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8th Jun '17 7:08:57 AM jormis29
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** When Creator/AndrewDiceClay hosted an episode in 1989, the opening sketch addresses the issues of cast regular Nora Dunn and musical guest Sinead O'Connor refusing to participate in the show by doing this, with Jon Lovitz in a devil costume playing Clarence. Because Dice was never born, Music/FrankZappa hosted the show and ratings were so bad the show got cancelled. Nora Dunn was crushed under one of Sinead O'Connor's amplifiers and Sinead was so traumatized she gave up singing. Dice decides he wants to live after finding out that ''Film/TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane'' was a box-office smash for its star, ... Jon Lovitz.

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** When Creator/AndrewDiceClay hosted an episode in 1989, the opening sketch addresses the issues of cast regular Nora Dunn and musical guest Sinead O'Connor refusing to participate in the show by doing this, with Jon Lovitz Creator/JonLovitz in a devil costume playing Clarence. Because Dice was never born, Music/FrankZappa hosted the show and ratings were so bad the show got cancelled. Nora Dunn was crushed under one of Sinead O'Connor's amplifiers and Sinead was so traumatized she gave up singing. Dice decides he wants to live after finding out that ''Film/TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane'' was a box-office smash for its star, ... Jon Lovitz.Creator/JonLovitz.
5th Jun '17 2:57:32 AM Pfff133
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* The ''ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse'' has ''"It's a Wonderful Christmas Story"'', which surprisingly only spends one page (of fourteen) on this trope as presented by Santa Claus. In short, Chief O'Hara had to resign after failing to capture the Blot and now directs traffic while Casey took over as the chief. Goofy has homeless because he never had a best friend to look after him. Horace went to jail after becoming involved in a pyramid scheme. Clarabelle faithfully visits him as often as she can. Minnie is in an one-off relation with Mortimer, while Morty and Ferdie spend their time at daycare when Felicity and Frank get overwhelmed. Pluto's fate is explicitly left open and a boy Mickey saved earlier in the story is now in a wheelchair. Mickey's ArchEnemy Pete is mayor of Mouseton and owns most of its business. Notwithstanding that some characters ''are'' worse off, the comic's narrative presents things bleaker than they are. Morty and Ferdie seem to have fun at the daycare, the boy's still bright in his wheelchair, and things certainly worked out for Casey. There's not even a reason given to believe Pete's still a crook.
20th May '17 3:44:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/'' has a particularly nightmarish example. The Ordo Dracul is a bunch of vampire mad social scientists, and they invoke this trope by killing a random joe and see how life goes on without his presence. This is one of the factions that the player character can join.

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* ''TabletopGame/'' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' has a particularly nightmarish example. The Ordo Dracul is a bunch of vampire mad social scientists, and they invoke this trope by killing a random joe and see how life goes on without his presence. This is one of the factions that the player character can join.
20th May '17 3:44:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''VampireTheRequiem'' has a particularly nightmarish example. The Ordo Dracul is a bunch of vampire mad social scientists, and they invoke this trope by killing a random joe and see how life goes on without his presence. This is one of the factions that the player character can join.

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* ''VampireTheRequiem'' ''TabletopGame/'' has a particularly nightmarish example. The Ordo Dracul is a bunch of vampire mad social scientists, and they invoke this trope by killing a random joe and see how life goes on without his presence. This is one of the factions that the player character can join.
30th Apr '17 2:49:01 PM nombretomado
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* Issue #16 of ''Creator/CartoonNetwork Presents'' featured a ''TopCat'' story, "It's a Wonderful Strife", in which both T.C. and Officer Dibble, tired of putting up with each other, wish they'd never come to the city. The both of them are then shown alternate realities by their guardian angels, played respectively by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss. Huck shows T.C. that, without guidance from a crafty leader, his gang has to resort to crime for sustenance, and Snagglepuss shows Dibble that if he never became a police officer, T.C. would be an anarchist bossing around the entire police force.

