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24th Mar '17 3:30:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Cyborg}}'', Gibson gives in and hangs up his arsenal to settle down with a family he's helped escape from the hell of a post-apocalyptic city (seen in flashback). As for how that turned out for him... well, lets just say there's a reason he's already hunting the villain when Pearl Prophet runs into him...

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* In ''Film/{{Cyborg}}'', ''Film/{{Cyborg 1989}}'', Gibson gives in and hangs up his arsenal to settle down with a family he's helped escape from the hell of a post-apocalyptic city (seen in flashback). As for how that turned out for him... well, lets just say there's a reason he's already hunting the villain when Pearl Prophet runs into him...
2nd Feb '17 5:39:17 AM dotchan
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* [[Manga/TriGun Vash the Stampede]] winds up in a lengthy TenMinuteRetirement that's basically flunking this with very good reason: 1) the pain is just too much, 2) his evil brother put one over on him again in such a way that he has to consider himself a public menace, and 3) he screwed up and wrecked another damn city; the human race are ''clearly'' better off without him putting his foot in it.

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* [[Manga/TriGun ''Manga/TriGun'': Vash the Stampede]] Stampede winds up in a lengthy TenMinuteRetirement that's basically flunking this with very good reason: 1) the pain is just too much, 2) his evil brother put one over on him again in such a way that he has to consider himself a public menace, and 3) he screwed up and wrecked another damn city; the human race are ''clearly'' better off without him putting his foot in it.
27th Jan '17 7:20:11 AM madammina
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* Mabel is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine variant in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when [[spoiler: Bill captures her before the finale. It takes Dipper going in there to get her out. ]]



* Mabel is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine variant in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when [[spoiler: Bill captures her before the finale. It takes Dipper going in there to get her out. ]]

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* Mabel is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine variant in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when [[spoiler: Bill captures her before the finale. It takes Dipper going in there to get her out. ]]
27th Jan '17 7:17:30 AM madammina
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* Mabel is trapped in a LotusEaterMachine variant in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' when [[spoiler: Bill captures her before the finale. It takes Dipper going in there to get her out. ]]
2nd Jan '17 7:54:35 AM kablammin45
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* In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', [[spoiler: after Moana and Maui's first attempt at returning the Heart and saving the world ends in failure and Maui leaving her, Moana is left completely discouraged and alone, and she loses all resolve in her mission and gives the Heart back to the ocean, telling it to choose someone else to return the Heart. Then the ghost of her Grandmother Tala appears and tells Moana that, if she wants or needs to, Moana can go back home and the ocean will choose someone else to return the Heart. However, a further pep talk from Tala, a visit from the spirits of her ancestors, and Moana's own love for the ocean and desire to save her people encourage her to press on and try again. This time, she (and Maui who returns) is successful in returning the heart.]]
21st Dec '16 12:30:46 AM Xtifr
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* In ''Taran Wanderer'', the fourth book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', Taran is on a quest to discover who his parents were (and in so doing, who he himself is). Early in the journey he visits his friend King Smoit, who offers to pre-empt the quest by adopting Taran and making him his son and heir. This is something of a subversion of the trope, because King Smoit has only the best of intentions -- he's very fond of Taran and would be proud to call him his son.

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* In ''Taran Wanderer'', the fourth book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', Taran is on a quest to discover who his parents were (and in so doing, who he himself is). Early in the journey he visits his friend King Smoit, who offers to pre-empt the quest by adopting Taran and making him his son and heir. This is something of a subversion of the trope, because King Smoit has only the best of intentions -- he's very fond of Taran and would be proud to call him his son.
5th Dec '16 6:24:39 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Night Mare Moon tempts Rainbow Dash to leave the ponies' quest for the [[MineralMacGuffin Elements of Harmony]] by offering her the chance to be known as Equestria's greatest flier, but only if she [[FriendOrIdolDecision abandons her friends]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Night Mare Nightmare Moon tempts Rainbow Dash to leave the ponies' quest for the [[MineralMacGuffin Elements of Harmony]] by offering her the chance to be known as Equestria's greatest flier, but only if she [[FriendOrIdolDecision abandons her friends]].
29th Nov '16 7:50:50 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', ConanTheBarbarian faces a rare dual version. He feels the temptation to leave his quest for the ArtifactOfDoom and to regain his throne -- for the InHarmsWay life of a mercenary. He chooses the "regain the throne" quest instead of the mercenary way of life.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian faces a rare dual version. He feels the temptation to leave his quest for the ArtifactOfDoom and to regain his throne -- for the InHarmsWay life of a mercenary. He chooses the "regain the throne" quest instead of the mercenary way of life.
17th Oct '16 2:37:27 AM LaughingGiraffe
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* In ''Film/{{Chocolat}}'', Vianne and her daughter Anouk have gypsy blood and are "cursed to wander" and help towns, which is why they entered the village. At the end, Vianne tries to convince Anouk to leave now that the town is saved, but she ultimately decides that they both feel at home there, and ignores the North Wind's urging to leave, letting someone else fight the battles to be fought. They live happily.

