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17th Sep '17 2:01:16 PM nombretomado
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* ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: Romeo's servant Balthasar in ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', when he brings his message to Romeo telling him of Juliet's death. Sadly, the friar's letter telling him that the death was faked does not get through -- so there are ''two'' Swiss Messengers, the one who delivers the wrong news, and the one who doesn't realize how important the ''real'' news is, and fails to deliver it. Actually seems to have achieved some degree of PopCulturalOsmosis, which runs counter to the norm for an author so prone to EverybodyKnowsThat.

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* ZerothLawOfTropeExamples: Romeo's servant Balthasar in ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', when he brings his message to Romeo telling him of Juliet's death. Sadly, the friar's letter telling him that the death was faked does not get through -- so there are ''two'' Swiss Messengers, the one who delivers the wrong news, and the one who doesn't realize how important the ''real'' news is, and fails to deliver it. Actually seems to have achieved some degree of PopCulturalOsmosis, which runs counter to the norm for an author so prone to EverybodyKnowsThat.CommonKnowledge.
15th Sep '17 12:42:46 PM Grudgeal
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* In the backstory to ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'', the [[GoldenAge ancient Dwarf Empire]] was destroyed by a series of earthquakes that tore through the World's Edge Mountains. The dwarfs refer to it as the Time of Woe, as the dwarfholds were isolated and uncounted dwarfs died in cave-ins, fissures opening beneath their feet or entire sections of holds falling apart. The cause? On the other side of the Great Sea, a [[TheArchmage Slann Mage-Priest]] called Mazdamundi had realized a geographical feature he helped design had become ''slightly'' misaligned compared to the design documents left behind by the {{Precursors}}. So he decided to realign it.
14th Sep '17 10:52:31 PM ironballs16
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* Portuguese missionaries who threatened to conquer Japan through the forced spread of Christianity were directly responsible for centuries of de jure xenophobia in the country, which only started to be loosened (key word: started, only in 2017 did discrimination against foreigners living in the country start to significantly fade in earnest) when Matthew Perry opened trade routes between the United States and Japan in the middle of the 19th century.

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* Portuguese missionaries who threatened to conquer Japan through the forced spread of Christianity were directly responsible for centuries of de jure xenophobia in the country, which only started to be loosened (key word: started, only in 2017 did discrimination against foreigners living in the country start to significantly fade in earnest) when Matthew Perry opened trade routes between the United States and Japan in the middle of the 19th century.century via GunboatDiplomacy.
10th Sep '17 11:36:14 AM GrammarNavi
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* In murder mystery ''HarpersIsland'', nine-year-old Madison is kidnapped by the AxCrazy BigBad, John Wakefield. When rescued, she goes along with the lies Wakefield told her to tell the others -- specifically that it was the Sheriff who kidnapped her. ''Even though she knew that Wakefield was evil.'' This gets several people killed.

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* In murder mystery ''HarpersIsland'', ''Series/HarpersIsland'', nine-year-old Madison is kidnapped by the AxCrazy BigBad, John Wakefield. When rescued, she goes along with the lies Wakefield told her to tell the others -- specifically that it was the Sheriff who kidnapped her. ''Even though she knew that Wakefield was evil.'' This gets several people killed.
10th Sep '17 7:10:43 AM jormis29
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** In the semi-canon novelization ''A Frozen Heart'' Prince Hans's plan to come to Arendelle in an attempt to marry Elsa was a plan conceived by his brother Lars. Lars, who was the only member of his family aside from their mother to treat Hans fairly well, thought Hans should be Elsa's suitor so that he could marry into another family and have excuse to never come back to the Southern Isles. Unfortunately for Lars, Hans let his desire to be a king, [[FreudianExcuse years of abuse]] and [[WellDoneSonGuy want for their father's respect]] get to him and things took the wrong turn.

