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  • In Arcanum, Kerghan's goal is to create a technological portal that will exploit the fragile balance between magic and technology and free him from the void. The game encourages you to destroy him with the Vendigroth Device, a technological weapon which utilises the same principle to turn his own magic against him.
  • Sleeping Dogs contains a rather subtle example. In the mission before the wedding, Peggy mentions that a black orchid flower will guarantee that she and Winston will be together for the rest of their lives. However, Wei STEALS those flowers, and from a sacred, non-corrupt buddhist temple at that. Peggy and Winston certainly do stay together for the rest of their lives... until they are gunned down at their wedding shortly after.
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  • If the player chooses to kill Sander Cohen in BioShock, then they can add as many delicious layers of irony as they want. After an entire level has been devoted to you running about Fort Frolic, murdering Cohen's ex-students and using the photographs of their dead bodies to complete his self-proclaimed "Masterpiece", the player can kill Cohen and take a picture of his corpse to net the appropriately-named "Irony" achievement. But wait, there's more! For some sweet poetic justice, why not kill him with the crossbow he gave to you? Better still, load it up with Incendiary Bolts — because nothing says irony like burning to death in an underwater city.
  • A retroactive example: In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, playable character Nisha Kadam has skills to improve her pistol attacks and is generally shown in art/advertising with pistol in hand. In Borderlands 2, which came out before it, she's become the sadistic Sheriff of Lynchwood, and when the time comes to end her brutal reign in an optional mission, there's a bonus objective to kill her...with a pistol. Now, originally this was probably there just as a Shout-Out to Western movies (especially since another bonus objective is "don't shoot the deputy"), but with the release of the Pre-Sequel it got a lot more ironically appropriate.
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  • The Abbot in the 6th Chapter of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow suffers this after losing the relic in his tower, which could have saved so many needlessly sacrificed lives in the village from the vampires. He curses Gabriel and Zobek to hell for taking it from him, only to find himself THE one going to hell! Also counts as a Karmic Death. What's even more ironic about his last words is that Gabriel and Zobek do in fact go to hell, and Zobek was actually one of the bad guys who orchestrated the starting events of the game.
  • The final boss of DOOM (2016) is finished off using the BFG-9000, the very same gun that she helped design back when she was Olivia Pierce.
  • Fallout 2. Myron is a smug, obnoxious teenage brat who keeps bragging about inventing Jet, the most addictive and lethal drug around. The fact that he killed a hundred slaves to get the formula right doesn't bother him at all, nevermind the fact that it kills tons of people on a daily basis. Even if he isn't killed by the many horrible things out in the wastes, or by the player, then karma still manages to get the last laugh on him: the epilogue reveals that he gets stabbed to death by a Jet addict in a bar and he's more or less completely forgotten about in a month.
    • In New Reno, all of the mob bosses have a method to quietly assassinate them, each humorously ironic. Big Jesus Mordino is the biggest drug supplier in the wasteland, but suffers a severe heart condition that makes any kind of stimulant fatal to him. John Bishop is a ruthless, paranoid man, even going so far as to rig his own safe with explosives, who uses private contractors to quietly assassinate his enemies' leadership. One of his potential victims offers you double what you're currently being paid to return the favor, and the easiest way to do so is to change the combination on his safe. Louis Salvatore had the Jet inhaler of one of the Wright sons poisoned, and the player has the opportunity to swap his oxygen tank for a poisoned one. Orville Wright is a devoted family man, whose crime family actually is his family, and you can give one of his children a loaded gun and tell them to wave it in daddy's face.
  • Fallout: New Vegas:
    • There are a variety of ironic ways to kill Caesar, and since he is Wicked Cultured, he'll be able to really appreciate the irony too.
      • Stab him with a knife, like how the real Caesar was killed. There is even a challenge for doing so!
      • Shoot him with 12 gauge coin shot (shotgun shells loaded with Legion denarii, his own faction's money). Alas, there is no challenge called "Render Unto Caesar What Is Caesar's".
      • Shoot him with A Light Shining In Darkness, the gun used by Joshua Graham, Caesar's former Dragon who he (tried to have) executed for failing him.
