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* Quite easy to invoke in ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' if one of the hunter players is incompetent. Since each class has a specific role in combat, going up against a skilled monster player with even one missing teammate can get you all killed.
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** Fighting Odin and the timer runs out? You're about to find out what it's like to be on the ''receiving'' end of Zantetsuken for once.
4th Apr '16 8:56:01 PM valos
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** ''Pray'' the first boss is introduced smacking a [[RedShirt guy in red underwear]] across the room like a rag doll. Using the [[TooDumbToLive wrench]] will have the same thing happen to you.
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* The [[{{Sourcebook}} dime novel]] "Night Train" for the early ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' is notorious for being a TPK, but a later adventure ("Canyon o' Doom") actually gives the [[{{Gamemaster}} Marshal]] ''permission'' to off a [[TooDumbToLive stupidly obstinate]] [[PlayerParty posse]].

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* The [[{{Sourcebook}} dime novel]] "Night Train" ''Night Train'' for the early ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' is notorious for being a TPK, but a later adventure ("Canyon (''Canyon o' Doom") Doom'') actually gives the [[{{Gamemaster}} Marshal]] ''permission'' to off a [[TooDumbToLive stupidly obstinate]] [[PlayerParty posse]].



* Almost all tabletops have a critical and/or a critical fail type of system that can result in TPK, hence being the namer of the tropes. Of course, the most hilarious methods of TPK generally involve the "exploding" rule, a common variation of the critical where if you roll maximum on a die, you get to roll that die again and add that number to the result, and this can continue indefinitely if you keep rolling well. Let's just say that in more than a few Legend of the Five Rings games, people die from 3 foot falls because the dice exploded on them a little too often...

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* Almost all tabletops have a critical and/or a critical fail type of system that can result in TPK, hence being the namer of the tropes. Of course, the most hilarious methods of TPK generally involve the "exploding" rule, a common variation of the critical where if you roll maximum on a die, you get to roll that die again and add that number to the result, and this can continue indefinitely if you keep rolling well. Let's just say that in more than a few Legend ''Legend of the Five Rings Rings'' games, people die from 3 foot 3-foot falls because the dice exploded on them a little too often...



* A fully-farmed carry hero (in the sense of "being able to carry the whole team to victory) in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' map "DefenseOfTheAncients" is ''supposed'' to be able to single-handedly wipe the enemy team. In practice, of course, things rarely work that way. Such as if the enemy team has stuns/silences...

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* A fully-farmed carry hero (in the sense of "being able to carry the whole team to victory) victory") in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' map "DefenseOfTheAncients" "VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients" is ''supposed'' to be able to single-handedly singlehandedly wipe the enemy team. In practice, of course, things rarely work that way. Such as if the enemy team has stuns/silences...



* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyI''. The final floor of the Floating Fortress. [=WarMECH=] / Death Machine shows up thanks to the RNG not landing on the 63/64 chance of a standard encounter. [=WarMECH=] casts NUKE/Flare. Assuming you haven't been doing any hardcore grinding, "TRPR party perished." And unless you're playing a version that allows on-the-spot saving, [[SaveGameLimits back to the beginning of the Mirage Tower for you!]]

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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyI''. The final floor of the Floating Fortress. [=WarMECH=] / Death [=WarMECH=]/Death Machine shows up thanks to the RNG not landing on the 63/64 chance of a standard encounter. [=WarMECH=] casts NUKE/Flare. Assuming you haven't been doing any hardcore grinding, grinding: "TRPR party perished." And unless you're playing a version that allows on-the-spot saving, [[SaveGameLimits back to the beginning of the Mirage Tower for you!]]you]]!



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' Advance had the bonus version of the Holy Dragon in the Dragon's Den, which can counter any attack with a chance at Heartless Angel, an unblockable move that sets everyone's HP to 1. Keep in mind that counters don't interrupt the boss's action gauge, so it can take a turn normally RIGHT AFTER, which means it can use Searing Beam, an equally unblockable group targetting holy-elemental move on everyone. Oh, and holy element is the hardest one to null in the game, with only one single equipment [[GuideDangIt that requires painful amount of effort to obtain]]), and the Rage skill that can be used by two specific party members out of fourteen. If you're not prepared for it one way or another...

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' Advance had the bonus version of the Holy Dragon in the Dragon's Den, which can counter any attack with a chance at Heartless Angel, an unblockable move that sets everyone's HP to 1. Keep in mind that counters don't interrupt the boss's action gauge, so it can take a turn normally RIGHT AFTER, which means it can use Searing Beam, an equally unblockable group targetting targeting holy-elemental move on everyone. Oh, and holy element is the hardest one to null in the game, with only one single equipment [[GuideDangIt that requires painful amount of effort to obtain]]), and the Rage skill that can be used by two specific party members out of fourteen. If you're not prepared for it one way or another...



*** [[GuideDangIt Or pull two people back into the reserves before it goes off, and Shell the leader to at least halve the ID chance.]]

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*** [[GuideDangIt Or pull two people back into the reserves before it goes off, and Shell the leader to at least halve the ID chance.]]chance]].



* Comes in three main flavours in ''VideoGame/UFOAftermath'':
** Alien rocket launchers and railguns explode in the midst of the party, who start out bunched and haven't had time to spread out before the ammmunition begins flying.

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* Comes in three main flavours flavors in ''VideoGame/UFOAftermath'':
** Alien rocket launchers and railguns explode in the midst of the party, who start out bunched and haven't had time to spread out before the ammmunition ammunition begins flying.



** You foolishly move your entire group to open a door and a [[ActionBomb Balloon Fish]] comes out to say "Die."
** Of course, there are lesser versions including, for example, starting out separated in a base defence mission and winding up with everyone being ganged up on by aliens with rapid-firing laser cannons.

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** You foolishly move your entire group to open a door and a [[ActionBomb Balloon Fish]] comes out to say "Die."die."
** Of course, there are lesser versions including, for example, starting out separated in a base defence defense mission and winding up with everyone being ganged up on by aliens with rapid-firing laser cannons.



* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', [[spoiler:if you attack Irenicus in Spellhold without recruiting the other inmates to help you, he will simply call you a fool and kill the entire party with a single spell.]]
* In ''VideoGame/XCom'' and similar strategic/tactical games, a single berserked or mind-controlled agent with explosive weaponry can easily result in this, whether because everyone got blown up, or because of the [[DisasterDominoes spiral of panicking and berserking that results.]] Also, [[DemonicSpiders Chryssalids]] (and Tentaculats in sequel ''Terror From the Deep'') transform your teammates into zombies with just a single bite, and when the zombies are killed their infested corpses hatch another Chryssalid! In this way your whole team can be wiped out as an effective fighting force in just one or two turns.

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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', [[spoiler:if you attack Irenicus in Spellhold without recruiting the other inmates to help you, he will simply call you a fool and kill the entire party with a single spell.]]
spell]].
* In ''VideoGame/XCom'' and similar strategic/tactical games, a single berserked or mind-controlled agent with explosive weaponry can easily result in this, whether because everyone got blown up, or because of the [[DisasterDominoes spiral of panicking and berserking that results.]] results]]. Also, [[DemonicSpiders Chryssalids]] (and Tentaculats in sequel ''Terror From the Deep'') transform your teammates into zombies with just a single bite, and when the zombies are killed their infested corpses hatch another Chryssalid! In this way your whole team can be wiped out as an effective fighting force in just one or two turns.



* If you have played a ''ShinMegamiTensei'' game, you have probably seen an enemy cast [[OneHitKill Mahamaon or Mamudoon]], realized that nobody in your party is immune, and seen everyone drop simultaneously. Or, worse, Megidolaon.
** Or even worse. This trope is taken UpToEleven by Samsara and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Die For Me!,]] which are Mahamaon and Mamudoon with ''80%'' of party-wide instant-death. But even these two don't compare much to the next example (as they are usually traditionally in possession of certain boss or secret demons), [[SerialEscalation as is, the even more extreme,]] Megidoladyne, unique to [[spoiler: Lucifer]], as BonusBoss of VideoGame/DevilSurvivor; it deals ridiculously high unblockable Almighty damage to '''every single member of ALL of your parties'''. And every time he uses it? [[OhCrap It gets a 50% power boost.]] Nevermind the fact that you'd need to be in the high 90s in level and have a maxed or nearly maxed magic stat to even ''survive'' one hit and not be put near death by it, this spell eventually becomes powerful enough to induce a guaranteed Total Party Kill if you can't kill him fast enough... [[spoiler: or figure out a way to get him to get the least possible amount of turns he can.]] Only a fool would attempt to take this boss on without preparing specially for Megidoladyne.
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has this in spades if you get struck by an attack called Ether Strike while fighting the final BonusBoss Freya, who makes a parody appearance from a sister game called ValkyrieProfile. Despite being a huge bitch in that game, she manages to be entirely worse in this one. Much worse. There is no way to survive a direct Ether Strike on the ''"easiest"'' difficulty without actively trying to break your defense to do anything but a straight Freya fight, and even then you're still likely to die unless you learn her pattern and bring '''lots''' of bombs.
* In the ''TalesSeries'', a boss' [[LimitBreak Hi-Ougi/Mystic Arte]] can easily lead to this if everyone gets caught up in it, especially on higher difficulties.

