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** The Ruby/Sapphire saga of ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' begins on Ruby's 11th birthday, when he and his mother move to Hoenn and he runs away from home.
** Also inverted: The same saga ends 80 days later, on Sapphire's 11th birthday.

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** The Ruby/Sapphire ''Ruby/Sapphire'' saga of ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' begins on Ruby's 11th birthday, when he and his mother move to join his father in Hoenn and he runs away from home.
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home. Also inverted: The the same saga ends 80 days later, on Sapphire's 11th birthday.


* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'': Trainers are able to get their license and begin their journey on their tenth birthday.
* The Ruby/Sapphire saga of ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' begins on Ruby's 11th birthday, when he and his mother move to Hoenn and he runs away from home.

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* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'': ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Trainers are able to get their license and begin their journey on their tenth birthday.
* ** The Ruby/Sapphire saga of ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' begins on Ruby's 11th birthday, when he and his mother move to Hoenn and he runs away from home.



* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most mutants gain their powers during puberty. In a surprising number of cases, this happens specifically on their fourteenth or fifteenth birthday.



* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} had a pretty rotten birthday when he was young, long before the experiment that gave him his adamantium skeleton and claws; it was his birthday when his first true confrontation with ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} occurred, right after the villain murdered his lover Silver Fox. (Or so he thought at the time; her death was actually a hoax and would cause him even more trouble in the future.)

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* ''Franchise/XMen'':
** Most mutants gain their powers during puberty. In a surprising number of cases, this happens specifically on their fourteenth or fifteenth birthday.
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ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} had a pretty rotten birthday when he was young, long before the experiment that gave him his adamantium skeleton and claws; it was his birthday when his first true confrontation with ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} occurred, right after the villain murdered his lover Silver Fox. (Or so he thought at the time; her death was actually a hoax and would cause him even more trouble in the future.)
* ''ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld'': On her seventeenth birthday, Amy's mother makes good on her promise to take her to their real home. Little did Amy know was that her real home was on Gemworld and that she is a princess of House Amethyst.
* ''ComicBook/SupergirlBeingSuper'' begins on [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Danvers]] 16th birthday, right before an earthquake -triggered artificially by an individual highly interested in harnessing her powers- hits her hometown, causing the death of one of her best friends.
* ''ComicBook/ThePrinceAndTheDressmaker'' opens with invitations being sent out and ladies commissioning dresses made for the ball celebrating Sebastian's sixteenth birthday.




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\n[[AC:Film]]* ''FanFic/LearningFromNightmares'''s first (and part of the second) chapter takes place on Hanyu's sixteenth birthday.

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* Jeramey Kraatz's Literature/TheCloakSociety trilogy opens on Alex's twelth birthday. As a treat, he gets to help rob a bank.

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* Jeramey Kraatz's Literature/TheCloakSociety ''Literature/TheCloakSociety'' trilogy opens on Alex's twelth birthday. As a treat, he gets to help rob a bank.



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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where it also justifies Link's [[ClothesMakeTheLegend classic green tunic]]: He would normally be wearing something else, but village tradition dictates that on their birthday all boys must dress like the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime hero of legend]].
** ''Skyward Sword'' downplays this, as it is the 25th anniversary of the Knights' Academy that Link is attending, but it is also the day he graduates to the Senior class. Much like the Sonic Generations example below, it is also the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series.
*** It also justifies the green outfit that all other [[LegacyCharacter Links wore and will wear]], explaining where the iconic clothes came from. It's the uniform for the Senior class, and ''it just so happens'' that that year's uniform is green. The principal wasn't keen on the color at first, but [[LampshadeHanging seeing it on Link, he can't help but feel like he was born to wear it]].

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where it also justifies Link's [[ClothesMakeTheLegend classic green tunic]]: He would normally be wearing something else, but village tradition dictates that on their birthday all boys must dress like the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime hero of legend]].
** ''Skyward Sword'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' downplays this, as it is the 25th anniversary of the Knights' Academy that Link is attending, but it is also the day he graduates to the Senior class. Much like the Sonic Generations example below, it is also the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series.
*** ** It also justifies the green outfit that all other [[LegacyCharacter Links wore and will wear]], explaining where the iconic clothes came from. It's the uniform for the Senior class, and ''it just so happens'' that that year's uniform is green. The principal wasn't keen on the color at first, but [[LampshadeHanging seeing it on Link, he can't help but feel like he was born to wear it]].



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* In the MarvelUniverse, most mutants gain their powers during puberty. In a surprising number of cases, this happens specifically on their fourteenth or fifteenth birthday.

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* In the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most mutants gain their powers during puberty. In a surprising number of cases, this happens specifically on their fourteenth or fifteenth birthday.



* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' begins on Kirk's birthday.

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''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' begins on Kirk's birthday.



* ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' begins slightly before a very significant birthday - Frodo is turning 33, while Bilbo is turning 111. The Birthday Party is the first significant event in the story. Since hobbits are long-lived, 33 is their coming-of-age year. (Although, Bilbo was still very old for a hobbit and showing his age well; he would eventually live to be the oldest hobbit in history, a side effect of owning the One Ring.)

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* ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' begins slightly before a very significant birthday - Frodo is turning 33, while Bilbo is turning 111. The Birthday Party is the first significant event in the story. Since hobbits are long-lived, 33 is their coming-of-age year. (Although, Bilbo was still very old for a hobbit and showing his age well; he would eventually live to be the oldest hobbit in history, a side effect of owning the One Ring.)


*** This makes it surprising when [[spoiler:the Alpha session]] ''[[AvertedTrope doesn't]]'' start on a birthday.

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*** ** This makes it surprising when [[spoiler:the Alpha session]] ''[[AvertedTrope doesn't]]'' '' doesn't'' start on a birthday.hero's birthday. [[spoiler: It actually starts on the villain's birthday. Caliborn's predomination through the murder of his sister marks his emergence into the world as an individual, which he refers to as a birthday of sorts for himself.]]



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* The plot of the ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'' series kicks off when Ryo's father is murdered in front of him by a mysterious assassin on November 29, 1986, which happens to Ryo's 18th birthday.

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* ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'' starts on protagonist Jackie Estacado's [=21st=] birthday, with two of his friends from the Franchetti crime family taking him out to party. Things go pear-shaped when Jackie's uncle Paulie tries to have Jackie killed with a "present" of a bomb in a closet. Lucky for Jackie, that's when the UltimateEvil, The Darkness, manifests in Jackie and saves his life.


* While the day of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'s'' birth is already a dramatic and fateful one, his 17th birthday happens at the climax of the Fourth Shinobi World War.

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* While the day of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'s'' birth is already a dramatic and fateful one, his 17th birthday happens at the climax of the Fourth Shinobi World War.
War. He and Team 7 end the war roughly at the same day and become the heroes of the war.



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* While the day of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'s'' birth is already a dramatic and fateful one, his 17th birthday happens at the climax of the Fourth Shinobi World War.



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* ''Film/TheMortalStorm'' opens with Viktor's 60th birthday party. This is a pretty dark instance of the trope, as Viktor is a Jewish professor in Germany, and his birthday is January 30, 1933, the day that ThoseWackyNazis came to power.



* ''LordOfTheRings'' begins slightly before a very significant birthday - Frodo is turning 33, while Bilbo is turning 111. The Birthday Party is the first significant event in the story. Since hobbits are long-lived, 33 is their coming-of-age year. (Although, Bilbo was still very old for a hobbit and showing his age well; he would eventually live to be the oldest hobbit in history, a side effect of owning the One Ring.)

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* ''LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' begins slightly before a very significant birthday - Frodo is turning 33, while Bilbo is turning 111. The Birthday Party is the first significant event in the story. Since hobbits are long-lived, 33 is their coming-of-age year. (Although, Bilbo was still very old for a hobbit and showing his age well; he would eventually live to be the oldest hobbit in history, a side effect of owning the One Ring.)



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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' has an example if you play on your own birthday. Returning to Mother Base will trigger a special cutscene where the Diamond Dogs throw a birthday party for Snake.


*** This makes it surprising when [[spoiler: the Alpha session]] ''[[AvertedTrope doesn't]]'' start on a birthday.

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*** This makes it surprising when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Alpha session]] ''[[AvertedTrope doesn't]]'' start on a birthday.


* In the YA novel ''The Silver Crown'', the heroine gets the titular crown for her birthday.

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* In the YA novel ''The Silver Crown'', ''Literature/TheSilverCrown'', the heroine gets the titular crown for her birthday.


* While she isn't the main character and there's a six month TimeSkip immediately afterwards, the events of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' are set in motion on Hayate's ninth birthday at the stroke of midnight when she becomes master of the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]].

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* While she isn't the main character and there's a six month TimeSkip immediately afterwards, the events of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' are set in motion on Hayate's ninth birthday at the stroke of midnight when she becomes master of the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]].


* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': The start of Version 1 is [[MadeOfIron Jacob Starr]]'s [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday sixteenth birthday]], though he counts more as a villain than a hero. Also, [[AllThereInTheManual according to her profile]] the day of the Version 4 abductions was [[PerkyGoth Anna Chase]]'s eighteenth birthday. And finally, played with in regards to [[PsychopathicManchild Cillian Crowe]], who after being taken out of the asylum assumes that they're letting him out because it's his birthday, and [[IronicNurseryTune sings Happy Birthday to himself]]. Again, he qualifies more as a villain than a hero, seeing as he slaughters the next character he sees after cheerfully telling him that it's his birthday.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': The start of Version 1 is [[MadeOfIron Jacob Starr]]'s [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday sixteenth birthday]], though he counts more as a villain than a hero. Also, [[AllThereInTheManual according to her profile]] the day of the Version 4 abductions was [[PerkyGoth Anna Chase]]'s eighteenth birthday. And finally, played with in regards to [[PsychopathicManchild Cillian Crowe]], who after being taken out of the asylum assumes that they're letting him out because it's his birthday, and [[IronicNurseryTune sings Happy Birthday to himself]]. Again, he qualifies more as a villain than a hero, seeing as he slaughters the next character he sees after cheerfully telling him that it's his birthday.


* The 2017 segment of ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' takes place around the time of Kyle Reese's 12th birthday, which is also when [=SkyNet=] in the alternate timeline it created went fully online and took over, bringing on Judgment Day.

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* The 2017 segment of ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' takes place around the time of Kyle Reese's 12th birthday, which is also when [=SkyNet=] in the alternate timeline it created (under its code name Genisys) went fully online and took over, bringing on Judgment Day.

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