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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.
7th Nov '16 9:27:15 PM Blazer
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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.]]
24th Oct '16 10:28:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28032 this]] [[TheOnion Onion]] article, which is also a send-up of an entire genre of summer camp movies.

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* Parodied in [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28032 this]] [[TheOnion Onion]] Website/TheOnion article, which is also a send-up of an entire genre of summer camp movies.
15th Oct '16 10:02:14 AM MajinAkuma
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* ZigZagged in ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma''. The protagonist is a no-name NewTransferStudent who no one else really have much expectation of. He had won some of his matches (against Nikumi and Alice), and lost some (against Shinomiya and Akira).

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* ZigZagged in ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma''. The protagonist is a no-name NewTransferStudent who no one else really have much expectation of. He had won some of his matches (against Nikumi and Alice), and lost some (against Shinomiya and Akira).Hayama).
7th Oct '16 11:16:17 AM iowaforever
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* Oarai Academy in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' is a nearly broken school with really old and abandonned tank club being freshly restored with a bunch of inexperienced crews, in the setting where everybody else treats the sport as a SeriousBusiness. All they have are 5 tanks, very few recruitments, and a strategist who's considered an outcast of the elites. True to the trope, they beat every other major teams, no matter how overwheiming them are, at the very last seconds due to the protagonists' ability to act quicker in DoubleKnockout situations.

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* Oarai Academy in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' is a nearly broken broke school with really old and abandonned an abandoned tank club being freshly restored with a bunch of inexperienced crews, in the a setting where everybody else treats the sport as a SeriousBusiness. All they have are 5 tanks, 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 recruitments, recruits, and a strategist who's considered an outcast of the elites. True to the trope, they beat every other major teams, team, no matter how overwheiming overwhelming them are, at the very last seconds due to the protagonists' ability to act quicker in DoubleKnockout situations.
23rd Sep '16 3:11:46 PM ExeloMinish
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** 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.
13th Aug '16 1:01:31 PM Hbb
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** To emphasise that it's not about the winning, the actual result of the match is greatly downplayed. Amid the cheering crowds, rousing music and 'Adrian! Adrian!' the announcement of the scores is barely audible, and Apollo's celebration is only briefly seen in the crowded ring. Some audience members may have gone away thinking Rocky had won.
7th Aug '16 9:08:24 PM FordPrefect
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* Most times, it's a good bet to expect the wrestler, who was displayed as weaker (taking beatings, fleeing his opponement, etc.) in the recent parts of a feud, to score a win on the bigger stage. Bonus points, if he is shown as injured pre-match.
* Wrestling/JohnCena at times seems like an exaggeration of this, as he's very often booked as the underdog against a new WrestlingMonster (bordering on VillainOfTheWeek at times) only to dramatically "OVERCOME THE ODDS" against whoever it is, even if the guy he's facing, while imposing, is ''far'' less established than Cena. WWE does this so often, many times with RecycledScript, that it causes continuity errors, like commentators claiming Cena can't pick up guys like Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/MarkHenry every time he feuds with them, even though he does every single time (this is especially bad with Big Show, who seems to feud with Cena on an almost yearly basis and the assertion that Cena can't pick him up is made and proven false almost every single time). But the strangest thing about Cena is his tendency to [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zag]] this at the same time. One of the biggest rubs you can get as an up-and-coming wrestler in WWE is being booked to go over Cena, in which case Cena will be booked as a gatekeeper-type and the less-established guy will be the one playing the underdog. This can cause some serious whiplash, as Cena can go from playing the underdog against the newest monster heel to playing firmly established legend against an underdog to back to playing the underdog against a different monster heel in consecutive storylines.

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* Most times, it's It's a good bet to expect the wrestler, wrestler who was displayed as weaker in the recent parts of a feud (taking beatings, fleeing his opponement, opponent, etc.) in the recent parts of a feud, to score a win on the bigger stage. Bonus points, points if he is shown as injured pre-match.
* Wrestling/JohnCena at times seems like an exaggeration of this, as he's very often booked as the underdog against a new WrestlingMonster (bordering on VillainOfTheWeek at times) only to dramatically "OVERCOME THE ODDS" against whoever it is, even if the guy he's facing, while imposing, is ''far'' less established than Cena. WWE does this so often, many times with RecycledScript, that it causes continuity errors, like commentators claiming Cena can't pick up guys like Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/MarkHenry every time he feuds with them, even though he does every single time (this is especially bad with Big Show, who seems to feud with Cena on an almost yearly basis and the assertion that Cena can't pick him up is made and proven false almost every single time). But the strangest thing about Cena is his tendency to [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zag]] this at the same time. One of the biggest rubs you can get as an up-and-coming wrestler in WWE is being booked to go over Cena, in which case Cena will be booked as a gatekeeper-type and the less-established guy will be the one playing the underdog. This can cause some serious whiplash, as Cena can go from playing the underdog against the newest monster heel heel, to playing firmly established legend against an underdog to underdog, then back to playing the underdog against a different monster heel heel, in consecutive storylines.
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