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** On the flipside, the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse has suffered from a three-movie critical panning (with a hefty dose of CriticalDissonance), making them a laughing stock compared to the MCU...until ''Film/WonderWoman'' was released to critical acclaim. For comparison, the previously highest rated DCEU film was ''Film/ManOfSteel'' with a 55% critic rating in Rotten Tomatoes. Wonder Woman beat it at ''92%''. For comparison, this is the the same rating ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' got.
** On the topic of DC/Marvel movies and Rotten Tomatoes, 2017 saw a long streak of acclaimed and positively received superhero films after the mixed bag of 2016 (where exactly half[[note]]''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', and ''Film/SuicideSquad2016''[[/note]]got a Rotten rating and half[[note]]''Film/Deadpool2016'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', and ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''[[/note]]got a Fresh rating). ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' got a 90% Certified Fresh rating, ''Film/{{Logan}}'' got a 93%, ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' got an 83%, and ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', and ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' all happened to end up with a 92%. And then along came ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'', which got a rotten and comparatively abysmal 40%, preventing 2017 from being a year where every superhero movie got a good and positive rating.

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** On the flipside, the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse has suffered from a three-movie critical panning (with a hefty dose of CriticalDissonance), making them a laughing stock compared to the MCU...CriticalDissonance) until ''Film/WonderWoman'' ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'' was released to critical acclaim. For comparison, the previously highest rated DCEU film was ''Film/ManOfSteel'' with a 55% critic rating in Rotten Tomatoes. Wonder Woman beat ''Wonder Woman'' beats it at ''92%''. For comparison, this is the the same rating ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' got.
** On the topic of DC/Marvel movies and Rotten Tomatoes, 2017 saw a long streak of acclaimed and positively received superhero films after the mixed bag of 2016 (where exactly half[[note]]''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', and ''Film/SuicideSquad2016''[[/note]]got ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}''[[/note]]got a Rotten rating and half[[note]]''Film/Deadpool2016'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', and ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''[[/note]]got a Fresh rating). ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' got a 90% Certified Fresh rating, ''Film/{{Logan}}'' got a 93%, ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' got an 83%, and ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', and ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' all happened to end up with a 92%. And then along came ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'', ''Film/{{Justice League|2017}}'', which got a rotten and comparatively abysmal paltry 40%, preventing 2017 from being a year where every superhero movie got a good and positive rating.

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** Sun & Moon had [[spoiler: Ash FINALLY winning a Pokémon League after 7 generations of trying.]]


** On June 1, 2012, Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history against the St. Louis Cardinals, ending the Mets' 8,019-game streak (roughly 50 seasons) without one.

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** On June 1, 2012, Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets history against the St. Louis Cardinals, ending the Mets' their 8,019-game streak (roughly 50 seasons) without one.






* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', "They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?". Lorelei is desperate to break Kirk's winning streak (and her own streak of futility) at a dance marathon and almost does it (just like last year), but her partner / daughter Rory runs off the floor with fifteen minutes to go after breaking up with her boyfriend Dean (the real important event in this eppy), leaving Lorelai with yet another 23rd-hour loss as Kirk outdances the others to win his 5th in a row.

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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', "They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?". Lorelei is desperate to break Kirk's winning streak (and her own streak of futility) at a dance marathon and almost does it (just like last year), but her partner / daughter Rory runs off the floor with fifteen 15 minutes to go left after breaking up with her boyfriend Dean (the real important event in this eppy), leaving Lorelai with yet another 23rd-hour loss as Kirk outdances the others to win his 5th in a row.


* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}'s 173-win streak (the longest in the history of pro wrestling at the time, though [[Wrestling/KanakoUrai Asuka]] has since surpassed it) finally ended when he got tasered behind the EasilyDistractedReferee's back, courtesy of Wrestling/ScottHall and opponent Wrestling/KevinNash and Nash's [[ExecutiveMeddling new booking superpowers]]. The losses he suffered before the streak storyline begun were [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]].

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* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}'s 173-win streak (the longest in the history of pro wrestling at the time, though [[Wrestling/KanakoUrai Asuka]] has since surpassed it) finally ended when he got tasered behind the EasilyDistractedReferee's back, courtesy of Wrestling/ScottHall and opponent Wrestling/KevinNash and Nash's [[ExecutiveMeddling new booking superpowers]]. The losses he suffered before the streak storyline begun were [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]].{{retcon}}ned.


** ASM Clermont Auvergne finally claimed its first French UsefulNotes/{{rugby union}} championship in 2010 after 99 years, with 10 previous seasons ending with title-game losses.



** As noted below in the Exceptions section, Cleveland has had an infamous streak of sports championships as a whole since the Cleveland Browns won the NFL championship in 1964. ''That is 52 years of futility, close calls and heartbreak.'' It had gotten to the point that sports columnist Creator/BillSimmons as well as beleaguered Cleveland fans sending him fan letters made a RunningGag in his columns about how God hates Cleveland whenever the Browns, Cavaliers or Indians were mentioned, especially when it comes to decades of mediocrity in which the city has been mired for all these years or sad memories surfaced in said years. Finally, Usefulnotes/LeBronJames rallied his teammates around him and came back from a 1-3 series deficit to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the 7th game in dramatic fashion to win the NBA championship. James finally delievered on his promise of winning a major title for Cleveland. This gets bonus points because it happened on Father's Day, of all days and James himself is a father of 3 kids!

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** As noted below in the Exceptions section, Cleveland has had an infamous streak of sports championships as a whole since the Cleveland Browns won the NFL championship in 1964. ''That is 52 years of futility, close calls and heartbreak.'' It had gotten to the point that sports columnist Creator/BillSimmons as well as beleaguered Cleveland fans sending him fan letters made a RunningGag in his columns about how God hates Cleveland whenever the Browns, Cavaliers or Indians were mentioned, especially when it comes to decades of mediocrity in which the city has been mired for all these years or sad memories surfaced in said years. Finally, Usefulnotes/LeBronJames UsefulNotes/LeBronJames rallied his teammates around him and came back from a 1-3 series deficit to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the 7th game in dramatic fashion to win the NBA championship. James finally delievered delivered on his promise of winning a major title for Cleveland. This gets bonus points because it happened on Father's Day, of all days and James himself is a father of 3 kids!



** Until pulling off a stunning 27-10 upset in 2015, Temple hadn't beaten Penn State since 1941 in a very OneSidedRivalry. Penn State hasn't lost again to Temple.

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** Until pulling off a stunning 27-10 upset in 2015, Temple [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} Temple]] hadn't beaten Penn State in [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball football]] since 1941 in a very OneSidedRivalry. Penn State hasn't lost again to Temple.



* The telefilm ''The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones'': Looks as if Nate Slate is about to end his losing streak to a rival in a pig catching contest...time for Dino and Astro come in and inadvertently help sustain the rival's streak, naturally this also results in Slate berating Fred Flinstone.

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* The telefilm ''The Jetsons Meet The the Flintstones'': Looks as if Nate Slate is about to end his losing streak to a rival in a pig catching contest...time for Dino and Astro come in and inadvertently help sustain the rival's streak, naturally this also results in Slate berating Fred Flinstone.Flintstone.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride": QB Stan is looking for his gay dog Sparky, while his football team continues its decades-long losing streak against Middle Park without him. Fortunately, the denizens of South Park were more interested in beating the 60-point spread, and Stan shows up in time to at least do that.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', "Big "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E4BigGayAlsBigGayBoatRide Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride": Ride]]": QB Stan is looking for his gay dog Sparky, while his football team continues its decades-long losing streak against Middle Park without him. Fortunately, the denizens of South Park were more interested in beating the 60-point spread, and Stan shows up in time to at least do that.



