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22nd May '17 6:51:08 AM cdrood
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** Something of an odd case due to ComicBookTime in the James Rhodes debuted as a character in 1979 and was portrayed as a Vietnam vet at the time and has been an Avenger on and off for over 30 years (bacame Iron Man in 1983) without having aged a day.
18th May '17 5:36:17 PM Linda58
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* In the ''Series/{[Arrow}}'' episode "11:59", Laurel considers giving up being a vigilante to become the DA, and decides to go on "one last mission" to stop Damian Darhk from escaping prison. She's stabbed by Darhk in the riot, and and dies in the hospital shortly after. Played with, in that while she's in the hospital she decides she ''can't'' give up being the Black Canary as it "makes her feel alive inside".

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* In the ''Series/{[Arrow}}'' ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' episode "11:59", Laurel considers giving up being a vigilante to become the DA, and decides to go on "one last mission" to stop Damian Darhk from escaping prison. She's stabbed by Darhk in the riot, and and dies in the hospital shortly after. Played with, in that while she's in the hospital she decides she ''can't'' give up being the Black Canary as it "makes her feel alive inside".
18th May '17 5:35:58 PM Linda58
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* In the ''Series/{[Arrow}}'' episode "11:59", Laurel considers giving up being a vigilante to become the DA, and decides to go on "one last mission" to stop Damian Darhk from escaping prison. She's stabbed by Darhk in the riot, and and dies in the hospital shortly after. Played with, in that while she's in the hospital she decides she ''can't'' give up being the Black Canary as it "makes her feel alive inside".
2nd May '17 11:36:49 PM beergood
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* In Siegfried Lenz's ''The Lightship'', the titular ship (essentially an off-shore lighthouse, permanently anchored to a reef) gets captured by armed pirates during its last watch before being decommissioned. The captain's determination to avoid this trope for all his men then becomes the driving plot.
22nd Apr '17 4:35:49 AM erforce
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* In ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' miniseries ''Born'', Stevie is down to "thirty-nine days and a wake-up" before he can leave Vietnam behind for good. You can guess what happens to him by the story's end.

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* In ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' miniseries ''Born'', ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn Born]]'', Stevie is down to "thirty-nine days and a wake-up" before he can leave Vietnam behind for good. You can guess what happens to him by the story's end.
8th Apr '17 9:35:55 AM mathjazz
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** The first mention of the "Unsinkable Titanic" was after the ship sank. It is an example of a tragedy happening and then people trying to frame it as the result of hubris. Kind of a retconned irony, or "retirony" if you will.
26th Mar '17 3:10:09 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/32578 this article]] at TheOnion.

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* Parodied in [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/32578 this article]] at TheOnion.''Website/TheOnion''.
28th Feb '17 10:45:35 AM dmcreif
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* Parodied in ''Film/LastActionHero''; a cop mortally wounded in an explosion (which leaves the MadeOfIron ActionHero untouched) gasps out with his last breath that he was "two days before retirement". The GenreSavvy main character (the boy, that is) sees this coming from a mile away, and calls it as the smoke fades.

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* Parodied in ''Film/LastActionHero''; a cop mortally wounded in an explosion (which leaves the MadeOfIron ActionHero [[MadeOfIron Jack]] [[ActionHero Slater]] untouched) gasps out with his last breath that he was "two days before to retirement". The GenreSavvy main character (the boy, that is) Musical stinger. [[GenreSavvy Danny]] sees this coming from a mile away, and calls it as the smoke fades.



* In ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', Detective Oscar Clemmons mentions that he's two years away from retirement with full pension. He's killed by Will Simpson near the end of season 1.

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* In ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', Detective Oscar Clemmons mentions that he's two years away from mandatory retirement with full pension. He's killed by Will Simpson near the end of season 1.
21st Jan '17 9:19:30 AM CloudCuckooClock
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* [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] in ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', as the [[BigBadEnsemble Chroma Conclave]] attacks Emon during [[BigGood Sovereign Uriel]]'s retirement speech.
20th Jan '17 11:08:33 AM OlfinBedwere
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* The pilot episode of ''Series/{{Lewis}}'' has a non-lethal variation on this trope, as the Detective Inspector who Hathaway is originally assigned to ends up being fired after getting caught drink-driving on the job, a few weeks before he was due to retire anyway. As a result, Lewis gets to take over his position.

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* The pilot episode of ''Series/{{Lewis}}'' has a non-lethal variation on this trope, as the Detective Inspector who Hathaway is originally assigned to ends up being fired after getting caught drink-driving on the job, a few weeks before he was due to retire anyway. As a result, Lewis Lewis, who was originally earmarked for a training position at the local police academy, gets to take over his position.
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