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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.
27th Aug '16 8:34:31 AM comicwriter
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** T'Challa became the Comicbook/BlackPanther after his father was killed by Ulysses Klaw.
7th Aug '16 6:43:54 PM nombretomado
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* The Grim Reapers in ''DeadLikeMe'' start their "second" life (well, ''unlife'') by dying, and then find out that for them the afterlife is not what they expected. Consequently, the central character and narrator of the series, Georgia "George" Lass, dies in a freak accident during the first twenty minutes of the pilot episode and is drafted into the ranks of the Reapers, to collect souls from the dead and help them pass on into the light.

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* The Grim Reapers in ''DeadLikeMe'' ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' start their "second" life (well, ''unlife'') by dying, and then find out that for them the afterlife is not what they expected. Consequently, the central character and narrator of the series, Georgia "George" Lass, dies in a freak accident during the first twenty minutes of the pilot episode and is drafted into the ranks of the Reapers, to collect souls from the dead and help them pass on into the light.
6th Aug '16 12:09:46 PM ACW
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* In ''EverydayHeroes'', Jane Mighty changed her life after the murder of her best friend, Goldie Aurum.

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* In ''EverydayHeroes'', ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Jane Mighty changed her life after the murder of her best friend, Goldie Aurum.
5th Aug '16 3:42:51 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', Lucio exists to give Demetrio his reason to leave his ShelteredAristocrat life and form LaResistance.
1st Aug '16 6:44:24 AM vtarira
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* The ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Captain America]]'' movies rearrange comic book events so that King T'Chaka is killed as part of [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Black Panther]]'s origin story (in the comics he had already passed away before T'Challa stepped up, but here he's killed in Zemo's attack on the UN). Like in the comics, though, this is averted [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes in the case]] that [[ComicBookDeath once]] could have made a decent claim to be the TropeMaker.
14th Jul '16 8:06:30 PM vorpalgirl
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*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]]'']].
9th Jul '16 4:43:34 PM tytoman
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* The Origins set of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' had a few of these, being focused on the backstories of five prominent characters and the tragedies that awakened their [[DimensionalTraveller Planeswalker]] sparks. More specifically:
** Kythian ([[ThisIsMyNameOnForeign now Gideon]]) threw a spear at the local god of death in a fit of hubris. He survived the response, being NighInvulnerable, but the friends with him weren't so lucky.
** Liliana's brother suffered ''un''death and tried to kill her when she [[EvilIsNotAToy misguidedly]] attempted to heal him with necromancy.
** 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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30th Jun '16 7:22:55 PM nombretomado
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* Toa Lhikan as part of the Toa Metru's origin story in ''{{Bionicle}}''.

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* Toa Lhikan as part of the Toa Metru's origin story in ''{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''.
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