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* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionII'''s story mode, players who evade the BorderPatrol in West Elizabeth will immediately be shot dead by an invisible assassin upon crossing into New Austin.

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* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionII'''s ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'''s story mode, players who evade the BorderPatrol in West Elizabeth will immediately be shot dead by an invisible assassin upon crossing into New Austin.

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* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionII'''s story mode, players who evade the BorderPatrol in West Elizabeth will immediately be shot dead by an invisible assassin upon crossing into New Austin.


* One screen in ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' is an apparently safe hallway straight out of ''VideoGame/MegaMan''. You must clear it quickly or else Guts Man will fall on you from out of nowhere. But [[PlatformHell nobody said this game was fair]].

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* One screen in ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' is an apparently safe hallway straight out of ''VideoGame/MegaMan''.''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''. You must clear it quickly or else Guts Man will fall on you from out of nowhere. But [[PlatformHell nobody said this game was fair]].

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* ''VideoGame/UltimaVIII'': Breaking the law in Tenebrae will cause the town sheriff Beren to teleport in right next to you and to graphically blow you to pieces, NoSavingThrow allowed.


* In the original ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'', if you try to cross the street, a car will appear out of nowhere and flatten you.

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* In the original ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'', ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry1InTheLandOfTheLoungeLizards'', if you try to cross the street, a car will appear out of nowhere and flatten you.


* In the original Japanese home computer versions of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}: The Fantasm Soldier'', picking up a power-up when you have [[CastFromHitPoints insufficient HP]] results in the message "[[CheatersNeverProsper Ill gotten goods never prosper!]]" and a swarm of flying squid projectile-spamming Yuko to death in seconds.

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* In the original Japanese home computer versions of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}: The Fantasm Soldier'', picking up a power-up when you have [[CastFromHitPoints insufficient HP]] results in the message "[[CheatersNeverProsper Ill gotten goods never prosper!]]" and a swarm of flying squid [[CurbstompBattle projectile-spamming Yuko to death in seconds.]]


* In the original Japanese home computer versions of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}: The Fantasm Soldier'', picking up a power-up when you have [[CastFromHitPoints insufficient HP]] results in the message "Ill gotten goods never prosper!" and a swarm of flying squid projectile-spamming Yuko to death in seconds.

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* In the original Japanese home computer versions of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}: The Fantasm Soldier'', picking up a power-up when you have [[CastFromHitPoints insufficient HP]] results in the message "Ill "[[CheatersNeverProsper Ill gotten goods never prosper!" prosper!]]" and a swarm of flying squid projectile-spamming Yuko to death in seconds.

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* In the original Japanese home computer versions of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}: The Fantasm Soldier'', picking up a power-up when you have [[CastFromHitPoints insufficient HP]] results in the message "Ill gotten goods never prosper!" and a swarm of flying squid projectile-spamming Yuko to death in seconds.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Fe}}'', being spotted by a Watcher spells instant death for the furry protagonist.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fe}}'', being spotted by a Watcher Silent One spells instant death doom for the furry protagonist.protagonist unless they quickly get out of sight. Also, certain bodies of water are home to a fish that immediately swallows Fe whole if they fall in.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fe}}'', being spotted by a Watcher spells instant death for the furry protagonist.


Compare TeleportingKeycardSquad, GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere, and EasilyAngeredShopkeeper (Stealing is bad!)

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Compare TeleportingKeycardSquad, GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere, and EasilyAngeredShopkeeper (Stealing is bad!)
bad!). If they serve to prevent you from going OffTheRails, they are BorderPatrol.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if you decide to explore the shed near the swan boat pond in the Boston Common, a [[LightningBruiser Super Mutant Behemoth]] named Swan will emerge to smash you with thrown boulders and a giant anchor hammer. If you don't have PowerArmor and a Fat Man on hand, [[CurbstompBattle you're dead meat]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', if you decide to explore the shed near the swan boat pond in the Boston Common, a [[LightningBruiser Super Mutant Behemoth]] named Swan will emerge to smash you with thrown boulders and a giant anchor hammer. If you don't have PowerArmor and a Fat Man on hand, or a lot of levels on you, [[CurbstompBattle you're dead meat]].


* ''WithinADeepForest''. If you try to jump across the water at the far right of the forest, a dragon's head pops out from offscreen and eats you. [[spoiler:You need to travel to the BadFuture, where the dragon is long dead, to get across.]]

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* ''WithinADeepForest''.''VideoGame/WithinADeepForest''. If you try to jump across the water at the far right of the forest, a dragon's head pops out from offscreen and eats you. [[spoiler:You need to travel to the BadFuture, where the dragon is long dead, to get across.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Hyrule Castle]] has two Gatehouses on the middle level of the structure on the path leading to the Sanctum. If Link walks into them, the gates will slam shut and a Lynel will suddenly appear to attack.


** This happens literally in ''ZombieRevenge'' if the timer runs out. A demon you'll never see anywhere else in the game, suddenly appears in the room, says something unintelligible, waves his arms, and suddenly a big, blue explosion rocks everything, causing everybody to lose a life. It's made even more jarring by the fact that afterwards, you're right back in the exact situation you were in before he showed up, as though he somehow ''aimed'' the explosion.

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** This happens literally in ''ZombieRevenge'' ''VideoGame/ZombieRevenge'' if the timer runs out. A demon you'll never see anywhere else in the game, suddenly appears in the room, says something unintelligible, waves his arms, and suddenly a big, blue explosion rocks everything, causing everybody to lose a life. It's made even more jarring by the fact that afterwards, you're right back in the exact situation you were in before he showed up, as though he somehow ''aimed'' the explosion.

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