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19th Apr '17 8:53:36 AM Triscon42
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** [[spoiler: Though if Hawke survives the events of ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Inquisition]]'', the ending of the "Trespasser" DLC will reveal that he/she eventually returned to Kirkwall as it's Champion and helped it rebuild. Their efforts did amount to something, [[EarnYourHappyEnding it just took a long time to get there]].]]
18th Apr '17 7:52:54 AM Kazmahu
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' has a villainous example. Not in a MinionWithAnFInEvil way; Oscar Dragonia is the first non-BigBad antagonist to get a name, being in charge of the HellholePrison where Velvet was being kept, and brings her to a standstill when they clash using a variety of powerful artes while espousing his loyalty to the one person Velvet can't stand. In short, he has all the trappings of a [[RecurringElement classic Tales of...]] [[TheRival rival character]], and then the rest of the game happens. [[spoiler:His entire story is one failure after another. An unwanted spare of a noble family, he was made to join the Abbey to give them more influence, but his career has been unknowingly propped up by his beloved sister - who, despite being a baseborn bastard, has more clout in the Abbey than him. He passed over a prestigious assignment because he felt the other candidate deserved it more; instead of being rewarded, he ended up in charge of Titania, which is a [[ReassignedToAntarctica dead-end shithole]] of a post. What looked like skillful use of powerful Artes during Velvet's escape was actually Oscar jumping straight to tactics of last resort just to slow her down, and the only clean hit he gets was a cheap shot. After being beaten and disfigured by Velvet, he's reassigned to the boonies and not heard from again for half the game, where his sister has petitioned for him to get a safe-but-important gubernatorial role in the sticks. He's not there a week before Velvet causes him to utterly fail at every aspect of his assignment, including not being fought because Velvet knocks him out mid-sentence with a single kick. This results in him being "asked" to act as a candidate for a powerful but completely untested new arte; despite finally putting up a boss fight with a prototype he was apparently compatible with, it ultimately goes completely haywire and he has to be killed in self-defense.]] It's not for no reason that his title in his final battle is "Failed Oscar".
16th Apr '17 1:50:40 PM TheNerevarine
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* Taven in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' is sent a quest to halt the titular event that will destroy all of existence. Not only he finds out that his brother went crazy with power and murdered their parents with Taven unable to do a thing to prevent it, his quest turns into a failure since the elemental being he was supposed to defeat in order to gain godhood and stave off Armageddon [[ShootTheShaggyDog turned out to have been long tainted]] and the canon victor of that game turned out to be [[TheBadGuyWins Shao Kahn]]. That ended up leading to the whole timeline being rebooted.
8th Apr '17 3:41:01 AM TheNerevarine
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* Loof and Gin in ''Anime/GenmaWars'' have a hard time saving or protect anyone. Over the course of the series, they lose their respective loved ones, their attempts at heroism backfire spectacularly Gin's attempt to liberate his village from an tyrannical ape leads to the Genma retaliating without mercy. When they decide to join forces with their half-siblings to destroy the Maoh King, [[spoiler:all of them except the two perish in the fighting and they can't even defeat the Maoh King themselves, its his own wife Parome who kills him. Finally, when they travel back in time in order to undo the future they came from, they discover the Genma have already controlled the past (roughly modern times) and are completely powerless to stop them from causing a nuclear war that destroyed civilization. All their efforts are rendered null as they return to their native timeline only to discover nothing was changed]].
30th Mar '17 12:20:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Kou Uraki]], who only manages to fight his main antagonist to a draw two times, and ultimately fails to avert the ColonyDrop at the end. [[YouCantFightFate Then again,]] [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam can't derail what comes after it, can we?]]
* The Royal Knights Saga of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' has the entire legendary heroes being straight up beaten up by the titular Royal Knights for 9 episodes straight doing little to no progress in stopping their attempt.

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* [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'': Kou Uraki]], who Uraki only manages to fight his main antagonist to a draw two times, and ultimately fails to avert the ColonyDrop at the end. [[YouCantFightFate Then again,]] [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam can't derail what comes after it, can we?]]
* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'': The Royal Knights Saga of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' has the entire legendary heroes being straight up beaten up by the titular Royal Knights for 9 episodes straight doing little to no progress in stopping their attempt. However, perseverance ultimately pays off.
12th Mar '17 10:23:10 AM erforce
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* Huff in ''Stone Cold''. All his plans to stop the [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Brotherhood]] with proper police procedures fail, and while he shoots all the bad guys by the end, their big plan succeeded.

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* Huff in ''Stone Cold''.''Film/StoneCold''. All his plans to stop the [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Brotherhood]] with proper police procedures fail, and while he shoots all the bad guys by the end, their big plan succeeded.



* Film/JamesBond

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* Film/JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond''
31st Jan '17 9:14:25 AM raja302
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has Brienne of Tarth, no matter what her task is she either fails or circumstances make things impossible for her to fulfill them. She was tasked in protecting Renly, but he was killed by a shadow assassin that she couldn't stop. She was then tasked in exchanging Jaime Lannister for Sansa Stark on behalf of Catlyn Stark. But Jaime loses his sword hand, and the Starks are all killed. Now she has to find Arya Stark and keep her safe, but Arya has now left Westeros for Braavos, and things go downhill for when she meets Lady Stoneheart (undead Catlyn).

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has Brienne of Tarth, no matter what her task is she either fails or circumstances make things impossible for her to fulfill them. She was tasked in protecting Renly, Renly,[[spoiler: but he was killed by a shadow assassin that she couldn't stop.stop ]]. She was then tasked in exchanging Jaime Lannister for Sansa Stark on behalf of Catlyn Stark. But Jaime loses his sword hand, hand,[[spoiler: and the Starks are all killed. killed ]]. Now she has to find Arya Stark and keep her safe, but Arya has now left Westeros for Braavos, and things go downhill for her when she meets Lady Stoneheart (undead Catlyn).AKA [[spoiler: Catlyn Stark ]].
22nd Jan '17 7:06:20 PM Quanyails
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* Failman, star of a Flash point&click game. He saves all problems...to create even bigger.

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* Failman, the star of a Flash point&click point-and-click game. He saves all problems...of the problems... to create even bigger. bigger ones.
22nd Jan '17 7:00:57 PM Quanyails
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* In The Adventure Through Runescape, the main protagonist Mainiac97 is always forced to rely on another character to save him from whatever predicament he falls in. Did we mention that he's the main character?

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* In The ''The Adventure Through Runescape, Runescape'', the main protagonist Mainiac97 [=Mainiac97=] is always forced to rely on another character to save him from whatever predicament he falls in. Did we mention that he's the main character?
22nd Jan '17 7:00:13 PM Quanyails
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* Jon/Skeleton Man from Comicbook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose is this in ''spades''. Besides the fact that he's in a world full of dragons, witches, TheFairFolk and worse, his ineptitude is legendary. The most notorious example is probably when he's forced to stop pursuing a cadre of homicidal ghosts because ''they refuse to tell him the address of their next victim.'' His only consistent victories are over grave robbers and vandals (which are surprisingly common in Salem).

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* Jon/Skeleton Man from Comicbook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose ''Comicbook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose'' is this in ''spades''. Besides the fact that he's in a world full of dragons, witches, TheFairFolk and worse, his ineptitude is legendary. The most notorious example is probably when he's forced to stop pursuing a cadre of homicidal ghosts because ''they refuse to tell him the address of their next victim.'' His only consistent victories are over grave robbers and vandals (which are surprisingly common in Salem).
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