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24th Apr '17 10:20:43 AM Siempie
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** Following SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS's advice about [[spoiler:completing the final test chamber will make her seal said chamber and flood it with neurotoxins.]]

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** Following SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS's advice about [[spoiler:completing [[spoiler: completing the final test chamber will make her seal said chamber and flood it with neurotoxins.]][[DeadlyGas neurotoxin]].]]
** Listening to [[spoiler: Wheatley]] and jumping into [[spoiler: the pit from the start of ''The Part Were He Kills You'' earns you an achievement and kills you instantly]].
22nd Apr '17 10:51:14 AM Malady
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** You may also receive [[spoiler: a blade which is specifically designed to kill you, and only you - "It looks like it couldn't cut butter."]] This comes in handy during the endgame...

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** You may also receive [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a blade which is specifically designed to kill you, and only you - "It looks like it couldn't cut butter."]] This comes in handy during the endgame...



* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' also subverts this trope in that willingly taking mortal damage can prove beneficial:
** A woman who wants to know what murdering another person feels like offers The Nameless One a thousand coins to allow her to stab him in the heart.
-->'''Jolmi''': "Somewhat disappointing, I must admit. Ah, well... coin well-spent, nonetheless. Farewell."
** The Nameless One can talk someone out of committing suicide by snapping his own neck, coming back to life, and telling the unsure person what's on the other side.
** The Nameless One can also humiliate an evangelist talking about the wonders the afterlife holds by challenging him to die -- he'll agree if you die first. After snapping your own neck and coming back to life, you can ask him to hold up his end of the bargain, which he'll backpedal on. You can then draw a dagger and stop just short of killing him, causing him to ''audibly'' soil himself.

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* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' ** It also subverts this trope in that willingly taking mortal damage can prove beneficial:
** *** A woman who wants to know what murdering another person feels like offers The Nameless One a thousand coins to allow her to stab him in the heart.
-->'''Jolmi''': ---->'''Jolmi''': "Somewhat disappointing, I must admit. Ah, well... coin well-spent, nonetheless. Farewell."
** *** The Nameless One can talk someone out of committing suicide by snapping his own neck, coming back to life, and telling the unsure person what's on the other side.
** *** The Nameless One can also humiliate an evangelist talking about the wonders the afterlife holds by challenging him to die -- he'll agree if you die first. After snapping your own neck and coming back to life, you can ask him to hold up his end of the bargain, which he'll backpedal on. You can then draw a dagger and stop just short of killing him, causing him to ''audibly'' soil himself.



* ''The Omega Stone'' lets you "use" an electric fence, press the big red button on what turns out to be an explosive device, and so on.
** This follows the precedent of the preceding ''Riddle of the Sphinx'', in which you could die by choosing the wrong one of six pairs of slabs, trying to pass an uncharmed cobra, etc.

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* ''The Omega Stone'' ''VideoGame/TheOmegaStone'' lets you "use" an electric fence, press the big red button on what turns out to be an explosive device, and so on.
** This follows the precedent of the preceding ''Riddle of the Sphinx'', ''VideoGame/RiddleOfTheSphinx'', in which you could die by choosing the wrong one of six pairs of slabs, trying to pass an uncharmed cobra, etc.



-->'''Narrator:''' ...Well, that's one way to go out with a bang. So much for your dreams and aspirations.

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-->'''Narrator:''' ...--->'''Narrator:''' ...Well, that's one way to go out with a bang. So much for your dreams and aspirations.



