History Main / DoomedAppointment

2nd Oct '15 12:14:56 PM Willbyr
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Subtrope to ImpededMessenger. Supertrope to DisconnectedByDeath. Pretty much the opposite of the AlmostDeadGuy and OvertRendezvous.
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Subtrope to ImpededMessenger. Supertrope to DisconnectedByDeath. DisconnectedByDeath. Pretty much the opposite of the AlmostDeadGuy and OvertRendezvous.OvertRendezvous.

* A teacher at Narumi Ayumu's school in ''{{Spiral}}'' who intended to give Ayumu information on the Blade Children after school ended.
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* A teacher at Narumi Ayumu's school in ''{{Spiral}}'' ''Manga/{{Spiral}}'' who intended to give Ayumu information on the Blade Children after school ended.
26th Aug '15 7:53:46 PM nombretomado
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* The villain in ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' (''MysteryScienceTheater3000'') tosses the would-be TurnCoat off of [[NoOSHACompliance a high catwalk]]. The reason he was up there in the first place... ???
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* The villain in ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' (''MysteryScienceTheater3000'') (''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'') tosses the would-be TurnCoat off of [[NoOSHACompliance a high catwalk]]. The reason he was up there in the first place... ???
23rd Aug '15 9:14:55 PM MechWarrior
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* In a specially angsty version of this trope, Jim in ''Anime/OutlawStar'' asks a girl out, neither knowing that each of them pilot opposing spaceships. Jim destroys the enemy vessel, but doesn't find out the reason she never showed up for their date is because he killed her.
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* In a specially angsty version of this trope, Jim in ''Anime/OutlawStar'' ''Manga/OutlawStar'' asks a girl out, neither knowing that each of them pilot opposing spaceships. Jim destroys the enemy vessel, but doesn't find out the reason she never showed up for their date is because he killed her.

* ''KimiGaNozomuEien''; [[spoiler:The ENTIRE series and game hangs on one.]] As a matter of fact, [[spoiler:in the game, you can choose not to let Mitsuki detain you, and be on time for your date with Haruka...which results in a NonStandardGameOver.]] * In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Eva's life has gotten progressively more miserable since her father's death, but after ten years' worth of becoming a bitter shell she finally starts to find some measure of happiness again in a relationship with her divorced gardener. The gardener invites her to meet his daughter, but his wife comes back just a few minutes before Eva arrives. This finally proves to be the breaking point for her sanity, and she burns her house to the ground along with the garden.
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* ''KimiGaNozomuEien''; ''VisualNovel/RumblingHearts''; [[spoiler:The ENTIRE series and game hangs on one.]] As a matter of fact, [[spoiler:in the game, you can choose not to let Mitsuki detain you, and be on time for your date with Haruka...which results in a NonStandardGameOver.]] * In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', Eva's life has gotten progressively more miserable since her father's death, but after ten years' worth of becoming a bitter shell she finally starts to find some measure of happiness again in a relationship with her divorced gardener. The gardener invites her to meet his daughter, but his wife comes back just a few minutes before Eva arrives. This finally proves to be the breaking point for her sanity, and she burns her house to the ground along with the garden.

* [[spoiler:Joe Buttataki]] in the ''SoulEater'' manga, who is killed on his way to an appointment with Marie after he noticed the presence of the insanity consuming the city, and then one of Death City's [[spoiler: tainted souls [[TheMole (Justin Law)]] found ''him'']]. Though in the chapter itself, the nature of his death was not clear.
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* [[spoiler:Joe Buttataki]] in the ''SoulEater'' ''Manga/SoulEater'' manga, who is killed on his way to an appointment with Marie after he noticed the presence of the insanity consuming the city, and then one of Death City's [[spoiler: tainted souls [[TheMole (Justin Law)]] found ''him'']]. Though in the chapter itself, the nature of his death was not clear.

* This happens to guys who ask ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' out on dates. [[CartrightCurse Regularly.]]
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* This happens to guys who ask ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' out on dates. [[CartrightCurse [[CartwrightCurse Regularly.]]

