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19th May '17 6:38:30 AM Gaby007
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* In ''Fanfic/TheDragonKingsTemple'', Nekht's stupidity is responsible for the entire plot: if he never hatched the ill-planned delivery of Zuko and Toph to the Tok'ra - securing their world as a source of potential hosts - several people including himself would be still alive, Zuko wouldn't have fallen sick and almost died, and a fragment of [[EldritchAbomination the yukioso]] wouldn't have wreaked havoc on the base of SGC.
14th May '17 4:02:56 PM JohnnyHuang
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** Morfin and Merope Gaunt in ''The Half-Blood Prince'', as shown via PensieveFlashback, though Merope was a more indirect example. [[spoiler: Morfin, a [[FantasticRacism Muggle-hater]], hexed Tom Riddle Sr. upon finding out [[StalkerWithACrush Merope was in love with him]]. This simple act of bigotry led to him and his father's arrest after they tried to fight the Aurors coming to arrest Morfin, giving Merope an opportunity to [[SlippingAMickey trick Tom Riddle Sr. into drinking]] LovePotion so she would be with him and escape the abusive home life she had to endure throughout her whole life. She got pregnant with a son during their elopement; said son would grow up to rename himself "Lord Voldemort".]]

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** Morfin and Merope Gaunt in ''The Half-Blood Prince'', as shown via PensieveFlashback, though Merope was a more indirect example. [[spoiler: Morfin, a [[FantasticRacism Muggle-hater]], hexed Tom Riddle Sr. upon finding out [[StalkerWithACrush Merope was in love with him]]. This simple act of bigotry led to him and his father's arrest after they tried to fight the Aurors coming to arrest Morfin, giving Merope an opportunity to [[SlippingAMickey trick Tom Riddle Sr. into drinking]] LovePotion so she would be with him and escape the abusive home life she had to endure throughout her whole life. She got pregnant with a son during their elopement; said son would grow up to rename himself "Lord Voldemort"."[[BigBad Lord Voldemort]]".]]
14th May '17 4:01:51 PM JohnnyHuang
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** Morfin and Merope Gaunt in ''The Half-Blood Prince'', as shown via PensieveFlashback, though Merope was a more indirect example. [[spoiler: Morfin, a [[FantasticRacism Muggle-hater]], hexed Tom Riddle Sr. upon finding out [[StalkerWithACrush Merope was in love with him]]. This simple act of bigotry led to him and his father's arrest after they tried to fight the Aurors coming to arrest Morfin, giving Merope an opportunity to [[SlippingAMickey trick Tom Riddle Sr. into drinking]] LovePotion so she would be with him and escape the abusive home life she had to endure throughout her whole life. She got pregnant with a son during their elopement; said son would grow up to rename himself "Lord Voldemort".]]
7th May '17 5:51:09 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' the Ravagers are enraged when Yondu chooses a lesser payday rather than betray Quill. Kraglin chooses this time to vent his frustration about Yondu playing favorites, resulting in a mutiny that sees all of Kraglin's friends spaced while he watches.
-->'''Kraglin''': I didn't mean to do a mutiny. They killed all my friends.
7th May '17 2:33:21 PM nombretomado
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* Hot Rod was a borderline TheLoad during the fight between Optimus Prime and Megatron in ''TransformersTheMovie''. He promptly was hostage by Megatron, resulting in Optimus's death.

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* Hot Rod was a borderline TheLoad during the fight between Optimus Prime and Megatron in ''TransformersTheMovie''.''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''. He promptly was hostage by Megatron, resulting in Optimus's death.
30th Apr '17 11:21:43 AM nombretomado
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* The failure of the Jay Leno Show on primetime had this effect on Creator/ConanOBrien's tenure as host of TheTonightShow, as it damaged local 11pm newscast ratings, as well as Conan himself, leading NBC to move Jay and his show back to his old 11:35 spot, and pushing Conan just past midnight. Conan, [[JudgmentOfSolomon not wanting to tarnish the legacy of the Tonight Show]], wanted no part of the agreement, and was subsequently evicted from the show, with Jay back as host.

