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28th Dec '15 11:34:04 AM erazor0707
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* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'' include quite a few. No surprise, considering the story revolves around the concept of hope.
** The Cobra Island arc in particular has these by the bucket-load.
*** The first game the protagonists face requires beating hordes of endless, regenerating cobras in order to save their captains from cages gradually becoming alit with magic fire. As time runs short, Marcellus decides to exploit a loophole and tells Tsuji to shoot down the cages at the spot where the fire originates. Tsuji, who is more than capable of doing such a task, becomes the second person to lose his powers (his aim, specifically) right before he shoots, making him miss and the gang lose the game.
*** The second game involves a maze. Despite one notable setback, Maka and company literally have the end in sight with plenty of time to spare. Then, the Ouroboros curse forces the Pot Twins to separate from Kilik, and two giant snakes threaten to kidnap them. Everyone stops to save them, but it eats up their remaining time, making them lose yet again when they could’ve won.
*** In the third game, the heroes must complete a large puzzle filled with confusing pathways by pushing them two heavy boulders into specific spots to take down a series of walls within the puzzle so that they can continue to the end. Once Rowena and Black☆Star, the only two people who can move the boulders easily and at a rapid pace, are BroughtDownToNormal, that’s pretty much game over for the group. This one is so bad that Kid doesn’t even decide to improvise with their remaining resources. He just waves the white flag (er, handkerchief) in surrender.
*** Despite the fourth game being the most dangerous, there is actually an epic aversion. Everyone must fight against shadows of the Meisters, which are not held back by loss of characteristics, abilities, or by morality – they even know moves that even the real deal do not. Some people make it out relatively fine, but Maka, Caius, Tsuji, and Rowena are left critically injured. Right when Kim is ready to heal them, Medusa uses Ouroboros to take her Regeneration Magic. She, however, thought ahead and made healing potions so that everyone can fight at max health. Take that, Medusa.
*** Turns out the arc’s climactic battle has the cruelest one of them all. While Kim keeps Medusa occupied and Kid deals with Free, Caius and Tsuji are assigned to retrieve the crystal ball containing everyone’s personality traits and powers. Tsuji manages to get the slip on Eruka and Mizune and surfs down a river carrying the crystal ball. At the mouth of it, which bears the waterfall Eruka was told to deposit it, Tsuji actually retrieves the crystal ball… [[spoiler: only for Tadpole Jackson to knock him into the water and cause the crystal ball to wash down the waterfall.]] This reduces Tsuji to tears of sheer despair, right after his usual confidence was briefly restored.
7th Dec '15 3:33:18 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': In chapter 7, Shinji has come back to the physical world after spending a month stuck inside his giant robot, Asuka and Rei have become friends, and the three of them and Misato are fine and are relatively happy. In the next chapters [[spoiler:Kaji gets assassinated, Asuka gets mind-raped, Rei blows herself up, Shinji's remaining friends move out, Misato barely comes home, and he gets forced to kill another person who had showed him affection.]]
10th Sep '15 7:23:44 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': When [[spoiler:SEELE got most of GEIST members assassinated and deployed their Evas against HERZ]] they thought they were going to win. Then [[spoiler:Rei seized the MP-Evas.]]
27th Jun '15 3:03:30 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'':
** After several fights and disagreements Asuka and Shinji got together. They were still confused about their feelings and their relationship, and they still had arguments, but they were happy. Then in chapter 7 [[spoiler:the plane Asuka was piloting crashed. She survived but she spent several months in a coma and when she woke up, she was a different, angrier person.]]
** Later Shinji managed to stop her from [[spoiler:committing suicide]], and it looked like if he had finally reached her out and they could start to repair their relationship. The next day she ran away.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': When he arrived on Tokyo-3 Sinji was gradually getting what he always wished: a family (Misato, Rei), a girlfriend (Asuka), and friends. He seemed powerful and cunning enough to take down any enemy, and he and his fellow pilots worked together marvelously. Then [[spoiler:Rei started to behave like a jealous {{Yandere}} and broke their teamwork, his best friend got crippled and his girlfriend's best friend got killed. He got stuck inside Unit 01 and after getting retrieved he was in a coma for a month. During that time Asuka, Rei and Misato fell utterly apart. Asuka got mind-raped by Arael and was in a coma since then, Rei hang herself and blew herself up to destroy Armisael and Misato got jailed.]] Needless to say, when Shinji woke up, he was... more than a ''little'' angry.
25th Jun '15 6:05:23 AM MachRider1985
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* FanFic/ADifferentMedius has a particularly cruel one. AU!Sam is swapped with her canon self, and among other things, she prevents a load of angst by defending Buwaro from an angel attack instead of Kieri, preventing the latter from angsting about betraying her own kind, and stops Buwaro and Kieri from playing the Archery Game, preventing Kieri from losing her grip when she would've seemingly missed a target. And, she even gets canon!Iratu to do a HeelFaceTurn and join canon!Rhea's party. [[spoiler: Then Moonshade kills Iratu for betraying him, which wouldn't have happened had Sam not been present.]]

