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22nd Nov '17 5:15:53 AM Crackalacking
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** 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]].]]

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** 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
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** 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.]]

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** 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]].]]

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** 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.]]

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* ''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.]]

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** 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.]]

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** [[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]].]]

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** [[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.

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** 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.]]

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** 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.

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** 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.]]

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** 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.

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* ''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.]]

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** ''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.]]

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* 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.]]

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** 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]].

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** 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]]]].

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* ''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]]]].

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* 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.

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* 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]].]]

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** 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.

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** 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.
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*** 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.

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*** 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.
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*** 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 anything Hell had ever constructed, utterly crush the heroes and destroy their HomeBase.
*** In episode 92, Sayaka and Boss are fighting the War Beasts and being utterly trounced. Then Kouji finally shows up... and the War Beasts tear through his HumongousMecha like if Mazinger-Z was made of paper instead of MadeOfIndestructium.
*** In the ''Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness'' feature Kouji is fighting an army of [[Anime/GreatMazinger Mykene]] [[{{Robeast}} War Beasts]]... and getting completely trashed. Out of helplessness, the main characters launch Boss Borot. Boss' HumongousMecha crashes into a Beast was previosuly thought of like invulnerable, and he manages blowing it up, saving Mazinger. The main characters cheer up... right before another War Beast swats Boss away with a single blow, and the Mykene army keeps on tearing an utterly helpless Mazinger apart.
*** In the ''Gosaku Ota'' manga episodes, Mazinger-Z is trashing Hell's SuperVillainLair. Hell is out of {{Robeast}}s, out of CoDragons, out of troops, out of traps and out of tricks. Suddenly Archduke Gorgon shows up, commanding two War Beasts proceed to soundly trash Mazinger-Z, and Hell laughs thinking he has won at last. And then [[spoiler:Gorgon backstabs him. Literally.]]
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': In second-to-last episode, Rubina, daughter of BigBad, finds out her fiancé [[spoiler:Duke Fleed]] is alive and flies to Earth to meet him. She apologises for the crimes her father committed and tries to convince him everybody -both Vegans and Earth's inhabitants- shall die if the war continues, and the only way to prevent it is they getting married and talking her father into moving the Vega folk to Fleed. And he accepts. For a moment it seems like if the war is over, but a Vegan squad was using Rubina like an unwitting bait attacks [[spoiler:Duke.]] Rubina herself [[spoiler:dies]] shortly after, destroying any hope of the conflict would end up peacefully and without one side annihilating the another one.
** ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'': An expecially cruel one. [[GroundhogPeggySue After failing nearly three thousand times]], [[TimeTravel the heroes achieve saving their timeline]]. The epilogue show them living peaceful, happy lifes... but at the last pages [[spoiler:Prof. Morimori makes a terrifying discovery before being murdered by Archduke Gorgon]], and the last page advertises the sequel: ''Shin Mazinger Zero versus Ankoku Daishogun''. Any one even remotely familiar with the Mazinger myths knows the world is becoming a CrapsackWorld, very, ''very'' quickly, and Mazinger Z is about to [[spoiler:be destroyed,]] making Kouji's triumph over Dr. Hell useless and meaningless.

