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21st Aug '17 11:28:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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** An excellent example of his addressing this, specifically with respect to ''StarWars'', can be seen in the ''HandOfThrawn'' duology, with Luke Skywalker finally learning a lesson that it took him from all the way back in ''The Empire Strikes Back'' (when he rushed off headlong to save his friends) to learn: the Force can guide a Jedi's actions, if they let it. He needed to let go of the torrent of raw power to hear, essentially, the wisdom of the Force. In doing so, he had to trust that his friends and family could handle themselves without him, as he ''knew'' they could, and to trust in his own abilities and his own path (the specific catalyst being to head to the one place where he saw a vision of himself, not just of others). It worked out pretty damn well. (This was promptly discarded by future writers, who went back to the style of superweapons and insane power for good and evil alike.)

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** An excellent example of his addressing this, specifically with respect to ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', can be seen in the ''HandOfThrawn'' ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' duology, with Luke Skywalker finally learning a lesson that it took him from all the way back in ''The Empire Strikes Back'' (when he rushed off headlong to save his friends) to learn: the Force can guide a Jedi's actions, if they let it. He needed to let go of the torrent of raw power to hear, essentially, the wisdom of the Force. In doing so, he had to trust that his friends and family could handle themselves without him, as he ''knew'' they could, and to trust in his own abilities and his own path (the specific catalyst being to head to the one place where he saw a vision of himself, not just of others). It worked out pretty damn well. (This was promptly discarded by future writers, who went back to the style of superweapons and insane power for good and evil alike.)
11th Aug '17 3:40:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Fletcher Hanks' ''ComicBook/StardustTheSuperWizard'', who has [[FlyingBrick super-strength, flight, invulnerability]] and [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands any power that would be useful in a situation]], and [[GodModeSue no weaknesses.]] A large part of the entertainment value comes from the utterly bizarre punishments he doles out to evildoers.

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* Fletcher Hanks' ''ComicBook/StardustTheSuperWizard'', who has [[FlyingBrick super-strength, flight, invulnerability]] and [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands any power that would be useful in a situation]], and [[GodModeSue no weaknesses.]] weaknesses. A large part of the entertainment value comes from the utterly bizarre punishments he doles out to evildoers.
11th Aug '17 3:37:30 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* Fletcher Hanks' ''Stardust the Super Wizard'', who has [[FlyingBrick super-strength, flight, invulnerability]] and [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands any power that would be useful in a situation]], and [[GodModeSue no weaknesses.]] A large part of the entertainment value comes from the utterly bizarre punishments he doles out to evildoers.

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* Fletcher Hanks' ''Stardust the Super Wizard'', ''ComicBook/StardustTheSuperWizard'', who has [[FlyingBrick super-strength, flight, invulnerability]] and [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands any power that would be useful in a situation]], and [[GodModeSue no weaknesses.]] A large part of the entertainment value comes from the utterly bizarre punishments he doles out to evildoers.
5th Aug '17 3:09:44 PM infernape612
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* This is the reason Yoda rarely got ADayInTheLimelight on ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': the writers had problems coming up with something that would challenge him. He fought directly the Separatists only once, and eventually starred in a Force-themed story.

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* This is the reason Yoda rarely got ADayInTheLimelight on ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': the writers had problems coming up with something that would challenge him. He fought directly fought the Separatists only once, and eventually starred in a Force-themed story.
3rd Aug '17 10:25:14 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' mythology, this is said to be a trait of Zenithar, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] God of Work and Commerce. His followers specifically call him "the god who will always win", and he [[XanatosGambit stands to gain from any action]]. He is also described as a "[[WarGod warrior god]]", though "one who is restrained and reserved in times of peace". He also has traits of being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure and preaches the benefits of being an HonestCorporateExecutive.
30th Jul '17 6:52:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Spoofed in ''Film/RustlersRhapsody'', a western-parody starring Tom Berenger. The hero repeatedly lampshades the fact that he's defeated the villains in countless frontier towns without much effort, and always will, because he's the good guy. The villains in this particular town get smart and hire ''another'' "good guy" to fight him, presenting him with his first-ever challenge.

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* Spoofed in ''Film/RustlersRhapsody'', a western-parody starring Tom Berenger.Creator/TomBerenger. The hero repeatedly lampshades the fact that he's defeated the villains in countless frontier towns without much effort, and always will, because he's the good guy. The villains in this particular town get smart and hire ''another'' "good guy" to fight him, presenting him with his first-ever challenge.
25th Jul '17 9:57:45 AM LittleBuster
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* Sibling Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba of ''TheIrregularAtMagicHightSchool'' are practically TropeCodifier for this, since they are both without any effort, defeat any enemy and stronger than anyone else in the novel universe, so much so that the characters themselves begin to discuss it. And although in the future it gets an explanation, since [[spoiler: Miyuki is the perfect DesignerBaby]], Tatsuya's abilities are still so abnormally powerful that he can instantly calculate the sequence of any spell or even blow up a planet.
** The reason for this lies in the fact that the author, by his own admission, prefers long dialogues and intrigues, and not battles, so in the original web-novel, most of the battles were even almost instantaneous.

