Main Rocks Fall Everyone Dies Discussion

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10:44:21 AM May 12th 2015
Would Ultron's plan in Avengers: Age of Ultron go under this trope? He lifts up a huge chunk of a European country, intending to drop it back down, thus killing all life on Earth.
02:28:24 PM May 22nd 2012
What episode of The Simpsons is the page quote from?
06:44:34 AM Apr 9th 2012
edited by NonoRobot
The following entry was deleted recently. It's an infamous example, and I don't understand why it was removed (unless it's considered a Kill'em All or belongs to an another trop page ?). I would like to know what you think:

* In Neverwinter Nights 2, this happens when you win. Literally. A laughably bad narrator describes how the final dungeon collapses on the party's head, while playing a slideshow.
** Later expansions reveal that most of the party survived. Of course, this doesn't change the impression left by the original game.
01:47:13 AM Mar 13th 2012
The YTP we linked to was EPIC LOL
03:34:03 PM Sep 3rd 2011
Imagine some group of people trying an Avatar: The Last Airbender-themed tabletop RPG, and the game master's frustration accumulates to the point where he/she does a "Sozin's Comet Falls, Everyone Dies."
01:32:20 PM Jan 25th 2011
Guys, the Trope Namer is NOT the first observed instance of the trope. It's the first time the trope was described by its TV Tropes name. Unless you can find a place where the specific phrase "Rocks fall, everyone dies" was used prior to the Something Positive strip, SP is the Trope Namer.
01:37:31 PM Jan 25th 2011
edited by shimaspawn
It was used for decades among gamers before the strip came out. Talk to anyone who gamed before then and they'll say as much. The problem is, gamers don't write all their shit down. Most of our memes were verbal and spread at cons back then. It's not the trope namer. It just used an old phrase. I've been at cons since the 80's which is when I first hear it. This is not a new phrase.

We had a whole thread about it which was unfortunately deleted in the great forum purge, but there are fan zines from back then that used the phrase as well. I just don't feel like digging through my mum's basement again and reading through a bunch of thirty year old magazines. Just because it isn't on the internet doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
12:15:31 AM Dec 19th 2014
I was a gamer for decades before the strip came out, and attended many cons. I never heard the exact phrase "Rocks fall, everyone dies." Blue lightning, orbital cow launcher, all sorts of differing ways for the GM to kill pesky players, but never Rocks Fall.

The Trope Namer is the first *recorded* instance of a specific trope name being used in a work. "People were totally using that phrase!" does NOT count for a Trope Namer. Else we might as well discard the idea of Trope Namers altogether, since it's impossible to tell if someone uttered the phrase once centuries beforehand.

If you want to attribute the Trope Namer to another work, please list that work.
09:07:41 AM Apr 13th 2010
this was pretty much teh lord's motivation in the flood, right? he got fed up with everyone's douchebaggotry and flooded em all out.. I guess Sodom and Gomorrah is a more literal example, but not quite -everyone- died.
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