History Main / DeathByGenreSavviness

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.
24th Sep '16 12:00:11 AM Raptorslash
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* 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]] to stop him from learning more about it.

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* 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.it and to stir up distrust and paranoia among the remaining humans.
23rd Sep '16 11:08:44 PM Raptorslash
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* 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]] to stop him from learning more about it.
18th Sep '16 3:09:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AlanWake'', Nightingale becomes GenreSavvy due to his reading the manuscript pages. While gloating to a jailed Wake and Barry, he remembers that this very scene occurred in the manuscript and ended with him getting grabbed by the Dark Presence. He becomes terrified and starts looking for an exit, but... well, you know.

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* In ''AlanWake'', ''VideoGame/AlanWake'', Nightingale becomes GenreSavvy due to his reading the manuscript pages. While gloating to a jailed Wake and Barry, he remembers that this very scene occurred in the manuscript and ended with him getting grabbed by the Dark Presence. He becomes terrified and starts looking for an exit, but... well, you know.
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.
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