History HopeSpot / AnimeAndManga

26th Mar '18 1:24:49 PM dartblaze
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''LightNovel/FateZero'' provides the page image. It's in this scene that we're introduced to Caster, a legendary figure accidentally summoned by Ryunosuke Uryuu, a depraved serial killer. To Uryuu's displeasure, Caster speaks kindly to the child whose family was murdered for the summoning ritual, telling the boy that he's free to go. The boy gets to the door...and is then grabbed and brutally ripped to pieces by ethereal tentacles. Caster then reveals that he ''wanted'' the boy to experience a hope spot, as it makes the realization of their death even more satisfying.
29th Jan '18 9:45:40 PM KHfreak813
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'': Towards the end of Aoi's and Spectre's duel in Episode #34, [[HopeSpot Spectre made Aoi believe that she was about to win and was about to save him.]] However, it was only a façade as Spectre's ''Sunbloom Doom'' made him nowhere near losing. [[BreakThemByTalking He even mocked her, calling her a pathetic girl who couldn't become a Blue Angel and claiming he was the Blue Angel who defeated the villain—her]]. He then [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown tore up the copy of the ''Blue Angel'' book he materialized and burned the shreds]]. The story meant the world to Aoi and gave her comfort after her parents died about ten years before the start of the series. To see it be so carelessly destroyed, in addition to [[BreaktheCutie her being so cruelly manipulated and mocked just moments ago]], [[DespairEventHorizon destroyed her]]. [[spoiler:Seeing as the Tower of Hanoi would absorb those who lose duels in ''Link VRAINS'' and leave their real bodies in a comatose state with little hope of waking up, [[{{Sadist}} Spectre]] [[MindRape essentially tortured her mentally]] before [[MoralEventHorizon murdering]] her in cold blood.]]

to:

* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'': Towards the end of Aoi's and Spectre's duel in Episode #34, [[HopeSpot Spectre made Aoi believe that she was about to win and was about to save him.]] him]]. However, it was only a façade as Spectre's ''Sunbloom Doom'' made him nowhere near losing. [[BreakThemByTalking He even mocked her, calling her a pathetic girl who couldn't become a Blue Angel and claiming he was the Blue Angel who defeated the villain—her]]. He then [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown tore up the copy of the ''Blue Angel'' book he materialized and burned the shreds]]. The story meant the world to Aoi and gave her comfort after her parents died about ten years before the start of the series. To see it be so carelessly destroyed, in addition to [[BreaktheCutie her being so cruelly manipulated and mocked just moments ago]], [[DespairEventHorizon destroyed her]]. [[spoiler:Seeing as the Tower of Hanoi would absorb those who lose duels in ''Link VRAINS'' and leave their real bodies in a comatose state with little hope of waking up, [[{{Sadist}} Spectre]] [[MindRape essentially tortured her mentally]] before [[MoralEventHorizon murdering]] her in cold blood.]]
29th Jan '18 8:01:17 PM KHfreak813
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'': Towards the end of Aoi's and Spectre's duel in Episode #34, [[HopeSpot Spectre made Aoi believe that she was about to win and was about to save him.]] However, it was only a façade as Spectre's ''Sunbloom Doom'' made him nowhere near losing. [[BreakThemByTalking He even mocked her, calling her a pathetic girl who couldn't become a Blue Angel and claiming he was the Blue Angel who defeated the villain—her]]. He then [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown tore up the copy of the ''Blue Angel'' book he materialized and burned the shreds]]. The story meant the world to Aoi and gave her comfort after her parents died about ten years before the start of the series. To see it be so carelessly destroyed, in addition to [[BreaktheCutie her being so cruelly manipulated and mocked just moments ago]], [[DespairEventHorizon destroyed her]]. [[spoiler:Seeing as the Tower of Hanoi would absorb those who lose duels in ''Link VRAINS'' and leave their real bodies in a comatose state with little hope of waking up, [[{{Sadist}} Spectre]] [[MindRape essentially tortured her mentally]] before [[MoralEventHorizon murdering]] her in cold blood.]]

to:

* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'': Towards the end of Aoi's and Spectre's duel in Episode #34, [[HopeSpot Spectre made Aoi believe that she was about to win and was about to save him.]] However, it was only a façade as Spectre's ''Sunbloom Doom'' made him nowhere near losing. [[BreakThemByTalking He even mocked her, calling her a pathetic girl who couldn't become a Blue Angel and claiming he was the Blue Angel who defeated the villain—her]]. He then [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown tore up the copy of the ''Blue Angel'' book he materialized and burned the shreds]]. The story meant the world to Aoi and gave her comfort after her parents died about ten years before the start of the series. To see it be so carelessly destroyed, in addition to [[BreaktheCutie her being so cruelly manipulated and mocked just moments ago]], [[DespairEventHorizon destroyed her]]. [[spoiler:Seeing as the Tower of Hanoi would absorb those who lose duels in ''Link VRAINS'' and leave their real bodies in a comatose state with little hope of waking up, [[{{Sadist}} Spectre]] [[MindRape essentially tortured her mentally]] before [[MoralEventHorizon murdering]] her in cold blood.]]
29th Jan '18 8:00:27 PM KHfreak813
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'': Towards the end of Aoi's and Spectre's duel in Episode #34, [[HopeSpot Spectre made Aoi believe that she was about to win and was about to save him.]] However, it was only a façade as Spectre's ''Sunbloom Doom'' made him nowhere near losing. [[BreakThemByTalking He even mocked her, calling her a pathetic girl who couldn't become a Blue Angel and claiming he was the Blue Angel who defeated the villain—her]]. He then [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown tore up the copy of the ''Blue Angel'' book he materialized and burned the shreds]] as seen in the picture above. The story meant the world to Aoi and gave her comfort after her parents died about ten years before the start of the series. To see it be so carelessly destroyed, in addition to [[BreaktheCutie her being so cruelly manipulated and mocked just moments ago]], [[DespairEventHorizon destroyed her]]. [[spoiler:Seeing as the Tower of Hanoi would absorb those who lose duels in ''Link VRAINS'' and leave their real bodies in a comatose state with little hope of waking up, [[{{Sadist}} Spectre]] [[MindRape essentially tortured her mentally]] before [[MoralEventHorizon murdering]] her in cold blood.]]

to:

* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'': Towards the end of Aoi's and Spectre's duel in Episode #34, [[HopeSpot Spectre made Aoi believe that she was about to win and was about to save him.]] However, it was only a façade as Spectre's ''Sunbloom Doom'' made him nowhere near losing. [[BreakThemByTalking He even mocked her, calling her a pathetic girl who couldn't become a Blue Angel and claiming he was the Blue Angel who defeated the villain—her]]. He then [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown tore up the copy of the ''Blue Angel'' book he materialized and burned the shreds]] as seen in the picture above.shreds]]. The story meant the world to Aoi and gave her comfort after her parents died about ten years before the start of the series. To see it be so carelessly destroyed, in addition to [[BreaktheCutie her being so cruelly manipulated and mocked just moments ago]], [[DespairEventHorizon destroyed her]]. [[spoiler:Seeing as the Tower of Hanoi would absorb those who lose duels in ''Link VRAINS'' and leave their real bodies in a comatose state with little hope of waking up, [[{{Sadist}} Spectre]] [[MindRape essentially tortured her mentally]] before [[MoralEventHorizon murdering]] her in cold blood.]]
29th Jan '18 7:54:06 PM KHfreak813
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/YuGiOhVrains'': Towards the end of Aoi's and Spectre's duel in Episode #34, [[HopeSpot Spectre made Aoi believe that she was about to win and was about to save him.]] However, it was only a façade as Spectre's ''Sunbloom Doom'' made him nowhere near losing. [[BreakThemByTalking He even mocked her, calling her a pathetic girl who couldn't become a Blue Angel and claiming he was the Blue Angel who defeated the villain—her]]. He then [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown tore up the copy of the ''Blue Angel'' book he materialized and burned the shreds]]. The story meant the world to Aoi and gave her comfort after her parents died about ten years before the start of the series. To see it be so carelessly destroyed, in addition to [[BreaktheCutie her being so cruelly manipulated and mocked just moments ago]], [[DespairEventHorizon destroyed her]]. [[spoiler:Seeing as the Tower of Hanoi would absorb those who lose duels in ''Link VRAINS'' and leave their real bodies in a comatose state with little hope of waking up, [[{{Sadist}} Spectre]] [[MindRape essentially tortured her mentally]] before murdering her in cold blood.]]

to:

