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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: ???
  • 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.

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