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24th Apr '16 7:55:56 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Oil's Well'', landmines float across the screen just like all the powerups, but, unlike everything else in the game, are lethal to your drill bit.
12th Mar '16 4:46:07 AM ChilledXSocks
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'', there is a classic scam of taking a special sort of fish (the ONLY kind you can cook half-way), and having you cook it. You might think that it is completely cooked, but it ''isn't'' (it's cooked ''half-way'', remember?), and eating it damages you for 30-50 HitPoints, maximum 99, ''and'' poisons you to the tune of ''13 HitPoints every ten seconds''. Needless to say, you are screwed if you eat it, especially if you're in the middle of nowhere. On top of that, the ''only'' hint of the fish's harmful effects is the description "This fish looks rather dodgy", but when you're low on health, the last thing on your mind would be to read the descriptions of every item you have. Finally, the fish is one of the few of its kind in-game, so there's no reason to assume it would kill you.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'', the early days of ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' there is a was the classic scam of taking a special sort of fish Karambwan octopus (the ONLY kind fish in the game you can cook half-way), and having you cook it. You might think that it is completely cooked, but it ''isn't'' (it's cooked ''half-way'', remember?), and eating remember?). Eating it damages would damage you for 30-50 HitPoints, maximum 99, ''and'' poisons poison you to the tune of ''13 HitPoints every ten seconds''. Needless to say, you are would be screwed if you eat ate it, especially if you're you were in the middle of nowhere. On top of that, nowhere and didn't have an antipoison. Fortunately, the ''only'' hint of the fish's harmful effects is the description "This fish looks rather dodgy", but damage was dramatically reduced after an update, and it no longer poisons you, ''and'' you get a warning when you're low on health, you try to eat it.
** This also ends up as a subversion, when you realize you can grind
the last thing on poorly cooked octopus into a paste that you can use to make your mind would be to read the descriptions attacks poisonous for a brief period of every item you have. Finally, the fish is one of the few of its kind in-game, so there's no reason to assume it would kill you.time.
7th Mar '16 7:30:43 PM FordPrefect
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*** Similarly, there exists a monster call Ameba that causes 2000 points of damage if you use another card such as Creature Swap to give control of it to your opponent. There also is an equip card called Vengeful Servant that gives any monster equipped with it a similar effect. Even better is Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction, which has 3000 attack and is extremely easy to summon but at the cost of only being able to attack for a few turns making you take 2000 damage per turn after that and making you unable special summon, so a good way to use it is to give control of it to the opponent with another card after the turns it can attack run out, making it play a similar role as Lava golem, but worse. Lava golem's main advantage over this is that you sacrifice your opponent's monsters to summon it instead of your own.

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*** Similarly, there exists a monster call called Ameba that causes 2000 points of damage if you use another card such as Creature Swap to give control of it to your opponent. There also is an equip card called Vengeful Servant that gives any monster equipped with it a similar effect. Even better is Number 30: Acid Golem of Destruction, which has 3000 attack and is extremely easy to summon but at the cost of only being able to attack for a few turns making you take 2000 damage per turn after that and making you unable special summon, so a good way to use it is to give control of it to the opponent with another card after the turns it can attack run out, making it play a similar role as Lava golem, but worse. Lava golem's main advantage over this is that you sacrifice your opponent's monsters to summon it instead of your own.
21st Feb '16 6:33:26 PM Prfnoff
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* In the PlatformHell game ''Syobon Action'', you will die if you touch anything that looks like a ''SuperMarioBros'' powerup (not only the Poison Mushroom). On the one hand, this means you should take care not to hit certain blocks from underneath, because you'll need to jump on them when they don't have a lethal item sitting on them. On the other hand, some of the game's puzzles are solved by feeding these items to enemies.

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* In the PlatformHell game ''Syobon Action'', ''VideoGame/SyobonAction'', you will die if you touch anything that looks like a ''SuperMarioBros'' powerup (not only the Poison Mushroom). On the one hand, this means you should take care not to hit certain blocks (and yes, some of them are {{Invisible Block}}s) from underneath, because you'll need to jump on them when they don't have a lethal item sitting on them. On the other hand, some of the game's puzzles are solved by feeding these items to enemies.
20th Feb '16 6:16:19 PM jameygamer
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** And the stopwatch in Brawl, let your opponents move slowly so you can hit them easier. But there's a chance that ALL players can be slowed...and also, JUST YOU be slowed.

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** And the stopwatch in Brawl, let your opponents move slowly so you can hit them easier. But there's a chance that ALL players can be slowed...and also, JUST YOU be slowed.slowed (one of the Assist Trophies in this game is [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Shadow the Hedgehog]], whose Chaos Control is the same as the stopwatch, but is guaranteed to slow your opponents down and not you)
20th Feb '16 6:13:19 PM jameygamer
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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'''s minibosses tossed one of these when they hit low hp. Since they bounce randomly and cut off your vacuum, they'd prevent good runs if you were unlucky.

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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'''s minibosses tossed one of these when they hit low hp. Since they bounce randomly and cut off your vacuum (touching them shrinks Luigi to about a third of his size and immediately disable the ability to use the vacuum, meaning you WILL lose your grip; plus you lose change and can't open doors), they'd prevent good runs if you were unlucky.unlucky. In addition, these may pop up out of Heart places when you vacuum them instead of actual hearts.
14th Feb '16 1:04:45 AM Dark_Lord_
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* ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai4'' also has Rotten rice balls as a healing item. In this game, they do restore some vitality, but will temporarily make it deplete faster, making your character more vulnerable in battle. Another item fitting this trope is the aptly named Poison Mushroom. Normal mushrooms regenerate your Spring Harvest bar, which allows you to temporarily enter a SuperMode. Poison Mushrooms do regenerate this bar a little bit, but will temporarily halt any further regeneration of this stat. These items do have some use outside battle, as their debuffs only matter in combat, meaning you can freely use them for their regeneration.
7th Feb '16 1:19:15 AM UnobligatoryStunfisk
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*** [[AndThatsTerrible And that's a little bit sad.]]
26th Jan '16 10:04:40 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/RetroCityRampage'', drinking Milky's sour milk will cause the Player to get [[InterfaceScrew drunk]] and lose health. There is also a quack herbalist selling literal mushrooms with various harmful effects.
7th Jan '16 6:34:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceQuest 4'' comes from a long series where nearly every item you found had a plot-important use. Yet in this game, early on, you can find a piece of Unstable Ordinance. If you keep it in your inventory while moving to the next zone, you explode and die. Your only option was to put it back where you got it from... for which you received praise and points for doing something smart.
* In the Super Nintendo version of ''DragonsLair'', you can pick up a Shuriken. Basically, when you throw it, it arcs upward and comes back around to hit anyone it didn't already... Including you. That's right: A weapon that can kill you when you use it. Considering you could be on a moving platform with enemies flying around you, and you can only strike downwards, it's pretty much the worst weapon you could have in a game like this.

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* ''SpaceQuest 4'' ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers'' comes from a long series where nearly every item you found had a plot-important use. Yet in this game, early on, you can find a piece of Unstable Ordinance. If you keep it in your inventory while moving to the next zone, you explode and die. Your only option was to put it back where you got it from... for which you received praise and points for doing something smart.
* In the Super Nintendo version of ''DragonsLair'', ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'', you can pick up a Shuriken. Basically, when you throw it, it arcs upward and comes back around to hit anyone it didn't already... Including you. That's right: A weapon that can kill you when you use it. Considering you could be on a moving platform with enemies flying around you, and you can only strike downwards, it's pretty much the worst weapon you could have in a game like this.
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