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* In 'Fanfic/APrizeForThreeEmpires'', ComicBook/CarolDanvers quits ComicBook/TheAvengers and tries to lead a normal life until she sees a villain beating Iron Man down on TV.
-->Carol cursed. Why did they both have to be in Seattle? Why couldn't he have stayed in New York City with all the rest of the super-freaks? Why couldn't she get off this merry-go-round of heroes and villains?\\
Because there were more villains than heroes.\\
And because she couldn't let a friend get killed, while she could do something about it.

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* ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' after [[spoiler: Co dies at the hands of the Vietnamese soldiers]] Rambo stops holding back and [[RoaringRampageofRevenge releases all his fury by going on a killing spree wiping out every one of his enemies.]]

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* Downplayed in ''ComicBook/AllNewUltimates'': Lana practiced her grand return salute, and got filled of doubts and insecurities about it.


** [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]]: The Doctor goes into a HeroicBSOD after losing Amy and Rory, and even stops wearing is trademark bowties. He gradually regains his senses, and it's when he realises he's wearing a bowtie again he snaps out of it:

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** [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]]: The Doctor goes into a HeroicBSOD after losing Amy and Rory, and even stops wearing is his trademark bowties. He gradually regains his senses, and it's when he realises he's wearing a bowtie again he snaps out of it:


-->''[[https://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:RID26_my_name_is_optimus_prime.jpg My name is OPTIMUS PRIME!]]'' [punches clean through Nova's chest]

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* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', Steve Dallas was turned by aliens from a drinking, smoking, chauvinist womanizer into a caring, sensitive, "enlightened" man... but it seems it went too far, as his attempt not to offend, hurt, or impinge on anyone resulted in some people he cared for (okay, the women whom he enjoyed mutually exploitative relationships with) losing interest. Eventually, after the Last Straw Dumping, he ended up sitting naked on top of a fire hydrant in a near-foetal ball. Shortly afterwards, he asked Milo to "fetch them" ("them" apparently being his CoolShades), who tried to talk him out of it - leading Steve to repeat the request more forcefully ("Steve - they don't deserve this..." "Yes they DO. Now GET THEM!")... When he transformed, Milo screamed, in terror and warning, "He's BACK!" in a tone more suited to a horror sequel trailer. To which Steve replies in a thought balloon: "He's BAD."
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* Sam Vimes, after [[TenMinuteRetirement reluctantly retiring]], and then giving into despair and falling OffTheWagon halfway through ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', returns to the Watch for the finale, as signalled by his demanding someone give him a helmet.

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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after Karyl has a prolonged period of non-communication and complete self-loathing, he's brought back by combination of Rob pushing him to start acting again, Melodía lending him a shoulder to cry on and Karyl himself finally opening to other people. We learn that he's back when provides Jaume's side with TheCavalry in form of ''Triceratopses''.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
Sam Vimes, after [[TenMinuteRetirement reluctantly retiring]], and then giving into despair and falling OffTheWagon halfway through ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', returns to the Watch for the finale, as signalled by his demanding someone give him a helmet.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry finally returns to Chicago after more than a year [[spoiler:of being dead]] and recovering (it's a long story) and immediately proceeds to go out there and fight one magical bad guy, who nearly craps his pants when he realizes that, yes, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is back.
*** {{Discussed}} and PlayedWith in ''Skin Game'', however. Harry may be back in town, but he's more brooding, isolates himself from his friends, and is now working for [[spoiler: Mab, who may be a NobleDemon but is still pretty damn evil]]. Several of his allies believe that he's ComeBackWrong, though eventually even the most skeptical come to see that yes, despite his problems and his brooding, he ''is'' the same old Harry.
** In ''Literature/SkinGame'', [[ThePaladin Michael Carpenter]] is now a RetiredBadass, following [[spoiler: his injury on Demonreach]]. When Nicodemus presents him with a SadisticChoice, Michael agrees to swap himself for his friends. But then Butters runs around the corner with Michael's old sword ''Amoracchius'', and [[spoiler:Uriel loans Michael his Grace, temporarily healing Michael's injury.]]
--->'''Michael:''' I said I would come out to you. ''[kicks down the garden door]'' I'm out. ''In nominae dei'', Nicodemus, I have come to face you.
*** Cue total OhCrap moment from Nicodemus.
* In the Literature/PaladinOfShadows book ''A Deeper Blue'', Mike snaps out of his funk when he learns that an operation has GoneHorriblyWrong.



