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[[caption-width-right:231:[-Yeah, Batman lost, fair and square.-] ]]

->'''Hobbes:''' Look, it's just a game.\\
'''Calvin:''' I know. You should see me when I lose in real life.
-->-- ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''

There are many ways of taking a loss. Alice, for example, will admit [[GracefulLoser defeat, compliment the one who bested them]] and in case of death, GoOutWithASmile. And Bob.... won't.

The Sore Loser is a character who takes defeat very ungraciously, no matter what kind of defeat it was. Unlike his graceful counterpart, Bob will get very snippy and bad tempered, insult his opponent, accuse him of cheating, rant about his "superior skills" and, in some extreme cases, even try to [[SeriousBusiness kill his rival]]. Depending on the setting, he could do things like FlippingTheTable, throw away the cards he was using, angrily swipe all the remaining pieces from the chessboard, and so on. In a fighting series, Bob will usually lose his calm behavior, resort to cheap tricks in order to win, adopt [[LetsGetDangerous a more ruthless and brutal strategy]] or unleash a DangerousForbiddenTechnique just to have a chance. [[RageQuit Storming off in a huff]] is also an alternative.

Of course, if Bob's opponent Carol engages in UnsportsmanlikeGloating, she's basically giving Bob free license to react however he likes. The winner's reaction is a good way of telling who the sympathetic character is supposed to be in this exchange.

This trope is often the launching pad for VillainousBreakdown, attempted TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and in some extreme cases, OneWingedAngel. IfICantHaveYou could be considered as the romantic version of this trope. A person nervous about possible harm from winning against this type of person may decide to LetTheBullyWin.

A SisterTrope to SecondPlaceIsForLosers (and usually overlaps unless it's not the loser that thinks this), and UnsportsmanlikeGloating (being a sore winner).

Compare RageQuit, DefiantToTheEnd, TakingYouWithMe, NeverMyFault. Contrast GracefulLoser, {{Touche}}.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUC058AGV6M This commercial]] has a witch doctor [[ShrunkenHead shrink a guy's head]] for beating him at ''VideoGame/DrMario''.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** [[DishingOutDirt Gaara]] in the first part of ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'' start as cool and stern in battle, as nothing can virtually harm him. As Lee (and later Sasuke) start breaking through his defense, he reacts badly (namely, he ends up crushing Lee's legs and in the second battle starts turning in the Shukaku demon).
** [[spoiler:Madara]]. Just [[spoiler:Madara]]. His fighting style is based on making up an incredibly broken defense or attack system against his opponents and when they manage to overcome it due to hard work and strategy, he pulls out an even more broken technique. A big part of the series is due to [[spoiler:Madara not being able to cope with Hashirama beating him in everything.]]
* Several villains from ''Manga/OnePiece'', but [[CombatPragmatist Don Krieg]] takes the cake: being pummeled several times in a row and slammed head-first in a ship didn't stop him from throwing a fierce rant about how he was supposed to be the stronger... [[spoiler: the Gin [[ShutUpHannibal stops him]] with a MegatonPunch to the gut]].
** Zoro was like this when he was a kid, getting very annoyed when Kuina would beat him every time. Actually he's still technically a sore loser as adult (of sorts) given the [[BoysDontCry only]] time we see him [[ManlyTears cry ]]is when he loses to Mihawk and tearfully vows he'll never lose again (a declaration he couldn't keep as Arlong kicked his ass in the next arc). Of course it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as he swore to the memory of Kuina he would beat Mihawk and become the greatest swordsman and would naturally be upset that he fell short as well believing he had disappointed Luffy by losing which isn't true.
*** Zoro still doesn't take defeat well at all, he was extremely embarrassed that the {{Mooks}} of Thriller Bark were able to capture him and he absolutely cannot stand [[TheRival Sanji]] doing better than him or receiving more credit than he does. A good example is in Little Garden where Zoro had a hunting competition with Sanji who killed a [[TyrannosaurusRex T-Rex]] bigger than the Triceratops Zoro had caught causing Zoro to demand they go hunting again saying the hunt was about weight not size.
** Sanji has this moments, he sulked when Zoro got a bounty before him and Usopp ended up in the picture; Sanji also especially hates it when other men have better luck with women he than he does e.g Luffy going to Amazon Lily and Momonosuke getting special treatment despite being a DirtyKid.
** After Luffy wins the final round, Foxy goes to shake his hand in a moment of a good sportsmanship. The second Luffy takes it, he tries to do an overhead throw. It fails due to Luffy's rubber body and Foxy ends up falling flat on his face.
** Law has this reaction when he fails to kill Domflamingo and Luffy has to step up to the plate, [[spoiler: considering how Domflamingo killed Corazon who was basically the closest thing Law had to a loved one after his parents and little sister were killed... it's no wonder he'd be upset over being unable to kill Doffy himeself]].
** Vinsmoke Yonji always had the luxury of being genetically superior to his brother Sanji who he beat on regularly as a child, so it came as a shock to Yonji after meeting his brother years later that Sanji was [[TookALevelInBadass much stronger]] and promptly handed his ass to him. Needlessly to say Yonji didn't take it well.
* Villains in ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' are particularly poor losers. While they are still on the winning hand, they are prone to EvilGloating and other unsportsmanlike behavior. However, when they realize they can't win, they almost always suffer a VillainousBreakdown and are prone to trying to [[TakingYouWithMe blow up the planet they're currently on]], just because they can't accept defeat. Specific examples include:
** After Vegeta loses his cool after being injured twice in a row by Goku's Kaioken attack, he decides to blow the Earth up (what he came to do in the first place) with his Galick Gun.
** When Frieza realizes he is outmatched by Super Saiyan Goku in every way, he blows up the core of planet Namek, setting off a countdown that will eventually destroy the planet itself. Also, the thought of losing to a Saiyan 'monkey' angers him so much, that he attacked Goku from behind, right after Goku prevented him from dying by transferring some of his life energy to Frieza.
** Cell arguably takes losing even worse than Frieza; whereas Frieza deliberately held back to delay Namek's explosion so he'd have time to escape, Cell fully intended to die in his own blast as long as Gohan wouldn't win.
** This becomes downright ridiculous when it turns out that the supposed God of Destruction, Beerus, reduced King Kai's planet to its current size just because he lost to him in a game.
** Frieza does this ''again'' in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' when he realizes he can't win. He actually successfully destroys the Earth, but this being Dragon Ball, it [[ResetButton gets undone]] pretty quickly.
** Champa does not take his team's losses well. Every time the opposing team manages to gain the upper hand and defeat his team, he quickly whines and throws a temper tantrum at it. [[spoiler: And when his entire team loses (or in one case, forfeits), he decides to murder his entire team for the crime of "dragging his name through the mud." Fortunately, Zen'o's arrival prevents Champa from doing just that.]]
** Zamasu takes losing a sparring match to Goku ''extremely'' poorly and uses it as a justification to hate mortals even more. [[spoiler: Future Zamasu even wants to kill Goku personally because he's apparently still bitter about it. His present counterpart’s AlternateSelf, Goku Black, even took Goku’s body and killed him primarily because of this, then butchered his family just as a final, [[EvilIsPetty immature]] [[ForTheEvulz act of revenge.]]]]
** When [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Jiren]] gets overpowered by Goku's [[spoiler: Mastered Ultra Instinct form]], he attempts to [[spoiler: '''murder his friends sitting on the elimination bench out of pure spite and rage''' (along with ''his own teammates,'' too).]] [[BerserkButton This makes an already uneven battle against Goku even]] ''[[WhatAnIdiot more]]'' [[UnstoppableRage brutally one-sided,]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown as he viciously beats the stuffing out of Jiren.]]
%%* [[EyepatchOfPower Nnoitra]] [[SinisterScythe Gilga]] from ''{{Manga/Bleach}}''. On a second thought, also [[DudeLooksLikeALady Luppi]], [[WouldHitAGirl Jirobo Ikkanzaka]], [[MadScientist Mayuri Kurotsuchi]] and [[spoiler: eventually Aizen himself.]]
* The original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' had plenty:
** Seto Kaiba's rivalry with Yugi all comes down to one loss from a guy who ''really'' hated to lose. Originally, he tore Solomon Mouto's copy of Blue Eyes in half just to spite Yugi into a rematch (there were only four copies of that card in the anime world, and at most three at a time are allowed in a deck). It was worse in the manga, where he actually spent a billion yen to build Death-T, an amusement park deathtrap that he hoped would cumulate into a rematch where he disposed of Yugi personally. (He lost.)
** Panik was worse. A duelist who uses a great deal of intimidation, his reaction to losing was to ''attack Yugi with a flamethrower''. Fortunately, his Puzzle protected him (and probably prevented a wildfire, [[FridgeHorror when you think about it]])
** Bandit Keith too. "No one beats Bandit Keith." (In fact, he's such a sore loser that, in his anger, he slips up and [[SayingTooMuch says too much]], letting everyone know he stole Jonouchi's tournament card.)
** And of course, Gozaburo Kaiba, the BigBad of the Virtual Nightmare Arc. After being beaten by Seto at the finale of the arc, he refuses to accept defeat and tries to renege on their agreement.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''
** And there was Takasu from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. Sadly, this was far from the worst thing about him. (You have to be a pretty big scumbag for the BigBad to [[EvenEvilHasStandards side with the hero and fire you]], but that's what happened to Takasu.)
** Ushio was so upset about the first two times he lost to Yusei, that the third time they dueled, when it became obvious he was about to lose again, he resorted to the most obvious of cheating methods to take his opponent out - ramming him with his D-Wheel. Fortunately, this time Yusei had Saiga to help him, and he was able to finish him off again. (Ushio still wouldn't accept defeat, and tried to challenge him a fourth time later, only to be stopped by a direct order from [[BigBad Rex Godwin's]] henchman Jeagar, who had different plans.)
* In the ''Manga/YuGiOhGX'' manga, there are a few cases.
