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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.
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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