Mugger: Do not make a transfer, it is a stickup. Now, come on — your cash or your life.
Jack Benny: [silence]
Mugger: Look, bud! I stated, your cash or your life!
Jack Benny: I am considering it over!

A very good indicator a personality is on the low finish of the Sorting Algorithm of Mortality is that the character acts grasping or materialistic at any level. This isn’t the identical as being a Wealthy Bitch. You will be poor and grasping, and that may nonetheless get you whacked.

The same old type of that is failing to get away from the monster or escape a significant catastrophe as a result of you need to decide up valuables off the ground. Or one thing that has intrinsic (and even private) worth to the individual.

That is in fact a extremely Anvilicious Aesop exhibiting that Greed is among the Seven Lethal Sins, together with how typically Corrupt Company Executives chew it in catastrophe movies and Jaws ripoffs.

Can typically be a Karmic Loss of life, however extra typically comes throughout as Too Dumb to Reside. Typically set in a Treasure Room.

Evaluate Loss of life by Intercourse, Loss of life by Mocking, Gold Fever, Go well with with Vested Pursuits and Villain by Default.

As a Loss of life Trope, Spoilers can be unmarked forward. Beware.


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    Anime & Manga 

  • Within the ’70s Cutey Honey sequence, Panther Claw’s important purpose is acquiring Honey’s elemental manipulation system to create an infinite quantity of shiny issues. Within the closing battle, Honey throws a twig of gems at their chief Sister Jill to distract her whereas Honey brings an enormous statue down on her head.
  • Humorously subverted in an early episode of Dragon Ball. A Mook decides Screw This, I am Outta Right here! when Goku begins trashing the dangerous man’s fortress and stops by the treasury to steal as a lot stuff as they’ll. Whereas they’re making an attempt to flee, they get shot stuffed with holes by the heroes, however survive as a result of all of the jewels they stuffed down their shirt stopped the bullets.
  • The ‘ingot scene’ in Gankutsuou is an anthologic case of this. Mainly, the Rely catches Danglars as he is making an attempt to flee from the Earth with 50 million francs in his personal shuttle, forces him to admit his crimes, and leaves him in his shuttle with nothing however pure gold — no meals or drink. It’s strongly implied that the Rely’s henchmen have hacked into the shuttle’s program in order that it might probably’t land wherever. Within the final scene, Danglars is heard of, he is rolling round bare in his gold and possibly near dying.
  • Within the Anime OVA Man: Double Goal, the Huge Bads of each episodes are merciless and sadistic, however in addition they present this trope, simply in case it is not clear they deserve their fates. Then once more, the heroes are grasping, so it is a little bit of a Damaged Aesop.
    • Ultimately of Man: Awakening Of The Satan, the villain is carrying a white fur coat, and is frantically making an attempt to choose up the jewellery she dropped.
    • In Man: Second Goal, the villains are operating a Corrupt Church, and have an enormous statue fabricated from gold (although it turns right into a demon).
  • In Hunter × Hunter, Squala, one of many bodyguards for the Nostrade household, finds out the Phantom Troupe is after them, so he decides to run away and give up the job. Sadly, he takes with him a treasure he occurred to be guarding, with out realizing that the treasure was wired, and it was exactly what the Troupe was looking for.
  • In JoJo’s Weird Journey, that is the Stand Milagro Man’s modus operandi. Milagro Man is a transferable stand that causes its person to continuously earn cash at any time when they attempt to spend it; distributors will refuse service and as an alternative refund fee, playing ends in profitable the best payout, and so forth. The cash can’t be given away, saved, or destroyed, as a result of extra will seem. This by no means stops till the unfortunate sufferer is buried alive beneath the piles of money. The one strategy to escape the curse is to switch it by having another person steal or destroy the cash, which can switch Milagro Man to the thief.
  • A number of antagonists met their finish this fashion within the Lupin III sequence. For instance, one of many episodes within the Crimson Jacket sequence had the gang attempt to rob from a mob boss’s prepare automotive. Nevertheless, the observe is blown out and Lupin is pressured to flee (although does save the boss’s prized horse) however the boss himself refuses to go away his wealth and Lupin can solely pity him as he leaves him to his dying. Heck Fujiko herself was practically killed a number of instances when making an attempt to steal one thing priceless and did not have the widespread sense to run when it was apparent she would not get it.
  • Gild Tesoro invokes on this in One Piece Movie: Gold, citing that many treasure hunters met their ends towards him making an attempt to rob from his stash. What’s extra, these he would not kill are thrown down into a jail the place there’s nothing however gold round them however nothing to spend it on, together with meals and water.
  • In Ranma ½, Nabiki is challenged by Kinnosuke Kashao to a date during which neither can spend even a single yen of their very own cash — the loser has to pay for all bills incurred all through the date. Ultimately, having rented a helicopter, Kinnosuke bails out and Nabiki, Ranma, and Akane (there as Nabiki’s chaperones) discover out the helicopter controls run on five-yen cash, and bail out themselves. When Kinnosuke discovers his parachute is a faux (planted there by Nabiki prematurely) she provides to promote him an actual parachute for one yen. He smacks into the strong asphalt exhausting sufficient to go away a Kinnosuke-shaped impression. (However nonetheless survives.)
  • Within the Velocity Racer two-part episode “The Underground Inca Race,” the villain insists that his staff pilfer the volcanic ruins they’re racing via. The added weight causes each single one in every of them to crash and fall into the lava.
  • Tokyo Babylon includes a haunted Chanel go well with. It would not truly kill its proprietor, although. Its total arc/chapter is clearly meant to criticise consumerism; Hokuto does an outright speech on the finish.

    Comedian Books 

  • Almost occurs to Donald Duck in Don Rosa’s funny story The Cash Pit, the place Donald will get buried alive whereas digging for uncommon cash in Uncle Scrooge’s cash bin.
    • A non-fatal model occurs in a single Scrooge McDuck story; A robber will get into Scrooge’s workplace and holds him at gunpoint. Fairly than getting upset, Scrooge is seemingly impressed that this hoodlum made it that far and fortunately provides up so many (Very heavy) baggage of loot that the criminal is buried beneath the swag. Scrooge then telephones the police that he is “Acquired one other one.”
  • The Additional Adventures of Indiana Jones:
    • In #14, Poindexter makes an attempt to seize the chest of historic golden artifacts the wind knocks it off the balcony. He manages to seize it, however its weight drags him over the balcony with it and he plunges to his dying on the rocks beneath.
    • In #25, bandit Ivar Reiss is struck by Gold Fever, and first triggers a entice that begins the tomb collapsing. Then he refuses to flee the Collapsing Lair till he has retrieved the one actual piece of gold in there.
  • In Tomahawk #135, Hawk and his buddy Jess go in the hunt for gold, following a Treasure Map that unknowingly leads them into an Indian Burial Floor. When Hawk discovers this, he needs to go away, however Jess turns into obsessive about the buying all of the gold, and makes an attempt to drive out Hawk and the get together of Indians searching for to bury one in every of their useless. In the end this ends in Jess’s dying as he collapses the cave on prime of himself as he makes an attempt to dig out the gold.

