* ''TheNewAdventuresOfCaptainS'' has the hero constantly beating up enemies inside the world of videogames. When he punches someone in the real world, he instead 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 humorous 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 curiosity, and her BuffySpeak not only annoys her housemates but [[spoiler: gets thrown out for her constant singing.]]
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18683_7-scientific-reasons-zombie-outbreak-would-fail-quickly.html This]] 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 or cold, and their inability to feel pain [[BlessedWithSuck would likely result in their bodies quickly becoming too damaged to walk]].
*** Despite the article being written after ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' was published, the book specifically addresses several of those factors; Zombies are a lot less vulnerable than they should be to environmental and explosive damage, and are toxic to all animals, [[ArtisticLicenceBiology so they don't get attacked]]. [[LampshadeHanging Some of the characters note how improbable this is]].
** [[http://www.cracked.com/series/antiheroes/ Antiheroes]] shows what would happen if some random average joes suddenly get superpowers.
* [[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.]]
** In one of their "Lego Movie" segments, it is demonstrated that EasilyForgiven doesn't really come into play for President Business, when he's convinced by Emmet to stop his evil plans. After all, it still doesn't negate the fact that he ruined a lot of people's lives in the process and is therefore thrown into prison by a lot of angry people for what he did.
** Occurs almost entirely in ''Film/JurassicWorld''. Notable examples include:
*** You can't get a 20+ year-old Jeep back into running usable condition just by changing the battery. [[spoiler:The Indominus Rex points this out before eating Zach and Gray offscreen]].
*** Raptors are really tough to train and control, especially when out of their cages, [[spoiler:which in turn leads to the Raptors wiping out all of the strike team (except for Owen) after killing the I-Rex]].
*** High heels are impractical for running away from hungry dinosaurs, [[spoiler:hence the reason why the T-Rex ate Claire]].
* 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]].
* ''WebAnimation/PokemonRusty'', a DeconstructiveParody of the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} franchise, shows entirely why sending a ten-year-old out into the world all by himself with little to no knowledge about how to take care of his things, Pokemon or not, is a horrible idea.
** One [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGeBumikaZY episode in particular]] feature Rusty challenging some Team Rocket goons to a fight. [[spoiler:One of the goons just shoots Rusty's Pokemon]].
* WebAnimation/DorklyOriginals:
** The whole point of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTLZyG0GJS8 Anime Things That Would Get You In Trouble In Real Life]]''.
** When the [[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Warrior]] opens a portal from Hell to the middle of Tristram in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8rFnefnKhA How Diablo Destroyed Tristram]]'' so he can get some potions, skeletons immediately start pouring out and killing everyone while opening more portals with scrolls that the Warrior dropped. In his defense, his inventory was full.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp4HyC7tgGA Red Wastes a Masterball]]'' shows why it's not a good idea to give your one-of-a-kind Master Ball, which your company spent years making, to an 11-year-old kid. He'll probably just use on the first Pokémon he sees, which is exactly what Red does.
** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQBZGlkVzl0 Luke Won't Forgive Anakin]]'', [[Franchise/StarWars Anakin]] is shown to be not so EasilyForgiven by Luke or Leia for the atrocities he committed when he was Darth Vader. Like, at all...
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTthcMOODvc If Pokemon Evolutions Were Realistic]]'' pretty much shows what [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pokemon evolution would be like in real life]].
** In ''Film/ANewHope'', the architect of the Death Star [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agcRwGDKulw defends the size and design of the Death Star's exhaust port]], claiming that the enormous size of the Death Star, along with the fact that it managed to blow up an entire planet with a giant laser, means that there needs to a ''lot'' of ventilation. He also pointed out that the exhaust point's purpose is to expel gas, not suck it in.
** Batman's [[ThouShallNotKill refusal to kill criminals]] in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Oe9iijjbw Why Batman Isn't Really Tragic At All]]'' is turned on its head since people in poverty are resorting to commit crime to feed their families.
