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Moose marched me to our dugout and had a boisterous discussion with me while the umpires cleared the field. Components that deliver rotary motion from the engine to the drive wheels transmission, clutch, primary and secondary drives. Bearing Load supporting part designed to accept the wear and punishment of moving parts while protecting more valuable parts. Big ships might double up with assistants and trainees for 20 to Helmet-Jinx The bad luck a biker who chooses not to wear a helmet gets when someone mentions that he should wear a helmet.

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The revenge is empty however , as the Idol Singer went on to become a music legend, while the bullied girl is forever broken, being in her shadow. Averting this is a key part of A Certain Magical Index. Anyone can become a powerful esper if they work hard and focus on the ability improvement curriculum. Mikoto Misaka, one of the heroines, started out as a level 1 and rose to level 5 the highest level through patience and determination, and is often held up in the series as an example of what you can do if you work at it.

Except that's all a lie. Using the supercomputer Tree Diagram, the city's leadership knows who will respond best to the ability improvement. They focused their efforts on those children, while ignoring the majority of the city as not worth the investment of time and resources.

In Saki , a variation comes into play with Kaori, a complete beginner at mahjong whom her friend, the Tsuruga team president, recruited to the team so that they would have enough people to go to the tournament.

Kaori manages to come out on top in her match with her uncanny Beginner's Luck , which disrupts the playstyle of Mako, her opponent from the protagonists' team, who plays with Photographic Memory of her time in her grandfather's mahjong parlor and cannot counter Kaori's playstyle due to never having seen an amateur at play before.

When the Tsuruga girls prepare to go to the individuals, Kaori is forbidden from practicing, under the reasoning that if she lost her beginner's luck, she could not possibly improve enough in that short time to compensate.

Kaori ultimately ends up getting eliminated before long, though. In a more individual case on the flip side of this trope, Maho, who can imitate anyone's "special ability" for a single turn each day, nevertheless has many bad habits, such as revealing that she has no yaku, or trying to pick up a tile when doing so would get her penalized, despite having practiced for a year, and she's referred to as an "eternal beginner. For all these years Jouji won for not a single time.

Teppu is about how main character Natsuo has finally found a sport Mixed Martial Arts where this trope doesn't hold for her, meaning she'll actually have to work to excel at it. This is exactly why she's interested in it. The manga otherwise has much the same attitude towards this trope as Holyland above: A good MMA fighter needs to have talent, training and experience. Natsuo has the talent, which is why she has the potential to be great at it.

Her erstwhile rival Yuzuko has an expert coach and lots of training experience and hard work behind her, while Yuzuko's best friend Ringo adds a natural talent for the sport on top of it. Averted with a vengeance in High School DXD , where even the author has gone on record stating this is a series where hard work does pay off.

He goes on to win the fight thanks to everything he learned during his earlier Training from Hell , with a dash of Crazy-Prepared. Even his biggest Mid-Season Upgrade , being resurrected in a body grown from two deities , is less of a raw power boost than finally being able to go all-out without tearing himself apart. Invoked, but ultimately averted in Kaleido Star.

When she first joined the Kaleido Stage, the smug, arrogant May Wong believed she could charm her idols Leon and Layla and become a star without even trying. Cue Break the Haughty when Leon deliberately drops her during an act as a test of strength, badly injuring her in the process, and when Layla tells her that while her performances are technically good, they're completely soulless and not actually focused on entertaining the audience, thus meaning she'll have to start from scratch.

Sakuma puts in ten times the effort of all the other major characters combined to excel at table tennis, but his astigmatism and lack of natural talent prevents him from ever surpassing them.

His crappy attitude doesn't help matters, and gives Smile reason to utterly crush him when they face off. Exaggerated to parodic levels in One-Punch Man. Saitama's Super Strength and Super Toughness come, according to himself, from doing one hundred push-ups, one hundred sit-ups, one hundred squats, and a ten kilometre run every day for three years , which is all anyone needs to do in order to be able to punch holes in buildings and win every fight with a single punch.

Everyone treats this as exactly as stupid as it sounds. There are implications that Saitama's incredible strength may be some supernatural ability that was somehow unlocked by obsessively training to be a hero.

Although the true nature of his power remains a mystery. Averted in the manga version of Sailor Moon: Makoto is the one who is supernaturally strong and Minako merely trains a lot, and the one time they fought due to Makoto being Brainwashed and Crazy Minako knocked her out with a single vicious kick. Averted hard in Zatch Bell!

The end result is he kicks the crap out of Zatch so badly it takes Zatch's partner Kiyo having the Answer Talker superpower to even stand a chance. Zeon wins anyway through another aversion of the trope, his own partner Dufort has the same Answer Talker, only where Kiyo awoke it an hour ago he's been practicing it for years and naturally outclasses Kiyo by a large margin. When Zatch is about to undergo his own Training from Hell , he's told to not even bother trying to imitate Zeon's Flash Step abilities; it took Zeon years to get those down and Zatch just doesn't have the time.

