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12th May '18 7:55:20 AM PiDa
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** Side characters are not immune either:
*** Gray Fox gets this in reverse. At the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' he comes to terms with the fact that he's not a machine, but a person, and always fights for what he believes in. At the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', his younger self, who was raised as a machine, has to learn that he is a person. Not to mention, in ''Portable Ops'''s backstory, it's stated to be the ''second'' time Big Boss had to teach him this...
*** Otacon repeatedly loses women to his CartwrightCurse, grieves over them, and decides not to cry any more, before losing the next one, and the next...
28th Apr '18 11:17:49 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies'' that followed up ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' showed that Fiddler and Fiefer still played while Practical worked, and they generally blew off the Big Bad Wolf as a HarmlessVillain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies'' that followed up ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' ''WesternAnimation/TheThreeLittlePigs'' showed that Fiddler and Fiefer still played while Practical worked, and they generally blew off the Big Bad Wolf as a HarmlessVillain.
16th Apr '18 10:38:27 AM KingLyger
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** This was lampshaded in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E14FameAndMisfortune Fame and Misfortune]]" where a group of {{Loony Fan}}s accuse Fluttershy of having to re-learn confidence over and over. Fluttershy responds that someone's personality doesn't just completely change because of one event; they may need to be reminded a few times.
12th Apr '18 6:21:46 PM waters20
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** As far as villains go, Mojo is often hit with this when it comes to his schemes. You would think that a [[DitzyGenius super genius]] like Mojo would come up with the most complicated and otherwise brilliant plans to destroy the girls. But it turns out more often than not does he continue to [[DidntThinkThisThrough overlook a flaw in even his most simple schemes at the last second before he even takes the time to plan them carefully]]. And he continues to make the same mistakes every other time.

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** As far as villains go, Mojo Jojo is often hit with this when it comes to his schemes. You would think that a [[DitzyGenius super genius]] like Mojo would come up with the most complicated and otherwise brilliant plans to destroy the girls. But it turns out more often than not does he continue to [[DidntThinkThisThrough overlook a flaw in even his most simple schemes at the last second before he even takes the time to plan them carefully]]. And he continues to make the same mistakes every other time.
12th Apr '18 6:20:58 PM waters20
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** As far as villains go, Mojo is often hit with this when it comes to his schemes. You would think that a [[DitzyGenius super genius]] like Mojo would come up with the most complicated and otherwise brilliant plans to destroy the girls. But it turns out more often than not does he continue to [[DidntThinkThisThrough overlook a flaw in even his most simple schemes at the last second before he even takes the time to plan them carefully]]. And he continues to make the same mistakes every other time.
9th Apr '18 1:45:48 PM GlitterCat
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** Not to mention Rex the dinosaur learns to be braver and more confident in every film, only to forget it and SnapBack to being a coward at the start of the next one.
24th Mar '18 4:17:46 PM PiDa
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':''VideoGame/MetalGear'' has a ''very'' repetitive structure, which naturally leads to a lot of characters learning lessons over and over again.
** Solid Snake's entire character arc is him repeatedly learning the same lesson about his freedom from the battlefield at the end of every game, only to end up back on the battlefield because otherwise you couldn't have a sequel. This was a factor in Hideo Kojima's desire to retire Snake as a character by tying off his ending in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. To wit: Snake decided at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' that he was free from the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' showed him returning to the battlefield (declaring several times that battle was the only thing that made him feel alive) then deciding at the end that he was free of the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose with the person he loved, as he was now [[YourDaysAreNumbered liable to drop dead of a heart attack at any time]]. ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' showed him returning to the battlefield (this time completely willingly, alongside [[HeterosexualLifePartners one of the people he loved]]), and had him say Raiden was now free of the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose with the person he loved. The eventual end of his story in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' is for him to declare to Otacon that he was now free of the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose, because he is now seriously terminally ill - although when he says he wants to do this alone, Otacon says he should instead do it with the people he loves.



** Solid Snake's entire character arc is him repeatedly learning the same lesson about his freedom from the battlefield at the end of every game, only to end up back on the battlefield because otherwise you couldn't have a sequel. This was a factor in Hideo Kojima's desire to retire Snake as a character by tying off his ending in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. To wit: Snake decided at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' that he was free from the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' showed him returning to the battlefield (declaring several times that battle was the only thing that made him feel alive) then deciding at the end that he was free of the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose with the person he loved, as he was now [[YourDaysAreNumbered liable to drop dead of a heart attack at any time]]. ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' showed him returning to the battlefield (this time completely willingly, alongside [[HeterosexualLifePartners one of the people he loved]]), and had him say Raiden was now free of the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose with the person he loved. The eventual end of his story in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' is for him to declare to Otacon that he was now free of the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose, because he is now seriously terminally ill - although when he says he wants to do this alone, Otacon says he should instead do it with the people he loves.

