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23rd May '17 2:01:53 AM Arivne
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' segment "Taarna". Taarna kills the Barbarian Leader by pushing his chainsaw hand into his own chest.
17th May '17 10:34:53 PM Linda58
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* In ''Film/FaceOff'', Castor Troy teaches Jaime a trick with a butterfly knife. In the climax when he takes her hostage, she uses the it to escape.
30th Apr '17 7:22:44 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Syndrome got hoisted by making the Omnidroid smart enough to outwit him by destroying his controls. Bob also knocks Syndrome into his jet's intake by hurling a car at him — the one he bought when he was on Syndrome's payroll.

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\n* ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'': At the climax, Jafar opens the earth and traps our heroes in a lava pit...only to eventually have [[spoiler: Iago]] [[AchillesHeel kick his lamp into the lava]], causing Jafar to electrocute, then explode into nothingness.
** In the [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} first movie]], Jafar has Aladdin cornered and brags that he's the most powerful being ever and that Aladdin is nothing without the Genie. This gives Aladdin the idea to claim that his power is only second to the Genie's, tricking him into using his last wish to become an all-powerful genie, resulting in being imprisoned in his own lamp.
* Though he survives, it's his own love for {{opera}} that undoes the villain's plan in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail 2''. How? Watch it for yourself. (Not to mention it was his own secret weapon that shot him and his cronies out of town.)
* Towards the end of ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'', [[BigBad Lydia]] is turned to stone by the very spell she was casting on the [[TheHero heroines]].
** A better Barbie example would be ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsRapunzel''. Gothel casts a spell to try and trap Rapunzel permanently within the tower, but the wording of the spell meant it was ''Gothel'' who ended up sealed inside, while Rapunzel was able to just stroll right out.[[note]]The spell stated "Never release your prisoner with a lying heart", as Gothel thought Rapunzel was lying to her - Rapunzel wasn't lying, so the spell didn't affect her, but it ''did'' affect Gothel, who was a compulsive liar.[[/note]]
** And ''Diamond Castle'' wasn't even the first time Barbie bounced back a spell to its caster: in her version of ''12 Dancing Princesses'', her WickedStepmother has a wish-granting flower. Barbie has a fan. Figure it out.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Syndrome got hoisted by making ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'' movie, even though SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has his [[JokerImmunity namesake immunity]], he briefly experienced this after he plummeted into a canal with a malfunctioning electrified joy-buzzer.
* In ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', [[BigBad
the Omnidroid smart enough Horned King]] spends the entire movie trying to outwit get his hands on the Black Cauldron, an ArtifactOfDoom that can create an army of invincible undead warriors out of corpses. [[spoiler:Gurgi's sacrifice]] near the end of the movie causes the Cauldron-born to die. The Horned King, who was pushed near it by Taran, [[OhCrap realizes]] to his horror that the Cauldron is drawing ''him'' into it. The Cauldron reduces the Horned King to dust as it sucks him in and brings the castle down with him.
* At the climax of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}2'', [[spoiler:Miles Axlerod]] straps a TimeBomb to Mater and leaves him chained up in Big Ben to die. [[BondVillainStupidity Naturally]], Mater escapes, and confronts [[spoiler:Axlerod]] in public while the bomb is still ticking down. At the last second, [[spoiler:Axlerod]] panics and issues the verbal deactivation code, saving himself and Mater but outing himself as the BigBad in the process. Of course, if he ''hadn't'' done that, he would have been blown up
by destroying his controls. Bob own bomb, which would also knocks Syndrome be this trope. [[SadisticChoice He was screwed either way]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'', Darla Dimple's attempt to discredit animals one last time backfires as each thing she does just adds more to their show-stopping performance. As the roof-blowing finale pushes her
into his jet's intake a VillainousBreakdown, she cements her hoisting by hurling a car at him — the one he bought crawling over to Danny and, unwittingly, growls out that she should have drowned all of them when he was on Syndrome's payroll.she flooded the sound stage ''in front of the audience''.



