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20th Jul '16 2:03:50 AM Morgenthaler
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--> [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Do it? Dan, I'm not a Republic Serial villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome?]] [[YouAreTooLate I did it thirty-five minutes ago.]].

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--> [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[GenreSavvy Do it? Dan, I'm not a Republic Serial villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome?]] [[YouAreTooLate I did it thirty-five minutes ago.]].



** In the second season finale, Aang intentionally enters the [[UnstoppableRage Avatar State]] for the first time to fight an army of Dai Li and save the capital city from takeover, seemingly a reflection of the outcome of previous season finale, only to be electrocuted by Azula -- and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy right in the middle]] of the TransformationSequence.

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** In the second season finale, Aang intentionally enters the [[UnstoppableRage Avatar State]] for the first time to fight an army of Dai Li and save the capital city from takeover, seemingly a reflection of the outcome of previous season finale, only to be electrocuted by Azula -- and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy right in the middle]] middle of the TransformationSequence.
8th Jul '16 4:13:59 AM InfinityPlusTwo
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': At first, the plan in ''Take Bake the Falls'' goes off smoothly: Bill Cipher is distracted long enough for the strike team to get into his castle and rescue the rest of the town, and [[spoiler: Ford is able to draw the 10-symbol zodiac cirle, and get one person for each symbol to stand in the circle,]] giving them a way to defeat Bill. Then, just when it looks like it's going to work, [[spoiler: Ford and Stan's bickering breaks the circle, and Bill, no longer distracted, destroys the drawing of the circle and imprisons most of the people making it up in tapestries.]]
7th Jul '16 10:49:46 PM Flynt_Coal
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': The evil A.I. O'Malley is driven out of Caboose's Mind, everyone has their Radio turned of so he can't take over anyone else, leaving him to 'die'. The Camera hangs over the scenery for a while, with O'Malley's transmission/Bodysurf signal getting slower and weaker and finally fading completely. Then Doc (whom everyone forgot) calls command and O'Malley gets him.

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': The evil A.I. O'Malley is driven out of Caboose's Mind, everyone has their Radio turned of off so he can't take over anyone else, leaving him to 'die'. The Camera hangs over the scenery for a while, with O'Malley's transmission/Bodysurf signal getting slower and weaker and finally fading completely. Then Doc (whom everyone forgot) calls command and O'Malley gets him.


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** The second to last episode of Season 13 has ''two''. After finding out that the Freelancers have dealt with [[DoomsdayDevice the Purge]] and killed [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Locus and Felix]], the Reds and Blues know all they have to do to beat Charon's army once and for all is get to the top of the communication tower they've been fighting to get to and send Church's message to the UNSC. But when they get there, they find out that Locus and Felix aren't quite as dead as they thought, and want payback. After finally dealing with them for good, Church finally sends their distress signal to the UNSC. The people of Chorus cheer, and General Kimball reports that a ship is already on its way! The episode ends with the arrival of the ship in question: the BigBad's flagship the ''Staff of Charon''.
--> '''Chairman:''' YOU HAVE MADE A ''TERRIBLE'' MISTAKE.
7th Jul '16 8:39:40 PM FuriKuri
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* Rides at Universal Studios seem to enjoy this. The Orlando version of Revenge of the Mummy has you escaping the mummy and going into the docking station to get off...[[spoiler: and then the attendant gets her soul sucked out by Imhotep.]]
10th Jun '16 6:58:17 PM Eievie
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->''"Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel …\\
… was just a freight train coming your way."''

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->''"Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel …\\
… was
tunnel…\\
…was
just a freight train coming your way."''



TheProtagonist is about to face utter defeat. Suddenly, he finds a glimmer of hope, a reservoir for strength, a possible way out, a ray of light, a ForgottenSuperweapon, what have you... only to be crushed cruelly by the bad guys returning in force. Think of it as the opposite of NearVillainVictory.

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TheProtagonist is about to face utter defeat. Suddenly, he finds a glimmer of hope, a reservoir for strength, a possible way out, a ray of light, a ForgottenSuperweapon, what have you... you… only to be crushed cruelly by the bad guys returning in force. Think of it as the opposite of NearVillainVictory.
28th May '16 10:45:22 PM AnotherEpicFail
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** [[VillainProtagonist Followers of Set players]] suffer one of these later in the same scenario. Having set out to bring Set back from the grave at long last, the majority of the clan and their mortal followers gather at Ombos, with all others joining in from hundreds ancillary temples and shrines around the world; offerings are made, litanies are chanted, sacrifices are killed and crushed in presses - and then, at Ombos, a huge portal to the land of the dead opens. In that moment, Set himself appears before the gateway in the form of a vast serpent of purest shadow... [[spoiler: aaaaand he can't get through. So he has to settle for making his children come to him and not the other way around; as a result, over the course of the next few nights, ''every single Setite on the planet commits suicide.'']]

