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16th Jan '17 3:47:35 AM Doug86
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** Also parodied in the fourth episode ever made, "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boatride", with South Parks junior football team being the underdogs against their rivals Middle Park (who so far have a 70 point spread on them). The only player on the team who doesnt suck is Stan, and he goes missing before the match to find his runaway dog. He returns at the end in time to help score a point, leading to South Park "only" losing by 63 points, which is treated as a huge victory.

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** Also parodied in the fourth episode ever made, "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boatride", with South Parks Park's junior football team being the underdogs against their rivals Middle Park (who so far have a 70 point spread on them). The only player on the team who doesnt doesn't suck is Stan, and he goes missing before the match to find his runaway dog. He returns at the end in time to help score a point, leading to South Park "only" losing by 63 points, which is treated as a huge victory.



* ''MonstersUniversity'' plays with this. Oozma Kappa do work their way to the final competition of the Scare Games and take the trophy... only to face the tragic discovery that a teammate cheated for them. While their victory was nullified, they were permitted back into the Scare Program because they did prove themselves.

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* ''MonstersUniversity'' ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' plays with this. Oozma Kappa do work their way to the final competition of the Scare Games and take the trophy... only to face the tragic discovery that a teammate cheated for them. While their victory was nullified, they were permitted back into the Scare Program because they did prove themselves.



* ''SheepInTheBigCity'' parodied this trope (like they did with everything else) in the episode "Here Goes Mutton" where Farmer John is hired by the coach of a local football team after seeing him outrun General Specifics soldiers to save Sheep. Said team is the "Fuzzy Little Bunnies", a team that is so bad that they've lost ''14 out of the last 13 games'' (one game they lost twice) and their strategy seems to mostly consist of running away screaming from the other team. The sports anchor even calls them "the worst team in the history of the sport". It then averts this trope when, even with Farmer John on the team, they STILL get their asses kicked until the end when Farmer John has to save Sheep again, and even then they only manage to score a point.

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* ''SheepInTheBigCity'' ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'' parodied this trope (like they did with everything else) in the episode "Here Goes Mutton" where Farmer John is hired by the coach of a local football team after seeing him outrun General Specifics Specific's soldiers to save Sheep. Said team is the "Fuzzy Little Bunnies", a team that is so bad that they've lost ''14 out of the last 13 games'' (one game they lost twice) and their strategy seems to mostly consist of running away screaming from the other team. The sports anchor even calls them "the worst team in the history of the sport". It then averts this trope when, even with Farmer John on the team, they STILL get their asses kicked until the end when Farmer John has to save Sheep again, and even then they only manage to score a point.
25th Dec '16 10:55:32 PM SilentStranger
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* The season 1 finale of ''TheLegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' first plays this straight, then averts it at the last second. Grover is chosen to shoot a freethrow that will decide an important match after the JerkJock star player is injured. After the game is delayed due to a blackout, Grover spends the next 24 hours terrified over screwing up, but in the end, makes the throw and wins the game, seemingly fulfilling his dream of becoming a Chamberlain Heights legend. Then, the next game, when the coach decides to let him play instead of just warming the bench, [[StatusQuoIsGod the team loses by 110 points, and Grovers only score in the whole match is a self-goal]], leading to things going back to where they were.

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* The season 1 finale of ''TheLegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' first plays this straight, then averts it at the last second. Grover is chosen to shoot a freethrow that will decide an important match after the JerkJock star player is injured. After the game is delayed due to a blackout, Grover spends the next 24 hours terrified over screwing up, but in the end, makes the throw and wins the game, seemingly fulfilling his dream of becoming a Chamberlain Heights legend. Then, the next game, when the coach decides to let him play instead of just warming the bench, [[StatusQuoIsGod the team loses by 110 points, and Grovers only score in the whole match is a self-goal]], leading to things going back to where they were.
25th Dec '16 10:54:16 PM SilentStranger
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** Also parodied in the fourth episode ever made, "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boatride", with South Parks junior football team being the underdogs against their rivals Middle Park (who so far have a 70 point spread on them). The only player on the team who doesnt suck is Stan, and he goes missing before the match to find his runaway dog. He returns at the end in time to help score a point, leading to South Park "only" losing by 63 points, which is treated as a huge victory.


