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25th Jun '17 6:05:38 PM KingClark
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'';

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'';''Manga/OnePiece'':
25th Jun '17 6:04:51 PM KingClark
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* [[TropeNamer Named]] for an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', where glory-grabbing newbie hero ComicBook/BoosterGold saves the world while everyone else is off saving the world from something ''else'' (specifically, from a powerful sorcerer named Mondru). Afterwards, Franchise/{{Batman}} lectures him for not following orders. Between this and Booster's main series, he really likes this trope. It's no accident he's called, "The Greatest Hero History Will Never Know." At least he gets the girl in the end, who is the ''one'' person who actually knows what he has done... not to mention a HotScientist. He also got out of the subversion of HeroInsurance by the other Leaguers.

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* [[TropeNamer Named]] for an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', where glory-grabbing newbie hero ComicBook/BoosterGold saves the world while everyone else is off saving the world from something ''else'' (specifically, from a powerful sorcerer named Mondru).Mordru). Afterwards, Franchise/{{Batman}} lectures him for not following orders. Between this and Booster's main series, he really likes this trope. It's no accident he's called, "The Greatest Hero History Will Never Know." At least he gets the girl in the end, who is the ''one'' person who actually knows what he has done... not to mention a HotScientist. He also got out of the subversion of HeroInsurance by the other Leaguers.
28th May '17 6:41:37 AM Hallwings
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* One of ''WebOriginal/SFDebris''' reviews of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' makes this a DiscussedTrope: whether or not using a NegativeSpaceWedgie as a result of the Temporal Cold War and the ''Enterprise'' crew's HeroicSacrifice to shut it down making them RetGone (essentially turning the whole series into InUniverse CanonDiscontinuity and this, with a good dose of TearJerker as well) would have been a good way for the series to end rather than the somewhat disappointing use of [[spoiler:seeing the last adventure of the ''Enterprise'' through a Holosuite simulation that [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration William Ryker]] plays (and becomes an extra of) many years in the future.]]

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* One of ''WebOriginal/SFDebris''' reviews of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' makes this a DiscussedTrope: whether or not using a NegativeSpaceWedgie as a result of the Temporal Cold War and the ''Enterprise'' crew's HeroicSacrifice to shut it down making them RetGone (essentially turning the whole series into InUniverse CanonDiscontinuity and this, with a good dose of TearJerker as well) would have been a good way for the series to end rather than the somewhat disappointing use of [[spoiler:seeing the last adventure of the ''Enterprise'' through a Holosuite simulation that [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration William Ryker]] Riker]] plays (and becomes an extra of) many years in the future.]]
21st May '17 4:55:39 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' [[spoiler:the truth behind The Boss's actions can never be known because she deliberately adopted the persona of a traitor. In reality, she was one of the greatest patriots of all time.]]
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' it's revealed [[spoiler:that through Big Boss' actions and saving the world, again, that her record as a traitor was eventually cleansed and she was recognized as the hero those who were close to her knew her to be, with Big Boss himself subject to similar acclaim.]] Solid Snake, the protagonist of the first and fourth ''MGS'' games is another example though, since he manages to [[spoiler: free the world from the grip of his megalomaniac brother, and the Patriots (by accident no less)]] and yet not only will no one ever find out, but he was still technically labeled as a terrorist.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
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In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', [[spoiler:the truth behind The Boss's actions can never be known because she deliberately adopted the persona of a traitor. In reality, she was one of the greatest patriots of all time.]]
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time]]. However, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' it's revealed [[spoiler:that through Big Boss' actions and saving the world, again, that her Boss's actions, The Boss's record as a traitor was eventually cleansed and she was recognized as the hero those who were close to her knew her to be, with Big Boss himself subject to similar acclaim.]] acclaim]].
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Solid Snake, the protagonist of the first and fourth ''MGS'' games is another example though, series's original protagonist, ends up falling into this, since he manages to [[spoiler: free the world from the grip of his megalomaniac brother, brother and the Patriots (by accident no less)]] less)]], and yet not only will no one ever find out, but he was is still technically labeled as a terrorist.
15th May '17 12:33:23 PM Gosicrystal
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* In the end, nobody except Jowd, Missile and one of the {{Big Bad}}s from ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' knows the hardships and feats of PlayerCharacter Sissel through the game, AKA [[ExtremelyShortTimespan one night]]. He foiled the plans of a dangerous criminal organization and saved nine lives, but this Great Story is lost when Sissel [[spoiler:creates a new timeline where Sissel never needs to save anyone from the Big Bads]].
15th May '17 12:22:06 PM Gosicrystal
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* How many feats of extraordinary talent by obscure people have gone unnoticed and possibly destined to be lost to the world?
** In recounting the history of the Battle of the Bulge (during World War 2), one historian says with regret that it proved to be impossible to track down all the stories of heroism during the early phases of the battle, as most of the records were lost in the confusion. He describes one such action, in particular, with the following words:
---> A platoon of engineers appears in one terse sentence of a German commander's report. They have fought bravely, says the foe, and forced him to waste a couple of hours in deployment and maneuver. In this brief emergence from the fog of war the engineer platoon makes its bid for recognition in history. That is all.

