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7th Feb '16 5:55:35 PM HououinKyouma
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* Occurs during the Endless Eight arc in ''The Rampage of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', and its anime adaptation. Haruhi, who has godlike powers, ([[LockedOutOfTheLoop though she is kept forcefully unaware]], due to others fearing what a [[AlphaBitch person like her]] would do should she realize she has such abilities) wishes at the end of the summer break that summer would never end. This accidentally causes a continuous loop of the previous two weeks every time she makes the wish. Which she ends up doing ''15,532 times.'' Each time, only Yuki [[RippleEffectProofMemory completely retains total memory of the previous loops]], while the others, except for Haruhi, suffer from déjà vu, eventually all figuring it out the situation, except for (obviously) Haruhi. Only by forcing everyone to finish their summer homework does Kyon manage to make her not wish for summer to continue, finally ending the loop. When this arc was adapted for the second season of the anime, Creator/KyotoAnimation, in order to have the audience empathize with the extreme boredom and tediousness the characters had to go through, animated the same episode about the arc eight times, with only minor differences for each one. [[Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.]]
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* Occurs during the Endless Eight arc in ''The Rampage of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', and its anime adaptation. Haruhi, who has godlike powers, ([[LockedOutOfTheLoop though she is kept forcefully unaware]], due to others fearing what a [[AlphaBitch person like her]] would do should she realize she has such abilities) wishes at the end of the summer break that summer would never end. This accidentally causes a continuous loop of the previous two weeks every time she makes the wish. Which she ends up doing ''15,532 times.'' Each time, only Yuki [[RippleEffectProofMemory completely retains total memory of the previous loops]], while the others, except for Haruhi, suffer from déjà vu, eventually all figuring it out the situation, except for (obviously) Haruhi. Only by forcing everyone to finish their summer homework does Kyon manage to make her not wish for summer to continue, finally ending the loop. When this arc was adapted for the second season of the anime, Creator/KyotoAnimation, in order to have the audience empathize with the extreme boredom and tediousness the characters had to go through, animated the same episode about the arc eight times, with only minor differences for each one. * [[spoiler:''VisualNovel/Steins;Gate'']] breaks the main character in almost every possible story line through endless loops, essentially forcing him into positions where [[spoiler:Okabe Rintarou]] tries every possible outcome to save a character [[spoiler:Usually his childhood friend, Mayuri]] before he learns that it's an inevitability within the timeline. The solution? [[spoiler: Undo everything good you've done through the use of time travel, only to remember that this will mean losing the one you loved and your best friend.]] Of course, [[RippleEffectProofMemory it's not like any of them will remember it anyway.]] ** In the subsequent movie to the anime, [[spoiler: [[GoldenEnding he eventually found the happy ending timeline]], except reality simply rejects him due to him being the source of time travel, creating the bad endings. Leading into Makise Kurisu slowly gaining her own [[RippleProofMemory Reading Steiner]] as she realizes something is missing. And she tries to get back her friend. Over. And over. And over. Except getting him back... Means it was all for nothing.]] [[Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.]]
5th Feb '16 5:10:37 PM mcgrew
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A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)
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** ''A Christmas Wedding Date'' has the main character relive her friend's Christmas Eve wedding over and over.
2nd Feb '16 3:12:04 PM MarkLungo
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* ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'' in 1985 was the [[UrExample first]] video game (and one of the earliest examples in general) to use this trope as part of its plot. Upon reaching the final boss, if the player does not have the cross weapon, they will be prompted that it is needed to defeat the boss and restart at the beginning of level 5 and must repeat round 5 and 6 again. When the final boss is defeated for the first time, using the cross weapon, the player is informed that the battle was "a trap devised by Satan". The player is then forced to replay the entire game on a higher difficulty level before finally reaching the genuine final battle. This title is regarded as one of the most difficult {{Arcade}} games of all time.
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* ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'' in 1985 was the [[UrExample first]] video game (and one of the earliest examples in general) to use this trope as part of its plot. Upon reaching the final boss, if the player does not have the cross weapon, they will be prompted that it is needed to defeat the boss and restart at the beginning of level 5 and must repeat round 5 and 6 again. When the final boss is defeated for the first time, using the cross weapon, the player is informed that the battle was "a trap devised by Satan". The player is then forced to replay the entire game on a higher difficulty level before finally reaching the genuine final battle. This title is regarded as one of the most difficult {{Arcade}} games UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s of all time.
1st Feb '16 5:15:27 PM Freecom
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* [[https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/43okl9/a_british_channel_is_showing_groundhog_day_all/ One British television station]] decided to air ''[[Film/GroundhogDay Groundhog Day]]'' all day on Groundhog Day.
