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Playing With: I Was Beaten By A Girl
Basic Trope: A man is offended when a woman beats him at something.
  • Straight: Bob is upset when Alice beats him at shooting.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob is upset when Alice beats him at every sport and game they play together.
    • Carol is upset she lost to Alice.
  • Downplayed: Bob is upset when Alice beats him, but still acts like a good sport and congratulates her.
  • Justified:
    • Alice is more skilled or more experienced than Bob at the games they play.
    • Bob is an 8 year old boy. Alice is a highly trained adult woman.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice, member of an Amazon Brigade, is upset when Bob beats her at arm wrestling.
    • Alice is offended that the Bobbi is more feminine and a better dancer than she is.
    • Bob only respects a woman who can beat him in a sport.
  • Subverted: Alice comes close to beating Bob, but Bob comes out on top in the end.
  • Double Subverted: Alice reveals that she let Bob win.
  • Parodied: Tomboy Action Girl Alice has this reaction when another girl beats her at a sport.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice wins some games but Bob wins others, some of which Alice lets him when, but at times Bob lets Alice win, and times where Bob wins on skill alone.
  • Averted:
    • A female and a male never compete together.
    • A male and female compete together, but the issue of gender is never brought up.
    • The male wins, and this doesn't lead to an inversion wherein the girl is upset at being beaten.
  • Enforced: "We need to teach An Aesop that some girls can be good at sports."
  • Lampshaded: "Bob is gonna mope for days after this..."
  • Invoked: "There's nothing more humiliating to a man than losing a competition to a woman."
  • Exploited: Charlie always places bets on Alice winning the competitions.
  • Defied:
    • Bob trains extra hard so that no one can beat him at anything.
    • Bob decides there's no reason to be upset just because he was beaten by a girl.
  • Discussed: "You ever notice how some guys get so upset over a girl beating them at something?"
  • Conversed: "This is the part where Alice humiliates Bob."
  • Deconstructed:
    • Bob's defeat of Alice has made him a laughing stock to everyone, even his friends and family. Now, he's thinking of taking his own life as a means escape from this great humiliation.
    • Bob's defeat of Alice has made him into a Straw Misogynist.
    • Bob's defeat of Alice has driven him into severe wrath to the point where he savagely beats her to death, showing no remorse for his actions.

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