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11th Aug '16 10:37:31 PM Gimere
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** EpicFail/GameShows
16th May '16 9:59:32 AM Gimere
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At its best the trope can give the viewer a much needed jolt out of a sense of boredom, it can produce a laugh out of something you wouldn't think could, it can inspire a temporary sense of fate or dramatic justice. At its worst, it can become a DeusExMachina, rescuing the writers from the fortress of logic they have enclosed themselves within with a HandWave of "luck".

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At its best best, the trope can give the viewer a much needed jolt out of a sense of boredom, it can produce a laugh out of something you wouldn't think could, it can inspire a temporary sense of fate or dramatic justice. At its worst, it can become a DeusExMachina, rescuing the writers from the fortress of logic they have enclosed themselves within with a HandWave of "luck".



Compare CriticalFailure (a game mechanic meant to represent the normal ever-present danger in any action), FromBadToWorse, ForWantOfANail. This trope is the norm for StupidCrooks. If the Fail is so Epic that reality itself breaks trying to process it, then you've managed to make a RealityBreakingParadox. Contrast FlawlessVictory.

Not to be confused with EpicFlail (or [[WeakSauceWeakness Epic Frail]] for that matter), [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing though you can certainly commit an Epic Fail with an Epic Flail if you're not careful.]]

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Compare CriticalFailure (a game mechanic meant to represent the normal ever-present danger in any action), FromBadToWorse, ForWantOfANail. This trope is the norm for StupidCrooks. If the Fail is so Epic that reality itself ''reality itself'' breaks trying to process it, then you've managed to make a RealityBreakingParadox. Contrast FlawlessVictory.

Not to be confused with EpicFlail (or [[WeakSauceWeakness Epic Frail]] for that matter), [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing though you can certainly commit ''commit'' an Epic Fail with an Epic Flail [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing if you're not careful.]]
21st Apr '16 11:24:29 PM Discar
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->'''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Don Pardo:]]''' ''"That's right, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Al]], you lost. And let me tell you what you didn't win: [[ConsolationPrize a twenty volume set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat]]. But that's not all. You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. And you brought shame and disgrace on your family name for generations to come. You don't get to come back tomorrow. You don't even get a lousy copy of our HomeGame. You're a complete loser!"''

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->'''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Don Pardo:]]''' ''"That's right, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Al]], you lost. And let me tell you what you didn't win: [[ConsolationPrize a twenty volume set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat]]. But that's not all. You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. And you brought shame and disgrace on your family name for generations to come. You don't get to come back tomorrow. You don't even get a lousy copy of our HomeGame. You're a complete loser!"''
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7th Jan '16 12:11:47 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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->'''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Don Pardo:]]''' ''"That's right, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Al]], you lost. And let me tell you what you didn't win: [[ConsolationPrize a twenty volume set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat]]. But that's not all. You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. You brought shame and disgrace to your family name for generations to come. You don't get to come back tomorrow. You don't even get a lousy copy of our HomeGame. You're a complete loser!"''

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->'''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Don Pardo:]]''' ''"That's right, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Al]], you lost. And let me tell you what you didn't win: [[ConsolationPrize a twenty volume set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat]]. But that's not all. You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. You And you brought shame and disgrace to on your family name for generations to come. You don't get to come back tomorrow. You don't even get a lousy copy of our HomeGame. You're a complete loser!"''
5th Dec '15 3:21:44 PM eroock
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12th Nov '15 3:44:22 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Not to be confused with EpicFlail (or [[WeakSauceWeakness Epic Frail]] for that matter), [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing though you can certainly commit Epic Fail with an Epic Flail if you're not careful.]]

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Not to be confused with EpicFlail (or [[WeakSauceWeakness Epic Frail]] for that matter), [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing though you can certainly commit an Epic Fail with an Epic Flail if you're not careful.]]
10th Oct '15 4:26:50 AM colBoh
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->''"That's right, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Al]], you lost. And let me tell you what you didn't win: a twenty volume set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat. But that's not all. You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. You brought shame and disgrace to your family name for generations to come. You don't get to come back tomorrow. You don't even get a lousy copy of our home game. You're a complete loser!"''

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->''"That's ->'''[[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Don Pardo:]]''' ''"That's right, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Al]], you lost. And let me tell you what you didn't win: [[ConsolationPrize a twenty volume set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat.Treat]]. But that's not all. You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. You brought shame and disgrace to your family name for generations to come. You don't get to come back tomorrow. You don't even get a lousy copy of our home game.HomeGame. You're a complete loser!"''
5th Jun '15 6:46:48 AM CaptainAmazing
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->''"That's right, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Al]], you lost. And let me tell you what you didn't win: a twenty column set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat. But that's not all. You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. You brought shame and disgrace to your family name for generations to come. You don't get to come back tomorrow. You don't even get a lousy copy of our home game. You're a complete loser!"''

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->''"That's right, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Al]], you lost. And let me tell you what you didn't win: a twenty column volume set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat. But that's not all. You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. You brought shame and disgrace to your family name for generations to come. You don't get to come back tomorrow. You don't even get a lousy copy of our home game. You're a complete loser!"''
16th Apr '15 12:45:27 AM Kalaong
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24th Mar '15 2:46:54 PM bwburke94
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* EpicFail/LetsPlay
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