History Main / TheCallKnowsWhereyouLive

23rd Apr '17 5:43:34 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Elsewhere in Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos: Noah from TribeTwelve begins hearing noises around his house after posting his cousin's videos, and WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID [[spoiler: starts out as an in-universe parody, only to be hijacked by the real deal.]]

to:

* Elsewhere in Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos: Noah from TribeTwelve WebVideo/TribeTwelve begins hearing noises around his house after posting his cousin's videos, and WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID [[spoiler: starts out as an in-universe parody, only to be hijacked by the real deal.]]
22nd Apr '17 4:35:12 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Most conspicuous in the [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX MAX miniseries]] ''Born'', set during Castle's time in Vietnam. Castle is seen having an internal monologue with himself, pushing him towards violence and guaranteeing that he could keep Castle's war going on forever. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the book, Castle is in the middle of a truly hopeless battle, alone versus a massive amount of VC. The voice says that it will let Castle live and continue to fight... if he pays a price. Castle agrees, goes on to murder the entire enemy force alone, but promptly leaves the service, planning to live in peace with his wife and children. The voice then reminds him, there's a price to be paid.]]

to:

** Most conspicuous in the [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX MAX miniseries]] ''Born'', MAX]] miniseries ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn Born]]'', set during Castle's time in Vietnam. Castle is seen having an internal monologue with himself, pushing him towards violence and guaranteeing that he could keep Castle's war going on forever. [[spoiler: Towards the end of the book, Castle is in the middle of a truly hopeless battle, alone versus a massive amount of VC. The voice says that it will let Castle live and continue to fight... if he pays a price. Castle agrees, goes on to murder the entire enemy force alone, but promptly leaves the service, planning to live in peace with his wife and children. The voice then reminds him, there's a price to be paid.]]
15th Apr '17 10:42:47 PM DrFraud
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''VideoGame/WildCard'' Ace's initial reaction to discovering that the magic rock he and his sister Kris found is one of the rune stones that are supposed to be [[SealedEvilInACan keeping the demon Rasha'yad imprisoned]] is to leave it with the town wise man so he can get some actual adventurers to deal with the mess. Then they return to the family farm only to find it destroyed by the local thieves' guild, whose leader wants to collect the stones for his own purposes.

to:

* In ''VideoGame/WildCard'' ''Wild Card'' Ace's initial reaction to discovering that the magic rock he and his sister Kris found is one of the rune stones that are supposed to be [[SealedEvilInACan keeping the demon Rasha'yad imprisoned]] is to leave it with the town wise man so he can get some actual adventurers to deal with the mess. Then they return to the family farm only to find it destroyed by the local thieves' guild, whose leader wants to collect the stones for his own purposes.
15th Apr '17 1:37:09 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* At the start of ''StarshipTitanic'', the eponymous starship literally [[BreakingTheFourthWall demolishes the fourth wall]] by crashing into the player's house.

to:

* At the start of ''StarshipTitanic'', ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'', the eponymous starship literally [[BreakingTheFourthWall demolishes the fourth wall]] by crashing into the player's house.
15th Apr '17 12:27:03 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Elsewhere in the TheSlenderManMythos: Noah from TribeTwelve begins hearing noises around his house after posting his cousin's videos, and WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID [[spoiler: starts out as an in-universe parody, only to be hijacked by the real deal.]]
* Bladedancer of the WhateleyUniverse. When she didn't really get with the program, a demon-lord from a fiery hell invaded her home, killed her father, burned down her house, destroying the magical artefact that allowed her to resume her natural form, and chased her halfway across the country to sanctuary at Whateley Academy.

to:

* Elsewhere in the TheSlenderManMythos: Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos: Noah from TribeTwelve begins hearing noises around his house after posting his cousin's videos, and WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID [[spoiler: starts out as an in-universe parody, only to be hijacked by the real deal.]]
* Bladedancer of the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. When she didn't really get with the program, a demon-lord from a fiery hell invaded her home, killed her father, burned down her house, destroying the magical artefact that allowed her to resume her natural form, and chased her halfway across the country to sanctuary at Whateley Academy.
25th Mar '17 6:19:14 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Active in ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'', where [[BecauseDestinySaysSo fate]] was so insistent that Nessiah wind up exactly as messed-up as [[YggdraUnion his canon self]], his only place of sanctuary--his previous school--was destroyed when [[spoiler:his unstable magic went out of control]].

