History HoistByHisOwnPetard / Film

6th Mar '17 7:12:53 PM nombretomado
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* In any given MarxBrothers film, any dialogue between the two resident {{Pungeon Master}}s was likely to end with the quick-witted Chico getting the better of the exasperated Groucho by turning his own wordplay against him.

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* In any given MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers film, any dialogue between the two resident {{Pungeon Master}}s was likely to end with the quick-witted Chico getting the better of the exasperated Groucho by turning his own wordplay against him.
19th Feb '17 11:55:46 AM rva98014
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Bellwether's final plan was to use the Nighthowler serum on Nick to get him to kill Judy. She called the police so they would undoubtedly deal with Nick as well, eliminating the remaining two people who knew of her conspiracy to turn Herbivores against Carnivores. She didn't bet on Nick and Judy anticipating this move, replacing the Nighthowler bullets with harmless [[ChekovsGun blueberries]] while they had the gun, then having the carrot pen record [[JustBetweenYouAndMe a confession]]. By the time [[OutGambitted she figured out she'd been hustled]], the police—who ''she'' called—had arrived, giving her no chance to escape.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Bellwether's final plan was is to use the Nighthowler serum on [[spoiler:have a savage Nick to get him to kill Judy. She called Judy, allowing her to further inflame anti-predator sentiment. As such she calls the police ZPD to come witness the death of Judy, but she does so before Nick actually kills her. When it's revealed they would undoubtedly deal with Nick as well, eliminating the remaining two people who knew of her conspiracy to turn Herbivores against Carnivores. She didn't bet on Nick and Judy anticipating this move, replacing the Nighthowler bullets with harmless [[ChekovsGun blueberries]] while they had the gun, then having the carrot pen record [[JustBetweenYouAndMe are carrying out a confession]]. By the BatmanGambit, Bellwether has no time [[OutGambitted she figured out she'd been hustled]], to adjust her plans and is caught red-handed by the police—who ''she'' called—had arrived, giving her no chance to escape.
ZPD.]]
15th Feb '17 6:03:15 PM ngh93
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* At the end of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Evil Queen]] (disguised as [[OneWingedAngel the Witch)]] actually threatens to kill the seven dwarfs by crushing them with a boulder after they've discovered that she actually [[DisneyDeath "killed"]] Snow White with a poisoned apple and had her cornered at a cliff. Just right before she dislodges the boulder, the Queen is immediately hit by lightning, [[DisneyVillainDeath and tumbles off the edge.]] Shortly afterwards, the boulder falls off the same cliff in the same direction as the Queen. Splat!

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* At the end of ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Evil Queen]] (disguised as [[OneWingedAngel the Witch)]] actually threatens to kill the seven dwarfs by crushing them with a boulder after they've discovered that she actually [[DisneyDeath "killed"]] Snow White with a poisoned apple and had her cornered at a cliff. Just right before she dislodges the boulder, the ledge the Queen is immediately hit standing on is struck by lightning, [[DisneyVillainDeath and tumbles off she plummets into the edge.gorge below.]] Shortly afterwards, the boulder falls off the same cliff in the same direction as the Queen. Splat!
15th Feb '17 7:55:53 AM Dravencour
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* Film/GhostRider's Penance Stare allows him to burn the pain of all the people someone has hurt into that person's soul. The film's villain, a demon, has no soul and is thus immune. Near the end, he takes on the power of 1000 evil human souls to start the apocalypse. Guess what happens.

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* Film/GhostRider's Penance Stare allows him to burn the pain of all the people someone has hurt into that person's soul. The film's villain, a demon, has no soul and is thus immune. Near the end, he takes on the power of 1000 evil human souls to start the apocalypse. Guess what happens.apocalypse, which removes his immunity and allows Ghost Rider to destroy him forever.
1st Feb '17 9:44:17 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* The film ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' features Chance and Shadow, two dogs, swimming across a shallow part of a river. The cat named Sassy, who refuses to get wet at all, tries to cross a makeshift bridge of logs, branches, and rocks in the rapids. The branch breaks, sending Sassy into the rapids, [[spoiler:and eventually, over a waterfall. She survives, though]]. By the end of the journey, she seems to have learned her lesson.

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* The film ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' features Chance and Shadow, two dogs, swimming across a shallow part of a river. The cat named Sassy, who refuses to get wet at all, tries to cross a makeshift bridge of logs, branches, and rocks in the rapids. The branch breaks, sending Sassy into the rapids, [[spoiler:and eventually, over a waterfall. She survives, though]].survives]]. By the end of the journey, she seems to have learned her lesson.



* In ''Film/HappyGilmore'', snobby golf pro Shooter [=McGavin=] is highly offended by Happy's coarse, unprofessional attitude to golf (and the threat he poses to the attention and awards Shooter believes are rightfully his) and ends up going to all kinds of lengths to undermine or sabotage Happy. Thing is, Happy initially makes no secret of his disdain for golf and is only playing in the first place to raise some quick money, but becomes so antagonised by Shooter that he decides to add "kick Shooter's ass" to his life of things to do. Shooter ends up losing the tour to Happy, whereas if he'd just bitten his tongue and waited Happy would have likely quit well before it came to that point.

