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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.
20th May '17 4:34:34 AM buckmana
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* In the ''Film/TankGirl'' movie, there is a murder-ball - a harmless little mental ball but if you hold it wrong, spikes will come out and shred your hand, pretty much putting you out of the rest of the fight.

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* In the ''Film/TankGirl'' movie, there is a murder-ball - a harmless little mental metal ball but if you hold it wrong, press the hidden button, spikes will come out and shred impale your hand, pretty much putting you out of the rest of the fight.fight. Also can be activated by the sound of "clapping twice".
11th May '17 6:03:14 AM TheKaizerreich
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** One of the worst examples is the aptly-named "Destroying Angel". The name refers to several snow-white mushrooms, all of which contain fatal poison and are in fact the main source of mushroom poison-related deaths globally. The symptoms from it are also horrifying.
6th Apr '17 7:23:09 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', one of the player's past incarnations kept a journal disguised as a pretty, dodecahedron-shaped puzzle box. The puzzle box was loaded with blades that slit a user's wrist, canisters that unleashed the fantasy equivalent of nerve gas, and other delightful traps for the would-be diary snooper. Imagine a Rubik's Dodecahedron that punished you lethally when you made a move that did not get you closer to solving it and had no visual clues to tell you when you were going the right way. Since you play an immortal with massive regenerative abilities, you are the only one who can open it.

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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', one of the player's past incarnations kept a journal disguised as a pretty, dodecahedron-shaped puzzle box. The puzzle box was loaded with blades that slit a user's wrist, canisters that unleashed the fantasy equivalent of nerve gas, and other delightful traps for the would-be diary snooper. Imagine a Rubik's Dodecahedron that punished you lethally when you made a move that did not get you closer to solving it and had no visual clues to tell you when you were going the right way. Since you play an immortal with massive regenerative abilities, you are the only one who can open it.
26th Mar '17 2:06:45 PM nombretomado
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* OgreBattle has Doll Mages / Masters who, while capable of throwing the dangerous Acid spell from the rear of the formation, use a marionette to attack from the front row.

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* OgreBattle ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' has Doll Mages / Masters who, while capable of throwing the dangerous Acid spell from the rear of the formation, use a marionette to attack from the front row.
15th Mar '17 4:04:29 PM Doug86
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** [[http://www.liero.be/ Liero]], a [[http://lierohell.free.fr/winxp_vista.html real-time remake of Worms 1]] in which you have lives as opposed to multiple worms, goes SerialEscalation as it allows fan-made weapons to be imported. For obvious reasons the Warhammer40k and Dune mods trump the above, but one particular 'strange weapon collection' has something called the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Crazy Cannon]] which is a bazooka that fires a small slow-moving orb. Just as you finish thinking "That was lame" it flips out and begins bouncing around the screen like Ball Kirby, WHILE [[MacrossMissileMassacre rapidly spamming rockets]] at max charge speed for [[MoreDakka a FULL MINUTE]]. 90% of the time, using this [[LethalJokeWeapon clears out all land on the stage and makes everyone die repeatedly]]. Also will absolutely CRUSH the processor of any computer made before 2001. Thankfully recharge time is so long that it will almost never recharge during a match, so it appears to be meant as a [[TakingYouWithMe screw you]] option. If your ninja rope can reach the ceiling however, it's actually possible to survive it with some bullet hell dodging skills. Oh, what I said before? Roll that up to 2003 if you pick one for all 5 weapon slots. [[EvilLaugh Bwuahahahahaha]]!

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** [[http://www.liero.be/ Liero]], a [[http://lierohell.free.fr/winxp_vista.html real-time remake of Worms 1]] in which you have lives as opposed to multiple worms, goes SerialEscalation as it allows fan-made weapons to be imported. For obvious reasons the Warhammer40k ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' and Dune ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' mods trump the above, but one particular 'strange weapon collection' has something called the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Crazy Cannon]] which is a bazooka that fires a small slow-moving orb. Just as you finish thinking "That was lame" it flips out and begins bouncing around the screen like Ball Kirby, WHILE [[MacrossMissileMassacre rapidly spamming rockets]] at max charge speed for [[MoreDakka a FULL MINUTE]]. 90% of the time, using this [[LethalJokeWeapon clears out all land on the stage and makes everyone die repeatedly]]. Also will absolutely CRUSH the processor of any computer made before 2001. Thankfully recharge time is so long that it will almost never recharge during a match, so it appears to be meant as a [[TakingYouWithMe screw you]] option. If your ninja rope can reach the ceiling however, it's actually possible to survive it with some bullet hell dodging skills. Oh, what I said before? Roll that up to 2003 if you pick one for all 5 weapon slots. [[EvilLaugh Bwuahahahahaha]]!
11th Mar '17 12:18:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MetroidOtherM'' the Little Birdie is a cute little white bird-looking creature, first seen unsuccessfully and humorously attempting to get on top of a large fruit, but turns out to be [[spoiler: the juvenile form of a clone of Ridley, the Space Pirate general who decimated her home planet of K-2L, and had been kept as a pet by oblivious researchers until it dismembered one and escaped.]] Wow. Although the more perceptive players (and Samus herself) will suspect that it's not as it seems, especially with regard to how it appears to apparate behind Samus before she goes through the door into the Navigation Room, staring at her with its beady little eyes.

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* In ''MetroidOtherM'' ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' the Little Birdie is a cute little white bird-looking creature, first seen unsuccessfully and humorously attempting to get on top of a large fruit, but turns out to be [[spoiler: the juvenile form of a clone of Ridley, the Space Pirate general who decimated her home planet of K-2L, and had been kept as a pet by oblivious researchers until it dismembered one and escaped.]] Wow. Although the more perceptive players (and Samus herself) will suspect that it's not as it seems, especially with regard to how it appears to apparate behind Samus before she goes through the door into the Navigation Room, staring at her with its beady little eyes.
4th Mar '17 2:09:16 PM nombretomado
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* The Ultimate Nullifier of the MarvelComics universe is about the size and shape of a cell phone, curved on three sides and flat on the fourth, with a couple widdly little protrusions. It could destroy the universe if used right, and will likely destroy the user whether used wrong ''or'' right. Contrast, say, the Infinity Gauntlet, which looks ''exactly'' like the kind of glove you would want for punching gods in the face.

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* The Ultimate Nullifier of the MarvelComics universe Franchise/MarvelUniverse is about the size and shape of a cell phone, curved on three sides and flat on the fourth, with a couple widdly little protrusions. It could destroy the universe if used right, and will likely destroy the user whether used wrong ''or'' right. Contrast, say, the Infinity Gauntlet, which looks ''exactly'' like the kind of glove you would want for punching gods in the face.
22nd Feb '17 3:58:20 PM Kindle4Light
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** There's a literal one in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. The superball item deals a fair bit of damage when used.

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** There's a literal one in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. The superball item deals a fair bit of damage when used.thrown.
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