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27th Sep '16 4:42:35 AM isoycrazy
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]", the pegasi from the stands who rushed in to help avert catastrophe via giant spiked ice-cloud, at least from the perspective of the ponies sitting next to them, unable to do anything. Imagine you're at a sporting event and something horrible happens on the field/track and the guy next to you immediately runs down to help while you feel comparatively useless, then multiply that feeling by the Olympics.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]", the pegasi from the stands who rushed in to help avert catastrophe via giant spiked ice-cloud, ice-cloud that was falling upon the crowded stadium, at least from the perspective of the ponies sitting next to them, unable to do anything.anything as an anti-magical spell is placed on every single alicorn and unicorn to prevent them from using magic to cheat in the games. Imagine you're at a sporting event and something horrible happens on the field/track and the guy next to you immediately runs down to help while you feel comparatively useless, then multiply that feeling by the Olympics.
24th Sep '16 4:16:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Every {{Hunter|TheReckoning}} started out as one of these, it's their willingness to be so that persuades their mysterious patrons to [[TookALevelInBadass give them a level or two in Badass.]]

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* Every {{Hunter|TheReckoning}} TabletopGame/{{Hunter|TheReckoning}} started out as one of these, it's their willingness to be so that persuades their mysterious patrons to [[TookALevelInBadass give them a level or two in Badass.]]
7th Sep '16 8:12:40 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MegCabot's ''AllAmericanGirl'' examines this from the point of view of the bystander. She just happens to be present at the scene of an attempted presidential assassination, and tackles the assassin, injuring herself in the process. She does nothing else heroic or extraordinary over the course of the book, and does not view herself as a hero, but the resultant fame changes her life in a variety of ways, good and bad.

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* Creator/MegCabot's ''AllAmericanGirl'' ''Literature/AllAmericanGirl'' examines this from the point of view of the bystander. She just happens to be present at the scene of an attempted presidential assassination, and tackles the assassin, injuring herself in the process. She does nothing else heroic or extraordinary over the course of the book, and does not view herself as a hero, but the resultant fame changes her life in a variety of ways, good and bad.
7th Sep '16 8:12:30 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MegCabot's ''American Girl'' examines this from the point of view of the bystander. She just happens to be present at the scene of an attempted presidential assassination, and tackles the assassin, injuring herself in the process. She does nothing else heroic or extraordinary over the course of the book, and does not view herself as a hero, but the resultant fame changes her life in a variety of ways, good and bad.

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* Creator/MegCabot's ''American Girl'' ''AllAmericanGirl'' examines this from the point of view of the bystander. She just happens to be present at the scene of an attempted presidential assassination, and tackles the assassin, injuring herself in the process. She does nothing else heroic or extraordinary over the course of the book, and does not view herself as a hero, but the resultant fame changes her life in a variety of ways, good and bad.
7th Sep '16 7:26:52 PM tyrekecorrea
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* The citizens of Angel Grove become this in the finale of ''Series/PowerRangersinSpace''. Firstly, when Astronema holds the Earth hostage, she demands that the Rangers step forth or she will start killing people. The citizens then proceed to re-enact the IAmSpartacus scene. Then when the Rangers appear and morph in plain view of the citizens, Bulk and Skull of all people, lead them in a charge against the Quantrons. After six years of monster attacks, it was clear the people of Angel Grove decided enough was enough.

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* The citizens of Angel Grove become this in the finale of ''Series/PowerRangersinSpace''.''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''. Firstly, when Astronema holds the Earth hostage, she demands that the Rangers step forth or she will start killing people. The citizens then proceed to re-enact the IAmSpartacus scene. Then when the Rangers appear and morph in plain view of the citizens, Bulk and Skull of all people, lead them in a charge against the Quantrons. After six years of monster attacks, it was clear the people of Angel Grove decided enough was enough.
21st Aug '16 10:35:33 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8693 this woman]], who was quickly dubbed Crossbow Lady on the forums, pulls an epic ShutUpHannibal on PyroManiac Maki with a crossbow bolt to the shoulder. Even better is that her hands are visibly shaking, meaning that despite being scared she's still doing it, and she appears to be a [[MixedAncestry mix blood]], a group that's [[FantasticRacism looked down on in story]].
** Also [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10429 this chef]] who responds to Kiel's [[TrampledUnderfoot threat to flatten the place]] with her [[{{Kaiju}} turtle summon]] if they don't get any food like any jaded service worker and tells her to get in line or get out.

