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12th Jan '16 4:05:32 PM hecuba
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* ''Literature/MercyThompson'': In ''River Marked'', Mercy manages to take out the [[EldritchAbomination River Devil]] but ends up in a wheelchair with a broken leg, broken knee, serious burns, and various cuts and lacerations requiring four staples and one hundred and forty-two stitches. Of course the real problems are [[spoiler:the River Devil is only mostly dead ''and'' she used the magic walking stick to do itl. Apparently blooding one of Lugh's creations in the heart of a prehistoric monster made of magic is a whole new kind of trouble.]]
10th Jan '16 12:31:56 PM Grobi
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Fridge Logic is nice and all, but this is simply Natter.
*** What if the Necrons or other mechanical beings manage to kill Lucius?
8th Jan '16 5:56:36 PM Octorok103
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has more than a few examples of this. ** In the Midnight Crew intermission, Spades Slick [[spoiler:uses the [[AntiMagic crowbar]] on the Felt's safe, launching him into a timeline where everyone but himself, Snowman, and Doc Scratch are dead.]] ** During [[WhamEpisode Cascade]], [[spoiler:Spades Slick finally kills Snowman, [[ApocalypseHow ending the Troll universe]]]]. ** [[AuthorAvatar Andrew Hussie himself]] pulls this off [[spoiler:when he kills Doc Scratch. Turns out this was one of the final steps needed to summon [[BigBad Lord English]] into the Troll universe, and it allowed Lord English to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou kill off Hussie]].]] Whoops. ** And in a brilliant [[ArcWords Mobius double-reacharound]], [[spoiler:Lord English did it by killing Hussie, allowing Hussie to harass his younger self as his mentor.]] ** Mituna overexerted himself to protect the Alpha Trolls one day during their session, burning out his own psychic powers and reducing his intellect to save them from an unknown threat. [[spoiler:It's hinted that the threat had something to do with Kurloz, the only witness to the event other than Mituna himself]].
8th Jan '16 2:34:07 PM Berrenta
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* In ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', a giant boar-demon attacks an Emishi village and the protagonist, Ashitaka, is forced to fight and kill him. In the struggle, Ashitaka receives a curse on his right arm, which [[CursedWithAwesome grants him superhuman strength]] but will eventually kill him. Indeed, the main point of the movie is that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero bad things happens when you kill a god]]. For example, Lady Eboshi, trying to create a new home for her people, decided to kill the boar god, but unfortunately, she did it by poisoning him, leading him to degenerate to the Boar-demon that attacked the Emishi village, as well as to the boar-demon brother to seek revenge. Later Eboshi decapitated the Deer-god (which is [[OurGodsAreGreater much closer to an actual god]] then the other animal spirits in the movie), and as a result, The deer god goes OneWingedAngel and nearly kills everyone present there, and Eboshi has her arm bitten off by the head of another animal god.
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* In ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', a giant boar-demon attacks an Emishi village and the protagonist, Ashitaka, is forced to fight and kill him. In the struggle, Ashitaka receives a curse on his right arm, which [[CursedWithAwesome grants him superhuman strength]] but will eventually kill him. Indeed, the main point of the movie is that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero bad things happens when you kill a god]]. For example, Lady Eboshi, trying to create a new home for her people, decided to kill the boar god, but unfortunately, she did it by poisoning him, leading him to degenerate to the Boar-demon that attacked the Emishi village, as well as to the boar-demon brother to seek revenge. Later Eboshi decapitated the Deer-god (which is [[OurGodsAreGreater [[OurGodsAreDifferent much closer to an actual god]] then the other animal spirits in the movie), and as a result, The deer god goes OneWingedAngel and nearly kills everyone present there, and Eboshi has her arm bitten off by the head of another animal god.
30th Dec '15 2:43:55 PM Anddrix
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'''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor Luthor]]:''' Hardly. Look around you -- the Justice League is completely defeated, and so are you. For all your efforts, you have but inconvenienced me, '''speck'''.
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'''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]]:''' Hardly. Look around you -- the Justice League is completely defeated, and so are you. For all your efforts, you have but inconvenienced me, '''speck'''.
28th Dec '15 10:00:55 AM Karxrida
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** ''FinalFantasyV'', the first fight the party has with [[BigBad Exdeath]]. Only [[BadassGrandpa Galuf]] is able to fight, and he isn't able to kill him, just drive him off, and dies from the injuries he gains in the fight.
