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27th Sep '16 5:55:17 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Michael Dukakis authorized weekend passes for prisoners while Governor of Massachusetts. One recipient of these weekend passes, Willie Horton, kidnapped, murdered, and raped one weekend. This ended up costing Dukakis the 1988 Presidential election and made politicians wary of being honest about their stances on crime, which led to the sudden toughening of criminal laws under Bill Clinton.
23rd Sep '16 7:31:34 AM Psyga315
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** On a less cosmic scale, a trio of school girls are the reason why a serial killer was able to get away for so long. To explain: [[spoiler:these girls encountered a kid who was motally wounded by said killer. Rather than go get help or call a teacher, they instead leave him. This in turn causes him to be finished off by the killer, and thus, allows him to get away scot free for at least a few more arcs]].
18th Sep '16 2:46:18 PM Valiona
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Yuriy Dreyar, Makarov's father and one of the founders of Fairy Tail, serves as this. When trying to take the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sirius Jade]] for himself, he ends up transformed into a monster under its control, and forces Mavis to use Fairy Law on it to save him, resulting in her being unable to age. It later turns out that the consequences are even worse than they thought, since [[spoiler:Mavis actually has the same curse as [[BigBad Zeref]], one that kills anyone near her so long as she values life, and this results in Yuriy's wife dying, forcing Mavis to flee and meet up with Zeref. Mavis falls in love with him, which leads to his curse killing her, and many other developments that essentially lead to the plot of the series taking place]].
7th Sep '16 3:32:43 PM 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.]]

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* ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared]]'':
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[[spoiler:Red Guy]] is heavily implied to be this in ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 5]]''.the fifth episode. 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.]]
** The sixth video takes this further by implying that [[spoiler:Red Guy is [[GainaxEnding somehow]] inadvertently causing the GroundhogDayLoop the puppets are trapped in.
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4th Sep '16 1:32:38 PM BKelly95
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* [[spoiler: Clement Massey]] from ''[[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Night Probe!]]'' robs a train station and prevents the conductor from stopping a train from going over a weakened bridge and plunging into the Hudson River. He had no idea that the train was carrying a document that would [[spoiler: merge the United States and Canada into a single country]]. Subverted when it turns out [[spoiler: the train was actually rerouted into an underground quarry to be robbed with more time.]] Doubled Subverted when [[spoiler: Massey and the train's crew and passengers are trapped in the quarry with no escape.]]


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* ''Series/VeronicaMars:''
** At Shelley Pomroy's party, Madison Sinclair was given a drink she didn't want, so she spit in it and gave it to Veronica. She didn't know that the drink was dosed with GHB which led to Veronica getting raped. When Veronica blasts her for it, she still doesn't see how it's her fault.
** During a debate for the election for sheriff, Don Lamb accuses his opponent Keith Mars of being this for the recent bus crash. As a beat cop, Keith once pulled over the bus driver for DUI but let him go. It later turns out that the bus driver was innocent of the crash. In a bit of subtle irony, Lamb himself is the Unwitting Instigator of Doom because if he had [[spoiler: investigated Veronica's rape, he could have arrested Cassidy Casablancas before he could trigger the bus crash.]]
28th Aug '16 9:01:07 PM TheMadLurker
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The Earth King informed Azula (disguised as a Kyoshi Warrior) of the invasion of the Fire Nation. Cue next season where the invasion force finds all royalty in hiding, and the invasion ends in failure with almost all of them captured.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The Earth King informed Azula (disguised as a Kyoshi Warrior) of the invasion of the Fire Nation. Cue next season where the invasion force finds all royalty in hiding, and the invasion ends in failure with almost all of them captured. Zuko hoped this would lead to his father re-thinking his strategy with the war. Unfortunately, it did, but it led to Ozai plotting genocide on the Earth Kingdom.
** During a war council, Zuko is asked how the people of the Earth Kingdom would react to occupation. He honestly replies that as long as they had their pride, they would never give into the Fire Nation. His statement led to Ozai plotting genocide on the Earth Kingdom.
18th Aug '16 11:56:04 AM SomeoneElse17
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* Summer Rae later became one herself. She corrupted Sasha Banks in order to get an ally for herself and form the Beautiful Fierce Females. Little did she know that Sasha would become an even more effective villain than her - and eventually the NXT Women's Champion. Everything Sasha did as The Boss stems from that one ReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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* Summer Rae later became one herself. She corrupted Sasha Banks in order to get an ally for herself and form the Beautiful Fierce Females. Little did she know that Sasha would become an even more effective villain than her - and eventually the NXT Women's Champion. Everything Sasha did as The Boss stems from that one ReasonYouSuckSpeech. And for good measure, Wrestling/RicFlair's daughter Wrestling/{{Charlotte}}, who they brought into the group early on as a stab against Wrestling/{{Bayley}}, has also advanced much father than Summer since then. As of summer 2016, Summer Rae essentially helped create the history behind the main feud for the WWE Women's Championship, and herself has nothing to show for it.
18th Aug '16 11:50:31 AM SomeoneElse17
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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, made (with Wrestling/{{Christian}} and Wrestling/{{Sting}} being relative close seconds), 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.
11th Aug '16 10:03:44 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** A shard of Mendicant Bias reveals to the future High Prophets that [[spoiler:humanity are the heirs to the Forerunners]]. Realizing that this revelation would cause the Covenant to collapse, the Prophets decide that [[spoiler:humanity must be wiped out to cover this up]]. If not for Bias, the Human-Covenant War would have never become so viscous (or even started), and it's possible that the events of the original trilogy may have never even happened.

