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22nd Aug '16 7:24:51 AM sgamer82
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* A darker example happens in ''Manga/ZombieLoan'', where [[spoiler: Reiichirou Chiba]] becomes so jaded with his boring life and how predictable his future will be that he kills himself. At which point he comes back to life as a superpowered zombie and becomes a serial killer. So... he did kind of get his wish.
** He is an ''extremely'' happy character. So, yeah. Cruel, psychotic bastard, but quite happy.

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* A darker example happens in ''Manga/ZombieLoan'', where [[spoiler: Reiichirou Chiba]] becomes so jaded with his boring life and how predictable his future will be that he kills himself. At which point he comes back to life as a superpowered zombie and becomes a serial killer. So... he did kind of get his wish.
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He is an ''extremely'' happy character. So, yeah. Cruel, psychotic bastard, but quite happy. So... he did kind of get his wish.
30th Jul '16 2:24:43 PM WillBGood
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* ''Theatre/{{Company}}'': In her song ''[[BSODSong The Ladies Who Lunch]]'', Joanne describes different sorts of rich, middle-aged women who wile away their time with different sorts of activities to avoid facing how empty and meaningless their lives are. By the third verse, she is describing herself.

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* ''Theatre/{{Company}}'': In her song ''[[BSODSong The Ladies Who Lunch]]'', Joanne describes different sorts of rich, middle-aged women who wile while away their time with different sorts of activities to avoid facing how empty and meaningless their lives are. By the third verse, she is describing herself.
17th Jul '16 6:24:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Company}}'': In her song ''[[BSODSong The Ladies Who Lunch]]'', Joanne describes different sorts of rich, middle-aged women who wile away their time with different sorts of activities to avoid facing how empty and meaningless their lives are. By the third verse, she is describing herself.

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* ''{{Company}}'': ''Theatre/{{Company}}'': In her song ''[[BSODSong The Ladies Who Lunch]]'', Joanne describes different sorts of rich, middle-aged women who wile away their time with different sorts of activities to avoid facing how empty and meaningless their lives are. By the third verse, she is describing herself.
23rd Jun '16 9:19:18 AM Quanyails
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** Though during his [[GambitRoulette MemoryGambit]], another side of Light is shown as well. When he loses his memories of ever using the Death Note, he becomes a WideEyedIdealist who not only despises the nature of Kira's actions, but even calls out L when his methods become too extreme.

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** Though during his [[GambitRoulette MemoryGambit]], MemoryGambit, another side of Light is shown as well. When he loses his memories of ever using the Death Note, he becomes a WideEyedIdealist who not only despises the nature of Kira's actions, but even calls out L when his methods become too extreme.
23rd Jun '16 9:18:24 AM Quanyails
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** Homura was also this, being a socially isolated orphan who spent half her life in the hospital. Part of the reason she [[spoiler:protects Madoka]] so adamantly is because- painful as the task is- it gives her a purpose to strive for and center her identity around. (In the finale, when this goal is actually achieved, she freaks out and starts crying.) Homura's character arc ends with her finding a meaningful purpose [[spoiler:that isn't dependent on Madoka or anyone else]] and asserting it [[spoiler:as she fights Wraiths]].

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** Homura was also this, being a socially isolated orphan who spent half her life in the hospital. Part of the reason she [[spoiler:protects Madoka]] so adamantly is because- painful because--painful as the task is- it is--it gives her a purpose to strive for and center her identity around. (In the finale, when this goal is actually achieved, she freaks out and starts crying.) Homura's character arc ends with her finding a meaningful purpose [[spoiler:that isn't dependent on Madoka or anyone else]] and asserting it [[spoiler:as she fights Wraiths]].
23rd May '16 4:45:11 PM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:350:The meaning of life was right there all the time]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The meaning of life was right there all the time]]time.]]
16th May '16 9:47:15 PM WillBGood
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->"What is the nature of the search? you ask. Really it is very simple; at least for a fellow like me. So simple that it is easily overlooked. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life."
* Violet Macrae in Ari Bach's ''{{Literature/Valhalla}}'' is utterly without purpose, as per the first sentence in the novel.
->"Of the million people in Kyle City, there was none so aimless as Violet MacRae."

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->"What -->"What is the nature of the search? you ask. Really it is very simple; at least for a fellow like me. So simple that it is easily overlooked. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life."
* Violet Macrae [=MacRae=] in Ari Bach's ''{{Literature/Valhalla}}'' is utterly without purpose, as per the first sentence in the novel.
->"Of -->"Of the million people in Kyle City, there was none so aimless as Violet MacRae.[=MacRae=]."
2nd May '16 6:30:40 PM MsChibi
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Some will be lucky enough to quickly find a thing they can do. There are others who have to search a little bit more. The fellow who is Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life is searching for what he could be good at or what would spiritually satisfy him, and will try every possibility, even the most outlandish and odd. Obviously, with little or no success. If, for some reason, he succeeds in his new field, he will still feel empty, and will quickly abandon the effort at the first chance, going back to the pursuit of his "destiny."

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Some will be lucky enough to quickly find a thing they can do. There are others who have to search a little bit more. The fellow who is Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life is searching for what he could be good at or what would spiritually satisfy him, and will try every possibility, even the most outlandish and odd. Obviously, with little or no success. If, for some reason, he succeeds in his new field, he will still feel empty, and will quickly abandon the effort at the first chance, going back to the pursuit of his "destiny."
" Or, he may find that he already has everything he needs, and a great life; he just didn't realize it before.



This is what happens when those that [[IJustWantToBeSpecial Just Wanted To Be Special]] and would have JumpedAtTheCall [[RefusedByTheCall never get the opportunity]]. They just never found their GoalInLife. Compare with LivingIsMoreThanSurviving, the basis of this trope where a purpose beyond survival is necessary for life. Contrast with StrawNihilist, who believes there is no purpose to find in life. Compare and contrast AllergicToRoutine.

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This is what happens when those that [[IJustWantToBeSpecial Just Wanted To Be Special]] and would have JumpedAtTheCall [[RefusedByTheCall never get the opportunity]]. They just never found their GoalInLife. Compare with LivingIsMoreThanSurviving, the basis of this trope where a purpose beyond survival is necessary for life. Contrast with StrawNihilist, who believes there is no purpose to find in life. Compare and contrast AllergicToRoutine. See also LifelongDream.
27th Apr '16 7:01:21 PM TSBasilisk
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** The antagonist in Jack's loyalty mission is the only other survivor from the research facility where she was raised. While Jack [[DestroyTheAbusiveHome wants to destroy it]], he wants to restart the program because he needs to believe there was some reason for all the suffering he and the others experienced.
22nd Apr '16 1:08:45 AM fdsa1234567890
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** In the episode "Nautilus", it turns out that [[spoiler: rival AI Samaritan]] is recruiting people that have this problem through an elaborate series of puzzles. The POI of the episode falls victim to it.
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