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* ''Series/TheGoodFight'' has [[TheApprentice Maia]] leave Chicago for New York with her EvilMentor Blum, alienating herself from all her friends and becoming a drug addict.


* Interestingly, Lorne from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' has something akin to this happen, in a case of [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]]. His growing discomfort with the gang's EnemyMine situation, and feeling out of place as the resident comic relief guy in an increasingly dark series, is cemented in the finale. He helps out with Angel's plan to take out the worst bad guys ever -- shooting resident AmoralAttorney[=/=]ArchEnemy Lindsey after they fight off a bunch of demon {{Mooks}}, but makes it quite clear that he's finished with their vigilante shtick, and that this is the last thing--and personal MoralEventHorizon--he's going to do with them. After that he basically becomes the force that binds the universe together.

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* Interestingly, Lorne from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' has something akin to this happen, in a case of [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]]. His growing discomfort with the gang's EnemyMine situation, and feeling out of place as the resident comic relief guy in an increasingly dark series, is cemented in the finale. He helps out with Angel's plan to take out the worst bad guys ever -- shooting resident AmoralAttorney[=/=]ArchEnemy Lindsey after they fight off a bunch of demon {{Mooks}}, but makes it quite clear that he's finished with their vigilante shtick, and that this is the last thing--and personal MoralEventHorizon--he's going to do with them. After that he basically becomes the force that binds the universe together.


* It's common for a wrestler leaving a company to lose ("do the job") in their last match there, in order to make their opponent look good. These are not examples of this trope, they're just the norm in the industry. What ''is'' an example is when it's known that a wrestler is planning on leaving for another company, and having them lose repeatedly in order to diminish their potential value.
** One particular notable example is the Wrestling/TheUndertaker, being infamously [[InvincibleHero undefeatable]] (his winning streak had only been broken once in 25 years) for his entire career. While he's made the occasional cameo since then, his second-ever defeat at the hands of Wrestling/RomanReigns officially marked the end of his career.

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* It's common for a wrestler leaving a company to lose ("do the job") in their last match there, in order to make their opponent look good. These are not examples of this trope, they're just the norm in the industry. What ''is'' an example is when it's known that a wrestler is planning on leaving for another company, and having them lose repeatedly in order to diminish their potential value.
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value. One particular notable example is the Wrestling/TheUndertaker, being infamously [[InvincibleHero undefeatable]] (his winning streak had only been broken once in 25 years) for his entire career. While he's made the occasional cameo since then, his second-ever defeat at the hands of Wrestling/RomanReigns officially marked the end of his career.


** One particular notable example is the Wrestling/TheUndertaker, being infamously [[InvincibleHero undefeatable]] for his entire career. While he's made the occasional cameo since then, his first and only loss against Wrestling/RomanReigns officially marked the end of his career.

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** One particular notable example is the Wrestling/TheUndertaker, being infamously [[InvincibleHero undefeatable]] (his winning streak had only been broken once in 25 years) for his entire career. While he's made the occasional cameo since then, his first and only loss against second-ever defeat at the hands of Wrestling/RomanReigns officially marked the end of his career.

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** One particular notable example is the Wrestling/TheUndertaker, being infamously [[InvincibleHero undefeatable]] for his entire career. While he's made the occasional cameo since then, his first and only loss against Wrestling/RomanReigns officially marked the end of his career.

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* Being intended as the GrandFinale of the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', a number of characters end up like this in the end (the ones that don't end up dead, at least,) [[TorchTheFranchiseAndRun styming any chance at continuing the series.]] [[spoiler: Riddler's stuck in prison with his robot factory destroyed and his bank account drained, robbing him of any resources he could use in the future. Scarecrow is reduced to a gibbering, catatonic wreck after being [[HoistByHisOwnPetard subjected to a concentrated injection of his own fear toxin.]] Freeze's sole reason for being a criminal is removed as Nora convinces him to stop trying to save her and let her live out her final days with him. Ra's Al-Ghul, depending on the player's actions, is slowly dying after the Lazarus Pits have finally dried up, and is last seen barely even able to speak and on life support at the police station. Batman himself is either dead or in hiding, but either way both his and Bruce Wayne's reputations are irreparably destroyed and if he ever returns, it'll never be the same again.]]

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* The worlds in ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends'' all end with your character punching The Magician and his clones far into outer space, landing into the craters of a planetoid populated by devils that proceed to poke and prod them.


