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* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'': Keima Katsuragi (pictured above) is one of the most impressive examples in the entirety of fiction. He spends almost all of his free time playing video games. He gets away with playing games in class because he still aces all his tests in school and holds perfect attention to the lecture. He also runs a gaming blog as the "God of Conquest", where he tackles on any game suggested to him, including mapping out every last possible route in an ObviousBeta DatingSim game that the developers released without ever properly finishing. When he builds up a backlog of dozens of games due to the events of the story, he decides to lock himself in his room and play all of his backlog, including numerous RolePlayingGames and {{Dating Sim}}s. He enters into "[[SuperMode God of Conquest]]" mode, and plays '''twenty-four''' games ''all at once''. He completes 3 months worth of backlogs by the end of the day.

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* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'': Keima Katsuragi (pictured above) is one of the most impressive examples in the entirety of fiction. He spends almost all of his free time playing video games. He gets away with playing games in class because he still aces all his tests in school and holds perfect attention to the lecture. He also runs a gaming blog as the "God of Conquest", where he tackles on any game suggested to him, including mapping out every last possible route in an ObviousBeta DatingSim game that the developers released without ever properly finishing. When he builds up a backlog of dozens of games due to the events of the story, he decides to lock himself in his room and play all of his backlog, including numerous RolePlayingGames and {{Dating Sim}}s. He enters into "[[SuperMode God of Conquest]]" mode, and plays '''twenty-four''' games ''all at once''. He completes 3 months worth of backlogs by the end of the day. His skill at dating sims even translates to skill at wooing flesh-and-blood girls in real life, though not flawlessly, as he still learns frequently that real girls are more complex than virtual ones.


* ''LightNovel/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'' has at least three of the Four Heroes (of the StockLightNovelHero variety,) who were adept at a certain MMORPG that resembles the world they've been pulled into (the specific one varies since they all come from alternate realities,) giving them a leg-up on understanding the mechanics of the world. It becomes a {{Deconstruction}}, however, when this knowledge gives them a very myopic view of the world and how their actions affect it (often causing them to do more harm than good) because they treat their adventures as a game. Naofumi, meanwhile, doesn't have the same MMORPG experience that the others do, and thus is more down-to-earth and has a better understanding of the wants and needs of the people around him, meaning he does more good with his exploits [[PragmaticHero without even explicitly meaning to.]]

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* ''LightNovel/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'' has at least three of the Four Heroes (of the StockLightNovelHero variety,) who were adept at a certain MMORPG that resembles the world RPGMechanicsVerse they've been pulled into (the specific one varies since they all come from alternate realities,) giving them a leg-up on understanding the mechanics of the world. It becomes a {{Deconstruction}}, however, when this knowledge gives them a very myopic view of the world and how their actions affect it (often causing them to do more harm than good) because they treat their adventures as a game. Naofumi, meanwhile, doesn't have the same MMORPG experience that the others do, and thus is more down-to-earth and has a better understanding of the wants and needs of the people around him, meaning he does more good with his exploits [[PragmaticHero without even explicitly meaning to.]]

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* ''LightNovel/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'' has at least three of the Four Heroes (of the StockLightNovelHero variety,) who were adept at a certain MMORPG that resembles the world they've been pulled into (the specific one varies since they all come from alternate realities,) giving them a leg-up on understanding the mechanics of the world. It becomes a {{Deconstruction}}, however, when this knowledge gives them a very myopic view of the world and how their actions affect it (often causing them to do more harm than good) because they treat their adventures as a game. Naofumi, meanwhile, doesn't have the same MMORPG experience that the others do, and thus is more down-to-earth and has a better understanding of the wants and needs of the people around him, meaning he does more good with his exploits [[PragmaticHero without even explicitly meaning to.]]


* In ''Film/{{Tommy}}'', the Pinball Wizard is, as his name implies, one of the best pinball players in England, though he ends up being usurped by Tommy Walker.

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* In ''Film/{{Tommy}}'', ''Music/{{Tommy}}'', the Pinball Wizard is, as his name implies, one of the best pinball players in England, though he ends up being usurped by Tommy Walker.


** Fu Hua treats playing video games as serious as [[AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu she treats martial arts]], leading to situations such as in the anniversary event where she plays a two player arcade game where her left hand battles her right hand. In gaming ranking boards, she's

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** Fu Hua treats playing video games as serious as [[AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu she treats martial arts]], leading to situations such as in the anniversary event where she plays a two player arcade game where her left hand battles her right hand. In gaming ranking boards, she's only second to Bronya.


* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': In her debut episode, Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury got the top score on an arcade game she has never played before, simply by watching Usagi play it once.



* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has Chiaki Nanami, the Ultimate Gamer. The only games she's bad at are {{Dating Sim}}s.

