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27th Feb '16 4:48:59 AM Ohio9
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* Tomoyo in Manga/CardCaptorSakura has no special powers but serves as Sakura's assistant, helping to keep her life as a Cardcaptor a secret.

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* Tomoyo in Manga/CardCaptorSakura ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' has no special powers but serves as Sakura's assistant, helping to keep her life as a Cardcaptor a secret.
27th Feb '16 4:48:37 AM Ohio9
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* Tomoyo in Manga/CardCaptorSakura has no special powers but serves as Sakura's assistant, helping to keep her life as a Cardcaptor a secret.
24th Feb '16 5:04:46 PM cybertoy0
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* Mark from ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' could probably out-Unfaze Everyman Arthur Dent. In the first episode, he's already sharing an apartment with a zombie, and dating a succubus who is also his boss. He works at New York's Department of Integration, where he helps immigrants adapt to American society, and monsters adapt to human society. It's basically a FantasyKitchenSink, with vampires, demons, wizards, and robots, but also weirder stuff like landwhales and manbirds.

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* Mark from ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' could probably out-Unfaze Everyman Arthur Dent. In the first episode, he's already sharing an apartment with a zombie, and dating a succubus who is also his boss. He works at New York's Department of Integration, where he helps immigrants adapt to American society, and monsters adapt to human society. It's basically a FantasyKitchenSink, with vampires, demons, wizards, and robots, but also weirder stuff like landwhales and manbirds.man birds.
* In all of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', there is only one citizen who is unaffected by the chaos. One pillar of emotional strength who remains stoic in the face of danger. One person who lets none of the monsters get her down. That person is…Soos' grandmother. In the episode "Soos and the Real Girl", we find that she'd been following Soos' date, even when an {{Yandere}} AI was running amuck. When Weirdmageddon rolls around and turns her into an easy chair, she just tells Soos he can go out and help his friends, then reclines to take a nap.
15th Feb '16 7:35:36 AM MacronNotes
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** There's a strong indication that Sarah is taking to life with the spies LikeAFishTakesToWater.

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** There's a strong indication that Sarah is taking to life with the spies LikeAFishTakesToWater.LikeADuckTakesToWater.
29th Jan '16 2:42:32 PM Ohio9
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* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Kagome's mother, brother, and grandfather are totally unsurprised when they learn the well in their shrine is a time portal to the 16th century, as well as learning that supernatural demons exist. They also don't seem to be concerned about Kagome skipping school to go to a place where she nearly gets killed on a regular basis.


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* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Kagome's mother, brother, and grandfather are totally unsurprised when they learn the well in their shrine is a time portal to the 16th century, as well as learning that supernatural demons exist. They also don't seem to be concerned about Kagome skipping school to go to a place where she nearly gets killed on a regular basis.
29th Jan '16 2:40:56 PM Ohio9
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* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Kagome's mother, brother, and grandfather are totally unsurprised when they learn the well in their shrine is a time portal to the 16th century, as well as learning that supernatural demons exist. They also don't seem to be concerned about Kagome skipping school to go to a place where she nearly gets killed on a regular basis.
21st Jan '16 7:52:37 PM PaulA
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* The first of Creator/JohnBrunner's ''The Traveller in Black'' stories has a 20th-century Londoner called Bernard Brown find himself, for some reason which is never fully explained, trapped in the stories' setting of a far-distant past where magic still works. He makes his way to the nearest city where he gets treated as a god. [[spoiler: He manages to defeat the ''real'' god of a rival city by using the kind of calm and logical approach which the people of his adopted city prize most highly.]]
** It's fairly strongly implied, though never stated explicitly, that the Traveller brings Bernard to the city so that he will do precisely that,[[spoiler: thereby sating a sudden mad desire on behalf of the people of the city to have a god -- any god -- and returning them to their normal level-headed ways]]. This unexpected change in the city's collective behavior can be interpreted as a move made by the forces of Chaos, but that requires reading between the lines.
*** It's the explicit granting of a wish to teach a lesson. It's the Traveler's way of dealing with bad situations by being a literal genie to those who ask him for favors.

