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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.
18th Sep '16 7:44:58 PM technix
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*** In Kalos where Mega Evolution is introduced, Ash did not get on the Mega boat (questionable, as the Ash-Greninja Bond Phenemon is arguable equivalent to Mega Greninja.) Yet he still managed to score the runner-up in the Kalos legaue, losing only to Alain. By the way, when he is trying to take out opponents' Megas, it is usually Pikachu that delivers the final kick, a Pokemon that is not fully evolved yet.
11th Sep '16 3:49:08 PM WillKeaton
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* The King of Mamodos in ''Manga/ZatchBell''.

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* The King of Mamodos in ''Manga/ZatchBell''.''Manga/ZatchBell''
11th Sep '16 3:48:09 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is sort of an UnbuiltTrope when it comes to this, in that the ultimate goal of the main antagonist Raoh is to be the best martial artist ever, and become powerful enough to conquer even the heavens. This leads to him becoming an evil, power-hungry tyrant. TheHero Kensihiro himself simply WandersTheEarth as the current inheritor of the Fist Of the North Star and protects the weak and defenceless. He has no desires other than passing on the technique as is his duty as the Inheritor. Its hinted at that Raoh's orphaned son will eventually become the next inheritor towards the end of the series.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is sort of an UnbuiltTrope when it comes to this, in that the ultimate goal of the main antagonist Raoh is to be the best martial artist ever, and become powerful enough to conquer even the heavens. This leads to him becoming an evil, power-hungry tyrant. TheHero Kensihiro himself simply WandersTheEarth [[WalkingTheEarth wander the Earth]] as the current inheritor of the Fist Of the North Star and protects the weak and defenceless. He has no desires other than passing on the technique as is his duty as the Inheritor. Its hinted at that Raoh's orphaned son will eventually become the next inheritor towards the end of the series.
11th Sep '16 3:46:47 PM WillKeaton
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->''"I wanna be the very best,\\

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->''"I wanna be the very best,\\best,''\\
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