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* If you have played a ''ShinMegamiTensei'' ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' game, you have probably seen an enemy cast [[OneHitKill Mahamaon or Mamudoon]], realized that nobody in your party is immune, and seen everyone drop simultaneously. Or, worse, Megidolaon.
** Or even worse. This trope is taken UpToEleven by Samsara and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Die For Me!,]] which are Mahamaon and Mamudoon with ''80%'' of party-wide instant-death. But even these two don't compare much to the next example (as they are usually traditionally in possession of certain boss or secret demons), [[SerialEscalation as is, the even more extreme,]] Megidoladyne, unique to [[spoiler: Lucifer]], as BonusBoss of VideoGame/DevilSurvivor; it deals ridiculously high unblockable Almighty damage to '''every single member of ALL of your parties'''. And every time he uses it? [[OhCrap It gets a 50% power boost.]] Nevermind boost]]. Never mind the fact that you'd need to be in the high 90s in level and have a maxed or nearly maxed nearly-maxed magic stat to even ''survive'' one hit and not be put near death by it, this spell eventually becomes powerful enough to induce a guaranteed Total Party Kill if you can't kill him fast enough... [[spoiler: or enough...[[spoiler:or figure out a way to get him to get the least possible amount of turns he can.]] can]]. Only a fool would attempt to take this boss on without preparing specially for Megidoladyne.
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has this in spades if you get struck by an attack called Ether Strike while fighting the final BonusBoss BonusBoss, Freya, who makes a parody appearance from a sister game called ValkyrieProfile.''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile''. Despite being a huge bitch in that game, she manages to be entirely worse in this one. Much worse. There is no way to survive a direct Ether Strike on the ''"easiest"'' ''easiest'' difficulty without actively trying to break your defense to do anything but a straight Freya fight, and even then you're still likely to die unless you learn her pattern and bring '''lots''' of bombs.
* In the ''TalesSeries'', ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', a boss' boss's [[LimitBreak Hi-Ougi/Mystic Arte]] can easily lead to this if everyone gets caught up in it, especially on higher difficulties.



* In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' this can sometimes occur in firefight mode, which pits up to four players against increasingly difficult waves of covenant enemies. One of the most frequent ways this can happen is actually pretty surprising, the detonation of loose plasma grenades. Nearly all enemies have two plasma grenades on them but most can't or won't use them and when they die the grenades are dropped on the ground. These tend to aggregate in certain places where there are ideal kill zones. When one grenade is hit, it will start a chain reaction that can easily kill all the players if they are unlucky enough to be caught in it. Can also easily happen if someone messes up with the target designator and calls an artillery strike on their own heads.
* In [[VideoGame/TheOregonTrail Oregon Trail]], this will probably happen if you try to ford the Green River, or hit a rock while rafting down the Columbia River. "Everyone in your party has died". In the sequel, your entire party can be wiped out at once by freezing or starving to death in a blizzard (especially if you can't hunt or don't have winter clothing), a contagious disease, thirst (if you don't have canteens or water kegs), etc...

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* In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', this can sometimes occur in firefight mode, which pits up to four players against increasingly difficult waves of covenant enemies. One of the most frequent ways this can happen is actually pretty surprising, the detonation of loose plasma grenades. Nearly all enemies have two plasma grenades on them but most can't or won't use them and when they die the grenades are dropped on the ground. These tend to aggregate in certain places where there are ideal kill zones. When one grenade is hit, it will start a chain reaction that can easily kill all the players if they are unlucky enough to be caught in it. Can also easily happen if someone messes up with the target designator target-designator and calls an artillery strike on their own heads.
* In [[VideoGame/TheOregonTrail ''[[VideoGame/TheOregonTrail Oregon Trail]], Trail]]'', this will probably happen if you try to ford the Green River, River or hit a rock while rafting down the Columbia River. "Everyone in your party has died". died." In the sequel, your entire party can be wiped out at once by freezing or starving to death in a blizzard (especially if you can't hunt or don't have winter clothing), a contagious disease, thirst (if you don't have canteens or water kegs), etc...



* Unusually for an arcade game, this shows up in ''DungeonsAndDragonsShadowOverMystara''. At one point, the players are given the choice to stay overnight in some city or other (the exact details are not presently recalled), or to press on with their quest immediately. [[RocksFallEverybodyDies If you stay, the whole party gets wiped when a dragon (that you would have fought had you gone on) annihilates the city that night. Game Over, no continuing.]] Sounds harsh, but the option to stay inverts ButThouMust so hard that anyone who doesn't take the hint frankly deserves it.

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* Unusually for an arcade game, this shows up in ''DungeonsAndDragonsShadowOverMystara''.''[[VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsChroniclesOfMystara Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara]]''. At one point, the players are given the choice to stay overnight in some city or other (the exact details are not presently recalled), or to press on with their quest immediately. [[RocksFallEverybodyDies If you stay, the whole party gets wiped out when a dragon (that you would have fought had you gone on) annihilates the city that night. Game Over, no continuing.]] continuing]]. Sounds harsh, but the option to stay inverts ButThouMust so hard that anyone who doesn't take the hint frankly deserves it.



* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has the spell PK Flash, which can cause various status effects. It hits everyone, and the higher levels have instant death as a possible result. It's rather unlikely, but your entire party ''can'' be instantly killed by a monster casting this spell if the RNG hates you enough.

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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has the spell PK Flash, which can cause various status effects. It hits everyone, and the higher levels have instant death as a possible result. It's rather unlikely, but your entire party ''can'' be instantly killed by a monster casting this spell if the RNG RandomNumberGod hates you enough.



** And similar to the example of Final Fantasy's malboros described above, if your party is confused but has high defense stats, they will ineffectively bash each other with their weapons--but magic attacks don't undo confusion, so the enemy can still Frizz you to death!
* ''VideoGame/{{Heavy Weapon}}'s'' UpdatedRerelease for the Xbox360 has the [[CoOpMultiplayer War Party]] [[EndlessGame Survival]] mode, in which players have infinite lives, but get a respawn timer that gets longer for each time they die. The game only ends once all player tanks are dead and have yet to respawn. This trope comes into play once the [[DemonicSpiders Havanski Atomic Bomber]] appears--it drops A-bombs that will destroy ''every player on the screen'' ''[[OneHitKill regardless of shielding]]'' should one of them even ''touch'' the ground before being destroyed.

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** And similar to the example of Final Fantasy's ''Final Fantasy''[='=]s malboros described above, if your party is confused but has high defense stats, they will ineffectively bash each other with their weapons--but magic attacks don't undo confusion, so the enemy can still Frizz you to death!
* ''VideoGame/{{Heavy Weapon}}'s'' Weapon}}''[='=]s UpdatedRerelease for the Xbox360 has the [[CoOpMultiplayer War Party]] [[EndlessGame Survival]] mode, in which players have infinite lives, but get a respawn timer that gets longer for each time they die. The game only ends once all player tanks are dead and have yet to respawn. This trope comes into play once the [[DemonicSpiders Havanski Atomic Bomber]] appears--it drops A-bombs that will destroy ''every player on the screen'' ''[[OneHitKill screen [[OneHitKill regardless of shielding]]'' should one of them even ''touch'' the ground before being destroyed.



* Certain dumb actions in ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}}'' may results in this. Usually by casting powerful A.O.E. spells like fireball when the enemy's engaged in melee will result in tons of damage to the players. In certain crowded areas, trying to outrun a large amount of enemies engaged in battle may results in one as well.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' the entire party of four can be loaded into a single Bandit Technical, if the player behind the wheel is a bad enough driver, this can occur quite quickly.
* This is pretty much the expected ending in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' for both fortress mode and adventure mode. Merely one way to achieve TPK in adventure mode is trying to ford a river in the fall; if the freeze happens while you and your party (if you have one) are in the river, everyone is instantly frozen and killed. Traveling at night when explicitly warned about boogeymen is another easy way to tempt fate. In fortress mode, there are as many stupid/accidental/avoidable ways to destroy your own fortress as there are fortresses. There's a ''reason'' why the game's motto is "Losing is Fun!".
* The Dullahan, the BonusBoss of the second and third ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' games is notorious for this, mosty because he spams a move the renders all your Djinn useless. Meaning your stats take a dive, your most useful spells (like multiheal and revives) are no longer useable, and your high-damage summmon spells are no longer available. Oh, and he also can summon Charon, the ultimate Venus summon, which has a chance of auto-killing all targets.

