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12th Nov '17 9:28:05 PM KaisertheGreat
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** The above tends to only apply to players who have been with the series for a long time. Newbies who have only played ''[[DreamMatchGame Tekken Tag 2\\'', for example, frequently find the opposite scenario, where the rather simplistic but brutally effective conventional fighting styles of Heihachi, Paul and Nina (whose movesets have remained relatively unchanged since ''2'' and ''3'') are just not up to the likes of Alisa, Lili and Bob who are extremely agile, unpredictable and have a move for every situation and fighting style. Even Devil Kazuya feels it, as his still-formidable eye lasers that fire straight across the map look tame in comparison to Devil Jin, who can combine them with teleports, throws and multi-directional firing.

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** The above tends to only apply to players who have been with the series for a long time. Newbies who have only played ''[[DreamMatchGame Tekken Tag 2\\'', Team Tournament 2]]'', for example, frequently find the opposite scenario, where the rather simplistic but brutally effective conventional fighting styles of Heihachi, Paul and Nina (whose movesets have remained relatively unchanged since ''2'' and ''3'') are just not up to the likes of Alisa, Lili and Bob who are extremely agile, unpredictable and have a move for every situation and fighting style. Even Devil Kazuya feels it, as his still-formidable eye lasers that fire straight across the map look tame in comparison to Devil Jin, who can combine them with teleports, throws and multi-directional firing.



* Every single character in the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series who isn't Big Boss, even those whose achievements could be argued to have surpassed his. His place in the structure of the series basically equates him with God, and the symbolism in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3GunsOfThePatriots 4]]'' strongly suggest this too. Even Ocelot, [[spoiler:who was playing Naked Snake like a violin from the second he met him, who goes on to establish himself, briefly, as the most powerful man in the world (Big Boss only had a made-up country, and it didn't last that long), and who manages to keep up a double agent act in some way or another for his entire life and never get caught]] is still obsessed with doing Big Boss proud in ''4''. This is only true after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}''. Before this there were no plot points whatsoever that pointed to him being anything more than a generic run-of-the-mill BigBad trying to take over the world; most evidence used nowadays from that time period are fairly shameless retcons or reinterpretations. Solid Snake proudly held this crown until that point which the biggest reason Raiden became such a Scrappy in the West. Also [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Raiden]] to Solid Snake (despite the challenges he faces mirroring exactly [[spoiler:-- by design --]] the ones Snake faced at Shadow Moses).

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* Every single character in the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series who isn't Big Boss, even those whose achievements could be argued to have surpassed his. His place in the structure of the series basically equates him with God, and the symbolism in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3GunsOfThePatriots ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots 4]]'' strongly suggest this too. Even Ocelot, [[spoiler:who was playing Naked Snake like a violin from the second he met him, who goes on to establish himself, briefly, as the most powerful man in the world (Big Boss only had a made-up country, and it didn't last that long), and who manages to keep up a double agent act in some way or another for his entire life and never get caught]] is still obsessed with doing Big Boss proud in ''4''. This is only true after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}''. Before this there were no plot points whatsoever that pointed to him being anything more than a generic run-of-the-mill BigBad trying to take over the world; most evidence used nowadays from that time period are fairly shameless retcons or reinterpretations. Solid Snake proudly held this crown until that point which the biggest reason Raiden became such a Scrappy in the West. Also [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Raiden]] to Solid Snake (despite the challenges he faces mirroring exactly [[spoiler:-- by design --]] the ones Snake faced at Shadow Moses).



* Demons in ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Demi Kids]]'' other than the main one (Rand or Gale) can't level up, so you have to catch and breed stronger monsters once in a while, then sacrifice the weak ones to level up your demon partner.

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* Demons in ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei ''[[VideoGame/DevilChildren Demi Kids]]'' other than the main one (Rand or Gale) can't level up, so you have to catch and breed stronger monsters once in a while, then sacrifice the weak ones to level up your demon partner.
12th Nov '17 3:12:08 PM thatsnumberwang
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* Every single character in the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series who isn't Big Boss, even those whose achievements could be argued to have surpassed his. His place in the structure of the series basically equates him with God, and the symbolism in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3GunsOfThePatriots 4]]'' strongly suggest this too. Even Ocelot, [[spoiler:who was playing Naked Snake like a violin from the second he met him, who goes on to establish himself, briefly, as the most powerful man in the world (Big Boss only had a made-up country, and it didn't last that long), and who manages to keep up a double agent act in some way or another for his entire life and never get caught]] is still obsessed with doing Big Boss proud in ''4''. Also [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Raiden]] to Solid Snake (despite the challenges he faces mirroring exactly [[spoiler:-- by design --]] the ones Snake faced at Shadow Moses).

