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* Yamcha is known for getting killed by a sneak SuicideAttack by a [[{{Mooks}} Saibaman]]. That defeat created a [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/yamchas-death-pose meme involving the death pose]] which was pointed out in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', whose author is a fan of Yamcha. He was also taken out instantly at the beginning of the Androids arc, not even getting to throw a punch. Either way, [[NeverLiveItDown the fans will never let Yamcha forget]] how much he's suffered. ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' and modern video games pretty much acknowledge his status. He's even made fun of in ''Series/TokyoEncounter''.

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* Yamcha is known for getting killed by a sneak SuicideAttack by a [[{{Mooks}} Saibaman]]. That defeat created a [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/yamchas-death-pose meme involving the death pose]] which was pointed out in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', whose author is a fan of Yamcha. There is even [[https://www.amazon.com/Funko-Animation-Dragon-Convention-Exclusive/dp/B07FPSX824 a Funko Pop of Yamcha]] in his death pose. He was also taken out instantly at the beginning of the Androids arc, not even getting to throw a punch. Either way, [[NeverLiveItDown the fans will never let Yamcha forget]] how much he's suffered. ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' and modern video games pretty much acknowledge his status. He's even made fun of in ''Series/TokyoEncounter''.



** This appears to have become an AscendedFanon, as new material since the new tens has consistently poked fun at Yamcha, be it either ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' where he is a ButtMonkey during the Universal Survival saga or ''Videogame/DragonballFighterz''. [[BrokenBase There are some fans who aren't fond of this new characterization.]] They can at least take heart that in the latter game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yVY5c0IpAs he can get his revenge on Nappa.]] There is even [[https://www.amazon.com/Funko-Animation-Dragon-Convention-Exclusive/dp/B07FPSX824 a Funko Pop of Yamcha]] in his death pose.

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** This appears to have become an AscendedFanon, as new material since the new tens has consistently poked fun at Yamcha, be it either ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' where he is a ButtMonkey during the Universal Survival saga or ''Videogame/DragonballFighterz''. [[BrokenBase There are some fans who aren't fond of this new characterization.]] They can at least take heart that in the latter game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yVY5c0IpAs he can get his revenge on Nappa.]] There is even [[https://www.amazon.com/Funko-Animation-Dragon-Convention-Exclusive/dp/B07FPSX824 a Funko Pop of Yamcha]] in his death pose.]]


** This appears to have become an AscendedFanon, as new material since the new tens has consistently poked fun at Yamcha, be it either ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' where he is a ButtMonkey during the Universal Survival saga or ''Videogame/DragonballFighterz''. [[BrokenBase There are some fans who aren't fond of this new characterization.]] They can at least take heart that in the latter game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yVY5c0IpAs he can get his revenge on Nappa.]]

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** This appears to have become an AscendedFanon, as new material since the new tens has consistently poked fun at Yamcha, be it either ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' where he is a ButtMonkey during the Universal Survival saga or ''Videogame/DragonballFighterz''. [[BrokenBase There are some fans who aren't fond of this new characterization.]] They can at least take heart that in the latter game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yVY5c0IpAs he can get his revenge on Nappa.]]]] There is even [[https://www.amazon.com/Funko-Animation-Dragon-Convention-Exclusive/dp/B07FPSX824 a Funko Pop of Yamcha]] in his death pose.


[[caption-width-right:350:There are even toys out of it!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:There are even toys out of it!]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Even when he wins, he's still a loser.]]


* Vegeta gets this reputation, for having a perceived reputation as a {{Jobber}}, and for constantly trailing behind Goku.


** This appears to have become an AscendedFanon, since material since the new tens has consistently poked fun at Yamcha, be it either ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' where he is a ButtMonkey during the Universal Survival saga or ''Videogame/DragonballFighterz''. [[BrokenBase There are some fans who aren't fond of this new characterization.]] They can at least take heart that in the latter game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yVY5c0IpAs he can get his revenge on Nappa.]]

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** This appears to have become an AscendedFanon, since as new material since the new tens has consistently poked fun at Yamcha, be it either ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' where he is a ButtMonkey during the Universal Survival saga or ''Videogame/DragonballFighterz''. [[BrokenBase There are some fans who aren't fond of this new characterization.]] They can at least take heart that in the latter game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yVY5c0IpAs he can get his revenge on Nappa.]]



