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8th Mar '17 12:02:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MegaManStarForce'', Hyde is under the impression that people will not love his grim, macabre works of art until after he dies. This is a motive for his villainy in the first place, as he tries to find Mu to become immortal so that he may live to see people appreciate him. When this doesn't seem to be working out, he starts an art class for children to get them to appreciate the art when they grow older, but they all ignore him and simply come for the free food. Free food provided by Luna Platz at that, who is perhaps is his sole earnest student.

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* In ''MegaManStarForce'', ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', Hyde is under the impression that people will not love his grim, macabre works of art until after he dies. This is a motive for his villainy in the first place, as he tries to find Mu to become immortal so that he may live to see people appreciate him. When this doesn't seem to be working out, he starts an art class for children to get them to appreciate the art when they grow older, but they all ignore him and simply come for the free food. Free food provided by Luna Platz at that, who is perhaps is his sole earnest student.
5th Mar '17 8:55:58 PM AnimBunnie
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* On an episode of Series/{{Icarly}} Spencer writes an obituary for himself and posts it in the local newspaper in a last desperate attempt to get his art noticed.

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* On an episode of Series/{{Icarly}} Series/{{iCarly}} Spencer writes an obituary for himself and posts it in the local newspaper in a last desperate attempt to get his art noticed.
4th Mar '17 10:32:11 AM nombretomado
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* A recently discovered play by MarkTwain, ''Is He Dead?'', is based on the short story described above with a smattering of AttractiveBentGender and some rather funny {{Melodrama}}.

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* A recently discovered play by MarkTwain, Creator/MarkTwain, ''Is He Dead?'', is based on the short story described above with a smattering of AttractiveBentGender and some rather funny {{Melodrama}}.
18th Feb '17 8:09:02 PM RampinUp46
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* Paul Baloff of {{Music/Exodus|Band}}, during his lifetime, was often considered a poor singer with too much anger and no control over his voice. After his death, having sang on only one studio album and one live album, he was widely praised for his raw, chaotic vocal style, as well as his enthusiasm for thrash metal.

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* Paul Baloff of {{Music/Exodus|Band}}, during his lifetime, {{Music/Exodus|Band}} was often considered a poor singer with too much anger and no control over his voice.voice during his lifetime. After his death, having sang on only one studio album and one live album, he was widely praised for his raw, chaotic vocal style, as well as his enthusiasm for thrash metal.


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* Similarly, Music/TheGerms were a relatively popular L.A. area band mainly known outside of their devoted fanbase for being unbookable due to their shows frequently ending in riots. It wasn't until frontman Darby Crash committed suicide that the band was VindicatedByHistory and recognized for helping to kickstart the HardcorePunk movement, although it took a while to set in due to Darby's death occurring the day before John Lennon was killed.
14th Feb '17 10:16:16 PM ratty
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* Music/BuddyHolly and Music/RitchieValens would almost certainly not have gotten their {{Biopic}}s had it not been for the fateful Winter Dance Party flight. Averted in the case of Music/TheBigBopper.

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* Music/BuddyHolly and Music/RitchieValens would almost certainly not have gotten their {{Biopic}}s had it not been for the fateful Winter Dance Party flight. Averted in the case of Music/TheBigBopper.Music/TheBigBopper, though it's arguably due to the effects of this that he even gets mentioned at all nowadays.
14th Feb '17 9:07:11 AM LaptopGuy
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* Creator/CarrieFisher was very well known for playing Princess Leia in the ''Film/StarWars'' films, but she had no real profile beyond ''Star Wars'' and wasn't nearly as iconic as her co-star Creator/HarrisonFord. Her shocking death at the end of 2016, capping off a year of surprisingly high number of high-profile celebrity deaths, truly made the world fall in love with her all over again.

