History PlayingWith / HardWorkHardlyWorks

19th Apr '17 7:17:34 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Miki [[CharacterShilling is talked long and hard]] about having TheGift but Roger (a 20-year combat veteran and the guy who's been training the rest of the cast) gives her a hard-core CurbStompBattle because he's got plenty of experience (not all of it in the field of being a CombatPragmatist, although acting like one sure as hell helps).

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** Miki [[CharacterShilling is talked long and hard]] about having TheGift but Roger (a 20-year combat veteran and the guy who's been training the rest of the cast) gives her a hard-core CurbStompBattle every time they fight because he's got plenty of experience (not all of it in the field of being a CombatPragmatist, although acting like one sure as hell helps).helps, especially once she actually starts putting her own training to good use).
15th Apr '17 1:25:59 AM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Defied''': Miki realizes her immense potential means she's likely to slack off, so she finds/hires a mentor or trainer to help her training be an actual challenge.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Miki realizes her immense potential means she's likely to slack off, so she finds/hires a mentor or trainer to help her training be an actual challenge.challenge.
** William (TheLeader) flat-out refuses to use her as the central part of any plan nor will accept having her on his team, TheGift be damned, unless she undergoes training. He is no fool, even when everybody else sings nothing but praises for the RookieRedRanger.
15th Apr '17 1:19:29 AM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Averted''': Miki works just as hard as everyone else to become stronger.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Miki works just as hard as everyone else to become stronger.stronger.
** Miki [[CharacterShilling is talked long and hard]] about having TheGift but Roger (a 20-year combat veteran and the guy who's been training the rest of the cast) gives her a hard-core CurbStompBattle because he's got plenty of experience (not all of it in the field of being a CombatPragmatist, although acting like one sure as hell helps).
18th Oct '16 5:18:21 PM nombretomado
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* '''Parodied''': The show has a TrainingMontage where her friends go through TrainingFromHell to grow strong enough to form a HeroSecretService, intercut with scenes of Sangria herself exercising her vast powers in preparation for their fight. Everyone wonders what super secret training Miki is going through to [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential unlock her true power]], and speculate she's pushing herself in her training, so they in turn train harder. What's Miki doing through all this time? Watching reruns of ''{{Friends}}'' and eating potato chips and cream soda.

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* '''Parodied''': The show has a TrainingMontage where her friends go through TrainingFromHell to grow strong enough to form a HeroSecretService, intercut with scenes of Sangria herself exercising her vast powers in preparation for their fight. Everyone wonders what super secret training Miki is going through to [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential unlock her true power]], and speculate she's pushing herself in her training, so they in turn train harder. What's Miki doing through all this time? Watching reruns of ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' and eating potato chips and cream soda.
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.
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