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22nd Sep '17 2:51:53 AM Azaram
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* Doc of Webcomic/TheWhiteboard says this after test firing a gatling paintball gun with curved backspin barrels. "[[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1788.html BZZZRRRRRAAAAAAAATT!]]
-->'''Doc''':"This is kind of a 'rocks fall everybody dies' type of weapon, isn't it?"
9th Aug '17 7:06:33 AM Ulysses21
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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' DM Matt Mercer jokingly threatened this by name when the group spent too long making jokes about NPC Captain Santy of the Shore Shanty in Episode 107 - "Does he sell sea shells by the sea shore?" It would have been an impressive end considering they were in the middle of the ocean at the time.
20th Jul '17 12:24:49 AM GasBandit
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* The ending to the original campaign for ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' seems to be a sort of homage to this trope; after you kill the FinalBoss, [[LoadBearingBoss the temple collapses]], killing over half your party ([[spoiler:Casavir, Elanee, Grobnar, the Construct, Bishop, Qara, and ''[[NeverFoundTheBody maybe]]'' Zhjaeve]], for those curious) and causing the PlayerCharacter to disappear, never to be seen again. (In this case, "never" lasted as long as it took the developers to make an expansion pack.) Being a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game, it's exactly the kind of ending a TrollingCreator would design.

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* The ending to the original campaign for ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' seems to be a sort of homage to this trope; after you kill the FinalBoss, [[LoadBearingBoss the temple collapses]], killing over half your party ([[spoiler:Casavir, Elanee, Grobnar, the Construct, Bishop, Qara, and ''[[NeverFoundTheBody maybe]]'' Zhjaeve]], for those curious) curious, though before the expansions it was implied to be a TotalPartyKill) and causing the PlayerCharacter to disappear, never to be seen again. (In this case, "never" lasted as long as it took the developers to make an expansion pack.) Being a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game, it's exactly the kind of ending a TrollingCreator would design.
8th Jul '17 7:58:04 PM Vilui
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* A [[http://www.duke.edu/web/DRAGO/humor/gazebo.html story passed around]] since the 1980's now about a GM who killed a player character because of his player's architectural ignorance: Not knowing what a "gazebo" was, the player decided to ''attack'' it rather than, say, ''ask'' what it was. After numerous attacks with no effect, the player decided to leave, at which point the GM announced, "It's too late. You have awakened the gazebo. It catches you and eats you."
** The story appeared in a mid-1980's ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Mensa}} Mensa Bulletin]]'' newsletter, so it's at least OlderThanTheNES.

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* A [[http://www.duke.edu/web/DRAGO/humor/gazebo.html story passed around]] since the 1980's 1980s now about a GM who killed a player character because of his player's architectural ignorance: Not knowing what a "gazebo" was, the player decided to ''attack'' it rather than, say, ''ask'' what it was. After numerous attacks with no effect, the player decided to leave, at which point the GM announced, "It's too late. You have awakened the gazebo. It catches you and eats you."
** The story appeared in a mid-1980's mid-1980s ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Mensa}} Mensa Bulletin]]'' newsletter, so it's at least OlderThanTheNES.
8th Jul '17 11:14:51 AM DracMonster
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* ''VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero'' is built around this. In each land (level,) a wizard or other boss is casting a spell which will destroy the world. You have thirty seconds to stop them. Fortunately, you have the Goddess of Time who can rewind time for you, but she demands more and more money each time she does this, so you must furiously grind levels and money as efficiently as possible.
19th Jun '17 8:57:27 PM Psychadelico
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* ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'' has for the highest level caster ''job'' the spell F.A.T.A.L., which kills everything on whicheverplanet the game is set... obviously including the caster and his fellow party members. It's also possible to cast this ''by accident'' if you make a bad roll on the [[MagicMisfire spell-fumble]] chart.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'' has for the highest level caster ''job'' the spell F.A.T.A.L., which kills everything on whicheverplanet whichever planet the game is set... obviously including the caster and his fellow party members. It's also possible to cast this ''by accident'' if you make a bad roll on the [[MagicMisfire spell-fumble]] chart. Considering the rest of the game, this is arguably the GoldenEnding.
22nd May '17 9:17:22 AM xcountryguy
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** Every GM who isn't Patty Gauzwieler will pull this at one point or another in the comic. The most infamous is Weird Pete's Temple of Horrendous Doom, an obvious jab at the Tomb of Horrors. [[spoiler: Actually subverted when they play the Temple of Horrendous Doom - everyone dies, yes, but that's just the start of the adventure.]]

