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[[folder: ''Comic Book/Calvin And Hobbes'' ]]

* From ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':
--> '''Calvin:''' I can shoot you down. I'm an excellent aim.\\
* Calvin fires his dart gun, hitting Hobbes in the nose*\\
'''Calvin:''' [[IMeantToDoThat I meant to do that.]]
** Much later, Andy ''inverts'' this when he says this:
--> "CALVIN, YOU'D BETTER BE AROUND HERE WAITING TO ''GET US OUT OF HERE!!''"\\
(Calvin then [[BigDamnHeroes bursts in with the box]].)

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[[folder: Cross Over ]]

* In ''Fanfic/AHero'', the second chapter has Dalek Sec watching Homura battle Walpurgisnacht from afar, and concluding that the Witch isn't looking his way, and wouldn't attack him. Fortunately, Sec's GenreSavvy enough to realize what he just did, which gives him just enough time to learn that a horde of familiars are heading his way.
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' Kyon named his PDA [[{{Terminator}} Skynet]]. It's made from some of Asakura Ryoko's data, so it's capable of learning.
** Koizumi muses that he's the most normal among the extended SOS Brigade. He soon gets an upgrade to his ESPer powers.
* This is referenced in ''FanFic/TheManWithNoName'' while some characters are infiltrating the enemy stronghold. [[spoiler: It ultimately ends up subverted, however; despite the Doctor's expectations, nothing of the sort happens]].
-->'''Inara''': They seem to be expecting an auditor.
-->'''The Doctor''': Good. No one will get too fussed when we go about asking nosy questions then.
-->'''Inara''': As long as the ''real'' auditors don't show up, we should be alright.
-->'''The Doctor''': *''winces''* Oh, did you ''have'' to say that? [[GenreSavvy Now they're bound to turn up. I swear, everyone has to go and jinx it all, saying things like 'It can't possibly get any worse' or 'Ooh, it's unsinkable!']]
* ''[[FanFic/NewLookSeries Trunks' New Look]]'' ends with him saying this line, [[spoiler: right before Goku, Chi-Chi and Gohan come in.]]
--> '''Trunks:''' How could things get any worse?
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'':
** What is one of [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Phoenix's]] last lines before being summoned to the SugarBowl that is [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]]?
-->''"Unfortunately, sunshine and smiles don't pay the bills."''
** Phoenix comments on how the prosecutors in his world are almost always stuck-up, smug and arrogant. Twilight assures him that nopony in Equestria is like that... Cue [[{{Jerkass}} Trixie]] [[IncomingHam loudly making entrance]].
** After Twilight thinks Phoenix has children, Phoenix's [[FirstPersonSmartass sarcastic remark]] is ''"[[InnerMonologue (Me with children? That'll be the day)]]"''. [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Cut to Phoenix seven years later...]]
* From the Franchise/StarWars / Franchise/StarTrek crossover, ''Fanfic/TheUnitySaga'':
-->'''Picard:''' I'm sure there's nothing to fear in letting [[MagnificentBastard Admiral Thrawn]] examine our works of art.
* In ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Fate repeatedly has to fend off Luna, Tuxedo Mask and the Outer Senshi, who mistakenly think she is a Dark Senshi who has kidnapped [[LyricalNanoha Nanoha]] (who is also SailorMoon and the reincarnation of Princess Serenity). After the situation gets to the point where Fate has to tell Nanoha about it despite not wanting her to get involved out of ChronicHeroSyndrome and as a result, put a strain on her body, Nanoha remarks "At least we aren't likely to have any trouble show up at a wedding." At the wedding, Jadeite attacks in an attempt to kill Nanoha, who severely taxes her Linker Core by killing him with a Divine Buster.

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[[folder: ''Manga/Death Note'' ]]

