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16th Feb '17 3:55:05 AM JackG
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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'': After [[spoiler:her handler dies]], the Social Welfare Agency isn't sure what do with Claes. She ends up splitting her time between destructive testing and starting her own garden on Agency land.

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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'': After [[spoiler:her handler dies]], the Social Welfare Agency isn't sure what do with Claes. She ends up splitting her time between destructive testing and starting her own garden on Agency land. She got the hobby from her handler, who himself was drawn to this trope after an injury forced him to retire (before the SWA recruited him).
16th Feb '17 3:50:50 AM JackG
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* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy D'Argo]] planned to do this in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. It was also considered that Crais [[spoiler: might have not died, but been transported away at the last moment]] and gone off to live his life as a farmer.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''
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[[ProudWarriorRaceGuy D'Argo]] planned to do this in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. marry [[GoodBadGirl Chiana]] and live with his son Jothee on a farm. However after years of deprivation as a slave, that's the last thing Jothee wants, or Chiana either.
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It was also considered that Crais [[spoiler: might have not died, but been transported away at the last moment]] and gone off to live his life as a farmer.
9th Feb '17 11:34:00 AM Tropetastic1995
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** This is expanded on in the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', with Goku having become a farmer after his last bout of saving the world, in order to provide for his family.

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** This is expanded on in the first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', with Goku having become a farmer after his last bout of saving the world, in order to provide for his family. Later episodes establish that Goku is actually quite good at it and that his vegetables are very popular at the local farmer's market. However, while Goku himself doesn't mind farming and even gets some statisfaction out of it, he mainly does it to keep Chi-Chi from complaining and would actually like to train a bit more, often looking for ways to combine training and farming.
9th Feb '17 8:53:17 AM eowynjedi
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* Sam ended ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' like this. True, gardening was his profession to begin with, but after all the adventures they went through, his final settlement in the Shire definitely had this feel. Of course he later went on to become the Mayor of the Shire, but in Hobbit politics that probably doesn't necessarily rule out country work on the side. Éowyn and Faramir do this as well. Though they technically end up ''ruling'' the province of Ithilien, talk as if they're hearing the [[CallToAgriculture Call]]. (Tolkien's message was evidently "stop fighting, take up gardening.")

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* Sam ended ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' like this. True, gardening was his profession to begin with, but after all the adventures they went through, his final settlement in the Shire definitely had this feel. Of course he later went on to become the Mayor of the Shire, but in Hobbit politics that probably doesn't necessarily rule out country work on the side. Éowyn and Faramir do this as well. Though they technically end up ''ruling'' the province of Ithilien, talk as if they're hearing the [[CallToAgriculture Call]]. (Tolkien's message was evidently "stop fighting, take up gardening.gardening--after you get rid of the fascists.")
3rd Feb '17 4:01:26 AM Doug86
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* In the beginning of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', {{Superman}} was trying to be a farmer again when he was visited by WonderWoman. By the end he's expanded to single-handedly replanting Kansas. FridgeBrilliance there: at the conclusion of the crisis, Superman returns to the peaceful profession of his (adoptive) parents, the Kents, just like Bruce Wayne, who becomes a full-time doctor like his father Thomas Wayne.

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* In the beginning of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} was trying to be a farmer again when he was visited by WonderWoman. By the end he's expanded to single-handedly replanting Kansas. FridgeBrilliance there: at the conclusion of the crisis, Superman returns to the peaceful profession of his (adoptive) parents, the Kents, just like Bruce Wayne, who becomes a full-time doctor like his father Thomas Wayne.



** So does {{Sharpe}}, and he is more successful at it.

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** So does {{Sharpe}}, Literature/{{Sharpe}}, and he is more successful at it.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' has Commissar Yarrick, defender of Hades Hive and hero of the Second Armageddon War, who retired to tend his small garden once Ghazghkull Thraka's Ork invasion had been beaten back. Of course, this being 40k, Yarrick came back out of retirement when Ghazghkull returned at the head of an even bigger Ork horde to launch the Third Armageddon War, and has vowed to go back only when Ghazghkull is dead.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has Commissar Yarrick, defender of Hades Hive and hero of the Second Armageddon War, who retired to tend his small garden once Ghazghkull Thraka's Ork invasion had been beaten back. Of course, this being 40k, Yarrick came back out of retirement when Ghazghkull returned at the head of an even bigger Ork horde to launch the Third Armageddon War, and has vowed to go back only when Ghazghkull is dead.



