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13th Sep '17 7:17:22 PM nombretomado
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* At the very beginning of ''[[WarchildSeries Warchild]]'', Jos is abducted by pirates and abused by their captain Falcone. He escapes. Much of the rest of the book is spent showing him coping with that experience and the difficulties he has in trusting people because of it. But you know [[BigBad Falcone]] will be showing up again. Sure enough, in the climax, [[spoiler: he captures Jos yet again and repeats the same pattern of abuse. And this time Jos can't even repress the memory. Unusually, Jos isn't able to face his demon or die by them. He's rescued. Not that it stops him from killing Falcone the third time they meet, when it's Falcone who's been captured.]]

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* At the very beginning of ''[[WarchildSeries ''[[Literature/WarchildSeries Warchild]]'', Jos is abducted by pirates and abused by their captain Falcone. He escapes. Much of the rest of the book is spent showing him coping with that experience and the difficulties he has in trusting people because of it. But you know [[BigBad Falcone]] will be showing up again. Sure enough, in the climax, [[spoiler: he captures Jos yet again and repeats the same pattern of abuse. And this time Jos can't even repress the memory. Unusually, Jos isn't able to face his demon or die by them. He's rescued. Not that it stops him from killing Falcone the third time they meet, when it's Falcone who's been captured.]]
2nd Sep '17 2:32:37 PM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': Snake's inability to [[ShootTheDog kill Fox to ensure an easy victory]], because he had learned from his mistakes of killing Fox and Big Boss in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2''.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': Snake's inability to [[ShootTheDog kill Fox to ensure an easy victory]], because he had learned from his mistakes of killing Fox and Big Boss in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2''.''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''.
** The non-canon ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'': Snake retires after the adventure in Outer Heaven back in ''VideoGame/MetalGear1''. He comes out of retirement to deal with another Metal Gear threat in Galuade, a fortress built over the remains of Outer Heaven.



* In Videogame/TheLastOfUs (trope image), a ZombieApocalypse breaks out and Joel has to carry his daughter to safety through a hostile environment. [[spoiler:At the end of the game (20 years later), he ends up having to carry his surrogate daughter to safety through a hostile environment.]]
* An interesting variant happens in ''VideoGame/InFamous''. Cole [=McGrath=] gets superpowers. Later, he married the love of his life, Trish, and they had two daughters. Then the beast came, destroyed absolutely everything (and killed Cole's family), and Cole went back in time, gave Cole [=McGrath=] superpowers, and killed Trish to make sure Cole wouldn't do the same mistake he did.

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* In Videogame/TheLastOfUs (trope ''Videogame/TheLastOfUs'' (which provides the trope image), a ZombieApocalypse breaks out and Joel has to carry his daughter to safety through a hostile environment. [[spoiler:At the end of the game (20 years later), he ends up having to carry his surrogate daughter to safety through a hostile environment.]]
* An interesting variant happens in ''VideoGame/InFamous''. Cole [=McGrath=] gets superpowers. Later, he married the love of his life, Trish, and they had two daughters. Then the beast came, destroyed absolutely everything (and killed Cole's family), and Cole went back in time, gave Cole [=McGrath=] superpowers, and killed Trish to make sure Cole wouldn't do make the same mistake he did.



** Early in ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', Nagase is almost shot down by a Yuktobanian missile but saved when her flight lead Captain Bartlett takes the hit for her and crashes. Bartlett isn't found, dead or alive, for much of the rest of the game, and the whole event weighs heavily on Nagase's conscience. Several months later, Nagase is finally shot down under similar circumstances, with no one to take the missile for her, but survives and emerges from the ordeal a [[InUniverseCatharsis much better-adjusted individual]].

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** Early in ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', Nagase is almost shot down by a Yuktobanian missile but saved when her flight lead Captain Bartlett takes the hit for her and crashes. Bartlett isn't found, dead or alive, for much of the rest of the game, and the whole event weighs heavily on Nagase's conscience. Several A few months later, Nagase is finally shot down under similar circumstances, with no one to take the missile for her, but survives and emerges from the ordeal a [[InUniverseCatharsis much better-adjusted individual]].
2nd Sep '17 11:56:04 AM Kadorhal
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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series deserves its own section.

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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series deserves its own section.



** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'': Subtle one. Otacon loses his father - and almost his sister - due to a drowning suicide by the former. If he had been there, he would have been able to save them - but he was in his room [[{{Squick}} having sex with his stepmother]] at the time, and therefore didn't respond to his sister's cries for help. At the end of the Tanker chapter, Snake calls for Otacon to save him from drowning. This time Otacon saves him by ''riding a boat out onto the sea in a thunderstorm'' just to pull him out of the water.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'': Big Boss assassinated The Boss, but, when his old friend Python begs for him to finish him off the same way The Boss did, he tries to save him instead.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'': [[spoiler: Naomi]] dies in similar circumstances to Sniper Wolf (even the music is the same), and Otacon is overwhelmed. However, instead of grieving, he quotes the line ''Snake'' uttered after Wolf's death ("I don't have any tears left to shed"), and shakily gets on with life.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'': ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'': Subtle one. Otacon loses his father - and almost his sister - due to a drowning suicide by the former. If he had been there, he would have been able to save them - but he was in his room [[{{Squick}} having sex with his stepmother]] at the time, and therefore didn't respond to his sister's cries for help. At the end of the Tanker chapter, Snake calls for Otacon to save him from drowning. This time Otacon saves him by ''riding a boat out onto the sea in a thunderstorm'' thunderstorm'', nearly getting pulled down himself with the sinking tanker, just to pull him out of the water.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'': Big Boss assassinated The Boss, but, when his old friend Python begs for him to finish him off the same way he did The Boss did, Boss, he tries to save him instead.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'': ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'': [[spoiler: Naomi]] dies in similar circumstances to Sniper Wolf (even the music is the same), and Otacon is overwhelmed. However, instead of grieving, he quotes the line ''Snake'' uttered after Wolf's death ("I don't have any tears left to shed"), and shakily gets on with life.
4th Aug '17 1:31:32 PM GrammarNavi
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** In a very meta way, the finale of ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' calls back to a particular mission of ''The Unsung War'', where [[spoiler:Chopper]] cannot eject from his crashing plane due to burnt-out circuitry, as you can only helplessly watch him die. In ''Assault Horizon'', Guts takes a missile for you (mirroring ''another'' {{wingman}}'s actions in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZero''), but Bishop (the player character of ''ACAH''), being an even more insane badass than Blaze (the ''[=AC5=]'' PC), puts up a spectacular display of high-altitude marksmanship and ''snipes'' off Guts' malfunctioning canopy with his machinegun in mid-air, so he can bail out into the sea.

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** In a very meta way, the finale of ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' calls back to a particular mission of ''The Unsung War'', where [[spoiler:Chopper]] cannot eject from his crashing plane due to burnt-out circuitry, as you can only helplessly watch him die. In ''Assault Horizon'', Guts takes a missile for you (mirroring ''another'' {{wingman}}'s actions in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZero''), ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar''), but Bishop (the player character of ''ACAH''), being an even more insane badass than Blaze (the ''[=AC5=]'' PC), puts up a spectacular display of high-altitude marksmanship and ''snipes'' off Guts' malfunctioning canopy with his machinegun in mid-air, so he can bail out into the sea.
5th Jun '17 1:42:11 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Scar starts out a member of an oppressed ethnic group, the Ishvalans, wanting revenge on those who nearly wiped out his people, namely Amestris. By the end of the story, he pays an instrumental role in saving Amestris...from the same cabal that manipulated Amestris into its war with Ishval.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Scar starts out a member of an oppressed ethnic group, the Ishvalans, wanting revenge on those who nearly wiped out his people, namely Amestris. By the end of the story, he pays plays an instrumental role in saving Amestris...from the same cabal that manipulated Amestris into its war with Ishval.



* ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'': during the ''Gun Gale Online'' arc, Kirito is faced to confront a player who had survived being trapped in SAO with him who was a member of a player-killer guild, who is now killing players in the real world from within GGO.
* ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'' has an intergenerational example. Oracle Kian had to die because he got too involved with matters of the military, after which a rule was established that the Oracle may not have any connections to the military. His son Legna's quest to find the source of the killing intent [[DreamingOfThingsToCome he dreamed of]], however, forces him to investigate more than the Senate would ever approve, and he becomes friends with Lante the commander of the White Knights , threatening him to unwittingly repeat what his father did.