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** ''FinalFantasyV'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', the first fight the party has with [[BigBad Exdeath]]. Only [[BadassGrandpa Galuf]] is able to fight, and he isn't able to kill him, just drive him off, and dies from the injuries he gains in the fight.
19th Dec '15 7:54:20 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'': Kirk manages to defeat Kurge and avenge everyone the villain has hurt (and most importantly, find Spock) but he has to destroy ''The Enterprise'' to do it all. His brief, sad expression as he watches it burn up says it all.
19th Dec '15 7:44:13 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', [[spoiler:this almost happens to Harry -- he kills the Basilisk, but is poisoned by its venom, and he would have died if it hadn't been for the restorative properties of phoenix tears.]] This is probably a {{homage}} to the multitude of serpent-or-dragon examples of this trope listed under the Mythology heading.
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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', [[spoiler:this almost happens to Harry -- he kills the Basilisk, but is poisoned by its venom, and he would have died if it hadn't been for the restorative properties of phoenix tears.]] Not to mention that Hermione was turned to stone halfway through the book trying to find it and the infamous Chamber of Secrets (she did, fortunately, and this ultimately helped Harry find it.) This is probably a {{homage}} to the multitude of serpent-or-dragon examples of this trope listed under the Mythology heading.
19th Dec '15 7:22:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the Spider-Man storyline "Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut" Spider-Man's second fight with TheJuggernaut goes like this. Struggling to find a way to hurt him, Spidey tries ramming a tanker truck into him only to find it just made him angry. Ultimately Spider-Man manages to win the fight by tricking Juggernaut into a load of cement, but due to how Juggernaut's powers work (he doesn't need to eat, drink, sleep, or even ''breathe''), Juggy eventually just dug his way out. Keeping the latter part of the trope from being played straight, Juggernaut hasn't tangled with Spidey since.
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* In the Spider-Man storyline "Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut" Spider-Man's second fight with TheJuggernaut goes like this. Struggling to find a way to hurt him, Spidey tries ramming a tanker truck into him only to find it just made him angry. Ultimately Spider-Man manages to win the fight by tricking Juggernaut into a load of cement, but due to how Juggernaut's powers work (he doesn't need to eat, drink, sleep, or even ''breathe''), Juggy eventually just dug his way out. Keeping the latter part of the trope from being played straight, Spidey's confrontations with the Juggernaut hasn't tangled with after that were rare and handled ''much'' differently; in the most recent one, Spidey since.[[GenreSavvy simply gave him what he wanted so he'd go away.]]
14th Dec '15 10:30:26 AM DensetsuNoKaboom
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* Maxim's battle with the [[JerkassGods Sinistrals]] in ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' in the original and ''Rise of the Sinistrals''. He and his party managed to defeat all four of them, but his LoveInterest Selan is fatally injured, and Jerin also later lost his eyesight from the battle. Maxim himself wasn't able to escape the Sinistrals' FloatingContinent and died with it when it sank into the ocean, with the most he managed to do was break the crystals controlling it to keep it from crashing where it would harm anybody. Worst of all, the Sinistrals weren't gone for good, Erim reincarnated as Lufia, and her mere existence revived the other three Sinistrals. While TheHero in the original game and his party were able to defeat them, his refusal to kill Lufia for good meant that the Sinistrals would return '''AGAIN''', leading into the events of ''The Legend Returns''.
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* Maxim's battle with the [[JerkassGods Sinistrals]] in ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' in the original and ''Rise of the Sinistrals''. He and his party managed to defeat all four of them, but [[spoiler: his LoveInterest Selan is fatally injured, and Jerin Artea also later lost his eyesight from the battle. Maxim himself wasn't able to escape the Sinistrals' FloatingContinent and died with it when it sank into the ocean, with the most he managed to do was break the crystals controlling it to keep it from crashing where it would harm anybody. anybody]]. Worst of all, the Sinistrals weren't gone for good, Erim reincarnated [[spoiler: as Lufia, Lufia]], and her mere existence revived the other three Sinistrals. While TheHero in the original game and his party were able to defeat them, his refusal to kill Lufia Erim for good meant that the Sinistrals would return '''AGAIN''', leading into the events of ''The Legend Returns''.Returns''. There's a smaller-scale example in ''The Legend Returns'' as well, when Aima's [[OldMaster martial arts master]] fights Gades. Gades is slightly scratched and impressed enough by his strength to spare everyone else, while the master dies of his wounds.
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