* While the other villains in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootMindOverMutant'' either run off or are shooed away by Aku Aku, Nina Cortex gets sent to Evil Public School against her will by her uncle Neo Cortex, out of retaliation on behalf of him being betrayed by her in the previous game.

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* While the other villains in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootMindOverMutant'' ''VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant'' either run off or are shooed away by Aku Aku, Nina Cortex gets sent to Evil Public School against her will by her uncle Neo Cortex, out of retaliation on behalf of him being betrayed by her in the previous game.

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* While the other villains in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootMindOverMutant'' either run off or are shooed away by Aku Aku, Nina Cortex gets sent to Evil Public School against her will by her uncle Neo Cortex, out of retaliation on behalf of him being betrayed by her in the previous game.


** "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E2TheTrial The Trial]]" ends with Blue Zircon getting carried away in her defense and recklessly accusing one of the Diamonds of shattering Pink Diamond. She immediately tries to backpedal but is smashed by Yellow Diamond, poofing her, before Yellow also electrocutes and poofs Yellow Zircon in a fit of rage. WordOfGod says that both Zircons are still alive, but in danger. [[spoiler:Even worse, Blue Zircon's logic wasn't bad and the conclusion was close to the truth, but she started from the faulty premise that Pink Diamond was really dead.]]

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** "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E2TheTrial The Trial]]" ends with Blue Zircon getting carried away in her defense and recklessly accusing one of the Diamonds of shattering Pink Diamond. She immediately tries to backpedal but is smashed by Yellow Diamond, poofing her, before Yellow also electrocutes and poofs Yellow Zircon in a fit of rage. WordOfGod says that both Zircons are still alive, but in danger. [[spoiler:Even worse, Blue Zircon's logic wasn't bad and the conclusion was close to the truth, but she started from the faulty premise that Pink Diamond was really dead.]]]] Both have a cameo in the movie showing they were eventually released unharmed.





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* ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' seemed safe as long as they were in ComicBookLimbo. Unfortunately, when they were brought back in the mid 2000's, their AnimalSuperheroes world had to become darker to reflect the DarkerAndEdgier mainstream DC Universe. As a result, Little Cheese was [[DroppedABridgeOnHim murdered]], and then came the ''Captain Carrot And the Final Ark'' mini-series. Their world had become uninhabitable, so Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew, and the other anthropomorphic animal superheroes arranged for an ark to take them to the Justa Lotta Animals' world, Earth C-Minus. However, because of a mishap, not only did they end up in the 'main' DC Universe Earth, but they were also turned into non-anthropomorphic animals who could not communicate with Franchise/{{Superman}} and the Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}. The mini-series ends with them stuck this way, and the DC heroes not knowing why this ship appeared filled with animals. Fortunately, there's good news: [[spoiler:The Monitor Nix Uotan broke down that bus to Hell by reverting the Zoo Crew into their original forms in time for the final battle of ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''.]]

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* ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' ''ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' seemed safe as long as they were in ComicBookLimbo. Unfortunately, when they were brought back in the mid 2000's, their AnimalSuperheroes world had to become darker to reflect the DarkerAndEdgier mainstream DC Universe. As a result, Little Cheese was [[DroppedABridgeOnHim murdered]], and then came the ''Captain Carrot And the Final Ark'' mini-series. Their world had become uninhabitable, so Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew, and the other anthropomorphic animal superheroes arranged for an ark to take them to the Justa Lotta Animals' world, Earth C-Minus. However, because of a mishap, not only did they end up in the 'main' DC Universe Earth, but they were also turned into non-anthropomorphic animals who could not communicate with Franchise/{{Superman}} and the Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}. The mini-series ends with them stuck this way, and the DC heroes not knowing why this ship appeared filled with animals. Fortunately, there's good news: [[spoiler:The Monitor Nix Uotan broke down that bus to Hell by reverting the Zoo Crew into their original forms in time for the final battle of ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''.]]



* In ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', Omega Supreme was badly damaged by a bomb [[spoiler: shortly before the return of Megatron]]. He was mentioned as still alive a couple of times (presumably so that he could return if [[MerchandiseDriven Hasbro ever released a new Omega Supreme toy]]) but he never recovered and died giving Bumblebee the information he had on [[PlanetEater Unicron]].

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* In ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise'', Omega Supreme was badly damaged by a bomb [[spoiler: shortly before the return of Megatron]]. He was mentioned as still alive a couple of times (presumably so that he could return if [[MerchandiseDriven Hasbro ever released a new Omega Supreme toy]]) but he never recovered and died giving Bumblebee the information he had on [[PlanetEater Unicron]].



