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30th May '18 6:13:27 PM Vir
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** 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.

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** 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 They have no grounding against their own shells, so 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 the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, Wario's signature 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 Wario Waft is his strongest attack, dealing a ridiculous amount of damage (And (and knockback as of ''Super Smash 4) Bros. for Wii U and 3DS'') 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.
22nd May '18 10:55:01 AM MrDuckington
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** And in ''FiveNightsAtFreddys6'' we find out, what truly screwed him over in the end [[spoiler:Was killing Henry's daughter, who went on to possess [[BigGood The Puppet]], who is responsible for bringing back the souls of the Five Dead Children, who scared him into getting trapped in Spring Bonnie.]] And to add insult to injury, in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'', it was established that she was his first murder.

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** And in ''FiveNightsAtFreddys6'' we find out, what truly screwed him over in the end [[spoiler:Was [[spoiler:was killing Henry's daughter, who went on to possess [[BigGood The Puppet]], who is responsible for bringing back the souls of the Five Dead Children, who scared him into getting trapped in Spring Bonnie.Bonnie. And, as icing on the cake, killing Henry's daughter inspired Henry to kill him when he found out, which he succeeded in doing in 6.]] And to [[OverlyLongGag To add even more insult to injury, injury,]] in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'', it was established that she was his first murder.
22nd May '18 10:51:37 AM MrDuckington
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* In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'', we find out that this is the ultimate fate of [[spoiler:the Purple Man. Desperate to hide from the spirits of the children he murdered, he hopped into the [[FlawedPrototype experimental Bonnie suit]], only for the suit's faulty spring locks to fail and ''maim him to death''.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'', we find out that this is the ultimate fate of [[spoiler:the Purple Man. William Afton. Desperate to hide from the spirits of the children he murdered, he hopped into the [[FlawedPrototype experimental Spring Bonnie suit]], only for the suit's faulty spring locks to fail and ''maim him to death''.]]death''. For extra irony, that is the very same suit he created and had been using to murder for years.
** And in ''FiveNightsAtFreddys6'' we find out, what truly screwed him over in the end [[spoiler:Was killing Henry's daughter, who went on to possess [[BigGood The Puppet]], who is responsible for bringing back the souls of the Five Dead Children, who scared him into getting trapped in Spring Bonnie.]] And to add insult to injury, in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'', it was established that she was his first murder.
11th May '18 9:37:39 AM Yukianesa
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', it can easily happen to the player. By spending all their time using DivideAndConquer tactics on rival empires, they can end up leaving the galaxy depleted and fragmented and helpless when the late-game OutsideContextProblem shows up.
25th Apr '18 2:15:57 PM gophergiggles
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* The potential fates of at least three of ''VideoGame/DeadRising'''s bosses.

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* The potential fates of at least three four of ''VideoGame/DeadRising'''s bosses.


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** [[HillbillyHorrors Cletus]], who moments prior to his fight with you shoots a survivor dead, tries to pull a VillainExitStageLeft after you beat him... and runs right into the hands and teeth of the now zombified survivor he killed.
20th Apr '18 8:17:51 PM Andyroid
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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.

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* In ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'', the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''
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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 [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] the dumb Qurupeco who called for it.
** Dodogama from ''VideoGame/MonsterHunterWorld'' can inflict serious damage by spitting rocks mixed with its explosive saliva. However, a well-timed attack or slinger shot can detonate the rocks in its mouth, stunning the monster and doing quite a bit of damage to
it.
28th Mar '18 7:46:48 AM BeerBaron
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** Non-villain example: In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', a mage named Arniel Gane tries to duplicate the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwemer's]] feat in the series' backstory: an ambiguously successful attempt to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. When he sets off the magic by stabbing a warped soul gem (a stand-in for the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Heart of Lorkhan]]) with Keening, it [[GoneHorriblyWrong Goes Horribly Wrong]]: he turns himself into a shade that the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] can summon.
** In the backstory, Ulfric Stormcloak used an Unrelenting Force shout to gain an advantage fighting High King Torygg. If the player sides with the Imperials, you can use that same shout to finish off Ulfric.
** And ''much'' further back in the backstory, according to the [[Literature/TheElderScrollsInUniverseBooks in-universe book series]] ''2920: The Last Year of the First Era'', this trope was {{exploited|Trope}} by the Akaviri Potentate to take over the Empire. He piggy-backed on an existing assassination plot against Emperor Reman III, which was brought about by actions resulting from Reman's own paranoia.
** You can pay a Pickpocketing trainer to level up your Pickpocket skill... and then further build your skill by pickpocketing the money back off them.

