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13th Apr '18 6:21:19 AM FoxBluereaver
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* A mild example in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'': Ash is determined to reunite with every single one of his Pokémon, but [[PutOnABus his Primeape gets sent]] [[ATwinkleInTheSky blasting off into the air by Paul]], with possible fatal results. This failure haunted him for a while, but later on [[spoiler: it's revealed that Primeape survived and was captured by Sabrina to use as bait for Ash to challenge her gym. As soon as Ash finds out Primeape is alive, he jumps on the chance to rescue him at any cost.]]
31st Mar '18 6:50:45 PM Nyame
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* Series/{{Arrowverse}}'s fourth annual crossover, ''Series/CrisisOnEarthX'', [[spoiler:has Martin Stein sever the the connection between him and his partner, Jefferson Jackson, in order to save the latter's life after Stein was shot. Stein's decision was motivated both out of parental love for Jackson and as atonement for the death of his first partner, Ronnie Raymond, who he was unable to save during the Singularity that nearly destroyed Central City in the Season One finale of ''Series/TheFlash2014'']].
27th Mar '18 9:47:22 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': In one episode, Arnold's Grandpa Phil finds an old rival who once beat him in a tournament of chinese checkers, Arnold convices him of entering the on tournament and they both end up in the finals, after a very long game the pieces land in the very same position as last time, and the rival starts to gloat, but Phil reveals that since last time he discovered there was one move that could end the game in a tie instead. The rival suffers a breakdown and [[WeWinBecauseYouDidNot Phil leaves with the trophy]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': In one episode, Arnold's Grandpa Phil finds an old rival who once beat him in a tournament of chinese checkers, checkers. Arnold convices convinces him of entering to enter the on tournament and they both end tournament, where he ends up facing the rival in the finals, after finals. After a very long game game, the pieces land in the very same position as last time, and the rival starts to gloat, but gloat. Then Phil reveals that since last time he discovered there was one move that could end the game in a tie instead. The rival suffers a breakdown and [[WeWinBecauseYouDidNot Phil leaves with the trophy]].
12th Mar '18 11:52:02 AM Premonition45
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*** The episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E14Tapestry}} Tapestry]]" has Q take Picard back in time to stop himself from getting in a fight which left him with an (about to kill him in the present) artificial heart. What he doesn't realize is how influential that old failure was in creating TheCaptain character he became.

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*** The episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E14Tapestry}} Tapestry]]" has Q take Picard back in time to stop himself from getting in a fight which left him with an (about to kill him in the present) artificial heart. What he doesn't realize is [[NecessaryFail how influential that old failure was in creating creating]] TheCaptain character he became.



*** A Ferengi, still bitter with Picard over their defeat by him at the Battle of Maxia, spends years plotting his revenge. More specifically revenge for [[spoiler: [[AvengingTheVillain his son]]]]. The episode portrays him as over-reacting (as do the other Ferengi, because [[ValuesDissonance there's no profit in it]]).

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*** A Ferengi, In "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E8TheBattle The Battle]]", the Ferengi [=DaiMon=] Bok is still bitter with Picard over their defeat by him at the Battle of Maxia, spends years plotting his revenge. More specifically revenge for [[spoiler: [[AvengingTheVillain [[ItsPersonal his son]]]]. The episode portrays him as over-reacting (as do the other Ferengi, because [[ValuesDissonance [[BlueAndOrangeMorality there's no profit in it]]).
10th Jan '18 3:25:21 PM LordYAM
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* In the climax of Spectre Blofeld locks Madeline Swann (Who James has fallen in love with) in a building set to explode and gives Bond the choice between saving her and letting her die. Ultimately Bond manages to save Madeline in time.
10th Oct '17 6:03:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/CodexAlera'', by JimButcher: [[spoiler:Fade/Araris]] [[FailureKnight blames himself]] for Septimus's death and considers [[spoiler:protecting his son Gaius Octavian]] his second chance.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', by JimButcher: It evolves that [=McCoy=] [[spoiler:taught Harry's mother before she ran wild]] and so regards Harry as his second chance.

