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18th Sep '16 9:11:16 AM contrafanxxx
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* Following the release of ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers]]'', every voiced dialogue from Excellen Browning tends to make gamers cry due to Yuko Mizutani's [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragic and untimely death to breast cancer]] on May 17, 2016.

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* Following the release of ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers]]'', every voiced dialogue from Excellen Browning tends to make gamers cry due to Yuko Mizutani's Creator/YukoMizutani's [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragic and untimely death to breast cancer]] on May 17, 2016.
18th Sep '16 9:10:37 AM contrafanxxx
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* Following the release of ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers]]'', every voiced dialogue from Excellen Browning tends to make gamers cry due to Yuko Mizutani's [[AuthorExistenceFailure tragic and untimely death to breast cancer]] on May 17, 2016.
17th Sep '16 9:07:30 PM TaylorHyuuga
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** And at the end of that case it's revealed that Godot [[spoiler: cannot see red on white.]] The name of [[spoiler: Mia Fey]]'s murderer in the English version of the game? [[spoiler: Redd White.]]
20th Aug '16 8:22:10 PM BigKlingy
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** Related to the above, there's a RunningGag throughout the game of the convict prosecutor Simon Blackquil being tasered by his detective handler Bobby Fullbright to keep him in line. Come TheReveal in Case 5 that [[spoiler: Bobby Fullbright ''is'' said terrorist mentioned above, and Simon was falsely convicted for a murder ''he committed'']], and this becomes a ''lot'' less funny on replays. In fact [[spoiler almost every comedic moment involving Bobby Fullbright]] comes off as deeply disturbing after TheReveal, such as [[spoiler: Jinxie calling him a ghost in Case 2, as the real Bobby Fullbright has been dead for a long time.]]

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** Related to the above, there's a RunningGag throughout the game of the convict prosecutor Simon Blackquil being tasered by his detective handler Bobby Fullbright to keep him in line. Come TheReveal in Case 5 that [[spoiler: Bobby Fullbright ''is'' said terrorist mentioned above, and Simon was falsely convicted for a murder ''he committed'']], and this becomes a ''lot'' less funny on replays. In fact [[spoiler [[spoiler: almost every comedic moment involving Bobby Fullbright]] comes off as deeply disturbing after TheReveal, such as [[spoiler: Jinxie calling him a ghost in Case 2, as the real Bobby Fullbright has been dead for a long time.]]
20th Aug '16 8:21:49 PM BigKlingy
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** Related to the above, there's a RunningGag throughout the game of the convict prosecutor Simon Blackquil being tasered by his detective handler Bobby Fullbright to keep him in line. Come TheReveal in Case 5 that [[spoiler: Bobby Fullbright ''is'' said terrorist mentioned above, and Simon was falsely convicted for a murder ''he committed'']], and this becomes a ''lot'' less funny on replays. In fact [[spoiler almost every comedic moment involving Bobby Fullbright]] comes off as deeply disturbing after TheReveal, such as [[spoiler: Jinxie calling him a ghost in Case 2, as the real Bobby Fullbright has been dead for a long time.]]
20th Aug '16 8:10:22 PM BigKlingy
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' gave us Adam Malkovich as an AI. It was heartwarming at first, for the fans to see Adam "return" (in his debut game) and save Samus' life by pointing out the stupidity of Samus' own plan and offering a better alternative. ''Other M'' comes along, in which Adam appears as a human, and makes the whole situation horrifying.
11th Aug '16 8:18:08 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** HilariousOuttakes feature Sgt. Johnson saying "Halo 4, I get a woman". [[spoiler:''VideoGame{{Halo 4}}'' was released... but Johnson got KIA at the tail end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The closest thing to Sgt. Johnson in ''Halo 4'' is Commander Sarah Palmer]]. It could also be interpreted now as referring to [[spoiler:all the ShipTease between John and Cortana in ''4'', just before the latter ends up sacrificing herself]].

