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20th Apr '16 9:42:56 AM Silverblade2
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* Pick a ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' episode. '''[[OnceAnEpisode Any]]''' ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' episode.
* OR ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Perry, the secret agent, pulls this off on a regular basis.
16th Apr '16 5:15:43 PM Bissek
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* In VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic, the Imperial Agent storyline can be summed up as this since you're part of the Imperial Intelligence. Can be especially frustrating considerign that, at the end of their questline, the Agent had just [[spoiler:destroyed a AncientConspiracy that was very close to wipe out the Sith ''and'' the Jedi,]] but nobody will ever know. Though to be fair, Keeper warned you in the prologue that you were doing the dirty work and that you would never know glory.

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* In VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic, the Imperial Agent storyline can be summed up as this since you're part of the Imperial Intelligence. Can be especially frustrating considerign considering that, at the end of their questline, the Agent had just [[spoiler:destroyed a AncientConspiracy that was very close to wipe out the Sith ''and'' the Jedi,]] but nobody will ever know. Though to be fair, Keeper warned you in the prologue that you were doing the dirty work and that you would never know glory.


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* In the prologue and chapter 5 of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', Class VII singlehandedly stops a terrorist assault intended to seize control of a pair of enormous cannons and use them to bombard a major international trade conference. They never received any public recognition for this, as the entire incident was classified [[spoiler:(not to mention rendered moot when the entire base that was attacked in the incident was completely destroyed two months later)]]. When they return to Thors, only one member of the student body outside of Class VII was aware of the attack, and she knew because she had been present at the conference that was nearly fired upon.
12th Apr '16 10:02:02 AM rafi
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* Saitama from ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' can [[OneHitKill defeat anything with one punch]] but he never seems to get proper credit for this: whether it's because he's not a registered hero, or assumed to be a fraud because of his low ranking once he finally does register (he got a poor score on the written test, despite shattering every record for the physical), or because somebody else [[spoiler:(King)]] got credit for his work. Either way, he remains a low-ranking hero despite his godlike abilities and frequent effortless victories.

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* Saitama from ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' can [[OneHitKill defeat anything with one punch]] but he never seems to get proper credit for this: whether it's because he's not a registered hero, or assumed to be a fraud because of his low ranking once he finally does register (he got a poor score on the written test, despite shattering every record for the physical), or because somebody else [[spoiler:(King)]] got credit for his work. Either way, That said, Saitama still moves up in rank after each victory, because the Hero Association at least recognizes that he remains a low-ranking hero despite his godlike abilities and frequent effortless victories.is responsible (and if he's not, they figure promoting him will prove it). He's also slowly gaining the respect of various heroes, who do realize that Saitama really is as powerful as advertised.
27th Mar '16 8:20:30 PM nombretomado
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* Bates from DowntonAbbey tries constantly to be this, but is increasingly thwarted by Lord Grantham and the rest of the household staff's affection and concern for him. Anna in particular is very good at weaseling the (always very noble) truth about his past out of him, especially [[spoiler: once they become a couple.]] It takes nearly the entire first season of the show for the characters and the audience to find out where Bates lived before coming to Downton, and still longer for them to find out why such an evidently kind and honorable man would [[spoiler: have spent time in prison for theft. Turns out he was covering for his evil wife, who had actually stolen the silver.]]
* One episode of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', "The Voyage Home", revolved around a trio of astronauts traveling back to Earth from Mars. Earlier, two of the astronauts had been replaced by aliens, leaving just the one human who eventually learns about the impostor. Forced to choose between making it back to Earth and the fame and glory he would receive and preventing the alien species from spreading to Earth, the final astronaut finally decides to be a hero and sabotages the re-entry procedure causing the ship to burn up, with Ground Control believing it to be a disasterous malfunction. The ending narration: The true measure of a hero is when a man lays down his life with the knowledge that those he saves... will never know.
* {{Series/Merlin}} is built on the trope. Magic is punishable by death, and so to everyone except the court physician, Merlin is Arthur's clumsy, moronic servant who can't wield a sword and mainly serves as the PluckyComicRelief and ButtMonkey of the team. Behind the scenes, Merlin defeats dragons, two immortal armies, and countless magical foes. Also deconstructed to a point, as Merlin has deal with the emotional baggage that being treated as a useless coward while you save everyone's skins.

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* Bates from DowntonAbbey ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' tries constantly to be this, but is increasingly thwarted by Lord Grantham and the rest of the household staff's affection and concern for him. Anna in particular is very good at weaseling the (always very noble) truth about his past out of him, especially [[spoiler: once they become a couple.]] It takes nearly the entire first season of the show for the characters and the audience to find out where Bates lived before coming to Downton, and still longer for them to find out why such an evidently kind and honorable man would [[spoiler: have spent time in prison for theft. Turns out he was covering for his evil wife, who had actually stolen the silver.]]
* One episode of ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', "The Voyage Home", revolved around a trio of astronauts traveling back to Earth from Mars. Earlier, two of the astronauts had been replaced by aliens, leaving just the one human who eventually learns about the impostor. Forced to choose between making it back to Earth and the fame and glory he would receive and preventing the alien species from spreading to Earth, the final astronaut finally decides to be a hero and sabotages the re-entry procedure causing the ship to burn up, with Ground Control believing it to be a disasterous disastrous malfunction. The ending narration: The true measure of a hero is when a man lays down his life with the knowledge that those he saves... will never know.
* {{Series/Merlin}} ''{{Series/Merlin|2008}}'' is built on the trope. Magic is punishable by death, and so to everyone except the court physician, Merlin is Arthur's clumsy, moronic servant who can't wield a sword and mainly serves as the PluckyComicRelief and ButtMonkey of the team. Behind the scenes, Merlin defeats dragons, two immortal armies, and countless magical foes. Also deconstructed to a point, as Merlin has deal with the emotional baggage that being treated as a useless coward while you save everyone's skins.
20th Mar '16 3:12:13 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''

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--->Those people that cast you into this desert land will no longer remember you. You are once again free to travel the face of this world as you want. All to whom you tell this tale will believe it to be but a fable. Only you shall know the truth of what you have seen.

