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7th Dec '16 3:52:22 PM Origin
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* In 1999, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] stole a win in an I Quit match over [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] by playing a recording of Mankind yelling "I Quit!" and fooling the officials into awarding him the match. In 2011, Wrestling/TheMiz stole a win in an I Quit match over Wrestling/JohnCena with the exact same trick, simply updated for the twenty-first century. Rather than use the PA system like The Rock did, Miz had his then-protége Alex Riley play a soundbite of Cena yelling "I Quit!" on his smartphone into a microphone. [[spoiler: It didn't work. The referee caught on to his trick, leading him to reverse the decision and restart the match. Freed from his kendo stick beating, Cena then went and made Miz quit for real inside three minutes.]]

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* In 1999, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] stole a win in an I Quit match over [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] by playing a recording of Mankind yelling "I Quit!" and fooling the officials into awarding him the match. In 2011, Wrestling/TheMiz stole a win in an I Quit match over Wrestling/JohnCena with the exact same trick, simply updated for the twenty-first century. Rather than use the PA system like The Rock did, Miz had his then-protége Alex Riley (who was present due to The Miz abusing the "no disqualification" clause present in such matches) play a soundbite of Cena yelling "I Quit!" on his smartphone into a microphone. [[spoiler: It didn't work. The referee caught on to his trick, leading him to reverse the decision and restart the match. Freed from his kendo stick beating, Cena then went and made Miz quit for real inside three minutes.]]
7th Dec '16 3:51:00 PM Origin
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* In 1999, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] stole a win in an I Quit match over [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] by playing a recording of Mankind yelling "I Quit!" and fooling the officials into awarding him the match. In 2011, Wrestling/TheMiz stole a win in an I Quit match over Wrestling/JohnCena with the exact same trick. [[spoiler: It didn't work. The referee caught on to his trick.]]

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* In 1999, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] stole a win in an I Quit match over [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] by playing a recording of Mankind yelling "I Quit!" and fooling the officials into awarding him the match. In 2011, Wrestling/TheMiz stole a win in an I Quit match over Wrestling/JohnCena with the exact same trick.trick, simply updated for the twenty-first century. Rather than use the PA system like The Rock did, Miz had his then-protége Alex Riley play a soundbite of Cena yelling "I Quit!" on his smartphone into a microphone. [[spoiler: It didn't work. The referee caught on to his trick.trick, leading him to reverse the decision and restart the match. Freed from his kendo stick beating, Cena then went and made Miz quit for real inside three minutes.]]
26th Nov '16 1:11:47 AM Origin
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* Thanks to a very recent bit of recycling, Chris Jericho can now count himself part of this list. Back in early 1998, when he was still part of (and, as legend states, rather disgruntled with) WCW, he showed up with ''The List of 1004 Holds'' ([[CatchPhrase ARMBAR!!]]) as part of his feud with Dean Malenko. Fastforward eighteen years to 2016, where Jericho (with his "best friend Kevin Owens") begins to chronicle his various grievances with the WWE, centred around the recent brand split (''another'' recycling from the early part of the previous decade) and the people with whom he shares roster space. How does he accomplish this? Why, with ''The List of Jericho'', of course, complete with him missing out numerous points on said list during lengthy recitations and people (such as The New Day and the reason for the List being started, Mick Foley) being told [[CatchPhrase "...YOU JUST MADE THE LIST!"]] on multiple occasions. Then again, this ''is'' Chris Jericho we're talking about. If he can get a piece of paper over once, he can damn well do it again.
19th Nov '16 6:02:44 PM dasuberkaiser
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* This trope is thought to be the reason the writers of WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins chose to do an invert of ''RememberTheNewGuy'' and make it so bears barring Tenderheart do not recognize the cousins.

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* This trope is thought to be the reason the writers of WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins chose to do an invert of ''RememberTheNewGuy'' RememberTheNewGuy and make it so bears barring Tenderheart do not recognize the cousins.
18th Nov '16 6:58:23 PM Pinokio
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** Mr. Sinister does something evil and mysterious and disappears for a while. Or, Apocalypse, Madelyne Pryor, or Stryfe.