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** HilariousOuttakes feature Sgt. Johnson saying "Halo 4, I get a woman". [[spoiler:''VideoGame{{Halo [[spoiler:''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' was released... but Johnson got KIA at the tail end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The closest thing to Sgt. Johnson in ''Halo 4'' is Commander Sarah Palmer]]. It could also be interpreted now as referring to [[spoiler:all the ShipTease between John and Cortana in ''4'', just before the latter ends up sacrificing herself]].
11th Aug '16 8:17:49 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The first game seems like just a well-made, fun, alien shoot 'em up. It's got little monkey enemies that like to panic at the first sign of you and marines shouting lots of funny things like, "Get up--SO I CAN KILL YOU AGAIN!" Then your AI guide sends you alone into an eerie containment facility where [[spoiler:the mutated corpses of slain soldiers really do get up for you to kill again... and again....]]
** HilariousOuttakes feature Sgt. Johnson saying "Halo 4, I get a woman". [[spoiler:''Halo 4'' was released... but Johnson got KIA at the tail end of ''Halo 3''. The closest thing to Sgt. Johnson in ''Halo 4'' is Commander Sarah Palmer]]. It could also be interpreted now as [[spoiler: Cortana, who was close to Johnson as well, Joining him since she sacrificed herself at the very end.]]

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** The [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game game]] seems like just a well-made, fun, alien shoot 'em up. It's got little monkey enemies that like to panic at the first sign of you and marines shouting lots of funny things like, "Get up--SO I CAN KILL YOU AGAIN!" Then your AI guide sends you alone into an eerie containment facility where [[spoiler:the mutated corpses of slain soldiers really do get up for you to kill again... and again....]]
** HilariousOuttakes feature Sgt. Johnson saying "Halo 4, I get a woman". [[spoiler:''Halo 4'' [[spoiler:''VideoGame{{Halo 4}}'' was released... but Johnson got KIA at the tail end of ''Halo 3''.''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The closest thing to Sgt. Johnson in ''Halo 4'' is Commander Sarah Palmer]]. It could also be interpreted now as [[spoiler: Cortana, who was close referring to Johnson as well, Joining him since she sacrificed herself at [[spoiler:all the very end.]]ShipTease between John and Cortana in ''4'', just before the latter ends up sacrificing herself]].
12th Jul '16 6:43:18 AM PF
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* ''Combat'' for the Atari 2600 has you and a friend flying two planes around two large circles. To make matters worse, the game was released with the 2600 on September 11...of 1977.

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* ''Combat'' for the Atari 2600 has you and a friend flying two planes around two large circles. To make matters worse, the game was released with the 2600 on September 11...of 11, 1977.



** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' managed to turn much of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' into a FunnyAneurysmMoment: bad enough that Naked Snake ends up becoming [[spoiler:Big Boss, the villain of the first two ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games]], but ''[=MGS4=]'' reveals that the rest of your team - Sigint, Para-Medic and the all-important Major Zero - went on [[spoiler:with EVA and Ocelot to found the Patriots, the organization which eventually became the shadow government of the United States, and that Big Boss - originally one of the group - [[StartOfDarkness set off the Outer Heaven and Zanzibar Land incidents]] in order to throw off their control]]. Furthermore, it's revealed that both Sigint and Para-Medic, a.k.a. [=DARPA=] Chief Donald Anderson, who probably indirectly created the [=AIs=], and Dr. Clark, the creator of the Les Enfants Terribles project and the person who turned Frank Jaeger into the Cyborg Ninja, were [[spoiler:both killed; Dr. Clark shortly before the events of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', and Sigint/Ocelot were aware of their true allegiances when Ocelot killed Sigint;]] by the end of ''[=MGS4=]'', none of the original members are left, though it's a surprise as to which one is ''really'' the last to die. [[spoiler: It's actually Big Boss, who survived ''Metal Gear 2'' and was in a coma until saved by Ocelot and EVA.]]