* From ''[[DNAKPTS4TV Death Note: The Abridged Series (Kpts4tv)]]'':
--> '''Naomi:''' [[spoiler: [[LaserGuidedKarma You really need to die at the end of this series.]]]]
-->'''Light:''' Yeah, like that would ever happen.
** And:
-->'''Light:''' It's been five years and no sightings of [[spoiler: L]]'s ghost. I think I'm in the clear.
-->'''[[spoiler: L]]:''' ~Still haunting you.~
-->'''Light:''' Dammit!
** Also:
-->'''Light''': I can just sit back and have the taskforce do my dirty work for me. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong There is no way this could possibly go wrong...]]
** And:
-->'''Ryuk''': Man, the only thing that would make this day stranger if it started to rain money... ooh, kinda like that!
** And:
-->'''Narrator:''' Mikami is a man of the people with a bright future ahead of him... [[spoiler: *(cuts to Mikami committing sepukku with a pen.)*]]
** And then there's this:
-->'''[[spoiler: Shinigami]]:''' *laughs* You're just a ''poser'' [[spoiler: with a notebook. We're actual Gods of Death.]] What are you gonna do?
*** Yes, what's he going to do? [[spoiler: [[DyingMomentOfAwesome Only try and destroy]] the [[HellGate gateway]].]]
* The summary of the AlternateUniverseFic ''Fanfic/ThoseWhoStandForNothingFallForAnything'': [[ManipulativeBastard Light Yagami]] is a [[SleazyPolitician politician.]] [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could go wrong?]]

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[[folder: ''Anime/Dragon Ball Z'' ]]

* Episode 10 of ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'' ends with this following gem:
-->'''Vegeta:''' They've broken my body... I've failed in my mission to get the Dragon Balls... I've even lost my tail... But at least, it can't get any worse from here... \\
'''[[spoiler:Ghost Nappa]]:''' Vegeeeetaaa... Vegeeeetaaa... \\
'''Vegeta:''' W-What? \\
'''[[spoiler:Ghost Nappa]]:''' [[spoiler:I'm haunting you!]] \\
'''Vegeta:''' [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo!]]
** That happened more than once in episode 10...
--->'''Goku:''' He's getting huge. That means he'll only be stronger. That means [[MightyGlacier he won't be as fa]]--[[LightningBruiser OH GOD HE'S STILL AS FAST!]]
** Also from episode 10 of ''DBZA'':
-->'''Krillin:''' We won't ever have to see him again!\\
''(Vegeta falls next to Krillin)''\\
'''Krillin:''' ... ''alive'' again. I meant we won't ever have to see him ''alive'' again!\\
''(naturally, Vegeta is alive)''
** In Episode 18, Vegeta brags to Goku that besides [[BigBad Freeza]] he's the most powerful being on the planet. Cue the [[BewareTheSillyOnes Ginyu Force]] showing up.
** "That's right. I'm your white mage. And '''nobody''' fucks with the white mage." Three guesses as to what happens immediately afterwards.
** The best one yet:
-->'''Gohan:''' Aw, but cells are boring.\\

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[[folder: ''Franchise/Harry Potter'' ]]

* Lampshaded in ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' during the [[spoiler:Stanford Prison Experiment]] arc. Dumbledore declared himself invincible and an [[spoiler: Azkaban guard]] asks in astonished horror if he really just said that. Her commander says that he can get away with it since not even fate takes Dumbledore seriously anymore.
* From the very first song of ''AVeryPotterMusical'':
-->'''Harry:''' No way this year anyone's gonna die!

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[[folder: ''Katawa Shoujo'' ]]

* In ''Fanfic/LillyEpilogueFamilyMatters'', Hisao narrates that "Considering that just one year ago I probably felt like the most pathetic sap on the planet, things are definitely looking up. Everything just feels right with the world." In the next scene, he finds out that his girlfriend Lilly's parents are coming to visit, prompting him to think ''"[[OhCrap Oh]] [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]"''.

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[[folder: ''Video Game/Left 4 Dead'' ]]

* ''ProfoundMomentsInLeft4Dead2'': "I'm gonna do this entire campaign with 1 HP and beat the shit out of everything with a first aid kit."

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[[folder: ''Franchise/The Legend Of Zelda'' ]]

* In ''FanFic/AwesomenessOfTheOcarina'' this trope is inverted and discussed. "Even though Navi tempted fate with the dreaded "It can't get any worse" stock phrase, things actually got better. Link noticed this, but he didn't want to push his luck."

