History Main / DeathByIrony

13th Jul '16 7:10:29 PM Alasseo
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** That said, he would have likely suffered an ironic death even if Rome hadn't come calling, as one of the poisons he was trying to inoculate himself against was arsenic.
22nd Jun '16 9:10:54 AM gewunomox
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** When the Beatles first arrived in the USA some journalist asked Lennon: "Are you scared when crowds scream at you?". He snapped back:"[[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy More so in Dallas]] than other places."

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** When the Beatles Music/TheBeatles first arrived in the USA some journalist asked Lennon: "Are you scared when crowds scream at you?". He snapped back:"[[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy More so in Dallas]] than other places."



* A memorial tree planted in the honor of Music/GeorgeHarrison, a member of Creator/TheBeatles, [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/george-harrison-memorial-tree-beetle-killed_n_5609432.html was killed in July 2014 by a beetle infestation]].

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* A memorial tree planted in the honor of Music/GeorgeHarrison, a member of Creator/TheBeatles, Music/TheBeatles, [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/george-harrison-memorial-tree-beetle-killed_n_5609432.html was killed in July 2014 by a beetle infestation]].
18th Jun '16 9:48:10 AM hamza678
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** Jorge loved reach but didn't die on it.

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** Jorge loved reach Reach but didn't die on it.
11th Jun '16 6:44:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Greek playwright Aeschylus feared that he would be killed by a falling object and thus stayed indoors. When he did get out once he was hit on the head by... a tortoise which had been dropped by an eagle who tried to break open the shell.

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* Greek playwright Aeschylus Creator/{{Aeschylus}} feared that he would be killed by a falling object and thus stayed indoors. When he did get out once he was hit on the head by... a tortoise which had been dropped by an eagle who tried to break open the shell.
31st May '16 5:01:47 AM Doug86
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* Gavrilo Princip assassinated archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary in 1914 and provided other countries a reason to start [[WorldWarOne the First World War]]. Princip himself died in april 1918, four months before the war ended that very same year.

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* Gavrilo Princip assassinated archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary in 1914 and provided other countries a reason to start [[WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the First World War]]. Princip himself died in april 1918, four months before the war ended that very same year.
28th May '16 12:46:47 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Actor Gareth Jones played a character in a live TV play, "Undergound", that was supposed to have a heart attack. No points guessing what he died of during that play...

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* Actor In 1958, actor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gareth_Jones_(actor) Gareth Jones Jones]] played a character in a live TV play, "Undergound", that ''Underground'', who was supposed to have a heart attack. No points guessing what he died of during that play...



* A very tragic example: In the wake of 9/11, cockpit doors now can be locked to keep terrorists out, increasing the security...[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanwings_Flight_9525 but these people might have been saved if not.]]

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* A very tragic example: In the wake of 9/11, cockpit doors now can be locked from the inside to keep terrorists out, increasing the security...security... but the 150 passengers and crew on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanwings_Flight_9525 but these people Germanwings Flight 9525]] might have been saved if not.]]it hadn't been there. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was suicidal, and when the pilot left for a toilet break, Lubitz locked him out of the cockpit and proceeded to crash the plane.



* Music/MichaelJackson died about a month before his comeback concerts would take place. In an ironic twist of events [[DeadArtistsAreBetter his sudden passing actually did more to revitalize his public image and career than the shows probably would have]]. Lisa Marie Presley has also said in interviews that Jackson feared going out the same way Music/ElvisPresley did. Both singers died from a drug overdose, though in different circumstances.

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* Music/MichaelJackson died about a month before his comeback concerts would take would've taken place. In an ironic twist of events events, [[DeadArtistsAreBetter his sudden passing actually did more to revitalize his public image and career than the shows probably would have]]. Lisa Marie Presley has also said in interviews that Jackson feared going out the same way Music/ElvisPresley did. Both singers died from a drug overdose, though in different circumstances.



