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* The Uncrowned Kings in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. They are genius basket-ball players who were almost at the level of the [[TheAce Generation of Miracles]]. However, their individual skills was completely overshadowed by the team-play of Teiko.

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* The Uncrowned Kings in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. They are genius basket-ball players who were almost at the level of the [[TheAce Generation of Miracles]]. However, their individual skills was were completely overshadowed by the team-play of Teiko.



** Sakura, formally TheLoad of Team Kakashi, improved ''greatly'' over the timeskip and TookALevelInBadass becoming a Combat Medic and learning Tsunade's SuperStrength. She shows this off by catching Kakashi in the Bell Test and fighting near evenly with Sasori, the third or fourth (depending on how you rank [[spoiler: Obito]]) strongest member of the Akatsuki. Then...she's put ''OutOfFocus'' until the War Arc where she shows off again by mastering the [[spoiler: Byakugo no Fuin, the same seal Tsunade has and causing more damage with a single punch than even Sasuke's Susano'o. Then...Naruto shows off his full power and Sasuke levels up his Susano'o. THEN they get powers from the Rikudo Sennin.]] Poor girl...she truly ''can't'' catch up despite all her efforts.

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** Sakura, formally TheLoad of Team Kakashi, improved ''greatly'' over the timeskip and TookALevelInBadass becoming a Combat Medic and learning Tsunade's SuperStrength. She shows this off by catching Kakashi in the Bell Test and fighting near evenly with Sasori, the third or fourth (depending on how you rank [[spoiler: Obito]]) strongest member of the Akatsuki. Then...she's put ''OutOfFocus'' until the War Arc where she shows off again by mastering the [[spoiler: Byakugo no Fuin, the same seal Tsunade has and causing more damage with a single punch than even Sasuke's Susano'o. Then...Naruto shows off his full power and Sasuke levels up his Susano'o. THEN they get powers from the Rikudo Sennin.]] Sennin]]. Poor girl...she truly ''can't'' catch up despite all her efforts.



** During the later part of the same war, it happens in turn to each of the antagonists. Itachi and Sasuke do this to [[{{Necromancer}} Kabuto]], BigBad Tobi is insanely powerful and gave the Shinobi Alliance a hard time, only to be overshadowed by BiggerBad [[spoiler: the real Uchiha Madara]]. The BiggerBad in turn gets overshadowed by an even more insanely powerful [[spoiler: Kaguya Ootsutsuki]], which even makes Sasuke wonder if a person so powerful could even ''exist''.

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** During the later part of the same war, it happens in turn to each of the antagonists. Itachi and Sasuke do this to [[{{Necromancer}} Kabuto]], BigBad Tobi is insanely powerful and gave the Shinobi Alliance a hard time, only to be overshadowed by BiggerBad GreaterScopeVillain [[spoiler: the real Uchiha Madara]]. The BiggerBad GreaterScopeVillain in turn gets overshadowed by an even more insanely powerful [[spoiler: Kaguya Ootsutsuki]], which even makes Sasuke wonder if a person so powerful could even ''exist''.



** Subverted in the second movie when they [[spoiler:spiral up and form Tengen Toppa versions of their own mecha and kick the crap out of the Anti-Spiral.]]

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** Subverted in the second movie when they [[spoiler:spiral up and form Tengen Toppa versions of their own mecha and kick the crap out of the Anti-Spiral.]]Anti-Spiral]].



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has a huge number of BadAss people, but several (Rakan, Eva, [[strike:Alberio]] Ku:nel Sanders, Fate, and especially Nagi) outstrip the main characters by several orders of a magnitude, and numerous characters comment that they're of "an entirely different level" from everyone else. One of Negi's main goals it to be powerful enough to be counted among them. Given recent events, [[spoiler:he may very well have done so. Rakan has admitted that Negi is well on his way.]]

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has a huge number of BadAss people, but several (Rakan, Eva, [[strike:Alberio]] Ku:nel Sanders, Fate, and especially Nagi) outstrip the main characters by several orders of a magnitude, and numerous characters comment that they're of "an entirely different level" from everyone else. One of Negi's main goals it to be powerful enough to be counted among them. Given recent events, [[spoiler:he may very well have done so. Rakan has admitted that Negi is well on his way.]]way]].



** [[{{Bishonen}} Takayanagi]]. While the first two episodes basically states how incredibly super-strong he is, [[spoiler:he gets owned by his own brother around episode 8, leaving him without anything to do the rest of the show. Really, he doesn't do anything. This all while the main character, whom Takayanagi beat the crap out of during their first encounter, keeps getting stronger and eventually surpasses everyone.]]

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** [[{{Bishonen}} Takayanagi]]. While the first two episodes basically states how incredibly super-strong he is, [[spoiler:he gets owned by his own brother around episode 8, leaving him without anything to do the rest of the show. Really, he doesn't do anything. This all while the main character, whom Takayanagi beat the crap out of during their first encounter, keeps getting stronger and eventually surpasses everyone.]]everyone]].



** Let's not forget the female lead of the series, or her big sister. While the latter is super-awesome in the beginning, it does not take long for her [[spoiler:to be overshadowed by her apparently cooler little sis.]]

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** Let's not forget Also the female lead of the series, or series and her big sister. While the latter is super-awesome in the beginning, it does not take long for her [[spoiler:to be overshadowed by her apparently cooler little sis.]]sis]].



* Deconstructed rather heavily in ThePetGirlOfSakurasou , where multiple characters feel like [[HardWorkHardlyWorks their hard work is meaningless]] in light of the super-talented Mashiro and Misaki. Particularly,[[spoiler:Rita quite heavily resented Mashiro for her overwhelming talent,despite being a competent artist herself,not helped by her ''own grandfather'' telling her that she will never get anywhere close to Mashiro's level even though she works hard. Similarly, Sorata's game concept is overshadowed by the artwork Mashiro did to support it.]] It's all played for drama.

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* Deconstructed rather heavily in ThePetGirlOfSakurasou , ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'', where multiple characters feel like [[HardWorkHardlyWorks their hard work is meaningless]] in light of the super-talented Mashiro and Misaki. Particularly,[[spoiler:Rita quite heavily resented Mashiro for her overwhelming talent,despite being a competent artist herself,not helped by her ''own grandfather'' telling her that she will never get anywhere close to Mashiro's level even though she works hard. Similarly, Sorata's game concept is overshadowed by the artwork Mashiro did to support it.]] it]]. It's all played for drama.



** The same can be said of Yzak Joule in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' who talents seem insignificant next to those of his superior, Athrun Zala, and his enemy, Kira Yamato. This only gets worse when the two of them recieve their respective {{Mid Season Upgrade}}s. Then in the finale he [[spoiler:kills two {{Super Soldier}}s]] and you remember that oh yeah, this guy's a badass. Kira's BigBrotherMentor, Mu La Flaga is in a similar position, though his general cool factor tends to outshine his handicaps.

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** The same can be said of Yzak Joule in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' who talents seem insignificant next to those of his superior, Athrun Zala, and his enemy, Kira Yamato. This only gets worse when the two of them recieve receive their respective {{Mid Season Upgrade}}s. Then in the finale he [[spoiler:kills two {{Super Soldier}}s]] and you remember that oh yeah, this guy's a badass. Kira's BigBrotherMentor, Mu La Flaga is in a similar position, though his general cool factor tends to outshine his handicaps.



** In ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', Kamille's {{archenemy}}, Jerid Messa, is often viewed as a poor pilot due to his constant defeats at Kamille's hands. However, the thing to remember is that Kamille is an incredibly powerful [[PsychicPowers Newtype]] in a SuperPrototype handtailored to his specifications, and Jerid is a BadassNormal EliteMook in a [[MechaMook mass-production suit]]. That Jerid is even still ''alive'' is a testament to his AcePilot status, and when facing off against anybody other than Kamille he tends to win more often than not.

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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', Kamille's {{archenemy}}, Jerid Messa, is often viewed as a poor pilot due to his constant defeats at Kamille's hands. However, the thing to remember is that Kamille is an incredibly powerful [[PsychicPowers Newtype]] in a SuperPrototype handtailored to his specifications, and Jerid is a BadassNormal EliteMook {{Elite Mook|s}} in a [[MechaMook [[MechaMooks mass-production suit]]. That Jerid is even still ''alive'' is a testament to his AcePilot status, and when facing off against anybody other than Kamille he tends to win more often than not.



* ''Manga/InazumaEleven'''s semi-CompilationMovie has The Orge, a mysterious soccer team from the future that beats up a main series's BigBad [[AGodAmI god wannabe]] Zeus Academy badly. the rest of the movie progresses to ignore the Zeus completely.

