In their "2012" segment, they have John Cusack's character explain the whole plot as his escape plan, showing how many coincidences would be needed to get them that far, let alone a lack of reality. In the end, they just drowned without even making it to the airport.
In one of their "Lego Movie" segments, it is demonstrated that Easily Forgiven doesn't really come into play for President Business, when he's convinced by Emmet to stop his evil plans. After all, it still doesn't negate the fact that he ruined a lot of people's lives in the process and is therefore thrown into prison by a lot of angry people for what he did. Another shows what would have happened if Superman really had been restrained by gum like in the film: when someone like Superman can tear through walls like they're made of tissue paper, a piece of gum isn't going to have any effect even if it is somewhat sticky, and he simply breaks out of it with zero effort and proceeds to trash all of Lord Business' armada.
You can't get a 20+ year-old Jeep back into running usable condition just by changing the battery. The Indominus Rex points this out before eating Zach and Gray offscreen.
Raptors are really tough to train and control, especially when out of their cages, which in turn leads to the Raptors wiping out all of the strike team (except for Owen) after killing the I-Rex.
High heels are impractical for running away from hungry dinosaurs, hence the reason why the T-Rex ate Claire.
The Prolecto series, at Episode Two and later, falls into this, and at first balances hilarity with reality, but moves towards non-humorous reality later on. For instance, at the end of the first one, they decide to start converting everyone! At the beginning of the second one... They're in prison for, amongst other things, public nudity!
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: Near the beginning of Act II, Dr. Horrible gloats about his unstoppable plan to commit a heist using his Freeze Ray. Cue Gilligan Cut and a bruised Dr. Horrible explaining how he needs to be careful about what he says on his blog because both Captain Hammer and the LAPD watch it.
The entire premise of the Smosh videos, "If X Were Real".
We're Alive: Angel attempts to use a broken zip line to repel down from the roof of the collapsing Tower, barehanded. The result is he tears up his hands, lands next to the remains of a tanker truck filled with burning diesel fuel, and is left barely clinging to life but slowly dying from his injuries. It's made very clear his injuries would have killed him if Scratch hadn't given him a terminal case of lead poisoning first.
Sonny Gets Mad Scienced; a Genre Savvy geek gets kidnapped by a mad scientist for use in horrible experiments that have killed — or worse — every one of his predecessors. He's going to use his trope knowledge to break free and save the day before the experiment, right? ... Right?
This◊ image of the 260 kilometer long (for perspective, the Death Star was only 160km in diameter) Star DestroyerFreudian Nightmare. The attached report is Deconstructive Parody calling out all the issues that would come from it, including that scaling up the bridge would leave a three kilometer tall weak point, that it would take days to get from one end to the other, necessitating that the crew set up camps at their stations, which has its own problems, and the logistical difficulty of sending supplies and communication.
Pokémon Rusty, a Deconstructive Parody of the Pokémon franchise, shows entirely why sending a ten-year-old out into the world all by himself with little to no knowledge about how to take care of his things, Pokemon or not, is a horrible idea.
One episode in particular feature Rusty challenging some Team Rocket goons to a fight. One of the goons just shoots Rusty's Pokemon.
When the Warrior opens a portal from Hell to the middle of Tristram in How Diablo Destroyed Tristram so he can get some potions, skeletons immediately start pouring out and killing everyone while opening more portals with scrolls that the Warrior dropped. In his defense, his inventory was full.
Red Wastes a Masterball shows why it's not a good idea to give your one-of-a-kind Master Ball, which your company spent years making, to an 11-year-old kid. He'll probably just use on the first Pokémon he sees, which is exactly what Red does.
In A New Hope, the architect of the Death Star defends the size and design of the Death Star's exhaust port, claiming that the enormous size of the Death Star, along with the fact that it managed to blow up an entire planet with a giant laser, means that there needs to a lot of ventilation. He also pointed out that the exhaust point's purpose is to expel gas, not suck it in.
If Videogame Weapons Actually Worked has Link's sword instantly chopping off Ganon's right arm, Mario setting two koopas on fire with fireballs, Sonic jumping on top of Metal Sonic only for nothing to happen and then gets sliced in half by Metal Sonic's blades, the Bomberman getting seriously injured as a result of one of his bombs going off near him, and Mega Man's leaf shield having absolutely no effect on Dr. Wily since Mega Man's weapon consists of... well, leaves.
A member of the ABB tries to use a sword to intimidate and fight Skitter, who controls a giant swarm of insects. No prizes for guessing what happens next.
Glory Girl tends to use extreme force in dealing with thugs. The results are not pretty, and it's strongly implied that she would have gotten into trouble a long time ago if not for Panacea putting her victims back together.
Speaking of Panacea, driving herself to heal others day-in, day-out due to her own Samaritan Syndrome has had bad effects on her own psyche, and by the time the story proper starts she's already past the point of burnout.
