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25th Nov '16 9:37:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Champions}}'' campaign ''The Great Supervillain Contest''. The Crimson Claw sets up a competition among the Earth's greatest supervillains to determine which one is the most powerful. The prize is the Emerald Eye of Azog, which will increase the winning villain's already great abilities. What the villains don't know is that once the winner bonds with the Eye, it will take him over and turn him into a gate that will allow dangerous demons to come to Earth.

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* ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' campaign ''The Great Supervillain Contest''. The Crimson Claw sets up a competition among the Earth's greatest supervillains to determine which one is the most powerful. The prize is the Emerald Eye of Azog, which will increase the winning villain's already great abilities. What the villains don't know is that once the winner bonds with the Eye, it will take him over and turn him into a gate that will allow dangerous demons to come to Earth.
27th Oct '16 11:25:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* "The Mystery Knight", one of the ''Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg'' to ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', takes place during a tournament that's [[spoiler: secretly a gathering for conspirators trying to start a second Blackfyre rebellion]].

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* "The Mystery Knight", one of the ''Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg'' to ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', takes place during a tournament that's [[spoiler: secretly a gathering for conspirators trying to start a second Blackfyre rebellion]].
27th May '16 3:24:34 AM MacronNotes
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* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'': Like the OVA it loosely inspired, the VG tournament is simply a means for [[BlondesAreEvil Miranda]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Jahana]] to field test her GattacaBabies, by pitting them against the tournament entrants. Which also allows her to do away with any opposition she faces from those such as Yuka, or Miranda's daughter, Reimi.

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* ''[[VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo Advanced V.G.]]'': Like the OVA it loosely inspired, the VG tournament is simply a means for [[BlondesAreEvil Miranda]] Miranda [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Jahana]] to field test her GattacaBabies, by pitting them against the tournament entrants. Which also allows her to do away with any opposition she faces from those such as Yuka, or Miranda's daughter, Reimi.
19th Apr '16 10:38:08 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Besides the invasion plot and the display aspect, Gaara and Neji use the tournament for personal grudge matches. While killing is not encouraged in the tournament, it's not prohibited either

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** Besides the invasion plot and the display aspect, Gaara and Neji use the tournament for personal grudge matches. While killing is not encouraged in the tournament, it's not prohibited eithereither.


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* ''Film/BallsOfFury'': A parody of ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', only this time it is a ping-pong tournament organized by a crime lord (who considers the game SeriousBusiness enough to ''[[InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath kill the contestants that lose]]''), who created said tournament as entertainment for other criminals to enjoy while they browse and purchase his products (undetectable plastic guns, among other illicit items). This brings the attention of the FBI, who recruit has-been ping-pong player Randy Daytona to be part of an infiltration team.
13th Apr '16 6:37:21 PM ultimomant
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*** Played with during the Friendship Cup in the following arc. The idea behind it is that it's supposed to promote harmony between the rich Tops and poor Commons, as well as giving the Commons a chance at finding fame and fortune. The twist: anyone who loses (likely Commons, as Tops can afford better cards and training) will be sent to work in the city's trash for the rest of their lives, cleaning up after the Tops. The tournament is entirely a rouse to appease the Commons while still oppressing them. It's subverted when Yuya learns that this shocking revelation is actually common knowledge to the people of this dimension, and they don't think it's bad.

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*** Played with during the Friendship Cup in the following arc. The idea behind it is that it's supposed to promote harmony between the rich Tops and poor Commons, as well as giving the Commons a chance at finding fame and fortune. The twist: anyone who loses (likely Commons, as Tops can afford better cards and training) will be sent to work in the city's trash for the rest of their lives, cleaning up after the Tops. The tournament is entirely a rouse ruse to appease the Commons while still oppressing them. It's subverted when Yuya learns that this shocking revelation is actually common knowledge to the people of this dimension, and they don't think it's bad.
24th Mar '16 12:58:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* The World Grand Prix from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' was actually organized by the Lemons just so they can zap all of the competing race cars with a deadly radiation cannon as an attempt to discriminate all alternative energy sources and force everyone back to using gasoline.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the Dazzlings manipulate the school into holding a BattleOfTheBands competition, so that they can [[EmotionEater feed on the conflict]] to supercharge their powers and take over the world.
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* The World Grand Prix from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'' was actually organized by the Lemons just so they can zap all of the competing race cars with a deadly radiation cannon as an attempt to discriminate all alternative energy sources and force everyone back to using gasoline.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the Dazzlings manipulate the school into holding a BattleOfTheBands competition, so that they can [[EmotionEater feed on the conflict]] to supercharge their powers and take over the world.
24th Mar '16 12:57:28 PM Morgenthaler
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31st Jan '16 4:53:59 PM MrXilla
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** ''King of Fighters XII'', which is considered non-canon, shows what the tournament would be like if there was no sinister force manipulating events behind the scenes. As it turns out, just a straight fighting contest.
13th Dec '15 6:48:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' can be best described as ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' meets ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. Each tournament revolves around diplomatic tensions between zoanthropes and humankind due to experiments being conducted on zoanthropes, behind the scenes. The tournament itself is merely a front to [[ShmuckBait lure the strongest of their kind]] to be test subjects, by pitting them against others of their kind with legendary beast power... or genetically enhanced super beings.

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* ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' can be best described as ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' ''Franchise/XMen'' meets ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. Each tournament revolves around diplomatic tensions between zoanthropes and humankind due to experiments being conducted on zoanthropes, behind the scenes. The tournament itself is merely a front to [[ShmuckBait lure the strongest of their kind]] to be test subjects, by pitting them against others of their kind with legendary beast power... or genetically enhanced super beings.
11th Oct '15 5:46:13 PM nombretomado
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* The Tourney of PiersAnthony 's ApprenticeAdept series definitely turns out to have aspects of this. Even according to the publicly known purpose of the Tourney, it's the best way for an enterprising serf to rise in status; but in Stile's case it makes an even bigger difference, because the sentient Game Computer has plans that involve the fate of two worlds, Proton and Phaze. Also, the final fight between Stile and his enemy the Red Adept consists of a contest, which Red loses and therefore gets banished to the worlds outside Proton.

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* The Tourney of PiersAnthony Creator/PiersAnthony 's ApprenticeAdept series definitely turns out to have aspects of this. Even according to the publicly known purpose of the Tourney, it's the best way for an enterprising serf to rise in status; but in Stile's case it makes an even bigger difference, because the sentient Game Computer has plans that involve the fate of two worlds, Proton and Phaze. Also, the final fight between Stile and his enemy the Red Adept consists of a contest, which Red loses and therefore gets banished to the worlds outside Proton.
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