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18th May '16 4:20:39 PM nombretomado
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** This trope is averted in ''Film/IronMan'' where Tony Stark believes he is the only superhero in that universe and seems annoyed when he gains allies. Obviously, these films are a part of the MarvelCinematicUniverse which has set out to avert this trope in superhero movies.

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** This trope is averted in ''Film/IronMan'' where Tony Stark believes he is the only superhero in that universe and seems annoyed when he gains allies. Obviously, these films are a part of the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse which has set out to avert this trope in superhero movies.
3rd Jan '16 8:55:54 AM qazwsx
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-->'''Bart:''' ''Well, I wasn't the one who solved the problem, and neither was lisa. There's something unsettling about that.''

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-->'''Bart:''' ''Well, I wasn't the one who solved the problem, and neither was lisa.Lisa. There's something unsettling about that.''
29th Dec '15 2:09:53 PM Anddrix
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** Film/{{Superman}} is obviously the one and only superhero in his films to the point where the Earth seems screwed when a single super-powered menace shows up or natural disaster happens, requiring him to act. In fact, that universe can't even stop a single, non-powered [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor mad scientist]] from nearly nuking the planet.

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** Film/{{Superman}} is obviously the one and only superhero in his films to the point where the Earth seems screwed when a single super-powered menace shows up or natural disaster happens, requiring him to act. In fact, that universe can't even stop a single, non-powered [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor [[ComicBook/LexLuthor mad scientist]] from nearly nuking the planet.
15th Dec '15 5:38:29 PM X2X
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** In the ''Battle Network games, it is {{HandWave}}d by Rockman.EXE/[=MegaMan=].EXE and Blues.EXE/[=ProtoMan=].EXE being specially made, and thus being inherently more powerful than most other Navis. (Forte.EXE/Bass.EXE, designed as a [=NetNavi=] that could operate independently of an Operator, is a similar case.) And they would be more powerful from the start after the first game (in which they only save people because they happen to be in the best position to do it out of people who can try) if not for the BagOfSpilling taking effect. That said, there really isn't anything that stops people responsible for the aforementioned Navis' creation from making more Navis capable of dealing with the danger, so the point stands.

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** In the ''Battle Network Network'' games, it is {{HandWave}}d by Rockman.EXE/[=MegaMan=].EXE and Blues.EXE/[=ProtoMan=].EXE being specially made, and thus being inherently more powerful than most other Navis. (Forte.EXE/Bass.EXE, designed as a [=NetNavi=] that could operate independently of an Operator, is a similar case.) And they would be more powerful from the start after the first game (in which they only save people because they happen to be in the best position to do it out of people who can try) if not for the BagOfSpilling taking effect. That said, there really isn't anything that stops people responsible for the aforementioned Navis' creation from making more Navis capable of dealing with the danger, so the point stands.
15th Dec '15 5:37:26 PM X2X
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* In ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'', [=NetBattling=] is a skill so well known that there are classes about it in elementary school and there are people who do it professionally as a living. Despite that, the only people who appear to be competent at it are Lan and his rival Chaud, who are ten years old. The SpiritualSequel ''MegamanStarForce'' had a somewhat plausible explanation for why the ten year old hero was the only person capable of saving the day - there were probably less than a hundred people around the world who could Wave Change, including the villains, none of whom had more than a year or so of experience. Given that, there's no real reason why a kid couldn't be more talented than everyone else in the field.
** In ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'' games, it is {{HandWave}}d by Rockman.EXE/Megaman.EXE and Blues.EXE/Protoman.EXE being specially made, and thus being inherently more powerful than any other navis. And they would be more powerful from the start after the first game (in which they only save people because they happen to be in best position to do it out of people who can try) if not for BagOfSpilling taking effect. Though there really isn't anything that stops people responsible for the aforementioned navis' creation from making more navis capable of dealing with the danger, so the point stands.

