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* ''Series/TheShield'': The penultimate episode of the final season, "Possible Kill Screen", ends with [[spoiler: Vic Mackey confessing all his crimes for ''full immunity'' on said crimes. In doing this, he leaves Ronnie (his last loyal teammate) hung out to dry. This is such a shock to the dynamic of the show that there's next to nowhere to go afterward (even though the GrandFinale was no slouch).]]
18th Jul '17 2:42:44 PM xcountryguy
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* Episode 103 of ''Manga/ChisSweetHome'', in which [[spoiler: Blackie moves away, leaving Chi in tears.]]

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* Episode 103 of ''Manga/ChisSweetHome'', in which [[spoiler: Blackie [[spoiler:Blackie moves away, leaving Chi in tears.]]



* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'': after [[spoiler: Gen dies in combat, the other characters hold a funeral for him.]] It's more of a Drama Nuke since [[spoiler: Gen's closest acquaintances remember him, Masamori gives Gen's grieving sister unanswered letters, and Yoshimori goes through a temporary HeroicBSOD over Gen's passing.]] However, for a few subsequent episodes, the aftermath left by said Drama Nuke is noticeable, but some funny moments pop up time after time.

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* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'': after [[spoiler: Gen [[spoiler:Gen dies in combat, the other characters hold a funeral for him.]] It's more of a Drama Nuke since [[spoiler: Gen's [[spoiler:Gen's closest acquaintances remember him, Masamori gives Gen's grieving sister unanswered letters, and Yoshimori goes through a temporary HeroicBSOD over Gen's passing.]] However, for a few subsequent episodes, the aftermath left by said Drama Nuke is noticeable, but some funny moments pop up time after time.



* This happens after the first two episodes of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. Military training aside, things are relatively calm after the TimeSkip following the Titan's attack on [[DoomedHometown Shiganshina]], and the next two episodes are spent introducing the characters, establishing just how desperate their situation is, and [[WorldBuilding giving further development to the overall setting]]. Near the end of the fourth episode, Eren and his teammates have graduated and are anxiously discussing their new positions over stolen food. [[spoiler: [[OhCrap And then]] the Colossal Titan shows up]].

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* This happens after the first two episodes of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. Military training aside, things are relatively calm after the TimeSkip following the Titan's attack on [[DoomedHometown Shiganshina]], and the next two episodes are spent introducing the characters, establishing just how desperate their situation is, and [[WorldBuilding giving further development to the overall setting]]. Near the end of the fourth episode, Eren and his teammates have graduated and are anxiously discussing their new positions over stolen food. [[spoiler: [[OhCrap [[spoiler:[[OhCrap And then]] the Colossal Titan shows up]].



* In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' fanfiction ''Smash Generation'', it seemed as if everything was going smoothly for the heroes, and then [[spoiler: Toon Link gets almost eaten by Molgera, and nearly ''dies'']].

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* In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' fanfiction ''Smash Generation'', it seemed as if everything was going smoothly for the heroes, and then [[spoiler: Toon [[spoiler:Toon Link gets almost eaten by Molgera, and nearly ''dies'']].



** In ''[[Fanfic/TotalDramaComebackSeries Total Drama Comeback]]'', [[spoiler: Harold]] suffers a massive allergic reaction when [[spoiler:the eating contest is sabotaged]], which exposes the alliance that had controlled most of the eliminations up to that point.

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** In ''[[Fanfic/TotalDramaComebackSeries Total Drama Comeback]]'', [[spoiler: Harold]] [[spoiler:Harold]] suffers a massive allergic reaction when [[spoiler:the eating contest is sabotaged]], which exposes the alliance that had controlled most of the eliminations up to that point.



* Chapter 39 of ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria''. The heroes have just [[spoiler: eliminated two major threats at once, survived (if just barely), and are regrouping]] with smiles on their faces. Things are looking up, right? [[spoiler: A page later, one of them has been decapitated.]]

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* Chapter 39 of ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria''. The heroes have just [[spoiler: eliminated [[spoiler:eliminated two major threats at once, survived (if just barely), and are regrouping]] with smiles on their faces. Things are looking up, right? [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A page later, one of them has been decapitated.]]



