History EpicFail / VideoGames

26th Nov '17 12:59:37 PM WillyFourEyes
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** A fully charged Wario Waft is one of the strongest moves in the game. However, it also possesses a unique property in that Wario is able to KO himself with it if he flies off the top of screen as a result of its upwards propulsion. It's all too possible to land a decisive blow and simultaneously KO yourself in the process if you aren't careful with it.
* ''Tales of Symphonia'' has the cooking mechanic. Every recipe has a chance of failing. The first recipe in the game is for a Sandwich. Which leads to a wonderful post-battle message that reads ''Failed at making a Sandwich''.

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** A fully charged [[{{Fartillery}} Wario Waft Waft]] is one of the strongest moves in the game. However, it also possesses a unique property in that Wario is able to KO himself with it if he flies off the top of screen as a result of its upwards propulsion. It's all too possible to [[DoubleKnockout land a decisive blow and simultaneously KO yourself in the process process]] if you aren't careful with it.
* ''Tales of Symphonia'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has the cooking mechanic. Every recipe has a chance of failing. The first recipe in the game is for a Sandwich. Which leads to a wonderful post-battle message that reads ''Failed at making a Sandwich''.
10th Oct '17 9:43:34 AM Luigifan
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* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Gilgamesh's]] [[LimitBreak EX Burst]] in ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]''. Every character's EX Burst has a perfect and failed version, with the failed version doing less damage, but Gilgamesh takes failure to its extreme. A recurring joke in the series is Gilgamesh's continued search for the legendary Excalibur, but he always confuses it with the counterfeit Excalipoor, which only ever deals 1 point of damage when it hits the opponent. In his EX Burst, the player must pick the Excalibur out from several Excalipoors. If they fail, Gilgamesh takes up one of the Excalipoors and performs a series of epic, over-the-top attacks on them...then realizes his attacks aren't doing anything and throws it away, moaning that he picked the wrong one.

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* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Gilgamesh's]] [[LimitBreak EX Burst]] in ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]''. Every character's EX Burst has a perfect and failed version, with the failed version doing less damage, but Gilgamesh takes failure to its extreme. A recurring joke in the series is Gilgamesh's continued search for the legendary Excalibur, but he always confuses it with the counterfeit Excalipoor, which only ever deals 1 point of damage when it hits the opponent. In his EX Burst, the player must pick the Excalibur out from several Excalipoors. If they fail, Gilgamesh takes up one of the Excalipoors and performs a series of epic, over-the-top attacks on them... then realizes his attacks aren't doing anything and throws it away, moaning that he picked the wrong one.



* Two of ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'''s greatest battles, the Battle of Asakai and the Battle of [=B-R5RB=], were caused by incredible blunders - Asakai's because the person pushed the wrong button, jumping his ''Titan'' into a battlefield instead of jump bridging in his support fleet and [=B-R5RB=] when a player forgot to pay the rent to his coalition's fortification, and it went up for grabs.
* In ''Videogame/{{Fallout 3}}'' or ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'', when going into VATS mode you're given a chance to hit a target from range. You then open fire, and are treated to a cinematic view of your shots being fired. But if you're standing, say, just behind a boulder and your rifle ends up pointing at the boulder when you execute your VATS attack, you'll be treated to the sight of every single bullet you shot skipping off the rock right in front of you. Can get particularly hilarious if the enemy is standing behind some thin piece of cover like a signpost when you execute you 95% chance-to-hit shot, resulting in sending a hundred bullets downrange from your minigun, and every single shot hits the sign instead of the person standing just behind it. Or [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace if a bystander or companion is between you and the target]]. Even worse is when you throw a Nuka Grenade in VATS Mode only for it to strike an overhead obstruction and bounce back to land at your feet- [[ThisIsGonnaSuck VATS Mode won't end]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard until the grenade explodes]].

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* Two of ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'''s greatest battles, the Battle of Asakai and the Battle of [=B-R5RB=], were caused by incredible blunders - -- Asakai's because the person pushed the wrong button, jumping his ''Titan'' into a battlefield instead of jump bridging in his support fleet fleet, and [=B-R5RB=] when a player forgot to pay the rent to his coalition's fortification, and it went up for grabs.
* In ''Videogame/{{Fallout 3}}'' or ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'', when going into VATS mode you're given a chance to hit a target from range. You then open fire, and are treated to a cinematic view of your shots being fired. But if you're standing, say, just behind a boulder and your rifle ends up pointing at the boulder when you execute your VATS attack, you'll be treated to the sight of every single bullet you shot skipping off the rock right in front of you. Can get particularly hilarious if the enemy is standing behind some thin piece of cover like a signpost when you execute you 95% chance-to-hit shot, resulting in sending a hundred bullets downrange from your minigun, and every single shot hits the sign instead of the person standing just behind it. Or [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace if a bystander or companion is between you and the target]]. Even worse is when you throw a Nuka Grenade in VATS Mode Mode, only for it to strike an overhead obstruction and bounce back to land at your feet- feet -- [[ThisIsGonnaSuck VATS Mode won't end]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard until the grenade explodes]].



