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15th Apr '18 4:17:20 PM H.TorranceGriffin
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* Dag Redwing, as of the beginning of ''Literature/TheSharingKnife'' books, had already worked his way up to Company Captain on the harshest front of his people's war against the malices, [[MyGreatestFailure lost everything that mattered to him on a battlefield in the far north]], and spent about two decades dodging command responsibilities as [[SuicideByCop he tried to kill as many malices as possible before being reunited with his wife]].
4th Apr '18 1:51:47 PM superkeijikun
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* Most of the characters in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' have some experience in combat. Many are former members of Overwatch (including Tracer, Winston, Soldier: 76, and others) while others got their combat experience elsewhere (D.Va is a South Korean mecha pilot, Doomfist is a high-ranking member of Talon, Zarya fought against the Omnics in Russia, Brigitte fought as Reinhardt's squire, etc.).
4th Apr '18 1:45:00 PM superkeijikun
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* By the time he is introduced in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Peter Parker had been slinging web and fighting crime as the Comicbook/SpiderMan for long enough to pop up on various Youtube videos. He also built his own web-shooters and jury-rigged a costume to help focus his senses before Tony Stark gave him his iconic (and technologically enhanced) Spidey suit.
9th Mar '18 1:51:56 PM StarTropes
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* Series/{{NCIS}} Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs has been with the service for over a decade as of the pilot, and before that was a [[SemperFi Marine Corps sniper]].

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* Series/{{NCIS}} Series/{{NCIS}}: Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs has been with the service for over a decade as of the pilot, and before that was a [[SemperFi Marine Corps sniper]].sniper]]. Similar things can be said of the spinoff protagonists, [[Series/NCISLosAngeles G. Callen]] and [[Series/NCISNewOrleans Dwayne Pride]], who have extensive experience in covert ops and law enforcement respectively.
5th Mar '18 10:13:41 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Arawn is ''VisualNovel/TearsToTiara'' is a thousand-year-old recently awakened [[spoiler:FallenAngel]] who is virtually immortal, rather strong, in possession of holy magic, a skilled swordsman, and a war veteran who leads the good guys, serves as TheMentor to {{Deuteragonist}} Arthur, and is one of a few characters who know anything about what is really going on.

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* Arawn is of ''VisualNovel/TearsToTiara'' is a thousand-year-old recently awakened [[spoiler:FallenAngel]] who is virtually immortal, rather strong, in possession of holy magic, a skilled swordsman, and a war veteran who leads the good guys, serves as TheMentor to {{Deuteragonist}} Arthur, and is one of a few characters who know anything about what is really going on.


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* The main party in ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'' have already gone on several dungeon expeditions, with the leader Laios having studied a lot about the dungeon's ecosystem and food chain.
26th Feb '18 10:36:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12451409/1/The-Hero-Melromarc-Needs-and-Deserves The Hero Melromarc Needs and Deserves]]'' is a ''LightNovel/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero''/''Manga/SaintSeiya'' crossover that replaces the titular Shield Hero with Cancer Deathmask, who, in spite of his "[[SociopathicHero issues]]", is not only a trained and experienced combatant, but, thanks to Athena wanting her warriors [[CrazyPrepared ready for anything]], was actually trained for both being summoned as a hero in another world and dealing with [[FalseRapeAccusation the specific situation he finds himself in]], proving himself extremely GenreSavvy (notably, he deduces the existence of other countries by being told that the local [[GoldSilverCopperStandard gold, silver and copper coins have a fixed exchange rate]]). This contrasts to the other Legendary Heroes, who ''think'' they're this thanks to their experience with video games detailing Melromarc's plight