The story in general has a healthy respect for conventional weapons and quite a few named characters that lack Super Toughness are wounded or even killed by them.
While there is no shortage of genuinely malicious characters, a fair number of problems are also caused by people being, well, people, in all their ass-covering, fearful, me-first, selfish "glory".
When getting superpowers involves a Traumatic Superpower Awakening, demographics are skewed towards females (more than in traditional superhero media) or the disaffected and the resultant capes are screwed up in the head. The majority go villain, and even among the heroes there are many skewed towards Anti-Hero.
When just about everyone with powers has issues, daily life is far more dangerous than it would be in standard real life.
The heroes aren't a team of vigilantes a la the Justice League; they work for the United States government.
Attacks from the Endbringers aren't simply shrugged off and rebuilt, but usually result in whole regions being abandoned. After every attack, maps have to be redrawn, casualties typically exceed the four digit range and countless more are left homeless. Just one of the Endbringers was able to reduce Japan to a third-world nation. With their current rate of attrition, humanity will be extinct in just a few decades.
As Taylor finds out, the heroes are stuck with the need to uphold their reputations as heroes, meaning that they're not allowed to use attacks or tactics that make them look less than heroic... which leads to their losing battles that they could have easily won if they'd been allowed to use all their attacks.
After Coil gives a wealth of information (including real names, addresses and so on) about Empire Eighty-Eight to the media, social services take Purity's baby daughter into care while Purity is at work. So what happens when a super villain finds out that the media knows everything about her and her daughter was taken from her? She snaps, rallies her team and starts blasting the shit out of everything she can until Tattletale helps her get her baby back.
New Wave deliberately go without masks out of a belief that they can bring accountability to supers. In the backstory, this resulted in one of their members getting murdered in her civilian identity. The culprit was quickly made an example of, but it still killed the movement from expanding beyond the two founding families.
Cauldron tests its formulas on dying people from various worlds. Sure, they saved those people's lives in the process, but they also changed their bodies permanently, stole their memories and left them with no real sense of self. By the end of the story, the Cauldron-made are pissed at their creators, and come after them with a vengeance.
What happens when a decades-old international conspiracy that involves the heads of America's cape-related organisations is revealed to not only exist, but to have also sold powers and tested said powers on human subjects? Not only are the repercussions enormous, the Protectorate has to be carefully rebuilt and a number of capes walk away from it, especially those made by Cauldron.
The type of villains seen in the serial range from groups with an agenda, like Empire Eighty-Eight (superpowered white supremacists), to ordinary gangs that include parahumans, like the ABB (an Asians-only gang consisting of unpowered foot soldiers and only three parahumans), to people trying to take over the world (or parts of it), like Coil (who runs his organisation like an offshoot of the military), to minor groups who are just minding their own business and doing occasional jobs, like Faultline's Crew and the Undersiders (at least initially), to... superpowered drug dealers and general scum of the earth, like the Merchants (who absolutely nobody takes seriously, and who only rose to a position of power through sheer luck).
Skitter proves to be a very useful minion of Coil's, and works to get her part of the city up and running as best as she can in very little time and in a very efficient manner. But her demand for Coil to free Dinah essentially forces him to pick her or Dinah, and as useful as she is, Dinah is just too damn important to lose- so therefore Coil double-crosses Skitter and does his best to kill her.
Played for Laughs with one of 1d4chan's home brewed Space Marine chapters, The Reasonable Marines. They act like normal soldiers focusing on stealth and efficiency, trying to avoid combat unless needed, and actually trying to be diplomatic with aliens instead of shooting them on sight. The joke is they are the only sane group in a universe filled with nothing but Rule of Cool and Crazy Awesome lunatics.
In the What If? entry "Spent Fuel Pool" Randall Munroe explores the physics-based answer to how safe it is to swim in a nuclear reactor's spent fuel pool. Because water is a good insulator against radioactivity it's pretty safe if you stay away from the casks. He then poses the question to a friend who works at a research reactor.
Randall's friend: In our reactor? Youd die pretty quickly, before reaching the water, from gunshot wounds.
ASDF Movie: In the second episode, a bear named Desmond is briefly seen, wondering out loud how he got on the moon. In the seventh episode, we see him again. He's dead. No food on the moon, you know.
In the fourth episode, aliens attack. A onlooker heroically yells, "Throw! The! CHEESE!" He throws a ton of cheese... and it all just bounces off the spaceship.
The story of the first owners of SCP-1958. All but too excited to have a bus that can travel in space, they set off to colonize the stars...neglecting the fact that it still goes at the same speed of a regular bus, and their destination was lightyears away. They realized it when, after two months of travel with the crew dwindled and nearly starved to death, they realized they barely made it to the Moon.
