History PlayingWith / HardWorkHardlyWorks

27th Dec '15 11:08:43 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Straight''': [[TheHero Miki]] is TheChosenOne who must eventually face [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Sangria]]. Instead of training to hone her [[ShockAndAwe vast powers]], she just naturally develops them [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday as she gets older]].

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* '''Straight''': [[TheHero Miki]] Miki is TheChosenOne who must eventually face [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Queen Sangria]]. Instead of training to hone her [[ShockAndAwe vast powers]], powers, she just naturally develops them [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday as she gets older]].



** [[CursedWithAwesome The limit of Miki's powers is set by]] [[HeroicRROD how long it'll take her powers to destroy her,]] [[DoomedProtagonist which is inevitable.]] Focused training is more likely to ''shorten'' the amount of time she has left, and the time is better spent mitigating the damage her powers have already done to her...or at ''least'' averting ThereAreNoTherapists so she'll be as well-adjusted as possible, considering.

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** [[CursedWithAwesome [[HeroicRROD The limit of Miki's powers is set by]] [[HeroicRROD by how long it'll take her powers to destroy her,]] [[DoomedProtagonist her, which is inevitable.]] Focused training is more likely to ''shorten'' the amount of time she has left, and the time is better spent mitigating the damage her powers have already done to her...or at ''least'' averting ThereAreNoTherapists so she'll be as well-adjusted as possible, considering.



** Alternately: her relatively relaxed training schedule takes its toll when her more diligent compatriots overtake her.

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** Alternately: her Her relatively relaxed training schedule takes its toll when her more diligent compatriots overtake her.



** [[SoLastSeason A new type of power source or technique set introduced recently]] is more powerful than everything in the team's arsenal so they start training for that. Miki suddenly finds that she's {{Not So Above It All}} when she's suddenly struggling to keep up.

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** [[SoLastSeason A new type of power source or technique set introduced recently]] introduced]] is more powerful than everything in the team's arsenal so they start training for that. Miki suddenly finds that she's {{Not So Above It All}} when she's suddenly struggling to keep up.



** Alternately, Queen Sangria purposely sets all her minions one rung lower on the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil / SortingAlgorithmOfVillainThreat to lull Miki into a false sense of security and complacency, so when they both fight she'll have an edge.

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** Alternately, Queen Sangria purposely sets all her minions one rung lower on the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil / SortingAlgorithmOfVillainThreat to lull Miki into a false sense of security and complacency, so when they both fight she'll have an edge.



* '''Played For Drama''': Miki's peers come to [[TheResenter deeply resent]] how she's coasting along on her natural gifts, while the rest of them [[CantCatchUp simply can't match her]]. Several [[RivalTurnedEvil defect to]] [[FaceHeelTurn Queen Sangria's side]], lured by blessings of demonic power and strength, and become her [[EliteMooks loyal followers]]. Upon learning of this, Miki has a HeroicBSOD.

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* '''Played For Drama''': Miki's peers come to [[TheResenter deeply resent]] how she's coasting along on her natural gifts, while the rest of them [[CantCatchUp simply can't match her]]. Several [[RivalTurnedEvil defect to]] [[FaceHeelTurn to Queen Sangria's side]], lured by blessings of demonic power and strength, and become her [[EliteMooks loyal followers]]. Upon learning of this, Miki has a HeroicBSOD.
19th Sep '15 6:01:11 AM LentilSandEater
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** Miki trains alongside everyone else.

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** Miki trains At first it looks like she can easily defeat Queen Sangria, but after a first-episode defeat she ends up training alongside everyone else.
19th Sep '15 5:57:39 AM LentilSandEater
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* '''Enforced''': TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness who granted Miki her powers specifically made them increase on their own as a "fail safe" to make sure she beats Queen Sangria.

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* '''Enforced''': TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness who granted Miki With a limited airtime period, the show producers decide to skip Miki's training montages and just show her powers specifically made them increase on their own as a "fail safe" to make sure she beats Queen Sangria.beating up tougher and tougher monsters.


