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21st Nov '17 9:10:42 PM Zaptech
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* The [[ChurchOfHappyology Church of Unitology]] in ''Franchise/DeadSpace''. What they worship? An ArtifactOfDoom that turns you into mindless, bloodthirsty, psychopathic '''''ZOMBIES.''''' And then, even after investigating the [[GhostShip setting of the first game,]] they ''bring the ship back to a densely populated human colony''. Granted, that's not as bad, given that the ArtifactOfDoom was destroyed and the ship was harmless. Until they ''make a new, bigger ArtifactOfDoom. And intend to make even more.'' What happens next is easy to guess. At least the small group of Unitologists you meet eventually end up dying in the vacuum of space by a CavalryBetrayal hostile-to-you-and-them gunship. In ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'', we find out the Unitologists were not alone in this regard. The entire reason space is 'dead' is because countless other alien civilizations before humanity were just as dumb. The Markers seem to bring out the suicidal stupidity in all but the most intelligent and gifted people, who "only" go a bit crazy.
** In fairness to the church this wasn't just a suicide inducing artifact but [[spoiler: An entire predatory alien species focusing there intense psychic powers on brainwashing the population at large. People too smart to be entirely brainwashed hear blueprints that force them to build more broadcasting devices, everyone else just hears noise, noise that makes you crazy. The entire point is to make the species too docile or faithful to realize what's about to happen then swoop in and devour the entire planet's ecosystem.]]
8th Nov '17 12:11:09 AM Cupcakes
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** In fairness to the church this wasn't just a suicide inducing artifact but [[spoiler: An entire predatory alien species focusing there intense psychic powers on brainwashing the population at large. People too smart to be entirely brainwashed hear blueprints that force them to build more broadcasting devices, everyone else just hears noise, noise that makes you crazy. The entire point is to make the species too docile or faithful to realize what's about to happen then swoop in and devour the entire planet's ecosystem.]]
7th Oct '17 4:24:52 PM CyberTiger88
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*** Also, using Selfdestruct or Explosion when the Pokémon ordered to do so is the trainer's last one and their opponent still has multiple 'mons left.

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*** Also, using Selfdestruct or Explosion when the Pokémon ordered to do so is the trainer's last one and [[http://cheezburger.com/7679709184?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Memebase+(Memebase) their opponent still has multiple 'mons left.left]].



* The fifteenth chapter of ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' has the HeroKiller of a villain targeting various [[OlympusMons Legendary Pokemon]] and [[TakenForGranite turning them into stone]] send out messages claiming that they will turn Entei into stone at Showdown Mountain not long after they managed to petrify Latios and Latias. Said Pokemon are capable of flying faster than jet planes, turning invisible, and have enough psychic power to level a tidal wave. You have one guess where Entei heads to after the message was sent.
* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': [[spoiler: Digging through the code (and cryptic information Baphomet reveals) shows the crusader Theodore died because he failed to storm Jerusalem. The reason? He tried to go in ''through the Golden Gate''. Of all the eight gates to the city, its the only one that's permanently closed]].

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* The fifteenth chapter of ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' has the HeroKiller of a villain targeting various [[OlympusMons Legendary Pokemon]] and [[TakenForGranite turning them into stone]] send out messages claiming that they will turn Entei into stone at Showdown Mountain not long after they managed to petrify Latios and Latias. Said Pokemon are capable of flying faster than jet planes, turning invisible, and have enough psychic power to level a tidal wave. You have one guess where Entei heads goes to after the message was sent.
* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': [[spoiler: Digging through the code (and cryptic information Baphomet reveals) shows the crusader Theodore died because he failed to storm Jerusalem. The reason? He tried to go in ''through the Golden Gate''. Of all the eight gates to the city, its the only one that's permanently closed]].closed.
16th Sep '17 1:40:50 PM WaterBlap
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* Lindsay in ''VideoGame/DeadRising''. Could have avoided the plot if she hadn't opened the mall's front door, which ''a horde of zombies is clawing at right now'', in order to let her precious little poochy in. The dog is clearly ''also a zombie.'' (The [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] are a [[JustForPun dead]] giveaway.) The devteam [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything clearly knew what people would think of her]], though, and in the bonus Infinity Mode, where food-hoarding survivors are trying to kill you just as hard as the zombies, she dies as soon as you see her.

