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* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' (1984): Nancy's mother explains that the reason Freddy is on the loose is because [[spoiler: he was supposed to have been arrested, but his warrant was never signed in the right place, meaning he got off right then and there and the parents of Springwood were left to [[TorchesAndPitchforks take matters into their own hands...]]]]

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* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' (1984): ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'': Nancy's mother explains that the reason Freddy is on the loose is because [[spoiler: he was supposed to have been arrested, but his warrant was never signed in the right place, meaning he got off right then and there and the parents of Springwood were left to [[TorchesAndPitchforks take matters into their own hands...]]]]

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** The advanced technology at the Soviets' disposal because of Renzaoren and his ship allows them to put the first man on the moon (Alexei Leonov, specifically) in 1962. This spurs on the American space efforts to the point that, with aid from {{Magitek}} reverse-engineered from the Roswell ship, a manned flight is successfully sent to Mars and back in 1970/71 (composed of Buzz Aldrin and Frank Borman).

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** The Kuomintang are at first less willing to annex Tibet than the Communists were in OTL, due to not wanting to potentially upset the ''[[WarriorMonk Yuzhou de fangshi]]'' monks (who played a part in them winning their civil war) in the process. And when they do eventually invade, as does India, they're forced back by Tibet's metahumans and supply of mystical artifacts.
** The stress of the Himalayan War proves to be too much for Kai-Shek, and he dies three years sooner than OTL.


* The entirety of the plot from the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies happened thanks to [[spoilers: a drug addict opening a door at the worst moment, causing John Krammer's wife to have a miscarriage. Said drug addict would become the first victim of his many, many twisted traps...]]

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* The entirety of the plot from the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies happened thanks to [[spoilers: [[spoiler: a drug addict opening a door at the worst moment, causing John Krammer's wife to have a miscarriage. Said drug addict would become the first victim of his many, many twisted traps...]]

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* The entirety of the plot from the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies happened thanks to [[spoilers: a drug addict opening a door at the worst moment, causing John Krammer's wife to have a miscarriage. Said drug addict would become the first victim of his many, many twisted traps...]]

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' is rife with this:
** [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney In the original trilogy]], ''Justice for All'', has a bad ending dedicated to this. The "nail" in the fourth case is the [[spoiler:video evidence that Engarde had the intent to blackmail de Killer. Fail to present this, and the judge has no choice but to find Engarde not guilty, Adrian is sent to jail for a crime she didn't commit, Maya is set free but refuses to ever speak to Phoenix again, and Phoenix throws away his badge in disgust. Of course, if you present the videotape, then the exact opposite happens (Engarde gets thrown in jail, Adrian gets a reduced sentence, Maya is set free and returns to Phoenix, and Phoenix continues to practice law)]].
** The sequel to ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' reveals that the main catalyst ''for the entire series'': [[ThatOneCase DL-6]], happened because [[spoiler:two talented chefs; Isaac Dover and Dane Gustavia, decided to cheat together in a dessert competition, Dane being the one handling the ingredients and taste ending up to not being able to taste anything. He knew that one of the prizes contained the recipe to a cure for his taste disorder, only for Isaac to find out and blackmail him over it, leading to himself getting murdered to keep the secret,]] thus Case IS-7. [[spoiler:Had Isaac not found out about this or at least their roles in the scam had been switched in the first place, Gregory Edgeworth wouldn't have had [[AmoralAttorney Manfred von Karma]] investigated and penalised for evidence forgery, leaving him without any intent for murder and Edgeworth not being a prosecutor under his wing, ultimately leaving Phoenix no reason to practice law.]]
*** Even if IS-7 did occur, DL-6's bizarre circumstances wouldn't have taken place if [[spoiler:Manfred just took the stairs]].
** ''VisualNovel/SpiritOfJustice'' has a ''nearly-perfect'' plan to frame Trucy for murder in Case 2, which got thwarted due to [[spoiler:Trucy's assistant getting her stage directions mixed up, forcing both of them to improvise live on stage to avoid breaking the planned illusion. This later forces the culprit to switch the panels of the prop coffin the victim was hiding in to make the alleged stabbing consistent and said assistant unknowingly having a PeepingTom filming her from backstage and sending her a tape which neither the court or the true culprit knew about, revealing that a key piece of video evidence was [[ManipulativeEditing edited]].]]

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** Syngman Rhee is never ousted as President of South Korea, due to a precognitive warning him of the coup. Instead, he ends up making himself the face of a new Christian movement led by Ahn Sahng-hong, who later creates a [[FountainOfYouth youth serum]] for him. [[spoiler: The Americans eventually try to enable a pro-democracy coup against him, and when it fails he cuts an alliance with North Korea, keeping both nations separate politically but united against foreign intervention in their affairs. Rhee even shares the youth serum with Kim Il-Sung.]]

