History HoistByHisOwnPetard / LiveActionTV

16th Aug '16 3:57:25 PM FelipeXicao
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** In "Day of the Moon", the Silence learns the hard way that having a CompellingVoice can backfire badly when a recording of a Silent saying "you should kill us all on sight" is broadcasted during Apollo 11's moonlanding. Congratulations, now the entire population of Earth will do as they were told and they won't even remember what happened.
18th Jul '16 12:29:23 PM MikeW
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** He boasts of how Nucleus will offer the greatest live stream of a UFC event ever seen. However, because of his terrifying presence, no one on his team has the courage to tell him the program won't be ready for weeks or months and the live stream is a diaster of glitches.

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** He boasts of how Nucleus will offer the greatest live stream of a UFC event ever seen. However, because of his terrifying presence, no one on his team has the courage to tell him the program won't be ready for weeks or months and the live stream is a diaster disaster of glitches.



** Realizing he needs a scapegoat, Gavin talks that division head into coming back, promising to give him full control over the project. The man takes one look at the Nucleus code, realizes how unsalvagable it is and literally races away from the company. Reporting this, Gavin's superiors think this is a good thing as now "the whole world will know you and you alone are responsible for Nucleus."
** Gavin thinks he's got the perfect ammo against Pied Piper by revealing Hooli has a non-compete clause in employee contracts which means he owns what they came up with while working for Hooli. Sadly, he's neglected to remember that non-compete clauses are illegal in California which means that ''every'' Hooli employee is freed of their contract and the company owns ''nothing'' they came up with.

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** Realizing he needs a scapegoat, Gavin talks that division head into coming back, promising to give him full control over the project. The man takes one look at the Nucleus code, realizes how unsalvagable it is and literally races away from the company. Reporting this, Gavin's superiors lawyers (unaware of the truth) think this is a good thing as now "the whole world will know you and you alone are responsible for Nucleus."
** Gavin thinks he's got the perfect ammo against Pied Piper by revealing Hooli has a non-compete clause in employee contracts which means he owns what they came up with while working for Hooli. Sadly, he's neglected to remember that non-compete clauses are illegal in California which means that ''every'' Hooli employee is freed of their contract and the company owns ''nothing'' they came up with. Needless to say, the board is not happy with this.


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** When it becomes clear Gavin has been covering up how Nucleus never worked amid all his other blunders, the board finally relieves him as CEO. They can't fire him because of his contract so they just "transfer" him to another department...which ends up on the roof of the building with all the other guys Gavin has "transferred" over botched projects in the past.
17th Jul '16 10:43:50 PM MikeW
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** Realizing he needs a scapegoat, Gavin talks that division head into coming back, promising to give him full control over the project. The man takes one look at the Nucleus code, realizes how unsalvagable it is and literally races away from the company. Reporting this, Gavin's superiors think this is a good thing as now "the whole world will know you and you alone are responsible for Nucleus."
17th Jul '16 10:29:14 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/SiliconValley'' Hooli CEO Gavin hits this time and again as his every effort to make a name for himself blows up in his face thanks to his own work.
** He boasts of how Nucleus will offer the greatest live stream of a UFC event ever seen. However, because of his terrifying presence, no one on his team has the courage to tell him the program won't be ready for weeks or months and the live stream is a diaster of glitches.
** Gavin promotes Big Head to a key position on the assumption it will help his fight against Pied Piper. However, Big Head is basically a moron who drives the actually competent division head (ticked over being passed over) away. Also, when Nucleus fails, Gavin realizes Big Head has been wasting company time and resources on a potato cannon and has nothing to offer that can be built in less than 30 years.
** Gavin thinks he's got the perfect ammo against Pied Piper by revealing Hooli has a non-compete clause in employee contracts which means he owns what they came up with while working for Hooli. Sadly, he's neglected to remember that non-compete clauses are illegal in California which means that ''every'' Hooli employee is freed of their contract and the company owns ''nothing'' they came up with.
** He illegally alters Hooli software to automatically delete any news that speaks bad about them...only to have a reporter break the story first and has Gavin ripped on censorship.
** Gavin buys a company to get control of Pied Piper's work...which just means there's a concrete point of price on the work Pied Piper made.
25th Jun '16 3:55:31 PM nombretomado
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* The Huntsman from ''TheTenthKingdom.'' Earlier in the miniseries, we are told that his magic weapon is a crossbow that, when fired, shoots bolts that will not stop until they hit the heart of a living being. So quite naturally, during the climax when he and Wolf are struggling over the weapon and it is accidentally fired upwards through the skylight, the rule of KarmicDeath (as well as the law of gravity) dictates the arrow comes right back down and stabs the Huntsman in the heart from behind.

