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25th Aug '16 9:04:19 AM MoonByte
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* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' has variations on failing the game.
** Dying by a trap often results in seeing a specific little animation, showing how Fiona dies to them (such as getting perforated by arrows or eaten alive by bugs) via GoryDiscretionShot and an OminousMusicBoxTune.
** Getting catched by the enemy that is chasing you in the area ends with the screen blurring and turning red, showing the Game Over text "Acta est fabula" ("The Play is Over) while the sound of the regarding enemy hints quite well at what they are doing to Fiona ([[spoiler: Debilitas crushes her and rips her body apart like a doll, Daniella will laugh like crazy while stabbing you and drinking your blood, Riccardo can be heard [[ILoveTheDead taking off her clothes and softly moaning]], Old Lorenzo will rip apart her clothes and then apparently vomit and Young Lorenzo can be heard drinking her blood]]).
** The bad from the four endings by not rescuing Hewie results in Fiona getting catched by Riccardo who [[spoiler: will impregnate her with his clone, resulting in Fiona being DrivenToMadness.]]
14th Aug '16 2:20:20 AM MissConception
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* Saying Yes to the "[[WeCanRuleTogether Let's work together]] and [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the Earth]]" request from the final boss in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' treats you to a short bunch of dialog boxes describing how you and the boss took over the world and darkness enveloped it forever. Then it shows the standard Game Over screen, depicting a dead Mario.

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* Saying Yes to the "[[WeCanRuleTogether Let's work together]] and [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the Earth]]" request from the final boss in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' treats you to a short bunch of dialog boxes describing how you and the boss took over the world and darkness enveloped it forever. Then it shows the standard Game Over screen, depicting a dead fallen Mario.
13th Aug '16 7:59:17 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''[[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved Halo]]'': On The Maw, fail to escape the Autumn in time; cue {{cutscene}} of the ship exploding, taking you with it. Ditto if Captain Keyes dies on Truth & Reconciliation. "Without the Captain, the Covenant have already won".

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* ''[[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved Halo]]'': ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'':
On The Maw, "The Maw", fail to escape the Autumn in time; cue {{cutscene}} of the ship exploding, taking you with it. Ditto if Captain Keyes dies on Truth "Truth & Reconciliation.Reconciliation". "Without the Captain, the Covenant have already won".
11th Aug '16 4:46:10 PM htuttle
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** In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 Red Alert 2]]'', during the Allied mission to recapture St. Louis, if the timer runs out and Tanya is mind-controlled, there is a special cutscene that shows Tanya having been taken over and quite enthusiastically favoring the Soviets now.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 Red Alert 2]]'', during the Allied mission to recapture St. Louis, if the timer runs out and Tanya is mind-controlled, there is a special cutscene that shows Tanya having been taken over and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Z2gKAoG0U&list=LL3VFDwvfwCx5I18n76v5VSw&index=8 quite enthusiastically favoring the Soviets Soviets]] now.



* The original ''VideoGameXCOMUFODefence''. If you failed -- either by losing your last base, having your organization's funding withdrawn, or by getting wiped out during the final Mission to Mars -- you got to see what happened to Earth as a result... humanity reduced to slaves of the alien invaders, slowly mutating into pitiable monsters due to the radiation and pollution leaking from the alien's colonies... the sun blackened by dark clouds... and stuff like that.

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* The original ''VideoGameXCOMUFODefence''.''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense''. If you failed -- either by losing your last base, having your organization's funding withdrawn, or by getting wiped out during the final Mission to Mars -- you got to see what happened to Earth as a result... humanity reduced to slaves of the alien invaders, slowly mutating into pitiable monsters due to the radiation and pollution leaking from the alien's colonies... the sun blackened by dark clouds... and stuff like that.
11th Aug '16 4:42:50 PM htuttle
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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' had an interesting feature whereby the "Game Over" changed depending on how far you'd gotten in the campaign, almost like a choose-your-own-adventure book. Stuff always ended badly for the hero Blair: Die in battle and you're treated to the same TwentyOneGunSalute that Blair presides over in previous chapters--expect it's you, not some rook, in the coffin.
** Fail to expose the spy in ''Wing Commander II'' (Invisible ships? Admiral Tolwyn thinks you're seeing...er, ''not'' [[CassandraTruth seeing things]]), and Blair exchanges a goodbye kiss with the ''Concordia''[='s=] captain, "Angel" Devereaux. Note that it's also the ''first'' kiss between the two if you haven't progressed far enough in the game. The next scene shows Blair burying his face in his hands as a news bulletin reports that ''Concordia'' was destroyed ''with all hands aboard''. (Also, [[TurnInYourBadge you're fired.]])

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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' had an interesting feature feature, whereby the "Game Over" changed depending changes according on how far you'd gotten in the campaign, almost campaign. (Almost like a choose-your-own-adventure book. book.) Stuff always ended badly for the hero Blair: Blair:
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Die in battle and you're treated to the same TwentyOneGunSalute that Blair presides over in previous chapters--expect it's you, not some rook, in the coffin.
** Fail to expose the spy in ''Wing Commander II'' (Invisible ships? Admiral Tolwyn thinks you're seeing...er, ''not'' [[CassandraTruth seeing things]]), and Blair exchanges a goodbye kiss with the ''Concordia''[='s=] captain, "Angel" Devereaux. Note that it's It's also the ''first'' kiss between the two if you haven't progressed far enough in the game. The next scene shows Blair burying his face in his hands as a news bulletin reports that ''Concordia'' was destroyed ''with ''[[ILetGwenStacyDie with all hands aboard''.aboard]]''. (Also, [[TurnInYourBadge you're fired.]])



