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27th Aug '16 3:54:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/HowIMetYourMother Marshall Eriksen]] has a preternatural skill for board games, such that he can deduce the rules of a complex foreign gambling game just by watching others play for a few minutes, despite not understanding what the players are saying. His friends assigned him to [[KickedUpstairs officiate their game nights rather than playing]], because otherwise he'd win every time.

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* [[Series/HowIMetYourMother ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Marshall Eriksen]] Eriksen has a preternatural skill for board games, such that he can deduce the rules of a complex foreign gambling game just by watching others play for a few minutes, despite not understanding what the players are saying. His friends assigned him to [[KickedUpstairs officiate their game nights rather than playing]], because otherwise he'd win every time.
27th Aug '16 3:54:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheWizard'' features two of these. There's Jimmy and Lucas. Arguably Lucas is more of ThatOnePlayer as Jimmy just seems to have his skills as an ExcusePlot.

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* ''Film/TheWizard'' features two ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' has one of these. There's Jimmy and Lucas. Arguably Lucas is more of ThatOnePlayer these, who gives the kids a vital clue as Jimmy just seems to have his skills as an ExcusePlot.
how to handle the eponymous creature.



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* ''Film/TheWizard'' features two of these. There's Jimmy and Lucas. Arguably Lucas is more of ThatOnePlayer as Jimmy just seems to have his skills as an ExcusePlot.

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* ''MonsterHouse'' has one of these, who gives the kids a vital clue as to how to handle the eponymous creature.
27th Aug '16 3:53:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonTrozei Pokémon Shuffle]]'''s competitive events, starting from the Blazikenite one, pretty much anyone at the near-top (or outright number one) ranks whose Pokémon consist of simply a [[CastingAShadow Gengar]] (a common Pokémon capable of [[SuperMode Mega Evolution]] used to score lots of points), [[OlympusMons Arceus]], and two strong [[NonElemental Normal-type]] mons. This combination is considered DifficultButAwesome because you need to think fast (especially getting Double Normal to work without breaking your combo), but once you've mastered it, you'll soon become this type of player and the "Optimize" button means nothing anymore (that is, unless the target Pokémon is resistant against Normal-types). For a somewhat specific example, one Japanese player used this exact strategy and managed to score around ''150,000'' points! Assuming that Attack Power ↑ is used (making the base score around a still-whopping ''75,000''), such score is near-impossible to achieve (even if the RandomNumberGod is friendly towards you) unless you're using a "Home" button exploit that no longer works in the more recent versions.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonTrozei Pokémon Shuffle]]'''s competitive events, starting from the Blazikenite one, pretty much anyone at the near-top (or outright number one) ranks whose Pokémon consist of simply a [[CastingAShadow Gengar]] (a common Pokémon capable of [[SuperMode Mega Evolution]] used to score lots of points), [[OlympusMons Arceus]], and two strong [[NonElemental Normal-type]] mons. This combination is considered DifficultButAwesome because you need to think fast (especially getting Double Normal to work without breaking your combo), but once you've mastered it, you'll soon become this type of player and the "Optimize" button means nothing anymore (that is, unless the target Pokémon is resistant against Normal-types). For a somewhat specific example, one Japanese player used this exact strategy and managed to score around ''150,000'' points! Assuming that Attack Power ↑ is used (making the base score around a still-whopping ''75,000''), such score is near-impossible to achieve (even if the RandomNumberGod is friendly towards you) unless you're using a "Home" button exploit that no longer works in the more recent versions.

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27th Aug '16 3:51:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* The FightingGameCommunity has a small number of individuals who are just so many cuts above the rest that the title race in every tournament seems to be among them ''alone''.

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* The FightingGameCommunity UsefulNotes/FightingGameCommunity has a small number of individuals who are just so many cuts above the rest that the title race in every tournament seems to be among them ''alone''.



* ''{{Pokemon}}'' is full of these players. A player may be the best in their circle of friends and probably holds their own in random online battles until they meet the one player that knows all the game mechanics, knows how to manipulate the stats for their Pokemon, and has their team set up to counter most common teams and set ups. Pokemon tournaments may as well be made for these kinds of players.

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* ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' is full of these players. A player may be the best in their circle of friends and probably holds their own in random online battles until they meet the one player that knows all the game mechanics, knows how to manipulate the stats for their Pokemon, and has their team set up to counter most common teams and set ups. Pokemon tournaments may as well be made for these kinds of players.



* ''{{Osu}}'', being a rhythm game, has several of these, most famously Cookiezi. Also he gets perfects on maps where he can't see the beats.

