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20th Feb '17 12:49:25 PM CountDorku
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* A retroactive example: In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', playable character Nisha Kadam has skills to improve her pistol attacks and is generally shown in art/advertising with pistol in hand. In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', which came out before it, she's become the sadistic Sheriff of Lynchwood, and when the time comes to end her brutal reign in an optional mission, there's a bonus objective to kill her...with a pistol. Now, ''originally'' this was probably there just as a ShoutOut to Western movies (especially since another bonus objective is [[Music/BobMarley "don't shoot the deputy"]]), but with the release of the Pre-Sequel it got a ''lot'' more ironically appropriate.
3rd Feb '17 2:53:38 PM Snipertoaster
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* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' has a couple of examples. ''Drake's Fortune'' had Atoq Navarro, who went with Gabriel Roman supposedly as his main lieutenant in finding El Dorado, but in reality [[TheStarscream was only in it for himself]], wanting to snatch the idol for himself for use as a bioweapon, knowing full well [[BodyHorror what it did]]. In the end, he gets it... [[spoiler: tied around his ankle as the idol sinks to the bottom of the ocean]].
-->'''Nate:''' [[BondOneLiner Adios, asshole]].
** ''A Thief's End'' had Rafe Adler, who was so [[DrivenByEnvy envious]] of Nate's achievements that he decided he ''had'' to have all of Henry Avery's treasure, no matter what the cost was. When he gets sealed in Avery's burning cargo hold with the Drake Brothers, he [[StupidEvil snaps and tries to kill Nate]] in spite of the latter not giving a crap about the treasure anymore. As he monologues with Nate at his mercy...
-->'''Nate:''' You want the treasure, Rafe? It's all yours. *[[spoiler: slices a rope holding up a net full of gold [[DeathByLookingUp which lands on and crushes Rafe]]]]*
28th Jan '17 6:30:12 PM ngh93
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* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': The evil queen who wanted to be the ''most beautiful of all'' dies while being in disguise as an ugly old witch. Cornered on a cliff by the dwarfs, the disguised Queen then tries to knock a boulder loose and bellows "I'll fix ya! I'LL CRUSH YOUR BONES!!" She cackles madly...when suddenly, a bolt of lightning shatters the ledge she's standing on, sending the wicked Queen falling into her doom, shortly followed by the boulder falling after her. Don't even guess who got their bones crushed...

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* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': The evil queen who wanted to be the ''most beautiful of all'' dies while being in disguise as an ugly old witch. Cornered on a cliff by the dwarfs, the disguised Queen then tries to knock a boulder loose and bellows "I'll fix ya! I'LL CRUSH YOUR BONES!!" She cackles madly...when suddenly, a bolt of lightning shatters the ledge she's standing on, sending the wicked Queen falling plummeting into her doom, shortly followed by the boulder falling after her. Don't even guess who got their whose bones got crushed...
27th Jan '17 3:25:43 AM colBoh
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** "Fur and Loathing": A member of the FurryFandom that likes to dress as a mapache, is abandoned in the desert, at night, while wearing his mapache costume and having been forced to crawl like a real animal after being poisoned by another guy. A local farmer mistakes him for a coyote and shoots him. [[note]]This sillyness is one of the reasons this episode was not well recieved by the furry fandom.. [[/note]]

