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16th Nov '17 11:14:42 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', the wizards win over Ankh-Morpork United, despite the fact that they've had less training, are a combination of [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits fat wizards, an ape, an orc, and a boy who can only play football with tin cans]], ''and'' [[CheatersNeverProsper play more fairly]] than much of Ankh-Morpork United. It helps that a supporter is willing to [[LoopholeAbuse abuse some loopholes]] though. It also helped that by the end the United captain was so discusted with the lunatics on his team that he deliberately gave them an opening for a winning point.

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* In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', the wizards win over Ankh-Morpork United, despite the fact that they've had less training, are a combination of [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits fat wizards, an ape, an orc, and a boy who can only play football with tin cans]], ''and'' [[CheatersNeverProsper play more fairly]] than much of Ankh-Morpork United. It helps that a supporter is willing to [[LoopholeAbuse abuse some loopholes]] though. It also helped that by the end the United captain was so discusted disgusted with the lunatics on his team that he deliberately gave them an opening for a winning point.
9th Nov '17 6:11:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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* The "Are We The Baddies?" sketch in ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]] involves two SS officers, [[HeelRealization already beginning to suspect that they might be on the wrong side of history]] [[SkeletonMotif thanks to the skulls on their uniform caps]], note that the course of the Second World War has begun to strongly resemble the plot of every UnderdogsNeverLose movie ever made:

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* The Discussed in the radio and stage version of the "Are We The Baddies?" sketch in ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]] involves two Sound]]. Two [[ThoseWackyNazis SS officers, officers]], [[HeelRealization already beginning to suspect that they might be on the wrong side of history]] [[SkeletonMotif thanks to the skulls on their uniform caps]], note that the course of the Second World War has begun to strongly resemble the plot of every UnderdogsNeverLose movie ever made:
9th Nov '17 6:10:58 AM DoctorNemesis
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* The "Are We The Baddies?" sketch in ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]] involves two SS officers, [[HeelRealization already beginning to suspect that they might be on the wrong side of history]] [[SkeletonMotif thanks to the skulls on their uniform caps]], note that the course of the Second World War has begun to strongly resemble the plot of every UnderdogsNeverLose movie ever made:
-->''"I've never seen a film where the goodies start off incredibly successfully, really nearly achieve their goals, then the baddies come back strongly but the goodies still eventually win. Whereas I ''have'' seen a lot of films where the baddies nearly win at the beginning but then the goodies come back strongly and eventually win. I'm just increasingly uncomfortable about [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality our place in the narrative structure of this war]]..."''
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31st Oct '17 5:04:52 PM thatmadork
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Littlefinger believed this as a child, but a duel with Brandon Stark taught him different.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Littlefinger believed this as a child, but a child when he tried to duel with Brandon Stark taught for the hand of Catelyn. [[CurbStompBattle It... didn't work]]. He lost so badly that Catelyn had to step in and plead for his life on his behalf. [[FreudianExcuse This humiliation made him different.realise he will never win by playing by the rules]], turning him into the scheming, power-hungry, sociopathic ManipulativeBastard we all know today.
24th Oct '17 8:17:53 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', the wizards win over Ankh-Morpork United, despite the fact that they've had less training, are a combination of [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits fat wizards, an ape, an orc, and a boy who can only play football with tin cans]], ''and'' [[CheatersNeverProsper play more fairly]] than much of Ankh-Morpork United. It helps that a supporter is willing to [[LoopholeAbuse abuse some loopholes]] though.

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* In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', the wizards win over Ankh-Morpork United, despite the fact that they've had less training, are a combination of [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits fat wizards, an ape, an orc, and a boy who can only play football with tin cans]], ''and'' [[CheatersNeverProsper play more fairly]] than much of Ankh-Morpork United. It helps that a supporter is willing to [[LoopholeAbuse abuse some loopholes]] though. It also helped that by the end the United captain was so discusted with the lunatics on his team that he deliberately gave them an opening for a winning point.
29th Jul '17 10:05:19 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During Lio Rush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weaknesses in contrast to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches. This was averted when the shot at television champion Wrestling/TomohiroIshii he should have earned by tradition was switched to a World title shot against the most dominant champion in pro wrestling, Wrestling/JayLethal.

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* During Lio Rush's Wrestling/LioRush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weaknesses in contrast to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches. This was averted when the shot at television champion Wrestling/TomohiroIshii he should have earned by tradition was switched to a World title shot against the most dominant champion in pro wrestling, Wrestling/JayLethal.
28th Apr '17 8:25:52 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the Tang Mo are a race of "[[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey-folk]]" native to [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], a continent far to the east of Tamriel. They are described as kind and brave, but also very simple. Despite this, they are capable of raising armies and have successfully defended themselves time and again against their far more powerful and hostile neighbors, including the Kamal "[[EvilIsDeathlyCold snow demons]]" and Tsaesci "[[SnakePeople snake vampires]]".
11th Apr '17 12:16:29 AM rafi
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** The World Cup arc is the subversion.
8th Mar '17 6:16:22 PM nombretomado
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* Played dead straight in MercedesLackey's ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms''. A GenreSavvy troop leader recruits [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits an army entirely of teenage girls]] knowing The Tradition (an ambient magical force in the land) will enact this trope and make them all fight like experts.

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* Played dead straight in MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms''. A GenreSavvy troop leader recruits [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits an army entirely of teenage girls]] knowing The Tradition (an ambient magical force in the land) will enact this trope and make them all fight like experts.
6th Mar '17 11:31:02 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Littlefinger believed this as a child, but a duel with Brandon Stark taught him different.
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