History Main / HowTheMightyHaveFallen

23rd Apr '17 10:17:28 AM bedrockperson
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* See also Isaiah 14:12 - "How art thou fallen from heaven, star of Morning, son of the Dawn! How art thou cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low!"

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* ** See also Isaiah 14:12 - "How art thou fallen from heaven, star of Morning, son of the Dawn! How art thou cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low!"
16th Apr '17 8:35:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The Depression-era number "Brother Can You Spare A Dime", famously performed by Bing Crosby.

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* The Depression-era number "Brother Can You Spare A Dime", famously performed by Bing Crosby.Music/BingCrosby.
5th Apr '17 11:12:23 AM Nyame
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Malcolm was once a billionaire and a well-beloved citizen of Star(ling) City, while also a diabolical mastermind that was planning to destroy the Glades for revenge for his wife's murder and a skilled enough combatant to hand Oliver Queen (who was no slouch in Season One) his ass in one-on-one combat. By the end of Season Four, he's legally dead and has lost his company and reputation "post-mortem", his plan to destroy the Glades has killed his son, his daughter hates him, and Oliver has become so skilled that he can casually curb-stop him in a ''sword duel'', to the point that he has to ''hold back'' so he doesn't accidentally kill Malcolm, and settles for cutting off his hand instead. In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' Season Two, when Eobard Thawne and Past!Damien Darhk arrive to his dilapidated apartment to recruit him, he's on his couch, nursing a drink and lamenting his status as a JadedWashout. His existence has become so pitiful that [[spoiler:after the Legion of Doom is defeated, Sara doesn't even bother punishing him further and instead just sends him back to his crappy apartment]].
21st Mar '17 6:32:25 PM nombretomado
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* A recurring theme in the ''{{Nightside}}'' books; John Taylor notes that even gods can end up living on the streets. Herne the Hunter is one of the biggest examples.

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* A recurring theme in the ''{{Nightside}}'' ''{{Literature/Nightside}}'' books; John Taylor notes that even gods can end up living on the streets. Herne the Hunter is one of the biggest examples.
20th Mar '17 8:58:06 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Jack's father was once the emperor of Japan and the one who originally defeated Aku. When Aku later returned, he made sure to abduct the aged emperor before he could retrieve his sword again, allowing Aku to TakeOverTheWorld. By the time Jack returns, his father has been reduced to an old, emaciated slave, thoroughly weakened in both body and spirit.
16th Mar '17 9:23:28 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/ConanOBrien discussed this trope in his opening skit to the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards, mocking Creator/{{NBC}} in the Broadway-style musical number "[[TheMusicMan Trouble At NBC]]''.

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* Creator/ConanOBrien discussed this trope in his opening skit to the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards, mocking Creator/{{NBC}} in the Broadway-style musical number "[[TheMusicMan "[[Theatre/TheMusicMan Trouble At NBC]]''.
8th Mar '17 3:03:40 PM Discar
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->''This is the guy who used to be able to turn solid stone into lava just by thinking hard at it. [[TheSixties The 60's]] most powerful superhuman! And all he's fit for now is soaking up whiskey like blotting paper and burning the toast!''

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->''This ->''"This is the guy who used to be able to turn solid stone into lava just by thinking hard at it. [[TheSixties The 60's]] most powerful superhuman! And all he's fit for now is soaking up whiskey like blotting paper and burning the toast!''toast!"''



* A retroactive example in ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' - after facing Nale, Lift gets a glimpse on what he was like before immortality and guilt drove him insane. The difference between an intelligent, honorable Herald he was and the AxCrazy lunatic he is now is rather dramatic.

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* A retroactive example in ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): A retroactive example - after facing Nale, Lift gets a glimpse on what he was like before immortality and guilt drove him insane. The difference between an intelligent, honorable Herald he was and the AxCrazy lunatic he is now is rather dramatic.
8th Mar '17 12:15:55 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': When first introduced in season 2, Spike is well established as a HeroKiller and a ''very'' dangerous threat to Buffy and the Scoobies. Come season 3, he's a drunken wreck after Drusilla dumps him, and it's taken even further in season 4; after being captured by the Initiative and implanted with a [[RestrainingBolt cerebral microchip]] that prevents him from harming humans, he becomes the series' ButtMonkey and tries to stake himself.
27th Feb '17 10:03:26 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'': Joseph Joestar, main character of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Part 2]] (1938), was [[PowerCreep almost]] as powerful in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]] (1987). But in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] (1999), time has finally done its dirty work to him - he's withered, nearly deaf, partly senile, and generally on death's door. Josuke, his illegitimate son, can't bring himself to accept Joseph as his father for several reasons, and one of them is, "How could ''that'' seduce my mother?"

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* ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'': ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Joseph Joestar, main character of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Part 2]] (1938), was [[PowerCreep almost]] as powerful in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Part 3]] (1987). But in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] (1999), time has finally done its dirty work to him - he's withered, nearly deaf, partly senile, and generally on death's door. Josuke, his illegitimate son, can't bring himself to accept Joseph as his father for several reasons, and one of them is, "How could ''that'' seduce my mother?"



* In ''Anime/TheDevilIsAPartTimer,'' the titular Devil is transported from his world (where he is the commander of a massive army of demons and possesses extraordinary magical power) to our mundane world, [[BroughtDownToNormal where he is no more powerful than a regular human]] and has to take a job at a fast food restaurant to survive. [[spoiler: The same winds up being true for the Hero that tried to oppose him, as well as his most powerful subordinates.]]

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* In ''Anime/TheDevilIsAPartTimer,'' ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer,'' the titular Devil is transported from his world (where he is the commander of a massive army of demons and possesses extraordinary magical power) to our mundane world, [[BroughtDownToNormal where he is no more powerful than a regular human]] and has to take a job at a fast food restaurant to survive. [[spoiler: The same winds up being true for the Hero that tried to oppose him, as well as his most powerful subordinates.]]
30th Jan '17 1:26:51 PM petersohn
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** The middle chapters take the player on an exploration of the old Aperture Science Innovators test facilities, far beneath the more modern chambers that you start the game in. You get to see what Aperture was like when its eccentric founder, Cave Johnson, was in his heyday, full of money and enthusiasm and with "astronauts, Olympians, and war heroes" jumping at the chance to test his products. Then you get to see it as a company struggling to survive and hiring bums off the street due to Congressional inquiries over the "[[InferredHolocaust missing astronauts]]". Lastly, you get to hear Cave's final recordings as a bitter, bankrupt old man dying of mercury poisoning and trying desperately to preserve some kind of legacy. Aperture may have recovered and gone on without him, but he's gone, his memories buried along with the empire he built.

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** The middle chapters take the player on an exploration of the old Aperture Science Innovators test facilities, far beneath the more modern chambers that you start the game in. You get to see what Aperture was like when its eccentric founder, Cave Johnson, was in his heyday, full of money and enthusiasm and with "astronauts, Olympians, and war heroes" jumping at the chance to test his products. Then you get to see it as a company struggling to survive and hiring bums off the street due to Congressional inquiries over the "[[InferredHolocaust missing astronauts]]". Lastly, you get to hear Cave's final recordings as a bitter, bankrupt old man dying of mercury moon dust poisoning and trying desperately to preserve some kind of legacy. Aperture may have recovered and gone on without him, but he's gone, his memories buried along with the empire he built.
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