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* Certain dumb actions in ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}}'' may results result in this. Usually by casting powerful A.O.E. spells like fireball when the enemy's engaged in melee melee, which will result in tons of damage to the players. In certain crowded areas, trying to outrun a large amount of enemies engaged in battle may results result in one as well.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' 2}}'', the entire party of four can be loaded into a single Bandit Technical, if Technical. If the player behind the wheel is a bad enough driver, this can occur quite quickly.
* This is pretty much the expected ending in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' for both fortress mode Fortress Mode and adventure mode. Merely one Adventure Mode. One way to achieve TPK in adventure mode Adventure Mode is trying to ford a river in the fall; if the freeze happens while you and your party (if you have one) are in the river, everyone is instantly frozen and killed. Traveling at night when explicitly warned about boogeymen is another easy way to tempt fate. In fortress mode, Fortress Mode, there are as many stupid/accidental/avoidable ways to destroy your own fortress as there are fortresses. There's a ''reason'' why the game's motto is "Losing is Fun!".
* The Dullahan, the BonusBoss of the second and third ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' games games, is notorious for this, mosty mostly because he spams a move the that renders all your Djinn useless. Meaning useless--meaning your stats take a dive, your most useful spells (like multiheal and revives) are no longer useable, usable, and your high-damage summmon summon spells are no longer available. Oh, and he also can summon Charon, the ultimate Venus summon, which has a chance of auto-killing all targets.



* The Tower Raid level is infamous for this in Warface, where it requires amazing teamwork and communication among several experienced players with high level weaponry to even attempt to avoid this trope.

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* The Tower Raid level is infamous for this in Warface, ''VideoGame/{{Warface}}'', where it requires amazing teamwork and communication among several experienced players with high level high-level weaponry to even attempt to avoid this trope.



* ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'' gives a guide on what's an appropriate TPK

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* ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'' gives a guide on what's an appropriate TPKTPK:



* The end of the Ruby arc of the original ''NuzlockeComics'' had this occur to the last remnants of Ruby's team against [[TrueFinalBoss Steven]], thus setting up his FailureKnight status for the [=FireRed=] arc.

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* The end of the Ruby ''Ruby'' arc of the original ''NuzlockeComics'' ''Webcomic/NuzlockeComics'' had this occur to the last remnants of Ruby's ''Ruby''[='=]s team against [[TrueFinalBoss Steven]], thus setting up his FailureKnight status for the [=FireRed=] ''[=FireRed=]'' arc.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler:Meenah]] does this intentionally to her own party with a massive bomb. [[spoiler:This allows them to live on as ghosts, as opposed to being obliterated by the scratch, which would have meant absolute death]].
** And then again when [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Her Imperious Condescension]] and a [[BigBad Caliborn]]-possessed [[HeroKiller Jack Noir]] [[StuffBlowingUp obliterate the moons of Prospit and Derse]] in the human post-scratch session. And yet, all four Nobles were on their quest beds in the moons' cores, and thus [[CameBackStrong all four god-tiered]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain instantly]]]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler:Meenah]] does this intentionally to her own party with a massive bomb. [[spoiler:This allows them to live on as ghosts, as opposed to being obliterated by the scratch, Scratch, which would have meant absolute death]].
** And then again when [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Her Imperious Condescension]] and a [[BigBad Caliborn]]-possessed [[HeroKiller Jack Noir]] [[StuffBlowingUp obliterate the moons of Prospit and Derse]] in the human post-scratch post-Scratch session. And yet, all four Nobles were on their quest beds in the moons' cores, and thus [[CameBackStrong all four god-tiered]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain instantly]]]].



* ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'' is a CampaignComic covering ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', and instead of the king and queen dying tragically in a storm, they, and other player characters, die in a battle against pirates and sea monsters. The new characters they draw up are the film's main cast.

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* ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'' is a CampaignComic covering ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', and instead ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''. Instead of the king and queen dying tragically in a storm, they, they and all the other player characters, characters die in a battle against pirates and sea monsters. The new characters they the players draw up after this are the film's main cast.
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* Has actually happened to the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] more than once. The one that best fits the trope would be when the alien Despero comes to Earth with Superman-level strength and invulnerability, wipes out the entire JLI-era League, and leaves... at which point it's revealed to the reader that the actual TPK part of the fight had taken place entirely in Despero's mind thanks to the ComicBook/MartianManhunter's mental powers. Think of it as an RPG with Despero as unwitting GameMaster.

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* Has actually happened to the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] more than once. The one that best fits the trope would be when the alien Despero comes to Earth with Superman-level strength and invulnerability, wipes out the entire JLI-era League, and leaves... at which point it's revealed to the reader that the actual TPK part of the fight had taken place entirely in Despero's mind thanks to the ComicBook/MartianManhunter's mental powers. Think of it as an RPG with Despero as unwitting GameMaster.



* In ComicBook/SevenSoldiers, Greg Saunder's team (mostly comprised of wannabes and knock-offs) took out the giant spider that they were originally hunting, but didn't consider the possibility that it might have had company and got swiftly wiped out by the Sheeda invasion force.
* All of ComicBook/AlphaFlight, which, granted, are mostly C list by fame, got killed in a Bendis penned ComicBook/NewAvengers in a WorfBarrage moment. After that, two of them were shown to be NotQuiteDead and those that weren't have apparently [[DeathIsCheap come back anyway]].
* The UrExample of this Trope for comic books was the original ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' - small fishing town, enemy with a nuke, and DC canceling the title.
* Of all the superheroes listed above, most eventually came back from the dead. An exception was in the early issues of DCComics' ''Eclipso'' comic, after the titular villain had conquered a BananaRepublic. A rag-tag group of C-listers flew south to try and oust him. He TPK'd them, then left them to rot in the sun. (Several of them are classic examples of AffirmativeActionLegacy turning into CListFodder -- DC has been doing that since the early 90s.)

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* In ComicBook/SevenSoldiers, ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'', Greg Saunder's team (mostly comprised of wannabes and knock-offs) took out the giant spider that they were originally hunting, but didn't consider the possibility that it might have had company and got swiftly wiped out by the Sheeda invasion force.
* All of ComicBook/AlphaFlight, which, granted, are mostly C list C-list by fame, got killed in a Bendis penned ComicBook/NewAvengers Bendis-penned ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' in a WorfBarrage moment. After that, two of them were shown to be NotQuiteDead and those that weren't have apparently [[DeathIsCheap come back anyway]].
* The UrExample of this Trope trope for comic books was the original ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' - small ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol''--small fishing town, enemy with a nuke, and DC canceling the title.
* Of all the superheroes listed above, most eventually came back from the dead. An exception was in the early issues of DCComics' Creator/DCComics' ''Eclipso'' comic, after the titular villain had conquered a BananaRepublic. A rag-tag group of C-listers flew south to try and oust him. He TPK'd them, then left them to rot in the sun. (Several of them are classic examples of AffirmativeActionLegacy turning into CListFodder -- DC CListFodder--DC has been doing that since the early 90s.'90s.)



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* Occurred in ''Film/TheGamers''. Well... sort of. [[spoiler: The characters didn't die, but they did show up in the real world and kill all of their players, GM included.]]
** ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising''. [[spoiler:Within the first 5 minutes, the entire party dies.]]
* ''TheWildBunch'' almost begins with one as most of the bandits are killed when they try to rob a bank and instead ride right into a trap. The survivors flee to Mexico where [[spoiler: they end up taking on entire army garrison fully aware that they will probably not make it out alive. They don't.]] The bounty hunters chasing them [[spoiler: are so thrilled to grab the bodies for the bounties that they ride right into a rebel ambush and are wiped out]].

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* Occurred in ''Film/TheGamers''. Well... sort of. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The characters didn't die, but they did show up in the real world and kill all of their players, GM included.]]
included]].
** ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising''. [[spoiler:Within the first 5 minutes, the entire party dies.]]
dies]].
* ''TheWildBunch'' ''Film/TheWildBunch'' almost begins with one as most of the bandits are killed when they try to rob a bank and instead ride right into a trap. The survivors flee to Mexico where [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they end up taking on entire army garrison fully aware that they will probably not make it out alive. They don't.]] The bounty hunters chasing them [[spoiler: are so thrilled to grab the bodies for the bounties that they ride right into a rebel ambush and are wiped out]].



* In one of history's most famous wars, [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Team Troy]] decided it might be [[SarcasmMode smart]] to roll the opposing team's [[TrojanHorse giant horse]] [[TooDumbToLive into their base.]] What followed was a lot of [[BackStab back stabbery]] that resulted in a TPK.

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* In one of history's most famous wars, [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Team Troy]] decided it might be [[SarcasmMode smart]] to roll the opposing team's [[TrojanHorse giant horse]] [[TooDumbToLive into their base.]] base]]. What followed was a lot of [[BackStab back stabbery]] backstabbery]] that resulted in a TPK.



