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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.]]
12th Aug '17 4:53:49 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. The fact that modern Quarians deploy their civilians as combatants (especially in the third game) does muddle the issue a bit.

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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 In the rest, though.geth version they were all murdered by the other quarian faction in the opening hours of the war; the quarian version denies they existed at all. 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.
11th Aug '17 9:31:58 PM LlamaAdventure
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* During the final battle between Jotaro and Dio in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', Dio has Jotaro completely helpless thanks to [[TimeStandsStill The World]] and is about to deal the finishing blow, when suddenly he notices Jotaro's finger twitch in stopped time, at which point he suddenly pulls back. If he had played the "villain gloats over his impending victory unaware that his opponent has an ace up their sleeve" trope straight he would've actually won, as moving his finger for a fraction of a second was all Jotaro was capable of doing at the time, but instead Dio becomes more cautious at the prospect of his opponent being able to move within stopped time, giving Jotaro enough time to learn how to do just that and eventually defeat Dio.

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* During the final battle between Jotaro and Dio in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', Dio has Jotaro completely helpless thanks to [[TimeStandsStill The World]] and is about to deal the finishing blow, when suddenly he notices Jotaro's finger twitch in stopped time, at which point he suddenly pulls back. If he had played the "villain gloats over his impending victory unaware that his opponent has an ace up their sleeve" trope straight he would've actually won, as moving his finger for a fraction of a second was all Jotaro was capable of doing at the time, but instead Dio becomes became more cautious at the prospect of his opponent being able to move within stopped time, giving Jotaro enough time to learn how to do just that and eventually defeat Dio.
11th Aug '17 9:31:08 PM LlamaAdventure
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* During the final battle between Jotaro and Dio in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', Dio has Jotaro completely helpless thanks to [[TimeStandsStill The World]] and is about to deal the finishing blow, when suddenly he notices Jotaro's finger twitch in stopped time, at which point he suddenly pulls back. If he had played the "villain gloats over his impending victory unaware that his opponent has an ace up their sleeve" trope straight he would've actually won, as moving his finger for a fraction of a second was all Jotaro was capable of doing at the time, but instead Dio becomes more cautious at the prospect of his opponent being able to move within stopped time, giving Jotaro enough time to learn how to do just that and eventually defeat Dio.
7th Aug '17 10:03:25 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Ben Bertolucci of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' found the perfect strategy for surviving a ZombieApocalypse when he locks himself in a jail cell and refuses to come out for any reason. Then a giant, superpowered HumanoidAbomination comes along, tears open the cell bars, and kills him while he's trapped inside with no way to escape. Even if it weren't for this incredible stroke of shitty luck, the game's {{Interquel}} reveals that the entire town gets nuked a few days later, so Ben's bright idea would have gotten him killed either way.
6th Aug '17 10:24:18 PM Baeraad555
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* Duncan in ''Film/TheFinalGirls'' is obnoxiously thrilled at finding himself inside a campy slasher movie and is certain that he and the other "real" characters can't be harmed since they're not part of the original plot. The villain unceremoniously proves him wrong, making the others realise that they'd better start fighting for their lives. [[spoiler: The end shows that he was actually [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight partly right]] - the "real" characters ''can'' die, but they all come back to life after the end credits.]]
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.
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