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[[folder: ''Lets Play'' ]]

* In this ''LetsPlay'' by LetsPlay/AzureBlade49, a choice quote that goes well with this trope:
-->'''Azura:''' ''(Mario lands on safe ground)'' I'm alive!\\
''(Mario dies)''\\
'''Azura:''' I'm dead!
* In the 26th video of UltraJMan's LetsPlay ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'', he is still angry [[spoiler:for a previous crash he had]], and he declares [[spoiler:"I get to the end, I beat The Guy, and it fucking crashes. That's how it's gonna end!"]] '''Guess what happens.'''
* Upon getting 8 red coins in a difficult ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' level, {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} jokes "Yay. Now watch me die on the way to that." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZFMIJoOFlQ&feature=related And we do. (around 8:55)]]
** During the same video, Chuggaa points out how stupid it is that an NPC points out a very obvious hazard, wondering how anybody could ever get hit by them. He doesn't even manage to finish the question before he gets hit.
** During the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N05tws1q-N0 outtakes from the third Rival battle]]: "What the heck was I worried about, it's a freaking Rattata." [[spoiler:Said Rattata then uses Quick Attack, gets a critical hit, and kills off his last Pokémon.]] "WHAT?! WHAT?! WHAT?!"

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[[folder: ''Literature/The Lord Of The Rings'' ]]

* The metafic epic ''Fanfic/{{The Official Fanfiction University of Middle-Earth}}'' tackles this in an early chapter, when the heroine spends a day with everything going wrong determinedly resisting the temptation to demand what else could go wrong ("for as everyone know, that is an invitation to get a demonstration of just what else can go wrong. The gods/God/evil forces/whatever you believed in were nothing if not equipped with a sense of irony. It's a vital God-quality, that."), until one thing too many does and she lets it slip. She then yells out that she didn't mean it... to no avail.

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[[folder: ''Franchise/Lyrical Nanoha'' ]]

* From ''Fanfic/GameTheory'', with LampshadeHanging.
-->'''Mei:''' You know, this kind of creepy tunnel place with a load of dead bodies in it – well, dead robots, but it's the same sort of thing – you'd expect them to, like, get up and start attacking when someone poked one.\\
'''Heidi:''' Will you shut ''up?'' You don't ''say'' stuff like that on a mission, do you ''want'' to make us all paranoid and jumpy?
** And yes, they get back up.

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[[folder: ''Anime/Mai Hime'' ]]

* In ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', after Midori tells the other [[MaiHime Himes]] about what she's uncovered regarding the Hime Carnival, Shizuru tells her that there may not be much more time to find out, as one more incident with a [[ParodySue SUE]] could force the school to shut down. [[spoiler:Immediately afterward, Sekai the SUE unleashes an army of Orphans and [[MaiOtome Slave-users]] on the school, forcing them to evacuate the student body and fend off the invaders. Even though she's defeated, the school has to shut down, and Sekai is not even the last SUE they face]].

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[[folder: ''Western Animation/My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic'' ]]

* The first line in ''FanFic/DashsNewMom'', a fanfic where Dash struggles with her feelings over her father dating her same-aged best friend.
-->[Rainbow Dash's] life just couldn't get any better.
-->'''Her life proceeds to go sideways 15 minutes later.'''
* Navarone does this to the point of being a RunningGag in ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', despite how often it ends badly.
* ''[[Fanfic/AFutureOfFriendshipAHistoryOfHate A Future of Friendship, A History of Hate]]'': In Episode 1, Twilight assures Spike that nothing bad will happen during the Spring Equinox festival, and even if it did, she and her friends could handle it. Cue [[BigBad Ruinate]]'s escape from his [[SealedEvilInACan banishment]] a few hours later, where he [[TheWorfEffect utterly defeats]] the Princesses, captures five of the Mane Six, and later nearly succeeds in [[spoiler: rendering Twilight an EmptyShell]] and [[NearVillainVictory conquering Equestria]].
* At one point in the ''Blog/ReadingRainbowverse'', Fluttershy promised to pole-dance at Macintosh's wedding during a drunken rant. Once she sobered up, she immediately added the caveat that she "had to grow a horn first." Pinkie Pie, being very GenreSavvy, pointed out what she was doing, and Fluttershy pointed out that it was very unlikely for her ever to become an alicorn, and Pinkie would probably become an alicorn ''first...''
** As of this writing, Pinkie Pie is indeed an alicorn.
* In ''[[Fanfic/AVoiceAmongTheStrangers A Stranger Among the Voices]]'', Twilight walks into the library after a stressful morning to be greeted by an explosion in the kitchen. "How can this day get any worse?" Rather hilariously lampshaded in the narration:
-->Seven words, seven innocuous words that when separated are as common as night and day. Many of the brightest minds had spent years researching the mystical power inherent when the words go together in the exact right order, and yet, none had ever come to a conclusion. It was even rumoured Clover the Clever had spent some of her years delving deep into their mystery but all to no avail. Twilight Sparkle, with all her past experiences really should have known better; at the end of the day she had no-one to blame but herself.
* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62959/wedding-bell-blues Wedding Bell Blues]]'', we get this:
-->'''Shining Armor:''' Absolutely nothing could ruin my mood right now. In fact, I dare the universe to ruin my mood!
-->'''Narration:''' Yeah, you can guess what happened next.
** What happens next does indeed ruin Shining's mood quite thoroughly. (To be precise, he finds out that [[spoiler: Celestia is forcing him to marry Queen Chrysalis]].)

