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11th Jun '16 7:31:11 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Subverted in ''Manga/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.



* In ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'' Warg and Melga think they have become a bad influence on Hideto and end up [[spoiler:attempting suicide under the cover of Zeromaru's new ability. It doesn't work and Taichi has to hammer the point into Hideto instead.]]



* Subverted in ''Manga/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.
25th Mar '16 8:31:30 AM Willbyr
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* Evangeline was the first villain in MahouSenseiNegima. Nearly three hundred chapters later she's ''still'' the most powerful character to appear. The entire first fight she was just playing around. [[spoiler:At the end of the series she fights against Negi and Asuna together at their peak and is still winning.]]
* In ''OnePiece'', [[BadassGrandpa Garp]] let Luffy win so he could save Ace, since Garp is a marine and Ace a pirate and his [[spoiler: adopted]] grandson. His relation to Luffy was also a factor.

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* Evangeline was the first villain in MahouSenseiNegima.''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Nearly three hundred chapters later she's ''still'' the most powerful character to appear. The entire first fight she was just playing around. [[spoiler:At the end of the series she fights against Negi and Asuna together at their peak and is still winning.]]
* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[BadassGrandpa Garp]] let Luffy win so he could save Ace, since Garp is a marine and Ace a pirate and his [[spoiler: adopted]] grandson. His relation to Luffy was also a factor.



* In {{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.]]

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* In {{Naruto}}, ''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.]]



* In YuYuHakusho the Toguro Brothers faked their loss at the end of the [[RescueArc "Rescue Yukina" arc]] for [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Sakyo]] and so they can challenge the heroes in a TournamentArc.
* In {{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.
* 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.

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* In YuYuHakusho ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' the Toguro Brothers faked their loss at the end of the [[RescueArc "Rescue Yukina" arc]] for [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Sakyo]] and so they can challenge the heroes in a TournamentArc.
* In {{Yaiba}}, ''{{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.
* Subverted in ''DragonBall'', ''Manga/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.



* In many of the ''{{Pokemon}}'' games, certain trainers will claim they let you win. However, it usually seems like they're lying to save face, rather than that their defeat serves some kind of plan.

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* In many of the ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, certain trainers will claim they let you win. However, it usually seems like they're lying to save face, rather than that their defeat serves some kind of plan.


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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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* [[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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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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* 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.
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