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13th Aug '17 5:02:30 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' plays around with his trope in many ways but the most prominent is the aversion with Kenichi himself. He's TheProtagonist but he doesn't have TheGift. Hardwork always trumps untrained talent and between two hardworkers, the one who works harder has the advantage. The entire story is a message in that you need to work hard to keep up in the world of martial arts.
** Kenichi is repeatedly said to be completely average and talentless, and his only strength is training hard. Although the people he beats up on a regular basis also probably train hard as well and probably have been doing so for more than a few months, thry still don't train ''as'' hard as Kenichi. He trains under numerous different masters, working 7 days a week and often dying from the training, only to be brought back with medicine and first-aid. So while Kenichi might not have trained as long as his opponents, he has trained hundreds of times harder. That's why he defeat Karate club bullies and Ragnarok thugs. ''Yomi'' is a different matter. His opponents there are all expert martial artists, raised by masters every bit as strong as his own, with techniques just as brutal, which means he losses some of his "hard work" advantage.

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* ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' plays around with his trope in many ways but the most prominent is the aversion with Kenichi himself. He's TheProtagonist but he doesn't have TheGift. Hardwork Hard work always trumps untrained talent and between two hardworkers, hard workers, the one who works harder has the advantage. The entire story is a message in that you need to work hard to keep up in the world of martial arts.
** Kenichi is repeatedly said to be completely average and talentless, and his only strength is training hard. Although the people he beats up on a regular basis also probably train hard as well and probably have been doing so for more than a few months, thry they still don't train ''as'' hard as Kenichi. He trains under numerous different masters, working 7 days a week and often dying from the training, only to be brought back with medicine and first-aid. So while Kenichi might not have trained as long as his opponents, he has trained hundreds of times harder. That's why he defeat Karate club bullies and Ragnarok thugs. ''Yomi'' is a different matter. His opponents there are all expert martial artists, raised by masters every bit as strong as his own, with techniques just as brutal, which means he losses loses some of his "hard work" advantage.
28th Jul '17 9:33:07 AM oforiousmic
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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Unsui and Agon, twin brothers, couldn't be farther apart in ability. Unsui puts himself through TrainingFromHell (at one point shown doing one handed push-ups with another person laying on his back) and is only "a great player". Agon doesn't practice ever at all, and is "a once-on-a-century prodigy." He's also the only one of the Shinryuuji Nagas who has any luck with the ladies (being that they go to an all boys school). Sure, he's got TheGift, but he's also stone cold ''evil''. Ever since his team's loss to Deimon, he ''has'' been working out with increasing fervor and desperation; He doesn't want to become the trash he sees everyone else as. Subverted twice, though, when Hiruma deliberately (and successfully) sets Yukimitsu (who is 0 percent talent and 100 percent hard work) against him, and when Hiruma himself (a physically average player) outruns Agon because he improved his 40-yard dash by 0.1 seconds through the training Agon disdains.

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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Unsui and Agon, twin brothers, couldn't be farther apart in ability. Unsui puts himself through TrainingFromHell (at one point shown doing one handed push-ups with another person laying their team's center sitting on his back) and is only "a great player". Agon doesn't practice ever at all, and is "a once-on-a-century prodigy." He's also the only one of the Shinryuuji Nagas who has any luck with the ladies (being that they go to an all boys school). Sure, he's got TheGift, but he's also stone cold ''evil''. Ever since his team's loss to Deimon, he ''has'' been working out with increasing fervor and desperation; He doesn't want to become the trash he sees everyone else as. Subverted twice, though, when Hiruma deliberately (and successfully) sets Yukimitsu (who is 0 percent talent and 100 percent hard work) against him, and when Hiruma himself (a physically average player) outruns Agon because he improved his 40-yard dash by 0.1 seconds through the training Agon disdains.
22nd Jul '17 11:25:08 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.

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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 Jul '17 1:48:38 PM Divra
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*** Jouichirou's own tenure at Tootsuki can be considered a Deconstruction. The people around him chalked up his successes to Jouichirou's "innate genius" and failed to see the immense amounts of hard work that went into everything he accomplished. In the end, Jouichirou gave up everything he had worked for at Tootsuki to avoid a complete mental breakdown.

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*** Jouichirou's own tenure at Tootsuki can be considered a Deconstruction. The people around him chalked up his successes to Jouichirou's successes to his "innate genius" and failed pushed him to greater and greater heights while failing to see the immense amounts of hard work that went into everything he accomplished. In the end, Jouichirou gave up everything he had worked for at himself into a near-complete breakdown trying to live up to people's expectations, and eventually had to leave Tootsuki to avoid a complete mental breakdown.maintain some semblance of sanity.
18th Jul '17 1:45:39 PM Divra
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**** Jouichirou's own tenure at Tootsuki can be considered a Deconstruction. The people around him chalked up his successes to Jouichirou's "innate genius" and failed to see the immense amounts of hard work that went into everything he accomplished. In the end, Jouichirou gave up everything he had worked for at Tootsuki to avoid a complete mental breakdown.
17th Jul '17 12:57:03 PM Liamdurf
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** [[spoiler: there are implications that Saitama's incredible strength may be some supernatural ability that was somehow unlocked by obsessively training to be a hero. Although the true nature of his power remains a mystery.]]

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** [[spoiler: there There are implications that Saitama's incredible strength may be some supernatural ability that was somehow unlocked by obsessively training to be a hero. Although the true nature of his power remains a mystery.]]
17th Jul '17 12:56:40 PM Liamdurf
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** [[spoiler: there are implications that Saitama's incredible strength may be some supernatural ability that was somehow unlocked by obsessively training to be a hero. Although the true nature of his power remains a mystery.

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** [[spoiler: there are implications that Saitama's incredible strength may be some supernatural ability that was somehow unlocked by obsessively training to be a hero. Although the true nature of his power remains a mystery. ]]
17th Jul '17 12:56:25 PM Liamdurf
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**[[spoiler: there are implications that Saitama's incredible strength may be some supernatural ability that was somehow unlocked by obsessively training to be a hero. Although the true nature of his power remains a mystery.
17th Jul '17 12:37:53 PM Liamdurf
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** In ''The Force Awakens'', Rey manages to hijack Kylo Ren's MindRape ability and turn it back on him, and later defeats him in a lightsaber duel, despite having no training whatsoever and only having known about her abilities for about a day. Kylo isn't a particularly powerful Force user, at least compared to what we saw in the original trilogy and the prequels, but he's still got at least a few years of training. Rey is just way stronger in the Force than he is.

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** In ''The Force Awakens'', Rey manages to hijack Kylo Ren's MindRape ability and turn it back on him, and later defeats him in a lightsaber duel, despite having no training whatsoever and only having known about her abilities for about a day. This despite Kylo isn't being a particularly powerful enough Force user, at least compared user to what we saw halt a blaster bolt in the original trilogy and the prequels, but he's still got at least a few years of training. Rey is just way stronger in the Force than he is.midair.
10th Jul '17 1:56:32 AM Doug86
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* There's a joke in TheSharkasmCrew that if you don't train in Super Smash Bros. Melee, you'll get better at it.

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* There's a joke in TheSharkasmCrew WebOriginal/TheSharkasmCrew that if you don't train in Super Smash Bros. Melee, you'll get better at it.
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