** Seika becomes very upset when she ties with Asuka in the Miss Duel Academy pageant because Judai didn't cast his vote. After a fair amount of negotiation, Judai decides to duel Asuka, and while she loses, which would result in Seika's victory, Seika realizes that the entire school is on Asuka's side and reluctantly withdraws. She decides to rededicate herself to dueling after that and faces Judai in the quarterfinals of the school tournament, but loses. When he tells her dueling is supposed to be fun, she [[SeriousBusiness scoffs at it and storms off]].
** Amon Garam also takes his loss against Asuka and Misawa in his tag duel alongside Johann, as well as his subsequent loss against Judai poorly. In his case, however, he and the other American students were offered the chance to become pros if they won against the Japanese students, and given that he wants to pay for his brother's healthcare, his frustration is understandable.
* Shinj Weber of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''. He was using his duels in the TournamentArc to provoke the Commons into rebelling against the [[AristocratsAreEvil Tops]], with him as their hope. When Yuya beats him, Shinji realizes his revolution has died before even getting started, he snaps and is shown to be pretty bitter over it. When the Tops-aligned Roget comes to congratulate Yuya, he continually calls Yuya a traitor to the Commons. He even tries to have the match overruled by claiming the duel was rigged, [[InsaneTrollLogic despite the fact that, if the duel was rigged, he'd have to be in on it for the plan to work.]] His last interaction with Yuya before he's pulled away is a declaration that he will get revenge.
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'':
** Ash Ketchum gets ''really'' upset at the end of the first season when his friend beats him during a tournament, causing him to be eliminated, although he had a ''very'' good reason to be upset. His Charizard fell asleep in the middle of the match (this was during a time when Charizard refused to obey Ash's orders and would only listen if his opponents were strong). Because his other Pokémon were used up while trying to escape Team Rocket, Ash wound up losing by disqualification. On top of that, Ash fell victim to an utterly bizarre call by the ref when one of his Pokemon "lost" solely by getting hit by his opponent's Sleep Powder (in addition to being absurdly cheap, in every other battle in the series, a Pokemon that's put to sleep is given an opportunity to wake up again before being declared out.) That said, he quickly composes himself and gives a gracious congratulations to his friend in public, and keeps the rest of his moping private, merging this into GracefulLoser to an extent.
** Georgia the Dragon Buster from ''Best Wishes'' is very good at coming up with excuses as to why one of her Pokémon lost a battle. Usually, it's along the lines of: TheBattleDidntCount if she wasn't beaten by a Dragon-type Pokémon. Iris calls her a kid as a result. Although at least once she had a point: in one battle she went up against and lost to Iris's Dragonite, which Iris hadn't trained yet and spent the battle pointedly ignoring every order she gave it; Georgia [[JerkassHasAPoint informs Iris that the match didn't count because she was beaten by Dragonite, not Iris]].
** Dragonite is little better. It's notable that in a species known for being [[GentleGiant peaceful by nature]], Iris' Dragonite is a raging berserker even when he's ''not'' losing. Put on the ropes by Ash's Krookodile, Dragonite throws a violent tantrum and starts demolishing the arena, screaming at the top of his lungs.
* [[SpoiledBrat Ichijo Ranko]] and [[TheBrute Close]] in ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' both go under here, for Ichijo refuses to let Kirara stop her from her dream of becoming a teen idol and Close can't stand it when the heroines deafet his [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters]], which evenly led to his death.
* The usually cold and confident Ryuugo Daimaru from ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' goes apeshit on his brother [[TykeBomb Sakon]] when he's incapacitated in battle. [[spoiler: It bites him in the ass later when an enraged and crazy Sakon tears his spine out.]]
* [[{{Tykebomb}} Clotho Bauer]] and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Muruta Azrael]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' are a dark take on this trope. The former's a SociopathicSoldier who views fighting as a game, and in his own words, hates to lose. The latter's a CorruptCorporateExecutive who knows real people are dying but honestly, [[LackOfEmpathy couldn't]] [[WeHaveReserves care]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill less]], and sees the entire thing in terms of winning and losing. Azrael actually dies while ranting about how "I can still win. I ''always'' win!"
* Paptimus Scirocco from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' ain't much better. The last thing he does as he dies is use his powers to MindRape TheHero into a coma, though given that said hero just killed him in [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice nightmarish fashion]], it's a little understandable.
** Amusingly, in the spinoff ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'' games Scirocco calls out the [[BigBad Musha Gundam]] as one of these after it tries pulling the very same trick on Scirocco himself.
* Kei Karima in ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' acts like this in the final episode when [[spoiler:he finds out that his [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Rafflesia]] didn't win the Meijin Cup and attempted to attack everyone in the battle royale with Bugs.]]
** Earlier in that episode, it's Minato who acts like this when [[spoiler:he loses the Meijin Cup Open Circuit by disqualification. Meijin Kawaguchi (the judge) [[WhatTheHellHero blasts Minato out]] in front of the entire audience for building a model based on another person ''without getting her permission'', especially since the girl in question clearly doesn't appreciate the attention and is utterly mortified. Minato really doesn't care and challenges Yuuma (his rival, who won the Meijin Cup instead) to a battle then and there.]]
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure Flare]] [[PrehensileHair Corona]] from ''Manga/FairyTail''. As soon as she realized that her opponent was actually beating her, she used her hair to threaten a ''6-year old girl'' in the audience to force her opponent to step down.
** Later, [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Orga]] [[ShockAndAwe Nanagear]], who's the only participant to Pandaemonium other than Obra who doesn't compliment Erza for her victory.
** The Sabertooth guild leader, Jinemma, is an especially notable example. He won't accept anything less then absolute victory, so when Yukino loses to Kagura, he instantly humliates her by causing her to strip naked in front of the guild memebers before kicking her out. Later when Sting and Rouge single-handily lose to Natsu, he beats them senseless then tries to kill Sting's exceed friend, Lector, when he tries to defend him. He gets a hole in his mid-section by Sting in retaliation for his trouble. But the real kicker comes an arc later when he shows up transformed into a demon by Tartous (which he accepted willingly) just to take revenge on the two for what happened. By this point, Sting and Rouge are both sick of his crap and take him down together.
** Minerva, Jinemma's daughter, clearly gets this from him - after losing to Erza at the Grand Magic Games, she goes off the deep end, joins a Dark Guild, and seeks to beat Erza [[DirtyCoward no matter how she has to do it]].
* Livebearer from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}''. Even more so because he was actually cheating all the time. Earlier there was Bei, who got childishly angry over Toriko destroying his battle robot.
* Nanamine of ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', once his plans go wrong, has one VillainousBreakdown after another. This is especially true when [[spoiler:he fails his second attempt to launch a series and, as part of the deal with the editors, is banned from working for Shonen Jump]].
* ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' has two cases of this, one done for humor and the other done for drama.
** One of Rei's opponenets, Matsunaga, slams his captured shogi pieces on the board in irritation after he's forced to admit defeat.
** Whenever Yasui loses a shogi match, [[DrowningHisSorrows he gets himself drunk]] and gambles.
* Anchovy of Anzio Academy in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' (only in manga) reacts to her defeat poorly, whereas even Katyusha was a GracefulLoser. After the match, Anchovy goes up to Miho, angrily protesting that she doesn't accept Miho's way of tankery, and bringing up the time when [[spoiler:Miho abandoned the flag tank to save some of her teammates from drowning, resulting in her old school losing the championship]].
* In ''{{Manga/Saki}}'', most of the mahjong players take their defeat relatively gracefully, even if, in the company of their friends and teammates, they indicate that they're quite disappointed or upset. Two of Kiyosumi's rivals from the first round of the prefectural tournament, however, steal Nodoka's penguin Etopen in revenge for their defeat, but are caught, and accidentally leave the penguin behind. They end up [[HeelRealization seeing the error of their ways]], and while their attempt to [[MustMakeAmends rectify their mistake]] ends up doing more harm than good, they end up rooting for Kiyosumi. Momo is a variation, as she's not that upset about her failure to secure first place for her school, but bears a grudge against Saki for defeating her [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship friend]] and [[SenpaiKohai senpai]], Yumi.
** This is a core part of Saki's own backstory. Her family were major Mahjong players, but were both [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating sore winners]] ''and'' sore losers. Saki's defense against this was to develop an ability to always break even in her score, losing on purpose.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Asou was one of the few students to not be intimidated by [[HugeSchoolgirl Mikoto's height]] [[OneOfTheBoys and athleticism]] and even dated her, but he broke up with her a short time afterward. When her friend, Eri, asked her about it, Mikoto said she didn't know the reason herself. All she knew was, Asou stopped talking to her [[SeriousBusiness after she beat him at a couple of arcade games.]]
* [[BigBad Love Machine]] from ''Anime/SummerWars'' is a real {{Jerkass}} and an in-universe example of TheComputerIsACheatingBastard. [[spoiler:It plots to direct a falling satellite onto a nuclear reactor until the Jinnochis beat it at a hanafuda game, then it decides to drop the satellite ''on her house''.]]
* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': The future version of Mikan seems to be like this, encouraging her past self to be more proactive in trying to win the heart of the protagonist that he picks ''her'' instead of one of the other girls. [[spoiler: It's subverted and becomes HeartwarmingInHindsight when it's revealed that future Mikan is ''actually'' trying to avert a BadFuture where Asahi ends up living his life alone and heartbroken.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Most ''Franchise/TheDCU'' and ''Franchise/TheMarvelUniverse'' super villains don't take defeat well at all, Spiderman and Batman's RogueGallery are particularly bad with foes like ''ComicBook/TheJoker'' and ''ComicBook/TheGreenGoblin'' likely to RageQuit if they fail to [[JoinOrDie destroy/convert]] their respective ArchEnemy. Subverted in the fact there are a few [[NobleDemon honorable foes]] such as Thanos or Dr Doom who considered the heroes WorthyOpponent(s) and even subconsciously give the the heroes to a chance to win. Though there still the frequent like JerkAss like [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Lex Luthor]] who absolutely refuses to accept to defeat or give into the hero benevolence often leading to VillainousBreakdown.
* In an issue of ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Betty and Veronica]]'', Veronica [[DoubleSubversion double subverts]] this by wanting to show what a good loser she is in the BeautyContest, but then shoves the trophy in Betty's face. For Veronica, [[AlphaBitch that's pretty well par for the course]].
* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Tintin}} The Broken Ear]]'', General Alcazar, upon receiving a SurpriseCheckmate from Tintin, thunders, "¡Mil millón bombas! You dare to beat me, your general?" and fires his pistol several times in Tintin's direction. However, this causes no harm because, as he proceeds to explain, "my gun's always loaded with blanks."

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2001&addr=010816 Jon reading this letter from his brother]]: "Maddie Ferguson's pie took first place at the fair so Mom burned her barn down".
* Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' provides the page quote. When Hobbes tells him that it's just a game, he cheerfully responds "I know. You should see me when I lose in real life!" And he ''was''. When the traffic safety poster he designed for a school contest (which everyone but him ''knew'' would lose, given as it was a gory picture with the slogan "Be Careful or be Roadkill") lost to Suzie, he claimed the contest was rigged.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** Jason is this whenever he is outmatched by Eileen (which tends to be all the time, seeing as he often goes to ridiculous lengths to outdo her and sabotages his own efforts).
** Also, Roger is one every time Andy beats him at chess or golf, which is all the time, because he stinks at both. Ironically, Andy ''hates'' playing him at both (partially ''because'' he's a Sore Loser, but also because he's obsessed.) Even more ironic, Andy was a Sore Loser at chess in the ''very first strip'', telling Roger he was sleeping on the couch after he checkmated her. (Although, future strips would show [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating he's a sore winner too]].)
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''
** In one Sunday strip, after Lucy strikes out while playing baseball, she says she deserves four strikes because she's a girl. They give her one, but she misses again. Then she says she should get five because she was sick yesterday. Again, they give her one, but she misses again. Then she smarmily says she should get six because she's so cute. But they don't give her one. She storms off saying, "What kind of stupid game is this where you only get six strikes?"
** Snoopy doesn't mind losing when he plays shortstop, but in one arc where Charlie Brown let him be manager, he ''threw a fit'' after losing, taking his anger out - ''physically'' that is - on the team and the equipment, then stormed off roaring '''I hate losing!!''' (Which is likely why, in the last strip of the arc, he was ''very'' eager to relinquish the job back to Charlie Brown.)
* In ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'', the king ''really'' [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2016/04/09 hates to lose]] at ''BoardGame/{{Monopoly}}''...
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'', Dagwood has been known to be angry at Herb for weeks after losing bad to him at bowling, golf, pool, or anything else; Herb is no better.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/SakiAfterStory'', found [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9008429/1/Saki-After-Story here]], Teru is assumed in-universe to be a [[UpToEleven particularly]] [[DisproportionateRetribution extreme]] case of this when she, after losing her younger sister ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' in the tournament, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown attacks her]] (as well as Nodoka when she tries to help Saki) [[MoralEventHorizon with a pipe, a box cutter and a chair, sending both of them to the hospital]]. The actual reason, however, seems to be that Saki's mere presence and claiming to be her sister [[BerserkButton sent her into]] [[UnstoppableRage a rage]].
-->'''Eri''': I honestly don't know how this incident came to pass. To think that someone could be such a poor sport at losing a simple game of Mahjong and snap like that [[ThisIsUnforgivable just astounds and angers me]].
%%* In ''Naruto Veangance Revelaitons'', [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the Council]] reacts this way when their team of Madara and Sasuke loses the CookingDuel against Ronan (by trying to make cereal, of all things), and they kill the entire audience before escaping.
* In [[Fanfic/ANewChanceSeries A New Chance For Adventure]] after being thoroughly and soundly defeated by Ash and his Pokemon, and facing arrest for his poaching activities, Rico tries to knife attack Ash. But with Pikachu nearby that works about as well as one could expect.
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2998555/1/Sharing-Thoughts Sharing Thoughts]] has Shampoo accidentally remove herself from the "fiancee wars" after getting some of her potions mixed up. Since Cologne can no longer bring Ranma into her tribe through her, she isn't happy when she goes to inform Ranma and Akane of the situation:
-->'''Cologne''': Please try not to gloat, or I just may kill you myself.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': When [[spoiler:she was again defeated by [[EldritchAbomination Bardiel]],]] Asuka was sore, moody and irritable for several days.
-->"I still can't believe I lost again!" the redhead mumbled out of the blue.\\
"Asuka, we're alone." Shinji yawned. "Misato left while you were taking a shower."\\
"So what?"\\
He gave her a curious look. It had been a while since he had seen her grumpy like this, at least without just acting it. "You're not saying that you still take something like that so personally, are you?"\\
"And what if I do?" she grumbled and rolled on her side, turning away from him.\\
"Oh, Asuka..." He chuckled at her behavior. For someone who had always thought of herself as mature, she sure had kept some childish attitudes even after actually going through adulthood. At least that's what he hoped it was...
* In ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'', Suzaku is one of these in spades.
* In the {{crossover}} FanFic ''FanFic/SoulChess'', Lelouch accuses Aizen of being one [[spoiler:after he is defeated during their final confrontation and about to be sent back to the ninth circle of Hell, when he reveals that he rigged his floating palace so it would blow up in the event of his defeat and take out the Soul King anyway]].
* [[GracefulLoser In contrast to most of the other Gym Leaders]] Ash faces in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', the Sensational Sisters grow increasingly angry as they fail to defeat Ash's Pokémon. After they lose, [[VillainousBreakdown they continue to scream in rage as they're getting dragged away by the authorities.]]
* Discussed in ''Fanfic/AmbienceAFleetSymphony'' chapter 270. When an American asks Kikuzuki why she can't let go of her hatred of Americans, she retorts that it's easy for Americans to be magnanimous in victory, but they probably wouldn't feel the same way if they had somehow lost the war. Considering works like ''Film/RedDawn1984'' that glorify LaResistance fighting on in the face of InvadedStatesOfAmerica, it's hardly an unfounded complaint.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Xibalba from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', who would rather kill an innocent human than lose a wager. [[spoiler:He seems to have ultimately gotten better.]]
* Hades in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' takes the victories of the titular hero over his monsters ''[[BurningWithAnger badly]]'', and blames Megara for it, since she was the one who encouraged him, taking her soul as a consolation prize.
-->"WE WERE ''SO CLOSE!!!!!'' So close! But we trip at the finish line! And why? Because that little [[IronicEcho nut Meg]] had to go all ''noble!''"
** Hades becomes even more sore when he realizes, too late, that Hercules' HeroicSacrifice to save Meg makes him immortal.
* In ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'', Cruella de Vil takes the constant resistance to claiming the Dalmatian puppies for her fur coat ''very'' badly.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metegol}}'': El Grosso never got over the fact he lost a football game back when he was a kid.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
** The ''Equestria Girls'' version of Rainbow Dash has yet to tone down her sore loser tendencies, rage-quitting a video game she is losing before Applejack can beat her in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]''.
** In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames Friendship Games]]'', Abacus Cinch, the principal of Crystal Prep (the rivals to Canterlot High), is so used to winning that she'll take nothing less than a flawless victory. So when her students lose a baking contest in the first act of events, she's more then a little frustrated. Later when Canterlot High wins the second events, she accuses them of cheating [[spoiler: because of human world's Twilight's magical amulet going haywire and opening portals to Equestria during the race which she assumed were Canterlot's doing. While she's not wrong to be skeptical, it was clear the protagonists weren't using their powers to cheat and were even ''trying to save the competitors''. What's more she was more than willing use said magic power to ensure her students won when she found out Twilight had collected some of it.]] When all is said and done and the games are declared a tie, Cinch is practically trying to decry that it shouldn't have counted. By this point even her ''own students'' are tired of her whining and refuse to support this claim, forcing her to accept the outcome and break her spotless winning streak.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': A rare non-villainous example. As a cub, Simba tries to pounce on his friend Nala after they get into an argument and [[IWasBeatenByAGirl she easily beats him]]. After he pushes her off he glares at her, then tries pouncing her again while she's distracted. That roll down a hill together with Simba struggling to stay on top, only for Nala to pin him once again, and smuggle rub it in his face.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Death from ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', who keeps [[BestOutOfInfinity demanding rematches]] every time he loses.
* In ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', after [[spoiler:Holmes both figuratively and literally checkmated Moriarty]], he responded by threatening to kill [[spoiler:Sherlock and Watson and his wife.]]
* After Frank wins the first race in ''Film/{{Hidalgo}}'', an upper class snob he raced against whined is a subtler way, by claiming Frank's horse shouldn't be a race horse because he wasn't a thoroughbred (which turned out [[BerserkButton not to be a good idea]] with Frank).
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse
** Obadiah Stain from ''Film/IronMan'' had this reaction upon discovering he couldn't copy Tony's arc reactor, leading to him to rip the reactor out of Tony's chest nearly killing but not before this lovely exchange.
--> '''Obadiah Stane''': Here is the technology. I've asked you to simply make it smaller.
-->'''Scientist''': All right, sir, that's what we're trying to do, but... honestly, it's impossible
-->'''Obadiah Stane''': TONY STARK BUILD THIS IN A CAVE!! [[ImprovisedArmour WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS]]
** Ivan Vanko aka Whiplash has a interesting variation where despite Iron Man beating his ass, he shouts gleefully as the authorities drag "''you lose''" . What he means by this is, is by successfully attacking Tony he shown that the eponymous Iron Man is NotSoInvincibleAfterAll. Whiplash is still a sore loser though, as when Tony and Rhodey beat him in the climax he [[TakingYouWithMe rigged]] all his drones to explode and whispering "''you lose''" echoing back to his line earlier.
* In ''Film/ANewHope'', Han mentions Wookies tear arms out of sockets when they lose.
* In ''Film/GirlsJustWantToHaveFun'', [[spoiler:[[SpoiledBrat Natalie Sands]] is not happy when she loses at the end.]] Her father quickly tells her to shut up though.