** Less unfunny, more squicky/''Film/BackToTheFuture'': In ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Portable Ops Plus]]'', Old Snake is a bonus playable character. As a bonus detail, all the girly magazines in ''Portable Ops'' use pictures of EVA. Being a man, Snake is [[AllMenArePerverts not immune]] to the irresistible lure of pictures of his beloved naked, smoldering - [[spoiler:mother]]. Lampshaded by CMP Studios, a ''Metal Gear'' Website/{{Machinima}} group, in a one-shot special - "I apologize for what I used your pictures for".
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', there's a famous scene where [[spoiler:a corrupted AI character]] [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds rants about purple stuffed worms and scissors]], among other things which lighten the mood of the otherwise dark section of the game. It's not so funny in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' when [[spoiler:the AI Boss starts doing the same thing, even quoting some lines, ''while she's being essentially murdered'']].
*** Similarly, there was a movie on ''Metal Gear Solid 3''[='=]s Secret Theater where Snake and Para-Medic argue about whether Snake should kill and eat The Boss's horse, with The Boss becoming incensed enough to storm away quickly and send GRU soldiers over to their location. It's not so funny in ''Peace Walker'' when [[spoiler:Big Boss is forced to euthanize The Boss's horse with his gun in a manner similar to his killing The Boss, after the horse was critically and mortally wounded from falling off the Costa Rican/Nicaraguan border while in pursuit of Peace Walker.]]
** In the same game, Otacon in an optional radio call will reprimand Snake for throwing away a lit cigarette into the harbor from the George Washington Bridge. Shortly after the release of the game, it was shown that Otacon wasn't the only person upset with Snake's actions, as quite a few people were in an uproar over this fact, enough to have Kojima have Naked Snake actually stamp out his Cigar just before doing his HALO jump at Tselinoyarsk in the next game.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker's ''[=SmackDown=] vs. Raw Curse'' qualifies. A storyline of the story mode in ''WWE [=SmackDown!=] vs. Raw 2006'' ends with Wrestling/EddieGuerrero landing in a casket during a feud with The Undertaker; soon after the release of the game, Eddie Guerrero died. In the 2007 edition, a storyline has dialogue where The Undertaker tells Wrestling/ChrisBenoit (who he's feuding with) that his grieving family will have no one to blame but himself; months later, the real Chris Benoit kills his wife, his son, and himself. In the 2008 edition, Undertaker has a feud with Wrestling/JeffHardy in the story mode; in 2008, Jeff Hardy suffered his second Wellness Policy strike, and during his Wellness Vacation, his house burnt down, destroying all of his possessions and killing his pet dog.
** As a side note: in the 2009 edition, Undertaker feuds with Finlay and Santino Marella, and eventually you control one of them ''in an alternate "zombie" attire'' to aid him during the game's Road to [=WrestleMania=] story mode...
** The ''WWF Raw'' video game for the SNES and SEGA UsefulNotes/MegaDrive (among others) allowed wrestlers to perform over-the-top "mega moves" in order to finish a match. The video game guide demonstrated Diesel's mega move, in which he tosses his opponent fifty feet in the air and lets them crash back down onto the mat, by having him do it to Owen Hart, who would wind up dying at the WWF's ''Over The Edge'' event five years later by falling fifty feet and crashing onto the mat due to a malfunctioned harness.
** In ''WWE '13'', if you are having a match with Eve Torres you'll occassionally hear Jerry Lawler make a comment about needing an EMT at ringside because his "heart skipped a beat." It's fairly cringeworthy when you remember that Lawler had a major heart attack on live TV in September 2012 that nearly killed him. In THQ's defense the audio commentary had been done for awhile at that point and Lawler himself has already made these kinds of jokes following his return.

