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28th Sep '16 6:50:19 PM JetpackPercy
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* ''Idol Death Game [=TV=]'' has the InUniverse 10th Anniversary MilestoneCelebration [[ShowWithinAShow Game Show within a Video Game]] for ''Dream of Dreams'', ''Dream or Death'', where idols participate against one another in an idol competition. The last place contestant in each round has to participate in a 'Death Concert', a ''Franchise/DanganRonpa''-esque execution where the idol will 'shine for the last time in her life' (read: perform a song while the ''[=DanganRonpa=]''-esque execution occurs).

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* ''Idol Death Game [=TV=]'' has the InUniverse 10th Anniversary MilestoneCelebration [[ShowWithinAShow Game Show within a Video Game]] for ''Dream of Dreams'', ''Dream or Death'', where idols participate against one another in an idol competition. competition, hosted by a pink psycho tapir named Doripaku. The last place contestant in each round has to participate in a 'Death Concert', a ''Franchise/DanganRonpa''-esque execution where the idol will 'shine for the last time in her life' (read: perform a their song while the ''[=DanganRonpa=]''-esque execution occurs).occurs). Some deaths include having a muscular Doripaku throw a baseball through your chest, getting boiled and somehow surviving... [[spoiler: then getting electrocuted]], and getting mauled by a bear.
28th Sep '16 6:39:43 PM JetpackPercy
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* ''Idol Death Game [=TV=]'' has the InUniverse 10th Anniversary MilestoneCelebration [[ShowWithinAShow Game Show within a Video Game]] for ''Dream of Dreams'', ''Dream or Death'', where idols participate against one another in an idol competition. The last place contestant in each round has to participate in a 'Death Concert', a ''Franchise/DanganRonpa''-esque execution where the idol will 'shine for the last time in her life' (read: perform a song while the [=DanganRonpa=]-esque execution occurs).

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* ''Idol Death Game [=TV=]'' has the InUniverse 10th Anniversary MilestoneCelebration [[ShowWithinAShow Game Show within a Video Game]] for ''Dream of Dreams'', ''Dream or Death'', where idols participate against one another in an idol competition. The last place contestant in each round has to participate in a 'Death Concert', a ''Franchise/DanganRonpa''-esque execution where the idol will 'shine for the last time in her life' (read: perform a song while the [=DanganRonpa=]-esque ''[=DanganRonpa=]''-esque execution occurs).
28th Sep '16 6:38:26 PM JetpackPercy
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* ''Idol Death Game [=TV=]'' has the InUniverse 10th Anniversary MilestoneCelebration [[ShowWithinAShow Game Show within a Video Game]] for ''Dream of Dreams'', ''Dream or Death'', where idols participate against one another in an idol competition. The last place contestant in each round has to participate in a 'Death Concert', a ''Franchise/DanganRonpa''-esque execution where the idol will 'shine for the last time in her life' (read: perform a song while the [=DanganRonpa=]-esque execution occurs).
21st Sep '16 6:06:44 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''BlastChamber'' for the [=PlayStation=], the 'players' have [[ExplosiveLeash bombs strapped to their chests]]. The objective is to run down the clock on the others' bombs before they do the same to you.

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* In ''BlastChamber'' ''Blast Chamber'' for the [=PlayStation=], the 'players' have [[ExplosiveLeash bombs strapped to their chests]]. The objective is to run down the clock on the others' bombs before they do the same to you.



** ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' uses a similar premise.

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** ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'' uses a similar premise.%%* ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena''



* The Nonary Game in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. Possible ways to die involve drowning when the time limit for the game is up, and the detonators in the bracelets triggering an explosion inside a hapless rulebreaker... in the bombs implanted ''in the bowels'' of all the players. [[spoiler: Flipped on its head come TheReveal - only two of the nine players actually have bombs, and the game is designed for all players to make it out alive while saving Akane from an actual Deadly Game in the process.]]
** The Nonary Game makes a reappearance in the sequel, and is more deadly than before. [[spoiler: But once again, the game is designed for everyone to make it out alive. Even if one person escapes through the number 9 door and strands everyone else, they can still take the elevator to warehouse floor B and open that door.]]
** At its deadliest in the final installment where there must be death for anyone to escape.
* ''VideoGame/TheDevilInside''.
* The visual novel game ''VisualNovel/KillerQueen''.

