* ''TheNewAdventuresOfCaptainS'' has the hero constantly beating up enemies inside the world of videogames. When he punches someone in the real world he hurts his fist.
* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18791_if-movie-characters-didnt-make-horrible-decisions.html This]] Website/{{Cracked}} article lists a number of humourous hypothetical examples, imagining what sort of films fictional characters would watch.
** "An ex-con coach and a team of misfits... No one thought they'd have a chance. They were right."
** Another one why is Ariel from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYm1GQBgHNk will be a horrible roommate.]] Ariel's CloudCuckoolander personality, her curiousity, and her BuffySpeak not only annoys her housemates but [[spoiler: gets thrown out for her constant singing.]]
* [[http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/building-code-violations-for-the-love-shack Building Code Violations For]] [[Music/TheB52s The Love Shack]]
** [=McSweeney=]'s is fond of that sort of thing. Another classic is the report of [[http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/back-from-yet-another-globetrotting-adventure-indiana-jones-checks-his-mail-and-discovers-that-his-bid-for-tenure-has-been-denied the tenure committee on Indiana Jones.]]
* ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' frequently combines this with FridgeLogic and/or CuttingTheKnot in derailing various movies and such. A few examples include ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' where Vader could have caught Luke with the force rather than doing nothing when Luke jumped off the catwalk, and the Twilight parody, where Bella gets vamped at the end of the first movie.
** In their "2012" segment, they have John Cusack's character explain the whole plot as his escape plan, showing how many coincidences would be needed to get them that far, let alone a lack of reality. [[spoiler: In the end, they just drowned without even making it to the airport.]]
* The Prolecto series, at Episode Two and later, falls into this, and at first balances hilarity with reality, but moves towards non-humorous reality later on. For instance, at the end of the first one, they decide to start converting everyone! At the beginning of the second one...[[spoiler: They're in prison for, amongst other things, public nudity!]]
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': Near the beginning of Act II, Dr. Horrible gloats about his unstoppable plan to commit a heist using his Freeze Ray. Cue GilliganCut and a bruised Dr. Horrible explaining how he needs to be careful about what he says on his blog because both Captain Hammer and the LAPD watch it.
* The entire premise of the ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}}'' videos, "If X Were Real".
* WereAlive: Angel attempts to use a broken zip line to repel down from the roof of the collapsing Tower, barehanded. The result is he tears up his hands, lands next to the remains of a tanker truck filled with burning diesel fuel, and is left barely clinging to life but slowly dying from his injuries. It's made very clear his injuries would have killed him if Scratch hadn't [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim given him a terminal case of lead poisoning first.]]
* [[http://nequ.deviantart.com/art/Sonny-Gets-Mad-Scienced-144594113 Sonny Gets Mad Scienced]]; a GenreSavvy geek gets kidnapped by a mad scientist for use in horrible experiments that have killed -- or worse -- every one of his predecessors. He's going to use his trope knowledge to break free and save the day before the experiment, right? ... Right?
* ''OrionsArm'' defies RockBeatsLaser by depicting the technologically superior foe (as opposed to {{Insufficiently Advanced Alien}}s) as fundamentally unbeatable by the lower one barring severe extenuating circumstances, [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080414212918/http://www.orionsarm.com/sophontology/intertoposophic_conflict.html going into]] [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080411115346/http://www.orionsarm.com/intro/pluckybaseline.html great detail]] about the trope and why it simply can't work.
* [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/524/205/0c2.jpg This]] picture shows what would really happen if [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog you really ran into gold rings at high speed]].
* In this [[http://www.dorkly.com/video/47881/pokemon-rusty-ep-9-team-rocket Dorkly]] video, Rusty challenges some [[{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket]] goons to a fight. [[spoiler:Team Rocket just shoots Rusty's Pokemon]].
* ''{{Literature/Worm}}''
** A member of the ABB tries to use a sword to intimidate and fight Skitter, who controls a giant swarm of insects. No prizes for guessing what happens next.
** Glory Girl tends to use extreme force in dealing with thugs. The results are not pretty, and it's strongly implied that she would have gotten into trouble a long time ago if not for Panacea putting her victims back together.
** Speaking of Panacea, driving herself to heal others day-in, day-out due to her own SamaritanSyndrome has had bad effects on her own psyche, and by the time the story proper starts she's already past the point of burnout.
** The story in general has a healthy respect for conventional weapons and quite a few named characters that lack SuperToughness are wounded or even killed by them.
** While there is no shortage of genuinely malicious characters, a fair number of problems are also caused by people being, well, ''people'', in all their ass-covering, fearful, me-first, selfish "glory".
