History HoistByHisOwnPetard / VideoGames

8th Dec '17 1:45:17 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series, the titular Prime can only be destroyed by the very Phazon it produces. In the first game, Samus defeats it by standing in the pools of Phazon it excretes, thus activating the Hyper Beam. In the second, Samus has no compatible suit, but she can absorb motes of free-floating Phazon released by [[EvilCounterpart Dark Samus]] for the same effect. In the third, she's [[PowerIncontinence locked into Hypermode]] by the environment on Phaaze, so blasting Phazon at the enemy is pretty much all she can do. One wonders why a creature that was mutated and enhanced by, which ''produces'', and at one point became ''composed'' of the stuff can be hurt lethally by blasts of it.

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* In the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' ''VideoGame/{{Metroid Prime|Trilogy}}'' series, the titular Prime can only be destroyed by the very Phazon it produces. In the first game, Samus defeats it by standing in the pools of Phazon it excretes, thus activating the Hyper Beam. In the second, Samus has no compatible suit, but she can absorb motes of free-floating Phazon released by [[EvilCounterpart Dark Samus]] for the same effect. In the third, she's [[PowerIncontinence locked into Hypermode]] by the environment on Phaaze, so blasting Phazon at the enemy is pretty much all she can do. One wonders why a creature that was mutated and enhanced by, which ''produces'', and at one point became ''composed'' of the stuff can be hurt lethally by blasts of it.



** At this point it's safe to say that the main purpose of Samus' hyper-adaptable armorsuit is to find a way of making any gadgetry she stumbles across into implausibly devastating armaments. The grapple-beam gets replaced with industrial lifting equipment in MetroidPrime, but by Metroid Prime 3, it can be adapted to suck the life out of enemies, with a side order of paralysis. As with many examples on this page, 'overloading' something with more of whatever it likes is a popular method of Petard-Hoisting, but Samus Aran could weaponize a Brita filter.

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** At this point it's safe to say that the main purpose of Samus' hyper-adaptable armorsuit is to find a way of making any gadgetry she stumbles across into implausibly devastating armaments. The grapple-beam gets replaced with industrial lifting equipment in MetroidPrime, ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', but by Metroid Prime 3, it can be adapted to suck the life out of enemies, with a side order of paralysis. As with many examples on this page, 'overloading' something with more of whatever it likes is a popular method of Petard-Hoisting, but Samus Aran could weaponize a Brita filter.
4th Dec '17 10:38:11 PM Zerukin
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*** [[MonsterClown Evan the Clown]], an exclusive boss to ''Off The Record'', is frozen by one of his own ice grenades.
5th Nov '17 2:09:28 PM Jehanna
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** This trope is used doubly for Barlowe, as he not only does he get killed by his own student/"daughter"/experiment, but ALSO by his own moves if you have the foresight to pull it off of him mid-fight.

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** This trope is used doubly for Barlowe, [[spoiler:Barlowe]], as he not only does he get killed by his own student/"daughter"/experiment, but ALSO by his own moves if you have the foresight to pull it off of him mid-fight.
3rd Nov '17 7:21:10 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* At the start of ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus'', Frau Engel kills [[spoiler:Caroline]] via decapitation with a fire axe. At the game's end Blazkowicz descends from the ceiling, brandishing a hatchet, and proceeds to split her skull in two with it. [[UpToEleven On live television]].
10th Aug '17 3:50:34 PM Vir
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* * In ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter: Logan's Shadow'', [[BigBad Ghassan al-Bitar]] is killed by one of his own XZ-2 bombs that was sabotaged to malfunction.

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* * In ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter: Logan's Shadow'', [[BigBad Ghassan al-Bitar]] is killed by one of his own XZ-2 bombs that was sabotaged to malfunction.
30th Jul '17 9:56:27 PM Dravencour
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*** On the other hand, if you are against the Institue, they get killed by their brand new nuclear reactor meant to guarantee their future. In addition, they ended up letting the Sole Survivor live [[spoiler: as a back-up replacement for Shaun]] while killing everybody else in Vallout 11. In other hands, they choose to let the person who was primarily responsible for their downfall live.