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** Less unfunny, more squicky/''Film/BackToTheFuture'': ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'':
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In ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Portable Ops Plus]]'', Old an optional Codec call, Otacon will reprimand Snake is for throwing away a bonus playable character. As a bonus detail, all lit cigarette into the girly magazines harbor from the George Washington Bridge. Shortly after the release of the game, it was shown that Otacon wasn't the only person upset with Snake's actions, as quite a few people were in ''Portable Ops'' use pictures of EVA. Being a man, an uproar over this fact, enough to have Kojima have Naked Snake is [[AllMenArePerverts not immune]] to actually stamp out his Cigar just before doing his HALO jump at Tselinoyarsk in the irresistible lure of pictures of his beloved naked, smoldering - [[spoiler:mother]]. Lampshaded by CMP Studios, a ''Metal Gear'' Website/{{Machinima}} group, in a one-shot special - "I apologize for what I used your pictures for".
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', there's
next game.
*** There's
a famous scene where [[spoiler:a corrupted AI character]] [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds rants about purple stuffed worms and scissors]], among other things which lighten the mood of the otherwise dark section of the game. It's not so funny in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' when [[spoiler:the AI Boss starts doing the same thing, even quoting some lines, ''while she's being essentially murdered'']].
*** Similarly, there was ** There is a movie on ''Metal ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3''[='=]s 3|SnakeEater}}''[='=]s Secret Theater where Snake and Para-Medic argue about whether Snake should kill and eat The Boss's horse, with The Boss becoming incensed enough to storm away quickly and send GRU soldiers over to their location. It's not so funny in ''Peace Walker'' when [[spoiler:Big Boss is forced to euthanize The Boss's horse with his gun in a manner similar to his killing The Boss, after the horse was critically and mortally wounded from falling off the Costa Rican/Nicaraguan border while in pursuit of Peace Walker.]]
** In the same game, Otacon in an optional radio call will reprimand ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Portable Ops Plus]]'', Old Snake is a bonus playable character. As a bonus detail, all the girly magazines in ''Portable Ops Plus'' use pictures of EVA. Being a man, Snake is [[AllMenArePerverts not immune]] to the irresistible lure of pictures of his beloved naked, smoldering - [[spoiler:mother]]. Lampshaded by CMP Studios, a ''Metal Gear'' Website/{{Machinima}} group, in a one-shot special - "I apologize for throwing away a lit cigarette what I used your pictures for".
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' managed to turn much of ''Metal Gear Solid 3''
into the harbor from the George Washington Bridge. Shortly after the release of the game, it was shown that Otacon wasn't the only person upset with Snake's actions, as quite a few people were in an uproar over this fact, FunnyAneurysmMoment: bad enough to have Kojima have that Naked Snake ends up becoming [[spoiler:Big Boss, the villain of the first two ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games]], but ''[=MGS4=]'' reveals that the rest of your team - Sigint, Para-Medic and the all-important Major Zero - went on [[spoiler:with EVA and Ocelot to found the Patriots, the organization which eventually became the shadow government of the United States, and that Big Boss - originally one of the group - [[StartOfDarkness set off the Outer Heaven and Zanzibar Land incidents]] in order to throw off their control]]. Furthermore, it's revealed that both Sigint and Para-Medic, a.k.a. [=DARPA=] Chief Donald Anderson, who probably indirectly created the [=AIs=], and Dr. Clark, the creator of the Les Enfants Terribles project and the person who turned Frank Jaeger into the Cyborg Ninja, were [[spoiler:both killed; Dr. Clark shortly before the events of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', and Sigint/Ocelot were aware of their true allegiances when Ocelot killed Sigint;]] by the end of ''[=MGS4=]'', none of the original members are left, though it's a surprise as to which one is ''really'' the last to die. [[spoiler: It's actually stamp out Big Boss, who survived ''Metal Gear 2'' and was in a coma until saved by Ocelot and EVA.]]
* WWE games:
** The ''WWF Raw'' video game for the SNES and UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis (among others) allowed wrestlers to perform over-the-top "mega moves" in order to finish a match. The video game guide demonstrated Diesel's mega move, in which he tosses
his Cigar just before doing his HALO jump at Tselinoyarsk opponent fifty feet in the next game.
*
air and lets them crash back down onto the mat, by having him do it to Owen Hart, who would wind up dying at the WWF's ''Over the Edge'' event five years later by falling fifty feet and crashing onto the mat due to a malfunctioned harness.
**
Wrestling/TheUndertaker's ''[=SmackDown=] vs. Raw Curse'' qualifies. curse'':
***
A storyline of the story mode in ''WWE [=SmackDown!=] vs. Raw 2006'' ends with Wrestling/EddieGuerrero landing in a casket during a feud with The Undertaker; soon after the release of the game, Eddie Guerrero died.
***
In the 2007 edition, a storyline has dialogue where The Undertaker tells Wrestling/ChrisBenoit (who he's feuding with) that his grieving family will have no one to blame but himself; months later, the real Chris Benoit kills his wife, his son, and himself. himself.
***
In the 2008 edition, Undertaker has a feud with Wrestling/JeffHardy in the story mode; in 2008, Jeff Hardy suffered his second Wellness Policy strike, and during his Wellness Vacation, his house burnt down, destroying all of his possessions and killing his pet dog.
** As a side note: in the 2009 edition, Undertaker feuds with Finlay and Santino Marella, and eventually you control one of them ''in an alternate "zombie" attire'' to aid him during the game's Road to [=WrestleMania=] story mode...
** The ''WWF Raw'' video game for the SNES and SEGA UsefulNotes/MegaDrive (among others) allowed wrestlers to perform over-the-top "mega moves" in order to finish a match. The video game guide demonstrated Diesel's mega move, in which he tosses his opponent fifty feet in the air and lets them crash back down onto the mat, by having him do it to Owen Hart, who would wind up dying at the WWF's ''Over The Edge'' event five years later by falling fifty feet and crashing onto the mat due to a malfunctioned harness.
**
In ''WWE '13'', if you are having a match with Eve Torres you'll occassionally occasionally hear Jerry Lawler make a comment about needing an EMT at ringside because his "heart skipped a beat." It's fairly cringeworthy when you remember that Lawler had a major heart attack on live TV in September 2012 that nearly killed him. In [[note]]In THQ's defense defense, the audio commentary had been done for awhile at that point and Lawler himself has already made these kinds of jokes following his return.[[/note]]



