History HoistByHisOwnPetard / VideoGames

5th Apr '16 11:57:56 PM PokeMaster99999
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** The moves Mirror Move, Copycat (the user uses the move last used by the target), and Snatch (the user steals the effects of the status move used by the target, usually a healing or stat-changing move) can occasionally lead to this trope. Better yet is the priority version of the first, Me First, which lets the user make the attack the opponent is ''about'' to make.

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** The moves Mirror Move, Copycat (the user uses the move last used by the target), and Snatch (the user steals the effects of the status move used by the target, usually a healing or stat-changing move) can occasionally lead to this trope. Better yet is the priority version of the first, Me First, which lets the user make the attack the opponent is ''about'' to make.
3rd Mar '16 6:54:05 AM Ohio9
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'', Navarro's plan is to take the gold statue and use its mutating effect as a weapon to be sold to the highest bidder, but he is killed by the statue when it is pushed off the ship and a rope attached to it gets tangled around his leg, dragging him to the bottom of the ocean with it.
31st Jan '16 10:04:16 PM Vir
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** In the ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Mario & Luigi]]'' series, many enemy attacks could be countered by sending their own attacks back to them.

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** In the ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Mario & Luigi]]'' ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series, many enemy attacks could be countered by sending their own attacks back to them.



** In ''[[VideoGame/LuigisMansion Luigi's Mansion]]'', one of the portrait ghosts, Slim Bankshot, is a billiards master. He'll shoot billiards around the room when you enter, and very rarely, one of them will hit him as he walks around the table. You're supposed to [[FreudWasRight suck up the balls]] and shoot them back at him, though, so it counts either way.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/LuigisMansion Luigi's Mansion]]'', ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', one of the portrait ghosts, Slim Bankshot, is a billiards master. He'll shoot billiards around the room when you enter, and very rarely, one of them will hit him as he walks around the table. You're supposed to [[FreudWasRight suck up the balls]] and shoot them back at him, though, so it counts either way.way.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', Pinna Park has Electrokoopas that attack Mario by hurling their electric shells at him, which fly a distance before returning to them. Spraying the Electrokoopa with F.L.U.D.D. while its shell is in mid-flight will lead to it electrocuting itself when the shell comes back.



* In pretty much any ''SuperMarioBros'' game, there will be at least one boss fight which can only by won by exploiting a key element that's right there in the boss fight room, sometimes because the boss is actively utilizing it against ''you''. The best example is probably stunning the Mecha-Koopas Bowser tosses at you at the end of ''SuperMarioWorld'' so you can throw them back at him.
22nd Jan '16 4:47:35 PM kome360
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* The true BigBad of the ''Videogame/InfinityBlade'' series is ultimately defeated by the one member of the race of immortals he created whose actions he could never predict. The guy even used weapons created by the Big Bad to beat him (including the sword that the BigBad carried to their battle).