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* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' (1984): Nancy's mother explains that the reason Freddy is on the loose is because [[spoiler: he was supposed to have been arrested, but his warrant was never signed in the right place, meaning he got off right then and there and the parents of Springwood were left to [[TorchesAndPitchforks take matters into their own hands...]]]]

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** The chaos that engulfs Paris in May 1968 -- partly due to existing tensions from both the left and right wings but primarily because of an invasion from an AlternateUniverse where the Bonaparte dynasty conquered the world -- weakens people's faith in Charles de Gaulle and leads to him losing reelection later that year.


* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': If Jafar hadn't attempted to kill Aladdin after he found the lamp, Abu wouldn't have stolen it and then bit Jafar. Because of this, Aladdin became the genie's master rather than Jafar. This eventually leads to Jafar's own demise at Aladdin's hands as well as a complete change in Aladdin's fate where he goes from a poor unknown thief to the future sultan of Agrabah, something Jafar had wanted to become with the lamp. Years of planning and searching amount to someone else getting his coveted prize all because he wanted to screw Aladdin over.

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'': If Jafar hadn't attempted to kill Aladdin after he found the lamp, Abu wouldn't have stolen it and then bit Jafar. Because of this, Aladdin became the genie's master rather than Jafar. This eventually leads to Jafar's own demise at Aladdin's hands as well as a complete change in Aladdin's fate where he goes from a poor unknown thief to the future sultan of Agrabah, something Jafar had wanted to become with the lamp. Years of planning and searching amount to someone else getting his coveted prize all because he wanted to screw Aladdin over.


* In ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'', the only reason that Peter managed to discover Mysterio's deception is that he accidentally fires his web on an AttackDrone which led to MJ picking it up and led them to discover the fact that the Elementals are in truth, illusions created by Mysterio's crew. Had Peter fire his web just a little bit off the mark or MJ didn't walk out of the concert to follow Peter, the crew would have recovered the drone and Mysterio's scheme of becoming the next ''Iron Man'' would have gone without a hitch and Peter would have likely retire from being a superhero in favor of having a normal life, having passed down the E.D.I.T.H glasses as well as the title Tony Stark's successor in favor of Quentin Beck.

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* In ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'', the only reason that Peter managed to discover Mysterio's deception is that he accidentally fires fired his web on an AttackDrone which led to MJ picking it up and led them to discover the fact that the Elementals are were in truth, illusions created by Mysterio's crew. Had Peter fire fired his web just a little bit off the mark mark, or if MJ didn't walk hadn't walked out of the concert to follow Peter, the crew would have recovered the drone and Mysterio's scheme of becoming the next ''Iron Man'' Iron Man would have gone off without a hitch hitch, and Peter would have likely retire retired from being a superhero in favor of having a normal life, having passed down the E.D.I.T.H glasses as well as the title Tony Stark's successor in favor of Quentin Beck.

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** The French with the Battle of Dien Bien Phu thanks to the paranormal research at their disposal, and are able to get Kai-Shek's China on the anti-communist side in the war.
** Nixon is assassinated in 1964 by a metahuman associated with the Vietnamese communists. His Vice-President, Harold Stassen, wins the subsequent election by a landslide, only to then lose against JFK in '68.
** Pol Pot never changes his name from Saloth Sar, drifts more towards mysticism than communism, and eventually turns himself and his followers into Nagas to give them an edge against the French.


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* In AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho ''The Mutant Phase'' the Doctor and Nyssa arriving draws a Dalek over. This Dalek getting stung by a genetically-modified wasp nearly destroys the Universe. [[spoiler:It is revealed to be a StableTimeLoop caused by Daleks from an alternate timeline, whose attempt to draw the TARDIS into the future caused it to land and create the alternate timeline, though the time loop was further made by the Dalek Emperor travelling back to prevent this]].


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* In AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho ''The Mutant Phase'' the Doctor and Nyssa arriving draws a Dalek over. This Dalek getting stung by a genetically-modified wasp nearly destroys the Universe. [[spoiler:It is revealed to be a StableTimeLoop caused by Daleks from an alternate timeline, whose attempt to draw the TARDIS into the future caused it to land and create the alternate timeline, though the time loop was further made by the Dalek Emperor travelling back to prevent this]].
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* In ''Podcast/{{Midst}}'', if the [[LemonyNarrator narrators]] can be trusted. If Moc Weepe hadn't bumped into the nice old lady at the post office, everything would have been fine.
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