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*** 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.
*** In episode 92, Sayaka and Boss are fighting the War Beasts and being utterly trounced. Then Kouji finally shows up... and the War Beasts tear through his HumongousMecha like if Mazinger-Z as if it was made of paper instead of MadeOfIndestructium.
[[MadeOfIndestructium indestructium]].
*** In the ''Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness'' feature Kouji is fighting an army of [[Anime/GreatMazinger Mykene]] [[{{Robeast}} War Beasts]]... and getting completely trashed. Out of helplessness, the main characters launch Boss Borot. Boss' HumongousMecha crashes into a Beast that was previosuly previously thought of like as invulnerable, and he manages blowing to blow it up, saving Mazinger. The main characters cheer up... right before another War Beast swats Boss away with a single blow, and the Mykene army keeps on tearing an utterly helpless Mazinger apart.
*** In the ''Gosaku Ota'' manga episodes, Mazinger-Z is trashing Hell's SuperVillainLair. Hell is out of {{Robeast}}s, out of CoDragons, out of troops, out of traps and out of tricks. Suddenly Archduke Gorgon shows up, commanding two War Beasts that proceed to soundly trash Mazinger-Z, and Hell laughs thinking he has won at last. And then [[spoiler:Gorgon backstabs him. Literally.]]
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': In the second-to-last episode, Rubina, daughter of the BigBad, finds out her fiancé [[spoiler:Duke Fleed]] is alive and flies to Earth to meet him. She apologises apologizes for the crimes her father committed and tries to convince him that everybody -both - both Vegans and Earth's inhabitants- inhabitants - shall die if the war continues, and the only way to prevent it is they getting to get married and talking talk her father into moving the Vega folk to Fleed. And he accepts. For a moment it seems like if the war is over, but only for a Vegan squad was using Rubina like an as unwitting bait attacks to attack [[spoiler:Duke.]] Rubina herself [[spoiler:dies]] shortly after, destroying any hope of the conflict would end up ending peacefully and without one side annihilating the another one.
** ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'': An expecially especially cruel one. [[GroundhogPeggySue After failing nearly three thousand times]], [[TimeTravel the heroes achieve saving finally save their timeline]]. The epilogue show them living peaceful, happy lifes... lives... but at in the last final pages [[spoiler:Prof. Morimori makes a terrifying discovery before being murdered by Archduke Gorgon]], and the last page advertises the sequel: ''Shin Mazinger Zero versus Ankoku Daishogun''. Any one Anyone even remotely familiar with the Mazinger myths mythos knows the world is becoming a CrapsackWorld, very, ''very'' quickly, and Mazinger Z is about to [[spoiler:be destroyed,]] destroyed]], making Kouji's triumph over Dr. Hell useless and meaningless.
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** Let's face it: any time things begin to look up for Shinji, you know that [[YankTheDogsChain it's getting about time for his chain to get yanked once more]].
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** And speaking of the Eclipse, the Hope Spots that especially stand out in that part happen when [[spoiler:Guts sees Casca naked and in the clutches of a tentacled Apostle and surrounded by monsters after he's just gone to town on a good number of others. Guts goes berserk and goes into a FoeTossingCharge to get to her, but before he can reach her, a demon snaps its massive jaws on his left arm and nips any hope of pulling that off in the bud. Guts can only watch helplessly as Casca is about to get raped, only for the demons to drop what they're doing and freeze -- because Griffith has been reborn as Femto, the fifth member of the Godhand. And then, as Femto flies down and starts [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty having his way with Casca]], Guts first tries to kill the demon that's got his arm, but when the sword breaks, he's forced to ''chisel off the arm'' with what's left of it in a serious badass moment to get free so that he can save Casca and kill Femto. But when he finally gets free and goes after Femto, Femto, being the utter ''bastard'' he is, lets Guts get within ''inches'' of [[GoForTheEye putting out his eye with the broken sword]] before telekinetically hurling him away and letting the horde of demons dogpile him and hold him down, [[ForcedToWatch forcing him to watch]] as Femto rapes Casca to insanity right in front of him and the demons claw out his right eye]].

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** And speaking of the Eclipse, the Hope Spots that especially stand out in that part happen when [[spoiler:Guts sees Casca naked and in the clutches of a tentacled Apostle and surrounded by monsters after he's just gone to town on a good number of others. Guts goes berserk and goes into a FoeTossingCharge to get to her, but before he can reach her, a demon snaps its massive jaws on his left arm and nips any hope of pulling that off in the bud. Guts can only watch helplessly as Casca is about to get raped, only for the demons to drop what they're doing and freeze -- because Griffith has been reborn as Femto, the fifth member of the Godhand. And then, as Femto flies down and starts [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty having his way with Casca]], Guts first tries to kill the demon that's got his arm, but when the sword breaks, he's forced to ''chisel off the arm'' with what's left of it in a serious badass moment to get free so that he can save Casca and kill Femto. But when he finally gets free and goes after Femto, Femto, being the utter ''bastard'' he is, lets Guts get within ''inches'' of [[GoForTheEye putting out his eye with the broken sword]] before telekinetically hurling has him away and letting the horde pinned down by a whole mess of demons dogpile him and hold him down, demons, which [[ForcedToWatch forcing force him to watch]] as Femto rapes Casca to insanity right in front of him and the demons claw out his right eye]].eye]].
*** The movie adds another HopeSpot right on top of that by [[spoiler:having Guts get within ''inches'' of putting out Femto's eye with the broken sword, just before Femto telekinetically hurls him back and makes with the dogpile]].
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** ''ShinMazingerZero'': An expecially cruel one. [[GroundhogPeggySue After failing nearly three thousand times]], [[TimeTravel the heroes achieve saving their timeline]]. The epilogue show them living peaceful, happy lifes... but at the last pages [[spoiler:Prof. Morimori makes a terrifying discovery before being murdered by Archduke Gorgon]], and the last page advertises the sequel: ''Shin Mazinger Zero versus Ankoku Daishogun''. Any one even remotely familiar with the Mazinger myths knows the world is becoming a CrapsackWorld, very, ''very'' quickly, and Mazinger Z is about to [[spoiler:be destroyed,]] making Kouji's triumph over Dr. Hell useless and meaningless.

