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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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19th Nov '16 11:11:40 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Taken to extremes in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Lelouch is an ordinary high school student...who is an outcast prince, genius military strategist [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]], and all around MagnificentBastard (with [[CompellingVoice freaky mind-control powers]]) biding his time to jump at a chance to destroy [[TheEmpire Britannia]]. Kallen and Suzaku are inversions, being ace mecha pilots (with inexplicably superhuman physical abilities, especially Suzaku) for their respective sides who in the first few episodes come back to high school.

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* Taken to extremes in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Lelouch is an ordinary high school student... who is an outcast prince, genius military strategist [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]], and all around MagnificentBastard (with [[CompellingVoice freaky mind-control powers]]) biding his time to jump at a chance to destroy [[TheEmpire Britannia]]. Kallen and Suzaku are inversions, being ace mecha pilots (with inexplicably superhuman physical abilities, especially Suzaku) for their respective sides who in the first few episodes come back to high school.



* Takashi Komura, the main character of the anime/manga ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', is a pretty ordinary average high school student, prone to skipping classes and accused by his childhood sweetheart of being lazy...that is, until [[spoiler:the school's professors, then students, start being turned into zombies, and the aforementioned childhood sweetheart's current boyfriend starts turning into one. Takashi bashes his head in with a baseball bat]].

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* Takashi Komura, the main character of the anime/manga ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', is a pretty ordinary average high school student, prone to skipping classes and accused by his childhood sweetheart of being lazy... that is, until [[spoiler:the school's professors, then students, start being turned into zombies, and the aforementioned childhood sweetheart's current boyfriend starts turning into one. Takashi bashes his head in with a baseball bat]].



** Negi thinks early on that he'll need to hide his being a [[WizardsAndWitches Magister Magi]] from his class of ordinary middle school students...who just so happen to include an AntiMagic-capable [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] ([[spoiler:Asuna]]), two ''Magistra Magi'' (Evangeline, [[spoiler:Chao]]), a MagicKnight [[spoiler:[[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Bird Tribe]]]] (Setsuna), [[GiveHimANormalLife two children]] of ''Magi'' ([[spoiler:Konoka & Yuna]]), a ''Ministra Magi'' ([[spoiler:Misora]]), a [[ColdSniper mercenary]], former ''Ministra Magi'', [[spoiler:[[OurDemonsAreDifferent and half-demon]]]] (Mana), [[spoiler:[[OurDemonsAreDifferent a full demon]]]] (Zazie), a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] (Evangeline again), a [[TimeTravel time traveler]] ([[spoiler:Chao again]]), a ghost (Sayo), a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot magic puppet/robot]] (Chachamaru), and a {{Ninja}} (Kaede); meaning that roughly a third his 31 students are [[EverybodyKnewAlready already in on his secret or have one of their own]]. One can just imagine LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya kicking herself for not enrolling in Mahora Academy.

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** Negi thinks early on that he'll need to hide his being a [[WizardsAndWitches Magister Magi]] from his class of ordinary middle school students... who just so happen to include an AntiMagic-capable [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] ([[spoiler:Asuna]]), two ''Magistra Magi'' (Evangeline, [[spoiler:Chao]]), a MagicKnight [[spoiler:[[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Bird Tribe]]]] (Setsuna), [[GiveHimANormalLife two children]] of ''Magi'' ([[spoiler:Konoka & Yuna]]), a ''Ministra Magi'' ([[spoiler:Misora]]), a [[ColdSniper mercenary]], former ''Ministra Magi'', [[spoiler:[[OurDemonsAreDifferent and half-demon]]]] (Mana), [[spoiler:[[OurDemonsAreDifferent a full demon]]]] (Zazie), a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] (Evangeline again), a [[TimeTravel time traveler]] ([[spoiler:Chao again]]), a ghost (Sayo), a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot magic puppet/robot]] (Chachamaru), and a {{Ninja}} (Kaede); meaning that roughly a third his 31 students are [[EverybodyKnewAlready already in on his secret or have one of their own]]. One can just imagine LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya kicking herself for not enrolling in Mahora Academy.



* Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was an ordinary student sometimes skipped classes, drove bikes and [[ParentalSubstitute took care of his little brother]]. Then he found out his grandfather had built a HumongousMecha and wanted him piloting it to save the world of a MadScientist. His friend Boss also counts: before Kouji moved to his school, his life was completely normal. If we check the sequels, Tetsuya and Jun from ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' averted this trope, but Hikaru Makiba from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' did not. She was a pretty normal high-school student lived in a ranch and loved riding horse... until she found out the cute boy worked at the ranch run by his father was an alien prince in disguise and a HumongousMecha pilot. [[spoiler:Maria Fleed]] believed she was an ordinary high-school student, raised by her grandfather...until her ''grandafather'' revealed to her that [[spoiler:she was the last survivor--as far as he knew--of the royal family from planet Fleed]].

