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1st May '16 10:32:29 AM Blazer
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* The ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis Aftermath: Run!'' mini-seriesis this trope's race to catch The Human Flame. After being pegged as the man who photographed the Martian Manhunter's final moments, he suddenly finds himself the most wanted man ever and he decides he's not going to be pushed around anymore. He gains what he feels is ultimate power, only to for karma to finally catch up, leading to Firestorm, Red Tornado and John Stewart to haul him away in a prison in space, unable to move or use his powers. John even calls this karma.
24th Apr '16 12:30:55 PM RighteousFury
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** Ever since [[Franchise/GrandTheftAuto Claude Speed]] had prevented SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from winning the WWE Championship from [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]], Joker had gone out of his way to make Claude's life miserable, mostly by attacking Claude's friends and associates in Xtreme Championship Wrestling in an attempt to break him. In their Gas Chamber match at ''P&G'', not only does Claude defeat Joker, but reveals that [[spoiler:he replaced the people setting up the Gas Chamber with ''GTA'' guys, who, in turn, replaced the laughing gas with liquid nitrogen, resulting in the Joker being [[TakenForGranite frozen alive]]]].

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** Ever since [[Franchise/GrandTheftAuto Claude Speed]] had prevented SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from winning the WWE Championship from [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]], Joker had gone out of his way to make Claude's life miserable, mostly by attacking Claude's friends and associates in Xtreme Championship Wrestling in an attempt to break him. In their Gas Chamber match at ''P&G'', not only does Claude defeat Joker, but reveals that [[spoiler:he replaced the people setting up the Gas Chamber with ''GTA'' guys, who, in turn, replaced the laughing gas with liquid nitrogen, resulting in the Joker being [[TakenForGranite [[HumanPopsicle frozen alive]]]].
15th Apr '16 1:20:46 PM LordGro
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** Depending on your point of view, any character that has a status of ButtMonkey temporary in the show (like Stewie) can be seen as Laser-Guided Karma.
14th Apr '16 6:39:58 PM DoctorCooper
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14th Apr '16 6:39:54 PM DoctorCooper
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** A possible case of LaserGuidedKarma existed in the first part of the film adaptation of The Deathly Hallows, where, after Harry Potter managed to deactivate Umbridges' patronus keeping a hive of Dementors at bay, she and the court were engulfed by them.

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** A possible case of LaserGuidedKarma Laser-Guided Karma existed in the first part of the film adaptation of The Deathly Hallows, where, after Harry Potter managed to deactivate Umbridges' patronus keeping a hive of Dementors at bay, she and the court were engulfed by them.



*** Jason's betrayal was a case of LaserGuidedKarma for Medea, who betrayed her father, murderer her brother and later tricked the daughters of Jason's uncle into murdering their father.

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*** Jason's betrayal was a case of LaserGuidedKarma Laser-Guided Karma for Medea, who betrayed her father, murderer her brother and later tricked the daughters of Jason's uncle into murdering their father.



** The mission that follows ''this'' lets the player get their turn at inflicting some LaserGuidedKarma, thus subverting HeadsIWinTailsYouLose.

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** The mission that follows ''this'' lets the player get their turn at inflicting some LaserGuidedKarma, Laser-Guided Karma, thus subverting HeadsIWinTailsYouLose.



** Depending on your point of view, any character that has a status of ButtMonkey temporary in the show (like Stewie) can be seen as LaserGuidedKarma.

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** Depending on your point of view, any character that has a status of ButtMonkey temporary in the show (like Stewie) can be seen as LaserGuidedKarma.Laser-Guided Karma.
11th Apr '16 4:04:06 PM lloyd22
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** Eddy alone is often the victim of this when he becomes an insufferable {{Jerkass}}, such as in the episode "Brother, Can You Spare an Ed?" when he made Ed spend Sarah's money she gave him to buy her and Jimmy fudge for jawbreakers instead, used his friends as toys for his scam to pay Sarah back, and tried to keep the money he was supposed to give to Sarah. He gets his just deserts in the end when he earns the same treatment he gave his friends in the episode.

