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26th Jul '17 12:32:25 AM Gelugladius
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* The heroine of ''Literature/TheDragonslayingMaiden'', [[GiantWoman Dana,]] is [[ActionGirl a member]] of a [[HiredGuns mercenary]] [[SuperTeam band]] [[Myth/NorseMythology in the Scandinavia of myth and legend.]] However, [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn her teammates accept an]] [[TheCorrupter evil queen's]] offer of employment in her legions of trolls and Dana is the only holdout. In response, [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten the queen commands them to attack her as a test of loyalty.]] [[InTheBack They do.]] [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat She survives]] by the skin of her teeth, but the experience is so traumatic that she finds a remote location in the woods, curls up, [[HeroicBSOD and wishes for death for a few months]] while her old friends and their new master start to TakeOverTheWorld. While trying to sleep, she overhears cries for help and, both out of altruism and a desire for the noise to go away, intervenes. It turns out that the one calling for help is Desire, one of [[TopGod Odinís]] [[NonHumanSidekick two ravens,]] who'd been snared by [[TheFairFolk dark elves.]] Odin decides to repay the favor by restoring Dana's strength with enchanted food and drink, and then telling her of a village nearby being oppressed by a dragon, knowing that [[ConscienceMakesYouGoBack she can't ignore her conscience and let the innocent die.]] It works: she goes back into action, slays the dragon, and integrates into the thankful community. This gives her a new purpose in life, and sets into motion events that will see her eventually confront her old comrades and defeat the evil queen's machinations.]]

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* The heroine of ''Literature/TheDragonslayingMaiden'', [[GiantWoman Dana,]] is [[ActionGirl a member]] of a [[HiredGuns mercenary]] [[SuperTeam band]] [[Myth/NorseMythology in the Scandinavia of myth and legend.]] However, [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn [[FaceHeelTurn her teammates accept an]] [[TheCorrupter evil queen's]] offer of employment in her legions of trolls and Dana is the only holdout. In response, [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten the queen commands them to attack her as a test of loyalty.]] [[InTheBack They do.]] [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat She survives]] by the skin of her teeth, but the experience is so traumatic that she finds a remote location in the woods, curls up, [[HeroicBSOD and wishes for death for a few months]] while her old friends and their new master start to TakeOverTheWorld. While [[spoiler:While trying to sleep, she overhears cries for help and, both out of altruism and a desire for the noise to go away, intervenes. It turns out that the one calling for help is Desire, one of [[TopGod Odinís]] [[NonHumanSidekick two ravens,]] who'd been snared by [[TheFairFolk dark elves.]] Odin decides to repay the favor by restoring Dana's strength with enchanted food and drink, and then telling her of a village nearby being oppressed by a dragon, knowing that [[ConscienceMakesYouGoBack she can't ignore her conscience and let the innocent die.]] It works: she goes back into action, slays the dragon, and integrates into the thankful community. This gives her a new purpose in life, and sets into motion events that will see her eventually confront her old comrades and defeat the evil queen's machinations.]]
26th Jul '17 12:29:23 AM Gelugladius
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* The heroine of ''Literature/TheDragonslayingMaiden'', [[GiantWoman Dana,]] is [[ActionGirl a member]] of a [[HiredGuns mercenary]] [[SuperTeam band]] [[Myth/NorseMythology in the Scandinavia of myth and legend.]] However, [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn her teammates accept an]] [[TheCorrupter evil queen's]] offer of employment in her legions of trolls and Dana is the only holdout. In response, [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten the queen commands them to attack her as a test of loyalty.]] [[InTheBack They do.]] [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat She survives]] by the skin of her teeth, but the experience is so traumatic that she finds a remote location in the woods, curls up, [[HeroicBSOD and wishes for death for a few months]] while her old friends and their new master start to TakeOverTheWorld. While trying to sleep, she overhears cries for help and, both out of altruism and a desire for the noise to go away, intervenes. It turns out that the one calling for help is Desire, one of [[TopGod Odinís]] [[NonHumanSidekick two ravens,]] who'd been snared by [[TheFairFolk dark elves.]] Odin decides to repay the favor by restoring Dana's strength with enchanted food and drink, and then telling her of a village nearby being oppressed by a dragon, knowing that [[ConscienceMakesYouGoBack she can't ignore her conscience and let the innocent die.]] It works: she goes back into action, slays the dragon, and integrates into the thankful community. This gives her a new purpose in life, and sets into motion events that will see her eventually confront her old comrades and defeat the evil queen's machinations.]]
21st Jul '17 12:08:16 AM Nadim
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* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted4}}'': Nate starys out as "retired" from treasure hunting, but quickly gets back into it when he reunites with Sam.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted4}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}4'': Nate starys out as "retired" from treasure hunting, but quickly gets back into it when he reunites with Sam.
21st Jul '17 12:07:08 AM Nadim
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* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted4}}'': Nate starys out as "retired" from treasure hunting, but quickly gets back into it when he reunites with Sam.
6th Jul '17 4:39:04 AM AndyLA
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:[[LateArrivalSpoiler That lasted all of]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_2075094_jpg_4253.jpg 63 issues.]]]]-]

