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3rd Jul '16 2:17:02 PM gewunomox
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* BobDylan's "Like a Rolling Stone":

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21st Jun '16 6:00:00 PM nombretomado
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* This happened to Kotetsu's old boss in ''TigerAndBunny''. Ben Jackson was the director of [=TopMag=]'s HERO division before it closed down and he became a mere taxi driver. Unlike most examples of this trope, he was a genuinely caring boss to Kotetsu. Later episodes show that he doesn't mind it though he still looks out after Kotetsu [[spoiler:especially when he realizes that Kotetsu is losing his powers]]. In the epilogue, [[spoiler:this is ultimately subverted as he becomes the new president of Apollon Media.]]

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* This happened to Kotetsu's old boss in ''TigerAndBunny''.''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. Ben Jackson was the director of [=TopMag=]'s HERO division before it closed down and he became a mere taxi driver. Unlike most examples of this trope, he was a genuinely caring boss to Kotetsu. Later episodes show that he doesn't mind it though he still looks out after Kotetsu [[spoiler:especially when he realizes that Kotetsu is losing his powers]]. In the epilogue, [[spoiler:this is ultimately subverted as he becomes the new president of Apollon Media.]]
2nd Jun '16 5:07:38 PM TinyTedDanson
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* Invoked in [=NBC's=] ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' when Dr. Lecter is finally behind bars. Facing the new warden, [[spoiler:Dr. Bloom]], he gets a speech warning him to stop toying with Will Graham:
-->''"I know what youíre afraid of. Itís not pain or solitude. Itís indignity. Youíre a little bit like a cat that way. Iíll take your books, Iíll take your drawings, Iíll take your toilet. Youíll have nothing but indignity and the company of the dead."''
28th May '16 10:38:26 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The career of Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) from 2006 to 2010 followed a complicated trajectory. Originally introduced as an [[SmallNameBigEgo "all-talk-no-action"]] blowhard who could [[TheBully (fairly) beat only people much weaker than he was]], MVP eventually proved he really could be as tough as he said he was, surviving an Inferno match with Wrestling/{{Kane}} and competing afterward even though he still had burns on his body. Then he won the United States Championship in 2007 and held on to it for quite some time, even getting some clean wins while still being a heel - which encouraged him to become even ''more'' arrogant. Then, in the summer of 2008, he began losing every match and continued his losing streak for the rest of the year; this led to him being denied the trademark inflatable tunnel through which he entered arenas. MVP finally starting picking up some wins in January 2009, resulting in a face turn.

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* The career of Montel Vontavious Porter Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter (MVP) from 2006 to 2010 followed a complicated trajectory. Originally introduced as an [[SmallNameBigEgo "all-talk-no-action"]] blowhard who could [[TheBully (fairly) beat only people much weaker than he was]], MVP eventually proved he really could be as tough as he said he was, surviving an Inferno match with Wrestling/{{Kane}} and competing afterward even though he still had burns on his body. Then he won the United States Championship in 2007 and held on to it for quite some time, even getting some clean wins while still being a heel - which encouraged him to become even ''more'' arrogant. Then, in the summer of 2008, he began losing every match and continued his losing streak for the rest of the year; this led to him being denied the trademark inflatable tunnel through which he entered arenas. MVP finally starting picking up some wins in January 2009, resulting in a face turn.
21st May '16 12:44:15 AM thecarolinabull01
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** After Hogan and Bischoff left four or so years later, the company was in such disrepair that they lost their TV deal with Spike, while many of the TNA Originals (most notably Wrestling/AJStyles) quit when they were told they were to face significant pay cuts; in spite of A: the fact that their talents were already being misused during the Hogan-Bischoff era and B: Many wrestlers under their promotion were struggling to make the ends meet as is! Some really nasty examples: Wrestling/AwesomeKong just wanted a raise to buy a car, Taylor Wilde was seen working at a Sunglasses Hut (and she was the Knockouts Champion at the time, too), Jesse Neal was able to qualify for food stamps, and Wrestling/GailKim was only bringing in $30,000 a year for her work (garbagemen make more, with better benefits to boot), in spite of the fact that she and Kong had the highest rated segments on the show.