* ''Anime/YuGiOhVrains'': ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'': Towards the end of Aoi's and Spectre's duel in Episode #34, [[HopeSpot Spectre made Aoi believe that she was about to win and was about to save him.]] However, it was only a façade as Spectre's ''Sunbloom Doom'' made him nowhere near losing. [[BreakThemByTalking He even mocked her, calling her a pathetic girl who couldn't become a Blue Angel and claiming he was the Blue Angel who defeated the villain—her]]. He then [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown tore up the copy of the ''Blue Angel'' book he materialized and burned the shreds]].shreds]] as seen in the picture above. The story meant the world to Aoi and gave her comfort after her parents died about ten years before the start of the series. To see it be so carelessly destroyed, in addition to [[BreaktheCutie her being so cruelly manipulated and mocked just moments ago]], [[DespairEventHorizon destroyed her]]. [[spoiler:Seeing as the Tower of Hanoi would absorb those who lose duels in ''Link VRAINS'' and leave their real bodies in a comatose state with little hope of waking up, [[{{Sadist}} Spectre]] [[MindRape essentially tortured her mentally]] before murdering [[MoralEventHorizon murdering]] her in cold blood.]]]]
29th Jan '18 7:36:20 PM KHfreak813
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Anime/YuGiOhVrains'': Towards the end of Aoi's and Spectre's duel in Episode #34, [[HopeSpot Spectre made Aoi believe that she was about to win and was about to save him.]] However, it was only a façade as Spectre's ''Sunbloom Doom'' made him nowhere near losing. [[BreakThemByTalking He even mocked her, calling her a pathetic girl who couldn't become a Blue Angel and claiming he was the Blue Angel who defeated the villain—her]]. He then [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown tore up the copy of the ''Blue Angel'' book he materialized and burned the shreds]]. The story meant the world to Aoi and gave her comfort after her parents died about ten years before the start of the series. To see it be so carelessly destroyed, in addition to [[BreaktheCutie her being so cruelly manipulated and mocked just moments ago]], [[DespairEventHorizon destroyed her]]. [[spoiler:Seeing as the Tower of Hanoi would absorb those who lose duels in ''Link VRAINS'' and leave their real bodies in a comatose state with little hope of waking up, [[{{Sadist}} Spectre]] [[MindRape essentially tortured her mentally]] before murdering her in cold blood.]]
6th Jan '18 9:20:17 PM Hoki
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** During the latter parts of Episode 8, Rinne has Vivio on the ropes and is seemingly poised to finally get the victory over the one the broke her 57 consecutive win streak. Seeing Vivio's difficulty in defending herself because of a leg injury caused by her earlier assault, Rinne continues to attack, knowing it'll only be a matter of time before Vivio falls. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for her, Vivio hits Rinne with a well timed counter, which she follows with [[RapidFireFisticuffs Accel Smash Infinity]]. Rinne is unable to defend herself or endure the barrage of blows to the head, and suffers her first KO defeat.]]
22nd Nov '17 5:15:53 AM Crackalacking
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Cana arrives to save her friends from Bluenote, armed with the legendary Fairy Glitter spell. Before she can fire it, Bluenote casually knocks her out of the air. Natsu manages to distract Bluenote enough for Cana to power up and fire the spell, complete with epic ThemeMusicPowerUp, the storm clouds splitting to let in the heaven's light, and Bluenote going OhCrap... then Bluenote is unharmed. [[spoiler:Fortunately, [[BigDamnHeroes it was enough to allow Gildarts to arrive and save them]].]]

to:

** Cana arrives to save her friends from Bluenote, armed with the legendary Fairy Glitter spell. Before she can fire it, Bluenote casually knocks her out of the air. Natsu manages to distract Bluenote enough for Cana to power up and fire the spell, complete with epic ThemeMusicPowerUp, the storm clouds splitting to let in the heaven's light, and Bluenote going OhCrap... then Bluenote is only for him to be completely unharmed. [[spoiler:Fortunately, [[BigDamnHeroes it was enough to allow Gildarts to arrive and save them]].]]
14th Nov '17 8:07:26 AM xcountryguy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** After Mitsuru [[SnowMeansDeath commits suicide]] in the backstory of Team Winter, we see that Fubuki is back and has survived being attacked by the saber-tooth tiger earlier. [[spoiler: It's revealed to be a hallucination that Aramaki made himself in an attempt to not go insane.]]

to:

** After Mitsuru [[SnowMeansDeath commits suicide]] in the backstory of Team Winter, we see that Fubuki is back and has survived being attacked by the saber-tooth tiger earlier. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's revealed to be a hallucination that Aramaki made himself in an attempt to not go insane.]]



** Part way through episode 4 of ''Anime/VividStrike'', Rinne's bullies tell her that they're sorry for what they've been doing and she finds out that [[DotingGrandparent her grandfather's]] health is improving which would allow her to spend more time with him. [[spoiler: The very next day it turns out that the bullies were lying and they beat her so badly that she's knocked unconscious and [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye unable to be there when her grandfather suffers a sudden fatal heart attack]].]]

to:

** Part way through episode 4 of ''Anime/VividStrike'', Rinne's bullies tell her that they're sorry for what they've been doing and she finds out that [[DotingGrandparent her grandfather's]] health is improving which would allow her to spend more time with him. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The very next day it turns out that the bullies were lying and they beat her so badly that she's knocked unconscious and [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye unable to be there when her grandfather suffers a sudden fatal heart attack]].]]



* ''Manga/{{Is}}'' has Ichitaka waking up in class, back in highschool and back to the beginning of the story's events. Wondering if everything that has happened since the beginning was [[AllJustADream a dream]] or a miracle has happened and he's been given a second chance, Ichitaka gladly takes it. He's intent on being much more open and honest to people than he originally was, will protect Iori from everything that hurt her during highschool and even confess to her sooner. [[spoiler: Ichitaka suffered a pretty hard blow from The Marionette King and is lying unconscious in the snow, comatose and is rushed to the hospital. It takes Iori's voice to get him to wake up again.]]

to:

* ''Manga/{{Is}}'' has Ichitaka waking up in class, back in highschool and back to the beginning of the story's events. Wondering if everything that has happened since the beginning was [[AllJustADream a dream]] or a miracle has happened and he's been given a second chance, Ichitaka gladly takes it. He's intent on being much more open and honest to people than he originally was, will protect Iori from everything that hurt her during highschool and even confess to her sooner. [[spoiler: Ichitaka [[spoiler:Ichitaka suffered a pretty hard blow from The Marionette King and is lying unconscious in the snow, comatose and is rushed to the hospital. It takes Iori's voice to get him to wake up again.]]