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* Every single character in the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series who isn't Big Boss, even those whose achievements could be argued to have surpassed his. His place in the structure of the series basically equates him with God, and the symbolism in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater MGS3]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3GunsOfThePatriots 4]]'' strongly suggest this too. Even Ocelot, [[spoiler:who was playing Naked Snake like a violin from the second he met him, who goes on to establish himself, briefly, as the most powerful man in the world (Big Boss only had a made-up country, and it didn't last that long), and who manages to keep up a double agent act in some way or another for his entire life and never get caught]] is still obsessed with doing Big Boss proud in ''4''. This is only true after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}''. Before this there were no plot points whatsoever that pointed to him being anything more than a generic run-of-the-mill BigBad trying to take over the world; most evidence used nowadays from that time period are fairly shameless retcons or reinterpretations. Solid Snake proudly held this crown until that point which the biggest reason Raiden became such a Scrappy in the West. Also [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Raiden]] to Solid Snake (despite the challenges he faces mirroring exactly [[spoiler:-- by design --]] the ones Snake faced at Shadow Moses).
12th Nov '17 1:55:22 PM LentilSandEater
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** For fairness it needs to be said that this took place ''only'' after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}''. Before this there were no plot points whatsoever that pointed to him being anything more than a generic run-of-the-mill BigBad trying to take over the world; most evidence used nowadays from that time period are fairly shameless retcons or reinterpretations. Solid Snake proudly held this crown until that point which the biggest reason Raiden became such a Scrappy in the West.
9th Nov '17 5:15:08 AM Anarquistador
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* One of the many [[DeconstructorFleet Tropes that are Deconstructed]] in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Robert's Rebellion was led by the PowerTrio of [[TheAce Robert Baratheon]], [[GoodIsNotSoft Eddard Stark]], and [[RetiredBadass Jon Arryn]], and as a consequence people tended to forget about Robert's younger brother Stannis, whose military accomplishments during the war were no less impressive, and arguably contributed more to Robert's victory than any of his battlefield successes. This lack of recognition and respect caused him to grow bitter and resentful, [[spoiler: and after Robert's death he allies himself with darker forces in an obsession to prove himself the rightful King.]]

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* One of the many [[DeconstructorFleet Tropes that are Deconstructed]] in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Robert's Rebellion was led by the PowerTrio of [[TheAce Robert Baratheon]], [[GoodIsNotSoft Eddard Stark]], and [[RetiredBadass Jon Arryn]], and as a consequence people tended to forget about Robert's younger brother Stannis, whose military accomplishments during the war were no less impressive, and arguably contributed more to Robert's victory than any of his battlefield successes. This lack of recognition and respect caused him to grow bitter and resentful, [[spoiler: and after Robert's death he Stannis allies himself with darker forces in an obsession to prove himself the rightful King.]]
7th Nov '17 9:02:15 AM Anarquistador
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* 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''. Stannis Baratheon's bravery and courage during Robert's Rebellion went virtually unnoticed compared was led by the PowerTrio of [[TheAce Robert Baratheon]], [[GoodIsNotSoft Eddard Stark]], and [[RetiredBadass Jon Arryn]], and as a consequence people tended to those forget about Robert's younger brother Stannis, whose military accomplishments during the war were no less impressive, and arguably contributed more to Robert's victory than any of his older brother's, and this battlefield successes. This lack of recognition has fueled his resentment, leading and respect caused him to grow bitter and resentful, [[spoiler: and after Robert's death he allies himself with darker forces in an obsession to prove himself the rightful King of Westeros by allying himself with darker forces.King.]]
31st Oct '17 3:33:36 AM EDP
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* Webcomic/OnePunchMan: Taken to the [[ExaggeratedTrope absolute extreme]] with the main character Saitama, as literally ''the entire cast are overshadowed by him''. As the title of the series suggests, his entire MO is a OneHitKO punch. He is so far above everyone that he's actually had an existential crisis at the fact that nothing is a challenge for him anymore. Even when there was one character who could survive one his blows, all he had to do was put forth ''some'' effort to finish the job. It gets [[DeconstructedTrope turned on it's head]] later on when it's revealed that because of Saitama making the rest of the heroes look pathetic by comparison, the public start losing faith in them. After all, if somebody as plain looking as Saitama can just come in and effortlessly destroy these supposedly powerful monsters, how does that make the rest of the powerful heroes look to the public eye?

