History Main / HopeSpringsEternal

24th Jun '17 1:00:41 PM nombretomado
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* In [[DoctorWho Doctor Who's]] Fiftieth Anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor, the 10th and 11th Doctors both show up on Gallifrey with the War Doctor, telling him that they can no longer deny that he was them, that he did all he could during the Time War, and that this time, he won't have to push the BigRedButton alone, that if Gallifrey is doomed, then they will share that burden together. And then, thanks to a RousingSpeech by Clara, the Eleventh Doctor ''changes his mind.''

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* In [[DoctorWho Doctor Who's]] Fiftieth Anniversary ''Series/DoctorWho'''s fiftieth anniversary episode The "The Day of the Doctor, Doctor", the 10th and 11th Doctors both show up on Gallifrey with the War Doctor, telling him that they can no longer deny that he was them, that he did all he could during the Time War, and that this time, he won't have to push the BigRedButton alone, that if Gallifrey is doomed, then they will share that burden together. And then, thanks to a RousingSpeech by Clara, the Eleventh Doctor ''changes his mind.''
29th May '17 9:48:01 PM nombretomado
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* Bob Dylan's ''To Make You Feel My Love'' is sung from the point of view of a man who is in love with a woman whose life has treated her harshly, and who has especially had bad luck when it comes to romantic relationships. The lyrics gently tell her to never give up hope, because there's still someone who loves her:

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* Bob Dylan's ''To Music/BobDylan's "To Make You Feel My Love'' Love" is sung from the point of view of a man who is in love with a woman whose life has treated her harshly, and who has especially had bad luck when it comes to romantic relationships. The lyrics gently tell her to never give up hope, because there's still someone who loves her:



* Alluded to and dismissed in WithinTemptation's "Deciever of Fools". Hope springs eternal, but [[CrapsackWorld it won't help much]].

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* Alluded to and dismissed in WithinTemptation's Music/WithinTemptation's "Deciever of Fools". Hope springs eternal, but [[CrapsackWorld it won't help much]].
5th Apr '17 7:39:42 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Efforts to preserve critically-endangered species persist, and even become ''more'' intense, if the habitat of origin for that species no longer exists and their numbers have fallen so low that genetic diversity is nil, Even if every last individual dies, dead specimens' DNA is preserved in the hope that they might someday be restored via not-yet-extant technologies.

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* Efforts to preserve critically-endangered species persist, and even become ''more'' intense, if the habitat of origin for that species no longer exists and their numbers have fallen so low that genetic diversity is nil, Even if every last individual dies, dead specimens' DNA is preserved in the hope that they might someday be restored via not-yet-extant technologies. For no current species is this more evident than the white rhinoceros, which is caught in an arms race between conservationalists, who have increasingly heavy human security on each individual rhino; and the wealthy buyers of their horns, who will pay the poachers increasingly handsome rewards to retrieve one.
5th Apr '17 7:29:53 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', All Might deliberately cultivated this image for himself: By defeating villains in public, he hopes to inspire other people to fight crime and stand up against injustice. For much of his career as a superhero, he's successful at this--until he's critically wounded in a fight against his ArchNemesis, All for One. This event causes doubt and uncertainty to spread among society at large, villains become more bold and brazen, and the other heroes start getting overwhelmed. In a more literal sense, All Might's SuperStrength can be passed down from person to person, and each inheritor thus far has used it to become symbols of hope like All Might.
1st Apr '17 10:27:08 PM portaljumper339
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* A persistent theme of ''Frachise/DarkSouls''; no matter how many times you die, no matter how badly the world has suffered, no matter how hopeless the given situation is, there is still some glimmer of resolve to draw strength from and carry on with, [[ArcSymbol like tiny embers dancing amongst the dark.]] WordOfGod even states that quitting the game is emblematic of your character finally going Hollow, so the theme even works in a meta-sense.
** Two of the three endings for ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' draw upon this theme more heavily than the rest of the series; [[spoiler: Choosing ''The End of Fire'' sees the Fire Keeper take the last embers of the First Flame and snuffing them out, ending the eternal cycle of light and dark in the hopes that a new Age of Fire will come about on its own rather than through the continuous perpetuation of a self-destructive cycle. Choosing ''The Usurpation of Fire'' turns into either a GoldenEnding or EarnYourBadEnding depending on your interpretation, but it certainly seems hopeful from mankind's perspective; having gained the power of the Dark Soul from Yoel of Londor and wresting the remains of the First Flame from their mantle, you can now finish the process King Vendrick started in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' by using the power of both to break humanity out of the cycle entirely, allowing them to ascend as the rightful rulers of the world with you as their Lord of Hollows.]]
22nd Mar '17 7:43:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], when Nightmare Moon had cemented her power over Equestria in her sister's absence and all seemed lost, many citizens still held onto the flickering flames of hope; that Celestia would return and save them. Nightmare Moon proves to be GenreSavvy enough to know that her inability to completely extinguish all traces of hope would be her downfall, leading to her orchestration of [[spoiler: the Battle of Canterlot, an attempt of an all-out victory against Celestia once she returned to re-take the nation, in order to destroy all semblances of hope forever.]]

