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[[caption-width-right:350:Peter Parker’s finally tired of Spider-Man’s messes.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Peter Parker’s Parker's finally tired of Spider-Man’s Spider-Man's messes.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Inhibit}}'': Victor’s goal is to get a license to live a normal life despite his powers.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWolfAndTheWaves'': The player character is a werewolf who travels to a remote island seeking a cure to his lycanthropy.


* Midoriya Shikinori feels this way in ''FanFic/OriginOfANonHero'', to the point that he's desperate to have his Quirk removed outright so that his father will stop expecting him to [[FollowInMyFootsteps become a Pro Hero just like both of his parents]].

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* Midoriya Shikinori feels this way in ''FanFic/OriginOfANonHero'', ''Fanfic/OriginOfANonHero'', to the point that he's desperate to have his Quirk removed outright so that his father will stop expecting him to [[FollowInMyFootsteps become a Pro Hero just like both of his parents]].parents]].
* ''Fanfic/LeastNoticeableAndLittleFlappy'': Though Claire likes herself and her powers, she sometimes wishes she could have a more normal life — impossible for her, given her size, shape and invisibility:
-->She couldn't even go inside and be with other ponies at their festivals. None of the buildings in Dunnich, not even the Town Hall, was big enough for her now-gigantic form. And she couldn't dance at them, not even outdoors — a couple of near-tragedies had made her realize that somepony who could crush a house in an act of clumsiness should neither dance around normal-sized Ponies nor even their structures. Sometimes she would stand at a window and watch a party, but never in town — things were just too crowded there for her ungainly form.\\
Romance and marriage seemed out of the question for her. By her nature she was able to love anything sentient, of any sex, but there was no suitable creature for her to court. Normal Ponies, even those who knew and liked her, were not attracted to a huge invisible fluffy pony, especially one overendowed with heads and eyes and tongues.
* ''Fanfic/NewBeginningsSmallville'': Early in the story, young Clark Kent shouts that he would give anything to have no powers as arguing with his adoptive father.

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* The first leg of the documentary ''Film/ShowbizKids'' discusses the differences between being a child actor and being normal, as your childhood is essentially taken from you — there's no real way one can be 'normal' on a film set. Some of the interview subjects say that they are or were hesitant for their own kids to be in the spotlight, and a rising child star featured, Demi Singleton, expresses the desire to go to sleepaway camp with her friends.


* In the ''Film/ArtemisFowl'' film, Mulch Diggums is a "giant dwarf," or ''Dwarfus Giganticus'', but wants desperately to be short like other dwarves.

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* In the ''Film/ArtemisFowl'' film, ''Film/ArtemisFowl'', Mulch Diggums is a "giant dwarf," or ''Dwarfus Giganticus'', but wants desperately to be short like other dwarves.


* ZigZagged in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ben 10: Ultimate Alien]]'', where Ben either loving or hating his fame depends on the episode. While he manages to take his new-found fame in stride and seems to enjoy it after humanity finds out he's a superhero, he also admits that he wishes he could have his secret-identity back in "Absolute Power".

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* ''Franchise/Ben10:''
** In the [[WesternAnimation/Ben10 Original Series]] episode "Don't Drink The Water", the heroes come across the FountainOfYouth and the immortal Conquistator who has been guarding it for over 400 years. The Conquistador in question hates his immortatily because it prevents him from having a normal life, such as starting a family. [[spoiler:He is noticably relived when Ben is able to destroy the fountain as it means his immortality is gone (since you only remain immortal if you continuously drink the water) and he can now have a normal life]].
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ZigZagged in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ben 10: Ultimate Alien]]'', where Ben either loving or hating his fame depends on the episode. While he manages to take his new-found fame in stride and seems to enjoy it after humanity finds out he's a superhero, he also admits that he wishes he could have his secret-identity back in "Absolute Power".

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* Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'': EmotionlessGirl Ayano started pretending to be normal not so much because she wanted to be, but because her father (who was desperately hoping she wouldn't be a {{Yandere}} [[spoiler:like her mother]]) wanted her to be. As she got older, however, she started to resent being emotionless and was willing to do anything to feel an emotion like a normal girl for the first time. Then she met Senpai...

