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30th Nov '16 6:20:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Every member of the replacement team in ''Film/TheReplacements'' has played football in the past (although, in one case, it's a different kind of football), and it ended up not working out for him. The football strike is this trope for them. However, they all know it's nothing more than a chance to play (and, hopefully, win) several pro games before the real multi-million-dollar players return. Indeed, at the end, there is nothing waiting for them (no promotional offers, no parades) but a return to their former lives (in one case, prison) with the knowledge that they succeeded in this trope. The same is true for the head coach, who is stated to have been one of the greatest in his day, but who was fired for butting heads with egotistical multi-million-dollar players, forcing the owner to get rid of him. He knows that the same fate awaits him after the end of the strike.

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* Every member of the replacement team in ''Film/TheReplacements'' ''Film/TheReplacements2000'' has played football in the past (although, in one case, it's a different kind of football), and it ended up not working out for him. The football strike is this trope for them. However, they all know it's nothing more than a chance to play (and, hopefully, win) several pro games before the real multi-million-dollar players return. Indeed, at the end, there is nothing waiting for them (no promotional offers, no parades) but a return to their former lives (in one case, prison) with the knowledge that they succeeded in this trope. The same is true for the head coach, who is stated to have been one of the greatest in his day, but who was fired for butting heads with egotistical multi-million-dollar players, forcing the owner to get rid of him. He knows that the same fate awaits him after the end of the strike.
12th Nov '16 8:41:47 AM DannWoolf
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* ''FanFic/MidnightStarTheFrozenEmpire: Once Midnight Star regains her old memories, she sees her current life as a chance to live the way she couldn't before, as well as preventing this Equestria from going down the same path hers did.

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* ''FanFic/MidnightStarTheFrozenEmpire: ''FanFic/MidnightStarTheFrozenEmpire'': Once Midnight Star regains her old memories, she sees her current life as a chance to live the way she couldn't before, as well as preventing this Equestria from going down the same path hers did.
12th Nov '16 8:41:20 AM DannWoolf
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* ''SpiderMan'': This has come up a few times, wherein Spidey must save someone who is falling off a bridge, and gets a chance to atone for what happened to Gwen Stacy. In a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' comic (v2 #86), he uses impact webbing instead of a regular web-line to save MJ and their daughter. In another, he tells Mary Jane that he's replayed Gwen's fate in head so often that he knows ''exactly'' what to do should it happen again.

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* ''SpiderMan'': This has come up a few times, wherein Spidey must save someone who is falling off a bridge, and gets a chance to atone for what happened to Gwen Stacy. In a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' comic (v2 #86), he uses impact webbing instead of a regular web-line to save MJ and their daughter. In another, he tells Mary Jane that he's replayed Gwen's fate in his head so often that he knows ''exactly'' what to do should it happen again.
27th Oct '16 11:21:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SmileysPeople'', by JohnLeCarre: This is the driving theme; see the page quote.

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* ''SmileysPeople'', ''Literature/SmileysPeople'', by JohnLeCarre: This is the driving theme; see the page quote.



** ''SonsOfFenris'', by LeeLightner: Within the FramingDevice, when Tor has unwisely led his forces into an ambush, Ragnar [[CareerBuildingBlunder chooses him to lead the attack]] on a [[CoolGate warp portal]], because when he had been a young Space Wolf, he had been permitted a second chance, to reclaim the Spear of Rus after losing it while foiling a plot of the Thousand Sons. He explains that Tor

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** ''SonsOfFenris'', ''Literature/SonsOfFenris'', by LeeLightner: Within the FramingDevice, when Tor has unwisely led his forces into an ambush, Ragnar [[CareerBuildingBlunder chooses him to lead the attack]] on a [[CoolGate warp portal]], because when he had been a young Space Wolf, he had been permitted a second chance, to reclaim the Spear of Rus after losing it while foiling a plot of the Thousand Sons. He explains that Tor



* ''WheelOfTime'': This sort of [[EpiphanyTherapy epiphany]] is what [[spoiler:breaks Rand out of his "Grr arrgh gotta be hard and bastardly!" funk at the end of book 12.]]
* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has this for a number of characters as the series goes on (being the series it is, very few people have nothing they regret failing at and wouldn't mind fixing in some way). Most notably are those who failed the Targaryen Regime the first time, and are trying various methods to help reinstate it. Ser Barristan Selmy is one when it comes to helping [[spoiler: Daenerys]] after being "dismissed" from King's Landing. [[spoiler: Jon Connington trying to get Aegon on the throne is another.]]