* While all the supporting characters besides Pan and Vegeta get shafted in favor of Goku, none get it worse than Gohan. At least he catches up in ''Super'' and then some in the Tournament of Power arc. Here, he gets wiped out by a Baby-possessed Goten. He also doesn't bother going Super Saiyan against General Rilldo, a being stronger than Majin Buu, and gets curb-stomped for his efforts. Said villain gets killed by Uub with one shot very soon after. It's telling that Gohan is at his most impressive when he's possessed by Baby and even then, he still needed help fighting Goku and Vegeta. A total far-cry from the Gohan shown in ''Z''.

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* While all the supporting characters besides Pan and Vegeta get shafted in favor of Goku, none get it worse than Gohan. At least he catches up in ''Super'' and then some in the Tournament of Power arc. Here, he gets wiped out by a Baby-possessed Goten. He also doesn't bother going Super Saiyan against General Rilldo, a being stronger than Majin Buu, and gets curb-stomped for his efforts. Said villain gets killed by Uub with one shot very soon after. It's telling that Gohan is at his most impressive when he's possessed by Baby and even then, he still needed help fighting Goku and Vegeta. A total far-cry far cry from the Gohan shown in ''Z''.


Being a series defined by MightMakesRight where many fighters are overshadowed by the Saiyans, is not surprise there are many characters that simply can't catch a break in the franchise.

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Being a series defined by MightMakesRight where many fighters are overshadowed by the Saiyans, it is not no surprise there are that many characters that simply can't catch a break in the franchise.
are best known for losing fights.


* While all the supporting characters besides Pan and Vegeta get shafted in favor of Goku, none get it worse than Gohan. At least he catches up in ''Super'' and then some in the Tournament of Power arc. Here, he gets wiped out by a Baby-possessed Goten. He also doesn't bother going Super Saiyan against General Rilldo, a being stronger than Majin Buu, and gets curb-stomped for his efforts. Said villain gets killed by Uub with one-shot very soon after. It's telling that Gohan is at his most impressive when he's possessed by Baby and even then, he only fought Pan and Vegeta and had to team up against the latter. A total far-cry from the Gohan shown in ''Z''.

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* While all the supporting characters besides Pan and Vegeta get shafted in favor of Goku, none get it worse than Gohan. At least he catches up in ''Super'' and then some in the Tournament of Power arc. Here, he gets wiped out by a Baby-possessed Goten. He also doesn't bother going Super Saiyan against General Rilldo, a being stronger than Majin Buu, and gets curb-stomped for his efforts. Said villain gets killed by Uub with one-shot one shot very soon after. It's telling that Gohan is at his most impressive when he's possessed by Baby and even then, he only fought Pan still needed help fighting Goku and Vegeta and had to team up against the latter.Vegeta. A total far-cry from the Gohan shown in ''Z''.


* While all the supporting characters besides Pan and Vegeta get shafted in favor of Goku, none get it worse than Gohan. At least he catches up in ''Super'' and then some in the Tournament of Power arc. Here, he gets wiped out by a Baby-possessed Goten. Hr also doesn't bother going Super Saiyan against General Rilldo, a being stronger than Majin Buu, and gets curb-stomped for his efforts. Said villain gets one-shotted by Uub very soon after. It's telling when Gohan is at his most impressive when he's possessed by Baby and even then, only fought Pan and Vegeta and he had to team up against the latter.

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* While all the supporting characters besides Pan and Vegeta get shafted in favor of Goku, none get it worse than Gohan. At least he catches up in ''Super'' and then some in the Tournament of Power arc. Here, he gets wiped out by a Baby-possessed Goten. Hr He also doesn't bother going Super Saiyan against General Rilldo, a being stronger than Majin Buu, and gets curb-stomped for his efforts. Said villain gets one-shotted killed by Uub with one-shot very soon after. It's telling when that Gohan is at his most impressive when he's possessed by Baby and even then, he only fought Pan and Vegeta and he had to team up against the latter. A total far-cry from the Gohan shown in ''Z''.

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* While all the supporting characters besides Pan and Vegeta get shafted in favor of Goku, none get it worse than Gohan. At least he catches up in ''Super'' and then some in the Tournament of Power arc. Here, he gets wiped out by a Baby-possessed Goten. Hr also doesn't bother going Super Saiyan against General Rilldo, a being stronger than Majin Buu, and gets curb-stomped for his efforts. Said villain gets one-shotted by Uub very soon after. It's telling when Gohan is at his most impressive when he's possessed by Baby and even then, only fought Pan and Vegeta and he had to team up against the latter.
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* An odd case of this is Goku, whose incredible power and success in battle have led to an ironic trend of photoshopping obviously weaker characters (like [[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/214/543/8e6.jpg Spongebob]], [[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/167/259/a91.jpg Shaggy]], [[https://pm1.narvii.com/6286/aa0b5284ff935f10eea61815003a524b3c174b48_hq.jpg Goofy]] or [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yRAzEc8ydUw/maxresdefault.jpg]]) into his fights to [[TheWorfEffect suggest they're beating the stuffing out of him]].

