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6th Jan '18 5:23:59 PM nombretomado
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* JackReacher from Lee Child's books. After spending his life traveling the world with the army and living overseas most of his life, he chooses to become a drifter to see America. He never intends to make connections or put down roots, each of his adventures takes place in a different location, and he never buys anything he can't throw away.

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* JackReacher Literature/JackReacher from Lee Child's books. After spending his life traveling the world with the army and living overseas most of his life, he chooses to become a drifter to see America. He never intends to make connections or put down roots, each of his adventures takes place in a different location, and he never buys anything he can't throw away.
25th Nov '17 5:18:44 AM __Vano
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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', the Saotomes had been doing this for about fifteen years at the opening of the series. It's left up in the air whether or not their time in the Tendo Dojo qualifies as the ''end'' of their walking the earth, or merely a temporary respite. Also, antagonist Ryoga Hibiki always Wanders The Earth, due to the fact that his [[NoSenseOfDirection sense of direction]] is so ''bad'' he gets lost trying to [[TheExitIsThatWay walk across a room]]. [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Ukyo Kuonji]] also spent about ten years doing this after Genma stole her father's cart and abandoned her, while minor [[VillainOfTheWeek single-arc antagonists]] are often implied to be doing this, like Natsume & Kurumi (anime) and Ryu Kumon (manga), who are travelling all over Japan in search of their father and the counterpart to their school of martial arts respectively.

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
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Saotomes had been doing this for about fifteen years at the opening of the series. It's left up in the air whether or not their time in the Tendo Dojo qualifies as the ''end'' of their walking the earth, or merely a temporary respite. Also, respite.
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antagonist Ryoga Hibiki always Wanders who Walks The Earth, due Earth constantly and involuntarily whenever left to the fact that his [[NoSenseOfDirection sense of direction]] own devices because his NoSenseOfDirection is so ''bad'' he gets lost trying to [[TheExitIsThatWay walk across a room]]. room]].
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[[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Ukyo Kuonji]] also spent about ten years doing this after Genma stole her father's cart and abandoned her, while minor her.
** Minor
[[VillainOfTheWeek single-arc antagonists]] are often implied to be doing this, like Natsume & Kurumi (anime) and Ryu Kumon (manga), who are travelling all over Japan in search of their father and the counterpart to their school of martial arts respectively.
16th Nov '17 6:54:29 PM GeorgeT-SLC
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This trope is a very American one and is quite common in older [[TheWestern westerns]]. As far as big TV producing nations go, The U.S. of A. has the geography best suited to this form of adventure. Australia also has the tradition of the Walkabout, where young men would wander the land for months as a spiritual journey. However, this occurs in other countries as well, such as the {{ronin}} stories of Japan and the Chivalric Cycles of Europe and the U.K.

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This trope is a very American one and is quite common in older [[TheWestern westerns]].Westerns]]. As far as big TV producing nations go, The U.S. of A. has the geography best suited to this form of adventure. Australia also has the tradition of the Walkabout, where young men would wander the land for months as a spiritual journey. However, this occurs in other countries as well, such as the {{ronin}} stories of Japan and the Chivalric Cycles of Europe and the U.K.



* The western series ''Series/WagonTrain'' featured a group of people "walking the earth". According to Gene Roddenberry, the show's format of wandering from place to place and encountering different characters and adventures was the template for his own ''Franchise/StarTrek''.

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* The western Western series ''Series/WagonTrain'' featured a group of people "walking the earth". According to Gene Roddenberry, the show's format of wandering from place to place and encountering different characters and adventures was the template for his own ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
18th Oct '17 10:20:59 AM BeerBaron
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** With the exception of his [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness introductory game]] ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', where he was stationary, recurring EasterEgg LegacyCharacter M'aiq the Liar generally runs randomly around the province the game in question takes place in. M'aiq is a known a FourthWallObserver (and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Leaner]] and ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaker]]'') who [[AuthorAvatar voices the opinions]] of the series' creators and developers, largely in the form of {{Take That}}s, to both the [[TakeThatAudience audience]] (given the ''ES'' UnpleasableFanbase) and isn't above above taking some at [[TakeThatUs Bethesda itself]].
10th Oct '17 5:28:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/NowhereMan'' has Thomas Veil (BruceGreenwood) walking the earth due to his LossOfIdentity. He spends the entire series as the only main character.

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* ''Series/NowhereMan'' has Thomas Veil (BruceGreenwood) (Creator/BruceGreenwood) walking the earth due to his LossOfIdentity. He spends the entire series as the only main character.
3rd Oct '17 8:47:13 AM BeerBaron
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** In the spin-off ActionAdventure game ''Redguard'', the protagonist is a Redguard {{pirate}} named Cyrus. Rather than "walking" the earth, the prefers ''sailing'' it, but otherwise fits the trope. Born into a noble Crown (a conservative Hammerfell political party), Cyrus dreamed of becoming a pirate since he was boy. He got the chance when he needed to go into hiding after killing his brother-in-law (a Forebear leader, a more progressive party who was threatening Hammerfell with civil war) in a DuelToTheDeath after his brother-in-law struck Cyrus' sister (who was in an ArrangedMarriage with him, hoping to bring peace). While duels to the death are a perfectly legitimate way to settle disputes in [[MasterSwordsman Redguard]] society, the son of a prominent Crown killing a Forebear leader could bring war. So Cyrus joined a pirate crew and only returned when [[ItsPersonal his sister goes missing]]. He unintentionally becomes the leader of the Hammerfell Rebellion against the corrupt Imperial governor, and leads it to great success. They would have named him King of the Redguards afterward, [[NotInThisForYourRevolution but he turned them down]], in large part because he wanted to get back to sailing the earth.
23rd Sep '17 7:54:55 PM Arkhia
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* ''Concerning Us'': John, Janine and James plan to do this together after they defeated the elemental, Janine travels all around the globe for her research and John generally never stays in one place for too long. Of course things are considerably easier with a teleporter.
16th Sep '17 4:32:38 PM nombretomado
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** A generation later, YagyuJubei embarked on a similar pilgrimage and disappeared from all records for a dozen years.

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** A generation later, YagyuJubei UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei embarked on a similar pilgrimage and disappeared from all records for a dozen years.
16th Sep '17 6:56:48 AM sketchdoodle
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* The Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom timeline ''Literature/MaleRising'' features several characters that do this, most notably the military commander Andras Weisz and his company. Captured by the Ottomans during the Great War and sent to the upper Nile, they escaped their captors and wandered across Africa for three years to return to Austria-Hungary [[spoiler:only to find out that the empire had collapsed in the interim.]]
10th Sep '17 11:49:49 PM HawkbitAlpha
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Most of us would agree with Vincent Vega's response to Jules' quote above: "You're gonna become a ''bum!'' If you don't have a job, a home, and legal tender, that's all you'll be is a bum. Someone who picks in garbage cans and eats the stuff I throw away." Most people who go walking the earth by themselves are male (or [[SweetPollyOliver disguised as male]]). Females generally belong to a nomadic group, mostly for defense purposes.

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Most of us would agree with [[Film/PulpFiction Vincent Vega's response to Jules' quote quote]] above: "You're gonna become a ''bum!'' If you don't have a job, a home, and legal tender, that's all you'll be is a bum. Someone who picks in garbage cans and eats the stuff I throw away." Most people who go walking the earth by themselves are male (or [[SweetPollyOliver disguised as male]]). Females generally belong to a nomadic group, mostly for defense purposes.
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