* In Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Clayton repeatedly tries to slash Tarzan with his machete. Unfortunately for Clayton, the two of them are fighting in a thick jungle, where Clayton cuts just the right vines to accidentally hang himself.
* Lord Shen in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' invents cannons, which he uses to kill some of the best kung fu masters in China and plans to conquer all of the land. Po manages to find inner peace and masters the technique for catching raindrops without breaking them, which he uses to catch cannonballs and throw them back. Thus Shen's entire armada gets destroyed by their own weapons. He is killed when he tries to kill Po with his knives and accidentally cuts a rope that holds his biggest cannon, causing the heavy weapon to fall on the wicked peacock, crushing him to death.
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', BigBad Madame Gasket falls into her own incinerator, which she was previously established as using to [[KillThePoor melt down lower-class robots]] into products for her son's company to sell.
* At the end of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Evil Queen]] (disguised as [[OneWingedAngel the Witch)]] actually threatens to kill the seven dwarfs by crushing them with a boulder after they've discovered that she actually [[DisneyDeath "killed"]] Snow White with a poisoned apple and had her cornered at a cliff. Just right before she dislodges the boulder, the ledge the Queen is standing on is struck by lightning, [[DisneyVillainDeath and she plummets into the gorge below.]] Shortly afterwards, the boulder falls off the same cliff in the same direction as the Queen. Splat!



* At the climax of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}2'', [[spoiler:Miles Axlerod]] straps a TimeBomb to Mater and leaves him chained up in Big Ben to die. [[BondVillainStupidity Naturally]], Mater escapes, and confronts [[spoiler:Axlerod]] in public while the bomb is still ticking down. At the last second, [[spoiler:Axlerod]] panics and issues the verbal deactivation code, saving himself and Mater but outing himself as the BigBad in the process. Of course, if he ''hadn't'' done that, he would have been blown up by his own bomb, which would also be this trope. [[SadisticChoice He was screwed either way]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''
** Syndrome is knocked onto the wing of his jet and subsequently sucked into its engine. There's a long enough pause between the two that Syndrome easily could have survived had he not been wearing a cape (which the audience had been warned is a bad fashion choice for a superhero), or [[ForgotAboutHisPowers remembered one of his rocket boots was still working]].
** This happened a good deal to Syndrome. His robot was so smart that it figured out his wrist computer was a threat and shot it off. He was knocked into the engine by Mr. Incredible's sports car, that Syndrome had essentially paid for by hiring him for secret hero work. Also, this secret hero work helped Mr. Incredible bounce back from a flabby has-been who barely survived a prototype robot, into the efficient, superheroic persona of his glory days who could fight back. And his [[HighHeelFaceTurn right-hand, Mirage, betrays him at the critical moment]], largely due to his own cavalier attitude when Mr. Incredible was threatening to kill her.
** Speaking of the robot, the only way destroy it is to let it attack itself, which becomes a ChekhovsGun when fighting the second, more powerful robot. Score one CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the Parr family, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain and Supers in general besides.]]
* Lord Shen in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' invents cannons, which he uses to kill some of the best kung fu masters in China and plans to conquer all of the land. Po manages to find inner peace and masters the technique for catching raindrops without breaking them, which he uses to catch cannonballs and throw them back. Thus Shen's entire armada gets destroyed by their own weapons. He is killed when he tries to kill Po with his knives and accidentally cuts a rope that holds his biggest cannon, causing the heavy weapon to fall on the wicked peacock, crushing him to death.
* Mentioned in the DVDCommentary for ''Disney/TheLionKing'' when the hyenas eat Scar.
* In the animated film version of ''WesternAnimation/PlanetHulk'', the [[BigBad Red King]] gets a triple whammy on this trope, as he is [[TheDogBitesBack betrayed]] by [[TheDragon his Shadow]] who he had personally sought after, [[ThePlague infecting him with his greatest weapon]] which he personally called his "Legacy", which led to him being burned to death by the very MechaMooks that he had called upon as reinforcements as they had been programmed to exterminate all infected beings.
* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', when Dr. Facilier's demonic amulet gets shattered, that's considered to his Friends on the Other Side as breaking their contract, causing the shadowy demons that once worked for him to drag him into a gaping mouth to his doom, [[AwesomeMusic/{{Disney}} all the while happily chanting the exact same song that he was singing when he was cursing Naveen]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', Ruber's tricked into slamming Excalibur back into the Stone. However, since he had earlier used magic to fuse his hand with the legendary weapon, the magics inside the stone reacted violently, tearing apart the mad knight.
* At the climax end of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}2'', [[spoiler:Miles Axlerod]] straps a TimeBomb ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', BigBad Madame Gasket falls into her own incinerator, which she was previously established as using to Mater and leaves him chained up in Big Ben [[KillThePoor melt down lower-class robots]] into products for her son's company to die. [[BondVillainStupidity Naturally]], Mater escapes, and confronts [[spoiler:Axlerod]] in public while the bomb is still ticking down. sell.
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At the last second, [[spoiler:Axlerod]] panics end of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Evil Queen]] (disguised as [[OneWingedAngel the Witch)]] actually threatens to kill the seven dwarfs by crushing them with a boulder after they've discovered that she actually [[DisneyDeath "killed"]] Snow White with a poisoned apple and issues had her cornered at a cliff. Just right before she dislodges the verbal deactivation code, saving himself boulder, the ledge the Queen is standing on is struck by lightning, [[DisneyVillainDeath and Mater but outing himself she plummets into the gorge below.]] Shortly afterwards, the boulder falls off the same cliff in the same direction as the BigBad Queen. Splat!
* A {{downplayed trope}}
in ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic''. The imp is only successfully caught by Sunny because of help from the process. Of course, if he ''hadn't'' done that, he would lizard that the imp had [[LovePotion love potioned]] into loving him. The imp had love potioned the lizard partially so that [[PetTheDog Sunny wouldn't get eaten by the lizard]], and partially because [[ItAmusedMe it amused him]] to have been blown up by his own bomb, which would also be this trope. [[SadisticChoice He was screwed either way]].a lizard fall in love with an elf.



