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27th Jan '18 3:57:43 PM AbsolutelyAverage
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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 [[JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".

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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 [[JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".
27th Jan '18 3:54:14 PM AbsolutelyAverage
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The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of their downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off thier own trap.

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The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of their downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off thier their own trap.
16th Jan '18 2:09:38 AM Cryoclaste
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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}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".

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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 [[JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".
9th Jan '18 9:47:01 AM ThraggLootrippa
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The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of thier downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off thier own trap.

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The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of thier their downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off thier own trap.
4th Jan '18 7:49:07 PM MasterN
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The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of his downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by his own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off his own trap.

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The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of his thier downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by his thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off his thier own trap.
12th Nov '17 12:31:04 PM Willbyr
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11th Oct '17 5:07:31 PM Augusto
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!!'''As this is often a DeathTrope, all Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''

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9th Oct '17 7:23:39 AM jamescamera
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30th Aug '17 6:16:08 PM ANTMuddle
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Can be the result of DidntThinkThisThrough, but not necessarily. Compare NiceJobFixingItVillain and BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame. The StreisandEffect is a subtrope of this, when the petard is censorship.

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Can be the result of DidntThinkThisThrough, but not necessarily. Compare NiceJobFixingItVillain NiceJobFixingItVillain, ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine, and BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame. The StreisandEffect is a subtrope of this, when the petard is censorship.
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".
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