* In the Literature/PaladinOfShadows book ''A Deeper Blue'', Mike snaps out of his funk when he learns that an operation has GoneHorriblyWrong.
* In [[Literature/NewJediOrder Destiny's Way]] Admiral Ackbar comes out of retirement to effectively run the Republic Navy, in a reference to the Churchill example below, the Fleet sends out the message "Ackbar is back", and the cheering goes on for more than an hour.
* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after Karyl has a prolonged period of non-communication and complete self-loathing, he's brought back by combination of Rob pushing him to start acting again, Melodía lending him a shoulder to cry on and Karyl himself finally opening to other people. We learn that he's back when provides Jaume's side with TheCavalry in form of ''Triceratopses''.
* Literature/TheDresdenFiles:
** In ''Cold Days'', Harry finally returns to Chicago after more than a year [[spoiler:of being dead]] and recovering (it's a long story) and immediately proceeds to go out there and fight one magical bad guy, who nearly craps his pants when he realizes that, yes, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is back.
*** {{Discussed}} and PlayedWith in ''Skin Games'', however. Harry may be back in town, but he's more brooding, isolates himself from his friends, and is now working for [[spoiler: Mab, who may be a NobleDemon but is still pretty damn evil]]. Several of his allies believe that he's ComeBackWrong, though eventually even the most skeptical come to see that yes, despite his problems and his brooding, he ''is'' the same old Harry.
** In ''Skin Game'', [[ThePaladin Michael Carpenter]] is now a RetiredBadass, following [[spoiler: his injury on Demonreach]]. When Nicodemus presents him with a SadisticChoice, Michael agrees to swap himself for his friends. But then Butters runs around the corner with Michael's old sword ''Amoracchius,'' and [[spoiler: Uriel loans Michael his Grace, temporarily healing Michael's injury.]]
--->'''Michael:''' I said I would come out to you. [Kicks down the garden door] I'm out. ''In nominae dei,'' Nicodemus, I have come to face you.
*** Cue total OhCrap moment from Nicodemus.

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* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': In the Literature/PaladinOfShadows book ''A Deeper Blue'', Mike snaps out of his funk when he learns that an operation has GoneHorriblyWrong.
* In [[Literature/NewJediOrder
''[[Literature/NewJediOrder Destiny's Way]] Way]]'', Admiral Ackbar comes out of retirement to effectively run the Republic Navy, in a reference to the Churchill example below, the Fleet sends out the message "Ackbar is back", and the cheering goes on for more than an hour.
* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after Karyl has a prolonged period of non-communication and complete self-loathing, he's brought back by combination of Rob pushing him to start acting again, Melodía lending him a shoulder to cry on and Karyl himself finally opening to other people. We learn that he's back when provides Jaume's side with TheCavalry in form of ''Triceratopses''.
* Literature/TheDresdenFiles:
** In ''Cold Days'', Harry finally returns to Chicago after more than a year [[spoiler:of being dead]] and recovering (it's a long story) and immediately proceeds to go out there and fight one magical bad guy, who nearly craps his pants when he realizes that, yes, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is back.
*** {{Discussed}} and PlayedWith in ''Skin Games'', however. Harry may be back in town, but he's more brooding, isolates himself from his friends, and is now working for [[spoiler: Mab, who may be a NobleDemon but is still pretty damn evil]]. Several of his allies believe that he's ComeBackWrong, though eventually even the most skeptical come to see that yes, despite his problems and his brooding, he ''is'' the same old Harry.
** In ''Skin Game'', [[ThePaladin Michael Carpenter]] is now a RetiredBadass, following [[spoiler: his injury on Demonreach]]. When Nicodemus presents him with a SadisticChoice, Michael agrees to swap himself for his friends. But then Butters runs around the corner with Michael's old sword ''Amoracchius,'' and [[spoiler: Uriel loans Michael his Grace, temporarily healing Michael's injury.]]
--->'''Michael:''' I said I would come out to you. [Kicks down the garden door] I'm out. ''In nominae dei,'' Nicodemus, I have come to face you.
*** Cue total OhCrap moment from Nicodemus.
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* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', Steve Dallas was turned by aliens from a drinking, smoking, chauvinist womanizer into a caring, sensitive, "enlightened" man... but it seems it went too far, as his attempt not to offend, hurt, or impinge on anyone resulted in some people he cared for (okay, the women whom he enjoyed mutually exploitative relationships with) losing interest. Eventually, after the Last Straw Dumping, he ended up sitting naked on top of a fire hydrant in a near-foetal ball. Shortly afterwards, he asked Milo to "fetch them" ("them" apparently being his CoolShades), who tried to talk him out of it - leading Steve to repeat the request more forcefully ("Steve - they don't deserve this..." "Yes they DO. Now GET THEM!")... When he transformed, Milo screamed, in terror and warning, "He's BACK!" in a tone more suited to a horror sequel trailer. To which Steve replies in a thought balloon: "He's BAD."
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-->''"And now, finally... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis We. Have. Returned.]]"