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* ''Manga/InazumaEleven'''s semi-CompilationMovie has The Orge, a mysterious soccer team from the future that beats up a main series's BigBad [[AGodAmI god wannabe]] Zeus Academy badly. the The rest of the movie progresses to ignore the Zeus completely.



* [[Anime/TenchiMuyoWarOnGeminar Kenshi Masaki]] is this compared to [[Anime/TenchiMuyo the rest of his family]]. Case in point: his brother [[note]]Tenchi[[/note]] is [[spoiler:the avatar of their universe's God]] and is immensely powerful. His younger great-great aunt [[note]]Sasami[[/note]] is one of three goddesses as are her sisters via assimilation [[note]]Washu and Tokimi[[/note]]. Big brother can pull out Light Hawk Wings like they're going out of style and great-great aunt has a very powerful battleship that summons Light Hawk Wings at will. Kenshi? Can only summon a Light Hawk Sword in his GiantRobot by ''condensing a mountain''.

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* [[Anime/TenchiMuyoWarOnGeminar Kenshi Masaki]] is this compared to [[Anime/TenchiMuyo the rest of his family]]. Case in point: his brother [[note]]Tenchi[[/note]] is [[spoiler:the avatar of their universe's God]] and is immensely powerful. His younger great-great aunt [[note]]Sasami[[/note]] is one of three goddesses as are her sisters via assimilation [[note]]Washu and Tokimi[[/note]]. Big brother can pull out Light Hawk Wings like they're going out of style and great-great aunt has a very powerful battleship that summons Light Hawk Wings at will. Kenshi? Can only summon a Light Hawk Sword in his GiantRobot HumongousMecha by ''condensing a mountain''.



* Seidou Takizawa from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' is this trope to a "T", with all the [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] and [[AlwaysSecondBest insecurity]] that comes with it. His poor luck started with being in the same class at the Academy as [[TheAce Akira]] [[TeenGenius Mado]], which always left him in second place. His assignment to the 20th Ward landed him working with not only Akira, but an entire group of legendary veterans and brilliant up-and-comers. Though graduating Salutatorian from the [[TheHunter CCG]] Academy suggests he's actually quite skilled in his own right, he is constantly left in the dust and bitter over how his peers outshine him in all things. [[spoiler: In the sequel, however, he seems to have [[CameBackStrong finally]] crawled out of the shadows of his peers in the [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor worst]] way possible]].

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* Seidou Takizawa from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' is this trope to a "T", with all the [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] and [[AlwaysSecondBest insecurity]] that comes with it. His poor luck started with being in the same class at the Academy as [[TheAce Akira]] [[TeenGenius Mado]], which always left him in second place. His assignment to the 20th Ward landed him working with not only Akira, but an entire group of legendary veterans and brilliant up-and-comers. Though graduating Salutatorian from the [[TheHunter CCG]] Academy suggests he's actually quite skilled in his own right, he is constantly left in the dust and bitter over how his peers outshine him in all things. [[spoiler: In the sequel, however, he seems to have [[CameBackStrong finally]] crawled out of the shadows of his peers in the [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor worst]] way possible]]. possible.]]



* Doug Ramsey, aka Cypher of the ''Comicbook/NewMutants''. He had the mutant ability to decipher languages. In fact, he started out as a friend of the characters and Prof. X had no intention of telling him he was a mutant. Too bad none of the writers had figured out how potentially powerful his ability could be if used in a less conventional manner. To wit: his powers were instant total comprehension of any communication. This included the labels on buttons and controls of eons-dead aliens. He should also have been capable of matching Cassandra Cain in predicting his opponents' moves. Ramsey was later brought back to life, and as fans predicted he has indeed become a master computer programmer and hacker, as well as having the ability to read body language. Furthermore, he can now "read" the architectural structure of a building and determine its weakest point.

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* Doug Ramsey, aka Cypher of the ''Comicbook/NewMutants''. He had the mutant ability to decipher languages. In fact, he started out as a friend of the characters and Prof. X had no intention of telling him he was a mutant. Too bad none of the writers had figured out how potentially powerful his ability could be if used in a less conventional manner. To wit: his powers were instant total comprehension of any communication. This included the labels on buttons and controls of eons-dead aliens. He should also have been capable of matching [[ComicBook/BatGirl2000 Cassandra Cain Cain]] in predicting his opponents' moves. Ramsey was later brought back to life, and as fans predicted he has indeed become a master computer programmer and hacker, as well as having the ability to read body language. Furthermore, he can now "read" the architectural structure of a building and determine its weakest point.



* The Invisible Girl in the first few years of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' was mostly just standing around watching the men fight, or [[DamselInDistress being captured]], getting to use her powers for the odd stealth scene once every five issues or so. She was eventually given [[BarrierWarrior force field powers]] to make her somewhat more useful. That may have been a more dramatic change than intended, as she is now broadly accepted as the ''most'' powerful member of the Fantastic Four, with her powers becoming effectively an invisible GreenLanternRing.

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* The Invisible Girl in the first few years of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' was mostly just standing around watching the men fight, or [[DamselInDistress being captured]], getting to use her powers for the odd stealth scene once every five issues or so. She was eventually given [[BarrierWarrior force field powers]] to make her somewhat more useful. That may have been a more dramatic change than intended, as she is now broadly accepted as the ''most'' powerful member of the Fantastic Four, with her powers becoming effectively an invisible GreenLanternRing.[[ImaginationBasedSuperpower Green Lantern Ring]].



* Stephanie 'Spoiler' Brown is an impressive fighter, athlete, and investigator considering she is a largely self-trained OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (not to mention [[{{Determinator}} having guts]] [[PluckyGirl enough for three]]). [[OhCrap She lives in Gotham]]. Her (ex)boyfriend is Robin. Her closest female friend is [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Cassandra Cain]]. Suffice it to say that Franchise/{{Batman}}'s efforts at getting her to ditch the costume is not entirely due to being a control freak. Once she officially becomes Batgirl, though, [[TookALevelInBadass things are a little different.]]

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* Stephanie 'Spoiler' Brown is an impressive fighter, athlete, and investigator considering she is a largely self-trained OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (not to mention [[{{Determinator}} having guts]] [[PluckyGirl enough for three]]). [[OhCrap She lives in Gotham]]. Her (ex)boyfriend is Robin. Her closest female friend is [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Cassandra Cain]]. Suffice it to say that Franchise/{{Batman}}'s efforts at getting her to ditch the costume is not entirely due to being a control freak. Once she officially becomes Batgirl, ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2009}}, though, [[TookALevelInBadass things are a little different.]]



* One DC comics story, "Menace of the Mystic Mastermind", teamed up Wildcat and the Spectre. Wildcat, a boxer, was rather overshadowed by the Spectre, who embodies the Wrath of God.
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''ComicBook/XMen'', though not to the same level as some examples. Cyclops has ''very'' powerful eye beams that could, in the words of Jean Grey, punch a hole through a mountain, he's got martial art skills on par with some of the best fighters in the world, and is a skilled enough tactician and leader that he's earned the respect of Comicbook/NickFury, the default BigGood of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. However, Cyclops is on a team that includes Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/{{Storm}}, and Phoenix. While In-Universe, Cyclops is shown as being just as badass and as competent a leader as series mainstays Wolverine and Storm, the fanbase, and many writers, seem to prefer the other two, leaving him in the dust. Phoenix, meanwhile, is an inverted example; she's so awesome, they had to kill her off because she overshadowed the rest of the team, and the plan to depower her backfired and made Creator/JimShooter demand she be killed instead. When she came back, her power was far more fluctuating. It doesn't help that both of them have [[VocalMinority a very vocal]] HateDom.
* Comicbook/JessicaJones of the comic ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' (not an adaptation of the TV show) is a private investigator who has super strength, super durability and can fly. So why doesn't she become a superhero? Well actually she retired from being a superhero: you see, she lives in the Marvel Universe...yeah... Case in point: she quit being a superhero after enduring ''eight months'' of horrifying MindRape at the hands of the Purple Man and being beaten into a coma by the Avengers (who would have likely killed her if Ms. Marvel hadn't recognized her) after she attacked them under the MindControl of the former...only to find at the end of [[TraumaCongaLine the ordeal]] that during all this time ''no one noticed she was missing.''
* Loki and Comicbook/{{Ares}} from ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'' and ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules'' respectively. The former is one of the most powerful sorcerers and one of the most powerful gods in the nine realms and a brilliant schemer, but live in a society of warriors that value brawn more than brawn and brash heroics more than cleverly-laid schemes which they view as cowardice. The latter is a revamped anti-hero who personifies war that can "turn nations into empires, peasants into heroes, men into gods!" Both are overshadowed by their brothers whom they ridicule. Loki ridicules Thor for being a brainless oaf. Ares ridiculous Hercules for being a drunken, destructive, buffoon and is himself looked down upon for his violent nature. Hercules himself is sometimes this for Thor. Despite being one of the greatest heroes who ever lived and the strongest god on Olympus many, including Zeus, still view him as a second-string Thor and a walking joke.
* The ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, throughout the Abnett/Lanning run, were treated as being major underdogs who were completely and laughably outclassed by most of the threats they faced, and their name apparently commanded so little respect on Earth that Reed Richards didn't even know who they were. However, the Guardians roster included the extremely powerful magician Adam Warlock, universal defender Quasar, three powerful telepaths, and two super-strong assassins, and their leader was a former FourStarBadass. By Earthly standards, they'd be one of the strongest teams out there - one of the team's weakest and most badly decimated incarnations was able to crush an alternate version of the Defenders in ''seconds'' ([[TeamPet Cosmo]] took down the Hulk in one shot).The fact that they get no respect is really more a side effect of having to take on universe-threatening opponents every week instead of four to six supervillains.