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** [[VillainProtagonist Followers of Set players]] suffer one of these later in the same scenario. Having set out to bring Set back from the grave at long last, the majority of the clan and their mortal followers gather at Ombos, with all others joining in from hundreds of ancillary temples and shrines around the world; offerings are made, litanies are chanted, sacrifices are killed and crushed in presses - and then, at Ombos, a huge portal to the land of the dead opens. In that moment, Set himself appears before the gateway in the form of a vast serpent of purest shadow... [[spoiler: aaaaand he can't get through. So he has to settle for making his children come to him and not the other way around; as a result, over the course of the next few nights, ''every single Setite on the planet commits suicide.'']]
28th May '16 3:23:12 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' features quite a few of these over the course of "[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Gehenna]]."
** If players side with Saulot in "Fair Is Foul," they actually get within inches of accomplishing his goal of defeating Lilith and bringing down the wrath of God on Caine... [[spoiler: right when the Tzimisce Antediluvian makes its move: Saulot is currently inhabiting the body of Tremere, and because Tremere achieved vampirism via Tzimisce blood, the Antediluvian can control him just like any other of its progeny. Cue Saulot exploding into a mass of ravenous tentacles and wrecking the entire scheme]].
** During the same scenario, the ghost of Abel appears on the scene in an attempt to redeem Caine, offering forgiveness to his cursed brother. Storytellers have the option of letting this stand as a RedemptionEqualsDeath moment and allow the players to escape the massive battle royale that was about to happen... or turn it into a HopeSpot when Caine pulls a RedemptionRejection.
** "The Crucible Of God" kicks off with a worldwide {{Masquerade}} breakdown. For a while it looks like TheUnmasquedWorld might just be a peaceful one, with vampires briefly commanding a semi-affectionate celebrity status worldwide; some of the elders even believe that they can forge a lasting alliance with humanity if they can put the Sabbat down. Unfortunately, the whole thing falls apart when the media discovers the "cannibal camps" where elders try to dispel the Withering by feeding on younger vampires. From then on, it's a swift slide into a full-scale war between humans and vampires; worse still, the war is violent enough to wake the Antediluvians and destructive enough to ruin any opposition that might have prevented them from taking over the world.
** [[VillainProtagonist Followers of Set players]] suffer one of these later in the same scenario. Having set out to bring Set back from the grave at long last, the majority of the clan and their mortal followers gather at Ombos, with all others joining in from hundreds ancillary temples and shrines around the world; offerings are made, litanies are chanted, sacrifices are killed and crushed in presses - and then, at Ombos, a huge portal to the land of the dead opens. In that moment, Set himself appears before the gateway in the form of a vast serpent of purest shadow... [[spoiler: aaaaand he can't get through. So he has to settle for making his children come to him and not the other way around; as a result, over the course of the next few nights, ''every single Setite on the planet commits suicide.'']]
** Later, players have the option of making an alliance with a rogue Antediluvian known only as "The Shaper." With the players' help, the Shaper successfully diablerizes a fellow Antediluvian, transcending vampirism to become a goddess; as she begins reshaping the city around her, she promises to reward her "servants" for their help, [[TemptingFate even promising to put an end to the Curse of Caine]]... [[spoiler: and then Ennoia rises out of the earth and eats the Shaper alive]].
** Last but certainly not least, Tremere allies himself with the players in a particularly ambitious attempt to stop the War of the Antediluvians. Basically, with the players' help, he organizes a ritual that will place every Son of Adam on the planet under the Great Usurper's control; because vampires were once human, this will allow Tremere to send every last vampire on earth on a suicidal walk into the sunrise - with the exception of the coterie and Tremere himself. So, the ritual begins, all appears to be going well, the player characters feel a link being forged with every human being in the world, and Tremere opens his mouth to issue his orders... [[spoiler: only for the Tzimisce Antediluvian to make its move. Again, Tremere stole immortality from Tzimisce vampires - meaning that the clan founder can control him just like the rest of its childer. Long story short, it seizes control of Tremere and uses the ritual to spread its essence to ''everyone on the planet,'' all but guaranteeing the Tzimisce's ultimate victory.]]
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3rd May '16 3:11:50 PM margdean56
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* In Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye has acquiesced to his two oldest daughters' unconventional marriages during inner monologues that follow a pattern: Reason why not, on the other hand reason why, on the other hand reason why not, on the other hand--ok, you can get married. So when the third daughter shows up with a Christian husband and the same inner monologue starts again, we have hope. But instead, this happens:

