!!Example Subpages
[[index]]
* EpicFail/TheRunawayGuys
* EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemon
** EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed
** EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal
** EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemonEmerald
** EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemonFireRed
** EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemonPlatinum
** EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemonHeartGold
** EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemonBlack
** EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemonBlack2
[[/index]]

!!Other Examples
* Not many [=LPers=] die on the first part of a sometimes incredibly easy part of a video game. That's where CrazyCommentaries comes in. In their first Mario 64 video, one of the members dies by losing health to Bob-ombs, rolling balls, and not getting any health. The thing that really cements this into Epic Fail territory was how he died. He jumped directly into a rolling ball, not even trying to get away from it.
* Parodied in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's crossover review of ''Child's Play'' with Phelous. Phelous tosses a sock at Critic, it hits Critic's forehead, Critic "falls" out of his chair and twirls around his house on his feet as he somehow takes up a random gun, loads it, and shoots himself in the head.
* [[http://failblog.org/ The FailBlog]], which includes both photos and videos, is in a similar nature to ''Series/AttackOfTheShow''.
** Amusingly, a lot of the contributors fail at understanding the concept of a fail, instead posting situations that are merely ironic or even triumphant. They've rectified that by designating some things Win or even Epic Win.
** There's also [[http://learnfrommyfail.failblog.org/ Learn From My Fail]], dedicated to [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial oddly specific]] advice on situations from the mundane to the downright bizarre.
* Sean Fausz, a member of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, has a whole online series of videos dedicated to various Epic Fails. You can watch them [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/sean-fausz/epic-fail here,]] but be aware that a good number of them are just old memes.
* The blog Blog/CakeWrecks features these.
* Since TableTop features players that are new to the games, quite a bit of fail is built in (but it's handled all in good fun). The EpicFail comes in as the host and longtime gamer, WilWheaton, almost never wins. His most notable win came as a result of someone else's EpicFail. During a game of Fluxx, one player did some mumbling and card reading to himself, lots of hand examination, and such for what he thought was going to be the game-winning play. He makes the play and discovers that, by misreading two different cards, he caused Wil to actually win as a result.
* Also documenting Epic Fails: there is [[http://11foot8.com a website made of videos]] of trucks disregarding blatantly visible warning signs for a very low 11'8" railroad bridge over a road. With very predictible results.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' invokes this in the case of Church's time travel excursion. In his attempts to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong better the timeline]], he ends up causing everything to go wrong. As he tries desperately, and fails miserably, to shoot Donut he sums it up fairly well:
--> '''Church:''' Oh my God, I suck!
** Caboose trying to cover Church with a sticky grenade in ''Reconstruction''. Washington lampshades it by declaring it the "worst throw ever. Of all time."
** Caboose setting fire to anything and everything in ''Relocated''.
--> '''Caboose:''' hhh! Now I am burning! That is much worse than other things burning!\\
''[A fire starts for absolutely no reason]''\\
'''Caboose:''' Oh, come on! How did that even ''start''?"
** Church himself once unloaded an entire magazine on a guy that was [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange right in front of him]] [[SubvertedTrope without hitting the guy once]]. And that guy wasn't even moving. At all.
** The time Tucker ruined the DynamicEntry on his CoolBike by flying several feet over the bad guys and crashing into the wall.
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' is fueled with Epic Fail.
** And Gorn. Lots & Lots of Gorn.
* The ''Website/DarwinAwards'' are pretty much given to Epic Fails that ended in fatality. There are certain cases where the victim survived, but was left [[GroinAttack unable to pass on their genes]].
** Even among Darwin Award winners, some manage to stand out in the crowd, dying in ways that don't even sound physically ''possible'', never mind how idiotic they are (e.g. the man who was shot to death by ''a snake'').
* ''ToddInTheShadows'': When Todd reviewed Train's ''Hey, Soul Sister'' and found a quotation saying they were trying to make something like INXS...well he throws up comparative clips of the two groups (hint: nothing alike) and then analogises thus:
--> That's like if you try to make scrambled eggs...and instead you caught syphilis.
** He also theorizes that Usher's rhyming was so bad his wife divorced him over it[[note]]in reality, it was actually the other way around and Usher was the one who filed for divorce[[/note]].
*** It's not called out by name, but Akon calling a girl "Sexy Bitch" after "trying to find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful" definitely counts.
* RulesOfTheInternet: ''Rule 16: If you fail in epic proportions, it may just become a winning failure.''
* In the ''MSFHighForum'' roleplay, there was once a round of combat where eight people, of the same level, were fighting each other...and no one hit ANYONE.
** There was also a round of combat that took three to four days to roll, where nobody hit anybody, with eight combatants? This qualifies.
