[[quoteright:320:[[VideoGame/SpaceQuest http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/asblast3_1278.gif]]]]
[[caption-width-right:320:One of many from [[Creator/{{Sierra}} the king of hilarious deaths]].]]
->''"Congratulations on Your Recent Death! Thanks for playing Space Quest III. As usual, you've been a real hoot."''
-->-- ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon''

In video games, it is common to have EverythingTryingToKillYou. Some games try to vary the experience of dying over and over again by giving the player various mocking death messages, which can be {{One Liner}}s or run through many screens.

Though the death message could just be randomly selected from a generic list, it often specifically relates to what killed you, thus overlapping with NonstandardGameOver.

However, having a game do this creates a perverse incentive for the player to die in every way possible at least once to see the ending message. Contrast PlayerDeathIsDramatic.

'''Common subjects for these messages to talk about include:'''
* Your imbecilic adventuring skills that led you to such an untimely death. (Think the game's [[NintendoHard a bit too difficult]]? [[EasyModeMockery You're a wimp.]])
** A comment on how much of a loser you are at most other things in life.
* A witty remark on the means of your demise, in the style of a BondOneLiner or a QuipToBlack or [[ThatsGottaHurt "That's gotta hurt!"]]
* The last inane thoughts running through your character's head.
* A [[PlayerNudge hint about what you could have done to avoid the death.]] (Common in multiplayer games and {{Visual Novel}}s.)
* A replay of the last few seconds before your death.
* The amusing posthumous legacy of your character, such as your body giving indigestion to a local monster.
* A picture of your character, with [[ChunkySalsaRule rather less bodily integrity than usual]].
* A [[GameOverMan laughing villain, or the grim reaper.]]
* "Restore, Restart, Quit?"
* [[VideoGame/NetHack "Do you want your possessions identified?"]]

See also InformalEulogy, ItsAWonderfulFailure, TheManyDeathsOfYou, EmptyRoomUntilTheTrap. If the death is also the result of player stupidity, it's YetAnotherStupidDeath. Can sometimes crossover into NightmareFuel.


!!Video Game Examples:

[[folder:Action Adventure]]
* ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'' always dies with some voiced thought ("If I'm reincarnated, I wanna be Musashi again!"). If you choose to continue, then everything beyond your last save was AllJustADream.
* An old (and [[LuckBasedMission Random]]) BASIC game called ''CAMEL'' issued a randomly-selected message from the following list upon your death (unless you were caught and eaten by pygmies):
"[[TakeThatAudience TURKEYS SHOULD FLY, NOT RIDE CAMELS!!!!!!!]]"\\
** So does ''Maziacs'' on ZX Spectrum. The game has a set of about six death messages for each cause of death; here are just a few:
*** ''On a diet?'' (Ran out of energy.)
*** ''A pity you can't eat Maziacs.'' (Killed by one of the titular monsters.)
*** ''Maziacs have to eat as well.'' (Ditto.)
* Game overs in the ''VideoGame/FearEffect'' series were accompanied by gruesome cutscenes, sometimes annoyingly long. Being overrun and eaten by a swarm of rats, getting shot in the head, accidentally killing your partner, getting a dose of nerve gas, and many others are disturbingly well-documented on Youtube.
* Though certainly not as harsh as some of the other examples on here, if you die in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' in wolf form, [[DeadpanSnarker Midna]] appears beside your body and gives an irritated little sigh with the most "[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oh no not]] ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero again]]''" gesture you ever saw.
** Also, if Wolf Link falls into quicksand, Midna hops off his back, and watches him sink, looking at him as if thinking "Should I or should I not help him?" while Link slowly sinks.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', if Tommy Vercetti kills someone while wanted with more than 3 wanted stars, he will sometimes shout "Nice funeral, asshole!"
* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' pokes some fun at the player for getting some of the joke endings earned for doing purposefully counter-intuitive actions, such as describing the [=YoRHa=] Commander's stern expression as she floats through space if you self-destruct on the Bunker, or declaring that 2B left to go fishing after running from the final boss of Route A.
* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', it is possible to get Eddy to say something as he dies in a normal mission ("Hey, wanna make out before we hit the water?"). However, the good ones come from the RTS missions (ex: "What were they thinking? Didn't they see the giant fists?") and the 'protect the bus' missions (Ex: listening over your radio as Magnus gets burned alive or "All your friends were on that bus, weren't they?"), which have entire cutscenes for them.
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness'' has a bunch of these!
** Trevor: "Your evil power can't beat me!" Somehow he manages not to {{narm}} this.
*** Later in the second battle: "So, this is the best the Devil Forgemaster can do?" Thanks, Trevor. Thanks.
** Isaac, second battle: "Atone in death, you damned traitor!"
** Dracula himself, of course: "You die at my hands. You should be honored." Followed by classic [[EvilLaugh evil laughter]].
*** If his second form stomps you, expect ''LOTS'' of evil laughter, which is almost more rage-inducing than an actual sentence.

[[folder:Action Games]]
* The FMV-filled version of ''VideoGame/DemolitionMan'' actually features original footage of Sly Stallone, who comes on whenever you lose and critiques your performance. He ends by actually saying "YouSuck".
* ''VideoGame/BatmanVengeance'' had a quick one-liner, based on which stage and which type of enemy you lost against.
** "Death is not a substitute for justice" is what you get if you don't rescue the Joker when he jumps off the blimp.
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfConan''[='=]s game over menu features such taunts as "Cimmerians should not die so easily" and "The maidens question your virility".
* The ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' features a quick one-liner from your foes when Batman dies, ranging from amusing (just about anything from Joker and Harley Quinn), to a ContinuityNod ([[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} Bane's]]) to terrifying (Scarecrow and Killer Croc). And since you get around two different scenes for each villain, you may actually want to die on purpose multiple times just to see them all.
-->'''Joker''': [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments I salute my fallen enemy! *raspberries* *falls over*]]
** When the player dies in the Joker Challenges, you get one from either Aaron Cash or Batman himself.
** These continue in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. As in the previous game, a different villain taunts you depending on where you die. And, as in the previous game, it's all pretty fun and climactic.
** Continued further in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''. Notably, every phase of the final boss, [[spoiler:a younger Bane]], has its own set of messages.
** And of course the finale, ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight]]'', carries on the tradition. This time, though, you may receive post-death ''encouragement'' from Alfred or Robin on rare occasion.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault'' does this a lot, e.g.: "The rookie wasn't that sharp after all" (if you die on the last training mission). "The Death Star continued to extinguish Rebel bases throughout the Galaxy... and the Alliance was defeated" (if you fail the final stage of the first game). "I got the Rebel dirtbag here". Notable in that there are unique animations for each stage if you lose all of your lives.
* ''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack'' gives you different messages depending on how you died. Smash into a wall? "Your dreams did not come true." Crash into a star? "You became a star." Fall off the screen? "Your dreams were dashed against the rocks below."
* ''VideoGame/FearEffect''. Both games feature failure cutscenes where your character gets killed off in one form or another, followed by a GameOver screen.
* In ''[[Franchise/DieHard Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas]]'', death results in a cutscene with a body bag and toe tag reading "John Doe ([=McClane=])".
* Both ''Return Fire'' games had a skull laughing at you in the (frequent) event of your death.
* The ''Conan'' platform game on the UsefulNotes/AppleII had the unusual (in that genre) feature of displaying a completely different game over screen -- with variable graphics and text -- [[TheManyDeathsOfYou based on what particular hazard caused your final death]]. For example, dying on a field of spikes in the second screen would give "Mission Terminated" with an exaggerated picture of the same spikes; falling into lava gave "You beat a heated retreat"; and dying via killer ants gave "Death at thy feet, life from above.."
* Several Jeff Minter games display (very brief) messages on death describing what killed the player. The release version of ''Iridis Alpha'' would display "OVERLOAD", "DEPLETED.", "ENTROPY.", or "HIT SOMMAT" on the life loss screen, and ''Tempest 2000'' would display "Caught you!", "Shot you!", or "Fried you!" at the moment of life loss. His later Tempest variants, ''Tempest 3000'' and ''Space Giraffe'', dropped this feature in favor of using differing sound effects to indicate what killed the player, but as this was not obvious, many players complained about not knowing what had killed them in those games.
* Bosses in the ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'' series give you a mocking one-liner upon finishing you off.
* ''VideoGame/{{Berzerk}}''[='=]s enemy robots taunt you with "[[AC:Got the humanoid! Got the intruder!]]" every time you die.

