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28th Jun '16 6:25:22 PM eroock
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Otterton found out about the Night Howlers and informed Mr Big that he had something important to discuss. The latter sent his car but Otterton never arrived because of the ambush. Had Otterton told Mr Big about his discovery over the phone, much of the plot could have been avoided.
4th Jun '16 9:44:55 PM gewunomox
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", Mac is supposed to meeting a smuggler at a motel in the middle of nowhere. However, TheMob catch up with Mac's friend just as he arrives at the motel, giving him just enough time to hide the MacGuffin before being shot dead.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", Mac is supposed to meeting a smuggler at a motel in the middle of nowhere. However, TheMob The Mob catch up with Mac's friend just as he arrives at the motel, giving him just enough time to hide the MacGuffin before being shot dead.
29th May '16 5:05:17 PM eroock
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* In ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight: Sins of the Fathers'', the hero is just about to learn a vital piece of information, when the professor who sits on the information is killed at his office before Gabriel gets a chance to talk to him.
* In ''VideoGame/BrokenSword: Shadow of the Templars'', Plantard was supposed to meet Nico at the cafe to talk about a certain dead French politician. However, he dies before he can slip any information when the cafe is blown up by a terrorist.
29th Apr '16 5:57:19 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/JoePickett'': In ''Blood Trail'', Joe arranges a meeting with an FBI informer inside the AnimalWrongsGroup. However, he is delayed getting to the meet by a MeddlesomePatrolman and by the time he eventually makes it, the informer is dead.



* "Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", Mac is supposed to meeting a smuggler at a motel in the middle of nowhere. However, TheMob catch up with Mac's friend just as he arrives at the motel, giving him just enough time to hide the MacGuffin before being shot dead.

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* "Series/MacGyver'': ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", Mac is supposed to meeting a smuggler at a motel in the middle of nowhere. However, TheMob catch up with Mac's friend just as he arrives at the motel, giving him just enough time to hide the MacGuffin before being shot dead.
29th Apr '16 5:51:13 PM foxley
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* "Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", Mac is supposed to meeting a smuggler at a motel in the middle of nowhere. However, TheMob catch up with Mac's friend just as he arrives at the motel, giving him just enough time to hide the MacGuffin before being shot dead.
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.
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