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* Yukihana from ''Fanfic/AGrowingAffection'' has the skills of an S-Rank Jonin buy chooses to remain is a Genin. During the Demon Fox attack she hurt the demon enough to save the lives of the original Ino-Shika-Cho, and then proceeded to help Minato with his plan to seal the fox. All only day after giving birth. She was lethally wounded in the process.

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* Yukihana from ''Fanfic/AGrowingAffection'' has the skills of an S-Rank Jonin buy but chooses to remain is a Genin. During the Demon Fox attack she hurt the demon enough to save the lives of the original Ino-Shika-Cho, and then proceeded to help Minato with his plan to seal the fox. All only day after giving birth. She was lethally wounded in the process.


** Achilles and Odysseus of ''Literature/TheIliad'' and ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' are this trope to different degrees. Achilles borders on BoringInvincibleHero while Odysseus is one of the earliest known examples of a GuileHero.

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** Achilles and Odysseus of ''Literature/TheIliad'' and ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' are this trope to different degrees. Achilles borders on BoringInvincibleHero InvincibleHero while Odysseus is one of the earliest known examples of a GuileHero.

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* In ''Fanfic/ReverseRWBY'', Mercury takes Pyrrha's place as a world-renowned skilled fighter.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Pyrrha is a world-famous athlete who graduated from Sanctum Academy with highest honours and won several fighting tournaments before joining Beacon Academy. She is therefore the most skilled fighter on Team JNPR and is described as the school's star pupil even by the villains. She fights in battles with an incredibly complicated [[MixAndMatchWeapon shortsword/spear/rifle switch weapon]], and possesses a very powerful Semblance that allows her to control magnetism. Despite her reputation and prowess, she is [[HumbleHero kind, compassionate and humble]]. [[spoiler:This gets her noticed by the [[BigGood Beacon Headmaster]], who tells her that she is the only suitable candidate to inherit the Fall Maiden's powers before they're stolen by the villain, [[TheHeavy Cinder Fall]]. When Cinder obtains the Fall Maiden's power, Pyrrha still attempts to fight her despite knowing that she'll be no match for even a novice Maiden's unimaginable power.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Pyrrha is a world-famous athlete who graduated from Sanctum Academy with highest honours and won several fighting tournaments before joining Beacon Academy. She is therefore the most skilled fighter on Team JNPR and is described as the school's star pupil even by the villains. She fights in battles with an incredibly complicated [[MixAndMatchWeapon shortsword/spear/rifle switch weapon]], and possesses a very powerful Semblance that allows her to control magnetism. Despite her reputation and prowess, she is [[HumbleHero kind, compassionate and humble]]. [[spoiler:This gets her noticed by the [[BigGood Beacon Headmaster]], who tells her that she is the only suitable candidate to inherit the Fall Maiden's powers before they're stolen by the villain, [[TheHeavy Cinder Fall]].Fall. When Cinder obtains the Fall Maiden's power, Pyrrha still attempts to fight her despite knowing that she'll be no match for even a novice Maiden's unimaginable power.]]



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* [[spoiler: Mobius]] in ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar'', though it's justified, since he's a ponified version of the PlayerCharacter from [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'']]. The griffins have Black Star and [[spoiler: Gilda]], though the latter is more of a BrokenAce.
* Pyrrha in ''Fanfic/TheCommission'' is this compared to the BrokenAce she was in canon, thanks to her interactions with Weiss and Cinder, with the former even encouraging the girl to refer to her on a FirstNameBasis. Aside from her more balanced humility, her combat prowess grows to the point where she easily scores win after win in the Vytal Festival, [[spoiler:even single-handedly defeating Team CFVY after the rest of her team gets downed.]]

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* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* [[spoiler: Mobius]] in ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar'', though it's justified, since he's a ponified version of the PlayerCharacter from [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'']]. The griffins have Black Star and [[spoiler: Gilda]], though the latter is more of a BrokenAce.
* Pyrrha in ''Fanfic/TheCommission'' is this compared to the BrokenAce she was is in canon, thanks to her interactions with Weiss and Cinder, with the former even encouraging the girl to refer to her on a FirstNameBasis. Aside from her more balanced humility, her combat prowess grows to the point where she easily scores win after win in the Vytal Festival, [[spoiler:even single-handedly defeating Team CFVY after the rest of her team gets downed.]]



* Pyrrha in ''Fanfic/RubyAndNora'' started off this way, though she is later revealed to be even more of a BrokenAce then in canon.