to:

* Active in ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'', ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'', where [[BecauseDestinySaysSo fate]] was so insistent that Nessiah wind up exactly as messed-up as [[YggdraUnion his canon self]], his only place of sanctuary--his previous school--was destroyed when [[spoiler:his unstable magic went out of control]].
17th Mar '17 10:15:27 PM GhostLad
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] this with the character Metathron. The angelic messenger Metathron is the personification of this trope, being charged with delivering tragic Calls To Adventure by a being responsible for creating heroes. Unfortunately, it never understood that the would-be heroes are supposed to overcome their tragedy, not be destroyed by it, so Metathron ended up going rogue and now delivers destructive Calls to people it thinks ''can't'' rise to the challenge of becoming heroes.
8th Mar '17 6:08:25 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[MercedesLackey Children of the Night]]'': Di Tregarde, refusing the call to use her Guardianship, ignores an inept sorcerer's plans to summon an inhuman demon that was too strong for him, thinking it's [[BystanderSyndrome not her problem]]. Naturally he summoned the thing, it killed him and was wounded in the process, and it then went after Di, because even if she wasn't doing anything with it Guardianship sticks around. She beat it, but the panic attacks triggered by anything that reminded her of it lingered, as did the lesson that ignoring these things, on a purely selfish level, meant that they would meet her on ''their'' terms.

to:

* ''[[MercedesLackey ''[[Creator/MercedesLackey Children of the Night]]'': Di Tregarde, refusing the call to use her Guardianship, ignores an inept sorcerer's plans to summon an inhuman demon that was too strong for him, thinking it's [[BystanderSyndrome not her problem]]. Naturally he summoned the thing, it killed him and was wounded in the process, and it then went after Di, because even if she wasn't doing anything with it Guardianship sticks around. She beat it, but the panic attacks triggered by anything that reminded her of it lingered, as did the lesson that ignoring these things, on a purely selfish level, meant that they would meet her on ''their'' terms.
4th Mar '17 2:01:18 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', every Origins story ends with you having to conscript to the Grey Wardens to escape jail or death giving you little choice in the matter. In many of these events people close to you get hurt or killed. Then at Ostagar [[spoiler:every Grey Warden in Ferelden gets killed except for you and Alistair when Loghain leaves them, King Cailan and his forces to die at the hands of a whole lot of Darkspawn.]]

to:

* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
**
In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', every Origins story ends with you having to conscript to the Grey Wardens to escape jail or death giving you little choice in the matter. In many of these events people close to you get hurt or killed. Then at Ostagar [[spoiler:every Grey Warden in Ferelden gets killed except for you and Alistair when Loghain leaves them, King Cailan and his forces to die at the hands of a whole lot of Darkspawn.]]
4th Mar '17 2:00:33 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''PennyArcadeAdventures'', The Call smashes your house. Twice. The second time it ''literally'' knew where you lived and was going there to pick you up.

to:

* In ''PennyArcadeAdventures'', ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures'', The Call smashes your house. Twice. The second time it ''literally'' knew where you lived and was going there to pick you up.



* In ''Wildcard'' Ace's initial reaction to discovering that the magic rock he and his sister Kris found is one of the rune stones that are supposed to be [[SealedEvilInACan keeping the demon Rasha'yad imprisoned]] is to leave it with the town wise man so he can get some actual adventurers to deal with the mess. Then they return to the family farm only to find it destroyed by the local thieves' guild, whose leader wants to collect the stones for his own purposes.

to:

* In ''Wildcard'' ''VideoGame/WildCard'' Ace's initial reaction to discovering that the magic rock he and his sister Kris found is one of the rune stones that are supposed to be [[SealedEvilInACan keeping the demon Rasha'yad imprisoned]] is to leave it with the town wise man so he can get some actual adventurers to deal with the mess. Then they return to the family farm only to find it destroyed by the local thieves' guild, whose leader wants to collect the stones for his own purposes.
This list shows the last 10 events of 150. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheCallKnowsWhereyouLive