History PlayingWith / Retirony

4th Feb '15 11:22:18 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Implied''': Fred tells George he's going to work one last case before retirement. He walks out the door [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse and never comes back]]. [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome The audience never finds out what happened to him.]]



* '''Reconstructed''': Thus, when Fred mentions he's "ready to retire", everyone knows the unspoken implication.
* '''Implied''': Fred tells George he's going to work one last case before retirement. He walks out the door [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse and never comes back]]. [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome The audience never finds out what happened to him.]]

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* '''Reconstructed''': Thus, when Fred mentions he's "ready to retire", everyone knows the [[DrivenToSuicide unspoken implication.
* '''Implied''': Fred tells George he's going to work one last case before retirement. He walks out the door [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse and never comes back]]. [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome The audience never finds out what happened to him.]]
implication]].
4th Feb '15 11:21:53 AM TrickyTroper
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'''Basic Trope''': A character is killed just before retirement.
* '''Straight''': George and Fred are police officers who are pals. During Fred's last case, a mafia boss named Jonathan kills Fred one day before Fred retires from police work.
* '''Exaggerated''': George and Fred have been cops for 40 years. During Fred's last case, a mafia boss named Jonathan kills Fred one second before Fred retires from police work, possibly during his retirement party.
* '''Downplayed''': Fred is a couple years away from being eligible to retire when Jonathan kills him.
* '''Justified''':

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'''Basic Trope''': A character is killed just dies shortly before retirement.
* '''Straight''': George and Fred are police officers who are pals. During Fred's last case, a mafia boss named Jonathan kills Fred one day before Fred retires from police work.
Fred's retirement date.
* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
**
George and Fred have been cops for 40 years. During Fred's Fred dies during is last case, a mafia boss named Jonathan kills Fred one second before his retirement.
**
Fred retires from police work, possibly and George die during his their retirement party.
party; Fred is shot, and George has a heart attack.
** This happens to every character who was planning to retire, no matter what their occupation.
* '''Downplayed''': Fred is a couple just under two years away from being eligible to retire when Jonathan kills him.
* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':



** Jonathan is an old enemy of Fred's who kills Fred in revenge, and chooses his last day as a police officer to make his revenge sweeter.
* '''Inverted''':
** George kills Jonathan before Jonathan retired from mafia work.
** Fred dies one day after he retired.
** [[RedShirt Fred dies during his first day of work]].
** Fred, who has been dead since the start of the series, comes back to life on the day another character joins the job.
** Jonathan kills Fred just before Jonathan retires.
* '''Subverted''': Jonathan shoots Fred, but Fred survives.
* '''Double Subverted''': Jonathan visits Fred in the hospital later that day and finishes the job.
* '''Parodied''':
** Fred would rather die than keep doing his job. He hates his job ''that'' much.
** Instead of retirement papers, Fred has to file his own funeral plans.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** When Jonathan fires, he shoots George, who does not plan on retiring any time soon. Fred survives, but is so grief-stricken that he contemplates suicide. His other colleagues, however, talks him out of it. Fred finishes his last day of work in one piece.
** But George's death haunts Fred and causes him to come out of retirement. And then When Fred retires for real, he dies.

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** Jonathan Fred is an old enemy the victim of Fred's a SerialKiller who hunts and kills Fred in revenge, and chooses his last day as a police officer victims based on when they're about to make his revenge sweeter.
retire.
* '''Inverted''':
** George kills Jonathan before Jonathan retired from mafia work.
'''Inverted''':
** Fred dies one day after he retired.
''after'' his retirement.
** [[RedShirt Fred dies during his first day on the job]].
** Fred dies just before Jonathan retires.
** Fred plans to come out
of work]].
retirement, but dies of an illness before he has a chance to do so.
** Fred, who has been dead since the start of the series, comes back to life BackFromTheDead on the same day another character joins the job.
** Jonathan kills Fred just gets shot and dies one day before Jonathan retires.
his retirement date.
* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
**
Jonathan shoots Fred, but Fred survives.
* '''Double Subverted''': Jonathan visits Fred in the hospital later that day and finishes the job.
* '''Parodied''':
** Fred would rather die than keep doing his job. He hates his job ''that'' much.
** Instead of retirement papers, Fred has to file his own funeral plans.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** When Jonathan fires, he shoots George, who does not plan on retiring any time soon. Fred survives, but is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone so grief-stricken that he contemplates suicide. suicide]]. His other colleagues, however, talks colleagues talk him out of it. it, and Fred finishes his last day of work in one piece.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But Jonathan visits Fred in the hospital later that day and finishes the job.
**
George's death haunts Fred and causes him to come out of retirement. And then When when Fred retires for real, he dies.dies.
* '''Parodied''': Instead of retirement papers, Fred has to file his own funeral plans.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???



** Fred makes it through his last day on the job without any incident.
** Fred doesn't have a job to retire from.
** Fred does not retire.

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** Fred Every character makes it through his their last day on the job without any incident.
job.
** Fred doesn't have a job to retire from.
No one retires.
** Fred does not retire.None of the characters are employed.



* '''Lampshaded''': "You'd best take precautions, Fred: Lady Luck isn't too kind on those who are about to retire."
* '''Invoked''': Fred is the victim of a SerialKiller who hunts and kills his victims based on when they're about to retire.

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
**
"You'd best take precautions, Fred: Lady Luck isn't too kind on those who are about to retire."
* '''Invoked''': Fred is ** "Why do cops always die the victim day before they retire?"
* '''Invoked''':
** Jonathan is an old enemy
of a SerialKiller Fred's who hunts and kills Fred in revenge, and chooses his victims based last day as a police officer to make his revenge sweeter.
** Fred has no money set aside for the future, so he deliberately puts himself in a dangerous situation
on when they're about to retire.his last day.