[[folder:Adventure Games]]
* Creator/{{Sierra}} adventure games made an art out of mocking the player for death, with the classic "Restore/Restart/Quit" dialog box. The ways to die in the ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' games have been catalogued on [[http://tmd.alienharmony.com/rw/index.htm The Many Deaths of Roger Wilco]].
* Sierra's adventure games also deserve a special mention for having [[PressStartToGameOver some of the fastest ways to end your game for good in gaming history]]: For example, it's very possible to end ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards'' in less than half a second by walking onto a street and getting run over by a car almost immediately afterwards. Of course, this leads to a particularly NonstandardGameOver that shows Larry's body lowered into an underground facility to be cloned for the player's next try (with cameos from several other Sierra games).
** Not to mention what happens if you don't pay for the taxi. Or run out of money. Or get into the taxi while holding alcohol. Or try to flush the toilet. Or don't use a condom with the hooker. Or forget to zip up after leaving the hooker.
** Another classic occurs when you do not beat the game within its (quite generous) [[TimedMission time limit]], [[spoiler:where Larry [[{{Wangst}} considers his continued virginity so depressing that he kills himself]].]]
** There's also a GayOption in one game. Larry's not dead, but it's still GameOver.
** Spoofed in ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland''. If you walk too near a cliff edge, Guybrush falls, you get a cheesy pop-up window that looks straight out of one of Sierra's "Quest" series, and then Guybrush bounces back up, where he offers two words of explanation: "Rubber tree!"
*** Sierra has a ShoutOut to this in the puzzle game ''Castle of Dr. Brain''. One of the hallways has a rubber tree with the description "These can be very useful should you fall off a high cliff. They are much less useful inside a castle." (It's a game in which you can't be killed, incidentally.)
** Another spoof, this time in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', has Guybrush telling the story to Elaine in which he fails to escape an acid trap in time and dies. This prompts her response, "Horse hockey. You honestly expect me to believe you were disintegrated in acid." The plot goes back to before the event.
*** ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' had a similar death message. The Prince-as-narrator says, "No, that didn't really happen" or similar.
*** "And then, I died. No, wait."
*** This also happens in ''VideoGame/KingsQuest2015'' due to the game's framing device.
* ''VideoGame/FreddyPharkasFrontierPharmacist'': Take any medications meant for someone else, open the bag of horse farts, let the town be overrun by snails...
* ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2: The Shadow and the Flame'': Lose to Jaffar in the final level, and he'll laugh at your loss.
* ''Bastion'' gave the narrator a large variety of different lines he could use upon your death, and one which he used if you fell off the first stage (which doesn't actually kill you in that game -- it causes an instant respawn -- but the player might not know that at the time). He would say, "The kid falls to his death... [respawn] ...just kidding."
* In ''Spider And Web'', for most of the game, the player character is trapped in a Virtual Reality machine, narrating their (already complete) infiltration of an enemy base to an unknown interrogator. If the player's actions result in death, the character is pulled out of the simulation, and the interrogator deadpans "[[SarcasmMode And then you died.]]"
* In ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'', if you "drop gun" or "give gun", the message says "A police officer without a weapon is like being up a creek without a paddle!". Ironically, you don't actually ''need'' your gun except during two scenes, and you can safely leave it in your locker ''or in the jail locker'' for the rest of the game.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestI''
** One early game death is the moat. If you walk too quickly or don't stay close enough to the castle, you can easily fall into the moat, and get told "The moat monsters appreciate your good taste."
** Get caught by the witch (either by not dodging her when she's on her broom or by [[TooDumbToLive walking into her house without protection]]) and you get a cutscene of her placing a cookie shaped like Graham in front of her house.
--> "The witch turned you into a gingerbread man! Or is that [[{{Pun}} a Graham cracker]]?"
* On Sierra's ''[[VideoGame/GabrielKnight Gabriel Knight: The Sins of the Fathers]]'', if Gabe is killed, you are shown a skull while Gabriel's voice tells you, "I ''really'' don't want to be dead. Can we try that again?". Tim Curry's delivery as the voice of Gabriel makes the scene.
* You can die in ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory I'' by ''sticking your lockpick a bit too far up your nose'', which only occurs if you try to "pick nose" with a very low lockpicking skill. [[DevelopersForesight Genius. Twisted genius.]] Buy that writer twelve thousand beers. (Beer is fine, just don't drink the [[GargleBlaster Dragon's Breath]], or you will also die by bursting into flames.)
** ''Quest For Glory V'' took this to the next level by providing poems mocking the player's death. There was a surprising variety of poems, each for a different type of death.
*** [[ShoutOut "Here's a lesson you've been taught / Guybrush Threepwood, you are not..."]] Sierra decided to literally elevate their nice deaths to an art-form, then.
* Getting yourself killed in ''VideoGame/ZorkGrandInquisitor'' gives you a text screen similar to the original ''Zork'' games; a text command similar to what you just did to get yourself killed appears, followed by a text description of the result. Among the more colorful ways to die in the game are playing a losing "Old Scratch" lotto scratch ticket (the ticket is haunted and the devil steals your soul), falling down a [[BottomlessPits bottomless pit]] (you meet another hapless person falling endlessly, start a family, and die of old age), and all manner of combinations involving the settings on a Totemizer and a dimensional portal at the end (in one, you're effectively turned into a hubcap and are discarded on the side of the Jersey Turnpike).
** The best was after losing a game of "Strip Fire-Water-Grue" while time traveling; you become one of the characters you meet at the beginning of the game. Ah, [[TemporalParadox paradox]]...
** Its parody form on Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} will give you GameOver screens involving everything up to and including ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' imitations. Of course, the entire point of the Uncyclopedia version is to kill you as often as possible...
** Of particular note is the Totemizer setting for "Mars". The area you are taken to is made up of real pictures of the Martian landscape. You then die of due to the lack of oxygen on Mars.
*** Nearly all the totemizer destinations are fatal in their own way. You can also send yourself into the vacuum of space, or to New Jersey, where you die by living out a relatively mundane and uninteresting life. You also get different death messages depending on whether or not you turned off the device that permanently seals the totems. The only other nonfatal approach to the puzzle is to send yourself, unsealed, "Straight to Hell," which is another location in the game, complete with a handy subway platform.
* Similarly, ''[[VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject Buried in Time: The Journeyman Project Part 2]]'' would switch over to a block of text explaining your various demises. During the endgame, if Gage does not set some teleport coordinates correctly, he will be sent into the lap of some visiting aliens who were waiting for their first experience with carry-out from an Earth restaurant. They enjoy the "crunchy on the outside, chewy in the inside" texture of Gage inside his timesuit.
** The first ''Journeyman Project'' game had each different death depicted with a rather graphic picture and a text box describing the death, sometimes mocking the player. Some particularly gruesome examples: getting run over by the maintenance transport on Mars, dying from prolonged exposure to radiation in the SaunaOfDeath Shield Generator Room, or getting crushed by the ore processor. Many of these were [[TrialAndErrorGameplay "learn by dying"]] situations, and unavoidable the first time through.
** Not all of these are deaths, though. For example, in Chichen-Itza, if the player chooses to walk down the steps towards the natives, the game cuts to the "Game Over" screen, describing how you showing up in a big metal suit has caused them to assume you're a god and build a statue in your honor, thus having a major effect on history.
* In the game adaptation of ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', any of the myriad ways to die would produce a game over screen with the question "Start again (y/n)?" Answering positively would yield "From the same point (y/n)?" Agreeing to this would lead to the game starting again ''from the exact same time you died''. [[HilarityEnsues Game over]]. The correct course of action was, of course, to reject starting again from the same point and acknowledging that you wanted to start again "from not quite the same point".
** The game over screen was accompanied by mocking voiceovers from Eric Idle. "You're dead, and I'm alive!" (It's only a matter of time before that becomes a FunnyAneurysmMoment.)
* ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'' had this, with a twist -- not only are your normal death messages like this, but [[spoiler:so is your PlotlineDeath at the end]].
* Dying to a Guitar Warrior in ''VideoGAme/TotalDistortion'' gives you what's been described as the "Best Game Over Ever": '''DEATH BY [[GameOverMan GUITAR WARRIOR]]'''! [[FollowTheBouncingBall Sing along with me!]]: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pPQnhhUqtU You are Dead! Dead! Deeead!]] [[EarWorm You are Dead! Dead! Deeead!]]". Different death messages are used for burning to death, being trapped by the Deadly Video, or simply running out of health outside of combat (which is generally more common); these have much simpler and more abstract animations, but use the same song.
* When you die in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfDestiny'', you are given what is intended as a hint before you replay the level, but in practice said hints tend to be either mocking you or terribly unhelpful. Examples include, "It looks like there's someone hiding behind a tree, and that someone is out to get you. How do you suppose you can prevent that?" "Did you really think a rotten rope would hold your weight?" and after returning to the present day and being immediately killed, "I don't think returning to the present is the way to solve this problem."
** Of course, there's a pretty good chance that the person making said comments is probably Homunculus. And considering his general disposition, said comments are rather fitting.
* ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' computer game [[EverythingTryingToKillYou will kill you in many, many ways you never considered]] and gives you personalized messages for each one. One particular death ([[spoiler:being hit with a brick while protesting against the bulldozer]]) forced the player to read a multi-sectioned text on their death, having to type to read the next section. Typing quit to start over would not quit; it would rather be interpreted as typing something to continue. And to add insult to injury, the game would scold you for it -- "You keep out of this, you're dead." This was annoying especially because it was one of the easiest ways to die early in the game.
* Die in the VideoGame/TexMurphy game ''Under A Killing Moon'', and you get a conversation with "The Great P.I. in the Sky," (i.e. {{God}}, played by James Earl Jones), who gives you advice. He also lets you return to just before the moment of death to try again, implying that Tex is so important to history that God is willing to give him a second chance.
** Tex ''is'' that important to history. His seemingly small cases unravel into world-spanning conspiracies.
* In ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'', Game Over screens will usually be accompanied by a text explaining Dr. Jones' death and/or what happened after. A paraphrased example: "The Nazi forces conquered the world due to Indy's inability to defeat a 70 year-old sea captain."
* Any game by Horrorsoft (now Adventuresoft): ''VideoGame/{{Elvira}}'' 1 or 2, or ''VideoGame/{{Waxworks}}'' (ESPECIALLY ''Waxworks''). Getting killed by any enemy or trap will show you the very gruesome results of your failure. Most of them not very pretty.
* The little-known Sega CD point and click adaptation of ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' cleverly featured a black screen with only the sounds of the player character's demise, usually at the claws and teeth of the various dinosaurs found around the island. For mere audio, it could get quite gory indeed.
* When you in ''VideoGame/ReturnToZork'', the screen fades to black, someone [[spoiler:(Morpheus)]] laughs at you, and you get a screen at a temple with the glass window showing a picture of your death and a short message at the bottom of the screen.
** There are also a number of pieces of music that plays in the temple screen, different for multiple types of death. Most notably, dying to the giant spider in the forest plays a minor-key arrangement of Faure's Pavane, which is never heard anywhere else in the game; if you're playing the CD version, it's played by recorded strings and timpani!
** Some of the deaths are quick and don't result in a laugh; an example is deaths from explosions.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVII'' involves the main character's talking head next to the message "You Have Expired. Do you want to try again?" The character usually summarizes what she (meaning you) should have done. Stuff like taking too long causes your character to say she should have been more decisive, and doing an action that kills you causes the character to say "Maybe I shouldn't do that next time..." Of course, doing something insanely stupid (walking into an open grave and so forth) makes the character say something alone the lines of "What was I thinking?!?"
** However, drinking a pot full of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk4mJQf7Ydc saltwater that behaves like cyanide]] (or perhaps more like a ''sniper shot'') never gets old.
* All too common with ''VideoGame/NancyDrew'' games. Usually, she either had a "Whoops don't do that!" message or a telephone conversation with someone saying she got fired or sent home. From ''The Phantom of Venice'' through ''The Deadly Device'', you get a humorous GoodNewsBadNews screen.
** One example, after falling out of a tree in ''Warnings at Waverly Academy'':
--> '''The Good News:''' No one saw you fall out of the tree.
--> '''The Bad News:''' At least not until the surveillance video was posted online. [[InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube Three million hits? Oh no!]]
** Get caught snooping in Fango's office in ''The Phantom of Venice'' and this message might happen:
-->'''The Good News:''' The [=GdiF=] put up your bail.
-->'''The Bad News:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny You have to be smuggled out of the country dressed as a goat herder.]] Baahhh!
** Blowing up the [[IWantMyJetpack jetpack]] in ''The Haunting of Castle Malloy'':
-->'''The Good News:''' Watching the jetpack blow up was actually kind of fun...
-->'''The Bad News:''' ...for exactly one one thousandth of a second. After that? [[ChunkySalsaRule Not so much.]]
** One death sequence is when you fall by clicking on the wrong floor tiles in ''Tomb of the Lost Queen'':
-->"To spruce up your hallways, consider rigging stones to drop suddenly. The danger of guests plummeting to their untimely deaths is sure to spice up even the dullest dinner party." An excerpt from Better Tombs and Gardens, issue 2000 circa 2000 B.C.E.
** In a few of them, it ends with your pathetic come-take-me-home message to Hannah. One version of this has you mix up words as you speak if you got a GameOver from a concussion.
* ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfTheLongbow'', a Sierra game based on RobinHood, had the twist of showing the Merry Men discussing the manner of Robin's death, usually including a hint on how to avoid repeating the same mistake.
* ''VideoGame/{{Shadowgate}}''. Each death was accompanied with a lovingly detailed description of your end (some of which could get quite gruesome, like being impaled on glass or dissolving in acid.) And this was during the early Nintendo era, when most of the audience of this game were little kids! The creepy music and Grim Reaper face that accompanied every death only added to the NightmareFuel.
** ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' was similar, only with a blood-red skull and/or a horrifying close-up of whatever was killing you to accompany the decription of your horrible death.
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'': "Goodnight!!!" Done again in [[VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon Dark Moon.]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Most failures just result in a Guilty verdict on your client, but failing in the final case of "Justice for All" results in Phoenix quitting as a lawyer, along with the uplifting message: "[[{{Narm}} The miracle never happen]]."
* ''VideoGame/NightTrap'' will either you get berated by Simms for screwing up and kicked off the mission, or later in the game, when the SCAT moves in and you fail, Jeff personally tells you how much you messed up [[HoistByHisOwnPetard before sending you down one of the traps.]]
* ''VideoGame/ATaleOfTwoKingdoms'', as a tribute to Sierra's game over screens, shows you a tombstone with a poem on it that tells you how you died. The poem is different for each death.
* ''VideoGame/BikASpaceAdventure'' is a throwback to the old point-and-click adventures. Naturally, this trope is in effect. In fact, the game gives you achievements for dying in creative ways. For example, when controlling Bik on the final level, clicking on one of the tables in the robot room results in Bik undergoing UnwillingRoboticisation with the message that he spends the rest of his days as a mindless servant. The game awards you with the "More Machine than Man" achievement. A good indicator that your current PlayerCharacter (Bik, Ammut, Talandra) is about to be killed is the game autosaving to provide you with a way to continue.
** One particularly long example involves having Ammut pick up a huge gun called [[{{BFG}} LFG 9000]], whose description claims that it's banned on most worlds. Ammut immediately tries to use it to kill the huge creature trying to eat him. The weapon discharges, destroying the ship, with the blast continuing through space and destroying planets in its path, including Earth. Finally, a message tells you that there is a reason the weapon is banned.
* The main appeal of the VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries is seeing how many hilarious and creative ways the ButtMonkey protagonist can die or otherwise fail his mission. Most games even give you an achievement for seeing all unique fails, thus creating even more incentive to pick the most ill-thought-out options for Henry.

