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20th Sep '17 12:30:31 AM DrOO7
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* The first line of a New York Times article on the [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11 attack]] summed up the day's events with grim perfection:
--> "It kept getting worse."
17th Sep '17 6:06:07 PM mrincodi
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* RussianGuySuffersMost: In proior to the dawn of the second millenium, the [[HornyVikings Vikings]] attacked Europe and gained a reputation as {{Memetic Badass}}es who where out to RapePillageAndBurn. After about 200 years the raids stopped but then the crusades where going on. Then UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan came along...

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* RussianGuySuffersMost: In proior prior to the dawn of the second millenium, the [[HornyVikings Vikings]] attacked Europe and gained a reputation as {{Memetic Badass}}es who where out to RapePillageAndBurn. After about 200 years the raids stopped but then the crusades where going on. Then UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan came along...along...
* In Spanish a very common expression for this is "Ir de UsefulNotes/{{Guatemala}} a Guatepeor" (mala/malo means bad, peor means worse). [[DontExplainTheJoke It makes fun of the fact that the name of the country Guatemala, ends in "mala" (bad)]].
21st May '17 12:00:52 PM Silverblade2
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-> '''Kavar:''' [[GenreSavvy It can always get worse.]] An old student is returning. I fear for us all...

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-> '''Kavar:''' [[GenreSavvy It can always get worse.]] worse. An old student is returning. I fear for us all...
18th Mar '17 12:21:34 AM Yukaphile
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-> '''Kavar:''' I think the situation has gotten even worse.\\
'''Queen Talia:''' ''Worse''? How is that even possible?\\
'''Kavar:''' It can always get worse.

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-> '''Kavar:''' I think the situation has gotten even worse.\\
worse.
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'''Queen Talia:''' ''Worse''? How is that even possible?\\
possible?
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'''Kavar:''' [[GenreSavvy It can always get worse. worse.]] An old student is returning. I fear for us all...
1st Feb '17 12:17:01 PM MarqFJA
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CueTheRain is a {{subtrope}} for when this comes in the form of [[GrayRainOfDepression a sudden downpour]]. See also RockBottom, where it's the ''characters'' who are TemptingFate by thinking things can't get worse just before they do. DarkestHour is the logical conclusion of such a chain of events. HopeSpot is a common [[DoubleSubverted double subversion]]; after things get really bad, they seem to get better before suddenly getting even worse.

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* OutOfTheFryingPan: That trope involves the solution of one problem causing a worse one, while From Bad To Worse doesn't even require any causal link between the initial problem and the getting worse. If you're in a pool of water with a bunch of jellyfish, and then someone releases sharks into the water, that's From Bad To Worse. If you're in a pool of water with a bunch of jellyfish, and in the act of climbing out you fall into a different pool with a bunch of sharks, that's Out of the Frying Pan.

'''Warning: spoilers ahead.'''

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CueTheRain is a {{subtrope}} for when this comes in the form of [[GrayRainOfDepression a sudden downpour]]. See also RockBottom, where it's the ''characters'' who are TemptingFate by thinking things can't get worse just before they do. DarkestHour is the logical conclusion of such a chain of events. HopeSpot is a common [[DoubleSubverted double subversion]]; after things get really bad, they seem to get better before suddenly getting even worse.

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* OutOfTheFryingPan: That trope involves the solution of one problem causing a worse one, while From Bad To Worse doesn't even require any causal link between the initial problem and the getting worse. If you're in a pool of water with a bunch of jellyfish, and then someone releases sharks into the water, that's From Bad To Worse. If you're in a pool of water with a bunch of jellyfish, and in the act of climbing out you fall into a different pool with a bunch of sharks, that's Out of the Frying Pan.

'''Warning: spoilers ahead.'''

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* CueTheRain, for when this comes in the form of [[GrayRainOfDepression a sudden downpour]].
* OutOfTheFryingPan, which involves the solution of one problem causing a worse one.

NOTE: An important distinction between OutOfTheFryingPan and vanilla From Bad to Worse is that requires a causal link between the initial problem and the getting worse (in this case, that solving the former ends up causing the latter), whereas FBTW does not require such a link. If you're in a pool of water with a bunch of jellyfish, and then someone releases sharks into the water, that's From Bad to Worse. If you're in a pool of water with a bunch of jellyfish, and in the act of climbing out you fall into a different pool with a bunch of sharks, that's Out of the Frying Pan; the same goes for if in the act of climbing out, you accidentally trigger a SelfDestructMechanism for the entire building that you're in.

See also RockBottom, where it's the ''characters'' who are TemptingFate by thinking things can't get worse just before they do. DarkestHour is the logical conclusion of such a chain of events. HopeSpot is a common [[DoubleSubverted double subversion]]; after things get really bad, they seem to get better before suddenly getting even worse.