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** Every GM who isn't Patty Gauzwieler will pull this at one point or another in the comic. The most infamous is Weird Pete's Temple of Horrendous Doom, an obvious jab at the Tomb of Horrors. [[spoiler: Actually [[spoiler:Actually subverted when they play the Temple of Horrendous Doom - everyone dies, yes, but that's just the start of the adventure.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-ponies-play-d.html Ponies Play D&D]], Spike gets fed up with the group's constant arguing over every decision they come across. When [[TheRealMan Rainbow Dash]] [[LeeroyJenkins attempts to slaughter the archangel NPC]] [[{{Railroading}} about to spell out the party's next objective]], his patience snaps and he traps the party in a cave with a massively overpowered Stone Ogre. [[spoiler: [[NaiveNewcomer Applejack]] unwittingly averts a TotalPartyKill by rolling a timely nat 20 and decapitating the Ogre in one blow.]]
* River mentions this trope by name in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fic, ''FanFic/{{Forward}}'', when [[spoiler: she's captured on Persephone and brought before Ornstintz, after intending to kill him. During her interrogation, when he comments on her foolishness for thinking she could come alone and kill him, she casually rattles off the names of several asteroids in unstable orbits she could have ''very'' easily destabilized and targeted him with]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-ponies-play-d.html Ponies Play D&D]], Spike gets fed up with the group's constant arguing over every decision they come across. When [[TheRealMan Rainbow Dash]] [[LeeroyJenkins attempts to slaughter the archangel NPC]] [[{{Railroading}} about to spell out the party's next objective]], his patience snaps and he traps the party in a cave with a massively overpowered Stone Ogre. [[spoiler: [[NaiveNewcomer [[spoiler:[[NaiveNewcomer Applejack]] unwittingly averts a TotalPartyKill by rolling a timely nat 20 and decapitating the Ogre in one blow.]]
* River mentions this trope by name in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fic, ''FanFic/{{Forward}}'', when [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's captured on Persephone and brought before Ornstintz, after intending to kill him. During her interrogation, when he comments on her foolishness for thinking she could come alone and kill him, she casually rattles off the names of several asteroids in unstable orbits she could have ''very'' easily destabilized and targeted him with]].



* MissionControl attempts to do this in ''Film/SpyKids3DGameOver'' by spawning a powerful lava monster when they realize that the BigBad is Railroading the party. It doesn't work because [[spoiler: falling into the lava is harmless.]]

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* MissionControl attempts to do this in ''Film/SpyKids3DGameOver'' by spawning a powerful lava monster when they realize that the BigBad is Railroading the party. It doesn't work because [[spoiler: falling [[spoiler:falling into the lava is harmless.]]
5th Apr '17 8:49:16 AM SwordsageRagnar
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* ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' and its sister games, given the [[CrapsackWorld nature]] of its [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} universe]], when the events of campaign aren't already trying to cause a TotalPartyKill, has a particularly long list of ways the GameMaster can plausibly deal with player characters/parties/entire planets that have screwed up in spectacular fashion. This also includes having "(Ork) Roks fall, Ork Waaaaagh!, Everyone Dies".
23rd Mar '17 12:49:29 PM MrUnderhill
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** A high-profile FanRemake of ''Genealogy'' ended the first chapter this way as an AprilFoolsDay prank when the developers realized that [[TroubledProduction they wouldn't be able to finish the whole game]] using ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword's]]'' engine. They did this by throwing about a dozen copies of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Legion/Roro]] onto the map when the chapter would normally end, who would then proceed to [[HopelessBossFight wipe the floor with the player's army,]] shouting [[NoFourthWall "FE4A is dead!"]] as they attacked.

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** A high-profile FanRemake of ''Genealogy'' ended the first chapter this way as an AprilFoolsDay prank when the developers realized that [[TroubledProduction they wouldn't be able to finish the whole game]] using ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword's]]'' engine. They did this by throwing about a dozen copies of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia [[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Legion/Roro]] onto the map when the chapter would normally end, who would then proceed to [[HopelessBossFight wipe the floor with the player's army,]] shouting [[NoFourthWall "FE4A is dead!"]] as they attacked.
23rd Mar '17 12:30:49 PM MrUnderhill
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* Though it's not clear how many die and how many survive, this is how Sigurd's army is destroyed in Chapter Five of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]], but with meteors instead of rocks. Sigurd himself is [[KillItWithFire personally executed]] by Arvis.

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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'':
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Though it's not clear how many die and how many survive, this is how Sigurd's army is destroyed in Chapter Five of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]], Five, but with meteors instead of rocks. Sigurd himself is [[KillItWithFire personally executed]] by Arvis.Arvis.
** A high-profile FanRemake of ''Genealogy'' ended the first chapter this way as an AprilFoolsDay prank when the developers realized that [[TroubledProduction they wouldn't be able to finish the whole game]] using ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword's]]'' engine. They did this by throwing about a dozen copies of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Legion/Roro]] onto the map when the chapter would normally end, who would then proceed to [[HopelessBossFight wipe the floor with the player's army,]] shouting [[NoFourthWall "FE4A is dead!"]] as they attacked.
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