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->'''Gabe:''' What am I supposed to do? \\
'''Tycho:''' What every Dungeon Master has done, ever, for all time. \\
'''Gabe:''' Persevere? \\
'''Tycho:''' Shit no. Quit in a ''huff''.
-->-- ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/12/13/ "The Things We Do for Love"]]

A character is playing a game (usually with other people or online), and quite simply, they're losing. Maybe they didn't read up on how to effectively play the game, maybe they're off their A-game, maybe it's their teammates, or perhaps the other guy just found a way to break their supposedly impenetrable defense. Whatever the reason, their armies are dying, their [[DamageIsFire buildings are burning]], their avatar has been sliced into six different pieces, and they are about to get this [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking loss added to their permanent gaming record]]. If they had a winning streak or an undefeated season, it's about to end now.

Enter the Rage Quit: If they can't win this game, no one can! Screw going down with the ship and using the loss as a learning experience; someone is about to put the first black mark on their untarnished gaming record, truly a FateWorseThanDeath! Alternately, it need not even be an ''actual'' loss or a bad game; some players have ragequit over the most trivial of matters, such as their favorite map not being selected, or their favorite character being used by someone else. In any case, if ''they'' can't have it, then [[WeWinBecauseYouDidNot no one will!]]

As you can well imagine, this is obviously incredibly annoying to the opponents; players who ragequit too often tend to look weak, and it pisses off other players who often just want to get through a game without the other guy backing out on them at the last minute because they don't want to get stuck with a loss.

Rage quitting is also common in people who simply get frustrated at the game and quit early to cool off, whether it be from several streaks of bad luck or results in a game simply not working out in their favor, despite everything they've been doing. Of course, quitting is still quitting, which greatly annoy other players who want to finish the game or earn the win.

In some very rare instances, the rage-quit may not in fact be due to the player sucking or getting frustrated. Rather, it's punishment for allies of the player who are in some way abusing game mechanics or items to make the player's experience miserable. As vengeance, the player abandons their team at the worst possible moment.

Rage-quitting may result in a NonstandardGameOver scene.

Measures to alleviate this vary, as documented at AntiRageQuitting. Some games will register a rage-quit as an automatic loss to the player who quit (possibly with an automatic win for everyone else), or even keep a separate tally for the number of "disconnects". Unfortunately, it is impossible for the network to distinguish a ragequit from ''actual'' technical problems (a power outage, for example), and there are usually still ways for players to exploit the ranking system to avoid taking the loss. Other systems use a punishment system where the player leaving a game will be unable to find/join another game for a certain amount of time in order to prevent them from pulling a rage quit multiple times in a row, although this can greatly annoy players who quit a game for a good reason.

More broadly and figuratively speaking, daily life can be considered a kind of "game" people play, and its various situations a variety of mini-games. Some people, when they perceive a given situation as monstrously unfair, will do this in place of simply [[KnowWhenToFoldEm cutting their losses and refusing to play anymore]] or [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere fleeing in abject terror when they're losing]]; publicly announcing the decision to quit while denouncing the "game" itself is often considered less shameful and more socially respectable than mere forfeiture or flight.

Can be spelled both "rage quit" or "ragequit". A common nickname is "Alt-F4", the shortcut for closing Windows programs; another is "QQ", which originated with Videogame/WarcraftII, as the shortcut Alt+Q+Q would immediately close the game.

Compare SaveScumming, a mostly single-player phenomenon that may not entirely be caused by RAGE at losing. Can also mix with {{Jerkass}}/{{Griefer}} where people may quit the game, in addition to losing, exclusively to piss off other people. People who quit may literally say ScrewThisImOuttaHere.

See also FakeDifficulty, NintendoHard, ThatOneBoss, ThatOnePuzzle, ThatOneLevel, FlippingTheTable. For more information see [[http://www.ragequitbaddie.com/rages/ Rage Quit Baddie.]] For when it's a character quitting a ''job'' in this manner rather than any kind of game, see TakeThisJobAndShoveIt.

Not to be confused with the ''Rage Quit'' series by Creator/MichaelJones of Creator/RoosterTeeth's Creator/AchievementHunter, though there are some cases of rage quitting in it.

''This page is for InUniverse and {{Invoked}} examples only. If we had examples such as "{Insert Game Here} is prone to ragequitters", you might as well add every game in existence to this list. In addition, every film and TV franchise fandom has had fans "rage quit" at one point or another. For your personal experiences with Ragequitting, take it to the message boards.''


* Gamefly's "Don't Buy a Bad Game Again" shows a montage of many people doing this!
* Duracell's "Gaming" ad mentions "Or Kevin, you simply can't trust this man to ever stop rage-quitting."
* HP did this to promote their line of OMEN gaming systems.
[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the very beginning of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', the young talented goalkeeper Wakabayashi, back then a JerkJock extraordinaire, was obsessed by the challenge he gave to TheHero Tsubasa to try and score a goal against him in the Shûtetsu vs Nankatsu match. When Tsubasa manages to do so, Wakabayashi is so mortified and disgusted he quits the match and leaves his team on his own. Fortunately, his personal coach and in-practice ParentalSubstitute Mikami promptly [[CorporalPunishment slaps him across the face]] and gives him a scathing GetAHoldOfYourselfMan about [[TeamSpirit abandoning his team]] that makes him [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize how rotten his attitude is]], and [[HesBack he comes back]] to the match [[CharacterDevelopment matured]] and determined to win it [[ThePowerOfFriendship along with his teammates]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** After Cell got the crap beaten out of him by [[SuperMode Super Saiyan 2]] Gohan, he decides to just blow himself up and [[TakingYouWithMe take the whole planet with him]].
** Freeza did something similar, destroying Namek's core which would [[EarthShatteringKaboom cause it to explode within minutes]] when he realized that he may actually be defeated by Goku, who had just unlocked his [[NextTierPowerUp Super Saiyan powers]]. Goku was quick to call him out on this. However, Freeza's race can survive in the vacuum of space, so this was a bit more reasonable than it seemed at first.
** And before Freeza, Vegeta tries to do this against Goku during their first fight. Upset that a lowlife commoner was able to match him, Vegeta attempts to nuke the entire planet.
** DBZ villains in general tend to be poor losers and will try to blow up the planet if it looks like they'll lose a fight. Or in Buu's case, out of boredom.
** Speaking of Buu, he performs a notable subversion. He appears to play it straight during his fight with Gohan by choosing to explode, but in reality it's a diversion to get away so he can buy some time and think of a plan to overpower him. He succeeds, by tricking Goten and Trunks into fusing back into Gotenks and then absorbing Gotenks' power.
** During his own fight with Cell, Goku plays with the trope. Once it becomes clear Cell's superior, he flies into the sky, setting up a super-powerful Kamahamaha, which would be enough to destroy the entire Earth. While Cell is standing there stunned that the IncorruptiblePurePureness protagonist is willing to go to such extreme lengths to kill him.... [[spoiler: Goku teleports directly in front of Cell and unleashes the Kamahamaha in his face. If Cell was like Piccolo and really needed his head to regenerate his body parts, it would've worked.]]
** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'', upon [[spoiler:losing his Ultimate form while battling Vegeta, Freeza blows up Earth and kills everyone. Fortunately, Whis reverses time, allowing Goku to kill him before he destroys the planet]].
* During ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'s'' infamous Tag Tournament, [[{{Jerkass}} Paul]] abdicated his role in the match when Chimchar, [[StupidEvil after taking levels of abuse the previous night that would make PETA's founders spin in their graves fast enough to power Unova]], froze with fear when [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Zangoose]] got up close and personal one time too many. Ash, Paul's ''partner'' in that matchup, proved himself the better trainer on the spot by taking command of Chimchar, as well as his own injured Turtwig, to turn the entire fight around and score a victory. This is followed up by a [[YouHaveFailedMe Rage Release]] by Paul, leaving Chimchar free to be taken up by Ash.
* In ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'', Mega Man's duel with Shadow Man concludes with Shadow Man declaring the battle a draw, then disappearing in a smoke bomb.
* Seto Kaiba's very first card game match against Yugi in ''[[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Yu-Gi-Oh!]]'' "Season Zero" has Kaiba on the ropes. Kaiba then plays "Goblin," which apparently forces the match to end with no declared winner. Somehow, [[UpToEleven the table gets destroyed in the process]]. Yugi (the Pharaoh, actually), doesn't seem bothered by it, as it was his first time playing. It's different in the manga, where Kaiba cheats instead, but his plan failed and he gets punished by Yami Yugi after losing the duel.
* In ''Anime/BenTo'', Sen [[ReiAyanamiExpy of all people]] does this after just about everyone beats her at ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter 2''. Rather than simply pulling the plug, however, she throws Satou's beloved [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] out the window.
* In ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'', Team Angelfish, a marine-themed team with marine Gunpla, are going up against Team Try Fighters, taking up the Tundra battlefield. Easy enough, get into the water and take out the trio. However, when they find out the water's too frozen solid, they just self-destruct instead of allowing Team Try Fighters to deliver a CurbStompBattle. Fumina and Sekai are ''not'' happy over this.
* Shin's famous death in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. Struck with the death blow that would kill him in three minutes, Shin laments the fact that Yuria was gone [[spoiler:though, not really]] and staggers towards the edge of the building they were fighting on. As the effect hits him, he declares that "[[BetterToDieThanBeKilled This looks like the end for me. But, it will not be YOUR technique that kills me!]]" [[DriventoSuicide and throws himself off the building]].
* In ''Manga/{{Aruosumente}}'', at one point during the Sage's Trial Legna becomes so frustrated with the Sage's noncommital and vague answers -- which come about because Legna himself has no idea what he's doing or has not read up on the rules -- that he rage quits the dream. Fortunately for him, that does not equal an end to the trial.
* In ''Anime/{{REDLINE}}'', near the end of the titular race, the other racers are pushing so hard to the finish that Robo World's military forces are left in the dust, and they decide to call it quits.
--> '''Robo World Enforcer:''' ''[skids to a halt]'' "Fuck this! [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere They're too fast]]."
* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', when Katerea Leviathan finds herself overpowered by Azazel, she decides to blow herself up and take him down with her. However, it doesn't work as Azazel ends up killing her.

