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13th Feb '16 7:40:30 PM Art199
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At the end of a story about a character being immersed in a new world which they absolutely ''hate'', whether they're [[FreakyFridayFlip trapped in the wrong body]], [[FishOutOfTemporalWater warped to another time]] [[TrappedInAnotherWorld or dimension]], or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking forced to move in with their in-laws]], there is often a scene at the very end where it's all over and now [[ButNowIMustGo they get to go back]] to their old, beloved lifestyle.
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At the end of a story about a character being immersed in a new world which they absolutely ''hate'', may ''hate'' or not, whether they're [[FreakyFridayFlip trapped in the wrong body]], [[FishOutOfTemporalWater warped to another time]] [[TrappedInAnotherWorld or dimension]], or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking forced to move in with their in-laws]], there is often a scene at the very end where it's all over and now [[ButNowIMustGo they get to go back]] to their old, beloved lifestyle.
5th Feb '16 11:22:39 AM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''FanFic/MyLittleTitan'' (a ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover): After rescuing the Mane Six (and Spike), whom they've been filling in for while they were imprisoned by the BigBad of the story, the Titans chose to remain in Equestria, in ponified bodies, rather than return to their original world. [[spoiler: They do send a message (courtesy of Discord) back to the other Titans and Batman so they won't worry about the group, letting them know that they've opted to retire from hero work, though they don't say where they've retired to. Also, Melvin manages to bring her little brothers back to stay with her. Starfire's pet Silkie also manages to somehow cross over and rejoin her.]]
2nd Jan '16 6:37:49 AM storymasterb
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[[folder:Card Games]] * This is the theme of the ''Oath of the Gatewatch'' set of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', where Zendikar is being ravaged by the Eldrazi. The titular Gatewatch is a group of Planeswalkers (Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Chandra Nalaar and Nissa Revane) who could leave the plane at any time, but instead choose to remain and fight the Eldrazi for the sake of the multiverse. [[/folder]]
1st Jan '16 7:40:52 PM Cakeman
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** And ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''. ** And ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''
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** And ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''. ** And ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', Milo chooses to stay in Atlantis while his friends decide to leave with the gold

* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado,'' except not quite. Conquistadores are a bitch, aren't they?
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado,'' except not quite. Conquistadores are 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 bitch, aren't they?conquistador to it.

** In ''Ultimate Alien'', [[spoiler: Charmcaster]] stays behind in her home dimension, sealed off from the outside world forever, in hopes of finally freeing it from it's evil ruler.
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** In ''Ultimate Alien'', [[spoiler: Charmcaster]] stays behind in her home dimension, sealed off from the outside world forever, in hopes of finally freeing it from it's its evil ruler.
1st Jan '16 7:29:58 PM Cakeman
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It can also be a consequence of HeroicResolve. The hero may have a conflicting choice: yes, he ''can'' leave the war and go home, but if he does so, the war will continue and his friends will be killed or enslaved. The hero is the BigGood, perhaps even TheChosenOne, and with this role ComesGreatResponsibility. By choosing to stay and rejecting the chance to leave, the hero proves that he is not the victim of DeusAngstMachina, but that he willingly accepts the harsh conditions on behalf of the others... the basic definition of heroism.
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It can also be a consequence of HeroicResolve. The hero may have a conflicting choice: yes, he ''can'' leave the war and go home, but if he does so, the war will continue and his friends will be killed or enslaved. The Perhaps the hero is the BigGood, perhaps even TheChosenOne, and with this role ComesGreatResponsibility. By choosing to stay and rejecting the chance to leave, the hero proves that he is not the victim of DeusAngstMachina, but that he willingly accepts the harsh conditions on behalf of the others... the basic definition of heroism.
1st Jan '16 9:39:14 AM Nazetrime
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* A plotline from ''VideoGame/HometownStory'' has a foreign girl wash up on the village beach and get taken in by the local fisherman. The two eventually develop feelings for each other, but the girl also becomes increasingly homesick. The player character eventually acquires a boat ticket that can bring the girl back home and the fisherman purchases it in a surge of IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy. One DeusExMachina-inducing item later, the boat ticket is thrown in the ocean by the girl and she decides to live in the village permanently.
30th Dec '15 12:41:51 PM Kalaong
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* ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' ends with a very touching, albeit tragic, version of this. [[spoiler: Riki ''could'' have left Iason to FaceDeathwithDignity, after he got his legs cut off and the place they were in caught fire. He instead chooses to stay by Iason's side and share OneLastSmoke with him before they're TogetherInDeath.]]
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* ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' ends with a very touching, albeit tragic, version of this. [[spoiler: Riki ''could'' have left Iason to FaceDeathwithDignity, FaceDeathWithDignity, after he got his legs cut off and the place they were in caught fire. He instead chooses to stay by Iason's side and share OneLastSmoke with him before they're TogetherInDeath.]]
25th Nov '15 9:39:48 AM Anddrix
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* At the end of ''[[ComicBook/{{Convergence}} Convergence: Shadow of the Bat #2]]'', Jean-Paul Valley opts to stick around to protect Metropolis while Batman goes and deals with Telos.
22nd Nov '15 12:26:14 AM Scrounge
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*** The DeletedScenes from [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames the third movie]] revolve mostly around a subplot in which Sunset starts to reconsider this, leading to an AlternateEnding in which [[spoiler: she again chooses to stay]].
21st Nov '15 7:38:08 AM Vir
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* In the two-part ''WesternAnimation/{{GIJoe}}'' episode "World Without End", several Joes find themselves in an AlternateReality where Cobra took over the world. Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt are terrified to find skeletal remains with dogtags with their own names; clearly, whatever Cobra did, their own counterparts in this world didn't survive it. Steeler eventually finds out that this isn't the only difference; in this reality, the Baroness is a double-agent, who was also his counterpart's lover in this world. After she and the heroes are able to help start what she calls "the First Cobra Civil War", and they find a way back to their world, Steeler decides to stay behind with her, saying there's really no-one waiting for him back home; Clutch and Grunt choose to stay behind too, upset at what happened to their alternate selves hoping to help bring Cobra down.
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* In the two-part ''WesternAnimation/{{GIJoe}}'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' episode "World Without End", several Joes find themselves in an AlternateReality where Cobra took over the world. Steeler, Clutch, and Grunt are terrified to find skeletal remains with dogtags with their own names; clearly, whatever Cobra did, their own counterparts in this world didn't survive it. Steeler eventually finds out that this isn't the only difference; in this reality, the Baroness is a double-agent, who was also his counterpart's lover in this world. After she and the heroes are able to help start what she calls "the First Cobra Civil War", and they find a way back to their world, Steeler decides to stay behind with her, saying there's really no-one waiting for him back home; Clutch and Grunt choose to stay behind too, upset at what happened to their alternate selves hoping to help bring Cobra down.
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