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5th Feb '16 1:18:59 PM Koveras
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* The Aesop of the first chapter of ''Manga/{{Gamma}}'' is that the muggle employees of the Earth Defense Force do just as much, if not more good for the communities they defend as the masked superheroes. Yuri breaks it to the Presidentman (a depowered superhero who enlists in EDF because he doesn't have any other special skills except saving people) by pointing out that to the nameless boy he has carried out of an alien attack, ''he'' is the hero of the day, not the superheroes who ended up defeating the aliens.
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* The Aesop of the first chapter of ''Manga/{{Gamma}}'' is that the muggle employees of the Earth Defense Force do just as much, if not more good for the communities they defend as the masked superheroes. Yuri breaks it to the Presidentman (a depowered superhero who enlists in EDF because he doesn't have any other special skills except saving people) by pointing out that to the nameless boy he has carried out of an alien attack, ''he'' is the hero of the day, not the superheroes who ended up defeating the aliens.

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* The Aesop of the first chapter of ''Manga/{{Gamma}}'' is that the muggle employees of the Earth Defense Force do just as much, if not more good for the communities they defend as the masked superheroes. Yuri breaks it to the Presidentman (a depowered superhero who enlists in EDF because he doesn't have any other special skills except saving people) by pointing out that to the nameless boy he has carried out of an alien attack, ''he'' is the hero of the day, not the superheroes who ended up defeating the aliens.
27th Jan '16 4:50:20 PM nombretomado
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* Done in an episode of the ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' when Mario and Luigi find a way to return to New York. Unfortunately, Bowser and the Koopas follow them, and Bowser decides to conquer Earth along with the Mushroom Kingdom. Fortunately, the NYPD is there to help Mario and Luigi fight the Koopas.
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* Done in an episode of the ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' when Mario and Luigi find a way to return to New York. Unfortunately, Bowser and the Koopas follow them, and Bowser decides to conquer Earth along with the Mushroom Kingdom. Fortunately, the NYPD is there to help Mario and Luigi fight the Koopas.
22nd Jan '16 4:13:55 AM Koveras
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* The Aesop of the first chapter of ''Manga/{{Gamma}}'' is that the muggle employees of the Earth Defense Force do just as much, if not more good for the communities they defend as the masked superheroes. Yuri breaks it to the Presidentman (a depowered superhero who enlists in EDF because he doesn't have any other special skills except saving people) by pointing out that to the nameless boy he has carried out of an alien attack, ''he'' is the hero of the day, not the superheroes who ended up defeating the aliens.
15th Dec '15 1:34:55 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', the police are usually depicted as enemies, and a lot of them are, indeed, corrupt bullies, especially towards Satellite residents. However, Ushio's HeelFaceTurn begins when he meets a child at the orphanage who worships them, as a result of them saving him from a criminal who had killed his father during a robbery.
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', the police are usually depicted as enemies, and a lot of them are, indeed, corrupt bullies, especially towards Satellite residents. However, Ushio's HeelFaceTurn begins when he meets a child at the orphanage who worships them, as a result of them saving him from a criminal who had killed his father during a robbery.
10th Dec '15 9:59:39 PM TARINunit9
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** An unusual variation of this happens in ''Film/SpiderMan2''. Upon narrowly stopping a train from plummeting and falling off its track, Spider-Man faints and is brought into the train by the citizens he just saved. Taking his mask off, they see that the hero who saved them, and has been saving New York all this time, is a teenager, who looks just like any other. Like the above example it's unacknowledged, but it's showing that, despite Peter having super-powers, he's still a normal teenager, who has a normal teenager life. Yet, he's the person who puts his life on the line constantly, to save them, time and time again. It's a rare example of the unappreciated fact that super-heroes are still (for the most part) humans who go out their way to help the "everyday folk", being acknowledged.
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** An unusual variation of this happens in ''Film/SpiderMan2''. Upon narrowly stopping a train from plummeting and falling off its track, Spider-Man faints and is brought into the train by the citizens he just saved. Taking As Spidey had already taken his mask off, off during the preceding fight, they see that the hero who saved them, and has been saving New York all this time, is a teenager, teenager who looks just like any other. Like the above example it's unacknowledged, but it's showing that, despite Peter having super-powers, he's still a normal teenager, who has a normal teenager life. Yet, he's the person who puts his life on the line constantly, to save them, time and time again. It's a rare example of the unappreciated fact that super-heroes are still (for the most part) humans who go out their way to help the "everyday folk", being acknowledged.
27th Nov '15 5:34:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''DirtyJobs'' is all about this, since the whole point of the show is to show just what happens behind the scenes to keep modern society functioning as well as it does.
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* ''DirtyJobs'' ''Series/DirtyJobs'' is all about this, since the whole point of the show is to show just what happens behind the scenes to keep modern society functioning as well as it does.