* The first time you play ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', it seems like just a well-made, fun, alien shoot-'em-up. It's got little monkey enemies that like to panic at the first sign of you and marines shouting lots of funny things like, "Get up--SO I CAN KILL YOU AGAIN!" Then your AI guide sends you alone into an eerie containment facility where [[spoiler:the mutated corpses of slain soldiers really do get up for you to kill again... and again....]]
** HilariousOuttakes feature Sgt. Johnson saying "Halo 4, I get a woman". [[spoiler:Halo 4 was released... but Johnson got KIA at the tail end of Halo 3. The closest thing to Sgt. Johnson in Halo 4 is Commander Sarah Palmer]].
*** It could also be interpreted now as [[spoiler: Cortana, who was close to Johnson as well, Joining him since she sacraficed herself at the very end.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
**
The first time you play ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', it game seems like just a well-made, fun, alien shoot-'em-up.shoot 'em up. It's got little monkey enemies that like to panic at the first sign of you and marines shouting lots of funny things like, "Get up--SO I CAN KILL YOU AGAIN!" Then your AI guide sends you alone into an eerie containment facility where [[spoiler:the mutated corpses of slain soldiers really do get up for you to kill again... and again....]]
** HilariousOuttakes feature Sgt. Johnson saying "Halo 4, I get a woman". [[spoiler:Halo 4 [[spoiler:''Halo 4'' was released... but Johnson got KIA at the tail end of Halo 3.''Halo 3''. The closest thing to Sgt. Johnson in Halo 4 ''Halo 4'' is Commander Sarah Palmer]].
***
Palmer]]. It could also be interpreted now as [[spoiler: Cortana, who was close to Johnson as well, Joining him since she sacraficed sacrificed herself at the very end.]]



* An in-game example in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', where, at the entrance of Kakariko village, a solder introducing the village says that they're a small community and that he hopes they'll one day be as lively as the Castle Town market. Years later, when the market is overrun by [=ReDeads=], the village ends up holding the escaped population of Hyrule's humans, making it the liveliest area in Hyrule.
** Then there is the guard posted at the gate of Hyrule Castle Town, who complains about how boring things are, and that he wishes things would become more interesting. The player also learns about the guard's fascination with ghosts. Fast forward seven years, after Ganondorf had overtaken the castle, in the place where the guard was stationed sits a mysterious individual who buys and sells ghosts, who somehow earned Ganondorf's favor.
** But at least the game ends happily! [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Right, Link? ...Link?]]
** It gets worse when you consider the events of the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. The world you went out of your way to save in which you are known as the Hero of Time disappears from history at the start of the game. And let's just say it doesn't get better from there, unless you're an islander on the high seas.

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* An in-game ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'':
** There is a in-universe
example in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', where, where at the entrance of Kakariko village, a solder introducing the village says that they're a small community and that he hopes they'll one day be as lively as the Castle Town market. Years later, when the market is overrun by [=ReDeads=], the village ends up holding the escaped population of Hyrule's humans, making it the liveliest area in Hyrule.
** Then there There is the guard posted at the gate of Hyrule Castle Town, who complains about how boring things are, and that he wishes things would become more interesting. The player also learns about the guard's fascination with ghosts. Fast forward seven years, after Ganondorf had overtaken the castle, in the place where the guard was stationed sits a mysterious individual who buys and sells ghosts, who somehow earned Ganondorf's favor.
** But at least the game ends happily! [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Right, Link? ...Link?]]
** It gets worse when you consider the events of the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. The world you went out of your way to save in which you are known as the Hero of Time disappears from history at the start of the game. And let's just say it doesn't get better from there, unless you're an islander on the high seas.
favor.



