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25th Jun '17 8:32:48 AM Piterpicher
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* The end of Hong Gildong arc in ''ShinAngyoOnshi''. The main character [[spoiler: willingly traps himself in a LotusEaterMachine which he considered a FateWorseThanDeath]] betting on OneInAMillionChance of breaking free versus certain death otherwise. His main companion [[spoiler: is deceived into working for the BigBad]]. AntiVillain antagonists of the arc [[spoiler: are mostly dead.]] The main character's former old friend [[spoiler: remains undead in the thrall to the BigBad, and is revealed to be unable to die or to break free unless his body is completely obliterated]]. The city that the protagonists protected in the arc [[spoiler: is taken over by the BigBad]]. The BigBad decides to stop fooling around and get to the businness of [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]], revealing his vast true power and his array of superhuman henchmen. Few good guys still standing are being manipulated by him.

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* The end of Hong Gildong arc in ''ShinAngyoOnshi''.''Manhwa/ShinAngyoOnshi''. The main character [[spoiler: willingly traps himself in a LotusEaterMachine which he considered a FateWorseThanDeath]] betting on OneInAMillionChance of breaking free versus certain death otherwise. His main companion [[spoiler: is deceived into working for the BigBad]]. AntiVillain antagonists of the arc [[spoiler: are mostly dead.]] The main character's former old friend [[spoiler: remains undead in the thrall to the BigBad, and is revealed to be unable to die or to break free unless his body is completely obliterated]]. The city that the protagonists protected in the arc [[spoiler: is taken over by the BigBad]]. The BigBad decides to stop fooling around and get to the businness of [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]], revealing his vast true power and his array of superhuman henchmen. Few good guys still standing are being manipulated by him.
21st Jun '17 2:43:41 AM NeoTerraKnight
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' two-part Season Four Finale "The Disaster" involved Rob using the reality-warping Universal Remote to systematically ruin Gumball's life by [[spoiler:tearing his family apart with Darwin running away, Richard and Nicole arguing into a ''divorce'', making Gumball lose track of Anais, and then breaks his girlfriend Penny's heart before ''pushing her from the upper floor into her likely death'' just as Rob paused the moment to rub it into Gumball]]. Then he drops the bombshell to Gumball on [[spoiler:the world they are in not being real for it is a TV show and uses the remote to try to send him into the Void.]] After their fight, [[spoiler:Rob throws his thought-to-be-dead remote to the Void to get rid of Gumball... with the latter able to reach it and rewind to the beginning to prevent the disaster from happening.]]
13th Jun '17 6:14:54 AM Dravencour
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* The phone call in ''TheWall'': Pink finally gets through to his wife, only to learn that another man is answering the phone. What's more, he has to learn this ''through the dispatcher''. At that point, he well and truly disconnects from the world around him.

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* The phone call in at the end of "Young Lust" from ''TheWall'': Pink finally gets through to his wife, only to learn that another man is answering the phone. What's more, he has to learn this ''through the dispatcher''. At that point, he well and truly disconnects from the world around him.him.
** "Run Like Hell" and "Waiting For The Worms" act as another one, with Pink in full-bore fascist mode, inciting his fans to violence. It is only when Pink realizes just what the hell he is doing in "Stop" that things take a turn for the better.
30th May '17 2:09:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* Partway through ''Manga/SchoolLive'' a series of horrible events causes the girls to have to evacuate their school. [[spoiler:Kurumi]] is bit by a zombie and it seems like she is a goner [[spoiler:until Miki finds an experimental antidote and it works]]. Not too soon afterwards Kurumi and Miki become surrounded by zombies however make it out fine. [[spoiler:Moments later a [[HopeSpot rescue helicopter]] crashes when the pilot becomes a zombie]] and this sets the school on fire and it becoming uninhabitable.

