History PlayingWith / ResignedToTheCall

15th Jan '16 3:36:00 PM Anddrix
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* '''Defied''': "Having a character in that kind of a situation is [[MindScrew too deep]] for our target audience. And having the town doomed without warning like that is [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath too unsettling]]. [[ExecutiveMeddling We're gonna have to make you change it]] to be more traditional [[TheHerosJourney monomyth]], so that [[ViewersAreMorons the audience can understand it]]."

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* '''Defied''': "Having a character in that kind of a situation is [[MindScrew too deep]] for our target audience. And having the town doomed without warning like that is [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath too unsettling]]. [[ExecutiveMeddling We're gonna have to make you change it]] to be more traditional [[TheHerosJourney monomyth]], so that [[ViewersAreMorons the audience can understand it]].it."
31st Jul '15 3:50:18 AM MechWarrior
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** Arnold has been told his whole life that he's TheChosenOne. In spite his doubts, he's just come to accept that everyone expects it of him, so he tries to fulfill the roll just to please them.

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** Arnold has been told his whole life that he's TheChosenOne. In spite of his doubts, he's just come to accept that everyone expects it of him, so he tries to fulfill the roll role just to please them.
31st Jan '13 9:12:35 PM VPhantom
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* '''Straight''': Arnold, from a desert suburb, is called out of nowhere to become a hero on a major quest. [[GenreSavvy Realizing]] he lives in a DoomedHometown and that [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive his normal life is already over]], he agrees to the adventure he never really wanted.
** Alternatively: Arnold's DoomedHometown is struck without warning, and he [[TheCallHasBadReception never received the call beforehand]]. Arnold himself barely survives. Rather than lie forever in {{Wangst}}, he decides to join the epic quest that promises him a meaningful life, even though he never wanted adventure, at least not on the quest's terms.
** Alternatively: Arnold has been told his whole life that he's TheChosenOne. In spite his doubts, he's just come to accept that everyone expects it of him, so he tries to fulfill the roll just to please them.

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* '''Straight''': '''Straight''':
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Arnold, from a desert suburb, is called out of nowhere to become a hero on a major quest. [[GenreSavvy Realizing]] he lives in a DoomedHometown and that [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive his normal life is already over]], he agrees to the adventure he never really wanted.
** Alternatively: Arnold's DoomedHometown is struck without warning, and he [[TheCallHasBadReception never received the call beforehand]]. Arnold himself barely survives. Rather than lie forever in {{Wangst}}, he decides to join the epic quest that promises him a meaningful life, even though he never wanted adventure, at least not on the quest's terms.
** Alternatively: Arnold has been told his whole life that he's TheChosenOne. In spite his doubts, he's just come to accept that everyone expects it of him, so he tries to fulfill the roll just to please them.



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* '''Deconstructed''': The quest turns out to be more fun than he ever thought possible, and he can't understand why he ever was so cautious to begin with. In fact, he begins to love it a little [[BloodKnight TOO much]].
** Alternatively: Arnold accepts the call grudgingly, and his skepticism turns out to be right. The quest turns out to have been every bit as futile as he imagined, so he commits suicide.
* '''Reconstructed''': Arnold accepted the call grudgingly, but after being on his quest for a while, realized that it was as much a spiritual journey of growth as anything else. No matter how badly he fails or how much his skepticism proves to be true, he knows that no amount of failure can rob him of his new-found spiritual growth.



* '''Lampshaded''': "I didn't turn this life down when it came; I no longer had a reason to. Yet, I would not have chosen this life if I still had decent alternatives."

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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"I didn't turn this life down when it came; I no longer had a reason to. Yet, I would not have chosen this life if I still had decent alternatives."



* '''Defied''': "Having a character in that kind of a situation is [[MindScrew too deep]] for our target audience. And having the town doomed without warning [[TrueArtIsOffensive like that]] is [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath too unsettling]]. [[ExecutiveMeddling We're gonna have to make you change it]] to be more traditional [[TheHerosJourney monomyth]], so that [[ViewersAreMorons the audience can understand it]]."

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* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "Having a character in that kind of a situation is [[MindScrew too deep]] for our target audience. And having the town doomed without warning [[TrueArtIsOffensive like that]] that is [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath too unsettling]]. [[ExecutiveMeddling We're gonna have to make you change it]] to be more traditional [[TheHerosJourney monomyth]], so that [[ViewersAreMorons the audience can understand it]]."



--> "Oh, whatever to do? Your friends and family were all nuked while you were away, and nobody thought to tell you until now. I don't suppose you could help us out? What else are you gonna do? It's not like you can avoid it anymore! You don't have to want this; just...understand that you need it."

--> "Very well. Let's get it over with, shall we?"

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--> "Oh, -->"Oh, whatever to do? Your friends and family were all nuked while you were away, and nobody thought to tell you until now. I don't suppose you could help us out? What else are you gonna do? It's not like you can avoid it anymore! You don't have to want this; just...understand that you need it."

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"Very well. Let's get it over with, shall we?"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The quest turns out to be more fun than he ever thought possible, and he can't understand why he ever was so cautious to begin with. In fact, he begins to love it a little [[BloodKnight TOO much]].
** Arnold accepts the call grudgingly, and his skepticism turns out to be right. The quest turns out to have been every bit as futile as he imagined, so he commits suicide.
* '''Reconstructed''': Arnold accepted the call grudgingly, but after being on his quest for a while, realized that it was as much a spiritual journey of growth as anything else. No matter how badly he fails or how much his skepticism proves to be true, he knows that no amount of failure can rob him of his new-found spiritual growth.



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20th Dec '11 4:53:28 AM Camacan
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* '''Exaggerated''': Arnold and ''all'' his [[{{Nakama}} teammates]] are reluctant participants in the quest, because [[ThrowawayCountry all of them had their hometowns hit without warning]] before they received the call. They end up [[GotVolunteered getting volunteered]] into plenty of sidequests along the way, until they all become [[KnightInSourArmor Knights in Sour Armor]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': Arnold and ''all'' his [[{{Nakama}} teammates]] teammates are reluctant participants in the quest, because [[ThrowawayCountry all of them had their hometowns hit without warning]] before they received the call. They end up [[GotVolunteered getting volunteered]] into plenty of sidequests along the way, until they all become [[KnightInSourArmor Knights in Sour Armor]].
18th Oct '11 6:39:58 PM Scrounge
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** "Okay, the dragon's dead. Can I go home now?"
26th Oct '10 7:58:20 PM Chariset
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* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???No one enjoys the Call. Everyone goes along grudgingly. "No, please no, I like my life how it is" is the ritual statement made by everyone going out to adventure.



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