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5th Jan '18 6:43:41 PM ShiroAkuma
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* Tohru Adachi of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is an uncharacteristically young version of this trope. Thoughout his S. Link in Persona 4 Golden, he confides in the main character that life didn't turn out as well for him as he once imagined it would. At one time, he was at the top of his graduating class at the police academy, but got stuck in the boonies, where he struggles to prove himself. He talks about how lonely he is, having early on sacrificed personal relationships for the betterment of his career. Because of his early successes in life, [[spoiler: he comes to believe he is owed things from society; namely, love. Later on, this entitlement complex becomes a motivating factor towards him kidnapping (and murdering) Mayumi Yamano and Saki Konichi]].

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* Tohru Adachi of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is an uncharacteristically young version of this trope. Thoughout his S. Link in Persona 4 Golden, he confides in the main character that life didn't turn out as well for him as he once imagined it would. At one time, he was at the top of his graduating class at the police academy, but got stuck in the boonies, where he struggles to prove himself. He talks about how lonely he is, having early on sacrificed personal relationships for the betterment of his career. Because of his early successes in life, [[spoiler: he comes to believe he is owed things from society; namely, love. Later on, this entitlement complex becomes a motivating factor towards him kidnapping (and murdering) Mayumi Yamano and Saki Konichi]].Konishi]].
22nd Oct '17 3:50:09 PM Amahn
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* By the start of ''Film/YesMan'', Carl has become one thanks to his wife leaving him and years of being passed over for promotion as a low level Loan Officer at the same bank. It's no wonder he tries to avoid his old college buddies who've made something of their lives.
8th Sep '17 12:44:36 PM SeptimusHeap
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* To some extent Peter Parker, Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} falls into this, at least in earlier stories. He has great skills and ambitions but he is not able to apply himself out of his responsibility as a superhero, as a family man and is often regarded skeptically by his friends for not always being there.

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* To some extent Peter Parker, Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan falls into this, at least in earlier stories. He has great skills and ambitions but he is not able to apply himself out of his responsibility as a superhero, as a family man and is often regarded skeptically by his friends for not always being there.
6th Jul '17 2:34:13 PM Goldfritha
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Compare with UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist; ThisLoserIsYou; ICouldaBeenAContender; FutureLoser; HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight; LoserProtagonist; WhiteDwarfStarlet; FormerChildStar.

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Compare with UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist; ThisLoserIsYou; ICouldaBeenAContender; FutureLoser; HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight; LoserProtagonist; WhiteDwarfStarlet; FormerChildStar. \n Contrast BestYearsOfYourLife.
10th Jun '17 8:55:13 AM Gosicrystal
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* Mical from VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII is a {{Downplayed}} example. When the Exile meets him, he's doing a little "light" reading in some creature-infested ruins. He introduces himself as a historian working for the Republic Navy. This is only ''partly'' true, since it's obvious he knows ''way'' too much about Jedi, even for a historian. He was once a promising Jedi apprentice, but when the Mandalorian Wars hit, many of the younger Knights (including Exile) left to fight, meaning he had no one to train him and came of age without reaching Padawan rank, meaning he was kicked out and left to fend for himself. [[spoiler: He's really a Republic Intelligence agent Carth (or Cede) has employed as a spy on the Exile's vessel. Depending on the Exile's path, and if Exile chooses to train him as a Jedi, he ends up as a Grandmaster of the rebuilt Jedi Order or a Republic Senator]]

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* Mical from VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' is a {{Downplayed}} example. When the Exile meets him, he's doing a little "light" reading in some creature-infested ruins. He introduces himself as a historian working for the Republic Navy. This is only ''partly'' true, since it's obvious he knows ''way'' too much about Jedi, even for a historian. He was once a promising Jedi apprentice, but when the Mandalorian Wars hit, many of the younger Knights (including Exile) left to fight, meaning he had no one to train him and came of age without reaching Padawan rank, meaning he was kicked out and left to fend for himself. [[spoiler: He's really a Republic Intelligence agent Carth (or Cede) has employed as a spy on the Exile's vessel. Depending on the Exile's path, and if Exile chooses to train him as a Jedi, he ends up as a Grandmaster of the rebuilt Jedi Order or a Republic Senator]]
3rd Jun '17 12:50:02 PM AnonymousBosch
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* {{Creator/Robert DeNiro}}'s character in the Tony Scott thriller ''The Fan'' is an extreme case of this.

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* {{Creator/Robert DeNiro}}'s character in the Tony Scott Creator/TonyScott thriller ''The Fan'' is an extreme case of this.
3rd Jun '17 12:49:43 PM AnonymousBosch
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* {{Creator/Robert DeNiro}}'s character in the Tony Scott thriller ''The Fan'' is an extreme case of this.
18th May '17 11:43:52 AM Anddrix
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* ''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.

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* ''Franchise/ArrowVerse'': ''Series/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.
18th May '17 5:45:39 AM RobTan
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* "Pistol" Pete Disellio from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is an inversion. He's a former high school basketball star who won the BigGame with a last-second dunk, and the entire town adores him for it decades later. Howver, he is the only person who doesn't care anymore, and is sick of being considered a 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 won the BigGame with a last-second dunk, and the entire town adores him for it decades later. Howver, However, he is the only person who doesn't care anymore, and is sick of being considered a hero for something he did when he was seventeen and just wants to move on with his life.
15th May '17 11:29:57 AM RobTan
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* "Pistol" Pete Disellio from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is an inversion. He's a former high school basketball star who won the BigGame with a last-second dunk, but he is also the only person in town who doesn't care anymore, and is sick of being considered a 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 won the BigGame with a last-second dunk, but and the entire town adores him for it decades later. Howver, he is also the only person in town who doesn't care anymore, and is sick of being considered a hero for something he did when he was seventeen and just wants to move on with his life.
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