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31st Jan '16 1:56:14 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* There is also this commercial for the new show [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=Lqt5trFI_bY "Go On."]]
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* There An ad for NBC show [[Series/GoOn Go On]] featured gymnast Shawn Johnson being brought to the support group and asked to talk about losing, having "lost" by getting three silver medals. Johnson herself is also this portrayed in the commercial for the new show [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=Lqt5trFI_bY "Go On."]]as falling into this trope, insisting "I won" based only on her gold medal.
30th Jan '16 12:30:28 PM HeraldAlberich
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* In the [[RacingMinigame racing minigames]] from ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' and ''SuperMarioGalaxy2'', Mario must beat all the [=NPCs=] in a race first to obtain the Power Star. If he falls in second or below, then [[DrivenToSuicide he will lose a life]].
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* In the [[RacingMinigame racing minigames]] from ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' and ''SuperMarioGalaxy2'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', Mario must beat all the [=NPCs=] in a race first to obtain the Power Star. If he falls in second or below, then [[DrivenToSuicide he will lose a life]].

* From ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'' until ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'', it was absolutely necessary to win gold trophies in Grand Prix mode if one wanted to unlock new characters, karts, and cups (though since ''7'' forgoes pre-built karts for customizable karts, unlocking all but three parts comes down to collecting a certain amount of coins, a system that continues in ''VideoGame/{{Mario Kart 8}}). ''Mario Kart 8'' averts this, though, as placing anywhere between 1st-3rd will unlock a random character, as well as unlocking cups and mirror mode (update 4.2, though, makes mirror mode a default engine class).
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* From ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'' until ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'', it was absolutely necessary to win gold trophies in Grand Prix mode if one wanted to unlock new characters, karts, and cups (though since ''7'' forgoes pre-built karts for customizable karts, unlocking all but three parts comes down to collecting a certain amount of coins, a system that continues in ''VideoGame/{{Mario Kart 8}}).8}}''). ''Mario Kart 8'' averts this, though, as placing anywhere between 1st-3rd will unlock a random character, as well as unlocking cups and mirror mode (update 4.2, though, makes mirror mode a default engine class).
20th Jan '16 12:50:45 PM Julia1984
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had an episode where, after scoring second highest on an exam, one character was told by his mother that that makes him "the winning loser." Said boy then strikes a vendetta against the top scorer, who happens to be Batman's best friend. ** To point out how ridiculously high the standards of the guy's mom were, he got 2397 out of 2400. The only person above him got a perfect score.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had an episode where, after scoring second highest on an exam, one character was told by his mother that that makes him "the "that would make you the winning loser." Said boy then strikes a vendetta against the top scorer, who happens to be Batman's best friend. ** friend. To point out how ridiculously high the standards of the guy's mom were, he got 2397 2391 out of 2400. The only person above him got a perfect score.
8th Jan '16 4:59:53 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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** Averted in the actual Top Gun school: Pilots are sent to the school to learn dissimilar combat training skills, which they return to their squadrons to teach to the other pilots in their squadron. There is no contest nor a trophy. In essence, Top Gun is a school to teach fighter pilots how to teach.
27th Dec '15 8:04:34 AM Materioptikon
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* From ''VideoGame/{{MarioKartDoubleDash}}'' until ''VideoGame/{{Mario Kart 7}}, it was absolutely necessary to win gold trophies in Grand Prix mode if one wanted to unlock new characters, karts, and cups (though since ''7'' forgoes pre-built karts for customizable karts, unlocking all but three parts comes down to collecting a certain amount of coins, a system that continues in ''VideoGame/{{Mario Kart 8}}). ''Mario Kart 8'' averts this, though, as placing anywhere between 1st-3rd will unlock a random character, as well as unlocking cups and mirror mode (update 4.2, though, makes mirror mode a default engine class).
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* From ''VideoGame/{{MarioKartDoubleDash}}'' ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'' until ''VideoGame/{{Mario Kart 7}}, ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'', it was absolutely necessary to win gold trophies in Grand Prix mode if one wanted to unlock new characters, karts, and cups (though since ''7'' forgoes pre-built karts for customizable karts, unlocking all but three parts comes down to collecting a certain amount of coins, a system that continues in ''VideoGame/{{Mario Kart 8}}). ''Mario Kart 8'' averts this, though, as placing anywhere between 1st-3rd will unlock a random character, as well as unlocking cups and mirror mode (update 4.2, though, makes mirror mode a default engine class).
11th Dec '15 5:45:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Main/YuGiOh'': This is Seto Kaiba's outlook on life. He lost his ''Duel Monsters'' Champion title to Yugi and he didn't manage to defeat Yugi in a ''fair'' duel in the Duelist Kingdom. He creates the Battly City tournament to gather all Egyptian God Cards and to defeat Yugi in his tournament. However, Kaiba loses to Yugi in the semi-finals, so after the end of the Battle City, Kaiba blows up Alcatraz and the whole island to ''kill'' Yugi with his friends, but they escape. After Battle City, Kaiba loses his goal of becoming number one in favor of focusing on his Kaiba Land project, but defeating Yugi still remains a symbolic goal in his eye, proven by the way he blows his top in the DOMA Arc (anime only) when he finds out his rival has lost to Rafael.
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* ''Main/YuGiOh'': ''Anime/YuGiOh'': This is Seto Kaiba's outlook on life. He lost his ''Duel Monsters'' Champion title to Yugi and he didn't manage to defeat Yugi in a ''fair'' duel in the Duelist Kingdom. He creates the Battly City tournament to gather all Egyptian God Cards and to defeat Yugi in his tournament. However, Kaiba loses to Yugi in the semi-finals, so after the end of the Battle City, Kaiba blows up Alcatraz and the whole island to ''kill'' Yugi with his friends, but they escape. After Battle City, Kaiba loses his goal of becoming number one in favor of focusing on his Kaiba Land project, but defeating Yugi still remains a symbolic goal in his eye, proven by the way he blows his top in the DOMA Arc (anime only) when he finds out his rival has lost to Rafael.
7th Dec '15 3:53:06 PM ACW
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* The Buffalo Bills made it to the SuperBowl four straight years, only to lose all four times. Instead of being thought of as a team that dominated the American Conference by winning it four straight times, they're thought of as chokers.
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* The Buffalo Bills made it to the SuperBowl four straight years, only to lose all four times. Instead of being thought of as a team that dominated the American Conference AFC by winning it four straight times, they're thought of as chokers.
4th Dec '15 8:10:18 AM Blazer
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Qrow mentions that he heard about how Team RWBY nearly stopped the train, pointing out, though, they don't give medals for "almost". Ruby's reaction? [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "Yes, they do, and it's called 'silver'!"]]
19th Nov '15 5:11:35 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''HarvestMoon'' and ''RuneFactory'' series, winning a contest gets you high praise and affection from the other villagers. Don't win, even finishing in second, and everyone (even your spouse, if present) reacts in the same "You lost? You suck!" manner, whether it was second place or dead last.
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* In the ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' and ''RuneFactory'' ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' series, winning a contest gets you high praise and affection from the other villagers. Don't win, even finishing in second, and everyone (even your spouse, if present) reacts in the same "You lost? You suck!" manner, whether it was second place or dead last.
16th Nov '15 8:23:02 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Parodies in ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', where Morticia's sister rejects the second-richest man in the world because "mother always said never to settle for second best. (Later she hooks up with someone who's rich ''and'' [[NapoleonDelusion think's he's Napoleon]].)
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