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10th Feb '17 9:40:01 AM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'': the back story for Logan, an ex-football star.

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* ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'': the The back story for Logan, an ex-football star.star, involves an injury that was career-ending in more ways than one. He was in a street-racing accident that not only badly injured his leg, but caused a massive scandal.
2nd Feb '17 5:59:05 PM lostbirdinatree
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* [[LegacyCharacter Before he became Yakumo the 8th]], Bon of ''Anime/ShouwaGenrokuRakugoShinjuu'' had an injury that caused him to limp and use a cane from a young age. His mother, a {{Geisha}}, handed him over to Yakumo the 7th, a rakugo master, as a result of this injury since said injury caused him to be unable to dance. However, since {{Geisha}} are exclusively women, Bon would have had to look for a different career anyway.
13th Jan '17 10:44:57 AM rockmanx
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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. massive pain.

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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. massive pain.
13th Jan '17 10:38:42 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** [[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]].
* 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.
* 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.

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** [[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 subjected him to such a TrainingFromHell that he ''broke his legs'' legs'', so that the Track Team could receive less funding than the volleyball team and team; 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]].
* 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.
* 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
ass. massive pain.
3rd Jan '17 12:09:08 AM KingClark
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-->-- '''CityGuards''' ([[WelcomeToCorneria Yes, inexplicably, most of them]]), ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''

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-->-- '''CityGuards''' ([[WelcomeToCorneria Yes, yes, inexplicably, most of them]]), ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''
1st Jan '17 8:44:27 PM Soufriere
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** [[spoiler: Onpu's mother Miho]] once was a promising [[spoiler: IdolSinger 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.]]

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** [[spoiler: Onpu's mother Miho]] once was a promising [[spoiler: IdolSinger [[spoiler:IdolSinger in training]] but during an audition she took a severe StaircaseTumble and the wounds she sustained forced her to retire. [[spoiler: This [[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 Kaoru]].

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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', being a series about sword-fighting, has several examples, as well as aversions:
** Discussed with Yuutaro, the second student of the revived Kamiya Kasshin School, who ends up in the way of one of Raijuta's air-slicing attacks that severs the tendons in his sword-arm. While Kaoru and Yahiko mourn the loss of their promising junior, Yuutaro himself declares that if he can't use his right hand anymore, he'll use his left instead… and his rich dad is willing to send him to doctors in Germany to try and repair his right arm anyway. A brief glance at the dojo's wall in the DistantFinale shows Yuutaro listed as a junior instructor.
** The Meiji government tried to invoke this on Makoto Shishio, Kenshin's successor as Manslayer, because they feared his ambition. They jumped him at night, knocked him out, and burned him alive. That certainly ended his old career. Unfortunately for the government, it just made Shishio angry…
** At the beginning of the "Jinchuu" arc, a flashback shows that near the end of the civil war, Kenshin fought a massive samurai working for the Shogunate and cut off his sword hand. When the samurai demanded Kenshin kill him because of this, Kenshin refused. The samurai did ''not'' take the mercy well, and carried a grudge for years.
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In the finale of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': finale, [[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 Kaoru]].Kaoru]].
** Anime-only example: In the first episode, Gohei Hiruma was a former student at the Kamiya Kasshin dojo who harassed and was overly violent towards the other students. In retaliation, Kaoru's father shattered the knuckles on Gohei's right hand, specifically mentioning this trope as the reason. It doesn't take, as Gohei learns to fight left-handed – which is what clues Kenshin in to having Kaoru check her father's old records. During their fight, Kenshin shatters the knuckles on Gohei's ''left'' hand, ensuring that he can never hold a sword again.
26th Dec '16 10:11:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/HappyGilmore'', "Chubbs" Peterson was a pro league golfer before a crocodile bit his hand off.
21st Dec '16 8:12:51 AM TheNerevarine
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* Maria "Katyusha" Andreevna in ''ComicBook/{{Uber}}'' was a fearsome Soviet sniper until she lost her right hand in action and for a time, lamented that she was completely done. Up until she underwent her transformation into a [[SuperSoldier uber]], she grew her right hand back, but she didn't need to be a sniper again.
13th Dec '16 8:04:04 PM Doug86
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* This happens to anyone in later ''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.

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* This happens to anyone in later ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/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.
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.
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