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6th Dec '17 4:20:53 AM lillolillo
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** Post-Crisis Supergirl did quit several times when her super-hero life got too hard or she deemed herself to be a failure (after the destruction of ''Comicbook/NewKrypton''). She always returned to action when someone else was in danger, though.

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** Post-Crisis [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Post-Crisis]] Supergirl did quit several times when her super-hero life got too hard or she deemed herself to be a failure (after the destruction of ''Comicbook/NewKrypton''). She always returned to action when someone else was in danger, though.
3rd Dec '17 8:19:05 PM BewilderedPrairieDog
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* At the end of the 2016 Formula 1 season, Brazilian driver Felipe Massa announced his retirement. However, Valtteri Bottas moved to Mercedes that year, leaving a seat open at Williams. Massa came back for one more season in 2017, before retiring for good.
28th Oct '17 12:00:32 PM Actua11y
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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' did this in a classic storyline during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, and since then it's become a [[NeverLiveItDown standard part of his repertoire]]. It's {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Amazing Comicbook/SpiderGirl'' #1, where he comments that he's quit "more times than I can count."

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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' did this in a classic storyline during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, and since then it's become a [[NeverLiveItDown standard part of his repertoire]]. It's {{lampshade|Hanging}}d {{Lampshaded}} in ''Amazing Comicbook/SpiderGirl'' #1, where he comments that he's quit "more times than I can count."



* One of the standard GimmickMatches is the "Retirement Match," where the loser has to retire from wrestling. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Wrestling/MickFoley in the run-up to a Retirement Match he had coming up - "Most wrestlers who lose retirement matches return six weeks later. I'm not going to do that." Foley lost the match (to Wrestling/TripleH), but was then invited back for a match at Wrestling/WrestleMania. When he came back, he lampshaded again: "I said I wouldn't come back in six weeks, and I told the truth. I came back in four." Though the Wrestling/WrestleMania match was his last one for a good long while. He waited four years before he got back in the ring and even then, only semi-regularly.

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* One of the standard GimmickMatches is the "Retirement Match," where the loser has to retire from wrestling. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d {{Lampshaded}} by Wrestling/MickFoley in the run-up to a Retirement Match he had coming up - "Most wrestlers who lose retirement matches return six weeks later. I'm not going to do that." Foley lost the match (to Wrestling/TripleH), but was then invited back for a match at Wrestling/WrestleMania. When he came back, he lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} again: "I said I wouldn't come back in six weeks, and I told the truth. I came back in four." Though the Wrestling/WrestleMania match was his last one for a good long while. He waited four years before he got back in the ring and even then, only semi-regularly.
21st Sep '17 6:24:45 PM Andyroid
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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.

