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27th Jul '16 2:15:28 PM mattthelurker
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** A TieInNovel shows that Pinkie was [[TheCuckooLanderWasRight truthful]] in her account of her past when her family arrives in Ponyville to seek help from the newly crowned Twilight. Also a flashback from an episode reveals that a recurring character was force to work on said rock to make a living.

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** A TieInNovel shows that Pinkie was [[TheCuckooLanderWasRight truthful]] in her account of her past when her family arrives in Ponyville to seek help from the newly crowned Twilight. Also a flashback from an episode reveals that a recurring character was force to work on said rock to make a living. Two other episodes feature trips to the rock farm in question.
26th Jul '16 9:39:59 PM PaulA
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* Ged from ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy A Wizard of Earthsea]]'' is a goatherd, son of a blacksmith, on a very rural island out on the edge of civilization -- but the island is known for occasionally producing very powerful wizards.

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* Ged from ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy A Wizard of Earthsea]]'' ''Literature/AWizardOfEarthsea'' is a goatherd, son of a blacksmith, on a very rural island out on the edge of civilization -- but the island is known for occasionally producing very powerful wizards.
3rd Jul '16 1:35:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' has the Dread Pirate Roberts, who starts the story as simply Westley the farm boy. His OneTrueLove Buttercup only ever calls him Farm Boy until she realizes she's in love with him and begins using his name instead.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' films have Luke, who was raised as a "moisture farmer" by his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru before answering the CallToAdventure.
** Apparently, his wife in the ExpandedUniverse even calls him "farmboy" sometimes as an affectionate nickname.

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' has the Dread Pirate Roberts, who starts the story as simply Westley the farm boy. His OneTrueLove Buttercup only ever calls him Farm Boy until she realizes she's in love with him and begins using his name instead.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' films have Luke, who was raised as a "moisture farmer" by his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru before answering the CallToAdventure.
** Apparently, his wife in the ExpandedUniverse even calls him "farmboy" sometimes as an affectionate nickname.
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* ''Film/TheMatrix'' has Thomas A. Anderson starting off as a regular office worker - essentially the modern, urban version of the Farmboy - until fate said "Knock knock, Neo". The only things missing here are his hometown and parents getting destroyed - understandable as his "hometown" and "parents" are ''what he'll end up fighting against''.


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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' has the Dread Pirate Roberts, who starts the story as simply Westley the farm boy. His OneTrueLove Buttercup only ever calls him Farm Boy until she realizes she's in love with him and begins using his name instead.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' films have Luke, who was raised as a "moisture farmer" by his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru before answering the CallToAdventure.
** Apparently, his wife in the ExpandedUniverse even calls him "farmboy" sometimes as an affectionate nickname.
* ''Film/TheMatrix'' has Thomas A. Anderson starting off as a regular office worker - essentially the modern, urban version of the Farmboy - until fate said "Knock knock, Neo". The only things missing here are his hometown and parents getting destroyed - understandable as his "hometown" and "parents" are ''what he'll end up fighting against''.
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3rd Jul '16 1:34:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]] was a hunter/farmer raised by his uncle, whose home was destroyed by forces looking for the dragon egg. [[spoiler: At one point was thought to be the Son of Morzan, a Dragon Rider who was the pupil of the OldMaster Oromis before he joined Galbatorix It turns out that he was actually the son of Brom, who used to be Morzan's Lickspittle.]]

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* [[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]] ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'': Eragon was a hunter/farmer raised by his uncle, whose home was destroyed by forces looking for the dragon egg. [[spoiler: At one point was thought to be the Son of Morzan, a Dragon Rider who was the pupil of the OldMaster Oromis before he joined Galbatorix It turns out that he was actually the son of Brom, who used to be Morzan's Lickspittle.]]
3rd Jul '16 1:33:51 PM Morgenthaler
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A staple of fantasy adventures. Farmy [=McFarmboy=] is just an [[TheEveryman ordinary]], humble [[KidHero young]] farmboy/hunter/etc. living and working in a [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple simple]], [[{{Arcadia}} tranquil, pastoral land]] until destiny (and his [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]]) [[CallToAdventure comes knocking]], normally [[DoomedHometown knocking down his house or town in the process]]. Farmy is typically very [[IJustWantToBeNormal whiny]] and [[RefusalOfTheCall resistant]] to the idea of being the ChosenOne but [[UpbringingMakesTheHero eventually accepts the idea.]] Generally, he's the son of somebody important -- either the BigBad or TheDragon -- or else from an ancient line of wizards or [[RoyalBlood kings]] and is either A) [[{{Nephewism}} raised by an aunt or uncle]] or B) their parent has fled their old life of adventure.

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A staple of fantasy adventures. Farmy [=McFarmboy=] is just an [[TheEveryman ordinary]], humble [[KidHero young]] farmboy/hunter/etc. living and working in a [[TheSimpleLifeIsSimple simple]], [[{{Arcadia}} tranquil, pastoral land]] until destiny (and his [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]]) [[TheMentor mentor]]) [[CallToAdventure comes knocking]], normally [[DoomedHometown knocking down his house or town in the process]]. Farmy is typically very [[IJustWantToBeNormal whiny]] and [[RefusalOfTheCall resistant]] to the idea of being the ChosenOne but [[UpbringingMakesTheHero eventually accepts the idea.]] Generally, he's the son of somebody important -- either the BigBad or TheDragon -- or else from an ancient line of wizards or [[RoyalBlood kings]] and is either A) [[{{Nephewism}} raised by an aunt or uncle]] or B) their parent has fled their old life of adventure.



* [[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]] was a hunter/farmer raised by his uncle, whose home was destroyed by forces looking for the dragon egg. [[spoiler: At one point was thought to be the Son of Morzan, a Dragon Rider who was the pupil of the OldMaster Oromis before he joined Galbatorix It turns out that he was actually the son of TheObiWan Brom, who used to be Morzan's Lickspittle.]]

