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18th Sep '16 11:47:00 AM deven0711
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* For the Boston Red Sox, the 2004 ALCS can be considered this. The Yankees had just beaten them in three straight games, having beaten them at Fenway in a [[Main/CurbStompMatch tramautic blowout 19-8]]. There they were, top of the 9th, Game 4 of the ALCS. The Yanks were three outs away from clinching the series and heading to the World Series yet again. [[spoiler: For the Sox, things got better from there.]]
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* For the Boston Red Sox, the 2004 ALCS can be considered this. The Yankees had just beaten them in three straight games, having beaten them at Fenway in a [[Main/CurbStompMatch tramautic blowout 19-8]]. There they were, top of the 9th, Game 4 of the ALCS. The Yanks were three outs away from clinching the series and heading to the World Series yet again. [[spoiler: For the Sox, things got better from there.]]
12th Sep '16 7:13:10 AM SSJMagus
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* Naturally, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' continues the trend.
** In the season 2 premier, ''The Siege of Lothal'', the [[DefectorFromDecadence defecting Minister Tua]] is killed as the Rebels try to bring her to safety and they are framed by the Empire for her murder. Darth Vader [{CurbStompBattle effortlessly dominates]] the entire group, then lets them escape in order to find the Rebel fleet. He proceeds to [[OneManArmy single-handedly decimate the fleet]]. Suring the battle, Ahsoka senses the horrible truth that Vader is her mentor and friend Anakin Skywalker, while Vader likewise senses that Ahoska is still alive. And while the surviving Rebels (including the main cast) escape, the effort to liberate Lothal that had been the focus of the entire first season [[ShaggyDogStory is rendered a complete failure]], with the Imperial presence on Ezra's homeworld being larger and more oppressive than ever.
** In the season 2 finale, ''Twilight of the Apprentice'', on the ancient Sith world Malachor, the group encounters Darth Maul, who subtly tempts Ezra toward the Dark Side and then [[EyScream blinds]] Kanan. And the Sith Temple that Maul tricked Ezra into unlocking via a Sith Holocron turns out to be a planet-killing superweapon. Ezra pleads with the Holocron's AI to shut down the weapon, saying he doesn't want it, but the Holocron responds that if Ezra doesn't want the power, maybe the one outside the door will. Ezra looks out and discovers that it's not Maul as might be expected. It's worse. It's [[TheDreaded Darth Vader]]. [[spoiler:Kanan and Ezra manage to shut down the weapon by removing the Holocron, but barely escape with their lives. Ahsoka, however, doesn't escape at all, with it being ambiguous whether she died or is "merely" trapped forever in the Sith Temple.]]
3rd Sep '16 7:40:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Even ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' gets one of these awful moments. [[spoiler:To start things off, while Tia's pleading for Count Michael Zeppelin to stop doing the wrong thing and return to the path of righteousness, he gets suddenly and deliberately obliterated into a burst of flames from behind by a lightning bolt. Then his daughter Iris appears [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness calling him a useless old man]] without remorse and then proceeds to kick off Tia's HeroicBSOD by attacking and fatally injuring her with another attack. When Tia desperately wants to know what the hell is going on, she gives off a lecture revealing the AwfulTruth to both her and Lilli [[AndThatsTerrible to both of their horrors]], throwing Tia even further into her Blue Screen of Death mode; the fact that she started RKS's coup against the [[HolyRomanEmpire empire]] [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]], and that she killed her own father to make his adoptive daughter Zorne suffer without regret. And after that, she decides she doesn't need Tia any further so she's about to finish her off and kill her with one last attack. Had it not been for Freu coming in with her BigDamnHeroes moment, her attack would've done so and Iris would've been free to continue doing as she pleased with no one to stop her and therefore made it all result in a DownerEnding for everyone else]].

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* Even ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' gets one of these awful moments. [[spoiler:To start things off, while Tia's pleading for Count Michael Zeppelin to stop doing the wrong thing and return to the path of righteousness, he gets suddenly and deliberately obliterated into a burst of flames from behind by a lightning bolt. Then his daughter Iris appears [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness calling him a useless old man]] without remorse and then proceeds to kick off Tia's HeroicBSOD by attacking and fatally injuring her with another attack. When Tia desperately wants to know what the hell is going on, she gives off a lecture revealing the AwfulTruth to both her and Lilli [[AndThatsTerrible to both of their horrors]], throwing Tia even further into her Blue Screen of Death mode; the fact that she started RKS's coup against the [[HolyRomanEmpire [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire empire]] [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]], and that she killed her own father to make his adoptive daughter Zorne suffer without regret. And after that, she decides she doesn't need Tia any further so she's about to finish her off and kill her with one last attack. Had it not been for Freu coming in with her BigDamnHeroes moment, her attack would've done so and Iris would've been free to continue doing as she pleased with no one to stop her and therefore made it all result in a DownerEnding for everyone else]].
1st Sep '16 3:44:25 PM 1810072342
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* The end of Chapter 10 of ''Webcomic/TheSanityCircus''. Attley is revealed to be a [[EldritchAbomination Scarecrow]], and has taken mortal damage. [[BigBadFriend Posey]] has abducted her. Steven has been beheaded. Dr. King is almost certainly dead. Fletch collapses to his knees, and Mrs. F crawls tragically out of Attley's abandoned hat.
28th Aug '16 10:55:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{HAWX}} 2'', at the end. Most of the squad is dead, the Russian general has access to the laser satellites, and nukes are launching all over the place.

