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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })Some people always win, some people always lose, and these people... end up second place.
They're usually competent, skilled, or (if it is romance we are talking about) relatively inoffensive at least. But they never quite succeed. There's usually some character (usually, but not always, the protagonist) who beats them. If it wasn't for That One Person they'd be number one, but they aren't.
So they're number two, making them prime material for Rival Turned Evil. If a Sibling Rivalry is involved being always second best often comes part and parcel with being the Unfavorite.
Compare Can't Catch Up, The Worf Barrage, and Driven by Envy. Romantic Runner-Up is a version of this character specific to romance stories. Poor Man's Substitute is the version where a character acts as a poor replacement. When it's more perceived than actual, it's Always Someone Better. Often related to Second Place Is for Losers and The B Grade.
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In South Korea, professional StarCraft player Hong Jin-Ho earned the nickname "King of Silver" after he managed to come in 2nd place in 6 different major tournaments but never won one.
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Frozen: Growing up in the shadow of her older, seemingly-perfect sister Elsa, Anna comes to develop an inferiority complex, thinking of herself as "completely ordinary" and "not ''that'' princess... it's just me." According to Word of God, this low self-esteem is exploited by Hans, and he especially plays on it during his post-reveal monologue, telling Anna that she's "no match for Elsa" and that her sister "was preferable, of course."
In an earlier draft where Elsa was written as less reclusive than in the final film, the theme of Spare to the Throne was more prominent and this trope was more heavily explored, as seen in Anna's unused song "More Than Just A Spare":
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In Tales of Legendia, Shirley is always getting overlooked by her big sister Stella, as well as both sisters' mutual love interest, Senel. Senel continues to choose Stella over Shirley even after Stella dies partway through the game.
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Luigi in the Super Mario Bros. series, every version, has had to feel this his entire life. Every time he wants to do something, Mario beats him to it or outperforms him when the brothers are both present. This has since become a defining character trait for Luigi from Luigi's Mansion and onward (especially prominent in the Mario & Luigi series, where he straight-up becomes The Chew Toy because of this - Bowser can't even bother to remember his name!), with him nearly snapping in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
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Seidou Takizawa from Tokyo Ghoul has an enormous inferiority complex as a direct result of this. When he isn't coming in second to his so-called rival, Akira, he's being shown up by the insanely talented rookie Juuzou.
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Ranma ½: Ryoga and Ranma's rivalry is complicated. It looks, and Ryouga acts, as though Ranma always wins but by comparing their track records, Ryoga has beaten Ranma twice as many times. It's more that Ranma wins when it's important.
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Miles from Don't Think Twice is constantly frustrated by his students repeatedly achieving more success than he does.
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Doctor Doom's boiling hatred of Reed Richards stems from the fact that Reed is the smartest man in the world — just the tiniest bit smarter than Doom is. He also came up second to Doctor Strange in a contest between the world's mages; though Doom being Doom, he managed to suppress his pride long enough to work the situation to his advantage.
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The Simpsons had an episode where a new student was slightly better than Lisa at everything, mostly slightly more knowledgeable and better on the sax. She even has a dream where she performs in "Garfunkel, Messina, Oates, and Lisa", the second-most popular band in America, which is sponsored by Avis Rent-a-Car and has a #2 single called "Born To Runner-Up". She awakes wondering why people would come to the concert just to boo them.
Lisa's voice actress Yeardley Smith even remarked about how often Lisa would enter a contest and end up in second place; two notable examples are Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington and Lisa the Beauty Queen. Also when she entered a cruciverbalism (crosswords) contest, she went to the finals and lost to Gil.
Whenever there's a bake sale the food Marge bakes will always be 2nd place.
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In the classic series, this trope is intergal to Dr. Wily's backstory. Despite winning many awards in robotics, Wily was consistently second place to Dr. Light despite his best efforts. This eventually drives him completely insane, and he becomes obsessed with taking over the world primarily just to prove that he's better than Light.
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Crimson And Emerald: Endeavor is smarting over the fact that he's now third best thanks to Hawks. His enmity with All Might is now partially transferred to Hawks.
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Batgirl (2009) is Stephanie Brown, aka Spoiler, aka girl Robin, aka girl who screws up every major plan. Her predecessor, Cassandra Cain, was a much better fighter, with a far better track record and a cooler tragic backstory note Steph's father was the Cluemaster, a B-rate Riddler rip-off, Cassandra's father is David Cain, one of the best assassins in the world AND her mother is Lady Shiva, fellow elite assassin and canonically one of the DCU's top five martial artists. Key to this relationship, however, was that Stephanie showed no bitterness towards Cassandra for all of this — they were, in fact, good friends —and accepting it in good humour, attempting now and then to do the best with what she had rather than seethe about being in second place. This was also partly because there was one key area that Stephanie could trump Cassandra — social skills (Cassandra having such a maladjusted upbringing that she could barely read, write or speak coherently until her teenage years).
