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29th Nov '16 7:09:57 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' 's Link, unlike his predecessors, was not chosen by the gods to become the next wielder of the master sword and Ganondorf's demise. He was just a normal kid who just so happened to be the older brother of Aryll, an adorable little girl who Ganondorf ''kindapped by accident'', prompting Link to begin his quest to save her and deliver a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown royal beatdown]] on whoever dared to touch her.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' 's Link, unlike his predecessors, was not chosen by the gods to become the next wielder of the master sword and Ganondorf's demise. He was just a normal kid who just so happened to be the older brother of Aryll, an adorable little girl who Ganondorf ''kindapped ''kidnapped by accident'', prompting Link to begin his quest to save her and deliver a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown royal beatdown]] on whoever dared to touch her.
23rd Sep '16 4:52:16 PM eroock
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->It started like any other night...
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19th Sep '16 10:43:19 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Fanfic/YuGiOhTheThousandYearDoor'', the Shadow Queen's rise to power and evil unlike the world ever knew - at the time - would have been prevented had a town simply not refused the pleas of three starving and homeless children begging for food. [[note]]The DisasterDominoes were as follows: three siblings, Iris, Seth, and lars, came to the now-forgotten town begging for aid, but were turned away. Desperate, Seth tried to steal from a temple to get money, but was caught. The judge was sympathetic, but to prevent the town from lynching him, he handed down a lenient punishment of one week in jail; but Seth was to sickly and died after one night. When Lars and Iris tried to claim the body, a horse on the carriage carrying it was spooked, and Lars was dragged behind it, horrifically torn apart. Iris was enraged, cursed at the now-repentant townsfolk, and fled into the wilderness. Eventually collapsing from a combination of exhaustion and hunger, she waited to die... Until a voice came to her, offering help. Whether she realized then the dark being the voice came from or whether she just didn't care, she accepted, becoming a loyal servant of Graz'zt and reforged into a villain who would threaten the world.[[/note]]
14th Sep '16 3:00:38 PM TeraChimera
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->It started like any other night...
-->--'''''Film/{{Collateral}}'' tagline'''




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* Cab driver Max in ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' gets pulled into the plot simply by picking up the wrong passenger: a sociopathic hitman named Vincent who forces Max to drive him to his targets.
26th Jun '16 3:36:14 AM LadWatcher
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' 's Link, unlike his predecessors, was not chosen by the gods to become the next wielder of the master sword and Ganondorf's demise. He was just a normal kid who just so happened to be the older brother of Aryll, an adorable little girl who Ganondorf ''kindapped by accident'', prompting Link to begin his quest to save her and deliver a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown royal beatdown]] on whoever dared to touch her.
15th May '16 4:59:53 AM Morgenthaler
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Now, that isn't to say that this character won't turn out to actually be central to this story's events, or won't go through tragic and/or spectacular events as the story goes on, or even that this inadvertent adventure won't wind up revealing important things about their past and destiny. In fact, doing so is a common method of avoiding having the story being told through the eyes of TheIshmael. The character can be anyone, anywhere. The key is that this character's random, everyday, completely not worthwhile decision is what pulls them into the events of the story. 

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Now, that isn't to say that this character won't turn out to actually be central to this story's events, or won't go through tragic and/or spectacular events as the story goes on, or even that this inadvertent adventure won't wind up revealing important things about their past and destiny. In fact, doing so is a common method of avoiding having the story being told through the eyes of TheIshmael. The character can be anyone, anywhere. The key is that this character's random, everyday, completely not worthwhile decision is what pulls them into the events of the story. 
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* In ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', had Shu gone straight home instead of to his usual hangout, he wouldn't have encountered Inori and set off the chain of events that would result in gaining the incredibly powerful Void Genome. 
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', had Lelouch not decided to play the HeroicBystander, he wouldn't have met C.C. and gained the powers he needed to initiate the rebellion. 

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* In ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', had Shu gone straight home instead of to his usual hangout, he wouldn't have encountered Inori and set off the chain of events that would result in gaining the incredibly powerful Void Genome. 
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', had Lelouch not decided to play the HeroicBystander, he wouldn't have met C.C. and gained the powers he needed to initiate the rebellion. 



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* It varies based on universe and continuity, but Franchise/SpiderMan generally gets bitten by a certain spider and gains his superpowers through a genuine twist of fate--by simply being in the right place at the right time. 

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* It varies based on universe and continuity, but Franchise/SpiderMan generally gets bitten by a certain spider and gains his superpowers through a genuine twist of fate--by simply being in the right place at the right time. 



