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** Compared to PBG's main videos, swearing is more frequent. This is mostly because while PBG avoids swearing in his usual videos to keep things family friendly, he has no such reservations in real life, and as no-one else minds swearing either it's just easier to let everyone be themselves instead of keeping up a rule that's bound to be broken by accident anyway. It's not necessarily ''excessive'', but compared to the usual "none", it's still noticeable.


--> "The only catch is...in this adventure...if you die...''you die for good.''"

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--> "The only catch is...in this adventure...if you die...''you die ''you're dead for good.''"

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--> "The only catch is...in this adventure...if you die...''you die for good.''"


* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: Many of the deaths could qualify, to the point that it would be harder to think of examples where this ''doesn't'' happen. There's numerous cases where someone appears to be in no danger at all, only to die within seconds from something that nobody saw coming. This trope especially thrives in games like Minecraft and Terraria which are full of random, unexpected dangers. Some standout occurences:

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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: Many of the deaths could qualify, to the point that it would be harder to think of examples where this ''doesn't'' happen. There's numerous cases where someone appears to be in no danger at all, only to die within seconds from something that nobody saw coming. This trope especially thrives in games like Minecraft and Terraria which are full of random, unexpected dangers. Some standout occurences:


** Across all series, the phrase "Not like this!" is usually said as a SurvivalMantra. It was first coined by Dean, and coincidentally, other players ended up using this phrase during a last stand, like Barry and Luke.

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** Across all series, the phrase "Not like this!" is usually said as a SurvivalMantra. It In-series, it was first coined by Dean, and coincidentally, by pure coincidence, other players ended up using this phrase during a last stand, like Barry and Luke.


---> '''PBG''': *later on, to the tune of the famous Seven Dwarfs Heigh-Ho* ...and Dean is dead, and ''no one cares'', Heigh-Ho! *cue everyone laughing*

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---> '''PBG''': *later on, to the tune of the famous [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Seven Dwarfs Heigh-Ho* ...Heigh-Ho]]* ...and Dean is dead, and ''no one cares'', Heigh-Ho! *cue everyone laughing*

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** ''[=MineZ=] #2'' had an episode end with Jared letting out a bloodcurling scream as he falls into a gap. The next episode shows the same scene from a different perspective, and reveals that Jared survived the fall, losing about half of his health bar.


** Happens occasionally. [[spoiler:Soah in ''Minecraft #1''; Jon in ''[=DayZ=]''; Paul in ''Terraria #1''; [=McJones=] in the first round of ''Mount & Blade'' Episode 2, Dean in the second round, and both Dean and [=McJones=] in the third; Dean and [=McJones=] in ''Minecraft #3''; Jared, Dean, and [=McJones=] in ''[=MineZ=]''; Satch, Dean, and Jon in ''Terraria #2''; and Lucajin in ''Starbound'';]] all of which are not caught on video.

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** Happens occasionally. More frequent in the earlier seasons on account of having less people recording. Specifically, [[spoiler:Soah in ''Minecraft #1''; Jon in ''[=DayZ=]''; Paul in ''Terraria #1''; [=McJones=] in the first round of ''Mount & Blade'' Episode 2, Dean in the second round, and both Dean and [=McJones=] in the third; Dean and [=McJones=] in ''Minecraft #3''; Jared, Dean, and [=McJones=] in ''[=MineZ=]''; Satch, Dean, and Jon in ''Terraria #2''; and Lucajin in ''Starbound'';]] all of which are were not caught on video.


** ''Terraria #3'': After 10 fatality-free episodes, the longest streak in any Hardcore season up to that point (tied with ''[=MineZ=]''), LetsPlay/ProtonJon is unexpectedly slain by a boulder trap underground. Jeff gets the ultimate bridge-drop in Episode 15 when he tests out a grappling hook and falls to his death.

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** ''Terraria #3'': After 10 fatality-free episodes, the longest streak in any Hardcore season up to that point (tied with ''[=MineZ=]''), ''[=MineZ=] #1''), LetsPlay/ProtonJon is unexpectedly slain by a boulder trap underground. Jeff gets the ultimate bridge-drop in Episode 15 when he tests out a grappling hook and falls to his death.



** In Episode 22 of ''Minecraft #5''. [[spoiler: Jeff, being the SoleSurvivor and not wanting to look up information about what he need to do, forgoes the potion making process. By doing so, he rendered the deaths of Ray, [=McJones=], and Dean ultimately pointless, since they all died from looking for Nether Wart for the potions.]] Todd's comment lampshades it, complete with a clip of PBG facepalming and shaking his head.
---> Let's take a moment of facepalm for the useless [[spoiler:Nether Wart]].
** In ''Terraria #3'', Jeff manages to kill himself within the safety of the team's home base, as he falls to his death while testing out a grappling hook on various structures that the team had made. It really says a lot that he managed to outdo his death from ''Terraria #2''.

