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7th Feb '17 9:45:49 AM Mario500
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** Yosemite Sam was actually created as a response to this trope; Elmer Fudd is many things, but intelligent is not one of them, and consequently, there were only so many ways Bugs could outsmart him before it got old. Sam was created with the intent of giving Bugs an adversary smart enough to give him trouble. Another explanation is they wanted character [[{{Jerkass}} assholish]] enough to get the audience back on Bugs' side. Fudd was so [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain hapless]] and AffablyEvil that Bugs was starting to come across as an unheroic bully.

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** Yosemite Sam was actually created as a response to this trope; Elmer Fudd is many things, but intelligent is not one of them, and consequently, there were only so many ways Bugs could outsmart him before it got old. Sam was created with the intent of giving Bugs an adversary smart enough to give him trouble. Another explanation is they wanted a character [[{{Jerkass}} assholish]] mean enough to get the audience back on Bugs' side. Fudd was so [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain hapless]] and AffablyEvil that Bugs was starting to come across as an unheroic bully.
5th Feb '17 6:37:50 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The ultimate professional wrestling example of this trope is Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}. He had a winning streak of 173 after his WCW debut, finally broken by Wrestling/KevinNash after Wrestling/ScottHall shocked him with a taser. Although many, many fans didn't consider the streak boring at all. Goldberg could still get outwitted by other wrestlers though. And Wrestling/BretHart beat Goldberg several times after the streak was broken. And Goldberg lost some of his invincibility once he joined WWE.



* The ultimate professional wrestling example of this trope is Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}. He had a winning streak of 173 after his WCW debut, finally broken by Wrestling/KevinNash after Wrestling/ScottHall shocked him with a taser. Although many, many fans didn't consider the streak boring at all. Goldberg could still get outwitted by other wrestlers though. And Wrestling/BretHart beat Goldberg several times after the streak was broken. And Goldberg lost some of his invincibility once he joined WWE.


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* The Briscoe Bros get accused of this a lot in relation to Wrestling/RingOfHonor and Full Impact Pro's TagTeam divisions, especially after their HeelFaceTurn. Where it took over a decade for there to emerge a three time holder of any other belt the team had already held the ROH tag team belts ''eight'' times. Even when the [[Wrestling/ChrisHero Kings]] Of [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Wrestling]] managed to surpass the Briscoes as the longest running tag team champions Mark and Jay proved able to reliably beat the Chris and Claudio to the point the latter had to run all sorts of outside interference to stay competitive. It wasn't until reDRagon that the Briscoes finally met their match as a tag team, although as individuals Mark and Jay are much more fallible.
31st Jan '17 4:28:13 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has gotten some flak for being one of the series with the most in-your-face examples of ThePowerOfFriendship conquering all. However, a point could genuinely be made for Erza Scarlet. She was los''ing'' against Master Jose (after being weakened from tanking a WaveMotionGun) before her own Guild Master took over, Jellal manages to paralyze her when her guard is down and shove her into a magic crystal that will kill her, and Cobra's snake companion almost lethally poisoned her while she was focused on fighting the owner, but she's never flat-out lost in a fair fight. The most egregious examples are the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games arc]] (enters a MeleeATrois, one opponent gives her a rare one-sided beatdown before she suddenly overpowers her, gets her right foot shattered, the other opponent briefly beats her up while she's weakened before she whips out an armor that essentially makes her literally invincible) and the Tartaros arc (gets tortured badly enough to pass out at least twice, curb-stomps her torturer the second she's freed, quickly defeats the now demonized "other opponent" from the Grand Magic Games, has a rematch with the torturer who subjects her to even worse torture, and still comes out on top). The only opponent who actually truly ''defeats'' her (i.e. beats her to the point she can't fight anymore) [[spoiler:is her own [[ActionMom mother]] [[TheArchmage Irene Belsersion]], who's also a [[ItMakesSenseInContext dragon]]]], and even then, [[spoiler:it was technically a tie since Irene couldn't bring herself to kill Erza and instead ''stabbed herself'', thus taking her out of the fight too]].

