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6th Jul '16 8:00:40 PM Karxrida
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* FireEmblemAwakening has [[spoiler: the kids who took up their parents's missions ''come from the future'' to fight with them in an attempt to make said Bad Future better.]]

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* FireEmblemAwakening VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening has [[spoiler: the kids who took up their parents's missions ''come from the future'' to fight with them in an attempt to make said Bad Future better.]]
5th Jul '16 5:38:46 PM ultimomant
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': In the Volume Three finale, "End of the Beginning", Professor Ozpin is missing/presumed dead. Qrow Branwen takes over as the BigGood and carries Ozpin's cane.
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* In the [[TransformersTheMovie animated Transformers movie]], Optimus Prime gives the Matrix of Leadership to Ultra Magnus but Hot Rod ends up with it by the end. [[MemeticMutation Magnus just couldn't deal with that now.]]
* ''ReBoot''

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\n* In the [[TransformersTheMovie animated Transformers movie]], ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', Optimus Prime gives the Matrix of Leadership to Ultra Magnus but Hot Rod ends up with it by the end. [[MemeticMutation Magnus just couldn't deal with that now.]]
* ''ReBoot''''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''
4th Jul '16 9:32:06 AM Morgenthaler
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Most often used at the beginning of a show, to explain exactly [[CallToAdventure how some callow youth loser got the job of defeating]] the BigBad. In this case it was a head fake that had you thinking the ObiWan was actually TheHero. (Which makes the first guy a DecoyProtagonist.) Occasionally done with the original Hero as [[DueToTheDead a ghost or shade, unable to rest until someone completes his aborted quest]].

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Most often used at the beginning of a show, to explain exactly [[CallToAdventure how some callow youth loser got the job of defeating]] the BigBad. In this case it was a head fake that had you thinking the ObiWan TheMentor was actually TheHero. (Which makes the first guy a DecoyProtagonist.) Occasionally done with the original Hero as [[DueToTheDead a ghost or shade, unable to rest until someone completes his aborted quest]].



* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Gaiden'' its revealed that Fighter Roar tried to use a kamikaze attack on Dark Brain and is now without a body. He then merges with Kouta so that Kouta can become the new Fighter Roar with the first Roar being his ObiWan.

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Gaiden'' its revealed that Fighter Roar tried to use a kamikaze attack on Dark Brain and is now without a body. He then merges with Kouta so that Kouta can become the new Fighter Roar with the first Roar being his ObiWan.mentor.



** ''VideoGame/MegaManX'': If the player fails to acquire the X Buster upgrade, [[TheObiWan Zero]] will relinquish his own for you to use after his HeroicSacrifice.

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** ''VideoGame/MegaManX'': If the player fails to acquire the X Buster upgrade, [[TheObiWan Zero]] Zero will relinquish his own for you to use after his HeroicSacrifice.
4th Jul '16 1:59:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'': Near the end, TheObiWan Torin gives his CoolSword the Feather Edge to Souji, the team's swordsman; Souji [[LampshadeHanging says it feels like an ill omen]]. [[spoiler:He's absolutely right, since Torin had a ThanatosGambit in place that would help them defeat the villains once and for all.]]

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* ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'': Near the end, TheObiWan Torin gives his CoolSword the Feather Edge to Souji, the team's swordsman; Souji [[LampshadeHanging says it feels like an ill omen]]. [[spoiler:He's absolutely right, since Torin had a ThanatosGambit in place that would help them defeat the villains once and for all.]]
26th Jun '16 8:19:54 PM nombretomado
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* TheDresdenFiles:

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* TheDresdenFiles: ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':



** In ''Skin Game'', [[spoiler:Butters takes up Fidelacchius after Karin is injured. WordOfGod is that Butters will be a Knight until he dies.]]

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** In ''Skin Game'', ''Literature/SkinGame'', [[spoiler:Butters takes up Fidelacchius after Karin is injured. WordOfGod is that Butters will be a Knight until he dies.]]
29th May '16 8:34:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': has a subversion. At the end of chapter 4, [[spoiler: Guybrush died and it looked like Elaine would be the hero of the final episode (she even gets a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in chapter 4's end cinematic, as if confirming this idea). A month later, chapter 5 came out and the focus was still on Guybrush.]]

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* ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': has a subversion. At the end of chapter 4, [[spoiler: Guybrush died and it looked like Elaine would be the hero of the final episode (she even gets a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in chapter 4's end cinematic, as if confirming this idea). A month later, chapter 5 came out and the focus was still on Guybrush.]]
23rd May '16 10:55:46 PM Galacton
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TheHero has been progressing in his quest against the BigBad. Then [[TheHeroDies he dies]]. Wait! What?! That's not supposed to happen! (Unless, in this story, AnyoneCanDie.)