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** ''ShinMazingerZero'': ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'': An expecially cruel one. [[GroundhogPeggySue After failing nearly three thousand times]], [[TimeTravel the heroes achieve saving their timeline]]. The epilogue show them living peaceful, happy lifes... but at the last pages [[spoiler:Prof. Morimori makes a terrifying discovery before being murdered by Archduke Gorgon]], and the last page advertises the sequel: ''Shin Mazinger Zero versus Ankoku Daishogun''. Any one even remotely familiar with the Mazinger myths knows the world is becoming a CrapsackWorld, very, ''very'' quickly, and Mazinger Z is about to [[spoiler:be destroyed,]] making Kouji's triumph over Dr. Hell useless and meaningless.
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** Kyoko's speech about how it might be possible to save Sayaka, who has [[spoiler:turned into a Witch]].
-->"Wouldn't that be somethin'? It'd be like one of those stories [[ThePowerOfLove where love and courage triumph]] and stuff. Wanna know something, and this is between us? The reason I became a MagicalGirl was because I love stories like those. Can't believe I forgot that."
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* In many {{Shonen}} {{Manga}} and the {{Anime}} based on them, fights tend to run pretty long, with one side revealing a skill/power/strategy that gives them the edge, only to be trumped by a better skill/power/strategy from the other side, and so on until someone runs out of trump cards. Because of this, almost any fight where a good guy loses is going to feature at least one Hope Spot.

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* In many {{Shonen}} {{Shonen|Demographic}} {{Manga}} and the {{Anime}} based on them, fights tend to run pretty long, with one side revealing a skill/power/strategy that gives them the edge, only to be trumped by a better skill/power/strategy from the other side, and so on until someone runs out of trump cards. Because of this, almost any fight where a good guy loses is going to feature at least one Hope Spot.



** ''ShinMazingerZero'': An expecially cruel one. [[GroundhogPeggySue After failing nearly three thousand times]], [[TimeTravel the heroes achieve saving their timeline]]. The epilogue show them living peaceful, happy lifes... but at the last pages [[spoiler:Prof. Morimori makes a terrifying discovery before being murdered by Archduke Gorgon,]] and the last page advertises the sequel: ''Shin Mazinger Zero versus Ankoku Daishogun''. Any one even remotely familiar with the Mazinger myths knows the world is becoming a CrapsackWorld, very, ''very'' quickly, and Mazinger Z is about to [[spoiler:be destroyed,]] making Kouji's triumph over Dr. Hell useless and meaningless.

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** ''ShinMazingerZero'': An expecially cruel one. [[GroundhogPeggySue After failing nearly three thousand times]], [[TimeTravel the heroes achieve saving their timeline]]. The epilogue show them living peaceful, happy lifes... but at the last pages [[spoiler:Prof. Morimori makes a terrifying discovery before being murdered by Archduke Gorgon,]] Gorgon]], and the last page advertises the sequel: ''Shin Mazinger Zero versus Ankoku Daishogun''. Any one even remotely familiar with the Mazinger myths knows the world is becoming a CrapsackWorld, very, ''very'' quickly, and Mazinger Z is about to [[spoiler:be destroyed,]] making Kouji's triumph over Dr. Hell useless and meaningless.



