Intensity Amplifying Event
The event that is that causes one character to see another in a more serious light.
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(permanent link) added: 2013-01-15 12:49:41 sponsor: KageNara (last reply: 2013-01-15 15:15:17)

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The Heroine, while still attempting to thwart the villain is not really seeing much of a need to exert herself. Then the villain pulls out her best friend...and shoots him in the head.

Up until then the heroine was limiting herself now....IT'S PERSONAL...

The villain thought the murder would terrify the heroine. Cue Tranquil Fury and the villain seeing the true strength and skill of the heroine.

The moment when one character really makes the other their enemy. Pressing of a Berserk Button is often the trigger for these events.

Nearly always causes Nothing Personal to hit reverse and become It's Personal, though there are some events that are not, such as when the bad guy graduates, from the hero's perspective, from a Mook to a C-list villain, causing the hero to stop playing around, but are still no where near a credible threat.

If the one initiating the event is a villain it is most likely are Moral Event Horizon. If it is a hero it is probably Took a Level in Badass.


Examples:

Film

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - The 2011 sequel to the 2009 Film, when Moriarty says he has killed Irene Adler and plans to kill Watson and Mary, he initiates this event for Holmes

  • The Princess Bride - Happens twice in the famous duel between Inigo Montoya and The Man In Black, when both characters realize the skill of the other is more than they expected, they are forced to declare which hand they write with.

  • The Avengers - SHIELD experimenting with the Tesseract is the event that makes the Loki and the Chitauri think Earth is worth conquering. More so the latter than the former though. Loki had more personal reasons for invading Earth.
    Thor: "Your work with the Tesseract is what drew Loki to it... and his allies. It is a signal to the Realm that Earth is ready for a higher form of war!"
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