    Comedian Strips 

  • Dick Tracy: Mumbles drowns (though a later author would carry him Again from the Useless) when he falls from a helicopter and the bag of stolen gold and gems he had strapped to his again holds him headfirst underwater.
  • Modesty Blaise: In “Tribute for the Pharaoh”, Marud is crushed to dying by the strong gold statue he was making an attempt to steal.

    Fan Works 

  • Subverted within the Sonic X fanfic Do not Hold Your Distance. Nisaya the wolf, who runs a toddler labor camp at a diamond mine, nearly burns to dying as a result of, when she refuses to go away a crumbling constructing till she has picked up various priceless diamonds from the ground, she is trapped beneath a falling beam. However, she is rescued by her brother Nettle and her captive (and the protagonist) Paint, unconscious however secure.
  • Within the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story “Days Of Future Smurfed”, when Empath “visits” the longer term during which he sees as his elder self the Smurf Village being destroyed by an earthquake, he tries to rescue Brainy, who’s seen in his home making an attempt to rescue as a lot of his works as attainable, telling him to overlook about his books. Brainy refuses, saying that his works are his life, contemplating them of nice treasure and that he can’t dwell with out them. Then all of a sudden the bottom beneath him swallows him up, and Brainy is gone endlessly.
  • In Not the Solely Redhead Lucius Malfoy “rewards” sleazeball lawyer Neville Borgin with a bag of galleons which features a single galleon with an anti-apparition spell forged on it. As a substitute of dropping the bag and escaping he runs round yelling for assist till Bellatrix Lestrange casts the killing curse on him.

    Movies — Animation 

  • Aladdin:
    • Almost occurs when Abu (Aladdin’s pet monkey) grabs a big, shiny ruby within the Cave of Wonders, regardless of Aladdin telling him to not contact something (per orders from the Cave; “Contact nothing however the lamp.”) and the Flying Carpet making an attempt (and failing) to cease Abu from grabbing the ruby.
    • Performed straight earlier on with Gazeem, who’s advised to enter the Cave of Wonders by Jafar regardless of the cave forbidding entry with the promise of a reward. It would not go effectively for Gazeem.
  • The first villain of Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Sa’luk, does die on account of his personal greed. Cassim throws Sa’luk the Hand of Midas within the climax to guard Aladdin from him. Too late does Sa’luk understand that touching it is going to flip him too into gold.
  • In Atlantis: The Misplaced Empire, Commander Rourke, Helga, and the remainder of the crew kidnap the super-powered Kida for excellent revenue, condemning the folks of Atlantis to die when their life supply is taken away. Many of the crew abandons the plan out of guilt after Milo calls them out on it. Rourke and Helga comply with via. Helga winds up falling a lengthy method down and is crushed by a flaming Zeppelin. Rourke winds up as a blue crystal monster and finally will get hacked up within the propellers of his plane. In a twist, the crew who deserted the plan are richly rewarded by the grateful Atlanteans with an enormous pile of treasure that the Atlanteans don’t have any sensible use for anyway.
  • In The Princess and the Frog, Physician Facilier’s total plan — kidnapping and reworking Prince Naveen, having a servant seduce and toy with Charlotte, and ultimately promising the “wayward” souls of everybody in New Orleans to a gaggle of demons — stems from his jealousy over Huge Daddy Lebouf’s huge fortune and his want to accumulate it. This, in fact, serves as a foil to Tiana and Naveen, who desperately need cash themselves however use authorized strategies of acquiring it (Tiana works a number of jobs and Naveen… erm… plans to marry Charlotte as effectively, however then later decides towards this and works for a residing in Tiana’s restaurant after they’re married).
  • No Face in Spirited Away turns into the residing embodiment of this contained in the bathhouse. A couple of unfortunate staff going for too lots of the gold nuggets he provides them wind up getting eaten.
  • In Treasure Planet, many of the pirate crew die when the titular planet blows as much as maintain thieves from taking the treasure. Those that clung to their treasure ultimately fell into the crevices beneath that opened as a part of the booby entice. People who dropped them and ran for his or her lives most likely survived and will be seen tied up within the brig close to the top of the movie. Lengthy John Silver escapes, although he does surrender the treasure on the final minute in favor of rescuing Jim. In an identical twist to the Atlantis instance above, Silver provides up the few bits of treasure he managed to avoid wasting to Jim for his mother to rebuild the inn that he and his pirates destroyed earlier within the film, permitting them to rebuild it larger and higher than earlier than. The truth that your complete crew other than Jim and some characters had been pirates (and had been both arrested or ended up useless) is one other plus.

