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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]].
24th May '16 7:15:57 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TenchiInTokyo'', Tenchi's the latest line of protectors of the Earth (instead of the long-lost prince of Jurai that he is in other canons focusing on him) and [[TakeUpMySword is given a]] TransformationTrinket in the form of seven jewels that turn into a {{BFS}}. Instead, he'd rather be a normal teenager and gives away one of the jewels to the six alien girls. This turns out to be crucial in BigBad Yuugi's plans.

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* In ''TenchiInTokyo'', ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'', Tenchi's the latest line of protectors of the Earth (instead of the long-lost prince of Jurai that he is in other canons focusing on him) and [[TakeUpMySword is given a]] TransformationTrinket in the form of seven jewels that turn into a {{BFS}}. Instead, he'd rather be a normal teenager and gives away one of the jewels to the six alien girls. This turns out to be crucial in BigBad Yuugi's plans.
10th May '16 11:08:36 AM eroock
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* Discussed in [[http://oglaf.com/yummymummies/ this]] strip from ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}''.
2nd May '16 5:59:15 AM jormis29
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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'': Path of Neo, it is possible to take the Blue Pill, resulting in a NonStandardGameOver where Morpheus expresses his disappointment at the decision.

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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'': Path of Neo, ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'', it is possible to take the Blue Pill, resulting in a NonStandardGameOver where Morpheus expresses his disappointment at the decision.
30th Apr '16 2:11:47 PM Quanyails
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Danny often tries to Refuse the Call. This never works well, with the result being either just a mundane ghost attack to creating horrific alternate futures where the world is destroyed. One particular example is the episode 'Memory Blank' where a powerless Danny with no memories is forced to answer the call anyway.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Danny often tries to Refuse the Call. This never works well, with the result being either just a mundane ghost attack to creating horrific alternate futures where the world is destroyed. One particular example is the episode 'Memory Blank' "Memory Blank" where a powerless Danny with no memories is forced to answer the call anyway.
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