* In ''Film/AustinPowers'': International Man of Mystery, Austin finally catches Dr. Evil, who was trying to escape his [[SupervillainLair Underground Lair]] with Mr. Bigglesworth as the lair was overrun by Austin, Vanessa and their soldiers, along with Project Vulcan aborted by Austin. In retaliation for thwarting his escape, Dr. Evil then attempts to demoralize Austin by lecturing him on how all the things Austin fought for in then 1960's were now "evil" in the 1990's, and that freedom failed. It doesn't work, and things look hopeless for Dr. Evil. [[spoiler:However, Alotta Fagina manages to turn the tables by [[IHaveYourWife showing up holding Vanessa as a hostage]], which sabotages Austin's chance of bringing Dr. Evil to justice and leads to Dr. Evil's escape following a failed attempt at [[TheStarscream betrayal]] by Number Two.]]
* In ''Film/HappyGilmore'', after Happy wins the final tournament, his opponent [[{{Jerkass}} Shooter McGavin]] breaks down into a rant [[ThisCannotBe about how "impossible" Happy's win is]], then steals Happy's Gold Jacket as it's being presented to him. [[ChasedByAngryNatives He gets chased down and brutally beaten by Happy's fans for this.]]

* [[AlphaBitch Shelby]] and [[InsufferableGenius Otto]] of the ''Literature/HIVESeries''.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and [[Series/GameOfThrones its TV adaptation]], when [[BloodKnight Ser Gregor Clegane]] is unhorsed in a tourney, he calls for his sword and proceeds to decapitate his steed and attempt to murder his victorious opponent in full view of the King and his court.
* Conall Haldane loses an informal archery match to Dhugal [=McArdry=] early in ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'' and "all but slammed down his bow, though he did manage a stiff little bow of acknowledgment before stalking off sullenly toward the stables". This is noticed and commented upon; Kelson says his cousin "hasn't yet learned the graceful art of losing."
* [[Literature/HarryPotter Draco Malfoy]] was such a sore loser on ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', he reacts to his Quidditch team losing by insulting Mrs. Weasley and Lily Potter in front of Harry and the twins. Bad move.
* In the Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse ''Literature/TheQContinuum'' trilogy, Q reveals a former acquaintance of his named 0 that is a mass-murdering example of this trope. With powers comparable to the Q, 0 is the one who teaches young Q the value of testing younger races. However, as Q finds out, 0 does ''not'' like to have the younger races beat his tests. The first example is when 0 and Q infiltrate the [[EnergyBeing Calamarain]] society but are discovered and expelled. 0, angry at this, freezes the Calamarain for centuries (if not millennia). This is the reason why they're later pissed off at Q. The second example involves 0 testing the ancient Tkon Empire whose homeworld's star is reaching the end of its life and will go nova within a century or two. Using their advanced technology, the Tkon are building a giant transporter around their star and around a faraway younger star with similar mass. The goal is to swap them. 0 invites three other omnipotent beings ([[Recap/StarTrekS3E4AndTheChildrenShallLead Gorgan]], [[Recap/StarTrekS3E7DayOfTheDove (*)]], and [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier The One]]) to help him "test" the Tkon. They end up starting a civil war between the inner and outer planets, but the Tkon manage to come together in the end and complete the project. In a final act of defiance, 0 reaches into the star and turns its fusion UpToEleven, resulting in a supernova that consumes the system and the surrounding systems, leaving barely anything of the Tkon Empire. The Q Continuum shows up too late to save the Tkon, but they manage to defeat 0 and his cronies.
* After Prof. St. John-Finnes invites Literature/JamesBond to play a war game simulation with him in ''Literature/RoleOfHonour'', he is warned that the man is a poor loser. Sure enough, he ends up having a childish tantrum at the end of the game. This trait helps partially in saving the day at the climax, [[spoiler:where the professor, enraged by the fact that his plan didn't go as expected, attacks the novel's real BigBad]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Cliff Clavin appears on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and winds up with a score more than '''six''' times that of his trailing opponent at the end of Double Jeopardy!, ''guaranteeing'' him a win as long as he doesn't wager too much. Unable to think of the correct answer to Final Jeopardy!, he tries to keep Alex from reading his response. It is later revealed that Cliff [[WhatAnIdiot wagered everything]], dropping his score to $0. Immediately following are efforts by Cliff to convince the staff and audience that '''he''' was the real winner, including yelling towards a camera.
* Master Vile from ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. How many other [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlords]] actually ''throw a childish temper-tantrum'' after losing? (Berating minions doesn't count?) (Even Prince Sproket - an actual child - never did so.)
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Ser Gregor Clegane, upon losing a joust to Ser Loras, decaptiates his own horse and then proceeds to attack the now-unarmed Loras. Right in front of the king and all the joust spectators.
** Although Loras doesn't do or say anything negative to Brienne after she wins their melee competition, he's shown to be bitter about his defeat when he speaks to Renly in private.
* In Series/{{The Big Bang Theory}} [[InsufferableGenius Sheldon Cooper]] is established as a rather sore loser. Of course, he's also a rather [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating unpleasant winner]].
* In the Buddy Rich episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', the last act was a drum battle between Rich and Animal. After losing to Rich, Animal threw one of his drums at Buddy in a rage. Lampshaded earlier when Rich met Animal backstage;
-->'''Buddy Rich:''' He looks like a sore loser.
-->'''Floyde:''' If that chain breaks, you'll be a sore winner!
* One episode of ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' starts with Alex telling everyone he won $1,300 from Louie in a bet, and Louie is very, very angry about it. After Louie threatens to fire anyone who laughs at him (they all do anyway) he convinces Alex to go double or nothing on a football game, but later, when Louie [[TemptingFate gloats about how his team only has to make an easy field goal to win]], they botch it, and he now owes Alex $2,600. Later, Louie convinces Alex to go double or nothing again, betting that Tony’s protégé will lose his first match, bringing $5,200 in cash to the stadium to prove he can cover it. Alex accepts after telling Louie off in front of Tony and the protégé in a short TheReasonYouSuckSpeech; this proves prophetic, because Tony’s student wins via spectacular knockout, humiliating Louie (and adding insult to injury, receives a sweet deal from a boxing syndicate which also gains Tony five grand). In the final scene, Louie storms into the locker room, stuffs the cash into Alex’s pocket, and curses, “Take it and DIE! Die, ''die'', '''DIE!'''” before storming off.
* ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'': In "The Haunted House Game", the two villains refuse to let the two protagonists leave the house even after they won the game fair and square.
* ''Series/LittleLunch'':
** Atticus in "The Beep Test", who desperately tries to avoid the test purely so Tamara can't beat him. Once she sprains her ankle, he's totally enthusiastic for it.
** Debra Jo's also a pretty bad loser, as seen when she calls her mother to get her out of school when Mrs. Goncha holds a spelling test on words she doesn't know.
* Woe betide he who beats [[ManChild Hank]] from ''Series/CornerGas'' at golf. He will follow the victor around endlessly while constantly making an [[MostAnnoyingSound obnoxious]] whining noise.
* To the Nietzscheans of ''{{Series/Andromeda}}'' this is a racial trait. However, as Gaheris explains to Dylan, this is because to the Nietzscheans, life is a constant contest, and ''every'' instance is far more important than mere life or death. Nietzschean existence is all about proving your genetic superiority, so that you will be selected to procreate and perpetuate your genes. ''Any'' loss could be the one that makes a potential mate think your genes aren't worthwhile, and ''any'' victory could be the one that impresses the person you want to mate with. Therefore, losing ''is'' more important than mere life and death.
* In ''Series/TheOfficeUK'', Finch has an outright VillainousBreakdown after losing a pub trivia night, invents a "double-or-nothing" kettle-tossing competition, and starts insulting the trivia night's winners after "winning" the kettle-toss.

* The TomChapin song "Sore Loser" is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as you might expect, about one]], who takes it poorly when he loses at checkers and struck out in baseball.
-->''It was the checkers championship of the whole known galaxy\\
[[CurbStompBattle My brother still had all his pieces, I was down to my last three]]\\
When he triple jumped me I got angry and my temperature soared!\\
Then he said "King me!" So I crowned him... with the board!''

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Myth/ClassicalMythology gives us the story of Arachne, a girl who claimed to be a better weaver than Athena and ended up in a contest with the Goddess of Wisdom herself, which ends with Arachne dying and Athena turning her into a spider in order to acknowledge and preserve her exceptional skills. There are many different tellings of the story, but they tend to fall into one of two categories, both of which fit this trope:
** In versions where Athena wins, Arachne hangs herself in shame, and Athena turns her into a spider out of pity (the noose becoming her web).
** In versions where Arachne wins, Athena tries to[=/=]actually does kill her in a fit of rage, but feels remorse [=and/or=] shame for her actions and turns her into a spider. It should be noted though that in some of these stories, Athena's rage is arguably well deserved not because she had lost specifically but because Arachne was a poor winner, [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating gloating smugly]] over her [[BlasphemousBoast triumph over a Greek diety]], any of which tend to be especially famous for responding to [[TooDumbToLive any sign of mortal disrespect]] with [[DisproportionateRetribution immediate and excessive retribution.]]
* The Sphinx was an example. After Oedipus solved her riddle, she was so upset that she committed suicide by throwing herself off the cliff she perched on, rather than live with the shame.
** In Jean Cocteau's ''Literature/TheInfernalMachine'', a retelling of the legend of Oedipus, the Sphinx is changed to a sympathetic character, and her suicide is not because she's a sore loser. In fact, she would have won the contest, but ''tells'' Oedpus the answer to her riddle, simply so she can end her life and be free of the curse that compels her to kill. (And also to make him love her. Unfortunately, he leaves [[UngratefulBastard without so much as saying thank you.]]) The scene ends with [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Anubis taking her soul to Heaven.]]
** In some versions (depends on which adaptation you're reading) the Sirens did the same thing after Odysseus' crew escaped from them. This may be an exaggeration of the original story, however, because their success record wasn't perfect. (Jason and the Argonauts escaped from them as well, though Odysseus was the only one who heard them and lived. Jason and crew survived because Orpheus drowned out their music. Butes, who had really good hearing, also heard them, despite Orpheus' effort, and lived, but he only survived due to literal divine intervention, so it might not have counted.)
* Athena and Hera supported the Greeks during the Trojan War because they resent prince Paris for chosing Aphrodite over them in the infamous beauty contest.
