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16th Jun '17 2:25:37 AM Darth_Marth
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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'': In the final Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Slytherin, the Slytherins start off with a huge advantage -they're far enough ahead on the scoreboard that Harry can't catch the Snitch until the Gryffindor Chasers score enough goals to close the gap, or else Gryffindor will win the game but lose the cup. But rather than utilize what is essentially free time for Malfoy to catch the Snitch and win the game, they insist on repeatedly trying (and failing) to injure the Gryffindor players, causing the referee to award Gryffindor multiple free penalty shots.
11th Jun '17 10:25:50 AM Prometheus117
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* ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsAcceleracers'': Enforced, Zedd-36 thinks he can win without cheating but Gelorum forces him to anyway.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsAcceleracers'': Enforced, Zedd-36 thinks he can win without cheating but Gelorum [[BigBad Gelorum]] forces him to anyway.anyway. [[spoiler:As he is Kurt Wylder, one of the favorites to win, he's not wrong to think so, though his reluctance to cheat isn't so much out of pride as it is [[EvenEvilHasStandards he doesn't really want to hurt or kill anyone else]].]]
9th May '17 5:03:37 PM fungus3
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-->-- '''[[TropeNamer Dick Dastardly]]''' (while his car is three feet in front of the finish line), ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nKKbXuilg4&t=3m30s Wacky Races Forever]]'' pilot

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-->-- '''[[TropeNamer Dick Dastardly]]''' (while his car is three feet in front of the finish line), ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nKKbXuilg4&t=3m30s Wacky Races Forever]]'' pilot
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7th May '17 8:26:29 PM Kuruni
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->''"No Muttley, we '''can't''' win fairly! ''*[[DopeSlap bonks Muttley]]* '' We are '''villains''', ergo we '''have''' to cheat!"''

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->''"No Muttley, we '''can't''' win fairly! ''*[[DopeSlap bonks Muttley]]* ''*bonks Muttley* '' We are '''villains''', ergo we '''have''' to cheat!"''
7th May '17 3:23:23 PM BobRiddle
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* In the ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce'' movie, Neo Terror blows up a bridge, causing its car to fall out of the race while Rescue Force carries on.
1st May '17 3:36:17 PM Willbyr
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->''"No Muttley, we '''can't''' win fairly! ''([[DopeSlap bonks Muttley]])'' We are '''villains''', ergo we '''have''' to cheat!"''

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->''"No Muttley, we '''can't''' win fairly! ''([[DopeSlap ''*[[DopeSlap bonks Muttley]])'' Muttley]]* '' We are '''villains''', ergo we '''have''' to cheat!"''






28th Apr '17 3:11:45 AM Vir
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* Since Jack Spicer in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' wants to be stereo-typically as evil as possible, he tends to do this a lot, even when just playing by the rules will get him an easy victory. In fact, he does this in the very first showdown, where even though he could very easily just reach into the finish line, he apparently decides to summon Jack Bots to stop Omi ''despite'' being in the clear lead and Omi is currently using the Two-Ton Tunic, aka a wu that weighs him down.

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* Since Jack Spicer in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' wants to be stereo-typically [[CardCarryingVillain as stereotypically evil as possible, possible]], he tends to do this a lot, even when just playing by the rules will get him an easy victory. In fact, he does this in the very first showdown, where even though he could very easily just reach into the finish line, he apparently decides to summon Jack Bots to stop Omi ''despite'' being in the clear lead and Omi is currently using the Two-Ton Tunic, aka a wu Wu that weighs him down.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Tortoise Wins by a Hare," Bugs Bunny's attempt to win the race against Cecil Turtle by cheating backfires gruesomely: he has his underground buddies wait near the track to beat up the turtle when he comes along, not having told them he's also putting on a turtle suit that supposedly makes him more aerodynamic. Meanwhile Cecil is wearing a rabbit suit, so he isn't totally playing by the rules either, and he cheats more than Bugs in other cartoons where they race. Bugs' only case of the trope was stopping to put on the suit despite already being faster than Cecil. The ones beating him up only wanted to stop the turtle because they waged a lot of money. At no point was it stated Bugs that was even acquainted with any of them before the race.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Tortoise Wins by a Hare," Bugs Bunny's attempt to win the race against Cecil Turtle by cheating backfires gruesomely: he has his underground buddies wait near the track to beat up the turtle when he comes along, not having told them he's also putting on a turtle suit that supposedly makes him more aerodynamic. Meanwhile Cecil is wearing a rabbit suit, so he isn't totally playing by the rules either, and he cheats more than Bugs in other cartoons where they race. Bugs' only case of the trope was stopping to put on the suit despite already being faster than Cecil. The ones beating him up only wanted to stop the turtle because they waged a lot of money. At no point was it stated that Bugs that was even acquainted with any of them before the race.



