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** In fact, the power of a Servant varies depending of how much it's known and/or revered in their current location. For example, WordOfGod states that [[LightNovel/FateApocrypha Lancer of "Black"]][[note]]UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler[[/note]] could completely destroy Berserker[[note]][[Myth/ClassicalMythology Heracles/Hercules]][[/note]] and Saber[[note]]{{Gender Flip}}ped Myth/KingArthur[[/note]] from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', two Servants whose identities are known ''world-wide'', because he was summoned in his home country of Romania, close to his native city to boot, and has a Skill that lets him secure a certain amount of land as his own and boost his power as long as he remains within the bounds of that land (which fittingly enough, is at the headquarters of the Yggdmillenia). This dual-layer homefield advantage is enough he's able to fight toe-to-toe with [[PlayingWithFire Lancer of "Red"]][[note]][[Literature/TheMahabharata Karna]][[/note]] when normally he would be [[CurbStompBattle completely crushed]] by his [[StoryBreakerPower Gilgamesh-leveled opponent]], [[spoiler:which ends up happening when he forced to sacrifice said advantage to fight on the enemy's home turf]].

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** In fact, the power of a Servant varies depending of how much it's known and/or revered in their current location. For example, WordOfGod states that [[LightNovel/FateApocrypha Lancer of "Black"]][[note]]UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler[[/note]] could completely destroy Berserker[[note]][[Myth/ClassicalMythology Heracles/Hercules]][[/note]] and Saber[[note]]{{Gender Flip}}ped Myth/KingArthur[[/note]] from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', two Servants whose identities are known ''world-wide'', because he was summoned in his home country of Romania, close to his native city to boot, and has a Skill that lets him secure a certain amount of land as his own and boost his power as long as he remains within the bounds of that land (which fittingly enough, is at the headquarters of the Yggdmillenia).Yggdmillennia). This dual-layer homefield advantage is enough he's able to fight toe-to-toe with [[PlayingWithFire Lancer of "Red"]][[note]][[Literature/TheMahabharata Karna]][[/note]] when normally he would be [[CurbStompBattle completely crushed]] by his [[StoryBreakerPower Gilgamesh-leveled opponent]], [[spoiler:which ends up happening when he forced to sacrifice said advantage to fight on the enemy's home turf]].


* The various dueling arenas in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' universe often have House Rules that cater to specific strategies.

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* The various dueling arenas in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' universe often have House Rules that cater to specific strategies. There's also the GeoEffects associated with the "Field Power Bonus" in Duelist Kingdom, where duelists would build decks for specific fields and wait for opponents to come to them.


* On the subject of American Collegiate Basketball, Home Court Advantage is ''officially'' recognized in the NCAA's Evaluation Tool ([[FunWithAcronyms officially known as the "NET"]]) [[https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2018-08-22/net-rankings-what-know-about-college-basketballs-new-tool debuting in the 2018-19 Season]]: An individual result's weight in the rankings gets a +0.4 bonus if it's a Road game for the team in question, and a -0.4 penalty if it's a Home game. The distilled "quadrant system" also had the quadrant boundaries shifted based on whether a game was played at home, at a neutral site, or on the road.



** Football Association rules also dictate the maximum possible length and with of a football field, but allow for variations of plus or minus twenty yards. The lower division side Shrewsbury Town have the longest football pitch in England--it was even larger than the old Wembley Stadium--and its sheer size both disorientates and tires visiting teams.

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** Football Association rules also dictate the maximum possible length and with width of a football field, but allow for variations of plus or minus twenty yards. The lower division side Shrewsbury Town have the longest football pitch in England--it was even larger than the old Wembley Stadium--and its sheer size both disorientates and tires visiting teams.



*** This was brutally subverted in 2014, where Brazil was going strong through the tourmanent and didn't lose any matches, scoring 10 goals and conceding only 4... until the semifinals, where they were '''[[CurbStompBattle slaughtered]] 1-7''' (0-5 in the first half ''alone'') by Germany, which was promptly followed by a 0-3 loss against the Netherlands.

