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17th Sep '17 1:45:22 PM Gemser
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* ''Film/TheWorldOfKanako'': The narrator starts out as just a normal high school boy with the wish to make a difference in his life, but he's weak and gets bullied constantly. When he meets Kanako, he falls in love on first sight and he wants to run away with her. Little does he know which pains are still in store for him...
14th Jul '17 7:34:26 PM Gamermaster
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* The title character of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' was an ordinary elementary school student, which shocked her students [[TimeSkip in the third season]] when they visited her [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet home planet]] [[AllThereInTheManual during the first Sound Stage]] and discovered that the legendary mage Nanoha had a completely unlegendary past and civilian life. Well, an unlegendary past before she was 9 years old.[[note]]She does come from a family of samurai bodyguards, but has only received training in [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT a single continuity]].[[/note]]

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* The title character of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' was an ordinary elementary school student, which shocked her students [[TimeSkip in the third season]] when they visited her [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet home planet]] [[AllThereInTheManual during the first Sound Stage]] and discovered that the legendary mage Nanoha had a completely unlegendary past and civilian life. Well, an unlegendary past before she was 9 years old.[[note]]She does come from [[BadassFamily a family of samurai bodyguards, bodyguards]], but has only received training in [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT a single continuity]].[[/note]]
10th Jun '17 12:55:12 PM WikiGuardianAngel
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Sometimes, instead of gaining superpowers or TakingALevelInBadass, they merely become a WeirdnessMagnet: for example, they gain ''something'' that makes the [[ChickMagnet opposite sex flock to them]], and possibly the [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer odd member]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim of their own]], whether they [[UnwantedHarem want the attention or not]]. Or they are a CosmicPlaything who frequently find themselves in the unenviable position of having to SaveTheWorld [[NormalPerson without any special powers]].

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Sometimes, instead of gaining superpowers or TakingALevelInBadass, they merely become a WeirdnessMagnet: for example, they gain ''something'' that makes the [[ChickMagnet opposite sex flock to them]], and possibly the [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer odd member]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim of their own]], whether they [[UnwantedHarem want the attention or not]]. Or they are a CosmicPlaything who frequently find themselves in the unenviable position of having to SaveTheWorld [[NormalPerson [[{{Muggle}} without any special powers]].
10th Jun '17 9:24:16 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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->''"I am Shirahama Kenichi, an extremely ordinary first-year high school student who loves reading books and growing flowers. But, for some reason now, '''I'm locked in a desperate battle on top of a speeding bus!"'''''

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->''"I am Shirahama Kenichi, an [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy extremely ordinary ordinary]] first-year high school student who loves reading books and growing flowers. But, for some reason now, '''I'm locked in a desperate battle on top of a speeding bus!"'''''



Sometimes, instead of gaining superpowers or TakingALevelInBadass, they merely become a WeirdnessMagnet: for example, they gain ''something'' that makes the [[ChickMagnet opposite sex flock to them]], and possibly the [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer odd member]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim of their own]], whether they [[UnwantedHarem want the attention or not]]. Or they are a CosmicPlaything who frequently find themselves in the unenviable position of having to SaveTheWorld, without any special powers.

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Sometimes, instead of gaining superpowers or TakingALevelInBadass, they merely become a WeirdnessMagnet: for example, they gain ''something'' that makes the [[ChickMagnet opposite sex flock to them]], and possibly the [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer odd member]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim of their own]], whether they [[UnwantedHarem want the attention or not]]. Or they are a CosmicPlaything who frequently find themselves in the unenviable position of having to SaveTheWorld, SaveTheWorld [[NormalPerson without any special powers.
powers]].



Protagonists based on this trope are typically invoked to provide an AudienceSurrogate. Considering the demographic works with these protagonists are generally aimed at, the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent is someone every young person can easily relate to and [[EscapistCharacter place themselves into]]. By extension, such a character also appeals to [[PeripheryDemographic older viewers]] for this reason. The character may additionally be an EverydayMan or a RidiculouslyAverageGuy.

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Protagonists based on this trope are typically invoked to provide an AudienceSurrogate. Considering the demographic works with these protagonists are generally aimed at, the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent is someone every young person can easily relate to and [[EscapistCharacter place themselves into]]. By extension, such a character also appeals to [[PeripheryDemographic older viewers]] for this a similar reason. The character may additionally be an EverydayMan TheEveryman or a RidiculouslyAverageGuy.
10th Jun '17 9:18:37 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Sometimes, instead of gaining superpowers or TakingALevelInBadass, they merely become a WeirdnessMagnet--for example, they gain ''something'' that makes the [[DudeMagnet opposite sex flock to them]], and possibly the [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer odd member]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim of their own]], whether they [[UnwantedHarem want the attention or not.]]