* In ''Game Night'' by Jonny Nexus, [[spoiler:this occurs at the end of the book.]]
* In the book "Ready Player One", [[spoiler: at the end of the book there is a massive battle between tens of thousands of "gunter" avatars (the game is mostly set in a futuristic virtual reality called the OASIS) and the avatars of the IOI, the main enemies of the book, as the main characters try to reach the crystal gate which holds the ultimate objective of the story. Upon realising that the three remaining main characters were about to enter this gate, the IOI activate their chekhov's gun: the Catalyst, an artifact which kills the avatars of absolutely every player in the entire sector of space. Permanently. It is earlier stated that a very large percentage of the entire population of the OASIS was present at this fight. Considering that the OASIS is pretty much used by every single person in the world, thats one heck of a TPK. the only reason the story doesn't end there is due to another Chekhov's gun, a magical Quarter found earlier in the book by the protagonist which turned out to grant an extra life, and due to IOI having some backup troops hanging around just outside the sector of space that got nuked.]] There goes the neighbourhood.

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* In ''Game Night'' by Jonny Nexus, [[spoiler:this occurs at the end of the book.]]
book]].
* In the book "Ready Player One", [[spoiler: at ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'', [[spoiler:at the end of the book there is a massive battle between tens of thousands of "gunter" avatars (the game is mostly set in a futuristic virtual reality called the OASIS) and the avatars of the IOI, the main enemies of the book, as the main characters try to reach the crystal gate which holds the ultimate objective of the story. Upon realising realizing that the three remaining main characters were about to enter this gate, the IOI activate their chekhov's Chekhov's gun: the Catalyst, an artifact which kills the avatars of absolutely every player in the entire sector of space. Permanently. It is earlier stated that a very large percentage of the entire population of the OASIS was present at this fight. Considering that the OASIS is pretty much used by every single person in the world, thats that's one heck of a TPK. the The only reason the story doesn't end there is due to another Chekhov's gun, a gun--a magical Quarter found earlier in the book by the protagonist protagonist, which turned out to grant an extra life, and due to life--and IOI having some backup troops hanging around just outside the sector of space that got nuked.]] nuked]]. There goes the neighbourhood.neighborhood.



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* ''Series/BlakesSeven'' - The final episode ends with all the regular characters getting ambushed and killed by the forces of TheEmpire. Extra points for the team's second leader bloodily slaughtering the returning original leader out of paranoia.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' - [[spoiler: 2014!Dean]]'s run against the Devil in [[spoiler: "The End"]] leads to everyone except the guy who's not from then dying, one way or another.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - The study group are forced to play a video game created as a competition for Conelius Hawthorne's inheritance. While the group sticks together, Gilbert Lawson goes against them. He manages to pull this trope twice against them, nearly three times if it weren't due to [[ButtMonkey Britta]] [[AchievementsInIgnorance accidentally creating a poison instead of a strength potion]]. That said, the entire group manages to be killed by [[GoddamnedBats the hippies]] immediately after respawning from Gilbert's second party kill.
* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' first season episode "The Nox" SG-1 attempts to ambush Apophis but he surprises them with a DeflectorShield and kills them all. However the locals happen to have the necessary technology to revive the dead.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven'' - ''Series/BlakesSeven'': The final episode ends with all the regular characters getting ambushed and killed by the forces of TheEmpire. Extra points for the team's second leader bloodily slaughtering the returning original leader out of paranoia.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' - [[spoiler: 2014!Dean]]'s ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': [[spoiler:2014!Dean]]'s run against the Devil [[spoiler:Sam!]]Lucifer in [[spoiler: "The [[spoiler:"The End"]] leads to everyone except the guy who's not [[spoiler:2009!Dean]]--who was from then dying, an earlier point in the timeline and kept alive mainly to be taught a lesson--dying, one way or another.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - ''Series/{{Community}}'': The study group are forced to play a video game created as a competition for Conelius Hawthorne's inheritance. While the group sticks together, Gilbert Lawson goes against them. He manages to pull this trope twice against them, nearly three times and would have succeeded a third time if it weren't due to for [[ButtMonkey Britta]] [[AchievementsInIgnorance accidentally creating a poison instead of a strength potion]]. That said, the entire group manages to be killed by [[GoddamnedBats the hippies]] immediately after respawning from Gilbert's second party kill.
* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' first season first-season episode "The Nox" Nox", SG-1 attempts to ambush Apophis but he surprises them with a DeflectorShield and kills them all. However However, the locals happen to have the necessary technology to revive the dead.



* According to an anecdote by the late, great E. Gary Gygax, an adventuring party in a game he ran somehow screwed up royally and got killed by some kobolds. What makes this notable is that EGG decided to give experience points to the ''kobolds''... who leveled up and killed the next party he sent up against them! They ended up becoming a sort of anti-adventuring party who kept killing group after group.

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* According to an anecdote by the late, great E. Gary Gygax, an adventuring party in a game he ran somehow screwed up royally and got killed by some kobolds. What makes this notable is that EGG decided to give experience points to the ''kobolds''... who leveled up and killed the next party he sent up against them! They ended up becoming a sort of anti-adventuring party who kept killing group after group.



** To the point where ''FullFrontalNerdity'' asked the world to finally let the joke die.

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** To the point where ''FullFrontalNerdity'' ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'' asked the world to finally let the joke die.



** If a game goes on too long, the GM is explicitly recommended to have something explode and kill everyone. [[MadeOfExplodium This being Alpha Complex, "something" is very loosely defined, up to and including shoe polish.]]
* The nicer ''DarkHeresy'' and ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' games end like this. The bad ones don't bear thinking about.
** That's a bit of an exaggeration; unlike in Call of Cthulhu, the player characters have Fate Points that allow them to escape death (until they run out, that is).

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** If a game goes on too long, the GM is explicitly recommended to have something explode and kill everyone. [[MadeOfExplodium This being Alpha Complex, "something" is very loosely defined, up to and including shoe polish.]]
polish]].
* The nicer ''DarkHeresy'' ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' and ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' games end like this. The bad ones don't bear thinking about.
** That's a bit of an exaggeration; unlike in Call ''Call of Cthulhu, Cthulhu'', the player characters have Fate Points that allow them to escape death (until they run out, that is).



* So much expected in ''DarkSun'' that players are advised to have '''three''' backup characters handy at any given time.

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* So much expected in ''DarkSun'' ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' that players are advised to have '''three''' backup characters handy at any given time.



* The NinjaBurger RPG is built on the assumption that your character will die frequently. The average player is expected to go through three or four ninja per game since simply being ''seen'' by any NPC forces the player to roll on a random table of punishments... a good chunk of which are instant death.

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* The NinjaBurger ''TabletopGame/NinjaBurger'' RPG is built on the assumption that your character will die frequently. The average player is expected to go through three or four ninja per game since simply being ''seen'' by any NPC forces the player to roll on a random table of punishments... a good chunk of which are instant death.



* Can potentially happen fairly easily in ''{{GURPS}}'' due to its general emphasis on "realism". Characters (of the human persuasion, at least) don't have many hit points, weapons can do sizable amounts of damage relative to HP totals, simply getting hurt at all brings various temporary penalties with it that make it easier for an enemy to slip ''another'' hit in before the character recovers, and while dropping to zero hit points only risks unconsciousness instead of death (rolls for that only start at fully negative HP), an unconscious character is still out of the fight and makes taking out the rest of the group as well that much easier.
* ''TabletopGame/StarsWithoutNumber'': this is why you should be really careful when using a spike drive, and is why piracy is not necessarily a viable way of making a living.
* ''[[{{TabletopGame/Forsooth}} Forsooth!]]'': It's not uncommon for games to end with the remaining protagonists dying in the last scene a la TitusAndronicus. Forsooth! games only end when all characters are either married or dead. In Tragedy games it is likely that more of them will die than marry.

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* Can potentially happen fairly easily in ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' due to its general emphasis on "realism". Characters (of the human persuasion, at least) don't have many hit points, weapons can do sizable amounts of damage relative to HP totals, simply getting hurt at all brings various temporary penalties with it that make it easier for an enemy to slip ''another'' hit in before the character recovers, and while dropping to zero hit points only risks unconsciousness instead of death (rolls for that only start at fully negative HP), an unconscious character is still out of the fight and makes taking out the rest of the group as well that much easier.
* ''TabletopGame/StarsWithoutNumber'': this This is why you should be really careful when using a spike drive, and is why piracy is not necessarily a viable way of making a living.
* ''[[{{TabletopGame/Forsooth}} Forsooth!]]'': It's not uncommon for games to end with the remaining protagonists dying in the last scene a à la TitusAndronicus. Forsooth! ''Forsooth!'' games only end when all characters are either married or dead. In Tragedy games it is likely that more of them will die than marry.



