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29th Mar '17 10:29:36 AM Hewhoarisesinmight
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** Hector as well; since antiquity, it's been common to note that Hector is in many ways the better of the two between him and Achilles, being more loyal and conventionally virtuous than Achilles, who can be selfish and vindictive. He's immensely respected by friend and foe alike, and without Achilles fighting with them, Hector pushes the Greeks back to their ships after a series of running battles. He's also fighting to defend his country, compared to the Greeks who are invading; when he's killed, the whole city erupts into mourning for their coming doom.
29th Mar '17 9:27:22 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuddyThunderstruck'' features the title character, a local celebrity racer that without fail, wins every race he's in without really trying.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BuddyThunderstruck'' features the title character, a local celebrity racer that without fail, wins every race he's in without really trying. [[TheDitz His capability outside the race track however, leaves a lot to be desired]].
29th Mar '17 9:26:21 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuddyThunderstruck'' features the title character, a local celebrity racer that without fail, wins every race he's in without really trying.
28th Mar '17 1:28:59 PM gb00393
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--> '''Jon''': He was better than me at everything: fighting, hunting, and riding... and girls. Gods, the girls loved him. I wanted to hate him, but I never could.

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--> '''Jon''': I was jealous of Robb my whole life. The way my father looked at him? I wanted that. He was better than me at everything: fighting, hunting, and riding... and girls. Gods, the girls loved him. I wanted to hate him, but I never could.
28th Mar '17 9:54:44 AM cherrychels
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* Kasuka Heiwajima from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is ridiculously pretty, brilliant, talented in everything (his list of hobbies is TheLongList), filthy rich, extremely popular, and [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter everything that can possibly make his brother Shizuo look horribly inadequate in comparison]] (Shizuo himself ''adores'' him, but it ''is'' killing his self-esteem - he doesn't even like having their names mentioned in the same sentence because he thinks [[InsultToRocks it's insulting to his brother]]).

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* Kasuka Heiwajima from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is ridiculously pretty, brilliant, talented in everything (his list of hobbies is TheLongList), filthy rich, extremely popular, and [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter everything that can possibly make his brother Shizuo look horribly inadequate in comparison]] (Shizuo himself ''adores'' him, but it ''is'' killing his self-esteem - -- he doesn't even like having their names mentioned in the same sentence because he thinks [[InsultToRocks it's insulting to his brother]]).



** You see, Thunderclash wasn't just a teacher, a trainer, a leader, a mentor, a role model, a counselor, a thinker, a sage, an idol and an inspiration - he was a ''friend''.

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** You see, Thunderclash wasn't just a teacher, a trainer, a leader, a mentor, a role model, a counselor, a thinker, a sage, an idol and an inspiration - -- he was a ''friend''.



* Sara Nelson-Shimazu from the ''LyricalNanoha'' FanFic series called the ''FanFic/DevaSeries''. Although now a PosthumousCharacter and thus subjected to pre-emptive DeusExitMachina, in the backstory she was said to have sealed two Lost Logia on par with the canonical Book of Darkness by herself - remember how much trouble the Book of Darkness gave the canon characters - as well as being a highly accomplished mage who invented the eponymous system of magic, which has spells of both destruction and utility far beyond anything existing systems had to offer.

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* Sara Nelson-Shimazu from the ''LyricalNanoha'' FanFic series called the ''FanFic/DevaSeries''. Although now a PosthumousCharacter and thus subjected to pre-emptive DeusExitMachina, in the backstory she was said to have sealed two Lost Logia on par with the canonical Book of Darkness by herself - -- remember how much trouble the Book of Darkness gave the canon characters - -- as well as being a highly accomplished mage who invented the eponymous system of magic, which has spells of both destruction and utility far beyond anything existing systems had to offer.



** Cedric Diggory is more of a textbook Ace in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''. Good-looking, popular, and is one of the best contestants in the Triwizard Tournament. [[spoiler:Then he is killed in seconds upon confronting the villains]].
** Bill Weasly as well. He's a top Hogwarts student with 12 O.W.L.S, was a prefect, and later Head Boy. Appearance-wise, he was considered cool and handsome, and is much more pleasant and easygoing than his pompous younger brother, Percy, despite being as academically achieved.

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** Cedric Diggory is more of a textbook Ace in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''. Good-looking, popular, kind, and he is one of the best contestants in the Triwizard Tournament. [[spoiler:Then he is killed in seconds upon confronting the villains]].
** Bill Weasly as well.Weasly. He's a top Hogwarts student with 12 O.W.L.S, was a prefect, and later Head Boy. Appearance-wise, he was considered cool and handsome, and is much more pleasant and easygoing than his pompous younger brother, Percy, despite being as academically achieved.



