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14th Jun '16 4:29:57 AM SeaRover
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* In chapter 24 of the ''Anime/LuckyStar'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11397471/25/I-Was-Kagami-Hiiragi I Was Kagami Hiiragi]]'', Dr. Nagisa Kishimoto explains to Kagami how her sister, [[BigBad Yuka Miyakawa]], became the way she is. When Yuka turned nine, she was brought on a "vacation" by her uncle to a cabin in the woods. Upon reaching their destination, said uncle proceeded to rape and torture her for two days until a pair of hikers heard her screaming, came in, and saw what was really going on. Long story short, things only went downhill from there.

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* In chapter 24 of the ''Anime/LuckyStar'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11397471/25/I-Was-Kagami-Hiiragi I Was Kagami Hiiragi]]'', Dr. Nagisa Kishimoto explains to Kagami how her sister, [[BigBad Yuka Miyakawa]], [[StartOfDarkness became the way she is.is]]. When Yuka turned nine, she was brought on a "vacation" by her uncle to a cabin in the woods. Upon reaching their destination, said uncle proceeded to rape and torture her for two days until a pair of hikers heard her screaming, came in, and saw what was really going on. Long story short, things only went downhill from there.
14th Jun '16 3:05:35 AM SeaRover
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* In chapter 24 of the ''Anime/LuckyStar'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11397471/25/I-Was-Kagami-Hiiragi I Was Kagami Hiiragi]]'', Dr. Nagisa Kishimoto explains to Kagami how her sister, [[BigBad Yuka Miyakawa]], became the way she is. When Yuka turned nine, she was brought on a "vacation" by her uncle to a cabin in the woods. Upon reaching their destination, said uncle proceeded to rape and torture her for two days until a pair of hikers heard her screaming, came in, and saw what was really going on. Long story short, things only went downhill from there.
29th May '16 8:11:19 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' has a very subtle example, for those paying attention. December 20th is the date given for the day Kaneki broke under torture and decided to give up on his humanity, embracing his Ghoul nature and gaining several [[RedRightHand dramatic]] [[DiseaseBleach physical]] [[WhiteHairBlackHeart changes]] in the process. It also happened to be his 19th birthday, adding to the symbolism of his "rebirth".

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'':
** ''Tokyo Ghoul''
has a very subtle example, for those paying attention. December 20th is the date given for the day Kaneki broke under torture and decided to give up on his humanity, embracing his Ghoul nature and gaining several [[RedRightHand dramatic]] [[DiseaseBleach physical]] [[WhiteHairBlackHeart changes]] in the process. It also happened to be his 19th birthday, adding to the symbolism of his "rebirth".


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* The final episode of ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' takes place on Ririka's eleventh birthday. Ririka [[spoiler:undergoes a HeroicSacrifice]] on her birthday.
17th May '16 12:43:40 PM AndyLA
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* This is part of the premise behind the DC classic ''Comicbook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything''. Superman is attacked with a fake birthday present sent by Mongul, and when Batman, Robin[[note]]Jason Todd at the time[[/note]] and Wonder Woman unsuspectingly come for the party, they are forced to fight him to save Supes.



* In the surprisingly good ''[[Series/TheYoungOnes Young Ones]]'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5011650/1/The_Unforgiven The Unforgiven]]'', this trope gradually unfolds through [[NamedByTheAdaptation Miranda Balowski’s]] journals and memorial service: [[spoiler:she spent her sixteenth birthday giving birth to Vyvyan, and her parents threw them both out of the house shortly afterward.]]

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* In the surprisingly good ''[[Series/TheYoungOnes Young Ones]]'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5011650/1/The_Unforgiven The Unforgiven]]'', this trope gradually unfolds through [[NamedByTheAdaptation Miranda Balowski’s]] Balowski's]] journals and memorial service: [[spoiler:she spent her sixteenth birthday giving birth to Vyvyan, and her parents threw them both out of the house shortly afterward.]]
12th Apr '16 12:04:01 PM Piando
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* In ''Fanfic/HowIBecameYours'', Katara miscarries her unborn son Kuzon a day before her birthday. Unfortunately, her choice of [[LampshadeHanging emphasizing]] ''[[ItsAllAboutMe the timing]]'' makes her come off as [[DesignatedHero unsympathetic]].

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* In ''Fanfic/HowIBecameYours'', ''Webcomic /HowIBecameYours'', Katara miscarries her unborn son Kuzon a day before her birthday. Unfortunately, her choice of [[LampshadeHanging emphasizing]] ''[[ItsAllAboutMe the timing]]'' makes her come off as [[DesignatedHero unsympathetic]].



