History HoistByHisOwnPetard / LiveActionTV

26th Jan '17 1:11:34 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[AxCrazy Ramsay Bolton]] starves his hounds for a week before his battle with Jon Snow in the anticipation of feeding Jon and any of his other officers to them. When he's finally defeated and captured, Sansa has him put in their kennel, and his hounds put hunger over loyalty as they rip their master to pieces.

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[[AxCrazy Ramsay Bolton]] starves his hounds for a week before his battle with Jon Snow in the anticipation of feeding Jon and any of his other officers to them. When he's finally defeated and captured, Sansa has him put in their kennel, and his hounds put hunger over loyalty as they rip their master to pieces.pieces.
** Khal Drogo allows Mago to wound him to show off how impervious he is to pain, but it gets infected and eventually causes his untimely demise.
** Maester Cressen shares poisoned wine with Melisandre in an attempt to free Stannis from her influence. Instead, Melisandre's magic protects her while Cressen falls dead.
** The Good Masters of Astapor train their Unsullied slave soldiers to be robotically loyal SuperSoldiers, then sell them to a woman who ''hates'' slavery.
** When Cersei reveals the Tyrell plot to marry Sansa Stark to Loras Tyrell, Tywin responds by arranging for Loras to marry Cersei against her wishes.
** Cersei installs the High Sparrow as High Septon and reinstates the Faith Militant so they can arrest Margaery. Unfortunately for Cersei, once Littlefinger and Olenna make sure that the High Sparrow learns of Cersei's own crimes, he arrests her as well.
** In a meta-example, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin has said he wrote ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' as novels partially because his teleplays were always hampered by budget and practicality. Now, as a screenwriter for Game of Thrones, he's working on "a bitch of an adaptation" where "the original author made the damn battle way too big and too expensive."
13th Jan '17 4:27:22 AM upupandaway42
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** In the episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E5AHenInTheWolfHouse "A Hen in the Wolf House"]], Comicbook/{{SHIELD}} implants Raina with a tracker, hoping that she'll lead them to Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} head Daniel Whitehall.. In the episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E9YeWhoEnterHere "Ye Who Enter Here"]], HYDRA learn about the tracker, and use it to track down the [[CoolPlane Bus]], allowing them to recapture Raina, kidnap [[Comicbook/DaisyJohnson Skye]], and attempt to shoot down the Bus for good measure.
4th Jan '17 10:47:23 AM upupandaway42
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E6FracturedHouse "Fractured House"]], Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} goon Marcus Scarlotti uses a combat knife attached to a chain (a MythologyGag, as his comic counterpart is Comicbook/IronMan villain [[WhipItGood Whiplash]]) to fight Agent May. Firstly, May manages to turn the fight in her favour when Scarlotti gets the combat knife stuck in a wall, and later uses the chain to restrain him while she beats him unconscious. Also in the episode, Scarlotti's team have been killing people with splinter bombs, devices adapted from ImportedAlienPhlebotinum that [[NoBodyLeftBehind disintergrate anyone it hits]]. When one of them throws a splinter bomb at [[Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}} Bobbi]], Hunter saves her by throwing another member of Scarlotti's team into the bomb's path.
19th Dec '16 1:56:29 PM ivanw24
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* On the ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Double Exposure" the villain (Doctor Kepper played by Robert Culp) incites the victim to go out for a drink using subliminal images of a cold drink during a movie showing. Columbo, in order to reveal him, inserts various subliminal images of the office of the Culp-rit (pun intended) in another movie in order to entice him to reveal where he hid the murder weapon. It works.

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* On the ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Double Exposure" the villain (Doctor Kepper played by Robert Culp) incites the victim to go out for a drink using subliminal images of a cold drink during a movie showing. Columbo, in order to reveal him, inserts various subliminal images of the office of the Culp-rit (pun intended) in another movie in order to entice him to reveal where he hid retrieve the murder weapon.weapon and catch him red handed. It works.
19th Dec '16 1:53:32 PM ivanw24
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* On the Columbo episode "Double Exposure" the vilain (Doctor Kepper played by Robert Culp) incites the victim to go out for a drink using subliminal images of a cold drink during a movie showing. Columbo, in order to reveal him, inserts various subliminal images of the office of the Culp-rit (pun intended) in another movie in order to entice him to reveal where he hid the murder weapon. It works.