* The former page image depicts the [[http://senseis.xmp.net/?NuclearTesuji "nuclear tesuji,"]] where a losing TabletopGame/{{Go}} player opts to [[FlippingTheTable throw the board against the wall]] and uppercut the winner before storming out.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/IronMan'': [[Comicbook/WarMachine James Rhodes]], after finding out Tony Stark was BackFromTheDead, stormed into Tony's hospital room to bring back the damaged remote-control Iron Man unit Tony was using, stripped off his own armor, and told Tony he's through being Stark's "War Machine." Tony accepted the resignation from the company, but told Rhodey to keep the armor, and to use it to be better than him.
* Even MickeyMouse of all people did this once. In one of the early comics [[JerkAss Mortimer]] managed to woo Minnie and humiliate Mickey repeatedly: after Minnie purposefully and repeatedly ignored his request to go to a party, thinking he had heard of it before Mortimer even though she had already agreed to go with him and didn't want to tell Mickey until Mortimer showed up, his reply was to simply walk out [[DestinationDefenestration right through her first-floor window]] while quipping "Send me the bill."
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' issue #28 -properly titled "Rage Quit" and the beginning of the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc-, after fighting ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}'' Kara is convinced that everybody tries to take advantage of her, use her and betray her. And she decides she's done. She's done with people pushing her around, taking advantage of her and betraying her. So she quits being Supergirl.
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Robotnik had a backup plan that was essentially "Rage Quit: The Plan", called "Operation: Wasteland", which all of Robotnik's [=SWATBots=], Badniks and other machines would just destroy ''everything'', friend or foe, once the phrase "Sonic has won it ''all''!" was said. Snively accidentally discovers it after thinking Robotnik died (prior to his KilledOffForReal moment) and Robotnik stops it before it ravages the Great Forest.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Brian of ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' is king of the trope. If he doesn't like B.A.'s call, if someone accuses him of cheating or reminds him that his imaginary girlfriend wasn't real, he'll flip the whole table over. Other characters have been known to storm off in anger, but never with quite the panache Brian uses.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' had this a few times, with even a metaphysical example of Calvin stating that his spirit was kicking the chess-board's spirit clear across the room.
* ''{{ComicStrip/Mafalda}}'' often has Mafalda and her friends playing chess, so [[RunningGag this has taken place several times]]. Once Mafalda shouted at Felipe [[GoshdangitToHeck "MASCALZONE!"]] and then angrily ran off, and later Susanita [[FlippingTheTable flipped the chessboard]] at [[ButtMonkey Felipe]] before walking away.
* Several ''ComicStrip/KidPaddle'' strips end with a ruined television, usually after YetAnotherStupidDeath on ''Little Barbarian''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/CommonSense'': In Chapter 20, Misty accuses Ash of this when he calls off their rematch, but Ash quickly inverts it, pointing out that she tried to rig the battle to have as many advantages as possible, and is copying the strategy he used to defeat her back at the Gym, even after calling it "cheating" minutes ago. He quickly sums it up with his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to her:
--> "I accepted your battle so I could finally get some respect, but I don't see that happening, even if I win. You'll just say I 'cheated', or 'got lucky', or 'the sun was in your eyes', or some other excuse. Point is, I don't need to battle you to know that I'm stronger than you. And I'm not going to lose just so you can feel better about yourself when you don't deserve a victory with that kind of attitude. I've put up with it since Viridian City, but this is too much. You're not worth my time."