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** After Hogan and Bischoff left four or so years later, the company was in such disrepair that they lost their TV deal with Spike, while many of the TNA Originals (most notably Wrestling/AJStyles) quit when they were told they were to face significant pay cuts; in spite of A: the fact that their talents were already being misused during the Hogan-Bischoff era and B: Many wrestlers under their promotion were struggling to make the ends meet as is! Some really nasty examples: Wrestling/AwesomeKong just wanted a raise to buy a car, Taylor Wilde Wrestling/TaylorWilde was seen working at a Sunglasses Hut (and she was the Knockouts Champion at the time, too), Jesse Neal was able to qualify for food stamps, and Wrestling/GailKim was only bringing in $30,000 a year for her work (garbagemen make more, with better benefits to boot), in spite of the fact that she and Kong had the highest rated segments on the show.
25th Apr '16 12:42:48 AM ChrisX
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** Wrestling/HulkHogan has exhibited some similarities to Flair above. Recognized as ''the'' icon of professional wrestling (known not just in his own industry but as a beacon to non-viewers as well just because he's so damn iconic), the 2000s have been less than kind. Divorcing his wife and the legal problems that hounded his son following an accident that took the life of the passenger in his car has seen the Hulkster looking less-than-stellar. A lot of the opportunities he's taken in the 2000s are often seen by longtime wrestling fans as desperate grabs to keep him in the spotlight and otherwise give him a recurring income flow (such as his stint on ''American Gladiators'' and the fact he came to WWE one night pretty much just to shill it).

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** Wrestling/HulkHogan has exhibited some similarities to Flair above. Recognized as ''the'' icon of professional wrestling (known not just in his own industry but as a beacon to non-viewers as well just because he's so damn iconic), the 2000s have been less than kind. Divorcing his wife and the legal problems that hounded his son following an accident that took the life of the passenger in his car has seen the Hulkster looking less-than-stellar. A lot of the opportunities he's taken in the 2000s are often seen by longtime wrestling fans as desperate grabs to keep him in the spotlight and otherwise give him a recurring income flow (such as his stint on ''American Gladiators'' and the fact he came to WWE one night pretty much just to shill it). It's even worse when a tape about him uttering a forbidden word was discovered, which caused him to be released from WWE and then [[UnPerson have his records there erased.]]



* Wrestling/{{Chyna}}. It seemed like a lifetime ago when this woman was a superstar with an assured future in the Hall of Fame. The only women from her time period that could ever compare to the impact she had were Wrestling/{{Sable}}, Wrestling/TrishStratus, and Wrestling/{{Lita}}. At one point an international sex symbol, her fall from grace has reduced her to doing ''porn''. That's only scratching the surface of how much the former Joanie Laurer's life has fallen apart.

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* Wrestling/{{Chyna}}. It seemed like a lifetime ago when this woman was a superstar with an assured future in the Hall of Fame. The only women from her time period that could ever compare to the impact she had were Wrestling/{{Sable}}, Wrestling/TrishStratus, and Wrestling/{{Lita}}. At one point an international sex symbol, her fall from grace has reduced her to doing ''porn''. That's only scratching the surface of how much the former Joanie Laurer's life has fallen apart.apart, and she couldn't recover from it until her death at the age 45. Ironically, [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead it's only after that event]] that WWE finally plans to get her to the Hall of Fame.
14th Apr '16 10:33:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kallor in ''TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen'' once ruled a kingdom that spanned two continents, but was such a monster that his mages were willing to destroy an entire continent in the hopes of killing him. He survived the devastation and was later cursed to [[AgeWithoutYouth live forever]] and fail at whatever task he took upon himself as punishment for exterminating his own huge empire; man, woman and child by the millions, when he knew it would be taken away by beings more powerful.

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* Kallor in ''TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen'' ''Literature/TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen'' once ruled a kingdom that spanned two continents, but was such a monster that his mages were willing to destroy an entire continent in the hopes of killing him. He survived the devastation and was later cursed to [[AgeWithoutYouth live forever]] and fail at whatever task he took upon himself as punishment for exterminating his own huge empire; man, woman and child by the millions, when he knew it would be taken away by beings more powerful.



* Antichrist villain Nicolae Carpathia in the ''LeftBehind'' book series went from being a terrifying EvilOverlord who ruled the world with an iron fist and Satan indwelt to a pathetic and humiliated rotting shell of a human being who has to suffer for eternity in the Lake of Fire.

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* Antichrist villain Nicolae Carpathia in the ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' book series went from being a terrifying EvilOverlord who ruled the world with an iron fist and Satan indwelt to a pathetic and humiliated rotting shell of a human being who has to suffer for eternity in the Lake of Fire.



