [[TenMinuteRetirement stages a comeback]] and, just like in the first movie, fights to a draw with the world champion, Mason "The Line" Dixon. In [[Film/{{Creed}} the next film]], his retirement finally sticks, and he acts as a mentor to Apollo Creed's son, Adonis.

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** ''Film/RockyBalboa'': Rocky [[RuleOfThree goes into is in retirement]], but finds himself dissatisfied his that his life is unfulfilled and he's caught dealing with the inexplicable [[DudeWheresMyRespect lack of respect]] he receives despite his impressive record. unsatisfied anger issues. Thus despite being in his 60s, he [[TenMinuteRetirement stages a comeback]] and, wants to climb back into the ring]] and vent some of those bad feelings. He does so just in time to, just like in the first movie, fights fight to a draw with close loss against the dominating and unbeaten world champion, Mason "The Line" Dixon. In [[Film/{{Creed}} the next film]], his retirement finally sticks, and he acts as a mentor to Apollo Creed's son, Adonis.
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...)
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