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* ''SheepInTheBigCity'' parodied this trope (like they did with everything else) in the episode "Here Goes Mutton" where Farmer John is hired by the coach of a local football team after seeing him outrun General Specifics soldiers to save Sheep. Said team is the "Fuzzy Little Bunnies", a team that is so bad that they've lost ''14 out of the last 13 games'' (one game they lost twice) and their strategy seems to mostly consist of running away screaming from the other team. The sports anchor even calls them "the worst team in the history of the sport". It then averts this trope when, even with Farmer John on the team, they STILL get their asses kicked until the end when Farmer John has to save Sheep again, and even then they only manage to score a point.
* The season 1 finale of ''TheLegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' first plays this straight, then averts it at the last second. Grover is chosen to shoot a freethrow that will decide an important match after the JerkJock star player is injured. After the game is delayed due to a blackout, Grover spends the next 24 hours terrified over screwing up, but in the end, makes the throw and wins the game, seemingly fulfilling his dream of becoming a Chamberlain Heights legend. Then, the next game, when the coach decides to let him play instead of just warming the bench, [[StatusQuoIsGod the team loses by 110 points, and Grovers only score in the whole match is a self-goal]], leading to things going back to where they were.
24th Dec '16 8:44:22 PM jamespolk
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%%* Film/FacingTheGiants * ''Film/TheEagleHuntress'': Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, has ambitions to become an eagle hunter, and enters the annual eagle hunting competition that is a big deal for her tribe. Eagle hunting is traditionally the domain of 1) grownups, and 2) men. Does she win? Of course she does.
23rd Dec '16 10:41:19 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Jakob Freilander came to the USA just after World War II. Being a big strong guy who played semi-pro football on the weekends, he decided to try out for the NFL. [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=204413 It didn't end well.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Jakob Freilander came to the USA just after World War II. Being a big strong guy who played semi-pro football on the weekends, he decided to try out for the NFL. [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=204413 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2131954/good-advice/ It didn't end well.]]
18th Dec '16 6:56:48 AM Arcana4th
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* ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''. At the start of the series, Simulacrum and its Simoun are portrayed as nigh-invincible from the perspective of the other countries, and we see them inflict heavy defeat after heavy defeat on wildly superior enemy forces in episode after episode until RockBeatsLaser in the end. It's this trope, only the underdogs ''aren't'' the protagonists.
* Hilariously used in ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' where the reason Kaori was so successful during her turn was ''because'' she was a complete beginner in a table filed with professional players. Since she didn't even really know what she was doing, [[ConfusionFu her discards looked very random in everybody else's eyes]], making their attempts to read how the game would go based on the professional MetaGame fall completely flat in regards to her. Thanks to that, plus a decent amount of good luck, Kaori was able dominate her table while stumbling all the way.
** This actually a well-known phenomenon in any professional (or just SeriousBusiness) game: You can't predict the opponent's MetaGame if they don't ''have'' a metagame. It is a phenomenon noted in Game Theory. Essentially, in many situations, there is usually a best choice and strategy. And more often than not, the only thing that can beat this is no plan at all as part of making a good choice in a game is based on what you know the other person to be doing. This is especially notable in games where patterns play a heavy part of the game like poker. The unseen corollary then becomes to switch to tactics that are particularly effective against new players.
** Kaori's school, Tsuruga Academy, is also something of an underdog compared to Kazekoshi and Ryuumonbuchi; they only have five actual members, and had to recruit the aforementioned Kaori to even be able to enter. When Momo, their vice-captain, wins the most points in her match against Sumiyo of Kazekoshi, Touka Ryuumonbuchi, and Nodoka Haramura (one of the protagonists and a relatively experienced mahjong player), her close friend Yumi makes it clear that she's [[SoProudOfYou quite proud of Momo]]. Unfortunately, Tsuruga doesn't make it to the nationals in the team or individual tournament.
** Also played straight with Achiga in the spinoff manga, which defeats Bansei, which is undefeated on the prefectural level for about ten years, to advance to the nationals. Once there, they win the first match, get second to the prestigious Senriyama team in the quarterfinals, and in the semi=finals, [[spoiler:not only defeat Senriyama, but also get first place over the champions, Shiraitodai]].