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* [[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]] was a hunter/farmer raised by his uncle, whose home was destroyed by forces looking for the dragon egg. [[spoiler: At one point was thought to be the Son of Morzan, a Dragon Rider who was the pupil of the OldMaster Oromis before he joined Galbatorix It turns out that he was actually the son of TheObiWan Brom, who used to be Morzan's Lickspittle.]]



* Richard from Terry Goodkind's ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' novels started off as a humble woodsman, before saving the Mother Confessor. [[spoiler: He is the son of TheObiWan's daughter and the BigBad, which also makes him the first War Wizard in a thousand years. He is also the first one to turn the Sword of Truth White, the Seeker of the Truth, and so on.]] Again, just in case you didn't know he was special. Despite all this, he insists he's a "simple woodsman."

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* Richard from Terry Goodkind's ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' novels started off as a humble woodsman, before saving the Mother Confessor. [[spoiler: He is the son of TheObiWan's mentor's daughter and the BigBad, which also makes him the first War Wizard in a thousand years. He is also the first one to turn the Sword of Truth White, the Seeker of the Truth, and so on.]] Again, just in case you didn't know he was special. Despite all this, he insists he's a "simple woodsman."



* The Human Commoner [[MultipleGameOpenings Origin]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' was supposed to cast the PlayerCharacter as a Fereldan farmer whose farm is overrun by Darkspawn and who is then rescued by [[TheObiWan Duncan]]. It was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen cut before the release]], however.

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* The Human Commoner [[MultipleGameOpenings Origin]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' was supposed to cast the PlayerCharacter as a Fereldan farmer whose farm is overrun by Darkspawn and who is then rescued by [[TheObiWan Duncan]].Duncan. It was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen cut before the release]], however.
28th Jun '16 12:32:31 AM PaulA
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** Mort wasn't even much good at being a FarmBoy, yet a stint as the GrimReaper-In-Training left him in a position to become a Duke. [[spoiler: Not for very long, unfortunately.]]

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** Mort wasn't even much good at being a FarmBoy, farmboy, yet a stint as the GrimReaper-In-Training left him in a position to become a Duke. [[spoiler: Not for very long, unfortunately.]]
28th Jun '16 12:30:04 AM PaulA
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* In LloydAlexander's ''Literature/PrydainChronicles'' (and Disney's [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation of the second book]], ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''), a young boy, profession '''assistant''' pig-keeper, [[JumpedAtTheCall ran headlong into adventures]] (and a thornbush) when Hen Wen, his oracular charge, ran away from [[BigBad Arawn's]] new lieutenant [[TheDragon the Horned King]]. Special bonus points must be awarded as he is often called FarmBoy (or, more often, pig-boy) in a derogatory way.
** Son of [[spoiler: nobody. He was found as a baby nearby a violent battle where nobody survived, so he was without rank or heritage, something which his foster-father took as a sign that he was the chosen child.]]
* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Carrot Ironfoundersson of the City Watch]] fits this trope in every way, save that he's a miner's son rather than a farmer's son (and a dwarf, albeit two meters tall).

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* In LloydAlexander's Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/PrydainChronicles'' (and Disney's [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation of the second book]], first two books]], ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''), Taran is a young boy, profession '''assistant''' pig-keeper, who [[JumpedAtTheCall ran headlong into adventures]] (and a thornbush) when Hen Wen, his oracular charge, ran away from [[BigBad Arawn's]] new lieutenant [[TheDragon the Horned King]]. Special bonus points must be awarded as he is often called FarmBoy farm-boy (or, more often, pig-boy) in a derogatory way.
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* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Carrot Ironfoundersson of the City Watch]] Watch fits this trope in every way, save that he's a miner's son rather than a farmer's son (and a dwarf, albeit two meters tall).
24th Jun '16 6:31:06 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** There is also superhero actually ''called'' Farm Boy, whose partner is named Tractor. Somewhat subverted in that they are both {{GeniusBruiser}}s; in the Second Gen stories, Tractor became a history professor at Whateley after he retired from heroism.
29th May '16 5:05:56 AM Doug86
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* From ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', siblings Colossus and Magik as well as Cannonball and Husk were farm kids--the first two from Russia, the latter from UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}}--when recruited by Xavier. And while Husk doubles as a FarmersDaughter, Magik does not since this aspect of her character is downplayed due to her having one of the most complicated backstories in X-Men history (and that's saying something).

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* From ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', siblings Colossus and Magik as well as Cannonball and Husk were farm kids--the first two from Russia, the latter from UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}}--when recruited by Xavier. And while Husk doubles as a FarmersDaughter, Magik does not since this aspect of her character is downplayed due to her having one of the most complicated backstories in X-Men history (and that's saying something).
27th May '16 3:40:58 PM Doug86
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* Flinx from the HumanxCommonwealth novels was an urban variant, bought at a slave auction and grudgingly raised by the irascible Mother Mastiff in Drallar, the WretchedHive capital of a rustic colony-world called Moth. [[spoiler: He's the product of an illegal eugenics experiment that left him CursedWithAwesome PsychicPowers and the only Class A mind capable of activating a LostTechnology's galaxy-saving defense mechanism.]]

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* Flinx from the HumanxCommonwealth ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' novels was an urban variant, bought at a slave auction and grudgingly raised by the irascible Mother Mastiff in Drallar, the WretchedHive capital of a rustic colony-world called Moth. [[spoiler: He's the product of an illegal eugenics experiment that left him CursedWithAwesome PsychicPowers and the only Class A mind capable of activating a LostTechnology's galaxy-saving defense mechanism.]]
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