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21st May '16 11:42:30 PM Anddrix
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* The textbook example is any amusement park SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has moved into. In ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', the story quoted above, he even leaves the grinning corpse of the estate agent sitting on a carousel horse as a "welcome" sign.

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* The textbook example is any amusement park SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has moved into. In ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', the story quoted above, he even leaves the grinning corpse of the estate agent sitting on a carousel horse as a "welcome" sign.



* Some amusement parks invoke this trope ''on themselves'' as a means of tongue-in-cheek self-promotion. At Six Flags Great America, crowds waiting in line for "The Demon" are entertained by recorded accounts of how an actual demon has possessed the roller coaster, gets spotted by terrified witnesses, and fiercely resists humorous attempts to kill and/or exorcise it. Likewise, the "Batman" indoor coaster at the same park displays fake newsreels for waiting crowds, some of which imply that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has sabotaged the ride and turned it into this trope.

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* Some amusement parks invoke this trope ''on themselves'' as a means of tongue-in-cheek self-promotion. At Six Flags Great America, crowds waiting in line for "The Demon" are entertained by recorded accounts of how an actual demon has possessed the roller coaster, gets spotted by terrified witnesses, and fiercely resists humorous attempts to kill and/or exorcise it. Likewise, the "Batman" indoor coaster at the same park displays fake newsreels for waiting crowds, some of which imply that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has sabotaged the ride and turned it into this trope.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (who else?) sets up shop in one of these in the [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE9BeAClown "Be a Clown"]] episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. It comes complete with giant robotic clown and authentic Houdini water trap.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker (who else?) sets up shop in one of these in the [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE9BeAClown "Be a Clown"]] episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. It comes complete with giant robotic clown and authentic Houdini water trap.
12th Apr '16 7:14:50 AM dotchan
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* ''Manga/FrankenFran'' features an amusement park that is a mostly harmless (if boring) SouvenirLand...unless the animatronics malfunction. Then everything goes horrifically wrong.
1st Apr '16 3:24:52 PM imadmagician
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* In ''Manga/YuGiOh'', Kaiba puts Yugi and his friends through "Death-T", a section of his "Kaibaland" amusement arcade laden with deathtraps, as revenge for the Penalty Game Kaiba was put through in his first appearance. The threats include a game of laser tag against hired mercenaries where the opponents shoot guns that give fatal electric shocks, a booby-trapped haunted house with a SerialKiller running around, and a sealed pit where giant Tetris-like blocks fall from the ceiling.

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* In ''Manga/YuGiOh'', Kaiba puts Yugi and his friends through "Death-T", a section of his "Kaibaland" amusement arcade laden with deathtraps, as revenge for the Penalty Game Kaiba was put through in his first appearance. The threats include a game of laser tag against hired mercenaries where the opponents shoot with guns that give fatal electric shocks, shocks (Yugi and his friends have [[UnwinnableByDesign useless toy guns]]), a Ghost Train Ride that kills with Electric Chairs anyone who screams, a booby-trapped haunted house with a SerialKiller [[SerialKiller Child Murderer]] running around, and a sealed pit where giant Tetris-like blocks fall from the ceiling.ceiling, and a rigged game of Capsule Monsters where the loser is subjected to a FateWorseThanDeath.
14th Mar '16 3:43:34 PM Morgenthaler
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->'''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker:''' Well, it's garish, ugly, and derelicts have used it for a toilet. The rides are dilapidated to the point of being lethal, and could easily maim or kill innocent little children.\\

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->'''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker:''' ->'''ComicBook/TheJoker:''' Well, it's garish, ugly, and derelicts have used it for a toilet. The rides are dilapidated to the point of being lethal, and could easily maim or kill innocent little children.\\
4th Feb '16 12:11:50 PM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has Soldier's Field which is meant to be a tribute to the history of Columbia and Zachary Hale Comstock's accomplishments as its "Prophet", but it secretly works as one [[PropogandaMachine big propaganda tool]] to recruit the citizens into joining military service - complete with an EarWorm of an anthem, at the entrance; so that later, Columbia would have more troops against the Vox Populi and eventually the world below the clouds. For good measure, it has mechanical puppet shows that spout examples about "not being a Dimwit", and giant [[ClockPunk clockwork caricatures]] of the Founding Fathers that could shoot you with [[GatlingGood miniguns]] if programmed to do so.

