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19th Oct '17 11:15:35 AM GhostLad
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* A comic in the StarWars extended universe follows a naive young Imperial recruit through his training and service as a Storm Trooper and his growing disillusionment with the Empire. The final straw is being sent with Darth Vader into a captured transport ship - Vader is such a monster that he decides then and there that he's going to go [=AWOL=] and join the rebels. [[HeelFaceDoorSlam Then Leia shoots him and he dies.]]
9th Sep '17 7:51:06 PM Millenia
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** It gets worse within the context of the rest of the ''Starman'' series. Mist II, having carried out a perfect plan where she kills 3 superheroes and get away with it goes on to do...um, nothing really. She reunites with her evil father, dutifully obeys his orders (which mostly involve standing by the sidelines durng the GrandFinale), both Starman and her father deprecate her entire criminal career to her face, and finally her own father kills her to [[KickTheDog show off how evil]] ''he'' is. The only relevance that earlier group slaughter of the JLE has comes when she tries to brag about it and Starman [[ShutUpHannibal shuts her up]]...by [[TakeThat calling her murder victims "easy targets".]]

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** It gets worse within the context of the rest of the ''Starman'' series. Mist II, having carried out a perfect plan where she kills 3 superheroes and get away with it goes on to do...um, nothing really. She reunites with her evil father, dutifully obeys his orders (which mostly involve standing by the sidelines durng during the GrandFinale), both Starman and her father deprecate her entire criminal career to her face, and finally her own father kills her to [[KickTheDog show off how evil]] ''he'' is. The only relevance that earlier group slaughter of the JLE has comes when she tries to brag about it and Starman [[ShutUpHannibal shuts her up]]...by [[TakeThat calling her murder victims "easy targets".]]
31st Jul '17 11:38:43 AM libertydude
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* This happens sometimes in ComicBook/ChickTracts. In "Fatal Decision," in which the doctor sells all his stocks and bonds to afford a vaccine for a patient, loses his son in an auto accident on the way there, and arrives to give it to the patient. The patient destroys the vaccine because a disgruntled orderly manipulated him into distrusting the doctor, resulting in him dying a few days later. In case you can't tell, the doctor is {{God}}, his son is UsefulNotes{/{Jesus}}, the vaccine is salvation, the orderly is {{Satan}}, and the patient is those who reject God's salvation.

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* This happens sometimes in ComicBook/ChickTracts. In "Fatal Decision," in which the doctor sells all his stocks and bonds to afford a vaccine for a patient, loses his son in an auto accident on the way there, and arrives to give it to the patient. The patient destroys the vaccine because a disgruntled orderly manipulated him into distrusting the doctor, resulting in him dying a few days later. In case you can't tell, the doctor is {{God}}, his son is UsefulNotes{/{Jesus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, the vaccine is salvation, the orderly is {{Satan}}, and the patient is those who reject God's salvation.
15th Jun '17 10:51:14 AM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' (vol. 5) #7 is a DayInTheLimelight issue focused on Jack Monroe, Cap's former partner. After having a psychotic relapse, Jack dons his Nomad costume and sets out to rid the world of a powerful drug dealer who is selling their product to children. He has no luck finding the dealer, and is eventually shot and killed by the [[BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]]. The final page then reveals that it was all for nothing anyway, as the "dealer" was actually an ice cream salesman who was jokingly bragging about getting kids "addicted" to his treats.

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* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' (vol. 5) #7 is a DayInTheLimelight issue focused on Jack Monroe, Cap's former partner. After having a psychotic relapse, Jack dons his Nomad costume and sets out to rid the world of a powerful drug dealer who is selling their product to children. He has no luck finding the dealer, and is eventually shot and killed by the [[BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]].ComicBook/WinterSoldier. The final page then reveals that it was all for nothing anyway, as the "dealer" was actually an ice cream salesman who was jokingly bragging about getting kids "addicted" to his treats.
4th Jun '17 7:02:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''PlanetHulk'', granted it was pretty damn obvious that Hulk was going to be brought back to Earth by a storyline at some point, but to have a damaged warp-engine (placed by rebels as stated in ''WorldWarHulk'' though supposed ally Miek allowed them to do so) explode and effectively destroy everything he had spent a good portion of the novel building towards, a wife, future child, kingdom, peace and acceptance as a respected and admired being in the last few pages seems to fit this trope to a T.