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** In the semi-canon novelization ''A Frozen Heart'' ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'' Prince Hans's plan to come to Arendelle in an attempt to marry Elsa was a plan conceived by his brother Lars. Lars, who was the only member of his family aside from their mother to treat Hans fairly well, thought Hans should be Elsa's suitor so that he could marry into another family and have excuse to never come back to the Southern Isles. Unfortunately for Lars, Hans let his desire to be a king, [[FreudianExcuse years of abuse]] and [[WellDoneSonGuy want for their father's respect]] get to him and things took the wrong turn.
8th Sep '17 5:59:11 PM WillBGood
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Compare NiceJobBreakingItHero for when the heroes cause doom, and MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds for a different type of unwilling doom bringer. Also compare ChekhovsGunman, in which a seemingly insignificant character becomes more important later on. See also InterruptedCooldownHug, EndangeringNewsBroadcast, TragicMistake, SmallRoleBigImpact.

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Compare NiceJobBreakingItHero for when the heroes cause doom, and MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds for a different type of unwilling doom bringer. Also compare ChekhovsGunman, in which a seemingly insignificant character becomes more important later on. See also InterruptedCooldownHug, EndangeringNewsBroadcast, TragicMistake, and SmallRoleBigImpact.
29th Aug '17 4:03:44 PM FastFuriousFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** The "Imaginationland" Trilogy has the Evil Imaginary characters when they killed all the terrorists who caused the war, killing any chance of the Evil characters knowing that the terrorists framed the Good Imaginary characters for attacking the Evil ones, so that the war would continue until [[KillEmAll both sides killed each other]]. But this would have been averted if the Evil characters actually ''won'' the war. [[spoiler:Instead, with the help of [[BigGood Butters]], the Good characters won the war. Since the Evil characters already [[MoralEventHorizon destroyed any excuse of them being as much pawns as the Good characters]], Butters refused to resurrect any Evil casualties and [[CruelMercy the survivors were imprisoned]]. So instead of literal "doom," they get a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
22nd Aug '17 9:17:50 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Robb's infatuation with Talisa results in the Freys, Karstarks and Boltons breaking with House Stark, leading to the extermination of the Starks and their loyal bannermen at the Red Wedding.

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Robb's infatuation with Talisa results in the Freys, Karstarks and Boltons breaking with House Stark, leading to the extermination of the Starks and their loyal bannermen at the Red Wedding.Wedding.
** By never going public with the Mad King's plan to destroy King's Landing with wildfire, Jaime left the door open for Cersei to eventually find and employ it herself. Hundreds if not thousands of people died along with a good chunk of the city, all because he kept silent.
16th Aug '17 11:23:56 PM Delphi
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** Right-Eye is an even greater example, since it his idea to recruit Xykon. If not for that one moment, Xykon never would have learned about the Snarl, probably never would have had the brains to become a lich on his own and would have continued his life of petty evil until he died and went to the Lower Planes without ever becoming the apocalyptic threat he is today.
14th Aug '17 10:21:03 PM FurryKef
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* ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'': [[spoiler:Celestia Ralgris revealed the Empire's corruption to Lux's grandfather Wade Roadbelt, who confronted the emperor about it. In response, the emperor imprisons Wade and leaves him to die and banishes Lux's side of the family from the court, creating a chain of events that lead to the death of his mother, the fall of Arcadian Empire, and him being reduced to a local chore boy. Unlike most examples of this trope, Celestia is fully aware of what her actions have caused and has felt guilt over it for the next five years.]]

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* ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'': [[spoiler:Celestia Ralgris revealed the Empire's corruption to Lux's grandfather Wade Roadbelt, who confronted the emperor about it. In response, the emperor imprisons Wade and leaves him to die and banishes Lux's side of the family from the court, creating a chain of events that lead leads to the death of his mother, the fall of Arcadian Empire, and him being reduced to a local chore boy. Unlike most examples of this trope, Celestia is fully aware of what her actions have caused and has felt guilt over it for the next five years.]]



* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Kai Opaka gives Commander Ben Sisko one of the Tears of the Prophets and asks him to find the Celestial Temple to help reunite the Bajoran people. What she didn't realize was that the Celestial Temple was actually a wormhole to the other side of the galaxy. Its discovery by the Federation lead to disastrous first contact with [[TheEmpire the Dominion]] and eventually the most devastating galactic war of the Trek verse.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Kai Opaka gives Commander Ben Sisko one of the Tears of the Prophets and asks him to find the Celestial Temple to help reunite the Bajoran people. What she didn't realize was that the Celestial Temple was actually a wormhole to the other side of the galaxy. Its discovery by the Federation lead led to disastrous first contact with [[TheEmpire the Dominion]] and eventually the most devastating galactic war of the Trek verse.



* Wrestling/ChrisHero was kicked out of Wrestling/{{Chikara}} in 2007 and all relating to him [[UnPerson was scrubbed clean from view]] but his actions continued to have an effect on the promotion regardless. It was his acquisition of the Eye Of Tyr from Dr. Cube of Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel that allowed for Wrestling/UltraMantisBlack's Order Of The Neo Solar Temple to gain power and the BDK after them, and [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] taking up the ways of a rudo after that, and [[Wrestling/{{Hallowicked}} the]] [[Wrestling/{{Frightmare}} rest]] of Incoherence going bad after that. The effects of manipulations also lead to the rise of STIGMA in his absence.

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* Wrestling/ChrisHero was kicked out of Wrestling/{{Chikara}} in 2007 and all relating to him [[UnPerson was scrubbed clean from view]] but his actions continued to have an effect on the promotion regardless. It was his acquisition of the Eye Of Tyr from Dr. Cube of Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel that allowed for Wrestling/UltraMantisBlack's Order Of The Neo Solar Temple to gain power and the BDK after them, and [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] taking up the ways of a rudo after that, and [[Wrestling/{{Hallowicked}} the]] [[Wrestling/{{Frightmare}} rest]] of Incoherence going bad after that. The effects of manipulations also lead led to the rise of STIGMA in his absence.



* ''Franchise/FatalFrame'' often has one of these in the past that lead to the disaster that happened.

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* ''Franchise/FatalFrame'' often has one of these in the past that lead led to the disaster that happened.



* In 2007, Creator/AdultSwim launched a guerrilla marketing campaign for the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' [[TheMovie movie]] featuring battery-powered LED placards resembling the Mooninite characters being placed in numerous places around the US. However in Boston, police officials mistakenly thought that the [=LEDs=] were bombs, and treated the whole event as such. This event would turn out to known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Boston_bomb_scare Boston Bomb Scare]], which lead to legal implications being placed on Turner Broadcasting and their contractors, the internet to make mock [[MemeticMutation "Never Forget" memes]], and forced then-current Creator/CartoonNetwork head Jim Samples to step down. It wouldn’t be long after until fans began to realize that Creator/CartoonNetwork would not be the same since the incident. Not because of any legal incidents, but because Sample’s replacement, Stuart Snyder, became the instigator of the channel’s infamous NetworkDecay, and an increase in Live action, and sitcom style shows.

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* In 2007, Creator/AdultSwim launched a guerrilla marketing campaign for the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' [[TheMovie movie]] featuring battery-powered LED placards resembling the Mooninite characters being placed in numerous places around the US. However in Boston, police officials mistakenly thought that the [=LEDs=] were bombs, and treated the whole event as such. This event would turn out to known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Boston_bomb_scare Boston Bomb Scare]], which lead led to legal implications being placed on Turner Broadcasting and their contractors, the internet to make mock [[MemeticMutation "Never Forget" memes]], and forced then-current Creator/CartoonNetwork head Jim Samples to step down. It wouldn’t be long after until fans began to realize that Creator/CartoonNetwork would not be the same since the incident. Not because of any legal incidents, but because Sample’s replacement, Stuart Snyder, became the instigator of the channel’s infamous NetworkDecay, and an increase in Live action, and sitcom style shows.
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