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* In Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye has acquiesced to his two oldest daughters' unconventional marriages during inner monologues that follow a pattern: Reason why not, on the other hand reason why, on the other hand reason why not, on the other hand--ok, hand--okay, you can get married. So when the third daughter shows up with a Christian husband and the same inner monologue starts again, we have hope. But instead, this happens:



** Cyrano has two in his hope for winning Roxane’s love. His first Hope Spot last a night (between Act I and II) until he hears Roxane describe the guy he loves as “fair” at Act II scene VI, and the other lasts only mere seconds (At Act IV Scene X, when he hears that Christian has been mortally wounded).
** Christian has a mere seconds of hope between Cyrano tells her Roxane probably loves him and announces that she is waiting for a [[LoveLetterLunacy love letter]] that [[TheBrainlessBeauty Christian is incapable to write]] at Act II Scene X. His second hope spot will be at Act IV scene X, when he forces Cyrano to tell Roxane the truth about them PlayingCyrano, (notice that he still had hope, and his Hope Spot endures for all his life).

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** Cyrano has two in his hope for of winning Roxane’s love. His first Hope Spot last lasts a night (between Act I and II) until he hears Roxane describe the guy he she loves as “fair” at in Act II scene VI, and the VI. The other lasts only mere seconds (At (in Act IV Scene X, when he hears that Christian has been mortally wounded).
** Christian has a mere seconds of hope between Cyrano tells her telling him Roxane probably loves him and announces the announcement that she is waiting for a [[LoveLetterLunacy love letter]] that [[TheBrainlessBeauty Christian is incapable to write]] of writing]] at Act II Scene X. His second hope spot will be at in Act IV scene X, when he forces Cyrano to tell Roxane the truth about them PlayingCyrano, PlayingCyrano (notice that he still had hope, and his Hope Spot endures for all the rest of his life).
3rd May '16 6:41:36 AM Nargrakhan
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* The flight recorder of many fatal crashes (such as Air France Flight 129 and Alaska Airlines Flight 261) reveal pilots being able to level out the plane for a few moments, only for the aircraft to plunge back into an unrecoverable death spiral.


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* The flight recorder of many fatal crashes (such as Air France Airbus Industrie Flight 129 and Alaska Airlines Flight 261) reveal pilots being able to level out the plane for a few moments, minutes after losing control, only for the aircraft to plunge back into an unrecoverable death spiral.

spiral.
13th Apr '16 6:53:44 AM LtFedora
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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Uprising Warsaw Uprising]], not to be confused with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Ghetto_Uprising Warsaw Ghetto Uprising]] of the previous year, saw this. By late-summer 1944, the Soviets had annihilated Army Group Center and pushed all the way to the gates of Warsaw. The Polish resistance believed that the liberation of their city was at hand and so began their long-await uprising to cast out their German occupiers. Unfortunately, they did not realize that by then, the Soviets had exhausted their offensive capabilities and had to replenish. On top of that, Stalin had no interest in seeing a free Poland which would have close ties to the Western Allies, and also deprived them of use of Soviet airfields to resupply the Poles, who held out for two months before finally surrendering to the Germans. By the time the Soviets entered the following year, Warsaw had been flattened.

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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Uprising Warsaw Uprising]], not to be confused with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Ghetto_Uprising Warsaw Ghetto Uprising]] of the previous year, saw this. By late-summer 1944, the Soviets had annihilated Army Group Center and pushed all the way to the gates of Warsaw. The Polish resistance believed that the liberation of their city was at hand and so began their long-await long-awaited uprising to cast out their German occupiers. Unfortunately, they did not realize that by then, the Soviets had exhausted their offensive capabilities and had to replenish. On top of that, Stalin had no interest in seeing a free Poland which would have close ties to the Western Allies, and also deprived them of use of Soviet airfields to resupply the Poles, who held out for two months before finally surrendering to the Germans. By the time the Soviets entered the following year, Warsaw had been flattened.
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