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29th Apr '17 6:38:14 PM nombretomado
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* Zakuro in ''TokyoMewMew''. She was already a [[MagicalGirl Mew Mew]] by this point -- her "refusal" concerned joining the team.

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* Zakuro in ''TokyoMewMew''.''Manga/TokyoMewMew''. She was already a [[MagicalGirl Mew Mew]] by this point -- her "refusal" concerned joining the team.
6th Apr '17 3:50:57 PM cherrychels
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** Also, Cornelia refused at first, believing it a prank from Yan Lin and only accepting after accidentally using her powers (proving it wasn't a prank) and realizing that her best friend Elyon was in trouble. Later in the series [[IJustWantToBeNormal Cornelia is the only one happy when they get temporarily]] {{Depowered}} at the start of the New Power arc (and is downright pissed when the titular power-up shows up, even getting an OhCrap face when she sees the incoming power), staying in only out of her sense of responsability, and in the final story arc she's the one who wants to quit instead than facing the tasks to stay Guardians and acquire another power up.

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** Also, Cornelia refused at first, believing it a prank from Yan Lin and only accepting after accidentally using her powers (proving it wasn't a prank) and realizing that her best friend Elyon was in trouble. Later in the series [[IJustWantToBeNormal Cornelia is the only one happy when they get temporarily]] {{Depowered}} at the start of the New Power arc (and is downright pissed when the titular power-up shows up, even getting an OhCrap face when she sees the incoming power), staying in only out of her sense of responsability, responsibility, and in the final story arc she's the one who wants to quit instead than facing the tasks to stay Guardians and acquire another power up.



* In ''FanFic/{{Eternity}}'', the shipgirl Yonaga, formerly Enterprise, doesn't answer the initial call to battle against the Abyssals. It is partly out of giving the returned Imperial shipgirls the chance to prove and redeem themselves, and partly out of fear that she will regress to her Pacific War-self of near permanent RoaringRampageOfRevenge (which also alianated her to nearly all US ships at the time) and kill the japanese shipgirls.

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* In ''FanFic/{{Eternity}}'', the shipgirl Yonaga, formerly Enterprise, doesn't answer the initial call to battle against the Abyssals. It is partly out of giving the returned Imperial shipgirls the chance to prove and redeem themselves, and partly out of fear that she will regress to her Pacific War-self of near permanent RoaringRampageOfRevenge (which also alianated alienated her to nearly all US ships at the time) and kill the japanese shipgirls.



* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5942075/1/Reluctant-Hero Reluctant Hero]], Zuko is horrified to learn he's the new Avatar, as the Avatar is decried in the Fire Nation as the supreme enemy to their goal of world domination and has to be killed on sight or locked away for life. Unfortunately for him, the Spirits are desesperated for ''someone'' bringing balance back and refuse to let him commit suicide to escape his fate. Then the Northern Water Tribe abducts him in order to start his training and he's forced to go along while waiting the moment to escape.

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* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5942075/1/Reluctant-Hero Reluctant Hero]], Zuko is horrified to learn he's the new Avatar, as the Avatar is decried in the Fire Nation as the supreme enemy to their goal of world domination and has to be killed on sight or locked away for life. Unfortunately for him, the Spirits are desesperated desperate for ''someone'' bringing balance back and refuse to let him commit suicide to escape his fate. Then the Northern Water Tribe abducts him in order to start his training and he's forced to go along while waiting the moment to escape.



** In ''Film/TheTerminator'', Sarah Connor tells Reese how she is not up to the level of the woeman who will someday give birth to the savior of humanity, she can't be, and she doesn't want the job. Later she realizes that whether she wanted it or not she has to take the responsibility.

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** In ''Film/TheTerminator'', Sarah Connor tells Reese how she is not up to the level of the woeman woman who will someday give birth to the savior of humanity, she can't be, and she doesn't want the job. Later she realizes that whether she wanted it or not she has to take the responsibility.



** In ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'', Optimus Prime himself isn't exactly fond of the idea of helping the humans again, as even after saving Earth three times, Transformers (Even Autobots) are still treated like a threat, and are being hunted down by the very same race they have saved. He even has abandoned his rule of never hurting humans, but still only fights back in self-defense, and doesn't hurt innocents. He however mellows down during the course of the film, with only one confirmed human casuality, which was required to save another human.