** To prove its DarkerAndEdgier[=/=]BloodierAndGorier cred, the first major assault in the Thousand Year Blood War arc opens with a rapid-fire series of Hope Spots...[[spoiler: and ends with Seireitei a pile of bloody rubble, in the GrayRainOfDepression.]]

to:

** To prove its DarkerAndEdgier[=/=]BloodierAndGorier cred, the first major assault in the Thousand Year Blood War arc opens with a rapid-fire series of Hope Spots...[[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and ends with Seireitei a pile of bloody rubble, in the GrayRainOfDepression.]]



** [[spoiler: Pain]] does a few of these. [[spoiler:After kicking the crap out of the entire village of Konoha for several straight chapters, Pain has finally found Naruto's location and seems like he's getting ready to withdraw, giving the village some much-needed time to regroup and recover. However, right before leaving, he has a talk with Tsunade and decides they 'haven't experienced enough pain', and decides to show off his Shinra Tensei technique... which in this case is the equivalent of a [[FantasticNuke chakra nuke]], letting him wipe out of most of the city in one shot.]]

to:

** [[spoiler: Pain]] [[spoiler:Pain]] does a few of these. [[spoiler:After kicking the crap out of the entire village of Konoha for several straight chapters, Pain has finally found Naruto's location and seems like he's getting ready to withdraw, giving the village some much-needed time to regroup and recover. However, right before leaving, he has a talk with Tsunade and decides they 'haven't experienced enough pain', and decides to show off his Shinra Tensei technique... which in this case is the equivalent of a [[FantasticNuke chakra nuke]], letting him wipe out of most of the city in one shot.]]



** [[spoiler: After bringing Naruto to heel]] and when no one appears able to help Naruto, [[spoiler:Pain is confronted by Hinata, who has finally overcome her crippling shyness and [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove sincerely confesses her love to Naruto]], and prepares to show us once and for all what she can really do, and save the man she loves! She then gets defeated and [[OnlyMostlyDead nearly]] killed (she was fully aware that she wasn't going to win), [[BerserkButton prompting Naruto's]] [[UnstoppableRage fox mode]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide to progress further]] [[UpToEleven than ever before]]--specifically, he goes from nothing to six-tails, then eight-tails, and then [[DespairEventHorizon nearly releases the Nine-Tails]]]].
** [[spoiler: When Konan faces off against Tobi, she releases her ultimate attack: billions of explosive notes capable of exploding continuously for ten minutes. Tobi takes some damage but survives and [[BreakThemByTalking breaks her by talking]]. The rain overhead breaks and a rainbow shines through, giving Konan the will to shout out her defiance and prepare a--Tobi grabs her, finishes his lecture, and [[MindRape tears the vital information out of her mind]].]]

to:

** [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After bringing Naruto to heel]] and when no one appears able to help Naruto, [[spoiler:Pain is confronted by Hinata, who has finally overcome her crippling shyness and [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove sincerely confesses her love to Naruto]], and prepares to show us once and for all what she can really do, and save the man she loves! She then gets defeated and [[OnlyMostlyDead nearly]] killed (she was fully aware that she wasn't going to win), [[BerserkButton prompting Naruto's]] [[UnstoppableRage fox mode]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide to progress further]] [[UpToEleven than ever before]]--specifically, he goes from nothing to six-tails, then eight-tails, and then [[DespairEventHorizon nearly releases the Nine-Tails]]]].
** [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Konan faces off against Tobi, she releases her ultimate attack: billions of explosive notes capable of exploding continuously for ten minutes. Tobi takes some damage but survives and [[BreakThemByTalking breaks her by talking]]. The rain overhead breaks and a rainbow shines through, giving Konan the will to shout out her defiance and prepare a--Tobi grabs her, finishes his lecture, and [[MindRape tears the vital information out of her mind]].]]



** During [[spoiler: Kanon's epic battle with Lucifer, he finally manages to defeat even her stake form by blocking the blow and sacrificing his hand, pulling the stake out and seeming triumphantly victorious...until Beatrice's LiteralGenie moment of saying she promised to spare him if he defeated all SEVEN Stakes of Purgatory. Cue appearance of the other 6 sisters.]]
*** Subverted when [[spoiler: Genji steps in to give both Shannon and Kanon a MercyKill and spoil Beatrice's fun of torturing them.]]
** EP 3: Rudolf and Kyrie manage to [[spoiler: spectacularly defeat Belphegor and Leviathan]] in their respective SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome ...until [[spoiler: Eva-Beatrice decides she's tired of using her predecessor's "second-hand furniture" and proceeds to summon the deadly Siesta Corps., which even Beato can't summon. Insert "[[OhCrap oh fuck]]" moment here as their attempt to run away is beyond futile]].
*** Then there's the [[spoiler: Meta-Battle between Battler and Eva-Beatrice]]...
** EP 4's fights between [[spoiler: Jessica vs. Ronove and George vs. Gaap]] are pretty much nothing but hope spots in clear parody of the typical Shounen Manga format.