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-->''"And now, finally... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis We. Have. Returned.]]"]]"''


** The scene in the sequel where Kreia's coaching helps the Jedi Exile regain her confidence and powers.

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** The scene in [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords the sequel sequel]] where Kreia's coaching helps the Jedi Exile regain her confidence and powers.powers.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has a villainous example in the "Decieved" trailer, with Darth Malgus announcing the Sith's return to the galaxy (after 300 years of what passes for soul-searching for the Sith) by attacking the Jedi Order's HQ head-on -- and winning.
-->''"And now, finally... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis We. Have. Returned.]]"

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** Over in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise'', Optimus Prime had rejected that title and reverted to being Orion Pax. During ''ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron'', Nova Prime kicks him around a bit while monologuing about the corrupted lineage of Primes, shifting between the forms of various Primes, including Orion himself, before Rodimus tells him that the title "Prime" is still a mark of heroism and honour ''because'' Orion was the one to claim it. When Nova Prime then knocks Rodimus out, the leader of the Autobots steps back up to the plate:
-->''[[https://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:RID26_my_name_is_optimus_prime.jpg My name is OPTIMUS PRIME!]]'' [punches clean through Nova's chest]




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* ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry3PassionatePattiInPursuitOfThePulsatingPectorals'': After being dumped by Kalalau, Larry does not know what to do. Give up on women forever, perhaps enter the ministry? No! Not Larry, Larry Laffer! So he summons a telephone booth, gets rid of the cool surfer look, and retrieves his classic polyester suit: the original swinger is at it again!


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** Wesley slowly returned to the Fang Gang after he [[spoiler: had his throat cut]]. There isn't a particular moment, though. He's back all the way by the beginning of season 5.

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** Wesley slowly returned to the Fang Gang after he [[spoiler: had [[spoiler:had his throat cut]]. There isn't a particular moment, though. He's back all the way by the beginning of season 5.



** In Season One, [[spoiler: he encounters his EvilCounterpart, the Dark Archer (secretly Malcolm Merlyn), and suffers a brutal beatdown; he escapes alive, but the next episode shows him struggling to regain his confidence and focus. Eventually, his confidant John Diggle gives him a much-needed pep talk about drawing strength from his loved ones, and he recovers in time to don his costume and stop VillainOfTheWeek Firefly]].
** In Season Two, [[spoiler: having failed to stop Malcolm from destroying the Glades and watched his best friend Tommy die in front of him, Oliver retreats to the island of Lian Yu, where Diggle and Felicity Smoak have to convince him to come back and save his family's company. Through reconnecting with his mother and sister while confronting his guilt over Tommy viewing him as a murderer, Oliver adopts a new ThouShaltNotKill approach, ultimately making a BigDamnHeroes return as the Arrow to save his sister from four murderous copycats]].
** In Season Five, after being [[BreakTheBadass thoroughly tortured and broken]] by Prometheus, Oliver goes into withdrawal, disbanding the team and willing to [[DealWithTheDevil make a deal with the Bratva]] to have [[spoiler: Prometheus, civilian identity Adrian Chase, killed]]. John manages to get through to him with a RousingSpeech, reminding him that Oliver helped him out of a similar situation not too long ago. Oliver's spirit gets revitalized and he puts the team back together, complete with uplifting music to signify his return, though it takes several more episodes and some encouragement from Felicity for him to put the Green Arrow suit back on, and just in time to capture Prometheus, too.

