History Main / UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom

12th Jul '16 8:59:16 PM Nyame
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* The signing of Wrestling/KurtAngle can be pointed to an indirect source to all of Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s current issues thanks to two things it caused. The most direct one was bringing in his then-wife Karen into the promotion. After she filed for divorce and they separated, she started dating Wrestling/JeffJarrett -- Dixie Carter found out, freaked, stripped Jarrett of all booking power and sent him home. Since most wrestlers saw Jarrett as the real boss, this allowed her to insert herself into a position of power backstage (she was only supposed to write the checks). The other one is the precedent it set; despite being by far and away the best signing TNA has ever made, Kurt's arrival allowed a floodgate of older wrestlers that entered the promotion and soaked up the spotlight from the younger talent people wanted to see. Eventually, this led to bringing in Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff, who took that same problem along with all the other ones that made TNA Wrestling/{{WCW}-lite, and dialed them UpToEleven, ushering in the DorkAge that the company is ''still'' trying to recover from to this day.

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* The signing of Wrestling/KurtAngle can be pointed to an indirect source to all of Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s current issues thanks to two things it caused. The most direct one was bringing in his then-wife Karen into the promotion. After she filed for divorce and they separated, she started dating Wrestling/JeffJarrett -- Dixie Carter found out, freaked, stripped Jarrett of all booking power and sent him home. Since most wrestlers saw Jarrett as the real boss, this allowed her to insert herself into a position of power backstage (she was only supposed to write the checks). The other one is the precedent it set; despite being by far and away the best signing TNA has ever made, Kurt's arrival allowed a floodgate of older wrestlers that entered the promotion and soaked up the spotlight from the younger talent people wanted to see. Eventually, this led to bringing in Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff, who took that same problem along with all the other ones that made TNA Wrestling/{{WCW}-lite, Wrestling/{{WCW}}-lite, and dialed them UpToEleven, ushering in the DorkAge that the company is ''still'' trying to recover from to this day.
12th Jul '16 8:58:11 PM Nyame
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* The signing of Wrestling/KurtAngle can be pointed to an indirect source to all of Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s current issues thanks to two things it caused. The most direct one was bringing in his then-wife Karen into the promotion. After she filed for divorce and they separated, she started dating Wrestling/JeffJarrett -- Dixie Carter found out, freaked, stripped Jarrett of all booking power and sent him home. Since most wrestlers saw Jarrett as the real boss, this allowed her to insert herself into a position of power backstage (she was only supposed to write the checks). The other one is the precedent it set; despite being by far and away the best signing TNA has ever made, Kurt's arrival allowed a floodgate of older wrestlers that entered the promotion and soaked up the spotlight from the younger talent people wanted to see. Eventually, this led to bringing in Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff, who took that same problem along with all the other ones that made TNA Wrestling/{{WCW}-lite, and dialed them UpToEleven, ushering in the DorkAge that the company is ''still'' trying to recover from to this day.
12th Jul '16 2:00:04 PM Willbyr
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* In ''MaiOtome Sifr'', a cat wandering out on the hotel balcony leads to Sifr trying to retrieve it, and falling and having to be rescued by Lena, who berates her for going outside and risking being discovered. It's revealed that one of the poolgoers was an undercover Schwarz agent, and that night, a large Schwarz force attacks, succeeding in kidnapping Sifr with help from M9.

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* In ''MaiOtome ''Anime/MaiOtome Sifr'', a cat wandering out on the hotel balcony leads to Sifr trying to retrieve it, and falling and having to be rescued by Lena, who berates her for going outside and risking being discovered. It's revealed that one of the poolgoers was an undercover Schwarz agent, and that night, a large Schwarz force attacks, succeeding in kidnapping Sifr with help from M9.
6th Jul '16 8:26:23 AM Neakal
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* Faida Hamdi was a Tunisian government worker. In 2011, she had a confrontation with a street vendor and confiscated the vendor's cart. The vendor set himself in fire as a protest in front of a government building. His death [[UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring led to protests across the Middle East]] and the protests soon turned to devastating wars that would go on to shake the whole world. Today, Hamdi [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/tunisia/12054657/I-started-the-Arab-Spring.-Now-death-is-everywhere-and-extremism-blooming.html wonders]] WhatCouldHaveBeen if she did not have that initial confrontation.