* The original ''{{X-COM}}: UFO Defence''... if you failed -- either by losing your last base, having your organization's funding withdrawn, or by getting wiped out during the final Mission to Mars -- you got to see what happened to Earth as a result... humanity reduced to slaves of the alien invaders, slowly mutating into pitiable monsters due to the radiation and pollution leaking from the alien's colonies... the sun blackened by dark clouds... and stuff like that.

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* The original ''{{X-COM}}: UFO Defence''... if ''VideoGameXCOMUFODefence''. If you failed -- either by losing your last base, having your organization's funding withdrawn, or by getting wiped out during the final Mission to Mars -- you got to see what happened to Earth as a result... humanity reduced to slaves of the alien invaders, slowly mutating into pitiable monsters due to the radiation and pollution leaking from the alien's colonies... the sun blackened by dark clouds... and stuff like that.



** ''X-COM'' liked this trope. In ''Terror From the Deep'', [[strike:[[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu]]]] [[{{Expy}} The Great Alien]] awakens and destroys the world. In Apocalypse, the aliens pull Earth into another dimension.

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** ''X-COM'' liked this trope. In ''Terror ''[[VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep Terror From the Deep'', Deep]]'', [[strike:[[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu]]]] [[{{Expy}} The Great Alien]] awakens and destroys the world. In Apocalypse, ''[[VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse Apocalypse]]'', the aliens pull Earth into another dimension.
8th Aug '16 9:22:13 AM Ripburger
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** The losing ending of ''Wing Commander III'' shows the Kilrathi landing on a ruined Earth.

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** The losing ending of ''Wing Commander III'' shows the Kilrathi landing on a ruined Earth. But you still have one choice to make: Blair is dragged before the Prince of Kilrah and told to beg for his life. Refuse, and the Prince offers you a "warrior's death" before [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E2bpcNfh-4 punching a hole through your spinal column.]] That's hardcore!
8th Aug '16 9:11:26 AM Ripburger
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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' had an interesting feature whereby the "Game Over" changed depending on how far you'd gotten in the campaign. Stuff always ended badly for the hero Blair: Die in battle and you're treated to the same TwentyOneGunSalute that Blair presides over in previous chapters--expect it's you, not some rook, in the coffin.

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* ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' had an interesting feature whereby the "Game Over" changed depending on how far you'd gotten in the campaign.campaign, almost like a choose-your-own-adventure book. Stuff always ended badly for the hero Blair: Die in battle and you're treated to the same TwentyOneGunSalute that Blair presides over in previous chapters--expect it's you, not some rook, in the coffin.
8th Aug '16 9:10:49 AM Ripburger
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* Every ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game has an ending depicting the results of losing the campaign.
* Fail to expose the spy in ''Wing Commander II'', and the ''Tiger's Claw'' goes down with all hands onboard. (This includes Blair's love interest, Angel. Also, [[TurnInYourBadge you're fired.]])

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* Every ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game has had an ending depicting interesting feature whereby the results of losing "Game Over" changed depending on how far you'd gotten in the campaign.
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campaign. Stuff always ended badly for the hero Blair: Die in battle and you're treated to the same TwentyOneGunSalute that Blair presides over in previous chapters--expect it's you, not some rook, in the coffin.
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Fail to expose the spy in ''Wing Commander II'', II'' (Invisible ships? Admiral Tolwyn thinks you're seeing...er, ''not'' [[CassandraTruth seeing things]]), and the ''Tiger's Claw'' goes down Blair exchanges a goodbye kiss with the ''Concordia''[='s=] captain, "Angel" Devereaux. Note that it's also the ''first'' kiss between the two if you haven't progressed far enough in the game. The next scene shows Blair burying his face in his hands as a news bulletin reports that ''Concordia'' was destroyed ''with all hands onboard. (This includes Blair's love interest, Angel. Also, aboard''. (Also, [[TurnInYourBadge you're fired.]])]])



** In ''Wing Commander IV'', if you fail during the final sequence (which is entirely conversational), you end up shown being put before a firing line, to be executed for treason.
*** Fail several times in the first few mission sets, and they'll show Blair back at the bar in Nephele after he's been booted from the service, watching a newscast of a declaration of war against the UBW.

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** In ''Wing Commander IV'', if ''VideoGame/WingCommanderIVThePriceOfFreedom '': Fail too many missions in the first chapter, and Blair gets booted from the service. The next scene shows Blair back at the bar in Nephele, drinking himself into a stupor as the civil war he ''could'' have prevented [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pte2qHwsc2k rages on a background newscast.]]
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you fail during the final sequence courtroom finale (which is entirely conversational), you end up shown being Blair is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGmqsJsexYs put before a firing line, line]], to be executed for treason.
*** Fail several times in
treason. Meanwhile, the first few mission sets, and they'll show Blair back at the bar in Nephele after he's been booted from the service, watching a newscast of a declaration of war against the UBW.newly-minted ''[[DayOfTheJackboot Marshall]]'' Tolwyn is given ''carte blanche'' to destroy any planet that harbors his political opponents.
7th Aug '16 3:46:55 PM Ripburger
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-->-- '''''VideoGame/XCom'''''

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-->-- '''''VideoGame/XCom'''''
'''''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'''''
30th Jul '16 3:59:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/ASPAirStrikePatrol'' (A.K.A. ''DesertFighter''), if you fail the final mission in any way, you get treated to a nuclear holocaust. [[spoiler:The ending monologue states the Earth is conquered by aliens soon after.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ASPAirStrikePatrol'' (A.K.A. ''DesertFighter''), ''VideoGame/DesertFighter''), if you fail the final mission in any way, you get treated to a nuclear holocaust. [[spoiler:The ending monologue states the Earth is conquered by aliens soon after.]]
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