* In ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'', Westley tracks down men on a secret mission and climbs a mountain with his bare hands before easily defeating a master swordsman at fencing, a giant at hand-to-hand combat, and a clever thief at a mind game. Later, through his skills and cunning he and Buttercup become the first people ever to survive the Fire Swamp, and in a physically weakened state after having been revived from the dead, he helps two other men storm a castle surrounded by sixty armed guards, all before [[ToThePain bluffing his way]] out of a swordfight with a man dead-set on killing him, which the man had done once before.

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* In ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'', Westley tracks down men on a secret mission and climbs a mountain with his bare hands before easily defeating a master swordsman at fencing, a giant at hand-to-hand combat, and a clever thief at a mind game. Later, through his skills and cunning he and Buttercup become the first people ever to survive the Fire Swamp, and in a physically weakened state after having been revived from the dead, he helps two other men storm a castle surrounded by sixty armed guards, all before [[ToThePain bluffing his way]] out of a swordfight sword fight with a man dead-set on killing him, which the man had done once before.



* Jeff Raven of 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.

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* Jeff Raven of 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.



* [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tycho_Celchu Tycho Celchu]], an AcePilot of the ''Literature/XWingSeries''. He's a fairly major character, but never the main one, which is just as well since he could very easily become a CanonSue, at least in the novels - in the comics he's one pilot out of twelve and mostly distinguishable because of his origin, his original hairtrigger temper, and his romance with Winter. He's an ''insanely'' good pilot, as a Force-Sensitive protagonist [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Quote:Tycho_Celchu#I.2C_Jedi finds]] - so good that flying against him is apparently the hardest thing Corran has ''ever'' done, and he'd fought a Sith Lord not that long before - and gets a lot of praise from the people on his side, to the point where everyone on his side who doesn't think he's a double agent loves him. He's also a bit of a [[TheWoobie woobie]] in-universe and [[EnsembleDarkHorse very, very popular]] out of it. This exchange, taken entirely out of context:

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* [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Tycho_Celchu Tycho Celchu]], an AcePilot of the ''Literature/XWingSeries''. He's a fairly major character, but never the main one, which is just as well since he could very easily become a CanonSue, at least in the novels - -- in the comics he's one pilot out of twelve and mostly distinguishable because of his origin, his original hairtrigger hair-trigger temper, and his romance with Winter. He's an ''insanely'' good pilot, as a Force-Sensitive protagonist [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Quote:Tycho_Celchu#I.2C_Jedi finds]] - -- so good that flying against him is apparently the hardest thing Corran has ''ever'' done, and he'd fought a Sith Lord not that long before - -- and gets a lot of praise from the people on his side, to the point where everyone on his side who doesn't think he's a double agent loves him. He's also a bit of a [[TheWoobie woobie]] in-universe and [[EnsembleDarkHorse very, very popular]] out of it. This exchange, taken entirely out of context:



** has Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. He is noted to have been an exceptional fighter, singer and was gorgeous. Someone close to him later recounted that he had no interest in fighting, it was just his nature to be superb at everything he tried. Most of the learned individuals of his time believed him to be the [[MessianicArchetype Prince Who Was Promised]] as a result. Of course, none of that lead to him opposing his father, [[TheCaligula Mad King Aerys,]] or saved him from having his chest caved in by [[BloodKnight Robert Baratheon.]]
** While on subject, [[BoisterousBruiser Robert Baratheon]] was once considered this as a fighter. He never lost a duel, [[WarGod led his armies from the front, and he slew three worthy opponents in a single battle]]. Most men [[TheBigGuy couldn't even lift his war hammer]].

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** has Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. He is noted to have been an exceptional fighter, singer and was gorgeous. Someone close to him later recounted that he had no interest in fighting, it was just his nature to be superb at everything he tried. Most of the learned individuals of his time believed him to be the [[MessianicArchetype Prince Who Was Promised]] as a result. Of course, none of that lead to him opposing his father, [[TheCaligula Mad King Aerys,]] or saved him from having his chest caved in by [[BloodKnight Robert Baratheon.]]
** While on subject, [[BoisterousBruiser Robert Baratheon]] was once considered this as a fighter. He never lost a duel, [[WarGod led his armies from the front, and he slew three worthy opponents in a single battle]]. Most men [[TheBigGuy couldn't even lift his war hammer]].



** Jon to his fellow recruits and eventually to most of the Night's Watch despite his youth.
** Robb is described in these terms by both Jon and Theon.

