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26th Apr '16 11:05:45 AM Euodiachloris
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* "With these {{Death Trap}}s and EliteMooks in my lair, it is fool-proof. [[EvilGloating The Heroes can never reach me!]] [[EvilLaugh Muahahahahahaha!]]" -- Cue DungeonBypass. That also laugh means they are already knocking on the throne room door.

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* "With these {{Death Trap}}s and EliteMooks in my lair, it is fool-proof. [[EvilGloating The Heroes can never reach me!]] [[EvilLaugh Muahahahahahaha!]]" -- Cue DungeonBypass. That also ill-advised laugh also means they are already knocking just about to knock on the throne room door.



* "The enemy is retreating!" -- They're actually circling around to flank you. (Alternately, they're getting out of the way before [[AlwaysABiggerFish something worse shows up]].) Or [[SchmuckBait leading you back into a massive ambush]]. Take your pick; it's all ending badly.

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* "The enemy is retreating!" -- They're actually circling around to flank you. (Alternately, you or doing some other tactically nifty manoeuvre. Alternately, they're getting out of the way before [[AlwaysABiggerFish something worse shows up]].) Or Or, [[SchmuckBait leading you back into a massive ambush]]. Take your pick; it's all ending badly.



* "Now its power is ''mine''!!!" -- Seconds later, the villain is killed by the ArtifactOfDoom

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* "Now its power is ''mine''!!!" -- Seconds later, the villain is killed by the ArtifactOfDoomArtifactOfDoom... Or, it takes them over and their power belongs to it. Whichever or both.
19th Apr '16 3:24:00 AM StarTropes
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** And a common variation -- "How hard can it be?" -- A lot harder than you think.
14th Apr '16 5:44:13 AM ChilledXSocks
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* "You cannot handle my powers!" -- You'd be surprised to learn how much of your powers they ''can'' handle, [[NoSell if they even affect them at all]]. Even better, ''you'' can't handle ''their'' powers.

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* "You cannot handle my powers!" -- You'd be surprised to learn how much of Not only will they handle your powers they ''can'' handle, with ease, [[NoSell if they it won't even affect make them at all]]. Even better, flinch]]. Bonus points if ''you'' can't cannot handle ''their'' powers.
7th Apr '16 12:37:02 PM ChilledXSocks
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* "You cannot handle my powers!" -- You'd be surprised to learn how much of your powers they ''can'' handle, [[NoSell if they even affect them at all]]. Even better, ''you'' can't handle ''their'' powers.
31st Mar '16 8:24:40 AM Euodiachloris
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* "I think I can take him." -- [[TooDumbToLive No you can't]] [[CurbStompBattle so enjoy that curb.]]

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* "I think I can take him." -- [[TooDumbToLive No No, you can't]] can't;]] [[CurbStompBattle so so, enjoy the taste of that curb.]]



* "NoOneCouldSurviveThat." -- Could and did.

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* "NoOneCouldSurviveThat." -- Could Could, would and did.



** "ThisIsGoingToBeHuge." -- [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. It will not normally, unless someone subsequently says the above. Alternately, if it ''is,'' it might fall on top of you.

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** "ThisIsGoingToBeHuge." -- [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. It will not normally, unless someone subsequently says the above. Alternately, if it ''is,'' it might fall right on top of you.



* "ItsProbablyNothing." -- No, it's not.

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* "ItsProbablyNothing." -- No, it's not.not: it's ''definitely'' something. Which is probably nasty, behind you and about to eat you.



* "WhatDoesThisButtonDo" -- Screw up ''everything'', that's what! DontTouchItYouIdiot!

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* "WhatDoesThisButtonDo" -- Screw ''everything'' up ''everything'', or blow it sky high, that's what! DontTouchItYouIdiot!



* "[[HomeByChristmas We'll have this war won in time for Christmas.]]" -- It's going to take a ''lot'' longer than you planned, if you actually win at all.
* "With these {{Death Trap}}s and EliteMooks in my lair, it is fool-proof. [[EvilGloating The Heroes can never reach me!]] [[EvilLaugh Muahahahahahaha!]]" -- Cue DungeonBypass.

