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** The gang realsies that as long as they remain a non-threat, the hero won't kill them, and as long as they keep antagonising the FiveManband the BigBad [[YouHaveFailedMe won't kill]] [[AvertedTrope them either.]] As such they [[WillfullyWeak deliberately set out]] to [[PokeThePoodle minorly impede]] the hero's progress while secretly aiding him so that he can kill the BigBad and free them.

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** The gang realsies realises that as long as they remain a non-threat, the hero won't kill them, and as long as they keep antagonising the FiveManband the BigBad [[YouHaveFailedMe won't kill]] [[AvertedTrope them either.]] As such they [[WillfullyWeak deliberately set out]] to [[PokeThePoodle minorly impede]] the hero's progress while secretly aiding him so that he can kill the BigBad and free them.


* '''Parodied''': Practically every enemy the heroes beat tags along after them, despite losing every time.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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Practically every enemy the heroes beat tags along after them, despite losing every time.



* '''Reconstructed''': The Goldfish Gang actually see the heroes as fitting rivals, and constantly fight them to try and improve their own skills to one day win.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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The Goldfish Gang actually see the heroes as fitting rivals, and constantly fight them to try and improve their own skills to one day win.


** The gang realsies that as long as they remain a non-threat, the hero won't kill them, and as long as they keep antagonising the FiveManband the BigBad [[YouHaveFailedMe won't kill]] [[AvertedTrope them either.]] As such they [[WillfullyWeak deliberately set out]] to [[PokeThePoodle minorly impede]] the hero's progress while secretly aiding him so that he can kill the BigBad for them and free them.

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** The gang realsies that as long as they remain a non-threat, the hero won't kill them, and as long as they keep antagonising the FiveManband the BigBad [[YouHaveFailedMe won't kill]] [[AvertedTrope them either.]] As such they [[WillfullyWeak deliberately set out]] to [[PokeThePoodle minorly impede]] the hero's progress while secretly aiding him so that he can kill the BigBad for them BigBad and free them.


** The gang realsies that as long as they remain a non-threat, the hero won't kill them, and as long as they keep antagonising him the BigBad [[YouHaveFailedMe won't kill]] [[AvertedTrope them either.]] As such they deliberately set out to minorly impede the hero's progress while secretly aiding him so that he can kill the BigBad for them and free them.

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** The gang realsies that as long as they remain a non-threat, the hero won't kill them, and as long as they keep antagonising him the FiveManband the BigBad [[YouHaveFailedMe won't kill]] [[AvertedTrope them either.]] As such they [[WillfullyWeak deliberately set out out]] to [[PokeThePoodle minorly impede impede]] the hero's progress while secretly aiding him so that he can kill the BigBad for them and free them.

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** Despite the fact that he's a legitimate threat, Hiro dismisses his Rival Sasuke as one of these, to the latter's eternal chagrin


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** The gang realsies that as long as they remain a non-threat, the hero won't kill them, and as long as they keep antagonising him the BigBad [[YouHaveFailedMe won't kill]] [[AvertedTrope them either.]] As such they deliberately set out to minorly impede the hero's progress while secretly aiding him so that he can kill the BigBad for them and free them.


* '''Exploited''': A hero "loses" an important item to the Goldfish Gang, knowing that he will soon be searched for it by the enemy, but the GG will show up later, still carrying the item.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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A hero "loses" an important item to the Goldfish Gang, knowing that he will soon be searched for it by the enemy, but the GG will show up later, still carrying the item.item.
** The gang were ObfuscatingStupidity to give the heroes a false sense of security, only letting out their true potential when an opportunity arrives.



** Or they were ObfuscatingStupidity to give the heroes a false sense of security, only letting out their true potential when an opportunity arrives.


'''Played For Drama''': They hated the status of their gang and they want to prove themselves and their peers that they are more than that by constantly harassing the gang, even if they going to be smashed by them.

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* '''Played For Drama''': They hated the status of their gang and they want to prove themselves and their peers that they are more than that by constantly harassing the gang, even if they going to be smashed by them.


* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???The Goldfish Gang was relatively known to be somewhat violent in a neighbourhood in, say, New Jersey, but no where near as notable when compared to OG from DC.



** Or they were ObfuscatingStupidity to give the heroes a false sense of security, only letting out their true potential when an opportunity arrives.



'''Played For Drama''': They hated the status of their gang and they want to prove themselves and their peers that they are more than that by constantly harassing the gang, even if they going to be smashed by them.



%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???


** The Goldfish Gang want to lose, trying to [[WoundedGazelleGambit ruin the heroes' reputation]].

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** The Goldfish Gang want wants to lose, trying to [[WoundedGazelleGambit ruin the heroes' reputation]].


* '''Exaggerated''':
** The Goldfish Gang follow the heroes around for [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption a dozen seasons]], despite never, ever winning.

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* '''Exaggerated''':
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'''Exaggerated''': The Goldfish Gang follow the heroes around for [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption a dozen seasons]], despite never, ever winning.winning.
* '''Downplayed''': ???



** The Gang is a bunch of {{Punch Clock Villain}}s and/or are [[MinionWithAnFInEvil plain terrible at being evil]], so it is only logical for them to not being that effective against a group of [[TheDeterminator motivated]] and [[WeDoTheImpossible highly effective]] heroes.



* '''Deconstructed''': The Goldfish Gang are actually following the heroes because they took something valuable to the BigBad from the GG's lair, and he sends them off to get it back under pain of death. The trip and constant defeats are taking a heavy toll on the gang, but they keep following because they can't go home.
* '''Reconstructed''': The Goldfish Gang actually see the heroes as fitting rivals, and constantly fight them to try and improve their own skills to one day win.



* '''Deconstructed''': The Goldfish Gang are actually following the heroes because they took something valuable to the BigBad from the GG's lair, and he sends them off to get it back under pain of death. The trip and constant defeats are taking a heavy toll on the gang, but they keep following because they can't go home.
* '''Reconstructed''': The Goldfish Gang actually see the heroes as fitting rivals, and constantly fight them to try and improve their own skills to one day win.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???


* '''Zig Zagged''': The Goldfish Gang are sometimes a [[NotSoHarmless credible fighting force]], but sometimes a [[CurbStompBattle complete joke]].

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* '''Zig Zagged''': The Goldfish Gang are sometimes a [[NotSoHarmless credible fighting force]], force, but sometimes a [[CurbStompBattle complete joke]].


* '''Exaggerated''': The Goldfish Gang follow the heroes around for [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption a dozen seasons]], despite never, ever winning.
* '''Justified''': The Goldfish Gang want to lose, trying to [[WoundedGazelleGambit ruin the heroes' reputation]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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The Goldfish Gang follow the heroes around for [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption a dozen seasons]], despite never, ever winning.
* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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The Goldfish Gang want to lose, trying to [[WoundedGazelleGambit ruin the heroes' reputation]].

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** See Deconstructed or Reconstructed


* '''Straight''': The Goldfish Gang attacks the heroes in their hometown and nearly win. They follow on for revenge, but are [[VillainDecay quickly outclassed by the heroes' rising abilities]].

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* '''Straight''': The Goldfish Gang attacks the heroes in their hometown and nearly win. They follow on for revenge, but are [[VillainDecay [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind quickly outclassed by the heroes' rising abilities]].



* '''Inverted''': The Goldfish Gang start off as a minor annoyance, but quickly outpace the heroes in power.

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* '''Inverted''': The Goldfish Gang start off as a minor annoyance, but quickly [[CantCatchUp outpace the heroes in power.power]].

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