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8th Sep '17 1:25:40 PM Malady
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* During the kayfabe era in the WWF, Main/{{Jobber}}s on television typically often didn't get got so much as any offense when they appeared on television, but many of them also appeared on televised cards at larger venues such as New York City's Madison Square Garden, where not only were they generally more competitive, some of them had solid victories over their foes. Examples include "Leaping" Lanny Poffo, Tiger Chung Lee, Danny Davis (and his masked alter-ego, Mr. X), Barry O, Scott Casey, The Moondogs (Spot, Rex and King), Los Conquistadores, Iron Mike Sharpe, S.D. Jones, Sam Houston, Tim Horner and others. Several were solid mid-carders; some had key roles in developing feuds (e.g., Davis, as part of his dishonest referee-turned-wrestler gimmick; Jones in AndreTheGiant's feud with BobbyHeenan) while others, such as the Moondogs and Sharpe had main-event matches at some point.

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* During the kayfabe era in the WWF, Main/{{Jobber}}s {{Jobber}}s on television typically often didn't get got so much as any offense when they appeared on television, but many of them also appeared on televised cards at larger venues such as New York City's Madison Square Garden, where not only were they generally more competitive, some of them had solid victories over their foes. Examples include "Leaping" Lanny Poffo, Tiger Chung Lee, Danny Davis (and his masked alter-ego, Mr. X), Barry O, Scott Casey, The Moondogs (Spot, Rex and King), Los Conquistadores, Iron Mike Sharpe, S.D. Jones, Sam Houston, Tim Horner and others. Several were solid mid-carders; some had key roles in developing feuds (e.g., Davis, as part of his dishonest referee-turned-wrestler gimmick; Jones in AndreTheGiant's Wrestling/AndreTheGiant's feud with BobbyHeenan) Wrestling/BobbyHeenan) while others, such as the Moondogs and Sharpe had main-event matches at some point.
5th Sep '17 1:30:41 PM Discar
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--> -- '''[[TheChewToy Waspinator]]''', giving the very last line of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. [[spoiler: It didn't last. Being worshipped like a god wasn't enough. He just '' had'' to get greedy.]]

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--> -- '''[[TheChewToy Waspinator]]''', giving the very last line of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. [[spoiler: It didn't last. Being worshipped like a god wasn't enough. He just '' had'' to get greedy.]]
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30th Aug '17 8:08:50 AM XFllo
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* Wrestling/StacyKeibler was a DesignatedMonkey for almost the entirety of her WWE career, despite being (mostly) a {{face}}: [[ShamefulStrip stripped]], [[SpankTheCutie spanked]], bullied by both men and women, beaten to within an inch of her life on several occasions, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking constantly negatively compared to more "traditionally" beautiful Divas]] such as Wrestling/TorrieWilson and Wrestling/TrishStratus. And to top it all, she won only three matches over the course of a four-year run. But there was a brief period late in 2004 when she TookALevelInBadass, ascended to main-event status, and - arguably her proudest moment - entered a Divas' Battle Royal at that year's ''Taboo Tuesday'' and managed to stay in the ring for most of the match, outlasting every other face Diva.

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* Wrestling/StacyKeibler was a DesignatedMonkey for almost the entirety of her WWE career, despite being (mostly) a {{face}}: [[ShamefulStrip stripped]], [[SpankTheCutie spanked]], spanked, bullied by both men and women, beaten to within an inch of her life on several occasions, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking constantly negatively compared to more "traditionally" beautiful Divas]] such as Wrestling/TorrieWilson and Wrestling/TrishStratus. And to top it all, she won only three matches over the course of a four-year run. But there was a brief period late in 2004 when she TookALevelInBadass, ascended to main-event status, and - arguably her proudest moment - entered a Divas' Battle Royal at that year's ''Taboo Tuesday'' and managed to stay in the ring for most of the match, outlasting every other face Diva.
18th Aug '17 7:49:33 PM rjd1922
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* A priceless [[SuperBowlSpecial Super Bowl]] Coke commercial where Macy Balloons of [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Stewie]] and WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}} are fighting (aka bumping into each other) in order to get that balloon of a Coke bottle. Eventually, the bottle starts to float away. Both characters turn and see a round shape on the horizon. It's [[{{Peanuts}} CHARLIE]] [[TheWoobie BROWN]], who then wins the prize. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMf5cCDy1I here]].