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Sometimes, instead of gaining superpowers or TakingALevelInBadass, they merely become a WeirdnessMagnet--for WeirdnessMagnet: for example, they gain ''something'' that makes the [[DudeMagnet [[ChickMagnet opposite sex flock to them]], and possibly the [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer odd member]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim of their own]], whether they [[UnwantedHarem want the attention or not.]]
not]]. Or they are a CosmicPlaything who frequently find themselves in the unenviable position of having to SaveTheWorld, without any special powers.



Protagonists based on this trope are typically invoked to provide an AudienceSurrogate. Considering the demographic the works with these protagonists are generally aimed at, the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent is someone every young person can easily relate to and [[EscapistCharacter place themselves into]]. Look for [[HollywoodDressCode the kid in the fully open button shirt over a T-shirt, jeans and Converse sneakers]].

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Protagonists based on this trope are typically invoked to provide an AudienceSurrogate. Considering the demographic the works with these protagonists are generally aimed at, the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent is someone every young person can easily relate to and [[EscapistCharacter place themselves into]]. By extension, such a character also appeals to [[PeripheryDemographic older viewers]] for this reason. The character may additionally be an EverydayMan or a RidiculouslyAverageGuy.

Look for [[HollywoodDressCode the kid in the fully open button shirt over a T-shirt, jeans and Converse sneakers]].
30th May '17 10:54:14 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Sometimes they're actually [[AmnesiacGod gods]]. And sometimes they are true average joes who simply have something unusual happen to them, and then nothing in their lives is ever the same again.

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Sometimes they're actually [[AmnesiacGod gods]]. And sometimes they are true truly average joes who simply have something unusual happen to them, and then nothing in their lives is ever the same again.
lead truly ordinary lives.



Typically invoked to provide the audience with an AudienceSurrogate or EscapistCharacter, considering the demographic the works with these protagonists are generally aimed at. Look for [[HollywoodDressCode the kid in the fully open button shirt over a T-shirt, jeans and Converse sneakers]].

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Typically Protagonists based on this trope are typically invoked to provide the audience with an AudienceSurrogate or EscapistCharacter, considering AudienceSurrogate. Considering the demographic the works with these protagonists are generally aimed at.at, the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent is someone every young person can easily relate to and [[EscapistCharacter place themselves into]]. Look for [[HollywoodDressCode the kid in the fully open button shirt over a T-shirt, jeans and Converse sneakers]].
25th May '17 7:55:29 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Sometimes, instead of TakingALevelInBadass, they merely become a WeirdnessMagnet--for example, they gain ''something'' that makes the [[DudeMagnet opposite sex flock to them]], and possibly the [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer odd member]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim of their own]], whether they [[UnwantedHarem want the attention or not.]]

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Sometimes, instead of gaining superpowers or TakingALevelInBadass, they merely become a WeirdnessMagnet--for example, they gain ''something'' that makes the [[DudeMagnet opposite sex flock to them]], and possibly the [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer odd member]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim of their own]], whether they [[UnwantedHarem want the attention or not.]]



Look for [[HollywoodDressCode the kid in the fully open button shirt over a T-shirt, jeans and Converse sneakers]].

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Typically invoked to provide the audience with an AudienceSurrogate or EscapistCharacter, considering the demographic the works with these protagonists are generally aimed at. Look for [[HollywoodDressCode the kid in the fully open button shirt over a T-shirt, jeans and Converse sneakers]].



** If you're looking for the ''truly'' normal students, there are Saten Ruiko, Hamazura Shiage and Wataru Kurozuma, who do not have the benefit of anti-magic or anything of the like, they really have no abilities. The latter two are BadassNormals, since even normals can outdo espers and mages where it counts.
*** Though even a Level 0 is technically an esper, emitting their own AIM fields and as well as experiencing harmful backlash if they attempted to use magic. Its just that their ability to bend reality is so insignificant its practically nonexistent. The only people that could be truly called ordinary are those who have not gone through the power curriculum program.

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** If you're looking for the ''truly'' normal students, there are Saten Ruiko, Hamazura Shiage and Wataru Kurozuma, who do not have the benefit of anti-magic or anything of the like, they really have no abilities. The latter two are BadassNormals, since BadassNormal, but even normals can outdo espers and mages where it counts.
*** Though even a Level 0 is technically an esper, emitting their own AIM fields and as well as experiencing harmful backlash if they attempted attempt to use magic. Its just that their ability to bend reality is so insignificant its practically nonexistent. The only people that could be truly called ordinary are those who have not gone through the power curriculum program.



