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8th May '16 2:37:52 PM Morgenthaler
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->'''Rincewind:''' Oh, but they will, sir. And then I'll run away, and probably hide in a crate somewhere [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive that'll be loaded onto the flying machine in any case]]... Or there'll be a whole string of accidents that end up causing the same thing. Trust me, sir. [[GenreSavvy I know how my life works.]]

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->'''Rincewind:''' Oh, but they will, sir. And then I'll run away, and probably hide in a crate somewhere [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive that'll be loaded onto the flying machine in any case]]...case... Or there'll be a whole string of accidents that end up causing the same thing. Trust me, sir. [[GenreSavvy I know how my life works.]]
8th May '16 2:34:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* (Bel)Garion, the main Chosen One of David Eddings' ''{{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.

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* (Bel)Garion, the main Chosen One of David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''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.



* In ''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.
* Aislinn in the ''WickedLovely'' series. She realizes that she has no choice about being a faery, but she makes clear that she will only do it on her own terms.

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* In ''KingdomKeepers'', ''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.
* Aislinn in the ''WickedLovely'' ''Literature/WickedLovely'' series. She realizes that she has no choice about being a faery, but she makes clear that she will only do it on her own terms.



* Ned Stark in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. He doesn't want to be the King's Hand, even for his best friend King Robert, but sees he has no choice in matter, partly because he [[HonourBeforeReason can't disobey a command from his King]] and partly because he realises his friend is trapped in a DeadlyDecadentCourt and needs his help.
** Similarly, Stannis Baratheon doesn't really want to [[spoiler:succeed Robert as king]]. However, it's his duty to do it and thus he will, [[spoiler:even if it means rebelling against Joffrey and fighting the Lannisters, Starks, ''and'' most of his own bannermen, having the smallest army at the start]]. [[spoiler:After losing most of his troops, he contemplates burning a nephew of his to gain magical aid. However his conversations with Davos show how conflicted he is, but that he considers it his duty to take the throne, for the realm, for his daughter, and even the brother he didn't like, knowing Robert's wife murdered him so her family could usurp the throne. Ultimately, Davos reminds him of his higher duty as a King, to protect the realm and have him come and rescue the Night's Watch:]]

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Ned Stark in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. He doesn't want to be the King's Hand, even for his best friend King Robert, but sees he has no choice in matter, partly because he [[HonourBeforeReason can't disobey a command from his King]] and partly because he realises his friend is trapped in a DeadlyDecadentCourt and needs his help.
** Similarly, Stannis Baratheon doesn't really want to [[spoiler:succeed Robert as king]]. However, it's his duty to do it and thus he will, [[spoiler:even if it means rebelling against Joffrey and fighting the Lannisters, Starks, ''and'' most of his own bannermen, having the smallest army at the start]]. [[spoiler:After losing most of his troops, he contemplates burning a nephew of his to gain magical aid. However his conversations with Davos show how conflicted he is, but that he considers it his duty to take the throne, for the realm, for his daughter, and even the brother he didn't like, knowing Robert's wife murdered him so her family could usurp the throne. Ultimately, Davos reminds him of his higher duty as a King, to protect the realm and have him come and rescue the Night's Watch:]]
24th Mar '16 10:52:28 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.
25th Jan '16 8:57:19 PM JulianLapostat
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** Similarly, Stannis Baratheon doesn't really want to [[spoiler:succeed Robert as king]]. However, it's his duty to do it and thus he will, [[spoiler:even if it means rebelling against Joffrey and fighting the Lannisters, Starks, ''and'' most of his own bannermen, having the smallest army at the start]]. [[spoiler:After losing most of his troops, he contemplates burning a nephew of his to gain magical aid. However his conversations with Davos show how conflicted he is, but that he considers it his duty to take the throne, for the realm, for his daughter, and even the brother he didn't like, knowing Robert's wife murdered him so her family could usurp the throne.]]

