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16th Feb '17 9:38:28 AM luiginumber3
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* Danny manages to turn himself back to normal in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' during the GrandFinale, choosing to do so to protect his loved ones (and because another team of Ghost Hunters are doing his job better then he is). At first, he enjoys having his normal life back and not have to worry about the pressures he was under as a hero until Sam [[WhatTheHellHero got on him for giving up the rare opportunity to do good]] (also she secretly misses Danny's ghost identity), which makes him start regretting his choice and eventually realizes he doesn't like the normal route. That plus a giant asteroid heads to Earth, capable of destroying it. With the aid of his enemies, Danny gets his powers back and saves the day.

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* Danny manages to turn himself back to normal in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' during the GrandFinale, choosing to do so to protect his loved ones (and because another team of Ghost Hunters ghost hunters are doing his job better then he is). At first, he enjoys having his normal life back and not have having to worry about the pressures he was under as a hero until Sam [[WhatTheHellHero got on him for giving up the rare opportunity to do good]] (also she (and secretly misses missed Danny's ghost identity), which makes him start regretting his choice and eventually realizes he doesn't like the normal route.his now-normal life. That plus a giant asteroid heads to Earth, capable of destroying it. With the aid of his enemies, Danny gets his powers back and saves the day.



* In the first season finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheMummy'', Alex finally gets the Manacle of Osiris off, only to have to put it back on to save Artif Bay and ends up destroying the scrolls that could remove it to prevent them from falling into Imhotep's hands.

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* In the first season finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheMummy'', Alex finally gets the Manacle of Osiris off, off only to have to put it back on to save Artif Bay Ardeth Bay, and ends up destroying the scrolls that could remove it to prevent them from falling into Imhotep's hands.
12th Dec '16 3:30:32 PM margdean56
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* [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]]'s ex-girlfriend, Frances Kane, who had magnetic powers, wanted to be normal and decided not to use her powers ever again. Cue a bomb being activated and her powers being the only that could save everyone. Unfortunately, since using her powers also causes her to revert to a [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity psychotically evil]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide mentality]] (which, come to think of it, explains wanting to be normal), this was also a case of ChronicVillainy.

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* [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]]'s ex-girlfriend, Frances Kane, who had magnetic powers, wanted to be normal and decided not to use her powers ever again. Cue a bomb being activated and her powers being the only thing that could save everyone. Unfortunately, since using her powers also causes her to revert to a [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity psychotically evil]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide mentality]] (which, come to think of it, explains wanting to be normal), this was also a case of ChronicVillainy.



* At the start of the New Power saga of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' the titular heroines are {{Depowered}} to make space for the titular power up, and Cornelia, not knowing what's happening, [[IJustWantToBeNormal is really happy of having the chance at a normal life]]. She is downright furious when she gets the power up, and only stays because she's responsible enough to use her powers for good now that she has them again.

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* At the start of the New Power saga of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' the titular heroines are {{Depowered}} to make space for the titular power up, and Cornelia, not knowing what's happening, [[IJustWantToBeNormal is really happy of about having the chance at a normal life]]. She is downright furious when she gets the power up, and only stays because she's responsible enough to use her powers for good now that she has them again.
11th Dec '16 9:29:45 AM Doug86
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* [[TheFlash Wally West]]'s ex-girlfriend, Frances Kane, who had magnetic powers, wanted to be normal and decided not to use her powers ever again. Cue a bomb being activated and her powers being the only that could save everyone. Unfortunately, since using her powers also causes her to revert to a [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity psychotically evil]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide mentality]] (which, come to think of it, explains wanting to be normal), this was also a case of ChronicVillainy.

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* [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West]]'s ex-girlfriend, Frances Kane, who had magnetic powers, wanted to be normal and decided not to use her powers ever again. Cue a bomb being activated and her powers being the only that could save everyone. Unfortunately, since using her powers also causes her to revert to a [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity psychotically evil]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide mentality]] (which, come to think of it, explains wanting to be normal), this was also a case of ChronicVillainy.



* In the last big pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} StoryArc for ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'', Hal Jordan decided that being GL had ruined his life, and resigned. For about a year, John Stewart wore the ring, but Hal's journey to Find Himself got as much panel time as John's costumed adventures. Ultimately, Hal realized that [[strike: he was a directionless, unmotivated loser without the twin crutches of the Ring and the Corps]] being Comicbook/GreenLantern was his [[BecauseDestinySaysSo one, true destiny]].

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* In the last big pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} StoryArc for ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'', ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', Hal Jordan decided that being GL had ruined his life, and resigned. For about a year, John Stewart wore the ring, but Hal's journey to Find Himself got as much panel time as John's costumed adventures. Ultimately, Hal realized that [[strike: he was a directionless, unmotivated loser without the twin crutches of the Ring and the Corps]] being Comicbook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern was his [[BecauseDestinySaysSo one, true destiny]].
16th Aug '16 5:39:32 AM Dravencour
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-->-- ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

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-->-- '''Ichigo Kurosaki''', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
6th Jun '16 4:06:54 AM Doug86
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* In the film of ''Film/PrinceCaspian'', Edmund Pevensie is suffering from this. He had just spent twenty years as a king in Narnia...only to be thrown back into elementary school in the middle of WorldWarII.

