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2nd Sep '17 1:04:27 PM v-n-n-n-n
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* The ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' games are mostly a combination of the various types of Death Courses, with most of the pitfalls included. And [[Videogame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack the second]] and [[Videogame/CrashBandicoot3Warped third]] games actually have special areas that change to more ominous music and ([[SchizophrenicDifficulty in some cases]]) turn the Death Course factor up to 11.

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* The ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' games are mostly a combination of the various types of Death Courses, with most of the pitfalls included. And [[Videogame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack the second]] and [[Videogame/CrashBandicoot3Warped third]] games actually have special areas areas, marked with skull and crossbone platforms, that change to more ominous music and ([[SchizophrenicDifficulty in some cases]]) cases]]), turn the Death Course factor up to 11.UpToEleven.
24th Jul '17 1:16:10 AM PaulA
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* In 1972's anthology ''Film/ECComics'', the abusive manager of a home for the blind gets his comeuppance when the visually-impaired men he's been mistreating lock him in his office and construct a Death Course through which he must exit, with hundreds of razor blades set into the walls of a very narrow passage. They wait until he's squeezed his painful way through it once, then sic his own attack dog on him and turn out the lights.

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* In 1972's anthology ''Film/ECComics'', ''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt'', the abusive manager of a home for the blind gets his comeuppance when the visually-impaired men he's been mistreating lock him in his office and construct a Death Course through which he must exit, with hundreds of razor blades set into the walls of a very narrow passage. They wait until he's squeezed his painful way through it once, then sic his own attack dog on him and turn out the lights.
17th Jul '17 4:08:02 PM Drakkenmensch
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** The game show [[ShowWithinAShow "The Hall of Memory"]] is built on this trope with an Indiana Jones styles cavern corridor filled with traps. Each contestant gets to ''watch'' where the previous victims ''died'' in order to get a little further each time. The contestant who makes it across and is congratulated by the host is thrilled... until he points her to her prize, a bag of money suspiciously set on a stone pedestal. Sure enough, grabbing her prize triggers ''another trap'' that no one had seen up to this point.
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.
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