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This is a major part of Jinnai's motivation in El-Hazard: The Magnificent World coupled with a side-order of Unknown Rival. Makoto constantly and effortlessly doing better than him at every activity (at least at school), coupled with Makoto being the one to expose his bribing his way into the student council presidency, is what causes him to snap at the beginning. Though it's worth noting that he lead the Bugrom against the kingdoms of El-Hazard before finding out that Makoto was working with them. Makoto's participation just made it personal.
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In Monsters, Inc., Randall becomes incredibly resentful of the fact that, in the company rankings, he is always in second place, behind Sulley. Monsters University shows that Sulley (with Mike's assistance) had been getting the better of Randall ever since their university days too, though it also shows that it's largely his own fault: Randall can never outdo Sulley because his hypercompetitiveness gets the better of him, causing him to tense up and make mistakes.
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Travis Tritt's 2001 single "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" reached #2 on the April 21, 2001 chart, behind Jessica Andrews' "Who I Am". The next week, "Ain't Nothing 'bout You" by Brooks & Dunn leapfrogged Tritt to gain the #1 position. "Great Day" spent four more weeks in the #2 position behind Brooks & Dunn (who ultimately spent six weeks in the penthouse). This happened again on the Billboard Year-End country chart for 2001, where "Ain't Nothing 'bout You" was the most-played country song of 2001, and "Great Day" the second-highest.
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In Batman: Arkham Series, The Riddler is this to Batman. His attempts to prove himself the intellectual superior through his riddles and deathtraps only serve to disprove this notion when Batman constantly defeats him. In fact during one of his Death Trap scenarios when Edward attempts to cheat, in order to "outwit" the Dark Knight, it fails because Batman is also better at cheating.
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To some degree Rock Lee from Naruto fits this trope: He is usually described as (and shown as) one of the strongest of the younger ninjas... but never actually wins (although he always gives a good account of himself).
He curb-stomps both Naruto and Sasuke. He even went as far as to one-shot the main character, Naruto. Lee beat his double in Shippuden. I know what you're thinking: "How hard is it to beat yourself?" Well, think about it. This is Rock Lee we're talking about, one of the best taijutsu specialists in Konoha; when you take that into consideration, taking out his double is quite a feat.
The reason why Sasuke betrayed Konoha in the first place. He was second best to Itachi and felt that he would ultimately become second best to Naruto, which would mean he would have no chance in hell of catching up to Itachi.
Madara Uchiha was this to Hashirama Senju, the 1st Hokage and his old friend/eternal rival, both from a power perspective (each gain in power Madara made, usually at a great personal cost, was matched and surpassed by Hashirama during the clan wars) and an ideological one (Hashirama was generally more affable and capable of fostering peaceful relationships with his optimism, while Madara's own cynicism turned others away). Many, many of the current problems in the ninja world are ultimately the result of Madara's inability to accept this and his subsequent actions. Talk about petty...
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In Midnight’s Children, Saleem's uncle Mustapha becomes a civil servant, but is constantly passed over for promotion. He ends up stuck in second-rate positions for his entire life. This infuriates him, causing him to take it out on his children. Even in the scope of his genealogy hobby, he discovers that someone's better at it than him.
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A major source of tension in the romance between Locke and Sabetha of the Gentleman Bastard series. The two of them are equally skilled grifters. However, Locke very easily wins the recognition that Sabetha craves, often stumbling into it by accident. It's unclear how much of this is due to sexism and how much is due to Locke's penchant for insane, flamboyant, improvised schemes (as opposed to Sabetha's meticulous preplanning).
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Kariu of ReLIFE gets top grades and is an excellent athlete, but she remains second to Hishiro in academics and Honoka in sports.
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Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter series. To start off with, he's always in the shadows of his older brothers who are Head Boy, Captain of the Quidditch Team, another head boy, and popular pranksters. Add to the fact that his best friends are respectively the legendary Harry and brilliant Hermione, Ron suffers a massive inferiority complex for much of the series. This comes to the fore when he sees himself in the Mirror of Erised and when when he is taunted by the Horcrux in the locket before he destroys it.
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The first thing that happens after getting back to Pallet Town, Team Rocket manages to set them up in a trap that would have worked had Gary Oak not come in to save everyone. He even points this out to his rival, that his victory didn't mean much if he still fell for Team Rocket's trap. Angry, Ash challenges him to a battle, and Gary's Eevee effortlessly beats Pikachu. On the other hand, Gary is this to Ash when it comes to league results. His best placement is in the Top 16, the same as Ash's worst placement.
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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide: Hikari knows that she'll always be second fiddle to her friend Asuka and she's accepted it readily.
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In A Frozen Heart, Prince Hans' father sees his youngest son as useless and a "weakling" compared to his older sons, as while he is smart and intelligent, they are far more effective and ruthless. As a result, Hans develops a massive inferiority complex.
