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11th May '17 12:24:56 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'': Josef wants to become the best swordsman in the world, as he believes that this is the only way he'll ever be worthy of wielding the Heart of War, world's most powerful sword. At the end of the second book [[spoiler:the blade gets fed up with this and tells him to just pick it up and use it already, as he's wasting a valuable resource.]]
7th May '17 9:48:08 AM Game_Fan
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** Orochimaru became a villain prior to the start of the series because of his desire to learn all jutsu in the world. The problem is that certain justsu are limited to members of specific bloodlines, making them impossible for him to learn under normal circumstances.
14th Apr '17 7:30:00 PM creader
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* ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'': The winner of the titular races [[spoiler:gets to be the Avatar]]. The thing is, everyone in the races believes that the prize is the granting of whatever they wish.


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* ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'': The winner of the titular races [[spoiler:gets to be the Avatar]]. The thing is, everyone in the races believes that the prize is the granting of whatever they wish.
6th Apr '17 10:16:19 PM nombretomado
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*** [[FridgeLogic Though you kind of wonder why Ash is still ineligible to battle against any of the Elite Four, or participate in the actual game's version of the Pokémon World Tournament, when he's consistently ranked up high in all five regions, and defeated all of the Frontier Brains.]] On a different note considering that the games themselves are a series of massive {{GuideDangIt}}s on parade, it's kind of amazing that Ash does eventually manage to keep being on top on things, more or less.
* In ''PokemonSpecial'', this is the goal of at least one protagonist per generation, in some way or another. Those that specifically want to be Pokemon Masters are Red and Green. Others that do the gym challenges and/or the battle frontiers are Sapphire, Emerald and Platinum. The ultimate Pokemon catcher would be Crystal, completing all the Pokedexes she is given minus the legendaries. The one who wants to be the best Coordinator is Ruby, who competes with Sapphire to see who can be a master first. Lastly, the concept is parodied with Diamond and Pearl, whose goal is ToBeAMaster of the BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.

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*** [[FridgeLogic Though you kind of wonder why Ash is still ineligible to battle against any of the Elite Four, or participate in the actual game's version of the Pokémon World Tournament, when he's consistently ranked up high in all five regions, and defeated all of the Frontier Brains.]] On a different note considering that the games themselves are a series of massive {{GuideDangIt}}s {{Guide Dang It}}s on parade, it's kind of amazing that Ash does eventually manage to keep being on top on things, more or less.
* In ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', this is the goal of at least one protagonist per generation, in some way or another. Those that specifically want to be Pokemon Masters are Red and Green. Others that do the gym challenges and/or the battle frontiers are Sapphire, Emerald and Platinum. The ultimate Pokemon catcher would be Crystal, completing all the Pokedexes she is given minus the legendaries. The one who wants to be the best Coordinator is Ruby, who competes with Sapphire to see who can be a master first. Lastly, the concept is parodied with Diamond and Pearl, whose goal is ToBeAMaster of the BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.
14th Feb '17 4:44:28 PM Nejiiuyn
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', this is the stated goal of Luffy, who wants to become King of the Pirates, and Zoro, who strives to become The World's Greatest Swordsman.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', this is the stated goal of Luffy, who wants to become King of the Pirates, Pirate King, and Zoro, who strives to become The World's Greatest Swordsman.
24th Jan '17 9:06:57 AM Odacon_Spy
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** Averted in [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]], as you are canonically the first person to challenge Alola's Pokemon League, and become it's first ever champion (though you still need to battle [[spoiler:Kukui]] after defeating the Elite Four). From that point on, NPCs in the world will refer to you as the Champion. Challenging the Pokemon League subsequent times will [[spoiler:result in you having to defend your title from other challengers, including major story NPCs and trainers that only appear in this context]].

