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27th Nov '16 2:36:47 PM SomberCaelifera
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* In the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series this happens a few times. One notable example is in ''The Sable Quean''. Queen Vilaya, who poisons an young slave because he talked back to her, at the climax when his vengeful friend is chasing her, trips. The vial containing a poisoned blade, (the one she used on the slave) which she wore on a necklace, shatters and stabs her.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series this happens a few times. One notable example is in ''The Sable Quean''. Queen Vilaya, who poisons an a young slave because he talked back to her, at the climax when his vengeful friend is chasing her, trips. The vial containing a poisoned blade, (the one she used on the slave) which she wore on a necklace, shatters and stabs her.
27th Nov '16 2:34:26 PM SomberCaelifera
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** Also happens to the dwarf turning himself in a squirrell.

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** Also happens to the dwarf turning himself in a squirrell.squirrel.



* In the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series this happens a few times. One notable example is in ''The Sable Quean'' Queen Vilaya who poisons an young slave because he talked back to her, at the climax when his vengeful friend is chasing her at the climax Vilaya trips and her vial of poison shatters cutting herself thus being killed in a rather karmic way with her own weapon.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series this happens a few times. One notable example is in ''The Sable Quean'' Quean''. Queen Vilaya Vilaya, who poisons an young slave because he talked back to her, at the climax when his vengeful friend is chasing her at the climax Vilaya trips and her her, trips. The vial of poison containing a poisoned blade, (the one she used on the slave) which she wore on a necklace, shatters cutting herself thus being killed in a rather karmic way with her own weapon.and stabs her.



** In ''Mariel of Redwall'', Gabool the Wild had a giant scorpion in a pit which he throws in those he doesn't like. At the climax when escaping the horde of heroes all wanting his head, he isn't looking where he was going and... guess what he ends up falling into.

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** In ''Mariel of Redwall'', Gabool the Wild had a giant scorpion in a pit which he throws in those he doesn't like. At the climax climax, when escaping the horde of heroes all wanting his head, he isn't looking where he was is going and... guess what he ends up falling into.
24th Nov '16 12:41:34 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''The Secret Keepers'', another novel by Trenton Lee Stewart (author of ''The Mysterious Benedict Society''), the main antagonist, The Smoke, fills his mansion with with traps which lead to the victim being imprisoned in the basement. The book's protagonist, Reuben, manages to trick him into getting snared in one of his own traps without the keys to unlock himself by baiting him with the one thing he want most.
15th Nov '16 8:03:29 PM JMQwilleran
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* In the original ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' book, Mr. Curtain's Whisperer invention actually provides Reynie with the encouragement he needs to resist it. The Whisperer is designed to soothe fears by simply telling those in it soothing messages. Reynie's fear, however, is of being alone, and of being so because he's betrayed his friends. It tells him that he would never betray his friends, that he's strong enough, which is exactly what Reynie needs to hear to ''not'' betray them by holding out against the Whisperer until help can come.
6th Nov '16 4:06:13 PM dlchen145
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** Mesa certainly has one of these coming, seeing as how their massive conspiracy to exterminate the Star Empire of Manticore and the Republic of Haven by keeping them constantly at war with each other has resulted in a massive, massive [[TookALevelInBadass increase]] in the levels of technology employed by the Manticorans and Havenites. Well, as it turns out, Victor Cachat and Anton Zilwicki are very, very much NotQuiteDead, and the end result is that Manticore and Haven - whose space navies are now approximately a thousand times more BadAss than they were - are teaming up to turn all that technology, skill, pent-up anger and experience on ''them''. Essentially, Mesa is facing the single set of Allied nations in the ''galaxy'' that is ready, willing, and ''able'' to destroy them, and has spent the better part of a century honing themselves to do just that.