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* A priceless [[SuperBowlSpecial Super Bowl]] Coke commercial where Macy Balloons of [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Stewie]] and WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}} are fighting (aka bumping into each other) in order to get that balloon of a Coke bottle. Eventually, the bottle starts to float away. Both characters turn and see a round shape on the horizon. It's [[{{Peanuts}} [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} CHARLIE]] [[TheWoobie BROWN]], who then wins the prize. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMf5cCDy1I here]].



* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', Charlie Brown had some success in the '90s after decades of constant failure; he managed to hit a home run and win the game for his team not once but twice; he [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1995/04/11 defeated]] a bully named Joe Agate in marbles; and he might even [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1999/10/24 kicked the ball for once.]]

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* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Charlie Brown had some success in the '90s after decades of constant failure; he managed to hit a home run and win the game for his team not once but twice; he [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1995/04/11 defeated]] a bully named Joe Agate in marbles; and he might even [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1999/10/24 kicked the ball for once.]]
18th Aug '17 7:48:26 PM rjd1922
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*** There have been a small number of ads where he did actually get to eat the cereal -- One of them is found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9wrx8YHH8A Here]]. In another, he tastes it, goes into his usual "description" monologue, and looks up to see that [[UnfortunateImplications the bowl is now empty]].
* One Christmas-themed Cocoa Pebbles commercial ends with the real Santa showing up, and [[TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]] for a change sharing a bowl of the cereal as friends.
* After attempting to get back together with the woman who rejected him for a Swiffer Wet-Jet (buying flowers, dedicating radio songs to her), the broom finally found a new girlfriend - the rake.

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*** There have been a small number of ads where he did actually get to eat the cereal -- One of them is found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9wrx8YHH8A Here]]. In another, he tastes it, goes into his usual "description" monologue, and looks up to see that [[UnfortunateImplications [[YankTheDogsChain the bowl is now empty]].
* One Christmas-themed Cocoa Pebbles commercial ends with the real Santa showing up, and [[TheFlintstones [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]] for a change sharing a bowl of the cereal as friends.
* After attempting to get back together with the woman who rejected him for a Swiffer Wet-Jet (buying flowers, dedicating radio songs to her), the broom finally found a new girlfriend - [[CargoShip the rake.rake]].
16th Aug '17 7:58:11 AM Occidensill
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--> -- '''[[TheChewToy Waspinator]]''', giving the very last line of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. [[spoiler: [[YankTheDogsChain It didn't last.]] [[AGodAmI Being worshipped like a god wasn't enough.]] [[WantingIsBetterThanHaving He just]] ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines had]]'' [[VictoryIsBoring to get]] [[JerkassGod greedy.]]]]

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--> -- '''[[TheChewToy Waspinator]]''', giving the very last line of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. [[spoiler: [[YankTheDogsChain It didn't last.]] [[AGodAmI last. Being worshipped like a god wasn't enough.]] [[WantingIsBetterThanHaving enough. He just]] ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines had]]'' [[VictoryIsBoring just '' had'' to get]] [[JerkassGod get greedy.]]]]
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11th Aug '17 6:34:50 AM StFan
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* The credits of ''Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'' show that while Anastasia did not become a princess, she did get a nice boyfriend.
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11th Aug '17 6:28:22 AM StFan
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* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'': Despite being a SadistShow, full to the brim with BlackComedy, the show resident {{Butt Monkey}}s occasionally get a bone:
** Cheerilee is constantly pushed around, insulted, and even manipulated ''by her own students''. But after one of the girls schemes leads to her [[WhatDidIDoLastNight waking up married to Big Mac, on a bed in the hole in the middle of the road]], they go on to be HappilyMarried.
** Luna is finally accepted by Ponyville, at the end of "Utter Lunacy". Though zigzagged, as she doesn't no how exactly that happened and the episode ends on her being utterly confused.
** Spike, who is treated like a slave by his clingy "adopted mother"/owner Twilight on top of being a general ButtMonkey. But unlike Twilight, The Mane Six ''actually showed up'' for his birthday. Also, he occasionally gets away with making a snide remark at Twilight.
** [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Rainbow Dash]] probably ties with Spike and Luna for biggest ButtMonkey of the cast, without even counting her HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood. Never the less, she actually gets a few of these:
*** After (accidentally) saving a child in a well, she is briefly treated as a hero. She also went for ice cream with Scootaloo later on, who herself is the NoRespectGuy in the CMC.
*** Her human counterpart in The Equestria Girls universe, is the most popular girl in school.
*** Soarin accepting her as his adopted daughter, after going her whole life without a parental figure who genuinely loved her.
*** Pinkie Pie 2 actually standing up for her, [[ItMakesSenseInContext after Cheese Sandwhich mistakes her for a demon and tries to kill her.]]


