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20th Apr '16 4:25:43 PM dRoy
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* Volunteering for the military, but applying to enter the special forces isn't so much jumping at the call as it is running at the call with a knife while the call is deep in enemy territory and holed up in a secret complex filled with fanatical armed guards after you've been without rest, water, or food for three days in the desert and you don't have even half of what would normally be needed to get at the call.

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* Volunteering for the military, but applying military may or may not be this, because some people join it due to financial reasons. Applying to enter the special forces forces, however, isn't so much jumping at the call as it is running at the call with a knife while the call is deep in enemy territory and holed up in a secret complex filled with fanatical armed guards after you've been without rest, water, or food for three days in the desert and you don't have even half of what would normally be needed to get at the call.
20th Apr '16 8:55:43 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', when Karyl gets a job TrainingThePeacefulVillagers, he positively ''blooms'', turning from quiet, brooding man with penchant of getting lost in his own thoughts into a decisive, gleeful and energetic commandeer.
29th Mar '16 12:26:42 PM skidoo23
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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 companions based on this trope.

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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.duress,. In the current series, the Doctor seems to choose his companions based on this trope.


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** Although initially inverted with the [[spoiler: original version of]] Clara Oswald, who was quite hesitant to do anything with the Doctor who she thought initially a bit creepy, this trope, combined with InHarmsWay, becomes a defining aspect of the character -- and a constant source of concern (and, later, heartbreak) for the Doctor.
12th Mar '16 6:00:55 PM Gecko3
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* In ''VisualNovel/ShoujotachiWaKouyaOMezasu'', Teruha immediately volunteers to program the game for them after hearing about it. Since she doesn't know anyone else, Sayuki agrees to it.
6th Feb '16 12:52:45 PM eowynjedi
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* Despite being a KnightInSourArmor, Lulu has a habit of this in ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}''. She begs to become Lady Ginnem's guardian and doesn't hesitate to ask Zuke if she can do the same later in hopes of sparing Yuna. It goes to explain why she instantly volunteers to be Yuna's Final Aeon, the scene that opens the comic.
4th Feb '16 3:15:50 PM Dravencour
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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Kouji Kabuto. His grandfather died after explaining to him that Dr. Hell, an ex-colleague of his, was a MadScientist who wanted to TakeOverTheWorld, and had attempted against his life because he had built a HumongousMecha to stop him. After this, Kouji was just eager to pilot Mazinger-Z and avenge his grandfather's murder. In ''ShinMazingerZero'' we saw what could have happened if he RefusedTheCall. It was... ''non-pretty''.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Tetsuya Tsurugi has been a HumongousMecha pilot most of his life. He devotes himself to his job, loathes the idea of being just normal and is perfectly fine with having to kill giant monsters. However, he used to be a lonely, little orphan kid who yearned for a father. When Prof. Kabuto told him he would adopt him if he was willing to train to pilot a humongousMecha and defeat ancient bio-mechanical monsters from BeneathTheEarth, Tetsuya agreed ''gleefully''. Nevertheless, his obsessiveness combined with his abandonment issues, lacking of self-confidence and self-worth, and a massively low opinion of himself ([[InferioritySuperiorityComplex that he tried to hide behind a mask of arrogance and pride]]) led to many troubles and finally to a ''massive'' breakdown. His [[BattleCouple partner Jun]] also jumped at the call, but she managed to get it more together than him.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Duke Fleed subverts it slightly. He was a reluctant hero who hated fighting and just wanted being normal. [[AlienInvasion When the Vegans attacked]] he could have remained lying low and nobody would have him forced to battle. He willingly decided to fight, nonetheless (knowing the consequences of not acting are your new home will become an uninhabitable radioactive wasteland and all of the people you care for will be dead or enslaved no doubt factored into his decision).

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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Kouji Kabuto. His grandfather died after explaining to him that Dr. Hell, an ex-colleague of his, was a MadScientist who wanted to TakeOverTheWorld, and had attempted against his life tried to kill him because he had built a HumongousMecha to stop him. After this, Kouji was just eager to pilot Mazinger-Z and avenge his grandfather's murder. In ''ShinMazingerZero'' we saw what could have happened if he had RefusedTheCall. It was... ''non-pretty''.
''not pretty''.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Tetsuya Tsurugi has been a HumongousMecha pilot most of his life. He devotes himself to his job, loathes the idea of being just normal and is perfectly fine with having to kill giant monsters. However, he used to be a lonely, little orphan kid who yearned for a father. When Prof. Kabuto told him he would adopt him if he was willing to train to pilot a humongousMecha HumongousMecha and defeat ancient bio-mechanical monsters from BeneathTheEarth, Tetsuya agreed ''gleefully''. Nevertheless, his obsessiveness combined with his abandonment issues, lacking lack of self-confidence and self-worth, and a massively low opinion of himself ([[InferioritySuperiorityComplex that he tried to hide behind a mask of arrogance and pride]]) led to many troubles and finally to a ''massive'' breakdown. His [[BattleCouple partner Jun]] also jumped at the call, but she managed to get it more together than him.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Duke Fleed subverts it slightly. He was a reluctant hero who hated fighting and just wanted being to be normal. [[AlienInvasion When the Vegans attacked]] he could have remained lying just lain low and nobody would have him forced to him into battle. He willingly decided to fight, nonetheless (knowing that the consequences of not acting are involve your new home will become becoming an uninhabitable radioactive wasteland and all of the people you care for will be dead being killed or enslaved no doubt factored into his decision).



