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29th Jul '17 7:26:43 PM somebob
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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Orpheus", It was said after a pep talk Bra'tac gives to Teal'c.
--> Bra'tac: You have forgotten that a warrior's true strength comes from his heart and his mind. You have had a physical advantage over me for a long time, and yet I have never lost a sparring match to you.
--> Teal'c: Because for years, old man, I have let you win.
--> Bra'tac: Better. Much better.
23rd Jul '17 1:34:02 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12327523/4/Ranma-Happenstance-Gone-Right Ranma: Happenstance Gone Right]]'', Akane goes to hit Ranma with her mallet, only for him to stop her cold. He goes on to calmly explain that he is a superior martial artist to her in every way that matters and she only ever hit him either because he let her or he was seriously distracted at the time. Ranma only let her hit him because he realized he said something he shouldn't have and takes the blow as a way to apologize, furthermore he felt he owed the Tendos since he was staying with them rent free. Now that he's not engaged to Akane anymore and no longer lives at the Tendo house, he feels no obligation to be her punching bag.
1st Jul '17 4:56:38 AM azbyc15243
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* In ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'', this describes all conflicts between [[TheHero Kyousuke]] and his nemesis, [[spoiler:the White Queen]]. The latter is infinitely more powerful, being a RealityWarper with CompleteImmortality who [[spoiler:has literally conquered the laws of the universe]]. The only reason he can win (or avoid losing) is [[spoiler:the White Queen's [[Yandere twisted love for him]]. She won't ever let him die, and deliberately makes it possible for him to win because she finds his struggles adorable]].

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* In ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'', this describes all conflicts between [[TheHero Kyousuke]] and his nemesis, [[spoiler:the White Queen]]. The latter is infinitely more powerful, being a RealityWarper with CompleteImmortality who [[spoiler:has literally conquered the laws of the universe]]. The only reason he can win (or avoid losing) is [[spoiler:the White Queen's [[Yandere [[{{Yandere}} twisted love for him]]. She won't ever let him die, and deliberately makes it possible for him to win because she finds his struggles adorable]].
1st Jul '17 4:54:20 AM azbyc15243
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* In ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'', this describes all conflicts between [[TheHero Kyousuke]] and his nemesis, [[spoiler:the White Queen]]. The latter is infinitely more powerful, being a RealityWarper with CompleteImmortality who [[spoiler:has literally conquered the laws of the universe]]. The only reason he can win (or avoid losing) is [[spoiler:the White Queen's [[Yandere twisted love for him]]. She won't ever let him die, and deliberately makes it possible for him to win because she finds his struggles adorable]].
** A particular example is Volume 7, in which [[spoiler:Kyousuke has created the Colorless Little Girl, an entity designed to be capable of permanently destroying the White Queen. She actually accomplishes this... only for the Queen to suddenly reappear, having somehow survived. She reveals that she knew all about the Colorless Little Girl, and had deliberately lost. The action of defeating the Queen would [[HeWhoFightsMonsters warp the Colorless Little Girl into an even greater danger than the Queen was]]. This would leave Kyousuke no option except allying with the White Queen to take her down]].
10th May '17 2:54:17 PM Discar
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': Discussed. When Gamora and Nebula, adopted daughters of Thanos, were children, he would make them fight each other. The loser would be painfully cybernetically augmented, one little bit at a time. Gamora always won, and Nebula really wishes that she had let her win a few times--or really, anything other than beating her every single time.
-->'''Gamora:''' I just wanted to survive!\\
'''Nebula:''' AND I JUST WANTED A SISTER!

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8th May '17 9:01:13 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' [[spoiler:Harry wrests control of TheWildHunt from the Erlking and [[BadassSanta Kringle]], but he later realizes that there was no way he could have conceivably won that fight, and that they must have wanted him to lead the hunt, but couldn't just give it to him.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' [[spoiler:Harry wrests control of TheWildHunt from the Erlking and [[BadassSanta Kringle]], but he later realizes that there was no way he could have conceivably won that fight, and that they must have wanted him to lead the hunt, but couldn't just give it to him.]]
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In ''Literature/ColdDays'', [[spoiler:Harry wrests control of TheWildHunt from the Erlking and [[BadassSanta Kringle]], but he later realizes that there was no way he could have conceivably won that fight, and that they must have wanted him to lead the hunt, but couldn't just give it to him.]]



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%%*Series/{{Angel}} Skip does this to in season 3.



%%*Series/{{Angel}} Skip does this to in season 3.



-->'''Playing Guard''': I had this whole setup, could beat him in one move! But did I do it? No, I didn't!
-->'''Watching Guard''': ...Well, you did.
-->'''Playing Guard''': ...Yeh, I did. Beautiful move.
-->'''Watching Guard''': Beat him in his last game'a chess...YouBastard.

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-->'''Playing Guard''': I had this whole setup, could beat him in one move! But did I do it? No, I didn't!
-->'''Watching
didn't!\\
'''Watching
Guard''': ...Well, you did.
-->'''Playing
did.\\
'''Playing
Guard''': ...Yeh, I did. Beautiful move.
-->'''Watching
move.\\
'''Watching
Guard''': Beat him in his last game'a chess...YouBastard.



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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 [[TheBigGuy Yang]] in the tournament, as he reduces her Aura down to 16% (the minimum amount to not be 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.

