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25th Apr '16 11:15:48 AM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'', [[spoiler: Jacob Crow's attempts at eternal life result in zombies and the Timesplitters.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'', ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'', [[spoiler: Jacob Crow's attempts at eternal life result in zombies and the Timesplitters.]]
15th Apr '16 3:52:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* A rare example of sociology going horribly wrong is Joe Haldeman's ''TheForeverWar''. Instead of conscripting all the stupid people into the army, TheGovernment conscripts all the smart and fit people for military service. Needless to say, things go horribly wrong on Earth soon afterwards.

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* A rare example of sociology going horribly wrong is Joe Haldeman's ''TheForeverWar''.''Literature/TheForeverWar''. Instead of conscripting all the stupid people into the army, TheGovernment conscripts all the smart and fit people for military service. Needless to say, things go horribly wrong on Earth soon afterwards.
30th Mar '16 2:24:58 PM StFan
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-->-- '''[[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Gordon Freeman]]''' during the [[ApocalypseWow Resonance Cascade]], ''Machinima/FreemansMind''

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-->-- '''[[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} '''[[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]]''' during the [[ApocalypseWow Resonance Cascade]], ''Machinima/FreemansMind''



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* In ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Flint Lockwood creates a device that makes it rain food. At first, everything is fine, but through constant overwork, the machine develops a mind of its own, and starts sending down bigger and bigger food, threatening to destroy the world.
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* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series. Because it's SUCH a good idea to make computers smarter than you then hand them military control. How come the only one smart enough to keep the Terminators from learning too much is Skynet?
** And yet ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' reveals the existence of machines who have decided to fight Skynet on their own.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series. Because it's SUCH a good idea to make computers smarter than you then hand them military control. How come the only one smart enough to keep the Terminators from learning too much is Skynet?
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Skynet? And yet ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' reveals the existence of machines who have decided to fight Skynet on their own.



** ''Series/DoctorWho'' used a similar plot in "Inferno".



** Nearly every other movie based on a Creator/MichaelCrichton story follow this trope, with the exception being ''The Great Train Robbery''.

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** * Nearly every other movie based on a Creator/MichaelCrichton story follow this trope, with the exception being ''The Great Train Robbery''.



* The [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] episode ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'' where SCIENCE almost lets a giant Venusian pickle take over the world. Too bad that the chief head science guy "learned almost too late that man is a feeling creature? and, because of it, the greatest in the universe..." This episode also spawned its own {{Meme}} and possible alternative title for this trope in "He tampered in God's domain..."
** Incorrect, that episode was Ed Wood's ''Bride of the Monster'' wherein Bela Lugosi attempts to create a "rice of pipples" by turning people into atomic supermen. It doesn't end well for him at all.
* In ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Flint Lockwood creates a device that makes it rain food. At first, everything is fine, but through constant overwork, the machine develops a mind of its own, and starts sending down bigger and bigger food, threatening to destroy the world.

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* %%* The [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] episode ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'' where SCIENCE almost lets a giant Venusian pickle take over the world. Too bad that the chief head science guy "learned almost too late that man is a feeling creature? and, because of it, the greatest in the universe..." This episode also spawned its own {{Meme}} and possible alternative title for this trope in "He tampered in God's domain..."
** %%** Incorrect, that episode was Ed Wood's ''Bride of the Monster'' wherein Bela Lugosi attempts to create a "rice of pipples" by turning people into atomic supermen. It doesn't end well for him at all.
* In ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Flint Lockwood creates a device that makes it rain food. At first, everything is fine, but through constant overwork, the machine develops a mind of its own, and starts sending down bigger and bigger food, threatening to destroy the world.
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* On an episode of TheFundayPawpetShow, Simba is dared to eat an entire pack of the new Listermint breath strips when they were first introduced. Not a pretty sight.

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* On an episode of TheFundayPawpetShow, ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow'', Simba is dared to eat an entire pack of the new Listermint breath strips when they were first introduced. Not a pretty sight.



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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}''. A routine... [[BuffySpeak whatever-it-was-they-were-trying-to-do]] procedure, but "Unforeseen Consequences" happen.
** ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: Episode Two'' reveals that actually [[spoiler:everything went JustAsPlanned. Though we still have no idea what the [=GMan=] intended by goading the Combine to invade Earth and suffer a massive slave uprising 10 years later.]]
** [[{{Concerned}} FROHMAN!]]
** In the same universe, [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]] can be considered an experiment Gone Horribly Wrong.
*** Or an experiment [[WildMassGuessing gone]] ''[[WildMassGuessing right]]''. Look -- there's no evidence [=GLaDOS=] failed as a de-icing system, and she is [[StayingAlive arguably alive]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}''.''VideoGame/HalfLife'':
** ''VideoGame/HalfLife1''.
A routine... [[BuffySpeak whatever-it-was-they-were-trying-to-do]] procedure, but "Unforeseen Consequences" happen.
** ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode Two'' reveals that actually [[spoiler:everything went JustAsPlanned. Though we still have no idea what the [=GMan=] intended by goading the Combine to invade Earth and suffer a massive slave uprising 10 years later.]]
** [[{{Concerned}} FROHMAN!]]
** In the same universe, [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]] ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''[='s GLaDOS=] can be considered an experiment Gone Horribly Wrong.
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Wrong. Or an experiment [[WildMassGuessing gone]] ''[[WildMassGuessing right]]''. Look -- there's no evidence [=GLaDOS=] failed as a de-icing system, and she is [[StayingAlive arguably alive]].