** The whole series in general could be considered one big Hope Spot. We get an utterly depressed AntiHero, who, little by little, befriends some classmate and earns himself the love and respect of [[UnwantedHarem a bunch of cute girls.]] Over the course of the story, he finally gets praised by his distant father for once and opens up significantly -- until he is forced to [[spoiler:destroy EVA-03 with his best friend still inside.]] And from then, everything goes downhill. Asuka, who had come to respect and like Shinji [[spoiler:gets {{Mind Rape}}d and ends up [[AngstComa catatonic]]]]; Rei, who had become aware of her own emotions and gradually learned how to express them, [[spoiler:sacrifices herself and is replaced by an identical clone, which looks the same but acts like some sort of vengeful spirit, undoing almost all of her previous character development]]; Misato, who had fixed her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, [[spoiler:spends the remainder of the series crying after said boyfriend is assassinated]]; and Shinji himself, who came to show some genuine bravery in episode 19, [[spoiler:ends up deadly depressed, masturbating to the sight of his [[DudeShesLikeInAComa comatose]] LoveInterest and dooming the whole population of Earth to [[MemeticMutation turn into Tang.]]]]

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** The whole series in general could be considered one big Hope Spot. We get an utterly depressed AntiHero, who, little by little, befriends some classmate and earns himself the love and respect of [[UnwantedHarem a bunch of cute girls.]] girls]]. Over the course of the story, he finally gets praised by his distant father for once and opens up significantly -- until he is forced to [[spoiler:destroy EVA-03 with his best friend still inside.]] inside]]. And from then, everything goes downhill. Asuka, who had come to respect and like Shinji [[spoiler:gets {{Mind Rape}}d and ends up [[AngstComa catatonic]]]]; Rei, who had become aware of her own emotions and gradually learned how to express them, [[spoiler:sacrifices herself and is replaced by an identical clone, which looks the same but acts like some sort of vengeful spirit, undoing almost all of her previous character development]]; Misato, who had fixed her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, [[spoiler:spends the remainder of the series crying after said boyfriend is assassinated]]; and Shinji himself, who came to show some genuine bravery in episode 19, [[spoiler:ends up deadly depressed, masturbating to the sight of his [[DudeShesLikeInAComa comatose]] LoveInterest and dooming the whole population of Earth to [[MemeticMutation turn into Tang.]]]]



** In the Soul Society arc, Gin [[InvokedTrope intentionally]] does this to Rukia, making an offer to rescue her and her friends, then admitting he was only joking. He does it as a cruel mind game to break her resignation to her fate, and it works.

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** In the Soul Society arc, Gin [[InvokedTrope intentionally]] {{in|vokedTrope}}tentionally does this to Rukia, making an offer to rescue her and her friends, then admitting he was only joking. He does it as a cruel mind game to break her resignation to her fate, and it works.



** [[spoiler:Fukasaku and Shima's plan to use Genjutsu to defeat the Deva Path also fails because Pain has seen the technique used on him before, and manages to use gravity to draw Fukasaku to him and then [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impale]] him]].

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** [[spoiler:Fukasaku and Shima's plan to use Genjutsu to defeat the Deva Path also fails because Pain has seen the technique used on him before, and manages to use gravity to draw Fukasaku to him and then [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impale]] {{impale|dWithExtremePrejudice}} him]].



** When [[spoiler: 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 gives her a BreakingSpeech. 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]].]]

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** 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 gives [[BreakThemByTalking breaks her a BreakingSpeech.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]].]]



** EP 3: Rudolf and Kyrie manage to [[spoiler: spectacularly defeat Belphegor and Leviathan]] in their respective CrowningMomentOfAwesome ...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.]]

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** EP 3: Rudolf and Kyrie manage to [[spoiler: spectacularly defeat Belphegor and Leviathan]] in their respective CrowningMomentOfAwesome ...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.]]futile]].



* In ''Manga/SoulEater'''s anime finale, [[spoiler:Kid is in the midst of charging up a seemingly impressive Death Cannon attack when the Kishin proceeds to ''pierce him right through the chest'']]. This is quickly subverted, however, because a little while after that [[spoiler:Kid embarks on a CrowningMomentOfAwesome and is revived, with one of his Lines of Sanzu connected, and fires a super Death Cannon at the Kishin]].

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* In ''Manga/SoulEater'''s anime finale, [[spoiler:Kid is in the midst of charging up a seemingly impressive Death Cannon attack when the Kishin proceeds to ''pierce him right through the chest'']]. This is quickly subverted, however, because a little while after that [[spoiler:Kid embarks on a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and is revived, with one of his Lines of Sanzu connected, and fires a super Death Cannon at the Kishin]].