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*** On the other hand, if you are against the Institue, Institute, they get killed by their the brand new nuclear reactor meant to guarantee their future. In addition, they ended up letting the Sole Survivor live [[spoiler: as a back-up replacement for Shaun]] while killing everybody else in Vallout 11. Vault 111. In other hands, words, they choose to let the person who was primarily responsible for their downfall live.



** From the same game, Kratos steals Hercules' [[PowerFist cestus]] and uses it to cave his skull in, and kills a giant scorpion by impaling it on its own stinger. In the second game, Theseus is stabbed through the guts with his own spear and has his head smashed in with the door he was trying to prevent Kratos from passing through, and the Barbarian King is crushed with his own hammer.

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** From the same game, Kratos steals Hercules' [[PowerFist cestus]] and uses it to cave his skull in, and kills a giant scorpion by impaling it on its own stinger. In the second game, Theseus is stabbed through the guts with his own spear and has his head smashed in with the door he was trying to prevent Kratos from passing through, and the through. The Barbarian King from Kratos's past is crushed with his own hammer.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', Curtis Blackburn is executed when Dan Smith sets off his evisceration machine, which guts him and hangs up his corpse like it did the little girls he was organ-farming.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', the evil stepmother and [[CainAndAble stepsisters]] attempt to [[MoralEventHorizon murder]] Disney/{{Cinderella}} with an [[TheHeartless Unversed]] summoned from [[ThePowerOfHate their hatred towards her]]. [[spoiler:And their (deserved) deaths were [[TheUnfought not triggered]] by a [[ActionGirl female]] [[MagicKnight Keyblade-wielding wizard]]...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', Curtis Blackburn is executed when Dan Smith sets off his evisceration machine, which guts him and hangs up his corpse like it did with the little girls he was organ-farming.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', the evil stepmother and [[CainAndAble [[CainAndAbel stepsisters]] attempt to [[MoralEventHorizon murder]] Disney/{{Cinderella}} with an [[TheHeartless Unversed]] summoned from [[ThePowerOfHate their hatred towards her]]. [[spoiler:And their (deserved) deaths were [[TheUnfought not triggered]] by a [[ActionGirl female]] [[MagicKnight Keyblade-wielding wizard]]...]]
30th Jul '17 10:35:57 AM Siempie
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* A few of the bosses in ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' can't be damaged by Sonic and have to be defeated by turning their own weapons against them. A particularly glaring example is the machine Robotnik uses at the end of Lava Reef zone, as you don't even have to ''try'' to damage it; [[TacticalSuicideBoss it just repeatedly launches bombs that it seems to willfully redirect back into itself until it eventually explodes.]]
** In ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', when you fight Silver the Hedgehog, he tries to squish Sonic with a giant ball of debris when he's down to his last hit. When Sonic hits him, he's knocked into the ground and promptly ran over.

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A few of the bosses in ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' can't be damaged by Sonic and have to be defeated by turning their own weapons against them. A particularly glaring example is the machine Robotnik uses at the end of Lava Reef zone, as you don't even have to ''try'' to damage it; [[TacticalSuicideBoss it just repeatedly launches bombs that it seems to willfully redirect back into itself until it eventually explodes.]]
** In ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', when you fight in his rival battle, [[MindOverMatter Silver the Hedgehog, he Hedgehog]] tries to squish Sonic with a giant ball of compressed debris when he's down to his last hit. When Sonic hits him, he's knocked into the ground and promptly ran over.over by said ball.
27th Jul '17 1:26:12 AM Neosonic97
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* In the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series, the entire series started with Cortex doing this. How, you might ask? By mutating Crash in the first place, and insisting on using the Cortex Vortex on him without figuring out why it wasn't working on Crash. Naturally, Crash escaped, then went and brought down Cortex's entire army. And then he did it a bunch more.
26th Jun '17 7:54:56 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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*In ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'', the explosive charge set by an allied soldier on a bridge in 'Scavengers' explodes early, killing him and incapacitating Keegan.
25th Jun '17 11:29:08 AM Trueman001
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* The 8-bit-era parody adventure game ''Bored Of The Rings'' has in one area a basilisk; if the protagonist (Fordo) enters that area without protection, the basilisk accidentally kills him with its gaze. As indicated in the Mythology and Religion section, the solution is to carry a mirror, so that the basilisk kills itself instead.
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