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'':
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[[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8693 this This woman]], who was quickly dubbed Crossbow Lady on the forums, pulls an epic ShutUpHannibal on PyroManiac Maki with a crossbow bolt to the shoulder. Even better is that her hands are visibly shaking, meaning that despite being scared she's still doing it, and she appears to be a [[MixedAncestry mix blood]], a group that's [[FantasticRacism looked down on in story]].
** Also [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10429 this This chef]] who responds to Kiel's [[TrampledUnderfoot threat to flatten the place]] with her [[{{Kaiju}} turtle summon]] if they don't get any food like any jaded service worker and tells her to get in line or get out.
19th Aug '16 12:50:14 PM BoyNinja
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* In ''Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened'' has a Wild Feraligatr commanding many Pokemon to defend their home from the invading Genesects. Notably, though, is how this Feraligatr did ''more'' than the main trio did as they were just standing around and repeatedly trying to get to Red Genesect and [[FanNickname FemTwo]] when in the end they both realized their error of their ways...by themselves.
5th Aug '16 10:16:28 AM nerfedtroll
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* In the cinematic trailer for ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', while the heroes and villains are fighting over [[MacGuffin Doomfist's Gauntlet]], he takes the gauntlet himself and [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom punches Widowmaker across the exhibit hall]].

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* In the cinematic trailer for ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', while the heroes and villains are fighting over [[MacGuffin Doomfist's Gauntlet]], he The older kid takes the gauntlet himself and [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom punches Widowmaker across the exhibit hall]].
30th Jul '16 4:43:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}} Supers'' mentions these as one possible way of saving the heroes if the villain is getting the upper hand, pointing out that to avoid stealing the heroes' thunder it's better not to let the bystander beat the villain on their own, but rather contribute just enough to turn the tide.

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* ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Supers'' mentions these as one possible way of saving the heroes if the villain is getting the upper hand, pointing out that to avoid stealing the heroes' thunder it's better not to let the bystander beat the villain on their own, but rather contribute just enough to turn the tide.



* By definition, [[WorldOfBadass EVERYONE]] in second-edition's version of DarkSun that isn't a specific monster or named NPC falls into this category. To whit: in all other campaign settings, average [=NPCs=] had no level and anything done to them was "critical fail or total success." In Athas, a world where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou is as literal as possible, the ''average'' person on the street is a level 3 Fighter. Later editions toned this down rules-wise, but it's still generally accepted that, with levels and such being a "relative" thing, everyone walking the blasted desert of a planet is functionally tougher than anyone from any other D&D world.
* A prefab scenario for having the team meet in ''Tabletop/Shadowrun'' involves the player characters being this when thugs attack a convenience store they are patronising, looking for another patron.

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* By definition, [[WorldOfBadass EVERYONE]] in second-edition's version of DarkSun TabletopGame/DarkSun that isn't a specific monster or named NPC falls into this category. To whit: in all other campaign settings, average [=NPCs=] had no level and anything done to them was "critical fail or total success." In Athas, a world where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou is as literal as possible, the ''average'' person on the street is a level 3 Fighter. Later editions toned this down rules-wise, but it's still generally accepted that, with levels and such being a "relative" thing, everyone walking the blasted desert of a planet is functionally tougher than anyone from any other D&D world.
* A prefab scenario for having the team meet in ''Tabletop/Shadowrun'' ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' involves the player characters being this when thugs attack a convenience store they are patronising, looking for another patron.
26th Jul '16 10:18:57 PM Karxrida
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* The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Wastelanders]] in ''Jak3Wastelander'' qualify, as not only will they shoot at you if you hit them, but when Spargus is overrun by Dark Makers, they fight back.

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* The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Wastelanders]] in ''Jak3Wastelander'' ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' qualify, as not only will they shoot at you if you hit them, but when Spargus is overrun by Dark Makers, they fight back.
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