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* In ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', Cuddles (the character who has died the most) and Giggles (the runner-up) are in a relationship. Episodes showing this, however, end with both of them dying horribly...except for one. The episode "I Nub You" have them as a counterpoint to the romance between Handy and the newly-handless Petunia. (Cuddles pushes Giggles on a swing: Handy finds doing the same tricky, so they just ride a see-saw; Cuddles and Giggles hold hands: Handy and Petunia tie their bandages together, and so on). Although Petunia and Handy, as the stars of the episode, die horribly, Cuddles and Giggles get to live.
* ''WebAnimation/MyLittlePonyMeets'':
** Lyra and Bonbon are victims of constant physical abuse, without doing anything to deserve it, what so ever. But in [[spoiler: Toucan LDM meets My Little Pony, they manage to lore ''the very creator of the show'' to Ponyville, and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown get to have a little well deserved payback.]]]]
*** To a much lesser extent in [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]] meets, where it briefly looks like they are going to be hit by something.. only for nothing to happen.
*** Subverted in ComicBook/TheJoker meets, where they see The Batmobile about to crash into them, like it did in the original ''ComicBook/BatMan'' meets, only for Lyra to grab Bonbon saying "not this time" and teleporting them away at the last second... [[spoiler:off of a cliff.]]
** After being beat up in early episodes, Spike actually gets to be a hero in both [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]] meets where he aids Rarity in saving the titular character and ''Film/{{Godzilla}}'' meets, where in his "monster form" he fights '''Godzilla to a draw''' and is celebrated by Ponyville, after [[spoiler: convincing the Kaiju to go peacefully.]]
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11th Aug '17 6:22:54 AM StFan
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Yes, it seems that fate/God/the writers finally decided to Throw The Dog A Bone. It can be them ultimately coming out ahead, or just having a break for once, but it's generally very satisfying to whoever it happens to and [[TheWoobie any fans that had felt sorry for him]].

One way this can happen is if the "Dog" character [[SexualKarma gets into a relationship]]. This can be very irritating to fans of the other character if it comes across as a [[StandardHeroReward reward]] and objectifies - in particularly bad versions of this; they might come across as - by this trope's very metaphor - a "bone." (Even "better", listen to [[UnpleasableFanbase fans complain]] if this [[EntitledToHaveYou doesn't happen]].)

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Yes, it seems that fate/God/the writers finally decided to Throw The the Dog A a Bone. It can be them ultimately coming out ahead, or just having a break for once, but it's generally very satisfying to whoever it happens to and [[TheWoobie any fans that had felt sorry for him]].

One way this can happen is if the "Dog" character [[SexualKarma gets into a relationship]]. This can be very irritating to fans of the other character if it comes across as a [[StandardHeroReward reward]] and objectifies - in particularly bad versions of this; they might come across as - by this trope's very metaphor - -- a "bone." (Even "better", listen to [[UnpleasableFanbase fans complain]] if this [[EntitledToHaveYou doesn't happen]].)



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* A ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' comic showed '''everything''' going right for Dagwood, like the inversion of a HumiliationConga: Mr. Dithers praised him and gave him a raise for some particularly skilled work, Blondie prepared his favorite meal and then smilingly waved him off to poker night, where he can't seem to get a bad hand.... The final panel shows Blondie, sitting up in bed, smiling out at the reader (and looking '''hot''' in her nightie) and saying something to the effect that "[[BreakingTheFourthWall after X years in this comic strip]], he deserves a day like this!"
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', Jon is finally now dating Liz the veterinarian, after crushing on her without success for, what? Thirty years?
** Before that, he actually managed to get a real date. Granted, the woman in question was a bit of a {{Gonk}}, but despite that she had a lovely personality, and they both had a wonderful time.
* One strip of ''ComicStrip/TheBornLoser'' had the protagonist having a moment of good luck for once. ''Once.''
* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', Charlie Brown had some success in the '90s after decades of constant failure; he managed to hit a home run and win the game for his team not once but twice; he [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1995/04/11 defeated]] a bully named Joe Agate in marbles; and he might even [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1999/10/24 kicked the ball for once.]]
** In ''You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown'', Charlie Brown winds up winning a motocross race despite every force in the universe seemingly indicating that he wouldn't. Goes into ShaggyDogStory territory when the intended prize--Pro Bowl tickets--is replaced by five free haircuts. His hair is not very plentiful and his father is a barber.
** ''It's Magic, Charlie Brown'' throws two bones at Charlie Brown after Snoopy makes him disappear. When Charlie Brown sees Lucy playing with her football, he takes the opportunity to kick it from her and then ''taunt her about it''. Later on after Snoopy brings him back, Lucy tells him he can't prove that he kicked the football. Snoopy retaliates by suspending her in midair and leaves, happily skipping away with together with Charlie Brown.
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* In ''ThoseLackingSpines,'' Vexen has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder [[ItMakesSenseInContext after his encounter with the Lazy Town Cake Song]] among other things. [[spoiler:He spends most of Chapter 10 relaxing in a lounge while Lexaeus and Xaldin are fighting Bishounen Gutless.]]

