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14th Aug '16 9:51:02 AM nombretomado
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* Bartz, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', is not only this in-game (he's the only character [[spoiler:who isn't royalty]], for one), he's also this ''across the entire Franchise/FinalFantasy series.'' He's fairly generic-looking compared to the more {{Bishonen}} male protagonists like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]] or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]], is [[WalkingTheEarth a wanderer for the sheer hell of it]] (and goes back to doing that at the end of the game), and is a MasterOfNone (which is a base for the game's Job System, but even in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', he's not much of a specialist). Top that with the fact that he is ''incredibly'' easygoing, and there you have it.

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* Bartz, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', is not only this in-game (he's the only character [[spoiler:who isn't royalty]], for one), he's also this ''across the entire Franchise/FinalFantasy series.'' He's fairly generic-looking compared to the more {{Bishonen}} male protagonists like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]] or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]], is [[WalkingTheEarth a wanderer for the sheer hell of it]] (and goes back to doing that at the end of the game), and is a MasterOfNone (which is a base for the game's Job System, but even in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', he's not much of a specialist). Top that with the fact that he is ''incredibly'' easygoing, and there you have it.
13th Aug '16 5:52:42 PM nombretomado
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* Moist von Lipwig, conman in the {{Discworld}}, relies on being this to pull some truly outrageous scams.

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* Moist von Lipwig, conman in the {{Discworld}}, Literature/{{Discworld}}, relies on being this to pull some truly outrageous scams.
3rd Aug '16 8:07:05 PM Quanyails
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* John Doe from JPod, who grew up in a lesbian commune in British Columbia. To compensate for is insane upbringing, he has dedicated his life to making himself as statistically average as possible up to and including his favorite snack foods.

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* John Doe from JPod, ''Series/JPod'', who grew up in a lesbian commune in British Columbia. To compensate for is insane upbringing, he has dedicated his life to making himself as statistically average as possible up to and including his favorite snack foods.
26th Jun '16 7:42:33 PM nombretomado
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* Martin from ''TheDresdenFiles'' is described as incredibly bland. He manages to even do things that should be dramatic in efficient but unimpressive ways. Or at least Harry sees him this way. Of course there is the fact that he's a half vampire that's [[spoiler:running a ThanatosGambit against the Red Court in order to Harry to destroy them with their own ritual]]. The fact that he manages to seem completely average (except for the half vampire thing) right up until the end of Changes shows the power of this trope.
** Although Martin is deliberately [[InvokedTrope invoking]] this trope as he is an undercover(REALLY undercover) agent and needs to stand out as little as possible. At the end of [[TheDresdenFiles Changes]] during [[spoiler: the battle against the Red Court]] Harry notes that this blandness is also a lifesaving tool, as it makes enemies subconsciously ignore him in favour of other targets who seem like more of a threat.

