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28th May '16 7:52:52 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Chao Lingshen in ''MahouSenseiNegima''. Mentally, she's a genius inventor, engineer, and studies robotics, medicine, bio-engineering and quantum physics at university level. In talents, she's an expert at Chinese cooking. Financially, she's a wealthy entrepreneur thanks to these cooking abilities and her business management skills. Athletically, she's a specialist in Shaolin Kung Fu. [[spoiler: Supernaturally, she's a [[PlayingWithFire fire-using]], device-based TimeMaster]]. She also happens to be fifteen years of age and the most intelligent student in the school (this school happens to hold over 30'000 residents).

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* Chao Lingshen in ''MahouSenseiNegima''.''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Mentally, she's a genius inventor, engineer, and studies robotics, medicine, bio-engineering and quantum physics at university level. In talents, she's an expert at Chinese cooking. Financially, she's a wealthy entrepreneur thanks to these cooking abilities and her business management skills. Athletically, she's a specialist in Shaolin Kung Fu. [[spoiler: Supernaturally, she's a [[PlayingWithFire fire-using]], device-based TimeMaster]]. She also happens to be fifteen years of age and the most intelligent student in the school (this school happens to hold over 30'000 residents).
23rd May '16 8:47:18 AM Morgenthaler
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See UltimateLifeForm for a character that is ''literally'' perfect, and see WorldsBestWarrior where this is solely about combat success. Compare BrokenAce.

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See UltimateLifeForm for a character that is ''literally'' perfect, and see WorldsBestWarrior where this is solely about combat success. Compare BrokenAce.
BrokenAce. Contrast LoserArchetype.
10th May '16 11:08:00 AM Ramona122003
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** Goku most definitely. [[AwesomenessByAnalysis He learns techniques just by watching them once or twice]], and [[AdaptiveAbility become immunes to them since he knows how to counter them]]. Within a few years, his martial art skills surpasses all his masters, including God/The Guardian of the Earth, and wins the World Martial Arts Tournament when he's still a teenager. He then finds out ''why'' he's able to do all these things when it's revealed that he's a [[HumanAliens Saiyan]], who are a race that is born for battle. [[InexplicablyAwesome Even that]] doesn't fully explain how he's able to defeat members of his race consider to be elites and even royalty, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeats and/or kills seemingly invincible aliens and monsters]], and achieves ''all'' the available Super Saiyan transformations and even goes beyond [[PhysicalGod godhood]]. He's so good that everyone defer to him to solve the problem of the current arc, even if he isn't the strongest at the moment. His ace status, however, does get {{Deconstruction}} after the Frieza Saga. Because he is so powerful and so good at what he do, [[CrutchCharacter his friends and family depends on him too much]] to fix the current problem, which leads to a BadFuture in one alternative timeline. His one true rival, Vegeta, also [[OverShadowedByAwesome becomes so sick of being overshadowed by Goku]] that he sells his soul for power and unleashes Majin Buu upon the world.

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** Goku most definitely. [[AwesomenessByAnalysis He learns techniques just by watching them once or twice]], and [[AdaptiveAbility become immunes to them since he knows how to counter them]]. Within a few years, his martial art skills surpasses all his masters, including God/The Guardian of the Earth, and wins the World Martial Arts Tournament when he's still a teenager.teenager, becoming the [[WorldsStrongestMan strongest man in the world]]. He then finds out ''why'' he's able to do all these things when it's revealed that he's a [[HumanAliens Saiyan]], who are a race that is born for battle. [[InexplicablyAwesome Even that]] doesn't fully explain how he's able to defeat members of his race consider to be elites and even royalty, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeats and/or kills seemingly invincible aliens and monsters]], and achieves ''all'' the available Super Saiyan transformations and even goes beyond [[PhysicalGod godhood]]. He's so good that everyone defer to him to solve the problem of the current arc, even if he isn't the strongest at the moment. His ace status, however, does get {{Deconstruction}} [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] after the Frieza Saga. Because he is so powerful and so good at what he do, [[CrutchCharacter his friends and family depends on him too much]] to fix the current problem, which leads to a BadFuture in one alternative timeline. His one true rival, Vegeta, also [[OverShadowedByAwesome becomes so sick of being overshadowed by Goku]] that he sells his soul for power and unleashes Majin Buu upon the world.



