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15th Sep '17 7:15:05 PM Javertshark13
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* In ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Jack is the character most dead-set on getting off the island, no matter what. The Season 3 finale [[spoiler: reveals that after he does leave the island, his life falls apart. On the island, he was a leader and could save others,but once he leaves that behind, he deteriorates into a broken, alcoholic mess. He realizes too late that Locke, who told him not to leave the island, was right all along, and ends up flying nonstop, hoping that he'll crash.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Jack is the character most dead-set on getting off the island, no matter what. The Season 3 finale [[spoiler: reveals that after he does leave the island, his life falls apart. On the island, he was a leader and could save others,but others, but once he leaves that behind, he deteriorates into a broken, alcoholic mess. He realizes too late that Locke, who told him not to leave the island, was right all along, and ends up flying nonstop, hoping that he'll crash.]]
15th Sep '17 7:14:38 PM Javertshark13
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* In ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Jack is the character most dead-set on getting off the island, no matter what. The Season 3 finale [[spoiler: reveals that after he does leave the island, his life falls apart. On the island, he was a leader and could save others,but once he leaves that behind, he deteriorates into a broken, alcoholic mess. He realizes too late that Locke, who told him not to leave the island, was right all along, and ends up flying nonstop, hoping that he'll crash.]]
16th Aug '17 1:00:21 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Likewise with ''VideoGame/MightyNo9''. Many saw it as the second coming of ''VideoGame/MegaMan'', especially with Kenji Infune at the helm. But after many delays, especially since it was a Kickstarted funded project, many became irritated at the wait. When if finally did come out three years after it's announcement, not only was it a buggy mess on some consoles (specifically the Wii U version), but it didn't play any different from a standard Mega Man game.

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* Likewise with ''VideoGame/MightyNo9''. Many saw it as the second coming of ''VideoGame/MegaMan'', especially with Kenji Keiji Infune at the helm. But after many delays, especially since it was a Kickstarted Kickstarter funded project, many became irritated at with the wait. When if it finally did come out three years after it's its announcement, not only was it a buggy mess on some consoles (specifically the Wii U version), but it didn't play any different from a standard Mega Man game.
12th Jul '17 9:00:08 PM Thunderchin
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* Music/TheCivilWars - ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxCbfJtM2kU The One That Got Away]]'' combines this trope with BreakupSong. Both ends of the relationship preferred the days where they were friends pining for one another to the days actually spent together.
3rd Jun '17 3:12:42 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Literature/YertleTheTurtleAndOtherStories'': After eating every single one of the pillberries on the bush, Gertrude has grown herself a gigantic, magnificent tail only to discover that it's too big for her to fly or even move from the spot. Luckily, her Uncle Dake hears her distress and brings help.
22nd May '17 4:30:00 AM ZuTheSkunk
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->''"And don't forget the presents. How... How full of potential they seem in all that paper, how pregnant with possibilities... and then you open them and basically the wrapping paper was ''more'' interesting and you have to say 'How thoughtful, that ''will'' come in handy!'"''

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->''"And don't forget the presents. How... How full of potential they seem in all that paper, how pregnant with possibilities... and then you open them and basically the wrapping paper was ''more'' interesting and you have to say 'How thoughtful, that ''will'' come that'' '''''will''''' ''come in handy!'"''
14th Mar '17 2:16:06 PM StClair
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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Literature/SpocksWorld'' [[spoiler:a sequel to "Amok Time"]], this was ultimately proven true. [[spoiler:T'Pring spent her time brooding about how things had not gone according to plan, and Stonn grew jealous. He artificially induced ''plak tow'' to make their bond real and died in the process.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Literature/SpocksWorld'' ''Literature/SpocksWorld'', [[spoiler:a sequel to "Amok Time"]], Time",]] this was ultimately proven true. [[spoiler:T'Pring spent all her time brooding about how things had not gone according to plan, and Stonn grew jealous. He artificially induced ''plak tow'' to make their bond real and died in the process.]]



* Spock to Stonn in the ''{{Series/Star Trek|TheOriginalSeries}}'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]", regarding the beautiful but conniving T'Pring: "After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical... but it is often true." The ironic point of that entire comment is that it actually is reasonable and logical--T'Pring had in fact just finished displaying the coldly logical difference between having and wanting as her means to get Stonn. Spock's warning to her was far more subtle, that she'd find she screwed herself over as much as she had Spock. (Note in Literature above that this proved to be the case..)

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* Spock to Stonn in the ''{{Series/Star Trek|TheOriginalSeries}}'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]", regarding the beautiful but conniving T'Pring: T'Pring:
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"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical... but it is often true." "
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The ironic point of that entire comment irony is that it actually is reasonable and ''is'' logical--T'Pring had had, in fact fact, just finished displaying the coldly logical difference between having and wanting as her means to get Stonn. Spock's warning to her was far more subtle, that she'd find she screwed herself over as much as she had Spock. (Note in Literature above that this proved And according to be the case..)at least one source (see Literature, above), he was eventually proven correct.
14th Mar '17 2:04:12 PM StClair
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* ''Emperor Doom'': This trope is the basic plotline of the graphic novel. ComicBook/DoctorDoom 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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* ''Emperor Doom'': This trope is the basic plotline of the graphic novel. ComicBook/DoctorDoom 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 [[VictoryIsBoring bored by the lack of opposition.opposition]]. When ComicBook/TheAvengers finally broke free and challenged him, Doom practically let them win.
9th Mar '17 8:10:43 AM Titus88
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* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Charlie has been [[StalkerWithACrush aggressively pursing]] the Waitress throughout the first twelve seasons. [[spoiler:When they sleep together at the end of season 12, Charlie realizes it's not everything he had hoped for and goes to Dee's apartment to get away from the waitress.]]

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* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Charlie has been [[StalkerWithACrush aggressively pursing]] pursuing]] the Waitress throughout the first twelve seasons. [[spoiler:When they sleep together at the end of season 12, Charlie realizes it's not everything he had hoped for and goes to Dee's apartment to get away from the waitress.]]
9th Mar '17 8:09:44 AM Titus88
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* In ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Charlie has been [[StalkerWithACrush aggressively pursing]] the Waitress throughout the first twelve seasons. [[spoiler:When they sleep together at the end of season 12, Charlie realizes it's not everything he had hoped for and goes to Dee's apartment to get away from the waitress.]]
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