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22nd Jun '18 1:12:46 AM Savini24
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** A LOT of neutral countries got this in spades during WWII. In sequential order: China, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Greece, Yugoslavia, and the Philippines, either by being ripe pickings for the Axis powers or strategic staging grounds for Allied ones.

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** A LOT of neutral countries got this in spades during WWII. In sequential order: China, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Greece, Yugoslavia, and the Philippines, either by being ripe pickings for the Axis powers or strategic staging grounds for Allied ones.
2nd Jun '18 9:46:16 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* Players in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' end up subjected to this right off the bat: no sooner have the player characters gotten their powers under control, an emissary from one of the three major factions shows up at their door with an invitation to join - all of which consist of poorly-disguised press-ganging attempts. Templar players are given the ''option'' to join, but are warned [[ShameIfSomethingHappened that staying neutral will make you a target of even nastier organizations]]; Illuminati players are given an employment offer enforced with a [[BigBrotherIsWatching veiled threat]]; Dragon players, on the other hand, are flat-out kidnapped, knocked unconscious, and [{WakingUpElsewhere stranded in Seoul with no passport]] - and there you'll stay until you've learned how to access Agartha, by which time you're firmly under the Dragon's thumb.

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* Players in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' end up subjected to this right off the bat: no sooner have the player characters gotten their powers under control, an emissary from one of the three major factions shows up at their door with an invitation to join - all of which consist of poorly-disguised press-ganging attempts. Templar players are given the ''option'' to join, but are warned [[ShameIfSomethingHappened that staying neutral will make you a target of even nastier organizations]]; Illuminati players are given an employment offer enforced with a [[BigBrotherIsWatching veiled threat]]; Dragon players, on the other hand, are flat-out kidnapped, knocked unconscious, and [{WakingUpElsewhere [[WakingUpElsewhere stranded in Seoul with no passport]] - and there you'll stay until you've learned how to access Agartha, by which time you're firmly under the Dragon's thumb.
2nd Jun '18 9:45:31 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* Players in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' end up subjected to this right off the bat: no sooner have the player characters gotten their powers under control, an emissary from one of the three major factions shows up at their door with an invitation to join - all of which consist of poorly-disguised press-ganging attempts. Templar players are given the ''option'' to join, but are warned [[ShameIfSomethingHappened that staying neutral will make you a target of even nastier organizations]]; Illuminati players are given an employment offer enforced with a [[BigBrotherIsWatching veiled threat]]; Dragon players, on the other hand, are flat-out kidnapped, knocked unconscious, and [{WakingUpElsewhere stranded in Seoul with no passport]] - and there you'll stay until you've learned how to access Agartha, by which time you're firmly under the Dragon's thumb.
25th Apr '18 9:58:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AshAndCinders'' three siblings of literal darkness chase them ''into'' what became their quest.

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* In ''AshAndCinders'' ''Literature/AshAndCinders'' three siblings of literal darkness chase them ''into'' what became their quest.
22nd Apr '18 11:29:01 AM Rubyleaf
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/MakaiOuji''. William has absolutely no interest in the occult and flat-out refuses to take up his destined role as elector of the next substitute ruler of hell. Cue the demon candidates infiltrating his school and masquerading as students to bug him to choose one of them.
9th Apr '18 8:39:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RedFaction Guerrilla'', Alec Mason initially declines his brother Dan's offer to join the eponymous [[LaResistance Red Faction]], until the EDF decide that gunning Dan down and trashing their shack would be a fun thing to do. The Faction show up to rescue Alec from certain doom, with the side effect of having him labelled as one of them by the EDF.

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* In ''RedFaction Guerrilla'', ''VideoGame/RedFactionGuerrilla'', Alec Mason initially declines his brother Dan's offer to join the eponymous [[LaResistance Red Faction]], until the EDF decide that gunning Dan down and trashing their shack would be a fun thing to do. The Faction show up to rescue Alec from certain doom, with the side effect of having him labelled as one of them by the EDF.
8th Apr '18 10:19:40 PM nombretomado
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** Mel Gibson is good at roles like these. In ''Film/MadMax'', his very first action movie, the killing of his partner ''drove him out'' of the force. The killing of his family drove him to vigilantism. In the sequel, he wasn't about to help the refinery people, but unfortunately for him The Call Knew He Lived In His Car.

