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* According to ''FanFic/TheVictorsProject'', the Hunger Games have inspired their own FootballHooligans in the Capitol: the Fighting Fives for District 5 and the Sixatrons for District 6, who they are the two districts that go the longest without ever crowning a Victor, until the 26th and 28th Games, respectively. In the latter case, the Gamemakers [[FixingTheGame rig the games]], so the District 6 tribute can win, because the Sixatrons keep rioting when the District 6 tributes are killed.
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* Ricky "Turtle" Tuttle in ''PvP'' manages to be an even bigger loser than Francis while idolizing him to a fanatic level. He even kills himself by literally jumping off a bridge because he thought Francis would approve.

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* Ricky "Turtle" Tuttle in ''PvP'' ''{{Webcomic/PvP}}'' manages to be an even bigger loser than Francis while idolizing him to a fanatic level. He even kills himself by literally jumping off a bridge because he thought Francis would approve.


** Hinata Hyuuga is partly defined by her [[ShrinkingViolet shyness]], partly by her [[NiceGirl kind, gentle personality]], and partly by her love for the titular character [[spoiler:who eventually loves her back]]. However the trope itself is {{subverted|Trope}}, because Hinata is completely aware of Naruto's shortcomings, and yet she admires him exactly because he has the determination and self-confidence to change them.

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** Hinata Hyuuga Hyuga is partly defined by her [[ShrinkingViolet shyness]], partly by her [[NiceGirl kind, gentle personality]], and partly by her love for the titular character [[spoiler:who eventually loves her back]]. However the trope itself is {{subverted|Trope}}, because Hinata is completely aware of Naruto's shortcomings, and yet she admires him exactly because he has the determination and self-confidence to change them.


* [[MakeMeWannaShout Present Mic]] behaves this way in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' during the fight between [[PowerFloats Uraraka]] and [[HavingABlast Bakugou]], openly stating he's rooting for her to win. She doesn't, but she put up a damn good fight.

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* [[MakeMeWannaShout Present Mic]] behaves this way in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' during the fight between [[PowerFloats Uraraka]] and [[HavingABlast Bakugou]], Bakugo]], openly stating he's rooting for her to win. She doesn't, but she put up a damn good fight.

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* The second Greed in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' expresses this in regards to [[HumansAreInsects humanity]], in the context of his fellow [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent Homunculi]] and their machinations.


->You got no fear of the underdog. [[TheDogBitesBack That's why you will not survive]].

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* [[MakeMeWannaShout Present Mic]] behaves this way in ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' during the fight between [[PowerFloats Uraraka]] and [[HavingABlast Bakugou]], openly stating he's rooting for her to win. She doesn't, but she put up a damn good fight.

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* [[MakeMeWannaShout Present Mic]] behaves this way in ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' during the fight between [[PowerFloats Uraraka]] and [[HavingABlast Bakugou]], openly stating he's rooting for her to win. She doesn't, but she put up a damn good fight.

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* [[MakeMeWannaShout Present Mic]] behaves this way in ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' during the fight between [[PowerFloats Uraraka]] and [[HavingABlast Bakugou]], openly stating he's rooting for her to win. She doesn't, but she put up a damn good fight.


* In ''TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', Marta is this for Emil, in a more romantic way.

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* In ''TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', Marta is this for Emil, in a more romantic way.


* In ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', Ralph Dibny recounts how he and his wife Sue met. He and TheFlash had shown up at some fancy event and saved everyone there. A-lister Flash had nearly everyone's attention -- everyone except Sue, who was immediately interested in B-lister Ralph. Ralph claims that's one of the reasons Sue is so special -- despite being surrounded by superheroes with heroic builds and chiseled good looks, she's never had eyes for anyone but Ralph.

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* In ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', Ralph Dibny recounts how he and his wife Sue met. He and TheFlash ComicBook/TheFlash had shown up at some fancy event and saved everyone there. A-lister Flash had nearly everyone's attention -- everyone except Sue, who was immediately interested in B-lister Ralph. Ralph claims that's one of the reasons Sue is so special -- despite being surrounded by superheroes with heroic builds and chiseled good looks, she's never had eyes for anyone but Ralph.


* In ''FireEmblem,'' if you choose to have them support each other, Rebecca the Archer becomes this towards Lowen the Cavalier; she embellishes his 'daring rescue' of her village knowing full well that she's doing so, simply because she prefers to remember it that way.

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* In ''FireEmblem,'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', if you choose to have them support each other, Rebecca the Archer becomes this towards Lowen the Cavalier; she embellishes his 'daring rescue' of her village knowing full well that she's doing so, simply because she prefers to remember it that way.


* ''In FireEmblem,'' if you choose to have them support each other, Rebecca the Archer becomes this towards Lowen the Cavalier; she embellishes his 'daring rescue' of her village knowing full well that she's doing so, simply because she prefers to remember it that way.

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* ''In FireEmblem,'' In ''FireEmblem,'' if you choose to have them support each other, Rebecca the Archer becomes this towards Lowen the Cavalier; she embellishes his 'daring rescue' of her village knowing full well that she's doing so, simply because she prefers to remember it that way.




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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Fans of [[LesserStar Luigi]] have shown up on more than one occasion.
** In ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'', one of Koopa Koot's requests is for Luigi's autograph.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMario64DS'', one Toad in the basement is a huge fan of Luigi. He has a [[PlotCoupon Power Star]] that he won't give it up unless you talk to him as Luigi.
** In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', one trouble you can take on is a request by a member of the Luigi Fan Club, specifically to see Luigi in person.


See also TheKnightsWhoSaySquee. Contrast WartsAndAll. For aversions in games where a character is instead hated by the audience for their ineptness, see the low-tier examples in TierInducedScrappy. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the fandom of a [[WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}} certain cartoon superhero dog]].

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See also TheKnightsWhoSaySquee. Contrast WartsAndAll. For aversions in games where a character is instead hated by the audience for their ineptness, see the low-tier examples in TierInducedScrappy. [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the fandom of a [[WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}} certain cartoon superhero dog]].


* Hinata Hyuuga in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is partly defined by her [[ShrinkingViolet shyness]], partly defined by her [[NiceGirl kind, gentle personality]], and partly defined by her love for the titular character [[spoiler:who eventually loves her back]]. However the trope itself is {{subverted|Trope}}, because Hinata is completely aware of Naruto's shortcomings, and yet she admires him exactly because he has the determination and self-confidence to change them.
** Supporters of Hinata can also be considered under this trope, given that she is one of the series' ''biggest'' [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ensemble Darkhorses]].
** Ironically, Naruto is a fan of Rock Lee for being an underdog like him, as well.

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Hinata Hyuuga in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is partly defined by her [[ShrinkingViolet shyness]], partly defined by her [[NiceGirl kind, gentle personality]], and partly defined by her love for the titular character [[spoiler:who eventually loves her back]]. However the trope itself is {{subverted|Trope}}, because Hinata is completely aware of Naruto's shortcomings, and yet she admires him exactly because he has the determination and self-confidence to change them.
** Supporters of Hinata can also be considered under this trope, given that she is one of the series' ''biggest'' [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ensemble Darkhorses]].
** Ironically, Naruto is a fan of Rock Lee for being an underdog like him, as well.himself.

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