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An AI or Artificial Intelligence is used to generate responsive, adaptive, or intelligent

behaviors primarily in NPCs similar to human-like intelligence.

Sometimes the AI gets out of line, and can do some very unexpected things in a speedrun.

Most of the clips you are about to see involve a speedrunner near the end of their run when

the AI performs something that is rarely seen; whether it be RNG, a glitch, or unforgiving


I hope you enjoy.

First on the list is Yu-Gi-Oh!

Forbidden Memories.

This game was released in Japan in 1999 and North America and Europe in 2002 and is loosely

based on the manga and anime series.

As you progress in this game, one of the final challenges is to defeat what is known as the

Final 6”.

The Final 6 is a collection of antagonists that are very difficult to defeat if your

deck is not strong enough.

These duels are unforgiving, and must also be beaten in a row without the ability to


In the Yu-Gi-Oh!

Series, theres a specific card called Exodia The Forbidden One.

Just like the Trading Card Game, if you have Exodia, his left and right arm, and left and

right leg in your playing hand at any given point in a duel, you automatically win.

In Forbidden Memories, some of the final 6 have the five pieces of Exodia in their deck,

meaning that its possible to get whats known in the Yu-Gi-Oh!

Community asExodiad”.

Raikaru13 has one of the most famous Exodia clips, and it occurred almost 14 hours into

his speedrun of the then named Any% (No Card Duplication) category.

In only 8 cards, the boss drew the five pieces of Exodia.

The probability of getting Exodiad at this specific point in the duel is a minuscule

0.0085% chance or 1 in 11,764.

As a side note, the AI in this game is notorious for cheating and can quite literally transform

the cards in their hand.

On screen you will see an example of this and Ive also linked the full video in the


Because of this variable, its hard to say what the actual probability of getting Exodiad


However, if the AI were to play fairly and have 35 random cards plus the five pieces

of Exodia, the probability I stated earlier is accurate.

All in all, this rarely ever happens in the game and the runner didnt even know it

was possible.

Next on the list we have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

One of the most popular franchises of all time, Mario Kart is a game that shows no mercy,

with some of the most troll AI in gaming history.

A runner known as Skilloz_ was on his way to beat the 200cc Star Cup world record, when

he noticed the infamous blue shell was on the way to get him.

Instead of completing the race and earning a world record, the blue shell smashes right

into him just before the finish line.

Because of this, he finishes with a time of 7 minutes and 38 seconds, 1 second off of

world record.

On the bright side, Skilloz did manage to get the world record in this category back

in March of this year.

So congrats to him.

Third on this list is the first game of the Crash N. Sane Trilogy.

The runner featured is ukogmonkey, and he was on World Record pace in the any% category.

Towards the end of a run, you are faced off against Nitrus Brio, who consists of two phases.

In the first phase, Brio throws green and purple potions.

The goal is to dodge the purple potions and jump on the blobs that are spawned from the

green potions hitting the ground.

For every successful jump on the blob, Brio takes damage.

In speedrunning, and even in casual play for that matter, you would want to jump on the

blobs as soon as they spawned, right?

Well, this is an instance where going too fast can softlock the game.

This was known as theNitrus Brio glitchand it occurred if you jumped too quickly

on a green blob as Brio was throwing another potion.

The glitch eventually got patched on June 29, 2018, the same day the game was ported

to the Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox One.

Although this was an oversight in the games design, the animation of Brio freaking out

is pretty hilarious.

A very interesting one on this list is Burnout 3: Takedown.

The runner, known as Mopsi was running the any% category when something extremely absurd


Close to finishing off his run, a car seemingly flies out of nowhere to crash into his.

How was this even possible?

Was it a glitch?

Well, this is what happened.

If you slow down the clip just enough, you can see the AI car flying over a hill and

landing onto Mopsi at a VERY high speed.

This is because of rubberbanding.

Rubber band AI refers to a feature found in racing games that is designed to prevent players

from getting too far ahead of computer-controlled opponents.

When done well, such AI can maintain a consistent level of challenge from the beginning of an

event to the end.

However, when done poorly, it becomes evident that the game is bending its own rules in

the computers favour, either by temporarily enhancing the CPUs abilities, such as by

making a CPU drive at a faster speed than their vehicle is supposedly capable of going,

or by inhibiting the abilities of the players vehicle, or both.

In the case of this clip, Mopsi shared with me that the cases where the AIs car goes

that fast is not common.

On top of this, he also shared with me that you can sometimes gain height seeminglyout

of nowhere”.

When pairing thisOut of Boundsglitch with poor rubber-banding, the AI manages to

gain height to travel over a hill and crash into the car at the worse part in the run,

the last race.

He also titled this clipThe Most BS Moment in Speedrunning History”, and I couldnt

agree more.

Next on the list is The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD.

Linkus7 was running the Any% category, and was on his first ever sub-1 hour pace run.

The only thing standing in his way was Ganondorf.

The way the Ganondorf fight works in this game is that he can do 2 different attacks.

An over the head slash, and a side slash.

The timing for when he hits you is completely random.

As you can see, Linkus is going to work on Ganon, and as soon as the stun wears off,

the timer activates.

The timer can range anywhere from the first frame the stun runs out, up to two seconds


If you get his over the head slash attack within the first few frames, Link doesnt

have enough time to walk backwards and even though Link has a shield, Ganons sword

will still reach a few pixels off the back side of Links head.

So, instead of Ganon hitting the shield, the game thinks Link got hit on the back of the

head, causing a death and an unbelievable way to ruin a speedrun.

Linkus also shared that this has happened only twice in the entire time he has been

running this game.

Next up we have Grand Theft Auto V ran by DarkViperAU.