* Music/JimiHendrix died at age 27 of a drug-related death. When Music/JanisJoplin heard of this she said: "I can't go out this year, because he was a bigger star." Hardly a month later she died at the same age from a heroin overdose. When [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] heard about the deaths of Hendrix and Joplin during an interview he told the journalist, while holding up his glass: "You're drinking with number three." About a year later Morrison too died at the age of 27.
* Ramón Artagaveytia developed an intense fear of sailing after surviving a sinking off the coast of his native Uruguay, in 1871. It took him 4 decades to overcome it, but he finally sailed again to visit a nephew in Europe. Ramón then died on the voyage home... aboard the ''{{Titanic}}''.
** For added irony, while in Europe Artagaveytia had written a cousin about how much safer sailing was now, thanks to the introduction of the wireless telegraph. The ''Titanic'' was warned of icebergs by the wireless operator aboard the ''Californian'', only for the ''Titanic'''s operator, who was busy transmitting the first class passengers correspondence with the continent to rudely tell him to shut up. The other operator closed down, went to bed, and 20 minutes later, the ''Titanic'' struck an iceberg. If it wasn't for that incident, the ''Californian'' would have come to the other ship's rescue.

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* Music/JimiHendrix died at age 27 of a drug-related death. When Music/JanisJoplin heard of this this, she said: "I can't go out this year, because he was a bigger star." Hardly a month later she died at the same age from a heroin overdose. When [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] heard about the deaths of Hendrix and Joplin during an interview interview, he told the journalist, while holding up his glass: "You're drinking with number three." About a year later later, Morrison too died at the age of 27.
* Ramón Artagaveytia developed an intense fear of sailing after surviving a sinking off the coast of his native Uruguay, in 1871. It took him 4 four decades to overcome it, but he finally sailed again to visit a nephew in Europe. Ramón then died on the voyage home... aboard the ''{{Titanic}}''.''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic''.
** For added irony, while in Europe Artagaveytia had written a cousin about how much safer sailing was now, thanks to the introduction of the wireless telegraph. The ''Titanic'' was warned of icebergs by the wireless operator aboard the ''Californian'', only for the ''Titanic'''s ''Titanic''[='=]s operator, who was busy transmitting the first class passengers passengers' correspondence with the continent continent, to rudely tell him to shut up. The other operator closed down, went to bed, and 20 twenty minutes later, the ''Titanic'' struck an iceberg. If it wasn't for that incident, the ''Californian'' would have come to the other ship's rescue.



* Likewise, at least [[http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/marlboro.asp four of the men]] who played the Marlboro Man in advertisements wound up dying of lung cancer.
* And for a third tobacco example: [[Series/TheMortonDowneyJrShow Morton Downey Jr.]], pioneer of the [[PointAndLaughShow "trash TV" tabloid talk show]], was a member of the National Smokers Alliance and routinely bashed anti-tobacco regulations on his program. One of his trademarks was to blow cigarette smoke in guests' faces in order to shut them up. His diagnosis with lung cancer triggered a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment in him, and he spent the last few years of his life as an anti-smoking activist.
-->"I had spawned a generation of kids to think [[SmokingIsCool it was cool to smoke a cigarette]]. Kids walked up to me until a matter of weeks ago, they'd have a cigarette in their hand and they'd say, 'Hey, Mort,' or, 'Hey, Mouth, autograph my cigarette.' And I'd do it."



* The darkest examples yet would be serial rapist/killers Dennis Rader "BTK" and José Antonio Rodríguez Vega picking their victims among their clients, because they made a living installing home security measures (alarms the former, reinforced doors the second) and there is a possibility that some victims hired them ''because'' they had heard about their murders.

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* The darkest examples yet would be serial rapist/killers Dennis Rader (the "BTK" killer) and José Antonio Rodríguez Vega picking their victims among their clients, because they made a living installing home security measures (alarms the former, reinforced doors the second) and there latter). There is also a possibility that some victims hired them ''because'' they had heard about their murders.
18th May '16 11:15:44 AM riothegod
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* The fate of all Noble Team members in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', listed below:
** Jorge loved reach but didn't die on it.
** Kat was the brains of the team but got shot in the head.
** Carter was essentially the team captain and went down with the scarab he was piloting.
** Emile loved sharp things and died by being stabbed.
** Jun was a stealth expert and he went MIA.
** Noble Six was a lone wolf and died alone on reach.
16th May '16 1:31:21 PM WillBGood
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'''Thralog Mirki'it (red sand dealer):''' Chemical overdose (red sand, direct contact with all four eyes)

