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14th Nov '16 5:42:09 AM godzillavkk
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** Kaiba suffers a lot from this trope due to most of the {{Filler Arc}}s being focused on him, the Big Five arc mentioned above being one of them (keep in mind that he wasn't nearly as present in the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]]). Another example is the Virtual World arc (which took place in the middle of Battle City), where Kaiba went through a lot of CharacterDevelopment and got to prove his superiority to his stepfather and defeat him for good... only for the Battle City semifinals to come along, where Kaiba is driven by an unhealthy hatred for Gozaburo and [[spoiler:{{Rage Quit}}s after he loses to Yugi (again), resolving to blow up the island and end the tournament prematurely]].

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** Kaiba suffers a lot from this trope due to most of the {{Filler Arc}}s being focused on him, the Big Five arc mentioned above being one of them (keep in mind that he the wasn't nearly as present in the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]]). Another example is the Virtual World arc (which took place in the middle of Battle City), where Kaiba went through a lot of CharacterDevelopment and got to prove his superiority to his stepfather and defeat him for good... only for the Battle City semifinals to come along, where Kaiba is driven by an unhealthy hatred for Gozaburo and [[spoiler:{{Rage Quit}}s after he loses to Yugi (again), resolving to blow up the island and end the tournament prematurely]].



* Like with Beauty and the Beast, the endle)ss number of sequels of ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' have been criticized for having the characters recycle their personalities(even if their personalities barely resemble their originals. For example, in the first film [[Jerkass Cera]] goes through character development about accepting help from others, that sometimes accepting help is needed, and that being a jerkass won't get you far in life, all while living in a [[CrapsackWorld]]. You'd think that after surviving a incredibly dangerous journey she'd have changed, but EVERY sequel always has her start of a Jerkass and learn to accept help and stop being a jerkass, but no matter how dangerous the journey, she's always back to being a jerkass at the start of the nest movie.

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* Like with Beauty and the Beast, the endle)ss number of sequels of ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' have been criticized for having the characters recycle their personalities(even if their personalities barely resemble their originals. For example, in the first film [[Jerkass Cera]] {{Jerkass Cera}} goes through character development about accepting help from others, that sometimes accepting help is needed, and that being a jerkass won't get you far in life, all while living in a [[CrapsackWorld]]. You'd think that after surviving a incredibly dangerous journey she'd have changed, but EVERY sequel always has her start of a Jerkass and learn to accept help and stop being a jerkass, but no matter how dangerous the journey, she's always back to being a jerkass at the start of the nest movie.
14th Nov '16 5:40:05 AM godzillavkk
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*Like with Beauty and the Beast, the endle)ss number of sequels of ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' have been criticized for having the characters recycle their personalities(even if their personalities barely resemble their originals. For example, in the first film [[Jerkass Cera]] goes through character development about accepting help from others, that sometimes accepting help is needed, and that being a jerkass won't get you far in life, all while living in a [[CrapsackWorld]]. You'd think that after surviving a incredibly dangerous journey she'd have changed, but EVERY sequel always has her start of a Jerkass and learn to accept help and stop being a jerkass, but no matter how dangerous the journey, she's always back to being a jerkass at the start of the nest movie.
22nd Oct '16 11:41:17 PM TheCuza
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** In Season 4, the RunningGag of Nancy and John Redcorn's affair ends when they finally begin feeling bad about betraying Dale's trust (which is an incredibly rare commodity from a paranoid ConspiracyTheorist like Dale) and part ways amicably. Then in Season 11, Redcorn attempts to restart the affair, and though Nancy is tempted[[note]]Especially since she starts losing her hair due to stress and believes that getting back together with Redcorn will make things better[[/note]], she ultimately stands by her man.