24th Jan '16 7:01:41 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' had an example of a willing groundhog day loop in the episode "Melty", in which Lilo kept going back to change the past so she could simultaneously catch the experiment and impress her crush Kioni, but [[TheButterflyEffect kept on setting off disastrous chains of events]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' had an example of a willing groundhog day loop in the episode "Melty", in which Lilo kept going back to change the past so she could simultaneously catch the experiment and impress her crush Kioni, but [[TheButterflyEffect [[ButterflyOfDoom kept on setting off disastrous chains of events]].
24th Jan '16 7:00:08 AM Andyroid
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* ''FanFic/TheBestNightEver'' revolves around Prince Blueblood being trapped on the day of the disastrous Grand Galloping Gala [[spoiler: until he ensures that the bearers of the Elements of Harmony actually enjoy themselves at the event. At one point, he ''thinks'' he's pulled it off... but he has everything so rigidly planned and nailed down that nobody, not even him, has any real fun. When the loop starts again after that one, [[DespairEventHorizon he goes out to the garden and considers freeing Discord]].]] Notably, although Pinkie Pie is unaware of the loop, she's so eratic that she always does something different.
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* ''FanFic/TheBestNightEver'' revolves around Prince Blueblood being trapped on the day of the disastrous Grand Galloping Gala [[spoiler: until he ensures that the bearers of the Elements of Harmony actually enjoy themselves at the event. At one point, he ''thinks'' he's pulled it off... but he has everything so rigidly planned and nailed down that nobody, not even him, has any real fun. When the loop starts again after that one, [[DespairEventHorizon he goes out to the garden and considers freeing Discord]].]] Notably, although Pinkie Pie is unaware of the loop, she's so eratic erratic that she always does something different.

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* ''FanFic/TheBestNightEver'' revolves around Prince Blueblood being trapped on ''Garbage Day'' is an indie open world sandbox game in which an incident at a small town's nuclear power plant causes a time loop. The protagonist has to investigate and find a way to break the day of the disastrous Grand Galloping Gala [[spoiler: until loop... or he ensures that the bearers of the Elements of Harmony actually enjoy themselves at the event. At one point, he ''thinks'' he's pulled it off... but he has everything so rigidly planned and nailed down that nobody, not even him, has any real fun. When the loop starts again after that one, [[DespairEventHorizon he goes out to the garden and considers freeing Discord]].]] Notably, although Pinkie Pie is unaware of the loop, she's so eratic that she always does something different.can [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential just screw with or straight-up murder his neighbors]].
21st Jan '16 8:56:58 AM twilicorn
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* It's a common radio station prank to play "I Got You Babe" twice in a row in the morning on February 2 - it's the song Bill Murray always wakes up to every morning in ''Film/GroundhogDay''. Many TV showings of the trope-naming film also air the same commercial multiple times in a row or have every break consist of the same commercials in the same order.
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* It's a common radio station prank to play "I Got You Babe" twice in a row in the morning on February 2 - it's the song Bill Murray always wakes up to every morning in ''Film/GroundhogDay''. Many TV showings of the trope-naming film also [[RepeatingAd air the same commercial multiple times in a row or have every break consist of the same commercials in the same order.order]].
20th Jan '16 6:03:12 PM Adept
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* In ''CrossChannel'', the game starts with a week where you briefly meet all the cast and the radio is completed, ending with a plea to any other survivors. Then the 'first' week starts, then the second. The third time, Taichi figures out what's going on and plays with the situation a little and manages to reconcile with Kiri instead of [[spoiler:having her go crazy and Youko kill everyone]]. Then the fourth week starts and it turns out that [[spoiler:during one week, Miki discovered the 'safe spot' where the journals are kept and has been avoiding the reset ever since. She's the truest example of ripple effect proof memory in the game]]. Oh, and Nanaka clearly knows what's going on. The resolution is rather bittersweet.
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* In ''CrossChannel'', ''VisualNovel/CrossChannel'', the game starts with a week where you briefly meet all the cast and the radio is completed, ending with a plea to any other survivors. Then the 'first' week starts, then the second. The third time, Taichi figures out what's going on and plays with the situation a little and manages to reconcile with Kiri instead of [[spoiler:having her go crazy and Youko kill everyone]]. Then the fourth week starts and it turns out that [[spoiler:during one week, Miki discovered the 'safe spot' where the journals are kept and has been avoiding the reset ever since. She's the truest example of ripple effect proof memory in the game]]. Oh, and Nanaka clearly knows what's going on. The resolution is rather bittersweet.
11th Jan '16 8:00:43 AM MisterGutsy2299
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* ''Film/{{Krampus}}'': This is the implication during the movie's ending.
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* ''Film/{{Krampus}}'': This is the implication during the movie's ending.The ending implies that this will happen.
11th Jan '16 7:59:49 AM MisterGutsy2299
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* ''Film/{{Krampus}}'': This is the implication during the movie's ending.
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