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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. stays.
* ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'': In "Citizen Tabes", the bears' friend Ranger Tabes rescues a mule deer buck from a falling tree, but accidentally breaks one of his antlers off in the process, causing a rift between the deer and a potential mate. Tabes, guilt-ridden about "disturbing the balance of nature", decides to give up being a park ranger and goes into selling pine-cone sculptures online. The bears spend the rest of the episode trying to persuade Tabes to come out of retirement, and eventually succeeding.
20th Sep '17 10:50:04 AM Nadim
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* The events of ''Film/{{Captain America Civil War}}'' brings Iron Man and Hawkeye out of retirement to help The Avengers.
16th Sep '17 1:57:45 AM MagiMecha
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** As a ShoutOut of sorts to the original ''Secret Empire'' storyline, the ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'' CrisisCrossover kicks off after [[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]] gives up the mantle of Captain America due to being crapped on by the public and everything he tries to do working against him. The other heroes, especially his love interest Misty Knight, give him hell for this decision due to it leading Steve Rogers, now revealed to be working with ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}, to take over the United States. It isn't until Rayshawn Lucas, the new Patriot, reads him the riot act by calling his act selfish that Sam retakes the mantle once more.
13th Sep '17 8:31:02 PM TrendingToon1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'', Lightning goes through one for four months after losing his championship title because of a near fatal crash. He spends most the time in Doc's old garage watching his mentors crash and thinking that the same is going to happen to him. Thankfully, Sally reminds him that he still has a chance and that he can try something new to give him an edge to beat Jackson Storm.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'', Lightning goes through one for four months after losing his championship title because of a near fatal crash. He spends most the time in Doc's old garage watching his mentors mentor's crash and thinking that the same is going to happen to him. Thankfully, Sally reminds him that he still has a chance and that he can try something new to give him an edge to beat Jackson Storm.
12th Sep '17 2:06:30 PM kyojikasshu
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* ''ComicBook/IronMan'':
** In the ''Demon in a Bottle'' storyline, Tony Stark's encounter with Justin Hammer has left him shaken to the point where he considers giving up being Tony Stark and just be Iron Man full-time. But when [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a train rescue operation goes awry thanks to his "intervention"]], he decides he can't do anything right and is poised to drink himself into oblivion, before his friends intervene and convince him that he doesn't have to go through his problems alone, starting him on the path to sobriety.
** In the same storyline, as the result of a drunken Tony snapping at him, and his not liking the direction things have been going of late, Edwin Jarvis opts to resign his position as Tony's butler. Right afterward, Jarvis finds out his mother needs medical care, and to pay for it, he hocks his two shares of Stark International stock - right at a time when SHIELD is buying up every piece of stock in order to force Stark to start building weapons for them again. Tony convinces Jarvis to come back and then tries to get the stock back from the loan shark, only to find out that SHIELD already bought it[[note]]The shark defends the sale by stating that the loan terms indicated that Jarvis had to maintain his employment, and [[LoopholeAbuse since he technically wasn't employed]]...[[/note]]. This actually leads to a rather epic Ten Minute Retirement for ''most of the entire company'', due to the loyalty Stark had fostered, leaving Nick Fury with a useless asset. The two men come to terms, returning control of the company back to Stark.
** Obadiah Stane's machinations succeed in driving Stark back into the bottle, forcing him to give up the Iron Man armor to [[ComicBook/WarMachine Jim Rhodes]]. Even after Tony recovers, and experiments with a prototype suit that he even occasionally uses in an emergency, he refuses to resume the role of Iron Man full-time until Rhodey is injured in an explosion caused by Stane that kills another of Stark's friends. Cue RoaringRampageOfRevenge in the brand-new Silver Centurion suit.
** In the wake of the lines crossed in the ''Armor Wars'' storyline, and with Iron Man believed dead, Stark decided to leave him that way. Then Edwin Cord started using Firepower to attack Stark Enterprises directly, and his employees get hurt. Cue another RoaringRampageOfRevenge, this time in the brand-new Neo-Classic Armor, as the "all new" Iron Man. Even then, Stark planned to destroy his new armor after stopping Firepower, until its operator [[NiceJobFixingItVillain reminded him that there would be other threats]].
** After Stark was shot and paralyzed by [[StalkerWithACrush Kathy Dare]], he considered retreating from public life, turning control of SE to Marcy Pearson and focusing on being Iron Man full-time (since the suit restored his mobility). Then at the preliminary hearing for Dare's trial, where his former lawyer tries to paint her (falsely) as a victim of his abuse, a parade of character witnesses that includes friends, current and former employees, and even a rival from Roxxon, all attest to Stark's character, convincing him that he does still have value outside of his armor, and he rescinds his plans to retire from SE, much to Marcy's chagrin.
28th Aug '17 6:53:22 AM WhattheHelvetica3
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'', Lightning goes through one for four months after losing his championship title because of a near fatal crash. He spends most the time in Doc's old garage watching his mentors crash and thinking that the same is going to happen to him. Thankfully, Sally reminds him that he still has a chance and that he can try something new to give him an edge to beat Jackson Storm.
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.]]
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