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** Similarly, Stannis Baratheon doesn't really want to [[spoiler:succeed Robert as king]]. However, it's his duty to do it and thus he will, [[spoiler:even if it means rebelling against Joffrey and fighting the Lannisters, Starks, ''and'' most of his own bannermen, having the smallest army at the start]]. [[spoiler:After losing most of his troops, he contemplates burning a nephew of his to gain magical aid. However his conversations with Davos show how conflicted he is, but that he considers it his duty to take the throne, for the realm, for his daughter, and even the brother he didn't like, knowing Robert's wife murdered him so her family could usurp the throne.]] Ultimately, Davos reminds him of his higher duty as a King, to protect the realm and have him come and rescue the Night's Watch:]]
--> '''King Stannis''':''Lord Seaworth is a man of humble birth, but he reminded me of my duty, when all I could think of was my rights. I had the cart before the horse, Davos said. I was trying to win the throne to save the kingdom, when I should have been trying to save the kingdom to win the throne.''
25th Jan '16 8:00:59 AM sgamer82
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* Miho Nishizumi, from ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' goes through this several times. She transfers to a new school to avoid having to take Sensha-do, but gets drafted into the sport when the Student Council demands she participate, albeit ultimately deciding to go along with it when seeing her friends, who had originally wanted to do tankery, switch their electives to stay with her and defend her decision not to do tankery. When she and her friends form tank crew, she first refuses taking the commander position, but is talked into it by the rest of the team after the first practice. Later she gets "volunteered" to take command of the whole school's Tankery team by the Student Council president.

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* Miho Nishizumi, from ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' goes through this several times. She transfers to a new school to avoid having to take Sensha-do, Tankery, but gets drafted into the sport when the Student Council demands she participate, albeit ultimately deciding to go along with it when seeing her friends, who had originally wanted to do tankery, switch their electives to stay with her and defend her decision not to do tankery. When she and her friends form a tank crew, she first refuses taking the commander position, but is talked into it by the rest of the team after the first practice. Later she gets "volunteered" to take command of the whole school's Tankery team by the Student Council president.
24th Jan '16 3:33:44 PM MrThorfan64
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** Similarly, Stannis Baratheon doesn't really want to [[spoiler:succeed Robert as king]]. However, it's his duty to do it and thus he will, [[spoiler:even if it means rebelling against Joffrey and fighting the Lannisters, Starks, ''and'' most of his own bannermen]].

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** Similarly, Stannis Baratheon doesn't really want to [[spoiler:succeed Robert as king]]. However, it's his duty to do it and thus he will, [[spoiler:even if it means rebelling against Joffrey and fighting the Lannisters, Starks, ''and'' most of his own bannermen]].bannermen, having the smallest army at the start]]. [[spoiler:After losing most of his troops, he contemplates burning a nephew of his to gain magical aid. However his conversations with Davos show how conflicted he is, but that he considers it his duty to take the throne, for the realm, for his daughter, and even the brother he didn't like, knowing Robert's wife murdered him so her family could usurp the throne.]]
9th Jan '16 7:59:31 PM Gamermaster
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' plays with this trope in different ways.

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' plays with this trope in different ways.
6th Jan '16 11:49:11 PM QuantumReality
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* Wil Ohmsford of ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles'' is less than enthusiastic when informed by Allanon that he happens to be important enough to be dragged along on the Druid's quest to keep demons from overruning the world.
18th Dec '15 10:56:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''ShadowHearts'': Yuri doesn't particularly ''want'' to go on an epic quest or anything, but [[SpiritAdvisor that damn voice in his head]] won't leave him alone, so he's just going along with it until the CharacterDevelopment kicks in.

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* ''ShadowHearts'': ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'': Yuri doesn't particularly ''want'' to go on an epic quest or anything, but [[SpiritAdvisor that damn voice in his head]] won't leave him alone, so he's just going along with it until the CharacterDevelopment kicks in.
10th Oct '15 1:58:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] (Robin) falls under this trope. He honestly doesn't think [[spoiler: he's cut out to be Batman,]] but he does it nonetheless.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' [[{{Nightwing}} [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] (Robin) falls under this trope. He honestly doesn't think [[spoiler: he's cut out to be Batman,]] but he does it nonetheless.
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