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[[folder: ''Anime/Pretty Cure'' ]]

* Subverted in episode 45 of ''FanFic/PrettyCureHeavyMetal''. After taking a single whiff of a cigarette, Shugo says she doesn't want to get addicted. Guess what? She's remained smoke-free ever since.

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[[folder: ''Anime/Sailor Moon'' ]]

* When ''ShadowjackWatchesSailorMoon'' covers the first episode of ''Sailor Moon S'', and a new monster is in the process of wrecking the entire team as they try to save Rei, Usagi celebrates when the ''monster'' complains:
-->'''Mikuji:''' "SO MANY DISTRACTIONS! JEEZ! What else could go wrong?!"
-->'''Usagi:''' "YES! She said it!"
-->• '''SUDDENLY!'''
-->ENTER Tuxedo Mask, dramatically, armed with '''+4''' blessed throwing roses.

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[[folder: ''Franchise/Star Trek'' ]]

* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'', Fem!Kirk gives Spock a lesson in why he should ''never'' invoke this trope. Spock just makes things worse.
-->'''Spock''': Our stay will be short and uneventful.
-->'''Kirk''': Spock, there's still a lot you need to learn from Earth language and probability. Otherwise you'd know not to say that last line. ''Ever''.
-->'''Spock''': Captain, the likelihood of a few simple words changing the outcome of a chain of events in such a way is very low.
-->'''Chekov''': Keptin! I'm picking up something strange from ze planet!
-->'''Kirk''': ''(to Spock)'' You were saying? ''(to Chekov)'' What is it, Chekov?
-->'''Chekov''': Some sort of high-frequency energy field originating from ze surface.
-->'''Uhura''': Captain! Whatever it is, it's interfering with the comms! We can't broadcast or receive.
-->'''Kirk''': See, Spock? This is what a few simple words can do to a situation. For instance, if I say 'things couldn't get any worse'...
-->'''Scotty''': ''(over the comms)'' Cap'n, it's Scotty! I wouldn't recommend using the transporters anytime soon!
-->'''Kirk''': ''(after seeing [[FascinatingEyebrow Spock's eyebrow raise]])'' Like I said. You don't use words like that. ''Ever''.

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[[folder: ''Video Game/Super Smash Bros'' ]]

* In ''Machinima/{{Smashtasm}}'' there is a running gag wherein a character will say: "There's no way that ((insert bad thing)), '''especially not right now!''' Super64, being GenreSavvy, tries to invoke this trope when he gets captured, saying:
** There's no way I could get out of here. ''Especially'' not right now."
*** [[spoiler:It works.]]

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[[folder: ''Anime/The Vision Of Escaflowne'' ]]

* The second part of the last episode of ''WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged''.
-->'''Dornkirk:''' You can't destroy it you silly girl! It's protected by causality itself! There isn't a force in the world that can possibly destroy it.\\
''([[DynamicEntry Van]] [[BigDamnHeroes smashes]] through)''\\
'''Dornkirk:''' ... except for that.

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[[folder: ''Tabletop Games/Warhammer40000'' ]]

* The frigate officer in the Warhammer 40K fan-film ''{{Damnatus}}'' -- "We have never arrived too late before."

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[[folder: ''Anime/Yu Gi Oh'' ]]

* ''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series!]]'' utilizes this for humor on a few occasions:
** On the way to the blimp:
--->'''Tristan:''' I sure hope we don't encounter any more intrusive subplots.\\
'''[[FillerVillain Jean Claude Magnum]]:''' Did somebody say "intrusive subplot"?\\
'''Tristan:''' Oh, son of a bitch!
** On the blimp:
--->'''Doctor:''' I'm glad I have such a long and villain-free life ahead of me.\\
'''[[TomTheDarkLord Melvin]]:''' Hi there. Could I get a hug?\\
'''Dr. Feelgood:''' A hug? Sure, I don't see why not. ''(the sounds of chainsaw revving can be heard)'' Oh my god, it burns, it burns!