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20th May '16 2:31:11 PM Doug86
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* The Battle of the Azure Nebula in the StarTrekNovelVerse, the most one-sided battle in the franchise's history.

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* The Battle of the Azure Nebula in the StarTrekNovelVerse, Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, the most one-sided battle in the franchise's history.
8th May '16 4:18:32 PM LtFedora
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Usually overlaps with HopelessWar, RememberTheAlamo, and LastStand. Often can be a DecisiveBattle, if the balance of power is dramatically shifted as well.

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Usually overlaps with HopelessWar, RememberTheAlamo, and LastStand. Often can be a DecisiveBattle, if the balance of power is dramatically shifted as well.
well. See also the sub-trope CapitalOffensive.
22nd Apr '16 2:34:39 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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In fiction (and in RealLife) during a great war there's a certain strategic loss that is very significant to the point of being demoralizing, shocking, and Iconic in universe. One faction might be fighting an intergalactic war with ScaryDogmaticAliens, but there's one place in the galaxy that has no chance in hell of falling at the hands of the enemy. Perhaps it's a planet that's fortified by surrounding KillSat, a squadron of [[Franchise/StarWars Sun Crushers]] and an armada of [[VideoGame/EVEOnline Titan-class motherships]], guarded by battalions of Anime/{{Voltron}}s and other CombiningMecha, [[{{Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross SDF fleets and Valkyries]].

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In fiction (and in RealLife) during a great war there's a certain strategic loss that is very significant to the point of being demoralizing, shocking, and Iconic in universe. One faction might be fighting an intergalactic war with ScaryDogmaticAliens, but there's one place in the galaxy that has no chance in hell of falling at the hands of the enemy. Perhaps it's a planet that's fortified by surrounding KillSat, a squadron of [[Franchise/StarWars Sun Crushers]] and an armada of [[VideoGame/EVEOnline Titan-class motherships]], guarded by battalions of Anime/{{Voltron}}s and other CombiningMecha, [[{{Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross SDF fleets and Valkyries]].
22nd Apr '16 2:34:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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In fiction (and in RealLife) during a great war there's a certain strategic loss that is very significant to the point of being demoralizing, shocking, and Iconic in universe. One faction might be fighting an intergalactic war with ScaryDogmaticAliens, but there's one place in the galaxy that has no chance in hell of falling at the hands of the enemy. Perhaps it's a planet that's fortified by surrounding KillSat, a squadron of [[StarWars Sun Crushers]] and an armada of [[EVEOnline Titan-class motherships]], guarded by battalions of {{Voltron}}s and other CombiningMecha, [[{{Anime/Robotech}} SDF fleets and Valkyries]].

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In fiction (and in RealLife) during a great war there's a certain strategic loss that is very significant to the point of being demoralizing, shocking, and Iconic in universe. One faction might be fighting an intergalactic war with ScaryDogmaticAliens, but there's one place in the galaxy that has no chance in hell of falling at the hands of the enemy. Perhaps it's a planet that's fortified by surrounding KillSat, a squadron of [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Sun Crushers]] and an armada of [[EVEOnline [[VideoGame/EVEOnline Titan-class motherships]], guarded by battalions of {{Voltron}}s Anime/{{Voltron}}s and other CombiningMecha, [[{{Anime/Robotech}} [[{{Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross SDF fleets and Valkyries]].
17th Apr '16 7:32:03 PM igordebraga
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** In 2014, Brazil is the host nation, their first home tournament since their 1950 defeat (itself already a ShockingDefeatLegacy). With their new superstar in Neymar, Brazil was the heavy favorites for the World Cup - although it was nip and tuck a lot of the way. They made it to the Finals, but they had lost Neymar to injury, forcing him to miss the rest of the tournament. As a result, Brazil gets utterly humiliated by Germany with a score of '''7-1 in front of their own native fans''', which is both Germany's greatest margin of victory ''and'' Brazil's greatest margin of defeat, as well as one of the most lopsided games in World Cup history. While Germany would go on to win the final against Argentina, Brazil would have to settle for a third place finish against the Dutch... only to lose yet again 0-2. This will ''not'' ever leave Brazil's consciousness for quite some time. To the point it reached MemeticMutation, with subsequent bad performances of the national team (or the country itself) having Brazilians react with "Germany goal!" and "7-1 wasn't enough!".

