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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.]]
3rd Jul '16 11:36:35 PM Nyame
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': The death of Rebecca Merlyn twenty-one years before the start of the series is the impetus of the plot. If she hadn't died, then her husband Malcolm Merlyn wouldn't have gone insane in trying to avenge her death with the Undertaking and try to kill his best friend Robert in order to stop him from trying to prevent it, resulting in Oliver Queen being stranded on Lian Yu for five years and becoming the Arrow.
10th Jun '16 11:24:54 AM WillKeaton
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** Kikyou's death was the trigger for almost everything that occurs in the story. It's why Inuyasha and Naraku are enemies, it's why Kagome's dragged back in time, it's why the Shikon no Tama is released back into the world and it's why Kagome is the only one who can decide the jewel's ultimate fate.

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** Kikyou's death was the trigger for almost everything that occurs in the story. It's why Inuyasha and Naraku are enemies, it's why Kagome's Kagome was dragged back in time, it's why the Shikon no Tama is released back into the world and it's why Kagome is the only one who can decide the jewel's ultimate fate.
9th Jun '16 11:59:53 AM bt8257
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* ''AnimeTengenToppaGurrenLagann''; although not at the start of the plot, the death of Kamina (a quarter of the way in) was the key trigger to the character development of Simon throughout the rest of the series

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* ''AnimeTengenToppaGurrenLagann''; ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''; although not at the start of the plot, the death of Kamina (a quarter of the way in) was the key trigger to the character development of Simon throughout the rest of the series
4th May '16 5:22:24 AM catmuto
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* ''Franchise/FatalFrame''
** ''Fatal Frame III'': Kaname Ototsuki's death. He snuck into the temple where his lover was lying, covered in the Holly tattoos, and woke her up. [[spoiler:Kaname is killed in front of Reika's eyes, which causes the Holly to enter her eyes and not only force her to replay her lover's death in front of her eyes until she's appeased, but also released the Rift into the temple, killing hundreds, and pull people into the Manor of Sleep.]]
** ''Fatal Frame V'': The Maidens of the Black Water were brutally killed, which was psychically and emotionally felt by Ouse. [[spoiler:Their death and regret, along with her own desire to ''live'' with Kunihiko Asou instead of simply dying with him, caused her ritual to fail and doom Mt Hikami.]]
3rd May '16 9:56:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The ''Literature/BookOfExodus'' starts when the Egyptian Pharaoh orders the massacre of the Hebrews' firstborn which led to one of them being [[MosesInTheBullrushes hidden away and found by Pharaoh's daughter]].

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* The ''Literature/BookOfExodus'' starts when the Egyptian Pharaoh orders the massacre of the Hebrews' firstborn which led to one of them being [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes hidden away and found by Pharaoh's daughter]].
1st May '16 7:01:19 PM damus2300
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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' begins with Mohinder going to New York to investigate the death of his father.
13th Apr '16 9:17:09 PM sbutler87
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'' (Indigo Prophecy in the US) starts with the player character committing a murder while under a trance. You have to clear his name, and also play as the cops who are investigating the murder.
31st Mar '16 4:01:08 PM Eievie
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->''"I am doctor Edward Roivas. I am a clinical Psychologist. I am also dead. (...) Their attention turns to my grand-daughter. For she is the last of my line, and the last hope of humanity."''

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->''"I am doctor Edward Roivas. I am a clinical Psychologist. I am also dead. (...) [] Their attention turns to my grand-daughter. For she is the last of my line, and the last hope of humanity."''



* The death must either: '''1)''' Make the plot start moving (without needing to affect the protagonists directly at first), or '''2)''' Make the protagonists start taking some kind of action which later pulls them into the big plot (which must not be necessarily related to the death).

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* The death must either: '''1)''' either:
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Make the plot start moving (without needing to affect the protagonists directly at first), or '''2)''' or
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Make the protagonists start taking some kind of action which later pulls them into the big plot (which must not be necessarily related to the death).
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