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9th Aug '17 4:12:52 PM Dubbeleh
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', anyone who faces against the [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes titular villain]] is easily dealt with. ComicBook/TheFalcon suffered a CurbStompBattle while ''in his wing suit'', and [[Comicbook/BlackWIdow Natasha]], who put up one hell of a fight, was quickly overwhelmed by his combat ability and shot in the shoulder. The only exception to this is [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve]], who early on defeated [[BadassNormal Batroc]] and an entire elevator filled with ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents entirely on his own. It's shown that Steve and the Winter Soldier are equals in one-on-one combat, due to being the only physically enhanced humans in the entire film. This is all to build suspense, as while Steve is the only one capable of defeating the Winter Soldier in combat, [[spoiler:he is also the ''least'' capable person of facing against him, due to the Winter Soldier's true identity as Bucky Barnes, Steve's long-thought dead best friend.]]

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', anyone who faces against the [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes titular villain]] is easily dealt with. ComicBook/TheFalcon suffered a CurbStompBattle while ''in his wing suit'', and [[Comicbook/BlackWIdow Natasha]], who put up one hell of a fight, was quickly overwhelmed by his combat ability and shot in the shoulder. The only exception to this is [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve]], who early on defeated [[BadassNormal Batroc]] and later an entire elevator filled with ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents entirely on his own. It's shown that Steve and the Winter Soldier are equals in one-on-one combat, due to being the only physically enhanced humans in the entire film. This is all to build suspense, as while Steve is the only one capable of defeating the Winter Soldier in combat, [[spoiler:he is also the ''least'' capable person of facing against him, due to the Winter Soldier's true identity as Bucky Barnes, Steve's long-thought dead best friend.]]
3rd Aug '17 10:57:02 AM kenyastarflight
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3rd Aug '17 10:56:38 AM kenyastarflight
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* The title character of [[Music/JimCroce "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"]] is set up throughout the song as "the baddest man in the whole damn town," complete with packing a gun and razor wherever he goes... but by the end of the song, a bar fight with the husband of a woman he's checking out has left him [[BodyHorror looking like "a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone"]].
8th Jul '17 11:22:06 AM CaptainPedant
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*** Then in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', just to show how dangerous Wolfgang von Uberwald is, he beats Carrot in his turn like a [[IncrediblyLamePun red-headed stepchild]].
19th Jun '17 3:15:54 PM TheNerevarine
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* In [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], Ares is recognized as the god of war and embodiment of physical power, but tends to lose or get humiliated in nearly every story about him. He gets trapped and humiliated by Hephaestus when Ares and Aphrodite (Hephaestus' consort) are caught in an illicit love affair, is terrified into retreating from the monster Typhon, loses a boxing match to Apollo, ends up wounded by the hero [[Literature/TheIliad Diomedes]] with the aid of Athena forcing him to flee the battle, gets defeated by Hercules twice and stripped of his armor in one instance, is locked in a bronze jar by the Aloadae requiring Hermes to free him, and is defeated in battle with [[GeniusBruiser Athena]] by a rock to the head. Athena had a habit of humiliating him and Zeus generally said he was worthless. His humiliations are usually attributed to the Greeks preferring the more intellectual Athena and Ares being hated for embodying the chaotic and destructive nature of warfare. Oh, and Nike (Victory) usually sided against him. (In fact, the only gods who liked him were probably Eris, Aphrodite, and maybe Hades, seeing as deaths caused by war gave him more subjects.)
* Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty and love, and the most beautiful goddess of them all, yet a lot of really beautiful women or semi-goddesses were frequently compared to her and proclaimed to either equal to her or even surpass her. For instance, there is Psyche who charmed Eros, Aphrodite's son, or Hellen, Zeus's illegitimate daughter, whose beauty contributed to enhance, if not cause, the Trojan war.