      • Kill him as a female Courier, since the Legion is a very Straw Misogynist faction that thinks women are only good for being baby factories and little else. Although whether Caesar himself believes that is unclear since he's a pretty big hypocrite regarding some of the other beliefs he instilled in his Legion (for example, "medical technology is bad because it lets the weak survive" got thrown right out the window as soon as he found out he had a brain tumor, and he keeps an Auto-Doc around in secret to treat it).
      • For that matter, said brain tumor could have been entirely preventable had the Legion not held the above belief about medicine. If you just leave him alone and do nothing, he will end up dying from it after the end of the game, and by the Legion's own beliefs, he would deserve it.
    • If you let Benny go free the first time you encounter him, you find him at Caesar's Fort, tied up. If you bring a pistol, you can shoot him in the head while he's kneeling before you — exactly what he did to you at the start of the game. Extra points if you pickpocket Maria, his own gun, off of him and shoot him with that (there's a challenge for that too).
    • You can get the Omerta bosses, who are planning on siding with Caesar's Legion to betray Vegas and slaughter civilians, to backstab and kill each other.
    • The Brotherhood of Steel are a faction of heavily armed isolationists who think everyone but them is too stupid to be trusted with advanced technology, so they steal as much of it as they can from the "ignorant" wastelanders and hoard it all to themselves. Now, if an ignorant wastelander — say, yourself — happened to be skilled enough with technology (high Science skill) to hack the terminal that controls their turrets, and then set them to target Brotherhood members instead...
    • In the Dead Money expansion, you can seal Elijah permanently in the vault he so desperately wanted to get into. The vault was actually deliberately designed to do this to someone else who wanted to get into the vault but never actually made it that far. You can also take the blatantly obvious Schmuck Bait and seal yourself in, causing a Non-Standard Game Over.
  • Fatal Frame: Backstory character Yae Munakata hung herself. Just like how her twin sister Sae Kurosawa died.
  • Five Nights at Freddy's:
    • In Five Nights at Freddy's 2, the only hope of survival against the animatronics for Jeremy Fitzgerald (and Fritz Smith) is hiding in an empty Freddy Fazbear head. If they catch him, they kill him by stuffing him into a not-empty animatronic suit, and the Game Over screen shows Freddy himself doing the job.
    • Five Nights at Freddy's 3 show that the child murderer William Afton, who lured at least five children away and killed them used a Spring-Bonnie animatronic/suit hybrid and an unseen Safe Room to commit his crimes. The Night 5 minigame shows what happened years after the fact - returning to the long-dead pizzeria to dismantle the animatronics, he is cornered in the Safe Room by the spirits of his victims and tries to hide in the same Spring-Bonnie suit. However, time, a leaky ceiling and his laughter aren't too kind to the suit's already hazardous springlocks, which break - releasing the animatronic parts and tearing William's body apart from within, killing him in the very same Safe Room and costume (and perhaps by the very same method) he had used to kill others. And he's later shown to be haunting the animatronic that his corpse is trapped inside of, just like his victims had done.
  • In the Fate route of Fate/stay night Shirou kills Kotomine Kirei with the same Azoth Dagger that the latter gave to Rin 10 years ago. Even more ironic that it also was the same dagger he killed Tokiomi Tohsaka (Rin's father and the one who gave it to him as a gift in the first place) within Fate/Zero.
  • In the background of the Tsukihime story, the magus Zelretch defeated Brunestud of the Crimson Moon, a being who could be called the personification and embodiment of the Moon's spirit, will, and power. How did Zelretch deal the final blow? He teleported the two of them to an alternate universe where humanity was extinct and Earth barren, and then dropped the Moon itself on Brunestud's head.
