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5th Jun '17 3:20:45 AM MoonByte
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* Parodied in ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil''. Tucker and Dale are your typical hillbillies living in the woods who meet a bunch of teenagers that disturb them with their trip. Except Tucker and Dale don't really care, are honest and good guys and at one point rescue one of the teenagers from drowning. But the teens are WrongGenreSavvy, misinterpret everything that happens and end up killing each other in their attempts to "survive" the two friends. So in a certain way, this is a case of Death By Wrong Genre Savviness.

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* Parodied in ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil''. Tucker and Dale are your typical hillbillies living in the woods who meet a bunch of teenagers that disturb them with their trip. Except Tucker and Dale don't really care, are honest and good guys and at one point rescue one of the teenagers from drowning. But the teens are WrongGenreSavvy, misinterpret everything that happens and end up killing each other in their attempts to "survive" the two friends.HillbillyHorrors they believe to be in. So in a certain way, this is a case of Death By Wrong Genre Savviness.
5th Jun '17 3:15:36 AM MoonByte
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* Parodied in ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil''. Tucker and Dale are your typical hillbillies living in the woods who meet a bunch of teenagers that disturb them with their trip. Except Tucker and Dale don't really care, are honest and good guys and at one point rescue one of the teenagers from drowning. But the teens are WrongGenreSavvy, misinterpret everything that happens and end up killing each other in their attempts to "survive" the two friends. So in a certain way, this is a case of Death By Wrong Genre Savviness.
19th May '17 5:26:14 PM WillKeaton
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* [[FinalBoss Alduin]] of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' attempted to ''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 ''outright kill you when you are still level 1'', however, not only did the attempt inadvertently helped help you to escape from the an execution, the mistake eventually led to your growth and his own demise. It's definitely not a good idea to interrupt an execution.
22nd Mar '17 5:54:07 PM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' gives Ganon the genre savviness that leads to the destruction of Hyrule. When the people of Hyrule learned that Calamity Ganon was previously sealed away through the use of Divine Beasts and Guardians made by Sheikah technology, as well as the royal princess' divine power, they proceeded to dig up the old, decrepit machinery and recreate everything to re-seal Calamity Ganon. And Calamity Ganon remembered what was done [[ItOnlyWorksOnce last time around]], so its spirit began to possess the Divine Beasts and Guardians; killed the Champions and turned the battle in its favor.
5th Mar '17 8:27:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Film/JurassicPark,'' where Ian Malcolm, who has been predicting disaster from the start, is attacked by the T-Rex but survives. Played straight with Muldoon, however, [[TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled who knows exactly how dangerous the dinosaurs are, and is killed by a velociraptor]].
** in ''Film/JurassicWorld,'' Zach and Gray's babysitter, Zara, gets snatched by one of the Pteranodons because she was staying still, just when she was telling the boys not to stand still. This led to her own demise.
** 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 the attacking dinosaur out the door Nick opened, whereupon the rampaging critter promptly eats Nick who hadn't had enough time to run very far.]]

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Subverted in ''Film/JurassicPark,'' where Ian Malcolm, who has been predicting disaster from the start, is attacked by the T-Rex but survives. Played straight with Muldoon, however, [[TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled who knows exactly how dangerous the dinosaurs are, and is killed by a velociraptor]].
** in ''Film/JurassicWorld,'' ''Film/JurassicWorld'':
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Zach and Gray's babysitter, Zara, gets snatched by one of the Pteranodons because she was staying still, just when she was telling the boys not to stand still. This led to her own demise.
** 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 the attacking dinosaur out the door Nick opened, whereupon the rampaging critter promptly eats Nick who hadn't had enough time to run very far.]]
5th Mar '17 8:25:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1999'' , Chris Kattan's character, who knows the lethal history of the house, spends most of the movie sitting in the most central, well-lit room possible and drinking heavily. However, this doesn't do him much good.
** Interestingly, in the original version of the script, he was the one who survived, while the black guy died.

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* In ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1999'' , Chris Kattan's character, who knows the lethal history of the house, spends most of the movie sitting in the most central, well-lit room possible and drinking heavily. However, this doesn't do him much good.
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good. Interestingly, in the original version of the script, he was the one who survived, while the black guy died.
4th Mar '17 11:08:16 AM StFan
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* The ''Main/StarWars'' game ''Main/RebelAssault II'' has an Main/EasterEgg that unlocks a Main/GagDub. One scene of the Gag Dub has two Stormtroopers bemoaning their status as {{Mook}}s:
-->'''First Stormtrooper:''' You want to bet we get killed in the next ten seconds?
-->'''Second Stormtrooper:''' That's a sucker bet.
-->'''First Stormtrooper:''' We'd probably have a chance if we weren't standing with our backs to the desert.
* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Prime 3'', in the Metroid Xenostorage. Oh look, Metroids! I was wondering when I'd see them. Well, I'll just shoot them with Ice Missiles and be on my way. Ice attacks have always worked in the past, what could possibly go wroJESUS H. CHRIST THEY PHASE RIGHT THROUGH THE MISSILES. THEY'RE EATING MY FACE!! THEY'RE EATING MY FACE!!

