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31st Oct '17 10:08:50 AM salvadorfranz
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* In a late game quest in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel III'', Rean and Lechter have to assemble a group of people who can help them find one Calvard [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Jaeger]] who is still around the Heimdallr Catacombs. The ones who answer the call are [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky Olivert, Agate, Tita]], [[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Tio, Randy]], Sara, Claire, Sharon, Toval, and Patrick. Both Rean and Lechter conclude the line up is a bit of an overkill but decides to roll with it.
30th Sep '17 1:35:57 AM Perelandra
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* Nothing except ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'' (directed by Sakaguchi, music by Uematsu and with Toriyama again helming the writing). Except that this time it was independent of Square- Sakaguchi and Uematsu have left to form their own studios by then. VideoGame/LostOdyssey was also done by Sakaguchi and Uematsu with Toriyama absent.

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* Nothing except ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'' (directed by Sakaguchi, music by Uematsu and with Toriyama again helming the writing). Except that this time it was independent of Square- Sakaguchi and Uematsu have left to form their own studios by then. VideoGame/LostOdyssey was also done by Sakaguchi and Uematsu with Toriyama absent.absent, but with Creator/TakehikoInoue in his place.
11th Sep '17 1:03:32 AM KYCubbie
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* The TropeNamer is the 1992 American men's UsefulNotes/{{Olympic|Games}} basketball team. [[note]]Specifically a 1991 ''Sports Illustrated'' article about the team by Jack [=McCallum=]. However, while [=McCallum=] used the word "dream" a couple of times in his article, he says he did not come up with the cover blurb and doesn't know which editor at ''SI'' was responsible.[[/note]] The Americans had always been dominant in basketball at the Olympics, sending college basketball players to comply with amateur requirements. (Not all countries were so scrupulous on this point.) But a bronze medal in 1988 was embarrassing enough that for the first time [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] players ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Christian Laettner from Duke University]]) were selected for the 1992 team after the International Basketball Federation officially opened the games to pros. It was almost certainly the greatest collection of talent ever assembled on one basketball team--and quite possibly any sport--with at least three players (Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan) often considered the best in their positions to ever play. Eleven of the twelve team members are in the Basketball Hall of Fame (as is the team itself), and the twelfth--Laettner--is considered one of the greatest college players of all time and went on to have a successful NBA career himself. Coach Chuck Daly remarked that it was like "Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} and Music/TheBeatles put together"; Bird joked that if they lost they "probably wouldn't be allowed back in the country." They won by an average of almost 44 points; the closest game saw them win by 32 against Croatia (who expressed gratitude to win the Silver medal [[ForegoneConclusion before the game was even played]]).

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* The TropeNamer is the 1992 American men's UsefulNotes/{{Olympic|Games}} basketball team. [[note]]Specifically a 1991 ''Sports Illustrated'' article about the team by Jack [=McCallum=]. However, while [=McCallum=] used the word "dream" a couple of times in his article, he says he did not come up with the cover blurb and doesn't know which editor at ''SI'' was responsible.[[/note]] The Americans had always been dominant in basketball at the Olympics, sending college basketball players to comply with amateur requirements. (Not all countries were so scrupulous on this point.) But a bronze medal in 1988 was embarrassing enough that for the first time [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] players ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Christian Laettner from Duke University]]) were selected for the 1992 team after the International Basketball Federation officially opened the games to pros. It was almost certainly the greatest collection of talent ever assembled on one basketball team--and quite possibly any sport--with at least three players (Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan) often considered the best in their positions to ever play. Eleven of the twelve team members players are in the Basketball Hall of Fame (as is the team itself), and the twelfth--Laettner--is considered one of the greatest college players of all time and went on to have a successful NBA career himself. On top of that, three of the four coaches are also in the Hall of Fame.[[note]]Chuck Daly mainly for his accomplishments with the Detroit Pistons; Lenny Wilkens ''twice'' for his NBA playing and coaching careers; and Mike Krzyzewski (aka Coach K) for his immensely successful tenure at Duke (including coaching Laettner).[[/note]] Head coach Chuck Daly remarked that it was like "Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} and Music/TheBeatles put together"; Bird joked that if they lost they "probably wouldn't be allowed back in the country." They won by an average of almost 44 points; the closest game saw them win by 32 against Croatia (who expressed gratitude to win the Silver medal [[ForegoneConclusion before the game was even played]]).