** Knowing that this so common the retirement fund was underfunded and skimmed off the top.

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** Fred is going to be forced into retirement, and would rather die than stop working as a police officer.
** Knowing that this {{Retirony}} is so common common, Fred skims off the top of his retirement fund fund, which was underfunded and skimmed off the top. to begin with.



** Knowing that Jonathan plans to kill him just before his retirement, Fred moves to a safer city.



* '''Discussed''': Why do cops always die the day before they retire?
* '''Conversed''': In cop shows, the guy who's about to retire usually dies.

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* '''Discussed''': Why do "I've heard that cops always die the one day before they retire?
retirement. They call it 'retirony'." "What? That's just a big, fat myth."
* '''Conversed''': In "In cop shows, the guy who's about to retire usually dies.dies. Why is this?"



* '''Implied''': Fred tells George he's going to work one last case before retirement. He walks out the door...and never comes back. No one ever finds out what happened to him.

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* '''Implied''': Fred tells George he's going to work one last case before retirement. He walks out the door...door [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse and never comes back. No one ever back]]. [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome The audience never finds out what happened to him.]]



* '''Played For Drama''': Fred is killed just before retirement, and George must go to Fred's wife and tell her that she and her husband won't be enjoying retirement together.

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** Fred would rather die than keep doing his job. He hates his job ''that'' much.
* '''Played For Drama''': Drama''':
** Jonathan never gets blamed because [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident everyone thinks Fred's death was accidental]].
**
Fred is killed just before retirement, and George must go to Fred's wife and tell her that she and her husband won't be enjoying retirement together.



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1st Feb '15 3:50:47 PM VPhantom
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* '''Exploited''': The highly GenreSavvy police force surrounds Fred with dozens of bodyguards for the duration of his last day. And the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jonathan uses the day, with large numbers of cops otherwise occupied, to rob six banks.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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The highly GenreSavvy police force surrounds Fred with dozens of bodyguards for the duration of his last day. And the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jonathan uses the day, with large numbers of cops otherwise occupied, to rob six banks.
1st Feb '15 1:36:31 PM Nasrudith
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Added DiffLines:

** Knowing that this so common the retirement fund was underfunded and skimmed off the top.
13th Nov '14 4:53:01 AM StarTropes
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* '''Implied''': Fred tells George he's going to work one last case before retirement. He walks out the door...and never comes back. No one ever finds out what happened to him.



Back to {{Retirony}}

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Back to {{Retirony}}{{Retirony}}, but be careful--it's his last day on the job.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
13th Nov '14 4:50:34 AM StarTropes
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* '''Parodied''': Fred would rather die than keep doing his job. He hates his job ''that'' much.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
**
Fred would rather die than keep doing his job. He hates his job ''that'' much.much.
** Instead of retirement papers, Fred has to file his own funeral plans.



* '''Played For Drama''': Fred is killed just before retirement, and George must go to Fred's wife and tell her that she and her husband won't be enjoying retirement together.



%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
17th Oct '14 3:38:04 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Parodied''':
** Fred spends the moments before he dies actively TemptingFate with regards to dying before retirement.
** Fred wears his special {{red shirt}} on his last day of work.

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* '''Parodied''':
**
'''Parodied''': Fred spends the moments before he dies actively TemptingFate with regards to dying before retirement.
** Fred wears
would rather die than keep doing his special {{red shirt}} on job. He hates his last day of work.job ''that'' much.



* '''Defied''': Out of paranoia, Fred refuses to come into work on his last day before retirement.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
**
Out of paranoia, Fred refuses to come into work stays home on his last day before retirement.retirement. He locks the door and windows with extra locks, arms himself to the teeth, barricades his home, and doesn't go to sleep until midnight, to ensure that he survives the day.
** Fred quits long before he's old enough to retire, and finds a safer job.
** Fred gets himself fired instead.



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Everyone is so afraid of being murdered that nobody wants to retire.
** Fred decides to stay home at his last day, arming himself to the teeth, locking the door and windows with extra locks, barricading his home and don't sleep until he survive the day.
** Fred gets himself fired instead.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Thus, when Fred mentions he's "ready to retire", everyone knows the unspoken implication.
** Fred would rather die than keep doing his job. He hates his job ''that'' much.

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* '''Deconstructed''':
**
'''Deconstructed''': Everyone is so afraid of being murdered that nobody wants to retire.
** * '''Reconstructed''': Thus, when Fred decides mentions he's "ready to stay home at his last day, arming himself to retire", everyone knows the teeth, locking the door and windows with extra locks, barricading his home and don't sleep until he survive the day.unspoken implication.
* '''Played For Laughs''':
** Fred gets himself fired instead.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Thus, when Fred mentions he's "ready to retire", everyone knows
spends the unspoken implication.
moments before he dies actively TemptingFate with regards to dying before retirement.
** Fred would rather die than keep doing wears his job. He hates special {{red shirt}} on his job ''that'' much.last day of work.



%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
5th Feb '14 3:03:07 PM Logograph
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* '''Exaggerated''': George and Fred are police officers who are pals. During Fred's last case, a mafia boss named Jonathan kills Fred one second before Fred retires from police work, possibly during his retirement party.

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* '''Exaggerated''': George and Fred are police officers who are pals.have been cops for 40 years. During Fred's last case, a mafia boss named Jonathan kills Fred one second before Fred retires from police work, possibly during his retirement party.
22nd Aug '13 7:22:43 PM dclark
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???The highly GenreSavvy police force surrounds Fred with dozens of bodyguards for the duration of his last day. And the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jonathan uses the day, with large numbers of cops otherwise occupied, to rob six banks.
7th Apr '13 2:56:38 PM Lullabee
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Fred is a couple years away from being eligible to retire when Jonathan kills him.
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