  • Happens to both of the Combine Hunter-Choppers encountered in Half-Life 2. The first one stalks and hounds you through the Canals, tormenting you with a Heavy Pulse Gun mounted on it's underside. However, a group of Rebels have managed to scavenge the one of the very same Pulse Guns used by the Chopper, which is given to you to use against the Helicopter. The Pulse Gun tears the Helicopter apart, forcing it to retreat and leave you alone for a little while. Soon after you duel the Chopper 1 on 1, using the very same weapon it's been using against you the whole time. Then in Half-Life 2: Episode 2, another Hunter-Chopper again chases you to a Rebel Base, the chopper begins peppering the base with spherical mines, which are set to go off about 5 seconds after hitting the ground. You defeat the Helicopter by tossing these mines back at it until it's significantly damaged, loses control and spins out, then crashes into a hillside.
  • In Heroes of Might and Magic IV, Mardor, captain of the town guard of Vitross, attempts to burn necromancer Gauldoth to death when the latter is wrongfully accused of being a child murderer. Gauldoth flees the town, and returns several months later with an army which he uses to besiege and capture the town. One of his first acts as lord of Vitross is to have Mardor burned at the stake.
  • In Mass Effect 2, you take Morinth the serial sex-murderer back to her apartment as a trap; shortly before you (can choose to) kill her, and she thinks she'll get what she wants, she remarks about chess:
    Morinth: I love any game where your opponent can believe he's about to win—just before you kill him.
    • Of course, this can apply to the player, too. If you go in thinking you can out-Paragon/Renegade her without 100% in the appropriate track, things go... poorly.
    • And if Morinth is allowed to live through ME2, then, in Mass Effect 3, she winds up ditching you to resume her life of indulging in her appetites as an Ardat-Yakshi. The very genes she claims make her the "true destiny" of the Asari then draw the Reapers right to her and they turn her into a Banshee, resulting in the PC blowing her brains out in the final mission.
    • The DLC mission pack "Lair of the Shadow Broker" reveals that this is a favored trope for Garrus (during his Archangel days, at least). Examples:
      Har Urek (saboteur): Suffocation (environmental suit malfunction)
      Gus Williams (weapons smuggler): Headshot (smuggled weapon)
      Thralog Mirki'it (red sand dealer): Chemical overdose (red sand, direct contact with all four eyes)
      Zel'Aenik nar Helash (viral specialist, serial killer): Cough
      • Garrus also says he would have harvested the organs of Dr. Saleon (a Mad Scientist who grew organs inside volunteers and later sold them, with horrific consequences for the failed subjects), but says that he'll have to settle for just shooting him.
    • Also from ME2: A Batarian bartender on Omega hates humans, and poisons any drink he serves a human. Shepard orders a drink, but due to his/her Cerberus cybernetic implants, s/he survives, and goes back to confront the bartender, who, not recognizing Shepard, pours him/her a free (obviously poisoned) drink. The renegade option? Make the bartender drink it, threatening to blind him one eye at a time if he refuses. No, good is definitely not nice.
    • This can happen to Kai Leng in Mass Effect 3, depending on your choices in the series. During the attempted Cerberus coup on the Citadel, Kai Leng kills Thanenote  by stabbing him in the chest with his sword. Then, at the end of the assault on the Cerberus base, Shepard kills Kai Leng by stabbing him in the chest with his/her omni-blade. For bonus points, only two of the six player classes use the standard omni-blade in gameplay. So the other four classes use the omni-blade once in the entire game just to invoke this trope.
  • Volgin, the Psycho Electro of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, gets killed by lightning. Naked Snake lampshades the irony of the situation. For an extra dose of Irony, the entire game Volgin used the phrase "Kuwabara Kuwabara" (A Japanese saying that was believed to ward off lightning) every time it rained. Right before his death he hears thunder go off and instead of saying the phrase, taunts the storm with "Who's afraid of a little lightning?"
  • Interestingly, Scorpion now has the original Sub-Zero's Spine Rip fatality as his own in Mortal Kombat: Deception. For a real twist of irony, pull this classic fatality off on Sub-Zero and Noob Saibot. Maybe that'll teach them for pulling that stunt on him in Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 4. This is also how he killed the first Sub-Zero in the story mode of Mortal Kombat 9, alongside his classic "Pull Off Mask and Kill It with Fire" Fatality: all that's left of Bi-Han is a skull with the spine still attached.
