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19th Sep '17 12:22:37 AM ultimomant
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Touma Kamijou saves the day all the time, yet no one in Academy City (besides his TrueCompanions, enemies, and UnwantedHarem) have a clue who he is. There are urban legends about the things he's done (like [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable defeating Accelerator]]), but (being urban legends) few people take these seriously. Touma doesn't mind much, as fame doesn't interest him. Touma's adventures ''are'' well known in the world of magic, where he is regarded as TheDreaded.
** Touma almosts single-handedly defeats some terrorists who hijacked the plane he was on, then leaves to his destination when the plane lands. Despite several people, including the pilot and a flight attendant witnessing this, they don't mention him at all when they get interviewed by reporters.

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Touma Kamijou saves the day all the time, yet no one in Academy City (besides his TrueCompanions, enemies, and UnwantedHarem) have a clue who he is. There are urban legends about the things he's done (like [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable defeating Accelerator]]), but (being urban legends) few people take these seriously. Touma doesn't mind much, as fame doesn't interest him. Touma's adventures ''are'' well known in the world of magic, where he is regarded as TheDreaded.
** Touma almosts almost single-handedly defeats some terrorists who hijacked the plane he was on, then leaves to his destination when the plane lands. Despite several people, including the pilot and a flight attendant witnessing this, they don't mention him at all when they get interviewed by reporters.
16th Sep '17 5:56:36 PM Malady
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* By their nature, the ''AssassinsCreed'' series is built on this. The assassins will have their hands in historical moments, protecting or killing countless historical figures, changing history left and right, promoting figures to power or bringing them down. But because of the nature of their order, none but their own order will truly remember what they have done. Even the famous friends they make won't mention them too strongly either.

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* By their nature, the ''AssassinsCreed'' ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series is built on this. The assassins will have their hands in historical moments, protecting or killing countless historical figures, changing history left and right, promoting figures to power or bringing them down. But because of the nature of their order, none but their own order will truly remember what they have done. Even the famous friends they make won't mention them too strongly either.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' ends with [[spoiler: no one remembering the Light Warriors because they repaired the time loop. Even the Light Warriors themselves are rendered unaware of what they did]].

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' ends with [[spoiler: no [[spoiler:no one remembering the Light Warriors because they repaired the time loop. Even the Light Warriors themselves are rendered unaware of what they did]].
10th Sep '17 7:54:26 PM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Touma Kamijou saves the day all the time, yet no one in Academy City (besides his TrueCompanions, enemies, and UnwantedHarem) have a clue who he is. How Touma is not treated like a celebrity after [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable defeating Accelerator]] is beyond belief, as people do mock Accelerator all the time for the loss. Touma doesn't mind much, as fame doesn't interest him. Touma's adventures ''are'' well known in the world of magic, where he is regarded as TheDreaded.
** Touma isn't a celebrity for defeating Accelerator because Academy City proceeded to put the lid on this, and then publicly acted as if it hadn't even occurred. Also, it wasn't 100% effective. There is still a urban legend going around the City that a level 0 defeated him. What is not known is that Touma was responsible. Also, the reason why Touma was on vacation during the angel fall arc wasn't that he wanted to go on vacation, but that Academy City was still trying to do damage control as a result of Accelerator being beaten.

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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Touma Kamijou saves the day all the time, yet no one in Academy City (besides his TrueCompanions, enemies, and UnwantedHarem) have a clue who he is. How Touma is not treated like a celebrity after There are urban legends about the things he's done (like [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable defeating Accelerator]] is beyond belief, as Accelerator]]), but (being urban legends) few people do mock Accelerator all the time for the loss.take these seriously. Touma doesn't mind much, as fame doesn't interest him. Touma's adventures ''are'' well known in the world of magic, where he is regarded as TheDreaded.
** Touma isn't a celebrity for defeating Accelerator because Academy City proceeded to put the lid on this, and then publicly acted as if it hadn't even occurred. Also, it wasn't 100% effective. There is still a urban legend going around the City that a level 0 defeated him. What is not known is that Touma was responsible. Also, the reason why Touma was on vacation during the angel fall arc wasn't that he wanted to go on vacation, but that Academy City was still trying to do damage control as a result of Accelerator being beaten.
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** The whole conflict with Othinus was covered by the news and the President of the United States even appeared on TV and radio to declare Touma a hero for facing Othinus and eventually convincing her to pull a HeelFaceTurn. Yet, the public still thinks of Touma as an ordinary loser.