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* During a slumber party in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', Rainbow Dash and Applejack are playing a video game, with AJ handily winning. Just before AJ is about to win, Rainbow turns the game console off.
* Briefly seen on ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', during "[[VillainSong Gaston]]". Gaston is playing Chess with one of the bar patrons, and [[SoreLoser knocks the board off the table after his opponent does the winning checkmate]]. While the song claims that no-one "matches wits like Gaston".
* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''. When [[BigBad Bean]] is informed by [[TerribleTrio his partners]] [[CoDragons Boggis and Bunce]] that Fox and his friends have outwitted their plan to starve them by digging to each of the farmers' warehouses and stealing their foodstuffs, he undergoes a brief VillainousBreakdown by completely trashing his trailer and then heading outside to damage a few other objects, but just stops short of throwing a [[Main/{{Foreshadowing}} wrench]] and then [[TheDeterminator comes up with another idea]] to [[TheGreatFlood get back at them]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', during a tryout for the local hockey team, Riley is off her game and proceeds to fumble her puck handling, then fan on a slap shot, falling on her face in the process. Furious, she storms off the ice and demands to go home.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/JasonX'', two guys playing a holographic video game have their characters (controlled mentally) killed by Jason, so they quit in frustration. It doesn't take a genius to realize how events played out after that.
* A bar brawl version of this happens in the first scene of ''Film/TheWayOfTheGun'', as pointed out by the director in the commentary. The two antiheroes square off against an angry man and a number of his friends. Heavily outnumbered, they realize that they're going to get beaten up anyway, so they throw their first punch at the guy's girlfriend, spoiling his victory.
* In Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/{{The Thing|1982}}'', when we meet [=MacReady=], he loses a game of chess to the computer, accuses it of being a "cheating bitch", and then pours whiskey into the CPU. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment [=MacReady's=] character will destroy the game rather than lose it]] - which is what he does at the end of the movie, [[spoiler: burning down the camp in order to deny the Thing victory]].
* ''Film/PremiumRush'': That poor bicycle officer just can't catch a break. Once his own bike gets stolen, he's had it.
--> '''Officer:''' ''[seeing Wiley jack his patrol cycle]'' *sigh* Know what. I'm done.
* ''Film/BadSanta'' has a hilarious scene where Thurman trolls Willie in a game of checkers, by choosing moves and then taking them back. After Willie calls him out on it, Thurman takes out three of his pieces and reaches the edge of the board in one move. [[{{Troll}} Thurman just smiles and says "King me"]]. [[http://youtu.be/HxWCAJS7Co8?t=53s Willie doesn't take it very well]].
-->'''Willie''': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Lousy! *throws pieces* Cheating! *throws pieces* Little! *throws pieces* Shit!]]
* In ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', [[spoiler:the hero provokes the FinalBoss into this to save the Earth. [[EldritchAbomination Dormammu]] is so far above him (and just about everyone else in the MCU) in terms of power that Strange has no chance of winning in a straight fight and they both know it. However, since Dormammu exists in a timeless dimension, Strange uses magic to lock them both in a 15-second long GroundhogDayLoop, where all Dormammu can do is kill him over and over and over again. Since Dormammu can't escape the loop to conquer Earth (or any other worlds) and is aware of ''every'' reset in the loop, he gets so frustrated that he BEGS Strange to stop and agrees to leave Earth alone.]]

* In Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/OutOfTheDark'', this is how the invading Shongairi ultimately decide the end the war with humanity. The humans [[{{Determinator}} keep fighting]] [[HumanityIsInsane despite half their population being wiped out in orbital bombardments]], they can't beat [[HumansAreWarriors the humans into submission on the ground]], [[HumansAreSurvivors further orbital bombardment just pisses them off]], and [[DepopulationBomb the bioweapon they were developing]] and [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident intending to "leak" to wipe out most of the human population]] (thus making the genocide and occupation palatable to the rest of the galaxy) doesn't work because every attempt to gather human test subjects ends with their troops getting slaughtered. ''Then'' "something" starts attacking their ground bases and wiping out the garrisons, so the Shongairi commander just knocks over the whole table and pulls his troops back into orbit, intending to just destroy the entire planet and be done with it, purely out of spite.
* In ''Literature/TheTwelveChairs'', one of [[LovableRogue Ostap Bender]]'s money-making schemes involves pretending to be a chess grandmaster and hosting a simultaneous exhibition, despite being utterly inept at the game. After losing game after game, he resorts to stealing a rook from his last opponent, and when called on it, throws a handful of chess pieces in his face.
* In Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Literature/MyEnemyMyAlly'', [=McCoy=] describes a 4D chess game between two ''Enterprise'' crew in which the one who was losing programmed the game to ''explode''.
* In ''Literature/TheMartian'', after half a book of taking whatever [[UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} Mars]] throws at him with [[DeadpanSnarker snark]], [[ButForMeItWasTuesday relative calm]], and [[{{Determinator}} determination]], Mark Watney temporarily has this reaction to ''his own survival efforts'' after [[spoiler:the Hab -- his living space on Mars, with all of his food and supplies -- breaches]]. [[DisasterDominoes It's hard to blame him]].
-->'''Mark:''' You know what!? Fuck this! Fuck this airlock, fuck that Hab, and fuck this whole planet! Seriously, this is it! I've had it! I've got a few minutes before I run out of air and I'll be damned if I spend them playing Mars's little game. I'm so god damned sick of it I could puke! All I have to do is sit here. The air will leak out and I'll die. I'll be done. No more getting my hopes up, no more self-delusion, and no more problem-solving. I've fucking ''had it!''
* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', the titular character is known for inventing creative solutions to impossible odds. During the final exam for Command School, he faces an insurmountable number of opponents around a planet. [[spoiler:Everyone waits for his first move, until a classmate reminds him of his own words, "The Enemy's gate is down", which is the trigger for action in Ender. For the test, Ender blows up the planet and everyone else in the area.]] This a rage quit from Ender because he's given up on strategy and is just trying to end the tests and go home as fast as possible.
* In "The Manchurian Candidate" a Senator's manipulative, power mad wife asks him what he does if he has to go the bathroom during a session. He says that he gets up and leaves. She instructs him to start pounding on the desk, scream "Point of Order" and loudly announce that he will not stand for this any more. Then go to the bathroom.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': The 1973 episode "The Games Bunkers Play" sees the cast (on Mike's suggestion) play a game called Group Therapy, a truth-or-dare type game where participants instead of being asked softball questions are asked tough, hard questions and the participants must answer truthfully and honestly. Mike was hoping to have some fun opening up about his friends and family, but the odds aren't in his favor, to say the least ... he's always the target of well-meaning but blunt criticism about his attitudes and such. Eventually, Mike goes into a rant and storms out of the room. He goes on a tirade about Archie and how he got everything in the world but (in his view) didn't deserve it. Edith takes Mike aside and essentially tells her son-in-law about why Archie is the way he is.
* In ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Frasier famously did this playing Woody in chess, to the point of upsetting the board. Woody pointed out his King was ''still'' standing, so Frasier tossed it, mimicking Woody's annoying explosion noise (every time he took one of Frasier's pieces). Woody didn't mind, he did the explosion noise ''with'' Frasier.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
** In "Peak Performance," Data has a rematch against an opponent at a game of Stratagema. Rather than playing to win, which got him soundly defeated last time, Data goes for a stalling tactic to keep the game at a permanent impasse. His opponent eventually rage quits. If this sounds rather unsporting... well, it was, but his opponent was so insufferably smug about the previous victory that it was impossible to feel very sorry for him.
** A Klingon challenges Data to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0otnIuQiGG0 two-fisted arm wrestling]]. After getting defeated, he tries to headbutt Data, but discovers to his dismay that Data's skull is thicker than a Klingon's.
* An episode of ''Series/AccordingToJim'', Andy turns off the video game before he can lose to Gracie.
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace''
** In US Season 15, one team was eliminated at the starting line, and they were so mad they just up and left and didn't even attend the finale. The part where people were sympathetic to them was that they didn't even get to leave the country, or even go through the first leg of the race. One fan compared it to qualifying for the Olympics and being eliminated during the opening ceremony.
** Nick of Nick and Vicki got mad and quit in the middle of a task in Season 17. The episode in question turned out to be a non-elimination, which meant that the audience had to suffer their presence for another episode.
* ''Series/{{Survivor}}'':
** Lisi in ''Survivor: Fiji'' ragequit, but instead of just walking out and leaving, [[SuicideByCop simply asked everyone to vote her out.]]
** In ''Survivor: Caramoan'', Brandon Hantz had a meltdown where he came dangerously close to assaulting another player and dared the rest of his tribe to vote him out. In the process of trying to talk him down, host Jeff Probst did have the tribe vote and send him out to make it official; but Brandon afterward took pride in the fact that ''he'' controlled his fate in the game.
* In Season 3 of ''Series/TopShot'', Blue Team member Jake quit after being [[VotedOffTheIsland voted into an elimination challenge]], but before [[EliminatedFromTheRace actually participating in said challenge]]. The other person getting the votes, Phil, didn't win the elimination challenge by default, though; instead, he had to compete against the last person eliminated (Mike Hughes), with the latter earning his way back in if he won. [[spoiler:Mike won his way back in, and made it all the way to the final challenge that season.]]
* In the "[=CharDee MacDennis=]: The Game of Games" episode of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', the gang explains that they always have to nail the playing board down to the bar counter because at some point Mac will get angry that he's losing and try to flip the board over. Mac admits that it's "for the best." Sure enough, toward the end of the game, Mac goes into a rage and tries to flip the board over.
* In the series finale of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', [[spoiler:Cavil blurts an expletive and kills himself when the means of immortality are taken from his grasp.]]
* Discussed on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' when Hardison is running a con he designed based on video game principles. Turns out he may have made the whole thing too complicated and didn't account for this possible reaction. Nate cites the trope verbatim and tells Hardison you have to balance the challenge of a con out before taking the marks down with a (far simpler) plan.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Master Vile realizes that the good guys always find a way to win, even after his supposed victory, he pitches a fit and pulls up stakes, leaving Rita and Zedd to deal with the Power Rangers.
** This quite possibly makes him the smartest enemy the Rangers ever had, as he was only to realize the Rangers always won.
* In the introductions to the "Cheating Death" segments of ''Series/TheColbertReport'', TheGrimReaper often shows violent disapproval for Stephen's strategy in the current game.
* Done a couple times on ''Series/StorageWars'', once by Dave after Barry brings along a couple of supposed psychics to scan the lockers of the week, and in another episode by Jarrod's employee Mark. Dave returned the next week, Mark did not.
* On an episode of ''The $20,000 Series/{{Pyramid}}'', Creator/WilliamShatner pulled one after accidentally giving an illegal clue on the last phrase in the [[BonusRound Winner's Circle]]. He threw his chair out of the circle and screamed.
* In ''Series/{{Outnumbered}}'', Pete is playing ''VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames'' on the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} with the kids. When his sister in law, Angela, arrives, he uses the distraction to cheat with a head start. Despite this, he still trails behind, and then suddenly turns the console off saying, "We'd better stop now, your auntie's here".
* David tries this briefly in the U.S. seventh season of ''Series/MasterChef'' in the top five during a pressure test after a basket-swap gives him a poor set of ingredients he doesn't want to work with. It doesn't last long because Ramsay heads after him after he stalks out of the kitchen and talks him out of it.
* At the start of season 3 of {{Face Off}}, contestants were paired and tasked to work on aliens that would fit in with the Cantina Scene from {{Star Wars}}. Contestant Joe Castro had forgot to put anything on his alien's feet, and was critically slammed for it by the judges. Instead of waiting for the elimination ceremony, he ran outside and drove off the show, forfeiting the competition.[[/folder]]

* Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''[[Pinball/TeedOff Tee'd Off]]'' shows several golfers rage quitting their golf games, including one man breaking his putter over his knee and another golfer hurling his clubs off a cliff and into the ocean.
* Most modern pinball machines are equipped with one or more slam tilt sensors, typically on the coin door, on the bottom of the machine (to detect a drop) and occasionally on the playfield glass. Triggering one of these sensors by slamming the machine will result in an immediate game over.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Any {{heel}} not booked as a "[[TheBrute monster heel]]" will almost certainly have done it at some point in their career, ESPECIALLY if they hold a title belt. Whether it's a blatant [[GroinAttack kick to the opponent's groin]], hitting the referee, or even just going [[UnstoppableRage berserk]] on their opponent (and ignoring the referee's request to back off), they will have done something to get themselves disqualified. At its most basic? Walking back up the ramp so that the referee counts them out. As long as you're still the champion, who cares about a non-pinfall/submission loss? This is why No DQ/Falls Count Anywhere matches were created to begin with.
* Seeing the {{tecnic|o}}as were going to sweep her team on the June 16th 2007 ''Wrestling/{{CMLL}} Guerreros del Ring'', Amapola intentionally got disqualified by missile drop kicking Diana La Cazadora before she could make Polly Star tap out.
* This can sometimes be used as a means of writing a heel off of TV if they have decided to quit a company for other endeavors. For example, Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield angrily declared that he quit at Wrestling/WrestleMania 25 after losing the Intercontinental Championship to Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr in 21 seconds. This was also done by Wrestling/EveTorres, who, after losing her Diva's Championship to [[Wrestling/ChickBusters Kaitlyn]], quit the company in a fit of rage. In reality, she left to be with her new husband and to continue to pursue her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs.
* Wrestling/DaizeeHaze rage quit out of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} after she and Tomoka Nakagawa tried to take the first day of October 2011 off but were forced to defend the TagTeam Titles, which they promptly lost to Ayako Hamada and Ayumi Kurihara.
* Done quite literally with Wrestling/{{Batista}} (a heel at the time) on the episode of RAW after a [[HumiliationConga humiliating loss]] to Wrestling/JohnCena, his third in a row. He was reported to have left due to not liking the direction WWE was going in.
* During a 2015 North American Title defense against Seth Allen in Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Midwest, Tim Storm accidentally ran into the referee, [[GlassJawReferee seemingly knocking him out]]. Rather than wait for to see if he would recover or for a new official to arrive Storm decided [[KickTheDog to intentionally assault the laid out ref to draw a no contest]].

* This is the titular character's main justification in ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder''. [[MotiveDecay However, it does get ignored]].
* [=Xer0=], the ultimate BigBad of ''RolePlay/TheBalladOfEdgardo'' ends up pulling this in the end, after Edgardo's player figured out an exploit to turn his supposedly useless ability into a massive GameBreaker that would allow him to OneHitKill [=Xer0=]'s character despite all his MinMaxing. [=Xer0=] then proceeded to spend the rest of the day whining to the Mods about it; which got so bad that the Mods were [[RocksFallEveryoneDies forced to close the Forum it was hosted on to stop the sheer toxicity the event generated]].

