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30th Aug '17 7:35:49 AM Gosicrystal
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* Prior the Literature/{{Mistborn}} series, a prophesied hero went on a quest to destroy a great evil, but gave into temptation and became a living god instead. [[spoiler: Except this was the RIGHT thing to do, because it drained [[SealedEvilInACan Ruin]]'s power for a millennium. When Vin is faced with the same choice, she refuses the power, which [[NiceJobBreakingItHero allows Ruin to take over the world]]. How could they have misinterpreted the prophecy so badly? Because Ruin edited all the history books.]]

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* Prior the Literature/{{Mistborn}} ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' series, a prophesied hero went on a quest to destroy a great evil, but gave into temptation and became a living god instead. [[spoiler: Except this was the RIGHT thing to do, because it drained [[SealedEvilInACan Ruin]]'s power for a millennium. When Vin is faced with the same choice, she refuses the power, which [[NiceJobBreakingItHero allows Ruin to take over the world]]. How could they have misinterpreted the prophecy so badly? Because Ruin edited all the history books.]]
22nd May '17 5:35:11 PM bfunc
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** Part of the bad reception is due to Stanley adding last-minute specifications just before the spell is cast. He wants a "big guy" who "plans wars and kills his foes for fun". Well, Parson is definitely ''big'' (though not in the way Stanley had in mind), and as a wargamer ...
20th May '17 5:23:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheWarGods'': Tomanak doesn't like to lead his champions by the hand, so he generally nudges them toward where he wants them. Also, in the beginning Bahzell has only a vague notion that he's supposed to be heading west, and [[RefusalOfTheCall turns east]] when he realizes he's getting TheCall.

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* ''TheWarGods'': ''Literature/TheWarGods'': Tomanak doesn't like to lead his champions by the hand, so he generally nudges them toward where he wants them. Also, in the beginning Bahzell has only a vague notion that he's supposed to be heading west, and [[RefusalOfTheCall turns east]] when he realizes he's getting TheCall.
29th Dec '16 11:40:08 AM MiddleEighth
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
*This is as annoying as all hell to the four in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' when it turns out that instead of being “nice and straightforward” about what they want the four to do, as was the case in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', the Pyar gods usually just throw riddles and (crappy) poems and mysterious statements at them and expect them to figure out what's required. This leads to several moments where George, who has been meticulously writing down everything he comes across (graffiti, notes on bulletin boards, etc.), goes through his list of “Gods Chat” trying to find something applicable to a situation. The four do figure out the right path a couple of times—most importantly when they meet the Last Wizard.
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27th Oct '16 9:56:42 PM nombretomado
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* This is the driving force of the plot of ''GiantRobo: The Day the Earth Stood Still''. The succinct version of the saga is thus: young Emmanuel Von Volger walks in on his father unsuccessfully attempting to stop an experiment that winds up destroying a country. His father shuts himself into a room for days, until he stumbles out of his room, randomly babbling that Emmanuel should stop the scientists he worked with at all costs, and hands him the tool he needs to do it before dying. As Emmanuel delivers what he believes is the death stroke to the entire world, the truth is revealed via hologram: [[spoiler:Dr. Volger wanted to stop the energy drive because the drive they created was faulty, and would have created an even greater catastrophe than the original explosion that set the whole story in motion.]] By this time Emmanuel has screwed up so badly that there's nothing left for him to do but kill himself.

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* This is the driving force of the plot of ''GiantRobo: The Day the Earth Stood Still''.''Anime/GiantRoboTheDayTheEarthStoodStill''. The succinct version of the saga is thus: young Emmanuel Von Volger walks in on his father unsuccessfully attempting to stop an experiment that winds up destroying a country. His father shuts himself into a room for days, until he stumbles out of his room, randomly babbling that Emmanuel should stop the scientists he worked with at all costs, and hands him the tool he needs to do it before dying. As Emmanuel delivers what he believes is the death stroke to the entire world, the truth is revealed via hologram: [[spoiler:Dr. Volger wanted to stop the energy drive because the drive they created was faulty, and would have created an even greater catastrophe than the original explosion that set the whole story in motion.]] By this time Emmanuel has screwed up so badly that there's nothing left for him to do but kill himself.
3rd Jun '16 3:26:55 PM Scorpio3002
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* Webcomic/TheLastHalloween: Doctor Fugue explains it pretty well: The Phagocyte is the man who keeps monsters in the shadow realm, preventing them from invading and wiping out humanity, but he's been killed, and monsters are murdering everyone. Fortunately, the Phagocyte has an heir, and Fugue knows the heir's mother, so he sends Mona (a ten-year-old girl) and company out into the middle of the invasion to go find him. [[spoiler: It turns out Fugue was wrong about pretty much everything. The Phagocyte had more than one son, the one that Fugue knew wasn't the heir, and it wouldn't have mattered if he was, because the Phagocyte wasn't dead, just incapacitated. [[ShootTheShaggyDog This mistaken caused the death of a major character, and the dismemberment of two more.]]]]
30th May '16 4:56:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the third book of TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TheImmortals'' quartet: the heroine, Daine, is given the power to temporarily raise the dead. The person giving it to her, however, forgets to tell Daine that she is getting this new power, or how to use it without half-killing herself. Daine is disturbed to find that skeletons start moving when she touches them. This isn't an exact example, as gaining the power of necromancy was not the first or even the most important CalltoAdventure Daine receives.

