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22nd Apr '17 2:07:03 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Literature/AllOurYesterdays'', this is inverted. To save the world, James must be killed.
26th Mar '17 9:19:53 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Nodwick}}'': Nodwick learns, in a variety of ways that he simply must exist for the world to continue relatively peacefully. In the Baphuma'al series, his companions would have succumbed to various artifacts or neuroses had he permanently died at some point.

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* ''{{Nodwick}}'': ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'': Nodwick learns, in a variety of ways that he simply must exist for the world to continue relatively peacefully. In the Baphuma'al series, his companions would have succumbed to various artifacts or neuroses had he permanently died at some point.
27th Nov '16 2:39:43 PM nombretomado
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* The four children in ''[[{{Narnia}} The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe]]''.

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* %%* The four children in ''[[{{Narnia}} The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe]]''.''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''.
21st Nov '16 3:04:31 PM SomberCaelifera
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has an entire episode revolve around this. In "Turn Left", it is revealed that [[spoiler: Donna meeting the Doctor saved the multiverse, as without her he would have died (along with several other companions who filled his role in various episodes) and nobody would have been left to stop Davros's Reality Bomb.]]
** When the Doctor was dying, fading from existance because of the Great Intelligence, all the planets, solar systems, etc in the universe started dying/disappeared/becoming destroyed. Clara [[spoiler: jumped into the Doctor's timestream to save his life, and scattered 'echoes' of herself across time, saving him in every dangerous situation he's ever been in. Effectivly saving the entire universe.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has an entire episode revolve around this. In "Turn Left", it is revealed that [[spoiler: Donna meeting the Doctor saved the multiverse, as without her he would have died (along with several other companions who filled his role in various episodes) and nobody would have been left to stop Davros's Davros' Reality Bomb.]]
** When the Doctor was dying, fading from existance existence because of the Great Intelligence, all the planets, solar systems, etc in the universe started dying/disappeared/becoming destroyed. Clara [[spoiler: jumped into the Doctor's timestream to save his life, and scattered 'echoes' of herself across time, saving him in every dangerous situation he's ever been in. Effectivly Effectively saving the entire universe.]]
17th Oct '16 9:20:42 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
15th Jul '16 6:46:46 AM Willbyr
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall Z'': During the ''Android Saga'', Trunks, who comes from a BadFuture, goes back in time to give Goku the antidote to a heart virus from Planet Yadrat that he had originally died from to hopefully save the world from the Androids. Goku still ends up dying (though to a HeroicSacrifice rather than succumbing to the virus), but the world is saved this time.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall Z'': ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': During the ''Android Saga'', Trunks, who comes from a BadFuture, goes back in time to give Goku the antidote to a heart virus from Planet Yadrat that he had originally died from to hopefully save the world from the Androids. Goku still ends up dying (though to a HeroicSacrifice rather than succumbing to the virus), but the world is saved this time.



* ''SteinsGate'': [[spoiler: Okabe saving Makise Kurisu is one part of preventing World War III in the not so distant future.]]

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* ''SteinsGate'': [[spoiler: Okabe ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'': [[spoiler:Okabe saving Makise Kurisu is one part of preventing World War III in the not so distant future.]]



* ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Uncanny X-Men]]'', in the classic "ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast" storyline; Kate Pryde must prevent the assassination of anti-mutant senator Robert Kelly to prevent the Sentinels from conquering America and destroying all meta-humans.

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* ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Uncanny X-Men]]'', in ''ComicBook/XMen'': In the classic "ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast" storyline; storyline, Kate Pryde must prevent the assassination of anti-mutant senator Robert Kelly to prevent the Sentinels from conquering America and destroying all meta-humans.
22nd Jun '16 9:21:29 PM siberia82
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* And, X-Men: Days of Future Past the film also has it, though it's Wolverine who goes back, and a different character must be saved.

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* And, X-Men: Days of Future Past the film also has it, though it's ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
Wolverine who goes back, time travels from 2023 to 1973 to team up with the younger Xavier and Beast in order to stop Mystique from assassinating Dr. Bolivar Trask. If Trask is murdered, it will set off a different character must chain of events which will lead to the extinction of mutantkind.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' could've been titled ''Save Charles Xavier, Save the World''. [[spoiler:If Apocalypse succeeds in possessing Professor X's body, the former gains the latter's telepathy. Apocalypse can then combine it with his SuperEmpowering skill to put the entire planet under MassHypnosis, kill off anyone he deems to
be saved. weak with a thought, and everyone else becomes his mindless slave. This will cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.]]
1st May '16 5:27:53 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheTerminator'': kill Sarah Connor, and her son will never grow up to lead the human resistance and defeat Skynet.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
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''Film/TheTerminator'': kill Sarah Connor, and her son will never grow up to lead the human resistance and defeat Skynet.
19th Mar '16 3:30:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* As mentioned above, John Connor in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles''.

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* As mentioned above, John Connor in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles''.''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''.
20th Dec '15 8:19:55 PM Discar
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Basically, this is what happens when the MacGuffinGirl meets the ButterflyOfDoom, without necessarily having the fantastic, world-shaping elements that those plots usually require. The reason the character is important may be relatively mundane, emotional, and/or circumstantial in nature. They need not be [[TykeBomb a self-contained weapon]], a CosmicKeystone, [[MacGuffinGirl an artefact disguised as a living being]], TheChosenOne, MessianicArchetype, or a BarrierMaiden; they may not even have any special abilities to speak of (though that depends on the genre of the story). In some cases, they may have a [[MoralityPet strong emotional]] [[PluckyComicRelief connection and relevance]] to the cast, so their death or even injury would result in the cast going off the rails somehow.

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Basically, this is what happens when the MacGuffinGirl LivingMacGuffin meets the ButterflyOfDoom, without necessarily having the fantastic, world-shaping elements that those plots usually require. The reason the character is important may be relatively mundane, emotional, and/or circumstantial in nature. They need not be [[TykeBomb a self-contained weapon]], a CosmicKeystone, [[MacGuffinGirl [[MacGuffinTurnedHuman an artefact disguised as a living being]], TheChosenOne, MessianicArchetype, or a BarrierMaiden; they may not even have any special abilities to speak of (though that depends on the genre of the story). In some cases, they may have a [[MoralityPet strong emotional]] [[PluckyComicRelief connection and relevance]] to the cast, so their death or even injury would result in the cast going off the rails somehow.
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