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23rd Mar '17 4:48:54 AM Nyame
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': One day, a young thug named Danny Brickwell was undergoing his initiation for a gang in the Glades. The initiation process required him to kill someone to get in. He chose a brunette woman who ran the free clinic there. That woman? [[PlotTriggeringDeath Rebecca]] [[TheLostLenore Merlyn]]. After that, it was just one domino after another.
21st Mar '17 9:56:28 AM nendroid
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* Best Buy's acquisition of Musicland in 2001 and their subsequent gross negligence, including making it ''[[EpicFail hemorrhage $80 million]]'' '''''[[EpicFail in one year]]''''' before selling it the following year, ultimately drove it to bankrupcy, leading to a mass closing of stores before being brought by Trans World Entertainment (owner of competitor FYE) in 2006. The mass closing of stores caused unsold stock to be taken back to the warehouses. While this has affected all home video companies, anime companies (who were 100% reliant on home video sales due to the lack of digital distribution rights at the time) were particularly severely affected, leading to the crash of the North American anime industry by the end of the 2000s, including the closures of Creator/{{ADV Films}}, Creator/{{Geneon}} and Creator/CentralParkMedia, and the downsizing and eventual closure of Creator/BandaiEntertainment. On the general side, the mass closing of the stores led to a decline of home video sales, which was further exacerbated by the growing ubiquity of streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix.

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* Best Buy's acquisition of Musicland in 2001 and their subsequent gross negligence, including making it ''[[EpicFail hemorrhage $80 million]]'' '''''[[EpicFail in one year]]''''' before selling it the following year, ultimately drove it to bankrupcy, leading to a mass closing of stores before being brought by Trans World Entertainment (owner of competitor FYE) in 2006. The mass closing of stores caused unsold stock to be taken back to the warehouses. While this has affected all home video companies, anime companies (who were 100% reliant on home video sales due to the lack of digital distribution rights at the time) time because [[ExecutiveMeddling the Japanese licensors refused to give them those rights]] as [[InsaneTrollLogic they equated legal digital distribution with piracy]]) were particularly severely affected, leading to the crash of the North American anime industry by the end of the 2000s, including the closures of Creator/{{ADV Films}}, Creator/{{Geneon}} and Creator/CentralParkMedia, and the downsizing and eventual closure of Creator/BandaiEntertainment. On the general side, the mass closing of the stores led to a decline of home video sales, which was further exacerbated by the growing ubiquity of streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix.
20th Mar '17 4:47:29 PM ExSlacker
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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' has the hooded NPC, Loki. A LazyBum and DirtyCoward to the extreme, he convinces Ryu, Teepo and Rei to raid Mayor [=McNeil's=] manor to give his riches to the town so that the townspeople won't have to work anymore. What Loki didn't realize until too late was that not only is [=McNeil=] as corrupt as they suspected, but he's also got connections to that world's equivalent to TheMafia, who doesn't like being stolen from. [[KnightOfCerebus Balio and Sunder]], CoDragons to TheDon Mikba, were sent to deal with the troublemakers, and Loki turns tail, and Ryu and his friends have to fend for themselves, causing the game's infamous PlayerPunch when Balio and Sunder beats the crap out of them, and be left for dead.

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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' has the hooded NPC, Loki. A LazyBum and DirtyCoward to the extreme, he convinces Ryu, Teepo and Rei to raid Mayor [=McNeil's=] manor to give his riches to the town so that the townspeople won't have to work anymore. What Loki didn't realize until too late was that not only is [=McNeil=] as corrupt as they suspected, but he's also got connections to that world's equivalent to TheMafia, who doesn't like being stolen from. [[KnightOfCerebus Balio and Sunder]], CoDragons to TheDon Mikba, were sent to deal with the troublemakers, and troublemakers. Loki turns tail, and Ryu and his friends have to fend for themselves, causing the game's infamous PlayerPunch when Balio and Sunder beats the crap out of them, and be left for dead.
20th Mar '17 7:57:45 AM ExSlacker
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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' has the hooded NPC, Loki. A LazyBum and DirtyCoward to the extreme, he convinces Ryu, Teepo and Rei to raid Mayor McNeil's manor to give his riches to the town so that the townspeople won't have to work anymore. What Loki didn't realize until too late was that not only is McNeil as corrupt as they suspected, but he's also got connections to that world's equivalent to TheMafia, who doesn't like being stolen from. [[KnightOfCerebus Balio and Sunder]], CoDragons to TheDon Mikba, were sent to deal with the troublemakers, and Loki turns tail, and Ryu and his friends have to fend for themselves, causing the game's infamous PlayerPunch when Balio and Sunder beats the crap out of them.