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJlym6zL9Yg If Videogame Weapons Actually Worked]]'' has [[VideoGame/LegendOfZelda Link]]'s sword instantly chopping off Ganon's right arm, [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] setting two koopas on fire with fireballs, [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] jumping on top of Metal Sonic only for nothing to happen and then gets sliced in half by Metal Sonic's blades, the [[VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} Bomberman]] getting seriously injured as a result of one of his bombs going off near him, and [[Franchise/MegaMan Mega Man]]'s leaf shield having absolutely no effect on Dr. Wily since Mega Man's weapon consists of... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin leaves]].
* ''{{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".
** When getting superpowers involves a TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening, demographics are skewed towards females (more than in traditional superhero media) or the disaffected and the resultant capes are screwed up in the head. The majority go villain, and even among the heroes there are many skewed towards AntiHero.
** When just about everyone with powers has [[DysfunctionJunction issues]], daily life is far more dangerous than it would be in standard real life.
** The heroes aren't a team of vigilantes a la the Justice League; they work for the United States government.
** Attacks from the [[{{Kaiju}} End]][[EldritchAbomination bringers]] aren't simply [[TheTokyoFireball shrugged off and rebuilt]], but usually result in whole regions being abandoned. After every attack, maps have to be redrawn, casualties typically exceed the four digit range and countless more are left homeless. Just one of the Endbringers was able to reduce Japan to a third-world nation. With their current rate of attrition, humanity will be extinct in just a few decades.
** As [[spoiler: Taylor]] finds out, the heroes are stuck with the need to [[SlaveToPR uphold their reputations]] as heroes, meaning that they're not allowed to use attacks or tactics that make them look less than heroic... which leads to their losing battles that they could have easily won if they'd been allowed to use all their attacks.
** After [[spoiler: Coil]] gives a wealth of information (including real names, addresses and so on) about Empire Eighty-Eight to the media, social services take Purity's baby daughter into care while Purity is at work. So what happens when a super villain finds out that the media knows everything about her and her daughter was taken from her? She snaps, rallies her team and starts blasting the shit out of everything she can until Tattletale helps her get her baby back.
** New Wave deliberately go without masks out of a belief that they can bring accountability to supers. In the backstory, this resulted in one of their members getting murdered in her civilian identity. The culprit was quickly made an example of, but it still killed the movement from expanding beyond the two founding families.
** [[spoiler: Cauldron tests its formulas on dying people from various worlds. Sure, they saved those people's lives in the process, but they also changed their bodies permanently, stole their memories and left them with no real sense of self. By the end of the story, the Cauldron-made are ''pissed'' at their creators, and come after them with a vengeance.]]
** [[spoiler: What happens when a decades-old international conspiracy that involves the heads of America's cape-related organisations is revealed to not only exist, but to have also sold powers and tested said powers on human subjects? Not only are the repercussions enormous, the Protectorate has to be carefully rebuilt and a number of capes walk away from it, especially those made by Cauldron.]]
** The type of villains seen in the serial range from groups with an agenda, like Empire Eighty-Eight (superpowered white supremacists), to ordinary gangs that include parahumans, like the ABB (an Asians-only gang consisting of unpowered foot soldiers and only three parahumans), to people trying to take over the world (or parts of it), like Coil (who runs his organisation like an offshoot of the military), to minor groups who are just minding their own business and doing occasional jobs, like Faultline's Crew and the Undersiders (at least initially), to... superpowered drug dealers and general scum of the earth, like the Merchants (who absolutely nobody takes seriously, and who only rose to a position of power through sheer luck).
** Skitter proves to be a very useful minion of [[spoiler: Coil's]], and works to get her part of the city up and running as best as she can in very little time and in a very efficient manner. [[spoiler: But her demand for Coil to free Dinah essentially forces him to pick her or Dinah, and as useful as she is, Dinah is just too damn important to lose- so therefore Coil double-crosses Skitter and does his best to kill her.]]
