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14th May '16 3:45:14 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{Timeline-191}}'', 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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* ''{{Timeline-191}}'', ''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.]]
8th May '16 5:12:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''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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* ''HeyArnold'': ''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]].
29th Mar '16 8:52:53 AM Paranoia
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*** The episode "The Pegasus": 12 years previous Riker covered up an illicit Starfleet experiment that got most of his crewmates killed in the name of following orders. When a similar situation happens in the episode, he disobeys orders in order to uphold his principles and save his crew.

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*** The episode "The Pegasus": 12 years previous Riker covered a fresh-from-the-academy Riker, in the name of following orders, kept quiet as part of the cover up for an illicit Starfleet experiment that got most of his crewmates killed in the name of following orders. killed. When the man in charge back then puts him in a similar situation happens in the episode, episode (trying to restart the experiments), he disobeys orders in order to uphold his principles and save his crew.
14th Mar '16 6:01:10 PM ANTMuddle
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Whether a character succeeds at their second chance depends on the tone of the work and/or the demands of the plot. Failure to overcome the challenge may result in a DownerEnding and push the character into severe depression. Sometimes they will succeed in the attempt but fall prey to RedemptionEqualsDeath. Sometimes they will succeed spectacularly, cue the celebration and the end credits. The FailureKnight exists to try to bring the good outcome of this about. Related to HistoryRepeats.

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Whether a character succeeds at their second chance depends on the tone of the work and/or the demands of the plot. Failure to overcome the challenge may result in a DownerEnding and push the character into severe depression. Sometimes they will succeed in the attempt but fall prey to RedemptionEqualsDeath. Sometimes they will succeed spectacularly, cue the celebration and the end credits. The FailureKnight exists to try to bring the good outcome of this about. A CareerBuildingBlunder is usually part of this process. Related to HistoryRepeats.
25th Feb '16 6:10:39 PM markband
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--> '''Spider-man''': It was the single line that did it. Too much force and weight held in a single line. I'm not taking any chances this time. Hit every major joint.
-->'''Mary Jane''': (coming to after the fall) ...Peter..?
-->'''Spider-man''': (relieved) Thank god...
16th Feb '16 9:02:46 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the Captain of the Guard at Castle Wyvern felt guilty for betraying the castle to Hagon, who massacred all the gargoyles there except the Manhatten 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 free 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, who massacred all the gargoyles there except the Manhatten 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 free freeing him of his self hatred, allowing his spirit to finally rest in peace.
16th Feb '16 9:01:43 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', the Captain of the Guard at Castle Wyvern felt guilty for betraying the castle to Hagon, who massacred all the gargoyles there except the Manhatten 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 free him of his self hatred, allowing his spirit to finally rest in peace.
14th Feb '16 9:51:36 AM Jgamer
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* In ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'', Koro-sensei is primarily motivated by [[spoiler: Aguri Yukimura's death]], which made him realize that he never applied his talents in [[spoiler: assassination]] in order to help others. When [[spoiler: Aguri's sister Akari/Kayano nearly dies in a similar manner]], this time Koro-sensei knows what to do.
23rd Jan '16 2:33:44 AM TheMike
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}'', this is, initially, Brad's core motivation for raising Buddy in secret as opposed to giving her to the warlord Rando: As a child he was forced by his abusive father to raise his younger sister Lisa, and as such blames himself continually for her suicide, and sees raising Buddy as a chance at redemption for this.
18th Jan '16 8:07:15 PM ChronoLegion
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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.
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