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** TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness who granted Miki her powers specifically made them increase on their own as a "fail safe" to make sure she beats Queen Sangria.
1st Jul '15 7:20:23 PM MarqFJA
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** Working ''harder'' isn't always equivalent to working ''smarter''. Consequentially, Miki follows a training style that emphasizes efficiency of the spent effort and time, making her superior to anyone who only increases the quantity of either or both.
15th Jan '15 6:20:03 AM SgtFrog1
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* '''Exploited''': Since she doesn't need to train to increase her powers, Miki uses the time her spends spend training to get a degree. Once Queen Sangria is defeated, she easily transitions to civilian life as a lawyer.

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* '''Exploited''': Since she doesn't need to train to increase her powers, Miki uses the time her spends she ''would'' spend training to get a degree.degree instead. Once Queen Sangria is defeated, she easily transitions to civilian life as a lawyer.
5th Nov '13 3:39:20 AM VPhantom
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* '''Inverted''': Miki is TheChosenOne, but must [[TrainingFromHell work much]] ''[[TrainingFromHell harder]]'' than her peers to get stronger.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Miki is TheChosenOne, but must [[TrainingFromHell work much]] ''[[TrainingFromHell harder]]'' than her peers to get stronger.



** Alternatively, just because Miki doesn't get much out of hard training doesn't mean that she can't work hard in some other helpful capacity. It just means that while her friends are training, she's helping out with Habitat for Humanity or running soup kitchens or cleaning up highways--non-training work that still needs to be done.
* '''Played For Laughs:''' Miki exaggerates the fact by flaunting enemies with pictures/video/TrashTalk of her goofing off while they work to get their power... and once they're good and angry, lures them into a DefensiveFeintTrap. She goes on to point out that just because she gets more power with less effort, she's neither dumb nor lazy.
** Miki takes part in a martial arts tournament. Despite fighting according to the rules she is disqualified for cheating due to doing so well without practicing.
* '''Played For Drama:''' Miki's peers come to [[TheResenter deeply resent]] how she's coasting along on her natural gifts, while the rest of them [[CantCatchUp simply can't match her]]. Several [[RivalTurnedEvil defect to]] [[FaceHeelTurn Queen Sangria's side]], lured by blessings of demonic power and strength, and become her [[EliteMooks loyal followers]]. Upon learning of this, Miki has a HeroicBSOD.

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** Alternatively, just Just because Miki doesn't get much out of hard training doesn't mean that she can't work hard in some other helpful capacity. It just means that while her friends are training, she's helping out with Habitat for Humanity or running soup kitchens or cleaning up highways--non-training work that still needs to be done.
* '''Played For Laughs:''' Laughs''': Miki exaggerates the fact by flaunting enemies with pictures/video/TrashTalk of her goofing off while they work to get their power... and once they're good and angry, lures them into a DefensiveFeintTrap. She goes on to point out that just because she gets more power with less effort, she's neither dumb nor lazy.
** Miki takes part in a martial arts tournament. Despite fighting according to the rules she is disqualified for cheating due to doing so well without practicing.
* '''Played For Drama:''' Drama''': Miki's peers come to [[TheResenter deeply resent]] how she's coasting along on her natural gifts, while the rest of them [[CantCatchUp simply can't match her]]. Several [[RivalTurnedEvil defect to]] [[FaceHeelTurn Queen Sangria's side]], lured by blessings of demonic power and strength, and become her [[EliteMooks loyal followers]]. Upon learning of this, Miki has a HeroicBSOD.
5th Nov '13 2:41:48 AM Nasrudith
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** No advantage holds up against hard work no matter how insurmountable the disadvantage against privileged foes. Hard-working paraplegics are able to out-speed sports cars without so much as a wheelchair.