** On a club level, the Liverpool team of the 1970's and 1980's was considered next to unstoppable, winning between 1975 and 1990, ''ten'' League titles, ''four'' European Cups (nowadays, known as the UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague), one UEFA Cup (like the European Cup's little brother), two FA Cups, four League Cups, one European Super Cup [[note]] Contested by the winners of the European Cup and UEFA Cup respectively [[/note]] and nine Community Shields [[note]] Similar to the previous, but between the title winners and the FA Cup winners, or the title winners and second place if a team did the league and cup double. [[/note]]. This incredible winning streak was made possible by the talents of first star striker Kevin Keegan, then his replacement (and some might argue, improvement) 'King' Kenny Dalglish, lightning fast Welsh striker Ian Rush who became the club's record scorer, cultured centre back Alan Hansen and swift and skilful winger John Barnes who once scored a goal for England against Brazil so good that the Brazilians, not easily impressed people, kept showing it on tv for months afterwards because it was ''just that good.'' His forays into rap are equally memorable, but for all the wrong reasons.
** More recently, the Barcelona team of the late Oughts to, arguably, the present day, starting out with the trademark 'tiki-taka' style of passing triangles, around opposition team members in a fashion that was, essentially, the legendary style of Total Football pioneered by the above mentioned Hungary team, in which every player can play every position and thereby shift interchangeably, confusing the hell out of the opposition. This worked like a charm and usually made whoever they were playing against look like complete idiots as this team, which revolved around playmakers Xavi and Andrés Iniesta and was spearheaded by Lionel Messi (a serious candidate for the greatest player of all time - he's won 5 Ballons d'Or, awarded annually to the best player in the world, and as of February 2016, he's only 28). It is no coincidence that at roughly the same time, the Spanish national team won the 2008 European Championship, the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship. It is also probably no coincidence that the 2014 World Cup, played when the powers of that squad were failing, [[EpicFail led to Spain going out at the Group Stage.]] Despite this hiccup, a change of style and the addition of Brazilian wunderkind Neymar and electric and controversial Uruguayan Luis Suárez, the two of whom formed a triad with Messi guaranteed to make any defender in the world wish that they'd brought the brown pants and Barcelona returned to nigh invincible form.