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* The failure of the Jay Leno Show on primetime had this effect on Creator/ConanOBrien's tenure as host of TheTonightShow, ''Series/TheTonightShow'', as it damaged local 11pm newscast ratings, as well as Conan himself, leading NBC to move Jay and his show back to his old 11:35 spot, and pushing Conan just past midnight. Conan, [[JudgmentOfSolomon not wanting to tarnish the legacy of the Tonight Show]], wanted no part of the agreement, and was subsequently evicted from the show, with Jay back as host.
29th Apr '17 9:31:24 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'': Way back in the ancient past, some Kree scientists decided to perform experiments on a bunch of primitives on a backwater planet to create expendable troops for their empire. The experiment was deemed unsuccessful and the Kree left. Thousands of years later, that minor experiment led to essentially everything that happened, good and bad, in the MarvelCinematicUniverse.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'': Way back in the ancient past, some Kree scientists decided to perform experiments on a bunch of primitives on a backwater planet to create expendable troops for their empire. The experiment was deemed unsuccessful and the Kree left. Thousands of years later, that minor experiment led to essentially everything that happened, good and bad, in the MarvelCinematicUniverse.Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
28th Apr '17 11:02:56 AM Mineboot45
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** Tavros deserves special mention. At one point he attempts to save a young Jade from accidentally shooting herself by taking psychic control of her dog, Bequerel, and deflecting the shot at her grandfather (whom he believed was a hostile intruder), killing him. He then points out that Bequerel would have saved her even if he hadn't done anything (in a way that would not have killed Grandpa Harley) and that he only interfered so he could feel a little better about himself. Even when she points out that killing her grandfather was ''not'' appreciated, he still thinks he made the right choice.

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** Tavros deserves special mention. At one point he attempts to save a young Jade from accidentally shooting herself by taking psychic control of her dog, Bequerel, Becquerel, and deflecting the shot at her grandfather (whom he believed was a hostile intruder), killing him. He then points out that Bequerel Becquerel would have saved her even if he hadn't done anything (in a way that would not have killed Grandpa Harley) and that he only interfered so he could feel a little better about himself. Even when she points out that killing her grandfather was ''not'' appreciated, he still thinks he made the right choice.
28th Apr '17 12:06:04 AM KeithM
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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'': Way back in the ancient past, some Kree scientists decided to perform experiments on a bunch of primitives on a backwater planet to create expendable troops for their empire. The experiment was deemed unsuccessful and the Kree left. Thousands of years later, that minor experiment led to essentially everything that happened, good and bad, in the MarvelCinematicUniverse.
19th Apr '17 10:03:23 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Both Rolo and Jeremiah have huge instigating roles in ''R2''. First, Jeremiah [[spoiler: uses his Geass Canceller without checking his surroundings at some point, which accidentally causes him to undo Shirley's FakeMemories about Lelouch]]. Then, Rolo [[spoiler: is confronted by the memories-reset Shirley and, when she mentions Nunnally, he both [[YanDere gets crazily jealous]] AND [[HeKnowsToomuch realises that she knows stuff that would be VERY troublesome]], so he stabs her to death.]] Both of these actions prompt Lelouch to raid a camp where Britannia was preforming experiments to create more {{child soldier}}s like Rolo and pretty much kill everyone there... and had that not happened, [[ManipulativeBastard Schneizel]] wouldn't have as much evidence against Lelouch as he would, which would have prevented '''everything mentioned above'''.

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** Both Rolo and Jeremiah have huge instigating roles in ''R2''. First, Jeremiah [[spoiler: uses his Geass Canceller without ''without checking his surroundings surroundings'' at some point, which accidentally causes him to undo Shirley's FakeMemories about Lelouch]]. Then, Rolo [[spoiler: is confronted by the memories-reset Shirley and, [[SayingTooMuch when she mentions Nunnally, Nunnally]], he both [[YanDere gets crazily jealous]] AND [[HeKnowsToomuch realises that she knows stuff that would be VERY troublesome]], so he stabs her to death.]] Both of these actions prompt Lelouch to raid a camp where Britannia was preforming experiments to create more {{child soldier}}s like Rolo and pretty much kill everyone there... and had that not happened, [[ManipulativeBastard Schneizel]] wouldn't have as much evidence against Lelouch as he would, which would have prevented '''everything mentioned above'''.



