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1st Dec '16 8:12:53 PM Blazer
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* At the start of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Deku suffers this when not only he finds out about All Might's weak form, but All Might himself tells him to grow up, that being Quirkless means he'll never be a Hero.
25th Nov '16 7:33:25 AM cherrychels
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** Harry's father James. In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', when Harry gets a glimpse into the past, he sees his father as a young man and finds out that he used to be a JerkJock. Sirius and Lupin ''do'' concede James was an idiot, but add that he grew out of it - which, considering that James died in an HeroicSacrifice to try saving Lily and Harry from Voldemort, is true as well.

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** Harry's father James. In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', when Harry gets a glimpse into the past, past via Snape's memories, he sees his father as a young man and finds out that he used to be a JerkJock. JerkJock that bullied Snape. Sirius and Lupin ''do'' concede James was an idiot, idiot but add say that James he grew out of it - -- which, considering that James died in an a HeroicSacrifice trying to try saving save Lily and Harry from Voldemort, is true as well.



** In a similar vein, Cersei Lannister's view of her father Tywin was broken when she found a dead prostitute in his bed. She had always believed her father was above sleeping with prostitutes, and desperately grasps at alternative explanations for her presence.

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** In a similar vein, Cersei Lannister's view of her father Tywin was broken when she found a dead prostitute in his bed. She had always believed her father was above sleeping with prostitutes, and desperately grasps at alternative explanations for to explain why this woman was in her presence.father's bed.



*** He heard wonders about Robert Baratheon from his father, but is somewhat disappointed when he sees he's now an AdiposeRex.
*** The Order of the Night's Watch itself comes as a considerable disappointment to Jon. It takes him quite a while to adapt.
*** A bit with his father too. Although he loves Ned, thinks highly of him and defends him when someone puts his honor in doubt, sometimes he can not help but feel a "little evil voice" that whispers to him that his father ''did'' actually father a bastard out of wedlock. His refuse to ever talk about [[MissingMom his mother]] doesn't help either. Also, after seeing what the Night's Watch was actually like, Jon expresses that he has the feeling that Ned sent him there with full awareness of what transpired in The Wall just to not have to deal with him and make nice with Catelyn.
** Sansa also is shocked to hear criticism of Baelor the Blessed from [[spoiler:her husband Tyrion Lannister]].
* Minor, but present in ''The Mark of Athena'', of the [[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus Heroes of Olympus]] series. Hazel, who looked up to Jason as a fair and capable leader, is enraged when he votes [[spoiler:against rescuing her kidnapped brother Nico]] because he thought his behaviour suspicious. [[spoiler:Everything is soon settled.]]

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*** He heard wonders about Robert Baratheon from his father, father Ned Stark, but is somewhat disappointed when he sees he's now an AdiposeRex.
*** After years of aspiring to join The Order of Night's Watch to become a first ranger like his uncle (as the Night's Watch is seen as a noble calling in the North), the Watch itself comes as a considerable disappointment to Jon. It takes him quite a while to adapt.
*** A bit with his father too. Although he loves Ned, thinks highly of him and defends him when someone puts his honor in doubt, sometimes he can not help but feel a "little evil voice" that whispers to him that his father ''did'' actually father a bastard out of wedlock. His refuse refusal to ever talk reveal anything about [[MissingMom his mother]] doesn't help either. Also, after aspiring to join the Night's Watch but seeing what it is actually like, Jon is disappointed - partially because of his feeling that he believes his father allowed him to join and thinks he must have known what the Night's Watch was actually is like, though it is seen as a noble calling in the North. [[note]]Ned didn't give details about the Night's Watch to Jon expresses because he did not plan for Jon to join it. When Maester Luwin told Ned that he has his brother Benjen (a First Ranger in the feeling that Night's Watch) explained Jon's desire to join the Night's Watch, Ned sent him there was against allowing Jon to go, indicating his hope for different plans for Jon. However, because Ned was caught off guard by King Robert's arrival and immediate summons to be his Hand -- in addition to Catelyn's refusal to be responsible for Jon at Winterfell while Ned was gone -- he had to make hasty plans for all of his children's futures and thus, gave into Jon's wish to take the black, reflecting Jon would rise high there, and allowed Jon to go with full awareness of what transpired in The Wall just to not have to deal with him and make nice with Catelyn.
Benjen.[[/note]]
** Sansa also is shocked to hear criticism of Baelor the Blessed from [[spoiler:her husband Tyrion Lannister]].
* Minor, but present in ''The Mark of Athena'', of the [[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus Heroes of Olympus]] series. Hazel, who looked up to Jason as a fair and capable leader, is enraged when he votes [[spoiler:against rescuing her kidnapped brother Nico]] because he thought his behaviour behavior suspicious. [[spoiler:Everything is soon settled.]]
21st Nov '16 8:34:22 PM Monolaf317
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* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': In "The Wedding Crashers", Clover is so stoked to see a real-live prince at the royal wedding. But upon witnessing that he's actually a cowardly PrinceCharmless, she immediately crosses his type off her boy list.