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has gotten some flak for being one of the series with the most in-your-face examples of ThePowerOfFriendship conquering all. However, a point could genuinely be made for Erza Scarlet. She was los''ing'' against Master Jose (after being weakened from tanking a WaveMotionGun) before her own Guild Master took over, Jellal manages to paralyze her when her guard is down and shove her into a magic crystal that will kill her, and Cobra's snake companion almost lethally poisoned her while she was focused on fighting the owner, and she's unable to hurt [[GreaterScopeVillain Acnologia]] just like everyone else in Fairy Tail, but she's never flat-out lost in a fair fight. The most egregious examples are the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games arc]] (enters a MeleeATrois, one opponent gives her a rare one-sided beatdown before she suddenly overpowers her, gets her right foot shattered, the other opponent briefly beats her up while she's weakened before she whips out an armor that essentially makes her literally invincible) and the Tartaros arc (gets tortured badly enough to pass out at least twice, curb-stomps her torturer the second she's freed, quickly defeats the now demonized "other opponent" from the Grand Magic Games, has a rematch with the torturer who subjects her to even worse torture, and still comes out on top). The only opponent who actually truly ''defeats'' her (i.e. beats her to the point she can't fight anymore) [[spoiler:is her own [[ActionMom mother]] [[TheArchmage Irene Belsersion]], who's also a [[ItMakesSenseInContext dragon]]]], and even then, [[spoiler:it was technically a tie since Irene couldn't bring herself to kill Erza and instead ''stabbed herself'', thus taking her out of the fight too]].
27th Jan '17 8:53:58 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has gotten some flak for being one of the series with the most in-your-face examples of ThePowerOfFriendship conquering all. However, a point could genuinely be made for Erza Scarlet. She was los''ing'' against Master Jose (after being weakened from tanking a WaveMotionGun) before her own Guild Master took over, Jellal manages to paralyze her when her guard is down and shove her into a magic crystal that will kill her, and Cobra's snake companion almost lethally poisoned her while she was focused on fighting the owner, but she's never flat-out lost in a fair fight. The most egregious examples are the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games arc]] (enters a MeleeATrois, one opponent gives her a rare one-sided beatdown before she suddenly overpowers her, gets her right foot shattered, the other opponent briefly beats her up while she's weakened before she whips out an armor that essentially makes her literally invincible) and the Tartaros arc (gets tortured badly enough to pass out at least twice, curb-stomps her torturer the second she's freed, quickly defeats the now demonized "other opponent" from the Grand Magic Games, has a rematch with the torturer who subjects her to even worse torture, and still comes out on top).

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has gotten some flak for being one of the series with the most in-your-face examples of ThePowerOfFriendship conquering all. However, a point could genuinely be made for Erza Scarlet. She was los''ing'' against Master Jose (after being weakened from tanking a WaveMotionGun) before her own Guild Master took over, Jellal manages to paralyze her when her guard is down and shove her into a magic crystal that will kill her, and Cobra's snake companion almost lethally poisoned her while she was focused on fighting the owner, but she's never flat-out lost in a fair fight. The most egregious examples are the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games arc]] (enters a MeleeATrois, one opponent gives her a rare one-sided beatdown before she suddenly overpowers her, gets her right foot shattered, the other opponent briefly beats her up while she's weakened before she whips out an armor that essentially makes her literally invincible) and the Tartaros arc (gets tortured badly enough to pass out at least twice, curb-stomps her torturer the second she's freed, quickly defeats the now demonized "other opponent" from the Grand Magic Games, has a rematch with the torturer who subjects her to even worse torture, and still comes out on top). The only opponent who actually truly ''defeats'' her (i.e. beats her to the point she can't fight anymore) [[spoiler:is her own [[ActionMom mother]] [[TheArchmage Irene Belsersion]], who's also a [[ItMakesSenseInContext dragon]]]], and even then, [[spoiler:it was technically a tie since Irene couldn't bring herself to kill Erza and instead ''stabbed herself'', thus taking her out of the fight too]].
20th Jan '17 11:18:44 AM luord
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* Eggsy from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' borders on this: By the end of the film the only things that have really posed a challenge to him [[spoiler:were killing his dog and fighting Gazelle, almost an InvincibleVillain in her own right]]; everything else he aced with flying colors and, of those two instances, one ended up not deterring him and the other he succeeded, albeit by a lucky shot. Not bad for a street punk with at best a year's worth of formal training.

