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22nd Mar '17 6:36:34 PM PlasmaTalon
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** This was especially the case in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', where the Avatar's real and foster siblings completely outclassed anyone unlucky enough to have the same role. Royals are also the [[RoyaltySuperPower only ones who can trigger Dragon Veins]] and alter the terrain making them inherently more useful. Everyone else becomes completely obsolete on the third route, where all eight of them can be recruited.
22nd Mar '17 8:28:16 AM Couran
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** Ron Weasley. Chess and [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] are about the only things he can do that his best friend, girlfriend, or siblings couldn't do better. He develops a complex about it. Arguably worse in [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]], where he's [[{{Flanderization}} mostly reduced to comic relief]]. Also applicable to Creator/RupertGrint, the actor who plays Ron. To the media, Creator/DanielRadcliffe is the face of the franchise, Creator/EmmaWatson is "that hot chick from ''Harry Potter''" (and by far the most famous of the three) and poor Rupert is just sort of there. And yet, and perhaps because of this, he is the one of the three who has had the most consistent film work outside of the franchise.

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** Ron Weasley. Chess and [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] are about the only things he can do that his best friend, girlfriend, or siblings couldn't do better. He develops a complex about it. Arguably worse in [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]], where he's [[{{Flanderization}} mostly reduced to comic relief]]. Also applicable to Creator/RupertGrint, the actor who plays Ron. To the media, Creator/DanielRadcliffe is the face of the franchise, Creator/EmmaWatson is "that hot chick from ''Harry Potter''" (and by far the most famous of the three) and poor Rupert is just sort of there. And yet, and perhaps because of this, he is the one of the three who has had the most consistent film work outside of the franchise.
21st Mar '17 2:42:39 AM PkmnFightr
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* Hockey defensemen with conservative, defense-focused styles and relatively low offensive numbers often find themselves overshadowed by their slapshot-happy, goalscoring counterparts at the position. A good example is Marc-Edouard Vlasic; despite being a key member of the San Jose Sharks and one of the best defensemen in the NHL ([[https://www.fanragsports.com/nhl/sharks/outshined-burns-marc-edouard-vlasic-dazzles-purists-eyes/ as proven by advanced analytics]]), poor offensive numbers mean that Vlasic is not only overlooked for the Norris trophy race in favor of contemporaries Erik Karlsson, PK Subban, and Drew Doughty, but is also in the shadow of his shaggy-bearded, high-scoring Sharks (and Canada) teammate Brent Burns.

