Playing With: I Just Want to Be Normal

Basic Trope: The hero wants to have a normal life instead of being granted with responsibility.
  • Straight: Hiro uses his superpowers to save lives, but longs to have a normal life.
  • Exaggerated: Hiro uses his superpowers to save lives and destroy ultra-powerful beings, but wishes he was anything but a superhero.
  • Downplayed: Hiro is usually happy with his powers, but when being a hero is at its hardest, he dreams of a normal life.
  • Justified:
    • Hiro hasn't been able to function his life as a human being for quite a while.
    • Being a hero takes a heavy toll on Hiro (i.e., he had to lose some of his friends along the way as well as do things that the citizens will hate him for).
    • Hiro is used to being an ordinary person.
    • Hiro isn't used to social situations.
  • Inverted: Hiro is a normal human being and wants to be a superhero.
  • Subverted: Hiro actually gets to be normal...and finds that he'd rather be special.
  • Double Subverted: Can't Stay Normal
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: Hiro claims he wants to be normal, though gladly exclaims joy in being a hero when he helps people in non-dangerous events. When his life is endangered, his claims of wanting to be normal intensify, yet whenever he does lose his powers he quickly wants them back to help people. However after a particularly bad day he decides being a hero at all is too much, though is convinced the world still needs heroes by a child he once rescued.
  • Averted: Hiro doesn't wish that his life was normal.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "You wish you were a human being instead of a hero, don't you?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz picks up on Hiro's desire to be normal, and ends up convincing him to quit being a superhero. Cue world domination.
  • Defied:
    • Hiro doesn't long for normality and proudly continues serving for the greater good.
    • Hiro tries to look on the bright side of his job as a hero.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • Hiro desperately wishes to be normal... and so he does just that, abandoning all the people who depended on him for safety.
    • Hiro is chewed out for being unappreciative of how special he is.
  • Reconstructed:
    • However Hiro never wanted to be a hero in the first place due to being forced into the role, and after the initial abandonment nobody really blames him due to realizing it was very stressful for him.
    • Noticing that Hiro's performance is going down, they realize he is a person and thus support him if he wants to take a break.

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