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* ''{{HAWX}} ''VideoGame/{{HAWX}} 2'', at the end. Most of the squad is dead, the Russian general has access to the laser satellites, and nukes are launching all over the place.
28th Aug '16 3:23:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the Libyan Civil War, Gaddafi's assault on Benghazi was this for the rebels. He had the superior forces, the rebel capital was certain to fall, and the promised Western support was nowhere to be seen. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Cue]] [[BigDamnHeroes the]] [[GaulsWithGrenades French]] [[GunshipRescue air]] [[TheCavalry force]], followed by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 120+]] [[YanksWithTanks Tomahawk]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]].

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* During the Libyan Civil War, Gaddafi's assault on Benghazi was this for the rebels. He had the superior forces, the rebel capital was certain to fall, and the promised Western support was nowhere to be seen. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Cue]] [[BigDamnHeroes the]] [[GaulsWithGrenades [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades French]] [[GunshipRescue air]] [[TheCavalry force]], followed by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 120+]] [[YanksWithTanks Tomahawk]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]].
27th Aug '16 3:26:15 AM whereismytea
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* In anime adaptation of ''Manga/Brave10'', by the end of episode 11, the bad guys have won, or at least they been successful at BullyingADragon.[[labelnote:*]]The pacing of defeats and victories in the manga mean things aren't as all around dismal there during the same events.[[/labelnote]] In the sequel, ''[=Brave10 S=]'', the darkest hour is [[spoiler:the [[BreakingTheFellowship breaking up of the Braves]] post-Battle of Ueda.]]
17th Aug '16 10:04:46 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' is this for the whole ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' as Gotham is taken over by the Scarecrow and an army under his and the titular Arkham Knight's command, all of the villains are working with Scarecrow to finally take down Batman, the city is evacuated of all but a few cops and several thugs, and said thugs are rioting throughout the city. [[spoiler:Within the game, it's the climax, as Batman surrenders to Scarecrow, who exposes his identity and injects him with fear toxin. However, all the latter [[NiceJobFixingItVillain is finally allow Batman to rid himself to the infection caused by the Joker blood from]] ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]''.]]
16th Aug '16 6:39:46 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': The Empire is born, Padme dies, Anakin becomes Darth Vader and the Jedi are exterminated (which sets up the conflict for the next 3 films).

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** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': The Empire is born, Padme dies, Anakin becomes Darth Vader and most of the Jedi Order are exterminated (which sets up the conflict for the next 3 films).



** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': The New Republic is getting bogged down by attempts to negotiate with the remnants of the Empire. They don't want to recognize the real threat that exists. General Leia and the Resistance aren't getting the backing they need. Luke has disappeared after his new crop of Padawans was slaughtered, and Leia and Han have been traumatized to a split by their son falling to the Dark Side and wanting to be just like his grandfather.

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** Between ''Return of the Jedi'' and ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': The New Republic is getting bogged down by attempts to negotiate with the remnants of the Empire. They don't want to recognize the real threat that exists. General Leia and the Resistance aren't getting the backing they need. Luke has disappeared after his new crop of Padawans was slaughtered, and Leia and Han have been traumatized to a split by their son falling to the Dark Side and wanting to be just like his grandfather. grandfather.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Several moments could be counted as this. The First Order using Starkiller Base to destroy the Hosnian Prime system and annihilating the New Republic Senate and its main fleet with it can be this for the Resistance. And during the final battle at Starkiller Base, [=TIE=] fighters are preventing the Resistance's X-Wings from destroying the main power source of the base, and the weapon is nearly charged to be able to annihilate the Resistance's base planet, and also, [[spoiler: Kylo Ren kills Han Solo so that he would not get brought back to the light side of the Force]].
30th Jul '16 7:03:44 PM deven0711
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* For the Boston Red Sox, the 2004 ALCS can be considered this. The Yankees had just beaten them in three straight games, having beaten them at Fenway in a [[Main/CurbStompMatch tramautic blowout 19-8]]. There they were, top of the 9th, Game 4 of the ALCS. The Yanks were three outs away from clinching the series and heading to the World Series yet again. [[spoiler: For the Sox, things got better from there.]]
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