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7th Dec '16 7:15:50 PM DustSnitch
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** Sting of Sabertooth is well-known for the amount of failure he accomplishes through the ''Grand Magic Games'' arc. From finishing last in chariot race, to losing to Natsu in a one-on-two fight where Natsu didn't even use 100% of his strength, to having his pet Exceed, Lector, taken away from him, and then, to top his losing streak off, he completely surrenders before even attempting to fight a single Fairy Tail member in the final match despite how {{Badass}} he thought he became after learning the values of friendship. It's amazing the guy didn't fall apart afterwards. It only gets worse in the ''Tartarus'' arc, where he and Rogue fight [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Marde Guille]]]], who has spent the entire fight JustToyingWithThem and mocking them as the PunyHumans hes sees them as, all while [[NoSell No Selling]] every single thing they throw at him. Sting then demanded [[spoiler:Marde]] fight them seriously. With his track record, BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor doesn't even begin to cover it.

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** Sting of Sabertooth is well-known for the amount of failure he accomplishes through the ''Grand Magic Games'' arc. From finishing last in chariot race, to losing to Natsu in a one-on-two fight where Natsu didn't even use 100% of his strength, to having his pet Exceed, Lector, taken away from him, and then, to top his losing streak off, he completely surrenders before even attempting to fight a single Fairy Tail member in the final match despite how {{Badass}} badass he thought he became after learning the values of friendship. It's amazing the guy didn't fall apart afterwards. It only gets worse in the ''Tartarus'' arc, where he and Rogue fight [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Marde Guille]]]], who has spent the entire fight JustToyingWithThem and mocking them as the PunyHumans hes sees them as, all while [[NoSell No Selling]] every single thing they throw at him. Sting then demanded [[spoiler:Marde]] fight them seriously. With his track record, BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor doesn't even begin to cover it.



** Prior to release of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', Oshawott were seen as huge Memetic Losers who were ugly, sad-looking, and weren't as cool as "[[FanNickname Smugleaf]]". This led to a near instant meme of portraying them as TheWoobie. After release though, the meme died out due to the fact that it evolves into the reasonably BadassAdorable Dewott and then into the straight up {{Badass}} Samurott.

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** Prior to release of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', Oshawott were seen as huge Memetic Losers who were ugly, sad-looking, and weren't as cool as "[[FanNickname Smugleaf]]". This led to a near instant meme of portraying them as TheWoobie. After release though, the meme died out due to the fact that it evolves into the reasonably BadassAdorable Dewott and then into the straight up {{Badass}} badass Samurott.



* Ragna the Bloodedge of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. Perhaps unintentionally, as he's a {{Badass}} on paper due to his powerful Azure, but due to [[RunningGag all the times]] [[TheWorfEffect he gets Worfed]] and the fact that every character who isn't Taokaka or Celica is all too eager to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] at his expense, [[ButtMonkey he's really hard to take seriously]]. On the other hand this may be intentional, to show that his NinetiesAntiHero attitude just doesn't work, as he becomes more heroic and less of a punchline as the games go on.

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* Ragna the Bloodedge of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. Perhaps unintentionally, as he's a {{Badass}} badass on paper due to his powerful Azure, but due to [[RunningGag all the times]] [[TheWorfEffect he gets Worfed]] and the fact that every character who isn't Taokaka or Celica is all too eager to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] at his expense, [[ButtMonkey he's really hard to take seriously]]. On the other hand this may be intentional, to show that his NinetiesAntiHero attitude just doesn't work, as he becomes more heroic and less of a punchline as the games go on.



** NONE of the Super Friends are particularly cool in hindsight, not even the ones based upon {{Badass}}es like Batman, even if they were all busy saving the world OncePerEpisode. It's common in parodies for the Super Friends to be portrayed as overly friendly, old-timey, cheesy heroes that wouldn't be able to hold a candle to the DarkerAndEdgier later interpretations of the Justice League and what they go up against.

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** NONE of the Super Friends are particularly cool in hindsight, not even the ones based upon {{Badass}}es badasses like Batman, even if they were all busy saving the world OncePerEpisode. It's common in parodies for the Super Friends to be portrayed as overly friendly, old-timey, cheesy heroes that wouldn't be able to hold a candle to the DarkerAndEdgier later interpretations of the Justice League and what they go up against.
4th Dec '16 12:40:46 PM flarn2006
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** The [https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/120232/1.0 "TriHard"] emoticon is generally used in the stream's chat to represent this exact concept.
4th Dec '16 10:55:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Simon from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. While early-series Simon is trying to find his footing and hence is not as CrazyAwesome as Kamina, late in the series he surpasses his "Aniki" in spades and Kamina himself acknowledges it (if posthumously). Alas, Simon pretty much remains a useless and whiny in much of the fandom eyes, and if they do acknowledge his late-show achievements, they do so in a bizarre way: Simon's not one guy who outgrew his problems and faced his fears and became a {{Badass}}- it's more like there's two men called 'Simon', one who is whiny and one who is pure high-octane GAR with no in-betweens.

