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16th Nov '17 9:42:47 AM Kadorhal
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-->'''How They’re Going to Die''': Ironically.
-->'''Why''': Because now ItsPersonal. Before it was just about stopping a murderous crime spree, but [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality NOW you give a shit]] because they killed your older-cop-buddy-guy.

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-->'''How They’re Going to Die''': Ironically.
-->'''Why''':
Ironically.\\
'''Why''':
Because now ItsPersonal. Before it was just about stopping a murderous crime spree, but [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality NOW you give a shit]] because they killed your older-cop-buddy-guy.



* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' episode, where one of the rebels killed by Stormtroopers says "Damn, I was two days from retirement!" as he collapses.

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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Film/ANewHope "Blue Harvest"]] episode, where one of the rebels killed by Stormtroopers says "Damn, I was two days from retirement!" as he collapses.



** Also parodied in episode "Con Heir", with an aged museum security guard who, after telling one of his loved ones he refuses to retire because he considers his job his life, right before getting beaten up by Stan. Said guard actually lives and reconsiders.

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** Also parodied in episode "Con Heir", with an aged museum security guard who, after telling one of his loved ones he refuses to retire because he considers his job his life, right before getting who gets beaten up by Stan.Stan. As it's happening he flashes back to a conversation with a loved one who urged him to retire, to which he refused because he considered his job to be his life. Said guard actually lives and reconsiders.



* Capt. Edward Smith of the UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic had announced his intention to retire after the ship had completed its maiden voyage. (So, a ship widely promoted as "[[TemptingFate unsinkable]]" and a captain on his last voyage. Honestly, they just didn't stand a chance.) A common misconception is that he was going to be retired when they arrived in New York. It would have taken effect once the ''Titanic'' had returned to England. However, there is some debate amongst historians as to whether Smith would have actually retired when the ''Titanic'' returned to England. He made some comments saying that he looked forward to commanding the ''Britannic'' when she was completed.

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* Capt. Edward Smith of the UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic had announced his intention to retire after the ship had completed its maiden voyage. (So, a A ship widely promoted as "[[TemptingFate unsinkable]]" and a captain on his last voyage. Honestly, voyage - honestly, they just didn't stand a chance.) chance. A common misconception is that he was going to be retired when they arrived in New York. It would have taken effect once the ''Titanic'' had returned to England. However, there is some debate amongst historians as to whether Smith would have actually retired when the ''Titanic'' returned to England. He made some comments saying that he looked forward to commanding the ''Britannic'' when she was completed.



* Music/MichaelJackson WAS going to retire from music after one last run of shows... [[AuthorExistenceFailure But it didn't work out.]]

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* Music/MichaelJackson WAS ''was'' going to retire from music after one last run of shows... [[AuthorExistenceFailure But it didn't work out.]]



* Making it into the history books because you were [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Gunther the last man shot before the war ended]] is kind of embarrassing.

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* Making it into the history books because you were [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Gunther the last man shot shot]] before [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the war ended]] war]] ended is kind of embarrassing.
14th Nov '17 8:31:20 AM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' has two occurrences: The first is right after your squad rolls over the "impregnable" enemy fortress and would have been a mere two missions away from finishing the game if it wasn't for a third-enemy spy organization convincing your (now-usurped) government that you're traitors.
** ''VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation'' has it up the wazoo with Shamrock. During the Liberation of Gracemeria (the endgame), he talks about how he's going to introduce you to his family, going so far as reminding you to bring flowers for his daughter. When it's revealed that his family was killed during the operation, in the final final mission, he goes all suicidal and flies right into a Death-Star trench run style alley to get important mission data. He gets hit several times and isn't ''seen'' to bail out. Subverted in that [[spoiler: he doesn't die, but is now stuck in a wheelchair.]]
* Subverted in the ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'' games. Your squadmates spend the whole game commenting that this is Sgt. Redford's last mission before he can retire. He survives, despite both often TemptingFate, [[BlackDudeDiesFirst being black]], [[MentorOccupationalHazard and being the senior figure in the group]]. It is also sort of a DoubleSubversion in that his retirement keeps getting postponed.