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* Partway through ''Manga/SchoolLive'' ''Manga/SchoolLive'', a series of horrible events causes the girls to have to evacuate their school. [[spoiler:Kurumi]] is bit by a zombie and it seems like she is a goner [[spoiler:until Miki finds an experimental antidote and it works]]. Not too soon afterwards afterwards, Kurumi and Miki become surrounded by zombies however make it out fine. [[spoiler:Moments later a [[HopeSpot rescue helicopter]] crashes when the pilot becomes a zombie]] and this sets the school on fire fire, making it uninhabitable. The anime toned everything down a bit by the helicopter crash and it becoming uninhabitable.decreasing Miki's injuries]].



** In its sequel, Kovu gets banished from both Pride Rock and the outlanders.

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** In [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride its sequel, sequel]], Kovu gets banished from both Pride Rock and the outlanders.



* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', all the heroes have a soul crushingly heartrending night where Master Oogway, the only one who stopped Tai Lung before and the only one who has faith in Po as the Dragon Warrior, dies, leaving Master Shifu with a seemingly impossible promise to train the fat panda, while Po now fully realizes how hopeless he truly is, on top of his profound self-loathing that even Shifu cannot alleviate. Meanwhile, Tigress feels she has no other choice but to defy her master; and with of the Furious Five in tow, they set out to stop Tai Lung by themselves despite his prohibition.
* Also ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', when Po is seemingly dead (with his doubts about his real parents keeping him from fighting as well as he should be), Master Croc and Master Storming Ox have both given up, and the Furious Five are captured by Lord Shen, who plans to use his cannon to kill them for the whole world to see and bring an end to Kung Fu.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', all ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
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the heroes have a soul crushingly heartrending night where Master Oogway, the only one who stopped Tai Lung before and the only one who has faith in Po as the Dragon Warrior, dies, leaving Master Shifu with a seemingly impossible promise to train the fat panda, while Po now fully realizes how hopeless he truly is, on top of his profound self-loathing that even Shifu cannot alleviate. Meanwhile, Tigress feels she has no other choice but to defy her master; and with of the Furious Five in tow, they set out to stop Tai Lung by themselves despite his prohibition.
* Also ** In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', when Po is seemingly dead (with his doubts about his real parents keeping him from fighting as well as he should be), Master Croc and Master Storming Ox have both given up, and the Furious Five are captured by Lord Shen, who plans to use his cannon to kill them for the whole world to see and bring an end to Kung Fu.



* Wrestling/RingOfHonor's darkest hour was May 22nd 2004, in the wake of the Rob Feinstein scandal, said co founder was fired, ROH lost its distribution company, it was unable to host Maryland Championship Wrestling's ''Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup'' also because of said scandal, several of their best talents including champions were barred from returning by Wrestling/{{TNA}} and their ''Generation Next'' event was held in a tent due to them being kicked out of an armory on account of the US Army needing it to fight a war against Iraq. During the event, the fan votes to determine who were the best of the new wrestlers ROH had managed to bring in [[CheapHeat were trashed]] by Wrestling/AustinAries, Wrestling/RoderickStrong, Jack Evans and Alex Shelley, on the basis ''they'' were the best the company had to offer... the interest they generated may have ironically ended being one of the things that saved the company.[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/RingOfHonor's darkest hour was May 22nd 2004, in the wake of the Rob Feinstein scandal, said co founder was fired, ROH lost its distribution company, it was unable to host Maryland Championship Wrestling's ''Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup'' also because of said scandal, several of their best talents including champions were barred from returning by Wrestling/{{TNA}} and their ''Generation Next'' event was held in a tent due to them being kicked out of an armory on account of the US Army needing it to fight a war against Iraq. During the event, the fan votes to determine who were the best of the new wrestlers ROH had managed to bring in [[CheapHeat were trashed]] by Wrestling/AustinAries, Wrestling/RoderickStrong, Jack Evans and Alex Shelley, on the basis ''they'' were the best the company had to offer... the interest they generated may have ironically ended being one of the things that saved the company.company.
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* ''Our Solemn Hour'' by Music/WithinTemptation.