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* The character Smiley from ''ComicStrip/{{Baldo}}''. She was originally Baldo's {{tomboy}}ish next door neighbor, and later became his girlfriend. WordOfGod was that the relationship wasn't interesting to write, so the characters broke up but decided to [[BetterAsFriends stay friends]]. A couple of months later, Smiley had some offscreen CharacterDerailment within the span of three days, culminating in an EvilMakeover to become, essentially, the AlphaBitch. Despite a claim from the author that she ''might'' return, Smiley hasn't been seen or mentioned in the comic since 2006.
* This happened to Josh in ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}''. While he was always obnoxious and disliked by other employees, he was initially just eager to be the best employee possible. However, after he was promoted to assistant manager, he became more and more antagonistic, culminating with him lying about receiving a job offer from a rival store in order to secure a big raise. After some time, his bosses discover that he lied about the offer, but opted not to fire him immediately due to it being the holiday season, and them needing all the help they could get. Josh eventually realized that his superiors had discovered his scheme, so he quickly found a new job before they had a chance to fire him. After Josh turned his two weeks notice in, he admitted to lying about the job offer and bragged about it. Josh was fired on the spot, not letting him work out his notice. He hasn't appeared since 2014, although he was mentioned in one 2016 strip.
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* The character Smiley from ''ComicStrip/{{Baldo}}''. She was originally Baldo's {{tomboy}}ish next door neighbor, and later became his girlfriend. WordOfGod was that the relationship wasn't interesting to write, so the characters broke up but decided to [[BetterAsFriends stay friends]]. A couple of months later, Smiley had some offscreen CharacterDerailment within the span of three days, culminating in an EvilMakeover to become, essentially, the AlphaBitch. Despite a claim from the author that she ''might'' return, Smiley hasn't been seen or mentioned in the comic since 2006.
* This happened to Josh in ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}''. While he was always obnoxious and disliked by other employees, he was initially just eager to be the best employee possible. However, after he was promoted to assistant manager, he became more and more antagonistic, culminating with him lying about receiving a job offer from a rival store in order to secure a big raise. After some time, his bosses discover that he lied about the offer, but opted not to fire him immediately due to it being the holiday season, and them needing all the help they could get. Josh eventually realized that his superiors had discovered his scheme, so he quickly found a new job before they had a chance to fire him. After Josh turned his two weeks notice in, he admitted to lying about the job offer and bragged about it. Josh was fired on the spot, not letting him work out his notice. He hasn't appeared since 2014, although he was mentioned in one 2016 strip.
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* The character Smiley from ''ComicStrip/{{Baldo}}''. She was originally Baldo's {{tomboy}}ish next door neighbor, and later became his girlfriend. WordOfGod was that the relationship wasn't interesting to write, so the characters broke up but decided to [[BetterAsFriends stay friends]]. A couple of months later, Smiley had some offscreen CharacterDerailment within the span of three days, culminating in an EvilMakeover to become, essentially, the AlphaBitch. Despite a claim from the author that she ''might'' return, Smiley hasn't been seen or mentioned in the comic since 2006.
* This happened to Josh in ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}''. While he was always obnoxious and disliked by other employees, he was initially just eager to be the best employee possible. However, after he was promoted to assistant manager, he became more and more antagonistic, culminating with him lying about receiving a job offer from a rival store in order to secure a big raise. After some time, his bosses discover that he lied about the offer, but opted not to fire him immediately due to it being the holiday season, and them needing all the help they could get. Josh eventually realized that his superiors had discovered his scheme, so he quickly found a new job before they had a chance to fire him. After Josh turned his two weeks notice in, he admitted to lying about the job offer and bragged about it. Josh was fired on the spot, not letting him work out his notice. He hasn't appeared since 2014, although he was mentioned in one 2016 strip.
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041217#.VvHTP-KLTIV Moloch von Zinzer]] - although his bus comes back four years later (or a couple of months later in comic-time), it doesn't change the fact that he was sent to ''sentient'' MalevolentArchitecture Castle Heterodyne for being part of a plot that he had no idea existed. It's so bad that when he asks for help from the guy that roped him into the plot in the first place, he gets given a ''[[CyanidePill poison pill]]'' that will kill him instantly, because it's better than living in the Castle. Nonetheless, he [[ActionSurvivor manages without it]] and as of twelve years later, the [[ChekhovsGun pill hasn't shown up again...]]