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* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], ''FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'', when Nightmare Moon had cemented her power over Equestria in her sister's absence and all seemed lost, many citizens still held onto the flickering flames of hope; that Celestia would return and save them. Nightmare Moon proves to be GenreSavvy enough to know knew that her inability to completely extinguish all traces of hope would be her downfall, leading to her orchestration of [[spoiler: the Battle of Canterlot, an attempt of an all-out victory against Celestia once she returned to re-take the nation, in order to destroy all semblances of hope forever.]]



** The irony being that a scene earlier in the series, set in the Dominion HQ, shows that their leadership is GenreSavvy enough that they plan to simply wipe out every living thing on Earth as a preemptive measure to any kind of human resistance down the line.

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** The irony being that a scene earlier in the series, set in the Dominion HQ, shows that their leadership is GenreSavvy enough that they plan planned to simply wipe out every living thing on Earth as a preemptive measure to any kind of human resistance down the line.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' movie ''WesternAnimation/OperationZERO'', Grandfather's first rule over the Earth was brought to a screeching halt when the Book of KND gave the kids the hope needed to defeat him. When he returns, he's become GenreSavvy to this and knows if he doesn't completely destroy all hope, he can still be defeated.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' movie ''WesternAnimation/OperationZERO'', Grandfather's first rule over the Earth was brought to a screeching halt when the Book of KND gave the kids the hope needed to defeat him. When he returns, he's become GenreSavvy to this and he knows if he doesn't completely destroy all hope, he can still be defeated.
7th Mar '17 10:55:50 AM Dravencour
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->''"But you can't kill dreams. Not really. I mean, despair may be the thing that comes after hope, but there's still hope, right? When there's no hope you might as well be dead."'' -- '''Matthew the Raven''', ''"The Sandman: The Wake"'' by Creator/NeilGaiman


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->''"But you can't kill dreams. Not really. I mean, despair may be the thing that comes after hope, but there's still hope, right? When there's no hope you might as well be dead."'' -- "''
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'''Matthew the Raven''', ''"The Sandman: The Wake"'' by Creator/NeilGaiman

22nd Feb '17 9:02:30 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Indeed, the Doctor in general runs on this trope: No matter how powerful the bad guys are, no matter how little time there is to save the world, he firmly believes that, as he says to Van Gogh of all people, ''There is, surprisingly, always hope.'' It's what allows him to be a Determinator.
22nd Feb '17 9:00:33 AM MasterFuzzy
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* The end of Matt Stover's novelization of ''RevengeOfTheSith'' notes that this is the Dark Side's weakness. Darkness is all-encompassing, powerful, and will never vanish...but a single candle can hold it back. Crosses over with ThePowerOfLove as well.

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* The end of Matt Stover's novelization of ''RevengeOfTheSith'' notes that this is the Dark Side's weakness. Darkness is all-encompassing, all-encompassing, powerful, and will never vanish...vanish entirely...but a single candle can hold it back. Crosses over with ThePowerOfLove as well.
31st Dec '16 2:47:28 PM cpslck
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-->'''Jyn Erso:'''We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope!

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-->'''Jyn Erso:'''We Erso: '''We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope!
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