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* On the Columbo ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episode "Double Exposure" the vilain villain (Doctor Kepper played by Robert Culp) incites the victim to go out for a drink using subliminal images of a cold drink during a movie showing. Columbo, in order to reveal him, inserts various subliminal images of the office of the Culp-rit (pun intended) in another movie in order to entice him to reveal where he hid the murder weapon. It works.
19th Dec '16 7:06:10 AM ivanw24
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* On the Columbo episode "Double Exposure" the vilain (Doctor Kepper played by Robert Culp) incites the victim to go out for a drink using subliminal images of a cold drink during a movie showing. Columbo, in order to reveal him, inserts various subliminal images of the office of the Culp-rit (pun intended) in another movie in order to entice him to reveal where he hid the murder weapon. It works.
12th Dec '16 5:06:37 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* The ''Series/NCIS'' Season 11 episode "Bulletproof" centred around faulty body armor being sold to US military personnel - the manufacturer had passed the defective batch on to their recycling contractor to be disposed of, but the contractor instead sold them through a middleman (who ended up as the BodyOfTheWeek). At the end of the episode, the team confront the recycling company's director, who hides inside a caravan and opens fire on the agents. The agents return fire, and the director is killed - not by the bullets, but by her defective body armor shattering, causing fatal lacerations. For bonus irony points, Bishop was actually hit in the lower abdomen, but thanks to her own perfectly-functional body armor, she survived with only bruised ribs.

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* The ''Series/NCIS'' ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' Season 11 episode "Bulletproof" centred around faulty body armor being sold to US military personnel - the manufacturer had passed the defective batch on to their recycling contractor to be disposed of, but the contractor instead sold them through a middleman (who ended up as the BodyOfTheWeek). At the end of the episode, the team confront the recycling company's director, who hides inside a caravan and opens fire on the agents. The agents return fire, and the director is killed - not by the bullets, but by her defective body armor shattering, causing fatal lacerations. For bonus irony points, Bishop was actually hit in the lower abdomen, but thanks to her own perfectly-functional body armor, she survived with only bruised ribs.
19th Nov '16 6:25:26 AM F1Krazy
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** In season two, Lord Zedd and Goldar's chased the Rangers to a far-off planet with the powerful DoomsdayDevice Serpentera. Impatient, Zedd decides to use Serpentera's main cannon to create an Earth-Shattering Kaboom despite Goldar's pleas. The Rangers escape with what they were looking for as the planet is destroyed and Zedd chases the Rangers back to Earth. When he tries this again, Serpentera's batteries run out of power, forcing him to retreat! From that point on, Serpentera, which was once a planet-destroying abomination, [[VillainDecay was a big pile of junk]] because the bad guys simply couldn't keep it fully powered.

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** In season two, Lord Zedd and Goldar's chased the Rangers to a far-off planet with the powerful DoomsdayDevice Serpentera. Impatient, Zedd decides to use Serpentera's main cannon to create an Earth-Shattering Kaboom despite Goldar's pleas. The Rangers escape with what they were looking for as the planet is destroyed and Zedd chases the Rangers back to Earth. When he tries this again, Serpentera's batteries run out of power, forcing him to retreat! From that point on, Serpentera, which was once a planet-destroying abomination, [[VillainDecay was a big pile of junk]] because the bad guys simply couldn't keep it fully powered.fully-powered.



* The ''Series/NCIS'' Season 11 episode "Bulletproof" centred around faulty body armor being sold to US military personnel - the manufacturer had passed the defective batch on to their recycling contractor to be disposed of, but the contractor instead sold them through a middleman (who ended up as the BodyOfTheWeek). At the end of the episode, the team confront the recycling company's director, who hides inside a caravan and opens fire on the agents. The agents return fire, and the director is killed - not by the bullets, but by her defective body armor shattering, causing fatal lacerations. For bonus irony points, Bishop was actually hit in the lower abdomen, but thanks to her own perfectly-functional body armor, she survived with only bruised ribs.



