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8th Feb '16 6:09:26 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'', a pair of improperly-galvanised fuel tanks explode when the cars they're in get into an accident, starting a series of events that lead to disaster. One character who knows about ThePlan likens it to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
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* In ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'', a ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'': ** A pair of improperly-galvanised fuel tanks explode when the cars they're in get into an accident, starting a series of events that lead to disaster. One character who knows about ThePlan likens it to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. For added sick irony, for all the furore they cause over alleged Japanese safety defects, the problem can be traced to a worker at an ''American'' factory who smelled a rat but didn't think it was worth taking a second look at and just let the defective fuel tanks be installed rather than giving them a thorough inspection. ** As mentioned above, Winston, who sold off the Columbus Group and unintentionally gave Yamata a vital foothold for his plan.
8th Feb '16 4:59:57 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'', a pair of improperly-galvanised fuel tanks explode when the cars they're in get into an accident, starting a series of events that lead to disaster. One character who knows about ThePlan likens it to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
7th Feb '16 12:55:21 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In the ''Videogame/{{Borderlands}}'' series, [[BigBad Handsome Jack's]] hunger for the riches of the mysterious Eridian Vaults unwittingly set into motion [[spoiler: an apocalyptic war that would kill billions of people]]. In fact, [[Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel Jack was warned about this repeatedly by Colonel Zarpedon and her Lost Legion]], whose mission was to either defend the Vaults or destroy them to prevent them from falling into the hands of humans, but Jack dismissed everything they said and was so blinded by his own greed that he never even considered turning back. ** Also 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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* In the ''Videogame/{{Borderlands}}'' series, series: ** [[BigBad Handsome Jack's]] hunger for the riches of the mysterious Eridian Vaults unwittingly set into motion [[spoiler: an apocalyptic war that would kill billions of people]]. In fact, [[Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel Jack was warned about this repeatedly by Colonel Zarpedon and her Lost Legion]], whose mission was to either defend the Vaults or destroy them to prevent them from falling into the hands of humans, but Jack dismissed everything they said and was so blinded by his own greed that he never even considered turning back. ** Also from 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.
7th Feb '16 1:51:46 AM TheCuza
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** Also 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.
6th Feb '16 6:41:53 PM DrOO7
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* ''Theatre/MissSaigon'': Ellen. Had she not reacted so badly to the idea of taking Tam, Kim might not have felt it necessary to kill herself in order to ensure that they would.
30th Jan '16 6:54:10 AM ading
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* [[spoiler:Red Guy]] is heavily implied to be this in ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 5]]''. At the beginning of the episode, Duck Guy and Yellow Guy note that something's "missing", unaware that it's [[spoiler:their friend Red Guy.]] Near the beginning of the episode, a phone rings, and when Duck Guy answers, he's suddenly in an operating room, watching himself on the television, with a mysterious voice saying "you have to know right from wrong". This seems to lead him to realize that the lesson would go wrong somehow and try to escape, [[spoiler:for which he is EatenAlive.]] The end credits imply that [[spoiler:the call was made by Red Guy, who somehow escaped from the lessons and was trying to help his friends escape, and hearing Red Guy's voice was what made Duck Guy realize what was going on. If it weren't for Red Guy, Duck Guy would probably still be a live, and Yellow Guy wouldn't be completely alone.]]
23rd Jan '16 2:23:24 AM Nintendoman01
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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. *** On another side, Goku believed that he could have easily killed the fat Majin Buu at Super Saiyan 3, but deliberately chose ''not'' to because he wanted to give Trunks and Goten a chance at doing so, and because, since he was already dead, he didn't want the next generation to think they could just depend on him all the time. Thus, through inaction, Goku is, in a way, responsible for Super Buu coming forth. *** It happens again in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', where Pilaf and his gang help bring Frieza back to life.
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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. *** On another side, ** Goku believed 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 easily killed the fat Majin Buu at Super Saiyan 3, but he deliberately chose ''not'' not to because he wanted to give Trunks and Goten a chance at doing so, to do so and because, since he was already dead, because he didn't want the next generation to think they could just depend on him all the time. Thus, through inaction, Goku is, in a way, responsible for 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 coming forth. *** 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. ** It happens again in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', where Pilaf and his gang help bring Frieza back to life.
