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11th Jan '16 3:29:47 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheLifeOfOharu''--''Jesus Christ''. Your boyfriend is executed? That's bad. Exiled from the imperial household? Bad. Sold as a glorified Sex Slave to a lord? Bad. Left to work as a high-class hooker after being separated from your son? Bad. Get married, only for your husband to be murdered? Pretty bad. Left to work as a low-class hooker? Pretty darn bad. Left as a homeless beggar when you're too old and unattractive for hooking? Wow, that is super bad.
17th Dec '15 3:52:44 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Luke has just been cornered by Darth Vader after having been stalked for some time, then he gets his arm severed painfully. Just to really kick him while he's down, the terrifying Sith lord in black then [[WhamLine reveals]] that [[LukeIAmYourFather he is Luke's father]], and tries to [[WeCanRuleTogether persuade his poor son to join him]].
17th Dec '15 3:49:35 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Luke has just been cornered by Darth Vader after having been stalked for some time, then he gets his arm severed painfully. Just to really kick him while he's down, the terrifying Sith lord in black then reveals that [[LukeIAmYourFather he is Luke's father]], and tries to [[WeCanRuleTogether persuade his poor son to join him]].
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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Luke has just been cornered by Darth Vader after having been stalked for some time, then he gets his arm severed painfully. Just to really kick him while he's down, the terrifying Sith lord in black then reveals [[WhamLine reveals]] that [[LukeIAmYourFather he is Luke's father]], and tries to [[WeCanRuleTogether persuade his poor son to join him]].
17th Dec '15 3:49:11 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': Luke has just been cornered by Darth Vader after having been stalked for some time, then he gets his arm severed painfully. Just to really kick him while he's down, the terrifying Sith lord in black then reveals that [[LukeIAmYourFather he is Luke's father]], and tries to [[WeCanRuleTogether persuade his poor son to join him]].
24th Sep '15 5:10:03 AM StarTropes
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* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'': Bad enough that the heroes find themselves trapped in the detention area with stormtroopers crowding through ''the only exit'' and have to resort to throwing themselves in to the garbage compactor, but then a horrible sewer monster starts swimming around them.
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* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'': ''Franchise/StarWars'': ** ''Film/ANewHope'': Bad enough that the heroes find themselves trapped in the detention area with stormtroopers crowding through ''the only exit'' and have to resort to throwing themselves in to the garbage compactor, but then a horrible sewer monster starts swimming around them.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'': Bad enough that ** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': The rebels have launched their attack on the heroes find themselves trapped in half-finished and defenseless Death Star...except the detention area with stormtroopers crowding through ''the DeflectorShields are still up. Not only exit'' that, but the Imperial Navy is lying in wait, pinning down the rebel fleet and have to resort to throwing themselves in to keeping them from a HyperspeedEscape. How can this get worse? --> '''Palpatine:''' Now witness the garbage compactor, but then [[WaveMotionGun firepower]] of this ''fully-armed and operational battle station''! Fire at will, Commander!\\ ''(The Death Star fires, and a horrible sewer monster starts swimming around them.rebel ship goes boom.)''\\ '''Lando:''' That blast came from the Death Star! ''[[OhCrap That thing's operational!]]''
2nd Sep '15 2:23:21 PM Abodos
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* At the beginning of ''Film/NinetyNineRiverStreet'', Ernie is having merely a generic crummy day due to his wife's berating and his longing for his boxing days. Then he sees Pauline kissing Victor. Then Linda and the theater guys play their prank on him. Then he punches the theater guys out of anger, incurring assault charges. Then he finds Pauline's body dumped in the back of his cab.
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* At the beginning of ''Film/NinetyNineRiverStreet'', Ernie is having merely a generic crummy day due to his wife's berating and his longing for his boxing days. Then he sees Pauline kissing Victor. Then Linda and the theater guys play their prank on him. Then he punches the theater guys out of anger, incurring assault charges. Then ''Then'' he finds Pauline's body dumped in the back of his cab.
2nd Sep '15 2:22:40 PM Abodos
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* At the beginning of ''Film/NinetyNineRiverStreet'', Ernie is having merely a generic crummy day due to his wife's berating and his longing for his boxing days. Then he sees Pauline kissing Victor. Then Linda and the theater guys play their prank on him. Then he punches the theater guys out of anger, incurring assault charges. Then he finds Pauline's body dumped in the back of his cab.