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** A shard of Mendicant Bias reveals to the future High Prophets that [[spoiler:humanity are the heirs to the Forerunners]]. Realizing that this revelation would cause the Covenant to collapse, the Prophets decide that [[spoiler:humanity must be wiped out to cover this up]]. If not for Bias, the Human-Covenant War would have never become so viscous (or even started), and it's possible that the events none of the original trilogy may ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games would have never even happened.
11th Aug '16 10:01:49 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** In ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'':
*** A shard of Mendicant Bias reveals to the future High Prophets that [[spoiler:humanity are the heirs to the Forerunners]]. Realizing that this revelation would cause the Covenant to collapse, the Prophets decide that [[spoiler:humanity must be wiped out to cover this up]]. If not for Bias, the Human-Covenant War would have never become so viscous (or even started), and it's possible that the events of the original trilogy may have never even happened.
*** A Huragok (aka Engineer) invents a farming vehicle as a gift for humanity. His Brute overseers find out what he's been doing, and turn his invention into a weapon; this is the origin of the Brute Chopper.
** The ''[[Literature/HaloGlasslands Kilo]]-[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar Five]]'' [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata trilogy]] has ONI's leader Admiral Parangosky going behind the UNSC's leadership to instigate a civil war among the Elites, in hopes of tipping the scales to the UNSC's favor. By ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' however, it's clear ONI's actions have caused more harm than good, as the renegade anti-human Elites have become a powerful faction in their own right and willingly join the Didact's own anti-human crusade.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** In
''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'':
*** ** A shard of Mendicant Bias reveals to the future High Prophets that [[spoiler:humanity are the heirs to the Forerunners]]. Realizing that this revelation would cause the Covenant to collapse, the Prophets decide that [[spoiler:humanity must be wiped out to cover this up]]. If not for Bias, the Human-Covenant War would have never become so viscous (or even started), and it's possible that the events of the original trilogy may have never even happened.
*** ** A Huragok (aka Engineer) invents a farming vehicle as a gift for humanity. His Brute overseers find out what he's been doing, and turn his invention into a weapon; this is the origin of the Brute Chopper.
** The ''[[Literature/HaloGlasslands Kilo]]-[[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar Five]]'' [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata trilogy]] has ONI's leader Admiral Parangosky going behind the UNSC's leadership to instigate a civil war among the Elites, in hopes of tipping the scales to the UNSC's favor. By ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' however, it's clear ONI's actions have caused more harm than good, as the renegade anti-human Elites have become a powerful faction in their own right and willingly join the Didact's own anti-human crusade.
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