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* Hockey defensemen with [[BoringButPractical conservative, defense-focused styles styles]] and [[StoneWall relatively low offensive numbers numbers]] often find themselves overshadowed by their slapshot-happy, goalscoring counterparts at the position. A good example is Marc-Edouard Vlasic; despite being a key member of the San Jose Sharks and one of the best defensemen in the NHL ([[https://www.fanragsports.com/nhl/sharks/outshined-burns-marc-edouard-vlasic-dazzles-purists-eyes/ as proven by advanced analytics]]), poor offensive numbers mean that Vlasic is not only constantly overlooked for the Norris trophy race in favor of offense-gifted contemporaries like Erik Karlsson, PK Subban, and Drew Doughty, but is also in the shadow of and his shaggy-bearded, [[BadassBeard shaggy-bearded]], high-scoring Sharks (and Canada) teammate Brent Burns.
21st Mar '17 2:38:43 AM PkmnFightr
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* Hockey defensemen with conservative, defense-focused styles and relatively low offensive numbers often find themselves overshadowed by their slapshot-happy, goalscoring counterparts at the position. A good example is Marc-Edouard Vlasic; despite being a key member of the San Jose Sharks and one of the best defensemen in the NHL ([[https://www.fanragsports.com/nhl/sharks/outshined-burns-marc-edouard-vlasic-dazzles-purists-eyes/ as proven by advanced analytics]]), poor offensive numbers mean that Vlasic is not only overlooked for the Norris trophy race in favor of contemporaries Erik Karlsson, PK Subban, and Drew Doughty, but is also in the shadow of his shaggy-bearded, high-scoring Sharks (and Canada) teammate Brent Burns.
16th Mar '17 10:24:44 PM MrCandle
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJ220 Jaguar XJ220]] is a 1992 supercar capable of going 213 mph or 343 km/h, it could go from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, and it was crowned the fastest production car in the world. What happened? Just a few months later, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaren_F1 McLaren F1]] came out, stealing the title of fastest production car from the Jaguar and keeping that title for 12 YEARS until the Veyron came out, and to say it stole is dramatically and left it's buyers feeling hollow and ripped off would be an understatement -- it could go 0-100 in 3.2 seconds, with a max speed of 386 km/h with a rev limiter, and 391 without it, and that's not all -- it's fully capable of pulling a seventh gear, which means it could go even faster by just adding a seventh gear -- possibly as fast as the first Veyron.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJ220 Jaguar XJ220]] is a 1992 supercar capable of going 213 mph or 343 km/h, it could go from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, and it was crowned the fastest production car in the world. What happened? Just a few months later, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaren_F1 McLaren F1]] came out, stealing the title of fastest production car from the Jaguar and keeping that title for 12 YEARS until the Veyron came out, and to say it stole is dramatically and left it's its buyers feeling hollow and ripped off would be an understatement -- it could go 0-100 in 3.2 seconds, with a max speed of 386 km/h with a rev limiter, and 391 without it, and that's not all -- it's fully capable of pulling a seventh gear, which means it could go even faster by just adding a seventh gear -- possibly as fast as the first Veyron.
15th Mar '17 5:38:11 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* The 2005 Live 8 string of shows had artists like Music/GreenDay, Music/StevieWonder, Music/{{Madonna}}, and even Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/{{U2}} doing a double act in London, while Creator/WillSmith sung the theme for ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' in Philadelphia. And while all of these are undoubtedly awesome, the one thing that Live 8 is remembered for is that it was when the 70s lineup for Music/PinkFloyd performed together for the first time in twenty-four years. And now that Richard Wright died, [[TearJerker it was also their last]].
14th Mar '17 1:45:57 PM AreYouTyler
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** The States even have an example of this: Kristine Lilly. Member of the U.S. women's national team (USWNT) for ''23 years'' (1987–2010), making her first appearance when she was 16. More international appearances than any other player of either sex (352—only her longtime teammate Christie Rampone has gotten to 300, and no man has even reached 200). Played in nearly ''80 percent'' of the games the USWNT had ever played by the time she finally retired (it was ''over 85 percent'' before her 2007 pregnancy). Retired as number 2 on the all-time list for international goals by a player of either sex. The kind of stats you'd expect to see from someone who's THE icon of the sport in a country where until recently, the women's game (or at least the national team) was bigger than the men's game, right? Well... not quite. She had a few more celebrated teammates...

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** The States even have an example of this: Kristine Lilly. Member of the U.S. women's national team (USWNT) for ''23 years'' (1987–2010), (1987-2010), making her first appearance when she was 16. More international appearances than any other player of either sex (352—only her longtime teammate Christie Rampone has gotten to 300, and no man has even reached 200). Played in nearly ''80 percent'' of the games the USWNT had ever played by the time she finally retired (it was ''over 85 percent'' before her 2007 pregnancy). Retired as number 2 on the all-time list for international goals by a player of either sex. The kind of stats you'd expect to see from someone who's THE icon of the sport in a country where until recently, the women's game (or at least the national team) was bigger than the men's game, right? Well... not quite. She had a few more celebrated teammates...



*** Dell Curry was an excellent shooter, but people now know him as the dad of two-time All-Star Creator/StephenCurry. Steph also outshone his brother Seth Curry.

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*** Dell Curry was an excellent shooter, but people now know him as the dad of two-time perennial All-Star Creator/StephenCurry. Steph also outshone his brother Seth Curry.



*** Tiki Barber is generally better known than his twin brother Ronde, even though the latter

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*** Tiki Barber is generally better known than his twin brother Ronde, even though the latter also had an excellent career.



*** Bobby Bonds was a good power-hitter for the Giants. His son, Barry, became one of the best* sluggers in the Major Leagues.

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*** Bobby Bonds was a good power-hitter for the Giants. His son, Barry, became one of the best* best sluggers in the Major Leagues.



*** Ever heard of Brent and Keith Gretzky? They're Wayne's brothers, and they have not had a fraction of the success "The Great One" had.

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*** Ever heard of Brent and Keith Gretzky? They're Wayne's brothers, and they have not neither ever had a fraction of the success "The Great One" had.



*** Sam Bowie, contrary to popular belief, was a solid player whose career was affected by injuries. It was just unlucky on his part to be selected after Hakeem Olajuwon and before '''MICHAEL. JEFFERY. JORDAN.'''

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*** Sam Bowie, contrary to popular belief, was a solid player whose career was affected by injuries. It was just unlucky on his part to be selected after Hakeem Olajuwon and before '''MICHAEL.'''[[UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan MICHAEL. JEFFERY. JORDAN.''']]'''



