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28th Dec '17 6:02:46 AM Medinoc
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'', there is a contest among the villain army with free sandwiches to win... which turn out to be second prize. The first prize is being press-ganged into the new mission.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'', there is a contest among the villain army with free sandwiches to win... which turn out to be but immediately after ThoseTwoBadGuys win, the sergeant reveals the free sandwiches were actually the second prize. The first prize is being press-ganged into the new mission.
26th Dec '17 4:50:35 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''FantasyIsland'' had Tattoo spend a lot of money trying to win second prize in a jingle contest (a fur coat; not to wear but to give to a pretty lady of his choosing). Unfortunately, he won the much grander first prize…a trip to Fantasy Island.

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* An episode of ''FantasyIsland'' ''Series/FantasyIsland'' had Tattoo spend a lot of money trying to win second prize in a jingle contest (a fur coat; not to wear but to give to a pretty lady of his choosing). Unfortunately, he won the much grander first prize…a trip to Fantasy Island.
23rd Dec '17 5:30:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' professional engineer Peridot and self-taught Pearl get into an argument over who should lead a drill construction project. To settle things they have a contest between two robots they built, which eventually devolves into a straight up fight. Even though Pearl ultimately loses, she demonstrates her engineering talents to the other Crystal Gems, who already believed in her, and to Peridot, who eventually acknowledges Pearl's abilities and agrees to work side by side with her.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' professional engineer Peridot and self-taught Pearl get into an argument over who should lead a drill construction project. To settle things they have a contest between two robots they built, which eventually devolves into a straight up fight. Even though Pearl ultimately loses, she demonstrates her engineering talents to the other Crystal Gems, who already believed in her, and to Peridot, who eventually acknowledges Pearl's abilities and agrees to work side by side with her.
23rd Dec '17 5:30:02 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' professional engineer Peridot and self-taught Pearl get into an argument over who should lead a drill construction project. To settle things they have a contest between two robots they built, which eventually devolves into a straight up fight. Even though Pearl ultimately loses she demonstrates her engineering talents to the other Crystal Gems, who already believed in her, and to Peridot, who eventually acknowledges Pearl's abilities and agrees to work side by side with her.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' professional engineer Peridot and self-taught Pearl get into an argument over who should lead a drill construction project. To settle things they have a contest between two robots they built, which eventually devolves into a straight up fight. Even though Pearl ultimately loses loses, she demonstrates her engineering talents to the other Crystal Gems, who already believed in her, and to Peridot, who eventually acknowledges Pearl's abilities and agrees to work side by side with her.
21st Dec '17 1:41:33 PM MajinAkuma
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** In ''XY'', Ash enters with his three Flying-Type Pokémon Fletchinder, Hawlucha and Noibat the Pokémon Sky Ralley contest, a contest where a team of three flying (or levitating or gliding) Pokémon are doing a race. They become the runner-up, since the newborn Noibat just learned how to fly in that contest... which is the point why they enter the tournament in the first place: to motivate Noibat to learn flying. Ash, Hawlucha and Fletchinder are more than happy that Noibat finally learned it and they forget the fact that they lost the ralley.

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** In ''XY'', Ash enters with his three Flying-Type Pokémon Fletchinder, Hawlucha and Noibat the Pokémon Sky Ralley contest, a contest where a team of three flying (or levitating or gliding) Pokémon are doing a race. They become the runner-up, since the newborn Noibat just learned how to fly in during that contest... which is the point why they enter entered the tournament in the first place: to motivate Noibat to learn flying. Ash, Hawlucha and Fletchinder are more than happy that Noibat finally learned it and they forget the fact that they lost the ralley.
21st Dec '17 1:37:14 PM MajinAkuma
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* In December 2013, at ''Frosty Faustings VI'', Chicago's 2nd largest fighting game tournament, a bit of controversy arose during the ''VideoGame/BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma'' grand finals. The two players, who happen to be brothers, made it into the grand finals set playing [[PuppetFighter Carl]] and [[MagicalGirl Platinum]] throughout the entire event. Upon reaching grand finals, the brothers intended to split the prize money, and because of that, they both opted to play as [[SuperMode Izayoi]] instead of their main characters. When asked by the tournament organizer if this selection was merely a button check, they replied saying that it was indeed an actual match, and admitted to colluding. Shinsyn, the tournament organizer, decided to put his foot down, and had the two brothers play out the grand finals set using their actual characters. As a result of the collusion, the tournament organizer penalized the two finalists by taking away the pot bonuses, (originally intended for 1st and 2nd place), and awarded them to the 3rd place winner, whom he felt fought the hardest out of everyone who competed in the tournament. The 3rd place winner was given an extra $500 in pot bonuses.
21st Dec '17 1:26:07 PM MajinAkuma
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* Used by Nara Shikamaru in ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'' during the Chunin exam finals. Up against Temari, he starts off struggling to keep up with her brute force until he finally gets the upper hand. And then decides to throw in the towel, much to all of the exam participants' disappointment. However, the team leaders note this actually shows off Shikamaru's tactical skill in that he knows when to quit, rather than continue on in vain.

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* Used by Nara Shikamaru Nara in ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'' during the Chunin exam finals. Up against Temari, he starts off struggling to keep up with her brute force until he finally gets the upper hand. And then decides to throw in the towel, much to all of the exam participants' disappointment. However, the team leaders note this actually shows off Shikamaru's tactical skill in that he knows when to quit, rather than continue on in vain.
13th Nov '17 12:54:44 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard came from a very disciplined household. When he proved to consistently be the best student in his classes, his father feared the boy would become complacent and arrogant in his superiority, so he charged Soren with the considerably harder task of getting the second-highest scores in all of his classes. Which Soren did.

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* Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard came from a very disciplined household. When he proved to consistently be the best student in his classes, his father feared the boy would become complacent and arrogant in his superiority, so he charged Soren Søren with the considerably harder task of getting the second-highest scores in all of his classes. Which Soren Søren did.
13th Nov '17 12:50:53 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* There's an interesting variation in ''TabletopGame/SettlersOfCatan'': When initially setting up the board, each player places two settlements. The order in which the settlements are placed usually means that the first player gets the best and worst locations, the second player gets the second-best and second-worst, and so on. Some players prefer to go last in the order, as there can be some tactical advantage in having two "average" locations and being able to place both settlements at once.

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* There's an interesting variation in ''TabletopGame/SettlersOfCatan'': When initially setting up the board, each player places two settlements. The order in which the settlements are placed usually means that the first player gets the best and worst locations, the second player gets the second-best and second-worst, and so on. Some players prefer to go last in the order, as there can be some tactical advantage in having two "average" locations and being able to place both settlements at once.once, like being able to select potentially better first resources. (The players get free resources as their second city would produce. While the first players have to scramble for location, the last can place his both cities in any order).
13th Nov '17 12:48:40 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* The hardest achievement of all in ''TabletopGame/{{Diplomacy}}'' is not winning a total victory. It is gaining a two way tie. That has to be done by having each player have exactly half of all the supply centers on the board. One more by either side would make it a win.
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