@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.
Break the conventions. Keep the commandments.
- G. K. Chesterton
That's probably one of the best Deus ex Machina snowclones I've ever seen on this site. Still a terrible name, mind you.
"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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