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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'''s main protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in books, campfire stories and from fellow bounty hunters in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2''. He appears to be ''the'' legend of the west.

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'''s main protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in books, campfire stories and from fellow bounty hunters in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2''. He appears to be ''the'' legend Some of the west.characters look up to him as a folk hero.


* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in campfire stories and from fellow bounty hunters. He appears to be a folk hero by the turn of the century.

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'''s main protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in books, campfire stories and from fellow bounty hunters in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in campfire stories and from fellow bounty hunters. ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2''. He appears to be a folk hero by the turn ''the'' legend of the century.west.

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** Dr. K and her Ranger Operators from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' have become major historical figures by the time of ''Series/PowerRangersBeastMorphers''. In particular, Dr. K's work with merging animal DNA with Morph-X forms the basis for much of Grid Battleforce's technology.


* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in campfire stories and from fellow bounty hunters. Due to R* confirming that ''Revolver'' and ''Redemption'' do not take place in the same universe, it's unknown if Harlow is a real person who's adventures were exaggerated by word of mouth and dime novels or a fictional folk hero.

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in campfire stories and from fellow bounty hunters. Due He appears to R* confirming that ''Revolver'' and ''Redemption'' do not take place in the same universe, it's unknown if Harlow is be a real person who's adventures were exaggerated by word of mouth and dime novels or a fictional folk hero.hero by the turn of the century.

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* ''Fanfic/ArrowRebirth'': [[spoiler:Oliver Queen solidifies himself as a LivingLegend and folk hero in the public conscious after defeating Malcolm Merlyn and bringing down "the greatest conspiracy of the modern age" in the first story, ''The Rise of the Emerald Archer''. By the time of the second story, ''The Age of Heroes'', ''everyone'' knows who he is]].


** In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', and its remakes, you're just an eleven-year-old rookie trainer. By the end of the game you've beaten every gym leader, singlehandedly brought down a mafia, and become champion of the Indigo league. By the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver sequels]] you are now held with high regard as the boy who brought down Team Rocket and the strongest Pokémon trainer in the world.

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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', and its remakes, you're just an eleven-year-old rookie trainer. By the end of the game you've beaten every gym leader, singlehandedly brought down a mafia, and become champion of the Indigo league.Pokémon League. By the [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver sequels]] you are now held with high regard as the boy who brought down Team Rocket and the strongest Pokémon trainer in the world.


* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in campfire stories and from fellow bounty hunters. Due to R* confirming that ''Revolver'' and ''Redemption'' do not take place in the same universe, it's unknown if Harlow is a real person who's adventures were exaggerated by word of mouth and dime novels or a local, fictional urban legend.

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in campfire stories and from fellow bounty hunters. Due to R* confirming that ''Revolver'' and ''Redemption'' do not take place in the same universe, it's unknown if Harlow is a real person who's adventures were exaggerated by word of mouth and dime novels or a local, fictional urban legend.folk hero.


* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': Red Dead Revolver protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in campfires and from fellow bounty hunters. Due to R* confirming that ''Revolver'' and ''Redemption'' do not take place in the same universe, it's unknown if Harlow is a real person who's adventures were exaggerated by word of mouth and dime novels or a local fictional urban myth.

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': Red Dead Revolver ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in campfires campfire stories and from fellow bounty hunters. Due to R* confirming that ''Revolver'' and ''Redemption'' do not take place in the same universe, it's unknown if Harlow is a real person who's adventures were exaggerated by word of mouth and dime novels or a local local, fictional urban myth.legend.

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' & ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': Red Dead Revolver protagonist, Red Harlow, is often mentioned in campfires and from fellow bounty hunters. Due to R* confirming that ''Revolver'' and ''Redemption'' do not take place in the same universe, it's unknown if Harlow is a real person who's adventures were exaggerated by word of mouth and dime novels or a local fictional urban myth.

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* Jane Kelly from ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'', who was just nothing more than a MauveShirt who first fired the shots for humanity's liberation and [[AnyoneCanDie can possibly die just like anyone else]], ends up becoming the director for the XCOM Reclamation Agency in ''VideoGame/XCOMChimeraSquad''.


* In ''Anime/GundamBuildDiversReRise'', the heroes of ''Anime/GundamBuildDivers'', Force Build Divers, is seen as a legendary group due to the events at the end of the original series. However, not everyone sees them as this.

