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18th May '17 7:28:18 PM TheCuza
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In season four, Jeffrey Mace is introduced as the new head of S.H.I.E.L.D., who gained fame when he used his Inhuman SuperStrength to save a woman during a bombing. He initially keeps S.H.I.E.L.D.'s continued existence secret while everything is being sorted out, but he eventually brings it back into the light again ahead of schedule to take advantage of some good publicity. However, during a mission, Mace is wounded by a normal bullet while trying to get a case holding a drug. It turns out he's not actually an Inhuman and has no powers at all. The President and General Talbot decided to take advantage of his excellent publicity to use him as the face of the agency, with a SuperSerum to give him short bursts of powers. Mace didn't even actually save the woman during the bombing; he just tripped and fell over her, and someone snapped a picture at the exact right moment to make it look like he was holding up a collapsing wall. However, Mace really is a good man, and when the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. found out about the lies, he was willing to come clean to the press. Coulson decides that Mace is a hero regardless due to his willingness to risk his life to help others, and lets him stay on as the public face of the organization while Coulson handles things behind the scenes.
** This becomes a massive TearJerker when Mace, along with Coulson, May, and Fitz, are put into the Framework, a virtual reality that removes their "biggest regret" and resulted in an alternate timeline where Hydra took over the US. It's clear that Mace's regret is that he wasn't a real Inhuman, so in the Framework, he ''is'' an Inhuman and leader of the SHIELD Resistance against Hydra. He's such a hero in the Framework that he ''gives his life'' to save a child...resulting in the ''real'' Mace dying, since YourMindMakesItReal.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In season four, Jeffrey Mace is introduced as the new head of S.H.I.E.L.D., who gained fame when he used his Inhuman SuperStrength to save a woman during a bombing. He initially keeps S.H.I.E.L.D.'s continued existence secret while everything is being sorted out, but he eventually brings it back into the light again ahead of schedule to take advantage of some good publicity. However, during a mission, Mace is wounded by a normal bullet while trying to get a case holding a drug. It turns out he's not actually an Inhuman and has no powers at all. The President and General Talbot decided to take advantage of his excellent publicity to use him as the face of the agency, with a SuperSerum to give him short bursts of powers. super strength. Mace didn't even actually save the woman during the bombing; she didn't even need saving, he just tripped and fell over her, her while trying to flee for his own life, and someone randomly snapped a picture at the exact right moment to make it look like he was holding up a collapsing wall. wall, which wasn't actually collapsing. However, Mace really is a good man, and man. He tried to tell people what really happened, but when it was clear they weren't listening, he decided to roll with it and use his reputation to do some good and advance Inhuman rights. When the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. found out about the lies, he was even willing to come clean to the press. press, but Coulson decides that Mace is a hero regardless due to his willingness to risk his life to help others, and lets him stay on as the public face of the organization while Coulson handles things behind the scenes.
** This becomes a massive TearJerker when Mace, along with Coulson, May, and Fitz, are put into the Framework, a virtual reality that removes the biggest regret in each of their "biggest regret" lives and resulted adjusts history accordingly, resulting in an alternate timeline where Hydra HYDRA successfully took over the US. world. It's clear that Mace's regret is that he wasn't a real Inhuman, so in the Framework, he ''is'' an Inhuman and leader of the SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. Resistance against Hydra. He's such a hero in HYDRA. He also gets to commit the Framework fake act of heroism that he ''gives made him famous but this time for real, using his life'' super strength to save his team and some high school kids from a child...resulting collapsing building, [[HeroicSacrifice costing him his own life]], which also kills him in the ''real'' Mace dying, real world since YourMindMakesItReal.
7th May '17 1:03:15 AM Divra
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* Lars Halford from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' is a rare example of a Fake Ultimate Hero who was ''genuinely'' heroic, brave and selfless, determined to fight for the good of humanity 'til his last breath. The trouble is, his leadership skills consisted mainly of giving {{Rousing Speech}}es and looking good with a sword (not to mention being completely incapable of organizing the logistics of an army). That, of course, is why he needs... a [[HypercompetentSidekick roadie.]]