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** In Season 4, the RunningGag of Nancy and John Redcorn's affair ends when they finally begin feeling bad about betraying Dale's trust (which is an [[ConspiracyTheorist incredibly rare commodity from a paranoid ConspiracyTheorist like Dale) commodity]]) and part ways amicably. Then in Season 11, Redcorn attempts to restart the affair, and though Nancy is tempted[[note]]Especially since she starts losing her hair due to stress and believes that getting back together with Redcorn will make things better[[/note]], she ultimately stands by her man.
22nd Oct '16 11:40:08 PM TheCuza
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** In Season 4, the RunningGag of Nancy and John Redcorn's affair ends when they finally begin feeling bad about betraying Dale's trust (which is an incredibly rare commodity) and part ways amicably. Then in Season 11, Redcorn attempts to restart the affair, and though Nancy is tempted[[note]]Especially since she starts losing her hair due to stress and believes that getting back together with Redcorn will make things better[[/note]], she ultimately stands by her man.

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** In Season 4, the RunningGag of Nancy and John Redcorn's affair ends when they finally begin feeling bad about betraying Dale's trust (which is an incredibly rare commodity) commodity from a paranoid ConspiracyTheorist like Dale) and part ways amicably. Then in Season 11, Redcorn attempts to restart the affair, and though Nancy is tempted[[note]]Especially since she starts losing her hair due to stress and believes that getting back together with Redcorn will make things better[[/note]], she ultimately stands by her man.
22nd Oct '16 4:49:54 PM pinkdalek
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* Tellah in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' laments how he let himself be taken over by a desire for revenge and then asks Cecil [[spoiler: to please avenge him and Anna]].

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* Tellah ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' laments how he let himself be taken over by a desire for revenge and then asks Cecil [[spoiler: to please avenge him and Anna]].Anna]].
** Almost certainly a mistake, but in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Cloud discards his [[FakeMemories fake]] ex-SOLDIER identity and announces to the party that he's going to live his life without pretending. If you talk to Yuffie in the immediate next room he'll use the phrase "When I was in SOLDIER"...
16th Oct '16 12:18:39 PM GhostHouse
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* A particularly disappointing one in ''Series/RobinHood''. Episode six of series three marks the first time since the season premiere that Robin displays pangs of grief over the [[spoiler:death of Marian]]. This leads to Robin breaking up with [[WomanScorned Isabella]], basing it on a) his duty to the King and England, b) his acknowledgment that he's never going to get the chance to have a normal life, c) [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies the danger that Isabella is in if she's known to be in league with Robin]], and d) the fact that he still misses Marian too much. The episode ends with him looking wistfully at a happy family, knowing that it's a future he can never have...only for him to turn around and stare at teammate [[TheScrappy Kate]] with a "oh yeah, ''she's'' got a crush on me too!" expression on his face, assisted by an uplifting musical cue as Kate smiles at him. It's direct foreshadowing for their hook-up two episodes later, a development that completely undermines all the poignancy of Robin's [[IWorkAlone earlier epiphany]]. So Robin's Aesop ''doesn't even last to the end of the episode in which he learns it.''

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* A particularly disappointing one in ''Series/RobinHood''. Episode six of series three marks the first time since the season premiere that Robin displays pangs of grief over the [[spoiler:death of Marian]]. This leads to Robin breaking up with [[WomanScorned Isabella]], basing it on a) his duty to the King and England, b) his acknowledgment that he's never going to get the chance to have a normal life, c) [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies the danger that Isabella is in if she's known to be in league with Robin]], and d) the fact that he still misses Marian too much. The episode ends with him looking wistfully at a happy family, knowing that it's a future he can never have...only for him to turn around and stare at teammate [[TheScrappy Kate]] Kate with a "oh yeah, ''she's'' got a crush on me too!" expression on his face, assisted by an uplifting musical cue as Kate smiles at him. It's direct foreshadowing for their hook-up two episodes later, a development that completely undermines all the poignancy of Robin's [[IWorkAlone earlier epiphany]]. So Robin's Aesop ''doesn't even last to the end of the episode in which he learns it.''



