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13th Jul '16 10:56:33 AM Market43Fan
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* UsefulNotes/RichardNixon attempted this in 1962 when the former Vice-President (who had just lost the race for Governor of UsefulNotes/{{California}} to incumbent Governor Pat Brown two years after narrowly losing the Presidency to UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy) announced that "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon%27s_last_press_conference you don't have Nixon to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference]]." Nixon didn't stay retired long; briefly floating his name as a compromise candidate for the Republican nomination for President in the [[TroubledProduction/Other highly contentious]] 1964 campaign before running for (and winning) the Presidency in 1968 to complete his political comeback.

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* UsefulNotes/RichardNixon attempted this in 1962 when the former Vice-President (who had just lost the race for Governor of UsefulNotes/{{California}} to incumbent Governor Pat Brown two years after narrowly losing the Presidency to UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy) announced that "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon%27s_last_press_conference you don't have Nixon to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference]]." Nixon didn't stay retired long; briefly floating his name as a compromise candidate for the Republican nomination for President in the [[TroubledProduction/Other [[TroubledProduction/{{Other}} highly contentious]] 1964 campaign before running for (and winning) the Presidency in 1968 to complete his political comeback.
13th Jul '16 10:56:01 AM Market43Fan
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* UsefulNotes/RichardNixon attempted this in 1962 when the former Vice-President (who had just lost the race for Governor of UsefulNotes/{{California}} to incumbent Governor Pat Brown two years after narrowly losing the Presidency to UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy) announced that "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon%27s_last_press_conference you don't have Nixon to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference]]." Nixon didn't stay retired long; briefly floating his name as a compromise candidate for the Republican nomination for President in the [[TroubledProduction/Other highly contentious]] 1964 campaign before running for (and winning) the Presidency in 1968 to complete his political comeback.
28th Jun '16 2:37:58 PM Dravencour
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** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': From all possible times, TheHero did this during the GrandFinale. Tetsuya had grown so jealous of Kouji, falsely believing everyone were going to replace him with Kouji and forget about him (for all his bluster, he ''has'' issues). Telling his attitude bit him in the butt is a gross understatement.

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** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': From all possible times, TheHero did this during the GrandFinale. Tetsuya had grown so jealous of Kouji, falsely believing everyone were going to replace him with Kouji and forget about him (for all his bluster, he ''has'' issues). Telling Saying that his attitude bit came back to bite him in was quite the butt is a gross understatement.
27th Jun '16 6:01:05 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': After being mind-raped by an EldritchAbomination, Asuka quit super-heroing because she had convinced herself that she was an unworthy, stupid child playing hero. [[spoiler:However she became ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' again to save Rei from an alien monster]].
20th Jun '16 12:01:41 PM N8han11
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* In reality, this trope has been beaten to death in the wrestling business. Wrestling/TerryFunk, for example, has retired [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale many]] times. It's gotten to the point where nobody believes any wrestler is truly retired -- as of July 2010, we're all waiting to see if Wrestling/ShawnMichaels' most recent retirement sticks or if he comes back.
** It's entirely possible that Shawn meant it: when he won a Slammy Award in December 2010, he accepted it via satellite from an undisclosed location because, as he explained, "if WWE ever finds out where I am, they're going to try to get me back here to wrestle again."
*** When he showed up to announce his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame, the crowd chanted, "One More Match!" Shawn responded by feigning grimacing and shaking his head no like a kid being told to eat his veggies. Since he actually wanted to retire back in 2009 at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XXV'', chances are his retirement will stick for at least a little while.
*** In an interview in WWE Magazine Wrestling/TripleH says that Michaels has no intention of getting back into the ring. Make of that what you will.
*** On top of that, any time it is brought up to him on Twitter or other means of social media, he usually won't address it or he'll talk around it rather than discuss it. Since he hasn't wrestled in three years, perhaps he means it. It helps that Shawn is currently pushing fifty, seeing as a wrestler is considered old once they hit ''forty''.

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* In reality, this trope has been beaten to death in the wrestling business. Wrestling/TerryFunk, for example, has retired [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale many]] times. It's gotten to the point where nobody believes any wrestler is truly retired -- as of July 2010, we're all waiting to see if Wrestling/ShawnMichaels' most recent retirement sticks or if he comes back.
** It's entirely possible that Shawn meant it: when he won a Slammy Award in December 2010, he accepted it via satellite from an undisclosed location because, as he explained, "if WWE ever finds out where I am, they're going to try to get me back here to wrestle again."
*** When he showed up to announce his induction to the WWE Hall of Fame, the crowd chanted, "One More Match!" Shawn responded by feigning grimacing and shaking his head no like a kid being told to eat his veggies. Since he actually wanted to retire back in 2009 at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XXV'', chances are his retirement will stick for at least a little while.
*** In an interview in WWE Magazine Wrestling/TripleH says that Michaels has no intention of getting back into the ring. Make of that what you will.
*** On top of that, any time it is brought up to him on Twitter or other means of social media, he usually won't address it or he'll talk around it rather than discuss it. Since he hasn't wrestled in three years, perhaps he means it. It helps that Shawn is currently pushing fifty, seeing as a wrestler is considered old once they hit ''forty''.
retired.
13th Jun '16 5:39:08 AM Pichu-kun
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* Both ComicBook/{{Son|icTheComic}}[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog ics]] of the comics have quit the Freedom Fighters of said comic and rejoined an issue later. Comicbook/SonicTheComic Sonic quit because of [[spoiler:Johnny's death]].