* The Boston Red Sox...in 1986. Bottom of the 10th, two outs, Sox lead 5-3. Then: single, single, single for a run, pitcher switch, wild pitch for the tying run, grounder through Bill Buckner's legs for the Game 6 win by the Mets, losing in Game 7 two nights later.
* The Chicago Cubs in 2003. ''Almost'' made it to the World Series, which they haven't won since 1908 and haven't even ''been to'' since 1945 (according to superstitious fans, because of a {{Curse}} by a vengeful goat-owning tavern owner). but despite holding a 3-1 series lead and having their two best pitchers on the mound for Games 6 and 7 ''and'' holding the lead ''twice'', they still lost Games 5, 6, and 7 of the NLCS against the Florida Marlins.

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* The Boston Red Sox... in 1986. Bottom of the 10th, two outs, Sox lead 5-3. Then: single, single, single for a run, pitcher switch, wild pitch for the tying run, grounder through Bill Buckner's legs for the Game 6 win by the Mets, losing in Game 7 two nights later.
* The Chicago Cubs in 2003. ''Almost'' made it to the World Series, which they haven't hadn't won since 1908 and haven't hadn't even ''been to'' since 1945 (according to superstitious fans, because of a {{Curse}} by a vengeful goat-owning tavern owner). but despite Despite holding a 3-1 series lead and having their two best pitchers on the mound for Games 6 and 7 ''and'' holding the lead ''twice'', they still lost Games 5, 6, and 7 of the NLCS against the Florida (now Miami) Marlins.


* In ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', this is how the Bronze Kneecap became the Crimson Chin's ArchNemesis. He was once a Jai alai player famous for a continuous streak of 3rd-place finishes, [[AlwaysSecondBest never quite being good enough to win]]. During a charity game, he was moments away from winning and finally breaking his streak when he tripped over the Crimson Chin, broke his kneecap, and came in 3rd once again. He vowed revenge on the Crimson Chin and has been fighting him as the Bronze Kneecap ever since (with equally little success).
** Also of note is that Bronze Kneecap only continues being a villain because, according to him, Crimson Chin never said he was sorry about being the cause of his loss. Also becomes a ChekhovsGun later in the episode this story comes from when Timmy apologizes to a Teacher who became a villain.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', this is how the Bronze Kneecap became the Crimson Chin's ArchNemesis. He was once a Jai jai alai player famous for a continuous streak of 3rd-place finishes, [[AlwaysSecondBest never quite being good enough to win]]. win.]] During a charity game, he was moments away from winning and finally breaking his streak when he tripped over the Crimson Chin, broke his kneecap, and came in 3rd once again. He vowed revenge on the Crimson Chin and has been fighting him as the Bronze Kneecap ever since (with equally little success).
** Also of note is that Bronze Kneecap only continues being a villain because, according to him, Crimson Chin never said he was sorry about being the cause of his loss. Also becomes a ChekhovsGun later in the episode this story comes from when Timmy apologizes to a Teacher teacher who became a villain.



* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'', "Next Question": Ginger's school Lucky Jr. High up against 9-time winner Furnace Brook in a televised quiz contest. Ginger asks her quiz team coach out on a date (!) right on the air (!!), resulting in Furnace Brook continuing their streak.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'', "Next Question": Ginger's school Lucky Jr. High is up against 9-time winner Furnace Brook in a televised quiz contest. Ginger asks her quiz team coach out on a date (!) right on the air (!!), resulting in Furnace Brook continuing their streak.


** Michael Waltrip had his losing streak of 462 races broken by winning the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} 2001 Daytona 500]], where his brother, Darrell, was cheering him to the checkered flag in the announcers' booth. It was overshadowed, however, by Creator/DaleEarnhardt's death in the same race.

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** Michael Waltrip had his losing streak of 462 races broken by winning the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} 2001 Daytona 500]], where his brother, Darrell, was cheering him to the checkered flag in the announcers' booth. It was overshadowed, however, by Creator/DaleEarnhardt's UsefulNotes/DaleEarnhardt's death in the same race.

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* In ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' Raibaru Fumetsu, the former Martial Arts Club leader, had a perfect undefeated streak, with no one unable to defeat her, until her protege Budo Masuda surprisingly challenged-and ''defeated'' her. Raibaru is actually ''relieved'' by this, as she wanted to retire from martial arts to pursue other interests, but felt obligated to stay on as club leader due to her 'Indestructible Rival' reputation. She promptly passes the leadership on to Budo and leaves the club, soon befriending the first rival, Osana Najimi, making her a formidable obstacle for Yandere-chan to get around if she wants to eliminate Osana.


