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28th Oct '17 10:51:36 PM creader
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13th Oct '17 11:47:14 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' backstory, Tiber Septim was the [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder]] of the Third Tamriellic Empire who [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended after his death]] as [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]], the Ninth Divine. When the [[OldMaster Greybeards]] summoned him, he jumped at the chance. He went to them, accepted their title, studied with them to increase the power of his [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]], and ventured south to Cyrodiil to forge an empire on their word. While [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade official Imperial orthodoxy]] records him as humble and pious, more heretical (and realistic) stories note Septim's [[AmbitionIsEvil extreme ambition]] playing a role.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' the series' backstory, near the end of the 2nd Era, the [[OldMaster Greybeards]] summoned TheChosenOne who would who would [[TheConqueror restore the Empire]] and [[ScrewYouElves conquer the elves]] to High Hrothgar, their monastery on [[TheTower the Throat of the World]]. Two heroes of mankind jumped at this call:
*** Wulfharth Ash-King, the legendary ancient King of the Nords, famous [[GodInHumanForm Shezarrine]] who [[EternalHero had died and come back to life]] at least three times, and noted [[FantasticRacism Elf-hater]], jumped at the call and went to the Greybeards. Instead, Wulfharth is "[[RefusedByTheCall blasted to ash]]" by the Greybeards, who say that he is not the one.
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Tiber Septim was the [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder]] of the Third Tamriellic Empire who [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended after his death]] as [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]], the Ninth Divine. When the [[OldMaster Greybeards]] Greybeards summoned him, he jumped at the chance. He went to them, accepted their title, studied with them to increase the power of his [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]], and ventured south to Cyrodiil to forge an empire on their word. While [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade official Imperial orthodoxy]] records him as humble and pious, more heretical (and realistic) stories note Septim's [[AmbitionIsEvil extreme ambition]] playing a role.
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10th Oct '17 12:54:42 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' backstory, Tiber Septim was the [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder]] of the Third Tamriellic Empire who [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended after his death]] as [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]], the Ninth Divine. When the [[OldMaster Greybeards]] summoned him, he jumped at the chance. He went to them, accepted their title, studied with them to increase the power of his [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]], and ventured south to Cyrodiil to forge an empire on their word. While [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade official Imperial orthodoxy]] records him as humble and pious, more heretical (and realistic) stories note Septim's [[AmbitionIsEvil extreme ambition]] playing a role.
19th Sep '17 6:20:51 AM nighttrainfm
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* Most of the Origin stories in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' allow the player character to either drag his/her feet and try to reject recruitment by the Grey Wardens, or eagerly badger authority figures to be allowed to join.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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Most of the Origin stories in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' allow the player character to either drag his/her feet and try to reject recruitment by the Grey Wardens, or eagerly badger authority figures to be allowed to join.
15th Sep '17 8:06:41 AM AkiraKusanagi
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* UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin jumped at the call when he took the post as the ship's naturalist on board the ''HMS Beagle'', a move which eventually resulted in the development and publication of his revolutionary Theory of Natural Selection. (Although he was reluctant to publish his evolutionary theories, when his friends called him to do so, predicting how the world at large would react.)

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* UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin jumped at the call when he took the post as the ship's naturalist on board the ''HMS Beagle'', a move which eventually resulted in the development and publication of his revolutionary Theory of Natural Selection. (Although he was reluctant to publish his evolutionary theories, when his friends called him to do so, predicting how the world at large would react.)react).
15th Sep '17 8:06:03 AM AkiraKusanagi
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* UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin jumped at the call when he took the post as the ship's naturalist on board the ''HMS Beagle'', a move which eventually resulted in the development and publication of his revolutionary Theory of Natural Selection. (Although he was reluctant to publish his evolutionary theories, when his friends called him to do so, predicting how the world at large would react.

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* UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin jumped at the call when he took the post as the ship's naturalist on board the ''HMS Beagle'', a move which eventually resulted in the development and publication of his revolutionary Theory of Natural Selection. (Although he was reluctant to publish his evolutionary theories, when his friends called him to do so, predicting how the world at large would react.)
9th Sep '17 3:44:28 PM VulgarBee
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* Monkey D. Luffy from ''OnePiece''. Can you picture him wanting to be anything but a pirate?

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* Monkey D. Luffy from ''OnePiece''.''Manga/OnePiece''. Can you picture him wanting to be anything but a pirate?



