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* In ''Film/{{Bats}}'', [=McCabe=] is killed by his own creations while attempting to communicate with them.
1st Dec '17 8:35:16 PM Luigifan
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* Kurata meets his demise this way in ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' as the climax of a ''very'' well deserved HumiliationConga. His final plan to destroy the Digimon sets off a chain reaction, triggering an energy blast that vaporizes him.

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* Kurata meets his demise this way in ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' as the climax of a ''very'' well deserved well-deserved HumiliationConga. His final plan to destroy the Digimon sets off a chain reaction, triggering an energy blast that vaporizes him.



** Keep in mind with the examples of the Red Ribbon Army, Goku did not know how to pull his punches, and from his perspective [[BlackAndWhiteMorality evil deeds make you an evil person]]. He actually explained his straightforward reasoning to Bulma (after he killed those Red Ribbon Army soldiers). If you survive, well at least you're not moving, so Goku would leave you alone. Basically, if you're a bad guy, Kami must have a good reason to keep you alive when facing Goku ([[CosmicPlaything possibly]] [[LaserGuidedKarma for more]] [[HumiliationConga punishment]]). Goku notably mellowed out when he was 18-19, with the years spending with Kami. [[MessiahCreep After that]], [[AllLovingHero he couldn't stop]] ''[[AllLovingHero sparing]]'' [[AllLovingHero the bad guys]] (Ironically, to his friends' surprise, even Bulma).
** A sort of twisting of this trope comes with Frieza. It follows the trope at first, with Goku refusing to kill Frieza and Frieza lashing out at him behind his back, but the Karmic Death occurs when Goku turns around and destroys Frieza in his rage, no remorse. Though he doesn't actually die. He later returns as a cyborg, and goes to Earth to kill Goku's friends in vengeance. It is then where he meets his actual death, in the form of Trunks and really brutal. Trunks slices Frieza in half, then proceeds to slice those halves into even tinier bits, and he blows him to ashes with a ki blast. A rather expanded Karmic Death..

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** Keep in mind with the examples of the Red Ribbon Army, Goku did not know how to pull his punches, and from his perspective perspective, [[BlackAndWhiteMorality evil deeds make you an evil person]]. He actually explained his straightforward reasoning to Bulma (after he killed those Red Ribbon Army soldiers). If you survive, well well, at least you're not moving, so Goku would leave you alone. Basically, if you're a bad guy, Kami must have a good reason to keep you alive when facing Goku ([[CosmicPlaything possibly]] [[LaserGuidedKarma for more]] [[HumiliationConga punishment]]). Goku notably mellowed out when he was 18-19, with the years spending spent with Kami. [[MessiahCreep After that]], [[AllLovingHero he couldn't stop]] ''[[AllLovingHero sparing]]'' [[AllLovingHero the bad guys]] (Ironically, (ironically, to his friends' surprise, even Bulma).
** A sort of twisting of this trope comes with Frieza. It follows the trope at first, with Goku refusing to kill Frieza and Frieza [[BackstabBackfire lashing out at him behind his back, back]], but the Karmic Death occurs when Goku turns around and destroys Frieza in his rage, no remorse. Though he Frieza doesn't actually die. He later returns as a cyborg, and goes to Earth to kill Goku's friends in vengeance. It is then where he meets his actual death, in the form of Trunks Trunks, and it's really brutal. Trunks slices Frieza in half, then proceeds to slice those halves into even tinier bits, and he blows him to ashes with a ki blast. A rather expanded Karmic Death..Death.



** The first Greed was impaled face down (as per Dante) then melted down for his most valuable part, Lust was incinerated (as per Dante), Gluttony was eaten alive by Pride, Envy pulled out his own heart out of self hatred rather than live as a Homunculus, Sloth died after expending all his energy in a long and grueling fight, atheistic Wrath was killed by the rageful but religious Scar who survived the genocidal war that Wrath instigated (who got the opening when the sun (the symbol of god, which one of Wrath's victims said would fall on him) blinded Wrath), Pride unsuccessfully tried to take over the body of an "inferior being" i.e a human and then was ultimately stripped of his power, the second Greed died performing a [[HeroicSacrifice selfless act]] while saying that he'd gotten all he could ever want, and finally, Father, whose horrible deeds came about only because he wanted freedom and all the knowledge in the world, was dragged back into the darkness from whence he came.