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** In Season One, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he encounters his EvilCounterpart, the Dark Archer (secretly Malcolm Merlyn), and suffers a brutal beatdown; he escapes alive, but the next episode shows him struggling to regain his confidence and focus. Eventually, his confidant John Diggle gives him a much-needed pep talk about drawing strength from his loved ones, and he recovers in time to don his costume and stop VillainOfTheWeek Firefly]].
Firefly.]]
** In Season Two, [[spoiler: having [[spoiler:having failed to stop Malcolm from destroying the Glades and watched his best friend Tommy die in front of him, Oliver retreats to the island of Lian Yu, where Diggle and Felicity Smoak have to convince him to come back and save his family's company. Through reconnecting with his mother and sister while confronting his guilt over Tommy viewing him as a murderer, Oliver adopts a new ThouShaltNotKill approach, ultimately making a BigDamnHeroes return as the Arrow to save his sister from four murderous copycats]].
copycats.]]
** In Season Five, after being [[BreakTheBadass thoroughly tortured and broken]] by Prometheus, Oliver goes into withdrawal, disbanding the team and willing to [[DealWithTheDevil make a deal with the Bratva]] to have [[spoiler: Prometheus, [[spoiler:Prometheus, civilian identity Adrian Chase, killed]]. John manages to get through to him with a RousingSpeech, reminding him that Oliver helped him out of a similar situation not too long ago. Oliver's spirit gets revitalized and he puts the team back together, complete with uplifting music to signify his return, though it takes several more episodes and some encouragement from Felicity for him to put the Green Arrow suit back on, and just in time to capture Prometheus, too.



** Captain Sheridan does this during the beginning of season 4 after turning up during a major attempt to break up the coalition the Babylon 5 crew had created and run from a war against two major races. [[spoiler: In addition to this, he was actually dead at the time.]]

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** Captain Sheridan does this during the beginning of season 4 after turning up during a major attempt to break up the coalition the Babylon 5 crew had created and run from a war against two major races. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In addition to this, he was actually dead at the time.]]



* [[spoiler: Miles Edgeworth]] in the ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' trilogy. At the end of the first game, [[spoiler: he gets framed for murder, accused and linked to forgery of evidence, and nearly loses his freedom before Phoenix saves him,]] and decides the most mature reaction to this in the second game would be to [[spoiler: bugger off to Europe, leaving what appears to be a suicide note. He returns during the last case of the second game, having found the true meaning of a prosecutor]] and gotten some snazzy new theme music in the process.
* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', guess who's regained his attorney badge and makes a BigDamnHeroes entrance in the very first case, clad in a nifty new version of his familiar suit? Phoenix Wright himself, after seven years of unjust disbarment, has returned to the courtroom. An even better example is the DLC case, Turnabout Reclaimed, which shows Phoenix's first trial after getting back his attorney's badge. He not only proves his client innocent, [[spoiler: he proves that NOBODY was guilty. He held the Judge's verdict just to prove that the witness on stand was innocent as well.]]

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* [[spoiler: Miles [[spoiler:Miles Edgeworth]] in the ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' trilogy. At the end of the first game, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he gets framed for murder, accused and linked to forgery of evidence, and nearly loses his freedom before Phoenix saves him,]] him]], and decides the most mature reaction to this in the second game would be to [[spoiler: bugger [[spoiler:bugger off to Europe, leaving what appears to be a suicide note. He returns during the last case of the second game, having found the true meaning of a prosecutor]] and gotten some snazzy new theme music in the process.
* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', guess who's regained his attorney badge and makes a BigDamnHeroes entrance in the very first case, clad in a nifty new version of his familiar suit? Phoenix Wright himself, after seven years of unjust disbarment, has returned to the courtroom. An even better example is the DLC case, Turnabout Reclaimed, which shows Phoenix's first trial after getting back his attorney's badge. He not only proves his client innocent, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he proves that NOBODY was guilty. He held the Judge's verdict just to prove that the witness on stand was innocent as well.]]



