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2nd May '16 7:46:54 AM tromag
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** To take it a step further, Ferdinand's driver, who was supposed to be taking him visit some people in the hospital, got lost, tried to reverse, and stalled the car almost exactly where Princip happened to be at that exact moment. Probably the most consequential wrong turn in human history.
29th Apr '16 9:30:59 PM MyFinalEdits
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** And in an even worse example, Marinus van der Lubbe, the guy who started the Reichstag fire. He was a raving madman who was quickly captured that same night. It gave the Nazis the perfect opportunity to seize power, as the aforementioned repeated elections would eventually end in a loss of NSDAP seats.
** This is factually incorrect, as the Reichstag fire probably was NOT started by van der Lubbe, he just received the blame for it. To be exact, one of the most common theories nowadays is that Nazis started the fire themselves, meaning this has nothing to do with this page.

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** And in an even worse example, * Marinus van der Lubbe, the guy who started the Reichstag fire. He was a raving madman who was quickly captured that same night. It gave the Nazis the perfect opportunity to seize power, as the aforementioned repeated elections would eventually end in a loss of NSDAP seats.
** This is factually incorrect, as the Reichstag fire probably was NOT started by van der Lubbe, he just received the blame for it. To be exact, one of the most common theories nowadays is that Nazis started the fire themselves, meaning this has nothing to do with this page.
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** David Blair was originally slated to be Second Officer of the ''Titanic'' during her maiden voyage. However, in the last moment White Star reassigned the more experienced Henry Wilde, Chief Officer of the ''Olympic'' (at the time in drydock) to the ''Titanic'', and the knock-off effect was Blair being given another post out of the ship. By accident, Blair left with a key from the ''Titanic'', that turned out to be the only key to a safe in the Crow's Nest keeping the lookouts' binoculars. Without binoculars, the lookouts failed to see the iceberg in time.

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** * David Blair was originally slated to be Second Officer of the ''Titanic'' during her maiden voyage. However, in the last moment White Star reassigned the more experienced Henry Wilde, Chief Officer of the ''Olympic'' (at the time in drydock) to the ''Titanic'', and the knock-off effect was Blair being given another post out of the ship. By accident, Blair left with a key from the ''Titanic'', that turned out to be the only key to a safe in the Crow's Nest keeping the lookouts' binoculars. Without binoculars, the lookouts failed to see the iceberg in time.
29th Apr '16 9:16:02 PM DoctorCooper
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* UsefulNotes/ChristopherColombus's voyages opened up the Americas to the Old World, bringing over disease which wiped out 90% of the Native Americans.
24th Apr '16 3:40:23 PM AmJuMaHiDuBa
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**This is factually incorrect, as the Reichstag fire probably was NOT started by van der Lubbe, he just received the blame for it. To be exact, one of the most common theories nowadays is that Nazis started the fire themselves, meaning this has nothing to do with this page.
22nd Apr '16 5:15:55 PM cybertoy0
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* ''{{Discworld}}''
** In ''{{Discworld}}/TheColourOfMagic'', when Twoflower, the Disc's first tourist, enters Ahkn-Morpork he ends up triggering a brutal brawl between the thieves, asassins, and businessment when he oh-so-innocently begins paying everyone with solid gold coins, unaware of how valuable gold is there(It's a very common metal in his homeland). At one point he sells an insurance policy to the [[BadGuyBar Broken Drum]], and the resulting attempt at InsuranceFraud inevitably leads to a giant fire that consumes the entire city.
** Twoflower does it again in ''{{Discworld}}/InterestingTimes''; after returning home, he wrote a book on his experiences around the Disc. His novel, "What I Did On My Holidays" ends up provoking the oppressed people of the Agatean Empire to revolt. When Twoflower laments that he wasn't trying to stir up trouble, Rincewind the Wizzard mentally notes that Twoflower never ''intends'' to cause trouble.
19th Apr '16 9:18:41 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/ItTheTerrorFromBeyondSpace'': Palmer dumped some empty crates and other assorted trash on Mars and forgot to close the rocket's airlock up until it was almost time to launch -- which was a long enough time for the alien that killed (almost) every member of the ''Challenger 141'' to get inside the ship and continue its rampage with fresh victims.

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* ''Film/ItTheTerrorFromBeyondSpace'': Palmer Calder dumped some empty crates and other assorted trash on Mars and forgot to close the rocket's airlock up until it was almost time to launch -- which was a long enough time for the alien that killed (almost) every member of the ''Challenger 141'' to get inside the ship ''Challenger 142'' and continue its rampage with fresh victims.
19th Apr '16 9:15:52 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/ItTheTerrorFromBeyondSpace'': Palmer dumped some empty crates and other assorted trash on Mars and forgot to close the rocket's airlock up until it was almost time to launch -- which was a long enough time for the alien that killed (almost) every member of the ''Challenger 141'' to get inside the ship and continue its rampage with fresh victims.
17th Apr '16 8:49:49 AM Protonus
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** From ''The Pre-Sequel'', the Meriff's attempt to shoot Jack while his back is turned after Jack chose to spare him teaches Jack that showing mercy to your enemies is a foolish idea that will inevitably come back to bite you in the ass. This, in addition to [[spoiler:Roland, Lilith, and Moxxi betraying him later in the game]], is what causes Jack to go from someone with genuinely heroic aspirations to a raving megalomaniac who is only the hero in his own mind. Athena even pinpoints the moment that she considers Jack the Hero to have "[[ThatManIsDead died]]", leaving Handsome Jack the BigBad in his place.

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** From ''The Pre-Sequel'', [[spoiler:the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Watcher's entire plan]] is this]]. Starting off with the Meriff's attempt to shoot Jack while his back is turned after Jack chose to spare him teaches Jack that showing mercy to your enemies is a foolish idea that will inevitably come back to bite you in the ass. This, in addition to [[spoiler:Roland, Lilith, and Moxxi betraying him later in the game]], is what causes Jack to go from someone with genuinely heroic aspirations to a raving megalomaniac who is only the hero in his own mind. Athena even pinpoints the moment that she considers Jack the Hero to have "[[ThatManIsDead died]]", leaving Handsome Jack the BigBad in his place.
1st Apr '16 11:54:10 PM Whipsmart
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* [[{{Film/SleepawayCamp}} Sleepaway Camp]] gives us Craig and Mary-Ann, the two teens in the opening who [[spoiler:accidentally cause the boating accident that kills most of the Baker family and kicks off the entire franchise.]]
** A less innocent example would be [[spoiler:Aunt Martha]]. True, [[spoiler:her forcing Peter to adopt the identity of his dead sister was horrifying and abusive]] but she probably didn't expect it to [[spoiler:escalate to serial murder]].
26th Mar '16 2:26:55 PM CrankCase
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* In ''Webcomic/NobodyScores'' this is frequently the role of [[Main/{{CloudCuckoolander}} Jane Doe]]. [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=488 This]] for example.
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