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** On a club level, the Liverpool team of the 1970's and 1980's was considered next to unstoppable, winning between 1975 and 1990, ''ten'' League titles, ''four'' European Cups (nowadays, known as the UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague), one UEFA Cup (like the European Cup's little brother), brother, and now replaced by the UEFA Europa League), two FA Cups, four League Cups, one European Super Cup [[note]] Contested Formerly contested by the winners of the European Cup and UEFA Cup respectively respectively, and now by the Champions and Europa League winners [[/note]] and nine Community Shields [[note]] Similar to the previous, but between the title winners and the FA Cup winners, or the title winners and second place if a team did the league and cup double. [[/note]]. This incredible winning streak was made possible by the talents of first star striker Kevin Keegan, then his replacement (and some might argue, improvement) 'King' Kenny Dalglish, lightning fast Welsh striker Ian Rush who became the club's record scorer, cultured centre back Alan Hansen and swift and skilful winger John Barnes who once scored a goal for England against Brazil so good that the Brazilians, not easily impressed people, kept showing it on tv TV for months afterwards because it was ''just that good.'' His forays into rap are equally memorable, but for all the wrong reasons.
** More recently, the Barcelona team of the late Oughts to, arguably, the present day, starting out with the trademark 'tiki-taka' style of passing triangles, around opposition team members in a fashion that was, essentially, the legendary style of Total Football pioneered by the above mentioned Hungary team, in which every player can play every position and thereby shift interchangeably, confusing the hell out of the opposition. This worked like a charm and usually made whoever they were playing against look like complete idiots as this team, which revolved around playmakers Xavi and Andrés Iniesta and was spearheaded by Lionel Messi (a serious candidate for the greatest player of all time - he's won 5 Ballons d'Or, awarded annually to the best player in the world, and as of February 2016, he's only 28).who didn't turn 30 until June 2017). It is no coincidence that at roughly the same time, the Spanish national team won the 2008 European Championship, the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship. It is also probably no coincidence that the 2014 World Cup, played when the powers of that squad were failing, [[EpicFail led to Spain going out at the Group Stage.]] Despite this hiccup, a change of style and the addition of Brazilian wunderkind Neymar and electric and controversial Uruguayan Luis Suárez, the two of whom formed a triad with Messi guaranteed to make any defender in the world wish that they'd brought the brown pants and Barcelona returned to nigh invincible form.
6th Sep '17 10:39:43 PM Jhonny
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* The 1954 Hungarian UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball team at the World Cup that year was the closest we'll get to a dream team in international soccer. While other nations have had amazing teams, like Brazil and West Germany, the so-called "Golden Team" literally changed the way the game was played, especially in England, where a historic 6-3 thrashing at football's home launched a national rethinking that led to their World Cup victory in 1966. The Mighty Magyars, led by the legendary Ferenc Puskás, a candidate for the greatest player of all time, are also notable as being the best team to never win a World Cup, coming up short in the final hurdle against emerging power West Germany. The team soon split up after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, but the impact they brought to the sport with their overwhelming dominance set ripples through the football world.

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* The 1954 Hungarian UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball team at the World Cup that year was the closest we'll get to a dream team in international soccer. While other nations have had amazing teams, like Brazil and West Germany, the so-called "Golden Team" literally changed the way the game was played, especially in England, where a historic 6-3 thrashing at football's home launched a national rethinking that led to their World Cup victory in 1966. The Mighty Magyars, led by the legendary Ferenc Puskás, a candidate for the greatest player of all time, are also notable as being the best team to never win a World Cup, coming up short in the final hurdle against emerging power then non-entity West Germany.Germany, which would later become what it is now known as in part on the strength of that victory. The team soon split up after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, but the impact they brought to the sport with their overwhelming dominance set ripples through the football world. Well except for their native Hungary, which went from one of the soccer powers of Europe since at least the 1920s with a reputation for both excellent technicians on the field and tactical geniuses as coaches to an international non-entity. The 1956 revolution may have played a part, but their defeat in the final probably helped sink the reputation of those who would have otherwise stayed in Hungary and become mentors to the next great generation.
4th Sep '17 1:15:01 PM lillolillo
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' we have the [[spoiler: five Kages teaming up to fight [[BackFromTheDead Madara]]]]. Killer Bee and Naruto might also count as well, [[spoiler: Sasuke and Itachi]] certainly do.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' we ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
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have the [[spoiler: five Kages teaming up to fight [[BackFromTheDead Madara]]]]. Killer Bee and Naruto might also count as well, [[spoiler: Sasuke and Itachi]] certainly do.



* ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' features the Amazonians, led by WonderWoman, a GreenLanternCorps composed entirely of grizzly war vets and most of Superman's rogues Gallery led by Lex Luthor going into battle against Superman and Brainiac at the end.

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* ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' features the Amazonians, led by WonderWoman, Franchise/WonderWoman, a GreenLanternCorps Franchise/GreenLantern Corps composed entirely of grizzly war vets and most of Superman's Franchise/{{Superman}}'s rogues Gallery led by Lex Luthor Comicbook/LexLuthor going into battle against Superman and Brainiac Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} at the end.