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*  ''Literature/TheSevenRealmsSeries'': Han Alistar never have found himself pulled into a struggle for control over the Fells and the truth behind the Demon King's legend if he hadn't decided to steal Micah Bayar's amulet, an artifact that once belonged to the infamous Demon King.
* Pretty much the entire plot of ''Literature/CodexAlera'' happened because Tavi decided to get some flowers for a girl.

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*  ''Literature/TheSevenRealmsSeries'': ''Literature/TheSevenRealmsSeries'': Han Alistar never have found himself pulled into a struggle for control over the Fells and the truth behind the Demon King's legend if he hadn't decided to steal Micah Bayar's amulet, an artifact that once belonged to the infamous Demon King.
* Pretty much the entire plot of ''Literature/CodexAlera'' happened because Tavi decided to get some flowers for a girl.



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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]], it's revealed that the only reason Donna Noble ever got embroiled in the Doctor's life at all was because one day, she turned left, not right. Good thing she did, too; that same episode reveals that turning right led to the Doctor's death, the nuclear destruction of London, and the end of reality itself. Yikes.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft "Turn Left"]], it's revealed that the only reason Donna Noble ever got embroiled in the Doctor's life at all was because one day, she turned left, not right. Good thing she did, too; that same episode reveals that turning right led to the Doctor's death, the nuclear destruction of London, and the end of reality itself. Yikes.



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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII:'' Vaan just happens to decide to break into the palace on the same night LaResistance tries to take it back and the dashing SkyPirate Balthier and his partner Fran also attempt to steal something from its hidden treasure troves. 

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII:'' Vaan just happens to decide to break into the palace on the same night LaResistance tries to take it back and the dashing SkyPirate Balthier and his partner Fran also attempt to steal something from its hidden treasure troves. 



* ''VideoGame/WhiteKnightChronicles:'' Leonard and co sneak into the palace on a whim. The guards just left the front doors open when they were delivering wine to Princess Cisna's ball. (No, seriously. That's how it happens.) Then he decides to rescue the princess from an assassin as the palace is under attack. Then he decides to take control of the [[HumongousMecha incredibly powerful Wite Knight]] in order to defend his home town. 

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* ''VideoGame/WhiteKnightChronicles:'' Leonard and co sneak into the palace on a whim. The guards just left the front doors open when they were delivering wine to Princess Cisna's ball. (No, seriously. That's how it happens.) Then he decides to rescue the princess from an assassin as the palace is under attack. Then he decides to take control of the [[HumongousMecha incredibly powerful Wite Knight]] in order to defend his home town. town.

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17th Jan '16 8:01:17 AM erazor0707
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* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'': Two of the protagonists, [[{{Tomboy}} Rowena]] and [[TheArcher Tsuji]], are brought into the adventure by pure chance after deciding to go on a group mission to Holland with Maka, Soul, and everybody else. In another twist of fate they are among the random students selected to go on a VIP mission to Cobra Island. Lastly, [[{{Deuteragonist}} Caius]] arguably brings the canon protagonists into his ongoing conflict with [[BigBad Cancer]] the minute he joins the group. The chain of events that follow must be read to be believed.
6th Dec '15 1:16:59 PM TeraChimera
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* ''Last Passenger'' starts with Lewis Shaler boarding a late-night train home with his young son. After some talking with the few remaining passengers, they notice that [[RunawayTrain the train isn't stopping at any stations...]]
30th Nov '15 8:23:52 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Katniss literally ''volunteers'' to be thrown into the life-or-death fight to the finish battle that is the Hunger Games. The twist is that she did so to keep her little sister out of the ring. [[spoiler: Comes full circle when the events that her participation in the Games set in motion eventually lead to her sister's death.]]
7th Oct '15 5:54:50 PM Kalaong
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** Jon actually gets ''really'' caught up in this, asking if the man who stepped on the watch is actually responsible, or his father for throwing away his watchmaking tools and making him become a physicist, or Einstein for driving his father to despair by creating the atomic bomb, etc. His first conclusion is that [[StrawNihilist none of it means a damned thing]], and it takes a shared EpiphanyTherapy with his ex to realize that [[TheAntiNihilist we all share responsibility for creating the world]].

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** Jon actually gets ''really'' caught up in this, asking if the man who stepped on the watch after its strap broke is actually responsible, or his father for throwing away his watchmaking tools and making him become a physicist, or Einstein for driving his father to despair by creating the atomic bomb, etc. His first conclusion is that [[StrawNihilist none of it means a damned thing]], and it takes a shared EpiphanyTherapy with his ex to realize that [[TheAntiNihilist we all share responsibility for creating the world]].
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