-> '''Kavar:''' I think the situation has gotten even worse.\\
'''Queen Talia:''' ''Worse''? How is that even possible?\\
'''Kavar:''' It can always get worse.
-->-- ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', dark side

Things are bad. In fact, it's all going to hell. Your family's been murdered. Your HumongousMecha ran out of juice at the worst possible moment. An army of flesh-eating orcs is about to storm your castle. People are dying left and right. We're talking May UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}} stuff, [[GrandFinale series finale]] situations. It's as bad as you've ever seen and just when you'd thought the shit had gone down, [[RockBottom just when you thought]] [[TemptingFate it couldn't possibly get any worse]]...

[[FinaglesLaw It does. Much worse]].

To qualify for this trope, a [[GoneHorriblyWrong terrible situation]] must have some final perfect push over the edge. Sometimes characters within a story, usually when recounting dramatic events to others will, when asked "And then?" say, "It got worse," right before the narrative cuts to the events in question.

Very often the result of a NiceJobBreakingItHero. Usually gives that final push that crosses the GodzillaThreshold.

From Bad to Worse usually results in DownerEnding. If the characters somehow prevail, the result will be (if well done) EarnYourHappyEnding, or (if badly done) OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow.

CueTheRain is a {{subtrope}} for when this comes in the form of [[GrayRainOfDepression a sudden downpour]]. See also RockBottom, where it's the ''characters'' who are TemptingFate by thinking things can't get worse just before they do. DarkestHour is the logical conclusion of such a chain of events. HopeSpot is a common [[DoubleSubverted double subversion]]; after things get really bad, they seem to get better before suddenly getting even worse.

!!Compare to:
* OutOfTheFryingPan: That trope involves the solution of one problem causing a worse one, while From Bad To Worse doesn't even require any causal link between the initial problem and the getting worse. If you're in a pool of water with a bunch of jellyfish, and then someone releases sharks into the water, that's From Bad To Worse. If you're in a pool of water with a bunch of jellyfish, and in the act of climbing out you fall into a different pool with a bunch of sharks, that's Out of the Frying Pan.

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