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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.
6th May '17 5:41:28 PM nombretomado
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* Sam Witwicky was just an Ordinary High School Student until he bought his first car. [[TransformersFilmSeries Turns out it was an alien robot.]] [[WeKnewIt Who knew?]] His special quality is just being the great-grandkid of the man who found Megatron.

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* Sam Witwicky was just an Ordinary High School Student until he bought his first car. [[TransformersFilmSeries [[Film/{{Transformers}} Turns out it was an alien robot.]] [[WeKnewIt Who knew?]] His special quality is just being the great-grandkid of the man who found Megatron.
25th Apr '17 9:17:28 AM nighttrainfm
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* The Franchise/PowerRangers are [[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude teenagers with attitude]] by definition, although some seasons such as ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' have them as full-time heroes who only have to maintain a civilian identity for the purpose of blending in.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
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The Franchise/PowerRangers original Rangers were the trope namers for RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude. By ''Turbo'', the founders had all graduated, and by ''Space'' the high school concept was left behind. It wasn't revisited until [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]], which brought back an original Ranger as a ''teacher''.
** A good chunk of Ranger teams
are [[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude teenagers with attitude]] by definition, although implicitly in their early 20s - and in some seasons cases, such as ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' have them as ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', are full-time heroes who only have to maintain a civilian identity for the purpose of blending in.



11th Mar '17 11:11:00 PM lalaTKG
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* Ayase Yuuto, the male protagonist of ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'', found out the [[TheOjou female protagonist's]] [[ClosetOtaku secret]] and the two of them became friends because of this since he didn't look down on her for this. Her fans can't understand what she sees on him.

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* Ayase Yuuto, the male protagonist of ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'', found out the [[TheOjou female protagonist's]] [[ClosetOtaku secret]] and the two of them became friends because of this since he didn't look down on her for this. Her fans can't understand what she sees on in him.



* ''LightNovel/ReZero''' protagonist, Subaru, is an ordinary student TrappedInAnotherWorld. One of the main {{Deconstruction}}s of the series is actually to show how an ordinary person with no special abilities will struggle in a fantasy setting rather than thrive, and how they will cope with this realization.

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* ''LightNovel/ReZero''' ''LightNovel/ReZero'''s protagonist, Subaru, is an ordinary student TrappedInAnotherWorld. One of the main {{Deconstruction}}s of the series is actually to show how an ordinary person with no special abilities will struggle in a fantasy setting rather than thrive, and how they will cope with this realization.



** After being avoided in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', this trope returnes into effect in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' and ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' as [[YoungerAndHipper Ordinary Middle School Students]]; though in the latter case, it applies to the protagonist's female ChildhoodFriend as well, and it dances into the territory of {{Deconstruction}} in a manner not unlike ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'' listed below.

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** After being avoided in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', this trope returnes into effect in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' and ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' as [[YoungerAndHipper Ordinary Middle School Students]]; though in the latter case, it applies to the protagonist's female ChildhoodFriend as well, and it dances into the territory of {{Deconstruction}} in a manner not unlike ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'' listed below.above.
8th Mar '17 12:08:42 PM nombretomado
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* [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Lan Hikari]] and [[MegaManStarForce Geo Stelar]], but the latter fits better the description. None of them are high schoolers, but close enough.

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* [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Lan Hikari]] and [[MegaManStarForce [[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Geo Stelar]], but the latter fits better the description. None of them are high schoolers, but close enough.
28th Feb '17 8:27:29 PM Gamermaster
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* The title character of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' 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.

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* The title character of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''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]]
9th Feb '17 4:59:07 AM blurrylightning
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* While just about everyone of the Raimon members in ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' can easily count, it is most notably Handa Shinichi's main gimmick. He's in fact so normal, that it has become a meme in the fandom.
28th Dec '16 1:39:56 PM KagSwirby
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* Manga/{{Nichijou}} literally means "my ordinary life" but the events that happen during that life are [[Main/BlatantLies anything but...]]
22nd Dec '16 5:28:22 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* Uma from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''. To everyone else, she's perfectly [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=107230 normal]].

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* Uma from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''. To everyone else, she's perfectly [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=107230 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1923195/for-a-given-value-of-normal/ normal]].
4th Dec '16 11:26:46 PM Lullaby22
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** ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' is a notable aversion: The protagonist really is just a normal high-schooler (until she goes to college anyway).


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