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** In Episode 22 of ''Minecraft #5''. [[spoiler: Jeff, being the SoleSurvivor and not wanting to look up information about what he need to do, forgoes the potion making process. By doing so, he rendered the deaths of Ray, [=McJones=], and Dean ultimately pointless, since they all died from looking for Nether Wart for the potions.]] Todd's comment caption lampshades it, complete with a clip of PBG facepalming and shaking his head.
---> Let's take a moment of facepalm for the useless [[spoiler:Nether Wart]].
Nether Wart.
** In ''Terraria #3'', Jeff manages to kill himself within the safety of the team's home base, as he falls to his death while testing out a grappling hook on various structures that the team had made. It really says a lot made.
---> From the video comments: "Jeff,
that he managed to outdo his death from ''Terraria #2''.was worse than your one in Terraria 2 and that's saying something."


* CriticalResearchFailure: Throughout the various series (especially in ''Minecraft'' and especially so after [[TheSmartGuy McJones]] retired), the cast struggle to remember how to do things. Justified in some of their cases like Yungtown and Dodger, who were newcomers (and jokes about Dean having to do a blind solo run in case everyone else died back when he was still a newbie), and justified as a whole since most of them only play these games a couple of times a year.
** The cast attempt to use arrows on Endermen, which as Todd annotates in Season 7 Episode 18, this is usually ineffective.
** In the last three episodes of Season 7, the cast waste two Ender Pearls (which are used for teleporting) while trying to find the Ender Portal, though Jeff soon enough remembers that they're supposed to use Eyes of Ender.
** Jeff tries to tame a horse in Season 7 Episode 18, but it doesn't work. He was supposed to put a saddle on (which he had) ''before'' trying to tame the horse.


*** Episode 2 - "Find Our Friend!": As PBG and Chad cover up a gap over lava, a zombie appears, causing them to stop what they're doing and fight it off. [=McJones=] walks right off the edge and into lava. Definitely his fastest demise since ''[=DayZ=]''.

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*** Episode 2 - "Find Our Friend!": Here we get the most shockingly early death in a Hardcore season in a long time. As PBG and Chad cover up a gap over lava, a zombie appears, causing them to stop what they're doing and fight it off. [=McJones=] walks right off the edge and into lava. Definitely his fastest demise since ''[=DayZ=]''.



*** Episode 2 - "They Came From Below": [[spoiler:Jeff opens up a cave, causing several zombies to pour out of it and into the house, which results in both Barry's and Jared's deaths.]]

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*** Episode 2 - "They Came From Below": [[spoiler:Jeff [[spoiler:Following after ''Mincraft #6'', we get not only one, but two surprisingly early casualties. Jeff opens up a cave, causing several zombies to pour out of it and into the house, which results in both Barry's and Jared's deaths.]]


*** Episode 14 - "Old Habits Die Hard": In the Nether Fortress, PBG accidentally strikes a Zombie Pigman, forcing several of them to ZergRush the group. As the party flees, [[spoiler:Dodger accidentally runs off the other side of the portal into the giant sea of lava below them. PBG is simultaneously knocked off the portal by a Baby Zombie Pigman, and both of them burn to death. Meanwhile, Jeff walls himself inside the nether and has to sneak out alone later.]]

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*** Episode 14 - "Old Habits Die Hard": In the Nether Fortress, PBG accidentally strikes a Zombie Pigman, forcing causing several of them to ZergRush the group. As the party flees, [[spoiler:Dodger accidentally runs off the other side of the portal into the giant sea of lava below them. PBG is simultaneously knocked off the portal by a Baby Zombie Pigman, and both of them burn to death. Meanwhile, Jeff walls himself inside the nether and has to sneak out alone later.]]


** Satchell as well, who is fairly subdued and dies only eight episodes into the adventure. Especially noteworthy in comparison to ''Terraria #2's'' other guest, [=ProtonJon=], who lasted much longer and also returned for ''Terraria #3''.

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** Satchell as well, who is fairly one of the most subdued players of the series and dies only eight episodes into the adventure. Especially noteworthy in comparison to ''Terraria #2's'' other guest, [=ProtonJon=], who lasted much longer and also returned for ''Terraria #3''.


** ''Minecraft #7'': In the penultimate episode, PBG and Jeff are traversing through a dungeon connected to a crevice and PBG [[FailedASpotCheck walks through a doorway without any ground on the other side of it]]. He falls into water while missing lava by at least ''one or two blocks'', but as he tries to make his way back to the top, [[spoiler:a creeper gets set off from above him and falls right next to him the moment it explodes]].

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** ''Minecraft #7'': In the penultimate episode, PBG and Jeff are traversing through a dungeon connected to a crevice and PBG [[FailedASpotCheck walks through a doorway without any ground on the other side of it]]. He falls into water while missing lava by at least ''one or two blocks'', but as he tries to make his way back to collects himself while exploring the top, ravine, [[spoiler:a creeper gets set off from above him and falls right next to him the moment it explodes]].

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** ''Minecraft #7'': [[spoiler:Similarly to season 5, Jeff must travel to the End alone, no wolves this time as his one wolf previously fell to a Creeper. He once again tries his hardest, but when trying to use ladders to climb up to a caged End Crystal, the Dragon knocks him off as he tries to hastily climb down, sending him flying in an admittedly humorous way to his death. [[MoodWhiplash However, we are then reminded of Waffle, Yungtown's wolf who is now all alone in the empty house where the team once was]].]]

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