History HoistByHisOwnPetard / VideoGames

25th Nov '16 1:45:41 PM RookiePro
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** Bowser's plots in those two games to create an "evil empire" are above his station and full of flaws, but the biggest monkey wrench to his plans is holding Princess Peach in his clutches, as he wants her to rule alongside him. While it used to help the trouble he caused in the classic Super Mario games remain intact, as Princess Peach was the only one who could break the spells keeping her people under Bowser's sway, now it does nothing but increase Mario's chance of foiling Bowser's self-deluded, inevitably doomed plots.
30th Oct '16 4:11:41 PM Nin10DillN64
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Sinjid}}'', [[PoisonousPerson Ryota the Sly]] utilizes a toxic HomingProjectile that can be [[MisguidedMissile redirected at him by running in his direction]]. Doing so will cause the projectile to slow him down and drain his health, making him easier to defeat.
23rd Sep '16 4:01:51 AM Sikon
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** At the end of the ''Warlords of Draenor'' intro, you stop the Iron Horde's invasion of Azeroth by destroying the Dark Portal with their own giant siege tank. That they left conveniently nearby.
19th Sep '16 5:47:12 PM MummyGaGa
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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.
17th Sep '16 2:47:07 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': In "You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head", you can non-lethally obtain the keys from the three Ghoul-haters, then take out Mr. Crowley himself with a headshot. Tenpenny rewards you for this, if he's still alive. Speaking of Tenpenny Tower, in the quest of the same name, you can arrange for the Ghouls to peacefully move in, but they change their mind and [[TrojanHorse kill the residents anyway]] after two weeks.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': In "You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head", you can non-lethally obtain the keys from the three Ghoul-haters, then take out Mr. Crowley himself with a headshot. Tenpenny rewards you for this, if he's still alive. Speaking of Tenpenny Tower, in the quest of the same name, you can arrange for the Ghouls to peacefully move in, but they change their (or rather [[{{Jerkass}} Roy Phillips]]) mind and [[TrojanHorse kill the residents anyway]] after two weeks.weeks. The [[GuideDangIt only way]] to let the ghouls and humans live in a strained peace is to kill [[spoiler: Roy Phillips]].


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*** Yeah, sure, put that mini nuke mine into that guy's pants. Won't it be hilarious when it blows?
15th Sep '16 8:55:30 AM Truffle
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** Happens so frequently to Eggman that's it's become something of a RunningGag. He's been bitch slapped across the sky by the very creature [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure he tried to control]] He needed the Chaotix to rescue him from a room that Metal Sonic [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes locked him in. ]] He is bitch slapped ''again'' by yet another creature that he [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed tried to control.]] And after finally managing to successfully capture the Time Eater, Sonic uses it to trap him in an [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations empty timeless void.]]
16th Aug '16 3:26:50 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** The Scout's Boston Basher weapon (a nail [[BatterUp bat]]) inflicts "bleeding" status on whoever it hits. If he misses, he hits ''himself'' and suffers bleeding status, potentially killing himself.
14th Aug '16 4:08:43 PM thatmadork
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* The Sycorax Nation in ''[[VideoGame/{{Thera}} Thera: Legacy of the Great Torment]]'', despite being [[FantasyCounterpartCulture stone-age native Americans]], are masters at turning other factions' fancy technologies against them. They're the only Mesocala "native" faction who can get access to horses, guns and ''elephants''.
14th Aug '16 2:31:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the first mission of ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'', the Covenant [[SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb sets up you the bomb]] on Cairo Station, but MC turns the bomb against its setter-uppers.
** On a bigger scale, the Prophets end up losing the [[EnemyCivilWar civil war]] they instigate and are now likely extinct. Granted, there were mitigating factors, but still...
** MC and [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Cortana]] capture a Covenant flagship in the novel ''Halo: First Strike'' and use their own weapons against them.

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In the first mission of ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'', the Covenant [[SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb sets up you the bomb]] on Cairo Station, but MC turns the bomb against its setter-uppers.
** On a bigger scale, the Prophets end up losing the [[EnemyCivilWar civil war]] they instigate and are now likely mostly extinct. Granted, there were mitigating factors, but still...
** MC and [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Cortana]] capture a Covenant flagship in the novel ''Halo: First Strike'' and use their own weapons against them.
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