* [[ShockAndAwe Thor]] from Myth/NorseMythology. In one myth he, Loki and another guy are invited in Utgard (the capital of the giants) and are humiliated in a series of challenges (the giants were cheating). When Thor fails his task (drinking from an apparently bottomless jug) he furiously demands two more chances to prove his power.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* A hallmark trope among heels, or the mark of a FaceHeelTurn.
* Wrestling/HulkHogan refused to leave ringside after being eliminated in the 1987 Survivor Series until referees threatened to strip him of the title. He [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kYNNs2nYLA#t=11m15s went into histrionics]] after losing the WWF Championship in 1988, and he illegally eliminated the men who threw him out of the 1989 and 1992 Royal Rumbles, including his then best friend [[Wrestling/SidEudy Sid Justice]]. In Wrestling/{{WCW}}, he spoiled [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy Savage's]] 1995 World War 3 victory celebration. [[MoralDissonance None of it kept him from portraying]] an AllAmericanFace.
* When Wrestling/BobBacklund returned to the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] in 1993, he brought up how he never submitted when he lost the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Title]] in 1983. In 1994, Wrestling/BretHart gave him a title shot and defeated him. Afterwards, Bob snapped and locked Bret in a Crossface Chickenwing submission hold. This marked the beginning of the psycho "Mr. Backlund" character.
* The 1995 ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries''. Bret Hart challenged [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]] for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Title]]. Bret caught Diesel in a surprise pinning combo for the win. Afterwards, Diesel gave him ''three'' powerbombs.
* It's also the most likely reason why WWE squandered valuable time and money making the ''Self-Destruction of the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior'' [=DVD=]. Warrior returned to WWE at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XII'' in 1996 and [[SquashMatch squashed]] Wrestling/TripleH in around 90 seconds, and HHH knows he'll never get a return match.
* In 2005, Wrestling/ChrisHero lost in The Ted Petty Invitational to Arik Cannon and went on the warpath against all things IWA Mid-South, disowning his students, attacking one of his instructors in Ian Rotten and destroying the Mid-South Heavyweight Championship belt. Also counts as {{misplaced retribution}}.
* Even after Wrestling/RingOfHonor finally got Wrestling/{{CZW}} to give up its active campaign against it, Wrestling/ChrisHero continued the attack on the promotion with Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli. As a result, he was praised by CZW owner John Zandig and eventually [[KarmaHoudini awarded a full time spot on the ROH roster.]]
* Presumably why Wrestling/CMPunk attacked Wrestling/{{Kane}} with Wrestling/TheUndertaker's urn and mocked the Undertaker after he [[DirtyCoward fled]].
* Wrestling/TheShield has shown this after Undertaker defeated Wrestling/DeanAmbrose in a one-on-one match. As soon as Undertaker won, they began beating him up, yelling at him that they still remained undefeated.
* The Wrestling/BellaTwins after their match against Wrestling/TheFunkadactyls. They pulled their switching trick, but the referee had seen this and reversed his decision for the winners. But the twins were not happy and gave the Funkadactyls a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown as a result.
* The Premier Athlete Brand didn't take their loses too well, except Mr. A's because they began to [[YouHaveFailedMe view him as a failure]] and purposefully set him up to lose against Moose at EVOLVE 30. But when Trent Baretta lost to Uhaa Nation later on the same show (appropriately titled [[VersusTitle Baretta vs Nation]]) they all ran out to attack the victor.
* Wrestling/IvelisseVelez wasn't just sore about losing the SHINE Championship belt to Mia Yim at WWN's China tour, but also threw a temper tantrum about Yim getting what she expected to be her rematch with Nevaeh, [[{{Pride}} who made Ivelisse look bad]] even though Vélez won the last time they wrestled.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'': While Ryu is the archetypal SpiritedCompetitor and all-around [[NiceGuy nice guy]]... it turns out that deep down, he can't handle losing. In fact, depending on just ''how badly'' he starts losing, his desire to win has a high risk of triggering the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Satsui no Hado]] (lit. "the Murderous Intent") that, in normal circumstances, Ryu really doesn't want to tap into. Such as when Sagat bested him and offered what was supposed to have been a friendly hand, to help Ryu back on his feet. His thanks for it? A surprise Metsu {{Shoryuken}} that left him scarred for the rest of his life and cost him what should've been ''his'' victory, and soon triggered Sagat's temporary FaceHeelTurn into Shadaloo.
* Smithy from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' goes '''''berserk''''' upon being defeated in his first form, with his various minions giving futile attempts to calm him down. He ends up destroying the foundation.
* In ''Videogame/LuigisMansion'', Henry and Orville ask Luigi to play hide and seek with them, while Jarvis challenges him to a game that's sort of like "whac-a-mole". In both cases, if Luigi wins, the ghosts get angry and attack him. (However, this is the only way he can capture them, something which is required to proceed in the case of the twins.)
* Lakhesis in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII'' is at first polite and even [[FoeYay flirty]] towards Kratos. Then the "petulant mortal they were controlling" kick her curvaceous ass, prompting her to become suddenly far harsher.
** In ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII''', Hermes too is quite bratty.
* [[TheDragon Rothschild]] in ''VideoGame/MusashiSamuraiLegend'': [[spoiler: As he pulls a LoadBearingBoss on Musashi after his defeat.]]
* To some extent Nines Rodriguez from ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. He constantly talks about how the Anarchs are the best and the Camarilla is shit and acting cool, but if you disagree with his view he'll get awfully snippy and even refuse to talk with you. Not that [[BigBad Prince Lacroix]] and [[DragonLady Ming Xiao]] are any better mind you, and ditto for [[HumanoidAbomination Andrei]].
* [[BrattyHalfPint Masamune Date]] from ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' 1 has this attitude sometimes.
* Laharl, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', shows up as a HopelessBossFight in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories''. If you do manage to beat him, he's so upset he destroys the world. Now that's sore!
** This isn't just limited to Laharl. There's a reason Creator/NipponIchi games, ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' especially, are the poster children for SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Rugal Bernstein. Nothing says "Waaah, I can't handle defeat!" like a VillainousBreakdown followed by '''''[[TakingYouWithMe blowing up your own aircraft carrier with everyone else still on it]]'''''. One would think that a BloodKnight would ''enjoy'' having a strong opponent to face again at a later date...
** Not to mention that, in most of his later re-appearances in the non-canon games, he does this again every time the player beats him...
** His son Adelheid takes his own defeats [[GracefulLoser in grace and stride]]. His daughter Rose however, is very much an utter sore loser.
** The "Loveable" Igniz in KOF 2001 won't accept anything less then godhood. Once you beat him, his response is to send the meteor base you're fighting on (long story) ''crashing into the Earth''.
* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'', after his retreat from your first bossfight with him, [[GiantSpider Phantom]] will chase Dante down some incredibly narrow corridors. Even Dante found this to be dickish.
** In the third title, [[LightIsNotGood Beowulf]] is the only defeated Devil (except for Leviathan) that won't bow to Dante, and he rather flee, swearing revenge.
* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', the Riddler constantly mocks and insult Batman's intelligence as he solves his hidden riddles. However, once Batman completes over half of them, Riddler starts to get angry and accuses him of cheating and looking up the answers online.
* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', Harley is even worse than the Riddler, taking being arrested by Batman with all the dignity of a kindergartner. He has to ''carry'' her as she futilely kicks, hits him, and cries like a baby.
* Razor in 2005's ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeedMostWanted''. It's bad enough that the guy's a cheating bastard who gyps you out of your precious ride at the start of the game by cutting the gas line. Once you rise through the ranks and beat him in a fair race (while he's in your prized ride, no less), the guy tries to sic his cronies on you after you win. Luckily, your female partner [[spoiler:who also happens to be an undercover cop]] is there to prevent this from happening.
* If you beat a Slytherin at anything in one of the ''VideoGame/HarryPotter'' games, expect one of two responses:
## They declare that you cheated
## They declare that they didn't really try anyway.
** In the ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' game, Ron responds to one such Slytherin by saying, "[[LampshadeHanging Why are Slytherins such bad losers?]]"
* Two gym leaders pull this trope on you when you beat them in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''. Whitney cries and doesn't hand you over her badge, but she does calm down and gives it to you. Clair on the other hand flat out refuses to admit that you have beaten her and says you still have "lazy ideals," but will hand you the badge if you find an item in the Dragon's Den held by an old man. Even when you get it, not only does Clair believed you failed the test presented by the old man, but she once again ''refuses'' to believe that you actually passed the test and won't give the badge over to you. It's only until the old man threatens to tell Lance (Clair's cousin and the local Pokémon Champion) about Clair's bad behavior that Clair finally decides to hand the badge over, but she still acts sore about it. There's also TheRival, Silver, who continually talks trash about how weak you are even after you've wiped the floor with him several times.
* Goro from ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' is a moderate example; his pre-fight dialogue between him and Liu Kang in ''X'' shows that he ''really'' doesn't like being reminded of the first time they fought.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', if you complete the Civil War Questline in favor of the Legion before the final mission of the main quest, [[spoiler:you can meet Ulfric Stormcloak and Galmar Stone-Fist in Sovngarde. While the former is simply horrified that his war has simply given Alduin more souls to feed on, the latter thinks you're here to haunt him and curses your name for all eternity. However, after defeating Alduin he'll tell you that eternity is too long to hold a grudge.]]
* In Litchi's Gag Reel from ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'', a group of characters is playing a board game (including Litchi herself). The usually cool and collected [[GothicLolita Rachel Alucard]] ragequits in her ''first turn'' after getting a one in the dice, despite Taokaka's warning that quitting the game will cause something really bad to all the participants. It results everyone getting a permanent itch, and when Rachel came back to her mansion, the itch got to her as well.
* In the "Mark of the Assassin" DLC for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Baron Arlange throws a comically childish temper tantrum after Hawke's party beats him in a hunt, stating that he paid good money to win. He then attacks Hawke and gets handily defeated, after which you can choose to either finish him or let him go (after which he'll try to kill you later).
