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** Bob never tells his story because he thinks as long as he knows he can be a badass it doesn't matters. But the constant bullying of AllOfTheOtherReindeer because they do not know eventually gets to him and his thoughts are about he should have told his tale when he had the chance -- now it's just too late. WhatAnIdiot.

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** Bob never tells his story because he thinks as long as he knows he can be a badass it doesn't matters. But the constant bullying of AllOfTheOtherReindeer because they do not know eventually gets to him and his thoughts are about he should have told his tale when he had the chance -- now it's just too late. WhatAnIdiot.late, and if he had to face the same mess all over again, he is seriously unsure he will be able to gather the needed courage. WhatAnIdiot

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** Bob never tells his story because he thinks as long as he knows he can be a badass it doesn't matters. But the constant bullying of AllOfTheOtherReindeer because they do not know eventually gets to him and his thoughts are about he should have told his tale when he had the chance -- now it's just too late. WhatAnIdiot.


** Evulz pulls off a DoNotTouchTheScreen once he discovers that Bob's actions are covert because of The Powers That Be and shows the world what Bob is doing, because he believes that he will win and wants Bob to [[MakeAnExampleOfThem provide an example of what he does to his enemies.]]

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** Evulz pulls off a DoNotTouchTheScreen DoNotAdjustYourSet once he discovers that Bob's actions are covert because of The Powers That Be and shows the world what Bob is doing, because he believes that he will win and wants Bob to [[MakeAnExampleOfThem provide an example of what he does to his enemies.]]


* '''Defied''': Bob's companions realize nobody knows what he did for the people, so they head out and spread the story far and wide so Bob will be remembered.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Bob's companions realize nobody knows what he did for the people, so they head out and spread the story far and wide so Bob will be remembered.remembered.
** Evulz pulls off a DoNotTouchTheScreen once he discovers that Bob's actions are covert because of The Powers That Be and shows the world what Bob is doing, because he believes that he will win and wants Bob to [[MakeAnExampleOfThem provide an example of what he does to his enemies.]]
** Bob [[IShouldWriteABookAboutThis makes his deeds known, far and wide]]. Maybe they won't be ''believed'', but they ''will'' be '''known'''.



* '''Reconstructed''': Don't worry, his first defeat it was a secret, but his second defeat it's not, and Bob fights him again.

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* '''Reconstructed''': Don't worry, his first defeat it was became a secret, but his second defeat it's is not, and Bob fights him again.


** Bob and Emperor Evulz forget who they are after the final showdown.



* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???
Bob saves the world, but writes his story as a movie script, leading everyone to believe his mission to be a work of fiction.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???News of Bob's mission sparks a string of investigations as to whether or not the whole thing ever really took place, each conclusion disagreeing with the last one.



* '''Enforced''': The story is a historical drama, and since Bob isn't in any history books [[NecessaryWeasel his story was obviously never told]].
* '''Lampshaded''': "Yeah, guess that even tough I had a hard time saving the world, no one else will know that".

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* '''Enforced''': The story is a historical drama, and since Bob isn't in any history books books, [[NecessaryWeasel his story was obviously never told]].
* '''Lampshaded''': "Yeah, guess that even tough though I had a hard time saving the world, no one else will know that".that."



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Back to TheGreatestStoryNeverToldAnd thus concludes TheGreatestStoryNeverTold. But you probably won't remember being told about it after today.


* '''Invoked''': Bob is threatened by an OutsideContextVillain to never reveal the truth.

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* '''Invoked''': Bob is threatened by an OutsideContextVillain to never reveal the truth.


** Bob is [[{{HeroWithBadPublicity}} hated by the press and/or government]], so even though he saved the world, they will make sure that nobody else will not know about what he did.

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** Bob is [[{{HeroWithBadPublicity}} [[HeroWithBadPublicity hated by the press and/or government]], so even though he saved the world, they will make sure that nobody else will not know about what he did.



** Bob saves the world in front of a large crowd and/or being filmed by cameras, but [[{{AllPartOfTheShow}} people think this is just acting]].

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** Bob saves the world in front of a large crowd and/or being filmed by cameras, but [[{{AllPartOfTheShow}} [[AllPartOfTheShow people think this is just acting]].



** Bob [[{{UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom}} dooms the world with a great menace]], and no one else knows it.

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** Bob [[{{UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom}} [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom dooms the world with a great menace]], and no one else knows it.


** Bob is [[{{HeroWithBadPublicity}} hated by the press and/or government]], so even tough he saved the world, they will make sure that nobody else will not know about what he did.