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** Solid Snake's entire Raiden has a little of this, but significantly diminished compared to Snake. Raiden's backstory has him as a soldier trained on VR, whose viewing "war as a video game" is remarked on by Snake as being disturbing. At the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', he discovers that he has been manipulated into adopting a stereotypical video game character arc persona as a scheme to control his mind (the Colonel even compares it to "a type of role-playing game"), with his MeaningfulName showing how long this plan has been brewing. After [[TheBadGuyWins getting out alive]] he declares that he will "choose [his] own name - and [his] own life" and decides to rise up to the responsibility of raising his child. He then returns in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' in the series' recurring "Cyborg Ninja" archetype, having abandoned his family, now answering only to his hated codename "Raiden", and losing most of his personality in the process, focusing only on an obsessive and robotic desire to protect Snake which the previous Cyborg Ninjas also had - once again, reprising an empty video game character role, just as a side character this time. (Snake is him at least shown to be distressed and disappointed by the new Raiden, and repeatedly learning the same lesson about his freedom from the battlefield at the end of every game, only tries to end up back on the battlefield because otherwise you couldn't have a sequel. This was a factor in Hideo Kojima's desire to retire Snake as a character by tying off his ending in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. To wit: Snake decided at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' that he was free from the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' showed talk him into returning to his more human personality.) In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Raiden's personality goes back to being a [[CharacterRerailment more confident and mature version of his original character]], and he seems to have accepted the battlefield (declaring several times that battle was the only thing that made him feel alive) then deciding at the end that responsibility of looking after his family, though he was free of the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose now seems to be a lot more comfortable with the person he loved, idea of "war as he was now [[YourDaysAreNumbered liable to drop dead of a heart attack at any time]]. ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' showed him returning to the battlefield (this time completely willingly, alongside [[HeterosexualLifePartners one of the people he loved]]), video game" and had him say Raiden was now free of the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose with the person he loved. The eventual end of his story in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' is for him to declare to Otacon that he was now free of the battlefield and could live whatever life he chose, because he is now seriously terminally ill - although when he says he wants to do this alone, Otacon says he should instead do it with the people he loves.unapologetic about enjoying killing.
9th Mar '18 2:42:31 AM LinTaylor
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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]]]].
** Vegeta has this to the extreme. His pride is overwhelmingly strong, and no matter how many times he gets his ass kicked by the villains, gets surpassed by Goku, or receives a [[BreakTheHaughty lesson in humility]], he just can't let it go and goes right back to his arrogant self as soon as the crisis is resolved. The only lesson he seems to learn after the Cell Saga is to try to be a good father to his son Trunks after seeing Cell kill Future Trunks with his own eyes triggers him into a ki-spamming rage. It isn't until the very end of ''Z'' that the fuller Aesop finally sticks, and even then, come ''[[Anime/DragonBallSuper Super]]'', he still hauls ass trying and vowing to surpass Goku though his attitude about it is much healthier and he manages to get much closer.

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** Freeza is an ArrogantKungFuGuy who doesn't bother to hone any of was born insanely powerful and always just coasted on his admittedly amazing power through training because he's that sure he outclasses everybody else. natural talent. This leads lead him to a rude awakening and a severe humbling when Goku (who is a (a HumbleHero who takes training very seriously) beating him soundly on Namek achieved the legendary power of Super Saiyan and utterly destroyed Freeza, [[NotWorthKilling leaving him to wallow with stew in his wounded body and wounded pride]]. When Freeza is own failure]]. However, he's then recovered and transformed by his father, turned into a {{Cyborg}}, he thinks this is enough and immediately rushes off to take Earth to get revenge on Goku. Instead, he goes to Earth Goku...which gets him humiliated and is faced instead defeated by Trunks, a ''second'' Super Saiyan (Future Trunks), who humiliates him, slices actually kills him to ribbons and vaporizes him. When this time. In ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' he's brought BackFromTheDead in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', he realizes neglecting BackFromTheDead, seemingly having learned his training was what got him beaten by Goku lesson and killed by Trunks, so likely resolving to train 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 life, which lets him more achieve near-PhysicalGod levels of power in just four months. [[spoiler:And it's ultimately played straight, with Freeza ''still'' not learning his lesson. Golden Freeza is powerful, but has it practically bleeds stamina and tires him out quickly. Compounding things, he gets a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from Goku, who figured out the exact same problems flaw the moment he saw the new form. Needless to ''an even greater extent''. After taking so much damage, he loses his ultimate transformation and is reduced to say this doesn't sit well with Freeza, who [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum simple rage quitting]]]].
blows up the Earth in a giant ragequit]]]].
** Vegeta has this to the extreme. His pride is overwhelmingly strong, As the Prince of the Saiyans, he's convinced that he's the strongest being in the universe and no matter how many times tends to bite off more than he gets his ass kicked by the villains, gets surpassed by can chew when it comes to enemies, as well as refusing to work with anyone he considers inferior (which is basically everyone). To make matters worse, he's actually ''not'' as strong as Goku, or receives a [[BreakTheHaughty lesson in humility]], he just can't let it go which enrages Vegeta for decades in-universe and goes right back to results in his arrogant self as soon as being a liability for the crisis is resolved. The only lesson he seems to learn after the Cell Saga is to try to be a good father to his son Trunks after seeing Cell kill Future Trunks with his own eyes triggers him into a ki-spamming rage. guys quite often. It isn't until the very end of ''Z'' that the fuller Aesop finally sticks, sticks and even then, come he accepts that Goku is the better man. Come ''[[Anime/DragonBallSuper Super]]'', Super]]'' he still hauls ass trying and vowing wants to surpass Goku though his attitude but is far less bitter and toxic about it is much healthier it, and his massive sense of Saiyan pride becomes an asset rather than a liability since he manages goes from blind stupidity to get much closer.a top-class {{Determinator}}.
5th Mar '18 12:45:08 AM SpitbreakFTW
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''. [[LouisCypher Mr. Needful]] had [[DealWithTheDevil given]] Mr. Goldenfold aftershave that made him irresistible to women, but also impotent. Upon confronting Needfull about it, Needful declares that ''everything'' has a price and laughs evilly. Goldenfold breaks down, declaring that he deserves what he got for his greed and hubris. Rick shows up, cures Goldenfold's impotency, keeping the aftershave's positive effects, and Goldenfold immediately runs off with several beautiful women, yelling "I haven't learned a thing!"
1st Mar '18 4:30:40 PM SpicyStrawberries
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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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