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4th Jan '18 2:58:12 PM Divra
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** Subverted in the case of David [=MacIntyre=], who was just a delusional man driven by his guilt to believe that he was King Arthur. The possibility that he is the real deal is raised (the Vorlons have been known to abduct and preserve humans in stasis) but immediately shot down; the real deal would in all likelihood not have managed to get into deep space, and would not have been fluent in 23rd century English.
30th Nov '17 5:36:28 AM thatmadork
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** Not to mention Sigmar himself, who gave up the throne of the Empire and went into the mountains to the east, never to be heard from again. He is said to have ascended to godhood. [[spoiler:Which he actually did, and in ''The End Times'', he comes back too. Though not in the way you'd think.]]
3rd Nov '17 10:47:13 PM johnnye
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-->-- ''Series/HorribleHistories'', "Owain Gwyndwr"

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2nd Nov '17 8:41:13 PM PaulA
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* In the CaptainFuture novel ''Planets in Peril'' by Creator/EdmondHamilton, the Captain is convinced to go into a parallel universe and impersonate an ancient hero who promised to come back when needed. [[spoiler:In the end, it is revealed he didn't go into a parallel universe, but his own twenty billion years in the future, and he '''was''' the hero he impersonated]]

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* In the CaptainFuture Literature/CaptainFuture novel ''Planets in Peril'' by Creator/EdmondHamilton, the Captain is convinced to go into a parallel universe and impersonate an ancient hero who promised to come back when needed. [[spoiler:In the end, it is revealed he didn't go into a parallel universe, but his own twenty billion years in the future, and he '''was''' the hero he impersonated]]impersonated]].
10th Oct '17 12:42:59 PM Meshakhad
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* Invoked in ''Literature/HowSilentFallTheCherryBlossoms''. AdolfHitler, realizing that Germany has lost this round, orders a massive tomb built for himself and Eva Braun, with orders to kill everyone involved in its construction so no one knows where it is, while also ordering most of his remaining followers to surrender, but to raise their children as Nazis. His plan is that future Nazis will search for his tomb, and when they find it, it will provoke an upsurge of pro-Nazi sentiment that will bring about the Fourth Reich. [[InsaneTrollLogic Yeah]]. [[spoiler:The tomb is found in the 1980s... by Creator/StephenSpielberg. It's turned into a museum about all the horrible shit Hitler did.]]
3rd Oct '17 7:03:47 PM GlaiveOfMagnus
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** These myths have only gained ground with the latest developments in lore, showing that at least with regard to Guilliman, [[spoiler:the believers were ''right'' all along. After the fall of Cadia, in the Imperium's darkest hour, the Ultramarines' Primarch really has returned.]]
28th Sep '17 2:43:56 AM VVK
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* In Literature/RedMarsTrilogy, this comes close to being the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of Mars. Over the two centuries or so the series spans Mars sees a a lot of political movements rise and fall, and it's just so damn easy to get away from it all and hide if things no longer go your way. The trope is pioneered by Hiroko Ai shortly after the first landing, and following her lead the amount of important people disappearing only to emerge out of some off the records settlement decades later is impressive. On top of this, there's a whole lot of important people who's fate is unknown to the public, so for each person actually hiding there's probably two that are rumored to be.

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* In Literature/RedMarsTrilogy, this comes close to being the [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of Mars. Over the two centuries or so the series spans Mars sees a a lot of political movements rise and fall, and it's just so damn easy to get away from it all and hide if things no longer go your way. The trope is pioneered by Hiroko Ai shortly after the first landing, and following her lead the amount of important people disappearing only to emerge out of some off the records settlement decades later is impressive. On top of this, there's a whole lot of important people who's whose fate is unknown to the public, so for each person actually hiding there's probably two that are rumored to be.
21st Sep '17 3:51:14 PM Theriocephalus
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* Creator/CSLewis' novels
** ''Literature/ThatHideousStrength'': the fact that Merlin is resting beneath Bragdon Wood is a major plot point, and both factions wish to recruit the reawakened wizard to their side.

