History ShootTheShaggyDog / WebOriginal

21st Mar '18 11:49:39 AM Vir
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* ''WebVideo/RomeoAndJulieta.'' Unlike the [[RomeoAndJuliet source material]] the deaths of the protagonists fuel no ultimate good or bittersweet outcome whatsoever. No, here they are shown building up a mutual bond ''solely'' to be brutally killed. Additionally, the humans responsible suffer no retribution, and it's possible the don't even realize what they've just done, or do and are just bastards to the point of not caring.
* ''WebAnimation/TheSagaOfBiorn''. The title character is an old Viking warrior who seeks an honourable death in battle in order to go to [[WarriorHeaven Valhalla]]. Should he die another way, he will be forced to go to Helheim, which is very boring. He fights many tough opponents, but they always end up dying due to some fluke. He finally gets his wish when he rescues a church full of nuns from a giant, dying in the process. In the afterlife, he eagerly ascends the stairs to Valhalla, his arms being loaded up with weapons in the process. Meanwhile, the nuns honour their rescuer's HeroicSacrifice by giving him a Christian burial service. Just as Biorn reaches the top of the stairs, the gate to Valhalla is replaced with the gate to FluffyCloudHeaven, and all of his weapons disappear. The gate opens and reveals that [[HellOfAHeaven Heaven is exactly like Helheim]], only with nuns.

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* ''WebVideo/RomeoAndJulieta.'' Unlike the [[RomeoAndJuliet [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet source material]] the deaths of the protagonists fuel no ultimate good or bittersweet outcome whatsoever. No, here they are shown building up a mutual bond ''solely'' to be brutally killed. Additionally, the humans responsible suffer no retribution, and it's possible the they don't even realize what they've just done, or do and are just bastards to the point of not caring.
* ''WebAnimation/TheSagaOfBiorn''. The title character is an old Viking warrior who seeks an honourable honorable death in battle in order to go to [[WarriorHeaven Valhalla]]. Should he die another way, he will be forced to go to Helheim, which is very boring. He fights many tough opponents, but they always end up dying due to some fluke. He finally gets his wish when he rescues a church full of nuns from a giant, dying in the process. In the afterlife, he eagerly ascends the stairs to Valhalla, his arms being loaded up with weapons in the process. Meanwhile, the nuns honour honor their rescuer's HeroicSacrifice by giving him a Christian burial service. Just as Biorn reaches the top of the stairs, the gate to Valhalla is replaced with the gate to FluffyCloudHeaven, and all of his weapons disappear. The gate opens and reveals that [[HellOfAHeaven Heaven is exactly like Helheim]], only with nuns.



* "The Grand Heist" episode of Creator/AchievementHunter's ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V]]'' is a particularly cruel one. The team had pulled off an incredible heist with Ray pulling off a HeroicSacrifice to get the rest of the gang airborne in a Titan, with Gavin in the controls. The team is flanked by helicopters, but Gavin's doing his best to keep them in the air, but he over corrects and stalls the plane. [[spoiler:He could have easily corrected this, but by ''sheer dumb luck'', a helicopter gets under him and causes the Titan to explode, killing the rest of them.]]

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* "The Grand Heist" episode of Creator/AchievementHunter's ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V]]'' is a particularly cruel one. The team had pulled off an incredible heist with Ray pulling off a HeroicSacrifice to get the rest of the gang airborne in a Titan, with Gavin in the controls. The team is flanked by helicopters, but Gavin's doing his best to keep them in the air, but he over corrects overcorrects and stalls the plane. [[spoiler:He could have easily corrected this, but by ''sheer dumb luck'', a helicopter gets under him and causes the Titan to explode, killing the rest of them.]]]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/CampCamp'' episode "Eggs Benefits", the camp's platypus mascot lays eggs and the campers are ordered to take care of them until they hatch so [[ConMan Cameron]] can sell the hatchlings. All of the eggs are broken (or in one case, [[RuleOfFunny runs away to get away from Nurf's spousal abuse towards Preston]]) before they can hatch, with the exception of Max and Nikki's, but the platypus mother eats the hatchling, rendering the whole thing pointless. Max is upset that his Saturday was wasted.
20th Nov '17 11:30:31 AM Tyk5919
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* In ''Literature/ThePiratesCoveredInFur'', the main band of heroes try their hardest to save Diamond City and to stop the main villain. While they do succeed in killing the BigBad, by the end, [[KillEmAll everyone (save for two characters) is dead]], and Diamond City is bombed by the military anyway.
15th Apr '17 5:21:27 AM Viira
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': Wash comes into the Valhala valley looking for the Epsilon Unit. Before he even says a word, he just ''shoots Donut and Lopez,'' neither of whom had anything to do with the Epsilon Unit getting stolen. And now, Donut's KilledOffForReal.
** Or at least, he ''was''.
*** Though it still gets worse when you consider everything from the viewpoint of Simmons, Lopez, and Donut: without even a hope of defending themselves against [[TheJuggernaut the Meta]], who'd found the base they were relocated to, they tried to find a way to escape. They couldn't, and when [[BadassNormal Washington]] showed up right before the Meta would have killed them, [[HopeSpot Simmons was sure that they'd be safe.]]

