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20th Sep '16 8:31:11 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in the Valley of Dying Things scenario of ''[[{{Avernum}} Blades Of Avernum]].'' The Vale is suffering a curse in which the rivers poison the vegetation and anything that drinks from the river or eat food grown with river water. After destroying the source of the toxins, [[spoiler: an abandoned magical waste treatment facility deep below the surface]] the poison already within the environment does not leach away or vanish, and the inhabitants of the Vale flee only to come back once the Vale has been magically cleansed. Even then, the land is still not as prosperous as it was before the curse.

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* Averted in the Valley of Dying Things scenario of ''[[{{Avernum}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Avernum}} Blades Of Avernum]].'' The Vale is suffering a curse in which the rivers poison the vegetation and anything that drinks from the river or eat food grown with river water. After destroying the source of the toxins, [[spoiler: an abandoned magical waste treatment facility deep below the surface]] the poison already within the environment does not leach away or vanish, and the inhabitants of the Vale flee only to come back once the Vale has been magically cleansed. Even then, the land is still not as prosperous as it was before the curse.
6th Sep '16 6:54:42 PM eroock
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* At the end of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'', once Bastian has given the Childlike Empress a new name, Fantasia goes right back to its old state.
--> '''Bastian''': Falkor, it's like the Nothing never was.
3rd Aug '16 6:04:40 PM SlimSkeeter
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** All possibilities being equal, though, said particles essentially exist in all possible ways they possibly can until observed.
2nd Aug '16 2:12:53 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* In the final story arc of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', [[spoiler:the demon Bill Cipher and his otherworldly allies]] have invaded the central cast's home universe and transformed various people and objects for their own amusement. In the series finale, the leader of this invasion is killed (OrIsIt?), causing the other alien beings involved to be immediately returned to their own universe and the transformations to be reversed.
30th Jul '16 8:38:56 PM Fireblood
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** Actually Batu-khan, who led Mongol invasion of Europe, just wanted to influence the election of the new ruler rather than followed any tradition. Anyway, it's just one of the possible explanations of Mongol withdrawal from Eastern Europe.

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** Actually Batu-khan, who led the Mongol invasion of Europe, just wanted to influence the election of the new ruler rather than followed follow any tradition. Anyway, it's just one of the possible explanations of for the Mongol withdrawal from Eastern Europe.
30th Jul '16 8:36:46 PM Fireblood
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* One Sunday edition of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' saw the titular twosome engaging in one of their trademark petty arguments in the midst of a meeting of their [[BabyBigot "anti-girl"]] secret club. While Calvin's head is turned (he's writing a derogatory "law" about Hobbes in the club charter), Hobbes snatches Calvin's "Supreme Dictator Hat" off of his head and proclaims "Now ''I'm'' the Supreme Dictator!" - as if taking off the Supreme Dictator's hat automatically drains him of his power.

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* One Sunday edition of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' saw the titular twosome engaging in one of their trademark petty arguments in the midst of a meeting of their [[BabyBigot [[GirlsHaveCooties "anti-girl"]] secret club. While Calvin's head is turned (he's writing a derogatory "law" about Hobbes in the club charter), Hobbes snatches Calvin's "Supreme Dictator Hat" off of his head and proclaims "Now ''I'm'' the Supreme Dictator!" - as if taking off the Supreme Dictator's hat automatically drains him of his power.
27th Jul '16 11:34:57 PM Astatine
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* Reversed in ''Anime/MaiOtome'', where a SLAVE's death results in the death of its Master, and an Otome's death results in the death of ''its'' Master. Making them possibly the worst bodyguards ever. Though Otome are to bodyguards what a tactical nuke is to a pea shooter. Their lives being linked with their masters was actually designed to discourage warfare as well as avoiding civilian involvement. As it'd be the nobility and rulers putting their lives on the line as opposed to their subjects.



** Averted with Impure World Resurrection, as it is eventually clarified that the resurrected dead will not stop even if the user is killed; the user must actually undo it themselves. Thus his opponents seek to capture him alive and use [[MasterOfIllusion genjutsu]] to trick him into stopping them himself. Additionally, the [[spoiler: resurrected Uchiha Madara]] defies even ''this'' when the jutsu is ended, his incredible will and power (along with knowing the jutsu himself, including the handsigns to reverse its cancellation) allowing him to [[spoiler: retain his [[CompleteImmortality infinitely regenerating form with unlimited energy]]]]



** The Oozaru transformation is similar. It's triggered [[DoingInTheWizard by glands at the base of the tail activating when a certain level of lunar radiation is absorbed through the eyes]], but apparently requires a constant supply to maintain. Chop off the tail or destroy the source of the moonlight, and they'll revert back instantly, and in one case, the detached tail is seen to do the same. This is slightly odd as reverting back as soon as the moon explodes combined with the transformation triggered by seeing the moon seems to imply that the Oozaru would change back as soon as they glanced away from the moon, but whatever. The only exception is the movie ''Anime/TheTreeOfMight'' which apparently changes the rules around a bit for the convenience of the villain. Cutting the tail off still works in a flash, though.



