History Main / HoistByHisOwnPetard

8th Jun '17 7:11:18 AM PixelKnight
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A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.

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A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".
29th Apr '17 10:15:00 PM AthenaBlue
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A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''{{Hamlet}}''.

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A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''{{Hamlet}}''.
''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
23rd Feb '17 12:48:18 PM Pseudoname
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16th Jan '17 4:44:13 PM TheBigBopper
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A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in {{Hamlet}}.

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A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in {{Hamlet}}.
''{{Hamlet}}''.
30th Oct '16 1:11:40 AM TheRoguePenguin
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1st Oct '16 3:57:14 PM kaithehedgefox
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30th Aug '16 6:21:55 AM Willbyr
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21st Apr '16 5:19:53 PM Piando
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard/{{Music}}



* HoistByHisOwnPetard/{{Music}}
9th Mar '16 3:54:06 AM Art199
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If an EldritchAbomination, GodOfEvil or otherwise supernatural evil entity gets [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punched Out]] by the same powers it gave, you have a FaustianRebellion in action. If it's an AncientConspiracy, GovernmentConspiracy or other organisation whose AppliedPhlebotinum is empowering the one who will bring them down, you have a PhlebotinumRebel. If it's done by making him hit himself, it's StopHittingYourself. If it's a {{Mook}}, long abused, who finally snaps and turns against him at the last moment, it's TheDogBitesBack. If it's a VideoGame boss whose attacks can be redirected back at them ([[PlayingTennisWithTheBoss tennis-style]] or otherwise), it's TacticalSuicideBoss. GoneHorriblyRight is a sub-trope where a SuperPrototype works too well, destroying the person or persons who created it and/or threatening the world/galaxy/universe. If it's a vehicle that you just stole, it's VehicularTurnabout.

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If an evil EldritchAbomination, GodOfEvil or otherwise supernatural evil entity gets [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punched Out]] by the same powers it gave, you have a FaustianRebellion in action. If it's an AncientConspiracy, GovernmentConspiracy or other organisation whose AppliedPhlebotinum is empowering the one who will bring them down, you have a PhlebotinumRebel. If it's done by making him hit himself, it's StopHittingYourself. If it's a {{Mook}}, long abused, who finally snaps and turns against him at the last moment, it's TheDogBitesBack. If it's a VideoGame boss whose attacks can be redirected back at them ([[PlayingTennisWithTheBoss tennis-style]] or otherwise), it's TacticalSuicideBoss. GoneHorriblyRight is a sub-trope where a SuperPrototype works too well, destroying the person or persons who created it and/or threatening the world/galaxy/universe. If it's a vehicle that you just stole, it's VehicularTurnabout.
7th Dec '15 7:49:07 AM StFan
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-->-- '''Laertes''', ''[[{{Theatre/Hamlet}} Hamlet]]''

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-->-- '''Laertes''', ''[[{{Theatre/Hamlet}} Hamlet]]''''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''




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* [[{{HoistByHisOwnPetard/Advertising}} Advertising]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard/ComicStrips



* [[{{HoistByHisOwnPetard/Film}} Film]]
* [[{{HoistByHisOwnPetard/Literature}} Literature]]

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* [[{{HoistByHisOwnPetard/Music}} Music]]

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* [[{{HoistByHisOwnPetard/Radio}} Radio]]

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* [[{{HoistByHisOwnPetard/Theatre}} Theatre]]
* [[{{HoistByHisOwnPetard/Toys}} Toys]]

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* [[{{HoistByHisOwnPetard/Theatre}} Theatre]]
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