History PlayingWith / TheWorfEffect

16th Jun '16 5:41:07 PM VPhantom
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* '''Parodied''': Bob, supposedly TheBigGuy, gets his ass kicked by anyone who enters the room. He can't even win arguments against newer people.
** A Toys/{{Furby}} easily kills Bob and is hailed as the mightiest foe the heroes have ever faced.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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Bob, supposedly TheBigGuy, gets his ass kicked by anyone who enters the room. He can't even win arguments against newer people.
** A Toys/{{Furby}} teddy bear easily kills Bob and is hailed as the mightiest foe the heroes have ever faced.






%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
16th Jun '16 9:45:13 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Straight''': Bob, a supposedly-almighty warrior, is easily defeated by Charlie when he shows off his new ArtifactOfDoom.

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* '''Straight''': Bob, a supposedly-almighty mighty warrior, is easily defeated by Charlie when he shows in order to show off his new ArtifactOfDoom.



** Bob, touted as a PhysicalGod, is knocked out by a monster out of the blue in one blow.
** The team has an entire subdivision of what are supposedly highly-trained, top-of-the-line elites, but are still continually wiped out by a common thug.

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** Charlie defeats Bob, touted as a PhysicalGod, is knocked out by a monster out of mighty warrior, and the blue in one blow.
** The team has an entire subdivision
rest of what are supposedly highly-trained, top-of-the-line elites, but are still continually wiped out by a common thug.TheTeam to show off his new ArtifactOfDoom.



* '''Downplayed:''' Bob loses against the BigBad in said villain's introductory chapter, but still fares well against the run-of-the-mill {{Mooks}} that pop up later and even defeats a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad.

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* '''Downplayed:''' Bob loses against the BigBad in said villain's introductory chapter, chapter in order to demonstrate why this but still fares well against the run-of-the-mill {{Mooks}} that pop up later and even defeats a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad.



** Bob knows he's not that strong, but he's fighting to help Alice, TheHero.
** Bob has become an ActualPacifist after he gained his reputation.
** [[BadAss He's tough,]] [[EliteMook but they're tougher.]]
** Bob is pretty strong, but overconfident and fights people stronger then him.
** Because Bob is so mighty, he is sent to fight the most powerful enemies.
** Bob doesn't have enough information on Charlie's powers to effectively counter them.
** Bob fights honorably, but his enemy fights ''[[CombatPragmatist dirty]]'', winning not through superior skills but willingness to go after the {{groin|Attack}}.
** Bob is ambushed or otherwise attacked when unprepared.

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** Bob knows he's not that strong, but he's fighting to help Alice, TheHero.
** Bob has become an ActualPacifist after he gained his reputation.
** [[BadAss
He's tough,]] tough, [[EliteMook but they're tougher.]]
]] The fight demonstrates this.
** Bob is pretty strong, but overconfident and fights people stronger then him.
him. His defeat serves the double purpose of showing Alice how dangerous those people are, and also not to be overconfident.
** Because Bob is so mighty, he is sent to fight the most powerful enemies.
** Bob doesn't have enough information on Charlie's powers to effectively counter them.
** Bob fights honorably, but his enemy fights ''[[CombatPragmatist dirty]]'', winning not through superior skills but willingness to go after the {{groin|Attack}}.
** Bob is ambushed or otherwise attacked when unprepared.
enemies and determine how they fight.



** WorfHadTheFlu
** It was a feint of some kind.

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** WorfHadTheFlu
** It was a feint of some kind.
WorfHadTheFlu. During the HeroicRematch, Bob dominates.



* '''Double Subverted''': However, when Bob gets better, he is still defeated by Charlie.
* '''Parodied''':
** Bob, supposedly TheBigGuy, gets his ass kicked by anyone who enters the room. He can't even win arguments against newer people.
** Alternatively, the new villain has a poster with Bob's name on it saying "Easy Target"
** A Toys/{{Furby}} easily kills Bob.

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* '''Double Subverted''': However, when In the rematch, Charlie says IAmNotLeftHanded and demonstrates his true level by flooring Bob gets better, he is still defeated by Charlie.
again.
* '''Parodied''':
**
'''Parodied''': Bob, supposedly TheBigGuy, gets his ass kicked by anyone who enters the room. He can't even win arguments against newer people.
** Alternatively, the new villain has a poster with Bob's name on it saying "Easy Target"
** A Toys/{{Furby}} easily kills Bob.Bob and is hailed as the mightiest foe the heroes have ever faced.



