Eat a bowl of Trix. Despite many, many attempts, is only achieved when the company holds a vote, and the voters overwhelmingly support giving the rabbit some damn Trix. In an early commercial for Trix, he actually did get a bite of trix.
You can see the commercial Here. Of course, it doesn't help that he gets the Trix and then proceeds to dance around, singing about the flavors, giving the kids plenty of time to steal it back. Trix used to have the Trix Vote every presidential Election year. Trix Rabbit won in , , and The election wasn't run again since One commercial was outright cruel about it, as the Rabbit DID get a bowl of Trix at one point, but as he goes to pour the milk, the carton was empty, prompting " Got Milk?
Cocoa Puffs had Sonny the Cuckoo Bird, who was always trying to avoid going "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs" but never quite making it. Although, there was one commercial where he turned the tables on one of the kids and made him go cuckoo for it.
For that matter, that leprechaun never achieved his goal of keeping his Lucky Charms Cereal. It seems that kids love dicking around with cereal mascots. Fred, Barney, and Barney sneak-swiping Fruity Pebbles. Fortunately, this ended around , switching to Fred and Barney cheerfully eating cereal together, except with Barney testing to see what less than 64 pebbles on your tongue does.
The short is a parody of dating sims while Tatsumi and Esdeath are trapped on a desert island. No matter what he clicks on the menu the choice automatically goes to the one that makes Esdeath advance on him. At one point Esdeath is slowly coming at him and all of the menu choices read 'Take Me Now'.
Not even him clicking the option button works. Baki, and just about every other fighter in the series, dreams of beating Yujiro.
The only fighter who's ever come within a thousand miles of beginning to give Yujiro a decent fight is Kaku Kaioh, and that all went south as soon as Yujiro figured out the secret to his Xiao-Lee technique. Now the manga has ended and Yujiro's still undefeated. Seems like someone's the Creator's Pet.
Not counting the many times they submitted one-shots or names that got rejected even before they could be considered for serialization, their first manga, Detective Trap, gets canceled and their second manga, Tanto, ends after they decide that they're unable to make it popular enough, and that it would likely be canceled before it got an anime.
Their third manga, PCP, defies the Rule of Three when parental concerns that kids will imitate the "perfect crimes" prevents it from getting sponsors for an anime despite being popular. They're secure in their manga career for now, but they're back to square one as far as getting an anime goes. In Berserk , this was deconstructed and then horribly, horribly reconstructed in the case of Griffith's dream of getting his own kingdom through winning the Kingdom of Midland's war against the Tudor Empire.
All he had to do was wait around for the right moment to get Princess Charlotte's hand in marriage and the kingdom would be his. Of course, taking place in the Berserkerverse , you knew that this was too easy to accomplish.
So after everything falls apart for Griffith which was actually partially his doing, since he took Guts' departure AFTER winning the war little over the top , which led to his erratic behavior with Princess Charlotte , which led to his horrible imprisonment and torture and his dream looked all but destroyed Griffith has the chance to go after his dream again!
By making the most vile and horrible of all decisions that he could possibly make! Subverted in Chrono Crusade to earth-shattering effect, when Aion actually successfully goes through with the Atonement Ritual. And failure is the only option for the heroes. Cowboy Bebop The crew of the BeBop: But, some random technicality or accident always prevents them from actually getting the reward and escaping Perpetual Poverty — and worse, any money they DO get is usually bled away to nothing by the bills run up by Spike's destructive tendencies on the job.
From the very beginning of the series: What happened to the million-woolong reward we got for that last guy? The repair bill from that cruiser you wrecked And they always pass on the opportunity to get rich by less ethical means. For example, once they stumbled onto a secret that could make them billionaires, but when they blackmail the Gate Corporation with it, all they demand is that they stop trying to find an old man their resident kid hacker has befriended in online chess games If the police found out that he was Kira, they would catch him and lock him up and Ryuk , realizing that Light could no longer provide him with any more entertainment, would've written his name in the titular Artifact of Doom , killing him.
If, however, the police had not found out that Light was Kira and he had killed all who were threats him and erased all clues pointing in the direction of him being Kira, then Ryuk would've realized that Victory Is Boring and, since Light could no longer provide him with any more entertainment, he would've written Light's name in the Death Note, killing him. No matter how many times you throw yourself at the big bad of the week, you will always fail.
Only Goku is allowed to vanquish the monster once and for all. The only few times this did not happen was during the fight with Vegeta who was taken down by Yajirobe, Great Ape Gohan and Krillin with Goku's Spirit Bomb, while he did defeat Frieza, then with Gohan who defeated Cell, and even then Goku assisted from beyond the grave. The only two times that Goku wasn't involved was [a] when Garlic Jr. This trope is lampshaded by Piccolo in the Saiyan Saga after he gets a called out for berating Gohan for getting frightened while fighting Nappa.
