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18th Oct '17 2:08:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Dominic is unique among POI arc villains in that he ''doesn't'' have a StartOfDarkness episode.

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** Dominic is unique among POI arc villains in that he ''doesn't'' have a StartOfDarkness Start of Darkness episode.



* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' is actually as much a StartOfDarkness story for much of Batman's RoguesGallery as it is, an expanded OriginStory for Batman. The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Firefly, the Executioner, the Red Hood gang, and Scarecrow have all undergone seminal villain-making experiences as of Season 4's premiere, and future Gallery members like Selina Kyle, Ivy, Tommy Elliot and Harvey Dent have made major or minor appearances. Several who were already villains (Cobblepot, Butch, the Electrocutioner) develop their characters and/or technology further towards their eventual personas, and there are now ''so many'' potential Jokers in Gotham that the lead candidate (Jerome) could invoke MultipleChoicePast simply by picking any or all of them, then ''claiming'' that's his [=SoD=].

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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' is actually as much a StartOfDarkness Start of Darkness story for much of Batman's RoguesGallery as it is, an expanded OriginStory for Batman. The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Firefly, the Executioner, the Red Hood gang, and Scarecrow have all undergone seminal villain-making experiences as of Season 4's premiere, and future Gallery members like Selina Kyle, Ivy, Tommy Elliot and Harvey Dent have made major or minor appearances. Several who were already villains (Cobblepot, Butch, the Electrocutioner) develop their characters and/or technology further towards their eventual personas, and there are now ''so many'' potential Jokers in Gotham that the lead candidate (Jerome) could invoke MultipleChoicePast simply by picking any or all of them, then ''claiming'' that's his [=SoD=].



*** With ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', as it turns out the game is the StartOfDarkness for Patriot too, formed by Zero, Signit, Para-Medic, Eva, Ocelot, and Big-Boss himself -- if said mission had not occured, said AncientConspiracy would not be born either.

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*** With ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', as it turns out the game is the StartOfDarkness Start of Darkness for Patriot too, formed by Zero, Signit, Para-Medic, Eva, Ocelot, and Big-Boss himself -- if said mission had not occured, said AncientConspiracy would not be born either.



* The [[AllInTheManual manuals]] for the ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}}'' series detail the backstory, including the StartOfDarkness for the two evil deities of the setting (as opposed to just JerkassGods). Bethrezen started out as the [[{{God}} Highfather]]'s favorite angel, to whom the Highfather gave the power to create. Bethrezen then made Nevendaar (the game world) and asked other deities to fill it with life, himself creating humans. Then Bethrezen asked the other angels to watch over the world and went to get the Highfather to show him his creation. The jealous angels messed with the mortal races, so by the time the Highfather arrived to see Nevendaar, the world was afire with war and destruction. Outraged at Bethrezen, the Highfather entombed him within the molten core of his own creation for all eternity. After millennia in the core, Bethrezen grew bitter at the Highfather and the mortal races, becoming the setting's [[TheDevil Devil]] and creating the [[TheLegionsOfHell Legions of the Damned]] as his army. The demonic legions burst onto the surface in the elven woods, sending the elves running for the hills, which happened to be in dwarven territory. Assuming the elves were invading, the dwarves attacked them. The elven gods Gallean and Solonielle confronted the dwarven god Wotan and demanded that he punish his children for the unprovoked attack. Enraged, Wotan killed Gallean and threw his heart at the sun. Solonielle managed to jump and catch the heart, but her flesh was burned off. The grief, the desire for vengeance, and the pain warped Solonielle into the fleshless goddess Mortis, whoc slaughtered an entire people and raised them up as her Undead Hordes.