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* An odd case of this is Goku, whose incredible power and success in battle have led to an ironic trend of photoshopping obviously weaker characters (like [[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/214/543/8e6.jpg Spongebob]], [[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/167/259/a91.jpg Shaggy]], [[https://pm1.narvii.com/6286/aa0b5284ff935f10eea61815003a524b3c174b48_hq.jpg Goofy]] or [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yRAzEc8ydUw/maxresdefault.jpg]]) jpg Wallace]]) into his fights to [[TheWorfEffect suggest they're beating the stuffing out of him]].


* An odd case of this is Goku, whose incredible power and success in battle have led to an ironic trend of photoshopping obviously weaker characters (like [[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/214/543/8e6.jpg Spongebob]] or [[https://pm1.narvii.com/6286/aa0b5284ff935f10eea61815003a524b3c174b48_hq.jpg Goofy]]) into his fights to [[TheWorfEffect suggest they're beating the stuffing out of him]].

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* An odd case of this is Goku, whose incredible power and success in battle have led to an ironic trend of photoshopping obviously weaker characters (like [[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/214/543/8e6.jpg Spongebob]] or Spongebob]], [[https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/167/259/a91.jpg Shaggy]], [[https://pm1.narvii.com/6286/aa0b5284ff935f10eea61815003a524b3c174b48_hq.jpg Goofy]]) Goofy]] or [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/yRAzEc8ydUw/maxresdefault.jpg]]) into his fights to [[TheWorfEffect suggest they're beating the stuffing out of him]].


* In Vegeta's case, the fandom also mocked him in several ways, like his lack of [=SSJ3=] transformation in the Anime and sometimes, his short height. (It only gets better that the fans ironically noted that his height would include the upper tip of his spiky hair.)

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* In Vegeta's case, the fandom also mocked him in several ways, like his lack of [=SSJ3=] transformation in the Anime and sometimes, his short height. (It only Vegeta gets better that the fans ironically noted that his height would include the upper tip of his spiky hair.)this reputation, for having a perceived reputation as a {{Jobber}}, and for constantly trailing behind Goku.

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** To add even more insult to his injury, fans claimed that wishing Yamcha to become a more powerful fighter and capable of defeating Saibamen is ultimately beyond Shenron's power.


* The fandom jokes about Krillin always dying. He's been [[DeathIsCheap killed]] five times, by Tamborine, Freeza, Dabra, Buu, and [[Anime/DragonBallGT Super 17]]. Also for being constantly OvershadowedByAwesome, to the point the trope was originally called The Krillin. He also happened to be the first eliminated fighter of the Tournament of Power in both mediums by a rather embarrassing defeat by Frost (and unlike the other fighters who got knocked out, was the only one who got chewed out for getting knocked out early on). And it probably didn't help that his ''[[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Abridged]]'' counterpart had a "[[RunningGag Krillin Owned Count]]" as a result of how many times he's been humiliated...

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* The fandom jokes about Krillin always dying. He's been [[DeathIsCheap killed]] five times, by Tamborine, Freeza, Dabra, Buu, and [[Anime/DragonBallGT Super 17]]. Also for being constantly OvershadowedByAwesome, to the point the trope was originally called The Krillin. He also happened to be the first eliminated fighter of the Tournament of Power in both mediums by a rather embarrassing defeat by Frost (and unlike the other fighters who got knocked out, was the only one who got chewed out for getting knocked out early on). And it probably didn't help that his ''[[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Abridged]]'' counterpart had a "[[RunningGag Krillin Owned Count]]" as a result of how many times he's been humiliated... [[spoiler:only to obliterate ''the counter itself'' when he finally scored with 18.]]


