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21st Mar '17 6:17:43 PM NoriMori
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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''[[labelnote:Note]] Some versions end with "Third is the one with the treasure chest."[[/labelnote]]

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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''[[labelnote:Note]] Some versions end with "Third is the one with the treasure chest." Another goes "Third is the one with the sparkly dress."[[/labelnote]]
13th Feb '17 2:04:20 PM Moonstreak
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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''

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->''"First is the worst; second the best. Third is the one with the hairiest chest."''"''[[labelnote:Note]] Some versions end with "Third is the one with the treasure chest."[[/labelnote]]
12th Feb '17 7:24:44 PM Shadao
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': 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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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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In ''XY''
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''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.
9th Feb '17 2:33:54 AM Shadao
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* 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.
* [[spoiler:Though Ash ultimately lost at the finals during the Lumoise Conference, he fares better than the actual victor, Alain. During the League ceremony, Team Flare launch their attack upon Lumoise City. Alain, being involved with Team Flare, suffers the worst kind of loss when he realizes that his entire goal was a lie and his boss Lysandre only cares about power, ignoring Mega Evolution in favor for a potentially more powerful Bond Phenomenon that Ash possess. In the aftermath the Flare crisis, Ash is constantly recognized and praised by young trainers as the Conference League finalist while Alain quietly rebuilds his life with Prof. Sycamore and privately admits Ash to be the superior trainer. Since the League ceremony wasn't finished when Team Flare attacked, it is heavily modified and officially makes everyone who stood against Lysandre champions of the Kalos League, rendering the League results a moot.]][[/folder]]

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* ** 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.
* ** [[spoiler:Though Ash ultimately lost at the finals during the Lumoise Conference, he fares better than the actual victor, Alain. During the League ceremony, Team Flare launch their attack upon Lumoise City. Alain, being involved with Team Flare, suffers the worst kind of loss when he realizes that his entire goal was a lie and his boss Lysandre only cares about power, ignoring Mega Evolution in favor for a potentially more powerful Bond Phenomenon that Ash possess. In the aftermath the Flare crisis, Ash is constantly recognized and praised by young trainers as the Conference League finalist while Alain quietly rebuilds his life with Prof. Sycamore and privately admits Ash to be the superior trainer. Since the League ceremony wasn't finished when Team Flare attacked, it is heavily modified and officially makes everyone who stood against Lysandre champions of the Kalos League, rendering the League results a moot.]][[/folder]]
2nd Feb '17 2:33:06 PM Statzkeen
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# The structure of a competition is such that not finishing first now will give the character an advantage in finishing first at a later event or portion of the event.
10th Jan '17 6:06:38 PM jahman
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': 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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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': In ''XY'', ''XY''
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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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* [[spoiler:Though Ash ultimately lost at the finals during the Lumoise Conference, he fares better than the actual victor, Alain. During the League ceremony, Team Flare launch their attack upon Lumoise City. Alain, being involved with Team Flare, suffers the worst kind of loss when he realizes that his entire goal was a lie and his boss Lysandre only cares about power, ignoring Mega Evolution in favor for a potentially more powerful Bond Phenomenon that Ash possess. In the aftermath the Flare crisis, Ash is constantly recognized and praised by young trainers as the Conference League finalist while Alain quietly rebuilds his life with Prof. Sycamore and privately admits Ash to be the superior trainer. Since the League ceremony wasn't finished when Team Flare attacked, it is heavily modified and officially makes everyone who stood against Lysandre champions of the Kalos League, rendering the League results a moot.]][[/folder]]
10th Jan '17 6:01:03 PM TheSinful
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10390405/1/Learning-to-fly "Learning To Fly,"]] Astrid and Hiccup both compete in the All-Viking Tournament at an annual meeting of the various Viking tribes. Despite being considered underdogs due to their smaller size (and Hiccup's peg leg) they both make their way into the finals, a four-person melee. Hiccup and Astrid each manage to defeat their respective opponents, and find themselves facing each other as the finalists. [[spoiler: When he realizes that Astrid had broken her arm during her bout, but was still holding her axe in her good hand, Hiccup dropped his sword, ceding the match to Astrid. Stoick congratulated Hiccup on taking the honorable route rather than attack an injured opponent. Considering that he didn't expect to make it past the first round, Hiccup was quite pleased with his performance.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' fanfic [[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10390405/1/Learning-to-fly "Learning Learning To Fly,"]] Fly]]'', Astrid and Hiccup both compete in the All-Viking Tournament at an annual meeting of the various Viking tribes. Despite being considered underdogs due to their smaller size (and Hiccup's peg leg) they both make their way into the finals, a four-person melee. Hiccup and Astrid each manage to defeat their respective opponents, and find themselves facing each other as the finalists. [[spoiler: When he realizes that Astrid had broken her arm during her bout, but was still holding her axe in her good hand, Hiccup dropped his sword, ceding the match to Astrid. Stoick congratulated Hiccup on taking the honorable route rather than attack an injured opponent. Considering that he didn't expect to make it past the first round, Hiccup was quite pleased with his performance.]]


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* While sparring with Sebastian in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/mana-based-system-foz-gamer.22317/threadmarks Mana Based System]]'', [[LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero Louise]] does her best but ultimately yields. However since Sebastian is not only a Triangle class mage, but also a retired mercenary, she never had a chance of winning; Louise's goal was to impress him by not losing too badly. She succeeds and Sebastian is willing to vouch for her when she tries her hand at being an adventurer.
23rd Dec '16 7:19:10 PM Shamrock95
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* Code Master's UsefulNotes/FormulaOne games have a special reaction for a player driver who finishes better than expected. For example, Tier-3 teams like Willaims and Toro Rosso are happy enough if you finish in a prodium. Lowest tier drivers from Caterham and Marussia will cerebrate even if they finish barely at 16th, since compare to their performances in real life, such position is almost impossible.

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* Code Master's UsefulNotes/FormulaOne games have a special reaction for a player driver who finishes better than expected. For example, Tier-3 teams like Willaims Williams and Toro Rosso are happy enough if you finish in grab a prodium. Lowest tier podium finish. The lowest-tier drivers from Caterham and Marussia will cerebrate celebrate even if they finish barely at 16th, since compare compared to their performances in real life, such a position is almost impossible.
12th Dec '16 7:17:24 PM TheCuza
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The Losing Edge", where the boys try to lose at baseball because they don't want to play. Everyone else has the same idea.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The Losing Edge", where the boys try to lose at entire South Park Little League baseball team ''hates'' playing baseball, finding it excruciatingly boring, and only play it because their parents make them. When they don't want to play. Everyone else has make it into the same idea.playoffs, they start actively trying to lose all their games so that they won't have to waste their whole summer playing. Unfortunately, every other team also hates baseball just as much as they do, and are better at purposely losing.
3rd Dec '16 11:46:36 PM lorgskyegon
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** Both a subversion and deliberate invocation of this trope at the London Olympics happened with four Asian badminton teams. They played to intentionally lose a match in order to have a better shot of winning in the next round. They were all summarily disqualified.
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