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* Many of the arcs of ''Comicbook/AstroCity''.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'' is the early days of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse from the POV of a muggle newspaper reporter.
** Its sequel, ''Eye of the Camera'', is much the same way.
** The four-issue mini-series ''Code of Honor'' also provides us with the New York City Police Department's perspective, showing us how all the wild anomalous events of Marvel's universe affect its everyday citizens and their institutions through the eyes of the lowly police officer Jeffrey Piper.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'' is the early days of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse from the POV of a muggle newspaper reporter. \n** Its sequel, ''Eye of the Camera'', is much the same way.
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way. The four-issue mini-series ''Code of Honor'' also provides us with the New York City Police Department's perspective, showing us how all the wild anomalous events of Marvel's universe affect its everyday citizens and their institutions through the eyes of the lowly police officer Jeffrey Piper.



* ''Science Police'', the SpacePolice organisation from ''Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''.

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* ''Series/TheMandalorian'' takes place in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe but completely outside of the Skywalker Saga ethos. Instead it focuses on the titular bounty hunter trying to make ends meet in the Outer Rim during the period between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order.

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* ''Series/TheMandalorian'' takes place in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe but completely outside of the Skywalker Saga ethos. Instead it focuses on the titular bounty hunter trying to make ends meet in the Outer Rim during five years after the period between Galactic Civil War ended. The main character knows nothing about Jedi or the fall of Force, being more preoccupied with the Empire and depressed economy due the rise of the First Order.Imperial credits losing all value.

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* ''Series/TheMandalorian'' takes place in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe but completely outside of the Skywalker Saga ethos. Instead it focuses on the titular bounty hunter trying to make ends meet in the Outer Rim during the period between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order.


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* The podcasts on ''Violent Life'', all set in the {{TabletopGame/Shadowrun}} universe, seem to like playing with this concept, focusing more on the non-Shadowrunning side of life.
** ''Redmond Born'' starts as this, with the protagonist being an anonymous denizen of the [[TheCityNarrows Redmond Barrens]] just trying to get by. [[spoiler:Ultimately averted when her eyes get forcibly replaced with [[ElectronicEyes Deltaware]] and she realizes she's had a free spirit tagging along with her since childhood.]]
** ''Tales from the Stuffer Shack'' plays this completely straight. It's an actual-play Shadowrun podcast, but the players are a pair of employees at a Stuffer Shack in the [[TheCityNarrows Barrens]]. Not that this stops catastrophic things from happening to them anyway.



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* ''VideoGame/YouAreNotTheHero'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the title suggests]] you are not the hero of this world. You play as a random woman in a village. The game [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the KleptomaniacHero as the games plot revolves around trying to get your necklace back from the hero who took it from your dresser.
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* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' has a much more mundane example with it's spin-off "We Want to Talk About Kaguya'', which focuses on two {{Recurring Extra}}s from the Mass Media Club and their misinformed interpretations of Kaguya and Shirogane's BattleOfWits.


* The protagonists of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' have access to technology quite a bit beyond what ordinary organizations have access to, and a lot of the stuff they deal with are people getting or having access to technology beyond what they should have, but there are still no superpowers in the team. [[spoiler:That is, until Skye is revealed to be an Inhuman, and even then she still mostly FightsLikeANormal]]

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* The protagonists of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' have access to technology quite a bit beyond what ordinary organizations have access to, and a lot of the stuff they deal with are people getting or having access to technology beyond what they should have, but there are still no superpowers in the team. [[spoiler:That is, until Skye is revealed to be an Inhuman, and even then she still mostly FightsLikeANormal]]

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* Starting with season three, ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' qualifies, introducing a plethora of powered individuals while Batman isn't yet Batman. Without the technology Batman uses to counter them, it's all up to James Gordon, the BadassNormal police force, and occasionally kid Bruce Wayne to save the day.

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* While ''Anime/KadoTheRightAnswer'' focused on the large scale interactions with Yaha-kui [=ZaShuina=] and his gifts to mankind, the spinoff manga about two highschool students shows the audience a glimpse of how commonfolk reacted to the events of the story.

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* The ''Anime/ReCreators'' spinoff ''Re:CREATORS One More'' focuses on a CosplayOtakuGirl who is absolutely stoked that her town is starting to get overrun with fictional characters, and ends up catching glimpses of the main series' plot along the way.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/user/kokarorloli Karl the Deranged]]'s series "Chaos Descends" occurs in the same universe as ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', and focuses around a handful of ordinary human [[ReligionOfEvil chaos worshippers]] living on a backwater desert planet.

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* ''Dental Repair'' in ''WebOriginal/CapesAndCowls'' is the story of a dental hygienist in a world full of vigilante superheroes.


* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Mata Nui On-Line Game'' and the following web episodes, as well as ''MNOG II'' followed the adventures of the normal islanders while the comics kept tabs on the heroes. Occasionally, the two story threads still crossed paths, like when the 2001 movie and video game got canceled, and ''MNOG'' had to tie up the main plot along with its own.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Mata Nui On-Line Game'' and the following web episodes, as well as ''MNOG II'' followed the adventures of the normal islanders while the comics kept tabs on the heroes. Occasionally, the two story threads still crossed paths, like when the 2001 movie and video game got canceled, and ''MNOG'' had to tie up the main plot along with its own.


* The ''Series/{{Doctor Who}}'' novel ''Who Killed Kennedy'' tells from a journalist's viewpoint the Third Doctor's adventures with UNIT.[[/folder]]

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* The protagonists of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' have access to technology quite a bit beyond what ordinary organizations have access to, and a lot of the stuff they deal with are people getting or having access to technology beyond what they should have, but there are still no superpowers in the team. [[spoiler:That is, until Skye is revealed to be an Inhuman, and even then she still mostly FightsLikeANormal]]


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* The protagonists of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' have access to technology quite a bit beyond what ordinary organizations have access to, and a lot of the stuff they deal with are people getting or having access to technology beyond what they should have, but there are still no superpowers in the team. [[spoiler:That is, until Skye is revealed to be an Inhuman, and even then she still mostly FightsLikeANormal]]
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