    Movies — Reside-Motion 

  • Assault on a Queen (1966). The plan by Submarine Pirates to rob the Queen Mary goes awry when Victor decides to forcibly take away an costly ring from a feminine passenger to present to his Love Curiosity (he is already hauling a crateful of gold bullion) and will get shot useless by one of many ship’s officers.
  • In Batman (1989), quite a few Gothamites seize money supplied by a recognized serial killer. Many stroll away in good condition, due to Batman, however at the least some disregarded warnings till it was too late.
    • In a little bit of a subversion, the scene apparently went on longer initially, exhibiting that each one the cash was faux, one-dollar payments with the Joker on it, calling again to an earlier joke he made.
  • Dante’s Peak: When the volcano is erupting, a helicopter pilot is bribed by a fleeing businessman to get him out of the hazard zone. Towards his higher judgment, the pilot takes the cash however the volcanic ash within the air fills up his engines and each occupant dies within the crash.
  • In Loss of life on the Nile, Hercule Poirot hints to a businessman that he suspects he has been embezzling by telling him of a Pharaoh’s servant who was crushed beneath a fortune of gold for stealing.
  • In The Satan’s Spine, Jacinto is wounded by the youngsters after they handle to outsmart him, however his actual dying comes when he is dragged by Santi into the pool beneath the orphanage and is unable to get out due to the burden of the gold bars in his pockets, those he spent years looking for.
  • The in any other case horrid movie of Doc Savage ends with The Dragon, in the course of a hidden valley the place a lake of molten gold is erupting, dancing in glee, and making an attempt to catch the superheated metallic in his pockets. Amazingly, he doesn’t die from this and even get burned as liquid gold splatters throughout him. Nevertheless, when the hero and his allies depart the cave they took shelter in, they discover him nothing however a statue, utterly encased in gold.
  • Dora and the Misplaced Metropolis of Gold: Subverted. Alejandro’s obsession with getting the treasure of Parapata leads him to set off a entice that drops him down a flaming pit, with Dora declaring his greed induced this. Nevertheless, he manages to seize the sting and survive. As a substitute, he’s made a prisoner of the Guardians of Parapata.
  • Onodera from Gamera vs. Barugon. He manages to steal an enormous diamond from the center of a navy operation. The operation was to make use of the diamond to lure Barugon right into a lake the place he may very well be killed. Onodera knew this as a result of a radio announcement for this advised him the place the diamond was. He is too greed-crazed to understand that “carrying monster bait” = “YOU are monster bait.” Dinner Ensues. Additionally serves as Karmic Loss of life, as Onodera had racked up a little bit of a Gold Fever-fueled physique rely earlier within the film.
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the 5 Armies:
    • The Grasp flees Smaug’s destruction of Lake-town on a ship loaded with the city’s gold. When it looks as if he is about to get away, Bard efficiently kills Smaug who lands on prime of his boat crushing him into the chilly waters. In distinction, his guide counterpart fled the battle with as a lot gold as he can carry in to the wilderness with no meals. By the point Bilbo will get dwelling, he had starved to dying.
    • Within the Prolonged Version, Alfrid suffers it as effectively. Through the battle, he escapes in a gown filled with gold cash, one in every of which later falls out and prompts the catapult he was hiding in.
  • In If Seems to be Might Kill, the escaping villain Augustus Steranko Loves Solely Gold and hundreds his getaway helicopter with a lot of it the factor will barely get greater than thirty toes off the bottom. He dies when Michael Corben shoots the helicopter, inflicting the gold to fall out. Letting go of the steering stick, Steranko falls out with the gold making an attempt to put it aside and is killed when the now pilotless helicopter lands on him in consequence.
    Steranko: [grabbing desperately at falling coins] No! My cash! My gold!
    Michael: Time to money it in, Steranko!
    Steranko: Not my gold! [falls out] Aahhhhh!
  • The Indiana Jones motion pictures ARE this trope. Indy risking his life for his Good Hat, then again, is one other state of affairs fully.
    • Raiders of the Misplaced Ark:
      • Early on, Satipo leaves Dr. Jones to die so he can escape the temple with the strong gold idol. In fact, he runs proper into the spear entice they each averted earlier.
      • The principle villains are all killed once they open the Ark to acquire God’s energy.
    • In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Mola Ram dies when he tries to catch the stone and his hand is burned, then eaten by crocodiles. (And he had simply identified to Indiana that if he dropped the stones, they may merely be discovered once more — why did he hassle making an attempt to seize them as they fall when he was now in precise hazard himself?)
    • On the finish of Indiana Jones and the Final Campaign, though it is not selecting the fallacious grail (that is simply being attentive to Biblical historical past or just in search of the cup that’s the most completely different from all the remainder), it is that Elsa retains reaching for the grail, as an alternative of taking Indy’s hand. It practically will get Indy, too, however his dad manages to snap him out of it proper on the final second.
    • Occurs to Mac in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Cranium when he tries to load himself up on treasure because the temple they’re in is collapsing round him. Perhaps.
  • James Bond examples:
  • Within the 1994 movie of The Jungle Ebook, Mowgli and his love curiosity flee a treasure-filled chamber in some ruins whereas the antagonist, who can also be Mowgli’s romantic rival, shouts to her “Go then! Go together with your jungle boy! I acquired what I got here for! I do not want you.” Kaa the snake then emerges from the treasure and startles him, and he falls into the water, weighed down by the treasure he has in his pockets and bag. His terrified screams go unheard as he views the drowned corpses of all of the grasping treasure hunters who got here right here earlier than him.
    • Anticipated and lampshaded by Mowgli, who dissuades the love curiosity from taking the treasure with a remark alongside the strains of, “To take this gold is to take dying.” It is also implied that he is seen the snake.
    • Partially primarily based on an unique Kipling story however there, a bunch of individuals kill one another for an merchandise of treasure.
  • King of New York: Joey Dalesio betrays Frank and his crew to a rival gang after they provide him some huge cash. When he later will get caught, Frank orders him to be buried along with his spoils to punctuate his disgust.
  • Residing Useless Collection:
    • Daybreak of the Useless (1978) had this trope as its important theme. The survivors holed up in a mall that occurred to draw zombies even when there have been no residing folks round there at first, apparently the zombies had been drawn there as a result of it was “an necessary place of their lives” and that is to say nothing of Roger dying to assist safe the mall as an alternative of depart it and Stephen dying after taking pictures at bikers for making an attempt to loot their mall…to say nothing of the bikers themselves, who invade the mall to steal the cash and varied different objects, which leads to a number of of them getting killed by each Peter and the varied zombies that they let in.
