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->'''Chun-Li:''' My father saved his village at the cost of his own life. You had him shot as you ran away. A hero at a thousand paces.\\
'''M. Bison:''' I'm sorry. I don't remember any of it.\\
'''Chun-Li:''' You don't remember?!\\
'''M. Bison:''' For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me... it was Tuesday.\\
-- ''Film/StreetFighter'' (1994 film)

A critical event that started the {{protagonist}} on their journey was an action by another. The latter may have long since forgotten this action, most likely never giving it a second thought. This is used to show that the action, however exceptional it may seem to the protagonist, is mundane for the {{antagonist}}. For them, it was just another day. Goes hand in hand with UnknownRival. They might be more thoughtless in the implication of the tone with it being phrased, "I've killed a lot of people, can you be more specific?"

This is often used to show just how evil the antagonist is. If the hero is upset over his murdered father, and the villain barely remembers killing the guy, then apparently the villain has murdered a lot of people in his life, and he has a pretty callous attitude about it. A particularly smarmy villain might even [[BreakingSpeech lecture the hero on his "arrogance"]] for thinking that he alone deserves to have his revenge when the villain has wronged countless others.

A variation exists, involving odd or dangerous situations being a simple part of a character's everyday life.

Could also be seen as a form of narcissism for the victim who will automatically assume that the one responsible would specifically remember the event because of how important it is to them.
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!!Examples
[[index]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/AnimeAndManga
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/{{Comics}}
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/FanFiction
* [[ButForMeItWasTuesday/LiveActionFilms Films -- Live-Action]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/{{Literature}}
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/LiveActionTV
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/{{Music}}
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/ReligionAndMythology
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/{{Theater}}
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/VideoGames
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/WebAnimation
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/WebComics
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/WebOriginal
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/WesternAnimation
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