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27th Sep '16 2:10:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is how Jonas Wharton of ''LG15TheResistance'' reacts when the Hymn of None attempts to persuade him to lead the Resistance in the first chapter, "A Call To Arms". In the end, the FBI turn up investigating claims that Jonas has committed acts of terrorism and murder, which forces him into action.

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* This is how Jonas Wharton of ''LG15TheResistance'' ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance'' reacts when the Hymn of None attempts to persuade him to lead the Resistance in the first chapter, "A Call To Arms". In the end, the FBI turn up investigating claims that Jonas has committed acts of terrorism and murder, which forces him into action.
8th Sep '16 3:38:17 PM Dravencour
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* Kouji Kabuto JumpedAtTheCall in the original ''Anime/MazingerZ''. In the first timeline seen in ''ShinMazingerZero'', he refused the call and we got to see the outcome. It was not pretty (unless your definition of pretty includes the planet scorched away and the humanity wiped out [[spoiler:by Mazinger-Z]]).

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* Kouji Kabuto JumpedAtTheCall in the original ''Anime/MazingerZ''. In the first timeline seen in ''ShinMazingerZero'', he refused the call and we got to see the outcome. It was not pretty (unless your definition of pretty includes the planet scorched away and the humanity wiped out [[spoiler:by Mazinger-Z]]).
29th Jul '16 11:14:15 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Usagi (Sailor Moon) [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wanted to be normal]], only agreed to get powers in order to save her friend, and even got out of having them once when she died at the end of the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]]'s first series. She never got out of it in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], though she killed herself after being forced to kill her lover. They were ''both'' reborn and she had to fight again immediately afterward.
** Haruka (Sailor Uranus) in the first anime refuses until a daimon is about to kill Neptune. She is warned not to say yes just to save them because she can't take it back once she does. She says yes finally anyway.

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** Usagi (Sailor Moon) [[IJustWantToBeNormal just wanted to be normal]], only agreed to get powers in order to save her friend, friend Naru, and even got out of having them once when she died at the end of the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]]'s first series. She never got out of it in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], though she killed herself after being forced to kill her lover. They lover; they were ''both'' reborn and she had to fight again immediately afterward.
** Haruka (Sailor Uranus) in the first anime refuses until a daimon is about to kill Neptune. Michiru (Sailor Neptune), who is wounded trying to protect her. She is warned by Michiru not to say yes just to save them because she can't take it back once she does. She says yes finally anyway.



* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Chiriko intially ignores the mark on his foot designating him as a Suzaku warrior because he's terrified of what duties will be placed on him. Quite a natural reaction, considering he's ten years old; in fact, this is his default state whenever the mark ''isn't'' glowing. [[spoiler:Which makes it all the more horrific when he's forced to kill himself as a TakingYouWithMe sacrifice later in the series.]]

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', This happens in the original ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and its associated material:
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Chiriko intially ignores the mark on his foot designating him as a Suzaku warrior because he's terrified of what duties will be placed on him. Quite a natural reaction, considering he's ten 13 years old; in fact, this is his default state whenever the mark ''isn't'' glowing. [[spoiler:Which makes it all the more horrific when he's forced to kill himself as a TakingYouWithMe sacrifice later in the series.]]



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ryuuken Ishida is a [[ArcherArchetype quincy]]. Not just any quincy, but one powerful enough to [[CurbstompBattle curbstomp]] his very gifted son, Uryuu. However, he utterly refuses to use his power and the only time he was ever asked why, his response consisted of BlatantLies that left Uryuu angry with him for years. Uryuu's grandfather did once say Ryuuken's refusal to be a quincy resides with some kind of DeclarationOfProtection but the exact details have [[MysteriousPast yet to be explained]]. With the quincies and shinigami currently at war and Ryuuken apparently wanting nothing to do with either side, the story has made him a clear case of HeroicNeutral and a very strong contender for a NeutralNoLonger fate.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ryuuken Ishida is a [[ArcherArchetype quincy]]. Not just any quincy, but one powerful enough to [[CurbstompBattle curbstomp]] his very gifted son, Uryuu. However, he utterly refuses to use his power and the only time he was ever asked why, his response consisted of BlatantLies that left Uryuu angry with him for years. Uryuu's grandfather did once say Ryuuken's refusal to be a quincy resides with some kind of DeclarationOfProtection but the exact details have [[MysteriousPast yet to be explained]]. weren't explained for a long time [[spoiler: and they involved the death of Ryuuken's wife/Uryuu's mother, Kanae.]] With the quincies and shinigami currently at war and Ryuuken apparently wanting nothing to do with either side, the story has made him a clear case of HeroicNeutral and a very strong contender for a NeutralNoLonger fate.fate, [[spoiler: up until the ''very'' end.]]
26th Jul '16 11:22:24 PM Karxrida
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* The title character of ''Jak3Wastelander'' is approached by Ashlin after he's been moving up the ladder in Spargus to go back to Haven City and help clean up the mess there. Jak responds that [[MisBlamed he was blamed]] for the fall of Haven City [[DudeWheresMyRespect despite saving it in the second game]], and left to die in the desert by the Grand Council. Naturally, he's in no mood to put his neck on the line for them anymore. [[spoiler:He eventually goes back anyway, because TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive.]]