** Averted in the Alabasta arc. Even after having beaten [[BigBad Crocodile]] and his [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Baroque Works]], the civil war in Alubarna rages on until Vivi manages to get them to stop, Crocodile after all only [[MagnificentBastard manipulated both sides to start it]] and wasn't directly involved.



** Averted with Team Rocket's first schemes in Kanto. Said schemes involved using the Viridian Forest as breeding grounds to raise an army of powerful Pokemon to take over the region. Two years after Red beats Team Rocket, the Forest is still full of non-native, over-leveled Pokemon who are liable to attack people at random.



* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** A Titan's body quickly dissolves after their death. Their excessive amount of body heat makes dead Titan flesh ''spontaneously combust''.
** Titanic organic "armor" on the other hand does stick around even after being separated from the Titan. [[spoiler:The Walls were apparently made this way.]]



** Averted with abilities; once they're activated, they exist independent of their source, meaning destroying the source does nothing to stop the ability. However, this is played straight in multiplayer games: When a player loses the game, all of his stuff ceases to exist in-game.



* Subverted in ''[[Fanfic/TheKamikakushiSaga A Road To Somewhere]]'': The kami from ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' remain bound to their contracts despite the death of Yubaba and the destruction of the bathhouse. However, working at Chihiro's onsen allows them to fulfill the terms of said contracts.



* The ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' films have some of this.
** Creator/JoelSchumacher's ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (the only pre-Nolan ''Batman'' film made without Burton's involvement) subverts this trope, and sensibly so: Mr. Freeze turns people into semi-permanent human icebergs with his cold gun, so even after he is gone the victims must be thawed out within a matter of minutes, or they will die. Even when Freeze is defeated and captured at the movie's climax, tension remains as Batman, Robin, and Batgirl still have to use Wayne Enterprises' new satellite system to reflect sunlight from the other side of the world (it's currently nighttime in North America) to thaw out Gotham City before thousands of people die.
** And in ''Film/BatmanForever'', the immediate precursor to ''Batman and Robin'' (which Schumacher directed but Burton produced), a teenage girl is rescued from a flamboyant gang of muggers by Dick Grayson, who uses his martial arts skills to temporarily incapacitate all of them, including the leader. No sooner has the fight ended than the girl asks Dick for a kiss, romantic music swells, the girl runs off after thanking Dick for saving her, and Dick feels immensely pleased with himself ("I could really get into the superhero gig"). He has forgotten that the skull-faced gang leader, although humiliated and with hardly any fight left in him, is still conscious, and never reckons that he might have reserves hidden in the intersecting alleys to avenge his defeat. As it is, he does - and after a shrill whistle from the gang leader, [[EveryoneJoinTheParty dozens of thugs whom Dick has not yet defeated suddenly leap out at him]], easily outnumbering him and making it fortunate indeed that Batman was able to come to his rescue.
24th Jul '16 10:38:34 AM totoofze47
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series has this in spades. A usual pattern is visiting a new area, finding something wrong with the local environment, slaying the boss monster inhabiting the nearest temple, and collecting your reward from the grateful townspeople when their lake is refilled, their mountain quits erupting, their well quits sending out shadows to stalk them at night ...
** But averted in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. You kill the spider that lives in the Deku tree, but it's too late to save the tree...

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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series has this in spades. A usual pattern is visiting a new area, finding something wrong with the local environment, slaying the boss monster inhabiting the nearest temple, and collecting your reward from the grateful townspeople when their lake is refilled, their mountain quits erupting, their well quits sending out shadows to stalk them at night ...
** But averted in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. You kill the spider that lives in the Deku tree, but it's too late to save the tree... Said tree knew this all along, but tasked Link with ridding him of his curse anyway to see if Link was worthy of being the hero Hyrule needs.
22nd Jul '16 9:18:56 PM Gamermaster
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** Averted at the beginning of the season when Nanoha gets her Linker Core drained while charging [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]] and she still manages to fire the spell ''while Shamal's arm is still in her chest''.
20th Jul '16 12:09:31 AM Karxrida
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* ''FanFic/TheDragonAndTheSongstress'': The curse inflicted on Aqua goes away after the sorcerer that inflicted it is killed.
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