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** Mel Gibson is good at roles like these. In ''Film/MadMax'', ''Film/MadMax1'', his very first action movie, the killing of his partner ''drove him out'' of the force. The killing of his family drove him to vigilantism. In the sequel, he wasn't about to help the refinery people, but unfortunately for him The Call Knew He Lived In His Car.
6th Apr '18 4:37:19 PM Gamermaster
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* In the ''Anime/SailorMoon''[=/=]''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' crossover FanFiction ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Fate tries her damnedest to keep The Call away because Nanoha's still recovering from the damage to her Linker Core. Unfortunately, the Sailor Senshi are adamant in meeting [[spoiler:their Princess]]... and the Dark Kingdom decides to drop in on a wedding Nanoha was attending.

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* In the ''Anime/SailorMoon''[=/=]''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/SailorMoon''[=/=]''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' crossover FanFiction ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Fate tries her damnedest to keep The Call away because Nanoha's still recovering from the damage to her Linker Core. Unfortunately, the Sailor Senshi are adamant in meeting [[spoiler:their Princess]]... and the Dark Kingdom decides to drop in on a wedding Nanoha was attending.
5th Apr '18 10:56:01 AM fighwitt
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* A variant is used in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Origin'' comic. Buffy's family does not come under attack, but her school does - The Call Knows Where You Go To School, perhaps? Later, a character tells Buffy that she is a creature of destiny - in other words, her school wasn't attacked by Lothos because she went there, she went there because it was under attack by Lothos.
** Which likewise happened when she moved to Sunnydale hoping to start a new, monster-free life. Hehe tough break kid.
* This trope is pretty much the entire point of the supervillain ''Zoom.'' He thinks that by killing off any surviving relatives or friends of a superhero that they have, they'll have more time to devote to hero-ing and will have nowhere else to turn to.

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* A variant is Variant used in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Origin'' comic. Buffy's family does not come under attack, but her school does - The Call Knows Where You Go To School, perhaps? Later, a character tells Buffy that she is a creature of destiny - in other words, her school wasn't attacked by Lothos because she went there, she went there because it was under attack by Lothos.
** Which likewise happened when she moved to Sunnydale hoping to start a new, monster-free life. Hehe tough break kid.
* This trope is pretty ''ComicBook/TheFlash'': Pretty much the entire point of the supervillain ''Zoom.'' He thinks that by killing off any surviving relatives or friends of a superhero that they have, they'll have more time to devote to hero-ing and will have nowhere else to turn to.



* Pity poor James Proudstar, AKA [[ComicBook/XForce Warpath]]. When ComicBook/{{Cable}} tried to recruit him into X-Force, James turns him down to go home and live a normal life. A few pages later, he discovers his entire reservation has been massacred.

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* ''Franchise/XMen'': Pity poor James Proudstar, AKA [[ComicBook/XForce Warpath]]. "Warpath". When ComicBook/{{Cable}} tried to recruit him into X-Force, ''ComicBook/XForce'', James turns him down to go home and live a normal life. A few pages later, he discovers his entire reservation has been massacred.massacred.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} is determined to quit her hero identity. Cue Bizarrogirl crash-landing on Metropolis, starting to tear up the place, and Kara being the only available hero around.
* In ''ComicBook/Batgirl2011'', Barbara Gordon gives up on her ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} identity after being forced to -''apparently''- kill her mass murderer of a brother. Then her archenemy Knightfall sends out assassins after her father.
22nd Mar '18 9:08:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Star Wars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope,'' Luke is obliged to become a Jedi when his home is burned down with his aunt and uncle left as charred remains outside. However, he wanted to help fight the Empire in the first place but his Uncle and Aunt wouldn't allow it. So it was more their refusal than his. (Note that the scene where he says [[ExplainExplainOhCrap "That would lead them...Home!"]], and the scene after it (see the page image) are based on a sequence from ''TheSearchers'', above.)

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* In ''Star Wars Episode IV: Film/ANewHope,'' Luke is obliged to become a Jedi when his home is burned down with his aunt and uncle left as charred remains outside. However, he wanted to help fight the Empire in the first place but his Uncle and Aunt wouldn't allow it. So it was more their refusal than his. (Note that the scene where he says [[ExplainExplainOhCrap "That would lead them...Home!"]], and the scene after it (see the page image) are based on a sequence from ''TheSearchers'', ''The Searchers'', above.)
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