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', after the Inquisitor foils most of his plans to conquer Thedas, Corypheus [[spoiler: re-opens the Breach, a massive tear in the Veil that will consume the entire world. The ploy is meant to draw the Inquisitor into a final confrontation, but Solas implies that Corypheus is also upsetting the game board so that no one will win.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', most characters applaud politely or enthusiastically at the winning player, up and including ruthless villains like Ganondorf. There are some characters however that are not as graceful in defeat: Bowser [[SarcasticClapping claps sarcastically]], the Ice Climbers sob, Diddy Kong scratches his head dejectedly,[[note]]Only in ''Brawl''. He claps enthusiastically in ''3DS/Wii U''[[/note]], Mewtwo crosses his arms indignantly, and Wario can be seen adding in a "boo" (or similar effect) between clapping.
* After you beat Leonard Steakcharmer in VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice (by sabotaging his cheating method, no less) he later shows up in the office and tries to get his money back at gunpoint. It doesn't work out well (mainly because he uses an obviously fake gun) and he ends up their prisoner/pet for several following chapters.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', the losing team's inklings can be seen throwing ridiculous temper tantrums in the results screen. The most impressive is shooter-wielders, who fall to their knees and begin angrily banging their fists against the ground. Subverted by the Roller and Brush wielders, who shrug and shake their heads as if disappointed in their teammates. Marie was also one after a Splatfest when her team lost, making remarks like Team Cats winning in Europe only because Judd was the ref, Team Art only winning because Team Science had jobs to do, and Team Pirates being a bunch of cheats.
--->'''Callie''': Avast, me hearties! Sore loser off the port bow!
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'' continues this with a new set of poses for losing Inklings, with the Roller and Brush users trading the shrug of disappointment for a {{facepalm}}. And then there's Pearl, who is particularly pissy whenever she loses a Splatfest, like throwing a little tantrum for Ice Cream vs Cake or a cold "Whatever." for Sci-Fi vs Fantasy.
* ''Everybody'' is a Sore Loser in ''VideoGame/MarioStrikers''. The captains each have special animations of them getting very upset, which plays sometimes when they're losing badly in a match. Special mention goes to [[ManEatingPlant Petey Piranha]] and [[TheLadette Princess Daisy]], the former of whom decides to attack one of the opposing team's players out of rage and eat them and the latter of whom, [[UnstoppableRage well...]]
* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'':
** When your build seems like it's gonna win the competition, Aiden decides to unleash some lava on your contraption.
** Petra will call your team out on this if you were to say "losing sucks" while they're talking about [[spoiler: how they lost the Build-Off.]]
** [[spoiler: Aiden and his crew is this when Jesse's new Order of The Stone keep finding treasure. What's more, Aiden wanted to be the hero of the Wither Storm crisis instead of Jesse, because he doesn't feel Jesse truly earned it.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': [[spoiler:If you confound Milton with questions he can't answer, he rants that he cannot lose as it contradicts his programming. He'll then ask you the same question repeatedly until you exit from it (the dialogue option is even ''called'' "exit"!).]]
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'': After the Allies destroy the Psychic Amplifier in Chicago that was about to mind control the entire country, the Soviet commander Vladimir interrupts the transmission to announce that he is wiping the city off the map with a nuclear bomb.
* In ''VideoGame/DuckSeason'', if the player manages to hold off [[spoiler:the dog's assault]] in the game fair and square, they will instead [[spoiler:come into the real world, holding a knife, and trying to kill ''you'' instead]].
* PlayedForLaughs in the end of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins'' when Wario is defeated. After Mario trounces him, Wario cries and then throws a shoe at Mario while sticking his tongue out before running away.
* ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'' has Wario exclaim that he lost to a bunch of losers should he lose a race. Likewise, Bowser Jr. will throw a fit and cry his eyes out if he loses a race.
* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'', Brash Bear is an athlete who prides himself on his Riverside Race record of 1 minute and 15 seconds. If you beat his record and talk to him, he [[BerserkButton flies off the goddamned handle]] and slams on his desk repeatedly, causing a tree stump nearby to fall into a river and create a bridge to a cave that is required for [[OneHundredPercentCompletion 103% Completion]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Franziska von Karma in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'' is so infuriated at losing to Phoenix in her American court debut that she [[spoiler:'''[[RageQuit whips him unconscious]]''' before calling the court a sham.]]
** In her second trial against Phoenix, she has a more subdued but still angry reaction after [[spoiler:Phoenix finds out where Acro hid the murder weapon when her investigators failed to do so]].
** Franziska learned from the best: her father, Manfred von Karma, was so obsessed with his perfect record of court victories that [[spoiler:he murdered the one defense attorney ever to mar it (even though Gregory Edgeworth only managed to get him a penalty and still lost the trial), then when that didn't satisfy his need for revenge, spent ''fifteen years'' [[DisproportionateRetribution setting up an elaborate plot to destroy said defense attorney's son, including systematically building him up for the sake of the farthest possible fall]]]].
* From ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', you have [[spoiler: Bernkastel, the true BigBad of the story]]. The reason she does everything she does past Episode 5 is because of this. [[spoiler:Trying to [[GenreDeconstruction destroy the heart of the story]], [[MurderIsTheBestSolution murdering Beatrice's incarnation in another world]], [[KickTheDog ruing Ange's life and turning her against her family]] and [[UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat trying to break open the catbox and]] [[KillEmAll permakilling everyone involved in the story of Rokkenjima]]]] is all because Battler beat her humiliatingly in Episode 5. In Episode 8, it's revealed she quite literally only cannot understand fun, only winning. And then you have her VillainousBreakdown in Episode 8 when [[spoiler:Battler is the first person in many centuries to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome penetrate her invincibility]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu and beat her down over]] [[MegatonPunch and again]]. Even the other true BigBad Lambdadelta wasn’t so crazy about losing (though this may be because [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry she’s already suffered crushing defeat in the past and is used to it.]])]]
* In VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3, when she is correctly identified as the culprit [[spoiler: Kirumi Tojo]] actually votes for Shuichi ''out of spite'' when it's time to convict her and calls him a "meddlesome brat" during her VillainousBreakdown.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Kleya in ''Webcomic/NotAVillain'' can't stand losing. While she's doing her best to curb it, she tends to instinctively hack when she's in danger. And judging from what the people who are trying to catch her have told us, she used to be even worse.
* In ''Webcomic/HelloWanderingStar'', "Apart from [[MisanthropeSupreme hating people]], Panim also greatly disliked losing."
* The Trope picture is from ''WebComic/BatmanAndSons''. Bruce... doesn't take losses well.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
** Vriska Serket, a killer GameMaster who's convinced she's the best of the best, can play others like fiddles, and is the one holding up her team. In reality, she just has a horrible attitude and psychic MindControl powers that give her an advantage over others, so when the former comes back to bite her and the latter can't help her, she throws a fit and accuses the other of cheating, before trying to calm down and trying to make whatever she lost not seem like the SeriousBusiness she clearly believes it to be.
** Her dancestor Aranea is even ''worse'', if possible. Seeming kind and polite at first, Aranea is actually frustrated at not having had an adventurous life like her [[AlternateTimeline A2]] counterpart. From [[AttentionWhore paying people to listen to her]], to [[GloryHound trying to subvert the roles of the remaining players]], Aranea's hubris comes back to bite her when it turns out that she's bitten off more than she can chew by trying to take over the B2 session. Upon realizing this, Aranea kills a total of three other players and tries a planet destroying RageQuit, before [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Her Imperious Condescension]] catches up to her and [[NeckSnap breaks her neck]].
* Wallis from ''Webcomic/{{Gloomverse}}''.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Everyone within the ''LetsPlay/MarioPartyTV'' group has their moments, particularly when fortune swung against them at the last moment, but Holms gets especially vocal. The Reverend Inferno's rants at the end of the 8-Player Neon Heights run deserves mention because he was furious at the extremely lucky Team Dolphin.
* During the early days of Creator/AchievementHunter's ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]'' series, Geoff was ''not'' a particularly good sport. Still isn't, but he's really reined it in.
* At some point in ''Series/{{Noob}}'':
** Omega Zell seriously considers quitting the game over losing [[spoiler:his first real duel against Gaea]].
** Due to the combination of InferioritySuperiorityComplex and a father that always wins any game they play together, [[spoiler:Judge Dead]] has this problem also.
* [=DevinWithDevin=] from ''WebVideo/EpicsGameshows'' decided to, not only '''not''' own up to his bullying, refuse to do an interview after his elimination and chose to just leave.
* In the Google Halloween Doodle "Global Candy Cup 2015", the over-confident red witch is shown to be in a tantrum since the cat-loving yellow witch ends up winning.
* Seemingly a trait of [[BoisterousBruiser Yang]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. After losing to Neptune in a board game, she angrily storms through her room and grumpily remarks that they never should've let him play. She similarly reacts negatively when she loses a match in a video game after Qrow distracts her with a perverted comment. PlayedForLaughs both times.
* WebVideo/LowTierGod is infamously controversial in the competitive fighting game scene for [[InsistentTerminology performing "opt outs"]] ({{Rage Quit}}s) and for insulting his opponents at length when he loses. One of his lowest moments had him mocking a disabled player[[note]][=BrolyLegs=], who was born with a rare muscular developmental disorder - in his own words, his brain didn't tell his muscles to grow with the rest of him. Unable to use his hands to hold a controller in the usual way, Broly operates the controller ''with his mouth''. [[HandicappedBadass Despite his handicap, he still plays competitively and is a respected player on the scene]] - with ''Street Fighter'', he mains Chun-li.[[/note]] who beat him 2-0, calling him "half a man".
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Alex does not take falling even the ''slightest bit'' behind in a competition very well. Death threats WILL be made!
** Not as much as Alex, but Duck is still not a good sport. For example, he more-or-less implies that Snake and Duck were cheating when they beat him in the game they were all playing in [=VRcade=]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* {{Exaggerated|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Boys of Bummer", after Bart fumbles the ball in the Little League Championships and causes Springfield to lose to Shelbyville, everyone in town [[FelonyMisdemeanor harasses,]] [[DisproportionateRetribution mocks]] [[SeriousBusiness and attacks Bart even after it drove him to]] [[DrivenToSuicide suicidal insanity.]] Good thing [[MamaBear Marge]] put an end to it.
