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21st Aug '16 11:58:10 AM nombretomado
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* "Wish You Were Here", a 1953 story from the ECComics horror title ''The Haunt of Fear'', uses a variation of "Literature/TheMonkeysPaw" story: A businessman's wife discovers an enchanted Chinese figurine and wishes for a fortune. Learning that her husband was killed while driving to his lawyer's office (after naming her the beneficiary of a generous life insurance policy) and [[GenreSavvy remembering what happened in "The Monkey's Paw"]], she wishes for him to be brought back to the way he was "just before the accident"; unfortunately, he's still a corpse since his actual death was due to a heart attack. She uses the third and final wish to make him "alive ''now'', alive forever!"...which condemns him to eternal pain and agony, since his dead body had been embalmed. Even her hacking him to tiny bits can't put him out of his misery. (The comic was later adapted for the 1972 movie anthology: ''[[Film/ECComics Tales from the Crypt]]''.)

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* "Wish You Were Here", a 1953 story from the ECComics Creator/ECComics horror title ''The Haunt of Fear'', uses a variation of "Literature/TheMonkeysPaw" story: A businessman's wife discovers an enchanted Chinese figurine and wishes for a fortune. Learning that her husband was killed while driving to his lawyer's office (after naming her the beneficiary of a generous life insurance policy) and [[GenreSavvy remembering what happened in "The Monkey's Paw"]], she wishes for him to be brought back to the way he was "just before the accident"; unfortunately, he's still a corpse since his actual death was due to a heart attack. She uses the third and final wish to make him "alive ''now'', alive forever!"...which condemns him to eternal pain and agony, since his dead body had been embalmed. Even her hacking him to tiny bits can't put him out of his misery. (The comic was later adapted for the 1972 movie anthology: ''[[Film/ECComics Tales from the Crypt]]''.)
19th Aug '16 3:52:27 PM BlackGryphon101
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* In ''Fanfic/OnePiece'' ThisBites! Fleet Admiral Sengoku wishes for the Strawhats to engage in [[RapePillageandBurn 'traditional piracy']] over the SBS and even plans on saying prayers for those who'll end up losing their homes. Then he recognizes the voices/names on the broadcast and realizes exactly which island they're destroying.
** Said island is none other than 'The Judicial Island', Eines Lobby one of the Marines three greatest strongholds.
**[[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded by Cross]] during the broadcast almost immediately afterward.
--> Cross: We're going to take a leaf out of the pages of the big black book of piracy! Only… It's not the edition you were hoping for. We're tearing this straight out of the Four Emperors' personal playbook: you touch one of ours? We fuck you up.
18th Aug '16 3:21:01 PM luiz4200
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** [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1989/09/02 After returning from a camping trip, Jon wishes he "could camp just one more night".]] Garfield locks him outside their home.
15th Aug '16 5:49:15 AM Sonofstranger
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Wrex proves that he was the most badass Krogan in the galaxy by curing the [[SterilityPlague genophage]], which led to basically the entire female population of Tuchanka requesting to breed with him. You can catch up with him during the ''Citadel DLC'', where he has to put an ice pack on his quad for the sheer amount of breeding requests he has to deal with.
13th Aug '16 6:42:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': [[BiggerBad Keel]] and the rest of [[AncientConspiracy Seele]] sought [[AssimilationPlot reaching Instrumentality]] to create a new god and become one with it. When [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] happened, it turned [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato]] -the four persons in the whole world who had suffered the most at the Seele's hands- into gods. And they were ''pissed off''. Cue the Seele members receiving [[FateWorseThanDeath horrible]], [[AndIMustScream horrible]] punishments.

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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': [[BiggerBad Keel]] Keel and the rest of [[AncientConspiracy Seele]] sought [[AssimilationPlot reaching Instrumentality]] to create a new god and become one with it. When [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] happened, it turned [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka, Rei and Misato]] -the four persons in the whole world who had suffered the most at the Seele's hands- into gods. And they were ''pissed off''. Cue the Seele members receiving [[FateWorseThanDeath horrible]], [[AndIMustScream horrible]] punishments.



