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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.
28th Apr '15 7:48:11 PM ultimomant
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* In ''VideoGame/DeadRising2: Off the Record'', Frank West got so caught up in the fame he got from the events of ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' that all he was doing was talk shows and publicity events. Soon his FifteenMinutesOfFame are up and he has to rediscover what made him famous in the first place, being an awesome [[IntrepidReporter photojournalist]] and zombie-slaying hero.
4th Apr '15 1:27:42 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Videl explains that after Mr. Satan became world famous, he got so caught up the money, prestige, and women that he stopped training. Gohan sensed that Videl was already stronger and more skilled in martial arts than Mr. Satan.
28th Mar '15 8:54:46 PM nombretomado
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* Seems to happen to at least one Griffin family member at least once a season on ''FamilyGuy''.
* ''{{Daria}}'' has a variant in one episode where artsy Jane gets a job doing copies of famous pictures for some easy money. She soon loses motivation to do her own original work and is noticeably stung when a customer notes that her technique is becoming lazy.

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* Seems to happen to at least one Griffin family member at least once a season on ''FamilyGuy''.
''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' has a variant in one episode where artsy Jane gets a job doing copies of famous pictures for some easy money. She soon loses motivation to do her own original work and is noticeably stung when a customer notes that her technique is becoming lazy.
22nd Mar '15 8:09:57 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheCitadel'', Andrew Manson starts out as a crusading young doctor doing pioneering research in tuberculosis. But this leaves him hungry and broke, so he sells out and joins a practice catering to rich hypochondriacs. He earns a lot of money, but feels guilty.
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