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16th Jul '17 8:04:13 AM Trey
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* The point behind EternalChampions is that you play as one of nine martial arts fighters who died before their time and are now given the chance to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong... the rest, [[HaveANiceDeath will suffer their original fates]]. Once you defeat the other eight opponents, you are not in need to worry about fighting a mirror match, but you WILL have to worry when facing the Eternal Champion. They all have different endings, but if you fail to defeat the Eternal Champion in combat? You are not given the option to try again; he merely absorbs the defeated fighter before [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/genesis/b/ecbad.htm giving a speech about his disappointment in your failure]] (with music that does NOT help).
** It goes further in the Sega CD update, Challenge from the Dark Side. If you fail in the game you are given a shot of the Earth with a spirit ball that circles it, as the Eternal Champion says "I have no choice but to return you back to your death." Cue a short video of your respective fighter reappearing in their timeline [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/scd/a/ec2b.htm and dying the death fate originally dealt]].
9th Jul '17 8:50:58 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''[[VideoGame/TalespinSega TaleSpin]]'' LicensedGame for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, if you get a Game Over, Shere Khan wins the contest and buys out Higher For Hire, complete with DramaticThunder and [[SoundtrackDissonance unfitting music]].
30th Jun '17 8:33:33 AM 4444jdm
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Most game developers are comfortable with just giving players a generic GameOver screen to inform them that they lost. However, some particularly cruel game developers aren't satisfied with ''just'' telling them how badly they lost -- they have to show that the player failed through an alternate DownerEnding in which players are forced to endure the terrible fate that awaits the characters [[YouBastard they were supposed to be helping]]. They didn't just get a GameOver where they can [[SaveScumming reload and everything's fine]] - they FAILED. They failed and now they will live just long enough to see the BigBad [[TheBadGuyWins claim victory]] and to see the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt END OF THEIR CIVILIZATION.]] This has the effect of getting players so upset that they are inclined to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and retry the game.

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Most game developers are comfortable with just giving players a generic GameOver screen to inform them that they lost.lost or have done the game. However, some particularly cruel game developers aren't satisfied with ''just'' telling them how badly they lost -- they have to show that the player failed through an alternate DownerEnding in which players are forced to endure the terrible fate that awaits the characters [[YouBastard they were supposed to be helping]]. They didn't just get a GameOver where they can [[SaveScumming reload and everything's fine]] - they FAILED. They failed and now they will live just long enough to see the BigBad [[TheBadGuyWins claim victory]] and to see the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt END OF THEIR CIVILIZATION.]] This has the effect of getting players so upset that they are inclined to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and retry the game.
30th Jun '17 8:29:38 AM 4444jdm
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* ''VideoGame/InTheHunt'' has two Wonderful Failures out of three bad endings. [[spoiler:When you beat the game as one player [[NoDamageRun without using any continues]], you are destroyed along with the enemy base]]. Another one occurs [[spoiler:when you beat the game with two players, and are [[FightingYourFriend forced to fight your friend]]. If you succeed in destroying in the other player within time, you [[FaceHeelTurn become the new leader of the D.A.S]].

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* ''VideoGame/InTheHunt'' has two Wonderful Failures out of three bad endings. [[spoiler:When you beat the game as one player [[NoDamageRun without using any continues]], you are destroyed along with the enemy base]]. Another one occurs [[spoiler:when you beat the game with two players, and are [[FightingYourFriend forced to fight your friend]]. If you succeed in destroying in the other player within time, you [[FaceHeelTurn become the new leader of the D.A.S]].]]
30th Jun '17 8:28:26 AM 4444jdm
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* ''VideoGame/InTheHunt'' has two Wonderful Failures out of three bad endings. [[spoiler:When you beat the game as one player [[NoDamageRun without using any continues]], you are destroyed along with the enemy base]]. Another one occurs [[spoiler:when you beat the game with two players, and are [[FightingYourFriend forced to fight your friend]]. If you succeed in destroying in the other player within time, you [[FaceHeelTurn become the new leader of the D.A.S]].
17th Jun '17 1:56:05 AM DeepRed
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* In the FullMotionVideo game VideoGame/MadDogMccree, when the player runs out of lives, the town undertaker issues the player's last rites and then the screen fades to black when he puts on a coffin lid.
17th Jun '17 1:38:06 AM DeepRed
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* The continue countdown scene for ''SlySpy''/''Secret Agent'' depicts a nuclear missile about to launch, and if it reaches zero, the GameOver screen depicts various world landmarks turning into mushroom clouds.
29th May '17 8:43:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII: Trial By Fire'', a standard death (by attack or low stats) will usually just give you a punny death message and let you restore and get back to the game. However, if you fail the task of capturing the Elementals or die anytime after [[spoiler:Ad Avis steals the evil Djinn Iblis' statue]], you are treated to a long cut scene of the city being destroyed or [[spoiler:an ''even longer'' cut scene of Iblis escaping the statue and wreaking havoc upon the world]]. The first time, it's creepy, but after the third or fourth time, it gets annoying. And it's a {{Sierra}} game -- you die ''all the freaking time''.

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* In ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII: Trial By Fire'', a standard death (by attack or low stats) will usually just give you a punny death message and let you restore and get back to the game. However, if you fail the task of capturing the Elementals or die anytime after [[spoiler:Ad Avis steals the evil Djinn Iblis' statue]], you are treated to a long cut scene of the city being destroyed or [[spoiler:an ''even longer'' cut scene of Iblis escaping the statue and wreaking havoc upon the world]]. The first time, it's creepy, but after the third or fourth time, it gets annoying. And it's a {{Sierra}} {{Creator/Sierra}} game -- you die ''all the freaking time''.
28th May '17 3:13:39 PM infernape612
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* Miss a deadline in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' and you get a short sequence detailing the consequences of your failure; against Kamoshida, you and Ryuji are expelled and Ann becomes the next target of his lust; against Madarame, Yusuke is trapped in his abusive "mentorship"; against Kaneshiro, Makoto is discovered in a whore house deliriously rambling your name; against [[spoiler:Futaba]], she commits suicide; against Okumura, Haru is forced into an abusive arranged marriage; all cases end with you violating your probation and getting shipped off to juvie. Back in the present, Sae realizes you are completely incoherent and leaves to give you some time to recover from whatever shit the cops put in you, at which point a mysterious man blows your brains out in captivity.

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* Miss a deadline in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' and you get a short sequence detailing the consequences of your failure; against Kamoshida, you you, Ryuji, and Ryuji Mishima are expelled and Ann becomes the next target of his lust; against Madarame, Yusuke is trapped in his abusive "mentorship"; against Kaneshiro, Makoto is discovered in a whore house deliriously rambling your name; against [[spoiler:Futaba]], she commits suicide; against Okumura, Haru is forced into an abusive arranged marriage; all cases end with you violating your probation and getting shipped off to juvie. Back in the present, Sae realizes you are completely incoherent and leaves to give you some time to recover from whatever shit the cops put in you, at which point a mysterious man blows your brains out in captivity.
15th May '17 5:00:48 AM 4444jdm
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* Failing to stop the three missile silos in a maze mission via timeout in ''[[VideoGame/VirtualOn Cyber Troopers Virtual-ON MARZ]]'' treats you to a DownerEnding where three missiles launching into the air, followed by a bloody red Game Over text.
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