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26th Jan '18 11:57:26 AM Lilsasa
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* ''Literature/MoDaoZuShi'': In order to fulfill the requirements of summoning a villanous ghoul to take revenge, Mo Xuanyu had to scatter his soul (to the point of not being able to come back ever, as a ghost or reincarnated) and sacrificing his body to the protagonist Wei Wuxian who reentered teh world and got the plot rolling.
20th Jan '18 8:38:01 AM willowoftheriver
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* Anna Voralberg's death at the start of ''{{VideoGame/Syberia}}'' forces lawyer Kate Walker to seek out Anna's previously [[DeathFakedForYou believed dead]] brother, Hans, to buy the family's toy company from him, thus setting off the events of the series.
15th Jan '18 1:08:24 PM Paragrin
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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' starts with [[DeadToBeginWith an already dead Sissel]] discovering the powers of the dead he's been granted, looking forward to use them to solve the mystery of who he was. As he progresses, it is discovered that the entire chain of events that lead to the current situation also started off with a death. Namely, the BigBad's "death" caused by [[MagicMeteor the Temsik meteorite]] ten years before.

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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' starts with [[DeadToBeginWith an already dead Sissel]] discovering the powers of the dead he's been granted, looking forward to use them to solve the mystery of who he was. As he progresses, it is discovered that the entire chain of events that lead to the current situation also started off with a death. pair of deaths. Namely, the [[spoiler:the BigBad's "death" caused by [[MagicMeteor the Temsik meteorite]] ten years before.before, and the subsequent suicide of his fiancée, driving him to madness and a revenge plot]].
3rd Jan '18 8:36:43 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
**The plot of season 1 is kicked off when Karen Page gets framed by Wilson Fisk for murder, and Matt and Foggy seek to clear her name.
**The plot of season 2 is kicked off by a massacre of Kitchen Irish members courtesy of Frank Castle.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': The main plot of season 1 is instigated by Kilgrave ordering Hope Schlottman to kill her parents in front of Jessica.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Everything in the plot unfolds due to a group of Harlem street thugs shooting up a gun deal between Cottonmouth and Domingo. Cottonmouth's efforts to recuperate his losses end up causing Luke Cage to start coming after him.
* ''Series/ThePunisher2017'': The whole plot of the show was kicked off as the result of Frank's execution of Ahmed Zubair on the orders of William Rawlins. Because he was mistaken as the mole who leaked the tape of the execution to Micro (instead of Gunner Henderson, the actual one doing the filming), Frank's whole family is killed on Rawlins' orders, which leads to the plot of ''Series/Daredevil2015'' season 2.
30th Dec '17 8:03:40 AM Jake
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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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* The While it's almost certain that ''something'' would have touched it off sooner or later, 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 that led to the outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
10th Dec '17 10:55:39 PM Zazie122
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has several significant deaths that set the events of the story in motion.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has several significant deaths that set the events of the story in motion.motion:



** The death of Karla Yeager not only provides Eren with the desire to destroy all Titans, but leads her husband to take drastic action before disappearing.

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** The death of Karla Carla Yeager not only provides Eren with the desire to destroy all Titans, but leads her husband to take drastic action before disappearing.



** Had Grisha not taken [[spoiler:his sister Faye beyond the walls of the Eldian ghetto and unknowingly gotten her killed by Marley officers, he would have never joined the Eldian resistance and eventually end up in Paradis Island, the setting of the story.]]

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*** Adding to Levi's story, his mother died when he was a very young child, leading to him being raised by serial killer Kenny Ackerman. Kenny is responsible for most of Levi's character traits: his [[SpringCleaningForever clean freak behaviour]], many of his combat skills (specifically with knives and guns) and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking his habit of telling poop jokes]].
** Erwin's father was murdered after Erwin went around saying that his father believed that humanity wasn't ''really'' extinct, as having such opinions is forbidden (turns out he was right, however). This fuelled Erwin's desire to know the truth about humanity and the titans.
** Had Grisha not taken [[spoiler:his sister Faye beyond the walls of the Eldian ghetto and unknowingly gotten her killed by Marley officers, he would have never joined the Eldian resistance Eldia Restoration Movement and eventually end up in on Paradis Island, the setting of the story.story. He also never would've met Kruger, the officer responsible for saving Grisha from becoming a mindless titan and giving him the Attack Titan's powers. And he would've never met his first wife Dina, with whom he had his son Zeke - the Beast Titan.]]
10th Oct '17 3:28:11 AM Arvaus
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* All ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' films have this. Doc in the [[Film/BackToTheFuture first]] and [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third]], and Marty's father George in the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII second]]. They all [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong get better]], of course.

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* All ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' films have this. Doc in the [[Film/BackToTheFuture first]] and ''and'' [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third]], and Marty's father George in the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII second]]. They all [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong get better]], of course.
10th Oct '17 3:26:20 AM Arvaus
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* All ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' films have this. Doc in parts [[Film/BackToTheFuture one]] and ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII III]]''', and Marty's father George in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''.

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* All ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' films have this. Doc in parts the [[Film/BackToTheFuture one]] first]] and ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII III]]''', [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third]], and Marty's father George in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''.the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII second]]. They all [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong get better]], of course.
17th Sep '17 12:03:59 PM DustSnitch
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** The murder of her mother resulted in [[spoiler: [[HeroicBastard bastard]] [[BadassPrincess princess]] Historia Reiss being forced into the identity of Krista Lenz. Her presence in the Survey Corps helps expose the GovernmentConspiracy and makes her vital to their plans to overthrow the government]].

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** The murder of her mother resulted in [[spoiler: [[HeroicBastard bastard]] [[BadassPrincess princess]] [[spoiler:bastard princess Historia Reiss being forced into the identity of Krista Lenz. Her presence in the Survey Corps helps expose the GovernmentConspiracy and makes her vital to their plans to overthrow the government]].
6th Sep '17 4:44:30 PM Nyame
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** ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':

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** ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Every single PlotTriggeringDeath somehow stems from the first entry, Rebecca Merlyn, and caused a season's worth of problems. Seasons 1, 3, and 5's can be chained together, while Season 2's is only connected to Season 1's. The only season that ''wasn't'' the result of a death, from either Oliver's five years away from home or previous seasons, was Season 4.



*** Shado's death on the island is what prompts the events of Season 2. Slade Wilson, who loved her, is driven insane by the Mirakuru, and Oliver's role in her death twists his mind and causes him to direct his rage at him.

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*** Shado's death on the island is what prompts the events of Season 2. Slade Wilson, who loved her, is driven insane by the Mirakuru, and Oliver's role in her death twists his mind and causes him to direct his rage at him.Oliver, his friends, his family, and ultimately Star(ling) City as a whole.


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*** [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul's death is the trigger for Season 5, as his daughter Talia was so enraged by it that she trained BigBad Prometheus to help her take revenge on Oliver]].


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*** [[spoiler:Iris West's premature death at the end of Season 3, as foretold in the midseason finale, was a result of Flashpoint, and also serves as a PlotTriggeringDeath. More specifically, it acts as the lynchpin for a StableTimeLoop that ensures the existence of BigBad Savitar. When her death is prevented in the season finale, the loop breaks and Savitar only has a few hours left before the paradox catches up to him and he ceases to exist]].
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