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--->Those -->'''Martek:''' Those people that cast you into this desert land will no longer remember you. You are once again free to travel the face of this world as you want. All to whom you tell this tale will believe it to be but a fable. Only you shall know the truth of what you have seen.



* ''MuvLuvAlternative'': [[spoiler: Second Lieutenant Takeru Shirogane's achievements and central role in completing Alternative IV, and even his existence, will never be revealed to the rest of the world, due to him ceasing to exist and consequently getting [[RetGone wiped]] from the memories of everyone except Kasumi and Yuuko, who had vowed to take the secret of his existence, and therefore that of parallel worlds, to the grave. With all of his comrades dead, no one else will ever know that a certain bratty hero saved the world. ''No one.'']]



* ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvAlternative'': [[spoiler: Second Lieutenant Takeru Shirogane's achievements and central role in completing Alternative IV, and even his existence, will never be revealed to the rest of the world, due to him ceasing to exist and consequently getting [[RetGone wiped]] from the memories of everyone except Kasumi and Yuuko, who had vowed to take the secret of his existence, and therefore that of parallel worlds, to the grave. With all of his comrades dead, no one else will ever know that a certain bratty hero saved the world. ''No one.'']]



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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': [[spoiler: When White Mage kills [[BigBad Chaos]], no one will give her the credit. Since White Mage refuses to let the Light Warriors be recognized as heroes, she lets the [[HarmlessVillain Dark Warriors]] take it, as they're the next best option. She does eventually apologize to Red Mage for doing so and admits to Thief that despite all the wanton destruction and other sociopathic behavior that the Light Warriors' actions ''did'' ultimately lead to the fulfillment of the prophecy.]]
* [[http://xkcd.com/693/ This]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip.

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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': [[spoiler: When White Mage kills [[BigBad Chaos]], no one no-one will give her the credit. Since White Mage refuses to let the Light Warriors be recognized as heroes, she lets the [[HarmlessVillain Dark Warriors]] take it, as they're the next best option. She does eventually apologize to Red Mage for doing so and admits to Thief that despite all the wanton destruction and other sociopathic behavior that the Light Warriors' actions ''did'' ultimately lead to the fulfillment of the prophecy.]]
* %%* [[http://xkcd.com/693/ This]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip.
19th Mar '16 2:09:46 AM Hossmeister
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6th Mar '16 5:50:03 PM hagagaga
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* ''Film/CitizenKane'', sure everyone knows the ending, but the point of the film is that nobody InUniverse will learn. The mystery of Rosebud is something entirely private and special to Charles Foster Kane and something he never shared with anybody. When he died, he took that with him. It will remain a RiddleForTheAges. Thompson hangs a {{Lampshade}} on it at the end:

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* ''Film/CitizenKane'', sure [[ItWasHisSled everyone knows the ending, ending]], but the point of the film is that nobody InUniverse will learn. The mystery of Rosebud is something entirely private and special to Charles Foster Kane and something he never shared with anybody. When he died, he took that with him. It will remain a RiddleForTheAges. Thompson hangs a {{Lampshade}} on it at the end:
20th Feb '16 3:32:58 PM Adept
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* In ''SagaOfTheSwampThing'', even the other DC superheroes are surprised and stymied by Woodrue's attempts to unleash GaiasVengeance, as none of them had ever seen fit to include backwoods Louisiana as part of their protected territory. After Swamp Thing get the Green to settle down and quit listening to the Floronic Man's ravings, the Justice League (and presumably the world at large) has no clue what it was that stopped the plants from attacking, they're just relieved that ''somebody'' is looking out for all those little unregarded dots on the map.

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* In ''SagaOfTheSwampThing'', ''ComicBook/SagaOfTheSwampThing'', even the other DC superheroes are surprised and stymied by Woodrue's attempts to unleash GaiasVengeance, as none of them had ever seen fit to include backwoods Louisiana as part of their protected territory. After Swamp Thing get the Green to settle down and quit listening to the Floronic Man's ravings, the Justice League (and presumably the world at large) has no clue what it was that stopped the plants from attacking, they're just relieved that ''somebody'' is looking out for all those little unregarded dots on the map.
9th Feb '16 6:23:44 PM ZappChance
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* When [[spoiler:Turtle]] wins ''Literature/TheWestingGame'', she never tells any of the other heirs (including her husband) what the answer was, or that it had a winner at all.

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* When [[spoiler:Turtle]] wins ''Literature/TheWestingGame'', she never tells any of the other heirs (including [[spoiler:(including her husband) husband)]] what the answer was, or that it had a winner at all.
2nd Feb '16 9:37:06 PM Karxrida
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', [[spoiler: at the end of the game Sora and company's memories are erased of their adventures during the game, but '''everyone else''' (Namine, Riku, Ansem the Wise) still remember everything that happened.]]

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', [[spoiler: at the end of the game Sora and company's memories are erased of their adventures during the game, but '''everyone else''' (Namine, Riku, Ansem the Wise) still remember everything that happened.]]
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