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25th Nov '16 1:43:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''BadBoy'': In this KoreanDrama, the death of Gun Wook's ForgottenFallenFriend from the orphanage begins his revenge against the rich family that [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned]] him.

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* ''BadBoy'': ''Series/BadBoy'': In this KoreanDrama, the death of Gun Wook's ForgottenFallenFriend from the orphanage begins his revenge against the rich family that [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned]] him.
21st Oct '16 11:51:40 AM Chriseindt
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** The Winchester boys can come BackFromTheDead all they want. Their mother? DeaderThanDead. [[DisposableWoman Sam's girlfriend]]? KilledOffForReal.
** Also, their dad was KilledOffForReal after "In My Time of Dying." (Sure, he returned as a ghost in "All Hell Breaks Loose," but that doesn't count -- their mother returned as a ghost as well and then she got DeaderThanDead.)
** Bobby Singer after his death in season 7. He still usually shows up OnceASeason or so as a ghost, spirit, figment of Sam's imagination etc., but he always stays dead. This is especially jarring because, unlike the above two, Bobby was killed off after [[DeathIsCheap Death Became Cheap]] and has even requested they find a way to bring him back. But they never do so, despite it being as trivial as asking their angel friend Castiel for a favor, just because ''some'' deaths have to stick for there to be any danger to the heroes.

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** The Winchester boys can come BackFromTheDead all they want. Their mother? DeaderThanDead. [[DisposableWoman Sam's girlfriend]]? KilledOffForReal.
** Also, their dad was KilledOffForReal after "In My Time of Dying." (Sure, he returned as a ghost in "All Hell Breaks Loose," but that doesn't count -- their count)
** Their
mother returned as a ghost as well and then she got DeaderThanDead.)
DeaderThanDead. To bring her back in the finale of season 11 it needed the Power of God's sister.
** Bobby Singer after his death in season 7. He still usually shows up OnceASeason or so as a ghost, spirit, figment of Sam's imagination etc., but he always stays dead. This is especially jarring because, unlike the above two, Bobby was killed off after [[DeathIsCheap Death Became Cheap]] and has even requested they find a way to bring him back. But they never do so, despite it being as trivial as asking their angel friend Castiel for a favor, just because ''some'' deaths have to stick for there to be any danger to the heroes.
18th Oct '16 4:10:49 PM nombretomado
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* Tombstone of ''FreedomForce'' was framed for the murder of his wife (see up) but the execution wound up transforming him into his super[[NinetiesAntiHero "hero"]] self.

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* Tombstone of ''FreedomForce'' ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' was framed for the murder of his wife (see up) but the execution wound up transforming him into his super[[NinetiesAntiHero "hero"]] self.
18th Oct '16 4:05:48 PM nombretomado
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* Tombstone's wife in ''FreedomForce'' was killed by a neighbor [[IfICantHaveYou in revenge for turning him down]] (also see the own death section)

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* Tombstone's wife in ''FreedomForce'' ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' was killed by a neighbor [[IfICantHaveYou in revenge for turning him down]] (also see the own death section)
17th Oct '16 1:55:25 AM LadyCia
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** Bobby Singer after his death in season 7. He still usually shows up OnceASeason or so as a ghost, spirit, figment of Sam's imagination etc., but he always stays dead. This is especially jarring because, unlike the above two, Bobby was killed off after [[DeathIsCheap Death Became Cheap]] and has even requested they find a way to bring him back. But they never do so, despite it being as trivial as asking their angel friend Castiel for a favor, just because ''some'' deaths have to stick for there to be any danger to the heroes.
16th Oct '16 11:04:41 AM Malvina
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16th Oct '16 11:04:37 AM Malvina
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* Liv of "Series/{{iZombie}}"dies and becomes a zombie within minutes from the start of the first episode. This gives her the powers that she will use to solve murders.
8th Oct '16 5:51:54 PM Dravencour
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* ''Literature/TheSpider'', Richard Wentworth, fought crime after the death of his wife and daughter.



* ''Literature/TheSpider'', Richard Wentworth, fought crime after the death of his wife and daughter.



* The Domino Lady's father, a senator, assassinated by a criminal group, inspired her to fight crime.




* FinalFantasyVII has several cases of this: Aerith's biological mother, Cloud's mother and Tifa's Father being among those we're aware of having Died By Origin Story at a fairly early point in the game - in fact, the death of her father in [[DoomedHometown the Nibelheim Incident]], which also took Cloud's mother's life, was what prompted Tifa to join TheResistance against Shinra, since she blamed them for his death. Taking this even further though, to a gutwrenching extreme, is Zack Fair [[spoiler:the SOLDIER who saved Cloud's life after the Nibelheim Incident, and whom Cloud is [[BreakTheCutie so traumatized at losing]], he winds up with severe mental health issues that plague him for the entire original game and well into the sequel materials, including dissociation, flashbacks, and [[UnreliableNarrator memory issues]] that extend to forgetting for some time that Zack ever even existed; the experience of seeing him die was so horrific it caused ''all'' of this...and therefore some of the [[MindScrew most memorable]] elements of the game]]. Zack also falls prey to the "prequel" variation of the trope: he's the hero, Point of View Character, and PlayerCharacter in the prequel game ''Crisis Core''...meaning any player who knows the canon of the original game, released about decade earlier, is aware that he's [[spoiler:going to die having never made it back to Midgar. Oh, and for bonus points, we know that Cloud, by the time a few more weeks rolls around and he meets Tifa again? Will forget he ever existed, let alone the Heroic Sacrifice he made to save Cloud. ''[[TearJerker Ouch]]'']].
* Tombstone's wife in ''FreedomForce'' was killed by a neighbor in revenge for turning him down (also see the own death section)