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* Martin from ''TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is described as incredibly bland. He manages to even do things that should be dramatic in efficient but unimpressive ways. Or at least Harry sees him this way. Of course there is the fact that he's a half vampire that's [[spoiler:running a ThanatosGambit against the Red Court in order to Harry to destroy them with their own ritual]]. The fact that he manages to seem completely average (except for the half vampire thing) right up until the end of Changes shows the power of this trope.
** Although Martin is deliberately [[InvokedTrope invoking]] this trope as he is an undercover(REALLY undercover) agent and needs to stand out as little as possible. At the end of [[TheDresdenFiles Changes]] ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' during [[spoiler: the battle against the Red Court]] Harry notes that this blandness is also a lifesaving tool, as it makes enemies subconsciously ignore him in favour of other targets who seem like more of a threat.
17th Jun '16 7:16:15 AM meanmetalmario
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', there is Ordinary Guy, the only man on the planet Floog who does not have any superpowers. The job of all the superheroes is to protect him - from ''everything'', resulting in a complete lack of privacy which drives him mad and inspires him to become a tool-using {{supervillain}}.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', there is Ordinary Guy, the only man on the planet Floog who does not have Mertz is populated entirely by superheroes, and one "Ordinary Guy" without any superpowers. The powers whose entire job of all is to constantly be "rescued" by the superheroes is to protect him - from ''everything'', resulting in a complete ''everything'' (all superheroes ''need'' to have ordinary people to save, you see). Eventually, he got so fed up with the total lack of privacy which drives him mad and inspires him to become that he became a tool-using {{supervillain}}.gadget-using supervillain.
8th Jun '16 4:28:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella Swan]], to a ridiculous degree. Entirely average looks, and is nothing special at all--WordOfGod is that she was intentionally left as an ordinary girl so readers could step into her shoes. Strangely, the way she's written it's like Creator/StephenieMeyer wants to have her cake and eat it, too--this "completely ordinary protagonist" considers herself above her peers because she reads [[GeoffreyChaucer Chaucer]], [[WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], [[JaneAusten Austen]], and other classical authors for fun, she's [[InformedAttribute supposedly]] very mature, and she's immune to all vampire abilities, which would seemingly contradict her status as an average girl.

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* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': Bella Swan]], Swan, to a ridiculous degree. Entirely average looks, and is nothing special at all--WordOfGod is that she was intentionally left as an ordinary girl so readers could step into her shoes. Strangely, the way she's written it's like Creator/StephenieMeyer wants to have her cake and eat it, too--this "completely ordinary protagonist" considers herself above her peers because she reads [[GeoffreyChaucer [[Creator/GeoffreyChaucer Chaucer]], [[WilliamShakespeare [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], [[JaneAusten [[Creator/JaneAusten Austen]], and other classical authors for fun, she's [[InformedAttribute supposedly]] very mature, and she's immune to all vampire abilities, which would seemingly contradict her status as an average girl.
30th May '16 7:56:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Jerry Seinfeld in ''{{Seinfeld}}''. He is easily the least interesting character in the whole show despite being the main character. The main reason for this is to show a contrast between him and the crazy people he hangs out with. He has a different girlfriend almost every time he's seen with one, and breaks up with them for the pettiest reasons, yet has such a relaxed attitude about the whole thing that we rarely see him upset. He does get annoyed when Kramer comes into his room and 'borrows' his possessions/food, though; or where [[SitcomArchNemesis Newman]] is concerned.

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* Jerry Seinfeld in ''{{Seinfeld}}''.''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. He is easily the least interesting character in the whole show despite being the main character. The main reason for this is to show a contrast between him and the crazy people he hangs out with. He has a different girlfriend almost every time he's seen with one, and breaks up with them for the pettiest reasons, yet has such a relaxed attitude about the whole thing that we rarely see him upset. He does get annoyed when Kramer comes into his room and 'borrows' his possessions/food, though; or where [[SitcomArchNemesis Newman]] is concerned.
11th May '16 3:39:49 AM GreenLady
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* In the pre-made neighbourhood of Strangetown in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', your neighbours are mad scientists; actual, Little Green Men aliens (and their abductees); serial killers and the ghosts of their victims; power-mad militia; the son of the Grim Reaper; and, in some spin-offs, insane werewolves, friendly neighbourhood vampires, sentient robots struggling to be freed from their creators, ancient gods worshipped by secret cults, and mind-controlling supervillains. Then there's Ajay. His backstory? Um, he moved here for work...
15th Apr '16 1:08:00 PM cdrood
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* Elliot, in ''ElGoonishShive'' sees himself that way, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1731 at least until it's pointed out]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1732 that he isn't]].
8th Mar '16 2:30:25 AM Jappus
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* Moist von Lipwig, conman in the {{Discworld}}, relies on belnig this to pull some truly outrageous scams.

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* Moist von Lipwig, conman in the {{Discworld}}, relies on belnig being this to pull some truly outrageous scams.
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