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** "Fur and Loathing": A member of the FurryFandom that likes to dress as a mapache, is abandoned in the desert, at night, while wearing his mapache costume and having been forced to crawl like a real animal after being poisoned by another guy. A local farmer mistakes him for a coyote and shoots him. [[note]]This sillyness is one of the reasons this episode was not well recieved by the furry fandom.. [[/note]]
25th Jan '17 1:39:51 PM ErichoTOME
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** Cell and Trunks killed each other twice. First, Cell killed Trunks to steal his time machine. Then Future Trunks killed the present version of Cell as a fetus. Eventually, Cell kills Future Trunks. Finally, Future Trunks goes back to his timeline and kills Cell.
25th Jan '17 12:45:56 AM Mitis
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* The ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' anime loves this.
** Rubeus gave Koan a bomb to kill herself with after giving her a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]]. Four episodes later, Esmeraude gives him a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] before leaving him to his death... by an explosion.
** Mimette became Dr. Tomoe's right hand by murdering her fellow witch Eudial, cutting the brakes out of her car and subsequently causing her to drive off a cliff to her death. When she failed too many times, her fellow witch Tellu was assigned her job, but she stole the work and attempted to use of one Eudial's abandoned inventions to give herself the boost she would need. Turns out the reason that Eudial abandoned it is that while it did amplify the user's power, shutting down the machine while the user was inside would remove the way out. Tellu exploits this as revenge, imprisoning Mimette inside the machine forever.
** Tellu herself met her end this way as well. She used carnivorous plants to gather hearts for Tomoe, and when Sailor Moon slew all but one of them, she mutated the last one into a monstrous version that would devour hearts. Counterproductive to her mission, but she already had enough hearts stored away. Tuxedo Mask promptly destroys her storage device, scattering the hearts around Tellu and causing the plant to turn on her as a result. She tries to save herself, but her powers destroy them both.
** Tellu's successor Viluy relied on machines and their cold, heartless efficiency. Her main method of attack was deploying nanobots to devour her victims and leave only their hearts behind. When Sailor Moon sabotages her control device, she has no way of fighting off the nanobots when they're deflected at her, leading to her death.

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* The ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' anime loves this.
** Rubeus
this, but the example that doesn't have a subcategory is Rubeus. He gave Koan Koan/Katzi a bomb to kill herself with after giving her a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]]. Four episodes later, Esmeraude gives him a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] before leaving him to his death... by an explosion.
** Mimette became Dr. Tomoe's right hand by murdering her fellow witch Eudial, cutting the brakes out of her car and subsequently causing her to drive off a cliff to her death. When she failed too many times, her fellow witch Tellu was assigned her job, but she stole the work and attempted to use of one Eudial's abandoned inventions to give herself the boost she would need. Turns out the reason that Eudial abandoned it is that while it did amplify the user's power, shutting down the machine while the user was inside would remove the way out. Tellu exploits this as revenge, imprisoning Mimette inside the machine forever.
** Tellu herself met her end this way as well. She used carnivorous plants to gather hearts for Tomoe, and when Sailor Moon slew all but one of them, she mutated the last one into a monstrous version that would devour hearts. Counterproductive to her mission, but she already had enough hearts stored away. Tuxedo Mask promptly destroys her storage device, scattering the hearts around Tellu and causing the plant to turn on her as a result. She tries to save herself, but her powers destroy them both.
** Tellu's successor Viluy relied on machines and their cold, heartless efficiency. Her main method of attack was deploying nanobots to devour her victims and leave only their hearts behind. When Sailor Moon sabotages her control device, she has no way of fighting off the nanobots when they're deflected at her, leading to her death.
explosion.
25th Jan '17 12:02:54 AM Mitis
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* In the anime version of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Rubeus gave Koan a bomb to kill herself with after giving her a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]]. Four episodes later, Esmeraude gives him a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] before leaving him to his death... by an explosion.

