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10th Jul '17 9:16:26 AM gjjones
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Rachel, who serves as TheGwenStacy for Locke. One day, while exploring a cave with Rachel, he was too slow to keep her from falling down a cliff, which led to her contracting amnesia. [[WhatTheHellHero Her parents called Locke out on this]] and caused him to leave the village, and while he was away, Rachel was killed in an Imperial attack. Locke fully [[ItsAllMyFault blames himself]] for once again not being there to protect her, like he promised he would. This is why he makes it his mission to protect Terra and Celes.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Rachel, who serves as TheGwenStacy for Locke. One day, while exploring a cave with Rachel, he was too slow to keep her from falling down a cliff, which led to her contracting amnesia. [[WhatTheHellHero Her parents father called Locke out on this]] and caused him to leave the village, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Locke left his hometown]], and while he was away, Rachel was killed in an Imperial attack. Locke fully [[ItsAllMyFault blames himself]] for once again not being there to protect her, like he promised he would. This is why he makes it his mission to protect Terra and Celes.
10th Jul '17 9:15:06 AM gjjones
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Rachel, who serves as TheGwenStacy for Locke. One day, while exploring a cave with Rachel, he was too slow to keep her from falling down a cliff, which led to her contracting amnesia. Her parents blamed Locke and drove him from the village, and while he was away, Rachel was killed in an Imperial attack. Locke fully blames himself for once again not being there to protect her, like he promised he would. This is why he makes it his mission to protect Terra and Celes.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Rachel, who serves as TheGwenStacy for Locke. One day, while exploring a cave with Rachel, he was too slow to keep her from falling down a cliff, which led to her contracting amnesia. [[WhatTheHellHero Her parents blamed called Locke out on this]] and drove caused him from to leave the village, and while he was away, Rachel was killed in an Imperial attack. Locke fully [[ItsAllMyFault blames himself himself]] for once again not being there to protect her, like he promised he would. This is why he makes it his mission to protect Terra and Celes.
9th Jul '17 8:10:05 AM BattleMaster
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* This trope was [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Maxima, being a PopCultureBadass, convinced Sydney that she should join [=ARCLight=] for training specifically to help prevent having such a thing happening.

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* This trope was [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Maxima, being a PopCultureBadass, convinced PopCulturedBadass, mentioned Gwen Stacy by name to convince Sydney that she should join [=ARCLight=] for training specifically to help prevent having such a thing happening.
9th Jul '17 8:09:01 AM BattleMaster
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* This trope was [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Maxima, being a PopCultureBadass, convinced Sydney that she should join [=ARCLight=] for training specifically to help prevent having such a thing happening.
17th Jun '17 4:17:35 PM bobwolf
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' ends with Master Chief sadly saying that he was supposed to protect [[spoiler: Cortana as she dies]]. This affected him so much that he goes AWOL to follow a dream he had of [[spoiler:Cortana]] in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' ends with Master Chief sadly saying that he was supposed to protect [[spoiler: Cortana as she dies]]. This affected him so much that he goes AWOL to follow a dream he had of [[spoiler:Cortana]] in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. As if to kick John when he's down, [[spoiler: Cortana CameBackWrong and tries to kidnap him.]]
17th Jun '17 2:28:36 PM Abodos
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* Shulk, in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' had a vision of Fiora, his [[ChilhoodFriendRomance childhood friend and longtime crush]] dying at the hands of Metal Face. Despite this, he was unable to prevent it from happening. [[spoiler: Of course, there's also the fact that Fiora isn't ACTUALLY dead...]]

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* Shulk, in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' had a vision of Fiora, his [[ChilhoodFriendRomance [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend and longtime crush]] dying at the hands of Metal Face. Despite this, he was unable to prevent it from happening. [[spoiler: Of course, there's also the fact that Fiora isn't ACTUALLY dead...]]
10th Jun '17 2:28:09 AM ChrisX
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** Also previously in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 3'', this hit Aya Kobayashi earlier when Ryusei launched a reckless attack against Balmar general Hazal Gozzo, and from that, not just Aya is thought to be dead, SRX is destroyed. Turns out she's just captured and the Balmar made a great use of her psychic power to make Mai's greater psychic power to run amok and threaten the party. But all is well when it turns out Aya has been rescued by both [[DefectorFromDecadence Luria Qayitz and]] [[BoisterousBruiser Baran Doban]].

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** Also previously in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 3'', this hit Aya Kobayashi earlier when Ryusei launched a reckless attack against Balmar general Hazal Gozzo, and from that, not just Aya is thought to be dead, SRX is destroyed. destroyed, forcing him to a lesser mecha until it's rebuilt as the far more powerful SR-Altered Banpreios. Turns out she's Aya's just captured and the Balmar made a great use of her psychic power to make Mai's greater psychic power to run amok and threaten the party. But all is well when it turns out Aya has been rescued by both [[DefectorFromDecadence Luria Qayitz and]] [[BoisterousBruiser Baran Doban]].
8th Jun '17 9:55:34 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} {{Superman}} stories, Superman felt guilt for the rest of his life because, despite being the most powerful person in the world, he wasn't able to save Ma and Pa Kent from the rare disease that killed them. In addition to being an additional source of angst for a guy who was already the poster child for SurvivorsGuilt, it was also an important lesson in humility for the man who can move planets, teaching him that even he has limits. Of course, after the ComicBook/PostCrisis reboot, Ma and Pa Kent never died.