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* Both ComicBook/{{Son|icTheComic}}[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog ics]] of the comics have quit the Freedom Fighters of said comic and rejoined an issue later. Comicbook/SonicTheComic ''Comicbook/SonicTheComic'' Sonic quit because of [[spoiler:Johnny's death]].



** The same writer who scripted "Razor's Edge" reused the idea on ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' (in the episode "Modo Hangs It Up") a couple of years later. Talk about a RecycledScript...

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** * The same writer who scripted "Razor's Edge" reused the idea on ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' (in the episode "Modo Hangs It Up") a couple of years later. Talk about a RecycledScript...



* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' once briefly hung up the cape in the episode "Duck Blind" where he was blinded by Megavolt. He still did everything in his power to try and catch him, but his actions backfired twice, first nearly killing himself and then nearly doing so to his friends and family. It was this second one that got to him so badly he attempted to quit. By the end of the episode when they all get in trouble again, he finally gets back into action and defeats Megavolt--- notably ''before'' he recovers his sight.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'':
** Darkwing Duck
once briefly hung up the cape in the episode "Duck Blind" where he was blinded by Megavolt. He still did everything in his power to try and catch him, but his actions backfired twice, first nearly killing himself and then nearly doing so to his friends and family. It was this second one that got to him so badly he attempted to quit. By the end of the episode when they all get in trouble again, he finally gets back into action and defeats Megavolt--- notably ''before'' he recovers his sight.



* Averted by Nightwing in the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. When Aqualad tells him this is no time to quit, he assures him that he isn't quitting the Team, but that he needs a break after [[spoiler:the death of Wally, one of the team's founders and his best friend]].

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* Averted Subverted by Nightwing in the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. When Aqualad tells him this is no time to quit, he assures him that he isn't quitting the Team, but that he needs a break after [[spoiler:the death of Wally, one of the team's founders and his best friend]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':
** In "The Bands Break Up" both Kimber and Stormer feel disrespected by their respective bands, storm out to drown their sorrows (in [[FrothyMugsOfMilk milkshakes]]), and meet each other at a club. After they bond, they quit their bands and form a duo together. Apparently they eventually moved in together and spent several months on their own. They developed one hit album together before returning to their original bands.
** "Roxy Rumbles" has Roxy winning the lottery and running off from The Misfits. Within the span of a few days she's back with the group due to her contract and because she lost most of her money.
11th Jun '16 11:59:30 AM Monolaf317
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* In ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' Ririka goes into a HeroicBSO and temporarily quits being a MagicalGirl after [[spoiler:her crush Kanou's]] death.

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* In ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' Ririka goes into a HeroicBSO HeroicBSOD and temporarily quits being a MagicalGirl after [[spoiler:her crush Kanou's]] death.
29th May '16 10:36:01 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Edward Elric is fairly broken up about what happened to Nina, but doesn't resign.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Edward Elric is fairly broken up about what happened to Nina, but doesn't resign.




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* In ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' Ririka goes into a HeroicBSO and temporarily quits being a MagicalGirl after [[spoiler:her crush Kanou's]] death.
18th May '16 3:25:22 PM nombretomado
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* Alan F. Horn was the head of Warner Bros. Entertainment from 1999-2011, and he was most famous for overseeing mega projects like the ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' series, the ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter]]'' films, and ''[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga The Dark Knight]]'' trilogy. He was forced out of the company in 2011 by the Time Warner bosses and announced that he was "done" with Hollywood... but then a year later was named the head of the Walt Disney Studios, where he's overseeing mega projects like the MarvelCinematicUniverse, the ''Franchise/StarWars'' sequel trilogy, and the revived Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon.

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* Alan F. Horn was the head of Warner Bros. Entertainment from 1999-2011, and he was most famous for overseeing mega projects like the ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' series, the ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter]]'' films, and ''[[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga The Dark Knight]]'' trilogy. He was forced out of the company in 2011 by the Time Warner bosses and announced that he was "done" with Hollywood... but then a year later was named the head of the Walt Disney Studios, where he's overseeing mega projects like the MarvelCinematicUniverse, Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, the ''Franchise/StarWars'' sequel trilogy, and the revived Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon.
23rd Apr '16 2:27:52 PM molokai198
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* In ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'', the eponymous protagonist tries to escape the whole conflict by [[spoiler:trapping himself with Saint Dane on Ibara]]. It doesn't work.
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