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** ''VideoGame/DanganronpaAnotherEpisodeUltraDespairGirls'' also does this in a literal sense in that the antagonists are a team of [[EnfantTerrible murderous kids]] called the Warriors of Hope. From a more abstract perspective, the Adult Resistance hears that [[spoiler:the Future Foundation]] is coming to help rescue them- but because they have lived in despair for so long, [[RebelLeader Haiji]] and many of the adults refuse to believe that they are coming to help, instead convincing themselves that [[spoiler:the Foundation]] is in league with the Warriors and plotting against them. [[spoiler:When Haiji discovers that [[{{Deuteragonist}} Toko]] is from the Foundation shortly after a brutal attack on the Resistance, he accuses her and [[TheHeroine Komaru]] of being spies and has them jailed.]]


* A common interpretation of [[spoiler:Anthy]] says that this trope is part of the reason [[spoiler:she]] has such love-hate feelings towards [[spoiler:Utena]] and the attempts to save [[spoiler:her]] in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
* Jeremy struggles with this for much of the latter half of ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns''. After being systematically abused for months, he falls into the life of a {{Hooker with a Heart of Gold}} and {{Functional Addict}}, but is afraid to go back to living a "normal" life when Ian offers to help him get back on his feet.

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* A common interpretation of [[spoiler:Anthy]] in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' says that this trope is part of the reason [[spoiler:she]] she has such love-hate feelings towards [[spoiler:Utena]] and the attempts to save [[spoiler:her]] in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
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* Jeremy struggles with this for much of the latter half of ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns''. After being systematically abused for months, he falls into the life of a {{Hooker with a Heart of Gold}} HookerWithAHeartOfGold and {{Functional Addict}}, FunctionalAddict, but is afraid to go back to living a "normal" life when Ian offers to help him get back on his feet.



** ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima's [[NightmareFetishist absolute devotion to despair]] causes her to [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad despise]] and [[EvilCannotComprehendGood misinterpret]] hope on a fundamental level, believing it's delusional and unnatural, to the point of fearing it enough [[HopeCrusher to try and destroy it absolutely].]]]
** ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' features this as well, especially in the last trial/final climax, where the students must choose to either keep living in the simulation and have their friends revived to live with them, or wake up and go into the now apocalyptic world with only themselves and The Future Foundation to rely on.
** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' takes it to even higher extremes. [[spoiler: This whole Killing Game is a TrumanShowPlot, and discovering this leads the cast into a DespairEventHorizon. Keebo tries to rally the students with hope, but Shuichi refutes him. After all, [[CatharsisFactor the audience watches because they want to see hope triumph over despair.]] So voting for Hope over Despair would be giving the audience what they want, leading to more killing games.]]

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** ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima's ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'' does this from the perspective of the [[BigBad villain]]. Monokuma's [[NightmareFetishist absolute devotion to despair]] causes her him to [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad despise]] and [[EvilCannotComprehendGood misinterpret]] hope on a fundamental level, believing it's delusional and unnatural, to the point of fearing it enough [[HopeCrusher to try and destroy it absolutely].]]]
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** ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' features this as well, especially in well. In a literal sense, [[spoiler:Nagito Komeada is the poster boy for Hope among the class, and wants to spread hope. He is also an AxCrazy PsychoSupporter willing to resort to murder for the sake of hope]]. In the last trial/final climax, where trial, the students must choose to either [[spoiler:either keep living in the simulation and have their friends revived to live with them, or wake up and go into the now apocalyptic world with only themselves and The the Future Foundation to rely on.
on]].
** In ''Anime/Danganronpa3'', [[spoiler:Chairman Kazuo Tengan is revealed to have the goal of brainwashing the whole world into feeling nothing but hope, and this is portrayed as scary as it can be]].
** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' takes it to even higher extremes. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This whole Killing Game is a TrumanShowPlot, and discovering this leads the cast into a DespairEventHorizon. Keebo tries to rally the students with hope, but Shuichi refutes him. After all, [[CatharsisFactor the audience watches because they want to see hope triumph over despair.]] despair]]. So voting for Hope over Despair would be giving the audience what they want, leading to more killing games.games. Instead, he convinces his friends to [[TakeAThirdOption reject both Hope and Despair]], even if they have to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice their lives]] in the process.]]


