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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. When the Red Viper is fighting the Mountain That Rides, a stableboy gets between them and gets his arm severed. Annoyed by his screaming, the Mountain finishes him off with a backslash [[KickTheDog purely to shut him up]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. When the Red Viper is fighting the Mountain That Rides, a stableboy gets between them and gets his arm severed. Annoyed by his screaming, the Mountain finishes him off with a backslash [[KickTheDog purely to shut him up]].
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. When the Red Viper is fighting the Mountain That Rides, a stableboy gets between them and gets his arm severed. Annoyed by his screaming, the Mountain finishes him off with a backslash [[KickTheDog purely to shut him up]].



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* Done in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' when a splash of deep-fry grease hit a stand of bleachers with audience of the Fry Cook Olympics, turning them into fish sticks. The concession guy then nonchalantly flips a sign to signify [[CarnivoreConfusion they're for sale]].

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* Done in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' when a splash of deep-fry grease hit a stand of bleachers with audience of the Fry Cook Olympics, turning them into fish sticks. The concession guy then nonchalantly flips a sign to signify [[CarnivoreConfusion they're for sale]].
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* This is a frequent occurrence with Dethklok concerts in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', both intentionally and not, enough so that one episode establishes fans have to sign waivers that Dethklok is not responsible for any of them getting horribly injured or killed - just from trying to listen to music. The very first scene of the first episode has the stand airdropped into place while the fans are standing around where it's supposed to land - and several of them get crushed when it lands quite a ways away from the intended landing area. Then, since the song they open the concert with concerns coffee, they dump a giant pot of it hot enough to immediately scald human flesh off the bones onto more of the concert-goers.



* This is a frequent occurrence with Dethklok concerts in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', both intentionally and not, enough so that one episode establishes fans have to sign waivers that Dethklok is not responsible for any of them getting horribly injured or killed - just from trying to listen to music. The very first scene of the first episode has the stand airdropped into place while the fans are standing around where it's supposed to land - and several of them get crushed when it lands quite a ways away from the intended landing area. Then, since the song they open the concert with concerns coffee, they dump a giant pot of it hot enough to immediately scald human flesh off the bones onto more of the concert-goers.

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* This is Done in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' when a frequent occurrence splash of deep-fry grease hit a stand of bleachers with Dethklok concerts in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', both intentionally and not, enough so that one episode establishes fans have to sign waivers that Dethklok is not responsible for any of them getting horribly injured or killed - just from trying to listen to music. The very first scene audience of the first episode has the stand airdropped Fry Cook Olympics, turning them into place while the fans are standing around where fish sticks. The concession guy then nonchalantly flips a sign to signify [[CarnivoreConfusion they're for sale]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsResistance'': In [[Recap/StarWarsResistanceS1E8ThePlatformClassic "The Platform Classic"]],
it's supposed to land - revealed that [[spoiler:Yeager's wife and several of them get crushed daughter]] were killed in a racing accident when it lands quite a ways away from [[spoiler:Marcus used hyperfuel to boost his racer and lost control, crashing into Yeager's ship and]] sending both racers into the intended landing area. Then, since the song they open the concert with concerns coffee, they dump a giant pot of it hot enough to immediately scald human flesh off the bones onto more of the concert-goers.spectators.




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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s plane of Ravnica, the Cult of Rakdos is their primary source of entertainment. Rakdos performances are quite the spectacle, but [[AFeteWorseThanDeath the people on stage aren't likely to survive]], let alone the audience.
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* In the Buu Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', after making a DealWithTheDevil with [[EvilSorcerer Babidi]] in order to gain more power to match Goku, Vegeta has them transported back to the World's Martial Arts Tournament stadium, where he proceeds to blow up sections of the still-packed grandstands in order to goad Goku to fight with him.

