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5th May '16 4:32:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/JohnSteinbeck's ''EastOfEden'', Adam walks the earth for several years after leaving the Army-he doesn't have much want or need to return home.

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* In Creator/JohnSteinbeck's ''EastOfEden'', ''Literature/EastOfEden'', Adam walks the earth for several years after leaving the Army-he doesn't have much want or need to return home.



** In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Maglor took up a life of wandering beside the sea and singing a lament over his own violent stupidity at the end of the First Age. The same is true for Daeron, who vanished after Lúthien's disappearance. Fanon commonly has them as ''ShipsThatPassInTheNight''.
* ''OnTheRoad'' by JackKerouac
* In the ''{{Casca}}'' series by Barry Sadler, Casca is the Roman soldier who stabbed Jesus in the side with a spear. Christ dooms Casca to walk the Earth until his second coming. Casca busies himself during this time be being involved in numerous wars and adventures throughout history.

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** In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Maglor took up a life of wandering beside the sea and singing a lament over his own violent stupidity at the end of the First Age. The same is true for Daeron, who vanished after Lúthien's disappearance. Fanon commonly has them as ''ShipsThatPassInTheNight''.
ShipsThatPassInTheNight.
* ''OnTheRoad'' ''Literature/OnTheRoad'' by JackKerouac
* In the ''{{Casca}}'' ''Literature/{{Casca}}'' series by Barry Sadler, Casca is the Roman soldier who stabbed Jesus in the side with a spear. Christ dooms Casca to walk the Earth until his second coming. Casca busies himself during this time be being involved in numerous wars and adventures throughout history.



* Played straight with Vianne and Anouk in the novel ''Film/{{Chocolat}}''. Played with to [[ParanoiaFuel chilling effect]] in the sequel ''The Lollipop Shoes'' in which [[spoiler:Zozie manages to live this way using a combination of fraud, identity theft, murder, magic and spiking people's food and drink.]]

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* Played straight with Vianne and Anouk in the novel ''Film/{{Chocolat}}''.''Literature/{{Chocolat}}''. Played with to [[ParanoiaFuel chilling effect]] in the sequel ''The Lollipop Shoes'' in which [[spoiler:Zozie manages to live this way using a combination of fraud, identity theft, murder, magic and spiking people's food and drink.]]



* Michael and Fisk in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''. Especially by the third book, where they've had a good two years to wander around while the audience wasn't looking and have accumulated a load of [[NoodleIncident interesting stories]] that are vaguely alluded to.
* ''InDeath'': After the death of his sister in ''Portrait In Death'', Crack went on this sort of journey. He comes back in ''Visions In Death''.
* BrandonSanderson's ''{{Warbreaker}}'' book finishes with two characters departing for this kind of life, with one warning the other that it won't be easy.

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* Michael and Fisk in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''.''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries''. Especially by the third book, where they've had a good two years to wander around while the audience wasn't looking and have accumulated a load of [[NoodleIncident interesting stories]] that are vaguely alluded to.
* ''InDeath'': ''Literature/InDeath'': After the death of his sister in ''Portrait In Death'', Crack went on this sort of journey. He comes back in ''Visions In Death''.
* BrandonSanderson's ''{{Warbreaker}}'' Creator/BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' book finishes with two characters departing for this kind of life, with one warning the other that it won't be easy.
21st Apr '16 6:09:23 AM Tron80
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* ''TheWandererOfTheNorth'': Nikóleva during her self-imposed exile, using her alias 'the Wintermail', roamed the known world, helping villages and slaying dragons and Diamond Dogs.

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* ''TheWandererOfTheNorth'': ''Fanfic/TheWandererOfTheNorth'': Nikóleva during her self-imposed exile, using her alias 'the Wintermail', roamed the known world, helping villages and slaying dragons and Diamond Dogs.Dogs.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': After the War, [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka]] don't belong among normal human beings anymore, and after graduating high school, they decide to leave their guardian and friends and go sailing "around the world". They never returned to human civilization.
7th Feb '16 10:52:21 PM DannWoolf
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* [[spoiler:Gary King's ]]eventual fate in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''.

