User:WikiMallich/Exotic Deaths

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This is list of the more... exotic... ways to die. Once the page is more complete it will be moved from a user page to the wiki proper.

Dying Via Portal

For bystanders:
- The dessicated husk of (Character Name) suddenly apparated into the location, but they were already dead!

For the character:
- You step through the doorway into another hallway, and feel a bit nauseous. It quickly passes. As you do so, you take (X) points of damage! This was enough to kill you!

Eating An Easter Egg

For the character:
- You eat the Easter Egg. It is delicious! Suddenly you feel a wash of magic come over you, as though a million tiny needles were trying to burst out from the inside. You take 161 points of damage! You feel the outward force ripping your body apart! This was enough to kill you!

For bystanders:
- (Character Name) popped a delicious-looking easter egg into their mouth. Moments later, their body explodes in a hail of feathers!

Eating A Candy Corn

(candy corns deal 1 point of unsoakable damage on consumption)
For the starving character:
- You cautiously nibble the small white point of the candy corn. It tastes terrible! People eat this stuff? You violently cough and try to spit the candy out as best you can, but it is stuck in your throat! You fall to the ground as your surroundings fade to black... You have died!
For the amused bystanders:
(character name) was attempting to consume something when suddenly they started coughing and spluttering violently, appearing to choke! Eventually their struggling ceases and they drop to the ground, dead.

Killed by a turned spell

For bystanders and the person who parried the spell:
- (Character Name) was killed as (his/her) (Spell Name) spell was reflected back on (him/her) by (Character Name)!

Killed in an accident when researching alchemy

There are two possible messages. Both of them seem to use the words "he" and "his", regardless of the character's true sex.
For the alchemist:
- Your (sic) spend considerable time working with the Femur and your experiment goes awry! You take 29 points of damage as noxious gases rise from the experiment, burning your eyes and throat! This was enough to kill you!

For bystanders:
- (Character Name) was mixing chemicals together when a cloud of acrid purple gas rose from the experiment, blackening his flesh and causing him to choke! He has died!
- (Character Name) was mixing chemicals together when the mixture suddenly exploded, catching them in the blast! He has died!

Killed by a Glyph of Pain Vs Evil

For bystanders:
- (Character Name) was [sic] suddenly collapsed, dead, their body surrounded in a cloud of swirling motes of light!
For the victim:
You feel the life force within you drained from your body as you take actions in this area. You take 3 points of damage. This is enough to kill you!

Using Explosive Murder

This attack also performs an Area of Effect attack, the results of which are announced in the same line.
For bystanders:
- (Character Name) has exploded in a violent flash of hatred and hellfire, spraying heat and gore everywhere.

For the angsty Pariah: (you get both the messages even though they repeat the same thing)
- You take a moment to concentrate your inner hatred; suddenly, with great violence, your mortal shell explodes, spewing hatred and hellfire everywhere. Your attack affected X characters and/or pets and killed Y pets and Z characters.
- Your mortal shell explodes in a blast of hellish fury!

Trying to drink a Vial of Angel's Tears if you're a demon

I'm not sure if this one always uses the masculine pronoun - I've only tested it with a male character.
For bystanders:
- (Character Name) took a swig of a salty liquid from a bottle and suddenly light began to leak from every orifice before he dissolved in a blast of white light and a lingering harmonic chord!
For the unlucky demon:
- You drink the contents of the vial! The awful purity and goodness sears your body from within as you do so! You take X points of damage! You are overcome by the awful goodness as it wrenches your soul! You collapse in pain and horror, light bursing [sic] from every orifice before the goodness overwhelms you and dissolves your infernal flesh!

Using a damage type that opposes your alignment

See the Damage Type page for the amount of unsoakable damage, and the size of any morality change.
For bystanders:
- (Character name) collapsed, (his/her) body suffused with a deep red glow that seems to emanate from deep within as (he/she) attacked (target name) with a (name of attack, e.g. flaming sword or (spell name) triggered spell). (He/she) has died!
For the unlucky attacker:
You attack (target name) with your (name of attack) and hit for (number) points of (type) damage. The Elder Powers are displeased with your use of (damage type) to attack! You take (6 or 10) points of damage and have (gained/lost) (3 or 5) morality points! This was enough to kill you!

Running around in sunlight as a vampire

For bystanders:
- (Character name) suddenly caught fire and burned away into ash!
For the vampire:
The sunlight burns your skin for 2 points of damage. Your body bursts into flame and burns away into ash!

Traipsing through the Snowglobe plane without Planar Protection

For bystanders:
- (Character name fell into the snow and passed out due to hypothermia. They have died!
For the traveler:
You feel the cold winds chill you to the bone. You take 1 points of cold damage! This was enough to kill you!

Drinking a Vial of Acid, because you're an idiot

For bystanders:
- (Character name) took a drink of a foul-smelling liquid from a bottle and suddenly doubled over and collapsed, gasping in pain for a few seconds before dying!
For the person who mistook it for cola:
- You wrinkle your nose at the acrid smell and manage to quickly choke down the acid. It burns horribly as it goes down your throat! You take (number) points of damage! Your internal organs are unable to contain the acid as it eats away your vitals from the inside! You fall to the ground, writhing in hideous pain and gasping for a few seconds before you expire!