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* Lars Halford from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' is a rare example of a Fake Ultimate Hero who was is ''genuinely'' heroic, brave and selfless, determined to fight for the good of humanity 'til his last breath. The trouble is, his leadership skills consisted consist mainly of giving {{Rousing Speech}}es and looking good with a sword (not to mention being completely incapable of organizing the sword. While he is so charismatic people he has just met will gladly crawl through Hell for him, he has no head whatsoever for strategy or logistics of an army).and his tactical skills are... not quite as bad, but still less than stellar. That, of course, is why he needs... a [[HypercompetentSidekick roadie.]]
26th Apr '17 10:27:15 PM VVK
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* In the Franchise/SherlockHolmes deconstruction ''Film/WithoutAClue'', Holmes himself is this. It turns out that Holmes doesn't really exist, he's just an actor hired by Watson to play the part of Holmes, which Watson made up because he felt that the character would sell better than if he simply wrote about himself solving the crimes.

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* In the Franchise/SherlockHolmes deconstruction ''Film/WithoutAClue'', Holmes himself (or his actor) is this. It turns out that Holmes doesn't really exist, he's just an actor hired by Watson to play the part of Holmes, which Watson made up because he felt that a potential employer at the character would sell better than time wouldn't like it if they heard he simply wrote about himself had a hobby of solving the crimes.
23rd Apr '17 5:52:30 PM nombretomado
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* Cyclist Lance Armstrong, who broke a record winning the TourDeFrance seven times, was exposed as being a complete fraud who used doping through a large network in which several other cyclists were involved.

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* Cyclist Lance Armstrong, who broke a record winning the TourDeFrance UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance seven times, was exposed as being a complete fraud who used doping through a large network in which several other cyclists were involved.
23rd Apr '17 12:50:58 PM ultimomant
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* "Da Samurai" from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is reasonably skilled, able to take our a few robots on his own, but his overinflated ego causes him to act more like a bully in his dealings with the villagers, and he acts like he's the greatest fighter to have ever lived. When Jack wanders into town, Da Samurai goes out of his way to antagonize him into a fight, despite knowing about Jack's adventures and the enemies he has fought. Jack runs him through a rough HumiliationConga, after which Da Samurai is more than eager to try and be a better, more respectable person.

