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7th Mar '16 9:23:50 PM TheCuza
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* In the ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic series, one story line features many Darkwings from alternate universes. One of them had taken up Gosalyn's Quiverwing Quack superhero identity after she was killed performing a HeroicSacrifice in his universe, and [[ILetGwenStacyDie there was nothing he could do to save her]]. Interestingly, the comic has him fight Darkwarrior Duck, the BadFuture version of Darkwing from an episode of the TV show, who thought that ''his'' Gosalyn had run away from home, and had a ''[[KnightTemplar very]]'' [[AllCrimesAreEqual different]] reaction to losing her. [[spoiler:Quiverwing [[CurbStompBattle completely wrecks his ass]].]]
7th Feb '16 11:03:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TransformersTheMovie'' has Hot Rod spending much of the movie trying to find someone to take over for [[spoiler: Optimus Prime]], only to finally take the mantle of leadership of the Autobots himself and save the day.
* In ''TwiceUponATime'', when Synonamess Botch attacks the region of Din, the Fairy Godmother is stretched so thin that she's run out of heroes. Ralph and Mum, incompetent workers desperate to be known, are hired on the spot to stop Botch. [[spoiler:They succeed.]]

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* ''TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' has Hot Rod spending much of the movie trying to find someone to take over for [[spoiler: Optimus Prime]], only to finally take the mantle of leadership of the Autobots himself and save the day.
* In ''TwiceUponATime'', ''WesternAnimation/TwiceUponATime'', when Synonamess Botch attacks the region of Din, the Fairy Godmother is stretched so thin that she's run out of heroes. Ralph and Mum, incompetent workers desperate to be known, are hired on the spot to stop Botch. [[spoiler:They succeed.]]
3rd Feb '16 1:34:16 PM margdean56
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-->-- 2nd Kings 2:13, ''Literature/TheBible'' {King James Version)


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-->-- 2nd Kings 2:13, ''Literature/TheBible'' {King (King James Version)




The TropeNamer comes from a line in Literature/TheBible where Elisha takes up the mantle of Elijah the prophet - literally.

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The TropeNamer comes from a line in Literature/TheBible where Elisha takes up the mantle of Elijah the prophet - -- literally.
3rd Nov '15 8:35:22 PM nombretomado
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* After ''TheDeathOfSuperman'', four heroes appeared on the radar ready to take Franchise/{{Superman}}'s place; the Cyborg Superman, the Eradicator, and Superboy each had an equal stake in the name and his own motives to want to be the Man of Steel. The fourth, Steel, never claimed to ''be'' Superman but followed his example and tried to protect his legacy.

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* After ''TheDeathOfSuperman'', ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', four heroes appeared on the radar ready to take Franchise/{{Superman}}'s place; the Cyborg Superman, the Eradicator, and Superboy each had an equal stake in the name and his own motives to want to be the Man of Steel. The fourth, Steel, never claimed to ''be'' Superman but followed his example and tried to protect his legacy.
11th Oct '15 2:01:57 PM AFP
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* Thematically, this is what is going on all through ''{{Series/BabylonFive}}'s'' [[PostScriptSeason fifth season]], with the various leads moving on to other roles in life and PassingTheTorch to supporting characters, to show that even with the main cast being broken up, Babylon 5's mission continues.

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* Thematically, this is what is going on all through ''{{Series/BabylonFive}}'s'' ''{{Series/Babylon Five}}'s'' [[PostScriptSeason fifth season]], with the various leads moving on to other roles in life and PassingTheTorch to supporting characters, to show that even with the main cast being broken up, Babylon 5's mission continues.
11th Oct '15 2:01:46 PM AFP
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* Thematically, this is what is going on all through ''{{Series/BabylonFive}}'s'' [[PostScriptSeason fifth season]], with the various leads moving on to other roles in life and PassingTheTorch to supporting characters, to show that even with the main cast being broken up, Babylon 5's mission continues.
10th Oct '15 2:10:00 PM nombretomado
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[[quoteright:150:[[{{Nightwing}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/batman-battle-for-cowl11_5875.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:150:[[{{Nightwing}} [[quoteright:150:[[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/batman-battle-for-cowl11_5875.jpg]]]]



* After Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[NotQuiteDead "death"]] during ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] is forced to become Batman because Bruce Wayne never appointed a successor, and Gotham City was descending into chaos without Batman's presence to strike genuine terror into the hearts of criminals. Dick was reluctant to become Batman because Bruce left specific instructions ''not'' to don the cowl. But Bruce was a bit shortsighted on the matter, so Dick eventually wound up doing so anyway. [[spoiler:Bruce was understanding when he got back.]] Specifically, it comes from the above quote.
** ''Battle for the Cowl'' was about ''several'' people trying to become the new Batman. [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]], [[Characters/{{Batman}} Tim Drake, Jason Todd, Two-Face]], and Michael Lane, the new ComicBook/{{Azrael}}, all heeded the call to become Gotham City's new Dark Knight. The first two issues of the mini-series, the story mostly focused on Tim Drake, but in the final issue, it mostly focused on [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]].

