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14th Apr '16 12:22:21 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Both subverted and parodied in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', when [[AdamWesting Timothy North]] reveals that he was once "The Fearless Ferret" and convinces Ron Stoppable to take up the Ferret mantle (fun fact; [[HeyItsThatVoice Will Friedle played both Ron and Terry [=McGinnis=]]]). Turns out that North was just an actor in a series who became deluded when his show was canceled.

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* Both subverted and parodied in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', when [[AdamWesting Timothy North]] reveals that he was once "The Fearless Ferret" and convinces Ron Stoppable to take up the Ferret mantle (fun fact; [[HeyItsThatVoice Will Friedle played both Ron and Terry [=McGinnis=]]]).[=McGinnis=]). Turns out that North was just an actor in a series who became deluded when his show was canceled.
28th Mar '16 8:18:13 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''Film/NoobLeConseilDesTroisFactions'', [[spoiler:Amaras]] gives up his guild's command to someone else near the end. While he admits to have wanted to retire from his leadership position for while, events more or less force him to transfer command to someone who wasn't excatly his first choice.
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16th Mar '16 5:35:06 PM kawaiineko333
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* In the March 14, 2016 episode of Monday Night RAW, Wrestling/MickFoley comes to Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and not only tells him to take him a tour of all the pain he's been through over the years, but gives him a little something extra. That extra is the barb wire bat!
24th Jan '16 5:59:34 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Superjail}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ExtendedStay'' ends with this. Now that the Warden and the Mistress have [[TakeOverTheWorld successfully conquered the world]], they leave their twins Matilda and Ethan, who have [[ComingOfAge come of age]] at twenty years old, with the responsibility of running Ultraprison and Superjail respectively. Meanwhile, the [[HappilyMarried long-time married]] duo move into the White House with their other son Edward.

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* The ''{{Superjail}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ExtendedStay'' ends with this. Now that the Warden and the Mistress have [[TakeOverTheWorld successfully conquered the world]], they leave their twins Matilda and Ethan, who have [[ComingOfAge come of age]] at twenty years old, with the responsibility of running Ultraprison and Superjail respectively. Meanwhile, the [[HappilyMarried long-time married]] duo move into the White House with their other son Edward.
17th Jan '16 7:22:01 AM Ramona122003
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* Son Goku passes the torch to his son Gohan in the Cell-arc of Manga/DragonBall Z. However, due to fan demand, Goku was brought back into the spotlight. Also, earlier in Manga/DragonBall, Master Roshi (Or rather, [[PaperThinDisguise Jackie Chun]]) passed the torch onto the younger generation, including Goku and Tenshinhan.
** He also states the intention of doing it to Uub in the very end of the manga. The anime-only sequel mostly ignored it.

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* Son Goku passes the torch to his son Gohan in the Cell-arc of Manga/DragonBall Z. However, due to fan demand, Goku was brought back into the spotlight. Also, earlier in Manga/DragonBall, ''Manga/DragonBall''
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Master Roshi (Or rather, [[PaperThinDisguise Jackie Chun]]) passed passes the torch onto the younger generation, including Goku, Yamcha, Krillin, and Tenshinhan. He officially retires at the start of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, saying that he was no longer their master. They still wear his colors in honor of him.
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Goku and Tenshinhan.
** He also states
tries to pass the intention of doing it torch to Uub his son Gohan in the very end of Cell-arc. Gohan, however, has no love for fighting and constantly slacks off, wanting to live a peaceful life. Goku tries again with his second son Goten and his rival's son Trunks. They lose the manga. passion for fighting when they reached their teen years. So, he trains his granddaughter Pan and the reborn Kid Buu, Uub, to be his successors. The anime-only sequel sequel, ''GT'', mostly ignored it.this.
17th Jan '16 3:55:54 AM Doug86
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* Donna Troy, the first WonderGirl, gave her costume to Cassie Sandsmark, who at the time was fighting crime in a Wonder Woman T-shirt and denims. However, Cassie was so overwhelmed she never wore it in case it got damaged.