One of the general themes of SCP is pointing out the horrific consequences of characters and plot devices with fantastic abilities, powers, or properties. A good example is SCP 871, self-replicating cakes: every 24-hours, for every such cake either still around or recently eaten by a human, another instance will appear; if a cake is destroyed by any means other than a human eating it, another one will appear immediately. Limitless free cake! Sound great, right? Except that there's no way to ever decrease the number of cakes. If the number of cakes ever increases to an amount where they replicate faster than humanity can eat them, all life on Earth will quickly be extinguished.
SCP-1470. A telepathic spider that was only in Foundation captivity for four months. The reason? That's how long spiders of his species live. The spider has been classified as "Neutralized" because it died of natural causes.
SCP-572 is a katana with a memetic effect that makes anyone holding it think they have Implausible Fencing Powers. They actually don't, and the katana itself is cheap and impractical, but the idea gets to their head and causes them to severely injure themselves trying to invoke Rule of Cool.
An organization devoted to containing Eldritch Abominations and keeping the public unaware of them will have to do horrible things to do so. A prominent example: they "acquire" death-row inmates for the dangerous work, and those who survive are generally killed at the end of the month, unless they're needed alive or can't be killed for some reason (often because something worse happened).
Siberys shows what happens if you quickly cobble together a vaccine/drug and use it without proper testing and/or followup. The vaccine he took works as intended but he dies from the complications several years later.
Chris MacLean shows what the stress of being responsible for someone's death as well as keeping a deep secret for decades can do. He becomes an alcoholic and later dies in an alcohol related accident.
Quackerjack attempts to do a Sadistic Choice in episode 6 of Ducktalez with a pair of gondolas as a reference to The Dark Knight. However, the criminals blow up the gondola with the civilians 3 seconds in.
This take on the Jeff the Killer creepypasta shows about how well a teenager with grievous recently self-inflicted facial injuries like massive incisions to the face and burned eyelids would fare as a killer. He fails to kill his last two intended victims, and his wounds become severely infected, resulting in sepsis and death.
Mario Kart 8 is Great starts with the Mario and friends getting ready to race underwater. However, as soon as the green light flashes, they have already drowned and their bodies are shown floating on the surface.
The PEFE Founders took down the corrupt corporation Pokéfutures Inc., who also happened to be the lynchpin of Angela's economy. This resulted in the Angelan economy going into freefall, and had the Founders not took the deal to take all their assets they would've ended up in prison.
Raise loads of sapient beings for use in competition and basically rejecting the rest for one or two perfect mons? Be prepared for a lot of issues regarding self-worth.
Verax may have done a Heel–Face Turn, but that doesn't mean the J-Team members who he's tried to kill before are going to like having him around.
Daisy and Pentigan got together due to their adventures fighting Glitch Pokémon, but once that was over, they found that apart from a shared horrific experience they didn't really have anything else in common and broke up.
The J-Team causing property damage to the places they stayed at caused many hotels to ban them from staying there.
Psychological issues take time to fix and may never fully go away.
During the Hoenn arc Tagg decides to have his mons destroy a perfectly legal Neo-Magma machine to stop them from destroying a beach and is forced to retreat by them calling the cops as that's vandalism.
Pyrrha, being too shy to confess her feelings, simply cultivates a friendship with the object of her affections, hoping he'll someday ask her out. He does not, and her feelings remain unrequited until she actually mans up (in a manner of speaking) and tells him about them.
Jaune forges academic transcripts and cheats his way into an elite military school, in a shonen-worthy attempt to become a hero. And were it not for Pyrrha's intervention, he would have died on the first day of basic training, since the first test involves being launched into the sky without parachutes, and he didn't have a landing strategy. Though he does improve greatly in terms of combat skill over time, and shows good leadership, he never quite reaches the level of his peers, who trained for far longer than he has. Nora teasingly implies that he's the weak link of the team in the third volume.
Ruby's impulsive, scatterbrained approach to battle nearly gets her killed by one of Weiss's attacks, and nearly again later on by a Deathstalker. While she is incredibly talented with her Crescent Rose scythe, Ruby relies on it far too much; she proves to be nearly helpless in combat situations where she's unarmed. She makes some progress in that regard by Volume 3, but barely enough to make a difference.
Blake's Heroic B.S.O.D.s over her traumatic past as a White Fang terrorist occasionally get so bad that her teammates have to remind her to eat and sleep.
Some mooks do not survive when the heroes knock them off the train inside a tunnel full of Grimm. Similarly, when the Mini-Mecha used against Team RWBY early in the season is deployed on top of the train, one well-placed strike is enough to knock it onto the tracks and velocity destroys it.
When one of the Big Bad's plans goes awry, killing many mooks in the process, the villains are not able to handwave it by saying We Have Reserves. As in any real life army, the soldiers left alive afterwards seriously consider defecting.