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* In ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'', ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', [=NetBattling=] is a skill so well known that there are classes about it in elementary school and there are people who do it professionally as a living. Despite that, the only people who appear to be competent at it are Lan and his rival Chaud, who are ten years old. The SpiritualSequel ''MegamanStarForce'' ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' had a somewhat plausible explanation for why the ten year old year-old hero was the only person capable of saving the day - -- there were probably less than a hundred people around the world who could Wave Change, including the villains, none of whom had more than a year or so of experience. Given that, there's no real reason why a kid couldn't be more talented than everyone else in the field.
** In ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'' the ''Battle Network games, it is {{HandWave}}d by Rockman.EXE/Megaman.EXE/[=MegaMan=].EXE and Blues.EXE/Protoman.EXE/[=ProtoMan=].EXE being specially made, and thus being inherently more powerful than any most other navis. Navis. (Forte.EXE/Bass.EXE, designed as a [=NetNavi=] that could operate independently of an Operator, is a similar case.) And they would be more powerful from the start after the first game (in which they only save people because they happen to be in the best position to do it out of people who can try) if not for the BagOfSpilling taking effect. Though That said, there really isn't anything that stops people responsible for the aforementioned navis' Navis' creation from making more navis Navis capable of dealing with the danger, so the point stands.



* Particularly frustrating in VideoGame/StarLancer, where you're part of a large squadron, and the briefings will usually break up a mission into several parts each to be handled by a different part of your squad. But your squadmates are [[ArtificialStupidity so incompetent]] that you can expect to have to do every part of it yourself, even if that means constantly afterburning through the whole mission to try to be in two places at once. Even worse, even if you handle your part of the operation flawlessly, if you didn't also cover the parts other pilots were supposed to do, you will get raked over the coals by your superiors for "your" failure. This is so bad that there are actually missions where you get reprimanded for failing to accomplish things (Like torpedoing an enemy ship) that you cannot possibly do since your ship doesn't carry torpedoes. In one mission, if you try, your copilot will take over and force you to go home, and ''you get reprimanded for it''.

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* Particularly frustrating in VideoGame/StarLancer, ''VideoGame/StarLancer'', where you're part of a large squadron, and the briefings will usually break up a mission into several parts each to be handled by a different part of your squad. But your squadmates are [[ArtificialStupidity so incompetent]] that you can expect to have to do every part of it yourself, even if that means constantly afterburning through the whole mission to try to be in two places at once. Even worse, even if you handle your part of the operation flawlessly, if you didn't also cover the parts other pilots were supposed to do, you will get raked over the coals by your superiors for "your" failure. This is so bad that there are actually missions where you get reprimanded for failing to accomplish things (Like (like torpedoing an enemy ship) that you cannot possibly do since your ship doesn't carry torpedoes. In one mission, if you try, your copilot will take over and force you to go home, and ''you get reprimanded for it''.



* In ''ProfessorLayton's London Life'', a pixellated RPG packaged with most versions of ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter'', Layton explains that the PlayerCharacter is TheOnlyOne who can prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Why? Because they are a kind soul who gains their greatest happiness from doing good deeds for others, and only a truly happy person can save the day.

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* In ''ProfessorLayton's ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton's London Life'', a pixellated RPG packaged with most versions of ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter'', Layton explains that the PlayerCharacter is TheOnlyOne who can prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Why? Because they are a kind soul who gains their greatest happiness from doing good deeds for others, and only a truly happy person can save the day.
29th Nov '15 2:08:37 AM TitoMosquito
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* Happens in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones The Man Called Flintstone]]'' when Fred and Barney find themselves the... well, the only ones who could stop the [[BigBad Villain's]] plot; The Chief and the Film/JamesBond {{expy}} (that Fred had been [[EmergencyImpersonation impersonating]] because they [[IdenticalStranger looked alike]]) had both been incapacitated, while their double agent [[spoiler:was actually the BigBad]].

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* Happens in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones The Man Called Flintstone]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TheManCalledFlintstone'' when Fred and Barney find themselves the... well, the only ones who could stop the [[BigBad Villain's]] plot; The Chief and the Film/JamesBond {{expy}} (that Fred had been [[EmergencyImpersonation impersonating]] because they [[IdenticalStranger looked alike]]) had both been incapacitated, while their double agent [[spoiler:was actually the BigBad]].
24th Nov '15 3:51:24 PM ANTMuddle
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** Similarly, cops are unable to do anything without Horatio - a CSI. Down to the point where SWAT teams, in full gear, will wait for Horatio to show up - wearing a suit and using a handgun - before entering a location. Of course [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything Horatio enters first]]. Most evident in an episode where gunfire was heard in a house,-- the cops surround the house, then wait for Horatio before going in to check what happens. (One has to wonder what happens if there are two crimes in Miami at the same time.) Another episode has Horatio personally escorting a truck filled with confiscated drugs that are to be incinerated.