** From ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', there is Hit, the strongest fighter from Universal 6. He is a [[ProfessionalKiller legendary assassin]] who [[TheDreaded never fails to kill his target]], given him the nickname, [[RedBaron The Flawless Hit]]. He definitely lives up to his reputation since he easily decimates Vegeta who was fighting as a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, without Vegeta even touching him once. He is also a [[spoiler: TimeMaster with the ability to pause time for 0.1 seconds, making his movements invisible even to people like [[SuperSenses Jaco]]]].

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** From ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', there is Hit, the strongest fighter from Universal Universe 6. He is a [[ProfessionalKiller legendary assassin]] who [[TheDreaded never fails to kill his target]], given him the nickname, [[RedBaron The Flawless Hit]]. He definitely lives up to his reputation since he easily decimates Vegeta who was fighting as a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, without Vegeta even touching him once. He is also a [[spoiler: TimeMaster with the ability to pause time for 0.1 seconds, making his movements invisible even to people like [[SuperSenses Jaco]]]]. He also shows that he can improves his [[spoiler: time-skip]] in the middle of a battle.
8th May '16 9:45:10 PM PaulA
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* Jeff Raven of AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series: A "Wild Talent"[[note]]A human with PsychicPowers and no formal training[[/note]] from a boondocks colony no one had ever heard of until aliens attacked it. He first shows up - as [[TheFaceless a mental presence]] in the middle of ''The Rowan''. By the end of the book, not only are he and the title character a couple (with a child), he's on the fast track to take over as head of Federated Teleport & Telepath - a position The Rowan had been considered for.

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* Jeff Raven of AnneMcCaffrey's Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series: A "Wild Talent"[[note]]A human with PsychicPowers and no formal training[[/note]] from a boondocks colony no one had ever heard of until aliens attacked it. He first shows up - as [[TheFaceless a mental presence]] in the middle of ''The Rowan''. By the end of the book, not only are he and the title character a couple (with a child), he's on the fast track to take over as head of Federated Teleport & Telepath - a position The Rowan had been considered for.
7th May '16 11:33:04 PM nombretomado
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* Fonzie on ''HappyDays'' turned into this once he became a {{Breakout Character}}

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* Fonzie on ''HappyDays'' ''Series/HappyDays'' turned into this once he became a {{Breakout Character}}



* But none of them have anything on Ken Hayakawa, TheHero on Series/KaiketsuZubat. He's TheAce to such an extent that he was codifying this trope back when it was an UnbuiltTrope. To put it in perspective, OnceAnEpisode, he'd say to the enemy of the week, who was always a specialist in a certain area of combat that he was the second-best user of that fighting style in Japan. Then, after being asked who was the best, he'd whistle and tip his hat. And to prove that it wasn't just empty words, he would then proceed to prove it.
* ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''/Souji Tendou is a particularly grating version of this, [[UpToEleven cranked to 11]]. And he's ''the protagonist''. You end up rooting for the bad guys very, very quickly.

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* But none of them have anything on Ken Hayakawa, TheHero on Series/KaiketsuZubat.''Series/KaiketsuZubat''. He's TheAce to such an extent that he was codifying this trope back when it was an UnbuiltTrope. To put it in perspective, OnceAnEpisode, he'd say to the enemy of the week, who was always a specialist in a certain area of combat that he was the second-best user of that fighting style in Japan. Then, after being asked who was the best, he'd whistle and tip his hat. And to prove that it wasn't just empty words, he would then proceed to prove it.
* ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''/Souji ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''[=/=]Souji Tendou is a particularly grating version of this, [[UpToEleven cranked to 11]]. And he's ''the protagonist''. You end up rooting for the bad guys very, very quickly.
30th Apr '16 5:31:22 PM nombretomado
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* CaptainPlanet -- seriously, is there any power this guy ''doesn't'' have? If pollution weren't more prevalent than kryptonite, he'd make Franchise/{{Superman}} look like [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Aqua]][[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} man]].

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* CaptainPlanet WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}} -- seriously, is there any power this guy ''doesn't'' have? If pollution weren't more prevalent than kryptonite, he'd make Franchise/{{Superman}} look like [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Aqua]][[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} man]].
26th Apr '16 6:34:18 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* After TNA went into hibernation in November 2014, Santana Garrett strolled back into her old stomping grounds and ran through the reigning champions at an alarming rate, getting back Southern Championship Wrestling's Women's title, getting NWA World Women's, Ring Warriors Battling Bombshells, SHINE, Jersey Championship Women's and Coastal Championship Women's Title wins. She'd then go on to become the inaugural holder holder of the CWE Vixen, Orland Pro Women's and Nova Pro Women's championship belts. In between she teamed up with Chasyn Rance to take Belleview's Tag Team belts, establishing herself as the queen of Florida and possibly the entire US independent circuit. Then in 2015, she lost the two most prestigious belts in her collection but took the Wonder Of STARDOM in Japan.

