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24th Jun '16 6:10:54 AM StFan
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--> "We ''ACT'' normal, Mom! I wanna ''BE'' normal! The only one who's normal is Jack-Jack, and he's not even ''toilet-trained!''"

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--> "We -->'''Violet:''' We ''ACT'' normal, Mom! I wanna ''BE'' normal! The only one who's normal is Jack-Jack, and he's not even ''toilet-trained!''"''toilet-trained!''



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* Robert Dreese in ''[[{{Literature/MGP}} Magical Girl Policy]]'' experiences this when he learns of the plans that Fate has for him.



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** Buffy often had bouts of wanting to be normal.
--> '''Buffy''': I just want to be alone and quiet in a room with a chair and a fireplace and a tea cozy. I don't even know what a tea cozy is, but I want one.

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** Buffy often had has bouts of wanting to be normal.
--> '''Buffy''': --->'''Buffy:''' I just want to be alone and quiet in a room with a chair and a fireplace and a tea cozy. I don't even know what a tea cozy is, but I want one.



-->''"What's a 'normal life' in the Buffy universe? How does she even have a concept of what normal is? Keep in mind, it's not like the demons only reveal themselves to her because she's a slayer, and everyone else gets to spend Saturday at the mall. The demons are real for everyone -- [[CrapsackWorld Sunnydale is a war zone.]] The only difference is that everyone else is helpless and she isn't.''\\
''"Over seven seasons, we see enough bodies pile up in that town to know that the idea of normalcy doesn't exist for anyone. The show is set in a horrifying universe where every day, 'normal' people have to worry about their organs being harvested, getting eviscerated by She-Mantises or being eaten by bullies possessed by demonic hyenas. Well over 10 students and faculty die every season at Sunnydale High School, and 100 percent of those deaths are murder by some supernatural creature. Being 'normal' means being a vulnerable hunk of meat just burning time before getting eaten by a demon.''\\
''"Buffy hasn't sacrificed her life for her powers; her powers are the only thing ensuring that she has a life. She is one of the few people capable of even stepping foot outside her house at night without having to worry about something crawling out of hell and planting eggs in her chest."''

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-->''"What's --->''What's a 'normal life' "normal life" in the Buffy universe? How does she even have a concept of what normal is? Keep in mind, it's not like the demons only reveal themselves to her because she's a slayer, and everyone else gets to spend Saturday at the mall. The demons are real for everyone -- [[CrapsackWorld Sunnydale is a war zone.]] The only difference is that everyone else is helpless and she isn't.''\\
''"Over
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Over
seven seasons, we see enough bodies pile up in that town to know that the idea of normalcy doesn't exist for anyone. The show is set in a horrifying universe where every day, 'normal' "normal" people have to worry about their organs being harvested, getting eviscerated by She-Mantises or being eaten by bullies possessed by demonic hyenas. Well over 10 students and faculty die every season at Sunnydale High School, and 100 percent of those deaths are murder by some supernatural creature. Being 'normal' "normal" means being a vulnerable hunk of meat just burning time before getting eaten by a demon.''\\
''"Buffy
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Buffy
hasn't sacrificed her life for her powers; her powers are the only thing ensuring that she has a life. She is one of the few people capable of even stepping foot outside her house at night without having to worry about something crawling out of hell and planting eggs in her chest."''
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* So did the witches from ''Series/{{Charmed}}''
** That is an understatement. It is the plot for every other episode.
** Phoebe seems to like being a witch, though. In spite of having the lamest power of all of them.
*** She did like being a witch until she married Cole. After losing all of her powers, she was happy with it since she hated being an Empath.

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* So did do the witches from ''Series/{{Charmed}}''
** That is an understatement.
''Series/{{Charmed}}''. It is the plot for every other episode.
** Phoebe seems to like being a witch, though. In though; in spite of having the lamest power of all of them.
*** She did like being a witch until
them. Until she married Cole. Cole, at least. After losing all of her powers, she was is happy with it since she hated being an Empath.









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* In ''WebVideo/ThePlatoonOfPowerSquadron'', Virginia is so opposed to the idea of having powers, she tries to get a friend to come up with a cure not only for herself, but for her to slip into the drinks of her other super-powered friends. Jonas isn't very eager to use his powers either, saying that Donald's whole “Fate gave us these powers for a reason so we have to experiment with them and save everyone and be heroes!!!” mentality rubbed off on him to the point where he lost control over them enough to use them in his sleep.

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* In ''WebVideo/ThePlatoonOfPowerSquadron'', Virginia is so opposed to the idea of having powers, she tries to get a friend to come up with a cure not only for herself, but for her to slip into the drinks of her other super-powered friends. Jonas isn't very eager to use his powers either, saying that Donald's whole “Fate "Fate gave us these powers for a reason so we have to experiment with them and save everyone and be heroes!!!” heroes!!!" mentality rubbed off on him to the point where he lost control over them enough to use them in his sleep.