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** Mesa certainly has one of these coming, seeing as how their massive conspiracy to exterminate the Star Empire of Manticore and the Republic of Haven by keeping them constantly at war with each other has resulted in a massive, massive [[TookALevelInBadass increase]] in the levels of technology employed by the Manticorans and Havenites. Well, as it turns out, Victor Cachat and Anton Zilwicki are very, very much NotQuiteDead, and the end result is that Manticore and Haven - whose space navies are now approximately a thousand times more BadAss badass than they were - are teaming up to turn all that technology, skill, pent-up anger and experience on ''them''. Essentially, Mesa is facing the single set of Allied nations in the ''galaxy'' that is ready, willing, and ''able'' to destroy them, and has spent the better part of a century honing themselves to do just that.
4th Nov '16 3:56:31 PM WillBGood
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* In "Literature/TheHeroesofOlympus" EvilChancellor Octavian, in trying to kill Jason (though his motives were questionable seeing as he was just straight up insane by now) kills himself when his clothes are stuck in the catapult he is trying to launch. Because of his actions and nature, nobody tries to stop him.

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* In "Literature/TheHeroesofOlympus" ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' EvilChancellor Octavian, in trying to kill Jason (though his motives were questionable seeing as he was just straight up insane by now) kills himself when his clothes are stuck in the catapult he is trying to launch. Because of his actions and nature, nobody tries to stop him.
2nd Nov '16 2:59:41 PM SimiOfDoom
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* Draconus from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' gets to find out exactly how well his newly forged sword Dragnipur does its job when he winds up getting his sould trapped in it himself.
2nd Oct '16 5:01:19 PM foxley
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* "Sweat", a short story by Zora Neale Hurston,(best known for her novel Literature/TheirEyesWereWatchingGod), deals with a woman slowly freeing herself from an abusive marriage. In a last ditch effort to make Delia obedient again, her husband Sykes brings a rattlesnake into the house to threaten her with. It gets out eventually and Delia flees to the barn to stay the night, while Sykes comes home and is killed by the snake. Delia also notes that he had no matches to light a lamp, which might have saved him, because he gave them all to his mistress.

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* "Sweat", a short story by Zora Neale Hurston,(best known for her novel Literature/TheirEyesWereWatchingGod), ''Literature/TheirEyesWereWatchingGod''), deals with a woman slowly freeing herself from an abusive marriage. In a last ditch effort to make Delia obedient again, her husband Sykes brings a rattlesnake into the house to threaten her with. It gets out eventually and Delia flees to the barn to stay the night, while Sykes comes home and is killed by the snake. Delia also notes that he had no matches to light a lamp, which might have saved him, because he gave them all to his mistress.
* ''Literature/ShadowPolice'': In ''The Severed Streets'' [[spoiler:Russell Vincent]] becomes the final victim of [[JackTheRipper the Ripper]] - the spirit he had turned loose to murder his enemies - after he loses control it (due to the efforts of the team).
22nd Sep '16 9:37:31 PM Doodler
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* "Sweat", a short story by Zora Neale Hurston,(best known for her novel Literature/TheirEyesWereWatchingGod), deals with a woman slowly freeing herself from an abusive marriage. In a last ditch effort to make Delia obedient again, her husband Sam brings a rattlesnake into the house to threaten her with. It gets out eventually and Delia flees to the barn to stay the night, while Sam comes home and is killed by the snake. Delia also notes that he had no matches to light a lamp, which might have saved him, because he gave them all to his mistress.

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* "Sweat", a short story by Zora Neale Hurston,(best known for her novel Literature/TheirEyesWereWatchingGod), deals with a woman slowly freeing herself from an abusive marriage. In a last ditch effort to make Delia obedient again, her husband Sam Sykes brings a rattlesnake into the house to threaten her with. It gets out eventually and Delia flees to the barn to stay the night, while Sam Sykes comes home and is killed by the snake. Delia also notes that he had no matches to light a lamp, which might have saved him, because he gave them all to his mistress.
22nd Sep '16 9:34:18 PM Doodler
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* "Sweat", a short story by Zora Neale Hurston,(best known for her novel Literature/TheirEyesWereWatchingGod), deals with a woman slowly freeing herself from an abusive marriage. In a last ditch effort to make Delia obedient again, her husband Sam brings a rattlesnake into the house to threaten her with. It gets out eventually and Delia flees to the barn to stay the night, while Sam comes home and is killed by the snake. Delia also notes that he had no matches to light a lamp, which might have saved him, because he gave them all to his mistress.
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