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19th Apr '17 7:32:30 PM Onlythrice
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* This trope is a central theme of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', with the ArcWords of the first season being "This has all happened before." It's revealed that the current Mystery Incorporated are just the latest in a long line of mystery-solvers with an animal mascot, and every single one of their predecessors were driven mad by the ArtifactOfDoom that they're hunting.
23rd Mar '17 3:45:15 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow points out that multiple times in the past Wildings have raised an army under a chosen King Beyond The Wall, in attempt to make their way south past the wall. They always crumbled when face with a proper army though, due to their lack of organized cooperation and military discipline. Jon's insistence that they will meet the same fate despite their passion and numbers is flippantly dismissed. Completing the cycle, Stannis utterly crushes the Wildling Army with a surprise cavalry attack.

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Jon Snow points out that multiple times in the past Wildings have raised an army under a chosen King Beyond The Wall, in attempt to make their way south past the wall. They always crumbled when face with a proper army though, due to their lack of organized cooperation and military discipline. Jon's insistence that they will meet the same fate despite their passion and numbers is flippantly dismissed. Completing the cycle, Stannis utterly crushes the Wildling Army with a surprise cavalry attack.attack.
** Ned promising to take care of the dying Robert's children. He did the same for his sister Lyanna.
22nd Mar '17 7:05:33 AM Adept
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* Creator/CartoonNetwork 's ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'' block. When it first premiered, it had limited animation for its CGI hosts, limited budgets to aquire new shows, and suffered tremendously in the ratings departments. It also started to see this pattern again, but due to the parent network's decision to fill the block with constant reruns and only new episodes of the infamous pre-''Shippuden'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' filler arcs. When it came back, ''Toonami'' had the same amount of viewership it did in the beginning, very few new ad bumpers, [[DeadmanWonderland only two]] [[Anime/CasshernSins new shows]], and most of its block [[Anime/CowboyBebop consisting]] [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist of]] [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex old]] Creator/AdultSwim anime on a constant repeat.

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* Creator/CartoonNetwork 's ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'' block. When it first premiered, it had limited animation for its CGI hosts, limited budgets to aquire new shows, and suffered tremendously in the ratings departments. It also started to see this pattern again, but due to the parent network's decision to fill the block with constant reruns and only new episodes of the infamous pre-''Shippuden'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' filler arcs. When it came back, ''Toonami'' had the same amount of viewership it did in the beginning, very few new ad bumpers, [[DeadmanWonderland [[Manga/DeadmanWonderland only two]] [[Anime/CasshernSins new shows]], and most of its block [[Anime/CowboyBebop consisting]] [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist of]] [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex old]] Creator/AdultSwim anime on a constant repeat.
7th Mar '17 6:20:39 PM ThePest179
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* In 1904, Japan started a war with Russia by launching a surprise attack on Russia's naval facilities in Port Arthur, without issuing a declaration of war. Almost forty years later, [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japan would attack the naval base at Pearl Harbor without issuing a declaration of war first]].
22nd Feb '17 7:12:55 PM gewunomox
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* When Creator/JohnLennon saw for the first time a picture of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuda_Zenjirō Yasuda Zenjirō]], who was Creator/YokoOno's grandfather, he supposedly said "[[{{Reincarnation}} that's me in a former life]]", to which she responded "don't say that. He was assassinated". Come 1980, and what would the tragic fate of John Lennon be?

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* When Creator/JohnLennon Music/JohnLennon saw for the first time a picture of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuda_Zenjirō Yasuda Zenjirō]], who was Creator/YokoOno's grandfather, he supposedly said "[[{{Reincarnation}} that's me in a former life]]", to which she responded "don't say that. He was assassinated". Come 1980, and what would the tragic fate of John Lennon be?
16th Feb '17 6:52:28 PM SpinAttaxx
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* This happens a lot over the ''Franchise/StarWars'' saga.
** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' features the rise of [[TheEmpire the Galactic Empire]] and the near-total genocide of the Jedi with Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader's assistance. In the thirty years between their defeat and ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Luke Skywalker's efforts to rebuild the Jedi Order are undone by Kylo Ren's massacre, who allies himself with the fledgling [[TheRemnant First Order]]. Even worse, [[spoiler:Kylo Ren is Anakin's grandson]].
** The Empire blew up the planet of Alderaan with the Death Star in ''Film/ANewHope''. Years later, the First Order uses a similar superweapon to [[spoiler:destroy the entire Hosnian system]].
14th Feb '17 9:21:19 PM skadooshbag
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* Many a generation, when it grows old, complains about the next generation, how easier they have it, and claim things were better in the good old days.

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* Many a generation, when it grows old, complains about the next generation, how easier they have it, and claim things were better in the good old days. This is known as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD0x7ho_IYc Juvenoia]]
6th Feb '17 10:03:56 AM LaptopGuy
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* Scarily, the more Wrestling/VinceMcMahon continues to be at the helm of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, the more its ongoing problems are starting to mirror the problems that killed its chief rival. An over-reliance on [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker past]] [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar stars]], a [[Wrestling/TheAuthority heel faction]] at the top that many feel has long exhausted its welcome, neglecting everything else in favor of the main event, either involving the world title or past stars (or both), and what seems to be an outright refusal to make a new star. The one new star he's trying to make isn't allowed to play to his strengths and get over that way, with Vince doing everything in his power to mold him into HIS star, to an almost stubborn degree. It's begun to alienate fans, with the WWE having lost a million viewers over the span of one year. The parallels are becoming obvious to everyone, especially to those who read the aforementioned book (which might as well be nearly every hardcore fan in the last decade), that fans are either demanding his retirement or [[DudeNotFunny wishing he'd keel over and die already]] before the damage gets any worse.

