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28th Apr '18 2:51:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this: Cord Cai is an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord [[InterruptedSuicide attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Desperate for justice, Cord tracks down the murderer... [[BestServedCold and then shoots him.]] And then ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang starts a gang]]'' instead of becoming a superhero, [[TragicVillain because he thinks he's not good enough to get out of the streets.]] Of course, this will clearly be a {{Reconstruction}} since his alias is ''the TinMan,'' his gang works with the police [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters to clean up civilian crime]], and the story's tagline states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''

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* ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} ''[[{{Literature/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this: Cord Cai is an unassuming Asian-American young man, [[TheAtoner who's trying to be good]] after a life of street gangs and homophobia. After his fiance Roland gets shot, the police barely manage to help, and Cord [[InterruptedSuicide attempts to jump off the Golden Gate, but gets spotted and taken to the hospital]]. Desperate for justice, Cord tracks down the murderer... [[BestServedCold and then shoots him.]] And then ''[[GenericEthnicCrimeGang starts a gang]]'' instead of becoming a superhero, [[TragicVillain because he thinks he's not good enough to get out of the streets.]] Of course, this will clearly be a {{Reconstruction}} since his alias is ''the TinMan,'' his gang works with the police [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters to clean up civilian crime]], and the story's tagline states that this is ''"[[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre the story of a superhero.]]"''
14th Apr '18 10:31:13 AM Muppet
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* Several episodes of SocietyOfVirtue including "Choices", "Adopted Son" and "The Impressives"

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* Several episodes of SocietyOfVirtue WebOriginal/SocietyOfVirtue including "Choices", "Adopted Son" and "The Impressives"
14th Apr '18 10:28:58 AM Muppet
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* Several episodes of SocietyOfVirtue including "Choices", "Adopted Son" and "The Impressives"
3rd Apr '18 8:11:41 PM quackytrope
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* ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'': Saitama began as your average Japanese salaryman, until one day when he saves [[ItMakesSenseInContext a butt-chinned boy from a Lobster-Man]], which reignites his passion to be a hero. After that, he trained every day, doing 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and running ten kilometers, until all his hair fell out and he was strong enough to beat opponents with one punch.

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* ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'': Saitama began as was your average Japanese salaryman, salaryman until one day day, when he saves [[ItMakesSenseInContext a butt-chinned boy from a Lobster-Man]], which reignites his passion to be a hero. After that, he trained every day, doing 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and running ten kilometers, until all his hair fell out and he was strong enough to beat opponents with one punch.
3rd Apr '18 8:10:28 PM quackytrope
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* ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'': Saitama began as your average Japanese salary man, until one day when he saves [[ItMakesSenseInContext a butt-chinned boy from a Lobster-Man]], which reignites his passion to be a hero. After that, he trained every day, doing 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and running ten kilometers, until all his hair fell out and he was strong enough to beat opponents with one punch.