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* ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''. At Anime/ExcelSaga parodies the start of the series, Simulacrum and typical Japanese aversion in its Simoun are portrayed as nigh-invincible from the perspective of the other countries, and we see them inflict heavy defeat after heavy defeat on wildly superior enemy forces in Baseball episode after episode until RockBeatsLaser in by having Excel's team lose so badly the end. It's this trope, only score covers most of the underdogs ''aren't'' the protagonists.
* Hilariously used
scoreboard in ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' where the reason Kaori was so successful during her turn was ''because'' she was a complete beginner in a table filed with professional players. Since she didn't even really know what she was doing, [[ConfusionFu her discards looked very random in everybody else's eyes]], making their attempts to read how the game would go based on the professional MetaGame fall completely flat in regards to her. Thanks to that, plus a decent amount of good luck, Kaori was able dominate her table while stumbling all the way.
** This
nines. They were actually a well-known phenomenon in any professional (or just SeriousBusiness) game: You can't predict the opponent's MetaGame if they don't ''have'' a metagame. It is a phenomenon noted in Game Theory. Essentially, in many situations, there is usually a best choice and strategy. And more often than not, the only thing that can beat this is no plan at all as part of making a good choice in a game is based on what you know the other person to be doing. This is especially notable in games where patterns play a heavy part of the game like poker. The unseen corollary then becomes to switch to tactics that are particularly effective against new players.
** Kaori's school, Tsuruga Academy, is also something of an underdog compared to Kazekoshi and Ryuumonbuchi; they only have five actual members, and had to recruit the aforementioned Kaori to even be able to enter. When Momo, their vice-captain, wins the most points in her match against Sumiyo of Kazekoshi, Touka Ryuumonbuchi, and Nodoka Haramura (one of the protagonists and a relatively experienced mahjong player), her close friend Yumi makes it clear that she's [[SoProudOfYou quite proud of Momo]]. Unfortunately, Tsuruga doesn't make it to the nationals in the team or individual tournament.
** Also played straight with Achiga in the spinoff manga, which defeats Bansei, which is undefeated on the prefectural level for about ten years, to advance to the nationals. Once there, they win the first match, get second to the prestigious Senriyama team in the quarterfinals, and in the semi=finals, [[spoiler:not only defeat Senriyama, but also get first place over the champions, Shiraitodai]].
doing fairly well until TheAce started playing. ''Their'' ace.



* Oarai Academy in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' is a nearly broke school with an abandoned tank club being freshly restored with a bunch of inexperienced crews, in a setting where everybody else treats the sport as SeriousBusiness. All they have are 5 tanks (the training vehicles left over from Oarai's glory days; all the good tanks were sold off after the club was shut down), very few recruits, and a strategist who's considered an outcast of the elites. True to the trope, they beat every other major team, no matter how overwhelming them are, at the very last seconds due to the protagonists' ability to act quicker in DoubleKnockout situations.
** With that said, despite their spectacular track record in official tournaments, they tend to lose all practice or exhibition matches they get in, often in a humorous way. It's less UnderdogsNeverLose and more Underdogs Only Pull Through When It Actually Matters.