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* One DC comics story, "Menace of the Mystic Mastermind", teamed up Wildcat [[Characters/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Wildcat]] and the Spectre.ComicBook/TheSpectre. Wildcat, a boxer, was rather overshadowed by the Spectre, who embodies the Wrath of God.
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''ComicBook/XMen'', though not to the same level as some examples. Cyclops has ''very'' powerful eye beams EyeBeams that could, in the words of Jean Grey, punch a hole through a mountain, he's got martial art skills on par with some of the best fighters in the world, and is a skilled enough tactician and leader that he's earned the respect of Comicbook/NickFury, the default BigGood of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. However, Cyclops is on a team that includes Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, Comicbook/{{Storm}}, and Phoenix. While In-Universe, Cyclops is shown as being just as badass and as competent a leader as series mainstays Wolverine and Storm, the fanbase, and many writers, seem to prefer the other two, leaving him in the dust. Phoenix, meanwhile, is an inverted example; she's so awesome, they had to kill her off because she overshadowed the rest of the team, and the plan to depower her backfired and made Creator/JimShooter demand she be killed instead. When she came back, her power was far more fluctuating. It doesn't help that both of them have [[VocalMinority a very vocal]] HateDom.
* Comicbook/JessicaJones of the comic ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' (not ([[SimilarlyNamedWorks not an adaptation of the TV show) show]]) is a private investigator who has super strength, super durability and can fly. So why doesn't she become a superhero? Well actually she retired from being a superhero: you see, she lives in the Marvel Universe...yeah... Case in point: she quit being a superhero after enduring ''eight months'' of horrifying MindRape at the hands of the Purple Man and being beaten into a coma by the Avengers ComicBook/TheAvengers (who would have likely killed her if Ms. Marvel ComicBook/MsMarvel hadn't recognized her) after she attacked them under the MindControl of the former...only to find at the end of [[TraumaCongaLine the ordeal]] that during all this time ''no one noticed she was missing.''
* Loki and Comicbook/{{Ares}} from ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'' and ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules'' respectively. The former is one of the most powerful sorcerers and one of the most powerful gods in the nine realms and a brilliant schemer, but live lives in a society of warriors that value brawn more than brawn and brash heroics more than cleverly-laid schemes which they view as cowardice. The latter is a revamped anti-hero who personifies war that can "turn nations into empires, peasants into heroes, men into gods!" Both are overshadowed by their brothers whom they ridicule. Loki ridicules Thor for being a brainless oaf. Ares ridiculous ridicules Hercules for being a drunken, destructive, buffoon and is himself looked down upon for his violent nature. Hercules himself is sometimes this for Thor. Despite being one of the greatest heroes who ever lived and the strongest god on Olympus many, including Zeus, still view him as a second-string Thor and a walking joke.
* The ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, throughout the Abnett/Lanning run, were treated as being major underdogs who were completely and laughably outclassed by most of the threats they faced, and their name apparently commanded so little respect on Earth that Reed Richards didn't even know who they were. However, the Guardians roster included the extremely powerful magician Adam Warlock, ComicBook/AdamWarlock, universal defender Quasar, ComicBook/{{Quasar}}, three powerful telepaths, and two super-strong assassins, and their leader was a former FourStarBadass. By Earthly standards, they'd be one of the strongest teams out there - one of the team's weakest and most badly decimated incarnations was able to crush an alternate version of the Defenders in ''seconds'' ([[TeamPet Cosmo]] took down the Hulk in one shot).The fact that they get no respect is really more a side effect of having to take on universe-threatening opponents every week instead of four to six supervillains.



* [[SelfInsert Cross]] in ''Fanfic/ThisBites'' would be superhuman in the real world once he takes special vitamins to increase his durability, being able to walk off a three story fall with only a couple bruises to show for it. However, he's still physically the weakest member of the Straw Hat crew, roughly on par with the average {{Mook}}.

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* [[SelfInsert Cross]] in ''Fanfic/ThisBites'' would be superhuman in the real world once he takes special vitamins to increase his durability, being able to walk off a three story fall with only a couple bruises to show for it. However, he's still physically the weakest member of the Straw Hat crew, roughly on par with the average {{Mook}}.{{Mook|s}}.



* This happens to ''Film/KickAss'' when he meets Hit-Girl and Big Daddy and understands that they are infinitely more badass than him. And then comes the climax of the film, where Kick-Ass [[spoiler:straps on a jetpack with shoulder-mounted miniguns with a rocket launcher for good measure]] and proceeds to mess the BigBad's shit up ''big time.''

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* This happens to ''Film/KickAss'' Film/KickAss when he meets Hit-Girl and Big Daddy and understands that they are infinitely more badass than him. And then comes the climax of the film, where Kick-Ass [[spoiler:straps on a jetpack with shoulder-mounted miniguns with a rocket launcher for good measure]] and proceeds to mess the BigBad's shit up ''big time.''



** Captain America's portrayer Creator/ChrisEvans himself joked on the ''Creator/JimmyFallon Show'' that he watched the movie and realized he "had no business with this crew! The Hulk can rip jets in half, Thor is calling down thunder, Iron Man can shoot missiles, and I'm over here going, 'I'll take the stairs!'" Evans said Cap's superpower is [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway "heart"]]. "He'll help you move on a Sunday!" Similarly, Creator/ScarlettJohansson expressed fears of this happening to her character Black Widow (another BadassNormal) being swept aside as an Avenger.

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** Captain America's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's portrayer Creator/ChrisEvans himself joked on the ''Creator/JimmyFallon Show'' that he watched the movie and realized he "had no business with this crew! The Hulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] can rip jets in half, Thor is calling down thunder, Iron Man ComicBook/IronMan can shoot missiles, and I'm over here going, 'I'll take the stairs!'" Evans said Cap's superpower is [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway "heart"]]. "He'll help you move on a Sunday!" Similarly, Creator/ScarlettJohansson expressed fears of this happening to her character Black Widow (another BadassNormal) being swept aside as an Avenger.



** Anybody in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' who is not an Avenger. At the party early in the movie, Rhodey tells Thor and Tony a story how he (in his War Machine armor) responded to a warlord's threats by dropping one of the warlord's tanks on his front step. Tony and Thor just stand there politely, waiting for the punchline, and Rhodey has to explain that ''was'' the punchline. What is a badass climax to anyone else is just another day at the office for them. Rhodey is later seen telling the story again to another group of party guests, visible pleased when they laugh.\\

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** Anybody in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' who is not an Avenger. At the party early in the movie, Rhodey [[ComicBook/WarMachine Rhodey]] tells Thor and Tony a story how he (in his War Machine armor) responded to a warlord's threats by dropping one of the warlord's tanks on his front step. Tony and Thor just stand there politely, waiting for the punchline, and Rhodey has to explain that ''was'' the punchline. What is a badass climax to anyone else is just another day at the office for them. Rhodey is later seen telling the story again to another group of party guests, visible visibly pleased when they laugh.\\



Ironically, Hawkeye manages to avert this, due to director Joss Whedon [[AuthorsSavingThrow amending for complaints about the first film]]. Despite initially losing to Quicksilver, through CombatPragmatism Hawkeye's the only Avenger to take on and win against both Maximoff twins.
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', despite being trained agents, Sharon Carter and Black Widow aren't at the level of a super-soldier. Perhaps to avoid calling too much attention to this, Sharon Carter's fight scene happens while the higher-powered Tony Stark, Black Panther, etc, are temporarily unable to use their equipment, and Black Widow is unseen for most of the supers-vs-supers airport fight until a critical moment at the end.