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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' has the hooded NPC, Loki. A LazyBum and DirtyCoward to the extreme, he convinces Ryu, Teepo and Rei to raid Mayor McNeil's [=McNeil's=] manor to give his riches to the town so that the townspeople won't have to work anymore. What Loki didn't realize until too late was that not only is McNeil [=McNeil=] as corrupt as they suspected, but he's also got connections to that world's equivalent to TheMafia, who doesn't like being stolen from. [[KnightOfCerebus Balio and Sunder]], CoDragons to TheDon Mikba, were sent to deal with the troublemakers, and Loki turns tail, and Ryu and his friends have to fend for themselves, causing the game's infamous PlayerPunch when Balio and Sunder beats the crap out of them.them, and be left for dead.
20th Mar '17 7:55:39 AM ExSlacker
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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' has the hooded NPC, Loki. A LazyBum and DirtyCoward to the extreme, he convinces Ryu, Teepo and Rei to raid Mayor McNeil's manor to give his riches to the town so that the townspeople won't have to work anymore. What Loki didn't realize until too late was that not only is McNeil as corrupt as they suspected, but he's also got connections to that world's equivalent to TheMafia, who doesn't like being stolen from. [[KnightOfCerebus Balio and Sunder]], CoDragons to TheDon Mikba, were sent to deal with the troublemakers, and Loki turns tail, and Ryu and his friends have to fend for themselves, causing the game's infamous PlayerPunch when Balio and Sunder beats the crap out of them.
18th Mar '17 6:26:23 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Stumpy is one in the episode "Let's Play the Quest for the Wholly Gruel". [[spoiler: He finds the titular Wholly Gruel, a magic crayon which can make anything it draws real, and uses it to doodle all over some hieroglyphics in a cave depicting characters who resemble him and his friends. He draws a meteorite about to strike them, and his real friends, meanwhile, almost get hit by an actual meteorite.]]
15th Mar '17 9:51:55 AM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has the King of Hyrule unwittingly kickstarts a series of events that results in Hyrule being in danger and affecting several key characters. [[spoiler: 100 years ago, a fortune teller tells the Royal Family that Calamity Ganon will make a return quite soon. In order to prepare, the King has his people unearth ancient technology that was used to battle Ganon 10,000 years prior. Princess Zelda wants to take part in researching the technology so she can assist with the plan, but her father forbids her from "playing scholar" and that she should focus on training her sealing magic so she can be ready to seal Ganon away and he also assigns Link as Zelda's personal knight. Her father also mentions how the townsfolk are spreading rumors on how she is a failure for not being able to wield the power of the goddess passed down to her. As a result, Zelda becomes unconfident with herself since she feels that she is a failure and Link being around is a reminder of that fact, which also causes her to be unable to awaken her powers. When Ganon attacks, he turns all the Guardians and Divine Beasts against their masters, causing the death of the Champions, the King, and nearly causes Link to die as well, which also breaks Zelda since she feels responsible for not being able to prevent the disaster dominoes. After her powers awaken from the traumatic event, Zelda has Link taken to the Shrine of Resurrection while she faced Ganon alone and has been in a deadlock sealing battle with him ever since. Had the King simply allowed Zelda to do what she wished, not only would her confidence not have been shaky, but she would have likely found a way to awaken her powers on her own.]]
14th Mar '17 2:48:15 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Eshonai, a Parshendi girl who became their last general, accidentally caused most of the plot of the series by stumbling upon the Alethi while she was out exploring, which led to the Alethi king trying to [[spoiler:turn them into Voidbringers]], which led to the Parshendi assassinating him, which led to the Alethi declaring war on them, which led to the Parshendi desperately [[spoiler:turning themselves into Voidbringers, summoning the Everstorm, and starting the next [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Desolation]]]]. Admittedly [[spoiler:the Everstorm and the Desolation]] likely would have happened eventually anyway, but she feels understandably guilty about the exact events leading up to it.
7th Mar '17 5:06:14 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** [[spoiler:Battler Ushiromiya]] of all people, who drives [[spoiler:Sayo Yasuda]] to orchestrate the murders [[spoiler:by unwittingly breaking a promise to take them away from Rokkenjima]]. Battler didn't come back for it because of ''very'' serious family issues (depicted below), but unfortunately, [[spoiler:the already mentally broken Sayo]] took this very, ''very'' badly.

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** [[spoiler:Battler Ushiromiya]] of all people, who drives [[spoiler:Sayo Yasuda]] to orchestrate the murders [[spoiler:by unwittingly breaking a promise to take them away from Rokkenjima]]. Battler didn't come back for it because of ''very'' serious family issues (depicted below), but unfortunately, [[spoiler:the already mentally broken Sayo]] took this very, ''very'' badly.



