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11th Feb '16 2:45:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': The Straw Hat Pirates fall to this quite a bit. It's granted that they ARE pirates, and most of the time the people don't even know it was them in the first place, and if they do it's usually because of their wanted posters. Chopper, in particular, when he gets his first wanted poster, is appalled to find that the Navy has classed him as the Straw Hats' [[TeamPet pet]], and given him a bounty of ''50''. To compare, the second-lowest bounty in the crew at the time was ''16,000,000''. Though when they get to Fishman Island [[spoiler:the Fishman Princes are looking for them, not to arrest them, to deliver a message from their mutual friend Jinbe and invite them back to the Royal Castle]]. This all changes after the Impel Down Arc, where Luffy and his crew are either respected or ''feared'', thanks to the incident in Sabaody Archipelago, the mass-breakout in Impel Down - the World Government's "unbreakable" prison, and Luffy taking part in the War in Marineford just a day after. [[TimeSkip Two years later]], [[ShroudedInMyth entire legends spread around them]] implying their ruthlessness, and Luffy being barely human.
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': The Straw Hat Pirates fall to this quite a bit. It's granted that they ARE pirates, and most of the time the people don't even know it was them in the first place, and if they do it's usually because of their wanted posters. Chopper, in particular, when he gets his first wanted poster, is appalled to find that the Navy has classed him as the Straw Hats' [[TeamPet pet]], and given him a bounty of ''50''. (Even currently, it's only 100, and that's just because the bounties of the whole crew went up.) To compare, the second-lowest bounty in the crew at the time was ''16,000,000''. Though when they get to Fishman Island [[spoiler:the Fishman Princes are looking for them, not to arrest them, to deliver a message from their mutual friend Jinbe and invite them back to the Royal Castle]]. This all changes after the Impel Down Arc, where Luffy and his crew are either respected or ''feared'', thanks to the incident in Sabaody Archipelago, the mass-breakout in Impel Down - the World Government's "unbreakable" prison, and Luffy taking part in the War in Marineford just a day after. [[TimeSkip Two years later]], [[ShroudedInMyth entire legends spread around them]] implying their ruthlessness, and Luffy being barely human.
9th Feb '16 3:51:18 AM NESBoy
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* "[[Recap/SouthParkS6E9FreeHat Free Hat]]" from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' had Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Tweek being invited to a ceremony. They believed it was for their cause to prevent {{George Lucas Altered Version}}s of movies (having survived the premiere of a version of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' with unnecessary changes), but it turns out they were being thanked for their other, less important cause of pardoning a proven child murderer (which they had reluctantly adopted to keep members of their club around). The boys leave with the mindset that what doesn't matter now would matter later.
4th Feb '16 4:00:47 PM CountDorku
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* In the Kingmaker adventure path for ''TableopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', the player characters can be the rulers of a small country, and yet their subjects will still give them ''fetch quests''.
31st Jan '16 8:26:29 AM Morgenthaler
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Trope that doesn't exist.
** Guts went through some pretty damn far lengths in order to help Griffith achieve his dream, up to and including doing some DirtyWork that had [[HitmanWithAHeart a pretty deep]] [[HeroicBSOD emotional impact on Guts.]] Despite all that he did, Griffith never really had the nerve to consider Guts a true friend, since in his eyes a true friend went after their own dream and wouldn't be a lackey to someone else's (which is a stab at the entire Band of the Hawk). After hearing this, Guts eventually gets fed up with Griffith looking down on him and up and leaves the Hawks, ironically having to defeat Griffith after he was acting very {{yandere}}-ish toward him. The sad part in this was that Guts was going to come back someday in the hopes that he and Griffith would become true friends. That would never to be.
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** Guts went through some pretty damn far lengths in order to help Griffith achieve his dream, up to and including doing some DirtyWork dirty work that had [[HitmanWithAHeart a pretty deep]] [[HeroicBSOD emotional impact on Guts.]] Despite all that he did, Griffith never really had the nerve to consider Guts a true friend, since in his eyes a true friend went after their own dream and wouldn't be a lackey to someone else's (which is a stab at the entire Band of the Hawk). After hearing this, Guts eventually gets fed up with Griffith looking down on him and up and leaves the Hawks, ironically having to defeat Griffith after he was acting very {{yandere}}-ish toward him. The sad part in this was that Guts was going to come back someday in the hopes that he and Griffith would become true friends. That would never to be.
30th Jan '16 5:24:58 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/TheDCU reboot of ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'' turns him into this. Every person he meets has apparently watched the ''{{Superfriends}}'' and taken it for a documentary, and his abilities are constantly and openly doubted and he's asked insulting questions about mockable aspects of the character that, in the comics universe, have now never been the case.
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* Franchise/TheDCU reboot of ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'' turns him into this. Every person he meets has apparently watched the ''{{Superfriends}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' and taken it for a documentary, and his abilities are constantly and openly doubted and he's asked insulting questions about mockable aspects of the character that, in the comics universe, have now never been the case.
30th Jan '16 7:23:29 AM storymasterb
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** In the backstory, Perturabo suffered heavily from this, due to him and his legion being typecast as siege experts. They would get assigned either brutal meat-grinder sieges or garrison duty, with the latter featuring such madness as ten Iron Warriors guarding a planet with a population of millions. This was so prevalent that prior to the Drop Site Massacre, traitor marines constructing fortifications for Horus' forces were heard asking why the Iron Warriors weren't doing the work.
28th Jan '16 8:13:41 AM Jeduthun
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An IdealHero will fetch cats from trees all day long, but then again they're probably either a SlaveToPR or just plain have nothing better to do between beating the tar out of villains. Expect villains, rivals, and some civilians to act like {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s in part because of this. The GlorySeeker ''hates'' this.
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An IdealHero will fetch cats from trees all day long, but then again they're probably either a SlaveToPR or just plain have nothing better to do between beating the tar out of villains. Expect villains, rivals, and some civilians to act like {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s in part because of this. this; in extreme cases they may say "ThenLetMeBeEvil." The GlorySeeker ''hates'' this. this. Conversely, the HumbleHero will receive praise, but brushes it off saying, "ThinkNothingOfIt" or "AllAPartOfTheJob."

