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2nd Feb '16 11:17:38 PM KeithM
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* Detective Lionel Fusco could easily have been the protagonist of a series other than ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', as an experienced, DeadpanSnarker, StreetSmart, no-nonsense cop with a DarkAndTroubledPast. Unfortunately for him he works with two former intelligence operatives, an eccentric genius with backdoor access to {an [[MagicalComputer artificial intelligence]], and a genius hacker who is also a lethal assassin.
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* Detective Lionel Fusco could easily have been the protagonist of a series other than ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', as an experienced, DeadpanSnarker, StreetSmart, no-nonsense cop with a DarkAndTroubledPast. Unfortunately for him he works with two former intelligence operatives, an eccentric genius with backdoor access to {an an [[MagicalComputer artificial intelligence]], and a genius hacker who is also a lethal assassin.
2nd Feb '16 11:16:47 PM KeithM
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* Detective Lionel Fusco could easily have been the protagonist of a series other than ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', as an experienced, DeadpanSnarker, StreetSmart, no-nonsense cop with a DarkAndTroubledPast. Unfortunately for him he works with an ex-CIA field agent and an eccentric genius with backdoor access to {{Big Brother|IsWatching}}.
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* Detective Lionel Fusco could easily have been the protagonist of a series other than ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', as an experienced, DeadpanSnarker, StreetSmart, no-nonsense cop with a DarkAndTroubledPast. Unfortunately for him he works with an ex-CIA field agent and two former intelligence operatives, an eccentric genius with backdoor access to {{Big Brother|IsWatching}}.{an [[MagicalComputer artificial intelligence]], and a genius hacker who is also a lethal assassin.

* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' Fusco is this. He is a street-savvy, no-nonsense kind of cop that is compentent enough that he could be a hero in his own right, but he is operating with extremely skilled former assassins backed up by an [[MagicalComputer artificial intelligence]]. One of whom even has direct access to it.
30th Jan '16 3:44:43 AM KatanaCat
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** Trixie's traveling magic show has wowed audiences elsewhere, but in "Boast Busters" she has trouble impressing anypony in Ponyville (home to Twilight Sparkle, the most powerful unicorn in Equestria). Trixie's desperate self-promotion includes the (untrue) claim that she has defeated an [[BearsAreBadNews Ursa Major]], which backfires when two young colts lure one [[spoiler: (actually an Ursa ''Minor'')]] into town so they can see her do it again. Trixie is forced to admit that she can't perform as advertised, and Twilight has to step in and solve the problem, humiliating Trixie even further. *** Trixie lies pretty constantly, so there really is no proof other audiences were all that impressed with her, and no one in Ponyville even knew how powerful Twilight was until AFTER Trixie's lies her uncovered. Also, given the [[SmugSnake attitude]] she displayed, Trixie didn't seem all that desperate.
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** Trixie's traveling magic show has wowed audiences been successful elsewhere, but in "Boast Busters" she has trouble impressing anypony in Ponyville (home to Twilight Sparkle, the most powerful unicorn in Equestria). gets struck with this. Trixie's desperate attempted self-promotion includes the (untrue) claim that she has defeated an [[BearsAreBadNews Ursa Major]], which backfires when two young colts lure one [[spoiler: (actually an Ursa ''Minor'')]] into town so they can see her do it again. Trixie is forced to admit that she can't perform as advertised, and actually fight the Ursa, which alone could have been simply embarrassing. Twilight has to step in and solve the problem, humiliating Trixie even further. *** Trixie lies pretty constantly, so there really is no proof other audiences were all that impressed with her, and no one in Ponyville even knew how Sparkle's use of ''actually'' powerful Twilight was until AFTER Trixie's lies her uncovered. Also, given magic to get the [[SmugSnake attitude]] Ursa to stop attacking the town ruins any chances she displayed, may have had impressing the ponies with any kind of magic, and Trixie didn't seem all that desperate.leaves the town, completely humiliated.

** One can argue nearly ''every'' pony is overshadowed to some degree as a result of Twilight Sparkle's ever increasing SuperPowerLottery. Even Rainbow Dash, a SuperSpeed enhanced flier and CuteBruiser who lays claim to the Sonic Rainboom, looks underwhelmed by Twilight, who can teleport at whim, lift or paralyse subjects or objects of large form without a sweat, and now also has the ability to fly following her ascension to princess. It is probably for this reason that all actionized two parters feature Twilight as the main hero, with the other demoted to assistants or bystanders. ** Both the E.U.P. (the guards) and the Wonderbolts, as compared to the likes of the [[FanNickname Mane 6]] and the princesses. When the chips are down and a major threat like a season premiere/finale level appears they tend to get their technicolor little butts handed to them in seconds. ** The show itself overshadows 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".
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** One can argue nearly ''every'' pony is overshadowed to some degree as a result of Twilight Sparkle's ever increasing SuperPowerLottery. Even Rainbow Dash, a SuperSpeed enhanced flier and CuteBruiser who lays claim to the Sonic Rainboom, with weather manipulation powers, looks underwhelmed by Twilight, who can teleport at whim, lift or paralyse subjects or objects of large form without a sweat, fire magical lasers from her horn, use countless other kinds of magic as the plot demands, and now also has the ability to fly following her ascension to princess. It is probably for this reason that all actionized two parters feature Twilight as the main hero, with the other demoted to assistants or bystanders. ** Both the E.U.P. (the guards) guards and the Wonderbolts, as compared to the likes of the [[FanNickname Mane 6]] and the princesses. When the chips are down and a major threat like a season premiere/finale level appears they tend to get their technicolor little butts handed to them in seconds. ** The show itself overshadows 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".ponies" (or was, until it became Discovery Family).

