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5th Aug '16 9:38:57 PM CerotechOmega
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** From the original [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Prime]]: you're locked in a room, with a single Metroid in a stasis tank, you scan the Metroid and it breaks out. GenreSavvy players will assume you need [[KillItWithIce the ice beam to kill it]]. The problem is at this point you will not have the ice beam. Cue screams of fear.

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** From the original [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Prime]]: you're locked in a room, with a single Metroid in a stasis tank, you scan the Metroid and it breaks out. GenreSavvy players will assume you need [[KillItWithIce the ice beam to kill it]]. The problem is at this point you will not have the ice beam. Cue screams of fear. [[spoiler:There is a terminal that actually tells you to use missiles (or Super Missiles) against it, but that won't be available to you until after you kill this one. Have fun with that.]]
17th Jul '16 2:29:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* After a few moments of DangerouslyGenreSavvy, Cooler slips up and suffers this in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. After launching his Death Ball at Goku, he starts ranting about he's smarter than Freeza and going to avoid the same fate - without actually doing any of it.

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* After a few moments of DangerouslyGenreSavvy, cunning, Cooler slips up and suffers this in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. After launching his Death Ball at Goku, he starts ranting about he's smarter than Freeza and going to avoid the same fate - without actually doing any of it.



* [[FinalBoss Alduin]] of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' attempted to ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy outright kill you when you are still level 1]]'', however, not only the attempt inadvertently helped you to escape from the execution, the mistake eventually led to your growth and his own demise. It's definitely not a good idea to interrupt an execution.

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* [[FinalBoss Alduin]] of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' attempted to ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy outright ''outright kill you when you are still level 1]]'', 1'', however, not only the attempt inadvertently helped you to escape from the execution, the mistake eventually led to your growth and his own demise. It's definitely not a good idea to interrupt an execution.



* While he doesn't die (being a spirit, he probably ''can't'') Discord from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is ultimately undone in part by his own DangerouslyGenreSavvy. After effectively depowering the Elements of Harmony by [[BreakTheCutie breaking]] and [[MindRape Mind Raping]] the mane cast into being disharmonic, he lets them "take their best shot" at him, and it fails, which was his plan to crush Twilight Sparkle's spirit. However, in the end, they try this again, Discord safe in the knowledge that with the CircleOfFriendship broken, the Elements are useless...[[OhCrap only to find out too late]] that [[DidntSeeThatComing they've reforged their friendship without his knowledge]] and he gets [[SealedEvilInACan stuffed back in his can.]]

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* While he doesn't die (being a spirit, he probably ''can't'') Discord from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is ultimately undone in part by his own DangerouslyGenreSavvy.GenreSavvy. After effectively depowering the Elements of Harmony by [[BreakTheCutie breaking]] and [[MindRape Mind Raping]] the mane cast into being disharmonic, he lets them "take their best shot" at him, and it fails, which was his plan to crush Twilight Sparkle's spirit. However, in the end, they try this again, Discord safe in the knowledge that with the CircleOfFriendship broken, the Elements are useless...[[OhCrap only to find out too late]] that [[DidntSeeThatComing they've reforged their friendship without his knowledge]] and he gets [[SealedEvilInACan stuffed back in his can.]]
16th Jul '16 6:37:14 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Not just themselves. A good number of quarians refused to let their mechanical servants/friends be destroyed. Many sympathizers were killed alongside the geth they were trying to protect. One of the reasons the geth fought back was to protect those who would protect them. Didn't save them from getting butchered like the rest, though. On the other hand, the fact that tens of billions of civilians just sort of disappeared as the geth took over may imply that the geth are seriously white-washing their role in the whole thing.

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** Not just themselves. A good number of quarians refused to let their mechanical servants/friends be destroyed. Many sympathizers were killed alongside the geth they were trying to protect. One of the reasons the geth fought back was to protect those who would protect them. Didn't save them from getting butchered like the rest, though. On the other hand, the fact that tens of billions of civilians just sort of disappeared as the geth took over may imply that the geth are seriously white-washing their role in the whole thing. The fact that modern Quarians deploy their civilians as combatants (especially in the third game) does muddle the issue a bit.
1st Jul '16 5:00:49 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Michel Blanc in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', though it's really his own fault. When Ozma nearly dies (in a way that was a blatantly obvious ShoutOut to the original Macross), Michel [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how dramatic it would have been if he really died. Three episodes later, he gets ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and makes a DyingDeclarationOfLove before being ThrownOutTheAirlock. Do not taunt the fourth wall, kiddies.

