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28th Jun '16 10:54:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the first book of ChroniclesOfTheEmergedWorld, Nihal's home city of Salazar is attacked by [[TheDragon Dola]] and his army of [[TheUsualAdversaries Fammin]] and her adoptive father Lovin is killed while trying to buy her some time to flee.

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* In the first book of ChroniclesOfTheEmergedWorld, ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheEmergedWorld'', Nihal's home city of Salazar is attacked by [[TheDragon Dola]] and his army of [[TheUsualAdversaries Fammin]] and her adoptive father Lovin is killed while trying to buy her some time to flee.



* In ''TheNameOfTheWind'', Kvothe never had a hometown, but his parents and their caravan of traveling performers are slaughtered by the Chandrian. This sets him off on his adventures alone and will eventually lead him to seek out the Chandrian for revenge.

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* In ''TheNameOfTheWind'', ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'', Kvothe never had a hometown, but his parents and their caravan of traveling performers are slaughtered by the Chandrian. This sets him off on his adventures alone and will eventually lead him to seek out the Chandrian for revenge.
25th Jun '16 8:46:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BaldursGate'' you are forced to leave your hometown, and cannot get back until much later in the game. As it's a fortified monastery defended by a startling number of priests, mages, and soldiers considering its size, it's perfectly fine. [[spoiler: Later in the game however, just about everyone you know there is killed and replaced with evil doppelgangers.]] Some dialogue and where they are suggest it might be a subversion, however -- [[spoiler: at least some of the doppelgangers appears to still be ''preparing'' for replacing their target when you come in and disrupt the entire scheme.]]

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* In ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' you are forced to leave your hometown, and cannot get back until much later in the game. As it's a fortified monastery defended by a startling number of priests, mages, and soldiers considering its size, it's perfectly fine. [[spoiler: Later in the game however, just about everyone you know there is killed and replaced with evil doppelgangers.]] Some dialogue and where they are suggest it might be a subversion, however -- [[spoiler: at least some of the doppelgangers appears to still be ''preparing'' for replacing their target when you come in and disrupt the entire scheme.]]
15th Jun '16 10:29:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* VideoGame/DragonsDogma: This WesternRPG is a rare aversion. The player's home town is attacked by [[BigBad the Dragon]] at the beginning of the game, but the player's actions prevent the Dragon from destroying your home town. It also convinces the Dragon to eat your heart and pin you as this generation's [[TheChosenOne Arisen.]]

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** The Doomguy of ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' is revealed to be [[spoiler:the last survivor of the world of Argent D'nur, which was absorbed int Hell]].
* VideoGame/DragonsDogma: ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'': This WesternRPG is a rare aversion. The player's home town is attacked by [[BigBad the Dragon]] at the beginning of the game, but the player's actions prevent the Dragon from destroying your home town. It also convinces the Dragon to eat your heart and pin you as this generation's [[TheChosenOne Arisen.]]
28th May '16 8:10:20 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''FlameOfRecca'' - the destruction of Recca's hometown and the wholesale slaughter of the Hokage clan is what causes Recca to be [[spoiler: sent forward in time to the modern day]].

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* ''FlameOfRecca'' ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' - the destruction of Recca's hometown and the wholesale slaughter of the Hokage clan is what causes Recca to be [[spoiler: sent forward in time to the modern day]].
27th May '16 12:53:29 PM simonscot
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*** Mozume, an optional playable character on all 3 routes (''Birthright'', ''Conquest'', and ''Invisible Kingdom'') falls victim to this trope in her recruitment chapter. Unlike her ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' {{Expy}}, Donnel, Mozume herself is the SoleSurvivor of the Faceless attack on her Hoshidan village.
*** In the ''Invisible Kingdom'' route, [[spoiler: it is revealed that Gunther's hometown was destroyed by King Garon and his army, and like Mozume, everyone Gunther knew in his hometown were murdered, including his wife and child]].

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*** Mozume, Mozu, an optional playable character on all 3 routes (''Birthright'', ''Conquest'', and ''Invisible Kingdom'') ''Revelation'') falls victim to this trope in her recruitment chapter. Unlike her ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' {{Expy}}, Donnel, Mozume Mozu herself is the SoleSurvivor of the Faceless attack on her Hoshidan village.
*** In the ''Invisible Kingdom'' ''Revelation'' route, [[spoiler: it is revealed that Gunther's Gunter's hometown was destroyed by King Garon and his army, and like Mozume, Mozu, everyone Gunther Gunter knew in his hometown were murdered, including his wife and child]].
10th May '16 1:26:31 PM Tron80
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* In ''[[FanFic/IAgainstIMeAgainstYou I Against I, Me Against You]]'', Dodge Junction is this for [[OriginalCharacter Sunny Side]], courtesy of [[HumanoidAbomination the Meta]]
* In '''FanFic/SonOfTheDesert'': Trisha's original village, Eshkolit is destroyed during the Ishval War and her family is killed with it.