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* FanFic/ADifferentMedius ''FanFic/ADifferentMedius'' has a particularly cruel one. AU!Sam is swapped with her canon self, and among other things, she prevents a load of angst by defending Buwaro from an angel attack instead of Kieri, preventing the latter from angsting about betraying her own kind, and stops Buwaro and Kieri from playing the Archery Game, preventing Kieri from losing her grip when she would've seemingly missed a target. And, she even gets canon!Iratu to do a HeelFaceTurn and join canon!Rhea's party. [[spoiler: Then Moonshade kills Iratu for betraying him, which wouldn't have happened had Sam not been present.]]
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'':
** After getting together Shinji and Asuka's lives had gotten better: they were happier and more stable, they had kicked an EldritchAbomination's posterior together, they were helping Rei to get in touch with her humanity and developing a strong bond with their teammate, their best friends were getting together... and then [[spoiler:the Bardiel incident happened. Hikari got trapped inside Unit-03 and they got fired.]]
** The whole fight against Zeruel was a sucession of Hope Spots. Several times Rei was apparently getting the upper hand or gaining an advantage or rising after getting stomped flat... right before getting pummelled by Zeruel again. And then [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka came along piloting Unit-03, saved Rei and started to beat Zeruel up... and then they ran out of power.
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24th Jun '15 7:38:35 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Shinji and Asuka had finally got the help they needed, they were talking to each other and with the assistance of powerful friends they were ready to take down the BigBad... when the dimensional gate through which they were transporting an army got blocked and they were cut off. Asuka got afraid all this was going to Hell ''again'' because their lives had been a long string of hope spots.
** Described by Asuka in chapter 46:
--->“I just know this is going to go to Hell somehow. It always does. Something good happens, and then the world shits all over us again. You and I meet, then spend years missing each other’s signals. We’re beating the Angels easily, coming together as a team, and then your asshole father springs the Dummy Plug system on us. We survive the Third Impact, then get a world of thugs, rapists, and warlords. And now we finally… talk to each other, and then this… I just know something more is going to go wrong here, because this world hates us,” Asuka said wearily into his chest.
19th Feb '15 11:44:10 AM jessicaotiesha
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* It was sort of a [[FreezeFrameBonus Blink And You'll Miss It]] but at the end of Crippled - Body and Souls, by Kevin D. Hammel when Shampoo knocked Ranma out of the wheelchair he landed on his legs and felt pain. It was forgotten in an instant due to the situation but it could be a sign that Ranma is regaining feeling in his legs.
6th Jan '15 12:30:05 PM TheUnsquished
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* ''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=41731481#t41731481 Close Every Door]]'' has two. The first is when [[AxisPowersHetalia Russia]] realizes that [[spoiler:America is insane and most likely is the one who kidnapped England. It's ruined when [[CassandraTruth no one listens to him]], thinking that he is just slandering America out of jealousy.]] The second is when [[spoiler:a witness tells Canada that a man matching England's description was seen carried into a house in Virginia, leading the nations searching for him to scour the state. Unfortunately America realizes that they caught on, and moves England to another state.]]

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* ''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=41731481#t41731481 Close Every Door]]'' has two. The first is when [[AxisPowersHetalia [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Russia]] realizes that [[spoiler:America is insane and most likely is the one who kidnapped England. It's ruined when [[CassandraTruth no one listens to him]], thinking that he is just slandering America out of jealousy.]] The second is when [[spoiler:a witness tells Canada that a man matching England's description was seen carried into a house in Virginia, leading the nations searching for him to scour the state. Unfortunately America realizes that they caught on, and moves England to another state.]]
30th Dec '14 9:42:23 AM Scabex615
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* Chapter 5 of ''FanFic/DespairsLastResort'' has a series of them. After going through four trials and witnessing the execution of [[spoiler: Arata]], the seven remaining students declare that they'll no longer play by Monokuma's rules and refuse to kill. The next day, he shows up with a new motive and reveals [[spoiler: not only is there a thief who's identity is unknown but someone among them didn't lose their memories and is working for him]]. It seems like they're still going to work together and decide to look over all the strange items that have been appearing in their rooms. But then Takara and a few others realize [[spoiler: even though they met in a location without cameras, the mole was still with them and could tell Monokuma everything.]]. The students start fighting with each other for a number of reasons, though after Miyako tells them they're being foolish it seems like everyone's going to settle their differences. Miyako even has a plan to make sure it all stops. [[spoiler: Turns out that plan of hers involves committing suicide so the others can work together and letting the killing end.]]
8th Aug '14 5:04:17 AM Hyperion5
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* Occurs twice in ''[[FanFic/TheVinylAndOctaviaSeries Vinyl and Octavia Duel Destiny]]'':
** The first time, Octavia is given evidence which proves who the real murderer is. She's ready to use it...[[spoiler: only to be disbarred from practicing law since it's inadmissible evidence.]]
** The second time, the courtroom doors burst open and it seems that somepony is about to come through and save the case...[[spoiler: only for it to be revealed that Vinyl opened the door with her telekinesis in the hopes of invoking this.]]
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