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* In ''ThoseLackingSpines,'' ''Fanfic/ThoseLackingSpines,'' Vexen has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder [[ItMakesSenseInContext after his encounter with the Lazy Town Cake Song]] among other things. [[spoiler:He spends most of Chapter 10 relaxing in a lounge while Lexaeus and Xaldin are fighting Bishounen Gutless.]]



* In the WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom fanfiction, ''FanFic/{{Harmless}}'', [[IJustWantToHaveFriends Klemper]] now has the ghost dog, Cujo. At last, the lonely ghost has some friends.
* In one WesternAnimation/KimPossible fanfiction, Drakken complains about his plan going wrong and his base being destroyed on his birthday. So Ron convinces him to use a machine to drop several gallons of oil on the fighting Kim and Shego; in exchange, Ron would hold off on destroying the base for a while. Upon seeing the [[MudWrestling results]], Drakken declares it his best birthday ever.

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* In the WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom fanfiction, ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fanfiction ''FanFic/{{Harmless}}'', [[IJustWantToHaveFriends Klemper]] now has the ghost dog, Cujo. At last, the lonely ghost has some friends.
* In one WesternAnimation/KimPossible ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfiction, Drakken complains about his plan going wrong and his base being destroyed on his birthday. So Ron convinces him to use a machine to drop several gallons of oil on the fighting Kim and Shego; in exchange, Ron would hold off on destroying the base for a while. Upon seeing the [[MudWrestling results]], Drakken declares it his best birthday ever.



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* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'''s ''Monroe'' is occasionally thrown a bone, though they often YankTheDogsChain in the very same comic. Two examples:
** Getting to make out with his Irish cousin. When his parents find out, they force him to sleep in his roofless tree house in the pouring rain.
** Having the school bully steal his date at the cinema, but then getting him to eat a rotten hot dog he found on the floor of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' screening next door.
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* A ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' comic showed '''everything''' going right for Dagwood, like the inversion of a HumiliationConga: Mr. Dithers praised him and gave him a raise for some particularly skilled work, Blondie prepared his favorite meal and then smilingly waved him off to poker night, where he can't seem to get a bad hand.... The final panel shows Blondie, sitting up in bed, smiling out at the reader (and looking '''hot''' in her nightie) and saying something to the effect that "[[BreakingTheFourthWall after X years in this comic strip]], he deserves a day like this!"
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', Jon is finally now dating Liz the veterinarian, after crushing on her without success for, what? Thirty years?
** Before that, he actually managed to get a real date. Granted, the woman in question was a bit of a {{Gonk}}, but despite that she had a lovely personality, and they both had a wonderful time.
* One strip of ''ComicStrip/TheBornLoser'' had the protagonist having a moment of good luck for once. ''Once.''
* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', Charlie Brown had some success in the '90s after decades of constant failure; he managed to hit a home run and win the game for his team not once but twice; he [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1995/04/11 defeated]] a bully named Joe Agate in marbles; and he might even [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1999/10/24 kicked the ball for once.]]
** In ''You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown'', Charlie Brown winds up winning a motocross race despite every force in the universe seemingly indicating that he wouldn't. Goes into ShaggyDogStory territory when the intended prize--Pro Bowl tickets--is replaced by five free haircuts. His hair is not very plentiful and his father is a barber.
** ''It's Magic, Charlie Brown'' throws two bones at Charlie Brown after Snoopy makes him disappear. When Charlie Brown sees Lucy playing with her football, he takes the opportunity to kick it from her and then ''taunt her about it''. Later on after Snoopy brings him back, Lucy tells him he can't prove that he kicked the football. Snoopy retaliates by suspending her in midair and leaves, happily skipping away with together with Charlie Brown.