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12451409/1/The-Hero-Melromarc-Needs-and-Deserves The Hero Melromarc Needs and Deserves]]'' is a ''LightNovel/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero''/''Manga/SaintSeiya'' crossover that replaces the titular Shield Hero with Cancer Deathmask, who, in spite of his "[[SociopathicHero issues]]", is not only a trained and experienced combatant, but, thanks to Athena wanting her warriors [[CrazyPrepared ready for anything]], was actually trained for both being summoned as a hero in another world and dealing with [[FalseRapeAccusation the specific situation he finds himself in]], proving himself extremely GenreSavvy savvy (notably, he deduces the existence of other countries by being told that the local [[GoldSilverCopperStandard gold, silver and copper coins have a fixed exchange rate]]). This contrasts to the other Legendary Heroes, who ''think'' they're this thanks to their experience with video games detailing Melromarc's plight
23rd Feb '18 4:11:19 AM RedScharlach
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The anime and manga begin with the Black Swordsman Arc when the protagonist Guts is already an expert demon-slayer and one of the greatest master swordsmen in the world. Even in the ''Golden Age'' film trilogy which introduces him as a fifteen years old mercenary, he has already been training since age six and fighting since age nine, and has gotten so strong that he is able to defeat a famous and dreaded opponent like Bazuso the Grey Knight. In all versions the TrainingFromHell that he went through as a kid in order to get that way is shown in flashback a good deal after his introduction to the audience as a character.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The anime and manga begin with the Black Swordsman Arc when the protagonist Guts is already an expert demon-slayer and one of the greatest master swordsmen in the world. Even in the ''Golden Age'' film trilogy which introduces him as a fifteen years old fifteen-year-old mercenary, he has already been training since age six and fighting since age nine, and has gotten so strong that he is able to defeat a famous and dreaded opponent like Bazuso the Grey Knight. In all versions the TrainingFromHell that he went through as a kid in order to get that way is shown in flashback a good deal after his introduction to the audience as a character.



* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'': How long Maka Albarn's been on the job isn't exactly stated, but something can be inferred. She's known Claudia since the latter was a new student, which was before she met [[{{Deuteragonist}} Caius]], who has a two year tenure under his belt already by the start. Add to the fact Maka has been on the canon adventures (the fic is CanonWelding so that ''includes'' anime events) up until the Baba Yaga Castle invasion, she's pretty experienced.

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* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'': How long Maka Albarn's been on the job isn't exactly stated, but something can be inferred. She's known Claudia since the latter was a new student, which was before she met [[{{Deuteragonist}} Caius]], who has a two year two-year tenure under his belt already by the start. Add to the fact Maka has been on the canon adventures (the fic is CanonWelding so that ''includes'' anime events) up until the Baba Yaga Castle invasion, she's pretty experienced.



* Dom is already an accomplished dream thief at the beginning of ''Film/{{Inception}}'', the plot is about all the baggage he's accumulated over the years in his profession. He even serves as TheMentor to the AudienceSurrogate.

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* Dom is already an accomplished dream thief at the beginning of ''Film/{{Inception}}'', the plot is about all the baggage he's accumulated over the his years in his the profession. He even serves as TheMentor to the AudienceSurrogate.



* In ''Literature/DirkPittAdventures'' and it's spin-offs, the protagonists are already experts in their fields when we're introduced to them - Pitt himself has years of experience with diving and is a veteran of the Vietnam war, Juan Cabrillo is running his own, ''Anime/BlackLagoon''-esque mercenary company when he's introduced, Isaac Bell is a renowned investigator, Kurt Austin is a leader of a NUMA special tasks team, and the Fargoes are professional treasure hunters.

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* In ''Literature/DirkPittAdventures'' and it's its spin-offs, the protagonists are already experts in their fields when we're introduced to them - Pitt himself has years of experience with diving and is a veteran of the Vietnam war, Juan Cabrillo is running his own, ''Anime/BlackLagoon''-esque mercenary company when he's introduced, Isaac Bell is a renowned investigator, Kurt Austin is a leader of a NUMA special tasks team, and the Fargoes are professional treasure hunters.



* ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' and it's spin-offs:
** The eponymous protagonist of ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' is already an accomplished police officer and an occassional problem-solver for her city's supernatural community at the start of the first book, so switching to being an OccultDetective comes easily to her.

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* ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' and it's its spin-offs:
** The eponymous protagonist of ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' is already an accomplished police officer and an occassional occasional problem-solver for her city's supernatural community at the start of the first book, so switching to being an OccultDetective comes easily to her.



* The titular character of ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' often gives the impression that he's been a Ranger for a few decades, especially whenever he lectures his AI partner/cadet Omnibus. In sharp contrast to the [[IdenticalGrandson ancestor]] he shares a name with as portrayed in [[Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor his own comic]]. In one arc he discusses a mission he was on fifty years previous, though due to his species' long natural lifespan and longevity treatments he's still in his prime.
* ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' all start off the comic as possibly the world's best team of magical doctors: Goro's an ex-military combat surgeon who can chop anyone apart and sew them back together again, Sarin the Wizard is a supreme transformation specialist, Mori is a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 170 year old]] super-smart magical scientist, and Kili is the most sensitive shaman in the world. Their real journey is one of character development rather than skill development.

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* The titular character of ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' often gives the impression that he's been a Ranger for a few decades, especially whenever he lectures his AI partner/cadet Omnibus. In sharp contrast to the [[IdenticalGrandson ancestor]] he shares a name with as portrayed in [[Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor his own comic]]. In one arc he discusses a mission he was on fifty years previous, earlier, though due to his species' long natural lifespan and longevity treatments he's still in his prime.
* ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' all start off the comic as possibly the world's best team of magical doctors: Goro's an ex-military combat surgeon who can chop anyone apart and sew them back together again, Sarin the Wizard is a supreme transformation specialist, Mori is a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 170 year old]] 170-year-old]] super-smart magical scientist, and Kili is the most sensitive shaman in the world. Their real journey is one of character development rather than skill development.
16th Feb '18 5:42:05 PM Jacob175
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* VagrantStory: Ashley Riot is 29 and already the best Riskbreaker that the VKP has, yet still has to acquire his abilities in the time honoured tradition. [[spoiler: Or not. Due to suffering from MultipleChoicePast, he's ''relearning them'' due to explicitly stated RepressedMemory. Or maybe not; no one really knows. That includes Ashley, for all he cares about the specifics.]]

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* VagrantStory: VideoGame/VagrantStory: Ashley Riot is 29 and already the best Riskbreaker that the VKP has, yet still has to acquire his abilities in the time honoured tradition. [[spoiler: Or not. Due to suffering from MultipleChoicePast, he's ''relearning them'' due to explicitly stated RepressedMemory. Or maybe not; no one really knows. That includes Ashley, for all he cares about the specifics.]]



* Much of the cast of ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales'' makes references to adventures akin to what happened in their original media and are working as their original professions or as heroes for hire by the time you run into them.











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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'': Both Scrooge and Donald have had decades of adventures under their belts [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal (well, if they wore belts)]] and frequently show their adventuring and fighting chops to their nephews when trouble arises.
23rd Jan '18 10:13:16 AM ChronoLegion
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* Our of the three protagonists in ''Series/{{Timeless}}'', Wyatt Logan, is a member of Delta Force, having plenty of combat experience in hot spots around the world.
23rd Jan '18 10:11:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/VillainsCode'', the Experienced {{Deuteragonist}} is Ivan Gerhardt, a retired {{Supervillain}} once known as Fornax, now enjoying his regular day job as a middle manager. He's pulled back, when he's asked to mentor the protagonist, an UnskilledButStrong aspiring supervillainess Tori Rivas (who later starts going by the moniker Hephaestus).
* In ''Literature/{{Orconomics}}'', Gorm Ingerson was once a well-known hero, now spending his time drinking his sorrows away and passed out in a ditch. The events of the book is his big chance at a comeback.
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