** The escape pod in ''Space Quest'' has a big red button marked "Do Not Press". If you press it, the pod is sent through a dimension warp into ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIQuestForTheCrown'' (or ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfTheLongbow'' in the remake), where you either drown in the moat or die in a fiery crash.
* In ''Space Quest IV'', you have the option near the beginning to pick up a piece of "unstable ordinance". If you do, it later explodes and kills you. Picking up the unstable ordinance gives you points, putting it back costs you some, but it is still a net gain. [[LastLousyPoint It serves no other purpose]], [[GuideDangIt GUIDE DANG IT!]] Also, if you pick it up after exiting the sewers, you immediately get killed by the [[DropInNemesis security droid]].
** ''Space Quest IV'' also featured a software store where you could pick up items and take them to the counter - or try and leave the store. The first three times you try to leave, you'll be told to pay the clerk or you'll be sorry - the fourth time you try and walk out of the store you get [[IzchaksWrath blasted by the anti-shoplifting system]].
** Banging on the change machine in the arcade is not a good idea, though at least the change machine gives you the warning "Banging on the Change Machine will only activate its self-defense mechanism."
---> [[HaveANiceDeath "We warned you not to break into the Change Machine, but did you listen?"]]
** Near the end of the gane, you have the option of deleting the [=SQ4=] application from the Supercomputer, which [[NoFourthWall causes the game to quit]].
** The "Taste" command in [=SQIV=] has no useful function for the entire game, except for the narrator's humorous reactions to you licking everything in sight. There's also at least one place where using it has mortal results (What did you expect when you try to [[TooDumbToLive lick a force field generator]]?)

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** ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest I|TheSarienEncounter}}'' The escape pod in ''Space Quest'' has a big red button marked "Do Not Press". If you press it, the pod is sent through a dimension warp into ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIQuestForTheCrown'' (or ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfTheLongbow'' in the remake), where you either drown in the moat or die in a fiery crash.
* In ''Space ** ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest IV'', you IV|RogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers}}'':
*** You
have the option near the beginning to pick up a piece of "unstable ordinance". If you do, it later explodes and kills you. Picking up the unstable ordinance gives you points, putting it back costs you some, but it is still a net gain. [[LastLousyPoint It serves no other purpose]], [[GuideDangIt GUIDE DANG IT!]] Also, if you pick it up after exiting the sewers, you immediately get killed by the [[DropInNemesis security droid]].
** ''Space Quest IV'' *** There's also featured a software store where you could pick up items and take them to the counter - or try and leave the store. The first three times you try to leave, you'll be told to pay the clerk or you'll be sorry - the fourth time you try and walk out of the store you get [[IzchaksWrath blasted by the anti-shoplifting system]].
** **** Banging on the change machine in the arcade is not a good idea, though at least the change machine gives you the warning "Banging on the Change Machine will only activate its self-defense mechanism."
---> -----> [[HaveANiceDeath "We warned you not to break into the Change Machine, but did you listen?"]]
** *** Near the end of the gane, game, you have the option of deleting the [=SQ4=] application from the Supercomputer, which [[NoFourthWall causes the game to quit]].
** *** The "Taste" command in [=SQIV=] has no useful function for the entire game, except for the narrator's humorous reactions to you licking everything in sight. There's also at least one place where using it has mortal results (What did you expect when you try to [[TooDumbToLive lick a force field generator]]?)



* ''TheBindingOfIsaac'' has several examples.

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* ''TheBindingOfIsaac'' ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' has several examples. examples:



** Donating [[YetAnotherStupidDeath all your health]] [[EpicFail to the Blood Donation machines.]]

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** Donating [[YetAnotherStupidDeath all your health]] [[EpicFail to the Blood Donation machines.]]machines]].



* Aaah, ''VideoGame/{{Nethack}}''.

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* Aaah, ''VideoGame/{{Nethack}}''.''VideoGame/{{Nethack}}'':



* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'':
11th Apr '17 6:01:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Shinobi}}'' games feature a self-destruct ninjitsu, which kills or greatly damages everything on the screen and reduces a life from your total stock, while also giving you another use for a ninjitsu. There's nothing to stop you from using it while on your very last life.