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* In ''Series/Supergirl2015''/''Series/TheFlash2014'' crossover franchise ''Fanfic/CallMeKara'', The Justice League, in both universes. While there are bigger threats that need the whole League's attention, Weather Wizard immediately surrenders when he finds himself being confronted with Earth's mightiest heroes (Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/TheFlash, Franchise/GreenArrow...)



* In ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' the council of Elrond gathers a handful of members of human, dwarf, and elvish civilizations to decide what to do with the ring. Many are RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.

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* In ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' the council of Elrond gathers a handful of members of human, dwarf, and elvish civilizations to decide what to do with the ring. Many are RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.



* You can make this happen yourself in ''BackyardSports'', as you choose your players (many of which are some of the best players in the leagues).

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* You can make this happen yourself in ''BackyardSports'', ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'', as you choose your players (many of which are some of the best players in the leagues).



** Nothing except ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'' (directed by Sakaguchi, music by Uematsu and with Toriyama again helming the writing). Except that this time it was independent of Square- Sakaguchi and Uematsu have left to form their own studios by then. VideoGame/LostOdyssey was also done by Sakaguchi and Uematsu with Toriyama absent.

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** * Nothing except ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'' (directed by Sakaguchi, music by Uematsu and with Toriyama again helming the writing). Except that this time it was independent of Square- Sakaguchi and Uematsu have left to form their own studios by then. VideoGame/LostOdyssey was also done by Sakaguchi and Uematsu with Toriyama absent.
14th Aug '17 2:33:46 AM LondonKdS
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* UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion has the Barbarians, an invitation-only international side of top players from all teams, who play exhibition matches against various clubs, national sides, and other invitational teams. There are similarly named teams of the same type based in France, New Zealand, South Africa, and Belgium.
12th Aug '17 10:52:03 AM nighttrainfm
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* The Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica is THE superhero dream team. The best FlyingBrick? Check. The best BadassNormal? Check. The best [[SuperSpeed Speedster]]? Check. The best ActionGirl? Check. The best ImaginationBasedSuperpower user? Check. The man with the [[SuperpowerLottery most powers]] who is also a genius? Check. And last but not least ([[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway although some would argue that]]) the best [[ApparentlyHumanMerfolk Aquatic Superhero]]. Especially presented this way in the 90's JLA where they mostly dealt with threats to the whole world instead of just normal supervillains.
* Marvel's Avengers is the AlternateCompanyEquivalent to the [=JLA=] Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor are the core of most incarnations. Hawkeye is usually on the team as well. Throughout the years the roster has consisted of a who's who of Marvel heroes, usually the most popular and most badass of whatever era the comic book is written in. Originally the Avengers weren't an All-Star Team like the JLA, but as time has gone on, this is what they've become. They're always the first response to planetary-level threats in the Marvel Universe.

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* The Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica is THE superhero dream team. The best FlyingBrick? Check. The best BadassNormal? Check. The best [[SuperSpeed Speedster]]? Check. The best ActionGirl? Check. The best ImaginationBasedSuperpower user? Check. The man with the [[SuperpowerLottery most powers]] who is also a genius? Check. And last but not least ([[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway although some would argue that]]) the best [[ApparentlyHumanMerfolk Aquatic Superhero]]. Especially presented this way in the 90's JLA JLA, where they mostly dealt with threats to the whole world instead of just normal supervillains.
* Marvel's Avengers is [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]] are the AlternateCompanyEquivalent to the [=JLA=] [=JLA=]. Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor are the core of most incarnations. Hawkeye is usually on the team as well. Throughout incarnations, but throughout the years the roster has consisted of a who's who of Marvel heroes, usually the most popular and most badass of whatever era the comic book is written in. heroes. Originally the Avengers weren't ''weren't'' an All-Star Team like the JLA, but as time has gone on, this is what they've become. They're always the first response to planetary-level threats in the Marvel Universe.
8th Jul '17 2:29:06 PM Hallwings
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* Similar rule changes allowed NHL players to compete at the Winter Olympics. Since the NHL has far more international players than the NBA, this results in an entire tournament full of Dream Teams.[[note]]The perception that the NHL is far more international than the NBA is inaccurate in terms of numbers, though more accurate with respect to star players. In recent years, the percentage of NBA players born outside the US has hovered around 25%, and several of those players have been Canadians. The NHL player pool is slightly more than half Canadian and a shade over 20% American, with essentially all the others European. That being said, the NHL's non-North American player pool is far more concentrated in a few countries than that of the NBA. Almost all of the NHL's European stars come from Russia, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. On the other hand, the NBA's non-North American player pool has far more diverse origins, with many not even hailing from Europe.[[/note]]

