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19th May '16 11:03:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Brooke Davis of ''OneTreeHill'' has become a millionaire leader in the fashion world by four years after graduating high school. She runs her ultra successful clothing line, magazine and tv channel at the ripe old age of twenty two.

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* Brooke Davis of ''OneTreeHill'' ''Series/OneTreeHill'' has become a millionaire leader in the fashion world by four years after graduating high school. She runs her ultra successful clothing line, magazine and tv channel at the ripe old age of twenty two.
25th Jan '16 2:21:07 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Reggie flashed ahead about ten years and was a publishing mogul living on top of a skyscraper- at about 22.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', Reggie flashed ahead about ten years and was a publishing mogul living on top of a skyscraper- at skyscraper--at about 22.



* The ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' DistantFinale (with {{Flashback}}s) revealed that Number 4 -- BookDumb during the present, his stupidity a constant RunningGag -- graduated from ''Harvard'' with honors and became a doctor. And {{The Ditz}}y {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Number 3 ([[spoiler:whom he married]]) took over the Rainbow Monkey corporation and became a successful businesswoman.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' DistantFinale (with {{Flashback}}s) revealed that Number 4 -- BookDumb 4--BookDumb during the present, his stupidity a constant RunningGag -- graduated from ''Harvard'' with honors and became a doctor. And {{The Ditz}}y {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Number 3 ([[spoiler:whom he married]]) took over the Rainbow Monkey corporation and became RunningGag--becomes a successful businesswoman.doctor who had graduated ''with honors'' from '''Harvard University''' while Numbuh 3 [[spoiler:(who Numbuh 4 marries)]] becomes a successful businesswoman, [[AscendedFanboy even becoming the head of the Rainbow Monkey-corporation]].



* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' don't actually meet their counterparts when they go twenty years into the future, because Phineas is in Sweden "for the awards ceremony"[[note]]The Nobel Prizes-- among others -- are awarded in Stockholm[[/note]] while Ferb is at Camp David[[note]]The President's country retreat. (Note that Ferb is a naturalized Briton, so part of the Constitution might have changed.)[[/note]] Given what the pair can accomplish in an afternoon, [[JustifiedTrope this is hardly surprising.]]

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* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' don't actually meet their counterparts when they go twenty years into the future, because Phineas is in Sweden "for the awards ceremony"[[note]]The Nobel Prizes-- among others -- are Prizes--among others--are awarded in Stockholm[[/note]] while Ferb is at Camp David[[note]]The President's country retreat. (Note that Ferb is a naturalized Briton, so part of the Constitution might have changed.)[[/note]] Given what the pair can accomplish in an afternoon, [[JustifiedTrope this is hardly surprising.]]



** Ferb could be a presidential adviser rather than the president himself.
** Oddly enough, averted for both the title characters in "Act Your Age," which takes place ten years after the events of the show proper; they're just ordinary kids with college plans, although, as might be expected, they have a ''lot'' of acceptance letters to choose from. (The original plan for the episode played this trope completely straight with Ferb by depicting him on the verge of Zuckerberg-esque success with an Internet company and therefore about to jump straight into business without a degree, but the subplot was axed due to time constraints.) More successful are Candace, [[spoiler: a highly promising young lawyer who has managed to blow everyone away with her dissertation on "modern investigative techniques for establishing proof of guilt with or without physical evidence" despite its apparent baselessness]], and Baljeet, who while his peers are heading off to college is [[spoiler:already a college professor]].

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** It's possible that Ferb didn't actually become the president--assuming that he does actually work for the US-government, he could be a presidential adviser rather than the president himself.
advisor or something.
** Oddly enough, averted for both the title characters in "Act Your Age," which takes place ten years after the events of the show proper; they're just ordinary kids with college plans, although, as might be expected, they have a ''lot'' of acceptance letters to choose from. (The original plan for the episode played this trope completely straight with Ferb by depicting him on the verge of Zuckerberg-esque success with an Internet company and therefore about to jump straight into business without a degree, but the subplot was axed due to time constraints.) More successful are Candace, [[spoiler: a highly promising young lawyer who has managed to blow everyone away with her dissertation on "modern investigative techniques for establishing proof of guilt with or without physical evidence" despite its apparent baselessness]], and Baljeet, who who, while his peers are heading off to college college, is [[spoiler:already a college professor]].
28th May '15 2:42:59 PM LancelotG
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** Oddly enough, averted for both the title characters in the flash-forward episode "Act Your Age", which takes place ten years after the events of the show proper; they're just ordinary kids with college plans, although, as might be expected, they have a ''lot'' of acceptance letters to choose from. (The original plan for the episode played this trope completely straight with Ferb by depicting him on the verge of Zuckerberg-esque success with an Internet company and therefore about to jump straight into business without a degree, but the subplot was axed due to time constraints.) More successful are Candace, [[spoiler: a highly promising young lawyer who has managed to blow everyone away with her dissertation on "modern investigative techniques for establishing proof of guilt with or without physical evidence" despite its apparent baselessness]], and Baljeet, who while his peers are heading off to college is [[spoiler:already a college professor]].

