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24th Jun '16 12:22:40 AM DarkMask
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* Too many to mention, but many reality TV competition shows will give at least one of their contestants the "[[ManipulativeEditing underdog edit]]". Although this doesn't mean said contestant will necessarily win, this can give them a huge boost with fans of the show, giving them great exposure and success even if they lose. Many applicants are aware of this, and will sometimes intentionally try to invoke the "underdog edit" on themselves, by telling (and sometimes [[BlatantLies embellishing]]) their backstories or motives to get favorable edit on the show.

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* Too many to mention, but many reality TV competition shows will give at least one of their contestants the "[[ManipulativeEditing underdog edit]]". Although this doesn't mean said contestant will necessarily win, this can give them a huge boost with fans of the show, giving them great exposure and success even if they lose. Many applicants are aware of this, and will sometimes intentionally try to invoke the "underdog edit" on themselves, by telling (and sometimes [[BlatantLies embellishing]]) their backstories or motives to get a favorable edit on the show.
24th Jun '16 12:22:03 AM DarkMask
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* Too many to mention, but many reality TV competition shows will give at least one of their contestants the "[[ManipulativeEditing underdog edit]]". Although this doesn't mean said contestant will necessarily win, this can give them a huge boost with fans of the show, giving them great exposure and success even if they lose. Many applicants are aware of this, and will sometimes intentionally try to invoke the "underdog edit" on themselves, by telling (and sometimes [[BlatantLies embellishing]]) their backstories or motives to get favorable edit on the show.
25th Apr '16 6:32:59 AM Larkmarn
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* ''Film/TheFencer'': The fencing team that Endel takes to the fencing tournament. They're underfunded, inexperienced, borrowing equipment, and their alternate fencer is about waist-high. Yet they manage to win TheBigGame due to a [[DownToTheLastPlay last second touch by the aforementioned alternate]].
16th Apr '16 2:19:36 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During Lio Rush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness in contrasts 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 winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness weaknesses in contrasts 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.
15th Apr '16 9:53:23 PM SomeoneElse17
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* During Lio Rush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness in contrasts to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches. This was averted when the shot at television champion Tomohiro Ishii 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 winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness in contrasts to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches. This was averted when the shot at television champion Tomohiro Ishii 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.
10th Apr '16 8:56:23 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During Lio Rush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness in contrasts to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches.

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* During Lio Rush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness in contrasts to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches. This was averted when the shot at television champion Tomohiro Ishii he should have earned by tradition was switched to a World title shot against the most dominant champion in pro wrestling, Wrestling/JayLethal.
24th Mar '16 7:12:56 PM eroock
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See also SecondPlaceIsForWinners, for cases where the underdog loses, but scores a moral victory for going the distance. See also DisqualificationInducedVictory for cases where the underdog also loses, but manages to win anyway due to their opponent's disqualification.

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See also SecondPlaceIsForWinners, for cases where the underdog loses, but scores a moral victory for going the distance. See also DisqualificationInducedVictory for cases where the underdog also loses, but manages to win anyway due to their opponent's disqualification.
disqualification. Contrast ChampionsOnTheInside.
13th Mar '16 9:39:55 PM GrammarNavi
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* Played dead straight in MercedesLackey's ''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 ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms''.''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.
28th Feb '16 5:25:50 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During Lio Rush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness in contrasts to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches.
6th Feb '16 2:15:38 AM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/ThePiratesCoveredInFur'' mostly focuses on a group of twenty-something skaters with little weapons training trying to stop a wolf pirate from destroying their city. And at first, all their efforts proved to be working, and it looked like they would triumph. [[spoiler:By the end of the story, the entire group is dead, and the city is bombed by the military. The ''only'' thing they accomplish is killing the BigBad in the second to last chapter, and by then the FiveBadBand has also been killed]].
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