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* The [[AllInTheManual manuals]] for the ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}}'' series detail the backstory, including the StartOfDarkness Start of Darkness for the two evil deities of the setting (as opposed to just JerkassGods). Bethrezen started out as the [[{{God}} Highfather]]'s favorite angel, to whom the Highfather gave the power to create. Bethrezen then made Nevendaar (the game world) and asked other deities to fill it with life, himself creating humans. Then Bethrezen asked the other angels to watch over the world and went to get the Highfather to show him his creation. The jealous angels messed with the mortal races, so by the time the Highfather arrived to see Nevendaar, the world was afire with war and destruction. Outraged at Bethrezen, the Highfather entombed him within the molten core of his own creation for all eternity. After millennia in the core, Bethrezen grew bitter at the Highfather and the mortal races, becoming the setting's [[TheDevil Devil]] and creating the [[TheLegionsOfHell Legions of the Damned]] as his army. The demonic legions burst onto the surface in the elven woods, sending the elves running for the hills, which happened to be in dwarven territory. Assuming the elves were invading, the dwarves attacked them. The elven gods Gallean and Solonielle confronted the dwarven god Wotan and demanded that he punish his children for the unprovoked attack. Enraged, Wotan killed Gallean and threw his heart at the sun. Solonielle managed to jump and catch the heart, but her flesh was burned off. The grief, the desire for vengeance, and the pain warped Solonielle into the fleshless goddess Mortis, whoc slaughtered an entire people and raised them up as her Undead Hordes.
18th Oct '17 2:05:40 PM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'''s episode "Riddler's Revenge", depicting Edward Nygma's gradual transformation from geeky, unappreciated kid to murderous costumed criminal.
18th Oct '17 5:47:41 AM MagiMecha
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* A series of side quests and cutscenes in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' show the origin of Edda Blackbosom: [[spoiler:she was initially Edda Pureheart, a slightly inept Conjurer who was the ButtMonkey of the team of adventurers, including her fiance, a Gladiator named Avere. However, while exploring the Tam-Tara Dungeon, [[LeeroyJenkins Avere's decision to charge forward without help]] lead to [[OffWithHisHead him losing his head.]] Her teammates put the blame squarely on her shoulders as they broke apart and, after you give her a pep talk, she seems determined to start things anew. However, the grief of her fiance's death and a run in with a mysterious figure would lead her to turn to necromancy and turn evil.]]
15th Oct '17 12:03:12 AM lillolillo
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* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SupermanOf2499TheGreatConfrontation'', Adam Kent broke a crook's hand smilingly when he was training for becoming the next Superman. His father took him aside, reprimanded him and punished him by giving his brother the ComicBook/{{Superboy}} outfit for four months. Adam felt his own father had turned on him and taken his birthright away, and started developing his "I WILL have my way or else" mindset.
30th Sep '17 6:23:02 AM Morgenthaler
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25th Sep '17 10:28:02 AM Sharlee
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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' is actually as much a StartOfDarkness story for much of Batman's RoguesGallery as it is, an expanded OriginStory for Batman. The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Firefly, the Executioner, the Red Hood gang, and Scarecrow have all undergone seminal villain-making experiences as of Season 4's premiere, and future Gallery members like Selina Kyle, Ivy, Tommy Elliot and Harvey Dent have made major or minor appearances. Several who were already villains (Cobblepot, Butch, the Electrocutioner) develop their characters and/or technology further towards their eventual personas, and there are now ''so many'' potential Jokers in Gotham that the lead candidate (Jerome) could invoke MultipleChoicePast simply by picking any or all of them, then ''claiming'' that's his [=SoD=].
20th Sep '17 4:13:36 PM TheWanderer
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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'': Large part of the titular character's issues came from the abuse suffered in the hands of his resentful and bitter parents Beatrice and Butterscotch who play a sort of GreaterScopeVillain to his issues. Season 4 greatly expands their own backstories, showing that Beatrice UsedToBeASweetKid up until [[spoiler:her happy family broke apart after her brother's death at WW2, causing her mother to go insane with grief and get lobotomized ,ending up with Beatrice getting a traumatic Scarlet Fever and being raised by her father's abusive and sexist ideals which pushed her on the arms of the charming amateur writer Butterscotch, a surprise pregnancy ensues causing them to move to San Francisco, where the lack of money and Butterscotch failed attempts at achieving success with his writing make them grow bitter towards little [=BoJack=] and use him as an outlet for their issues.