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12th Dec '17 7:53:36 AM OlfinBedwere
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* ''Film/BatesMotel1987'' has a MorallyBankruptBanker give a huge loan to Alex West, who inherited the titular motel from the now-deceased Norman Bates. Despite said banker intending to foreclose on Alex and sell the land to a developer, along with the fact that Alex has no clue on how to run a motel, for some bizarre reason he dresses up like Bates's mother and tries to scare Alex away. He gets caught in the act, his confession to his schemes is recorded on tape by Alex's friend Willie, and is subsequently blackmailed into letting Alex have a much more lenient repayment schedule.
28th Nov '17 2:57:06 PM Fireblood
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* Colonel Flagg fell victim to this in his final (and no-doubt most humiliating) scheme on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' When Hawkeye put the welfare of a communist soldier over another patient since the communist was in worse shape then the other patient, this naturally led to Flagg thinking Hawkeye was a Communist Sympathizer. Flagg made the mistake of recruiting Major Winchester into spying on Hawkeye; but he sorely misjudged Winchester's character. Winchester duped Flagg into thinking that a camp bridge game (which included the mayor of Uijongbu and his brother, the city's chief of police, as guest players), was a meeting of conspirators, which Flagg then attempted to raid. Even though they found out that Major Winchester set the whole thing up, the two angry South Korean officials vowed to use their US military contacts to ensure that Flagg would be punished; and since Flagg was never seen again in this series, they apparently succeeded.

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* Colonel Flagg fell victim to this in his final (and no-doubt most humiliating) scheme on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'', When Hawkeye put the welfare of a communist soldier over another patient since the communist was in worse shape then the other patient, this naturally led to Flagg thinking Hawkeye was a Communist Sympathizer.communist sympathizer. Flagg made the mistake of recruiting Major Winchester into spying on Hawkeye; but he sorely misjudged Winchester's character. Winchester duped Flagg into thinking that a camp bridge game (which included the mayor of Uijongbu and his brother, the city's chief of police, as guest players), was a meeting of conspirators, which Flagg then attempted to raid. Even though they found out that Major Winchester set the whole thing up, the two angry South Korean officials vowed to use their US military contacts to ensure that Flagg would be punished; and since Flagg was never seen again in this series, they apparently succeeded.
28th Nov '17 2:55:18 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Misfits}}'': "Jesus" is hit by the file cabinet he's trying to yank away with telekinesis from the gang and killed after they let go.
20th Nov '17 12:09:28 PM luiz4200
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** In ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel'' episode "The Ranger Ribbon", Trapsaw falls for all of his own traps except for the last one.
** Also in ''Ninja Steel'', [[spoiler:As the last part of his plan to trick the Principal into disqualifying his rivals for School Council President, Victor set a water baloon trick for when the winner is announced. The other candidates renounced and Victor becomes victim of his own trick.]]
15th Nov '17 10:29:42 PM Fireblood
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** When a mugger shoots Ralph, he's unharmed due to his RubberMan abilities, with the bullets ricocheting from his body and back into the gunman.
16th Sep '17 9:47:20 AM Jgamer
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** In "The San Lorenzo Job", criminal banker Damien Moreau was royally screwed over by the team in the previous episode, so he escapes to the titular country, where the corrupt government is in his pocket, any potential political rivals are arrested and detained in an underground cell, he has enough assets to take it easy until he can clean up the mess the team made for him, and, most importantly, there are no extradition treaties, so he can't be forced to leave. At the end of the episode, the corrupt president he financed is convinced to turn on him so he can seize his assets for a comfortable retirement and he's detained in the same cell all the political rivals were held in, and since San Lorenzo has no extradition treaties, he can't get out.
13th Sep '17 4:52:39 PM nighttrainfm
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** Death example: in both "The Pack" and "Go Fish", a human villain is [[SelfDisposingVillain killed by the monsters they created]], ensuring Buffy herself [[ThouShaltNotKillMuggles doesn't have to kill a Muggle.]]
5th Sep '17 5:26:46 AM Danzence
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** Serially averted by the Master throughout Season Eight. He repeatedly tries to destroy life on Earth by unleashing an alien menace, only to end up helping the Doctor defeat it after realising in the nick of time that it's as much a threat to him as anyone else.

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** Serially averted by the Master throughout Season series Eight. He repeatedly tries to destroy life on Earth by unleashing an alien menace, only to end up helping the Doctor defeat it after realising in the nick of time that it's as much a threat to him as anyone else.
5th Sep '17 5:23:23 AM Danzence
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** When Dark Willow catches up to Warren, she begins by torturing him with the very bullet he used to shoot Buffy.

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** When Dark Willow catches up to Warren, she begins by torturing him with the very bullet he used to shoot Buffy.Tara.
4th Sep '17 8:15:26 AM RobTan
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* A double version occurs in the final season of ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. Malcolm manipulates Nicola Murray, the Party's incompetent leader, into calling for an enquiry into the death of a mentally ill nurse who killed himself after becoming homeless due to a policy the Opposition introduced when they took power. After calling for the enquiry, Murray remembers that she herself supported the policy when the Party was in power, and resigns in disgrace, with Malcolm telling her that the enquiry will probably result in her suffering serious consequences as punishment for her dragging the Party down for two years. However, the PM expands the scope of the enquiry to cover the culture of leaking in Westminster. By the time Nicola is called, she is so far beneath their notice they don't even listen to her testimony, while the enquiry discovers that Malcolm leaked the nurse's private medical records to the media, and he is eventually arrested.

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* A double version occurs in the final season of ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. Malcolm manipulates Nicola Murray, the Party's incompetent leader, into calling for an enquiry into the death of a mentally ill nurse who killed himself after becoming homeless due to a policy the Opposition introduced when they took power. After calling for the enquiry, Murray remembers that she herself supported the policy when the Party was in power, and resigns in disgrace, with Malcolm telling her that the enquiry will probably result in her suffering serious consequences consequences, which he sees as fitting punishment for her dragging the Party down for two years. However, the PM expands the scope of the enquiry to cover the culture of leaking in Westminster. By the time Nicola is called, she is so far beneath their notice they don't even listen to her testimony, while the enquiry discovers that Malcolm leaked the nurse's private medical records to the media, and he is eventually arrested.
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