* The martial arts movie ''House Of Flying Daggers'' does pretty well with its drama and plot for the most part...but just ''try'' to keep up with the last quarter of the movie. [[spoiler: The two government agents find the rebels, and it is revealed that one of the agents is actually working for the rebels and in love with the lady protagonist, also an agent of the Flying Daggers. But it turns out the leader of the Flying Daggers is NOT the leader of the Flying Daggers, our lady isn't blind, and is in love with the agent still pro-government and...]]
* In ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', everything looks like it's worked itself out, at least to some extent. Then [[spoiler: Neil shoots himself.]]
* The inspirational film ''Film/{{Courageous}}'', [[spoiler: One of the dads was caught stealing drugs!]] And that was after the pretty awesome moment where one of the dads gets a promotion for passing a SecretTestOfCharacter.

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* The martial arts movie ''House Of Flying Daggers'' does pretty well with its drama and plot for the most part...but just ''try'' to keep up with the last quarter of the movie. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The two government agents find the rebels, and it is revealed that one of the agents is actually working for the rebels and in love with the lady protagonist, also an agent of the Flying Daggers. But it turns out the leader of the Flying Daggers is NOT the leader of the Flying Daggers, our lady isn't blind, and is in love with the agent still pro-government and...]]
* In ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', everything looks like it's worked itself out, at least to some extent. Then [[spoiler: Neil [[spoiler:Neil shoots himself.]]
* The inspirational film ''Film/{{Courageous}}'', [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One of the dads was caught stealing drugs!]] And that was after the pretty awesome moment where one of the dads gets a promotion for passing a SecretTestOfCharacter.



* ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'': The second half is just one big drama bomb. To enumerate *inhales* [[spoiler: Balon Greyjoy dies. The Red Wedding wipes out Robb Stark and Catelyn Stark. Davos frees Edric Storm and informs Stannis of what's happening on the Wall. Joffrey gets poisoned by Olenna Tyrell and Littlefinger. Tyrion is blamed for this murder. Sansa is taken along with Littlefinger to the Vale. Meanwhile, the wildlings attack Castle Black, leading to Ygritte being killed. The wildlings from Beyond the Wall then lay siege to the Wall, leading to a large-scale battle. In the midst of this, Jon Snow is accused of being a traitor and is sent to parley with Mance Rayder, only to be interrupted by Stannis winning the battle for them. Meanwhile, Oberyn Martell volunteers to be Tyrion's champion to avoid the [[KangarooCourt kangaroo court]] of Cersei Lannister, in exchange for the identity of Elia Martell's murderer. Tyrion claims that it is Gregor Clegane, who also happens to be Cersei's champion. They battle only for Oberyn to be killed, which further sparks the animosity between the Lannisters and Martells. Arya finally gets her revenge on Polliver, but it leads to The Hound's death. She finally gets passage to Braavos though. Meanwhile, Sam rigs the election at the Wall, making Jon Snow the new Lord Commander. Littlefinger weds Lysa Arryn, steals a kiss from Sansa, who gets accused of being the one who initiated the kiss in the first place by Lysa. She is threatened to be pushed out the Moon Door, only for Littlefinger to intervene. Lysa admits that SHE POISONED JON ARRYN UNDER LITTLEFINGER'S ORDERS, THUS INADVERTENTLY CAUSING THE WAR. Littlefinger then pushes her out of the window. Finally, Merrett Frey goes to a rendezvous point to ransom one of his relatives, only to find that he is being hanged. Who is sentencing him to death?? The reincarnated corpse of CATELYN FUCKING STARK!]]*exhales*