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* In ''Film/{{Chocolat}}'', Vianne and her daughter Anouk have gypsy blood and are "cursed to wander" wander", just as Vianne and help towns, her own mother did when Vianne was a child, which is why they entered the village. At the end, Vianne tries to convince force Anouk to leave now leave, but in the process she drops the urn containing her mother's ashes and they are scattered to the wind. Depending on the interpretation you prefer, this either breaks a literal spell or reminds Vianne that the town her mother is saved, but she ultimately decides that they both feel at home there, dead and cannot control her any more. In any event, subsequently Vianne ignores the North Wind's urging to leave, letting someone else fight the battles to be fought. They live happily.
2nd Aug '16 4:20:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheLastTemptationOfChrist has not only the temptations offered to Jesus in the Bible, but a final one which nearly undoes him: [[spoiler: to live a normal, happy life. He actually experiences that life as a hallucination/dream/alternate reality and almost refuses the crucifixion entirely.]]
* ''LifeOfPi'' has the [[spoiler: island covered in delicious, nutritious algae and pools of fresh water. The hero only leaves to continue his quest to return to civilization when he discovers that it ''eats people''...and realizes further that the person it ate probably wasn't even killed by the island but gave up and died of sheer boredom/loneliness/frustration at being trapped on an island with nothing but algae, trees, fish, and meerkats.]]
* ''TheDarkTower'' offers several to Roland (and one [[NoFourthWall directly to the reader]]). In this case, however, it's strongly suggested that by refusing to cry off the Tower, and sacrificing everything he had for his quest, Roland ''[[{{Subversion}} failed]]''. [[spoiler: And so did you. Why didn't you take the happy ending? Was the Tower worth it in the end?]]
* In ''{{Candide}}'', when Candide and Cacambo spend a month in the golden city of El Dorado. However, Cunegonde is not in this city, and so Candide is ultimately unhappy and decides to leave with an enormous amount of gold.

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* TheLastTemptationOfChrist ''Literature/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'' has not only the temptations offered to Jesus in the Bible, but a final one which nearly undoes him: [[spoiler: to live a normal, happy life. He actually experiences that life as a hallucination/dream/alternate reality and almost refuses the crucifixion entirely.]]
* ''LifeOfPi'' ''Literature/LifeOfPi'' has the [[spoiler: island covered in delicious, nutritious algae and pools of fresh water. The hero only leaves to continue his quest to return to civilization when he discovers that it ''eats people''...and realizes further that the person it ate probably wasn't even killed by the island but gave up and died of sheer boredom/loneliness/frustration at being trapped on an island with nothing but algae, trees, fish, and meerkats.]]
* ''TheDarkTower'' ''Literature/TheDarkTower'' offers several to Roland (and one [[NoFourthWall directly to the reader]]). In this case, however, it's strongly suggested that by refusing to cry off the Tower, and sacrificing everything he had for his quest, Roland ''[[{{Subversion}} failed]]''. [[spoiler: And so did you. Why didn't you take the happy ending? Was the Tower worth it in the end?]]
* In ''{{Candide}}'', ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', when Candide and Cacambo spend a month in the golden city of El Dorado. However, Cunegonde is not in this city, and so Candide is ultimately unhappy and decides to leave with an enormous amount of gold.
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