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17th Jul '16 9:52:38 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/IAmCuba'', Mariano declines an invitation to join Castro's revolutionary army. Immediately afterwards, planes from Batista's air force bomb his home (in rebel country) and kill his son.
17th Jul '16 7:18:35 PM Discar
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}'', during a RiteOfPassage to test if he's ready for kingship, young Prince Lion-O receives a brief, [[VaguenessIsComing vague]], frightening MirrorMonster [[{{seers}} vision]] in the Sword of Omens, but [[CannotSpitItOut avoids telling anyone]] for fear his longstanding reputation as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} will be further cemented. He sees his Kingdom destroyed and his father assassinated by ancient OutsideContextVillain and series BigBad Mumm-Ra, the very enemy whose face he saw in the sword.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}'', during a RiteOfPassage to test if he's ready for kingship, young Prince Lion-O receives a brief, [[VaguenessIsComing vague]], frightening MirrorMonster [[{{seers}} vision]] in the Sword of Omens, but [[CannotSpitItOut avoids telling anyone]] for fear his longstanding reputation as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} will be further cemented. He sees his Kingdom destroyed and his father assassinated by ancient OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem and series BigBad Mumm-Ra, the very enemy whose face he saw in the sword.
28th Jun '16 11:09:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''LordOfTheRings'', Frodo Baggins never ''actively'' resists the Call, but he drags his feet about leaving the Shire to the point that he just avoids meeting a Nazgûl on (literally) his front doorstep. (And it turns out that, at the same time, Saruman's thugs were invading the Shire from a different direction...)

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* In ''LordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Frodo Baggins never ''actively'' resists the Call, but he drags his feet about leaving the Shire to the point that he just avoids meeting a Nazgûl on (literally) his front doorstep. (And it turns out that, at the same time, Saruman's thugs were invading the Shire from a different direction...)



* ''TheNameOfTheWind'': Kvothe leaves to gather firewood for five minutes, and comes back to witness the (supposedly fictional) Chandrian kill his entire acting troupe, family included.

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* ''TheNameOfTheWind'': ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'': Kvothe leaves to gather firewood for five minutes, and comes back to witness the (supposedly fictional) Chandrian kill his entire acting troupe, family included.
26th Jun '16 10:44:37 AM nombretomado
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* Happens ''twice'' in ''BaldursGate''. First, the protagonist's foster father is killed. Later, [[spoiler:almost everyone in your entire home town is killed and replaced by evil shapeshifters loyal to the BigBad.]]

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* Happens ''twice'' in ''BaldursGate''.''VideoGame/BaldursGate''. First, the protagonist's foster father is killed. Later, [[spoiler:almost everyone in your entire home town is killed and replaced by evil shapeshifters loyal to the BigBad.]]
15th Jun '16 8:02:24 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* Played quite literally in Videogame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber. When [[spoiler:Ritcher]] decides to ignore the phone calls that encourage him to go and kill Russian mobsters, he finds his car on fire on the next day, with the very next call telling him not to tempt fate.
11th Jun '16 4:24:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', Richard displays a significant amount of sense in being completely weirded out by Kahlan and Zedd trying to name him Seeker. Meanwhile, [[spoiler: his dad is being killed, his house burned, and his brother set up against him.]] Contrast it to the less cinematic example in [[SwordOfTruth source material]].