* ''{{Franchise/Danganronpa}}'':
** ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima's [[NightmareFetishist absolute devotion to despair]] causes her to [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad despise]] and [[EvilCannotComprehendGood misinterpret]] hope on a fundamental level, to the point of fearing it enough [[HopeCrusher to try and destroy it absolutely]]]]. [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible So it's a roundabout example]].
** ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' features this as a major theme, in contrast to the more straightforward hope vs. despair struggle in [[VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc the first game]] (especially since the second game largely serves as a {{Deconstruction}} of the first.)
** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' takes it to even higher extremes. [[spoiler: This whole Killing Game is a TrumanShowPlot, and discovering this leads the cast into a DespairEventHorizon. Keebo tries to rally the students with hope, but Shuichi refutes him. After all, [[CatharsisFactor the audience watches because they want to see hope triumph over despair.]] So voting for Hope over Despair would be ''giving the audience what they want'', leading to more killing games.]]

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* ''{{Franchise/Danganronpa}}'':
''{{Franchise/Danganronpa}}'' has the struggle between hope and despair as its main theme:
** ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima's [[NightmareFetishist absolute devotion to despair]] causes her to [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad despise]] and [[EvilCannotComprehendGood misinterpret]] hope on a fundamental level, believing it's delusional and unnatural, to the point of fearing it enough [[HopeCrusher to try and destroy it absolutely]]]]. [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible So it's a roundabout example]].
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** ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' features this as a major theme, well, especially in contrast to the more straightforward hope vs. despair struggle in [[VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc last trial/final climax, where the first game]] (especially since students must choose to either keep living in the second game largely serves as a {{Deconstruction}} of simulation and have their friends revived to live with them, or wake up and go into the first.)
now apocalyptic world with only themselves and The Future Foundation to rely on.
** ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' takes it to even higher extremes. [[spoiler: This whole Killing Game is a TrumanShowPlot, and discovering this leads the cast into a DespairEventHorizon. Keebo tries to rally the students with hope, but Shuichi refutes him. After all, [[CatharsisFactor the audience watches because they want to see hope triumph over despair.]] So voting for Hope over Despair would be ''giving giving the audience what they want'', want, leading to more killing games.]]


The DespairEventHorizon has its advantages. Your expectations are gone, so no one can disappoint you. Your feelings are dead, so you can't feel any pain. And you have nothing to lose, so you don't need to worry about your future. Your numbness is peaceful; [[SafetyInIndifference you have passed safely out of reach of anything that could disturb you]].

But if, in that state, someone inspires you with [[WorthLivingFor even a fragment of hope]], all of your peace is gone. Now that you've started to feel, you can feel pain again. Now that you have someone or something that you care about, you dread the day when it will be gone. And now that you've [[HopeSpot let yourself hope again, you risk being disappointed again]]. Before, you had the bitter comfort of knowing that the worst was over, but now you are afraid that you ''haven't'' hit rock bottom yet, and the worst is yet to come...

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The DespairEventHorizon has its advantages. Your expectations are gone, so no one can disappoint you. Your feelings are dead, so you can't feel any pain. And you have nothing to lose, so you don't need to worry about your future. Your numbness is peaceful; peaceful, and [[SafetyInIndifference you have passed safely out of reach of anything that could disturb you]].

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But if, in that state, someone inspires you with [[WorthLivingFor even a fragment of hope]], hope,]] all of your peace is gone. Now that you've started to feel, you can feel pain again. Now that you have someone or something that you care about, you dread the day when it will be gone. And now that you've [[HopeSpot let yourself hope again, you risk being disappointed again]]. Before, you had the bitter comfort of knowing that the worst was over, but now you are afraid that you ''haven't'' hit rock bottom yet, and the worst is yet to come...


