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18th Apr '17 6:23:29 AM XFllo
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* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Luthor Lex]], a fairy that bullied Cosmo, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' He was a jock and ended up being a ballet dancer.
** Timmy actually ''causes'' Crocker to become the nerd version of this, and turn into an AgentMulder who's fairy obsessed.
*** To be precise, Cosmo was going to be the one to mess up Crocker's life, but [[YouCantFightFate Timmy ended up doing it anyway]].
* A non jock example: Stewie, in "Stewie Griffin, the Untold Story" from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', is 35 years old and still a virgin, lives in a dirty run-down apartment, and actually ''cried'' after having sex for the first time with his "girlfriend."
** There's to say that, probably, he will not end like that anymore: he resolved the problem at the end of the episode, so he should have changed his future.
* Every future ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode has Bart as an aimless but upbeat Future Loser, though Lisa's Wedding (which looks furthest into the future[[note]]August 1, 2010...[[FailedFutureForecast wait a minute!!]][[/note]]) intentionally subverts this by portraying Bart as a wrecking ball operator working his way through law school. According to an episode, the Simpsons are plagued with a "Simpsons Gene" that doom the men of the family to become pathetic losers in the future (though it doesn't stop the show from depicting Bart as crafty).
** This could have also been a ContinuityNod to the episode "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" which ended with a FlashForward that revealed that Bart will eventually become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
* There's a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode where Stan meets his future self: a lazy stoner. They're forced to live together to the tune of a fake sitcom theme. [[spoiler: It turns out to be just an actor hired by Stan's parents to scare him out of doing drugs.]]
** Even more hilariously parodied at the end of the episode. [[spoiler:After Cartman helps Stan get revenge on the company that hired the actor, the former states that he learned from the experience, and vows to turn over a new leaf and start acting more responsibly. He is then confronted by a man claiming to be Cartman's future self, a successful time-traveling businessman, who congratulates him on reaching the turning point in his life. Naturally Cartman doesn't believe him, vows to act EVEN WORSE than he did before and storms off. The guy transforms into a fat mechanic. Turns out it *was* Cartman's future self after all.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
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[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Luthor Lex]], a fairy that bullied Cosmo, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' Cosmo. He was a jock and ended up being a ballet dancer.
** Timmy actually ''causes'' Crocker to become the nerd version of this, and turn into an AgentMulder who's fairy obsessed.
*** To be precise,
obsessed. Cosmo was going to be the one to mess up Crocker's life, but [[YouCantFightFate Timmy ended up doing it anyway]].
* A non jock example: Stewie, in "Stewie Griffin, the Untold Story" from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', is 35 years old and still a virgin, lives in a dirty run-down apartment, and actually ''cried'' after having sex for the first time with his "girlfriend."
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"girlfriend". There's to say that, probably, he will not end like that anymore: he resolved the problem at the end of the episode, so he should have changed his future.
* Every future ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode has Bart (who is a popular class clown and skater boy archetype in the present) as an aimless but upbeat Future Loser, though Lisa's Wedding Loser. In "Lisa's Wedding" (which looks furthest into the future[[note]]August 1, 2010...[[FailedFutureForecast wait a minute!!]][[/note]]) intentionally subverts this by portraying minute!!]][[/note]]), Bart works as a wrecking ball operator working his way through and also in a car junkyard, is divorced two times, and hits Moe's tavern and strip clubs. Though he also plans to go to law school. According to an episode, the Simpsons are plagued with a "Simpsons Gene" that doom the men of the family to become pathetic losers in the future (though it doesn't stop the show from depicting Bart as crafty).
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school later, which honestly sounds delusional. This could have also been a ContinuityNod to the episode "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" which ended with a FlashForward that revealed that Bart will eventually become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Court. Another future episode had Lisa as the President of USA, so she could have appointed Bart... According to an episode, the Simpsons are plagued with a "Simpson's Gene" that doom the men of the family to become pathetic losers in the future (though it doesn't stop the show from depicting Bart as crafty).
* There's a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode where Stan meets his future self: a lazy stoner. They're forced to live together to the tune of a fake sitcom theme. [[spoiler: It turns out to be just an actor hired by Stan's parents to scare him out of doing drugs.]]
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drugs. Even more hilariously parodied at the end of the episode. [[spoiler:After After Cartman helps Stan get revenge on the company that hired the actor, the former states that he learned from the experience, and vows to turn over a new leaf and start acting more responsibly. He is then confronted by a man claiming to be Cartman's future self, a successful time-traveling businessman, who congratulates him on reaching the turning point in his life. Naturally Cartman doesn't believe him, vows to act EVEN WORSE than he did before and storms off. The guy transforms into a fat mechanic. Turns out it *was* Cartman's future self after all.]]
14th Feb '17 2:29:02 PM Vir
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* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Luthor Lex]], a fairy that bullied Cosmo, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. He was a jock and ended up being a ballet dancer.