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* ''{{Shinobi}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' games feature a self-destruct ninjitsu, which kills or greatly damages everything on the screen and reduces a life from your total stock, while also giving you another use for a ninjitsu. There's nothing to stop you from using it while on your very last life.
10th Apr '17 8:52:54 AM TheDocCC
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** Mana in magic pays for almost anything a player wants to do. In Magic's early days, the mana pool emptied at the end of each phase of a turn as well as before and after combat. Mana is almost always voluntarily generated by a player by using their land, artifacts, and creatures. In early editions, having unspent mana in your pool when it emptied resulted in mana burn, or loss of life.
6th Apr '17 11:30:50 PM thatother1dude
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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' lists game functions as taking up the same memory as upgrade chips ([[PlayerCharacter 2B's]] an android). One of them is her OS chip, which carries the warning that removing it is fatal. [[SchmuckBait guess what happens when you remove it like any other powerup?]] [[spoiler:The game cuts to black, and after a loading screen, the credits fly past in less than two seconds before dumping you back at the main menu. 2B ending up DeaderThanDead by removing her own OS chip is a legitimate ending - albeit not a very satisfying one.]] There are actually many instances of this - a sizable fraction of the game's [[spoiler:twenty-one]] joke endings are gotten by trying blatantly counterintuitive things, only to have the plot react to them by ending abruptly.

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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' A sizable fraction of the ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'''s [[spoiler:twenty-one]] [[NonStandardGameOver joke endings]] are gotten by trying blatantly counterintuitive things, only to have the plot react to them by ending abruptly, [[spoiler:even having the credits shoot by in under two seconds]]. First among them is how the game lists game functions as taking up the same memory as upgrade chips ([[PlayerCharacter 2B's]] an android). One of them is her OS chip, which carries the warning that removing it is fatal. [[SchmuckBait guess Guess what happens when you remove it like any other powerup?]] [[spoiler:The game cuts to black, and after a loading screen, the credits fly past in less than two seconds before dumping you back at the main menu. 2B ending up DeaderThanDead by removing her own OS chip is a legitimate ending - albeit not a very satisfying one.]] There are actually many instances of this - a sizable fraction of the game's [[spoiler:twenty-one]] joke endings are gotten by trying blatantly counterintuitive things, only to have the plot react to them by ending abruptly.powerup?]]
6th Apr '17 7:35:08 PM nombretomado
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* This is inverted in ''PlanescapeTorment'' -- as the point of the game is to more or less figure out ''why'' you're immortal, and find a way ''to'' die.

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* This is inverted in ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' -- as the point of the game is to more or less figure out ''why'' you're immortal, and find a way ''to'' die.



* ''PlanescapeTorment'' also subverts this trope in that willingly taking mortal damage can prove beneficial:

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' also subverts this trope in that willingly taking mortal damage can prove beneficial:
11th Mar '17 3:32:47 AM Kazmahu
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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' lists game functions as taking up the same memory as upgrade chips ([[PlayerCharacter 2B's]] an android). One of them is her OS chip, which carries the warning that removing it is fatal. [[SchmuckBait guess what happens when you remove it like any other powerup?]] [[spoiler:The game cuts to black, and after a loading screen, the credits fly past in less than two seconds before dumping you back at the main menu. 2B ending up DeaderThanDead by removing her own OS chip is a legitimate ending - albeit not a very satisfying one.]]