* In ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Defiance'', Kain ends the game by expressing this very sentiment: "The first, bitter, taste of that terrible illusion: hope."

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* In ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Defiance'', Kain ends the game by expressing this very sentiment: "The sentiment:
-->Most ironic of all, was the last gift that Raziel had given me. More powerful than the sword that now held his soul, more acute even than the vision that his sacrifice had accorded me. The
first, bitter, bitter taste of that terrible illusion: hope."



-->'''Squall''': Everything doesn't work out the way you want it to. That's why... As long as you don’t get your hopes up, you can take anything... You feel less pain.

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-->'''Squall''': -->'''Squall:''' Everything doesn't work out the way you want it to. That's why... As long as you don’t get your hopes up, you can take anything... You feel less pain.



-->'''Hope''': When I was fighting, there... there was no time to think about it. It felt good just to give in. But now... you start talking about hope!

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-->'''Hope''': -->'''Hope:''' When I was fighting, there... there was no time to think about it. It felt good just to give in. But now... you start talking about hope!



-->'''Lightning''': Each reunion is a twist of the knife. The joy is ephemeral; it leaves fear in its wake. A fear that all too soon the time will come when you must bid farewell again. Yet you cannot help but long for the next encounter.
* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', certain palaces revolve around the idea of hope being a much worse punishment than where the owners were before. They believe it's easier to give up and live imprisoned than to risk hoping they can amount to something or make a difference in the world.

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-->'''Lightning''': -->'''Lightning:''' Each reunion is a twist of the knife. The joy is ephemeral; it leaves fear in its wake. A fear that all too soon the time will come when you must bid farewell again. Yet you cannot help but long for the next encounter.
* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', certain palaces revolve around the idea of hope being a much worse punishment than where the owners were before. They believe it's easier to give up and live imprisoned imprisoned, than to risk hoping they can amount to something or make a difference in the world.


* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' features this as a major theme, in contrast to the more straightforward hope vs. despair struggle in [[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} the first game]] (especially since the second game largely serves as a {{Deconstruction}} of the first.)
** [[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} As for the first game]], [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima's [[NightmareFetishist absolute devotion to despair]] causes her to [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad despise]] and [[EvilCannotComprehendGood misinterpret]] hope on a fundamental level, to the point of fearing it enough [[HopeCrusher to try and destroy it absolutely]]]]. [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible So it's a roundabout example]].

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* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' features this as a major theme, in contrast to the more straightforward hope vs. despair struggle in [[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} the first game]] (especially since the second game largely serves as a {{Deconstruction}} of the first.)
''{{Franchise/Danganronpa}}'':
** [[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} As for the first game]], ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima's [[NightmareFetishist absolute devotion to despair]] causes her to [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad despise]] and [[EvilCannotComprehendGood misinterpret]] hope on a fundamental level, to the point of fearing it enough [[HopeCrusher to try and destroy it absolutely]]]]. [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible So it's a roundabout example]].example]].
** ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' features this as a major theme, in contrast to the more straightforward hope vs. despair struggle in [[VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc the first game]] (especially since the second game largely serves as a {{Deconstruction}} of the first.)


* In ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' Clint lost all hope after [[spoiler:his entire family died in the Decimation]]. And then Natasha tells him they may have a way to reverse it.

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* In ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' Clint This is a major theme in ''Film/AvengersEndgame''. After the traumatic events of [[Film/AvengersInfinitywar the previous film]], many of the Avengers are ''terrified'' by the possibility that [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong they might be able to reverse them]], since they know that they won't be able to live with themselves if they fail. This is highlighted when Natasha tries to recruit Clint, who lost all hope after [[spoiler:his entire family died in the Decimation]]. And then Natasha tells him they may have a way to reverse it.Decimation]].

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* In ''Fanfic/OfQuirksAndMagic'', Inko is initially skeptical of Dr. Strange's offer to teach her son magic, wondering how much mre false hope Izuku can take before he snaps.
-->'''Inko:''' Just how much more hope can you stand to endure, Izuku...?