Ironwood grows frustrated and distrustful of Ozpin (the Wise, Cryptic Mentor Who Refuses To Tell Him The Whole Story), leading him to betray Ozpin politically and take matters into his own hands.
Ozpin, acting like a typical fantasy teacher, allows the freshman Team RWBY to send themselves on a mission outside their skill level so they can pursue the villains they've been chasing for most of the season. Not only do they get worn out and exhausted on the mission itself, when they actually find the villains the team is outmatched by their older, more experienced enemies. They fail to stop the villains from enacting a terrorist attack, the backlash of which results in Ozpin's political disgrace.
Ironwood supports the idea of having a majorly militarized Hunter army and relies heavily on machines, such as his flying airships and the Ridiculously Human Robot Penny, the latter of which no one knows she's actually a robot save for a select few. When Penny is ultimately killed in her tournament battle with Pyrrha and her nature is revealed to the world, Cinder makes a brilliant point into asking the horrified crowd why Ironwood would ever need a killing machinedisguised as an innocent teenage girl, which further discredits him. And then things get worse for the guy when his huge mostly robotic army and fleet get hacked by Cinder and put under her control, leaving most of Vale at the villains' mercy.
Neo, Torchwick's Perky Female Minion, typically fights with a Parasol of Pain, which also has a Sword Cane. During Volume 3 Chapter 11, Ruby is able to defeat her by opening it up. The two were fighting on top of a airship in motion, so the umbrella catches the high winds and pulls Neo out of the action.
After beating up Ruby, Torchwick pauses to give a huge monologue about how Ruby is a fool because in the real world, heroes don't exist. All this does is leave him open to being eaten by a Griffon.
Yang's personality and fighting style is all about taking the direct approach; she uses her fists and shotgun gauntlets to fight, and she gets more powerful as she takes more damage. She's the strongest of Team RWBY...assuming that she can touch her opponent. Neocurbstomps her by simply dodging and countering all of her attacks. Late in Volume 3, Yang charges straight at Adam in a desperate attempt to save Blake. As shown in the Black Trailer, Adam is a powerful, fast swordsman, armed with a long blade capable of cutting through seemingly anything. Not only does Yang fail to land a punch, but Adam cuts off one of her arms and ends the fight with a single slice. Thus the team's powerhouse is instantly left crippled and curled up on the floor. Protective aura or not, Yang made a huge tactical mistake, and it cost her dearly. Nor is it so easy to recover from; she's left depressed and bedridden. Even after the Time Skip at the end of the Volume 3 finale, she still hasn't left her room.
Weiss's father is often described as a Corrupt Corporate Executive and heavily implied to be abusive toward her. But when Vale becomes a war zone and overrun with Grimm in the Volume 3 finale, he does exactly what any concerned parent would do: He uses his connections to find Weiss and personally take her back to the relative safety of Atlas. Even if she went along unwillingly, his actions were completely rational.
Sun ends up finally blowing up at Blake in Volume 4 because of her It's Not You, It's My Enemies ideals, stating that their foes can hurt them badly, but it's her constant running away that hurts her friends the worst because she's making the decision to run away and stay away from them without seeing how it will hurt them.
In RWBY Chibi, Weiss attempts to get back at Ruby for a water bucket prank by doing the same thing, but this time freezing the water before Ruby gets in. Ruby's instantly knocked out, horrifying Yang and Blake.
In the Bart Baker parody of "Animals", Adam Levine begins pouring blood over his stalkee. The stalkee immediately smacks him, wondering what drugs he's on that would make him think being covered in blood would make someone sexually aroused, before breaking up with him.
Parody artist Jon Cozart, aka Paint, takes the Happily Ever After endings of Disney films and, in his "After Ever After" series, shows what might happen if they were set in the real world instead of the fairy tale world. For example, Ariel's beloved ocean ecosystem is destroyed by pollution and overfishing, and Cinderella is thrown in an insane asylum after telling the prince about her adventures inside a pumpkin.
They point out that if Team Rocket is so obsessed about rare pokemon, they should just sell their talking cat. They also enter into Deconstruction, when pointing out that a 10-year-old Walking the Earth is less the tale of a boy becoming a master and more about a homeless runaway engaging in magical cockfights.
In episode six, Paul gets fed up with Carl's violent outbursts and general obnoxious behavior and leaves while cutting off all contact with him, like any sane person would (and should). For the rest of the series Carl's mental state degrades further and further, no longer being comical and over-the-top, but instead showing that he's genuinely mentally ill and delusional.
It then has a brutal deconstruction of the Omnicidal Maniac: once Carl actually does kill everybody, there's nothing left for him to do but wander about talking to himself. One final bit of reality finally breaks Carl and drives him to suicide, as he finds Paul's corpse; with the whole world basically dead, Paul starved to death ages ago.
