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Does this trope cover the story arc where the hero hears stories of a fantastic person who does what he does, but with incredible proficiency (it need not be a positive or useful trait, e.g. a lazy person hears legends of a formidable lethargic person who even spoke wisecracks to kings while trying to get them to stop disturbing their sleep Diogenes and Alexander the Great come to mind), only to find out the legends were actually about him, perhaps amplified and distorted through hearsay and Chinese whispers, aided by some [[TheKillerInMe amnesia]])?
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Does this trope cover the story arc where the hero hears stories of a fantastic person who does what he does, but with incredible proficiency (it need not be a positive or useful trait, e.g. a lazy person hears legends of a formidable lethargic person who even spoke wisecracks to kings while trying to get them to stop disturbing their sleep [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes_and_Alexander Diogenes and Alexander the Great]] come to mind), only to find out the legends were actually about him, perhaps amplified and distorted through hearsay and Chinese whispers, aided by some [[TheKillerInMe amnesia]])?
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