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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.
11th Jul '16 2:19:19 PM ultimomant
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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.]]
** 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]].

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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.]]
** 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]]. reasons.]]
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