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18th Jun '16 10:48:08 PM Generations91
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** Eobard Thawne himself is an example. [[spoiler:He was once a major Flash fanboy who suffered a breakdown due to time travel, and is a childish man out to kill the Flash for extremely petty reasons]].
17th Jun '16 8:03:39 AM WillBGood
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* In Music/AvrilLavigne's ''Sk8er Boi'', the main character was popular in high school but five years down the line is a lonely single mother, while the boy she rejected for being too "punk" is now a world-famous rock star who's apparently dating the singer.

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* In Music/AvrilLavigne's ''Sk8er ''[=Sk8er=] Boi'', the main character was popular in high school but five years down the line is a lonely single mother, while the boy she rejected for being too "punk" is now a world-famous rock star who's apparently dating the singer.
11th May '16 6:29:10 PM zarpaulus
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* In Music/AbneyPark's "Letters Between a Little Boy and Himself as an Adult" a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin child corresponds with his future self]] via something called a "Chronofax" and is disappointed to learn he becomes a bitter, cynical office drone. On the bright side the ending implies that the letters inspired his adult self to quit his dead-end job and try something new.
6th May '16 6:42:31 AM aye_amber
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* Ace, the town bully and criminal thug from Creator/StephenKing's ''The Body'', is shown as a fat, pathetic shred of his former self as an adult when the main character returns to his hometown as an adult. This scene is not included in the movie version, StandByMe.

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* Ace, the town bully and criminal thug from Creator/StephenKing's ''The Body'', is shown as a fat, pathetic shred of his former self as an adult when the main character returns to his hometown as an adult. This scene is not included in the movie version, StandByMe.Film/StandByMe.
23rd Apr '16 4:40:24 PM NESBoy
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* 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...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).

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* 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]]) 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).
22nd Apr '16 12:40:11 PM ultimomant
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** In the episode "Spiders", this is both played straight and subverted. A gorgeous blond girl who was devoted to a white supremacist leader, who was seen years later as overweight in the present; on the other hand, she's overcome her racism (admitting that she had done "stupid things" and has had children with a black man

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** In the episode "Spiders", this is both played straight and subverted. A gorgeous blond girl who was devoted to a white supremacist leader, who was seen years later as overweight in the present; on the other hand, she's overcome her racism (admitting that she had done "stupid things" things") and has had children with a black manman.



* The renewed ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' series - In the episode "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty", an angry middle-aged man named Gus finds himself transported back in time where he meets his child self. After an incident with a bully, Gus tries to get his past life together by convincing his younger self (who doesn't know he is his older self) to have a better relationship with his father (who died as he grew up). Gus then returns to his own time, and hails a cab where driver happens to be one of the kids that used to bully him.

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* The renewed ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' series - ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'': In the episode "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty", an angry middle-aged man named Gus finds himself transported back in time where he meets his child self. After an incident with a bully, Gus tries to get his past life together by convincing his younger self (who doesn't know he is his older self) to have a better relationship with his father (who died as he grew up). Gus then returns to his own time, and hails a cab where whose driver happens to be one of the kids that used to bully him.



* Jimmy and Christine, two of the main characters from ''YesDear'' are this -- very popular in high school, attended college but dropped out soon afterward, and, for the most of the series' run, lived (along with their children) in a guest house belonging to Christine's sister and her successful husband.

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* Jimmy and Christine, two of the main characters from ''YesDear'' ''Series/YesDear'' are this -- very popular in high school, attended college but dropped out soon afterward, and, for the most of the series' run, lived (along with their children) in a guest house belonging to Christine's sister and her successful husband.



** Played straight AND subverted with the Darcy's. Both Marcy and Steve have become fairly successfull white collar workers in adulthood, but are are shown several times as never having moved on from their loserish personalities from their high school years, they merely disguise them with a veener of professionality. Both are completely psychologically dominated by the various torments they endured as teenagers.

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** Played straight AND subverted with the Darcy's. Both Marcy and Steve have become fairly successfull successful white collar workers in adulthood, but are are shown several times as never having moved on from their loserish personalities from their high school years, they merely disguise them with a veener of professionality. Both are completely psychologically dominated by the various torments they endured as teenagers.


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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': The Reverse Flash, a villain from the future, [[KickTheDog taunts Eddie Thawne]] by showing him that he lived his life without having accomplished anything major and failed to marry his girlfriend Iris West, to the point that he is considered a laughingstock by the future Thawne family, all of whom are successful businessmen, politicians, scientists, etc. [[spoiler:This backfires in a big way. Eddie decides to [[HeroicSacrifice kill himself]] to [[RetGone erase Reverse Flash from existence]], as Eddie was his ancestor.]]
13th Apr '16 1:37:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* Biff in ''DeathOfASalesman'' as well. He was a football player, "built like Adonis", and his father believed Biff would be a successful salesman because he was well liked, while his bookish neighbor Bernard would not be successful because he wasn't as gorgeous or popular. Instead, Bernard ended up a successful lawyer, and Biff became a farm hand out west who made next to no money.

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* Biff in ''DeathOfASalesman'' ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'' as well. He was a football player, "built like Adonis", and his father believed Biff would be a successful salesman because he was well liked, while his bookish neighbor Bernard would not be successful because he wasn't as gorgeous or popular. Instead, Bernard ended up a successful lawyer, and Biff became a farm hand out west who made next to no money.



* Less harsh example in form of Jim O'Connor in 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 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.



* Subverted in ''LeastICouldDo'', Rayne is actually rather happy with the future that is shown him.

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* Subverted in ''LeastICouldDo'', ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'', Rayne is actually rather happy with the future that is shown him.
23rd Jan '16 9:30:14 AM nombretomado
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* Ace, the town bully and criminal thug from StephenKing's ''The Body'', is shown as a fat, pathetic shred of his former self as an adult when the main character returns to his hometown as an adult. This scene is not included in the movie version, StandByMe.

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* Ace, the town bully and criminal thug from StephenKing's Creator/StephenKing's ''The Body'', is shown as a fat, pathetic shred of his former self as an adult when the main character returns to his hometown as an adult. This scene is not included in the movie version, StandByMe.
10th Dec '15 2:13:55 PM R1ck
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': [[spoiler: Season 5 opens with a flash forward to Walt's fifty-second birthday. He's clearly suffering, completely out of it when he talks, living under a different name and alone on his birthday, eating breakfast at Denny's.]]
29th Nov '15 4:22:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens repeatedly in ''RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'':

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* Happens repeatedly in ''RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'':''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'':
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