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]] Probably has something to do [[BloodlessCarnage with how bloodless it is.]]]]


If the {{hero}} is not responsible for the death in any way, it can also be a KarmicDeath.

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If the {{hero}} hero is not responsible for the death in any way, it can also be a KarmicDeath.


A "petard"[[note]]Derived from a French term for breaking wind[[/note]] is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".

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A "petard"[[note]]Derived from a and related to the Medieval French term for breaking wind[[/note]] is verb ''peter'', [[{{Fartillery}} to break wind]][[/note]] was an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) gunpowder, and a medieval ancestor of the land mine) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".


For examples involving literal (explosive) petards, look up ExplosiveStupidity, GrenadeHotPotato, and Pineapple Surprise.

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For examples involving literal (explosive) petards, look up ExplosiveStupidity, GrenadeHotPotato, and Pineapple Surprise.PineappleSurprise.

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For examples involving literal (explosive) petards, look up ExplosiveStupidity, GrenadeHotPotato, and Pineapple Surprise.


A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".

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A "petard" "petard"[[note]]Derived from a French term for breaking wind[[/note]] is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".


The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of their downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off their own trap.

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The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of their downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by thier their own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off their own trap.


A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".

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A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".


The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of their downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off thier own trap.

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The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of their downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off thier their own trap.


A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".

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A "petard" is an explosive device (basically a bucket full of gunpowder) intended to demolish gates and fortified walls; being too close to the detonating explosive could well toss the engineers who planted it into the air. Thus, this term literally means "Blown into the air by one's own bomb" and [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples [[JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples was first coined]] by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', though [[BeamMeUpScotty the original quote was]] "hoist ''with'' his own petard".


The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of thier downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off thier own trap.

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The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of thier their downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off thier own trap.


The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of his downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by his own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off his own trap.

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The villain's own weapon or malicious plan is the cause of his thier downfall and/or death. This could be something as big as a MadScientist who creates monsters and/or a WeaponOfMassDestruction getting killed by his thier own creation, or as small as a prankster accidentally setting off his thier own trap.

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!!'''As this is often a DeathTrope, all Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''

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!!'''As '''As this is often a DeathTrope, all Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''
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