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\n* FinalFantasyVII has several cases of this: Aerith's biological mother, Cloud's mother and Tifa's Father father being among those we're aware of having Died By Origin Story at a fairly early point in the game - in fact, the death of her father in [[DoomedHometown the Nibelheim Incident]], which also took Cloud's mother's life, was what prompted Tifa to join TheResistance against Shinra, since she blamed them for his death. Taking this even further though, to a gutwrenching gut-wrenching extreme, is Zack Fair [[spoiler:the SOLDIER who saved Cloud's life after the Nibelheim Incident, and whom Cloud is [[BreakTheCutie so traumatized at losing]], he winds up with severe mental health issues that plague him for the entire original game and well into the sequel materials, including dissociation, flashbacks, and [[UnreliableNarrator memory issues]] that extend to forgetting for some time that Zack ever even existed; the experience of seeing him die was so horrific it caused ''all'' of this...and therefore some of the [[MindScrew most memorable]] elements of the game]]. Zack also falls prey to the "prequel" variation of the trope: he's the hero, Point of View Character, and PlayerCharacter in the prequel game ''Crisis Core''...meaning any player who knows the canon of the original game, released about decade earlier, is aware that he's [[spoiler:going to die having never made it back to Midgar. Oh, and for bonus points, we know that Cloud, by the time a few more weeks rolls around and he meets Tifa again? Will forget he ever existed, let alone the Heroic Sacrifice he made to save Cloud. ''[[TearJerker Ouch]]'']].
* Tombstone's wife in ''FreedomForce'' was killed by a neighbor [[IfICantHaveYou in revenge for turning him down down]] (also see the own death section)



* Similarly in Bioware's other RPG, ''Franchise/MassEffect'' two of the three possible backstories for Commander have his/her parents dead by default either because Shepard grew up on the streets or because of a Batarian attack.

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* Similarly in Bioware's other RPG, ''Franchise/MassEffect'' two of the three possible backstories for Commander have his/her parents dead by default either because Shepard grew up on the streets or because of a Batarian attack.slaver attack on Mindoir.



* Really quiet young hitman gets betrayed and murdered by his closest best friend. His body is stolen from the syndicate he worked for by a scientist who has the technology to reanimate the dead. The deceased man in question is revived as a nearly-invincible gun-toting cowboy assassin and sent out to take revenge on his killer and the syndicate that betrayed him. That's ''{{Gungrave}}'' right there.

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* Really quiet young hitman gets betrayed and murdered by his closest best friend. His body is stolen from the syndicate he worked for by a scientist who has the technology to reanimate the dead. The deceased man in question is revived as a nearly-invincible gun-toting cowboy assassin and sent out to take revenge on his killer and the syndicate that betrayed him. That's ''{{Gungrave}}'' ''Manga/{{Gungrave}}'' right there.



* ComicBook/TheSpirit 'dies' in every version of his origin story, which is why he calls himself the Spirit in the first place. If you want to get technical, he is exposed to chemicals that put him into a death like coma and is buried. He awakes and takes advantage of his new found death status to become a vigilante. Alvarro Mortez AKA 'El Morte' in the DC reboot actually dies though. He is unfortunate to die TWICE.

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* ComicBook/TheSpirit 'dies' in every version of his origin story, which is why he calls himself the Spirit in the first place. If you want to get technical, he is exposed to chemicals that put him into a death like coma and is buried. He awakes and takes advantage of his new found death status to become a vigilante. Alvarro Mortez AKA 'El Morte' in the DC reboot actually dies though. He is unfortunate enough to die TWICE.


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* Every member of the ''ComicBook/DeathVigil'' had to die in order to be resurrected by TheGrimReaper to fight the forces of darkness.
9th Sep '16 11:53:06 PM tytoman
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** Chandra had to go into hiding as a child because the local government wouldn't tolerate her pyromancy. Her parents died while trying to save her from execution.

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** Chandra had to go into hiding as a child because the local government wouldn't tolerate her pyromancy. Her parents died were hunted down while trying to save her from execution.execution[[spoiler:, or at least, her ''father'' was. Her mother seems to have escaped the burning village, but since Chandra hadn't returned to Kaladesh for years after her first Planeswalk, she never knew.]]
27th Aug '16 9:19:48 AM comicwriter
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* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' member Cyborg's mother was killed in the same accident that injured him to the point that his father had to fit him with bionics to save his life. In addition, Beast Boy's biological parents were killed shortly after he gained his green skin and hair and power to transform into animals.

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* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' member Cyborg's Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}'s mother was killed in the same accident that injured him to the point that his father had to fit him with bionics to save his life. In addition, Beast Boy's biological parents were killed shortly after he gained his green skin and hair and power to transform into animals.
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