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* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has Chapter 16: Operation Maiden's Shield, where the Marmota (a gigantic land battleship) is barreling towards the capital city, and Squad 7 is tasked with stopping it by redirecting its path into a trap laid by the Royal Guard. Fail, and the Marmota continues on to the capital unimpeded. Succeed...and the trap fails, and the Marmota continues on to the capital unimpeded.

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* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has Chapter 16: Operation Maiden's Shield, where the Marmota (a gigantic land battleship) is barreling towards the capital city, and Squad 7 is tasked with stopping it by redirecting its path into a trap laid by the Royal Guard. Fail, and the Marmota continues on to the capital unimpeded. Succeed...[[spoiler: and the trap fails, and the Marmota continues on to the capital unimpeded.unimpeded. The only difference (aside from being allowed to continue with the story) is that Alicia uses her Valkyria powers to blow a hole in the hull that's exploited in the final mission.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has Chapter 16: Operation Maiden's Shield, where the Marmota (a gigantic land battleship) is barreling towards the capital city, and Squad 7 is tasked with stopping it by redirecting its path into a trap laid by the Royal Guard. Fail, and the Marmota continues on to the capital unimpeded. Succeed...and the trap fails, and the Marmota continues on to the capital unimpeded.


* In ''[[VideoGame/DragonballZTheLegacyOfGoku Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II]]'', there's a boss fight against Android 18. Lose, and it's game over. Attack her until she's about half health, and she'll fire a ki blast to instantly knock out your character before the story continues.
** This happens a lot in Legacy of Goku II. During Vegeta's fight against Imperfect Cell, you fight him until his health runs low, and then it'll go to the cut scene of him absorbing 18 and becoming Perfect and defeating Vegeta in a few hits. During Goku's fight against Cell, you get his health low and then Goku surrenders.



** In ''Legacy of Goku 2'', there's a boss fight against Android 18. Lose, and it's game over. Attack her until she's about half health, and she'll fire a ki blast to instantly knock out your character before the story continues.
*** This happens a lot in Legacy of Goku II. During Vegeta's fight against Imperfect Cell, you fight him until his health runs low, and then it'll go to the cut scene of him absorbing 18 and becoming Perfect and defeating Vegeta in a few hits. During Goku's fight against Cell, you get his health low and then Goku surrenders.
*** This is at least partially because the game is based on Dragon Ball Z, and the developers apparently wanted to keep the game's plot as similar as they could to the plot of the part of the show they were adapting given the limits of the Game Boy Advance.


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* ''VideoGame/JustShapesAndBeats'': Two of the boss fights end with the BigBad mopping the floor with the player character, although losing before this point will still result in a GameOver. This is {{Averted|Trope}} outside of Story Mode, with the fight ending just before these points.
** "New Game" has him inhale the player before spitting them out onto the Islands world.
** [[spoiler: "Annihilate" has him eat the player character alive, then crushing them again when they start to reform. [[CameBackStrong Then, the sad cube revives you]] and you get an EleventhHourSuperpower that lets ''you'' deliver the CurbStompBattle for once.]]


* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': [[UnwinnableTrainingSimulation The Kobayashi Maru simulation]] assesses how a Starfleet cadet handles a "Heads, I Win. Tails, You Lose." scenario. Since the simulation ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption must]]'' [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption end in failure for the cadet]], [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the AI will do whatever it takes to ensure that the cadet suffers a horrendous defeat]], whether they decide to save the eponymous ship or not.

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* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': [[UnwinnableTrainingSimulation The Kobayashi Maru simulation]] assesses examines how a Starfleet cadet handles a "Heads, I Win. Tails, You Lose." scenario. Since the simulation ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption must]]'' [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption end in failure for the cadet]], [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the AI will do whatever it takes to ensure that the cadet suffers a horrendous defeat]], whether they decide to save the eponymous ship or not.


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*From the ProfessionalWrestling series ''Fanfic/TheJWL'': Invoked with ButThouMust. On [[http://www.angelfire.com/fl3/jasonsite/jwl24.html Episode 24]], Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} called out Wrestling/{{Chyna}} to accept her challenge for a match at ''[[http://www.angelfire.com/fl3/jasonsite/jwlwm1.html JWL [=WrestleMania=] I]]''. When Chyna said that she had nothing to gain from the match, Jackie [[SadisticChoice threatened to tell everyone]] that she, Chyna, was a coward and that she, Chyna, didn't have the guts to face her. Jackie then raised the stakes, challenging Chyna to a [[LoserLeavesTown Loser-Leaves-The-JWL]] match. Chyna admitted that it would feel good to send Jackie out of The JWL and accepted the challenge.


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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. When the boss [[spoiler:Doopliss]] copies Mario, he turns into a shadowy version of him. Lose, and [[CaptainObvious Mario's game ends,]] [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou Game Over]]. Win, and [[spoiler:Doopliss switches places with Mario [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall during the transition back to the field screen]], and escapes with Mario's identity and [[PlayerParty party]].]]

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''. When the boss [[spoiler:Doopliss]] copies Mario, he turns into a shadowy version of him. Lose, and [[CaptainObvious and Mario's game ends,]] ends, [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou Game Over]]. Win, and [[spoiler:Doopliss switches places with Mario [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall during the transition back to the field screen]], and escapes with Mario's identity and [[PlayerParty party]].]]

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* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': [[UnwinnableTrainingSimulation The Kobayashi Maru simulation]] assesses how a Starfleet cadet handles a "Heads, I Win. Tails, You Lose." scenario. Since the simulation ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption must]]'' [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption end in failure for the cadet]], [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard the AI will do whatever it takes to ensure that the cadet suffers a horrendous defeat]], whether they decide to save the eponymous ship or not.
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* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' has this occur in Rashid’s story in his battle against Ryu. Losing means having to restart the battle, while winning the battle has Rashid comment on Ryu as he struggles to rise...but in a last ditch effort, he proceeds to use the Shoryuken on Rashid, taking him down in a matter of seconds.


** There was a GameBoy Franchise/DragonBall game in which you (as Goku) have a boss fight against Tao Paï Paï in the forest. He's a difficult boss, but nothing that a skilled player can't handle without too much trouble. Lose and the story continues. Take his life bar to zero, and Goku freezes and the boss (who isn't beaten for some reason) will hit you until you die.

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** There was a GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy Franchise/DragonBall game in which you (as Goku) have a boss fight against Tao Paï Paï in the forest. He's a difficult boss, but nothing that a skilled player can't handle without too much trouble. Lose and the story continues. Take his life bar to zero, and Goku freezes and the boss (who isn't beaten for some reason) will hit you until you die.

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