Yet he gets constantly beaten by Hayato, a year-old rookie with no experience in motor racing and it leads him to blame others for his failures in racing. It takes Miki to straighten him up and realize that his obsession of training hard and being the best clouds his ability as a racer. By then, Shinjyo regains his love for racing.

Averted in Shokugeki no Soma , where every single exceptionally skilled chef is constantly shown to be making improvements to their cooking styles and that even if they are "gifted", the moment when they stop trying to improve is when their skills begin to stagnate. Soma even points out in the beginning of the series that even if the other students have been studying fine cuisine since middle school, he's been cooking in the kitchen for twelve years and definitely outperforms a significant portion of the student body as a result.

Despite being among the best students in the whole school, Soma is always finding ways to improve his recipes and continues to aim to overcome the handful of students that are better than him. This is shown to be the underlying relationship between Soma and his father Joichirou. While Joichirou was considered to be the most talented member of the Polar Star Dorm, he considers his son to be the better image of a chef that would surpass himself. The reason is that while his son was nowhere near as talented as he was in his youth, it is his greater sense of hard work and perseverance that made him a better chef.

Double Subverted with regards to Nene. She failed because she worked hard, but at the wrong things. As the heir to an ancient and proud culinary tradition, she focused on learning to cook her forbears' recipes to perfection, but never regarded how her customers would regard those dishes, or how they could be improved or adapted to different circumstances.

Jouichirou's own tenure at Tootsuki can be considered a Deconstruction. The people around him chalked up Jouichirou's successes to his "innate genius" and pushed him to greater and greater heights while failing to see the immense amounts of hard work that went into everything he accomplished.

In the end, Jouichirou worked himself into a near-complete breakdown trying to live up to people's expectations, and eventually had to leave Tootsuki to maintain some semblance of sanity. Played with and ultimately averted in Assassination Classroom. Class 3E's hard work does pay off at the very end with every student making the top fifty spots in the school, but the weakest student in the class Terasaka stays the weakest academically and Karma, who is naturally gifted, stays at the top.

It's in comparison to the rest of the school that they gained, not so much in comparison to each other. Karma managed to place thirteenth in the entire school for the first term's finals without even studying It's only when he studies that he can claim the top spot in the school.

The four class slackers decide to place top of a subject in the midterms The other top scorers are all noted as having natural talent in their preferred subjects on top of their studying. Class A has an advantage due to being more naturally gifted in the style of study promoted by the school and having special cram sessions.

During the second finals, A Class trains too hard and end up burning out by the latter half of the tests since they can't sustain their energy anymore. Played straighter in regards to assassination techniques.

No matter how hard he tries, Karma is simply not the natural assassin Nagisa is; for all his raw strength and brains Karma cannot master the elements of surprise and the speed Nagisa has at his disposal. Nagisa not acknowledging his natural talent actually acts as a minor Berserk Button for Karma in the class civil war. Shirogane is repeatedly shown to have zero natural talent in pretty much everything, yet he still manages to excel because the one thing he is good at is putting in the effort to improve.

It's the only reason that he's able to constantly beat Kaguya in exam scores and hold the 1 rank. Averted hard in All Rounder Meguru: He also needs more work than average to keep his physical strength, and that is why, in spite of being a lightweight up to 65 kg coming from karate, his usual trainer is Nabe, a middleweight up to 77 kg wrestler who works him to the bone. Momoko is a genius judoka who quickly learns ju-jitsu, but would always skip reinforcement training.

Because of that, every time she takes part in a tournament she always loses in the semifinals or finals due being too tired. Mitsuya is well known for his talent, even having been a candidate for the Olympic games and was expected to win the All Japan Amateur Shooto Tournament-but due his exceptional talent he failed to take things seriously, and that cost him both his chance for the Olympic games and the qualification for the national tournament, in the latter case losing barely to Meguru in the finals of the Kansai tournament.

He has learned from his defeat, and at the Kanto Open Tournament he mops the floor with Yudai noted to be almost Meguru's better in grappling and his overall equal. Averted in Tatsuya's case. Although he is an amazing natural athlete, even better than Kazuya, years without exercising or practicing mean that when he eventually joins the baseball team he has to train hard to even come close to his brother's standard, let alone surpass him.

Played straight, however, with Minami, who goes from not being particularly interested in gymnastics to winning a championship very quickly. On the other hand, when she later encounters her ancestor, Witchbreaker, who has a much more powerful version of the staff and decades more experience, she is handily schooled.

In The Authority , Jeroen is the latest World Shaman, able to tap into the collected experience of hundreds of predecessors, automatically making him one of the most powerful beings on the planet, despite the fact that he's a lazy, immature drug addict whose money all comes from his rich wife. He is utterly hated by his teammate Engineer, who grew up in a poor, unexceptional family and had to work her ass off to be deemed worthy of becoming the new Engineer.