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* ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'': Saitama began as your average Japanese salary man, salaryman, until one day when he saves [[ItMakesSenseInContext a butt-chinned boy from a Lobster-Man]], which reignites his passion to be a hero. After that, he trained every day, doing 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and running ten kilometers, until all his hair fell out and he was strong enough to beat opponents with one punch.
3rd Apr '18 8:07:25 PM quackytrope
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3rd Apr '18 8:06:33 PM quackytrope
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* ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'': Saitama began as your average Japanese salary man, until one day when he saves [[ItMakesSenseInContext a butt-chinned boy from a Lobster-Man]], which reignites his passion to be a hero. After that, he trained every day, doing 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and running ten kilometers, until all his hair fell out and he was strong enough to beat opponents with one punch.
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18th Mar '18 6:45:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' gradually revealed the Doctor's identity and backstory over the course of the show. In 1969, "The War Games" established the Doctor as a {{Sufficiently Advanced|Aliens}} {{Human Alien|s}} called a TimeLord, and revealed that the Doctor stole his TARDIS. In 1973, "The Time Warrior" gave the Doctor's home planet a name: Gallifrey. In 1976, "The Deadly Assassin" introduced Gallifrey as a [[SoiledCityOnAHill once-great world that fell into decadent corruption]], and explained that the TARDIS was a decommissioned "museum piece" in a government stockpile before the Doctor swiped it. In the late eighties, showrunner Andrew Cartmel [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned to establish the Doctor as one of the original founders of Gallifrey]], but [[AbortedArc the show went off the air before this "Cartmel Masterplan" could come to fruition]]. And starting in 2005, [[GreatOffscreenWar the Time War]] is part of the new series backstory, taking Gallifrey out of the picture and leaving the Doctor as the LastOfHisKind.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' gradually revealed the Doctor's identity and backstory over the course of the show. In 1969, "The War Games" established the Doctor as a {{Sufficiently Advanced|Aliens}} {{Human Alien|s}} called a TimeLord, JustForFun/TimeLord, and revealed that the Doctor stole his TARDIS. In 1973, "The Time Warrior" gave the Doctor's home planet a name: Gallifrey. In 1976, "The Deadly Assassin" introduced Gallifrey as a [[SoiledCityOnAHill once-great world that fell into decadent corruption]], and explained that the TARDIS was a decommissioned "museum piece" in a government stockpile before the Doctor swiped it. In the late eighties, showrunner Andrew Cartmel [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned to establish the Doctor as one of the original founders of Gallifrey]], but [[AbortedArc the show went off the air before this "Cartmel Masterplan" could come to fruition]]. And starting in 2005, [[GreatOffscreenWar the Time War]] is part of the new series backstory, taking Gallifrey out of the picture and leaving the Doctor as the LastOfHisKind.
14th Mar '18 6:49:21 AM GrigorII
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# '''My Own Creation''': A scientist, engineer, or other makes-cool-stuff type invents something that gives them powers and uses it to help people; e.g., IronMan, Henry Pym (Ant Man/Giant Man/Yellowjacket/Goliath/Whatever he calls himself now). These types [[ReedRichardsIsUseless rarely sell their secret or use it to empower others]], usually on the basis of "I can't trust anyone else to use X responsibly".

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# '''My Own Creation''': A scientist, engineer, or other makes-cool-stuff type invents something that gives them powers and uses it to help people; e.g., IronMan, IronMan; or [[ProfessorGuineaPig experiments on himself]] and gets powers; e.g. Henry Pym (Ant Man/Giant Man/Yellowjacket/Goliath/Whatever he calls himself now). These types [[ReedRichardsIsUseless rarely sell their secret or use it to empower others]], usually on the basis of "I can't trust anyone else to use X responsibly".responsibly" or "TheWorldIsNotReady".
25th Feb '18 3:23:31 PM nombretomado
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* An odd retroactive example in the Literature/{{Leviathan}} trilogy by ScottWesterfeld turns the ''entire'' trilogy into one for a couple characters due to the ending. [[spoiler: The main characters Deryn and Alek make a career change from, respectively, a bio-zeppelin midshipman and Prince-in-exile to agents under the employ of the powerful Zoological Society. Some cryptic remarks in conjunction with the skills they learned throughout the trilogy and the experiences they've had would seem to suggest that they were recruited to be international espionage or diplomatic agents of some sort. However, we're never actually shown what the Zoological Society has planned and the trilogy is done at that point. Whatever the case, after the trilogy they are set up to become powerful and professional figures in the field of political intrigue, whereas they were competent but ragtag amateurs working off limited resources during the trilogy.]]

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* An odd retroactive example in the Literature/{{Leviathan}} trilogy by ScottWesterfeld Creator/ScottWesterfeld turns the ''entire'' trilogy into one for a couple characters due to the ending. [[spoiler: The main characters Deryn and Alek make a career change from, respectively, a bio-zeppelin midshipman and Prince-in-exile to agents under the employ of the powerful Zoological Society. Some cryptic remarks in conjunction with the skills they learned throughout the trilogy and the experiences they've had would seem to suggest that they were recruited to be international espionage or diplomatic agents of some sort. However, we're never actually shown what the Zoological Society has planned and the trilogy is done at that point. Whatever the case, after the trilogy they are set up to become powerful and professional figures in the field of political intrigue, whereas they were competent but ragtag amateurs working off limited resources during the trilogy.]]
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