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22nd Mar '18 8:33:24 PM Atha
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** Even worse, the finger was twitching due to a trick involving magnets. He wasn't actually able to move himself at all at the time, making it even safer, and Dio's reaction is what allowed Jotaro to realize he could move during the frozen time.
18th Mar '18 6:50:23 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/ChannelZero: Butcher's Block'' has an example in the story told at the beginning of the pilot. The girl who hears a sound and sees a small figure in the bushes and goes off to investigate, calling "hello," ends up unharmed. Meanwhile her friend, who [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere gets the hell out of there]] at the first sign of creepiness, is attacked and killed by a robed dwarf with a meat hammer.
9th Mar '18 7:46:25 PM MugenKagemaru
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** This gets turned back on him when Link manages to defeat all four of his Blights, relatively on his own (he gets help in disabling the Divine Beasts, but tackles their interiors alone, and the partners stay in their areas afterward) and ultimately finally takes him down, [[{{Sidequest}} potentially without the [[CoolSword Master]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sword]]!

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** This gets turned back on him when Link manages to defeat all four of his Blights, relatively on his own (he gets help in disabling the Divine Beasts, but tackles their interiors alone, and the partners stay in their areas afterward) and ultimately finally takes him down, [[{{Sidequest}} potentially potentially]] without the [[CoolSword Master]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sword]]!
9th Mar '18 7:45:56 PM MugenKagemaru
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** This gets turned back on him when Link manages to defeat all four of his Blights, relatively on his own (he gets help in disabling the Divine Beasts, but tackles their interiors alone, and the partners stay in their areas afterward) and ultimately finally takes him down, [[{{Sidequest}} potentially without the [[CoolSword Master]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sword]]!
8th Mar '18 4:57:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/StargateContinuum'': The Goa'uld System Lords are ageless, petty, and unfathomably-evil aliens with delusions of godhood, who squabble with each other constantly and will ruin entire planets and kill millions just to spite one another's territorial ambitions. And then there's Ba'al, who is not only disturbingly ''sane'' compared to his fellow Goa'uld, but also far [[MagnificentBastard more subtle]] and [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatic]] when playing the galactic conquest game. He knows exactly what buttons to push to gain allies, who he can manipulate and who he can intimidate. When he manages to go back in time and put his talents and knowledge to the test, he unites the System Lords using relatively peaceful methods, building an empire stronger and more unified than anything the Goa'uld had ever had before, and is about to come closer to conquering Earth than any previous System Lord...at which point he's quite literally stabbed in the back by the last person he expected: his beloved consort Qetesh, who had grown suspicious of his actions precisely because he ''wasn't'' [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder acting like a typical Goa'uld]], and decided to take over the old-fashioned way. In retrospect, he really should have seen it coming.

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* ''Film/StargateContinuum'': The Goa'uld System Lords are ageless, petty, and unfathomably-evil aliens with delusions of godhood, who squabble with each other constantly and will ruin entire planets and kill millions just to spite one another's territorial ambitions. And then there's Ba'al, who is not only disturbingly ''sane'' compared to his fellow Goa'uld, but also far [[MagnificentBastard more subtle]] and [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatic]] when playing the galactic conquest game. He knows exactly what buttons to push to gain allies, who he can manipulate and who he can intimidate. And yes, he is familiar with earth fiction after spending several years living on the planet incognito. When he manages to go back in time and put his talents and knowledge to the test, he unites the System Lords using relatively peaceful methods, building an empire stronger and more unified than anything the Goa'uld had ever had before, and is about to come closer to conquering Earth than any previous System Lord...at which point he's quite literally stabbed in the back by the last person he expected: his beloved consort Qetesh, who had grown suspicious of his actions precisely because he ''wasn't'' [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder acting like a typical Goa'uld]], and decided to take over the old-fashioned way. In retrospect, he really should have seen it coming.
1st Mar '18 2:27:29 PM 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, Pritchard, 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.
18th Feb '18 3:52:00 PM Prometheus117
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* High Queen Silth in ''[[Literature/{{Redwall}} Marlfox]]'' finds herself on the bad end of PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo. [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow Silth knows that Lantur knows that Silth knows that the poison is traditionally in the better-looking cup]], while an ordinary one is safe. Silth thinks that [[AntagonisticOffspring Lantur would have known that]], and put the poison in the plain one just to shake things up. [[OutGambitted Lantur knew she thought that.]] [[MindScrew Before we can even figure out what was said]], Silth's dead, Lantur's queen, and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Mokkan]] shows up to ruin her good day.

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* High Queen Silth in ''[[Literature/{{Redwall}} Marlfox]]'' finds herself on the bad end of PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo. [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow Silth knows that Lantur knows that Silth knows that the poison is traditionally in the better-looking cup]], while an ordinary one is safe. Silth thinks that [[AntagonisticOffspring Lantur would have known that]], and put the poison in the plain one just to shake things up. [[OutGambitted Lantur knew she thought that.]] [[MindScrew Before we can even figure out what was said]], Silth's dead, Lantur's queen, and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Mokkan]] shows up comes home to ruin her good day.day by [[FedToTheBeast pushing her into the pike-infested waters of the lake surrounding their island]] and getting entangled in the remains of Silth's funeral shroud after the pikes had also eaten her dead body, [[HoistByHerOwnPetard which was made from a disguise Lantur used to gaslight her mother into paranoia before killing her]].
28th Oct '17 11:52:29 AM nighttrainfm
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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.

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'', Chloe in ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' figures out concludes that Max has the tornado and other weird phenomena were caused a temporal anomaly that's destroying the world because she saved by Max keeping her past self from getting killed at the very beginning of the game with her time travel ability. She realizes that decides 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 Max can either go back, erase the player to make [[SadisticChoice the final choice]] if you wish to fulfil Chloe's HeroicSacrifice and save everyone or allow events of the entire world to be ravaged. game and let Chloe die alone, or say ScrewDestiny and let events unfold.
27th Oct '17 5:55:23 AM LinTaylor
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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 help you to escape from an 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 knew that [[TheChosenOne the Dragonborn]] was the only one who could possibly stand in his way, and so set out to ''outright find and kill you when you are still level 1'', however, not only did that person while they were weak. However, the attempt inadvertently help you Dragonborn had been arrested on false charges and was going to escape from an execution, be executed by the mistake Empire; in fact, their head was ''literally on the chopping block'' and Alduin landing on a nearby tower made the executioner stumble as he was raising his axe. If he had waited just '''one more second''', Alduin would have had the world at his mercy; instead, his attack gives the Dragonborn the opportunity to escape, discover their destiny, and become powerful enough to eventually led to your growth slay him and his own demise. It's definitely not a good idea to interrupt an execution.save the world. NiceJobFixingItVillain
6th Oct '17 1:24:26 PM Abodos
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** ''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!!
** 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. 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.]]

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** ''Metroid Prime 3'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', 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!!
** From the original [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Prime]]: ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'': you're locked in a room, with a single Metroid in a stasis tank, you scan the Metroid and it breaks out. 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.]]
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