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22nd Dec '17 8:06:54 AM teeveetropes
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*TheOtherWiki has a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths list of unusual deaths]].
11th Dec '17 7:00:14 AM Kalaong
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## Ultimately, they realize that asshole -- battered but stable -- sat down by the swimming pool, whereupon his lawn chair collapsed and dumped him in, and he drowned.
*** At this point, the Series/{{CSI}}s have ''five'' possible causes of death ranging from drowning to poisoning, the coroner was unable to determine who actually killed him, so they throw up their hands and CallItKarma; "the lawn chair did it." EverybodyDidIt -- or at least ''tried'' -- and a good DA ''might'' be able to charge all involved with separate accounts of attempted murder, but any attorney worth his salt would simply describe the entire series of events to a jury, who would probably be [[RuleOfFunny laughing too hard to convict]]. Jim Brass' expression after he's gotten the third consecutive person to confess - only to find out that's not what killed him - is one of the funniest moments in the show.

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## Ultimately, they realize that asshole the AssholeVictim -- battered but stable -- sat down by the swimming pool, whereupon his lawn chair collapsed and dumped him in, and he drowned.
drowned. "The lawn chair did it."
*** At this point, the Series/{{CSI}}s have ''five'' possible causes of death ranging from drowning to poisoning, the coroner was unable to determine who actually killed him, so they throw up their hands and CallItKarma; "the lawn chair did it." CallItKarma. EverybodyDidIt -- or at least ''tried'' -- and a good DA ''might'' be able to charge all involved with separate accounts of attempted murder, but any attorney worth his salt would simply describe the entire series of events to a jury, who would probably be [[RuleOfFunny laughing too hard to convict]]. Jim Brass' expression after he's gotten the third consecutive person to confess - only to find out that's not what killed him - is one of the funniest moments in the show.
11th Dec '17 6:58:19 AM Kalaong
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** Another one went something along the lines of: a big abusive drunk/drug addict boxer was poisoned by someone he was having an affair with, using his shellfish allergy. As he was stumbling about with his throat closing up, he encountered a slightly slow individual he'd beaten up on several occasions, who for some reason had a crossbow shot at him, thinking he was some kind of demon. The arrow passed ''through his trachea'', giving him a makeshift tracheotomy, which allowed him to breathe again. Instead of going to the hospital, he went and found his allergy medication, and fixed that issue. He then went to sit down by the swimming pool, whereupon his lawn chair collapsed and dumped him in, and he drowned. The Series/{{CSI}}s despair of the case ever coming to anything against the original poisoner, since "the lawn chair did it." He was also hit on the head with a crowbar and injected with snake venom. In fact, the snake venom was what started the entire chain of events, while the crowbar was the last thing to happen before he went to the swimming pool (and ironically, the two were done by the same person, the crowbar in self-defense after he came looking for her because of the snake venom). The lack of a potential conviction came from the fact that, with five possible causes of death ranging from drowning to poisoning, the coroner was unable to determine who actually killed him. This would not likely have worked out quite like that in real life, because they would simply have charged all involved with separate accounts of attempted murder. However, [[RuleOfFunny it was funnier that way]], and Jim Brass' expression after he's gotten the third consecutive person to confess - only to find out that's not what killed him - is one of the funniest moments in the show.

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** Another one ''Ending Happy'' (7x21) went something along the lines of: a big abusive drunk/drug addict boxer was found dead in a swimming pool, and as the evidence piles up -- along with a [[TheDogBitesBack half-dozen nice people pushed to the edge]] -- it becomes a ludicrous case of WhoMurderedTheAsshole
## He was seen breaking down a woman's door, who smacked him in the head with a crowbar. He then stumbled off, and it's likely he just fell in the pool and drowned. But...
## Blood work confirmed anaphylactic shock; he was
poisoned by someone he was having an affair with, using his shellfish allergy. As allergy -- for bonus points, the jerk's ''wife'' fed the other woman a big meal of shellfish, so ''she'' would introduce the tropomyosins to his system through his ''urethra'' during a '''[[DeathBySex blow-job]].'''
## There's also a little hole in his throat; turns out, as
he was stumbling about with his throat closing up, he encountered a slightly slow individual he'd beaten up on several occasions, occasions -- who for some reason had a crossbow -- shot at him, thinking he was some kind of demon. The But that didn't kill him; the arrow passed ''through his trachea'', trachea but not any major arteries'', giving him a makeshift tracheotomy, which allowed him to breathe again. Instead Also, instead of going to the hospital, he went and found his allergy medication, and fixed that issue. He then went issue.
## The blood work also confirmed the presence of ''snake venom'' and a "bite" -- that turned out
to sit be needle marks. However, the timeline shows he ''survived'' that. Also; the venom was injected by the boyfriend of the woman who hit him with the crowbar -- and he thought ''she'' injected him.
## Ultimately, they realize that asshole -- battered but stable -- sat
down by the swimming pool, whereupon his lawn chair collapsed and dumped him in, and he drowned. The drowned.
*** At this point, the
Series/{{CSI}}s despair of the case ever coming to anything against the original poisoner, since "the lawn chair did it." He was also hit on the head with a crowbar and injected with snake venom. In fact, the snake venom was what started the entire chain of events, while the crowbar was the last thing to happen before he went to the swimming pool (and ironically, the two were done by the same person, the crowbar in self-defense after he came looking for her because of the snake venom). The lack of a potential conviction came from the fact that, with five have ''five'' possible causes of death ranging from drowning to poisoning, the coroner was unable to determine who actually killed him. This would not likely have worked out quite like that in real life, because him, so they would simply have charged throw up their hands and CallItKarma; "the lawn chair did it." EverybodyDidIt -- or at least ''tried'' -- and a good DA ''might'' be able to charge all involved with separate accounts of attempted murder. However, murder, but any attorney worth his salt would simply describe the entire series of events to a jury, who would probably be [[RuleOfFunny it was funnier that way]], and laughing too hard to convict]]. Jim Brass' expression after he's gotten the third consecutive person to confess - only to find out that's not what killed him - is one of the funniest moments in the show.
2nd Sep '17 10:59:55 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Alphas}}'' had a character who killed similarly. He was killing because he was paranoid - he [[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat thought everyone could do that]] and that every single bad thing in his life was caused by someone setting it up to happen to him.

