History Main / ILetYouWin

22nd Jan '16 1:20:59 PM Manectrix
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** [[spoiler:To be clear, this trope occurred when Itachi was ''terminally ill ''and ''almost legally blind,'' and even then, he pretty much beat Sasuke. [[CursedWithAwesome The man was too good for]] ''[[CursedWithAwesome his ]]''[[CursedWithAwesome own good.]]]]
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** [[spoiler:To be clear, this trope occurred when Itachi was ''terminally ill ''and ''almost legally blind,'' and even then, he pretty much beat Sasuke. [[CursedWithAwesome The man was too good for]] ''[[CursedWithAwesome for his ]]''[[CursedWithAwesome own good.]]]]
18th Jan '16 3:02:46 AM thatmadork
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* [[TheBrute Mercury Black]] of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is fond of this. In his first instance, he challenges [[TheAce Pyrrha Nikos]] to a sparring match and then forfeited the match, as the whole point of fighting her was the analyse her technique and report her Semblance back to Cinder. Later on, he uses this in his fight against Yang in the tournament, as he reduces her Aura down to 16% (the minimum amount to not be disqualified) and then throws the fight only to later goad her into attacking him on live television and getting her arrested, leaving Team RWBY disqualified, demoralised, discredited and deprived of their heavy hitter.
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* [[TheBrute Mercury Black]] of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is fond of this. In his first instance, he challenges [[TheAce Pyrrha Nikos]] to a sparring match and then forfeited the match, as the whole point of fighting her was the analyse her technique and report her Semblance back to Cinder. Later on, he uses this in his fight against Yang [[TheBigGuy Yang]] in the tournament, as he reduces her Aura down to 16% (the minimum amount to not be disqualified) eliminated) and then throws the fight only to later goad her into attacking him on live television and getting her arrested, leaving Team RWBY disqualified, demoralised, discredited and deprived of their heavy hitter.
18th Jan '16 3:01:51 AM thatmadork
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[[folder:Web Original]] * [[TheBrute Mercury Black]] of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is fond of this. In his first instance, he challenges [[TheAce Pyrrha Nikos]] to a sparring match and then forfeited the match, as the whole point of fighting her was the analyse her technique and report her Semblance back to Cinder. Later on, he uses this in his fight against Yang in the tournament, as he reduces her Aura down to 16% (the minimum amount to not be disqualified) and then throws the fight only to later goad her into attacking him on live television and getting her arrested, leaving Team RWBY disqualified, demoralised, discredited and deprived of their heavy hitter. [[/folder]]
13th Nov '15 3:54:49 AM SirPellucidar
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* This is how most people interpret the scene in the Bible where Jacob wrestles with God (or an angel, according to some) and wins.
12th Nov '15 8:35:57 PM ChaoticNovelist
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sounded like speculation.
* Skip does this to Series/{{Angel}} in season 3. It had something to do with the Jasmine arc in season 4, in which Skip was Jasmine's ally and NighInvulnerable, but is never fully explained.
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* %%*Series/{{Angel}} Skip does this to Series/{{Angel}} to in season 3. It had something to do with the Jasmine arc in season 4, in which Skip was Jasmine's ally and NighInvulnerable, but is never fully explained.

* [[Myth/GreekMythology The myth of Hippomenes and Atalanta]] has this as [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation one of its interpretations]], where Atalanta had evidently ''let'' Hippomenes beat her (With Aphrodite's help, of course.)
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* [[Myth/GreekMythology ''Myth/GreekMythology'': The myth of Hippomenes and Atalanta]] Atalanta has this as [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation one of its interpretations]], where Atalanta had evidently ''let'' Hippomenes beat her (With Aphrodite's help, of course.)

* Pretty much every boss fight in the first 75% of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. Some are more obvious about it than others; Vulcan Raven practically tells you that he let you win after you defeat him the first time. This group is incredibly devoted to this trope, as the majority of them ''die'' simply to convince you that you're not doing the dirty work for them. And was that Hind really necessary?
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* Pretty much every boss fight in the first 75% of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': Some are more obvious about it than others; Vulcan Raven practically tells you that he let you win after you defeat him the first time. This group is incredibly devoted to this trope, as the majority of them ''die'' simply to convince you that you're not doing the dirty work for them. And was that Hind really necessary?
12th Nov '15 8:34:02 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Subverted in ''DragonBall'', where the world champion [[FakeUltimateHero Hercule]] finds himself facing the fresh kid champion Trunks in a public fight. Having seen his battle with Goten earlier, Hercule realizes he has no chance whatsoever of winning the eight-year-old, so in order to save face, he pulls this off and pretends to have lost intentionally.
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* Subverted in ''DragonBall'', where the world champion [[FakeUltimateHero Hercule]] finds himself facing the fresh kid champion Trunks in a public fight. Having seen his battle with Goten earlier, Hercule realizes he has no chance whatsoever of winning the eight-year-old, so in order to save face, he pulls this off and pretends to have lost intentionally. He even leans down to give Trunks a "free shot" at his face so he could appear to be going easy on the kid.
19th Sep '15 7:43:09 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/TommyDreamer never beats Wrestling/{{Raven}}, except for that one time he did, where Raven said he let Dreamer win.[[/folder]]
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* Mildred Burke's reasoning for breaking the WWWA away from the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance after the NWA awarded the World Women's title to June Byers after one fall instead of the then standard two, saying she was just surprised in the first fall and conceded in order get some breathing room but had every intention of kicking Byers's ass in the next two, or any other time had she not effectively been banned from the NWA by Byers's husband. Byers, for her part, didn't care. * Wrestling/TommyDreamer never beats Wrestling/{{Raven}}, except for that one time he did, where Raven said he let Dreamer win.win so Raven could leave Wrestling/{{ECW}} for Wrestling/{{WCW}}.[[/folder]]
6th Aug '15 8:36:26 AM Announcerve
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', [[spoiler:how Cana and Lucy were able to defeat Fried and Bickslow so quickly during the S-Class exam.]] ** Also turns out to be used by [[spoiler:Mest]] in the same event.
17th Jun '15 12:08:47 PM Morgenthaler
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** After Soma fights Julius Belmont in ''CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow'', he suspects something is up, as any other vampire hunter would have put up a better fight, and Julius admits he was holding back. Are highly damaging giant cross item crashes standard issue for vampire hunters now? * Near the beginning of the ''NinjaGaiden X''-Box remake, you fight Ryu's uncle [[spoiler:and TheManBehindTheMan]] Murai to a standstill. He calls it training, but during the fight never hesitates to kill you if you let him.
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** After Soma fights Julius Belmont in ''CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow'', he suspects something is up, as any other vampire hunter would have put up a better fight, and Julius admits he was holding back. Are highly damaging giant cross item crashes standard issue for vampire hunters now? * Near the beginning of the ''NinjaGaiden ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden X''-Box remake, you fight Ryu's uncle [[spoiler:and TheManBehindTheMan]] Murai to a standstill. He calls it training, but during the fight never hesitates to kill you if you let him.
9th Jun '15 10:18:33 PM cpslck
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