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** Oddly enough, averted for both the title characters in the flash-forward episode "Act Your Age", Age," which takes place ten years after the events of the show proper; they're just ordinary kids with college plans, although, as might be expected, they have a ''lot'' of acceptance letters to choose from. (The original plan for the episode played this trope completely straight with Ferb by depicting him on the verge of Zuckerberg-esque success with an Internet company and therefore about to jump straight into business without a degree, but the subplot was axed due to time constraints.) More successful are Candace, [[spoiler: a highly promising young lawyer who has managed to blow everyone away with her dissertation on "modern investigative techniques for establishing proof of guilt with or without physical evidence" despite its apparent baselessness]], and Baljeet, who while his peers are heading off to college is [[spoiler:already a college professor]].
28th May '15 2:42:29 PM LancelotG
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** Oddly enough, averted for both Phineas and Ferb in the flash-forward episode "Act Your Age", which takes place ten years after the events of the show proper; they're just ordinary kids with college plans, although, as might be expected, they have a ''lot'' of acceptance letters to choose from. (The original plan for the episode played this trope completely straight with Ferb by depicting him on the verge of Zuckerburg-esque success with an Internet company and therefore about to jump straight into business without a degree, but the subplot was axed due to time constraints.) More successful are Candace, [[spoiler: a highly promising young lawyer who has managed to blow everyone away with her dissertation on "modern investigative techniques for establishing proof of guilt with or without physical evidence" despite its apparent baselessness]], and Baljeet, who while his peers are heading off to college is [[spoiler:already a college professor]].

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** Oddly enough, averted for both Phineas and Ferb the title characters in the flash-forward episode "Act Your Age", which takes place ten years after the events of the show proper; they're just ordinary kids with college plans, although, as might be expected, they have a ''lot'' of acceptance letters to choose from. (The original plan for the episode played this trope completely straight with Ferb by depicting him on the verge of Zuckerburg-esque Zuckerberg-esque success with an Internet company and therefore about to jump straight into business without a degree, but the subplot was axed due to time constraints.) More successful are Candace, [[spoiler: a highly promising young lawyer who has managed to blow everyone away with her dissertation on "modern investigative techniques for establishing proof of guilt with or without physical evidence" despite its apparent baselessness]], and Baljeet, who while his peers are heading off to college is [[spoiler:already a college professor]].
28th May '15 2:40:17 PM LancelotG
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** Oddly enough, averted for both Phineas and Ferb in the flash-forward episode "Act Your Age", which takes place ten years after the events of the show proper; they're just ordinary kids with college plans, although, as might be expected, they have a ''lot'' of acceptance letters to choose from. (The original plan for the episode played this trope completely straight with Ferb by depicting him on the verge of Zuckerburg-esque success with an Internet company and therefore about to jump straight into business without a degree, but the subplot was axed due to time constraints.) More successful are Candace, [[spoiler: a highly promising young lawyer who has managed to blow everyone away with her dissertation on "modern investigative techniques for establishing proof of guilt with or without physical evidence" despite its apparent baselessness]], and Baljeet, who while his peers are heading off to college is [[spoiler:already a college professor]].
30th Apr '15 12:58:34 PM nombretomado
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* Done twice with the {{player character}} in ''GrimFandango''. First, Manny arrives in the port town of Rubacava and takes a job sweeping up in a nightclub, which he owns a year later. Then he leaves and begins washing decks on a ship. After another year, he's the ship's captain. We have no idea how he managed to accomplish both, apart from a missable line near the beginning of the game:

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* Done twice with the {{player character}} in ''GrimFandango''.''VideoGame/GrimFandango''. First, Manny arrives in the port town of Rubacava and takes a job sweeping up in a nightclub, which he owns a year later. Then he leaves and begins washing decks on a ship. After another year, he's the ship's captain. We have no idea how he managed to accomplish both, apart from a missable line near the beginning of the game:
18th Apr '15 11:36:36 AM MisterKerr
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* The kids' [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' are often [[FlashForward Flash Forwards]] to their adult lives, and they're almost always a professional at whatever their current hobby is (Arthur is a virtuosic piano player, Muffy is a successful fashion designer, etc.). In addition, pretty much every kid in the main cast has had at least one FlashForward to being the President of the United States, to the point where it could probably be part of a DrinkingGame.
13th Apr '15 10:34:56 AM nombretomado
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* The GrandFinale of ''DesperateHousewives'' gives this type of ending to each of the main characters (except Susan, whose fate is left unstated): Lynette becomes CEO of a multimillion-dollar company in New York and buys an apartment overlooking Central Park, Bree moves to Kentucky and is elected to the state legislature, and Gabrielle starts her own fashion website and TV show, moves to California with Carlos, and buys a mansion.

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* The GrandFinale of ''DesperateHousewives'' ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' gives this type of ending to each of the main characters (except Susan, whose fate is left unstated): Lynette becomes CEO of a multimillion-dollar company in New York and buys an apartment overlooking Central Park, Bree moves to Kentucky and is elected to the state legislature, and Gabrielle starts her own fashion website and TV show, moves to California with Carlos, and buys a mansion.
24th Dec '14 1:40:30 PM TheUnsquished
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* Nathan Petrelli of ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' will make it from newly elected Congressman to President in less than five years. Even given the example of the [[BarackObama current holder of the office]] that rapid a rise seems a little bit of a stretch, no matter how many (pot) pies Linderman has his fingers in. But perhaps not so much of a stretch as:

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* Nathan Petrelli of ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' will make it from newly elected Congressman to President in less than five years. Even given the example of the [[BarackObama [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama current holder of the office]] that rapid a rise seems a little bit of a stretch, no matter how many (pot) pies Linderman has his fingers in. But perhaps not so much of a stretch as:
14th Dec '14 3:35:28 PM DVB
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** Before either of those, he was once a very successful Reaper (before the game's conspiracy set in). Throughout the game, Manny has proven himself to be quite the GuileHero. He just took what he learned and applied it well.
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