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* Simon from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. While early-series Simon is trying to find his footing and hence is not as CrazyAwesome as Kamina, late in the series he surpasses his "Aniki" in spades and Kamina himself acknowledges it (if posthumously). Alas, Simon pretty much remains a useless and whiny in much of the fandom eyes, and if they do acknowledge his late-show achievements, they do so in a bizarre way: Simon's not one guy who outgrew his problems and faced his fears and became a {{Badass}}- badass - it's more like there's two men called 'Simon', one who is whiny and one who is pure high-octane GAR with no in-betweens.
17th Nov '16 11:13:10 AM X2X
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* Ragna the Bloodedge of ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}''. Perhaps unintentionally, as he's a {{Badass}} on paper due to his powerful Azure, but due to [[RunningGag all the times]] [[TheWorfEffect he gets Worfed]] and the fact that every character who isn't Taokaka or Celica is all too eager to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] at his expense, he's really hard to take seriously. On the other hand this may be intentional, to show that his NinetiesAntiHero attitude just doesn't work, as he becomes more heroic and less of a punchline as the games go on.

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* Ragna the Bloodedge of ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}''. ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. Perhaps unintentionally, as he's a {{Badass}} on paper due to his powerful Azure, but due to [[RunningGag all the times]] [[TheWorfEffect he gets Worfed]] and the fact that every character who isn't Taokaka or Celica is all too eager to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] at his expense, [[ButtMonkey he's really hard to take seriously.seriously]]. On the other hand this may be intentional, to show that his NinetiesAntiHero attitude just doesn't work, as he becomes more heroic and less of a punchline as the games go on.



* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' on a [[OmnicidalManiac No Mercy run]] quickly goes from hardened killer to getting "dunked on" [[SNKBoss repeatedly]] by the FinalBoss, who counts every single time the poor child dies. A compilation of edited videos summarizing this CurbStompBattle can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTynyddHHHE here]] ''(spoilers!)''.

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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' on a [[OmnicidalManiac No Mercy run]] quickly goes from hardened killer to getting "dunked on" [[SNKBoss repeatedly]] by the FinalBoss, who counts every single time the poor child dies. A compilation of edited videos summarizing this CurbStompBattle can be found [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTynyddHHHE here]] ''(spoilers!)''.
6th Nov '16 11:54:33 AM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': Pinwheel, a mid-game boss. In a game filled to the brim with [[ThatOneBoss extremely challenging boss fights]] and powerful, intimidating enemies, Pinwheel can often be killed within ten seconds by players who aren't even trying that hard. Granted, Pinwheel does have legitimately powerful magic attacks, and tries to mitigate his weakness by spawning clone decoys of himself, but most players are strong enough by the time they get to him that they kill him before he can do either one of those things.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': Pinwheel, a mid-game boss. In a game filled to the brim with [[ThatOneBoss [[ThatOneBoss/DarkSouls extremely challenging boss fights]] and powerful, intimidating enemies, Pinwheel can often be killed within ten seconds by players who aren't even trying that hard. Granted, Pinwheel does have legitimately powerful magic attacks, and tries to mitigate his weakness by spawning clone decoys of himself, but most players are strong enough by the time they get to him that they kill him before he can do either one of those things.
6th Nov '16 11:48:46 AM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': Pinwheel, a mid-game boss. In a game filled to the brim with [[ThatOneBoss extremely challenging boss fights]] and powerful, intimidating enemies, Pinwheel can often be killed within ten seconds by players who aren't even trying that hard. Granted, Pinwheel does have legitimately powerful magic attacks, and tries to mitigate his weakness by spawning clone decoys of himself, but most players are strong enough by the time they get to him that they kill him before he can do either one of those things.
6th Nov '16 8:52:47 AM KingLyger
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* Azmodan from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''. The characters [[InformedAbility describes him in-game as the finest tactician in Hell]], but he [[GeneralFailure so spectacularly fails at backing up his reputation]], fans keep mocking him for having his entire legions defeated by a lone hero and [[BondVillainStupidity constantly screwing up his own tactics by warning you about them in his gloating]]. Blizzard apparently is aware of this, since this got some LampshadeHanging when he became PromotedToPlayable in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''.

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* Azmodan from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''. The characters [[InformedAbility describes describe him in-game as the finest tactician in Hell]], the Burning Hells]], but he [[GeneralFailure so spectacularly fails at backing up his reputation]], fans keep mocking this reputation]]. Fans mock him for having his entire legions defeated by a [[OneManArmy lone hero nephalem hero]], and [[BondVillainStupidity constantly screwing up his own tactics by warning you about them in his gloating]]. Blizzard apparently is aware of this, since this got some LampshadeHanging when he became PromotedToPlayable in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''.
30th Oct '16 2:34:54 AM Gemser
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30th Oct '16 2:33:59 AM Gemser
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* German association football team ''Tasmania 1900 Berlin'' is always referenced whenever a team as a huge losing streak in the Bundesliga. They just played one season, were immediately relegated to never reach the highest level again and the had by far the worst season's record in Bundesliga history (out of 34 games, they won 2, drew 4 and lost 28 and only scored 15 goals).
9th Oct '16 3:26:58 PM BobRiddle
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* [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney the dinosaur]], due to massive amounts of Anti-Barney Humor.
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