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* ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'': The second half is just one big drama bomb. To enumerate *inhales* [[spoiler: Balon [[spoiler:Balon Greyjoy dies. The Red Wedding wipes out Robb Stark and Catelyn Stark. Davos frees Edric Storm and informs Stannis of what's happening on the Wall. Joffrey gets poisoned by Olenna Tyrell and Littlefinger. Tyrion is blamed for this murder. Sansa is taken along with Littlefinger to the Vale. Meanwhile, the wildlings attack Castle Black, leading to Ygritte being killed. The wildlings from Beyond the Wall then lay siege to the Wall, leading to a large-scale battle. In the midst of this, Jon Snow is accused of being a traitor and is sent to parley with Mance Rayder, only to be interrupted by Stannis winning the battle for them. Meanwhile, Oberyn Martell volunteers to be Tyrion's champion to avoid the [[KangarooCourt kangaroo court]] of Cersei Lannister, in exchange for the identity of Elia Martell's murderer. Tyrion claims that it is Gregor Clegane, who also happens to be Cersei's champion. They battle only for Oberyn to be killed, which further sparks the animosity between the Lannisters and Martells. Arya finally gets her revenge on Polliver, but it leads to The Hound's death. She finally gets passage to Braavos though. Meanwhile, Sam rigs the election at the Wall, making Jon Snow the new Lord Commander. Littlefinger weds Lysa Arryn, steals a kiss from Sansa, who gets accused of being the one who initiated the kiss in the first place by Lysa. She is threatened to be pushed out the Moon Door, only for Littlefinger to intervene. Lysa admits that SHE POISONED JON ARRYN UNDER LITTLEFINGER'S ORDERS, THUS INADVERTENTLY CAUSING THE WAR. Littlefinger then pushes her out of the window. Finally, Merrett Frey goes to a rendezvous point to ransom one of his relatives, only to find that he is being hanged. Who is sentencing him to death?? The reincarnated corpse of CATELYN FUCKING STARK!]]*exhales*



* In ''Literature/JaneEyre,'' first we were surprised by Rochester proposing marriage to Jane - though [[UnresolvedSexualTension we did sort of see it coming.]] But when [[spoiler: Rochester's insane but ''very'' alive first wife turns up in the attic,]] Jane is so shaken by the incident that the only thing she can do is [[spoiler: leave]].

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* In ''Literature/JaneEyre,'' first we were surprised by Rochester proposing marriage to Jane - though [[UnresolvedSexualTension we did sort of see it coming.]] But when [[spoiler: Rochester's [[spoiler:Rochester's insane but ''very'' alive first wife turns up in the attic,]] Jane is so shaken by the incident that the only thing she can do is [[spoiler: leave]].[[spoiler:leave]].



* Happened a few times in ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M* A* S* H]]''. The best example is in the Season 3 finale. For the most part, the episode is a celebration for Henry's discharge. The bomb comes in the last thirty seconds, when [[spoiler: Radar comes into the OR with the news [[McLeaned Henry]] had died in a plane crash]]. {{Retirony}}, much?

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* Happened a few times in ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M* A* S* H]]''. The best example is in the Season 3 finale. For the most part, the episode is a celebration for Henry's discharge. The bomb comes in the last thirty seconds, when [[spoiler: Radar [[spoiler:Radar comes into the OR with the news [[McLeaned Henry]] had died in a plane crash]]. {{Retirony}}, much?



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' season openers are usually pretty laid back, fun-romps which exist to introduce new characters (if there are any). This was blow out of the water with the opening episode to Season 6, "The Impossible Astronaut" has the [[spoiler: Doctor begin to regenerate, and then die. The finale showed it was only supposed to ''look'' like that, but the Doctor's companions didn't know this until the same time as the audience.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' season openers are usually pretty laid back, fun-romps which exist to introduce new characters (if there are any). This was blow out of the water with the opening episode to Season 6, "The Impossible Astronaut" has the [[spoiler: Doctor [[spoiler:Doctor begin to regenerate, and then die. The finale showed it was only supposed to ''look'' like that, but the Doctor's companions didn't know this until the same time as the audience.]]



* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' has this on occasion. Where else are you going to get surprising moments in a game about farming in a peaceful town? Notable examples are [[spoiler: Ellen in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and Nina in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'']].

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' has this on occasion. Where else are you going to get surprising moments in a game about farming in a peaceful town? Notable examples are [[spoiler: Ellen [[spoiler:Ellen in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and Nina in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'']].