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* ''PlanetHulk'', granted it was pretty damn obvious that Hulk was going to be brought back to Earth by a storyline at some point, but to have a damaged warp-engine (placed by rebels as stated in ''WorldWarHulk'' ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' though supposed ally Miek allowed them to do so) explode and effectively destroy everything he had spent a good portion of the novel building towards, a wife, future child, kingdom, peace and acceptance as a respected and admired being in the last few pages seems to fit this trope to a T.
21st May '17 5:52:28 PM nombretomado
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* Many of the stories in WillEisner's ''Contract with God'' trilogy are of this type.

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* Many of the stories in WillEisner's Creator/WillEisner's ''Contract with God'' trilogy are of this type.
15th Apr '17 12:34:21 PM DustSnitch
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* This happens sometimes in ComicBook/ChickTracts. In "Fatal Decision," in which the doctor sells all his stocks and bonds to afford a vaccine for a patient, loses his son in an auto accident on the way there, and arrives to give it to the patient. The patient destroys the vaccine because a disgruntled orderly manipulated him into distrusting the doctor, resulting in him dying a few days later.
** In case you can't tell, the doctor is {{God}}, his son is {{Jesus}}, the vaccine is salvation, the orderly is {{Satan}}, and the patient is the UngratefulBastard that is humanity. Yeah, Chick doesn't have a very high opinion of us.

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* This happens sometimes in ComicBook/ChickTracts. In "Fatal Decision," in which the doctor sells all his stocks and bonds to afford a vaccine for a patient, loses his son in an auto accident on the way there, and arrives to give it to the patient. The patient destroys the vaccine because a disgruntled orderly manipulated him into distrusting the doctor, resulting in him dying a few days later.
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later. In case you can't tell, the doctor is {{God}}, his son is {{Jesus}}, UsefulNotes{/{Jesus}}, the vaccine is salvation, the orderly is {{Satan}}, and the patient is the UngratefulBastard that is humanity. Yeah, Chick doesn't have a very high opinion of us.those who reject God's salvation.
18th Mar '17 1:10:42 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* One old issue of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' featured Al Jaffee's story, "The Meanign of Life". The protagonist was a dirty, smelly guy named Marvin, who was upset because [[ThisLoserIsYou he was a nobody.]] One day, he hears a voice, who suggests getting himself cleaned up. Marvin does, but he's still a nobody, a sweet-smelling nobody. The voice talks to him again, telling him he looks rotten and decrepit. So Marvin gets plastic surgery, a better hairstyle, and cleaner clothes, but he's still a nobody, a sweet-smelling, good-looking nobody. The voice speaks again, telling him he should try being more articulate in his speech. So he attends speech therapy classes, but is still a nobody, a sweet-smelling, good-looking, articulate nobody. The voice appears again, telling him to try being less crude and vulgar. So he takes music, theatre, and etiquite classes. Unfortunately, now he's a [[OverlyLongGag sweet-smelling, good-looking, articulate, cultured nobody.]] [[spoiler:Finally, the voice tells him that the true reason he's a loser is because he's being selfish, and if he finds someone who is just as much a nobody as he is, he can find purpose and be somebody. Marvin searches the world up and down, and finally finds someone who seems just like he was at the start; he's happy for a minute... but then the guy shoots and kills him. The final panel shows the killer behind his own WantedPoster, which describes him, ("Arnold Acne", Public Enemy #1) as "Ugly, smelly, inarticulate, uncultured, selfish, and ''very'' dangerous."]]
17th Mar '17 12:47:30 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''ComicBook/{{Ruins}}'', another Creator/MarvelComics comic by Warren Ellis, has Philip Sheldon try to publish a book about the horrors he's witnessed in the world and the deaths he's heard about as well as his arguments that something's wrong with how things are in the world. He ends up succumbing to a mutant virus he caught from Peter Parker and falls to the ground dead as his notes and photographs scatter in the wind.
8th Jan '17 1:54:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'' #250 is a particularly cruel example of this. The entire issue features Deadpool desperately trying to protect his friends and daughter after they've been targeted by the ULTIMATUM organization. He eventually manages to kill the terrorists, and afterwards, decides to retire from his life of violence to be with his child. Just as Deadpool and the others begin to celebrate his new beginning, the entire planet is destroyed during a collision with the UltimateMarvel Earth, kick-starting the events of ''[[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]''.

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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'' #250 is a particularly cruel example of this. The entire issue features Deadpool desperately trying to protect his friends and daughter after they've been targeted by the ULTIMATUM organization. He eventually manages to kill the terrorists, and afterwards, decides to retire from his life of violence to be with his child. Just as Deadpool and the others begin to celebrate his new beginning, the entire planet is destroyed during a collision with the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Earth, kick-starting the events of ''[[Comicbook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]''.
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