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** In \'\'TheDarkTower\'\' series, Henry Dean has a dead little sister who was run over by a drunk driver, which has implications for Eddie, his younger brother: his mother drills into Eddie\'s head the idea that Henry has to sacrifice everything to Watch Out For Eddie (capitals are Creator/StephenKing\'s), because he and Mom don\'t want Eddie to end up dead like poor Selina, who didn\'t have anyone to Watch Out for her, so Eddie had better be grateful... (if it fits CynicismCatalyst, it does not explain how)
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** In \\\'\\\'TheDarkTower\\\'\\\' series, Henry Dean has a dead little sister who was run over by a drunk driver, which has implications for Eddie, his younger brother: his mother drills into Eddie\\\'s head the idea that Henry has to sacrifice everything to Watch Out For Eddie (capitals are Creator/StephenKing\\\'s), because he and Mom don\\\'t want Eddie to end up dead like poor Selina, who didn\\\'t have anyone to Watch Out for her, so Eddie had better be grateful...
*** \\\'\\\'\\\'(if it fits CynicismCatalyst, it does not explain how)\\\'\\\'\\\'
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* \\\'\\\'Series/{{ER}}\\\'\\\': Dr. John Carter\\\'s whole career was triggered by the death of his younger brother due to leukemia.
** \\\'\\\'cynic? affected his personality? anti-villainy?\\\'\\\'
* Kayla from \\\'\\\'Strong Medicine\\\'\\\' became a doctor because of her dead little brother, who was shot and bled to death in her arms. And apparently, also for her mentally unbalanced younger twin sister.
** is she cynic?
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** Equally Karkat\'s reaction to Eridan\'s murder of Kanaya. She may not have been his sister, but she was still his \
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** Equally Karkat\\\'s reaction to Eridan\\\'s murder of Kanaya. She may not have been his sister, but she was still his \\\"really good friend\\\" and upon her \\\"death\\\" he breaks down almost completely.
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* Asher has a dead older sister in \'\'Literature/SomeoneElsesWar\'\', who was shot to death when the two of them tried to escape the LRA. The memory of her violent death prevents Asher from making a second escape attempt until Matteo comes along.
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* Asher has a dead older sister in \\\'\\\'Literature/SomeoneElsesWar\\\'\\\', who was shot to death when the two of them tried to escape the LRA. The memory of her violent death prevents Asher from making a second escape attempt until Matteo comes along.

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* \\\'\\\'Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}\\\'\\\':
** Rose Lalonde, Dave\\\'s sister, is killed by Bec Noir. Dave later fights Bec Noir... and is killed by him. Both are revived by John Egbert and Jade Harley respectively.
** Debatable how much this counts, given that Dave had only known that Rose was his sister for a short time, it is unclear whether he knew that she had died at the time of his fight with Jack, notably [[DeathIsCheap lax rules about death]] in the Homestuck universe and the fact that Dave was casually hunting frogs with Jade, not hunting down Jack.
** Equally Karkat\\\'s reaction to Eridan\\\'s murder of Kanaya. She may not have been his sister, but she was still his \\\"really good friend\\\" and upon her \\\"death\\\" he breaks down almost completely.
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* Jeff Winston\'s lost daughter in \'\'Literature/{{Replay}}\'\'.
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* Jeff Winston\\\'s lost daughter in \\\'\\\'Literature/{{Replay}}\\\'\\\'.

* The death of her sister Estelle was the defining moment of the life of \\\'\\\'Literature/HonorHarrington\\\'\\\' character Eloise Pritchart.


* A biographical example would be Laura Ingalls Wilder\\\'s younger brother Charles Frederick Ingalls--Freddy. He died of an unknown ailment at 9 months old in August of 1876. This was apparently so painful to write about that she omits him and the entire time period of his life from the \\\'\\\'Little House\\\'\\\' book series. Many are unaware that Laura even had a baby brother.


* \\\'\\\'Sisterhood\\\'\\\' series by FernMichaels:
** Barbara Rutledge is this for Myra Rutledge and Nikki Quinn, who both witnessed her death at the hands of a drunk hit-and-run driver who used DiplomaticImpunity. However, Barbara returns as a ghost from the afterlife from time to time.
** Alan, Kathryn Lucas\\\'s dead husband, is this for Kathryn.
* Asher has a dead older sister in \\\'\\\'Literature/SomeoneElsesWar\\\'\\\', who was shot to death when the two of them tried to escape the LRA. The memory of her violent death prevents Asher from making a second escape attempt until Matteo comes along.
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* The infestation of Jake\\\'s parents and his failed attempt to rescue them at the end of \\\'\\\'Literature/{{Animorphs}}\\\'\\\' probably fits this trope.

* Jeff Winston\\\'s lost daughter in \\\'\\\'Literature/{{Replay}}\\\'\\\'.
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* In \'\'Literature/TheHungerGames\'\', at first, averted, in that Katniss, whose sister was just picked to be a Tribute, volunteers to go instead. Played straight in \'\'Mockingjay\'\'.
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* In \\\'\\\'Literature/TheHungerGames\\\'\\\', at first, averted, in that Katniss, whose sister was just picked to be a Tribute, volunteers to go instead. Played straight in \\\'\\\'Mockingjay\\\'\\\'.

* This is common in \\\'\\\'Literature/TimeScout\\\'\\\', what with the global devastation following The Accident. Margo lost a twin, Malcolm lost a younger brother.

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* In \\\'\\\'Literature/TheHungerGames\\\'\\\', at first, averted, in that Katniss, whose sister was just picked to be a Tribute, volunteers to go instead. Played straight in \\\'\\\'Mockingjay\\\'\\\'.
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