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20th Jan '17 7:57:34 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Pretty much every wrestler with a Manga/TigerMask [[TheGimmick gimmick]] or some derivative of it was approved of by Wrestling/SatoruSayama, except the [[ArchEnemy Black Tigers]], of course.
* Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara to Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki, whom he deemed his top students in professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Suzuki also has strong allusions to Karl Gotch. Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki would go on to pass it to Yuki Kondo, which sadly ended up not going too far in retrospect.

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* Pretty much every wrestler with a Manga/TigerMask [[TheGimmick gimmick]] or some derivative [[FollowTheLeader derivative]] of it was approved of by Wrestling/SatoruSayama, except the [[ArchEnemy Black Tigers]], of course.
* Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara to Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki, whom he deemed his top students in professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Suzuki also has strong allusions to Karl Gotch.Wrestling/KarlGotch. Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki would go on to pass it to Yuki Kondo, which sadly ended up not going too far in retrospect.



* Bull Nakano passed the torch to Yuzuki Aikawa and Hikaru Shida by putting the comparative newcomers in the main event of her own retirement show.
* Wrestling/JerryLynn wanted to pass the torch to Mike Bennett in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, but after Maria Kanellis interfered in their match he decided to just praise the promotion's young talent in general.

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* Bull Nakano Wrestling/BullNakano passed the torch to Yuzuki Aikawa and Hikaru Shida by putting the comparative newcomers in the main event of her own retirement show.
* Wrestling/JerryLynn wanted to pass the torch to Mike Bennett in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, but after Maria Kanellis Wrestling/MariaKanellis interfered in their match he decided to just praise the promotion's young talent in general.
16th Jan '17 7:09:29 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* In the ''Series/SesameStreet'' episode, ''So Long, Mr. Hooper'', As Big Bird whines and complains about the death of Mr. Hooper that who would take over Hooper's Store. And David replies "Big Bird, I am going to take care of the store. Mr. Hooper left it to me. I will make you your birdseed milkshakes, and we will tell you stories and see you are okay."
16th Jan '17 7:02:01 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* In the Wonkavator scene of ''[[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Charlie And the Chocolate Factory]] Wonka decides to give the entire Wonka chocolate factory to Charlie. And make Charlie the owner (Wonka would never work at the factory forever, Because he does not want to try.)
8th Jan '17 11:39:03 AM BlueGuy
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' could be the best manga example of this trope, having featured no less than five starring heroes. Sometimes the previous one retires himself, but it's more frequent that they just give up the lead and turn into the Lancer, or so. Kujo Jotaro has done this twice [[spoiler:before dying. Poor cool boy.]]
** Each main character taking on the nickname [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo]] (based on their [[AlliterativeName alliterative names]]) is symbolic of this.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' could be the best manga example of this trope, having featured no less than five six starring heroes. Sometimes the previous one retires himself, but it's more frequent that they just give up the lead and turn into the Lancer, or so. Kujo Jotaro has done this twice [[spoiler:before dying. Poor cool boy.]]
** Each
a side character. (Each main character taking on the nickname [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo]] [=JoJo=] (based on their [[AlliterativeName alliterative names]]) is symbolic of this.the changeover.) This is most apparent with Joseph Joestar, who is the protagonist of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency]]'', becomes a part of the group of heroes in ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'', and is fully DemotedToExtra in ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Diamond is Unbreakable]]''. [[spoiler:This ends after ''Stone Ocean'' and the CosmicRetcon; the next two [=JoJos=] have barely any relation to each other.]]
6th Jan '17 3:22:08 PM TudorRose
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* In ''The Final Reckoning'', the last novel in Robin Jarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, the Starwife chooses Audrey to be her successor [[spoiler:and tricks her into performing a ritual that irrevocably ties her to the position, whether she likes it or not. She doesn't at first, but gradually accepts it as the powers of the Starwife begin to manifest themselves within her.]]
3rd Dec '16 2:28:46 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' displays an interesting take on this trope. Ichigo is the [[TheHero main character]] set up from the start to take out [[BigBad Aizen]]. Simple enough, except it turns out that some characters have a very different view of how the story should be, or is, unfolding. It's only at the end of [[spoiler: [[TheDragon Gin]]'s life]] that we ever see the situation with [[spoiler: Aizen]] from [[HeWhoFightsMonsters his point-of-view]] and it turns out [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation his interpretation]] of the story was a little different to everyone else's. He believed he was the only one who was capable or even [[ItsPersonal allowed]] [[spoiler: to defeat Aizen and spent over a century [[BestServedCold plotting it]]]]. When he realised just how successfully [[spoiler: [[ManipulativeBastard Aizen]] had broken Ichigo's self-belief and resolve]], he was even more convinced only he could [[spoiler: defeat Aizen]]. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, his revenge was part of [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred Aizen's plan]] so he fails.]] As Aizen leaves him for dead, he spots [[spoiler: the newly arrived and powered-up Ichigo. Upon seeing the strength in Ichigo's eyes, he realises that he is finally free to pass the torch (for defeating Aizen) onto Ichigo and dies. Gin was never the hero of 'Bleach', or even a good guy, but apparently inside his own head he was, and Ichigo was his successor.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' displays an interesting take on this trope. Ichigo is the [[TheHero main character]] set up from the start to take out [[BigBad Aizen]]. Simple enough, except it turns out that some characters have a very different view of how the story should be, or is, unfolding. It's only at the end of [[spoiler: [[TheDragon Gin]]'s life]] that we ever see the situation with [[spoiler: Aizen]] from [[HeWhoFightsMonsters his point-of-view]] and it turns out [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation his interpretation]] of the story was a little different to everyone else's. He believed he was the only one who was capable or even [[ItsPersonal allowed]] [[spoiler: to defeat Aizen and spent over a century [[BestServedCold plotting it]]]]. When he realised just how successfully [[spoiler: [[ManipulativeBastard Aizen]] had broken Ichigo's self-belief and resolve]], he was even more convinced only he could [[spoiler: defeat Aizen]]. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, his revenge was part of [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred Aizen's plan]] so he fails.]] As Aizen leaves him for dead, he spots [[spoiler: the newly arrived and powered-up Ichigo. Upon seeing the strength in Ichigo's eyes, he realises that he is finally free to pass the torch (for defeating Aizen) onto Ichigo and dies. Gin was never the hero of 'Bleach', ''Bleach'', or even a good guy, but apparently inside his own head he was, and Ichigo was his successor.]]
28th Nov '16 3:42:25 AM Yukianesa
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** The [[VideoGame/KingsQuest2015 2015 reboot of King's Quest]] ends like this too, except [[spoiler:Graham's death from old age is final this time - no magic fruit, no last-minute save, and it's his grand-daughter Gwen who is taking up his cap.]]
27th Nov '16 3:56:22 PM DustSnitch
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* At the end of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', [[spoiler: Batman retires by faking his death, but leaves instructions for Officer [[MythologyGag Robin]] John Blake to find the Batcave, making him the new Batman.]]

