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25th Jun '17 9:49:01 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Compare and contrast IJustWantToBeSpecial, where the character [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin desires to be something]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to be special]]'' without necessarily being passionate about it.

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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. talent. Compare and contrast IJustWantToBeSpecial, where the character [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin desires to be something]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to be special]]'' something without necessarily being passionate about it.
24th Jun '17 2:19:43 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Also contrast with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when the character [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin desires to be something]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to be special]] without necessarily being passionate about it.

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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Also Compare and contrast with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when where the character [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin desires to be something]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to be special]] special]]'' without necessarily being passionate about it.
24th Jun '17 1:51:37 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Also contrast with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when the character [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin desires to be something ''to be special'']] without necessarily being passionate about it.

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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Also contrast with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when the character [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin desires to be something ''to something]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to be special'']] special]] without necessarily being passionate about it.
24th Jun '17 1:50:16 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Also contrast with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when the character [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin desires to be something to be special]] without necessarily being passionate about it.

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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Also contrast with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when the character [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin desires to be something to ''to be special]] special'']] without necessarily being passionate about it.
24th Jun '17 1:46:54 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Compare with DreamCrushingHandicap, where their lack of ability is due to a handicap, and the MinionWithAnFInEvil (if said minion actually wants to be a bad guy). Also compare the MuggleBornOfMages, who lacks the [[StockSuperpowers powers]] to follow in their parent's footsteps. The GiftedlyBad is oblivious to their lack of aptitude. Very much plays into HardWorkHardlyWorks. A subtrope of the TragicDream. Can lead to becoming TheResenter.

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Compare with DreamCrushingHandicap, where their lack of ability is due to a handicap, and the MinionWithAnFInEvil (if said minion actually wants to be a bad guy). Also compare the MuggleBornOfMages, who lacks the [[StockSuperpowers powers]] "talents"]] to follow in their superpowered parent's footsteps. The GiftedlyBad is oblivious to their lack of aptitude. Very much plays into HardWorkHardlyWorks. A subtrope of the TragicDream. Can lead to becoming TheResenter.
24th Jun '17 1:45:31 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Also contrast with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when the character desires to be something [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to be special]] rather than being passionate about it.

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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Also contrast with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when the character desires to be something [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin desires to be something to be special]] rather than without necessarily being passionate about it.
24th Jun '17 1:43:47 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Compare with DreamCrushingHandicap, where their lack of ability is due to a handicap, and the MinionWithAnFInEvil (if said minion actually wants to be a bad guy). Also compare the MuggleBornOfMages, who lacks the [[StockSuperpowers powers]] to follow in their parent's footsteps. The GiftedlyBad is oblivious to their lack of aptitude. Very much plays into HardWorkHardlyWorks. A subtrope of the TragicDream.

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Compare with DreamCrushingHandicap, where their lack of ability is due to a handicap, and the MinionWithAnFInEvil (if said minion actually wants to be a bad guy). Also compare the MuggleBornOfMages, who lacks the [[StockSuperpowers powers]] to follow in their parent's footsteps. The GiftedlyBad is oblivious to their lack of aptitude. Very much plays into HardWorkHardlyWorks. A subtrope of the TragicDream. Can lead to becoming TheResenter.
24th Jun '17 1:42:18 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Compare and contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Not to be confused with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when the character desires to be something [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin only to be special]] rather than being passionate about it.

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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce. Compare and contrast Contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Not to be confused Also contrast with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when the character desires to be something [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin only to be special]] rather than being passionate about it.
24th Jun '17 1:39:34 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Still [[{{Determinator}} he keeps working at it]] (possibly undergoing TrainingFromHell)... and [[CantCatchUp it doesn't help]]. (After all, HardWorkHardlyWorks.) And what's more, there will be no AppliedPhlebotinum or MagicFeather to smooth the way toward Bob's goals. He can't do it and that's that. Not to say that Bob is completely worthless. He may have plenty of viable talents. Just not the talent for what he desires to be.

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Still [[{{Determinator}} he keeps working at it]] (possibly undergoing TrainingFromHell)... and [[CantCatchUp it doesn't help]]. (After all, HardWorkHardlyWorks.) And what's more, there will be no AppliedPhlebotinum or MagicFeather to smooth the way toward Bob's goals. He can't do it and that's that. Not to say that Bob is completely worthless. He may have plenty of viable talents. Just talents; just not the talent for what he desires to be.



Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce.

Compare with DreamCrushingHandicap and ICouldaBeenAContender, where their lack of ability is due to a handicap, and the MinionWithAnFInEvil (if said minion actually wants to be a bad guy). Also compare the MuggleBornOfMages, who lacks the [[StockSuperpowers powers]] to follow in their parent's footsteps. The GiftedlyBad is oblivious to their lack of aptitude. Very much plays into HardWorkHardlyWorks. A subtrope of the TragicDream.

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Contrast with FakeUltimateHero, where the image is there, but the skills are not. A HeroicWannabe is likely to be this trope as well. Is the inverse of TheAce.

TheAce. Compare and contrast the DeafComposer, who definitely ''does'' have talent, but also a handicap that prevents them appreciating their works. Not to be confused with IJustWantToBeSpecial, when the character desires to be something [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin only to be special]] rather than being passionate about it.

Compare with DreamCrushingHandicap and ICouldaBeenAContender, DreamCrushingHandicap, where their lack of ability is due to a handicap, and the MinionWithAnFInEvil (if said minion actually wants to be a bad guy). Also compare the MuggleBornOfMages, who lacks the [[StockSuperpowers powers]] to follow in their parent's footsteps. The GiftedlyBad is oblivious to their lack of aptitude. Very much plays into HardWorkHardlyWorks. A subtrope of the TragicDream.
23rd Jun '17 6:29:43 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* Louise [[OverlyLongName Francoise Le Blanc de La Valiere]] "[[MaliciousMisnaming the Zero]]" and everyone else initially thought she was this. Louise desperately desires to become a powerful mage worthy of the noble Valliere family and [[TheAce her mother]], but every spell she casts blows up in her face, and she was only saved from expulsion when she summons an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent as her familiar. Eventually subverted when [[spoiler: she is revealed to be a user of a powerful and lost type of magic]], and her success rate with more mundane spells goes up later on.

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* Louise [[OverlyLongName Francoise Le Blanc de La Valiere]] "[[MaliciousMisnaming the Zero]]" and everyone else initially thought she was this. Louise desperately desires to become a powerful mage worthy of [[TheMagocracy the noble Valliere family family]] and [[TheAce her mother]], but every spell she casts blows up in her face, and she was only saved from expulsion when she summons an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent as her familiar. Eventually subverted when [[spoiler: she is revealed to be a user of a powerful and lost type of magic]], and her success rate with some of the more mundane spells goes up later on.
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