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* ''ComicBook/YoungJustice2019'': [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Kon-El]]'s old ComicBook/YoungJustice pals ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}, ComicBook/{{Impulse}} and ComicBook/WonderGirl manage to track him down on Gemworld where he was trapped when the timeline got mangled during Flashpoint and discover he's become a farmer, [[spoiler:gotten married and had a child]]. He rejoins the team and starts being a superhero again after being reconnected with his old friends.


If a group is involved, may require PuttingTheBandBackTogether.

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If a group is involved, may require PuttingTheBandBackTogether.
PuttingTheBandBackTogether. Often a harbinger of StillGotIt.


Related to TenMinuteRetirement. In the case of Back In The Saddle, the retirement or promotion typically won't happen in the same story arc as the return to the action. This trope also applies to being KickedUpstairs or being otherwise made into a DeskJockey.

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Related to TenMinuteRetirement. In the case of Back In The in the Saddle, the retirement or promotion typically won't happen in the same story arc as the return to the action. This trope also applies to being KickedUpstairs or being otherwise made into a DeskJockey.


* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Bruce Wayne has long-since retired from being Batman due to old age and a crippling heart condition. He now mentors and acts as the VoiceWithAnInternetConnection to the new Batman. However, on two occasions he's taken up the fight again. On the first, he did it with the aid of PoweredArmor. On the second, he was returned to a younger age through the use of a [[AppliedPhlebotinum Lazarus Pit]]. Both times, his [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome heroic theme]] from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' plays for him. Both can be conveniently watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqRATvE-gXo here]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Bruce Wayne has long-since retired from being Batman due to old age and a crippling heart condition. He now mentors and acts as the VoiceWithAnInternetConnection to the new Batman. However, on two occasions he's taken up the fight again. On the first, he did it with the aid of PoweredArmor. On the second, he was returned to a younger age through the use of a [[AppliedPhlebotinum Lazarus Pit]]. Both times, his [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic heroic theme]] from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' plays for him. Both can be conveniently watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqRATvE-gXo here]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': The first arc of season 2 revolve around finding a surviving clone commander, CT-7567 "Captain Rex". While at first he is reluctant to gets back into a war after so many years, the Jedi sent to recruit him accidentally brought the Empire with them. The ensuing fight between the clones and the Empire resparks Rex's BloodKnight heritage and he officially joins the rebellion.


* In VideoGame/MetalGearSolid, Solid Snake [[strike:gets back to business]] is kidnapped and forcibly recruited after retiring to raise sled dogs in Alaska.
* From '''''{{METAL WOLF CHAOS}}''''' we have '''MICHAEL''' Wilson, '''PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES''', who fights for '''''BURNING AMERICAN JUSTICE''''' after being betrayed by his Vice President '''''RICHAAAAAAARD''''' Hawk.

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* In VideoGame/MetalGearSolid, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', Solid Snake [[strike:gets back to business]] is kidnapped and forcibly recruited after retiring to raise sled dogs in Alaska.
* From '''''{{METAL '''''VideoGame/{{METAL WOLF CHAOS}}''''' we have '''MICHAEL''' Wilson, '''PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES''', who fights for '''''BURNING AMERICAN JUSTICE''''' after being betrayed by his Vice President '''''RICHAAAAAAARD''''' Hawk.


* In the final few episodes of ''Anime/{{Macross7}}'' both [[CoolOldGuy Max]] and [[CoolOldLady Miria]] retake their positions as Valkyrie pilots and it is glorious.

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* In the final few episodes of ''Anime/{{Macross7}}'' ''Anime/Macross7'' both [[CoolOldGuy Max]] and [[CoolOldLady Miria]] retake their positions as Valkyrie pilots and it is glorious.


* In ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'', James Bellamy is given a staff job when his views on the battle of Mons in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne are made public by Tory sympathisers. Later on, due to the frustrations of being away from the real fighting, and with the help of Hazel, who pulls a few strings for him, he returns to the front as a Major.

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* In ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'', James Bellamy is given a staff job when his views on the battle of Mons in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI are made public by Tory sympathisers. Later on, due to the frustrations of being away from the real fighting, and with the help of Hazel, who pulls a few strings for him, he returns to the front as a Major.

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* A backstory element of ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' includes the retirement Spectre, the UltimateGamer386 of the time and Amaras' mentor. One of the twists of the story includes Spectre coming back after a new faction was added to the game in which the story is set.
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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Commander Root reactivates himself as a field agent when a hostage situation goes bad. Normally this requires extensive paperwork and an interview with the commanding officer, fortunately Root happens to have quite a lot of influence with him...


Related to TenMinuteRetirement. In the case of BackInTheSaddle, the retirement or promotion typically won't happen in the same story arc as the return to the action. This trope also applies to being KickedUpstairs or being otherwise made into a DeskJockey.

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Related to TenMinuteRetirement. In the case of BackInTheSaddle, Back In The Saddle, the retirement or promotion typically won't happen in the same story arc as the return to the action. This trope also applies to being KickedUpstairs or being otherwise made into a DeskJockey.


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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': in ''Literature/SkinGame''
** Michael Carpenter [[spoiler:(with Uriel's help)]] finds the strength to once more pick [[CoolSword Amorachius]] and leave his home to help his friends from evil.
** Harry invokes this to warn the Fomor that Chicago is under his protection once more.


*** Admiral Kirk initially tries to insist that Captain Spock, the ship's commander, stay in command of the ship during the mission, as Captain Decker did in the previous film, but Spock insisted that the Enterprise rightfully belonged to Kirk. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe because]] [[GenreSavvy he knew what]] [[HeroicSacrifice happened]] to the [[MauveShirt last guy]].

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*** Admiral Kirk initially tries to insist that Captain Spock, the ship's commander, stay in command of the ship during the mission, as Captain Decker did in the previous film, but Spock insisted that the Enterprise rightfully belonged to Kirk. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe because]] [[GenreSavvy he knew what]] what [[HeroicSacrifice happened]] to the [[MauveShirt last guy]].


In November of 1915, First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill resigned from the government to take a commission as an Army officer on the Western Front. Churchill had previously served in the British Army from 1895-1900.

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* In November of 1915, First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill resigned from the government to take a commission as an Army officer on the Western Front. Churchill had previously served in the British Army from 1895-1900.



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In November of 1915, First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill resigned from the government to take a commission as an Army officer on the Western Front. Churchill had previously served in the British Army from 1895-1900.
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* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', the decrepitly old Captain Righteous and Lefty are brought out of retirement because of their reputation in the past of being the only ones able to stop the Ministry of Pain. The Ministry themselves are also decrepitly old and have gone senile. They could have easily been stopped by the Powerpuffs, though Blossom insists that Righteous and Lefty be allowed to do it because the girls needed to respect their elders.

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* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', the decrepitly old Captain Righteous and Lefty are brought out of retirement because of their reputation in the past of being the only ones able to stop the Ministry of Pain. The Ministry themselves are also decrepitly old and have gone senile. They could have easily been stopped by the Powerpuffs, though Blossom insists that Righteous and Lefty be allowed to do it because the girls needed to respect their elders.

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