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16th Oct '17 10:58:13 AM BoyNinja
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* Taken UpToEleven in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' for Snot, who is already a loser but his visiting future self in "The Unincludeds" gets progressively worse as a loser starting with Steve indirectly making cool things with the unincluded party guests and going FromBadToWorse whenever Snot tries to make sure he becomes just as cool. Somehow, this reaches a point where his future self becomes a turtle mutant.
26th Sep '17 11:00:34 AM FF32
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* In ''ComicBook/PaperGirls'', when the future version of [[spoiler:Erin]] meets her younger self, she worries she'll be seen as this, due to being overweight, single, and stuck at the same job for nearly 30 years. Her past self, however, doesn't care about her weight, enjoys her new job, and [[GirlsHaveCooties thinks boys are gross anyway]]. [[spoiler:Conversely, Erin's clone from the far future isn't pleased with the older Erin's figure.]]
17th Sep '17 11:40:41 AM nombretomado
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Sometimes given [[DumbIsGood a twist]] with the character who seems to have it all made and be on the fast track academically becoming the loser. (This is an InvertedTrope, NotASubversion.)

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Sometimes given [[DumbIsGood a twist]] with the character who seems to have it all made and be on the fast track academically becoming the loser. (This is an InvertedTrope, NotASubversion.Administrivia/NotASubversion.)
5th Jul '17 6:58:49 PM VulgarBee
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* In Music/{{Gorillaz}}, Murdoc Niccals used to be bullied by a large boy named Tony Chopper (No, not ''[[OnePiece that]]'' one!) when they were kids. Eventually, Murdoc learned to fight back with words and from then on, he had no trouble. Tony Chopper now works at a grocery store and regrets being mean to Murdoc because of his present world-wide rock star fame.

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* In Music/{{Gorillaz}}, Murdoc Niccals used to be bullied by a large boy named Tony Chopper (No, not ''[[OnePiece ''[[Manga/OnePiece that]]'' one!) when they were kids. Eventually, Murdoc learned to fight back with words and from then on, he had no trouble. Tony Chopper now works at a grocery store and regrets being mean to Murdoc because of his present world-wide rock star fame.
20th Jun '17 11:52:32 PM Owlorange1995
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See also FallenPrincess, HumiliationConga, JadedWashout, OddFriendship, and {{Retirony}}. Contrast FutureBadass.

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A subtrope of FutureFoil. See also FallenPrincess, HumiliationConga, JadedWashout, OddFriendship, and {{Retirony}}. Contrast FutureBadass.
11th Jun '17 6:03:38 AM HighCrate
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** Marty actually showed some GenreSavvy about this trope. His first fear when Doc appears at the end of the first film, insisting that he come to the future and fix things? That he and Jennifer will grow up to be, if not losers, then at least "assholes". That turns out to be the truth (at least until they fix things). Marty agreed to a car race which resulted in him hitting another car. The owner sued, Marty broke his hand, he had to give up on his music and Jennifer only married him out of pity. By 2015 he either ends up with both kids in jail or he gets fired.

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** Marty actually showed some GenreSavvy about this trope. His Marty's first fear when Doc appears at the end of the first film, insisting that he come to the future and fix things? That he and Jennifer will grow up to be, if not losers, then at least "assholes". That turns out to be the truth (at least until they fix things). Marty agreed to a car race which resulted in him hitting another car. The owner sued, Marty broke his hand, he had to give up on his music and Jennifer only married him out of pity. By 2015 he either ends up with both kids in jail or he gets fired.



* Dash Baxter of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' seems to know what the future has in store for him and has even lampshaded it a few times. Who knew a guy with poor grades could be so GenreSavvy?
6th Jun '17 7:24:30 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Phase calls out a group of Alpha flunkies, telling them that they've attached themselves to a group of thugs and losers who'll be nothing in a few years, and that their future prospects aren't looking good: all the devisers and gadgeteers will have filed for patents and thus become rich; the Capes will have real superhero jobs; and the Golden Kids will inherit their parents' wealth and go into their businesses. He tells the flunkies to start seriously reconsidering their lives, because their future prospects are ''very'' grim. None of them really have a response.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Phase calls out a group of Alpha flunkies, telling them that they've attached themselves to a group of thugs and losers who'll be nothing in a few years, and that their future prospects aren't looking good: all the devisers and gadgeteers will have filed for patents and thus become rich; the Capes will have real superhero jobs; and the Golden Kids will inherit their parents' wealth and go into their businesses. He tells the flunkies to start seriously reconsidering their lives, because their future prospects are ''very'' grim. None of them really have a response.
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.
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