Furthermore, Carl is shown during the last half to procure more and more injuries from the constant acts of violence he engages in, subverting the tendency of previous episodes to gloss over the wounds someone would naturally gain by doing such things. By the time of the final episode he looks as if he's about to drop dead at any moment.
Season 13 of Red vs. Blue shows us that even though the Feds and the Rebels have stopped fighting and teamed up against Malcom and his Mercs, their leaders still have trouble working with one another, since you can't really get over years of conflict overnight.
Then, during the attack on Armonia, Sharkface attempts to use his wrist-mounted flamethrowers inside a fast-moving monorail with the windows blown out. It acts like you would expect it to.
In season 6, the Blood Gulch teams were transferred to different bases after season 5. Sarge refused to follow orders and leave Blood Gulch, and was labeled AWOL, making Grif the new CO of the team. Incidentally, when we next see Grif and Simmons, they are about to be killed by a firing squad for their incompetence. The Lethally Stupid Caboose, meanwhile, was put in the brig and tied up by his next CO to keep him fro hurting anyone else. While the Blood Gulch teams were allowed to do whatever they want on their own, their antics don't really endear them to more formal militaries.
Another moment in season 6 takes a bat to Hollywood Hacking, with Simmons summarizing the complicated process of actual hacking while Grif rattles off classic hacking tropes like "try hacking the mainframe" (it isn't a mainframe system) or "try uploading a laughing skull virus into the mainframe" (like that's going to help spoof a randomly-generated 2056-bit encryption key).
The Meta has added several nonstandard upgrades to its armor, from invisibility, to camouflage, to the Bubble Shield, and so on. Having them makes it formidable, but each of those upgrades requires a power source, one that his suit of armor can't reliably provide. In battle, the Meta can only use them for a limited amount of time, and some like the Temporal Distortion Unit run out of power after a single use.
The Meta may be insanely powerful and durable, but it's still a human with basic necessities. When the Reds hook it to a Warthog and drop it off a cliff and into an icy lake, it would have survived had Tucker not stabbed a hole in its armor (which is too heavy to allow it to swim), causing it to drown.
Whateley Universe: As multiple characters (namely Fey, Imperious and Majestic) find out, even if you are the avatar of a god, queen or other powerful figure, that means precisely nothing in the modern world, where you are a citizen like everyone else, subject to the same rules and laws. As a result, should you try to operate on your own terms, things will not go well for you. Fey specifically finds that while defending yourself is fine, there's a limit on how far you can go before you cross the line from defense to assault, and if you cross that line, it may well have serious consequences.
A Single Fold starts with Folder getting called over to Security because they've found out who attacked him a while ago. Most of the security personnel are happy that they've got the evidence needed to get the bully punished; Folder is not, because he knows that the bully will just come after him again later for revenge, even though Folder didn't report it or tell Security anything.
No matter how powerful someone is, power comes at a cost, as Fey and Tennyo find out: in the former's case, her power comes from ley lines, which are powered by nature, so all the fights she's got into resulted in her unknowingly pulling more Essence from the ley lines than was sustainable, killing off forests and animals in nearby areas. As a result, she's had to keep a close eye on what spells she uses to make sure she doesn't kill anything else. In the latter's case, her power has severely irradiated places she's battled in without her knowing it, so she now wears a bracelet with a device attached that can detect radiation levels.
In one of Team Kimba's simulated missions, they have to cross a room full of magma. Since everyone on the team can either fly or be carried by a flier, Tennyo suggests that they just fly over the magma to the other side. Phase then bluntly points out that even though they're high above the magma, the air is so hot that it'd kill them all, including Lancer (whose PK field would let the super-hot air in), Tennyo (who is almost invincible), and Shroud (who doesn't even have a living body). As a result, they have to use magic to safely cross.
During the boss fight, Tennyo accidentally blows up the villain's teleporter. The group use magic to escape, but later, when Tennyo calls herself out for destroying the teleporter, Phase points out that they needed to use magic anyway because for all they knew, the teleporter could have been set to teleport them into the magma.
Murphy can teleport, and does it quite a lot in Even Murphy Has Loopholes. Problem is, teleporting takes a lot of energy, and she does it so much in the early parts of the story that it causes her to drastically lose weight. By the end of the story, even though she starts eating more, it only takes one emergency to send her into total cellular starvation.
While being the avatar of a Fae Queen may sound awesome, as the Kodiak explains, Fae Queens were cold, heartless and malicious, and having one in her head was slowly making Fey become arrogant, self-righteous and cruel, to the point that it takes said Queen finally dying and a pep talk from the Kodiak for Fey to be able to realise just how bad Aunghadhail's influence was on her.