Well, now what? Do we have a DownerEnding, and TheBadGuyWins? No, no, we need a replacement Hero. Time to present TheLancer Ascendant: someone who will take up TheHero's sword (and other weapons) and go on to defeat the villain. This can be literal, invoking ItWasAGift, or metaphorical. When it's not only literal but the MacGuffin, see the subtrope ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin.

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TheHero has been progressing in his quest against the BigBad. Then [[TheHeroDies he dies]]. Wait! What?! That's [[AnyoneCanDie not supposed to happen! (Unless, in this story, AnyoneCanDie.)

happen!]]

Well, now what? Do we have a DownerEnding, and TheBadGuyWins? DownerEnding? No, no, we need a replacement Hero. Time to present TheLancer Ascendant: someone who will take up TheHero's sword (and other weapons) and go on to defeat the villain. This can be literal, invoking ItWasAGift, or metaphorical. When it's not only literal but the MacGuffin, see the subtrope ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin.
21st May '16 3:34:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is repeatedly {{Lampshaded}} in TheQuran, citing the possibility of Muhammad dying in battle, and what the rest of the Muslims must do in case that should actually happen. History says otherwise.

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* This is repeatedly {{Lampshaded}} in TheQuran, Literature/TheQuran, citing the possibility of Muhammad dying in battle, and what the rest of the Muslims must do in case that should actually happen. History says otherwise.



* ''WorldOfDarkness'': This is the big reason why the Vampires don't go out of their way to kill Hunters. Kill one, and you'd just get one or more to take their place.

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* ''WorldOfDarkness'': ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'': This is the big reason why the Vampires don't go out of their way to kill Hunters. Kill one, and you'd just get one or more to take their place.
15th May '16 7:58:29 AM DonaldthePotholer
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Most often used at the beginning of a show, to explain exactly [[CallToAdventure how some callow youth loser got the job of defeating]] the BigBad. In this case it was a head fake that had you thinking the ObiWan was actually TheHero. Occasionally done with the original Hero as [[DueToTheDead a ghost or shade, unable to rest until someone completes his aborted quest]].

When it happens [[ChangingOfTheGuard later in the season (or in later seasons)]] it can be a real shocker. May feature in DyingToBeReplaced.

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Most often used at the beginning of a show, to explain exactly [[CallToAdventure how some callow youth loser got the job of defeating]] the BigBad. In this case it was a head fake that had you thinking the ObiWan was actually TheHero. (Which makes the first guy a DecoyProtagonist.) Occasionally done with the original Hero as [[DueToTheDead a ghost or shade, unable to rest until someone completes his aborted quest]].

When it happens [[ChangingOfTheGuard later in the season (or in later seasons)]] seasons) it can be a real shocker. May feature in DyingToBeReplaced.



Related to HerHeartWillGoOn, DeterminedWidow, TakingUpTheMantle and BequeathedPower. In its darker forms, leads to FeudingFamilies, or may be a genesis to, or simply another stage in, the CycleOfRevenge. GoodCounterpart to the DragonAscendant.

If the hero remains alive but no longer is an active hero, for any reason, this is PassingTheTorch. Also see DecoyProtagonist and TheChooserOfTheOne.

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Subtrope of ChangingOfTheGuard. (Specifically, if the position is vacant by death.) GoodCounterpart to the DragonAscendant. Related to HerHeartWillGoOn, DeterminedWidow, TakingUpTheMantle and BequeathedPower. In its darker forms, leads to FeudingFamilies, or may be a genesis to, or simply another stage in, the CycleOfRevenge. GoodCounterpart to the DragonAscendant.

If the hero remains
See also, TheChooserOfTheOne. PassingTheTorch is when TheHero decides their succession... and [[RetiredBadass is still alive but no longer is an active hero, for any reason, this is PassingTheTorch. Also see DecoyProtagonist and TheChooserOfTheOne.
a while afterwards]].
4th May '16 12:56:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the fifth arc of ''{{VisualNovel/Umineko No Naku Koro Ni}}'', [[spoiler:Beatrice is killed by Erika Furudo.]] As a result, Battler [[spoiler:becomes the Endless Sorcerer.]] It's an unusual example, considering that he's taking up the role of [[spoiler:the woman who has acted as an antagonist until now.]]

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* In the fifth arc of ''{{VisualNovel/Umineko No Naku Koro Ni}}'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:Beatrice is killed by Erika Furudo.]] As a result, Battler [[spoiler:becomes the Endless Sorcerer.]] It's an unusual example, considering that he's taking up the role of [[spoiler:the woman who has acted as an antagonist until now.]]
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