@47 and 49: That definition sounds like Sierra's infamous no-warning, arbitrary deaths to me, so I'd suggest Sierra Death for that trope. But because new Trope Namers are discouraged, something like No-Warning Death would be more acceptable. Or if the definition should be broader than just deaths, No-Warning Punishment.
edited 8th Jan '13 2:29:56 PM by Laukku
So like the Apocolypse spell in the Ultima games, then? How common is that, I wonder?
Rhymes with "Protracted."
Dragon Writer@51: When you say "Sierra Death", I want to say "Death Ex Machina".
the it-thingyThat's not a very good name either.
"I know I raised more questions than I answered, but I hope now we are all confused on an higher level and about more important things."
That's probably one of the best Deus ex Machina snowclones I've ever seen on this site. Still a terrible name, mind you.
Gentleman Troper!"Sierra Death" is the trope known as Everything Trying to Kill You. Besides, those Sierra games are all 15-25 years old now, I'm not sure every reader knows what they are any more.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
A Wizard boyNever heard of Sierra. Also, since there was misuse, I don't agree on keeping the current name.
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