A lot of mutants, most notably Energizers, are forced to eat more than normal because of their mutations. Not only is this not something they have any control over, there's multiple scenes when an Energizer (normally Tennyo) draws attention to themself because of how much they're eating. It's also caused problems for people who can't get enough food when they need it, or can't afford it- for example, in their backstory, while Jericho's family were happy to shelter Diamondback as she changed into her snake form, they couldn't afford to feed her as much as she needed for over a month, especially since she became unable to eat vegetables.
In the Whateley 'verse, having a Kid Sidekick has been outlawed for decades. Why? Because when you send a kid into battle against super villains, they more often than not get maimed or killed.
Some mutants have a DFA ("Deadly Force pre-Authorized") put on their official ID card by the MCO, meaning that they can be killed by any law enforcement officer for the most minor crimes. There have been a few attempts by various persons to have the DFA removed, but all of them are stuck in the court systems under miles of red tape. However, when it's brought to the attention of various powerful persons that the MCO has been putting DFAs on the cards of minors with no criminal records without due process, the entire MCO offices in two cities (as well as other agents from around the US) get arrested for civil rights violations and conspiring to murder children.
Mutants who develop their powers and immediately go out to try to play superhero tend to be complete disasters: they have no idea what they're doing, and as a result sometimes end up accidentally causing considerable amounts of property damage, along with occasionally accidentally killing or maiming both the supervillains they're fighting and the innocent bystanders.
Reach has Rubber Man powers, but what he doesn't have (at least at first) is super strength- so sure, he can make his arm 15 feet long, but when he does, it's so floppy it's completely useless.
By the time of the second generation, the Knights of Purity have been taken out of existence- but not by vengeful mutants or government action. Instead, they got sued into bankruptcy after fucking with the wrong company. After all the crimes they committed, it was only a matter of time- once the first lawsuits were won, the precedent gave every other victim what they needed to start getting their own revenge.
Happy Tree Friends: In "Better Off Bread", Superman Expy Splendid attempts to save Giggles from falling to her death by catching her in his arms. He catches her successfully, but the impact breaks her spine, killing her.
A Quora poster here gives a lengthy answer on what would happen if someone tried being Batman in real life. To nobody's surprise, it ends with the would-be vigilante getting shot and arrested.
An answer on Yahoo Answers had a similar concept - wherein someone explains that in real life, a Tsundere who acts all "Tsuntsun" to people would mostly just be seen as a total dick by most people, given the Silent Treatment to get them out of their lives, and would pretty much be a shut-in because nobody would ever want to speak to someone who acts so aloof towards everyone.
Noob: La Quęte Légendaire: Gaea spent the previous installment Noob: Le Conseil des Trois Factions creating a shortage of raw materials in the Coalition by purchasing them all herself, then resold them at inflated prices. That made many players owe her in-game currency, and enabled her to pressure the leader of the Coalition top guild into giving her his place. Problem: she was never popular in the Coalition and got the currency necessary for inducing the shortage via being a Con Woman and The Scrooge for four years, so her new subordinates quickly found plenty of reasons to throw her into a cell.
Realistic Fighting Game has two characters Ryan and Greg engaging in a somewhat awkward Wimp Fight in a bar instead of fights similar to the likes of Street Fighter and Blazblue. Ryan "wins" by shoving Greg in the back and he hits he one of the tables headfirst. Unfortunately for him, he is arrested since that action has damaged Greg severely.
This video highlights how the various things a player could do in some first-person shooter video games would get them court-martialed in real life.
Ultimately what usually decides the winner of most fights in Death Battle.
Batman vs. Spiderman demonstrates why being a Badass Normal doesn't really work if your opponent is comprehensively superhuman, can nullify your greatest asset and is just as crafty and clever as you are.
In Blanka vs. Pikachu, after the two spend some time brawling conventionally, Blanka takes advantage of his superior size and simply grabs Pikachu and bites his head off.
The second match ups the ante as Goku decides to haul out his Super Saiyan God form for their rematch. Superman? Decides enough's enough and tanks Goku's God Kamehameha, grabs him by the neck and uses both heat and x-ray vision to disintegrate his brain. In the afterlife, King Kai essentially tells Goku there's no way you can beat a character like Superman, getting the Saiyan to finally stand down.
Using up all your energy in a flashy, powerful attack might look cool, but it'll backfire horribly if your opponent manages to survive it. Ryu and Tifa Lockhart both learned this the hard way.
Red, as a Pokémon trainer, has always relied on his Pokémon to fight, a rule enforced by the rules of Pokémon battling / game mechanics. Tai, however, has been involved in fights before such as when he got into a fist-fight with his friend Matt while in the Digital World. While Tai doesn't have actual fighting training, he's still got more experience and is more willing to use it on Red, quickly disabling him.
The above issue helped secure the win for the Digimon team. Since Charizard relies on Red to come up with a strategy, he's quickly overwhelmed when his trainer can't give him any assistance.
