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27th Apr '17 6:02:02 AM Baeraad555
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* The final act of ''Literature/ABoxOfNothing'' by Creator/PeterDickinson involves the heroes trying to catch up to an expedition sent into the desert by the BigBad to search for a "black hole" that will let whomever reaches it first define the shape of a new universe. As the heroes close in, they find the corpses of more and more mooks who have succumbed to the harsh journey. Finally, they come within sight of the black hole and see a last surviving mook trudging towards it, more dead than alive. The mook spots them, and starts sprinting for the black hole, forcing the heroes into a final, desperate race to beat him to it. The main protagonist expresses a sort of horrified awe at the [[DeTerminator sheer strength of will]] displayed, musing that the BigBad has done nothing to deserve minions as brave and loyal as this simple, nameless soldier.
26th Apr '17 11:13:27 AM Nintendoman01
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* Cell from ''Anime/DragonballZ'' shows this from time to time, as he's pitted against near impossible odds, yet finds ways to still outsmart his opponents. When he finally reaches perfection and realizes he's no longer the underdog, he gives the heroes more time to prepare as a concession that someone may prove to be a WorthyOpponent. It's later subverted when Cell breaks down and runs out of all his tricks but [[TakingYouWithMe one to defeat Gohan]].

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* Cell from ''Anime/DragonballZ'' shows ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
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this from time to time, as he's pitted against near impossible odds, yet finds ways to still outsmart his opponents. When he finally reaches perfection and realizes he's no longer the underdog, he gives the heroes more time to prepare as a concession that someone may prove to be a WorthyOpponent. It's later subverted when Cell breaks down and runs out of all his tricks but [[TakingYouWithMe one to defeat Gohan]].


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** Deconstructed with Frieza. While Frieza is a true {{Determinator}}, refusing to give up and continuing to try to fight Goku even after being dismembered by his own attack, his defeat is ultimately brought about ''because'' of his inability to KnowWhenToFoldEm.
19th Apr '17 1:24:43 AM EDP
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* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', almost every single villain, but the cake goes to Deathmask, who fought on even with a broken arm and leg. {{Justified}} because [[TrainingFromHell their training was so bad they had to be this to survive it]].
14th Mar '17 6:57:12 PM bobwolf
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* ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': Say what you will about Koba, but [[spoiler: he charges a tank while unarmored and on horseback...and wins]]. Had he retreated or given up, that might have been the end of the ape civilization.
21st Feb '17 10:38:33 AM JoeMerl
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* In the poem "Cliche Came Out Of Its Cage," Christian writer Creator/CSLewis compares modern forms of "paganism" (Communism, secularism, etc.) to their ancient forebears (Lewis being a big fan of mythology):
-->''Take as your model the tall women with yellow hair in plaits\\
[[DrivenToSuicide Who walked back into burning houses to die with men]],\\
Or him who as the death spear entered into his vitals\\
[[YouFightLikeACow Made critical comments on its workmanship and aim]].\\
Are these the Pagans you spoke of? [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Know your betters and crouch, dogs]].''
14th Feb '17 3:30:19 AM Malchus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' Black Manta's men carry themselves very much like a professional, competent military force who are all personally and unwaveringly dedicated to his cause even in the face of superheroes who outclass them.
11th Feb '17 11:04:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'', Megatron spends the first half of the game being outmatched and trying to accomplish "impossible" goals (such as controlling [[TheCorruption Dark Energon]], [[StormingTheCastle storming Autobot City]] and defeating [[HumongousMecha Omega Supreme]]) only to come out victorious in all three tasks, despite everyone (both allies and foes) pointing out that the odds are against him. In the sequel, ''TransformersFallOfCybertron'', he gets off to a rocky start, but soon one-man armies his way nearly to total victory.

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* In ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'', Megatron spends the first half of the game being outmatched and trying to accomplish "impossible" goals (such as controlling [[TheCorruption Dark Energon]], [[StormingTheCastle storming Autobot City]] and defeating [[HumongousMecha Omega Supreme]]) only to come out victorious in all three tasks, despite everyone (both allies and foes) pointing out that the odds are against him. In the sequel, ''TransformersFallOfCybertron'', ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'', he gets off to a rocky start, but soon one-man armies his way nearly to total victory.
31st Jan '17 11:41:55 PM Geoduck
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* Doctor Doom may be a ruthless would-be conqueror with a senseless vendetta against the ComicBook/FantasticFour, but he also is a ferocious force to be reckoned with when the people of Latveria are oppressed by others, as the insane Prince Zorba found out.

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* Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom may be a ruthless would-be conqueror with a senseless vendetta against the ComicBook/FantasticFour, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]], but he also is a ferocious force to be reckoned with when the people of Latveria are oppressed by others, as the insane Prince Zorba found out. Or as shown in the page-image above, any time he's faced with a fight.
31st Jan '17 11:38:51 PM Geoduck
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* Tweedle in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is an arrogant, ruthless, would-be conqueror of Europa, but he certainly has no lack of courage.
23rd Jan '17 8:59:31 AM aurast
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'', Wilson "ComicBook/TheKingpin" Fisk is many things, but a coward is not one of them. For instance, when he is confronting a criminal committee who is trying to run his criminal organization, their hired killer, Bullseye, steps up behind Fisk and is ready to shoot him in the head. Without breaking a sweat or his cool, Fisk is able to persuade Bullseye to work for him to the point where the maniac happily lights his cigar and offers to kill his former employers.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'', Wilson "ComicBook/TheKingpin" Fisk is many things, but a coward is not one of them. For instance, when he is confronting a criminal committee who is trying to run his criminal organization, their hired killer, Bullseye, steps up behind Fisk and is ready to shoot him in the head. Without breaking a sweat or his cool, Fisk is able to persuade Bullseye to work for him to the point where the maniac happily lights his cigar cigarette and offers to kill his former employers.
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