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18th Feb '18 11:10:52 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/NicholasAndAlexandra'' features a scene in which Russia is teetering on the brink of getting involved in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Count Witte, the OnlySaneMan in the government of Tsar Nicholas II, begs the Tsar not to go to war, laying out in excruciating detail all the disasters that will follow. Nicholas orders mobilization anyway. This leads directly to Russia's defeat, RedOctober, and Nicholas and all of his family getting murdered by the Bolsheviks.

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* ''Film/NicholasAndAlexandra'' features a scene in which Russia is teetering on the brink of getting involved in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Count Witte, the OnlySaneMan in the government of Tsar Nicholas II, begs the Tsar not to go to war, laying out in excruciating detail all the disasters that will follow. Nicholas orders mobilization anyway. This leads directly to Russia's defeat, RedOctober, UsefulNotes/RedOctober, and Nicholas and all of his family getting murdered by the Bolsheviks.
4th Feb '18 10:17:52 AM 64SuperNintendo
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28th Dec '17 1:59:19 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"This is a mistake which she can neither undo nor recover from, The same as how the dead can never return to life."''

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->''"This is a mistake which she can neither undo nor recover from, from. The same as how the dead can never return to life."''
28th Dec '17 1:58:50 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"This is a mistake which she can neither undo nor recover from, The same as how the dead can never return to life."''
-->--'''Homura Akemi''', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''
21st Nov '17 2:15:36 PM Stealth
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. Ian Cameron ignoring the Rim Worlds Republic's distress call during the Reunification War would cause the downfall of the Star League and the death of his dynasty when he made an enemy out of one Stefan Amaris.

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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''.
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Ian Cameron ignoring the Rim Worlds Republic's distress call during the Reunification War would cause the downfall of the Star League and the death of his dynasty when he made an enemy out of one Stefan Amaris.Amaris.
** Victor Steiner-Davion's flaw was trying to ape his father's methods rather than finding his own solutions when problems arose; the decision to use a body double of Thomas Marik's son was supposed to be a pragmatic one to buy time--but unlike his father, who laid down the plan in the first place, Victor lacked the {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry to pull it off because he was too soft-hearted to clean up all the loose ends. The end result is that the great nation his parents forged split back in two, half of it hates him, several dozen of his planets fall into chaos, and his sister eventually ends up becoming his worst enemy in her scheming to (successfully) dethrone him.
** Chandrasekhar Kurita's flaw was placing too great a faith in mercenary recruitment after his overall positive experience with the 17th Recon Regiment, Camacho's Caballeros. Though the Caballeros proved to be unusual but loyal, the same could not be said for all mercenaries, and Chandrasekhar was assassinated after Word of Blake agents reportedly turned his mercenary bodyguards during the Dark Age.
** Takashi Kurita himself had many great victories to his name, but his mistake was in placing far too much trust in his District Warlords, almost all of whom managed to start wars that the Combine could ill afford and sapped what would have been the otherwise militarily strongest nation of much its strength at the most inopportune times--leading eventually to Takashi being dethroned by his own, much more pragmatic but reasonable son, Theodore.
27th Jun '17 1:44:22 PM yisfidri
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** ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'': Brutus' point of no return occurs in Act II Scene 1, when he yields to the persuasion of the conspirators to murder Caesar.
27th Jun '17 1:31:32 PM yisfidri
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* In ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', Tony and Maria both cross this point when she convinces him to go and put a stop to the rumble. If not for this decision, nothing more than a fist-fight would have occurred; however, Tony's interference backfired and provoked a fatal knife duel that directly and indirectly resulted in three deaths.
27th Jun '17 1:20:43 PM yisfidri
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*** It may be even earlier then that... as Romeo PROVOKES Mercutio into dueling with Tybalt and thus gets himself killed. By acting inexplicably nice to Tybalt, Mercutio was angered because it seemed like Romeo was being a coward (Mercutio didn't know about Romeo's marriage to Juliet).

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*** It may be even earlier then that... as Romeo PROVOKES unintentionally ''provokes'' Mercutio into dueling with Tybalt and thus gets himself him killed. By acting inexplicably nice to Tybalt, Mercutio was angered because it seemed like Romeo was being a coward (Mercutio didn't know about Romeo's marriage to Juliet).



** ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'': Like the ''King Lear'' example above, Titus crosses the line of no return in the very first scene. From the moment he insists on a) the gratuitous "sacrifice" of Alarbus and b) the crowning of Saturninus as emperor despite Bassianus being an immensely superior choice, the play's gruesome and devastating bloodbath is inescapable.
** ''Theatre/Othello'': Othello's point of no return probably occurs in Act III, Scene 4, when he engages in a pseudo-ceremony with Iago to swear vengeance against his wife and Cassio. Here he declares his mind will never change, and never again does he doubt the evil delusions that Iago has planted in his mind, until after he has strangled the innocent Desdemona.

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** ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'': Like the in ''King Lear'' example above, Lear'', Titus crosses the line of no return in the very first scene. From the moment he insists on a) the gratuitous "sacrifice" of Alarbus and b) the crowning of Saturninus as emperor despite Bassianus being an immensely superior choice, the play's gruesome and devastating bloodbath is inescapable.
** ''Theatre/Othello'': ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'': Othello's point of no return probably occurs in Act III, Scene 4, when he engages in a pseudo-ceremony with Iago to swear vengeance against his wife Desdemona and Cassio. Here he declares his mind will never change, and from this point on he never again does he doubt the evil delusions that Iago has planted in doubts his mind, delusional suspicions until after he has strangled the innocent Desdemona.fatally smothered his wife.
27th Jun '17 1:15:16 PM yisfidri
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** ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'': Like the ''King Lear'' example above, Titus crosses the line of no return in the very first scene. From the moment he insists on a) the gratuitous "sacrifice" of Alarbus and b) the crowning of Saturninus as emperor despite Bassianus being an immensely superior choice, the play's gruesome and devastating bloodbath is inescapable.
** ''Theatre/Othello'': Othello's point of no return probably occurs in Act III, Scene 4, when he engages in a pseudo-ceremony with Iago to swear vengeance against his wife and Cassio. Here he declares his mind will never change, and never again does he doubt the evil delusions that Iago has planted in his mind, until after he has strangled the innocent Desdemona.
5th Jun '17 7:41:26 AM erforce
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* Howie from ''Film/TheWickerMan'' seals his fate by ''not'' having sex with Willow.

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* Howie from ''Film/TheWickerMan'' ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' seals his fate by ''not'' having sex with Willow.
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