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** Eddy alone is often the victim of this when he becomes an insufferable {{Jerkass}}, such as in the episode "Brother, Can You Spare an Ed?" when he made Ed spend Sarah's money she gave him to buy her and Jimmy fudge for jawbreakers instead, used his friends as toys for his scam to pay Sarah back, and tried to keep the money he was supposed to give to Sarah. He gets his just deserts desserts in the end when he earns the same treatment he gave his friends in the episode.
5th Apr '16 8:47:12 PM rehberre
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* The PlayerCharacter in VideoGame/BaldursGateII has an opportunity to deliver a sweet dose of this to some drow. S/he is infiltrating the Underdark with his/her party, on a mission to recover a good dragon's eggs from [[EvilMatriarch Matron Mother Ardulace]]. Meanwhile, her [[DragonWithAnAgenda daughter Phaere]] is trying to usurp her mother's position, and hopes to use you and the eggs to accomplish this. You could choose to betray the mother to the daughter or vice versa -- morality-wise, it makes little difference, since both of them are nasty pieces of work. However, with the right choices, you can arrange things so that both of them get their [[AssholeVictim comeuppance]] at the hands of a demon they tried to summon.

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* The PlayerCharacter in VideoGame/BaldursGateII ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' has an opportunity to deliver a sweet dose of this to some drow. S/he is infiltrating the Underdark with his/her party, on a mission to recover a good dragon's eggs from [[EvilMatriarch Matron Mother Ardulace]]. Meanwhile, her [[DragonWithAnAgenda daughter Phaere]] is trying to usurp her mother's position, and hopes to use you and the eggs to accomplish this. You could choose to betray the mother to the daughter or vice versa -- morality-wise, it makes little difference, since both of them are nasty pieces of work. However, with the right choices, you can arrange things so that both of them get their [[AssholeVictim comeuppance]] at the hands of a demon they tried to summon.
5th Apr '16 8:44:43 PM rehberre
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* The PlayerCharacter in VideoGame/BaldursGateII has an opportunity to deliver a sweet dose of this to some drow. S/he is infiltrating the Underdark with his/her party, on a mission to recover a good dragon's eggs from [[EvilMatriarch Matron Mother Ardulace]]. Meanwhile, her [[DragonWithAnAgenda daughter Phaere]] is trying to usurp her mother's position, and hopes to use you and the eggs to accomplish this. You could choose to betray the mother to the daughter or vice versa -- morality-wise, it makes little difference, since both of them are nasty pieces of work. However, with the right choices, you can arrange things so that both of them get their [[AssholeVictim comeuppance]] at the hands of a demon they tried to summon.
5th Apr '16 7:34:17 AM Argon2
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* The ''VideoGame/PhoenixWright'' series, being an exploration of legal justice, has several examples of this trope.
** The fact that Iris [[AccompliceByInaction looked the other way]] the ''first'' time her sister, Dahlia committed murder makes it all the harder for her to come forward when Dahlia tries to kill again...and this time, her victim is a person Iris actually personally cares about. To add insult to injury, Iris is a shrine maiden, and can actually recognize and understand her karma. (That's why she peacefully accepts imprisonment at the end of the game.)
-->'''Iris:''' I've committed some sins. Sins that I need to pay for.
** Another example is when Iris lied to Phoenix about her identity for a full ''8 months'', and consequently broke off ties with him because she couldn't bear to admit her guilt. Some time later, Iris is framed ([[ItMakesSenseInContext by herself]]) so expertly that only one lawyer is willing to defend her in court...Phoenix. Even Edgeworth, a total stranger, only helps Iris on the condition that she be honest with Phoenix.



* ''Webcomic/ALoonaticsTale'': Not a villainous example, but certainly notable: Dr. Chester is mean to everyone, and the degree to which he is mean is in inverse proportion to how much they need someone to be nice to them (so to his bosses, he's merely surly, but to Dr. Qubert or his own patients, he's actively derisive and hostile). As a result nothing ever goes his way-machines won't work, his bosses wonder why they hired his useless butt, and his coworkers have nothing nice to say either to or about him.

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* ''Webcomic/ALoonaticsTale'': Not a villainous example, but certainly notable: Dr. Chester is mean to everyone, and the degree to which he is mean is in inverse proportion to how much they need someone to be nice to them (so to his bosses, he's merely surly, but to Dr. Qubert or his own patients, he's actively derisive and hostile). As a result nothing ever goes his way-machines way- machines won't work, his bosses wonder why they hired his useless butt, and his coworkers have nothing nice to say either to or about him.
4th Apr '16 12:30:04 PM neosuduno
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' Sans weaponizes this against you in the Genocide Route, [[ThatOneBoss along with breaking practically every rule in the battle system.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' Sans weaponizes this against you in the Genocide Route, [[ThatOneBoss along with breaking practically every rule in the battle system.]]
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