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* [[spoiler:Gary King's ]]eventual King's]] eventual fate in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''.
7th Feb '16 10:50:54 PM DannWoolf
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Subtrope of InHarmsWay. Having RandomTransportation is often used to provide the science fiction or fantasy versions of this trope. See also: SternChase, TheDrifter, FlyingDutchman. Common MO for TheAtoner

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Subtrope of InHarmsWay. Having RandomTransportation is often used to provide the science fiction or fantasy versions of this trope. See also: SternChase, TheDrifter, FlyingDutchman. Common MO for TheAtonerTheAtoner.
7th Feb '16 10:50:16 PM DannWoolf
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} did this in the story arc ''ComicBook/SupermanGrounded'', just before the ComicBook/{{New 52}}. After feeling he was out of touch with the American people, he decides to remedy the situation by handing in his US citizenship and literally walking all over America looking for people to help[[labelnote:note]]At human speed no less. If he had to save somebody, he'd fly over, help them, then fly back to where he left off and resume walking at human speed.[[/labelnote]]. Amazingly, no-one seemed to notice that Clark Kent was doing the exact same thing at the exact same time in the exact same places, but if anybody did, then Clark could simply claim that he was following Superman, as many other reporters were surely doing.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} did this in the story arc ''ComicBook/SupermanGrounded'', just before the ComicBook/{{New 52}}. After feeling he was out of touch with the American people, he decides to remedy the situation by handing in his US citizenship and literally walking all over America looking for people to help[[labelnote:note]]At help.[[labelnote:note]]At human speed no less. If he had to save somebody, he'd fly over, help them, then fly back to where he left off and resume walking at human speed.[[/labelnote]]. [[/labelnote]] Amazingly, no-one seemed to notice that Clark Kent was doing the exact same thing at the exact same time in the exact same places, but if anybody did, then Clark could simply claim that he was following Superman, as many other reporters were surely doing.
7th Feb '16 8:13:12 PM nombretomado
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* Mac references this in an episode of ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' saying that it would be cool to adopt the lifestyle of a hobo "travelling from town to town solving mysteries" but that it would be impractical.

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* Mac references this in an episode of ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' saying that it would be cool to adopt the lifestyle of a hobo "travelling from town to town solving mysteries" but that it would be impractical.
1st Feb '16 9:22:34 PM Willbyr
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--> '''Lady Jagara's Knight:''' "So where're you from, old man?"
--> '''Quint Yaiden:''' [[BadassBoast "...from the ends of the Earth."]]

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--> '''Lady Jagara's Knight:''' "So So where're you from, old man?"
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'''Quint Yaiden:''' [[BadassBoast "...[[BadassBoast ...from the ends of the Earth."]]]]



* ''{{Blame}}'' jumps several steps ahead and has a protagonist ''walk the Solar System.'' Not that the journey is [[CrapsackWorld particularly romantic,]] [[SeriousBusiness carefree,]] or easy.

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* ''{{Blame}}'' ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' jumps several steps ahead and has a protagonist ''walk the Solar System.'' Not that the journey is [[CrapsackWorld particularly romantic,]] [[SeriousBusiness carefree,]] or easy.
24th Jan '16 12:41:12 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'''s Ryu embodies this trope, wandering the world ([[CapcomVersusWhatever if not]] [[SuperSmashBros multiverse]]) with only the minimum of possessions, seeking worthy opponents to test his skills against. His ending in ''Street Fighter 2'' even calls him simply a "wandering warrior."

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* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'''s Ryu embodies this trope, wandering the world ([[CapcomVersusWhatever if not]] [[SuperSmashBros [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros multiverse]]) with only the minimum of possessions, seeking worthy opponents to test his skills against. His ending in ''Street Fighter 2'' even calls him simply a "wandering warrior."
21st Jan '16 7:54:58 PM PaulA
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* The title character of ''Literature/TheTravellerInBlack'' by Creator/JohnBrunner travels about the magical world where the stories are set, with the two aims of seeing how the world is getting along and bringing poetic justice where it's called for.
21st Jan '16 2:05:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* GogolBordello has a song ''Wanderlust King'', based on the real life of group's frontman, Eugene Hutz.

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* GogolBordello Music/GogolBordello has a song ''Wanderlust King'', based on the real life of group's frontman, Eugene Hutz.
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