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14th May '16 11:17:44 PM M84
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*** [[spoiler:...And then it's played straight in the season 6 episode "On your Marks." They realize that their "special" talent isn't particularly useful since most ponies don't have Cutie Mark related problems. They feel better after they finally find and help one pony with such a problem.]]

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*** [[spoiler:...And then it's played straight in the season 6 episode "On your Marks." They realize that their "special" talent isn't particularly useful since most ponies don't have Cutie Mark related problems. Scootaloo even questions why they made such a big deal about getting their Marks in the first place. They feel better after they finally find and help one pony with such a problem.]]
14th May '16 11:16:51 PM M84
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*** [[spoiler:...And then it's played straight in the season 6 episode "On your Marks." They realize that their "special" talent isn't particularly useful since most ponies don't have Cutie Mark related problems. They feel better after they finally find and help one pony with such a problem.]]
8th Apr '16 10:21:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/SupermanII'', three Kryptonian criminals violently take over Earth, only to be seen later all sitting around, bored. When Ursa tries to be encouraging by saying, "You're master of all you survey," General Zod sort of shrugs and replies (in a very bored tone), "So I was yesterday. And the day before..." It's only the thought of fighting {{Superman}} that finally puts a spark back in the villain's eyes.
* In ''Film/{{Perfume}}'', the VillainProtagonist spends most of the film creating the perfect perfume. Once he uses it, he decides that it doesn't really give him what he wants after all.

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* In ''Film/SupermanII'', three Kryptonian criminals violently take over Earth, only to be seen later all sitting around, bored. When Ursa tries to be encouraging by saying, "You're master of all you survey," General Zod sort of shrugs and replies (in a very bored tone), "So I was yesterday. And the day before..." It's only the thought of fighting {{Superman}} that finally puts a spark back in the villain's eyes.
* In ''Film/{{Perfume}}'', the VillainProtagonist spends most of the film creating the perfect perfume. Once he uses it, he decides that it doesn't really give him what he wants after all.
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* In ''CitySlickers'', the tough old trailboss Curly tells his dude-ranch clients about a beautiful girl he once met, but just rode away from rather than speaking to her, because he knew he was horrible husband material. When a client comments that she could have been the love of his life, Curly smiles and says "she is".


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* In ''Film/SupermanII'', three Kryptonian criminals violently take over Earth, only to be seen later all sitting around, bored. When Ursa tries to be encouraging by saying, "You're master of all you survey," General Zod sort of shrugs and replies (in a very bored tone), "So I was yesterday. And the day before..." It's only the thought of fighting {{Superman}} that finally puts a spark back in the villain's eyes.
* In ''Film/{{Perfume}}'', the VillainProtagonist spends most of the film creating the perfect perfume. Once he uses it, he decides that it doesn't really give him what he wants after all.
* In ''Film/CitySlickers'', the tough old trailboss Curly tells his dude-ranch clients about a beautiful girl he once met, but just rode away from rather than speaking to her, because he knew he was horrible husband material. When a client comments that she could have been the love of his life, Curly smiles and says "she is".
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8th Apr '16 10:21:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[SupermanII Superman 2]]'', three Kryptonian criminals violently take over Earth, only to be seen later all sitting around, bored. When Ursa tries to be encouraging by saying, "You're master of all you survey," General Zod sort of shrugs and replies (in a very bored tone), "So I was yesterday. And the day before..." It's only the thought of fighting {{Superman}} that finally puts a spark back in the villain's eyes.
* In ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'', the VillainProtagonist spends most of the film creating the perfect perfume. Once he uses it, he decides that it doesn't really give him what he wants after all.

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* In ''[[SupermanII Superman 2]]'', ''Film/SupermanII'', three Kryptonian criminals violently take over Earth, only to be seen later all sitting around, bored. When Ursa tries to be encouraging by saying, "You're master of all you survey," General Zod sort of shrugs and replies (in a very bored tone), "So I was yesterday. And the day before..." It's only the thought of fighting {{Superman}} that finally puts a spark back in the villain's eyes.
* In ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'', ''Film/{{Perfume}}'', the VillainProtagonist spends most of the film creating the perfect perfume. Once he uses it, he decides that it doesn't really give him what he wants after all.
7th Jan '16 8:35:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Connecting The Dots}}'': {{The Spectre}} tells Naruto this about his dream to be Hokage since Naruto can't answer [[AndThenWhat what he'd do if he did.]]

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* ''{{Connecting The Dots}}'': {{The ComicBook/{{The Spectre}} tells Naruto this about his dream to be Hokage since Naruto can't answer [[AndThenWhat what he'd do if he did.]]
28th Dec '15 11:21:48 AM Anddrix
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* ''[[DoctorDoom Emperor Doom]]'': This trope is the basic plotline of the graphic novel. Doctor Doom takes over the world through a worldwide psionic broadcast that brainwashes the whole world into obeying Doom, but found the mundane duties of ruling tedious and was bored by the lack of opposition. When ComicBook/TheAvengers finally broke free and challenged him, Doom practically let them win.

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* ''[[DoctorDoom Emperor Doom]]'': ''Emperor Doom'': This trope is the basic plotline of the graphic novel. Doctor Doom takes over the world through a worldwide psionic broadcast that brainwashes the whole world into obeying Doom, but found the mundane duties of ruling tedious and was bored by the lack of opposition. When ComicBook/TheAvengers finally broke free and challenged him, Doom practically let them win.
24th Dec '15 1:16:35 PM cococrisp
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* In the ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' episode "Franklin's Test", Mr. Owl promises his students that he will give them pens if they get a perfect score on their spelling test. Franklin really wants a pen, but has trouble spelling the world "pencil". He writes the word "pencil" on a sticky note, inserts it in his cap, and looks at it during the test. Franklin wins the pen, but when Bear discovers that he had cheated, he throws the pen in the garbage.
21st Dec '15 5:44:55 AM Temmere
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** In the early episode "Life on the Fast Lane," bowling Lothario Jacques says, "To the most beautiful moment in life... better than a deed, better than a memory, the moment... of anticipation!"
14th Dec '15 7:42:54 AM Bluecatcinema
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** [[spoiler: This is averted when they finally earn their cutie marks in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark." They end up sharing the same special talent, which is helping other ponies discover their true talents. They embrace this wholeheartedly, and decide to continue on being Cutie Mark Crusaders.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Grunkle Stan used to have a crush on a waitress named Lazy Susan. After Mabel helped him to get a date with her, he decided that she looked "weird up close," and bailed half-way through.
** A far more tragic example occurs in season two: [[spoiler:After spending thirty years trying to bring back his twin brother Ford from another dimension, Stan finally succeeds, only to be painfully reminded of how strained their relationship was, and still is.]]
25th Oct '15 12:52:22 PM StFan
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* ''[[DoctorDoom Emperor Doom]]'': This trope is the basic plotline of the graphic novel. Doctor Doom takes over the world through a worldwide psionic broadcast that brainwashes the whole world into obeying Doom, but found the mundane duties of ruling tedious and was bored by the lack of opposition. When TheAvengers finally broke free and challenged him, Doom practically let them win.

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* ''[[DoctorDoom Emperor Doom]]'': This trope is the basic plotline of the graphic novel. Doctor Doom takes over the world through a worldwide psionic broadcast that brainwashes the whole world into obeying Doom, but found the mundane duties of ruling tedious and was bored by the lack of opposition. When TheAvengers ComicBook/TheAvengers finally broke free and challenged him, Doom practically let them win.
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