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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.
27th Feb '16 2:00:02 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Literature/ThisBookIsFullOfSpidersSeriouslyDudeDontTouchIt'': When a ZombieApocalypse affects the [Undisclosed] town, a group of zombie-film aficionado hipsters arms itself and start to shoot anybody they think is infected before assaulting what they think is the "main base" of the phenomenon (which they think it is only because it's a creepy BedlamHouse). Not only do they kill hundreds of innocents unnecessarily (after everything was said and done, it turned out that there were only ''seventy'' infected people in the whole town) but they themselves are completely annihilated by the monsters when they ''do'' end up facing them. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking To not mention that]], [[IKnowMortalKombat having obtained all of their weapons knowledge from said zombie media]], [[RecklessGunHandling their weapons handling was horribly atrocious]].

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* ''Literature/ThisBookIsFullOfSpidersSeriouslyDudeDontTouchIt'': When a ZombieApocalypse affects the [Undisclosed] town, [[AscendedFanboy a group of zombie-film aficionado hipsters arms itself itself]] and start to shoot anybody they think is infected before assaulting what they think is the "main base" of the phenomenon (which they think it is only because it's a creepy BedlamHouse). [[{{Deconstruction}} Not only do they kill hundreds of innocents unnecessarily because they don't know how to determine who is infected and who is not in this particular case]] (after everything was said and done, it turned out that there were only ''seventy'' infected people in the whole town) but they themselves are completely annihilated by the monsters when they ''do'' end up facing them. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking To not mention that]], [[IKnowMortalKombat having obtained all of their weapons knowledge from said zombie media]], [[RecklessGunHandling [[RecklessGunUsage their weapons handling was horribly atrocious]].
27th Feb '16 1:56:15 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Literature/ThisBookIsFullOfSpidersSeriouslyDudeDontTouchIt'': When a ZombieApocalypse affects the [Undisclosed] town, a group of zombie-film aficionado hipsters arms itself and start to shoot anybody they think is infected before assaulting what they think is the "main base" of the phenomenon (which they think it is only because it's a creepy BedlamHouse). Not only do they kill hundreds of innocents unnecessarily (after everything was said and done, it turned out that there were only ''seventy'' infected people in the whole town) but they themselves are completely annihilated by the monsters when they ''do'' end up facing them. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking To not mention that]], [[IKnowMortalKombat having obtained all of their weapons knowledge from said zombie media]], [[RecklessGunHandling their weapons handling was horribly atrocious]].
10th Jan '16 12:24:36 AM Mhazard
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* Alduin of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' attempted to ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy outright kill you when you are still level 1]]'', however, not only it inadvertently helped you to escape from the execution, the mistake eventually led to his own demise.

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* Alduin [[FinalBoss Alduin]] of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' attempted to ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy outright kill you when you are still level 1]]'', however, not only it the attempt inadvertently helped you to escape from the execution, the mistake eventually led to your growth and his own demise.demise. It's definitely not a good idea to interrupt an execution.
10th Jan '16 12:22:36 AM Mhazard
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* Alduin of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' attempted to ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy outright kill you when you are still level 1]]'', however, not only it inadvertently helped you to escape from the execution, the mistake eventually led to his own demise.
14th Nov '15 2:45:16 PM KaiYves
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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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