He was six hours into his run of the Classic% category, when an insane series of events

decimated him.

He was onThe Big Scoremission, which is the sixth and final heist mission in the


The mission can be completed in two ways, thesubtleapproach, or theobvious


Speedrunners select thesubtleapproach, and theyll need to drive their vehicle

onto a tractor trailer at a specific point or the mission is failed.

Unfortunately, it was not one; but two events that caused him to fail the mission.

As you can see in the clip, DarkViper is approaching an underpass when gunfire from a police helicopter

rains down on him.

You would think that a police helicopter shooting above a vehicle wouldnt be able to reach

the tires, right?

Well, this specific police helicopter was relentless, and shockingly takes out a tire

of the vehicle with only a few shots.

Its still possible for him to complete the mission with time to spare, but then this


The game mysteriously throws his car into oncoming traffic.

This is known as thelevitation bug”, and because of this, it takes him a few moments

to get back to the other side of the road to try and complete the mission.

However, by the time he gets to where he needs to be, hes unable to successfully drive

the vehicle into the tractor trailer.

At the time, this was a sub 6:35 run, which was unbelievable for the game.

The world record for the game currently sits at a time of 6 hours 17 minutes and 5 seconds.

Even if it wasnt for thelevitation bug”, the police helicopter shooting out

the tire was just another example of an AI who was on a trolling spree.

Here we have the Final Fantasy 7 Any% No Slots run by Davesterio.

The game has a hidden mechanic where if a party member, or enemy has 7,777 health, every

attack they do will deal 7,777 damage.

About four hours into the run, theres a boss you encounter named Demons Gate.

This boss has 10,000 HP and it can open up with a few attacks, such as Cave In, Rock

Drop, Petrify Eye, or it can prepare for a Demon Rush.

If the boss does not open with a Demon Rush, you have to deal 2,500 damage in order to

push it into a Demon Rush state.

Once the boss is in this state, you can normally get 5 turns off with proper ATB Wait Manipulation

to control the battle time.

All this means is that you can minimize the opponents turns while maximizing yours.

In Davesterios instance, he was somehow able to get 9 turns in before the boss used

its AOE Demon Rush attack, and it just so happened he got the boss to exactly 7,777

health before the move.

Now you can see where Im going with this.

Normally with the way the turns go, its very easy to avoid this health range before

Demons Gate attacks, but because of the extra turns and damage rolls, Demons Gate ruins

the run.

The damage rolls went as follows: 440, 314, 424, 304, 432, and 309 which reduced from

10,000 HP equals 7,777 HP.

Next on the list is a runner named Shredberg who was running Super Meat Boy.

Near the end of a run, youre faced against Larries Lament.

During this fight, there are three giant maggots that dig in and out of the ground and the

only way to defeat them is to make them jump into the saws on the sides of the walls.

The easiest way to do this is to wall jump off the left side of the left platform, taking

you through the blades.

As you can see, the first two worms jump into the saws rather early.

However, the last worm only has a 25% chance of jumping on each cycle.

The median for this to occur successfully is typically around 5 cycles, where anything

more than 10 is very bad luck.

Shredberg faced impossibly bad luck.

How many cycles do you think this encounter took?



Nope, 45.

45 cycles of Larry refusing to jump cost him 3 minutes.

The probability of needing 45 cycles to complete Larry is 0.000239% or 1 in 419,028.

Next up we have Mega Man X, ran by Soppanaama.

A little under halfway through the 100% run, you face a boss known as Armored Armadillo,

or Dillo for short.

One of his abilities in this fight is his Rolling Shield, where he curls up into a ball,

and begins to spin rapidly and bounce around his boss-room.

He is also invincible whilst he is in motion.

While he is bouncing off the walls he has a chance to "break-open" and once that occurs,

youre able to damage him.

Normally, he breaks open after a few bounces but sometimes he takes longer.

If this happens, you're guaranteed to lose a huge chunk of time to this game mechanic,

and with how optimized this game is, it's usually an automatic reset.

In Soppanaama's encounter, Dillo decided to bounce around the room for a solid 32 seconds.

Lastly on the list is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

In the 100% speedrun, this game is best known for Dampe, a mysterious old man who works

as a gravekeeper.

As Young Link, Dampe offers a Gravedigging Tour late at night.

For ten rupees, he will dig up a patch of dirt.

There is a 10% chance that he will dig up a Piece of Heart, which is necessary to complete

the 100% speedrun of the game.

There are 15 mounds to dig from in the graveyard and the games programming simply gives

each attempt a 10% chance of success and does in fact keep count of how many attempts youve


On your 15th attempt, it guarantees a success.

However, if you keep exiting and reloading the area, as speedrunners do, the attempt

count is reset to 0 each time.

Because of this, the probability of obtaining the Piece of Heart becomes a geometric distribution,

and I will get to that in a moment.

So the question now becomes...what is the Dampe WR, or in other words, the highest amount

of attempts that was needed to obtain a Piece of Heart.



Try 103.

Slask_ was casually running the 100% category when he soon realized Dampes Gravedigging

Tour was a scam.

After being unsuccessful at Dampe for quite a few times, he kept going because up until

this point, he was on a very good pace in the run, and most likely figured that he would

get the heartpiece very soon and only lose a little bit of time.

However, this eventually turned into 103 attempts, which took roughly 43 minutes, and was probably

the most agonizing 43 minutes of his life.

When looking at the probability of this happening, we must be clear that each attempt at Dampe

is an independent event, since speedrunners exit and reload the area upon a failed attempt.

The probability of needing at least 103 Dampe attempts to obtain the heartpiece is 0.0019%

or 1 in 51,644.

Needless to say, I think Dampe had it out for this Speedrunner.

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