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16th Jun '18 4:45:03 PM Lemia
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* "Literature/TheNecklace" by Creator/GuyDeMaupassant contains one of the best known examples in literature.

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* "Literature/TheNecklace" by Creator/GuyDeMaupassant contains one of the best known examples in literature. A beautiful and haughty woman insists that she can't attend a ball without fine jewelry and borrows a diamond necklace from a wealthy friend, only to lose it. Not wanting to admit her blunder to her friend, she and her husband buy a replacement necklace and have to spend the next ten years doing grueling work to pay off the debt. By the end of these ten years, she's lost her looks from all the hard labor she did and finally tells her friend the truth about the necklace--whereupon her friend tells her the necklace was actually a fake that cost only a tiny fraction of the money she paid to replace it.
5th Jun '18 2:19:25 AM LinTaylor
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* Spoofed in a ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' story arc. Oliver invents a device that turns people black (as in, of African descent) and tests it on an unwitting Steve Dallas. A couple of strips later, Steve finally noticed and, when talking to Binkley, theorizes that it's a ''Twilight Zone''-style event where he was turned black in return for his occasional racism. The strip ends with Steve searching the bushes for Rod Serling.

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* Spoofed in a ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' story arc. Oliver invents a device that [[ColorMeBlack turns people black (as in, of African descent) descent)]] and tests it on an unwitting Steve Dallas. A couple of strips later, Steve finally noticed and, when talking to Binkley, theorizes (while imitating Rod Serling's iconic narration) that it's a ''Twilight Zone''-style event where he was turned black in return for his occasional racism. The strip ends with Binkley remarking "Ooh, sounds like a good episode!" while Steve searching searches the bushes for Rod Serling.
25th May '18 9:43:32 AM Gamermaster
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** A girl becomes known for doing wiccan type stuff, which eventually leads to people asking her to put curses on other people. [[spoiler: While she was a nobody in the past, this gets her a lot of attention including from an ex bully. She starts doing requests for this girl. The ex bully eventually tells her to kill someone who was stalking her. The girl tries her hardest to kill this person using her curses, but it doesn't work (in universe the minions of Hell Girl realize that these were all coincidences in the first place ) and is put under a lot of pressure by the ex bully. The girl uses Hell Link to send the stalker to hell. The ex bully thanks her for finally coming through, only to reveal that the guy wasn't a stalker, that was just a lie to get her to curse him. He was actually just a guy that she found creepy. ]]

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** A girl becomes known for doing wiccan type stuff, which eventually leads to people asking her to put curses on other people. [[spoiler: While she was a nobody in the past, this gets her a lot of attention including from an ex bully. She starts doing requests for this girl. The ex bully eventually tells her to kill someone who was stalking her. The girl tries her hardest to kill this person using her curses, but it doesn't work (in universe the minions of Hell Girl realize that these were all coincidences in the first place ) place) and is put under a lot of pressure by the ex bully. The girl uses Hell Link to send the stalker to hell. The ex bully thanks her for finally coming through, only to reveal that the guy wasn't a stalker, that was just a lie to get her to curse him. He was actually just a guy that she found creepy. ]]
5th May '18 7:48:48 AM Alvin
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** In the episode "Top Billing," a struggling actor played by Creator/JonLovitz competes with his more handsome and successful former rival for a role in a production of ''{{Hamlet}}''. When his rival is chosen for the role based purely on his looks, Lovitz's character murders him, and in his absence is accepted to fill in his role... which the murderous director reveals it to be the role of [[AlasPoorYorick Yorick's]] skull.

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** In the episode "Top Billing," a struggling actor played by Creator/JonLovitz competes with his more handsome and successful former rival for a role in a production of ''{{Hamlet}}''. When his rival is chosen for the role based purely on his looks, Lovitz's character murders him, and in his absence is accepted to fill in his role... which the murderous director reveals it to be the role of [[AlasPoorYorick Yorick's]] skull.
28th Apr '18 2:25:23 AM Gemser
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As this is an Ending Trope, '''beware of spoilers'''.

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As '''''Note:''''' This is a SpoileredRotten trope, that means that '''EVERY SINGLE EXAMPLE''' on this list is an Ending Trope, '''beware a spoiler by default and most of spoilers'''.
them will be unmarked. [[YouHaveBeenWarned This is your last warning]], only proceed if you really believe you can handle this list.
11th Mar '18 11:13:37 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'' ends with the trio of thuggish gang-members learning from their mortician host that "[[WelcomeToHell This... ain't no funeral home!]]"

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* ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'' ends with the trio of thuggish gang-members learning from their mortician host that "[[WelcomeToHell This... ain't no funeral home!]]"home!]]"
* ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' uses this to kill off a character after revealing him as EvilAllAlong. [[spoiler:Trapped in the Imaginarium and pursued by a lynch mob, the villain in question tries to survive the noose with his usual trick of swallowing a small metal flute to breathe even while hanging. But before the mob catches up with this villain, Parnassus makes him choose between the real flute and an easily breakable replica. He chooses wrong.]]
17th Jan '18 2:42:21 PM RedScharlach
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** An episode where a girl becomes extremely bitter at her teacher. He reads one of her notes aloud and blames someone who wasn't involved for it as well, writing it down in his book (which he claims goes on their permanent record). She starts to believe that he's just trying to mess with people and talks about rumors of him ruining people's opportunities to get into good highschools. She listens to her MP3 player in class and he takes it and writes it down. She comes back for it and he tells her he threw it away. She sends him to hell. [[spoiler: Afterward, her friend runs up to give her her MP3 player back, saying that the teacher told her he was just joking and he would eventually give it back. They look at the book on the ground to find that it was empty aside from a few doodles. The girl transfers out and is never seen again.]]

