In "Fox McCloud VS Bucky O'Hare", the crew of the Righteous Indignation meet their ends by the hands of a justifiably furious Fox after killing Slippy.
The fight between Goku and Superman who both protect the Earth ends with it being destroyed by both heroes.
"Flash VS Sonic" is a battle between two speedsters, so one would expect it to come down to whoever's faster, right? Well, as Wiz points out in the post-fight analysis, the two combatants both possess speed that goes Beyond the Impossible, with such feats as The Flash outrunning instant teleportation and Sonic being able to Move in the Frozen Time, making it impossible to determine which of the two is faster. So, in this battle of speed, speed actually ended up being a non-issue in determining who won.
Happy Tree Friends uses situational irony a lot. Usually, a character will survive a horrible and destructive situation, but end up dying anyway, by, say, a throwaway item introduced earlier before. And, despite them dying, will end up in the exact same situation. So, ultimately, nothing gets accomplished.
In one Strong Bad Email, a fan told Strong Bad that he liked it better when Strong Bad simply answered the email without any gimmicks. After Strong Bad answers by expressing his agreement and supposedly ending the email, his computer spontaneously explodes.
The first victim of the Meta was thrown from a cliff after having their A.I. stolen. Later, he's disposed of in the exact same manner, in the exact same place, effectively dying where he was "born." To top it all off, he was scared of heights.And unlike that victim, he didn't survive.
Caboose - the "team-killing fucktard" of Blue Team - is revealed in Season 12 to have been the only member of the Reds and Blues to have not helped cause the Hand of Merope to crashland on Chorus.
invoked On more of a metatextual level, the episodes "The Not So Good Ol' Days" and "Self-Fulfilling Odyssey" from Singularity were both highly praised, but for the qualities normally expected to be seen with the other episode. To be more specific, the former was written by Miles Luna (who has a well-deserved reputation in the greater Rooster Teeth fandom for his skill at writing heartbreaking and emotionally charged stories) and the latter was written by Jason Weight (who, while being another great writer like Luna, has had more praise given to his skill in writing comedic moments over tragic and/or comforting scenes). When the two episodes came out, they then both received a very positive reception, but the reception in question was "opposite" to what most people were expecting - "The Not So Good Ol' Days," while still having its highly emotional moments, is often considered to be one of the funniest episodes in the entire series (Wash's Not So Above It AllSkyward Scream over how he "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot fell very quickly into Memetic Mutation), while "Self-Fulfilling Odyssey", while still hilarious, was widely hailed for its emotional scenes (such as Wash and Carolina's touching apology to each other and Caboose's surprisingly heart-wrenching and serious discussion about grief) and is thought of as one of the most emotionally-charged episodes of the whole series.
Beacon Academy is a metaphorical beacon of hope where Huntsmen and Huntresses are trained to fight monsters. Ruby attends the school because she dreams of becoming the hero who keeps people safe from the monsters. At the end of Volume 3, the villains destroy the school. However, Ruby unlocks a secret superpower, thereby freezing a Giant Wyvern to the broken tower. This transforms the tower into a literal beacon that continually attracts Grimm to the school, preventing the Huntsmen from being able to reclaim it and ensuring an army of Grimm remains camped on the city's doorstep.
When Jaune first joined Beacon Academy, he was a Casanova Wannabe who attempted to flirt with every girl he met. They all rejected or ignored his advances, except for one whose feelings Jaune didn't recognise until it was too late. In Volume 7, his first job as a professional Huntsman is to protect young children as they travel to school; all the mothers find this incredibly attractive and constantly flirt with him, such as one blushing mother who keeps giving him home-cooked casseroles. Now that he finally has lots of female attention, he doesn't enjoy it, finding it awkward and embarrassing instead.
Watts has spent Volume 7 carefully manipulating technology to ensure he and Tyrian can't be captured on any security footage and refusing to allow Tyrian to have a single base of operations because it increases the chances of them getting caught. He is eventually captured on camera by going to the one place he never expected to be filmed. When he visits Schnee Manor to pull Jacques into his plotting, their entire discussion is captured on hidden cameras that Jacques' abused wife has secretly placed in every room of the house to collect evidence of his illicit activities.
