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15th Jan '18 2:06:20 PM RedScharlach
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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 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 ten-year-old Vivio, Rio and Corona. In her first match of the elite class, she fights the 18 years old 18-year-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''.



* 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.

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* Ash's match with his Unova League rival Cameron in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' notably has this happen to Cameron. Cameron accidently accidentally 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.



** Fuka makes it all the way to the finals of her first tournament with only four months of training. This is justified due to several factors. First, she is the hand picked apprentice of the current world champion (who has the GeneticMemory of one of the greatest fighters who ever lived). Second, a good chunk of her training was spent sparring with other high level competitors (including several above her age bracket). Third, she doesn't go to school, meaning that she could devote time to training where others would have to worry about studying and homework. Finally, the way that the tournament bracket was set up meant that she wouldn't have had to face any truely skilled opponents until her semi-final match (and the one she would have faced had to drop out due to injuries in her quarter-final match).

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** Fuka makes it all the way to the finals of her first tournament with only four months of training. This is justified due to several factors. First, she is the hand picked apprentice of the current world champion (who has the GeneticMemory of one of the greatest fighters who ever lived). Second, a good chunk of her training was spent sparring with other high level competitors (including several above her age bracket). Third, she doesn't go to school, meaning that she could devote time to training where others would have to worry about studying and homework. Finally, the way that the tournament bracket was set up meant that she wouldn't have had to face any truely truly skilled opponents until her semi-final match (and the one she would have faced had to drop out due to injuries in her quarter-final match).



** Rocky was [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19178_9-absurd-movie-premises-that-actually-happened.html based on a true story]], even more impressive than the movie. Granted though, most movie makers would still end the movie adaption with him winning.

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** Rocky was [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19178_9-absurd-movie-premises-that-actually-happened.html based on a true story]], even more impressive than the movie. Granted though, most movie makers would still end the movie adaption adaptation with him winning.
14th Dec '17 8:10:02 AM Dghcrh
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* Raimon Soccer Club in ''InazumaEleven'' is always an underdog. The teams always narrowly wins anything stronger [[DownToTheLastPlay by the last minute]] via the PowerOfFriendship. Unlike in the game, this team never have enough raw power.

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* Raimon Soccer Club in ''InazumaEleven'' ''Anime/InazumaEleven'' is always an underdog. The teams always narrowly wins anything stronger [[DownToTheLastPlay by the last minute]] via the PowerOfFriendship. Unlike in the game, this team never have enough raw power.
8th Dec '17 5:49:05 AM Gamermaster
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** Fuka makes it all the way to the finals of her first tournament with only four months of training. This is justified due to several factors. First, she is the hand picked apprentice of the current world champion (who has the GeneticMemory of one of the greatest fighters who ever lived). Second, a good chunk of her training was spent sparring with other high level competitors (including several above her age bracket). Third, she doesn't go to school, meaning that she could devote time to training where others would have to worry about studying and homework. Finally, the way that the tournament bracket was set up meant that she wouldn't have had to face any truely skilled opponents until her semi-final match (and the one she would have face had to drop out due to injuries in her quarter-final match).

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** Fuka makes it all the way to the finals of her first tournament with only four months of training. This is justified due to several factors. First, she is the hand picked apprentice of the current world champion (who has the GeneticMemory of one of the greatest fighters who ever lived). Second, a good chunk of her training was spent sparring with other high level competitors (including several above her age bracket). Third, she doesn't go to school, meaning that she could devote time to training where others would have to worry about studying and homework. Finally, the way that the tournament bracket was set up meant that she wouldn't have had to face any truely skilled opponents until her semi-final match (and the one she would have face faced had to drop out due to injuries in her quarter-final match).
4th Dec '17 8:05:54 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 (barring the champion) were seeded in the same block and the winner dropped out due to injuries.


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** Fuka makes it all the way to the finals of her first tournament with only four months of training. This is justified due to several factors. First, she is the hand picked apprentice of the current world champion (who has the GeneticMemory of one of the greatest fighters who ever lived). Second, a good chunk of her training was spent sparring with other high level competitors (including several above her age bracket). Third, she doesn't go to school, meaning that she could devote time to training where others would have to worry about studying and homework. Finally, the way that the tournament bracket was set up meant that she wouldn't have had to face any truely skilled opponents until her semi-final match (and the one she would have face had to drop out due to injuries in her quarter-final match).
** Otherwise it's completely averted, since anytime she ''does'' face a skilled opponent, she loses. [[CurbStompBattle Badly]]. The only exceptions were against Corona (who was limiting herself to hand-to-hand when she normally fights with ImprovisedGolems), and Rinne (who was on the verge of an emotional breakdown at the time).
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.
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