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* ''Literature/CodexAlera'', by JimButcher: Creator/JimButcher: [[spoiler:Fade/Araris]] [[FailureKnight blames himself]] for Septimus's death and considers [[spoiler:protecting his son Gaius Octavian]] his second chance.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', by JimButcher: Creator/JimButcher: It evolves that [=McCoy=] [[spoiler:taught Harry's mother before she ran wild]] and so regards Harry as his second chance.
25th Aug '17 12:58:45 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''{{Exalted}}'': this is often the basis for the DealWithTheDevil by which heroic mortals become Green Sun Princes. After suffering MyGreatestFailure, a mortal who would have otherwise been a worthy candidate for Exaltation is contacted by a demon bearing an Infernal Exaltation, who offers them the power to correct their mistakes and accomplish everything they ever dreamed of...so long as they agree to serve [[EldritchAbomination the Yozis]].

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* ''{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': this is often the basis for the DealWithTheDevil by which heroic mortals become Green Sun Princes. After suffering MyGreatestFailure, a mortal who would have otherwise been a worthy candidate for Exaltation is contacted by a demon bearing an Infernal Exaltation, who offers them the power to correct their mistakes and accomplish everything they ever dreamed of...so long as they agree to serve [[EldritchAbomination the Yozis]].
9th Jul '17 3:49:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/Timeline191'', by Creator/HarryTurtledove: At the end of the series about the aftermath of the Confederacy winning the Civil War, General Clarence Potter, a leader of the Confederacy [[spoiler: who have just been overwhelmingly defeated in WorldWarII, encounters an angry & disgruntled Confederate soldier intent on revenge. Potter tells the man to move on, accept the end of the war and get on with his life and then reflects that he wishes he'd said something similar to Jake Featherston, whose anger at the Confederacy's previous defeat to the USA turned him into this world's version of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.]]

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* ''Literature/Timeline191'', by Creator/HarryTurtledove: At the end of the series about the aftermath of the Confederacy winning the Civil War, General Clarence Potter, a leader of the Confederacy [[spoiler: who have just been overwhelmingly defeated in WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, encounters an angry & disgruntled Confederate soldier intent on revenge. Potter tells the man to move on, accept the end of the war and get on with his life and then reflects that he wishes he'd said something similar to Jake Featherston, whose anger at the Confederacy's previous defeat to the USA turned him into this world's version of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.]]
2nd Jul '17 10:09:32 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/SmileysPeople'', by JohnLeCarre: This is the driving theme; see the page quote.

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* ''Literature/SmileysPeople'', by JohnLeCarre: Creator/JohnLeCarre: This is the driving theme; see the page quote.
24th Jun '17 5:24:04 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the Captain of the Guard at Castle Wyvern felt guilty for betraying the castle to Hagon, who [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo broken his promise]] and massacred all the gargoyles there except the Manhattan Clan. When he and Hagon fell to their deaths, his self loathing kept him shackled in a mystical cave along with Hagon. When Hagon enacted a plan to steal Goliath's life force to replenish their own, the Captain couldn't allow history to repeat and stopped Hagon, atoning for his betrayal and freeing him of his self hatred, allowing his spirit to finally rest in peace.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the Captain of the Guard at Castle Wyvern felt guilty for betraying the castle to Hagon, Hakon, who [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo broken his promise]] and massacred all the gargoyles there except the Manhattan Clan. When he and Hagon Hakon fell to their deaths, his self loathing kept him shackled in a mystical cave along with Hagon. Hakon. When Hagon Hakon enacted a plan to steal Goliath's life force to replenish their own, the Captain couldn't allow history to repeat and stopped Hagon, Hakon, atoning for his betrayal and freeing him of his self hatred, allowing his spirit to finally rest in peace.
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