** 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]].]]

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** Also,there's 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]]. laughs.]] [[DownerEnding End of episode]].]]episode]]]].



* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'' features the battle between the new Gundam model, the NT-01 Alex piloted by Christina, and Bernard's non-customized Zaku. [[spoiler:Thanks to a great deal of preparation, cunning, ingenuity and sheer HeroicResolve, Bernard manages to put the Gundam on the ropes and even seems about to score the killing blow... when Christina rams a beam saber into his cockpit, and all that remains of poor Bernie is a ''pile of hamburger''.]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped Remember, kids,]] [[WarIsHell war sucks]].

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* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'' features the battle between the new Gundam model, the NT-01 Alex piloted by Christina, and Bernard's non-customized Zaku. [[spoiler:Thanks to a great deal of preparation, cunning, ingenuity and sheer HeroicResolve, Bernard manages to put the Gundam on the ropes and even seems about to score the killing blow... when Christina rams a beam saber into his cockpit, and all that remains of poor Bernie is a ''pile of hamburger''.]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped Remember, kids,]] [[WarIsHell war sucks]].sucks.]]



** ''Monster'' is full of these. For example, during the Be My Baby arc, Nina [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming 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]]]].

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** ''Monster'' is full of these. For example, during the Be My Baby arc, Nina [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[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]]]].



* Also happens several times in ''Manga/{{Pluto}}''. The most heart-wrenching one may be when [[spoiler:the Sun rises during the second Epsilon/Pluto fight. It's still not enough to save the solar-powered pacifist, Epsilon.]]

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* Also happens several times in ''Manga/{{Pluto}}''. The most heart-wrenching one may be when [[spoiler:the Sun rises during the second Epsilon/Pluto fight. It's still not enough to save the solar-powered pacifist, Epsilon.]]Epsilon]].



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

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



** From the first major WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Kamina]] is apparently killed in battle, sending Simon into a HeroicBSOD-induced rampage that threatens to ruin their efforts. Out of nowhere, [[spoiler:Kamina]] [[DisneyDeath wakes up]], [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan knocks Simon back into reality]], and, with Simon, kills the enemy general. [[spoiler:Then, he [[KilledOffForReal really dies]].]] The battle was won, but the victory was [[PyrrhicVictory Pyrrhic]].

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** From the first major WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Kamina]] is apparently killed in battle, sending Simon into a HeroicBSOD-induced rampage that threatens to ruin their efforts. Out of nowhere, [[spoiler:Kamina]] [[DisneyDeath wakes up]], [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan [[GetAholdOfYourselfMan knocks Simon back into reality]], and, with Simon, kills the enemy general. [[spoiler:Then, he [[KilledOffForReal really dies]].]] The battle was won, but the victory was [[PyrrhicVictory Pyrrhic]].{{Pyrrhic|Victory}}.



** 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]].]]

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** 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]].]]die]]]].



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a giant series of hope spots which make the fight between Mustang and Lust all the more well-choreographed. Mustang shoots Lust? Healing kicks in and she slashes the gun in half and catches Mustang. Mustang pulls out his glove? [[AchillesHeel She strikes the pipes to flood the room and take out his ability to use flames and forces them to run.]] Mustang pulls out a spare glove and decomposes the room the water into hydrogen and oxygen while using Havoc's lighter to create a giant explosion, burning her alive? Healing factor again AND sneak attack from behind, taking down Havoc. Mustang hits her with a shotgun to the chest, reaches into her, and rips the Philosopher's Stone inside her out? It's her core and she revives from there, stabs him through the side, and rips up his glove, then leaves both of them to die. [[CrowningMomentofAwesome After ALL of that, Mustang finally does overcome her by returning, having carved his flame alchemy sigil on his hand and using said lighter to help him repeatedly burn her alive until she stays dead.]]