* Gai Daigoji from ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' (real name: Jiro Yamada, but he didn't think that sounded heroic enough) is so eager to be a [[HumongousMecha giant robot]] pilot that he arrives to his post three days ahead of schedule. He promptly breaks his leg from showing off (literally).

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* Gai Daigoji Daigouji from ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' (real name: Jiro Yamada, but he didn't think that sounded heroic enough) is so eager to be a [[HumongousMecha giant robot]] pilot that he arrives to his post three days ahead of schedule. He promptly breaks his leg from showing off (literally).



** It took her half a picosecond to immediately snog Negi when she learned this would give her magic powers. When this failed to work the first time ([[TeamPet Chamo]] didn't have the [[GeometricMagic contracting spell]] ready), the only reason it took her a little longer to snog him ''again'' was because Negi was ''running scared'' by then and she had to catch him first.

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** It took her half a picosecond to immediately snog Negi when she learned this would give her magic powers. When this failed to work the first time ([[TeamPet Chamo]] didn't have the [[GeometricMagic contracting spell]] ready), the only reason it took her a little longer to snog him ''again'' was because poor Negi was ''running scared'' by then and she had to catch him first.



* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Light Yagami: "I just killed two men... no wait... this is exactly what I've been thinking about lately. The world is rotting and those who are making it rot deserve to die!" Normal kid to AGodAmI in less than a 5-minute sequence.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Light Yagami: "I just killed two men... no wait... this is exactly what I've been thinking about lately. The world is rotting and those who are making it rot deserve to die!" Normal kid to AGodAmI [[AGodAmI murderous megalomaniac]] in less than a 5-minute sequence.



* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' gives us the main characgter, who accidentally discovers a witch's true identity and gets her transformed into a green... blob or something. When said witch says Doremi must compensate via becoming her apprentice...

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* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' gives us the main characgter, character, who accidentally discovers a witch's true identity and gets her transformed into a green... blob or something. When said witch says Doremi must compensate via becoming her apprentice...
1st Feb '16 6:08:19 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* Travis Touchdown of ''NoMoreHeroes'' fame is an otaku who spends 95% of his time watching wrestling tapes, various anime, and occasionally going out and slaughtering en masse. He literally buys a beam katana off of eBay, then when a random woman in a bar asks him to decapitate someone with it, is only too happy to do so. Then again, he also loves to grab the IdiotBall as well.

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* Travis Touchdown of ''NoMoreHeroes'' ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' fame is an otaku who spends 95% of his time watching wrestling tapes, various anime, and occasionally going out and slaughtering en masse. He literally buys a beam katana off of eBay, then when a random woman in a bar asks him to decapitate someone with it, is only too happy to do so. Then again, he also loves to grab the IdiotBall as well.
31st Jan '16 1:28:56 PM FekketCantenel
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* In Michael C. Bailey's ''Literature/ActionFigures - Issue One: Secret Origins'', Matt. He conjoles the other along

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* In Michael C. Bailey's ''Literature/ActionFigures - Issue One: Secret Origins'', Matt. He Matt conjoles the other alongothers along.
* The title character in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' mostly focuses on the downsides and horrors of being infected with an immortal needle symbiote, but her best friend loves it and quickly decides to become a vigilante monster-hunter.
25th Jan '16 8:45:17 AM PhiSat
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'': Due to having heard so many stories about his father's adventures as a great hero, Kyle Dunamis is obsessed with becoming a hero himself, and jumps as soon as a MysteriousWaif claims to be looking for one, no questions asked.
8th Jan '16 5:23:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Hunter Steele in ''SpiderRiders'' definitely fits this trope. Heck he had to go out of his way to prove he was a rider. Not to mention swallowing his pride and actually asking for help from Shadow.

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* Hunter Steele in ''SpiderRiders'' ''Anime/SpiderRiders'' definitely fits this trope. Heck he had to go out of his way to prove he was a rider. Not to mention swallowing his pride and actually asking for help from Shadow.
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