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24th Mar '18 9:51:46 AM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Hearing voices inside his head telling him that he needs to leave home and help save the world, and gaining new knowledge based on those voices, leads Oscar to justify the experience every way he can, ranging from having absorbed the information from his aunt's many books, to the possibility that he's now completely crazy. Although he initially hates what is happening and desperately [[RefusalOfTheCall wants the voices to go away]], he eventually realises that he's going to have to do something about it. Resigning himself to doing what needs to be done still leaves him fearful, but he admits it also feels like the right thing to do. [[spoiler:He's hearing Professor Ozpin's voice inside his head and has full access to Ozpin's memories. Ozpin is a being that is thousands of years old, cursed by the gods to body-surf from one host to the next. Each of his host's has become significant in either folklore or history and carries a [[BigGood terrible burden]] to protect the world from a great evil most of humanity doesn't even know exists. It takes Ozpin a while to convince Oscar that he's not going crazy, but Oscar eventually accepts Ozpin's advice to leave home and head for Haven Academy's headmaster in Mistral. When he arrives at Haven, he finds Qrow waiting for him as part of a pre-arranged agreement with Ozpin, and is forced to become the guiding voice of wisdom for an under-trained band of heroes who are all that stand between the BigBad and the destruction of humanity.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Hearing voices inside his head telling him that he needs to leave home and help save the world, and gaining new knowledge based on those voices, leads Oscar to justify the experience every way he can, ranging from having absorbed the information from his aunt's many books, to the possibility that he's now completely crazy. Although he initially hates what is happening and desperately [[RefusalOfTheCall wants the voices to go away]], he eventually realises that he's going to have to do something about it. Resigning himself to doing what needs to be done still leaves him fearful, but he admits it also feels like the right thing to do. [[spoiler:He's hearing Professor Ozpin's voice inside his head and has full access to Ozpin's memories. [[spoiler:Professor Ozpin is a being that is thousands of years old, cursed by the gods to body-surf from one host to the next. Each of his host's hosts has become significant in either folklore or history and carries history, carrying a [[BigGood terrible burden]] to protect the world from a great evil that most of humanity doesn't even know exists. It takes Ozpin a while to convince Oscar that he's not going crazy, but Oscar eventually accepts Ozpin's advice resigns himself to leave the situation and leaves home and head for Haven Academy's headmaster Academy in Mistral. When he arrives at Haven, Upon arriving, he finds Qrow waiting for him as part of a pre-arranged agreement with Ozpin, Ozpin and is forced finds himself having to become swiftly learn how to access Ozpin's memories and abilities while simultaneously becoming the guiding voice of wisdom for an under-trained band of heroes who are all that stand between the BigBad and the destruction of humanity.]]
24th Mar '18 9:44:39 AM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Hearing voices inside his head telling him that he needs to leave home and help save the world, and gaining new knowledge based on those voices, leads Oscar to justify the experience every way he can, ranging from having absorbed the information from his aunt's many books, to the possibility that he's now completely crazy. Although he initially hates what is happening and desperately [[RefusalOfTheCall wants the voices to go away]], he eventually realises that he's going to have to do something about it. Resigning himself to doing what needs to be done still leaves him fearful, but he admits it also feels like the right thing to do. [[spoiler:He's hearing Professor Ozpin's voice inside his head and has full access to Ozpin's memories. Ozpin is a being that is thousands of years old, cursed by the gods to body-surf from one host to the next. Each of his host's has become significant in either folklore or history and carries a [[BigGood terrible burden]] to protect the world from a great evil most of humanity doesn't even know exists. It takes Ozpin a while to convince Oscar that he's not going crazy, but Oscar eventually accepts Ozpin's advice to leave home and head for Haven Academy's headmaster in Mistral. When he arrives at Haven, he finds Qrow waiting for him as part of a pre-arranged agreement with Ozpin, and is forced to become the guiding voice of wisdom for an under-trained band of heroes who are all that stand between the BigBad and the destruction of humanity.]]
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20th Feb '18 5:45:20 PM Hoki
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** The third season has this trope as a small plot point. The now adult protagonists rescue a small 6 year old girl named Vivio from the season's BigBad and his minions. Nanoha decides to look after her in the meantime until Vivio can be safely given to a caring foster family, and she develops a bond with Vivio upon regular interaction with her. When asked why Nanoha doesn't just adopt Vivio as her daughter, she mentions that she's reluctant in raising her as her child given that her work sometimes puts her in dangerous situations, citing an experience she had that almost ended her career. By the end of the anime, Nanoha has official adopted Vivio as her daughter and is perfectly happy with the relationship.

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** The third season has this trope as a small plot point. The now adult protagonists rescue a small 6 year old girl named Vivio from the season's BigBad and his minions. Nanoha decides to look after her in the meantime until Vivio can be safely given to a caring foster family, and she develops a bond with Vivio upon regular interaction with her. When asked why Nanoha doesn't just adopt Vivio as her daughter, she mentions that she's reluctant in raising her as her child given that her work sometimes puts her in dangerous situations, citing an experience she had that almost ended her career. The turning point is when Vivio is kidnapped by the BigBad and is forced to fight Nanoha, Nanoha delivers a speech telling Vivio that [[HeartwarmingMoments she will try her best to be her mother]]. By the end of the anime, Nanoha has official adopted Vivio as her daughter and is perfectly happy with the relationship.
14th Jan '18 2:57:22 AM Piterpicher
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* The star of ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee.'' She has the role of the Te Xuan Ze imposed upon her whether she likes it or not, but once engaged in her role as the balancer of the real world and the world of magic, Juniper performs it with gusto.