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* ''Our "Our Solemn Hour'' Hour" by Music/WithinTemptation.Music/WithinTemptation.
-->In my darkest hours I could not foresee that the tide could turn so fast to this degree
-->Can't believe my eyes
-->How could you be so blind?
-->Is the heart of stone, no empathy inside?



* Explicitly invoked in The Devil Came Back to Georgia.

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* Explicitly invoked in The "The Devil Came Back to Georgia. Georgia"
18th May '17 9:39:02 AM Diem
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' Rinoa is drifting out of control through space in a spacesuit that has 25 minutes of air tops, the powerful tyrant Adel has been reawakened, the Lunar Cry which causes monsters to migrate in massive numbers has started and is aimed at a major populated city where Squall's friends are, and Squall is stuck in a life support pod, powerless.
16th May '17 3:44:00 PM iowaforever
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited season finales:

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited Unlimited'' season finales:


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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' Episode C; [[spoiler: Just when it looks like Jack is going to make headway in his mission to destroy Aku, with his LoveInterest Ashi at his side, the demon himself shows up and discovers that Ashi is [[LukeIAmYourFather biological daughter]], a fact he [[PeoplePuppets gleefully exploits]] to get Jack and Ashi to fight. Then, he forcefully transforms Ashi into a [[OneWingedAngel demonic female replica of himself]], Ashi trying and failing to fight the corruption before begging Jack for a MercyKill. Jack cannot go through with it and [[KneelBeforeZod surrenders]], with the last shot of the episode being Aku holding the sword in triumph while the samurai sits slumped over in defeat.]]
14th May '17 2:36:44 PM Quackeytrope
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** The 2003 anime: Dante and the Homunculi kidnap and immobilize Alphonse, place him in a giant transmutation circle, and plan to use him as a Philosophers Stone, so Dante can pull a GrandTheftMe on Rose. [[spoiler: Then Edward gets killed by Envy while trying to save them]].

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** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime: anime]]: Dante and the Homunculi kidnap and immobilize Alphonse, place him in a giant transmutation circle, and plan to use him as a Philosophers Stone, so Dante can pull a GrandTheftMe on Rose. [[spoiler: Then Edward gets killed by Envy while trying to save them]].
14th May '17 2:35:33 PM Quackeytrope
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** The 2003 anime: Dante and the Homunculi kidnap and immobilize Alphonse, place him in a giant transmutation circle, and plan to use him as a Philosophers Stone, so Dante can pull a GrandTheftMe on Rose. [[spoiler: FromBadToWorse Then Edward gets killed by Envy while trying to save them]].

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** The 2003 anime: Dante and the Homunculi kidnap and immobilize Alphonse, place him in a giant transmutation circle, and plan to use him as a Philosophers Stone, so Dante can pull a GrandTheftMe on Rose. [[spoiler: FromBadToWorse Then Edward gets killed by Envy while trying to save them]].
14th May '17 2:33:59 PM Quackeytrope
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** The 2003 anime: Dante and the Homunculi kidnap and immobilize Alphonse, place him in a giant transmutation circle, and plan to use him as a Philosophers Stone, so Dante can pull a GrandTheftMe on Rose. [[spoiler: FromBadToWorse Then Edward gets killed by Envy while trying to save them]].



** The original ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' was this to the entire DC Multiverse, [[spoiler: and it ended with only one universe left (a completely rebooted version of the main DCU)]].

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** The original ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' was this to for the entire DC Multiverse, [[spoiler: and it ended with only one universe left (a completely rebooted version of the main DCU)]].
27th Apr '17 3:29:06 PM MasterFuzzy
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** ''Death in Heaven'' is supposedly the Earth's darkest hour, and the Doctor's, according to him. Considering all the other darkest hours he's had, this pronouncement may not be taken entirely seriously.
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