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* ''WheelOfTime'': ''Literature/WheelOfTime'': This sort of [[EpiphanyTherapy epiphany]] is what [[spoiler:breaks Rand out of his "Grr arrgh gotta be hard and bastardly!" funk at the end of book 12.]]
* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has this for a number of characters as the series goes on (being the series it is, very few people have nothing they regret failing at and wouldn't mind fixing in some way). Most notably are those who failed the Targaryen Regime the first time, and are trying various methods to help reinstate it. Ser Barristan Selmy is one when it comes to helping [[spoiler: Daenerys]] after being "dismissed" from King's Landing. [[spoiler: Jon Connington trying to get Aegon on the throne is another.]]
17th Sep '16 7:30:59 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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** There's another one much earlier on in the Fifth Doctor's last story, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani "The Caves of Androzani"]]. The Doctor and his companion, Peri, are exposed to deadly radiation early on in the story, and the Doctor spends the rest of it giving his all to save Peri. Having been unable to save Adric back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock "Earthshock"]], he felt even his own life was not worth sacrificing Peri's, and after spending four episodes looking for the antidote and escaping more imminent death, he gave the only dose that survived to his companion. Even his [[FamousLastWords last thought]], "Adric?", indicates he felt this was a "second chance" of sorts.
7th Jul '16 7:02:27 AM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Unfinished Business", Murdoch plays a recording of a man's deathbed confession of murder, and Dr. Ogden recognizes the details of an unsolved case the two of them worked on early in their careers. As she retrieves the case file, Dr. Ogden expresses regret that she couldn't find enough evidence to solve the woman's murder. Later, Murdoch re-investigates the woman's husband, who objects to the scrutiny along with his equally indignant brother. It turns out [[spoiler: the brother made a murder pact with the confessed killer to kill his sister-in-law]] and Murdoch sincerely apologizes to the widower for suspecting him.

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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Unfinished Business", Murdoch plays a recording of a man's deathbed confession of murder, and Dr. Ogden recognizes the details of an unsolved case the two of them worked on early in their careers. As she retrieves the case file, Dr. Ogden [[ThatOneCase expresses regret that she couldn't find enough evidence to solve the woman's murder. murder.]] Later, Murdoch re-investigates the woman's husband, who objects to the scrutiny along with his equally indignant brother. It turns out [[spoiler: the brother made a murder pact with the confessed killer to kill his sister-in-law]] and Murdoch sincerely apologizes to the widower for suspecting him.
7th Jul '16 6:52:21 AM 69BookWorM69
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** ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Unfinished Business", Murdoch plays a recording of a man's deathbed confession of murder, and Dr. Ogden recognizes the details of an unsolved case the two of them worked on early in their careers. As she retrieves the case file, Dr. Ogden expresses regret that she couldn't find enough evidence to solve the woman's murder. Later, Murdoch re-investigates the woman's husband, who objects to the scrutiny along with his equally indignant brother. It turns out [[spoiler: the brother made a murder pact with the confessed killer to kill his sister-in-law]] and Murdoch sincerely apologizes to the widower for suspecting him.

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** * ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Unfinished Business", Murdoch plays a recording of a man's deathbed confession of murder, and Dr. Ogden recognizes the details of an unsolved case the two of them worked on early in their careers. As she retrieves the case file, Dr. Ogden expresses regret that she couldn't find enough evidence to solve the woman's murder. Later, Murdoch re-investigates the woman's husband, who objects to the scrutiny along with his equally indignant brother. It turns out [[spoiler: the brother made a murder pact with the confessed killer to kill his sister-in-law]] and Murdoch sincerely apologizes to the widower for suspecting him.
7th Jul '16 6:51:01 AM 69BookWorM69
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** ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Unfinished Business", Murdoch plays a recording of a man's deathbed confession of murder, and Dr. Ogden recognizes the details of an unsolved case the two of them worked on early in their careers. As she retrieves the case file, Dr. Ogden expresses regret that she couldn't find enough evidence to solve the woman's murder. Later, Murdoch re-investigates the woman's husband, who objects to the scrutiny along with his equally indignant brother. It turns out [[spoiler: the brother made a murder pact with the confessed killer to kill his sister-in-law]] and Murdoch sincerely apologizes to the widower for suspecting him.
25th Jun '16 9:55:44 PM nombretomado
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* In a sidequest in ''BaldursGate'' ''II'', it's possible to help a Paladin grieving for his deceased adopted son whom he failed to protect by introducing him to an orphaned little girl who needs someone to raise her.
* In ''MassEffect3'' the Quarians and the geth face off for the first time since the war that drove the Quarians from their homeworld. [[spoiler: Shepard can broker understanding between the groups, leading to peace and preventing either side from attempting another genocide.]]

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* In a sidequest in ''BaldursGate'' ''II'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', it's possible to help a Paladin grieving for his deceased adopted son whom he failed to protect by introducing him to an orphaned little girl who needs someone to raise her.
* In ''MassEffect3'' ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' the Quarians and the geth face off for the first time since the war that drove the Quarians from their homeworld. [[spoiler: Shepard can broker understanding between the groups, leading to peace and preventing either side from attempting another genocide.]]
22nd Jun '16 8:07:04 AM JonathanscarletTVT
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* ''FanFic/MidnightStarTheFrozenEmpire: Once Midnight Star regains her old memories, she sees her current life as a chance to live the way she couldn't before, as well as preventing this Equestria from going down the same path hers did.
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