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* Michel Blanc in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', though it's really his own fault. When Ozma nearly dies (in a way that was a blatantly obvious ShoutOut to the original Macross), ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''), Michel [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how dramatic it would have been if he really died. Three episodes later, he gets ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and makes a DyingDeclarationOfLove before being ThrownOutTheAirlock. Do not taunt the fourth wall, kiddies.
29th Jun '16 3:51:59 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Parodied in the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', where a GenreSavvy character describes the way she will break her ankle and be killed ''to the masked killer himself''. In fact, [[LosingYourHead she keeps talking even after the killer beheads her]]. She also thought this was an elaborate prank, so she said it with a tone that indicated she believed these events to all be ridiculously impossible. In fact, she breaks her own leg ([[NauseaFeul and the bone shows, yeck!]]); the ''killer'' winces at that point. The irony was palpable.

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* Parodied in the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', where a GenreSavvy character describes the way she will break her ankle and be killed ''to the masked killer himself''. In fact, [[LosingYourHead she keeps talking even after the killer beheads her]]. She also thought this was an elaborate prank, so she said it with a tone that indicated she believed these events to all be ridiculously impossible. In fact, she breaks her own leg ([[NauseaFeul ([[NauseaFuel and the bone shows, yeck!]]); the ''killer'' winces at that point. The irony was palpable.
21st Jun '16 2:52:06 PM Cameony
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** In the same film, Nick the Supervisor gets killed because he's smart enough to run ''away'' from danger and open up an alternate route of escape, while his companions unknowingly run right towards certain doom. However then [[Creator/ChrisPratt Owen]] decides to escape that way too and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unintentionally leads]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the attacking dinosaur]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero out the door]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nick opened]], whereupon the rampaging critter promptly eats Nick who hadn't had enough time to run very far.

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** In the same film, Nick the Supervisor gets killed because he's smart enough to run ''away'' from danger and open up an alternate route of escape, while his companions unknowingly run right towards certain doom. However then [[Creator/ChrisPratt Owen]] decides to escape that way too and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unintentionally leads]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero leads the attacking dinosaur]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero dinosaur out the door]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero door Nick opened]], opened, whereupon the rampaging critter promptly eats Nick who hadn't had enough time to run very far.]]
7th Jun '16 9:32:27 PM Winner1
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* Parodied in the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', where a GenreSavvy character describes the way she will break her ankle and be killed ''to the masked killer himself''. In fact, [[LosingYourHead she keeps talking even after the killer beheads her]]. She also thought this was an elaborate prank, so she said it with a tone that indicated she believed these events to all be ridiculously impossible. In fact, she breaks her own leg (and the bone shows, yeck!); the ''killer'' winces at that point. The irony was palpable.

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* Parodied in the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', where a GenreSavvy character describes the way she will break her ankle and be killed ''to the masked killer himself''. In fact, [[LosingYourHead she keeps talking even after the killer beheads her]]. She also thought this was an elaborate prank, so she said it with a tone that indicated she believed these events to all be ridiculously impossible. In fact, she breaks her own leg (and ([[NauseaFeul and the bone shows, yeck!); yeck!]]); the ''killer'' winces at that point. The irony was palpable.


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* Chloe in ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' figures out that Max has caused a temporal anomaly that's destroying the world because she saved her past self from getting killed at the very beginning of the game with her time travel ability. She realizes that the only way to prevent the end of the world is for Max to go back in time and let her past self die. However, it is up to the player to make [[SadisticChoice the final choice]] if you wish to fulfil Chloe's HeroicSacrifice and save everyone or allow the entire world to be ravaged.
3rd May '16 9:09:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in the first ''ScaryMovie'', where a GenreSavvy character describes the way she will break her ankle and be killed ''to the masked killer himself''. In fact, [[LosingYourHead she keeps talking even after the killer beheads her]].
** She also thought this was an elaborate prank, so she said it with a tone that indicated she believed these events to all be ridiculously impossible. In fact, she breaks her own leg (and the bone shows, yeck!); the ''killer'' winces at that point. The irony was palpable.
* For how oddly genre savvy Narissa is in ''{{Enchanted}}'', she uses it in a way that ends up with her dead. By the time she has Robert in her clutches, scaling the building, it's blatantly obvious Edward and Giselle aren't joined at the hip any longer, and Giselle is not your average fairy tale princess. Now, had Narissa taken, say, Edward up the building, she might have survived. Assuming Pip didn't go after her anyway, or Nathaniel didn't go after him, being his lackey and all...