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Ironically, Hawkeye manages to avert this, due to director Joss Whedon Creator/JossWhedon [[AuthorsSavingThrow amending for complaints about the first film]]. Despite initially losing to Quicksilver, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, through CombatPragmatism {{Combat Pragmatis|t}}m Hawkeye's the only Avenger to take on and win against both Maximoff twins.
** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', despite being trained agents, [[ComicBook/{{Agent13}} Sharon Carter Carter]] and Black Widow aren't at the level of a super-soldier. Perhaps to avoid calling too much attention to this, Sharon Carter's fight scene happens while the higher-powered Tony Stark, Black Panther, etc, are temporarily unable to use their equipment, and Black Widow is unseen for most of the supers-vs-supers airport fight until a critical moment at the end.



** The granddaughter in ''Film/TheWolverine'' IS badass, as she kicks {{Yakuza}} butt at one point and stabs a robot! It's just that when you have a viper woman, a samurai best friend, a ninja boyfriend, and a big part of the plot was Wolverine losing his healing... you look less cool.

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** The granddaughter Mariko Yashida in ''Film/TheWolverine'' IS badass, as she kicks {{Yakuza}} butt at one point and stabs a robot! It's just that when you have a viper woman, a samurai best friend, a ninja boyfriend, and a big part of the plot was Wolverine losing his healing... you look less cool.



* The sidekick class in ''Film/SkyHigh'' was made of this trope. Every one of them had super powers, which makes them a step above "ordinary" people, yet they were pretty mundane compared to the heroes. ("I'm ''glowing''.")

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* The sidekick class in ''Film/SkyHigh'' ''Film/{{Sky High|2005}}'' was made of this trope. Every one of them had super powers, which makes them a step above "ordinary" people, yet they were pretty mundane compared to the heroes. ("I'm ''glowing''.")



* It's not that uncommon for a show-stealing performance to come from a supporting actor over the lead. Examples include Creator/ChristianBale's performance in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' being overshadowed by Creator/HeathLedger's; Creator/JohnTravolta in ''Film/PulpFiction'' getting overshadowed by Creator/SamuelLJackson; Creator/RachelMcAdams stealing the show from Creator/LindsayLohan in ''Film/MeanGirls''; Creator/KevinSpacey over Stephen Baldwin in ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''; .

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* It's not that uncommon for a show-stealing performance to come from a supporting actor over the lead. Examples include Creator/ChristianBale's performance in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' being overshadowed by Creator/HeathLedger's; Creator/JohnTravolta in ''Film/PulpFiction'' getting overshadowed by Creator/SamuelLJackson; Creator/RachelMcAdams stealing the show from Creator/LindsayLohan in ''Film/MeanGirls''; Creator/KevinSpacey over Stephen Baldwin in ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''; .''Film/TheUsualSuspects''...



* One of the many [[DeconstructorFleet Tropes that are Deconstructed]] in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire. Stannis Baratheon's bravery and courage during Robert's Rebellion went virtually unnoticed compared to those of his older brother's, and this lack of recognition has fueled his resentment, leading to an obsession to prove himself the rightful King of Westeros by allying himself with darker forces.

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* One of the many [[DeconstructorFleet Tropes that are Deconstructed]] in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Stannis Baratheon's bravery and courage during Robert's Rebellion went virtually unnoticed compared to those of his older brother's, and this lack of recognition has fueled his resentment, leading to an obsession to prove himself the rightful King of Westeros by allying himself with darker forces.



** While Willow becomes a powerful witch and Buffy is still… well, [[TheChosenOne the slayer]], Xander becomes an example of this. There's a whole episode in Season 3 ("The Zeppo") devoted to this trope.
** Dawn becomes in the later seasons, as Xander becomes a BadassNormal and she is usually the DamselInDistress. The Season 7 episode "Potential" is about her feeling like this, which is something Xander understood very well.

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** While Willow becomes a powerful witch and Buffy is still… well, [[TheChosenOne the slayer]], Xander becomes an example of this. There's a whole episode in Season 3 ("The Zeppo") ("[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E13TheZeppo The Zeppo]]") devoted to this trope.
** Dawn becomes in the later seasons, as Xander becomes a BadassNormal and she is usually the DamselInDistress. The Season 7 episode "Potential" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E12Potential Potential]]" is about her feeling like this, which is something Xander understood very well.



*** Subverted by Watson herself, though; [[spoiler:she's actually the one that formulates the plan that takes down Moriarty, not to mention identifies her weak spot in the first place. Holmes has no trouble with giving her the credit.]]

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*** Subverted by Watson herself, though; [[spoiler:she's actually the one that formulates the plan that takes down Moriarty, not to mention identifies her weak spot in the first place. Holmes has no trouble with giving her the credit.]]credit]].



* On ''Series/{{Suits}}'', Louis Litt is a Harvard-educated lawyer who is considered a wizard when it comes to ForensicAccounting and legal matters dealing with high finance. However, in the firm of Pearson-Hardman he is overshadowed by legal mavericks like Harvey Spector and their boss Jessica Pearson. Even first year associate Mark Ross tends to upstage Louis because Mike has a PhotographicMemory that gives him a massive edge when dealing with complex corporate paperwork.

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* On ''Series/{{Suits}}'', ''Series/{{Suits}}''
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Louis Litt is a Harvard-educated lawyer who is considered a wizard when it comes to ForensicAccounting and legal matters dealing with high finance. However, in the firm of Pearson-Hardman he is overshadowed by legal mavericks like Harvey Spector and their boss Jessica Pearson. Even first year associate Mark Ross tends to upstage Louis because Mike has a PhotographicMemory that gives him a massive edge when dealing with complex corporate paperwork.



* [[CharacterizationMarchesOn If you ignore the first few episodes]], Penny from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is at least average intelligence. She still sometimes comes off as stupid, because the least educated major character aside from her holds a Master's Degree.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''
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[[CharacterizationMarchesOn If you ignore the first few episodes]], Penny from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is of at least average intelligence. She still sometimes comes off as stupid, because the least educated major character aside from her holds a Master's Degree.



* Antonio Salieri and Luigi Boccherini are both excellent Classical composers, and well worth listening to. However, since they were contemporary and con-locational with Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart and Music/JosephHaydn, they pretty much faded into obscurity.

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* Antonio Salieri and Luigi Boccherini are both excellent Classical composers, and well worth listening to. However, since they were contemporary and con-locational with Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart and Music/JosephHaydn, they pretty much faded into obscurity.



* In 1995 Wrestling/LunaVachon was ranked 306 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's to 500 wrestlers list, which usually only lists males. This doesn't get much comment because that glass ceiling had already been shattered by [[Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Miss Texas]], who also ranked higher at 249. From 2008 onward (when they noticed Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Knockout division) PWI just gave women their own category, which has at least succeeded in keeping people talking.

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* In 1995 Wrestling/LunaVachon was ranked 306 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's to top 500 wrestlers list, which usually only lists males. This doesn't get much comment because that glass ceiling had already been shattered by [[Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Miss Texas]], who also ranked higher at 249. From 2008 onward (when they noticed Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Knockout division) PWI just gave women their own category, which has at least succeeded in keeping people talking.



* During the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl years, Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jerry Rice were the only players that any casual NFL fan could name. And maybe Dwight Clark.
** This tends to happen on any NFL team with a superstar quarterback in any era.
* The Baltimore Ravens were an example of this when compared to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL during the mid 2000s. While the Ravens did win a SuperBowl in 2000, they were mostly the [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter second best team]] in the AFC North behind the Steelers, whom often [[AlwaysSecondBest beat them during their rivalry match-ups]] to seal the divisional title, and in two cases went on to win the Super Bowl. Not to mention a lot of players on the 2000 Baltimore Ravens team were once Steelers players. Furthermore, the Ravens modeled their playing style after the Steelers -- a run-to-pass offensive with a strong defense. However, in 2010 the Steelers began to decline as seasoned players got old, while the Ravens slowly built up their team as Super Bowl contenders. They began getting wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers more often and reaching the AFC championship games as a result. It finally paid off in 2013, as they won their second Super Bowl in franchise history, and then beat the Steelers in the playoffs for the first time in 2014.

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* During the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl years, Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jerry Rice were the only players that any casual NFL fan could name. And maybe Dwight Clark.
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Clark. This tends to happen on any NFL team with a superstar quarterback in any era.
* The Baltimore Ravens were an example of this when compared to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL during the mid 2000s. While the Ravens did win a SuperBowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl in 2000, they were mostly the [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter second best team]] in the AFC North behind the Steelers, whom often [[AlwaysSecondBest beat them during their rivalry match-ups]] to seal the divisional title, and in two cases went on to win the Super Bowl. Not to mention a lot of players on the 2000 Baltimore Ravens team were once Steelers players. Furthermore, the Ravens modeled their playing style after the Steelers -- a run-to-pass offensive with a strong defense. However, in 2010 the Steelers began to decline as seasoned players got old, while the Ravens slowly built up their team as Super Bowl contenders. They began getting wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers more often and reaching the AFC championship games as a result. It finally paid off in 2013, as they won their second Super Bowl in franchise history, and then beat the Steelers in the playoffs for the first time in 2014.



