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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.
1st Nov '16 1:00:14 PM heartofthemoon
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* 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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* An interesting variant happens in ''VideoGame/InFamous''. Cole McGrath [=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 [=McGrath=] superpowers, and killed Trish to make sure Cole wouldn't do the same mistake he did.
7th Oct '16 8:57:17 AM OlmoJV
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* A backstory told during ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'' reveals that Avalina's currently in the same situation with [[VillainProtagonist the Horned King]] as she was four years earlier with her CoolHorse Mitternacht, even if she's unaware of it. The girl alone could see that the [[HellishHorse furious horse]] everyone believed to be a lost cause was just acting out of grief of losing his rider, and she had to tame him before a time limit was up and he'd be put down. {{The dreaded}} Horned King has a time limit to complete his [[RedemptionQuest only chance]] to earn his freedom from [[SoulJar the Black Cauldron]], and Avalina slowly comes to make them both realize [[BeingEvilSucks how lonely he is]]. Also, Avalina met both Mitternacht and the Horned King after being lost, goes through physical and emotional pain before she gets through to them (a task no one quite believes to be possible) and [[MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast has her musical talents as an asset]].
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24th Sep '16 7:30:06 AM xXD347HXx
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* In ''Film/{{James and the Giant Peach}}'', James' parents were killed by a runaway rhinoceros. Sure enough, in the movie version, the rhino reappeared.
15th May '16 5:43:20 AM Koveras
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->''"Like all the bad things in my life, it started with the death of a woman."''

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