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19th Feb '17 3:28:22 PM GothicProphet
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** Also from the ''Silm'', Orodreth. If fans remember him at all it's usually as one of the "canonical" candidates for Gil-Galad's father. It doesn't help that, like his half-cousin Caranthir, he doesn't do anything note-worthy beyond [[TooDumbToLive trust Túrin]], a decision that leads to his death.

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** Also from the ''Silm'', Orodreth. If fans remember him at all it's usually as one of the "canonical" candidates for Gil-Galad's father. It doesn't help that, like his half-cousin Caranthir, he doesn't do anything note-worthy beyond (beyond [[TooDumbToLive trust listen to Túrin]], a decision that leads to his death.death).
19th Feb '17 3:25:58 PM GothicProphet
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** ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': Everyone knows Fëanor had seven sons. Everyone knows Maedhros and Maglor, and most people know [[TokenEvilTeammate Celegorm and Curufin]]. The number of people who remember the twins (Amras and Amrod) is considerably lower. And if you asked the average Silm fan who Caranthir is, you'd get blank stares. If you're lucky, they might remember [[NeverLiveItDown his outburst at Angrod]], or his rescue of Haleth, or even the fact he died in the Second Kinslaying along with Celegorm and Curufin. In the fans' defense, the aforementioned incidents are really the only times Caranthir does anything note-worthy.
** Also from the ''Silm'', Orodreth. If fans remember him at all it's usually as one of the "canonical" candidates for Gil-Galad's father. It doesn't help that, like his half-cousin Caranthir, he doesn't do anything note-worthy beyond [[TooDumbToLive trust Túrin]], a decision that leads to his death.
19th Feb '17 12:52:57 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Cersei Lannister proves a competent schemer in her own right by facilitating her husband's death and ingratiating herself to her opponent's judges - Mace Tyrell via Margaery, Tywin unsuccesssfully, and Oberyn directly. Unfortunately, she happens to be sister to {{Chessmaster}} Tyrion, twin to MasterSwordsman Jaime, and daughter to DragonInChief warlord Tywin. Even her own son Joffrey overshadows her in-universe by completely resisting any of her attempts to be the power behind the throne.
17th Feb '17 9:53:32 AM Morgenthaler
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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.]]

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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 [[HunterOfMonsters 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.]]
11th Feb '17 4:53:50 PM VampireBuddha
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* ''Film/{{Dogora}}'' would probably be better-remembered today if it hadn't come out just months after ''Film//{{Mothra vs Godzilla}}''.

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* ''Film/{{Dogora}}'' would probably be better-remembered today if it hadn't come out just months after wasn't sandwiched between ''Film//{{Mothra vs Godzilla}}''.Godzilla}}'' and ''Film/{{Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster}}''.
11th Feb '17 2:26:29 PM VampireBuddha
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* ''Film/{{Dogora}}'' would probably be better-remembered today if it hadn't come out just months after ''Film//{{Mothra vs Godzilla}}''.
3rd Feb '17 1:10:41 AM Nazetrime
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** Yamcha continues his own RunningGag using this as an excuse. Smart.[[/folder]]

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** Yamcha continues his own RunningGag using this as an excuse. Smart.[[/folder]]




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3rd Feb '17 1:09:31 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In the Denmark portion of the prologue, DeadpanSnarker Michael Madsen, exasperated that his boss is mad at him for taking his cat to his sister's place on Bornholm island too close to the very meeting that will keep him from caring for it (rather than leaving him in a cat hotel, which he considers cruel) lashes out at him by sarcastically claiming to actually be on business trip and having accidentally taken his cat with him. Soon sudden travel restrictions

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In the Denmark portion of the prologue, DeadpanSnarker Michael Madsen, exasperated that his boss is mad at him for taking his cat to his sister's place on Bornholm island too close to the very meeting that will keep him from caring for it (rather than leaving him in a cat hotel, which he considers cruel) lashes out at him by sarcastically claiming to actually be on business trip and having accidentally taken his cat with him. Soon Soon, sudden travel restrictionsrestrictions make Michael's promise to be back in mainland Denmark by the next morning much harder to keep, which causes him to threaten to get all the boat's waiters in a FrivolousLawsuit unless they make the ferry turn back. Signe, the waitress who ends up dealing with Michael because he's scaring everyone else, has that to say to him:
3rd Feb '17 1:04:09 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In the Denmark portion of the prologue, DeadpanSnarker Michael Madsen, exasperated that his boss is mad at him for taking his cat to his sister's place on Bornholm island too close to the very meeting that will keep him from caring for it (rather than leaving him in a cat hotel, which he considers cruel) lashes out at him by sarcastically claiming to actually be on business trip and having accidentally taken his cat with him. Soon sudden travel restrictions
-->'''Signe:''' Oh no, an important meeting? I'll call the captain right away on our direct emergency line! ''[picks up imaginary phone]'' Hello Captain! Oh yes I'm fine, how are you? So hey, I have a passenger here who would like you to turn back to Ystad...Oh? Oh dear, how unfortunate. I'm sure he'll understand, he seems like a reasonable man. ''[mimes hanging up]'' I'm sorry, another passenger already asked to be taken to the Bahamas, so we're heading there now. But you're next in line with your request!
27th Jan '17 10:57:51 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Strangely averted in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. Luke's pretty much an instant DeusExMachina, as befits his role as only being paralleled by other Skywalkers and being the most experienced Jedi in the galaxy, but [=TPTB=] always find some reason to not use him as such.

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* Strangely averted in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. Luke's pretty much basically an instant DeusExMachina, as befits his role as only being paralleled by other Skywalkers and being the most experienced Jedi in the galaxy, but [=TPTB=] always find some reason to not use him as such.


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Dengel literally wrote the book on magecraft and so modern mages like Eric find it hard to stand out in comparison. Eric's character arc in ''Literature/LoomingShadow'' has him grappling with this and trying to prove himself better.
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