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Zhou Yu towards Zhuge Liang in Romance of the Three Kingdoms. As a matter of fact, Zhou supposedly died out of despair out of this trope. This dynamic even caused this trope to be called the "Yu-Liang Complex" in China—although it was not historically true.
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Metalocalypse: The guitarists in Dethklok are Skwisgaar Skwigelf, known as the world's fastest guitarist, and Toki Wartooth, known as the world's second-fastest guitarist. Skwisgaar is, on top of being a better guitarist than Toki, also Dethklok's primary songwriter and usually plays Toki's portions on albums too. This causes some understandable friction until Skwisgaar reveals that he was the one who wanted Toki in the band. Skwisgaar believes that without Toki to push him, he would never muster the self-discipline necessary to stay the world's best guitarist.
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Allison Harvard reached the final Runway of America's Next Top Model in Cycle 12 and 17. She finished 2nd both times.
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Conversations with a Cryptid: Endeavor gets upstaged at his own publicity gala for him becoming 1# Hero just by All Might showing up.
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Gaka Izumi from Flunk Punk Rumble. A formidable fighter/student on his own accord, but it's practically a running gag that he's only second to Hana and Chiba at strength and academics, respectively.
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OneRepublic had this happen to them twice over. In 2007, their song "Apologize" became a massive hit and stayed in the Top 10 for an unprecedented 25 weeks and once broke the record for the most spins on mainstream radio. Yet, it was held off the top spot by Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss" and later Alicia Keys' "No One". History Repeats six years later, when they released "Counting Stars". It managed to be an even bigger hit than "Apologize", spending another 25 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, spent 68 weeks on the Hot 100, and has garnered over one billion views on Youtube. Yet, once again, they were held off from the top spot, this time by "Timber" from Pitbull featuring Kesha.
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Nikita once said she'd be considered the best woman on the UK's wrestling circuit if not for Sweet Saraya, who ended her two year undefeated streak where several men had failed.
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In A Certain Magical Index, the #2 Level-5 Esper Teitoku Kakine is obsessed with proving himself stronger than the #1 Accelerator, and it infuriates him to no end that Accelerator is both still #1 despite receiving brain damage and doesn't really give a shit about him. It doesn't end well for Kakine either time he fights Accelerator either, although technically the second time was due to outside interference.
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As it turns out, the people on the island ran over his wife and sons and they didn't even realize it.
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This is weirdly inconsistent with Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett) and Sabretooth (Victor Creed). Sometimes, it's made clear that Wolverine will always be better than Sabretooth and that's why Creed hates Logan. Other times, Creed us better than Logan and this is why he's such a big threat despite his really low ambitions. It's wildly inconsistent and depends on what story you're reading, but is inexplicably constantly brought up. For what it's worth, it was retconned years down the line that Sabretooth was Charles Xavier's first choice for the X-Men, but after finding out he wasn't willing to change his ways, he reneged on that.
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Claudius Lyon, Loren Estleman's Affectionate Parody of Nero Wolfe in the Nearly Nero short stories, is basically this to Wolfe himself. He's a fanboy who tries to emulate Wolfe in every respect, but is decidedly second-best when compared to the master.
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In Superior Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus took over Spider-Man's body in an attempt to prove he could better than his hated arch-rival and is flabbergasted by how much Peter was holding himself back. However, as the series winds down, Otto learns that Peter truly is the superior one because he never let his hubris get the better of him and he performs a Heroic Suicide to give Peter back his body. Sadly, when Otto returned in Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy, he couldn't accept all of this and vowed to get back at him.
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Jason Todd, the second Robin feels this way towards Dick Grayson, the first Robin, first Nightwing and third Batman. Dick is credited as the Robin who saved Batman from becoming too dark, restarted the popularity of sidekicks in the modern era, and also came into his own as a hero, founding the first incarnation of the Teen Titans. Dick is also the only member of the Batfamily that Bruce treats like an equal. It really doesn't help that Bruce expected Jason to be exactly like Dick, and that, as a family, Dick is by far Bruce's most preferred son, and it's even common knowledge that Dick is the one who will inherit the title of Batman.
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In Thousand Shinji, Rei got depressed because she thought she would always be second to Asuka in Shinji's heart even if she talked them into a threesome. She tried to reassure herself that second place is better than no place at all.
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Marvel Cinematic Universe: Loki is repeatedly a victim to this. He has been constantly overshadowed by Thor since they were children.
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Flintheart Glomgold's main grievance with Scrooge McDuck is that Scrooge is the Richest Duck in the World, Flintheart the Second Richest Duck — a designation that he feels to be humiliating. Much of the humor in his first two appearances is that the characters have similar skill-sets and about equal fortunes. Scrooge gains the victory in their first story by having some more string than Flintheart, and wins the rematch by a rather small sum of coins. The problem is that they are both too competitive to accept anyone as an equal.