    • Land of the Useless:
      • The zombies hit the wealthy of us more durable than the poor as a result of the wealthy merely lacked the Mole Folks-like hiding expertise that the underclasses had developed.
      • A extra straight instance of the trope is Kaufman, who wastes treasured time making an attempt to flee along with his big sacks of cash, although it is after the apocalypse and money presumably solely has worth exterior of the Final Human Metropolis as rest room paper.
  • In The Lone Ranger, Latham Cole perishes on the backside of the river, pinned beneath the tons of silver ore he was making an attempt to hijack.
  • The ultimate act of The Magic Christian had Sir Man Grand (Peter Sellers) and his adopted son Sir Youngman Grand (Ringo Starr) telling folks they may seize all of the money they wished. All of the money the 2 poured right into a vat of human excrement.
  • In Marathon Man, Dr. Christian Szell (performed by Laurence Olivier) dies after he by accident stabs himself risking his life to rescue a briefcase stuffed with diamonds.
  • Imply Weapons: Barbie survives the mass slaughter for a really very long time by utilizing her seems to be to her benefit, however turns into simply one other sufferer when she tries to pry open a booby-trapped briefcase she believed was stuffed with valuables.
  • In Mothra vs. Godzilla, a corrupt enterprise tycoon refuses to desert the cash in his workplace. Godzilla destroys the constructing he’s in whereas he was losing time making an attempt to collect all of it as an alternative of evacuating because the others did.
  • The Mummy Trilogy:
    • The Mummy (1999):
      • The 4 People are picked off one after the other as a result of they opened the cursed chest marking them to be Imhoteps victims, they usually have the canopic jars wanted for his ritual.
      • Warden Gad Hassan, who makes an attempt to take among the jeweled scarabs from a wall mural, solely to find that they are actual flesh-eating scarabs after one burrows into his boot… up his leg… over his chest… and into his mind…
      • Subverted with Evie and Rick’s dedication to realize the Ebook of the Useless. Granted, neither of them dies from it, however that is not for an absence of making an attempt on the antagonist’s half. The alternate search get together who does discover the guide, then again…
      • What occurs to Beni on the finish is a Double Subversion. He safely brings a bag of treasure to his camel. Then he goes again to load up one other bag and would not make it. Doubly ironic as a result of it is setting down the sack of treasures that by accident units off the traps.
      • Inverted with Rick, Evie, and Jonathan, who inadvertently carry off Beni’s treasure on the finish and wind up filthy wealthy within the sequels in consequence (Jonathan squandered most of it within the interim), although Evie’s inheritance from her late mother and father most likely helped as effectively. Though one may argue that it was unintended and extra of a case of serendipity/good karma.
    • The Mummy Returns:
  • Numb: Cheryl insists on carrying one of many 4 containers of stolen gold regardless of it proscribing their motion to a crawl as they die of hypothermia.
  • Pitch Black: Bounty hunter Johns dies on account of his personal greed. He is been searching Riddick for years and is aware of full effectively how harmful he’s, however strikes a discount with Riddick within the hopes that he can maintain him on a leash till they’re off-planet and Johns can acquire on his bounty. Riddick arranges for Johns to be eaten by the predators, noting that it is Johns’s personal fault for not killing Riddick when he had the prospect.
  • Screamers: The Searching. The commander of the rescue staff sneaks out whereas his staff is asleep to obtain the AI from a powered-down Screamer, as the information is price a fortune again on Earth. This causes the huge automated Screamer manufacturing facility to energy up once more, and issues rapidly go From Dangerous to Worse.
  • In Sharknado 2: The Second One, whereas everyone is operating for his or her lives, a snobby wealthy man drops his briefcase and doubles again for it, regardless of the others telling him to go away it. In consequence, he will get crushed by the falling Statue of Liberty’s head.
  • In Superman Returns, when Superman begins lifting up the artificially created island, Lex Luthor yells for everybody to run for the helicopter, particularly telling them “Take nothing!” Regardless of this, his three Mooks Riley, Grant, and Stanford linger to collect up their stuff: Riley his video tools, Grant a suitcase and the cash he and Stanford had been taking part in poker with, and so forth. He even pauses to seize the still-lit cigar Lex dropped! Small marvel they lag behind through the run for the chopper and find yourself crushed beneath an enormous, falling column that Lex and Kitty outrun however they do not.
  • That is mainly the plot of the film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
  • In Triple Frontier, a easy, low-casualty heist by a gaggle of navy veterans will get screwed up by this trope. Regardless of their plans being depending on solely taking a lot cash, the entire characters simply can not help however try to seize extra. In consequence, they get into gunfights they tried to keep away from, trigger their escape helicopter to get overloaded, get one in every of their crew killed and are available near Leaping Off the Slippery Slope of placing the cash over every little thing. Frequent sense barely wins out on the very finish. However then Pope is given the coordinates to the ravine the place he and his crew dumped the vast majority of the cash. All he has to do is return to Colombia, the place a ton of pissed off drug-running villagers are ready for him.
  • 20,000 Leagues Below the Sea and nearly every other movie that includes Captain Nemo constituted of the 50s to the 70s includes some individual dying due to them making an attempt to get/steal/carry gold.
  • The Uncanny: Within the “London, 1912” phase, each Janet and Michael die as a result of they try to destroy the desire that may take away Michael’s inheritance.
  • * Within the Sci-Fi Channel film Webs, the Black Dude Dies First as a result of he stopped to seize an enormous sack of money from an deserted armored automotive as an alternative of operating away from the horde of Spider-Vampire hybrids chasing him. What an Fool!.
  • It did not end in dying, however that is what set the wheels of the film The Wedding ceremony Planner into movement. Steve meets Mary by saving her after she refuses to go away her Gucci shoe caught in a manhole cowl, regardless of the heavy Dumpster dashing at her. It goes into Too Dumb to Reside while you take a look at the Dumpster in query and understand that it is fairly excessive off the bottom due to the wheels, and he or she may simply get the rattling shoe after the Dumpster rolls by.
  • In Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Manufacturing facility, a gaggle of individuals kidnap a lady’s husband and ransom him for her case of Wonka Bars. She is not sure of find out how to reply. Apparently, a slim probability at a visit to Willy Wonka’s chocolate manufacturing facility and the potential of a lifetime provide of chocolate means extra to her than her husband’s life.