to:

** During [[spoiler: Kanon's [[spoiler:Kanon's epic battle with Lucifer, he finally manages to defeat even her stake form by blocking the blow and sacrificing his hand, pulling the stake out and seeming triumphantly victorious...until Beatrice's LiteralGenie moment of saying she promised to spare him if he defeated all SEVEN Stakes of Purgatory. Cue appearance of the other 6 sisters.]]
*** Subverted when [[spoiler: Genji [[spoiler:Genji steps in to give both Shannon and Kanon a MercyKill and spoil Beatrice's fun of torturing them.]]
** EP 3: Rudolf and Kyrie manage to [[spoiler: spectacularly [[spoiler:spectacularly defeat Belphegor and Leviathan]] in their respective SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome ...until [[spoiler: Eva-Beatrice [[spoiler:Eva-Beatrice decides she's tired of using her predecessor's "second-hand furniture" and proceeds to summon the deadly Siesta Corps., which even Beato can't summon. Insert "[[OhCrap oh fuck]]" moment here as their attempt to run away is beyond futile]].
*** Then there's the [[spoiler: Meta-Battle [[spoiler:Meta-Battle between Battler and Eva-Beatrice]]...
** EP 4's fights between [[spoiler: Jessica [[spoiler:Jessica vs. Ronove and George vs. Gaap]] are pretty much nothing but hope spots in clear parody of the typical Shounen Manga format.



** Also, there's [[spoiler: Stein's slow descent into madness]] over the course of the arc after [[spoiler: Chrona slips something in his coffee under Medusa's orders]]. Eventually it gets so bad that he [[spoiler: wanders off into some kind of maze, barely able to hold himself together until having an insightful conversation with his younger self (a possible representation of his subconscious). It seems to be resolved, and he starts heading back to the DWMA only to find Medusa waiting for him at the maze entrance. SmashToBlack. [[EvilLaugh Stein laughs.]] [[DownerEnding End of episode]]]].
* ''Manga/ZatchBell'' has a lot of these near the end of the series, [[spoiler: when the last ten books are being burned, most of them belonging to good guys. Arth and Elly's fight with Gomu and Mir is a prime example; just as is seems that Arth is a goner, Elly calls forth his ultimate spell and summons thousands of flying swords. Without breaking a sweat, Gomu and Mir use a dimensional spell to destroy the swords, then finish off Arth with one blow.]]

to:

** Also, there's [[spoiler: Stein's [[spoiler:Stein's slow descent into madness]] over the course of the arc after [[spoiler: Chrona [[spoiler:Chrona slips something in his coffee under Medusa's orders]]. Eventually it gets so bad that he [[spoiler: wanders [[spoiler:wanders off into some kind of maze, barely able to hold himself together until having an insightful conversation with his younger self (a possible representation of his subconscious). It seems to be resolved, and he starts heading back to the DWMA only to find Medusa waiting for him at the maze entrance. SmashToBlack. [[EvilLaugh Stein laughs.]] [[DownerEnding End of episode]]]].
* ''Manga/ZatchBell'' has a lot of these near the end of the series, [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when the last ten books are being burned, most of them belonging to good guys. Arth and Elly's fight with Gomu and Mir is a prime example; just as is seems that Arth is a goner, Elly calls forth his ultimate spell and summons thousands of flying swords. Without breaking a sweat, Gomu and Mir use a dimensional spell to destroy the swords, then finish off Arth with one blow.]]



** The nuanced and sympathetic way the buildup is presented for [[spoiler: Griffith]]'s inevitable [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]] makes us somehow believe he will not do it after all (Bullshit! He would NEVER do such a thing!), even though [[ForegoneConclusion we just know better]] already.

to:

** The nuanced and sympathetic way the buildup is presented for [[spoiler: Griffith]]'s [[spoiler:Griffith]]'s inevitable [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]] makes us somehow believe he will not do it after all (Bullshit! He would NEVER do such a thing!), even though [[ForegoneConclusion we just know better]] already.