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In the late Silver Age Kara Zor-El/Linda Danvers -aka Supergirl- worked as a photographer in San Francisco station KSF-TV together with her rival, Nasthalthia 'Nasty' Luthor, who was always better than her. In Demon Spawn, Linda admits she is aware of the fact, although she hates it. She would have an easier time admitting it if 'Nasty' didn't rub it in every second.
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"Burning House" by Cam peaked at #2 on the Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, and Canadian Country charts published by Billboard. It was blocked on all three charts by Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man".
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In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Dr. Julian Bashir graduated second in his class from Star Fleet Medical. For a while he seemed to have a bit of a complex about this, until it was decided that he did it on purpose so as not to draw too much attention to himself.
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In Noob, this is explictly the situation of Amaras in regards to Fantöm until it turns out that Fantöm had been unknowingly getting an illegal boost from the game creators and the creators delete Fantöm's avatar in an attempt to cover their tracks and make Fantöm's player the scapegoat. These events automatically made Amaras number one.
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Sword Art Online: Sugou Nobuyuki serves as this to Akihiko Kayaba. When Kayaba effortlessly overrides Sugou's control of ALO and grants Kirito admin privileges to turn the tide, Sugou's immediate response is to throw a temper tantrum, whining about how even in death, Kayaba's getting in his way and one-upping him.
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Okita in Hakuouki is motivated entirely to be of service to Kondou and receive his approval and is constantly frustrated and annoyed that it is Hijikata who Kondou trusts and relies on the most. Okita vents this by pushing as many of Hijikata's buttons as possible.
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In Class Trip Crush, twins Taketo and Yasuto Kanzaki manage to be mutually Always Second Best to one another. Taketo is good at everything he puts his hand to, where Yasuto is rather clumsy outside of baseball and quite conscious of that fact; Taketo, however, describes Yasuto as a "genius" and observes that no one can possibly match him at the one thing he's devoted all of his effort to. The feeling that he couldn't measure up to his brother led Taketo to switch from the baseball team to soccer team to avoid competing with Yasuto, and his route shows that he has something of a complex about it.
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After knowing she was seconded to NAGO in school again, Yanagin in Daily Lives of High School Boys dared NAGO to beat her in karate and then ramen eating...in which Yanagin was decisively defeated in both. In a later skit she tried daring NAGO to beat her in tolerance in the sauna, and defeated again—not only to NAGO, but presumably her two other friends Habara and Ikushima.
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In Halo: The Fall of Reach, Master Chief John-117 notes that Fred-104 tends to come in second place in every competition, which is reflective of his place among the Spartan-IIs (second best sniper, second-in-command, etc.). John is convinced he does this on purpose so he doesn't have to be in charge.
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Yzak Joule from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. He manages to be great at everything, but always ends up losing to Athrun Zala at all that at the same time. Guess what place he ranked among the Red Suits upon graduation.
Outright parodied in the Chibi Character Theater shorts, where Yzak (and Dearka) actually manages to beat Athrun (and Kira) at beach volleyball...but the crowd STILL reacts like Kira and Athrun won, to Yzak's utter exasperation.
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In ThunderCats (2011)
This is present with young Prince Lion-O and his adoptive older brother Tygra, a beneficiary of Parental Favoritism who actively upstages Lion-O every chance he gets. Tygra makes an explicit point of successfully taunting Lion-O during some Gladiator Games, ensuring Lion-O loses his temper, and with it, the match.
In fact, Tygra tries to be Always Someone Better because of a deep Inferiority Superiority Complex, and an abiding suspicion that as a mere Spare to the Throne, he will forever lose to Lion-O, a motivation underscored when Tygra bitterly rants about how Lion-O's taken away both his chance to wear the crown, and, he suspects, his chance to romance Cheetara, the Love Interest of their Sibling Triangle.
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Denethor and Faramir in The Lord of the Rings. Denethor was second best in his youth to Thorongil in both his father's heart and his people's, which left him very bitter. He grew so afraid of this trope (being second best to Gandalf in his son's and knights' respect and affection, being second best to Aragorn in honor and glory in his people's opinion) that it is one of the reasons he succumbed to despair in the end and committed suicide. As for Faramir, he was deemed second to his brother by his people all his life, being less flamboyant and more gentle and scholarly in nature than Boromir in those times of war, but he never grew jealous about it. He also accepted to be second to Aragorn with grace after the war.
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Galaxy Quest: After Alexander frees the suffocating Thermians.
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The Champions supplement Allies features Executive Sanction, a U.S. government superhero team with one member supplied by each of various government agencies. One member, assigned by the official law enforcement super-agency PRIMUS, is Silver Avenger, a second son, former second-string quarterback, second in his class at West Point, and previously secondary to PRIMUS's leader, the Golden Avenger. Unfortunately, he now finds himself second in military seniority to the Army's representative on the team, Major Star, who thus has command. This rankles with him, just a little bit.
