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14th Jun '17 9:14:37 PM elfey
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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', at one point Londo is laid low by a poisoning, and one of his wives has a blood type which can save him. Though she actually doesn't like him and wouldn't entirely mind seeing him die, she donates her blood to save him anyway because she doesn't want to win her battles in such a one-sided way.

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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', at one point during the middle of deciding which two of his three wives to divorce, Londo is laid low by a poisoning, and one of his wives has a blood type which can save him. Though she actually doesn't like him and wouldn't entirely mind seeing him die, die as she would be his widow, she donates her blood to save him anyway because she doesn't want to win her battles in such a one-sided way.


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*** In the Expanded Universe he becomes the Federation Ambassador to the Ferengi after adapting.
13th Jun '17 8:23:27 AM DVB
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Xykon tells Roy to go away, [[LevelGrinding level up a few times]], and come back when he's tough enough to be a challenging opponent.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Xykon tells Roy to go away, [[LevelGrinding level up a few times]], and come back when he's tough enough to be a challenging opponent. Xykon is an epic-level Sorcerer lich and thus very few things can actually put up a fight against him. Granted, when he starts being overpowered (as seen when he fights the ghost of Soon Kim), he becomes pretty uneasy. This is large in part due to being a ControlFreak.
** Also inverted when he and Team Evil are at Kraagor's Tomb. The tomb is built on a magic stone meaning the Lich can't just phase through it and thus him and his team have to fight the ''hordes'' of powerful monsters put in there. Xykon is actually pretty delighted since they're strong enough to give him ''experience'', something very rare at his level (though if Redcloak wasn't there to heal his injuries, he'd probably would've been defeated at least once.)
13th Jun '17 8:18:03 AM DVB
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** Like Goku, Vegeta loves a good fight and fighting people that can push his limits. Unlike Goku, however, who enjoys fighting people who can beat him, Vegeta only wants his opponents to be strong enough to last for a while. This can be seen when he fights Goku on Earth. At first, he enjoys toying with Goku since he assumes that he's only strong enough to give him a decent battle, but as soon as Goku begins to overpower him, he completely loses it. Also, when he fights Semi-Perfect Cell, he quickly becomes bored after knocking Cell around for a few minutes and complains about how Cell is so weak that he can't fully test his new power. Cell takes advantage of this and tells Vegeta that if he becomes complete that he will easily beat him. Vegeta allows Cell to absorb Android 18, assuming Cell will only become strong enough to give him a good fight, not that he can actually beat him.

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** Like Goku, Vegeta loves a good fight and fighting people that can push his limits. Unlike Goku, however, who enjoys fighting people who can beat him, Vegeta only wants his opponents to be strong enough to last for a while.while, though this is namely due to his pride. This can be seen when he fights Goku on Earth. At first, he enjoys toying with Goku since he assumes that he's only strong enough to give him a decent battle, but as soon as Goku begins to overpower him, he completely loses it. Also, when he fights Semi-Perfect Cell, he quickly becomes bored after knocking Cell around for a few minutes and complains about how Cell is so weak that he can't fully test his new power. Cell takes advantage of this and tells Vegeta that if he becomes complete that he will easily beat him. Vegeta allows Cell to absorb Android 18, assuming Cell will only become strong enough to give him a good fight, not that he can actually beat him.him.
*** Also deconstructed with Vegeta; his pride will often mean he will his opponents become stronger for the purpose of a greater fight and this has led for things going BadToWorse for the heroes in plenty of instances.
22nd Apr '17 5:08:43 AM Getta
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** AboveTheInfluence
** EnemiesEqualsGreatness
** EarnYourHappyEnding
** ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou,

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** * AboveTheInfluence
** * EnemiesEqualsGreatness
** EarnYourHappyEnding
** ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou,
* ILikeThoseOdds
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou
* WillfullyWeak



Compare IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, WorthyOpponent, and MookChivalry, which can be motivations for this trope, or 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.

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Compare IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, WorthyOpponent, and MookChivalry, which can be motivations for this trope, or LonelyAtTheTop, NoGuyWantsToBeChased, and VictoryIsBoring, which can be caused by this trope. Contrast DudeShesLikeInAComa, AndNowYouMustMarryMe, PsychicAssistedSuicide, and KickThemWhileTheyAreDown, where in similar situations situations, the character ''lack'' of opposition is still satisfied by favorable for the result even with the lack of opposition.
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6th Apr '17 8:10:05 AM SteveMB
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** EnemiesEqualGreatness

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** EnemiesEqualGreatness EnemiesEqualsGreatness
10th Mar '17 9:19:02 PM Getta
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Supertrope to AboveTheInfluence, ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou, EarnYourHappyEnding, and similar tropes, sister trope to MindOverManners. When someone playing a VideoGame thinks this, it becomes ItsEasySoItSucks.

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Supertrope to AboveTheInfluence, ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou, EarnYourHappyEnding, and similar tropes, sister to
** AboveTheInfluence
** EnemiesEqualGreatness
** EarnYourHappyEnding
** ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou,

Sister
trope to MindOverManners. When someone playing a VideoGame thinks this, it becomes ItsEasySoItSucks.
ItsEasySoItSucks and may lead to SelfImposedChallenge.
28th Jan '17 6:37:32 AM nighttrainfm
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* This turns out to be Nakadai Mikoto's backstory in ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger''. Due to being [[spoiler: the host for half of the BigBad]], he picked up anything he tried with zero effort. After years of intolerable boredom, he found a TransformationTrinket and became a supervillain just because it seemed fun.
26th Jan '17 10:31:23 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'', The Mule, a mutant capable of adjusting human emotions, couldn't bring himself to adjust the woman who was the only one who liked him without it.

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* In ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'', ''Literature/FoundationAndEmpire'', The Mule, a mutant capable of adjusting human emotions, couldn't bring himself to adjust the woman who was the only one who liked him without it.
7th Jan '17 4:57:30 PM Premonition45
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** The episode "A Fistful of Datas", Worf and his son Alexander are in a Western holodeck program. Playing sheriff, [[CurbStompBattle Worf easily defeats the outlaw Eli Hollander]], but Alexander complains it's much too easy, so he resets the program to a higher difficulty level. As Worf likes a challenging fight, he approves the increased difficulty.

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** The episode In "A Fistful of Datas", Worf and his son Alexander are in a Western holodeck program. Playing sheriff, [[CurbStompBattle Worf easily defeats the outlaw Eli Hollander]], but Alexander complains it's much too easy, so he resets the program to a higher difficulty level. As Worf likes a challenging fight, he approves the increased difficulty.
3rd Jan '17 6:41:26 PM MiddleEighth
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*The skahs (warriors) of Baravada are defined by this trope in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''. They would not dream of fighting civilians, for example, because they would be too easy to defeat.
**And in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', we're reminded of this because all the tirin (civilians) have been taken to live elsewhere—taking with them their knowledge of Sage magic, which the four desperately need, but which the skahs wizards never studied much because it made things too easy.
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