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* How many feats of extraordinary talent by obscure people have gone unnoticed and possibly destined to be lost to the world?
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world? In recounting the history of the Battle of the Bulge (during World War 2), one historian says with regret that it proved to be impossible to track down all the stories of heroism during the early phases of the battle, as most of the records were lost in the confusion. He describes one such action, in particular, with the following words:
---> --> A platoon of engineers appears in one terse sentence of a German commander's report. They have fought bravely, says the foe, and forced him to waste a couple of hours in deployment and maneuver. In this brief emergence from the fog of war the engineer platoon makes its bid for recognition in history. That is all.



** Missing films as well. It's estimated that over 90% of films created before the 1920s no longer exist.

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** Missing films as well. * It's estimated that over 90% of films created before the 1920s no longer exist.
15th May '17 10:25:24 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' - Ash Ketchum is occasionally recognized by random people who saw him lose in regional tournaments. Nobody seems to know he saves the world a few times every year on the side. Ash ''himself'' [[LaserGuidedAmnesia can't remember]] [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first time he did so]]. Even more bizarre, no one even mentioned him [[spoiler: bringing down ''two'' [[OlympusMons legendaries]] on live television.]] and being the ONLY person in the whole of Sinnoh to [[spoiler: have managed to take down even one of said legendaries]], you'd think that'd earn him some street cred.
* ''Manga/DragonBall''

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' - Ash Ketchum is occasionally recognized by random people who saw him lose in regional tournaments. Nobody seems to know he saves the world a few times every year on the side. Ash ''himself'' [[LaserGuidedAmnesia can't remember]] [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first time he did so]]. Even more bizarre, no one even mentioned him [[spoiler: bringing [[spoiler:bringing down ''two'' [[OlympusMons legendaries]] on live television.]] and television]]. And being the ONLY person in the whole of Sinnoh to [[spoiler: have [[spoiler:have managed to take down even one of said legendaries]], you'd think that'd earn him some street cred.
* ''Manga/DragonBall''''Manga/DragonBall'':
15th May '17 7:43:04 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The entire plot of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' features this. It's made fairly clear from the get-go that neither the Council or the Alliance know or care what you're doing against the Collectors. All you've got is yourself, the Illusive Man and [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits your crew of unstable maniacs]] and if you all die in the ensuing suicide mission, no-one will probably know until it's too late.
** It's subverted in the last DLC for the game though, where Shepard ends up [[IDidWhatIHadToDo doing something to stop the Reapers]] that [[WhatTheHellHero everyone takes notice and blames him/her for.]]
** Invoked by Jacob when he tells Shepard about his background and what he did to get noticed and recruited by Cerberus- stopping an assassination plot on the Citadel that was covered up for political reasons. As he puts it:

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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The entire plot of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' features this. It's made fairly clear from the get-go that neither the Council or the Alliance know or care what you're doing against the Collectors. All you've got is yourself, the Illusive Man and [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits your crew of unstable maniacs]] and if you all die in the ensuing suicide mission, no-one will probably know until it's too late.
** *** It's subverted in the last DLC for the game though, where Shepard ends up [[IDidWhatIHadToDo doing something to stop the Reapers]] that [[WhatTheHellHero everyone takes notice and blames him/her for.]]
** *** Invoked by Jacob when he tells Shepard about his background and what he did to get noticed and recruited by Cerberus- stopping an assassination plot on the Citadel that was covered up for political reasons. As he puts it:



** Narrowly averted in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1''. If not for discovering Vigil on Ilos, no subsequent race would have ever known about the [[spoiler: Protheans sacrificing themselves on the Citadel in order to derail the Reaper fleet]].
** Also referenced in the "hold the line" speech in the first game; Kirrahe's team would be legendary if the records weren't all sealed.

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** Narrowly averted in the original ''VideoGame/MassEffect1''. If not for discovering Vigil on Ilos, no subsequent race would have ever known about the [[spoiler: Protheans sacrificing themselves on the Citadel in order to derail the Reaper fleet]].
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fleet]]. The trope also is referenced in the "hold the line" speech in the first game; speech; Kirrahe's team would be legendary if the records weren't all sealed.
12th May '17 7:16:42 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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12th May '17 7:15:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/Persona3'': Nobody but SEES will remember the Dark Hour, the world almost ending, or the protagonist [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed themselves]] to seal the goddess of death away]]. They themselves would have forgotten as well, had it not been for their [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming promise to reunite on graduation day]].

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** ''VideoGame/Persona3'': Nobody but SEES will remember the Dark Hour, the world almost ending, or the protagonist [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed sacrificing themselves]] to seal the goddess of death away]]. They themselves would have forgotten as well, had it not been for their [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming promise to reunite on graduation day]].



** Downplayed in ''VideoGame/Persona5''. The Phantom Thieves became famous for their exploits, even if their true identities and supernatural powers remain unknown to the general public. However, thanks to LaserGuidedAmnesia, only a tiny minority remember that [[spoiler:the Phantom Thieves saved the world on Christmas Eve]], and after the adventure ends, the public becomes divided on whether the Phantom Thieves actually ever existed.

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** Downplayed in ''VideoGame/Persona5''. The Phantom Thieves became famous for their exploits, even if their true identities and the supernatural powers nature of their hijinks remain unknown to the general public. However, thanks to LaserGuidedAmnesia, only a tiny minority remember that [[spoiler:the Phantom Thieves saved the world on Christmas Eve]], and after the adventure ends, the public becomes divided on whether the Phantom Thieves actually ever existed.
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