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* In ''Anime/GundamBuildDiversReRise'', the heroes of ''Anime/GundamBuildDivers'', Force Build Divers, is seen as a legendary group due to the events at the end of the original series. However, not everyone sees them as this. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:the only reason they're known on the planet Eldora was because of Freddie watching their fights through the temple ruins and has absolutely no idea that the shut-in, the stoic girl, the loud-mouthed braggart and the young newbie ''aren't them''.]]


* Travis Touchdown of ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' becomes this in ''[[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle Desperate Struggle]]'' after becoming the #1 assassin and walking away from that title. Other assassins refer to him as "The Crownless King" and some have based their weapons on the beam katanas Travis uses. It's noted that the reason there are 50 ranks to go through rather than just 10 as in the first game is because Travis' exploits inspired so many more people to join the UAA.

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* Travis Touchdown of ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' becomes this in ''[[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle Desperate Struggle]]'' after becoming the #1 assassin and walking away from that title. Other assassins refer to him as "The Crownless King" and some have based their weapons on the beam katanas Travis uses. It's noted that the reason there are 50 ranks to go through rather than just 10 as in the first game is because Travis' exploits inspired so many more people to join the UAA. By the time of Travis Strikes Again, he's gone into hiding after he became disillusioned with his fame and most of the game consists of him questioning who he even was before he became the 'No More Hero.'


** ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'':
*** Going through the series, you see Hari Seldon transform from an IgnoredExpert to a legendary figure. The prequel novels reveal that young Seldon was a low-level mathematician from a backwater world whose presentation about the ''theoretical possibility'' of psychohistory attracted the attention of TheEmperor (in fact, the whole thing was masterminded by [[spoiler:a RidiculouslyHumanRobot]], who inspired Seldon to continue his work and turn it from theory into practice).
*** "Literature/TheTraders": Mayor Salvor Hardin, from the events of "Literature/TheEncyclopedists" and "Literature/TheMayors", is well-known enough, [[DistantSequel fifty years later]], that a new epigram has been attributed to him, "Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right!"

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** ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'':
''Literature/FoundationSeries'': Because each story tends to be placed [[DashedPlotLine decades to centuries apart]], the MainCharacters in one story may or may not end up being important {{Posthumous Character}}s in the following stories.
*** Going through the series, you see Hari Seldon transform from an IgnoredExpert Seldon, who first appears in "Literature/ThePsychohistorians", was famous for being the one who sponsored the Foundation (and becomes even more famous for his [[PosthumousCharacter recorded statements]] that [[AllAccordingToPlan all is going to a legendary figure. his psychohistorical Plan]]). At the beginning of "Literature/TheMule", [[NumberedHomeworld Haven II]] is [[FictionalHoliday celebrating his birthday]]. The prequel {{Prequel}} novels reveal that young Seldon was a low-level mathematician from a backwater world whose presentation about take place when he is still alive, and establish additional adventures, while the ''theoretical possibility'' of psychohistory attracted ''[[EncyclopediaExposita Encyclopedia Galactica]]'' entries show how these adventures are seen one thousand years in the attention of TheEmperor (in fact, the whole thing was masterminded by [[spoiler:a RidiculouslyHumanRobot]], who inspired Seldon to continue his work and turn it from theory into practice).
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*** "Literature/TheTraders": Mayor Salvor Hardin, who first appears in "Literature/TheEncyclopedists", becomes famous for being the first Mayor of Terminus and creating a [[ScamReligion pseudo-religious culture]] that forms the initial basis of their relationship with the Four Kingdoms.
*** Hober Mallow, first appearing in "Literature/TheMerchantPrinces", becomes famous for transforming the society of Foundation
from [[ScamReligion pseudo-religious claptrap]] to [[IntrepidMerchant merchant explorers spreading the events of "Literature/TheEncyclopedists" technology and "Literature/TheMayors", culture of the Foundation]].
*** Due to CanonWelding, both R. Daneel Olivaw and Detective Elijah Baley, who first appeared in ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'', are dimly remembered as cultural myths, and those myths appear in ''Literature/FoundationAndEarth'' and in ''Literature/PreludeToFoundation''. [[spoiler:Olivaw
is well-known enough, [[DistantSequel fifty years later]], that actually still around in both books, despite being [[TheAgeless over a new epigram has been attributed to him, "Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right!"dozen millennia old]].]]



