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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.
20th Jan '17 7:51:54 AM DocJamore
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* Sephiroth in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' essentially was considering abandoning Shinra and SOLDIER after their mission in Nibelheim depending on the results of the mission, namely because of growing distrust of the organization. He abandons it, all right, and wipes out Nibelheim as well.

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* Sephiroth in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' essentially was considering abandoning Shinra and SOLDIER after their mission in Nibelheim depending on the results of the mission, namely because of growing distrust of the organization. He abandons it, all right, [[FaceHeelTurn and wipes out Nibelheim as well.well]].
18th Jan '17 5:22:01 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.
15th Jan '17 4:35:08 AM LondonKdS
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** Mercilessly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in "The Impossible Planet". ("'No turning back'? That's almost as bad as '[[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong nothing can possibly go wrong]]', or 'It's gonna be the best [[SoaplandChristmas Christmas]] [[Series/EastEnders Walford's]] ever had!'")

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** Mercilessly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in "The Impossible Planet". ("'No turning back'? That's almost as bad as '[[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong nothing can possibly go wrong]]', or 'It's gonna be the best [[SoaplandChristmas [[TwistedChristmas Christmas]] [[Series/EastEnders Walford's]] ever had!'")
30th Dec '16 10:45:20 PM merotoker
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* The finale of the "Springdale Five-YO" sketches in ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' [[LampshadedTrope lampshades]] this to hell and back. Komasan announce that he's turning in his badge after their next case, and Whisper proceeds to go on a tangent about how every time a character on a cop show says that, it always ends badly for them. [[spoiler: In the end, as always, Komasan remains unharmed and [[ButtMonkey Whisper]] is the one who gets [[AmusingInjuries "killed"]] instead.]]

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* The finale of the "Springdale Five-YO" sketches in ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' [[LampshadedTrope lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this to hell and back. Komasan announce that he's turning in his badge after their next case, and Whisper proceeds to go on a tangent about how every time a character on a cop show says that, it always ends badly for them. [[spoiler: In the end, as always, Komasan remains unharmed and [[ButtMonkey Whisper]] is the one who gets [[AmusingInjuries "killed"]] instead.]]



* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Comicbook/SpiderIsland'':

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* {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Comicbook/SpiderIsland'':



* {{Lampshaded}} and PlayedForLaughs in Scott Snyder's ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}''. Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock are discussing whether or not Jim has what it takes to be the new Batman, but after seeing that one of the other candidates is [[TemptingFate a young cop whose wife just gave birth to a baby]], Bullock immediately concludes that it has to be Jim.

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* {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and PlayedForLaughs in Scott Snyder's ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}''. Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock are discussing whether or not Jim has what it takes to be the new Batman, but after seeing that one of the other candidates is [[TemptingFate a young cop whose wife just gave birth to a baby]], Bullock immediately concludes that it has to be Jim.



* In the movie ''Film/SinCity'', John Hartigan is framed for the abduction of the girl he actually saved on the last day before his (forced) retirement, for which he spends eight years in prison. And ''then'' he dies. [[spoiler:But not before saving the girl ''again'' and taking the Yellow Bastard with him]].

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* In the movie ''Film/SinCity'', John Hartigan is framed for the abduction of the girl he actually saved on the last day before his (forced) retirement, for which he spends eight years in prison. And ''then'' he dies. [[spoiler:But not before saving the girl ''again'' and taking the Yellow Bastard with him]].him.]]



** Not that it matters; [[spoiler:he still can't go home to his wife and child, because they are living a very happy life with the original Sam, who has been on Earth the entire time.]]

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** Not that it matters; [[spoiler:he still can't go home to his wife and child, because they are living a very happy life with the original Sam, who has been on Earth the entire time.]]time]].



* The 2013 Creator/{{CBC}} movie ''[[Film/{{Jack 2013}} Jack]],'' about [[CanadaEh Canadian]] [[CanadianPolitics politician]] Jack Layton, emphasizes this aspect of Jack's political career. He never got to spend much time as opposition leader, nor officially declare his political career finished before stepping down from his position as opposition leader, before dying.

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* The 2013 Creator/{{CBC}} movie ''[[Film/{{Jack 2013}} Jack]],'' ''Film/{{Jack|2013}},'' about [[CanadaEh Canadian]] [[CanadianPolitics [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics politician]] Jack Layton, emphasizes this aspect of Jack's political career. He never got to spend much time as opposition leader, nor officially declare his political career finished before stepping down from his position as opposition leader, before dying.



* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', 36th Dolan dies the same night he retires from service. The very improbablity of that makes Kaulder suspect that something isn't right about it, and indeed, his death turns out to be less than natural. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he's not really dead, but cursed.]]

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* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', 36th Dolan dies the same night he retires from service. The very improbablity improbability of that makes Kaulder suspect that something isn't right about it, and indeed, his death turns out to be less than natural. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he's not really dead, but cursed.]]



* In ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'', one of the randomly generated EnemyChatter lines is "one more adventurer and i can retire"[[note]]Lower-casing is intentional -- all the "taunts" are like that[[/note]]. Unfortunately for it (or, perhaps, fortunately -- this IS a {{roguelike}}), that adventurer would be you.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ''[[MultipleChoicePast claims]]'' that this happened to his father when he was young in a taped interview you can find in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', but Doctor Young comments that [[GenreSavvy she's seen that movie]], and tells him to move on.

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* In ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'', one of the randomly generated EnemyChatter lines is "one more adventurer and i I can retire"[[note]]Lower-casing is intentional -- all the "taunts" are like that[[/note]]. Unfortunately for it (or, perhaps, fortunately -- this IS a {{roguelike}}), that adventurer would be you.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker ''[[MultipleChoicePast claims]]'' that this happened to his father when he was young in a taped interview you can find in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', but Doctor Young comments that [[GenreSavvy she's seen that movie]], and tells him to move on.



* In CanadianPolitics, Jack Layton had been campaigning as federal NDP leader for the job of Prime Minister several elections in a row, and almost each time was dismissed in popular opinion as the candidate who didn't have a chance. In the 2011 election, he managed to make it at least to official opposition leader status... [[note]](the job of Prime Minister goes to the leader of the party with the highest number of seats, while the that of official opposition leader goes to the leader of the party with the 2nd-highest number of seats)[[/note]] but died just a couple months afterwards (he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer months before the election, though).

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* In CanadianPolitics, UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics, Jack Layton had been campaigning as federal NDP leader for the job of Prime Minister several elections in a row, and almost each time was dismissed in popular opinion as the candidate who didn't have a chance. In the 2011 election, he managed to make it at least to official opposition leader status... [[note]](the job of Prime Minister goes to the leader of the party with the highest number of seats, while the that of official opposition leader goes to the leader of the party with the 2nd-highest number of seats)[[/note]] but died just a couple months afterwards (he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer months before the election, though).
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