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15th Aug '16 10:56:47 AM captainlupin
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*In the episode “Eat, Spray, Linda” on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', it’s Linda’s birthday and she’s having a rough day. While her family works hard to make a perfect spa day, she’s sent out to fetch groceries so she doesn’t peek and ruin the surprise. She ends up stuck behind a woman at the counter who takes forever to buy her items (and stole her place in line!), has the family car pinned between two giant vehicles in the parking lot, locks her keys and phone in the car by accident and herself out of the vehicle as a result, gets gum in her hair, no one will give her the time of day to use their phone to call home, rips her pants and ends up wearing a grocery bag as a diaper, ends up on a bus going to the wrong wharf and ends up hours away, walks home for miles on end, gets sprayed by a skunk (presumably by two separate skunks or by the same skunk twice), breaks her glasses, has to ride in the back of a horse trailer to get close to home, and runs into the same snooty woman at the grocery store, refusing to let her have passage through a street blocked off for a chalk festival all because she hadn’t been “nicer” in line, and is called a hag not two minutes later.
**It gets better at the end after her family, who have spent hours looking for her, come home to find her crawling through the kitchen window she just broke in through and finally is able to have her spa day. And Bob learned more about her in the hours he spent searching for her from various places and people, partially thanks to the kids Gene, Louise, and Tina.
29th Jul '16 10:32:42 PM RisefromYourGrave
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->-- '''Lilo''', ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''

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->-- '''Lilo''', '''Lilo Pelekai''', ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''
29th Jul '16 7:42:43 PM X2X
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** In ''VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity'', AWACS Sky-Eye notes that the date of Operation Bunker Shot is also his birthday and, like his Strangereal counterpart, urges the UNF forces to score a decisive victory due to the occasion as part of the WholePlotReference to ''04''.
* ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'': The [[ZombieApocalypse Cordyceps outbreak]], along with [[spoiler: the [[AdultFear death of his daughter]]]], occurred mere hours after Joel's birthday.

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** In AWACS Sky-Eye in ''VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity'', AWACS Sky-Eye [[WholePlotReference like his Strangereal counterpart]], notes that the date of Operation Bunker Shot is also his birthday and, like his Strangereal counterpart, and urges the UNF forces to score a decisive victory due to the occasion as part of the WholePlotReference to ''04''.
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* ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'': The [[ZombieApocalypse Cordyceps outbreak]], along with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the [[AdultFear death of his daughter]]]], occurred mere hours after Joel's birthday.
29th Jul '16 7:17:28 PM X2X
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** In ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'', the AWACS Sky Eye tells the pilots it's his birthday in the BackFromTheBrink mission, implicitly asking them to give him victory for a present. Happens again exactly one InUniverse year later, during the decisive battle for Farbanti.

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** In ''VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies'', the AWACS Sky Eye [=SkyEye=] tells the pilots it's his birthday in the BackFromTheBrink mission, implicitly asking them to give him victory for a present. Happens again exactly one InUniverse year later, during the decisive battle for Farbanti.


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** In ''VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity'', AWACS Sky-Eye notes that the date of Operation Bunker Shot is also his birthday and, like his Strangereal counterpart, urges the UNF forces to score a decisive victory due to the occasion as part of the WholePlotReference to ''04''.
14th Jul '16 9:27:37 AM GreatWyrmGold
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Skitter just can't catch a break.

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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Skitter Taylor just can't catch a break.



'''Taylor''' [''remembering she was fighting the Slaughterhouse Nine then'']: Oh.\\
'''Kurt:''' That's the saddest goddamn thing I ever heard.

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'''Taylor''' [''remembering she was fighting the [[TheDreaded Slaughterhouse Nine Nine]] then'']: Oh.\\
'''Kurt:''' That's the saddest goddamn thing I ever heard.[[labelnote:*]]Note that Kurt is unaware that Taylor had been doing anything especially dangerous.[[/labelnote]]
7th Jul '16 2:10:08 AM harostar
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** The sequel strikes again, with the climatic battle between Kaneki and Arima taking place on the eve of their shared birthday. [[spoiler: It concludes with Arima dying in Kaneki's arms, having committed suicide on his 33rd birthday]].
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.]]
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