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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.)
20th Mar '18 11:20:13 AM fighwitt
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* Pity poor James Proudstar, AKA [[ComicBook/XForce Warpath]]. When 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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* Pity poor James Proudstar, AKA [[ComicBook/XForce Warpath]]. When Cable 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.



* Invoked in ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', when ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} states she's sick of heroing and wants to retire and lead a normal life, and Franchise/{{Superman}} reminds her that trouble ''always'' comes looking for them. Needless to say, he was proven right when the Legion of Super-Heroes asks her assistance again and the situation is too dangerous for her refusing.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', [[{{Herald}} Korso]] [[CallToAdventure tries to recruit Cale for a mission to locate the ''Titan'']]. [[RefusedTheCall Cale blows him off]], but the agents of the BigBad promptly kick down the door and try to kill him.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', [[{{Herald}} Korso]] Korso [[CallToAdventure tries to recruit Cale for a mission to locate the ''Titan'']]. [[RefusedTheCall Cale blows him off]], but the agents of the BigBad promptly kick down the door and try to kill him.
7th Feb '18 1:55:45 PM Xtifr
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* ''VideoGame/{{Summoner}}'' is funny because it unites JumpedAtTheCall, RefusedTheCall, and TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Joseph is identified as a summoner by a passing monk, who offers him a summoner's ring and to help him study his power. Joseph gladly takes the offer. Raiders attack the village, and Joseph calls forth the demon of darkness that resides inside the ring. The demon slays everyone in town, raider & villager alike, except for Joseph and the monk and one other guy. Joseph decides he wants nothing to do with the summoner's legacy and tosses the ring down a well, fleeing to live as a farmer in another village. Then TheEmpire attacks the village, looking for the one with the mark of the summoner, who is prophesied to kill the emperor. Joseph has no choice but to take on the legacy he threw away earlier if he wants to live and save TheKingdom.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Summoner}}'' is funny because it unites JumpedAtTheCall, RefusedTheCall, and TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Joseph is identified as a summoner by a passing monk, who offers him a summoner's ring and to help him study his power. Joseph gladly takes the offer. Raiders attack the village, and Joseph calls forth the demon of darkness that resides inside the ring. The demon slays everyone in town, raider & villager alike, except for Joseph and the monk and one other guy. Joseph decides he wants nothing to do with the summoner's legacy and tosses the ring down a well, fleeing to live as a farmer in another village. Then TheEmpire attacks the village, looking for the one with the mark of the summoner, who is prophesied to kill the emperor. Joseph has no choice but to take on the legacy he threw away earlier if he wants to live and save TheKingdom.TheGoodKingdom.
7th Dec '17 8:38:42 PM Zazie122
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** To be fair, [[spoiler: the call targeted the town on purpose.]]
3rd Dec '17 5:46:18 AM Dravencour
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** The USSR. Just the USSR. They knew that the Axis Powers were up to no good regarding them (Fascists and Communists generally don't get along), but tried to postpone their involvement in the war as much as possible, even if that meant signing non-aggression pacts with Hitler. Then Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa and invaded them.

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** The USSR. Just the USSR. They knew that the Axis Powers were up to no good regarding them (Fascists and Communists generally don't get along), along, even without Hitler's genocidal agenda regarding communists), but tried to postpone their involvement in the war as much as possible, even if that meant signing non-aggression pacts with Hitler. Then Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa and invaded them.
3rd Dec '17 5:43:51 AM Dravencour
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** The USSR. Just the USSR. They knew that the Axis Powers were up to no good regarding them (Fascists and Communists generally don't get along), but tried to postpone their involvement in the war as much as possible, even if that meant signing pacts with Hitler. Then Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa and invaded them.

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** The USSR. Just the USSR. They knew that the Axis Powers were up to no good regarding them (Fascists and Communists generally don't get along), but tried to postpone their involvement in the war as much as possible, even if that meant signing non-aggression pacts with Hitler. Then Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa and invaded them.
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