Born Winner
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Basic Information

A Born Winner is a character who is innately more powerful, smarter, and all-around better than the people around him. He did not have to actively work to be as good as he is - he was born this way.

See Also

Because Destiny Says So
Can't Catch Up
Characterization Tropes
Hard Work Hardly Works
Muggles
Puny Earthlings
The Only One

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Game and Story Use

  • Maybe the Born Winners are the descendants of powerful spirits or even gods.
  • If you can come up with some justification for this trope, this might explain why the typical player characters are so much more powerful than most people around them.
  • Conversely, maybe Born Winners exist in a setting, but the PCs aren't among their numbers - and the campaign is centered on trying to take the Born Winners down a notch. This can be very satisfying when done well.
  • The Dragon-Blooded and Sidereals of Exalted fall under this trope. The other Exalted do not - the Solars and Lunars get their Exaltations during their Crowning Moment of Awesome as mortals, while the Abyssals get theirs during their Start Of Darkness.
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