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* The ''Main/StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' game ''Main/RebelAssault ''VideoGame/RebelAssault II'' has an Main/EasterEgg EasterEgg that unlocks a Main/GagDub.GagDub. One scene of the Gag Dub has two Stormtroopers bemoaning their status as {{Mook}}s:
-->'''First Stormtrooper:''' You want to bet we get killed in the next ten seconds?
-->'''Second
seconds?\\
'''Second
Stormtrooper:''' That's a sucker bet.
-->'''First
bet.\\
'''First
Stormtrooper:''' We'd probably have a chance if we weren't standing with our backs to the desert.
* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}} ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'':
** ''Metroid
Prime 3'', in the Metroid Xenostorage. Oh look, Metroids! I was wondering when I'd see them. Well, I'll just shoot them with Ice Missiles and be on my way. Ice attacks have always worked in the past, what could possibly go wroJESUS H. CHRIST THEY PHASE RIGHT THROUGH THE MISSILES. THEY'RE EATING MY FACE!! THEY'RE EATING MY FACE!!



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** "You really should learn to trust people!"

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** "You -->"You really should learn to trust people!"



* Inverted somewhat in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. In an episode where the Titans find themselves stalked by monsters, Beast Boy uses his knowledge of horror movies to correctly predict that, as the GenreSavvy PluckyComicRelief, he'll be the first victim, and isn't exactly surprised when he's proven right.
** Played straight a few minutes later, where Robin is taken when he's about to explain why everything's happening.
** Also a JustifiedTrope. The monster is actually a projection of Raven's sub-conscious mind reacting to [[{{ShowWithinAShow}} an actual horror movie the team had been watching earlier]].
* Henchman #24 in the Season 3 finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Despite being genre savvy (as was his close friend, #21), buckling in a non-moving vehicle turned out to be his undoing.
** In typical Venture fashion, it's lampshaded hysterically.
--> '''#21''': Why would you DO THAT!?
--> '''#24''': I DON'T KNOOOWWW!
** They'd also [[TemptingFate bragged about their]] PlotArmor a few episodes earlier.

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* Inverted somewhat in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. In an episode where the Titans find themselves stalked by monsters, Beast Boy uses his knowledge of horror movies to correctly predict that, as the GenreSavvy PluckyComicRelief, he'll be the first victim, and isn't exactly surprised when he's proven right.
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right. Played straight a few minutes later, where Robin is taken when he's about to explain why everything's happening.
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happening. Also a JustifiedTrope. The monster is actually a projection of Raven's sub-conscious mind reacting to [[{{ShowWithinAShow}} [[ShowWithinAShow an actual horror movie the team had been watching earlier]].
* Henchman #24 in the Season 3 finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Despite being genre savvy (as was his close friend, #21), buckling in a non-moving vehicle turned out to be his undoing.
** In typical Venture fashion, it's lampshaded hysterically.
--> '''#21''': Why would you DO THAT!?
--> '''#24''': I DON'T KNOOOWWW!
**
undoing. They'd also [[TemptingFate bragged about their]] PlotArmor a few episodes earlier.earlier. In typical Venture fashion, it's lampshaded hysterically.
-->'''#21:''' Why would you DO THAT!?\\
'''#24:''' I DON'T KNOOOWWW!



-->'''Soos:''' Dudes, stay calm. I have been training for this moment my whole life. With all the horror movies I've seen, I literally know all there is to know about to avoid zombies.
-->''(A zombie bites Soos from behind. He turns instantly.)''
-->'''Soos:''' Second thought, gonna flip the script. Can I eat your brains, yea or nay? I'm seeing some yea faces over here....

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-->'''Soos:''' Dudes, stay calm. I have been training for this moment my whole life. With all the horror movies I've seen, I literally know all there is to know about to avoid zombies.
-->''(A
zombies.\\
''[a
zombie bites Soos from behind. He behind; he turns instantly.)''
-->'''Soos:'''
instantly]''\\
'''Soos:'''
Second thought, gonna flip the script. Can I eat your brains, yea or nay? I'm seeing some yea faces over here....



19th Feb '17 8:14:35 PM sabrina_diamond
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* In ''Anime/BloodC'', when the Elder Barin is massacring Saya's classmates, one of them manages to react faster than them and get out. He then gets killed when hit by glass shards, caused by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Saya jumping off the window.]]

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* In ''Anime/BloodC'', when the Elder Barin is massacring Saya's classmates, one of them manages to react much faster than them and get gets out. He then gets killed when hit by jagged glass shards, caused by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Saya jumping off the window.]]
25th Sep '16 7:54:12 AM Raptorslash
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* Subverted in ''Film/JurassicPark,'' where Ian Malcolm, who has been predicting disaster from the start, is attacked by the T-Rex but survives. Played straight with Muldoon, [[TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled who knows exactly how dangerous the dinosaurs are, and is killed by a velociraptor]].
** in ''Film/JurassicWorld,'' Zach and Gray babysitter, Zara gets snatched by one of the Pteranodons because she was staying still, just when she was telling to the boys to not stand still. this led to her own demise.

