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12th Apr '18 5:43:29 AM Eddy1215
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* Creator/VictorBorge once made a joke that his uncle tried to invent a soft drink called 4-Up, then 5-Up, then 6-Up, before dying brokenheartedly from failure, unaware of how he close he had been to success.
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11th Apr '18 11:02:36 PM bwburke94
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->''"''[My uncle's]'' greatest accomplishment was a soft-drink called 4-Up. It wasn't very successful, so he invented 5-Up. Still it didn't click, and then came 6-Up. Still nobody liked it, so he died heartbroken. Little did he know how close he came."''
-->-- '''Victor Borge''', ''Caught in the Act''
9th Mar '18 11:17:19 PM Randallw201238
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In the backstory of Warhammer, Malekith, soon to be the Witch King, considers it his birthright to be Phoenix King, ruler of all the High Elves of Ulthuan. He plots his way to the throne, but the last step is to endure the Sacred Flame. Malekith steps into the flame, confident of his right. He is however maimed and burnt by the flame. Unable to endure any longer he collapses and gives up. Thousands of years later, and after leading his own faction, the Dark Elves, and conspiring to take Ulthuan by force, he learns during the End Times, just before the end of the world, that he was the Chosen of the gods and all his injuries would have been healed had he lasted but a moment longer.

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* In the backstory of Warhammer, Malekith, soon to be the Witch King, considers it his birthright to be Phoenix King, ruler of all the High Elves of Ulthuan. He plots his way to the throne, but the last step is to endure the Sacred Flame. Malekith steps into the flame, confident of his right. He is however maimed and burnt by the flame. Unable to endure any longer he collapses and gives up. Thousands of years later, and after leading his own faction, the Dark Elves, and conspiring to take Ulthuan by force, he learns during the End Times, just before the end of the world, that he was the Chosen of the gods and all his injuries would have been healed had he lasted but a moment longer.
9th Mar '18 11:13:53 PM Randallw201238
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In the backstory of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer'', Malekith, soon to be the Witch King, considers it his birthright to be Phoenix King, ruler of all the High Elves of Ulthuan. He plots his way to the throne, but the last step is to endure the Sacred Flame. Malekith steps into the flame, confident of his right. He is however maimed and burnt by the flame. Unable to endure any longer he collapses and gives up. Thousands of years later, and after leading his own faction, the Dark Elves, and conspiring to take Ulthuan by force, he learns during the End Times, just before the end of the world, that he was the Chosen of the gods and all his injuries would have been healed had he lasted but a moment longer.

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In the backstory of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer'', Warhammer, Malekith, soon to be the Witch King, considers it his birthright to be Phoenix King, ruler of all the High Elves of Ulthuan. He plots his way to the throne, but the last step is to endure the Sacred Flame. Malekith steps into the flame, confident of his right. He is however maimed and burnt by the flame. Unable to endure any longer he collapses and gives up. Thousands of years later, and after leading his own faction, the Dark Elves, and conspiring to take Ulthuan by force, he learns during the End Times, just before the end of the world, that he was the Chosen of the gods and all his injuries would have been healed had he lasted but a moment longer.
9th Mar '18 11:10:30 PM Randallw201238
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* In the backstory of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer'' Malekith, soon to be the Witch King, considers it his birthright to be Phoenix King, ruler of all the High Elves of Ulthuan. He plots his way to the throne, but the last step is to endure the Sacred Flame. Malekith steps into the flame, confident of his right. He is however maimed and burnt by the flame. Unable to endure any longer he collapses and gives up. Thousands of years later, and after leading his own faction, the Dark Elves, and conspiring to take Ulthuan by force, he learns during the End Times, just before the end of the world, that he was the Chosen of the gods and all his injuries would have been healed had he lasted but a moment longer.

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In the backstory of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer'', Malekith, soon to be the Witch King, considers it his birthright to be Phoenix King, ruler of all the High Elves of Ulthuan. He plots his way to the throne, but the last step is to endure the Sacred Flame. Malekith steps into the flame, confident of his right. He is however maimed and burnt by the flame. Unable to endure any longer he collapses and gives up. Thousands of years later, and after leading his own faction, the Dark Elves, and conspiring to take Ulthuan by force, he learns during the End Times, just before the end of the world, that he was the Chosen of the gods and all his injuries would have been healed had he lasted but a moment longer.
9th Mar '18 11:08:09 PM Randallw201238
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* In the backstory of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer'' Malekith, soon to be the Witch King, considers it his birthright to be Phoenix King, ruler of all the High Elves of Ulthuan. He plots his way to the throne, but the last step is to endure the Sacred Flame. Malekith steps into the flame, confident of his right. He is however maimed and burnt by the flame. Unable to endure any longer he collapses and gives up. Thousands of years later, and after leading his own faction, the Dark Elves, and conspiring to take Ulthuan by force, he learns during the End Times, just before the end of the world, that he was the Chosen of the gods and all his injuries would have been healed had he lasted but a moment longer.
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6th Mar '18 3:39:58 PM luiz4200
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* ''Literature/TheReversal'': [[spoiler:After the defense's last strategy fails, Jason is so certain he'll be convicted he decides to flee and ends up dying without learning that one of the jurors would vote for his acquittal, thus forcing a mistrial and, as Mickey and Margareth believe, the District Attorney would rather let him go than start a new trial.]]
5th Feb '18 6:58:01 AM Eddy1215
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGhDjKmJZKQ one]] Dish Network commercial, a woman grew tired of waiting for the cable guy and decided to take a shower. While she was bathing, the cable guy rung her doorbell and she immediately rushed to answer the door, only to find a "Sorry we missed you" note.
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4th Feb '18 3:47:59 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Chuckie Vs the Potty" when [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chuckie was being potty trained]], when he felt like he had to go badly, Stu and Didi set him up in the bathroom and waited for hours for him do his business, eventually falling asleep. Chuckie, believing that it was just a false alarm, got off the potty...and immediately experienced PottyFailure.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Chuckie episode, "[[Recap/RugratsS2E2ChuckieVsThePottyTogetherAtLast Chuckie Vs the Potty" Potty]]", when [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chuckie was being potty trained]], when he felt like he had to go badly, Stu and Didi set him up in the bathroom and waited for hours for him do his business, eventually falling asleep. Chuckie, believing that it was just a false alarm, got off the potty...and immediately experienced PottyFailure.
22nd Jan '18 5:51:46 PM Kayube
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* In one episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', Donna Noble lived a highly compressed life in a virtual reality system, meeting "the perfect man", falling in love with him, and having children with him, all in the space of a few real-time minutes. Once she leaves the system, she hangs around to see if he really existed or if he was just a computer illusion. She gives up and leaves, just as he shows up.

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* In one episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', Donna Noble lived a highly compressed life in a virtual reality system, meeting "the perfect man", falling in love with him, and having children with him, all in the space of a few real-time minutes. Once she leaves the system, she hangs around to see if he really existed or if he was just a computer illusion. She gives up and leaves, just as he shows up. It doesn't help that the man has a stutter (which he'd been able to work out in the simulation but not in real life) that prevented him from calling out to her.
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