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* The Nonary Game in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. Possible ways to die involve drowning when the time limit for the game is up, and the detonators in the bracelets triggering an explosion inside a hapless rulebreaker... in the bombs implanted ''in the bowels'' of all the players. [[spoiler: Flipped on its head come TheReveal - only two of the nine players actually have bombs, and the game is designed for all players to make it out alive while saving Akane from an actual Deadly Game in the process.]]
** The Nonary Game makes a reappearance in the sequel, and is more deadly than before. [[spoiler: But once again, the game is designed for everyone to make it out alive. Even if one person escapes through the number 9 door and strands everyone else, they can still take the elevator to warehouse floor B and open that door.]]
** At its deadliest in the final installment where there must be death for anyone to escape.
* ''VideoGame/TheDevilInside''.
* The visual novel game ''VisualNovel/KillerQueen''.
%%* ''VideoGame/TheDevilInside''



* The [[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} main]] [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2 games]] of ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' are these.



* ''VideoGame/{{Penarium}}'' has a variation on this: the player is forced to perform for a sadistic Ringmaster who thinks nothing of complicating the tasks he assigns with a wide variety of deadly traps.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Penarium}}'' ''Penarium'' has a variation on this: the player is forced to perform for a sadistic Ringmaster who thinks nothing of complicating the tasks he assigns with a wide variety of deadly traps.





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%%* The [[VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} main]] [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2 games]] of ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' are these.
%%* ''VisualNovel/KillerQueen''.
* This is a staple of the ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' series. In each game there's a Deadly Game with different rules, mechanics, participants and masterminds. Specifically:
** ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', the very first installment, has the Nonary Game. Nine people have to risk their lives to explore a ship so they can find the exit, a door with a number 9 on it. Possible ways to die involve drowning when the time limit for the game is up, being killed by other participants, and the detonators in the bracelets triggering an explosion inside a hapless rulebreaker... in the bombs implanted ''in the bowels'' of all the players. [[spoiler:Flipped on its head come TheReveal -- only two of the nine players actually have bombs, and the game is designed for all players to make it out alive while saving Akane from an actual Deadly Game in the process.]]
** The Nonary Game makes a reappearance in ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', and is deadlier than before. The participants find the number 9 door right off the bat, but in order to open it they need to rack up 9 bracelet points, which are obtained through a variation of the PrisonersDilemma... And this little game is what can kill off the partcipants if their points get down to zero. Considering how the characters don't really trust each other, seems like it's impossible for all 9 people to escape... [[spoiler:but once again, the game is designed for everyone to make it out alive. Even if one person escapes through the number 9 door and strands everyone else, they can still take the elevator to warehouse floor B and open that door.]]
** At its deadliest in ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'''s Decision Game, where at least six people ''must'' die for anyone to escape. And there's no trick this time around to circumvent these deaths -- the game shows how the exit really only opens with six deaths. However... [[spoiler:the characters make it out alive of Dcom by not getting trapped behind the X-Door in the first place. Yes, the only way for everyone to live is for Zero to release them at the very beginning of the videogame]].
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20th Sep '16 8:35:27 AM Willbyr
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A type of PublicExecution. May contain a DuelToTheDeath or a ForcedPrizeFight. HuntingTheMostDangerousGame is related, but generally lacks the "contest" element, and usually doesn't contain quite so much social commentary. A BloodSport is a Deadly Game version of a modern spectator sport. Usually has a crew of {{Condemned Contestant}}s. For an ancient counterpart, see GladiatorGames. Subtrope of InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath

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A type of PublicExecution. May contain a DuelToTheDeath or a ForcedPrizeFight. HuntingTheMostDangerousGame is related, but generally lacks the "contest" element, and usually doesn't contain quite so much social commentary. A BloodSport is a Deadly Game version of a modern spectator sport. Usually has a crew of {{Condemned Contestant}}s. For an ancient counterpart, see GladiatorGames. Subtrope of InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeathInvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath.






* Similarly, ''Manga/MiraiNikki''. 12 people have magic diaries that can predict the future. The winner gets to become god. The winner wins by being the last person standing. ''Anything is allowed.''

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* Similarly, ''Manga/MiraiNikki''.''Manga/FutureDiary''. 12 people have magic diaries that can predict the future. The winner gets to become god. The winner wins by being the last person standing. ''Anything is allowed.''
24th Aug '16 6:26:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Films set in the RomanEmpire will often feature gladiatorial combat, which was TruthInTelevision for the era, although fighting to the ''death'' was rare among actual gladiators. Well known examples include:

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* Films set in the RomanEmpire UsefulNotes/RomanEmpire will often feature gladiatorial combat, which was TruthInTelevision for the era, although fighting to the ''death'' was rare among actual gladiators. Well known examples include:
18th Aug '16 5:44:06 PM Tre
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* Several Creator/SciFiChannel game shows, including ''Exit'' (an American version of ''DERO!'' that plays itself off even more seriously than the original), ''Estate of Panic'', and ''Total Blackout'', have emulated this trope, subjecting losing teams to simulated death traps or dropping them into unlighted pits "never to return".