When Oscar first tells Ironwood that it's okay to be afraid, Ironwood tells him he has no intention of ending up a coward like Leo; he wonders if the key to defeating Salem is to sacrifice his humanity so that he doesn't have to feel fear at all. Instead of caving in to Salem the way the terrified Leo did, Ironwood shuts down his humanity and begins making cold decisions, such as abandoning Mantle to save Atlas, sacrificing the Winter Maiden's life to put the powers under his control, and arresting the heroes for opposing his decisions. During his final confrontation with Oscar, Oscar tells him that he's become as dangerous as Salem. Ironwood rescinds his friendship with Oscar, and shoots him. In the end, Ironwood got his wish: he didn't become Leo, he became something much worse.
Ironwood initially vowed to help Oscar bring back the missing Ozpin, and most of his interactions with Oscar are designed to achieve that result. However, it's the one interaction where he didn't want this outcome that causes Ozpin to return. With Ozpin locked deep inside Oscar's head, Ironwood tries jogging him loose by engaging in combat training with Oscar, and taking him to significant places, such as the Vault of the Winter Maiden, which was created by Oz. However, it's the act of severing his friendship with Oscar by trying to kill him that brings Ozpin back.
Used often in 8-Bit Theater. An example would be in this comic with a double dose of irony, first when Black Mage's prediction of the most dangerous thing in the dungeon being "a stairwell without adequate railing" being immediately proven wrong by a dozen dragons showing up, then a few panels later when the party tumbles down the aforementioned stairwell.
In El Goonish Shive, when Justin was outed, Melissa was herself betrayed in exactly the same way he thinks she betrayed him.
In this strip of General Protection Fault, Nick, who had a history of being a Horrible Judge of Character with regards to Trudy, finds several flaws in Trish's story and decides not to trust her. Meanwhile, Ki is weighing whether to trust Trish, and decides that perhaps being a trusting person like Nick is not a bad thing, and decides to trust Trish.
Jesus: As much as I appreciate the irony that after three years of tentacle monsters violating nubile young women, otaku-trannies, and furry sex that it was an image of missionary position sex for the purpose of procreation that made our sponsors drop all their ads, the truth is that you've seriously jeopardized the continued hosting of this webcomic.
Tucker from Girls with Slingshots was introduced as a guy who was hopeless with women having "learned" everything about them from Romantic Comedies and its Clarice who then decides to teach him "How to Talk to Women 101"; however later on Clarice is revealed to be extremely lonely and starving for affection and when she starts to fall in love with Joshua, its Tucker, the same guy who she smacked for his cluelessness with romance, who ends up giving her relationship advice.
In Heartcore, each of the overfiends represent one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Carval Volaster represents "Sloth", yet is the most hyper-active and confrontational of the overfiends. Word of God lampshades this in that "sloth" could either mean "physically inactive" (lazy) or "emotionally inactive" (apathetic). The former definition is not an accurate description of Carval, but the latter goes hand-in-hand with his Mad Bomber tendencies.
The webcomic mixes both Socratic and Situational Irony. Doc Scratch uses a series of leading questions to convince Rose to embark on a specific mission. The situational irony comes into play when the mission, intended by Rose and Dave to destroy the Green Sun, results in the creation of the Green Sun instead.
During the conversation between Roxy, Dave, and Rose on the meteor, Roxy complains, after learning that Rose and Dave are both good at psychoanalyzing people, and that they must get their genes from Dirk, she immediately proceeds to ask Dave a few innocent questions that pierce right through his ironic facade.
Bunni and Theo discover that their memories of their wedding are fake and have a brief breakdown, especially in regards to Theo's broken vow of chastity. The events surrounding planning their new wedding (or more specifically, Bunni dodging responsibility for calling her mother) leads to the team discovering a black-ops immortality project in a slum. The irony is twofold: Not only were Bunni and Theo married by the people who erased their memories in a legal (albeit quick) ceremony, but the reason their memories were erased in the first place was because they discovered that there was a secret immortality project.