* The first season finale of Series/StrikeBack features the BigBad, Latif, attempting to use VX gas on the leaders of several European countries and the United States by implanting explosive canisters filled with the nerve agent inside a pair of suicide bombers, while simultaneously kidnapping Grant and a Pakistani presidential candidate, all to expose the truth about Pakistan's invovlement in a plot to plant [=WMDs=] in Iraq to justify the war. Little does he know that Grant had grabbed an empty container (the explosive core of which is volatile enough to be set off by a direct hit from a bullet) recovered from his Chechen base in the previous episode. So when he tries to force Grant into a car at gunpoint, she points the gun at the canister (still on her, [[IdiotBall somehow]]) and pulls the trigger for him.

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* The first season finale of Series/StrikeBack ''Series/StrikeBack'' features the BigBad, Latif, attempting to use VX gas on the leaders of several European countries and the United States by implanting explosive canisters filled with the nerve agent inside a pair of suicide bombers, while simultaneously kidnapping Grant and a Pakistani presidential candidate, all to expose the truth about Pakistan's invovlement involvement in a plot to plant [=WMDs=] in Iraq to justify the war. Little does he know that Grant had grabbed an empty container (the explosive core of which is volatile enough to be set off by a direct hit from a bullet) recovered from his Chechen base in the previous episode. So when he tries to force Grant into a car at gunpoint, she points the gun at the canister (still on her, [[IdiotBall somehow]]) and pulls the trigger for him.
13th Nov '16 10:03:44 PM MummyGaGa
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* A lot of examples happened on Survivor
** The coconut challenge had the Rotu 4 from the fourth season of Survivor lay out the boot order leading the non-members of the tribe to form a counteralliance voting the Rotu 4 out of the game.
** Laura M. try to keep Tina Wesson around during her second stay at Redemption Island during Blood vs. Water only for Tina to beat her in the final challenge.
** Stephen's downfall in his second season has to be be this. First of all, his advantage lead him to become even more of a threat than he did and taking Tasha and Jeremy to the reward challenge lead Spencer feel like he is on the bottom of his alliance and made a move to get rid of Stephen
** From Kaoh Rong, Aubry's aggressive gameplay mixed with her indecisiveness in the beginning of the game as well as doing too good of a job at keeping her scheming secret to the point nobody knew what she did until after the season lead her to lose the game.
** Val from San Juan Del Sur went on to state that she ended up two idols in the game as a way to save herself. Too bad her other tribemates bought that lie leading to her being eliminated from the game.
** From Cagayan, Garrett went on to have a tribe forum to make sure no one freaked out or didn't vote for J'Tia only for Kass and Tasha to blindslide from the game after being brought attention to himself. He also assumed [[EpicFail he was safe and let his idol back at the camp]].
11th Nov '16 7:07:40 PM FordPrefect
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** In "A Change of Mind," the new Number Two uses psychological tactics cribbed from the RedScare and the UsefulNotes/CulturalRevolution to turn the whole Village against Number Six, declaring him an "[[IndividualityIsIllegal unmutual]]" and ostracizing him. At the end of the episode, Number Six, pretending to have been converted by the experience, persuades Number Two to call the whole Village together for his public confession and repudiation of his sins. Instead, he uses the opportunity to declare that ''Number Two'' is "unmutual." The villagers, conditioned by Number Two to automatically believe such accusations, form an angry mob and run him out of town.

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** In "A Change of Mind," the new Number Two uses psychological tactics cribbed from the RedScare and the UsefulNotes/CulturalRevolution to turn the whole Village against Number Six, declaring him an "[[IndividualityIsIllegal unmutual]]" and ostracizing him. At the end of the episode, Number Six, pretending to have been converted by the experience, persuades Number Two to call the whole Village together for his public confession and repudiation of his sins. Instead, he uses the opportunity to have someone declare that ''Number Two'' is "unmutual." The villagers, conditioned by Number Two to automatically believe such accusations, form an angry mob and run him out of town.
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