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** The first Greed was impaled face down (as per Dante) then melted down for his most valuable part, Lust was incinerated (as per Dante), Gluttony was eaten alive by Pride, Envy pulled out his own heart out of self hatred self-hatred rather than live as a Homunculus, Sloth died after expending all his energy in a long and grueling fight, atheistic Wrath was killed by the rageful but religious Scar who survived the genocidal war that Wrath instigated (who got the opening when the sun (the symbol of god, God, which one of Wrath's victims said would fall on him) blinded Wrath), Pride unsuccessfully tried to take over the body of an "inferior being" i.e (i.e. a human human) and then was ultimately stripped of his power, the second Greed died performing a [[HeroicSacrifice selfless act]] while saying that he'd gotten all he could ever want, and finally, Father, whose horrible deeds came about only because he wanted freedom and all the knowledge in the world, was dragged back into the darkness from whence he came.



** Part 4: Yoshikage Kira's good luck finally runs out as he is struck and killed by an ambulance which a bystander had called to help him. When he tries to drag the spirit of one of his murder victims to hell with him, he is stopped by a group of otherworldly hands...which is the body part what Kira had taken from his victims.
** Part 5 Diavolo unintentionally helps Giornio get the Requiem arrow, which upgrades his Stand into one that can negate any action taken by an opponent...an ability almost identical to Diavolo's own King Crimson stand, which can erase a section of time and allows limited precognitive abilities. When Diavolo is killed by the new Stand, he is forced to experience death for eternity, unable to see when it's going to occur, each and every time.
** Part 6: Pucci's own Whitesnake stand allowed Emporio to gain Weather Report's stand, allowing him to finally defeat Pucci and save the new universe.
* Standard way of tying up stories with murderers, con artists, etc. in ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' if they're not caught by the police. Insurance salesman killed by an unlikely probability, cryopreservation scammer trapped in a glacier-- whatever your sin, [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality Narrative Causality]] has a death to suit.

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** Part 4: Yoshikage Kira's good luck finally runs out as he is struck and killed by an ambulance which a bystander had called to help him. When he tries to drag the spirit of one of his murder victims to hell with him, he is stopped by a group of otherworldly hands...which is the body part what that Kira had taken from his victims.
** Part 5 5: Diavolo unintentionally helps Giornio get the Requiem arrow, which upgrades his Stand into one that can negate any action taken by an opponent...an ability almost identical to Diavolo's own King Crimson stand, Stand, which can erase a section of time and allows limited precognitive abilities. When Diavolo is killed by the new Stand, he is forced to experience death for eternity, unable to see when it's going to occur, each and every time.
** Part 6: Pucci's own Whitesnake stand Stand allowed Emporio to gain Weather Report's stand, Stand, allowing him to finally defeat Pucci and save the new universe.
* Standard way of tying up stories with murderers, con artists, etc. in ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' if they're not caught by the police. Insurance salesman killed by an unlikely probability, cryopreservation scammer trapped in a glacier-- glacier -- whatever your sin, [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality Narrative Causality]] has a death to suit.



* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', Jona Roma Saran goes to war with Zaft forces and later dies in the battle he started - and [[HumiliationConga in a manner completely bereft of dignity]].

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', Jona Roma Saran goes to war with Zaft forces and later dies in the battle he started - and [[HumiliationConga in a manner completely bereft of dignity]].



