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  • In Anti-Heroes, the lich Finx, lampshades this moments before his demise.
  • The Fat Guard at the claws and beak of Fluffles in Goblins. His plan was to, through months of agonizing torture, turn it into a killing machine that would fight for Brassmoon. Well, he got the first part right...
  • The Wotch: Natasha Dahlet of DOLLY is turned into a dolly.
  • In Sam & Fuzzy, this trope is double subverted. Mr. Blank looks like he'll be setting it up when he is dangling from the side of a flying skyscraper and proclaims that Sam doesn't have it in him to let him fall — only to be proven wrong when Sam steps aside and lets Fuzzy unceremoniously kick him off. As it turns out, this didn't take and Blank is later seen climbing up the side of the skyscraper — only to be hit by the corpse of a man he murdered in cold blood earlier on in the arc, loose his footing, and fall off the building to his death together with the corpse.
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  • Bittersweet Candy Bowl has, from its bonus comic alternate universe Disaster Dominos comic, Kizuna, who, after murdering several students, dies of the bloodborne disease one of them carried. It isn't present in the main series. Yet.
  • The titular business of Suicide for Hire runs on helping people bring karmic deaths onto themselves.
  • In The Kenny Chronicles Kenny and Funky's feud started when Funky made a porno of Kenny and his girlfriend having sex in a dumpster. A year later Funky fell six stories into a dumpster (a complete accident, though his friends think Kenny is somehow responsible).
  • Homestuck:
    • After making his Face–Heel Turn, Eridan kills Kanaya with the magic wand she made for him. That's not the karmic death. That comes when after Kanaya comes back as a Rainbow Drinker, she snaps said wand in half, then tears her killer a new one with a chainsaw.
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    • This is also one of two ways a player that has reached Godtier can be permanently killed (the other being a Heroic Sacrifice), as Vriska finds out. If she'd gone through with her plan to fight Jack Noir, it would have led to the deaths of all the other trolls, and thus, Terezi killing her was ruled a Just death. Or from Spades Slick smashing the God Tier Clock with the Anti-Juju Crowbar, negating any resurrection it would have brought; whether Vriska would have gotten a Just death in-universe or not was written as an Ambiguous Situation, but from an out-universe perspective it's still an example.
    • In the "[S] Game Over" timeline, we get three more Just deaths, though only one of them is a true example. Aranea Serket kills Jade Harley and Jane Crocker, who are both God Tiers, and both of their deaths are ruled Just; however, since they were being brainwashed by the Condesce into working for her and carrying out her plans, this was a form of Cartesian Karma, and we see that at least in Jade's case, Aranea manipul8ed the God Tier clock into ruling her death Just, and so this probably carried over to Jane as well. Aranea herself, however, is the true example, as she is killed via a Neck Snap from the Condesce, then thrown into a fire; due to Aranea's aforementioned killing of Jade and Jane, also killing Jake and mortally wounding Terezi, and dooming an entire timeline, her death, too, is ruled Just.
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    • The Homestuck Epilogues reveals that this is Lord English's fate. For the villain whose existence defines canon, has woven himself in to the alpha timeline, and hijacks the narrative to make Act 6 Act 6 (sans the Intermissions) all about him, he's finally killed off by Davepetasprite^2, a character who did not exist until near the end of the comic and is half-made up of one of the most minor trolls in the entire post-scratch troll group. He is then eaten by a powerful, alternate version of the sister of his who he killed earlier, in an offscreen Curb-Stomp Battle where he's not even named. Ultimately, the sociopathic meta villain is taken out by a late-story fusion of two side characters and the one person he hates the most, in a deliberate Anti-Climax.
  • In the space arc of Arthur, King of Time and Space the False Guenevere's mysterious illness is clone degradation. The karmic bit is that it is excerbated by the spells she casts to prevent Arthur realising she's not the real Guenevere.
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Tsukiko is a necromancer who believes that Humans Are Bastards, and that inversely, the undead are misunderstood people who are better than them. However, in the end, Redcloak proves her wrong by taking control of her wights — while describing the undead as mere "tools" and "weapons" — and having them drain her to death and eat the body. Believe it or not, it's actually pretty sympathetic, as evidenced by this exchange:
      Demon-roach: What's wrong with you?
      Monster in the Darkness: I guess I'm sad. I mean, Tsukiko just wanted to be loved.
      Demon-roach: So? No one cares.
      Monster in the Darkness: I know. That's why I'm sad.
    • Yukyuk, Belkar's third Evil Counterpart in the Linear Guild, made his debut by trying to kill Mr. Scruffy for no reason. After being mentally dominated by Vaarsuvius for a while, he ends up being killed in an attack by his own teammates, while Mr. Scruffy uses him as a body shield. Played with in that Elan brings up all the other horrible stuff Belkar had already done to him before this point - Belkar shrugs it off with "interest".
  • In The Greatest Gift, Neptune, the father of Venus (Jupiter) and Astra (the real Venus), was Venus' Predecessor Villain and absolutely ruthless mob boss of Las Haygas. In the end, he ends up short changing an assassin he hired to kill a rival mob boss, who kills him in revenge.


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