** The same thing happened to a football team in "The Joy of Sect".
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** "WesternAnimation/BonanzaBunny" featured Blacque Jacque Shellacque as Bugs Bunny's antagonist-of-the-moment, and a very sore loser when Bugs beats him in a game of blackjack.
--->'''Bugs Bunny:''' Well, that's the way the ball bounces. Somebody's gotta lose, somebody's gotta win.\\
'''Blacque Jacque Shellacque:''' Oooh! Nobody wins from Blacque Jacque Shellacque!\\
'''Bugs Bunny:''' They don't? How come?\\
'''Blacque Jacque Shellacque:''' [[BadassBoast Cuz Blacque Jacque Shellacque is roughest, toughest, muklukest Canuck in ze Klondike]]! [fires several bullets into the ground and then points his guns at Bugs] Zat's why!
*** Of course, Bugs won after Jacque dealt him [[RuleOfFunny a 21 of Spades...]] You really can't blame Jacque for being upset.
*** ...until you see Jacque's hand and realize he'd dealt himself ''two'' 10 of Spades'. Yeah, both of them were blatantly cheating, but Bugs was a little more creative. (But then, Bugs anticipated that the top card would be a 21 and thus froze on it.)
** In "WesternAnimation/BarbaryCoastBunny", the ConMan Nasty Canasta was a sore loser. After stealing gold from Bugs in the beginning and using it to open a casino, Bugs comes in seeking revenge, and proceeds to win every game in the place, even though most of them are rigged. Finally, after Bugs beats his full house with four aces in poker, Canasta pulls out a gun and tries to rob Bugs - who spins the pistol's cylinder, causing it to shoot coins. (The last scene of this is usually edited; Canasta tries to do the same thing as Bugs leaves, only to shoot himself in the face.)
** Bugs Bunny himself actually never takes it well when he's the target of mischief for a change, as seen when he's up against Cecil Turtle, or during the rare times they ThrowTheDogABone with Elmer Fudd.
*** The usually depends on the writer though, in some shorts he quite a GracefulLoser too.
** His rival WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck can't stand losing to Bugs, at certain points even willing to ''kill'' the rabbit just to dispose of the competition.
* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'':
** Dick Dastardly was a consummate sore loser, taking having lost only one Wacky Race well -- the debut episode "See Saw to Arkansas," where he stops his car just at the finish line so [[LargeHam he can pose for the race's photo finish.]] This drive to win at all costs gets so bad he has an entire trope named after him: DickDastardlyStopsToCheat. Dick would win more often if he wasn't such a, well, ''dick'' to the other racers.
** In his own show ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', Dastardly one-ups the captain of a ship on which the Vulture Squadron is stationed, thanks to some influence from the General, via Dastardly's phone. The captain shoves the phone into Dastardly's mouth, making him sputter "If there's one thing I hate, it's a sore loser!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Only Human", Atlas assaults Cyborg and then kidnaps the other Titans to spite him after [[DisproportionateRetribution Cyborg beats him at an online video game]]. (Which he clearly plays too much of as it is; a later scene shows he's a [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating sore winner]] at it too.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', Miss Piggy loses a race, and then insists they need to go another lap.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'', Bianca holds a costume contest for Halloween, and after a couple DressesTheSame situations with Larke, Bianca still loses, and then throws everyone out of her mansion. Her being a Sore Loser is either the ending or the entire premise of half the episodes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' episode "The Devil to Pay", diabolic game show host Dib Devlin is a sore loser. He tricks the heroes into an [[DeadlyGame infernal game show]] where they risk their souls, luring them into it by offering a trip to Tahiti as a grand prize. When they manage to win, he decides to kill them, because he never said he's spare their lives. They manage to escape, however, and Venkman forces him to give them the trip. (He includes three tons of deviled ham with the prize, likely to annoy them.)
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Rainbow Dash, at least before her later CharacterDevelopment, was ''never'' graceful in a loss:
--->'''Rainbow Dash:''' I ''hate'' losing.
** Applejack, though usually a more GracefulLoser, is embittered into one in "Fall Weather Friends" against Rainbow's unsportsmanlike competitive streak, making for a ''very'' [[EscalatingWar aggressive contest]]. It's probably the worst Rainbow ever gets as well, as she pulls more than a few dirty tricks herself before flat-out breaking the rules they agreed to (not using her wings) and attempting to fly to the finish, with the two actively [[BigBallOfViolence fighting each other]] as they reach the finish.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Stan Smith apparently spent years of his life convincing himself that winning was all that mattered; he even cut his own son from the team. When Steve responded by forming all the kids Stan cut into a RagtagBunchOfMisfits and actually winning, Stan's first response is to [[DrivenToSuicide attempt suicide]]. He does it again after losing a carnival game (even though Steve points out that they're rigged so ''nobody'' can win). Eventually Steve talks Stan down by [[SympatheticPOV making him imagine how it would feel for his own father to kick him off the football team]], which results in Stan finding another way to vent his frustration: crying.
-->'''Stan:''' What a wonderful alternative to suicide!
** Roger likewise isn't good at losing either. So much so he's willing to kill just to get his way.
* Taken ''way'' UpToEleven in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. When Brian gets a 'king me' in checkers, Peter throws the checkerboard into his car, drives the car off a cliff into the ocean, then ''shoots the gas tank with a gun to make it explode!''
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** Sappy Stanley from the episode "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?", after his Oscar-nominated cartoon lost to Bugs Bunny's cartoon, Stanley scorns the American film industry, moves to Paris and spends decades planning his revenge on Bugs.
** The Prefecto Prep students are sore losers after being beaten at football by the Acme team, but what can you expect from a school whose motto is, "We Never Lose"?
* Jake in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Card Wars", when Finn and he play against each other in the eponymous trading-card game and Finn gains the upper hand. BMO mentions that Jake wouldn't talk to him for a month just because he won against him, forcing Finn to [[ILetYouWin take a dive]] to prevent the same outcome.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'': "[[Recap/BravestarrS1E2FallenIdol Fallen Idol]]" showed how the Pride of one made a BrokenPedestal: Jingles Morgan lost a fighting match and fell off a bridge into mud. People laughed at his defeat, even his victorious opponent (which seems too close to UnsportsmanlikeGloating). In a moment of UncontrollableRage, he grabbed his nearby disintegrator pistol and blasted the opponent with it, killing him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'':
** In the Riddler's first appearance, he is ''furious'' when Batman [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame outwits him]], purposely answering one of his questions with a lie when he inadvertently puts himself in the path of the blaster aimed at Detective Yin (set to fire at her whenever the lie detector monitoring him detects a lie) so that it zaps him instead.
** The Cluemaster takes this Trope UpToEleven Not only was this the entire reason he spent his entire life plotting revenge against three people (because he lost a rigged game show when he was a child, for pete's sake), when Batman appears, the InsufferableGenius says he will let his hostages go if the hero can ask him a question he cannot answer, claiming he can answer ''anything''. When Batman makes it clear that he can, indeed, ask ''anything'', he does indeed manage to stump the villain. [[spoiler: The question he asks is, "What is the the true identity of the Batman."]] The Cluemaster quickly says it wasn't a fair question and tries to go back on his promise, at which point Batman stops being nice.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' episode "Queen Bee", Trina Riffin ''did not'' take her defeat in the hands of Laney Penn very well.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleFlyingBears'': The aptly-titled episode "Sore Losers" featured a yearly competition Skulk and Sammy [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption always lose]]. One year, they took it so bad they bullied the winning team into accepting a rematch.
* On episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', "Best of Breed," Garfield is in a cat show and as the other contestants leave upon elimination he tells them "The important thing is to be a [[GracefulLoser good dignified loser.]]" Then when he is eliminated [[HypocriticalHumor he goes into a tantrum and calls for an attorney.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** After losing to Zuko in an [[WizardDuel Agni Kai]], Admiral Zhao attempts to get a shot at him in the back as he's walking away only for Iroh to block it and berate him for it, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech stating that even if Zuko was in exile, he still had way more honor than Zhao]]. This takes a much darker turn in the season finale, when Iroh tells him to give up the [[ItMakesSenseInContext fish that embodies the moon spirit's physical being]]. After doing what Iroh says, Zhao kills it immediately after in a fit of blind rage.
** Azula is BornLucky, but when she ''does'' lose, she takes it pretty hard. In a childhood flashback, she fails to do an acrobatic move that Ty Lee pulls off perfectly, and responds by shoving her to the ground. In the modern day, when practicing her lightning martial arts, she grows enraged upon seeing a single lock of hair came undone while doing so. Even her treatment of her friends (threatening them with bodily harm when they don't obey and trying to murder them when they betray her) can be seen as an extension of just never wanting to lose. [[spoiler: When Katara beats her and leaves her chained up, she falls into a fit of wailing, screaming and crying.]] [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating Though for the record, she's not much better when she's winning.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Dexter himself displays this whenever he's in a competition with Dee Dee, freaking out when she beats him at video games and, on one occasion, going so far as to deliberately destroy his ''own lab'' to beat her at a game. That being said, this is probably fueled by Dee Dee's tendency to [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating rub her victories in his face on both occasions]].
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Twister found a sport that he was better at than Otto. Unable to accept defeat, Otto took a shortcut in the final race and won because of it. His conscience caught up to him, though, and when Twister wanted a playoff race for the trophy, [[SubvertedTrope Otto was finally able to accept his defeat]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had Angelica challenge Suzie to see who was the best older kid. Every time Suzie won, Angelica kept throwing in another match (it started out as 2-out-of-3, but kept going higher and higher until they got to the last challenge).
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Courtney [[spoiler: sued her way onto the second season of the animated reality show after being cheated out of the prize money a season earlier.]]