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* The first of Creator/JohnBrunner's ''The Traveller in Black'' ''Literature/TheTravellerInBlack'' stories has a 20th-century Londoner called Bernard Brown find himself, for some reason which is never fully explained, trapped in himself transported to the stories' setting of a far-distant past where magic still works. He makes his way to the nearest city where he gets treated as a god. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He manages to defeat the ''real'' god of a rival city by using the kind of calm and logical approach which the people of his adopted city prize most highly.]]
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]] It's fairly strongly implied, though never stated explicitly, that the Traveller brings Bernard to the city so that he will do precisely that,[[spoiler: thereby that, [[spoiler:thereby sating a sudden mad desire on behalf of the people of the city to have a god -- any god -- and returning them to their normal level-headed ways]]. This unexpected change in the city's collective behavior can be interpreted as a move made by the forces of Chaos, but that requires reading between the lines.
*** It's the explicit granting of a wish to teach a lesson. It's the Traveler's way of dealing with bad situations by being a literal genie to those who ask him for favors.
ways]].
10th Jan '16 7:40:37 PM AshlynNyx
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* This seems to be the mindset of everyone that lives in [[Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale Night Vale]]. Even [[ScienceHero Carlos]] eventually got used to the town's weirdness, as shown in "Lazy Day", where he takes advantage of everyone and everything (including body organs and ''gravity itself'') lazying off by doing various household chores (including cleaning out his gutters while gravity was gone).
24th Dec '15 11:45:53 AM erforce
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* Agent John Meyers in the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film, an FBI agent who gets transferred to the "nonexistent" Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. He's chosen by Professor Bruttenholm specifically to be Hellboy's [[TheConscience conscience and moral helper.]] Too bad he's [[spoiler: PutOnABus in the sequel.]]

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* Agent John Meyers in the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film, an FBI agent who gets transferred to the "nonexistent" Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. He's chosen by Professor Bruttenholm specifically to be Hellboy's [[TheConscience conscience and moral helper.]] Too bad he's [[spoiler: PutOnABus in [[Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy the sequel.sequel]].]]
8th Dec '15 4:13:17 AM rafi
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* Kyon from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. He does have one thing that sets him apart from everyone else: [[spoiler:[[TrustPassword He's John Smith]]]]. This fact puts him in BadassNormal territory, because it allows him to control Haruhi, Yuki's boss, and almost anyone who knows of Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody. It also explains why Haruhi gravitated towards him: [[spoiler:he's the reason she came to North High to begin with (she just doesn't know it yet)]].
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'''s Asakura; she's one of the first girls to discover Negi's magical abilities, yet never gained any sort of magic or kung fu abilities of her own until near the end of the series, and it was an emergency situation. Despite that, she was still able to be more or less self-sufficient when she was forced to fend for herself in the Magic World.
** Jonny [[BossSubtitles "Blazing Rumbling Trucker"]] Raidein is one in the Magic World arc, being nearly the only non-empowered person in the crew. He helps out Ala Alba purely because he's friends with some of the girls, and takes the whole "saving the world" thing in stride.

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* Kyon OnlySaneMan Furuichi from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. He does have one thing that sets him apart from everyone else: [[spoiler:[[TrustPassword He's John Smith]]]]. This fact puts him in BadassNormal territory, because it allows him to control Haruhi, Yuki's boss, ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' eventually becomes one, and almost anyone who knows of Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody. It also explains why Haruhi gravitated towards him: [[spoiler:he's the reason she came to North High to begin with (she just doesn't know it yet)]].
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'''s Asakura; she's one of the first girls to discover Negi's magical abilities, yet never gained any sort of magic or kung fu abilities of her own until near the end of the series, and it was an emergency situation. Despite that, she was still able to be more or less self-sufficient when she was forced to fend for herself in the Magic World.
** Jonny [[BossSubtitles "Blazing Rumbling Trucker"]] Raidein is one in the Magic World arc, being nearly the only non-empowered person in the crew. He helps out Ala Alba purely because he's friends with some of the girls, and takes the whole "saving the world" thing in stride.
gets MistakenForBadass as a result.



* Nenene Sumiregawa and Drake Anderson from ''Anime/ReadOrDie''.
* Kaede from ''NininGaShinobuden''. She apparently spends a good chunk of her free time hanging around a ninja mansion despite being an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
* Ataru Moroboshi of ''UruseiYatsura''. Though, this might be subverted as time goes on, as he seems to gain an inhuman level of super-speed (whether running away from trouble or running after a woman) and a comic invulnerability that would make Daffy Duck proud.
* Nabiki Tendo of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. For the most part she's unfazed by the [[GenderBender gender-bending]], [[ShapeShifter shape-shifting]], and [[MartialArtsAndCrafts martial arts insanity]] surrounding her, getting involved only to the degree that she can [[HonestJohnsDealership make money]] from it. Her sister Kasumi is an even better example. She's never even fazed at the insanity surrounding her family, to the point where she constantly refers to Ranma's various mortal enemies as his "friends."
* Haruhi Fujioka, from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', who starts out utterly weirded out by the bishonen antics of the aforementioned club, but gradually learns to cope, even enjoy herself a bit.
* Naru Osaka, from ''Anime/SailorMoon,'' in both senshi and youma knowledge. It rendered her the nickname of [[FanNickname Youma Bait]]; to a lesser extent, Umino fits this trope.
* Kawachi from ''YakitateJapan'' is [[CantCatchUp an average guy]] stuck in a world of overly-dramatic bakers who break out [[CrazyAwesome all sorts of crazy recipes and techniques]] and get entangled in [[SeriousBusiness life-or-death]] [[CookingDuel bread-making contests]].
* Bulma in ''Manga/DragonBall''. Krillin and Vegeta's daughters, Marron and Bra respectively, later on.
* Everyone in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime that follows Ash and Pikachu.[[labelnote:*]]Yes, this includes the TeamRocket trio[[/labelnote]] This is [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt especially]] [[CapturedSuperEntity evident]] [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu in the]] [[PalsWithJesus movies]]. The Japanese name of the guy from the first [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Unova]] Gym that follows Ash (Dent) seems more likely a coincidence than a LampshadeHanging, though.
* Played with in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' when Ed finds himself surrounded by Homunculi and chimeras and humorously realizes that he, as the only normal human, is the minority, even though it's hard to consider cybernetic limbs and alchemy as ''normal.''
* OnlySaneMan Furuichi from ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' eventually becomes one, and gets MistakenForBadass as a result.
* Oz from ''PandoraHearts'' takes pride in his ability to accept the oddities he encounters and adapt to them. This manga is one big AliceAllusion MindScrew, so having that kind of adaptability deserves some applause. [[spoiler: Subverted when his true origins are revealed.]]