    Detective: Mrs. Curtis, did you hear me? It is your husband’s life or your case of Wonka Bars!
    Mrs. Curtis: How lengthy will they provide me to assume it over?

  • Wishmaster: When the Djinn visits Alexandra’s boss to get her deal with, the latter will get a bit too grasping when he sees the probabilities. He needs for 1,000,000 {dollars}, so the Djinn blows up a passenger airplane with the man’s mom on board so he can get the life insurance coverage, then later drags him to hell.


  • In one of many Select Your Personal Journey books, you may have many adventures via caves that typically comprise treasure. In the event you attempt to take something priceless, nevertheless, it could at all times be a Dangerous Finish.
  • The Combating Fantasy gamebook Bloodbones have a treasure cave, the place you are particularly advised to take a Bone Sword — a priceless, magical artifact — and depart the gold and gems alone. So what occurs in the event you resolve to be grasping and assist your self to the treasure? That is proper, you change into a strong gold statue on the spot!


    Reside-Motion TV 

  • In a single phase of an episode of 1000 Methods to Die, a mortuary worker assigned to burn the physique of a person who had been killed by a rocket removes the deceased’s gold enamel with grasping intentions. When he hundreds the physique into the retort, the rocket is lit and sends the door flying straight via the poor blighter’s neck.
    • One other phase centered on a person who was grave robbing his brother after he left every little thing in his will to his canine. He steals priceless equipment from brother’s corpse however makes the error of digging too near the tombstone and it falls on prime of him, crushing him.
    • One other phase was a couple of girl who spent her days frolicking within the money she embezzled from her wealthy husband. In the future an earthquake strikes and a number of baggage of cash fall on prime of her, suffocating her.
    • One other phase was about an ex-con who was tasked with neighborhood service wound up working for a shifting firm, he steals a diamond flower decoration and places it in his shirt pocket, however when the van strikes he falls out and a cupboard falls on prime of him, and the decoration pierces his lungs.
    • One other phase was about two ladies who posed as reduction employees for Hurricane Katrina however had been merely there to steal priceless objects. After robbing a church they go into its flooded basement, turned on the defective improperly grounded lights, stepped in and had been promptly electrocuted.
    • One other phase centered on two thieves in New York within the 1920s. They hijack the pneumatic tube system banks used on the time to move cash, however strain builds up within the blocked pipe and it explodes, bombarding them in shrapnel.
  • Within the Adam West Batman (1966) sequence, the one individuals who died had been dangerous ladies who fell to their deaths. In Catwoman’s case, she died (till she was used once more) as a result of she would not let go of her bag of loot.
    • Though anybody anticipating Catwoman to remain useless hasn’t paid consideration to the title.
  • Occurs to Jeff in Group‘s Zombie Apocalypse episode “Epidemiology”: he will get bitten and became a zombie as a result of he would not need to destroy his jacket whereas escaping a room via a window. In fact, since this isn’t an precise zombie film however an Affectionate Parody of 1, the injury will not be everlasting and everybody goes again to regular on the finish.
  • Physician Who:
    • “Horror of Fang Rock”: The final surviving non-regular character is killed when he begins scrabbling for a handful of diamonds the Physician discards on the ground, even if the Monster of the Week is steadily advancing.
    • “The Curse of the Black Spot”: The Physician discovers {that a} Siren’s methodology of teleporting round requires reflections for her to emerge from — harmful while you’re on a pirate ship stuffed with good shiny treasure. The Physician convinces the captain to dump it overboard, however he secretly retains a crown, which permits the Siren to realize entry to their hiding spot and disintegrate the captain’s son. Subverted when it seems the Siren will not be malicious, and the folks she “disintegrates” are nonetheless alive. Captain nonetheless learns his lesson, although.
    • “It Takes You Away”: Ribbons, the person the Physician, Graham and Yaz meet within the antizone, makes an attempt to barter for the sonic screwdriver when he sees it. When everyone seems to be pressured to face very nonetheless due to a swarm of flesh-moths, the Physician drops the sonic, and Ribbons finally ends up Eaten Alive when he tries to go for it.
  • Sport of Thrones:
    • It is implied that the Good Masters of Astapor had been too blinded by the prospect of proudly owning a dragon to see the numerous holes within the deal.
    • Averted when Bronn drops a bagful of gold when a Dothraki rider is bearing down on him. As a sellsword, he is Solely in It for the Cash however is aware of full effectively you’ll be able to’t take it with you. So he runs for his life as an alternative of grabbing it.
  • Within the Misplaced episode “Exposé”, Nikki has been bitten by a spider which causes paralysis. Earlier than operating to the seashore to inform her fellow Losties what has occurred, she takes time to bury $8M price of diamonds. Had she not accomplished this, she would have had time to elucidate her state of affairs, stopping the Losties from burying her and Paolo alive.
  • Monty Python’s Flying Circus: A take a look at Jon-Kenneth Longeur’s movie “Le Fromage Grande” facilities on a pair in a garbage dump and a conspicuous head of Webb’s Marvel lettuce. The movie ends with the couple perishing because the lettuce explodes.

    Host: Fairly sturdy meat there from Longeur, who’s saying to us that finally materialism — on this case, the Webb’s Marvel lettuce — should destroy us all.

  • Narcos: The Cockroach, Escobar’s unique cocaine producer, ultimately tries to backstab Escobar in varied methods (snitching on him to harm his operation and stepping into mattress with a special trafficker) to extend his personal share of the earnings. Murphy’s narration does say that Escobar was screwing over his associate as effectively, however when he finds out he personally executes him and his conspirators.
  • In a single episode of The Twilight Zone, a gaggle of thieves steal some gold bars and escape to the longer term. They then proceed to kill one another once they cannot resolve find out how to break up up the gold, just for the viewers to be taught later that on the time they had been in it was not more than Nugatory Yellow Rocks. This episode most likely got here from the story of the three thieves who got down to kill dying and wound up murdering one another over a bag of gold cash (which, in fact, belonged to Loss of life).


  • Three Inches of Blood has the four-part “Upon the Boiling Sea” which tells the story of a pirate captain and his crew plundering a Spanish ship (“Worry Upon the Bridge”) earlier than a large storm sinks the ship and all however the captain (“Lord of the Storm”) who drifts till he finds an Island (“The Isle of Everlasting Despair”)… and finds that he cannot die (“Die for Gold”). The Lord of the Sea has punished the greed of him and his males by making him dwell in a cave endlessly, slowly going mad.
  • mothy provides us Gallerian Marlon from the Evillious Chronicles. As he represents the sin of Greed, that is fairly pure. He took it As much as Eleven, although, when he had a alternative between giving up his cash and going to hell. He selected to go to hell.
  • Stormwitch music “Cave of Steenfoll” tells a narrative of a person who’s lured into and drowns in a lake of gold, which is definitely a entice devised by Devil.


  • Jack Benny’s well-known “Your cash or your life!” routine, quoted above, is a little bit of a parody of this.

    Tabletop Video games 

  • About half of all adventurers have “Threat your life for treasure” as their job description, making this beautiful a lot a assure.
  • Monsters such because the mimic from Dungeons & Dragons typically mimic treasure chests or the like, the higher to lure in gullible adventurers.
  • Within the backstory of Warhammer 40 000, Vulkan nearly dies when he refuses to let go of a captured salamander whereas caught in a Literal Cliffhanger over a pool of lava. If he did so, he may use his second hand to prop himself up. Because it was, the Emperor finally ends up throwing his salamander to kind a bridge for Vulkan to face on. Paradoxically, Vulkan was later revealed/retconned to be a Perpetual who can come again from being dissected to the atomic stage.