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** Mr. Sinister does something evil and mysterious and disappears for a while. Or, Or it's Apocalypse, Madelyne Pryor, or Stryfe.


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** The X-men split off into two or more teams.
18th Nov '16 4:28:30 PM Pinokio
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** Someone in Peter Parker's civilian life dies, or becomes a villain.


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** Mr. Sinister does something evil and mysterious and disappears for a while. Or, Apocalypse, Madelyne Pryor, or Stryfe.
** The Hellfire Club has a new roster.
** An inexperienced team of younger members has adventures and gets forgotten about.
** A spunky, hip female member joins the team, until she is no longer on the team.
** There's a new version of the Sentinels, only this time, there's something different.
** The building headquarters of the X-men team, typically, an academy, or an institute of higher learning, is destroyed.
** Something happens to Charles Xavier. Something... that looks... '''PERMANENT!'''
** Magneto does something irredeemably evil, reforms to help the X-men, stays neutral, and goes back to being evil.
18th Nov '16 4:01:34 PM Pinokio
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* Franchise/TheDCU has a [[CrisisCrossover major event]] that will change the status quo forever. Is it ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', ''ComicBook/DCRebirth''? The event will probably follow a huge battle like ''ComicBook/OurWorldsAtWar'', ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', or ''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}''. The multiverse will be radically changed in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', ''ComicBook/New52'', ''Comicbook/TheMultiversity'', etc.

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* Franchise/TheDCU has Franchise/TheDCU
** A new event brings new characters that will bring
a lasting change to everything since they'll interact with the characters you already know and love and will sort of fade away over time in ''Bloodlines'', ''Worlds Collide'', or how about Creator/{{Wildstorm}} again.
** A
[[CrisisCrossover major event]] that will change the status quo forever. Is it ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', ''ComicBook/DCRebirth''? The event will probably follow a huge battle like ''ComicBook/OurWorldsAtWar'', ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', or ''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}''. The multiverse will be radically changed in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', ''ComicBook/New52'', ''Comicbook/TheMultiversity'', etc.etc.
* In ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', everything is changed when -- a team member dies, there is a huge change to the team roster, a relative of a team member shows up from another dimension, or Doctor Doom does something totally different this time and never brings it up again.


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** Psylocke gains new powers, forgets those powers, and gains new powers.
** The X-Men travel in space for important space related business.
** The X-Men have to deal with another dimension and/or another timeline.
** Someone dies.
** Someone [[DeathIsCheap no longer ends up having died]].
14th Nov '16 5:53:10 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'', Hank Pym and the Avengers face Ultron. Ultron is seemingly destroyed, only to return in a new form.

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* In ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'', ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''
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Hank Pym and the Avengers face Ultron. Ultron is seemingly destroyed, only to return in a new form.form.
** The Vision is dismantled or destroyed.
** ''The Avengers'' have had no less than ''three'' separate stories with the basic premise of "The team is criticized for [[MonochromeCasting its complete lack of diversity]]. An inexperienced/unqualified black superhero is added to the roster, creating friction with the white Avengers. Drama ensues." First time it was ComicBook/TheFalcon, second time it was Rage, and third time it was Triathlon.
* In ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'', Steve Rogers' career is totally changed. Maybe he's a werewolf, an aged man who has to wear a suit, or an agent of HYDRA. Or, he's gone underground, uses a different superhero identity, and has been replaced by someone else who takes up the mantle of Captain America.



* In the ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'', a new story line will totally reboot continuity, and the newer, hipper continuity will take the place of the old one. Say goodbye to the status quo in ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'', ''Spider-Man: Chapter One'', ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', ''ComicBook/BrandNewDay'', ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' -- Just kidding, long term fans still get to appreciate the older continuity.