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** In ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'', Optimus Prime himself isn't exactly fond of the idea of helping the humans again, as even after saving Earth three times, Transformers (Even Autobots) are still treated like a threat, and are being hunted down by the very same race they have saved. He even has abandoned his rule of never hurting humans, but still only fights back in self-defense, and doesn't hurt innocents. He however mellows down during the course of the film, with only one confirmed human casuality, casualty, which was required to save another human.



** Jon did this initially. Sansa tries to convince him to aid her in battle against the Boltons to get back Winterfell, but Jon refuses due to be being tired of all the fighting. However, once Jon is informed by Ramsay's threatening letter that he has Rickon captive and is threatening to rape his sister, he decides to take up arms against Ramsay and aid Sansa.

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** Jon did this initially. His sister Sansa tries to convince him to aid her in battle against the Boltons to get back Winterfell, but Jon refuses due to be being tired of all the fighting. However, once Jon is informed by Ramsay's threatening letter [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive that he has his brother Rickon captive and is threatening to rape his sister, sister Sansa]], he decides to take up arms against Ramsay and [[BrotherSisterTeam aid Sansa.Sansa]].



* [[Series/{{Heroes}} Nathan Petrelli]] initially refuses to acknowledge his {{flight}} superpower (and his brother's powers that allowed him to mimic it), even when caught in the act by Hiro Nakamura in 1.5.

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* [[Series/{{Heroes}} Nathan Petrelli]] initially refuses to acknowledge his {{flight}} superpower (and his brother's powers that allowed him to mimic it), even when caught in the act by Hiro Nakamura in the fifth episode of season 1.5.



* Glinda refuses the call to adventure when Elphaba asks at the end of Act 1 of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. Unusual in that she refused because accepting would cost her everything, and in the end she pretty much lost everything anyway, it just wasn't due to her refusal of the call.

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* Glinda refuses the call to adventure when Elphaba asks her to join her at the end of Act 1 of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. Unusual in that she refused because accepting would cost her everything, and in the end she pretty much lost everything anyway, it just wasn't due to her refusal of the call.
6th Apr '17 3:27:34 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Renly initially rejects Loras' suggestion that he should be king in "The Wolf and the Lion", but the idea gradually becomes more appealing after he argues with Robert, and he finally embraces it in "You Win or You Die". By "Fire and Blood" he has already crowned himself king with the help of the Tyrells.

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Renly initially rejects Loras' suggestion that he should be king in "The Wolf and the Lion", but the idea gradually becomes more appealing after he argues with Robert, and he finally embraces it in "You Win or You Die". By "Fire and Blood" he has already crowned himself king with the help of the Tyrells.Tyrells.
** Jon did this initially. Sansa tries to convince him to aid her in battle against the Boltons to get back Winterfell, but Jon refuses due to be being tired of all the fighting. However, once Jon is informed by Ramsay's threatening letter that he has Rickon captive and is threatening to rape his sister, he decides to take up arms against Ramsay and aid Sansa.
2nd Apr '17 4:15:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PhantasyStarIV'', when presented with the genesis story of the Algo solar system, some time after Rune has chosen him as Algo's champion, Chaz finds the Great Light to be an extremely hypocritical absent god figure and consciously rejects his "destiny" to fight the Profound Darkness. Once he's calmed down, he asks Rune if blind obedience to the Great Light's intentions would make them any different from the villains who serve the Profound Darkness. He eventually does come around, but chooses to fight to protect the people of Algo who would be harmed if the Profound Darkness wins, rather than just because the Great Light says so.

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* In ''PhantasyStarIV'', ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'', when presented with the genesis story of the Algo solar system, some time after Rune has chosen him as Algo's champion, Chaz finds the Great Light to be an extremely hypocritical absent god figure and consciously rejects his "destiny" to fight the Profound Darkness. Once he's calmed down, he asks Rune if blind obedience to the Great Light's intentions would make them any different from the villains who serve the Profound Darkness. He eventually does come around, but chooses to fight to protect the people of Algo who would be harmed if the Profound Darkness wins, rather than just because the Great Light says so.
26th Mar '17 10:57:24 AM FallenDelf
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* The story of the canceled Dreamcast game ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaResurrection'' had a Belmont named Victor run away from his duties of killing Dracula, forcing time to rip his ancestor Sonia to his time to fill his place, although he's eventually forced to take up the whip, regardless.

