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1st Jun '18 3:51:54 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', the Old Woman initially tells off Groose, who has just reached the surface for the first time, for thinking he is the one who will save the day by rescuing Zelda instead of Link. Soon afterward, the [[EldritchAbomination Imprisoned]] breaks from its seal and must be resealed by Link, all of which leaves Groose paralyzed with fear as he watches it all happen. He then bitterly concedes that he is a useless coward while Link really is the one who will make things right. As he walks off the mope, the Old Woman states that he will still undoubtedly have some important role to play later.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', the Old Woman initially tells off Groose, who has just reached the surface for the first time, for thinking he is the one who will save the day by rescuing Zelda instead of Link. Soon afterward, the [[EldritchAbomination Imprisoned]] breaks from its seal and must be resealed by Link, all of which leaves Groose paralyzed with fear as he watches it all happen. He then bitterly concedes that he is a useless coward while Link really is the one who will make things right. As he walks off the to mope, the Old Woman states that he will still undoubtedly have some important role to play later.
25th May '18 7:22:00 PM SilentStranger
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* Parodied several times in ''BeavisAndButthead''. Many characters, most notably CoolTeacher Mr Van Driesen, thinks that the boys are just "misunderstood" and just needs someone who supports them and believes in them. Unfortunately, they're ''exactly'' as bad as they think they are. Butthead is the poster child of a ToxicFriend, and literally makes the world worse just by existing, and Beavis is so stupid he's a virtual blank slate and ExtremeDoormat. In fact, in the episode parodying "It's A Wonderful Life", it reveals that without Buttheads domineering, Beavis would just get bossed around by ButtMonkey Stewart instead and turn into a carbon copy of him.
21st May '18 7:33:51 PM CnHGirl
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** In "Rose's Scabbard", Pearl expresses to Steven that if Rose could see her, she would be disappointed in Pearl for how lost and broken she is in the wake of Rose's death, even nearly letting Steven fall to his death while chasing after her. Steven responds with a brief but powerful one for Pearl, driving her to tears.
--->'''Pearl:''' Everything I ever did, I did for her. Now she's gone, but I'm still here. Sometimes, I think she can see me through your eyes. What would she think of me now?
--->'''Steven:''' (giving Pearl a CoolDownHug) Well, I think you're pretty great.
17th May '18 1:30:46 PM KingLyger
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* In Psychology, the Imposter Effect is a common feeling to a lot of people whose talent outstrips their confidence. It is essentially the opposite of the Dunning-Krueger effect (where somebody is too incompetent to make a fair assessment of their own competency and overestimate their own abilities). Instead, somebody who is actually pretty good at what they do, believe that they are not really that good. When they are faced with proof of their success, they protest that it was a fluke, or that they got lucky, or even (in the most extreme cases) "that wasn't me". This causes people who could do better to not seek promotions, pay rises, etc, believing that they aren't deserving of such things. In extreme cases they live in fear that the boss or whoever will realise they've been faking it all this time and fire them. These kinds of fears are almost never true and can hold people who could handle higher positions and more responsibility back from achieving their full potential. Children are not immune to impostor syndrome, especially if they've been raised with abusive discipline and punishment. While the conventional wisdom is that kids create an ImaginaryFriend to blame misbehavior on, children have also been known to ascribe good deeds, successes and achievements to such companions.

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* In Psychology, the Imposter Effect psychology, "impostor syndrome" is a common feeling to a lot of people whose where talent outstrips their confidence. It The so-called "impostor" is essentially the opposite of the Dunning-Krueger effect (where when somebody is too incompetent to make a fair assessment of their own competency and overestimate their own abilities). Instead, somebody who is who's actually pretty good at what they do, believe do believes that they are not aren't really that good. When they are faced with proof of their success, they protest that it was a fluke, or that they got lucky, or even (in the most extreme cases) "that insist that it wasn't me". them. This causes people who could do better to not seek promotions, pay rises, etc, believing etc. because they believe that they aren't deserving of such things. In extreme cases cases, they live in fear that the boss or whoever someone will realise realize they've been faking it all this time "faking it" and fire fire/leave/abandon them. These kinds of fears are almost never true true, and can hold people who could handle higher positions and more responsibility back from achieving their full potential. A big part of getting through impostor syndrome is being told and shown that "you're better than you think you are" repeatedly, both through concrete proof of accomplishment and positive reinforcement.
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Children are not immune to impostor syndrome, especially if they've been raised with abusive discipline and punishment. While the conventional wisdom is that kids create an ImaginaryFriend to blame misbehavior on, children have also been known to ascribe good deeds, successes and achievements to such non-existent companions.
17th May '18 12:55:51 PM KingLyger
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'': Despite successfully [[TheAtoner earning everybody's trust back]] in the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks previous film]], Sunset Shimmer needs to be reassured several times by her friends of her worth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'': Despite successfully [[TheAtoner earning everybody's trust back]] in the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks previous film]], Sunset Shimmer needs to be reassured several times by her friends of her worth. Rarity even says "what we needed to defeat [the Sirens] was you" when Sunset undergoes some HeroicSelfDeprecation. It works, since Sunset channels ThePowerOfFriendship through Human Twilight's amulet to [[spoiler:enter a GoldenSuperMode as Daydream Shimmer to combat SuperpoweredEvilSide Midnight Sparkle]].
28th Apr '18 2:52:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[WebOriginal/{{Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a pretty upfront tagline: Cord Cai is a [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang Chinese-American gangster,]] who's normally a ''villain.'' His backstory is a metric ton of shit: His parents are in prison, he was frequently gay-bashed (which is worse since he's ''bisexual,'' not gay), and joined a street gang in high school to cope. While he and his fiance Roland are trying to go clean, [[PlotTriggeringDeath Roland gets shot in a carjacking.]] The PoliceAreUseless, so Cord tracks the carjacker down and shoots him because [[TragicVillain he feels like it's his only choice.]] The [[AllThereInTheManual author's notes]] state that this is his long journey back from the DespairEventHorizon to acknowledge that he's a superhero.

