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8th Feb '16 11:02:03 AM erforce
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* In ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze]]'' the Turtles are disappointed when Professor Perry reveals that the formation of the ooze that mutated them ''and'' the accident that led to the canister finding its way into the sewer was simply one large accident. No Turtle was more disappointed than Donatello. He believes there's got to be more to the accident.
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* In ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze]]'' ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'' the Turtles are disappointed when Professor Perry reveals that the formation of the ooze that mutated them ''and'' the accident that led to the canister finding its way into the sewer was simply one large accident. No Turtle was more disappointed than Donatello. He believes there's got to be more to the accident.
7th Jan '16 8:17:52 AM sgamer82
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* After accidentally [[spoiler:time-traveling to the BadFuture]], the protagonists of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' decide that the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is not in fact [[BystanderSyndrome someone else's problem]], even though they and their children would be long-dead when the apocalypse does occur.
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* After accidentally [[spoiler:time-traveling to the BadFuture]], the protagonists of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' decide that the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is not in fact [[BystanderSyndrome someone else's problem]], even though they and their children would be long-dead when the apocalypse does occur. It's not until near the end of the game, long after committing themselves to the quest, that they even start to consider that there could be a higher power choosing them and guiding their actions.
28th Dec '15 4:31:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Skillet}}'s identically-titled song, "Hero," embodies this trope, with lyrics starting out "I am just a man/Not superhuman... I need a hero to save me now." However, the narrator gradually realizing that they themselves can do everything that a hero ''should'' be doing.
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* {{Skillet}}'s Music/{{Skillet}}'s identically-titled song, "Hero," embodies this trope, with lyrics starting out "I am just a man/Not superhuman... I need a hero to save me now." However, the narrator gradually realizing that they themselves can do everything that a hero ''should'' be doing.
20th Dec '15 8:52:52 PM Discar
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Mac Guffin Girl is no longer a trope.
** Played straight however with Xander, who despite being a somewhat nerdish guy who's vastly outclassed constantly, gets swept into Buffy's larger than life MonsterOfTheWeek/[[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse of the Year]] situations, and continues to help her to the best of [[MugglePower his abilities]]. At one point in the third season he even passes on the opportunity to become a supernatural being ([[OurZombiesareDifferent a zombie]]), realizing the group needs [[BadassNormal someone normal]] (keep in mind at this point most of his friends have displayed some sort of superhuman ability or are themselves supernatural beings). Plus is not like he is always useless, striking one of the most solid hits against [[spoiler:Glory, the BigBad of the fifth season, by attacking her with a construction wrecking ball]]. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the seventh season, with a speech he gives to Dawn, who herself at this point has become another UnchosenOne since the end of her MacGuffinGirl plot from the fifth season, in which he almost calls the trope by name:
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** Played straight however with Xander, who despite being a somewhat nerdish guy who's vastly outclassed constantly, gets swept into Buffy's larger than life MonsterOfTheWeek/[[ApocalypseHow Apocalypse of the Year]] situations, and continues to help her to the best of [[MugglePower his abilities]]. At one point in the third season he even passes on the opportunity to become a supernatural being ([[OurZombiesareDifferent a zombie]]), realizing the group needs [[BadassNormal someone normal]] (keep in mind at this point most of his friends have displayed some sort of superhuman ability or are themselves supernatural beings). Plus is not like he is always useless, striking one of the most solid hits against [[spoiler:Glory, the BigBad of the fifth season, by attacking her with a construction wrecking ball]]. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the seventh season, with a speech he gives to Dawn, who herself at this point has become another UnchosenOne since the end of her MacGuffinGirl plot from the fifth season, in which he almost calls the trope by name:
20th Dec '15 8:52:38 PM n0321
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* Amuro Ray in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', as a civilian, is not supposed to interfere with the warfare in Side 7, but he decides to get on the titular Gundam to kick Zeon's asses. As the story progresses, he goes on maturing as a soldier with his own willpower and the support from the White Base crew and ultimately becomes a hero and source of inspiration to the Federation, as well as a [[MookHorrorShow nightmare for any Zeon pilot]] he went up against (they did take to calling him the "[[RedBaron White Devil]]").