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* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* Pyrrha in ''Fanfic/RubyAndNora'' started starts off this way, though she is later revealed to be even more of a BrokenAce then in canon.



** The ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' makes both Luna and Celestia aces in their own ways.

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** %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample** The ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' makes both Luna and Celestia aces in their own ways.


* Pyrrha in ''Fanfic/TheCommission'' is this compared to the BrokenAce she was in canon, thanks to her interactions with Weiss and Cinder, with the former even encouraging the girl to refer to her on a FirstNameBasis. Aside from her more balanced humility, her combat prowess grows to the point where she easily scores win after win in the Vytal Festival, [[spoiler:even single-handedly defeating Team CFVY after the rest of her team gets downed.]]
* ''Fanfic/TheDimensionalDrifter'': Judai Yuki is hailed as a "Fusion expert" and an incredibly skilled duelist. He really deserves both titles, but a number of people doubt the first part because the duelists in Standard have really low understanding on what expertise is.



* Pyrrha in ''Fanfic/TheCommission'' is this compared to the BrokenAce she was in canon, thanks to her interactions with Weiss and Cinder, with the former even encouraging the girl to refer to her on a FirstNameBasis. Aside from her more balanced humility, her combat prowess grows to the point where she easily scores win after win in the Vytal Festival, [[spoiler:even single-handedly defeating Team CFVY after the rest of her team gets downed.]]
* Pyrrha in ''Fanfic/RubyAndNora'' started off this way, though she is later revealed to be even more of a BrokenAce then in canon.


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* Pyrrha in ''Fanfic/RubyAndNora'' started off this way, though she is later revealed to be even more of a BrokenAce then in canon.

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* At one point in ''Fanfic/ZimTheWarlordIrkenReversion'', Zim readily admits that Tenn was always the best of all the Invaders (and considering that Zim is a narcissistic egomaniac, it really says something that he would say this). And post-[[{{Metamorphosis}} Reversion]], she's the only one able to beat Zim in a fight, when he'd previously been [[CurbStompBattle wiping the floor with all the other Reverted]].


->''"I am very smart. Top three percent of my class at Osiris medicad, finished my residency in eight months. 'Gifted' is the term. So when I say that my kid sister makes me look like an idiot child, I want you to understand my full meaning. River... was a gift. There was nothing--science, art, theoretical physics, even dance--that didn't come to her as easily as breathing does to us."''

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->''"I am very smart. Top three percent of my class at Osiris medicad, finished my residency in eight months. 'Gifted' is the term. So when I say that my kid sister makes me look like an idiot child, I want you to understand my full meaning. River... was a gift. There was nothing--science, nothing ― science, art, theoretical physics, even dance--that dance ― that didn't come to her as easily as breathing does to us."''






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* The Air-Mazing Kid from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDHoLZXmW7s this]] 2013 SKECHERS Commercial.

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* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* The Air-Mazing Kid from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDHoLZXmW7s this]] 2013 SKECHERS Commercial.



* Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike from the 2010 Old Spice commercials. [[MemeticMutation He's on a horse]].
* Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld from the Dos Equis beer commercials. For more of his exploits, see the other commercials [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U18VkI0uDxE here]].
* The bearded guy from the 2011 Heineken commercial, ''[[http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDHoLZXmW7s The Date]]''.

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* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike from the 2010 Old Spice commercials. [[MemeticMutation He's on a horse]].
* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld from the Dos Equis beer commercials. For more of his exploits, see the other commercials [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U18VkI0uDxE here]].
* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* The bearded guy from the 2011 Heineken commercial, ''[[http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDHoLZXmW7s The Date]]''.



* In early strips of ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Jeremy's [[AloofBigBrother older brother]] Chad was this (at least in the eyes of his [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter jealous]] brother) to the extent that he was TheFaceless.

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* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* In early strips of ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Jeremy's [[AloofBigBrother older brother]] Chad was this (at least in the eyes of his [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter jealous]] brother) to the extent that he was TheFaceless.



* Dr. Glickenstein from ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}''.

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* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* Dr. Glickenstein from ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}''.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'': Black Bellamy, much to the Pirate Captain's frustration.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'', [[spoiler:the bird that replaced Nigel in a project]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Buzz Lightyear is this to Woody for most of the first movie, and retains a bit of it after he comes to terms with the reality that he's a toy. In the spinoff series, ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', Buzz is The Ace played straight as TheProtagonist.

