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5th Aug '17 5:23:28 AM JackG
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The trope name [[TropeNamer comes from]] General UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur's catch phrase after he fled the Philippines in 1942 when the Japanese invaded, vowing that he would come back in force to liberate the nation, which he did two years later during the Battle of Leyte with a hearty, "[[IncomingHam I have returned!]]" Though soldiers had long since parodied the line. "I am going to the latrine...but I shall return!"

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The trope name [[TropeNamer comes from]] General UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur's catch phrase after he fled the Philippines in 1942 when the Japanese invaded, vowing that he would come back in force to liberate the nation, which he did two years later during the Battle of Leyte with a hearty, "[[IncomingHam I have returned!]]" Though soldiers had long since parodied the line. "I am going to the latrine...but I shall return!"
returned!]]"
5th Aug '17 5:23:04 AM JackG
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The trope name [[TropeNamer comes from]] General UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur's catch phrase after he fled the Philippines in 1942 when the Japanese invaded, vowing that he would come back in force to liberate the nation, which he did two years later during the Battle of Leyte with a hearty, "[[IncomingHam I have returned!]]"

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The trope name [[TropeNamer comes from]] General UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur's catch phrase after he fled the Philippines in 1942 when the Japanese invaded, vowing that he would come back in force to liberate the nation, which he did two years later during the Battle of Leyte with a hearty, "[[IncomingHam I have returned!]]"
returned!]]" Though soldiers had long since parodied the line. "I am going to the latrine...but I shall return!"



* At the end of the first episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'', a guard on the deportation ship warns his prisoners to take a last look at Earth -- it's the last time they'll ever see it. [[RebelLeader Blake]] replies, "No, I'm coming back," with a manner that suggests he's just going on holiday. ([[spoiler:He does indeed return.]])

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* At the end of the first episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'', a guard on the deportation ship warns his prisoners to take a last look at Earth -- it's the last time they'll ever see it. [[RebelLeader Blake]] replies, "No, I'm coming back," with a manner that suggests he's just going on holiday. ([[spoiler:He does indeed return.return, but in a subversion his efforts don't result in victory.]])
16th Jul '17 10:20:11 AM nombretomado
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-->-- Popular WW2 joke, Pacific Theater

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24th Jan '17 11:26:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': In "Call to Arms", Sisko tells the people of [=DS9=], "I will not rest until I stand with you again," before leaving to fight the Dominion. He also leaves his baseball behind to let Dukat know this too. The writers have admitted it was an allusion to Douglas [=MacArthur=].

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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In "Call to Arms", Sisko tells the people of [=DS9=], "I will not rest until I stand with you again," before leaving to fight the Dominion. He also leaves his baseball behind to let Dukat know this too. The writers have admitted it was an allusion to Douglas [=MacArthur=].
24th Jan '17 11:25:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* After the [[spoiler:failed invasion of the Fire Nation]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang gives a brief speech along these lines to the soldiers that are forced to surrender before escaping on Appa. Sokka furthermore promises his father that "we won�t be apart for too long this time."

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* After the [[spoiler:failed invasion of the Fire Nation]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang gives a brief speech along these lines to the soldiers that are forced to surrender before escaping on Appa. Sokka furthermore promises his father that "we won�t won't be apart for too long this time."



* This is the entire premise of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. After [[spoiler:the [[AlienInvasion Reapers invade Earth]]]], Shepard has no choice but to leave and assemble an army large enough to stand against the threat, leaving [[ParentalSubstitute Captain Anderson]] behind�though he stays voluntarily. [[spoiler:When Shepard comes back, there unfortunately isn't much left to save.]]

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* This is the entire premise of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. After [[spoiler:the [[AlienInvasion Reapers invade Earth]]]], Shepard has no choice but to leave and assemble an army large enough to stand against the threat, leaving [[ParentalSubstitute Captain Anderson]] behind�though behind--though he stays voluntarily. [[spoiler:When Shepard comes back, there unfortunately isn't much left to save.]]
24th Jan '17 11:25:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* After the [[spoiler:failed invasion of the Fire Nation]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang gives a brief speech along these lines to the soldiers that are forced to surrender before escaping on Appa. Sokka furthermore promises his father that "we won’t be apart for too long this time."
* In ''WesternAnimation/RobbieTheReindeer'' ''Legend of the Lost Tribe'', Robbie vows this as he escapes from Blitzen's prison.

