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9th Feb '16 2:25:51 PM SugarPrincess125
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* In ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', Naoki Shinjyo works hard to win races and two F3 championships to get to Cyber Formula racing. Yet he gets constantly beaten by Hayato, a 14-year-old rookie with no motorsport experience other than motorcycles and it leads him to [[NeverMyFault blame others for his failures in racing]]. It takes Miki to straighten him up and realize that his obsession of being the best clouds his ability as a racer. By then, Shinjyo regains his love for racing.
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* In ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', Naoki Shinjyo works hard to win races and two F3 championships to get to Cyber Formula racing. Yet he gets constantly beaten by Hayato, a 14-year-old rookie with no motorsport experience other than motorcycles in motor racing and it leads him to [[NeverMyFault blame others for his failures in racing]]. It takes Miki to straighten him up and realize that his obsession of training hard and being the best clouds his ability as a racer. By then, Shinjyo regains his love for racing.
9th Feb '16 2:15:36 PM SugarPrincess125
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* In ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', Naoki Shinjyo works hard to win races and two F3 championships to get to Cyber Formula racing. Yet he gets constantly beaten by Hayato, a 14-year-old rookie with no motorsport experience other than motorcycles and it leads him to [[NeverMyFault blame others for his failures in racing]]. It takes Miki to straighten him up and realize that his obsession of being the best clouds his ability as a racer. By then, Shinjyo regains his love for racing.
8th Feb '16 2:13:42 AM WillBGood
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** Another possibility: being "the guy who never studies and always aces" sounds cool when you're fifteen. This troper has known people who flat out lied about never studying, when they were working their asses off, just to sound cool.
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** Another possibility: being "the guy who never studies and always aces" sounds cool when you're fifteen. This troper has known people who flat out lied about never studying, when they were not mentioning the working their asses off, off because it seems more awesome to just to sound cool.be "a natural".
8th Feb '16 2:00:01 AM WillBGood
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* Zig-zagged in ''TabletopGame/Cyberpunk2020''. Character can easily learn a lot of skills by using memory implants but such skills are pretty low and cannot be risen naturally. In other words, one can effortlessly become JackOfAllTrades but excellence in a given field may be achieved only by blood, sweat and tears.
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* Zig-zagged in ''TabletopGame/Cyberpunk2020''.''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk 2020}}''. Character can easily learn a lot of skills by using memory implants but such skills are pretty low and cannot be risen naturally. In other words, one can effortlessly become JackOfAllTrades but excellence in a given field may be achieved only by blood, sweat and tears.
8th Feb '16 1:59:40 AM WillBGood
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* From the concluding notes of the original edition of ''{{Traveller}}'': "The typical methods used in life by 20th century Terrans (thrift, dedication, hard-work) do not work in Traveller; instead travellers must boldly plan and execute daring schemes for the acquisition of wealth and power." * Zig-zagged in ''Cyberpunk2020''. Character can easily learn a lot of skills by using memory implants but such skills are pretty low and cannot be risen naturally. In other words, one can effortlessly become JackOfAllTrades but excellence in a given field may be achieved only by blood, sweat and tears.
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* From the concluding notes of the original edition of ''{{Traveller}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'': "The typical methods used in life by 20th century Terrans (thrift, dedication, hard-work) do not work in Traveller; instead travellers must boldly plan and execute daring schemes for the acquisition of wealth and power." * Zig-zagged in ''Cyberpunk2020''.''TabletopGame/Cyberpunk2020''. Character can easily learn a lot of skills by using memory implants but such skills are pretty low and cannot be risen naturally. In other words, one can effortlessly become JackOfAllTrades but excellence in a given field may be achieved only by blood, sweat and tears.
8th Feb '16 1:55:25 AM WillBGood
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*** The real Wally was also apparently making a concerted attempt to subvert the company and it's goals entirely; that he remained employed in spite of this was probably the inspiration for the PHB.
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*** The real Wally was also apparently making a concerted attempt to subvert the company and it's its goals entirely; that he remained employed in spite of this was probably the inspiration for the PHB.
8th Feb '16 1:51:28 AM WillBGood
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more of a Butt Monkey example.
[[folder:Comic Books]] * What's the most thankless job at [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] biggest newspaper, the ''Daily Bugle'', the guy who has the biggest reason to shout DudeWheresMyRespect The guy who writes obituaries! Seriously! His name is Dilbert Trilby, and in ''Spider-Man Unlimited #1'' after DoctorOctopus was killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Hand) he had a meltdown that you just ''have'' to sympathize with at the prospect of having to retract an obituary of the villain that he claimed was Pulitzer material, ranting in despair to Ben Ulrich how he has files full of past ones he had written on guys like ComicBook/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], and [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour The Fantastic Four.]] ("Don't even get me started on [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} the X-Men]]!" he moans). all of which he painstakingly worked on after researching the lives of the subjects, only to have to retract them. In a universe where DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, someone like him just can't catch a break. [[/folder]]
8th Feb '16 1:45:30 AM WillBGood
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''; Case and point, Kuwabara trains hard to unlock his spiritual powers, Yusuke gets hit by a car. Yusuke trains too, sure. But always manages to find shortcuts, leaving everyone else to get there the hard way.
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''; Case and in point, Kuwabara trains hard to unlock his spiritual powers, Yusuke gets hit by a car. Yusuke trains too, sure. But always manages to find shortcuts, leaving everyone else to get there the hard way.
8th Feb '16 1:17:07 AM WillBGood
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An alternative, [[strike:sometimes]] usually used as a form of ScotchTape, is that the protagonist ''did'' work hard for his abilities; '''offscreen'''. The BornWinner is in fact a ''survivor'' of TheSpartanWay, a DisposableSuperheroMaker which killed [[MillionToOneChance the other nine hundred ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine subjects]], the [[LastOfHisKind genocide of his fellow]] {{Physical God}}s, etc. He just [[ThinkNothingOfIt doesn't like to talk about it]] or [[MosesInTheBullrushes doesn't know]]. Other times the training is done offscreen to avoid segments of {{Padding}}.
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An alternative, [[strike:sometimes]] usually used as a form of ScotchTape, HandWave, is that the protagonist ''did'' work hard for his abilities; '''offscreen'''. The BornWinner is in fact a ''survivor'' of TheSpartanWay, a DisposableSuperheroMaker which killed [[MillionToOneChance the other nine hundred ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine subjects]], the [[LastOfHisKind genocide of his fellow]] {{Physical God}}s, etc. He just [[ThinkNothingOfIt doesn't like to talk about it]] or [[MosesInTheBullrushes doesn't know]]. Other times the training is done offscreen to avoid segments of {{Padding}}.
4th Feb '16 7:56:53 AM Hanz
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*** Its also ZigZagged with Mike, as while he studies hard and still isn't able to be scary, he aquires an encyclopaedic knowledge of just what it means to be scary, and all the diverse ways, which helps him improve others.
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*** Its also ZigZagged with Mike, as while he studies hard and still isn't able to be scary, he aquires acquires an encyclopaedic knowledge of just what it means to be scary, and all the diverse ways, which helps him improve others.others. Also, by the end of WesternAnimation/MonstersInc [[spoiler:the switch from screams to laughter means that Mike finds success in a similar field]].
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