* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioysRyKLNHI This thing is indestructible.]] [[spoiler:A train destroys the 2 sentries and dispenser.]] From ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s Something Completely Different.
* At the end of the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' episode "Backyard Bikini Patrol", Sarah remarks, "Us girls had a kickass day today. And, you know what? Tomorrow is gonna be even better!" The following day, in "Tick Tick Boom", villain Salinas sends her a video of her boyfriend BoundAndGagged with a bomb strapped to his chest.
** Also in "Partner Swap", the day before prom night, Emma comments, "I have this feeling that we're going to have the most memorable night of our lives." In the next episode, "Prom: It's To Die For", [[spoiler:Gina is killed]].
* Occurs all the time in the ''ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum''. Whenever an agent says anything along the lines of "At last, a break from badfic." or "Now I can catch some sleep." he/she/other/it get sent to another mission. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by references to the "Laws of Narrative Comedy". If a mission is described as appearing "not too bad", it will rapidly get worse.
* Website/DesuDesBrigade: After learning of the aforementioned Project D being done at a NASA base, Hitch said, "I am so outta here the moment they mention space vampires!" Much later in the review, near the end, when the vampire tells Kuki about their battle with evil aliens across the universe...
--> '''Hitch:''' Done. I am '''not''' doing space vampires! No! Done. Done! Dammit!!
* In part 2 of ''Metroid Confusion'', the two protagonists are blasted into space by a nuclear explosion. As they drift pointlessly through space on a piece of rock, the following exchange occurs:
-->"Look on the bright side. It could be worse."\\
"How could it possibly be worse?" ''(rant detailing the situation they're in)''\\
"It could be raining."\\
"You idiot! It cannot rain in space!"
* It seems that when anyone tries to review the godawful ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' film, it is almost a requirement to suggest that it won't be as bad as it's made out to be ( like RiffTrax and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, with the latter providing a [[Quotes/TemptingFate quote]]). In the case of the Critic, not less than 15 seconds after saying so, he tries (and fails) to pop a cyanide pill.
** Throughout the Critic's review he's been doing this a lot. He said that a current scene would be even cheesier if a certain special effect is used or quote is said. And then that happens anyway.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' illustrates this concept with DC character Dr. Fate being offered cake.
** There's also the "''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' vs ''VideoGame/{{inFamous}}''", where Yahtzee declared both games to be equal and jokingly said that if the game studios want him to pick a winner, they'll have to send him their best images of the rival game's main character wearing women's lingerie. Much to his surprise and horror, [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/6228-Yahtzees-Prototype-vs-InFamous-Challenge they complied]].
--->'''Yahtzee:''' Thanks to Radical Entertainment and Sucker Punch Productions for being such good sports. You sick, sick fucks.
* The first song in ''Prop 8: The Musical'' ends with "Nothing can go wrong/So join us in this song/Of happy days, for the gays/Nothing can go wrong!" Enter the CorruptCorporateExecutive with [[CureYourGays the titular proposition]].
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick was ''sure'' that ''[[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower She-Ra]]'' and [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]] weren't as gay as the Critic made them out to be. He-Man ''baking'' proved her wrong.
* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]] sang a parody of RobVanDam's entrance music during one of the first episodes of ''Wrestle! Wrestle!'', with cheesy lyrics about himself ("Duh-da-duh-da-duh! It's time for the Spoony One's! Duh-da-duh-da-duh! Wrest-ling show!"), then remarked "Watch people ask me to make that the theme song." You get three guesses as to what ''WW'''s theme song is, and the first two don't count.
* {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} is over this trope. This biggest one was in [[ThatOneLevel The Submerged Castle]] where he was carring a donut as treasure back with his pikmin in pikmin 2. He said he didn't think he triggered the [[DemonicSpider WaterWraith...]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny just as if falls down onto the floor infront of the ship.]]
-->Chuggaaconroy: [[LampshadeHanging I JUST HAD TO OPEN MY MOUTH! I JUST HAD TO SAY IT! AS SOON! AS I FINISH SAYING IT! YOU! SUCK! YOU! SUCK! GAME!]]
** Also in his ''PokemonColosseum'' Let's Play, he confuses Dakim's Camerupt and says that now that it's confused, let's hope it does something stupid. Camerupt then used Earthquake, taking out Dakim's Shadow Entei.
* Said by Linkara in ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' before trying to upload an AI to his spaceship through an ion storm. Cue Iron Liz switching into a MirrorUniverse.
* Jim Sterling in his ''WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}}'' article [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/4966-Hate-Out-Of-Ten "Hate Out Of Ten"]]. After a rant on gamers whining about how [[EightPointEight a rating of 8 out of 10 for a highly anticipated game is not a good enough score]], he nervously asks "At least we're not criticizing 9's, at least now. Right? Yeah?" Cue a blog criticizing Games Radar for giving ''TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' a 9.
* ''[[AwesomeSeries Metal Gear Awesome]]'': After being incinerated by lasers and blown up by mines, Snake mentions: "Oh gee whiz, I sure hope a tank doesn't totally come out of nowhere and OWN me!" Cue the tank totally coming out of nowhere and owning him.
* In ''WebVideo/{{Tabletop}}'', Creator/WilWheaton mentions that one of the reasons he likes ''ZombieDice'' is because nobody ever gets out to a huge lead. Cue [[spoiler:[[Creator/{{Nigahiga}} Ryan Higa]] rolling '''ten''' brains on the first turn (out of 13 required for victory)]]. The tempting of fate was exacerbated by the other players egging him on to keep rolling, believing that his luck was going to run out on him.
* Web serial novel ''[[TheRaptureLogs OH GOD THE RAPTURE IS BURNING]]'' starts the entire epic story with a sentence that sums up everything you need to know about TemptingFate: "Rapture's nothing but bullshit." The title of the story comes from almost the very next sentence, so you can imagine how that turned out.
* In the ''WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'' video [[http://blip.tv/retsupurae/the-most-shameful-thing-in-the-world-5020223 The Most Shameful Thing In The World]], slowbeef comments that the video, which is of an anime fan coming up with attacks for a ''{{MUGEN}}'' sprite, just couldn't get any worse. Cue [[TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya Hare Hare Yukai]] dance.
* Often deliberately invoked in {{Website/Cracked}}. Whenever the list asks "What could be worse (scarier, bigger), than that?", the next item invariably ''will''.
* [[http://lparchive.org/Knights-of-the-Old-Republic-II/ The Let's Play of]] ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'': The player, during the fight against Darth Nihilus, ends an update with a vote on whether he should try to fight him normally or [[spoiler:have Visas sacrifice herself to weaken him through their Force bond]]. The very last words in this update are "And [[TakeAThirdOption don't say both]] or I'll murder a puppy. Multiple puppies." The very next update, which goes with the first option but also shows how the second would play out, is titled "The Puppy Holocaust", with video of the second option "brought to you by the flayed corpses of a thousand little adorable puppies".
* This is apparently starting to become Ray's schtick in RoosterTeeth's LetsPlay series with the phrase "Is there fall damage?". This stems from an LP of "Trouble in Terror Town" where he leaps off a roof and asks, mid jump, that phrase. [[spoiler:There is and he dies, leading the terrorists to win that round.]]
** This is probably true for any game they play, be it ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' - if things are going their way and someone says something to tempt fate, then they'll get it in the behind.
* A RunningGag on ''WebVideo/TVTrash'' is for host Rowdy C. to set up a situation by saying that there's no way they could do [insert something truly despicable here], then cut instantly to just that. He's even lampshaded his tendency to tempt fate many times.