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15th Feb '17 6:16:31 PM H2SO4
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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'': Korra's actions over the course of the series have inspired her teammates and other allies to follow her example of making the world a better place. This came across strongly by the end of Book 3: [[spoiler: Korra is severely injured after fighting Zaheer, but Tenzin is inspired to have the new Air Nation follow her example. In the years that followed, people came to see that the Avatar is more than just a hero--she is an ideal]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'': Korra's actions over the course of the series have inspired her teammates and other allies to follow her example of making the world a better place. This came across strongly by the end of Book 3: [[spoiler: Korra is severely injured after fighting Zaheer, but Tenzin is inspired to have the new Air Nation follow her example. In the years that followed, people came to see that the Avatar is more than just a hero--she is an ideal]].ideal, inspiring other heroes to come out of the woodwork, some good, and some bad in the case of Kuvira]].
8th Feb '17 5:56:00 PM fireblast
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** It's worth noting that the game's morality system literally refers to this particular style of action as "Paragon". (Actions taken from a more pragmatic mindset are called "Renegade".)

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** It's worth noting that the game's morality system literally refers to this particular style of action as "Paragon". (Actions taken from a more pragmatic less idealistic mindset are called "Renegade".)
7th Feb '17 4:56:13 PM ultimomant
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* Touma Kamijou from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' seems to have an unconscious gift for turning the people around him into heroes. Most people he defeats eventually become inspired to do the right thing, using him as an example.
* [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Rider]] from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' gives a speech about this to [[KingArthur Saber]] and [[TheLegendOfGilgamesh Archer]] as they debate which of them was the greatest king. Saber defines true kingship as nobly sacrificing everything to protect one's subjects and accuses Rider of being merely a tyrant. Rider counters that Saber was never really a leader and ultimately a failure as a king. He explains to them that he pursued glory not just for its own sake but in order to inspire greatness in all those who followed him. He then dramatically ends the debate by revealing that his ultimate power is to summon the spirit of everyone to ever be inspired by him, an army of thousands of Heroic Spirits.

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Touma Kamijou from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' seems to have an unconscious gift for turning the people around him into heroes. Most people he defeats or saves eventually become inspired to do the right thing, using him as an example.
* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Rider]] from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' gives a speech about this to [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Saber]] and [[TheLegendOfGilgamesh [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Archer]] as they debate which of them was the greatest king. Saber defines true kingship as nobly sacrificing everything to protect one's subjects and accuses Rider of being merely a tyrant. Rider counters that Saber was never really a leader and ultimately a failure as a king. He explains to them that he pursued glory not just for its own sake but in order to inspire greatness in all those who followed him. He then dramatically ends the debate by revealing that his ultimate power is to summon the spirit of everyone to ever be inspired by him, an army of thousands of Heroic Spirits. By the end of the war, Rider's friend Waver Velvet changes from a cowardly wimp to a true man thanks to his influence.
28th Dec '16 1:26:44 PM Discar
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-->'''Computer Tech:''' ...I'm sorry, sir. I can't launch those ships. Captain's orders.\\

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-->'''Computer --->'''Computer Tech:''' ...I'm sorry, sir. I can't launch those ships. Captain's orders.\\
19th Dec '16 10:55:13 AM martyrcomplex
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Rose Quartz, who lead the rebellion against the Homeworld to save the Earth. In regards to her followers, she helped Pearl, who was [[spoiler: member of a ServantRace]] to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming become more than just what she was meant to be]], "The Answer" reveals that she was also this to Garnet, [[spoiler: she gave Ruby and Sapphire a place to be themselves as a fusion and also accepted their fusion, stating that how they felt was more important then how she felt about it]]. This though borders deconstruction later, when it's revealed that she was [[spoiler: this just for her fellow Gems, up until she met Greg, she thought of humana similar to puppies]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Rose Quartz, who lead the rebellion against the Homeworld to save the Earth. In regards to her followers, she helped Pearl, who was [[spoiler: Pearl[[spoiler:, a member of a ServantRace]] ServantRace,]] to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming become more than just what she was meant to be]], be]]. "The Answer" reveals that she was also this to Garnet, Garnet: [[spoiler: she gave Ruby and Sapphire a place to be themselves as a fusion and also accepted their fusion, stating that how they felt was more important then how she felt about it]]. This though borders deconstruction later, when it's revealed that she was [[spoiler: this just for her fellow Gems, up Gems. Up until she met Greg, she thought of humana similar to humans the way we think of puppies]].
10th Dec '16 7:24:01 PM Game_Fan
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* [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Rider]] from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' gives a speech about this at one point, mentioning that a king doesn't have to be alone in his superiority, and should always be an example that his subjects want to follow. He then demonstrates his success with this strategy by summoning his former troops, all of whom had eventually become Heroic Spirits themselves.