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'''Thralog Mirki'it (red sand dealer):''' Chemical overdose (red sand, direct contact with all four eyes)eyes)\\
15th May '16 11:29:16 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/FemaleAgents'': Jeanne was sentenced to death by hanging, but spared so she could join the SOE. She creates a diversion through killing a soldier, goes to Ravensbruck, and is hanged there instead
12th May '16 2:33:04 PM TheCuza
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-->Stab him with a knife, like how the real Caesar was killed. You even get an achievement for it!
-->Shoot him with 12 Gauge coin shot (shotgun shells loaded with legion denari, i.e., his own army's money). Alas, there is no achievement called "[[TheBible Render unto Caesar]]".
-->Shoot him in the head with "A Light Shining In The Darkness", the same gun used by Joshua Graham, the guy he ([[MadeOfIron tried to have]]) executed for failing him.
-->Kill him as a female Courier, since his army is a sexist, raping, slavery organization who regard women as inherently inferior.
** If you let [[BigBadWannabe Benny]] go free the first time you encounter him, you find him at Caesar's Fort, tied up. If you bring a pistol, you can shoot him in the head while he's kneeling before you- exactly what he did to you at the start of the game. Extra points if you pick-pocketed him and shoot him with his own gun.

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-->Stab -->- Stab him with a knife, like how the real Caesar was killed. You There is even get an achievement a challenge for it!
-->Shoot
doing so!\\
- Shoot
him with 12 Gauge coin shot (shotgun shells loaded with legion denari, Legion denarii, i.e., his own army's money). Alas, there is no achievement challenge called "[[TheBible Render unto Caesar]]".
-->Shoot
Unto Caesar What Is Caesar's]]".\\
- Shoot
him in the head with "A Light Shining In The Darkness", the same gun used by Joshua Graham, the guy he ([[MadeOfIron tried to have]]) executed for failing him.
-->Kill
him.\\
- Kill
him as a female Courier, since his army is a sexist, raping, slavery organization who regard women as inherently inferior.
** If you let [[BigBadWannabe Benny]] go free the first time you encounter him, you find him at Caesar's Fort, tied up. If you bring a pistol, you can shoot him in the head while he's kneeling before you- you -- exactly what he did to you at the start of the game. Extra points if you pick-pocketed him and shoot him with his own gun.gun (there's a challenge for that too).



** The Brotherhood of Steel are a faction of heavily armed isolationists who openly think that anyone but them is inferior and stupid, and as a result constantly steal technology from the 'ignorant' wastelanders, including yourself. One of the ways you can take them down is using a high ''Science'' skill to hack the terminal that controls their turrets, and watch them slaughter the entire facility.
** In the ''Dead Money'' expansion, you can seal Elijah permanently in the vault he desperately wanted to get into.

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** The Brotherhood of Steel are a faction of heavily armed isolationists who openly think that anyone but them is inferior and stupid, and as a result constantly steal technology from the 'ignorant' "ignorant" wastelanders, including yourself. One of the ways you can take them down is using a high ''Science'' Science skill to hack the terminal that controls their turrets, and watch them slaughter the entire facility.
** In the ''Dead Money'' expansion, you can seal Elijah permanently in the vault he desperately wanted to get into. The vault was actually designed to do this to someone ''else'' who wanted to get into the vault but never actually made it that far.



--->Har Urek (saboteur)
---->Suffocation (environmental suit malfunction)
--->Gus Williams (weapons smuggler)
---->Headshot (smuggled weapon)
--->Thralog Mirki'it (red sand dealer)
---->Chemical overdose (red sand, direct contact with all four eyes)
--->Zel'Aenik nar Helash (viral specialist, serial killer)
---->[[WeaksauceWeakness Cough]]

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--->Har --->'''Har Urek (saboteur)
---->Suffocation
(saboteur):''' Suffocation (environmental suit malfunction)
--->Gus
malfunction)\\
'''Gus
Williams (weapons smuggler)
---->Headshot
smuggler):''' Headshot (smuggled weapon)
--->Thralog
weapon)\\
'''Thralog
Mirki'it (red sand dealer)
---->Chemical
dealer):''' Chemical overdose (red sand, direct contact with all four eyes)
--->Zel'Aenik '''Zel'Aenik nar Helash (viral specialist, serial killer)
---->[[WeaksauceWeakness
killer)''': [[WeaksauceWeakness Cough]]
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