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20th Jul '17 6:29:00 AM JohnShel91
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** Unfortunately, Yoda uses this to give Luke his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in ''The Empire Strikes Back''.

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** Unfortunately, Yoda uses this to give Luke his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in ''The Empire Strikes Back''.''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
20th Jul '17 6:28:17 AM JohnShel91
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** Unfortunately, Yoda uses this to give Luke his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in ''The Empire Strikes Back''.
23rd Jun '17 4:33:51 PM WillyFourEyes
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** This comes full circle in the Anime, where during his final fight of the series with Yomi, Yusuke realizes that he still doesn't have a purpose beyond his anger, and that this is a problem since he is no longer angry. It takes a scolding from Raizen for Yusuke to finally realize what his purpose is: protecting his friends and reconciling his identity so he can be happy with Keiko.

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** This comes full circle in the Anime, anime, where during his final fight of the series with Yomi, Yusuke realizes that he still doesn't have a purpose beyond his anger, and that this is a problem since he is no longer angry. It takes a scolding from Raizen for Yusuke to finally realize what his purpose is: protecting his friends and reconciling his identity so he can be happy with Keiko.



* Nozomi, from ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', is like this at the start of the series, though she finds [[MagicalGirl something to do]] by the end of the first episode. She's mentioned to have joined a series of different clubs, always ending in disaster. This is mostly credited that she has a rather short attention span, but when she actually ''decides'' that she's doing something, she'll go through it to the end.

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* Nozomi, from ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', is like this at the start of the series, though she finds [[MagicalGirl something to do]] by the end of the first episode. She's mentioned to have joined a series of different clubs, always ending in disaster. This is mostly credited that she has a to her rather short attention span, but when she actually ''decides'' that she's doing to do something, she'll go see it through it to the end.



** Subverted by Kyon. The novel opens with him claiming he wanted espers, aliens and time travelers to exist, but closes that speech by saying he's given up and is fine with school and normal stuff.

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** Subverted by Kyon. The novel opens with him claiming he wanted espers, aliens and time travelers to exist, but closes that speech by saying he's given up and [[IJustWantToBeNormal is fine with school and normal stuff. stuff]].



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Kurosaki [[TheHero Ichigo]] experienced this during the TimeSkip after [[BroughtDownToNormal sacrificing his powers]] to defeat Aizen. Despite assurances to his friends and family that he was happier as a normal person, all of them understood he was lying to himself. It's no surprise to anyone when he blindly latches onto the first opportunity to gain power again.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ichigo Kurosaki [[TheHero Ichigo]] experienced this during the TimeSkip after [[BroughtDownToNormal sacrificing his powers]] to defeat Aizen. Despite assurances to his friends and family that he was happier as a normal person, all of them understood he was lying to himself. It's no surprise to anyone when he blindly latches onto the first opportunity to gain power again.



* This trope is what at least [[Manga/{{Akumetsu}} Niikura Shou]] was experiencing when he discovered his origins and Akumetsu the clone army was born. Most other Shous are only shown after a lot of brainsharing, body-replacement, and Akumetsu's launch, so [[SendInTheClones they aren't really individuals anymore]], but him at least, and probably Hazama too.

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* This trope is what at least [[Manga/{{Akumetsu}} Niikura Shou]] Shou was experiencing when he discovered his origins and Akumetsu Manga/{{Akumetsu}} the clone army was born. Most other Shous are only shown after a lot of brainsharing, body-replacement, and Akumetsu's launch, so [[SendInTheClones they aren't really individuals anymore]], but him at least, and probably Hazama too.
19th May '17 12:52:40 PM KizunaTallis
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* In ''Series/{{Parks and Recreation}}'' 's 7th and final season, April seeks out a 'purpose' through finding a job that suits her wants (and, in a hilarious scene, looks for this in a visit to the morgue with Ben).

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* In ''Series/{{Parks and Recreation}}'' 's Recreation}}''[='s=] 7th and final season, April seeks out a 'purpose' through finding a job that suits her wants (and, in a hilarious wants. In one scene, looks for this in she decides to revisit her [[NightmareFetishist childhood dream]] of being a mortician on a visit to the morgue with Ben).Ben, but shoots it down when she finds she has to go to school and do paperwork first.
7th May '17 6:45:25 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', [[spoiler:the League of Storms]] suffers this as a whole following the BigBad's defeat and banishment. They eventually settle on [[spoiler:never recruiting again and spending the rest of their days observing Nico, just in case she gives in to her hunger.]]
4th May '17 6:26:40 AM Siempie
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* Wheatley shows clear signs of this in ''Theatre/Portal2TheUnauthorizedMusical''. In "Good Morning Aperture", he prominently insists that [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial his life has meaning]] and that he's ''not'' a joke. Rick tells him to "continue doing... whatever it is you do" after getting his name wrong ("Alright, Wilson?" "WHEATLEY!"). In "Suddenly Wheatley", he is absolutely ''beaming'' when Chell tells him she relies on him to get her out of the facility alive, and he sounds incredibly happy while proclaiming he finally knows that ''this is what he was designed for''. [[spoiler: This makes it all the more heartbreaking when we find out what he was ''actually'' designed to do...]]
27th Apr '17 10:01:15 AM FF32
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series:

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' series:
4th Apr '17 1:58:33 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow initially joins the Night's Watch to escape the shadow of only being viewed as "the Stark Bastard."
1st Apr '17 4:08:55 AM Doug86
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* The ecchi anime series ''GoldenBoy'' has this with the hero's lust for women. Every episode he meets some new ridiculously attractive woman, and goes on an epic-level mission to win her favor. It inevitably ends with him having somehow managed to win her heart, leaving her ready and wanting... and watching him as he heads off into the sunset, off to win his next prize without even having claimed the last. (Oh, Japan.)

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* The ecchi anime series ''GoldenBoy'' ''Manga/GoldenBoy'' has this with the hero's lust for women. Every episode he meets some new ridiculously attractive woman, and goes on an epic-level mission to win her favor. It inevitably ends with him having somehow managed to win her heart, leaving her ready and wanting... and watching him as he heads off into the sunset, off to win his next prize without even having claimed the last. (Oh, Japan.)
19th Mar '17 1:00:39 PM akaun6899
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* Eddie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' is a somewhat downplayed example; His family is rich and he lives off of them. Because of this, he admittedly doesn't have any real aspirations in life. His parents moved him to their backyard pool house in an effort to help him become more independent and they've gotten him a life coach. [[spoiler:It's not until he helps Buster wash cars and later become the stagehand of the New Moon theater that Eddie finds a purpose.]]
* Smurfette in ''WesternAnimation/SmurfsTheLostVillage'', since she is the only female in Smurf Village and all the other Smurfs have some sort of purpose.
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