* 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.
* ''WebAnimation/ASDFMovie'': In the second episode, a bear named Desmond is briefly seen, wondering out loud how he got on the moon. In the seventh episode, we see him again. [[spoiler:He's dead. No food 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 [[Wiki/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.
** An organization devoted to containing {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and keeping the public unaware of them will have to do ''horrible'' things to do so. A prominent example: they "acquire" death-row inmates for the dangerous work, and those who survive are generally killed at the end of the month, unless they're needed alive or can't be killed for some reason (often because something [[FateWorseThanDeath worse]] happened).
* ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' has quite a 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 WebOriginal/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.
* ''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 on the first day of basic training, since the first test involves being launched into the sky without parachutes, and he didn't have a landing strategy. Though he does improve greatly in terms of combat skill over time, and shows good leadership, he never quite reaches the level of his peers, who trained for far longer than he has. Nora teasingly implies that he's the weak link of the team in the third volume.
** 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. While she is incredibly talented with her Crescent Rose scythe, Ruby relies on it far too much; she proves to be nearly helpless in combat situations where she's unarmed. She makes some progress in that regard by Volume 3, but barely enough to make a difference.
** 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.
** 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.
** Ozpin, acting like a typical fantasy teacher, allows the freshman Team RWBY to send themselves on a mission outside their skill level so they can pursue the villains they've been chasing for most of the season. Not only do they get worn out and exhausted on the mission itself, when they actually find the villains the team is outmatched by their older, more experienced enemies. They fail to stop the villains from enacting a terrorist attack, the backlash of which results in Ozpin's political disgrace.
** Ironwood supports the idea of having a majorly militarized Hunter army and relies heavily on machines, such as his flying airships and the [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human Robot]] Penny, the latter of which no one knows she's actually a robot save for a select few. [[spoiler:When Penny is ultimately killed in her tournament battle with Pyrrha and her nature is revealed to the world, Cinder [[VillainHasAPoint makes a brilliant point]] into asking the horrified crowd why Ironwood would ever need a [[OneManArmy killing machine]] [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids disguised as an innocent teenage girl]], which further discredits him. And then things get worse for the guy when his huge mostly robotic army and fleet get hacked by Cinder and put under her control, leaving most of Vale at the villains' mercy.]]
** Neo, Torchwick's PerkyFemaleMinion, typically fights with a ParasolOfPain, which also has a SwordCane. During Volume 3 Chapter 11, [[spoiler: Ruby is able to defeat her by opening it up. The two were fighting on top of a airship in motion, so the umbrella catches the high winds and pulls Neo out of the action.]]
** After beating up Ruby, Torchwick pauses to give a huge monologue about how Ruby is a fool because in the real world, heroes don't exist. [[spoiler:All this does is leave him open to being eaten by a Griffon.]]
** Yang's personality and fighting style is all about taking the direct approach; she uses her fists and shotgun gauntlets to fight, and she gets more powerful as she takes more damage. She's the strongest of Team RWBY...assuming that she can touch her opponent. [[spoiler: Neo]] [[CurbstompBattle curbstomps]] her by simply dodging and countering all of her attacks. Late in Volume 3, Yang charges straight at [[spoiler: Adam in a desperate attempt to save Blake. As shown in the Black Trailer, Adam [[IaijutsuPractitioner is a powerful, fast swordsman]], armed with a long blade [[ArmorPiercingAttack capable of cutting through seemingly anything]]. Not only does Yang fail to land a punch, but Adam ''cuts off one of her arms'' and ends the fight [[SingleStrokeBattle with a single slice.]] Thus the team's powerhouse is instantly left crippled and curled up on the floor.]] Protective aura or not, Yang made a ''huge'' tactical mistake, and it cost her dearly. Nor is it so easy to recover from; [[spoiler: she's left [[HeroicBSOD depressed and bedridden]]. Even after the TimeSkip at the end of the Volume 3 finale, she ''still'' hasn't left her room.]]
