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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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-->--''[[{{Series/Merlin1998}} -->-- ''[[{{Series/Merlin1998}} Merlin (1998)]]''
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:
13th Aug '15 9:40:48 PM NemoSpecific
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* 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 lets Ruin can 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}} 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 lets allows Ruin can to take over the world]]. How could they have misinterpreted the prophecy so badly? Because Ruin edited all the history books.]]
28th Jul '15 7:55:29 AM Blazer
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* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Tails believes he fulfilled TheProphecy of the Great Harmony when he united the Tails of the multiverse to become Titan Tails and defeat Master Mogul. Turns out that wasn't the case at all when he finally figures it out when Eggman's turncoat A.I. A.D.A.M. brings all of the Chaos Emeralds to Mobius.
19th May '15 4:41:43 PM nombretomado
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* This happens in ''{{Fray}}'' because of UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn. Melaka (the girl) got the strength but NOT the inherent slayer memories/psychic stuff, which went to her brother Harth. Which is even more awkward when he becomes a vampire.

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* This happens in ''{{Fray}}'' ''{{ComicBook/Fray}}'' because of UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn. Melaka (the girl) got the strength but NOT the inherent slayer memories/psychic stuff, which went to her brother Harth. Which is even more awkward when he becomes a vampire.
11th May '15 12:33:52 PM nombretomado
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* This was the entire point behind the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' "Origins" campaign. The players didn't even know their characters developed superpowers until weird things began to happen around them. They had to figure out for themselves what their powers were, what the limits of those powers were, and how to effectively use those powers without endangering the people around them. Suffice to say, it took a while.

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* This was the entire point behind the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' "Origins" campaign. The players didn't even know their characters developed superpowers until weird things began to happen around them. They had to figure out for themselves what their powers were, what the limits of those powers were, and how to effectively use those powers without endangering the people around them. Suffice to say, it took a while.
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