History PlayingWith / NeverBeAHero

31st Aug '17 3:46:39 PM mister-bittersweet
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** Major Victory forces civilian Bob to give up the powers he just gained, even though Bob used it to stop a bank robbery. This causes people to question how much of a hero Major Victory really is and creates a rift between Major Victory and the public he protects. Because he made Bob give up his powers, people wonder if he's really interested in protecting the people, or just enjoys the public being powerless because if he's the only one with superpowers, he's the only one who can save them from danger.
29th Jun '17 10:21:08 AM CLT009
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** Major Victory is an [[{{Pride}} elitist]] [[{{Jerkass}} dick]] fond of [[SuperDickery lording his powers over]] {{Muggles}}, [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating shaming them both for accepting their place]] and [[PretenderDiss for ever wanting more]]. By constantly [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed saving the city]], [[AllTakeAndNoGive he both reinforces this image]] and [[BewareTheSuperman functions as its de facto ruler]]. Ergo, any scenario where Mary acquires powers on her own terms [[{{Realpolitik}} would present Major Victory with a very real threat to his monopoly]], which he duly quashes.
24th Jun '16 11:52:02 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** While the established superheros have their reasons why they feel new superheros should give up their powers, the lack of proper communication between them breeds resentment among the newer generations. Feeling that the established heros rejected them, new heros try to strike out on their own while older heros feel that they pose a danger because they lack proper training. This causes a rift between the two groups.

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** While the established superheros have their reasons for why they feel new superheros should give up their powers, the lack of proper communication between them breeds resentment among the newer generations. Feeling that the established heros rejected them, new heros try to strike out on their own while older heros feel that they pose a danger because they lack proper training. This causes a rift between the two groups.


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**The Justice Guard has a MasterApprenticeChain where each established member selects a new hero (whether already superpowered or otherwise) to replace/fill in for them and allows them and only them to be heroes aside from each other. There are many YearsTooEarly boasts and "old people problems" taunts between them, and disagreements or dissent on both sides, but no rift.
24th Jun '16 11:41:06 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Mary's temporary powers [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway didn't seem useful enough]] to risk [[SuperPowerMeltdown the]] [[HeroicRROD potential]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity side-]][[KilledOffForReal effects]].

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** Mary's temporary powers [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway didn't seem useful enough]] to risk [[SuperPowerMeltdown the]] [[HeroicRROD potential]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity side-]][[KilledOffForReal side-]][[CharacterDeath effects]].
18th Mar '16 9:28:24 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Major Victory trying to forcibly depower Mary leads to a LetsYouAndHimFight which causes collateral damage and also allows criminals to escape.

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** Major Victory trying to forcibly depower Mary leads to a LetsYouAndHimFight moment which causes collateral damage and also allows criminals to escape. escape.
** While the established superheros have their reasons why they feel new superheros should give up their powers, the lack of proper communication between them breeds resentment among the newer generations. Feeling that the established heros rejected them, new heros try to strike out on their own while older heros feel that they pose a danger because they lack proper training. This causes a rift between the two groups.
10th Mar '16 9:49:22 AM Mhazard
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** The Evulz Guild has an uptight recruitment which drives away villains who aren't evil enough.



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8th May '15 10:16:15 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Major Victory trying to forcibly depower Mary leads to a LetsYouAndHim fight which causes collateral damage and also criminals to escape.

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** Major Victory trying to forcibly depower Mary leads to a LetsYouAndHim fight LetsYouAndHimFight which causes collateral damage and also allows criminals to escape.
8th May '15 10:11:15 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Inverted''': Major Victory wants to become a BattleCouple with Mary, so he tries to arrange for her to get superpowers and encourages her to become a heroine.
* '''Subverted''': When Mary has a super-powering accident, Major Victory welcomes her into the Justice Guard.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Major Victory wants to become a BattleCouple with Mary, so he tries to arrange for her to get superpowers and encourages her to become a heroine.
**The Justice Guard has regular recruitment drives but few people show up because most of the muggles don't want to be heroes.
* '''Subverted''': When Mary has a super-powering accident, accident but keeps it a secret because she thinks Major Victory will depower her. Instead, he welcomes her into the Justice Guard.



** Major Victory actively squashes anyone else becoming a hero because he's built his self-image around the idea that he's TheOnlyOne capable of defending Domino City. He feels next to useless in his civilian identity; being the city's champion makes him feel like he's accomplishing something ''great'' with his life. After forcibly depowering Mary one times too many, she [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out on this]], sending him into a HeroicBSOD as he confronts the idea that he's been hurting the city by denying it other defenders all this time.
** Major Victory prevents Mary from keeping her powers because he doesn't want her to get herself killed trying to fight crime. She's eventually murdered by a thug whom she could have defeated with ease using any of the powers she'd gained in the past.

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** Major Victory actively squashes preventing anyone else from becoming a hero because he's built his self-image around the idea hero, (super or otherwise), means that he's TheOnlyOne capable of defending Domino City. He feels next to useless in his civilian identity; being the city's champion makes him feel like alone and overworked. Thus, he's accomplishing something ''great'' with his life. After forcibly depowering Mary one times too many, she [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out on this]], sending him into a HeroicBSOD as he confronts the idea that he's been hurting the city by denying it other defenders all this time.
** Major Victory prevents Mary from keeping her powers
more liable to mistakes or {{zerg rush}}es. Conversely, because he never took Mary on as TheApprentice, she doesn't want her to get herself killed have any help with the crime fighting learning curve.
**Major Victory
trying to forcibly depower Mary leads to a LetsYouAndHim fight crime. She's eventually murdered by a thug whom she could have defeated with ease using any of the powers she'd gained in the past.which causes collateral damage and also criminals to escape.



* '''Played For Drama''':
** Major Victory actively squashes anyone else becoming a hero because he's built his self-image around the idea that he's TheOnlyOne capable of defending Domino City. He feels next to useless in his civilian identity; being the city's champion makes him feel like he's accomplishing something ''great'' with his life. After forcibly depowering Mary one times too many, she [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out on this]], sending him into a HeroicBSOD as he confronts the idea that he's been hurting the city by denying it other defenders all this time.
** Major Victory prevents Mary from keeping her powers because he doesn't want her to get herself killed trying to fight crime. She's eventually murdered by a thug whom she could have defeated with ease using any of the powers she'd gained in the past.



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13th Apr '14 7:39:27 AM SKJAM
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* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???The government tells the Justice Guard that no new superbeings are allowed. If they want to keep their own powers, they'll need to depower any new heroes (or villains for that matter.)
3rd Feb '13 10:36:40 AM SKJAM
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Mary wants to take martial arts lessons so she can defend herself against goons, Major Victory talks her out of it as the BigBad will just send more goons.
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