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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' lists game functions as taking up the same memory as upgrade chips ([[PlayerCharacter 2B's]] an android). One of them is her OS chip, which carries the warning that removing it is fatal. [[SchmuckBait guess what happens when you remove it like any other powerup?]] [[spoiler:The game cuts to black, and after a loading screen, the credits fly past in less than two seconds before dumping you back at the main menu. 2B ending up DeaderThanDead by removing her own OS chip is a legitimate ending - albeit not a very satisfying one.]]]] There are actually many instances of this - a sizable fraction of the game's [[spoiler:twenty-one]] joke endings are gotten by trying blatantly counterintuitive things, only to have the plot react to them by ending abruptly.
10th Mar '17 3:57:50 AM Kazmahu
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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' lists game functions as taking up the same memory as upgrade chips ([[PlayerCharacter 2B's]] an android). One of them is her OS chip, which carries the warning that removing it is fatal. [[SchmuckBait guess what happens when you remove it like any other powerup?]] [[spoiler:The game cuts to black, and after a loading screen, the credits fly past in less than two seconds before dumping you back at the main menu. 2B ending up DeaderThanDead by removing her own OS chip is a legitimate ending - albeit not a very satisfying one.]]
10th Mar '17 1:47:47 AM Arivne
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* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Masters have Command Seals (3 per contract) that force their Servants to do exactly what the Masters say, even if the only possible outcome of said action is losing the Holy Grail War. In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', [[spoiler:Kayneth]] force his Servant [[spoiler:Lancer]] to commit suicide, as part of the deal to let him walk away unmolested[[note]]Unmolested by the other party of the contract, [[LoopholeAbuse but not necessarily from anyone else.]][[/note]] from the war after he's crippled. Later, [[spoiler:Kiritsugu]] forces [[spoiler:Saber to destroy the Holy Grail itself.]]

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* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Masters have Command Seals (3 per contract) that force their Servants to do exactly what the Masters say, even if the only possible outcome of said action is losing the Holy Grail War. In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', [[spoiler:Kayneth]] force forces his Servant [[spoiler:Lancer]] to commit suicide, as part of the deal to let him walk away unmolested[[note]]Unmolested by the other party of the contract, [[LoopholeAbuse but not necessarily from anyone else.]][[/note]] from the war after he's crippled. Later, [[spoiler:Kiritsugu]] forces [[spoiler:Saber to destroy the Holy Grail itself.]]
8th Mar '17 11:50:51 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' you can get a scroll that boosts your acrobatics to insane levels. For three seconds. This means you jump like Supes. And then die once you hit the ground. Oh, and did I mention you get the scroll from the corpse of the guy who was testing it out, crashing -- and dying -- ''right in front of you?''
** Of course, they are called the "scrolls of [[GeniusBonus Icarian Flight]]." (Although this does raise the issue of OrphanedEtymology.)
** Not a perfect example, since it is quite possible to find a use for it - Slowfall, at any power, removes ''all'' falling damage (and synergises well in other respects), a spell of levitate halts the fall in favour of, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin levitation]], and [[SoftWater falling in water]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
** The [[LethalJokeItem Scrolls of]] [[IcarusAllusion Icarian Flight]] are this if used without proper protections. They are scrolls that [[InASingleBound boost your Acrobatics]] to the point where
you can get easily leap across the entire island of Vvardenfell. However, they wear off after only a few seconds, meaning you'll no longer have the power to land safely. (Which is precisely what happened to the scrolls' inventor and previous owner, who you witness ''crashing and dying right in front of you''...) You can avert this, however, by using a Slowfall spell, Levitation spell, or a second scroll before you land, or simply land in [[SoftWater deep enough water]].
** A sidequest in the ''Tribunal'' expansion requires that you kill Gedna Relvel, a lich and notorious DamageSpongeBoss. You can loot the legendary Robe of the Lich from her corpse. It has a nifty enchantment
that boosts your acrobatics to insane levels. For three seconds. This means you jump like Supes. And then die once you hit Magicka by 300 points...but drains your health by ''600''. Equipping it is instant death for all but the ground. Oh, and did I mention you get the scroll beefiest PlayerCharacter, which your [[SquishyWizard typical mage]], who would benefit most from the corpse of the guy who was testing it out, crashing -- and dying -- ''right in front of you?''
** Of course, they are called the "scrolls of [[GeniusBonus Icarian Flight]]." (Although this does raise the issue of OrphanedEtymology.)
** Not a perfect example, since it is quite possible to find a use for it - Slowfall, at any power, removes ''all'' falling damage (and synergises well in other respects), a spell of levitate halts the fall in favour of, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin levitation]], and [[SoftWater falling in water]].
Magicka boost, certainly would not be.
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