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19th Apr '18 3:42:10 AM Tyk5919
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* None of the protagonists from ''Literature/SmirvlaksStone'' are fighters, and they spend most of their time relying on guerilla tactics or simply running away from danger as opposed to facing it. Even Stilyk, who is the most physically fit and the only one with a weapon, confesses that the only reason why he's not dead yet is because he's a CombatPragmatist.


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* The entire cast of ''Literature/TheCityOfNever'' consists of regular, average human beings living in a small town and trying to survive as they're tormented by horrible, unorthodox abominations.
17th Apr '18 7:36:55 AM MasterFuzzy
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* [[BadassNormal Wedge Antilles]] from ''Franchise/StarWars''; despite lacking the Force, PlotArmor, or even a military background, this lone pilot saves Luke's life in the [[Film/ANewHope original film]], survives the battle of Hoth and was the only pilot to successfully take out an AT-AT in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' became the only man to survive both Death Star attacks, earning him EnsembleDarkHorse status in fandom.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' - A fair number of The Doctor's many companions can be characterised as Action Survivors, normal folk catapulted into the Doctor's dangerous life.
** It caused Rose, Jackie, Martha, Mickey and Captain Jack (who was a combo of CowardlyLion and LoverNotAFighter when he met the Doctor), to take ''serious'' levels in badass. Captain Jack is an Immortal ActionHero, like a James Bond for the 51st century, Martha and Mickey are freelance Alien hunters and Rose and Jackie were last seen wielding a {{BFG}} each.
** Both Rory and Amy have taken this even further. The Last Centurion and the head of Area 52.
** This also goes for most members of Series/{{Torchwood}}, particularly Gwen and Tosh (Owen mainly TookALevelInJerkass, but when you know his back story, he goes to extreme JerkassWoobie territory, and he is pretty badass). Both are at first shell shocked at the sight of gunfire. Then they...learn to cope with it.
** Compared to the other Doctors, the Fifth Doctor can be seen as this

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' - A fair number of The Doctor's many companions can be characterised as Action Survivors, normal folk catapulted into the Doctor's dangerous life.
life, though it should be noted that most are a cut above the ordinary anyway, otherwise they wouldn't have been invited.
** It caused Rose, Jackie, Martha, Mickey and Captain Jack (who was a combo of CowardlyLion and LoverNotAFighter when he met the Doctor), causes most companions who stick around for long enough to [[TookALevelInBadass take ''serious'' levels a level in badass. badass]]. Captain Jack is an Immortal immortal ActionHero, like a James Bond for the 51st century, Martha and Mickey are freelance Alien alien hunters and Rose and Jackie were last seen wielding a {{BFG}} each.
** Both Rory and
each, Amy have taken this even further. The Last Centurion and became the head of Area 52.
52 in another timeline, Rory became a MemeticBadass, Zoe Heriot matured into an ActionGirl and Sarah Jane led her own team. And Ace, well...she basically ''invented'' the CrowningMomentOfAwesome by hitting a Dalek with a baseball bat.[[note]] This is NotHyperbole, by the way.[[/note]]
** This also goes for most members of Series/{{Torchwood}}, particularly Gwen and Tosh (Owen mainly TookALevelInJerkass, but when you know his back story, he goes to extreme JerkassWoobie territory, and he is pretty badass). Both are at first shell shocked shellshocked at the sight of gunfire. Then they...learn to cope with it.
** Compared to the other Doctors, the Fifth Doctor can be seen as thisthis, as he was more pacifistic than many of his other incarnations.
19th Mar '18 2:52:07 PM gb00393
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** Tyrion is not really trained for combat but nonetheless participated in a number of battles.
18th Mar '18 1:40:02 PM Irthe1981
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* ''WebVideo/LeftPOORDead'': Reginald and Tippy have certain elements of this
1st Mar '18 4:19:33 PM danlansdowne
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** A Jacobite first encountered after the Battle of Culloden, Second Doctor companion Jamie McCrimmon was already this.

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** A Jacobite first encountered after the Battle of Culloden, Second Doctor companion Jamie McCrimmon [=McCrimmon=] was already this.
1st Mar '18 4:18:54 PM danlansdowne
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** A Jacobite first encountered after the Battle of Culloden, Second Doctor companion Jamie McCrimmon was already this.
27th Feb '18 9:47:12 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if your character is female then they are this trope, as she is a law graduate with zero combat experience who nevertheless handles herself just as well as her war veteran husband.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if your character is female then they Most of the {{Player Character}}s are this trope, as she is with two vault dwellers in the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}} first]] and [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} third]] games, a tribal kid in the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} second]], and a law graduate with zero combat experience who nevertheless handles herself just as well as her war veteran husband.husband in the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}} fourth]]. ''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}'' is the only one where a PlayerCharacter has any semblance of Wasteland survival and that is what has kept them alive for all the time up to the game.
10th Feb '18 5:27:32 PM VulgarBee
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* Bulma from ''Franchise/DragonBall'' is nowhere near capable of fighting alongside her empowered friends and family, but she's still usually going right alongside them for adventures and is generally able to survive everything with minimal or no injuries.



* Hercule/Mr. Satan of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''[[Anime/DragonBallGT GT]]''. He and his dog are the only survivors of an otherwise 100% genocide on normal humans in the Buu Saga and complete mind control of humanity in GT. All because he had the sense and decency to befriend Buu.

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* Hercule/Mr. Satan of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''[[Anime/DragonBallGT GT]]''.''Franchise/DragonBall''. He and his dog are the only survivors of an otherwise 100% genocide on normal humans in the Buu Saga and complete mind control of humanity in GT. All because he had the sense and decency to befriend Buu.Buu.
** There’s also [[TheChick Bulma]]. She is nowhere near capable of fighting alongside her empowered friends and family, but she's still usually going right alongside them for adventures and is generally able to survive everything with minimal or no injuries.
10th Feb '18 5:24:57 PM VulgarBee
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* Bulma from ''Franchise/DragonBall'' is nowhere near capable of fighting alongside her empowered friends and family, but she's still usually going right alongside them for adventures and is generally able to survive everything with minimal or no injuries.
1st Feb '18 11:36:48 AM AdelePotter
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* Starr, the main character of ''Literature/TheHateUGive'', is an example that's played for tragedy. She's a very ordinary sixteen year old who's ''forced'' to be strong because of her unusual circumstances -- namely, being the sole witness to a cop murdering her friend, and then being caught in the middle of the media coverage, protest, and political uproar that follows. A lot of the narrative focuses on how the experience has left Starr with awful PTSD, and how she'll never be quite the same because of this.
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