* The prevalence this trope has within computer RPG's is parodied in [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2007/05/22/episode-849-wherein-no-ones-power-level-is-9000/ this]] ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', where Black Mage complains about a gangster they've attacked and even [[ManOnFire set on fire]] continuing to get up. Red Mage [[StatOVision checks his stats]] to see the fire it seconds from draining [[RPGMechanicsVerse the last of his HP]].
-->'''Red Mage:''' Oh, don't worry. He's only got ten hit points left.\\
'''Gangster:''' I don't know what that means, but--\\
''([[KilledMidSentence the gangster dies]])''\\
'''Thief:''' He was remarkably spry for being so close to defeat.\\
'''Red Mage:''' This is why we should really play by the grim and gritty rules... Rather, our '''[[PlayerExclusiveMechanic opponents]]''' should. Like '''hell''' I'm not gonna use my AC.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'': [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/11212005/ An early strip]] even has characters arguing about it.
* Webcomic/TropeOverdosedTheWebcomic: [[http://tropeoverdosed.pcriot.com/?p=73 Even biting something can cause it to explode if it makes that thing's HP hit 0.]]