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16th Jul '17 9:22:33 AM Lirodon
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** In a later episode, they had an Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer sketch which included Happy Fun Ball among its humorously fictitious sponsors: "Still legal in 12 states!"


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** In a later episode, they had an Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer sketch which included Happy Fun Ball among its humorously fictitious sponsors; the plug states that it's "still legal in 16 states"
14th Jul '17 6:06:59 PM crazysamaritan
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** The Necklace of Strangulation is a particularly infamous example, to the point where GenreSavvy players won't loot a necklace from a corpse until it's been identified. Indeed, players accustomed to the older editions of the game won't touch ''any'' item that radiates magic until they've had it examined by a sage... and even then, using an unfamiliar item for the first time is a moment of some trepidation.

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** The Necklace of Strangulation is a particularly infamous example, to the point where GenreSavvy experienced players won't loot a necklace from a corpse until it's been identified. Indeed, players accustomed to the older editions of the game won't touch ''any'' item that radiates magic until they've had it examined by a sage... and even then, using an unfamiliar item for the first time is a moment of some trepidation.
5th Jul '17 3:10:07 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' featured the Phyllis Diller Spray & Play, a bunch of hoses coming out of a plastic Phyllis Diller head, which quickly killed all the kids playing with it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' featured the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9876IczneY Phyllis Diller Spray & Play, Play,]] a bunch of hoses coming out of a plastic Phyllis Diller head, which quickly killed all the kids playing with it.
27th Jun '17 10:23:07 AM Piterpicher
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** [[KillerBunniesAndTheQuestForTheMagicCarrot "One of your bunnies is impaled by a stray lawn dart during a family outing!"]]

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** [[KillerBunniesAndTheQuestForTheMagicCarrot [[TabletopGame/KillerBunniesAndTheQuestForTheMagicCarrot "One of your bunnies is impaled by a stray lawn dart during a family outing!"]]
26th Jun '17 8:36:56 AM Getta
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A Happy Fun Ball is something extraordinarily dangerous that looks innocent. It might destroy the universe, or it might rip a single person to shreds while looking oh so precious. A living version of a Happy Fun Ball is a KillerRabbit. Supertrope to MyLittlePanzer, "toys" that are too dangerous to be toys.

Contrast with NerfArm, which is only potentially dangerous because of who uses it, and ImprobableWeaponUser, the one who uses it. Compare with ExcaliburInTheRust, which is also about weapons that don't look like much at first. See also LethalJokeItem for the video game equivalent, SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom, and TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment.

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A Happy Fun Ball is something extraordinarily dangerous that looks innocent. It might destroy the universe, or it might rip a single person to shreds while looking oh so precious. A living version of a Happy Fun Ball is a KillerRabbit. Supertrope to MyLittlePanzer, "toys" that are too dangerous to be toys.

toys. May overlap with HiddenWeapons.

Contrast with NerfArm, which is only potentially dangerous because of who uses it, and ImprobableWeaponUser, the one who uses it. Compare with ExcaliburInTheRust, which is also about weapons that don't look like much at first.first (due to looking old and/or broken), and ShoePhone, gadgets and knickknacks hidden inside innocuous objects. See also LethalJokeItem for the video game equivalent, SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom, and TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment.
26th Jun '17 6:02:25 AM Getta
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A Happy Fun Ball is something extraordinarily dangerous that looks innocent. It might destroy the universe, or it might rip a single person to shreds while looking oh so precious. A living version of a Happy Fun Ball is a KillerRabbit.

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A Happy Fun Ball is something extraordinarily dangerous that looks innocent. It might destroy the universe, or it might rip a single person to shreds while looking oh so precious. A living version of a Happy Fun Ball is a KillerRabbit.
KillerRabbit. Supertrope to MyLittlePanzer, "toys" that are too dangerous to be toys.
24th Jun '17 2:36:17 PM nombretomado
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* Square-Enix' video games are filled with "weapons" that are [[ImprobableWeaponUser otherwise harmless objects]]. The trend started in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' with harps, books and bells; ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' added the paintbrush, dice, and cards; ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' contributed the megaphone and comb; ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' had forks (really big forks, but still...); and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' contained dolls and blitzballs (basically lumpy soccer balls). The ''DragonQuest'' series gave you the option of using items such as tarot cards or an abacus to attack.

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* Square-Enix' video games are filled with "weapons" that are [[ImprobableWeaponUser otherwise harmless objects]]. The trend started in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' with harps, books and bells; ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' added the paintbrush, dice, and cards; ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' contributed the megaphone and comb; ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' had forks (really big forks, but still...); and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' contained dolls and blitzballs (basically lumpy soccer balls). The ''DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series gave you the option of using items such as tarot cards or an abacus to attack.
7th Jun '17 7:02:37 PM nombretomado
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* At the SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, there's a deviser codenamed Knick-Knack who makes these all the time. We've seen a fake 'Harry Potter' wand which has been turned into a real laser weapon, suspicious snow globes, lava lamps that are now attack devices a la 'Rover' of ''Series/ThePrisoner'', and a conch shell with ''something'' inside it that you don't want to know about.

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* At the SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, there's a deviser codenamed Knick-Knack who makes these all the time. We've seen a fake 'Harry Potter' wand which has been turned into a real laser weapon, suspicious snow globes, lava lamps that are now attack devices a la 'Rover' of ''Series/ThePrisoner'', and a conch shell with ''something'' inside it that you don't want to know about.
21st May '17 4:05:28 PM nombretomado
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* In Louis Sachar's ''[[WaysideSchool Sideways Stories From Wayside School]]'', Todd brings a [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly adorable]] toy puppy to school for show-n'-tell. The puppy can be manipulated into a terrifying, twisted creature that resembles a werewolf. Joy steals the puppy, not knowing this, and is ''bitten'' by it. The puppy toy doesn't let go.

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* In Louis Sachar's ''[[WaysideSchool ''[[Literature/WaysideSchool Sideways Stories From Wayside School]]'', Todd brings a [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly adorable]] toy puppy to school for show-n'-tell. The puppy can be manipulated into a terrifying, twisted creature that resembles a werewolf. Joy steals the puppy, not knowing this, and is ''bitten'' by it. The puppy toy doesn't let go.
21st May '17 2:30:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' gives us the Baylor Dodgeball, a fairly innocuous-looking dodgeball previously used in military training exercises. It bounces under its own power and plays dodgeball with whoever happens to be nearby. Sounds harmless, right? Wrong. First, it "throws" itself only when its victim isn't looking, so there's no chance the person will catch it without a partner. Second, it creates a copy of itself when it connects, and each of those copies acts exactly like the original. That means you'll have dozens of them in no time flat. To stress why this is bad, ''it bludgeoned five soldiers to death'' before it was caught. However, all you have to do is catch one of them and it returns to being a single, inert dodgeball.

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* ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' gives us the Baylor Dodgeball, a fairly innocuous-looking dodgeball previously used in military training exercises. It bounces under its own power and plays dodgeball with whoever happens to be nearby. Sounds harmless, right? Wrong. First, it "throws" itself only when its victim isn't looking, so there's no chance the person will catch it without a partner. Second, it creates a copy of itself when it connects, and each of those copies acts exactly like the original. That means you'll have dozens of them in no time flat. To stress why this is bad, ''it bludgeoned five soldiers to death'' before it was caught. However, all you have to do is catch one of them and it returns to being a single, inert dodgeball.
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