* Ever heard of Jan Ullrich? He was a great cyclist in the TourDeFrance... who had the misfortune to be facing Lance Armstrong and his incredibly well-funded, unstoppable team during Lance's record-setting glory years. He won one Tour de France, before facing Lance and going down in history...as a footnote, Lance's "perpetual second".

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* Ever heard of Jan Ullrich? He was a great cyclist in the TourDeFrance...UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance... who had the misfortune to be facing Lance Armstrong and his incredibly well-funded, unstoppable team during Lance's record-setting glory years. He won one Tour de France, before facing Lance and going down in history...as a footnote, Lance's "perpetual second".



** What about the PDF? The Planetary Defence Forces? It's joked that their role is to be punching bags long enough for the Imperial Guard and Space Marines to arrive, but think that not all of them are backwater hired guns and mercs. The wealthier and more important worlds have huge and well-equipped PDFs with competent officers, competent men, and have the money and industrial base to equip their men with the finest weapons and armour the Imperium can provide. Forge worlds are even more impressive, with lasguns, tanks and artillery that are produced by the Adeptus Mechanicus and actually ''superior'' to what the Imperial Guard get, not to mention [[EmpoweredBadassNormal they may be upgraded with the order's own cybernetics technology]] and turned into the Skitarii. Basically, a Forge World PDF will be the size and technology equivalent of the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US military]], a BadassArmy in their own right. Yet in come the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Orks]], [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Eldar]] or [[BugWar Tyranids]], and the PDF get [[CurbStompBattle utterly crushed]]. The PDF lack the one thing that make the Imperial Guard competitive: [[ZergRush quantity]]. Even the most badass PDF is not enough. Not even close to being enough.
*** PDF tends to outnumber Guard by a large margin. It is hard to transport millions of soldiers between stars to defend nameless backwater planet. Guard is more effective because they are recruited from the best fighters of PDF, they have much better morale, actual combat experience and complex electronic equipment.[[note]]It allows them to perform large-scale operations with coordination that would be impressive for modern special ops unit[[/note]] However, the main problem of PDF is the plot. Xenos attacked and PDF kicked their asses just don't make up a good story. (Except in some of the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' books, where they get a DayInTheLimelight and provide the muscle for Cain's wins.)

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** What about the PDF? The Planetary Defence Forces? It's joked that their role is to be punching bags long enough for the Imperial Guard and Space Marines to arrive, but think that not all of them are backwater hired guns and mercs. The wealthier and more important worlds have huge and well-equipped PDFs [=PDFs=] with competent officers, competent men, and have the money and industrial base to equip their men with the finest weapons and armour the Imperium can provide. Forge worlds are even more impressive, with lasguns, tanks and artillery that are produced by the Adeptus Mechanicus and actually ''superior'' to what the Imperial Guard get, not to mention [[EmpoweredBadassNormal they may be upgraded with the order's own cybernetics technology]] and turned into the Skitarii. Basically, a Forge World PDF will be the size and technology equivalent of the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US military]], a BadassArmy in their own right. Yet in come the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Orks]], [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Eldar]] or [[BugWar Tyranids]], and the PDF get [[CurbStompBattle utterly crushed]]. The PDF lack the one thing that make the Imperial Guard competitive: [[ZergRush quantity]]. Even the most badass PDF is not enough. Not even close to being enough.
*** PDF tends to outnumber Guard by a large margin. It is hard to transport millions of soldiers between stars to defend nameless backwater planet. Guard is more effective because they are recruited from the best fighters of PDF, they have much better morale, actual combat experience and complex electronic equipment.[[note]]It allows them to perform large-scale operations with coordination that would be impressive for modern special ops unit[[/note]] However, the main problem of PDF is the plot. Xenos attacked and PDF kicked their asses just don't make up a good story. (Except in some of the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' books, where they get a DayInTheLimelight ADayInTheLimelight and provide the muscle for Cain's wins.)



* One of the outcomes of PowerCreep whenever it is applied to any game. What was once dominant can be knocked down into obscurity because the newest additions invoke this trope. Case-in-point, the famed Blue-Eyes White Dragon from YuGiOh. Once known as a nigh-unbeatable powerhouse, the shift in power and pacing of the game has changed such that it is not unusual to see a Deck field out 2 or more monsters of its strength in a single turn with beneficial effects to boot. It took some explicit support (involving cards that would also be on par with the game's own Power Creep, mind you) to bring Blue-Eyes back up to speed.

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* One of the outcomes of PowerCreep whenever it is applied to any game. What was once dominant can be knocked down into obscurity because the newest additions invoke this trope. Case-in-point, the famed Blue-Eyes White Dragon from YuGiOh.''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''. Once known as a nigh-unbeatable powerhouse, the shift in power and pacing of the game has changed such that it is not unusual to see a Deck field out 2 or more monsters of its strength in a single turn with beneficial effects to boot. It took some explicit support (involving cards that would also be on par with the game's own Power Creep, mind you) to bring Blue-Eyes back up to speed.



* Like the ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' example above, in ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'', [[spoiler:it's revealed at the end that Cole, Henry's kid sidekick is the real BigBad of the game, having been sick of (to him) being the one doing all the work of tracking down the treasure and getting no credit (as well as Henry's constant coddling). In fact, Weaselby, Henry's supposed ArchNemesis is actually an android controlled by Cole.]]

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* Like the ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' example above, in ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'', [[spoiler:it's revealed at the end that Cole, Henry's kid sidekick is the real BigBad of the game, having been sick of (to him) being the one doing all the work of tracking down the treasure and getting no credit (as well as Henry's constant coddling). In fact, Weaselby, Henry's supposed ArchNemesis is actually an android controlled by Cole.]]Cole]].



* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', in "efficient" playthroughs, [[CharacterTiers Low/Lower-Mid tier]] units often get overlooked in favour of... anyone else. Also, in ''Genealogy of the Holy War'' (the second ''Fire Emblem'' game for the SNES, which was never released outside Japan), characters with holy weapons or just holy blood really (see [[GameBreaker Lachke and Skashaha]]) tend to overshadow everyone else. Especially Aless and Shanan, who are both killing machines from the moment they're unlocked.

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* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'', in "efficient" playthroughs, [[CharacterTiers Low/Lower-Mid tier]] units often get overlooked in favour of... anyone else. Also, in ''Genealogy of the Holy War'' (the second ''Fire Emblem'' game for the SNES, which was never released outside Japan), characters with holy weapons or just holy blood really (see [[GameBreaker Lachke and Skashaha]]) tend to overshadow everyone else. Especially Aless and Shanan, who are both killing machines from the moment they're unlocked.



*** A common rule of Fire Emblem is that the JackOfAllStats is almost ''always'' outclassed by a LightningBruiser. Eliwood is fast, strong, and has decent defenses, but there are enough units that are faster, stronger, and tankier that he can't seem to measure up.
** In ''Radiant Dawn'', Rolf suffers from a minor case of MagikarpPower but is otherwise one of the best characters in the game - he promotes to one of the game's best classes, his stat growths are ridiculously good, he comes on a team that gets tons of experience - and yet almost no one uses him. At the same time you get Rolf, you also get Shinon, who is essentially Rolf after the MagikarpPower kicks in and with even ''[[UpToEleven better growths]]'' (though Rolf has an ''incredible'' Strength Growth (75%) in ''Radiant Dawn'', way better than Shinon's (40%), who originally had a 65% Strength Growth in ''Path Of Radiance''). Even with his Strength {{Nerf}}, Shinon is arguably the best archer in the entire Franchise/FireEmblem ''series'', leaving poor Rolf completely outclassed. And both are way better than Leonardo, who has terrible Growth rates in both Strength ''and'' Speed, which are crucial caracteristics for an archer.

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*** A common rule of Fire Emblem ''Fire Emblem'' is that the JackOfAllStats is almost ''always'' outclassed by a LightningBruiser. Eliwood is fast, strong, and has decent defenses, but there are enough units that are faster, stronger, and tankier that he can't seem to measure up.
** In ''Radiant Dawn'', Rolf suffers from a minor case of MagikarpPower but is otherwise one of the best characters in the game - he promotes to one of the game's best classes, his stat growths are ridiculously good, he comes on a team that gets tons of experience - and yet almost no one uses him. At the same time you get Rolf, you also get Shinon, who is essentially Rolf after the MagikarpPower kicks in and with even ''[[UpToEleven better growths]]'' (though Rolf has an ''incredible'' Strength Growth (75%) in ''Radiant Dawn'', way better than Shinon's (40%), who originally had a 65% Strength Growth in ''Path Of Radiance''). Even with his Strength {{Nerf}}, Shinon is arguably the best archer in the entire Franchise/FireEmblem VideoGame/FireEmblem ''series'', leaving poor Rolf completely outclassed. And both are way better than Leonardo, who has terrible Growth rates in both Strength ''and'' Speed, which are crucial caracteristics characteristics for an archer.



