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9th Jun '15 9:52:24 AM sgamer82
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* The Light Warriors of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' certainly fall into the more cynical side of this trope. They even had an early arc about deciding which of the applicants would be allowed to take the job.
* Karol from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' (he keeps joining a bunch of guilds, hoping to fit in)
* Captain Metropolis from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' kept trying to form a league of superheroes, but never ended up getting anywhere. The more positive-thinking costumed heroes who would likely have joined were inevitably turned off by the DarkerAndEdgier heroes being obnoxious pricks about the whole enterprise. This didn't stop them working loosely together to cover areas during the police strike however.

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\n* The Light Warriors of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' certainly fall into the more cynical side of this trope. They even had an early arc about deciding which of the applicants would be allowed to take the job.\n* Karol from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' (he keeps joining a bunch of guilds, hoping to fit in) \n* Captain Metropolis from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' kept trying to form a league of superheroes, but never ended up getting anywhere. The more positive-thinking costumed heroes who would likely have joined were inevitably turned off by the DarkerAndEdgier heroes being obnoxious pricks about the whole enterprise. This didn't stop them working loosely together to cover areas during the police strike however.[[foldercontrol]]

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* Luffy from ''OnePiece'' wants to become a pirate, so he travels the world to assemble a crew.
* ''KeychainOfCreation'' opens up with Misho and Marena trying to get other heroes to join them on their quest.
* The Webcomic ''LookingForGroup'', while not a strong example, definitely deserves mention for title-appropriateness. Cale would be that hero.
* ''RPGWorld'' has this as the early joke, as Hero was looking for new party members for...no apparent reason, it seems.
* Celes pretty much starts off like this in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' in the second half of the game, though most groupmembers are already known.
* [[DeptHeavenApocrypha Fia]] really needed some friends to get her storyline going, especially after Cierra--one of the more involved characters--was PutOnABus by her player. Advertisements were made. There was much rejoicing when Meria decided to fill the open slot.

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* Luffy from ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' wants to become a pirate, so he travels the world to assemble a crew.
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* ''KeychainOfCreation'' opens up with Misho and Marena Captain Metropolis from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' kept trying to get other form a league of superheroes, but never ended up getting anywhere. The more positive-thinking costumed heroes to join them on their quest.
* The Webcomic ''LookingForGroup'', while not a strong example, definitely deserves mention for title-appropriateness. Cale
who would be that hero.
* ''RPGWorld'' has this as the early joke, as Hero was looking for new party members for...no apparent reason, it seems.
* Celes pretty much starts off like this in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' in the second half of the game, though most groupmembers are already known.
* [[DeptHeavenApocrypha Fia]] really needed some friends to get her storyline going, especially after Cierra--one of the more involved characters--was PutOnABus by her player. Advertisements
likely have joined were made. There was much rejoicing when Meria decided to fill inevitably turned off by the open slot.DarkerAndEdgier heroes being obnoxious pricks about the whole enterprise. This didn't stop them working loosely together to cover areas during the police strike however.
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* In the second Executioner novel, MackBolan forms a 'Death Squad' of Vietnam veterans to help him in his war against the Mafia, but most of them get killed by the end of the book, after which he decides IWorkAlone. The two survivors, '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwartz and '[[TheSocialExpert The Politician]]' Blancanales, do help him out from time to time, and later when Bolan joins the government-run HeroesRUs unit Stony Man they form the basis of Able Team. He also recruits Phoenix Force, a FiveManBand of the world's best anti-terrorist operatives.

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* In the second Executioner novel, MackBolan second novel of ''Literature/TheExecutioner'', Mack Bolan forms a 'Death Squad' of Vietnam veterans to help him in his war against the Mafia, but most of them get killed by the end of the book, after which he decides IWorkAlone. The two survivors, '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwartz and '[[TheSocialExpert The Politician]]' Blancanales, do help him out from time to time, and later when Bolan joins the government-run HeroesRUs unit Stony Man they form the basis of Able Team. He also recruits Phoenix Force, a FiveManBand of the world's best anti-terrorist operatives.
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* Karol from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' (he keeps joining a bunch of guilds, hoping to fit in)
* Celes pretty much starts off like this in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' in the second half of the game, though most groupmembers are already known.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* The Light Warriors of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' certainly fall into the more cynical side of this trope. They even had an early arc about deciding which of the applicants would be allowed to take the job.
* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' opens up with Misho and Marena trying to get other heroes to join them on their quest.
* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'', while not a strong example, definitely deserves mention for title-appropriateness. Cale would be that hero.
* ''RPGWorld'' has this as the early joke, as Hero was looking for new party members for...no apparent reason, it seems.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Fia really needed some friends to get her storyline going in ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'', especially after Cierra--one of the more involved characters--was PutOnABus by her player. Advertisements were made. There was much rejoicing when Meria decided to fill the open slot.
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4th May '15 11:49:40 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* The lead samurai in ''SamuraiSeven'' was hired to get a group of samurai together to defend villagers who hired him. He even specifies "seven" samurai as the number needed, but settles for three in the interest of time constraints. [[spoiler: he lets two that have been with them from the beginning call themselves "samurai" as time goes on, and they meet another two on the way to the village.]]