** Weiss's father is often described as a CorruptCorporateExecutive and heavily implied to be abusive toward her. But when Vale [[spoiler: becomes a war zone and overrun with Grimm in the Volume 3 finale]], he does ''exactly'' what any concerned parent would do: [[spoiler: He uses his connections to find Weiss and personally take her back to the relative safety of Atlas]]. Even if she went along unwillingly, his actions were completely rational.
* In ''WebVideo/RWBYTheAbridgedSeries'', the title character Ruby goes up against Romanís [[{{Muggle}} ordinary thugs]] armed with [[SuperStrength superior strength]], [[SuperSpeed speed]] and [[ImprobableWeaponUser a scythe thatís also a gun]]. In the [[{{WebAnimation/RWBY}} original show]], [[SetSwordsToStun she just knocks them out]]. Here, Ruby ends up accidentally killing Romanís thugs in the ensuing fight and didnít even realize they were dead until being told afterwards.
* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', Weiss attempts to get back at Ruby for a water bucket prank by doing the same thing, but this time freezing the water before Ruby gets in. Ruby's instantly knocked out, horrifying Yang and Blake.
* In the WebVideo/BartBaker parody of [[Music/MaroonFive "Animals"]], Adam Levine begins pouring blood over his stalkee. The stalkee immediately smacks him, wondering what drugs he's on that would make him think being covered in blood would make someone sexually aroused, before breaking up with him.
* Parody artist Jon Cozart, aka WebVideo/{{Paint}}, takes the HappilyEverAfter endings of Creator/{{Disney}} films and, in his "After Ever After" series, shows what might happen if they were set in the real world instead of the fairy tale world. For example, [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel's]] beloved ocean ecosystem is destroyed by pollution and overfishing, and Disney/{{Cinderella}} is thrown in an insane asylum after telling the prince about her adventures inside a pumpkin.
* A lot of [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-xkHEbewJQenrFnjmTu0o9PujEy4Lhgd Scientficially Accurate]] cartoons (mildly NSFW).
** They point out that if [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket]] is so obsessed about rare pokemon, they should just sell their talking cat. They also enter into Deconstruction, when pointing out that a 10-year-old WalkingTheEarth is less the tale of a boy becoming a master and more about a homeless runaway engaging in magical cockfights.
* The second half of ''WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats'' subverts the series' running jokes and style, having reality come crashing down on the VillainProtagonist:
** In episode six, Paul gets fed up with Carl's violent outbursts and general obnoxious behavior and leaves while cutting off all contact with him, like any sane person would (and should). For the rest of the series Carl's mental state degrades further and further, no longer being comical and over-the-top, but instead showing that he's genuinely mentally ill and delusional.
** It then has a brutal deconstruction of the OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler: once Carl actually ''does'' kill everybody, there's nothing left for him to do but wander about talking to himself. One final bit of reality finally breaks Carl and drives him to suicide, as he finds Paul's corpse; with the whole world basically dead, Paul starved to death ages ago.]]
** Furthermore, Carl is shown during the last half to procure more and more injuries from the constant acts of violence he engages in, subverting the tendency of previous episodes to gloss over the wounds someone would naturally gain by doing such things. By the time of the final episode he looks as if he's about to drop dead at any moment.
* This parody of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' shows what would happen if the Warners jumped out of the tower [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v25LwiAGkHM in real life.]]
* Season 13 of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' shows us that even though the Feds and the Rebels have [[spoiler:stopped fighting and teamed up against Malcom and his Mercs, their leaders still have trouble working with one another, since you can't really get over years of conflict overnight.]]
** Then, during the [[spoiler:attack on Armonia, [[PyroManiac Sharkface]] attempts to use his wrist-mounted flamethrowers inside a fast-moving monorail with the windows blown out.]] It acts like you would expect it to.
