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24th Jul '16 10:37:14 AM nombretomado
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* 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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* CharlesDarwin 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.
18th Jul '16 7:51:46 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/DestinedToLead'' The main character Kajiya, is certainly this. But her eagerness to JumpAtTheCall caused her to fall flat on her face. She ends up getting banished from the very tribe she is destined to lead.

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* ''Literature/DestinedToLead'' ''Literature/DestinedToLead'': The main character character, Kajiya, is certainly this. But her eagerness to JumpAtTheCall Jump at the Call caused her to fall flat on her face. She ends up getting banished from the very tribe she is destined to lead.



* The title character in Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax series went to the CIA to volunteer to become a spy. She's surprisingly effective in spite of -- or perhaps because of -- being a sweet little old lady who looks like she wouldn't harm a fly.

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* The title character in Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax ''Literature/MrsPollifax'' series went to the CIA to volunteer to become a spy.spy because she was finding retirement boring. She's surprisingly effective in spite of -- or perhaps because of -- being a sweet little old lady who looks like she wouldn't harm a fly.
10th Jul '16 5:31:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[PrydainChronicles The Chronicles of Prydain]]'', Taran jumped ''into'' the (literal) thornbush of adventure. When older and more experienced, he looked back at that incident as a sign of what an impulsive idiot he was when all he wanted was an adventure.

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* In ''[[PrydainChronicles The Chronicles of Prydain]]'', the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', Taran jumped ''into'' the (literal) thornbush of adventure. When older and more experienced, he looked back at that incident as a sign of what an impulsive idiot he was when all he wanted was an adventure.
28th Jun '16 6:14:07 PM Adept
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* The protagonist in ''QuestForGloryI: So You Want To Be A Hero'' goes out looking for quests to complete so that he can gain the title of hero after graduating from the "Famous Adventurer's Correspondance School".

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* The protagonist in ''QuestForGloryI: ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI: So You Want To Be A Hero'' goes out looking for quests to complete so that he can gain the title of hero after graduating from the "Famous Adventurer's Correspondance School".
26th Jun '16 4:35:39 PM eroock
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These heroes are excited when adventure comes calling. They never, ever, ''ever'' say "IJustWantToBeNormal". They already have a costume, already picked out a codename, and they have been practicing how to deliver a PreAssKickingOneLiner. They're already swallowing the [[RedPillBluePill red pill]] before you can even offer them the blue. About the worst thing you could do to them is to [[BroughtDownToNormal bring them down to normal.]] Or tell them someone else MissedTheCall. They don't even care that [[SourSupporter more experienced people are reluctant]]; LeastIsFirst.

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These heroes are excited when adventure comes calling. They never, ever, ''ever'' say "IJustWantToBeNormal". They already have a costume, already picked out a codename, and they have been practicing how to deliver a PreAssKickingOneLiner.PreAsskickingOneLiner. They're already swallowing the [[RedPillBluePill red pill]] before you can even offer them the blue. About the worst thing you could do to them is to [[BroughtDownToNormal bring them down to normal.]] Or tell them someone else MissedTheCall. They don't even care that [[SourSupporter more experienced people are reluctant]]; LeastIsFirst.
25th Jun '16 6:37:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'': the kids approach Metalhawk and ''ask'' him for The Call.

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* ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'': ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'': the kids approach Metalhawk and ''ask'' him for The Call.
22nd Jun '16 2:22:06 PM Willbyr
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* Once he learned there was a call to be answered, Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from ''TigerAndBunny'' charged in its direction and never looked back. Back in high school he spent most of his time trying to come up with cool superhero names and beating up street gangs as a "vanguard of justice".

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* Once he learned there was a call to be answered, Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' charged in its direction and never looked back. Back in high school he spent most of his time trying to come up with cool superhero names and beating up street gangs as a "vanguard of justice".
14th Jun '16 4:38:37 PM nighttrainfm
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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,. 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.
10th Jun '16 11:03:49 AM Doug86
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* William of ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', who is [[WideEyedIdealist eager]] to [[WarIsGlorious fight for his country on the front lines]] in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. [[spoiler: He finally gets drafted and goes to war....and is [[RealityEnsues mortally wounded at the battle of Amiens.]]]]

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* William of ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', who is [[WideEyedIdealist eager]] to [[WarIsGlorious fight for his country on the front lines]] in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. [[spoiler: He finally gets drafted and goes to war....and is [[RealityEnsues mortally wounded at the battle of Amiens.]]]]
4th Jun '16 4:08:49 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded in one of ''TheExecutioner'' novels. A female journalist asks VigilanteMan Mack Bolan why he's engaged in his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against TheMafia. Bolan replies that he was "simply the one there when the duty roster was handed out". When she scoffs at this answer, Bolan replies that, just as it's ridiculous for him to assume she should give up her career in journalism and become a housewife, it's ridiculous for her to think he'll forsake his far-more extensive military skills (which he lists in detail) and ignore what the mob is doing to his own country.

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* Lampshaded in one of ''TheExecutioner'' ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' novels. A female journalist asks VigilanteMan Mack Bolan why he's engaged in his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against TheMafia. Bolan replies that he was "simply the one there when the duty roster was handed out". When she scoffs at this answer, Bolan replies that, just as it's ridiculous for him to assume she should give up her career in journalism and become a housewife, it's ridiculous for her to think he'll forsake his far-more extensive military skills (which he lists in detail) and ignore what the mob is doing to his own country.
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