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24th Jun '16 9:34:36 AM Josef5678
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* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', [[spoiler:Lou choses to stay his younger self in 1986 [[TheSlowPath and relive his life]], instead of going back to 2010 with his friends. Adam also choses to stay behind, but ends up falling into the hot tub during the return trip]].

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* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', [[spoiler:Lou choses chooses to stay his younger self in 1986 [[TheSlowPath and relive his life]], instead of going back to 2010 with his friends. Adam also choses chooses to stay behind, but ends up falling into the hot tub during the return trip]].
23rd Jun '16 8:18:46 PM nombretomado
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* Happens at the end of the 2002 film adaptation of ''TheTimeMachine''. This is partly because he's lost everything he values in his original time, and partly because he had to blow up the Time Machine to destroy the Morlocks.

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* Happens at the end of the 2002 film adaptation of ''TheTimeMachine''.''Film/{{The Time Machine|2002}}''. This is partly because he's lost everything he values in his original time, and partly because he had to blow up the Time Machine to destroy the Morlocks.
1st Jun '16 7:51:49 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* At the end of the first arc of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', Saito goes to battle for Louise instead of flying into an eclipse and returning to his own world.

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* At the end of the first arc of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', Saito goes to battle for Louise instead of flying into an eclipse and returning to his own world. [[{{Tsundere}} Her response is scolding and a kiss]].



* The Digidestined nearly do this at the end of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' not wanting to be separated from their Digimon but are ultimately convinced to go back. Luckily the separation doesn't last long.

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''
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The Digidestined nearly do this at the end of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' end, not wanting to be separated from their Digimon but are ultimately convinced to go back. Luckily the separation doesn't last long.



* Holo from ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' choose to stay with Lawrence at the end of episode 6, even though she can just downright ditch him. Her excuse is "being indebted to Lawrence".

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* Holo from ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' choose to stay with Lawrence at the end of episode 6, even though despite occasions where she can just downright could ditch him.him, such as finding other wolf deities or the location of Yoitsu. Her excuse is "being indebted to Lawrence".



* In ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' episode 47, Eureka said this to Renton when they hugged each other. In the final episode, what she said came true as half of the Coralians left except her. Making her the known LastOfHerKind. In the movie version, she also made the same choice despite knowing life would be harsh because she can get to be with her lover Renton. [[ButNowIMustGo Can't say the same for the manga and novel ending though.]]

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* In ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' episode 47, Eureka said this to Renton when they hugged each other. In the final episode, what she said came true as half of the Coralians left except her. Making her the known LastOfHerKind. In the movie version, she also made the same choice despite knowing life would be harsh because she can get to be with her lover Renton. [[ButNowIMustGo Can't say the same for the manga and novel ending though.]]



** It's played painfully straight in ''Disney/BrotherBear''. When Kenai chooses to become a bear again, it is the least he can do for Koda after all he has done to him. It's repeated in the sequel!

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** It's played painfully straight in ''Disney/BrotherBear''. When Kenai chooses to become a bear again, it is the least he can do for Koda after all he has done to him. It's repeated in the sequel!



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado,'' except not quite. They have to seal off El Dorado and leave behind the gold that they had taken from it once Tzekel Kan decides to lead a conquistador to it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado,'' except not quite. They have to seal off El Dorado and leave behind the gold that they had taken from it once Tzekel Kan ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado,'': Miguel decides to lead stay in El Dorado ("isn't king kind of a step-down from god?") but at the last second he has to jump onboard Tulio's ship to help him make a clean get away. They were sealing the city as they left because of a conquistador was on his way. Regardless, they decide to it.blaze another trail in America instead of returning to Europe.



* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''.
* ''Film/TheCatFromOuterSpace''.

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* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''.
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''Film/{{Enchanted}}'': Giselle decides to stay in "real world" New York instead of returning to the fantasy world Andalasia, because that is where her real true love lives. She even starts up a boutique. She effectively switches places with her romantic rival, who runs off to Andalasia with the prince.
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''Film/TheCatFromOuterSpace''.



* At the end of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Thor decides to [[spoiler: go back to earth]] to be with Jane.

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* At the end of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Thor decides to [[spoiler: go back to earth]] to be with Jane. He even abdicates the throne of Asgard to do so.



* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]: Eric is happy on Tariatla because he has a job he likes, a number of friends, and "Kasile will kill me if I don't go to her coronation". He has no desire to go back to Threa. [[spoiler: Tasio says otherwise and drags him back.]]

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'' Zigzags this trope. In ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]: Power]]'', Eric is happy on Tariatla because he has a job he likes, a number of friends, and "Kasile will kill me if I don't go to her coronation". He has no desire to go back to Threa. [[spoiler: Tasio says otherwise and drags him back.]]back. Thus ''Literature/LoomingShadow'' opens with Eric trying to find a way back and exploiting LoopholeAbuse to do so. Then Tasio (kinda-sorta) reveals that he wants Eric to stay here too, but an AlienNonInterferenceClause forced his action.



** The most prominent example probably comes from the series finale, where Max Klinger, after spending the entire series trying to get discharged from the Army to return home from Korea, elects to stay with his new bride. Klinger wasn't staying to stay in Korea forever. He was staying so that he and his war bride Soon-Lee (''Star Trek'' alum Rosalind Chao) could find her family, if they were even still alive. In the sequel they found them living in, no surprise, deplorable conditions, helped them out a bit, and when they came to the US, sent money back and tried to arrange for immigration status. The shock came not from Klinger moving to Korea for good. It came from him not bolting back to Toledo the instant the war ended.