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* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'': Black Bellamy, much to the Pirate Captain's frustration.
* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'', [[spoiler:the bird that replaced Nigel in a project]].
* %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Buzz Lightyear is this to Woody for most of the first movie, and retains a bit of it after he comes to terms with the reality that he's a toy. In the spinoff series, ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', Buzz is The Ace played straight as TheProtagonist.



** A better example would be Diomedes, a Greek commander who, while also badass, is much more mature and wise. Also, he manages to defeat (and even wound) Ares and Aphrodite in a fight.

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** A better example would be Diomedes, a Greek commander who, while also badass, is much more mature and wise. Also, he manages to defeat (and even wound) Ares and Aphrodite in a fight.



** Dirk acts like this, and he certainly has shades of it, but the angst and self-loathing he feels over his dysfunctional personality make him more of a BrokenAce.

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** %%Administrivia/ZeroContextExample** Dirk acts like this, and he certainly has shades of it, but the angst and self-loathing he feels over his dysfunctional personality make him more of a BrokenAce.


* ''Fanfic/WhiteSheepRWBY'': Team WJPR (Weiss, Jaune, Pyrrha, and Ruby) are the favored team to win the Vytal Festival tournament. Or more specifically, ''Pyrrha'', a world-famous championship tournament fighter with a Semblance that makes her especially dangerous against enemies with metal weapons, is the favorite. The rest of the team is just along for the ride. When Blake asks Ruby what their plan for a difficult enemy is, Ruby just says "throw Pyrrha at them." It genuinely takes Blake a minute to think of any flaws in that plan.

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* ''Fanfic/WhiteSheepRWBY'': Team WJPR WJRP (Weiss, Jaune, Pyrrha, Ruby, and Ruby) Pyrrha) are the favored team to win the Vytal Festival tournament. Or more specifically, ''Pyrrha'', a world-famous championship tournament fighter with a Semblance that makes her especially dangerous against enemies with metal weapons, is the favorite. The rest of the team is just along for the ride. When Blake asks Ruby what their plan for a difficult enemy is, Ruby just says "throw Pyrrha at them." It genuinely takes Blake a minute to think of any flaws in that plan.


* ''Fanfic/WhiteSheep'': Team WJPR (Weiss, Jaune, Pyrrha, and Ruby) are the favored team to win the Vytal Festival tournament. Or more specifically, ''Pyrrha'', a world-famous championship tournament fighter with a Semblance that makes her especially dangerous against enemies with metal weapons, is the favorite. The rest of the team is just along for the ride. When Blake asks Ruby what their plan for a difficult enemy is, Ruby just says "throw Pyrrha at them." It genuinely takes Blake a minute to think of any flaws in that plan.

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* ''Fanfic/WhiteSheep'': ''Fanfic/WhiteSheepRWBY'': Team WJPR (Weiss, Jaune, Pyrrha, and Ruby) are the favored team to win the Vytal Festival tournament. Or more specifically, ''Pyrrha'', a world-famous championship tournament fighter with a Semblance that makes her especially dangerous against enemies with metal weapons, is the favorite. The rest of the team is just along for the ride. When Blake asks Ruby what their plan for a difficult enemy is, Ruby just says "throw Pyrrha at them." It genuinely takes Blake a minute to think of any flaws in that plan.

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* ''Fanfic/WhiteSheep'': Team WJPR (Weiss, Jaune, Pyrrha, and Ruby) are the favored team to win the Vytal Festival tournament. Or more specifically, ''Pyrrha'', a world-famous championship tournament fighter with a Semblance that makes her especially dangerous against enemies with metal weapons, is the favorite. The rest of the team is just along for the ride. When Blake asks Ruby what their plan for a difficult enemy is, Ruby just says "throw Pyrrha at them." It genuinely takes Blake a minute to think of any flaws in that plan.
-->'''Blake:''' Ah-ha! What if the enemy has a Semblance that can take her out in one hit? What's your plan then?\\
'''Ruby:''' Have her hide behind Jaune, [[StoneWall letting him tank the hits]].\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Blake:''' Your team is stupid.


* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Buzz Lightyear is this to Woody for most of the first movie, and retains a bit of it after he comes to terms with the reality that he's a toy. In the spinoff series, ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', Buzz is TheAce played straight as TheProtagonist.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Buzz Lightyear is this to Woody for most of the first movie, and retains a bit of it after he comes to terms with the reality that he's a toy. In the spinoff series, ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', Buzz is TheAce The Ace played straight as TheProtagonist.

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* ''WebComic/SkelaAndTheOddstrange'' has Horrors of unimaginably nightmarish powers, but Skela seems to take care of them with ease.

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