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** The whole conflict with Othinus was covered by is probably the news and greatest example of this in the President of the United States even appeared on TV and radio to declare series. Touma [[spoiler:fights a hero PhysicalGod singlehandedly for facing Othinus and an unspecified but extremely long time, eventually convincing talking her to pull into a HeelFaceTurn. Yet, This is completely unknown to everyone except the public Will of the Misaka Network, Othinus, the other Magic Gods and Aleister Crowley. Touma then fights against the rest of the world to stop Othinus being killed. He never fully explains the reasons for this, since it's simply too unbelievable. In the end, he's congratulated by various world leaders on international television for managing to save Othinus. However, since his personal details weren't mentioned, most people still thinks of have no idea that it was Touma as an ordinary loser.who did this.]]
3rd Sep '17 2:18:00 PM benda
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* Creator/GKChesterton 's ''Literature/FatherBrown'' story "The Sign of the Broken Sword" has Father Brown piece together what really happened in a battle where, according to the official version, "one of the wisest men in the world acted like an idiot for no reason. One of the best men in the world acted like a fiend for no reason." According to Fr. Brown, "First there is what everybody knows; and then there is what I know. Now, what everybody knows is short and plain enough. It is also entirely wrong." Fr. Brown chooses to keep his (public) silence about what really happened because in none of the memorials of the event does he see anyone wrongly condemned, only wrongly praised.

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* Creator/GKChesterton 's ''Literature/FatherBrown'' story "The Sign of the Broken Sword" has Father Brown piece together what really happened in a battle where, according to the official version, "one of the wisest men in the world acted like an idiot for no reason. One of the best men in the world acted like a fiend for no reason." According to Fr. Brown, "First there is what everybody knows; and then there is what I know. Now, what everybody knows is short and plain enough. It is also entirely wrong." Fr. Brown Brown, respecting the will of the participants of the events, chooses to keep his (public) silence about what really happened because in none of the memorials of the event does he see anyone wrongly condemned, only wrongly praised.
3rd Sep '17 2:14:55 PM benda
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* Many of the finest poets, philosophers and scientists of the ancient world are virtually unremembered because no extant copies of their work exists.

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* Many of the finest poets, philosophers and scientists of the ancient world are virtually unremembered because no extant copies of their work exists. The fact that we often know their names and what they wrote about arguably makes things even worse.
30th Aug '17 4:35:10 PM cherrychels
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** There's a healthy dose of this in that Ned kept the greatest secret in Westeros. [[spoiler:Ned brings a baby boy home from the war, names him Jon, and tells everyone that Jon is his illegitimate son]] when, in reality, [[spoiler:Jon is the son of Ned's ''sister'' Lyanna Stark and Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, making Jon the nephew of Ned Stark. Ned died convincing the whole world that he fathered an illegitimate son and had broken his marital vows when, in actuality, this was a cover story Ned told to save his nephew (Jon), the only child of his beloved sister, from the wrath of the Baratheon regime. Ned spent the rest of his life protecting Jon, raising and loving him as his own son alongside his lawful children, and honoring his sister's DyingWish. This means Ned never dishonored his wife, Jon is quite possibly the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, and no one, not even ''Jon himself'']] has the slightest idea about any of this, [[spoiler:except Bran -- as of the season 6 finale.]]
*** AS of Season 7 [[spoiler:it's revealed that Jon is a ''legitimate'' heir to the Iron Throne since Rhaegar annulled his marriage with Elia Martell and secretly married Lyanna Stark. Jon's true name is Aegon Targaryen.]]