[[folder:Beat 'Em Up]]
* ''VideoGame/DynamiteCop'' has all of the {{mooks}} and boss mocking you while you're lying on the floor, most often calling you a loser or a poor baby. If you have any continues left, when you hit start, you jump up and sucker punch the nearest foe.
* The arcade version of ''VideoGame/TheCombatribes'' barks "You coward! Get out! Game Over" if you choose not to continue.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' features the heroes in the villains' lair, tied up, in a DeathTrap. WhyDontYouJustShootHim? If you continue before the clock runs out, a knife comes down to cut the fuse and your bonds, allowing you to escape.

[[folder: Card Battle Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/YuGiOhNightmareTroubadour'', losing a Shadow Game boss fight results in a quote from the duelist who defeated you.
* ''VideoGame/YuGiOhGXSpiritCaller'': If you lose in a Shadow Game, your opponent will say a menacing quip at you.

[[folder:Driving Games]]
* While driving or falling into the river (or the ocean) in ''VideoGame/MidtownMadness'', will appears at the screen a message: "Sleep with the fishes!". Also it does in ''[[VideoGame/MidtownMadness the sequel]]'', only in San Francisco; While in London it shows to the player: "More tea, vicar?".
* The console releases of the ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'' series have minigames where you need to fulfill certain objectives. In these minigames, failing an objective yields a message from the announcer. Survive, but fail? "Uh-oh, too bad!" Fall into the water? "No time to take a bath!" Fall hundreds of meters to your doom? "Hey! Where ya goin'?"
* Whilst not exactly a 'death', failing a licence test in ''VideoGame/GranTurismo 4'' awards you with a large white '''[[EpicFail FAIL]]''' on the screen, and the song "Oh Yeah" by Yello. The game ''[[RefugeInAudacity gloats]]'' through music over your failure.
* ''VideoGame/FZero'': "TOO BAD! YOU LOST YOUR MACHINE."
** "Broken down! RETIRED!" (''GX'')
* In ''VideoGame/{{Vette}}'', crashing out (either by too much damage or a high-speed collision) gives you a nice picture of your smashed car. Driving into water results in it being fished out by a tow truck. If you lose a race, your opponent mocks you, such as "I thought you said you were fast".
* ''VideoGame/SegaRally'': "[[MemeticMutation GAME OVER YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!]]"
* In [[VideoGame/DiRT DiRT]] 2, the first time you total your car, someone says "I can see that crash being posted on the internet."
* ''VideoGame/{{Interstate76}}'' had a lot of random, typically sarcastic, messages mocking you for dying or failing a mission, such as "Welcome to Deadville, population: ''You''" or "You just lost a race to a clown. Time to retire."
* Most ''VideoGame/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune'' games [[AchievementMockery "award"]] a Story Mode BrokenWinLossStreak of 40 stages (out of 60, 80, or 100, depending on the game) or more with the "First Black Mark" title.

[[folder:Edutainment Games]]
* Famously, ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail'' featured a lot of dying: You get a nice tombstone when you inevitably die of snakebite, drowning, measles, and ([[MemeticMutation of course]]) dysentery.
** If you get mauled while hunting in the fifth edition, you may catch rabies, which of course is certain death.
* ''OdellLake'' has "You now reside in the stomach of a large predator" or "Oh no! You have just been eaten!" if you underestimated a predator or mistook it for food/competition/no problem, and "There was an angler's hook hidden in that food." or "You have been caught by an angler!" if the insects & larvae or the chub you ate was bait and your fish is now being served with chips.
** In Odell Down Under, the game will also mock you if you manage to accidentally get caught in a giant clam.

[[folder:Fighting Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', if you lose to the BonusBoss Noob Saibot ([[NintendoHard which you most likely will]]), Shao Kahn says "It's official. YouSuck".
* Getting a bad ending in ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'' will send you to Kokonoe's lab, where she gives your character sarcastic advice on how to achieve the good ending. Since most of the bad endings feature your character dying, this tends to lead to MoodWhiplash.
** The BigBadDuumvirate's hobby seems to be causing this. If you lose a match to Hazama in Arcade, you have to fight him again. If you win, it turns out you still [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption lose]]. Run into Relius in Story Mode? 75% chance he'll be the cause of the BadEnding.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' started the tradition of fighting games displaying a different line on the Continue/Game Over screen depending on the character that defeated you.
* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', [[PlanetEater Galactus]] is the FinalBoss. Fail to beat him? Well, [[ItsAWonderfulFailure enjoy watching]] [[TheEndofTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the worlds of Marvel]] ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt and]]'' [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Capcom getting destroyed!]]
** And in the [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate follow-up]], Comicbook/GhostRider uses this exact phrase after subjecting his opponent to the [[DeathGlare Penance Stare]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters 2000'', each character had a defeat quote to say at the continue screen.
* In the ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' series, whichever character you've chosen will either express disappointment, give you a tip, chastise you for losing, or beg for you to continue on the Continue screen. Continuing will express a smile of relief on your character.

[[folder:First Person Shooter]]
* In the demo of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', dying by falling off of a cliff produces this message while the game reloads to your last save point: "If you died from [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou falling off a high ledge]], it's probably your own fault."
* When you die around rebels in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', some will say things like "He'll be okay, he's done this before", or "[[IfYouDieICallYourStuff Dibs on the suit!]]".
** Also, in ''Half-Life 2'', if you get a game over by losing a vehicle or key ally, you will get a fade-to-black followed by a mission report from the G-Man, saying something like: 'Subject: Freeman. Mission terminated. Reason: Failure to conserve vital resources.' [[spoiler:In the Episodes, you instead get a prophecy of doom from the Vortigaunts, after they wrest control of you from the G-Man.]]
** If you died in a way that [[PressXToDie couldn't possibly be accidental]], the message changes to 'Mission terminated: Subject demonstrated [[TooDumbToLive extremely poor judgment]]'.
** Further, in the ''Opposing Force'' expansion of the first game, you get an opportunity to jump into Freeman's portal to Xen. If you do, the game will end, accusing you of trying to rewrite history -- "Evaluation terminated: Subject attempted to create a TemporalParadox.".
* Bungie's old game ''VideoGame/PathwaysIntoDarkness'' gives you a different dialog box for everything that can kill you. Those Banshees are really annoying, aren't they?
* ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' had a different death message for being killed by each monster. It also featured a colourful list of messages for suicides, environmental deaths, and the multiplayer kill messages are loaded with [[DoubleEntendre double entendres]].
** Complete list of environmental deaths, suicides, and multiplayer messages (taken from the game's data files):
--> "Weenie sleeps with the fishes" and "Weenie sucks it down" (drowning)
--> "Weenie gulped a load of slime" and "Weenie cannot exist on slime alone" (fell in a slime pit)
--> "Weenie burst into flames", "Weenie turned into hot slag", and "Weenie visits the Volcano God" (fell into lava)
--> "Weenie discharges into the water" (fired the [[ShockAndAwe lightning gun]] underwater)
--> "Weenie tries to put the pin back in" (grenade misfire)
--> "Weenie becomes bored with life" and "Weenie checks if his weapon is loaded" (suicide)
--> "Fraggod was telefragged by Weenie" or "Weenie tried to enter Fraggod's personal space" (TeleFrag)
--> "Weenie feels Satan's power" (attempted telefrag, "victim" had Pentagram of Protection)
--> "Weenie was ax-murdered by Fraggod" (axe)
--> "Weenie chewed on Fraggod's boomstick" (shotgun)
--> "Weenie ate 2 loads of Fraggod's buckshot" (super shotgun)
--> "Weenie was nailed by Fraggod" (nailgun)
--> "Weenie was punctured by Fraggod" (super nailgun)
--> "Weenie eats Fraggod's pineapple" and "Weenie was gibbed by Fraggod's grenade" (grenade launcher)
--> "Weenie [[DoubleEntendre rides Fraggod's rocket]]" (rocket launcher)
--> "Fraggod [[DoubleEntendre accepts Weenie's discharge]]" and "Weenie [[DoubleEntendre accepts Fraggod's shaft]]" (lightning gun)
** The only interesting monster death message is "Player joins the Zombies" (killed by a zombie). The rest are pretty matter-of-fact.
* ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' had a different kill message for each weapon, and, being a multiplayer game, you would often see messages like "<Rival> rode <Player>'s rocket into oblivion." The sequels expanded these kill messages into even more colorful ones, rarely related to what weapon got used, such as, "<Rival> was cornered by <Player> in a foggy London alley." In fact, one of the major selling points of the game was that it recorded an insane amount of data on player kills, and always told you what they were.
** In ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'', dying from your own land mines reads: "<Player> tested out his/her land mine. It works!", and getting killed by your own grenade goes something along the lines of "[[ShoutOut Silly <Player>, Grenades are for Enemies!]]"
*** If someone somehow manages to do a headshot with the Lightning Gun to ''himself'', the game will proclaim that [[DevelopersForesight "<Player> violated the laws of space-time and sniped himself."]]
** The series also includes notices telling you of when another player gets a KillStreak to let you know that they're doing good. Killing someone who's in the midst of a streak places a similar notice letting everyone know that you did so. Kill ''yourself'' in the midst of a streak and the game will inform everyone "<Player> was looking good until s/he killed him/herself!"
* The ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series' death screens display randomly selected quotes about war. In later games, it shows helpful advice on how to avoid what you've just died from (if you died from something easily avoidable, such as a grenade or highly combustible and exploding car), or statistics such as the price of a single missile or fighter jet in ''Modern Warfare''. The multiplayer matches have a "Killcam" showing a replay from the first person of the one who killed you.
* The tactical FPS ''VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint'' has this. When you're killed, the camera pans back and forth between your lifeless corpse and whoever killed you, while the game matter-of-factly states '''"You are dead."''' in bold red text, accompanied by quotes from authors, Cold War-era politicians, and even ''Music/PinkFloyd'' lyrics.
** In single player, that is. When you die in multiplayer matches, you become a spectator ''in the form of a seagull'', and can fly around observing the action.
* ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTriad.'' Although not cruel to the player on the actual game over screen beyond showing severed, burning feet, the track title for the song that occurs upon a game over is aptly titled, "You suck".
** Some deaths in the game result in an OrbitalShot before the character spontaneously [[CriticalExistenceFailure gibs]], may show the player burn, and in some suicides, causes the "Yooouuuuu Suuuuck!" announcement.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a simple format for reporting kills: <user name in respective color> <method of death> <enemy name>, where the method of death is a little pictogram of what killed you (a baseball bat, rocket, flamethrower, etc.). When you are killed via a backstab or a headshot, it shows a little silhouette with either a knife plunging into its back or a bullet exiting its head from the other side, respectively.
** About the only time a snarky remark is made is when you die from fall damage (<user> fell to a clumsy, painful death) or when you switch class outside of your base, which kills you (<user> bid farewell, cruel world!).
** The game's killcam shows you who it was that ended your pathetic run -- and if it so happens that your body or body ''parts'' are in view of the killcam, the game cheerfully points them out with arrows and signs... "Your leg!", "Your head!", "Your liver!" "Your other foot!"
*** After being killed by the same player three times, they start spouting "domination phrases", which vary based on the class they are, and the class they killed. For example, when a Scout dominates a Heavy, one of the phrases he spouts is "Nice hustle, Tons o' Fun! Next time eat a salad!"
*** Additionally, there are server mods to display kill notifications in the style of ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' and ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' (from which ''Team Fortress'' descended); in one example, Player X backstabbing Player Z will display as "Player Z took a knife up the ass from Player X!"
** Some weapons actually use the kill feed as a selling point. For example, the Holy Mackerel (literally a fish) sends feeds every time an enemy is ''hit'' with one. Pull off a kill and the kill feed exclaims "FISH KILL!!!" to emphasize the embarrassment. And there's a dismembered enemy arm that does the same thing except the kill feed goes "ARM KILL!!!"
* An accidental example exists in ''VideoGame/CounterStrike''. When you are killed, a message shows in the upper, right-hand corner of the screen showing the killer's name, an icon of the weapon they used (with an additional icon of a [[BoomHeadshot head taking a bullet through the forehead]] if the kill was made via headshot), and then the victim's name. The flashbang does approximately one hit-point of damage (or less), and if you are killed by one, the icon in the message is reasonably larger than any other weapon icon, as if it was to mock the victim. Truthfully, because the flashbang was never meant to actually ''kill'' anyone, the people who made the game never actually made a smaller icon for the kill messages.
** ''Global Offensive'' took the killcam approach.
* ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'': "Ship Destroyed, X Hostages Lost!" "You died in the mine. Your ship and its contents were incinerated", if you die or run out of time after destroying the ReactorBoss.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' source port ''[=ZDoom=]'' (and others descended from it, like ''Skulltag'') introduces ''Quake''-style one-liners for each kind of death.
** Most of them are ripped directly from ''Quake''; GameMods can have custom obituaries. [[http://cutstuff.net/blog/?page_id=424 "Creeper was patient enough to kill PunyHuman with his balls."]]
* ''Faceball 2000'' for the Game Boy was a proto-FirstPersonShooter, in which all the enemies (and other players) were some variety of smiley face. When you were taken out, the offending party would appear on screen, and it would say "(One who killed you) says, 'Have a nice day!'" This could maddening, but the Super Nintendo version of the same game made it worse by giving them synthesized voices (all of which simply said "Have a nice day!" in different pitches). In later levels, this could include being hunted by a pack of enemies and hearing "Have a nice day!" repeated every 15-30 seconds, depending on how long it took for them to home in on the next spawn point.
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Tribes}} Tribes 2]]'' had a message for every weapon kill. Most notably, a disk kill would give "<Killer> served <victim> a blue plate special." In ''Tribes: Ascend'', that became the official name for a mid-air disk kill.
* The New-U stations in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' makes player death [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist little more than a financial inconvenience]], and the instant respawns eliminate the need for a game over screen. However, the stations in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' have some rather amusing automated quips once they're done building your clone.
--> Between you and us, that thing that just killed you is a total dick. Please disregard this message if you committed suicide.
** Of course, DummiedOut dialogue may occasionally have Handsome Jack mocking you for your failure before stripping you of your funds. And even if you are bankrupt, he still lets you be revived so he can watch you suffer.
** All of the enemies will mock you after you die before you respawn.
* ''VideoGame/UrbanChaosRiotResponse'' has different death scenes depending on what enemy type kills you or who you were siding with before your demise. Enemies taunt you and then proceed to finish you off, while teammates hurriedly check on you and then proceed to call out for help or try to revive you.

