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7th Jun '17 12:23:09 PM EDP
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* This happens ''all the time'' to the protagonist of ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'': Saitama one-shots an extremely powerful threat, but for whatever reason someone else (unwittingly) gets the credit, and he remains unknown to the greater public. Then with the Deep Sea King he finally does it in public, and after Deep Sea King proved his power by defeating many other heroes... And then, hearing an UngratefulBastard riling everyone else against the other heroes because he thought that Deep Sea King had to be weak to be defeated by Saitama, he [[ZeroApprovalGambit claims the other heroes had already weakened the Deep Sea King and threatens the witnesses if they tell everyone anything but that he one-shotted the monster]] so that the heroes who risked their lives will get the respect they deserve.
** He does it again when, having been suspected to be a serial killer and quickly cleared, he's in a police station talking with the chief about how heroes like him are stealing all the respect from the police when the serial killer, who is actually a Mysterious Being with a grudge with the police and [[ImmuneToBullets too tought for guns]], attacks and a Hero Association higher-up is making the police chief beg for help: having heard the phone call, Saitama kills the monster, dons a police uniform, and when the Hero Association task force arrives with journalists he marches out and silently throws the monster's body at their feet.
5th Apr '17 1:30:34 AM MarkLungo
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TheHero has defeated the villains who [[CursedWithAwesome Cursed Him With Awesome]] -- saved his loved ones in the process, turned some cynics into optimists, and used the only antidote for his mutation to selflessly cure the LittlestCancerPatient. His love interest still wants to be with him, even with his transformation and new powers... but he don't exist any more. He's a freak. He tells her the man she loved is gone, he's something else now, and he leaves. [[SayMyName She cries his name]] as he walks away into the night - to save the innocent and [WeHelpTheHelpless help the helpless]].

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TheHero has defeated the villains who [[CursedWithAwesome Cursed Him With Awesome]] -- saved his loved ones in the process, turned some cynics into optimists, and used the only antidote for his mutation to selflessly cure the LittlestCancerPatient. His love interest still wants to be with him, even with his transformation and new powers... but he don't exist any more. He's a freak. He tells her the man she loved is gone, he's something else now, and he leaves. [[SayMyName She cries his name]] as he walks away into the night - to save the innocent and [WeHelpTheHelpless [[WeHelpTheHelpless help the helpless]].
5th Apr '17 1:30:10 AM MarkLungo
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TheHero has defeated the villains who [[CursedWithAwesome Cursed Him With Awesome]] -- saved his loved ones in the process, turned some cynics into optimists, and used the only antidote for his mutation to selflessly cure the LittlestCancerPatient. His love interest still wants to be with him, even with his transformation and new powers... but he don't exist any more. He's a freak. He tells her the man she loved is gone, he's something else now, and he leaves. She cries his name as he walk away into the night - to save the innocent and help the helpless.

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TheHero has defeated the villains who [[CursedWithAwesome Cursed Him With Awesome]] -- saved his loved ones in the process, turned some cynics into optimists, and used the only antidote for his mutation to selflessly cure the LittlestCancerPatient. His love interest still wants to be with him, even with his transformation and new powers... but he don't exist any more. He's a freak. He tells her the man she loved is gone, he's something else now, and he leaves. [[SayMyName She cries his name name]] as he walk walks away into the night - to save the innocent and [WeHelpTheHelpless help the helpless.
helpless]].
24th Dec '16 11:49:18 PM Juicehead_Baby
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** The ending of the second CompilationMovie expands upon this, showing he has actually followed the CallToAgriculture and is going on a tour of farming villages to train them in the proper use of irrigation so that the world can recover from its desertified state.
12th Nov '16 5:12:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheSearchers'': A more subtle example, but after spending years searching for his niece and saving her from the Indian tribe that kidnapped her, protagonist [[JohnWayne Ethan Edwards]] lingers in the doorway of his family's house and then leaves, rather than join his family in the house to celebrate the girl's return. Even the shot composition illustrates that Ethan's dark AntiHero tendencies (not to mention the undercurrent of racism that drove his quest) won't allow him to live a normal, happy life.