** There's also [[spoiler:Natsuhi]], who is largely responsible for [[spoiler:Sayo Yasuda]]'s issues in the first place. [[spoiler:Sayo was given to her by Kinzo as a baby to raise after she couldn't give birth to an heir. One day, out of anger and resentment out of having to raise a child that wasn't her own ''after'' being unable to conceive, Natsuhi completely lost it and pushed a servant holding the baby off a cliff. The servant died but the baby survived, though with injuries that damaged their sexual organs, leading to Sayo having major gender/body issues later in life, which would ''not'' exactly help with their increasingly unstable mental state. An alternate continuity shows that, had Natsuhi not snapped the way she did, Sayo would grow into the [[TheAce far more stable]] [[AlternateSelf Lion Ushiromiya]].]]

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** There's also [[spoiler:Natsuhi]], who is largely responsible for [[spoiler:Sayo Yasuda]]'s issues in the first place. [[spoiler:Sayo was pretty much forcibly given to her by Kinzo as a baby to raise after she couldn't give birth to an heir. heir, which [[GoodIsOldFashioned the very traditional Natsuhi]] saw as a reminder of her "failure" as a woman. One day, out of anger and resentment out of having to raise a child that wasn't her own ''after'' being unable to conceive, own, Natsuhi completely lost it and pushed a servant holding the baby off a cliff. The servant died but the baby survived, though with injuries that damaged their sexual organs, leading to Sayo having major gender/body issues later in life, which would ''not'' exactly help with their increasingly unstable mental state. An alternate continuity shows that, had Natsuhi not snapped the way she did, Sayo would grow into the [[TheAce far more stable]] [[AlternateSelf Lion Ushiromiya]].]]
7th Mar '17 4:59:50 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** [[spoiler:Battler Ushiromiya]] of all people, who drives [[spoiler:Sayo Yasuda]] to orchestrate the murders [[spoiler:by unwittingly breaking a promise to take them away from Rokkenjima]]. Mind you, Battler didn't come back for it because of family issues, but unfortunately, [[spoiler:the already mentally broken Sayo]] took this very, ''very'' badly.
** Furthermore, if that's the case, then [[spoiler: ''Rudolf and Kyrie'']] are also responsible. [[spoiler: Had they not [[ParentWithNewParamour married too soon after the death of Battler's beloved mother]] for Battler's taste, he would have not broken ties with his paternal family, therefore he would've returned to Rokkenjima sooner and/or more frequently and would've likely found a way to help Sayo deal with their crappy situation, promise or not.]]
** There's also [[spoiler:Natsuhi]], who is largely responsible for [[spoiler:Sayo Yasuda]]'s issues in the first place. [[spoiler:Sayo, who would have been known as Lion Ushiromiya, was given to her by Kinzo as a baby to raise after she couldn't give birth to an heir. One day, out of anger and resentment out of having to raise a child that wasn't her own, she pushed a servant holding the baby off a cliff. The servant died, but the baby survived, though with injuries that damaged their sexual organs, leading to Sayo having major gender/body issues later in life.]]

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** [[spoiler:Battler Ushiromiya]] of all people, who drives [[spoiler:Sayo Yasuda]] to orchestrate the murders [[spoiler:by unwittingly breaking a promise to take them away from Rokkenjima]]. Mind you, Battler didn't come back for it because of ''very'' serious family issues, issues (depicted below), but unfortunately, [[spoiler:the already mentally broken Sayo]] took this very, ''very'' badly.
** Furthermore, if that's the case, then [[spoiler: ''Rudolf and Kyrie'']] are also responsible. [[spoiler: Had they not [[ParentWithNewParamour married too soon after the death of Battler's beloved mother]] for the teenage Battler's taste, he would have not broken ties with his paternal family, therefore family. Therefore, he would've returned to showed up in Rokkenjima sooner and/or more frequently and and, as the GuileHero he is, he would've likely found a way to help poor Sayo deal with their crappy situation, promise or not.]]
** There's also [[spoiler:Natsuhi]], who is largely responsible for [[spoiler:Sayo Yasuda]]'s issues in the first place. [[spoiler:Sayo, who would have been known as Lion Ushiromiya, [[spoiler:Sayo was given to her by Kinzo as a baby to raise after she couldn't give birth to an heir. One day, out of anger and resentment out of having to raise a child that wasn't her own, she own ''after'' being unable to conceive, Natsuhi completely lost it and pushed a servant holding the baby off a cliff. The servant died, died but the baby survived, though with injuries that damaged their sexual organs, leading to Sayo having major gender/body issues later in life.life, which would ''not'' exactly help with their increasingly unstable mental state. An alternate continuity shows that, had Natsuhi not snapped the way she did, Sayo would grow into the [[TheAce far more stable]] [[AlternateSelf Lion Ushiromiya]].]]
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