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* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': In "The Wedding Crashers", Clover is so stoked to see a real-live prince Prince Charlie at the royal wedding. But upon witnessing that he's actually a cowardly PrinceCharmless, she immediately crosses his type off her dream boy wish list.
21st Nov '16 8:29:54 PM Monolaf317
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* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': In "The Wedding Crashers", Clover is so stoked to see a real-live prince at the royal wedding. But upon witnessing that he's actually a cowardly PrinceCharmless, she immediately crosses his type off her boy list.
16th Nov '16 1:14:29 AM kazokuhouou
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* Parodied in ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries'': Starlight Glimmer's StartOfDarkness was when her cute childhood friend, whom she was convinced was going to be hot when he was older, moved away. [[spoiler: She finds out from Twilight that he was at best a '7 out of 10' and that was ''before'' he contracted herpes.]] She's very disappointed and loses all interest in him and continuing to be evil.
13th Nov '16 11:06:46 AM DustSnitch
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* In ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'', Toph admires June, the bounty hunter, when they first met for being a {{Badass}}, but gradually becomes disillusioned when she finds out that June is OnlyInItForTheMoney. However, this is tempered when Toph realizes that she'd held June to a standard she couldn't possibly meet, and when June, [[EveryoneHasStandards realizing the Gaang wasn't kidding about the fate of the world hanging in the balance, goes into overdrive to find Aang]]. This parallels Katara's disillusionment with Aang, as in this fic, she placed him on a pedestal for being the Avatar, only to be disappointed in him when he (supposedly) ran away before the GrandFinale, and when he didn't kill Ozai.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'', Toph admires June, the bounty hunter, when they first met for being a {{Badass}}, badass, but gradually becomes disillusioned when she finds out that June is OnlyInItForTheMoney. However, this is tempered when Toph realizes that she'd held June to a standard she couldn't possibly meet, and when June, [[EveryoneHasStandards realizing the Gaang wasn't kidding about the fate of the world hanging in the balance, goes into overdrive to find Aang]]. This parallels Katara's disillusionment with Aang, as in this fic, she placed him on a pedestal for being the Avatar, only to be disappointed in him when he (supposedly) ran away before the GrandFinale, and when he didn't kill Ozai.



** She starts off as a [[BadAss Paladin with Dual Wield already mastered AND she has two swords]] equipped from the get go, along with great stats.

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** She starts off as a [[BadAss Paladin with Dual Wield already mastered AND she has two swords]] swords equipped from the get go, along with great stats.
8th Nov '16 12:40:25 PM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/{Spacetrawler}'': Rickshaw Boans, founder of Interplanet Amity, is a huge inspiration to Krep. When Rickshaw returns from parts unknown, he's even more zealous than he used to be, while Krep has undergone CharacterDevelopment and is no longer so gung-ho about Rickshaw's "shoot first, ask questions later, and take no prisoners" approach.



* In ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', [[GenderBender Catherine]] [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Grayson]] looked up to Yumiko because the latter was the type of person the former desired to be and befriended her [[spoiler:until she took a part of Alduin's soul. Even though Catherine stole Tomes and resurrected the dead, [[EveryoneHasStandards she was horrified by the actions]], callng Yumiko out in a WhatTheHellHero speech.]]

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* In ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', [[GenderBender Catherine]] [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Grayson]] looked up to Yumiko because the latter was the type of person the former desired to be and befriended her [[spoiler:until she took a part of Alduin's soul. Even though Catherine stole Tomes and resurrected the dead, [[EveryoneHasStandards she was horrified by the actions]], callng calling Yumiko out in a WhatTheHellHero speech.]]



* At the beginning of ''WebCreator/SilverQuill'''s review of the ''Bravestarr'' episode "Fallen Idol," he is looking at all of the news footage centred around the ''Person/BillCosby'' rape case, then talks about how Cosby was someone he looked up to when he was a kid and is pretty upset about hearing about this.

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* At the beginning of ''WebCreator/SilverQuill'''s review of the ''Bravestarr'' episode "Fallen Idol," he is looking at all of the news footage centred centered around the ''Person/BillCosby'' rape case, then talks about how Cosby was someone he looked up to when he was a kid and is pretty upset about hearing about this.
3rd Nov '16 11:08:49 AM Selina57
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndScrappyDoo'': Shaggy, Scrappy, and Scooby are all horrified when they believe their favorite comic book character has come to life and is acting like a villain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndScrappyDoo'': Shaggy, Scrappy, and Scooby are all horrified when they believe their favorite comic book character has come to life and is acting like a villain. [[spoiler: Of course, [[ScoobyDooHoax it's just a hoax perpetuated by an assistant to the creator of that character]]. The assistant wanted to create his own comic book character because he no longer wanted to be an unknown assistant.]]
29th Oct '16 6:19:56 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/MurderInTheFirst'': Police captain [[spoiler: Ernie Knubbins]], whom Terry had respected and looked up to, is revealed to be the "head man" of the corrupt police group called the Union.
29th Oct '16 1:34:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GuildWars Nightfall'', [[spoiler:Varesh Osha]] is seen by many as an ideal ruler of [[spoiler:her]] nation. [[spoiler:Turns out she's a batshit insane worshipper of the resident EldritchAbomination.]]

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* In ''GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars Nightfall'', [[spoiler:Varesh Osha]] is seen by many as an ideal ruler of [[spoiler:her]] nation. [[spoiler:Turns out she's a batshit insane worshipper of the resident EldritchAbomination.]]
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