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** The most prominent example probably comes from the series finale, where Max Klinger, after spending the entire series trying to get discharged from the Army to return home from Korea, elects to stay with his new bride. Klinger wasn't staying to stay in Korea forever. He This was staying a temporary thing so that he and his war bride Soon-Lee (''Star Trek'' alum Rosalind Chao) could find her family, if they were even still alive. In the sequel they found them living in, no surprise, deplorable conditions, helped them out a bit, and when they came to the US, sent money back and tried to arrange for immigration status. The shock came not from Klinger moving to Korea for good. It came from him not bolting back to Toledo the instant the war ended.



* Played very straight: ''Series/{{Neverwhere}}'', where after getting his life back in London Above, Richard decides to go back to London Below. To be fair, there's a certain amount of ambiguity as to whether Richard really went back or just totally lost it.

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* Played very straight: ''Series/{{Neverwhere}}'', where after getting his life back in London Above, Richard decides to go back to London Below. To be fair, there's a certain amount of ambiguity as to whether Richard really went back or just totally lost it.



* In the ''Series/StargateUniverse'' episode "Twin Destinies", when the crew of Destiny are about to go home, Rush asks for 10 people to join him and Young in staying behind. Most of the main cast elect to do so. [[spoiler:Of course, it was an AlternateUniverse, and they all ended up on a random planet 2000 years in the past.]]

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* In the ''Series/StargateUniverse'' episode "Twin Destinies", when the crew of Destiny are about to go home, Rush asks for 10 people to join him and Young in staying behind. Most of the main cast elect to do so. [[spoiler:Of course, it [[spoiler:It was an AlternateUniverse, and they all ended up on a random planet 2000 years in the past.]]



** Mickey Smith in "The Age of Steel". [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that in the alternate reality Mickey he replaced wasn't an aimless loser, and his beloved Gran was still alive. He had a lot more to live for there than in normal reality. He later did return to our world after the alternate Gran died.

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** Mickey Smith in "The Age of Steel". [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that in the alternate reality Mickey he replaced wasn't an aimless loser, and his beloved Gran was still alive. He had a lot more to live for there than in normal reality. He later did return to our world his homeworld after the alternate Gran died.
31st May '16 2:55:09 AM Doug86
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* Many American soldiers decided to stay in Europe and continue their lives there after either WorldWarOne or WorldWarTwo.

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* Many American soldiers decided to stay in Europe and continue their lives there after either WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI or WorldWarTwo. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
26th May '16 5:51:53 PM eroock
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24th May '16 8:26:34 PM Someoneman
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* Happens during the intro to ''VideoGame/CirqueDeZale'', with Alexander deciding that he would rather stay in the alternate world and start a circus rather than go back to his homeworld. Justified since Alexander's life sucked in his previous world, so having a chance to start anew seemed quite appealing to him. Later on in the game, [[spoiler:Alexander chooses to stay ''again'', this time on a deserted island]].
16th May '16 2:29:22 PM HelloLamppost
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* At the end of ''Nescaflowne'' (a GagDub of ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne),'' Hitme returns home as in the original, but quickly realizes that leaving her one true love and a land of fantastic adventures to be an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent again was a really stupid thing to do. [[spoiler: [[FixFic Thankfully, Juan shows up on Nescaflowne and takes her back with him.]]]]

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10th May '16 8:32:07 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Freedom's Landing'':

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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Freedom's Landing'':''Literature/{{Catteni}}'' series:
8th May '16 8:19:12 PM PaulA
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* In AnneMcCaffrey's ''Freedom's Landing'', Zainal, a Catteni military officer mistakenly sent to the slave colony world, Botany (named by the humans placed there) rebuffs several attempts by the slavemasters to take him back home. The first out of spite: he knows the dockmaster responsible for his being there will be punished for it, if he stays long enough for the right people to notice his absence. Later on, it's because he's come to respect the humans who've managed to carve out a place for themselves (one female in particular) and wanted to stay and help them. We find out in a later book that [[spoiler: Zainal is also a high-ranking member of his homeworld's LaResistance AND due to be the next vessel for one of the body-snatching {{Evil Overlord}}s that have enslaved ''his'' people and if that happens, things will end badly for lots of people]]

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* In AnneMcCaffrey's Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Freedom's Landing'', Landing'':
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Zainal, a Catteni military officer mistakenly sent to the slave colony world, Botany (named by the humans placed there) rebuffs several attempts by the slavemasters to take him back home. The first out of spite: he knows the dockmaster responsible for his being there will be punished for it, if he stays long enough for the right people to notice his absence. Later on, it's because he's come to respect the humans who've managed to carve out a place for themselves (one female in particular) and wanted to stay and help them. We find out in a later book that [[spoiler: Zainal [[spoiler:Zainal is also a high-ranking member of his homeworld's LaResistance AND due to be the next vessel for one of the body-snatching {{Evil Overlord}}s that have enslaved ''his'' people and if that happens, things will end badly for lots of people]]people]].
18th Apr '16 9:48:50 AM Synch
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* The hero of ''VideoGame/TachyonTheFringe'', Jake Logan, who was wrongfully exiled from Sol, will choose to settle down with his MissionControl love interest at the end of the game if he sides with the [[LaResistance Bora]]. Averted if he sides with [[MegaCorp Galspan]], who will instead reward him with a ticket back home.
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