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25th Jul '16 7:19:25 AM Rakurai
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* In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, Wario's signature [[Fartillery Wario Waft]] is his strongest attack, dealing a ridiculous amount of damage (And knockback as of Smash 4) when fully charged. However, it's also able to KO him if he rockets off the top of the screen with it accidentally. The AI isn't programmed to understand this and will occasionally self-destruct if you engage them in air combat towards the upper limits of a stage.

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* In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, Wario's signature [[Fartillery Wario Waft]] Waft is his strongest attack, dealing a ridiculous amount of damage (And knockback as of Smash 4) when fully charged. However, it's also able to KO him if he rockets off the top of the screen with it accidentally. The AI isn't programmed to understand this and will occasionally self-destruct if you engage them in air combat towards the upper limits of a stage.
25th Jul '16 7:18:30 AM Rakurai
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* In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, a number of fighters have abilities that allow you to reflect their projectiles back at them, including Mario's cape, Fox and Falco's shield and Zelda's spell Naryu's Love.

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* In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, Wario's signature [[Fartillery Wario Waft]] is his strongest attack, dealing a number ridiculous amount of fighters have abilities that allow damage (And knockback as of Smash 4) when fully charged. However, it's also able to KO him if he rockets off the top of the screen with it accidentally. The AI isn't programmed to understand this and will occasionally self-destruct if you to reflect their projectiles back at them, including Mario's cape, Fox and Falco's shield and Zelda's spell Naryu's Love.engage them in air combat towards the upper limits of a stage.
5th Jul '16 2:22:53 PM Vir
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'', this trope is invoked to make AnIcePerson show up within Par Ruins. The boss' Stomp skill makes it drop Ice Poles, which you have to use on it.



* In ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'': Wings of Liberty, Raynor was able to recover an old recording of Mengsk's [[BastardlySpeech "I will rule this sector" speech]]. Then broadcast it by using Mengsk's own media.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'': ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', the Confederacy used the psi-emitters to lure the Zerg onto their enemies. Sons of Korhal later use those psi-emitters to draw the Zerg into attacking the Confederacy.
** The unofficial expansion/modpack ''VideoGame/{{Huncraft}}'' ends with Duran mocking the now infested Raynor, and detonating him. Before exploding, Raynor runs up to Duran and the explosion kills them both.
* In ''VideoGame/StarCraftII:
Wings of Liberty, Liberty'', Raynor was able to recover an old recording of Mengsk's [[BastardlySpeech "I will rule this sector" speech]]. Then broadcast it by using Mengsk's own media.



** In ''{{VideoGame/StarCraft}}'', the Confederacy used the psi-emitters to lure the Zerg onto their enemies. Sons of Korhal later use those psi-emitters to draw the Zerg into attacking the Confederacy.
** The unofficial expansion/modpack VideoGame/{{Huncraft}} ends with Duran mocking the now infested Raynor, and detonating him. Before exploding, Raynor runs up to Duran and the explosion kills them both.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'', this trope is invoked to make AnIcePerson show up within Par Ruins. The boss' Stomp skill makes it drop Ice Poles, which you have to use on it.



* In ''VideoGame/StretchPanic'', one FlunkyBoss and her {{Mooks}} are completely harmless until she gathers them up and they enter a vertically-opening dome that turns them monstrous. If you remove the {{Mooks}} before they and the boss are transformed, the boss will become enraged, throw her arms up, and the two halves of the dome will clamp down on them and damage her.



* ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'': When Kazuya Mishima was a kid, his father, Heihachi, tossed him into a ravine so he would man up. He managed to survive and climb out after making a DealWithTheDevil, and defeated Heihachi in the first game, then proceeded to throw his father down the same ravine.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'': When Kazuya Mishima was a kid, his father, Heihachi, tossed him into a ravine so he would man up. He managed to survive and climb out after making a DealWithTheDevil, and defeated Heihachi in the first game, then proceeded to throw his father down the same ravine.



* In ''{{VideoGame/Uplink}}'', this is an AwesomeButImpractical way to finish off the evil MegaCorp at the end of the game: the player can destroy the corporation's main computer using a virus developed by the very same corporation. (There are other, more BoringButPractical ways to accomplish the same goal, but hey, RuleOfCool.)

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Uplink}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Uplink}}'', this is an AwesomeButImpractical way to finish off the evil MegaCorp at the end of the game: the player can destroy the corporation's main computer using a virus developed by the very same corporation. (There are other, more BoringButPractical ways to accomplish the same goal, but hey, RuleOfCool.)



* Rubick the Grand Magus from ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'' seeks to invoke this trope with his ultimate, ''[[PowerCopying Spell Steal.]]''

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* Rubick the Grand Magus from ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' seeks to invoke this trope with his ultimate, ''[[PowerCopying Spell Steal.]]''
15th May '16 7:04:20 PM wolftickets1969
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if siding with the Insitute, you use [[HumongousMecha Liberty Prime]] to blow up the Brotherhood of Steel's airship.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if siding with the Insitute, you use [[HumongousMecha Liberty Prime]] to blow up the Brotherhood of Steel's airship.[[CoolAirship airship]].
15th May '16 7:03:24 PM wolftickets1969
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if siding with the Insitute, you use [[HumongousMecha Liberty Prime]] to blow up the Brotherhood of Steel's airship.
12th May '16 10:43:35 AM Morgenthaler
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** On a bigger scale, Ezio might not have been so fixated on wiping out the Italian [[KnightsTemplar Templars]] if they hadn't tried to remove the threat posed by his Assassin family.

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** On a bigger scale, Ezio might not have been so fixated on wiping out the Italian [[KnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] if they hadn't tried to remove the threat posed by his Assassin family.
1st May '16 1:50:27 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'', the nastiest thing the [[FlunkyBoss Qurupeco]] can do to a hunter is call for the [[TheDreaded Deviljho]], a massive Tyrannosaurus-like monster. This naturally tends to be a suicidal move by the Qurupeco as the Deviljho is extremely powerful and aggressive and will often inflict a CurbStompBattle on the dumb Qurupeco who called for it.
30th Apr '16 11:45:19 AM AG1995
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': The first court case reveals that Sayaka fell victim to this, as she had originally invited Leon over to kill him and frame Makoto (who had agreed to swap rooms for a night), but ended up having her wrist broken and weapon stolen by Leon, who stabbed her instead. Then again, [[TooDumbToLive why she thought she could take on a professional athlete]] (even with a surprise attack) is anyone's guess.

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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': The first court case reveals that Sayaka fell victim to this, as she had originally invited Leon over to kill him and frame Makoto (who had agreed to swap rooms for a night), but ended up having her wrist broken and weapon stolen by Leon, who stabbed her instead. It should also be noted that the replica sword Leon used to defend himself and break her wrist was only in Makoto's room in the first place because Sayaka had earlier encouraged him to take it. Then again, [[TooDumbToLive why she thought she could take on a professional athlete]] (even with a surprise attack) is anyone's guess.
30th Apr '16 11:33:23 AM AG1995
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': The first court case reveals that Sayaka fell victim to this, as she had originally invited Leon over to kill him and frame Makoto (who had agreed to swap rooms for a night), but ended up having her wrist broken and weapon stolen by Leon, who stabbed her instead. Then again, [[TooDumbToLive why she thought she could take on a professional athlete]] (even with a surprise attack) is anyone's guess.
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.
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