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"I'm the Avatar! You gotta deal with it!"

"Normal? Who wants to be normal?! If you're not a hero, you're a zero."
Ben, Ben 10

"I'm glad I chose kickin' butt as a career."

"Why? I'll tell you why! Because I'm brave! Because I crave adventure! Because I need to go where no bobcat has ever gone before! And because I'm a hero for crying out loud!"
Bubsy, Bubsy cartoon pilot

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"If there is one thing I've learned it's that when destiny calls, you answer the phone!"
Hiro, Heroes

"John Freeman who was Gordon Freeman's brother was one day in an office typing on a computer. He got an email from his brother that said that aliens and monsters were attacking his place and asked him for help so he went."

"What's your dream? To become First, is it?"
"No. To become a hero."
—Director Lazard and Zack Fair, Crisis Core

Sherlock: Seen a bit of trouble too, I bet.
John: Of course, yes. Enough for a lifetime, far too much.
Sherlock: Want to see some more?
John: Oh God yes.
Sherlock, "A Study in Pink"

"The Kool-Aid Guy tells you the timeless conflict between
the forces of the Jello (the good guys) and the Spam (the bad
guys) is beginning once again, and that only you, the legendary
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hero, can defeat the forces of the Spam. Dullard thinks this is
cool because he always wanted to be a legendary hero."
—Fritz Fraundorf, Beath of Flams

Finn: You know what time it is, buddy?
Jake: Aaaad-VENTURE TIME??
Finn: (fist bump) YEAH, MAN!

He chose us to save the world. I say we do it.

Dr Erskine: I can offer you a chance. Only a chance.
Steve Rogers: I'll take it!

Dave: You think they'll come?
Mindy: These comic book geeks have been waiting their whole lives for a call like this. They'll come.

One can persuade brave people to participate in an action by representing it as being more dangerous than it is.
Friedrich Nietzsche

"Ring, ring! Who is it? Destiny? I've been expecting your call."
Rhino, Bolt

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I wanna be a hero! [Heeeeero...]
Pokemon Advance! [I'm on my way!]
I wanna be a hero! [Heeeeero...]
Give me just one chance!
And the future will decide,
If there's a hero buried deep insiiiiiide.
I wanna be a hero!

"No one fights monsters from another world because a friend asked them [to]. The members of SEES all had their reasons. Yukari wanted to find out the truth about her father. Jumpei wanted to become a hero. Akihiko wanted to become stronger. Mitsuru wanted to solve the problem her family created."
Minato, in the fic New Beginnings

Adrien was determined.
He was going to get answers, he was going to learn what was going on.
All he knew for sure was that little "cat" Marinette had couldn't be a cat. And that there were more, and that they were involved with Marinette some how
[sic] and she was probably having some magical adventure and he wanted in on it damn it!

Davos: You should know what you're heading into.
Gendry: What do you think I've been thinking about with every swing of the hammer? [...] I've been getting ready. I never knew what for, but I've always known I'd know it when it comes.

Rachel: So let me get this straight. Suddenly we’re a bazillion miles from home and we’re about to get dragged into a serious shooting war where the good guys are outnumbered three to one?
Ax: Yes.
Rachel: Cool. What can we do to help?
Marco: Oh, even for you, Rachel, that is just sick.
Animorphs, "The Decision"

I have created a monster. A monster of enthusiasm.

And then a vast stony weight suddenly lifted off Quentin's chest. It felt like it had been there his entire life, an invisible albatross, a granite millstone holding him down, and all at once it just dropped away and disappeared without a splash. His chest expanded. He was going to bob up to the ceiling like a balloon. They were going to make him a magician, and all he had to do was sign. Jesus, what the hell was he thinking? Of course he was going to sign. This was everything he'd always wanted, the break he'd given up on years ago. It was right in front of him. He was finally on the other side, down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass. He was going to sign the papers and he was going to be a motherfucking magician. Or what the hell else was he going to do with his life?
Okay," Quentin said evenly. "All right. On one condition: I want to start now. I want to stay in that room. I don't want to go home."


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