** Miranda Lawson already has an inferiority complex. Due to being genetically engineered by her AbusiveDad to be good at everything she does, [[BrokenAce she thinks she can't take credit for any of her accomplishments.]] When she looks at Shepard, she sees someone who has accomplished everything she has, and more, and without any genetic engineering. She does prove herself in ''3'', where her quest to find out what her father's up to and protect her sister goes well enough without her asking much from Shepard.

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** Miranda Lawson already has an inferiority complex. Due to being genetically engineered by her AbusiveDad [[AbusiveParents Abusive Dad]] to be good at everything she does, [[BrokenAce she thinks she can't take credit for any of her accomplishments.]] When she looks at Shepard, she sees someone who has accomplished everything she has, and more, and without any genetic engineering. She does prove herself in ''3'', where her quest to find out what her father's up to and protect her sister goes well enough without her asking much from Shepard.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is starting to suffer from this in the competitive metagame, the two most obvious examples being the Generation V dragons, Haxorus and Hydreigon. While Haxorus is a LightningBruiser with high Speed and an Attack three points shy of the very mightiest OlympusMons and Hydreigon is a fast attacker with a good movepool and high Special Attack as well as Attack, both are considered outclassed at best and "crappy" at worst because they cannot compete with previously banned dragons such as [[GameBreaker Garchomp]], Salamence, and [[OlympusMons Latios and Latias.]] Many other Pokémon similarly find themselves in low tiers not because they aren't awesome but because they aren't awesome ''enough''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is starting to suffer from this in the competitive metagame, the two most obvious examples being the Generation V dragons, Haxorus and Hydreigon. While Haxorus is a LightningBruiser with high Speed and an Attack three points shy of the very mightiest OlympusMons and Hydreigon is a fast attacker with a good movepool and high Special Attack as well as Attack, both are considered outclassed at best and "crappy" at worst because they cannot compete with previously banned dragons such as [[GameBreaker Garchomp]], {{Ga|meBreaker}}rchomp, Salamence, and [[OlympusMons Latios and Latias.]] Many other Pokémon similarly find themselves in low tiers not because they aren't awesome but because they aren't awesome ''enough''.



* [[WordOfGod According to Capcom]] Dimitri Maximov is the main character of the ''{{VideoGame/Darkstalkers}}'' series. Now, when you think of Darkstalkers, who comes to mind first. Yup. Poor Dimitri is pretty much doomed to be overshadowed in popularity by the like of [[CatGirl Felicia]] and especially Morrigan.

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* [[WordOfGod According to Capcom]] Dimitri Maximov is the main character of the ''{{VideoGame/Darkstalkers}}'' series. Now, when you think of Darkstalkers, who comes to mind first. Yup. Poor Dimitri is pretty much doomed to be overshadowed in popularity by the like of [[CatGirl Felicia]] and especially Morrigan.[[BestKnownForTheFanservice especially]] [[HornyDevils Morrigan]].



** Alex is the Dragonmaster of his era and always had the potential to become it, which is what made him a one man army pretty much (Dragon masters could draw on all aspects of the dragons, which included all types of magic). Hiro is not nor is he ever named as such, even when they start freeing dragons. He's just an adventurer who wanted to help and was in the right place at the right time. [[spoiler: Lucia's awakening made a dragonmaster unnecessary, since she carries the power of the dragons now]].

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** Alex is the Dragonmaster of his era and always had the potential to become it, which is what made him a one man army pretty much (Dragon masters could draw on all aspects of the dragons, which included all types of magic). Hiro is not nor is he ever named as such, even when they start freeing dragons. He's just an adventurer who wanted to help and was in the right place at the right time. [[spoiler: Lucia's awakening made a dragonmaster unnecessary, since she carries the power of the dragons now]].now.]]



* This is the reason [[TheEmperor Arcturus Mengsk]] ends up being a BigBadWannabe at best in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' whenever he isn't the main villain of a Terran campaign. By human standards, he qualifies as a MagnificentBastard, being a brillant politician, a good strategist and the ruler of [[TheEmpire the most powerful Terran faction in the setting]]. Unfortunately for him, he is still a ''human'' villain in a setting involving things like ScaryDogmaticAliens with ridiculously advanced PsychicPowers, a GodOfEvil [[OmnicidalManiac trying to wipe out all life in the Universe]] and an [[OneManArmy insanely powerful]] [[HumanoidAbomination psychic woman]] leading a HordeOfAlienLocusts, so he just can't compare.
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros.]] for Nintendo 3DS'' is no doubt a great title for the 3DS library, but once the Wii U version was released a little later, many players moved on for the home console experience. Some people even refer to the 3DS version as "beta". Sure, it doesn't have as many modes as the Wii U version, but the shared frame data between both versions is proof of impressive programming. Thankfully, the 3DS version isn't completely overshadowed, because when people aren't at home, they can still play ''Smash'' on the go.

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* This is the reason [[TheEmperor Arcturus Mengsk]] ends up being a BigBadWannabe at best in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' whenever he isn't the main villain of a Terran campaign. By human standards, he qualifies as a MagnificentBastard, being a brillant brilliant politician, a good strategist and the ruler of [[TheEmpire the most powerful Terran faction in the setting]]. Unfortunately for him, he is still a ''human'' villain in a setting involving things like ScaryDogmaticAliens with ridiculously advanced PsychicPowers, a GodOfEvil [[OmnicidalManiac trying to wipe out all life in the Universe]] and an [[OneManArmy insanely powerful]] [[HumanoidAbomination psychic woman]] leading a HordeOfAlienLocusts, so he just can't compare.
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros.]] ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Nintendo 3DS'' UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS'' is no doubt a great title for the 3DS library, but once the Wii U UsefulNotes/WiiU version was released a little later, many players moved on for the home console experience. Some people even refer to the 3DS version as "beta". Sure, it doesn't have as many modes as the Wii U version, but the shared frame data between both versions is proof of impressive programming. Thankfully, the 3DS version isn't completely overshadowed, because when people aren't at home, they can still play ''Smash'' on the go.



--->'''Narrator:''' ''[[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Age of Ultron]]'' (''while showing [[HumongousMecha the Hulkbuster]]'')\\

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* Discussed in ''WebVideo/IdolsOfAnime'', with regards to ''MagicalStageFancyLala'': Viga theorizes that part of the reason for ''Fancy Lala'''s poor ratings and early cancellation was that ''CardCaptorSakura'' was airing at the same time (and in fact premiered just two days after ''Fancy Lala''), and was a much better MagicalGirl show.

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* Discussed in ''WebVideo/IdolsOfAnime'', with regards to ''MagicalStageFancyLala'': Viga theorizes that part of the reason for ''Fancy Lala'''s poor ratings and early cancellation was that ''CardCaptorSakura'' ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' was airing at the same time (and in fact premiered just two days after ''Fancy Lala''), and was a much better MagicalGirl show.



* Franchise/{{Ben 10}}:

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* Casey Jones from the 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series straddles the line between BadassNormal and Overshadowed by Awesome depending on the situation. Being an important friend and ally to the Turtles, Casey Jones kicks all sorts of ass when he and his buddies are leaping from roof to roof, beating up Purple Dragons, Foot Soldiers, and your average Mooks. But when it comes down to battling against more powerful enemies such as Karai, Agent Bishop, the Rat King, General Khan, and the Shredder, it's made painfully clear that Casey isn't really in the same league as the Turtles and the bigger, nastier villains. Usually, he gets taken out quite early on while the Turtles are able to battle the {{Giant Mook}}s, [[TheDragon Dragons]], and {{Big Bad}}s on more even terms.
** The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012]] series addresses this in ''Newtralized!'' where Casey can handle the Kraang droids just fine but struggles against Slash and the Newtralizer to the point where Raph orders him to stay out of things. Somewhat justified as Casey is a [[BadassNormal human teenager]] going up against incredibly strong mutants who can toss him around like a ragdoll. Casey managed to prove himself in the end by using his slapshot skills to launch explosives at a mecha piloted by the Newtralizer, including getting one explosive into a [[ImprobableAimingSkills very small hole]] to blow the whole thing up without getting physically involved in the fight.
* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. Aquaman, Aquaman, ''Aquaman''. The writers on ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' had no idea what to do with him and [[AdaptationalWimp constantly stuck him in embarrassingly useless roles that made him look utterly worthless compared to his teammates]], leading to his name becoming synonymous with lame superheroes. This despite the fact that being super-strong and able to swim at super-speed and mentally command sea life would be [[BoringButPractical incredibly powerful abilities in the real world.]] Though the latter abilities wouldn't have much use out of the water, and as mentioned below super-strength isn't much of a factor when you can't hit anyone. Aquaman, in his comics, can control Cthulhu. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Think about it]].
* Likewise, Hawkman on ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' was like Franchise/{{Superman}} without the Super -- he could fly, big deal. [[IBelieveICanFly Almost all the Superfriends could do that]], and on a show with no hitting, having no other flashy yet nonviolent powers was the kiss of death. Now, Hawkgirl, she lucked out, [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague getting on a show]] where she ''was'' allowed to hit. And she certainly exercised the privilege.
* Booster Gold's DayInTheLimelight episode on ''Justice League Unlimited'' was something of an [[LampshadeHanging insightful]] subversion of the trope. Although the other Justice League members were engaged in [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny an epic battle]], the CListFodder had to go and deal with TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt that everyone else was overlooking.