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** Similarly, cops are unable to do anything without Horatio - a CSI. Down to the point where SWAT teams, in full gear, will wait ''patiently'' for Horatio to show up - wearing with a suit and using a handgun - before entering a location. Of course [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything Horatio enters first]]. Most evident in an episode where gunfire was heard in a house,-- the cops surround the house, then wait for Horatio before going in to check what happens. (One has to wonder what happens if there are two crimes in Miami at the same time.) Another episode has Horatio personally escorting a truck filled with confiscated drugs that are to be incinerated.
6th Oct '15 10:34:34 PM FordPrefect
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*** Also, this justifies the inclusion of the Warforged, hideously expensive sentient golems used in the latter stages of the Last War (which happened to last about 100 years). They were worth their price because of the unorthodox strategies they allowed (try besieging someone who has no need of food or water. Also, consider the [[EasyLogistics ease of logistics when operating somewhere gettings supplies to would be difficult]]) and because they came out of their Creation Forges classed as fighter 2. PC classes represent an enormous potential in this setting, so for many jobs they were indeed The Only Ones capable of doing them. After the war, they also were The Only Ones capable of handling jobs like salvaging sunken ships or working in other hazardous conditions.
* Somewhat averted in the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' RPG where the police (Lone Star) are a dangerous paramilitary unit that all player characters should try to avoid. Although, in some campaigns (fortunately, not in any of the official campaigns) they still become bunglers when the player characters are around

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*** Also, this justifies the inclusion of the Warforged, hideously expensive sentient golems used in the latter stages of the Last War (which happened to last about 100 years). They were worth their price because of the unorthodox strategies they allowed allowed. (try besieging someone who has no need of food or water. Also, water; also, consider the [[EasyLogistics ease of logistics when operating somewhere gettings where delivering supplies to would be difficult]]) and because they came out of their Creation Forges classed as fighter 2. PC classes represent an enormous potential in this setting, so for many jobs they were indeed The Only Ones capable of doing them. After the war, they also were The Only Ones capable of handling jobs like salvaging sunken ships or working in other hazardous conditions.
* Somewhat averted in the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' RPG where the police (Lone Star) are a dangerous paramilitary unit that all player characters should try to avoid. Although, in some campaigns (fortunately, not in any of the official campaigns) they still become bunglers when the player characters are aroundaround.
5th Oct '15 10:13:34 AM StarSword
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* According to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_Succession_Act#Presidential_Succession_Act_of_1947 Presidential Succession Act]] it would be extremely rare for the Secretary of State to be sworn in as President, but in the ''Series/MadamSecretary'' episode "The Show Must Go On", Liz [=McCord=] ends up being Acting President for a few hours due to a series of coincidences: ''Air Force One'' has gone off the air over the Pacific [[spoiler:due to a cyberattack that knocked out communications]], the vice president had to have emergency gallbladder surgery, the Speaker of the House is also on ''Air Force One'', and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate is ''non compos mentis'' because of a stroke his staff has been keeping secret until the end of his term.
4th Oct '15 1:53:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/DieHard'':
** In the first movie, the FBI agents blindly follow their standard anti-terrorist procedure, which allows the criminals to break into the vault. They also decide to launch an attack on the terrorists on top of the building, even though they expect 20-25% of the hostages to be killed. The Los Angeles deputy police chief is totally incompetent, and the SWAT team leader (a) has his team foolishly charge in and get slaughtered and (b) sends in an armored car which the criminals blow up with a missile.

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* ''Film/DieHard'':
''Franchise/DieHard'':
** In the first ''Film/DieHard'' movie, the FBI agents blindly follow their standard anti-terrorist procedure, which allows the criminals to break into the vault. They also decide to launch an attack on the terrorists on top of the building, even though they expect 20-25% of the hostages to be killed. The Los Angeles deputy police chief is totally incompetent, and the SWAT team leader (a) has his team foolishly charge in and get slaughtered and (b) sends in an armored car which the criminals blow up with a missile.
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