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* The story of the canceled Dreamcast game ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaResurrection'' had a Belmont named Victor run away from his duties of killing Dracula, forcing time to rip his ancestor Sonia to his time to fill his place, although he's eventually forced to take up the whip, regardless.whip regardless when he and his ancestor Sonia Belmont are ripped from their respective timelines to fight Dracula in year 1666.
23rd Mar '17 4:51:10 AM Adept
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* ''LostOdyssey'''s Kaim doesn't actively refuse the call, but he recognizes that, as an immortal, he has all the time in the world, and so he takes his time. But when it comes to the call of adventure that his lost memories provide, he initially refuses due to the tremendous pain he knows they will bring if he can unlock them again.

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* ''LostOdyssey'''s ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'''s Kaim doesn't actively refuse the call, but he recognizes that, as an immortal, he has all the time in the world, and so he takes his time. But when it comes to the call of adventure that his lost memories provide, he initially refuses due to the tremendous pain he knows they will bring if he can unlock them again.
21st Feb '17 10:02:52 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Renly initially rejects Loras' suggestion that he should be king in "The Wolf and the Lion", but the idea gradually becomes more appealing after he argues with Robert, and he finally embraces it in "You Win or You Die". By "Fire and Blood" he has already crowned himself king with the help of the Tyrells.
13th Feb '17 5:38:23 AM ClatoLawa
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* In ''Fanfic/PowersOfInvisibility'', Juleka is offered the Turtle Miraculous and the role of Guardian by Master Fu, but she refuses in part because she's seen how Ladybug and Chat Noir keeping their secret identities from each other is tearing them apart. It remains to be seen if she'll change her mind in the wake of the two revealing themselves to each other, or the pep talk she gets from Tikki and Plagg about how she's basically doing the job already.

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* In ''Fanfic/PowersOfInvisibility'', Juleka is offered the Turtle Miraculous and the role of Guardian by Master Fu, but she refuses in part because she's seen how Ladybug and Chat Noir keeping their secret identities from each other is tearing them apart. It remains When pushed, she later acknowledges to be seen if she'll change her mind in herself that the wake of the two revealing themselves to each other, or the pep talk she gets from Tikki and Plagg about how reason is that she's basically doing afraid of failing, of letting down her friends with disastrous consequences. But by this point, with Adrien, Marinette and Rose incapacitated by Madusa, she knows that she is their best hope, and she accepts the job already.role.
10th Feb '17 12:22:16 AM Darthman616
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** Later on in the movie Anakin Skywalker although enthusiastic about the prospect of being freed from slavery and becoming a Jedi has trepidation about leaving his still enslaved behind. As he and Qui-Gon are walking away from his childhood home he runs back to his mother and claims, "I can't do it mom. I just can't do it." However with some convincing by Shmi he ultimately does manage to walk away and begin his journey.

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** Later on in the movie Anakin Skywalker although enthusiastic about the prospect of being freed from slavery and becoming a Jedi has trepidation about leaving his still enslaved behind. As he and Qui-Gon are walking away from his childhood home he runs back to his mother and claims, "I can't do it mom. I just can't do it." However with some convincing encouragement by Shmi he ultimately does manage to walk away and begin his journey.new path.
10th Feb '17 12:18:25 AM Darthman616
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** In ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' as communicated via her decoy Padme initially plans to stay on the Trade Federation occupied Naboo, feeling it is her duty to stay with her people. However after some convincing by Qui-Gon Jinn and Sio Bibble she gives the signal to her double with the line, "We are brave your highness" to allow them to go on the journey with the Jedi.
** Later on in the movie Anakin Skywalker although enthusiastic about the prospect of being freed from slavery and becoming a Jedi has trepidation about leaving his still enslaved behind. As he and Qui-Gon are walking away from his childhood home he runs back to his mother and claims, "I can't do it mom. I just can't do it." However with some convincing by Shmi he ultimately does manage to walk away and begin his journey.
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