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** Non-villain example: In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the recurring [[InGameNovel in-game loosely historical book series]] ''[[Literature/TheElderScrollsInUniverseBooks 2920: The Last Year of the First Era]]'', this trope was {{exploited|Trope}} by the [[{{Wutai}} Akaviri]] [[EvilChancellor Advisor]] to take over the Empire as [[RegentForLife Potentate]]. He piggy-backed on an existing assassination plot against Emperor Reman Cyrodiil III, which was brought about by actions resulting from Reman's own paranoia.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** Leading up to the events of the game, [[RebelLeader Ulfric Stormcloak]] challenged and defeated High King Torygg in
a DuelToTheDeath for the throne. (An archaic but legitimate tradition for the ProudWarriorRace Nords). However, Ulfric's use of the [[LanguageOfMagic Thu'um]] in the duel is considered by his opposition to have been cheating, leading to the CivilWar. If the player sides with the Imperials, you can use the Thu'um to finish off Ulfric.
*** A
mage named Arniel Gane tries to duplicate the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwemer's]] feat in the series' backstory: an ambiguously successful attempt to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. When he sets off the magic by stabbing a warped soul gem (a stand-in for the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]]) with Keening, it [[GoneHorriblyWrong Goes Horribly Wrong]]: he turns himself into a shade that the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] Dragoborn]] can summon.
** In the backstory, Ulfric Stormcloak used an Unrelenting Force shout to gain an advantage fighting High King Torygg. If the player sides with the Imperials, you can use that same shout to finish off Ulfric.
** And ''much'' further back in the backstory, according to the [[Literature/TheElderScrollsInUniverseBooks in-universe book series]] ''2920: The Last Year of the First Era'', this trope was {{exploited|Trope}} by the Akaviri Potentate to take over the Empire. He piggy-backed on an existing assassination plot against Emperor Reman III, which was brought about by actions resulting from Reman's own paranoia.
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*** You can pay a Pickpocketing trainer to level up your Pickpocket skill... and then further build your skill by pickpocketing the money back off them.
26th Mar '18 11:49:58 AM Zerukin
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', the evil stepmother and [[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]]...]]

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'': Certain enemy projectile attacks can be deflected back at them with the guard command. They can even be killed this way. Special mention goes to the [[BonusBoss Ice Titan]] whose fight involves deflecting its attacks back at it
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In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', the evil stepmother and [[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]]...]]
18th Mar '18 7:52:56 AM SSJGoten
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** Drinking unidentified potions. Drinking a Potion of Paralytic Gas turns you into helpless prey that will be killed by the first weak enemy that happens to wander in the vicinity. Drinking a Potion of Toxic Gas is usually not lethal if you run quick enough but will nevertheless leave you at the center of a quickly expanding gas of deadly poison. There are no such saves for drinking a Potion of Liquid Fire.

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** Drinking unidentified potions. Drinking a Potion of Paralytic Gas turns you into helpless prey that will be killed by the first weak enemy that happens to wander in the vicinity. Drinking a Potion of Toxic Gas is usually not lethal if you run quick enough but will nevertheless leave you at the center of a quickly expanding gas of deadly poison. There are no such saves for drinking Drinking a Potion of Liquid Fire.Fire sets you ablaze and you will burn to death unless you can find a pool of water or you happen to be standing in water when you first drink it. However, if you're also floating when you catch fire, you are screwed as you won't be able to touch the water.
28th Feb '18 9:48:57 PM MayIncon
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* ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' that can use Explosion and Selfdestruct. Funnier if the opponent uses Protect or is a Ghost-type.

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* ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}''
** Anyone
that can use Explosion and Selfdestruct. Funnier if the opponent uses Protect or is a Ghost-type. The opponent stays unharmed while the user go out in vain.
** Trying to avoid from being attacked with Fly, Dig, or Dive? A few moves can manage to hit regardless, and in some cases, will deal double the damage.
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