History TemptingFate / ComicBooks

14th May '16 10:04:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The frog-alien commander who oversaw the convicts dumped on the sentient DeathWorld by The Hierarchy crashes down on the planet along with his crew after Shakara intervenes. He just has to boast that surviving for a few hours after they transmit their DistressSignal should be a walk in the park. Obviously, they all die within seconds.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The frog-alien commander who oversaw the convicts dumped on the sentient DeathWorld by The Hierarchy crashes down on the planet along with his crew after Shakara intervenes. He just has ''has'' to boast that surviving for a few hours after they transmit their DistressSignal should be a walk in the park. Obviously, they all die within seconds.
6th May '16 4:17:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Comicbook/KickAss'': "He doesn't have the balls", [[spoiler:says the gangster to a guy with a gun who just [[GroinAttack had his testicles]] [[ElectricTorture hooked up to a car battery]]]] Needless to say, [[spoiler:Hit-Girl probably [[MercyKill did him a favor by killing him]] with that butcher knife]].

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* ''Comicbook/KickAss'': "He doesn't have the balls", [[spoiler:says the gangster to a guy with a gun who just [[GroinAttack had his testicles]] [[ElectricTorture hooked up to a car battery]]]] Needless to say, [[spoiler:Hit-Girl probably [[MercyKill did him a favor by killing him]] with that butcher knife]].knife]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The frog-alien commander who oversaw the convicts dumped on the sentient DeathWorld by The Hierarchy crashes down on the planet along with his crew after Shakara intervenes. He just has to boast that surviving for a few hours after they transmit their DistressSignal should be a walk in the park. Obviously, they all die within seconds.
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1st Apr '16 1:59:47 PM ObsidianFire
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' likes to play with this trope. If someone says things can't get worse, they will (usually with Garfield warning [[GenreSavvy not to say it]]). However, if a character admits things could get worse, they get worse.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' likes to play with this trope. If someone says things can't get worse, they will (usually with Garfield warning [[GenreSavvy not to say it]]).it). However, if a character admits things could get worse, they get worse.
28th Feb '16 7:29:00 PM nombretomado
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* Minor CaptainAmerica malcontent "Bull's Eye" was a villainous agent of HYDRA and an ace marksman who had a strong target motif in his costume. Yes, he was eventually killed when someone shot him directly through the bullseye on his chest.

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* Minor CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica malcontent "Bull's Eye" was a villainous agent of HYDRA and an ace marksman who had a strong target motif in his costume. Yes, he was eventually killed when someone shot him directly through the bullseye on his chest.



* ''{{Garfield}}'' likes to play with this trope. If someone says things can't get worse, they will (usually with Garfield warning [[GenreSavvy not to say it]]). However, if a character admits things could get worse, they get worse.

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' likes to play with this trope. If someone says things can't get worse, they will (usually with Garfield warning [[GenreSavvy not to say it]]). However, if a character admits things could get worse, they get worse.
10th Nov '15 5:52:16 AM StFan
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* In Issue 11 in the ''{{Transformers Ongoing}}'' comic Vortex hoped that the Autobots would show up so he could scrap them. Cue Optimus Prime plowing through the wall ramming him.

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* In Issue 11 in the ''{{Transformers Ongoing}}'' comic ''[[Comicbook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers Ongoing]]'' comic, Vortex hoped that the Autobots would show up so he could scrap them. Cue Optimus Prime plowing through the wall ramming him.
8th Oct '15 9:07:26 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of MoonKnight's current run, the hero utters that he'd rather face a Robot Apocalypse than live in Los Angeles any longer. The blurb on the bottom of the page? "Moon Knight [[Film/JamesBond Will Return In]] ''[[OhCrap The Age Of Ultron]]''"

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* At the end of MoonKnight's ComicBook/MoonKnight's current run, the hero utters that he'd rather face a Robot Apocalypse than live in Los Angeles any longer. The blurb on the bottom of the page? "Moon Knight [[Film/JamesBond Will Return In]] ''[[OhCrap The Age Of Ultron]]''"
2nd Oct '15 6:04:16 PM nombretomado
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* Done twice, in quick succession, in ''PaperinikNewAdventures''' 24th issue.

