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21st Apr '17 3:05:13 AM RobTan
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* "Pistol" Pete Disellio from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is an inversion. He's a former high school basketball star who made a season winning dunk, but he is also the only person in town who doesn't care anymore, and is sick of being considered a local hero for something he did when he was seventeen and just wants to move on with his life.

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* "Pistol" Pete Disellio from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is an inversion. He's a former high school basketball star who made won the BigGame with a season winning last-second dunk, but he is also the only person in town who doesn't care anymore, and is sick of being considered a local hero for something he did when he was seventeen and just wants to move on with his life.
21st Apr '17 3:02:37 AM RobTan
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* "Pistol" Pete Disellio from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is an inversion. He's a former high school basketball star who made a season winning dunk, but he is also the only person in town who doesn't care anymore, and is sick of being considered a local hero for something he did when he was seventeen and just wants to move on with his life.
11th Apr '17 6:15:21 AM Divra
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* Robert Baratheon in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' somehow manages to pull off this trope while being the king of seven kingdoms. He almost entertains the notion of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abdicating and running away to Essos to become a sellsword]] if it wouldn't mean putting [[RoyalBrat his son]] on the throne.

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* Robert Baratheon in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' somehow manages to pull off this trope while being the king of seven kingdoms. He hates his job, is trapped in a loveless marriage with a woman he despises, constantly pines for the GloryDays and still hasn't gotten over his childhood sweetheart Lyanna. He almost entertains the notion of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abdicating and running away to Essos to become a sellsword]] if it wouldn't mean putting [[RoyalBrat his son]] on the throne.


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** Willas Tyrell is a subversion. After spending his childhood dreaming of becoming a knight, but losing the use of one of his legs in a tournament accident, Willas has re-invented himself as an intellectual, a political prodigy and one of Westeros' finest experts on falconry. It's quite telling that Willas is the only one of her grandchildren Olenna has any respect for.
10th Mar '17 6:48:56 AM Bluecatcinema
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* ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': Coach Boomer. He, as the Commander puts it, "never made the big time" as a superhero, so now he works as a coach at the titular superhero school, passing judgment on the kids of other heros by arbitrarily deciding if they are "hero" or "sidekick" material after a brief demonstration of their powers, and [[MakeMeWannaShout giving an earful to those who object]].



* Series/TheRanch : Colt fits this to a tee. He's screwed up his football career and gone home to live on his dad's ranch.
* Ted and Peter, the washed-up snooker players turned commentators on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. They tend to spend most of their time drinking lots of pints of bitter, eating junk food and gossiping apathetically about the players they're watching rather than offer commentary on the games. While they do have some hints of GloryDays in their past, they don't appear to have been ''that'' glorious.

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* Series/TheRanch : ''Series/TheRanch'': Colt fits this to a tee. He's screwed up his football career and gone home to live on his dad's ranch.
* Ted and Peter, the washed-up snooker players turned commentators on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. They tend to spend most of their time drinking lots of pints of bitter, eating junk food and gossiping apathetically about the players they're watching rather than offer commentary on the games. While they do have some hints of GloryDays in their past, they don't appear to have been ''that'' glorious. glorious.
* ''Franchise/ArrowVerse'': Malcolm Merlyn started out as the BigBad of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', able to best [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Oliver]] in physical combat, and even managing to manipulate his way up to being the new leader of the League of Asassins by the end of the third season. However, the fourth season showed his fortunes taking a major dive, losing his position as the League's leader thanks to Oliver (and losing his hand into the bargain after Oliver [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind bested him in combat]]), losing any shred of love his daughter had left for him due to his [[ItsAllAboutMe self-serving ways]], and even becoming a minion of Damien Dark. In the second season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', he is fully aware of how far he's fallen, having joined the LegionOfDoom in hopes of [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong changing his destiny]]. Eobard Thawne even refers to him as a "washout" at one point.
4th Feb '17 3:48:40 PM randomtroper89
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[[caption-width-right:250:Al Bundy at work.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Al Bundy at work. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Al_Bundy_230.png It gets worse for him]].]]
23rd Dec '16 8:25:42 AM Morgenthaler
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** Downplayed in one interpretation, he's genuinely BadAss, and while his family doesn't pay him much attention or respect, the rest of his neighbourhood comes to like and respect him.

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** Downplayed in one interpretation, he's genuinely BadAss, badass, and while his family doesn't pay him much attention or respect, the rest of his neighbourhood comes to like and respect him.
15th Dec '16 8:00:25 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Ted and Peter, the washed-up snooker players turned commentators on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. They tend to spend most of their time drinking lots of pints of bitter, eating junk food and gossiping apathetically about the players they're watching rather than offer commentary on the games.

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* Ted and Peter, the washed-up snooker players turned commentators on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. They tend to spend most of their time drinking lots of pints of bitter, eating junk food and gossiping apathetically about the players they're watching rather than offer commentary on the games. While they do have some hints of GloryDays in their past, they don't appear to have been ''that'' glorious.
15th Dec '16 7:59:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Ted and Peter, the washed-up snooker players turned commentators on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''. They tend to spend most of their time drinking lots of pints of bitter, eating junk food and gossiping apathetically about the players they're watching rather than offer commentary on the games.
13th Dec '16 5:24:25 AM VoxAquila
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** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy herself]] has become one by the sixth season, having resigned to the fact the [[ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne responsibilities of being a Slayer]] have destroyed any chance of her own happiness.
13th Dec '16 5:17:06 AM VoxAquila
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* ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'': WordOfGod is that Andrew will end up as one, the inevitable endpoint of Fletcher's abuse.


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* ''WebVideo/HarryPotterAndTheTenYearsLater'' has both Harry and Ron ending up as this, stuck in unhappy marriages, and suffering from a lack of purpose with no Dark Wizards to fight.
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