* In another JohnnyDepp movie, ''Film/{{Blow}}'', the "protagonist" (for lack of a better word) wants to pull OneLastJob before running away with his daughter. He is betrayed by former colleagues, who are working for law enforcement, and is unable to meet his daughter at the appointed time. The film attempts to make the audience sympathetic to the main character, who is one of the top cocaine smugglers, potentially responsible for many deaths and destroyed lives.
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* In another JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp movie, ''Film/{{Blow}}'', the "protagonist" (for lack of a better word) wants to pull OneLastJob before running away with his daughter. He is betrayed by former colleagues, who are working for law enforcement, and is unable to meet his daughter at the appointed time. The film attempts to make the audience sympathetic to the main character, who is one of the top cocaine smugglers, potentially responsible for many deaths and destroyed lives.

* In the ''WorldOfWarcraft Deathknight'' starting area, you get the quest to intercept a messenger (dooming his appointment), kill him, take his information and clothing and later pose as him. Actually, now that I think about it, you do that quite a lot in this game...
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* In the ''WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Deathknight'' starting area, you get the quest to intercept a messenger (dooming his appointment), kill him, take his information and clothing and later pose as him. Actually, now that I think about it, you do that quite a lot in this game...

* Ditto for the first level of ''{{Oni}}''.
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* Ditto for the first level of ''{{Oni}}''.''{{VideoGame/Oni}}''.
29th Apr '15 5:28:25 AM erforce
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* For some reason, the Devil lets the priest warn Robert Thorn in ''Film/TheOmen'' about his Antichrist son before killing him, even though the entire setup to that point is textbook DoomedAppointment.
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* For some reason, the Devil lets the priest warn Robert Thorn in ''Film/TheOmen'' ''Film/TheOmen1976'' about his Antichrist son before killing him, even though the entire setup to that point is textbook DoomedAppointment.
18th Apr '15 6:50:13 AM CyberSkull
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* In a specially angsty version of this trope, Jim in ''Outlaw Star'' asks a girl out, neither knowing that each of them pilot opposing spaceships. Jim destroys the enemy vessel, but doesn't find out the reason she never showed up for their date is because he killed her.
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* In a specially angsty version of this trope, Jim in ''Outlaw Star'' ''Anime/OutlawStar'' asks a girl out, neither knowing that each of them pilot opposing spaceships. Jim destroys the enemy vessel, but doesn't find out the reason she never showed up for their date is because he killed her.
3rd Apr '15 2:47:41 PM Discar
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-> '''Luisa Rey''': "I promise I'll tell you everything that happened ... in the morning." -> '''Neighbor boy''': "Okay, but I hope you realize you just said exactly what every character in any decent mystery says right before they get killed."
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-> '''Luisa Rey''': "I I promise I'll tell you everything that happened ... in the morning." -> \\ '''Neighbor boy''': "Okay, Okay, but I hope you realize you just said exactly what every character in any decent mystery says right before they get killed."
17th Mar '15 5:41:31 PM nombretomado
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* A ''{{Fringe}}'' episode has a scientist develop TimeTravel (by [[BodyHorror weaving metal into his own body]] to turn ''himself'' into a Faraday cage) in order to go back and save his wife, who was coming to meet him and was killed in a car accident. The events of the episode convince him that time travel is dangerous and he resolves instead to spend a few seconds with her in the car, as they both die.
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* A ''{{Fringe}}'' ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' episode has a scientist develop TimeTravel (by [[BodyHorror weaving metal into his own body]] to turn ''himself'' into a Faraday cage) in order to go back and save his wife, who was coming to meet him and was killed in a car accident. The events of the episode convince him that time travel is dangerous and he resolves instead to spend a few seconds with her in the car, as they both die.
28th Dec '14 5:44:16 AM Morgenthaler
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Added namespaces.
* In ''TheNet'', Sandra Bullock's character is to meet a male friend at the airport; he is flying a small plane by himself, coming to discuss a secret file in person, when his navigational equipment is tampered with, and he crashes into a factory smokestack. This, as stated above, would have let loose far too much information, for the scriptwriters liking.
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* In ''TheNet'', ''Film/TheNet'', Sandra Bullock's character is to meet a male friend at the airport; he is flying a small plane by himself, coming to discuss a secret file in person, when his navigational equipment is tampered with, and he crashes into a factory smokestack. This, as stated above, would have let loose far too much information, for the scriptwriters liking.