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* Amuro Ray in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', as a civilian, is not supposed to interfere with the warfare in Side 7, but he decides to get on the titular Gundam to kick Zeon's asses. As the story progresses, he goes on maturing as a soldier with his own willpower and the support from the White Base crew and ultimately becomes a hero and source of inspiration to the Earth and the Federation, as well as a [[MookHorrorShow nightmare for any Zeon pilot]] he went goes up against (they did take (up to the point of calling him the "[[RedBaron White Devil]]").
22nd Nov '15 11:57:31 PM thatother1dude
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* The mages of ''Manga/FairyTail'' aren't chosen or even favored by the powers that be like the Magic Council. They just happen to be the people who brought down two of the three pillars of the [[BigBad Balam Alliance]] and were pivotal to the resolution of the Dragon Attack on Fiore. [[DestructiveSaviour Through massive property damage.]]
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* The mages of ''Manga/FairyTail'' aren't chosen or even favored by the powers that be like the Magic Council. They just happen to be the people who brought down two of the three pillars of the [[BigBad [[BigBadDuumvirate Balam Alliance]] and were pivotal to the resolution of the Dragon Attack on Fiore. [[DestructiveSaviour Through massive property damage.]]
5th Nov '15 9:20:43 PM M84
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Anakin Skywalker was TheChosenOne destined to bring balance to the Force by destroying the Sith. Thanks to Palpatine's machinations, Anakin ended up ''becoming'' a Sith and all but wiped out the Jedi. The ones who save the galaxy are his kids: Leia by spearheading the Rebel Alliance and Luke by using ThePowerOfLove to get Anakin back on track.
16th Oct '15 5:13:39 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The original plot of the film would have a bigger payoff. It would have been based on the comics where the canister of ooze was extraterrestrial in origin and Professor Perry would have been revealed to be an alien called an Utrom disguised as a human.

* The TropeNamer is Creator/ChinaMieville's ''Literature/UnLunDun'', in which the heroine Deeba was listed in the Book of Prophecy as the [[PluckyComicRelief "Funny Sidekick"]] to Zanna, the real Chosen One. When Zanna is injured and sent home, Deeba returns to unite [=UnLondon=] against [[BigBad the Smog]] and gets named The Unchosen One by [=UnLondon's=] residents. ** The odd thing about this is that the Book always turned out to be right about the things it claimed were wrong. It later realises this, and is pleased. ** Also, Deeba realizes that as the Unchosen One, she gets to [[SequenceBreaking ignore the parts of the prophecy that requires her to go on ridiculous sidequests.]]
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* The TropeNamer is Creator/ChinaMieville's ''Literature/UnLunDun'', in which the heroine Deeba was listed in the Book of Prophecy as the [[PluckyComicRelief "Funny Sidekick"]] to Zanna, the real Chosen One. When Zanna is injured and sent home, Deeba returns to unite [=UnLondon=] against [[BigBad the Smog]] and gets named The Unchosen One by [=UnLondon's=] residents. ** residents. The odd thing about this is that the Book always turned out to be right about the things it claimed were wrong. It later realises this, and is pleased. ** pleased. Also, Deeba realizes that as the Unchosen One, she gets to [[SequenceBreaking ignore the parts of the prophecy that requires her to go on ridiculous sidequests.]]
15th Oct '15 11:04:36 PM Chubzhac
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** The original plot of the film would have a bigger payoff. It would have been based on the comics where the canister of ooze was extraterrestrial in origin and Professor Perry would have been revealed to be an alien called an Utrom disguised as a human.
11th Oct '15 2:38:00 AM DarkHunter
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* Amuro Ray in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', as a civilian, is not supposed to interfere with the warfare in Side 7, but he decides to get on the titular Gundam to kick Zeon's asses. As the story progresses, he goes on maturing as a soldier with his own willpower and the support from the White Base crew and ultimately turns the tide of the war, stopping the fated destruction of Earth by Zeon.
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* Amuro Ray in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', as a civilian, is not supposed to interfere with the warfare in Side 7, but he decides to get on the titular Gundam to kick Zeon's asses. As the story progresses, he goes on maturing as a soldier with his own willpower and the support from the White Base crew and ultimately turns becomes a hero and source of inspiration to the tide of Federation, as well as a [[MookHorrorShow nightmare for any Zeon pilot]] he went up against (they did take to calling him the war, stopping the fated destruction of Earth by Zeon."[[RedBaron White Devil]]").
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