* In Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Clayton repeatedly tries to slash Tarzan with his machete. Unfortunately for Clayton, the two of them are fighting in a thick jungle, where Clayton cuts just the right vines to accidentally hang himself.
* Starscream's ChronicBackstabbingDisorder comes back to bite him in his shiny, metal ass ''terminally this time'' in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' when he dumps the badly damaged Megatron out into space. This puts Megatron in a position to be found by Unicron and reformatted into Galvatron. Naturally, Galvatron decides to test his new weapons out [[YouHaveFailedMe on Starscream]].
* One of the tasks in ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix'' is to enter The Place That Sends You Mad and retrieve a certain permit. However, the building is full of incompetent, selfish or unhelpful {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s, a nonsensical structure and tons of rules and required documents. Asterix drives this against them by asking for a non-existent permit, based on a non-existent note... which makes the bureaucrats run around in circles, unable to find either, and eventually going mad.



* In ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', [[BigBad the Horned King]] spends the entire movie trying to get his hands on the Black Cauldron, an ArtifactOfDoom that can create an army of invincible undead warriors out of corpses. [[spoiler:Gurgi's sacrifice]] near the end of the movie causes the Cauldron-born to die. The Horned King, who was pushed near it by Taran, [[OhCrap realizes]] to his horror that the Cauldron is drawing ''him'' into it. The Cauldron reduces the Horned King to dust as it sucks him in and brings the castle down with him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'', Darla Dimple's attempt to discredit animals one last time backfires as each thing she does just adds more to their show-stopping performance. As the roof-blowing finale pushes her into a VillainousBreakdown, she cements her hoisting by crawling over to Danny and, unwittingly, growls out that she should have drowned all of them when she flooded the sound stage ''in front of the audience''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', Ruber's tricked into slamming Excalibur back into the Stone. However, since he had earlier used magic to fuse his hand with the legendary weapon, the magics inside the stone reacted violently, tearing apart the mad knight.
* A {{downplayed trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic''. The imp is only successfully caught by Sunny because of help from the lizard that the imp had [[LovePotion love potioned]] into loving him. The imp had love potioned the lizard partially so that [[PetTheDog Sunny wouldn't get eaten by the lizard]], and partially because [[ItAmusedMe it amused him]] to have a lizard fall in love with an elf.
* ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'': At the climax, Jafar opens the earth and traps our heroes in a lava pit...only to eventually have [[spoiler: Iago]] [[AchillesHeel kick his lamp into the lava]], causing Jafar to electrocute, then explode into nothingness.
** In the [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} first movie]], Jafar has Aladdin cornered and brags that he's the most powerful being ever and that Aladdin is nothing without the Genie. This gives Aladdin the idea to claim that his power is only second to the Genie's, tricking him into using his last wish to become an all-powerful genie, resulting in being imprisoned in his own lamp.
* Starscream's ChronicBackstabbingDisorder comes back to bite him in his shiny, metal ass ''terminally this time'' in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' when he dumps the badly damaged Megatron out into space. This puts Megatron in a position to be found by Unicron and reformatted into Galvatron. Naturally, Galvatron decides to test his new weapons out [[YouHaveFailedMe on Starscream]].