  • In Mega Man 2, Metal Man is easily one hit KOed by the Metal Blade. Not that it'll help much in the first fight.
  • In Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, Myrkul, the former god of death, is noted as being a huge fan of ironic deaths. Fittingly, you can utterly annihilate him using the powers his curse gave you. He even lampshades it, taking a perverse pleasure in the fact.
  • At the end of Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, villain Dr. Nefarious ends up stranded on an asteroid drifting through space. When he captures the heroes in the later game
  • Fire Emblem has a few deaths that drip in irony.
  • In Team Fortress 2, one of the Medic's alternate melee weapons is the Solemn Vow, a bust of Hippocrates, so players can be beaten to death by the father of medical ethics. What makes this even more ironic is that if you zoom in on the bust, there's a little brass plaque underneath that says "DO NO HARM", the time-honored motto of the health profession. And even better, what does "Hippocrates" sound like?
  • In Final Fantasy VIII, if Guardian Force Odin appears during the player's last fight with Seifer and rushes in to deliver his signature deathblow, the screen flashes as usual to depict the Single-Stroke Battle—except Odin is revealed to have been sliced in half himself by Seifer. Later in the fight, Gilgamesh appears and uses Odin's discarded sword to OHKO Seifer in return, further adding to the irony.
  • In one quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim you meet a Dunmer trapped in a spider web. After killing the Giant Spider involved, he asks you to cut him loose in exchange for a MacGuffin. After you do, he shouts "You Fool!" and runs deeper into the dungeon. Should the player choose not to pursue and kill him, he wakes up draugr that kill him, or failing that, steps on a pressure plate and gets splattered by a booby trap.
    • Players who know that he's going to betray them can also keep swinging after he's loose, often killing him before he even has the chance to run. He did say "cut me down," after all.
    • Ulfric Stormcloak supposedly started the Civil War by killing the High King with the Thu'um. If you join the Imperial Legion, at the end of the questline, when Ulfric lies at your mercy, you can execute him and end the war with your own Thu'um.
  • In The World Ends with You, you end up killing Game Master Konishi with the same pin she used in order to manipulate you and your partner. In fact, due to the way the boss fight works, it's impossible to not kill her like that.
    • And a few minutes later, you find Sho Minamimoto "crunched" and added to one of his own trash heaps.
  • World of Warcraft does this sometimes:
    • In the final battle with the Lich King, he proceeds to instantly kill the players attacking him before invoking this trope: his rival, Tirion Fordring, by arming the players and training them in preparation for this very fight, Tirion just delivered a world class 10 or 25-man army to Arthas' feet, who now lie fresh for Arthas to resurrect as unstoppable Scourge champions (which was actually his plan all along) and then kill Fordring, currently encased in ice mere feet away.
      • Averted only to be played straight when Tirion breaks free of the ice using the power of the Light and shatters Frostmourne, allowing Arthas to be killed - the irony being not only that by not killing Tirion, Arthas allowed himself to be killed, along with the fact he was a paladin before a death knight.
    • This is how Deathwing meets his end in World of Warcraft. The artifact he forged long ago to help him conquer the world, the Dragon Soul, is used by the heroes to kill him in the finale of Cataclysm.
    • In Mists of Pandaria, a boss in the the Heart of Fear raid, Blade Lord Ta'yak, has this particular gem as his Famous Last Words.
    "I'd always hoped to cut someone like that someday... to hear that sound. But to have it happen to my own prothorax is... ridiculous..."
  • In The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, Ignitus, the Guardian of Fire, dies in the wall of fire left in the wake of the Destroyer, whilst escorting Spyro and Cynder through it.
  • The Big Bad of Electronic Super Joy stole your butt. You kill him by butt-stomping him.
  • Near the end of Knights of the Old Republic II, the Jedi Masters you spent the game reassembling at Dantooine decide that everything that's happened is your fault and therefore you must be cut off from the Force entirely. Kreia promptly steps in and drains them of the Force to save you - and, them being old men who have depended on the Force for their entire lives, the shock of losing their connection to it immediately kills them.
  • Danganronpa's executions are typically tailored to either the killer's Ultimate talent, their personality, or both at once.
    • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc:
      • Leon Kuwata: A baseball player who hated the sport and wanted nothing more than to run away from it but was constantly pushed into playing it because he was so good at it. Literally chained to the middle of a baseball field and rapidly pelted with baseballs until death. Additionally, his victim, Sayaka, also got an ironic death since she was the one trying to kill him at first, only to be killed after he fought back.
      • Mondo Owada: Leader of a biker gang. Strapped to a motorcycle and forced to ride around in a spherical cage so fast he melted into butter.
      • Celestia Ludenberg/Taeko Yasuhiro: Styled herself as an Elegant Gothic Lolita with a pseudonym because she was ashamed of her dirt-common name and upbringing and wanted to be seen as high-class and sophisticated. Burned at the stake like a witch... which is exactly the kind of glamorous death she would want, so Monokuma runs her over with a fire truck at the last second (being run over by a vehicle is a very common cause of death).
      • Alter Ego: A very high-tech artificial intelligence. Demolished by a very low-tech backhoe.
      • Makoto Naegi: The Ultimate Lucky Student. Tied to a school desk on a conveyor belt slowly heading towards a giant crusher as Monokuma gives him a sex-ed lesson (i.e. a lesson about "getting lucky"). Also, he survives due to a lucky intervention by the last remnants of Alter Ego.note 
      • Junko Enoshima: The Big Bad behind the entire killing game and therefore every previous execution. Endures a marathon of every previous execution and loves every second of it.
    • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair:
      • Teruteru Hanamura: The Ultimate Cook (who insisted upon being referred to as the Ultimate Chef). Covered in batter and deep-fried in a volcano.
      • Peko Pekoyama: The Ultimate Swordswoman who viewed herself as a tool without free will. Fights off a horde of robotic samurai as Monokuma controls her with a voodoo doll on puppet strings (i.e. using her like a literal tool), only to be tricked into injuring her master (who was trying to save her) at the end.
      • Mikan Tsumiki: The Ultimate Nurse. Monokuma injects a giant syringe into a rocket shaped like a giant arm which carries her into the sun (okay, that one isn't as ironic as it is just plain weird). Additionally, her first victim, Ibuki, was the Ultimate Musician and was killed by strangling (which likely would have permanently ruined her singing voice had she survived).
      • Gundham Tanaka: The Ultimate Animal Breeder who could tame any animal. Killed by a stampede of various wild animals who were in no mood to listen to him. Additionally, he was a Chuunibyou who believed he had magical powers. He draws a magic circle on the ground and tries to cast a spell to save himself, but it predictably doesn't work. Thirdly, he was a wannabe Evil Overlord and Card-Carrying Villain who boasted that he would "fill Hell with true Hell" when he got there. He was carried up to Heaven instead.
      • Chiaki Nanami (and Monomi): The Ultimate Gamer. Her, Monomi, and all of Monomi's spare bodies are lined up and shot at Space Invaders-style. They eventually spot an exit door and attempt to flee through it as they are chased by a giant tank shaped like Pac-Man, which runs over all but her and one Monomi. They end up in a giant Tetris machine where they are slowly surrounded by giant Tetriminoes until finally being crushed by the oh-so-coveted line piece, forming a Tetris that causes the whole machine to explode.
    • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony:
      • Kaede Akamatsu: The Ultimate Pianist. Hanged from a rope over a giant piano, and her body is manipulated to play a beginner-level piano piece very badly. After she finally dies from strangulation, the spike-lined keyboard cover of the giant piano slams down onto her.
      • Kirumi Tojo: As someone with Arachnid Appearance and Attire, her execution is based on The Spider's Thread, a story about Buddha attempting to rescue a sinner from Hell by lowering a spider's thread for him to climb, only for the thread to snap when he tried to stop the other sinners from climbing it, beliving himself to be the only one worthy of being saved, and that selfishness only damned him to Hell all over again. Like the man in the story, Kirumi also believed she was the one most worthy of graduation at the cost of sacrificing everyone else, due to her responsibilities as de-facto Prime Minister of Japan. Monokuma, not being as benevolent as Buddha, instead provides Kirumi with a thorny vine to climb up a shaft filled with buzzsaws, which tear apart her clothes and body. When she reaches the top, she sees that the "outside" she had been trying to reach was actually a childish drawing taped to the ceiling. At that point, the vine snaps and she plummets back down to her death. Additionally, her victim, Ryoma, recieved Body Disposal by Irony in that his corpse was fed to pirahnas. As someone who took down The Mafia, it is indeed quite ironic that he ended up "sleeping with the fishes".
