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12th Jun '17 8:14:33 AM Gosicrystal
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* Implied to be the case with the [[MultipleEndings Axe Ending]] in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'': [[spoiler:[[AxCrazy Clover]]]] works out a plausible but completely wrong solution to [[spoiler:who killed :her brother]] and acts on said misconception, [[spoiler:killing both suspected murderers and the protagonist's LoveInterest before turning on the protagonist himself]]. Averted in the [[GoldenEnding True Ending]], where [[spoiler:the protagonist befriends her]] and inadvertently stumbles across a crucial clue that indicates [[spoiler:[[FakingTheDead her brother is still alive]]]].
* ''VisualNovel/CorpsePartyD2DepthsOfDespair'' opens with one, leading directly from [[MultipleEndings one of the endings]] of ''VideoGame/CorpsePartyPC98'': Ayumi and Satoshi try to resurrect their fallen friends mere ''hours'' after they escaped the cursed school. For bonus points, the spellbook they're using isn't even fully translated. This goes about as well as you'd expect.
** Ayumi appears to love this exact idea as even in other adaptaions. In the modern game's canon, she and Naomi screw around with the Book of Shadow, resulting in the second and third games. In the ''Musume'' manga, she invokes black magic out of nowhere which leads to a sudden bad ending.

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* Implied to be the case with the [[MultipleEndings Axe Ending]] in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'': [[spoiler:[[AxCrazy Clover]]]] works out a plausible but completely wrong solution to [[spoiler:who killed :her her brother]] and acts on said misconception, [[spoiler:killing both killing [[spoiler:both suspected murderers and the protagonist's LoveInterest before turning on the protagonist himself]]. Averted in the [[GoldenEnding True Ending]], where [[spoiler:the protagonist befriends her]] and inadvertently stumbles across a crucial clue that indicates [[spoiler:[[FakingTheDead her brother is still alive]]]].
* ''VisualNovel/CorpsePartyD2DepthsOfDespair'' ''VisualNovel/CorpsePartyD2DepthsOfDespair'':
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opens with one, leading directly from [[MultipleEndings one of the endings]] of ''VideoGame/CorpsePartyPC98'': Ayumi and Satoshi try to resurrect their fallen friends mere ''hours'' after they escaped the cursed school. For bonus points, the spellbook they're using isn't even fully translated. This goes about as well as you'd expect.
** Ayumi appears to love this exact idea as even in other adaptaions.adaptations. In the modern game's canon, she and Naomi screw around with the Book of Shadow, resulting in the second and third games. In the ''Musume'' manga, she invokes black magic out of nowhere which leads to a sudden bad ending.
25th May '17 11:00:10 AM FF32
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* In the backstory of ''VideoGame/Undertale'', the king of all monsters, in a fit of rage [[spoiler:after the death of his son]], declared war on humanity. Later, when he calmed down and his better nature gained control, he realized that he couldn't take back his decree because it finally brought hope back to his miserable subjects. It may or may not have helped the other monsters, but [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone it drove the king to misery and self-loathing]] [[spoiler:after he was responsible for [[WouldHurtAChild the deaths of six human children]] and his wife left him in horror and disgust.]]

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* In the backstory of ''VideoGame/Undertale'', ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the king of all monsters, in a fit of rage [[spoiler:after the death of his son]], declared war on humanity. Later, when he calmed down and his better nature gained control, he realized that he couldn't take back his decree because it finally brought hope back to his miserable subjects. It may or may not have helped the other monsters, but [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone it drove the king to misery and self-loathing]] [[spoiler:after he was responsible for [[WouldHurtAChild the deaths of six human children]] and his wife left him in horror and disgust.]]
16th Mar '17 11:56:07 AM eroock
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Related to GreenEyedMonster, ThirdActMisunderstanding, PlethoraOfMistakes, WhatAnIdiot, CycleOfRevenge, AttentionDeficitOohShiny, and NiceJobBreakingItHero. See also FawltyTowersPlot, which is this trope's comic cousin--caused by (often impulsively) compounding lies, and blowing up in the liar's face (typically causing embarrassment rather than death or suchlike).

