Created By: NerdaRena on January 20, 2011

Triumphant Shoulder Lift

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Of course Underdogs Always Win, and how are they rewarded? By every member of the team (or Nakama, if this is seen in a non-sport context, which is rarer) lifting them onto their shoulders. The lifted person might be an Accidental Athlete, a successful result of Put Me In, Coach!, or similar. I can't think of any specific examples at the moment, but I'd venture to say this has been in every sports movie ever made.

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  • January 20, 2011
    randomsurfer
    Since the mid-1980s also expect someone to give them a Gatorade shower.
  • January 22, 2011
    NerdaRena
    Bump?
  • March 2, 2011
    NerdaRena
    So, is this too general? It's really frustrating I can't recall specific occurrences, but "bump" again.
  • March 2, 2011
    akrolsmir
    Definitely Seen It A Million Times. Maybe list interesting subversions and aversions instead?
  • March 3, 2011
    Chabal2
    • I've seen one, an skinny guy with a gold medal holding a huge pair of weights aloft with a "World's strongest man championship" banner ini the background... Being carried on the shoulders of a much larger guy.
    • I've seen another, where the athlete for the same kind of competition (lifting heavier and heavier weights) is waiting for his barbells. Which are brought in, carried by one person.

  • March 3, 2011
    Deboss
    1996 World Cup final [1]
  • March 3, 2011
    Deboss
    Had to edit your post salieri, the link was screwing up the page.
  • March 3, 2011
    peccantis
    Animated Film:
    • Lucky Luke after his election for the mayor of Daisy Town in the film with the same name. His horse got a ride too.

    (This should be in animation pro comics because the Daisy Town comic is an adaption of the film, not the other way around.)
  • August 23, 2011
    MerlynLeRoy
    • Live-action film: Harold Lloyd after his football victory in The Freshman.

    This trope is related to Too Important To Walk
  • August 23, 2011
    jaytee
    This seems a little chairs-y to me. Prove me wrong.
  • August 1, 2014
    XFllo
    People often do it at the end of Rousing Speech. One of Stock Poses. Related to Victory Pose.

    Not chairs, but Truth In Television.
  • August 1, 2014
    DAN004
    I've seen more of said one guy getting thrown up and down by his teammates standing in a circle than this.
  • August 2, 2014
    IndirectActiveTransport
  • August 2, 2014
    Hero_Gal_2347
    At the end of The Karate Kid (1984), Daniel gets paraded on the shoulders of the crowd after winning the tournament.
  • October 8, 2014
    Odon
    • Kung Fu Panda. The pigs from the village try to do this after Po defeats Tai Lung, but he's too heavy. They settle for clapping and a few pats.
  • October 8, 2014
    Larkmarn
    ^^^ I was about to suggest Hoist The Hero as a name. Looks like that won't work.
  • October 8, 2014
    Chabal2
  • October 8, 2014
    randomsurfer
    WWE:
    • When Mankind beat the Rock for the WWF Championship Triple H and Billy Gunn of D Generation X (who were faces at the time) carried him on their shoulders in the ring.
    • When Randy Orton beat Chris Benoit defending his World Championship for the first time, Batista lifted him up on his shoulders just before Orton's (soon to be former) team leader Triple H gave him a thumbs-down. Batista slammed Orton to the ground, starting a feud.
  • October 8, 2014
    IndirectActiveTransport
  • October 8, 2014
    Skylite
    • Happens to Mike Yagoobian in Meet The Robinsons after Louis has gone to the future, seen the Bad Future, averted it, and in the process realized that Louis' own experiments are why Mike is always barely awake. He shouts to wake Mike up in time to make a crucial catch, and the team lifts him onto their shoulders in victory.
  • October 9, 2014
    Koveras
    • In the end of Starship Troopers, Sergeant Zim's squad triumphantly carries him on their shoulders after he manages to capture a Brain Bug.
  • October 13, 2014
    AgProv
    An old image, not seen much in the last four decades: used in comics like football strip RoyOfTheRovers and in very old TV series like The Clitheroe Kid, is of the winning side forming a human pyramid with the team captain on top triumphantly holding the FA Cup (or similar) aloft. This seems to have gone out of fashion after about 1970, if it was ever done at all outside fiction.

    (Ten men make a pyramid: four at the bottom, then three, two and one. almost ideal for a football team: but who gets to be the excluded eleventh?)
  • May 17, 2016
    BlackMask5752
    Live-action Film: Star Wars The Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon Jinn lifts young Anakin up on his shoulder when Anakin wins the podrace.
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