History MilesGloriosus / WesternAnimation

7th Aug '16 3:51:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* On ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddie'', [[spoiler: [[GreaterScopeVillain Eddie's cruel older brother]] fits; in TheMovie, it took relatively little to take him down, compared to the [[BloodlessCarnage standards of the show.]] WordOfGod claims this is because he had been dishing out abuse his whole life and almost never experienced it himself.]]

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* On ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddie'', ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', [[spoiler: [[GreaterScopeVillain Eddie's cruel older brother]] fits; in TheMovie, it took relatively little to take him down, compared to the [[BloodlessCarnage standards of the show.]] WordOfGod claims this is because he had been dishing out abuse his whole life and almost never experienced it himself.]]
7th Aug '16 3:50:26 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* On ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddie'', [[spoiler: [[GreaterScopeVillain Eddie's cruel older brother]] fits; in TheMovie, it took relatively little to take him down, compared to the [[BloodlessCarnage standards of the show.]] WordOfGod claims this is because he had been dishing out abuse his whole life and almost never experienced it himself.]]
28th Feb '16 9:12:55 PM jccw227
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* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'', during the Creator/VanBeurenStudios era, encounters Old King Cole, who brags about his supposed heroics but then runs an hides from anything he perceives as a threat. Eventually, the spirits of pasts kings get tired of his bragging and proceed to "knock the wind out of the old windbag", and Felix has to face his own fears to rescue him.
9th Oct '15 12:55:47 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Adrena Lynn, the villain of the episode "All the News," is a TV-action star who claims to do "extreme" death-defying stunts, but in reality, she faked all of said stunts. Kim forces her to admit to being a coward who can't handle ''real'' danger by flying her around on a jet-pack.
19th Jun '15 5:29:11 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Major Courage, a cowardly actor in ''Where No Duck Has Gone Before''. Upon discovering he's actually on an alien vessel in Outer Space, he flees in Gyro's spaceship, leaving Huey, Dewey, Louie, Doofus and Launchpad behind.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Major Courage, a cowardly actor in ''Where "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E4WhereNoDuckHasGoneBefore Where No Duck Has Gone Before''.Before]]". Upon discovering he's actually on an alien vessel in Outer Space, he flees in Gyro's spaceship, leaving Huey, Dewey, Louie, Doofus and Launchpad behind.
23rd Apr '15 7:12:09 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Major Courage, a cowardly actor in ''Where No Duck Has Gone Before''. Upon discovering he's actually on an alien vessel in Outer Space, he flees in Gyro's spaceship, leaving Huey, Dewey, Louie, Doofus and Launchpad behind.
15th Feb '15 1:46:00 PM KoopaKid17
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Boast Busters" introduces [[TheMagnificent the Great and Powerful]] [[ThirdPersonPerson Trixie]], a traveling magician-type unicorn (female; no AlwaysMale or other {{Double Standard}}s in this show), whose show involves boasting of her magical superiority and using cruel tricks to show up anyone who dares call her out. She also claims to have vanquished an Ursa Major, so when two young unicorns who buy into her stories are told not to believe it unless they see it, they go out and bring one to town, eager to see their new hero in action. Trixie, naturally, freaks out at the sight of [[{{Kaiju}} a giant]] [[BearsAreBadNews bear monster]], and is forced to admit that she made up the story of having vanquished one so she would look good. Once the creature is defeated by Twilight Sparkle, however, she promptly falls back on her old arrogance: "You may have vanquished the Ursa, but you will never have the amazing, showstopping ability of ''the Great and Powerful Trixie!''" (Appropriately, she exits with a really bad SmokeOut).