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Related to GreenEyedMonster, ThirdActMisunderstanding, PlethoraOfMistakes, WhatAnIdiot, DistressBall, CycleOfRevenge, AttentionDeficitOohShiny, and NiceJobBreakingItHero. See also FawltyTowersPlot, which is this trope's comic cousin--caused by (often impulsively) compounding lies, and blowing up in the liar's face (typically causing embarrassment rather than death or suchlike).
10th Mar '17 8:51:03 AM ChronoLegion
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* The backstory to ''VideoGame/{{Disciples}}'' series can partly be blamed on this as well. According to the lore, the world of Nevendaar was created by the Bethrezen, the most beloved of the Highfather's angels. He asked other deities to fill the world with landscape features and living beings, himself creating humans as a finishing touch. Everything seemed fine. Then he went to get the Highfather to show him his creation, leaving the other angels to watch over Nevendaar. Unfortunately, the other angels were jealous of Bethrezen's status and sabotaged Nevendaar. By the time the Highfather arrived to see the world, it was burning with fire and hatred, as the various races were at war. Enraged, he immediately assumes Bethrezen to be responsible and entombs him within the molten core of Nevendaar as punishment. Knowing he was punished unjustly, Bethrezen spends 10,000 years in anger at the Highfather and the mortal races for ruining his creation. He creates a demonic army called the [[LegionsOfHell Legions of the Damned]] and sends them to the surface (unable to leave himself due to a magical seal) to burn Nevendaar and open the seal. The demons come out in the forests of the Elves, who flee in panic towards higher ground, which happens to be in the lands of the Mountain Clans. Seeing great numbers of Elves advancing towards them, the Dwarves impulsively attack, assuming it to be an invasion. The Elven gods Gallean and Solonielle go to the Dwarven god Wotan and demand that he punish his creations for killing many Elves. Enraged, Wotan kills Gallean and hurls his heart towards the sun. Solonielle manages to save the heart before it's burned, but she herself is horribly burned by the sun and becomes the fleshless goddess Mortis. Determined to make the Dwarves pay and resurrect her beloved Gallean, Mortis kills an entire race of people and then raises them to be her [[TheUndead Undead Hordes]]. And it [[CrapsackWorld only gets worse from there]].
10th Mar '17 8:38:18 AM ChronoLegion
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** The ''In the Beginning'' TV movie reveals that Londo was afraid something like this might happen and counselled [=EarthForce=] to send a single unarmed ship to initiate First Contact with the Minbari. Since the humans are still riding on their surprise victory over the Dilgar, they arrogantly assume they can handle anyone and ignore him. Boy, are they proven wrong. Sheridan also thinks it's a bad idea to send an impulsive commander to a First Contact situation, but his concerns are brushed aside.
27th Feb '17 11:06:28 AM Samcb
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* ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'': Jin, if you weren't so determined to help out a gang even the police could not control you would have avoided being pack raped.
21st Feb '17 8:26:39 PM nombretomado
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* One of DaleBrown's novels touches briefly on an in-universe aversion; apparently the US Air Force has quite an extensive background certification process for pilots wishing to take a posting where they may be called upon to deploy nuclear weapons (which seemed to happen at least [[OnceAnEpisode once in every volume]] at one point in the series), which is temporarily suspended in the event of personal crises like getting divorced. Brown being a former Air Force pilot himself, and the absence of any large and faintly glowing craters where US towns and cities used to be, suggest that this is TruthInTelevision.

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* One of DaleBrown's Creator/DaleBrown's novels touches briefly on an in-universe aversion; apparently the US Air Force has quite an extensive background certification process for pilots wishing to take a posting where they may be called upon to deploy nuclear weapons (which seemed to happen at least [[OnceAnEpisode once in every volume]] at one point in the series), which is temporarily suspended in the event of personal crises like getting divorced. Brown being a former Air Force pilot himself, and the absence of any large and faintly glowing craters where US towns and cities used to be, suggest that this is TruthInTelevision.
11th Feb '17 8:44:01 AM copperking
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* In the backstory of ''VideoGame/Undertale'', the king of all monsters, in a fit of rage [[spoiler:after the death of his son]], declared war on humanity. Later, when he calmed down and his better nature gained control, he realized that he couldn't take back his decree because it finally brought hope back to his miserable subjects. It may or may not have helped the other monsters, but [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone it drove the king to misery and self-loathing]] [[spoiler:after he was responsible for [[WouldHurtAChild the deaths of six human children]] and his wife left him in horror and disgust.]]
23rd Nov '16 2:29:52 AM Tron80
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** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} a story]]'' whith happens during the events of the reviled ''Comicbook/AmazonsAttack'' storyline, in where the Amazons went to war against the US, Supergirl and Comicbook/WonderGirl suddenly come up with a "brilliant" plan to end the war: kidnapping the President and bringing him to Queen Hyppolita to engage in peace talks with her. Predictably, their plan went awry: the Amazons shot the Air Force One down and almost killed the President, and Kara and Cassie's reputations suffered a severe blow. After fending an Amazon squad off, Kara flies to New York to help, although Cassie points out that acting without thinking got them into that mess.