[[folder:Flight Simulator]]
* The first three games in the ''Franchise/WingCommander'' series feature an eloborate funeral scene for your character after you die in which your commanding officer gives a speech. The speech can often vary depending on the progress of the player in the game. For example, if you die early on in the first WC game, your CO will mourn you as a rookie who never got a chance to prove himself. If you die late in the game, he will mourn you as one of the Confederacy's greatest heroes.
* In ''VideoGame/WingCommanderIVThePriceOfFreedom'', your death will just result in the game playing a news broadcast announcing that Blair has been killed. The content of the broadcast will depend on if Blair died before or after he joined the Border Worlds.
* ''Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer'' had a unique scene if you crash your plane. You get to see the face of Chuck Yeager giving a snarky comment.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pilotwings}}'' had various mocking comments by the trainers if you failed an event, such as "That's a parachute, not scuba gear" (parachute into water). "SPLAT!" (freefall without a parachute). "Be careful, the equipment is expensive" (crash the Rocketbelt).
* ''Combat Flight Simulator'' matter-of-factly states, "We regret to inform you that you have been killed in action. Your next of kin will be notified."
* One of the oldest examples: ''VideoGame/LunarLander'' had several randomly chosen death messages. "You destroyed an 800 megabuck lander", "You created a two mile crater", "There were no survivors", etc.
** The Windows 3.1 ''Lander'' game had two: "Nice crater! All that training really paid off." and "You just dug a hole half way to Clavius."
* In the early Sierra game ''Stunt Flyer'', crashing your plane in-game would actually cause your computer to crash.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/TIEFighter'' and ''VideoGame/XWing'', getting shot down in the middle of a mission will result in a cutscene.
** In ''TIE Fighter'', the player will be shown being flown to a Star Destroyer and then be shown floating in a medical bay or (rarely) be shown their funeral.
** In ''X-Wing'', the player will be captured by a shuttle and then be shown floating in a medical tank (similar to Luke's from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''), will (again, rarely) be shown their funeral, or (far more commonly) will be taken to Darth Vader's flagship and interrogated by Vader as an interrogation droid floats down.

[[folder:Four X]]
* An unusual strategy game example: If you lose in ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion 2'', the game informs you: "Your power is gone, fleet destroyed, armies scattered, cities crushed, people enslaved... your insolence has cost you your empire!" And then it laughs at you.
* ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations 2'' has distinct game over messages for military, influence, retirement, and technology losses, plus a [[http://i.imgur.com/8mDrQ.png special one]] for anyone who blasts ''their own empire'' into shrapnel with a Terror Star.

[[folder:Light Gun Games]]
* ''VideoGame/SilentScope'': "Don't die partner! Oh no! What are you doing? Stand up! Stand up!"
* American Laser Games had a tonne of these. If you were shot, or killed an innocent bystander, you would typically be treated to a brief {{cutscene}} in which a particular character taunted you for your lousy gameplay:
** ''Mad Dog [=McCree=]'': An undertaker who would comment on your actions and, if you were shot when you had three lives remaining (If you had more than three lives remaining, assuming you set the number of lives to 5 on the machine, the undertaker would say that you took a bad hit, but you will pull through), remind you how many lives you had left. When you ran out of lives, he would seal up your coffin. There are also scenes where, if you shoot the lady in the bank or the mayor later on by mistake, he will say "That was a good man/woman you shot." Then, he writes down on his notepad and says that the population is 64.
** ''Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold'': An undertaker in a graveyard, with a small range of macabre quips. Run out of lives, and "you're history, partner."
** ''Who Shot Johnny Rock?'': If you were shot, a doctor, who'd make various wisecracks at your expense whilst removing the bullet. When you were out of money, the doctor would refuse to help, and you'd get an additional scene with an undertaker commenting on your GameOver. They include the undertaker commenting how you would make a good stiff, [[note]]"You'd make a good stiff, a bad shot, but a good stiff."[[/note]]wishing you better luck next time, [[note]]"It's beddie-bye for this private eye. Better luck ''next time''."[[/note]], and commenting on your lack of money.[[note]]"Out of money, out of luck. That's the name of the game."[[/note]] If you gunned down an innocent bystander, said undertaker would appear to criticise your bad judgement.
** ''The Last Bounty Hunter'': A disgruntled doctor or a wise-cracking gravedigger. If you shoot an innocent, instead of the doctor or the gravedigger, several other townspeople (even if some of their appearances are for a brief second at one point) will call you out for doing so.
** ''Crime Patrol'': The police members that you are working with comment on your death, or, if you shot someone by mistake (even a team member), call you out on it, especially if you shoot your rookie partner during the rookie segments, where she will be unharmed and call you out for shooting her. As the game progresses, the post-death screens involve team members, and even getting up to the point where a female news reporter gets involved in the post-death screens.
* The LightGunGame VideoGame/{{Area 51}} has a Game Over screen where, should you refuse to continue after you die, your character turns into an alien and jumps toward the screen. [[spoiler:Oddly enough, you also get this after '''you beat the game.''']]

* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' displays a damage breakdown screen when you die, specifying how much damage from which skills did you take from who. If you move your mouse over a champion, you will get some quick tips on how to defend yourself against someone, e.g. "Buy pink wards and an upgraded red trinket to reveal Teemo's mushrooms" or "Don't chase Singed while his Noxious Gas is active".
* If you fail a test in the Octo Expansion DLC in ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'', the ink pack attached to you blows up, along with the TEST FAILED message.

* The ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' add-on "Cartographer" has the option to turn on insulting messages directing you to your corpse.
** Blizzard themselves have given us Zaricotl, an elite carrion bird in Badlands. Whenever it kills a player, it will eat their remains and calm down. Congratulations, your death has just made the area a bit safer for other players! Adding assault to injury, Zaricotl is ludicrously overpowered for the zone in which he is, and he also patrols, which means that he likes to gank unsuspecting newbies, a lot. He's a rare spawn, so generally, if you deliberately try to hunt him down, you won't find him. He will be there to eat your newbie character, though.
** Dungeon bosses also yell if they manage to kill a player in the group, usually commenting on how the player is weak and they're getting bored.
*** By far the most entertaining example of this is [[LargeHam Kologarn]] in the Ulduar raid, who also has a tendency to throw out Creator/MontyPython quotes.
-->'''Kologarn:''' YOU FAIL!
*** And can't forget many other things too,
-->'''Blackheart The Inciter:''' YOU FAIL! HUHUHAHAHAHA!
-->'''Talon King Ikiss:''' Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!
-->'''Warlord Kalithresh:''' SQUIRRRRRM, surface filth! [[EvilLaugh Ah hahahahahaha HA!]]
-->'''Mekgineer Steamrigger:''' You just got served, punk!
-->'''Aeonus:'''[[NothingCanStopUsNow NO ONE CAN STOP US!]] ([[VoiceOfTheLegion stop us stop us]]) NO ONE!
-->'''Ingvar The Plunderer:''' Mjul orm agn gjor!
-->'''Malygos:''' [[AGodAmI I AM THE SPELL WEAVER!]] [[NothingCanStopUsNow MY POWER is INFINITE!]]
-->'''Krick:''' Arms and legs are in short supply...Thanks for your contribution!
-->'''Xevozz:''' [[MissingStepsPlan Profit!]]
-->'''Omorr the Unscarred:''' [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} You are terminated!]]
** Since Cataclysm, the dragon [[BigBad Deathwing]] has roamed free, randomly incinerating entire sections of the game world. Getting [[OneHitKill caught in this]] awards an achievement.
** The [[HighAltitudeBattle airborne clash]] with Ley-Guardian Eregos gives us this awesomely sarcastic remark should a player be killed:
--->'''Ley-Guardian Eregos:''' "It's a long way down..."
* In ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}'', the default death message is "Oh dear, you're dead!" When you drink a potion from a RomeoAndJuliet parody quest, you get "Oh dear, you're... still alive somehow?" In a certain safe duel, you get "Oh dear, you are nearly dead!"
** During Halloween, Death would appear and escort you to the respawn point with various messages.
** Some bosses have their own taunts.
-->'''Yk'Lagor the [[NoIndoorVoice Thunderous]]''': ANOTHER KILL FOR THE THUNDEROUS!
** Dungeoneering is just full of them, never mind the bosses...
*** Crafting Catastrophe
*** D.I.Y. Disaster
*** You have a hilarious fishing accident that you would have told your grandchildren some day, had it not killed you.
** During the quest "Fate of the Gods", if you die [[spoiler: in Freneskae]] and return [[spoiler: to the World Gate]] to try again, Sliske will keep a running tally and mock your latest demise. He has snarky remarks for your first seven deaths, but from eight on gives up and just whines that [[CrossesTheLineTwice your constant dying is boring him]].
* Fitting to the theme of the game, in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', the strongest bosses will often spout a one-liner upon defeating a player, that can range from badass to hilarious.
--> '''[[CorruptCorporateExecutive Countess Crey]]''': And remember! This beating has been brought to you by Crey Industries!
* High-level mobs in [=ThunderDome=] MUD will announce player kills over gossip or holler channels: "<Player> thought <he/she> was tough, so I killed <him/her>!" "I killed <player> and looted <his/her> stinkin' corpse! Ha ha!"
* The Holocrypts of ''VideoGame/WildStar'' have a bevy of quips to mock you as they bring you back from the brink.
-->Death has many secrets... such as: why do you keep returning here?