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* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Luthor Lex]], a fairy that bullied Cosmo, in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' He was a jock and ended up being a ballet dancer.
12th Jan '17 7:26:38 AM LentilSandEater
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** Somewhat of a FridgeBrilliance is at work here since the older Picard, though a famous captain he might be, is stuck as a captain seemingly forever without any prospect of becoming an admiral now that he is a morality-bound goody two-shoes. Starfleet admirals, on the other hand, are rarely shown to be moral characters in the StarTrek franchise.
21st Dec '16 8:47:58 AM LTR
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The JerkJock and all-around popular guy who makes the hero's life impossible (while idolizing his SecretIdentity) presumes that his popularity and success in the academic world will translate into [[CorruptCorporateExecutive success in business]], sports, and politics, and the protagonist will be there to lick his boots. [[IronicInversion Irony says otherwise.]] Through the magical agency of TimeTravel, [[AllJustADream prophetic dreams]], or a nearby example of {{Retirony}}, we (and occasionally he) find out they'll become [[ICouldaBeenAContender a broken shell of a man]] whose life has been reduced to menial jobs and is the target of constant derision or, worse, ''being forgotten''. Often he endlessly laments his GloryDays because, for once, high school really was the BestYearsOfYourLife.

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The JerkJock and all-around popular guy who makes the hero's life impossible (while idolizing his SecretIdentity) presumes that his popularity and success in the academic world will translate into [[CorruptCorporateExecutive success in business]], sports, and politics, and the protagonist will be there to lick his boots.

[[IronicInversion Irony says otherwise.]] ]]

Through the magical agency of TimeTravel, [[AllJustADream prophetic dreams]], or a nearby example of {{Retirony}}, we (and occasionally he) find out they'll become [[ICouldaBeenAContender a broken shell of a man]] whose life has been reduced to menial jobs and is the target of constant derision or, worse, ''being forgotten''. Often he endlessly laments his GloryDays because, for once, high school really was the BestYearsOfYourLife.
10th Nov '16 5:01:05 PM thatother1dude
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* Bill Dauterive from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. He was once a tall, muscular athlete with long, flowing hair and was popular with both the guys and the girls. However, getting cheated on and dumped by his wife Lenore pretty much destroyed his self-esteem, turning poor Bill into a fat, balding SadSack. A few episodes show that his rut is self-inflicted, and he could get out of it if he only had the willpower to stick with it.

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* Bill Dauterive from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. He was once a tall, muscular athlete with long, flowing hair and was popular with both the guys and the girls. However, getting cheated on and dumped by his wife Lenore pretty much destroyed his self-esteem, turning poor Bill into a fat, balding SadSack.sad sack. A few episodes show that his rut is self-inflicted, and he could get out of it if he only had the willpower to stick with it.
28th Oct '16 1:27:16 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' some information from the future convinces Torg that he goes on to become a world famous professor. Turns out he actually ''plays'' the Professor in a theatrical rendition of ''GilligansIsland'' that a demon forces people to watch as a form of torture. Riff just didn't have the heart to tell him the truth.

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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' some information from the future convinces Torg that he goes on to become a world famous professor. Turns out he actually ''plays'' the Professor in a theatrical rendition of ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' that a demon forces people to watch as a form of torture. Riff just didn't have the heart to tell him the truth.
15th Aug '16 12:01:25 AM Hanz
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** In a later episode, Orpheus' Master implies that this is what Dean will inevitably become if he and Triana Orpheus get together (at least at that point in their lives). Then again he might also be messing with her like he does with her father. They might fare better if they got together later (after they both grow up some), but Dean may have totally blown that in the following season finale.

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** In a later episode, Orpheus' Master implies that this is what Dean will inevitably become if he and Triana Orpheus get together (at least at that point in their lives).lives), though CloneDegeneration would also play a role. Then again he might also be messing with her like he does with her father. They might fare better if they got together later (after they both grow up some), but Dean may have totally blown that in the following season finale.
11th Aug '16 2:40:31 PM LTR
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** Biff is still hiding some deep resentment for George and his family, though, because his elderly future self in ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII Part II]]'' steals the [=DeLorean=] and [[BadFuture changes history]] much to George's detriment. Though, by WordOfGod, not as much as he would have thought. The FutureLoser Biff was also a much better person, while the Perfect Future he created for himself also created a Biff who was cruel and vindictive.

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** Biff is still hiding some deep resentment for George and his family, though, because his elderly future self in ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII Part II]]'' steals the [=DeLorean=] and [[BadFuture changes history]] much to George's detriment. Though, by WordOfGod, not as much as he would have thought. The FutureLoser Biff was also is still shown to be a much better person, while person than the Perfect Rich Bad Future he created for himself also created a Biff Biff, who was cruel cruel, corrupt, vindictive, and vindictive.a murderer.
10th Aug '16 9:35:58 PM WillBGood
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** For the record, he wasn't exactly a jerk, just a little more fool-hearty than even Ron Stoppable. A PostScriptSeason episode proves that after going to college (after trying for seven years) his future apparently might be looking good.

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** For the record, he wasn't exactly a jerk, just a little more fool-hearty foolhardy than even Ron Stoppable. A PostScriptSeason episode proves that after going to college (after trying for seven years) his future apparently might be looking good.
10th Aug '16 9:27:29 PM WillBGood
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* Less harsh example in form of Jim O'Connor in Theatre/TheGlassMenagerie--a successful high school football player now stuck in a dead end job as a clerk at a shoe factory. He's a nice guy and he is trying to get out of the rut but he seems to be going nowhere fast, though. Plus, he winds up being an InnocentlyInsensitive jerk to Laura towards the end of the play.

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* Less harsh example in form of Jim O'Connor in Theatre/TheGlassMenagerie--a ''Theatre/TheGlassMenagerie''--a successful high school football player now stuck in a dead end job as a clerk at a shoe factory. He's a nice guy and he is trying to get out of the rut but he seems to be going nowhere fast, though. Plus, he winds up being an InnocentlyInsensitive jerk to Laura towards the end of the play.
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