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* After TNA went into hibernation in November 2014, Santana Garrett strolled back into her old stomping grounds and ran through the reigning champions at an alarming rate, getting back Southern Championship Wrestling's Women's title, getting NWA World Women's, Ring Warriors Battling Bombshells, SHINE, Jersey Championship Women's and Coastal Championship Women's Title wins. She'd then go on to become the inaugural holder holder of the CWE Vixen, Orland Pro Women's and Nova Pro Women's championship belts. In between she teamed up with Chasyn Rance to take Belleview's Tag Team belts, establishing herself as the queen of Florida and possibly the entire US independent circuit. Then in 2015, she lost the two most prestigious belts in her collection but took the Wonder Of STARDOM in Japan. Midway into 2016 her streak hadn't slowed.
23rd Apr '16 8:44:28 PM Monessi
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* Reno Bangs is this to Mina Davis in both ''Literature/HungoverAndHandcuffed'' and ''Literature/AssholeYakuzaBoyfriend''. She's nice about it, though, and that just makes Mina hate her all the more.
22nd Apr '16 3:46:18 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** He's even better in his original ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' appearance as Max Jenius, and in ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', where he becomes the CoolOldGuy. Just look at his name!
** In the later stages of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' Max is ordered to [[spoiler: sacrifice the entire million+ population of the Macross 7 fleet to bide time]] against the Protodevilin. Dismayed but not swayed, the Genius takes the battle to the enemy, even stealing the spotlight from [[spoiler: main character Gamlin's 'death']]. In the final battle, despite being a secondary character, Max outflys everyone, having the distinction of fighting closest to the BigBad [[spoiler: without having his VF explode]]
** In ''Super Robot Wars Alpha 3'', ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' is included, and Max is mostly used as the pilot of the Battle 7. And he still dodges attacks and shoots down enemies with the best of them.

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** He's even better in his original ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' appearance as Max Jenius, and in ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', where he becomes the CoolOldGuy. Just look at his name!
** *** In the later stages of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' Max is ordered to [[spoiler: sacrifice the entire million+ population of the Macross 7 fleet to bide time]] against the Protodevilin. Dismayed but not swayed, the Genius takes the battle to the enemy, even stealing the spotlight from [[spoiler: main character Gamlin's 'death']]. In the final battle, despite being a secondary character, Max outflys everyone, having the distinction of fighting closest to the BigBad [[spoiler: without having his VF explode]]
** *** In ''Super Robot Wars Alpha 3'', ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' is included, and Max is mostly used as the pilot of the Battle 7. And he still dodges attacks and shoots down enemies with the best of them.
20th Apr '16 9:22:56 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
** Mufasa is a strong lion, capable king, and good father.
** By the second movie, Simba certainly counts, too.
** Subverted with Scar. He's seems to be this, but it's later revealed he can be quite lazy.

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
** Mufasa
''Disney/TheLionKing'': Mufasa, who is a strong lion, capable king, and good father.
** By the second movie, Simba certainly counts, too.
** Subverted with Scar. He's seems to be this, but it's later revealed he can be quite lazy.
father.



* Kurt Russel's character in ''Film/SkyHigh'', [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter to the annoyance of his wife and son]]. And the BigBad.

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* Kurt Russel's character in ''Film/SkyHigh'', [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter ''Film/SkyHigh'' comes across as this. Gwen seems to be this, too, before [[spoiler: the annoyance of his wife and son]]. And reveal that she's the BigBad.BigBad]].



* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny in most of his appearances, especially when contrasted with ButtMonkey DaffyDuck.
** Also, the ''[[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Roadrunner]]''. He is always able to avoid a supposed genius of a Coyote.

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* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny in most of his appearances, especially when contrasted with ButtMonkey DaffyDuck.
** Also,
DaffyDuck, and the ''[[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Roadrunner]]''. He Roadrunner]]'', who is always able to avoid a supposed genius of a Coyote.
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