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20th Apr '17 12:33:18 AM MetaFour
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CueTheRain covers the specific variant where this comes in the form of [[HostileWeather a sudden downpour]]. See also FromBadToWorse, for when things in a series really, truly go to hell. Also see ConsolationBackfire.

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CueTheRain covers the specific variant where this comes in the form of [[HostileWeather a sudden downpour]]. See also FromBadToWorse, for when things in a series really, truly go to hell.hell, and DarkestHour for the actual, no-irony worst moment in the quest. Also see ConsolationBackfire.
20th Mar '17 7:00:37 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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* In ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', Linkara had just finished reviewing ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' (a comic that got him to show [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness genuine]] [[TranquilFury hatred]] instead of his usual ComicalOverreacting), and when he asked how things could get worse, he ended up on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle at the hands of Lord Vyce. While Linkara survived the fight, the next episode showed [[HeroicBSOD how utterly broken he felt from the experience]].
19th Mar '17 11:42:40 AM nombretomado
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* A classic version in ''StarWars IV: ANewHope'' where the heroes are in the trash compactor and Han complains about the situation. Leia retorts that it could be worse, only for all to hear a sound ominous enough for Han to go, "It's worse." Shortly afterward, Luke gets attacked by a dionaga. And then [[TheWallsAreClosingIn the walls start closing in]].

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* A classic version in ''StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars IV: ANewHope'' Film/ANewHope'' where the heroes are in the trash compactor and Han complains about the situation. Leia retorts that it could be worse, only for all to hear a sound ominous enough for Han to go, "It's worse." Shortly afterward, Luke gets attacked by a dionaga. And then [[TheWallsAreClosingIn the walls start closing in]].
13th Feb '17 10:39:35 PM infernape612
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-->'''Homer:''' Don't be upset, Marge. At least it's not raining! (after a pause...nothing happens) [[{{Beat}} See?]]. Told you it could be worse.

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-->'''Homer:''' Don't be upset, Marge. At least it's not raining! (after a pause...nothing happens) [[{{Beat}} See?]]. See?]] Told you it could be worse.
10th Dec '16 6:57:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/SadCypress'': Peter Lord asks HerculePoirot to investigate a case against Elinor Carlisle (the girl he's in love with. Possible double murderess.) "Investigate" is [[LemonySnicket a word which here means]] that he wants Poirot to [[ClearTheirName help acquit her]]. Poirot tells him that he intends to reveal any evidence he finds, even if it makes Elinor's case worse, whereupon Lord informs him that the case against Elinor [[TemptingFate can't possibly get any worse]].

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* ''Literature/SadCypress'': Peter Lord asks HerculePoirot to investigate a case against Elinor Carlisle (the girl he's in love with. Possible double murderess.) "Investigate" is [[LemonySnicket [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents a word which here means]] that he wants Poirot to [[ClearTheirName help acquit her]]. Poirot tells him that he intends to reveal any evidence he finds, even if it makes Elinor's case worse, whereupon Lord informs him that the case against Elinor [[TemptingFate can't possibly get any worse]].
16th Oct '16 2:11:19 PM ANTMuddle
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All kinds of tribulations have been visited upon Character A. Either Character A or his friend, Character B, tries to cheer things up by remarking on how, at least, things can't possibly get any worse. Right on cue, things get worse. In some extreme cases, they'll even say ''how'' things could be worse, right before it actually happens.

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All kinds of tribulations have been visited upon Character A. Either Character A Bob and / or his friend, Character B, party. Alice tries to cheer things him up by remarking on how, at least, things can't possibly get any worse. Right on cue, things get worse.something bad happens in their area. In some extreme cases, they'll even say ''how'' things could be worse, right before it actually happens.
29th Sep '16 12:03:04 PM Sammettik
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* Subverted (or at least lampshaded) in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'':
-->'''Radio''': Things could be worse, you know.\\
'''Lampy''': How?\\
'''Radio''': How what?\\
'''Lampy''': How could they be worse?\\
'''Radio''': They couldn't; I lied.



* Subverted (or at least lampshaded) in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'':
-->'''Radio''': Things could be worse, you know.\\
'''Lampy''': How?\\
'''Radio''': How what?\\
'''Lampy''': How could they be worse?\\
'''Radio''': They couldn't; I lied.
23rd Sep '16 9:48:28 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted (or at least lampshaded) in ''TheBraveLittleToaster'':

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* Subverted (or at least lampshaded) in ''TheBraveLittleToaster'':''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'':
23rd Sep '16 7:52:10 AM VicGeorge2011
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* The Music/{{KISS}} song "Rock Bottom" from ''Music/DressedToKill''.
23rd Jun '16 8:32:31 PM Geoduck
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* The classic example in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'', where Frederick Frankenstein and Igor are digging up a grave, leading to the page-quote above. [[[DramaticThunder A crash of]] [[ThunderEqualsDownpour thunder and]] [[GraveClouds it starts]] [[CueTheRain to pour]]]

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* The classic example in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'', where Frederick Frankenstein and Igor are digging up a grave, grave on a [[GraveClouds gloomy evening]], leading to the page-quote above. [[[DramaticThunder A crash of]] to:
-->'''Frederick:''' What a filthy job!\\
'''Igor:''' Could be worse.\\
'''Frederick:''' ''How?''\\
'''Igor:''' Could be raining.\\
''[[[DramaticThunder Thunderclap]],
[[ThunderEqualsDownpour thunder and]] [[GraveClouds it starts]] followed immediately]] by [[CueTheRain to pour]]]torrential rain]]]''
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