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20th May '18 3:39:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Goku at the start of the series. Nothing was known about his past other than he was found in the mountains by his grandfather and was raised in isolation for a number of years. Other than that, everything about Goku was up in the air like why he was so powerful, had a tail, and why he turned into a big ape during a full moon. His friends and enemies openly debated if he was even human. By ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', we learned he's a HumanAlien from a warrior race and he's actually a weakling by their standards. Even then, his ungodly strength and seemingly endless potential still isn't fully explained given he outpaces the Saiyan Prince, who is said to be ''the'' strongest their race have to offer. Part of it is a lot of hard work, but, as the series has shown, hard work alone can't catch natural talent unless it isn't maintain. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler:Zamasu becomes so obsessed with Goku's power and endless growth that he actually uses the Super Dragon Balls to take his body, abandoning his godly form]].

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** Goku at the start of the series. Nothing was known about his past other than he was found in the mountains by his grandfather and was raised in isolation for a number of years. Other than that, everything about Goku was up in the air like why he was so powerful, had a tail, and why he turned into a big ape during a full moon. His friends and enemies openly debated if he was even human. By ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', we learned he's a HumanAlien from a warrior race and he's actually a weakling by their standards. Even then, his ungodly strength and seemingly endless potential still isn't fully explained given he outpaces the Saiyan Prince, who is said to be ''the'' strongest their race have to offer. Part of it is a lot of hard work, but, as the series has shown, hard work alone can't catch natural talent unless it isn't maintain.maintained. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler:Zamasu becomes so obsessed with Goku's power and endless growth that he actually uses the Super Dragon Balls to take his body, abandoning his godly form]].
17th May '18 7:09:29 PM rjd1922
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** Goku at the start of the series. Nothing was known about his past other than he was found in the mountains by his grandfather and was raised in isolation for a number of years. Other than that, everything about Goku was up in the air like why he was so powerful, had a tail, and why he turned into a big ape during a full moon. His friends and enemies openly debated if he was even human. By ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', we learned he's a HumanAlien from a warrior race and he's actually a weakling by their standards. Even then, his ungodly strength and seemingly endless potential still isn't fully explain given he outpaces the Saiyan Prince, who is said to be ''the'' strongest their race have to offer. Part of it is a lot of hard work, but, as the series has shown, hard work alone can't catch natural talent unless it isn't maintain. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler: Zamasu becomes so obsessed with Goku's power and endless growth that he actually uses the Super Dragon Balls to take his body, abandoning his godly form]].

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** Goku at the start of the series. Nothing was known about his past other than he was found in the mountains by his grandfather and was raised in isolation for a number of years. Other than that, everything about Goku was up in the air like why he was so powerful, had a tail, and why he turned into a big ape during a full moon. His friends and enemies openly debated if he was even human. By ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', we learned he's a HumanAlien from a warrior race and he's actually a weakling by their standards. Even then, his ungodly strength and seemingly endless potential still isn't fully explain explained given he outpaces the Saiyan Prince, who is said to be ''the'' strongest their race have to offer. Part of it is a lot of hard work, but, as the series has shown, hard work alone can't catch natural talent unless it isn't maintain. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler: Zamasu [[spoiler:Zamasu becomes so obsessed with Goku's power and endless growth that he actually uses the Super Dragon Balls to take his body, abandoning his godly form]].
5th May '18 1:38:15 PM oforiousmic
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* In ''Literature/[[Victoria}}'', [[TheChessmaster William Kraft's]] background is never revealed, but he appears fairly wealthy and extremely well-connected, even on the international scene, and is a major charismatic leader, military strategist and political mastermind in spite of his complete lack of official credentials and often [[BornInTheWrongCentury eccentric]] habits.

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* In ''Literature/[[Victoria}}'', ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', [[TheChessmaster William Kraft's]] background is never revealed, but he appears fairly wealthy and extremely well-connected, even on the international scene, and is a major charismatic leader, military strategist and political mastermind in spite of his complete lack of official credentials and often [[BornInTheWrongCentury eccentric]] habits.
27th Apr '18 3:45:02 AM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger'' went decades without any kind of "origin", until DC did a special issue of ''Secret Origins'' that offered four different, contradictory explanations for his mysterious abilities. Nowadays, most fans and many writers treat Alan Moore's tale [[spoiler: of an angel who wouldn't choose sides in the War in Heaven]] as the ''de facto'' origin.

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* ''ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger'' went decades without any kind of "origin", until DC did a special issue of ''Secret Origins'' ''ComicBook/SecretOrigins'' that offered four different, contradictory explanations for his mysterious abilities. Nowadays, most fans and many writers treat Alan Moore's tale [[spoiler: of an angel who wouldn't choose sides in the War in Heaven]] as the ''de facto'' origin.
19th Apr '18 6:03:04 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/[[Victoria}}'', [[TheChessmaster William Kraft's]] background is never revealed, but he appears fairly wealthy and extremely well-connected, even on the international scene, and is a major charismatic leader, military strategist and political mastermind in spite of his complete lack of official credentials and often [[BornInTheWrongCentury eccentric]] habits.
14th Apr '18 10:13:23 PM nombretomado
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* Walter C. Dornez is an ordinary human but one of the deadliest characters in ''{{Hellsing}}'' thanks to his RazorFloss, and that's in a setting full of vampires and other weirdness. But while ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' more or less gives explanations for every other character's abilities, it's never said how or why Walter can use his RazorFloss in ways that don't even pretend to follow the laws of physics. Even at the age of ''14'', no less.