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* The star of ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee.''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee.'' She has the role of the Te Xuan Ze imposed upon her whether she likes it or not, but once engaged in her role as the balancer of the real world and the world of magic, Juniper performs it with gusto.
24th Dec '17 12:15:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheElricSaga'': Elric often complains about his fate as the [[EternalChampions Eternal Champion]], but feels helpless to avoid it.

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* ''Literature/TheElricSaga'': Elric often complains about his fate as the [[EternalChampions [[VideoGame/EternalChampions Eternal Champion]], but feels helpless to avoid it.
26th Jul '17 10:19:27 AM Grey_Wolf_c
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* (Bel)Garion, the main Chosen One of David Eddings' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' is Resigned To The Call; he spends roughly 4 1/2 of the five books asking "Why ''me''?". C'Nedra also spends a fair bit of books 4 and 5 Resigned To The Call, giving recruiting speeches and leading the army because, according to the Prophecy, she ''must do so'' in order for Belgarion to have a chance to win, even though public speaking makes her physically ill.

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* (Bel)Garion, the main Chosen One of David Eddings' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' is Resigned To The Call; he spends roughly 4 1/2 of the five books asking "Why ''me''?". C'Nedra also spends a fair bit of books 4 and 5 Resigned To The Call, giving recruiting speeches and leading the army because, according to the Prophecy, she ''must do so'' in order for Belgarion to have a chance to win, even though public speaking makes her physically ill.ill, and that her promises of easy heroic victories and plentiful loot are lies.
4th Jun '17 5:15:14 PM Madrugada
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* Morgon of ''Literature/TheRiddleMasterTrilogy'' is very much not happy about the ambiguous, threatening prophecies that have been ascribed to him and only grudgingly agrees, after almost being murdered a few times, to try and figure some of this stuff out.

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* Morgon of ''Literature/TheRiddleMasterTrilogy'' is very much not happy about the ambiguous, threatening prophecies that have been ascribed to him and only grudgingly agrees, after almost being murdered a few times, to try and figure some of this stuff out. He'd much rather go home and brew beer.
4th Jun '17 12:32:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem]]'' offers us Candi Levens. She has resigned herself to the fact all along that she must take up superheroics. But the Call decides to punish her anyway.

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* ''[[CiemWebcomicSeries ''[[Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem]]'' offers us Candi Levens. She has resigned herself to the fact all along that she must take up superheroics. But the Call decides to punish her anyway.
14th May '17 3:55:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TransformersWarForCybertron'', Optimus shows shades of this after [[spoiler: Zeta Prime is killed, forcing him to take up the mantle of the last Prime]].

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* In ''TransformersWarForCybertron'', ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'', Optimus shows shades of this after [[spoiler: Zeta Prime is killed, forcing him to take up the mantle of the last Prime]].
13th May '17 8:01:40 AM Madrugada
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* Jonah in ''Literature/TheBible'' is an example of Resigned To The Call coming after he RefusedTheCall and got a dose of YouCantFightFate. By the time the big fish spat him out, his attitude had changed from "I am ''NOT'' going to Ninevah!" to "I guess I'm going to Ninevah."

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* ''Literature/TheBible'':
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Jonah in ''Literature/TheBible'' is an example of Resigned To The Call coming after he RefusedTheCall and got a dose of YouCantFightFate. By the time the big fish spat him out, his attitude had changed from "I am ''NOT'' going to Ninevah!" to "I guess I'm going to Ninevah."



* (Bel)Garion, the main Chosen One of David Eddings' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' is Resigned To The Call; he spends roughly 4 1/2 of the five books asking "Why ''me''?". C'Nedra also spends a fair bit of books 4 and 5 Resigned To The Call, giving recruiting speeches and leading the army because, according to the Prophecy, she must in order for Belgarion to have a chance to win.
* Morgon of ''Literature/TheRiddleMasterTrilogy'' is very much not happy about the ambiguous, threatening prophecies that have been ascribed to him and only grudgingly agrees after almost being murdered a few times to try and figure some of this stuff out.
* In ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'', the [[FiveManBand keepers]] aren't to enthusiastic about their new mission, especially [[TheLancer Maybeck]] and [[TheBigGuy Charlene]]. However, since they cross over every time they fall asleep, there's little they can do except go with it.

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* (Bel)Garion, the main Chosen One of David Eddings' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' is Resigned To The Call; he spends roughly 4 1/2 of the five books asking "Why ''me''?". C'Nedra also spends a fair bit of books 4 and 5 Resigned To The Call, giving recruiting speeches and leading the army because, according to the Prophecy, she must ''must do so'' in order for Belgarion to have a chance to win.
win, even though public speaking makes her physically ill.
* Morgon of ''Literature/TheRiddleMasterTrilogy'' is very much not happy about the ambiguous, threatening prophecies that have been ascribed to him and only grudgingly agrees agrees, after almost being murdered a few times times, to try and figure some of this stuff out.
* In ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'', the [[FiveManBand keepers]] keepers aren't to too enthusiastic about their new mission, especially [[TheLancer Maybeck]] and [[TheBigGuy Charlene]]. However, since they cross over every time they fall asleep, there's little they can do except go with it.
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