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In Aladdin: The Return of Jafar, the tables were turned. Jafar was delighted enough to make a whole song taunting Genie, "You're Only Second Rate".
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Journey to Chaos: After his Rage Against the Mentor, Eric consistently tries to prove himself to be better than Dengel in some way: a better mage, a better mercenary, a better chaosist, etc. but falls short each time until the end of book 3 where he performs a spell that killed Dengel. Then Kallen says that he couldn't have done it without her.
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Mello from Death Note. He joins the mafia, kidnaps poor little Sayu, kills Souichiro, kidnaps Takada, and gets his best friend killed - all in the name of being better than Near at the "L's Successor" game.
Meanwhile, Near feels the same way with L, only in the "Greatest-Detective" game.
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Steven Prince in The World's End was always just a bit less cool than his friend Gary King, who also got it on with the girl Steven liked. Deconstructed, however; for all Steven's insecurity on the subject, while this might have been true when they were teenagers, as adults Steven clearly has got his act together much better than Gary, who is a stuck-in-the-past loser who hasn't moved on from his teenage ideas of what's cool versus what isn't. Tellingly, while the girl the two clashed over thought Gary was the coolest thing ever as a teenager, as an adult she thinks he's an insufferable wanker and ends up getting together with Steven.
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Demandred from Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time is this trope. He is mentioned that "He would have been the greatest man of his age, had he not lived at the same time as Lews Therin Telamon." He was apparently born one day after Lews Therin, setting a trend of always being a step behind for their entire lives, the envy at this turning him from one of the most prominent good generals in the fight against evil into one of the most prominent evil generals. He was and likely still is second best at most (though he's one of the Shadow's most potent servants, he's still stuck playing second fiddle to Ishamael). Really, it's small wonder the man is more than a little insane by now.
"Born one day after Lews Therin, he had almost as much strength and almost as much skill. He spent years almost equaling Lews Therin's accomplishments and fame."
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My Hero Academia:
Izuku Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugou both consider themselves to be second best... to each other. The latter is obsessed with proving himself superior to Midoriya, disregarding his victories against him and dwelling on the defeats. He also subconsciously admires Izuku's drive to become a hero and fears being defeated by him. The former openly admits to admiring Bakugou for his determination and skill and doesn't consider himself to be as powerful as him, even with One For All in play.
Endeavor, the Number Two Hero is another example. He's always second to All Might even after trying for decades to surpass him. He eventually marries Rei and uses his Marital Rape License to eventually produce Shoto in hopes of using him as a Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb to surpass All Might and finally beat him. After All Might loses his powers, Endeavor becomes the Number One Hero by default, and is thoroughly bummed about it.
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Angie Tribeca has Laurie Partridge, Angie's old police academy roommate.
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The Boys: Payback, The Avengers analogue are this to The Seven, The Justice League analogue. Payback is deemed a second rate team, perpetually living on the shadows of the Seven and are considered disposable by their superiors.
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The Brady Bunch:
Bobby's dilemma in "The Winner," from Season 2.
Jan's famous cry, "Marcia Marcia Marcia!!!" in "Her Sister's Shadow."
Even Greg is not immune, as in "My Sister Benedict Arnold" (from Season 3), he always seems to be in the shadow of Warren Mullaney, the classmate who beat him out for the last spot on the first-string basketball team and defeated him in a school class president election.
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The Rivals from the Pokémon games, especially Blue and Silver. They're all highly skilled trainers who manage to beat all eight Gym Leaders (and, in Blue's case, the Elite Four) yet always manage to lose to the player. The first two generations tied this into An Aesop about The Power of Love, but in the third and fourth generations, you're just better than them.
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Jo Dee Messina's 1999 cover of Dottie West's "Lesson in Leavin'" spent eight weeks at #2 on the country music charts, all eight of them behind Lonestar's "Amazed".
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Our Dumb World, brought to you by The Onion, says this about South Korea.
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Kuroko no Basuke: As a collective group, the "Uncrowned Kings" are this in comparison to the "Generation of Miracles". Both groups are five extremely gifted basketball prodigies who have greater skills than any of their peers. The Generation, however, are as far beyond the Kings as the Kings are from everyone else. Their Meaningful Name comes from the fact that if they had been born in any generation before now, THEY would be the Generation of Miracles.
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This is the defining trope of Special A, with Hikari forever trying (and failing) to beat Kei at anything.
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In one episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog, the villain Katz constantly wins second place in Nowhere's candy competition, and sends a jelly monster after Muriel, whose famous candy made first place.
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Maken-ki!: Poor Kinua. Despite her wealth, upbringing and her beauty... she just can't compete with Azuki's natural athleticism. The the very first chapter establishes the fact by having Kinua lose to her (again), at the end of their duel during the introduction ceremony. And in chapter 10, Azuki outperformed her in gymnastics too.