6th Mar '17 7:12:53 PM nombretomado
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* In any given MarxBrothers film, any dialogue between the two resident {{Pungeon Master}}s was likely to end with the quick-witted Chico getting the better of the exasperated Groucho by turning his own wordplay against him.

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* In any given MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers film, any dialogue between the two resident {{Pungeon Master}}s was likely to end with the quick-witted Chico getting the better of the exasperated Groucho by turning his own wordplay against him.
19th Feb '17 11:55:46 AM rva98014
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Bellwether's final plan was to use the Nighthowler serum on Nick to get him to kill Judy. She called the police so they would undoubtedly deal with Nick as well, eliminating the remaining two people who knew of her conspiracy to turn Herbivores against Carnivores. She didn't bet on Nick and Judy anticipating this move, replacing the Nighthowler bullets with harmless [[ChekovsGun blueberries]] while they had the gun, then having the carrot pen record [[JustBetweenYouAndMe a confession]]. By the time [[OutGambitted she figured out she'd been hustled]], the police—who ''she'' called—had arrived, giving her no chance to escape.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Bellwether's final plan was is to use the Nighthowler serum on [[spoiler:have a savage Nick to get him to kill Judy. She called Judy, allowing her to further inflame anti-predator sentiment. As such she calls the police ZPD to come witness the death of Judy, but she does so before Nick actually kills her. When it's revealed they would undoubtedly deal with Nick as well, eliminating the remaining two people who knew of her conspiracy to turn Herbivores against Carnivores. She didn't bet on Nick and Judy anticipating this move, replacing the Nighthowler bullets with harmless [[ChekovsGun blueberries]] while they had the gun, then having the carrot pen record [[JustBetweenYouAndMe are carrying out a confession]]. By the BatmanGambit, Bellwether has no time [[OutGambitted she figured out she'd been hustled]], to adjust her plans and is caught red-handed by the police—who ''she'' called—had arrived, giving her no chance to escape.
ZPD.]]
15th Feb '17 6:03:15 PM ngh93
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* At the end of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Evil Queen]] (disguised as [[OneWingedAngel the Witch)]] actually threatens to kill the seven dwarfs by crushing them with a boulder after they've discovered that she actually [[DisneyDeath "killed"]] Snow White with a poisoned apple and had her cornered at a cliff. Just right before she dislodges the boulder, the Queen is immediately hit by lightning, [[DisneyVillainDeath and tumbles off the edge.]] Shortly afterwards, the boulder falls off the same cliff in the same direction as the Queen. Splat!

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* At the end of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Evil Queen]] (disguised as [[OneWingedAngel the Witch)]] actually threatens to kill the seven dwarfs by crushing them with a boulder after they've discovered that she actually [[DisneyDeath "killed"]] Snow White with a poisoned apple and had her cornered at a cliff. Just right before she dislodges the boulder, the ledge the Queen is immediately hit standing on is struck by lightning, [[DisneyVillainDeath and tumbles off she plummets into the edge.gorge below.]] Shortly afterwards, the boulder falls off the same cliff in the same direction as the Queen. Splat!
15th Feb '17 7:55:53 AM Dravencour
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* Film/GhostRider's Penance Stare allows him to burn the pain of all the people someone has hurt into that person's soul. The film's villain, a demon, has no soul and is thus immune. Near the end, he takes on the power of 1000 evil human souls to start the apocalypse. Guess what happens.