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** An episode where a girl becomes extremely bitter at her teacher. He reads one of her notes aloud and blames someone who wasn't involved for it as well, writing it down in his book (which he claims goes on their permanent record). She starts to believe that he's just trying to mess with people and talks about rumors of him ruining people's opportunities to get into good highschools.high schools. She listens to her MP3 player in class and he takes it and writes it down. She comes back for it and he tells her he threw it away. She sends him to hell. [[spoiler: Afterward, her friend runs up to give her her MP3 player back, saying that the teacher told her he was just joking and he would eventually give it back. They look at the book on the ground to find that it was empty aside from a few doodles. The girl transfers out and is never seen again.]]



* A common appearance in Creator/ECComics, just a few examples (there were dozens in total) include:

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* A common appearance occurrence in Creator/ECComics, just a few examples (there were dozens in total) include:



** In "A Grim Fairy Tale" a pompous King and Queen forbid the townfolk from killing the rats that overwhelm the kingdom. Eventually an angry mob captures them, shoves live rats down their throats and sews their mouth shut, causing the rats to eat their way out of them.

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** In "A Grim Fairy Tale" a pompous King and Queen forbid the townfolk townsfolk from killing the rats that overwhelm the kingdom. Eventually an angry mob captures them, shoves live rats down their throats and sews their mouth mouths shut, causing the rats to eat their way out of them.



* [[DoubleSubversion Doubly subverted]] in ''Film/KindHeartsAndCoronets''. The story revolves around a man who attempts to become the Duke of Chalfont by murdering everyone in line to inherit the dukedom. [[spoiler: Then he gets sentenced to death for the one murder he ''didn't'' commit. Then he gets acquitted at the last moment, but ''then'', as he leaves the prison, he realizes that he left his memoirs--which describe the murders he actually committed--in his cell.]]

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* [[DoubleSubversion Doubly subverted]] in ''Film/KindHeartsAndCoronets''. The story revolves around a man who attempts to become the Duke of Chalfont by murdering everyone in line to inherit the dukedom. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then he gets sentenced to death for the one murder he ''didn't'' commit. Then he gets acquitted at the last moment, but ''then'', as he leaves the prison, he realizes that he left his memoirs--which describe the murders he actually committed--in his cell.]]



* In ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'': The protagonist's wish is granted and his painting ages and becomes ugly instead of him. This drives him to sin (which makes the portrait ugly), and when his IgnoredEpiphany doesn't make the painting uglier instead of more beautiful because of his vanity, he destroys the painting, inadvertedly killing himself.

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* In ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'': The protagonist's wish is granted and his painting ages and becomes ugly instead of him. This drives him to sin (which makes the portrait ugly), and when his IgnoredEpiphany doesn't make the painting uglier instead of more beautiful because of his vanity, he destroys the painting, inadvertedly inadvertently killing himself.



** A similar example happens in the episode "Beauty Rest" where a would-be pageant queen murders a rival in order to win the contest ... only to discover that it's "Miss Autopsy" where the winner is eviscerated and displayed for the audience.

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** A similar example happens in the episode "Beauty Rest" where a would-be pageant queen murders a rival in order to win the contest ...contest... only to discover that it's "Miss Autopsy" where the winner is eviscerated and displayed for the audience.
26th Nov '17 12:21:00 AM Gideoncrawle
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* ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'' ends with the trio of thuggish gang-members learning from their mortician host that [[spoiler:"[[WelcomeToHell This... ain't no funeral home!"]]]]

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* ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'' ends with the trio of thuggish gang-members learning from their mortician host that [[spoiler:"[[WelcomeToHell "[[WelcomeToHell This... ain't no funeral home!"]]]]home!]]"
9th Sep '17 10:19:25 PM Gregzilla
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* There is a Japanese (I think) fairy tale where a lazy man hears about an island of one-eyed men, so he decides to go there, kidnap one, and make a living from TheFreakshow. Turns out a two-eyed man is quite a freak show for the one-eyed men themselves...

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* There is a Japanese (I think) fairy tale where a lazy man hears about an island of one-eyed men, so he decides to go there, kidnap one, and make a living from TheFreakshow. Turns out a two-eyed man is quite a freak show for the one-eyed men themselves...
12th Aug '17 9:55:42 AM nombretomado
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* The artist of ''CtrlAltDel'' notes that this was what he intended with his conclusion to the main comic story. Ethan spent most of the comic making horribly dangerous and stupid decisions, so it was inevitable one or more would finally catch up with him. A time machine he built is used to show Ethan a BadFuture that came about solely due to his creation of Zeke. Before he can be [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong sent back to stop it]] the machine overloads, forcing Ethan to commit a HeroicSacrifice.

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* The artist of ''CtrlAltDel'' ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' notes that this was what he intended with his conclusion to the main comic story. Ethan spent most of the comic making horribly dangerous and stupid decisions, so it was inevitable one or more would finally catch up with him. A time machine he built is used to show Ethan a BadFuture that came about solely due to his creation of Zeke. Before he can be [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong sent back to stop it]] the machine overloads, forcing Ethan to commit a HeroicSacrifice.
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