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* ''Film/TheSearchers'': A more subtle example, but after spending years searching for his niece and saving her from the Indian tribe that kidnapped her, protagonist [[JohnWayne [[Creator/JohnWayne Ethan Edwards]] lingers in the doorway of his family's house and then leaves, rather than join his family in the house to celebrate the girl's return. Even the shot composition illustrates that Ethan's dark AntiHero tendencies (not to mention the undercurrent of racism that drove his quest) won't allow him to live a normal, happy life.
3rd Oct '16 12:16:39 PM EDP
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* In the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse and ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' this is Paperinik's true cross as a superhero: he knows that he could finally be respected and admired even in his civilian identity if he renounced his SecretIdentity (and, given it's ComicBook/DonaldDuck, that's something he ''really'' needs and deserve), but if he did so he'd endanger them, so he'll ''never'' take off the mask (and if someone finds out [[LaserGuidedAmnesia he'll wipe their memories]]).
26th Jun '16 7:43:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', [[spoiler: Harry's girlfriend Susan decides to leave after becoming a vampire]], joining a band of other FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires who are fighting their hunger as well as evil vampires. (Since OurVampiresAreDifferent, a person who has been turned doesn't become a ''full'' vampire until they feed for the first time. Until then, they're still themselves, and though the hunger is felt, they don't have to feed to survive.)

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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', [[spoiler: Harry's girlfriend Susan decides to leave after becoming a vampire]], joining a band of other FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires who are fighting their hunger as well as evil vampires. (Since OurVampiresAreDifferent, a person who has been turned doesn't become a ''full'' vampire until they feed for the first time. Until then, they're still themselves, and though the hunger is felt, they don't have to feed to survive.)
20th Apr '16 3:14:52 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': During the War, Shinji, Asuka, Rei and their teammates absorbed the powers of all [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Lovecraftian]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s killed by them until they became {{Humanoid Abomination}}s. When they fought the Elder Gods for last time, [[spoiler:Rei chose to seal herself with them forever,]] telling her friends that she'd never be capable of having a normal life. After saving the world, [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka left his friends and human civilization forever because they didn't belong with humans anymore]] (in a subversion, they left together).
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14th Apr '16 7:59:02 AM Tron80
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* The OVA ''Guyver: Out of Control'' features Sho Fukamachbi playing a variant on type one. After rescuing his [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend Mizuki]], he brings her to a small overlook where she awakens to see him, in Guyver form, and almost instantly manages to deduce who's behind that odd alien mask. (and bear in mind in Guyver form the guy is at least seven feet tall, not counting the horn on the head of the armor from all we can see) He stands up and looks into the sunset, then turns around, and walks off not saying a thing to her as she desperately screams/pleads for him to come back. The epilogue says Mizuki went back to school and was fine after that, but Sho himself is never seen again. Presumably he and Guyver III continue their war against Chronos in secret but nobody knows it.

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* The OVA ''Guyver: ''Manga/{{Guyver}}: Out of Control'' features Sho Fukamachbi Fukamachi playing a variant on type one. After rescuing his [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend Mizuki]], he brings her to a small overlook where she awakens to see him, in Guyver form, and almost instantly manages to deduce who's behind that odd alien mask. (and bear in mind in Guyver form the guy is at least seven feet tall, not counting the horn on the head of the armor from all we can see) He stands up and looks into the sunset, then turns around, and walks off not saying a thing to her as she desperately screams/pleads for him to come back. The epilogue says Mizuki went back to school and was fine after that, but Sho himself is never seen again. Presumably he and Guyver III continue their war against Chronos in secret but nobody knows it.
27th Dec '15 2:56:19 AM naruto8900
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* ''Video Game: Batman: Arkham Knight'': After saving the Gotham from Scarecrow's terrorist attack, dealing with the [[TitleDrop Arkham Knight]], and tying up all loose ends, Bruce Wayne goes straight home and [[spoiler:blows up his house. Nobody knows exactly where he went to retire and/or what he was planning to fight next]]. Hell of a way to retire, but Batman's allies had finally leveled up enough to take on the Rogues Gallery on their own.

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* ''Video Game: Batman: Arkham Knight'': ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': After saving the Gotham from Scarecrow's terrorist attack, dealing with the [[TitleDrop Arkham Knight]], and tying up all loose ends, Bruce Wayne goes straight home and [[spoiler:blows up his house. Nobody knows exactly where he went to retire and/or what he was planning to fight next]]. Hell of a way to retire, but Batman's allies had finally leveled up enough to take on the Rogues Gallery on their own.
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