* The NFL's Buffalo Bills held a slim 21-17 lead in the closing seconds of their November 29, 1998 game against the New England Patriots. With six seconds left and at the Bills' 26-yard line, Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe heaved a long pass (known as a "Hail Mary" due to the difficulty in completing it) for the end zone that fell incomplete as time expired, but the Bills were called for pass interference. NFL games cannot end on a defensive penalty, so the Patriots got one more untimed down from the Bills' 1-yard line which Bledsoe used to throw a touchdown pass to put themselves up 23-21. The Bills by this point had seen the replay showing that there was no interference, and were incensed when the refs tried to force them to come out and play the extra-point conversion even though it was nigh meaningless[[note]]NFL rules at the time prevented the defense from scoring on a conversion, so there was no way for the outcome of the game to change. However, the try must still be played, because points scored/allowed are theoretically in use as a tiebreaker, although they've since been sent way down the list.[[/note]]. The Bills responded by storming off the field ''en masse'', allowing New England to play the final conversion completely uncontested (kicker Adam Vinateri picked up the ball and waltzed into the end zone for probably the easiest two-point conversion ever). For what it's worth, the NFL later admitted that the defensive pass interference penalty was in error; the game stands as final because such calls by referees are deemed judgement calls and are not eligible grounds for replaying a game.
** A similar, but much less contentious event, happened to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. After the Giants took the lead with 30 seconds left to go, New England had one chance to go down the field to kick a Field Goal to tie and send the game into overtime, yet were unable to convert a first down. The Giants got a turnover-on-downs with one second on the clock, since the Patriots had used 4th down for one last (unsuccessful) "Hail Mary" attempt. Despite the game being essentially over, NFL rules dictated that a play must be run (in almost all instances, the "Victory Formation" QB kneel is run here). However, Bill Belichick had already left the field by that point, and many Patriots players were already making their way to the locker room. Belichick *did* jog out to congratulate his opponents when the turnover happened, but still technically left the field before the game was over.
* The much-hyped race between Michael Johnson and Donovan Bailey in 1997. At the time, Johnson held the world record for the 200m event, and Bailey held the record for the 100m. They were to settle the question of the "World's Fastest Man" with a 150m race. At around the 100m mark, Bailey was clearly ahead, and Johnson pulled up with an injured hamstring. Cynics thought he faked the injury rather than lose to Bailey fair and square.
* During the 1976 Soviet Red Army vs. Philadelphia Flyers exhibition UsefulNotes/{{ice hockey}} game, the Soviet Team, who agreed to play by NHL rules, began protesting calls made by the officials. After vocal complaints weren't going anywhere, the Soviet Coach opted to call the entire team back and leave the game. In another rage-quit move, the Flyers owner threatened to not pay the Soviets for the game should they leave. Eventually, the Red Army team relented and continued play, eventually losing.
** In fairness, it's universally agreed by experts that the Soviets were indeed getting hosed by the pro-American refs. The only people think otherwise are have been either die-hard Flyers fans and/or loonies stuck in the Cold War era.
* A variation occurred during the infamous "Punch-up in Piestany", an international hockey competition. In the final match of the round-robin tournament, Team Canada and Team [=USSR=] got physical and it eventually turned into a massive bench-clearing brawl (literally; players left the bench to throw down). Eventually, after all efforts to restore order failed, the match was called with no winner. Team Canada got PO'd at that point since that meant they were denied a chance at winning the tournament. When no one agreed with them, Team Canada then decided to invoke the trope and refused to stay for the awards presentation. The tournament officials basically went, "Fine. GetOut." And Canada followed Russia on a one-way ticket out of Czechoslovakia.
* UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan is so intense and committed to winning that he has a tendency to do this. Once in 1992 just before the All-Star game he did this on court after drawing a foul and was suspended from the next game and fined $5,000.
* After the New Mexico men's basketball team were upset by Harvard in the first round of the 2013 NCAA tournament, one sportswriter covering the team was so incensed that he [[http://newmexico.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1486756 retired]] the very next day.
* UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts: Coach Wrestling/KenShamrock enforced this on his fighter Guy Mezger in the Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round. Mezger's fight with fan favorite Wrestling/KazushiSakuraba was ruled a draw, requiring both fighters to go to a tiebreaker round. Shamrock believed that Mezger had clearly won the fight and prohibited him from entering the tiebreaker in protest, resulting in a forfeit loss.
* The highest scoreline in soccer history occurred as a spectacular form of rage quit: SO l'Emyrne, in protest of a referee's decisions earlier in the tournament, repeatedly scored against themselves for the duration of their match against AS Adema, with the final score being 149 - 0.
* Kinda sports: the UsefulNotes/SaoPaulo carnival vote count in 2012 had to be interrupted once a supporter of one of the samba schools jumped the barrier, grabbed the grades from the announcer's hand and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5780Xs194rA ripped them]]''.
* In a rather famous incident in the NHL, Patrick Roy - then goaltender of the Montreal Canadiens and mow considered one of the greatest goaltenders ever - was left in net for nine goals against during a game against the Detroit Red Wings on December 2, 1995 [[CurbStompBattle (Montreal lost 111)]]. This was seen as an extremely controversial move, as star goaltenders are often pulled from games quickly if they are having an off-night. Roy, whose relationship with head coach Mario Tremblay was ''very'' strained, claimed the move was meant to humiliate him. Furious, he stormed off the ice after finally being pulled; he immediately went over and told Canadiens' president Ronald Corey, in front of Tremblay no less, "It's my last game in Montreal." A few days later, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he stayed for the rest of his career.
* Related to blowouts, it's not that uncommon for hockey goaltenders to have a meltdown once the goals are enough and they are pulled off Normally hitting the goalposts with their stick, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WvReuX676k Pekka Rinne demonstrates]].
* Tuukka Rask has a history of [[http://www.stanleycupofchowder.com/2013/11/22/5133680/tuukka-rask-vs-the-shootout-a-documented-history-of-anger-and-hatred not taking shootout losses lightly]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3fW5PIt2uc Overtime goals]] are the same.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Battle of Eskrador in the backstory of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''. The battle pitched invading Ultramarines against a prepared and entrenched Alpha Legion, [[CombatPragmatist who proceeded to use every dirty trick in the book]] to routinely humiliate the Ultramarines. In the end, Roboute Guilliman (the commander of the Ultramarines) retreated his remaining forces to orbit and sterilized the planet using an orbital bombardment, uttering that he "had no interest in battling so dishonourable a foe". It's noted that the Battle of Eskrador may be entirely fictitious InUniverse, as all sources about it are potentially tainted by Alpha Legion influence and the Ultramarines categorically deny it happening -- though given their propensity for {{pride}}, they ''would'' say that either way.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' references Rage Quitting in a few places:
** The Pyro's [="BarbeQueQ"=] achievement is awarded if a player you are Dominating ends up leaving the server you are currently playing in.
** An achievement for the Spy, "Slash and Burn", is awarded if another player rage-switches to the Pyro class immediately after you kill him.
** The Scout has a voice clip that says "Yeah, I dare ya, [[MediumAwareness Rage Quit]]! C'mon, make us both happy!" when he dominates someone or kills them with the Fan-o-War (a low-damage weapon) or the Holy Mackerel (a fish that has a hit counter).
* Whenever somebody leaves the game shortly after dying in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfNewerth'' the announcer yells out RRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAGGGEQUIT.
* In one of the anime shorts of ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', Thanatos screams this at the end.
