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1st Dec '16 4:21:17 AM yisfidri
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Compare to EarthAllAlong, TomatoSurprise, FawltyTowersPlot, and CruelTwistEnding.

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Compare to EarthAllAlong, TomatoSurprise, FawltyTowersPlot, and CruelTwistEnding.
CruelTwistEnding. When this trope is only used in an adaptation while being absent in the source material, it's AdaptationalKarma.
14th Oct '16 9:29:15 AM hyphz
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* ''MahouGyoushouninRoma'' has these as its primary theme:
** A boy is desperate to be the stand-out player on the basketball team, but is constantly in the shadow of the one other boy who is better than him. He buys a magical artifact allowing him to "erase" the other boy from history, thus becoming the best player himself. But [[spoiler:before he can play a game, he is erased by the former third-best player on the team, who is now in the same position.]]
** A boy is desperate for a girl to fall in love with him, and buys a magical card that will guarantee her love if he passes it to her. He hides the card in a bundle of books to give to her unnoticed, and they fall in love.. except [[spoiler:she was already in love with him, and passed him a similar card just beforehand.]]
** Just when you think they're becoming TheUntwist or CruelTwistEndings, though, a poor boy buys a magical coin which gives a 50:50 chance of the bearer having exceptional luck or facing disaster. Having won a motorcycle with his luck, but then had a family member injured on a bad flip, he tries to distance himself from it; but his sister discovers the coin, flips it, and is interrupted when [[spoiler:he ''throws it in the ocean'', saying the risk to others isn't worth the chance of a magical break. This shocks ''Roma'', as the magical energy she normally drained from the Aesop victims is instead lost. And the final frame shows the coin lying at the bottom of the ocean - luck side up.]]
14th Oct '16 9:13:45 AM hyphz
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* ''Film/LayerCake'' ends with the protagonist, a cocaine dealer, having risen to become leader of his own gang, eliminated his rivals, and gotten the girl - and, as he gloats as he walks down the steps of his club, having done all this without ever revealing his name. Seconds later a minor character shoots him dead. NoHonorAmongThieves, dude.
4th Sep '16 1:14:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Tharg's Future Shocks'' from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' typically ended with such a twist. One of the best, by Creator/AlanMoore, goes like this: A werewolf on a virtually eternal space flight to an off-world colony looking forward to feasting on everybody else on board whenever the spaceship passes a lunar body finding out the hard way that every passenger and crew member on the vessel [[FlockOfWolves is also a werewolf and was hoping to do the same thing]] (and Earth's space command post happy to know that they've finally figured out a way to get rid of all of the planet's werewolves).

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* ''Tharg's Future Shocks'' ''ComicBook/ThargsFutureShocks'' from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' typically ended with such a twist.twist. If the main character is warmongering, bigoted, greedy, etc., you can be sure that something will come back to bite them by the end. One of the best, by Creator/AlanMoore, goes like this: A werewolf on a virtually eternal space flight to an off-world colony looking forward to feasting on everybody else on board whenever the spaceship passes a lunar body finding out the hard way that every passenger and crew member on the vessel [[FlockOfWolves is also a werewolf and was hoping to do the same thing]] (and Earth's space command post happy to know that they've finally figured out a way to get rid of all of the planet's werewolves).
11th Jul '16 8:43:50 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' took a twist on the ''Twilight Zone'' episode “A Kind of a Stopwatch” in "Treehouse of Horror XIV." Bart and Milhouse find a stop watch that stops time, make mischief, and break the watch. ''Unlike'' the Twilight Zone episode, they luckily find a Watch Repair book- and they take ''15 years'' to fix it.
* ''TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Mrs. Robinson is basically a sadistic monster for most of episode "The Wicked". Gumball and Darwin try to expose her for grand theft auto, only for Robinson to drive the car straight through a crowded mall and then frame Gumball. It works... and while Darwin is ranting about how she's one big KarmaHoudini he accidentally sets off a DisasterDominoes that would have killed Robinson five times over if this wasn't a cartoon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' took a twist on the ''Twilight Zone'' episode “A Kind of a Stopwatch” in "Treehouse of Horror XIV." Bart and Milhouse find a stop watch that stops time, make mischief, and break the watch. ''Unlike'' the Twilight Zone episode, they luckily find are able to repair the watch using a Watch Repair book- and guide--and they take ''15 years'' to fix it.
* ''TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Mrs. Robinson is basically a sadistic monster for most of episode "The Wicked". Gumball and Darwin try to expose her for grand theft auto, only for Robinson to drive the car straight through a crowded mall and then frame Gumball. It works... and while Darwin is ranting about how she's one big KarmaHoudini he accidentally sets off a DisasterDominoes that would have killed Robinson five times over if this wasn't a cartoon.
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4th Jun '16 6:10:54 PM kome360
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* ''TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Mrs. Robinson is basically a sadistic monster for most of episode "The Wicked". Gumball and Darwin try to expose her for grand theft auto, only for Robinson to drive the car straight through a crowded mall and then frame Gumball. It works... and while Darwin is ranting about how she's one big KarmaHoudini he accidentally sets off a DisasterDominoes that would have killed Robinson five times over if this wasn't a cartoon.
25th Mar '16 2:45:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Tharg's Future Shocks'' from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' typically ended with such a twist. One of the best, by Creator/AlanMoore, goes like this: A werewolf on a virtually eternal space flight to an off-world colony looking forward to feasting on everybody else on board whenever the spaceship passes a lunar body finding out the hard way that every passenger and crew member on the vessel is also a werewolf and was hoping to do the same thing (and Earth's space command post happy to know that they've finally figured out a way to get rid of all of the planet's werewolves).

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* ''Tharg's Future Shocks'' from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' typically ended with such a twist. One of the best, by Creator/AlanMoore, goes like this: A werewolf on a virtually eternal space flight to an off-world colony looking forward to feasting on everybody else on board whenever the spaceship passes a lunar body finding out the hard way that every passenger and crew member on the vessel [[FlockOfWolves is also a werewolf and was hoping to do the same thing thing]] (and Earth's space command post happy to know that they've finally figured out a way to get rid of all of the planet's werewolves).
25th Mar '16 2:44:54 PM Morgenthaler
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** Later comic series like ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' did these out of nostalgia for the old EC horror lines like ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' and its sister titles, ''The Vault of Horror'', ''The Haunt of Fear'', and ''Shock Suspenstories''.

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** Later comic series like ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' did these out of nostalgia for the old EC horror lines like ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''ComicBook/TalesFromTheCrypt'' and its sister titles, ''The Vault of Horror'', ''The Haunt of Fear'', and ''Shock Suspenstories''.
21st Mar '16 10:33:00 PM boxorak
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** You can get one in [[spoiler:the KillEmAll ending if you choose not to destroy the world. If you do, the Fallen Child kills ''you'', then destroys the world anyway (the former [[DeathIsCheap doesn't stick]]; the latter does). ]]
13th Mar '16 5:49:26 AM yisfidri
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* Creator/HansChristianAndersen's ''The Shadow''. Once [[spoiler:the Shadow has the original man killed]], it dies itself--since, after all, a shadow can't survive without the one who casts it.
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