** Aoba Yamashiro. Don't know him? He's a recurring background ninja who was probably never formally introduced, databooks aside. Why is his name so well-known in some parts of the ''Naruto'' community? A single careless sentence out of Aoba's mouth revealed Itachi's whereabouts and goals to Sasuke. Following that, Sasuke tried to beat up Itachi, was soundly defeated, and pondered why Itachi would be interested in Naruto. Sure, Sasuke wasn't particularly stable before, but this huge blow to Sasuke's self-esteem was the catalyst for the event that would finally send Sasuke over to TheDarkSide.
** Kakashi, ''of all people''. [[spoiler:He speaks about Naruto's birth at Rin's grave, and it just ''so happens'' that Tobi/Obito happened to overhear it, resulting in ''the Nine-Tailed Fox's fateful attack'' and the death of the Fourth Hokage]]. Furthermore, had Kakashi not [[spoiler:abandoned his principles and went back to help Obito save Rin, then Obito would have died. If Obito had died then, then Naruto's parents would still be alive, Naruto wouldn't have been marginalized by the village in his youth, Nagato would have been less crazy, the Rain Village wouldn't have committed as much genocide, Madara's plan would have died with him, the Jinchuriki would still be alive, the Uchiha Massacre might have been stopped, the Fourth Great Shinobi World War wouldn't have happened, and the Ten Tails wouldn't have been revived to wreak destruction upon the world.]]
** Jiraiya, by taking pity on the three Rain orphans and training them. They grow up to be revolutionaries in their own village, and after [[spoiler:Yahiko dies, Nagato turns evil, helps form Akatsuki with Tobi/Obito and Konan, and becomes an enemy of the Leaf Village, killing Jiraiya and devastating the village.]] But to be fair that only happened cause of the guy right below.

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** Aoba Yamashiro. Don't know him? He's Yamashir is a recurring background ninja who was probably never formally introduced, databooks aside. Why is his name so well-known in some parts of the ''Naruto'' community? A single careless sentence out of Aoba's mouth revealed Itachi's whereabouts and goals to Sasuke. Following that, Sasuke tried to beat up Itachi, was soundly defeated, and pondered why Itachi would be interested in Naruto. Sure, Sasuke wasn't particularly stable before, but this huge blow to Sasuke's self-esteem was the catalyst for the event that would finally send Sasuke over to TheDarkSide.
** Kakashi, ''of all people''. [[spoiler:He speaks about Naruto's birth at Rin's grave, and it just ''so happens'' that Tobi/Obito happened to overhear it, resulting in ''the Nine-Tailed Fox's fateful attack'' and the death of the Fourth Hokage]]. Furthermore, had Kakashi not [[spoiler:abandoned his principles and went back to help Obito save Rin, then Obito would have died. If Obito had died then, then Naruto's parents would still be alive, Naruto wouldn't have been marginalized by the village in his youth, Nagato would have been less crazy, the Rain Village wouldn't have committed as much genocide, Madara's plan would have died with him, the Jinchuriki would still be alive, the Uchiha Massacre might have been stopped, the Fourth Great Shinobi World War wouldn't have happened, and the Ten Tails wouldn't have been revived to wreak destruction upon the world.]] When Kakashi realizes this, he [[DespairEventHorizon logically isn't happy.]]
** Jiraiya, by taking Jiraiya took pity on the three Rain Village orphans and training trained them. They grow up to be revolutionaries in their own village, and after [[spoiler:Yahiko dies, Nagato turns evil, helps form Akatsuki with Tobi/Obito and Konan, and becomes an enemy of the Leaf Village, killing Jiraiya and devastating the village.]] But to be fair that only happened cause of the guy right below.below...



** Homura becomes one as well in the Rebellion Story. [[spoiler:In the ending, she tells Kyubey of the Witch system, which because of what happened above is now just an unheard of thing for him. Bad idea, as he rigs the system to place Homura in a false world so that he could steal Madoka when she comes to save Homura just so he can use the Witch system again. ''Very'' bad idea for him though, as Homura takes matters into her own hands and ''she'' kidnaps Madoka, becoming the new Goddess. In a way, this trope zig-zagged, as Homura's mistake actually ''benefited'' her in the end... though it had to take someone else's mistake.]]

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** Homura becomes one as well in the ''The Rebellion Story.Story''. [[spoiler:In the ending, she tells Kyubey of the Witch system, which because of what happened above is now just an unheard of thing for him. Bad idea, as he rigs the system to place Homura in a false world so that he could steal Madoka when she comes to save Homura just so he can use the Witch system again. ''Very'' bad idea for him though, as Homura takes matters into her own hands and ''she'' kidnaps Madoka, becoming the new Goddess. In a way, this trope zig-zagged, as Homura's mistake actually ''benefited'' her in the end... though it had to take someone else's mistake.]]



