History Main / GoneHorriblyRight

25th May '16 9:05:33 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* KateBush's song "Experiment IV", which tells the story of a group of scientists contracted into a military experiment to create a sound-based weapon. In the original song the lyrics are somewhat ambiguous in regards to the outcome, but in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTUcoR8_pyE the video]], the scientists are unfortunate enough to succeed in creating the sound-based weapon, which proceeds to kill everyone working in the building (and it might have ''escaped''). To make matters worse the general who contracted the scientists actually seems ''pleased'' with the results, implying that he may actually attempt to implement it as a regular weapon.

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* KateBush's Music/KateBush's song "Experiment IV", which tells the story of a group of scientists contracted into a military experiment to create a sound-based weapon. In the original song the lyrics are somewhat ambiguous in regards to the outcome, but in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTUcoR8_pyE the video]], the scientists are unfortunate enough to succeed in creating the sound-based weapon, which proceeds to kill everyone working in the building (and it might have ''escaped''). To make matters worse the general who contracted the scientists actually seems ''pleased'' with the results, implying that he may actually attempt to implement it as a regular weapon.
24th May '16 7:56:36 PM SnowHesher
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* A RealLife example: when Axe Body Spray first hit the market, they created an ad campaign that was targeted at insecure men because it was decided that was the demographic most likely to buy their product. The commercials implied that the product would make men wearing it irresistible to women. The ad campaign so successful among the target demographic that it actually hurt Axe's image among the general public: Axe Body Spray became associated with desperate, lonely guys who are chronically unsuccessful with women. In response, Axe changed their advertising strategy to appeal to other male demographics rather than just insecure men.

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* A RealLife example: when Axe Body Spray first hit the market, they created an ad campaign that was targeted at insecure men because it was decided that was the demographic most likely to buy their product. The commercials implied that the product would make men wearing it irresistible to women. The ad campaign was so successful among the target demographic that it actually hurt Axe's image among the general public: Axe Body Spray became associated with desperate, lonely guys who are chronically unsuccessful with women. In response, Axe changed their advertising strategy to appeal to other male demographics rather than just insecure men.
24th May '16 7:56:03 PM SnowHesher
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* A RealLife example: when Axe Body Spray first hit the market, they created an ad campaign that was targeted at insecure men because it was decided that was the demographic most likely to buy their product. The commercials implied that the product would make men wearing it irresistible to women. The ad campaign so successful among the target demographic that it actually hurt Axe's image among the general public: Axe Body Spray became associated with desperate, lonely guys who are chronically unsuccessful with women. In response, Axe changed their advertising strategy to appeal to other male demographics rather than just insecure men.
21st May '16 10:04:37 PM nombretomado
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* In 2010, ''[[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Christian Weston Chandler]]'' pretended to be a troll named JuniorJenkins and posted on a troll forum under that name in an attempt to get the trolls at their own game. Trolls knew it was Chris from the getgo, so they humored him by asking him to take pictures of Chris from across the road and gather any further info he could. Eventually, the trolls decided to have a contest - ''[[{{Over9000}} $9001]]'' would be awarded to anyone who could destroy Chris's PS3 and provide video evidence. Even the trolls did not think Chris (posing as Jenkins) would actually do it. HE DID. Since it was clearly Chris in the video, it was a clear violation of the rules and he didn't get the money (which didn't exist anyway). Chris's parents finding out about this led to them more or less banning him from the internet, but he did end up getting a new PS3.

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* In 2010, ''[[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Christian Weston Chandler]]'' pretended to be a troll named JuniorJenkins and posted on a troll forum under that name in an attempt to get the trolls at their own game. Trolls knew it was Chris from the getgo, so they humored him by asking him to take pictures of Chris from across the road and gather any further info he could. Eventually, the trolls decided to have a contest - ''[[{{Over9000}} $9001]]'' would be awarded to anyone who could destroy Chris's PS3 [=PS3=] and provide video evidence. Even the trolls did not think Chris (posing as Jenkins) would actually do it. HE DID. Since it was clearly Chris in the video, it was a clear violation of the rules and he didn't get the money (which didn't exist anyway). Chris's parents finding out about this led to them more or less banning him from the internet, but he did end up getting a new PS3.[=PS3=].
30th Apr '16 9:50:19 AM StarTropes
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This trope may be most succinctly captured in ''Film/JurassicPark'', and directly spelled out in Aesop fashion, with Ian Malcolm's line "You spent so much time wondering whether or not you ''could'' that you didn't stop to think whether you ''should''."