** Players of the VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightTrilogy would know the fate of Phoenix Wright [[BittersweetEnding did not end as happily]] as [[WhatNowEnding it has been heavily implied]] in the final game once another new protagonist has been introduced, including Wright's [[FallenHero fall from grace]] as a major plotline. Ema Skye unfortunately suffers from this fate also, [[GenkiGirl with a bright light of hope coming to her]] at the final case of the first game to become a forensic scientist. This was only to be shattered upon discovery [[MyGreatestFailure that she failed in doing so]], causing her to grow [[TookALevelInJerkAss angry and bitter at everything and everyone]], and to an extent becoming like her big sister Lana.

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** Players of the VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightTrilogy ''Phoenix Wright Trilogy'' would know the fate of Phoenix Wright [[BittersweetEnding did not end as happily]] as [[WhatNowEnding it has been heavily implied]] in the final game once another new protagonist has been introduced, including Wright's [[FallenHero fall from grace]] as a major plotline. Ema Skye unfortunately suffers from this fate also, [[GenkiGirl with a bright light of hope coming to her]] at the final case of the first game to become a forensic scientist. This was only to be shattered upon discovery [[MyGreatestFailure that she failed in doing so]], causing her to grow [[TookALevelInJerkAss angry and bitter at everything and everyone]], and to an extent becoming like her big sister Lana.



** In ''Dual Destinies'', watching the astronaut Solomon Starbuck act as if he's in a malfunctioning spacecraft madly pushing buttons in episode 4 whenever he's stressed, is hilarious. It can also come off as hilariously ironic that he has a fear of space. [[spoiler:That is, until you find out that he's suffering from extreme post-traumatic stress disorder due to almost dying in the depths of space when a terrorist sabotaged his spacecraft. He very, very, VERY almost didn't make it back alive, and from that day foward he developed an intense fear of space and, presumably, a habit to flashback and act like he's in that situation]]. Although he still looks over the top while he thinks he's in space, it does make it less of a laughing moment and more of a "... you OK, dude?" moment.

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** In ''Dual Destinies'', watching the astronaut Solomon Starbuck act as if he's in a malfunctioning spacecraft madly pushing buttons in episode 4 whenever he's stressed, is hilarious. It can also come off as hilariously ironic that he has a fear of space. [[spoiler:That is, until you find out that he's suffering from extreme post-traumatic stress disorder due to almost dying in the depths of space when a terrorist sabotaged his spacecraft. He very, very, VERY almost didn't make it back alive, and from that day foward forward he developed an intense fear of space and, presumably, a habit to flashback and act like he's in that situation]]. Although he still looks over the top while he thinks he's in space, it does make it less of a laughing moment and more of a "... you OK, dude?" moment.



*** Though Phoenix does say something like "he never had that fear as a kid" almost immediately after, so it's not hard to make the connection even before all the details are provided.
* The arcade game ''VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker'' might be [[WidgetSeries weird enough]], but it just gets creepier ([[HilariousInHindsight or sillier]]) each year: You ''touch kids'' (in the video game sense, and they're all girls, but ''still''... the fact they are at the height of Michael's crotch does NOT help.) to gain points and powerups (and in home version, you cannot advance unless you get ALL the kids, which could be... hiding), or touch Bubbles the Chimp to get a super cyborg transformation. One of the attacks is Michael grabbing his crotch. And then there's the dance attack: MJ does his moonwalker gig, and it wipes out all the enemies on the screen. WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd lampshaded it during in his review of the game.

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*** Though Phoenix does say something like "he never had that fear as a kid" almost immediately after, so it's not hard to make the connection even before all the details are provided.
* The arcade game ''VideoGame/MichaelJacksonsMoonwalker'' might be [[WidgetSeries weird enough]], but it just gets creepier ([[HilariousInHindsight or sillier]]) each year: You ''touch kids'' (in the video game sense, and they're all girls, but ''still''... the fact they are at the height of Michael's crotch does NOT help.) to gain points and powerups (and in home version, you cannot advance unless you get ALL the kids, which could be... hiding), powerups, or touch Bubbles the Chimp to get a super cyborg transformation. One of the attacks is Michael grabbing his crotch. And then there's the dance attack: MJ Jackson does his moonwalker gig, and it wipes out all the enemies on the screen. WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd lampshaded it during in his review of the game.



* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'', which came out in May 2009, featured a zombie version of Music/MichaelJackson, complete with "Thriller"-style backup dancers. Six weeks after the game's release, Michael Jackson died suddenly from cardiac arrest. Needless to say, the dancing zombie has been turned into a DiscoDan in a patch.
** Making things even worse, if you look up that enemy type ("Dancing Zombie") in the in-game encyclopedia, the entry states "Any resemblance between Dancing Zombie and persons living or dead is purely coincidental" (again, a joke on the Thriller CreditsGag).
* Taking advantage of the 2008 presidential election, a game was released featuring animals competing for the throne to the animal kingdom. It was called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_to_the_Chimp Hail To The Chimp]]''. [[UnfortunateImplications A bit less funny]] when [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama a black man]] was elected.
** Though, it was incredibly funny before that, due to the fact that it is a reference to the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie fantastic film of the same name]]
** It's only a funny aneurysm when you don't know that [[TakeThat The Chimp]] in question is an {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.

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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'', which came out in May 2009, featured a zombie version of Music/MichaelJackson, complete with "Thriller"-style backup dancers. Six weeks after the game's release, Michael Jackson died suddenly from cardiac arrest. Needless to say, the dancing zombie has been turned into a DiscoDan in a patch.
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patch. Making things even worse, if you look up that enemy type ("Dancing Zombie") in the in-game encyclopedia, the entry states "Any resemblance between Dancing Zombie and persons living or dead is purely coincidental" (again, a joke on the Thriller CreditsGag).
* Taking advantage of the 2008 presidential election, a game was released featuring animals competing for the throne to the animal kingdom. It was called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_to_the_Chimp Hail To The to the Chimp]]''. [[UnfortunateImplications A bit less funny]] when [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama a black man]] was elected.
** Though, it was incredibly funny before that, due to the fact that it is a reference to the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie fantastic film of the same name]]
** It's only a funny aneurysm when you don't know that [[TakeThat The Chimp]] in question is an {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' - "This is all Joker's fault! What a tool he was! I have all spend all day computing pi because he plugged in the Overlord!" Cue the Overlord DLC where [[spoiler: David, who's been forcibly plugged into a VI and kept alive with machines, spends all day computing Pi as part of an experiment conducted by his own brother. And to just add cruelty, he's autistic and has to communicate with hundreds of geths at the same time, which is torture to him.]] Untill Shepard rolled along, [[AndIMustScream he had no way of freeing himself]] and the "MAKE IT STOP!" screams were both TearJerker and terrifying at the same time.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' - ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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"This is all Joker's fault! What a tool he was! I have all spend all day computing pi because he plugged in the Overlord!" Cue the Overlord DLC where [[spoiler: David, who's been forcibly plugged into a VI and kept alive with machines, spends all day computing Pi as part of an experiment conducted by his own brother. And to just add cruelty, he's autistic and has to communicate with hundreds of geths at the same time, which is torture to him.]] Untill Shepard rolled along, [[AndIMustScream he had no way of freeing himself]] and the "MAKE IT STOP!" screams were both TearJerker and terrifying at the same time.



** In VideoGame/MassEffect3, Diana Allers says "Have you ever seen how fast an e-democracy can turn on its allies?". After the game came out, everyone saw...

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** In VideoGame/MassEffect3, ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Diana Allers says "Have you ever seen how fast an e-democracy can turn on its allies?". After the game came out, everyone saw...



* At E3 in 1995, Creator/SonyComputerEntertainment of America's "brief presentation" about the UsefulNotes/PlayStation consisted of one word: "299," a TakeThat against the UsefulNotews/SegaSaturn launch price of 399 USD. 11 years later, again at E3, the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 presentation touted it as costing [[MemeticMutation FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE U.S. DOLLARS]][[note]]for the 60 GB model; the 20 GB model would cost 499 USD[[/note]], significantly more expensive than [[UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} other consoles]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} of its generation]] at their respective launch dates.

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* At E3 in 1995, Creator/SonyComputerEntertainment of America's "brief presentation" about the UsefulNotes/PlayStation consisted of one word: "299," a TakeThat against the UsefulNotews/SegaSaturn launch price of 399 USD. 11 years later, again at E3, the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 presentation touted it as costing [[MemeticMutation FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE U.S. DOLLARS]][[note]]for DOLLARS]],[[note]]For the 60 GB model; the 20 GB model would cost 499 USD[[/note]], USD[[/note]] significantly more expensive than [[UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} other consoles]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} of its generation]] at their respective launch dates.
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* In the ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]'' series, Barry Bonds gets fatter every game, with his stats getting better, and is removed from the series after 2003. Then the exact same things happened in real life. Poor Barry.
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