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In Under the Volcano, Hugh Firmin (in spite of his excellent qualities) finds that his older brother Geoffrey keeps getting in ahead of him doing the things that Hugh aspires to, and, even worse, throwing those accomplishments away: Geoffrey was a decorated (then disgraced) hero in World War I, while Hugh has not managed to see action in the Spanish Civil War; Geoffrey married (and lost) the woman Hugh loves; etc.
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Saturday Night Live once did a commercial parody for "The People's Second Choice Awards". Hosted by Ed McMahon, celebrity presenters included Oates, Tom Wopat (referred to as "the dark haired guy from The Dukes of Hazzard"), etc.
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By 1981 Foreigner scored five Top 10 hits in Billboard, with "Double Vision" hitting #2. Then "Waiting For a Girl Like You" spent an agonizing ten weeks at #2, kept out of the top spot mainly by Olivia Newton-John's "Physical". They finally got to #1 with "I Want To Know What Love Is" in 1984.
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In The Book of Joe, this is how Joe feels in comparison to his older brother Brad especially in their father's eyes- mostly thanks to Brad's sporting prowess. Touchingly subverted when Joe finds out how proud his father was of his literary career.
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The Cincinnati Kid with Lancey Howard's cracking line at the end; "You're good, kid, but as long as I'm around you're second best."
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Yuuya from Super Gals, nicknamed "Second Place", always playing second fiddle to everyone else. He ends up with The Rival and the last episode shows them running around town winning contests...
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Brought as the "replacement" for the crazy joker Kazushige Nozawa, Montel Vontavious Porter proved to be a very formidable force in New Japan, getting shocking victories over several of the world's best wrestlers. Time and again it was made clear that he was still #2 when it came to Nozawa's boss, Satoshi Kojima, though. MVP held no grudges about it.
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Pokémon'
Ash Ketchum has participated in six major league tournaments, and has not managed to win in any of them. His sixth, the Kalos League, plays this trope rather literally, as he finished runner-up there. The only exception was the Orange Island Leagues (a filler arc), which he actually won. Unlike the other cases, this league is anime-exclusive, and is not found in the games.
Finally averted in the Alola League. The result prompts him into Stunned Silence until Gladion confirms Ash did finish in first place.
The first thing that happens after getting back to Pallet Town, Team Rocket manages to set them up in a trap that would have worked had Gary Oak not come in to save everyone. He even points this out to his rival, that his victory didn't mean much if he still fell for Team Rocket's trap. Angry, Ash challenges him to a battle, and Gary's Eevee effortlessly beats Pikachu. On the other hand, Gary is this to Ash when it comes to league results. His best placement is in the Top 16, the same as Ash's worst placement.
May, Dawn and Serena all share the same fate in their respective fields in Pokemon Contests (for May and Dawn) and Showcases (for Serena); like Ash, they go only as far as second place. In their peak positions, May lost to Solidad in the Kanto Grand Festival, Dawn to Zoey in the Sinnoh Grand Festival, and Serena to Aria in the Showcase Master Class.
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In Warhammer, the Empire of Sigmar is the largest and most prestigious human nation in the world and also the most technologically advanced (granted Cathay may be moreso, but we never see them so they don't count). Bretonnia has played second banana to the Empire for most of their shared history and this resentment has led to a long-running national rivalry, the two nations alternating between friend and foe.
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Sayaka Saeki to Touko Nanami in Bloom Into You. Sayaka has always been second in their class, while Touko is first, and Touko ends up becoming Student Council President while having Sayaka as her vice president. Sayaka doesn't resent Touko for it- in fact, she falls in love with her because of that.
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Rivals Series: Yuuri initially felt like this when against Viktor (his ultimate rival), though this is eventually subverted after he beats Viktor at the Winter Olympics and takes the gold medal from him several times after that. No, the trope really applies to everyone else (usually Chris), who are all world-class skaters but are stuck competing for third place because Yuuri and Viktor are so ahead of the rest of the pack. They're only lucky enough to get second at competitions where only one of the two are competing, and first at ones where neither are.
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12 Beast: Eita's biggest source of angst is his big brother Kouki. Eita's incredibly awesome and tends to excel with a little work at whatever he does. Kouki just happens to be a little older and better, and LOVES to use this to torture him. Anytime Eita takes on a sport, Kouki jumps in and does it better, and any time Eita tries to impress a girl Kouki jumps in and uses his awesomeness to seduce that girl for himself.
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Disney's Aladdin. Even before he got the genie, Jafar was Always Second Best in another way; by being beneath the Sultan, who he saw as immature and unfit to rule. The reason he fell for Aladdin's goading so much toward the end might have been because he couldn't stand the thought of still being second-best after all he'd gained.
