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Would you please share with me what adjective would you suggest describing a winner, a champion, who will win the final battle but will encounter many obstacles, hardships, oppositions, and mockeries?

I was thinking like "battled Champion"? "Scarred Champion"? Something along the lines.

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    It's old-fashioned, but "doughty" means someone who is brave and perseveres through adversity.
    – user888379
    Mar 20, 2019 at 18:39
  • Consider heroic champion. Mar 20, 2019 at 20:14
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    Consider cliché. Practically every "champion" movie you ever see has that exact storyline.
    – Robusto
    Mar 20, 2019 at 20:54
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    Surely this is answered somewhere on TVTropes.com, with a name for every possible slight plot difference. Also, didn't Kurt Vonnegut identify the 6 plot arcs that almost all plots follow?
    – Mitch
    Mar 21, 2019 at 12:37
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    "Man in a Hole" is a label Vonnegut gives to the 'redemption' plot, but it is not a term I've heard before (and so don't expect to have much currency).
    – Mitch
    Mar 21, 2019 at 12:43

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He has finally realized his long-sought dream of becoming champion.

She has finally captured her sought-after championship.

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    I’d argue this better describes the goal than the person achieving it.
    – Lewis
    Mar 20, 2019 at 19:37

He is a " go getting champion" or " an assiduous/ardent achiever" you should better go for the world " achiever " because for such a person success is hard to come by but he's importunate come what may.


I would define them as a Fighter as defined by dictionary.com

a person who fights, struggles, resists, etc.

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