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31st Aug '16 6:09:11 PM BURGINABC
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* In the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy, Darth Vader represents what would become of Luke if he turned to the Dark Side. This is made most clear when Luke battles an apparition of Vader on Dagobah which turns out to have his face. Later on, Luke nearly kills Vader, but stops himself when he realizes that [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he is just one step away from becoming the next Vader]]. The Emperor helpfully points this out just to make sure Luke is [[{{Anvilicious}} absolutely clear]] on what choice he would be making.

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* In the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy, Darth Vader represents what would become of Luke if he turned to the Dark Side. This is made most clear when Luke battles an apparition of Vader on Dagobah which turns out to have his face. Later on, Luke nearly kills Vader, but stops himself when he realizes that [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he is just one step away from becoming the next Vader]]. The Emperor helpfully [[NiceJobFixingItVillain helpfully]] points this out just while trying to encourage him to do it, [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame ultimately spurring him to make sure Luke is [[{{Anvilicious}} absolutely clear]] on what choice he would be making.the right decision]].
21st Aug '16 1:23:38 PM MaxWest2
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* One story in ''ComicBook/SunnyvilleStories'' has a local housewife Mrs. Brown stop a fight between Mr. Jakes and his nephew. She warns them of how she had a quarrel with a childhood friend but that friend died tragically before they could make up; she further warns them that it's too late for her but the two still have a chance to make up and they do.
31st Jul '16 12:05:20 PM nombretomado
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* The plot of the DCComics' comedy miniseries ''A. Bizarro''. Al Bizarro, duplicated not from ComicBook/{{Superman}}, but from a [=LexCorp=] employee called Albert Beezer, initially thinks he should try to be like Beezer, but at the end of the first issue, Beezer tells Bizarro that his life sucks and in order to be happy Bizarro should "do the exact opposite of everything I did!" (a MythologyGag on the pre-Crisis Bizarro Code).

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* The plot of the DCComics' Creator/DCComics' comedy miniseries ''A. Bizarro''. Al Bizarro, duplicated not from ComicBook/{{Superman}}, but from a [=LexCorp=] employee called Albert Beezer, initially thinks he should try to be like Beezer, but at the end of the first issue, Beezer tells Bizarro that his life sucks and in order to be happy Bizarro should "do the exact opposite of everything I did!" (a MythologyGag on the pre-Crisis Bizarro Code).



* [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Sabertooth to Wolverine]]. During the arc following Wolverine's full recovery of his memory, he has a flashback to one of his earliest encounters with his evil rival. In an uncharacteristically intellectual moment, Sabertooth tells him (in latin) "I am what you you will become". In this case it's not a warning ''or'' encouragement, it's a prediction; Sabertooth believes Wolverine will eventually give in to his animal side (instead of fighting it) and become just like him: a savage, remorseless killer who delights in indulging his violent instincts. This is basically one of Wolverine's greatest fears and Sabertooth just ''loves'' taunting him with it.

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* [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Sabertooth to Wolverine]]. During the arc following Wolverine's full recovery of his memory, he has a flashback to one of his earliest encounters with his evil rival. In an uncharacteristically intellectual moment, Sabertooth tells him (in latin) Latin) "I am what you you will become". In this case it's not a warning ''or'' encouragement, it's a prediction; Sabertooth believes Wolverine will eventually give in to his animal side (instead of fighting it) and become just like him: a savage, remorseless killer who delights in indulging his violent instincts. This is basically one of Wolverine's greatest fears and Sabertooth just ''loves'' taunting him with it.
21st Jun '16 10:20:14 AM Vorpale
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* After you defeat him in ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'', Ace Hardlight provides the page quote by telling [[TheHero Ratchet]] no to let [[BigBad Gleeman Vox]] do to him what he did to Ace.
10th Jun '16 11:39:37 PM nombretomado
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* Done in ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', of course. Worth mentioning because A) they give Jacob a brother, Robert, so they can give the role of Marley to both StatlerAndWaldorf, which allows them to B) sing a cool little song about it all. And C) [[StealthPun you get "Bob Marley"]]. (''Groan'')

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* Done in ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', of course. Worth mentioning because A) they give Jacob a brother, Robert, so they can give the role of Marley to both StatlerAndWaldorf, JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf, which allows them to B) sing a cool little song about it all. And C) [[StealthPun you get "Bob Marley"]]. (''Groan'')
19th Dec '15 7:37:59 PM nombretomado
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* Similar to the above ''TheShield'', Vic meets up with his former mentor ([[ShoutOut played by Carl "Action Jackson" Weathers]]), who's a walking cautionary tale of Vic's current path (with gangbanger subbing for Armenian mobsters)