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An IdealHero will fetch cats from trees all day long, but then again they're probably either a SlaveToPR or just plain On the other hand, someone may have nothing better this attitude [[WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency when they've actually done no more than the bare minimum]]. Granted, if he's {{Jerkass}} making an effort to do between beating the tar out something nice for a change, he may have exceeded expectations, but this still has shades of villains. Expect villains, rivals, and some civilians to act like {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s in part because of this. The GlorySeeker ''hates'' this. believing ItsAllAboutMe. See also DoggedNiceGuy.
27th Jan '16 8:47:50 AM hyphz
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* ''VideoGame/ElseHeartBreak'' suffers from this due to the complexity of its underlying system. If you already know some programming (or if you are just curious and learn about it yourself in sandbox play) you can become ''ridiculously'' powerful and bypass many obstacles, but the Lodge will never acknowledge this and will send you on simple missions and even make plot points of hazards you have already disabled. No matter how well you do, it's always implied that the Lodge are better hackers than you, even though if that's the case they should literally be able to do anything they want utterly unopposed - because you can.
25th Jan '16 9:53:00 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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*** While widely considered to be non-canon and to have no bearing on Dragon Ball Z, the finale of {{Dragon Ball GT}} finally does away with this and has the world acknowledge Goku as a hero, with there being a statue of him still standing at the site of the World Tournament 100 years after he was last scene.
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*** While widely considered to be non-canon and to have no bearing on Dragon Ball Z, the finale of {{Dragon Ball GT}} finally does away with this and has the world acknowledge Goku as a hero, with there being a statue of him still standing at the site of the World Tournament 100 years after he was last scene.seen.


* In ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', Saitama joined the Hero Association just to avert this trope, due to the fact that he was fighting monsters, but no one recognized him. [[spoiler:He ends up throwing it away during the Sea King Arc when citizens watch in total awe that he struck down the titular Sea King in one punch where even S-Rank heroes had difficulty beating him. He tells them that they weakened him so he could finish them off so they are the real heroes. Thankfully, a few people DO realize he's a real hero and treat him with respect.]]

* In ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'', Saitama joined the Hero Association just to avert this trope, due to the fact that he was fighting monsters, but no one recognized him. [[spoiler:He ends up throwing it away during the Sea King Arc when citizens watch in total awe that he struck down the titular Sea King in one punch where even S-Rank heroes had difficulty beating him. He tells them that they weakened him so he could finish them off so they are the real heroes. Thankfully, a few people DO realize he's a real hero and treat him with respect.]]
21st Jan '16 10:11:54 PM Ace1225
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*** While widely considered to be non-canon and to have no bearing on Dragon Ball Z, the finale of {{Dragon Ball GT}} finally does away with this and has the world acknowledge Goku as a hero, with their being a statues of him still standing at the site of the World Tournament 100 years after he was last scene.
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*** While widely considered to be non-canon and to have no bearing on Dragon Ball Z, the finale of {{Dragon Ball GT}} finally does away with this and has the world acknowledge Goku as a hero, with their there being a statues statue of him still standing at the site of the World Tournament 100 years after he was last scene.
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