* In the second ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie, Governer Swann tries to meet with a friend of his who is a captain. Just as he arrives, his friend is killed by the villain's right hand man.
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* In the second ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie, ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': Governer Swann tries to meet with a friend of his who is a captain. Just as he arrives, his friend is killed by the villain's right hand man.

* The villain in ''SpaceMutiny'' (''MysteryScienceTheater3000'') tosses the would-be TurnCoat off of [[NoOSHACompliance a high catwalk]]. The reason he was up there in the first place... ???
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* The villain in ''SpaceMutiny'' ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' (''MysteryScienceTheater3000'') tosses the would-be TurnCoat off of [[NoOSHACompliance a high catwalk]]. The reason he was up there in the first place... ???

* The film and the book ''OneDay'' has one of the protagonists agree to meet for a dinner date after work. The woman doesn't drive and takes her bicycle to the event but forgets to LookBothWays and is killed by a truck. As her husband is waiting in the restaurant, he has no idea that his wife won't be making the appointment. The rest of the film is him trying to come to terms with her death.
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* The film and the book ''OneDay'' ''Film/OneDay'' has one of the protagonists agree to meet for a dinner date after work. The woman doesn't drive and takes her bicycle to the event but forgets to LookBothWays and is killed by a truck. As her husband is waiting in the restaurant, he has no idea that his wife won't be making the appointment. The rest of the film is him trying to come to terms with her death.

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16th Sep '14 11:46:25 AM Koveras
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* This happens to guys who ask ''{{Madlax}}'' out on dates. [[CartrightCurse Regularly.]]
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* This happens to guys who ask ''{{Madlax}}'' ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' out on dates. [[CartrightCurse Regularly.]]
2nd Sep '14 4:40:47 PM foxley
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* This happens to guys who ask {{Madlax}} out on dates. [[CartrightCurse Regularly.]]
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* This happens to guys who ask {{Madlax}} ''{{Madlax}}'' out on dates. [[CartrightCurse Regularly.]]

* The first episode of ''Women's Murder Club'' begins with the protagonist standing by her car waiting impatiently for a reporter who's supposed to meet her there. The reporter actually does soon show up... crashing into the roof of the protagonist's car, her corpse having been thrown from a nearby roof. * In {{Dollhouse}}, one of Echo's "clients" wants to relive the moment he showed his wife what he had accomplished... but in his fantasy, [[JerkassWoobie his wife doesn't miss the appointment due to a fatal car accident]]. * In a recent CSI Miami, a suspect's lawyer, walking through a park, called Caine about information she would only relay in person, as soon as she could get to him. The very next second, a mysterious man slit her throat ''while she was still on the phone with Caine''. It may have set the record for quickest time from DoomedAppointment to doom.
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* The first episode of ''Women's Murder Club'' ''Series/WomensMurderClub'' begins with the protagonist standing by her car waiting impatiently for a reporter who's supposed to meet her there. The reporter actually does soon show up... crashing into the roof of the protagonist's car, her corpse having been thrown from a nearby roof. * In {{Dollhouse}}, ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', one of Echo's "clients" wants to relive the moment he showed his wife what he had accomplished... but in his fantasy, [[JerkassWoobie his wife doesn't miss the appointment due to a fatal car accident]]. * In a recent CSI Miami, ''Series/CSIMiami'', a suspect's lawyer, walking through a park, called Caine about information she would only relay in person, as soon as she could get to him. The very next second, a mysterious man slit her throat ''while she was still on the phone with Caine''. It may have set the record for quickest time from DoomedAppointment to doom.

* Inverted in ''Series/Castle'' during the first season. The victim didn't make the appointment [[spoiler: because his wife told him that the blackmailer changed the location. When he went to the new rendezvous, he was murdered by his campaign manager.]]
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* Inverted in ''Series/Castle'' ''Series/{{Castle}}'' during the first season. The victim didn't make the appointment [[spoiler: because his wife told him that the blackmailer changed the location. When he went to the new rendezvous, he was murdered by his campaign manager.]]
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