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2nd May '17 1:30:43 PM Eddy1215
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** Peter gets tricked into buying and setting up a Rube Goldberg device that is supposed to "make breakfast". After starting up the device and watching it work its way through step by step, it ultimately culminates in pulling the trigger of a handgun, which shoots Peter in the arm. All Peter can do is state the obvious.

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** Peter gets tricked into buying and setting up a Rube Goldberg device that is supposed to "make breakfast".breakfast" ala [[Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure Pee Wee Herman]]. After starting up the device and watching it work its way through step by step, it ultimately culminates in pulling the trigger of a handgun, which shoots Peter in the arm. All Peter can do is state the obvious.



* Tom of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' dreams of great wealth with his convoluted device in "Designs on Jerry". It fails after the mouse, drawing on the blueprint, alters a numerical calculation.

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* Tom of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' dreams of great wealth with his convoluted device in "Designs on Jerry". It fails after Jerry and the mouse, mouse drawing on the blueprint, alters blueprint alter a numerical calculation.
17th Mar '17 4:41:32 PM SAMAS
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Not to be confused with ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill, RasputinianDeath or NecroNonSequitur.

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Not to be confused with ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill, RasputinianDeath or NecroNonSequitur. See also DisasterDominoes, the accidental version.
1st Feb '17 12:12:22 PM Gosicrystal
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** Lynne's third death (which happens after undoing her two previous deaths by going back in time) features a Rube Goldberg contraption in which turning on the room's lights initiates a chain reaction that ends in a gun firing at the person in the door threshold. Then it turns out that this contraption is a replica of the original one, which killed another woman 5 years earlier. The game [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] the idea a little, as the Rube Goldberg contraption permanently scarred the person who set it up (the killed woman's daughter), since it was supposed to be harmless (a. Later, it was found to have made an "impossible move", and nobody could ever figure out why it acted the way it did, leading all involved to despair.

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** Lynne's third death (which happens after undoing her two previous deaths by going back in time) features a Rube Goldberg contraption in which turning on the room's lights initiates a chain reaction that ends in a gun firing at the person in the door threshold. Then it turns out that this contraption is a replica of the original one, which killed another woman 5 years earlier. The game [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] the idea a little, as the Rube Goldberg contraption permanently scarred the person who set it up (the killed woman's daughter), since it was supposed to be harmless (a.harmless. Later, it was found to have made an "impossible move", and nobody could ever figure out why it acted the way it did, leading all involved to despair.
1st Feb '17 12:11:24 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', in spades. It, for example, features [[spoiler:death by Rube Goldberg contraption]] (twice) and [[spoiler:death by giant plastic chicken]]. You, of course, get to go and try avert all those ridculously complicated deaths. In fact, the game deconstructs the idea a little; the [[spoiler:Rube Goldberg contraption]] permanently scarred the person who set it up (since it was supposed to be harmless). Later, it was found to have made an "impossible move", and nobody could ever figure out why it acted the way it did, leading all involved to despair.
** In fact, most of the gameplay consists of Sissel [[spoiler:(and later, Missile)]] navigating through conveniently-placed objects and manipulating them in sequence so that they end up changing the circumstances around someone's death, inverting this trope ("Rube Goldberg Saves Your Life"). In the case of [[spoiler: Lynne's third death]], you're basically [[spoiler: using your own Rube Goldberg device to disarm the other one]].

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* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'':
** Lynne's third death (which happens after undoing her two previous deaths by going back
in spades. It, for example, time) features [[spoiler:death by a Rube Goldberg contraption]] (twice) and [[spoiler:death by giant plastic chicken]]. You, of course, get to go and try avert all those ridculously complicated deaths. In fact, contraption in which turning on the room's lights initiates a chain reaction that ends in a gun firing at the person in the door threshold. Then it turns out that this contraption is a replica of the original one, which killed another woman 5 years earlier. The game deconstructs [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] the idea a little; little, as the [[spoiler:Rube Rube Goldberg contraption]] contraption permanently scarred the person who set it up (since (the killed woman's daughter), since it was supposed to be harmless).harmless (a. Later, it was found to have made an "impossible move", and nobody could ever figure out why it acted the way it did, leading all involved to despair.
** In fact, most Most of the gameplay consists of Sissel [[spoiler:(and later, Missile)]] navigating through conveniently-placed objects and manipulating them in sequence so that they end up changing the circumstances around someone's death, [[InvertedTrope inverting this trope trope]] ("Rube Goldberg Saves Your Life"). Guts"). In the case of [[spoiler: Lynne's third death]], death, you're basically [[spoiler: using your own Rube Goldberg device to disarm the other one]].one.
18th Jan '17 3:35:51 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* The first murder in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3'' is revealed to be the result of one. [[spoiler: DecoyProtagonist Kaede Akamatsu set it up to try and kill the mastermind, only to end up accidentally killing Rantaro Amami.]]
20th Dec '16 4:30:04 AM Mhazard
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* The ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies. One could argue that the plot exists only to allow the use of this trope. The traps started out has simple and brutal with the obvious solution being something you just don't want to do. Later installments however made larger and more convoluted traps often involving multiple people.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies. One could argue that the plot exists only to allow the use of this trope. The traps started out has simple and brutal with the obvious solution being something you just don't want to do. Later installments however made larger and more convoluted traps often involving multiple people. [[spoiler: Justified that the real Jigsaw wishes to use the death traps as a therapy to correct someone, while Detective Hoffman, who took Jigsaw's place after his death, is a merciless person who never has the intend to spare whoever get caught by his death traps.]]
25th Nov '16 10:43:44 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'', where Dr. Evil leaves Austin and [[TheChick the current chick]] to die in an over-elaborate device, and Dr Evil's son suggests [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shooting them]].

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* Parodied in ''AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'', ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'', where Dr. Evil leaves Austin and [[TheChick the current chick]] to die in an over-elaborate device, and Dr Evil's son suggests [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shooting them]].
16th Oct '16 3:30:35 PM Morgenthaler
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%%* The final segment of the Road Runner cartoon ''Hook, Line and Stinker''. Also employed in the PorkyPig cartoon ''Trap Happy Porky''.

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%%* The final segment of the Road Runner cartoon ''Hook, Line and Stinker''. Also employed in the PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoon ''Trap Happy Porky''.
14th May '16 9:04:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'': This entire movie is a love note to this trope. The way Clyde kills people makes MacGyver look like he was creating science projects for the elementary school science fair.

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* ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'': This entire movie is a love note to this trope. The way Clyde kills people makes MacGyver Series/MacGyver look like he was creating science projects for the elementary school science fair.
4th May '16 12:10:49 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A few of Battler's theories to solve the murders of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' come down to this. [[MemeticMutation Small bombs]], anybody?

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* A few of Battler's theories to solve the murders of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' come down to this. [[MemeticMutation Small bombs]], anybody?
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