'''Warning: spoilers ahead.'''

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11th Dec '16 8:00:21 AM Monolaf317
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3rd Dec '16 11:31:04 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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3rd Dec '16 11:29:19 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* There's an old joke that is the ''essence'' of this trope. A farmer who's been away from home for a week drives back into town, and stops for some cigarettes before he reaches his house. The sheriff pulls up and tells him some bad news...
-->'''Sheriff:''' John, I have some bad news for you. Your dog is dead.
-->'''Farmer:''' Aw damn, old Sport? What happened to him?
-->'''Sheriff:''' He died from eatin' too much horse flesh.
-->'''Farmer:''' Horse flesh?...wait a minute, you don't mean MY horses?!
-->'''Sheriff:''' Yup, they perished when your barn burnt down.
-->'''Farmer:''' My barn?!
-->'''Sheriff:''' Oh, it was the spark from the house fire that done it.
-->'''Farmer:''' My HOUSE burned?!
-->'''Sheriff:''' To the ground, thanks to those damn candles at your mother-in-law's funeral.
-->'''Farmer:''' Mother Sloan is ''dead?''
-->'''Sheriff:''' And buried! 'Twas the shock of her only daughter runnin' off with that hired man what did her in.
-->'''Farmer:''' WHAT?! My ''wife'' has left me? You're telling me that on top of all that I have to raise three children without their ''mother?!''
-->'''Sheriff:''' What? Oh, no, no... your kids all died in the barn fire!
* A Witney Darrow cartoon for ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' magazine depicts a woman sprawled unconscious on her floor after receiving some stunning/horrific news via phone. Meanwhile, the voice at the other end is saying "...And that's not the half of it! Wait until you hear ''this!''"
* This trope of all things was subjected to this. It was originally called "It Got Worse" and defined as "a terrible situation getting some final perfect push over the edge". It became a PotholeMagnet for pretty much any situation, InUniverse and out, that might fit this trope. Not surprisingly, the situation ''got worse'' and attracted massive Administrivia/{{sinkhole}}s and misuse as a catchphrase for anything that the editor at least thought is a bad situation, thus leading to a rename to From Bad to Worse and the original name is now a [[Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub deliberate redlink]].
* RussianGuySuffersMost: In proior to the dawn of the second millenium, the [[HornyVikings Vikings]] attacked Europe and gained a reputation as {{Memetic Badass}}es who where out to RapePillageAndBurn. After about 200 years the raids stopped but then the crusades where going on. Then UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan came along...
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19th May '16 4:03:58 PM ANTMuddle
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Things are bad. In fact, it's all going to hell. Your family's been murdered. Your HumongousMecha ran out of juice at the worst possible moment. An army of flesh-eating orcs is about to storm your castle. People are dying left and right. We're talking May UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} stuff, [[GrandFinale series finale]] situations. It's as bad as you've ever seen and just when you'd thought the shit had gone down, just when you thought [[TemptingFate it couldn't possibly get any worse]]...

[[FinaglesLaw It gets worse. Much worse]].

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Things are bad. In fact, it's all going to hell. Your family's been murdered. Your HumongousMecha ran out of juice at the worst possible moment. An army of flesh-eating orcs is about to storm your castle. People are dying left and right. We're talking May UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} stuff, [[GrandFinale series finale]] situations. It's as bad as you've ever seen and just when you'd thought the shit had gone down, [[RockBottom just when you thought thought]] [[TemptingFate it couldn't possibly get any worse]]...

[[FinaglesLaw It gets worse.does. Much worse]].
20th Apr '16 9:02:17 AM Berrenta
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CueTheRain is a {{subtrope}} for when this comes in the form of [[GrayRainOfDepression a sudden downpour]]. See also RockBottom, where it's the ''characters'' who are TemptingFate by thinking things can't get worse just before they do. DarkestHour is the logical conclusion of such a chain of events. HopeSpot is a common [[DoubleSubverted double subversion]]; after things get really bad, they seem to get better before suddenly getting even worse. No relation with ItGetsBetter, which is not about events in the story, so much as the quality thereof.

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CueTheRain is a {{subtrope}} for when this comes in the form of [[GrayRainOfDepression a sudden downpour]]. See also RockBottom, where it's the ''characters'' who are TemptingFate by thinking things can't get worse just before they do. DarkestHour is the logical conclusion of such a chain of events. HopeSpot is a common [[DoubleSubverted double subversion]]; after things get really bad, they seem to get better before suddenly getting even worse. No relation with ItGetsBetter, which is not about events in the story, so much as the quality thereof.
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