21st Jan '16 4:47:05 PM HamburgerTime
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* ''Literature/LookingForAlaska'': Numerous characters blame themselves for the title character's [[spoiler: fatal car accident]], but the one who initially sets the ButterflyOfDoom in motion is her boyfriend Jake, who [[SmallRoleBigImpact barely appears in the story otherwise]]. As Alaska and Miles are about to have TheirFirstTime, she gets a call from Jake. While taking the call she absentmindedly doodles a white flower, as she often does, [[spoiler: which suddenly reminds her that it's the anniversary of her mother's death and for the first time in her life she forgot to put white flowers on her grave. The realization that she not only missed the anniversary, but spent the last few hours of it cheating on her boyfriend, sends her into a FreakOut, and she tears out of the school, stinking drunk, gets into her car, and crashes trying to race to her mother's grave to make things right]].

* ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'': After all the fairytale events, one of the consequences is that the widow of the giant Jack killed comes down seeking revenge against Jack. However, it's during the song "Your Fault" that the other characters learn that they were all indirectly responsible - the Baker was the one who gave Jack the magic beans in exchange for Milky-White, his wife attempted to give Cinderella an extra bean in exchange for her golden slipper, which she promptly threw away (it was this second beanstalk that the giant's widow climbed down), Red Riding Hood dared Jack to get the harp, which was the point where the giant became aware of Jack stealing their stuff, and the Witch was the one who raised the beans in the first place.
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* ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'': After all the fairytale events, one of the consequences is that the widow of the giant Jack killed comes down seeking revenge against Jack. However, it's during the song "Your Fault" that the other characters learn that they were all indirectly responsible - the Baker was the one who gave Jack the magic beans in exchange for Milky-White, his wife attempted to give Cinderella an extra bean in exchange for her golden slipper, which she promptly threw away (it was this second beanstalk that the giant's widow climbed down), Red Riding Hood dared Jack to get the harp, which was the point where the giant became aware of Jack stealing their stuff, and the Witch was the one who raised the beans in the first place. All the other characters ultimately agree to [[NeverMyFault blame the Witch for the whole thing]] - [[FantasticRacism just because she's a witch and therefore an easy target]] - despite her being by far the least involved.
17th Jan '16 6:08:46 AM Servbot
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' series, the unexpected revival of the Pirate Master in ''Shantae and the Pirate's Curse'', turns out to have been unwittingly caused by Risky herself [[spoiler:when she used Shantae's magic to create an evil Shantae clone]] at the end of ''Risky's Revenge''. This act had the unintentional side-effect of creating a new source of Dark Magic [[spoiler:converted from Shantae's Light Magic after Risky used it for evil]], which re-awakened the Scourge of Sequin Land.
12th Jan '16 8:06:32 PM sayaleviathan
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* In the [[AllInTheManual notes]] left by the late ''Anime/TrinityBlood'' author, Sunao Yoshida, Seth Nightroad's actions led to two damning consequences. First, it's revealed that she injected the Crusnik nanomachines on her oldest brother, Cain, to save him after he got into an fatal accident during the Red Mars colonization project. Unfornately, it made Cain insane and drove him to destroy the world. Though Cain secretly hates humanity, the nanomachines that Seth injected just gave him the power to do so which resulted to killing Lilith Sahl and taking her nanomachines. It wasn't clear if Seth knew what she had done but she realized that Cain is no longer the brother that she and Abel loved. Second, according to the notes, [[spoiler:she activated the satellite cannon of the Ark hidden in the imperial palace to destroy nuclear military base of the Vatican to prevent Francesco from using it when the Terran-Methulesah war broke out again and this gave Cain the chance to use the Ark and have Dietrich fire the satellite cannon on Rome, resulting to the Vatican's destruction. This bites back her in the dust ''badly'' when she stopped Cain from using the Ark which got her killed, her nanomachines stolen by him and the Empire going for an all-out counterattack on the humans by conquering their territories]]. * Clow Reed is guilty for all the things that had happened in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. His unconscious desire [[spoiler:to resurrect Yuuko Ichihara]] gave birth to Fei Wong Reed who tries fulfilling it at the cost of the lives of millions of people across multiple dimensions and ruining the lives of the four main characters.
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