* Generally played straight in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', with underdog team Seirin repeatedly winning games against teams and players talked up in-universe as being much more skilled, powerful, and/or experienced than them, including several members of the Generation of Miracles early on in the series. Eventually averted when Seirin loses to [[WakeUpCallBoss Wake-Up Call Boss]] Touou Academy in the Interhigh preliminary finals. [[spoiler:Later played straight again in that they beat Touou at the Winter Cup.]]
* Averted in the first season of ''Franchise/LoveLive''. Played straight in the second season, though it's not easy for μ's to win the Love Live contest, particularly as they're going up against [[TheRival A-RISE]], who won it in season 1.
* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', the four main characters Vivio, Einhart, Rio and Corona are not the only contestants, who participate in the Inter-Middle Championship for the first time. One of the others in Miura Rinaldi, a pupil of the Wolkenritter, who is, like Einhart, just two years older than the ten years old Vivio, Rio and Corona. In her first match of the elite class, she fights the 18 years old veteran Micaiah Chevelle, who has participated in the tournament for seven years. To surprise to everyone, Miura wins. And then, there is her third match, against ''TheHeroine'' Vivio, a HandicappedBadass CloneJesus and the daughter of Nanoha and Fate. ''Side character'' Miura wins. She defeats the main character of the series in the third preliminary match of a ''tournament''.
** Despite only having four months of formal martial arts training, Fuka makes it to the finals in her first tournament in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Partially justified due to a quirk of the seeding - all the ranked veterans (barring the champion) were seeded in the same block and the winner dropped out due to injuries.
* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': This is played with in regards to Kumagawa Misogi. In his own words, he never seems to win or get what he wants, but his awareness of this fact allows him to screw over others and create minor victories.
* Manga/{{Naruto}}'s battles against Kiba and ''especially'' [[TeenGenius Neji]] in the Chunin Exam. After that, he isn't regarded as an underdog anymore.
* Ash's match with his Unova League rival Cameron in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' notably has this happen to Cameron. Cameron accidently brought only 5 mons to Ash's 6, ends up facing half his team with only Riolu, two of which have a type advantage and still pull off the win. Notably flying in the face of Ash's luck which is more typical of anime, combined with Unova being the Pokemon version of America shows some implications. Oddly enough he gets beaten 3-6 right after.
** In a general sense, the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime has an obsession with UnderdogsNeverLose to the point where it can almost be considered an [[InvincibleIncompetent advantage to be at a type-disadvantage]]. This is often [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by more sensible characters who will comment on the bad choice to use the type-disadvantaged Pokemon.



* Anime/ExcelSaga parodies the typical Japanese aversion in its Baseball episode by having Excel's team lose so badly the score covers most of the scoreboard in nines. They were actually doing fairly well until TheAce started playing. ''Their'' ace.
* Ash's match with his Unova League rival Cameron in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' notably has this happen to Cameron. Cameron accidently brought only 5 mons to Ash's 6, ends up facing half his team with only Riolu, two of which have a type advantage and still pull off the win. Notably flying in the face of Ash's luck which is more typical of anime, combined with Unova being the Pokemon version of America shows some implications. Oddly enough he gets beaten 3-6 right after.
** In a general sense, the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime has an obsession with UnderdogsNeverLose to the point where it can almost be considered an [[InvincibleIncompetent advantage to be at a type-disadvantage]]. This is often [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by more sensible characters who will comment on the bad choice to use the type-disadvantaged Pokemon.
* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': This is played with in regards to Kumagawa Misogi. In his own words, he never seems to win or get what he wants, but his awareness of this fact allows him to screw over others and create minor victories.
* Manga/{{Naruto}}'s battles against Kiba and ''especially'' [[TeenGenius Neji]] in the Chunin Exam. After that, he isn't regarded as an underdog anymore.
* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', the four main characters Vivio, Einhart, Rio and Corona are not the only contestants, who participate in the Inter-Middle Championship for the first time. One of the others in Miura Rinaldi, a pupil of the Wolkenritter, who is, like Einhart, just two years older than the ten years old Vivio, Rio and Corona. In her first match of the elite class, she fights the 18 years old veteran Micaiah Chevelle, who has participated in the tournament for seven years. To surprise to everyone, Miura wins. And then, there is her third match, against ''TheHeroine'' Vivio, a HandicappedBadass CloneJesus and the daughter of Nanoha and Fate. ''Side character'' Miura wins. She defeats the main character of the series in the third preliminary match of a ''tournament''.
** Despite only having four months of formal martial arts training, Fuka makes it to the finals in her first tournament in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Partially justified due to a quirk of the seeding - all the ranked veterans (barring the champion) were seeded in the same block and the winner dropped out due to injuries.

