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21st Aug '16 5:10:14 PM thatmadork
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* Tyrion Lannister of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a dwarf, but is more than capable of surviving the occasional scuffle by his own wit and guile, and by holding some passable fighting skills in his own right.

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* Tyrion Lannister of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a dwarf, but is more than capable of surviving the occasional scuffle by his own wit and guile, and by holding some passable fighting skills in his own right. Like many, ''many'' tropes in the series, this gets {{Deconstructed|Trope}}, as he's disfigured in one battle, and nobody ever believes his heroics because they do not believe that someone with his handicap can actually put up a fight.
17th Aug '16 5:00:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Pi Patel from ''LifeOfPi'' is a scrawny, bookish ordinary teenager with no special knowledge beyond having been [[ChekhovsSkill raised by a zookeeper]]...who manages to not only survive a shipwreck and 277 days alone in the Pacific with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a ''tiger'', but also [[spoiler: a crazy cannibal and an island that eats people]].
* Ivan Vorpatril, [[VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan's]] cousin, becomes this in ''A Civil Campaign'' and ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance''. He's an ordinary mid-level officer very happy with his desk job at HQ, thank you very much, and he did not intend to get into any firefights ever. But when dropped into the middle of them, whether [[spoiler: an attempted aggravated assault in a parking garage]] or [[spoiler: a holdup at a... sort of archaeological dig]], he thinks on his feet, holds his own, and could even be said to save the day--maintaining a thorough focus on getting everyone safely home, very much including himself.

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* Pi Patel from ''LifeOfPi'' ''Literature/LifeOfPi'' is a scrawny, bookish ordinary teenager with no special knowledge beyond having been [[ChekhovsSkill raised by a zookeeper]]...who manages to not only survive a shipwreck and 277 days alone in the Pacific with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a ''tiger'', but also [[spoiler: a crazy cannibal and an island that eats people]].
* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Ivan Vorpatril, [[VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan's]] Vorkosigan's cousin, becomes this in ''A Civil Campaign'' and ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance''. He's an ordinary mid-level officer very happy with his desk job at HQ, thank you very much, and he did not intend to get into any firefights ever. But when dropped into the middle of them, whether [[spoiler: an attempted aggravated assault in a parking garage]] or [[spoiler: a holdup at a... sort of archaeological dig]], he thinks on his feet, holds his own, and could even be said to save the day--maintaining a thorough focus on getting everyone safely home, very much including himself.
5th Aug '16 5:10:28 PM Whistleblower
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* The player characters of the ''{{VideoGame/Outlast}}'' series, Miles Upshur, Waylon Park, and Blake Langermann, are all very relatable everymen thrown into awful situations.
* All ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' protagonists, Mike Schmidt, Jeremy Fitzgerald, Fritz Smith, the nameless Night Guard of the third game, and the Child are all completely normal people, hunted down by HostileAnimatronics.
* David and Simon from Team Psykskallar's ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'' and ''VideoGame/CryOfFear'' is just a depressed teenager and a troubled junkie, respectively, thrown into nightmarish, zombie-littered hellscapes resembling their hometowns.
4th Aug '16 1:50:01 PM bionichamster
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* Decumus Scotti, the protagonist of ''[[Literature/TheElderScrollsInUniverseBooks A Dance in Fire]]'' and ''[[Literature/TheElderScrollsInUniverseBooks The Argonian Account]]''. He's just a clerk from the Imperial City who find himself stuck in Valenwood during a war. Over the course of several weeks, he's nearly eaten by a giant tick, narrowly avoids being burned alive by Khajiit several times, is almost eaten by The Wild Hunt and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking is pestered by a poet]]. He comes out of the whole ordeal in surprisingly good shape.
2nd Aug '16 10:27:19 AM DocJamore
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->''"Some are [[BornWinner born]] great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."''

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->''"Some are [[BornWinner born]] great, some achieve [[TheAce achieve]] greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."''
2nd Aug '16 10:14:35 AM DocJamore
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->''"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."''

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->''"Some are born [[BornWinner born]] great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."''
1st Aug '16 4:56:57 AM AdelePotter
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* In ''Film/{{Nerve}}'', our hero is Vee, a shy, perfectly average high school senior who manages to survive increasingly dangerous dares and [[spoiler:fake her own death as part of a scheme to shut the titular game down for good]], all through her determination, resourcefulness, and brains alone.
31st Jul '16 5:48:37 PM Fish1
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* The [[spoiler:surviving]] members of the Japanese taskforce in ''Manga/DeathNote.''

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* The [[spoiler:surviving]] members of the Japanese taskforce and the SPK in ''Manga/DeathNote.''
18th Jul '16 4:48:09 PM tommy1138
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* Most of the Jurassic Park cast, especially Alan Grant.
3rd Jul '16 12:42:54 PM Morgenthaler
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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, and the two [[BreakTheCutie teenaged protagonists]].

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* ''Everyone'' in ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', including [[TheObiWan [[TheMentor 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, and the two [[BreakTheCutie teenaged protagonists]].
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