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* In the third book of TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/TheImmortals'' quartet: the heroine, Daine, is given the power to temporarily raise the dead. The person giving it to her, however, forgets to tell Daine that she is getting this new power, or how to use it without half-killing herself. Daine is disturbed to find that skeletons start moving when she touches them. This isn't an exact example, as gaining the power of necromancy was not the first or even the most important CalltoAdventure Daine receives.
4th May '16 2:19:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the movie ''White Noise'', Michael Keaton's character is able to make contact with his dead wife, who he thinks is telling him about future tragedies in order to stop them. This belief is strengthened by the fact that she says things like "go now" and "leave now" after hearing and seeing future tragedies. In this one, the Call has bad reception, as it turns out that [[spoiler: the wife is saying to go away from ''her'' now, and to leave her where she is, as the husband's interference in the nether realm has allowed malevolent spirits to track him down and target him.]]
* ''{{Knowing}}'': the aliens send messages regarding future disasters to earth, supposedly in order to prepare them. However if the first recipient in the movie is any indication, nobody really understood the message in and of themselves, and the people who got it just went crazy. Although see the film's WildMassGuessing and YMMV pages, as there's some controversy about just how benevolent the aliens were.

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* In the movie ''White Noise'', ''Film/WhiteNoise'', Michael Keaton's character is able to make contact with his dead wife, who he thinks is telling him about future tragedies in order to stop them. This belief is strengthened by the fact that she says things like "go now" and "leave now" after hearing and seeing future tragedies. In this one, the Call has bad reception, as it turns out that [[spoiler: the wife is saying to go away from ''her'' now, and to leave her where she is, as the husband's interference in the nether realm has allowed malevolent spirits to track him down and target him.]]
* ''{{Knowing}}'': ''Film/{{Knowing}}'': the aliens send messages regarding future disasters to earth, supposedly in order to prepare them. However if the first recipient in the movie is any indication, nobody really understood the message in and of themselves, and the people who got it just went crazy. Although see the film's WildMassGuessing and YMMV pages, as there's some controversy about just how benevolent the aliens were.



* Prior the {{Mistborn}} series, a prophesied hero went on a quest to destroy a great evil, but gave into temptation and became a living god instead. [[spoiler: Except this was the RIGHT thing to do, because it drained [[SealedEvilInACan Ruin]]'s power for a millennium. When Vin is faced with the same choice, she refuses the power, which [[NiceJobBreakingItHero allows Ruin to take over the world]]. How could they have misinterpreted the prophecy so badly? Because Ruin edited all the history books.]]

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* Prior the {{Mistborn}} Literature/{{Mistborn}} series, a prophesied hero went on a quest to destroy a great evil, but gave into temptation and became a living god instead. [[spoiler: Except this was the RIGHT thing to do, because it drained [[SealedEvilInACan Ruin]]'s power for a millennium. When Vin is faced with the same choice, she refuses the power, which [[NiceJobBreakingItHero allows Ruin to take over the world]]. How could they have misinterpreted the prophecy so badly? Because Ruin edited all the history books.]]
13th Feb '16 2:51:00 PM eroock
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-->--''[[{{Series/Merlin1998}} Merlin (1998)]]''

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26th Jan '16 4:24:30 AM WillyFourEyes
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This trope is about situations where the Hero is pure, and the Call is for great justice, but for one reason or another, [[PoorCommunicationKills miscommunication occurs]] that causes the hero to perform less than admirably at his task. For this trope to apply:

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This trope is about situations where the Hero is pure, and the Call is for {{for great justice, justice}}, but for one reason or another, [[PoorCommunicationKills miscommunication occurs]] that causes the hero to perform less than admirably at his task. For this trope to apply:
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