[[folder:Platform Games]]
* Episodes 4-6 of ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' have a rather distinctive sound effect for when you lose a life ("do-do-dah! dee-dow-doo!"). It sounds vaguely mocking, particularly when it gets re-triggered by hitting something else dangerous on the way off the screen (or sometimes even the same thing that killed you in the first place). Combined with ItsAWonderfulFailure when you get a GameOver in episode 5, where the music is definitely mocking you.
* DOS game ''VideoGame/DangerousDaveInTheHauntedMansion'' shows you a different animation for each of the 8 ways you can die (Werewolf, zombie, slashed to death...)
* The [[PlatformHell sadomasochistically difficult]] freeware game ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' contains a recreation of the famous "IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS" screen from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'', but the sword, like [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything else]], [[OneHitPointWonder instantly kills you if you touch it]], prompting the message to change to [[ViolationOfCommonSense "YOU JUMPED INTO A SWORD, YOU RETARD!"]].
** One screen compounds an already-deadly fall with a giant airplane straight out of ''Mario Paint'' flying onto the screen to hit you, complete with a little 8-bit song.
** In the Tourian System, you can get attacked by a Franchise/{{Metroid}}. If you do, you turn to dust instead of [[LudicrousGibs gibbing]], and you don't get the usual game over music, at all.
* ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'' will bemoan the level's difficulty and berate the player for dying too many times in one level. If you die too many times, Thor himself will show up and tell you that you suck.
** In the sequel, this will be combined with EasyModeMockery if you manage to die in the first level. The goddess who resurrects you when you lose a Viking will mock you for dying on the ''first flippin' level'' and grant you some new powers to help you along the way. Of course, the objective of the first level is "cross a small valley between two hills" and the valley is so shallow that it requires a collaboration between Eric and Olaf to even achieve a single point of falling damage, so it's more like an EasterEgg than anything else.
* The [=DOS=] game ''VideoGame/{{Xargon}} 3: Xargon's Fury'' has a room in the final castle with a '''"Prepare to die!"''' banner hanging from the ceiling; upon entering the room, you immediately plummet into instant-death blades. The door to this room is in a row of 5 identical doors (3 of which eventually lead to required switches or items, & the other leads to a room full of bonus points), making memorization the name of the game in this part of the level.
* ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'' manages to do this and make you hate snarky sidekick Daxter all at the same time. When Jak dies, Daxter climbs atop his body and looks into his eyes, only to make some sarcastic remark at Jak's expense. Must be great for Jak to have the last thing he sees be his alleged best friend making light of his death.
** And then, when it's removed in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'', you actually miss it. Of course, ''Jak X'' gives you a lovingly detailed image of your car's burning wreckage sliding around a racetrack, so mocking your failure lives on.
** It makes a return in ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'', but only if Jak dies in the exact same manner as in the first game (which is rare for some reason). Given the series' tone up to that point, it's somewhat fitting that Daxter's comments are somewhat more insulting this time around (though still funny).
* In the DS version of ''VideoGame/{{N}}+'', death results in only a single, two word message. "NICE ONE". DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, but it's still harsh.
* ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' features a specific game over screen for every level. Each one is a ShoutOut to another video game.
** In Story Mode, the bosses have their own monologues when your last life is lost. For example:
--> '''Trauare:''' You're much better off forgetting what you can't change.
--> '''Freudia:''' I expected no less.
--> '''Zeppelin:''' ...[[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves A fitting end for a traitor]].
** The boss with the best monologues happens to be, without a doubt, Grolla, because, of course, she's just that badass.
----->'''Grolla''': ...Pathetic.\\
'''Grolla''': Is that all you've got?
* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' had a limited set of animations for when you died. ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'' and ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'', on the other hand, had loads of unique situational deaths, depending on the level, and what enemy killed you. It varied from simply being crushed flat, or falling down a hole, to dying at the kiss of a frog who immediately turned back into a prince, or being hit with a hammer while underground and having a tombstone appear above where you were. One in particular in ''Crash 2'' involved being shrunk down to the point of non-existence, but this was so slow, you could inflict another death on Crash and get a miniature version of the death animation.
** ''Crash Tag Team Racing'' has a GottaCatchThemAll collection of Die-o-Ramas, which are "humorous" cutscenes where Crash is killed in a variety of different-yet-similar ways.
** Riding the cute little polar bear into the ice results in a frozen Crash with the bear on top. "Arf, arf".
** In ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'', one can get hit by a giant wielding a club. [[CameraAbuse Crash will hit the camera and slide down it.]]
** In ''Crash of the Titans'' and ''Mind Over Mutant'', getting killed by minions would result in them doing victory dances and taunting Crash.
* ''VideoGame/{{Canabalt}}'' announces how far you ran and your cause of death with each GameOver.
* ''VideoGame/{{Jumper}} 2'' has unlockable features, one of which is "taunt mode." If you turn this option on, the game will display a snarky insult, accompanied by an audible groan, every time you die. Also, regardless of whether you're being actively mocked, the game keeps track of how many times -- and in what ways -- you died. Beating this NintendoHard game likely means dying hundreds of times, and striving for One HundredPercentCompletion may involve dying ''thousands'' of times.
* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' has an extended cutscene upon the player's first death explaining the extra life system and introducing Gregg, the Grim Reaper.
** It also has several death animations and roughly four or five variations of the GameOver sequence.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', Professor T. Bird will make fun of you or say something mocking or condescending every time you continue, and if you get a game over, the Dark Queen will mock you and, in one instance, ''eat you.''
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'': "I'M FINISHED!"
* If you lose all of your lives in ''VideoGame/Stinkoman20X6'', the Game Over screen will actually show a badly beaten-up Stinkoman saying "My stummy hurts..." This is changed to 1UP if you die on the level where you play as him, and if you die on the level where you're trying to keep 1UP safe until you can get your power crunch back from him, you get both of them, and the message, "Our stummies hurt..."
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'': "TOO BAD!!!"
** Also, if you make it to the end of the Battlerock or Dreadnought purple coin missions without all the purple coins, the Gearmo at the end will mock you for not trying hard enough and you'll end up losing a life.
** A funny thing in Battlerock's purple coin mission is that if you get absolutely ZERO purple coins, the Gearmo will refer to herself as "this old iron lady", suggesting they're made of iron.
* iOS's ''VideoGame/TempleRun'' has numerous examples. "Trees hurt" (run into a tree), "Smells like toast" (fire), or simply "Mind the gap" (jump a little short and hit the front of the next platform) are examples of it.
** It's even better than that. Every death is accompanied by a picture of the protagonist's fate, and some of the messages vary depending on which character you were playing as.
* In ''VideoGame/DistortedTravesty'', all of the Game Over messages will relentlessly mock you for losing. 'Have you ever thought about winning?' is one, with another being 'Remember that time you lost? Oh, that's now'. Harsh, especially since the game is ''very'' NintendoHard. Playing on Easy mode will also make it throw in some EasyModeMockery from time to time: 'You could always lower the difficulty... oh wait, no you can't.' The sequel, on the other hand, [[AvertedTrope gives you encouragement instead]], and then the third game goes back to mocking you mercilessly. 'I wrote a book called ''You Will Eventually Win''. It's in the fiction section.'
* ''Home Improvement'' on the SNES. It doesn't matter how Tim loses a life, the screen goes black and a sketch plays where he stands in place, dazed, while his sons try to snap him out of it. [[FridgeLogic Even if Tim falls down a pit.]]
* When the VideoGame/{{Dizzy}} series began to use pop-up text boxes to describe every action, each way to die came with its own message. Generally, they're straightforward accounts of how Dizzy was killed, but sometimes they're rather informative and amusing, such as when Dizzy runs afoul of the vampire in Zaks' castle in ''[=MagicLand=] Dizzy'': "Zaks' grandmother Vampira bites you and kills you! Who said you can't teach your grandmother to suck eggs?"
* In ''VideoGame/AstroMarineCorps'', every death is accompanied by a short message. Usually it's a generic "You are dead!!!!" or "AAARRGHH!!!", but one more amusing one is when your head gets bitten off by a monster: "Don't lose your mind!!"
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'': When you die, the journal will endlessly replay your last moments, catalog what you were killed by, and have a first-person description of your player's final thoughts.
* ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'' features the Nerd's parody of the ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th'' Game Over screen:
-->You're dead
-->Your friends are dead
-->Your family's dead
-->Your fucking pets are being skinned alive
-->Your mom's a fucking whore
-->You suck at life
-->The world hates you
-->You're going to hell
-->Live with it
* In ''VideoGame/TheFairlyOddparentsShadowShowdown'', dying in some levels - but most prevalent in "Vicky Strikes Back" - will cause Cosmo or Wanda to comment on it. No {{Game Over}}s, though, as the game has no lives.
-->'''Cosmo''' (when Timmy falls into a certain BottomlessPit in "Vicky Strikes Back"): Maybe we should check [for wish stars] down here. ...nope, bad idea!

[[folder:Puzzle Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', during the chapter "The Part Where [[spoiler:He Kills You.]] [[spoiler:Right after you escape Wheatley's initial deathtrap, he pleads with you to come back. If you do, then he acts surprised, and says he didn't plan for that. He then tries to convince you to jump into the pit, and if you do, he remarks, "Didn't think that'd work."]]
* From ''VideoGame/TetrisTheGrandMaster 3'': "EXCELLENT! [[GratuitousEnglish but...let's go better next time]]"
* Dying in ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'' yields a message telling you things that the player character will now never experience, all of which can be found [[http://quantumconundrum.wikia.com/wiki/Things_You_Will_Never_Experience here]].
* ''WebOriginal/AGameOfLifeAndDeath'' is an original puzzle game in [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure Choose your own Adventure]] format and is filled with puns, gag pictures, and general pokes at the reader's screw-ups upon death.
* ''VideoGame/{{Dweep}}'' has only one way to die (by incineration), but numerous possible death messages for the occasion.
-->[[WhatTheHellPlayer Stop that. This is a nonviolent game.]]\\
[[WhatTheHellPlayer Please control your psychotic tendencies.]]\\
Was that really necessary?\\
[[SarcasmMode That was really creative.]]\\
Let's just pretend that never happened.\\
[[TooDumbToLive Very brave, but none too bright.]]\\
Did you mean to do that?\\
Hasta la bye bye, Dweep.\\
Perhaps you should try a different approach.\\
Dweep's fur appears to be rather flammable.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Meteos}}'', losing in a multiplayer match results in the message "You Lose! [[EarthShatteringKaboom ANNIHILATION!]]" In single-player, you instead get the message "GAME OVER -- ANNIHILATION!"
* ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest: Definitive Edition'', when you die in [[FinalDeathMode One-Life Mode]], plays a ScareChord and displays "YOU DIED" along with an [[WingDingEyes X-eyed]] Ori face.

[[folder:Rail Shooters]]
* Occasionally, on player 1 running out of lives in ''VideoGame/RazingStorm'': "Who gave you permission to take a hit, Alpha 1?!"

[[folder:Real Time Strategy]]
* The first three ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' games (''Tiberian Dawn'', ''Red Alert'', and ''Tiberian Sun'') had around 20-30 short videos per side. Some of them applied to the mission, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vni37RwWH1I&index=27&list=PL17BD9C0E0948AD96 blowing up a bridge]] (video shows a convoy driving over it as it explodes) while some are more/less generic, such as the scorpion being killed by an Eagle, or an APC barging into a base, knocking over the enemy flag, then soldiers jump out and raise theirs.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxiffxKIcp4&index=88&list=PL17BD9C0E0948AD96 One of the most chilling examples]] in ''Red Alert'' (which shows up whenever you get Tanya killed on a commando mission and thus fail the mission) is a simple shot of a cross gravestone marked with her name, then a slow pullback to reveal it's part of one of those giant UsefulNotes/WW1-style cementeries.
** Several Soviet missions [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2wSNuuMC3Q&index=39&list=PL17BD9C0E0948AD96 have their own version]] with your own gravestone and some type of Russian funeral dirge.
** ''VideoGame/RedAlert3'' is somewhat in between but is at least better than a standard "game over" mission; you get a propaganda poster reflecting either your success or defeat. [[FunnyMoments Nothing else is quite like seeing Gemma Atkinson in a 40's-ish cheesecake uniform with a bandaged forehead, frowning, and holding singed Allied flags, with a facial expression akin to a 6-year-old who just lost a little league match]].
* The somewhat obscure RTS ''Dark Colony'' had also a different cut-scene for mission accomplished and mission failed.
* The expansion pack of ''VideoGame/{{Age of Empires|I}}'', ''Rise of Rome'', includes texts about the consequences of your defeat in campaign scenarios. These often include requests by the superiors full of {{Bond One Liner}}s, such as "report to Catapult Unit XIV where you'll get another chance to have an impact on the Carthaginians".