** [[HeroKiller Ali Al-Saachez]] dies at the hands of Lyle "Lockon Stratos" Dylandy, the twin younger brother of the original Lockon (Neil), whom he killed four years ago. The exact details of his death are even more ironic: [[spoiler:his first on-screen kill was Michael Trinity, shot right through the heart with a lightning-fast quickdraw absolutely no one - including Michael himself - saw coming. When Lyle (''somewhat'' less revenge-driven than his brother) tries to give Ali a LastSecondChance, Ali taunts him over lowering his weapon and tries to quickdraw on him too... only for Lyle to ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome out-quickdraw him]]'' and [[BoomHeadshot blow his brains out with a single headshot]]]]. AndThereWasMuchRejoicing among the audience...
* Played straight at the final showdown between Johan and [[MessianicArchetype Tenma]] in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', during which Tenma is presented with a choice of shooting the former or watching him kill a small boy, when Johan is instead shot down by the child's drunken, raving father who just happened to stumble upon the scene. Promptly subverted when the paramedics discover that Johan is still alive, and Tenma decides to try to save his life once again.

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** [[HeroKiller Ali Al-Saachez]] dies at the hands of Lyle "Lockon Stratos" Dylandy, the twin younger brother of the original Lockon (Neil), whom he killed four years ago. The exact details of his death are even more ironic: [[spoiler:his first on-screen kill was Michael Trinity, shot right through the heart with a lightning-fast quickdraw absolutely no one - including Michael himself - saw coming. When Lyle (''somewhat'' less revenge-driven than his brother) tries to give Ali a LastSecondChance, Ali taunts him over lowering his weapon and tries to quickdraw on him too... only for Lyle to ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome out-quickdraw him]]'' and [[BoomHeadshot blow his brains out with a single headshot]]]]. AndThereWasMuchRejoicing among the audience...
* Played straight at the final showdown between Johan and [[MessianicArchetype Tenma]] in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', during which Tenma is presented with a choice of shooting the former or watching him kill a small boy, when Johan is instead shot down by [[PapaWolf the child's drunken, raving father father]] who just happened to stumble upon the scene. Promptly subverted when the paramedics discover that Johan is still alive, and Tenma decides to try to save his life once again.



* In ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', one of the main character's best friends is bullied to truly monstrous extents by the local AlphaBitch Aki Honda and her GirlPosse. The peak of it is when Aki ''rapes'' the poor girl with a test tube. What does [[{{Yandere}} the victim do]] when [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity she gets a shadow dragon?]] Well... she uses said dragon to ''kill'' all but one of them - and even the sole survivor gets her leg ripped off. Oh, and she kills other people too. And the one who gets the ''worst'' death of all is Aki herself, who gets the shadow dragon raping her with its clawed finger and then ripping her body in half. And then things go considerably FromBadToWorse. The fact that this is even considered Karmic Death at all speaks volumes on just how [[CrapsackWorld completely messed up]] the world of ''Narutaru'' is.

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* In ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', one of the main character's best friends is bullied to truly monstrous extents by the local AlphaBitch Aki Honda and her GirlPosse. The peak of it is when Aki ''rapes'' the poor girl with a test tube. What does [[{{Yandere}} the victim do]] when [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity she gets a shadow dragon?]] Well... she uses said dragon to ''kill'' all but one of them - and even the sole survivor gets her leg ripped off. Oh, and she kills other people too. And the one who gets the ''worst'' death of all is Aki herself, who gets the shadow dragon raping her with its clawed finger and then ripping her body in half. And then things go considerably FromBadToWorse. The fact that this is even considered Karmic Death at all speaks volumes on just how [[CrapsackWorld completely messed up]] the world of ''Narutaru'' is.



--> "So, this is my retribution? I'm sorry, Shinji." '''* Crunch* '''
** The manga plays this straighter; Gendo is finally killed when Ritsuko, the woman he manipulated, humiliated and discarded without a thought, shoots him in the neck before she dies.