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** Jon to his fellow recruits recruits, his best friend Sam, and eventually to most of the Night's Watch Watch, despite his youth.
** Robb is described in these terms by both his brother Jon and Theon.their father's ward/hostage Theon -- though both Jon and Theon love Robb as a brother and shared very close relationships with him.



** Jaime is easily one of the top swordsmen in Westeros, and he knows it.

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** Jaime is easily one of the top swordsmen in Westeros, Westeros -- and he knows it.



* [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Ynon]] from the Israeli series ''Series/PrisonersOfWar'', who is hand-picked to take part in Operation Judah due to his physical and mental excellence as a soldier, and who is shown to master new skills - such as the use of a code finger-tapping language - in seconds.

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* [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Ynon]] from the Israeli series ''Series/PrisonersOfWar'', who is hand-picked to take part in Operation Judah due to his physical and mental excellence as a soldier, and who is shown to master new skills - -- such as the use of a code finger-tapping language - -- in seconds.



** The Ace of Aces however, was Sanguinius. Sure, he may not have had Guilliman's statesmanship skills, Fulgrim's passion, or the physical prowess of, say, Russ or Vulcan, but he was widely considered the best blend of all of the Emperor's attributes, and he was a NiceGuy and AllLovingHero of the highest caliber. He was also probably the most skilled fighter of the Primarchs, though not necessarily the strongest - just look at how he single-handedly held the gates of the Imperial Palace against literally everything the Forces of Chaos had. To top it off he was the [[{{Bishonen}} prettiest]] Primarch.

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** The Ace of Aces however, was Sanguinius. Sure, he may not have had Guilliman's statesmanship skills, Fulgrim's passion, or the physical prowess of, say, Russ or Vulcan, but he was widely considered the best blend of all of the Emperor's attributes, and he was a NiceGuy and AllLovingHero of the highest caliber. He was also probably the most skilled fighter of the Primarchs, though not necessarily the strongest - -- just look at how he single-handedly held the gates of the Imperial Palace against literally everything the Forces of Chaos had. To top it off he was the [[{{Bishonen}} prettiest]] Primarch.



* Jupiter of ''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'' is athletic, smart, and generally the golden girl, but it's noted by the narration that she has a tendency to screw things up when it really counts - like 'blanking on the last question' or 'missing the winning goal'. [[BrokenAce She has issues stemming from being put on a pedestal.]]

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* Jupiter of ''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'' is athletic, smart, and generally the golden girl, but it's noted by the narration that she has a tendency to screw things up when it really counts - -- like 'blanking on the last question' or 'missing the winning goal'. [[BrokenAce She has issues stemming from being put on a pedestal.]]



* In ''Webcomic/{{Sheldon}}'', Flaco is a former cosmonaut, a gold medalist in the modern pentathlon, read several hundred books over the course of one summer, and - according to one strip - will eventually become an admiral in the Bulgarian navy. Did we mention that he's a foot-tall lizard who talks in squeaking sounds?
* The main character of ''WebComic/TooMuchInformation'' is ''named'' Ace. He doesn't even have a last name. And while he does make mistakes on occasion, he seems to fall into this quite often, especially where women are concerned - practically every female in a 5-mile radius seems to automatically fall for him (including lesbians and ''ghosts''), and he had racked up 7 marriage-proposals before he turned 18. His foot-rubs are internationally renowned. At a charity Bachelor Auction, he brought in $5.000, which resulted from one woman bidding 2.500, and two others pitching in 1.250 each, while agreeing to 'share'. The two who are sharing? A grandmother and granddaughter. The granddaughter is a supermodel. The high bidder? [[spoiler:A vampiress who thinks he's hot]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sheldon}}'', Flaco is a former cosmonaut, a gold medalist in the modern pentathlon, read several hundred books over the course of one summer, and - -- according to one strip - -- will eventually become an admiral in the Bulgarian navy. Did we mention that he's a foot-tall lizard who talks in squeaking sounds?
* The main character of ''WebComic/TooMuchInformation'' is ''named'' Ace. He doesn't even have a last name. And while he does make mistakes on occasion, he seems to fall into this quite often, especially where women are concerned - -- practically every female in a 5-mile radius seems to automatically fall for him (including lesbians and ''ghosts''), and he had racked up 7 marriage-proposals before he turned 18. His foot-rubs are internationally renowned. At a charity Bachelor Auction, he brought in $5.000, which resulted from one woman bidding 2.500, and two others pitching in 1.250 each, while agreeing to 'share'. The two who are sharing? A grandmother and granddaughter. The granddaughter is a supermodel. The high bidder? [[spoiler:A vampiress who thinks he's hot]].



