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13th Sep '17 4:56:25 PM nombretomado
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* The Tourney of 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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* The Tourney of Creator/PiersAnthony 's ApprenticeAdept Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/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.
7th Sep '17 6:48:13 PM DAMartin
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* Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/Ninjago'' is about the Tournament of Elements, organized by Master Chen in order to steal the elemental masters' powers and cast a spell to turn his followers into Anacondrai.
1st Sep '17 6:09:33 AM Rhodes7
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* The Grand Melee in ''Literature/TheRithmatist'' is a chance for Rithmatist students to show off what they've learned, with the winners automatically gaining positions of responsibility on the front lines of Nebrask. The students of Professor Nalizar look primed to sweep the competition but [[spoiler: Nalizar himself is possessed by one of their enemies and]] they have exhaustively studied how to win duels, not pitched combat against multiple foes.
6th Jul '17 5:13:22 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': The Colosso tournament is, in theory, a yearly event that does wonders for the Tolbi tourist trade, the winners getting fame, money and a job opportunity to join the palace guard. Before the tournament proper begins, Isaac rescues Tolbi's leader Babi from death and is put on the fast-track to participate. [[spoiler:Babi recognized Isaac as an Adept, and used the tournament to confirm that he can use Psynergy, afterwards getting him to go to Lemuria and procure more of the ImmortalityInducer that he's running short on.]]
14th Jun '17 12:06:47 PM Piterpicher
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** Interestingly, the first ''FatalFury'' game, which is the first to portray the ''King of Fighters'' tournament, simply portrays the tournament as being a legit one held by Geese with no sinister motive behind it. It's only Terry, Andy and Joe who have an ulterior reason for entering - to get close to Geese. Geese himself doesn't interfere with the tournament at all and only makes his move, upon realising who the heroes are, after the final.

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** Interestingly, the first ''FatalFury'' ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' game, which is the first to portray the ''King of Fighters'' tournament, simply portrays the tournament as being a legit one held by Geese with no sinister motive behind it. It's only Terry, Andy and Joe who have an ulterior reason for entering - to get close to Geese. Geese himself doesn't interfere with the tournament at all and only makes his move, upon realising who the heroes are, after the final.
8th Apr '17 11:36:01 PM LaptopGuy
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* The tournament in ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' is actually a front by the J6 Corporation to gather research for their Dural program.
8th Apr '17 10:50:29 PM LaptopGuy
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* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'': We don't really get to see the story behind the tournament in the first game, but DOATEC are introduced in the second game. Since then, the tournament has served as a front for DOATEC to collect research for their experiments and take out anybody who might stand in their way.
25th Feb '17 7:13:16 AM ExSlacker
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* ''Film/KamenRiderDecadeAllRidersVsGreatShocker'': Decade arranges the Rider Battle tournament for the Kamen Riders to decide which of their world would be saved. By this point, however, Decade has already recovered his lost memories as the leader of [[LegionOfDoom Great Shocker]], which means the whole competition was just to eliminate the All Riders from his plans of multiversal conquest.
* ''Film/SuperHeroTaisenGPKamenRider3'', as the title implies, features a race of Kamen Riders. But right from the start of arranging the competition ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' demands the high stakes: that should he, against all odds[[note]]he's the only heroic Rider in the race, all the other competitors are brainwashed "Shocker" Riders[[note]] win, Shocker must return the timeline to what it once was.

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* ''Film/KamenRiderDecadeAllRidersVsGreatShocker'': ''Film/KamenRiderDecadeAllRidersVsDaiShocker'': Decade arranges the Rider Battle tournament for the Kamen Riders to decide which of their world would be saved. By this point, however, Decade has already recovered his lost memories as the leader of [[LegionOfDoom Great Shocker]], which means the whole competition was just to eliminate the All Riders from his plans of multiversal conquest.
* ''Film/SuperHeroTaisenGPKamenRider3'', as the title implies, features a race of Kamen Riders. But right from the start of arranging the competition ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' demands the high stakes: that should he, against all odds[[note]]he's the only heroic Rider in the race, all the other competitors are brainwashed "Shocker" Riders[[note]] Riders[[/note]] win, Shocker must return the timeline to what it once was.
25th Feb '17 7:11:11 AM ExSlacker
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* ''Film/KamenRiderDecadeAllRidersVsGreatShocker'': Decade arranges the Rider Battle tournament for the Kamen Riders to decide which of their world would be saved. By this point, however, Decade has already recovered his lost memories as the leader of [[LegionOfDoom Great Shocker]], which means the whole competition was just to eliminate the All Riders from his plans of multiversal conquest.
* ''Film/SuperHeroTaisenGPKamenRider3'', as the title implies, features a race of Kamen Riders. But right from the start of arranging the competition ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' demands the high stakes: that should he, against all odds[[note]]he's the only heroic Rider in the race, all the other competitors are brainwashed "Shocker" Riders[[note]] win, Shocker must return the timeline to what it once was.
6th Dec '16 12:00:32 PM Kakai
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* Twice in ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'':
** The tourney in Harndon, which forms the backbone of book three, is actually de Rohan's excuse to kill the Queen and her champion in one fell swoop, cutting the head off the anti-Gallish resistance in Alba.
** The tourney in the beginning of book four is an excuse for the Red Knight to get all the leaders of the Man/Wild alliance to meet without raising the BigBad's (and other interested parties') suspicions.
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