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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has Soldier's Field which is meant to be a tribute to the history of Columbia and Zachary Hale Comstock's accomplishments as its "Prophet", but it secretly works as one [[PropogandaMachine [[PropagandaMachine big propaganda tool]] to recruit the citizens into joining military service - complete with an EarWorm of an anthem, at the entrance; so that later, Columbia would have more troops against the Vox Populi and eventually the world below the clouds. For good measure, it has mechanical puppet shows that spout examples about "not being a Dimwit", and giant [[ClockPunk clockwork caricatures]] of the Founding Fathers that could shoot you with [[GatlingGood miniguns]] if programmed to do so.
4th Feb '16 12:11:04 PM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has Soldier's Field which is meant to be a tribute to the history of Columbia and Zachary Hale Comstock's accomplishments as its "Prophet", but it secretly works as one big propoganda tool to recruit the citizens into joining military service - complete with an EarWorm of an anthem, at the entrance; so that later, Columbia would have more troops against the Vox Populi and eventually the world below the clouds. For good measure, it has mechanical puppet shows that spout examples about "not being a Dimwit", and giant [[ClockPunk clockwork caricatures]] of the Founding Fathers that could shoot you with [[GatlingGlory miniguns]] if programmed to do so.

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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has Soldier's Field which is meant to be a tribute to the history of Columbia and Zachary Hale Comstock's accomplishments as its "Prophet", but it secretly works as one [[PropogandaMachine big propoganda tool propaganda tool]] to recruit the citizens into joining military service - complete with an EarWorm of an anthem, at the entrance; so that later, Columbia would have more troops against the Vox Populi and eventually the world below the clouds. For good measure, it has mechanical puppet shows that spout examples about "not being a Dimwit", and giant [[ClockPunk clockwork caricatures]] of the Founding Fathers that could shoot you with [[GatlingGlory [[GatlingGood miniguns]] if programmed to do so.
4th Feb '16 12:09:33 PM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has Soldier's Field which is meant to be a tribute to the history of Columbia and Zachary Hale Comstock's accomplishments as its "Prophet", but it secretly works as one big propoganda tool to recruit the citizens into joining military service - complete with an EarWorm of an anthem, at the entrance; so that later, Columbia would have more troops against the Vox Populi and eventually the world below the clouds. For good measure, it has mechanical puppet shows that spout examples about "not being a Dimwit", and giant [[ClockPunk clockwork caricatures]] of the Founding Fathers that could shoot you with [[GatlingGlory miniguns]] if programmed to do so.
9th Jan '16 3:30:36 PM Sharlee
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* Played with in ''Literature/DreamPark'', where an Adult-rated horror attraction slips a holographic ringer into the guests' group, specifically so her "death" can be staged as part of the display-sequence and make it ''look'' like this trope.
18th Dec '15 11:37:52 AM CASCHero
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries had a few of these, not surprisingly all focused on the Joker.

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' had a few of these, not surprisingly all focused on the Joker.
18th Dec '15 11:37:23 AM CASCHero
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* The Joker's Funhouse in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', a renovated factory once owned by Black Mask, turned into the Joker's base, complete with a deadly rollercoaster which new recruits to his gang must ride and survive.

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries had a few of these, not surprisingly all focused on the Joker.
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The Joker's Funhouse in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', a renovated factory once owned by Black Mask, turned into the Joker's base, complete with a deadly rollercoaster which new recruits to his gang must ride and survive.survive.
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' had the Joker somehow turning the top of a penthouse suite into this via parts he got old amusement park.
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' Batgirl DLC set years before ''Asylum'' had the Joker set up shop in an abandoned off-shore park amusement park which he took over after the owner himself didn't bother to finish it. It's implied Joker had manipulated the man to make it before killing him.
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