[[folder:Rhythm Games]]
* Many of the ''VideoGame/PopnMusic'' characters' fail animations fall under this trope. Nyami (in ''Pop'n Music 16'') sulks over a ruined party, Cup-kun tips over, Timer sulks in the rain while his CheerfulChild CosplayOtakuGirl sister Minit's comforts him, etc.
* ''VideoGame/InTheGroove'': "LIFE DEPLETED. ROUND FAILED."
** With a skull in the background if you fail Pandemonium and "ROUND FAILED ^2" if you failed Vertex^2 (the hardest songs in the first and second game, respectively).
* ''VideoGame/DJMax'':
** From ''DJMAX Online'': "U NEED MORE PRACTICE - '''GAME OVER'''"
*** For whatever reason, that same GameOver screen appears in ''DJMAX Portable''...with the two lines flipped, so it's now "'''GAME OVER''' - U NEED MORE PRACTICE".
** The announcer in most newer (handheld) games: "You need more practice! Never give it up!"
** ''DJMAX Technika 2'' and ''3'': "YOU FAILED. GAME OVER."
* In the ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' series, if you fail a song, one thing the announcer will say is "You got ''burned''!" Others include "You need more practice for sure.", "That's not what I wanted to see...", and "Dancing? That was ''dancing''?!"
** He'll also continuously insult (or compliment, if you're doing well) you during the course of the song.
*** The announcer of 1st-5th was especially emotional, from actually lamenting when you broke a 100+ combo, to telling you outright "Your moves are ''lame''!". He even spoke [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]] in one of his game over quotes: "Ashita ga aru sa!" ("There's always a tomorrow!"), which makes its return (in English this time!) in the DDRMAX series.
* In the ''VideoGame/PumpItUp'' series, this runs the gamut between "Yeah, I know you can!" when you select a song, to "Why don't you just get up and dance, man?" followed by the GameOver screen when you lose.
* If the player deletes one of their bands in ''VideoGame/RockBand 4'', they are treated to a message saying ''"<Band name> has broken up,"'' followed by a randomly generated reason.
** ''"You had to disband as part of a very weird, very generous plea agreement."''
** ''"Perhaps you finally realized that no one shared your passion for 17-minute improvised bridge sections."''
** ''"Don't think of it as a break-up so much as an... um... yeah, it's a break-up."''
** ''"No matter what you did, you just couldn't get your bandmates to quit referring to you as 'the unstable one'."''
* ''VideoGame/{{QWOP}}'', which lies somewhere between rhythm and sports games, tells you off the bat that "it's not about winning or losing", and the so-called "try again" screen is done like a certificate of attendance.
* In ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX 19 Lincle'' and ''20 tricoro'', if you fail a Dan course, your "Q-pro" avatar is shown crying on the evaluation screen.
** Starting in ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX 21 SPADA'', failing a song on a LifeMeter variety that kills you if emptied out will show a box on the result screen with the caption "DEAD" and the exact measure and note number that you failed at.
* In ''VideoGame/GrooveCoaster'', if your navigator has a unique voice and you fail a song, they'll have something to say about it.
--> '''Linka:''' Build up longer chains by making fewer mistakes. Huge scores await!

* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' gives you a nice ASCII tombstone with a "killed by" line. [[http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~eva/nethack/ways_to_die.html Here is a spoiler list of possibilities.]] And [[http://alt.org/nethack/topdeaths.html here]] is a list of the most common deaths on the largest public ''[=Nethack=]'' server. Note that [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence "Ascended"]] means the player won, and less than 1% of the attempts ended that way. There's always a "Do you want your possessions identified?" prompt, with the implication of "...so you can see what, exactly, you had that would have saved you? (y/n/STFU)". Other examples include:
** "RIP Bob, killed by elementary physics" is the tombstone you get when you throw a dagger, sword, boulder, etc. [[http://www.rinkworks.com/brick directly upwards]].
** And you can also be "killed by elementary chemistry" if you dip a water potion into an acid potion instead of vice-versa. Remember your chemistry lessons, kids - "do like you oughta, add acid to water".
* ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery'': "[player character] died from choking on his own vomit" ([[spoiler:i.e. suffered a fatal fever attack whilst paralyzed]]). How rockstar.
** More fun with ''ADOM'': if you're too heavily burdened, you can break your neck falling down stairs. Kicking any stairway can make the dungeon collapse on you. If you're carrying too much weight when your Strength of Atlas spell wears off, you'll be squashed by your own inventory. Entering a dark space if you're doomed can get you eaten by a grue. Step on an altar at the wrong moment, and you become an inadvertent live sacrifice. Try for a special ending with the wrong equipment, and the denizens of the [=ChAoS=] plane will rip you to shreds. And those are just some of the more ''obscure'' ways to die.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor'', a satire of RogueLike games, takes great delight in your death ("Congratulations! You Have Died.") The main character knows he probably won't last long as well.
* When a ''VideoGame/OneWayHeroics'' character's HP hits zero, before seeing the GameOver screen, you are shown a text screen describing your character's death.
** Death from an enemy attack describes your character getting knocked down, but failing to get up, while the monster looks at them hungrily.
** Failure to escape the AdvancingWallOfDoom results in being painfully crushed and then launched into the air, where the hero can catch a glimpse of the dragon responsible for the darkness before dying.
** Die from {{damage over time}} by [[KillItWithFire being lit on fire]], and you get a disturbingly graphic description of your character painfully asphyxiating from the burning smoke. ([[FridgeLogic How]] ''[[FridgeLogic smoke inhalation]]'' [[FridgeLogic finishes off someone who]] ''[[ManOnFire is]] '''[[ManOnFire burning]]''''' [[FridgeLogic is not addressed.]])
* {{Downplayed}} in ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}''. When an attack connects with a character, the message window displays "The [attack] hits the [enemy]". If said attack also takes away the character's last HitPoint, then an extra bit of text describing how the character dies is added depending on the attack's element. This can also happen to you, so being killed by an ice attack will result in "The bolt hits you and turns you into an ice sculpture!", being killed by a sound attack will give "You shatter to atoms!", a mind attack will say "You lose your mind and commit a suicide!", and so on.

[[folder:Role-Playing Games]]
* In the Xbox game ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'', the narrator (voiced by ''Tony Jay'') took delight in the untimely passing of the protagonist character, often making snide remarks on the ineptitude of the Bard or how he 'loves a happy ending.'
* ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'', sort of. There are book-style text screens for every major and minor occurrence, and each different way to die yields different descriptions -- whether you were killed by a trap, defeated by enemies, fell into a pit, tried to light a torch in a mine heavy with naptha fumes, starved in the Sleeping Glades, or annoyed the half-dead gods of Timiranya by repeatedly trying to walk into a restricted area.
* In the online Flash RPG, ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', sometimes you go to Death, who will return you for reasons other than having a filled quota. Your death also varies based on your armor equipped.
* Dying in the action/adventure game ''VideoGame/{{Nox}}'' leads to a stylized picture of your death and the BigBad mocking you.
* If you die in ''VideoGame/DungeonSiege'', the game will display random messages like "X would probably love to be resurrected", or "X bought the farmhouse".
* The ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' usually has the line "And they were never heard from again..." or some variation appear before the game presents you with the option to reload a save, continue, or quit. The bosses also sometimes throw in some last words (usually insulting) before the game over screen appears.
** The [=PS2=] remake of ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' actually replaces the usual quote with dialogue from the boss who just killed you, generally in the case of human bosses.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', you'll get a skit at the game over screen telling you what you should do the next time you try to fight the boss that killed you.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' usually has the standard Tales game over message, but the deviation comes from the person who was the last to die in your party, who will be the one voicing the line. A special case is the last battle -- if you die during the battle, it's the last boss who voices the line.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'': "[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Thou art dead]]". Although, DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist here, for it only boots you back to the castle [[ContinuingIsPainful minus half your gold]].
* Bioware's ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' usually gives you a helpful tip after the following message: "You have died." At some point, the game runs out of tips, and just says "You have died." in the tip box.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Fallout2}} 2]]'' talks of your demise over your dead corpse as the narrator speaks of your impending doom and how the village and humanity is doomed. ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' is not as bad, but still shows how your character dies before respawning moments before your demise.
** Some of these could get especially humorous or harsh, depending on the cause of it. One particularly memorable phrase: "Boy, are you dumb. And dead."
* ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland}}'' is well-known for having colorful descriptions of deaths in combat, though those apply for enemies too. These include "exploding like a blood sausage" and "reduced into an undertaker's nightmare".
* ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'': "Sadly, no trace of them was ever found." It's always the same game over message, but it's still rather depressing.
** ''VideoGame/SecretOfEvermore'' did this too, with your name replacing "them".
* Lose any fight against Lavos in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' (except during the Ocean Palace), and you get to see said monster burrowing out of the earth and unleashing the EndOfTheWorld. "But the future refused to change."
** ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' manages to top this by erasing Serge from existence entirely every time you game over.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series, losing a battle sends your [[GameOverMan character]] to TheNothingAfterDeath, under a spotlight (The ''Earthbound'' version is particularly eerie). The narrator then asks if you want to try again (in ''Mother'' and ''Earthbound'', he's very optimistic, but in ''Mother 3'', he just says "Retry?"). Saying yes in ''Mother 3'' has your character stand up and do a pose.
* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'': Since the Nameless One can't die for good, his death leads to Morte being sarcastic about the circumstances. "Great... ''another'' trip to the Mortuary."
* ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'': "'''YOU DIED''' - Phantom, you were not able to achieve your goal. You must leave this world." Its SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', instead just gives you "'''YOU DIED'''".
* In the ''VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries'', most of the choices you make will result in either an [[ContrivedCoincidence improbable event leading to failure]], such as a guard throwing up his arms just in time to deflect a tranquilizer dart, which then ricochets to hit you, or [[RealityEnsues Reality Ensuing]] about the effects of the sci-fi devices you use.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': You can be on the receiving end of special kill animations from enemies. If you get killed by a dragon, for example, it can play an animation where it bites down and shakes you around like a rat in a rottweiler's maw, before throwing your dead body aside. Some high-level bandits [[OffWithHisHead can cut your head off]]. And then there's [[GoodBadBugs famously what happens]] [[MegatonPunch when you get hit by a Giant]].
* VideoGame/{{Undertale}} has three versions of this:
** The first is the generic GameOver screen whenever you die, telling you to hold on and stay determined to continue your quest.
** The second is against the boss of the Neutral path, where he will tell you it's all just a bad dream... ''and you're never waking up'', followed by an evil, screen-filling laugh and [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou him crashing your game.]]
** The third and biggest is against the No Mercy route's boss, who actively rubs his victory over you whenever you come back for another match. ''Especially'' if you fall to his [[ISurrenderSuckers trickery.]]
--->''Heya. You look frustrated about something. Guess I'm pretty good at my job, huh?''\\
''Hmm. that expression... that's the expression of someone who's died twice in a row. Suffice to say, you look really... unsatisfied. All right. How 'bout we make it a third?''\\
''That's the expression of somebody who's died thrice in a row. Hey, what comes after "thrice", anyway? Wanna help me find out?''\\
''That's the expression of somebody who's died [[PerfectlyCromulentWord quice]] in a row. Quice? Frice? Welp, won't have to use it again anyways.''\\
''That's the expression of someone who's died five times in a row. Convenient, huh? that's one for each finger. But soon... you'll need a cool mutant hand to count all of your deaths.''\\