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* In ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', Richard displays a significant amount of sense in being completely weirded out by Kahlan and Zedd trying to name him Seeker. Meanwhile, [[spoiler: his dad is being killed, his house burned, and his brother set up against him.]] Contrast it to the less cinematic example in [[SwordOfTruth [[Literature/SwordOfTruth source material]].
30th May '16 12:50:41 AM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Poor Link. No matter [[LegacyCharacter which incarnation]] it is, the poor guy just can't seem to catch a break and be allowed to live his life in peace. Either he's [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda walking along minding his own business when he comes across an old lady being mugged]] (ItsAllThereInTheManual), [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast woken up in the middle of the night by a telepathic distress call]], [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime dragged off by the local tree-deity first thing in the morning]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker has his sister kidnapped on his birthday]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess or his idyllic life as a rancher is interrupted when his village is raided and he gets shape-shifted and dragged off]]. Of course, there's a [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword reason for that]] as a [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil curse]] was placed on that Link's descendants and on the fledgling Hyrule.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Poor Link. No matter [[LegacyCharacter which incarnation]] it is, the poor guy just can't seem to catch a break and be allowed to live his life in peace. Either he's [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda walking along minding his own business when he comes across an old lady being mugged]] (ItsAllThereInTheManual), (It's AllThereInTheManual), [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast woken up in the middle of the night by a telepathic distress call]], [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime dragged off by the local tree-deity first thing in the morning]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker has his sister kidnapped on his birthday]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess or his idyllic life as a rancher is interrupted when his village is raided and he gets shape-shifted and dragged off]]. Of course, there's a [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword reason for that]] as a [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil curse]] was placed on that Link's descendants and on the fledgling Hyrule.
3rd May '16 8:40:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* As mentioned above, ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' -- several times, in fact. The crew and River are reasonably content in their lives flying under the radar until the Operative remotely triggers River's Psycho WaifFu mode with a subliminal broadcast. ''Then'', the crew is fine with going to ground until the whole thing blows over, except that the Operative's men destroy nearly all of their safehouses, including killing dozens of innocents and their personal friend Shepherd Book. Hell, Mal was ready to turn them out (he ''did'', in fact, for a very brief period) until the severity of the situation pushed all his [[PapaWolf loyalty-to-the-crew buttons]]. In short, ''Serenity'' is a tale of eight friends (and a [[BlackDudeDiesFirst dead black guy]]) who the government just plain won't leave alone, to its own (eventual) peril.

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* As mentioned above, ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' -- several times, in fact. The crew and River are reasonably content in their lives flying under the radar until the Operative remotely triggers River's Psycho WaifFu mode with a subliminal broadcast. ''Then'', the crew is fine with going to ground until the whole thing blows over, except that the Operative's men destroy nearly all of their safehouses, including killing dozens of innocents and their personal friend Shepherd Book. Hell, Mal was ready to turn them out (he ''did'', in fact, for a very brief period) until the severity of the situation pushed all his [[PapaWolf loyalty-to-the-crew buttons]]. In short, ''Serenity'' is a tale of eight friends (and a [[BlackDudeDiesFirst dead black guy]]) who the government just plain won't leave alone, to its own (eventual) peril.
3rd May '16 8:40:35 AM Morgenthaler
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** Mel Gibson is good at roles like these. In ''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 ''MadMax'', ''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.



* Anti-hero Josey Wales is content to be a poor dirt farmer in Clint Eastwood's ''TheOutlawJoseyWales''; until the Union's brutal "Red Legs" militia burned his farm and murdered his family, which he barely survives. After he's had time to recover, he's met by and joins up with a Confederate guerrilla band; achieving notoriety as a skillful and unrelenting fighter, and a substantial bounty is placed on his head by the Union. After the war, he ends up defending several First Nations individuals from brutal exploiters, and an innocent homestead from former Union Red Legs turned bounty hunters and bandits.

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* Anti-hero Josey Wales is content to be a poor dirt farmer in Clint Eastwood's ''TheOutlawJoseyWales''; ''Film/TheOutlawJoseyWales''; until the Union's brutal "Red Legs" militia burned his farm and murdered his family, which he barely survives. After he's had time to recover, he's met by and joins up with a Confederate guerrilla band; achieving notoriety as a skillful and unrelenting fighter, and a substantial bounty is placed on his head by the Union. After the war, he ends up defending several First Nations individuals from brutal exploiters, and an innocent homestead from former Union Red Legs turned bounty hunters and bandits.
1st May '16 7:50:41 AM Amberlu
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*''Literature/WarriorCatsDawnOfTheClans'': Gray Wing's sister is killed to show how desperate his tribe is for a new home. After he refuses to follow his friends on the dangerous quest, his younger brother (who was deemed too young to manage the journey) runs away to find the others, forcing Gray Wing to search for him, and keep him safe until they could locate the travelers. This is even LampShaded in ''The First Battle''
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