** Just like ''Animated'' Bumblebee, [[TheScrappy Miko]] from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' also has to learn (and forget) a lesson every other episode. Which is: rushing headfirst into trouble can, well, '''lead to trouble'''. In fact this has been the basis of so many episodes in the first season, some fans tend to chant "Oh, it's one of ''those'' episodes ''again''..." when they see her doing something reckless.

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** Just like ''Animated'' Bumblebee, [[TheScrappy Miko]] Miko from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' also has to learn (and forget) a lesson every other episode. Which is: rushing headfirst into trouble can, well, '''lead to trouble'''. In fact this has been the basis of so many episodes in the first season, some fans tend to chant "Oh, it's one of ''those'' episodes ''again''..." when they see her doing something reckless.
14th Oct '16 1:15:49 PM merotoker
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', Kaiba has forgotten his want to bury the past and focus on the future, instead focusing on seeing and dueling the Pharaoh one more time no matter the cost. Could also apply to Atem, given that [[spoiler: he appears pleased to see Kaiba and willing to duel him at the end of the movie, despite having supposedly 'put down his sword' (i.e. the need to fight) at the end of the manga when he left for the Afterlife, and having been the one to tell Kaiba that his urge to become the best was ruining him due to how unhealthy it was and how he would never find closure with that mindset at the end of Battle City.]]

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', Kaiba has forgotten his want to bury the past and focus on the future, instead focusing on seeing and dueling the Pharaoh one more time no matter the cost. Could also apply to Atem, given that [[spoiler: he appears pleased to see Kaiba and willing to duel him at the end of the movie, despite having supposedly 'put down his sword' (i.e. the need to fight) at the end of the manga when he left for the Afterlife, and having been the one to tell Kaiba that his urge to become the best was ruining him due to how unhealthy it was and how he would never find closure with that mindset at the end of Battle City.]]City]].



** Freeza is an ArrogantKungFuGuy who doesn't bother to hone any of his admittedly amazing power through training because he's that sure he outclasses everybody else. This leads to Goku (who is a HumbleHero who takes training very seriously) beating him soundly on Namek and [[NotWorthKilling leaving him to wallow with his wounded body and wounded pride]]. When Freeza is recovered and transformed into a {{Cyborg}}, he thinks this is enough to take revenge on Goku. Instead, he goes to Earth and is faced instead by Trunks, who humiliates him, slices him to ribbons and vaporizes him. When he's brought BackFromTheDead in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', he realizes neglecting his training was what got him beaten by Goku and killed by Trunks, so likely for the first time in his life he begins training hard and pushing himself and he even unlocks a new SuperMode. However, he clearly didn't learn all his lessons from Namek: [[spoiler:Part of the reason why he lost was because he never learned to control his full power, had no endurance for a prolonged fight, and couldn't respond to the situation once raw strength proved to be ineffective. His golden form grants him more power but has the exact same problems to ''an even greater extent''. After taking so much damage, he loses his ultimate transformation and is reduced to [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum simple rage quitting]].]]

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** Freeza is an ArrogantKungFuGuy who doesn't bother to hone any of his admittedly amazing power through training because he's that sure he outclasses everybody else. This leads to Goku (who is a HumbleHero who takes training very seriously) beating him soundly on Namek and [[NotWorthKilling leaving him to wallow with his wounded body and wounded pride]]. When Freeza is recovered and transformed into a {{Cyborg}}, he thinks this is enough to take revenge on Goku. Instead, he goes to Earth and is faced instead by Trunks, who humiliates him, slices him to ribbons and vaporizes him. When he's brought BackFromTheDead in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', he realizes neglecting his training was what got him beaten by Goku and killed by Trunks, so likely for the first time in his life he begins training hard and pushing himself and he even unlocks a new SuperMode. However, he clearly didn't learn all his lessons from Namek: [[spoiler:Part of the reason why he lost was because he never learned to control his full power, had no endurance for a prolonged fight, and couldn't respond to the situation once raw strength proved to be ineffective. His golden form grants him more power but has the exact same problems to ''an even greater extent''. After taking so much damage, he loses his ultimate transformation and is reduced to [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum simple rage quitting]].]]quitting]]]].