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* "[[HomeByChristmas We'll have this war won in time for Christmas.]]" -- It's going to take a ''lot'' longer than you planned, if you actually even manage to win at all.
* "With these {{Death Trap}}s and EliteMooks in my lair, it is fool-proof. [[EvilGloating The Heroes can never reach me!]] [[EvilLaugh Muahahahahahaha!]]" -- Cue DungeonBypass. That also laugh means they are already knocking on the throne room door.



13th Mar '16 10:48:44 AM eroock
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* TemptingFate/AnimatedFilms



* TemptingFate/{{Film}}

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* TemptingFate/{{Film}}[[TemptingFate/AnimatedFilms Films - Animated]]
* [[TemptingFate/{{Film}} Films - Live-Action]]
19th Feb '16 10:20:36 PM FactoidCow
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Compare SchmuckBait. For the supertrope to this, see TropeTelegraphing. Contrast the GodzillaThreshold for where things really ''can't'' get any worse.

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Compare SchmuckBait. For the supertrope to this, see TropeTelegraphing.TropeTelegraphing. Compare SchmuckBait, InstantlyProvenWrong. Contrast the GodzillaThreshold for where things really ''can't'' get any worse.
17th Feb '16 12:02:52 AM Adept
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->'''Ida:''' We've come this far, there's no turning back.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Oh, did you have to? "No turning back"? That's almost as bad as "Nothing could possibly go wrong" or "This is gonna be [[SoaplandChristmas the best Christmas]] [[Series/{{Eastenders}} Walford's]] ever had!"
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit"

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->'''Ida:''' We've come this far, there's no turning back.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Oh, did

->''"Fate is like a caged gorilla. It will pelt
you have to? "No turning back"? That's almost as bad as "Nothing could possibly go wrong" or "This is gonna be [[SoaplandChristmas the best Christmas]] [[Series/{{Eastenders}} Walford's]] ever had!"
with dung if you mock it."''
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit"
Warriv, ''VideoGame/DiabloII''




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15th Feb '16 12:05:02 PM eroock
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* "You don't have the guts!" - [[ThreatBackfire Yes he does.]]
* "You cannot beat me!" - Can and will. [[CurbStompBattle Badly.]]

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* "You don't have the guts!" - -- [[ThreatBackfire Yes he does.]]
* "You cannot beat me!" - -- Can and will. [[CurbStompBattle Badly.]]



* "You're gonna pay for that..." - The most common response to ''this'' one (before [[ThreatBackfire the hero shows he doesn't believe it]]) is, [[ObligatoryJoke "Just send me the bill."]] DeadpanSnarker heroes ''[[UndeadHorseTrope never]]'' get tired of ''that'' one.

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* "You're gonna pay for that..." - -- The most common response to ''this'' one (before [[ThreatBackfire the hero shows he doesn't believe it]]) is, [[ObligatoryJoke "Just send me the bill."]] DeadpanSnarker heroes ''[[UndeadHorseTrope never]]'' get tired of ''that'' one.



* "IHaveYourWife!" - YouCanKeepHer. Or soon enough, [[PityTheKidnapper you will wish that you didn't]]. Alternatively, cue {{Unstoppable Rage}}-fueled RoaringRampageOfRescue.
* "I cannot believe that idiot fell for it!" - [[RightBehindMe S/he is right behind you]] or at least [[EngineeredPublicConfession listening in on you]].

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* "IHaveYourWife!" - -- YouCanKeepHer. Or soon enough, [[PityTheKidnapper you will wish that you didn't]]. Alternatively, cue {{Unstoppable Rage}}-fueled RoaringRampageOfRescue.
* "I cannot believe that idiot fell for it!" - -- [[RightBehindMe S/he is right behind you]] or at least [[EngineeredPublicConfession listening in on you]].
15th Feb '16 12:04:11 PM eroock
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Tempting Fate is when a character says something that dares the universe into making things miserable for them, and the universe [[FinaglesLaw takes them up on the challenge]]. Oftentimes, the character is commenting on how they've hit RockBottom and how things couldn't possibly get any worse right before things ''do'' turn FromBadToWorse. Conversely, they may talk about how things are absolutely perfect, only for their world to come crashing down five seconds later.

