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15th Oct '17 12:56:18 AM metalgearhemuli
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* The Game Boy adaptation of ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' has this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDZOHBBQDbU selection of scenes]] depicting your lifeless body depending on what killed you.
8th Oct '17 9:51:42 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/RoadRash 2'' and ''3'' has [[AmusingInjuries amusing]] cutscenes that play whenever you get busted or wreck your bike. Some examples include:
** Getting thrown into the back of a police cruiser
** Attempting to escape while your arresting officer is DistractedByTheSexy and failing
** The police throwing you into the back of a prison escort truck (and sometimes missing as the truck drives away, so you end up eating dirt)
** EMS taking your bike and leaving you on the side of the road
** Wobbling onto the road into the path of an 18-wheeler
** Trying (and failing) to hitch a ride
** Trying to ride your wrecked bike, only for it to fall apart
8th Oct '17 6:28:51 PM nombretomado
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* {{Infocom}}'s ''Sorcerer'' (the second part of the text adventure ''VideoGame/{{Enchanter}}'' trilogy) has an example of this in the endgame. If you exorcise the demonic BigBad from your mentor, but neglect to protect yourself from possession, the demon will not only take over your body, but show you a vision of the future. He shows you a world where the demon, in your body, has taken over the world and parents offer their children as sacrifices to him. And, worst of all, it is ''you'' who embodies the demon, your image that adorns the temples and sacrificial altars, and your visage that is associated with so much misery and death.

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* {{Infocom}}'s Creator/{{Infocom}}'s ''Sorcerer'' (the second part of the text adventure ''VideoGame/{{Enchanter}}'' trilogy) has an example of this in the endgame. If you exorcise the demonic BigBad from your mentor, but neglect to protect yourself from possession, the demon will not only take over your body, but show you a vision of the future. He shows you a world where the demon, in your body, has taken over the world and parents offer their children as sacrifices to him. And, worst of all, it is ''you'' who embodies the demon, your image that adorns the temples and sacrificial altars, and your visage that is associated with so much misery and death.
2nd Sep '17 8:57:13 AM HalcyonDayz
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', if you don't upgrade your ship, don't earn the loyalty of any of your teammates, and stall before entering the Omega 4 Relay, [[spoiler:everyone on the Normandy (except Joker) is ''killed'' during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRHhdc53Od8 the final mission]]: your team members die in increasingly brutal deaths, the rest of the Normandy crew are liquefied and turned into fuel for a half-human prototype Reaper, and Shepard falls to his/her death after attempting to jump onto the ship during the endrun]]. Unbelievably, [[spoiler:the ending keeps going, as Joker successfully pilots the Normandy out of the system (set to epic music), confronts the Illusive Man, and looks out the window after reading the datapad on the Reaper fleet, completely unsure of what to do. While this ending doesn't automatically doom everyone to the Reapers in and of itself, your inability to continue playing, along with certain developments in ME3 (such as the Illusive Man getting indoctrinated) don't paint a very hopeful picture]].

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', if you don't upgrade your ship, don't earn the loyalty of any of your teammates, and stall before entering the Omega 4 Relay, [[spoiler:everyone on the Normandy (except Joker) is ''killed'' during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRHhdc53Od8 the final mission]]: your team members die in increasingly brutal deaths, the rest of the Normandy crew are liquefied and turned into fuel for a half-human prototype Reaper, and Shepard falls to his/her death after attempting to jump onto the ship during the endrun]]. Unbelievably, [[spoiler:the ending keeps going, as Joker successfully pilots the Normandy out of the system (set to epic music), confronts the Illusive Man, and looks out the window after reading the datapad on the Reaper fleet, completely unsure of what to do. While this ending doesn't automatically doom everyone to the Reapers in and of itself, your inability to continue playing, along with certain developments in ME3 ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' (such as the Illusive Man getting indoctrinated) don't paint a very hopeful picture]].
31st Aug '17 8:23:26 PM 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 using]] [[NoCasualtiesRun 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]].]]
19th Aug '17 3:17:31 PM Onlythrice
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* ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'' has a few of these, with the ending screen saying "Oops" at the top each time.
** If the player sets off the nuke in Ranger Citadel early on in the game, you're told that you've wiped out the Desert Rangers and doomed the wasteland to be a lawless desert forever.
** At the end of the game, [[ChekovsGun you have to set off the nuke]] [[spoiler: in order to stop [[RobotWar the Cochise AI from infecting every robot and cyborg and wiping out what's left of humanity]].]] [[DirtyCoward Leaving without doing so results in you being told that your team was banished for their cowardice]], the machines killed everyone for a thousand miles (at least), and it's only a matter of time before they find you.
** If you decide to [[WeCanRuleTogether join]] [[BigBad Matthias]], he'll instruct you to kill the leaders of every major faction and town in California [[spoiler: and doing his bidding results in him luring you into ground zero of a nuke he hid in a crate that promptly detonates the second he finishes gloating, and you're then told that your irradiated atoms will rain down upon your victims while Matthias [[RobotMaster enslaves the Rangers with his robot army]].]]
12th Aug '17 6:41:39 AM Trey
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* The home console game of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie'' has a "Movie Battle" mode where the player, as Guile, must fight your way to General Bison through different ''Street Fighter'' characters under an expiring time limit. If the player does not reach Bison within the time frame (once the timer reaches zero), once the current fight is over, Cammy will tell Guile there is no more time left and Bison needs to be found immediately [[spoiler:and the bad ending starts. As a result of a failure to reach Bison in time, the AN is forced to pay Bison the ransom, Guile is court-martialed, and Bison uses the ransom money to finance his operation to turn his entire army into Perfect Genetic Soldiers, allowing him to rise up and seize control of the world.]]