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Parodied in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'': during the events of ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' (some books back), Rincewind the Wizzard managed to defeat the Sourcerer and close the rift to the [[EldritchLocation Dungeon Dimensions]], and the surviving wizards considered building a statue to remember him. In ''Eric'' [[UngratefulBastard it turns out that they then decided it should be a plaque, and then a commendation in the university's history, and then a reprimand for being improperly dressed]] (he defeated the Sourcerer using a half-brick in one of his socks). In fact, they try to avoid even mentioning him, and are very cool towards the idea of bringing him back, because he's just a terrible wizard, and not (for example) [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial in case he (mistakenly) thought he saw them on the Sourcerer's side]].
** Played straight, though for some {{Late Arrival Spoiler}}s, Sam Vimes and Captain Carrot become WORLD RENOWNED for being the straightest coppers ever. Sam arresting his own Patrician, beating up Werewolves, and Carrot stopping a warbattle by arresting everybody and having once tried to arrest a DRAGON spread around the Disc quickly. Vimes as an ambassador beats up a couple of thugs and guesses (justified) the rumour will grow that he beat up 41 armed men and a dog. He's ''spot on''. In other cities, even ones who haven't heard of him personally, coppers trained by him are known as "Sammies."
** In her first appearance in ''Discworld/EqualRites'', Granny Weatherwax is a cunning witch, but not portrayed as anything out of the ordinary - though her duel with Archchancellor Cutangle, which ended as a draw (albeit one where Cutangle's inner monologue uneasily notes that if it had gone on much longer, she'd have beaten him) is an indication of just how powerful she really is. A few books later and she is the most respected and feared person in the entire Ramtops, and entire cultures have nicknames for her which basically translate to "Avoid at all costs".

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
''{{Literature/Discworld}}'':
** Parodied in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'': during ''{{Literature/Eric}}'': During the events of ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' ''{{Literature/Sourcery}}'' (some books back), Rincewind the Wizzard managed to defeat the Sourcerer and close the rift to the [[EldritchLocation Dungeon Dimensions]], and the surviving wizards considered building a statue to remember him. In ''Eric'' ''Eric'', [[UngratefulBastard it turns out that they then decided it should be a plaque, and then a commendation in the university's history, and then a reprimand for being improperly dressed]] (he defeated the Sourcerer using a half-brick in one of his socks). In fact, they try to avoid even mentioning him, and are very cool towards the idea of bringing him back, because he's just a terrible wizard, and not (for example) [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial in case he (mistakenly) thought he saw them on the Sourcerer's side]].
** Played straight, though for some {{Late Arrival Spoiler}}s, Sam Vimes and Captain Carrot become WORLD RENOWNED for being the straightest coppers ever. Sam arresting his own Patrician, beating up Werewolves, and Carrot stopping a warbattle battle by arresting everybody and having once tried to arrest a DRAGON spread around the Disc quickly. Vimes as an ambassador beats up a couple of thugs and guesses (justified) the rumour will grow that he beat up 41 armed men and a dog. He's ''spot on''. In other cities, even ones who haven't heard of him personally, coppers trained by him are known as "Sammies."
** In her first appearance in ''Discworld/EqualRites'', ''Literature/EqualRites'', Granny Weatherwax is a cunning witch, but not portrayed as anything out of the ordinary - though her duel with Archchancellor Cutangle, which ended as a draw (albeit one where Cutangle's inner monologue uneasily notes that if it had gone on much longer, she'd have beaten him) is an indication of just how powerful she really is. A few books later and she is the most respected and feared person in the entire Ramtops, and entire cultures have nicknames for her which basically translate to "Avoid at all costs".


* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'': By the time of ''VideoGame/ShinSakuraWars'', Sakura Shinguji has become a legendary top star in the Imperial Combat Revue, to the point where new character Sakura Amamiya tries to emulate her style.

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* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'': By the time of ''VideoGame/ShinSakuraWars'', ''VideoGame/SakuraWars2019'', Sakura Shinguji has become a legendary top star in the Imperial Combat Revue, to the point where new character Sakura Amamiya tries to emulate her style.


* By 2017 in the ''Manga/DeathNoteSpecialChapter'', Light Yagami went down in the history books as one of the worst terrorists in modern history. There are still fringe groups that worship him as a god like in the old days, however.

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* By 2017 in the ''Manga/DeathNoteSpecialChapter'', Light Yagami went down in the history books as one of the worst terrorists in modern history. There are still fringe groups that worship him as a god like in the old days, however.

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