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** In 2014, Brazil is the host nation, their first home tournament since their 1950 defeat (itself already a ShockingDefeatLegacy). With their new superstar in Neymar, Brazil was the heavy favorites for the World Cup - although it was nip and tuck a lot of the way. They made it to the Finals, semifinals, but they had lost Neymar to injury, forcing him to miss the rest of the tournament. As a result, Brazil gets utterly humiliated by Germany with a score of '''7-1 in front of their own native fans''', which is both Germany's greatest margin of victory ''and'' Brazil's greatest margin of defeat, as well as one of the most lopsided games in World Cup history. While Germany would go on to win the final against Argentina, Brazil would have to settle for a third place finish match against the Dutch... only to lose yet again 0-2.0-3. This will ''not'' ever leave Brazil's consciousness for quite some time. To the point it reached MemeticMutation, with subsequent bad performances of the national team (or the country itself) having Brazilians react with "Germany goal!" and "7-1 wasn't enough!".
2nd Mar '16 8:47:45 PM LtFedora
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** The raid also had a vital strategic effect, albeit it wasn't appreciated or understood at the time. Japan's home defense fleet was very weak, so they recalled a fleet that was heading for the Indian Ocean. This gave the Royal Navy a much-needed breather to regroup and regain its strength in the Pacific.

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** The raid also had a vital strategic effect, albeit it wasn't appreciated or understood at the time.effect. Japan's home defense fleet was very weak, so they recalled a fleet that was heading for the Indian Ocean. This gave the Royal Navy a much-needed breather to regroup and regain its strength in the Pacific.
24th Feb '16 11:14:36 PM Breakerchase
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* The Six-Day War was this for the Arab world. Not only had several invading armies been beaten by the Israelis, but Israel ended up in control of eastern Jerusalem (with the holy sites sacred to all the Abrahamic religions) and the Sinai Peninsula. The fact that a small, outnumbered, and surrounded country could do this was considered a disaster by the Arabs, who tried to destroy Israel and failed again in 1973.

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* The Six-Day War was this for the Arab world. Not only had several invading armies been beaten by the Israelis, but Israel ended up in control of eastern Jerusalem (with the holy sites sacred to all the Abrahamic religions) and the Sinai Peninsula. The fact that a small, outnumbered, and surrounded country could do this was considered a disaster by the Arabs, who tried Arabs. However, in the 1973 war, the Arabs (especially Egypt) gave a better account of themselves; while the Israelis managed to destroy Israel and failed again in 1973. maneuver themselves into superior positions during the late stages, it could no longer inflict another catasphohe as the Six-Day War on their enemies, lessening the legacy of that defeat.
29th Jan '16 9:56:21 AM igordebraga
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* The 2004 Dream Team during the 2004 Olympics, who were soundly beaten by... ''Puerto Rico''. And then, worse yet, ''Lithuania''. The media refused to let American basketball players forget, until they got it together for the Redeem Team run in 2008.

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* The 2004 Dream Team during the 2004 Olympics, OlympicGames, who were soundly beaten by... ''Puerto Rico''. Rico'' and ''Lithuania'' (the latter of whom came close to beating the squad 4 years prior!). And then, worse yet, ''Lithuania''.were trumpled in the semifinals to Argentina, breaking a streak of three straight gold medals with NBA players. The media refused to let American basketball players forget, until they got it together for the Redeem Team run in 2008.