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* In ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'', the relationship between Bruce Banner and The Hulk is permanently changed. Is Hulk the one in charge now? Is it Banner? Maybe they're separate now. Maybe one side is DarkerAndEdgier, and one side is completely gone.
* In the ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'', a new story line will totally reboot continuity, and the newer, hipper continuity will take the place of the old one. Say goodbye to the status quo in ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'', ''Spider-Man: Chapter One'', ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', ''ComicBook/BrandNewDay'', ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' -- Just kidding, long term fans still get to appreciate the older continuity.



* Franchise/SpiderMan examples:

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* Franchise/SpiderMan examples:''ComicBook/SpiderMan''
** The status quo is irrevocably changed, either in ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'', ''Spider-Man: Chapter One'', or ''ComicBook/BrandNewDay''. Maybe Aunt May learns Peter's identity, or gets KilledOffForReal. Or, someone in the RoguesGallery gets KilledOffForReal, replaced by someone else taking up that villain's identity. The original villain will never return -- until making an unexpected return.
** "ComicBook/TheCloneSaga", the remake of a 1970's story arc which debuted the Jackal (himself [[MeetTheNewBoss a low-rent replacement]] for the Green Goblin), hit the Spider-books in the early 90's with a similar goal in mind. By the end, was widely considered a huge failure, and concluded in the exact same manner as the original. Marvel ended up backtracking on many of its "big changes."



** "ComicBook/TheCloneSaga", the remake of a 1970's story arc which debuted the Jackal (himself [[MeetTheNewBoss a low-rent replacement]] for the Green Goblin), hit the Spider-books in the early 90's with a similar goal in mind. By the end, was widely considered a huge failure, and concluded in the exact same manner as the original. Marvel ended up backtracking on many of its "big changes."
* ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' have had no less than ''three'' separate stories with the basic premise of "The team is criticized for [[MonochromeCasting its complete lack of diversity]]. An inexperienced/unqualified black superhero is added to the roster, creating friction with the white Avengers. Drama ensues." First time it was ComicBook/TheFalcon, second time it was Rage, and third time it was Triathlon.
14th Nov '16 5:07:20 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'', Hank Pym and the Avengers face Ultron. Ultron is seemingly destroyed, only to return in a new form.
* Franchise/TheDCU has a [[CrisisCrossover major event]] that will change the status quo forever. Is it ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', ''ComicBook/DCRebirth''? The event will probably follow a huge battle like ''ComicBook/OurWorldsAtWar'', ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', or ''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}''. The multiverse will be radically changed in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', ''ComicBook/New52'', ''Comicbook/TheMultiversity'', etc.
* In the ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'', a new story line will totally reboot continuity, and the newer, hipper continuity will take the place of the old one. Say goodbye to the status quo in ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'', ''Spider-Man: Chapter One'', ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'', ''ComicBook/BrandNewDay'', ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' -- Just kidding, long term fans still get to appreciate the older continuity.



*** Wait! Just kidding! Post ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' the X-Men and mutant kind are right back to where they were post House of M with the current M-Pox story line. Many fans have begun to lose patience with Marvel as this story comes [[YankTheDogsChain less than five years]] after AVX and suspiciously coincides with [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Marvel's current movie rights dispute with 20th Century Fox]] .
*** Not to forget the Legacy Virus, the mutant virus storyline from the 90's.

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*** Wait! Just kidding! Post ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' the X-Men and mutant kind are right back to where they were post House of M with the current M-Pox story line. Many fans have begun to lose patience with Marvel as this story comes [[YankTheDogsChain less than five years]] after AVX and suspiciously coincides with [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Marvel's current movie rights dispute with 20th Century Fox]] .
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Fox]].
** Before the M-Pox story line,
the Legacy Virus, Virus was the mutant virus storyline story line from the 90's.90's, which Jamie Madrox also [[DeathIsCheap died]] from.
** How many times has Apocalypse created a four horsemen team, posing a great threat to the world, only to be forgotten later.
** A time traveler comes to the present to prevent a BadFuture. Rachel Summers (1981), Nathan Summers (1986 & 1990), Lucas Bishop (1991), or Hope Summers (2008)?
8th Nov '16 4:46:44 PM Pinokio
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**** Not to forget the Legacy Virus, the mutant virus storyline from the 90's.
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