** Hell, the whole RuneFactory franchise might count, being a spinoff of its sister-series, HarvestMoon. Both the protagonists and their neighbors across all games dabble in the battlefield as much as they do in the sowing field, with varying degrees of success.

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** Hell, the whole RuneFactory ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' franchise might count, being a spinoff of its sister-series, HarvestMoon. Both the protagonists and their neighbors across all games dabble in the battlefield as much as they do in the sowing field, with varying degrees of success.



* Britpop band {{Music/Blur}}'s bassist Alex James produces cheese nowadays.

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* Britpop band {{Music/Blur}}'s Music/{{Blur}}'s bassist Alex James produces cheese nowadays.



* As UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo drew to a close the Willys-Overland company began to envision potential civilian markets for the Jeep. One of the first was as a "4-in 1" farm vehicle, taking over the roles of light tractor and stationary engine as well as a transporter that was both off-road capable and street-legal. While the first two roles never came to pass, the Land Rover Series I was based loosely on the same design, going on to become an IconicItem for British farmers, gamekeepers and many other rural occupations ever since. The trope ended up coming full-circle a few years later when the Land Rover was selected as the BoringButPractical option to replace the Jeep in British Army service, after the non-success of an AwesomeButImpractical custom-built replacement, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Champ Austin Champ]].

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* As UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII drew to a close the Willys-Overland company began to envision potential civilian markets for the Jeep. One of the first was as a "4-in 1" farm vehicle, taking over the roles of light tractor and stationary engine as well as a transporter that was both off-road capable and street-legal. While the first two roles never came to pass, the Land Rover Series I was based loosely on the same design, going on to become an IconicItem for British farmers, gamekeepers and many other rural occupations ever since. The trope ended up coming full-circle a few years later when the Land Rover was selected as the BoringButPractical option to replace the Jeep in British Army service, after the non-success of an AwesomeButImpractical custom-built replacement, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Champ Austin Champ]].
4th Jan '17 9:14:17 PM eowynjedi
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* Sam ended ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' like this. True, gardening was his profession to begin with, but after all the adventures they went through, his final settlement in the Shire definitely had this feel. Of course he later went on to become the Mayor of the Shire, but in Hobbit politics that probably doesn't necessarily rule out country work on the side.
** Éowyn and Faramir, though they technically end up ''ruling'' the province of Ithilien, talk as if they're hearing the [[CallToAgriculture Call]].

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* Sam ended ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' like this. True, gardening was his profession to begin with, but after all the adventures they went through, his final settlement in the Shire definitely had this feel. Of course he later went on to become the Mayor of the Shire, but in Hobbit politics that probably doesn't necessarily rule out country work on the side. \n** Éowyn and Faramir, though Faramir do this as well. Though they technically end up ''ruling'' the province of Ithilien, talk as if they're hearing the [[CallToAgriculture Call]].Call]]. (Tolkien's message was evidently "stop fighting, take up gardening.")
21st Dec '16 8:50:34 AM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'': After fighting a brutal war of secession against the United States and destroying or neutering every rival, protagonist John Rumford retires to his family farm... and [[AvertedTrope instructs a new generation of Anti-Muslim Crusader Knights in his tactics]]. Still, when he dies he has them put simply 'John Rumford- Farmer' on his headstone.
21st Dec '16 12:44:57 AM Xtifr
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* Coll from the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', a legendary hero who single-handedly entered [[{{Mordor}} Annuvin]] to rescue an oracular pig, retired to a farm called Caer Dallben to take care of that pig and work the farm.

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* Coll from the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', a legendary hero who single-handedly entered [[{{Mordor}} Annuvin]] to rescue an oracular pig, retired to a farm called Caer Dallben to take care of that pig and work the farm.
30th Nov '16 3:12:53 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* [[{{ComicBook/Dreadstar}} Vanth Dreadstar]] should be the ultimate example: the man destroys the entire MILKY WAY GALAXY, escapes to a different galaxy, and then he becomes a farmer (Granted, it ended up simply being a 30-40 year "break", before he became involved in an all-out war in his NEW galaxy...)

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* [[{{ComicBook/Dreadstar}} Vanth Dreadstar]] should be the ultimate example: the man destroys the entire MILKY WAY GALAXY, escapes to a different galaxy, and then he becomes a farmer farmer. (Granted, it ended up simply being a 30-40 year "break", before he became involved in an all-out war in his NEW galaxy...)