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* In ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' Clint lost all hope after [[spoiler:his entire family died in the Decimation]]. And then Natasha tells him they may have a way to reverse it.
-->'''Clint''': ''[choked up]'' Don't give me hope.\\
'''Natasha''': I'm sorry I couldn't give it to you sooner.


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-->'''Red:''' Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. It's got no use on the inside, you better get used to that idea.\\
'''Andy:''' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Like]] [[DrivenToSuicide Brooks did]]?

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-->'''Red:''' -->'''Red''': Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. It's got no use on the inside, you better get used to that idea.\\
'''Andy:''' '''Andy''': [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Like]] [[DrivenToSuicide Brooks did]]?



-->'''Snow:''' Hope -- it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is useful -- too much is dangerous. A spark is fine... [[TemptingFate as long as it's contained]].

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-->'''Snow:''' -->'''Snow''': Hope -- it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is useful -- too much is dangerous. A spark is fine... [[TemptingFate as long as it's contained]].



-->'''Max:''' You know, hope is a mistake. If you can't fix what's broken, you'll go insane.

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-->'''Max:''' -->'''Max''': You know, hope is a mistake. If you can't fix what's broken, you'll go insane.



-->'''Peter:''' ''I'm sick of grown-ups lying to me!'' [...] "Father might take us fishing" -- that's what she said -- "in just a few weeks," and he died the next morning!\\
'''Barrie:''' That wasn't a lie, Peter. That was your mother's hope.\\
'''Peter:''' He barely moved for a week, but I started planning our fishing trip.

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-->'''Peter:''' -->'''Peter''': ''I'm sick of grown-ups lying to me!'' [...] "Father might take us fishing" -- that's what she said -- "in just a few weeks," and he died the next morning!\\
'''Barrie:''' '''Barrie''': That wasn't a lie, Peter. That was your mother's hope.\\
'''Peter:''' '''Peter''': He barely moved for a week, but I started planning our fishing trip.



-->Then hope unlooked-for came so suddenly to Éomer's heart, and with it the bite of care and fear renewed,

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-->Then -->"Then hope unlooked-for came so suddenly to Éomer's heart, and with it the bite of care and fear renewed,renewed."



--> ''Hope had already entered; and feeling all its anxious flutter, she bent over her sister to watch--she hardly knew for what.''

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--> ''Hope ''"Hope had already entered; and feeling all its anxious flutter, she bent over her sister to watch--she hardly knew for what.''"''



-->''I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.''

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-->''I -->''"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.''"''



-->''Hope may be the thing that pulls you forward, may be the thing that keeps you going, but that it's dangerous, that it's painful and risky, that it's making a dare in the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare?''

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-->''Hope -->''"Hope may be the thing that pulls you forward, may be the thing that keeps you going, but that it's dangerous, that it's painful and risky, that it's making a dare in the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare?''dare?"''



--> ''All sorts of interrogation points flashed before his eyes. He put questions to himself, and made replies to himself, and his replies frightened him. He asked himself: "What has that convict done, that desperate fellow, whom I have pursued even to persecution, and who has had me under his foot, and who could have avenged himself, and who owed it both to his rancor and to his safety, in leaving me my life, in showing mercy upon me? His duty? No. Something more. And I in showing mercy upon him in my turn -- WhatHaveIDone? My duty? No. Something more. So there is something beyond duty?"'' Here he took fright; his balance became disjointed; one of the scales fell into the abyss, the other rose heavenward, and Javert was no less terrified by the one which was on high than by the one which was below.

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--> ''All ''"All sorts of interrogation points flashed before his eyes. He put questions to himself, and made replies to himself, and his replies frightened him. He asked himself: "What has that convict done, that desperate fellow, whom I have pursued even to persecution, and who has had me under his foot, and who could have avenged himself, and who owed it both to his rancor and to his safety, in leaving me my life, in showing mercy upon me? His duty? No. Something more. And I in showing mercy upon him in my turn -- WhatHaveIDone? My duty? No. Something more. So there is something beyond duty?"'' Here he took fright; his balance became disjointed; one of the scales fell into the abyss, the other rose heavenward, and Javert was no less terrified by the one which was on high than by the one which was below.



* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''Literature/APrincessOfMars'', Sola tells John Carter that because of this, and LoveHurts, she has wished to be like the other women of her race, without hope or love.

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* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' ''Literature/APrincessOfMars'', Sola tells John Carter that because of this, and LoveHurts, she has wished to be like the other women of her race, without hope or love.



-->[[spoiler:Aloil:]] You do not promise hope.
-->Morgon: No. Truth, if I can find it.

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-->[[spoiler:Aloil:]] -->[[spoiler:'''Aloil''':]] You do not promise hope.
-->Morgon:
hope.\\
'''Morgon''':
No. Truth, if I can find it.



* This was how Creator/CSLewis read Jesus's suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane before being crucified--with the idea that the hope of his being spared was in fact a part of his passion.

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* This was how Creator/CSLewis read Jesus's Jesus' suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane before being crucified--with the idea that the hope of his being spared was in fact a part of his passion.



* From both TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} and TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} you have [[ManipulativeBastard Tzeentch]], Chaos God of, amongst other things, [[OddJobGods Change]] and Hope. It's more accurate to say he's the god of {{ambition|IsEvil}}, and he's one of the [[BigBad Chief antagonists]] of both series, and he is certainly the [[MindScrew strangest]] god in both settings.

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* From both TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} and TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 you have [[ManipulativeBastard Tzeentch]], Chaos God of, amongst other things, [[OddJobGods Change]] and Hope. It's more accurate to say he's the god of {{ambition|IsEvil}}, and he's one of the [[BigBad Chief antagonists]] of both series, and he is certainly the [[MindScrew strangest]] god in both settings.



--->'''Phir Sē:''' You are asking me to have faith.\\
'''Weaver:''' ''Let me go'', Phir Sē. You said you have to stake something that matters on a gamble. Stake your doubt.\\
'''Phir Sē:''' I do not understand this. My English—\\
'''Weaver:''' It's not your English; what I'm saying doesn't make a lot of sense. But your doubt, your lack of faith, it's something safe. No disappointments, no fear things won't work out. Risk that. Risk losing that. I did, when [[spoiler:I became a hero.]]

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--->'''Phir Sē:''' -->'''Phir Sē''': You are asking me to have faith.\\
'''Weaver:''' '''Weaver''': ''Let me go'', Phir Sē. You said you have to stake something that matters on a gamble. Stake your doubt.\\
'''Phir Sē:''' Sē''': I do not understand this. My English—\\
'''Weaver:''' '''Weaver''': It's not your English; what I'm saying doesn't make a lot of sense. But your doubt, your lack of faith, it's something safe. No disappointments, no fear things won't work out. Risk that. Risk losing that. I did, when [[spoiler:I became a hero.]]


* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend: Holiday Star'''s final chapter has this showing with Touya. He's afraid that his best friend since childhood is growing apart from him, to the point where the stasis offered in the titular Holiday Star is very tempting. Yuuya comes to him, realizes that he's in love with that best friend, and outlines how change is inevitable. The future may mean growing apart from her, or living with and having a family with her. The future is always uncertain and painful but it must be lived, and this is very hard for Ryouta to accept.

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* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend: Holiday Star'''s final chapter has this showing with Touya.Ryouta. He's afraid that his best friend since childhood is growing apart from him, to the point where the stasis offered in the titular Holiday Star is very tempting. Yuuya comes to him, realizes that he's in love with that best friend, and outlines how change is inevitable. The future may mean growing apart from her, or living with and having a family with her. The future is always uncertain and painful but it must be lived, and this is very hard for Ryouta to accept.


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-->'''Red''': Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. It's got no use on the inside, you better get used to that idea.\\
'''Andy''': [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Like]] [[DrivenToSuicide Brooks did]]?

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-->'''Red''': -->'''Red:''' Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. It's got no use on the inside, you better get used to that idea.\\
'''Andy''': '''Andy:''' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Like]] [[DrivenToSuicide Brooks did]]?



-->'''Snow''': Hope -- it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is useful -- too much is dangerous. A spark is fine... [[TemptingFate as long as it's contained]].