      • Korekiyo Shinguji: The Ultimate Anthropologist recieves an extremely Japanese execution of being hung up shibari-style and spun around (for added irony, hanging something up and spinning it around is also something he did during his crime), then cut down by a samurai, where he lands in a big pot and is boiled alive. Korekiyo was also a serial killer who believed himself to be possessed by the ghost of his dead sister, who he claims told him to kill 100 girls so that she could have friends in the afterlife. Unfortunately for him, it's proven that he was actually just crazy, since only his own ghost leaves his body upon his death, and when he runs into the actual ghost of his sister, she makes it pretty clear she doesn't approve of the murders he committed in her name by happily assiting Monokuma in throwing salt on his ghost, painfully melting it.
      • Gonta Gokuhara: The Ultimate Entomologist is shot many times with a Bee Bee Gun firing mechanical wasps, which sting his face leaving it covered in painful-looking welts. A giant, monstrous, clawed insect then impales him through the chest for the killing blow. Monokuma then incinerates both him and the giant insect with a flamethrower.
      • Kaito Momota: The Ultimate Astronaut is given a remix of Jin Kirigiri's execution of being blasted off into space, except this time, the rocket goes down, and tunnels through the Earth subjecting him to the extreme heat of the Earth's core before coming out the other side and continuing off into space. Ultimately subverted, since Kaito dies from his illness before the execution finishes, enraging Monokuma, and achieved his dream of seeing space before he died.
      • Tsumugi Shirogane: The mastermind of the killing game and die-hard (literally) Danganronpa fangirl sure would have liked to go out in a grand fashion like Junko did. Instead, she is anticlimatictally crushed by a piece of rubble as collateral damage from Keebo destroying the school.
  • In Saints Row: The Third, Killbane does a Neck Snap on Kiki DeWynter and dishes out a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on his own gang. If the player chooses to pursue Killbane instead of saving Shaundi, the Boss kills Killbane with a neck snap.
  • Not exactly "death", per se, but the create-a-wrestler storyline in WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 starts off with Santino Marella calling out the player's custom wrestler out of the audience to fight him, to which he loses and loses the Intercontinental Championship. This is exactly how Santino first debuted in the WWE (except there it was Bobby Lashley pulling him out of the audience instead of being chosen by his opponent).
  • In FreeSpace, the Shivans is the first who discovered Subspace, and made the Shielding system, the latter doesn't work while in the former. something that the SD Lucifier learned the hard way.
  • In Trauma Center, Big Bad Erich Von Reitanau plans an ironic death for the entire human race by engineering synthetic diseases that each correspond to what he perceives as humanity's "sins." For instance, there's one that represents war that makes the victim suicidal, one that represents overpopulation that gives the victim an extremely aggressive cancer, one that represents pollution that fatally poisons the victim, and so forth.
  • In the backstory of Star Trek Online, several Starfleet representatives proposed to enter the Klingon-Gorn War on the side of the Klingons on grounds of Undine infiltration of the other side. Councillor Sokketh blocked the proposal, saying that peace with the Undine was still possible. In the game proper, he's killed and replaced by an Undine.
  • Near the end of Persona 4, when the party has cornered the killer they've been tracking the whole game, Naoto half-suggests throwing him into the nearby TV, which would kill him in the same manner as he's been killing and attempting to kill others the whole game. The group argues over what to do, and it leads to the protagonist having to make the decision. If done, not only does the group commit their first murder, but it results in the death of a mostly-innocent man and leads to a bad ending, the real killer still unsuspected and on the loose.
