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2nd Sep '17 4:58:55 PM NESBoy
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** ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'' revealed an untold chapter of ComicBook/NickFury's life: during his CIA days, he was on the losing edge of a battle against invading aliens in Kansas when Woody [=McCord=] turned the tide against them, dying from a fatal injury afterwards. Howard Stark, who had been [=McCord=]'s partner, told Fury about how [=McCord=] had been defending the planet from anyone and anything that threatens it, and Fury agreed to continue his legacy in secret.
30th Aug '17 11:03:31 AM CosmicFerret
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* Both the [[Series/TheFlash1990 1990]] and the [[Series/TheFlash2014 2014]] adaptations of TheFlash give Barry this motivation for becoming the titular hero after he gains his powers. In the 1990 version, his older cop brother is ambushed and killed by his ArchNemesis Pike. In the 2014 version, his mother is killed [[spoiler:by the Reverse-Flash]] when Barry is young, and his father is jailed for her death, causing Barry to spend a long time looking into various supernatural occurrences until he himself becomes one.

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* Both the [[Series/TheFlash1990 1990]] and the [[Series/TheFlash2014 2014]] adaptations of TheFlash ComicBook/TheFlash give Barry this motivation for becoming the titular hero after he gains his powers. In the 1990 version, his older cop brother is ambushed and killed by his ArchNemesis Pike. In the 2014 version, his mother is killed [[spoiler:by the Reverse-Flash]] when Barry is young, and his father is jailed for her death, causing Barry to spend a long time looking into various supernatural occurrences until he himself becomes one.
27th Aug '17 10:34:20 AM bfunc
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* The eponymous hero of DC's ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadman}}'' became, well, Deadman when he ... died. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* The eponymous hero of death that starts DC's ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadman}}'' became, on his superhero career is that of circus performer Boston Brand. Who is, well, Deadman when he ... died. ItMakesSenseInContext.Deadman. The name kind of gives it away. Deadman's death ''was'' undone briefly during the ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'' crossover, but it didn't stick.
27th Aug '17 1:28:03 AM bfunc
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* The eponymous hero of DC's ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadman}}'' became, well, Deadman when he ... died. ItMakesSenseInContext.
23rd Aug '17 12:00:10 AM StrangeThoughts
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* ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'': Many of the original members of Overwatch were presumed dead after it's fall, only for it to later be revealed they survived (Jack Morrison, Gabriel Reyes, and Ana Amari to name a few). However, Gérard Lacroix -husband of the woman who became Widowmaker- has been confirmed to be dead for good, because bringing him back would undermine her tragic backstory.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'': Many of the original members of Overwatch were presumed dead after it's fall, only for it to later be revealed they survived (Jack Morrison, Gabriel Reyes, and Ana Amari to name a few). However, Gérard Lacroix -husband of was an Overwatch agent who spearheaded operations against terrorist organization Talon, and was the woman who husband of Amélie Lacroix. The civilian wife was then kidnapped and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] by said terrorist organization into killing him as a [[ManchurianAgent sleeper agent]], and then became Widowmaker- their top assassin as TheDreaded sniper Widowmaker. While other characters have been "supposedly dead" before turning up alive and coming back, he has been confirmed to be dead for good, because bringing him back would undermine her tragic backstory.
19th Aug '17 11:40:35 AM airminer
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** Sanji got his own origin-story tragedy in the Whole Cake Island arc: [[spoiler:His mother.]]
7th Aug '17 4:22:57 AM Acebrock
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' has several instances of this. Thomas and Martha Wayne for Bruce himself, as seeing his parents murdered as a boy inspired him to fight crime when he grew up.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' has several instances of this. Thomas and Martha Wayne for Bruce himself, as seeing his parents murdered by a mugger as a boy inspired him to fight crime when he grew up.
19th Jun '17 2:55:55 AM jormis29
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* In the arcade game ''Avenging Spirit'', the main character is killed while walking with his girlfriend, and the girl's father, who researches ghost energy, calls him back as a ghost so that he can save her.

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* In the arcade game ''Avenging Spirit'', ''VideoGame/AvengingSpirit'', the main character is killed while walking with his girlfriend, and the girl's father, who researches ghost energy, calls him back as a ghost so that he can save her.
3rd Jun '17 10:07:38 AM nombretomado
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* Phase in the ''WhateleyUniverse'' still has both parents, but his mother ''hates'' him now that he has turned into a mutant. It's ''her'' backstory that has this trope. As a child, she and her big sis were kidnapped by two horrific mutants, one of whom generates a fear aura and manifests monsters. The other was worse. The other ''ate the big sis alive in front of the child''. Phase's mother was institutionalized for three years after her rescue. She's ''never'' going to be okay with Phase being a mutant.

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* Phase in the ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' still has both parents, but his mother ''hates'' him now that he has turned into a mutant. It's ''her'' backstory that has this trope. As a child, she and her big sis were kidnapped by two horrific mutants, one of whom generates a fear aura and manifests monsters. The other was worse. The other ''ate the big sis alive in front of the child''. Phase's mother was institutionalized for three years after her rescue. She's ''never'' going to be okay with Phase being a mutant.
22nd Apr '17 4:37:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SuikodenII'', the entire backstory for the CookingDuel minigame sidequest is that Hai Yo is on the run from a cooking syndicate intent on stealing a recipe he received from his deceased fiancée Shun Min. Slight subversion in the fact that we're able to meet Shun Min in ''SuikodenV'' before her Death by Origin Story takes place.

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* In ''SuikodenII'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', the entire backstory for the CookingDuel minigame sidequest is that Hai Yo is on the run from a cooking syndicate intent on stealing a recipe he received from his deceased fiancée Shun Min. Slight subversion in the fact that we're able to meet Shun Min in ''SuikodenV'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' before her Death by Origin Story takes place.
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