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* The lead samurai in ''SamuraiSeven'' ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' was hired to get a group of samurai together to defend villagers who hired him. He even specifies "seven" samurai as the number needed, but settles for three in the interest of time constraints. [[spoiler: he lets two that have been with them from the beginning call themselves "samurai" as time goes on, and they meet another two on the way to the village.]]
24th Nov '14 3:26:56 PM nombretomado
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* Celes pretty much starts off like this in ''FinalFantasyVI'' in the second half of the game, though most groupmembers are already known.

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* Celes pretty much starts off like this in ''FinalFantasyVI'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' in the second half of the game, though most groupmembers are already known.
17th Oct '14 2:07:00 AM Odon
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* In the second Executioner novel, MackBolan forms a 'Death Squad' of Vietnam veterans to help him in his war against the Mafia, but most of them get killed by the end of the book, after which he decides IWorkAlone. The two survivors, '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwartz and '[[TheSocialExpert The Politician]]' Blancanales, do help him out from time to time, and later when Bolan joins the government-run HeroesRUs unit Stony Man they form the basis of Able Team. He also recruits Phoenix Force, a FiveManBand of the world's best anti-terrorist operatives.
5th May '13 8:36:12 PM nombretomado
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* In Stephen King's ''DarkTower'' series Roland spends an entire book doing this, via magical doors into our modern time. It's called The Drawing of the Three.

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* In Stephen King's ''DarkTower'' ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series Roland spends an entire book doing this, via magical doors into our modern time. It's called The Drawing of the Three.
31st Jan '13 4:20:17 PM nombretomado
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* The Light Warriors of ''EightBitTheater'' certainly fall into the more cynical side of this trope. They even had an early arc about deciding which of the applicants would be allowed to take the job.

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* The Light Warriors of ''EightBitTheater'' ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' certainly fall into the more cynical side of this trope. They even had an early arc about deciding which of the applicants would be allowed to take the job.
29th Jan '13 7:16:26 PM nombretomado
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* Captain Metropolis from ''{{Watchmen}}'' kept trying to form a league of superheroes, but never ended up getting anywhere. The more positive-thinking costumed heroes who would likely have joined were inevitably turned off by the DarkerAndEdgier heroes being obnoxious pricks about the whole enterprise. This didn't stop them working loosely together to cover areas during the police strike however.

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* Captain Metropolis from ''{{Watchmen}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' kept trying to form a league of superheroes, but never ended up getting anywhere. The more positive-thinking costumed heroes who would likely have joined were inevitably turned off by the DarkerAndEdgier heroes being obnoxious pricks about the whole enterprise. This didn't stop them working loosely together to cover areas during the police strike however.



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22nd Aug '12 7:11:04 PM Oreochan
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* Karol from ''TalesOfVesperia'' (he keeps joining a bunch of guilds, hoping to fit in)

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* Karol from ''TalesOfVesperia'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' (he keeps joining a bunch of guilds, hoping to fit in)
6th Jun '12 4:58:25 PM Oreochan
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* The Light Warriors of ''[=~8-Bit Theater~=]'' certainly fall into the more cynical side of this trope. They even had an early arc about deciding which of the applicants would be allowed to take the job.

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* The Light Warriors of ''[=~8-Bit Theater~=]'' ''EightBitTheater'' certainly fall into the more cynical side of this trope. They even had an early arc about deciding which of the applicants would be allowed to take the job.
31st Aug '10 7:05:20 PM 76.76.73.41
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* In Stephen King's ''DarkTower'' series Roland spends an entire book doing this, via magical doors into our modern time. It's called The Drawing of the Three.
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