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* Several Creator/SciFiChannel Sci Fi Channel and Creator/{{Syfy}} game shows, including ''Exit'' (an American version of ''DERO!'' that plays itself off even more seriously than the original), ''Estate of Panic'', and ''Total Blackout'', have emulated this trope, subjecting losing teams to simulated death traps or dropping them into unlighted pits "never to return".
17th Aug '16 7:38:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The 2002 Creator/{{Fox}} game show ''Series/TheChamber'' was probably the closest thing to a legitimately and potentially deadly game in real life. Contestants had to answer questions while locked inside a torture chamber, where they endured extreme heat and cold that got worse with each level. Unaired episodes included electricity, fire, and insects. The kicker? The cold Chamber's winds at Level 4 and up [[TheyJustDidntCare could cause extreme frostbite]] -- and there were ''seven'' levels. Fortunately, the show was canceled after only a few episodes, before any contestants could get seriously injured.

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* The 2002 Creator/{{Fox}} game show ''Series/TheChamber'' was probably the closest thing to a legitimately and potentially deadly game in real life. Contestants had to answer questions while locked inside a torture chamber, where they endured extreme heat and cold that got worse with each level. Unaired episodes included electricity, fire, and insects. The kicker? The cold Chamber's winds at Level 4 and up [[TheyJustDidntCare could cause extreme frostbite]] frostbite -- and there were ''seven'' levels. Fortunately, the show was canceled after only a few episodes, before any contestants could get seriously injured.
13th Aug '16 8:34:08 AM nighttrainfm
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** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E12BadWolf "Bad Wolf"]] did this with parodies of popular British {{Reality Show}}s set in 200,100 AD, including a version of ''Series/BigBrother'' where a contestant who is voted out of the house actually gets disintegrated, and a version of ''Series/TheWeakestLink'' with the same punishment for elimination [[spoiler: -- or so it seems; it turns out to be a FateWorseThanDeath (being killed and having your genetic material used for Daleks)]]. Although these have been interpreted as {{Deconstruction}} by fans, creator Creator/RussellTDavies is known to be a fan of reality TV, and the episodes are more of an AffectionateParody.

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** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E12BadWolf "Bad Wolf"]] did this with parodies of popular British {{Reality Show}}s set in 200,100 AD, including a version of ''Series/BigBrother'' where a contestant who is voted out of the house actually gets disintegrated, and a version of ''Series/TheWeakestLink'' with the same punishment for elimination [[spoiler: -- or so it seems; it turns out to be a FateWorseThanDeath (being killed and having your genetic material used for Daleks)]]. Daleks).]] Although these have been interpreted as {{Deconstruction}} by fans, creator Creator/RussellTDavies is known to be a fan of reality TV, and the episodes are more of an AffectionateParody.
13th Aug '16 8:29:51 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':''Series/DoctorWho'' has done most versions of this, from actual kid's games to the ImmoralRealityShow:
** The story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker "The Celestial Toymaker"]] saw the cast forced into children's games, failure in which would mean their eternal enslavement.
** In the serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance on Varos"]], the Doctor and Peri land on a planet where executions are televised as part of a BreadAndCircuses system.



** ''Doctor Who'' had already toyed with this notion in the serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance on Varos"]].
** Some 39 years prior to "Bad Wolf", and 19 years prior to "Vengeance on Varos", the story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker "The Celestial Toymaker"]] saw the cast forced into children's games, failure in which would mean their eternal enslavement.
** Later, in "The Wedding of River Song" the Doctor is briefly shown playing "Live Chess" (the pieces are electrified and are charged when moved) with an agent of the Silence and has manipulated his opponent into a situation where his only possible move is with a Queen that has accumulated a lethal charge. But the Doctor is willing to concede if he gets the information he wants.

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** ''Doctor Who'' had already toyed with this notion in the serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance on Varos"]].
** Some 39 years prior to "Bad Wolf", and 19 years prior to "Vengeance on Varos", the story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker "The Celestial Toymaker"]] saw the cast forced into children's games, failure in which would mean their eternal enslavement.
** Later, in
In "The Wedding of River Song" the Doctor is briefly shown playing "Live Chess" (the pieces are electrified and are charged when moved) with an agent of the Silence and has manipulated his opponent into a situation where his only possible move is with a Queen that has accumulated a lethal charge. But the Doctor is willing to concede if he gets the information he wants.
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