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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]].
29th Jan '16 2:55:47 PM ThemJohns
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* During Spletfests in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' the winner is determined by a point system. Initially, the points formula was ''popularity % + (win % x 2)'', but later updates made wins give more points, with it currently being worth ''6 times'' the win percentage, which means even the biggest underdogs have a chance to win. The biggest underdog win to date is the Pirates vs. Ninjas Splatfest: Pirates won by 64 points at ''28% popularity''.
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* During Spletfests Splatfests in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' the winner is determined by a point system. Initially, the points formula was ''popularity % + (win % x 2)'', but later updates made wins give more points, with it currently being worth ''6 times'' the win percentage, which means even the biggest underdogs have a chance to win. The biggest underdog win to date is the Pirates vs. Ninjas Splatfest: Pirates won by 64 points at ''28% popularity''.
29th Jan '16 2:55:24 PM ThemJohns
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* In some of the Splatfest events in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', the less popular team won the event in the end by winning more battles than the bigger team.
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* In some of During Spletfests in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' the Splatfest events in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', winner is determined by a point system. Initially, the less popular team won the event in the end by winning points formula was ''popularity % + (win % x 2)'', but later updates made wins give more battles than points, with it currently being worth ''6 times'' the bigger team.win percentage, which means even the biggest underdogs have a chance to win. The biggest underdog win to date is the Pirates vs. Ninjas Splatfest: Pirates won by 64 points at ''28% popularity''.
6th Jan '16 1:18:06 PM case
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In the case of a BasedOnATrueStory film where the real-world team eventually ''did'' lose, the movie will cut away at their biggest win (or frame their loss as a victory of another kind) and HandWave or ignore the [[HappilyEverBefore less successful parts of their history]]. SecondPlaceIsForLosers.
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In the case of a BasedOnATrueStory film where the real-world team eventually ''did'' lose, the movie will [[OffscreenInertia cut away at their biggest win (or win]], frame their loss as a victory of another kind) kind, or [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory just say they won]], and HandWave or ignore the [[HappilyEverBefore less successful parts of their history]]. SecondPlaceIsForLosers.
26th Dec '15 8:23:50 PM jormis29
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* ''{{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.
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* ''{{Simoun}}''.''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.
18th Dec '15 11:43:15 PM Doug86
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* Continuously subverted in ''{{Peanuts}}'', where Charlie Brown's underdog team pretty much ''always'' loses. Friendly rival Peppermint Patty even highlights their underdog nature by always assuming her team will win. ** Also subverted in the first movie ''ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' in which Charlie [[spoiler: loses the spelling bee and is afraid his life is over and everyone hates him. Linus shows him that life goes on.]]
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* Continuously subverted in ''{{Peanuts}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', where Charlie Brown's underdog team pretty much ''always'' loses. Friendly rival Peppermint Patty even highlights their underdog nature by always assuming her team will win. ** Also subverted in the first movie ''ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' in which Charlie [[spoiler: loses the spelling bee and is afraid his life is over and everyone hates him. Linus shows him that life goes on.]]
9th Dec '15 2:46:33 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Snow and Seneca have a discussion on this in regards to Seneca giving Katniss such a high rating. Seneca says that people like an underdog. Snow, however, does not. His following explanation about the manipulative properties of the HopeSpot suggests that he prefers the Career tributes to win, because they treat it like a game (thus reinforcing the idea that it's not a horrible spectacle of death and violence). True volunteers like Katniss or normal tributes aren't as predictable.
7th Dec '15 10:05:49 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Parodied in [[http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2010/06/the-big-game-22/ this strip]] by ''Webcomic/AmazingSuperPowers''.

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* Parodied in [[http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2010/06/the-big-game-22/ this strip]] by ''Webcomic/AmazingSuperPowers''.''Webcomic/AmazingSuperPowers'', where the GenreSavvy coach realizes that, even though his team is better funded, equipped and trained and ahead by 20 points at halftime, the other team ''will'' win precisely because the odds are stacked against them.
20th Nov '15 10:48:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** Actually subverted in the season one finale, in which [[spoiler:New Directions is a big hit with the audience at regionals but ultimately loses -- fair and square, because several of the judges are snobs.]] ** And subverted again in the season two finale, in which [[spoiler: New Directions loses badly at Nationals, ''as a direct consequence'' of trusting to their underdog powers of 'heart', enthusiasm and lack of preparedness, as well as the unprofessionalism of their default lead singers]].
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** Actually subverted in the season one finale, in which [[spoiler:New New Directions is a big hit with the audience at regionals but ultimately loses -- fair and square, because several of the judges are snobs.]] snobs. ** And subverted again in the season two finale, in which [[spoiler: New Directions loses badly at Nationals, ''as a direct consequence'' of trusting to their underdog powers of 'heart', enthusiasm and lack of preparedness, as well as the unprofessionalism of their default lead singers]].singers.
20th Nov '15 10:45:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Actually subverted in the season one finale of ''Series/{{Glee}}'', in which [[spoiler:New Directions is a big hit with the audience at regionals but ultimately loses -- fair and square, because several of the judges are snobs.]]
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': ** Actually subverted in the season one finale of ''Series/{{Glee}}'', finale, in which [[spoiler:New Directions is a big hit with the audience at regionals but ultimately loses -- fair and square, because several of the judges are snobs.]]
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