It's the time of year when heroes emerge.

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When the spotlight shines brightest ...

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... character is revealed.

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Dreams take wing ...

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... or come crashing to an end.

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Some simply fall along the way ...

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... and the best desperately want it back.

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After all, only the king may don the crown.

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