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31st May '16 4:14:23 AM RobTan
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* ComicBook/TomStrong is a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] heroic example. He's outlived his nemesis and only intellectual equal Paul Sivana, and without Paul he's at a bit of a loose end. When he meets Paul's ghost, he admits that he misses his enemy.

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* ComicBook/TomStrong is a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] heroic example. He's outlived his nemesis and [[WorthyOpponent only intellectual equal equal]] Paul Sivana, and without Paul he's at a bit of a loose end. When he meets Paul's ghost, he admits that he misses his enemy.
19th May '16 6:42:05 PM erforce
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-->'''Nerd:''' ''[bleeding out, on the verge of death]'' No more shitty games. ... No more ''[[Film/TheKarateKid Karate Kid]]''? ... No more ''Film/TopGun''? ... No more ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''? ... No more ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Fester's Quest]]''? ... No more UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy? ... No more ''Film/DickTracy''? ... No more ''[[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Little Red]] [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Hood]]''? ... No more ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde]]''? ... I won't fucking '''''HAVE IT!''''' ''[gets HeroicSecondWind]''

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-->'''Nerd:''' ''[bleeding out, on the verge of death]'' No more shitty games. ... No more ''[[Film/TheKarateKid Karate Kid]]''? ... No more ''Film/TopGun''? ... No more ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''? ...''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}''? ... No more ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Fester's Quest]]''? ... No more UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy? ... No more ''Film/DickTracy''? ... No more ''[[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Little Red]] [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Hood]]''? ... No more ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde]]''? ... I won't fucking '''''HAVE IT!''''' ''[gets HeroicSecondWind]''
15th May '16 3:03:48 AM Psyclone
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* This trope is the focus of the ''Series/BreakingBad'' episode "Gliding Over All": Everybody who could pose a threat to Walt is now dead, Walt now has more money than he could possibly hope to spend or even launder and thanks to his new deal with Lydia, Walt's "empire" has basically become an average 9 to 5 job. Walt even decides to quit only for things to get complicated again due to [[spoiler:Hank discovering Walt's secret.]]

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* This trope is the focus of the ''Series/BreakingBad'' episode "Gliding Over All": Everybody who could pose a threat to Walt is now dead, Walt now he has more money than he could possibly hope to spend launder or even launder spend in a lifetime and thanks to his new deal with Lydia, Walt's his "empire" has basically become an average 9 to 5 job. Walt even decides to quit only for things to get complicated again due to [[spoiler:Hank discovering Walt's secret.]]
10th May '16 9:24:38 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7798790/12/Promises-of-a-Wandering-Hero Promises of a Wandering Hero]]'', [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shirou]] admits that he gave up archery because he had perfect precision and accuracy. He'd hit exactly where he aimed every time and as a result, there was no more room for improvement. He didn't see the point in continuing when he'd always win.
4th May '16 1:11:24 AM EricW
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* In Fanfic/TheLittlePonyLegend, this tends to crop up a few times. While neither Korra nor the ponies ever think life is boring, they do sometimes hit ruts in their lives. Such as when Korra managed to fix the spirit vines in book 3. Or the beginning of Shadow of Ronin. Even after getting her own palace, marrying, having a daughter and establishing peace, Korra still missed the adventures and drama of saving the world some.
2nd May '16 5:08:09 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:348:[[Webcomic/VGCats http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vgcats02_7174.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:348:[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames Mah boi,]] [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=107 this peace is what all true warriors strive for!]]]]

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[[quoteright:348:[[Webcomic/VGCats [[quoteright:300:[[Webcomic/VGCats http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vgcats02_7174.org/pmwiki/pub/images/victory_is_boring.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:348:[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames [[caption-width-right:300:[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames Mah boi,]] [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=107 this peace is what all true warriors strive for!]]]]
24th Apr '16 11:40:45 AM TheCuza
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* In his 100th episode, WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN came to the realization that his purpose as The Nerd is meaningless without bad video games. At the beginning, he was wishing that his game room wouldn't be cluttered with so many bad games. But when ROB the Robot removed them from existence (for its own purpose), that victory felt hollow.

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* In his 100th episode, WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN came to the realization that his purpose as The Nerd is meaningless without bad video games. At the beginning, he was wishing that his game room wouldn't be cluttered with so many bad games. But when ROB the Robot removed them from existence (for its own purpose), that victory felt hollow.hollow.
-->'''Nerd:''' ''[bleeding out, on the verge of death]'' No more shitty games. ... No more ''[[Film/TheKarateKid Karate Kid]]''? ... No more ''Film/TopGun''? ... No more ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''? ... No more ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily Fester's Quest]]''? ... No more UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy? ... No more ''Film/DickTracy''? ... No more ''[[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Little Red]] [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct Hood]]''? ... No more ''[[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde]]''? ... I won't fucking '''''HAVE IT!''''' ''[gets HeroicSecondWind]''
19th Apr '16 2:02:58 AM RobTan
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* ComicBook/TomStrong is a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] heroic example. He's outlived his nemesis and only intellectual equal Paul Sivana, and without Paul he's at a bit of a loose end. When he meets Paul's ghost, he admits that he misses his enemy.
28th Feb '16 8:48:16 AM Chronic5
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* Acnologia of ''FairyTail'' [[BloodKnight happily lived a life of carnage and desctruction]] until running into a problem - he became so ungodly powerful that burning the whole world to the ground and destroying everyone was no longer even a challenge. He ended up lying low and doing almost nothing for centuries, only occassionally reappearing to check on unusually strong people [[CurbStompBattle and curbstomp them effortlessly]]).

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* Acnologia of ''FairyTail'' [[BloodKnight happily lived a life of carnage and desctruction]] until running into a problem - he became so ungodly powerful that burning the whole world to the ground and destroying everyone was no longer even a challenge. He ended up lying low and doing almost nothing for centuries, only occassionally reappearing to check on unusually strong people [[CurbStompBattle ([[CurbStompBattle and curbstomp them effortlessly]]).
28th Feb '16 8:47:17 AM Chronic5
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* Acnologia of ''FairyTail'' [[BloodKnight happily lived a life of carnage and desctruction]] until running into a problem - he became so ungodly powerful that burning the whole world to the ground and destroying everyone was no longer even a challenge. He ended up lying low and doing almost nothing for centuries, only occassionally reappearing to check on unusually strong people [[CurbStompBattle and curbstomp them effortlessly]]).
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