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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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* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'':
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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.]]
27th Jan '17 1:06:38 PM Willbyr
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* The campaign mode for ''{{Naruto}}: Ultimate Ninja 3'' makes heavy use of this trope. In order for the story to advance, Naruto has to defeat most of the other Leaf ninja in single combat, including adult chunin and jonin who are canonically stronger and ''much'' more skilled than he is. However, since the competition is a friendly one and Naruto has more emotionally invested in it than they do, the battles with stronger ninja such as Shizune, Anko, and Kakashi tend to end with Naruto absolutely exhausted and the stronger ninja saying "Okay, that was pretty good, you obviously care more about this than I do, so here are my {{Plot Coupon}}s," having not even broken a sweat.

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* The campaign mode for ''{{Naruto}}: ''Manga/{{Naruto}}: Ultimate Ninja 3'' makes heavy use of this trope. In order for the story to advance, Naruto has to defeat most of the other Leaf ninja in single combat, including adult chunin and jonin who are canonically stronger and ''much'' more skilled than he is. However, since the competition is a friendly one and Naruto has more emotionally invested in it than they do, the battles with stronger ninja such as Shizune, Anko, and Kakashi tend to end with Naruto absolutely exhausted and the stronger ninja saying "Okay, that was pretty good, you obviously care more about this than I do, so here are my {{Plot Coupon}}s," having not even broken a sweat.
6th Dec '16 3:49:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Satan challenged Jesus to fight for the fate of the world. It was a scam. Satan knew everyone would bet on him, given how strong he was compared to Jesus (this was before he turned {{Badass}} in "Red Sleigh Down"), so Satan bet on Jesus and threw the match, returning to hell with all the money.

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* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Satan challenged Jesus to fight for the fate of the world. It was a scam. Satan knew everyone would bet on him, given how strong he was compared to Jesus (this was before he turned {{Badass}} badass in "Red Sleigh Down"), so Satan bet on Jesus and threw the match, returning to hell with all the money.
16th Nov '16 12:42:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the above game's SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'', there's a notable encounter in [[IdiotHero Bang's]] story where he seems to defeat and apprehend [[NinetiesAntiHero Ragna the Bloodedge]], the most wanted criminal on the planet and a prime {{Badass}} by any measure, but:

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* In the above game's SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'', there's a notable encounter in [[IdiotHero Bang's]] story where he seems to defeat and apprehend [[NinetiesAntiHero Ragna the Bloodedge]], the most wanted criminal on the planet and a prime {{Badass}} badass by any measure, but:
13th Aug '16 5:35:46 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' novel 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 ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel Maskerade, ''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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