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* Eggsy from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' borders on this: By the end of the film the only things that have really posed a challenge to him [[spoiler:were killing his dog and fighting Gazelle, almost an InvincibleVillain in her own right]]; everything else he aced with flying colors and, of those the two instances, exceptions, one ended up not deterring him and the other he succeeded, albeit by with a lucky shot. Not bad for a street punk with at best a year's worth of formal training.
19th Jan '17 6:39:25 PM luord
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* Eggsy from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' borders on this: By the end of the film the only things that have really posed a challenge to him [[spoiler:were killing his dog and fighting Gazelle, almost an InvincibleVillain in her own right]]; everything else he aced with flying colors and, of those two instances, one ended up not deterring him and the other he succeeded, albeit by a lucky shot. Not bad for a street punk with at best a year's worth of formal training.
12th Jan '17 5:00:09 AM Mhazard
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': [[SociopathicHero Mikazuki Augus]] is virtually unstoppable, using one of the most powerful mobile suits in existence and benefiting from not just one, but ''three'' [[BrainComputerInterface Alaya-Vijnana implants]], which let him pilot it with preternatural skill. He's a ruthless CombatPragmatist never been defeated in combat and very rarely even finds himself on the defensive. In fact, he's a {{Deconstruction}} as some of his enemies [[AntiVillain have sympathetic backstories]] and/or are genuinely good people, but are [[AlasPoorVillain killed off]] [[KilledMidSentence unceremoniously]] all the same.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': [[SociopathicHero Mikazuki Augus]] is virtually unstoppable, using one of the most powerful mobile suits in existence and benefiting from not just one, but ''three'' [[BrainComputerInterface Alaya-Vijnana implants]], which let him pilot it with preternatural skill. He's a ruthless CombatPragmatist who has never been defeated in combat and very rarely even finds himself on the defensive. In fact, he's a {{Deconstruction}} {{Deconstruction}}, as he [[UndyingLoyalty outsources his moral thinking to Orga]] and takes desperate measures to win [[HeroicRROD even if it costs him the movement of his limbs]]. At the same time, some of his enemies [[AntiVillain have sympathetic backstories]] and/or are genuinely good people, but are [[AlasPoorVillain killed off]] [[KilledMidSentence unceremoniously]] all the same.same, which might make the audience uneasy about rooting for Mikazuki when he kills them.
27th Dec '16 12:25:14 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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---> "It doesn't matter how bad they stack the odds, if you're on the other side no fight will ever be fair."

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---> --> "It doesn't matter how bad they stack the odds, if you're on the other side no fight will ever be fair."
20th Dec '16 6:37:41 PM AvoidSpiltJuice
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* Many fans agree that ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' would be a much better show without its main protagonist, Kirito. He's shown to be ridiculously smart (having built a top-of-the-line custom gaming PC at age 14, knowing how to hack SAO's code, among other things), and is easily considered the best player. He wins every fight with little effort. In fact, one of the only times he's ever lost was when his opponent cheated. There's one scene in particular in which a gang of player-killers rush him. He stands still, completely unfazed while he explains that his health regeneration skill is so high that ''it refills at a faster rate than his enemies can deal out damage.'' Later on, he gains a sword skill that is exclusive to him and him alone. Even when his health is depleted to zero, he somehow wills himself back to life to land the finishing blow on Kayaba. It isn't until the end of SAO2 that he actually loses a fight fair and square, and by that point it hardly matters.
13th Dec '16 2:15:47 AM Mhazard
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* One of the biggest problems many Gundam fans had with the ending of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' was that at the end [[HostileShowTakeover the returning SEED cast]] had won the final fight without losing a single named character. The new main characters' mecha didn't get a single scratch, and they even went so far as to [[YeahShot strike a victory pose]] at the end to ''show'' that they hadn't been scratched. Compare this to every final fight in other Gundam series, ''including the original Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', in which [[AnyoneCanDie every character can die]] and the main character often only gains a narrow victory, trashing his machine in the process.

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'': Amuro Ray had some narrow scrapes earlier in his career, but by the time of this film he, and his [[BiggerStick Nu-Gundam]], are essentially untouchable. He tears through most enemies as though they didn't exist, and even his archrival, Char Aznable, is only able to stand against him for a few minutes.
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One of the biggest problems many Gundam fans had with the ending of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' was that at the end [[HostileShowTakeover the returning SEED cast]] had won the final fight without losing a single named character. The new main characters' mecha didn't get a single scratch, and they even went so far as to [[YeahShot strike a victory pose]] at the end to ''show'' that they hadn't been scratched. Compare this to every final fight in other Gundam series, ''including the original Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', in which [[AnyoneCanDie every character can die]] and the main character often only gains a narrow victory, trashing his machine in the process.process.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': [[SociopathicHero Mikazuki Augus]] is virtually unstoppable, using one of the most powerful mobile suits in existence and benefiting from not just one, but ''three'' [[BrainComputerInterface Alaya-Vijnana implants]], which let him pilot it with preternatural skill. He's a ruthless CombatPragmatist never been defeated in combat and very rarely even finds himself on the defensive. In fact, he's a {{Deconstruction}} as some of his enemies [[AntiVillain have sympathetic backstories]] and/or are genuinely good people, but are [[AlasPoorVillain killed off]] [[KilledMidSentence unceremoniously]] all the same.



* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'': Amuro Ray had some narrow scrapes earlier in his career, but by the time of this film he, and his [[BiggerStick Nu-Gundam]], are essentially untouchable. He tears through most enemies as though they didn't exist, and even his archrival, Char Aznable, is only able to stand against him for a few minutes.
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