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* Issue #16 of ''Creator/CartoonNetwork Presents'' featured a ''TopCat'' ''WesternAnimation/TopCat'' story, "It's a Wonderful Strife", in which both T.C. and Officer Dibble, tired of putting up with each other, wish they'd never come to the city. The both of them are then shown alternate realities by their guardian angels, played respectively by Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss. Huck shows T.C. that, without guidance from a crafty leader, his gang has to resort to crime for sustenance, and Snagglepuss shows Dibble that if he never became a police officer, T.C. would be an anarchist bossing around the entire police force.
23rd Apr '17 9:50:44 AM nombretomado
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* The ''[[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Twins]]'' series played the trope entirely straight in a Christmas special book, in which Elizabeth wishes she'd never been born and promptly receives a visitation from a quirky guardian angel who shows her a vision of what life would be like. It's heavy on ForWantOfANail scenarios based on Elizabeth's actions in previous books, but also contains a couple of more nonsensical changes: the club of shallow, popular rich girls is transformed into a vicious girl gang, and Elizabeth's sister Jessica goes from bubbly, stylish, and popular to shy, geeky, and pathetic.
** Subverted in a ''SweetValleyHigh'' Super Edition, "Winter Carnival" where Elizabeth becomes annoyed with Jessica's forgetfulness/selfishness when it causes a rift in her budding romance with Jeffrey French during a winter festival at a ski resort. Elizabeth is upset and leaves, angrily wishing that Jessica wasn't around to mess things up. When she arrives home, she finds out that Jessica is dead. With Jessica gone, everyone in Sweet Valley is depressed and spends a lot of time remembering Jessica's bubbly personality and forgetting about Elizabeth. She wakes up and realizes that it was AllJustADream and makes up with Jessica and Jeffrey.

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* The ''[[SweetValleyHigh ''[[Literature/SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Twins]]'' series played the trope entirely straight in a Christmas special book, in which Elizabeth wishes she'd never been born and promptly receives a visitation from a quirky guardian angel who shows her a vision of what life would be like. It's heavy on ForWantOfANail scenarios based on Elizabeth's actions in previous books, but also contains a couple of more nonsensical changes: the club of shallow, popular rich girls is transformed into a vicious girl gang, and Elizabeth's sister Jessica goes from bubbly, stylish, and popular to shy, geeky, and pathetic.
** Subverted in a ''SweetValleyHigh'' ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' Super Edition, "Winter Carnival" where Elizabeth becomes annoyed with Jessica's forgetfulness/selfishness when it causes a rift in her budding romance with Jeffrey French during a winter festival at a ski resort. Elizabeth is upset and leaves, angrily wishing that Jessica wasn't around to mess things up. When she arrives home, she finds out that Jessica is dead. With Jessica gone, everyone in Sweet Valley is depressed and spends a lot of time remembering Jessica's bubbly personality and forgetting about Elizabeth. She wakes up and realizes that it was AllJustADream and makes up with Jessica and Jeffrey.
20th Apr '17 2:31:55 PM valar55
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* Played straight for a sequence in the final episode of ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'', where Kyousuke steps into a world where he never existed: [[spoiler: Madoka would've stayed as a [[AllOfTheOtherrReindeer ostracized]] delinquent, Manami and Kurumi would've been total {{bratty half pint}}s, Yuusaku would've been a delinquent too [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and Hikaru would be his girlfriend]]...]]

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* Played straight for a sequence in the final episode of ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'', where Kyousuke steps into a world where he never existed: [[spoiler: Madoka would've stayed as a [[AllOfTheOtherrReindeer [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer ostracized]] delinquent, Manami and Kurumi would've been total {{bratty half pint}}s, Yuusaku would've been a delinquent too [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and Hikaru would be his girlfriend]]...]]
3rd Apr '17 5:54:12 PM nombretomado
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* The 2010 [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic]] ChristmasEpisode ''You're A Rotten Dirty Bastard'' parodies this plot. The Critic quits his job due to being angry about there being nothing to review for Christmas. Roger, his guardian angel, comes in to show how other people on the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Team live without his existence, only for everyone to be much better off without him. WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob is a giant porn star, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] owns both Marvel and DC Comics, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is married and is a major director of films such as ''[[TakeThat Twilight: The Good Version]]'', [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] is the president of the United States who blows up the evil Canada ([[RunningGag naturally]], killing {{Phelous}}) [[spoiler:and has publicly executed Tom Green]], and [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] has taken the Critic's job, gives positive reviews to ''Film/LastActionHero'' and ''Film/{{Junior}}'', and is loved even by the trolls. When Roger discovers [[spoiler:he could have been God's greatest angel and successor without the Critic, he tries to kill him, only to learn that God lied about angels being ImmuneToBullets]]. The Critic realizes [[{{Jerkass}} he improved his own life]] and goes back to his old self. All narrated by Santa Christ.