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* Creator/CarrieFisher was very well known for playing Princess Leia in the ''Film/StarWars'' films, but she had no real profile beyond ''Star Wars'' and wasn't nearly as iconic as her co-star Creator/HarrisonFord. Her shocking death at the end of 2016, capping off a year of surprisingly high number of high-profile celebrity deaths, truly made the world fall in love with her all over again. On a related note, Creator/DebbieReynolds, Fisher's mother, died a day after her daughter. Reynolds was a star from the '50s who was relatively obscure at the time of her death, but the fact that she died just ''one day'' after Fisher gave her passing a lot more attention than it would have gotten otherwise.
13th Feb '17 12:40:04 PM Madrugada
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* Creator/CarrieFisher was very well known for playing Princess Leia in the ''Film/StarWars'' films, but she had no real profile beyond ''Star Wars'' and wasn't nearly as iconic as her co-star Creator/HarrisonFord. Her shocking death at the end of 2016, capping off a year of surprisingly high number of high-profile celebrity deaths, truly made the world fall in love with her all over again. Her most iconic character was adapted into the feminist symbol of "The Resistance" movement against the newly-inaugurated President UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, relating to Leia's role in the fight against the Galactic Empire in the original trilogy and "The Resistance" group she led from ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. It also helps that Fisher was a very vocal critic of Trump during his campaign. On a related note, Creator/DebbieReynolds, Fisher's mother, died a day after her daughter. Reynolds was a star from the '50s who was relatively obscure at the time of her death, but the fact that she died just ''one day'' after Fisher gave her passing a lot more attention than it would have gotten otherwise.

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* Creator/CarrieFisher was very well known for playing Princess Leia in the ''Film/StarWars'' films, but she had no real profile beyond ''Star Wars'' and wasn't nearly as iconic as her co-star Creator/HarrisonFord. Her shocking death at the end of 2016, capping off a year of surprisingly high number of high-profile celebrity deaths, truly made the world fall in love with her all over again. Her most iconic character was adapted into the feminist symbol of "The Resistance" movement against the newly-inaugurated President UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, relating to Leia's role in the fight against the Galactic Empire in the original trilogy and "The Resistance" group she led from ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. It also helps that Fisher was a very vocal critic of Trump during his campaign. On a related note, Creator/DebbieReynolds, Fisher's mother, died a day after her daughter. Reynolds was a star from the '50s who was relatively obscure at the time of her death, but the fact that she died just ''one day'' after Fisher gave her passing a lot more attention than it would have gotten otherwise.
8th Feb '17 11:31:27 PM LaptopGuy
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* Although a certain reinterest in her and her work was already brewing in the last years of her life, particularly with Bridget Fonda's character Kelly Porter in ''Film/GraceOfMyHeart'' being loosely based on her [[note]]Lesley co-wrote a song Kelly sang in the movie, "My Secret Love", but was unhappy with the experience and in not even being invited by the film's producers to the movie premiere[[/note]], and "You Don't Own Me" being featured heavily in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'', the death of [[TheSixties 1960's]] TeenQueen Lesley Gore in 2015 to cancer seems to have further awakened interest in her music, with pop singer Grace covering "You Don't Own Me" (using Lesley's '60's producer, QuincyJones) for the soundtrack to ''Film/SuicideSquad'' and Lesley's original recording being inducted in the 2017 Grammy Hall of Fame. Labels like the London-based Ace Records and American label Real Gone Music have reissued her back catalog, and a biography based on her life, also titled "You Don't Own Me", was released in 2016.

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* Although a certain reinterest in her and her work was already brewing in the last years of her life, particularly with Bridget Fonda's character Kelly Porter in ''Film/GraceOfMyHeart'' being loosely based on her [[note]]Lesley co-wrote a song Kelly sang in the movie, "My Secret Love", but was unhappy with the experience and in not even being invited by the film's producers to the movie premiere[[/note]], and "You Don't Own Me" being featured heavily in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'', the death of [[TheSixties 1960's]] TeenQueen Lesley Gore in 2015 to cancer seems to have further awakened interest in her music, with Australian pop singer Grace covering "You Don't Own Me" (using Lesley's '60's producer, QuincyJones) with an assist from rapper Music/GEazy for the soundtrack a hit popularized by a trailer to ''Film/SuicideSquad'' and Lesley's original recording being inducted in the 2017 Grammy Hall of Fame. Labels like the London-based Ace Records and American label Real Gone Music have reissued her back catalog, and a biography based on her life, also titled "You Don't Own Me", was released in 2016.



* Narrowly averted by Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, who had built a standing over the previous couple of decades as a recluse, bridge-burner (he basically refused to involve himself with anything WWE-affiliated), {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and cynic (with some mild-to-moderate bigotry suggested as well). At [=WrestleMania=] XXX, he put all that to rest and made up with several people whom he shared beefs with, got inducted into the 2014 Hall of Fame, mending things over with the audience the night after, which precluded his death from heart failure the following day. All this went to restore his reputation, allowing him to be fondly remembered in the times after as a great wrestling legend without the need for posthumous reconsideration.