* In {{Unsounded}}, [[spoiler: Duane Adelier]] and his daughter were heading home on her birthday, when they were both brutally murdered by a group of muggers. One of the last things [[spoiler: Daune]] saw before his eyes were gouged out was his daughter's lifeless corpse lying in front of him.

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* In {{Unsounded}}, Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}, [[spoiler: Duane Adelier]] and his daughter were heading home on her birthday, when they were both brutally murdered by a group of muggers. One of the last things [[spoiler: Daune]] saw before his eyes were gouged out was his daughter's lifeless corpse lying in front of him.
18th Mar '16 1:28:25 PM ObsidianFire
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** By season 6, the Scoobies are [[GenreSavvy all but expecting it]], and accordingly don't make any major celebration plans.

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** By season 6, the Scoobies are [[GenreSavvy all but expecting it]], it, and accordingly don't make any major celebration plans.
3rd Mar '16 8:51:56 PM JustCause
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* In ''Literature/DresdenFiles'', Dresden's birthday [[SignificantBirthDate (Halloween)]] is a night of magic and the supernatural. Naturally, this means that he spends his birthdays trying to save the world. In one story, he's stopping necromancers from achieving godhood when his brother wishes him a happy birthday and Dresden's surprised anyone remembered.
31st Jan '16 1:45:28 PM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug,'' Adrien's best friend Nino wants to throw him a birthday party, but winds up turning into a monster so that Adrien has to fight him. Adrien takes it pretty well, though.
** Side character Nathanael gets it worse: ''he'' gets turned into a monster on his birthday, after getting embarrassed by the AlphaBitch in front of his crush and the rest of their class.
26th Dec '15 3:42:30 PM Green70
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Alternately the character is aware it is their birthday, in fact there's a party just for them. But during the party there is an attack, a conversation between two characters, a revelation, ect. that disturbs (and often ends) the party. Basically the party is used as a reason to have all the characters be in the same place. That way they are conveniently together when the supervillain attacks instead of needing to be called, especially crucial if the characters are adults with day jobs or secret identities and wouldn't naturally be spending time together without a cause. This party is why the people who have been avoiding each other will finally have to talk. This gathering of people is how the secret comes out (someone reveals it not knowing it's a secret or someone being drunk both common causes) and the revelation has more of an impact because now everyone knows not just the few people it effects.

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Alternately the character is aware it is their birthday, in fact there's a party just for them. But during the party there is an attack, a conversation between two characters, a revelation, ect.etc. that disturbs (and often ends) the party. Basically the party is used as a reason to have all the characters be in the same place. That way they are conveniently together when the supervillain attacks instead of needing to be called, especially crucial if the characters are adults with day jobs or secret identities and wouldn't naturally be spending time together without a cause. This party is why the people who have been avoiding each other will finally have to talk. This gathering of people is how the secret comes out (someone reveals it not knowing it's a secret or someone being drunk both common causes) and the revelation has more of an impact because now everyone knows not just the few people it effects.
26th Dec '15 3:42:03 PM Green70
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Alternately the character is aware it is their birthday, in fact there's a party just for them. But during the party there is an attack, a conversation between two characters, a revelation, that disturbed the party. Basically the party is used as a reason to have all the characters be in the same place. That way they are conveniently together when the supervillain attacks instead of needing to be called, especially crucial if the characters are adults with day jobs or secret identities and wouldn't naturally be spending time together without a cause. This party is why the people who have been avoiding each other will finally have to talk. This gathering of people is how the secret comes out (someone reveals it not knowing it's a secret or someone being drunk both common causes) and the revelation has more of an impact because now everyone knows not just the few people it effects.

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Alternately the character is aware it is their birthday, in fact there's a party just for them. But during the party there is an attack, a conversation between two characters, a revelation, ect. that disturbed disturbs (and often ends) the party. Basically the party is used as a reason to have all the characters be in the same place. That way they are conveniently together when the supervillain attacks instead of needing to be called, especially crucial if the characters are adults with day jobs or secret identities and wouldn't naturally be spending time together without a cause. This party is why the people who have been avoiding each other will finally have to talk. This gathering of people is how the secret comes out (someone reveals it not knowing it's a secret or someone being drunk both common causes) and the revelation has more of an impact because now everyone knows not just the few people it effects.
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