** In season 6, the Blood Gulch teams were transferred to different bases after season 5. Sarge refused to follow orders and leave Blood Gulch, and was labeled AWOL, making Grif the new CO of the team. Incidentally, when we next see Grif and Simmons, they are about to be killed by a firing squad for their incompetence. The LethallyStupid Caboose, meanwhile, was put in the brig and tied up by his next CO to keep him fro hurting anyone else. While the Blood Gulch teams were allowed to do whatever they want on their own, their antics don't really endear them to more formal militaries.
* ''WhateleyUniverse'': As multiple characters (namely Fey, Imperious and Majestic) find out, even if you are the avatar of a god, queen or other powerful figure, that means precisely nothing in the modern world, where you are a citizen like everyone else, subject to the same rules and laws. As a result, should you try to operate on your own terms, things will not go well for you. Fey specifically finds that while defending yourself is fine, there's a limit on how far you can go before you cross the line from defense to assault, and if you cross that line, it may well have serious consequences.
** ''A Single Fold'' starts with Folder getting called over to Security because they've found out who attacked him a while ago. Most of the security personnel are happy that they've got the evidence needed to get the bully punished; Folder is not, because he knows that the bully will just come after him again later for revenge, even though Folder didn't report it or tell Security anything.
** No matter how powerful someone is, power comes at a cost, as Fey and Tennyo find out: in the former's case, her power comes from ley lines, which are powered by nature, so [[spoiler: all the fights she's got into resulted in her unknowingly pulling more Essence from the ley lines than was sustainable, killing off forests and animals in nearby areas.]] As a result, she's had to keep a close eye on what spells she uses to make sure [[spoiler: she doesn't kill anything else.]] In the latter's case, her power has severely irradiated places she's battled in without her knowing it, so she now wears a bracelet with a device attached that can detect radiation levels.
** In one of Team Kimba's simulated missions, they have to cross a room full of magma. Since everyone on the team can either fly or be carried by a flier, Tennyo suggests that they just fly over the magma to the other side. Phase then bluntly points out that even though they're high above the magma, the air is so hot that it'd kill them all, including Lancer (whose PK field would let the super-hot air in), Tennyo (who is almost invincible), and Shroud (who doesn't even have a living body). As a result, they have to use magic to safely cross.
*** During the boss fight, Tennyo accidentally blows up the villain's teleporter. The group use magic to escape, but later, when Tennyo calls herself out for destroying the teleporter, Phase points out that they needed to use magic anyway because for all they knew, the teleporter could have been set to teleport them into the magma.
** Murphy can teleport, and does it quite a lot in ''Even Murphy Has Loopholes''. Problem is, teleporting takes a lot of energy, and she does it so much in the early parts of the story that it causes her to drastically lose weight. By the end of the story, even though she starts eating more, it only takes one emergency to send her into total cellular starvation.
** While being the avatar of a Fae Queen may sound awesome, as the Kodiak explains, Fae Queens were cold, heartless and malicious, and having one in her head was slowly making Fey become arrogant, self-righteous and cruel, to the point that it takes [[spoiler: said Queen finally dying]] and a pep talk from the Kodiak for Fey to be able to realise just how bad Aunghadhail's influence was on her.
** A lot of mutants, most notably Energizers, are forced to eat more than normal because of their mutations. Not only is this not something they have any control over, there's multiple scenes when an Energizer (normally Tennyo) draws attention to themself because of how much they're eating. It's also caused problems for people who can't get enough food when they need it, or can't afford it- for example, in their backstory, while Jericho's family were happy to shelter Diamondback as she changed into her snake form, they couldn't afford to feed her as much as she needed for over a month, especially since she became unable to eat vegetables.
** In the Whateley 'verse, having a KidSidekick has been outlawed for decades. Why? Because when you send a kid into battle against super villains, they more often than not get maimed or killed.