Having a Super Mode is great... Unless it only last a few minutes. Just ask Shadow. Also, even if it makes you physically invulnerable, if it doesn't protect your mind from being wiped completely by an extremely powerful psychic, it's useless too.
Having a Healing Factor is great, but it's useless if it can be heavily taxed. This is what costs Deathstroke, Wolverine and the Hulk their battles. While both Deadpool and Doomsday also had healing factors, theirs were measurably stronger than Deathstroke's and the Hulk's, allowing them to overwhelm their opponents.
One episode has Koneko trying to get Raku to a vet. She breaks down the vet's door but no one is there. She then remembers it's 3 AM; of course the office would be closed for the night.
In the finale Hitoshi delivers a dramatic speech after Raku's death
Hitoshi: Raku-chan is a trooper. She's a fighter. There's no way she could die of a broken heart. I know deep down inside that Raku-chan will be back. And we'll have our kawaii fun times just like always. I know that. I have faith, Raku-chan will be back someday. Are you with me good pal?
Koneko: Hitoshi-san... I think you're just in denial.
The original Homestar Runner book Where My Hat Is At? ended with Homestar, having finally found his hat, arriving at the Big Game "just in time to score the winning run". Since this is a picture book, it's left open to interpretation whether this means he showed up in time to go up to bat and scored a home run, or if he literally just ran onto the field and into home plate and somehow didn't get thrown out for disrupting the game. When the book was remade as a cartoon ten years later, the Brothers Chaps decided to go with the latter... minus the not-getting-thrown-out part:
Umpire: Uhhhhhh, whaddaya doin'?
Homestar: I found my hat just in time to score the winning run.
Homestar: Get this, it was between the milk and the Cold Ones!
Umpire: Yeah, yeah, you need to head back to the dugout before I toss you out of here, buster!
Homestar: Man, Mr. Umpire, you sure have a funny way of pronouncing... "Homestar Runner's team wins!"
Umpire: ...Yeah, you're suspended from the league.
DRYVRS shows precisely what the kind of Dysfunctional Family situation Kevin McCallister would do to a kid - he grows up to be resentful towards his entire extended family, in particular his own mother.
This fan written fight between Johnny Cage vs John Cena shows that no matter how strong and awesome you are in real life, you can never take on many strong characters from fiction or other realities, due to the fact they can do lots of things impossible in standard real life. As this is what happened with John Cena, who can't kick out at all after he died.
To get the idea, WWE, while awesome, is pure entertainment and harms are often treated with care if done. On the other hand, Mortal Kombat is literally the exact opposite and death is literally a common sight. Bring a WWE wrestler against a Kombatant and the wrestler would wind up crying trying to beat the Kombatant and die in the end just because he never kills.
The writer even agrees to a comment that Mokap has a chance to defeat Chuck Norris in real life, with one fact that he is physically stronger than Chuck Norris.
By episode three of the series, the main characters quickly go into panic mode and lock themselves away in hiding places with the idea of doing the more sensible thing and just waiting for the cleaning lady to show up in the morning, open the door and let them go home. The bravado of teaming up and overwhelming the murderer is cut short with two of the cast - Michael Jones and Gavin Free - dead.
Some people attempt to contact outside help as well, including Lindsay Jones using the newscast "The Know" and Miles Luna hunting down Monty Oum's police signal.
During the time stuck inside, the panic quickly makes a few people suffer Sanity Slippage, not knowing when the murderer will come for them while their friends are picked off one by one. Miles snaps the first, thinking he can be The Hero by donning Ruby Rose's outfit and using Weiss Schnee's rapier. Ryan Haywood suffers the worst of it as he's afraid that his Mad King persona really is real.
This artist on Deviantart is one of those 'realistic Pokemon' artists that goes the extra mile to explain the biology of certain pokemon:
Why does Remoraid (a remora) evolve into Octillary (an octopus)? Juvenile Octillary use mimicry to look like Remoraid, and hang with Mantine and other large Pokemon for protection.
Why does Clamperl (a bivalve) evolve into either Huntail or Gorebyss (both fish)? they're actually Shellder the two species kill and hollow out to use as incubators for their eggs.
Being a Distressed Dude all the time has warped The Nostalgia Critic's mind a bit, from being upset when Todd isn't a raping "masked intruder", to kidnapping people of his own in Pop Quiz Hotshot, to fearing that every time he wakes up, he has a 50/50 chance of being held captive somewhere.
On a smaller scale, some of the skits he and his colleagues do parodying the movie in question veer into Deconstructive parody.
Dr Bitch Spasms shows just how annoying a character like Robin Williams' Hunter Adams would be in real life. Sure enough, after the arrogant git hits NC a few times for not agreeing with him, NC shoots him dead. And unlike most of the characters Doug kills in skits, he stays dead.
When the obviously crazy Brand X salesman attempts to pitch his products while flailing around like a lunatic, not only is Tamara the store owner not interested, but she threatens to knee him in the balls if he doesn't back off. He doesn't, and she does.
