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* TropeNamer is ''Film/RockyIII'' anthem "[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Eye Of The Tiger]]" by {{Music/Survivor}}. The song is basically a summary of Rocky's meteoritic rise and subsequent BadassDecay during the film. Of course it also details Rocky's triumphant comeback as he regains his killer instinct, the titular "eye of the tiger."

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* TropeNamer is ''Film/RockyIII'' anthem "[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Eye Of The Tiger]]" by {{Music/Survivor}}. The song is basically a summary of Rocky's meteoritic rise and subsequent BadassDecay during the film. Of course it also details Rocky's triumphant comeback as he regains his killer instinct, the titular "eye of the tiger." "



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* Many stories in the WWF/WWE highlight this trope as the frequent downfall of heels (and occasionally faces) who have been champions for long periods of time. Eventually a combination of arrogance and complacency lands them a defeat at the hands of their title hungry rival.
** Stone Cold's infamous FaceHeelTurn had him ally with ArchEnemy VinceMcMahon to claim the title at Wrestlemania 17. However Austin's main drive was largely to torment and harass Vince and his allies. His BadassDecay got to the point where Vince himself was actively trying to provoke him into attacking him so he'd snap out of it. Fittingly Austin did eventually return to his [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor old self]] by [[ChronicBackStabbingDisorder screwing]] Vince and the ''entire'' WWF - by handing a win to WCW, no less.
** CM Punk accused John Cena, in his hometown of Boston no less, of having sold-out his ideals and no longer being the plucky underdog he portrayed himself as. Punk pointed out he was now a multi-time champion and merchandise machine. His greatest insult came when he claimed that as much as Cena wanted to pretend he was like his beloved Red Sox, he was more like the ''New York Yankees''.

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* Many stories in the WWF/WWE highlight this trope as the frequent downfall of heels (and occasionally faces) who have been champions for long periods of time. Eventually a combination of arrogance and complacency lands them a defeat at the hands of their title hungry rival.
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** Stone Cold's infamous FaceHeelTurn had him ally with ArchEnemy VinceMcMahon to claim the title at Wrestlemania 17. However Austin's main drive was largely to torment and harass Vince and his allies. His BadassDecay got to the point where Vince himself was actively trying to provoke him into attacking him so he'd snap out of it. Fittingly Austin did eventually return to his [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor old self]] by [[ChronicBackStabbingDisorder screwing]] Vince and the ''entire'' WWF - by handing a win to WCW, no less.
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** CM Punk accused John Cena, in his hometown of Boston no less, of having sold-out his ideals and no longer being the plucky underdog he portrayed himself as. Punk pointed out he was now a multi-time champion and merchandise machine. His greatest insult came when he claimed that as much as Cena wanted to pretend he was like his beloved Red Sox, he was more like the ''New York Yankees''.

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4th Aug '16 5:54:07 AM damus2300
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* Jack from ''Film/LAConfidential'' is a brilliant police detective but he's gotten deep used to living the Hollywood lifestyle because he's on the take and he consults for a TV police drama. The Night Owl murder investigation reinvigorates him. [[spoiler:He is killed by his corrupt chief when he finds a clue.]]

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* Jack from ''Film/LAConfidential'' is a brilliant police detective but he's gotten deep used to living the Hollywood lifestyle because he's on the take and he consults for a TV police drama. The Night Owl murder investigation reinvigorates him. [[spoiler:He is killed by his corrupt chief when he finds a clue.]]
4th Aug '16 5:53:28 AM damus2300
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* Jack from ''Film/LAConfidential'' is a brilliant police detective but he's gotten deep used to living the Hollywood lifestyle because he's on the take and he consults for a TV police drama. The Night Owl murder investigation reinvigorates him. [[spoiler:He is killed by his corrupt chief when he finds a clue.]]
3rd Aug '16 12:43:27 AM damus2300
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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' has tycoon Adrian Veidt who uses his former superhero persona Ozymandias as a merchandising juggernaut. Rorschach sees him as a sellout. [[spoiler:He couldn't be more wrong. His obsession with saving the world far outstrips Rorschach's, with tragic results.]]
9th May '16 10:17:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* A theme in ''RockyIII'' is that Rocky Balboa got so caught up in the fame and money that he lost his edge. His rival Clubber Lang paints himself as the hungry new star and Rocky of being a "paper champion" living on past glory. Heck, the theme for the movie even includes the trope name.

