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22nd May '18 9:22:33 AM ultimomant
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* Averted with a vengeance in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', where even [[WordOfGod the author]] has gone on record stating this is a series where hard work does pay off. This is exemplified at the end of volume 2/anime season 1, when Issei's EleventhHourSuperpower [[spoiler:expires before he can land more than one good hit on his foe. He goes on to win the fight thanks to everything he learned during his earlier TrainingFromHell, with a dash of CrazyPrepared.]] Even his biggest MidSeasonUpgrade, [[spoiler:being resurrected in a body grown from two deities]], is less of a raw power boost than finally being able to go all-out without [[HeroicRROD tearing himself apart]].

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* Averted with a vengeance in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', where even [[WordOfGod the author]] has gone on record stating this is a series where hard work does pay off. This is exemplified at the end of volume 2/anime season 1, when Issei's EleventhHourSuperpower [[spoiler:expires before he can land more than one good hit on his foe. He goes on to win the fight thanks to everything he learned during his earlier TrainingFromHell, with a dash of CrazyPrepared.]] Even his biggest MidSeasonUpgrade, [[spoiler:being resurrected in a body grown from two deities]], is less of a raw power boost than finally being able to go all-out without [[HeroicRROD tearing himself apart]].
13th May '18 10:41:59 AM Divra
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* Zig-zagged in ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}'': Toki is the world's second best guitarist by virtue of natural talent alone, and it is outright stated that he doesn't practice. However, Toki is nowhere near as good as Skwisgaar, who is the world's best guitarist (as well as Dethklok's primary songwriter), but Skwisgaar maintains a near-insane practice regimen specifically to ensure that he will always be better than Toki.
18th Apr '18 11:07:31 AM Peridonyx
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%%* Hillary Clinton, who spent her life in politics, losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, who only got a real start in politics last year. Granted, this is widely believed to be the result of the aforementioned "Work Smarter, Not Harder" [[note]]Clinton, while far more experienced, nevertheless hadn't become so without gaining quite the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] reputation; meanwhile, Trump was savvy enough to capitalize on his darkhorse/wildcard status and reach out to those disillusioned by both the Obama Administration (which Clinton strongly supported and had even worked for) and "the establishment" in general.[[/note]].
18th Apr '18 10:35:08 AM Peridonyx
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* Hillary Clinton, who spent her life in politics, losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, who only got a real start in politics last year. Granted, this is widely believed to be the result of the aforementioned "Work Smarter, Not Harder" [[note]]Clinton, while far more experienced, nevertheless hadn't become so without gaining quite the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] reputation; meanwhile, Trump was savvy enough to capitalize on his darkhorse/wildcard status and reach out to those disillusioned by both the Obama Administration (which Clinton strongly supported and had even worked for) and "the establishment" in general.[[/note]].

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* %%* Hillary Clinton, who spent her life in politics, losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, who only got a real start in politics last year. Granted, this is widely believed to be the result of the aforementioned "Work Smarter, Not Harder" [[note]]Clinton, while far more experienced, nevertheless hadn't become so without gaining quite the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] reputation; meanwhile, Trump was savvy enough to capitalize on his darkhorse/wildcard status and reach out to those disillusioned by both the Obama Administration (which Clinton strongly supported and had even worked for) and "the establishment" in general.[[/note]].
18th Apr '18 10:15:14 AM Peridonyx
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* Hillary Clinton, who spent her life in politics, losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, who only got a real start in politics last year. Granted, this is widely believed to be the result of the aforementioned "Work Smarter, Not Harder" [[note]]Clinton, while far more experienced, nevertheless hadn't become so without gaining quite the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] reputation; meanwhile, Trump was savvy enough to capitalize on his darkhorse/wildcard status and reach out to those disillusioned by both the Obama Administration (which Clinton strongly supported and had even worked for) and "the establishment" in general. Of course, within weeks the fledgling Trump administration was mired in multiple criminal and political scandals that kicked off both Congressional and independent investigations, and has been shedding high-level staff like a dog sheds hair, so perhaps it's averted after all.[[/note]].

