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Oct 20th 2019 at 4:56:26 AM •••

Does this trope only apply to bad karma? I don\'t think I\'ve seen any positive example.

Aug 24th 2015 at 6:37:32 PM •••

Rytex removed:

"* In the 2014 soccer World Championship, the Brazilians were playing unusually rough, traumatizing opponent players nearly every match (in soccer, unlike hockey, such conduct is very much frowned upon). Then, in the quarter-final, their leader, Neimar, one of the biggest soccer superstars in history, at the peak of his career, got a hit directly to the spine that was literally 2cm away from leaving him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life! (Thanks to an immediate medical aid, he got off with being out of commission for four to six weeks) Crippled and demoralized, the Brazilians were utterly crushed in the next match and knocked out of competition."

arguing that "The Brazillians weren't really that brutal. They played no different than they normally did. There was no karma to be had here." and replaced it with a very weak example which, as such, was more of a consolation than improvement (and it doesn't really belong here).

I'm not the only one thinking that Brazilians crossed the line and got what was coming to them: NYTimes, The Columbus Dispatch, heck, this even made it to Wikipedia!

The real cause is I'm refusing to pass an opportunity to include an example that is so powerful and spectacular. They were literally wading through slaughter, thinking they are cheating fate - both them and Germans came to the semi-final undefeated - and then, got a hit from the fate itself so hard that they never got up again. All in all, the 1-7 annihilation was the worst in their history (and not only theirs)!

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Aug 25th 2015 at 5:53:14 AM •••

Leaving aside the fact that the entry is claiming "this guy deserved a debilitating spinal injury," which is genuinely fucked up, this is No Real Life Examples Please, so it has to go.

Aug 30th 2015 at 12:37:23 PM •••

The actual message was intended to be: "the team needed to be brought to their senses, and it just happened to be him for maximum effect".

NREP is reasonable here. But buried deep in the footer? This needs to be made more visible (fixed that).

Edited by __Vano
Dec 31st 2014 at 11:41:06 PM •••


  • Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet died of a heart attack on 10 December 2006 (Human Rights Day). It was also the 84th birthday of his wife Lucia Hiriart.
Er, so what?

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Jan 1st 2015 at 5:41:37 AM •••

The last sentence needs to go. The rest of the example might fit Call It Karma if I remember the definition right.

Nov 27th 2012 at 10:11:50 PM •••

"When Roy Walker left the British game show Catchphrase (a show he was very well-known for hosting), he was replaced by Nick Weir. He tripped and broke his leg within the opening of the first episode he hosted."

Is this entry incomplete? There's no mention of why the trope applies or is deserved.


"The prince really was a real Jerkass, and more importantly he was also a prince with the power to make people's lives really unpleasant. This was not his first act of selfishness, and even on becoming a Beast it was not his last. There is no telling what sort of authority he might have grown up to become without learning a lesson about love and selflessness."

On the other hand, changing all the servants, including the children, was a bit much. The Prince needed a smack, esp since in medieval times, legal maturity came earlier, but every servant, including the kids? The same servants who could be beaten or whipped for defying authority? Disproportionate indeed.


There's a lot of sports entries. I count ten, including Vuelta a Espaņa (apparently a big bicycle race). Is that enough for their own folder?

Edited by Candi
Oct 24th 2012 at 4:40:28 PM •••

Can there be entries of Laser-Guided Karma for entire fantastic races? Just want to know.

Feb 6th 2012 at 12:47:13 PM •••

Why is a whistleblower on this page? Firstly, Assange has the support of thousands and is a candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize along with Bradley Manning. Secondly, he didn't get an ironic or poetic punishment. Whoever added this obviously thinks that America can never be wrong, ever.

Edited by aranamor
Dec 10th 2011 at 11:14:49 PM •••

"Invoked in the Whateley Universe. A powerful sorcerer commits heinous, heinous deeds. Then, she gets one of her spells rebounded at her, using the rule of three. She now has a black hand approaching her, that is all her misdeeds. When it hit a previous character who allied with her? HIS FACE MELTED OFF! She's done far, far worse."

It'd be nice if I could understand what the hell this was supposed to mean.

Jan 7th 2011 at 6:29:10 PM •••

The Troper Tales page is completely empty.

Nov 28th 2010 at 8:00:08 PM •••

Should the music video for Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You" be considered this? I mean, throughout his years, he tries to date this girl, but due to his poorness, she treats him like crap. When he becomes the "Lady Killer," when he actually has money to burn, he rejects the same woman who treated him like crap, who is down on her luck.

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