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* After Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[NotQuiteDead "death"]] during ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', [[{{Nightwing}} [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] is forced to become Batman because Bruce Wayne never appointed a successor, and Gotham City was descending into chaos without Batman's presence to strike genuine terror into the hearts of criminals. Dick was reluctant to become Batman because Bruce left specific instructions ''not'' to don the cowl. But Bruce was a bit shortsighted on the matter, so Dick eventually wound up doing so anyway. [[spoiler:Bruce was understanding when he got back.]] Specifically, it comes from the above quote.
** ''Battle for the Cowl'' was about ''several'' people trying to become the new Batman. [[{{Nightwing}} [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]], [[Characters/{{Batman}} Tim Drake, Jason Todd, Two-Face]], and Michael Lane, the new ComicBook/{{Azrael}}, all heeded the call to become Gotham City's new Dark Knight. The first two issues of the mini-series, the story mostly focused on Tim Drake, but in the final issue, it mostly focused on [[{{Nightwing}} [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]].



** [[Characters/{{Batman}} Tim Drake]], when he was set to become [[LegacyCharacter Robin]], actually had the nerve to don Jason Todd's Robin costume and to go out with Alfred to rescue Batman and {{Nightwing}}. ''And'' he managed to pull it off.

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** ** [[Characters/{{Batman}} Tim Drake]], when he was set to become [[LegacyCharacter Robin]], actually had the nerve to don Jason Todd's Robin costume and to go out with Alfred to rescue Batman and {{Nightwing}}.ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}. ''And'' he managed to pull it off.
21st Sep '15 6:06:11 PM nombretomado
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* After Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[NotQuiteDead "death"]] during ''FinalCrisis'', [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] is forced to become Batman because Bruce Wayne never appointed a successor, and Gotham City was descending into chaos without Batman's presence to strike genuine terror into the hearts of criminals. Dick was reluctant to become Batman because Bruce left specific instructions ''not'' to don the cowl. But Bruce was a bit shortsighted on the matter, so Dick eventually wound up doing so anyway. [[spoiler:Bruce was understanding when he got back.]] Specifically, it comes from the above quote.

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* After Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[NotQuiteDead "death"]] during ''FinalCrisis'', ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] is forced to become Batman because Bruce Wayne never appointed a successor, and Gotham City was descending into chaos without Batman's presence to strike genuine terror into the hearts of criminals. Dick was reluctant to become Batman because Bruce left specific instructions ''not'' to don the cowl. But Bruce was a bit shortsighted on the matter, so Dick eventually wound up doing so anyway. [[spoiler:Bruce was understanding when he got back.]] Specifically, it comes from the above quote.
14th Sep '15 2:30:18 PM LinTaylor
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* After ''TheDeathOfSuperman'', four heroes appeared on the radar ready to take Franchise/{{Superman}}'s place; the Cyborg Superman, Steel, the Eradicator, and Superboy, each having an equal stake in the name and each having his own motives to want to be the Man of Steel.

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* After ''TheDeathOfSuperman'', four heroes appeared on the radar ready to take Franchise/{{Superman}}'s place; the Cyborg Superman, Steel, the Eradicator, and Superboy, Superboy each having had an equal stake in the name and each having his own motives to want to be the Man of Steel.Steel. The fourth, Steel, never claimed to ''be'' Superman but followed his example and tried to protect his legacy.
10th Sep '15 12:56:24 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** ''Battle for the Cowl'' was about ''several'' people trying to become the new Batman. [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]], [[Characters/{{Batman}} Tim Drake, Jason Todd, Two-Face]], and Michael Lane, the new ComicBook/{{Azrael}}, all heeded the call to become Gotham City's new Dark Knight.
*** The ''Battle for the Cowl'' example works another way, in that for the first two issues of the mini-series, the story mostly focused on Tim Drake, but in the final issue, it mostly focused on [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]].

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** ''Battle for the Cowl'' was about ''several'' people trying to become the new Batman. [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]], [[Characters/{{Batman}} Tim Drake, Jason Todd, Two-Face]], and Michael Lane, the new ComicBook/{{Azrael}}, all heeded the call to become Gotham City's new Dark Knight.
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Knight. The ''Battle for the Cowl'' example works another way, in that for the first two issues of the mini-series, the story mostly focused on Tim Drake, but in the final issue, it mostly focused on [[{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]].



** Another one from the Batman mythos: [[Characters/{{Batman}} Tim Drake]], when he was set to become [[LegacyCharacter Robin]], actually had the nerve to don Jason Todd's Robin costume and to go out with Alfred to rescue Batman and {{Nightwing}}. ''And'' he managed to pull it off.
* This example is older than any of that. After ''TheDeathOfSuperman'', four heroes appeared on the radar ready to take Franchise/{{Superman}}'s place; the Cyborg Superman, Steel, the Eradicator, and Superboy, each having an equal stake in the name and each having his own motives to want to be the Man of Steel.

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** Another one from the Batman mythos: ** [[Characters/{{Batman}} Tim Drake]], when he was set to become [[LegacyCharacter Robin]], actually had the nerve to don Jason Todd's Robin costume and to go out with Alfred to rescue Batman and {{Nightwing}}. ''And'' he managed to pull it off.
* This example is older than any of that. After ''TheDeathOfSuperman'', four heroes appeared on the radar ready to take Franchise/{{Superman}}'s place; the Cyborg Superman, Steel, the Eradicator, and Superboy, each having an equal stake in the name and each having his own motives to want to be the Man of Steel.
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