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** In the sequel, ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', SHSL Gangster Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu takes up the torch.

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** In the sequel, ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair'', SHSL Gangster Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu takes up the torch.



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** Interestingly enough, this was a driving force of conflict between a team in season 26. The season was an experiment with teams who’d never met each other, this time with half the teams as “blind dates”. Bergen and Kurt (both men) decided quickly that there was no spark between. While Bergen wanted to keep going, the lack of chemistry basically made Kurt give up about a third of the way through the season. Bergen wanted to keep competing because there was a million dollars on the line and he wanted to pay off his original student loans and get a masters’ degree. Kurt came from a rich family and didn’t need the money. He only did the show because he was from a small town in a red state which limited his dating pool. He just wanted to meet a guy . Kurt made them quit a task in Germany that incurred them several penalties they’d never be able to overcome and got a MercyKill.

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** Interestingly enough, this was a driving force of conflict between a team in season 26. The season was an experiment with teams who’d never met each other, this time with half the teams as “blind dates”. Bergen and Kurt (both men) decided quickly that there was no spark between. While Bergen wanted to keep going, the lack of chemistry basically made Kurt give up about a third of the way through the season. Bergen wanted to keep competing because there was a million dollars on the line and he wanted to pay off his original student loans and get a masters’ degree. Kurt came from a rich family and didn’t need the money. He only did the show because he was from a small town in a red state town, which limited his dating pool. He just wanted to meet a guy .guy. Kurt made them quit a task in Germany that incurred them several penalties they’d never be able to overcome and got a MercyKill.



*** 'Okay this is really a competition after this model went home. This is actually a competition.'

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*** 'Okay 'Okay, this is really became a competition after this [insert model here] went home. This is actually a competition.'



* The more competitive teams in ''Series/MyKitchenRules'' makes this statement whenever they perceive the other teams getting too comfortable with each other. Among the 6th season's first group, there was Ash and Camilla, the self-professed food snobs who found that the menu Robert and Lynzey was serving in their Instant Restaurant was too simple/homely, and said that they should really get out of their comfort zone and make something more refined, because "this is a competition, not having friends over for dinner".

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* The more competitive teams in ''Series/MyKitchenRules'' makes make this statement whenever they perceive the other teams getting too comfortable with each other. Among the 6th season's first group, there was were Ash and Camilla, the self-professed food snobs who found that the menu Robert and Lynzey was serving in their Instant Restaurant was too simple/homely, and said that they should really get out of their comfort zone and make something more refined, because "this is a competition, not having friends over for dinner".

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** Interestingly enough, this was a driving force of conflict between a team in season 26. The season was an experiment with teams who’d never met each other, this time with half the teams as “blind dates”. Bergen and Kurt (both men) decided quickly that there was no spark between. While Bergen wanted to keep going, the lack of chemistry basically made Kurt give up about a third of the way through the season. Bergen wanted to keep competing because there was a million dollars on the line and he wanted to pay off his original student loans and get a masters’ degree. Kurt came from a rich family and didn’t need the money. He only did the show because he was from a small town in a red state which limited his dating pool. He just wanted to meet a guy . Kurt made them quit a task in Germany that incurred them several penalties they’d never be able to overcome and got a MercyKill.






















* Byakuya Togami treats the DeadlyGame of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' in this fashion. While most of the others don't want to participate, he openly states his intention to [[DeadlyGraduation graduate]] by murdering one of the others without getting caught, and particularly derides Naegi for [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids trying to think the best of people]].

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Byakuya Togami treats the DeadlyGame of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'' in this fashion. While most of the others don't want to participate, he openly states his intention to [[DeadlyGraduation graduate]] by murdering one of the others without getting caught, and particularly derides Naegi for [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids trying to think the best of people]].




















* The more competitive teams in ''Series/MyKitchenRules'' makes this statement whenever they perceive the other teams getting too comfortable with each other. Amonng the 6th season's first group, there was Ash and Camilla, the self-professed food snobs who found that the menu Robert and Lynzey was serving in their Instant Restaurant was too simple/homely, and said that they should really get out of their comfort zone and make something more refined, because "this is a competition, not having friends over for dinner".

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* The more competitive teams in ''Series/MyKitchenRules'' makes this statement whenever they perceive the other teams getting too comfortable with each other. Amonng Among the 6th season's first group, there was Ash and Camilla, the self-professed food snobs who found that the menu Robert and Lynzey was serving in their Instant Restaurant was too simple/homely, and said that they should really get out of their comfort zone and make something more refined, because "this is a competition, not having friends over for dinner".



