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17th Apr '18 9:44:16 AM Tift
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* On Creator/{{Roosterteeth}}'s improv show On The Spot, points are often given out for meaningless reasons, such as: Points for asking for points, points for knowing random trivia, points for being liked by the host, etc. However, points are usually only given out the first time a random attempt for points is attempted in each episode.
5th Mar '18 8:34:47 PM nombretomado
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* The Australian quiz show ''TalkinBoutYourGeneration'' takes this approach, to an extent (mainly to make fun of [[ButtMonkey Generation Y.]]) The host, Shaun Micallef, often gives a bizarre number of points that are in no way relevant to the number of questions answered correctly in a round. One time a contestant actually traded places with Micallef and reassigned points between teams. The points are doubly irrelevant - the last round awards [[GoldenSnitch the number of points needed for any of the teams to win]].

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* The Australian quiz show ''TalkinBoutYourGeneration'' ''Series/TalkinBoutYourGeneration'' takes this approach, to an extent (mainly to make fun of [[ButtMonkey Generation Y.]]) The host, Shaun Micallef, often gives a bizarre number of points that are in no way relevant to the number of questions answered correctly in a round. One time a contestant actually traded places with Micallef and reassigned points between teams. The points are doubly irrelevant - the last round awards [[GoldenSnitch the number of points needed for any of the teams to win]].
25th Feb '18 3:02:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'', because it was created in RPGMaker, gives the protagonist hit points. Besides counting down with your steps [[spoiler:if you eat a bowl of poisoned soup]], though, they do nothing. In the one case where they have any function, they're still useless since it's impossible to keep them from hitting 0 at that point.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'', because it was created in RPGMaker, VideoGame/RPGMaker, gives the protagonist hit points. Besides counting down with your steps [[spoiler:if you eat a bowl of poisoned soup]], though, they do nothing. In the one case where they have any function, they're still useless since it's impossible to keep them from hitting 0 at that point.
19th Feb '18 3:07:45 PM GoblinCipher
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* ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That's Numberwang!]]''

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* ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That's Numberwang!]]''Numberwang!]]'' This game show does seem to have actual rules, and the host and the players seem to fully understand them. To the audience, scoring (and the occasional execution) seem completely arbitrary.
6th Sep '17 8:15:36 AM GastonRabbit
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* In Creator/{{Yuriofwind}}'s Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime segment, sometimes he removes points from the stories he reads, which doesn't really matter, given that he doesn't score the stories at all.

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* In Creator/{{Yuriofwind}}'s WebVideo/{{Yuriofwind}}'s Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime segment, sometimes he removes points from the stories he reads, which doesn't really matter, given that he doesn't score the stories at all.
2nd Jul '17 10:10:59 AM Garo1o8
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* Mike Tyson's Punch-Out awarded points for punches landed and knockdowns, the final tally determining whether or not the player would win a decision. However, since fights ''very'' rarely went the distance, this was largely meaningless (pretty much just a way to make the Tyson fight a little less painful); what was more, many of the more difficult fights were rigged such that ''you couldn't win by decision''. Since time of the match didn't figure into the score, it was useless even as bragging rights.
2nd Feb '17 3:53:48 PM ZombieAladdin
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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''[[VideoGame/RhythmHeaven Rhythm Tengoku]]'' stage Quiz Show: The host will give the contestant [[EleventyZillion an absurd amount]] of points if he can reach the final question and answer it correctly. He earns no points in any other part of the quiz show, meaning all that matters is whether the contestant's score is 0 or not.
11th Jan '17 11:54:34 PM GopherBroke
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* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' allows you to collect money from NPCs that you stab, which isn't technically useless since you can in fact use the money at vending machines to buy food to raise your HP. Your HP, though, does literally nothing, so both are examples either directly or indirectly.

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* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' allows you to collect money from NPCs characters that you stab, which isn't technically useless since you can in fact use the money at vending machines to buy food to raise your HP. Your HP, though, does literally nothing, so both are examples either directly or indirectly.
11th Jan '17 11:52:44 PM GopherBroke
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* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' allows you to collect money from NPCs that you stab, which isn't technically useless since you can in fact use the money at vending machines to buy food to raise your HP. Your HP, though, does literally nothing, so both are examples either directly or indirectly.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'', because it was created in RPGMaker, gives the protagonist hit points. Besides counting down with your steps [[spoiler:if you eat a bowl of poisoned soup]], though, they do nothing. In the one case where they have any function, they're still useless since it's impossible to keep them from hitting 0 at that point.
15th Dec '16 8:19:04 PM DoctorNemesis
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* A ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]]'' sketch once featured coverage of a game of "Football vs. Cricket", in which a team of eleven footballers battled a team of eleven cricketers, complete with most of the tools used by both sports, in a competition to finally determine which sport was better. As both sides were basically competing according to their various rule systems, things got pretty confusing on this front very quickly:
-->'''Sports Presenter:''' So what's the score, Richard?\\
'''Sports Reporter:''' Most people agree it's about 87-89 or around there.\\
'''Sports Presenter:''' To whom?\\
'''Sports Reporter:''' That's less clear.
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