20th Jun '15 11:11:58 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Bill Foster:''' I've passed the point of no return. Do you know what that is, Beth? That's the point in a journey where it's longer to go back to the beginning. It's like [[ApolloThirteen when those astronauts got in trouble]]. I don't know, somebody messed up, and they had to get them back to Earth. But they had passed the point of no return. They were on the other side of the moon and were out of contact for like hours. Everybody waited to see if a bunch of dead guys in a can would pop out the other side. Well, that's me. I'm on the other side of the moon now and everybody is going to have to wait until I pop out.
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-->'''Bill Foster:''' I've passed the point of no return. Do you know what that is, Beth? That's the point in a journey where it's longer to go back to the beginning. It's like [[ApolloThirteen when those astronauts got in trouble]].trouble. I don't know, somebody messed up, and they had to get them back to Earth. But they had passed the point of no return. They were on the other side of the moon and were out of contact for like hours. Everybody waited to see if a bunch of dead guys in a can would pop out the other side. Well, that's me. I'm on the other side of the moon now and everybody is going to have to wait until I pop out.
7th Aug '14 10:31:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheButterflyEffect'' takes this trope and runs away with it. ** In fact, the main character is ''responsible'' for the worsening situation, by his attempts to make things better. The message of the film, more or less, is "Make your peace with 'imperfect,' because trying to make everything perfect will screw it up unbelievably." ** There's an alternate ending that seems to suggest a message of "The mere presence of certain people just messes everything up."
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* ''TheButterflyEffect'' ''Film/TheButterflyEffect'' takes this trope and runs away with it. ** In fact, the it. The main character is ''responsible'' for the worsening situation, by his attempts to make things better. The message of the film, more or less, is "Make your peace with 'imperfect,' because trying to make everything perfect will screw it up unbelievably." ** " There's an alternate ending that seems to suggest a message of "The mere presence of certain people just messes everything up."

* "FromBadToWorse" is a fairly good summary of the second half of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. [[HopeSpot The Joker and all the gangsters are in custody, the city is safe,]] [[spoiler:Gordon is alive and the new commissioner]]...then it's revealed that [[spoiler:The Joker's gang took Harvey and Rachel and strapped them to bombs. Batman goes after Rachel and the police after Harvey, but Joker switched the addresses, so Batman saves Harvey, with serious injuries, while the police are too late for Rachel. Meanwhile, [[ActionBomb one of the Joker's men has been fitted with a bomb]] that destroys the police station, allowing everyone else, including the Joker, to escape. Then Batman's SecretIdentity is compromised until the Joker puts out a general hit on the blackmailer with the consideration of blowing up Gotham General...which he ''does'', right after giving Harvey a BreakingSpeech that turns him into the AxCrazy villain [[ForegoneConclusion we know and love]] and sends him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Then he threatens the ''whole city'', with an implied threat to destroy the bridges and tunnels out - naturally, him being the Joker, this is just a ruse to get everyone on the ferries for a "[[SadisticChoice social experiment]]."]] Only ''then'' does the film present a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming glimmer of hope]].
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* "FromBadToWorse" ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'': ** "From Bad to Worse" is a fairly good summary of the second half of ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. [[HopeSpot The Joker and all the gangsters are in custody, the city is safe,]] [[spoiler:Gordon is alive and the new commissioner]]...then it's revealed that [[spoiler:The Joker's gang took Harvey and Rachel and strapped them to bombs. Batman goes after Rachel and the police after Harvey, but Joker switched the addresses, so Batman saves Harvey, with serious injuries, while the police are too late for Rachel. Meanwhile, [[ActionBomb one of the Joker's men has been fitted with a bomb]] that destroys the police station, allowing everyone else, including the Joker, to escape. Then Batman's SecretIdentity is compromised until the Joker puts out a general hit on the blackmailer with the consideration of blowing up Gotham General...which he ''does'', right after giving Harvey a BreakingSpeech that turns him into the AxCrazy villain [[ForegoneConclusion we know and love]] and sends him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Then he threatens the ''whole city'', with an implied threat to destroy the bridges and tunnels out - naturally, him being the Joker, this is just a ruse to get everyone on the ferries for a "[[SadisticChoice social experiment]]."]] Only ''then'' does the film present a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming glimmer of hope]].
18th Feb '14 5:48:12 PM Aiguille
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* The feature film version of Shane Acker's award-winning short film ''Film/{{Nine}}'' does this twice.
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