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a giant series of hope spots which make the fight between Mustang and Lust all the more well-choreographed. Mustang shoots Lust? Healing kicks in and she slashes the gun in half and catches Mustang. Mustang pulls out his glove? [[AchillesHeel She strikes the pipes to flood the room and take out his ability to use flames and forces them to run.]] Mustang pulls out a spare glove and decomposes the room the water into hydrogen and oxygen while using Havoc's lighter to create a giant explosion, burning her alive? Healing factor again AND sneak attack from behind, taking down Havoc. Mustang hits her with a shotgun to the chest, reaches into her, and rips the Philosopher's Stone inside her out? It's her core and she revives from there, stabs him through the side, and rips up his glove, then leaves both of them to die. [[CrowningMomentofAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome After ALL of that, Mustang finally does overcome her by returning, having carved his flame alchemy sigil on his hand and using said lighter to help him repeatedly burn her alive until she stays dead.]]



* 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.]]]]
* 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.

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* 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.]]]]
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* 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…]] oxygen..]]. But ALL of them fail, only saved by a last second compromise and two astounding coincidences.



* Anime/{{Windaria}} Zigzagged. Alan fears his wife is dead because of the war but doesn't see any signs of battle and thinks that the war didn't reach The Valley, then he noticies his neighor's houses in ruins and thinks his own is the same. Then he gets home and sees it ''is'' in ruins, but his wife is alive. Then she turns out to be a ghost.

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* Anime/{{Windaria}} Zigzagged. Alan fears his wife is dead because of the war but doesn't see any signs of battle and thinks that the war didn't reach The Valley, then he noticies notices his neighor's neighbor's houses in ruins and thinks his own is the same. Then he gets home and sees it ''is'' in ruins, but his wife is alive. Then she turns out to be a ghost.



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has several in the fight against Acqua of the Back. The guy has been effortlessly shrugging off everything that gets thrown at him like it was nothing. Part of this is because he's a Saint: basically a magical OneManArmy. So the Amakusas bring out a spell designed ''specifically'' and ''exclusively'' to kill Saints... and Acqua {{No Sell}}s it like everything else. Then Kanzaki, another Saint, shows up to aid and attacks Acqua with a level of force never before seen in the story... and though he has to actually put a bit of effort into it, Acqua ''still'' [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] her.

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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has several in the fight against Acqua of the Back. The guy has been effortlessly shrugging off everything that gets thrown at him like it was nothing. Part of this is because he's a Saint: basically a magical OneManArmy. So the Amakusas bring out a spell designed ''specifically'' and ''exclusively'' to kill Saints... and Acqua {{No Sell}}s it like everything else. Then Kanzaki, another Saint, shows up to aid and attacks Acqua with a level of force never before seen in the story... and though he has to actually put a bit of effort into it, Acqua ''still'' [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] Curb-Stomps]] her.



** [[CoolBigSis Rii]] rescues [[spoiler:her little sister]] from a zombie infested elementary school and she is a TagalongKid. [[spoiler:Ruu is dead, or at the very least missing, and Rii has [[SanitySlippage snapped]]. She's hallucinating and the others are playing along.]]
** The girls meet a group of new survivors however it becomes clear that their new home is probably even more dangerous than their last, thanks to a gang of other survivors who are incredibly hostile [[spoiler:and te fact one of them is infected (even ignoring Kurumi)]].

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** [[CoolBigSis Rii]] rescues [[spoiler:her little sister]] from a zombie infested elementary school and she is a TagalongKid. [[spoiler:Ruu is dead, or at the very least missing, and Rii has [[SanitySlippage snapped]].{{s|anitySlippage}}napped. She's hallucinating and the others are playing along.]]
** The girls meet a group of new survivors however it becomes clear that their new home is probably even more dangerous than their last, thanks to a gang of other survivors who are incredibly hostile [[spoiler:and te the fact one of them is infected (even ignoring Kurumi)]].



* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Kamanosuke broke down Kuchiba's LotusEaterMachine and cut him in half! Finally, there's one Brave who survived the [[FiveBadBand Iga Five]] -- NotSoFastBucko, Kuchiba reveals his [[BloodyMurder other ability]] and finishes off Kamanosuke... [[DoubleSubversion Until the end.]]

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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Kamanosuke broke down Kuchiba's LotusEaterMachine and cut him in half! Finally, there's one Brave who survived the [[FiveBadBand Iga Five]] -- NotSoFastBucko, [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Not So Fast, Bucko]], Kuchiba reveals his [[BloodyMurder other ability]] and finishes off Kamanosuke... [[DoubleSubversion Until the end.]]
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