** [[CompetitionFreak Josee]] from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' throws tantrums whenever she and Jacques don't come first. [[spoiler: When they eventually place third in the final, she starts destroying Central Park until Jacques manage to calm her down.]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kablam}}'', there's Life With Loopy cartoon where Loopy challenges Mother Nature to a bowling match [[note]]Loopy's mother told her that thunder was Mother Nature bowling, and Loopy bet that if she won, Mother Nature would have to stop[[/note]]. Loopy narrowly won (after picking up a spare on the dreaded 7-10 split no less), which caused Mother Nature to sob uncontrollably. Of course, being Mother Nature, her crying resulted in endless rain for the rest of the summer.
-->'''Loopy:''' [[NeverMyFault Don't be such a sore loser]]!
* None of The Misfits in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' take losing terribly well however Pizzazz is the worst by far. She has quite a complex about [[SecondPlaceIsForLosers coming in second]], but all she ''does'' is come in second to Jem. But when you think about it, what [[SpoiledBrat spoiled brat]] isn't a sore loser?
* Lynn Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' cannot stand losing at anything. In the first episode she shows this she would rather believe she lost because her brother was bad luck, and in "Lynner Take All" she actually starts [[SanitySlippage losing it]] when she loses in "[[TabletopGame/SettlersOfCatan Settler's of]] Cat-land", trying to one-up all of her sisters in ''everything'' to validate her [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating gloating]] and hyper-competitive nature.
* One ''Roland and Rattfink'' cartoon has the two entering in a race. Rattfink, the series' DastardlyWhiplash, [[TheBadGuyWins wins the race]] by accident, not even cheating in the process. We expect Roland, the series' good guy, to handle his loss with grace, but he [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] that he's a poor loser, and proceeds to beat Rattfink up with his trophy.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Bruce Irvin of the Seattle Seahawks, an UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball team, has the [[MedalOfDishonor dubious honor]] of being the only player ejected from the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl after throwing punches during the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLIX. What puts him into Sore Loser territory was that the Seahawks had no chance to win at the point Irvin instigated the brawl.
** For that matter, Tom Brady himself of the New England Patriots, all three of their losses[[note]]XLII, XLVI and LII[[/note]] he went straight to the locker room after the game without shaking the hands of anyone from the opposing team.
** Add Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton to the list of poor sportsman thumbsuckers after losing to the Atlanta Falcons in the 2016 postseason. He wouldn't even address the press in the post game interview.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Blue_-_Kasparov,_1997,_Game_6 Chess Grand Master Garry Kasparov was in a foul mood after finally being defeated by the computer, Deep Blue]]. He claimed that IBM had a team of Chess Masters aiding the computer. IBM declined Kasparov a rematch due to the insinuations.
** A political cartoon of the time showed the room the tournament took place in in shambles, a broken computer, and chess pieces everywhere, and Kasparov stomping out of the room in a huff. A man in the background says to another "I wonder when they'll teach a computer to do ''that''."
*** [[http://cdn.acidcow.com/pics/20111018/wulffmorgenthaler_09.jpg Another cartoon]] has Kasparov standing near a swimming pool with the computer at the bottom and gloating that it cannot swim.
** Although he took it a bit far, the way Kasparov lost ''was'' pretty humiliating. Deep Blue actually made a severely sub-optimal move, and Kasparov, thinking there was no way the computer would make such a rookie decision, didn't capitalize on it and thus left himself open to defeat. It's one thing to lose to a supercomputer, another to lose to a supercomputer that made a ''mistake''.
* Journalist Chip Berlet described the Birther Movement as as example of this trope, since it only came to to large-scale attention after UsefulNotes/BarackObama launched his campaign for the 2008 presidential election and eventually won it.
-->'''Berlet''': For some people, when their side loses an election, the only explanation that makes sense to them – that they can cope with – is that sinister, bad, evil people arranged some kind of fraud.
* The infamous [[http://senseis.xmp.net/?NuclearTesuji Nuclear Tesuji]] in Go, aptly described as "Tossing the board at the wall, denting it and the wall prior to uppercutting your opponent." As demonstrated above, tantrums like that can happen in any board game.
* [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames Nancy Kerrigan's]] infamous declarations against Oksana Baiul in the Lillehammer olympics of 1994 came after Kerrigan's loss to Baiul for the Gold. Upon the delay of the medal ceremony, Kerrigan began echoing the rumors about Baiul taking too much time to fix her make-up (in reality, there wasn't an Ukrainian flag handy so Baiul simply couldn't get onto the platform)... [[IsThisThingStillOn near a still working microphone.]]
** After being edged out by Yuka Sato in the 1994 World Championships, Surya Bonaly initially refused to come out for the medal ceremony, then refused to get onto the platform, then yanked off her silver medal, feeling that Sato, who was Japanese, had won solely because the competition was being held in Japan. Four years later at the Olympics, she performed a backflip, a move illegal in amateur competition and ended her program with her back to the judges, essentially telling them "fuck you'' for what she felt was years of unfair scoring due to her not being a typical figure skater--aside from being black, she chose loud, garish costumes and music, in sharp contrast to the ballet-like choices of her competitors.
** Similarly, during the Montreal Olympics of 1976, American swimmer Shirley Babaschoff made a rather bad joke about the gold-winning East German swimming team and their members's records, commenting on their almost manly voices. She was accused of being this ''and'' of baselessly saying they were taking steroids, alongisde getting the derisive nickname "Sour Shirley". [[HarsherInHindsight For worse, she couldn't know it]]... [[http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2000/07/37631 but she wasn't that far off.]]
* Belarussian gymnast Svetlana Boginskaya developed a rivalry with American Kim Zmeskal after the latter defeated her at the 1991 World Championships, outright stating that the only reason Zmeskal won is because the competition was held in America and that ''she'' would have won had it been held in Europe and refused to shake Zmeskal's hand during the medal ceremony.
* It's all beauty and grace at the Miss Universe pageant, but unfortunately for Miss Amazonas (Venezuela) 2015, they do things a little differently down south. After Carol Toledo was crowned, Sheislane Hayalla yanked her crown off, threw it on the floor and stomped away while screaming something in Portuguese as another contestant clapped(!).
-->'''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/02/02/oh-i-do-love-a-good-crown-snatching/ Michael K.]]:''' Being a gracious loser is so overrated and life’s too short to not snatch a crown right off of a trick’s head. The runner-up of Miss Amazonas 2015 knows what I’m talking about and when she lost the main prize on Friday in Brazil, she won the title of Miss Fuck It 2015...when Carol Toledo won the title of Miss Amazonas 2015, the other beauty queens [[TheUnsmile put on manufactured smiles and pretended to be happy]], but not the runner-up Sheislane Hayalla (that’s Portuguese for ''“Stay in your lane, bitch“'').
* Judoka Wrestling/MasahikoKimura hated losing a match, to the extent that he considered quitting judo after his first loss, and when he was convinced by his friends to stay, he devoted his life to never lose again.
* After a second Quebec independence referendum narrowly lands on the "No" for the province leaving Canada in 1995, the provincial premier, Jacques Parizeau, gave an petulant public tirade of how his dream was thwarted by "Money and the ethnic vote." At that, his allies had a collective FacePalm at that outburst that reminded all the province's minorities of the stubbornly insular ethnocentric element of Quebec Separatism. Twenty years since, the quest of separatists for the "winning conditions" for a third referendum has so far proved dispiritingly hopeless.
** Since then, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zyv-zrHbJw Parizeau's planned victory speech was released]], in which [[{{Hypocrite}} he would have effectively claimed that in choosing independence, Quebecers democratically chose their destiny]]. It's HilariousInHindsight to hear the man who decried the ethnic vote claim that people of different cultures and nations will join the "future 16th economic power of the world".
* This type of attitude is quite common in multiplayer gaming, both offline (ever had a sibling or friend throw their controller at you after defeat?) and online (expect a torrent of [[ClusterFBomb swears]] and insults, either drowning out voice chat or flooding text chat). The trope RageQuit frequently refers to such an attitude in multiplayer game exhibited by acting out rudely and usually loudly before making an exit from the game or (especially hated) while the game is happening, with the latter liable to cause problems for the remaining players in the match depending on how the game works for a variety of reasons. Players who fall under this trope are sometimes described as being "salty", referring to the saltiness of tears, more specifically their "whiny" tears / BerserkerTears.
* Korean eSports example - after losing to Geguri, a 17-year old girl ([[BadassAdorable and one of the world's best Zarya players]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome with a 6.31 Kill/Death ratio and an 80% win rate]]) in the Nexus Cup of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' two professional players accused her of using aimbots and other hacks to get an unfair advantage and reported her to Blizzard for cheating. Even though Blizzard officially cleared her of cheating the two players ''still'' believed she was cheating so they started sending her ''death threats'' if she didn't confess and even announced they'd quit playing the game altogether if she was truly that good. So Geguri went directly to Blizzard's Korean headquarters, started streaming from their offices and completely dominated her opponents... before apologizing to those who were watching for not playing to [[UpToEleven her usual standards]] because she's been so stressed out about the death threats and accusations. The two accusers [[RageQuit resigned from their teams and stopped playing]] but sadly have ''not'' stopped harassing Geguri.
* The fans of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague Vancouver Canucks]] are notorious for this kind of behavior whenever their favorite team loses the Stanley Cup Final against the other team in a nail-biter. And by behavior, we mean rioting: both of the Canucks' Game 7 losses in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Vancouver_Stanley_Cup_riot 1994]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Vancouver_Stanley_Cup_riot 2011]] Final were marked with millions of dollars in damages. Conversely, their getting swept in the 1982 Finals at the hands of the juggernaut and massively-favored New York Islanders had no such disturbances.
* As of December 28, 2017, Roy Moore has yet to accept defeat in the Alabama special election for senator.
* Swedish ice hockey forward Lias Andersson threw his silver medal at the crowd after his team lost the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Final to Canada.
* After losing Game 6 of the 1985 World Series on a blown call by Don Denkinger, the St. Louis Cardinals imploded even further by being routed in Game 7 by the Kansas City Royals. Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog and pitcher Joaquín Andújar were ejected for arguing balls and strikes by Denkinger; the former went as far as to say, "We wouldn't even be here if you hadn't missed the [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] call last night!" and the latter charged Denkinger after being tossed. Another Cardinals pitcher, John Tudor, broke his hand punching an electric fan.