Er, no. Not what I meant. The death is totally expected and enjoyable.
The confusing thing is that this animation is very much like the non-interactive death from walking down the slope.
And there's no narrator saying "This maneuver's gonna be tricky. Better grab hold of something," or some such to coyly let players know the HAND works during this
sequence. Being similar, it looks as if using the penguin will definitely get you killed, period.
On Klorox II
in SQ5, the villain said "Now try and dodge my death loogies, monkey boy!" on top of the death message: "Nice reflexes. Try ducking next time."
SQ3's conveyor into the shredder
and SQ4's Sea Slug
didn't say anything, but they offered a significant delay to notice actions could still be taken (4.5s and 12s).
In SQ4(SQ1) there was a noise and Roger changed posture before angry bikers
tried to run him over. Failure to jump out of the way got a "Nice reflexes!" remark.
Most other act-now-or-die events involved a thing leisurely approaching Roger.