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Tempting Fate is when a character says something that dares the universe into making things miserable for them, and the universe [[FinaglesLaw takes them up on the challenge]]. Oftentimes, the character is commenting on how they've hit RockBottom and how things couldn't possibly get any worse -- right before things ''do'' turn FromBadToWorse. Conversely, they may talk about how things are absolutely perfect, only for their world to come crashing down five seconds later.



* "At least it isn't raining." CueTheRain. Alternatively, a worse type of weather will occur instead.

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* "At least it isn't raining." -- CueTheRain. Alternatively, a worse type of weather will occur instead.



* "[[LetsSplitUpGang I'll be right back.]]" [[GenreSavvy No, you won't]] (unless you're an ImplacableMan or a {{Determinator}}, and [[RasputinianDeath sometimes not even then]]). [[Series/GameOfThrones George R. R. Martin]] is particularly fond of this.
* "I think I can take him." [[TooDumbToLive No you can't]] [[CurbStompBattle so enjoy that curb.]]
* "IfWeGetThroughThis..." At least one of you ''won't''.
* "It'll happen when pigs fly." CueTheFlyingPigs.
* "NothingCanSaveUsNow!" Cue the BigDamnHeroes/[[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork Villains]].
* "NoOneCouldSurviveThat." Could and did.
** "Did we get them?" - As with the previous example, no, you didn't.
* "NothingCanStopUsNow!" Can and will.
* "NothingExcitingEverHappensHere." Give it a minute.
* "ItWillNeverCatchOn." It will.

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* "[[LetsSplitUpGang I'll be right back.]]" -- [[GenreSavvy No, you won't]] (unless you're an ImplacableMan or a {{Determinator}}, and [[RasputinianDeath sometimes not even then]]). [[Series/GameOfThrones George R. R. Martin]] is particularly fond of this.
* "I think I can take him." -- [[TooDumbToLive No you can't]] [[CurbStompBattle so enjoy that curb.]]
* "IfWeGetThroughThis..." -- At least one of you ''won't''.
* "It'll happen when pigs fly." -- CueTheFlyingPigs.
* "NothingCanSaveUsNow!" -- Cue the BigDamnHeroes/[[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork Villains]].
* "NoOneCouldSurviveThat." -- Could and did.
** "Did we get them?" - -- As with the previous example, no, you didn't.
* "NothingCanStopUsNow!" -- Can and will.
* "NothingExcitingEverHappensHere." -- Give it a minute.
* "ItWillNeverCatchOn." -- It will.



* "[[HopeSpot It's perfectly safe here[=/=]You'll be safe with us]]!" It's an UnsafeHaven.

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* "[[HopeSpot It's perfectly safe here[=/=]You'll be safe with us]]!" -- It's an UnsafeHaven.



* "ItsQuietTooQuiet." It's about to get a whole lot louder.
* "[[RockBottom Things couldn't possibly get any worse.]]" Things go FromBadToWorse.

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* "ItsQuietTooQuiet." -- It's about to get a whole lot louder.
* "[[RockBottom Things couldn't possibly get any worse.]]" -- Things go FromBadToWorse.



* "Things can get worse because ''X'' could always happen!" SpeakOfTheDevil.

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* "Things can get worse because ''X'' could always happen!" -- SpeakOfTheDevil.



* "SheIsNotMyGirlfriend!" Way to give the fanbase [[ShipTease ideas]]. And by the way, [[RightBehindMe she's right behind you]].
* "SmiteMeOMightySmiter!" Happy to oblige! (''[[UnsoundEffect SMITE]]!'')
* "WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong" Exactly what you ''don't'' want going wrong.