* Emiya Shirou from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Sure, he's the adopted son of a magus, but his own magic isn't useful for anything other than [[MundaneUtility fixing radios]]. Until such time as it makes him a candidate to [[MagicContractRomance summon]] [[LadyOfWar Saber]]...

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* Emiya Shirou from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is sort of this. Sure, he's the adopted son of a magus, magus and (unknowingly) possesses his own magic circuits, but his own magic isn't useful for anything other than [[MundaneUtility fixing radios]]. Until such time as it makes him a candidate to [[MagicContractRomance summon]] [[LadyOfWar Saber]]...



** Ordinary or not, he has leashes on two of the most powerful beings in the area and can [[spoiler:destroy the universe at will]]--or, rather, [[spoiler:holds the keys to the molly guard over the nuke button, as it were]]. [[spoiler:And the third girl trusts him to keep her secret from herself]].

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** Ordinary or not, he has leashes on two of the most powerful beings in the area and who can [[spoiler:destroy the universe at will]]--or, will, one with merely a subconscious whim]]--or, rather, [[spoiler:holds the keys to the molly guard over the nuke button, as it were]]. [[spoiler:And the third girl trusts him to keep her secret from herself]].
25th May '17 7:36:35 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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** If you're looking for the ''truly'' normal students, there are Saten Ruiko, Hamazura Shiage and Wataru Kurozuma, who do not have the benefit of anti-magic or anything of the like, they really have no abilities. Just special abilities, since even normals can outdo espers and mages where it counts.
*** Though even a Level 0 is technically an esper, emitting their own AIM fields and as well as experiencing harmful backlash if they attempted to use magic. Its just that their ability to bend reality is so insignificant its practically nonexistent. The only people that could be truly called ordinary are those who have not gone through the power curriculum program (unlike espers who have to undergo special processing, anyone can do magic).

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** If you're looking for the ''truly'' normal students, there are Saten Ruiko, Hamazura Shiage and Wataru Kurozuma, who do not have the benefit of anti-magic or anything of the like, they really have no abilities. Just special abilities, The latter two are BadassNormals, since even normals can outdo espers and mages where it counts.
*** Though even a Level 0 is technically an esper, emitting their own AIM fields and as well as experiencing harmful backlash if they attempted to use magic. Its just that their ability to bend reality is so insignificant its practically nonexistent. The only people that could be truly called ordinary are those who have not gone through the power curriculum program (unlike espers who have to undergo special processing, anyone can do magic).program.
25th May '17 6:14:07 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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*** Though even a Level 0 is technically an esper, emitting their own AIM fields and as well as experiencing harmful backlash if they attempted to use magic. Its just that their ability to bend reality is so insignificant its practically nonexistent. The only people that could be truly called ordinary are those who have not gone through the power curriculum program (unlike espers who have to undergo special processing, anyone can do magic).
18th May '17 6:48:19 AM GigaHand
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* Makoto Naegi from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' is this in a nutshell. In his intro, he keeps re-iterating how [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy normal and unremarkable he is]], almost saying the trope word-for-word. He's overtly [[TheEveryman plain]] compared to the rest of the cast of crazy characters.



** Hajime Hinata and Nagito Komaeda of the [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 sequel game]] also qualify, [[spoiler:at least at first. Despite Komaeda's title being the same as Naegi's and the fact that he got into Hope's Peak under the ''exact'' same circumstances (lottery), he's stated to have ''legitimate, extreme fluctuations between good luck and bad luck''. Hinata, however, is revealed to have ''no'' outstanding talent, and is ''actually'' an Ordinary High School Student from one of the reserve groups. At least, before his [[TheAce transformation]]]] that he underwent out of hatred for being ordinary.

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** Hajime Hinata and Nagito Komaeda of the [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 sequel game]] also qualify, [[spoiler:at least at first. Despite Komaeda's title being the same as Naegi's and the fact that he got into Hope's Peak under the ''exact'' same circumstances (lottery), he's stated to have ''legitimate, extreme fluctuations between good luck and bad luck''.luck'' on top of having a personality that is anything but ordinary. Hinata, however, is revealed to have ''no'' outstanding talent, and is ''actually'' an Ordinary High School Student from one of the reserve groups. At least, before his [[TheAce transformation]]]] that he underwent out of hatred for being ordinary.
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