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* At the end of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', [[spoiler: Batman [[spoiler:Batman retires by faking his death, but leaves instructions for Officer [[MythologyGag Robin]] John Blake to find the Batcave, making him the new Batman.]]



* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfbloodPrince'', BIG time, with Dumbledore explaining to Harry about Voldemort's [[SoulJar Horcruxes]], and including him in the mission to find and destroy them. After [[spoiler: Dumbledore's death]], Harry and his friends take up the task. Later, in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', Harry clues in Neville to take his place as [[spoiler: he goes off to die.]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfbloodPrince'', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', BIG time, with Dumbledore explaining to Harry about Voldemort's [[SoulJar Horcruxes]], and including him in the mission to find and destroy them. After [[spoiler: Dumbledore's death]], Harry and his friends take up the task. Later, in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', Harry clues in Neville to take his place as [[spoiler: he goes off to die.]]
27th Nov '16 12:12:47 PM LentilSandEater
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* Several examples in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games. In the [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII second game]], Giovanni Auditore da Firenze is arrested on trumped up charges of treason (naturally, the Templars are behind this). When his son Ezio visits him in jail, Giovanni tells Ezio about a secret room behind the fireplace and the chest there. In the chest, Ezio finds his father's assassin robes and weapons. Unfortunately, he lacks the necessary training to [[DownerBeginning save his father and brothers from execution]]. In the third game, Achilles Davenport is an old man living out the rest of his days in his homestead having failed to keep the Templars out of the New World. Along comes a half-Mohawk boy seeking to save his people and avenge his mother's death. Slightly subverted in that it takes many years of training before Achilles deems Connor ready to put on the robes of the first New World Assassin, which were passed down to Achilles himself. Oh, and that moment is when Connor finds Achilles's body in his house, having finally succumbed to old age. At the end of ''Assassin's Creed: Revelations'', Ezio strips off his Assassin gear and uses an Apple to communicate with his descendant Desmond, effectively passing him the torch.