* iD Software's internal ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' campaign, as documented in David Kushner's ''Masters of Doom'', ended when John Romero's character traded a demon-summoning tome for the [[InfinityPlusOneSword sword his group had been after the whole game]], after which the book was used to summon an army of demons (literally, every demon in the books, several times over) to infest the realm, and the game ended when said demons wiped out humanity. It's not so much a Total Party Kill as it is a "[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt total world kill]]", though...

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* iD Software's internal ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' campaign, as documented in David Kushner's ''Masters of Doom'', ended when John Romero's character traded a demon-summoning tome for the [[InfinityPlusOneSword sword his group had been after the whole game]], after which the book was used to summon an army of demons (literally, every demon in the books, several times over) to infest the realm, and the game ended when said demons wiped out humanity. It's not so much a Total Party Kill as it is a "[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt total world kill]]", [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Total World Kill]], though...



* ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}''''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'':



** The Dark Savant trilogy had what was known as the "Boffo" endings; where, if you took a particular path, everyone died. [[spoiler:In Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge, the "Boffo" was giving the wrong answer to one of the final bosses. Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant had the "Boffo" as taking the totally selfish/unchivalric option at the end of the game (taking the GLOBE instead of the GIRL). Wizardry 8 pulled the stops out on the "Boffo" which resulted in not only your party, but the whole world exploding, if you neglected to disarm a certain bomb before heading off to the endgame...]]
** [[TeleFrag teleporting into a rock]] [[FinalDeath perma-kills]] your entire party.

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** The Dark Savant ''Dark Savant'' trilogy had what was known as the "Boffo" endings; where, if you took a particular path, everyone died. [[spoiler:In Wizardry ''Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge, Forge'', the "Boffo" was giving the wrong answer to one of the final bosses. Wizardry ''Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant Savant'' had the "Boffo" as taking the totally selfish/unchivalric option at the end of the game (taking the GLOBE instead of the GIRL). Wizardry 8 pulled the stops out on the "Boffo" which resulted in not only your party, but the whole world exploding, if you neglected to disarm a certain bomb before heading off to the endgame...]]
** [[TeleFrag teleporting Teleporting into a rock]] [[FinalDeath perma-kills]] your entire party.



* ''YggdraUnion'': If you got the attack order wrong, misplaced a character or screwed by the weapon disadvantage, or the RNG hates you, there's a good chance that your whole union will go head over heels over the enemy.

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* ''YggdraUnion'': ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'': If you got the attack order wrong, misplaced a character or screwed by the weapon disadvantage, or the RNG hates you, there's a good chance that your whole union will go head over heels over the enemy.



** In the final battle against the Lich King, [[spoiler: [[ForegoneConclusion this WILL happen as a cutscene.]] Arthas raises his sword and smashes it into the ground, doing well over [[OneHitKill 800,000 damage.]]]] What's even worse is that [[spoiler: You ''cannot resurrect'' from this, the Release Spirit button stating [[OhCrap "Your soul belongs to the Lich King now."]]. Fortunately, though, Tirion breaks the sword that captured everyone's souls, and the released souls completely encircle and restrain the Lich King, turning the final 10% of the fight into a CurbStompBattle.]]

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** In the final battle against the Lich King, [[spoiler: [[ForegoneConclusion [[spoiler:[[ForegoneConclusion this WILL happen as a cutscene.]] cutscene]]. Arthas raises his sword and smashes it into the ground, doing well over [[OneHitKill 800,000 damage.]]]] What's even worse is that [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You ''cannot resurrect'' from this, the this. The Release Spirit button stating will state [[OhCrap "Your soul belongs to the Lich King now."]]. now"]]. Fortunately, though, Tirion breaks the sword that captured everyone's souls, and the released souls completely encircle and restrain the Lich King, turning the final 10% of the fight into a CurbStompBattle.]]CurbStompBattle]].



** Your party can also be wiped out by a Great Malboro, not only if you're under-leveled, but as a result of being ''over-leveled'' (specifically in Evasion) and not protected from its immediate status effects. Having the whole party rendered confused, blind and poisoned results in an excruciatingly slow death as each member constantly successfully dodges the others' attacks, while slowly dying from the poison. It's possible that the Malboro will attack you and break confusion, giving you a chance to escape - but if you're not lucky, all you can do is sit there and watch, because there's literally nothing you can do about it. And Great Malboros always get to attack first, and always open with Bad Breath.

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** Your party can also be wiped out by a Great Malboro, not only if you're under-leveled, but as a result of being ''over-leveled'' (specifically in Evasion) and not protected from its immediate status effects. Having the whole party rendered confused, blind and poisoned results in an excruciatingly slow death as each member constantly successfully dodges the others' attacks, while slowly dying from the poison. It's possible that the Malboro will attack you and break confusion, giving you a chance to escape - but escape--but if you're not lucky, all you can do is sit there and watch, because there's literally nothing you can do about it. And Great Malboros always get to attack first, and always open with Bad Breath.



* ''VideoGame/MOTHER1'' has the [[HopelessBossFight R703x robots]], a trio of robot enemies - each of which are the upgraded version of the previous - that appear at certain points in the story to block your way. A normal battle with these guys is a guaranteed Total Party Kill. Two of them, R7037 and [=R7038XX=], can only be defeated in specific ways by borrowing a guy's tank (which breaks right after, oops) and the HeroicSacrifice of your RobotBuddy EVE respectively.
** The middle of these, the R7038, can't be defeated at all and will ''always'' wipe out your party. (People have hacked the game to discover that even if you somehow mange to lower its HP to 0, it still won't be defeated.) However, right after the party is wiped out, a friend of yours will appear in the [[BrickJoke newly rebuilt tank]] that was used to defeat the R7037 and [[BigDamnHeroes obliterate it.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MOTHER1'' has the [[HopelessBossFight R703x robots]], a trio of robot enemies - each enemies--each of which are the upgraded version of the previous - that previous--that appear at certain points in the story to block your way. A normal battle with these guys is a guaranteed Total Party Kill. Two of them, R7037 and [=R7038XX=], can only be defeated in specific ways by borrowing a guy's tank (which breaks right after, oops) and the HeroicSacrifice of your RobotBuddy EVE respectively.
** The middle of these, the R7038, can't be defeated at all and will ''always'' wipe out your party. (People have hacked the game to discover that even if you somehow mange to lower its HP to 0, it still won't be defeated.) However, right after the party is wiped out, a friend of yours will appear in the [[BrickJoke newly rebuilt tank]] that was used to defeat the R7037 and [[BigDamnHeroes obliterate it.]]it]].



** And similar to the example of Final Fantasy's malboros described above, if your party is confused but has high defense stats, they will ineffectively bash each other with their weapons - but magic attacks don't undo confusion, so the enemy can still Frizz you to death!
* ''VideoGame/{{Heavy Weapon}}'s'' UpdatedRerelease for the Xbox360 has the [[CoOpMultiplayer War Party]] [[EndlessGame Survival]] mode, in which players have infinite lives, but get a respawn timer that gets longer for each time they die. The game only ends once all player tanks are dead and have yet to respawn. This trope comes into play once the [[DemonicSpiders Havanski Atomic Bomber]] appears- it drops A-bombs that will destroy ''every player on the screen'' ''[[OneHitKill regardless of shielding]]'' should one of them even ''touch'' the ground before being destroyed.
* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', the Nameless One is separated from his companions when they enter the [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Fortress of Regrets]]. The Transcendent One kills them all, one by one, but [[spoiler: the Nameless One resurrects them at the end.]]

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** And similar to the example of Final Fantasy's malboros described above, if your party is confused but has high defense stats, they will ineffectively bash each other with their weapons - but weapons--but magic attacks don't undo confusion, so the enemy can still Frizz you to death!
* ''VideoGame/{{Heavy Weapon}}'s'' UpdatedRerelease for the Xbox360 has the [[CoOpMultiplayer War Party]] [[EndlessGame Survival]] mode, in which players have infinite lives, but get a respawn timer that gets longer for each time they die. The game only ends once all player tanks are dead and have yet to respawn. This trope comes into play once the [[DemonicSpiders Havanski Atomic Bomber]] appears- it appears--it drops A-bombs that will destroy ''every player on the screen'' ''[[OneHitKill regardless of shielding]]'' should one of them even ''touch'' the ground before being destroyed.
* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', the Nameless One is separated from his companions when they enter the [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Fortress of Regrets]]. The Transcendent One kills them all, one by one, but [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Nameless One resurrects them at the end.]]end]].



* In the LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts' LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'', one of their attempts at level 9-7 ended up as this when all four of them [[CrowningMomentOfFunny make the same jump into a Piranha Plant.]]

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* In the LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts' LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'', one of their attempts at level 9-7 ended up as this when all four of them [[CrowningMomentOfFunny make the same jump into a Piranha Plant.]]Plant]].