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* Hillary Clinton, who spent her life in politics, losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, who only got a real start in politics last year. Granted, this is widely believed to be the result of the aforementioned "Work Smarter, Not Harder" [[note]]Clinton, while far more experienced, nevertheless hadn't become so without gaining quite the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] reputation; meanwhile, Trump was savvy enough to capitalize on his darkhorse/wildcard status and reach out to those disillusioned by both the Obama Administration (which Clinton strongly supported and had even worked for) and "the establishment" in general. Of course, within weeks the fledgling Trump administration was mired in multiple criminal and political scandals that kicked off both Congressional and independent investigations, and has been shedding high-level staff like a dog sheds hair, so perhaps it's averted after all.[[/note]].
16th Apr '18 12:11:23 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Hillary Clinton, who spent her life in politics, losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, who only got a real start in politics last year. Granted, this is widely believed to be the result of the aforementioned "Work Smarter, Not Harder" [[note]]Clinton, while far more experienced, nevertheless hadn't become so without gaining quite the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] reputation; meanwhile, Trump was savvy enough to capitalize on his darkhorse/wildcard status and reach out to those disillusioned by both the Obama Administration (which Clinton strongly supported and had even worked for) and "the establishment" in general.[Of course, within weeks the fledgling Trump administration was mired in multiple criminal and political scandals that kicked off both Congressional and independent investigations, and has been shedding high-level staff like a dog sheds hair, so perhaps it's averted after all. [[/note]].

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* Hillary Clinton, who spent her life in politics, losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, who only got a real start in politics last year. Granted, this is widely believed to be the result of the aforementioned "Work Smarter, Not Harder" [[note]]Clinton, while far more experienced, nevertheless hadn't become so without gaining quite the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] reputation; meanwhile, Trump was savvy enough to capitalize on his darkhorse/wildcard status and reach out to those disillusioned by both the Obama Administration (which Clinton strongly supported and had even worked for) and "the establishment" in general.[Of Of course, within weeks the fledgling Trump administration was mired in multiple criminal and political scandals that kicked off both Congressional and independent investigations, and has been shedding high-level staff like a dog sheds hair, so perhaps it's averted after all. all.[[/note]].
16th Apr '18 11:44:23 AM RoseAndHeather
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* Hillary Clinton, who spent her life in politics, losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, who only got a real start in politics last year. Granted, this is widely believed to be the result of the aforementioned "Work Smarter, Not Harder" [[note]]Clinton, while far more experienced, nevertheless hadn't become so without gaining quite the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] reputation; meanwhile, Trump was savvy enough to capitalize on his darkhorse/wildcard status and reach out to those disillusioned by both the Obama Administration (which Clinton strongly supported and had even worked for) and "the establishment" in general.[[/note]].

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* Hillary Clinton, who spent her life in politics, losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, who only got a real start in politics last year. Granted, this is widely believed to be the result of the aforementioned "Work Smarter, Not Harder" [[note]]Clinton, while far more experienced, nevertheless hadn't become so without gaining quite the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversial]] reputation; meanwhile, Trump was savvy enough to capitalize on his darkhorse/wildcard status and reach out to those disillusioned by both the Obama Administration (which Clinton strongly supported and had even worked for) and "the establishment" in general.[Of course, within weeks the fledgling Trump administration was mired in multiple criminal and political scandals that kicked off both Congressional and independent investigations, and has been shedding high-level staff like a dog sheds hair, so perhaps it's averted after all. [[/note]].
14th Apr '18 6:16:27 AM ironballs16
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-->Neighbour #1: He's the only one earning money. The rest are unemployed.

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-->Neighbour #1: He's the only one earning money. [[ADegreeInUseless The rest are unemployed.
unemployed]].
29th Mar '18 1:46:01 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* Averted in Dmitirii Emets ''Methodius Buslaev'' books. The reason that [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Guardians of Gloom]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Guardians of Light]] are so skilled in battle is that they have ''thousands'' of years in training.

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* Averted ''very hard'' in Dmitirii Emets ''Methodius Buslaev'' books. The reason that [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Guardians of Gloom]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Guardians of Light]] are so skilled in battle is that they have ''thousands'' of years in training.
29th Mar '18 1:41:36 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** Egwene and Nynevae are described as being some of the most powerful channelers Moraine has ever seen. When they get to Tar Valon in the second book, Egwene is entered at the level of Novice, but Nynevae gets to skip Novice and proceed directly to Accepted, the middle rank. They leave the Aes Sedai for an extended portion of the second book, and when they return in the third, Egwene is raised to the level of Accepted.

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** * Egwene and Nynevae from ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' are described as being some of the most powerful channelers Moraine has ever seen. When they get to Tar Valon in the second book, Egwene is entered at the level of Novice, but Nynevae gets to skip Novice and proceed directly to Accepted, the middle rank. They leave the Aes Sedai for an extended portion of the second book, and when they return in the third, Egwene is raised to the level of Accepted.
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