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4th Dec '16 1:37:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* Mickey Mouse (Yes, ''the'' Mickey Mouse) serves this role during certain boss fights in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Get killed during certain encounters and you have the option of having King Mickey rescue you. (He is far more BadAss than you'd expect any Disney character to be.) Now, obviously Sora, Donald, and Goofy would recognize the King when they see him (He's kind of hard to miss, even with the ridiculous BlackCloak), but he always seems to teleport away immediately after rescuing Sora, so it's never made quite clear if Sora is aware the King is following him around. His rescues are more of a gameplay mechanic rather than an actual element of the plot.

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* Mickey Mouse (Yes, ''the'' Mickey Mouse) serves this role during certain boss fights in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Get killed during certain encounters and you have the option of having King Mickey rescue you. (He is far more BadAss badass than you'd expect any Disney character to be.) Now, obviously Sora, Donald, and Goofy would recognize the King when they see him (He's kind of hard to miss, even with the ridiculous BlackCloak), but he always seems to teleport away immediately after rescuing Sora, so it's never made quite clear if Sora is aware the King is following him around. His rescues are more of a gameplay mechanic rather than an actual element of the plot.
4th Dec '16 9:07:56 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:

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4th Dec '16 9:06:51 AM Tron80
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* The original Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} was this for a while. Since she was not supposed to reveal her existence to the world until her hero training was concluded, she secretly patrolled the small town of Midvale at night, trying not to get caught while she stopped crimes and saved people. Midvale locals rumored that they were protected by a "guardian angel".

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
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The original Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} was this for a while. Since she was not supposed to reveal her existence to the world until her hero training was concluded, she secretly patrolled the small town of Midvale at night, trying not to get caught while she stopped crimes and saved people. Midvale locals rumored that they were protected by a "guardian angel".angel".
** Post-Crisis Supergirl also did this once. In the ''DC Universe Holiday Special 2008: A Day Without Sirens'', a "Day Without Sirens" is proposed right before Christmas. Commissioner Gordon believes such an initiative is doomed to failure. The criminals of Gotham would never heed such a calling. However, the day proceeds without police sirens. [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/SU-kKYaVUmI/AAAAAAAACGc/LKdSPl0ht34/s1600-h/holiday-09.jpg It turns out that]] Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}/Oracle teamed up with Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} and both girls handled covertly all emergency calls during that day. Supergirl ended up completely exhausted, though, making clear she cannot keep it up forever.
--->'''Oracle:''' Just rest easy knowing you did something special today.\\
'''Supergirl:''' You really think so? Do you think this one day is going to make a difference?\\
'''Oracle:''' I know so. Never discount the healing power of a little hope, Kara.
4th Dec '16 5:59:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Angel in season 1 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The first time he and Buffy meet, he doesn't even say tell her his name and just says he's a "friend". His story slowly gets unravelled, and by early season 2 he is less mysterious and Buffy's [[BattleCouple boyfriend]], not protector. By the time he gets his own series, he's a BadAss hero.

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* Angel in season 1 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The first time he and Buffy meet, he doesn't even say tell her his name and just says he's a "friend". His story slowly gets unravelled, and by early season 2 he is less mysterious and Buffy's [[BattleCouple boyfriend]], not protector. By the time he gets his own series, he's a BadAss badass hero.
2nd Nov '16 4:17:57 AM Tron80
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* Franchise/{{Superman}}: In the original ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel'' miniseries, Clark was this til he was forced to save the space plane in front of a huge crowd. In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', Wonder Woman commented that Superman could have chosen to remain behind the scenes and do his superheroing in secret but chose to be as obvious as possible. In ''ComicBook/SupermanLoisAndClark'', he's doing just that, staying out of the way of the New52 Superman but still performing feats of bravery invisibly.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}: Franchise/{{Superman}}:
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In the original ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel'' miniseries, Clark was this til he was forced to save the space plane in front of a huge crowd. crowd.
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In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', Wonder Woman commented that Superman could have chosen to remain behind the scenes and do his superheroing in secret but chose to be as obvious as possible. possible.
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In ''ComicBook/SupermanLoisAndClark'', he's doing just that, staying out of the way of the New52 New 52 Superman but still performing feats of bravery invisibly.invisibly.
* The original Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} was this for a while. Since she was not supposed to reveal her existence to the world until her hero training was concluded, she secretly patrolled the small town of Midvale at night, trying not to get caught while she stopped crimes and saved people. Midvale locals rumored that they were protected by a "guardian angel".
24th Jul '16 11:10:44 AM SteveMB
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* Some version of Franchise/{{Batman}} depict him (at least during the early stages of his crimefighting career) as an "urban legend" who occasionally appears from out of the shadows to take down a criminal and then vanishes back into the night.

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* Some version versions of Franchise/{{Batman}} depict him (at least during the early stages of his crimefighting career) as an "urban legend" who occasionally appears from out of the shadows to take down a criminal and then vanishes back into the night.
24th Jul '16 11:10:23 AM SteveMB
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* Some version of Franchise/{{Batman}} depict him (at least during the early stages of his crimefighting career) as an "urban legend" who occasionally appears from out of the shadows to take down a criminal and then vanishes back into the night.
23rd Jul '16 7:23:44 PM Twiddler
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* Insofar as it makes any sense whatsoever, ''HitmenForDestiny'' appears to be a PerspectiveFlip of the trope. HitmenForDestiny

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* Insofar as it makes any sense whatsoever, ''HitmenForDestiny'' ''Webcomic/HitmenForDestiny'' appears to be a PerspectiveFlip of the trope. HitmenForDestiny
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2nd Jun '16 6:03:11 PM HaroldRowsdower
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* ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'' has Alternis serve as a textbook case for Edea, appearing out of nowhere to help protect her when the party is [[CutsceneIncompetence losing in a cutscene]], refusing to actually join, and then leaving. [[spoiler: It's actually Ringabel from ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'', wearing his old armor to be indistinguishable from the local Alternis.]]
26th Apr '16 2:14:08 PM Willbyr
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* Mihara Oujirou in ''KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' is a shounen example, although the main character ''is'' still a cute girl.

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* Mihara Oujirou in ''KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' is a shounen example, although the main character ''is'' still a cute girl.



* [[Anime/CodeGeass Zero]] fulfills a similar role for Nunnally in her manga spinoff: ''NightmareOfNunnally''... sort of. He shows up out of nowhere whenever Nemo is in the middle of a battle, and usually brings about chaos, allowing Nemo to win or escape. It can be seen most obviously near the end, where Zero acts as a SupportingLeader along with Euphie, Suzaku, and their combined armies.

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* [[Anime/CodeGeass Zero]] fulfills a similar role for Nunnally in her manga spinoff: ''NightmareOfNunnally''...spinoff, ''Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally''... sort of. He shows up out of nowhere whenever Nemo is in the middle of a battle, and usually brings about chaos, allowing Nemo to win or escape. It can be seen most obviously near the end, where Zero acts as a SupportingLeader along with Euphie, Suzaku, and their combined armies.
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