In the Reunion program, Gangryong faces other students far more powerful than he is. Their power comes through medical ki treatments, while his is earned through good old fashion hard work.

Gangryong's training also gives him the added edge of an exceptionally strong grasp of fighting basics. His opponents can throw a fireball that can destroy a building, but many of them don't know how to defend against a cross hook, maintain a perfect stance, or out maneuver an opponent who fights dirty. As a result, Gangryong is able to win enough matches to move up through Reunion ranks. The one technique that signals Gangryong becoming an actual threat is mastering a half step to the side.

Do exactly what they're supposed to do MORE? Naruto ran away from Konoha at age 6 but met and joined Haku and Zabuza living like a missing nin for 6 years before going back. When Sasuke angrily shouts his Sharingan should make him better, Naruto calls him out: While you were sitting in class thinking of a quick fix to more power, I was busting my ass in real life-or-death situations. Seriously how long have you been a ninja? Try comparing that to my 6 years asshole!

Naruto even refuses to use this power of the Kyuubi. When Jiraiya wants to alter the seal to allow more of the Kyuubi's chakra leak through. Naruto refuses to do so. Basically he acknowledges that he might have to use the Kyuubi, but he doesn't want to rely on it.

Discussed in A Growing Affection. As Lee explains, Ninja B could go through the entire tournament and beat many in the third round but can lose to Ninja A and Ninja A will become a Chunin. Very averted in No Chance For Fate. Ranma has to work hard to gain abilities and even then, he'd just have learned them but still needs experience to become better.

The Senshi do get their magic for free, but have no experience using it. They also are still essentially normal teenagers and need combat training to learn everything they need to survive in battle. Discussed in regards to Harry in Child of the Storm. While, unlike Hermione, he doesn't have a particularly good grasp of theory, and, indeed, doesn't have the mind she does though he is far from an idiot , he has a level of raw power that was greater than hers even before it was revealed that his father was really Thor incarnated as James and an intuitive grasp for spellwork, particularly in favoured subjects, that means he grasps spells almost as quickly, or as quickly as in some cases, even faster than she does.

It's not this, as such, but also his Quidditch skills and giving off the impression at being pretty good at whatever he turns his hand to, and, finally correcting her answer in Defence Against the Dark Arts, that upsets her. During an argument with Shinji, Asuka throws in his face that he never had to work hard for being an Eva pilot, whereas that she trained hard for one entire decade to become the best, and everything what she got was getting her mind raped.

But you've never had to work for what you have, you just get in your Eva and it goes and you are the hero. Once More with Feeling: One reason Asuka is so frustrated with Shinji is because his synch rate is higher even though he's been training for much less time than she has.

Of course, Shinji has a couple advantages being a time traveler and knowing some things he shouldn't over her. The One I Love Is: In chapter 9 Asuka complains that she worked hard for one decade to become the best pilot, and she was being beaten by a barely-trained rookie. Of course I'm upset! How would you feel, Shinji, if you devoted your whole life to something and it didn't pay off?

I've been training to be an Eva pilot for ten years. I should be the best! I worked at it, damn it! I worked hard for it! But instead, you, who's been piloting for less than a year, can beat me! And you're not even trying! What the hell was I doing, if I can get beaten by some jerk they grabbed off the street?! According to Cooler, belief in this is what got Freeza killed. The universe moves forward so if not Goku, then someone would eventually become strong enough to defeat him.

This is why Cooler regularly trains to increase his power. The Triptych Continuum version of Trixie Lulamoon gets screwed over hard by this trope. In the Continuum, a pony's magical strength is fixed from birth, and no amount of exercise, practice, or effort will ever improve it. Trixie's talent provides her with an unending supply of ideas for new spells, but she knows that she will never be able to cast most of those spells.

In the first movie, the Furious Five and Tai Lung had to train for years, if not decades, to become as powerful and as skilled as they are. All Po requires is the proper motivation and a Training Montage that couldn't take more than a week or two. It helps that his particular Training Montage was tailored specifically to his psychology.

He is a talented learner, and has incredible stamina and willpower as shown when the Five cream him one after the other and he asks for more! Natural immunity to Tai Lung's instant-KO special move doesn't hurt either. Additionally, both the dumpling battle with Shifu and the final battle with Tai Lung show that Po did not defeat Tai Lung simply through matching him in techniques it would be impossible in such a time frame but by engaging him in a battle of wits and skill, such as using the environment and unorthodox methods as well as a distracting measure the Dragon Scroll.

He was helped by Tai Lung losing his usual perceptiveness and tactical thinking due to his initial arrogance and ongoing Villainous Breakdown. By the time Tai Lung focused more on killing Po than getting the Dragon Scroll for himself, he's taken a fair amount of embarrassment and damage from Po, and is mentally crushed by the Dragon Scroll's revelation, allowing Po to put his newfound skills and immunity to nerve strikes to good use and own him.