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* Lindsay in ''VideoGame/DeadRising''. Could have avoided the plot if she hadn't opened the mall's front door, which ''a horde of zombies is clawing at right now'', in order to let her precious little poochy in. The dog is clearly ''also a zombie.'' (The [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] are a [[JustForPun dead]] giveaway.) The devteam [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything clearly knew what people would think of her]], her, though, and in the bonus Infinity Mode, where food-hoarding survivors are trying to kill you just as hard as the zombies, she dies as soon as you see her.
23rd Aug '17 2:36:50 AM Koveras
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** Lampshaded in DragonAgeII by Sergeant Joanna during the quest ''The Conspirators'': "But this is the Hero of Ferelden. Same one that defeated Loghain, an Archdemon, the Mother, and no doubt more. Who do you think will win?"

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** Lampshaded in DragonAgeII ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' by Sergeant Joanna during the quest ''The Conspirators'': "But this is the Hero of Ferelden. Same one that defeated Loghain, an Archdemon, the Mother, and no doubt more. Who do you think will win?"
14th Aug '17 4:36:17 PM immortalfrieza
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** The entirety of the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' universe is this. Almost everything in their world is not just connected to the internet but able to be completely controlled by it, including things that have no reason to be. The end result being that someone can remotely do things like make a stove go berserk spewing flame everywhere, lock doors to classrooms, cause traffic accidents, etc. The plans of the villains hinge entirely on the fact that everybody was too dumb to realize the number of potential vulnerabilities this sort of system creates.
13th Aug '17 9:48:27 PM Onlythrice
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** Astrid, the leader of Skyrim's [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood]]. She felt [[ControlFreak threatened by the authority]] of the Night Mother, who the Brotherhood believe to be the ''wife of their god'', and [[UriahGambit sells out the Dragonborn]] out of spite in exchange for the Emperor's security force leaving them alone. The only problem was that she honestly expected Commander Maro to go through with the deal after the Brotherhood [[WidowedAtTheWedding murdered the Emperor's cousin at her own wedding]], killed Maro's son and framed him for treason, and [[TheKingslayer made an attempt on the Emperor's life]]. Her naivete ends up getting half the chapter killed including her husband, their Sanctuary put to the torch, and herself executed by the Dragonborn [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves while on the verge of death from her severe burns]].
3rd Aug '17 8:05:19 AM CerotechOmega
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* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'' has its examples, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and we don't mean the player base]].
** The Salmonid enemies in Salmon Run always approach the player's location, with the smaller enemies doing so with the intent of bashing their target into submission. Not necessarily bad on its own, but it goes from questionably intelligent to this should one of the players have a Roller, which can pave over dozens of Smallfries and Chum faster than you can say "Wryyyyyyy!" Smallfries have it worse, since even a Brush can sweep them aside, but the fact they're small enough to go under arms fire does help them a bit...
** During one of the stage lineup discussions for Starfish Mainstage, Pearl points out how she always runs up to the mic and looks fresh. Marina points out in a different one that this exact strategy is how she "always gets cooked by some random chump".
23rd Jul '17 9:45:45 AM MrUnderhill
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** Estormo is even more arrogant and foolish than your average Thalmor: provoking the Dragonborn after they have just killed a powerful Dragon Priest is a horrible idea.

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** Estormo is even more arrogant and foolish than your average Thalmor: provoking the Dragonborn after they have just killed a powerful Dragon Priest is a horrible idea. Provoking the Dragonborn after they just got a staff that [[ManaDrain drains magicka]] when you're a [[SquishyWizard squishy Altmer mage]] who is both dependent on ''and'' especially vulnerable to magic is an even worse idea.
20th Jul '17 7:34:08 PM Zaptech
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** That cake gets a nice bit of icing right afterward, too. She confesses that she just couldn't fight by herself...which is a great reason to sneak out without telling anyone so that she can confront a major antagonist one-on-one.
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