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* In ''[[FanFic/IAgainstIMeAgainstYou I Against I, Me Against You]]'', ''FanFic/IAgainstIMeAgainstYou'', Dodge Junction is this for [[OriginalCharacter Sunny Side]], courtesy of [[HumanoidAbomination the Meta]]
* In '''FanFic/SonOfTheDesert'': ''FanFic/SonOfTheDesert'': Trisha's original village, Eshkolit is destroyed during the Ishval War and her family is killed with it.


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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': When he left Misato's apartment right before the FinalBattle, Shinji knew intuitively that they'd never set foot in their home again. [[spoiler:He was right. After the last battle he and his family were shipped to America inmediately, never to return Japan.]]
10th May '16 6:18:39 AM DenisK21
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** ''Video/FinalFantasyXIII2'' has New Bodhum, a rebuilt version of the original that was lost in the previous game. Due to extremely screwed up time anomalies, you see mirages of the town's future as a desolate wasteland. Indeed, the next time you visit (seven centuries later, two centuries after Cocoon's literal ColonyDrop), only one chunk of rubble can still be called a building... barely. The new journey is aiming to stop this from happening, though, and it succeeds... sort of.
16th Apr '16 2:28:50 AM Tron80
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* It happens systematically and repeatedly in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod''. The main characters live in Tokyo-3, the whole country is destroyed. They move to NERV Germany, and their HomeBase is destroyed. After the War they settle on America, [[spoiler:but Shinji and Asuka can't lead a normal life anymore and leave.]]
14th Apr '16 2:55:50 AM Anddrix
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* ''Literature/TheKillOrder'' opens with Mark living peacefully in a small Appalachian village with the other survivors of the Flare. No guess that it's going to meet a grisly end, if only so Mark can go outside his comfort zone.
11th Apr '16 11:05:42 AM lalalei2001
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* In the excellent first three levels of ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' it's not only your hometown that is doomed but your entire civilization. The game starts with the first hyperspace test drive ever, which is only to the edge of the solar system, but when the sublight science ship you are supposed to meet with is found destroyed by aliens, you immediately turn back to your planet, only to find it a burned out husk with all orbital stations and satelites destroyed. With the planet being dead and your entire species located on your (admitedly massive) ship, you have to find a new planet to settle.
* After a fashion, this happens twice in ''Franchise/StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. The very first section of the game takes place on a spaceship which gets shot down, and the next section takes place on a planet which gets bombarded to oblivion just as the protagonists are leaving. [[spoiler:It actually happens [[RuleOfThree three times]] as the Jedi Academy on Dantooine (the planet visited after the aforementioned "planet bombarded to oblivion") is attacked and destroyed by Darth Malak after a certain number of {{Plot Coupon}}s has been collected. You meet some survivors though]].

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* In the excellent first three levels of ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' it's not only your hometown that is doomed but your entire civilization. The game starts with the first hyperspace test drive ever, which is only to the edge of the solar system, but when the sublight science ship you are supposed to meet with is found destroyed by aliens, you immediately turn back to your planet, only to find it a burned out husk with all orbital stations and satelites destroyed. With the planet being dead and your entire species located on your (admitedly massive) ship, you have to find a new planet to settle.
* After a fashion, this happens twice in ''Franchise/StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.''VideoGame/StarWarsKnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. The very first section of the game takes place on a spaceship which gets shot down, and the next section takes place on a planet which gets bombarded to oblivion just as the protagonists are leaving. [[spoiler:It actually happens [[RuleOfThree three times]] as the Jedi Academy on Dantooine (the planet visited after the aforementioned "planet bombarded to oblivion") is attacked and destroyed by Darth Malak after a certain number of {{Plot Coupon}}s has been collected. You meet some survivors though]].



* ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has the resort planet of Hyda IV, which is attacked when the main character is chillin' out on it.
** Earth (along with most of the galaxy) gets destroyed midway through the game.
*** The galaxy is restored at the end due to it's inhabitants having the sentience to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve believe they are real and thus become real]]. Why this doesn't work for Earth or anything else that was "deleted" in the exact same manner is [[PlotHole never explained]].

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* ''StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has the resort planet of Hyda IV, which is attacked when the main character is chillin' out on it.
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it. Earth (along with most of the galaxy) gets destroyed midway through the game.
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game. The galaxy is restored at the end due to it's its inhabitants having the sentience to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve believe they are real and thus become real]]. Why this doesn't work for Earth or anything else that was "deleted" in the exact same manner is [[PlotHole never explained]].
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