* ''VideoGame/SystemShock'': Let's just say that SHODAN wasn't designed to do what she did.
** [[spoiler:SHODAN was messed with before things got worse, though.]]
* ''OutpostTwo'': Eden's terraforming microbe was intended to break apart organic molecules and release oxygen to make New Terra into an earth-like planet in a single generation. Organic molecules like the ones ''in our bodies''. Needless to say, it gets loose and starts eating everything on the planet.

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* ''VideoGame/SystemShock'': Let's just say that SHODAN wasn't designed to do what she did.
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did. [[spoiler:SHODAN was messed with before things got worse, though.]]
* ''OutpostTwo'': ''VideoGame/OutpostTwo'': Eden's terraforming microbe was intended to break apart organic molecules and release oxygen to make New Terra into an earth-like planet in a single generation. Organic molecules like the ones ''in our bodies''. Needless to say, it gets loose and starts eating everything on the planet.



* In ''TraumaTeam'', [[spoiler:Albert Sartre]]'s research into the [[spoiler:Rosalia]] virus ultimately ended in an entire university becoming infected and dying, him going insane and [[spoiler:murdering Rosalia]] before similarly succumbing, and ultimately [[spoiler:a massive part of the US population becoming infected with the virus.]]

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* In ''TraumaTeam'', ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam'', [[spoiler:Albert Sartre]]'s research into the [[spoiler:Rosalia]] virus ultimately ended in an entire university becoming infected and dying, him going insane and [[spoiler:murdering Rosalia]] before similarly succumbing, and ultimately [[spoiler:a massive part of the US population becoming infected with the virus.]]



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27th Mar '16 9:29:03 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Megatron views the revival of the Predacons as this when the powerful dragon Predacon he initially viewed as a success reveals [[spoiler:that he is sapient and can transform like any other Cybertronian. Megatron is especially disturbed when the Predacon names himself "Predaking" and asks that Megatron give him command over all of the other soon to be revived Predacons. Megatron wanted an army of mindless [[AttackAnimal]]s, not another potential [[TheStarscream Starscream]] (who unlike Starscream himself is fully capable of kicking Megatron's ass) with his own army.]] Megatron decides the risks are too great and has the project scrapped.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Megatron views the revival of the Predacons as this when the powerful dragon Predacon he initially viewed as a success reveals [[spoiler:that he is sapient and can transform like any other Cybertronian. Megatron is especially disturbed when the Predacon names himself "Predaking" and asks that Megatron give him command over all of the other soon to be revived Predacons. Megatron wanted an army of mindless [[AttackAnimal]]s, [[AttackAnimal Attack Animals]], not another potential [[TheStarscream Starscream]] (who unlike Starscream himself is fully capable of kicking Megatron's ass) with his own army.]] Megatron decides the risks are too great and has the project scrapped.
27th Mar '16 9:28:25 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Megatron views the revival of the Predacons as this when the powerful dragon Predacon he initially viewed as a success reveals [[spoiler:that he is sapient and can transform like any other Cybertronian. Megatron is especially disturbed when the Predacon names himself "Predaking" and asks that Megatron give him command over all of the other soon to be revived Predacons. Megatron wanted an army of mindless AttackAnimals, not another potential [[TheStarscream Starscream]] (who unlike Starscream himself is fully capable of kicking Megatron's ass) with his own army.]] Megatron decides the risks are too great and has the project scrapped.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Megatron views the revival of the Predacons as this when the powerful dragon Predacon he initially viewed as a success reveals [[spoiler:that he is sapient and can transform like any other Cybertronian. Megatron is especially disturbed when the Predacon names himself "Predaking" and asks that Megatron give him command over all of the other soon to be revived Predacons. Megatron wanted an army of mindless AttackAnimals, [[AttackAnimal]]s, not another potential [[TheStarscream Starscream]] (who unlike Starscream himself is fully capable of kicking Megatron's ass) with his own army.]] Megatron decides the risks are too great and has the project scrapped.
27th Mar '16 9:27:45 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Megatron views the revival of the Predacons as this when the powerful dragon Predacon he initially viewed as a success reveals [[spoiler:that he is sapient and can transform like any other Cybertronian. Megatron is especially disturbed when the Predacon names himself "Predaking" and asks that Megatron give him command over all of the other soon to be revived Predacons. Megatron wanted an army of mindless AttackAnimals, not another potential [[TheStarscream Starscream]] (who unlike Starscream himself is fully capable of kicking Megatron's ass) with his own army.]] Megatron decides the risks are too great and has the project scrapped.
19th Mar '16 12:07:40 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is used in a light, funny way in the episode of ''TheBigBangTheory'' entitled "The Vengeance Formulation." To get back at Kripke for humiliating him on NPR, Sheldon devises a scheme. He concocts a solution with the help of Leonard and Raj that has the ability to slowly expand and get all foamy, and puts some in the ceiling tiles of Kripke's office. However, the plan goes horribly wrong when Kripke enters his office accompanied by the president of the university and the board of directors. The foam breaks through the ceiling and drenches all of them. It goes FromBadToWorse when a pre-made video of Sheldon [[EvilGloating gloating evilly]] comes on Kripke's monitor, so the bigwigs now all know that he did it. He also names Leonard and Raj as accomplices.