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--> "So, this is my retribution? I'm sorry, Shinji." '''* Crunch* '''
'''*Crunch*'''
** The manga plays this straighter; Gendo is finally killed when Ritsuko, the woman he manipulated, humiliated humiliated, and discarded without a thought, shoots him in the neck before she dies.
30th Nov '17 6:21:10 PM mkmlp
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', while initially portrayed as a tragedy, Ernesto de la Cruz is killed by a bell while singing the song and playing the guitar of the man he murdered. Said song is also the lullaby he sung to his young daughter, and Ernesto killed Hector over choosing his family over his musical career.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', while initially portrayed as a tragedy, Ernesto de la Cruz is killed by a bell while singing the song and playing the guitar [[spoiler: of the man he murdered. Said song is also the lullaby he sung to his young daughter, and Ernesto killed Hector over choosing his family over his musical career.career]].
27th Nov '17 2:09:15 PM thatmadork
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* In the ending of ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', [[spoiler:every really corrupt politician in the world who was willing to sit in a bunker while the rest of the world destroyed itself outside in a psychotic rage, has their heads blown up by the implant installed in their necks by the BigBad. All to the soothing sound of ''[[SoundtrackDissonance Pomp and Circumstance]]'']]
24th Nov '17 1:08:08 PM rossbparks
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In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}', while initially portrayed as a tragedy, Ernesto de la Cruz is killed by a bell while singing the song and playing the guitar of the man he murdered. Said song is also the lullaby he sung to his young daughter, and Ernesto killed Hector over choosing his family over his musical career.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}', ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', while initially portrayed as a tragedy, Ernesto de la Cruz is killed by a bell while singing the song and playing the guitar of the man he murdered. Said song is also the lullaby he sung to his young daughter, and Ernesto killed Hector over choosing his family over his musical career.
24th Nov '17 1:07:31 PM rossbparks
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In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}', while initially portrayed as a tragedy, Ernesto de la Cruz is killed by a bell while singing the song and playing the guitar of the man he murdered. Said song is also the lullaby he sung to his young daughter, and Ernesto killed Hector over choosing his family over his musical career.* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Lord Shen rejects Po's LastSecondChance and makes one last attempt to kill him. He ends up crushing himself to death with his own giant cannon before Po even lands a hit on him. Doubles as DeathByIrony.

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In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}', while initially portrayed as a tragedy, Ernesto de la Cruz is killed by a bell while singing the song and playing the guitar of the man he murdered. Said song is also the lullaby he sung to his young daughter, and Ernesto killed Hector over choosing his family over his musical career.career.
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Lord Shen rejects Po's LastSecondChance and makes one last attempt to kill him. He ends up crushing himself to death with his own giant cannon before Po even lands a hit on him. Doubles as DeathByIrony.
24th Nov '17 1:06:48 PM rossbparks
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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Lord Shen rejects Po's LastSecondChance and makes one last attempt to kill him. He ends up crushing himself to death with his own giant cannon before Po even lands a hit on him. Doubles as DeathByIrony.

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In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}', while initially portrayed as a tragedy, Ernesto de la Cruz is killed by a bell while singing the song and playing the guitar of the man he murdered. Said song is also the lullaby he sung to his young daughter, and Ernesto killed Hector over choosing his family over his musical career.* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Lord Shen rejects Po's LastSecondChance and makes one last attempt to kill him. He ends up crushing himself to death with his own giant cannon before Po even lands a hit on him. Doubles as DeathByIrony.
19th Oct '17 3:48:55 AM TheCuza
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** [[spoiler:Vicki]] kills [[spoiler:her own foster parents]], and Batman assumes the motive is that they had simply [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]]. However, he notices that [[spoiler:she had beaten her foster father with a metal belt buckle before hanging him with the belt, so badly that he actually ''bled'' to death before the hanging killed him]], and remarks that this is strange as the killer seemingly had no real reason to go out of their way to do this. In the following chapter, we learn that [[spoiler:Vicki's foster parents were extremely abusive and regularly locked her (and doubtlessly other foster children) in what was essentially a ''torture chamber'' beneath their house as a punishment. Said chamber features a lovely selection of men's belts hanging on a rack, the buckles of which are all caked in dried blood.]]
5th Oct '17 6:50:23 PM EnchantedCoalition
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'': At near the end of the game, Raiden uses the Elder Gods to defeat Shao Kahn and destroys him as punishment for breaking the rules of Mortal Kombat before returning to the heavens.
26th Sep '17 5:08:09 AM Andyroid
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/UnchartedDrakesFortune'', Atoq Navarro [[spoiler: is dragged to the bottom of the sea along with the treasure he worked so ruthlessly to acquire.]]
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