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** ''Literature/ThatHideousStrength'': the The fact that Merlin is resting beneath Bragdon Wood is a major plot point, and both factions wish to recruit the reawakened wizard to their side.



* KingArthur in Avalon, and Merlin in the oak. Said to come back when England is in its hour of most need. Still hasn't shown up, despite the threats of the Spanish Armada, Napoleon and the Nazi Germany. Since then Francis Drake, the Duke of Wellington and UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill have all been referred to as reincarnations of Arthur, and Admiral Nelson is also a candidate, though he'd have to mud-wrestle UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington to figure out which of them it was since they lived at the same time.

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* KingArthur Myth/KingArthur in Avalon, and Merlin Myth/{{Merlin}} in the oak. Said to come back when England is in its hour of most need. Still hasn't shown up, despite the threats of the Spanish Armada, Napoleon and the Nazi Germany. Since then Francis Drake, the Duke of Wellington and UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill have all been referred to as reincarnations of Arthur, and Admiral Nelson is also a candidate, though he'd have to mud-wrestle UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington to figure out which of them it was since they lived at the same time.
20th Sep '17 5:38:56 PM Theriocephalus
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* KingArthur in Avalon, and Merlin in the oak. Said to come back when England is in its hour of most need. Still hasn't shown up, despite the threats of the Spanish Armada, Napoleon and the Nazi Germany. Since then Francis Drake, The Duke of Wellington and UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill have all been referred to as reincarnations of Arthur, and Admiral Nelson is also a candidate, though he'd have to mud-wrestle UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington to figure out which of them it was.

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* KingArthur in Avalon, and Merlin in the oak. Said to come back when England is in its hour of most need. Still hasn't shown up, despite the threats of the Spanish Armada, Napoleon and the Nazi Germany. Since then Francis Drake, The the Duke of Wellington and UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill have all been referred to as reincarnations of Arthur, and Admiral Nelson is also a candidate, though he'd have to mud-wrestle UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington to figure out which of them it was.was since they lived at the same time.
20th Sep '17 5:36:52 PM Theriocephalus
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''I'll rise up to help them - mind you, I'm six hundred years old!"''

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''I'll rise up to help them - -- mind you, I'm six hundred years old!"''



* Residents of Yorkshire and other [[OopNorth northerners]] in England treat the [[BenevolentMageRuler Raven King]] as this in ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'' - although nobody thinks he's asleep; just... gone somewhere else for a while.

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* Residents of Yorkshire and other [[OopNorth northerners]] in England treat the [[BenevolentMageRuler Raven King]] as this in ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'' - although ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell''. That said, nobody thinks he's asleep; asleep, just... that he's gone somewhere else for a while.



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* Welsh rebel Owain Glyndŵr supposedly will return from hiding when Wales needs him the most.

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* The Welsh rebel Owain Glyndŵr will supposedly will return from hiding when Wales needs him the most.






* Quentin Trembley, of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', may be the most bizarre example of this ever written; the founder of Gravity Falls and 8 1/2th President of the United States, who disappeared after riding his horse over the edge of a ravine, backwards, it eventually transpires that he preserved himself in peanut brittle, believing it could sustain his life, and hid himself away in a secret chamber, leaving a series of cryptic and nonsensical clues as to how to find him. He is finally awoken, after a couple of centuries, when the protagonists have need of him.

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* Quentin Trembley, of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', may be the most bizarre example of this ever written; written. He is the founder of Gravity Falls and 8 1/2th President of the United States, who and disappeared after riding his horse over the edge of a ravine, backwards, it backwards. It eventually transpires that he preserved himself in peanut brittle, believing it could sustain his life, and hid himself away in a secret chamber, leaving a series of cryptic and nonsensical clues as to how to find him. He is finally awoken, after a couple of centuries, when the protagonists have need of him.
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