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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 to analyse her technique and report her Semblance back to Cinder. Later on, he uses this in his fight against [[TheBigGuy Yang]] in the tournament, as he reduces her Aura down to 16% (the minimum amount to not be 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.



* In ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', Brendan decides to get own back on his bully, Shannon and has Melissa film a rematch to the fight. Shannon coincidentally tries to apologize for beating him up, and while Brendan pretends to accept it, he sucker punches him in the stomach. As Shannon appears to be near tears and reeling in pain, Brendan begins to dance over his victory, not noticing Shannon by then already got up and told Melissa he was faking it and did it to give him some of pride in standing up to him.



* In ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', Brendan decides to get own back on his bully, Shannon and has Melissa film a rematch to the fight. Shannon coincidentally tries to apologize for beating him up, and while Brendan pretends to accept it, he sucker punches him in the stomach. As Shannon appears to be near tears and reeling in pain, Brendan begins to dance over his victory, not noticing Shannon by then already got up and told Melissa he was faking it and did it to give him some of pride in standing up to him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', Brendan decides to get own back on [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E09IdiotsArray "Idiot's Array"]], Chopper steals one of Lando Calrissian's fuel canisters during the firefight with crime lord Azmorigan and his bully, Shannon and goons. At the end of the episode, after the ''Ghost'' crew has Melissa film a rematch to the fight. Shannon coincidentally tries to apologize for beating him up, and while Brendan pretends to accept left, Lando reveals he knew they stole it, which is why he sucker punches him in the stomach. As Shannon appears to be near tears and reeling in pain, Brendan begins to dance over his victory, not noticing Shannon by then already got up and told Melissa claimed he was faking it and did it to give him some of pride in standing up to him.couldn't pay them.
22nd Apr '17 4:40:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SuikodenI'', [[spoiler:if Pahn wins his duel against Teo (which is ridiculously hard to do unless you've done some ''serious'' level grinding), he will wonder aloud if Teo went easy on him in the aftermath of the battle.]]
** And ''SuikodenII'' features an inversion in that it [[spoiler:requires you to let Jowy mortally wound you in an optional battle at the very end of the game to get the best ending. Luckily, you get better.]]

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In ''SuikodenI'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'', [[spoiler:if Pahn wins his duel against Teo (which is ridiculously hard to do unless you've done some ''serious'' level grinding), he will wonder aloud if Teo went easy on him in the aftermath of the battle.]]
** And ''SuikodenII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' features an inversion in that it [[spoiler:requires you to let Jowy mortally wound you in an optional battle at the very end of the game to get the best ending. Luckily, you get better.]]
26th Mar '17 1:18:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', during the OdaNobunaga Tournament Arc, the BrilliantButLazy MasterSwordsman Soshi Okita manages to best Yaiba, but is so amazed by the latter's spirit and determination that decides to forfeit.

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* In ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', during the OdaNobunaga UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga Tournament Arc, the BrilliantButLazy MasterSwordsman Soshi Okita manages to best Yaiba, but is so amazed by the latter's spirit and determination that decides to forfeit.
23rd Mar '17 2:11:42 PM Chabal2
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', Granny Weatherwax plays a game of cards against Death for the life of a small child. If Granny wins, Death takes the soul of a cow instead. If Death wins, he gets the kid and Granny. Fortunately, this is the Discworld Death, who happens to be on the side of the living. Granny cheats and deals herself a better hand than Death, but he stops her, switches the cards... and then complains that he got "four ones" (read: four aces) resulting in a defeat. Rather an odd case of the trope since both characters were technically on the same side, but still.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', Granny Weatherwax plays a game of cards against Death for the life of a small child. If Granny wins, Death takes the soul of a cow instead. If Death wins, he gets the kid and Granny. Fortunately, this is the Discworld Death, who happens to be on the side of the living. Granny cheats and deals herself a better hand than Death, but he stops her, switches the cards... and then complains that he got "four ones" (read: four aces) resulting in a defeat. Rather an odd case of the trope since both characters were technically on the same side, but still. She then notices Death seems to be favoring his arm due to the cold and sets it back into place, and he asks what she would have done if he hadn't lost.
--> '''Granny:''' I'd have broken your bloody arm, for starters.
22nd Feb '17 6:07:19 PM flodoris
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', this is stated to be the real reason why [[spoiler:Sasuke]] could win against [[spoiler:Itachi, who still completely dominated their fight and dropped dead right before he could finish the fight.]]
** [[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 his own good.]]]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', this is stated to be the real reason why [[spoiler:Sasuke]] Sasuke could win against [[spoiler:Itachi, who still completely dominated their fight and dropped dead right before he could finish the fight.]]
** [[spoiler:To be clear, this trope occurred when
Itachi which wanted to wear Sasuke down enough in order to release Orochimaru and to rid Sasuke from the cursed seal. He also knew he was ''terminally ill ''and ''almost legally blind,'' going to die in that fight, one way or another.
** [[spoiler:This is also the reason the victory Kakashi in a battle with Obito. The entire fight with Kakashi, was planned Obito in order to remove Madara's seal as it prevented him from becoming the Ten Tails Jinchuuriki. So Obito allowed Kakashi hitting him in the heart, to remove Madara's seal
and even then, he pretty much beat Sasuke. [[CursedWithAwesome The man was too good for his own good.]]]]become Jinchuuriki.]]
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