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* Several examples in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games. In the [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII second game]], Giovanni Auditore da Firenze is arrested on trumped up charges of treason (naturally, the Templars are behind this). When his son Ezio visits him in jail, Giovanni tells Ezio about a secret room behind the fireplace and the chest there. In the chest, Ezio finds his father's assassin robes and weapons. Unfortunately, he lacks the necessary training to [[DownerBeginning save his father and brothers from execution]]. In the third game, Achilles Davenport is an old man living out the rest of his days in his homestead having failed to keep the Templars out of the New World. Along comes a half-Mohawk boy seeking to save his people and avenge his mother's death. Slightly subverted Downplayed in that it takes many years of training before Achilles deems Connor ready to put on the robes of the first New World Assassin, which were passed down to Achilles himself. Oh, and that moment is when Connor finds Achilles's body in his house, having finally succumbed to old age. At the end of ''Assassin's Creed: Revelations'', Ezio strips off his Assassin gear and uses an Apple to communicate with his descendant Desmond, effectively passing him the torch.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry [=McGinnis=] takes up the mantle of Batman some years after aging had forced Bruce Wayne to retire.
** Slightly subverted in that Bruce isn't completely gone from the scene, acting the role of MissionControl. When Barbara Gordon (former Batgirl, now commissioner) returns to the Batcave to warn Batman, she isn't sure which of them she should be speaking to.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Terry [=McGinnis=] takes up the mantle of Batman some years after aging had forced Bruce Wayne to retire.
** Slightly subverted
retire. It's downplayed in that Bruce isn't completely gone from the scene, acting the role of MissionControl. When Barbara Gordon (former Batgirl, now commissioner) returns to the Batcave to warn Batman, she isn't sure which of them she should be speaking to.
7th Nov '16 12:10:49 PM ChronoLegion
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* Several examples in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games. In the [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII second game]], Giovanni Auditore da Firenze is arrested on trumped up charges of treason (naturally, the Templars are behind this). When his son Ezio visits him in jail, Giovanni tells Ezio about a secret room behind the fireplace and the chest there. In the chest, Ezio finds his father's assassin robes and weapons. Unfortunately, he lacks the necessary training to [[DownerBeginning save his father and brothers from execution]]. In the third game, Achilles Davenport is an old man living out the rest of his days in his homestead having failed to keep the Templars out of the New World. Along comes a half-Mohawk boy seeking to save his people and avenge his mother's death. Slightly subverted in that it takes many years of training before Achilles deems Connor ready to put on the robes of the first New World Assassin, which were passed down to Achilles himself. Oh, and that moment is when Connor finds Achilles's body in his house, having finally succumbed to old age.

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* Several examples in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games. In the [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII second game]], Giovanni Auditore da Firenze is arrested on trumped up charges of treason (naturally, the Templars are behind this). When his son Ezio visits him in jail, Giovanni tells Ezio about a secret room behind the fireplace and the chest there. In the chest, Ezio finds his father's assassin robes and weapons. Unfortunately, he lacks the necessary training to [[DownerBeginning save his father and brothers from execution]]. In the third game, Achilles Davenport is an old man living out the rest of his days in his homestead having failed to keep the Templars out of the New World. Along comes a half-Mohawk boy seeking to save his people and avenge his mother's death. Slightly subverted in that it takes many years of training before Achilles deems Connor ready to put on the robes of the first New World Assassin, which were passed down to Achilles himself. Oh, and that moment is when Connor finds Achilles's body in his house, having finally succumbed to old age. At the end of ''Assassin's Creed: Revelations'', Ezio strips off his Assassin gear and uses an Apple to communicate with his descendant Desmond, effectively passing him the torch.
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