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* In [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], Mythology]]:
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Ares is recognized as the god of war and embodiment of physical power, but tends to lose or get humiliated in nearly every story about him. He gets trapped and humiliated by Hephaestus when Ares and Aphrodite (Hephaestus' consort) are caught in an illicit love affair, is terrified into retreating from the monster Typhon, loses a boxing match to Apollo, ends up wounded by the hero [[Literature/TheIliad Diomedes]] with the aid of Athena forcing him to flee the battle, gets defeated by Hercules twice and stripped of his armor in one instance, is locked in a bronze jar by the Aloadae requiring Hermes to free him, and is defeated in battle with [[GeniusBruiser Athena]] by a rock to the head. Athena had a habit of humiliating him and Zeus generally said he was worthless. His humiliations are usually attributed to the Greeks preferring the more intellectual Athena and Ares being hated for embodying the chaotic and destructive nature of warfare. Oh, and Nike (Victory) usually sided against him. (In fact, the only gods who liked him were probably Eris, Aphrodite, and maybe Hades, seeing as deaths caused by war gave him more subjects.)
* ** Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty and love, and the most beautiful goddess of them all, yet a lot of really beautiful women or semi-goddesses demigoddesses were frequently compared to her and proclaimed to either equal to her or even surpass her. For instance, there is Psyche who charmed Eros, Aphrodite's son, or Hellen, Zeus's illegitimate daughter, whose beauty contributed to enhance, if not cause, the Trojan war.
24th May '17 4:08:41 AM MagBas
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** [[YMMV/HomePage Your Mileage May Vary]]: Ares' bad rap comes from Athens, the most prominent Greek city state, which highly valued art and civilization, and since most written records are from Athens people tend to assume the views of Athens reflected the views of all Greece. In Sparta, however, Ares was the model soldier with unrivaled resilience and military intelligence, so venerated the Spartans honored him with human sacrifices. Among the Romans later on, Mars was second only to Jupiter in the Pantheon, was the father of the Roman people, and symbolized military power used to secure peace.
23rd May '17 10:56:52 PM BoggiFroggy
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** [[YMMV/Your Mileage May Vary]]: Ares' bad rap comes from Athens, the most prominent Greek city state, which highly valued art and civilization, and since most written records are from Athens people tend to assume the views of Athens reflected the views of all Greece. In Sparta, however, Ares was the model soldier with unrivaled resilience and military intelligence, so venerated the Spartans honored him with human sacrifices. Among the Romans later on, Mars was second only to Jupiter in the Pantheon, was the father of the Roman people, and symbolized military power used to secure peace.

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** [[YMMV/Your [[YMMV/HomePage Your Mileage May Vary]]: Ares' bad rap comes from Athens, the most prominent Greek city state, which highly valued art and civilization, and since most written records are from Athens people tend to assume the views of Athens reflected the views of all Greece. In Sparta, however, Ares was the model soldier with unrivaled resilience and military intelligence, so venerated the Spartans honored him with human sacrifices. Among the Romans later on, Mars was second only to Jupiter in the Pantheon, was the father of the Roman people, and symbolized military power used to secure peace.
23rd May '17 10:55:01 PM BoggiFroggy
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** [[YMMV/Your Mileage May Vary]]: Ares' bad rap comes from Athens, the most prominent Greek city state, which highly valued art and civilization, and since most written records are from Athens people tend to assume the views of Athens reflected the views of all Greece. In Sparta, however, Ares was the model soldier with unrivaled resilience and military intelligence, so venerated the Spartans honored him with human sacrifices. Among the Romans later on, Mars was second only to Jupiter in the Pantheon, was the father of the Roman people, and symbolized military power used to secure peace.
21st May '17 5:31:23 PM nombretomado
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* This is actively subverted in White Wolf's ''WerewolfTheForsaken''. The Rahu Auspice are the designated tough guy in any pack. What inborn ability do they gain for being Rahu? The ability to tell at a glance whether or not they could take a given opponent in a fight.

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* This is actively subverted in White Wolf's ''WerewolfTheForsaken''.''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''. The Rahu Auspice are the designated tough guy in any pack. What inborn ability do they gain for being Rahu? The ability to tell at a glance whether or not they could take a given opponent in a fight.
21st May '17 4:16:33 AM eroock
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