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6th Jun '16 5:04:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/JulesVerne had a similar style to H. G. Wells, with ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' and ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' both featuring an Action Survivor narrator who does little other than recount the story while others engage in the actual action.

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* Creator/JulesVerne had a similar style to H. G. Wells, with ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' and ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' both featuring an Action Survivor narrator who does little other than recount the story while others engage in the actual action.
30th May '16 5:20:20 PM Someoneman
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* Rokuro "Rock" Okajima from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Goes from everyday {{Salaryman}}hood to surviving multiple gunfights, kidnappings, car chases, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome boat chases]], and the list just goes on.

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* Rokuro "Rock" Okajima from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Goes from everyday {{Salaryman}}hood to surviving multiple gunfights, kidnappings, car chases, [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome boat chases]], chases, and the list just goes on.



* The ''main cast'' of ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. None of them, except [[BadAssLongcoat Otcho]], are particularly strong, fast, or badass, and they're all up against a BigBad trying to take over the world with the help of a brainwashed cult. Admittedly, they do [[TookALevelInBadAss level up]] over the course of the story (especially [[spoiler: [[CrazyAwesome Kenji]]]]).

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* The ''main cast'' of ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. None of them, except [[BadAssLongcoat Otcho]], are particularly strong, fast, or badass, and they're all up against a BigBad trying to take over the world with the help of a brainwashed cult. Admittedly, they do [[TookALevelInBadAss level up]] over the course of the story (especially [[spoiler: [[CrazyAwesome Kenji]]]]).Kenji]]).



* ''Everyone'' in ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', including [[TheObiWan a wizened priest]], [[WitchDoctor a toothless old woman]], a pregnant woman, a woman [[HeroicBSOD so broken in the brain-pan]] she is incapable of caring for her own child (yet still gets a CrowningMomentOfAwesome), and the two [[BreakTheCutie teenaged protagonists]].

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* ''Everyone'' in ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', including [[TheObiWan a wizened priest]], [[WitchDoctor a toothless old woman]], a pregnant woman, a woman [[HeroicBSOD so broken in the brain-pan]] she is incapable of caring for her own child (yet still gets a CrowningMomentOfAwesome), child, and the two [[BreakTheCutie teenaged protagonists]].



* While the growth of Bulk and Skull of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' is mostly in terms of character, we do get occasional scenes of them fighting monsters when they absolutely have to, in a couple of occasions actually saving the Power Rangers, and in their [[Awesome/PowerRangersInSpace Crowning Moment of Awesome]], [[spoiler: standing up against Astronema to buy the Rangers more time, and leading the charge against the armies of evil]].

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* While the growth of Bulk and Skull of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' is mostly in terms of character, we do get occasional scenes of them fighting monsters when they absolutely have to, in a couple of occasions actually saving the Power Rangers, and in their [[Awesome/PowerRangersInSpace Crowning Moment of Awesome]], [[spoiler: standing up against Astronema to buy the Rangers more time, and leading the charge against the armies of evil]].
20th May '16 1:02:30 AM TheGreenHerring
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* A number of Hitchcock's heroes fall into this, but especially Roger O Thornhill, in ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.

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* A number of Hitchcock's heroes fall into this, but especially Roger O Thornhill, Thornhill in ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', a New York advertising exec. One poorly-timed summon at a restaurant and he's thrust into a life-threatening conspiracy involving ColdWar espionage.
8th May '16 11:47:59 PM erforce
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* John Connor lives and breathes this trope throughout ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''. As the future savior of humankind, John is too important to be sent out on missions or otherwise put in the line of fire. Instead, Terminators actively seek him out, with his allies constantly fighting to keep him safe. The few times he has had to go up against a Terminator alone, he demonstrates remarkable cunning, ingenuity, insight and downright sheer {{badass}}ery.

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* John Connor lives and breathes this trope throughout ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''.''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. As the future savior of humankind, John is too important to be sent out on missions or otherwise put in the line of fire. Instead, Terminators actively seek him out, with his allies constantly fighting to keep him safe. The few times he has had to go up against a Terminator alone, he demonstrates remarkable cunning, ingenuity, insight and downright sheer {{badass}}ery.
18th Apr '16 3:41:43 PM aye_amber
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* Rokuro "Rock" Okajima from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Goes from everyday {{Salaryman}}hood to surviving multiple gunfights, kidnappings, car chases, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome boat chases]], and the list just goes on.

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* Rokuro "Rock" Okajima from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Goes from everyday {{Salaryman}}hood to surviving multiple gunfights, kidnappings, car chases, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome boat chases]], and the list just goes on.
13th Apr '16 6:52:31 PM missmoon
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* ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'' deconstructed the trope in reference to the spate of mass shooting and debate over concealed weapons laws. [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/xqleli/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-jordan-klepper--good-guy-with-a-gun-pt--1 Jordan Klepper]] [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/w2bq3a/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-jordan-klepper--good-guy-with-a-gun-pt--2 gets an open carry permit]] in order to test the NRA's assertion that "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." He finds that he has to spend only 8 hours training to qualify for the permit, and in a training scenario, Jordan accidentally "shoots" a teenaged bystander, [[EpicFail before being "shot" by both the active shooters]] ''[[EpicFail and]]'' [[EpicFail the policemen arriving at the scene]]. He decides that [[MundaneSolution it's just simpler to stop the "bad guy" from getting guns in the first place, instead of hoping that a "good guy" intervenes]].
2nd Apr '16 2:13:43 AM SavoryMaggotEggs
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* Jason Brody from ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', being an exceptional student, very sociable, taking a liking to extreme sports and no combat experience of any kind. A charismatic drifter, never got one definitive job.

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* Jason Brody from ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' fits the trope to a T, being an exceptional student, very sociable, taking a liking to extreme sports and - no combat experience of any kind. A charismatic drifter, never got one definitive job.As the game progresses, he transforms into an ActionHero, but to his friends, looks more like a BloodKnight.
1st Apr '16 10:54:13 AM SavoryMaggotEggs
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* Jason Brody from ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', being an exceptional student, very sociable, taking a liking to extreme sports and no combat experience of any kind. A charismatic drifter, never got one definitive job.
31st Mar '16 8:04:44 PM JusticeReaper
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* ''FanFic/{{Swordsmen}}'': Atsuko, a photojournalist by profession, has learned enough necessary skills to be able to take care of herself. In fact, during her very first assignment as a war correspondent, she'd been taken captive by enemy forces, necessitating Kenshin to save her; however, she wound up saving him despite having taken a bayonet to the leg, by grabbing a soldier's shotgun and killing three combatants.
28th Mar '16 7:23:27 PM GopherBroke
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* Almost all of {{Creator/Junji Ito}}'s protagonists are action survivors, since they're just normal people thrust into abnormal circumstaces by random chance. Of course, how long they survive can vary greatly from one story to another.
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