*** And, due to [[spoiler: John's RetCanon powers, Vriska is offically [[CharacterTic baaaaaaaack.]]]]

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*** And, due to [[spoiler: John's [[spoiler:John's RetCanon powers, Vriska is offically [[CharacterTic baaaaaaaack.]]]]baaaaaaaack]].]]



** Later, [[spoiler:Durkon]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0906.html is freed from being a vampire thrall by the death of his master]]. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0907.html It takes him a full comic to digest, but at the end, he's ready to use his free will.]]
*** [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with [[TheReveal The Reveal]] that is not him but the [[BodySnatcher High Priest of Hel]] whith the real Durkon traped in a [[AndIMustScream And I Must Scream]] situation]].
* After Steve had been [[PutOnABus on a bus ride]] for a while in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', he retroactively became a parody of this trope. He had originally disappeared after breaking up with his girlfriend and [[DrowningMySorrows drinking himself silly]]. In the middle of his binging, the government hires him and he spontaneously transforms into Film/JamesBond, blows up some bad guy's VolcanoLair, etc., and afterward he inexplicably goes back to being a normal guy. [[OrWasItADream Or maybe none of that really happened.]] But it probably did. Maybe. [[ShrugOfGod The author's not telling.]]

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** Later, [[spoiler:Durkon]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0906.html is freed from being a vampire thrall by the death of his master]]. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0907.html It takes him a full comic to digest, but at the end, he's ready to use his free will.will]].
*** [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with [[TheReveal The Reveal]] that is not him but the [[BodySnatcher High Priest of Hel]] whith the real Durkon traped in a [[AndIMustScream And I Must Scream]] situation.
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*** [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with [[TheReveal The Reveal]] that is not him but the [[BodySnatcher High Priest of Hel]] whith the real Durkon traped in a [[AndIMustScream And I Must Scream]] situation]].
* After Steve had been [[PutOnABus on a bus ride]] for a while in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', he retroactively became a parody of this trope. He had originally disappeared after breaking up with his girlfriend and [[DrowningMySorrows drinking himself silly]]. In the middle of his binging, the government hires him and he spontaneously transforms into Film/JamesBond, blows up some bad guy's VolcanoLair, etc., and afterward he inexplicably goes back to being a normal guy. [[OrWasItADream Or maybe none of that really happened.]] happened]]. But it probably did. Maybe. [[ShrugOfGod The author's not telling.]]telling]].



* In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' Machinima Machinima/DeusExMachina, Deus resolves to give up crime-fighting when things don't work out at all for him. He is forced back into his usual routine when a huge threat rears its ugly head. [[spoiler: Though this "He's back" turns very tragic...]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' Machinima Machinima/DeusExMachina, Deus resolves to give up crime-fighting when things don't work out at all for him. He is forced back into his usual routine when a huge threat rears its ugly head. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though this "He's back" turns very tragic...]]



** WebVideo/SuburbanKnights...[[spoiler: The return of WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede after a two year long Mormon mission]].
** The Nostalgia Critic gets another, bigger one in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, where after wallowing in guilt, self-pity, and doubt for most of the movie, he finally [[spoiler: makes amends with Ma-Ti and rises to save the lives of all his friends at the cost of his own human existence.]]

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** WebVideo/SuburbanKnights...[[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The return of WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede after a two year long Mormon mission]].
mission.]]
** The Nostalgia Critic gets another, bigger one in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, where after wallowing in guilt, self-pity, and doubt for most of the movie, he finally [[spoiler: makes [[spoiler:makes amends with Ma-Ti and rises to save the lives of all his friends at the cost of his own human existence.]]



* WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum Agents Suicide and Dio disappeared after the ''Fanfic/{{Subjugation}}'' mission failed, but were back for ''Ring Child''.

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* WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum Agents Suicide and Dio disappeared after the ''Fanfic/{{Subjugation}}'' ''Subjugation'' mission failed, but were back for ''Ring Child''.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has a noteworthy example of a character last seen at the end of the main story questline of ''A Realm Reborn'': [[spoiler:Gaius van Baelsar, the original BigBad. He returns in the endgame story questline of ''Stormblood'', having survived his fight with the Warrior of Light and, upon realizing his actions and TheEmpire were being controlled by the [[GreaterScopeVillain Ascians]], took on the name of "Shadowhunter" and organized a resistance movement to root out the Ascians. His identity is only hinted at with his familiar mask kept on his belt until he finally reveals his identity in 4.5.]]


