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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.
30th Jun '16 12:43:09 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* This is the entire premise of the ''Film/FinalDestination'' film series. When Death claims someone, it usually picks a pretty convoluted and sadistic way to do so, and it doesn't give a single damn about things like the laws of physics, mechanics or others. The worst offender comes from one of the novels: Going in for some liposuction, one of the women fated to die, along with the doctors and nurses on call, gets knocked out. When she awakens hours later, she finds [[YouFailBiologyForever that the machine is still on and had sucked out all her internal organs]].
** The most 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. [[UpToEleven And then her house explodes]]. Death ''really'' wasn't taking any chances with this one.

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* This is the entire premise of the ''Film/FinalDestination'' film series. When Death claims someone, it usually picks a pretty convoluted and sadistic way to do so, and it doesn't give a single damn about things like the laws of physics, mechanics or others. The worst offender comes from others.
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one of the novels: Going in for some liposuction, one of the women fated to die, along with the doctors and nurses on call, gets knocked out. When she awakens hours later, she finds [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology that the machine is still on and had sucked out all her internal organs]].
** The most 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. [[UpToEleven And then [[TheresNotKillLikeOverkill Then her house explodes]]. Death ''really'' wasn't taking any chances with this one.



** Slightly averted in the Pilot episode. '''Gravelings''' set the majority of events in action in the entire series. However, in the bank scene when Mason takes George along to get some hands-on experience, the only event in that entire scene (if memory serves me correct) that the Graveling had anything to do with was dropping the [[spoiler:banana peel]]. The rest of the events were caused by gunshots, adultery, and a ridiculous, poorly thought out bank robbery.

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** Slightly averted Averted in the Pilot episode. '''Gravelings''' set the majority of events in action in the entire series. However, in the bank scene when Mason takes George along to get some hands-on experience, the only event in that entire scene (if memory serves me correct) that (that the Graveling had anything to do with was dropping the [[spoiler:banana peel]]. The rest of the events were caused by gunshots, adultery, and a ridiculous, poorly thought out bank robbery.
23rd May '16 1:03:48 PM Godzillafan93
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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.
20th May '16 5:52:44 PM StClair
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* In a reversal of ''The X-Files'' example, ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s "Bad Day At Black Rock" features an ArtifactOfDoom lucky rabbit's foot that grants its owner ''phenomenal'' luck... until they lose it(and "EVERYONE LOSES IT!"), at which point they suffer more and more until they eventually meet their demise with this trope.

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* In a reversal of ''The X-Files'' example, ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s "Bad Day At Black Rock" features an ArtifactOfDoom lucky rabbit's foot that grants its owner ''phenomenal'' luck... until they lose it(and it (and "EVERYONE LOSES IT!"), at which point they suffer more and more until they eventually meet their demise with this trope.
20th May '16 5:49:36 PM StClair
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When this is an InvokedTrope, see RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts.

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A SubTrope of YouCantFightFate. When this is an InvokedTrope, see RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts.
10th May '16 8:28:50 AM valozzy
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*** The ceiling fan that could deliver a deadly blow was purposed built do be as dangerous as possible. It used sharpened steel blades and a lawnmower engine.
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