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** Miki takes part in a martial arts tournament. Despite fighting according to the rules she is disqualified for cheating due to doing so well without practicing.
5th Aug '13 5:38:55 PM dclark
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Since she doesn't need to train to increase her powers, Miki uses the time her spends spend training to get a degree. Once Queen Sangria is defeated, she easily transitions to civilian life as a lawyer.
20th Jan '13 7:51:17 PM VPhantom
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** [[CursedWithAwesome The limit of Miki's powers is set by]] [[HeroicRROD how long it'll take her powers to destroy her,]] [[DoomedHero which is inevitable.]] Focused training is more likely to ''shorten'' the amount of time she has left, and the time is better spent mitigating the damage her powers have already done to her...or at ''least'' averting ThereAreNoTherapists so she'll be as well-adjusted as possible, considering.

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** [[CursedWithAwesome The limit of Miki's powers is set by]] [[HeroicRROD how long it'll take her powers to destroy her,]] [[DoomedHero [[DoomedProtagonist which is inevitable.]] Focused training is more likely to ''shorten'' the amount of time she has left, and the time is better spent mitigating the damage her powers have already done to her...or at ''least'' averting ThereAreNoTherapists so she'll be as well-adjusted as possible, considering.



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Since she doesn't have to work for her immense powers and knows that she's TheChosenOne, Miki becomes snobby and narcissistic, looking down upon those who ''require'' training. This creates a rift between Miki and the very people she's supposed to save one day, leading to [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer others rejecting and]] [[BullyingADragon belittling her]]. When the time comes for her to finally face Queen Sangria, she's overconfident and underprepared, leading to her getting trounced.
** Since Miki was doing so well without training, people significantly less skilled try following her steps. Disaster ensues.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Miki feels alienated from her peers ''because'' of her immense power, so she purposely avoids training to stay near their level. Effectively, she's a super-''super'' human who [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants to be just "super"]]. Eventually, her mentor and friends will [[WhatTheHellHero remind her]] that WithGreatPower she must ''also'' train a great deal to save the world.
** Alternatively, just because Miki doesn't get much out of hard training doesn't mean that she can't work hard in some other helpful capacity. It just means that while her friends are training, she's helping out with Habitat for Humanity or running soup kitchens or cleaning up highways--non-training work that still needs to be done.



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Since she doesn't have to work for her immense powers and knows that she's TheChosenOne, Miki becomes snobby and narcissistic, looking down upon those who ''require'' training. This creates a rift between Miki and the very people she's supposed to save one day, leading to [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer others rejecting and]] [[BullyingADragon belittling her]]. When the time comes for her to finally face Queen Sangria, she's overconfident and underprepared, leading to her getting trounced.
** Since Miki was doing so well without training, people significantly less skilled try following her steps. Disaster ensues.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Miki feels alienated from her peers ''because'' of her immense power, so she purposely avoids training to stay near their level. Effectively, she's a super-''super'' human who [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants to be just "super"]]. Eventually, her mentor and friends will [[WhatTheHellHero remind her]] that WithGreatPower she must ''also'' train a great deal to save the world.
** Alternatively, just because Miki doesn't get much out of hard training doesn't mean that she can't work hard in some other helpful capacity. It just means that while her friends are training, she's helping out with Habitat for Humanity or running soup kitchens or cleaning up highways--non-training work that still needs to be done.



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7th Jun '12 9:25:47 AM Telcontar
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* '''Reconstructed''': Miki feels alienated from her peers ''because'' of her immense power, so she purposely avoids training to stay near their level. Effectively, she's a super-''super'' human who [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants to be just "super"]]. Eventually, her mentor and friends will [[WhatTheHellHero remind her]] that WithGreatPower she must ''also'' train a great deal to save the world.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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Miki feels alienated from her peers ''because'' of her immense power, so she purposely avoids training to stay near their level. Effectively, she's a super-''super'' human who [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants to be just "super"]]. Eventually, her mentor and friends will [[WhatTheHellHero remind her]] that WithGreatPower she must ''also'' train a great deal to save the world.
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