* In Creator/RiyokoIkeda's other manga, ''Manga/{{Claudine}}'', we have [[spoiler:Rosemarie]]. What did she do? [[spoiler:Depressed because Claudine doesn't return her feelings ''and'' she has found out that Claudine's crush Cecilia is actually [[YourCheatingHeart the lover of Claudine's *father* Auguste]], she mentions this very complicated deal to her teacher Louis, who is also Cecilia's younger brother.]] Little did she know that [[spoiler:Louis ''also'' had been Auguste's lover in the past... and that he would go {{Yandere}} on Auguste and Cecilia.]] The result isn't pretty: [[spoiler: Auguste and Cecilia die, the maddened Louis disappears, the Montesse family is devastated, and Rosemarie herself [[TwoFaced gets half her face horribly burned]].]]

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* In Creator/RiyokoIkeda's other manga, ''Manga/{{Claudine}}'', we have [[spoiler:Rosemarie]]. What did she do? [[spoiler:Depressed there's [[spoiler: Claudine's best friend Rosemarie.]] Depressed because Claudine [[spoiler:Claudine doesn't return her feelings ''and'' she has found out that Claudine's crush Cecilia is actually [[YourCheatingHeart the lover of Claudine's *father* Auguste]], Auguste]] ]], she mentions this very complicated deal to [[spoiler: her teacher Louis, who is also Cecilia's younger brother.]] Little did she know that [[spoiler:Louis ''also'' had been Auguste's lover in the past... and that he would go {{Yandere}} on Auguste and Cecilia.]] The result isn't pretty: [[spoiler: Auguste and Cecilia die, the maddened Louis disappears, the Montesse family is devastated, and Rosemarie herself [[TwoFaced gets half her face horribly burned]].]]



* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has [[spoiler: Cody/Iori's grandfather, Chikara Hida. His son, Hiroki (Cody's father), was the only friend that eventual BigBad Yukio Oikawa had during his childhood, and he forcibly separated them, causing Oikawa to become an isolated and depressed man in his later years, obsessed with fulfilling the dream they had as children. This made him an easy prey for Myotismon's corruption, and drove him to orchestrate the events of the whole season. In the final episodes, Chikara seemed to have realized his mistake, but it was too late by then.]]

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has [[spoiler: Cody/Iori's grandfather, Chikara Hida. His son, Hiroki (Cody's father), Iori's dad Hiroki, was the only friend that eventual BigBad Yukio Oikawa had during his childhood, childhood; Chikara realized that this could become a very codependent relationship and he forcibly separated them, causing which caused Oikawa to become an isolated and depressed man in his later years, obsessed with fulfilling the dream they had as children. This made him an easy prey for Myotismon's corruption, and drove him to orchestrate the events of the whole season. In the final episodes, Chikara seemed to have realized his mistake, mistake and actually confronted Oikawa himself, even apologizing to him for his part, but it was too late by then.]]



** When Yuuichi goes to [[spoiler:save Mai from Yukariko]], he also ends up missing an appointment to meet Shiho in the park, [[spoiler:causing the despairing Shiho (who, for worse, is now fully under the influence of [[ManipulativeBastard Nagi]]) to fully lose it and directly attack Mai, leading to a battle that ends in Yuuichi's death]].

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** When Yuuichi goes to [[spoiler:save Mai from Yukariko]], he also ends up missing an appointment to meet Shiho in the park, [[spoiler:causing the despairing Shiho (who, for worse, is now fully under the influence of [[ManipulativeBastard Nagi]]) to fully lose it and directly attack Mai, leading to a battle that ends in Yuuichi's death]].''Yuuichi's death'']].



* In Manga/{{Lady}}, a group of English kids are seen playing with a ball in the streets of London during one of the first scenes of the manga... Had one of the kids not gone for their missing ball in the worst moment possible, the car Lynn and her mother Misuzu were in wouldn't have tried to dodge her too fast and wouldn't have crashed, which in turn ''[[DownerBeginning would have not costed Misuzu her life and would've brought much less trauma to Lynn]]''.

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* In Manga/{{Lady}}, ''Manga/{{Lady}}'', a group of English kids are seen playing with a ball in the streets of London during one of the first scenes of the manga... Had one of the kids not gone for their missing ball in the worst moment possible, the guy driving the car that Lynn and her mother Misuzu were in wouldn't have tried to dodge her too fast and wouldn't have crashed, which in turn ''[[DownerBeginning would have not costed Misuzu her life and would've brought much less trauma to Lynn]]''.



* 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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* Clow Reed is guilty for all the things that had happened in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. His unconscious desire [[spoiler:to resurrect his beloved Yuuko Ichihara]] gave birth to Fei Wong Reed Reed, who tries fulfilling it 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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