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]][[note]]Although it ''did'' take five years until he got back.[[/note]]]]-]
24th Jun '17 10:06:03 PM VulgarBee
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** "WesternAnimation/{{Delta State}}" The episode "First Contract: Part 1" Has Luna leaving the apartment and giving up on the mission, however she returns for her sweater and after talking to Brodie and seeing her friends in danger, she helps them and stays.



** "WesternAnimation/{{Delta State}}" The episode "First Contract: Part 1" Has Luna leaving the apartment and giving up on the mission, however she returns for her sweater and after talking to Brodie and seeing her friends in danger, she helps them and stays.

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** "WesternAnimation/{{Delta State}}" The episode "First Contract: Part 1" Has Luna leaving the apartment and giving up on the mission, however she returns for her sweater and after talking to Brodie and seeing her friends in danger, she helps them and stays.
22nd Jun '17 4:58:26 PM theone
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** "WesternAnimation/{{Delta State}}" The episode "First Contract: Part 1" Has Luna leaving the apartment and giving up on the mission, however she returns for her sweater and after talking to Brodie and seeing her friends in danger, she helps them and stays.
20th Jun '17 5:49:31 AM darkchiefy
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* WebVideo/{{OnCinema}}: Tim "left" the show after season 5 to live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming thus leaving Gregg to host the first episode of season 6 by himself. Tim returned in the following episode however when realizing Jackson Hole wasn't as great has he had thought and has resume hosting duties.
20th Jun '17 5:48:39 AM darkchiefy
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* WebVideo/{{OnCinema}}: Tim "left" the show after season 5 to live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming thus leaving Gregg to host the first episode of season 6 by himself. Tim returned in the following episode however when realizing Jackson Hole wasn't as great has he had thought and has resume hosting duties.
14th Jun '17 8:47:15 AM xcountryguy
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*** Yet the BSOD is somewhat justified, as he's been living by his ThouShaltNotKill pledge [[spoiler: for over 100 years]]. The sudden return to action is more of a jolt, honestly.

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*** Yet the BSOD is somewhat justified, as he's been living by his ThouShaltNotKill pledge [[spoiler: for [[spoiler:for over 100 years]]. The sudden return to action is more of a jolt, honestly.



* In ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'', [[spoiler: Lelouch goes into one of these after he learns that Nunnally, his sister, has been reinstated as a Britannian Princess and wants to settle the conflict in Area 11 diplomatically, just like Euphemia in the first season. At first, he wants to stop being the DarkMessiah and WellIntentionedExtremist Zero, since he started fighting for Nunnally's sake and wouldn't want to cause any problems for her now that she has a major political role as Area 11's viceroy. Eventually, he finds a way to [[TakeAThirdOption move the fight somewhere else]], making things easier for Nunnally without abandoning his team]].

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'', [[spoiler: Lelouch [[spoiler:Lelouch goes into one of these after he learns that Nunnally, his sister, has been reinstated as a Britannian Princess and wants to settle the conflict in Area 11 diplomatically, just like Euphemia in the first season. At first, he wants to stop being the DarkMessiah and WellIntentionedExtremist Zero, since he started fighting for Nunnally's sake and wouldn't want to cause any problems for her now that she has a major political role as Area 11's viceroy. Eventually, he finds a way to [[TakeAThirdOption move the fight somewhere else]], making things easier for Nunnally without abandoning his team]].