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* This trope is used in a light, funny way in the episode of ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' entitled "The Vengeance Formulation." To get back at Kripke for humiliating him on NPR, Sheldon devises a scheme. He concocts a solution with the help of Leonard and Raj that has the ability to slowly expand and get all foamy, and puts some in the ceiling tiles of Kripke's office. However, the plan goes horribly wrong when Kripke enters his office accompanied by the president of the university and the board of directors. The foam breaks through the ceiling and drenches all of them. It goes FromBadToWorse when a pre-made video of Sheldon [[EvilGloating gloating evilly]] comes on Kripke's monitor, so the bigwigs now all know that he did it. He also names Leonard and Raj as accomplices.



* ''[[Series/TheXFiles The X-Files]]'' is proof positive that you should not let scientists anywhere near a laboratory without very strict supervision by a non-governmental agency.

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* ''[[Series/TheXFiles The X-Files]]'' ''Series/TheXFiles'' is proof positive that you should not let scientists anywhere near a laboratory without very strict supervision by a non-governmental agency.



* This seems to be humanity's [[PlanetOfHats hat]] in ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond''. Create a race of androids to be slaves? Congratulations, you get a RobotWar. Create a race of GattacaBabies to fight the androids and get, at best, TeethClenchedTeamwork. You could be forgiven for thinking humanity is the ''villain'' faction in this show.

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* This seems to be humanity's [[PlanetOfHats hat]] in ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond''.''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond''. Create a race of androids to be slaves? Congratulations, you get a RobotWar. Create a race of GattacaBabies to fight the androids and get, at best, TeethClenchedTeamwork. You could be forgiven for thinking humanity is the ''villain'' faction in this show.
4th Mar '16 11:41:40 PM nombretomado
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* A real life example of this is the origin of the "Fatal Attractions" storyline in ''X-Men'', wherein {{Wolverine}} has his adamantium stripped from his body. During a writer's meeting, Peter David suggested the concept... ''as a joke'', parodying the extremes the franchise had gone to. To his horror, the other writers kept spinning it and created one of the [[DorkAge most infamous X-Men stories of all time]].

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* A real life example of this is the origin of the "Fatal Attractions" storyline in ''X-Men'', wherein {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} has his adamantium stripped from his body. During a writer's meeting, Peter David suggested the concept... ''as a joke'', parodying the extremes the franchise had gone to. To his horror, the other writers kept spinning it and created one of the [[DorkAge most infamous X-Men stories of all time]].



* In the 2008 ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' film, the army's experiments with Gamma radiation gives birth to the Hulk, and [[spoiler: [[GeneralRipper Thunderbolt Ross]] and [[PsychoForHire Emil Blonsky's]] experiments with the [[CaptainAmerica super-soldier serum]] leads to Blonsky becoming the Abomination]].

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* In the 2008 ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' film, the army's experiments with Gamma radiation gives birth to the Hulk, and [[spoiler: [[GeneralRipper Thunderbolt Ross]] and [[PsychoForHire Emil Blonsky's]] experiments with the [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica super-soldier serum]] leads to Blonsky becoming the Abomination]].
4th Mar '16 11:41:15 PM nombretomado
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* Responsible for quite a few supervillian origins. For example:

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* In the MarvelUniverse, there have been attempts to recreate Project Rebirth for decades ever since Dr. Erksine was killed just after enhancing Steve Rogers into CaptainAmerica. Unfortunately, they have all backfired, most often creating supervillain maniacs and monsters like the 1950s Captain America and Nuke.

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* In the MarvelUniverse, there have been attempts to recreate Project Rebirth for decades ever since Dr. Erksine was killed just after enhancing Steve Rogers into CaptainAmerica.ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. Unfortunately, they have all backfired, most often creating supervillain maniacs and monsters like the 1950s Captain America and Nuke.
12th Feb '16 10:14:13 AM morane
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* The US Army paratroopers' song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HtVYr9aKRM Blood on the Risers]]. The young paratrooper readies for his first jump and does everything right ''except'' checks his static line (the line attached to the airplane itself which releases the main parachute automatically). Normally a reserve parachute is used should the main parachute fail. The trooper falls in bad position, deploys his reserve parachute in panic, gets tangled and he bounces. [[spoiler:"To bounce" is skydivers' lingo, meaning "to land on unsurvivable speed".]] [[{{Squick}} The rest is best left on reader's imagination.]] "Risers" are the four straps which connect the parachute lines to the harness.
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