Tai Lung and the Furious Five as revealed in Secrets of the Furious Five all had natural strength and ability even before they started training with Shifu and Oogway with the possible exception of Crane.

Po's talent wasn't very obvious at first, but was eventually discovered through the hard work he did perform. In the sequel Shifu expresses exasperation that Po has managed to learn inner peace at such a young age, when he himself didn't manage it until midway through the first movie, by which point he was already an old man. Po consoles him by remarking that he had a great teacher. This makes sense when you compare personalities.

Shifu's strict and no-nonsense attitude made it difficult for him as well as his reluctance to face his truama. Po on the other hand, upon learning said truama, forces himself to face it much sooner for the sake of helping his friends and getting past it. While Shifu may have known the road, he had more self-imposed mental blocks than Po. By the end of the third film, Po has become a Master of Chi, even though Shifu studied for decades and only had a very limited form of chi manipulation, and is given Oogway's mystic green staff.

Oogway reveals that he chose Po as the Dragon Warrior because of his descent from the ancient pandas, who could naturally use chi so well. This is lampshaded mercilessly at the end: The student has truly become the teach—wait, where did you get that? Master Oogway gave it to me in the Spirit Realm. Of course he did.

I think I mastered chi. Due to hard studying at an early age, Mike has more technical knowledge than any other student but lacks the size and appearance to be scary.

The film averted this when Mike and Sully had to work themselves up from mailmen to a full-fledge team at Monster Inc. Its also Zig-Zagged with Mike, as while he studies hard and still isn't able to be scary, he acquires an encyclopedic knowledge of just what it means to be scary, and all the diverse ways, which helps him improve others. Also, by the end of Monsters, Inc.

Parodied by Kung Fu Hustle , where the hero has inherited greatness in his chi, which spontaneously emerges upon emerging from a cocoon. Though this was after some Percussive Maintenance acupuncture courtesy of the Big Bad , "unblocking" his chi flow. Star Wars ' Luke Skywalker never had more than a few days worth of actual Jedi training. He got a few hours of school aboard the Millennium Falcon with Obi-Wan, and learned enough for the Force to guide him as he blew up the Death Star.

Empire Strikes Back , however, reverses the trope. Yoda explicitly warns Luke that he has just began his training and he shouldn't go to Bespin. Nevertheless, Luke decides to help his friends despite having no more than a few months of training. He gets his butt royally kicked by Vader, who had years of experience even when he was still Luke's age. In Return of the Jedi , Luke is able to hold his own against Vader, but Vader was already wavering in his resolve to convert Luke, as evidenced by the regret in his voice during his earlier conversation with Luke in the lift.

Luke, however, did get at least several months of more grueling training under Yoda and he was dead set on killing Vader after being pushed of the edge. But he still refuses to kill Vader, and the latter sacrifices himself to kill the Emperor so that Luke might live.

So, if anything, it showed that Yoda was right, and that Luke was definitely not prepared to face either Vader or the Emperor, while Vader ended up being the one to defeat the Emperor and save the Galaxy.

In The Force Awakens , Rey manages to hijack Kylo Ren's Mind Rape ability and turn it back on him, and later defeats him in a lightsaber duel, despite having no training whatsoever and only having known about her abilities for about a day. This despite Kylo being a powerful enough Force user to halt a blaster bolt in midair.

In The Matrix , you can become an expert in just about anything in seconds by having the skill uploaded into your brain. In Path of Neo , we find out that it is actually a matter of time dilation.

Seconds passing in the real world for hours passing in intense training. When Daniel Jackson got the gate to work in the Stargate movie, he was told that he "solved in fourteen days what they couldn't solve in two years". The military's trouble, and Jackson's initial 2 weeks of utter lack of progress was due to the fact that both assumed the symbols on the Stargate were a letters of a language that translated into something. Jackson only solved it through a Eureka Moment , realising the symbols were actually constellations, and the set of symbols represented a way of plotting coordinates in 3d space.

There's some debate over whether the military ought to have stumbled on the relatively simple answer even without understanding how it worked, but that's all that we'll say about it here.

Lampshaded in Forrest Gump. Forrest never works to become a fast runner or a good table tennis player. Kirk went from a cadet to captain in the J. Abrams Star Trek film. It would suck to be a commander in that movie. Played with then subverted in Any Given Sunday. At first it seems like the third string quarterback, Willie Beaman, is a natural player able to call his own plays, much to everyone's surprise.

Later in the film you find out he was a hardworking top prospect, who suffered a setback in his career, because of a bribery scandal in college. In The Karate Kid , the Cobra-Kai undertake intense physical conditioning and training for years Miyagi and defeat their best guy in a tournament.

Justified with the implication that Kreese spends far more time punishing his students than helping them develop their skills, i.

Played with in Generation Iron a documentary about the top modern body builders. During the documentary, there is a focus on the rivalry between fan favorite and peoples champion Kai Greene, and the seemly cocky and Hollywood acting Phil "The Gift" Heath.