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* ''[[WebOriginal/{{Takotsubo}} ''[[Literature/{{Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero]]'' is a pretty upfront tagline: Cord Cai is a [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang Chinese-American gangster,]] who's normally a ''villain.'' His backstory is a metric ton of shit: His parents are in prison, he was frequently gay-bashed (which is worse since he's ''bisexual,'' not gay), and joined a street gang in high school to cope. While he and his fiance Roland are trying to go clean, [[PlotTriggeringDeath Roland gets shot in a carjacking.]] The PoliceAreUseless, so Cord tracks the carjacker down and shoots him because [[TragicVillain he feels like it's his only choice.]] The [[AllThereInTheManual author's notes]] state that this is his long journey back from the DespairEventHorizon to acknowledge that he's a superhero.
18th Apr '18 8:28:04 AM TheFallofElDorado
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* In a more tragic, TearJerker real life example of this, [[WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis Justin Carmical]] made a speech along these lines during a livestream, telling everyone watching that they are not stupid, no matter what they think or what people tell them, only to commit suicide almost one year later.
15th Apr '18 12:21:29 PM CutieTabootie
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhantomInvestigators'':
**At the beginning of "Demon Driver", Daemona downplays her importance to the team as [[TheTeamNormal she's the only one without powers]]. Navarro reassures her to never underestimate her role as the team's leader.
-->'''Navarro:''' You four kids have a lot of power. Use it responsibly. Help people.
-->'''Daemona:''' Talk to them. They're the ones with the power.
-->'''Navarro:''' And you're the brains. Never underestimate your importance.
**In "Birthday Presence", Casey feels jealous of [[JerkJock Brad]], who's rich and popular, as he's living a "terrific life". Daemona reassures him otherwise:
-->'''Daemona:''' All those kids downstairs; those aren't really Brad's friends. They just want to be part of the "in-crowd". You're the one with the terrific life. You're smart and you're kind. You're already doing something with your life that matters. Face it- you rock.
15th Apr '18 5:47:53 AM rva98014
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** In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Thor puts this into his KirkSummation aimed at Loki, telling him that his constant betrayals have made him predictable and that he could be so much more than just the God of Mischief. [[spoiler:Loki pulls a HeelFaceTurn about five minutes later and not only turns up with a ship to save the Asgardian survivors, but ends up being the one who actually stops Hela by [[GodzillaThreshold starting Ragnarok]].]]

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** In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Thor puts this into his KirkSummation aimed at Loki, telling him that his constant betrayals have made him predictable and that he could be so much more than just the God of Mischief. [[spoiler:Loki pulls [[spoiler:This leads Loki to a HeelFaceTurn when he encounters Korg and his revolutionaries who are about five minutes later to escape on a ship. He joins the group as their leader and not only turns up with a the ship towards Asgard to save the Asgardian survivors, but ends up being the one who actually stops Hela by [[GodzillaThreshold starting Ragnarok]].its survivors.]]
11th Apr '18 10:14:44 PM lhee_ha
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''

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* ''Manga/OnaniMasterKurosawa.'' Kurosawa attempts to convince Kitahara that she's strong enough to fight through her troubles on the train home from their school trip. He's [[BreakTheCutie not exactly correct]], but then again, he's not exactly ''wrong,'' either. She just needs [[YouAreNotAlone a little help.]]

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* ''Manga/OnaniMasterKurosawa.'' Kurosawa attempts to convince Kitahara that she's strong enough to fight through her troubles on the train home from their school trip. He's [[BreakTheCutie not exactly correct]], but then again, he's not exactly ''wrong,'' either. She just needs [[YouAreNotAlone a little help.]]help]].



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

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