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* ''{{Osu}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Osu}}'', being a rhythm game, has several of these, most famously Cookiezi. Also he gets perfects on maps where he can't see the beats.
2nd Aug '16 1:57:14 PM Willbyr
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* Konata Izumi of ''LuckyStar'' is seen playing a fighting game at an arcade in one episode. She beats a guy, much to his dismay of finding out who beat him. A strip similar in idea was: since she is [[OlderThanTheyLook excessively short]], the other {{tomboy}} misjudged her ability and got owned. On the next day, that other {{tomboy}} beat Konata-- but with such razor thin of a margin that she knew that Konata ''let her win''!

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* Konata Izumi of ''LuckyStar'' ''Manga/LuckyStar'' is seen playing a fighting game at an arcade in one episode. She beats a guy, much to his dismay of finding out who beat him. A strip similar in idea was: since she is [[OlderThanTheyLook excessively short]], the other {{tomboy}} misjudged her ability and got owned. On the next day, that other {{tomboy}} beat Konata-- but with such razor thin of a margin that she knew that Konata ''let her win''!



* Makoto Kousaka from ''{{Genshiken}}'' is like this with ''all'' video games, but his skill at fighting games (as well as ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'') makes other otaku quake.

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* Makoto Kousaka from ''{{Genshiken}}'' ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' is like this with ''all'' video games, but his skill at fighting games (as well as ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'') makes other otaku quake.
7th Jul '16 9:57:10 AM gewunomox
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* The song "Pinball Wizard" by TheWho is about a [[spoiler: psychosomatically]] deaf, dumb, and blind kid who still manages to be That One Player.

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* The song "Pinball Wizard" by TheWho Music/TheWho is about a [[spoiler: psychosomatically]] deaf, dumb, and blind kid who still manages to be That One Player.
20th Jun '16 8:28:28 PM anza_sb
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* Sora and Shio in ''Anime/NoGameNoLife'' turn this UpToEleven. Through teamwork, and years of experience from never leaving their house they are the greatest game players in the world to the point that they catch the god of games attention and win an invitation to his world where everything is based on games.

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* Sora and Shio in ''Anime/NoGameNoLife'' turn this UpToEleven. Through teamwork, and years of experience from never leaving their house they are the greatest game players in the world to the point that they catch the god God of games Games' attention and win an invitation to his world where everything is based on games.
24th May '16 4:51:01 PM TheCuza
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* Posters on Website/FourChan's video game board sometimes post about their (fictional) encounters with the MemeticBadass player known only as "Gregor", who joins a server and proves to be frighteningly competent at whatever role he chooses to play: offense, healing, whatever, and somehow knows exactly how to coordinate with his teammates in every situation despite [[HeroicMime never using any voice or text chat]].
14th May '16 11:23:50 AM Eldrake
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** At the same time, since the genre requires good teamwork at higher levels of play it's not unusual to find That One Player being shackled by a team that is only sub-par when compared to that individual, who will often be the team's superstar 'face'. Notable examples in VideoGame/{{DotA 2}} include Na'vi's Dendi and Neolution Orange's Mushi while League examples include SK Telecom's Faker and CLG's Doublelift.

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** At the same time, since the genre requires good teamwork at higher levels of play it's not unusual to find That One Player being shackled by a team that is only sub-par when compared to that individual, who will often be the team's superstar 'face'. Notable examples in VideoGame/{{DotA 2}} include Na'vi's Dendi OG's Miracle- and Neolution Orange's Mushi CDEC's June while League examples include SK Telecom's Faker and CLG's Doublelift.
10th Feb '16 11:31:31 PM Inediblecake
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* Beaglerush, who happens to be friends with Dslyecxi, is this towards XComEnemyUnknown. He regularly ([[ScheduleSlip kinda]]) releases episodes of him playing [[HarderThanHard Ironman Impossible]] gameplay, and considering the odds are stacked against him in such a manner, he does extraordinarily well. Sometimes the game just gives him the middle finger, but then there are times he beats missions that are UnwinnableByDesign difficult with only losing a single soldier.

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* Beaglerush, who happens to be friends with Dslyecxi, is this towards XComEnemyUnknown.VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown. He regularly ([[ScheduleSlip kinda]]) releases episodes of him playing [[HarderThanHard Ironman Impossible]] gameplay, and considering the odds are stacked against him in such a manner, he does extraordinarily well. Sometimes the game just gives him the middle finger, but then there are times he beats missions that are UnwinnableByDesign difficult with only losing a single soldier.
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