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* In ''Film/HappyGilmore'', snobby golf pro Shooter [=McGavin=] is highly offended by Happy's coarse, unprofessional attitude to golf (and the threat he poses to the attention and awards Shooter believes are rightfully his) and ends up going to all kinds of lengths to undermine or sabotage Happy. Thing is, Happy initially makes no secret of his disdain for golf and is only playing in the first place to raise some quick money, but becomes so antagonised by Shooter that he decides to add "kick Shooter's ass" to his life list of things to do. Shooter ends up losing the tour to Happy, whereas if he'd just bitten his tongue and waited Happy would have likely quit well before it came to that point.


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*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016''
** By imprisoning multiple Assassin descendants and putting them into the Animus, Abstergo is able to track down the Apple of Eden. [[spoiler:However, they realize too late that they've also made their prisoners stronger thanks to the Bleeding Effect, allowing them to escape and take down many of their personnel. To make matters worse, their victory in finding the Apple is short lived because those very same Assassins are able to infiltrate their grand temple, assassinate Alan Rikkin, and steal the Apple]]. One of the security officials even lampshades it while looking at surveillance footage of Callum:
--> "We are feeding the beast."
** Collecting the weapons of previous Assassins (most likely for research in boosting synchronization) might have seemed harmless at the time. [[spoiler:That is until it gives their prisoners a full armory to take down everyone]].
28th Jan '17 6:52:37 PM ZimFan89
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* During the climax of ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'', [[TrueFinalBoss Dr. Issacs]] is KilledOffForReal by [[spoiler: his own clone]], who is himself then subsequently DevouredByTheHorde of zombies he'd been bearing down on Alice but apparently forgot about due to the confrontation.
25th Jan '17 12:09:18 AM PaulA
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* ''TheWindInTheWillows''/''[[MarketBasedTitle Mr. Toad's Wild Ride]]'': [[BigBad Chief Weasel]] tries to blow up Toad Hall from the dog food factory. Rat switched the labels on some barrels labeled "bones" and "explosives" earlier on. You can probably figure out how this ends...

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* ''TheWindInTheWillows''/''[[MarketBasedTitle Mr. Toad's Wild Ride]]'': ''Film/{{The Wind in the Willows|1996}}'': [[BigBad Chief Weasel]] tries to blow up Toad Hall from the dog food factory. Rat switched the labels on some barrels labeled "bones" and "explosives" earlier on. You can probably figure out how this ends...
18th Jan '17 7:50:26 PM luord
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** Arthur trying to kill Eggsy with a poisoned glass of brandy, Eggsy pulls a PoisonChaliceSwitcheroo. Also his unsuccessful co-opting of Eggsy and also enables Eggsy and Merlin to interfere with the plan by infiltrating his base and stopping it themselves.

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** Arthur trying to kill Eggsy with a poisoned glass of brandy, Eggsy pulls a PoisonChaliceSwitcheroo. Also his unsuccessful co-opting of Eggsy and also enables Eggsy and Merlin to interfere with the plan by infiltrating his Valentine's base and stopping it themselves.
9th Jan '17 2:51:29 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Towards the end of ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'', the bitchy fashion boutique owner Edythe comes across Miss Pettigrew and her wealthy fiance Joe having a serious conversation and accuses Miss Pettigrew of spilling the beans about Edythe's numerous affairs, which Miss Pettigrew had previously stumbled across. Except that Miss Pettigrew and Joe were ''actually'' having a conversation about World War One and [[ItMakesSenseInContext gentleman's socks]], and in spitefully outing Miss Pettigrew as an indigent nanny rather than a social secretary, she accidentally reveals her own adultery to Joe, who ends up ditching her for Miss Pettigrew. Whoops.

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* Towards the end of ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'', the bitchy GoldDigger fashion boutique owner Edythe comes across Miss Pettigrew and her wealthy fiance Joe having a serious conversation and accuses Miss Pettigrew of spilling the beans about Edythe's numerous affairs, which Miss Pettigrew had previously stumbled across. Except that Miss Pettigrew and Joe were ''actually'' having a conversation about World War One and [[ItMakesSenseInContext gentleman's socks]], and in spitefully outing Miss Pettigrew as an indigent nanny rather than a social secretary, she accidentally reveals her own adultery to Joe, who ends up ditching her for Miss Pettigrew. Whoops.


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* In ''Film/HappyGilmore'', snobby golf pro Shooter [=McGavin=] is highly offended by Happy's coarse, unprofessional attitude to golf (and the threat he poses to the attention and awards Shooter believes are rightfully his) and ends up going to all kinds of lengths to undermine or sabotage Happy. Thing is, Happy initially makes no secret of his disdain for golf and is only playing in the first place to raise some quick money, but becomes so antagonised by Shooter that he decides to add "kick Shooter's ass" to his life of things to do. Shooter ends up losing the tour to Happy, whereas if he'd just bitten his tongue and waited Happy would have likely quit well before it came to that point.
3rd Jan '17 3:20:38 AM upupandaway42
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', during the warehouse fight scene, one of [[Comicbook/LexLuthor Lex's]] {{Mooks}} tries to use a grenade against Comicbook/{{Batman}}. As he pulls the pin out, Batman punches another mook he had hung up by the leg onto him, knocking the grenade to the floor - the resulting explosion taking out both mooks.
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