* ''Creator/RoosterTeeth'' has a weekly series called ''[[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?sid=fails Fails of the Weak]]'' which is a compilation of the most epic failures ever captured on video for ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.

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* ''Creator/RoosterTeeth'' has a weekly series called ''[[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/?sid=fails Fails of the Weak]]'' Weak]]'', which is a compilation of the most epic failures ever captured on video for ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.



-->'''Fail Screen:''' (''after the "Distract" option in "Fleeing the Complex"'') I... Wh... I just... [[FlatWhat Whaat]].

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-->'''Fail Screen:''' (''after [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment the "Distract" option option]] in "Fleeing the Complex"'') I... Wh... I just... [[FlatWhat Whaat]].



* This is half the fun of ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''. Nothing says "epic fail" as watching your rocket's thrusters become deadly missiles as they separate from your rocket or, even worse, slam into your cockpit. And then an update made the Space Center buildings themselves, meaning a [[ExpospeakGag rapid unplanned disassembly]] can now result in a surviving kerbal standing forlornly in the smoldering ruins.
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters 2002'', Orochi Shermie has a hidden move, usable only at low health, in which she stuns her opponent with an [[ShockAndAwe electric burst]] and then calls down a bolt of lightning. Problem is, not only is the location chosen at random, but Shermie herself is not immune to it. Cue the dramatic scene of Shermie calling to the heavens, complete with a distant shot of the thunder clouds as the lightning comes down... and the all-powerful wielder of lightning being [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fatally struck by her own element]]. All while her opponent survives completely unscathed. [[SetSwordsToStun KO!]]
* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'': When Kirby gets Bomb ability, he immediately pulls one out. Forget to throw it immediately? Boom.

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* This is half the fun of ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''. Nothing says "epic fail" as like watching your rocket's thrusters become deadly missiles as they separate from your rocket or, even worse, slam into your cockpit. And then an update made the Space Center buildings themselves, meaning a [[ExpospeakGag rapid unplanned disassembly]] can now result in a surviving kerbal standing forlornly in the smoldering ruins.
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters 2002'', Orochi Shermie has a hidden move, [[DesperationAttack usable only at low health, health]], in which she stuns her opponent with an [[ShockAndAwe electric burst]] and then calls down a bolt of lightning. Problem is, not only is the location chosen at random, but Shermie herself is not immune to it. Cue the dramatic scene of Shermie calling to the heavens, complete with a distant shot of the thunder clouds as the lightning comes down... and the all-powerful wielder of lightning being [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fatally struck by her own element]]. All while her opponent survives completely unscathed. [[SetSwordsToStun KO!]]
* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'': When Kirby gets the Bomb ability, he immediately pulls one out. [[ExplosiveStupidity Forget to throw it immediately? Boom.it?]] Boom. (To add insult to injury, your bombs are normally FriendlyFireproof -- this is the ''only'' way they can hurt you. Also, you're given several seconds to throw the bomb, so you pretty much have to be doing this on purpose.)
10th Oct '17 7:29:07 AM Luigifan
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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', the Joker is severely wounded from losing the boss fight of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. So he and Harley Quinn escape custody to avoid a transfer to the new prison, but in the ensuing chase they wind up breaking '''in''' to Arkham City by accident.

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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', the Joker is severely wounded from losing the boss fight of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. So he and Harley Quinn escape custody to avoid a transfer to the new prison, but in the ensuing chase chase, they wind up breaking '''in''' to Arkham City by accident.



* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' has a boss named the Brigand Cannon. It's a massive cannon with several brigands manning it, one of which is the Brigand Lighter, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin who lights it]]. Once lit, the cannon will fire, doing massive damage to the party... except for that rare occasion when it ''misfires''. This ''reduces your party's stress'', as they take amusement (and relief) in being spared.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' has a boss named the Brigand Cannon. It's a massive cannon with several brigands manning it, one of which is the Brigand Lighter, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin who lights it]]. Once lit, the cannon will fire, doing massive damage to the party... except for that rare occasion when it ''misfires''. This does massive damage to the cannon and its support units, and it ''reduces your party's stress'', as they take amusement (and relief) in being spared.



** Of course, thanks to a bug in the original Excalipoor, it did as much damage as the Excalibur ''when thrown''. So when Gilgamesh's opponent is inevitably hit by the sword that Gilgamesh threw away, it hits for massive damage.

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** Of course, [[GoodBadBugs thanks to a bug bug]] in the original Excalipoor, it did as much damage as the Excalibur ''when thrown''. So when Gilgamesh's opponent is inevitably hit by the sword that Gilgamesh threw away, it hits for {{for massive damage.damage}}.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', toward the end of the Orzammar plot arc, has the losing candidate for King attempt a coup right there in the meeting chamber with all the guards [[SuicidalOverconfidence and the heroes who just got through carving up a thousand Dark Spawn]]. Needless to say, it doesn't go well for them. Listen to the town crier afterward. He'll shout out about what happened and throw in his usual color commentary which goes like this, quoted word for word:

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', toward the end of the Orzammar plot arc, has the losing candidate for King attempt a coup right there in the meeting chamber with all the guards [[SuicidalOverconfidence and the heroes who just got through carving up a thousand Dark Spawn]]. Needless to say, [[CurbStompBattle it doesn't go well for them.them]]. Listen to the town crier afterward. He'll shout out about what happened and throw in his usual color commentary which goes like this, quoted word for word:
23rd Sep '17 3:51:02 AM zequeins
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* This is the mainstay of every fail / wtf moment videos in ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Hearthstone}}'', and practically any multiplayer games out there. ''Especially'' Hearthstone, as the RandomNumberGod there can utterly screw you, with ''Doomsayer'' as its favored harbinger.
16th Sep '17 3:38:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter 3 Ultimate'' introduces Hunters for Hire, in which you can hire 1-4 CPU-controlled versions of hunters you've met (e.g. via [[Nintendo3DS StreetPass]]) to do a quest for you, with varying odds of success. Occasionally, hired hunters will fail quests that should be trivial given their equipment, Hunter Rank, and party size, such as failing a simple "Hunt a [[WarmUpBoss Great Jaggi]]" quest (one hunter apparently [[https://twitter.com/MonHunProblems/status/456504182602596353 hired a team of G-Rank hunters]] to do this, which '''failed anyway''') or, even worse, failing a low-rank quest in which the objective is to deliver items that can be easily gathered.

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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter 3 Ultimate'' introduces Hunters for Hire, in which you can hire 1-4 CPU-controlled versions of hunters you've met (e.g. via [[Nintendo3DS [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS StreetPass]]) to do a quest for you, with varying odds of success. Occasionally, hired hunters will fail quests that should be trivial given their equipment, Hunter Rank, and party size, such as failing a simple "Hunt a [[WarmUpBoss Great Jaggi]]" quest (one hunter apparently [[https://twitter.com/MonHunProblems/status/456504182602596353 hired a team of G-Rank hunters]] to do this, which '''failed anyway''') or, even worse, failing a low-rank quest in which the objective is to deliver items that can be easily gathered.
19th Aug '17 9:31:47 AM CerotechOmega
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* ''VideoGame/EnterTheGungeon'' has an example of this, where [[spoiler:the Bullet's uncle]] tried to "aim and fire" their ancestral weapon and nailed themselves in the head with it. [[spoiler:The weapon in question is a ''sword''.]]


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* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'' has a new weapon class called the Dualies, which has the player shoot ink out the "magazine" in order to dodge roll; the ink mechanics in the game make it so there is no such thing as friendly fire. Despite all of this, Pearl still manages to ''[[BeyondTheImpossible splat herself]]'' in this exact fashion.
15th Aug '17 1:49:15 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', when dueling Bandit Keith, he can and will tribute three monsters to summon the Winged Dragon of Ra... in Sphere Mode. A Divine Monster with 0 Attack and Defense. (Even worse, a Divine Monster cannot defeat any other monster using the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Attribute advantage house rules]], making it ''completely'' worthless. This is even funnier if beforehand, his monsters had been defeating you.)

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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', ''VideoGame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', when dueling Bandit Keith, he can and will tribute three monsters to summon the Winged Dragon of Ra... in Sphere Mode. A Divine Monster with 0 Attack and Defense. (Even Even worse, a Divine Monster cannot defeat any other monster using the [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Attribute advantage house rules]], making it ''completely'' worthless. This is even funnier if beforehand, his monsters had been defeating you.)
9th Aug '17 8:22:21 AM Necrodomo
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* Most deaths in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are from pretty obvious causes, what with the titular endless [[EverythingsTryingToKillYou Player vs Player war]] going on. However, in addition to being shot/stabbed/beaten by other characters, there are lots of things in the game that do tiny amounts of damage and it's possible to ignominiously die of any of them. One player [[http://wiki.nexuscla.sh/wiki/index.php?title=User:WikiMallich/Exotic_Deaths keeps a running tally]] of every one of these documented fails.

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* Most deaths in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are from pretty obvious causes, what with thanks to the titular endless [[EverythingsTryingToKillYou unending Player vs Player war]] going on. war. However, in addition to being shot/stabbed/beaten by other player characters, there are lots of things in the game that do tiny amounts of damage and it's possible (if sometimes spectacularly unlikely) to ignominiously die of any of them. One player [[http://wiki.nexuscla.sh/wiki/index.php?title=User:WikiMallich/Exotic_Deaths keeps a running tally]] of every one of these documented fails.
9th Aug '17 8:20:07 AM Necrodomo
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* Most deaths in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' are from pretty obvious causes, what with the titular endless [[EverythingsTryingToKillYou Player vs Player war]] going on. However, in addition to being shot/stabbed/beaten by other characters, there are lots of things in the game that do tiny amounts of damage and it's possible to ignominiously die of any of them. One player [[http://wiki.nexuscla.sh/wiki/index.php?title=User:WikiMallich/Exotic_Deaths keeps a running tally]] of every one of these documented fails.
30th Jul '17 11:58:13 PM Paradoxic
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** ''The moments when a Pokemon (wild or AI-controlled) uses a move that drags out a Pokemon which is immune to most, if not all of their moves is good for a chuckle too.''
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