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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''
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Casey Jones from [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series series]] straddles the line between BadassNormal and Overshadowed by Awesome depending on the situation. Being an important friend and ally to the Turtles, Casey Jones kicks all sorts of ass when he and his buddies are leaping from roof to roof, beating up Purple Dragons, Foot Soldiers, and your average Mooks. But when it comes down to battling against more powerful enemies such as Karai, Agent Bishop, the Rat King, General Khan, and the Shredder, it's made painfully clear that Casey isn't really in the same league as the Turtles and the bigger, nastier villains. Usually, he gets taken out quite early on while the Turtles are able to battle the {{Giant Mook}}s, [[TheDragon Dragons]], and {{Big Bad}}s on more even terms.
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The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012]] series addresses this in ''Newtralized!'' "Newtralized!" where Casey can handle the Kraang droids just fine but struggles against Slash and the Newtralizer to the point where Raph orders him to stay out of things. Somewhat justified as Casey is a [[BadassNormal human teenager]] going up against incredibly strong mutants who can toss him around like a ragdoll. Casey managed to prove himself in the end by using his slapshot skills to launch explosives at a mecha piloted by the Newtralizer, including getting one explosive into a [[ImprobableAimingSkills very small hole]] to blow the whole thing up without getting physically involved in the fight.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''
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ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. Aquaman, Aquaman, ''Aquaman''. The writers on ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' had no idea what to do with him and [[AdaptationalWimp constantly stuck him in embarrassingly useless roles that made him look utterly worthless compared to his teammates]], leading to his name becoming synonymous with lame superheroes. This despite the fact that being super-strong and able to swim at super-speed and mentally command sea life would be [[BoringButPractical incredibly powerful abilities in the real world.]] Though the latter abilities wouldn't have much use out of the water, and as mentioned below super-strength isn't much of a factor when you can't hit anyone. Aquaman, in his comics, can control Cthulhu. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Think about it]].
* ** Likewise, Hawkman on ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} was like Franchise/{{Superman}} without the Super -- he could fly, big deal. [[IBelieveICanFly Almost all the Superfriends could do that]], and on a show with no hitting, having no other flashy yet nonviolent powers was the kiss of death. Now, Hawkgirl, she lucked out, [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague getting on a show]] where she ''was'' allowed to hit. And she certainly exercised the privilege.
* Booster Gold's DayInTheLimelight [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight]] episode on ''Justice League Unlimited'' was something of an [[LampshadeHanging insightful]] subversion of the trope. Although the other Justice League members were engaged in [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny an epic battle]], the CListFodder had to go and deal with TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt that everyone else was overlooking.



* While Robin may be the leader on ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' (and a veritable BadassNormal), when your teammates have EyeBeams, an ArmCannon, the ability of {{Animorphism}}, and [[GreenLanternRing basically any power at all]], you might get lost in the shuffle after yelling "Titans Go!". Strongly subverted in an episode where Robin leaves the country to seek out a new martial arts mentor and all of his teammates sneak into his room to put on his spare uniforms and pretend they're as cool as they think he is. Also in the episode where Robin poses as Red X. He may have been using a [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman suit with far more gadgets than he usually has]] and he tended to go straight for the AchillesHeel, but he did take on the rest of the Titans ''at the same time'' and turned it into a CurbStompBattle… twice. Not surprising [[Franchise/{{Batman}} considering who his teacher is.]]

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* While Robin may be the leader on ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' (and a veritable BadassNormal), when your teammates have EyeBeams, an ArmCannon, the ability of {{Animorphism}}, and [[GreenLanternRing [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands basically any power at all]], you might get lost in the shuffle after yelling "Titans Go!". Strongly subverted in an episode where Robin leaves the country to seek out a new martial arts mentor and all of his teammates sneak into his room to put on his spare uniforms and pretend they're as cool as they think he is. Also in the episode where Robin poses as Red X. He may have been using a [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman suit with far more gadgets than he usually has]] and he tended to go straight for the AchillesHeel, but he did take on the rest of the Titans ''at the same time'' and turned it into a CurbStompBattle… twice. Not surprising [[Franchise/{{Batman}} considering who his teacher is.]]



** Zuko is this within his own family. His sister Azula is a firebending prodigy who uses awesome blue fire and ''lightning'' when she's only fourteen while his father is the firelord and his uncle is the Dragon of the West and possibly the most powerful firebender in the series, roughly on par with his brother. However, compared to a normal firebender Zuko is still very powerful and while he's never shown generating lightning, he ''can'' redirect it and is capable of easily defeating the likes of Zhao. His uncontrolled emotions seem to hold him back more than any lack of talent [[spoiler:and when he gets them under control, learns a new firebending form and duels Azula during the finale, he's easily holding his own, though she wasn't in top form at the time either.]]

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** Zuko is this within his own family. His sister Azula is a firebending prodigy who uses awesome blue fire and ''lightning'' when she's only fourteen while his father is the firelord and his uncle is the Dragon of the West and possibly the most powerful firebender in the series, roughly on par with his brother. However, compared to a normal firebender Zuko is still very powerful and while he's never shown generating lightning, he ''can'' redirect it and is capable of easily defeating the likes of Zhao. His uncontrolled emotions seem to hold him back more than any lack of talent [[spoiler:and when he gets them under control, learns a new firebending form and duels Azula during the finale, he's easily holding his own, though she wasn't in top form at the time either.]]either]].



** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', this is implied to be the cause of Bataar Jr's resentment towards the rest of his family. His mother is the matriarch of the city of Zaofu, his father an accomplished architect and his brothers are highly skilled [[ExtraOreDinary metalbenders]], fighters and artists. He himself is just a [[{{Muggle}} nonbender]] and assistant to his father.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', this is implied to be the cause of Bataar Jr's resentment towards the rest of his family. His mother is the matriarch of the city of Zaofu, his father an accomplished architect and his brothers are highly skilled [[ExtraOreDinary metalbenders]], fighters and artists. He himself is just a [[{{Muggle}} [[{{Muggles}} nonbender]] and assistant to his father.



** The show itself overshadowed every other show on Creator/TheHub, to varying degrees. Most people wouldn't be able to name any other shows on the network aside from reruns of already-popular cartoons like ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has a decent following, but other than that, the Hub is basically "that channel with the ponies" (or was, until it became Discovery Family).

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** The show itself overshadowed every other show on Creator/TheHub, The Hub, to varying degrees. Most people wouldn't be able to name any other shows on the network aside from reruns of already-popular cartoons like ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has a decent following, but other than that, the The Hub is was basically "that channel with the ponies" (or was, until (until it became Discovery Family).Creator/DiscoveryFamily).



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' universe, Brooklyn proved to be this for most of the series. Despite being characterized as the coolest of the young clan, Brooklyn's efforts resulted in him being second in most cases. He doesn't have the book smarts of Lexington or the strength of Broadway. Not to mention the females he fell in love with during the show, choose someone else over him. Maggie chose Derek/Talon because of him being a mutated human like her, and Angela choose Broadway because he's a GentleGiant. He finally gets his shine in the end, after Goliath chose him as his successor for being the most level headed of the young clan.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' universe, Brooklyn proved to be this for most of the series. Despite being characterized as the coolest of the young clan, Brooklyn's efforts resulted in him being second in most cases. He doesn't have the book smarts of Lexington or the strength of Broadway. Not to mention the females he fell in love with during the show, choose someone else over him. Maggie chose Derek/Talon because of him being a mutated human like her, and Angela choose chose Broadway because he's a GentleGiant. He finally gets his shine in the end, after Goliath chose him as his successor for being the most level headed of the young clan.