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* Parodied in the first ''ScaryMovie'', ''Film/ScaryMovie'', where a GenreSavvy character describes the way she will break her ankle and be killed ''to the masked killer himself''. In fact, [[LosingYourHead she keeps talking even after the killer beheads her]].
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her]]. She also thought this was an elaborate prank, so she said it with a tone that indicated she believed these events to all be ridiculously impossible. In fact, she breaks her own leg (and the bone shows, yeck!); the ''killer'' winces at that point. The irony was palpable.
* For how oddly genre savvy Narissa is in ''{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', she uses it in a way that ends up with her dead. By the time she has Robert in her clutches, scaling the building, it's blatantly obvious Edward and Giselle aren't joined at the hip any longer, and Giselle is not your average fairy tale princess. Now, had Narissa taken, say, Edward up the building, she might have survived. Assuming Pip didn't go after her anyway, or Nathaniel didn't go after him, being his lackey and all...



* In the slasher movie ''Halloween Night,'' the lesbian couple who just had sex are damn near an inversion of this trope since they made it to 3/4 of the way through the movie despite breaking pretty much every horror movie rule in the book. Still, at that point, the killer drops down in their room from....somewhere and goes up to their bed to attack them. The taller girl specifically never assumes that it's their friend, something damn near groundbreaking in horror movies and instead instructs her girlfriend to run while she ''beats the shit out of him.'' He likely would have lost this fight had it not been for the inexplicable clothes hanger that he put through her eye. Also her girlfriend escaped and was the one who called the police that showed up at the end.

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* In the slasher movie ''Halloween Night,'' ''Film/HalloweenNight,'' the lesbian couple who just had sex are damn near an inversion of this trope since they made it to 3/4 of the way through the movie despite breaking pretty much every horror movie rule in the book. Still, at that point, the killer drops down in their room from....somewhere and goes up to their bed to attack them. The taller girl specifically never assumes that it's their friend, something damn near groundbreaking in horror movies and instead instructs her girlfriend to run while she ''beats the shit out of him.'' He likely would have lost this fight had it not been for the inexplicable clothes hanger that he put through her eye. Also her girlfriend escaped and was the one who called the police that showed up at the end.



* Parodied in ''TheOtherGuys'', where Officers Danson and Highsmith fling themselves off a 20-story building onto an open sidewalk in their confidence that, [[WrongGenreSavvy as the heroes]], they'll land safely. It ends [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou just about as well as you would expect]].

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* Parodied in ''TheOtherGuys'', ''Film/TheOtherGuys'', where Officers Danson and Highsmith fling themselves off a 20-story building onto an open sidewalk in their confidence that, [[WrongGenreSavvy as the heroes]], they'll land safely. It ends [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou just about as well as you would expect]].
24th Mar '16 1:27:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* Sharon Novak in the ''Series/LostTapes'' episode ''Monster of Monterey''-- ties herself to the boat when working on deck and going underwater to fix the engine, check. Refuses to investigate an abandoned boat with bloody decks alone, check. Immediatelt tries to call Coast Guard on malfunctioning radio and then has boyfriend call them from shore while she tries to raise her sails and leave the area as soon as possible, check. She only dies because the monster returns before the Coast Guard can arrive and her tether is too long to stop her from being knocked overboard while raising the sails.

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* Sharon Novak in the ''Series/LostTapes'' episode ''Monster "Monster of Monterey''-- Monterey"-- ties herself to the boat when working on deck and going underwater to fix the engine, check. Refuses to investigate an abandoned boat with bloody decks alone, check. Immediatelt tries to call Coast Guard on malfunctioning radio and then has boyfriend call them from shore while she tries to raise her sails and leave the area as soon as possible, check. She only dies because the monster returns before the Coast Guard can arrive and her tether is too long to stop her from being knocked overboard while raising the sails.
24th Mar '16 1:26:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* Sharon Novak in the ''LostTapes'' episode ''Monster of Monterey''-- ties herself to the boat when working on deck and going underwater to fix the engine, check. Refuses to investigate an abandoned boat with bloody decks alone, check. Immediatelt tries to call Coast Guard on malfunctioning radio and then has boyfriend call them from shore while she tries to raise her sails and leave the area as soon as possible, check. She only dies because the monster returns before the Coast Guard can arrive and her tether is too long to stop her from being knocked overboard while raising the sails.

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* Sharon Novak in the ''LostTapes'' ''Series/LostTapes'' episode ''Monster of Monterey''-- ties herself to the boat when working on deck and going underwater to fix the engine, check. Refuses to investigate an abandoned boat with bloody decks alone, check. Immediatelt tries to call Coast Guard on malfunctioning radio and then has boyfriend call them from shore while she tries to raise her sails and leave the area as soon as possible, check. She only dies because the monster returns before the Coast Guard can arrive and her tether is too long to stop her from being knocked overboard while raising the sails.
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