* In ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda: Link's Awakening'', after Link discovers that [[spoiler: the island and its inhabitants are part of the Wind Fish's dream]] he abandons his quest, not wanting to [[spoiler:cause a DreamApocalypse]], and instead tries to leave the island with Marin on a raft. The epiphanies come when [[spoiler: they find they can't get away, Marin tells him that she wanted to leave because of a recurring dream of hers, and "''you have to wake up from dreams''". Later he speaks to the owl who tells him that the island won't really be destroyed, but will continue to live in his memory- Link's island won't be completed until the Wind Fish's island is gone.]] This finally gets Link back on track.

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* In ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda: Link's Awakening'', after Link discovers that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the island and its inhabitants are part of the Wind Fish's dream]] he abandons his quest, not wanting to [[spoiler:cause a DreamApocalypse]], and instead tries to leave the island with Marin on a raft. The epiphanies come when [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they find they can't get away, Marin tells him that she wanted to leave because of a recurring dream of hers, and "''you have to wake up from dreams''". Later he speaks to the owl who tells him that the island won't really be destroyed, but will continue to live in his memory- Link's island won't be completed until the Wind Fish's island is gone.]] This finally gets Link back on track.



* ''Manga/PsychoBusters'' had Xiao Long quit fighting with the other psychics when the others decide to strengthen themselves so they can defeat [[BigBad The]] [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Greenhouse]] and free the other psychics trapped inside because he hated his powers and wanted to get rid of them. [[spoiler: Seeing as that because of his powers, his family fell apart and resulted in the death of his parents, it's pretty understandable.]] By the end of volume 3, he's back and ready to fight, deciding that he'll find a way to get rid of his powers ''after'' they stop The Greenhouse.

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* ''Manga/PsychoBusters'' had Xiao Long quit fighting with the other psychics when the others decide to strengthen themselves so they can defeat [[BigBad The]] [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Greenhouse]] and free the other psychics trapped inside because he hated his powers and wanted to get rid of them. [[spoiler: Seeing [[spoiler:Seeing as that because of his powers, his family fell apart and resulted in the death of his parents, it's pretty understandable.]] By the end of volume 3, he's back and ready to fight, deciding that he'll find a way to get rid of his powers ''after'' they stop The Greenhouse.



* In ''Manga/DetroitMetalCity'', Souichi Negishi tries to quit being Demon King Johannes Krauser II, only to be disgusted with his replacement and [[spoiler: come back and abuse him on stage.]]

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* In ''Manga/DetroitMetalCity'', Souichi Negishi tries to quit being Demon King Johannes Krauser II, only to be disgusted with his replacement and [[spoiler: come [[spoiler:come back and abuse him on stage.]]



* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Sheryl Nome takes one after various plot points leaves her confidence shot, [[spoiler: most notably the one that says YourDaysAreNumbered, which had a large effect on all of her actions for the rest of the series]]. She announces to Alto that she's going to quit being an IdolSinger and do something else. Alto practically chews her out on it, implying it effectively the same as saying she quits being herself, because she loves singing. The next episode (chronologically later the same day), an attack leaves her in a bomb shelter filled with people who have been rushed into these shelters constantly since the beginning of the series, and having ''just'' been celebrating their escape from it, the ''worst'' attack happens. The DespairEventHorizon looms ominously... and then [[MusicForCourage Sheryl sings]].

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* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Sheryl Nome takes one after various plot points leaves her confidence shot, [[spoiler: most [[spoiler:most notably the one that says YourDaysAreNumbered, which had a large effect on all of her actions for the rest of the series]]. She announces to Alto that she's going to quit being an IdolSinger and do something else. Alto practically chews her out on it, implying it effectively the same as saying she quits being herself, because she loves singing. The next episode (chronologically later the same day), an attack leaves her in a bomb shelter filled with people who have been rushed into these shelters constantly since the beginning of the series, and having ''just'' been celebrating their escape from it, the ''worst'' attack happens. The DespairEventHorizon looms ominously... and then [[MusicForCourage Sheryl sings]].



* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': Happens to Mimi Tachikawa after [[spoiler: the death of Whamon]]. She declares she's had enough of fighting due to the number of friends she's lost. Fortunately she recovers in the next episode and even [[TookALevelInBadass Takes A Level In Badass]] when she stares down three Garbagemon without flinching.
* Leona Ozaki spends most of episode 2 of ''[[Anime/DominionTankPolice New Dominion Tank Police]]'' officially off the police rolls. She's bent on figuring out who killed her once-partner Channon Ishihara, so she requests a leave of absence. The Chief instead makes it look like she'd been sacked. Turns out [[spoiler: they ''wanted'' her as a loose cannon so she could get a needed lead to crack the case; others of the Tank Police keep tabs on her during her search and help bail her out of trouble towards the end]].
* Parodied (like everything else) in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. After Panty [[spoiler: [[DePower loses her powers]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext after re-growing her hymen]]]], Garterbelt banishes her from the church. A TimeSkip shows that she's become a farm-hand. When the farm is beset by bandits, the dying landlady's {{Rousing|Speech}} FinalSpeech rekindles Panty's resolve. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny This entire arc doesn't even take five minutes]] [[spoiler: and was all [[GambitRoulette a setup]] by [[GuileHero Garterbelt]] to get Panty back on track]].

