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22nd Feb '17 12:18:25 AM shamblingdead2
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* Almanzo Wilder in Creator/LauraIngallsWilder 's ''Farmer Boy'' personifies this trope. Justified, as it's the story of Wilder's youth on a horse farm. This also makes him (somewhat) the DistaffCounterpart to young Laura in the other books in the series.
10th Feb '17 6:24:09 AM kyojikasshu
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** Speaking of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]], two ponies from Friendship is Magic grew up on farms. Applejack tried to leave as a kid but ultimately returned, feeling the family farm was her destiny. Nowadays she seems to run it, and while she has helped save the world twice shows no intention of ever giving up being a farmer. Pinkie Pie, on the other hand, happily turned away from the farm when she realised her destiny lay elsewhere, a destiny that as mentioned included saving the world twice, but mostly [[LifeOfTheParty bringing parties and laughter to other ponies]]. Pinkie also claims the farm was so boring that they ''grew rocks'' and that her parents were the pony equivalent of Amish. With her being a CloudCuckoolander, we [[UnreliableNarrator don't know how much of this is true]].

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** Speaking of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]], two ponies from Friendship is Magic grew up on farms. Applejack tried to leave as a kid but ultimately returned, feeling the family farm was her destiny. Nowadays she seems to run it, and while she has helped save the world twice shows no intention of ever giving up being a farmer. Pinkie Pie, on the other hand, happily turned away from the farm when she realised her destiny lay elsewhere, a destiny that as mentioned included saving the world twice, but mostly [[LifeOfTheParty bringing parties and laughter to other ponies]]. Pinkie also claims the farm was so boring that they ''grew rocks'' and that her parents were the pony equivalent of Amish. With her being a CloudCuckoolander, we [[UnreliableNarrator don't didn't know how much of this is true]].true]] until we actually met the family and visited the rock farm in later seasons.
2nd Feb '17 8:53:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* TotalDrama has Beth, Ezekial (''Island''), Scott (''Revenge of the Island''), Rodney, and Sugar (''Pahkitew Island'').

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* TotalDrama ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' has Beth, Ezekial (''Island''), Scott (''Revenge of the Island''), Rodney, and Sugar (''Pahkitew Island'').
26th Jan '17 8:09:22 AM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': As a young boy who spends his days working on his aunt's farm, Oscar lives a very ordinary life but secretly wishes for something more exciting. When he begins hearing voices in his head, telling him that could have a special destiny if he wants it, he actively tries to ignore everything the voices tell him, convinced that he's going completely crazy. [[spoiler:The voice inside his head is the mysteriously missing [[BigGood Ozpin]], who tells him that their Auras and souls have merged because both Oscar and Ozpin were born special, with a potential for greatness if they embrace the opportunity to become the person that guides the world when the world needs help. Oscar eventually resigns himself to the situation and leaves his aunt's farm to begin the journey to Mistral to meet with one of Ozpin's trusted allies, the Haven headmaster.]]
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4th Jan '17 1:09:37 AM AdamC
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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''.
4th Jan '17 1:01:59 AM AdamC
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* André Rene Roussimoff, later known as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, grew up in a tiny French Hamlet town, working on his father's farm. He dropped out of school to help his father full time, and according to his brother, his immense size meant he could easily do the work of three men.
5th Dec '16 1:18:24 PM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', both Mikkel and Reynir qualify. Mikkel is an experienced member of the military, but gets fired so often that he frequently ends up working in the family farm while waiting for a new work opportunity to show up. Reynir is a sheepherder by profession and this is still his official title since he's technically a stowaway who has trouble getting his nascent mage powers taken seriously.
20th Nov '16 9:17:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Genderflipped by ElizabethMoon in ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion:'' Paks is A) a girl, and B) a sheepfarmer's daughter who is... actually the daughter of the sheepfarmer and the sheepfarmer's wife too. She gets all her power through hard slogging, not having been born to it. (The first book in the trilogy is actually called ''Sheepfarmer's Daughter.'') Though her originally humble upbringing probably helped in regards to becoming what she became.

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* Genderflipped by ElizabethMoon Creator/ElizabethMoon in ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion:'' Paks is A) a girl, and B) a sheepfarmer's daughter who is... actually the daughter of the sheepfarmer and the sheepfarmer's wife too. She gets all her power through hard slogging, not having been born to it. (The first book in the trilogy is actually called ''Sheepfarmer's Daughter.'') Though her originally humble upbringing probably helped in regards to becoming what she became.
22nd Oct '16 5:38:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* MaoZedong was born a peasant's son, rising to become dictator of RedChina aged 56.

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* MaoZedong UsefulNotes/MaoZedong was born a peasant's son, rising to become dictator of RedChina aged 56.
5th Oct '16 6:29:31 AM JamesAustin
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* Former Wrestling/{{WWE}} and UFC Heavyweight Champion BrockLesnar grew up in South Dakota.

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* Former Wrestling/{{WWE}} and UFC Heavyweight Champion BrockLesnar Wrestling/BrockLesnar grew up in South Dakota.
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