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had a few well-spaced ones, but of particular note was the ''cluster'' Drama Bomb towards the end of Season 2, where an episode ends with [[MetaGuy Sokka]] blithely mentioning how [[TemptingFate smoothly]] things have been going, followed by [[spoiler: [[CuteBruiser Toph]] getting captured by [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Xin Fu and Master Wu]], [[EvilChancellor Long Feng]] being revealed to still control the [[SecretPolice Dai Li]], and instead of Suki and the [[AmazonBrigade Kyoshi Warriors]] coming to the aid of [[TheFederation Ba Sing Se]], it's actually [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] and [[QuirkyMinibossSquad friends]] in disguise.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had a few well-spaced ones, but of particular note was the ''cluster'' Drama Bomb towards the end of Season 2, where an episode ends with [[MetaGuy Sokka]] blithely mentioning how [[TemptingFate smoothly]] things have been going, followed by [[spoiler: [[CuteBruiser [[spoiler:[[CuteBruiser Toph]] getting captured by [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Xin Fu and Master Wu]], [[EvilChancellor Long Feng]] being revealed to still control the [[SecretPolice Dai Li]], and instead of Suki and the [[AmazonBrigade Kyoshi Warriors]] coming to the aid of [[TheFederation Ba Sing Se]], it's actually [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] and [[QuirkyMinibossSquad friends]] in disguise.]]
23rd Jun '17 9:34:40 AM Monolaf317
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': The third-to last episode, "Ozymandias". Dear. Lord. [[spoiler:It sees the consequence of just about every one of Walt's actions and sins in the entire series. It sees his drug empire completely collapse, his brother-in-law murdered by neo-nazi hitmen he had hired to kill someone else, Jesse taken hostage and tortured (after Walt tells him he saw and let his girlfriend die) by the neo-nazis and MadeASlave for them, Walt's family completely destroyed and their lives ruined. Walt runs away, kidnapping his baby daughter, until he finally comes to the realization that he was the one responsible for the family's destruction. Before returning Holly he makes a phone call to his wife, while the police are with her, acting as an abusive husband to absolve her from their crimes, and finally using Saul's eraser man to start a new identity.]] Feel happy?
** Even in a final season of nothing but WhamEpisode after WhamEpisode, it STILL stands out.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': The third-to last episode, "Ozymandias". Dear. Lord. [[spoiler:It sees the consequence of just about every one of Walt's actions and sins in the entire series. It sees his drug empire completely collapse, his brother-in-law murdered by neo-nazi hitmen he had hired to kill someone else, Jesse taken hostage and tortured (after Walt tells him he saw and let his girlfriend die) by the neo-nazis and MadeASlave for them, Walt's family completely destroyed and their lives ruined. Walt runs away, kidnapping his baby daughter, until he finally comes to the realization that he was the one responsible for the family's destruction. Before returning Holly he makes a phone call to his wife, while the police are with her, acting as an abusive husband to absolve her from their crimes, and finally using Saul's eraser man to start a new identity.]] Feel happy?
**
happy? Even in a final season of nothing but WhamEpisode after WhamEpisode, it STILL stands out.
30th Apr '17 12:53:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' has this on occasion. Where else are you going to get surprising moments in a game about farming in a peaceful town? Notable examples are [[spoiler: Ellen in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and Nina in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'']].