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* In the The ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' anime version of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', loves this.
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Rubeus gave Koan a bomb to kill herself with after giving her a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]]. Four episodes later, Esmeraude gives him a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] before leaving him to his death... by an explosion.explosion.
** Mimette became Dr. Tomoe's right hand by murdering her fellow witch Eudial, cutting the brakes out of her car and subsequently causing her to drive off a cliff to her death. When she failed too many times, her fellow witch Tellu was assigned her job, but she stole the work and attempted to use of one Eudial's abandoned inventions to give herself the boost she would need. Turns out the reason that Eudial abandoned it is that while it did amplify the user's power, shutting down the machine while the user was inside would remove the way out. Tellu exploits this as revenge, imprisoning Mimette inside the machine forever.
** Tellu herself met her end this way as well. She used carnivorous plants to gather hearts for Tomoe, and when Sailor Moon slew all but one of them, she mutated the last one into a monstrous version that would devour hearts. Counterproductive to her mission, but she already had enough hearts stored away. Tuxedo Mask promptly destroys her storage device, scattering the hearts around Tellu and causing the plant to turn on her as a result. She tries to save herself, but her powers destroy them both.
** Tellu's successor Viluy relied on machines and their cold, heartless efficiency. Her main method of attack was deploying nanobots to devour her victims and leave only their hearts behind. When Sailor Moon sabotages her control device, she has no way of fighting off the nanobots when they're deflected at her, leading to her death.
19th Jan '17 2:06:15 PM eroock
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This trope occurs when a character is killed in an [[{{Irony}} allegorical]] or lyrical manner; often this is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard due to their own actions]]. A favoured fate in {{traged|y}}ies, or to kill off The Villain Of The Story. If they are killed by their own [[{{pride}} hubris]], then the hero doesn't have to get their hands dirty and instead has a chance to demonstrate their moral fibre by attempting to SaveTheVillain or say AlasPoorVillain. If the cause of death is too trite or unlikely, it will challenge the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, so be careful.

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This trope occurs when a character is killed in an [[{{Irony}} allegorical]] or lyrical manner; often this is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard due to their own actions]]. A favoured fate in {{traged|y}}ies, or to kill off The Villain Of The of the Story. If they are killed by their own [[{{pride}} hubris]], then the hero doesn't have to get their hands dirty and instead has a chance to demonstrate their moral fibre by attempting to SaveTheVillain or say AlasPoorVillain. If the cause of death is too trite or unlikely, it will challenge the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, so be careful.
8th Jan '17 4:09:53 PM gb00393
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** [[BigBad Ramsay Bolton]] regularly feeds victims to his hunting dogs. But after he is defeated in battle, his ex-wife Sansa puts him inside the kennel where [[TheDogBitesBack dogs tear Ramsay to pieces since he has starved them]], deliberately keeping them hungry as he intended to feed Jon to them. ANOTHER layer of irony is that he tormented Sansa a lot.

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** [[BigBad Ramsay Bolton]] regularly feeds victims to his hunting dogs.dogs, giving them a taste for human meat. But after he is defeated in battle, his ex-wife Sansa puts him inside the kennel where [[TheDogBitesBack dogs tear Ramsay to pieces since he has starved them]], deliberately keeping them hungry as he intended to feed Jon to them. ANOTHER layer of irony is that he tormented Sansa a lot.
8th Jan '17 4:08:45 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[BigBad Ramsay Bolton]] regularly feeds victims to his hunting dogs. But after he is defeated in battle, his ex-wife Sansa puts him inside the kennel where [[TheDogBitesBack dogs tear Ramsay to pieces since he has starved them]]

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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[[BigBad Ramsay Bolton]] regularly feeds victims to his hunting dogs. But after he is defeated in battle, his ex-wife Sansa puts him inside the kennel where [[TheDogBitesBack dogs tear Ramsay to pieces since he has starved them]] them]], deliberately keeping them hungry as he intended to feed Jon to them. ANOTHER layer of irony is that he tormented Sansa a lot.
** Viserys Targaryen should have been more specific when he demanded his crown.
** Ned Stark hates the idea of harming children, so he twice passes on a chance to win the GambitPileup. In the end, he is killed by the order of one of the very children he spared.
** Matthos Seaworth's fanatical devotion to the Lord of Light nets him a death by (wild)fire.
** Joffrey dies in a very similar way to a rival whose death he mocked so thoroughly: painfully murdered at a wedding before his mother's eyes.
** Oberyn dies by the same individual he promised to kill brutally (the individual killed his sister and her children brutally), and by a really graphic way of death.
** Meryn Trant dies by a young girl he meant to abuse.
** Roose Bolton dies the same way he killed Robb, a knife to his heart. That also by a 'trusted' man, his own son. His last look on his face even Lampshades it.
** Walder Frey is killed by TheRemnant of the family he helped destroy, and his manner of death is also same as the one suffered by the perpetrators mother.
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