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16th Feb '17 1:00:26 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', most of Junpei Iori's motivation to help SEES is based on his desire to be a genuine hero. This desire causes him to [[IdiotHero rush into dire situations without any forethought]], become intensely jealous of the Main Character for his role as TheCaptain of the group, and even reveal his SecretIdentity to a girl to gain recognition (a move that later backfires horribly). [[CharacterDevelopment He eventually grows out of it, though]], and by the time of [[PlayableEpilogue The Answer]], he is arguably the most level-headed member of the party.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', there's a character who was convinced that she's the reincarnation of a Chinese Warrior and ended up being used by the bad guys as she tried to be a great heroine. It eventually led to her being trapped in a burning building. Poor thing.

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', there's a young girl who's convinced that she's the reincarnation of the Mayan warrior Ixquic and ends up being used by the bad guys as she tries to be a great heroine. It eventually leads to her being trapped in a burning building. Poor thing. Thankfully, she survives the experience and pulls herself back to reality again, deciding to become a manga artist instead.
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In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', most of Junpei Iori's motivation to help SEES is based on his desire to be a genuine hero. This desire causes him to [[IdiotHero rush into dire situations without any forethought]], become intensely jealous of the Main Character for his role as TheCaptain of the group, and even reveal his SecretIdentity to a girl to gain recognition (a move that later backfires horribly). [[CharacterDevelopment He eventually grows out of it, though]], and by the time of [[PlayableEpilogue "[[PlayableEpilogue The Answer]], Answer]]", he is arguably the most level-headed member of the party.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', there's a character who was convinced that she's the reincarnation of a Chinese Warrior and ended up being used by the bad guys as she tried to be a great heroine. It eventually led to her being trapped in a burning building. Poor thing.
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31st Jan '17 12:40:57 AM BattleMaster
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* Conrad Verner from ''Franchise/MassEffect''. He's Commander Shepard's number 1 fanboy, but hasn't got the brains to recognize that he's not anywhere near skilled enough to follow his/her example and become a Spectre. It's up to the Commander to keep him from getting himself killed. [[VideogameCrueltyPotential Or not]].

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* Conrad Verner from ''Franchise/MassEffect''. He's Commander Shepard's [[LoonyFan number 1 fanboy, fanboy]], but hasn't got the brains to recognize that he's not anywhere near skilled enough to follow his/her example and become a Spectre. It's up to the Commander to keep him from getting himself killed. [[VideogameCrueltyPotential Or not]].
25th Dec '16 5:55:53 AM Reign
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* Illidan Stormrage from ''Franchise/Warcraft'' grew up being told he had a great destiny because he was born with rare golden eyes. Being told that all his life fed his ego and much of his personality revolves around how he has to be the one to save the day and get the girl, though he grows to resent [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter his twin brother Malfurion]] for being the one to ''actually'' do that in the War of the Ancients. Eventually he became a WellIntentionedExtremist and UnscrupulousHero branded as a villain by those around him. Best summed up in a quote of his in ''World of Warcraft's'' Well of Eternity dungeon:

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* Illidan Stormrage from ''Franchise/Warcraft'' ''Franchise/{{Warcraft}}'' grew up being told he had a great destiny because he was born with rare golden eyes. Being told that all his life fed his ego and much of his personality revolves around how he has to be the one to save the day and get the girl, though he grows to resent [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter his twin brother Malfurion]] for being the one to ''actually'' do that in the War of the Ancients. Eventually he became a WellIntentionedExtremist and UnscrupulousHero branded as a villain by those around him. Best summed up in a quote of his in ''World of Warcraft's'' Well of Eternity dungeon:
25th Dec '16 5:55:20 AM Reign
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* Illidan Stormrage from ''Franchise/Warcraft'' grew up being told he had a great destiny because he was born with rare golden eyes. Being told that all his life fed his ego and much of his personality revolves around how he has to be the one to save the day and get the girl, though he grows to resent [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter his twin brother Malfurion]] for being the one to ''actually'' do that in the War of the Ancients. Eventually he became a WellIntentionedExtremist and UnscrupulousHero branded as a villain by those around him. Best summed up in a quote of his in ''World of Warcraft's'' Well of Eternity dungeon:
--> '''Illidan''': I will be the ''savior'' of our ''people''! I WILL FULFILL MY ''DESTINY''!
20th Dec '16 11:49:58 PM Xtifr
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* [[KidHero Taran]] of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' starts out as this status, but over the course of the books CharacterDevelopment takes hold.