* In ''Sid Meier's [=SimGolf=]'', NPC golfers will [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/simgolf-ragequit_5806.gif rage quit your golf course]] if their attitude levels drop too low. This is caused by a variety of factors, but the biggest one is if the holes are too difficult to play due to [[FakeDifficulty poor or unfair]] [[BizarreAndImprobableGolfGame designs]]. Other factors include: being bombarded by other golfers' balls (caused by poor course layouts or too many golfers playing the same hole), unkempt course grounds, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking walking up steep slopes]] and [[UnstableEquilibrium seeing other golfers rage quit.]]
* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', vindictive players have the option of murdering everyone at the card table where they were just blasted out of the pot at poker.
* ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarTwinBlueStarsOfJudgment'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8zx9qxCSvM&feature=related gives one character a ragequit as a Super Move]]. [[MythologyGag As a reference to his death in the series]], Shin starts to limp away and tells his opponent that he won't give them the satisfaction of killing him, then throws himself into the anime SpeedStripes void. Not surprisingly, it counts as a win for Shin's opponent - although Shin will start the next round with a full Star gauge, as opposed with recovering a single Star Gauge.
* The ''computer'' can rage quit in ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'', as strange as that sounds. In the earlier games, if someone types in [[PrecisionFStrike "Fuck You"]] as an answer to a Gibberish Question or other question with a typed answer, the host will make fun of you and deduct a vast amount of points from the offending player. Do it again, and the host does nothing, but makes fun of you for being unoriginal. Do it a ''third time'', and the host gets so pissed that he '''ragequits the game on you, booting you back to the desktop!'''
* Likewise, in the first PC version of ''Who Wants To Be A Millionaire''. If you don't enter a name at the screen which prompts you to do so, Regis Philbin will at first coax you, then get annoyed, and after a minute of not typing in a name, gets angry and says "Fine! You wanna be that way? I quit!" and the game shuts itself off.
* At the end of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'''s 2nd case, [[spoiler:AmoralAttorney Franziska von Karma is so furious at having been defeated by Phoenix that she ''angrily whips him into unconsciousness.'']]
** In the first investigation phase of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'''s 5th case, [[spoiler:Edgeworth]] spends his whole time investigating [[spoiler:Larry's]] [[AccidentalMisnaming psycholocks]]... erm, Psyche-Locks, only to learn a useless piece of irrelevant information, only to find out he had another, more important secret hidden by ''five more'' Psyche-Locks. [[spoiler:Edgeworth]] is so frustrated that he just decides to pull the secret out of him in court the next day, and ends the investigation right then and there.
* [[spoiler:Dickson]] in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''. Right after Shulk delivers a fatal blow and prepares to finish him off he declares they can proceed and he won't try to stop them. [[spoiler:He then sits down and mutters to himself that he won't let Shulk see him die,]] he doesn't want to give him the satisfaction of knowing that he beat him.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'': Don't like the Council's whining when reporting to them in the Comm Room? If you're tired of cracking jokes or apologizing for everything, you can always just cut the signal.
* In the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' DLC story "The Tyranny of King Washington", Connor learns from a mocking Blue Coat whom he's playing checkers with that [[spoiler: all of his friends were ambushed and massacred]]. Cue the command prompt "[[ActionCommands Press X to rage quit]]".
-->'''Connor:''' "That's it!" (''smashes the guy's face with the checkerboard and beats up everyone in the bar'')
* Any player in TabletopSimulator can flip the table. Server hosters can disable this.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', you can find out at one point that Cassandra is a fan of Varric's trashy romance novel. Varric asks her why she doesn't like his more popular crime serial instead, she replies that she has enough mysteries in her life to solve, and besides "[[AnyoneCanDie you killed my favorite character]] in the third chapter, so I threw the book across the room!"
* A very humorous one appears in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker''. Very rarely, if you fling Mario off into a BottomlessPit, you'll hear him hit the ground, scramble to his feet, hobble out the door, go to a car, ''start it up and drive off'', declaring "Bye-bye!"
* Invoked in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' by the final boss of the [[OmnicidalManiac No Mercy]] route. [[MediumAwareness This enemy knows you can]] SaveScum, and simply defeating you in battle is therefore not good enough to stop you -- [[SNKBoss they need to make the fight so ridiculously unfair]] that you ''give up on beating the boss'' and stop playing entirely (or at least stop playing that particular path), in a last-ditch effort to [[spoiler:save the entire world.]]
* One of Oscar Mike's random comments while shooting an opponent in ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is "Come on, rage quit! You know you want to!"
* ''Videogame/PlanetSide 2'''s Recursion Stat Tracker GameMod adds achievements and medals, one of which is the "Rage Quit!" medal, which is awarded when you kill someone who then ''immediately'' disconnects. If you dominate an enemy by killing them thrice in a row and they rage quit, it gets turned into a "Submission" medal.
* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', if a player disconnects during an online match, their character's head explodes and is counted as a win for your opponent as a "Quitality".
* This is an actual achievement in ''Blockstorm'' - you get it by leaving the server within a few seconds of getting killed.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' keeps track of how often a player quits a match midway through and will penalize you if you do it too much over a period of time.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 7'' also tracks how often players quit in the middle of a match and applies penalties if it's too often.
* In ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus'', the player can observe a game of chess between genius scientist Set Roth and the mentally-challenged Max Hass. When Max puts Roth into checkmate, the incredulous Roth loses his temper, insults Maxs intelligence, sweeps the pieces off the board and kicks one for good measure as he storms out of the room.
* ''VideoGame/RandalsMonday'': Randal pulls one of these after [[spoiler:the prison escape]], because he has just had enough of this lunacy. [[TemptingFate He shouldn't have said that.]]
* According to the description in the [[MonsterCompendium Enemy Dictionary]], in ''VideoGame/TheBattleCats'', [[TheParalyzer Croakley]] will [[FurryReminder use his long tongue]] to hit the reset button if he's losing a game. The entry even [[InvokedTrope refers to this as ragequitting.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'' once had a short arc featuring a tournament in which the contestants had to continually replay the 1st Edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module ''TabletopGame/KeepOnTheBorderlands'', with the winner being the last person left after everyone else ragequit. Nelson won, but was temporarily unable to remember how to play any games other than First Edition D&D.
* Sarnel of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' was [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8742 described]] with the word "Ragequit" when he stormed out of a dinner that had been planned [[ShipperOnDeck to try and get him and his second cousin Ariel to hook up]]. It also counted as a NotSoStoic moment for him.
* This ''Webcomic/VGCats'' [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=278 strip]] provides a handy chart for playing ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''.
* This ''Webcomic/SuperEffective'' [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=2 comic]] has Red pull one when Blue chooses the starter Pokemon with type advantage over his.
* ''Webcomic/ClockworkGame'' provides a [[http://www.clockwork-comics.com/2011/10/13/what-shall-you-do-now-monsieur-turk/ historical example]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', when it becomes obvious that Caliborn will win their chess match, Calliope wipes the board and storms away. However, given that she had by all accounts already won and had only technically ''not'' by virtue of a ''very'' unsportsmanlike (not to mention downright silly) trick Caliborn had played and that she only continued to play in an irritated attempt to humour him, well, it was probably justified.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', the chapters of the "Sister" StoryArc are [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming named to evoke playing a boardgame]], one of them being "Knock the board over".
* Spoofed in the last panel of [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150428205807/http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20080928 this]] ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'' strip.
