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29th Dec '15 11:10:43 PM Phys101
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Moving ''Casey At The Bat'' to Pride. The fall occurs at the end, not at the start.
* With his team needing a run in the bottom of the 9th inning and two runners on base, the namesake batter of ''Literature/CaseyAtTheBat'' deliberately took the first two pitches for called strikes because he didn't like them. He strikes out on the next pitch.
24th Dec '15 9:23:19 AM ultimomant
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** Happens ''every'' time Vegeta gets a huge power boost. He goes to Namek, stronger than ever after his fight on Earth, and gets nearly killed by a transformed Zarbon. After he got a boast from that battle, the Ginyu Force comes and wipe the floor with him. Then again, he gets a major power-up to fight Frieza and he gets easily murdered. His luck doesn't improve in the Cell or Buu Sagas. By the end of the series, he finally became more humble.
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** Happens ''every'' time Vegeta gets a huge power boost. He goes to Namek, stronger than ever after his fight on Earth, and gets nearly killed by a transformed Zarbon. After he got a boast boost from that battle, the Ginyu Force comes and wipe the floor with him. Then again, he gets a major power-up to fight Frieza and he gets easily murdered. His luck doesn't improve in the Cell or Buu Sagas. By the end of the series, he finally became more humble.

* You know, despite the fact Count Dooku was a Sith, Anakin really should have heeded his warning about "Twice the pride, double the fall" in "Film/RevengeOfTheSith".
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* You know, despite the fact Count Dooku was a Sith, Anakin really should have heeded his warning about "Twice the pride, double the fall" in "Film/RevengeOfTheSith".''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.

* ''Series/.MyNameIsEarl''. A petty criminal with no respect for authority has a lottery ticket. He loses his ticket and undertakes to reform himself. When he starts, the ticket returns to him and he sees it as a sign that he's meant to use the money to keep trying.
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* ''Series/.MyNameIsEarl''.''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. A petty criminal with no respect for authority has a lottery ticket. He loses his ticket and undertakes to reform himself. When he starts, the ticket returns to him and he sees it as a sign that he's meant to use the money to keep trying.
21st Nov '15 1:11:20 AM zootsutra
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** Also, Ryoma in the anime goes through another of these. [[spoiler: He behaves uninterested and apathetic towards [[{{Tykebomb}} Kevin Smith]] until he sees him play, then pretty much ''demands'' to be included in the line-up of the Senbatsu team. Tezuka [[WhatTheHellHero does]] ''[[WhatTheHellHero NOT]]'' [[WhatTheHellHero take this kindly]] and promptly [[ArmorPiercingSlap b*tchslaps]] Ryoma in front of others, since his selfishness sounded extremely out of place for someone supposed to become a future leader in Seigaku. Ryoma has to go into a PoseOfSupplication to regain Tezuka's favor and be even ''considered'' as a reserve player.]] Due to ValuesDissonance (teamwork v/s stardom, Japanese mentality v/s Western views), the episode is often derided by fans.
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** Also, Ryoma in the anime goes through another of these. [[spoiler: He behaves uninterested and apathetic towards [[{{Tykebomb}} Kevin Smith]] until he sees him play, then pretty much ''demands'' to be included in the line-up of the Senbatsu team. Tezuka [[WhatTheHellHero does]] ''[[WhatTheHellHero NOT]]'' [[WhatTheHellHero take this kindly]] and promptly [[ArmorPiercingSlap b*tchslaps]] bitchslaps]] Ryoma in front of others, since his selfishness sounded extremely out of place for someone supposed to become a future leader in Seigaku. Ryoma has to go into a PoseOfSupplication to regain Tezuka's favor and be even ''considered'' as a reserve player.]] Due to ValuesDissonance (teamwork v/s stardom, Japanese mentality v/s Western views), the episode is often derided by fans.