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* Film/GhostRider's Penance Stare allows him to burn the pain of all the people someone has hurt into that person's soul. The film's villain, a demon, has no soul and is thus immune. Near the end, he takes on the power of 1000 evil human souls to start the apocalypse. Guess what happens.apocalypse, which removes his immunity and allows Ghost Rider to destroy him forever.
1st Feb '17 9:44:17 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* The film ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' features Chance and Shadow, two dogs, swimming across a shallow part of a river. The cat named Sassy, who refuses to get wet at all, tries to cross a makeshift bridge of logs, branches, and rocks in the rapids. The branch breaks, sending Sassy into the rapids, [[spoiler:and eventually, over a waterfall. She survives, though]]. By the end of the journey, she seems to have learned her lesson.

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* The film ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' features Chance and Shadow, two dogs, swimming across a shallow part of a river. The cat named Sassy, who refuses to get wet at all, tries to cross a makeshift bridge of logs, branches, and rocks in the rapids. The branch breaks, sending Sassy into the rapids, [[spoiler:and eventually, over a waterfall. She survives, though]].survives]]. By the end of the journey, she seems to have learned her lesson.



* In ''Film/HappyGilmore'', snobby golf pro Shooter [=McGavin=] is highly offended by Happy's coarse, unprofessional attitude to golf (and the threat he poses to the attention and awards Shooter believes are rightfully his) and ends up going to all kinds of lengths to undermine or sabotage Happy. Thing is, Happy initially makes no secret of his disdain for golf and is only playing in the first place to raise some quick money, but becomes so antagonised by Shooter that he decides to add "kick Shooter's ass" to his life of things to do. Shooter ends up losing the tour to Happy, whereas if he'd just bitten his tongue and waited Happy would have likely quit well before it came to that point.

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* In ''Film/HappyGilmore'', snobby golf pro Shooter [=McGavin=] is highly offended by Happy's coarse, unprofessional attitude to golf (and the threat he poses to the attention and awards Shooter believes are rightfully his) and ends up going to all kinds of lengths to undermine or sabotage Happy. Thing is, Happy initially makes no secret of his disdain for golf and is only playing in the first place to raise some quick money, but becomes so antagonised by Shooter that he decides to add "kick Shooter's ass" to his life list of things to do. Shooter ends up losing the tour to Happy, whereas if he'd just bitten his tongue and waited Happy would have likely quit well before it came to that point.


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*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016''
** By imprisoning multiple Assassin descendants and putting them into the Animus, Abstergo is able to track down the Apple of Eden. [[spoiler:However, they realize too late that they've also made their prisoners stronger thanks to the Bleeding Effect, allowing them to escape and take down many of their personnel. To make matters worse, their victory in finding the Apple is short lived because those very same Assassins are able to infiltrate their grand temple, assassinate Alan Rikkin, and steal the Apple]]. One of the security officials even lampshades it while looking at surveillance footage of Callum:
--> "We are feeding the beast."
** Collecting the weapons of previous Assassins (most likely for research in boosting synchronization) might have seemed harmless at the time. [[spoiler:That is until it gives their prisoners a full armory to take down everyone]].
28th Jan '17 6:52:37 PM ZimFan89
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* During the climax of ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'', [[TrueFinalBoss Dr. Issacs]] is KilledOffForReal by [[spoiler: his own clone]], who is himself then subsequently DevouredByTheHorde of zombies he'd been bearing down on Alice but apparently forgot about due to the confrontation.
25th Jan '17 12:09:18 AM PaulA
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* ''TheWindInTheWillows''/''[[MarketBasedTitle Mr. Toad's Wild Ride]]'': [[BigBad Chief Weasel]] tries to blow up Toad Hall from the dog food factory. Rat switched the labels on some barrels labeled "bones" and "explosives" earlier on. You can probably figure out how this ends...

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* ''TheWindInTheWillows''/''[[MarketBasedTitle Mr. Toad's Wild Ride]]'': ''Film/{{The Wind in the Willows|1996}}'': [[BigBad Chief Weasel]] tries to blow up Toad Hall from the dog food factory. Rat switched the labels on some barrels labeled "bones" and "explosives" earlier on. You can probably figure out how this ends...
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