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21st Apr '17 8:10:52 PM kome360
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** Any organic enemy with a grenade can be mind-controlled just long enough for them to pull the pin and drop it at their own feet.
12th Apr '17 8:11:31 PM TheSinful
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** An unintentional example occurred with Baron Ashbury in Shadowfang Keep in ''Cataclysm''. Ashbury had a spell that reduced the health of the entire party to almost zero and warriors could, with careful timing, reflect the spell back at him, causing Ashbury to kill himself.
12th Apr '17 10:05:50 AM Lopiny
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* There is an achievement in ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' for mind-controlling an Ethereal. Fittingly, it's called "[[Franchise/XMen Xavier]]". It's very difficult, but can temporarily grant you the Ethereal's impressive array of PsychicPowers, some of which are beyond your psi-soldiers. And yes, nothing prevents you from ordering him to put a Rift right next to him, which will deal tons of damage to him every turn, or blast one of his own [[PraetorianGuard Muton Elite]] bodyguards with a Psychic Lance.

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* There is an achievement in ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' for mind-controlling an Ethereal. Fittingly, it's called "[[Franchise/XMen Xavier]]". It's very difficult, but can temporarily grant you the Ethereal's impressive array of PsychicPowers, some of which are beyond your psi-soldiers. And yes, nothing prevents you from ordering him to put a Rift right next to him, which will deal tons of damage to him every turn, or blast one of his own [[PraetorianGuard Muton Elite]] bodyguards with a Psychic Lance. Even funnier is the fact the aliens bringing psi-users to the fight is basically the entire reason humans can develop psychic powers to begin with.
2nd Apr '17 9:40:06 AM nombretomado
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* The final boss in ''{{Painkiller}}'' is Lucifer, but he is a PuzzleBoss who cannot be directly shot to death. Instead, you have to deflect his thrown sword back to him.

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* The final boss in ''{{Painkiller}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' is Lucifer, but he is a PuzzleBoss who cannot be directly shot to death. Instead, you have to deflect his thrown sword back to him.
31st Mar '17 8:33:42 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' the BigBad creates TheHero and raises him to be a LaserGuidedTykebomb to [[ScrewDestiny derail the Score]] and kick off TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt it. Said hero, after he recovers from the HeroicBSOD from [[spoiler: being used to commit genocide]] by his ParentalSubstitute and finding out he's [[spoiler: [[CloningBlues a replica]]]], goes on to ''utterly screw over'' all of the plans of said BigBad and ultimately kill him. For bonus points, he uses the fighting style said BigBad taught up ''and'' is the one who successfully manages to ScrewDestiny.

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' the BigBad creates TheHero and raises him to be a LaserGuidedTykebomb to [[ScrewDestiny derail the Score]] and kick off TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt it.TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Said hero, after he recovers from the HeroicBSOD from [[spoiler: being used to commit genocide]] by his ParentalSubstitute and finding out he's [[spoiler: [[CloningBlues a replica]]]], goes on to ''utterly screw over'' all of the plans of said BigBad and ultimately kill him. For bonus points, he uses the fighting style said BigBad taught up ''and'' is the one who successfully manages to ScrewDestiny.
31st Mar '17 8:31:38 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' the BigBad creates TheHero and raises him to be a LaserGuidedTykebomb to [[ScrewDestiny derail the Score]] and kick off TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt it. Said hero, after he recovers from the HeroicBSOD from [[spoiler: being used to commit genocide]] by his ParentalSubstitute and finding out he's [[spoiler: [[CloningBlues a replica]]]], goes on to ''utterly screw over'' all of the plans of said BigBad and ultimately kill him. For bonus points, he uses the fighting style said BigBad taught up ''and'' is the one who successfully manages to ScrewDestiny.
4th Mar '17 9:38:19 AM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioKart'', it is incredibly easy to hit yourself with a Green Shell. What's much harder is getting them to hit your opponents.
** It's also very easy to skid on your own Banana Peels, or hit your own Fake Item Boxes, especially if you've been around the track a couple of times and have forgotten where you've placed them.
** Also in MarioKart, what happens if [[TooDumbToLive you use a Blue Shell in first place]]. They hit anyone in first, including anyone firing them.

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* In ''VideoGame/MarioKart'', it ''VideoGame/MarioKart'':
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is incredibly easy to hit yourself with a Green Shell. What's much harder is getting them to hit your opponents.
** It's also very easy to skid on your own Banana Peels, or hit your own Fake Item Boxes, especially if you've been around the track a couple of times and have forgotten where you've placed them.
** Also in MarioKart, what What happens if [[TooDumbToLive you use a Blue Shell in first place]]. place]]? They hit anyone in first, including anyone firing them.
26th Feb '17 4:49:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'', you get several chances to shoot grenades or rockets out of the air, killing the original user in the process.

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* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'', ''VideoGame/MaxPayne3'', you get several chances to shoot grenades or rockets out of the air, killing the original user in the process.



** All of the Robot Masters in MegaMan3 are weak against their own weapons.

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** All of the Robot Masters in MegaMan3 VideoGame/MegaMan3 are weak against their own weapons.
25th Feb '17 12:57:07 PM Prfnoff
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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.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
** The Mad Dummy is invulnerable to non-magical attacks, but can take a lot of hits from
the final boss dummies he uses for his own attacks.
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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.]]
12th Feb '17 8:06:38 PM MummyGaGa
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** Both the victim and the culprit of Chapter Four fell into this trope. Miu Iruma attempted to kill Kokichi Ouma but Kokichi caught on what he was doing and he manipulated Gonta into killing her. Both him and Gonta worked on a proper defense together in which Gonta forgot about that due plugging his headset's cords incorrectly leading into people catching on to what he was doing.
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