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* After the [[spoiler:failed invasion of the Fire Nation]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang gives a brief speech along these lines to the soldiers that are forced to surrender before escaping on Appa. Sokka furthermore promises his father that "we won’t won�t be apart for too long this time."
* In ''WesternAnimation/RobbieTheReindeer'' ''Legend of the Lost Tribe'', Robbie vows this as he escapes from Blitzen's prison.

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* This is the entire premise of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. After [[spoiler:the [[AlienInvasion Reapers invade Earth]]]], Shepard has no choice but to leave and assemble an army large enough to stand against the threat, leaving [[ParentalSubstitute Captain Anderson]] behind—though he stays voluntarily. [[spoiler:When Shepard comes back, there unfortunately isn't much left to save.]]

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* This is the entire premise of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. After [[spoiler:the [[AlienInvasion Reapers invade Earth]]]], Shepard has no choice but to leave and assemble an army large enough to stand against the threat, leaving [[ParentalSubstitute Captain Anderson]] behind—though behind�though he stays voluntarily. [[spoiler:When Shepard comes back, there unfortunately isn't much left to save.]]
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28th Oct '16 5:49:31 AM StarTropes
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** In the finale, "What You Leave Behind", [[spoiler:after ascending to the Prophets' plane of existence,]] Sisko tells Kasidy, his newlywed wife that he'll return soon.

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** In the finale, "What You Leave Behind", [[spoiler:after ascending to the Prophets' plane of existence,]] Sisko tells Kasidy, his newlywed wife that he'll return soon. And just like last time, he leaves his baseball behind as proof.
30th Jun '16 7:55:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': at the end of the 2008 storyline, Mata Nui, whose body was [[GrandTheftMe stolen]] by [[BigBad Makuta]] and is now [[SoulJar sealed in the Mask of Life]], vows "I will return!"

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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': at the end of the 2008 storyline, Mata Nui, whose body was [[GrandTheftMe stolen]] by [[BigBad Makuta]] and is now [[SoulJar sealed in the Mask of Life]], vows "I will return!"
19th Jun '16 2:26:23 PM nombretomado
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* Happens over the course of the ''Literature/XWingSeries''. When Corran Horn is held captive in the Empire's most notorious prison, Lusankya, he befriends the old leader of the other prisoners, a man named Jan. Though Jan saves Corran's life during his escape attempt, Jan elects to stay behind and look after the others. Problem is, once Corran does come back with his squadron to free the rest of the prisoners, he discovers that the Empire had already relocated them to an unknown location - and that Jan was the legendary Rebel general at [[Film/ANewHope the Battle of Yavin]], Jan Dodonna. It takes Corran ''years'' (thanks to distractions such as [[Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia Warlord Zsinj]] and [[TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]]) to make good on his promise, a task that involves faked deaths, alliances with old enemies, and an obsessive clone.

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* Happens over the course of the ''Literature/XWingSeries''. When Corran Horn is held captive in the Empire's most notorious prison, Lusankya, he befriends the old leader of the other prisoners, a man named Jan. Though Jan saves Corran's life during his escape attempt, Jan elects to stay behind and look after the others. Problem is, once Corran does come back with his squadron to free the rest of the prisoners, he discovers that the Empire had already relocated them to an unknown location - and that Jan was the legendary Rebel general at [[Film/ANewHope the Battle of Yavin]], Jan Dodonna. It takes Corran ''years'' (thanks to distractions such as [[Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia Warlord Zsinj]] and [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]]) to make good on his promise, a task that involves faked deaths, alliances with old enemies, and an obsessive clone.
30th Jan '16 9:14:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''World's Greatest {{Superfriends}}'': {{Superman}} was trapped in the "Universe of Evil" and just got some vital help from a scientist who asks him to come back one day and free her world. Superman responds, "You can count on it!" The episode ends with the Superfriends' preparation to invade.

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* ''World's Greatest {{Superfriends}}'': {{Superman}} {{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'': Franchise/{{Superman}} was trapped in the "Universe of Evil" and just got some vital help from a scientist who asks him to come back one day and free her world. Superman responds, "You can count on it!" The episode ends with the Superfriends' preparation to invade.
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