In Aladdin: The Return of Jafar, the tables were turned. Jafar was delighted enough to make a whole song taunting Genie, "You're Only Second Rate".
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In Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: The Steel 7, Tobia goes to recruit Giri, former Ace Pilot for the Jupiter Empire and his one-time rival, for a mission to stop the Jovians from blasting Earth with a colony laser. Giri refuses at first, but that changes the nanosecond he learns that the Empire's leader is Callisto; back in the Empire's Newtype Corps, Giri always came in second to Callisto, who would smugly rub it in. Thus Giri joins for the chance to ruin Callisto's plans, and takes great pleasure in mocking him over how a supposedly inferior pilot is showing him up.
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Chris Hero has something of an inferiority complex regarding AJ Styles and Bryan Danielson, as he is aware he's usually left out of the conversation when people start arguing which is the best in the world. It got to the point he changed his wrestling style in response to Danielson in Pro Wrestling Guerilla after Bryan had left the promotion.
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In She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, this is ultimately the source of Catra's frustration with her former best friend Adora/She-Ra. Ever since they were children, Catra was seen by many as a nuisance that was holding Adora back from her full potential at worse, and an annoying tag-along at best. Adora leaving the Horde is what it took for others to finally start giving Catra respect and recognition, with her quickly climbing the ranks of command. Despite not really caring much for the Horde, being fully aware of their villain status, the very idea of joining the rebellion and once again finding herself as a sidekick to someone she came to realize had inadvertently contributed to some of the worst parts of her life enrages her enough to start actively desiring Adora's demise from that point forward.
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Part of Matthew Harrison Brady's backstory from Inherit the Wind is that he ran for President of the United States three times. Obviously, he didn't win.
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Elias Goldstein in Shall We Date?: Wizardess Heart struggles to live up to the high standards of his prestigious family, particularly that of his perfectionist older brother Klaus. Klaus tends to be overly critical of Elias's efforts in magic, observing that although Elias is a skilled wizard, he lacks imagination.
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The Ultimates
Tony Stark's older brother Gregory is smarter, more successful, considered more valuable by Fury, and lacks the flaws Tony is ashamed of. Tony starts to get over it when after Gregory turns out to be a rat and successfully outwits him.
Loki, to both Thor and Balder. His envy of this is what ended up driving him to villainy.
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Riki from Little Busters! sees himself as this - not as strong as Masato, as strong-willed as Kengo, or as generally perfect as Kyousuke, or anything really all that special in general. It actually doesn't bother him, though, and he's content to just follow after his friends for his whole life.
Also, Haruka is this for her twin sister, Kanata. Their parents enforced a heavy competition between them as to which would be the heir and which the unnecessary child, and in almost everything Kanata would win. She takes it much worse than Riki, though.
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Amanda Kimmel and Russell Hantz both made it to the final Tribal Council on Survivor twice in a row. And both lost twice. In a row.
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Gray Wing from Dawn of the Clans to his brother Clear Sky. He's the Tribe's second best hunter after Clear Sky, second place in their little brother Jagged Peak's Big Brother Worship, and second place romantically to Clear Sky's mate Bright Stream and second mate Storm. It stems from Gray Wing being a deconstruction of series protagonist Firestar.
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In Ensemble Stars!, this became Akatsuki's role - to be an extremely strong and intimidating idol unit that would never actually directly threaten fine, acting as something of a shield that other units would have to overcome to reach fine. But over time, they come to develop their own identity, and in Quarrel Fest, finally go all out and prove that when they try their absolute hardest (and a few things fall in their favour) they're capable of besting fine, too.
Ritsu struggles with feeling like this as well - his older brother Rei is an exceptionally talented and influential idol, to the point that he was targeted as one of the 'Five Oddballs', the most eccentric but powerful students at school. As a result, Ritsu often feels like people only care about him because of his brother and worries that he'll never be able to match him in talent.
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In South Park this is apparently why Bono is quite an overachiever: To his father, he will always be a "Number Two." Bono IS a number two, thus revealing why he also holds the record for the biggest shit ever taken.
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Warrior Cats:
Tigerstar suffered from this. He claims that he was a great warrior, but as soon as Bluestar discovered Firestar, he was reduced to "a great warrior, just not as good as Firestar".
Ashfur in the second arc, The New Prophecy. He would be the best choice for deputy...if not for Brambleclaw. He could have been StarClan's chosen one... if not for Brambleclaw. He could have had Squirrelflight's affections...if not for Brambleclaw. See the pattern?
Gray Wing from Dawn of the Clans to his brother Clear Sky. He's the Tribe's second best hunter after Clear Sky, second place in their little brother Jagged Peak's Big Brother Worship, and second place romantically to Clear Sky's mate Bright Stream and second mate Storm. It stems from Gray Wing being a deconstruction of series protagonist Firestar.