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[[folder:Print Media]]
* A ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' comic showed '''everything''' going right for Dagwood, like ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'''s ''Monroe'' is occasionally thrown a bone, though they often YankTheDogsChain in the inversion of a HumiliationConga: Mr. Dithers praised very same comic. Two examples:
** Getting to make out with his Irish cousin. When his parents find out, they force
him and gave him a raise for some particularly skilled work, Blondie prepared to sleep in his favorite meal and then smilingly waved him off to poker night, where he can't seem to get a bad hand.... The final panel shows Blondie, sitting up roofless tree house in bed, smiling out the pouring rain.
** Having the school bully steal his date
at the reader (and looking '''hot''' in her nightie) and saying something to the effect that "[[BreakingTheFourthWall after X years in this comic strip]], he deserves a day like this!"
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', Jon is finally now dating Liz the veterinarian, after crushing on her without success for, what? Thirty years?
** Before that, he actually managed to get a real date. Granted, the woman in question was a bit of a {{Gonk}},
cinema, but despite that she had a lovely personality, and they both had a wonderful time.
* One strip of ''ComicStrip/TheBornLoser'' had the protagonist having a moment of good luck for once. ''Once.''
* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', Charlie Brown had some success in the '90s after decades of constant failure; he managed to hit a home run and win the game for his team not once but twice; he [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1995/04/11 defeated]] a bully named Joe Agate in marbles; and he might even [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1999/10/24 kicked the ball for once.]]
** In ''You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown'', Charlie Brown winds up winning a motocross race despite every force in the universe seemingly indicating that he wouldn't. Goes into ShaggyDogStory territory when the intended prize--Pro Bowl tickets--is replaced by five free haircuts. His hair is not very plentiful and his father is a barber.
** ''It's Magic, Charlie Brown'' throws two bones at Charlie Brown after Snoopy makes him disappear. When Charlie Brown sees Lucy playing with her football, he takes the opportunity to kick it from her and
then ''taunt her about it''. Later on after Snoopy brings getting him back, Lucy tells him to eat a rotten hot dog he can't prove that he kicked found on the football. Snoopy retaliates by suspending her in midair and leaves, happily skipping away with together with Charlie Brown.floor of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' screening next door.



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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', after [[RunningGag constantly getting interrupted every time he tried before]], Rex finally manages to propose to Amanda during the FinalBattle. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this quickly turned into a case of YankTheDogsChain when Amanda was suddenly killed off a few posts later.]]
* In ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', the players [[spoiler: manage to give Jay, a bird who'd been [[AndIMustScream trapped in the water filtration for who knows how long]] his happy ending by freeing him from his situation and taking him on as their EleventhHourRanger, instead of [[MercyKill Mercy Killing]] him [[OffTheRails like Weaver expected]]]].

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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', after [[RunningGag constantly ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** After years of being the game's ButtMonkey, shown [[RedShirt dying in droves]] in the fluff,
getting interrupted every time he tried before]], Rex saddled with unplayable units, and being to some extent incompatible with the current core rules, around the transition to 4th Edition the [[BadassNormal Imperial Guard]] finally manages to propose to Amanda during got a decent codex. Their 5th edition update brought such treats as support gunships and the FinalBattle. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this quickly turned ability to field more tanks than any other army, pushing the guard into a case of YankTheDogsChain when Amanda was suddenly killed off a few posts later.]]
* In ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'',
full WhosLaughingNow territory. They are the players [[spoiler: manage to give Jay, a bird who'd been [[AndIMustScream trapped ''largest unified military force in the water filtration for who knows how long]] his happy ending by freeing him from his situation galaxy'' and taking him on as get to act it.
** The [[EvilCounterpart Dark]] [[SpaceElves Eldar]] went over a ''decade'' without an update to
their EleventhHourRanger, instead extremely limited and increasingly dated model range and notoriously unforgiving rulebook, before finally getting not just a codex packed full of [[MercyKill Mercy Killing]] him [[OffTheRails like Weaver expected]]]].background fluff and viable units, but some of the most detailed models Creator/GamesWorkshop has ever produced.
** The Fall of Cadia campaign ends with the Chaos Space Marines under Abaddon the Despoiler [[TheBadGuyWins finally steamrolling through Cadia]] [[spoiler:and blowing the entire planet to kingdom come]] after ''twelve'' similar thwarted Black Crusades, beating the combined forces of the Imperium, the Eldar, the Necrons and [[spoiler:the Dark Eldar and Harlequins]].