* PlayedForLaughs with one of 1d4chan's home brewed Space Marine chapters, [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Reasonable_Marines The Reasonable Marines]]. They act like normal soldiers focusing on stealth and efficiency, trying to avoid combat unless needed, and actually trying to be diplomatic with aliens instead of shooting them on sight. The joke is they are the [[OnlySaneMan only sane group]] in a universe filled with nothing but RuleOfCool and CrazyAwesome lunatics.
* The gif image [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD0XqFZ8GmI Martial Arts v.s. Modern Arts]]. If you do those martial arts moves in front of a gunman as an IntimidationDemonstration, you're just going to get shot.
* In the ''Blog/WhatIf'' entry [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/29/ "Spent Fuel Pool"]] Randall Munroe explores the physics-based answer to how safe it is to swim in a nuclear reactor's spent fuel pool. Because water is a good insulator against radioactivity it's pretty safe if you stay away from the casks. He then poses the question to a friend who works at a research reactor.
--> '''Randall's friend:''' In ''our'' reactor? You’d die pretty quickly, before reaching the water, from gunshot wounds.
* ''WebVideo/ASDFMovie'': In the second episode, a bear named Desmond is briefly seen, wondering how he got on the moon. In the seventh episode, we see him again. [[spoiler:He's dead. No air on the moon, you know.]]
** In the fourth episode, aliens attack. A onlooker heroically yells, "Throw! The! '''CHEESE!'''" He throws a ton of cheese... and it all just bounces off the spaceship.
* The story of the first owners of [[SCPFoundation SCP-]][[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1958 1958]]. All but too excited to have a bus that can travel in space, they set off to colonize the stars...neglecting the fact that it still goes at the same speed of a regular bus, and their destination was ''lightyears'' away. They realized it when, after two months of travel with the crew dwindled and nearly starved to death, they realized [[OhCrap they barely made it to the Moon]].
** One of the general themes of SCP is pointing out the horrific consequences of characters and plot devices with fantastic abilities, powers, or properties. A good example is the Keter-class [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-871 SCP 871]]... self-replicating cakes.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1470 SCP-1470]]. A telepathic spider that was only in Foundation captivity for four months. The reason? That's how long spiders of his species live. The spider has been classified as "Neutralized" because it died of natural causes.
** As a general rule, if an [=SCP=] has the ability to transform other things/beings, it [[{{Deconstruction}} won't ignore the aspects of the transformation that would ordinarily be solved with a]] HandWave, leading to a lot of entries that invoke TransformationHorror.
* ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' has a quite few examples:
** If you do massive damage to a top secret military base in the process of saving it from a terrorist assault, you will suffer severe consequences.
** [[spoiler:Dr. Branston]] was shot in the leg and later dies from his injury.
*** Same for [[spoiler:Hicks]] and some unnamed sniper.
** Air vents are cramped and [[AirVentPassageway using them as passageways]] will make a lot of noise.
*** Air vents in a top secret military base will be too small for someone to fit through.
** Being made of solid metal grants NighInvulnerability...and a total inability to swim due to your increased density.
** TheBerserker will end up with convictions for assault and/or spend time in the hospital.
** Throwing someone [[DestinationDefenestration through a window]] will severely injure or kill them.
** InterspeciesRomance will ''never'' result in children.
** [[spoiler:[[SnakePeople Sergeant Larry Masters]]]] eventually dies of lung cancer bought on by his habit of smoking.
** [[spoiler:[[MindOverMatter Siberys]]]] shows what happens if you quickly cobble together a vaccine/drug and use it without proper testing and/or followup. The vaccine he took works as intended but [[spoiler:he dies from the complications several years later]].
** [[spoiler:Chris [=MacLean=]]] shows what the stress of being responsible for someone's death as well as keeping a deep secret for decades can do. He [[spoiler:[[DrowningMySorrows becomes an alcoholic]] and later dies in an alcohol related accident.]]
* Quackerjack attempts to do a SadisticChoice in episode 6 of ''WebAnimation/{{Ducktalez}}'' with a pair of gondolas as a reference to Film/TheDarkKnight. However, the criminals blow up the gondola with the civilians 3 seconds in.
* [[http://spinpasta.wikia.com/wiki/Jeff_the_Killer:_Rewritten This]] take on the ''WebOriginal/JeffTheKiller'' creepypasta shows about how well a teenager with grievous recently self-inflicted facial injuries like massive incisions to the face and burned eyelids would fare as a killer. [[spoiler: He fails to kill his last two intended victims, and his wounds become severely infected, resulting in sepsis and death.]]
