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11th Jun '16 4:25:56 PM nombretomado
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* Richard of the SwordOfTruth is restricted to this to prevent him from being a total GameBreaker.

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* Richard of the SwordOfTruth Literature/SwordOfTruth is restricted to this to prevent him from being a total GameBreaker.
4th Feb '16 7:09:35 AM FF32
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** An expected subversion in a ''ComicStrip/FarSide'' cartoon, with The Little Engine looking the worse for wear, leaning against a building with a beggar's hat in front of him, and a sign reading "I thought I could, I thought I could..."

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** An expected subversion in a ''ComicStrip/FarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon, with The Little Engine looking the worse for wear, leaning against a building with a beggar's hat in front of him, and a sign reading "I thought I could, I thought I could..."
27th Dec '15 1:55:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** Yuthura Ban of VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic mentioned something that sounded like the dark side version of this; just another illustration of how Jedi and Sith are NotSoDifferent.


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* Yuthura Ban of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' mentioned something that sounded like the dark side version of this; just another illustration of how Jedi and Sith are NotSoDifferent.
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27th Dec '15 1:54:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** Kevin Sorbo's line from the first season finale of Andromeda 'All that matters in life is that you try, promise me you'll try' was an homage to this scene as it was preceded by a 'why we fight' speech.
27th Dec '15 1:53:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used by Master Shifu in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' when he finally figures out how to train Po. Makes sense, really, since he - at times - seems just a [[strike:gallon]] [[IncrediblyLamePun half-pint]] of green dye short of being Yoda.
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has the titular character taking her father's place in the army, and failing miserably in training. After Shang essentially tells her she's too weak to make it, she becomes determined enough to do what no one else could. Retrieving the arrow atop a pole while wearing heavy weights around her wrists, from there her abilities are shown to be better than everyone else in the army. This also seems to inspire the rest of the trainees into TakingALevelInBadass.
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* Used by Master Shifu in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' when he finally figures out how to train Po. Makes sense, really, since he - at times - seems just a [[strike:gallon]] [[IncrediblyLamePun half-pint]] of green dye short of being Yoda.



* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has the titular character taking her father's place in the army, and failing miserably in training. After Shang essentially tells her she's too weak to make it, she becomes determined enough to do what no one else could. Retrieving the arrow atop a pole while wearing heavy weights around her wrists, from there her abilities are shown to be better than everyone else in the army. This also seems to inspire the rest of the trainees into TakingALevelInBadass.
20th Sep '15 1:07:33 PM Piando
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* Yoda's force training of Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack. Oddly, this subverts the very trope it names, as Luke fails to rise to the occasion of using the Force to move his sunken X-wing out of a lake. He gives up until Yoda demonstrates how {{Badass}} he is by raising the X-wing out of the water.

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* Yoda's force training of Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack.''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack". Oddly, this subverts the very trope it names, as Luke fails to rise to the occasion of using the Force to move his sunken X-wing out of a lake. He gives up until Yoda demonstrates how {{Badass}} he is by raising the X-wing out of the water.
20th Sep '15 1:06:51 PM Piando
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* Yoda's force training of Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikeBack. Oddly, this subverts the very trope it names, as Luke fails to rise to the occasion of using the Force to move his sunken X-wing out of a lake. He gives up until Yoda demonstrates how {{Badass}} he is by raising the X-wing out of the water.

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* Yoda's force training of Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikeBack.''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack. Oddly, this subverts the very trope it names, as Luke fails to rise to the occasion of using the Force to move his sunken X-wing out of a lake. He gives up until Yoda demonstrates how {{Badass}} he is by raising the X-wing out of the water.



** An expected subversion in a ''FarSide'' cartoon, with The Little Engine looking the worse for wear, leaning against a building with a beggar's hat in front of him, and a sign reading "I thought I could, I thought I could..."

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** An expected subversion in a ''FarSide'' ''ComicStrip/FarSide'' cartoon, with The Little Engine looking the worse for wear, leaning against a building with a beggar's hat in front of him, and a sign reading "I thought I could, I thought I could..."
20th Sep '15 1:05:29 PM Piando
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* Yoda's force training of Luke in ''[[StarWars The Empire Strikes Back]]''. Oddly, this subverts the very trope it names, as Luke fails to rise to the occasion of using the Force to move his sunken X-wing out of a lake. He gives up until Yoda demonstrates how {{badass}} he is by raising the X-wing out of the water.

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* Yoda's force training of Luke in ''[[StarWars The Empire Strikes Back]]''.''Film/TheEmpireStrikeBack. Oddly, this subverts the very trope it names, as Luke fails to rise to the occasion of using the Force to move his sunken X-wing out of a lake. He gives up until Yoda demonstrates how {{badass}} {{Badass}} he is by raising the X-wing out of the water.



** Yuthura Ban of KnightsOfTheOldRepublic mentioned something that sounded like the dark side version of this; just another illustration of how Jedi and Sith are NotSoDifferent.

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** Yuthura Ban of KnightsOfTheOldRepublic VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic mentioned something that sounded like the dark side version of this; just another illustration of how Jedi and Sith are NotSoDifferent.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Toph's attitude to Aang whilst learning Earthbending is a definite "There is no try" attitude: "If you're not tough enough to stop the rock, then you could at least give it the pleasure of smooshing you instead of jumping out of the way like a jelly-boned wimp!!" This is because each of the bending discplines requires a particular quality in the bender, in this case stubborn, willful hard-headedness.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Toph's attitude to Aang whilst learning Earthbending [[DishingOutDirt Earthbending]] is a definite "There is no try" attitude: "If you're not tough enough to stop the rock, then you could at least give it the pleasure of smooshing you instead of jumping out of the way like a jelly-boned wimp!!" This is because each of the bending discplines requires a particular quality in the bender, in this case stubborn, willful hard-headedness.
24th Aug '15 9:04:09 AM Tesseract
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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has the titular character taking her father's place in the army, and failing miserably in training. After Shang essentially tells her she's too weak to make it, she becomes determined enough to do what no one else could. Retrieving the arrow atop a pole while wearing heavy weights around her wrists, from there her abilities are shown to be better than everyone else in the army. This also seems to inspire the rest of the trainee's into TakingALevelInBadass

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has the titular character taking her father's place in the army, and failing miserably in training. After Shang essentially tells her she's too weak to make it, she becomes determined enough to do what no one else could. Retrieving the arrow atop a pole while wearing heavy weights around her wrists, from there her abilities are shown to be better than everyone else in the army. This also seems to inspire the rest of the trainee's trainees into TakingALevelInBadassTakingALevelInBadass.
27th Jul '15 3:34:17 PM Narsil
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Examines the trope when Kanan tells Ezra "Do or do not, ThereIsNoTry!" and Ezra retorts that it makes no sense, how can he do something if he doesn't try it first? Kanan admits he always had trouble with that one, too, but "Master Yoda sure used to say it a lot!" Later they come back to the mental hang-up explanation for the advice.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Examines the trope when Kanan tells Ezra "Do or do not, ThereIsNoTry!" and Ezra retorts that it makes no sense, how sense: "How can he do I ''do'' something if he doesn't try it first? I don't ''try'' to do it?" Kanan admits he always had trouble with that one, too, but "Master Yoda sure used to say it a lot!" Later they come back to the mental hang-up explanation for the advice.
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