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041217#.VvHTP-KLTIV Moloch von Zinzer]] - -- although his bus comes back four years later (or a couple of months later in comic-time), it doesn't change the fact that he was sent to ''sentient'' MalevolentArchitecture Castle Heterodyne for being part of a plot that he had no idea existed. It's so bad that when he asks for help from the guy that roped him into the plot in the first place, he gets given a ''[[CyanidePill poison pill]]'' that will kill him instantly, because it's better than living in the Castle. Nonetheless, he [[ActionSurvivor manages without it]] and as of twelve years later, the [[ChekhovsGun pill hasn't shown up again...]]



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', [[spoiler:Soundwave]] ends the series trapped forever in a pocket dimension with no hope of escaping. He couldn't be killed so the best option the heroes had against him was to transport him into another world with no other life forms. [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise then,]] [[TheBusCameBack he escaped]].]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', [[spoiler:Soundwave]] ends the series trapped forever in a pocket dimension with no hope of escaping. He couldn't be killed so the best option the heroes had against him was to transport him into another world with no other life forms. [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise [[WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise2015 then,]] [[TheBusCameBack he escaped]].]]

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* Lucy was fired in the season 2 finale of Series/BlackIsh and [[{{Nepotism}} is replaced by the boss's]] AmbiguousDisorder [[{{Nepotism}} son.]] Fitting with her status as the ButtMonkey her firing was a massive HumiliationConga.


* ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' seemed safe as long as they were in ComicBookLimbo. Unfortunately, when they were brought back in the mid 2000's, their AnimalSuperheroes world had to become darker to reflect the DarkerAndEdgier mainstream DC Universe. As a result, Little Cheese was [[DroppedABridgeOnHim murdered]], and then came the ''Captain Carrot And the Final Ark'' mini-series. Their world had become uninhabitable, so Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew, and the other anthropomorphic animal superheroes arranged for an ark to take them to the Justa Lotta Animals' world, Earth C-Minus. However, because of a mishap, not only did they end up in the 'main' DC Universe Earth, but they were also turned into non-anthropomorphic animals who could not communicate with Franchise/{{Superman}} and the Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}. The mini-series ends with them stuck this way, and the DC heroes not knowing why this ship appeared filled with animals. The whole ending seemed to be DC's TakeThat at those requesting the return of the Zoo Crew, and their way of telling them that funny animal superheroes have no place in the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism new, more cynical DC Universe]]. Actually, WordOfGod (if DC is to be believed) was that the Zoo Crew's fate was supposed to spur fans into demanding their return. Fortunately, there's good news: [[spoiler:The Monitor Nix Uotan broke down that bus to Hell by reverting the Zoo Crew into their original forms in time for the final battle of ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''.]]

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* ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' seemed safe as long as they were in ComicBookLimbo. Unfortunately, when they were brought back in the mid 2000's, their AnimalSuperheroes world had to become darker to reflect the DarkerAndEdgier mainstream DC Universe. As a result, Little Cheese was [[DroppedABridgeOnHim murdered]], and then came the ''Captain Carrot And the Final Ark'' mini-series. Their world had become uninhabitable, so Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew, and the other anthropomorphic animal superheroes arranged for an ark to take them to the Justa Lotta Animals' world, Earth C-Minus. However, because of a mishap, not only did they end up in the 'main' DC Universe Earth, but they were also turned into non-anthropomorphic animals who could not communicate with Franchise/{{Superman}} and the Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}. The mini-series ends with them stuck this way, and the DC heroes not knowing why this ship appeared filled with animals. The whole ending seemed to be DC's TakeThat at those requesting the return of the Zoo Crew, and their way of telling them that funny animal superheroes have no place in the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism new, more cynical DC Universe]]. Actually, WordOfGod (if DC is to be believed) was that the Zoo Crew's fate was supposed to spur fans into demanding their return. Fortunately, there's good news: [[spoiler:The Monitor Nix Uotan broke down that bus to Hell by reverting the Zoo Crew into their original forms in time for the final battle of ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''.]]


*** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when it turns out that Klara is happy with her new foster parents, albeit it still took some time for her to accept them because they were gay men.

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*** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when it turns out that Klara is happy with her new foster parents, albeit it still took some time for her to accept them because they were gay men.


*** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when it turns out that Klara is happy with her new foster parents, albeit it still took some time for her to accept them because they were gay.

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*** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when it turns out that Klara is happy with her new foster parents, albeit it still took some time for her to accept them because they were gay.gay men.

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