** Interestingly, a early short story that would later evolve into ''OnePiece'' exists. After eating the Devil Fruit and losing the ability to swim, he tells his grandfather (who owned the fruit) he's fine with it since he doesn't want to become a pirate anyway. However, at the end of the story his cool slips and he admits he's devastated since he wants to become a pirate more than anything. (As this doesn't match Luffy's backstory in the series, this cannot be considered canon.)

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** Interestingly, a early short story that would later evolve into ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' exists. After eating the Devil Fruit and losing the ability to swim, he tells his grandfather (who owned the fruit) he's fine with it since he doesn't want to become a pirate anyway. However, at the end of the story his cool slips and he admits he's devastated since he wants to become a pirate more than anything. (As this doesn't match Luffy's backstory in the series, this cannot be considered canon.)
17th Aug '17 11:49:25 AM nighttrainfm
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* Steve Rogers in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' was very eager to answer the call, despite being put on hold multiple times due to his poor health. When offered the chance, he jumps at it with all his might and does everything he can to make sure he uses his powers for good. This logic also extends to his friends, who are only too happy to follow him into battle even after just escaping near-certain death.
* This is part of the reason why the ''Film/IronMan'' films have been so successful. In contrast to heroes like Spider-Man and Batman, Tony Stark is a man who seems to genuinely enjoy being a hero and makes the most of his talents. It's refreshing to see a film where being a superhero actually looks fun and not like a chore.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** This is part of the reason why the ''Film/IronMan'' films have been so successful. In contrast to heroes like Spider-Man and Batman, Tony Stark is a man who seems to genuinely enjoy being a hero and makes the most of his talents. It's refreshing to see a film where being a superhero actually looks fun and not like a chore.
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Steve Rogers in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' was very eager to answer the call, despite being put on hold multiple times due to his poor health. When offered the chance, he jumps at it with all his might and does everything he can to make sure he uses his powers for good. This logic also extends to his friends, who are only too happy to follow him into battle even after just escaping near-certain death.
* This is part of the reason why the ''Film/IronMan'' films have been so successful. In contrast to heroes like ** The MCU Spider-Man and Batman, is ''so'' eager to answer the call, Tony Stark is a man who seems tries to genuinely enjoy being a hero and makes the get him to slow down (without much success). He spends most of his talents. It's refreshing solo movie specifically trying to see a film prove himself to the Avengers, to the point where being a superhero actually looks fun and not like a chore.he nearly forgets his original motive of helping the little guy.
17th Aug '17 11:46:02 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor didn't jump at the call; he stole a TARDIS and went looking for it.
** In terms of the Doctor's companions, this serves as a distinction between the old and the new series. Becoming a companion in the old series is much less voluntary, a moment of [[CuriousAsAMonkey what's in that box]] and sometimes continues under some duress. In the current series, the Doctor seems to choose his companions based on this trope. The more reluctant ones (such as Mickey and Rory) have to work a bit harder for him to take them seriously.
** Jenny, the Doctor's daughter / OppositeSexClone from series 4, follows in her Dad's footsteps [[spoiler: after recovering from a DisneyDeath]], stealing a spaceship and flying off in search of adventure.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Doctor didn't just jump at the call; he call, they stole a TARDIS and went looking for it.
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** In terms of the Doctor's companions, this serves as a distinction between the old and the new series. Becoming a companion in the old series is much less voluntary, a moment of [[CuriousAsAMonkey what's in that box]] and sometimes continues under some duress. In the current series, the Doctor seems to choose his pick companions based on this trope. The more reluctant ones (such as Mickey and Rory) have to work a bit lot harder for him to take them be taken seriously.
** Jenny, the Tenth Doctor's daughter / OppositeSexClone from series 4, follows in her Dad's footsteps [[spoiler: after recovering from a DisneyDeath]], stealing a spaceship and flying off in search of adventure.
14th Aug '17 9:07:48 AM Gregzilla
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* Not only does Jeremy of ''{{Literature/Abominable}}'' jump at the call when his aunt and uncle offer to teach him how to become TheHunter, he's prepared to sneak out of his house ''to another state'' with them if his parents try and stop him.

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* Not only does Jeremy of ''{{Literature/Abominable}}'' jump at the call when his aunt and uncle offer to teach him how to become TheHunter, a HunterOfMonsters, he's prepared to sneak out of his house ''to another state'' with them if his parents try and stop him.
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