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* Donna Troy, the first WonderGirl, ComicBook/WonderGirl, gave her costume to Cassie Sandsmark, who at the time was fighting crime in a Wonder Woman T-shirt and denims. However, Cassie was so overwhelmed she never wore it in case it got damaged.
13th Dec '15 3:21:43 PM Vios
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* At the end of the first book of the ''Literature/ErebusSequence'', the protagonist declares that he'll be leaving. He puts his friends in charge and says that he may return if people give them too much trouble. The second book, therefore, [[ChangingOfTheGuard shifts its focus]] to one of those friends, with the first protagonist remaining off-stage until the very end.
4th Dec '15 10:46:01 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* At the Masters Of The Ring Entertainment ''Lasting Legacy: A Tribute to Women In Wrestling'' expo dedicated to WWF, Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{GLOW}} veterans, Just Cause Pro Wrestling held a tournament between more active title contenders and Wrestling/{{Ivory}}, representing the former generation, handed presented a trophy to eventually winner, Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA World Women's Champion Santana Garrett.[[/folder]]

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* Happened symbolically during the opening ceremony for the 2012 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. Seven British Olympians nominated seven young up-and-coming athletes to light the Olympic Flame in their stead, literally passing the torch to them in the process.

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* At the Masters Of The Ring Entertainment ''Lasting Legacy: A Tribute to Women In Wrestling'' expo dedicated to WWF, Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{GLOW}} veterans, Just Cause Pro Wrestling held a tournament between more active title contenders and Wrestling/{{Ivory}}, representing the former generation, handed presented a trophy to eventually winner, Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA World Women's Champion Santana Garrett.[[/folder]]

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* Happened symbolically during the opening ceremony for the 2012 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. Seven British Olympians nominated seven young up-and-coming athletes to light the Olympic Flame in their stead, literally passing the torch to them in the process.



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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', Turaga are created when Toa do this. This serves a number of simultaneous purposes: a new generation of Toa can appear, the wisdom and guidance of the prior generation of Toa is preserved and passed down, and it also allows the Toa to use a GameBreaker like [[spoiler:giving up their powers so as to save all of the known Matoran from Makuta's sleep spell]].

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', Turaga are created when Toa do this. This serves a number of simultaneous purposes: a new generation of Toa can appear, the wisdom ''Series/TheWubbulousWorldOfDrSeuss'' episode, "[[ChristmasEpisode Mrs. Zabarelli's Holiday Baton]]", after directing the [[YouMeanXmas Jingle Day]] pageant for 49 years, Mrs. Zabarelli retires and guidance of gives the prior generation of Toa is preserved job and passed down, her baton to her prize student, Annie [=DeLoo=]. The episode ends in the future, with an elderly Annie passing the job and it also allows the Toa baton to use a GameBreaker like [[spoiler:giving up their powers so as to save all of the known Matoran from Makuta's sleep spell]].her prize student, Arianna.


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* Happened symbolically during the opening ceremony for the 2012 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. Seven British Olympians nominated seven young up-and-coming athletes to light the Olympic Flame in their stead, literally passing the torch to them in the process.
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', Turaga are created when Toa do this. This serves a number of simultaneous purposes: a new generation of Toa can appear, the wisdom and guidance of the prior generation of Toa is preserved and passed down, and it also allows the Toa to use a GameBreaker like [[spoiler:giving up their powers so as to save all of the known Matoran from Makuta's sleep spell]].
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11th Oct '15 3:53:21 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Subverted in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Nagus". Grand Nagus Zek ''wanted'' to retire and name a successor, but after his son Krax failed the SecretTestOfCharacter he had put before him, Zek decided to postpone it for a while. Played straight in the later episode "The Dogs of War" where he named Quark's younger brother Rom his successor.
8th Oct '15 6:20:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', ComicBook/{{Hourman}}'s son took up the mantle after his father's death. When time-travel allows the father to be saved, the son offers to hand back the role; the father refuses it, because he wishes to retire and make his wife happy.

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* In ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', ComicBook/{{Hourman}}'s son took up the mantle after his father's death. When time-travel allows the father to be saved, the son offers to hand back the role; the father refuses it, because he wishes to retire and make his wife happy.
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