** Some mutants have a DFA ("Deadly Force pre-Authorized") put on their official ID card by the MCO, meaning that they can be killed by any law enforcement officer for the most minor crimes. There have been a few attempts by various persons to have the DFA removed, but all of them are stuck in the court systems under miles of red tape. However, when it's brought to the attention of various powerful persons that the MCO has been putting [=DFAs=] on the cards of minors with no criminal records without due process, the entire MCO offices in two cities (as well as other agents from around the US) get arrested for civil rights violations and conspiring to murder children.
** Mutants who develop their powers and immediately go out to try to play superhero tend to be complete disasters: they have no idea what they're doing, and as a result sometimes end up accidentally causing considerable amounts of property damage, along with occasionally accidentally killing or maiming both the supervillains they're fighting and the innocent bystanders.
** Reach has RubberMan powers, but what he ''doesn't'' have (at least at first) is super strength, so sure, he can make his arm 15 feet long, but when he does, it's so floppy it's completely useless.
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'': In "Better Off Bread", Superman {{Expy}} Splendid attempts to save Giggles from falling to her death by catching her in his arms. He catches her successfully, but the impact breaks her spine, killing her.
* A Quora poster [[http://www.quora.com/Superheroes/Given-our-current-technology-and-with-the-proper-training-would-it-be-possible-for-someone-to-become-Batman here]] gives a lengthy answer on what would happen if someone tried being Franchise/{{Batman}} in real life. To nobody's surprise, it ends with the would-be vigilante getting shot and arrested.
* ''Film/NoobLaQueteLegendaire'': Gaea spent the previous installment ''Film/NoobLeConseilDesTroisFactions'' creating a shortage of raw materials in the Coalition by purchasing them all herself, then resold them at inflated prices. That made many players owe her in-game currency, and enabled her to pressure the leader of the Coalition top guild into giving her his place. Problem: she was never popular in the Coalition and got the currency necessary for inducing the shortage via being a [[ConMan Con Woman]] and TheScrooge for four years, so her new subordinates quickly found plenty of reasons to throw her into a cell.
* The Website/CollegeHumor video [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6828454/realistic-fighting-game Realistic Fighting Game]] has two characters Ryan and Greg engaging in a somewhat awkward WimpFight in a bar instead of fights similar to the likes of StreetFighter and {{Blazblue}}. [[spoiler: Ryan "wins" by shoving Greg in the back and he hits he one of the tables headfirst. Unfortunately for him, he is arrested since that action has damaged Greg severely.]]
* Ultimately what usually decides the winner of most fights in ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''.
** [[spoiler:Batman vs. Spiderman]] demonstrates why being a BadassNormal doesn't really work if your opponent is comprehensively superhuman, can nullify your greatest asset and is just as crafty and clever as you are.
** In Blanka vs. Pikachu, after the two spend some time brawling conventionally, [[spoiler:Blanka takes advantage of his superior size and simply grabs Pikachu and bites his head off]].
** Goku vs. Superman does a lot to deconstruct the idea of a reckless, at times stupid BloodKnight with the destructive power to level everything for miles around. Goku challenges Superman to a fight, to which Superman politely declines. When Goku attacks him anyway, an astounded Superman says "YoureInsane" Their resulting fight goes through repeated SerialEscalation as Goku goes through his Super Saiyan forms, with Superman matching him blow for blow, until [[spoiler:the [[EarthShatteringKaboom Earth explodes]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero due to the backlash of their most powerful attacks]].]]
*** The second match ups the ante as Goku decides to haul out his Super Saiyan God form for their rematch. Superman? [[spoiler:Decides enough's enough and tanks Goku's God Kamehameha, grabs him by the neck and uses both heat and x-ray vision to disintegrate his brain. In the afterlife, King Kai essentially tells Goku there's no way you can beat a character like Superman, getting the Saiyan to finally stand down.]]