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*** This was brutally subverted in 2014, where Brazil was going strong through the tourmanent tournament and didn't lose any matches, scoring 10 goals and conceding only 4... until the semifinals, where they were '''[[CurbStompBattle slaughtered]] 1-7''' (0-5 in the first half ''alone'') by Germany, which was promptly followed by a 0-3 loss against the Netherlands.


** Waterbenders also have an advantage at their homes at the polar ice caps and the swamp where there is an abundance of ice, snow, and water to draw from. The Fire Nation formed prisons where there was limited access to water and the air was kept dry to help combat this. Waterbenders are alos more powerful at night, due to the influence the moon has on the tides -- and even moreso during the full moon. Zhao tried to combat this by killing the Moon Spirit's physical incarnation, essentially killing the moon.

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** Waterbenders also have an advantage at their homes at the polar ice caps and the swamp where there is an abundance of ice, snow, and water to draw from. The Fire Nation formed prisons where there was limited access to water and the air was kept dry to help combat this. Waterbenders are alos also more powerful at night, due to the influence the moon has on the tides -- and even moreso during the full moon. Zhao tried to combat this by killing the Moon Spirit's physical incarnation, essentially killing the moon.


* In Film/{{Soldier}}, after Todd is replaced by the superior Soldiers, he's discarded on [[LandfillBeyondTheStars Arcadia 234]], where he lives for several weeks with the survivors of a crashed colony ship. They teach him how to survive against the planet's hazards, including deadly sandstorms and poisonous snakes. When the new Soldiers arrive and start attacking, Todd uses the terrain and environment to his advantage, and despite their superior strength and weapons, he kills them all.
* In ''Film/{{Aquaman2018}}'', the first duel between Arthur and his half-brother Orm is in Orm's favor due to this. Arthur has spent most of his life on land, and though he was trained in the ways of Atlantean combat by Vulko, he's still a relative novice at fighting underwater. Orm on the other hand has spent his whole life underwater and has been trained since childhood to be a master of fighting underwater. Arthur is able to hold his own for a bit, but it becomes painfully clear that he has no chance of winning. [[spoiler:Mera's intervention is the only thing that saves Arthur's life.]]

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* In Film/{{Soldier}}, ''Film/{{Soldier}}'', after Todd is replaced by the superior Soldiers, he's discarded on [[LandfillBeyondTheStars Arcadia 234]], where he lives for several weeks with the survivors of a crashed colony ship. They teach him how to survive against the planet's hazards, including deadly sandstorms and poisonous snakes. When the new Soldiers arrive and start attacking, Todd uses the terrain and environment to his advantage, and despite their superior strength and weapons, he kills them all.
* In ''Film/{{Aquaman2018}}'', ''Film/Aquaman2018'', the first duel between Arthur and his half-brother Orm is in Orm's favor due to this. Arthur has spent most of his life on land, and though he was trained in the ways of Atlantean combat by Vulko, he's still a relative novice at fighting underwater. Orm on the other hand has spent his whole life underwater and has been trained since childhood to be a master of fighting underwater. Arthur is able to hold his own for a bit, but it becomes painfully clear that he has no chance of winning. [[spoiler:Mera's intervention is the only thing that saves Arthur's life.]]]] In their rematch, Mera advises Arthur to take the fight to his home turf, so Arthur forces them to the surface. Orm is not used to fighting on the surface, while Arthur is, allowing Arthur to defeat him.

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* In ''Film/{{Aquaman2018}}'', the first duel between Arthur and his half-brother Orm is in Orm's favor due to this. Arthur has spent most of his life on land, and though he was trained in the ways of Atlantean combat by Vulko, he's still a relative novice at fighting underwater. Orm on the other hand has spent his whole life underwater and has been trained since childhood to be a master of fighting underwater. Arthur is able to hold his own for a bit, but it becomes painfully clear that he has no chance of winning. [[spoiler:Mera's intervention is the only thing that saves Arthur's life.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{AkaSeka}}'': Each character is native to a country within the game's universe, and employing them in battles taking place in that country will grant them buffs as well as bonus experience points. For example, Abe no Seimei is from the Miyabi country, so bringing him to a battle in that country makes him more powerful and gives him more experience points.