Called The Gift because of his body being genetically natural for bodybuilding, like Arnold Schwarzenegger 's physic. During the segments, Greene often talked about how hard works beats natura talent. However, Heath responded with: Olympia title with Greene finishing second. After the documentary, Phil Health would go on to win the Mr. Olympia 6 times, with Kai Greene finishing second every year , expect in in which Greene wasn't there do to personal issues.

Ironically, Kai Greene did win The Arnold Classic, the second most important bodybuilding competition, three years in a row, while Health only won the title once. My eldest son has a bachelor's degree in economics. My second son has an MBA. My third son has a PhD. My youngest son is a thief. Why don't you just kick your youngest son out of the house? He's the only one earning money. The rest are unemployed. This is a family tradition, coming from his grandmothers who were spies, but Jerin and his sisters are shown practicing it.

On the other hand, Jerin's Sex God abilities do seem somewhat implausible given that he's a virgin at the start of the novel and only had the theoretical knowledge passed to him by his grandfather. On the other hand, such things are subjective and the competition isn't any better, either, as chastity is highly valued in husbands in this setting. While Dagny Taggart seemingly effortlessly manages Taggart Transcontinental and many of the people that get accepted into Galt's Gulch have innate abilities, Eddie Willers, who works hard for Taggart Transcontinental, ends up breaking down in the middle of the desert trying and failing to fix the train.

Averted in Dragon Bones: Ward's fighting skills are due to his aunt Stala, who worked hard for her experience, and taught her niece and nephews how to fight. When Ward regains the magical ability he was born with, but lost when he was a child, he can't do much with it, as he isn't trained in magic, and so can only do the most intuitive things.

Lyra learns how to use the alethiometer in less than a month. It's supposed to take decades. On the other hand, she's not the only one. Justified, somewhat, in that it's explained that Lyra was granted the use of the alethiometer for a short time only, and that when she's completed her role, the ability leaves her. However, she can regain the ability through years of study just like anyone else.

More to the point, the information she gains out of the alethiometer is angels talking to her. Another character in another world has been working on a computer program that does the same thing, essentially, and after a certain point the angels get impatient and simply spell it out for her. Averted very hard in Dmitirii Emets Methodius Buslaev books. The reason that Guardians of Gloom and Guardians of Light are so skilled in battle is that they have thousands of years in training.

The best of the Guarians of Gloom, Ares, is a God of War because that he constantly trains and fights. And even then it's stated that he can be killed if his opponents are enough skilled or have enough numbers. The Wheel of Time: Egwene and Nynevae are described as being some of the most powerful channelers Moraine has ever seen. When they get to Tar Valon in the second book, Egwene is entered at the level of Novice, but Nynevae gets to skip Novice and proceed directly to Accepted, the middle rank.

They leave the Aes Sedai for an extended portion of the second book, and when they return in the third, Egwene is raised to the level of Accepted. Mat Cauthon inherits past memories of incredible martial and tactical ability. With barely any combat training, he defeats two excellent swordsmen at the same time, despite the fact that he's practically an invalid at the time.

He goes on to become an extremely successful general. Not hardly any training, he was trained in the use of the quarterstaff by his father, who was the best in their hometown.

It also helped that the swordsmen where underestimating him He had to work hard to get good at the quarterstaff, but as for the army management Justified in that many, many people had to work hard, and even die, to get Mat those skills, he just wasn't one of them. If Gyuri didn't run every day, he'd slow up and balloon; if he didn't play ball every day his edge would blunt but Pataki could wander onto the court after a month in a Parisian restaurant and still be able to whizz down infallibly and dunk the ball in the basket.

There had to be a good reason for Pataki to stir and training wasn't one of them. Anyone gifted with sorcery will still need years of training to truly master the art, and even near the end of the second series he's still getting plenty of pointers from his elders.

He is a lot more powerful than a sorcerer of his age should be, but that's largely thanks to the Orb and his acknowledged status as the Child of Light rather than any innate ability. It's also worth noting that in his final battle with Torak, sorcery has nothing to do with it- it is his willpower, and rejection of Torak, that grants him victory. Of course, not every sorcerer is privy to the full details of his unique status, so there is some confusion when he pulls of feats he probably shouldn't be able to.

At the start of the next series he causes problems due to large power and little training a few times. He stops a battle of knights by creating a lightning storm and a few months later an irate Belgarath call him some fun names while informing him that the deciples all old sorcers spent months fixing the worlds weather.

He also, with the help of the orb, blows up a gate in a city his army is attacking. As he is angry the orb gets enthusiastic and the gate with part of the wall dissapear as the explosion is THAT big. Parts of the wall land kilometers out to sea as well. Harry Potter is Playing with a Trope. Harry is a naturally gifted Seeker. He doesn't seem to be that far above average while playing any other position.