[[folder:Shoot 'Em Up]]
* ''VideoGame/TrafficDepartment2192''. Standard death shows your character's dossier being updated ("Status: Active" to "Status: Deceased"). Episode 1, Mission 17 requires you to defend Traffic Department headquarters from enemy hoverskids while they try to get their shields back online. Since it's the only(?) mission you can fail despite not dying, it gets a short dialogue between your enemy and his superior, to the effect of, "It appears you do have everything under control after all. Well done."
** You can fail a few of the {{escort mission}}s too, some of which lead to a {{game over}}, whereas others allow you to continue but with a black mark against your record (that has no actual effect on the game). In one of the missions where you have to protect a medical convoy, if they all get destroyed, a scene is shown where your character comes back and claims she doesn't care that they've been destroyed, only to be informed that they were vital, and then the game forces you to restart the level.
* Not actually deaths (unless you lose to Medicine), but ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has this in two games:
** ''Imperishable Night'' has a "game clock" where reaching 6 AM results in Game Over. (Running out of lives gives you the option to continue, adding half an hour to the clock, two lives to your stock, and an inability to reach the PerfectRunFinalBoss.) Running out of time gives you the standard BadEnding, with the heroines going home in disgrace, vowing to do better next time.
** ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' features lines from your opponent if you run out of lives against them (you get the option to continue after they mock you). This can be anywhere from [[TheHero Reimu]] telling you to stop causing trouble to [[{{Shinigami}} Komachi]] (mistakenly) lamenting your suicidal tendencies.
* ''VideoGame/OperationWolf'': "You have sustained a lethal injury. Sorry, but you are finished... here." The alternate game over: "Since you have no ammunition left, you must join the hostages." Strangely enough, you still had to wait until you ran out of life before that happened (during which time you'd get one bullet back every few seconds).
* ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'', with the exception of ''Gradius V'' - if you die and run out of all your Vic Vipers, the voice messages give you some cheery insults such as "Come on! We're just getting started!" If you do not continue, the strangely cheerful GameOver music plays.
** If you complete 7 stages before getting a GameOver, the annoucer goes "What the [[PrecisionFStrike hell]]?"
** In ''Gradius Gaiden'', the announcer's death comments get more disparaging the further you go. From the standard "Try again" in earlier stages, to more insulting ones such as [[SarcasmMode "Poor boy!"]], "It is cold in space", "GetOut of here, forget about it!", to a straight-up EvilLaugh.
* The infamous "Game Over - Why don't you try hard?" screen from Cave shmup ''VideoGame/DonPachi''.
** Even if you clear both loops and beat the game, you'll still get the same Game Over screen after the ending. What, that wasn't trying hard enough?
* From ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' "THE '''GAME''' HAS BEEN '''OVER''' -- [[{{Engrish}} On Your Decision, It's Absolutely.]]"
** Then there's the [[MemeticMutation infamous]] Segment 7 NonstandardGameOver: "[[HeroicRROD SPIRIT OVERLOAD.]] [[MindRape YOU GOT INSANITY.]] [[FaceMonsterTurn YOU MUST]] [[BodyHorror RESHAPE ONESELF]] [[TheHunterBecomesTheHunted FOR ONCOMING ASPIRANTS]]."
* ''VideoGame/{{Gorf}}'' would taunt a player that lost with an electronic voice saying "Game over, Spaaaaaaaace Cadet!"
* What happens if you let the final boss of whatever path you've chosen get away in ''[[VideoGame/AeroFighters Aero Fighters Special]]''? [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/f/swlbad.htm The]] [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/f/swl2bad.htm bad]] [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/f/swl3bad.htm endings]] shows the boss destroying the Earth or Mars and the game outright mocks you for your failure.
* Run out of shields in ''VideoGame/RaptorCallOfTheShadows'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYa2g9_5Ss4&t=06m32s you are treated to a two-clip cutscene of your fighter crashing and the pilot being slumped forward in the wreck]].
* In ''Videogame/{{Cuphead}}'', whenever you die the enemies or boss of the stage give you a [[PungeonMaster pun-filled]] or [[RhymesOnADime rhyming]] taunt of some sort. In the case of the bosses, their taunts change depending on what phase they were in when you died.

[[folder:Simulation Games]]
* In the sim game ''Videogame/{{Afterlife}}'', if you spend too long in debt, the Powers That Be will unleash the [[http://i.imgur.com/zz2Tf.png FOUR SURFERS OF THE APOCALYPSO]] upon your afterlife. At this point, the skeletal surfers ride through both Heaven and Hell on surfboards and waves of lava until both map quadrants are reduced to molten lava. The Surfers will also show up in the demo version of the game if you play for too long.
** Other ways to get a game over include having too many unemployed demons and angels (who proceed to start Armageddon out of sheer boredom), influencing the mortal world to have high Wrath when they're sufficiently advanced (which leads to nuclear war wiping out all the [=EMBOs=] and putting both afterlives out of a job), letting the belief [[CessationOfExistence there is no afterlife]] spread too far (which ''also'' puts them out of a job, now that no one's coming through the gates anymore), letting too many lost [=SOULs=] drift out of your afterlives (which causes ThePowersThatBe to just shut the whole thing down and force Heaven and Hell to fall from sheer exasperation) to just or [[NoFairCheating using cheats too many times]] (which leads to ''Death Stars'' destroying Heaven and Hell). Any way it happens, game over is accompanied by pithy remarks from your advisors:
-->'''Jasper:''' ...I'd say it's been nice working with you, but that would be lying. Then again, demons always lie, so may I say what a pleasure...
* The original ''VideoGame/{{Warhawk}}'' (for the original [=PlayStation=]) featured some rather descriptive (and very long-winded) accounts of your death, depending on what mission you happen to die on. These ranged from dying slowly in the burning wreckage of your craft to actually indirectly taking down the BigBad by causing him to laugh so hard at your failure that he chokes to death.
* ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'':
** "The Medical Board will be notified. '''Operation Failed.'''"
** In ''New Blood'': "Your skills were not up to the task. '''Operation Failed.'''" In operations where you're up against Stigma or [[spoiler:GUILT]], this makes more sense than being subject to disciplinary action just because you didn't know how to deal with a biological weapon that neither you nor your superiors have much knowledge about.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims'' can get snarky when all the sims on a lot die. One reminds the players that The Sims is a ''life'' simulator, not a ''[[VideoGameCrueltyPotential death]]'' simulator.
* The standard game over screen of ''F/A-18 Hornet'' displays the message "Pilot Killed on Scheduled Mission", or in later versions, "Small Town Honors Pilot who Died During Mission", along with a photo of the pilot's funeral and the last three notes of [[StandardSnippet "Taps"]].
* It's not your death, but your patient's, in [[VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013 Surgeon Simulator 2013]] that elicits a "'''Surgery Failed.''' And it was going so well, too... Brutal murder achieved in a mere <time>". That said, the success message ("Surgery Complete. Looks fine to me, I'm sure he'll live...") is just about as ominous.

[[folder:Sports Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater'' games have them; if you [[SuperDrowningSkills skate into water]] or through the InvisibleWall; they include "no swimming/water... baaaad!/you're hosed!" for the former and "don't do drugs!/stay in school!" for the latter (complete with making your character bail from ''American Wasteland'' onward), along with many others.
** Subverted in which [[DeathIsCheap your skater doesn't die]]. He just respawns immediately after, at the nearest checkpoint.

[[folder:Stealth-Based Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': "Snake! You can't do that! The future will be changed! You'll create a time paradox!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuYMb_YnirQ "You've created a time paradox! Snake, you can't go changing the future like that!"]]
** "Snake! Peace Walker has launched the nuke! It's all over."
** "Duh nuhnuhnuh nuh nuh, DUN DUN DUN!" (If you repeatedly do really badly in ''Peace Walker'', a random member of the main cast (Snake, Miller, Paz, Amanda, Chico, Huey, Cécile, or Strangelove) will sing along with the GameOver music. Some are better singers than others.)
* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'': "You have met your demise".
* ''Videogame/StyxShardsOfDarkness'' has Styx himself appearing on the game over screen to [[BreakingTheFourthWall berate or mock the player for his/her lack of skill]], with gems like "News Flash : the "Jump" button is not located between your ass cheeks! Or maybe it is for you, I don't know."

[[folder:Survival Horror]]
* In the game ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' (Capcom) for the Playstation 2, you take the the role of an 18 year old girl named Fiona. She explores a big castle with only a dog to help her out of the nightmare. You have to run away from 5 pursuers throughout the game, each wanting Fiona's body for his or her own needs. The first is a mentally challenged giant who thinks Fiona is a doll, and will literally play with Fiona like a doll if he catches her. The next is an android woman who wants to harvest Fiona's feminity in order to become truly complete, and will attack Fiona with the sole intention of killing her by destroying or ripping her sexual organs out of her body. The third is a man who wants to use her so he can be reborn and will either shoot, strangle, or beat Fiona to death. The fourth is a creepy old man who will suck the life right out of Fiona if she is caught. The fifth [[spoiler:(who is actually the same guy as the fourth, only rejuvenated to his youth)]] will brutally kill Fiona with deadly magic. The key thing about these deaths is that you can see and hear the killers continue using or abusing Fiona's corpse after she has died. The first will almost always tear Fiona's body apart (complete with spilling blood sound effects); the second would often spread apart Fiona's legs, rip off her panties, plunge knives or hooks into Fiona's vagina to rip out her uterus and ovaries (if Fiona is already dead, that's probably better for her... if she isn't, her screams are more than disturbing); the third will rape Fiona's corpse; the fourth will drain Fiona's soul; and the fifth will basically kill her in all manners of brutal and even sexual ways.
** Fiona can also fall into a variety of death traps, each of which will kill her in extremely brutal and gruesome ways.
* In ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'':
** Upon Heather's death, sometimes Valtiel (the creepy monster ocasionally seen observing her) will show up to drag her body offscreen before she appears again, good as new, at the last used save point. Fans are divided over whether the respawn indicates a rewind in time or Valtiel doing Heather an extremely dubious favor.
** if you attack Claudia in the birthing chamber, [[spoiler:you turn red and the god is birthed. Claudia calls out Alessa's name and refers to the god bringing about the salvation of mankind.]]
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' had a nice number of gruesome death animations depending on what manner of monster did you in.
** So did ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 RE4]]'' and the others.
** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', dying during the Public Assembly fight would give you a brief first-person perspective of the Majini hacking Chris and Sheva's bodies apart.
* ''VideoGame/RobinsonsRequiem'' gives you a rather scary death screen whenever you die of Violent Traumatism or just about ''anything''.
* The various Wrong Ends of ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'' usually involve your [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent currently controlled character]] meeting some gruesome end, with the game thoughtfully providing the last thoughts going through their head along with a detailed description of just ''how'' they're dying. For instance, one of the Wrong Ends found in the first chapter of ''Corpse Party: Blood Covered'' has Naomi [[spoiler:forced by ghostly children to slash open her mouth and throat from the inside with a pair of scissors]]. Or there's also the Chapter 2 Wrong End where Yoshiki [[spoiler:is slowly BuriedAlive]]. It's... rather unsettling.
* The ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' games have long drawn-out death animations for whenever an enemy grabs Isaac and the quicktime event fails. Most of them involve slicing and/or smashing Isaac into chunks. Some of the animations can last almost up to a minute.
* Getting killed in ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'' often results in a screen explaining what you were supposed to do so you wouldn't die, like "Stay out of the water". Some deaths just get "You must carry on", indicating that [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist your death hasn't resulted in a loss of progress]].
* ''Franchise/AloneInTheDark'':
** Try to go out the front door too soon in [[VideoGame/AloneInTheDark1992 the first game]] and the main character will get eaten by a ManEatingPlant.
** Open the yellow book (De Vermis Mysteriis) without standing on the pentacle first, and an invisible evil spirit [[NeckSnap snaps your neck]]. A TrialAndErrorGameplay moment.
** In ''VideoGame/AloneInTheDark2'', [[TooDumbToLive just shoot a gun in a room full of gunpowder on the pirate ship.]] [[StuffBlowingUp You'll be treated to one hell of an explosion.]]
** In ''VideoGame/AloneInTheDark3'', opening the booby-trapped suitcase full of money. To be fair, Carnby did warn you when you try to open it for the first time.
** In ''VideoGame/AloneInTheDarkTheNewNightmare'', giving the mirror to [=DeCerto=] will kill you.

[[folder: Text-Based Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' was an early forerunner in this field. There were many, many ways that the hapless main character could [[BlackComedy receive a sarcastic and often ironic death message.]]


[[folder:Third Person Shooter]]
* The seminal ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zarch Zarch!]]'' (''VideoGame/{{Virus}}'' on the Amiga), a notoriously difficult game, can actually award the player negative scores. If you die while your score is still negative, you might end up unfavorably compared to a slug or a dried up piece of lichen.
* ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' has Adam Malkovich shout worriedly at Samus as her suit disappears and she collapses to the ground. When the plot made it so Adam wasn't available, this was removed.
-->"Samus! What's going on?! Respond! RESPOOOND-!"
* ''VideoGame/MondayNightCombat'' announcer Mickey Cantor will frequently quip about players being gunned down by robots during the game. Since the players are clones who respawn when they're killed, this happens often. If you get killed by the weakest robots, his words get particularly humiliating.
-->"Ooh, an Ice Man is cloaked and smoked thanks to a Gremlin."
-->"And a Hot Shot gets a pine condo courtesy of a Black Jack bot: sleeps one, no stairs."
-->"The Bouncers wrap up another package, this time with a Hot Shots team member for the bow."
-->"Oh, there's a surprise. A Slim bot frags an Ice Man. I don't know why, but that sounds disgusting."
* ''VideoGame/S4League'': "You were dominated by ''[player]''! What a shame!"