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* "SheIsNotMyGirlfriend!" -- Way to give the fanbase [[ShipTease ideas]]. And by the way, [[RightBehindMe she's right behind you]].
* "SmiteMeOMightySmiter!" -- Happy to oblige! (''[[UnsoundEffect SMITE]]!'')
* "WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong" -- Exactly what you ''don't'' want going wrong.



* "WhatDoesThisButtonDo" Screw up ''everything'', that's what! DontTouchItYouIdiot!
* "WhoWouldBeStupidEnough to fall for that SchmuckBait?" Someone ''is'' (singular) or they ''are'' (plural). Bonus points if the [[SelfFulfillingProphecy speaker fell for it]].
* "YouAndWhatArmy" [[VerbThis That army.]] And don't get us started on the ArmyOfTheDead or a BadassArmy on a ZergRush or an OneManArmy[=/=]PersonOfMassDestruction.
* "May God strike me down if I'm lying/wrong!" Cue the BoltOfDivineRetribution.
* "I am not going to do what you just said!" Cue GilliganCut.
* "You missed!" [[ExactlyWhatIAimedAt I wasn't aiming at you!]] Alternatively, the [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang boomerang]] they just threw is about to pull a 180 and hit you in the back of the head.
* ThisCannotBe! It is, often followed immediately by a bad attack of CriticalExistenceFailure.
* "[[AndYourLittleDogToo I'll endanger your friends!]]" [[ThreatBackfire I don't like them, either.]] (Alternately, cue MamaBear / PapaWolf / BigBrotherInstinct reaction.)

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* "WhatDoesThisButtonDo" -- Screw up ''everything'', that's what! DontTouchItYouIdiot!
* "WhoWouldBeStupidEnough to fall for that SchmuckBait?" -- Someone ''is'' (singular) or they ''are'' (plural). Bonus points if the [[SelfFulfillingProphecy speaker fell for it]].
* "YouAndWhatArmy" -- [[VerbThis That army.]] And don't get us started on the ArmyOfTheDead or a BadassArmy on a ZergRush or an OneManArmy[=/=]PersonOfMassDestruction.
* "May God strike me down if I'm lying/wrong!" -- Cue the BoltOfDivineRetribution.
* "I am not going to do what you just said!" -- Cue GilliganCut.
* "You missed!" -- [[ExactlyWhatIAimedAt I wasn't aiming at you!]] Alternatively, the [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang boomerang]] they just threw is about to pull a 180 and hit you in the back of the head.
* ThisCannotBe! -- It is, often followed immediately by a bad attack of CriticalExistenceFailure.
* "[[AndYourLittleDogToo I'll endanger your friends!]]" -- [[ThreatBackfire I don't like them, either.]] (Alternately, cue MamaBear / PapaWolf / BigBrotherInstinct reaction.)



* "S/he looks like a total wimp!" S/he's a KillerRabbit, a BadassAdorable or a CuteBruiser. Or [[UpToEleven all three.]] And [[RightBehindMe s/he is right behind you]]. AND S/HE'S GONNA F YOU UP.
* "Let a ''real'' expert handle this." Famous last words of TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled.
* "YouWouldntShootMe!" [[BoomHeadshot *BOOM!*]] [[CallingYourAttacks Headshot!]] Alternatively, they don't have to; [[TechnicalPacifist there are plenty of methods they WOULD use]].

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* "S/he looks like a total wimp!" -- S/he's a KillerRabbit, a BadassAdorable or a CuteBruiser. Or [[UpToEleven all three.]] And [[RightBehindMe s/he is right behind you]]. AND S/HE'S GONNA F YOU UP.
* "Let a ''real'' expert handle this." -- Famous last words of TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled.
* "YouWouldntShootMe!" -- [[BoomHeadshot *BOOM!*]] [[CallingYourAttacks Headshot!]] Alternatively, they don't have to; [[TechnicalPacifist there are plenty of methods they WOULD use]].



* "I AM INVINCIBLE!" [[NotSoInvincibleAfterAll Right up until you said that, maybe.]]

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* "I AM INVINCIBLE!" -- [[NotSoInvincibleAfterAll Right up until you said that, maybe.]]
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