The general line is that this is because his dad was a great seeker. When it comes to school work, he leans on Hermione. This is also extended to Hufflepuff whose defining trait is hard work. Hermoine is the best student in her house because she spends all her time reading. Ron doesn't excel at school subjects or sports because he's playing Wizard Chess, which he excels at and he eventually becomes an excellent Quidditch Keeper and his grades are mostly passable to good, he's just Overshadowed by Awesome.

Neville seems to be playing this straight until Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Give Neville a reason to work, and he will give you results.

When Bellatrix Lestrange escaped from Azkaban Neville was given sufficient reason to become a fighter; his subsequent focus and training caused him to improve himself almost as fast as Hermione and Harry considered this sudden change to be quite alarming.

This was also the book in which it was revealed he'd been using a wand that hadn't chosen him meaning he'd had the distinct disadvantage of dealing with a wand that was fighting him this whole time.

A Mage's Power averts this trope. The only way to victory in those cases is with guile. Eric trains for hours every day before and after school for a couple weeks and he gets humiliated by a veteran mercenary, whose experience ranks in a couple decades.

Anyone of the Black Cloak rogues could kill him on their own, so he pretends to be one of them and uses a quick spell combo to disable them when his ruse is discovered. In his climatic confrontation with Dengel, his only path to victory is exploiting the elder mage's ego and deceiving him.

A direct confrontation would lead to a quick and premanent death. Gage's father died in a lab accident because of his unceasing efforts to avert this — to demonstrate such inventing genius that they would accept him — and Gage is following in his footsteps. On the other hand, when it comes to actual skill, this trope is thoroughly averted.

Both superheroes and supervillains are rigorously drilled both in their powers and in Boxing Lessons for Superman. Cato from The Hunger Games. He and the other Careers spend their entire lives training for the Games, only to be beaten by a relative novice from an outlying district. This was actually used as motivation for Amy the witch in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At one point she was really powerful and not unfriendly to the main cast, what with them saving her from being trapped in her mom's body.

Fast forward five seasons: Willow is now the resident Deus ex Machina , and Amy is royally pissed that Willow who wasn't even aware magic existed until the age of sixteen has more magic in her pinky than it took Amy, an already accomplished mage, years of training to get. In her words, most born magic users nowadays have to "work twice as hard to be half as good" was Willow, who picked up witchcraft during high school.

She's also rather upset that Willow attempted to destroy the world and didn't get more than a slap on the wrist and some friendly counseling. The whole " stuck as a rat " issue probably didn't help her attitude either. However, in almost all of the Amy episodes up to this point Willow is not shown to really be stronger.

Amy seems to be incredibly powerful when she can turn people into rats, and at the same time Willow complains about being able to barely levitate a pencil. Willow is complimented on her magical abilities in Season Five just for having the ability to summon a little lightning and magically throw knives. Willow seems to get her magical upgrade in Season Six from Rack.

While it may be argued that she was stronger at that point, she had three more years of training while Amy was still a rat yet Amy's complaint in Season Seven was that Willow was "always" stronger. Anya invokes this trope in Season Seven when she tells Buffy that she is not "better" than the rest of them, just "luckier". Played straight in House. House cheated on his exams at Johns Hopkins and spends much of his time watching cable tv or playing a video game rather than reading about new medicine, new treatments, etc.

He tries to invoke Eureka Moments. Then again, he is "almost always eventually right" because he still knows his stuff. Averted in Scrubs , which indicates on several occasions that hard work is the most important part of being a good doctor. In season 8, new intern Ed is another subversion in that while he was initially smart enough to get by with little work, eventually it became impossible for him to keep up and he was fired. Of all the main characters, only the main antagonist Sylar is shown rapidly mastering his abilities his original power, Intuitive Aptitude, is a literal applied version of The Gift.

Played straight in that office worker Hiro Nakamura, after a single swordfighting lesson from his father, becomes skilled enough with a katana to fight evenly against and ultimately defeat Takezo Kensai , a professional mercenary and swordsman.

Of course, Hiro can slow down time. It could be an extra long lesson In Lie to Me , Dr Lightman has spent years of his life memorizing and learning the various reactions and facial tics he uses in the show to be a human lie detector. Ria Torres, a former airport security guard, intuitively recognizes all of these with no formal training. Lightman repeatedly notes that while Torres intuitively recognizes facial cues, she doesn't necessarily understand the context.

So The Gift works, but practice is better. Also, The Gift isn't much of a gift. Talk about Power at a Price If Jarod doesn't know how to it, he can learn overnight. He's a One In A Million Mutant stolen from his parents at age six and taught to do nothing other than this for thirty years.

Subverted in one episode where he has to learn to play pool to deal with that episode's Big Bad. Jennifer Garner 's character tells him something along the lines of "You can put away your books. They can teach you how to play pool, but they can't make you a pool player. Example, the Green Aesop science experiments in iGo Nuclear where Sam passes by demonstrating the "green qualities" of an orange.

Namely that it's edible, and the peel is biodegradable. Prue in Charmed suddenly gains super awesome fighting abilities with her telekinesis, better than Phoebe's who had been studying martial arts for years.