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* Scarily, the more Wrestling/VinceMcMahon continues to be at the helm of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, the more its ongoing problems are starting to mirror the problems that killed its chief rival. An over-reliance on [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker past]] [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar stars]], a [[Wrestling/TheAuthority heel faction]] at the top that many feel has long exhausted its welcome, neglecting everything else in favor of the main event, either involving the world title or past stars (or both), and what seems to be an outright refusal to make a new star. [[Wrestling/RomanReigns The one new star he's trying to make make]] isn't allowed to play to his strengths and get over that way, with Vince doing everything in his power to mold him into HIS star, to an almost stubborn degree. It's begun to alienate fans, with the WWE having lost a million viewers over the span of one year. The parallels are becoming obvious to everyone, especially to those who read the aforementioned book (which might as well be nearly every hardcore fan in the last decade), that fans are either demanding his retirement or [[DudeNotFunny wishing he'd keel over and die already]] before the damage gets any worse.
6th Feb '17 7:59:58 AM LaptopGuy
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* Those well versed in wrestling history note that the problems that plague Wrestling/{{TNA}} today are what killed Wrestling/{{WCW}}. Nonsensical storylines, younger, homegrown talent being pushed down the card for older, more recognizable names, a money mark for a boss -- those problems were always there, but the fan base didn't take any note of them because the talent was having great matches and doing great segments. The shortcomings weren't as strongly pronounced. Then, due to a LoveTriangle of all things, Wrestling/JeffJarrett lost control of the company to Dixie Carter who, evidently having not read ''Literature/TheDeathOfWCW'', brought in two of the guys on the cover: Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff. Practically overnight, TNA went from "a growing promotion with some similarities to WCW", to "WCW-lite". ''The Death Of WCW'' discussed this throughout its tenth anniversary edition, including an epilogue which lists the utterly boneheaded decisions the company has made since the original publication.
* Scarily, the more Wrestling/VinceMcMahon continues to be at the helm of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, the more its ongoing problems are starting to mirror the problems that killed its chief rival. An over-reliance on [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker past]] [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar stars]], a [[Wrestling/TheAuthority heel faction]] at the top that many feel has long exhausted its welcome, neglecting everything else in favor of the main event, either involving the world title or past stars (or both), and what seems to be an outright refusal to make a new star. The one new star he's trying to make isn't allowed to play to his strengths and get over that way, with Vince doing everything in his power to mold him into HIS star, to an almost stubborn degree. It's begun to alienate fans, with the WWE having lost a million viewers over the span of one year. The parallels are becoming obvious to everyone, especially to those who read the aforementioned book (which might as well be nearly every hardcore fan in the last decade), that fans are either demanding his retirement or [[DudeNotFunny wishing he'd keel over and die already]] before the damage gets any worse.
** The career of Wrestling/RomanReigns parallels Wrestling/TheRock's career in the sense that they're both trying to get over as white meat babyfaces only to be completely rejected by fans. The fact that they're cousins is just icing on the cake. In fact, the parallels are so eerily strong that many are beginning to wonder if [[YouCantFightFate fate]] [[FaceHeelTurn is trying to tell Vince something]].
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* Those well versed in wrestling history note that the problems that plague Wrestling/{{TNA}} today are what killed Wrestling/{{WCW}}. Nonsensical storylines, younger, homegrown talent being pushed down the card for older, more recognizable names, a money mark for a boss -- those problems were always there, but the fan base didn't take any note of them because the talent was having great matches and doing great segments. The shortcomings weren't as strongly pronounced. Then, due to a LoveTriangle of all things, Wrestling/JeffJarrett lost control of the company to Dixie Carter who, evidently having not read ''Literature/TheDeathOfWCW'', brought in two of the guys on the cover: Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff. Practically overnight, TNA went from "a growing promotion with some similarities to WCW", to "WCW-lite". ''The Death Of WCW'' discussed this throughout its tenth anniversary edition, including an epilogue which lists the utterly boneheaded decisions the company has made since the original publication.
* Scarily, the more Wrestling/VinceMcMahon continues to be at the helm of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, the more its ongoing problems are starting to mirror the problems that killed its chief rival. An over-reliance on [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker past]] [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar stars]], a [[Wrestling/TheAuthority heel faction]] at the top that many feel has long exhausted its welcome, neglecting everything else in favor of the main event, either involving the world title or past stars (or both), and what seems to be an outright refusal to make a new star. The one new star he's trying to make isn't allowed to play to his strengths and get over that way, with Vince doing everything in his power to mold him into HIS star, to an almost stubborn degree. It's begun to alienate fans, with the WWE having lost a million viewers over the span of one year. The parallels are becoming obvious to everyone, especially to those who read the aforementioned book (which might as well be nearly every hardcore fan in the last decade), that fans are either demanding his retirement or [[DudeNotFunny wishing he'd keel over and die already]] before the damage gets any worse.
** The career of Wrestling/RomanReigns parallels Wrestling/TheRock's career in the sense that they're both trying to get over as white meat babyfaces only to be completely rejected by fans. The fact that they're cousins is just icing on the cake. In fact, the parallels are so eerily strong that many are beginning to wonder if [[YouCantFightFate fate]] [[FaceHeelTurn is trying to tell Vince something]].
24th Jan '17 12:04:59 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jon Snow points out that multiple times in the past Wildings have raised an army under a chosen King Beyond The Wall, in attempt to make their way south past the wall. They always crumbled when face with a proper army though, due to their lack of organized cooperation and military discipline. Jon's insistence that they will meet the same fate despite their passion and numbers is flippantly dismissed. Completing the cycle, Stannis utterly crushes the Wildling Army with a surprise cavalry attack.
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