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* ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'': during the ''Gun Gale Online'' arc, Kirito is faced to confront with a player who had survived being trapped in SAO with him who was a member of a player-killer guild, who is now killing players in the real world from within GGO.
* ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'' has an intergenerational example. Oracle Kian had to die because he got too involved with matters of the military, after which a rule was established that the Oracle may not have any connections to the military. His son Legna's quest to find the source of the killing intent [[DreamingOfThingsToCome he dreamed of]], however, forces him to investigate more than the Senate would ever approve, and he becomes friends with Lante the commander of the White Knights , threatening him to unwittingly repeat what his father did.did.
* Following the Eclipse in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts went on a two-year-long vendetta against Griffith, his ex-commander who condemned him and every one of his comrades to die at the hands of ravening monsters from hell, and drove his lover Casca to insanity in [[RapeAsDrama one of the most horrible ways possible]] as his first act upon becoming a demon god. But in so doing, he left Casca behind, a decision that would cost him dearly. When Guts learns how he fucked up in leaving her behind, he goes through hell and high water to save her, a situation made even more complicated by an event similar to the Eclipse going down, culminating in [[spoiler:Griffith's rebirth into the mortal realm. With his chance for vengeance finally at hand, Guts is only stopped by Casca as he realizes that he has to choose, once again, between his hatred and his love. He chooses his love]].
31st May '17 7:09:11 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'', Gulcasa loses a number of people important to him through death and betrayal. He blames this on his own personal weakness (although every circumstance was pretty much out of his control) and vows to gain the power that he needs to really protect his loved ones. Three years later, another large-scale conflict starts; whether or not Gulcasa is capable of protecting his allies depends entirely on whether you're playing ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' ([[spoiler:he can't]]) or ''YggdraUnison'' ([[spoiler:he does]]).

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'', Gulcasa loses a number of people important to him through death and betrayal. He blames this on his own personal weakness (although every circumstance was pretty much out of his control) and vows to gain the power that he needs to really protect his loved ones. Three years later, another large-scale conflict starts; whether or not Gulcasa is capable of protecting his allies depends entirely on whether you're playing ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' ([[spoiler:he can't]]) or ''YggdraUnison'' ''VideoGame/YggdraUnison'' ([[spoiler:he does]]).
12th May '17 10:22:53 PM DustSnitch
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Essentially, this trope is parallelism between what happened to a character before the story started and something that happens to them during the story.
12th May '17 10:18:22 PM DustSnitch
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Essentially, this trope is parallelism between what happened to a character before the story started and something that happens to them during the story.
2nd Apr '17 12:04:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'', Gulcasa loses a number of people important to him through death and betrayal. He blames this on his own personal weakness (although every circumstance was pretty much out of his control) and vows to gain the power that he needs to really protect his loved ones. Three years later, another large-scale conflict starts; whether or not Gulcasa is capable of protecting his allies depends entirely on whether you're playing ''YggdraUnion'' ([[spoiler:he can't]]) or ''YggdraUnison'' ([[spoiler:he does]]).
* [[TearJerker Tatsuya Suou]]'s history in {{Persona 2}}. He pretty much threw the weight of the world on his shoulders and tasked himself to destroy [[EldritchAbomination Nyarlathotep]]'s plans before they started so his friends wouldn't have to suffer. He failed.

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'', Gulcasa loses a number of people important to him through death and betrayal. He blames this on his own personal weakness (although every circumstance was pretty much out of his control) and vows to gain the power that he needs to really protect his loved ones. Three years later, another large-scale conflict starts; whether or not Gulcasa is capable of protecting his allies depends entirely on whether you're playing ''YggdraUnion'' ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' ([[spoiler:he can't]]) or ''YggdraUnison'' ([[spoiler:he does]]).
* [[TearJerker Tatsuya Suou]]'s history in {{Persona 2}}.''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}''. He pretty much threw the weight of the world on his shoulders and tasked himself to destroy [[EldritchAbomination Nyarlathotep]]'s plans before they started so his friends wouldn't have to suffer. He failed.
6th Dec '16 7:48:22 PM valozzy
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Princess Luna suffers from an unusually-literal version of this trope when she inflicts recurring nightmares on ''herself'' in which she turns into Nightmare Moon and (show is vague, but I would guess slays) the Mane Six, just to remind herself never again to give way to the Nightmare.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Princess Luna suffers from an unusually-literal version of this trope when she inflicts recurring nightmares on ''herself'' in which she turns into Nightmare Moon and (show is vague, but I would guess slays) defeats the Mane Six, just to remind herself never again to give way to the Nightmare.
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