* In ''Film/StarTrek'', Chekhov suggests using their knowledge of the local Solar System to their advantage, formulating a plan that involves the ''Enterprise'' dropping out of Warp within Titan's atmosphere and using the interference from Saturn's rings to mask their approach from the ''Narada's'' sensors.

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* In ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/StarTrek2009'', Chekhov suggests using their knowledge of the local Solar System to their advantage, formulating a plan that involves the ''Enterprise'' dropping out of Warp within Titan's atmosphere and using the interference from Saturn's rings to mask their approach from the ''Narada's'' sensors.


* In ''ComicBook/{{Sandman}}'', the Endless are nearly all-powerful within their own domains, since they also ''are'' their own domains. Fortunately, most of them are also big on SacredHospitality.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Sandman}}'', ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', the Endless are nearly all-powerful within their own domains, since they also ''are'' their own domains. Fortunately, most of them are also big on SacredHospitality.


* Antaeus, another opponent of Heracles, is a son of [[MotherEarth Gaea]] and gains strength and stamina as long as he is touching the ground, so he recovers every time he is floored in a wrestle, [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty effectively cheating in this traditional Greek sport]]. It took Heracles a few tries to figure this out, after which he won [[OutsideTheBoxTactic by holding him in the air instead]].

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* Antaeus, another opponent of Heracles, is a son of [[MotherEarth Gaea]] and gains strength and stamina as long as he is touching the ground, so he recovers every time he is floored in a wrestle, [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty effectively cheating in this traditional Greek sport]].sport. It took Heracles a few tries to figure this out, after which he won [[OutsideTheBoxTactic by holding him in the air instead]].


* ''Inverted'' in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' with Lapis Lazuli, who has [[MakingASplash hydrokinesis]]. A projection of the Homeworld's intended terraforming of Earth and Peridot not even knowing what rain ''is'' implies the Gem Homeworld has little to no water. As a result, Lapis is considered weak by the Homeworld (or at least Jasper), but on Earth (which is primarily COVERED in water), her powers [[LikeADuckTakesToWater make her]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction near god-like]].

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* ''Inverted'' in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' with Lapis Lazuli, who has [[MakingASplash hydrokinesis]]. A projection of the Homeworld's intended terraforming of Earth and Peridot not even knowing what rain ''is'' implies the Gem Homeworld has little to no water. As a result, If true, Lapis is considered weak by the Homeworld (or at least Jasper), nothing hot on Homeworld, but on Earth (which is primarily COVERED in water), her powers [[LikeADuckTakesToWater make her]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction near god-like]].


*** Anfield, home stadium of Liverpool FC, has been a little less consistent about this [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut thanks to the team's own inconsistencies]], but on better runs has been referred to as 'Fortress Anfield' - a nickname that became so ubiquitous, a major fansite was named after it. And at times, it has most definitely been justified: throughout the 1970's, Liverpool only lost 11 home games ''in total.'' This included the beginning of an 85 game unbeaten run from 1978 to 1981 which was only eclipsed by Chelsea 25 years later. It's most famous for its iconic home stand, the Kop, which is usually the noisiest part of the ground and gives its name to Liverpool fans, who are usually referred to as 'Kopites'. The power of the Kop was perhaps most aptly demonstrated in 2009 when Liverpool played Real Madrid (one of the best teams in the world) on a return match in the UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague, having got a 1-0 win at the Bernabeu, and [[CurbstompBattle promptly trounced them 4-0 at Anfield.]] Also of notes is the fact that local rivals Everton haven't won at Anfield in 17 years (even in years that they finished above Liverpool in the league) and English football's new superpower Manchester City have only won once at Anfield in the Premier League era, back in 2003, and not once since they were taken over by [[ArabOilSheikh Sheikh Mansour]] in 2008, having been thrashed in almost every visit since. Respectably sized at 44,500, it's expanding to 54,000 seats.

