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4th Sep '16 7:25:45 PM Watermist
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** From the lore perspective, there's only being in the entire setting who can hope to defeat both [[EldritchAbomination the Old Gods]] and the [[FallenHero fallen Titan]] [[{{Satan}} Sargeras]] once and for all, and that's [[spoiler:[[GeniusLoci the slumbering world-soul of Azeroth]] itself [[PhysicalGod once it finally awakens as a true Titan]]]].

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** From the lore perspective, there's only one being in the entire setting who can hope to defeat both [[EldritchAbomination the Old Gods]] and the [[FallenHero fallen Titan]] [[{{Satan}} Sargeras]] once and for all, and that's [[spoiler:[[GeniusLoci the slumbering slumbering, still-developing world-soul of Azeroth]] itself herself [[PhysicalGod once it she finally awakens as a true fully-grown Titan]]]].
1st Sep '16 1:36:11 PM Prometheus117
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** From the lore perspective, there's only being in the entire setting who can hope to defeat both [[EldritchAbomination the Old Gods]] and the [[FallenHero fallen Titan]] [[{{Satan}} Sargeras]] once and for all, and that's [[spoiler:[[GeniusLoci the slumbering world-soul of Azeroth]] itself [[PhysicalGod once it finally awakens as a true Titan]]]].
6th Aug '16 10:36:33 AM SteveMB
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-->'''Kim:''' Well, I ''guess'' they thought wrong.

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-->'''Kim:''' Well, I ''guess'' [[PoliceAreUseless they thought wrong.wrong]].
6th Aug '16 10:33:51 AM SteveMB
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** The Doctor is often the Only One who can save the day, because he's a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien who's way above everyone else. It's long been suggested in the Fandom and the Expanded Universe that the TARDIS is deliberately putting the Doctor into these situations. The Eleventh Doctor episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife ''The Doctor's Wife'']] expressed it more or less thus:

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** The Doctor is often the Only One who can save the day, because he's a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien who's way above everyone else.else and the other Time Lords are either [[NeglectfulPrecursors apathetic]] (in Classic Who) or gone completely (in the 2005 revival). It's long been suggested in the Fandom and the Expanded Universe that the TARDIS is deliberately putting the Doctor into these situations. The Eleventh Doctor episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife ''The Doctor's Wife'']] expressed it more or less thus:
6th Aug '16 10:28:53 AM SteveMB
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** This is why the writers sometimes have to come up with excuses for other heroes from the same continuity (especially one who are [[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham much more powerful than the story's main hero]]) to be absent when the villain shows up. See also ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself.

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** This is why the writers sometimes have to come up with excuses for other heroes from the same continuity (especially one ones who are [[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham much more powerful than the story's main hero]]) to be absent when the villain shows up. See also ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself.
6th Aug '16 10:28:32 AM SteveMB
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** This is why the writers sometimes have to come up with excuses for other heroes from the same continuity to be absent when the villain shows up. See also ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself.

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** This is why the writers sometimes have to come up with excuses for other heroes from the same continuity (especially one who are [[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham much more powerful than the story's main hero]]) to be absent when the villain shows up. See also ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself.
31st Jul '16 4:22:29 PM ANTMuddle
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If the series is about a local police force, the FBI are ivory-tower {{glory hound}}s. If the series is about an FBI agent, the local police are all [[PoliceAreUseless useless]] CorruptHick types. If the series is about the military, government higher-ups will only be [[DividedWeFall interested in pleasing the voters]]. If the series is about the government or an anti-military type, then the military will be TheEvilArmy commanded by a GeneralRipper type who is just itching to NukeEm back to the stone age, never mind the asking questions part. If the series is about a rogue hero, all levels of government and law enforcement, plus the military, are either [[BadCopIncompetentCop corrupt or clueless]], with the possible exception of a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who will still be be unable to help because of mountains of red tape. And everyone else will just think that it [[BystanderSyndrome isn't for them to deal with]] (at least, at first). In those cases where the people who are supposed to be handling the situation are not also bad guys, you can end up with a RedShirtArmy.

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If the series is about a local police force, the FBI are ivory-tower {{glory hound}}s. If the series is about an FBI agent, the local police are all [[PoliceAreUseless useless]] CorruptHick types. If the series is about the military, government higher-ups will only be [[DividedWeFall [[SleazyPolitician interested in pleasing the voters]]. If the series is about the government or an anti-military type, then the military will be TheEvilArmy commanded by a GeneralRipper type who is just itching to NukeEm back to the stone age, never mind the asking questions part. If the series is about a rogue hero, all levels of government and law enforcement, plus the military, are either [[BadCopIncompetentCop corrupt or clueless]], with the possible exception of a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who will still be be unable to help because of mountains of red tape. And everyone else will just think that it [[BystanderSyndrome isn't for them to deal with]] (at least, at first). In those cases where the people who are supposed to be handling the situation are not also bad guys, you can end up with a RedShirtArmy.
31st Jul '16 4:21:26 PM ANTMuddle
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Dear God, the Mane Six. And the Princesses. Especially when the Canterlot Royal Guard are involved.
4th Jul '16 9:32:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in StarWars; when ObiWan says that Luke is their last hope, Yoda responds by reminding him that ThereIsAnother.

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* Subverted in StarWars; ''Franchise/StarWars''; when ObiWan Obi-Wan says that Luke is their last hope, Yoda responds by reminding him that ThereIsAnother.
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.
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