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* "Da Samurai" from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is reasonably skilled, able to take our out a few robots on his own, but his overinflated ego causes him to act more like a bully in his dealings with the villagers, and he acts like he's the greatest fighter to have ever lived. When Jack wanders into town, Da Samurai goes out of his way to antagonize him into a fight, despite knowing about Jack's adventures and the enemies he has fought. Jack runs him through a rough HumiliationConga, after which Da Samurai is more than eager to try and be a better, more respectable person.
22nd Apr '17 8:16:40 PM alliterator
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** This becomes a massive TearJerker when Mace, along with Coulson, May, and Fitz, are put into the Framework, a virtual reality that removes their "biggest regret" and resulted in an alternate timeline where Hydra took over the US. It's clear that Mace's regret is that he wasn't a real Inhuman, so in the Framework, he ''is'' an Inhuman and leader of the SHIELD Resistance against Hydra. He's such a hero in the Framework that he ''gives his life'' to save a child...resulting in the ''real'' Mace dying, since YourMindMakesItReal.
20th Apr '17 9:21:24 PM Discar
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In season four, Jeffrey Mace is introduced as the new head of S.H.I.E.L.D., who gained fame when he used his Inhuman SuperStrength to save a woman during a bombing. While he initially keeps S.H.I.E.L.D.'s continued secret while everything is being sorted out, he eventually brings it back into the light again ahead of schedule to take advantage of some good publicity. However, during a mission, Mace is wounded by a normal bullet while trying to get a case holding a drug. It turns out he's not actually an Inhuman and has no powers at all. The President and General Talbot decided to take advantage of his excellent publicity to use him as the face of the agency, with a SuperSerum to give him short bursts of powers. Mace didn't even actually save the woman during the bombing; he just tripped and fell over her, and someone snapped a picture at the exact right moment to make it look like he was holding up a collapsing wall. However, Mace really is a good man, and when the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. found out about the lies, he was willing to come clean to the press. Coulson decides that Mace is a hero regardless due to his willingness to risk his life to help others, and lets him stay on as the public face of the organization while Coulson handles things behind the scenes.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In season four, Jeffrey Mace is introduced as the new head of S.H.I.E.L.D., who gained fame when he used his Inhuman SuperStrength to save a woman during a bombing. While he He initially keeps S.H.I.E.L.D.'s continued existence secret while everything is being sorted out, but he eventually brings it back into the light again ahead of schedule to take advantage of some good publicity. However, during a mission, Mace is wounded by a normal bullet while trying to get a case holding a drug. It turns out he's not actually an Inhuman and has no powers at all. The President and General Talbot decided to take advantage of his excellent publicity to use him as the face of the agency, with a SuperSerum to give him short bursts of powers. Mace didn't even actually save the woman during the bombing; he just tripped and fell over her, and someone snapped a picture at the exact right moment to make it look like he was holding up a collapsing wall. However, Mace really is a good man, and when the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. found out about the lies, he was willing to come clean to the press. Coulson decides that Mace is a hero regardless due to his willingness to risk his life to help others, and lets him stay on as the public face of the organization while Coulson handles things behind the scenes.
19th Apr '17 8:56:27 PM Discar
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* In season four of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' Jeffrey Mace is introduced as the new head of SHIELD, made the chief as an Inhuman who used his strength to save a woman during a bombing. At first keeping it quiet, he goes public to rally the agency's standing. However, during a mission, the "super-strong" Mace is wounded by a bullet while trying to get a case holding a drug. It turns out he's not an Inhuman and has no powers at all. His "saving" that woman was actually tripping over her, a photographer getting a photo that made it look like he was holding up a wall to save her. The President and General Talbot decided to use him as the face of the agency, with a drug to fake his strength. Subverted in that Mace really is a good man who hated the entire act and is ready to come clean to the press. However, Coulson (who saw Mace risking his life to help others) says he is a hero and lets him stay on as the public face while Coulson handles things behind the scenes.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In season four of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' four, Jeffrey Mace is introduced as the new head of SHIELD, made the chief as an Inhuman S.H.I.E.L.D., who gained fame when he used his strength Inhuman SuperStrength to save a woman during a bombing. At first keeping bombing. While he initially keeps S.H.I.E.L.D.'s continued secret while everything is being sorted out, he eventually brings it quiet, he goes public to rally back into the agency's standing. light again ahead of schedule to take advantage of some good publicity. However, during a mission, the "super-strong" Mace is wounded by a normal bullet while trying to get a case holding a drug. It turns out he's not actually an Inhuman and has no powers at all. His "saving" that woman was actually tripping over her, a photographer getting a photo that made it look like he was holding up a wall to save her. all. The President and General Talbot decided to take advantage of his excellent publicity to use him as the face of the agency, with a drug SuperSerum to fake his strength. Subverted in that give him short bursts of powers. Mace didn't even actually save the woman during the bombing; he just tripped and fell over her, and someone snapped a picture at the exact right moment to make it look like he was holding up a collapsing wall. However, Mace really is a good man who hated man, and when the entire act and is ready rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. found out about the lies, he was willing to come clean to the press. However, press. Coulson (who saw decides that Mace risking is a hero regardless due to his willingness to risk his life to help others) says he is a hero others, and lets him stay on as the public face of the organization while Coulson handles things behind the scenes. scenes.
12th Apr '17 12:48:40 PM doomquokka
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* Rok'Tar of ''Flintlocke Vs. The Horde'' may be getting this reputation from the Night Elves, due to an [[http://pc.gamespy.com/flintlocke-vs-the-horde/episode-9-when-orcs-attack/940273p1.html exaggerated story]] from a Nelf he attacked when he's really a fairly low-level Orc Hunter whose pet is only a bunny named Bun'Kar.

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* Rok'Tar of ''Flintlocke Vs. The Horde'' may be getting this reputation from the Night Elves, due to an [[http://pc.gamespy.com/flintlocke-vs-the-horde/episode-9-when-orcs-attack/940273p1.html [[http://flintlockevshorde.thecomicseries.com/comics/82/ exaggerated story]] from a Nelf he attacked when he's really a fairly low-level Orc Hunter whose pet is only a bunny named Bun'Kar.
27th Mar '17 2:53:37 PM Zaptech
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** Amusingly enough, in ''Videogame/DragonballXenoverse'', Mr. Satan teaches the player one of the most useful skills in the game: [[PracticalTaunt "The Champion Has Arrived"]], which [[DrawAggro pulls AI opponents off your allies and has them focus on you]]. Considering the sheer number of missions in the game where you have to [[EscortMission protect woefully-poor AI allies]], this ability is practically required.
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