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* In the ''Film/ArtemisFowl'' film, Mulch Diggums is a "giant dwarf," or ''Dwarfus Giganticus'', but wants desperately to be short like other dwarves.


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* Although this has nothing to do with superpowers, many mentally ill patients (ASD, ADHD, Bipolar, etc.), believe it or not, feel exactly this way about their lives a lot of the time. It can be hard for them to hold a “normal” job, have their own home, build long-term relationships and the like.
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** Jean-Paul Beaubier, one of Harry's friends, a mutant speedster - and from the finale of the first book, [[spoiler: this world's version of the Flash]] - who makes it very clear that he prefers ''not'' to get involved in fighting (though when he does get involved, he demonstrates just how terrifying an utterly ruthless speedster can be), and in the sequel somewhat wistfully discusses this trope, wishing he was just a normal mutant or even a normal human.

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** Jean-Paul Beaubier, one of Harry's friends, a mutant speedster - and from the finale of the first book, [[spoiler: this [[spoiler:this world's version of the Flash]] - who makes it very clear that he prefers ''not'' to get involved in fighting (though when he does get involved, he demonstrates just how terrifying an utterly ruthless speedster can be), and in the sequel somewhat wistfully discusses this trope, wishing he was just a normal mutant or even a normal human.


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* Midoriya Shikinori feels this way in ''FanFic/OriginOfANonHero'', to the point that he's desperate to have his Quirk removed outright so that his father will stop expecting him to [[FollowInMyFootsteps become a Pro Hero just like both of his parents]].


* ZigZagged in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ben 10: Ultimate Alien]]'', where Ben either loving or hating his fame depends on the episode. While he manages to take his new-found fame in stride and seems to enjoy it after the Earth finds out he's a Superhero, he also admits that he wishes he could have his secret-identity back in "Absolute Power".

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* ZigZagged in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ben 10: Ultimate Alien]]'', where Ben either loving or hating his fame depends on the episode. While he manages to take his new-found fame in stride and seems to enjoy it after the Earth humanity finds out he's a Superhero, superhero, he also admits that he wishes he could have his secret-identity back in "Absolute Power".


* ZigZagged in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ben 10: Ultimate Alien]]'', where Ben either loving or hating his fame depends. While he manages to take his new-found fame in stride and seems to enjoy it after the Earth finds out he's a Superhero, he also admits that he wishes he could have his secret-identity back in "Absolute Power".

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* ZigZagged in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ben 10: Ultimate Alien]]'', where Ben either loving or hating his fame depends.depends on the episode. While he manages to take his new-found fame in stride and seems to enjoy it after the Earth finds out he's a Superhero, he also admits that he wishes he could have his secret-identity back in "Absolute Power".

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* ZigZagged in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ben 10: Ultimate Alien]]'', where Ben either loving or hating his fame depends. While he manages to take his new-found fame in stride and seems to enjoy it after the Earth finds out he's a Superhero, he also admits that he wishes he could have his secret-identity back in "Absolute Power".


* Petra in ''FanFic/{{Draknophobia}}'' never asked to be [[TheChosenOne Dragonborn]]. All she wants to do is to live her life out in peace earning coin and getting enough to get by. Events at Helgen and the Western Watchtower cause the titular phobia to which Petra runs away to Riften where Brynjolf finds her in her sorry state and convinces her to join the Thieves Guild. She becomes a skilled thief and enjoys that because she gets to be on her own and it keeps her away from anything particularly major. Fate decided otherwise when an encounter with a dragon leads to Brynjolf eventually finding out about it. Everything just spirals downwards after that.

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* Petra in ''FanFic/{{Draknophobia}}'' ''FanFic/{{Drakonophobia}}'' never asked to be [[TheChosenOne Dragonborn]]. All she wants to do is to live her life out in peace earning coin and getting enough to get by. Events at Helgen and the Western Watchtower cause the titular phobia to which Petra runs away to Riften where Brynjolf finds her in her sorry state and convinces her to join the Thieves Guild. She becomes a skilled thief and enjoys that because she gets to be on her own and it keeps her away from anything particularly major. Fate decided otherwise when an encounter with a dragon leads to Brynjolf eventually finding out about it. Everything just spirals downwards after that.

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