    Video Video games 

  • In Batman: Arkham Metropolis, there are two areas within the subway tunnels which are apparent traps arrange by the Riddler. It is simple for somebody gunning for 100% Completion to hurry into the traps to get the Riddler Trophies hidden inside, however when you have the correct instruments, it can save you your self from all of it. As effectively, in the event you die from the traps, the Riddler will taunt you for it however can be aghast in the event you handle to outwit him.
  • Within the third DLC of Borderlands, the final mission takes place in an armory teeming with weapons chests; nevertheless, the armory is ready to blow up in precisely two minutes. In brief, the participant has a restricted period of time to look the huge armory. Though the participant is given the choice to flee, the opposite various is to proceed looking for weapons figuring out full effectively that point is operating out. Curiously, Athena watches within the distance as the bottom explodes; this means she deliberate to kill the mercenary with the one factor they may not defeat: their very own greed. That is, in fact, assuming the participant fails to flee in time. Sadly, Gameplay and Story Segregation rears its ugly head right here; the New-U respawn stations are literally a non-canon gameplay-only mechanic meant for the gamers, however they can be utilized in full-effect right here to loot as many chests as attainable, ignore the self-destruct countdown fully, and respawn on the base with all their loot after dying with a tiny financial loss in a recreation the place cash is second to uncommon loot. And all 4 vault hunters canonically survived to the following recreation.
  • This occurs to a minor character in Catherine. One sheep within the nightmares, the Service provider Sheep, will commerce helpful objects for the Enigma Cash that may be discovered all through the degrees (their main objective is as a scoring mechanic). He admits that it is because he is obsessive about cash and thinks he can purchase his method out of the nightmares if he has sufficient. Finally, he will not present up on the landings. In his place there’s one other sheep who recounts how the Service provider Sheep fell off the tower when his bag of cash acquired too heavy for him.
  • Taken to a little bit of an excessive with the Monk in Crypt Of The Necrodancer. Having taken a Vow of Poverty, choosing up any gold in any respect causes him to chew it then and there. Fortunately, as soon as per stage, the Shopkeeper will enable him to take one merchandise without spending a dime.
  • The Useless Rising franchise has a number of Too Dumb to Reside individuals who will not get to security from the zombies until the hero provides them some huge cash or some merchandise.
  • In Useless Rising 3, Albert Contiello kidnaps folks and harvests their organs to promote on the black market. Nick Ramos defeats him by knocking a few of his organ storage containers to the ground. Enraged about dropping his earnings, Albert breaks off from the battle and tries to avoid wasting the containers, permitting Nick to get behind him and inject the Mad Physician along with his personal medication.
  • Dwarf Fortress dwarves are fairly susceptible to this, whether or not it is looting socks off fallen comrades on a battlefield that is nonetheless raging, or digging an excessive amount of of that shiny cyan stuff. The notorious Let’s Play Boatmurdered has dwarves speeding beneath the Elephants’ toes to loot their trampled comrades.
  • On the finish of Fallout: New Vegas DLC “Useless Cash”:
    • The treasure of the Sierra Madre contains a number of gold bars that every worth at a bit over 10,000 caps and weigh 35 kilos. Nevertheless, on the finish of the module, the participant’s Explosive Leash will activate, giving them restricted time to make it out, with the intent that the participant can at finest seize a number of of the bars earlier than turning into over-encumbered. It is all a part of the DLC’s theme of “letting go”, although it is attainable for a really artful participant to make it out with all of the treasure.
    • The Sierra Madre vault itself was additionally supposed to be an instance of this: Dean Domino and Vera Keyes had been planning to betray Frederick Sinclair and escape along with his gold, so he organized to entice them each within the vault with the treasure. Neither of them makes it down there, although, however you’ll be able to lock Father Elijah (the one who’s presently making an attempt to crack the vault) inside anyway.
  • Within the closing scene of Jurassic Park: The Sport, Yoder makes a rush for the canister full of dinosaur embryos and is eaten by the Tyrannosaurus rex. In a while in the identical scene, the participant can invoke this by having Nima select to seize the embryos as an alternative of saving Jess. She can also be eaten by the T. Rex.
  • In King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Coronary heart Go Yonder!, if Graham tries to take something within the Treasure Room besides for 2 objects particularly wanted to win, the door closes immediately, and it is curtains for our King. Luckily, the 2 objects in query are conspicuously simply contained in the door.
  • The Legend of Zelda: In Ocarina of Time the Home of Skulltula was a rich household cursed by their greed and became spiders, whereas in Twilight Princess Jovani was became gold after promoting his soul for wealth. Good factor for them Hyperlink got here alongside to place issues proper.
  • Significantly grasping gamers can carry this destiny upon themselves in STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl.
    • If the participant has over 50,000 RU and reaches the Want Granter, the PC will say “I need… to be wealthy”. He then sees tons of of gold cash falling round him… which is definitely a hallucination. The “cash” are literally bolts falling from the roof of the constructing which then collapses on him.
    • The sport additionally likes to place priceless artifacts close to harmful anomalies. Some are positioned in such a method as to be all however unreachable, with the anomalies nearly definitely crushing anybody grasping sufficient to take the danger.
  • MadWorld:
    • Can be utilized as a weapon. In varied ranges, you’ll be able to decide up large suitcases full of dollar-bills, and throw them on the Mooks — who will instantly abort their makes an attempt to kill you to as an alternative go leaping round, making an attempt to choose the floating forex out of the air. Leaving all of them properly gathered in a single spot with their defenses down. Cue the chainsaw.
    • Different ranges use alternate objects with an identical impact, although solely a few of them fall beneath this. Throwing a big-ass bloody steak at a bunch of zombies, or a plateful of scorching pork buns at some Kung-Fu Mooks most likely nonetheless counts… throwing a pirate-hat at a gaggle of Ninjas so that they’ll ignore you to chop the hat to items as an alternative, perhaps not an excessive amount of.
  • There is a monster in Monster Rancher 4 that appears precisely like a treasure field. In the event you “open” it, it assaults.
  • Curiously performed with within the Myst spinoff Uru. One age consists of seven giant puzzles/locks defending a large vault full of gold, artwork, carpets, gems, valuables… and a single skeleton reaching out for a linking guide out of the age. Little bit of backstory, the D’ni suffered an excellent tragedy that killed them off, the few survivors retreating to different ages. This survivor retreated to his vault and locked himself inside to be along with his valuables… missing any meals or water. He did not USE the linking guide because of the terror of dying away from his riches. That is then inverted when Yeesha, the one one who can legitimately journey via time, goes again to avoid wasting his life. Within the ‘alternate’ vault, there isn’t any treasure, no wonders, and simply exterior the vault, the entire Age has fallen aside.
  • Paper Mario: Narrowly averted by Professor Kolorado. He is inside an erupting volcano, leaping to seize a treasure chest, and one other character has to pull him out to avoid wasting his life. Even after seeing the volcano erupt and barely escaping crispy doom, he continues to complain in regards to the rescue and the lack of the treasure. Oddly, the treasure is definitely blown clear, and you need to give it to him to advance the story, making him a really pleased man and concurrently taking pictures the Aesop within the foot. Despite the fact that Kolorado was within the treasure for its historic worth somewhat than the cash, he was nonetheless about to die for it.
  • The PAYDAY: The Heist video games often invoke this trope within the mechanics of how the sport performs, as most heists contain balancing between lingering to get extra loot, within the face of accelerating hazard from police opposition as extra quite a few and highly effective enforcers arrive, vs a fast and expedient escape after the straightforward loot has been acquired. Many instances a heist can fail as a result of gamers could not resist staying to crack these previous couple of secure deposit packing containers regardless of the majority of the loot already being loaded into the escape car.
  • In Quest for Glory II, there is a treasure room whereas on the way in which to get the lamp. In the event you attempt to take any of the treasure, it is recreation over time for you!
  • This occurs in Shovel Knight. A pair of treasure hunters attain the Tower of Destiny and discover the amulet on the prime, solely to be met with somebody who warns them away from the amulet, claiming it’s an Artifact of Doom. One of many treasure hunters accuses them of simply wanting the treasure for themselves and actively fights them – they wind up useless quickly after. Nicely, undead. That treasure hunter is now Specter Knight.
  • The ending of Sly 3: Honor Amongst Thieves has this. Physician M is lastly within the Cooper vault… which is collapsing round him. Fairly than flee for his life like everybody else was, he simply stored yelling. It is closely hinted he was buried alive.
  • In Startopia, the mind-blowingly wealthy and lazy Gem Slugs have their very own personal, personalised bar and bathhouse; the contents of the latter scent positively vile to non-Slugs. Each every so often, a Gem Slug will change into so relaxed in one in every of these baths that they’re going to overlook to deal with their well being, ultimately dying/drowning. The builders caught it early… however did not actually really feel like fixing it as a result of Gem Slugs dying by their very own opulence was simply plain humorous.
  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary had one scene the place Lara fails to search out the 2nd piece of the Scion and discovers that Pierre took it and he exhibits up with a gun to her head. He taunts her as he will get able to take Lara’s different Scion piece within the following scene. The trope solely applies to this scene if the participant fails the short time occasion that follows afterward.