* Quack Quack the duck from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', as a result of scientists performing experiments on him when he was younger - to the extent that he can play tennis by himself, by running from one end of the court to the other before the ball reaches.

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* Quack Quack the duck from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', as a result of scientists performing experiments on him when he was younger - -- to the extent that he can play tennis by himself, by running from one end of the court to the other before the ball reaches.



* Rick Thunderbolt of ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'' is famous, gorgeous (complete with waist-length black hair and CoolShades,) beloved, one of the world's best racers - and knows it. Over the course of the show's first arc, he is crippled so he can never race again, and ends up as a mentor figure to Molly, teaching her everything he knows so that she can succeed where he did not.
* The titular duo of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. They're so exceptionally talented in all fields that they can accomplish literally just about anything imaginable - and will - if they feel it can keep them occupied for a day.

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* Rick Thunderbolt of ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'' is famous, gorgeous (complete with waist-length black hair and CoolShades,) beloved, one of the world's best racers - -- and knows it. Over the course of the show's first arc, he is crippled so he can never race again, and ends up as a mentor figure to Molly, teaching her everything he knows so that she can succeed where he did not.
* The titular duo of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. They're so exceptionally talented in all fields that they can accomplish literally just about anything imaginable - -- and will - -- if they feel it can keep them occupied for a day.
21st Mar '17 6:04:51 AM Yukianesa
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** To give you an idea of just how perfect Sanguinius was, ''[[GloryHound Horus]]'' openly admitted that he believed Sanguinius would have been the better Warmaster. When Guilliman feared the Emperor was dead, he chose Sanguinius to lead his Imperium Secondus.
20th Mar '17 6:03:18 PM TroperBeDoper
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** No mention of Sanguinius? Sure, he may not have had Guilliman's statemanship skills, Fulgrim's passion, or the physical prowess of, say, Russ or Vulcan, but he was widely considered the best blend of all of the Emperor's attributes, and he was a NiceGuy and AllLovingHero of the highest calibre. He was also probably the most skilled fighter of the Primarchs, though not necessarily the strongest - just look at how he single-handedly held the gates of the Imperial Palace against literally everything the Forces of Chaos had. To top it off he was the [[{{Bishonen}} prettiest]] Primarch.

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** No mention The Ace of Sanguinius? Aces however, was Sanguinius. Sure, he may not have had Guilliman's statemanship statesmanship skills, Fulgrim's passion, or the physical prowess of, say, Russ or Vulcan, but he was widely considered the best blend of all of the Emperor's attributes, and he was a NiceGuy and AllLovingHero of the highest calibre.caliber. He was also probably the most skilled fighter of the Primarchs, though not necessarily the strongest - just look at how he single-handedly held the gates of the Imperial Palace against literally everything the Forces of Chaos had. To top it off he was the [[{{Bishonen}} prettiest]] Primarch.
16th Mar '17 6:57:33 AM Gamermaster
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* Kanna is considered to be this by her classmates in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', both academically and physically. It helps that she's a centuries old dragon from another world.
14th Mar '17 1:21:10 PM DeathDoubleForce
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** The Zero Division, also known as the Royal Guard, are a squad comprised of these. In fact, their combined combat prowess is said to surpass that of the Gotei 13 itself, and even Sosuke Aizen avoids confronting them head-on without preparation. Too bad they are crushed by Yhwach and his Schutzstaffel, who are monsters far above their level.
22nd Feb '17 11:33:43 AM Adeon
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** No mention of Sanguinius? Sure, he may not have had Guilliman's statemanship skills, Fulgrim's passion, or the physical prowess of, say, Russ or Vulcan, but he was widely considered the best blend of all of the Emperor's attributes, and he was a NiceGuy and AllLovingHero of the highest calibre. He was also probably the most skilled fighter of the Primarchs, though not necessarily the strongest - just look at how he single-handedly held the gates of the Imperial Palace against literally everything the Forces of Chaos had.

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** No mention of Sanguinius? Sure, he may not have had Guilliman's statemanship skills, Fulgrim's passion, or the physical prowess of, say, Russ or Vulcan, but he was widely considered the best blend of all of the Emperor's attributes, and he was a NiceGuy and AllLovingHero of the highest calibre. He was also probably the most skilled fighter of the Primarchs, though not necessarily the strongest - just look at how he single-handedly held the gates of the Imperial Palace against literally everything the Forces of Chaos had. To top it off he was the [[{{Bishonen}} prettiest]] Primarch.
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