* Played in ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'', TheSavageDragon and Rising Stars - main characters from the first two, and one from the third have superpowers and fight crime not as superheroes, but cops. * Inverted by Dwight Schrute on ''TheOffice'': "No, don't call me a hero. Do you know who the real heroes are? The guys who wake up every morning and go into their normal jobs and get a distress call from the commissioner and take off their glasses and change into capes and fly around, fighting crime. Those are the real heroes."
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* Played in ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'', TheSavageDragon ComicBook/TheSavageDragon and Rising Stars - main characters from the first two, and one from the third have superpowers and fight crime not as superheroes, but cops. * Inverted by Dwight Schrute on ''TheOffice'': ''Series/TheOfficeUS'': "No, don't call me a hero. Do you know who the real heroes are? The guys who wake up every morning and go into their normal jobs and get a distress call from the commissioner and take off their glasses and change into capes and fly around, fighting crime. Those are the real heroes."
14th Nov '15 7:08:24 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', the team's firehouse is in danger of being repossessed; later, a freak accident transports the heroes back in time to the 60's, where due to the same accident, the city has a sudden ghost problem, and the firefighters who originally owned the building are dealing with it. The Ghostbusters aid them discreetly from the sidelines, and when they return to the present day, their troubles regarding the firehouse are over; due to what happened, those same firefighters were regarded as heroes, the firehouse regarded as a memorial site because of it.
14th Nov '15 6:58:34 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In one "Got Milk?" commercial, a milkman doing his rounds falls down a trapdoor, and into a conference room where ComicBook/TheAvengers and a couple other Marvel heroes are meeting, who assume he's there for an interview. While his only "power" is the ability to deliver his much-desired product to customers, they consider that enough for him to join them.
14th Nov '15 7:46:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', the police are usually depicted as enemies, and a lot of them are, indeed, corrupt bullies, especially towards Satellite residents. However, Ushio's HeelFaceTurn begins when he meets a child at the orphanage who worships them, as a result of them saving him from a criminal who had killed his father during a robbery.

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* Several episodes during the arc in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' with the Rangers de-aged to children and unable to perform any heroic actions shows the Angel Grove Police actually managing to keep order and preventing panic during the crisis.
10th Nov '15 12:05:59 PM Llygodenfawr
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On the other hand, there's nothing that suggests that the various heroes have to be at odds with one another. Cops who handle {{Mooks}}, firefighters who fight blazes after a big showdown, and emergency workers who take care of wounded InnocentBystanders can free up the superhero to deal with the BigBad who's causing all the problems to begin with. Likewise, these same emergency workers might appreciate the help of the superheroes-being a firefighter is dangerous at the best of times, but having to dodge the attacks of a flame-spitting PyroManiac while trying to fight the fires he started risks becoming a suicide mission unless someone can deal with him. The basic point is to pay reverence to the mundane heroes who risk their lives to save others in ''our'' world.
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On the other hand, there's nothing that suggests that the various heroes have to be at odds with one another. Cops who handle {{Mooks}}, firefighters who fight blazes after a big showdown, and emergency workers who take care of wounded InnocentBystanders can free up the superhero to deal with the BigBad who's causing all the problems to begin with. Likewise, these same emergency workers might appreciate the help of the superheroes-being superheroes--being a firefighter is dangerous at the best of times, but having to dodge the attacks of a flame-spitting PyroManiac while trying to fight the fires he started risks becoming a suicide mission unless someone can deal with him. The basic point is to pay reverence to the mundane heroes who risk their lives to save others in ''our'' world.
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