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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.
19th Dec '15 4:48:24 PM nombretomado
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* Yuji Sakai from ''ShakuganNoShana'', once he learns that he's just a Torch and will disappear one of these days, figures that he'd rather do something else than just waiting until he disappears, and does what he can to aid the titular ActionGirlfriend, Shana.
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* Yuji Sakai from ''ShakuganNoShana'', ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', once he learns that he's just a Torch and will disappear one of these days, figures that he'd rather do something else than just waiting until he disappears, and does what he can to aid the titular ActionGirlfriend, Shana.
5th Dec '15 5:01:09 PM Griffonmender
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* ''Imperium: Augustus'' shows the titular character so eager to answer TheCall from his [[GaiusJuliusCaesar uncle Julius]] to fight in the CivilWar that he decided to do so even though he was sick and remains so in the way to battle.
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* ''Imperium: Augustus'' shows the titular character so eager to answer TheCall from his [[GaiusJuliusCaesar uncle Julius]] to fight in the CivilWar that he decided to do so even though he was sick and remains so in on the way to battle.

** It's subverted in the second book where many characters point out that Stephanie appears a bit ''too'' eager to join the supernatural world, and misses out on a lot of experiences with her family and people her own age and they try to explain to her that this is not a good thing (to little avail). It's most poignantly illustrated when the mirror image she sends to live her normal life tells her at one point that she has no friends at school (something she had been unaware of).
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** It's subverted in the second book where many characters point out that Stephanie appears a bit ''too'' eager to join the supernatural world, and misses out on a lot of experiences with her family and people her own age age, and they try to explain to her that this is not a good thing (to little avail). It's most poignantly illustrated when the mirror image she sends to live her normal life tells her at one point that she has no friends at school (something she had been unaware of).

* 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 of 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]]'', Taran jumped ''into'' the (literal) thornbush of adventure. When older and more experienced, he looked back at that incident of as a sign of what an impulsive idiot he was when all he wanted was an adventure.

* Sam Gamgee in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is thrilled by the prospect of "going to see Elves and all." Merry and Pippin are also insist on coming along - and even have a "conspiracy" set up to keep Frodo from leaving the Shire without them - but that's more the PowerOfFriendship.
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* Sam Gamgee in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is thrilled by the prospect of "going to see Elves and all." Merry and Pippin are also insist insistent on coming along - and even have a "conspiracy" set up to keep Frodo from leaving the Shire without them - but that's more the PowerOfFriendship.
5th Dec '15 4:53:12 PM Griffonmender
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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Downplayed with Shinji in chapter 1. When his father asked him piloting Unit 01 he was not particularly enthusiastic about it, but he agreed to do it because he thought NERV had no one else and he did not want that his father thought he was a coward. * Nonoko in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' is a little too eager to become a MagicalGirl. So when she's left with her brother's supernatural weapons and protective gear when the school he attends is attacked she is eager to go -- not to return her brother's stuff to him, but to rescue him.
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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Downplayed with Shinji in chapter 1. When his father asked him piloting Unit 01 he was not particularly enthusiastic about it, but he agreed to do it because he thought NERV had no one else and he did not want that his father thought to think he was a coward. * Nonoko in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' is a little too eager to become a MagicalGirl. So when she's left with her brother's supernatural weapons and protective gear when the school he attends is attacked attacked, she is eager to go -- not to return her brother's stuff to him, but to rescue him.

* Eidolon and Shift from ''Roleplay/DCNation'' are raging, hard-core superhero fanboys who totally jumped at the chance to become heroes in their own right. GreenLantern Travis Grey pickpocked his ring, used it to clean up his crappy, inner-city neighborhood. When the senior lanterns come back for the ring, he just dares them to take it. Guy is so impressed by this, he offers to train the kid.
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* Eidolon and Shift from ''Roleplay/DCNation'' are raging, hard-core superhero fanboys who totally jumped at the chance to become heroes in their own right. GreenLantern Travis Grey pickpocked pickpocketed his ring, used it to clean up his crappy, inner-city neighborhood. When the senior lanterns come back for the ring, he just dares them to take it. Guy is so impressed by this, he offers to train the kid.
5th Dec '15 4:43:42 PM Griffonmender
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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Kouji Kabuto. His grandfather died after explaining him Dr. Hell, an ex-colleague of his, was a MadScientist 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 would have 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 right with having to kill giant monsters. However he used to be a lonely orphan little kid yearned for having 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 slef-worth and a massively low opinion of himself ([[InferioritySuperiorityComplex that he tried to hide behind of a mask of arrogance and pride]]) led to many troubles and finally to a ''masive'' breakdown. His BattleCouple 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 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 fight, nonetheless (knowing the consequences of not acting are your new home will become an uninhabitable radioactive wasteland all people you care for will be dead or enslaved no doubt helped 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 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 would have 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 right fine with having to kill giant monsters. However However, he used to be a lonely lonely, little orphan little kid who yearned for having 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 slef-worth self-worth, and a massively low opinion of himself ([[InferioritySuperiorityComplex that he tried to hide behind of a mask of arrogance and pride]]) led to many troubles and finally to a ''masive'' ''massive'' breakdown. His BattleCouple Jun [[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 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 helped factored into his decision).
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