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': Happens to Mimi Tachikawa after [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the death of Whamon]]. She declares she's had enough of fighting due to the number of friends she's lost. Fortunately she recovers in the next episode and even [[TookALevelInBadass Takes A Level In Badass]] when she stares down three Garbagemon without flinching.
* Leona Ozaki spends most of episode 2 of ''[[Anime/DominionTankPolice New Dominion Tank Police]]'' officially off the police rolls. She's bent on figuring out who killed her once-partner Channon Ishihara, so she requests a leave of absence. The Chief instead makes it look like she'd been sacked. Turns out [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they ''wanted'' her as a loose cannon so she could get a needed lead to crack the case; others of the Tank Police keep tabs on her during her search and help bail her out of trouble towards the end]].
* Parodied (like everything else) in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. After Panty [[spoiler: [[DePower [[spoiler:[[DePower loses her powers]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext after re-growing her hymen]]]], Garterbelt banishes her from the church. A TimeSkip shows that she's become a farm-hand. When the farm is beset by bandits, the dying landlady's {{Rousing|Speech}} FinalSpeech rekindles Panty's resolve. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny This entire arc doesn't even take five minutes]] [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and was all [[GambitRoulette a setup]] by [[GuileHero Garterbelt]] to get Panty back on track]].



** Another ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'' example: Miles quits being Spider-Man after [[spoiler: his mother is accidentally killed during his battle with Comicbook/{{Venom}}]], but returns to action after a one year TimeSkip. In real life however, the series still continued without any such hiatus.

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** Another ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'' example: Miles quits being Spider-Man after [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his mother is accidentally killed during his battle with Comicbook/{{Venom}}]], but returns to action after a one year TimeSkip. In real life however, the series still continued without any such hiatus.



* Judy in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' gets hit with several MyGodWhatHaveIDone moments after her comments at the press conference [[spoiler: inflame predator/prey tension and Nick breaks his friendship with her because of it. This leads to her to quit the police force and return home until she has a EurekaMoment about the cause of predators going savage and returns to Zootopia to make things right]].

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* Judy in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' gets hit with several MyGodWhatHaveIDone moments after her comments at the press conference [[spoiler: inflame [[spoiler:inflame predator/prey tension and Nick breaks his friendship with her because of it. This leads to her to quit the police force and return home until she has a EurekaMoment about the cause of predators going savage and returns to Zootopia to make things right]].



* In ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', Rico tries to quit after he is demoted (due to getting a fellow trainee killed because of his desire to win), but just as he is walking out of the base, [[spoiler: the bugs ColonyDrop his hometown]] and he promptly forces his way back into the Infantry.

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* In ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', Rico tries to quit after he is demoted (due to getting a fellow trainee killed because of his desire to win), but just as he is walking out of the base, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the bugs ColonyDrop his hometown]] and he promptly forces his way back into the Infantry.



** [[spoiler:Kirk]] gets demoted to First Officer of the ''Enterprise'' under Pike for violating the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] at the start of the film, only to regain his command a few scenes later when [[spoiler: Pike is killed]] and [[spoiler: Marcus decides to use Kirk as an UnwittingPawn]].
** [[spoiler:Scotty]] resigns from the ''Enterprise'' near the beginning of the film thanks to [[spoiler: Kirk's]] sudden bout of obstruction regarding the special torpedoes. He shows up again halfway through the film, and is instrumental in [[spoiler: sabotaging the ''Vengeance'']].

