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* Subverted by {{Literature/Wulfrik}} the Wanderer, who intentionally mocks giant monsters and then defeats them in single combat. At one point he hurls a long litany of insults at a ''god''... and figures out it's a fake because it ''didn't'' respond to him.
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* In 2nd Kings chapter 2 from ''Literature/TheBible'', a group of young boys made fun of Elisha the prophet by mocking his authority as a God-ordained prophet, telling him, "Go up, you baldy! Go up, you baldy!" (expecting him to go up into heaven as Elijah did). Elisha called a curse on the young boys, and soon after, forty-two boys have been killed by bears.

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* In 2nd Kings chapter 2 from ''Literature/TheBible'', a group of young boys (or "youths", so either KidsAreCruel or TeensAreMonsters) made fun of Elisha the prophet by mocking his authority as a God-ordained prophet, telling him, "Go up, you baldy! Go up, you baldy!" (expecting him to go up into heaven as Elijah did). Elisha called a curse on the young boys, and soon after, forty-two boys have been killed by bears.


* In ''Film/FreddyVsJason,'' Kia tries to show she's not afraid of Freddy by mocking him to his face. Jason chops her in half from behind.

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* In ''Film/FreddyVsJason,'' Kia tries to show she's not afraid of Freddy by mocking him to his face. face, only for Jason chops to chop her in half from behind.


* Averted in ''Film/FridayThe13thPart2''. Right before Jason really gets started building up his body count, half the characters go into town to go drinking and essentially leave the movie. The practical joker (Ted) goes with them, and survives to the end credits. However, the joker character does indeed go down in parts [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 I]] (Ned), [[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII III]] (Shelly), [[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter IV]] (Teddy) and [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood VII]] (Carrie-esque RichBitch Melissa).

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* Averted in ''Film/FridayThe13thPart2''. Right before Jason really gets started building up his body count, half the characters go into town to go drinking and essentially leave the movie. The practical joker (Ted) goes with them, them and survives to the end credits. However, the joker character does indeed go down in parts [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 I]] (Ned), [[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII III]] (Shelly), [[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter IV]] (Teddy) and [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood VII]] (Carrie-esque RichBitch Melissa).



* In 2nd Kings chapter 2 from ''Literature/TheBible'', a group of young boys made fun of Elisha the prophet by mocking his authority as a God-ordained prophet, telling him, "Go up, you baldy! Go up, you baldy!" (expecting him to go up into heaven like Elijah did). Elisha called a curse on the young boys, and soon after, forty-two boys have been killed by bears.

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* In 2nd Kings chapter 2 from ''Literature/TheBible'', a group of young boys made fun of Elisha the prophet by mocking his authority as a God-ordained prophet, telling him, "Go up, you baldy! Go up, you baldy!" (expecting him to go up into heaven like as Elijah did). Elisha called a curse on the young boys, and soon after, forty-two boys have been killed by bears.


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* A tv-movie "The Girl Most Likely To..." had a homely, overweight smart girl subject to routine humiliation in college - after she flees one too many and gets in a car wreck, months later she emerges from reconstructive surgery slim and beautiful, and unrecognizable to her former tormentors who now regard her as one of 'them'...she kills them one by one.

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* A tv-movie "The ''The Girl Most Likely To..." '' had a homely, overweight smart girl subject to routine humiliation in college - after she flees one too many and gets in a car wreck, months later she emerges from reconstructive surgery slim and beautiful, and unrecognizable to her former tormentors who now regard her as one of 'them'...she kills them one by one.






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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment "The Lazarus Experiment"]], the woman who rebuffs the Doctor's warning by stating that the biggest danger at the party is choking on an olive is one of the first people the mutated Lazarus kills just moments later.



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* In 2nd Kings chapter 2 from ''Literature/TheBible'', a group of young boys made fun of Elisha the prophet by mocking his authority as a God-ordained prophet, telling him, "Go up, you baldy! Go up, you baldy!" (expecting him to go up into heaven like Elijah did). Elisha called a curse on the young boys, and soon after, forty-two boys have been killed by bears.

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* Barbra's brother in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and its [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990 1990 remake]] teases her for being scared in the graveyard ("They're coming to get you Barbara..."), and gets killed by a zombie as a result.

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* Barbra's brother in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and its [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990 1990 remake]] teases her for being scared in the graveyard ("They're coming to get you Barbara..."), and gets killed by a zombie as a result.they ironically end up coming for him first.

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* In ''Webcomic/HereThereBeMonsters'' a vampire that has escaped from a VampireHunter ambush turns around to taunt them about their inability to catch her right before she leaps to safety and gets shot through the head almost immediately.

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** You left out "nearly got the heroes killed by abandoning his post when he was supposed to open the back door and let them in."


** ''Film/JurassicPark'' has a similar scene, but the victims laugh at that (well, one of them does), so the joker lives to the end (and even through [[Film/JurassicParkIII the second sequel]]).
*** ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' had a guy who taunted a Compsognathus later get eaten by a pack of them, however.

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** * ''Film/JurassicPark'' has a similar scene, but the victims laugh at that (well, one of them does), so the joker lives to the end (and even through [[Film/JurassicParkIII the second sequel]]).
*** * ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' had a guy who taunted a Compsognathus later get eaten by a pack of them, however.


* Spoofed in ''ScaryMovie'', and later in the third film when Brenda pranks Cindy by saying she watched the killer videotape, and then pretending deaths... and as Cindy is out of the room, "Samara" comes out of the television and kills Brenda (specially because Cindy [[CryingWolf wasn't believing her cries anymore]]).

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* Spoofed in ''ScaryMovie'', ''Film/ScaryMovie'', and later in the third film when Brenda pranks Cindy by saying she watched the killer videotape, and then pretending deaths... and as Cindy is out of the room, "Samara" comes out of the television and kills Brenda (specially because Cindy [[CryingWolf wasn't believing her cries anymore]]).


Compare DoNotTauntCthulhu, DeathBySex, DeathByMaterialism, DeathByGenreSavviness, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu, LetsMockTheMonsters (when the characters decide to go one step further).

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Compare DoNotTauntCthulhu, DeathBySex, DeathByMaterialism, DeathByGenreSavviness, DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu, OffingTheMouth, LetsMockTheMonsters (when the characters decide to go one step further).


* An aversion occurs in ''Film/{{Scream1996}}''. Two guys pretend to be the killer in school. They don't get killed for this joke, probably because the principal who punished them (and who gets killed later) was even more obnoxious.

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* An aversion occurs in ''Film/{{Scream1996}}''.''Film/{{Scream 1996}}''. Two guys pretend to be the killer in school. They don't get killed for this joke, probably because the principal who punished them (and who gets killed later) was even more obnoxious.



* Steve in 2004 version of ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004''. His fault? Bickering with Anna. His punishment? Zombification then bullet through the brain. Riiight...

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* Steve in 2004 version of ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004''. His fault? Bickering with Anna. His punishment? Zombification then bullet through the brain. Riiight...



* ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'': "They're coming to get you Barbara..."

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* ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'': "They're Barbra's brother in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and its [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990 1990 remake]] teases her for being scared in the graveyard ("They're coming to get you Barbara...""), and gets killed by a zombie as a result.



* In ''Unfriended'', a girl commits suicide after being cyberbullied. Her spirit proceeds to kill all her friends with the help of social media.

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* In ''Unfriended'', ''Film/{{Unfriended}}'', a girl commits suicide after being cyberbullied. Her spirit proceeds to kill all her friends with the help of social media.



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* In ''Unfriended'', a girl commits suicide after being cyberbullied. Her spirit proceeds to kill all her friends with the help of social media.

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