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11th Jun '17 5:39:22 PM Twiddler
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* In Emily Carroll's "A Lady's Hands are Cold," from ''Through the Woods,'' the protagonist, a young woman in an ArrangedMarriage, finds pieces of the murdered first wife concealed all over the house. [[spoiler: Wife #2 reassembles Wife #1, which appears to be what the corpse wants. Unfortunately, now that she's reassembled, Wife #1's first goal is to kill Wife #2.]]

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* In Emily Carroll's Creator/EmilyCarroll's "A Lady's Hands are Cold," from ''Through the Woods,'' ''ComicBook/ThroughTheWoods'', the protagonist, a young woman in an ArrangedMarriage, finds pieces of the murdered first wife concealed all over the house. [[spoiler: Wife #2 reassembles Wife #1, which appears to be what the corpse wants. Unfortunately, now that she's reassembled, Wife #1's first goal is to kill Wife #2.]]
25th Apr '17 6:50:55 PM Nightmask
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* Franchise/Superman isn't immune to this either. Leading into the original Crisis Superman had two such events that occurred in a maxi-annual.
** A super-weapon that eats stars created by Brainiac before Superman reprogrammed him for good proves too powerful for Superman (it can analyze attackers and uses energy from red suns it's eaten against him) so Superman seeks Brainiac out but he can't remember information about it as that's in his 'evil' partition. Superman ignores Brainiac's rejection of being made evil again and uses his superspeed to forcibly return Brainiac to evil knowing he can't reverse it again. Brainiac quickly uses it to try and kill Superman only for Superman to defeat him and imprison him within the planet it's created inside. His attempt to escape results in his transformation into the far more dangerous metallic steel Brainiac with the Skull spaceship.
** After defeating Lex Luthor's latest scheme prior to the story start Superman leaves the critically ill Luthor there and flies off to deal with something else while noting Lex likely will pass out before he's out of sight. Lex pull himself to safety just before his burning ship explodes which would have killed him. Rescued by one of his advanced robots and sent to Lexor to recover he creates (later retconned into discovering) the upgraded battlesuit that's become associated with him in media from that point on. Worse Superman's deciding to violate the laws of Lexor because he's angry over a super-weapon activated by said AI after Superman trashed Lex's lair because he was gone when he returned results in the planet's destruction, killing everyone including Lex's wife and son leaving only Superman and Luthor alive, giving Lex far more personal reasons to hate Superman more than he ever did before and do everything he can to kill him.
25th Apr '17 6:33:04 PM Nightmask
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*** Even more heartbreaking because Reed KNEW that the Thing was staying on Battleworld because he thought it was why he could transform but Reed knew that it was a mental block that Ben had that was responsible for him being stuck in Thing form. The mental block went away because Ben was convinced they'd never survive Battleworld and the reason for it no longer mattered. Reed chose to not tell Ben and leaves him behind instead rather than admit he knew the real reason for it, resulting in Ben months later killing his human side and returning to Earth. Only when he returns does Reed tell him the truth after it's far too late (and gets a blow that actually leaves Reed with a bruised face, something normally impossible).
14th Apr '17 9:38:37 AM Silverblade2
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** At least two or three of his RoguesGallery have been [[CreateYourOwnVillain created this way as well]], mainly by accidentally causing their downfall (at least one of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's MultipleChoicePast stories have him being scared by Batman and then either falling or jumping into the chemicals that result in his current look, and in some adaptations of The Riddler's backstory, it's implied he once worked as a game programmer before Bruce Wayne fired him), both in the comics as well as in various adaptations of the comics. Nice job breaking it, Dark Knight.

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** At least two or three of his RoguesGallery have been [[CreateYourOwnVillain created this way as well]], mainly by accidentally causing their downfall (at least one of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's MultipleChoicePast stories have him being scared by Batman and then either falling or jumping into the chemicals that result in his current look, and in some adaptations of The Riddler's backstory, it's implied he once worked as a game programmer before Bruce Wayne fired him), both in the comics as well as in various adaptations of the comics. Nice job breaking it, Dark Knight.
25th Feb '17 2:38:23 AM DarkSoldier
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* In one of the tie-ins to ''Comicbook/OriginalSin'', it's revealed that during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Comicbook/TheInvaders had a chance to defeat Imperial Japan without dropping the Atom Bombs, but chose not to go through with it. The explanation given is that Golden Girl and the Kid Commandos purposefully sabotaged the plan, as it would've endangered the lives of a bunch of native islanders living near the Japanese coast. The plan's failure is what led to President HarryTruman's decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, resulting in far more civilian deaths than would have occurred had Golden Girl not interfered. Radiance, Golden Girl's granddaughter, understandably goes berserk when she learns this.