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* In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} stories, Superman felt guilt for the rest of his life because, despite being the most powerful person in the world, he wasn't able to save Ma and Pa Kent from the rare disease that killed them. In addition to being an additional source of angst for a guy who was already the poster child for SurvivorsGuilt, it was also an important lesson in humility for the man who can move planets, teaching him that even he has limits. Of course, after the ComicBook/PostCrisis reboot, Ma and Pa Kent never died.



* Part of the reason the plot of ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' happen: Superman got hit with a Fear Toxin by Joker and thought he was fighting Doomsday by taking him to space... only to reveal that he's actually taking ''Lois Lane and her unborn baby'' (he's the dad). They die, and her death triggered a nuclear explosion that levels down Metropolis. Most of it was Joker's fault, but part of Superman's descent of evil was because of the loss of Lois and Metropolis.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': No less than ''three'' people feel this way towards Serah. First and foremost, her sister Lightning and fiancé Snow, the former for not believing her at a key moment, the latter for accidentally getting her captured by a fal'Cie, both of them blaming themselves for her subsequent transformation into a human paperweight. In this iteration, she gets better, but after [[TheHeroDies dropping dead]] at the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 end of the second game]], Lightning, Snow ''and'' Noel get this trope in spades. [[spoiler:Again, she gets better, due to the universe being rebooted]].

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* Part of the reason the plot of ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' happen: happens. Superman got hit with a Fear Toxin by Joker and thought he was fighting Doomsday by taking him to space... only to reveal that he's actually taking ''Lois ''his wife Lois Lane and her their unborn baby'' (he's the dad). baby''. They die, and her death triggered a nuclear explosion that levels down Metropolis. Most of it was Joker's fault, but part of Superman's descent of evil was because of the loss of Lois and Metropolis.
Metropolis was partially on his hands and feeling that he could have prevented it somehow.
-->'''Superman:''' So many lives lost, because I held back.
** This is also why Cyborg agrees to join him in his endeavour to put a stop to crime and war. Several of his friends in the ComicBook/TeenTitans were killed in the nuking of Metropolis, so he wants to make sure nothing like that ever happens again.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': No less than ''three'' people feel this way towards Serah. First and foremost, her sister Lightning and fiancé Snow, the former for not believing her at a key moment, the latter for accidentally getting her captured by a fal'Cie, both of them blaming themselves for her subsequent transformation into a human paperweight. In this iteration, she gets better, but after [[TheHeroDies dropping dead]] at the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 end of the second game]], Lightning, Snow ''and'' Noel get this trope in spades. [[spoiler:Again, she gets better, due to the universe being rebooted]].



* In ''WebAnimation/RWBY'', it is implied that [[spoiler: Pyrrha]] fills this role for both Ruby and Jaune. [[spoiler: Jaune was unable to stop her from confronting Cinder and Ruby reached the top just in time to see her die.]]

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* In ''WebAnimation/RWBY'', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it is implied that [[spoiler: Pyrrha]] fills this role for both Ruby and Jaune. [[spoiler: Jaune was unable to stop her from confronting Cinder and Ruby reached the top just in time to see her die.]]
24th May '17 12:10:29 PM spiderfreak1011
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* Arguably, Hinawa and Claus (The Latter of which CameBackWrong) for Lucas and Flint in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''.

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* Arguably, Hinawa and Claus (The Latter of which CameBackWrong) for Lucas and Flint in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''.3}}'', heavily implied with Hinawa and Claus for Flint and Lucas respectively, as Flint failed to protect his wife and Lucas let Claus go off alone on the journey that killed him. Subverted, as [[spoiler: Claus isn't actually dead.]]
26th Apr '17 8:57:42 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* [[spoiler: The entire town of Akzeriuth getting destroyed]] serves as this for [[spoiler: Luke]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', prompting a massive personality 180 as he tries to make up for it. Although he was manipulated into making it happen, the party still holds him partially responsible for [[PoorCommunicationKills keeping them in the dark about what was going on until it was too late to stop it.]]

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* [[spoiler: The entire town of Akzeriuth getting destroyed]] serves as this for [[spoiler: Luke]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', prompting a massive personality 180 as he tries to make up for it. Although he was manipulated into making it happen, the party still holds him partially responsible for [[PoorCommunicationKills keeping them in the dark about what was going on until it was too late to stop it.]]]] Not like [[WithFriendsLikeThese they]] were much better, as quite a few had information on hand that would have possibly changed things; ie, Tear's reasons for trying to kill Van (her brother) and Jade having realized certain important and game changing information before anyone else.
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