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* Anime/ExcelSaga parodies the typical Japanese aversion Hilariously used in its Baseball episode by having Excel's team lose so badly the score covers most of the scoreboard in nines. They were actually doing fairly well until TheAce started playing. ''Their'' ace.
* Ash's match with his Unova League rival Cameron in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' notably has this happen to Cameron. Cameron accidently brought only 5 mons to Ash's 6, ends up facing half his team with only Riolu, two of which have a type advantage and still pull off the win. Notably flying in the face of Ash's luck which is more typical of anime, combined with Unova being the Pokemon version of America shows some implications. Oddly enough he gets beaten 3-6 right after.
** In a general sense, the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime has an obsession with UnderdogsNeverLose to the point
''Manga/{{Saki}}'' where it can almost be considered an [[InvincibleIncompetent advantage the reason Kaori was so successful during her turn was ''because'' she was a complete beginner in a table filed with professional players. Since she didn't even really know what she was doing, [[ConfusionFu her discards looked very random in everybody else's eyes]], making their attempts to be at a type-disadvantage]]. This is often [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by more sensible characters who will comment read how the game would go based on the bad choice to use the type-disadvantaged Pokemon.
* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': This is played with
professional MetaGame fall completely flat in regards to Kumagawa Misogi. In his own words, he never seems her. Thanks to win or get that, plus a decent amount of good luck, Kaori was able dominate her table while stumbling all the way.
** This actually a well-known phenomenon in any professional (or just SeriousBusiness) game: You can't predict the opponent's MetaGame if they don't ''have'' a metagame. It is a phenomenon noted in Game Theory. Essentially, in many situations, there is usually a best choice and strategy. And more often than not, the only thing that can beat this is no plan at all as part of making a good choice in a game is based on
what he wants, but his awareness you know the other person to be doing. This is especially notable in games where patterns play a heavy part of this fact allows him the game like poker. The unseen corollary then becomes to screw over others and create minor victories.
* Manga/{{Naruto}}'s battles
switch to tactics that are particularly effective against Kiba and ''especially'' [[TeenGenius Neji]] in the Chunin Exam. After that, he isn't regarded as new players.
** Kaori's school, Tsuruga Academy, is also something of
an underdog anymore.
* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', the four main characters Vivio, Einhart, Rio
compared to Kazekoshi and Corona are not the Ryuumonbuchi; they only contestants, who participate have five actual members, and had to recruit the aforementioned Kaori to even be able to enter. When Momo, their vice-captain, wins the most points in her match against Sumiyo of Kazekoshi, Touka Ryuumonbuchi, and Nodoka Haramura (one of the protagonists and a relatively experienced mahjong player), her close friend Yumi makes it clear that she's [[SoProudOfYou quite proud of Momo]]. Unfortunately, Tsuruga doesn't make it to the nationals in the Inter-Middle Championship team or individual tournament.
** Also played straight with Achiga in the spinoff manga, which defeats Bansei, which is undefeated on the prefectural level
for about ten years, to advance to the nationals. Once there, they win the first time. One of match, get second to the others in Miura Rinaldi, a pupil of the Wolkenritter, who is, like Einhart, just two years older than the ten years old Vivio, Rio and Corona. In her first match of the elite class, she fights the 18 years old veteran Micaiah Chevelle, who has participated prestigious Senriyama team in the tournament for seven years. To surprise to everyone, Miura wins. And then, there is her third match, against ''TheHeroine'' Vivio, a HandicappedBadass CloneJesus quarterfinals, and the daughter of Nanoha and Fate. ''Side character'' Miura wins. She defeats the main character of the series in the third preliminary match of a ''tournament''.
** Despite
semi=finals, [[spoiler:not only having four months of formal martial arts training, Fuka makes it to the finals in her defeat Senriyama, but also get first tournament in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Partially justified due to a quirk of place over the seeding - all the ranked veterans (barring the champion) were seeded in the same block and the winner dropped out due to injuries.champions, Shiraitodai]].