12th Nov '15 4:24:05 PM nombretomado
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* Marietta in ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare'', at least in Maria's route; happily enough, Maria is ''mortified'' at what Marietta's pride led to, and [[spoiler:the other half of Marietta's soul]], Melissa, is more worried about finding Ancardia than her dignity. We're introduced to Marietta's usual [[GoodIsNotNice nasty attitude]] in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' [[spoiler:and ''RivieraThePromisedLand'']], along with [[BreakTheHaughty Meria's route]]. (And for [[AxCrazy all]] [[SociopathicHero her]] [[ChaoticNeutral flaws]], Meria's own pride doesn't stop her from being a loyal and caring individual. Marietta's still does.)
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* Marietta in ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare'', at least in Maria's route; happily enough, Maria is ''mortified'' at what Marietta's pride led to, and [[spoiler:the other half of Marietta's soul]], Melissa, is more worried about finding Ancardia than her dignity. We're introduced to Marietta's usual [[GoodIsNotNice nasty attitude]] in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' [[spoiler:and ''RivieraThePromisedLand'']], ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'']], along with [[BreakTheHaughty Meria's route]]. (And for [[AxCrazy all]] [[SociopathicHero her]] [[ChaoticNeutral flaws]], Meria's own pride doesn't stop her from being a loyal and caring individual. Marietta's still does.)
24th Oct '15 6:48:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePrinceOfTennis'', Hyoutei's Shishido is introduced as a cocky, conceited, over-confident jerk who makes snide comments about a player underestimating his opponent... only to get his ass handed to him in his next match against Fudoumine's captain, Tachibana Kippei. Since at the time Hyoutei regulars were not allowed to lose, he is immediately off the team. However, Shishido [[CharacterDevelopment learns from the experience]] and after TrainingFromHell ''and'' an ImportantHaircut he earns back his spot on the team.
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* In ''ThePrinceOfTennis'', ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', Hyoutei's Shishido is introduced as a cocky, conceited, over-confident jerk who makes snide comments about a player underestimating his opponent... only to get his ass handed to him in his next match against Fudoumine's captain, Tachibana Kippei. Since at the time Hyoutei regulars were not allowed to lose, he is immediately off the team. However, Shishido [[CharacterDevelopment learns from the experience]] and after TrainingFromHell ''and'' an ImportantHaircut he earns back his spot on the team.
6th Oct '15 8:07:07 PM Piando
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* ''MyNameIsEarl''. A petty criminal with no respect for authority has a lottery ticket. He loses his ticket and undertakes to reform himself. When he starts, the ticket returns to him and he sees it as a sign that he's meant to use the money to keep trying.
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* ''MyNameIsEarl''.''Series/.MyNameIsEarl''. A petty criminal with no respect for authority has a lottery ticket. He loses his ticket and undertakes to reform himself. When he starts, the ticket returns to him and he sees it as a sign that he's meant to use the money to keep trying.

* UK soap {{Eastenders}} does this '''all the time'''. Every single time anybody is the least bit proud of anything, the fall is just around the corner. Sure as eggs is eggs.
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* UK soap {{Eastenders}} Series/{{Eastenders}} does this '''all the time'''. Every single time anybody is the least bit proud of anything, the fall is just around the corner. Sure as eggs is eggs.
6th Oct '15 8:06:39 PM Piando
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* In ''{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler: Pain has Naruto pinned down and impaled with six chakra draining rods to prevent movement. Instead of simply capturing him right then and there, he stabs Hinata in a way that would make her bleed out quickly without immediate medical attention. Turns out those chakra draining rods are no match for six tails of the Kyuubi's power, and his trump card is no match for eight tails. Pain snatches defeat, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath but also some redemption]], from the jaws of victory because of nothing but his ego.]]
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* In ''{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', [[spoiler: Pain has Naruto pinned down and impaled with six chakra draining rods to prevent movement. Instead of simply capturing him right then and there, he stabs Hinata in a way that would make her bleed out quickly without immediate medical attention. Turns out those chakra draining rods are no match for six tails of the Kyuubi's power, and his trump card is no match for eight tails. Pain snatches defeat, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath but also some redemption]], from the jaws of victory because of nothing but his ego.]]

