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17th Jul '16 6:35:43 AM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Once, the organization was led by a certain soldier Jack Morrison, who's pretty much an IdealHero, charismatic, compassionate and also something of [[{{Face}} a babyface]], always believing in the best of people. Because of this idealism, he ended up oblivious of many darker things running beneath his organization, his friends' issues that cannot be solved with mere 'friendship and heroism is awesome', all causing people to lose faith at his organization and the goodness he radiated, and one of these friends, Gabriel Reyes, ended up launching a betrayal in their headquarter at Swiss that seemingly claimed both lives. Jack survived, but afterwards he realized that idealism got him nowhere in trying to bring peace. Now he wanders the world as a mercenary/vigilante who, while fighting the good fight, is extremely pragmatic and borderline ruthless, nothing like the IdealHero he was in the past, now he's Soldier: 76.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Once, the organization was led by a certain soldier named Jack Morrison, who's pretty much an IdealHero, charismatic, compassionate and also something of [[{{Face}} a babyface]], always believing in the best of people. Because of this idealism, he ended up oblivious of many darker things running beneath his organization, his friends' issues that cannot be solved with mere 'friendship and heroism is awesome', all causing people to lose faith at his organization and the goodness he radiated, and one of these friends, Gabriel Reyes, ended up launching a betrayal in their headquarter at Swiss that seemingly claimed both lives. Jack survived, but afterwards he realized that idealism got him nowhere in trying to bring peace. Now he wanders the world as a mercenary/vigilante who, while fighting the good fight, is extremely pragmatic pragmatic, cynical and borderline ruthless, nothing like the IdealHero he was in the past, now he's Soldier: 76.
17th Jul '16 6:35:12 AM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Once, the organization was led by a certain soldier Jack Morrison, who's pretty much an IdealHero, charismatic, compassionate and also something of [[{{Face}} a babyface]], always believing in the best of people. Because of this idealism, he ended up oblivious of many darker things running beneath his organization, his friends' issues that cannot be solved with mere 'friendship and heroism is awesome', all causing people to lose faith at his organization and the goodness he radiated, and one of these friends, Gabriel Reyes, ended up launching a betrayal in their headquarter at Swiss that seemingly claimed both lives. Jack survived, but afterwards he realized that idealism got him nowhere in trying to bring peace. Now he wanders the world as a mercenary/vigilante who, while fighting the good fight, is extremely pragmatic and borderline ruthless, nothing like the IdealHero he was in the past, now he's Soldier: 76.
12th Jul '16 3:00:48 PM SorPepita
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* In American politics, supporters of third-party candidates aren't congratulated for participating in the democratic system and standing up for what they believe in. Instead, supporters of third party candidates like Bob Barr, RalphNader, Cynthia [=McKinney=], Jill Stein and Gary Johnson along with idealistic candidates on both the mainstream parties like Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich and UsefulNotes/RonPaul, are often demonized by moderates on their side of the aisle and belittled by the media, with the justification that "compromise is better than idealism."

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* In American politics, supporters of third-party candidates aren't congratulated for participating in the democratic system and standing up for what they believe in. Instead, supporters of third party candidates like Bob Barr, RalphNader, Ralph Nader, Cynthia [=McKinney=], Jill Stein and Gary Johnson along with idealistic candidates on both the mainstream parties like Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich and UsefulNotes/RonPaul, are often demonized by moderates on their side of the aisle and belittled by the media, with the justification that "compromise is better than idealism."
3rd Jul '16 2:43:56 PM gewunomox
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* Music example, slightly inverted: In his song "My Back Pages", BobDylan describes his angry-young-man cynicism of a few years earlier, and its gradual evolution into pragmatism, with the memorable (and confusing) chorus "I was so much older then / I'm younger than that now."

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* Music example, slightly inverted: In his song "My Back Pages", BobDylan Music/BobDylan describes his angry-young-man cynicism of a few years earlier, and its gradual evolution into pragmatism, with the memorable (and confusing) chorus "I was so much older then / I'm younger than that now."
1st Jul '16 1:12:08 PM Anddrix
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' loves to rub the viewers' face into the political version of this trope. Then there's [[BaseBreaker Abbie Carmichael]] who is this trope personified.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' loves to rub the viewers' face into the political version of this trope. Then there's [[BaseBreaker Abbie Carmichael]] Carmichael who is this trope personified.
22nd Jun '16 7:26:51 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''TigerAndBunny'' to highlight the duality between Kotetsu and his partner Barnaby. Barnaby, a PunchClockHero who views superheroics as "just another job", finds Kotetsu's still-intact idealism and aspirations towards being TheCape to be childish and naive. The twist is that Kotetsu is at least ten years older than Barnaby, and seems to be holding on to the virtues of "the good old days" in an era where superheroes have become marketing mascots.

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* Used in ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' to highlight the duality between Kotetsu and his partner Barnaby. Barnaby, a PunchClockHero who views superheroics as "just another job", finds Kotetsu's still-intact idealism and aspirations towards being TheCape to be childish and naive. The twist is that Kotetsu is at least ten years older than Barnaby, and seems to be holding on to the virtues of "the good old days" in an era where superheroes have become marketing mascots.
20th Jun '16 11:38:56 AM gewunomox
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* Similarly, BillyJoel in "Angry Young Man":

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* Similarly, BillyJoel Music/BillyJoel in "Angry Young Man":
13th Jun '16 11:42:19 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', when Douglas rejects an offical position, he gets this.

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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Halloran'', ''Literature/MichaelOHalloran'', when Douglas rejects an offical position, he gets this.
7th Jun '16 10:04:59 PM gewunomox
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* GreenDay has at least two songs directly dealing with or referencing this, "Emenius Sleepus" and "The Grouch". The former is about a friend who underwent the process, the latter, the narrator.

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* GreenDay Music/GreenDay has at least two songs directly dealing with or referencing this, "Emenius Sleepus" and "The Grouch". The former is about a friend who underwent the process, the latter, the narrator.
5th Jun '16 3:36:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', when the title character refuses to save Mordred's life because he's destined to kill Arthur, Gaius asks what happened to the young boy who first arrived in his chambers. Merlin replies, "He grew up. [[IDidWhatIHadToDo And learnt the meaning of duty]]."

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', when the title character refuses to save Mordred's life because he's destined to kill Arthur, Gaius asks what happened to the young boy who first arrived in his chambers. Merlin replies, "He grew up. [[IDidWhatIHadToDo And learnt the meaning of duty]]."



* Ned in ''PushingDaisies'' gives "I grew up" as the answer to why he no longer likes Halloween. He's lying, though.

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* Ned in ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' gives "I grew up" as the answer to why he no longer likes Halloween. He's lying, though.
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