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6th Feb '17 8:01:17 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Oliver Queen gets his start when the boat he's on goes down with all hands except him, his father, and the captain. When there isn't enough water for them all, his father shoots the captain and then himself. That's just for starters. His origin story spans ''five years'', years filled with the deaths of people he cares about.
6th Feb '17 7:56:46 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'': Main character Yusuke starts off by getting killed in a car accident. On returning to life, he finds that his time as a ghost made him more aware of his spirit energy, allowing him to harness it as a weapon.
6th Feb '17 7:45:11 PM ShorinBJ
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' both Goku and Vegeta's home planet was destroyed by Frieza before the series began and losing their families in the process, also making them the last pureblooded Saiyans alive, with the two other survivors Raditz and Nappa being killed many years afterwards. If one counts the movies, Then Vegeta's brother Tarble was also among the last pureblooded Saiyans alive, and there were other survivors, namely Turles, Paragas, and Broly, who were eventually defeated.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' both Goku and Vegeta's home planet was destroyed by Frieza before the series began and losing their families in the process, also making them the last pureblooded Saiyans alive, with the two other survivors Raditz and Nappa being killed many years afterwards. If one counts the movies, Then then Vegeta's brother Tarble was also among the last pureblooded Saiyans alive, and there were other survivors, namely Turles, Paragas, and Broly, who were eventually defeated.



* In a similar vein, [[spoiler: Pryce's]] two Lapras were this for [[spoiler: the Masked Man]] in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.

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* In a similar vein, [[spoiler: Pryce's]] [[spoiler:Pryce's]] two Lapras were this for [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Masked Man]] in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.''Manga/PokemonAdventures''.
* ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'': Main character Yusuke starts off by getting killed in a car accident. On returning to life, he finds that his time as a ghost made him more aware of his spirit energy, allowing him to harness it as a weapon.
6th Feb '17 7:36:31 PM Darth_Marth
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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.
28th Jan '17 2:47:00 PM IlGreven
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* ''Series/Castle'': The reason why Beckett is a detective rather than a lawyer is because of her mother's murder that went unsolved. Castle starts digging into that, against her wishes, but eventually digs up enough dirt to cause trouble for them. It's the main arc of the series, and it finally ends near the end of Season 7 when [[spoiler:Beckett arrests the man responsible for giving the order to kill her mother, Senator Bracken, when she finally got enough evidence to do so.]]

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* ''Series/Castle'': ''Series/{{Castle}}'': The reason why Beckett is a detective rather than a lawyer is because of her mother's murder that went unsolved. Castle starts digging into that, against her wishes, but eventually digs up enough dirt to cause trouble for them. It's the main arc of the series, and it finally ends near the end of Season 7 when [[spoiler:Beckett arrests the man responsible for giving the order to kill her mother, Senator Bracken, when she finally got enough evidence to do so.]]
28th Jan '17 2:46:14 PM IlGreven
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* ''Series/Castle'': The reason why Beckett is a detective rather than a lawyer is because of her mother's murder that went unsolved. Castle starts digging into that, against her wishes, but eventually digs up enough dirt to cause trouble for them. It's the main arc of the series, and it finally ends near the end of Season 7 when [[spoiler:Beckett arrests the man responsible for giving the order to kill her mother, Senator Bracken, when she finally got enough evidence to do so.]]
9th Jan '17 10:11:02 AM TheHeroHartmut
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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 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]]'']].

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* FinalFantasyVII ''VideoGame/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 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''...''VideoGame/CrisisCore''... 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]]'']].



* Boston Brand, aka Deadman, gained his abilities by, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin getting killed]]. His body is even resurrected by the [[ComicBook/BlackestNight Black Lanterns]] but his attempt to repossess his old shell and return to the ranks of the living fails. Then the [[ComicBook/BrightestDay White Lanterns]] bring him back... [[StatusQuoIsGod for a while, anyway]].

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* Boston Brand, aka Deadman, SelfDemonstrating/Deadman, gained his abilities by, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin getting killed]]. His body is even resurrected by the [[ComicBook/BlackestNight Black Lanterns]] but his attempt to repossess his old shell and return to the ranks of the living fails. Then the [[ComicBook/BrightestDay White Lanterns]] bring him back... [[StatusQuoIsGod for a while, anyway]].
6th Jan '17 4:13:25 AM Malitia
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** ComicBook/TheWasp's debut and origin story involved the murders of Hank Pym's first wife and of Janet Van Dyne's father as motivations for Hank's attraction for Janet and Janet's decision to become a superhero. Before you ask, yes a separate story does exist about Hank Pym's decision of becoming a superhero to find/save said first wife. And as of 2016 yet another story about said first wife giving birth before being murdered which resulted in [[Comicbook/TheUnstoppableWasp Nadia Pym]], who became a superhero in her memory and to find her lost family. This must be some kind of a record.

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** ComicBook/TheWasp's debut and origin story involved the murders of Hank Pym's first wife and of Janet Van Dyne's father as motivations for Hank's attraction for Janet and Janet's decision to become a superhero. Before you ask, yes a separate story does exist about Hank Pym's decision of becoming a superhero to find/save said first wife. And as of 2016 yet another story about said first wife giving birth before being murdered which resulted in [[Comicbook/TheUnstoppableWasp [[Comicbook/UnstoppableWasp Nadia Pym]], who became a superhero in her memory and to find her lost family. This must be some kind of a record.
6th Jan '17 4:12:40 AM Malitia
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** ComicBook/TheWasp's debut and origin story involved the murders of Hank Pym's first wife and of Janet Van Dyne's father as motivations for Hank's attraction for Janet and Janet's decision to become a superhero. Before you ask, yes a separate story does exist about Hank Pym's decision of becoming a superhero to find/save said first wife. And as of 2016 yet another story about said first wife giving birth before being murdered which resulted in [[Comicbook/TheUnstoppableWast Nadia Pym]] who became a superhero in her memory and to find her lost family. This must be some kind of a record.

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** ComicBook/TheWasp's debut and origin story involved the murders of Hank Pym's first wife and of Janet Van Dyne's father as motivations for Hank's attraction for Janet and Janet's decision to become a superhero. Before you ask, yes a separate story does exist about Hank Pym's decision of becoming a superhero to find/save said first wife. And as of 2016 yet another story about said first wife giving birth before being murdered which resulted in [[Comicbook/TheUnstoppableWast [[Comicbook/TheUnstoppableWasp Nadia Pym]] Pym]], who became a superhero in her memory and to find her lost family. This must be some kind of a record.
6th Jan '17 4:11:52 AM Malitia
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** ComicBook/TheWasp's debut and origin story involved the murders of Hank Pym's first wife and of Janet Van Dyne's father as motivations for Hank's attraction for Janet and Janet's decision to become a superhero.

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** ComicBook/TheWasp's debut and origin story involved the murders of Hank Pym's first wife and of Janet Van Dyne's father as motivations for Hank's attraction for Janet and Janet's decision to become a superhero. Before you ask, yes a separate story does exist about Hank Pym's decision of becoming a superhero to find/save said first wife. And as of 2016 yet another story about said first wife giving birth before being murdered which resulted in [[Comicbook/TheUnstoppableWast Nadia Pym]] who became a superhero in her memory and to find her lost family. This must be some kind of a record.
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