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23rd Feb '17 10:15:27 AM Nyame
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': C.C. "dies" but not before granting Lelouch a Geass. With his new superpower, he investigates the murder of s mother Marianne.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': C.C. "dies" but not before granting Lelouch a Geass. With his new superpower, he investigates the murder of s his mother Marianne.Marianne, whose own death initiated plot as it led to Lelouch and Nunnally being exiled to Japan.



* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Almost every single major event in the story is the result of the death of one person. [[spoiler:That person is the main protagonist himself, Natsu Dragneel. Four hundred years before the current storyline, a young Natsu died in a dragon attack with his parents. His older brother Zeref Dragneel, [[{{Necromantic}} desperate to revive him]], immersed himself in the study of forbidden and taboo magic. He was cursed for his willingness to bypass the boundary between the living and the dead by the JerkassGod Ankhseram, and would come to be known as the strong and most evil mage in history. Zeref would create several demons to kill him that would later wreak havoc on the world (such as Deloria, who would kill Gray's parents and his mentor Ur), and many antagonists throughout the series are dark wizards who (mistakenly) seek to revive/summon him in hopes of attaining his power. Ironically, it seems the only thing Zeref was ''not'' responsible for in some way was Acnologia -- many in the series are convinced that he turned Acnologia into a dragon, but in reality Acnologia's transformation was a consequence of Dragon Slaying magic, which was created by Irene Belserion. In fact, some of the major events Zeref is responsible for were the result of his plan to ''stop'' Acnologia]].

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': ''Manga/FairyTail'':
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Almost every single major event in the story is the result of the death of one person. [[spoiler:That person is the main protagonist himself, Natsu Dragneel. Four hundred years before the current storyline, a young Natsu died in a dragon attack with his parents. His older brother Zeref Dragneel, [[{{Necromantic}} desperate to revive him]], immersed himself in the study of forbidden and taboo magic. He was cursed for his willingness to bypass the boundary between the living and the dead by the JerkassGod Ankhseram, and would come to be known as the strong and most evil mage in history. Zeref would create several demons to kill him that would later wreak havoc on the world (such as Deloria, who would kill Gray's parents and his mentor Ur), and many antagonists throughout the series are dark wizards who (mistakenly) seek to revive/summon him in hopes of attaining his power. Ironically, it seems the only thing Zeref was ''not'' responsible for in some way was Acnologia -- many in the series are convinced that he turned Acnologia into a dragon, but in reality Acnologia's transformation was a consequence of Dragon Slaying magic, which was created by Irene Belserion. In fact, some of the major events Zeref is responsible for were the result of his plan to ''stop'' Acnologia]].Acnologia]].
** The death of Fairy Tail's first Guild Master Mavis Vermilion has a significant impact on the plot, though minor in comparison to the above example. [[spoiler:Especially considering the fact that [[NotQuiteDead Mavis is (technically) still alive]], as an AstralProjection. Precht/Hades, in his attempts to revive her, turned her body into the eternal magic, "Fairy Heart" aka Lumen Histoire. His failure to achieve his original goal is implied to what have driven him to villainy and create the dark guild Grimoire Heart. Ivan Dreyar is implied to have tried to use Fairy Heart for his own ends, which led to him being ex-communicated from the guild, and spread the information around, eventually attracting the attention of the Alvarez Empire. Finally, there is Zeref, her "killer", who was in love with her. Losing Mavis the way he did, after he allowed himself to believe there was someone out there he could care for and be happy with, was his true StartOfDarkness and led to him [[ThenLetMeBeEvil becoming the evil wizard the rest of the world feared so much]]]].
20th Feb '17 12:40:24 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Jon Arryn's death is what causes Eddard Stark and his family to become tangled in the game of thrones.
** The majority of Season 4's King's Landing arc stems from the death of King Joffrey.
18th Feb '17 9:24:34 AM nombretomado
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* [[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity's]] death starts the whole series.

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* [[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity's]] Literature/AuntDimity's death starts the whole series.
13th Feb '17 5:16:11 AM Nyame
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Almost every single major event in the story is the result of the death of one person. [[spoiler:That person is the main protagonist himself, Natsu Dragneel. Four hundred years before the current storyline, a young Natsu died in a dragon attack with his parents. His older brother Zeref Dragneel, [[{{Necromantic}} desperate to revive him]], immersed himself in the study of forbidden and taboo magic. He was cursed for his willingness to bypass the boundary between the living and the dead by the JerkassGod Ankhseram, and would come to be known as the strong and most evil mage in history. Zeref would create several demons to kill him that would later wreak havoc on the world (such as Deloria, who would kill Gray's parents and his mentor Ur), and many antagonists throughout the series are dark wizards who (mistakenly) seek to revive/summon him in hopes of attaining his power. Ironically, it seems the only thing Zeref was ''not' responsible for in some way was Acnologia -- many in the series are convinced that he turned Acnologia into a dragon, but in reality Acnologia's transformation was a consequence of Dragon Slaying magic, which was created by Irene Belserion]].