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* Webcomic/OnePunchMan: ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'': Taken to the [[ExaggeratedTrope absolute extreme]] with the main character Saitama, as literally ''the entire cast are overshadowed by him''. As the title of the series suggests, his entire MO is a OneHitKO punch. He is so far above everyone that he's actually had an existential crisis at the fact that nothing is a challenge for him anymore. Even when there was one character who could survive one his blows, all he had to do was put forth ''some'' effort to finish the job. It gets [[DeconstructedTrope turned on it's head]] later on when it's revealed that because of Saitama making the rest of the heroes look pathetic by comparison, the public start losing faith in them. After all, if somebody as plain looking as Saitama can just come in and effortlessly destroy these supposedly powerful monsters, how does that make the rest of the powerful heroes look to the public eye?eye?
** This is also Tanktop Master's RunningGag: Tanktop Master is the strongest of the Tanktoppers and can pose a legitimate threat for a ''MileLongShip'' by just throwing large pieces of concrete at it... But as the Tanktoppers' RunningGag is that they get defeated and-or humiliated every time, every time he shows up someone one-ups him: his attack on Boros' ship was immediately followed by [[BornWinner Tatsumaki]] using her PsychicPowers to hit the target with ''dozens of destroyed buildings'', when Metal Knight's drones clean up the aftermath of Boros' attack and rebuild the entire area he's forced to admit it would have taken him hundreds of days just to clean up the rubble, and when he fights [[spoiler:Garou]] he goes down very quickly once his opponent [[LetsGetDangerous gets serious]], and that in spite of Tanktop Master having almost beaten him to death beforehand.
30th Oct '17 5:32:43 PM darkemyst
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** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' reveals that according to their O.W.L. scores, both Harry and Ron are competent at their subjects (with several "Exceeds Expectations" in the core classes, plus one "Outstanding" for Harry in Defense Against the Dark Arts), but they're both overshadowed by Hermione (who got a lone "E" for Defense, and "Outstanding" for all the other classes she attended).
29th Oct '17 8:19:29 AM Smoker130
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* This is the case for Shinpachi in ''Anime/{{Gintama}}''. At some point a fan-letter asked how strong Shinpachi was. Gintoki answered that Shinpachi was actually pretty strong, but just hapened to be surounded by monsters.
7th Oct '17 6:10:51 PM Origin
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*** In an interview, Toriyama explained this in a plainer fashion. By having Beerus as a ten-out-of-ten benchmark, a fully powered-up Goku in ''Battle Of Gods'' only manages to get to around seven, while Whis - were he to even try - weighs in at '''fifteen'''.
5th Oct '17 8:03:06 AM EvilKid
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** Inverted in the epilogue in regard of InUniverse fame, as he became International level boxer.
** For Bleach, in Soul Society aka for Soul Reaper, anyone with ranks above top five aren't worth mentioning (except Hanataro, because gets RankPromotion many times and his mastery in healing technique), with the divisions' captains dwarves their lieutenants. In Hueco Mundo, any individual dwarves people below him/her (in evolution level, Arrancar (Espada and Former Espada) - Arrancar (Fraccione) - Vasto Lorde - Adjuchas - Menos Grande - Menos - Demi Hollow.) [[spoiler: For Quncies, anyone who has symbol are the only import.]]


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*** Some source clam he landed his current job because of connection yet he is smart enough not to make big mistake and keep his job. Still, he is, most of the time, the first one to voice his curiosity, so yeah anyone would look foolish next to L, Light, Mello, and Near. Oh, by the way, he survived as active member of Kira Task Force, if that doesn't prove his credibility nothing will.
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