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21st Jun '17 10:00:32 AM BeerBaron
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* Done from the outside in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. One of the Hero's first quests is to rescue the Emperor's last surviving heir from the burning remains of his hometown.
** While Helgen in VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim is (presumably) not the player's hometown, its destruction does trigger the player's involvement in the main questline. Bonus points for being destroyed by the BigBad in an attempt to kill the ChosenOne.

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* * ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In the series' backstory, this is the case for Aldmeris, the [[{{Atlantis}} lost continent]] homeland of the Aldmer, [[{{Precursors}} ancestors]] to all of the [[OurElvesAreBetter modern races of Mer (Elves)]]. It is said that Aldmeris came under an unknown threat in the [[TimeOfMyths earliest Era of history following the creation of the mortal world]] and the Aldmer were forced to flee, settling in Tamriel. It is said to be "lost," and whether it still exists (or ever existed at all, as other theories claim that Aldmeris was simply Tamriel before the races of Men arrived) is unknown.
** Yokuda, the original homeland of the Redguards, was mostly "sunk beneath the sea" in the 1st Era. There are many stories as to why it happened, ranging from the natural (earthquake, tsunami) to the fantastic (a rogue group of [[MasterSwordsman Ansei]] using their DangerousForbiddenTechnique FantasticNuke) with the truth likely lost to history.
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Done from the outside in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. One of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''. Early in the Hero's first quests main quest, the PlayerCharacter is sent to rescue the Emperor's [[HiddenBackupPrince last surviving heir heir]] from the burning remains of his hometown.
** While Helgen in VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is (presumably) not the player's PC's hometown, its destruction does trigger the player's PC's involvement in the main questline. Bonus points for being destroyed by the BigBad in an attempt to kill the ChosenOne. ([[NiceJobFixingItVillain Who would have been killed anyway]] if the BigBad had just waited a few minutes...)
14th Jun '17 4:56:04 PM Linda58
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* If you pick the colonist background in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', [[PlayerCharacter Shepard's]] homeworld was Mindoir, a tiny farming colony that is located in the Attican Traverse where the batarians fought against the humans for territory rights. Ironically when Shepard was 16, the batarians razed the planet, killed ''almost'' everyone in the colony except a couple of leftovers who are being dragged in chains for slavery while Shepard was lucky enough to escape from their clutches. An Alliance patrol found him/her but all of Shepard's relatives and friends died from the raid. As the result of that, it motivated Shepard to join the military two years later.

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* If you pick the colonist background in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', [[PlayerCharacter Shepard's]] homeworld was Mindoir, a tiny farming colony that is located in the Attican Traverse where the batarians fought against the humans for territory rights. Ironically when Shepard was 16, the batarians razed the planet, killed ''almost'' everyone in the colony except a couple of leftovers who are being dragged in chains for slavery while Shepard was lucky enough to escape from their clutches. An Alliance patrol found him/her but all of Shepard's relatives and friends died from the raid. As the result of that, it motivated Shepard to join the military two years later. Dialogue throughout the series reveals the colony was eventually rebuilt, but "[[BrokenBird It wasn't the same]]".



** Averted for most of the PlayerCharacter backgrounds in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. The Alienage suffers riots and a vicious reprisal but remains standing, the great bulk of Orzammar is much as you left it for Dwarves, the Dalish tribe ''doesn't even have a home'', and the decision to make the Mage tower a DoomedHometown is entirely in your hands. The only one that holds true is the Human Noble origin: Highever falls to Howe's men, you're the only survivor, and you'll never see it again in the game.

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** Averted for most of the PlayerCharacter backgrounds in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. The Alienage suffers riots and a vicious reprisal but remains standing, the great bulk of Orzammar is much as you left it for Dwarves, the Dalish tribe ''doesn't even have a home'', and the decision to make the Mage tower a DoomedHometown is entirely in your hands. The only one that holds true is the Human Noble origin: Highever falls to Howe's men, you're the only survivor, and you'll never see it again in the game. [[spoiler:Your brother however survived, and retakes it after the game ends]].
9th Jun '17 11:50:20 AM Piterpicher
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* In ''BlueDragon'', Shu, Jiro and Kluke's hometown of Talta Village is rendered unliveable by yearly attacks from [[BigBad Nene's]] [[HumongousMecha Land Shark]]. Nene seems to get off on this Trope, as most of the human villages you find have ''something'' wrong with them, from their inhabitants being frozen in ice to being cut off from the rest of the world by a forcefield. The only village that's unaffected is Kelaso, and it's underground in the Arctic.