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* Faida Hamdi was a Tunisian government worker. In 2011, late 2010, she had a confrontation with a street vendor and confiscated the vendor's cart. The vendor set himself in fire as a protest in front of a government building. His death [[UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring led to protests across the Middle East]] and the protests soon turned to devastating wars that would go on to shake the whole world. Today, Hamdi [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/tunisia/12054657/I-started-the-Arab-Spring.-Now-death-is-everywhere-and-extremism-blooming.html wonders]] WhatCouldHaveBeen if she did not have that initial confrontation.
2nd Jul '16 11:55:41 AM nombretomado
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* Literally everything that happened in ''{{BIONICLE}}'' can be traced back to two characters' actions: Annona, who amplified the Great Beings' pre-existing compulsion to create, which eventually led to the Great Spirit Robot; and the Energized Protodermis Entity, who let the Core War happen and caused Spherus Magna to shatter. While it's debatable exactly how much of this was "unwitting", it's doubtful either of them foresaw just how much of an impact their actions would have.

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* Literally everything that happened in ''{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' can be traced back to two characters' actions: Annona, who amplified the Great Beings' pre-existing compulsion to create, which eventually led to the Great Spirit Robot; and the Energized Protodermis Entity, who let the Core War happen and caused Spherus Magna to shatter. While it's debatable exactly how much of this was "unwitting", it's doubtful either of them foresaw just how much of an impact their actions would have.
30th Jun '16 3:28:05 PM Bissek
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* Halfway through season 3 of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Simmons kills [[spoiler:Carter]] in revenge for the fall of HR. This causes Reese to go into a TenMinuteRetirement, requiring Fusco to track him down and drag him back to New York. This leaves Team Machine critically understaffed during their next case, while allows Decima to get a hold of the source code of the Samaritan AI, which would become the BigBad of the next two seasons. That's right: a revenge murder by a DirtyCop at the wrong moment nearly caused the entire world to be taken over by an evil supercomputer.
30th Jun '16 6:18:13 AM Neakal
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* Faida Hamdi was a Tunisian government worker. In 2011, she had a confrontation with a street vendor and confiscated the vendor's cart. The vendor set himself in fire as a protest in front of a government building. His death [[UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring led to protests across the Middle East]] and the protests soon turned to devastating wars that would go on to shake the whole world. Today, Hamdi [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/tunisia/12054657/I-started-the-Arab-Spring.-Now-death-is-everywhere-and-extremism-blooming.html wonders]] WhatCouldHaveBeen if she did not have that initial confrontation.
25th Jun '16 1:35:20 PM Nazetrime
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** In late Season 4, Kary commits the InnocentlyInsensitive act of [[spoiler:choosing to check out an in-game event over finishhig her (in-game) wedding to Arthéon, who was taking it much more serously than she was.]] Arthéon was so furious that he went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Even after he calmed down, he still had a much more cynical view of everyone and everything he knew than before. This became a really bad thing [[spoiler:because Arthéon eventually got a job that enabled him to impact the game's plot and the story has reached a point where he will be responsible for the game world's destruction unless his former guildmates stop him]].

