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16th May '18 5:56:54 AM MagiMecha
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** In ''Anime/GundamBuildDivers'', Koichi Nanase was one of the top Gunpla builders and players of the game preceeding Gunpla Battle Nexus Online, Gunpla Duel. However, when his friends abandoned him and the game in favor of GBN, Koichi is so devastated by it that he ends up retiring from everything and becomes a {{hikkiomori}} for four years until Riku and his friends come to him for help.
14th May '18 5:24:19 PM BlazingTrolls
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* Named for the famous incident in Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''[[Literature/TheIliad Iliad]]'', which fits the formula almost perfectly, with an added touch. Agamemnon tries to coax Achilles back by meeting the demands he originally made before the new threat, but Achilles [[OffTheTable now refuses them]]. Also, in stark contrast to modern TV examples, Achilles does not learn AnAesop about teamwork or friendship. He re-enters battle out of pure blood rage, after his [[strike: [[HoYay best friend]]]] [[IncestIsRelative cousin]] Patroclus kicks the bucket, and winds up forming an OddFriendship with the enemy king instead of with Agamemnon.

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* Named for the famous incident in Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''[[Literature/TheIliad Iliad]]'', which fits the formula almost perfectly, with an added touch. Agamemnon tries to coax Achilles back by meeting the demands he originally made before the new threat, but Achilles [[OffTheTable now refuses them]]. Also, in stark contrast to modern TV examples, Achilles does not learn AnAesop about teamwork or friendship. He re-enters battle out of pure blood rage, after his [[strike: [[HoYay best friend]]]] [[IncestIsRelative cousin]] friend and cousin Patroclus kicks the bucket, and winds up forming an OddFriendship with the enemy king instead of with Agamemnon.
2nd May '18 4:17:38 PM Galadriel
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** In ''Film/ANewHope'', as soon as Han Solo gets the money for doing what he was hired to do, he jumps ship, claiming that he's NotInThisForYourRevolution. Of course, even people who haven't seen the movie knows what happens next: "You're all clear, kid! Let's blow this thing and go home!"
** Then he does it ''again'' at the beginning of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', though not directly onscreen. He also doesn't spend long running from bounty hunters before he discovers that Luke has gone missing and he pops back out again. The phrasing implies that both he and the Rebellion fully intends the tenting to be temporary in the ''Empire'' case -- it's not that Han Solo ''wants'' to leave, it's just that he's living under a death sentence while his debt to Jabba goes unpaid.
17th Apr '18 2:13:44 AM foxley
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* In ''Film/TallTale'', Paul Bunyan has become a recluse after the logging industry was modernized.
8th Mar '18 8:36:00 PM Truro
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** Bonus points for him being in an actual tent as he said that.



* Falco from ''VideoGame/StarFox'' did this in ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures Adventures]]'', and in one of the endings in ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxCommand Command]]''.

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%% * Falco from ''VideoGame/StarFox'' did this in ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures Adventures]]'', and in one of the endings in ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxCommand Command]]''.
19th Feb '18 9:19:30 PM MagiMecha
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* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Spongebob quickly loses his confidence in his skills as a fry cook when an infamously picky customer claims he left out the pickles on his Krabby Patty. The Krusty Krab falls apart while everyone is trying to get Spongebob back in the game, who has lost his confidence in ''everything''. When Spongebob returns and confronts the customer again, the customer learns his little trick [[ItOnlyWorksOnce can only work once]] as Spongebob realizes what happened to the pickles, making the customer flee.
19th Feb '18 12:50:37 AM Truro
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* Shinon did this in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' after Greil died and Ike became leader of the mercenaries.
17th Feb '18 12:43:56 AM Truro
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* ''Series//TheBigBangTheory'' season five episode ''The Friendship Contraction''. After one bout too many of Sheldon's demanding behaviour, Leonard finally decides that he's had enough of Sheldon's self serving roommate agreement, so signs the form to suspend it. [[EntitledBastard Assuming that the rest of the group would leap at the chance to do Leonard's usual services for a mention in Sheldon's memoirs]], Sheldon seeks volunteers and finds that nobody wants to be his chauffeur. It highlights how much trouble Sheldon has functioning on his own. He even resorts to cutting the entire building's power just to try and bride Leonard into reinstating the "[[BlatantLies Mutual]] [[ItsAllAboutMe benefits]]" of the roommate agreement.

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* ''Series//TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': The season five episode ''The Friendship Contraction''. After one bout too many of Sheldon's demanding behaviour, behavior, Leonard finally decides that he's had enough of Sheldon's self serving roommate agreement, so signs the form to suspend it. [[EntitledBastard Assuming that the rest of the group would leap at the chance to do Leonard's usual services for a mention in Sheldon's memoirs]], Sheldon seeks volunteers and finds that nobody wants to be his personal chauffeur. It The episode highlights how much trouble Sheldon has functioning on his own. He even resorts to cutting the entire building's power just to try and bride Leonard into reinstating the "[[BlatantLies Mutual]] [[ItsAllAboutMe benefits]]" of the roommate agreement.
17th Feb '18 12:40:47 AM Truro
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* ''Series//TheBigBangTheory'' season five episode ''The Friendship Contraction''. After one bout too many of Sheldon's demanding behaviour, Leonard finally decides that he's had enough of Sheldon's self serving roommate agreement, so signs the form to suspend it. [[EntitledBastard Assuming that the rest of the group would leap at the chance to do Leonard's usual services for a mention in Sheldon's memoirs]], Sheldon seeks volunteers and finds that nobody wants to be his chauffeur. It highlights how much trouble Sheldon has functioning on his own. He even resorts to cutting the entire building's power just to try and bride Leonard into reinstating the "[[BlatantLies Mutual]] [[ItsAllAboutMe benefits]]" of the roommate agreement.
28th Jan '18 12:23:39 AM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Kara Zor-El of all people does this. In the course of a few weeks she has fought several inter-dimensional wars and been nearly killed by the Anti-Monitor, her own evil clone and Darkseid. This, on top of fourteen years fighting crooks and super-villains week after week has led to a burn-out and a strong desire to retiring. So, when the ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} turns up to ask her help again, she turns them down. She reluctantly joins them, though, when they explain Darkseid has the son of two of her worst enemies.
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