* Pinkie Pie in ''Fanfic/DividedRainbow''. Though unlike most examples of this trope, her taking up farming represents the ''beginning'' of Pinkie's problems...

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* Pinkie Pie in ''Fanfic/DividedRainbow''. Though unlike most examples of this trope, her taking up farming represents the ''beginning'' of Pinkie's problems...problems....



** Which is exactly what Taran wanted to do at the end of the series, having finally grasped the value of farming ... but as it turned out, fate had other plans.

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** Which is exactly what Taran wanted to do at the end of the series, having finally grasped the value of farming ...farming... but as it turned out, fate had other plans.



* In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', after centuries of being the protector to the [[SecretLegacy Heir of the Rivan Throne]], [[MamaBear Polgara]] finally settles down with her husband in a simple cottage in a quiet vale where hardly anybody else lives. She cultivates her own vegetables, makes her own soap ... and is probably the second richest person in the world as well as an all-powerful sorceress who can create things through power of her own Will.

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* In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', after centuries of being the protector to the [[SecretLegacy Heir of the Rivan Throne]], [[MamaBear Polgara]] finally settles down with her husband in a simple cottage in a quiet vale where hardly anybody else lives. She cultivates her own vegetables, makes her own soap ...soap... and is probably the second richest person in the world as well as an all-powerful sorceress who can create things through power of her own Will.



* Agent 47 from ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' became a gardener at a church following the events of ''[[VideoGame/HitmanCodename47 Codename 47]]''. Too bad the Mafia had to kidnap the local priest...

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* Agent 47 from ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' became a gardener at a church following the events of ''[[VideoGame/HitmanCodename47 Codename 47]]''. Too bad the Mafia had to kidnap the local priest...priest....



* If you recruit [[FourStarBadass General]] [[BaldOfAwesome Wallace]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' (the first official English release) and keep him alive until the end, his epilogue with read that, [[NoSenseOfDirection after somehow winding up in]] [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Ilia]], he spends the remainder of his days tilling the soil up there. Of course, he'd become a farmer after 30 years' worth of service as a knight to the Caelin house before he joins you, anyway, so it'd really be more correct to say that he went BACK to farming...

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* If you recruit [[FourStarBadass General]] [[BaldOfAwesome Wallace]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' (the first official English release) and keep him alive until the end, his epilogue with read that, [[NoSenseOfDirection after somehow winding up in]] [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Ilia]], he spends the remainder of his days tilling the soil up there. Of course, he'd become a farmer after 30 years' worth of service as a knight to the Caelin house before he joins you, anyway, so it'd really be more correct to say that he went BACK to farming...farming....



* Hitler's architect [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Albert Speer]] helped design and plant the garden in the Spandau Prison. He then spent all his free time walking around it, counting his laps. He was trying to walk around the world, you see[[note]]He got to South America, via the Bering Sea.[[/note]] Nice "Pride Goeth Before A Fall"-story: for all his power and grandiose plans for "Germania," this garden is the only thing of his projects that wasn't bombed, never built because of the war or demolished after the war (in Berlin, that is). [[note]]Actually, a street of lamp-posts also survived. Tourist guides like to point them out.[[/note]]

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* Hitler's architect [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Albert Speer]] helped design and plant the garden in the Spandau Prison. He then spent all his free time walking around it, counting his laps. He was trying to walk around the world, you see[[note]]He see.[[note]]He got to South America, via the Bering Sea.[[/note]] Nice "Pride Goeth Before A Fall"-story: for all his power and grandiose plans for "Germania," this garden is the only thing of his projects that wasn't bombed, never built because of the war or demolished after the war (in Berlin, that is). [[note]]Actually, a street of lamp-posts also survived. Tourist guides like to point them out.[[/note]]
27th Nov '16 5:31:54 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', the JustBeforeTheEnd prologue has Iceland resort to bombing boats full of refugees to stop the spread of ThePlague. The section of the prologue showing this focuses on a radar reader for the country's coast guard who has started having BadDreams and decides to quit to become a sheep herder. In the story's main timeframe, his great-grandson ends up a stowaway to a military crew exploring what has become a ForbiddenZone and his original job as a sheep herder contributes to emphasize just how out of place he is.
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