* ''Webcomic/PvP'':
** One storyline featured Skull the troll, normally TooDumbToLive, gaining super-intelligence after an electric shock, and besting Brent Sienna [[http://pvponline.com/comic/2003/03/10/mon-mar-10 in a game of chess]]:
-->'''Brent''': Unlike yourself, I've been playing chess for years. Stop with the Hank [=McCoy=] routine and play.
-->''Skull takes Brent's king.''
-->'''Skull''': Checkmate.
-->''Cut to the next panel, featuring a chessboard broken over Skull's head.''
-->'''Skull''': Spaz.
** Brent was also implied to be a rage quitter in [[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2003/09/07/sun-sep-07 this strip]].
** Never play chess with an [[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2008/11/07/check-and-mate angry panda]].
** Scratch Fury once rage quit because he ''[[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2009/11/06/battleflip was winning]]''. Or rather, because his adversary wasn't reacting negatively about losing.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* After opening a canned hamburger, and seeing an unexpected bun, WebVideo/StuartAshen loses his cool, drops a ClusterFBomb and leaves in frustration, grumbling, "Right, we're never going to top that, that's it, channel's over," and leaves in indignation (He comes back).
* On youtube comments you can sometimes see people with no arguments being trounced by rational people, and then leaving a last incendiary comment before disabling replies.
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'':
** Spoony's [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/10/30/fmv-hell-halloween-special-bloodwings-pumpkinheads-revenge/ first review]] of ''VideoGame/BloodwingsPumpkinheadsRevenge'' counts as an epic Rage Quit.
--> I warn you now that the tale of ''Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge'' is long, cryptic, and incredibly stupid. I have never before wasted this much time on a project this pointless, and if you sit through this review, you will truly be stupider for having experienced it.
** A similar thing happened in his review of ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly''. After slogging through several stages of NintendoHard beatdowns, the final straw for him came when he encountered a bunch of enemy mooks who were ''immune to bullets''.
*** "But a bullwhip ''messes them up''!"
** His review of ''VideoGame/UltimaIX'', while the ending is glossed over, shows that Spoony is clearly done riffing on the game when [[spoiler:Dupre comes back from the dead, causing the final "betrayal" to happen]].
** His review of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' ends surprisingly not at the very end of the game, but when the BigBad reveals himself, since [[spoiler: the driving force of the game has been the Fal'cie's inability to communicate directly, having to express their wishes through hazy mental images. Except that the Big Bad, himself a Fal'cie, can ''talk'', and has been passing as human for years.]] He later revealed this to be a fake-out and that he would continue the review; explaining that the Rage Quit in the video was just illustrating that this was the point where he originally got fed up with the game in real life and gave up on it.
** During the reviews for the UsefulNotes/SegaCD games ''Make My Video'', he reaches the Kriss Kross one and comes upon a cut scene where the DJ mocks his video (y'know one of those, "try again" things). Spoony instantly ejects the game, throws the CD to ground and, to the tune ''Jump'', starts stomping on it.
---> '''Spoony''': ''There!'' I just made your video, ''dogg''.
* [[http://lparchive.org/Mega-Man-Battle-Network-4-6/ Epee Em]] in his LetsPlay of the VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork series. The whole Lets Play for the fourth game in the series featured Epee Em raging at the game's numerous flaws (and keeping track to pass the time and to give some motivation to beat the game). Because the game requires multiple [[NewGamePlus playthroughs]] to unlock all the post-game content, he used cheat codes to burst through the second and third playthroughs. This triggered the game's NoFairCheating measures, such as permanently reducing the HP to a base zero, randomly deleting all of the in-game currency and completely glitching out during some minigames. Even so, he strided on. [[InvertedTrope Then the game itself responded by corrupting the save file at the end of the second playthrough.]]
* Leelee Scaldaferri counts herself as the first person to ragequit [[WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun Feed Dump]], after discovering how much the ''Series/JerseyShore'' cast makes per episode.
* Perhaps one of the most justifiable Rage Quits was when LetsPlay/{{Kikoskia}} of LetsPlay fame rebooted ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'' because he was utterly ''sick'' of playing ''Storm Over The Desert''.
* Creator/RoosterTeeth's Creator/AchievementHunter has ''Rage Quit'', where Creator/{{Michael|Jones}} plays through a game, which invariably becomes this trope. Sometimes it's more than justified, since he's going in with no instructions -- going into ''VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}}'' without ever knowing how to switch polarities (a key gameplay mechanic and required to even pass Stage 1), for example. Bonus material showed that right after filming his play of ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', he flung the Xbox out the window and smashed its remains with a ''crowbar''.
** [[WordOfGod Word of Jack]] says that it was faked as the Xbox thrown out of the window was already broken.
** He also ragequit ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' on the ''title screen''.
** Humorously subverted in the ''Rage Quit'' episode on ''VideoGame/{{Rage}}'', where Michael's incredibly mellow throughout the video.
** Subverted another way for "Space Chimps" and "Uncraft Me 2", as he beats these games.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGlVtNXLMmA ''SWISS FUCKING CHEESE!'']]
** Hilariously inverted in the ''Rage Quit'' episode on ''Uproar!'', where the game crashes on him, leaving Michael completely dumbfounded and declared that the game quit on ''him''.
* LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} is normally a cheerful person, but when he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJJ7oNXS1nU plays a hard level]] ... things won't get pretty. In the next episode, he mentioned it as a ragequit.
* Radio/TrueCapitalist radio broadcasts often end in this, due to Ghost's HairTriggerTemper
* In ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', Codex unknowingly complains about recent changes to The Game's creator, who gets frustrated with the constant stream of criticism and decides to sell The Game. She spends the remainder of the season trying to talk him out of rage quitting.
* Do NOT make up your own rules while playing a game with Natalie Tran. She will [[http://youtu.be/mExEUoKt3O4 flip your scrabble board]].
* LetsPlay/UberHaxorNova has an ''entire series'' dedicated to rage quitting now, he'll keep playing notoriously hard games until he gets to the breaking point. He made it 10 episodes on ''Super VideoGame/MeatBoy'', 3 on I Wanna Be The Guy, 3 on Street Fighter X Tekken, 2 on The Impossible Game and 3 on Aban Hawkins and the 1000 Spikes.
** On Street Fighter X Tekken, he kept receiving challenges from players online. As a result, he never got past the ''first level'' of Arcade Mode.
* Pro ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' player Idra has picked up quite a reputation for being a notorious rage quitter. It's not uncommon during a tournament game where Idra will suddenly just quit the game when he's outplayed, even if he has a chance of making a comeback. What also doesn't earn points in his favor is that he hardly ever gives out the customary "gg" when he leaves. HilariousInHindsight in that at least twice during major tournaments, he's quit a game that he's essentially won (but felt he was losing), much to the shock of the crowd and play-by-play casters.
* Creator/NeilCicierega's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UivcJ2VdhfA What's Dylan Grillin'?]]" features a player trying to ragequit the titular game, only for the game to prevent it, leaving the player with the only option of hurling insults at the game.
* LetsPlay/MarioPartyTV:
** Holms tends to threaten this, leading to a LampshadeHanging during their first 8-Player run on 7's Neon Heights. By the end of that same episode, everyone but Team Dolphin resigns.
*** This was actually [[EstablishingCharacterMoment established as early as the very first episode of the series]], where [[TokenEvilTeammate Mr. Doom]] won the board and Holms, in his anger, Rage Quit by shutting the game off.
** During the group's play-through of Mario Party 2's Space Land (found on Mr. Doom's YouTube channel), Holms' gambit during a duel minigame against Steeler late in the game failed. Holms, who was not having his best game to begin with, then proceeded to take himself out by setting his controller to the Easy-level CPU.
* In Super Mario Galaxy Versus, LetsPlay/AttackingTucans triggers the [[KaizoTrap Kaizo Trap]] at the end of a level. Cue raging.