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* Similar to the above ''TheShield'', ''Series/TheShield'', Vic meets up with his former mentor ([[ShoutOut played by Carl "Action Jackson" Weathers]]), who's a walking cautionary tale of Vic's current path (with gangbanger subbing for Armenian mobsters)
11th Dec '15 1:31:44 PM StrixObscuro
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* In "Homeschooling", Chase shows signs of becoming an abuser like his father. By sheer coincidence, his uncle, long thought to be dead, shows up and reveals that he long ago chose to leave their toxic family behind and considers himself better for it. Chase takes the wrong lesson from this, deciding that he needs to leave the other Runaways behind.

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* ** In "Homeschooling", Chase shows signs of becoming an abuser like his father. By sheer coincidence, his uncle, long thought to be dead, shows up and reveals that he long ago chose to leave their toxic family behind and considers himself better for it. Chase takes the wrong lesson from this, deciding that he needs to leave the other Runaways behind.
11th Dec '15 1:31:04 PM StrixObscuro
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* The plot of the DCComics' comedy miniseries ''A. Bizarro''. Al Bizarro, duplicated not from {{Superman}}, but from a [=LexCorp=] employee called Albert Beezer, initially thinks he should try to be like Beezer, but at the end of the first issue, Beezer tells Bizarro that his life sucks and in order to be happy Bizarro should "do the exact opposite of everything I did!" (a MythologyGag on the pre-Crisis Bizarro Code).
* Lou Martin, TheSlacker protagonist of ''Major Bummer'' gets one of these from his time-traveling future self, who regrets having wasted his life. By the end of the story, present-day-Lou acts like he's had an epiphany, but the next scene shows him sleeping in and [[RefusalOfTheCall actively avoiding superheroics]] as usual.

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* The plot of the DCComics' comedy miniseries ''A. Bizarro''. Al Bizarro, duplicated not from {{Superman}}, ComicBook/{{Superman}}, but from a [=LexCorp=] employee called Albert Beezer, initially thinks he should try to be like Beezer, but at the end of the first issue, Beezer tells Bizarro that his life sucks and in order to be happy Bizarro should "do the exact opposite of everything I did!" (a MythologyGag on the pre-Crisis Bizarro Code).
* Lou Martin, TheSlacker protagonist of ''Major Bummer'' ''ComicBook/MajorBummer'' gets one of these from his time-traveling future self, who regrets having wasted his life. By the end of the story, present-day-Lou acts like he's had an epiphany, but the next scene shows him sleeping in and [[RefusalOfTheCall actively avoiding superheroics]] as usual.




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* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' has employed this a few times:
** At the beginning of the second series, the team is visited by Heroine, a future version of Gert, who warns them that there's a BadFuture coming unless they stop Victor Mancha from becoming Victorious. Gert even references ''Christmas Carol'', calling Heroine "the Ghost of Hanukkah Future". She also repudiates Heroine, declaring that the only way she could ever become a leader of the Avengers is if she sold out her principles, and resolves to never become her. [[spoiler:She doesn't, in fact, become Heroine; she's killed near the middle of the second series.]]
** In the "Dead-End Kids" arc, it could be argued that Klara - meek, submissive, and increasingly isolated from everyone except her spouse - represents what Karolina fears she is becoming in her relationship with Xavin. After Xavin dismisses Klara's plight as unimportant, Karolina decides that she will have to start standing up for herself.
* In "Homeschooling", Chase shows signs of becoming an abuser like his father. By sheer coincidence, his uncle, long thought to be dead, shows up and reveals that he long ago chose to leave their toxic family behind and considers himself better for it. Chase takes the wrong lesson from this, deciding that he needs to leave the other Runaways behind.
11th Dec '15 9:23:56 AM jamespolk
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* In ''The Little Foxes'', Birdie warns her niece-in-law Alexandra: "Don't love me. Because in twenty years you'll just be like me. They'll do all the same things to you."

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* In ''The Little Foxes'', ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'', Birdie warns her niece-in-law Alexandra: "Don't love me. Because in twenty years you'll just be like me. They'll do all the same things to you."
18th Aug '15 12:06:57 PM MechWarrior
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* Chick Hicks from Cars represents what Lightning McQueen would become if he continued to let his fame go to his head.

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* Chick Hicks from Cars represents what Lightning McQueen [=McQueen=] would become if he continued to let his fame go to his head.
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