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** The bad guys attempt to invoke this in a later episode, again involving George. After Princess Marie Louise witnesses [[BackFromTheDead Gentle Chapman]] kill a man, she's deliberately targeted during Chapman's rematch with George, since Chapman's ally [[BloodKnight Michelo Chariot]] has disabled the part of the [[DeflectorShields force field]] that protects George's support team, including Marie Louise. This forces George to keep the Gundam Rose between Chapman's Gundam and the breach until Domon Kasshu forces Michelo out of the control booth and gets the shields restored.


* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': This occurs quite frequently during the Dark Tournament arc. More specifically notable examples include Shishiwakumaru's "Chorus of a Thousand Skulls" attack, and many of the matches between Team Urameshi and Team Toguro.

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': This occurs quite frequently during the Dark Tournament arc. More specifically notable examples include Shishiwakumaru's "Chorus of a Thousand Skulls" attack, and many of the matches between Team Urameshi and Team Toguro. Toguro; in both examples, unfocused attacks kill demonic audience members at random, while Toguro's ultimate form pulls the souls of the weak-willed out [[HumanResources to fuel his power.]]


* The original disaster in ''Film/FinalDestination4'' results in lots of spectators dying in a variety of ways as a result of a terrible Nascar crash and the seating collapsing. One of the spectators who ends up escaping their original death due to the main characters vision ends up [[ChunkySalsaRule obliterated]] by one of the car tires being hurled right out of the arena by the explosion.

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* The original disaster in ''Film/FinalDestination4'' results in lots of spectators dying in a variety of ways as a result of a terrible Nascar NASCAR crash and the seating collapsing. One of the spectators who ends up escaping their original death due to the main characters vision ends up [[ChunkySalsaRule obliterated]] by one of the car tires being hurled right out of the arena by the explosion.


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*UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} hasn't seen any spectator fatalities, although catch-fence crashes have happened that injured spectators.
**The inaugural Truck Series race at Daytona will forever be marred by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmT3gQQdJm4 the terrifying crash]] of Geoff Bodine on lap 57. Contact between Kurt Busch and Rob Morgan caused Morgan to make contact with Bodine's truck in such a way that Bodine was catapulted into the catch-fence at a speed of nearly 190 miles per hour. Bodine's uel tank exploded and the truck flipped over nine times extremely hard across the track before coming to rest on its roof in turn 1. The now crushed and mangled rollcage that was left of the truck was then struck by Ryan [=McGlynn=] on the driver's side. Bodine suffered a broken jaw, wrist, shoulder, and a concussion, while five fans in the stands were also injured by debris.
**The reason why restrictor plates are used at Daytona and Talladega is because of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xh4DoNVhI8 Bobby Allison's crash at Talladega]] in 1987. Allison's Buick blew a tire going into the tri-oval at 200 mph (320 km/h), spun around and became airborne, flying tail-first into the catch fencing. While the car did not enter the grandstands it tore down nearly 100 feet of fencing and flying debris injured several spectators.
**On the last lap of the 2009 Aaron's 499 at Talladega, Brad Keselowski turned Carl Edwards in the tri-oval. Edwards got airborne, was struck by Ryan Newman, and then was catapulted into the catch fence. Eight fans were injured by flying debris; the most serious one being a woman whose jaw was broken, and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. In a tribute to ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby'', Edwards got out of his car and jogged to the finish line.
**A notorious Big One happened on the last lap of the 2013 [=DRIVE4COPD 300=] at Daytona, the Xfinity lead-in to the Daytona 500. Regan Smith was turned into the outside wall by second-place Brad Keselowski coming to the checkers, and Kyle Larson's car was thrown into the catchfence. The front tires and the engine of Larson's car were torn out and landed on the spectator side of the fence as part the fence was torn down. 28 spectators were injured, 14 of whom were treated at the infield care center and 14 of whom were taken to nearby hospitals.
**On the last lap of the 2015 Coke Zero 400, as the field raced to the checkered flag, Kevin Harvick tapped Denny Hamlin from behind, instigating a massive wreck involving at least 24 cars (every car in the lead pack except for race winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr., second place Jimmie Johnson, and fifth place Kurt Busch). In the resulting collisions, Austin Dillon struck Hamlin at such an angle that he flipped over and flew into the catch fence in nearly the same place as Kyle Larson had in the 2013 Xfinity crash, ripping out the engine. Dillon's car landed back on the track upside down, coming to a rest at the exit to pit road, and was then hit again by Brad Keselowski, who spun in oil while trying to avoid the crash. Five fans were injured by debris, with one taken to Halifax Medical Center and later released, while the other four were treated and released from the infield care center.