** In 2014, Brazil is the host nation, their first home tournament since their 1950 defeat (itself already a ShockingDefeatLegacy). With their new superstar in Neymar, Brazil was the heavy favorites for the World Cup - although it was nip and tuck a lot of the way. They made it to the Finals, but they had lost Neymar to injury, forcing him to miss the rest of the tournament. As a result, Brazil gets utterly humiliated by Germany with a score of '''7-1 in front of their own native fans''', which is both Germany's greatest margin of victory ''and'' Brazil's greatest margin of defeat, as well as one of the most lopsided games in World Cup history. While Germany would go on to win the final against Argentina, Brazil would have to settle for a third place finish against the Dutch... only to lose yet again 0-2. This will ''not'' ever leave Brazil's consciousness for quite some time. To the point it reached MemeticMutation, with bad performances of the national team (or the country itself) having Brazilians react with "Germany goal!" and "7-1 wasn't enough!".

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** In 2014, Brazil is the host nation, their first home tournament since their 1950 defeat (itself already a ShockingDefeatLegacy). With their new superstar in Neymar, Brazil was the heavy favorites for the World Cup - although it was nip and tuck a lot of the way. They made it to the Finals, but they had lost Neymar to injury, forcing him to miss the rest of the tournament. As a result, Brazil gets utterly humiliated by Germany with a score of '''7-1 in front of their own native fans''', which is both Germany's greatest margin of victory ''and'' Brazil's greatest margin of defeat, as well as one of the most lopsided games in World Cup history. While Germany would go on to win the final against Argentina, Brazil would have to settle for a third place finish against the Dutch... only to lose yet again 0-2. This will ''not'' ever leave Brazil's consciousness for quite some time. To the point it reached MemeticMutation, with subsequent bad performances of the national team (or the country itself) having Brazilians react with "Germany goal!" and "7-1 wasn't enough!".
14th Nov '15 5:31:03 PM nombretomado
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In fiction (and in RealLife) during a great war there's a certain strategic loss that is very significant to the point of being demoralizing, shocking, and Iconic in universe. One faction might be fighting an intergalactic war with ScaryDogmaticAliens, but there's one place in the galaxy that has no chance in hell of falling at the hands of the enemy. Perhaps it's a planet that's fortified by surrounding KillSat, a squadron of [[StarWars Sun Crushers]] and an armada of [[EVEOnline Titan-class motherships]], guarded by battalions of {{Voltron}}s and other CombiningMecha, [[RoboTech [=SDF=] fleets and Valkyries]].

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In fiction (and in RealLife) during a great war there's a certain strategic loss that is very significant to the point of being demoralizing, shocking, and Iconic in universe. One faction might be fighting an intergalactic war with ScaryDogmaticAliens, but there's one place in the galaxy that has no chance in hell of falling at the hands of the enemy. Perhaps it's a planet that's fortified by surrounding KillSat, a squadron of [[StarWars Sun Crushers]] and an armada of [[EVEOnline Titan-class motherships]], guarded by battalions of {{Voltron}}s and other CombiningMecha, [[RoboTech [=SDF=] [[{{Anime/Robotech}} SDF fleets and Valkyries]].
13th Nov '15 6:20:03 PM MadCat221
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Book 4 sees Korra lose to [[spoiler:[[YoungConqueror Kuv]][[TheParagonAlwaysRebels ira]]]] in a duel over the fate of the city of [[spoiler:Zaofu]]. Since she had previously had a 3-year long Convalescence after being physically and psychologically [[BrokenBird broken]] by the third book's finale, she loses. After she gets better and back into top form, she resolves to not let Republic City fall to Kuvira's conquest too.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Book 4 sees Korra lose to [[spoiler:[[YoungConqueror Kuv]][[TheParagonAlwaysRebels ira]]]] in a an arranged duel over the fate of the city of [[spoiler:Zaofu]].[[spoiler:Zaofu]] (whom Kuvira already amassed an army to take). Since she had previously had a 3-year long Convalescence after being physically and psychologically [[BrokenBird broken]] by the third book's finale, she loses. After she gets better and back into top form, she resolves to not let Republic City fall to Kuvira's conquest too.
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