* Matt from ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'' has two. The first one, from when they play ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'', happens at the end of a MinecartMadness level that they had lost all their lives on, when Matt [[spoiler: jumps off a cliff right at the end of the level, in full view of the exit, because he thought there ''might'' be a token under the cliff]]. The second one is during ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' when Matt fails to complete any objectives, which Pat rubs in his face.
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': When Linkara is trying to break open a champagne bottle to christen his new spaceship.
--> '''Linkara:''' Break, damn you!
** [[Series/MythBusters Adam Savage and Kari Byron]] could tell you that breaking a champagne bottle on something isn't as easy as it looks.
* Website/YouTube personality {{Tobuscus}} does a weekly video clip series called "Cute Win Fail" in which users vote on the most epic clip of three, one of which is from each of the aforementioned categories. Needless to say, the "Fail" clips are a celebration of this trope, and if they are chosen are glorified with the honor of "Epic Fail".
* English LetsPlay[=er=] OverTheGun has made a career out of this: he actually calls his playthrough style "HTSF" ("How To Successfully Fail"). Some of his more triumphant examples include [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid blowing himself up with a rocket - straight onto an electrified floor]] and [[VideoGame/{{Braid}} somehow losing a plot-critical key to a basic Mook]] (latter complete with LampshadeHanging).
* At the climax of season two in [[WebOriginal/AcquisitionsIncorporated Penny Arcade's D&D Podcast]], Binwin and Jim are down and the party is barely alive. Omin, as a final resort, try to use an encounter power. [[CriticalMiss And proceeds to roll an one.]] With some divine intervention from Aeofel he gains a re-roll and try to attack again. And the rolls another one.
* The Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl2RQzEY2XU&feature=related video]] "[[PlaystationVita PSVITA]] [[ConsoleWars VS]] [[Nintendo3DS 3DS]]" is either this trope or RefugeInAudacity. Basically it shows a side-by-side comparison of the handhelds' respective graphics done with the two versions (in-game and CGI) of [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep the fight between Master Xehanort and Terra, Ventus and Aqua]]... ''while claiming the in-game graphics to be those of the 3DS and the CGI graphics to be those of the PSV''. Not only is it ridiculous, [[CriticalResearchFailure but also the truth is the exact opposite]]: the 3DS can pull off better graphics than BBS, while those of the Vita can't reach those boasted by, you know, ''a FullMotionVideo''.
* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/07/11/well-played-aliens-well-played/ demonstrates]] one way to Epic Fail in ''X-Com: Terror from the Deep'' when [[TotalPartyKill his entire party gets taken out]] in the aliens' ''first turn''. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He takes it]] [[LaughingMad pretty well.]]
** He also had some [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech harsh words]] concerning the enemy AI's inability to hit a completely motionless ship in PC game ''Privateer 2: The Darkening''. The entire tirade, however, can be summed up in the very last sentence of said speech.
--> Congratulations guys, your enemy AI is less effective than the [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] UFO in ''{{Asteroids}}''.
** In [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2011/11/03/counter-monkey-botchamania/ this]] video, Spoony describes a ''{{Spycraft}}'' game he ran where the players were trying to get onto a bullet train from a helicopter. By the end, one member of the team was dead and they utterly failed their mission because they kept rolling 1s, Spoony kept giving them the chance to recover, and they'd roll 1s for that too.
* ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'' combines an Epic Fail with a NoodleIncident.
--> 1708. No bringing up the time we were nearly TotalPartyKill'd by a jerboa.
* ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' was pretty much this from beginning to end, for the Channel Awesome crew. They don't even think to use weapons to take the micronation, until they have the second invasion. Once they take command, they proceed to run the place so incompetently that it's a wonder it lasts as long as it does. As it is, the [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick vice president]] repeatedly tries (and fails) to assassinate the [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic president]], the Critic tries to keep his power (and fails) by buying a massive amount of explosives, several other characters try (and fail) to steal control of Kickassia - including [[MadScientist Dr. Insano]] - Santa Christ gets killed in the struggle [[spoiler:though he gets better]], and it ends with them all returning the place to former president Baugh and going home, banished forever from Nevada. One gets the feeling that Baugh only let them take control of Molassia in the first place because he knew they were all too stupid and selfish to actually keep it.
* Creator/RoosterTeeth's Creator/AchievementHunter group tends to have a number of Epic Fails in whatever they play. Their [[Characters/AchievementHunter character]] [[Creator/GavinFree sheets]] list out many of their well-known fails.
