History HoistByHisOwnPetard / Film

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.
1st Jan '17 7:13:15 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon''. At the end Ming is impaled on the nose cone of one of his own war rockets.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. At the end Ming is impaled on the nose cone of one of his own war rockets.
12th Dec '16 3:51:59 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** In the [[Disney/Aladdin first movie]], Jafar has Aladdin cornered and brags that he's the most powerful being ever and that Aladdin is nothing without the Genie. This gives Aladdin the idea to claim that his power is only second to the Genie's, tricking him into using his last wish to become an all-powerful genie, resulting in being imprisoned in his own lamp.

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** In the [[Disney/Aladdin [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} first movie]], Jafar has Aladdin cornered and brags that he's the most powerful being ever and that Aladdin is nothing without the Genie. This gives Aladdin the idea to claim that his power is only second to the Genie's, tricking him into using his last wish to become an all-powerful genie, resulting in being imprisoned in his own lamp.
8th Dec '16 10:04:25 PM Jgamer
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** In the [[Disney/Aladdin first movie]], Jafar has Aladdin cornered and brags that he's the most powerful being ever and that Aladdin is nothing without the Genie. This gives Aladdin the idea to claim that his power is only second to the Genie's, tricking him into using his last wish to become an all-powerful genie, resulting in being imprisoned in his own lamp.
26th Nov '16 12:16:47 PM costanton11
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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', Future Biff meets his end when he gets back to 2015 from sending the almanac to his younger self. While getting out of the [=DeLorean=], he hits himself in the chest with his cane, and apparently dies of a heart attack.

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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', Future Biff meets his end when he gets back to 2015 from sending the almanac to his younger self. While getting out of This action, though it made his alternate self rich, also resulted in Lorraine killing him in 1996-A, as revealed on the [=DeLorean=], he hits himself in the chest with his cane, and apparently dies of a heart attack.audio commentary, which caused old Biff to fade from existence upon returning to 2015.
31st Oct '16 9:49:00 PM Blazer
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** In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'', Shredder drinks the mutagen, [[OneWingedAngel becoming the massive Super Shredder]] and begins tearing through the support beams of the pier he landed under. Realizing that he's going to kill everyone, Leonardo begs Shredder to stop or they'll kill them all. Shredder just lifts Leo up and tells him [[TakingYouWithMe "Then, so be it!"]] and keeps going. The turtles are able to survive by diving into the ocean while Shredder ends up crushed under the rubble.
30th Oct '16 3:50:56 PM HamburgerTime
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* In ''Film/TripleX'', the chain-smoking [[TheDragon Dragon]] dies when a heat-seeking rocket is attracted to his cigarette.
14th Oct '16 9:31:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/SkyHigh'', there is Ethan's ever-so-glorious revenge on Lash.

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* In ''Film/SkyHigh'', ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', there is Ethan's ever-so-glorious revenge on Lash.
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