--> 1430. If the party goes out like ''Film/ThreeHundred'', that's cool. ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' not so much.
** Mr. Welch is also not allowed to mention [[NoodleIncident that time when they were nearly TPK'd by a Jerboa.]]
* Happens regularly in ''Literature/BinderOfShame''. The record is three [=TPKs=] in a single night - the narrator left when someone suggested they start playing for a fourth time, and apparently they managed several more without him.

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--> 1430.-->1430. If the party goes out like ''Film/ThreeHundred'', that's cool. ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' not so much.
** Mr. Welch is also not allowed to mention [[NoodleIncident that time when they were nearly TPK'd by a Jerboa.]]
Jerboa]].
* Happens regularly in ''Literature/BinderOfShame''. The record is three [=TPKs=] in a single night - the night--the narrator left when someone suggested they start playing for a fourth time, and apparently they managed several more without him.



* Briefly discussed in ''WebOriginal/CriticalRole''. Creator/LiamOBrien starts chanting "TPK" when the party is trapped in [[ConvectionSchmonvection a room with an active lava flow while two of their members are petrified and another has been charmed and kidnapped.]] Luckily everyone makes it out intact - except for Liam's character, who briefly falls unconscious and permanently burns his foot. The entire group also seems convinced their fight with K'varn, [[spoiler: a modified beholder]], will kill them all. [[spoiler: Again, everybody makes it out alive.]]

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* Briefly discussed in ''WebOriginal/CriticalRole''. Creator/LiamOBrien starts chanting "TPK" when the party is trapped in [[ConvectionSchmonvection a room with an active lava flow while two of their members are petrified and another has been charmed and kidnapped.]] kidnapped]]. Luckily everyone makes it out intact - except intact--except for Liam's character, who briefly falls unconscious and permanently burns his foot. The entire group also seems convinced their fight with K'varn, [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a modified beholder]], will kill them all. [[spoiler: Again, [[spoiler:Again, everybody makes it out alive.]]alive]].



* This happens to the party in the Fantasy storyline of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' on occasion. It's a reason never to let your party's Fire Mage put all of his skill points into that Fireball spell... Good thing DeathIsCheap and Death of Insanely Overpowered Fireballs is woefully incompetent...

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* This happens to the party in the Fantasy storyline of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' on occasion. It's a reason why you never to let your party's Fire Mage put all of his skill points into that Fireball spell... Good thing spell. Fortunately, DeathIsCheap and Death of Insanely Overpowered Fireballs is woefully incompetent...incompetent.



* Sometimes one idiot can ruin an entire session of ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'', [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/93/ as proved]] by ''TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom''.

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* Sometimes one idiot can ruin an entire session of ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'', [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/93/ as proved]] by ''TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom''.''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom''.



* In ''Webcomic/LeftoverSoup'', [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=169 Lily forces her players to try 4th edition this way.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:LaResistance of Azure City, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0827.html bar one survivor]], ends up like this after being ambushed by [[TheDragon Redcloak]].]]

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* In ''Webcomic/LeftoverSoup'', [[http://leftoversoup.com/archive.php?num=169 Lily forces her players to try 4th edition this way.]]
way]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:LaResistance of Azure City, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0827.html bar one survivor]], ends up like this after being ambushed by [[TheDragon Redcloak]].]]Redcloak]]]].



* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler:Meenah]] does this intentionally to her own party with a massive bomb. [[spoiler: This allows them to live on as ghosts, as opposed to being obliterated by the scratch, which would have meant absolute death]].
** And then again when [[spoiler: [[TheDragon Her Imperious Condescension]] and a [[BigBad Caliborn]]-possessed [[HeroKiller Jack Noir]] [[StuffBlowingUp obliterate the moons of Prospit and Derse]] in the human post-scratch session. And yet, all four Nobles were on their quest beds in the moons' cores, and thus [[CameBackStrong all four god-tiered]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain instantly.]]]]
** Again in [[spoiler:[S] GAME OVER,]] when [[spoiler:Her Imperious Condescension arrives on LOFAF and starts going on a rampage. In the ensuing battle, seven members of the main cast die. Karkat is stabbed in the chest by Gamzee and falls into the LavaPit. Kanaya cuts Gamzee [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe in half]] with her chainsaw, but is then immediately disintegrated by the Condesce's EyeBeam. Jane is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice on the Unbreakable Katana along with Jake, who dies trying to save her from Aranea. Dave fights to defend Jade's corpse from Bec Noir and Bec!PM, but Bec and PM attack at the same time and stab Dave in the chest with their swords. Rose is stabbed in the chest by the Condesce's trident, but Roxy manages to grab Rose at the last second and teleport away. Aranea attempts to throw the rest of the planets themselves at the Condesce to kill her, but Terezi breaks her concentration. Aranea mind controls Terezi into stabbing herself in the chest with her cane before being flung to the ground like a ragdoll, but Terezi manages to survive. The Condesce then grabs Aranea by the throat, forces the Ring of Life off her finger, and snaps Aranea's neck before dropping her body into the flames. Even worse, everyone who was a [[RessurectiveImmortality God Tier]] died either Heroically or Justly, which means they can't revive on their own. The wounds Rose and Terezi are both eventually fatal as well.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler:Meenah]] does this intentionally to her own party with a massive bomb. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This allows them to live on as ghosts, as opposed to being obliterated by the scratch, which would have meant absolute death]].
** And then again when [[spoiler: [[TheDragon [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Her Imperious Condescension]] and a [[BigBad Caliborn]]-possessed [[HeroKiller Jack Noir]] [[StuffBlowingUp obliterate the moons of Prospit and Derse]] in the human post-scratch session. And yet, all four Nobles were on their quest beds in the moons' cores, and thus [[CameBackStrong all four god-tiered]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain instantly.]]]]
instantly]]]].
** Again in [[spoiler:[S] GAME OVER,]] OVER]], when [[spoiler:Her Imperious Condescension arrives on LOFAF and starts going on a rampage. In the ensuing battle, seven members of the main cast die. Karkat is stabbed in the chest by Gamzee and falls into the LavaPit. Kanaya cuts Gamzee [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe in half]] with her chainsaw, but is then immediately disintegrated by the Condesce's EyeBeam. Jane is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice on the Unbreakable Katana along with Jake, who dies trying to save her from Aranea. Dave fights to defend Jade's corpse from Bec Noir and Bec!PM, but Bec and PM attack at the same time and stab Dave in the chest with their swords. Rose is stabbed in the chest by the Condesce's trident, but Roxy manages to grab Rose at the last second and teleport away. Aranea attempts to throw the rest of the planets themselves at the Condesce to kill her, but Terezi breaks her concentration. Aranea mind controls mind-controls Terezi into stabbing herself in the chest with her cane before being flung to the ground like a ragdoll, rag doll, but Terezi manages to survive. The Condesce then grabs Aranea by the throat, forces the Ring of Life off her finger, and snaps Aranea's neck before dropping her body into the flames. Even worse, everyone who was a [[RessurectiveImmortality at [[ResurrectiveImmortality God Tier]] died either Heroically or Justly, which means they can't revive on their own. The wounds Rose and Terezi receive are both eventually fatal as well.]] well]].
6th Dec '15 5:49:22 PM nombretomado
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* In SevenSoldiers, Greg Saunder's team (mostly comprised of wannabes and knock-offs) took out the giant spider that they were originally hunting, but didn't consider the possibility that it might have had company and got swiftly wiped out by the Sheeda invasion force.

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* In SevenSoldiers, ComicBook/SevenSoldiers, Greg Saunder's team (mostly comprised of wannabes and knock-offs) took out the giant spider that they were originally hunting, but didn't consider the possibility that it might have had company and got swiftly wiped out by the Sheeda invasion force.
2nd Dec '15 1:45:44 PM AnotherGamer
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* Interesting variation in in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Many, many, many bosses have abilities that can wipe out the entire party in one go if you don't know what you're doing. Unlike most games, however, FFXII expects you to deal with it by calling in the reserves (if they get wiped out before the main party is rezzed, well...I hope you enjoy the gentle ambiance of the Game Over screen). Unfortunately, not everyone remembers to train the reserves, since LeakedExperience in the game doesn't work that way.
** The most infamous instance of this trope is ThatOneBoss, BonusBoss Zodiark, who has Darkja, an attack which not only does high magic damage to the entire party that cannot be avoided, but it also has a chance to inflict Instant Death. That doesn't sound so bad, except ''XII'' is one of the very few games in the series where this is ''no'' form of equipment that grants protection from OneHitKill attacks. Ergo, Zodiark has the potential to instantly kill off your entire active party regardless of their HP or level, and there is nothing you can do but pray.
*** [[GuideDangIt Or pull two people back into the reserves before it goes off, and Shell the leader to at least halve the ID chance.]]

