- In Firing Range, the inventor is killed when his empathic tank senses fear in him, triggering its attack.
- In the Armen Film Animated Shorts Who Will Tell A Fable? the king's attempts to con his people out of their land by promising half his kingdom to someone who could tell a story he wouldn't believe, and taking all their possessions if they fail, ends up getting tricked into by the young boy into either giving him half the kingdom for a claimed debt, or not believing him and giving him half the kingdom.
Hoist By His Own Petard / Eastern Animation
The idea that you're not safe from your own weapons is common to all of Asia.