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* A theme in ''RockyIII'' ''Film/RockyIII'' is that Rocky Balboa got so caught up in the fame and money that he lost his edge. His rival Clubber Lang paints himself as the hungry new star and Rocky of being a "paper champion" living on past glory. Heck, the theme for the movie even includes the trope name.



* ''TwoForTheMoney''. Creator/MatthewMcConaughey is a former athlete who becomes a successful sports betting advisor due to his knowledge, meticulous research and expert analysis. Once he reaches the top he becomes so enamoured of his own legend that he stops doing the work that made him so good in the first place.

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* ''TwoForTheMoney''.''Film/TwoForTheMoney''. Creator/MatthewMcConaughey is a former athlete who becomes a successful sports betting advisor due to his knowledge, meticulous research and expert analysis. Once he reaches the top he becomes so enamoured of his own legend that he stops doing the work that made him so good in the first place.



* TropeNamer is ''RockyIII'' anthem "[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Eye Of The Tiger]]" by {{Music/Survivor}}. The song is basically a summary of Rocky's meteoritic rise and subsequent BadassDecay during the film. Of course it also details Rocky's triumphant comeback as he regains his killer instinct, the titular "eye of the tiger."

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* TropeNamer is ''RockyIII'' ''Film/RockyIII'' anthem "[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Eye Of The Tiger]]" by {{Music/Survivor}}. The song is basically a summary of Rocky's meteoritic rise and subsequent BadassDecay during the film. Of course it also details Rocky's triumphant comeback as he regains his killer instinct, the titular "eye of the tiger."
29th Apr '16 3:45:05 AM Adept
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* Mokoyama from ''YakitateJapan'' got this way when he was hired by St. Pierre, becoming more interested in luxury and makeovers than baking.

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* Mokoyama from ''YakitateJapan'' ''Manga/YakitateJapan'' got this way when he was hired by St. Pierre, becoming more interested in luxury and makeovers than baking.
24th Feb '16 6:01:13 PM MegaMarioMan
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* Ace Hardlight in ''RatchetDeadlocked''.

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* Ace Hardlight in ''RatchetDeadlocked''.''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked''.
7th Nov '15 10:45:18 AM Pastykake
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--> -- '''TheWhiteStripes''', "Little Room"

A character becomes successful in an activity, promptly lets success go to their head and then loses the drive that made this character successful in the first place.

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--> -- '''TheWhiteStripes''', '''Music/TheWhiteStripes''', "Little Room"

A character becomes successful in an activity, promptly lets success go to their head his or her head, and then loses the drive that made this character him or her successful in the first place.
24th Sep '15 4:23:08 AM EDP
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* ''Manga/TigerMask'' propose an interesting variant: at one pointsTiger Mask ''did'' stop training beyond the bare minimum and lost his edge, but was ''because'' the reason he was fighting, namely [[SavingTheOrphanage paying the bills for the orphanage where he grew up before Tiger's Cave]], got him caught in a series of matches for his NWA Maskmen World Champion belt and just didn't have time to train, and by the time he got to the eight and last challenger, Tiger's Cave wrestler Miracle 3, he wasn't at his best anymore, and once his [[FinishingMove Fujiyama Tiger Breaker]] failed he couldn't fight back effectively and lost. [[LaserGuidedKarma Winning backfired horribly on Miracle 3]], as losing gave Tiger Mask the time to train himself back into shape (becoming a match for Miracle 3) and devise the Tiger V (that Miracle 3, not having seen before, could not counter), leading to Miracle 3's defeat and [[spoiler:unmasking as a fraud]].
24th Jul '15 4:26:42 PM nombretomado
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* This is the plot of ''MerrilyWeRollAlong'' (both the Kaufman and Hart play and the musical loosely based on it), only done BackToFront.

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* This is the plot of ''MerrilyWeRollAlong'' ''Theatre/MerrilyWeRollAlong'' (both the Kaufman and Hart play and the musical loosely based on it), only done BackToFront.
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