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* The true BigBad of the ''Videogame/InfinityBlade'' series is ultimately defeated by the one member of the race of immortals he created whose actions he could never predict. The guy even used weapons created by Even with all the Big Bad safeguards on each of his weapons, he forgot to beat him (including put one on the sword that the BigBad carried to their battle).torture machine.
19th Jan '16 4:41:06 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has the final boss in the pacifist route get done in by the very power he was seeking to obtain. [[spoiler: Flowey absorbs the 6 human souls and the soul of every monster to obtain his true form, Asriel Dreemurr, who was a young boy before he died and was reborn as Flowey. With all the souls at his hands, Asriel has massive power, but the souls also give him the ability to feel compassion and love again whereas his Flowey form did not due to said form not having a soul to begin with. The ability to have empathy is what brings Asriel down when you keep showing him mercy as he once again feels the same compassion and love he once had when he was alive and he eventually gives up.]]
22nd Dec '15 10:38:21 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{RefleX}}'': In [[WhamEpisode Area 7]], ZODIAC Virgo succeeds in totaling the Phoenix with an unavoidable attack and killing [[PlayerCharacter its pilot]]. It very quickly wishes it hadn't done that when the Phoenix, now the ZODIAC Ophiuchus, revives and sprouts wings, improved guns, and a previously-finite AttackReflector shield that can now be used infinitely. Ophiuchus then chases after Virgo and throws every [[BulletHell bullet]] that's blue back at Virgo, killing it.[[note]]It's possible to kill Virgo using the main shot, but the main shot does so little damage compared to reflected shots that it's more practical to just invoke this trope with your shield.[[/note]]
22nd Dec '15 10:37:52 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{RefleX}}'': In [[WhamEpisode Area 7]], ZODIAC Virgo succeeds in totaling the Phoenix with an unavoidable attack and killing [[PlayerCharacter its pilot]]. It very quickly wishes it hadn't done that when the Phoenix, now the ZODIAC Ophiuchus, revives, sprouts wings, improved guns, and a previously-finite AttackReflector shield that can now be used infinitely. Ophiuchus then chases after Virgo and throws every [[BulletHell bullet]] that's blue back at Virgo, killing it.[[note]]It's possible to kill Virgo using the main shot, but the main shot does so little damage compared to reflected shots that it's more practical to just invoke this trope with your shield.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{RefleX}}'': In [[WhamEpisode Area 7]], ZODIAC Virgo succeeds in totaling the Phoenix with an unavoidable attack and killing [[PlayerCharacter its pilot]]. It very quickly wishes it hadn't done that when the Phoenix, now the ZODIAC Ophiuchus, revives, revives and sprouts wings, improved guns, and a previously-finite AttackReflector shield that can now be used infinitely. Ophiuchus then chases after Virgo and throws every [[BulletHell bullet]] that's blue back at Virgo, killing it.[[note]]It's possible to kill Virgo using the main shot, but the main shot does so little damage compared to reflected shots that it's more practical to just invoke this trope with your shield.[[/note]]
22nd Dec '15 10:37:29 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{RefleX}}'': In [[WhamEpisode Area 7]], ZODIAC Virgo succeeds in totaling the Phoenix with an unavoidable attack and killing [[PlayerCharacter its pilot]]. It very quickly wishes it hadn't done that when the Phoenix, now the ZODIAC Ophiuchus, sprouts wings, improved guns, and a previously-finite AttackReflector shield that can now be used infinitely. Ophiuchus then chases after Virgo and throws every [[BulletHell bullet]] that's blue back at Virgo, killing it.[[note]]It's possible to kill Virgo using the main shot, but the main shot does so little damage compared to reflected shots that it's more practical to just invoke this trope with your shield.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{RefleX}}'': In [[WhamEpisode Area 7]], ZODIAC Virgo succeeds in totaling the Phoenix with an unavoidable attack and killing [[PlayerCharacter its pilot]]. It very quickly wishes it hadn't done that when the Phoenix, now the ZODIAC Ophiuchus, revives, sprouts wings, improved guns, and a previously-finite AttackReflector shield that can now be used infinitely. Ophiuchus then chases after Virgo and throws every [[BulletHell bullet]] that's blue back at Virgo, killing it.[[note]]It's possible to kill Virgo using the main shot, but the main shot does so little damage compared to reflected shots that it's more practical to just invoke this trope with your shield.[[/note]]
22nd Dec '15 10:36:34 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{RefleX}}'': In [[WhamEpisode Area 7]], ZODIAC Virgo succeeds in totaling the Phoenix and killing [[PlayerCharacter its pilot]]. It very quickly wishes it hadn't done that when the Phoenix, now the ZODIAC Ophiuchus, sprouts wings, improved guns, and a previously-finite AttackReflector shield that can now be used infinitely. Ophiuchus then chases after Virgo and throws every [[BulletHell bullet]] that's blue back at Virgo, killing it.[[note]]It's possible to kill Virgo using the main shot, but the main shot does so little damage compared to reflected shots that it's more practical to just invoke this trope via reflected shots.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{RefleX}}'': In [[WhamEpisode Area 7]], ZODIAC Virgo succeeds in totaling the Phoenix with an unavoidable attack and killing [[PlayerCharacter its pilot]]. It very quickly wishes it hadn't done that when the Phoenix, now the ZODIAC Ophiuchus, sprouts wings, improved guns, and a previously-finite AttackReflector shield that can now be used infinitely. Ophiuchus then chases after Virgo and throws every [[BulletHell bullet]] that's blue back at Virgo, killing it.[[note]]It's possible to kill Virgo using the main shot, but the main shot does so little damage compared to reflected shots that it's more practical to just invoke this trope via reflected shots.with your shield.[[/note]]
22nd Dec '15 10:35:38 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{RefleX}}'': In [[WhamEpisode Area 7]], ZODIAC Virgo succeeds in totaling the Phoenix and killing [[PlayerCharacer its pilot]]. It very quickly wishes it hadn't done that when the Phoenix, now the ZODIAC Ophiuchus, sprouts wings, improved guns, and a previously-finite AttackReflector shield that can now be used infinitely. Ophiuchus then chases after Virgo and throws every [[BulletHell bullet]] that's blue back at Virgo, killing it.[[note]]It's possible to kill Virgo using the main shot, but the main shot does so little damage compared to reflected shots that it's more practical to just invoke this trope via reflected shots.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{RefleX}}'': In [[WhamEpisode Area 7]], ZODIAC Virgo succeeds in totaling the Phoenix and killing [[PlayerCharacer [[PlayerCharacter its pilot]]. It very quickly wishes it hadn't done that when the Phoenix, now the ZODIAC Ophiuchus, sprouts wings, improved guns, and a previously-finite AttackReflector shield that can now be used infinitely. Ophiuchus then chases after Virgo and throws every [[BulletHell bullet]] that's blue back at Virgo, killing it.[[note]]It's possible to kill Virgo using the main shot, but the main shot does so little damage compared to reflected shots that it's more practical to just invoke this trope via reflected shots.[[/note]]
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