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* Narrowly Nearly averted by Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, who had built a standing over the previous couple of decades as a recluse, bridge-burner (he basically refused to involve himself with anything WWE-affiliated), {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and cynic (with some mild-to-moderate bigotry suggested as well). At [=WrestleMania=] XXX, he put all that to rest and made up with several people whom he shared beefs with, got inducted into the 2014 Hall of Fame, mending things over with the audience the night after, which precluded his death from heart failure the following day. All this went to restore his reputation, allowing him to be fondly remembered in the times after as a great wrestling legend without the need for posthumous reconsideration.
8th Feb '17 11:21:50 PM LaptopGuy
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* After a string of flops in the 80s, Creator/GeneWilder had retired from acting, with the public mostly remembering him for playing the title role in the classic 1971 movie musical ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', based on Creator/RoaldDahl's classic novel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. His death in August 2016 not only helped sustain ''Wonka'''s great legacy, but also raised the profile of his other films such as ''Film/TheProducers'', ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', and ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and everyone began citing him as one of the greatest comedic actors of all time. On a related note, while Creator/TimBurton's [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film version of ''Charlie'']], starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, had faced intense HypeBacklash for over a decade for what was being increasingly seen as a butchered remake of the original film, Wilder's death firmly solidified the '71 film as the definitive adaptation of the book and sent the '05 film into pure DeaderThanDisco territory.

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* After a string of flops in the 80s, Creator/GeneWilder had retired from acting, with the public mostly remembering him for playing the title role in the classic 1971 movie musical ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', based on Creator/RoaldDahl's classic novel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. His death in August 2016 not only helped sustain ''Wonka'''s great legacy, but also raised the profile of his other films such as ''Film/TheProducers'', ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', and ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and everyone began citing him as one of the greatest comedic actors of all time. On a related note, while Creator/TimBurton's [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film version of ''Charlie'']], starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, had faced intense HypeBacklash for over a decade for what was being increasingly seen as a butchered remake of the original film, film as opposed to a TruerToTheText adaptation of of Dahl's original book, Wilder's death firmly solidified the '71 film as the definitive adaptation of the book and sent the '05 film into pure DeaderThanDisco territory.
8th Feb '17 11:19:51 PM LaptopGuy
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* After a string of flops in the 80s, Creator/GeneWilder had retired from acting, with the public mostly remembering him for playing the title role in the classic 1971 movie musical ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', based on Creator/RoaldDahl's classic novel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. His death in August 2016 raised the profile of his other films such as ''Film/TheProducers'', ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', and ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and everyone began citing him as one of the greatest comedic actors of all time. On a related note, while Creator/TimBurton's [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film version of ''Charlie'']], starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, had faced intense HypeBacklash for over a decade for what was being increasingly seen as a butchered remake of the original film, Wilder's death firmly solidified the '71 film as the definitive adaptation of the book.

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* After a string of flops in the 80s, Creator/GeneWilder had retired from acting, with the public mostly remembering him for playing the title role in the classic 1971 movie musical ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', based on Creator/RoaldDahl's classic novel ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. His death in August 2016 not only helped sustain ''Wonka'''s great legacy, but also raised the profile of his other films such as ''Film/TheProducers'', ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', and ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' and everyone began citing him as one of the greatest comedic actors of all time. On a related note, while Creator/TimBurton's [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film version of ''Charlie'']], starring Creator/JohnnyDepp, had faced intense HypeBacklash for over a decade for what was being increasingly seen as a butchered remake of the original film, Wilder's death firmly solidified the '71 film as the definitive adaptation of the book.book and sent the '05 film into pure DeaderThanDisco territory.


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* Creator/CarrieFisher was very well known for playing Princess Leia in the ''Film/StarWars'' films, but she had no real profile beyond ''Star Wars'' and wasn't nearly as iconic as her co-star Creator/HarrisonFord. Her shocking death at the end of 2016, capping off a year of surprisingly high number of high-profile celebrity deaths, truly made the world fall in love with her all over again. Her most iconic character was adapted into the feminist symbol of "The Resistance" movement against the newly-inaugurated President UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, relating to Leia's role in the fight against the Galactic Empire in the original trilogy and "The Resistance" group she led from ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. It also helps that Fisher was a very vocal critic of Trump during his campaign. On a related note, Creator/DebbieReynolds, Fisher's mother, died a day after her daughter. Reynolds was a star from the '50s who was relatively obscure at the time of her death, but the fact that she died just ''one day'' after Fisher gave her passing a lot more attention than it would have gotten otherwise.
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