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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.
26th Dec '15 3:41:16 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.
10th Nov '15 1:59:56 PM StFan
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* In ''{{Trese}}'', it is only after a major battle with an old war demon that the heroine, Alexandra Trese, and her companions remember that it is her birthday. By this time, a lot of damage has been done to the city, Trese herself is recovering from some battle wounds, and her two sidekicks have very nearly been murdered by their own father.

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* In ''{{Trese}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Trese}}'', it is only after a major battle with an old war demon that the heroine, Alexandra Trese, and her companions remember that it is her birthday. By this time, a lot of damage has been done to the city, Trese herself is recovering from some battle wounds, and her two sidekicks have very nearly been murdered by their own father.



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2nd Nov '15 10:08:01 PM VVK
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Something awful happens. The lovers finally break up, the heroes get captured, a beloved character dies, TheBadGuyWins...and after the smoke clears, one of the characters suddenly remembers that today is their birthday.

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Something awful happens. The lovers finally break up, the heroes get captured, a beloved character dies, TheBadGuyWins... and after the smoke clears, one of the characters suddenly remembers that today is their birthday.


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* ''WebComic/SluggyFreelance'': In "Stick Figure Tales of Cotton", Dr. Ironologue is squashed by a giant gorilla and then remarks that it was ironic because it's his birthday, [[DudeNotIronic but the others don't buy it]]. It's a lot less subtle than the usual example.
30th Oct '15 7:33:37 AM captainmarkle
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* In {{Worm}}, Skitter just can't catch a break.

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



* Whenever it's a birthday for a member of {{Hatfilms}}, a special video goes up of the other two planning a "special treat" for the birthday boy. Recent birthday videos have essentially been the other two members physically and psychologically torturing the third with "birthday quizzes", where wrong answers end in destroyed gifts and having to eat food with a new ingredient that makes it taste disgusting.

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* Whenever it's a birthday for a member of {{Hatfilms}}, LetsPlay/HatFilms, a special video goes up of the other two planning a "special treat" for the birthday boy. Recent birthday videos have essentially been the other two members physically and psychologically torturing the third with "birthday quizzes", where wrong answers end in destroyed gifts and having to eat food with a new ingredient that makes it taste disgusting. Ironically, their previous birthday videos just involved opening fanmail.
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