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** There's a healthy dose of this in that Ned kept the greatest secret in Westeros. [[spoiler:Ned brings a baby boy home from the war, names him Jon, and tells everyone that Jon is his illegitimate son]] when, in reality, [[spoiler:Jon is Ned's ''nephew'' as Jon is the son of Ned's ''sister'' Lyanna Stark and Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, making Jon the nephew of Ned Stark.Targaryen. Ned died convincing the whole world that he fathered an illegitimate son and had broken his marital vows when, in actuality, this was a cover story Ned told to save his nephew (Jon), the only child of his beloved sister, from the wrath of the Baratheon regime. Ned spent the rest of his life [[{{Nephewism}} protecting Jon, raising and loving him as his own son son]] alongside his lawful children, and honoring his sister's DyingWish. This means Ned never dishonored his wife, wife; Jon is quite possibly [[SecretLegacy the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, Kingdoms]] while his illegitimate status is [[DramaticIrony the very thing that saved his life]]; and no one, not even ''Jon himself'']] has the slightest idea about any of this, [[spoiler:except Jon's adoptive brother and cousin Bran and now his best friend Sam -- as of the season 6 Season 7 finale.]]
*** AS As of Season 7 7, [[spoiler:it's revealed that Jon is a ''legitimate'' heir to the Iron Throne since Rhaegar annulled his marriage with Elia Martell and secretly married Lyanna Stark. Jon's true birth name is Aegon Targaryen.Targaryen, given to him by his mother Lyanna. Ned names him 'Jon' to protect him from the fatal consequences from the Baratheon regime as King Robert Baratheon wanted to kill anyone with Targaryen blood.]]
27th Aug '17 9:28:05 PM EDHPlayer
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*** AS of Season 7 [[spoiler:it's revealed that Jon is a ''legitimate'' heir to the Iron Throne since Rhaegar annulled his marriage with Elia Martell and secretly married Lyanna Stark. Jon's true name is Aegon Targaryen.]]
4th Jul '17 2:08:08 PM ultimomant
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** The whole conflict with Othinus was covered by the news and the President of the United States even appeared on TV and radio to declare Touma a hero for facing Othinus and eventually convincing her to pull a HeelFaceTurn. Yet, the public still thinks of Touma as an ordinary loser.



* Played with in ''Manga/{{YuGiOh}}'', as in Ancient Egypt Atem could only defeat Zorc and Bakura by sealing his soul in the Puzzle, killing all three in the process and using his own name as a seal on the ancient power. This gives him VictoryGuidedAmnesia, and the villains aid his quest to regain his memories as they want to get his name and take his power to resummon the evil god. However, part of the seal was that Atem erased himself from history, so in the original Japanese no-one knows that he saved the world. The tournaments he wins while in Yugi's body also get credited wholly to Yugi, since no-one but Yugi's friends know of his existence.

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* Played with in ''Manga/{{YuGiOh}}'', ''Manga/YuGiOh'', as in Ancient Egypt Atem could only defeat Zorc and Bakura by sealing his soul in the Puzzle, killing all three in the process and using his own name as a seal on the ancient power. This gives him VictoryGuidedAmnesia, and the villains aid his quest to regain his memories as they want to get his name and take his power to resummon the evil god. However, part of the seal was that Atem erased himself from history, so in the original Japanese no-one knows that he saved the world. The tournaments he wins while in Yugi's body also get credited wholly to Yugi, since no-one but Yugi's friends know of his existence.
30th Jun '17 4:41:28 PM ultimomant
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** Hundreds of years ago, Master Mutaito sacrificed his life to stop King Piccolo's original rampage. In the present, only his still alive students Master Roshi and the Crane Hermit remember this.
25th Jun '17 6:05:38 PM KingClark
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'';

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