October 12, 2017: The toughs agree to go on a mission to salvage dead people to save them. But others are not pleased with the idea:
Ennesby: But there are factions in the theatre of operations who would prefer the dead remain un-resuscitated. Crew member: And those factions will shoot at us to stop us? Ennesby: Without provocation. Crew member: So we'll have to kill a bunch of people in order to save the dead.
Spacetrawler: Rickshaw Boans thinks Krep isn't committed enough to the cause, and kicks him out of Interplanet Amity to prevent Krep from undermining the latest mission. Getting kicked out is what convinces Krep that Rickshaw is kind of a dick—and Krep decides to undermine him, by warning the intended victims of Rickshaw's latest mission.
The reason he hadn't realized he was a mage before joining the crew was that he never remembered his dreams and would hence visit the mage-exclusive dreamspace every night, but keep forgetting about it. The first time he remembers is by making an extra effort to remember his dreams... after being prompted towards it by Mikkel, who does not believe in magic.
Getting his powers taken seriously is a problem for Reynir after this: two people in the team don't believe in magic and two believe in magic, but sometimes seem to be taking his powers with a grain of salt (it takes Chapter 15 for Tuuri's first line that clearly shows that she has gotten around accepting that he's a mage, Chapter 17 for Sigrun). Lalli, meanwhile, dislikes Reynir on a personal level and doesn't speak his language, so he doesn't interact with him much. But if Reynir gives everyone his latest attempt at an anti-ghost rune, Lalli will test it if he actually runs into ghosts.
In Weak Hero, Kenny tries to leave the Manwol Gang because they want to recruit his brother Jake, and he doesn't want Jake involved in gang affairs. This leads to the Manwol Gang breaking his leg, ruining his career as a footballer, which in turns leads Jake to seek revenge by joining up with the Yeongdeungpo Union- the most powerful gang in the city.
Thespio: Oh, it's gonna taste so good by the second act!
The site Aspergia.com, which theoretically seeks to increase understanding of Asperger's Syndrome. The site tells the story of Aspergia, a mythical Atlantis-like land where having Asperger's was the norm and their society was built around facilitating the unique quirks the disorder granted each member. Then it's destroyed and the survivors are forced to scatter and live in "normal" societies. The irony is that the ultimate message is that Aspies should be allowed to behave as such instead of being forced to learn to integrate with normal society, but that's the only reason the ones in the story survived at all. There's a couple more reasons why it's ironic, but those are incredibly cynical.
In April of 2016, Jim Sterling of Jimquisition, who had had multiple different video game publishers and/or developers wrongfully accuse him of violating YouTube's Content ID rules, discovered a way to stop them monetizing his videos - make a video that two entities automatically tried to claim, and YouTube's system would be unable to automatically decide which one should profit from it - in other words, he discovered he could avoid being punished by doing more of the thing he was being punished for. If that wasn't ironic enough, in January of 2017, Jim found that "Chains Of Love", a song that had previously always been Content ID'd (making it perfect for blocking other Content IDs), was no longer forbidden, and so Jim had to find another entity to counter an inevitable Content ID from Nintendo. Jim ended blocking a Content ID from Nintendo by using videos from Nintendo's YouTube account, and from Nintendo's American YouTube account.
The Transformers episode of Demo Reel had the openly bisexual Donnie trying to play the dudebro Sam in parody of said movie.
In "Things I Found Stupid About School" by GradeAUnderA, the first point he makes is that making students write essay that are longer than they need to be, because there's a point where students will write unnecessary things to take up space, instead of being quick and concise - when Grade finishes, he admits that he spent an awfully long time complaining about being concise.
The Institute of Official Cheer, founded by a eunuch named Dick Peter Strochwacker (gelded in an unfortunate accident involving the arrow on a sculpture of Cupid), is devoted entirely to the study and extirpation of irony.