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* In one of the tie-ins to ''Comicbook/OriginalSin'', it's revealed that during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Comicbook/TheInvaders had a chance to defeat Imperial Japan without dropping the Atom Bombs, atomic bombs, but chose not to go through with it. The explanation given is that Golden Girl and the Kid Commandos purposefully sabotaged the plan, as it would've endangered the lives of a bunch of native islanders living near the Japanese coast. The plan's failure is what led to President HarryTruman's decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, resulting in far more civilian deaths than would have occurred had Golden Girl not interfered. Radiance, Golden Girl's granddaughter, understandably goes berserk when she learns this.



* ''ComicBook/WarOfKings:'' After the events of ComicBook/SecretInvasion, the Inhumans decided they had taken enough being pushed around, and go after the Skrulls. Their first and only strike, using Black Bolt's voice, utterly destroys the ragged Skrull fleet... and punches a hole in reality, awakening the long-dormant Fraternity of Raptors (A {{Magitek}} Shi'ar cult of assassins). It also provokes Vulcan, who takes it as an excuse to invade Kree space to try and kill them, kickstarting the whole war. Later on during the war, said Fraternity assassinates Lilandra, just as she was trying to depose Vulcan and regain control of the Shi'ar, to try and ''end'' the war.

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* ''ComicBook/WarOfKings:'' After the events of ComicBook/SecretInvasion, the Inhumans decided they had taken enough being pushed around, and go after the Skrulls. Their first and only strike, using Black Bolt's voice, utterly destroys the ragged Skrull fleet... and punches a hole in reality, awakening the long-dormant Fraternity of Raptors (A (a {{Magitek}} Shi'ar cult of assassins). It also provokes Vulcan, who takes it as an excuse to invade Kree space to try and kill them, kickstarting the whole war. Later on during the war, said Fraternity assassinates Lilandra, just as she was trying to depose Vulcan and regain control of the Shi'ar, to try and ''end'' the war.


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* ComicBook/{{Cable}} managed to kill En Sabah Nur in the 12th century, before he could become ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}. Later, he learns that the blood he spilled in that fight mingled with Nur's and resurrected him, made him techno-organic, and gave him the ability to interface with Celestial technology, effectively creating Apocalypse in the first place.
8th Jan '17 10:51:53 AM nombretomado
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* The Fel Empire in StarWarsLegacy,(whose heroic actions tend to vary) decided to ally with the Sith and took out the Galactic Alliance so they could bring peace in the galaxy. Instead the Sith predictable back stab them and plunged the galaxy to a new war which far more destructive than before.

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* The Fel Empire in StarWarsLegacy,(whose ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'' (whose heroic actions tend to vary) decided to ally with the Sith and took out the Galactic Alliance so they could bring peace in the galaxy. Instead the Sith predictable back stab them and plunged the galaxy to a new war which far more destructive than before.
8th Dec '16 11:52:09 PM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/WarWorld'': In order to save his friends from villain Mongul, Franchise/{{Superman}} fights Comicbook/MartianManhunter and retrieves s special Key from a crypt. Later he refuses to hand over the device, but Mongul manages to get his hands on the Crystal Key and start Warworld, a satellite super-weapon.
26th Nov '16 9:31:29 PM OrionPax09
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* During ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Hawkeye killed Bruce Banner. It is revealed that Bruce had asked Hawkeye to kill him if it looked like he would ever again become the Hulk, and had even given the archer a special arrow tip to do the deed with. As a result, the Hand was able to acquire Bruce's body and turn the Hulk into a brainwashed servant of theirs, and [[ComicBook/SheHulk Jennifer Walters]] has another bit of trauma and anger to deal with. Meaning that she's becoming as savage as the Hulk was. [[OhCrap Um...oops?]]
12th Oct '16 12:33:52 AM caivu
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* In Part 4 of ''ComicBook/NightOfTheMonsterMen'', Gotham Girl kills a monster by ripping its arms off. However, this drenches her and Nightwing in its blood and causes them to mutate into monsters themselves.
18th Sep '16 3:30:46 PM wasserperson
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** Virtually the entirety of John Stewart's career consists of careening from one such moment to another. From getting his sister killed in a car accident to the destruction of two planets, John has pretty much the highest kill count possible while still being called a hero.
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