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** One can argue nearly ''every'' pony is overshadowed to some degree as a result of Twilight Sparkle's ever increasing SuperPowerLottery. Even Rainbow Dash, a SuperSpeed enhanced flier and CuteBruiser who lays claim to the Sonic Rainboom, looks underwhelmed by Twilight, who can teleport at whim, lift or paralyse subjects or objects of large form without a sweat, and now also * The ''WesternAnimaion/DannyPhantom'' episode "What You Want" has the ability to fly following her ascension to princess. It is probably for Tucker feeling this reason way regarding Danny, since Danny has ghost powers that all actionized two parters feature Twilight as the main hero, with the other demoted to assistants or bystanders. ** Both the E.U.P. (the guards) and the Wonderbolts, as compared to the likes of the [[FanNickname Mane 6]] and the princesses. When the chips are down and a major threat like a season premiere/finale level appears they tend to get their technicolor little butts handed to useful [[MundaneUtility even when not using them in seconds. ** The show itself overshadows every other show on Creator/TheHub, to varying degrees. Most people wouldn't be able to name any other shows on the network aside combat]] and is constantly discovering ''even more'' powers he has, and Tucker is just a sidekick with no superpowers who watches fights 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 sidelines. Unfortunately, a JackassGenie overhears Tucker wishing he had superpowers of his own, kicking off [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the ponies".episode's]] [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight plot]].
21st Jan '16 6:39:19 PM nombretomado
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* In any other year, stakes racer [[HorseRacing Sham]] would probably have been the star of his three-year-old season. Unfortunately for him, he had the bad luck to face off against world-renowned Secretariat -- who is contested only by Man O' War as the greatest horse in American racing history. Today, he is mostly remembered for ''losing'' to Secretariat in all three legs of the Triple Crown. He paced Secretariat for the first three-quarter-mile of the Belmont -- but then Secretariat kicked it into high gear and took home the Triple Crown with a ''31-length-lead'' in Thoroughbred racing's finest moment ''ever'', while Sham faded back to finish ''last''. Poor guy.
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* In any other year, stakes racer [[HorseRacing [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing Sham]] would probably have been the star of his three-year-old season. Unfortunately for him, he had the bad luck to face off against world-renowned Secretariat -- who is contested only by Man O' War as the greatest horse in American racing history. Today, he is mostly remembered for ''losing'' to Secretariat in all three legs of the Triple Crown. He paced Secretariat for the first three-quarter-mile of the Belmont -- but then Secretariat kicked it into high gear and took home the Triple Crown with a ''31-length-lead'' in Thoroughbred racing's finest moment ''ever'', while Sham faded back to finish ''last''. Poor guy.
19th Jan '16 12:22:54 AM Ohio9
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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', Claire Redfield is the main playable character for the majority of the game. But she's largely regulated to a secondary role after Chris shows up.
16th Jan '16 12:13:18 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Orville Brown is an unfortunate case. He was an eleven time Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion and a favorite of the National Box And Wrestling Association, which lead to him becoming the first Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance World Heavyweight Champion as it slowly over took the old commission as the USA's main governing body. Brown held the NWA title for four hundred and seventy five days before he had to vacate the belt and retire due to a car accident. The next champion, Wrestling/LouThesz not only went on to have several reigns much longer than Brown's, not only spent much of those reigns taking the belts from rival claimants to the title of World Champion, not only helped in the establishment of another world international powerhouse in LLI/UWA but also helped invent US style pro wrestling as we know it, giving us the power bomb, STF and of course, the Lou Thesz press.

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* Also in 1999, a talented wrestler by the name of Gary Steele became the first resident of the first Englishman to become NWA World Heavyweight Champion. Unfortunately he beat the much more popular Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa and his reign only lasted seven days before Ogawa took the belt back. His later stint as Heavyweight Champion in NWA United Kingdom Hammerlock showed Steele could be a decent champion, but he clearly wasn't the best choice in 99.
15th Jan '16 10:07:20 AM Ohio9
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*In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Kagome, Shippo, Sango, Miroku, and Kirara all routinely fall victim to this trope whenever they go into battle teamed up with Inuyasha. Despite the fact that all of them have at least a few skills that could contribute to victory, Inuyasha usually does almost all or all of the heavy lifting in combat, and he virtually always is the one to deliver the final killing blow. Sometimes Inuyasha's companions will just stand in the background and make commentary about the fight, even though they have no valid reason not to participate.
13th Jan '16 6:04:47 PM ultiman72
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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.
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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 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.
13th Jan '16 5:45:33 PM ultiman72
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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.
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* ''Franchise/Halo'': ''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.
13th Jan '16 5:43:42 PM ultiman72
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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.
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