** Android 20, better known as Dr. Gero. He makes his grand entrance by putting a hole through Yamcha and nuking half of a city. He is sure that thanks to his data on all of Earth's great fighters that he and Android 20 are more than strong enough to kill Goku and the others. Even a sick, weakened Goku was on the verge of defeating Android 20 before Vegeta finished him and Android 20 was completely outmatched against Piccolo, even after he drained some of his energy. He's reduced to retreating and activating Androids 17 and 18, who kill him.
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** Android 20, better known as Dr. Gero. He makes his grand entrance by putting a hole through Yamcha and nuking half of a city. He is sure that thanks to his data on all of Earth's great fighters that he and Android 20 19 are more than strong enough to kill Goku and the others. Even a sick, weakened Goku was on the verge of defeating Android 20 19 before Vegeta finished him and Android 20 was completely outmatched against Piccolo, even after he drained some of his energy. He's reduced to retreating and activating Androids 17 and 18, who kill him.
1st Oct '15 4:44:23 PM nombretomado
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* Aisha Clan Clan from ''OutlawStar'' gets demoted in her introductory episode for letting the heroes get away, and is promptly dropped into the position of ButtMonkey for the next ten episodes as she has to hitchhike her way across the galaxy to track them down. She does, however, manage to upgrade herself to TheBigGuy of the show's FiveManBand when she sneaks on their ship and proves herself in battle.
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* Aisha Clan Clan from ''OutlawStar'' ''Anime/OutlawStar'' gets demoted in her introductory episode for letting the heroes get away, and is promptly dropped into the position of ButtMonkey for the next ten episodes as she has to hitchhike her way across the galaxy to track them down. She does, however, manage to upgrade herself to TheBigGuy of the show's FiveManBand when she sneaks on their ship and proves herself in battle.
19th Sep '15 5:37:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* The classic children's historical novel ''JohnnyTremain''. The main character is more skilled and harder-working than his fellow apprentices Dove and Dusty, and doesn't hesitate to remind them of that, and their master, Mr. Lapham, has Johnny read the part about [[ForeShadowing pride coming before a fall]]. While rushing to finish an order, Johnny gets a cracked crucible from Dove, resulting in molten silver spilling onto his hand, which fuses his thumb to his hand and ends his career as a smith.
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* The classic children's historical novel ''JohnnyTremain''.''Literature/JohnnyTremain''. The main character is more skilled and harder-working than his fellow apprentices Dove and Dusty, and doesn't hesitate to remind them of that, and their master, Mr. Lapham, has Johnny read the part about [[ForeShadowing pride coming before a fall]]. While rushing to finish an order, Johnny gets a cracked crucible from Dove, resulting in molten silver spilling onto his hand, which fuses his thumb to his hand and ends his career as a smith.
4th Jul '15 2:47:31 PM nombretomado
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* A subtler version--or at least, one that would have been, had it not been for the [[ContemplateOurNavels journal entry]] that hammered the reader over the head with AnAesop--was when [[TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] left his friends to go dissuade the drow from invading Mithral Hall. Why? Because he didn't want to put them in danger, and only trusted in his own abilities to... scare off an entire city of his kinsmen, many of whom were more powerful than him? He is promptly captured (and not even by drow!).
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* A subtler version--or at least, one that would have been, had it not been for the [[ContemplateOurNavels journal entry]] that hammered the reader over the head with AnAesop--was when [[TheLegendOfDrizzt [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]] left his friends to go dissuade the drow from invading Mithral Hall. Why? Because he didn't want to put them in danger, and only trusted in his own abilities to... scare off an entire city of his kinsmen, many of whom were more powerful than him? He is promptly captured (and not even by drow!).
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