Feeding yourself to your own weapon

For bystanders:
- (Character name) was performing a grotesque feeding of their own body into their (weapon name) to power it, when things went suddenly awry and he was completely chewed apart by the weapon!
For unlucky demon:
The awful grind of using up your own flesh to power your weapons is too much for even you! Your weapon continues chewing and chewing on your body until there is nothing left!

Death by Defiler Poison

I'm not sure if this one always uses the masculine pronoun - I've only tested it with a male character.
For bystanders:
- (Character name) was looking terribly sick and has keeled over, clutching his chest, dead from defiler poison!
For the guy who pissed off the Defiler (or his cauldron):
- The defiler poison coursing through your veins makes you feel as though your blood is on fire. Your action causes you to take (number) damage. Your body can take no more - you clutch at your chest as your body gives out and dies!

Death by Minor Poison

For bystanders:
- (Character name) was looking pale and wan and finally keels over, dead from poisoning!
For the poison victim:
You feel sick and nauseous from the poison. Your action causes you to take 1 point of damage. This is enough to kill you!

Smoking

For bystanders:
- (Character name) was taking a draw on a cigarette when suddenly they began to cough uncontrollably and gasping for air before collapsing, dead!!
For the smoker:
You take light one of the cigarettes and take a few puffs of smoke. Your lungs constrict as the smoke fills them and you hack and wheeze a bit. You take (number) points of damage! Your lungs seize up as a horrific coughing fit shakes your body! Soon, you begin to feel light-headed and then collapse, dead.

Playing with a grenade

Always uses "him".
For bystanders:
- (Character name) was fiddling with a small object in his hands which suddenly exploded, killing him in the blast!
For the curious fool:
You fiddle with the pin mechanism, jogging it in and out. There is a soft click as the pin bends which you pay no attention to. A moment later, the grenade explodes in your hands! You take (number) points of damage! The force of the blast was enough to kill you!

Death by Wytchfire

For bystanders:
(Character name) was consumed by unholy flames. Their charred body collapses, reeking of sulfur!

The victim does not appear to get a special message.

Drowning

For the drowning character:
Your muscles eventually grow tired from treading water. You finally sink beneath the waves and drown!
For the witness:
The bystander does not get a special message.

Setting up a stronghold while of the wrong morality

For the selfless character:
Because your alignment does not completely embody your faction's ideals, the Elder Powers are displeased; you take x points of damage! This was enough to kill you!
For the amused onlookers:
(Character name) gave a gasp and keeled over, dead!

Going diving in magma without protection

Lake of fire

For the extra-crispy character:
The flames about you beat on your body as though you had been cast into a furnace. You take <x> points of fire damage! Your body is no longer able to withstand the heat; there is a flash of pain all over as your body catches fire and you are vaporized! You have died!
For the amused bystanders:
???

Lava

For the extra-crispy character:
The heat from the lava is unbearable and sears you as you walk on it. You take <x> points of fire damage! You are overcome by the pain and topple over into the lava, your body quickly scorched and burned away! You have died!
For the amused bystanders:
(Character name) was passing through this location when they fell over into the lava. Their body quickly charred and blackened before sinking into the lava!

Swimming through the poisoned sea without protection

For the lost swimmer:
The acrid, polluted water in this area burns your skin and your lungs ache from the fumes in the air. You take 5 points of acid damage! You have been poisoned! As you swim through the water, your body succumbs to the burning sensation and you begin swallowing water. The acrid water burns your throat and soon you lose consciousness, sinking beneath the waves. You have died!
For the local environmental activists:
(Character name) choked and spluttered as they sank beneath the waves!

Trying to land in the void

For the jumper:
There is no solid ground beneath you to land on! You shriek and plunge into the endless void! Eventually, the Powers take pity on you and your corporeal shell is destroyed!
For the witness:
The bystander does not get a special message.

Loosing the Crossbow of Cold Resolve once too often

For the attacker:
You feel vigor leaving your body and fueling the crossbow. You take 3 points of damage. The strain on your body is too much and you collapse from loss of vigor. You have died!
For the victim, and any witnesses:
(Character name) was firing a crossbow at (Character name) when his body went wan and pale, causing it to collapse, dead!
Editor's note: I don't know if it always the masculine pronoun.

Boosting Fists of Holy Resolve damage with too little health

For witnesses:
(Character name) collapsed as they attacked {target), having strained their body beyond its mortal capacity in the attack!

The user of the skill does not appear to get a special message.

Using Lamp of Clinging Purity with too little health

For witnesses:
(Character name) suddenly burst forth in a blaze of penetrating pale blue light that illuminated every corner of the area before suddenly collapsing with a shallow gasp, bruises welling up all over their body! They have died!

The user of the skill does not appear to get a special message.

Going through a portal that drains hit points

For the incautious Planeswalker:
???
For the somewhat shocked bystander:
The dessicated husk of (Character name) suddenly apparated into the location, but they were already dead!
Editor's note: This was seen in the pocket space containing the Sires of Retribution shrine. Different portals might have different messages.

