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29th Sep '16 12:25:42 PM StrixObscuro
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* DependingOnTheWriter, continuity reboot status, medium, etc., in various permutations of the ''{{Superman}}'' franchise, Clark Kent is occasionally given this treatment for having made it from Smallville to Metropolis.

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* DependingOnTheWriter, continuity reboot status, medium, etc., in various permutations of the ''{{Superman}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' franchise, Clark Kent is occasionally given this treatment for having made it from Smallville to Metropolis.




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* In ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', Angie Spica came from a lower-class background where her dad drove a bus and all of her sisters ended up pregnant before they finished high school. She escaped the same fate by applying herself to her studies, replacing her blood with nine pints of liquid machinery (which transformed her into the superhero known as the Engineer), and [[spoiler:travelling back in time to turn Jenny Sparks into a Century Baby so that she could go on to recruit the future members of the Authority]].
* In ''ComicBook/XStatix'', Phat supposedly comes from a lower-class background before getting spotted by a recruiter for ComicBook/XForce. In reality, he came from the suburbs, and his old neighborhood is less than thrilled by how he portrays in interviews, resulting in him getting the shit kicked out of him when he tries to go home.




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* The premise of ''Series/SurvivorsRemorse'' is that two cousins from a rough neighborhood made it big in professional basketball, and now have to contend with being in the spotlight and the effects it has on their family.



* If Shepard has the 'Earthborn' background in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', s/he escaped a childhood of petty crime on the streets as a member of the Tenth Street Reds by joining the military. In the [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 first game]], a member of the Reds who is still active approaches Shepard and tries to blackmail him/her by threatening to reveal his/her criminal past to the galaxy, with embellishments to also make Shepard seem like an anti-alien xenophobe. Shepard has multiple options on how to deal with the situation. In [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the sequel]], Finch will send you an e-mail saying that, even if you are not a member of the Reds anymore, he is glad it is you going after the Collectors.

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* If Shepard has the 'Earthborn' "Earthborn" background in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', s/he they escaped a childhood of petty crime on the streets as a member of the Tenth Street Reds by joining the military. In the [[VideoGame/MassEffect1 first game]], a member of the Reds who is still active approaches Shepard and tries to blackmail him/her them by threatening to reveal his/her their criminal past to the galaxy, with embellishments to also make Shepard seem like an anti-alien xenophobe. Shepard has multiple options on how to deal with the situation. In [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the sequel]], Finch will send you an e-mail saying that, even if you are not a member of the Reds anymore, he is glad it is you going after the Collectors.



** According to an in-universe documentary, Thugnificent's hometown was so poor that many locals couldn't afford ''clothes''. The crime was so out of control, that the underfunded police department gave up on the place, and just built an electric fence around it. Bu thanks to his musical career, Thugnificent can now afford a BigFancyHouse in Woodcrest.

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** According to an in-universe documentary, Thugnificent's hometown was so poor that many locals couldn't afford ''clothes''. The crime was so out of control, that the underfunded police department gave up on the place, and just built an electric fence around it. Bu But thanks to his musical career, Thugnificent can now afford a BigFancyHouse in Woodcrest.


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** From the same show, Diane is the only member of her family who actually has a job.
29th Sep '16 11:43:06 AM Sammettik
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** The anime actually showed multiple people with different badges than ones the games showed. The trainer with the Marowak and a trainer Jesse attempted to steal from had ''very'' unknown looking badges.
22nd Aug '16 10:01:58 PM CommanderVisor
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* The non-fiction book ''In Search Of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio'' follows the lives of Puerto Rican crack dealers in El Barrio. One managed to make it out, getting through high school (a rarity in the neighbourhood at the time) and college (almost unheard of) to make it into the middle class and move into a safer neighbourhood. He had to be careful going back home to adopt all his old mannerisms so that he wasn't ostracised, and had to keep his background hidden from his wealthy neighbours when at home.

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* The non-fiction book ''In Search Of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio'' follows the lives of Puerto Rican crack dealers in El Barrio. One managed to make it out, getting through high school (a rarity in the neighbourhood at the time) and college (almost unheard of) to make it into the middle class and move into a safer neighbourhood. He had to be careful going back home to adopt all his old mannerisms so that he wasn't ostracised, ostracized, and had to keep his background hidden from his wealthy neighbours when at home.





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\n* In ''The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian'', the protagonist realizes that if he stays in his American Indian reserve, he'll lose hope and [[HistoryRepeats go nowhere like everyone else in the reservation]]. He is encouraged to go to an off-reserve school (where the education is better than in the reserve) by a teacher who helps him see this.
13th Aug '16 5:42:24 PM ThatBitterTase
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* ''Theater/DeathOfASalesman'': [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that Happy Loman will be the one member of the Loman line to avoid the trap of chasing after unattainable dreams.]]

