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* In ''FanFic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness'', Yuuka experiences this when she tries and fails to defeat Megas with what is implied to be her full power. It takes time, being given some sunflower seeds, and the revelation that Coop had ''not'' been responsible for damaging the Garden of the Sun's flowers before she's finally able to get over it.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E21PeakPerformance Peak Performance]]", Pulaski persuades Data to play Stratagema against Kolrami, an expert at the game, with the intention of taking Kolrami down a peg. The first time it doesn't work since he defeats Data without much trouble), but at the end of the episode they have a rematch and Data succeeds by keeping the game going until Kolrami loses his temper and quits.

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* Not only does WesternAnimation/DangerMouse go through a HumiliationConga throughout "The Wild, Wild Goose Chase," but he does not win as well. He had spent the serial tracking Greenback using a device in hollowed-out book that tells where his next hideout is (DM impersonates the Baron's voice). For all his troubles, DM finds what Greenback left him in his final hideout--the pages of the book torn out to make room for the device. DM blows his top, runs outside and yells "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! HATE! THAT! TOAD!!!]]"...and gets a final zap from the Baron's voice activated ray gun.


* WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch usually got the best of zookeeper Mr. Peevly. In the debut episode "Keep Your Keeper," Peevly actually wins. (Peevly is no antagonist or villain, he's simply a Punch Clock Butt-Monkey saddkles with a zoo full of animals that don't take him seriously.)

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* WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch usually got the best of zookeeper Mr. Peevly. In the debut episode "Keep Your Keeper," Peevly actually wins. (Peevly is no antagonist or villain, he's simply a Punch Clock Butt-Monkey saddkles saddled with a zoo full of animals that don't take him seriously.)

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* WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch usually got the best of zookeeper Mr. Peevly. In the debut episode "Keep Your Keeper," Peevly actually wins. (Peevly is no antagonist or villain, he's simply a Punch Clock Butt-Monkey saddkles with a zoo full of animals that don't take him seriously.)


* In ''Manga/KarateShoukoushiKohinataMinoru'', Imai Yuuto, a practitioner of an MMA karate style most likely inspired by Daido Juku, is an undefeated prodigy at the age of sixteen, with over 200 victories in competitive fights. He uses mind games and [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty a liberal interpretation of the rules]], along with his prodigious reach and considerable skills, to overcome more experienced opponents. However, he suffers a humiliating defeat by ippon (effectively a knockout) to Minoru in the Kaburagi Ryu championships, when Minoru is only a green belt with less than a year of training in karate.

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* In ''Manga/KarateShoukoushiKohinataMinoru'', Imai Yuuto, a practitioner of an MMA karate style most likely inspired by Daido Juku, is an undefeated prodigy at the age of sixteen, with over 200 victories in competitive fights. He uses mind games and [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty [[CombatPragmatist a liberal interpretation of the rules]], along with his prodigious reach and considerable skills, to overcome more experienced opponents. However, he suffers a humiliating defeat by ippon (effectively a knockout) to Minoru in the Kaburagi Ryu championships, when Minoru is only a green belt with less than a year of training in karate.


* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** Played with episode "Employee Of The Month", where Spongebob becomes increasingly paranoid and downbeat just by the mere possibility of this happening, with Squidward potentially winning the employee of the month award and ruining his 26-month-long reign. Whether the trope actually occurs is never seen, since both competitors reach such insane extremes to win they outright destroy the Krusty Krab in the process.
** This actually happens in the later episode "A Breath Of Fresh Squidward" after an electric shock affects Squidward's brain and makes him even kinder and more hard working than Spongebob. Given how much he dreaded it the previous episode, [[HeroicBSOD the reaction is expected]].

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** Played with episode "Employee Of The of the Month", where Spongebob becomes increasingly paranoid and downbeat just by the mere possibility of this happening, with Squidward potentially winning the employee of the month award and ruining his 26-month-long reign. Whether the trope actually occurs is never seen, since both competitors reach such insane extremes to win they outright destroy the Krusty Krab in the process.
** This actually happens in the later episode "A Breath Of "Breath of Fresh Squidward" after an electric shock affects Squidward's brain and makes him even kinder and more hard working than Spongebob. Given how much he dreaded it the previous episode, [[HeroicBSOD the reaction is expected]].


* Any time Chad loses in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]]''. May be combined with TheWorfEffect.

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* Any time Chad Chaud loses in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]]''.''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior''. May be combined with TheWorfEffect.


-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' I ''hate'' losing.

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** Similarly, WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales, who was even more infallible than Bugs. At least three cartoons ended on a particularly sour note for him, however (''Mucho Locos'', ''Chilli Con Corny'', and ''Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island'').

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** Similarly, WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales, who was even more infallible than Bugs. At least three cartoons ended on a particularly sour note for him, however (''Mucho Locos'', ''Chilli Con ''Chili Corn Corny'', and ''Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island'').


