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15th Sep '17 9:29:51 AM Rhivana
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Video game characters on average are [[SuperToughness incredibly tough]]. No matter how much you get hurt or what it is that's doing the damage, the worst you'll show for it is [[ShowsDamage blood decals on your suit]]. You laugh as UniversalPoison does five points of damage per step, you shrug off the flying chainsaw robots [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank using your blood to make abstract art]] like nothing, and you're perfectly fine as long as you have at least one {{Hit Point|s}} left. However, if something removes that last point, even if it was [[ScratchDamage an apple falling on your head]], it will cause you to experience Critical Existence Failure and keel over like you had a [[DeathNote sudden inexplicable heart attack]].

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Video game characters on average are [[SuperToughness incredibly tough]]. No matter how much you get hurt or what it is that's doing the damage, the worst you'll show for it is [[ShowsDamage blood decals on your suit]]. You laugh as UniversalPoison does five points of damage per step, you shrug off the flying chainsaw robots [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank using your blood to make abstract art]] like nothing, and you're perfectly fine as long as you have at least one {{Hit Point|s}} left. However, if something removes that last point, even if it was [[ScratchDamage an apple falling on your head]], it will cause you to experience Critical Existence Failure and keel over like you had a [[DeathNote [[Manga/DeathNote sudden inexplicable heart attack]].
15th Jun '17 8:15:05 AM superkeijikun
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* Taken to extremes in ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'' during the Aincrad arc: players will remain alive so long as they don't die in the game, but after their HP reaches 0, the moment their avatar vanishes, the player will be hit with a high-powered microwave pulse to their brain, killing them instantly.
26th Dec '16 10:28:15 AM justanid
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Has some overlap with DeathOfAThousandCuts and NoKillLikeOverkill, since any attack that inflicts even ScratchDamage can ultimately land a KO. Compare StrongFleshWeakSteel, and see also TheLastStraw, when a proverbial straw breaks the camel's back. Compare ExactTimeToFailure for more general examples of unrealistically sudden transitions from "perfectly OK" to "totally dead".

Contrast SubsystemDamage, where losing HitPoints does adversely affect the owner's ability to fight back; the ChunkySalsaRule, which governs {{One Hit Kill}}s; and DidntNeedThoseAnyway, a form of ShowsDamage. See also AttackAttackAttack, which this trope can encourage or at least give the appearance of.

If you are looking for the trope about having one's existence entirely erased from the time-space continuum, try RetGone. Also not to be confused with AuthorExistenceFailure.

Given that this is nearly a {{Universal Trope|s}}, only aversions and notable examples go here.

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Has some overlap with DeathOfAThousandCuts and NoKillLikeOverkill, since any attack that inflicts even ScratchDamage can ultimately land a KO.

Compare StrongFleshWeakSteel, and see also TheLastStraw, when a proverbial straw breaks the camel's back. Compare ExactTimeToFailure ExactTimeToFailure, for more general examples of unrealistically sudden transitions from "perfectly OK" to "totally dead".

dead"; NoOntologicalInertia; and StrongFleshWeakSteel. Contrast the ChunkySalsaRule; DidntNeedThoseAnyway; and SubsystemDamage, where losing HitPoints does adversely affect the owner's ability to fight back; the ChunkySalsaRule, which governs {{One Hit Kill}}s; and DidntNeedThoseAnyway, a form of ShowsDamage. back. See also AttackAttackAttack, which this trope can encourage or at least give the appearance of.

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12th Sep '16 4:25:37 PM SteveMB
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Has some overlap with DeathOfAThousandCuts and NoKillLikeOverkill, since any attack that inflicts even ScratchDamage can ultimately land a KO. Compare StrongFleshWeakSteel, and see also TheLastStraw, when a proverbial straw breaks the camel's back.

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Has some overlap with DeathOfAThousandCuts and NoKillLikeOverkill, since any attack that inflicts even ScratchDamage can ultimately land a KO. Compare StrongFleshWeakSteel, and see also TheLastStraw, when a proverbial straw breaks the camel's back.
back. Compare ExactTimeToFailure for more general examples of unrealistically sudden transitions from "perfectly OK" to "totally dead".
26th Apr '16 12:16:53 PM Nylsa
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25th Feb '16 8:30:28 PM Anna_Nimus
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25th Feb '16 8:29:32 PM Anna_Nimus
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25th Feb '16 8:28:15 PM Anna_Nimus
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25th Feb '16 8:26:26 PM Anna_Nimus
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* In Fanfic/CoOpMode, James averts this by a hair on the very first chapter by being [[CrashIntoHello saved by Taylor]].
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