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** [[spoiler:Kirk]] gets demoted to First Officer of the ''Enterprise'' under Pike for violating the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] at the start of the film, only to regain his command a few scenes later when [[spoiler: Pike [[spoiler:Pike is killed]] and [[spoiler: Marcus [[spoiler:Marcus decides to use Kirk as an UnwittingPawn]].
** [[spoiler:Scotty]] resigns from the ''Enterprise'' near the beginning of the film thanks to [[spoiler: Kirk's]] [[spoiler:Kirk's]] sudden bout of obstruction regarding the special torpedoes. He shows up again halfway through the film, and is instrumental in [[spoiler: sabotaging [[spoiler:sabotaging the ''Vengeance'']].



* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark]] has one due to a HeroicBSOD brought about by [[spoiler: Comicbook/LexLuthor's bombing of the Capitol Building, which Clark was present for but unable to prevent]]. Also, [[Comicbook/WonderWoman Diana]] is introduced the middle of one - having been active [[Film/WonderWoman2017 during World War I]], by the time of the movie she's abandoned her heroic identity. [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce]] reaching out in friendship (and recovering a photo of her during WWI that she'd lost) helps remind her of who she once was, and when [[spoiler: Comicbook/LexLuthor unleashes Doomsday onto Metropolis]], she becomes Wonder Woman once more to help Superman and Batman.

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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark]] has one due to a HeroicBSOD brought about by [[spoiler: Comicbook/LexLuthor's [[spoiler:Comicbook/LexLuthor's bombing of the Capitol Building, which Clark was present for but unable to prevent]]. Also, [[Comicbook/WonderWoman Diana]] is introduced the middle of one - having been active [[Film/WonderWoman2017 during World War I]], by the time of the movie she's abandoned her heroic identity. [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce]] reaching out in friendship (and recovering a photo of her during WWI that she'd lost) helps remind her of who she once was, and when [[spoiler: Comicbook/LexLuthor [[spoiler:Comicbook/LexLuthor unleashes Doomsday onto Metropolis]], she becomes Wonder Woman once more to help Superman and Batman.



** In ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', after spending an extended period of time stranded on an island with the rest of the Unseen University facility, Ponder Stibbons decides he's had enough of their InsaneTrollLogic and stubborn-old-man foolishness. He decides to stay on the island with the God of Evolution who runs the island and hopefully make the universe a more organized place. Ponder quickly rethinks this when the "big project" the God is working on turns out to be [[spoiler: the cockroach.]]

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** In ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', after spending an extended period of time stranded on an island with the rest of the Unseen University facility, Ponder Stibbons decides he's had enough of their InsaneTrollLogic and stubborn-old-man foolishness. He decides to stay on the island with the God of Evolution who runs the island and hopefully make the universe a more organized place. Ponder quickly rethinks this when the "big project" the God is working on turns out to be [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the cockroach.]]



** Castiel has done this a couple of times, too. In season seven he says that he doesn't want to fight anymore and refuses to engage in any active combat for several episodes because [[spoiler:he's distraught over how many deaths he caused at the start of the season and is insane from taking Sam's Hell-pain.]] Finally Dean is attacked in front of him and he gets involved ''[[{{Protectorate}} fast]]''. In season nine, after he [[spoiler:becomes human]], he helps Dean out on a case but doesn't want to get involved in any major action because [[spoiler: being human leaves him much more vulnerable and very unsure of himself]]. He ends up killing the MonsterOfTheWeek, and the next episode he shows up in, he's investigating a case on his own.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Father's Day," the Doctor calls Rose a "stupid ape" and leaves her behind after she [[spoiler: rescued her father, Pete Tyler, from his pre-ordained death.]] He returns a few minutes later when the consequences of her actions prove more complicated than originally expected, and [[spoiler: makes a HeroicSacrifice that inspires Pete to do the same, thus [[ResetButton repairing the timeline]]]].

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** Castiel has done this a couple of times, too. In season seven he says that he doesn't want to fight anymore and refuses to engage in any active combat for several episodes because [[spoiler:he's distraught over how many deaths he caused at the start of the season and is insane from taking Sam's Hell-pain.]] Finally Dean is attacked in front of him and he gets involved ''[[{{Protectorate}} fast]]''. In season nine, after he [[spoiler:becomes human]], he helps Dean out on a case but doesn't want to get involved in any major action because [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being human leaves him much more vulnerable and very unsure of himself]]. He ends up killing the MonsterOfTheWeek, and the next episode he shows up in, he's investigating a case on his own.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Father's Day," the Doctor calls Rose a "stupid ape" and leaves her behind after she [[spoiler: rescued [[spoiler:rescued her father, Pete Tyler, from his pre-ordained death.]] He returns a few minutes later when the consequences of her actions prove more complicated than originally expected, and [[spoiler: makes [[spoiler:makes a HeroicSacrifice that inspires Pete to do the same, thus [[ResetButton repairing the timeline]]]].



