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30th Jan '16 1:46:32 PM MsChibi
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Compare IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, WorthyOpponent, and MookChivalry, which can be motivations for this trope, or LonelyAtTheTop and VictoryIsBoring, which can be caused by this trope. Contrast DudeShesLikeInAComa, AndNowYouMustMarryMe, PsychicAssistedSuicide, and KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, where in similar situations the character is still satisfied by the result even with the lack of opposition.
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Compare IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, WorthyOpponent, and MookChivalry, which can be motivations for this trope, or LonelyAtTheTop LonelyAtTheTop, NoGuyWantsToBeChased, and VictoryIsBoring, which can be caused by this trope. Contrast DudeShesLikeInAComa, AndNowYouMustMarryMe, PsychicAssistedSuicide, and KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, where in similar situations the character is still satisfied by the result even with the lack of opposition.
30th Nov '15 6:27:11 PM CLT009
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Converse to MiseryBuildsCharacter, which is about how problems can (sometimes) be good for you rather than a complete ''lack'' of problems being bad.
29th Nov '15 4:00:11 PM Trogdor
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* A running them in the ''SlyCooper'' games. Sly and his entire family have spent all of their lives robbing master criminals rather than ordinary people, as the latter poses absolutely no challenge at all. Sly sums up their attitude in the first game: "You rip off a master criminal, you know you're a master thief."
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* A running them theme in the ''SlyCooper'' games. Sly and his entire family have spent all of their lives robbing master criminals rather than ordinary people, as the latter poses absolutely no challenge at all. Sly sums up their attitude in the first game: "You rip off a master criminal, you know you're a master thief."
22nd Nov '15 1:06:54 PM Sandangel89
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Warren makes a robot girlfriend who looks and acts exactly like a real girl - except it agrees with him 100% and does nothing but try to please him. Eventually he meets someone who challenges him, disagrees with, requires him to actually ''try'' to make her happy. Suddenly his his pleasure-bot holds no appeal so he leaves her for the one that challenges him. Of course, being a spineless creep, he doesn't so much break up with his robot girlfriend or even shut her down, he just leaves her to run down her batteries.
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Warren makes a robot girlfriend who looks and acts exactly like a real girl - except it agrees with him 100% and does nothing but try to please him. Eventually he meets someone who challenges him, disagrees with, requires him to actually ''try'' to make her happy. Suddenly his his pleasure-bot holds no appeal so he leaves her for the one that challenges him. Of course, being a spineless creep, he doesn't so much break up with his robot girlfriend or even shut her down, he just leaves her to run down her batteries.
22nd Nov '15 12:53:23 PM Scabbard
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* Video game cheat codes. Same applies to using the console commands & level editors to make the game easier. It can be useful to get past a challenge you simply can't beat (possibly to see the story), it can be interesting to check out alternate ways to play, and it can be an absolute ''blast'' when playing around in a WideOpenSandbox. But just giving yourself the best gear, activating GodMode, and blowing through a game unopposed can get old real fast.
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* Video game cheat codes. Same applies to using the console commands & and level editors to make the game easier. It can be useful to get past a challenge you simply can't beat (possibly to see the story), it can be interesting to check out alternate ways to play, and it can be an absolute ''blast'' when playing around in a WideOpenSandbox. But just giving yourself the best gear, activating GodMode, and blowing through a game unopposed can get old real fast.
27th Oct '15 3:59:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "A Nice Place to Visit", inveterate criminal Rocky Valentine dies and goes to the afterlife: a pleasant place where he gets everything he wants and all his gambles always pay off. He becomes dissatisfied and asks to be sent to [[{{Hell}} The Other Place]], saying he doesn't belong in Heaven, whereupon his guide Pip remarks, "[[ThisIsntHeaven Whatever gave you the idea you were in Heaven]], Mr. Valentine? This '''is''' the other place!"
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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "A Nice Place to Visit", inveterate criminal Rocky Valentine dies and goes to the afterlife: a pleasant place where he gets everything he wants and all his gambles always pay off. He becomes dissatisfied and asks to be sent to [[{{Hell}} The Other Place]], saying he doesn't belong in Heaven, whereupon his guide Pip remarks, "[[ThisIsntHeaven Whatever gave you the idea you were in Heaven]], Mr. Valentine? This '''is''' the other place!"
24th Oct '15 11:25:26 AM MarcusSmiter
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* One of the defining traits of Goku in ''Anime/DragonballZ'' is that he will always fight fair if he can, and will often hold back his full potential in order to make things more interesting if the stakes aren't too high. Given that he is literally the most powerful fighter in the universe, 99.9% of people in said universe wouldn't be able to touch him otherwise. Shown in his afterlife training when the Western Kai challenges him to show off his moves with ten tons of weight attached to each limb: ---> '''King Kai''': Goku, just transform into a Super Saiyan! ---> '''Goku''': Well yeah, but won't that make it too easy?
20th Oct '15 12:30:43 PM Abodos
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* A deleted scene from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' has Roland Tembo bringing this trope up with Ajay. Tembo notes that he has become such an effective hunter that not only do his latest hunting expeditions wrap up too easily to be thrilling, but he has also started feeling bad for the relatively defenseless animals he is killing. This is what motivates Ajay to bring him along on the Isla Sorna expedition to hunt the mighty ''TyrannosaurusRex''.
17th Oct '15 7:59:05 AM Blazer
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* In ''DC Vs. Marvel'', ComicBook/WonderWoman discovers ComicBook/{{Thor}}'s missing hammer, misplaced by his fight with [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]. Grabbing it, she ends up with Thor's power on top of her own. When Storm of the ComicBook/XMen arrives for her fight with Wonder Woman, the latter muses that she could easily win with her new power... the considers it boring and unfair and discards the hammer and the power for a slightly more fair fight.
7th Oct '15 6:20:45 PM Allronix
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* This trope is commonly the reason why CarmenSandiego went into crime. She was originally an ACME detective, and eventually became the absolute best the agency had ever seen. After a while, though, Carmen became [[VictoryIsBoring too good at her job]], and pulled a massive FaceHeelTurn by becoming a criminal, reasoning that it was a lot more fun to try to outwit her former employers rather than work for them.
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* This trope is commonly the reason why CarmenSandiego went into crime. She was originally an ACME detective, detective (or a former spy, depending on how old the game is), and eventually became the absolute best the agency had ever seen. After a while, though, Carmen became [[VictoryIsBoring too good at her job]], and pulled a massive FaceHeelTurn by becoming a criminal, reasoning that it was a lot more fun to try to outwit her former employers rather than work for them.

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* This trope is commonly ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Canderous]] cites this as the reason why CarmenSandiego went into crime. She was originally an ACME detective, he ''despises'' the Mandalorian mercenaries and eventually became bandits the absolute best party encounters. He considers them embarrassments to the agency had ever seen. After a while, though, Carmen became [[VictoryIsBoring too good at her job]], armor and pulled dishonorable thugs shaking down farmers and settlers, "taking scraps when they should be taking worlds!" It's also the reason he signs on with a boatload of Jedi and Republic sympathizers. Cracking heads for the local branch of the local crime syndicate is no fun at all - going up against Darth Malak and the massive FaceHeelTurn by becoming Sith army in a criminal, reasoning that it was a lot stolen smuggler's boat? Yeah, that's more fun to try to outwit her former employers rather than work for them.like it!
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