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* Done twice, in quick succession, in ''PaperinikNewAdventures''' ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures''' 24th issue.
13th May '15 9:31:41 AM StFan
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* In {{Ultimate X-Men}} series two, calling them "Nimrod" sentinels. Nimrod is Hebrew for rebel. Seriously, it's like Ult-Obama and minions (anybody who sends WMDs after kids is NOT a hero) were just asking for a Sentinel rebellion. For the record, they're named after Biblical Nimrod (Genesis 10:8-9, described as a "mighty hunter before the Lord), who may be by some, including myself, conflated with the king who supervised the construction of the Tower of Babel. Nimrods are indeed "mighty hunters" of mutants, especially innocent children, but they are especially prone to rebel. Any use of Sentinels appears to be a bit of Tempting Fate, considering how often they rebel against their creators across the various X-Men media. The one exception that comes to mind would be at the end of X-Men Evolution, when Apocalypse was trying to turn the world into mutants by means of radiation from satellites. SHIELD in that show using specially reprogrammed Sentinels to try to destroy the satellites before they could fully activate/charge/whatever was a good move, and justifiable considering that hundreds of millions of people all around the world (if not a billion or two) would have DIED, probably in torment, from Apocalypse's actions.

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* In {{Ultimate X-Men}} ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' series two, calling them "Nimrod" sentinels. Nimrod is Hebrew for rebel. Seriously, it's like Ult-Obama and minions (anybody who sends WMDs after kids is NOT a hero) were just asking for a Sentinel rebellion. For the record, they're named after Biblical Nimrod (Genesis 10:8-9, described as a "mighty hunter before the Lord), who may be by some, including myself, conflated with the king who supervised the construction of the Tower of Babel. Nimrods are indeed "mighty hunters" of mutants, especially innocent children, but they are especially prone to rebel. Any use of Sentinels appears to be a bit of Tempting Fate, considering how often they rebel against their creators across the various X-Men media. The one exception that comes to mind would be at the end of X-Men Evolution, ''X-Men Evolution'', when Apocalypse was trying to turn the world into mutants by means of radiation from satellites. SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. in that show using specially reprogrammed Sentinels to try to destroy the satellites before they could fully activate/charge/whatever was a good move, and justifiable considering that hundreds of millions of people all around the world (if not a billion or two) would have DIED, probably in torment, from Apocalypse's actions.
21st Mar '15 8:57:34 PM Adept
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* ''USAcres'' [[http://www.garfield.com/usacres/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111103 played with this trope]] when it was a beautiful day and Orson said even Lanolin couldn't ruin it. To prove him wrong, she yelled she had just washed her car. It started raining soon after.

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* ''USAcres'' ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' [[http://www.garfield.com/usacres/vault.html?yr=2011&addr=111103 played with this trope]] when it was a beautiful day and Orson said even Lanolin couldn't ruin it. To prove him wrong, she yelled she had just washed her car. It started raining soon after.
21st Nov '14 10:38:30 AM Anddrix
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* During the Cobra Civil War in ''GIJoe'' ([[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel Marvel series]]), a groups of Joes sneak through a tunnel and get attacked by rats. One yells "At least it can't get worse!" Another adds "How could it?" Cue two of Destro's soldiers pouring soup down a grate.

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* During the Cobra Civil War in ''GIJoe'' ([[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel Marvel series]]), a groups of Joes sneak through a tunnel and get attacked by rats. One yells "At least it can't get worse!" Another adds "How could it?" Cue two of Destro's soldiers pouring soup down a grate.grate.
* ''Comicbook/KickAss'': "He doesn't have the balls", [[spoiler:says the gangster to a guy with a gun who just [[GroinAttack had his testicles]] [[ElectricTorture hooked up to a car battery]]]] Needless to say, [[spoiler:Hit-Girl probably [[MercyKill did him a favor by killing him]] with that butcher knife]].
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