[[folder:Turn-Based Strategy]]
* In ''Kannons and Katapults'', the three defeat scenarios -- assassination, defeat in battle, or having your castle destroyed -- are each accompanied by a novelistic paragraph about your death (at least one of them involving suicide). The opponent, King Computer, gets his own set of paragraphs in similar style as a way of saying AWinnerIsYou.

[[folder:Turn-Based Tactics]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' series, starting from the second game, has a number of various BondOneLiner style death messages for the individual worms, like "Worm 1 couldn't swim", "Worm 2 has slipped off the hook", or "Worm 3 was of no use anyway"; ''Worms 2'' also includes special messages when the whole team gets wiped out.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Both ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' and ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' have a cheerful hint corner that you can view after meeting a bad end. "Teach Me Ciel-Sensei" in Tsukihime, with Ciel and Neko-Arc giving advice, and in VisualNovel/FateStayNight the "Tiger Dojo" with Tiga and Illya giving the advice. They're actually helpful in telling you how you screwed up, but the comedic nature of them can create MoodWhiplash (which the Tiger Dojo, oddly, actually ''warns'' about). Of course, if you pick an obviously wrong choice, you're more likely to get mocked than receive a hint.
* ''Monster Girl Quest'' not only shows you what the opponent is going to do to you afterwards, you also have the option of asking Ilias for an [[PlayerNudge evaluation]] afterwards. She soon starts accusing you of [[AllMenArePerverts losing on purpose]].

[[folder:Wide Open Sandbox]]
* In ''VideoGame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'', if you die, it simply states in text: "You fucked up".
** If you get too much heat from the police, the game simply tells you "You're fucked" as infinite cops swarm in to kill you quickly.
* In the multiplayer mode of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', whenever a player dies, a humorous message pops up in the chat window that varies depending on the death.
--> [player] tried to swim in lava. (Died inside lava)
--> [player] hit the ground too hard. (Fell to death)
** Falling into the void (or using the /kill command that deals the same damage) prints out two lines.
--> [player] fell out of the world.
--> Ouch. That looks like it hurt.
** Multiplayer server admins can also customize this list to their hearts' content.
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' mocks you this way but also does this to avoid confusion. Deaths leave tombstones that players can read, and even re-edit for the sake of comedy. Some of them are humorous; a lot are horrific.
-->Redigit was turned into a pile of flesh by Blue's Dynamite.\\
[Player] tried to swim in lava.\\
[Player]'s face was torn off by [[LightIsNotGood Unicorn.]]\\
[[=PlayerX=]] was brutally dissected by [[=PlayerY's=]] Excalibur.\\
[Player] [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou didn't bounce.]]
** There's a strange (glitched) one when a player [[TooDumbToLive keeps hitting a demon altar with anything but a pwnhammer]].
---> [Player]
*** Also happens when you are killed by [[spoiler:one of the Moon Lord's hands. Specifically, the mouth of them.]] May also induce NothingIsScarier to players that aren't at the combat zone.

!!Non-video game examples:

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', a parody of the one used in games like ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is drawn by Haruna when Negi's group [[spoiler:gets sent by Chao [[TimeTravel one week into a future]] [[BrokenMasquerade where the Masquerade is broken]] and Negi is imprisoned by the mage teachers]].
--> '''BAD END''' \\
'''"School Festival [[spoiler:Chao Lingshen]] Arc"''' \\
'''Ermine End No.16''' \\
After that, he spent 6 months as an ermine \\
and never returned to Mahora Gakuen again... \\
Think about where you made the wrong choice. \\
Was it alright to hold a strategy meeting at Eva's resort during the night of day two? \\
Was it alright for you to enter the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament so carelessly? \\
Was saving [[spoiler:Chao and accepting her time machine]] the right thing to do in the first place? \\
Return to the previous save point and try again. \\
You should be able to discover the clues to advancing!
* Semi-example, the Tiger Dojo from Fate/Stay Night makes an appearance in ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'' as the Next Episode preview. Sadly there is no referance (or team up with) Ask me! Ciel-sensei.
* The DVD of ''Anime/FateZero'' included the Einzbern Consultation Room, effectively a prequel to the Tiger Dojo.

[[folder:Card Games]]
* The monster cards in the ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' card game describe "Bad Stuff" that happens if you fail to defeat them or escape from them, which, in the case of many higher-level monsters, means death. Perhaps the most memorable "Bad Stuff" is for Squidzilla: "You are grabbed, slimed, crushed, and gobbled. You are dead, dead, dead. Any questions?" (The creators later had to clarify that you only actually die once.)
** Nothing beats getting killed by Great Cthulhu. "Not only do you die, but everyone who isn't you goes up a level ''just to mock you''. And your new character is a cultist."
** In ''Munchkin Bites'', the level 20 monster is a Thesaurus (mainly because vampire roleplayers' pretentiousness and liking of big words is the RunningJoke of the game). Naturally, its Bad Stuff is a HurricaneOfEuphemisms for you being dead.
** The Plasmid from ''Star Munchkin'' "burns you to a small, crispy, '''dead''' flake. Then it steps on you. Then it laughs.".
** The Itsy Bitsy Spider "gives you an itsy bitsy bite, and you DIE."
* In the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh Nightmare Troubadour'', Game Over could only happen if you lost a Shadow Game, with a quote from the person who defeated you appearing. One that is really grating...
-->Ha ha... I knew you couldn't do it.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''WebVideo/PoniesTheAnthology II'' parodies this with "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSyJ0xglfQ8&t=3m Pony Quest I]]".
--> If you had been paying attention to Pinkie's tail 20 screens ago you would have seen this coming. Oh well.\\
Thank you for playing Pony Quest I. We are very sorry that you are not smart enough to beat our game.\\
Now go read a book or something.
* ''FanFiction/FateRevelationOnline'', a cross-over of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', has omakes where Shirou dies and visits the Tiger Dojo from the original visual novel, only with Saber standing in for Ilya.
** Kotomine's Church for Bad Guys is a repeat show for minor characters who die in omakes. Kotomine offers them some useful but painful advice while Gilgamesh treats them with barely concealed disdain.
** Imouto Dojo is reserved for Kirito dying in an omake, at which point he receives advice from Suguha.
** The Altar of Serious Business is where characters killed for the sake of plot advancement in the actual story share a beer with Lancer and complain about their lot in life.

* The Operative in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' usually offers one of these. He's not being insincere or mocking when he does this, since he's pretty big on the "honorable death" thing.
--> "This is a good death. There is no shame in this."
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': The computer on Spaceball One at the end of the self-destruct sequence.
--> '''Computer''': Have a nice day!
--> '''Skroob, Sanders, and Dark Helmet:''' Thank you!

* The ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure!'' books involved you picking different actions for the main character. Many times it ended up in a pithy little blurb about the character's death. (The most annoying thing, of course, was when [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption BOTH actions led to death.]])
* There is [[EarnYourHappyEnding only one good ending]] in all the ''Literature/NintendoAdventureBooks''. Each title has no problem detailing each of the bad endings, so as a fair warning, [[ForegoneConclusion you will encounter these.]] [[TheManyDeathsOfYou A lot.]]
* Likewise, ''Literature/TheInvadersOfHark'' has [[GoldenEnding a single good ending]], but it adds on a points system where each decision can grant you a certain number of points that determine your rank when you reach one of the many ''other'' available endings. Not only is the text often snarky about the earlier sticky ends, but the lower possible ranks pour salt in the wound. The earliest death possible requires a series of stupid decisions and grants you the rank of "Tourist".

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* GameShow example: ''Series/{{Wipeout}}'' commentators John Anderson and John Henson remark on every time a contestant wipes out, usually with some kind of a pun connected to either the obstacle that the contestant wiped out on, or the occupation or some personality quirk of the contestant. Oftentimes both. Sometimes [[LovelyAssistant Jill Wagner]] joins in as well.
* The Teselecta's Antibodies from Series/DoctorWho have an array of these, all delivered in a robotic monotone.
-->'''Antibody''': Welcome. You are unauthorized. Your death will now be implemented. You will experience a tingling sensation and then death. Remain calm while your life is extracted. Please cooperate in your officially sanctioned termination. It is normal to experience fear during your incineration.
** And the Handbots in "The Girl Who Waited", though they don't actually know the medicine they're trying to inject is lethal to aliens.
-->"This is a kindness. Do not be alarmed."
** In the opening to ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]'', one of the members of the titular organization even drops the name of this trope as they are executing the first killjoy seen on screen.
--->"Have a ''nice'' death!"
** And in "Oxygen", the AI-controlled spacesuits can be programmed to kill their occupants.
-->"Please remain calm while your central nervous system is disabled."
* Played with in the ''Oishinbo'' episode of ''Series/RetroGameMaster'', where Arino gets a large number of game overs from seemingly random actions, most notably in a part where he has to prepare a monkfish; each step has many possible actions, and all but one of them ends the game immediately. As many of the bad ends are [[TrialAndErrorGameplay totally arbitrary, sudden]], and humorous, he finds that all these "deaths" are actually part of the game's appeal. He manages to finish the game early, and is made to find the ones he missed as a reward. The staff even prepared passwords at the points just before every game over just so Arino can see them for himself in case there was time for it.

* Machinima/{{Supermarioglitchy4}} has "101 Ways for Mario to Die (the right way!)".

[[folder:Parlor Games]]
* ''Mafia'' (aka "Werewolf") involves players being murdered by "mafia" during the "nighttime" phase of the game and being executed by an increasingly histerical mob of (ostensible) citizens during the "daytime" phase. Usually the narrator comes up with creative ways to describe each player's death.

* In ''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', draining the last ball down the outlanes will get the Terminator to say, "''[[GratuitousSpanish Hasta la vista,]]'' baby."
* When you drain the ball down the outlanes in ''[[Pinball/IndianaJonesThePinballAdventure Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure]]'':
-->'''Colonel Vogel:''' And this is how we say "goodbye" in Germany. ''*POW!*''
* ''[[Pinball/F14Tomcat F-14 Tomcat]]'' has two variants.
** If you drain the ball normally, a Russian jingle plays, ending with [[GeneralRipper General]] [[GloriousMotherRussia Yagov]] shouting "HEY!"
** Draining your last ball prompts this quote from Yagov himself:
--> "Now you die-die-die-die-die! [[EvilLaugh Ah ha ha ha!]]"
* In Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''[[Pinball/NoFearDangerousSports No Fear: Dangerous Sports]],'' draining down the outlanes prompts Skull to either laugh at you or otherwise taunt your playing skills.
-->'''Skull:''' "Crash and burn!"
**Referenced in ''Pinball/CirqusVoltaire''. Hitting an obstacle during the Roonie [[VideoMode video mode]] causes a similar message to appear on the display, as if this happened to Roonie.
* In ''Pinball/BlackKnight'' and ''Black Knight 2000'', the Black Knight laughs at you if you engage the Magna-Save but fail to save the ball.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One of the big attractions of Tracy Hickman's "Killer Breakfast" events at [=GenCon=], for many attendees, has been seeing all the hilariously-stupid ways he kills off their own and other characters, always accompanied by a snarky one-liner. Also inverted, as new players who replace those killed must come up with a smart-alecky justification for their [=PCs=]' own arrival in order to ''not'' be bumped off just as amusingly.

* In ''Webcomic/Level30Psychiatry'', poor Roger Wilco still falls victim to this even when he's not playable.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': In the [[spoiler:Pre-Scratch]] troll's session, the Tumor displays a message rather than a countdown. "BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME."
* ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' parodies this in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=2357 "Garfield Quest 1"]], in which a strip which ends with a surly Garfield kicking Jon segues to a Sierra-style message box.

* This happened all the time in ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', often delivered by [[KentBrockmanNews commentators Johnny Gomez and Nick Diamond]]. (Suffice to say, it was a weird show.)