Sure Prue was a cheerleader in high school but she worked in a museum and an auction house in her adult years. Though this averted with regards to the sisters' powers as they are shown developing slowly over the course of the series. Though Prue's develop faster than her sisters' do. Perhaps understandable in that Prue, as the oldest sister, has the most raw power at her disposal. After Prue dies, Piper is the oldest sister and the most powerful of the three.

Averted and Lampshaded with Jeff Winger on Community. Despite thinking it applies to him, Jeff can not simply win a debate or create pottery just because he thinks he is special. He actually has to end up working hard to succeed. The Pointy-Haired Boss treats them equally and sometimes even tell Alice that she ought to be more like Wally.

Justified in that the boss is a moron. It is sometimes shown that Wally is a brilliant worker when he wants to be, but this is practically never, because he's realized something that Alice hasn't: Wally is based on a real-life individual that Scott Adams knew. Wally was a brilliant worker who gamed the system so that he got the best outcome from minimal effort.

Specifically, he figured out that the buyout for layoffs was better than the retirement package, so he made a dedicated effort to be useless without actually getting fired. According to Adams he succeeded. At the end of the summer when Caulfield learned to swim, Frazz praised him as a natural.

He confesses to having snuck back into the pool after his lesson and practiced more. For one thing, imperfect people can't perfectly keep God's Law, so no one really counts as "good. This enables you to be recognized by him at the last judgement. If one reads the Epistle of James and tries to harmonize it with Paul's epistles, they would see that believers are not saved by works, but rather they are saved unto doing good works.

Orthodox Christianity gives us such an answer: One Christian saint, Theophan the Recluse, even wrote that the reward the Christ's salvation is given not for the commiting good acts and achieving virtues, and not for your efforts in doing this, but for increasing humility - and if you don't, then not only you gain nothing, you are in perish of corruption by pride, nulifying everything! Kobold creation myths claim that their racial deity Kurtulmak laboriously honed his skill and power while in service to the Dragons, earned his freedom, and built a lair of unsurpassed design from which the kobolds were poised to enter the world as a major race — until the deity Garl Glittergold collapsed it on top of him and led his gnomes to dominance in their place.

Neither Kurtulmak nor Garl are entirely trustworthy sources of information, however. Leaked Experience means that a party of Player Characters get equal Experience Points from combat encounters, regardless of how useful each character was.

DM permitting, it's possible to become a powerful wizard or sage just by watching your friends beat stuff up. This trope competes with Time Dissonance to explain why a human can gain as much power in seventy or eighty years as an elf can in four or five hundred. Apparently elves are just slower learners. Wizards and Clerics have to study for years to gain their first Character Level and learn the rudiments of magic, which leaves them a bit cross when a budding Sorcerer intuitively taps dormant power in their blood or a deity awakens some schmuck as a Favored Soul.

From the concluding notes of the original edition of Traveller: Character can easily learn a lot of skills by using memory implants but such skills are pretty low and cannot be risen naturally. In other words, one can effortlessly become Jack of All Trades but excellence in a given field may be achieved only by blood, sweat and tears.

The Next Stage in Human Evolution. Somakinetics have super strength and speed, even if they don't work out or train. Also, even the most well-trained human can never master certain special combat techniques that require somakinesis. You promptly take out an entire army of clones, while your teammates are either turned into ash or helpful chatterboxes by the end of the first level. It is eventually justified, as the Big Bad that fried your teammates only wants to give you a hug that would instant kill you.

On the other hand, he has been a spec ops soldier for quite some while and has gone through some pretty intense training That is, since he was born. In Psychonauts , Raz can pick up psychic abilities almost instantly and far outperforms children who have been coming to Whispering Rock for years. His mind is also so shielded that not even Oleander can read his thoughts, despite the fact that Raz has never had psychic training.

His dad's training probably had something to do with that. Also remember that Raz is much more focused than the other children, and actually is training throughout the game while the other kids just worry themselves about trivial things. There's also the merit badges, which seem to have an active role in allowing him to use the attendant powers ; sort of like training wheels , they enable him and, theoretically, any other camper who's actually putting in the work to earn them to use the power until he has enough of a handle on it to use it unassisted.

Played with, as Archer trained and fought and worked his entire life and eventually became who he is today. Tohsaka, in contrast, is a played straight counterexample of what geniuses can do compared to a normal person, does work hard but doesn't need to and not nearly as hard as Shirou.

This is true of Nasuverse mages in general, at least in the case of the Magic Association. The main way of becoming a good magus is to inherit a magic crest from your ancestor, to the point that, in general, a magus family will only train one successor hence why Sakura was given away to the Matou family. Good training can help, but to get anywhere in the Association, you have to be the heir of a prestigious family.

