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12th Feb '17 3:37:03 PM ngh93
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* In the hour-long Christmas special of the ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' TV adaptation, the Man with the Yellow Hat, who is unable to interpret George's Christmas wish list, has a dream where he sees George under the care of other humans on the show. Under the care of Professor Wiseman, he is understood but is not allowed to play around and have fun. Under the Doorman, he can have fun cleaning but is not very well understood. Under Chef Pisghetti he seems to be understood ''and'' have fun, which saddens the Man - until he sees something in the dream that gives him the clue he needs to make George happy.

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* In the hour-long Christmas special of the ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' TV adaptation, the Ted, Man with the Yellow Hat, who is unable to interpret George's Christmas wish list, has a dream where he sees George under the care of other humans on the show. Under the care of Professor Wiseman, he is understood but is not allowed to play around and have fun. Under the Doorman, he can have fun cleaning but is not very well understood. Under Chef Pisghetti he seems to be understood ''and'' have fun, which saddens the Man Ted - until he sees something in the dream that gives him the clue he needs to make George happy.
30th Jan '17 6:39:48 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* The TropeNamer ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' of course. The main character, George Bailey, finds out that his absence from the world has kicked of many ForAWantOfANail situations. Without him, no one was around to save his younger brother, Harry, from drowning in his childhood, and because Harry wasn't there to perform a heroic act on the battlefield in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, several soldiers he would have saved are now also dead. Furthermore, as George was not there to oppose Mr. Potter's predatory loan schemes and development plans, the quiet and idyllic Bedford Falls has turned into a ViceCity named Potterville, and as he was never there to meet his wife, Mary, she has ended up alone and unhappy.

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* The TropeNamer ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' of course. The main character, George Bailey, finds out that his absence from the world has kicked of many ForAWantOfANail ForWantOfANail situations. Without him, no one was around to save his younger brother, Harry, from drowning in his childhood, and because Harry wasn't there to perform a heroic act on the battlefield in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, several soldiers he would have saved are now also dead. Furthermore, as George was not there to oppose Mr. Potter's predatory loan schemes and development plans, the quiet and idyllic Bedford Falls has turned into a ViceCity named Potterville, [[{{Egopolis}} Pottersville]], and as he was never there to meet his wife, Mary, she has ended up alone and unhappy.
16th Jan '17 7:44:24 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* The TropeNamer ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' of course. The main character, George Bailey, finds out that his absence from the world has kicked of many ForAWantOfANail situations. Without him, no one was around to save his younger brother, Harry, from drowning in his childhood, and because Harry wasn't there to perform a heroic act on the battlefield in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, several soldiers he would have saved are now also dead. Furthermore, as George was not there to oppose Mr. Potter's predatory loan schemes and development plans, the quiet and idyllic Bedford Falls has turned into a ViceCity named Potterville, and as he was never there to meet his wife, Mary, she has ended up alone and unhappy.
12th Jan '17 2:47:28 PM EricW
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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.
11th Jan '17 7:38:10 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Played straight for a sequence in the final episode of ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'', showing a world where Kyousuke 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'', showing a world 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]]...]]
11th Jan '17 7:37:47 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Played straight for a sequence in the final episode of ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''.

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* Played straight for a sequence in the final episode of ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''.''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'', showing a world where Kyousuke 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]]...]]
10th Jan '17 9:24:00 PM Vir
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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where Wimpy (from ''{{Popeye}}'') is shown how much better the world is without his existence. Popeye has a full head of hair, he and Bluto open up their own bank, Olive Oil has larger breasts, Alice the Goon found a cure for cancer, there is no pollution or war and hamburgers are free. [[spoiler: Seeing this, his guardian angel then kicks him off the bridge himself.]]

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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where Wimpy (from ''{{Popeye}}'') ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'') is shown how much better the world is without his existence. Popeye has a full head of hair, he and Bluto open up their own bank, Olive Oil Oyl has larger breasts, Alice the Goon found a cure for cancer, there is no pollution or war and hamburgers are free. [[spoiler: Seeing this, his guardian angel then kicks him off the bridge himself.]]
10th Jan '17 6:44:20 PM nombretomado
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* The short video "[[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/184/its_a_wonderful_game It's a Wonderful Game]]" by LoadingReadyRun is a silly take on this trope. The protagonist, in a rage about not being able to defeat the original SuperMarioBros for the NES once he ran out of new games to play, wishes that Mario had never been made. The result? "Bring him back! Bring Mario back!"

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* The short video "[[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/184/its_a_wonderful_game It's a Wonderful Game]]" by LoadingReadyRun WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun is a silly take on this trope. The protagonist, in a rage about not being able to defeat the original SuperMarioBros for the NES once he ran out of new games to play, wishes that Mario had never been made. The result? "Bring him back! Bring Mario back!"
4th Jan '17 5:43:53 AM ChronoLegion
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* A variation in an episode of ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker''. An attempt by [[AWizardDidit Zedd]] to reverse Cara's indoctrination to Darken Rahl, accidentally alters the timeline. In the new timeline, Cara never became a Mord-Sith and lives the quiet life of a peasant widow with children. However, since Cara was instrumental in trying to stop Richard from using the Boxes of Orden to gain MindControl powers, Rahl arrived there too late, and the ritual was completed. Thus, Richard is now the benevolent ruler of D'Hara with [[spoiler:his loyal brother]] Darken Rahl by his side. Moreover, Richard is about to marry Kahlan. Everything seems idyllic, except the [[TheDevil Keeper]] has RippleEffectProofMemory and orders his servants to undo the magic of the Boxes. They do, resulting in Rahl and his people instantly turning against Richard. Luckily, Zedd manages to use the same spell to change the timeline back with minor alterations.
27th Dec '16 8:46:04 PM Javertshark13
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* ''WesternAnimation/SevenLittleMonsters'': Inverted. In "It's a Wonder-Four Life", Four has an exceptionally bad day that leads him to wish he was an only child. His BadFuture is "Four-Town", [[ItsAllAboutMe where everything revolves around the number four.]] This is also a case of ExactWords- technically, his siblings still exist, he's just not related to them, [[TookALevelInJerkass and they've turned into major jerks.]]
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