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2nd Dec '16 11:47:57 PM FordPrefect
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* Graeme makes a death course for the sole purpose of committing suicide with in one episode of ''Series/TheGoodies'' - and ends up walking blindfolded through the whole thing unscathed in order to answer the telephone.

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheGoodies'', Graeme makes a death course for the sole purpose of committing suicide with in one episode of ''Series/TheGoodies'' - and ends up walking blindfolded through the whole thing unscathed in order to answer the telephone.
2nd Dec '16 11:45:39 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the characters are moving through a spaceship based on the one in the TV show they starred in. When there's a Death Course down one corridor, one asks [[LampshadeHanging why the heck]] such a thing [[NoOShACompliance would be in a spaceship]]. The answer is, of course, because it was in the TV show.

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* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the characters are moving through a spaceship based on the one in the TV show they starred in. When there's a Death Course down one corridor, one asks [[LampshadeHanging why the heck]] such a thing [[NoOShACompliance [[NoOSHACompliance would be in a spaceship]]. The answer is, of course, because it was in the TV show.
6th Nov '16 1:57:37 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''Series/TheLucyShow'', of all things, has one of these - Lucy's bank built it to protect its vault in order to entice [[TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] to keep his money there. Naturally, she has to give Benny a "tour".

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* An episode of ''Series/TheLucyShow'', of all things, has one of these - Lucy's bank built it to protect its vault in order to entice [[TheJackBennyProgram [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] to keep his money there. Naturally, she has to give Benny a "tour".
16th Oct '16 2:09:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shifu's temple from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has one of these.
* One appears in the song [[TrainingMontage "One Last Hope"]] from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
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* Shifu's temple from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has one of these.
* One appears in the song [[TrainingMontage "One Last Hope"]] from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
16th Oct '16 2:08:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in the ''HomeAlone'' series, in that it's the ''villains'' who are forced to negotiate a Death Course, designed by the protagonist.

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* Inverted in the ''HomeAlone'' ''Film/HomeAlone'' series, in that it's the ''villains'' who are forced to negotiate a Death Course, designed by the protagonist.



* ''Film/ThePacifier'' has VinDiesel forced to navigate a ludicrously booby-trapped room (flamethrowers, spikes, an acid pit, poison gas), that can only be passed by doing the goofy dance the DisappearedDad taught his youngest kid.

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* ''Film/ThePacifier'' has VinDiesel Creator/VinDiesel forced to navigate a ludicrously booby-trapped room (flamethrowers, spikes, an acid pit, poison gas), that can only be passed by doing the goofy dance the DisappearedDad taught his youngest kid.
13th Sep '16 9:58:22 AM MarqFJA
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* Societies which employ this as their form of TheSpartanWay.

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* Societies which Individual mentors and entire societies that employ this as their form of TheSpartanWay.
TrainingFromHell and TheSpartanWay, respectively.
13th Sep '16 9:54:26 AM MarqFJA
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* Societies which employ this as their form of TheSpartanWay.
28th Jun '16 6:12:20 PM Adept
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* The final level on the path to the fourth ending of ''{{Drakengard}}'' involves having to fly your dragon in, around, and between legions of [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations.]] If you take three hits or so from their homing attacks, you fail.
* ''QuestForGloryI'' has two of these, the first played straight, the second played for laughs. In the first, there are brigand archers on either side of the room, a trap door hidden under a rug (with a "Walk here" sign on it, written kinda shakily as if the writer were laughing at the time), two tripwires, and a bridge that dumps you into a pit if you walk on it. The second death course is designed by the brigand warlock ([[spoiler:who is actually the old court jester following the cursed daughter of the baron, who leads the brigands]]), and considering his nature, it almost makes sense that the room completely and totally defies logic. Doors will fall off their hinges and dump you into pits, which causes you to roll through a hole in the wall on the other side of the room and into another pit... which then dumps you out of the same exact hole. It doesn't help that the warlock himself is throwing things at you the entire time, and laughs while you roll along. Additionally, the room has Escher Physics, and walking through a door on one end brings you out on the other side. It actually [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade on it]] with one of messages: "Creator/MCEscher would love this place."

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* The final level on the path to the fourth ending of ''{{Drakengard}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' involves having to fly your dragon in, around, and between legions of [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations.]] If you take three hits or so from their homing attacks, you fail.
* ''QuestForGloryI'' ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'' has two of these, the first played straight, the second played for laughs. In the first, there are brigand archers on either side of the room, a trap door hidden under a rug (with a "Walk here" sign on it, written kinda shakily as if the writer were laughing at the time), two tripwires, and a bridge that dumps you into a pit if you walk on it. The second death course is designed by the brigand warlock ([[spoiler:who is actually the old court jester following the cursed daughter of the baron, who leads the brigands]]), and considering his nature, it almost makes sense that the room completely and totally defies logic. Doors will fall off their hinges and dump you into pits, which causes you to roll through a hole in the wall on the other side of the room and into another pit... which then dumps you out of the same exact hole. It doesn't help that the warlock himself is throwing things at you the entire time, and laughs while you roll along. Additionally, the room has Escher Physics, and walking through a door on one end brings you out on the other side. It actually [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade on it]] with one of messages: "Creator/MCEscher would love this place."
5th Jun '16 3:53:16 PM nombretomado
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* British game show ''TheCrystalMaze'' (hosted by Richard "Riff-Raff" O'Brien of ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'' fame) presented a much-toned down version as the central set piece of the program.

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* British game show ''TheCrystalMaze'' (hosted by Richard "Riff-Raff" O'Brien of ''RockyHorrorPictureShow'' ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' fame) presented a much-toned down version as the central set piece of the program.
14th May '16 2:22:47 AM GrammarNavi
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* The ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' games have a few, most often arranged as futuristic game-shows like "Annihilation Nation". One of these is literally called "Path of Death", another simply "Death Course." Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', where, upon being told that the only way to retrieve a mission-critical item is to run through the Annihilation Nation death course, Rachet responds nonchalantly with the quote at the top of this page, much to the surprise of his companions. [[SerialEscalation And that's only the third game.]]
* Most {{Platformer}} levels, in fact, including the ''SuperMarioBros'' and ''SonicTheHedgehog'' games.

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* The ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' games have a few, most often arranged as futuristic game-shows like "Annihilation Nation". One of these is literally called "Path of Death", another simply "Death Course." Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', where, upon being told that the only way to retrieve a mission-critical item is to run through the Annihilation Nation death course, Rachet Ratchet responds nonchalantly with the quote at the top of this page, much to the surprise of his companions. [[SerialEscalation And that's only the third game.]]
* Most {{Platformer}} levels, in fact, including the ''SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games.
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