* Dying [[EpicFail on your]] [[PressStartToGameOver first turn]].
--> ''[[GameOver You die...]] \\
[[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} Do not pass Go. Do not collect 200 zorkmids.]]''
* Death by falling off of horses.
* Dying by kicking something.
* In SLASH'EM, death by fishhook to the face. Or by hitting yourself with a grappling hook in [=NetHack=].
* Typically, a potion of gain level grants you an instant level up. A cursed potion of gain level [[spoiler:warps you to the floor above. That is, you gain a ''dungeon'' level.]]
* Any YASD can give a ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' game a run for its money.
* Hallucinating and seeing what any of the other monsters will turn into.
* If you throw a cockatrice corpse up (be sure to wear gloves!) while not wearing a helmet, it will fall on your head and turn you to stone. The game states the cause of death as "petrified by elementary physics."
* Heck, any time the cause of death reaches DeadpanSnarker levels.
* "The kitten eats a little dog corpse."
* The fact that praying too often might annoy your god so much they'll just [[DisproportionateRetribution kill you]].
* If you're extremely unlucky, the game might generate an artifact that is incompatible with your role or alignment on top of the starting staircase, [[PressStartToGameOver which will result in you being blasted to death by said artifact as soon as the game starts if you have autopickup enabled]].
* Using the #name command, players can name monsters whatever they want. If you get killed by a monster you named, their name will be listed in the cause of death. Some names people come up with are absolutely hilarious - just check out [[https://alt.org/nethack/topdeaths.html nethack.alt.org's list of deaths]].
--> killed by a grid bug called [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING]]
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