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19th Jul '17 3:22:12 AM sylviaviridian
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** And in [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia the first game]], the Four Seraphim did this to ''themselves'' as part of the process of building the [[PathOfInspiration Church of Martel]] - mostly to [[spoiler:Martel herself, who was never really a goddess, and Mithos, their leader.]] Overlaps with LegendFadesToMyth a bit - some of the stories they tell about the legendary hero and his companions ''are'' at least partly true, remembered down the millennia as local legends, but no one has the complete story.
6th Jul '17 12:17:10 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' franchise is positively ''lousy'' with persons, organizations, objects, and events that became Shrouded in Myth. Emperor Talos/Tiber Septim, Isgramor of the Companions, the Grey Fox, the Thieves Guild, the Dark Brotherhood, every Daedric artifact, every Daedric Prince, and more. Notably, the ''player character'' inevitably becomes Shrouded in Myth by at least the next game in the series. Sometimes within their own game, like the Dovahkin.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' franchise is positively ''lousy'' with persons, organizations, objects, species, and events that became Shrouded in Myth. [[GodEmperor Emperor Talos/Tiber Septim, Isgramor Septim]], [[FounderOfTheKingdom Ysgramor]] of the Companions, the [[MasterThief Grey Fox, Fox]], the Thieves Guild, ThievesGuild, the [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood, Brotherhood]], every Daedric artifact, every [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince, Prince]], and many more. Notably, the ''player character'' ''PlayerCharacter'' inevitably becomes Shrouded in Myth by at least the next game in the series. Sometimes within series (even when there is only a short TimeSkip between games), and sometimes even ''within their own game, game'', like the Dovahkin.''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s Dragonborn.
25th Jun '17 7:11:13 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* William Munny from ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''. And by extension, lots of Clint Eastwood's Western roles. The Man With No Name is one of the better-known examples.

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* William Munny from ''Film/{{Unforgiven}}''. And by extension, lots of Clint Eastwood's Creator/ClintEastwood's Western roles. The Man With No Name is one of the better-known examples.
20th Jun '17 5:01:47 AM gb00393
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** Nobody has a clue where exactly House Reed's stronghold is, or what their members look like except Bran, Rickon, Osha, and Hodor (well, the latter part at least) because Jojen and Meera personally looked for them. Greywater Watch, their "castle", is a crannog basically a really large floating artificial island/houseboat. Thus it ''moves'', and during times of war, they just pull it back deeper into the swamps.
22nd May '17 10:11:05 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', the robots of Chapek 9 are distracted from their real problems by a constant fear of human invasion spread by their Robot Elders. (Among other things, humans are said to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent "suck your transmission fluid and turn you into a human, too."]]) When the Planet Express crew confronts the elders and gets in a tight spot, Fry manages to use their campaign of misinformation against them by threatening to breathe fire on them, and the no-longer-sure whether that's true or not elders are cowed long enough for the heroes to escape.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', the robots of Chapek 9 are distracted descended from robots who rebelled against humans centuries ago, and their real problems by a constant fear of human invasion spread by their Robot Elders. (Among culture is still centered around fearing and hating them. Among other things, humans are said to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent "suck "[[OurVampiresAreDifferent suck your transmission fluid and turn you into a human, too."]]) When too]]." Eventually, the Planet Express crew confronts are cornered by the elders and gets in Robot Elders, who are responsible for sowing this paranoia for centuries, though even they seem a tight spot, Fry manages to use their campaign of misinformation against them by threatening to bit fuzzy on the details at this point.
-->'''Orange Elder:''' Can they really
breathe fire on them, and or did we make that up?
-->'''Blue Elder:''' Gee, I can't remember anymore! It might just be from that stupid movie.
-->'''Green Elder:''' Was that
the no-longer-sure whether that's true original or not elders are cowed long enough for the heroes to escape.re-make?
22nd May '17 10:01:20 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''ComicBook/PS238'', the protagonist, Tyler, is a MuggleBornOfMages attending a SuperheroSchool. Just to keep up with the other students, he starts taking BadassNormal lessons with [[TheCowl Revenant]] and creates the superhero identity Moonshadow. While all the empowered students know each other's secret identities, nobody knows that Moonshadow is Tyler, and somehow, Moonshadow has become such a MemeticBadass to them that everybody believes he's won the SuperpowerLottery.