* In {{Literature/Worm}} members of the Travelers like Noelle and Sundancer wish they had a nice, normal life without their powers. Presumably holds true for others who would have gained powers from trigger events.

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* In {{Literature/Worm}} ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' members of the Travelers like Noelle and Sundancer wish they had a nice, normal life without their powers. Presumably holds true for others who would have gained powers from trigger events.



* {{Literature/Enter The Farside}}: Despite being gifted with immense strength and physical durability, Shaun just wants to be a normal person who goes through school and has a regular life.
* ''Literature/{{These days}}'': Considering that Lilly was not only confessed to by her best friend, in the weeks since then she [[spoiler:gained the unstable ability to mind read]], [[spoiler:time traveled]], and nearly [[spoiler:got killed, thrice]], it's no wonder she feels that way.

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* {{Literature/Enter The Farside}}: ''Literature/EnterTheFarside'': Despite being gifted with immense strength and physical durability, Shaun just wants to be a normal person who goes through school and has a regular life.
* ''Literature/{{These days}}'': ''Literature/TheseDays'': Considering that Lilly was not only confessed to by her best friend, in the weeks since then she [[spoiler:gained the unstable ability to mind read]], [[spoiler:time traveled]], and nearly [[spoiler:got killed, thrice]], it's no wonder she feels that way.



* Robert Dreese in ''Literature/MagicalGirlPolicy'' experiences this when he learns of the plans that Fate has for him.



20th Jun '16 1:56:00 PM Viper16
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** It's then subverted in the series finale, where the heroes admit that even if they ''did'' stop being fugitives and were able to settle down... [[ChronicHeroSyndrome they'd probably just end up doing the same thing]].
10th Jun '16 10:59:36 PM ultimomant
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* Batman has been shown to be willing to give up ever becoming Batman if he could live as Bruce Wayne with his parents instead. This was actually a plot point when Clark and Bruce travelled through time, and Bruce stopped his parents from dying.

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* Batman Franchise/{{Batman}} has been shown to be willing to give up ever becoming Batman if he could live as Bruce Wayne with his parents instead. This was actually a plot point when Clark and Bruce travelled through time, and Bruce stopped his parents from dying.


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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': Godzilla Junior's greatest dream is to live the rest of his life in peace. As long as there are evil Kaiju and evil aliens threatening the world, he will continue to fight and lead the Defenders.
20th May '16 1:25:58 PM ultimomant
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** Kakeru Kamisato used to be an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent when he suddenly gained the ability World Rejector, making him one of the most powerful characters in the series. He ''greatly'' dislikes this and being thrust into the role of a hero. Also, he believes the girls in his UnwantedHarem only like him because of his power. His dislike of having powers is so great that he starts attacking the Magic Gods, believing they were responsible for giving him his powers.

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** Kakeru Kamisato used to be an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent when he suddenly gained the ability World Rejector, Rejecter, making him one of the most powerful characters in the series. He ''greatly'' dislikes this and being thrust into the role of a hero. Also, he believes the girls in his UnwantedHarem only like him because of his power. His dislike of having powers is so great that he starts attacking the Magic Gods, believing they were responsible for giving him his powers.
6th May '16 3:29:32 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* Inverted in Avril Lavigne's ''Anything But Ordinary''.
6th May '16 3:06:52 PM ZaklogtheGreat
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* In ''Literature/HallowMass'', Mercy O’Connor really doesn’t want to be one of the last defenders of mankind against the monstrosities summoned at Dunwich. What she really wants is to have another drink, make some money off of selling formula, and possibly land a decent boyfriend. Circumstances dictate otherwise, however.
2nd May '16 10:39:55 AM erforce
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* John Conner from ''Film/TheTerminator''.

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* %%* John Conner Connor from ''Film/TheTerminator''.''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''.
27th Apr '16 12:16:41 PM ultimomant
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* [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' would rather study science than fight crime as an Avenger, which conflicts with his TechnicalPacifist beliefs. Opposite of his girlfriend Wasp, who loves being a supherhero (and isn't happy that Hank doesn't feel the same way).

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[[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' would rather study science than fight crime as an Avenger, which conflicts with his TechnicalPacifist beliefs. Opposite of his girlfriend Wasp, who loves being a supherhero superhero (and isn't happy that Hank doesn't feel the same way).
14th Apr '16 10:25:06 AM fq
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* Ben Grimm from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', hates his super-powered self and wants nothing more than to be normal again. It's driven him to attempt suicide at least once..

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* Ben Grimm from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' hates his super-powered self and wants nothing more than to be normal again. It's driven him to attempt suicide at least once..once.
11th Apr '16 1:11:15 PM towercurator
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* Irene in ''Literature/VoidDomain'' has quite grievous complaints about all the abnormal events that occur around the local WizardingSchool. Shalise qualifies to a lesser extent.
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