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* The home console game of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie'' has a "Movie Battle" mode where the player, as Guile, must fight your way to General Bison through different ''Street Fighter'' characters under an expiring time limit. If the player does not reach Bison within the time frame (once the timer reaches zero), once the current fight is over, Cammy will tell Guile there is no more time left and Bison needs to be found immediately [[spoiler:and the bad ending starts. As a result of a failure to reach Bison in time, the AN is forced to pay Bison the ransom, Guile is court-martialed, and Bison uses the ransom money to finance his operation to turn his entire army into Perfect Genetic Soldiers, [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/psx/a/sfmovmvb.htm allowing him to rise up and seize control of the world.world]].]]
4th Aug '17 2:58:32 PM MetroidPeter
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'''This trope is being confused with HaveANiceDeath. It only is an example if you are being shown the consequences of losing. If, when you get a GameOver, you ''only'' see the [[GameOverMan villain]] taunting you, it is not an example. If you see the DamselInDistress despairing at the fact that she will not get rescued, it is an example.'''

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'''This trope is being not to be confused with HaveANiceDeath.HaveANiceDeath or PlayerDeathIsDramatic. It only is an example if you are being shown the consequences of losing. If, when you get a GameOver, you ''only'' see the [[GameOverMan villain]] taunting you, it is not an example. If you see the DamselInDistress despairing at the fact that she will not get rescued, it is an example.'''
23rd Jul '17 4:32:52 PM rjd1922
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* If the player does not continue or is killed by a finishing move in ''{{Weapon Lord}}'''s Story Mode, it would state that the way of the barbarian is to kill or be killed. [[spoiler:Unless the player lost as Zarak, which then states that the prophecy has been fulfilled and, because of the player's ineptitude, the Demon Lord is now dead and his lineage has been put to a halt.]]

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* If the player does not continue or is killed by a finishing move in ''{{Weapon Lord}}'''s ''VideoGame/WeaponLord'''s Story Mode, it would state that the way of the barbarian is to kill or be killed. [[spoiler:Unless the player lost as Zarak, which then states that the prophecy has been fulfilled and, because of the player's ineptitude, the Demon Lord is now dead and his lineage has been put to a halt.]]



* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie's'' GameOver is an ending cutscene in which you have to watch the WickedWitch[=/=]VainSorceress Gruntilda succeed in stealing the beauty of Banjo's younger sister Tooty and turn her into something like FrankensteinsMonster. She even demands a talk with Banjo immediately for this travesty. However, for some, this was offset by Grunty's newfound hotness and the fact that Tooty was TheScrappy. For others, this scene was scary. The problem with this is that the scene plays every time you save and quit, too. It's almost as if the game is [[YouBastard slapping you across the face]] for not playing it [[BladderOfSteel start to finish in one go]]. However, if you die before even reaching Grunty's lair or after passing her game show, then they will simply show the words "Game Over" over the scene where you lost your last life.

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* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie's'' GameOver is an ending cutscene in which you have to watch the WickedWitch[=/=]VainSorceress Gruntilda succeed in stealing the beauty of Banjo's younger sister Tooty and turn her into something like FrankensteinsMonster. She even demands a talk with Banjo immediately for this travesty. However, for some, this was offset by Grunty's newfound hotness and the fact that Tooty was TheScrappy. For others, this scene was scary. The problem with this is that the scene plays every time you save and quit, too. It's almost as if the game is [[YouBastard [[GuiltBasedGaming slapping you across the face]] for not playing it [[BladderOfSteel start to finish in one go]]. However, if you die before even reaching Grunty's lair or after passing her game show, then they will simply show the words "Game Over" over the scene where you lost your last life.
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]].
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