The "Git Gud" Fallacy is when a clearly unfair scenario is written off as nothing more than a skill-gap. The fallacy takes place in cases where an individual is naturally better off (meaning they didn't work to be better off with skill or effort) than the person they're facing up against.
Individuals (A) and (B) aren't capable of having an income and have $0.00 to their name. Somehow, they become contenders in a yacht-buying contest:
Individual (A) receives no money to buy yachts, but the individual (B) receives 1-billion dollars - no strings attached - to spend on the contest...
Who will have to exert more effort to win: Person (A) with no money, or person (B) with 1-billion dollars?
If you think this sounds unfair, then that's the point.
Now, if someone were to say something like, "Well, person (A) should have made better financial decisions so they could beat person (B)," or "Person (A) should've done this, that, or the other thing," that someone would not only be victim blaming
, but they would be ignoring the clearly unfair situation and essentially telling the unfortunate person to "GiT GuD
," rather than acknowledging that the match-up was never fair in the first place.
"That character is so OP
"Nah, you just have to learn to fight against them. They're a noob
"If it takes THAT much more effort and skill to learn to fight against THEM SPECIFICALLY, and no other character takes that much concentration to counter, then don't you think they're just OP?
"Bruhhh, lol... just git gud."
"Don't fall for the Git Gud Fallacy..."
(Oh, and not to get too philosophical, but that gif below is a good example of this fallacy because Spongebob is ironically flexing "git gud" into the muscles he didn't work for.)