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* [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Rider]] from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' gives a speech about this at one point, mentioning to [[KingArthur Saber]] and [[TheLegendOfGilgamesh Archer]] as they debate which of them was the greatest king. Saber defines true kingship as nobly sacrificing everything to protect one's subjects and accuses Rider of being merely a tyrant. Rider counters that Saber was never really a king doesn't have to be alone in his superiority, leader and should always be an example ultimately a failure as a king. He explains to them that he pursued glory not just for its own sake but in order to inspire greatness in all those who followed him. He then dramatically ends the debate by revealing that his subjects want ultimate power is to follow. He then demonstrates his success with this strategy summon the spirit of everyone to ever be inspired by summoning his former troops, all him, an army of whom had eventually become thousands of Heroic Spirits themselves.Spirits.
29th Oct '16 3:41:32 PM Scabbard
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Rose Quartz, who lead the rebellion against the Homeworld to save the Earth. In regards to her followers, she helped Pearl, who was [[spoiler: member of a ServantRace]] to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming become more than just what she was meant to be]], "The Answer" reveals that she was also this to Garnet, [[spoiler: she gave Ruby and Sapphire a place to be themselves as a fusion and also accepted their fusion, stating that how they felt was more important then how she felt about it]]. This though borders deconstruction later, when it's revealed that she was [[spoiler: this just for her fellow Gems, up until she met Greg, she thought of human similar to puppies.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Rose Quartz, who lead the rebellion against the Homeworld to save the Earth. In regards to her followers, she helped Pearl, who was [[spoiler: member of a ServantRace]] to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming become more than just what she was meant to be]], "The Answer" reveals that she was also this to Garnet, [[spoiler: she gave Ruby and Sapphire a place to be themselves as a fusion and also accepted their fusion, stating that how they felt was more important then how she felt about it]]. This though borders deconstruction later, when it's revealed that she was [[spoiler: this just for her fellow Gems, up until she met Greg, she thought of human humana similar to puppies.]]puppies]].
28th Oct '16 1:53:43 PM nombretomado
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* Doc Thunder in [[Creator/AlEwing Al Ewing's]] ''Gods of Manhattan'' is America's Greatest Hero, a super-strong, super-smart, super-kind champion that's half [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Superman, half Doc Savage, who's protected New York City for over half a century specifically with the intention of being a role model to others. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he has [[DarkAndTroubledPast very good reasons]] [[SuperHeroOrigin for hating fascism]], and by extension its belief that humanity is a witless, amoral herd to be ruled by strength without mercy. [[spoiler: Not to mention he's in a bisexual polyamorous relationship, meaning he and his closest loved ones would have no place under such a society]]. Plus, an inspired, well-intentioned citizenry actively makes his job easier, [[spoiler: such as at the end of the book where he gets them to clear out of Grand Central Station in advance of a battle and go around the city warning others to stay away]].

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* Doc Thunder in [[Creator/AlEwing Al Ewing's]] ''Gods of Manhattan'' is America's Greatest Hero, a super-strong, super-smart, super-kind champion that's half [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Superman, half Doc Savage, who's protected New York City for over half a century specifically with the intention of being a role model to others. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he has [[DarkAndTroubledPast very good reasons]] [[SuperHeroOrigin for hating fascism]], and by extension its belief that humanity is a witless, amoral herd to be ruled by strength without mercy. [[spoiler: Not to mention he's in a bisexual polyamorous relationship, meaning he and his closest loved ones would have no place under such a society]]. Plus, an inspired, well-intentioned citizenry actively makes his job easier, [[spoiler: such as at the end of the book where he gets them to clear out of Grand Central Station in advance of a battle and go around the city warning others to stay away]].
12th Aug '16 11:22:53 AM Gosicrystal
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* Kyle Hyde in ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215''.

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* %%* Kyle Hyde in ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215''.



* Turning the main character into this is the end goal in ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject''. Starting off as a spineless bystander, he ends up helping the people help themselves and inspiring the entire world into not giving up hope against the Final Boss.
** As an aside note, [[spoiler:he was actually a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass BEFORE he got the belt, having protected his little sister at the age of 8 by being a meat shield from a cannibal/rapist/killer. The only reason he seems spineless is because of a HORRIBLE home life that basically snuffed his Heroic Spirit down to a tiny ember.]]

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* Turning the main character into this is the end goal in ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject''. Starting off as a spineless bystander, he ends up helping the people help themselves and inspiring the entire world into not giving up hope against the Final Boss.
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Boss. As an aside note, [[spoiler:he was actually a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass BEFORE he got the belt, having protected his little sister at the age of 8 by being a meat shield from a cannibal/rapist/killer. The only reason he seems spineless is because of a HORRIBLE home life that basically snuffed his Heroic Spirit down to a tiny ember.]]



* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', Commander Shepard can fit this trope depending on some choices made. Actions and dialogue choices include as much you resolving the situation as prompting others to get out and make a difference on their own. News reports after particular Paragon events often report how your influence has inspired those you met to do the right thing. Other examples include Captain Anderson and (for a Krogan) Urdnot Wrex.

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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Commander Shepard can fit this trope depending on some choices made. Actions and dialogue choices include as much you resolving the situation as prompting others to get out and make a difference on their own. News reports after particular Paragon events often report how your influence has inspired those you met to do the right thing. Other examples include Captain Anderson and (for a Krogan) Urdnot Wrex.



* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in ''Franchise/MetalGear''. The Boss' ideas for the world is grossly misinterpreted by her successor, resulting in conflict that lead to dawn of [[ForeverWar War]] [[WarForFunAndProfit Economy]].

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Franchise/MetalGear''. The Boss' ideas for the world is grossly misinterpreted by her successor, resulting in conflict that lead to dawn of [[ForeverWar War]] [[WarForFunAndProfit Economy]].



* Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' is called such by [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Demon King Demise]]]] in the final battle. He certainly inspired Groose's better nature.

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* Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' is called such by [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Demon King Demise]]]] the GreaterScopeVillain in the final battle. He certainly inspired Groose's better nature.
28th Jul '16 7:02:31 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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Compare TheCape, CaptainPatriotic, FixerSue, InspirationalMartyr, AProtagonistShallLeadThem, ThePaladin, TheRealHeroes.

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Compare TheCape, CaptainPatriotic, FixerSue, InspirationalMartyr, AProtagonistShallLeadThem, ThePaladin, TheRealHeroes.
TheRealHeroes, TheAce.
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