* Averted in the first season of ''Franchise/LoveLive''. Played straight in the second season, though it's not easy for μ's to win the Love Live contest, particularly as they're going up against [[TheRival A-RISE]], who won it in season 1.
* Generally played straight in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', with underdog team Seirin repeatedly winning games against teams and players talked up in-universe as being much more skilled, powerful, and/or experienced than them, including several members of the Generation of Miracles early on in the series. Eventually averted when Seirin loses to [[WakeUpCallBoss Wake-Up Call Boss]] Touou Academy in the Interhigh preliminary finals. [[spoiler:Later played straight again in that they beat Touou at the Winter Cup.]]
* Oarai Academy in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' is a nearly broke school with an abandoned tank club being freshly restored with a bunch of inexperienced crews, in a setting where everybody else treats the sport as SeriousBusiness. All they have are 5 tanks (the training vehicles left over from Oarai's glory days; all the good tanks were sold off after the club was shut down), very few recruits, and a strategist who's considered an outcast of the elites. True to the trope, they beat every other major team, no matter how overwhelming them are, at the very last seconds due to the protagonists' ability to act quicker in DoubleKnockout situations.
** With that said, despite their spectacular track record in official tournaments, they tend to lose all practice or exhibition matches they get in, often in a humorous way. It's less UnderdogsNeverLose and more Underdogs Only Pull Through When It Actually Matters.

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* Averted ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''. At the start of the series, Simulacrum and its Simoun are portrayed as nigh-invincible from the perspective of the other countries, and we see them inflict heavy defeat after heavy defeat on wildly superior enemy forces in episode after episode until RockBeatsLaser in the first season of ''Franchise/LoveLive''. Played straight in the second season, though it's not easy for μ's to win the Love Live contest, particularly as they're going up against [[TheRival A-RISE]], who won it in season 1.
* Generally played straight in ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', with underdog team Seirin repeatedly winning games against teams and players talked up in-universe as being much more skilled, powerful, and/or experienced than them, including several members of the Generation of Miracles early on in the series. Eventually averted when Seirin loses to [[WakeUpCallBoss Wake-Up Call Boss]] Touou Academy in the Interhigh preliminary finals. [[spoiler:Later played straight again in that they beat Touou at the Winter Cup.]]
* Oarai Academy in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' is a nearly broke school with an abandoned tank club being freshly restored with a bunch of inexperienced crews, in a setting where everybody else treats the sport as SeriousBusiness. All they have are 5 tanks (the training vehicles left over from Oarai's glory days; all the good tanks were sold off after the club was shut down), very few recruits, and a strategist who's considered an outcast of the elites. True to the trope, they beat every other major team, no matter how overwhelming them are, at the very last seconds due to the protagonists' ability to act quicker in DoubleKnockout situations.
** With that said, despite their spectacular track record in official tournaments, they tend to lose all practice or exhibition matches they get in, often in a humorous way.
end. It's less UnderdogsNeverLose and more Underdogs Only Pull Through When It Actually Matters.this trope, only the underdogs ''aren't'' the protagonists.
2nd Dec '16 5:19:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', the four main characters Vivio, Einhart, Rio and Corona are not the only contestants, who participate in the Inter-Middle Championship for the first time. One of the others in Miura Rinaldi, a pupil of the Wolkenritter, who is, like Einhart, just two years older than the ten years old Vivio, Rio and Corona. In her first match of the elite class, she fights the 18 years old veteran Micaiah Chevelle, who has participated in the tournament for seven years. To surprise to everyone, Miura wins. And then, there is her third match, against ''TheHeroine'' Vivio, a HandicappedBadass CloneJesus and the daughter of [[{{Badass}} Nanoha and Fate]]. ''Side character'' Miura wins. She defeats the main character of the series in the third preliminary match of a ''tournament''.