* The manga version of Future Trunks gets this despite starting out stronger than his anime counterpart. He is nowhere near as active as anime Future Trunks even before he got Super Saiyan Rage and most chapters have him sitting on the sidelines giving commentary while Goku and Vegeta do all the fighting. Fans also liked to tease manga Future Trunks since [[spoiler:the Supreme Kai and extension Beerus]] all died under his watch since he had trouble with Dabura while anime Future Trunks wiped out the Majin threat without anyone dying, and he did it with no prior training from the Supreme Kai unlike his manga counterpart. When he learned that he could [[spoiler:heal with his hands]], this caused the fandom to compare him unfavorably to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sakura]]
* Hit, in the manga. While in the anime, Hit is shown to be very formidable and even won against Goku in his first two matches against him, Hit is a huge AdaptationalWimp in the manga. In the manga version of the Tournament of Destroyers, Hit's time skip powers aren't nearly as powerful and would have lost easily had Goku not decided to go straight to Blue. Then in the Tournament of Power, while he has a small spotlight in the anime, he still eliminates a couple of fighters until falling to Jiren. The manga version? Hit is one of the first victims of Jiren, being taken out AFTER shortly after Universe 9's erasure. That's right, not only the likes of Ribrianne outlast him, almost all of Universe 10 (along with fighters like Roshi, Botamo, Magetta, Ganos, and others) outlast him as well in this adaptation. What's worse is that his famous killing techniques come out more as an InformedAbility in the manga.
* Kefla. In the anime, she's an extremely powerful fusion that was able to hold her own against Goku and forced him to become [[spoiler:Ultra Instinct "Omen".]] In the manga, however, she gets [[spoiler:ringed out in a draw against ''Gohan'']] who by then has been [[OvershadowedByAwesome outclassed by god-tier characters]] in what was seen as a lackluster fight that wasn't even the primary focus of the chapter. Her overall performance comes off as worse than her fusion component Kale in the previous chapter who was practically a OneManArmy. Not helping matters is how in an out-of-character moment outright calls herself as inferior to Universe 7.
* Even ''Goku'' himself suffers this treatment, particularly in Chapter 39. The manga portrays him as a fighter who's main "strategy" to defeating his opponent is trying to find a way to steamroll them through powering up or attaining new transformations. While Goku was [[IdiotHero never smart to begin with]], he was always portrayed as a fighting genius. Here, the manga makes him come off as a novice fighter in order to make [[WeakButSkilled Roshi]] look good in comparison. In the anime, he has one of the highest elimination counts in the tournament, but in the manga, he has yet to eliminate a single person. And that is still not going into the anti-climactic manner his [[spoiler:Ultra Instinct "Omen" form was introduced...]]

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* The manga version of Future Trunks gets this despite starting out stronger than his anime counterpart. He is nowhere near as active as anime Future Trunks even before he got Super Saiyan Rage and most chapters have him sitting on the sidelines giving commentary while Goku and Vegeta do all the fighting. Fans also liked to tease manga Future Trunks since [[spoiler:the Supreme Kai and extension and, by extension, Beerus]] all died under his watch since he had trouble with Dabura while anime Future Trunks wiped out the Majin threat without anyone dying, and he did it with no prior training from the Supreme Kai unlike his manga counterpart. When he learned that he could [[spoiler:heal with his hands]], this caused the fandom to compare him unfavorably to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sakura]]
Sakura]].
* Hit, in the manga. While in the anime, Hit is shown to be very formidable and even won against Goku in his first two matches against him, Hit is a huge AdaptationalWimp in the manga. In the manga version of the Tournament of Destroyers, Hit's time skip powers aren't nearly as powerful and would have lost easily had Goku not decided to go straight to Blue. Then in the Tournament of Power, while he has a small spotlight in the anime, he still eliminates a couple of fighters until falling to Jiren. The manga version? Hit is one of the first victims of Jiren, being taken out AFTER shortly after Universe 9's erasure. That's right, not only the likes of Ribrianne outlast him, almost all of Universe 10 (along with fighters like Roshi, Botamo, Magetta, Ganos, and others) outlast him as well in this adaptation. What's worse is that his famous killing techniques come out more as an InformedAbility in the manga.
* Kefla. In the anime, she's an extremely powerful fusion that was able to hold her own against Goku and forced him to become [[spoiler:Ultra Instinct "Omen".]] In the manga, however, she gets [[spoiler:ringed out in a draw against ''Gohan'']] who by then has been [[OvershadowedByAwesome outclassed by god-tier characters]] in what was seen as a lackluster fight that wasn't even the primary focus of the chapter. Her overall performance comes off as worse than her fusion component Kale in the previous chapter who was practically a OneManArmy. Not helping matters is how in an out-of-character moment moment, she outright calls herself as inferior to Universe 7.
* Even ''Goku'' himself suffers this treatment, particularly in Chapter 39. The manga portrays him as a fighter who's whose main "strategy" to defeating his opponent is trying to find a way to steamroll them through powering up or attaining new transformations. While Goku was [[IdiotHero never smart to begin with]], he was always portrayed as a fighting genius. Here, the manga makes him come off as a novice fighter in order to make [[WeakButSkilled Roshi]] look good in comparison. In the anime, he has one of the highest elimination counts in the tournament, but in the manga, he has yet to eliminate a single person. And that is still not going into the anti-climactic manner his [[spoiler:Ultra Instinct "Omen" form was introduced...]]

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