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22nd Nov '16 7:47:37 PM Vir
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* In VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps this is given as the backstory for Lieutenant Cunningham of FOX, a CIA sponsored black ops organization, as he used to be a soldier during Vietnam but suffered an injury to his leg that required it to be amputated thus ending his career. During the story he expresses resentment towards the CIA for giving him a desk job after his injury when he used to be a distinguished warrior. A common theme in the overall story of the Metal Gear games is that soldiers are mistreated by their governments, Cunningham being downsized is viewed as another example of this ideal.

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* In VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' this is given as the backstory for Lieutenant Cunningham of FOX, a CIA sponsored black ops organization, as he used to be a soldier during Vietnam but suffered an injury to his leg that required it to be amputated thus ending his career. During the story he expresses resentment towards the CIA for giving him a desk job after his injury when he used to be a distinguished warrior. A common theme in the overall story of the Metal Gear games is that soldiers are mistreated by their governments, Cunningham being downsized is viewed as another example of this ideal.
16th Nov '16 11:39:50 AM ashlay
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* Ryuji's backstory in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Ryuji was a star high school runner, but his gym teacher put him through TrainingFromHell that broke his legs, as the teacher wanted only the volleyball teams ''he'' started to be the darlings of the school. Ryuji is now completely unable to run for more than a few minutes without experiencing massive pain.
23rd Oct '16 9:30:15 PM Steven
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* Coach in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' used to be a pro in football and was well on his way in joining the big leagues. He suffered a knee injury that forced him to retire from the sport and became a high school health education teacher instead. Even with the injury, the ZombieApocalypse doesn't slow him down from kicking some zombie ass.
29th Sep '16 8:11:44 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/GlassMask'' has this as Tsukikage's background. Twenty-odd years ago, she was performing the Crimson Goddess play and a stage-spotlight snapped and fell on her. It resulted in badly burning half of her face, to the point that she stopped stage-acting since.

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* ''Manga/GlassMask'' has this as Tsukikage's background. background, plus [[DownerBeginning a flashback to it is the starting point of the 2005 anime]]. Twenty-odd years ago, she Tsukikage was performing the Crimson Goddess her prized ''Crimson Goddess'' play and but a stage-spotlight snapped and fell on her. It resulted in [[TwoFaced badly burning half of her face, face]], to the point that she stopped stage-acting since.since and switched to teaching; it also kickstarted her obsession to find the perfect actress to give her the ''Crimson Goddess'' role.



* In ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', both Haruka Harukaze and [[spoiler:Mio Segawa]] went through this trope when young and, as a result, had to give up on their piano playing and IdolSinger careers, respectively.

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* In ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', both ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'':
** Doremi and Poppu's mother
Haruka Harukaze was a prospect piano player, but got a severe hand injury and [[spoiler:Mio Segawa]] went through this trope when young and, as a result, had to give up on their piano playing and it up.
** [[spoiler: Onpu's mother Miho]] once was a promising [[spoiler:
IdolSinger careers, respectively.in training]] but during an audition she took a severe StaircaseTumble and the wounds she sustained forced her to retire. [[spoiler: This is why she's a borderline StageMom to Onpu: her kid is naturally talented and likes the spotlight, but in practice Miho is reliving her [[TragicDream tragically lost dreams]] through her.]]



* In the finale of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': [[spoiler:Kenshin's career as a swordsman is brought to an end because his fragile build couldn't keep up with the the demands of his sword style, resulting in irreparable damage to his muscle tissue. He's just fine with this, however, since he's brought closure to his past and wishes to settle down with Karou]].

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* In the finale of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': [[spoiler:Kenshin's career as a swordsman is brought to an end because his fragile build couldn't keep up with the the demands of his sword style, resulting in irreparable damage to his muscle tissue. He's just fine with this, however, since he's brought closure to his past and wishes to settle down with Karou]].Kaoru]].



* This happens to anyone in later ''FireEmblem'' games that "dies" but is too critical to the plot to be removed (and doesn't cause a Game Over when defeated, as happens to the main characters.) Everyone else is subject to FinalDeath.