-->-- '''Shemar Moore''', announcing Lucci's [[UsefulNotes/EmmyAward Daytime Emmy]] win after being nominated '''18 times''' before

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-->-- '''Shemar Moore''', announcing Lucci's first [[UsefulNotes/EmmyAward Daytime Emmy]] win after being nominated '''18 times''' before


-->-- '''Shemar Moore''', announcing Lucci's [[UsefulNotes/EmmyAward Daytime Emmy]] win after being nominated 18 times before

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-->-- '''Shemar Moore''', announcing Lucci's [[UsefulNotes/EmmyAward Daytime Emmy]] win after being nominated 18 times '''18 times''' before


->''"The streak is over! '''[[Series/AllMyChildren SUSAN LUCCI!!!]]'''"''
-->-- '''Shemar Moore'''[[note]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgWEDVIFGN0 Lucci had previously been nominated 18 times before finally winning a Daytime Emmy]][[/note]]

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->''"The streak is over! '''[[Series/AllMyChildren SUSAN LUCCI!!!]]'''"''
LUCCI!!]]'''"''
-->-- '''Shemar Moore'''[[note]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgWEDVIFGN0 Lucci had previously been Moore''', announcing Lucci's [[UsefulNotes/EmmyAward Daytime Emmy]] win after being nominated 18 times before finally winning a Daytime Emmy]][[/note]]
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* In 1995, {{jobber}} Barry Horowitz finally won a match (he had supposedly lost over 500 straight matches), defeating Chris Candido (aka Skip of the Bodydonnas). (In reality, Horowitz had some non-televised wins in the WWF, usually against fellow jobbers, as well as a win or two at the major arenas (Madison Square Garden, Philadelphia Spectrum, etc.) that were televised; the lengthy losing streak was used to put over Horowitz's gimmick as the perpetual loser.)

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* In 1995, {{jobber}} Barry Horowitz finally won a match (he had supposedly lost over 500 straight matches), defeating Chris Candido Wrestling/ChrisCandido (aka Skip of the Bodydonnas). (In reality, Horowitz had some non-televised wins in the WWF, usually against fellow jobbers, as well as a win or two at the major arenas (Madison Square Garden, Philadelphia Spectrum, etc.) that were televised; the lengthy losing streak was used to put over Horowitz's gimmick as the perpetual loser.)


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* Wrestling/KellyKlein had a long undefeated streak in [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor Women of Honor]], until Karen Q defeated her by countout. It was [=Goldberg=]-like, since the commentators would talk about how long she was undefeated.


->''"The streak is over! [[Series/AllMyChildren SUSAN LUCCI!!!]]"''

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->''"The streak is over! [[Series/AllMyChildren '''[[Series/AllMyChildren SUSAN LUCCI!!!]]"''LUCCI!!!]]'''"''

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->''"The streak is over! [[Series/AllMyChildren SUSAN LUCCI!!!]]"''
-->-- '''Shemar Moore'''[[note]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgWEDVIFGN0 Lucci had previously been nominated 18 times before finally winning a Daytime Emmy]][[/note]]


* In ''Manga/{{Saki}}'', Kazekoshi's long winning streak in the Nagano prefecturals of the national mahjong tournament was broken a year before the start of the story, when the newly formed Ryuumonbuchi team managed to win. Meanwhile, in ''Manga/SakiAchigaHen'', the protagonists break a ten-year winning streak by Bansei High School in the Nara prefecture, replicating their advisor Harue's feat from a decade ago.

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* In ''Manga/{{Saki}}'', Kazekoshi's long winning streak in the Nagano prefecturals of the national mahjong tournament was broken a year before the start of the story, when the newly formed Ryuumonbuchi team managed to win. Meanwhile, in ''Manga/SakiAchigaHen'', the protagonists break a ten-year 10-year winning streak by Bansei High School in the Nara prefecture, replicating their advisor Harue's feat from a decade ago.

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