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* The Huntsman from ''TheTenthKingdom.''Series/TheTenthKingdom.'' Earlier in the miniseries, we are told that his magic weapon is a crossbow that, when fired, shoots bolts that will not stop until they hit the heart of a living being. So quite naturally, during the climax when he and Wolf are struggling over the weapon and it is accidentally fired upwards through the skylight, the rule of KarmicDeath (as well as the law of gravity) dictates the arrow comes right back down and stabs the Huntsman in the heart from behind.
20th Jun '16 8:54:06 PM babyhenchy1
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* In ''Series/{{Game of Thrones}} [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton is [[TheDogBitesBack killed by his own dogs after being locked inside their kennel.]]]]

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* In ''Series/{{Game of Thrones}} [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton is [[TheDogBitesBack killed by ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[AxCrazy Ramsay Bolton]] starves his own dogs after being locked inside 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.]]]]kennel, and his hounds put hunger over loyalty as they rip their master to pieces.
19th Jun '16 8:03:46 PM godzillavkk
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* In ''Series/{{Game of Thrones}} [[spoiler:Ramsay Bolton is [[TheDogBitesBack killed by his own dogs after being locked inside their kennel.]]]]
5th Jun '16 2:17:18 PM nombretomado
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* In the Pie-lette of ''PushingDaisies'' Chuck laments that she was hoisted by her own petard - her vacation was also smuggling monkey figurines, which got her killed. It prompts Ned's reply, "What's a petard?"

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* In the Pie-lette of ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' Chuck laments that she was hoisted by her own petard - her vacation was also smuggling monkey figurines, which got her killed. It prompts Ned's reply, "What's a petard?"



* In ''{{Life}}'' (season 1, "Powerless"), the main villain becomes obsessed with Reese (they both go to the same AA meetings, and he figures that she lied about her dark past), so he holds her hostage in her kitchen and forces her to drink a massive bottle of vodka, and finally she tells him about her past in a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech totally awesome speech]], and when he looks away for a second, she grabs the empty bottle of vodka and whacks him across the head with it, thus giving her partner and his backup time to break in and save her.

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* In ''{{Life}}'' ''Series/{{Life}}'' (season 1, "Powerless"), the main villain becomes obsessed with Reese (they both go to the same AA meetings, and he figures that she lied about her dark past), so he holds her hostage in her kitchen and forces her to drink a massive bottle of vodka, and finally she tells him about her past in a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech totally awesome speech]], and when he looks away for a second, she grabs the empty bottle of vodka and whacks him across the head with it, thus giving her partner and his backup time to break in and save her.
20th May '16 2:15:37 PM OlfinBedwere
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** The same trope actually ends up bailing Dexter out of trouble later in the season. Having been suspended from duty, Sgt. Doakes goes outside the law, breaks into Dexter's apartment and steals his collection of slides containing his victim's blood, which he intends to have analysed outside the country. However, when he flies out of the U.S. to set this up the FBI break into his car (he, along with several other officers are being investigated for possible connections with the case), find the slides and end up assuming ''he'' is the killer. Dexter decides to take this situation and run with it, planting evidence to frame Doakes for his own crimes, [[spoiler:and Doakes eventually gets blown up by Dexter's StalkerWithACrush Lila, resulting in him being officially named as the killer after his remains are found]].
3rd May '16 11:29:44 AM ChronoLegion
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** Also, [[spoiler:Killer Frost]] tries to kill Caitlin with a thrown icicle. Cue [[spoiler:Zoom]] running in, [[spoiler:phasing through Caitlin]], grabbing the icicle, and stabbing [[spoiler:Frost]] with it.
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