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* This happens to anyone in later ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games that "dies" but is too critical to the plot to be removed (and doesn't cause a Game Over when defeated, as happens to the main characters.) Everyone else is subject to FinalDeath.
28th Sep '16 11:53:25 PM WithFlowers
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* ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'''s second season has Dr. Brock Holt, who was a brilliant surgeon until he lost a hand in a horrifying garbage disposal accident. After the world's first successful hand transplant, he's back to performing surgery, but reduced to working at the serial-killer-stalked C.U.R.E. Institute (formerly [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Our Lady of Perpetual Suffering Hospital]]).
27th Sep '16 6:52:54 AM res20stupid
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* From the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' series:
** [[VideoGame/Persona3 Kazuchi Miyamoto]] is a sports team member who is seriously risking losing the ability to walk in order to train and win a competition [[spoiler: so that he can convince his nephew, who was crippled in an accident, to undergo rehab. Eventually he quits the team to recuperate.]]
** [[JapaneseDelinquent Ryuji]] [[TheBigGuy Sakamoto]], one of the party members from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' also has this as his backstory. He was forced to quit the Track Team after a teacher ''broke his legs'' so that the Track Team could receive less funding than the volleyball team and while he can still walk and run it's not on the same level as he used to. This is one of the reasons he becomes a party member - to get revenge on the [[StarterVillain teacher]].
25th Sep '16 9:30:41 PM Benthelame
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* This trope is used in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' The Bronze Kneecap explains that tripping over The Crimson Chin's titular facial feature was what caused him to injure his knee and ended his career. He subsequently smelts all of his bronze trophies and makes them into his villain costume.Timmy views this as a major overreaction and The Bronze Kneecap responds that The Crimson Chin never even said he was sorry.
** It should also be noted that Timmy unwittingly did the same thing to Mr.Bickles during the episode and manages to evade such extreme repercussions by apologizing and effectively TalkingTheMonsterToDeath. (Although Timmy didn't actually injure Mr Bickles. He just put on a better magic act and consequently drove him out of business. ) It's hard to feel sorry for him given that he's basically a spoof of the WideEyedIdealist who has a new "Dream" every single solitary episode. The fact that Timmy ruined one out of countless and merely by [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter being better at it]] makes Mr. Bickles seem like a stupid selfish baby.

** This trope is played with in yet another episode. In this one, Timmy cannot sing his part for Mr Bickles play because he needs his tonsils taken out. That doesn't stop him from trying to sing anyway, but does Mr Bickles take it well when Timmy fails due to his aching throat? No. He just drops to his knees and whines about his so-called dream being ruined. This time someone else's career is "Ended" by someone else's illness.
22nd Sep '16 9:26:10 AM DouglasFir
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* It happens a couple of times on ''Series/{{MASH}}''.
** In one episode, a football player has to have his leg amputated.
** In another, a concert pianist loses dexterity in his hand.

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* It happens a couple of few times on ''Series/{{MASH}}''.
''Series/{{MASH}}'':
** In one episode, a football player has to have his leg amputated.
amputated. Feeling angry and bitter about it, he contemplates suicide, thinking that playing football was the only thing that he was any good at. But as he and Radar reminisce about a tough game he played, he remembers the importance of not giving up, so he leaves with the resolve to at least try.
** In another, another episode, a concert pianist loses dexterity in his hand.hand. Unlike the football player, he doesn't hold it against his doctor, but is still left with a lot of self-loathing and the belief that his gift of music is gone. Major Winchester helps him through it by giving him some sheet music for the left hand only. The man claims that he can't make a career out of those pieces and Winchester is aware of it, but he does this act to show him that, regardless of his physical ability, he still has his gift and encourages him to find other ways to share it with the world. "You and the piano will always be as one."
** In another episode, an army helicopter pilot is revealed to have diabetes. He kept it a secret for this long by scrounging his own insulin and watching what he consumes. He doesn't want to lose his career as an army pilot, but since it's inevitable when his disease is exposed, he accepts this graciously by the end of the episode and, from what he says, appears at least willing to accept a desk job.
21st Sep '16 1:50:18 AM KYCubbie
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* Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi, former UsefulNotes/FormulaOne and UsefulNotes/IndyCar racing driver, lost both of his legs in a [[http://youtu.be/KysP71KKzIc horrific crash]] that nearly killed him. [[HandicappedBadass He made the best of it]] and started two new careers. He proved competitive in his first in touring car racing, using a car fitted with hand controls. His second post-injury career as a Paralympic athlete in handcycling was even more successful than either of his auto racing careers. Between the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics, Zanardi has won five medals, three of them gold.

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* Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi, former UsefulNotes/FormulaOne and UsefulNotes/IndyCar racing driver, lost both of his legs in a [[http://youtu.be/KysP71KKzIc horrific crash]] that nearly killed him. [[HandicappedBadass He made the best of it]] and started two new careers. He proved competitive in his first in touring car racing, using a car fitted with hand controls. His second post-injury career as a Paralympic athlete in handcycling was even more successful than either of his auto racing careers. Between He won three medals, two of them gold, in the 2012 and 2016 London Paralympics, Zanardi has won five medals, three of them gold.and did the same at Rio in 2016.
18th Sep '16 6:22:18 PM KYCubbie
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* Lou Gehrig had to retire from baseball due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (which became known in North America as Lou Gehrig's disease.)

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* Lou Gehrig had to retire from baseball due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (which became known in North America as Lou Gehrig's disease.)disease).
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