Though their "Red Haired Zod" in his and Angry Joe's review of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a joke, it does demonstrate how something like this would be a more probable result of simply combining the DNA of Lex Luthor and Zod than Doomsday.
This story involving rather short stories of various video games show what would happen if the events happen in reality.
After Lewis Lovhaug and Viga Gadsonmoved into a house together, the former used this trope to explain why Linkara is no longer staying at an apartment: basically, the tenants got fed up with the constant attacks and his rent got hiked up, forcing him to move into Viga's place.
Because Linkara is an ordinary civilian who fights interdimensional threats and possesses one of the most powerful warships in the universe, he has liaison with the government and needs to constantly file reports in order to keep them informed on what he's doing.
The Rooster Teeth series Immersion is essentially taking video games and applying it to the real world to see if it can actually work. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't, most of the time it's just so they can zap Gavin Free and Michael Jones with tasers and cattle prods.
Episode 12: Max Payne had the unfortunate, but realistic luck of A. getting a shattered pelvis for landing on his side awkwardly, and B. overdosing on pills, in the same skit.
In the same episode, Heavy finds himself in the world of Minecraft and promptly tries to break up a tree with his bare fists... and ends up breaking his fingers.
Something that's ignored in the actual series is that, in Dragon Ball Z Abridged, characters can actually ignore physical weapons because of their insane power levels. In The World's Strongest, Krillin freaked and ran after being attacked by a Gatling Gun in the actual movie, here he just looks confused and idly wonders what became of Launch as the bullets bounce off his face. In Broly The Legendary Super Saiyan, where in the original movie Broly is stabbed repeatedly and is left to die as a baby, here the knife breaks after a failed attempt to stab him and he's just dropped down a hole in annoyance.
Piccolo blowing up the moon had realistic consequences on the tides, resulting in a huge death toll.
The series in general takes apart the plot points that could have easily resolved their problems. It culminates in Dende labeling the Z-Warriors a "cavalcade of fuck-ups."
Unlike the original where Goku's family remain Happily Married in spite of Goku's poor parenting, idiotic tendencies, and his Saiyan desire to simply fight and eat food, the abridged shows just how much strain is put on his family. He's quite apathetic to Gohan, often not realizing that he even had a kid, to the point that Piccolo makes for a better father. He also doesn't seem to understand the concept of love, treating Chi-Chi as a companion rather than a wife, not caring that she really wants her son to become something other than a fighter living off prize money. This ultimately culminates in not only Future Gohan seeing Piccolo as his real father, disowning Goku, but in the Abridged Broly Special, Chi-Chi wants a divorce because he doesn't care that Ox King has to spend a huge amount of money just to have Gohan enroll in college. Not surprising given how Goku was raised in the woods by Grandpa Gohan with no outside contact until he met Bulma.
It's not just Goku either: Dragon Ball Z Abridged shows that Proud Warrior Race Guys like Saiyans are bad fathers in general. Raditz, who's treated as a joke in-universe, was neglected by Bardock. King Vegeta wasn't much better, resulting in Vegeta's own hang-ups which alienate him from most of the other Z-Warriors and even Bulma. Paragus manages to be an exception, by virtue of being an intelligent schemer rather than an aggressive Blood Knight.
Similarly, Chi-Chi's My Beloved Smother and Education Mama traits that were Played for Laughs in canon also end up having a negative impact on Gohan's psyche. Gohan is a genius with loads of potential, but he can only be pushed so far by the endless studying Chi-Chi makes him do. He's not allowed to act his age even when not fighting for the world, he's terrified of displeasing his mother because of her constant helicoptering, and he considers Piccolo and Krillin to be closer to him emotionally. It's very telling that Future Gohan eventually realized he could straight up fly away from Chi-Chi and never see her again. It's even worse in the main timeline where Gohan is able to spend a year with Goku, and away from Chi-Chi, in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and their relationship actually improves.
Both Goku and Broly suffer brain damage after taking severe falls as infants. Goku becomes an idiot, which explains his lousy parenting, and Broly becomes a passive Saiyan until he's triggered by hearing "Kakarot" which turns him into his famous berzerker form.
Team Four Star has published several shorts depicting Cell being challenged by various characters, with the running gag being that as impressive as they are, they're woefully unprepared.
Yusuke Urameshi and Kazuma Kuwabara try to intimidate Cell with their powers, only for Cell to point out that he can blow up the planet with one finger.
Yami Yugi vs. Perfect Cell has the monster take up Duel Monsters to challenge Yugi and when Yugi attempts to use cards that would easily net him a win, Cell ends up turning into a Rules Lawyer and shoots down all of his trump cards, forcing Yugi to Rage Quit. The irony is that Yugi gave Cell the rules book for the game.