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30th Jan '17 9:03:47 PM PhantomRider
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**Every so often, like once per team or less, there's a MonsterOfTheWeek whose effect on a morphed Ranger is exactly the same as on a hapless civilian. The last Ranger standing had better think fast when dealing with a monster where one hit equals game over!
12th Jan '17 2:01:01 AM Medinoc
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* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'': The final form of the FinalBoss has an attack that's not only a OneHitKill, it [[AlwaysAccurateAttack cannot be avoided]], [[UnblockableAttack blocked]], and [[LastChanceHitPoint Death's Door]] cannot protect from it. ''When'' it hits, that character's dead. The only saving grace is that he uses it exactly twice in the fight (once at 2/3 hp, and again at 1/3 hp), and you get to ''[[SadisticChoice choose which character dies to it]]''.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'': The final form of the FinalBoss has an attack that's not only a OneHitKill, it [[AlwaysAccurateAttack cannot be avoided]], [[UnblockableAttack blocked]], and [[LastChanceHitPoint Death's Door]] cannot protect from it. ''When'' it hits, that character's dead. The only saving grace is that he uses it exactly twice in the fight (once at 2/3 hp, and again at 1/3 hp), and you get to ''[[SadisticChoice choose which character dies to it]]''. The only possible counter would be to inflict enough damage in a single attack to get the boss from "above the threshold" to "dead". [[spoiler:It's been done, but even then it relied on the RNG with only a 1/4 chance of success.]]
12th Jan '17 1:55:18 AM Medinoc
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** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has since jumped on the "unorthodox saves" bandwagon with Fifth edition Blood Angels and Necron codexes.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has since jumped on the "unorthodox saves" bandwagon (see below) with Fifth edition Blood Angels and Necron codexes.
11th Jan '17 12:32:28 PM Zoriax91
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** Notable mention goes to Enigma, the Stand of Part 4 villain Terunosuke. He can attack people only if they act on the [[CharacterTic "tell" they display after a scare]], and only if Terunosuke is already 100% sure that's the correct "tell". However, if the condition is fulfilled, Enigma's attack [[AlwaysAccurateAttack cannot be evaded]], [[UnblockableAttack blocked]], or [[PowerNullifier affected by Stand powers]].
8th Jan '17 7:07:34 AM ironcommando
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** The Jester takes it even further. If he is lynched, he will haunt a person and cause them to commit suicide that night, and none of the above immunities, not even being sent to jail, will save his target.

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** The Jester takes it even further. If he is lynched, he will haunt a person and cause them to commit suicide that night, and none of the above immunities, not even being sent to jail, will save his target. It ''is'' possible for his target to survive if they're transported by the Transporter, in which case the person they're switched with dies instead.
31st Dec '16 2:41:54 PM DarkHunter
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* ''BoardGame/ElderSign'': The goal of the game is to gather enough Elder Signs to prevent the EldritchAbomination of the day from waking up. Given that the Abominations in question are Elder or Outer Gods of the ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'', one of them waking up is usually a game over. However, it is ''possible'', though difficult, for the players to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat an awakened Abomination]] in a last-ditch fight. Unless the Abomination is Azathoth. If he awakens, it's an instant game over. Absolutely nothing can be done.
25th Nov '16 11:30:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also, when Rei gets hit with one of Raoh's techniques. Normally it causes excruciating pain for three days followed by a gory death. But Rei's a super-{{Badass}} secondary character. Surely he has PlotArmor? [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Nope]].

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** Also, when Rei gets hit with one of Raoh's techniques. Normally it causes excruciating pain for three days followed by a gory death. But Rei's a super-{{Badass}} super-badass secondary character. Surely he has PlotArmor? [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Nope]].
30th Oct '16 10:21:27 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{GURPS}}'' 4e the radiation rules are almost a parody of this. A very large dose of rads still lets you roll to resist but all the results, including a critical success, are death. Success only means you die ''more slowly''.

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* In ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 4e the radiation rules are almost a parody of this. A very large dose of rads still lets you roll to resist but all the results, including a critical success, are death. Success only means you die ''more slowly''.
24th Sep '16 11:25:51 PM Zikiel
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* ''{{WebOriginal/Worm}}'', as a part of the setting's take on mental powers (no 'classic' psychics/telepaths), MindControl powers don't have saving throws because they have a physical basis. The main character telepathically controls all bugs within range automatically with no mental effort. Regent's PeoplePuppets power works by hijacking the victim's nervous system- once he has control, it can't be fought because how do you fight your own nervous system? [[CharmPerson Cherish's]] power modifies the chemicals and neurotransmitters in the brain to let her manipulate emotions, even to the extent of PsychicAssistedSuicide. The counters we see to Master effects all involve not getting hit in the first place- Valefor's HypnoticEyes are countered by blinding him, Regent can't affect non-human nervous systems, Canary's CompellingVoice doesn't work on someone who can't hear her, etc.
21st Sep '16 2:54:07 PM Prometheus117
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* Once your name is written in the ''Manga/DeathNote'', you're going to die. The only reason a Death Note would fail to kill someone is if that person's name had already been written down in ''another'' Death Note: no matter what, the victim's death by magical killer notebook is assured. While there are a couple of exceptions in the Death Note's rules, the situations they occur in are so unlikely as to be practically impossible[[note]]For example, someone over 124 years old is immune to the Death Note...but no human has ever been verified as having lived longer than 122 years anyway, and that's somewhere around the biological limit of human age.[[/note]] and never come up in the story.

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* Once your full name is written in the ''Manga/DeathNote'', you're going to die. The only reason a Death Note would fail to kill someone whose full name has been written is if that person's name had already been written down in ''another'' Death Note: no matter what, the victim's death by magical killer notebook is assured. While there are a couple of exceptions in the Death Note's rules, the situations they occur in are so unlikely as to be practically impossible[[note]]For example, someone over 124 years old is immune to the Death Note...but no human has ever been verified as having lived longer than 122 years anyway, and that's somewhere around the biological limit of human age.[[/note]] and never come up in the story.
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