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** Bob is [[{{HeroWithBadPublicity}} hated by the press and/or government]], so even tough though he saved the world, they will make sure that nobody else will not know about what he did.


* '''Exploited''': "Since no one knows I saved the world, I can go back to my perfectly normal life that I love".

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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"Since no one knows I saved the world, I can go back to [[IJustWantToBeNormal my perfectly normal life that I love".love]]".

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** On a darker note, since no one knows Bob is a hero, on his second attempt Emperor Evulz simply [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim has a mook gun Bob down in the street]]. Everyone assumes it's just a random murder, and Emperor Evulz is able to repeat the same plan as before in total secrecy.


* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???Bob is threatened by an OutsideContextVillain to never reveal the truth.


* '''Double Subverted''': ???

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* '''Double Subverted''': ???Those people who do know the story die, and so nobody knows about it.



* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???The story is a historical drama, and since Bob isn't in any history books [[NecessaryWeasel his story was obviously never told]].



* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???Bob's companions realize nobody knows what he did for the people, so they head out and spread the story far and wide so Bob will be remembered.


* '''Exaggerated''': Also, thanks to LaserGuidedAmnesia, even Bob and/or Emperor Evulz forget what happened.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Also, thanks to LaserGuidedAmnesia, even Bob and/or Emperor Evulz forget what happened.



** A [[{{Masquerade}} Masquerade]] is on and Bob is supposed to maintain it, so he decides to never tell this story to nobody.

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** A [[{{Masquerade}} Masquerade]] {{Masquerade}} is on and Bob is supposed to maintain it, so he decides to never tell this story to nobody.



* '''Double Subverted''': ??
* '''Parodied''': ??
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Making this story a secret was a terrible idea, because when Emperor Evulz is back, the world's authorities have a hard time defeating him but they could defeat him easier if the events of his first defeat were known.
** Also, since Bob forgets what happened, he thinks he is normal and doesn't go back to fight him again.
* '''Reconstructed''': Don't worry, his first defeat it was a secret, but his second defeat it's not, and Bob fights him again.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ??

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* '''Double Subverted''': ??
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* '''Parodied''': ??
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Making this story a secret was a terrible idea, because when Emperor Evulz is back, the world's authorities have a hard time defeating him but they could defeat him easier if the events of his first defeat were known.
** Also, since Bob forgets what happened, he thinks he is normal and doesn't go back to fight him again.
* '''Reconstructed''': Don't worry, his first defeat it was a secret, but his second defeat it's not, and Bob fights him again.
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ?????



* '''Enforced''': ??
* '''Implied''': After Bob saves the world, the story ends, and there are no clues that the events become known by everyone or not, but looks like they weren't.

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* '''Enforced''': ??
* '''Implied''': After Bob saves the world, the story ends, and there are no clues that the events become known by everyone or not, but looks like they weren't.
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* '''Invoked''': ??

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* '''Invoked''': ?????



* '''Defied''': ??
* '''Discussed''': ??
* '''Conversed''': ??
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob wanted so much to be a famous and respected hero, but since no one knows of his adventure, he goes back to be a [[LoserProtagonist loser]] that everyone picks on.

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* '''Defied''': ??
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* '''Discussed''': ??
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* '''Conversed''': ??
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* '''Implied''': After Bob saves the world, the story ends, and there are no clues that the events become known by everyone or not, but looks like they weren't.
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Making this story a secret was a terrible idea, because when Emperor Evulz is back, the world's authorities have a hard time defeating him but they could defeat him easier if the events of his first defeat were known.
** Also, since Bob forgets what happened, he thinks he is normal and doesn't go back to fight him again.
* '''Reconstructed''': Don't worry, his first defeat it was a secret, but his second defeat it's not, and Bob fights him again.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob wanted so much to be a famous and respected hero, but since no one knows of his adventure, he goes back to be a [[LoserProtagonist loser]] {{loser|Protagonist}} that everyone picks on.



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ??



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** Bob saves the world and anybody else that live in this world will know that, but in the rest of the universe or in another worlds, Bob will be recognized as a true hero.

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** Bob saves the world and anybody else that live in this world will not know that, but in the rest of the universe or in another worlds, Bob will be recognized as a true hero.


** A Masquerade is on and Bob is supposed to maintain it, so he decides to never tell this story to nobody.

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** A Masquerade [[{{Masquerade}} Masquerade]] is on and Bob is supposed to maintain it, so he decides to never tell this story to nobody.

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