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-->'''Snow''': -->'''Snow:''' Hope -- it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is useful -- too much is dangerous. A spark is fine... [[TemptingFate as long as it's contained]].



-->''You know, hope is a mistake. If you can't fix what's broken, you'll go insane.''

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-->''You -->'''Max:''' You know, hope is a mistake. If you can't fix what's broken, you'll go insane.''



-->'''Peter:''' ''I'm sick of grown-ups lying to me!'' [...] "Father might take us fishing"--that's what she said--"in just a few weeks," and he died the next morning!
-->'''Barrie:''' That wasn't a lie, Peter. That was your mother's hope.
-->'''Peter:''' He barely moved for a week, but I started planning our fishing trip.

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-->'''Peter:''' ''I'm sick of grown-ups lying to me!'' [...] "Father might take us fishing"--that's fishing" -- that's what she said--"in said -- "in just a few weeks," and he died the next morning!
-->'''Barrie:'''
morning!\\
'''Barrie:'''
That wasn't a lie, Peter. That was your mother's hope.
-->'''Peter:'''
hope.\\
'''Peter:'''
He barely moved for a week, but I started planning our fishing trip.



-->''Then hope unlooked-for came so suddenly to Éomer's heart, and with it the bite of care and fear renewed,''

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-->''Then -->Then hope unlooked-for came so suddenly to Éomer's heart, and with it the bite of care and fear renewed,''renewed,



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--->'''Phir Sē''': You are asking me to have faith.\\
'''Weaver''': ''Let me go'', Phir Sē. You said you have to stake something that matters on a gamble. Stake your doubt.\\
'''Phir Sē''': I do not understand this. My English—\\
'''Weaver''': It's not your English; what I'm saying doesn't make a lot of sense. But your doubt, your lack of faith, it's something safe. No disappointments, no fear things won't work out. Risk that. Risk losing that. I did, when [[spoiler:I became a hero.]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick finds having emotions uncomfortable, and tries her best to push away anyone that would care and try to help her.

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--->'''Phir Sē''': Sē:''' You are asking me to have faith.\\
'''Weaver''': '''Weaver:''' ''Let me go'', Phir Sē. You said you have to stake something that matters on a gamble. Stake your doubt.\\
'''Phir Sē''': Sē:''' I do not understand this. My English—\\
'''Weaver''': '''Weaver:''' It's not your English; what I'm saying doesn't make a lot of sense. But your doubt, your lack of faith, it's something safe. No disappointments, no fear things won't work out. Risk that. Risk losing that. I did, when [[spoiler:I became a hero.]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick finds having emotions uncomfortable, and tries her best to push away anyone that would care and try to help her.
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick finds having emotions uncomfortable, and tries her best to push away anyone that would care and try to help her.
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* From ''Film/FindingNeverland:''
-->'''Peter:''' ''I'm sick of grown-ups lying to me!'' [...] "Father might take us fishing"--that's what she said--"in just a few weeks," and he died the next morning!
-->'''Barrie:''' That wasn't a lie, Peter. That was your mother's hope.
-->'''Peter:''' He barely moved for a week, but I started planning our fishing trip.


* Exploited in ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'', where Sun Tzu encourages generals to always give their enemies a path to retreat. The reasoning behind this is that soldiers with no hope of escape will [[LastStand fight much harder]]. In essence, he says, No Hope Is Scarier--at least, from the attacker's point of view.

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* Exploited in ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'', ''Literature/{{The Art of War|SunTzu}}'', where Sun Tzu encourages generals to always give their enemies a path to retreat. The reasoning behind this is that soldiers with no hope of escape will [[LastStand fight much harder]]. In essence, he says, No Hope Is Scarier--at least, from the attacker's point of view.


* The wonderful [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZfGTL2PY3E "the past can hurt"]] scene in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', where Simba is convinced to go back to face his past.

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* The wonderful [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZfGTL2PY3E "the past can hurt"]] scene in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', where Simba is convinced to go back to face his past.destiny.

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