  • The fate of all Noble Team members in Halo: Reach, listed below:
    • Jorge loved Reach but didn't die on it.
    • Kat was the brains of the team and the intel officer, but got shot in the head due to a lack of situational awareness. And she may have forgotten to turn on her shields. Oh, and she repaired the transmitter that Carter used to send the signal that may have drawn their enemies to them.
    • Carter was essentially the team captain and went down with the Pelican dropship he was piloting. His rank was Commander.
    • Emile loved sharp things and died by being stabbed.
    • Jun was a stealth expert and he went MIA.
    • Noble Six was a lone wolf and died alone on Reach.
  • Before the fight against Mhasse in Hype: The Time Quest on top of the monastery's belfry, said fat monk threatens the Hype will be descending from the tower a lot faster than he came up it. He is defeated... when Hype sends him plummeting down the monastery's belfry. Subverted, as Mhasse doesn't die, by he is put out of commission nonetheless.
  • Uncharted has a couple of examples:
    • Drake's Fortune has Atoq Navarro, who went with Gabriel Roman supposedly as his main lieutenant in finding El Dorado, but in reality was only in it for himself, wanting to snatch the idol for himself for use as a bioweapon, knowing full well what it did. In the end, he gets tied to the idol by his ankle as Nate sinks it to the bottom of the ocean.
  • In Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt, a guard walks off to take a quick smoke. His partner warns him - smoking will kill him. Seconds later Predator rips out a hatch to enter the facility that these guards are guarding. Said hatch lands on poor mook, crushing him to death. Sign on said hatch says: No Smoking.
  • Happens to the Gamillan Imperial Guard captain who tries to leave the Yamato in the subspace void. In the show, he was simply shot after a failed mutiny. In Super Robot Wars V, however, he was killed by the very fleet that he summoned to destroy the Yamato.
  • In killer7, the original six members of the Smith Syndicate were killed by Emir Parkreiner (aka Garcian Smith) in ways that go against their character traits and abilities:
    • Kevin Smith can turn invisible and sneak past enemies in-game. He died when Emir saw through his bellhop disguise.
    • Con Smith has super senses to make up for his blindness. He died because he didn't hear Emir enter his room (possibly because he was listening to music).
    • MASK de Smith, who normally has the appearance of a superhero-like masked wrestler, was killed when he was most vulnerable: in the shower, and not wearing his mask.
    • KAEDE Smith can break down barriers for her other teammates by slitting her wrists. She died when she tried to put a barrier between herself and Emir, while neglecting to tell the other members about the threat.
    • Coyote Smith is able to pick locks and jump to hard-to-reach areas with ease. He died when he attempted to barricade himself in his room, but Emir was able to shoot him from a blind spot.
    • Finally, Dan Smith is a big talker with a very powerful gun. He died when he attempted to bluff his way through a confrontation with Emir, but didn't take the shot when he had a chance.
  • In Dragon Ball FighterZ, winning the match with a hard strike when certain characters and stages are involved will trigger a special cutscene, almost always recreating a scene from the original series. In the day version of the Desert stage, if Nappa defeats Yamcha, one of the former's Saibamen will grab the latter and self-destruct, killing Yamcha in the exact way he died in the series (complete with his iconic death pose). But if Yamcha defeats Nappa, he'll use a Kamehameha to send the Saibaman back to Nappa, killing both and leaving Nappa's corpse in the iconic "dead Yamcha" pose.
  • In Red Dead Redemption II: Arthur Morgan, when he’s not robbing banks, holding up stagecoaches, and generally causing mayhem, draws beautiful sketches of places and wildlife in his journal, to the point where his fellow gang member remark upon it. What kills him in the end isn’t his violent lifestyle but tuberculosis. How is that ironic? In 1899, TB was also known as ‘The Artist’s Disease’.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II has Crow dying due to a stab to the heart, much like what he did to kill Osborne; by shooting his heart. And then it turns out that Osborne survived.
    • Cold Steel IV gets another one with Ishmelga, the cursed entity who made a deal with Osborne to save Rean's life because his heart got stabbed by a wooden splinter, is killed by Rean at the end of the game.


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