-->'''Burns:''' If you can take advantage of a situation in some way, it's your duty as an American to do it. Why should the race always be to the swift or the jumble to the quick-witted? Should they be allowed to win merely because of the gifts God gave them? Well, I say cheating is the gift man gives himself!
-->'''Homer:''' Mr. Burns, I insist that we cheat.
-->'''Burns:''' Excellent.

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-->'''Burns:''' If you can take advantage of a situation in some way, it's your duty as an American to do it. Why should the race always be to the swift or the jumble to the quick-witted? Should they be allowed to win merely because of the gifts God gave them? Well, I say cheating is the gift man gives himself!
-->'''Homer:'''
himself!\\
'''Homer:'''
Mr. Burns, I insist that we cheat.
-->'''Burns:'''
cheat.\\
'''Burns:'''
Excellent.



** Lightning Dust in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E7WonderboltsAcademy Wonderbolts Academy]]" convinces Rainbow Dash to form a tornado in the air to ensure they win the cloud-clearing competition against the other recruits. At the time Lightning Dust suggests it, she and Rainbow are not only winning, they're ahead seven-to-one to the next closest pair. The resulting tornado nearly sends Rainbow's friends, in a nearby hot-air balloon, plummeting to their doom; when Spitfire finds out the tornado nearly killed five civilians, she strips Lightning Dust of her rank.

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** Lightning Dust in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E7WonderboltsAcademy Wonderbolts Academy]]" convinces Rainbow Dash to form a tornado in the air to ensure they win the cloud-clearing competition against the other recruits. At the time Lightning Dust suggests it, she and Rainbow are not only winning, they're ahead seven-to-one to the next closest pair. The resulting tornado nearly sends Rainbow's friends, in a nearby hot-air hot air balloon, plummeting to their doom; when Spitfire finds out the tornado nearly killed five civilians, she strips Lightning Dust of her rank.



* In one episode of the 2013 ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace and Gnasher]]'' animated series, Greytowers Prep takes on Beantotown School in a triathalon. The Greytowers team is so much fitter than the Beanotown team (consisting of Dennis, Walter and Angel Face) that they could easily have won. Instead they cheat and, even though they initially win, they are exposed and disqualified.

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* In one episode of the 2013 ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace and Gnasher]]'' animated series, Greytowers Prep takes on Beantotown Beanotown School in a triathalon. The Greytowers team is so much fitter than the Beanotown team (consisting of Dennis, Walter and Angel Face) that they could easily have won. Instead they cheat and, even though they initially win, they are exposed and disqualified.



* This is a major part of [[CardCarryingVillain Plankton]]'s IneffectualSympatheticVillain schtick in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. Part of the reason that he never manages to get any customers in the Chum Bucket is that he's apparently incapable of coming up with a business model that doesn't require stealing the Krabby Patty recipe.

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* This is a major part of [[CardCarryingVillain Plankton]]'s IneffectualSympatheticVillain schtick in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. Part of the reason that he never manages to get any customers in the Chum Bucket is that he's apparently incapable of coming up with a business model that doesn't require stealing the Krabby Patty recipe.
26th Apr '17 10:55:44 PM TwinBird
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* In an episode of ''LiveActionTV/Babylon5'', Matthew Stoner's empathic powers are discovered when he manipulates Lou Welch into giving him supper an hour early.
25th Apr '17 9:54:35 PM Loekman3
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* Jack Spicer in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' has done this a few times before.

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* Since Jack Spicer in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' has done wants to be stereo-typically as evil as possible, he tends to do this a few times before.lot, even when just playing by the rules will get him an easy victory. In fact, he does this in the very first showdown, where even though he could very easily just reach into the finish line, he apparently decides to summon Jack Bots to stop Omi ''despite'' being in the clear lead and Omi is currently using the Two-Ton Tunic, aka a wu that weighs him down.
2nd Apr '17 2:18:40 PM ironballs16
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** This trope is what led to ''LetsPlay/UnoTheMovie'' clocking in at nearly ''three hours''.
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