* '''Averted''': Bob isn't a jobber and instead has a normal win-loss record.

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* '''Averted''': Bob isn't a jobber and instead has a normal variable win-loss record.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Can't I ever win a fight?"

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Can't "Why do I ever win a fight?"always lose against the new villain?"



** Bob has a mighty HealingFactor [[StoneWall but no other actual powers]], and so allways charges in first to allow his teammates to gain vital combat data [[GoodThingYouCanHeal whenever he explodes hilariously.]]
* '''Exploited''': New characters deliberately attack Bob, knowing that most chances are that he'll lose.
* '''Defied''': Bob, fighting a critical battle, decides to shed his role as a jobber once and for all.
* '''Discussed''': "So, has Bob ever won a fight for this team?"

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** Bob has a mighty HealingFactor [[StoneWall but no other actual powers]], and so allways charges in first to allow his teammates to gain vital combat data [[GoodThingYouCanHeal whenever he explodes hilariously.]]
* '''Exploited''': New characters deliberately attack Bob, knowing that most chances are that he'll lose.
%%* '''Exploited''':
* '''Defied''': Bob, fighting a critical battle, decides to shed his role as a jobber once reaches into HeroicResolve and for all.
wins a fight he was about to lose.
* '''Discussed''': "So, has you just throw Bob ever won a fight for this team?"at the new villains to see how strong they are?"



* '''Deconstructed''': Bob realizes that he's ultimately a jobber, and this starts to take a mental and emotional toll on him, leading him to quit...

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* '''Deconstructed''': Bob realizes that he's ultimately a jobber, and this starts to take a mental and emotional toll on him, leading him to quit...quit.



** ...However, he decides that his purpose is to lose so his teammates can learn the fighting styles of his opponents, and rejoins.

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** ...However, he ** Bob decides that his purpose is to lose so his teammates can learn the fighting styles of his opponents, and rejoins.



** Bob actually handles a few of them; the tougher ones, though...

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** Bob actually handles a few of them; the tougher ones, though...
4th Dec '15 4:55:24 PM VPhantom
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* '''Invoked''': Charlie decides to intimidate Alice with his new powers and chooses the strongest member of her team, Bob, to destroy first.

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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Charlie decides to intimidate Alice with his new powers and chooses the strongest member of her team, Bob, to destroy first.
4th Dec '15 4:05:56 PM doorhandle
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** Bob has a mighty HealingFactor [[StoneWall but no other actual powers]], and so allways charges in first to allow his teammates to gain vital combat data [[GoodThingYouCanHeal whenever he explodes hilariously.]]
18th Sep '15 5:49:18 AM krimzonflygon2
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* '''Downplayed:''' Bob loses against the BigBad, but still fares well against the run-of-the-mill {{Mooks}} that pop up later.

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* '''Downplayed:''' Bob loses against the BigBad, BigBad in said villain's introductory chapter, but still fares well against the run-of-the-mill {{Mooks}} that pop up later.later and even defeats a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad.
13th Dec '13 9:15:19 AM kenceo
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** Bob chooses to learn from Charlie about his strength and weakness.
22nd Nov '13 6:11:42 AM SnarkyAce
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** Bob actually handles a few of them; the tougher ones, though...
28th Jun '13 6:50:36 AM PancticeSquadCutterback
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** A {{Furby}} easily kills Bob.

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** A {{Furby}} Toys/{{Furby}} easily kills Bob.
14th Jun '13 2:04:01 PM plcthecd
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** The team has an entire subdivision of what are supposedly highly-trained, top-of-the-line elites, but are still continually wiped out.

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** The team has an entire subdivision of what are supposedly highly-trained, top-of-the-line elites, but are still continually wiped out.out by a common thug.
24th May '13 10:19:26 PM VPhantom
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** Bob fights honorably, but his enemy fights ''[[CombatPragmatist dirty]]'', winning not through superior skills but willingness to go after the [[GroinAttack groin]].

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** Bob fights honorably, but his enemy fights ''[[CombatPragmatist dirty]]'', winning not through superior skills but willingness to go after the [[GroinAttack groin]].{{groin|Attack}}.
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