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* One of James Incandenza's pre-Samizdat films in ''Literature/InfiniteJest'' centers on a spectator duel between Medusa and a being called the "Odalisque" whose beauty was said to have a similar effect to gorgons' ugliness; the entire audience is TakenForGranite, at which point it's suggested that this was the monsters' plan all along.


* Perhaps one of the most bizarre examples, at a game between the New York Jets and New England Patriots in 1979, two fans were struck by [[http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/27/a-drone-once-killed-a-fan-at-an-nfl-game/ a flying lawnmower]], one of whom died.

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* Perhaps one of the most bizarre examples, at a game between the New York Jets and New England Patriots in 1979, two fans were struck by a remote control plane [[http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/27/a-drone-once-killed-a-fan-at-an-nfl-game/ shaped like a flying lawnmower]], one lawnmower]]. One of whom them died.


** During Zuko and Azula's FinalBattle the former goads the latter to shoot lightning at him. Unfortunately Katara is watching and Azula, being cunning and [[AndYourLittleDogToo mean-spirited]], attempts to kill her instead (in what was supposed to be an honourable one-on-one duel). Zuko realises this and quickly [[TakingTheBullet jumps into the way]] to redirect the lightning, but because he was distracted he's left temporarily paralyzed. [[TheDogBitesBack Whereupon Katara kicks Azula's ass herself.]]

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** During [[CainAndAbel Zuko and Azula's Azula's]] FinalBattle the former goads the latter to shoot lightning at him. Unfortunately Katara is watching and Azula, being cunning and [[AndYourLittleDogToo mean-spirited]], attempts to kill her instead (in what was supposed to be an honourable one-on-one duel). Zuko realises this and quickly [[TakingTheBullet jumps into the way]] to redirect the lightning, but because he was distracted he's left temporarily paralyzed. [[TheDogBitesBack Whereupon Katara kicks Azula's ass herself.]]


** The 1928 Italian Grand Prix - Emilio Materassi lost control of his car and crashed into the grandstand, killing him and twenty two spectators. It's still the worst accident (in terms of number of lives lost) to occur at a Grand Prix event and is still the second deadliest motorsport crash of all time after the 1955 Le Mans disaster.



** The 1961 Italian Grand Prix - a car crashed into a spectator stand, killing the driver and fifteen spectators.
** During the first stage of the 1986 Portuguese rally, three spectators were struck by a car and killed.

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** The 1961 Italian Grand Prix - a car the Ferrari of Wolfgang von Trips crashed into a spectator stand, killing the driver von Trips and fifteen spectators.
** During the first stage of the 1986 Portuguese rally, three spectators were struck by a car and killed. This, coupled with Henri Toivonen's death during the Tour de Corse, would mark the crashes that's responsible for banning the Group B rally cars for good.


The polar opposite of StrayShotsStrikeNothing. Arguably an InUniverse form of TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou. SisterTrope to DeadlineNews, where the ''commentator'' falls victim to the deadly event.

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The polar opposite of StrayShotsStrikeNothing. Arguably an InUniverse form of TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou. SisterTrope to DeadlineNews, where the ''commentator'' falls victim to the deadly event. event, and a subtrope to FatalMethodActing, where it's the performer who dies while performing.