* Young George Amberson Minafer of ''Film/TheMagnificentAmbersons'' suffered this when his 'rich' grandfather died and it turned out that he had lost all his fortune and he just didn't tell him for the sake of pride. He went from living in a gorgeous mansion to living in a boarding house with a job involving explosives.

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* Young George Amberson Minafer of ''Film/TheMagnificentAmbersons'' ''Literature/TheMagnificentAmbersons'' suffered this when his 'rich' grandfather died and it turned out that he had lost all his fortune and he just didn't tell him for the sake of pride. He went from living in a gorgeous mansion to living in a boarding house with a job involving explosives.
14th Mar '16 10:03:33 AM Prfnoff
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* ''MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', the fourth season manga of the Nanoha franchise gives this treatement to [[spoiler:[[LadyOfWar Signum]]]] in spades. Fortunately, after recovery, she's working her ass off to subvert this.

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* ''MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', the fourth season manga of the Nanoha franchise gives this treatement to [[spoiler:[[LadyOfWar Signum]]]] in spades. Fortunately, after recovery, she's working her ass off to subvert this.
12th Mar '16 11:10:18 PM 10-13-2
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* The career of Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) from 2006 to 2010 followed a complicated trajectory. Originally introduced as an [[SmallNameBigEgo "all-talk-no-action"]] blowhard who could [[TheBully (fairly) beat only people much weaker than he was]], MVP eventually proved he really could be as tough as he said he was, surviving an Inferno match with Wrestling/Kane and competing afterward even though he still had burns on his body. Then he won the United States Championship in 2007 and held on to it for quite some time, even getting some clean wins while still being a heel - which encouraged him to become even ''more'' arrogant. Then, in the summer of 2008, he began losing every match and continued his losing streak for the rest of the year; this led to him being denied the trademark inflatable tunnel through which he entered arenas. MVP finally starting picking up some wins in January 2009, resulting in a face turn.

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* The career of Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) from 2006 to 2010 followed a complicated trajectory. Originally introduced as an [[SmallNameBigEgo "all-talk-no-action"]] blowhard who could [[TheBully (fairly) beat only people much weaker than he was]], MVP eventually proved he really could be as tough as he said he was, surviving an Inferno match with Wrestling/Kane Wrestling/{{Kane}} and competing afterward even though he still had burns on his body. Then he won the United States Championship in 2007 and held on to it for quite some time, even getting some clean wins while still being a heel - which encouraged him to become even ''more'' arrogant. Then, in the summer of 2008, he began losing every match and continued his losing streak for the rest of the year; this led to him being denied the trademark inflatable tunnel through which he entered arenas. MVP finally starting picking up some wins in January 2009, resulting in a face turn.
12th Mar '16 11:09:05 PM 10-13-2
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* The career of Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) from 2006 to 2010 followed a complicated trajectory. Originally introduced as an [[SmallNameBigEgo "all-talk-no-action"]] blowhard who could [[TheBully (fairly) beat only people much weaker than he was]], MVP eventually proved he really could be as tough as he said he was, surviving an Inferno match with ''Wrestling/Kane'' and competing afterward even though he still had burns on his body. Then he won the United States Championship in 2007 and held on to it for quite some time, even getting some clean wins while still being a heel. Then, in the summer of 2008, he began losing every match and continued his losing streak for the rest of the year; this led to him being denied the trademark inflatable tunnel through which he entered arenas. MVP finally starting picking up some wins in January 2009, resulting in a face turn.

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* The career of Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) from 2006 to 2010 followed a complicated trajectory. Originally introduced as an [[SmallNameBigEgo "all-talk-no-action"]] blowhard who could [[TheBully (fairly) beat only people much weaker than he was]], MVP eventually proved he really could be as tough as he said he was, surviving an Inferno match with ''Wrestling/Kane'' Wrestling/Kane and competing afterward even though he still had burns on his body. Then he won the United States Championship in 2007 and held on to it for quite some time, even getting some clean wins while still being a heel.heel - which encouraged him to become even ''more'' arrogant. Then, in the summer of 2008, he began losing every match and continued his losing streak for the rest of the year; this led to him being denied the trademark inflatable tunnel through which he entered arenas. MVP finally starting picking up some wins in January 2009, resulting in a face turn.
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