** Using up all your energy in a flashy, powerful attack might look cool, but it'll backfire horribly if your opponent manages to survive it. [[spoiler:Ryu and Tifa Lockhart both learned this the hard way]].
** Red, as a Pokémon trainer, has always relied on his Pokémon to fight, a rule enforced by the rules of Pokémon battling / game mechanics. Tai, however, has been involved in fights before such as when he got into a fist-fight with his friend Matt while in the Digital World. While Tai doesn't have actual fighting training, he's still got more experience and is more willing to use it on Red, quickly disabling him.
*** [[spoiler: The above issue helped secure the win for the Digimon team. Since Charizard relies on Red to come up with a strategy, he's quickly overwhelmed when his trainer can't give him any assistance.]]
** Having a SuperMode is great... Unless it only last a few minutes. [[spoiler: Just ask Shadow]]. Also, even if it makes you physically invulnerable, [[spoiler:if it doesn't protect your mind from being wiped completely by an extremely powerful psychic]], it's useless too.
* ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'':
** Raku learns that not AllAnimalsAreDomesticated when a squirrel she hugs bites her.
** One episode has Koneko trying to get Raku to a vet. She breaks down the vet's door but no one is there. She then remembers it's 3 AM; ''of course'' the office would be closed for the night.
** In the finale Hitoshi delivers a dramatic speech after [[spoiler:Raku's death]]
-->'''Hitoshi''': [[spoiler:Raku-chan is a trooper. She's a fighter. There's no way she could die of a [[DeathByDespair broken heart]]. I know deep down inside that Raku-chan will be back. And we'll have our [[GratuitousJapanese kawaii]] fun times just like always. I know that. I have faith, Raku-chan will be back someday.]] Are you with me good pal?
-->'''Koneko''': Hitoshi-san... I think you're just in denial.
* The original WebAnimation/HomestarRunner book ''Where My Hat Is At?'' ended with Homestar, having finally found his hat, arriving at the Big Game "just in time to score the winning run". Since this is a picture book, it's left open to interpretation whether this means he showed up in time to go up to bat and scored a home run, or if he literally just ran onto the field and into home plate and somehow didn't get thrown out for disrupting the game. When the book was remade as a cartoon ten years later, the Brothers Chaps decided to go with the latter... minus the not-getting-thrown-out part:
-->'''Homestar:''' Safe!
-->'''Umpire:''' Uhhhhhh, whaddaya doin'?
-->'''Homestar:''' I found my hat just in time to score the winning run.
-->'''Umpire:''' Uh, no, actually it's the bottom of the second, [[CurbStompBattle your team's down by 94 points]], and you just illegally ran onto the field!
-->'''Homestar:''' Get this, it was between the milk and the Cold Ones!
-->'''Umpire:''' Yeah, yeah, you need to head back to the dugout before I toss you out of here, buster!
-->'''Homestar:''' Man, Mr. Umpire, you sure have a funny way of pronouncing... "Homestar Runner's team wins!"
-->'''Umpire:''' ...Yeah, you're suspended from the league.
* ''DRYVRS'' shows precisely what the kind of DysfunctionalFamily situation [[Film/HomeAlone Kevin McCallister]] would do to a kid - he grows up to be resentful towards his entire extended family, in particular his own mother.
* [[http://nocturnbros.deviantart.com/art/Johnny-Cage-VS-John-Cena-Fight-and-Results-575756565 This]] fan written fight between Johnny Cage vs John Cena shows that no matter how strong and awesome you are in real life, you can never take on many strong characters from fiction or other realities, due to the fact they can do lots of things impossible in standard real life. As this is what happened with [[spoiler: John Cena, who can't kick out at all after he died.]]
** To get the idea, WWE, while awesome, is pure entertainment and harms are often treated with care if done. On the other hand, Mortal Kombat is literally the exact opposite and death is literally a common sight. Bring a WWE wrestler against a Kombatant and the wrestler would wind up crying trying to beat the Kombatant and die in the end just because he never kills.