* Early in the third season of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Aaron Hotchner and Emily Prentiss both retire for about ten minutes. Luckily, Garcia gets Hotch's transfer request and Prentiss's resignation stuck in the system long enough for them to get drawn back into the BAU's most recent case. [[spoiler: Gideon's retirement in the same episode is more permanent, however.]]

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* Early in the third season of ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Aaron Hotchner and Emily Prentiss both retire for about ten minutes. Luckily, Garcia gets Hotch's transfer request and Prentiss's resignation stuck in the system long enough for them to get drawn back into the BAU's most recent case. [[spoiler: Gideon's [[spoiler:Gideon's retirement in the same episode is more permanent, however.]]



* [[spoiler: Myka]] from ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' leaves at the end of Season 2 [[spoiler: only to rejoin the Warehouse in the Season 3 premiere.]]

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* [[spoiler: Myka]] [[spoiler:Myka]] from ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' leaves at the end of Season 2 [[spoiler: only [[spoiler:only to rejoin the Warehouse in the Season 3 premiere.]]



* Peter on ''{{Series/Fringe}}'' quits the team after [[spoiler: finding out that he is really from the other universe. After a quick trip "over there"]] he is back to solving Fringe cases.

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* Peter on ''{{Series/Fringe}}'' quits the team after [[spoiler: finding [[spoiler:finding out that he is really from the other universe. After a quick trip "over there"]] he is back to solving Fringe cases.



* ''VideoGame/WingCommander IV: The Price of Freedom'' starts off with Blair tending a farm after the Kilrathi War, mostly due to [[spoiler: his Belgian girlfriend getting killed]]. He's back flying for the Confederation by the end of the opening cutscene.

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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander IV: The Price of Freedom'' starts off with Blair tending a farm after the Kilrathi War, mostly due to [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his Belgian girlfriend getting killed]]. He's back flying for the Confederation by the end of the opening cutscene.



** Miles Edgeworth disappears after the first game, leaving behind only a note saying "Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth chooses death". [[spoiler: He returns in the second game's final case with newfound resolve, just in time to walk Phoenix through his own DarkestHour. Phoenix is torn between joy at seeing him alive and fury that his old friend would make him believe he was dead.]]

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** Miles Edgeworth disappears after the first game, leaving behind only a note saying "Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth chooses death". [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He returns in the second game's final case with newfound resolve, just in time to walk Phoenix through his own DarkestHour. Phoenix is torn between joy at seeing him alive and fury that his old friend would make him believe he was dead.]]



** [[spoiler: Running away will also lead the storyline to one of the Stars of Destiny, Ridley Wizen, being killed off-screen and later being replaced by his son. However, if you refuse to run away, Ridley will live.]]

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** [[spoiler: Running [[spoiler:Running away will also lead the storyline to one of the Stars of Destiny, Ridley Wizen, being killed off-screen and later being replaced by his son. However, if you refuse to run away, Ridley will live.]]



* Ezio is in one of these between the ending of ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Assassin's Creed II]]'' and the beginning of the first act of ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]''. [[spoiler: Having your villa destroyed and your beloved uncle killed is plentiful motivation to put your Assassin robes back on, though.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', Drachma leaves the party and comes back... [[spoiler: many times.]]

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* Ezio is in one of these between the ending of ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Assassin's Creed II]]'' and the beginning of the first act of ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]''. [[spoiler: Having [[spoiler:Having your villa destroyed and your beloved uncle killed is plentiful motivation to put your Assassin robes back on, though.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', Drachma leaves the party and comes back... [[spoiler: many [[spoiler:many times.]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' episode "Razor's Edge" has a similar plot to the ''He-Man'' episode cited above. Razor thinks he's injured two elderly civilians, feels guilty, and quits the SWAT Kats, but [[spoiler: the whole incident was a BatmanGambit that Dark Kat devised to demoralize Razor and trick him into giving up crimefighting.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' episode "Razor's Edge" has a similar plot to the ''He-Man'' episode cited above. Razor thinks he's injured two elderly civilians, feels guilty, and quits the SWAT Kats, but [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the whole incident was a BatmanGambit that Dark Kat devised to demoralize Razor and trick him into giving up crimefighting.]]
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