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* ''{{Alphas}}'' ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' had a character who killed similarly. He was killing because he was paranoid - he [[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat thought everyone could do that]] and that every single bad thing in his life was caused by someone setting it up to happen to him.
26th Feb '17 5:32:32 PM justthereforthecode
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* This is a side effect of the Feng-Shui assassination technique used by minor antagonist Kenzo from part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. He's able to read the Feng-Shui of an area to position himself in 'lucky' spots to avoid damage while pushing his opponents into 'unlucky' spots. Once in these unlucky spots, his opponents are usually hit by stray projectiles, or placed in other deadly situations, all of which happen by mere coincidence and the target's bad luck.
8th Aug '16 2:32:28 PM Luigifan
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A Necro Non Sequitur puts a character on a one-way track at full speed, destination 6 feet under, [[{{Railroading}} on the "What the hell was that?" express]]. Characters who die by this trope meet their demise in the form of a cosmic RubeGoldbergDevice of coincidences, with [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts everything lining up just so]] to ensure that the sheer impossibility of how they were killed [[DisasterDominoes works like clockwork]]. Sometimes it's long and tedious, sometimes it's quick and convenient, but no matter what, it cannot make any sense whatsoever when one looks at it close enough.

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A Necro Non Sequitur puts a character on a one-way track at full speed, destination 6 feet under, [[{{Railroading}} on the "What the hell was that?" express]]. Characters who die by this trope meet their demise in the form of a cosmic RubeGoldbergDevice of coincidences, with [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts everything lining up just so]] to ensure that the sheer impossibility of how they were killed [[DisasterDominoes works like clockwork]]. Sometimes it's [[RasputinianDeath long and tedious, tedious]], sometimes it's [[DroppedABridgeOnHim quick and convenient, convenient]], but no matter what, it cannot make any sense whatsoever when one looks at it close enough.



A SubTrope of YouCantFightFate. When this is an InvokedTrope, see RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts.

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A SubTrope of YouCantFightFate. When this is an InvokedTrope, see RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts.
RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts. Compare DiceRollDeath.



** The Calamity seems to like stairs. It strangles(!) another girl to death on a different set...and it's not pretty.

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** The Calamity seems to like stairs. It strangles(!) another girl to death on a different set... and it's not pretty.
7th Aug '16 12:47:04 PM nombretomado
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* In TheDCU, supervillain Major Disaster sells his soul to the demon Neron in exchange for the power to be able to create this kind of chain of events.

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* In TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, supervillain Major Disaster sells his soul to the demon Neron in exchange for the power to be able to create this kind of chain of events.
22nd Jul '16 8:25:54 PM valozzy
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** A very convoluted death was that of the teacher from the first film, who pours out her coffee because it is too hot, pours cold vodka into the cup instead which creates a crack in the cup due to the rapid change in temperature, causing a leak which short-circuits her computer monitor causing the screen to explode in her face sending glass into her neck, starting a fire, then stumbling into the kitchen WHILE THE FIRE STILL BURNS THE HOUSE, tripping and falling onto the floor, pulling down a towel to hold against her neck without realizing it was on top of a knife rack, causing a knife to fall directly into her chest, and still surviving until the main character reaches her house, when an explosion from the fire knocks over a chair, which lands on the knife and pushes it further into her chest, finally killing her. [[TheresNotKillLikeOverkill Then her house explodes]]. Death ''really'' wasn't taking any chances with this one.

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** A very convoluted death was that of the teacher from the first film, who pours out her coffee because it is too hot, pours cold vodka into the cup instead which creates a crack in the cup due to the rapid change in temperature, causing a leak which short-circuits her computer monitor causing the screen to explode in her face sending glass into her neck, starting a fire, then stumbling into the kitchen WHILE THE FIRE STILL BURNS THE HOUSE, tripping and falling onto the floor, pulling down a towel to hold against her neck without realizing it was on top of a knife rack, causing a knife to fall directly into her chest, and still surviving until the main character reaches her house, when an explosion from the fire knocks over a chair, which lands on the knife and pushes it further into her chest, finally killing her. [[TheresNotKillLikeOverkill [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill Then her house explodes]]. Death ''really'' wasn't taking any chances with this one.
14th Jul '16 10:18:35 AM Omeganian
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov uses it in one of his ''Azazel'' short stories. George's friend is offered an important position with one catch - the first person to hold it died after thirty two years, the second after sixteen, the third after eight... in short, should he accept it, he'll die a year later. So, George summons the titular demon, who takes care that nothing on Earth can harm the friend. Alas, as with Fritz Leiber's example above, a [[NoManOfWomanBorn meteorite]] through the heart remains a viable option.
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