Piccolo silently admits that it doesn't matter they do against Nappa, Piccolo realizes that if Vegeta is ordering Nappa around than Vegeta much be even stronger , so even if Nappa is defeated, the heroes would have to face an even stronger villain.
He was right, as not even Goku was able to defeat Vegeta. Frieza obtaining his wish on the titular Dragon Balls for immortality during the Namek Saga turned out to be this. When Frieza did obtain all seven balls, he runs into a problem where he has no idea how to actually use them. Unlike Earth's Dragon Balls which could be used by anybody; Namek's Dragon Balls required a password which had to be spoken in Namekian, something he never anticipated as he killed every Namekian they came across.
But on top of that; the dragon the balls summoned, Porunga, only responds to wishes spoken in Namekian, something Frieza learned the hard way when he tried and failed to wish for immortality from Porunga, just for his wish to be ignored.
Renton's quest to sneak a kiss to Eureka. He succeeds beyond that: Eureka reveals she loves him and shares a real kiss with him. Excel Saga — Goal: Between Excel's energetic stupidity, Hyatt's penchant for dying and coming back to life sometimes multiple times within an episode and Il Palazzo's side hobbies , it doesn't look like the citizens will be subjugated any time soon. Il Palazzo starts a electronics company and floods Fukuoka with cheap and effective products, earning him a lot of influence in Fukuoka.
Il Palazzo doesn't progress from there though, and starts to feel like he has gotten sidetracked. Il Palazzo gets rid of Excel near the end of the series and successfully conquers the city in the next episode. In both instances, Il Palazzo does a lot better once he gets rid of Excel.
The goal in the anime version of Fullmetal Alchemist is to create the Philosopher's Stone, and once it's actually created, the only way for the brothers to accomplish their goal is to have Al die. Failure IS the only option, even until the end.
Aim to earn money to clear debt. Girls Go Around Goal: Get out of the Time Loops. Overall works, until the final chapter reveals the true goal of the time loop! Have everyone manage to graduate from high school without one of them dying. If Kyousuke is saved, Chihiro dies. When Kyousuke saves Chihiro, Shiina ends up getting run over by a car. If Shiina is saved, the Class Rep ends up dying. Class Rep survives, Izumi dies. And if Izumi is saved, Ootsuka dies In Green Worldz , Iwatobi always falls short of killing Acacia in both the original and new timeline.
Haruhi-chan - Nyoron Churuya-san: Stop people from using Hell Correspondence to send people to Hell, and thus damning themselves in the process. No matter how close he gets to stopping somebody from pulling the red thread on the Curse Doll , they'll always do it.
Probably the worst example is in episode 18, where a Fat Bastard Rich Bitch has been holding a little girl's dogs hostage and killing them whenever she suspects the little girl might be telling somebody about what she's doing.
Both Hajime, the little girl's teacher AND two police officers manage to break into her house when they hear the little girl over the intercom begging the Rich Bitch not to kill the puppies one of the dogs had, and subdue her, uncovering the fact that she'd not only murdered her parents to get her inheritance, but also her infant son to keep him from potentially trying to steal her money.
At first it seems that Hajime finally stopped somebody from pulling the thread, and was just moments away from taking the doll from her, when she discovers that the Rich Bitch had already drowned the puppies in the bathtub There's one exception to the rule, and even then the show leaves it ambiguous as to whether or not the victim will simply try again. In Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san the protagonist has an adorable "war" going with his cute classmate, with each of them trying to get the other to blush and react to their antics.
It's very obvious she is always going to win every single one of these contests, although "failure" is a relative term when you have the cutest girl in the class paying this much attention to you. Humanity was doomed no matter what happened. In the middle of the arena, we have Shinji who decides to settle it all quickly and initiates the Third Impact and kills humanity by himself.
Despite having fought to prevent this the whole time. Nerima Daikon Brothers — Goal: Get enough money to buy a dome for the band to play in. Even after defeating the villain and getting enough money to buy the dome, something happens The people usually come back for their money , and the band ends up just as penniless if not in debt by the end of the episode.
Even the siblings couldn't best each other over matches of poker game and ended up no contest. Naturally she either screws them up or is unwilling to learn from her mistakes to try again. Instead, partially due to the fact they are Blessed with Suck in the form of having a Grappler ship a very rare and large ship that consequently costs a fortune in docking fees, ammo and basic maintenance that is sought after by the Kei Pirates which means they're constantly getting shot up and thusly needing to spend more money on ammo and repairs , they're constantly on the edge of bankruptcy.
The one time it looks like they might succeed, heading after an ancient sunken Outlaw ship containing a stolen shipment of Unobtanium , they succeed In the very end, Gene manages to survive the whole Galactic Leyline incident and gets just enough notoriety to get the honor of a nickname in the Outlaw's hangout Blue Heaven: Yup, he's still at it, his nickname is a joke.
At least it's not all thorns for him, though; he's used to space now and he's even got a girlfriend. He'll always lose no matter what the only time he won was in the Orange Islands, and that was filler.