* Apparently, [[WesternAnimation/DanVs Dan]] learns that revenge is not the best way to solve your problems in [[OnceAnEpisode every last episode]]. Chris even lampshades this in one episode.

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* Apparently, [[WesternAnimation/DanVs Dan]] learns that revenge is not the best way to solve your problems in [[OnceAnEpisode [[OncePerEpisode every last episode]]. Chris even lampshades this in one episode.



** Mabel Pines is suffering from this trope is so blatant it may well turn out to be deliberate, considering how her arc appears to be moving towards a [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] of this. Her AesopAmnesia and often uncriticized rude behavior becomes ''[[DeconstructedTrope part of the plot]]'' when [[spoiler:it's subtly revealed that she's completely aware of how her actions have hurt others, but she's so afraid of growing up that she still refuses to change. Eventually this causes a crash in her relationship with her brother and even brings about ''[[HellOnEarth the end of the world'']]]].

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** Mabel Pines is suffering from this trope is so blatant it may well turn out to be deliberate, considering how her arc appears to be moving towards a [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] of this. Her AesopAmnesia Aesop Amnesia and often uncriticized rude behavior becomes ''[[DeconstructedTrope part of the plot]]'' when [[spoiler:it's subtly revealed that she's completely aware of how her actions have hurt others, but she's so afraid of growing up that she still refuses to change. Eventually this causes a crash in her relationship with her brother and even brings about ''[[HellOnEarth the end of the world'']]]].
3rd Oct '16 8:42:12 PM DerJermeister
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* In the original Franchise/StarWars trilogy and ''The Force Awakens'', the Galactic Empire and its successor, the First Order, repeatedly create planet-destroying weapons of mass destruction (the Death Stars and Starkiller Base) that have design flaws their antagonists exploit.
3rd Oct '16 2:58:04 AM Ciel12
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** Yami Yugi goes through this, as well, in the (also filler) DOMA arc. A big deal is made during his duel with Raphael of Yami Yugi being afraid of defeat, which makes him go to such extents as [[spoiler:being provoked into playing the Seal of Orichalcos, getting defeated anyway, and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone losing Yugi's soul]] as a result]]. This despite the fact that he learned a lesson about not being afraid of losing (and use defeat as a means to become stronger instead) back in Duelist Kingdom. Similarly, Mai becomes very desperate to win at all costs to prove herself in DOMA. ''She was the one who taught him the lesson in the first place''.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', Kaiba has forgotten his want to bury the past and focus on the future, instead focusing on seeing and dueling the Pharaoh one more time no matter the cost.

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** Yami Yugi goes through this, as well, in the (also filler) DOMA arc. A big deal is made during his duel with Raphael of Yami Yugi being afraid of defeat, which makes him go to such extents as [[spoiler:being provoked into playing the Seal of Orichalcos, getting defeated anyway, and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone losing Yugi's soul]] as a result]]. This despite the fact that he learned a lesson about not being afraid of losing (and use defeat as a means to become stronger instead) back in Duelist Kingdom.Kingdom, and he demonstrated that the lesson stuck in Battle City. Similarly, Mai becomes very desperate to win at all costs to prove herself in DOMA. ''She was the one who taught him the lesson in the first place''.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', Kaiba has forgotten his want to bury the past and focus on the future, instead focusing on seeing and dueling the Pharaoh one more time no matter the cost. Could also apply to Atem, given that [[spoiler: he appears pleased to see Kaiba and willing to duel him at the end of the movie, despite having supposedly 'put down his sword' (i.e. the need to fight) at the end of the manga when he left for the Afterlife, and having been the one to tell Kaiba that his urge to become the best was ruining him due to how unhealthy it was and how he would never find closure with that mindset at the end of Battle City.]]
26th Sep '16 4:30:58 PM luiz4200
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** In "Krusty Gets Kancelled", when Krusty loses his show, he's destitute because he never saved for this kind of situation. After getting his show back, he buys a ruby to use as a clown nose.
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