** Pulled twice the end of the first season: Zagato's spell, Lightning Summon, blasts even the [[MechanicalLifeforms Rune God]]-wearing PowerTrio nearly into oblivion... but they regroup on sheer will and recover well enough to push him back. Zagato ''himself'' summons his overwhelming willpower and blasts them with ''Lightning Surge'' (several dozen bolts as powerful as the single one from before, hard enough to turn the screen black for several seconds.) [[spoiler:That, in itself, constitutes a Hope Spot for Zagato, as the Knights then obliterate him with a combined spell.]] Then, after the Knights believe they've won and are happy about [[SaveThePrincess saving the Princess]] and going home, [[spoiler: Princess Emeraude [[StartOfDarkness goes evil]] and proceeds to beat seven kinds of hell out of them.]]

to:

** Pulled twice the end of the first season: Zagato's spell, Lightning Summon, blasts even the [[MechanicalLifeforms Rune God]]-wearing PowerTrio nearly into oblivion... but they regroup on sheer will and recover well enough to push him back. Zagato ''himself'' summons his overwhelming willpower and blasts them with ''Lightning Surge'' (several dozen bolts as powerful as the single one from before, hard enough to turn the screen black for several seconds.) [[spoiler:That, in itself, constitutes a Hope Spot for Zagato, as the Knights then obliterate him with a combined spell.]] Then, after the Knights believe they've won and are happy about [[SaveThePrincess saving the Princess]] and going home, [[spoiler: Princess [[spoiler:Princess Emeraude [[StartOfDarkness goes evil]] and proceeds to beat seven kinds of hell out of them.]]



* ''Manga/FafnerInTheAzure'' has an extremely striking version of this near the end. [[spoiler: After Michio Hino, already fairly high on the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality from the start thanks to being the [[BigBrotherMentor older vet]] who [[HeelFaceTurn started off on]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath the wrong team]], racks up a few more points by resuming his relationship with and getting engaged to his ex, insisting that he remain in the fight despite being over the age to pilot a [[HumongousMecha Fafner]], and promising that he'll always return alive. Sure enough, an extremely powerful Festum arrives soon after he makes this promise, completely sweeps the entire team, and starts devastating the entire island. Michio grapples the Festum as they separate the section of the island he and the Festum are on, activates his [[SelfDestructMechanism Fenrir system]], loses his always-worn {{Hachimaki}} to reveal a photo of his ex that he had been carrying all of these years, and generally appears ready for a grand HeroicSacrifice dramatic even for this AnyoneCanDie series. He then appears to [[SubvertedTrope subvert it]] by ejecting his cockpit, shooting free with seconds to spare...right until the Festum grabs his pod out of midair and smash it to pieces against his own Fafner. The Fenrir system then [[SphereOfDestruction blows both units to nothing]], just for good measure.]] And the episode still has a post-credits scene to make it even worse.

to:

* ''Manga/FafnerInTheAzure'' has an extremely striking version of this near the end. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Michio Hino, already fairly high on the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality from the start thanks to being the [[BigBrotherMentor older vet]] who [[HeelFaceTurn started off on]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath the wrong team]], racks up a few more points by resuming his relationship with and getting engaged to his ex, insisting that he remain in the fight despite being over the age to pilot a [[HumongousMecha Fafner]], and promising that he'll always return alive. Sure enough, an extremely powerful Festum arrives soon after he makes this promise, completely sweeps the entire team, and starts devastating the entire island. Michio grapples the Festum as they separate the section of the island he and the Festum are on, activates his [[SelfDestructMechanism Fenrir system]], loses his always-worn {{Hachimaki}} to reveal a photo of his ex that he had been carrying all of these years, and generally appears ready for a grand HeroicSacrifice dramatic even for this AnyoneCanDie series. He then appears to [[SubvertedTrope subvert it]] by ejecting his cockpit, shooting free with seconds to spare...right until the Festum grabs his pod out of midair and smash it to pieces against his own Fafner. The Fenrir system then [[SphereOfDestruction blows both units to nothing]], just for good measure.]] And the episode still has a post-credits scene to make it even worse.



** ''Monster'' is full of these. For example, during the Be My Baby arc, Nina [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments briefly befriends a captured Turkish woman and promises to save her]]. And then, [[spoiler: just a few seconds after this happens, [[TearJerker the woman dies]]]].
* ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' has ''entire arcs'' made of of this. Kenji thwarting the EvilPlan of [[BigBad Friend]]? [[spoiler: He figures out the plot, but dies in an explosion, loses several of his posse (they get better) and Friend becomes a national hero]]. Kanna stopping the Pope assassination? [[spoiler: Well, yes, but the event is just another EvilPlan to turn Friend [[AGodAmI into a God]]. Also, a virus is released and world-wide pandemic gets created.]]

to:

** ''Monster'' is full of these. For example, during the Be My Baby arc, Nina [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments briefly befriends a captured Turkish woman and promises to save her]]. And then, [[spoiler: just [[spoiler:just a few seconds after this happens, [[TearJerker the woman dies]]]].
* ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' has ''entire arcs'' made of of this. Kenji thwarting the EvilPlan of [[BigBad Friend]]? [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He figures out the plot, but dies in an explosion, loses several of his posse (they get better) and Friend becomes a national hero]]. Kanna stopping the Pope assassination? [[spoiler: Well, [[spoiler:Well, yes, but the event is just another EvilPlan to turn Friend [[AGodAmI into a God]]. Also, a virus is released and world-wide pandemic gets created.]]



* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler: Euphemia and Lelouch/Zero agree to work together to create a special zone of equality for Japanese and Brittanians. Too bad they didn't realize there were 3 episodes left in the season.]]
** ''R2'' has another one: [[spoiler: In desperation, Lelouch asks Suzaku, who has been his enemy all season, to help him. After a bit of raging and confrontation, Suzaku begins to see through Lelouch's lies, and realise what he's been doing. Suzaku and Lelouch are about to agree to work together... and along comes Schneizel and his minions to interrupt in the worst possible way.]]
** ''R2'' even has a world-wide one: [[spoiler: Lelouch declares himself the Emperor of Justice and seems to be undoing all the evil of Brittania... only to start systematically crushing all opposition and generally being worse than his predecessor.]] Of course, this is partially subverted since [[spoiler: he is actually setting himself up as a HeroicSacrifice... sorta.]]

to:

* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler: Euphemia [[spoiler:Euphemia and Lelouch/Zero agree to work together to create a special zone of equality for Japanese and Brittanians. Too bad they didn't realize there were 3 episodes left in the season.]]
** ''R2'' has another one: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In desperation, Lelouch asks Suzaku, who has been his enemy all season, to help him. After a bit of raging and confrontation, Suzaku begins to see through Lelouch's lies, and realise what he's been doing. Suzaku and Lelouch are about to agree to work together... and along comes Schneizel and his minions to interrupt in the worst possible way.]]
** ''R2'' even has a world-wide one: [[spoiler: Lelouch [[spoiler:Lelouch declares himself the Emperor of Justice and seems to be undoing all the evil of Brittania... only to start systematically crushing all opposition and generally being worse than his predecessor.]] Of course, this is partially subverted since [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he is actually setting himself up as a HeroicSacrifice... sorta.]]



** The "that was a close one!"/SPLAT type of Hope Spot occurs when, [[spoiler: after being dumped down a well by another student, Hirono manages to escape and is found by several classmates who tell her that they have beaten the Program and can go home. She then drowns in the well, the previous events revealed to be a hallucination.]]

to:

** The "that was a close one!"/SPLAT type of Hope Spot occurs when, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after being dumped down a well by another student, Hirono manages to escape and is found by several classmates who tell her that they have beaten the Program and can go home. She then drowns in the well, the previous events revealed to be a hallucination.]]



** As well as [[spoiler: Yoji deciding not to kill his girlfriend, Yoshimi. "I love you t-" BANG]].

to:

** As well as [[spoiler: Yoji [[spoiler:Yoji deciding not to kill his girlfriend, Yoshimi. "I love you t-" BANG]].



* ''Anime/SailorMoon Stars'', the final season of ''Sailor Moon'' has one of these. Of course it turns out [[spoiler: that it's all a [[TragicDream dream]], and nothing has changed]].
** To a lesser extent, later on when it turns out that [[spoiler: Sailor Uranus and Neptune hadn't betrayed Sailor Moon with their DealWithTheDevil. However their [[BatmanGambit gambit fails]] and [[DeathIsCheap they die]]]].

to:

* ''Anime/SailorMoon Stars'', the final season of ''Sailor Moon'' has one of these. Of course it turns out [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that it's all a [[TragicDream dream]], and nothing has changed]].
** To a lesser extent, later on when it turns out that [[spoiler: Sailor [[spoiler:Sailor Uranus and Neptune hadn't betrayed Sailor Moon with their DealWithTheDevil. However their [[BatmanGambit gambit fails]] and [[DeathIsCheap they die]]]].



* In the third episode of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', following a heartwarming conversation with Madoka, [[spoiler: Mami]] goes into battle with [[MonsterOfTheWeek the episode's witch]] feeling light on her feet and full of confidence. She effortlessly dispatches the witch [[spoiler: [[NotSoHarmlessVillain only for it to reveal a new form]] and [[OffWithHisHead bite her head off]]]].

to:

* In the third episode of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', following a heartwarming conversation with Madoka, [[spoiler: Mami]] [[spoiler:Mami]] goes into battle with [[MonsterOfTheWeek the episode's witch]] feeling light on her feet and full of confidence. She effortlessly dispatches the witch [[spoiler: [[NotSoHarmlessVillain [[spoiler:[[NotSoHarmlessVillain only for it to reveal a new form]] and [[OffWithHisHead bite her head off]]]].



* The ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' anime has a hum dinger. All at once [[spoiler: in the finale, it looks as though Goro will restart the engine thanks to having held off the boarders, Fee (who has just managed to regain control of the Toy Box) and Kho will push the Von Braun out of the way, Hachi will beat Hakim, and Ai will make the final 11th mile of her carrying Claire before running out of oxygen..]]. But ALL of them fail, only saved by a last second compromise and two astounding coincidences.
* In ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai]]'' [[KillEmAll The Massacre Chapter]] it seems like Rika and her friends will win against [[spoiler: [[BigBad Takano]]]], but no, they all get snuffed. Fortunately they get to try again.

to:

* The ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' anime has a hum dinger. All at once [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the finale, it looks as though Goro will restart the engine thanks to having held off the boarders, Fee (who has just managed to regain control of the Toy Box) and Kho will push the Von Braun out of the way, Hachi will beat Hakim, and Ai will make the final 11th mile of her carrying Claire before running out of oxygen..]]. But ALL of them fail, only saved by a last second compromise and two astounding coincidences.
* In ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai]]'' [[KillEmAll The Massacre Chapter]] it seems like Rika and her friends will win against [[spoiler: [[BigBad [[spoiler:[[BigBad Takano]]]], but no, they all get snuffed. Fortunately they get to try again.