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** After years of being the game's ButtMonkey, shown [[RedShirt dying in droves]] in the fluff, getting saddled with unplayable units, and being to some extent incompatible with the current core rules, around the transition to 4th Edition the [[BadassNormal Imperial Guard]] finally got a decent codex. Their 5th edition update brought such treats as support gunships and the ability to field more tanks than any other army, pushing the guard into full WhosLaughingNow territory. They are the ''largest unified military force in the galaxy'' and get to act it.
** The [[EvilCounterpart Dark]] [[SpaceElves Eldar]] went over a ''decade'' without an update to their extremely limited and increasingly dated model range and notoriously unforgiving rulebook, before finally getting not just a codex packed full of background fluff and viable units, but some of the most detailed models Creator/GamesWorkshop has ever produced.
** The Fall of Cadia campaign ends with the Chaos Space Marines under Abaddon the Despoiler [[TheBadGuyWins finally steamrolling through Cadia]] [[spoiler:and blowing the entire planet to kingdom come]] after ''twelve'' similar thwarted Black Crusades, beating the combined forces of the Imperium, the Eldar, the Necrons and [[spoiler:the Dark Eldar and Harlequins]].
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** After years of being the game's ButtMonkey, shown [[RedShirt dying in droves]] in the fluff, getting saddled with unplayable units, and being to some extent incompatible with the current core rules, around the transition to 4th Edition the [[BadassNormal Imperial Guard]] finally got a decent codex. Their 5th edition update brought such treats as support gunships and the ability to field more tanks than any other army, pushing the guard into full WhosLaughingNow territory. They are the ''largest unified military force in the galaxy'' and get to act it.
** The [[EvilCounterpart Dark]] [[SpaceElves Eldar]] went over a ''decade'' without an update to their extremely limited and increasingly dated model range and notoriously unforgiving rulebook, before finally getting not just a codex packed full of background fluff and viable units, but some of the most detailed models Creator/GamesWorkshop has ever produced.
** The Fall of Cadia campaign ends with the Chaos Space Marines under Abaddon the Despoiler [[TheBadGuyWins finally steamrolling through Cadia]] [[spoiler:and blowing the entire planet to kingdom come]] after ''twelve'' similar thwarted Black Crusades, beating the combined forces of the Imperium, the Eldar, the Necrons and [[spoiler:the Dark Eldar and Harlequins]].
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* AustralianRulesFootball: Going into the 2016 season, the Western Bulldogs had only won one premiership, way back in 1954, and hadn't played in a Grand Final since 1961. During that time, they had lost seven Preliminary Finals between 1985 and 2010, narrowly avoided being merged in 1989, and suffered near-constant financial troubles. Then, in round 3, captain Bob Murphy injured his knee and was out for the season. They finished seventh after the home-and-away season, and were underdogs (pardon the pun) all through the finals - against the West Coast Eagles in Perth, then reigning three-time premiers Hawthorn, then Greater Western Sydney in Sydney, before finally making it to the Grand Final against the top-placed Sydney Swans... '''and they won.''' Even injured captain Bob Murphy got a happy ending, with coach Luke Beveridge calling him up during the presentations and giving his premiership medal to him.
* For the 2016 All-Star game, the NHL opened voting up to the fans to select some of the team members. An online campaign made a push for nominating John Scott as captain of the Pacific Division. Scott was a 33-year-old enforcer who had five goals in his entire career and who generally played a few minutes a night on the fourth line (on those nights where he wasn't relegated to the press box or sent to the minors) - he was much slower and less skilled than the All-Stars he would be playing alongside and many of the organizers thought it would be hilarious to watch him try and keep up. Scott was reportedly embarrassed at the campaign initially but, as it gained steam and he rose to the top of the fan polls, he decided to make the most of it and attend with his family, publicly reasoning that it was an opportunity he otherwise would never get. The league, upset at the mockery of what they saw as one of their premier events, quietly fumed but stated they would abide by the poll results (publicly at least - Scott would later reveal that league officials approached him in private and asked him to either decline the invite or fake an injury so that someone else could take his roster spot). However, two weeks before the All-Star game, Scott was abruptly traded from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Montreal Canadians (with some rumours indicating that Scott's inclusion in the trade had been encouraged or facilitated by the league itself), who signalled that they did not plan to use him on their team and sent him to the minors instead, potentially rendering him ineligible for inclusion in the All-Star game (as he was no longer technically an NHL player). Fans - including many who had not initially supported the campaign - were furious that Scott would not even get to attend the All-Star Game after he had been put through the campaign and, as an added kicker, Scott was being sent to the opposite side of the continent from his family when his wife was pregnant with twins. After several days of outrage from the fanbase, the NHL relented and announced that Scott would still be allowed to participate in the All-Star Game after all. The game wound up being a highlight reel for Scott - he received the loudest applause at the player introductions, scored two goals in the semi-final game, got in a mock-fight with Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks, captained his team to victory in the final game, and was voted tournament MVP despite the fact that his name was not included on the initial ballot. Scott was hoisted on his teammates shoulders while giving an interview and was approached with several sponsorship deals and a movie deal after the tournament. He would eventually retire from professional hockey at the end of the season.