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* The title character of ''Jak3Wastelander'' ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' is approached by Ashlin after he's been moving up the ladder in Spargus to go back to Haven City and help clean up the mess there. Jak responds that [[MisBlamed he was blamed]] for the fall of Haven City [[DudeWheresMyRespect despite saving it in the second game]], and left to die in the desert by the Grand Council. Naturally, he's in no mood to put his neck on the line for them anymore. [[spoiler:He eventually goes back anyway, because TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive.]]
18th Jul '16 3:00:01 AM DefyingGallifrey
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2nd Jul '16 10:22:54 AM nombretomado
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* Happens in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light''. Takua is apparently chosen by the Mask of Light, but he frames events so it appears that it's his friend Jaller instead to the village. Takua promptly gets volunteered to go on TheQuest to find the seventh Toa with Jaller anyway. [[spoiler: Takua finally stops refusing the call after Jaller makes a HeroicSacrifice to save him and puts on the Mask of Light, becoming the Toa of Light.]]

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* Happens in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light''. Takua is apparently chosen by the Mask of Light, but he frames events so it appears that it's his friend Jaller instead to the village. Takua promptly gets volunteered to go on TheQuest to find the seventh Toa with Jaller anyway. [[spoiler: Takua finally stops refusing the call after Jaller makes a HeroicSacrifice to save him and puts on the Mask of Light, becoming the Toa of Light.]]



* Takua tries to do this in ''{{Bionicle}}: The Mask of Light'' by tilting the mask so that it cast its light on Jaller, making everyone else believe that Jaller was TheChosenOne and sending him on the quest instead. However, Jaller manages to drag Takua along anyway.
17th Jun '16 3:05:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WorldOfQuest'', the titular Quest spends most of the first episode actively refusing the call. Actually, more like kicking the call in the butt. Eventually he's tricked into accepting.

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* In ''WorldOfQuest'', ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfQuest'', the titular Quest spends most of the first episode actively refusing the call. Actually, more like kicking the call in the butt. Eventually he's tricked into accepting.
7th Jun '16 12:13:38 PM Willbyr
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* This is Jomy's initial reaction in ''TowardTheTerra''. Mixed with a great dose of [[IJustwantToBeNormal reluctance in accepting his role as a Mu]].

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* This is Jomy's initial reaction in ''TowardTheTerra''.''Manga/TowardTheTerra''. Mixed with a great dose of [[IJustwantToBeNormal reluctance in accepting his role as a Mu]].
4th Jun '16 9:34:58 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in TheBardsTale for the PS2. The Bard does answer the call, but he refuses to be called TheChosenOne, and threatens anyone who even thinks to call him that.

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* Inverted in TheBardsTale for the PS2.[=PS2=]. The Bard does answer the call, but he refuses to be called TheChosenOne, and threatens anyone who even thinks to call him that.



* In the PS2 version of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', it's very possible to refuse the call by carefully avoiding setting off any triggers. It leads to an arc in which [[spoiler:"Mion" appears to start going nuts]], but Keiichi refuses to get involved, leading to [[spoiler:the death of everyone with the actual Mion's death being delayed by ten years while she's catatonic]].

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* In the PS2 [=PS2=] version of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', it's very possible to refuse the call by carefully avoiding setting off any triggers. It leads to an arc in which [[spoiler:"Mion" appears to start going nuts]], but Keiichi refuses to get involved, leading to [[spoiler:the death of everyone with the actual Mion's death being delayed by ten years while she's catatonic]].
26th May '16 11:21:24 AM Willbyr
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* In ''NabariNoOu'', [[IJustWantToBeNormal Miharu]] completely ignores the call even after being confronted by Thobari-sensei and ''repeatedly getting attacked by ninjas''. When he finally does learn a ninja technique, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny he uses it to run away from Thobari-sensei]].

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* In ''NabariNoOu'', ''Manga/NabariNoOu'', [[IJustWantToBeNormal Miharu]] completely ignores the call even after being confronted by Thobari-sensei and ''repeatedly getting attacked by ninjas''. When he finally does learn a ninja technique, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny he uses it to run away from Thobari-sensei]].
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