** And played straight in the case of the BiggerBad of the whole story: [[spoiler:Angra Mainyu/Avenger was an ordinary villager whose compatriots chose him to be the embodiment of all mankind's sins and sacrificed him. In doing this they wished for there to be an external embodiment of evil they could dispose of in order to purify themselves. The Grail, when it absorbed Avenger, attempted to grant that wish, and as a result there now exists a being made up of every sin mankind has ever or will ever commit, an [[GodOfEvil Embodiment of Evil]], and it is not pleased at all with humanity for having created it. Nice going, ancient villagers.]]

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** And played straight in the case of the BiggerBad of the whole story: straight: [[spoiler:Angra Mainyu/Avenger was an ordinary villager whose compatriots chose him to be the embodiment of all mankind's sins and sacrificed him. In doing this they wished for there to be an external embodiment of evil they could dispose of in order to purify themselves. The Grail, when it absorbed Avenger, attempted to grant that wish, and as a result there now exists a being made up of every sin mankind has ever or will ever commit, an [[GodOfEvil Embodiment of Evil]], and it is not pleased at all with humanity for having created it. Nice going, ancient villagers.]]
10th Aug '16 11:32:50 AM JapaneseTeeth
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's record label required him to record a Christmas song for his album ''Polka Party!'' The result was "[[AntiChristmasSong Christmas]] [[BlackComedy at Ground Zero]]".
2nd Aug '16 6:52:30 AM RAMChYLD
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* WebVideo/StuartAshen had a taste of this trope in the ''Toy Box, Geek Gear July 2016'' video. While reviewing the 90s box, Ashen joked about how the 80s box would probably come with the notorious E.T. game after being all pleased with receiving a copy of Link's Awakening DX for the Game Boy. A while later he moves on to the 80s box and find that there is indeed a copy of E.T. in there, and broke down corpsing. After finally regaining his composure, he warned viewers to never ever joke about these kinds of things because they may become true.
21st Jul '16 4:46:29 AM boomboomk9000
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* In 2016, [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} Britain]] held a referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union. Much campaigning was had, and in a surprise result the "Leave" side actually won. Shortly after this was announced, [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-anger-bregret-leave-voters-protest-vote-thought-uk-stay-in-eu-remain-win-a7102516.html some]] [[http://www.people.com/article/brexit-voters-regret-uk-leave-eu Leave]] [[http://www.vox.com/2016/6/24/12024634/brexit-supporters-regret-vote voters]] expressed shock that it actually happened--they thought it would just be a protest vote, not actually remove Britain from the European Union.

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* In 2016, [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} Britain]] held a referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union. Much campaigning was had, and in a surprise result the "Leave" side actually won. Shortly after this was announced, [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-anger-bregret-leave-voters-protest-vote-thought-uk-stay-in-eu-remain-win-a7102516.html some]] [[http://www.people.com/article/brexit-voters-regret-uk-leave-eu Leave]] [[http://www.vox.com/2016/6/24/12024634/brexit-supporters-regret-vote voters]] expressed shock that it actually happened--they thought it would just be a protest vote, not actually remove Britain from the European Union.
12th Jul '16 8:56:32 AM TheRazgar
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* Man catches a goldfish and wished for riches, power, and a beautiful wife. Next morning he wakes up in an opulent palace, surrounded by splendor, luxury and obedient servants. A gorgeous woman comes into the bedroom and tells him: "Ferdinand, sweetheart, get up. It's time we go to Saraevo."[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke As in Franz Ferdinand]], whose assassination in Saraevo sparked UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.[[/note]]

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* Man catches a goldfish and wished for riches, power, and a beautiful wife. Next morning he wakes up in an opulent palace, surrounded by splendor, luxury and obedient servants. A gorgeous woman comes into the bedroom and tells him: "Ferdinand, sweetheart, get up. It's time we go to Saraevo.Sarajevo."[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke As in Franz Ferdinand]], whose assassination in Saraevo Sarajevo sparked UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.[[/note]]
12th Jul '16 7:49:02 AM Ispotaflaw
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* ''Dead End Road'': Unsurprisingly for a horror game, a few secret endings involve your wishes backfiring.

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* ''Dead End Road'': Unsurprisingly for a horror game, a few secret endings involve your wishes backfiring.backfiring. Want money or control over the world? [[spoiler:You die in a black void of infinite money or end up dethroned and assassinated.]]
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