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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.
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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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'':
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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.]]
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