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19th Apr '16 10:02:52 PM damus2300
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* Dr. Octopus in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' becomes obsessed with finishing his experiment that would give the world unlimited energy despite killing his wife in a FreakLabAccident. Only when he lets this go that he gains a bit of redemption.
17th Apr '16 9:36:50 PM damus2300
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* Kenshiro from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' wants to rescue his beloved Rukia. By the time he does, [[spoiler:she's dying of radiation poisoning]].



** Pres. Hassan wanting to sign the peace treaty. [[spoiler:It's a fraud. Russia does not want to lose it's influence in the Middle East and actually backs terrorists to prevent the treaty from being signed. Hassan's widow Dahlia gets tired of her country being used as a pawn and turns her country against both Russia and the United States.]]

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** Pres. Hassan wanting to sign the peace treaty. [[spoiler:It's a fraud. Russia does not want to lose it's influence in the Middle East and actually backs terrorists to prevent the treaty from being signed. Hassan's widow Dahlia gets tired of her country being used as a pawn and turns her country against both Russia and the United States.]]
17th Apr '16 9:33:58 PM damus2300
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** Kim Bauer wants to mend her fences with her father but his duty to country to his country always came first and eventually she gives up.

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** Kim Bauer wants to mend her fences with her father but his duty to country to his country always came first and eventually she gives up.
17th Apr '16 9:33:14 PM damus2300
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** Tony Almeida and Michelle Dessler want to be together away from CTU.

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** Kim Bauer wants to mend her fences with her father but his duty to country to his country always came first and eventually she gives up.
** Tony Almeida and Michelle Dessler want to be together away from CTU. They succeed for a couple of months until Michelle [[spoiler:and their unborn baby]] is killed.
** Assad wanting his terrorist organization to go straight. [[spoiler:He is killed saving Pres. Wayne Palmer from a bomb and he is framed for it rather than having the administration admit the plot came from the inside.]]
** Pres. Hassan wanting to sign the peace treaty. [[spoiler:It's a fraud. Russia does not want to lose it's influence in the Middle East and actually backs terrorists to prevent the treaty from being signed. Hassan's widow Dahlia gets tired of her country being used as a pawn and turns her country against both Russia and the United States.]]
17th Apr '16 9:23:21 PM damus2300
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* ''Series/TwentyFour''
** Jack Bauer wants to live in a world where people will obey the law because it is the right thing to do, not because they fear it.
** Tony Almeida and Michelle Dessler want to be together away from CTU.
17th Apr '16 9:13:04 PM damus2300
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* For Moses and Rameses in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', they both just want to be brothers again but their conflicting destinies split them asunder.

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* For Moses and Rameses in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', they both ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' just want to be brothers again but their conflicting destinies split them asunder.
17th Apr '16 9:10:11 PM damus2300
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** Tai Lung wanted to be the Dragon Warrior, which didn't work out so well.

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** Tai Lung wanted to be the Dragon Warrior, which didn't work out so well.Warrior and [[WellDoneSonGuy get Master Shifu's approval]]. By the time Shifu admitted he should have told Tailung he was proud of him it was too late.



* For Moses and Rameses in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', they both just want to be brothers again but their conflicting destinies split them asunder.
* ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' are just destined to become enemies despite promising to be friends forever.



** ''Film/TheGodfather'': The Corleone family's inability to get out of the life of crime and go straight.

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** ''Film/TheGodfather'': The Corleone family's inability to get out of the life of crime and go straight.
13th Apr '16 1:42:32 PM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''Happy Loman''', ''DeathOfASalesman''

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-->-- '''Happy Loman''', ''DeathOfASalesman''
''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman''



* Willy Loman in ''DeathOfASalesman''. His life's dream is to succeed as a salesman and to be well-liked - but he was never cut out to be a salesman. The only reason he wants to be a salesman so badly is because some other guy that he loved and respected was one. He is atrociously bad at it. It's implied several times that had he become a carpenter, he could have been happy, but Willy rejects his own talents as being worthless. The play itself is set at the end of his life, and it explores what happens when someone must face that their dream is impossible.

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* Willy Loman in ''DeathOfASalesman''.''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman''. His life's dream is to succeed as a salesman and to be well-liked - but he was never cut out to be a salesman. The only reason he wants to be a salesman so badly is because some other guy that he loved and respected was one. He is atrociously bad at it. It's implied several times that had he become a carpenter, he could have been happy, but Willy rejects his own talents as being worthless. The play itself is set at the end of his life, and it explores what happens when someone must face that their dream is impossible.
10th Apr '16 10:52:51 AM Chabal2
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* ''{{ComicBook/Thorgal}}'': Thorgal just wants a place where he can live in peace with his family. Unfortunately, the fact that HumansAreBastards and that he's not technically from the Earth (his birth parents were planetary colonists descended from Atlanteans) means the gods really have it in for him. Even when it appears the focus of the series will be on his children, he gets sent off to adventure again.



** Chaos taking over the universe.

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** Chaos taking over the universe. Averted in Tzeentch's case: he doesn't ''want'' to win, because then there'd be nothing left for him to do. So all of his plans are inevitably foiled by another, and he remains in a permanent state of plotting.


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** Thoroughly averted for the orks: as far as they're concerned, the galaxy's current state is perfectly suited to their needs, and so their dreams are limited to having the biggest Waaagh! around, which inevitably falls apart.
7th Apr '16 3:30:10 PM damus2300
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* Jay Gatsby in ''TheGreatGatsby'' wants to reignite his relationship with an old flame and live with her for the rest of his life, but she's too shallow and weak to leave her current partner, even though he mistreats her. Not only is Gatsby [[LovingAShadow more in love with his ideal of Daisy]] than he might actually be with the real woman, he thinks he can SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong by re-creating the past.

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* Jay Gatsby in ''TheGreatGatsby'' ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' wants to reignite his relationship with an old flame and live with her for the rest of his life, but she's too shallow and weak to leave her current partner, even though he mistreats her. Not only is Gatsby [[LovingAShadow more in love with his ideal of Daisy]] than he might actually be with the real woman, he thinks he can SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong by re-creating the past.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' found out at the end of season one about the prophecy of the vampire with a soul regaining his soul. This becomes his goal for the rest of the series, but it comes to nothing. In the end, he has to trade it away.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' found out at the end of season one about the prophecy of the vampire with a soul regaining his soul.becoming human again. This becomes his goal for the rest of the series, but it comes to nothing. In the end, he has to trade it away.
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