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* Interesting variation in in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Many, many, many bosses have abilities ''Videogame/FinalFantasyI''. The final floor of the Floating Fortress. [=WarMECH=] / Death Machine shows up thanks to the RNG not landing on the 63/64 chance of a standard encounter. [=WarMECH=] casts NUKE/Flare. Assuming you haven't been doing any hardcore grinding, "TRPR party perished." And unless you're playing a version that can wipe allows on-the-spot saving, [[SaveGameLimits back to the beginning of the Mirage Tower for you!]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has [[FinalBoss Neo Exdeath]], who has not one, but ''three'' methods of wiping
out the entire party in one go if you don't know what you're doing. Unlike most games, however, FFXII expects you to deal with it by calling in turn.
** Firstly, he has
the reserves (if they get wiped out before the main party is rezzed, well...I hope you enjoy the gentle ambiance of the Game Over screen). Unfortunately, not everyone remembers ability to train the reserves, since LeakedExperience in the game doesn't work cast Almagest, a spell that way.
** The most infamous instance of this trope is ThatOneBoss, BonusBoss Zodiark, who has Darkja, an attack
inflicts the Sap status (constantly draining the party's health), instantly followed by Maelstrom, which not only does high magic reduces the party's health to single digits. Of course, he can also cast them the other way round, which is just as deadly, as Almagest also deals around 1600 damage to the entire party.
** Secondly, he has the spell Grand Cross, which can inflict Death on the entire party. Or Petrify.
** Thirdly, he has the spell Meteor, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin hits the
party that cannot be avoided, but it also has with 4 highly damaging meteors]], with a random target being chosen for each one.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' Advance had the bonus version of the Holy Dragon in the Dragon's Den, which can counter any attack with
a chance at Heartless Angel, an unblockable move that sets everyone's HP to inflict Instant Death. That doesn't sound 1. Keep in mind that counters don't interrupt the boss's action gauge, so bad, except ''XII'' it can take a turn normally RIGHT AFTER, which means it can use Searing Beam, an equally unblockable group targetting holy-elemental move on everyone. Oh, and holy element is the hardest one of the very few games to null in the series where this is ''no'' form of game, with only one single equipment that grants protection from OneHitKill attacks. Ergo, Zodiark has the potential to instantly kill off your entire active party regardless of their HP or level, and there is nothing you can do but pray.
***
[[GuideDangIt Or pull that requires painful amount of effort to obtain]]), and the Rage skill that can be used by two people back specific party members out of fourteen. If you're not prepared for it one way or another...
* How about the Bonus Bosses of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''? Emerald Weapon had an attack called Aire Tam Storm that did an unblockable 1111 HP of damage to every member of your party [[GuideDangIt for each materia they had equipped]]. And since each character's HP maxed out at 9999, if you made the honest mistake of going
into the reserves fight with ten or more materia on each character... say goodnight. Furthermore, the battle takes place with a twenty minute timer; if you didn't get the secret item to disable the countdown and the clock hit zero, total party wipe automatically.
** The time limit really isn't a factor. One way or another, the fight will be over by then.
** Although to those expecting this attack, it is easily taken advantage of, removing all difficulty from the entire fight. Simply put 2 materia on your characters and have them at 9999 health. Cue Aire Tam Storm, you now have your whole party in "Lucky 7s" mode.
** Ruby WEAPON is even worse. The first thing he does is banish the two of the party members on the sides completely from the battle with no way to bring them back, then digs his fingers into the ground to surround the third person with Ruby WEAPON on one side and two towering finger-tentacles on the other side (both of which can inflict all of the status ailments). The only way to avoid losing the party members is to go into the battle with them KO'd and wait for Ruby to implant his fingers, then revive them. Also, if you use Knights of the Round on Ruby, he counterattacks with Ultima, hitting the entire party ''hard''.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', junctioning 100 Death or Break spells to Attack-J allows you to OHKO any non-boss enemy susceptible to those spells. If Confuse is not junctioned to Status Defense, confused characters can easily destroy the entire party in a few turns. Multiple confused characters (say from Bad Breath or what have you) wielding 100 Death or Break spells in the Attack-J slot is a great example of this trope.
** The BonusBoss in ''Final Fantasy VIII'' has an attack that hits ten times, each attack targeting a random party member and hitting for over 3000 HP. Needless to say, it's TPK unless you had the foresight to bring items that make you invincible, equip the Defend command and use it just
before it goes off, the attack, or get saved by Phoenix.
** Or raise a [=GF=] defense
and Shell get a bit lucky. With HP maxed out on both your party and [=GFs=], you can survive this attack, though you will lose the leader [=GFs=] for the remainder of the battle. Then again, losing the elemental [=GFs=] is no sacrifice, since their attacks would heal Omega Weapon anyway.
** Or just rely on berserked Angel Wing Rinoa
to utterly destroy Omega ''before it even uses this attack''.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', it's possible to do this to yourself. Doomsday casts Darkness damage on everything on the field, both your party and the enemies, and being the most powerful spell in your arsenal, it's more than capable of wiping out your entire party along with the enemies. There are two ways around this: you can either merge the attack with Steiner's sword to focus it on a single enemy, or you can equip gear that will negate or [[HealThyself absorb]] darkness spells to each of your party members.
** And then there is [[BonusBoss Ozma]]. If you're unlucky enough, Ozma may cast Meteor at the beginning of the battle, and it will kill your entire party before your first turn.
** Similarly, climbing up the vines within Gizamaluke's Grotto leads you to a part of the world map that contain monsters that are
at least halve 50 levels above your party's levels and you won't actually see them on a regular basis until disc 3 or 4. You face off against dragons that can cast Thundaga on your party and wipe them out in one shot or cause the ID chance.]]Venom status that immobilizes the victim and has their HP and MP slowly drain. The other kind of monster in the area are large birds that can cast Firaga and Stop on your party. You're given a fair warning by a Moogle in the previous area to not climb up, so continuing anyway puts the blame on you.