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** Averted in [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]], as you are canonically the first person to challenge Alola's Pokemon League, and become it's first ever champion (though you still need to battle [[spoiler:Kukui]] after defeating the Elite Four). From that point on, NPCs [=NPCs=] in the world will refer to you as the Champion. Challenging the Pokemon League subsequent times will [[spoiler:result in you having to defend your title from other challengers, including major story NPCs [=NPCs=] and trainers that only appear in this context]].
19th Jan '17 12:55:10 PM Willbyr
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* The King of Shamans in ''ShamanKing''. Yoh wants to become Shaman King so that he can lead a life of luxury and relaxation. His arranged fiance also wants the same things. Oddly enough, they work HARD (Though Anna frequently has to bully Yoh to do so) for the ability to lie around all day.

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* The King of Shamans in ''ShamanKing''.''Manga/ShamanKing''. Yoh wants to become Shaman King so that he can lead a life of luxury and relaxation. His arranged fiance also wants the same things. Oddly enough, they work HARD (Though Anna frequently has to bully Yoh to do so) for the ability to lie around all day.
3rd Jan '17 7:27:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, MutekiKanbanMusume deconstructs this trope: No one of our protagonist wants to be the best at their jobs, but all they want to be the biggest TheBully in all town

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* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, MutekiKanbanMusume ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' deconstructs this trope: No one of our protagonist wants to be the best at their jobs, but all they want to be the biggest TheBully in all town
4th Dec '16 11:22:16 PM NightErrant
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** Averted in [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]], as you are canonically the first person to challenge Alola's Pokemon League, and become it's first ever champion (though you still need to battle [[spoiler:Kukui]] after defeating the Elite Four). From that point on, NPCs in the world will refer to you as the Champion. Challenging the Pokemon League subsequent times will [[spoiler:result in you having to defend your title from other challengers, including major story NPCs and trainers that only appear in this context]].


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22nd Sep '16 3:39:05 PM __Vano
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The only catch? [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption They'll be lucky if they achieve this goal in the next]] ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption fifteen years]]'' (although there are also cases where attaining mastery isn't that far off). To Be a Master is such a successful format that these weekly tv series sometimes tend to [[LongRunners drag on for years]] (especially if it's really, really popular) in an effort to exploit as much as possible out of the show... We're all suckers for starry-eyed youths who fight to accomplish their dreams, so expect LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and a strict SortingAlgorithmOfEvil to keep feeding new 'challenges' to our hero week after week. Throw in the ''inevitable'' TournamentArc and levelling [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours powerups]] and we're ready to go!

Apart from sports manga, where the ultimate goal is to win some sort of ''trophy'', the usual reward in 'To Be a Master' consists of a title, something along the lines of "The World-Theme King" or "The World-Theme Master," that is acknowledged by literally ''everyone'' in that world- and brings a set of privileges with it, hopefully the power to make your dreams come true. If there is a title, important plot points will be ''who held the title before'' and the fact that it can only be gained under ''special'' circumstances, such as being a designated candidate to take part in a ''worldwide tournament''. Otherwise, the main character will likely just want to make their dreams come true, even there isn't any kind of title.

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The only catch? [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption They'll be lucky if they achieve this goal in the next]] ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption fifteen years]]'' (although there are also cases where attaining mastery isn't that far off). To Be a Master is such a successful format that these weekly tv TV series sometimes tend to [[LongRunners drag on for years]] (especially if it's really, really popular) in an effort to [[MerchandiseDriven exploit as much as possible possible]] out of the show... show. We're all suckers for starry-eyed youths who fight to accomplish their dreams, so expect LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and a strict SortingAlgorithmOfEvil to keep feeding new 'challenges' to our hero week after week.week (year after year). Throw in the ''inevitable'' TournamentArc and levelling [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours powerups]] and we're ready to go!

Apart from sports manga, where the ultimate goal is to win some sort of ''trophy'', the usual reward in 'To Be a Master' consists of a title, something along the lines of "The World-Theme King" or "The World-Theme Master," that is acknowledged by literally ''everyone'' in that world- and brings a set of privileges with it, hopefully the power to make your dreams come true. If there is a title, important plot points will be ''who held the title before'' and the fact that it can only be gained under ''special'' circumstances, such as being a designated candidate to take part in a ''worldwide tournament''. Otherwise, the main character will likely just want to make their dreams come true, even if there isn't any kind of title.
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