    Pierre: You see, instincts will be costly, mademoiselle. Yours goes to price you each items of the Scion!
    Lara: That is not a value I am ready to pay.
    Pierre: Do not be absurd! No job is price dying for!
    Lara: Sure, it’s.

  • In Toontown On-line, one set of Lure gags (that are Precisely What It Says on the Tin) incorporates cash on fishing poles. You throw out a $1, $5, or $10 invoice on a line towards one of many Cogs, and if it really works, they arrive towards you. Whereas they’re lured, they can’t assault. Larger denominations maintain them lured longer. Additionally, if a Entice gag is ready earlier than the Cog earlier than it is lured, they stroll proper into the entice, leading to something from the well-known Banana Peel to truly being blown up. Sadly, this type of Lure gag solely works on one Cog at a time, and are single-use. And low probability of working. However mixed with traps, that is the very best instance of Loss of life By Materialism in the entire recreation.
    • Besides presumably the Cashbot CFO, the place you need to fling safes at him to break him. After which he will get run over by a prepare.
  • Uncharted:

    Internet Animation 

  • This has occurred to Lifty and Shifty the thieving raccoon twins in Joyful Tree Pals on multiple event. One good instance of that is within the episode “Sea What I Discovered”. After Lifty will get pinned beneath an iron pillar, Shifty chooses to avoid wasting the jewellery Lifty is carrying somewhat than Lifty himself. The burden of all of the gold he is carrying slows him down sufficient for the underwater volcano they’re over to begin melting it, inflicting it to cowl him and burn him to dying. Lifty manages to flee with solely minor accidents, solely to note his now golden brother and, overcome with greed himself, attempt to seize him. The statue is simply too heavy for him, his hand will get caught, and he will get pulled to the underside and drowns.

    Internet Comics 

    Internet Movies 

  • A variation in Essential Position: whereas looting the tomb of the Raven Queen’s Champion, Vex’ahlia hears that Percy discovered treasure close by and rushes over to say it, simply in time for him to set off a entice hidden within the sarcophagus. The blast of necrotic power, mixed with a pure 1 on the saving throw, brings her hit factors beneath zero and kills her immediately. Probably subverted since she was efficiently revived, however the truth stays that she would have been safely exterior of the blast vary had her greed not compelled her to run over and seize the loot.

    Western Animation 

  • The Archie’s Bizarre Mysteries episode “Megamall of Horrors!” was in regards to the villain making an attempt to invoke this trope to say his victims. Nevertheless, he additionally fell sufferer to it in the long run, as he made a Cope with the Satan to slate his personal materials wishes and wanted to usher in as many souls as he may as fee. His inevitable defeat ends with him being dragged into Hell.
  • Beetlejuice will get a bank card in “Protecting Up with the Bonses” and goes on a shopping for binge so as to one-up stated couple. However then he will get his first invoice. With no cash to pay it, the collectors take Lydia as collateral till he both pays his tab or returns his swag.
  • Coloration Classics: In “Grasping Humpty Dumpty”, Dumpty is the grasping King of Fairy-Story Land whose “nice fall” got here as a result of he grew to become satisfied the solar was fabricated from gold and ordered his topics to construct his citadel partitions excessive sufficient so he may try to mine it. It did not go effectively for him.
  • DuckTales:
  • Daffy Duck in lots of Looney Tunes cartoons.
    • Significantly in “Ali Baba Bunny”, the place after he finds a genie in a lamp in a treasure trove, that is his response:

      Daffy: Oh, no you do not! You need my treasure! Nicely, it is mine, you perceive?! [tries to shove the genie back in the lamp] Get again in there! Down! Down! Down! Go! Go! Go! Mine! Mine! Mine!
      Genie: Duck! You’ve got desecrated the spirit of the lamp! Put together to face the results!
      Daffy: Penalties, schmonsequences, lengthy as I am wealthy. [get zapped by the genie]