* The ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum have a room dedicated to making this happen to Sue-perpowered and ill-thought-out OC's. Drank twenty-two bottles of rum in a short span? The Reality Room gives realistic effects on the body. A military recruit with a disdain for authority? DrillSergeantNasty is only the beginning. [[TooDumbToLive Sue made passionate love shortly after a severe flogging]]? Hoo boy.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rh9LO6VkZk Mario Kart 8 is Great]] starts with the Mario and friends getting ready to race underwater. However, as soon as the green light flashes, [[spoiler: they have already drowned and their bodies are shown floating on the surface]].
* Despite the more outlandish aspects of ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'', realism can indeed rear its ugly head:
** The PEFE Founders took down the corrupt corporation Pokéfutures Inc., who also happened to be the lynchpin of Angela's economy. This resulted in the Angelan economy going into freefall, and had the Founders not took the deal to take all their assets they would've ended up in prison.
** Raise loads of sapient beings for use in competition and basically rejecting the rest for one or two perfect mons? Be prepared for a lot of issues regarding self-worth.
** Verax may have done a HeelFaceTurn, but that doesn't mean the J-Team members who he's tried to kill before are going to like having him around.
** Daisy and Pentigan got together due to their adventures fighting Glitch Pokémon, but once that was over, they found that apart from a shared horrific experience they didn't really have anything else in common and broke up.
** The J-Team causing property damage to the places they stayed at caused many hotels to ban them from staying there.
** Psychological issues take time to fix and may never fully go away.
** During the Hoenn arc Tagg decides to have his mons destroy a perfectly legal Neo-Magma machine to stop them from destroying a beach and is forced to retreat by them calling the cops as that's vandalism.
* ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/romanticcomedy-behavior-gets-reallife-man-arrested,757/ Romantic Comedy Behavior Gets Real Life Man Arrested]]
* This Pete Holmes sketch has shown ''{{WesternAnimation/Popeye}}'' eating his [[PowerUpFood Spinach]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar9EQBIonu0 only to get stomach problems]] from expired spinach.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTLZyG0GJS8 Dorkly's Anime Things That Would Get You In Trouble In Real Life]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Pyrrha, being too shy to confess her feelings, simply cultivates a friendship with the object of her affections, hoping he'll someday ask her out. He does ''not'', and her feelings remain unrequited until she actually mans up (in a manner of speaking) and tells him about them.
** Jaune [[spoiler:forges academic transcripts and cheats his way into an elite military school]], in a shonen-worthy attempt to become a hero. And were it not for [[TheAce Pyrrha]]'s intervention, he would have died before the first week was out.
** Ruby's impulsive, scatterbrained approach to battle nearly gets her killed by one of Weiss's attacks, and nearly again later on by a Deathstalker.
** Blake's HeroicBSOD[=s=] over her traumatic past [[spoiler:as a White Fang terrorist]] occasionally get so bad that her teammates have to remind her to eat and sleep.
** Some mooks do not survive when the heroes [[TraintopBattle knock them off the train]] inside a tunnel full of Grimm. Similarly, when the MiniMecha used against Team RWBY early in the season is deployed on top of the train, one well-placed strike is enough to knock it onto the tracks and velocity destroys it.
*** Also, Weiss and Yang have fights inside the train cars against a large White Fang mook and Neo respectively. Despite fighting opponents that aren't as powerful as what they've fought before, Weiss and Yang lose because they're fighting ''inside'' the train cars and can't fight at their full strength.
** When one of the BigBad's plans goes awry, killing many mooks in the process, the villains are ''not'' able to handwave it by saying WeHaveReserves. As in any real life army, the soldiers left alive afterwards seriously consider defecting.
** Ironwood grows frustrated and distrustful of Ozpin (the Wise, Cryptic Mentor Who Refuses To Tell Him The Whole Story), leading him to betray Ozpin politically and take matters into his own hands.
* In the WebVideo/BartBaker parody of [[Music/MaroonFive "Animals"]], Adam Levine begins pouring blood over his stalkee...and learns the hard way most people aren't cool with porking while covered in blood.
* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18683_7-scientific-reasons-zombie-outbreak-would-fail-quickly.html This]] WebSite/{{Cracked}} article points out all the reasons a real-life ZombieApocalypse would be unlikely: among other things, traditional "mindless walking corpse" zombies would be vulnerable to putrescence and extreme heat/cold, and their inability to feel pain [[BlessedWithSuck would likely result in their bodies quickly becoming too damaged to walk]].