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16th Aug '16 12:42:29 PM BeerBaron
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* In the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' games (plus ''Yellow''), when you go into the front of the building you receive the Eevee from, one man promises to give you a "rare item" if you collect all 150 pokemon and show him your pokedex. So, after grueling hours of walking in circles in tall grass, a small fortune spent in pokeballs, and much excitement, what does he give you? [[spoiler:An Ether!]] That's right, an item you can buy in the department store down the way is your reward for wasting hours upon hours of your life.

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* In the original ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' games (plus ''Yellow''), when you go into the front of the building you receive the Eevee from, one man promises to give you a "rare item" if you collect all 150 pokemon Pokemon and show him your pokedex. Pokedex. So, after grueling hours of walking in circles in tall grass, a small fortune spent in pokeballs, Pokeballs, and much excitement, multiple trades for version-exclusive Mons, what does he give you? [[spoiler:An Ether!]] That's right, an An item which, if you've been thorough in searching and diligent using the Item-Finder, you can buy in the department store down the way is your reward for wasting hours upon hours of your life.probably have at least a dozen of.
28th Jul '16 9:41:53 AM Willbyr
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* ''TokyoMewMew'': Played straight and {{Subverted}}:

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* ''TokyoMewMew'': ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'': Played straight and {{Subverted}}:



* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'': Lucia just saved the [[BeachEpisode beachside beauty contest]] from the Dark Lovers, but Caren (at this point, a DarkHorseVictory winner, although she becomes a SixthRanger a few episodes later) goes home with the prize... then again, Lucia shouldn't complain; in the manga, she won by accidentally flashing the audience.

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* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'': ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'': Lucia just saved the [[BeachEpisode beachside beauty contest]] from the Dark Lovers, but Caren (at this point, a DarkHorseVictory winner, although she becomes a SixthRanger a few episodes later) goes home with the prize... then again, Lucia shouldn't complain; in the manga, she won by accidentally flashing the audience.
27th Jul '16 6:34:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''s [[FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball Blue Harvest]], Peter/Han is rewarded for rescuing Lois/Leia with a gift basket.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'''s [[FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball Blue Harvest]], Peter/Han is rewarded for rescuing Lois/Leia with a gift basket.
29th Jun '16 11:38:35 AM LentilSandEater
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** Hey, if the poor guy was getting a fair shake, the franchise would be called ''The Legend of Link''. [[DontExplainTheJoke Cause it's, ya know... about him and stuff.]]
** Well, Zelda did kiss him at the end of ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''...though we didn't get to see it. Still, maybe he doesn't have it as bad as we thought.



** What happens at the end of the ''Zelda'' games is almost never explored in great detail, so we often don't actually ''know'' what exactly happens after the credits roll. The old ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda manga]] actually had a BittersweetEnding [[spoiler: where Link was made Captain of the Palace Guard for his heroics- which unfortunately meant that he was forever [[StarCrossedLovers kept from Zelda (who he was in love with) because of the difference in their ranks]].]]
*** The game itself doesn't hint at this, however. The ending depicts as obtaining the [[MacGuffin triforce]] and it granting the wish he wanted, so why the adaption had a BittersweetEnding, the game implies that Link got everything he wanted.

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** What happens at the end of the ''Zelda'' games is almost never explored in great detail, so we often don't actually ''know'' what exactly happens after the credits roll. The old ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda manga]] actually had a BittersweetEnding [[spoiler: where Link was made Captain of the Palace Guard for his heroics- which unfortunately meant that he was forever [[StarCrossedLovers kept from Zelda (who he was in love with) because of the difference in their ranks]].]]
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]] The game itself doesn't hint at this, however. The ending depicts as obtaining the [[MacGuffin triforce]] and it granting the wish he wanted, so why the adaption had a BittersweetEnding, the game implies that Link got everything he wanted.
29th Jun '16 11:35:21 AM LentilSandEater
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* In a ''[[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw Snooper and Blabber]]'' cartoon, Snooper simultaneously subverts and then invokes this. He had been framed for robberies committed by a mad scientist's robot duplicates of him, so when the police arrive and tell him he's up for a reward after cracking the case:

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* In a ''[[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw Snooper and Blabber]]'' cartoon, Snooper simultaneously subverts and then invokes this.it's PlayedForLaughs with Snooper. He had been framed for robberies committed by a mad scientist's robot duplicates of him, so when the police arrive and tell him he's up for a reward after cracking the case:
29th Jun '16 11:34:10 AM LentilSandEater
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** If you think about it, the fact that he was allowed to keep all his memories of the KND might count as a reward, they usually erase all memories of the KND of anyone who leaves.
21st Jun '16 12:43:06 PM quietThunderstorm
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* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', one of the optional sidequests requires Mario to help out Bub the Bob-omb by making an expensive gift and giving it to his mom. When the mission completes, Bub gives him his life savings: three coins.
4th May '16 12:22:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* Series/{{Merlin}} has this hard, and there isn't really anything he can do about it since magic is a crime punishable by death. He has secretly saved Camelot itself from total destruction multiple times over the course of the show. He saves Arthur's life OnceAnEpisode, often several times an episode, and aside from the exceptions that can be counted on one hand, either someone else gets the credit or Arthur never realizes his life was in danger in the first place. He's even saved Uther a couple of times, even though the guy's the reason why he has to keep his magic a secret.

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* Series/{{Merlin}} ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'': Merlin has this hard, and there isn't really anything he can do about it since magic is a crime punishable by death. He has secretly saved Camelot itself from total destruction multiple times over the course of the show. He saves Arthur's life OnceAnEpisode, often several times an episode, and aside from the exceptions that can be counted on one hand, either someone else gets the credit or Arthur never realizes his life was in danger in the first place. He's even saved Uther a couple of times, even though the guy's the reason why he has to keep his magic a secret.
4th May '16 12:17:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* Twice in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''. First, after risking arrest to prove his brother-in-law is innocent, Fisk is thanked by said brother-in-law before being told to get the hell out of town, before he and Michael are booted out of town anyway. The second time they nearly get killed apprehending a group of wreckers, and though they ''do'' get a reward, Michael gives it away to his former crush as a wedding gift/piece offering to the groom without consulting Fisk first. He tries to justify this as the man having helped with the arrests by calling in the police, but Fisk thinks that, as the ones who found the criminals and foiled their plot, they should have gotten the money.

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* Twice in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries''.''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries''. First, after risking arrest to prove his brother-in-law is innocent, Fisk is thanked by said brother-in-law before being told to get the hell out of town, before he and Michael are booted out of town anyway. The second time they nearly get killed apprehending a group of wreckers, and though they ''do'' get a reward, Michael gives it away to his former crush as a wedding gift/piece offering to the groom without consulting Fisk first. He tries to justify this as the man having helped with the arrests by calling in the police, but Fisk thinks that, as the ones who found the criminals and foiled their plot, they should have gotten the money.
4th May '16 10:21:20 AM Sapphirea2
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** The Twelfth Doctor has a horrible SanitySlippage over the course of the 3-part Series 9 finale when he is not only betrayed and captured by none other than [[spoiler: his own race, having by now ''saved'' Gallifrey '''and''' protected it from their enemies for over 900 years]] but also [[spoiler: sees his dear companion Clara killed when she gets caught up in the plot]]. He decides to willingly undergo hideous torture in the name of a TragicDream that will likely ''destroy the universe'' if he sees it through. But how can he ''not'' get what he wants after all the good he did that was initially repaid so evilly, after all he's endured? In the end, he is made to understand that this line of thinking is not right, and not only gives up [[spoiler: Clara Oswald for good]], but also [[spoiler: many of his memories of her]] in the name of restoring his best self and repenting for his selfishness.

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** The Twelfth Doctor has a horrible SanitySlippage over the course of the 3-part Series 9 finale when he is not only betrayed and captured by none other than [[spoiler: his own race, having by now ''saved'' Gallifrey '''and''' protected it from their enemies for over 900 years]] but also [[spoiler: sees his dear companion Clara killed when she gets caught up in the plot]]. He decides to willingly undergo hideous torture in the name of a TragicDream that that, per the rules of this series, will likely ''destroy the universe'' if he sees realizes it. He honestly thinks he can pull it through. But how off without hurting anything, and to be fair to him he ''is'' the guy who has ''saved'' it multiple times when all hope was lost. How can he ''not'' get what he wants after all the good he did he's done that was initially has of late been repaid so evilly, after all he's endured? endured? Isn't he owed this, as he puts it? In the end, he is made to understand that this line of thinking is not right, and not only gives up [[spoiler: Clara Oswald for good]], but also [[spoiler: many of his memories of her]] in the name of restoring his best self and repenting for his selfishness.
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