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* In ''BlueDragon'', ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'', Shu, Jiro and Kluke's hometown of Talta Village is rendered unliveable by yearly attacks from [[BigBad Nene's]] [[HumongousMecha Land Shark]]. Nene seems to get off on this Trope, as most of the human villages you find have ''something'' wrong with them, from their inhabitants being frozen in ice to being cut off from the rest of the world by a forcefield. The only village that's unaffected is Kelaso, and it's underground in the Arctic.
21st May '17 2:12:43 AM aartbastiaan
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*Ronnie Brunswijk was a Surinamese Maroon, a descendant of African slaves in the Americas who had escaped from slavery and formed independent settlements. In the early 1980's he served as the bodyguard of military coup leader Dési Bouterse, but became disgruntled with his disregard for the Maroon minority. In 1986, Brunswijk left the government and formed the so-called "Jungle Commando" to gain equal rights for his people. Outraged at his decision, Bouterse's first action was to attack Brunswijk's home village of Moiwana. His forces murdered at least 39 villagers, mostly women and children, then burned down Brunswijk's house and destroyed the village.
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24th Apr '17 1:04:39 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TheSouthernReachTrilogy'': The director of the Southern Reach lived in "the forgotten coast", as the place that became [[EldritchLocation Area X]] used to be known, as a child. This is why she was driven to work at the Southern Reach in the first place.
23rd Apr '17 2:16:34 PM nombretomado
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* Very common in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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* Very common in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
11th Apr '17 5:09:19 PM nombretomado
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* In VideoGame/ShiningForce, the characters return to their home town after their first mission to find that the town has been razed in their absence.
** The first Granseal Kingdom in [[ShiningForce Shining Force II]] for Genesis where the main character lives. After the first few missions, the whole area is literally swallowed in a giant chasm.

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* ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'':
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In VideoGame/ShiningForce, ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'', the characters return to their home town after their first mission to find that the town has been razed in their absence.
** The first Granseal Kingdom in [[ShiningForce Shining Force II]] ''VideoGame/ShiningForceII'' for Genesis where the main character lives. After the first few missions, the whole area is literally swallowed in a giant chasm.
8th Apr '17 10:07:51 AM nombretomado
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* Happens to no fewer than ''three'' of the eight heroes in ''TheQuestportChronicles'': [[RaisedByHumans Gawain's]] hometown is wiped out by a plague, [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Shadowa's]] is destroyed by [[DarkIsEvil darkness]], and [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Emmy's]] [[NatureSpirit home forest]] is flattened by a hurricane. All three are implied to have been caused by the BigBad.

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* Happens to no fewer than ''three'' of the eight heroes in ''TheQuestportChronicles'': ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'': [[RaisedByHumans Gawain's]] hometown is wiped out by a plague, [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Shadowa's]] is destroyed by [[DarkIsEvil darkness]], and [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Emmy's]] [[NatureSpirit home forest]] is flattened by a hurricane. All three are implied to have been caused by the BigBad.
11th Mar '17 10:41:08 AM nombretomado
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* Many of the princesses of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' have run away from their destroyed kingdoms, or been caught in the attempt; curiously, the heroine is the only one whose home turf is safe.

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* Many of the princesses of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' have run away from their destroyed kingdoms, or been caught in the attempt; curiously, the heroine is the only one whose home turf is safe.
26th Feb '17 8:42:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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* "Literature/TheTamariskHunter": It is implied that Travis once lived farther down in Lake Havasu City before the drought and [[CrypticBackgroundReference whatever disaster happened to the city]] forced them to flee.
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