* Used as a throwaway gag on an episode of ''Series/HouseMD'', where House tries to cheer up a despondent Wilson by saying he got extra-special VIP tickets for a Monster Truck rally-the 'extra-special' comes from the seats being so close to the track that ticket holders ''must sign a waiver in case the trucks go out of control and kill them by accident''. Wilson, [[{{Wangst}} unfortunately, is too despondent]], and so House never gets to go ([[HoYay not without Wilson]]).

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* Used as a throwaway gag on an episode of ''Series/HouseMD'', where House tries to cheer up a despondent Wilson by saying he got extra-special VIP tickets for a Monster Truck rally-the rally -- the 'extra-special' comes from the seats being so close to the track that ticket holders ''must sign a waiver in case the trucks go out of control and kill them by accident''. Wilson, [[{{Wangst}} unfortunately, is too despondent]], and so House never gets to go ([[HoYay not without Wilson]]).



-->'In the event of a [[GoingCritical core breach]] in your section of the stands, we apologize'.
-->'Save a spectator day! Pick a mech without splash damage weapons!'
-->'It's hot enough to fry an egg out there! But with all that radiation, it's probably not wise to eat it'

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* This is a frequent occurrence with Dethklok concerts in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', both intentionally and not, enough so that one episode establishes fans have to sign waivers that Dethklok is not responsible for any of them getting horribly injured or killed - just from trying to listen to music. The very first scene of the first episode has the stand airdropped into place while the fans are standing around where it's supposed to land - and several of them get crushed when it lands quite a ways away from the intended landing area. Then, since the song they open the concert with concerns coffee, they dump a giant pot of it hot enough to immediately scald human flesh off the bones onto more of the concert-goers.



* Downplayed version with the comedian ''Creator/{{Gallagher}}'': during his heyday in the 1990s, Gallagher played concerts in indoor arenas. The first several rows were equipped with plastic sheeting they could pull over their heads when he began smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer on stage.

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* Downplayed version with the comedian ''Creator/{{Gallagher}}'': Creator/{{Gallagher}}: during his heyday in the 1990s, Gallagher played concerts in indoor arenas. The first several rows were equipped with plastic sheeting they could pull over their heads when he began smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer on stage.


* Entrants in ''Film/DeathRace2000'' earn points by killing spectators ''en route''. That's right: they're ''aiming'' for these people as a racecourse requirement.



* Entrants in ''Film/DeathRace2000'' earn points by killing spectators ''en route''. That's right: they're ''aiming'' for these people as a racecourse requirement.


* ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome''. After leaving a stunned Max, Blaster fetches a BladeOnAStick and charges at him. Max gets out of the way in time using the WireFu ropes, and a spectator hanging onto the outside of TheThunderdome gets impaled instead.

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* ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome''. After leaving a stunned Max, Blaster fetches a BladeOnAStick and charges at him. Max Max, who gets out of the way in time using the WireFu ropes, and a spectator hanging onto the outside of TheThunderdome gets impaled instead.



* PlayedForLaughs in a fight between Dark Helmet and Lone Starr in ''Film/SpaceBalls''. While dueling with their "light sabers", Dark Helmet makes a wild overhead swing and slices a sound guy off of his recording equipment.

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* PlayedForLaughs in a fight between Dark Helmet and Lone Starr in ''Film/SpaceBalls''. While dueling with their "light sabers", Dark Helmet makes a wild overhead swing and slices a [[BreakingTheFourthWall sound guy off of his recording equipment.equipment]].

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* Downplayed version with the comedian ''Creator/{{Gallagher}}'': during his heyday in the 1990s, Gallagher played concerts in indoor arenas. The first several rows were equipped with plastic sheeting they could pull over their heads when he began smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer on stage.

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* During a Music/LambOfGod gig in Prague, a local fan was pushed off the stage, landed on his head, and died. Lead singer Randy Blythe was prosecuted for manslaughter but acquitted, the judge declaring that the moral responsibility lay with the venue for disorganisation.

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