** Same for ''Rage Quit'', especially with ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013''.
** Of all of the Heists in ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V]]'', "Ray's Heist" is the only one that utterly failed. Most end with either a SoleSurvivor with money, a Sole Survivor without money, a Sole Survivor who is DrivenToSuicide, or a complete success. Ray's is the first where ''everyone died''. What makes this worse is that Ray is ''TheAce''. He's the best player in the team.
* The title character of WebAnimation/HomestarRunner is apparently prone to these, if Strong Bad is any indication. One WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail segment ("[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail161.html 4 branches]]") discusses various examples of Homestar's stupidity, including getting himself stuck inside a water cooler... somehow.
--> '''Strong Bad:''' J-Just explain to me what you were ''trying'' to do when this happened.\\
'''Homestar:''' Well, [[NoodleIncident I was in Barbados, hanging a picture on a wall...]]\\
'''Strong Bad:''' Okay, that tells me everything I want to know.
** The same email also mentions that Homestar has often [[AchievementsInIgnorance done things so stupid it wraps back around to smart]], like correctly describing Coloumb's Law when asked the value of 2+2.
* [[Creator/TheKingOfHate Darksydephil]] has one moment during is playthrough of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII''. As seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfF4GxY133o6m25s at 6:25 here]], while attempting to take a shortcut during the mission "Salvatore Called a Meeting" he accidentally goes off a cliff. The limo skids several feet upside down across a beach... and then winds up diving right into the ocean, drowning Claude and everyone inside.
* Most of the stories on [[http://www.fmylife.com/ F My Life]] are this trope mixed with WhatAnIdiot, HumiliationConga, or TooDumbToLive. Some examples:
** "Today, I learned that an inspired gardening spree is not as fulfilling as some would have us believe. [[NoodleIncident One punctured hand, cactussed foot and bruised ankle later, I'm beginning to regret waking up this morning and thinking, 'What the hell, I'll nuke the shit out of some weeds.']] FML"
** "Today, I had a giant Scantron test. After putting 10 answers, I noticed every single answer was A. I got freaked out and started putting random answers. Turns out every answer on the test was A. I failed. FML"
** "Today, I was told I would not be getting the job I was offered because I failed my drug test. They never gave me a drug test. FML"
** "[[http://www.fmylife.com/miscellaneous/20874413 Today,]] my mom bumped into a table with a [[PricelessMingVase glass vase]] on it. Seeing that the vase was about to fall, I lunged to catch it. Before I got there, the vase fell and shattered, resulting in [[ThatsGottaHurt me diving into the broken shards]]. FML."
* This can happen quite often on ImageBoards. For example, someone posting "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Epic Fail Guy]]" in a "Marry, Fuck, Kill" style thread with the intention of killing him [[{{Irony}} failed 13 times in a row]].
* [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1370 SCP-1370]] of the Wiki/SCPFoundation has the personality of an OmnicidalManiac, but is so inept that when it tries to destroy a completely ordinary potted plant, ''the plant wins''.
* An AngryGermanKid gag dub has the kid go on the internet to get a girlfriend. After uploading his profile, he learns, much to his fury, that the amount of viewers he has is -2.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemon Twitch Plays Pokemon]], an internet experiment that started on February 14, 2014. Over 70,000 players simultaneously enter commands to attempt to control [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]]. Somehow, they manage to defeat gyms while taking entire days to complete simple puzzles due to the wrath of the random number god and sometimes deliberate sabotage. Everyone else just watches the results of the fascinating livestream. [[EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemon Now has its own page of fails.]]
* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-had-one-job "YOU HAD ONE JOB"]] {{meme|ticMutation}}. The implication is that the subject of the complaint had a very simple task to do and they messed it up in a manner that is so unbelievably stupid.
* {{Roadkill} frequently features these, due to a combination of breakages, insufficient time, and just sheer bad luck. Best example? The first attempt at the California-Alaska road trip. They wound up way behind schedule, broke their window by slamming the door in a gas station parking lot, failed to flat tow a complete hulk of a 57 Chevy, and finally wind up in the Grand Canyon with [[NoodleImplements a metal donkey strapped to the roof.]]
* There's one ''WebOriginal/{{Retsupurae}}'' video where Creator/{{slowbeef}} and Diabetus watch an [=LPer=] do a LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' and ''cannot get past the first stage''. He keeps trying it for ''thirty minutes''. When uploaded, they only did the first fifteen because it was so painful!
** There's another featuring Chip Cheesum and General Ironicus where they watch an LP of ''VideoGame/PokemonYellow''. Chip is left gobsmacked when the player loses to a Pidge[[note]]Pidgey. Ridiculous zoom in removed a third of the frame[[/note]]. The Pokemon he was using? A ''Pikac''[[note]]Pikachu[[/note]]. ''An electric type''.
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