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* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' ''Franchise/{{Danganronpa}}'':
** ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair''
has Chiaki Nanami, the Ultimate Gamer. The only games she's bad at are {{Dating Sim}}s.Sim}}s.
** Izuru Kamukura was gifted with every known talent, including Chaiki's. They even play some games together in one of ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3KillingHarmony'' bonus mode.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' protagonist Emu Hojo was also known as the Genius Gamer "M" before he abandoned professional gaming to become a doctor, which turns out to be an extremely useful skillset when video game villains start possessing his patients. Fairly early in the show we also meet Nico Yazawa, Genius Gamer "N", who's also this trope but was second-best to M.


* Music/TheWho: In their rock opera/album "Tommy", the title character is a "pinball wizard" despite being blind.

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* Music/TheWho: In their rock opera/album "Tommy", "Music/{{Tommy}}", the title character is a "pinball wizard" despite being blind.blind, deaf and dumb. Most of the song is outside observers wondering how in the world Tommy is capable of being so good at the game.


Many games will have ThatOnePlayer who dedicates hours of practice to know the ins and outs, be at the top of the rankings, soloed the BonusBoss, acquired the InfinityPlusOneSword, and found the EasterEgg no one even knew existed. Then there's this guy (or [[GamerChick girl]]), who is the top of every game they try because of [[TheGift natural talent]]. The Godlike Gamer is essentially TheAce when it comes to gaming. While ThatOnePlayer tends to stick to one game and takes the fun out of it for other gamers due to their superior skill, the Godlike Gamer is a MasterOfAll for games in general.

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Many games will have ThatOnePlayer who dedicates hours of practice to know the ins and outs, be at the top of the rankings, soloed the BonusBoss, acquired the InfinityPlusOneSword, and found the EasterEgg no one even knew existed. Then there's this guy (or [[GamerChick girl]]), who is the top of every game they try because of [[TheGift natural talent]]. The Godlike Gamer is essentially TheAce when it comes to gaming.video games. While ThatOnePlayer tends to stick to one game and takes the fun out of it for other gamers due to their superior skill, the Godlike Gamer is a MasterOfAll for games in general.



Often overlaps with UltimateGamer386. However, while that person is defined by their reputation in {{MMORPG}}s, the Godlike Gamer is defined by their skill and can easily be an unknown newbie who is [[TheGift immensely talented]]. See also KingOfGames, who doesn't limit to video games.

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Often overlaps with UltimateGamer386. However, while that person is defined by their reputation in {{MMORPG}}s, the Godlike Gamer is defined by their skill and can easily be an unknown newbie who is [[TheGift immensely talented]]. See talented]].

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also KingOfGames, who doesn't limit to end up as a KingOfGames if they try their hand outside video games.



* ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'': This is 『  』's entire shtick. They're a prestigious SiblingTeam made up of Sora and Shiro, who are [[UltimateGamer386 so legendary as gamers that they become an urban legend in the gaming continuity]], purportedly possessing the top score for ''every'' game to exist and in all regards unbeatable. Their gaming abilities are so phenomenal that they're brought over to an alternate RPGVerse world where gaming skills govern everything, where of course the two of them absolutely dominate. Sora excels at manipulating and reading people, while Shiro's specialty is analytical thinking of the core game mechanics. It's established that 『  』 never loses unless it's intentionally or against each other. If their opponents try to cheat, then they will ''use the cheating against the cheater''. The first episode alone has the two of them beating 12,000 players using 4 avatars, even when the opposition was ''cheating'', and then shortly afterwards Sora ends up controlling ''four individual controllers'' with his hands [[HandyFeet and feet]] and ''still manages to win''! Shiro is also revealed to have won ''20 times'' against a chess simulator designed to beat grandmasters.

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* ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'': This is 『  』's entire shtick. They're a prestigious SiblingTeam made up of Sora and Shiro, who are [[UltimateGamer386 so legendary as gamers that they become an urban legend in the gaming continuity]], purportedly possessing the top score for ''every'' game to exist and in all regards unbeatable. Their gaming abilities are so phenomenal that they're brought over to an alternate RPGVerse world where gaming skills govern everything, where of course the two of them absolutely dominate.dominate and become the new KingOfGames. Sora excels at manipulating and reading people, while Shiro's specialty is analytical thinking of the core game mechanics. It's established that 『  』 never loses unless it's intentionally or against each other. If their opponents try to cheat, then they will ''use the cheating against the cheater''. The first episode alone has the two of them beating 12,000 players using 4 avatars, even when the opposition was ''cheating'', and then shortly afterwards Sora ends up controlling ''four individual controllers'' with his hands [[HandyFeet and feet]] and ''still manages to win''! Shiro is also revealed to have won ''20 times'' against a chess simulator designed to beat grandmasters.



* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Parodied with the Gambling King. He thinks he's one, but in reality, the only reason he always wins is because he plays against children. Whenever he goes up against someone with even some degree of skill, he gets defeated quite easily. Fortunately for him, he goes up against TheProtagonist Ranma Saotome, who is equally as terrible a gamer so is matched quite evenly with him.


** Yugi Muto, or rather his SuperPoweredEvilSide Dark Yugi, is possibly the TropeCodifier for the anime community. Yugi is dubbed the "King of Games" and has the reputation for being an expert in all forms of games. It's played far more straight in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga continuity]] and the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries first anime series]] where he would play in all types of games from board games to card games. However, all subsequent anime-only series have him only focusing on the Duel Monsters card game. Though he still qualifies for this, where to date he has only lost twice, with one of them due to timeout and the other time being ''against himself''. His amazing success combines both exceptional strategic thinking along with [[WindsOfDestinyChange luck manipulation]].

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** Yugi Muto, or rather his SuperPoweredEvilSide Dark Yugi, is possibly the TropeCodifier for the anime community. community who also overlaps with KingOfGames which he is the TropeNamer for. Yugi is dubbed the "King of Games" and has the a reputation for being an expert in all forms of games. It's played far more straight in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga continuity]] and the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries first anime series]] where he would play in all types of games from board games to card games. However, all subsequent anime-only series have him only focusing on the Duel Monsters card game. Though he still qualifies for this, where to date he has only lost twice, with one of them due to timeout and the other time being ''against himself''. His amazing success combines both exceptional strategic thinking along with [[WindsOfDestinyChange luck manipulation]].


This is a common choice for TheProtagonist for an "[[TrappedInAnotherWorld Isekai]]" series, where a GenreSavvy gamer gets transported to a RPGMechanicsVerse. After all, who could have a better chance of surviving a game world than an expert gamer? While there, they are likely of becoming the WorldsBestWarrior.

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This is a common choice for TheProtagonist for of an "[[TrappedInAnotherWorld Isekai]]" series, where a GenreSavvy gamer gets transported to a RPGMechanicsVerse. After all, who could have a better chance of surviving a game world than an expert gamer? While there, they are likely of becoming the WorldsBestWarrior.


Often overlaps with UltimateGamer386. However, while that person is defined by their reputation in {{MMORPG}}s, the Godlike Gamer is defined by their skill and can easily be an unknown newbie who is [[TheGift immensely talented]].

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Often overlaps with UltimateGamer386. However, while that person is defined by their reputation in {{MMORPG}}s, the Godlike Gamer is defined by their skill and can easily be an unknown newbie who is [[TheGift immensely talented]].
talented]]. See also KingOfGames, who doesn't limit to video games.



* Daryl Musashi in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "First Person Shooter" is presented as one of the (if not the) best FPS players in the world, invited to test the newest VR environment. Nevertheless, the MonsterOfTheWeek infesting said VR offs him with little ceremony within minutes. (The episode also makes it quite clear, however, that the writers have a [[CriticalResearchFailure very vague idea of gaming and its culture]].)

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* Daryl Musashi in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "First Person Shooter" "[[Recap/TheXFilesS07E13FirstPersonShooter First-Person Shooter]]" is presented as one of the (if not the) best FPS players in the world, invited to test the newest VR environment. Nevertheless, the MonsterOfTheWeek infesting said VR offs him with little ceremony within minutes. (The episode also makes it quite clear, however, that the writers have a [[CriticalResearchFailure very vague idea of gaming and its culture]].)

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* Conor from ''Series/GamersGuideToPrettyMuchEverything'' is famous as a professional gamer, going by the handle Kid Fury. Unfortunately, he was forced to retire because of... a thumb injury. He can still game, though, and he does so with his FiveManBand of gamer friends.
* Daryl Musashi in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "First Person Shooter" is presented as one of the (if not the) best FPS players in the world, invited to test the newest VR environment. Nevertheless, the MonsterOfTheWeek infesting said VR offs him with little ceremony within minutes. (The episode also makes it quite clear, however, that the writers have a [[CriticalResearchFailure very vague idea of gaming and its culture]].)
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** Fu Hua treats playing video games as serious as [[AllChineseKnowKungFu she treats martial arts]], leading to situations such as in the anniversary event where she plays a two player arcade game where her left hand battles her right hand. In gaming ranking boards, she's

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** Fu Hua treats playing video games as serious as [[AllChineseKnowKungFu [[AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu she treats martial arts]], leading to situations such as in the anniversary event where she plays a two player arcade game where her left hand battles her right hand. In gaming ranking boards, she's

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