    • On the finish, we discover Daffy was shrunk to just a few inches excessive when he runs out of a tiny gap within the floor and tries to steal a pearl Bugs Bunny present in an oyster. Bugs casually closes the oyster, trapping Daffy inside.
    • He will get in bother for this once more by assuming there’s treasure in Elmer Fudd’s citadel in “Beanstalk Bunny”. When he and Bugs are fleeing from big Elmer on the finish, Daffy insists on going again, sure there’s gold within the citadel. Bugs is smarter, and retains operating, discovering a rabbit paradise within the type of gigantic carrots. Within the closing scene, it is proven that Elmer has turned Daffy right into a watch.
    • Subverted in “Ducking the Satan” the place, as Daffy is counting his reward cash for recapturing the Tasmanian Satan, one of many greenback payments falls into its cage. He rushes in, the viewers hears the sounds of somebody being crushed up… then Daffy emerges from the cage, largely unscathed, with a badly injured Satan behind him, and Daffy proclaims “I could also be a coward, however I am a grasping coward!”
  • Non-lethal instance, most likely, within the Samurai Jack episode “The Good, the Dangerous, and the Stunning”. Outlaw Couple Zeke and Josephine Clench truly succeed in catching Jack; nevertheless, Josephine will get a bit too grasping and, hoping to realize the massive bounty all for herself, shoves Zeke off the prepare – not figuring out that Jack noticed this coming. A rigorously positioned kick and roll lets him entangle his bindings round Zeke’s ankle in a method that snags her ankle as he falls, letting Jack break away and drag her down with him multi function swoop. (When final seen, the 2 had been sure and dangling upside-down from a tree with Zeke reminding her of the 150-foot restraining order he has towards her; fairly seemingly, this type of factor occurred earlier than.)

    Actual Life 

  • Warlords Curius and Apuleius from the traditional Lusitanian Wars had been notorious for his or her greed, and it ended up being their bane in a battle towards Roman normal Servilianus within the Anas river. They may have been ordered by Viriathus to keep watch over the Romans and punish them by the accustomed guerrilla strategies, however the two generals opted to concoct a plan to assault them and steal their items. Main giant skirmishing events, they ambushed Servilianus’s military within the river and overpowered it sufficient for Curius’s squad to run away with the entire Roman gold and a ludicrously giant cadre of prisoners. Nevertheless, sadly for them, this maneuver allowed Servilianus to recuperate his footing and seek out Curius, recovering the entire conflict spoils and prisoners and crashing the bandits’s military.
  • Turkish wrestler Yusuf Ismail at all times carried his entire fortune (in gold cash) in his cash belt. He was returning to Turkey on the SS La Bourgogne when it began sinking. He did not need to take off his very heavy belt and thus drowned.
  • This was additionally the destiny of a lot of Hernan Cortes’s males once they fled the Aztec capital. Set in the course of a lake, town was solely reachable by man-made causeways. As they fled throughout these, of their panic many fell into the water. The burden of the gold that they had stuffed their garments with induced many to drown.
  • Mark Twain relates in “The Innocents Overseas” on his journey to Pompei, “In one in every of these lengthy Pompeiian halls the skeleton of a person was discovered with ten items of gold in a single hand and a big key within the different. He had seized his cash and began towards the door, however the fiery tempest caught him on the very threshold, and he sank down and died. Yet another minute of treasured time would have saved him.”
  • One cause for the Scottish defeat on the Battle of Flodden (1513) was the conduct of the Scottish border troops who, after shattering one wing of the English military, stopped to loot the useless there after which as an alternative of securing their place or persevering with to assault the English heart. This allowed a a lot smaller pressure of English cavalry to assault and wipe out the 6000-strong Scottish regiment.
  • Very typically the result in an Historic or Medieval battle. A beforehand victorious military begins to loot the enemy baggage and is attacked by a contemporary enemy pressure and will get defeated. On the Battle of Kadesh, for instance, a division of Hittites was slaughtered by their Egyptian enemies, as a result of they had been too distracted looting a campground.
  • The Jap Roman Empire cherished to use this trope. To come across their enemies, they most popular to let the enemy advance deep of their territory, loot a city or two, after which ambush the enemy military whereas it was returning again to dwelling, being significantly encumbered with the loot and swag. They may then each wipe out the enemy military and recuperate the loot.
  • It was as soon as thought that this was how the Teratorn birds ended up within the La Brea Tar Pits of all locations, that they scavenged on the animals already trapped there and fell sufferer to the tar themselves. Science Marches On, nevertheless, and it is now believed that they acquired caught whereas making an attempt to grab small animals out of the tar. Nevertheless, it’s nonetheless believed that dire wolves and Smilodons did each get trapped within the tar regularly whereas making an attempt to scavange carcasses of different animals like floor sloths, horses, and camels- for each one giant herbavore fossil discovered within the tar pits, there are roughly ten fossils of enormous carnivores.
  • A number of the extra excessive hoarders could discover themselves trapped of their properties by years’ price of accrued junk and rubbish. They might be unable to flee within the occasion of a hearth or different emergency or starve to dying when their meals provide runs out (they usually cannot get extra as a result of they can not get out), or change into uncovered to illness and unable to get medical therapy.
  • This will occur to folks being robbed in the event that they refuse to cooperate with the robber. Most individuals will let you know that you’re higher off giving the robber what they need since you’ll be able to substitute your issues, however not your life. Some victims refuse to surrender their objects, which might trigger the robber to injure and even kill the individual and steal the objects anyway. Its additionally occurs to robbers often. Positive they may simply drop their loot and run away on the first signal of discovery, however that will make the entire endeavor pointless.
  • Pure climate catastrophe victims, like these caught in hurricanes, tornadoes, and so forth. Whereas some victims sadly cannot evacuate their properties in time as a result of they’re financially unable to, many victims are additionally individuals who refuse to go away and plan to endure the climate, as a result of they do not need to lose their private possessions.
  • In 2017, a tanker truck carrying 40,000 litres (10,567 gallons) of petrol overturned and spilled its cargo in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. As petrol was costly, a number of villagers within the neighborhood rapidly gathered on the crash web site to gather as a lot of it as they may. A lot of them ignored repeated warnings from each the truck’s driver and the police to clear the world because of the fireplace hazard the spilled gasoline posed. A number of minutes afterwards, the truck exploded, killing 219 folks.

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