On his Amirable Animation review of the Gravity Falls episode "Land Before Swine", he praises the fact that, throught the episode, characters like Grunkle Stan, Soos and Old Man Mc Gucket actually suffer consequences for the stupid decisions that they make. As the show progressed, a very common complaint was that Mabel constantly got away scot-free with her selfish behaviour and the writing staff did nothing to fix that (if anything,they only made the situation worse, specially on the finale). What's more ironic? The one who called out Grunkle Stan on the reviewed episode WAS Mabel herself.
A systems administrator installed a security program on a network to protect it from viruses, but one still got in. It was later learned that the virus was introduced on the software to install the security program.
A psychologist was given a new computer, but broke down crying because she couldn't figure out how to use it. This is despite the IT tech setting up the new computer to mimic her old one as closely as possible. Her psychological specialty is human memory systems.
By the way, what does BTW stand for?
A user had a girlfriend who was a big fan of The Little Mermaid and downloaded a Little Mermaid screen saver for her. A month later, he discovered that the image from the screen saver was burned into the monitor glass, which is what screen savers are supposed to prevent.
A programming teacher gave his students their first assignment and told them not to worry about errors since everyone makes mistakes the first time. One student went to another teacher in tears because she couldn't find any errors in her completed assignment. She didn't realize she had written and executed a flawless program.
This Cracked article. Like Ghetto's Tax below, You Get Charged for Using Your Own Money and you pay more money if you are poor for necessities per year.
Wikipedia's "Things Wikipedia Is Not" page includes a link to an Outtakes page, which is sort of a Just For Fun version of the normal one. One of the things on this Outtakes page is "Wikipedia is not Tv Tropes", with an edited version of the front page of this website. The front page of this site has since been rewritten, and no longer contains any of the phrases they parodied.
We are Wikipedia. We're a buttload more formal. We don't really encourage breezy language and original thought as much as that other wiki. ThereIsSuchThingAsNotability, and citations are needed. If your entry cannot gather any evidence by the Wiki Magic, it will be deleted in fairly short order.
The YouTube video "10 Mistakes in Inside Out" itself made at least three mistakes:
There were only 8 "mistakes" in it.
One was when Joy, Sadness and Bing-Bong decide to go through the Abstract Thought Chamber rather than around it. This was a bad judgement call by the characters — a quite common type of false "mistake".
Another was when the three were in the Chamber, which got turned on, and they were fighting its effects (literally pulling themselves together, and reattaching bits which came off). One such reattachment happened off-screen, and according to the video-maker, this somehow made it a "mistake".
In 2020, YouTube started marking videos as either "Made for kids" or "Not made for kids" in an effort to meet with COPPA regulations and keep children from seeing adult videos. Thing is, the update has resulted in many extremely graphic videos clearly not meant for children being recommended for children. Even a WHOLE channel called "Sundance Now" had all of its videos flagged as such. One of the videos is a trailer of a film rated NC-17 by the MPAA. The irony is that in their attempt to make it less likely for children to see adult material, they actually made it much more likely.
On the Cowboy BeBop at His Computer article main page (about mistakes in various media), the explanation of the Trope Namer page image (about how the description of the image is supposedly nothing but errors) itself contained errors, perhaps most notably the complaint that the computer isn't owned by the character seated at so "it isn't her computer". Whoever wrote that had clearly never read Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide, which hinges on (and thoroughly explains) this kind of faulty logic; even someone who has never heard of the show can clearly see that it definitely is "her computer" in at least the sense that it's the one she is using at the moment.note And one comment on the Discussion page claims that it actually is owned by her, so this complaint had no basis even if you allow only the full possessive sense of "her", and not the strong and weak indicative senses. This has been corrected on the Main page, but not the Anime And Manga page.
Disaster Dominoes is listed under Comedy Tropes, but the Real Life page is made up almost entirely of tragedies at best and literal disasters at worst. (The sinking of the Titanic, the Chernobyl explosion, the Tenerife airport disaster...)