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* Bulma in ''Manga/DragonBall''. Despite seeing powerful enemies that can blow up planets, she doesn't see it as a big deal and calmly goes about her techy business until really strange or out-of-this-world happens. Not even Vegeta's temper-tantrums faze her. Especially so during the Androids saga, where she seems even more unfazed than the heroes themselves at all the powerful villains going around. She even actively follows the heroes when Frieza shows up again twice, just because she wants to finally catch a glimpse of him.
* Played with in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' when Ed finds himself surrounded by Homunculi and chimeras and humorously realizes that he, as the only normal human, is the minority, even though it's hard to consider cybernetic limbs and alchemy as ''normal.''
* Kyon from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. He does have one thing that sets him apart from everyone else: [[spoiler:[[TrustPassword He's John Smith]]]]. This fact puts him in BadassNormal territory, because it allows him to control Haruhi, Yuki's boss, and almost anyone who knows of Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody. It also explains why Haruhi gravitated towards him: [[spoiler:he's the reason she came to North High to begin with (she just doesn't know it yet)]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'''s Asakura; she's one of the first girls to discover Negi's magical abilities, yet never gained any sort of magic or kung fu abilities of her own until near the end of the series, and it was an emergency situation. Despite that, she was still able to be more or less self-sufficient when she was forced to fend for herself in the Magic World.
** Jonny [[BossSubtitles "Blazing Rumbling Trucker"]] Raidein is one in the Magic World arc, being nearly the only non-empowered person in the crew. He helps out Ala Alba purely because he's friends with some of the girls, and takes the whole "saving the world" thing in stride.
* Kaede from ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden''. She apparently spends a good chunk of her free time hanging around a ninja mansion despite being an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
* Haruhi Fujioka, from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', who starts out utterly weirded out by the bishonen antics of the aforementioned club, but gradually learns to cope, even enjoy herself a bit.
* Oz from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' takes pride in his ability to accept the oddities he encounters and adapt to them. This manga is one big AliceAllusion MindScrew, so having that kind of adaptability deserves some applause. [[spoiler: Subverted when his true origins are revealed.]]
* Everyone in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime that follows Ash and Pikachu.[[labelnote:*]]Yes, this includes the TeamRocket trio[[/labelnote]] This is [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt especially]] [[CapturedSuperEntity evident]] [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu in the]] [[PalsWithJesus movies]]. The Japanese name of the guy from the first [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Unova]] Gym that follows Ash (Dent) seems more likely a coincidence than a LampshadeHanging, though.
* Nabiki Tendo of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. For the most part she's unfazed by the [[GenderBender gender-bending]], [[ShapeShifter shape-shifting]], and [[MartialArtsAndCrafts martial arts insanity]] surrounding her, getting involved only to the degree that she can [[HonestJohnsDealership make money]] from it. Her sister Kasumi is an even better example. She's never even fazed at the insanity surrounding her family, to the point where she constantly refers to Ranma's various mortal enemies as his "friends."
%%* Nenene Sumiregawa and Drake Anderson from ''Anime/ReadOrDie''.
* Naru Osaka, from ''Anime/SailorMoon,'' in both senshi and youma knowledge. It rendered her the nickname of [[FanNickname Youma Bait]]; to a lesser extent, Umino fits this trope.
* Ataru Moroboshi of ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. Though, this might be subverted as time goes on, as he seems to gain an inhuman level of super-speed (whether running away from trouble or running after a woman) and a comic invulnerability that would make Daffy Duck proud.
* Kawachi from ''Manga/YakitateJapan'' is [[CantCatchUp an average guy]] stuck in a world of overly-dramatic bakers who break out [[CrazyAwesome all sorts of crazy recipes and techniques]] and get entangled in [[SeriousBusiness life-or-death]] [[CookingDuel bread-making contests]].
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