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4th Jul '17 9:42:33 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* TheMightyDucks II has the Ducks becoming an international hockey team and playing every other nation, climaxing with Iceland. It's an egregious example of the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil when this is the plot of the sequel, and the original movie had an OpposingSportsTeam made of perfectly ordinary boys.

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* TheMightyDucks II ''Film/TheMightyDucks II'' has the Ducks becoming an international hockey team and playing every other nation, climaxing with Iceland. It's an egregious example of the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil when this is the plot of the sequel, and the original movie had an OpposingSportsTeam made of perfectly ordinary boys.
11th Jun '17 1:34:38 PM nombretomado
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* The second ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel, ''Better Than Life'' has this as part of the backstory for the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke GELFs]]. When humanity becomes too good at their favourite pastime (War), scientists shift their focus onto sport (Described as the new war), firstly through chemical enhancements, then through genetically engineering purpose-built athletes for different sports. Of course, [[ObviousRulePatch limits are put in place]] after the Scottish football team fields a goalie in the WorldCup who was nothing more than a massive oblong of flesh that is [[SarcasmMode coincidentally]] the same dimensions as the goal.

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* The second ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel, ''Better Than Life'' has this as part of the backstory for the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke GELFs]]. When humanity becomes too good at their favourite pastime (War), scientists shift their focus onto sport (Described as the new war), firstly through chemical enhancements, then through genetically engineering purpose-built athletes for different sports. Of course, [[ObviousRulePatch limits are put in place]] after the Scottish football team fields a goalie in the WorldCup UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup who was nothing more than a massive oblong of flesh that is [[SarcasmMode coincidentally]] the same dimensions as the goal.
11th Jun '17 1:17:34 PM nombretomado
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* TheWorldCup.

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* TheWorldCup.UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup.
28th May '17 7:06:01 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' this same principle is used to determine the fate of planets. Conqueror Vilgax has conquered ten planets by defeating those planets' champions.
28th May '17 7:00:28 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Film/LazerTeam'' four nobodies are "chosen" to be Earth's champions and must due battle with a Worg warrior. [[spoiler:Losing team has their planet destroyed.]]
28th May '17 6:53:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Film/LazerTeam'' four nobodies are "chosen" to be Earth's champions and must due battle with a Worg warrior, with the battle deciding the fate of Earth.

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* In ''Film/LazerTeam'' four nobodies are "chosen" to be Earth's champions and must due battle with a Worg warrior, with the battle deciding the fate of Earth.warrior. [[spoiler:Losing team has their planet destroyed.]]
28th May '17 6:50:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Film/LazerTeam'' four nobodies are "chosen" to be Earth's champions and must due battle with a Worg warrior, with the battle deciding the fate of Earth.
28th May '17 6:46:07 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' this same principle is used to determine the fate of planets. Conqueror Vilgax has conquered ten planets by defeating those planets' champions.



* UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace - relatively non-violent, and used repurposed military technology. Accusations of cheating were surprisingly few. Culminated in he [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo-Soyuz_Test_Project Apollo-Soyuz joint flight]].

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* UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace - relatively non-violent, and used repurposed military technology. Accusations of cheating were surprisingly few. Culminated in he [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo-Soyuz_Test_Project Apollo-Soyuz joint flight]].flight.]]
23rd May '17 8:01:44 AM hszmv1
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** That's not to say cheating didn't happen. The original first few Soviet space flights are technically invalidated because the pilot parachuted out of his craft once in atmosphere (aviation records must require the pilot to be in the craft in order to qualify) and the first life form in space never made it back (not because of design flaw... it was never intended to make a return trip...).
18th May '17 3:53:12 AM CynicalBastardo
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* The British media treats all competitions between England and either Germany or Argentina as this. They still won't let Germany forget that they beat them in the World Cup final in 1966. For the most part, Germans and Argentinians just tend to ignore it.
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