-->'''[=AttackingTucans=](angry because he got kaizo'ed):''' "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THIS LEVEL IS A F***ING SLUT! F***ING... SLUAAAH!"
* Among the most memorable of Rage Quits ever heard came from the ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'' during a review of ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic '06]]'', a game that is still regarded as one of the worst of its time. Through out the playthrough, Arin and Jon jokingly mock the game for its complicated story, long load times, strange character design, and many, ''many'' glitches. However, once they encountered one on a lava stage that sent Knuckles twirling skyward and [[RantInducingSlight latched him to the side of a cliff]] (sort of, with Knuckles "climbing" in ''midair''), [[RageBreakingPoint Arin.]] [[HilarityEnsues Just.]] Lost it.
** Which is then topped by his reaction at failing ''VideoGame/BattleKidFortressOfPeril''.
* Creator/BradJones has one when reviewing "Rock, It's Your Decision" on ''WebVideo/DVDRHell''. Brad is mostly having fun at the movie's expense, he announces that he's ending the review early when the main character makes a deeply homophobic statement, his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that followed can be summed up with the line "Kid, go fuck yourself". And this is a man who sat through ASerbianFilm despite being horrified by the whole thing. RealLife reason is that Brad's mother is a lesbian, which is why in his eyes, the DesignatedHero had crossed the MoralEventHorizon.
* LetsPlay/{{Shinryuu82}} has quit two playthroughs midway due to this:
** He quit ''Mega Man Eons of Dreams 2'' after experiencing frustration with the PlatformHell Metal Man stage.
** His run of the ObviousBeta fangame ''Mega Man DOS Remake'' ended after discovering to his horror that passwords do not record Wave Man's defeat (who was reduced to a ''BonusBoss'' in the remake, only unlockable by collecting the W A V E letters), and that the 8 fortress stages have the same design choice of simply filling each screen with tons of enemies.
* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': the godmodder's goal is to have everyone rage quit. Permanently. And then when he lost at the end of the first game he [[HoistByHisOwnPetard rage quit himself]].
* LetsPlay/SimonLane chose to quit his and LetsPlay/LewisBrindley's ''I Get This Call Every Day'' playthrough, after they were fired three times in a row, shouting "FUCK THIS GAME, I QUIT" and leaving Lewis to awkwardly finish the video. Their ''VideoGame/FableIII'' playthrough also ended due to a game-breaking glitch not being fixed after the game was ported to PC, resulting in Simon angrily leaving.
* LetsPlay/HatFilms choose to do this with the adventure map "From Ashes", after getting heavily frustrated with the map's poor design. They decide to TrashTheSet on the way out, however.
* Happened temporarily when LetsPlay/InTheLittleWood, LetsPlay/{{Strippin}} and [[Music/{{Area 11}} Sparkles*]] did a livestream, resulting in Ross and Trott of Hat Films temporarily crashing it. After [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ7ImQo4jsc#t=713 Sparkles* inadvertently opens his mouth as Ross waves a fake penis in front of it]], Sparkles* storms out for a few minutes. He came back, granted.
* The Music/KatyPerry {{parody}} music "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_XGxzMrq04 Don't Mine at Night]]" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_TMtgjQuZI both versions]]) has a moment where the singer expresses a desire to ragequit. In one of them, the ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'' game over screen is seen with the mouse over the end game button. In the other, the singer is seen on the computer throwing his hooves up in anger.
* After dying at the end of level 2 of ''VideoGame/SyobonAction'', {{LetsPlay/Markiplier}} angrily decided to stop playing. He immediately and repeatedly describes it as not being ragequitting, though (his excuse being that he ran out of time), [[BlatantLies when it clearly is]].
* [[https://youtu.be/Zy85h4MJQos This art student]] [[UnderStatement just can't seem to handle criticism very well]]. [[spoiler:Subverted in that the reaction was fake and was in and of itself a performance artwork]]
---> "Okay, well this is fucking bullshit. Im sorry, but like, Ive spent so much of time on these fucking projects," (smashes painting against wall) "This is fucking shit and I fucking hate [inaudible] this fucking class."
* Creator/JesseCox goes into a rant-filled Rage Quit while playing ''Pro Gamer Simulator'' after a one-two punch of having his character lose a match followed by having his character tempbanned. Jesse is so frustrated that he leaves the computer and goes screaming "I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING!" so loud that it's picked up in Dodger's podcast nearby. For her part, she just finds it funny and talks it over with him as he tries to cool down.
** The one game that he truly and absolutely rage quit on was ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', absolutely furious over the ending to the game.
* [=TryHardNinja=] sings all the praises of this in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm6kZKem41Q "I Just Rage Quit"]].
* ''LetsPlay/HoboBros'': Luke is prone to this when playing ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' levels. In one episode, which is even titled "[=SMG4=] (Luke's nickname) RAGE QUITS", he gets so fed up that he has to get up and leave the room in order to stay calm.
* Creator/TotalBiscuit, his StiffUpperLip withering in the face of ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015'''s refusal to let him connect to a server (a netcode issue that required tinkering with his router settings to work around until it was patched), finally Rage Quits in understated British fashion [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67odiVv1dc4 here]]:
--> "Oh, bugger this." [quits game]
** And then just to add insult to injury, when he finally got the game working so he could do a rev- [[InsistentTerminology "First Impressions video"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLtwK6Oe23I it turned out not to be very good.]]
* DashieXP on his gaming channel; DashieGames. Mostly for his Mario Maker videos. If he dies too much, can't figure out how to do a level, or it's too hard for him ([[AccidentalInnuendo pause]]) he will scream, "NEXT!!!" Here's a compilation for your [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV_sq8fIPmk pleasure]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Discord's reaction to Fluttershy beating his mind games is pretty much this. Up until then, he was treating the task of putting the rest of the Mane Six in a HatePlague like a game; when someone actually wins, he goes berserk, brute-force brainwashes her, and leaves in a huff.
--->'''Discord:''' ''Oh for goodness' sake!'' You've been kind for far too long, my dear! [[EmotionBomb TIME TO BE CRUEL!]] Arrivederci!
** It comes back to haunt Discord when he returns in Season 3's "Keep Calm and Flutter On". Tired of Discord's pranks despite [[spoiler:being the only pony to actually be his friend]], Fluttershy throws down her ice skates and trots off in a huff. Discord calls her out on it, saying that it's only because [[spoiler:she was his friend]] that she's doing that. Until he realizes [[spoiler:she really ''was'' his friend, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone leading Discord to realize he really was an idiot]].]]
** Princess Luna does this for the holiday of Nightmare Night after Pinkie Pie's fake panics over Luna pushes her over the edge.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' CutawayGag, after Brian beat Peter at checkers, Peter took the checker board, put it in the car, drove the car off a cliff and shot at it until it exploded.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':
** [[JerkassHasAPoint Arcee]] chews out team newbie [[IJustWantToBeSpecial Smokescreen]] one time to many. It gets to the point that Smokescreen, having finally had enough promptly leaves the base to "get some air".
** Wheeljack also has left the Wreckers [[spoiler:and Team Prime on account of one Ultra Magnus]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Subverted when in a Russian district, a losing chess player sweeps the pieces off the board while shouting, but the subtitles reveal that he's simply saying "Good game. How about another?"
** Played straight in another episode, where Homer is seen playing Chutes and Ladders and ragequitting on the first turn.
* Aku in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has a hilarious one where after his repeated attempts to tell stories that have Aku as the hero and Jack as the villain to children ended up in complete failure, he culminates in a VillainousBreakdown and one last story before teleporting to his lair, greatly annoyed:
--->'''Aku:''' Enough! Here is the truest tale of all! There was an almighty, all-powerful wizard! And there was a pathetic little samurai! And the wizard DESTROYED HIM! THE END! ''(leaves)''
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'': When [=WordGirl=] figures out the secret to Miss Power's [[EmotionEater strength]] and does better in their rematch, Miss Power escapes. She furiously rants that if she leaves of her own free will, it doesn't count as losing.


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