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* Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was an ordinary student sometimes skipped classes, drove bikes and [[ParentalSubstitute took care of his little brother]]. Then he found out his grandfather had built a HumongousMecha and wanted him piloting it to save the world of a MadScientist. His friend Boss also counts: before Kouji moved to his school, his life was completely normal. If we check the sequels, Tetsuya and Jun from ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' averted this trope, but Hikaru Makiba from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' did not. She was a pretty normal high-school student lived in a ranch and loved riding horse... until she found out the cute boy worked at the ranch run by his father was an alien prince in disguise and a HumongousMecha pilot. [[spoiler:Maria Fleed]] believed she was an ordinary high-school student, raised by her grandfather... until her ''grandafather'' revealed to her that [[spoiler:she was the last survivor--as far as he knew--of the royal family from planet Fleed]].



* Doug Ramsey was a kid from suburban New York who was good at languages and didn't know any different until he was informed by an acquaintance from the [[{{Comicbook/X-Men}} odd boarding school nearby]] that he was in fact a mutant the with powers of...[[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway comprehending languages]]...and dragged out of bed in the middle of the night to come establish communications with a potentially-hostile alien.
* The ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' were all normal teenagers...who in the course of a night watched their parents kill a young woman, discovered superpowers/super gadgets/a telepathic dinosaur, fought off their parents, and ended up becoming runaways living in an underground mansion.

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* Doug Ramsey was a kid from suburban New York who was good at languages and didn't know any different until he was informed by an acquaintance from the [[{{Comicbook/X-Men}} odd boarding school nearby]] that he was in fact a mutant the with powers of... [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway comprehending languages]]...languages]]... and dragged out of bed in the middle of the night to come establish communications with a potentially-hostile alien.
* The ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' were all normal teenagers... who in the course of a night watched their parents kill a young woman, discovered superpowers/super gadgets/a telepathic dinosaur, fought off their parents, and ended up becoming runaways living in an underground mansion.



* Justin is one in ''FanFic/KiraIsJustice'' besides for the fact he is a ShrinkingViolet and a little smarter than normal...until he receives the Death Note.

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* Justin is one in ''FanFic/KiraIsJustice'' besides for the fact he is a ShrinkingViolet and a little smarter than normal... until he receives the Death Note.



* The basic premise of every Creator/DisneyChannel show ever made. "S/he's a just a normal high-schooler...except that s/he's really [[[Series/ThatsSoRaven a psychic]], [[Series/HannahMontana a teen pop star]], [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace a wizard]], an alien, [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody twins living in a hotel]], a man/woman, etc]!"

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* The basic premise of every Creator/DisneyChannel show ever made. "S/he's a just a normal high-schooler... except that s/he's really [[[Series/ThatsSoRaven a psychic]], [[Series/HannahMontana a teen pop star]], [[Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace a wizard]], an alien, [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody twins living in a hotel]], a man/woman, etc]!"



* Maria, Kelsey, Clyde and Rani from ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. Clyde and Rani do have distinct talents, however--Clyde's a splendid sketch artist and Rani has great journalism skills. Maria is more the average protagonist until actor Yasmin Paige's own [[RealLifeWritesThePlot academic life]] persuaded her to leave the show. Kelsey was just a pilot-only character who got a SecondEpisodeSubstitute in the form of Clyde because there were too many females in the cast...and she was a bit bratty, too. Luke and [[spoiler:Sky]] don't fit this trope because they were created to be extraordinary. In fact, Luke ends up going right into college because of his high intelligence.

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* Maria, Kelsey, Clyde and Rani from ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. Clyde and Rani do have distinct talents, however--Clyde's a splendid sketch artist and Rani has great journalism skills. Maria is more the average protagonist until actor Yasmin Paige's own [[RealLifeWritesThePlot academic life]] persuaded her to leave the show. Kelsey was just a pilot-only character who got a SecondEpisodeSubstitute in the form of Clyde because there were too many females in the cast... and she was a bit bratty, too. Luke and [[spoiler:Sky]] don't fit this trope because they were created to be extraordinary. In fact, Luke ends up going right into college because of his high intelligence.



* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': a normal high school student...and a private eye.

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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': a normal high school student... and a private eye.



* Nick Reilly, Bill Wilson, Tony Chandler...a lot of the kids who become mutants and then go to SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse.

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* Nick Reilly, Bill Wilson, Tony Chandler... a lot of the kids who become mutants and then go to SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse.



* WesternAnimation/KimPossible...sort of. Right from the start she's insanely overachieving, even without the WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld stuff. Her {{sidekick}} Ron fits the trope a bit better.

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* WesternAnimation/KimPossible... sort of. Right from the start she's insanely overachieving, even without the WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld stuff. Her {{sidekick}} Ron fits the trope a bit better.
19th Nov '16 5:49:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom was one of these before gaining his powers, and during the brief periods he's BroughtDownToNormal.

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* WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Danny Phantom was one of these before gaining his powers, and during the brief periods he's BroughtDownToNormal.
19th Nov '16 5:49:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Doug Funnie]] is an Ordinary Elementary School Student in the Nick show and an Ordinary Middle School Student in the Disney one.

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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Doug Funnie]] Funnie is an Ordinary Elementary School Student in the Nick show and an Ordinary Middle School Student in the Disney one.
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