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17th Jan '16 3:12:26 AM Doug86
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* WonderGirl has JumpedAtTheCall more than once by borrowing magical artifacts that gave her superpowers, but she had to give them back. So one day she just goes up to Zeus himself and asks for permanent powers. Zeus is so impressed at her boldness that he grants them. [[spoiler: Though the fact she was his daughter might have had something to do with it.]] Then when most of the gods leave the world, those powers fade, until ''Ares'' grants her some new ones. Then a bit later still she unlocks her own demi-god powers. All in all she's had something like four or five different power sources.
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* WonderGirl ComicBook/WonderGirl has JumpedAtTheCall more than once by borrowing magical artifacts that gave her superpowers, but she had to give them back. So one day she just goes up to Zeus himself and asks for permanent powers. Zeus is so impressed at her boldness that he grants them. [[spoiler: Though the fact she was his daughter might have had something to do with it.]] Then when most of the gods leave the world, those powers fade, until ''Ares'' grants her some new ones. Then a bit later still she unlocks her own demi-god powers. All in all she's had something like four or five different power sources.
7th Jan '16 6:20:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceQuest'': No matter what happens, Roger is inevitably busted back down to Janitor Second Class. That does not stop things like Sariens, Sequel Police, immortality-crazed old women, and Vohaul from showing up and making his life hell.
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* ''SpaceQuest'': ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'': No matter what happens, Roger is inevitably busted back down to Janitor Second Class. That does not stop things like Sariens, Sequel Police, immortality-crazed old women, and Vohaul from showing up and making his life hell.
17th Dec '15 3:25:20 AM Kakai
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[[folder: Web Original]] * [[spoiler:Vulkan]] of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' seems to have this. Despite leaving in direction unknown ten thousand years earlier, he shows up literally seconds after conditions of his return are met. [[/folder]]
10th Oct '15 12:19:52 PM nombretomado
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** After ComicBook/HouseOfM, this became the motivation for a huge number of depowered mutants who [[IJustWantToBeSpecial Just Wanted To Be Special Again]]. Polaris joined Apocalypse to get her powers back, Magneto made a deal with the High Evolutionary to get his powers back, Rictor tried to get his powers back but never succeeded, etc. There were even multiple teams of depowered mutants speed dialing the call. One was a NewWarriors team using technology to give themselves new powers, while the other, X-Cell, had characters such as Callisto, Marrow, and the Blob relying on their natural skills to force Quicksilver to restore their powers.
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** After ComicBook/HouseOfM, this became the motivation for a huge number of depowered mutants who [[IJustWantToBeSpecial Just Wanted To Be Special Again]]. Polaris joined Apocalypse to get her powers back, Magneto made a deal with the High Evolutionary to get his powers back, Rictor tried to get his powers back but never succeeded, etc. There were even multiple teams of depowered mutants speed dialing the call. One was a NewWarriors ComicBook/NewWarriors team using technology to give themselves new powers, while the other, X-Cell, had characters such as Callisto, Marrow, and the Blob relying on their natural skills to force Quicksilver to restore their powers.
26th Sep '15 11:28:26 AM Berrenta
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[[caption-width-right:340:Clockwise from upper right: [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Tommy Oliver]], [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Tommy Oliver]], [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Tommy Oliver]], and [[OverlyLongGag Tommy Oliver]]. Not pictured: [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Tommy Oliver]], [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Tommy Oliver]], nor [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Tommy Oliver]].[[note]]Or any of Tommy Oliver's 14 personal zords.[[/note]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:340:Clockwise from upper right: [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Tommy Oliver]], [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Tommy Oliver]], [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Tommy Oliver]], and [[OverlyLongGag Tommy Oliver]]. Not pictured: [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Tommy Oliver]], [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja Tommy Oliver]], nor [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Tommy Oliver]].[[note]]Or any of Tommy Oliver's 14 personal zords.[[/note]]]]
19th Sep '15 1:27:53 PM nombretomado
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* Cutter's tendency to constantly Jump To The call was parodied in the first ''{{Elfquest}} New Blood'' special.
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* Cutter's tendency to constantly Jump To The call was parodied in the first ''{{Elfquest}} ''ComicBook/ElfQuest New Blood'' special.
6th Jun '15 11:51:23 AM erforce
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* Doc Brown from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Although his greatest wish near the end of the story is to destroy his own time machine, the trilogy ends with him and his family boarding a new one . . . ''[[CoolTrain made from a 19th Century TRAIN]]''.
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* Doc Brown from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''. Although his greatest wish near the end of the story is to destroy his own time machine, the trilogy ends with him and his family boarding a new one . . . ''[[CoolTrain made from a 19th Century TRAIN]]''.
28th May '15 4:36:47 PM nombretomado
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* Just about every member of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' has lost their powers at some point, and their responses tend to vary. People BlessedWithSuck (like Beast or Rogue) tend to feel heartfelt relief, while others who enjoy their powers (like Angel or Iceman) fall into despair. There's also Quicksilver, who no longer had the mutant gene following the events of ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', so he stole ''TheInhumans''' "Terrigen Mists" to gain new superpowers. HilarityEnsued.
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* Just about every member of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' has lost their powers at some point, and their responses tend to vary. People BlessedWithSuck (like Beast or Rogue) tend to feel heartfelt relief, while others who enjoy their powers (like Angel or Iceman) fall into despair. There's also Quicksilver, who no longer had the mutant gene following the events of ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'', so he stole ''TheInhumans''' ''ComicBook/TheInhumans''' "Terrigen Mists" to gain new superpowers. HilarityEnsued.
3rd Apr '15 11:08:23 AM Discar
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** He also had a Red Lantern ring [[ComicBook/BlackestNight at one point]]...oh and [[{{CrowningMomentOfAwesome}} Green Lantern ring]] [[{{DualWielding}} at the same time.]]
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** He also had a Red Lantern ring [[ComicBook/BlackestNight at one point]]...oh and [[{{CrowningMomentOfAwesome}} Green Lantern ring]] [[{{DualWielding}} at the same time.]] ]]

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* This has happened so often to Peter Petrelli of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' that you'd think the Call is just messing with him.
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* This has happened so often to Peter Petrelli of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' that you'd think the Call is just messing with him.

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26th Aug '14 9:14:49 AM Greenygal
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* Doc Brown from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Although his greatest wish near the end of the story is to destroy his own time machine, the trilogy ends with him and his family boarding a new one . . . ''[[CoolTrain made from a 19th Century TRAIN]]''
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* Doc Brown from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Although his greatest wish near the end of the story is to destroy his own time machine, the trilogy ends with him and his family boarding a new one . . . ''[[CoolTrain made from a 19th Century TRAIN]]'' TRAIN]]''.

* BurnNotice is centered around this trope, and Michael says as much in every episode intro. In fact, the original season makes a big deal over the fact that he could just go and try to lead a normal life, but can't bring himself to do so. And at some point, his mother asks him why he won't, and he says he honestly doesn't know. He just doesn't want to.
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* BurnNotice ''Series/BurnNotice'' is centered around this trope, and Michael says as much in every episode intro. In fact, the original season makes a big deal over the fact that he could just go and try to lead a normal life, but can't bring himself to do so. And at some point, his mother asks him why he won't, and he says he honestly doesn't know. He just doesn't want to.
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