* In [[UsefulNotes/Tennis tennis]], Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have defied predictions that they would never again return to top form after suffering injuries or having lackluster results too many times to count. The best example of this is when Federer and Nadal ended their 2016 seasons early due to injury and hadn't won a Grand Slam in over 4 years or 2 years, respectively, only to win 2 Grand Slams each the very next year.
** Novak Djokovic, after being nigh-invincible on the ATP tour in 2015-16, fell away from the top of the game and spent 2017 and the first half of 2018 nursing injuries or losing to lower-ranked players he would never have lost to just one year ago. He even said after a dispiriting loss to No. 71-ranked Mario Cecchinato at the 2018 French Open that he wasn't sure if he'd even play the grass season... then he won Wimbledon and the US Open later that season.

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* In [[UsefulNotes/Tennis [[UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}} tennis]], Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have defied predictions that they would never again return to top form after suffering injuries or having lackluster results too many times to count. The best example of this is when Federer and Nadal ended their 2016 seasons early due to injury and hadn't won a Grand Slam in over 4 years or 2 years, respectively, only to win 2 Grand Slams each the very next year.
** Novak Djokovic, after being nigh-invincible on the ATP tour in 2015-16, fell away from the top of the game and spent 2017 and the first half of 2018 nursing injuries or losing to lower-ranked players he would never have lost to just one year ago. He even said after a dispiriting loss to No. 71-ranked Mario Cecchinato at the 2018 French Open that he wasn't sure if he'd even play the grass season... then he won Wimbledon and the US Open later that season.and ended the season as the World No. 1.

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* Epilogue 1 of ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'' comes after a rather long emotional and quiet stretch. [[spoiler: Arthur had died of tuberculosis to give John and his family a better life. John, now going under the name Jim Milton, finds work at Pronghorn Ranch working for David Geddes, who's been hassled by the Laramie Gang. One night, the gang attacks the ranch and John, having had enough of them, suits up for a shootout in the mission "Jim Milton Rides Again" to show that John Marston is back!]]


** ''Film/TheWolverine'': [[spoiler:Magneto, with his power, and Xavier alive again in the stinger]]. Also when Logan figures out how his healing power was suppressed and manages to regain it all, turning him back into the the near-unstoppable fighter he is.
** In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', [[spoiler: after receiving a pep talk from his future self,]] Charles finally pulls himself out of his depression and is able to use his powers to their fullest extent.
** ''Film/{{Logan}}'', Wolverine gets a brief one of these one last time when [[spoiler:when he takes the SuperSerum to give him his powers back to help the X-23 children]]. One [[OhCrap obviously panicked]] soldier's reaction says it all:

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** ''Film/TheWolverine'': [[spoiler:Magneto, with his power, and Xavier alive again in the stinger]]. Also ''Film/TheWolverine'':
*** This happens
when Logan figures out how his healing power was suppressed and manages to regain it all, turning him back into the the near-unstoppable fighter he is.
** In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'',
we know and love.
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[[spoiler: after Magneto returning with his powers restored and Charles Xavier alive again]].
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': After [[spoiler:
receiving a pep talk from his future self,]] self]], Charles finally pulls himself out of his depression and is able to use his powers to their fullest extent.
** ''Film/{{Logan}}'', ''Film/{{Logan}}'': Wolverine gets a brief one of these this one last time when [[spoiler:when [[spoiler: he takes the SuperSerum to give him restore his powers back to so he can help the X-23 children]]. One [[OhCrap obviously panicked]] soldier's reaction says it all:


* A truly epic example in ''Comicbook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' where Batman comes out of retirement after 10 years and [[BadassGrandpa is around his 60s.]] What we get are panels of him warring on horrified criminals, news reporters talking about a man dressed like a bat kicking the asses of criminals all over the city, among other reactions. And this is all in his first night back.

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* A truly epic example in ''Comicbook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' where Batman comes out of retirement after 10 years and [[BadassGrandpa [[OldSuperhero is around his 60s.]] What we get are panels of him warring on horrified criminals, news reporters talking about a man dressed like a bat kicking the asses of criminals all over the city, among other reactions. And this is all in his first night back.

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