*** The writer even agrees to a comment that Mokap has a chance to defeat Chuck Norris in real life, with one fact that he is physically stronger than Chuck Norris.
* A whole bunch of odd ones in Creator/RoosterTeeth's ''WebVideo/TenLittleRoosters'':
** By episode three of the series, the main characters quickly go into panic mode and lock themselves away in hiding places with the idea of doing the more sensible thing and just waiting for the cleaning lady to show up in the morning, open the door and let them go home. The bravado of teaming up and overwhelming the murderer is cut short with two of the cast - Michael Jones and Gavin Free - dead.
*** Some people attempt to contact outside help as well, including Lindsay Jones using the newscast "The Know" and Miles Luna hunting down Monty Oum's police signal.
** During the time stuck inside, the panic quickly makes a few people suffer SanitySlippage, not knowing when the murderer will come for them while their friends are picked off one by one. Miles snaps the first, thinking he can be TheHero by donning [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Ruby Rose's]] outfit and using Weiss Schnee's rapier. Ryan Haywood suffers the worst of it as he's afraid that his Mad King persona really ''is'' real.
* [[http://arvalis.deviantart.com/ This]] artist on {{Website/Deviantart}} is one of those 'realistic Pokemon' artists that goes the extra mile to explain the biology of certain pokemon:
** Why does Remoraid (a remora) evolve into Octillary (an octopus)? Juvenile Octillary use mimicry to look like Remoraid, and hang with Mantine and other large Pokemon for protection.
** Why does Clamperl (a bivalve) evolve into either Huntail or Gorebyss (both fish)? they're actually Shellder the two species kill and hollow out to use as incubators for their eggs.
* Being a DistressedDude all the time has warped WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's mind a bit, from being upset when Todd ''isn't'' a raping "masked intruder", to kidnapping people of his own in WebVideo/PopQuizHotshot, to fearing that every time he wakes up, he has a 50/50 chance of being held captive somewhere.
** On a smaller scale, some of the skits he and his colleagues do parodying the movie in question veer into {{Deconstructive parody}}.
*** Dr Bitch Spasms shows just how annoying a character like Robin Williams' Hunter Adams would be in real life. Sure enough, after the arrogant git hits NC a few times for not agreeing with him, NC shoots him dead. And unlike most of the characters Doug kills in skits, he stays dead.
*** When the obviously crazy Brand X salesman attempts to pitch his products while flailing around like a lunatic, not only is Tamara the store owner not interested, but she threatens to knee him in the balls if he doesn't back off. He doesn't, and she does.
*** Though their [[spoiler:"Red Haired Zod"]] in his and Angry Joe's review of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' is a joke, it does demonstrate how something like this would be a more probable result of simply combining [[spoiler:the DNA of Lex Luthor and Zod than Doomsday]].
* [[http://finalmaster24.deviantart.com/journal/How-Indie-Games-Should-Have-Ended-603278685 This]] story involving rather short stories of various video games show what would happen if the events happen in reality.
* In one "[[WebVideo/CinemaSins Everything Wrong With]]" episode featuring ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'', narrator Jeremy mentions that he once tried the DramaticNecklaceRemoval trope. It didn't budge and [[GroinAttack he got kicked in the testicles for it]].
* In [[AllThereInTheManual the backstory of]] ''[[http://mmreset-project.deviantart.com/art/Magnet-Magnus-Reset-Premise-330598474 Magnet Magnus: Reset]]'', [[SuperRegistrationAct The USA bans superheroes]], [[TheBadGuyWins leaving the country defenseless]] [[DownerBeginning against supervillains]].
* After [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lewis Lovhaug]] and [[WebVideo/VigaLovesComics Viga Gadson]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot moved into a house together]], the former used this trope to explain why Linkara is no longer staying at an apartment: basically, the tenants got fed up with the constant attacks and his rent got hiked up, forcing him to move into Viga's place.
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