*** Tony Mandarich, who had the misfortune of being drafted in the same class as Troy Aikman, Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, and Derrick Thomas.
*** The 2000 Draft class was a fairly quiet one in the first 5 rounds (Brian Urlacher and Shaun Alexander were studs though). Then some scrawny guy named ''Tom Brady'' was selected in the Sixth round.
*** Everyone knows that 1999 #1 pick Tim Couch and #3 pick Akili Smith were bad quarterbacks, but their selections caused a lot of pain for their teams (the Browns and Bengals) since Donovan McNabb was selected in the #2 spot.

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*** Tony Mandarich, who had the misfortune of being drafted in the same class Top-5 as Troy Aikman, Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, and Derrick Thomas.
*** The 2000 Draft class was a fairly quiet one in the first 5 rounds (Brian Urlacher and Shaun Alexander were studs though). Then some scrawny guy named ''Tom Brady'' ''Creator/TomBrady'' was selected in the Sixth round.
*** Everyone knows that 1999 #1 pick Tim Couch and #3 pick Akili Smith were bad quarterbacks, but their selections caused a lot of pain for their teams (the Browns and Bengals) since Donovan McNabb [=McNabb=] was selected in the #2 spot.sandwiched between them.
13th Mar '17 9:57:16 PM EvilKid
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** Few People also remember Thebans who also fight there.



** For SmallReferencePools, "Mad King" George III for some reason in UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, Edward Logshank with same reason for Scots and William Wallace, Prince John (usually in connection to Robin Hood), Henry Tudor and Richard III, Edward VII for succeeding 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 (usually in connection to Robin Hood), Henry Tudor and Richard III, Edward VII for succeeding Victoria, maybe Cromwell get mentioned too for Irish.if he is counted.
13th Mar '17 6:41:42 PM LaptopGuy
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*** Craig Bradshaw, brother of the legendary Terry Bradshaw, had a far-from-legendary career, as he only ever played two games.
*** Rob Gronkowski has three brothers who also are in the NFL. None of them are as recognized as he is.
*** Jack Harbaugh is exclusively a college football coach, so he is generally not as well-known as his sons John and Jim, who were NFL head coaches.
*** Andrew Luck is far from a standout in the NFL, despite being a #1 draft pick. But he has gotten far greater recognition than his father Oliver ever did. The elder Luck found more "luck" off the field in executive roles.
*** Marshawn Lynch is cousins with Josh Johnson and [=JaMarcus=] Russell -- neither of whom have come close to Lynch's success, with Russell in particular being a notorious draft bust.
*** Tiki Barber is generally better known than his twin brother Ronde, even though the latter


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*** Ever heard of Brent and Keith Gretzky? They're Wayne's brothers, and they have not had a fraction of the success "The Great One" had.


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*** Mark Howe obviously has not come close to the impact made by his father Gordie, but he has been able to stand out on his own throughout the '80s. ''Marty'' Howe, on the other hand, wasn't so lucky.


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*** [=LaRue=] Martin, who was the #1 overall draft pick in 1972, is often cited as the worst bust in NBA history, as his career was over in four years. Only making matters worse was the fact that he was in the same draft as Bob [=McAdoo=] and Julius Erving.


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*** In 1980, the Bills got first pick selecting Tom Cousineau, via a trade with San Francisco. Turns out the 49ers ultimately came out with the gold, as Cousineau decided to go to Canada before flopping during his return to the U.S. Meanwhile, San Francisco grabbed a late-third round quarterback pick. His name? ''Joe Montana''.
*** Russell Maryland, a defensive tackle, was picked #1 in 1991 before going on to a forgettable 10-year career with Dallas, Oakland, and Green Bay. Then at #33, the Falcons pick some small-name Southern Mississippi quarterback named ''Brett Favre''.
*** Tony Mandarich, who had the misfortune of being drafted in the same class as Troy Aikman, Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, and Derrick Thomas.


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*** Rick [=DiPietro=], the 2000 #1 hasn't done too badly, but is barely a blip on the radar compared to number 205 -- ''Henrik Lundqvist''.
13th Mar '17 5:28:06 PM LaptopGuy
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*** Poor Darko Milicic, #2 in 2003. He was a forgettable player who had the bad luck of being in a highly packed class. The next three names drafted after him? ''Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade''. The guy who came before him? '''''LEBRON. RAYMONE. JAMES.'''''


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** NHL
*** Owen Nolan, #1 in 1990 was a solid, but not spectacular player. Too bad he came in the same year as ''Jaromir Jagr'' and ''Martin Brodeur''.
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