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* Subverted in ''Film/JurassicPark,'' where Ian Malcolm, who has been predicting disaster from the start, is attacked by the T-Rex but survives. Played straight with Muldoon, however, [[TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled who knows exactly how dangerous the dinosaurs are, and is killed by a velociraptor]].
** in ''Film/JurassicWorld,'' Zach and Gray Gray's babysitter, Zara Zara, gets snatched by one of the Pteranodons because she was staying still, just when she was telling to the boys to not to stand still. this This led to her own demise.



* In ''Film/TheThing1982'', Fuchs is one of the smartest members of the team, and is one of the first characters to realize how dangerous the title creature is. He's also KilledOffscreen in short order, either directly murdered by the Thing or [[HeroicSuicide deliberately setting himself on fire to prevent it from absorbing him]]. Justified as the Thing [[ItCanThink may have targeted him on purpose]] both to stop him from learning more about it and to stir up distrust and paranoia among the remaining humans.

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* In ''Film/TheThing1982'', Fuchs is one of the smartest members of the team, and is one of the first characters to realize how dangerous the title creature is. He's also KilledOffscreen in short order, either directly murdered by the Thing or [[HeroicSuicide deliberately setting himself on fire to prevent it from absorbing him]]. Justified as the Thing [[ItCanThink may have targeted him on purpose]] both to stop him from learning more about it his research and to stir up distrust and paranoia among the remaining humans.
24th Sep '16 12:18:29 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Horror movies frequently have GenreSavvy characters. Sometimes the [[BlackDudeDiesFirst black guy]] takes the role, sometimes the {{nerd}}. Regardless, the GenreSavvy character is nearly always [[GenreBlindness blind]] to the most relevant [[DeathTropes death trope]]: the GenreSavvy character ''[[Main/SortingAlgorithmOfMortality always]]'' dies.

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Horror movies frequently have GenreSavvy characters. Sometimes the [[BlackDudeDiesFirst black guy]] takes the role, sometimes the {{nerd}}. Regardless, the GenreSavvy character is they're nearly always [[GenreBlindness blind]] to the most relevant [[DeathTropes death trope]]: the GenreSavvy character ''[[Main/SortingAlgorithmOfMortality always]]'' dies.



* In ''TheThing1982'', Fuchs is one of the smartest and most GenreSavvy members of the team, and is one of the first characters to realize how dangerous the title creature is. He's also KilledOffscreen in short order, either directly murdered by the Thing or [[HeroicSuicide deliberately setting himself on fire to prevent it from absorbing him]]. Justified as the Thing [[ItCanThink may have targeted him on purpose]] both to stop him from learning more about it and to stir up distrust and paranoia among the remaining humans.

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* In ''TheThing1982'', ''Film/TheThing1982'', Fuchs is one of the smartest and most GenreSavvy members of the team, and is one of the first characters to realize how dangerous the title creature is. He's also KilledOffscreen in short order, either directly murdered by the Thing or [[HeroicSuicide deliberately setting himself on fire to prevent it from absorbing him]]. Justified as the Thing [[ItCanThink may have targeted him on purpose]] both to stop him from learning more about it and to stir up distrust and paranoia among the remaining humans.



** After running away from the Land Cruiser prior to the Tyrannosaur attack (itself a pretty GenreSavvy move, even if not a particularly admirable one), Ed Regis finds himself alone in the woods. He hears Lex and briefly considers finding her and rejoining the other people, but decides all the noise Lex is making will attract the Tyrannosaurus, so he walks in the opposite direction - only to get eaten by the juvenile T-rex that had escaped earlier.

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** After running away from the Land Cruiser prior to the Tyrannosaur attack (itself a pretty GenreSavvy savvy move, even if not a particularly admirable one), Ed Regis finds himself alone in the woods. He hears Lex and briefly considers finding her and rejoining the other people, but decides all the noise Lex is making will attract the Tyrannosaurus, so he walks in the opposite direction - only to get eaten by the juvenile T-rex that had escaped earlier.



** 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.]]

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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 Veteran 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.]]



* While he doesn't die (being a spirit, he probably ''can't'') Discord from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is ultimately undone in part by his own 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.]]

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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 GenreSavvy.this. 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.]]



* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] during the serial killer challenge on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland''--Gwen continually warns the others about typical horror movie clichés, but one by one they don't listen and, of course, get caught by [[ScaryBlackMan Chef]]. Duncan, the second most GenreSavvy character, manages to defeat Chef when he purposefully goes to fight him, while Gwen winds up fighting a ''real'' serial killer who shows up, winning the challenge.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] during the serial killer challenge on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland''--Gwen continually warns the others about typical horror movie clichés, but one by one they don't listen and, of course, get caught by [[ScaryBlackMan Chef]]. Duncan, the second most GenreSavvy savviest character, manages to defeat Chef when he purposefully goes to fight him, while Gwen winds up fighting a ''real'' serial killer who shows up, winning the challenge.
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