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** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} a story]]'' whith which happens during the events of the reviled ''Comicbook/AmazonsAttack'' storyline, in where the Amazons went to war against the US, Supergirl and Comicbook/WonderGirl suddenly come up with a "brilliant" plan to end the war: kidnapping the President and bringing him to Queen Hyppolita to engage in peace talks with her. Predictably, their plan went awry: the Amazons shot the Air Force One down and almost killed the President, and Kara and Cassie's reputations suffered a severe blow. After fending an Amazon squad off, Kara flies to New York to help, although Cassie points out that acting without thinking got them into that mess.
23rd Nov '16 2:28:23 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Supergirl decided the best and quickest way to help a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] get her mind back was taking a tank of lake blood and ripping it open over the city that Sheko was in. Unfortunately, Atrocitus was present, and he took control of the blood rain, making it into a tornado. Supergirl tried to fix the blood storm, igniting it with her heat vision... and unintentionally setting the city on fire. Her teammates angrily said that she had to learn to think before acting.
* Invoked in ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl''. After finding out about Comicbook/LexLuthor's kidnapping, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} decides to fly to Gotham, ignoring Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'s ban on superhumans. Franchise/WonderWoman tries to warn her against being impulsive:
-->'''Wonder Woman:''' No. Let her go. She needs to learn that there can be painful consequences to rash actions.
* During the events of the reviled ''Comicbook/AmazonsAttack'' storyline, in where the Amazons went to war against the US, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} and Comicbook/WonderGirl suddenly come up with a "brilliant" plan to end the war: kidnapping the President and bringing him to Queen Hyppolita to engage in peace talks with her. Predictably, their plan went awry: the Amazons shot the Air Force One down and almost killed the President, and Kara and Cassie's reputations suffered a severe blow. After fending an Amazon squad off, Kara flies to New York to help, although Cassie points out that acting without thinking got them into that mess.
-->'''Wonder Girl:''' But we were only trying to--\\

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''Comicbook/WarWorld'' super-villain Mongul kidnaps three Franchise/{{Superman}}'s friends to force the Man of Steel to retrieve an artifact guarded by the Martians. Superman was so worried about his friends and so certain that he could thwart Mongul that he fought Comicbook/MartianManhunter rather than explaining his plight so both heroes could come up with a plan (although, to be fair, Jíonn didnít ask either).
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** In
''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Supergirl decided the best and quickest way to help a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] get her mind back was taking a tank of lake blood and ripping it open over the city that Sheko was in. Unfortunately, Atrocitus was present, and he took control of the blood rain, making it into a tornado. Supergirl tried to fix the blood storm, igniting it with her heat vision... and unintentionally setting the city on fire. Her teammates angrily said that she had to learn to think before acting.
* ** Invoked in ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl''. After finding out about Comicbook/LexLuthor's kidnapping, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} decides to fly to Gotham, ignoring Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'s ban on superhumans. Franchise/WonderWoman tries to warn her against being impulsive:
-->'''Wonder --->'''Wonder Woman:''' No. Let her go. She needs to learn that there can be painful consequences to rash actions.
* During ** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} a story]]'' whith happens during the events of the reviled ''Comicbook/AmazonsAttack'' storyline, in where the Amazons went to war against the US, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl and Comicbook/WonderGirl suddenly come up with a "brilliant" plan to end the war: kidnapping the President and bringing him to Queen Hyppolita to engage in peace talks with her. Predictably, their plan went awry: the Amazons shot the Air Force One down and almost killed the President, and Kara and Cassie's reputations suffered a severe blow. After fending an Amazon squad off, Kara flies to New York to help, although Cassie points out that acting without thinking got them into that mess.
-->'''Wonder --->'''Wonder Girl:''' But we were only trying to--\\
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