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': Wash comes into the Valhala valley looking for the Epsilon Unit. Before he even says a word, he just ''shoots Donut and Lopez,'' neither of whom had anything to do with the Epsilon Unit getting stolen. And now, Donut's KilledOffForReal.
** Or at least, he ''was''.
*** Though it still
It gets worse when you consider everything from the viewpoint of Simmons, Lopez, and Donut: without even a hope of defending themselves against [[TheJuggernaut the Meta]], who'd found the base they were relocated to, they tried to find a way to escape. They couldn't, and when [[BadassNormal Washington]] showed up right before the Meta would have killed them, [[HopeSpot Simmons was sure that they'd be safe.]]
15th Dec '15 3:35:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* The final episode of ''ThereWillBeBrawl'' has one with [[spoiler: Link. After revealing that he survived being stabbed by Zelda, he rallies her back to the side of good, only for them both to be killed nigh instantly.]]
* ''{{Gemcraft}}: Episode Zero'' ends with the player grabbing the Gem of Eternity and instantly start turning into the Forsaken, the narration explicitly states that no matter what you do the corruption will eventually take of completely. Worse, it's a prequel and canonically the next person that comes along (that is, the player of the original ''Gemcraft'') kills the Forsaken... and gets possessed.

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* The final episode of ''ThereWillBeBrawl'' ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'' has one with [[spoiler: Link. After revealing that he survived being stabbed by Zelda, he rallies her back to the side of good, only for them both to be killed nigh instantly.]]
* ''{{Gemcraft}}: ''VideoGame/{{Gemcraft}}: Episode Zero'' ends with the player grabbing the Gem of Eternity and instantly start turning into the Forsaken, the narration explicitly states that no matter what you do the corruption will eventually take of completely. Worse, it's a prequel and canonically the next person that comes along (that is, the player of the original ''Gemcraft'') kills the Forsaken... and gets possessed.
8th Nov '15 11:36:34 AM nombretomado
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* ''RedVsBlue'': Wash comes into the Valhala valley looking for the Epsilon Unit. Before he even says a word, he just ''shoots Donut and Lopez,'' neither of whom had anything to do with the Epsilon Unit getting stolen. And now, Donut's KilledOffForReal.

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* ''RedVsBlue'': ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': Wash comes into the Valhala valley looking for the Epsilon Unit. Before he even says a word, he just ''shoots Donut and Lopez,'' neither of whom had anything to do with the Epsilon Unit getting stolen. And now, Donut's KilledOffForReal.
14th Sep '15 9:04:32 PM Blazer
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* "The Grand Heist" episode of Creator/AchievementHunter's ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V]]'' is a particularly cruel one. The team had pulled off an incredible heist with Ray pulling off a HeroicSacrifice to get the rest of the gang airborne in a Titan, with Gavin in the controls. The team is flanked by helicopters, but Gavin's doing his best to keep them in the air, but he over corrects and stalls the plane. [[spoiler:He could have easily corrected this, but by ''sheer dumb luck'', a helicopter gets under him and causes the Titan to explode, killing the rest of them.]]
2nd May '15 5:54:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* A mild version is present in {{Manwhores}}. Even after Kevin gets up the courage to go out to [[WretchedHive Dead Man's Cove]] for the job necessary to save their apartment and bail Randy out of jail, and then confronts/seduces his ex-girlfriend, now the VP of an entire bank chain ("It's been one week!"), Kevin and Greg are still busted for prostitution and sent to jail.

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* A mild version is present in {{Manwhores}}.WebVideo/{{Manwhores}}. Even after Kevin gets up the courage to go out to [[WretchedHive Dead Man's Cove]] for the job necessary to save their apartment and bail Randy out of jail, and then confronts/seduces his ex-girlfriend, now the VP of an entire bank chain ("It's been one week!"), Kevin and Greg are still busted for prostitution and sent to jail.
21st Mar '15 7:57:56 AM Sunflorazumarill
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* ''WebVideo/RomeoAndJulieta.'' Unlike the [[RomeoAndJuliet source material]] the deaths of the protagonists fuel no ultimate good or bittersweet outcome whatsoever. No, here they are shown building up a mutual bond ''solely''to be brutally killed. Additionally, the humans responsible suffer no retribution, and it's possible the don't even realize what they've just done, or do and are just bastards to the point of not caring.

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* ''WebVideo/RomeoAndJulieta.'' Unlike the [[RomeoAndJuliet source material]] the deaths of the protagonists fuel no ultimate good or bittersweet outcome whatsoever. No, here they are shown building up a mutual bond ''solely''to ''solely'' to be brutally killed. Additionally, the humans responsible suffer no retribution, and it's possible the don't even realize what they've just done, or do and are just bastards to the point of not caring.
20th Mar '15 11:47:24 AM MarkLungo
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* {{Sintel}}. A young girl befriends a baby dragon only to see it snatched away from her by a larger dragon. She quests to find and rescue her friend, searching for what seems like forever before finding the dragon's lair and confronting its owner, [[spoiler:only to find after mortally wounding the dragon that it bears the same scars her dragon suffered as a baby. She had traveled all that way and not only failed to rescue her friend, but she killed him herself.]]

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* {{Sintel}}.''WesternAnimation/{{Sintel}}''. A young girl befriends a baby dragon only to see it snatched away from her by a larger dragon. She quests to find and rescue her friend, searching for what seems like forever before finding the dragon's lair and confronting its owner, [[spoiler:only to find after mortally wounding the dragon that it bears the same scars her dragon suffered as a baby. She had traveled all that way and not only failed to rescue her friend, but she killed him herself.]]
1st Aug '14 8:33:30 AM BartekChom1
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* Joseph from ''WebOriginal/AfterlifeLabirynth'' died 591 times by 2014-07-28.

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* Joseph from ''WebOriginal/AfterlifeLabirynth'' ''Literature/AfterlifeLabirynth'' died 591 times by 2014-07-28.
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