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* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', the four main characters Vivio, Einhart, Rio and Corona are not the only contestants, who participate in the Inter-Middle Championship for the first time. One of the others in Miura Rinaldi, a pupil of the Wolkenritter, who is, like Einhart, just two years older than the ten years old Vivio, Rio and Corona. In her first match of the elite class, she fights the 18 years old veteran Micaiah Chevelle, who has participated in the tournament for seven years. To surprise to everyone, Miura wins. And then, there is her third match, against ''TheHeroine'' Vivio, a HandicappedBadass CloneJesus and the daughter of [[{{Badass}} Nanoha and Fate]].Fate. ''Side character'' Miura wins. She defeats the main character of the series in the third preliminary match of a ''tournament''.
28th Nov '16 3:02:58 PM Gamermaster
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** Despite only having four months of formal martial arts training, Fuka makes it to the finals in her first tournament in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Partially justified due to a quirk of the seeding - all the ranked veterans were seeded in the same block and the winner dropped out due to injuries.

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** Despite only having four months of formal martial arts training, Fuka makes it to the finals in her first tournament in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Partially justified due to a quirk of the seeding - all the ranked veterans (barring the champion) were seeded in the same block and the winner dropped out due to injuries.
28th Nov '16 2:57:26 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'', the four main characters Vivio, Einhart, Rio and Corona are not the only contestants, who participate in the Inter-Middle Championship for the first time. One of the others in Miura Rinaldi, a pupil of the Wolkenritter, who is, like Einhart, just two years older than the ten years old Vivio, Rio and Corona. In her first match of the elite class, she fights the 18 years old veteran Micaiah Chevelle, who has participated in the tournament for seven years. To surprise to everyone, Miura wins. And then, there is her third match, against ''TheHeroine'' Vivio, a HandicappedBadass CloneJesus and the daughter of [[{{Badass}} Nanoha and Fate]]. ''Side character'' Miura wins. She defeats the main character of the series in the third preliminary match of a ''tournament''.

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* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'', ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', the four main characters Vivio, Einhart, Rio and Corona are not the only contestants, who participate in the Inter-Middle Championship for the first time. One of the others in Miura Rinaldi, a pupil of the Wolkenritter, who is, like Einhart, just two years older than the ten years old Vivio, Rio and Corona. In her first match of the elite class, she fights the 18 years old veteran Micaiah Chevelle, who has participated in the tournament for seven years. To surprise to everyone, Miura wins. And then, there is her third match, against ''TheHeroine'' Vivio, a HandicappedBadass CloneJesus and the daughter of [[{{Badass}} Nanoha and Fate]]. ''Side character'' Miura wins. She defeats the main character of the series in the third preliminary match of a ''tournament''.''tournament''.
** Despite only having four months of formal martial arts training, Fuka makes it to the finals in her first tournament in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Partially justified due to a quirk of the seeding - all the ranked veterans were seeded in the same block and the winner dropped out due to injuries.
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* Averted in the Creator/AchievementHunter series ''Schooled''. Geoff Ramsay and his daughter Millie recruited a team of young gamers about Millie's age with the idea that a group of kids could absolutely crush the Achievement Hunter team and if the kids lost, he would get a tattoo of Creator/GavinFree's nose. Many viewers expressed doubt that the kids would lose, feeling that it would look bad that a team of adults would trounce a team of kids. [[spoiler:While the kids did do good, they ultimately did lose. On the plus side, they were [[GracefulLoser really accepting of their loss]] and even expressed a desire for a rematch.]]
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