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* ''Theater/DeathOfASalesman'': ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'': [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that Happy Biff Loman will be the one member of the Loman line to avoid the trap of chasing after unattainable dreams.]]
9th Aug '16 8:42:52 PM ThatBitterTase
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* ''Theater/DeathOfASalesman'': [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that Happy Loman will be the one member of the Loman line to avoid the trap of chasing after unattainable dreams.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': Out of the cast of ''Horsin' Around'', Bradley Hitler-Smith was the one with enough sense to get out of show business. At the time of the show's present, he runs a successful hardware store and is the only reasonably well-adjusted member of the group.
22nd Jun '16 9:48:14 AM AHI-3000
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* In ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'', Huey and Riley were originally from a run-down inner-city Chicago slum. They weren't all that happy about being sent away to live with their grandfather Robert in the suburb of Woodcrest. Robert himself is a former Tuskeegee Airman who has worked his whole life to get where he is.
** According to an in-universe documentary, Thugnificent's hometown was so poor that many locals couldn't afford ''clothes''. The underfunded police department gave up on the place and built a fence around it. Thanks to his musical career, he can now afford a BigFancyHouse in Woodcrest.

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* In ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'', Huey and Riley were originally from a run-down inner-city Chicago slum. They weren't all that happy about being sent away to live with their grandfather Robert in the suburb of Woodcrest. Robert himself is a former Tuskeegee Airman who has worked his whole life to get where he is.
** According to an in-universe documentary, Thugnificent's hometown was so poor that many locals couldn't afford ''clothes''. The underfunded police department gave up on the place and built a fence around it. Thanks to his musical career, he can now afford a BigFancyHouse in Woodcrest.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'':
** Huey and Riley originally came from inner-city South Side Chicago. They weren't all that happy about being sent away to live with their grandfather Robert in the lily-white suburb of Woodcrest. Robert himself is a former Tuskeegee Airman who has worked his whole life to get where he is.
** According to an in-universe documentary, Thugnificent's hometown was so poor that many locals couldn't afford ''clothes''. The crime was so out of control, that the underfunded police department gave up on the place, and just built an electric fence around it. Bu thanks to his musical career, Thugnificent can now afford a BigFancyHouse in Woodcrest.
28th Feb '16 11:39:12 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TheBoondocks'', Huey and Riley were originally from a run-down inner-city Chicago slum. They weren't all that happy about being sent away to live with their grandfather Robert in the suburb of Woodcrest. Robert himself is a former Tuskeegee Airman who has worked his whole life to get where he is.

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* In ''TheBoondocks'', ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'', Huey and Riley were originally from a run-down inner-city Chicago slum. They weren't all that happy about being sent away to live with their grandfather Robert in the suburb of Woodcrest. Robert himself is a former Tuskeegee Airman who has worked his whole life to get where he is.
29th Dec '15 3:24:23 PM Neakal
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* This trope is a running source of source of conflict in ''Series/SixFeetUnder'':
** Older brother Nate ran away from his dysfunctional and overbearing family so he could live outside their influence and without having anything to do with their family business. This condemned younger brother David to suspend his ambitions to go to law school as he felt responsible for the family and he got saddled into a line of work he had no interest in. When their father dies at the beginning of the show, Nate returns, clearly afraid of getting stuck at home for good this time while David's resentment at being left behind to deal with everything boils to surface.
** Over the course of the series, it is revealed that their mother, Ruth, had her own dreams but ended up staying home to take care of her sickly mother, resulting in life-long regret of WhatCouldHaveBeen.
** Towards the end of the series, their sister Claire receives a job offer in New York and takes it. Just before she is due to leave, she gets news that the offer is no longer available but she decides to move anyways as she is afraid of repeating the mistake her mom did.
-->'''Nate''': Claire, you can't stay here!\\
26th Dec '15 6:23:26 PM nombretomado
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This story is a particular fascination in several American films, books and plays partly because of its close relationship to the AmericanDream, the promise that anyone in America can transcend their origins and roots to get where they want to go.

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This story is a particular fascination in several American films, books and plays partly because of its close relationship to the AmericanDream, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream, the promise that anyone in America can transcend their origins and roots to get where they want to go.
11th Dec '15 4:55:03 PM nombretomado
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* Jack Atlas of ''YuGiOh5Ds'', who did it by betraying Yusei in his backstory.

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* Jack Atlas of ''YuGiOh5Ds'', ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', who did it by betraying Yusei in his backstory.
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