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Aperture Science to Black Mesa. In Portal 2, you come across several second-place trophies in the 1950s Aperture Science area; it is implied they lost every time to Black Mesa. This is after they've been shown to go out of their way to engage in everything they do in the most ridiculous, inefficient, dangerous, and/or pointless manner possible, so what they succeed at must be rather phenomenal. On the other hand, there is a branch in which Aperture managed to trump Black Mesa: Potato Sciences.
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Variable Geo: When Damian first senses Satomi's latent energy, he has a background check done on her which reveals she used to be undefeated... until she met Yuka. She continued to lose each time they competed, with each loss chipping away at her confidence until she finally stopped trying, out of fear that she'd never be able to defeat Yuka. Damian uses this to The Jahana Group's advantage by playing on her insecurity so she'd enter the VG tournament.
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Subverted in Touhou: Marisa's pretty proud of being second only to Reimu, since it means she's still skilled enough to take on everybody else, even without any special powers of her own.
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Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko: Madoka always ends up being second to Yohko, bet it sports, studies, or starship pilot Yohko is way ahead of her. Its a bit jarring as Yohko spends most of her time being a slacker and still get better grades than her.
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Dex from Mega Man Battle Network, who even has to lie to his little brother Chisao to hide this fact.
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Koujirou Hyuuga from Captain Tsubasa is a very good player, but not good enough to beat Tsubasa. This is played for drama towards the final episodes of the original series, during the third Championship final match, which is all about Hyuuga doing everything possible to at last defeat Tsubasa. In the end, the match ends on a draw and both teams are declared champions.
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Further, in StarCraft II, MarineKingPrime has been in more GSL finals than anyone else (3 out of 5 so far) and has come in 2nd every time.
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Cars: Apparently, Chick Hicks has been "chasing that tail fin" his entire career, always trying to beat The King. He wins the big race, but the fans were so upset at what he did to win the "victory" wasn't worth it.
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Dragonball Z.
It's been the story of Vegeta's life, ever since he met Gok- we mean, "Kakarot". No matter how hard he tries, or how much HARDER he continues to push himself, Goku's power level is always several orders of magnitudes greater. Which endlessly frustrates the Saiyan Prince.
Goku has this dynamic with all his rivals. Yamcha, Krillin, Tien, and Piccolo are always second to Goku even at their strongest, save when Piccolo briefly became the strongest hero after merging with Kami and Vegeta and Trunks also increased their power while he was subdued by the heart virus.
Goten and Trunks have this relationship. Trunks is always a little stronger than Goten because of his age and being trained by his father. Goten isn't bitter about this, just mildly annoyed.
Goten also has a mild case of this with Gohan. When training, he becomes upset at how easily Gohan can beat him.
As of Dragon Ball Super, Goku is always second to Beerus, the strongest being in his universe if you don't count Whis.
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Mega Man:
Dex from Mega Man Battle Network, who even has to lie to his little brother Chisao to hide this fact.
In the classic series, this trope is intergal to Dr. Wily's backstory. Despite winning many awards in robotics, Wily was consistently second place to Dr. Light despite his best efforts. This eventually drives him completely insane, and he becomes obsessed with taking over the world primarily just to prove that he's better than Light.
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In the earlier half of Eyeshield 21, the Deimon Devil Bats managed to beat weak teams like the Cupids or the Chameleons, but lost against strong teams like the White Knights, the Aliens, and at best tied with the Sphinx. (Technically winning because the Sphinx didn't want to fight the Aliens after such a hard battle anyway.) They got better as the series went on, but through out the series, you could never be so sure that they were going to win or not.
Parodied with Saburo Mitsui, kicker for the Hakushu Dinosaurs who always tries to be third best at everything.
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Kingdom Hearts: The main character Sora is implied to have always been outdone by his best friend Riku and admits at the end of the sequel that he sees Riku as the Always Someone Better to himself. This led to some problems in the first game as while the two are good natured about their rivalry at the start, several factors lead Riku to grow more and more antagonistic towards Sora in pursuit of saving their mutual Childhood Friend Kairi which eventually culminates in him taking the Keyblade from Sora because The Dark Side Will Make You Forget has corrupted him to the point that he sees Sora as unworthy and himself as the only one that can do what needs to be done.
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In Hellsing, Walter is this to Alucard. During their final confrontation, Alucard even rubs it in Walter's face by stating that if Anderson couldn't defeat him, then a "brat" like Walter never could. This blatantly implies that Walter wasn't even second best, but third best behind Anderson, who Alucard views as his true rival and Worthy Opponent.
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Roderick Strong eventually developed a mutual respect for Jay Briscoe after Generation Next's attempted takeover of ROH but not for Jay's "baby brother" Mark, who he sees as a hanger on.
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In Juuzaengi, Kakouton and Kakouen found their positions as Sousou's best generals threatened once Kan'u came in the picture and defeated enemies that they cannot defeat.
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