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1st Dec '15 3:56:10 PM nombretomado
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* In a ''US Acres'' short on ''GarfieldAndFriends'', aliens who consider laughter a powerful weapon try to steal Earth's comedy, and Orson and company try to make them laugh in order to defeat them.

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* In a ''US Acres'' short on ''GarfieldAndFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', aliens who consider laughter a powerful weapon try to steal Earth's comedy, and Orson and company try to make them laugh in order to defeat them.
20th Mar '15 7:29:53 AM CraftSpider
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* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' Black Mage accidentally kills an arc villain [[LamePunReaction using bad puns].

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* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' Black Mage accidentally kills an arc villain [[LamePunReaction using bad puns].puns]].
27th Feb '15 11:11:37 AM DarkStarling
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan's moves as a Dashing Swordman gain more power if he [[YouFightLikeACow tells a pun while attacking]]. The worse the pun, the greater the damage.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan's moves as a Dashing Swordman gain more power if he [[YouFightLikeACow tells a pun while attacking]]. The worse the pun, pun the greater the damage.damage, but his target apparently has to actually get the joke.
27th Feb '15 11:09:52 AM DarkStarling
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** More seriously, he also nearly manages to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous paste Vetinari in the face with a pie.]] Given the reputation damage that would have resulted, and that in Anhk Morpork's political instability it could have ended Vetinari's tenure as patrician, Moist jumping in front of it is treated as TakingTheBullet.
27th Dec '14 11:30:55 AM nombretomado
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* BoboboboBobobo is nothing BUT ComedyAsAWeapon - in-universe, it's an actual ''fighting style'' known as Hajike (Wiggin in English) used by most of the main characters. It mostly consists of unpredictable attacks sight gags and puns used to confuse or drive their opponents (and sometimes their allies) crazy.

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* BoboboboBobobo ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' is nothing BUT ComedyAsAWeapon - in-universe, it's an actual ''fighting style'' known as Hajike (Wiggin in English) used by most of the main characters. It mostly consists of unpredictable attacks sight gags and puns used to confuse or drive their opponents (and sometimes their allies) crazy.
18th Jun '14 6:33:17 PM SilverPentium
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* In ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'', The Hero [[spoiler: must make use of The Ultimate Joke in the game's final battle. While the joke itself is not lethal, it will incapacitate anyone (even a vampire with no sense of humor!) by making them laugh uncontrollably the first time they hear the joke.

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* In ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'', The Hero [[spoiler: must make use of The Ultimate Joke in the game's final battle. While the joke itself is not lethal, it will incapacitate anyone (even a vampire with no sense of humor!) by making them laugh uncontrollably the first time they hear the joke.joke]].
18th Jun '14 6:32:04 PM SilverPentium
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* In ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'', The Hero [[spoiler: must make use of The Ultimate Joke in the game's final battle. While the joke itself is not lethal, it will incapacitate anyone (even a vampire with no sense of humor!) by making them laugh uncontrollably the first time they hear the joke.
16th Feb '14 3:43:44 AM Korodzik
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Sometimes humor may be used to distract the amused opponent, while at other times the humorist may literally cause his audience to die laughing.

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Sometimes humor may be used to distract the amused opponent, while at other times the humorist may literally cause his audience to die laughing.DieLaughing.


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* The [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]] comic story "Zio Paperone e i predoni dello spazio" has Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge go after SpacePirates, but first they run into a helpful, but pacifistic RealityWarper animal which transforms their disintegrator rays into laughter-inducing rayguns. These prove highly effective in debilitating the pirates.
10th Feb '14 2:45:38 AM Korodzik
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Sometimes humor may be used to distract the amused opponent, while at other times the humorist may literally cause his audience to die laughing.






** [[spoiler:Dandelo]] tries this with Roland in [[Literature/TheDarkTower the final book]].

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** [[spoiler:Dandelo]] tries this with Roland [[spoiler:The monster Dandelo]] in [[Literature/TheDarkTower the final book]].book]] has the ability to tell jokes that induce literally killing laughter in his victims.



** In the "Piranha Brothers" sketch, Doug Piranha kept his underlings in fear by his use of sarcasm. "He knew all the tricks - dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and...satire. Grown men would pull their own heads off rather than see Doug."

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** In the "Piranha Brothers" sketch, Doug Piranha kept his underlings in fear by his use of sarcasm. "He knew all the tricks - dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and... satire. Grown men would pull their own heads off rather than see Doug."






12th Jan '14 4:43:03 PM Andyroid
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* In the end of ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Mr. Bent, a bank manager who's the son of a clown, upsets the trial of Moist von Lipwig by throwing pies and performing stunts with a ladder. Admittedly, he mostly only serves as a distraction, but he does manage to also bring the ledgers that Vetinari needs in order to determine that the gold was stolen before Moist arrived at the bank.

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* In the end of ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', [[spoiler: Mr. Bent, a bank manager who's the son of a clown, clown,]] upsets the trial of Moist von Lipwig by throwing pies and performing stunts with a ladder. Admittedly, he mostly only serves as a distraction, but he does manage to also bring the ledgers that Vetinari needs in order to determine that the gold was stolen before Moist arrived at the bank.Royal Bank.



* The "World's Funniest Joke" sketch from Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus.
** Its so funny that people translating portions of the joke have been hospitalized.
** In the Piranha Brothers documentary, Doug Piranha kept his underlings in fear by his use of sarcasm. He knew all the tricks - dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and...satire. Grown men would pull their own heads off rather than see Doug.

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* Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus has covered this a few times:
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The "World's Funniest Joke" sketch from Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus.
** Its
revolves around a joke so funny that people translating portions of the joke have been hospitalized.
hospitalized for accidentally reading too much at a time.
** In the Piranha Brothers documentary, "Piranha Brothers" sketch, Doug Piranha kept his underlings in fear by his use of sarcasm. He "He knew all the tricks - dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and...satire. Grown men would pull their own heads off rather than see Doug."



* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' Black Mage kills [[spoiler:Astos]] using bad puns.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan's moves as a Dashing Swordman gain more power if he tells a pun while attacking. The worse the pun, the greater the damage.

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* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' Black Mage accidentally kills [[spoiler:Astos]] an arc villain [[LamePunReaction using bad puns.
puns].
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan's moves as a Dashing Swordman gain more power if he [[YouFightLikeACow tells a pun while attacking.attacking]]. The worse the pun, the greater the damage.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Pinkie Pie's "Giggle at the Ghostie".

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In part 2 of the series premiere, Pinkie Pie's "Giggle at Pie teaches her friends to literally laugh in the Ghostie". face of danger [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong with a song]], which happens to banish an illusion conjured by Nightmare Moon.
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