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This trope may be most succinctly captured in ''Film/JurassicPark'', and directly spelled out in Aesop fashion, with Ian Malcolm's line "You spent "Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so much time wondering preoccupied with whether or not you they ''could'' that you they didn't stop to think whether you if they ''should''."
23rd Apr '16 11:46:28 PM Sammettik
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* Sadly, this has happened to the careers of ''many'' people in rock music.
12th Mar '16 1:47:08 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/Superlopez'': ''El Supergrupo'''s BigBad creates perfect robot copies of the entire group, the only differences being that they are completely loyal to him and that they never get tired. In the middle of a fight between the real team and the copies, Superlopez [[EurekaMoment realizes]] this makes them perfect suckers for getting them to fight each other: claim that the copies will surely surrender if their leader - the Superlopez copy - is defeated, and watch the fireworks.

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* ''ComicBook/Superlopez'': ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': ''El Supergrupo'''s BigBad creates perfect robot copies of the entire group, the only differences being that they are completely loyal to him and that they never get tired. In the middle of a fight between the real team and the copies, Superlopez [[EurekaMoment realizes]] this makes them perfect suckers for getting them to fight each other: claim that the copies will surely surrender if their leader - the Superlopez copy - is defeated, and watch the fireworks.
8th Mar '16 12:13:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* The evil Syndicate in ''WeaponBrown'' set out to create the ultimate killer with [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Project Noodle]]. They succeeded so well that they've kept the only survivor in cold storage ever since rather than risk having him roaming around.
* The major plot element of the first arc of ''TehGladiators'', a WoW webcomic, is the fact that, to increase the popularity of the [[GladiatorGames Arenas]], the leaders of the Horde and Alliance arranged for a team of losers and idiots (the eponymous heroes) to win the Arena season by casting a Scroll of Unconditional Victory on them. This plan backfires horribly when two of the team members, MadScientist Murlocs Sharon and Yolanda, create a Frankenstinian monster named Cyclonator [=X32A=], which runs wild and wrecks most of Azeroth. Buffed by the scroll, it's unstoppable until Teh Glads manage to lose a match, which breaks the enchantment.

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* The evil Syndicate in ''WeaponBrown'' ''Webcomic/WeaponBrown'' set out to create the ultimate killer with [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Project Noodle]]. They succeeded so well that they've kept the only survivor in cold storage ever since rather than risk having him roaming around.
* The major plot element of the first arc of ''TehGladiators'', ''Webcomic/TehGladiators'', a WoW webcomic, is the fact that, to increase the popularity of the [[GladiatorGames Arenas]], the leaders of the Horde and Alliance arranged for a team of losers and idiots (the eponymous heroes) to win the Arena season by casting a Scroll of Unconditional Victory on them. This plan backfires horribly when two of the team members, MadScientist Murlocs Sharon and Yolanda, create a Frankenstinian monster named Cyclonator [=X32A=], which runs wild and wrecks most of Azeroth. Buffed by the scroll, it's unstoppable until Teh Glads manage to lose a match, which breaks the enchantment.
7th Mar '16 1:02:35 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/Superlopez'': ''El Supergrupo'''s BigBad creates perfect robot copies of the entire group, the only differences being that they are completely loyal to him and that they never get tired. In the middle of a fight between the real team and the copies, Superlopez [[EurekaMoment realizes]] this makes them perfect suckers for getting them to fight each other: claim that the copies will surely surrender if their leader - the Superlopez copy - is defeated, and watch the fireworks.
25th Feb '16 6:51:46 PM ReaderAt2046
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* The dragons of ''FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'' are a DyingRace precisely ''because'' they have such impressive natural advantages. While most races must band together for trade and protection, a dragon's only need is for rocks to eat and they are so powerful that by far the biggest danger any dragon faces is another dragon. As a result of this, dragons have no society to speak of. They don't trust each other, and because they don't trust each other, they don't work together. Their whelps are essentially abandoned to fend for themselves, since no adult would take in a whelp for fear of that whelp stealing some of their hoard. Only a handful of dragons can even read or write.
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