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', it's possible to do this to yourself. Doomsday casts Darkness damage on everything on the field, both your party and the enemies, and being the most powerful spell in your arsenal, it's more than capable of wiping out your entire party along with the enemies. There are two ways around this: you can either merge the attack with Steiner's sword to focus it on a single enemy, or you can equip gear that will negate or [[HealThyself absorb]] darkness spells to each of your party members.
** And then there is [[BonusBoss Ozma]]. If you're unlucky enough, Ozma may cast Meteor at the beginning of the battle, and it will kill your entire party before your first turn.
** Similarly, climbing up the vines within Gizamaluke's Grotto leads you to a part of the world map that contain monsters that are at least 50 levels above your party's levels and you won't actually see them on a regular basis until disc 3 or 4. You face off against dragons that can cast Thundaga on your party and wipe them out in one shot or cause the Venom status that immobilizes the victim and has their HP and MP slowly drain. The other kind of monster in the area are large birds that can cast Firaga and Stop on your party. You're given a fair warning by a Moogle in the previous area to not climb up, so continuing anyway puts the blame on you.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', junctioning 100 Death or Break spells to Attack-J allows you to OHKO any non-boss enemy susceptible to those spells. If Confuse is not junctioned to Status Defense, confused characters can easily destroy the entire party in a few turns. Multiple confused characters (say from Bad Breath or what have you) wielding 100 Death or Break spells in the Attack-J slot is a great example of this trope.
** The BonusBoss in ''Final Fantasy VIII'' has an attack that hits ten times, each attack targeting a random party member and hitting for over 3000 HP. Needless to say, it's TPK unless you had the foresight to bring items that make you invincible, equip the Defend command and use it just before the attack, or get saved by Phoenix.
** Or raise a [=GF=] defense and get a bit lucky. With HP maxed out on both your party and [=GFs=], you can survive this attack, though you will lose the [=GFs=] for the remainder of the battle. Then again, losing the elemental [=GFs=] is no sacrifice, since their attacks would heal Omega Weapon anyway.
** Or just rely on berserked Angel Wing Rinoa to utterly destroy Omega ''before it even uses this attack''.
* How about the Bonus Bosses of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''? Emerald Weapon had an attack called Aire Tam Storm that did an unblockable 1111 HP of damage to every member of your party [[GuideDangIt for each materia they had equipped]]. And since each character's HP maxed out at 9999, if you made the honest mistake of going into the fight with ten or more materia on each character... say goodnight. Furthermore, the battle takes place with a twenty minute timer; if you didn't get the secret item to disable the countdown and the clock hit zero, total party wipe automatically.
** The time limit really isn't a factor. One way or another, the fight will be over by then.
** Although to those expecting this attack, it is easily taken advantage of, removing all difficulty from the entire fight. Simply put 2 materia on your characters and have them at 9999 health. Cue Aire Tam Storm, you now have your whole party in "Lucky 7s" mode.
** Ruby WEAPON is even worse. The first thing he does is banish the two of the party members on the sides completely from the battle with no way to bring them back, then digs his fingers into the ground to surround the third person with Ruby WEAPON on one side and two towering finger-tentacles on the other side (both of which can inflict all of the status ailments). The only way to avoid losing the party members is to go into the battle with them KO'd and wait for Ruby to implant his fingers, then revive them. Also, if you use Knights of the Round on Ruby, he counterattacks with Ultima, hitting the entire party ''hard''.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' Advance had the bonus version of the Holy Dragon in the Dragon's Den, which can counter any attack with a chance at Heartless Angel, an unblockable move that sets everyone's HP to 1. Keep in mind that counters don't interrupt the boss's action gauge, so it can take a turn normally RIGHT AFTER, which means it can use Searing Beam, an equally unblockable group targetting holy-elemental move on everyone. Oh, and holy element is the hardest one to null in the game, with only one single equipment [[GuideDangIt that requires painful amount of effort to obtain]]), and the Rage skill that can be used by two specific party members out of fourteen. If you're not prepared for it one way or another...
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has [[FinalBoss Neo Exdeath]], who has not one, but ''three'' methods of wiping out the entire party in one turn.
** Firstly, he has the ability to cast Almagest, a spell that inflicts the Sap status (constantly draining the party's health), instantly followed by Maelstrom, which reduces the party's health to single digits. Of course, he can also cast them the other way round, which is just as deadly, as Almagest also deals around 1600 damage to the entire party.
** Secondly, he has the spell Grand Cross, which can inflict Death on the entire party. Or Petrify.
** Thirdly, he has the spell Meteor, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin hits the party with 4 highly damaging meteors]], with a random target being chosen for each one.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', it's possible to do this to yourself. Doomsday casts Darkness damage on everything on the field, both your party and the enemies, and being the most powerful spell Interesting variation in your arsenal, it's more than capable of wiping out your entire party along with the enemies. There are two ways around this: you can either merge the attack with Steiner's sword to focus it on a single enemy, or you can equip gear that will negate or [[HealThyself absorb]] darkness spells to each of your party members.
** And then there is [[BonusBoss Ozma]]. If you're unlucky enough, Ozma may cast Meteor at the beginning of the battle, and it will kill your entire party before your first turn.
** Similarly, climbing up the vines within Gizamaluke's Grotto leads you to a part of the world map that contain monsters that are at least 50 levels above your party's levels and you won't actually see them on a regular basis until disc 3 or 4. You face off against dragons
in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Many, many, many bosses have abilities that can cast Thundaga on your party and wipe them out in one shot or cause the Venom status that immobilizes the victim and has their HP and MP slowly drain. The other kind of monster in the area are large birds that can cast Firaga and Stop on your party. You're given a fair warning by a Moogle in the previous area to not climb up, so continuing anyway puts the blame on you.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', junctioning 100 Death or Break spells to Attack-J allows you to OHKO any non-boss enemy susceptible to those spells. If Confuse is not junctioned to Status Defense, confused characters can easily destroy the entire party in a few turns. Multiple confused characters (say from Bad Breath or what have you) wielding 100 Death or Break spells in the Attack-J slot is a great example of this trope.
** The BonusBoss in ''Final Fantasy VIII'' has an attack that hits ten times, each attack targeting a random party member and hitting for over 3000 HP. Needless to say, it's TPK unless you had the foresight to bring items that make you invincible, equip the Defend command and use it just before the attack, or get saved by Phoenix.
** Or raise a [=GF=] defense and get a bit lucky. With HP maxed out on both your party and [=GFs=], you can survive this attack, though you will lose the [=GFs=] for the remainder of the battle. Then again, losing the elemental [=GFs=] is no sacrifice, since their attacks would heal Omega Weapon anyway.
** Or just rely on berserked Angel Wing Rinoa to utterly destroy Omega ''before it even uses this attack''.
* How about the Bonus Bosses of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''? Emerald Weapon had an attack called Aire Tam Storm that did an unblockable 1111 HP of damage to every member of your party [[GuideDangIt for each materia they had equipped]]. And since each character's HP maxed out at 9999, if you made the honest mistake of going into the fight with ten or more materia on each character... say goodnight. Furthermore, the battle takes place with a twenty minute timer; if you didn't get the secret item to disable the countdown and the clock hit zero, total party wipe automatically.
** The time limit really isn't a factor. One way or another, the fight will be over by then.
** Although to those expecting this attack, it is easily taken advantage of, removing all difficulty from the entire fight. Simply put 2 materia on your characters and have them at 9999 health. Cue Aire Tam Storm, you now have your whole party in "Lucky 7s" mode.
** Ruby WEAPON is even worse. The first thing he does is banish the two of the party members on the sides completely from the battle with no way to bring them back, then digs his fingers into the ground to surround the third person with Ruby WEAPON on one side and two towering finger-tentacles on the other side (both of which can inflict all of the status ailments). The only way to avoid losing the party members is to go into the battle with them KO'd and wait for Ruby to implant his fingers, then revive them. Also, if you use Knights of the Round on Ruby, he counterattacks with Ultima, hitting the entire party ''hard''.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' Advance had the bonus version of the Holy Dragon in the Dragon's Den, which can counter any attack with a chance at Heartless Angel, an unblockable move that sets everyone's HP to 1. Keep in mind that counters don't interrupt the boss's action gauge, so it can take a turn normally RIGHT AFTER, which means it can use Searing Beam, an equally unblockable group targetting holy-elemental move on everyone. Oh, and holy element is the hardest one to null in the game, with only one single equipment [[GuideDangIt that requires painful amount of effort to obtain]]), and the Rage skill that can be used by two specific party members out of fourteen. If you're not prepared for it one way or another...
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has [[FinalBoss Neo Exdeath]], who has not one, but ''three'' methods of wiping
out the entire party in one turn.
** Firstly, he has
go if you don't know what you're doing. Unlike most games, however, FFXII expects you to deal with it by calling in the ability reserves (if they get wiped out before the main party is rezzed, well...I hope you enjoy the gentle ambiance of the Game Over screen). Unfortunately, not everyone remembers to cast Almagest, a spell train the reserves, since LeakedExperience in the game doesn't work that inflicts the Sap status (constantly draining the party's health), instantly followed by Maelstrom, way.
** The most infamous instance of this trope is ThatOneBoss, BonusBoss Zodiark, who has Darkja, an attack
which reduces the party's health to single digits. Of course, he can also cast them the other way round, which is just as deadly, as Almagest also deals around 1600 not only does high magic damage to the entire party.
** Secondly, he
party that cannot be avoided, but it also has a chance to inflict Instant Death. That doesn't sound so bad, except ''XII'' is one of the very few games in the series where this is ''no'' form of equipment that grants protection from OneHitKill attacks. Ergo, Zodiark has the spell Grand Cross, which can inflict Death on the potential to instantly kill off your entire party. Or Petrify.
** Thirdly, he has the spell Meteor, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin hits the
active party with 4 highly damaging meteors]], with a random target being chosen for each one.regardless of their HP or level, and there is nothing you can do but pray.
*** [[GuideDangIt Or pull two people back into the reserves before it goes off, and Shell the leader to at least halve the ID chance.]]



* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyI''. The final floor of the Floating Fortress. [=WarMECH=] / Death Machine shows up thanks to the RNG not landing on the 63/64 chance of a standard encounter. [=WarMECH=] casts NUKE/Flare. Assuming you haven't been doing any hardcore grinding, "TRPR party perished." And unless you're playing a version that allows on-the-spot saving, [[SaveGameLimits back to the beginning of the Mirage Tower for you!]]
9th Oct '15 6:06:55 PM JoeG
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* In the final episode of the first season of ''Series/SledgeHammer'', Sledge unsuccessfully tried to disarm a nuclear bomb, blowing up himself and the rest of the cast. Then, much to the surprise of the show's producers, it was renewed for a second season. Fans wondered how the writers would resolve the unplanned cliffhanger. The first episode of the second series repeated the last scene of the previous season then put up a title card: "Sledge Hammer, The Early Years".
9th Oct '15 4:38:27 PM StFan
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* All of ComicBook/AlphaFlight, which, granted, are mostly C list by fame, got killed in a Bendis penned NewAvengers in a WorfBarrage moment. After that, two of them were shown to be NotQuiteDead and those that weren't have apparently [[DeathIsCheap come back anyway]].

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* All of ComicBook/AlphaFlight, which, granted, are mostly C list by fame, got killed in a Bendis penned NewAvengers ComicBook/NewAvengers in a WorfBarrage moment. After that, two of them were shown to be NotQuiteDead and those that weren't have apparently [[DeathIsCheap come back anyway]].
10th Sep '15 6:57:37 PM Stealth
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* An occasionally embarrassing but not uncommon event in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', especially in competitive matches where teams are usually limited to the standard format of six players in a specific lineup or the one-of-each-class-per-team Highlander arrangement. An uncoordinated or unlucky team can get wiped out in short order by TheMedic and his healing buddy, or by an inconveniently placed StickyBomb trap. Due to respawns taking up to 20 seconds, this means that a series of rapid losses can leave an entire team out of action and unable to prepare a defense.
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