** see also "This isn't Rupaul's bestfriends race!"

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** see also "This isn't Rupaul's bestfriends best friends race!"




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* There's at least one competitor like this in almost every season of ''Series/HellsKitchen''. They have a tendency to last pretty long in the competition, too, probably because the producers are able to capitalize on the drama they create.


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'''Fry:''' I didn't come here to play, I came here to win. Now let's play.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' has a rare positive example. Your characters are all members of Class VII, a special group of students within the Thors Military Academy who are special experiment by being a blended group of nobles and commoners, the two groups having a long-simmering conflict that is on the verge of reaching boiling point. Part of their curriculum involves field studies in which the students explore separate locations in the greater world of Erebonia, split into two groups: Group A and Group B. From the beginning, Jusis Albarea (son of a high-ranking Duke) and Machias Regnitz (son of a commoner governor) are at each other's throats and during their first field study constantly dog Group B with their bickering. When the two are placed in Group A for the second field study, it looks like it's going to be more of the same. Then, on the train to the destination, Rean Schwarzer cuts through their sniping at each other, pointing out that in the previous field study, their group got an ''E'', which is a low failing grade on a paper exam. He then points out that the structure of their field studies is such that it places them directly in competition with Group B and asks if they like idea of losing again. Both express surprise at the idea of him being a competitive type, but admit that he has a point and concede to at least trying to work together and seeing the other's point of view. Of course, it's not all smooth sailing, but by the end of the field study, [[spoiler:Jusis actually joins the group in rescuing Machias, who has been illegally jailed by his father, and the two form their first successful combat link.]]


'''Fry:''' I didn't come here to play, I came here to win. Now let's play.
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Usually comes after ImNotHereToMakeFriends. Interestingly, the characters who announce that this is a competition and they're here to win? [[TemptingFate Rarely seem to win]].

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Usually comes after ImNotHereToMakeFriends.ImNotHereToMakeFriends and sometimes before. Interestingly, the characters who announce that this is a competition and they're here to win? [[TemptingFate Rarely seem to win]].


* The more competitive teams in ''Series/MyKitchenRules'' makes this statement whenever they perceive the other teams getting too comfortable with each other. Amonnh the 6th season's first group, there was Ash and Camilla, the self-professed food snobs who found that the menu Robert and Lynzey was serving in their Instant Restaurant was "too homely", and said that they should really get out of their comfort zone and make something more refined, because "this is a competition, not having friends over for dinner".

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* The more competitive teams in ''Series/MyKitchenRules'' makes this statement whenever they perceive the other teams getting too comfortable with each other. Amonnh Amonng the 6th season's first group, there was Ash and Camilla, the self-professed food snobs who found that the menu Robert and Lynzey was serving in their Instant Restaurant was "too homely", too simple/homely, and said that they should really get out of their comfort zone and make something more refined, because "this is a competition, not having friends over for dinner".


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* ''ProjectRunway'': Most notably used by Season One's Wendy, who portrayed herself as the TeamMom in order to manipulate her peers because, well, ThisIsACompetition.
* ''RuPaulsDragRace'': "This isn't Rupaul's School for Girls!"

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* ''ProjectRunway'': The more competitive teams in ''Series/MyKitchenRules'' makes this statement whenever they perceive the other teams getting too comfortable with each other. Amonnh the 6th season's first group, there was Ash and Camilla, the self-professed food snobs who found that the menu Robert and Lynzey was serving in their Instant Restaurant was "too homely", and said that they should really get out of their comfort zone and make something more refined, because "this is a competition, not having friends over for dinner".
* ''Series/ProjectRunway'':
Most notably used by Season One's Wendy, who portrayed herself as the TeamMom in order to manipulate her peers because, well, ThisIsACompetition.
* ''RuPaulsDragRace'': ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'': "This isn't Rupaul's School for Girls!"


* ''RuPaulsDragRace'': "This isn't Rupaul's School for Girls!"

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* ''RuPaulsDragRace'': "This isn't Rupaul's School for Girls!" Girls!"
** see also "This isn't Rupaul's bestfriends race!"


* In ''TheGleeProject'', this was one of Season One's Lindsay's StockPhrases.

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* In ''TheGleeProject'', ''Series/TheGleeProject'', this was one of Season One's Lindsay's StockPhrases.



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* Fry in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Duh-Vinci Code", when he competes in ''Who Dares To Be a Millionaire?''. He loses in the first question.
-->'''Morbo:''' Are you ready to play?\\
'''Fry:''' I didn't come here to play, I came here to win. Now let's play.

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