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'': Large It's long been obvious that a large part of the titular character's issues came from the abuse suffered in at the hands of his resentful and bitter parents Beatrice and Butterscotch Butterscotch, who play a sort of GreaterScopeVillain to his issues. Season 4 greatly expands their own backstories, particularly Beatrice's, showing that Beatrice UsedToBeASweetKid up until [[spoiler:her happy family broke apart after her brother's death at WW2, causing in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, which caused her mother to go insane with grief and get lobotomized ,ending up with lobotomized, after which Beatrice getting underwent a traumatic bout with Scarlet Fever and had to deal with being raised by her father's abusive and sexist ideals which pushed father. This drove her on into the arms of the charming amateur writer Butterscotch, but a surprise pregnancy ensues ensued, causing them to move to San Francisco, where the their lack of money and Butterscotch Butterscotch's failed attempts at achieving success with his writing make them grow bitter towards each other and little [=BoJack=] and [=BoJack=], whom they would use him as an outlet for their issues.]]
19th Sep '17 11:15:07 AM Silverblade2
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* ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} has a truly long and harrowing SOD that was revealed in snippets throughout the years following his debut and would be truly over-the-top if everything about it wasn't mostly [[TruthInTelevision grounded in reality]]. It's far too long to fully recount here, but let's just say that it isn't too surprising that someone who witnessed first hand the evils of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, the Holocaust, [[GloriousMotherRussia the Soviet Union]], and RedScare-stricken America while losing his whole family, a girlfriend, a wife, and a daughter along the way as well as finding out he's a [[FantasticRacism mutant]] in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse would end up a WellIntentionedExtremist.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} has a truly long and harrowing SOD that was revealed in snippets throughout the years following his debut and would be truly over-the-top if everything about it wasn't mostly [[TruthInTelevision grounded in reality]]. It's far too long to fully recount here, but let's just say that it isn't too surprising that someone who witnessed first hand the evils of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, the Holocaust, [[GloriousMotherRussia the Soviet Union]], and RedScare-stricken America while losing his whole family, a girlfriend, a wife, and a daughter along the way as well as finding out he's a [[FantasticRacism mutant]] in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse would end up a WellIntentionedExtremist.
11th Sep '17 12:50:20 PM Arcana4th
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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'': Large part of the titular character's issues came from the abuse suffered in the hands of his resentful and bitter parents Beatrice and Butterscotch who play a sort of GreaterScopeVillain to his issues. Season 4 greatly expands their own backstories, showing that Beatrice UsedToBeASweetKid up until [[spoiler:her happy family broke apart after her brother's death at WW2, causing her mother to go insane with grief and get lobotomized ,ending up with Beatrice getting a traumatic Scarlet Fever and being raised by her father's abusive and sexist ideals which pushed her on the arms of the charming amateur writer Butterscotch, a surprise pregnancy ensues causing them to move to San Francisco, where the lack of money and Butterscotch failed attempts at achieving success with his writing make them grow bitter towards little [=BoJack=] and use him as an outlet for their issues.]]
9th Sep '17 4:45:11 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* Issue #10 of ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' prompts the players to investigate the chain of events that led to the creation of [[MouthOfSauron the Black Signal]], concluding with a full-blown Start Of Darkness in "Nightmare In The Dream Palace." [[spoiler: Turns out that the seemingly omniscient voice of the Filth was once a [[FromNobodyToNightmare social misfit and outcast by the name of John Copley]], who ended up joining the [[PathOfInspiration Fear Nothing Foundation]] in a desperate attempt to find friends; the cult exploited this by providing him with friends and even a girlfriend to lust over, eventually sending him on a night on the town that ended with him experiencing a vision of [[EldritchAbomination the Dreamers]]. With John well and truly indoctrinated, the FNF employed him as a suicide bomber and charged him with delivering the [[FantasticNuke Message]] to Orochi Tower... but John didn't die when he detonated. Instead, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence he became something]] ''[[WasOnceAMan else]].'' ]]
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