History HoistByHisOwnPetard / Theatre

27th May '17 12:53:52 AM jtierney50
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* Not killed, and not a villain, but nonetheless hoisted: in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', the Reynolds Pamphlet is intended to save Hamilton's reputation by absolving him of all possible suspicion regarding the accusations of treason leveled against him. While it does do that, it also kills his political career, presidential aspirations, emotional affair, physical affair, marriage, [[spoiler:and son]].
23rd Jan '17 6:53:24 PM wolftickets1969
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* In the Junior stage production of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Ursula is unable to control the power of Triton's trident due to Ariel stealing her nautilus shell, and ends up fatally caught up in her own MegaMaelstrom.
2nd Nov '16 7:41:34 AM LadyJaneGrey
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{{Theatre}} can't afford to lose valuable actors, and one of [[DisneyVillainDeath the most convincing "deaths"]] is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by the dying character's own machinations]].

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{{Theatre}} can't afford to lose valuable actors, and seeing as it's the medium of the TropeNamer, one of [[DisneyVillainDeath the most convincing "deaths"]] is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by the dying character's own machinations]].
25th Sep '15 10:56:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Oklahoma}}'', Jud Fry dies when he tries to stab Curly with a knife and falls on it himself.

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* In ''{{Oklahoma}}'', ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'', Jud Fry dies when he tries to stab Curly with a knife and falls on it himself.
31st Dec '14 11:26:33 AM nombretomado
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* Stand-up comedian & ventriloquist JeffDunham's wife had the idea to breed their pet Chihuahua, resulting in the runt of the litter, Rusty, who Jeff claims will urinate on his wife in the middle of the night when the two have an unresolved argument.

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* Stand-up comedian & ventriloquist JeffDunham's Creator/JeffDunham's wife had the idea to breed their pet Chihuahua, resulting in the runt of the litter, Rusty, who Jeff claims will urinate on his wife in the middle of the night when the two have an unresolved argument.
11th Dec '14 12:05:04 PM THEBATHEAD
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{{Theatre}} can't afford to lose valuable actors, and one of [[DisneyVillainDeath the most convincing "deaths"]] is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by the dying character's own machinations]].
12th Jul '14 7:44:05 PM WillBGood
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** Later, [[spoiler:Giovanni gave [=MechaMew2=] the ability to "learn", which results in it "learning" the difference between good and evil thanks to Mewtwo and Ash. Having learned right from wrong and which one Giovanni is, MechaMew2 tries to take Giovanni with it by blowing up.]]

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** Later, [[spoiler:Giovanni gave [=MechaMew2=] the ability to "learn", which results in it "learning" the difference between good and evil thanks to Mewtwo and Ash. Having learned right from wrong and which one Giovanni is, MechaMew2 [=MechaMew2=] tries to take Giovanni with it by blowing up.]]
4th Mar '14 10:45:01 AM lalalei2001
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** Additionally, Laertes is slain by Hamlet with his own poison-tipped foil

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** Additionally, Laertes is slain by Hamlet with his own poison-tipped foilfoil.
* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', Jessie and James fall into their own pit trap.
** Later, [[spoiler:Giovanni gave [=MechaMew2=] the ability to "learn", which results in it "learning" the difference between good and evil thanks to Mewtwo and Ash. Having learned right from wrong and which one Giovanni is, MechaMew2 tries to take Giovanni with it by blowing up.]]
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10th Oct '13 2:47:23 PM sdmcgrat
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** And the line itself refers to his forging a royal execution order for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, when they were taking him to be executed.

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** And the line itself refers to his forging a royal execution order for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, when they were taking him to be executed.executed.
** Additionally, Laertes is slain by Hamlet with his own poison-tipped foil
8th May '12 8:43:11 AM Eegah
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* The TropeNamer is ''{{Theatre/Hamlet}}'', in which King Claudius' plan to poison Hamlet ends with being poisoned himself.

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* The TropeNamer is ''{{Theatre/Hamlet}}'', in which King Claudius' plan to poison Hamlet ends with being poisoned himself.himself.
** And the line itself refers to his forging a royal execution order for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, when they were taking him to be executed.
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