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* Similar rule changes allowed NHL players to compete at the Winter Olympics. Since the NHL has far more international players than the NBA, this results in an entire tournament full of Dream Teams.[[note]]The [[note]](The perception that the NHL is far more international than the NBA is inaccurate in terms of numbers, though more accurate with respect to star players. In recent years, the percentage of NBA players born outside the US has hovered around 25%, and several of those players have been Canadians. The NHL player pool is slightly more than half Canadian and a shade over 20% American, with essentially all the others European. That being said, the NHL's non-North American player pool is far more concentrated in a few countries than that of the NBA. Almost all of the NHL's European stars come from Russia, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. On the other hand, the NBA's non-North American player pool has far more diverse origins, with many not even hailing from Europe.[[/note]])[[/note]]
11th Jun '17 9:58:01 PM infernape612
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[[caption-width-right:250:[[TropeNamer These guys]].[[note]][[TheAce Larry Bird,]] [[TheRival Magic Johnson,]] [[ShowyInvincibleHero Michael Jordan,]] [[TheMinnesotaFats Clyde Drexler,]] [[TheLancer Scottie Pippen,]] [[LightningBruiser Patrick Ewing,]] [[BoisterousBruiser Charles Barkley,]] [[PintsizedPowerhouse John Stockton,]] [[ScaryBlackMan Karl Malone,]] [[KidHero Christian Laettner,]] [[TheBigGuy David Robinson]] and [[ColdSniper Chris Mullin]] with coach [[CoolOldGuy Chuck Daly]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[TropeNamer These guys]].[[note]][[TheAce Larry Bird,]] [[TheRival Magic Johnson,]] [[ShowyInvincibleHero Michael Jordan,]] [[TheMinnesotaFats [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Clyde Drexler,]] [[TheLancer Scottie Pippen,]] [[LightningBruiser Patrick Ewing,]] [[BoisterousBruiser Charles Barkley,]] [[PintsizedPowerhouse John Stockton,]] [[ScaryBlackMan Karl Malone,]] [[KidHero Christian Laettner,]] [[TheBigGuy David Robinson]] and [[ColdSniper Chris Mullin]] with coach [[CoolOldGuy Chuck Daly]].[[/note]]]]
3rd Jun '17 10:12:24 AM nombretomado
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* While Team Kimba of the WhateleyUniverse ''is'' a Dream Team, most of the school believes this trope is in play because Phase is a teen billionaire who as a Goodkind would pull together a dream team as his personal backup. He just happens to have one of the best mages in the world, one of the best flying bricks available, one of the best (if not ''the'' best) flying blaster, one of the best martial artists anywhere, plus the Handmaid of the Tao and the CrazyAwesome Generator.

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* While Team Kimba of the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse ''is'' a Dream Team, most of the school believes this trope is in play because Phase is a teen billionaire who as a Goodkind would pull together a dream team as his personal backup. He just happens to have one of the best mages in the world, one of the best flying bricks available, one of the best (if not ''the'' best) flying blaster, one of the best martial artists anywhere, plus the Handmaid of the Tao and the CrazyAwesome Generator.
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