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Boast Busters" introduces [[TheMagnificent the Great and Powerful]] [[ThirdPersonPerson Trixie]], a traveling magician-type unicorn (female; no AlwaysMale or other {{Double Standard}}s in this show), whose show involves boasting of her magical superiority and using cruel tricks to show up anyone who dares call her out. She also claims to have vanquished an Ursa Major, so when two young unicorns who buy into her stories are told not to believe it unless they see it, they go out and [[TooDumbToLive bring one to town, town]], eager to see their new hero in action. Trixie, naturally, freaks out at the sight of [[{{Kaiju}} a giant]] [[BearsAreBadNews bear monster]], and is forced to admit that she made up the story of having vanquished one so she would look good. Once the creature is defeated by Twilight Sparkle, however, she promptly falls back on her old arrogance: "You may have vanquished the Ursa, but you will never have the amazing, showstopping ability of ''the Great and Powerful Trixie!''" (Appropriately, she exits with a really bad SmokeOut).
28th Jan '15 4:55:37 PM Yalsaris63
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* Major Man from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was a one-shot character who at first seemed like an exaggerated {{Expy}} of Franchise/{{Superman}} and a hero who might even replace the girls. But as it later turned out, he was not only Miles Gloriosus, but an AttentionWhore who was purposely arranging for crimes and disasters to happen so he could fly in to stop them; he couldn't handle a real one if his life depended on it, and it wasn't hard for the Girls to expose him as the fraud he was when the newest giant monster came into town. [[spoiler:The monster was a friend of theirs doing them a favor, apparently.]]

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* Major Man from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was a one-shot character who at first seemed like an exaggerated {{Expy}} of Franchise/{{Superman}} and a hero who might even replace the girls. But as it later turned out, he was not only Miles Gloriosus, but an AttentionWhore who was [[EngineeredHeroics purposely arranging for crimes and disasters to happen so he could fly in to stop them; them]]; he couldn't handle a real one if his life depended on it, and it wasn't hard for the Girls to expose him as the fraud he was when the newest giant monster came into town. [[spoiler:The monster was a friend of theirs doing them a favor, apparently.]]
13th Oct '14 8:34:47 AM CorahsUncle
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* Lucius from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. In one episode when he believed a moon beast might threaten Miseryville, he rode up into space to defeat it. The moment he came across resistance he freaked out and was defeated.

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* Lucius from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. In one episode when he believed that a moon beast might threaten Miseryville, he rode up into space to defeat it. The moment he came across resistance resistance, he freaked out and was defeated.



* Major Man from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was a one-shot character who at first seemed like an exaggerated {{Expy}} of {{Superman}} and a hero who might even replace the girls. But as it later turned out, he was not only this Trope, he was an AttentionWhore who was purposely arranging for crimes and disasters to happen so he could fly in to stop them; he couldn't handle a real one if his life depended on it, and it wasn't hard for the Girls to expose him as the fraud he was when the newest giant monster came into town. [[spoiler:Who was a friend of theirs doing them a favor, apparently.]]

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* Major Man from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was a one-shot character who at first seemed like an exaggerated {{Expy}} of {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} and a hero who might even replace the girls. But as it later turned out, he was not only this Trope, he was Miles Gloriosus, but an AttentionWhore who was purposely arranging for crimes and disasters to happen so he could fly in to stop them; he couldn't handle a real one if his life depended on it, and it wasn't hard for the Girls to expose him as the fraud he was when the newest giant monster came into town. [[spoiler:Who [[spoiler:The monster was a friend of theirs doing them a favor, apparently.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'' episode "The Zero Hero" has two examples. When Darla is on her date with Captain Muscles, he stops the bank robbers, but one of them acts GenreSavvy and deflates his costume. After Captain Muscles runs away, Alfalfa comes along dressed as Alpha-Man, but faints after Darla tells him that the bank robbers are not his disguised friends.
24th Aug '14 9:53:44 AM maedar
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* Numbuh 86 from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', ''definitely''. She yells at, insults, and intimidates any operatives who are subordinate to her like some DrillSergeantNasty... But then she quickly cowers and grovels when Numbuh 362 - ''her'' superior - gets angry at ''her''. And in "Operation: E.N.D." when Chad tried to send the Moonbase hurtling into the sun, she did nothing but panic and lie on the floor sobbing (it was a pretty pathetic display, I'm sure most fans would agree).

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* A rare female example is Numbuh 86 from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', ''definitely''. She yells at, insults, and intimidates any operatives who are subordinate to her like some DrillSergeantNasty... But then she quickly cowers and grovels when Numbuh 362 - ''her'' superior - gets angry at ''her''. And in "Operation: E.N.D." when Chad tried to send the Moonbase hurtling into the sun, she did nothing but panic and lie on the floor sobbing (it was a pretty pathetic display, I'm sure most fans would agree).
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