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* AustralianRulesFootball: Going into the 2016 season, the Western Bulldogs had only won one premiership, way back in 1954, and hadn't played in a Grand Final since 1961. During that time, they had lost seven Preliminary Finals between 1985 and 2010, narrowly avoided being merged in 1989, and suffered near-constant financial troubles. Then, in round 3, captain Bob Murphy injured his knee and was out for the season. They finished seventh after the home-and-away season, and were underdogs (pardon the pun) all through the finals - -- against the West Coast Eagles in Perth, then reigning three-time premiers Hawthorn, then Greater Western Sydney in Sydney, before finally making it to the Grand Final against the top-placed Sydney Swans... '''and they won.''' Even injured captain Bob Murphy got a happy ending, with coach Luke Beveridge calling him up during the presentations and giving his premiership medal to him.
* For the 2016 All-Star game, the NHL opened voting up to the fans to select some of the team members. An online campaign made a push for nominating John Scott as captain of the Pacific Division. Scott was a 33-year-old enforcer who had five goals in his entire career and who generally played a few minutes a night on the fourth line (on those nights where he wasn't relegated to the press box or sent to the minors) - he was much slower and less skilled than the All-Stars he would be playing alongside and many of the organizers thought it would be hilarious to watch him try and keep up. Scott was reportedly embarrassed at the campaign initially but, as it gained steam and he rose to the top of the fan polls, he decided to make the most of it and attend with his family, publicly reasoning that it was an opportunity he otherwise would never get. The league, upset at the mockery of what they saw as one of their premier events, quietly fumed but stated they would abide by the poll results (publicly at least - Scott would later reveal that league officials approached him in private and asked him to either decline the invite or fake an injury so that someone else could take his roster spot). However, two weeks before the All-Star game, Scott was abruptly traded from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Montreal Canadians (with some rumours rumors indicating that Scott's inclusion in the trade had been encouraged or facilitated by the league itself), who signalled signaled that they did not plan to use him on their team and sent him to the minors instead, potentially rendering him ineligible for inclusion in the All-Star game (as he was no longer technically an NHL player). Fans - including many who had not initially supported the campaign - were furious that Scott would not even get to attend the All-Star Game after he had been put through the campaign and, as an added kicker, Scott was being sent to the opposite side of the continent from his family when his wife was pregnant with twins. After several days of outrage from the fanbase, the NHL relented and announced that Scott would still be allowed to participate in the All-Star Game after all. The game wound up being a highlight reel for Scott - he received the loudest applause at the player introductions, scored two goals in the semi-final game, got in a mock-fight with Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks, captained his team to victory in the final game, and was voted tournament MVP despite the fact that his name was not included on the initial ballot. Scott was hoisted on his teammates shoulders while giving an interview and was approached with several sponsorship deals and a movie deal after the tournament. He would eventually retire from professional hockey at the end of the season.
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* The fanmade animatic ''[[WebVideo/GravityFallsDeepWoods Quest for the Northwest]]'' throws one to [[JerkassWoobie Pacifica Northwest]], who's given a break from her AbusiveParents and runs away a few hours to have fun with Dipper and Mabel. Another is thrown at [[UnluckyExtra the "Free Pizza" guy]], who finally manages to get a pizza when the kids offer him one.
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