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* Sibling Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba of ''TheIrregularAtMagicHightSchool'' ''TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' are practically TropeCodifier for this, since they are both without any effort, defeat any enemy and stronger than anyone else in the novel universe, so much so that the characters themselves begin to discuss it. And although in the future it gets an explanation, since [[spoiler: Miyuki is the perfect DesignerBaby]], Tatsuya's abilities are still so abnormally powerful that he can instantly calculate the sequence of any spell or even blow up a planet.
** The reason for this lies in the fact that the author, by his own admission, prefers long dialogues and intrigues, and not battles, so in the original web-novel, most of the battles were even almost instantaneous.
25th Jul '17 9:55:13 AM LittleBuster
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* Tatsuya Shiba from ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' always wins his fights except against his master, though both are holding back.
** By the end of the first season, one begins strongly doubting if there is any threat whatsoever to either Shiba sibling; they effortlessly steamroll any opponent that faces them [[spoiler:even when they're both effectively reduced to half their actual power.]] Even other characters are sometimes given cause to be depressed by the ridiculous disparity in power, even with other tremendously strong characters around. A prime example is [[spoiler:Miyuki utterly crushing Shizuku in mere seconds in the Ice Pillar Break contest at the Nine Schools Competition. Shizuku is left in bitter tears afterwards - she didn't think she'd win (and by then, neither did the audience) but she didn't think she'd be so hopelessly outclassed.]] It actually gets worse, with Tatsuya [[spoiler:demonstrating the firepower of a multi-megaton nuclear ICBM by the first season finale.]]

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* Sibling Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba from ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' always wins his fights except against his master, though of ''TheIrregularAtMagicHightSchool'' are practically TropeCodifier for this, since they are both are holding back.
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without any effort, defeat any enemy and stronger than anyone else in the end of the first season, one begins strongly doubting if there is any threat whatsoever to either Shiba sibling; they effortlessly steamroll any opponent novel universe, so much so that faces them [[spoiler:even when they're both effectively reduced to half their actual power.]] Even other the characters are sometimes given cause themselves begin to be depressed by the ridiculous disparity in power, even with other tremendously strong characters around. A prime example is [[spoiler:Miyuki utterly crushing Shizuku in mere seconds discuss it. And although in the Ice Pillar Break contest at the Nine Schools Competition. Shizuku is left in bitter tears afterwards - she didn't think she'd win (and by then, neither did the audience) but she didn't think she'd be so hopelessly outclassed.]] It actually future it gets worse, with Tatsuya [[spoiler:demonstrating an explanation, since [[spoiler: Miyuki is the firepower of a multi-megaton nuclear ICBM by perfect DesignerBaby]], Tatsuya's abilities are still so abnormally powerful that he can instantly calculate the first season finale.]]sequence of any spell or even blow up a planet.
** The reason for this lies in the fact that the author, by his own admission, prefers long dialogues and intrigues, and not battles, so in the original web-novel, most of the battles were even almost instantaneous.
17th Jul '17 2:29:08 AM Edgar81539
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* Judai of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' takes after Yugi. He lost the first battles he had against Kaiser and Edo and his match with Kaibaman, and tied several times. He won on all other occasions. Several {{Big Bad}}s and rivals pointed this out, leading him to believe he needed [[TrueArtIsAngsty some inner darkness]] to be a true hero. BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor...
** In the manga, he wins virtually every duel, but lost against Koyo Hibiki before coming to the academy (although Koyo was the World Champion, and this was before Judai got Terra Firma and Winged Kuriboh).
*** [[spoiler:The manga also has Judai losing to [[TheRival Manjoume]] at the final match of the tournament. In fact, just as ''Manjoume'' was getting dangerously close this status himself, Kaiser defeats him when he has all three of his most powerful monsters on the field.]]
*** [[spoiler:Having Manjoume almost play this trope straight in the manga is even funnier if you compare him to his Anime version, where he never ever manages to beat [[TheHero Judai]].]]
*** In Manjoume's case, however, one of his losses was a willful surrender after a successful IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight, and the other was when he easily could have won but was forced to throw the match.
*** Also inverted in a very cruel way with Fubuki Tenjouin, who [[spoiler:never wins a single duel in the Anime but is a champ in the manga.]]
* Initially {{subverted|Trope}} in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', of all places. The real bad guys, the Dark Signers, spend most of their arc mopping the floor with Team Yusei. It's not until episode 50 that the Signers really gain [[IncrediblyLamePun momentum]] in their battle with the Dark Signers.
** Played straight with Crow, who has a better deck than anyone else on the show by far[[labelnote:note]]It should be noted that considering his deck to be "better" than the other character's decks only applies to an adaption of his deck to the RealLife card game (where Blackwings are a tournament staple, [[PowerCreep or at least used to be]]). Within the anime, no character's deck can be considered better or worse based on how they'd play in RealLife because the duel plots are fueled by {{Strong As They Need To Be}}/{{New Powers as the Plot Demands}}/{{Deus Ex Machina}}/luck, where Crow performs no differently than Yusei (not that he isn't Invincible Heroes too).[[/labelnote]], and only has two losses and a draw (not counting a duel he lost on purpose), a fantastic record for him considering he's not the main character and how often he duels. And even those duels were fought as part of a tag team tournament where he usually defeated one opponent before losing to a fresh one, while still putting up a much better fight than Jack and giving Yusei everything he needed to win.
** Yusei's "victory" over Team Unicorn through the sheer power of his super-charisma also has this trope written all over it.