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* In the film of ''Film/PrinceCaspian'', Edmund Pevensie is suffering from this. He had just spent twenty years as a king in Narnia...only to be thrown back into elementary school in the middle of WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
5th Jun '16 11:44:45 AM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/{{K}}'', Saruhiko Fushimi is accused of this - hopping between Clans because he doesn't want to commit to a King, but at the same time, he doesn't want to give up the power that comes with being a King's vassal. [[spoiler: Of course, his King said this in the middle of a fake fight that they had planned, to show Saruhiko quitting the Blue Clan before he goes into the Green Clan undercover. So yes, he is loyal.]]
25th Apr '16 6:57:26 PM Scorpio3002
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** When Tobias is given the ability to morph again, he's also sent back in time to absorb the DNA of his past-self. This gives him a choice: he can remain a hawk, but be able to morph again, or he could, at any time, choose to morph into his human body permanently, and once again lose the ability to morph. It is ultimately a choice between being a fully-functioning Animorph again or a normal kid again, and he chooses the former.
5th Apr '16 1:28:27 PM Willbyr
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* This happens to Berserker Orson in the ''RecordOfLodossWar'' TV series. Naturally, he has to become a berserker again in order to save his partner Sheris.
* [[spoiler: Asuna]] of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has an odd case of this. Long story short, she's a princess from a magical world who became a normal schoolgirl at great effort, and is in the process of losing that normality because she hadn't factored in her own behavior post LaserGuidedAmnesia, and is therefore running headlong into what she ran from ten years before.

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* This happens to Berserker Orson in the ''RecordOfLodossWar'' ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' TV series. Naturally, he has to become a berserker again in order to save his partner Sheris.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
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[[spoiler: Asuna]] of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has an odd case of this. Long story short, she's a princess from a magical world who became a normal schoolgirl at great effort, and is in the process of losing that normality because she hadn't factored in her own behavior post LaserGuidedAmnesia, and is therefore running headlong into what she ran from ten years before.



* At the start of the second season of ''CodeGeass'', Lelouch has lost his memories of his mother and sister, and of having been the terrorist leader Zero ([[spoiler:all thanks to the Emperor's memory-altering Geass]]) and is back at Ashford, acting much like he did at the start of the series. Even though the choice is pretty much taken out of his hands by C.C. restoring his memories, it's shown that he's still dissatisfied with the current state of affairs and apparently only lacked the motivation to return to his old life.

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* At the start of the second season of ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch has lost his memories of his mother and sister, and of having been the terrorist leader Zero ([[spoiler:all thanks to the Emperor's memory-altering Geass]]) and is back at Ashford, acting much like he did at the start of the series. Even though the choice is pretty much taken out of his hands by C.C. restoring his memories, it's shown that he's still dissatisfied with the current state of affairs and apparently only lacked the motivation to return to his old life.
31st Mar '16 1:14:38 PM ObsidianFire
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** In the current series, the ComicBook/RedHulk depowered the Hulk by absorbing all his gamma radiation, saying that Bruce Banner would never become the Hulk again. Banner was GenreSavvy enough to know that eventually he'd [=reHulkify=] and spent his time preparing for that day.

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** In the current series, the ComicBook/RedHulk depowered the Hulk by absorbing all his gamma radiation, saying that Bruce Banner would never become the Hulk again. Banner was GenreSavvy smart enough to know that eventually he'd [=reHulkify=] and spent his time preparing for that day.



** Back in season 3's "Helpless" she's GenreSavvy enough to realise that, much as she'd like a normal life, there's be serious downsides to it:

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** Back in season 3's "Helpless" she's GenreSavvy smart enough to realise realize that, much as she'd like a normal life, there's be serious downsides to it:
25th Nov '15 5:39:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the film of PrinceCaspian, Edmund Pevensie is suffering from this. He had just spent twenty years as a king in Narnia...only to be thrown back into elementary school in the middle of WorldWarII.

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* In the film of PrinceCaspian, ''Film/PrinceCaspian'', Edmund Pevensie is suffering from this. He had just spent twenty years as a king in Narnia...only to be thrown back into elementary school in the middle of WorldWarII.



* On {{Smallville}}, when Clark gets his powers [[PowersAsPrograms transferred to]] a would-be hero, he thinks it's great. Until the "super boy" [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity lets it go to his head]] and acts irresponsibly, Clark has to reluctantly get his powers back [[BecauseDestinySaysSo just as we all knew he would]].

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* On {{Smallville}}, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', when Clark gets his powers [[PowersAsPrograms transferred to]] a would-be hero, he thinks it's great. Until the "super boy" [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity lets it go to his head]] and acts irresponsibly, Clark has to reluctantly get his powers back [[BecauseDestinySaysSo just as we all knew he would]].
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