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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' has this on occasion. Where else are you going to get surprising moments in a game about farming in a peaceful town? Notable examples are [[spoiler: Ellen in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and Nina in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'']].
17th Feb '17 2:30:51 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In Chapter 12, the crew complete the last mission assigned to them and now just need to reach their pick up spot. The mixed ghost and troll horde established to be following them earlier catches up with them at the end of the chapter. They manage to defeat the ZergRush thanks to Reynir's latest rune turning out to be good for something just a few hours earlier and Onni putting himself into a PowerStrainBlackout to send them a powerful summon long-distance. Then the sight of [[spoiler:Tuuri clutching a bloody shoulder that may very well be infected with the Rash given the origin of the wound]], combined with the fact that Onni's current state got nicknamed "magic coma" for a reason, gives plenty for the readers to worry about for the following part of the story. That battle also promotes Reynir's magic practice to something that can be put in good use. On top of everything else, the two FlatEarthAtheist members of the crew both got a good look at Onni's summon, so no more denying that magic exists for them.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In Chapter 12, the crew complete completes the last mission assigned to them and now just need to reach their pick up spot. The mixed ghost and troll horde established to be following them earlier catches up with them at the end of the chapter. They manage to defeat the ZergRush thanks to Reynir's latest rune turning out to be good for something just a few hours earlier and Onni putting himself into a PowerStrainBlackout to send them a powerful summon long-distance. Then the sight of [[spoiler:Tuuri clutching a bloody shoulder that may very well be infected with the Rash given the origin of the wound]], combined with the fact that Onni's current state got nicknamed "magic coma" for a reason, gives plenty for the readers to worry about for the following part of the story. That battle also promotes Reynir's magic practice to something that can be put in good use. On top of everything else, the two FlatEarthAtheist members of the crew both got a good look at Onni's summon, so no more denying that magic exists for them.
10th Feb '17 8:54:53 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In Chapter 12, the crew complete the last mission assigned to them and now just need to reach their pick up spot. The mixed ghost and troll horde established to be following them earlier catches up with them at the end of the chapter. They manage to defeat the ZergRush thanks to Reynir's latest rune turning out to be good for something just a few hours earlier and Onni putting himself into a PowerStrainBlackout to send them a powerful summon long-distance. Then the sight of [[spoiler:Tuuri clutching a bloody shoulder that may very well be infected with the Rash given the origin of the wound]], combined with the fact that Onni's current state got nicknamed "magic coma" for a reason, gives plenty for the readers to worry about for the following part of the story.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In Chapter 12, the crew complete the last mission assigned to them and now just need to reach their pick up spot. The mixed ghost and troll horde established to be following them earlier catches up with them at the end of the chapter. They manage to defeat the ZergRush thanks to Reynir's latest rune turning out to be good for something just a few hours earlier and Onni putting himself into a PowerStrainBlackout to send them a powerful summon long-distance. Then the sight of [[spoiler:Tuuri clutching a bloody shoulder that may very well be infected with the Rash given the origin of the wound]], combined with the fact that Onni's current state got nicknamed "magic coma" for a reason, gives plenty for the readers to worry about for the following part of the story. That battle also promotes Reynir's magic practice to something that can be put in good use. On top of everything else, the two FlatEarthAtheist members of the crew both got a good look at Onni's summon, so no more denying that magic exists for them.
10th Feb '17 8:48:21 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In Chapter 12, the crew complete the last mission assigned to them and now just need to reach their pick up spot. The mixed ghost and troll horde established to be following them earlier catches up with them at the end of the chapter. They manage to defeat the ZergRush thanks to Reynir's latest rune turning out to be good for something just a few hours earlier and Onni putting himself into a PowerStrainBlackout to send them a powerful summon long-distance. Then the sight of [[spoiler:Tuuri clutching a bloody shoulder that may very well be infected with the Rash given the origin of the wound]], combined with the fact that Onni's current state got nicknamed "magic coma" for a reason, gives plenty for the readers to worry about for the following part of the story.
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', there's a doozy. John has just rescued Ringo and himself from a roomful of nasty psionics, and they're currently lying on their “default” mesa, with John laughing hysterically at his triumph. But Ringo is still under the psionics' mental influence and demands to be taken back. When John tries to snap him out of it, Ringo ''throws him over the side of the mesa''. While John is still wearing his cloak and, hence, his wings are bound. Which ''does'' snap Ringo out of it. This little event causes a seismic shift in the way the four deal with the Power Groups from then on.
7th Nov '16 1:58:00 AM Lord_Vetinari
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*''Webcomic/CaptainUfo'' has a couple in season two.
24th Sep '16 5:25:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DeadPoetsSociety'', everything looks like it's worked itself out, at least to some extent. Then [[spoiler: Neil shoots himself.]]
* The inspirational film Film/{{Courageous}}, [[spoiler: One of the dads was caught stealing drugs!]] And that was after the pretty awesome moment where one of the dads gets a promotion for passing a SecretTestOfCharacter.

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* In ''DeadPoetsSociety'', ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', everything looks like it's worked itself out, at least to some extent. Then [[spoiler: Neil shoots himself.]]
* The inspirational film Film/{{Courageous}}, ''Film/{{Courageous}}'', [[spoiler: One of the dads was caught stealing drugs!]] And that was after the pretty awesome moment where one of the dads gets a promotion for passing a SecretTestOfCharacter.
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