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* Judai of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' takes after Yugi. He lost the first battles he had against Kaiser and Edo and his match with Kaibaman, and tied several times. He won on all other occasions. Several {{Big Bad}}s and rivals pointed this out, leading him to believe he needed [[TrueArtIsAngsty some inner darkness]] to be a true hero. BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor...
** In the manga, he wins virtually every duel, but lost against Koyo Hibiki before coming to the academy (although Koyo was the World Champion, and this was before Judai got Terra Firma and Winged Kuriboh).
*** [[spoiler:The manga also has Judai losing to [[TheRival Manjoume]] at the final match of the tournament. In fact, just as ''Manjoume'' was getting dangerously close this status himself, Kaiser defeats him when he has all three of his most powerful monsters on the field.]]
*** [[spoiler:Having Manjoume almost play this trope straight in the manga is even funnier if you compare him to his Anime version, where he never ever manages to beat [[TheHero Judai]].]]
*** In Manjoume's case, however, one of his losses was a willful surrender after a successful IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight, and the other was when he easily could have won but was forced to throw the match.
*** Also inverted in a very cruel way with Fubuki Tenjouin, who [[spoiler:never wins a single duel in the Anime but is a champ in the manga.]]
* Initially {{subverted|Trope}} in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', of all places. The real bad guys, the Dark Signers, spend most of their arc mopping the floor with Team Yusei. It's not until episode 50 that the Signers really gain [[IncrediblyLamePun momentum]] in their battle with the Dark Signers.
** Played straight with Crow, who has a better deck than anyone else on the show by far[[labelnote:note]]It should be noted that considering his deck to be "better" than the other character's decks only applies to an adaption of his deck to the RealLife card game (where Blackwings are a tournament staple, [[PowerCreep or at least used to be]]). Within the anime, no character's deck can be considered better or worse based on how they'd play in RealLife because the duel plots are fueled by {{Strong As They Need To Be}}/{{New Powers as the Plot Demands}}/{{Deus Ex Machina}}/luck, where Crow performs no differently than Yusei (not that he isn't Invincible Heroes too).[[/labelnote]], and only has two losses and a draw (not counting a duel he lost on purpose), a fantastic record for him considering he's not the main character and how often he duels. And even those duels were fought as part of a tag team tournament where he usually defeated one opponent before losing to a fresh one, while still putting up a much better fight than Jack and giving Yusei everything he needed to win.
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Yusei's "victory" over Team Unicorn through the sheer power of his super-charisma also has this trope written all over it.



* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has Yuya, who has only lost four times in 100+ episodes, and the reason for his first onscreen loss was because of the new and mysterious summoning method he just created out of nowhere. However, his official victory rate is between 50 and 60% at the beginning of the story, that's why he spends a mini-arc to duel four duelists to gain a 60% victory rate to enter a tournament.
24th Jun '17 2:38:36 PM nombretomado
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* The Hero in ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'' is a level 99 DragonQuest protagonist, and is practically unbeatable in combat. However, this level of power makes him feel apart from humanity. He and the Demon Queen are trying to find a way to save the world peacefully.

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* The Hero in ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'' is a level 99 DragonQuest ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' protagonist, and is practically unbeatable in combat. However, this level of power makes him feel apart from humanity. He and the Demon Queen are trying to find a way to save the world peacefully.
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