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** ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'' has two occurrences: The first is an occurrence right after your squad rolls over the "impregnable" enemy fortress and fortress, where they would have been a mere two missions away from finishing the game if it wasn't for a third-enemy spy organization convincing your their (now-usurped) government that you're they're traitors.
** ''VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation'' has it up the wazoo with Shamrock. During the Liberation of Gracemeria (the endgame), he talks about how he's going to introduce you to his family, going so far as reminding you to bring flowers for his daughter. When it's revealed that his family was killed during the operation, in the final final mission, he goes all suicidal and flies right into a Death-Star Death Star trench run style run-style alley to get important mission data. He gets hit several times and isn't ''seen'' to bail out. Subverted in that [[spoiler: he doesn't die, but is now stuck in a wheelchair.]]
* Subverted in the ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'' games. Your squadmates spend the whole game commenting that this is Sgt. Redford's last mission before he can retire. He survives, despite both often TemptingFate, [[BlackDudeDiesFirst being black]], [[MentorOccupationalHazard and being the senior figure in the group]]. It is also sort of a DoubleSubversion in that his retirement keeps getting postponed. postponed because he's not dying - particularly amusing considering that service in the eponymous "Bad Company" is ''supposed'' to count faster towards your discharge.
12th Nov '17 8:44:09 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Inverted. [[spoiler:Nanaka]] got killed a few days after making plans to end a year-long sabbatical on her job.
29th Oct '17 11:02:38 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Played with in ''Webcomic/TheStrongestSuit''. Seven of Hearts is killed on what would have been the last patrol into the Dark Lands… by his fellow soldier Five who doesn't want the patrols to end for as-yet-unknown reasons.
29th Oct '17 5:52:54 AM ClatoLawa
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* In the season final of ''Series/CopsLAC'', Graeme is killed while responding to an armed robbery while on the verge of retirement. In his case, a somewhat KarmicDeath, due to his involvement in a hit and run at the start of the series, which he'd stated that he had no intention of turning himself in for.
21st Oct '17 3:25:16 PM Tallens
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* ''Film/OnlyTheBrave'': As they're heading to Yarnell, Eric tells Jesse this will be his last fire season. Then he's one of those caught in the fire [[spoiler:that claims nineteen of his crew in the biggest loss of firefighters since 9-11]].
13th Oct '17 3:58:23 PM Premonition45
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* On October 2, 2017, only a week after he finished his 40th Anniversary tour with The Heartbreakers, Music/TomPetty died suddenly from cardiac arrest. In interviews, he'd said this tour would probably be "the last big one".

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* On October 2, 2017, only a week after he finished his 40th Anniversary tour with The Heartbreakers, Music/TomPetty died suddenly from cardiac arrest. In his final interviews, he'd said this tour would probably be "the last big one".
12th Oct '17 1:43:56 PM Premonition45
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* On October 2, 2017, only a week after he finished his 40th Anniversary tour with The Heartbreakers, Music/TomPetty died suddenly from cardiac arrest. In interviews, he'd said this tour would probably be "the last big one".
4th Oct '17 7:03:26 PM thelivingtoad
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* Creator/RogerEbert got hit with this. [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2013/04/a_leave_of_presense.html His final blog post has him]] announcing his retirement from the Chicago Sun-Times and the many film plans he has in store. He had also changed his mind about denying himself cancer treatment. Two days later, he died.

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* Creator/RogerEbert got hit with this. [[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2013/04/a_leave_of_presense.html His final blog post has him]] announcing his retirement from the Chicago Sun-Times ''Chicago Sun-Times'' and the many film plans he has had in store.store for his soon-to-launch personal website. He had also changed his mind about denying himself cancer treatment. Two days later, he died.
30th Sep '17 4:53:56 PM nombretomado
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* Early in the 1992 democratic primaries, the late Paul Tsongas was in the lead. If he won the primaries (and won the general election -- which BillClinton did), his term for president would be from January 20th, 1993 to January 20th, 1997. But when did he historically die? January 18th, 1997.

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* Early in the 1992 democratic primaries, the late Paul Tsongas was in the lead. If he won the primaries (and won the general election -- which BillClinton UsefulNotes/BillClinton did), his term for president would be from January 20th, 1993 to January 20th, 1997. But when did he historically die? January 18th, 1997.
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