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*** Anfield, home stadium of Liverpool FC, respectably sized at 54,000 seats after a recent expansion, has been a little less consistent about this [[EveryYearTheyFizzleOut thanks to the team's own inconsistencies]], but on better runs has been referred to as 'Fortress Anfield' - a nickname that became so ubiquitous, a major fansite was named after it. And at times, it has most definitely been justified: throughout the 1970's, Liverpool only lost 11 home games ''in total.'' This included the beginning of an 85 game unbeaten run from 1978 to 1981 which was only eclipsed by Chelsea 25 years later. While it hasn't reached that level since, the current Liverpool side went the entire 2017-2018 season unbeaten at home. It's most famous for its iconic home stand, the Kop, which is usually the noisiest part of the ground and gives its name to Liverpool fans, who are usually referred to as 'Kopites'. The power of the Kop was perhaps most aptly demonstrated summed up in 2009 when Liverpool played Real Madrid (one of 2018 by Thomas Tuchel, whose star-studded PSG team had just lost 3-2, a scoreline that was much closer than the best teams in the world) on a return match in itself. Tuchel, who'd also lost two years before when his similarly star-studded Borussia Dortmund came up against Liverpool, who recovered from 2-0 and 3-1 down to win 4-3, simply said after the UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague, having got a 1-0 win at the Bernabeu, and [[CurbstompBattle promptly trounced them 4-0 at Anfield.]] defeat: "This is Anfield. This is what they do."
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Also of notes note is the fact that local rivals Everton haven't won at Anfield in 17 years (even in years that they finished above Liverpool in the league) and English football's new superpower Manchester City have only won once at Anfield in the Premier League era, back in 2003, and not once since they were taken over by [[ArabOilSheikh Sheikh Mansour]] in 2008, having been thrashed in almost every visit since. Respectably sized at 44,500, it's expanding to 54,000 seats.since.


** UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup usually helps the hosts, at least for the men. Out of the eight world champions, only Brazil and Spain never won a title at home (including France and England's only Cups). Other standout performances: Sweden's only final, Chile and South Korea's only semifinals, Mexico's only quarterfinals (twice!), and Switzerland's last quarterfinal (and only in the group-and-knockouts format). While South Africa in 2010 is the biggest subversion in that for the first time the host fell in the group stage, they also managed to get their only World Cup victory against France.

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** UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup usually helps the hosts, at least for the men. Out of the eight world champions, only Brazil and Spain never won a title at home (including France and England's only Cups). Other standout performances: Sweden's only final, Chile and South Korea's only semifinals, Mexico's only quarterfinals (twice!), (twice), and Switzerland's last quarterfinal (and only in the group-and-knockouts format). While South Africa in 2010 is the biggest subversion in that for the first time the host fell in the group stage, they also managed to get their only World Cup a victory against France.France.
*** This was brutally subverted in 2014, where Brazil was going strong through the tourmanent and didn't lose any matches, scoring 10 goals and conceding only 4... until the semifinals, where they were '''[[CurbStompBattle slaughtered]] 1-7''' (0-5 in the first half ''alone'') by Germany, which was promptly followed by a 0-3 loss against the Netherlands.

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* In Film/{{Soldier}}, after Todd is replaced by the superior Soldiers, he's discarded on [[LandfillBeyondTheStars Arcadia 234]], where he lives for several weeks with the survivors of a crashed colony ship. They teach him how to survive against the planet's hazards, including deadly sandstorms and poisonous snakes. When the new Soldiers arrive and start attacking, Todd uses the terrain and environment to his advantage, and despite their superior strength and weapons, he kills them all.

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* The first hit squad that comes after ''Film/JohnWick'' attacks him in his own home. They outnumber him a dozen to one, but between [[RetiredBadass his skills still being sharp]] and this trope, they don't stand a chance. The villains try to invoke this later, [[StormingTheCastle making John come to them.]] [[OneManArmy It doesn't work.]]

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