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* [[KidHero Taran]] of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' starts out as this status, but over the course of the books CharacterDevelopment takes hold.
11th Dec '16 11:38:24 AM nombretomado
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* Interestingly, it's strongly implied that [[DarkMessiah Lelouch Lamperouge]] of ''CodeGeass'' is this, as indicated by several in- and out-of-universe factors. For example, he's a fan of {{Tokusatsu}} and WordOfGod says that his voice actors[[note]]Creator/JunFukuyama, who is practically typecast as TheHero, and JohnnyYongBosch, best known for being a [[PowerRangers Power Ranger]][[/note]] were chosen in order to show that Lelouch is trying very hard to be something that he's not.

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* Interestingly, it's strongly implied that [[DarkMessiah Lelouch Lamperouge]] of ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is this, as indicated by several in- and out-of-universe factors. For example, he's a fan of {{Tokusatsu}} and WordOfGod says that his voice actors[[note]]Creator/JunFukuyama, who is practically typecast as TheHero, and JohnnyYongBosch, best known for being a [[PowerRangers Power Ranger]][[/note]] were chosen in order to show that Lelouch is trying very hard to be something that he's not.
13th Nov '16 6:27:05 PM DustSnitch
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* [[http://www.errantstory.com/2003-03-03/66 Chris]] in ''Webcomic/ErrantStory''. Unfortunately for him, in this webcomic you actually have to be [[{{Badass}} seriously dangerous]] to be a main character.

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* [[http://www.errantstory.com/2003-03-03/66 Chris]] in ''Webcomic/ErrantStory''. Unfortunately for him, in this webcomic you actually have to be [[{{Badass}} seriously dangerous]] dangerous to be a main character.
8th Nov '16 6:22:56 AM Dravencour
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* [[TheCape Sayaka Miki]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' once she becomes a magical girl (even dressed in a costume [[InvokedTrope with a]] [[SuperheroesWearCapes cape]]) sees herself as a hero, saving Mitakihara from witches and their familiars. Until it goes horribly downward with her once she realizes [[OurLichesAreDifferent what she really is]] and what transpired from her [[SecretlySelfish not-so-selfless]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wish]], confesses she's been stupid, and ultimately becomes [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie a witch]].

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* [[TheCape Sayaka Miki]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' once she becomes a magical girl (even dressed in a costume [[InvokedTrope with a]] [[SuperheroesWearCapes cape]]) sees herself as a hero, saving Mitakihara from witches and their familiars. Until it goes horribly downward with her once she realizes [[OurLichesAreDifferent what she really is]] and what transpired from her [[SecretlySelfish not-so-selfless]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wish]], confesses she's been stupid, stupid as she is [[DespairEventHorizon driven to despair]], and ultimately becomes [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie a witch]].
8th Nov '16 6:21:23 AM Dravencour
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* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' makes a contract with Kyubey in hopes of becoming an "ally of justice". Given [[GenreDeconstruction what kind of anime this is]], things end badly for her. [[BreakTheCutie Very]], [[DespairEventHorizon very]] [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie badly]].
8th Nov '16 6:21:02 AM Dravencour
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* [[TheCape Sayaka Miki]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' once she becomes a magical girl (even dressed in a costume [[InvokedTrope with a]] [[SuperheroesWearCapes cape]]) sees herself as a hero, saving Mitakihara from witches and their familiars. Until it goes horribly downward with her once she realizes [[OurLichesAreDifferent what she really is]], and confesses she's been dumb, and ultimately becomes [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie a witch]].

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* [[TheCape Sayaka Miki]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' once she becomes a magical girl (even dressed in a costume [[InvokedTrope with a]] [[SuperheroesWearCapes cape]]) sees herself as a hero, saving Mitakihara from witches and their familiars. Until it goes horribly downward with her once she realizes [[OurLichesAreDifferent what she really is]], is]] and what transpired from her [[SecretlySelfish not-so-selfless]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wish]], confesses she's been dumb, stupid, and ultimately becomes [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie a witch]].
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