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21st Jun '17 5:13:20 AM tigerstar
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* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse faces a deadly assault course set up by the Crystal Gems in the episode "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E38TheTest The Test]]", featuring rolling boulders, swinging axes, lava pits, walls of flame and descending spikes. [[spoiler: Subverted as the whole assault course is set up to be completely harmless and impossible to fail; the gems made it to build Steven's self-confidence.]]
17th Jun '17 1:45:35 PM nombretomado
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* The no-man's land between the two sides of the BerlinWall was specifically designed to be this. It included smooth pipes on top of the wall, barbed wire, signal flares to help in guards' aim, sand troughs to aid guards, automatic machine guns on trip wires, attack dogs on long leashes and, land mines and nail traps, among other devices meant to [[BlatantLies keep spies from entering the Democratic Republic of Germany]].

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* The no-man's land between the two sides of the BerlinWall UsefulNotes/BerlinWall was specifically designed to be this. It included smooth pipes on top of the wall, barbed wire, signal flares to help in guards' aim, sand troughs to aid guards, automatic machine guns on trip wires, attack dogs on long leashes and, land mines and nail traps, among other devices meant to [[BlatantLies keep spies from entering the Democratic Republic of Germany]].
5th May '17 8:09:43 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* A hero-villain inversion occurs in ''ComicBook/SinCity''. [[SociopathicHero Marv]] sets fire to [[SerialKiller Kevin's]] house, lures him out with gunshots, tries to trip him up with razor wire, sets up his coat as a decoy, tries to lob his head off with a hatchet, and then just resorts to handcuffing him and punching him in the face.

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* A hero-villain inversion occurs in ''ComicBook/SinCity''. [[SociopathicHero Marv]] sets fire to [[SerialKiller Kevin's]] house, lures him out with gunshots, tries to trip him up with razor wire, sets up his coat as a decoy, tries to lob his head off with a hatchet, and then just resorts to handcuffing him and punching him in the face. Marv only wins by baiting Kevin into close combat so that Marv can snap the handcuff onto Kevin's wrist.
23rd Apr '17 10:33:36 AM nombretomado
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* The game shows ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'', ''Viking: The Ultimate Warrior'' and ''Sasuke'' (known as ''Series/NinjaWarrior'' in North America) have these either as stages or take place within them entirely. (The games in ''TakeshisCastle'', known in America as ''{{MXC}}'', are too separated to count.)

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* The game shows ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'', ''Viking: The Ultimate Warrior'' and ''Sasuke'' (known as ''Series/NinjaWarrior'' in North America) have these either as stages or take place within them entirely. (The games in ''TakeshisCastle'', ''Series/TakeshisCastle'', known in America as ''{{MXC}}'', ''Series/{{MXC}}'', are too separated to count.)
19th Apr '17 10:20:29 AM Bootlebat
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* A particularly horrible example are death marches, where prisoners are made to march through a desert or other harsh environment until they die of thirst or fatigue.
26th Mar '17 2:29:19 PM nombretomado
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* Oni Island in ''{{Okami}}'' is a huge deathtrap... which is apparently entertainment for the local youkai. There are even ''rules'' for these areas posted on a small, hard to miss sign right before them. And don't get me started on Tobi, the game master for the largest of these death courses...

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* Oni Island in ''{{Okami}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' is a huge deathtrap... which is apparently entertainment for the local youkai. There are even ''rules'' for these areas posted on a small, hard to miss sign right before them. And don't get me started on Tobi, the game master for the largest of these death courses...
8th Mar '17 9:34:26 AM nombretomado
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* In MatthewReilly's books ''Seven Deadly Wonders'' and ''The Six Sacred Stones'' almost all the action sequences take place in {{Death Course}}s.

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* In MatthewReilly's Creator/MatthewReilly's books ''Seven Deadly Wonders'' and ''The Six Sacred Stones'' almost all the action sequences take place in {{Death Course}}s.
20th Feb '17 9:01:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'':
** Upon hearing of the evacuation order, Sid and Ryan realize that they'll have to go back through the rising water to escape the Grand Canyon.
** When Lake Powell drops and marinas are closed, the Crawfords have to sail around Antelope Island to get to one of the last working marinas, right past the failing Glen Canyon Dam.
19th Feb '17 2:00:30 PM Aggron9988
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* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'': The last room in the House of insanity that Skye and Karla have to go through is this, with SpikesOfDoom on the floor, a PendulumOfDeath right at the end of those, and then [[spoiler: a pit filled with [[MushroomSamba Lunacy potion]] that has a ''[[SeaMonster sea serpent]]'' swimming in it right after the pendulum, who won't let them across unless they [[TheseQuestionsThree answer his three riddles]]. ]]
1st Feb '17 6:28:55 PM Prfnoff
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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', where Papyrus's "final and most dangerous challenge" is to set up a gauntlet of weapons on ropes that are supposed to "swing violently up and down" on command. However, none of the items prove functional--not even [[TheLastOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOthers the dog]].
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