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Almost every single major event in the story is the result of the death of one person. [[spoiler:That person is the main protagonist himself, Natsu Dragneel. Four hundred years before the current storyline, a young Natsu died in a dragon attack with his parents. His older brother Zeref Dragneel, [[{{Necromantic}} desperate to revive him]], immersed himself in the study of forbidden and taboo magic. He was cursed for his willingness to bypass the boundary between the living and the dead by the JerkassGod Ankhseram, and would come to be known as the strong and most evil mage in history. Zeref would create several demons to kill him that would later wreak havoc on the world (such as Deloria, who would kill Gray's parents and his mentor Ur), and many antagonists throughout the series are dark wizards who (mistakenly) seek to revive/summon him in hopes of attaining his power. Ironically, it seems the only thing Zeref was ''not' ''not'' responsible for in some way was Acnologia -- many in the series are convinced that he turned Acnologia into a dragon, but in reality Acnologia's transformation was a consequence of Dragon Slaying magic, which was created by Irene Belserion]].Belserion. In fact, some of the major events Zeref is responsible for were the result of his plan to ''stop'' Acnologia]].
12th Feb '17 6:41:24 AM Nyame
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Almost every single major event in the story is the result of the death of one person. [[spoiler:That person is the main protagonist himself, Natsu Dragneel. Four hundred years before the current storyline, a young Natsu died in a dragon attack with his parents. His older brother Zeref Dragneel, [[{{Necromantic}} desperate to revive him]], immersed himself in the study of forbidden and taboo magic. He was cursed for his willingness to bypass the boundary between the living and the dead by the JerkassGod Ankhseram, and would come to be known as the strong and most evil mage in history. Zeref would create several demons to kill him that would later wreak havoc on the world (such as Deloria, who would kill Gray's parents and his mentor Ur), and many antagonists throughout the series are dark wizards who (mistakenly) seek to revive/summon him in hopes of attaining his power. Ironically, it seems the only thing Zeref was ''not' responsible for in some way was Acnologia -- many in the series are convinced that he turned Acnologia into a dragon, but in reality Acnologia's transformation was a consequence of Dragon Slaying magic, which was created by Irene Belserion]].
29th Dec '16 1:26:42 PM upupandaway42
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* In Series/AgentCarter, the murder of Jane Scott in the [[Recap/AgentCarterS2E1TheLadyInTheLake first episode of Season Two]] kicks off the plot, with Peggy being sent to LA to investigate both the death and the bizarre circumstances the body was found in (fished out of a frozen lake... in the middle of a Californian summer).
1st Dec '16 8:21:23 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is what it is mostly because [[spoiler: the first Fallen Child]] died a long time ago. His death (well, the side-effects of his ThanatosGambit) is the reason there's a standing order to kill all humans who enter the Underground and why Toriel ([[spoiler: the child's adoptive mother and the former queen of the Underground]]) lives in the Ruins.


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* The Human Prince in ''WebOriginal/ElfslayerChronicles'' has a Plot ''[[OffTheRails Derailing]]'' Death. The plot the DM had planned was an escort mission to bring him home to his kingdom to stop the war between them and the Elven Kingdom. However, one of the players decided to instead murder him and frame his elvish lover, turning the plot into a murder mystery/ XanatosGambit on the part of that player.
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2nd Oct '16 12:43:45 AM ginsengaddict
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* The assassination of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archduke_Franz_Ferdinand_of_Austria Archduke Franz Ferdinand]] is widely considered the first in a chain of events leading to UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
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10th Aug '16 9:03:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}},'' the murder of Grag Hamcrusher leads Sam Vimes on a quest to discover the truth behind the battle of Koom Valley.
* Another ''Discworld'' one is Deccon Ribobe at the start of ''Discworld/MovingPictures''. In the first scene of the book he dies of old age, leaving no-one to perform the rituals that [[SealedEvilInACan keep the Holy Wood magic in check]].
* The death of King Brion Haldane at the start of ''[[{{Deryni}} Deryni Rising]]'', which begins the multi-volume saga of King Kelson Haldane's rule as well as the specific challenges of getting him safely crowned king.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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In ''Discworld/{{Thud}},'' the murder of Grag Hamcrusher leads Sam Vimes on a quest to discover the truth behind the battle of Koom Valley.
* Another ''Discworld'' one is ** Deccon Ribobe at the start of ''Discworld/MovingPictures''. In the first scene of the book he dies of old age, leaving no-one to perform the rituals that [[SealedEvilInACan keep the Holy Wood magic in check]].
* The death of King Brion Haldane at the start of ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} Deryni Rising]]'', which begins the multi-volume saga of King Kelson Haldane's rule as well as the specific challenges of getting him safely crowned king.
2nd Aug '16 8:20:51 AM DYellowMadness
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** Even earlier, [[spoiler: if Sarah hadn't died at the beginning, the game would probably just be about Joel & Sarah trying to survive every day life & Joel never would've met most of the rest of the cast.]]
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