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** Then, there's every time he loses a Leauge. Every. Single. Time.

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** Then, there's every time he loses a Leauge. League. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Every. Single. Time.]]



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', after a long string of victories, the last two of which were [[TheChessmaster a man manipulating a country]] and [[AGodAmI a self-proclaimed god]], Monkey D. Luffy gets the tar beaten out of him by Admiral Aokiji, along with his entire crew, and realizes he still has no chance of overcoming any of the higher-ups in the Marines. He later gets another string of victories, and when he gathers up enough strength and courage for another go against the admirals, [[spoiler:Admiral Akainu kills Luffy's brother in front of his eyes, whom Luffy was trying to save for the past hundred chapters or so]]. This total defeat was enough to shut down Luffy's normally peppy and optimistic demeanor for the first time in the series.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', after a long string of victories, the last two of which were [[TheChessmaster a man manipulating a country]] and [[AGodAmI a self-proclaimed god]], Monkey D. Luffy gets the tar beaten out of him by Admiral Aokiji, along with his entire crew, and realizes he still has no chance of overcoming any of the higher-ups in the Marines. He later gets another string of victories, and when he gathers up enough strength and courage for another go against the admirals, [[spoiler:Admiral Akainu kills Luffy's brother in front of his eyes, whom Luffy was trying to save for the past hundred chapters or so]]. This total defeat was enough to shut down Luffy's normally peppy and optimistic demeanor for the first time in the series. Shanks himself said that men must experience victory and defeat in order to properly grow.



* Saitama from One Punch Man desperately [[VictoryIsBoring wants]] this to happen, but so far has had no luck (outside of video games and eating contests, that is).

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* Saitama from One Punch Man ''Anime/OnePunchMan'' desperately [[VictoryIsBoring wants]] this to happen, but so far has had no luck (outside of video games and eating contests, that is).
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* This was the plot point of a ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode, where Magica De Spell uses magic to invert Gladstone's good luck.

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* This was the plot point of a ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode, where Magica De Spell uses magic to invert Gladstone's good luck.


** Red gets a bit of this after his Haunter is knocked out by Lilo's Mudsdale using [[LimitBreak Tectonic Rage]] during the Fuchsia Tag Tournament semifinals, realizing that Lilo would have beaten him in their previously interrupted match (his inner monologue reveal that, despite getting some Pokémon knocked out, he's never actually lost a battle up to that point). Even after Ash manages to pull off an almost impossible win (having Pikachu at ''complete'' disadvantage against Mudsdale), he still feels bothered by this. he later loses fully to Ultima on Two Island.

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** Red gets a bit of this after his Haunter is knocked out by Lilo's Mudsdale using [[LimitBreak Tectonic Rage]] during the Fuchsia Tag Tournament semifinals, realizing that Lilo would have beaten him in their previously interrupted match (his inner monologue reveal reveals that, despite getting some Pokémon knocked out, he's never actually lost a battle up to that point). Even after Ash manages to pull off an almost impossible win (having Pikachu at ''complete'' disadvantage against Mudsdale), he still feels bothered by this. he He later loses fully to Ultima [[OldMaster Ultima]] on Two Island.
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** Red gets a bit of this after his Haunter is knocked out by Lilo's Mudsdale using [[LimitBreak Tectonic Rage]] during the Fuchsia Tag Tournament semifinals, realizing that Lilo would have beaten him in their previously interrupted match (his inner monologue reveal that, despite getting some Pokémon knocked out, he's never actually lost a battle up to that point). Even after Ash manages to pull off an almost impossible win (having Pikachu at ''complete'' disadvantage against Mudsdale), he still feels bothered by this.

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** Red gets a bit of this after his Haunter is knocked out by Lilo's Mudsdale using [[LimitBreak Tectonic Rage]] during the Fuchsia Tag Tournament semifinals, realizing that Lilo would have beaten him in their previously interrupted match (his inner monologue reveal that, despite getting some Pokémon knocked out, he's never actually lost a battle up to that point). Even after Ash manages to pull off an almost impossible win (having Pikachu at ''complete'' disadvantage against Mudsdale), he still feels bothered by this.
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* In ''SonicRiders''' Story Mode, Sonic fails to capture Jet when he first meets him stealing an Emerald and later loses to him (albeit by cheating) in the World Grand Prix Final. With excess gloating added to the mix, Jet becomes one of the very few of Sonic's foes to not only outsmart him in their goal, but actually get under his skin.

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* In ''SonicRiders''' ''VideoGame/SonicRiders''' Story Mode, Sonic fails to capture Jet when he first meets him stealing an Emerald and later loses to him (albeit by cheating) in the World Grand Prix Final. With excess gloating added to the mix, Jet becomes one of the very few of Sonic's foes to not only outsmart him in their goal, but actually get under his skin.

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