** Cana arrives to save her friends from Bluenote, armed with the legendary Fairy Glitter spell. Before she can fire it, Bluenote casually knocks her out of the air. Natsu manages to distract Bluenote enough for Cana to power up and fire the spell, complete with epic ThemeMusicPowerUp, the storm clouds splitting to let in the heaven's light, and Bluenote going OhCrap... then Bluenote is unharmed. [[spoiler: Fortunately, [[BigDamnHeroes it was enough to allow Gildarts to arrive and save them]].]]

to:

** Cana arrives to save her friends from Bluenote, armed with the legendary Fairy Glitter spell. Before she can fire it, Bluenote casually knocks her out of the air. Natsu manages to distract Bluenote enough for Cana to power up and fire the spell, complete with epic ThemeMusicPowerUp, the storm clouds splitting to let in the heaven's light, and Bluenote going OhCrap... then Bluenote is unharmed. [[spoiler: Fortunately, [[spoiler:Fortunately, [[BigDamnHeroes it was enough to allow Gildarts to arrive and save them]].]]



** During the 57th Expedition, [[spoiler: they successfully lure the Female Titan into a trap]]. Petra tells Eren that this is ThePowerOfTrust, thanking him for being able to put his trust in his comrades. [[spoiler: Then the Female Titan escapes, lures them into a trap, and slaughters Eren's entire squad before kidnapping him]].
** The unarmed rookies manage to barely survive the attack on Castle Utgard, thanks to Hange's squad showing up [[BigDamnHeroes in the nick]] of time. The soldiers retreat to the Wall and take stock of everything that has happened, preparing to catch their breath and start planning their next move. Then [[spoiler: Reiner has a VillainousBSOD, confessing his SecretIdentity to Eren and proceeds to kidnap him]]. The military, already stretched thin and exhausted, is forced to mount a desperate mission into Titan-infested lands [[spoiler: to rescue Eren before the traitors make their escape]]. The battle ends up costing them [[spoiler: most of the Senior officers of the Survey Corps, all of the Military Police sent with them, as well as Eren's surrogate "uncle", Hannes. Erwin ends up losing an arm in the battle, but survives. They manage to retrieve Eren, but the traitors escape]]. No one feels like it's a victory.

to:

** During the 57th Expedition, [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they successfully lure the Female Titan into a trap]]. Petra tells Eren that this is ThePowerOfTrust, thanking him for being able to put his trust in his comrades. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then the Female Titan escapes, lures them into a trap, and slaughters Eren's entire squad before kidnapping him]].
** The unarmed rookies manage to barely survive the attack on Castle Utgard, thanks to Hange's squad showing up [[BigDamnHeroes in the nick]] of time. The soldiers retreat to the Wall and take stock of everything that has happened, preparing to catch their breath and start planning their next move. Then [[spoiler: Reiner [[spoiler:Reiner has a VillainousBSOD, confessing his SecretIdentity to Eren and proceeds to kidnap him]]. The military, already stretched thin and exhausted, is forced to mount a desperate mission into Titan-infested lands [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to rescue Eren before the traitors make their escape]]. The battle ends up costing them [[spoiler: most [[spoiler:most of the Senior officers of the Survey Corps, all of the Military Police sent with them, as well as Eren's surrogate "uncle", Hannes. Erwin ends up losing an arm in the battle, but survives. They manage to retrieve Eren, but the traitors escape]]. No one feels like it's a victory.
5th Sep '17 12:36:29 AM Dravencour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** In episode 91, finally [[spoiler:the main characters defeat Dr. Hell.]] Naturally, they think the war is over and they have finally achieved peace. However, the music playing during the last scenes is eerie, and the narrator voice reminds the viewers that [[spoiler:Archduke Gorgon is still alive,]] and he warns the heroes are about to face the worst battle of their lives. In the next episode, two Mykene War Beasts, more powerful than anything Hell had ever constructed, utterly crush the heroes and destroy their HomeBase.

to:

*** In episode 91, finally [[spoiler:the main characters defeat Dr. Hell.]] Naturally, they think the war is over and they have finally achieved peace. However, the music playing during the last scenes is eerie, and the narrator voice reminds the viewers that [[spoiler:Archduke Gorgon is still alive,]] and he warns warning that the heroes are about to face the worst battle of their lives. In the very next episode, two Mykene War Beasts, more powerful than anything Dr. Hell had ever constructed, utterly crush the heroes and destroy their HomeBase.
This list shows the last 10 events of 93. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=HopeSpot.AnimeAndManga