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* In ''ComicBook/PS238'', the protagonist, Tyler, is a MuggleBornOfMages attending a SuperheroSchool. Just to keep up with the other students, he starts taking BadassNormal lessons with [[TheCowl Revenant]] and creates the superhero identity Moonshadow. Moon Shadow. While all the empowered students know each other's secret identities, nobody knows that Moonshadow Moon Shadow is Tyler, and somehow, Moonshadow Moon Shadow has become such a MemeticBadass to them that everybody believes he's won the SuperpowerLottery.
** At one point, some students see him just as he's slipping through a magic portal. A few pages later:
-->'''[[GadgeteerGenius Herschel]]:''' Accordin' to some "eye witnesses," Moon Shadow came down here, made some big speech about savin' Ms. Imperia from wherever she got to, then turned himself into a cloud of "dark justice mist" and went through the door.
22nd May '17 9:50:18 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''ComicBook/PS238'', Tyler's Robin-like persona Moon Shadow is shrouded in myth for the other students.

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* In ''ComicBook/PS238'', Tyler's Robin-like persona Moon Shadow the protagonist, Tyler, is shrouded in myth for a MuggleBornOfMages attending a SuperheroSchool. Just to keep up with the other students.students, he starts taking BadassNormal lessons with [[TheCowl Revenant]] and creates the superhero identity Moonshadow. While all the empowered students know each other's secret identities, nobody knows that Moonshadow is Tyler, and somehow, Moonshadow has become such a MemeticBadass to them that everybody believes he's won the SuperpowerLottery.
20th May '17 5:23:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[TheWarGods Bahzell]] series quite a few mentions are made of the fall of an ancient civilization called Kontovar, and how Wencit of Rum was the last white mage who helped people survive. Then they meet him, and he proves that yes, being an ancient wyldmage does make him a badass.

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* In the [[TheWarGods Bahzell]] ''[[Literature/TheWarGods Bahzell]]'' series quite a few mentions are made of the fall of an ancient civilization called Kontovar, and how Wencit of Rum was the last white mage who helped people survive. Then they meet him, and he proves that yes, being an ancient wyldmage does make him a badass.
12th May '17 4:07:32 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the very first game's instruction manual, ''{{Metroid}}'''s Samus Aran is described as being "shrouded in mystery", supernaturally skilled and NighInvulnerable thanks to a plethora of cybernetic upgrades, encased in a suit of PoweredArmor that's the terror of every law-breaker in the galaxy, and with his, her or its true form is known to no one. Of course, when the armor finally comes off at the end of the game, the galaxy's most famous badass turns out to be [[SamusIsAGirl a rather attractive blonde woman]].
** The legend also winds up oddly inverted, according to the logs of ''Metroid Prime 2''. Some of the Federation Marines apparently consider the various exploits of Samus Aran, and even her very existence, to be only slightly more credible than fairy tales:

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* In the [[VideoGame/Metroid1 very first game's game]]'s instruction manual, ''{{Metroid}}'''s ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'''s Samus Aran is described as being "shrouded in mystery", supernaturally skilled and NighInvulnerable thanks to a plethora of cybernetic upgrades, encased in a suit of PoweredArmor that's the terror of every law-breaker in the galaxy, and with his, her or its true form is known to no one. Of course, when the armor finally comes off at the end of the game, the galaxy's most famous badass turns out to be [[SamusIsAGirl a rather attractive blonde woman]].
** The legend also winds up oddly inverted, according to the logs of ''Metroid Prime 2''.''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''. Some of the Federation Marines apparently consider the various exploits of Samus Aran, and even her very existence, to be only slightly more credible than fairy tales:
11th May '17 1:14:10 PM SebastianGray
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* Creator/SandyMitchell's Literature/CiaphasCain of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe is made of this trope. Despite his cowardly, self-serving tendencies, and [[ThinkNothingOfIt his valiant attempts to quell them]], he is regarded as a [[IncorruptiblePurePureness sterling]] [[TheHero hero]] with [[ThinkNothingOfIt touching modesty]]. One religious sect has even proclaimed him to be ''a physical manifestation of the god-emperor's Divine Will''.

