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22nd Mar '18 10:29:10 PM Kazmahu
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' has several examples:
** [[TheRival Vali Lucifer]] is the most overt, being the "craves a strong opponent" type. In his first fight with [[TheHero Issei]], he takes time out to threaten his friends and family despite having no actual ill will to them just to try and get him to fight harder. He ends up joining the heroes because his alliances [[NotInThisForYourRevolution were fluid anyway]], and the side he was on keeps pulling out better and better opponents (making for an amusing inversion of IFightForTheStrongestSide).
** Surprisingly for the main heroine, Rias Gremory is this, although she has no love for life-and-death combat. It's Ratings Games, essentially a non-lethal BloodSport Devil [[ChessMotifs Kings]] use to sort out their pecking order. It's stated that one of her long-term goals in the series is resolving the main conflict so she can clean out the corruption and start enjoying Games as the combat sport they were meant to be.
20th Mar '18 2:44:35 PM Gamermaster
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** Nanoha's adopted daughter also loves fighting (her main hobby is competitive martial arts), though she lacks her mother's BloodKnight aspects.

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** Nanoha's adopted daughter Vivio also loves fighting (her main hobby is competitive martial arts), though she lacks her mother's BloodKnight aspects.
19th Feb '18 12:26:35 PM Gamermaster
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** Nanoha's adopted daughter also loves fighting (her main hobby is competitive martial arts), though she lacks her mother's BloodKnight aspects.
7th Feb '18 5:04:36 PM nombretomado
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** The Riddler is a partial example; he lives for the mental challenge of his and Batman's battle of wits, but he also hates to lose. TheJoker is a better example, and is one of the few examples of this kind of character who is also actively cruel.

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** The Riddler is a partial example; he lives for the mental challenge of his and Batman's battle of wits, but he also hates to lose. TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is a better example, and is one of the few examples of this kind of character who is also actively cruel.
17th Jan '18 7:12:15 AM oforiousmic
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** Though he describes being defeated by Mr. Don as being humiliating and swears revenge. However unlike other opponents, Mr. Don WAS a racist {{jerkass}} so it's understandable why Gao treated his battle with Mr. Don with equal parts spite and excitement.

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** Though he describes being defeated by Mr. Don as being humiliating and swears revenge. However However, unlike other opponents, Mr. Don WAS a racist {{jerkass}} so it's understandable why Gao treated his battle with Mr. Don with equal parts spite and excitement.



** Basically, most featured players are like this, especially [[TheHero Sena's]] rival with notable exception is [[JerkJock Agon.]] Considering this is a manga about football, it's kinda expected.

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** Basically, most featured players are like this, especially [[TheHero Sena's]] rival rivals with notable exception is of [[JerkJock Agon.]] Considering this is a manga about football, it's kinda expected.



* Subverted in ''Manga/SlamDunk'' by the coach of Kainan. Having deduced that TheHero gains his strength from playing against the best, he intentionally marks him with a player with a less imposing disposition. Feeling he's being mocked by a seemingly inferior player being assigned to him, TheHero loses focus and his game becomes sloppy.

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* Subverted Defied in ''Manga/SlamDunk'' by the coach of Kainan. Having deduced that TheHero gains his strength from playing against the best, he intentionally marks him with a player with a less imposing disposition. Feeling he's being mocked by a seemingly inferior player being assigned to him, TheHero loses focus and his game becomes sloppy.
15th Dec '17 6:36:42 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', maturing didn't make Ash any less competitive. A sidestory reveals that he was this even before his consciousness from the past timeline merged with his current self.

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7th Sep '17 6:16:29 AM nighttrainfm
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** His evil form, on the other hand, is much like Cell. Claims to be looking for a challenge from a strong fighter, but upon getting overpowered immediately freaks out and becomes a sore loser. In his case "strong fighter" apparently means someone he could beat up on for awhile without dying instantly, rather than someone that actually stood a chance at defeating him.

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** His evil form, on the other hand, is much like Cell. Claims to be looking for a challenge from a strong fighter, but upon getting overpowered immediately freaks out and becomes a sore loser. In his case "strong fighter" apparently means someone he could beat up on for awhile a while without dying instantly, rather than someone that actually stood had a chance at of defeating him.
17th Aug '17 12:40:39 AM Hanz
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Quintessential Example: Goku, which extended into ''DragonBallZ''. Most of the other characters love to fight, but not the way Goku does. He's the only one who would resurrect the most evil adversary he's ever known (don't worry, he resurrected him as a good soul) in order to fight him again.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Quintessential Example: Goku, which extended into ''DragonBallZ''.''Manga/DragonBallZ''. Most of the other characters love to fight, but not the way Goku does. He's the only one who would resurrect the most evil adversary he's ever known (don't worry, he resurrected him as a good soul) in order to fight him again.
9th Aug '17 9:39:24 AM DaveE
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** Light started off as a bored genius. He appreciates being able to engage his full intellect on a problem, and comes to admire L on that level, but actually threaten his position as Kira and he'll kill you as soon as possible.
23rd Jun '17 2:48:12 PM jormis29
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* SherlockHolmes. When he doesn't have a problem to solve to occupy his mind (or even better, an antagonist to match wits with) he becomes lethargic and turns to drugs. Some adaptations play up this aspect by suggesting Holmes is amoral, uninterested in justice and only cares about crime as an intellectual exercise - which was not the case in the original. Well, particularly the Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce version.

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* SherlockHolmes.Franchise/SherlockHolmes. When he doesn't have a problem to solve to occupy his mind (or even better, an antagonist to match wits with) he becomes lethargic and turns to drugs. Some adaptations play up this aspect by suggesting Holmes is amoral, uninterested in justice and only cares about crime as an intellectual exercise - which was not the case in the original. Well, particularly the Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone and Nigel Bruce version.
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