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* The 2010 [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic]] ChristmasEpisode ''You're A Rotten Dirty Bastard'' parodies this plot. The Critic quits his job due to being angry about there being nothing to review for Christmas. Roger, his guardian angel, comes in to show how other people on the Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Team live without his existence, only for everyone to be much better off without him. WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob is a giant porn star, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] owns both Marvel and DC Comics, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is married and is a major director of films such as ''[[TakeThat Twilight: The Good Version]]'', [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] is the president of the United States who blows up the evil Canada ([[RunningGag naturally]], killing {{Phelous}}) WebVideo/{{Phelous}}) [[spoiler:and has publicly executed Tom Green]], and [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] has taken the Critic's job, gives positive reviews to ''Film/LastActionHero'' and ''Film/{{Junior}}'', and is loved even by the trolls. When Roger discovers [[spoiler:he could have been God's greatest angel and successor without the Critic, he tries to kill him, only to learn that God lied about angels being ImmuneToBullets]]. The Critic realizes [[{{Jerkass}} he improved his own life]] and goes back to his old self. All narrated by Santa Christ.
30th Mar '17 8:53:43 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* The ''KidsNextDoor'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6585093/1/Zuzu-s-Petals Zuzu's Petals]] features Number 362 feeling frustrated about the ChainsOfCommanding, and that because of her feelings of being unable to do normal kid stuff, she wishes she was never Supreme Leader. In a neat twist on the concept though, the story is more about Rachel deciding what she values most: being a kid or growing in her own life choices. For example, the KND never collapsed without her, her brother never became [[HatesBeingTouched touch sensitive]], Tommy never had to quit the KND and Rachel herself gets to stay with her original squad. However, tommy is still selfish and entitled without learning selflessness to sacrifice himself for the organization. Also, Number 1 took over after Chad, and thus couldn't go looking for Number 0 during the grandfather crisis. This meant Nigel died killing Grandfather by [[HurlItIntoTheSun tricking him onto the moonbase and then detaching it to the sun]], and following this, Sector V broke up.

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* The ''KidsNextDoor'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6585093/1/Zuzu-s-Petals Zuzu's Petals]] features Number 362 feeling frustrated about the ChainsOfCommanding, TheChainsOfCommanding, and that because of her feelings of being unable to do normal kid stuff, she wishes she was never Supreme Leader. In a neat twist on the concept though, the story is more about Rachel deciding what she values most: being a kid or growing in her own life choices. For example, the KND never collapsed without her, her brother never became [[HatesBeingTouched touch sensitive]], Tommy never had to quit the KND and Rachel herself gets to stay with her original squad. However, tommy Tommy is still selfish and entitled without learning selflessness to sacrifice himself for the organization. Also, Number 1 took over after Chad, and thus couldn't go looking for Number 0 during the grandfather crisis. This meant Nigel died killing Grandfather by [[HurlItIntoTheSun tricking him onto the moonbase and then detaching it to the sun]], and following this, Sector V broke up.
22nd Mar '17 5:10:32 AM Adept
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* In the ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' fanfic, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3311845/1/Its_a_Wonderfully_Splendid_Magnificent_Life It's a Wonderfully Splendid Magnificent Life]], Tamaki, with his mother ill and [[EvilMatriarch his grandmother preventing him from seeing her]], wishes he'd never left France. Kotoko grants him this wish and lets him see what would have become of the rest of the club had he not left France, which causes him to reconsider, especially when he realizes that not even he and his mother are happy there.

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* In the ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' fanfic, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3311845/1/Its_a_Wonderfully_Splendid_Magnificent_Life It's a Wonderfully Splendid Magnificent Life]], Tamaki, with his mother ill and [[EvilMatriarch his grandmother preventing him from seeing her]], wishes he'd never left France. Kotoko grants him this wish and lets him see what would have become of the rest of the club had he not left France, which causes him to reconsider, especially when he realizes that not even he and his mother are happy there.
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