Radiata Stories subverts this. Every Hopeless Boss Fight is against people older, or at least more experienced, than the protagonist. And there are many hopeless boss fights, even in the late game in one path. Gerald personally defies it. After getting utterly defeated in his entrance exam to the warrior guild. I didn't even come close to winning.

What did you expect fool? I was a swordsman years before you were born. However, Lan who is clueless, lacks foresight , and is later flanderized into being Book Dumb always winds up beating him senseless at least 3 and 6 make him a difficult Bonus Boss and admits he isn't strong enough to help Lan when he decides the fate of the world in the final battle barring the Big Damn Heroes moments he is always in , all because 1 Lan is the Player Character , and 2 His navi is Megaman.

EXE, the title character. That, and apparently training ten hours a day makes Protoman very predictable. There's also the fact that Chaud's entire training process doesn't even make sense. Supposedly, he spends ten hours a day secretly training How is this supposed to help him?

He can't really "train", as he doesn't have anything to develop. Moving away from the fact that repeatedly battling extremely predictable enemies isn't really going to help in an actual Net Battle, how does this make him different from Megaman, who also spends a lot of time virus busting? By the time Battle Network 5 and 6 rolls in, this trope starts losing force. So much ,that in the last game of the series, Megaman himself needs the combined Power of Friendship and the Deadly Upgrade of a digital monstrosity to keep up with what Protoman can deal with by his own vanilla self!

In most cases, the ancient and terrible evil that terrified the world for centuries is Punched Out by the hero who goes from zero to hero in about a month. Yes, those guards at the towns who have been training their entire lives are useless. Final Fantasy XI both subverts and averts this. Storylines sometimes laud the fact you defeat powerful foes compared to other hardened warriors In fact, the only reason you're normally involved in the story is because you keep putting your nose where it doesn't belong , You Meddling Kids!

To be fair, those guards in RPGs never had to worry about fighting against monsters or people that can easily destroy the world so they didn't have to train as hard. Now the heroes on the other hand Inverted in Final Fantasy IV. Golbez comes right out of nowhere and is easily able to get everything he desires right from the start.

No matter what you seem to do, he is always one step ahead of you, and nearly every time you encounter him, it's a Hopeless Boss Fight. When you do manage to actually defeat him in a fight, he's able to escape with the MacGuffin as though nothing had happened.

And if it weren't for FuSoYa, you wouldn't have been able to do anything to stop him. This also applies to the Man Behind the Man , as he is able to easily defeat Golbez and FuSoYa in a fight, and if not for the Plot Coupon Golbez gives you and your allies assisting from afar with a Combined Energy Attack , you can't even touch him. All the characters are orphans, and only one has any battle experience. They all can learn any job very easily, especially if you use the job level glitch in the DS version.

From a story standpoint though, they defeat the ultimate evil in what we are led to believe is a few days. Of course, the actual amount of time it takes to beat him is subject to how long you stay at ye olde Trauma Inn. Zasalamel from SoulCalibur 3 and 4 has been cursed with immortality. Subverted in that Zasalmel isn't the traditional type of immortal, he lives a normal life, dies, then is reborn with his memories intact.

While he remembers how to fight, he needs to retrain his new body. You'd expect those lifetimes of experience to at least give him a boost, though. Zasamel was able to beat Killik and Xianghua simultaneously without too much effort. In Street Fighter , Zangief is a Russian professional wrestler who trained in Siberia, by wrestling polar bears. In contrast, Sakura is a Japanese school girl who taught herself martial arts by emulating Ryu, possibly after seeing him on TV.

However, in various medias, Sakura is able to go toe-to-toe with Zangief just fine. This is even lampshaded in the Sakura Ganbaru! It takes her less than a minute to perform a complete albeit still weak version of the Ha doken, and in no time at all she's using full-power versions of the technique.

Seeing this, an outraged Dan pauses for a minute to comment on the absolutely terrifying potential she possesses. Dan himself is an example. Despite being the son of a master and training for years, he just plain sucks at martial arts, with any improvement or advantage he has being totally eclipsed by his sheer lack of talent.

Touhou features this in its heroine, Reimu. She is specifically noted to be extremely lazy, and relies upon her bloodline's innate superpowers and her magically sharp intuition to defeat the various Gods, demons, and monsters with powers on par with Eldritch Horrors of Gensokyo on a regular basis. In contrast, her main rival is Marisa, who relies upon a variation of Charles Atlas Superpower to learn her magic, having no talent for anything but a single-minded devotion to becoming a " Magical Girl ".

How hard a worker Marisa is may depend on how you interpret "steals a lot of stuff", though. You didn't think she developed the Master Spark herself, did you? It's stated in Perfect Cherry Blossom's manual that Reimu does not believe that effort will be rewarded so much so that her shrine's paper fortune does not carry the fortune "Least Luck," which can be interpreted as "You will get exactly as your effort". Subverted in the borderline Canon Discontinuity Silent Sinner in Blue manga, where Yorihime , pretty much a Reimu who did actual training, starts curbstomping the main characters.

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