* The ''WesternAnimaion/DannyPhantom'' episode "What You Want" has Tucker feeling this way regarding Danny, since Danny has ghost powers that are useful [[MundaneUtility even when not using them in combat]] and is constantly discovering ''even more'' powers he has, and Tucker is just a sidekick with no superpowers who watches fights from the sidelines. Unfortunately, a JackassGenie overhears Tucker wishing he had superpowers of his own, kicking off [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the episode's]] [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight plot]].

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* The ''WesternAnimaion/DannyPhantom'' ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "What You Want" has Tucker feeling this way regarding Danny, since Danny has ghost powers that are useful [[MundaneUtility even when not using them in combat]] and is constantly discovering ''even more'' powers he has, and Tucker is just a sidekick with no superpowers who watches fights from the sidelines. Unfortunately, a JackassGenie overhears Tucker wishing he had superpowers of his own, kicking off [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the episode's]] [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight plot]].



* Eratosthenes was called 'Beta' by his contemporaries for being second best at everything (beta is the second letter of the greek alphabet). This title is somewhat unearned, however, as he was (amongst other things) the first man to determine the circumference of the Earth, with an error margin that we can now recognize as being less than 2%. For more modern society, Eratosthenes is lost amidst more well known scholars of the time such as Plato, Socrates, and Pythagoras.

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* Eratosthenes was called 'Beta' by his contemporaries for being second best at everything (beta is the second letter of the greek Greek alphabet). This title is somewhat unearned, however, as he was (amongst other things) the first man to determine the circumference of the Earth, with an error margin that we can now recognize as being less than 2%. For more modern society, Eratosthenes is lost amidst more well known scholars of the time such as Plato, Socrates, and Pythagoras.



** For SmallReferencePools, "Mad King" George III for some reason in UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, Edward Logshank with same reason for Scots and William Wallace, Prince John, Henry Tudor and Richard III, Edward VII for succeding Victoria, maybe Cromwell get mentioned too for Irish.

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** For SmallReferencePools, "Mad King" George III for some reason in UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, Edward Logshank with same reason for Scots and William Wallace, Prince John, Henry Tudor and Richard III, Edward VII for succeding succeeding Victoria, maybe Cromwell get mentioned too for Irish.



* Creator/ScrewAttack has this problem with their own work. The series ''WebVideo/DeathBattle'' has eclipsed virtually everything they've made, which disappoints them when other shows don't catch on. A good example of this was when they attempted to get fans to watch the live-action show ''The Industry'' to find out who the next combatants were, only for entire ''rows'' of YouTube comments telling fans where to look.

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* Creator/ScrewAttack has this problem with their own work. The series ''WebVideo/DeathBattle'' has eclipsed virtually everything they've made, which disappoints them when other shows don't catch on. A good example of this was when they attempted to get fans to watch the live-action show ''The Industry'' to find out who the next combatants were, only for entire ''rows'' of YouTube Website/YouTube comments telling fans where to look.
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** For SmallReferencePools, "Mad King" George III for some reason in AmericanRevolution, Edward Logshank with same reason for Scots and William Wallace, Prince John, Henry Tudor and Richard III, Edward VII for succeding Victoria, maybe Cromwell get mentioned too for Irish.

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** For SmallReferencePools, "Mad King" George III for some reason in AmericanRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, Edward Logshank with same reason for Scots and William Wallace, Prince John, Henry Tudor and Richard III, Edward VII for succeding Victoria, maybe Cromwell get mentioned too for Irish.
11th Aug '16 11:15:47 AM Schismatism
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** Gadgeteers often find themselves falling into this. They don't tend to have flashy powers - though their mechanical advantage, so to speak, can be utterly devastating. They don't usually have the Exemplar package, or magic, or super strength, or the like... so it's easy to underestimate them. One does so at one's own peril.
8th Aug '16 6:13:30 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Master Chief is built up almost constantly as a galaxy-saving badass with incredible fighting skills and an unnatural amount of luck. Too bad Kelly-087 can do everything he can do, except that she has SuperSpeed, to the point where she's literally untouchable, and the series goes out of it's way to tell us over and over again that there's no way Master Chief can beat her.
8th Aug '16 2:33:43 AM Hanz
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* ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' has Harley Quinn in a squad of metahumans and highly skilled criminals/assassins with exotic weaponry while she's just a lunatic with a baseball bat and a HandCannon with no explicit superhuman abilities nor any particularly amazing fighting ability.

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* ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' has Harley Quinn in a squad of metahumans and highly skilled criminals/assassins with exotic weaponry while she's just a lunatic with a baseball bat and a HandCannon with no explicit superhuman abilities nor any particularly amazing fighting ability.special weapons.
8th Aug '16 12:29:34 AM Hanz
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* Creator/JaredLeto's Joker from ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' was hit with this twice, as he had to deal with the shadow of Creator/HeathLedger's take on the character from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and also MargotRobbie's Harley Quinn who overshadowed him in much of the media hype.

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* Creator/JaredLeto's Joker from ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' was hit with this twice, as he had to deal with the shadow of Creator/HeathLedger's take on the character from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and also MargotRobbie's has Harley Quinn who overshadowed him in much a squad of the media hype.metahumans and highly skilled criminals/assassins with exotic weaponry while she's just a lunatic with a baseball bat and a HandCannon with no explicit superhuman abilities nor any particularly amazing fighting ability.
7th Aug '16 12:49:53 PM LaptopGuy
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* Creator/JaredLeto's Joker from ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' was hit with this twice, as he had to deal with the shadow of Creator/HeathLedger's take on the character from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and also MargotRobbie's Harley Quinn who overshadowed him in much of the media hype.
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* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros.]] for Nintendo 3DS'' is no doubt a great title for the 3DS library, but once the Wii U version was released a little later, many players moved on for the home console experience. Some people even refer to the 3DS version as "beta". Sure, it doesn't have as many modes as the Wii U version, but the shared frame data between both versions is proof of impressive programming. Thankfully, the 3DS version isn't completely overshadowed, because when people aren't at home, they can still play ''Smash'' on the go.
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* WebAnimatio/DeathBattle has matches like these frequently. Nearly every single combatant is a badass in their own right, and some can even fight on equal footing with their opponent. Other matches on the other hand, end up with the losers getting [[CurbStompBattle destroyed]] by their opponents who are simply better than them in some way.
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** Sasuke himself is hit hard by this. [[spoiler: Despite being one of the stronger Ninja in the first half of Part II, he quickly, and we mean ''quickly'' begins being overshadowed by Naruto once Naruto masters [[SuperMode Sage Mode]]. Its only made worse within the War when Sasuke is comparing his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan self to Naruto's Kurama Chakra Mode, not even knowing of Bijuu Mode. When Naruto brings out Bijuu Mode, powers up ''the entire army again'' and saves the entire Alliance...Sasuke shows jealously at how strong Naruto is. And even after getting powers from the Rikudo Sennin (Sasuke even gets the Rinnegan)...Naruto got more of a lion's share again and Sasuke has to designate himself as ''decoy'' against Kaguya since he is unable to even injure her(though to be fair even Naruto was having difficulties with giving her injuries and his powers were better suited for fighting some like Kaguya, it probably doesn't help that Naruto was already used to most of his powers and had guidance from 9 tailed beasts haha). After his fight with Naruto, this gets inverted as Naruto loses his Sage powers while Sasuke keeps his Rinnegan; in fact, ''Sasuke'' becomes the critical asset in later battles.]]

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** Sasuke himself is hit hard by this. [[spoiler: Despite being one of the stronger Ninja in the first half of Part II, he quickly, and we mean ''quickly'' begins being overshadowed by Naruto once Naruto masters [[SuperMode Sage Mode]]. Its only made worse within the War when Sasuke is comparing his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan self to Naruto's Kurama Chakra Mode, not even knowing of Bijuu Mode. When Naruto brings out Bijuu Mode, powers up ''the entire army again'' and saves the entire Alliance...Sasuke shows jealously at how strong Naruto is. And even after getting powers from the Rikudo Sennin (Sasuke even gets the Rinnegan)...Naruto got more of a lion's share again and Sasuke has to designate himself as ''decoy'' against Kaguya since he is unable to even injure her(though her (though to be fair even Naruto was having difficulties with giving her injuries and his powers were better suited for fighting some like Kaguya, it probably doesn't help that Naruto was already used to most of his powers and had guidance from 9 tailed beasts haha). After his fight with Naruto, this gets inverted as Naruto loses his Sage powers while Sasuke keeps his Rinnegan; in fact, ''Sasuke'' becomes the critical asset in later battles.]]
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