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** In late Season 4, Kary commits the InnocentlyInsensitive act of [[spoiler:choosing to check out an in-game event over finishhig finishing her (in-game) wedding to Arthéon, who was taking it much more serously than she was.]] Arthéon was so furious that he went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Even after he calmed down, he still had a much more cynical view of everyone and everything he knew than before. This became a really bad thing [[spoiler:because Arthéon eventually got a job that enabled him to impact the game's plot and the story has reached a point where he will be responsible for the game world's destruction unless his former guildmates stop him]].
25th Jun '16 8:52:01 AM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** In the original series, [[HarmlessVillain Emperor Pilaf]] releases [[SealedEvilInACan Demon King Piccolo]], who promptly proceeds to [[HeroKiller have many of the world's leading martial artists killed]], including Goku's best friend, Krillin, and nearly takes over the world. Pilaf hopes to be able to be rewarded by Piccolo with his own territory, only to be backstabbed. Nice job nearly dooming the world, shorty.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
Franchise/DragonBall:
** In the original series, ''Manga/DragonBall'', [[HarmlessVillain Emperor Pilaf]] releases [[SealedEvilInACan Demon King Piccolo]], who promptly proceeds to [[HeroKiller have many of the world's leading martial artists killed]], including Goku's best friend, Krillin, and nearly takes over the world. Pilaf hopes to be able to be rewarded by Piccolo with his own territory, only to be backstabbed. Nice job nearly dooming the world, shorty.



* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Remember how Majin Buu became truly evil, killed off half of the Z-warriors, the entire human race, and then finally blew up Earth? It all happened because of a few goons in the episode "The Evil of Men", where they attack and shoot Bee (Buu's pet puppy) and Hercule (Buu's new best friend who was in the process of rehabilitating him). As a consequence Buu snapped and steamed out [[EnemyWithout Evil Buu]], who then [[SplitPersonalityTakeover proceeded to absorb him]]; the entire rest of the Buu saga is the ''entire universe'' paying the price for what those thugs did.
** Goku letting Vegeta train first in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. When Vegeta left the chamber to fight Cell, [[SmugSuper Vegeta is so arrogant in his new power]] that he allows Cell to become complete to stroke his own ego, which leads to the deaths of Goku, Trunks, and Android 16.
** While Goku, by his own admission, could have killed the fat Majin Buu at Super Saiyan 3, he deliberately chose not to because he wanted to give Trunks and Goten a chance to do so and because he didn't want the next generation to think they could just depend on him all the time. Goku's inaction leads to the birth of Super Buu, leaving the remaining Z-Fighters with a far more powerful and dangerous enemy to contend with.
** On another level, his holding back during the fight against Vegeta caused Vegeta to believe he could defeat Buu and led to his SenselessSacrifice. Vegeta makes sure to chew Goku out over this when he's semi-revived near the end of the Buu Saga.

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* ** ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** *** Remember how Majin Buu became truly evil, killed off half of the Z-warriors, the entire human race, and then finally blew up Earth? It all happened because of a few goons in the episode "The Evil of Men", where they attack and shoot Bee (Buu's pet puppy) and Hercule (Buu's new best friend who was in the process of rehabilitating him). As a consequence Buu snapped and steamed out [[EnemyWithout Evil Buu]], who then [[SplitPersonalityTakeover proceeded to absorb him]]; the entire rest of the Buu saga is the ''entire universe'' paying the price for what those thugs did.
** *** Goku letting Vegeta train first in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. When Vegeta left the chamber to fight Cell, [[SmugSuper Vegeta is so arrogant in his new power]] that he allows Cell to become complete to stroke his own ego, which leads to the deaths of Goku, Trunks, and Android 16.
** *** While Goku, by his own admission, could have killed the fat Majin Buu at Super Saiyan 3, he deliberately chose not to because he wanted to give Trunks and Goten a chance to do so and because he didn't want the next generation to think they could just depend on him all the time. Goku's inaction leads to the birth of Super Buu, leaving the remaining Z-Fighters with a far more powerful and dangerous enemy to contend with.
** *** On another level, his holding back during the fight against Vegeta caused Vegeta to believe he could defeat Buu and led to his SenselessSacrifice. Vegeta makes sure to chew Goku out over this when he's semi-revived near the end of the Buu Saga.
24th Jun '16 6:51:18 PM Valiona
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* Later on in ''VideoGame/Persona4'', a politician visits Inaba and interviews a young child about the fog. The problem is twofold- people who appear on TV tend to become targets for kidnapping, even if their faces or names aren't mentioned, and the young child is [[spoiler:none other than Nanako Dojima, the main character's cousin]]- which means that the visit ended up causing one of the darkest parts of the game.
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