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1* ''[[ Stick to the Foaluma]]'' is this trope PlayedForDrama in a terrifying fashion. Silver Spoon begins to realize how her and Diamond's lives seem to revolve around torturing the CMC and tries to change it...[[spoiler:only for the computer controlling the show to ''literally'' press the ResetButton and {{Ret Gone}} it completely]].* Interestingly played with in ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops''. Since the whole plot is an episodic collection of [[GroundhogDayLoop time loops]] that various universes are forced into while the Admins repair the Multiverse, a lot of things are constantly reset to "normal" and there is no end in sight for the repairs. But the characters that are aware of the time loops grow and develop....* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', this is PlayedForDrama. In episodes 5 and 9, [=ProtoMan's=] HeelFaceTurn and promotion are temporary, but have lasting effects on him and other characters. [=ProtoMan=] even leaves episode 9 in worse shape than when he started.* Averted in the rewrite of ''FanFic/CalvinAndHobbesIILostAtSea''* A major theme of ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. Sure Sonic and his friends stopped Dark Tails and saved the galaxy... but the endless conflict between Maledict and Allysion continues, [[TheBadGuyWins they both got what they wanted in the end]], and there's nothing anyone can do to stop them. [[spoiler: Until the CruelTwistEnding.]]* A common complaint with ''[[ That Look]]'' is that Naruto never manages to grow as a character. Every time he appears to be a DumbassNoMore, he does something [[WhatAnIdiot mind-numbingly stupid]] (such as not understanding the point of attacking a reservoir that supplies seventy percent of Suna's water, despite knowing Suna is in a desert). Furthermore, characters will comment on his growth only to insist he's still just a dumb kid a few chapters later. Combined with this is the fact his relationship with Anko never either moves forward or actually ends.* InUniverse example in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''. In their first encounter, [[EldritchAbomination [=MissingNo=]]] basically suggests to Ash this was the case in the old timeline, saying he and his friends lived in near eternal joy and happiness, yet no matter how hard they tried, their dreams were always above them as if through an impenetrable glass ceiling. ** The story also [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] the idea of breaking Ash and the others from this trope. While Ash is frustrated by not being able to win a league, [=MissingNo=] points out that the Status Quo prevents things from getting too dark, and now that things have changed, all of them paid an EquivalentExchange for the chance to fulfill their dreams, even none of them chose to. In short, breaking the Status Quo means they have to face issues none of them ever had to deal with, none of which are pretty.* Explicitly defied in ''Fanfic/TheWebOfTheSpiderMan''. The author has explicitly stated that he does not want to use "Parker luck" as a HandWave for keeping Peter in PerpetualPoverty. He'll instead be at the mercy of the choices he ([[ChooseYourOwnAdventure and the readers]]) make and however the dice roll.* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fan fiction series ''Fanfic/DannyPhantomLostEpisodesSeries'' These stories are set during season 3, and don't make any big changes to season 3.


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