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* Walter C. Dornez is an ordinary human but one of the deadliest characters in ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' thanks to his RazorFloss, and that's in a setting full of vampires and other weirdness. But while ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' ''Hellsing'' more or less gives explanations for every other character's abilities, it's never said how or why Walter can use his RazorFloss in ways that don't even pretend to follow the laws of physics. Even at the age of ''14'', no less.
18th Mar '18 2:22:48 PM costanton11
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It should be noted, that they only are this trope if they are genuinely unique in their setting. If "he/she must be a TimeLord" is a [[EpilepticTrees workable explanation]] for a character and the series ''isn't even Series/DoctorWho'', odds are it's this trope. [[note]]Or you've been spending too much time in the WildMassGuessing page.[[/note]] They can be anyone from a [[GreatGazoo near omnipotent being]] to a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} mere weirdo]], but that does not make them any less weird either way.

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It should be noted, that they only are this trope if they are genuinely unique in their setting. If "he/she must be a TimeLord" JustForFun/TimeLord" is a [[EpilepticTrees workable explanation]] for a character and the series ''isn't even Series/DoctorWho'', odds are it's this trope. [[note]]Or you've been spending too much time in the WildMassGuessing page.[[/note]] They can be anyone from a [[GreatGazoo near omnipotent being]] to a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} mere weirdo]], but that does not make them any less weird either way.
10th Mar '18 2:43:46 PM EDP
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* While most of ''Manga/SailorMoon''[='=]s Minako Aino's [[RenaissanceWoman many abilities]] are explained by her training as a Sailor Soldier, once in a while she shows one that comes out of the blue, such as having been a decent martial artist and a formidable athlete ''before'' becoming a Sailor Soldier or being a decent hairdresser. It's hinted she grew up abroad, but as [[MysteriousPast it's never explored beyond small scattered hints]] there's no confirmation.

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* While most of ''Manga/SailorMoon''[='=]s Minako Aino's [[RenaissanceWoman [[RenaissanceMan many abilities]] are explained by her training as a Sailor Soldier, once in a while she shows one that comes out of the blue, such as having been a decent martial artist and a formidable athlete ''before'' becoming a Sailor Soldier or being a decent hairdresser. It's hinted she grew up abroad, but as [[MysteriousPast it's never explored beyond small scattered hints]] there's no confirmation.
10th Mar '18 2:41:46 PM EDP
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* While most of ''Manga/SailorMoon''[='=]s Minako Aino's [[RenaissanceWoman many abilities]] are explained by her training as a Sailor Soldier, once in a while she shows one that comes out of the blue, such as having been a decent martial artist and a formidable athlete ''before'' becoming a Sailor Soldier or being a decent hairdresser. It's hinted she grew up abroad, but as [[MysteriousPast it's never explored beyond small scattered hints]] there's no confirmation.
12th Dec '17 4:40:26 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor, towards the start of his [[LongRunners decades long run]], was a bizarre man with no solid explanation for his story-generating time-travelling abilities. Since then much background information has been stated, but the most important piece - that his species are [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien ultra-powerful]] masters of time and he's on the run from them - was revealed back in 1969, and large gaps in his past and character are half-shrouded and still strange. Various {{Retcon}}s and attempts to explain things (or make things more complicated) have been attempted, but it's generally accepted the Doctor will always retain some level of mystery.
** His EvilCounterpart the Master is similar. The new series made an effort to provide an explanation for his madness and megalomania but it still leaves some holes, and his past relationship and [[FoeYay obsession]] with the Doctor is still unexplained.
** [[HumanoidAbomination The Weeping Angels]] are one of the most terrifying monsters in the entire history of the series partially because of this trope. No effort is made to explain their origin or motivations and what little ''is'' known about them is only barely understood.
*** To the point where Rassilon, the founder of Time Lord society, once even referred to them as "the Weeping Angels of Old", implying that they not only predate the Time Lords, but even ''they'' don't know what the hell they actually are?!

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The
Doctor, towards the start of his their [[LongRunners decades long run]], was a bizarre man with no solid explanation for his story-generating time-travelling abilities. Since then much background information has been stated, but the most important piece - that his their species are [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien ultra-powerful]] masters of time and he's they're on the run from them - was revealed back in 1969, and large gaps in his the Doctor's past and character are half-shrouded and still strange. Various {{Retcon}}s and attempts to explain things (or make things more complicated) have been attempted, but it's generally accepted the Doctor will always retain some level of mystery.
** His EvilCounterpart The Master, the Master Doctor's EvilCounterpart, is similar. The new series made an effort to provide an explanation for his madness and megalomania Russel T Davies added a vague 'origin story' in the revival, but it still leaves left some holes, and his their past relationship and [[FoeYay obsession]] with the Doctor is still unexplained.
unexplained. All we know for sure is that the two of them used to be best friends, and still are on some level no matter how often the Master tries to take over the world.
** [[HumanoidAbomination The Weeping Angels]] are one of the most terrifying monsters in the entire history of the series partially because of this trope. No effort is made to explain their origin or motivations and what little ''is'' known about them is only barely understood.
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understood. To the point where Rassilon, the founder of Time Lord society, once even referred to them as "the Weeping Angels of Old", implying that they not only predate the Time Lords, but even ''they'' don't know what the hell they actually are?!
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