Firing the Virtuecaster as a Demon

For the demon in question:
The Elder Powers are displeased with your use of holy damage to attack! You take 10 points of damage and have gained 5 morality points! This was enough to kill you!
For the bystanders:
(Character Name) collapsed, their body suffused with a deep red glow that seems to emanate from deep within as he attacked (Character Name) with a Virtuecaster. They have died!

Killed by walking through Hallowed Ground

For the unfortunate non-angel:
You fall to your knees. Unable to withstand the overwhelming sanctity of your surroundings, you pass out and never come to. You have died!
For the bystanders:
(Character Name) was passing through this location when they fell to their knees. They open their mouth as if to speak, but nothing but a bright light comes out, which obscures their body until it fades, leaving nothing behind!
Editor's note: Death from Hallowed Ground does indeed leave no corpse.

Reading

Each type of book has several different ways to kill you.

Holy books

I'm not sure if this one always uses the masculine pronoun - I've only seen it for a male character.
For the pancaked character:
The weight of your guilt and unworthiness seems to be physically pressing down on your shoulders and crushing you. You take (3 or 5) points of damage! You stumble and fall under the load, but the weight becomes even more oppressive and continues to crush you until it flattens you! You have died!
For the viewers:
(Character name) was reading a book when suddenly he seemed to buckle under the weight of some unseen force, which swiftly flattened his body, killing him!


I'm not sure if this one always uses the masculine pronoun - I've only seen it for a male character.
For the deafened character:
A booming, commanding voice echoes in your head the words FALSELY DONE! The echoing gets louder, and louder, becoming painful! You take 3 points of damage! The booming gets louder and louder until finally your vision blurs and eventually synapses cease firing, offering you blessed release. You have died!
For the those watching this fine performance:
(Character name) was reading a book when suddenly he pitched forward, blood leaking from his ears and nose. He has died!

Unholy books

There's "wail of damned spirits", "ineffable wickedness of this book burns your innocent body and soul", and evil tentacles. That's 3 different ways to die.

This one always uses the masculine pronoun, even for female characters.
For the cooked character:
The ineffable wickedness of this book burns your innocent body and soul! You take 5 points of damage! Your body, unable to withstand the unholy power, is suddenly devoured from within by unholy flames!
For the viewers:
(Character name) was reading a book when suddenly his body was engulfed in inky, purplish flames and burned away to nothingness!
(Character name) was reading a book when an eerie keening howl, as though from the bowels of hell itself, escaped from the book. He keeled over with a look of shock, suffering, and horror etched on his face, dead!

Annoying a dev

Do not meddle in the affairs of devs, for they are subtle and quick to anger. And they can drop really big rocks on your head.

Insects

For the unlucky character:
Suddenly, with a creepy skitter, thousands upon thousands of tiny insects swarm over you, biting at your flesh as they eat you alive. You have died.
For the bystanders, who have suddenly lost their appetite:
Suddenly, with a creepy skitter, thousands upon thousands of tiny insects swarm (Character name), biting at their flesh as they eat them alive.

Lightning strike

For the "shocked" character:
Suddenly, with a howling shriek, a bolt of lightning strikes you, frying you instantly and causing your body to explode! You have died.
For the bystanders:
Suddenly, with a howling shriek, a bolt of lightning strikes (Character Name), sending gore and bits of flesh flying everywhere!

Hit by a meteor

For the flattened character:
Suddenly, with a booming roar, a large, flaming rock falls from the sky, impacting the ground where you stand and vaporizing you with the power of its impact. You have died.
For the bystanders:
Suddenly, with a booming roar, a large, flaming rock falls from the sky, impacting (Character Name) and causing the ground to shake.

Having your flesh melted

For the now-gooey character:
Suddenly, your flesh begins melting from your bones! You stagger and give a cry, then finally collapse and become a small puddle of sickening goo. You have died.
For the bystanders:
Suddenly, with a deathly cry, (Character Name) staggers across the area, their flesh melting from the bone. They finally collapse and become a small puddle of sickening goo.

Consumed in a pillar of fire

For the barbecued character:
Suddenly, with a powerful whoosh, a pillar of golden flames erupts around you, consuming you within seconds. You have died.
For the bystanders, who are probably toasting marshmallows:
Suddenly, with a powerful whoosh, a pillar of golden flames erupts around (Character Name), consuming them within seconds.

Erased from existence

For the disappearing character:
Suddenly, with an inexplicable silence, your body fades away into nothingness, as though you were never there. You have died.
For the bystanders:
Suddenly, with an inexplicable silence, (Character Name) fades away into nothingness, as though they were never there.

Swallowed up by the Earth

For the character foolish enough to draw Their anger:
Suddenly, with a sickening groan, the ground opens up beneath you and you fall screaming into the pit, which closes itself up shortly thereafter. You have died.
For the bystanders:
Suddenly, with a sickening groan, the ground opens up beneath (Character Name), they fall screaming into the pit, which closes itself up shortly thereafter.