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* Creator/SandyMitchell's Literature/CiaphasCain of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' universe is made of this trope. Despite his cowardly, self-serving tendencies, and [[ThinkNothingOfIt his valiant attempts to quell them]], he is regarded as a [[IncorruptiblePurePureness sterling]] [[TheHero hero]] with [[ThinkNothingOfIt touching modesty]]. One religious sect has even proclaimed him to be ''a physical manifestation of the god-emperor's Divine Will''.



* In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''Storm of Iron'', when trying to verify whether a soldier really had survived an attack, Vauban remembers hearing of Yastobaal, a great and selfless hero who [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed himself]] to save his planet, and how his further researches had discovered the man was a reckless GloryHound. He wonders how this soldier, a discipline problem, would be remembered in history.

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* In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 novel ''Storm of Iron'', when trying to verify whether a soldier really had survived an attack, Vauban remembers hearing of Yastobaal, a great and selfless hero who [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed himself]] to save his planet, and how his further researches had discovered the man was a reckless GloryHound. He wonders how this soldier, a discipline problem, would be remembered in history.



* In Lee Lightner's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/SpaceWolf novel ''Wolf's Honour'', when Ragnar and other Space Wolves on the [[{{Shadowland}} shadow planet]] meet up with [[spoiler:the Thirteenth Company, while they are waiting to move, the Company regales them with tales of their primarch as a human being, not as "the blessed Primarch". He still impresses the Space Wolves who come from ten millennia after his time -- as does the Company.]]

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* In Lee Lightner's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Literature/SpaceWolf novel ''Wolf's Honour'', when Ragnar and other Space Wolves on the [[{{Shadowland}} shadow planet]] meet up with [[spoiler:the Thirteenth Company, while they are waiting to move, the Company regales them with tales of their primarch as a human being, not as "the blessed Primarch". He still impresses the Space Wolves who come from ten millennia after his time -- as does the Company.]]



* In Creator/BenCounter's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''[[Literature/SoulDrinkers Chapter War]]'', the legends of the Black Chalice -- apparently based on an earlier visit from the Soul Drinkers -- greatly complicate the Soul Drinkers' lives. Especially since the Howling Griffons [[ContrivedCoincidence have]] [[IGaveMyWord sworn]] {{Revenge}} on the Black Chalice. [[spoiler:After considerable deaths, and letting the Orks advance while they fought the Soul Drinkers, the Howling Griffons learn that they are not those they swore revenge on -- and they had sworn an oath to protect the planet from orks.]]
* The secrecy surrounding the Grey Knights from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is actually used to the advantage of the BigBad in setting up a RightHandVersusLeftHand LetsYouAndHimFight in Ben Counter's novel ''Literature/GreyKnights''.

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* In Creator/BenCounter's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 novel ''[[Literature/SoulDrinkers Chapter War]]'', the legends of the Black Chalice -- apparently based on an earlier visit from the Soul Drinkers -- greatly complicate the Soul Drinkers' lives. Especially since the Howling Griffons [[ContrivedCoincidence have]] [[IGaveMyWord sworn]] {{Revenge}} on the Black Chalice. [[spoiler:After considerable deaths, and letting the Orks advance while they fought the Soul Drinkers, the Howling Griffons learn that they are not those they swore revenge on -- and they had sworn an oath to protect the planet from orks.]]
* The secrecy surrounding the Grey Knights from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' is actually used to the advantage of the BigBad in setting up a RightHandVersusLeftHand LetsYouAndHimFight in Ben Counter's novel ''Literature/GreyKnights''.



** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' little is known about the monstrous Ogroid Thaumaturges, even amongst the most learned of the Arcanite Cults that attempt to recruit them. That they are magically gifted and blessed by the Chaos God Tzeentch is obvious but beyond this almost nothing is known of their origin beyond speculation.

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** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' little ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'':
*** Little
is known about the monstrous Ogroid Thaumaturges, even amongst the most learned of the Arcanite Cults that attempt to recruit them. That they are magically gifted and blessed by the Chaos God Tzeentch is obvious but beyond this almost nothing is known of their origin beyond speculation.speculation.
*** While there are many legends and lies told about the origin of the Daemon Prince known as Mazarall TheButcher, nothing is known for sure about the bloodthirsty daemon except that he has been a force of destruction for centuries.
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