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30th Nov '16 9:40:34 AM Eon-the-Dragon
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* [[DestinationDefenestration I will not put more than two windows in my office, and none of them will be larger than a normal window. I will also keep my office as low to the ground floor as possible.]]

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* [[DestinationDefenestration I will not put more than two windows in my office, and none of them will be larger than a normal window. I will also keep my office as low close to the ground floor as possible.]]
30th Nov '16 9:39:59 AM Eon-the-Dragon
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* If I am a HeroKiller, I will try to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible and make sure all of my kills are done in private. While I'm able to fight heroes, the more public I am about being a HeroKiller the more likely the next hero I fight will be the one to kill me. I'll also try to cover up as many of those deaths as I can, that way nobody goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against me.


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[[folder: The Corrupt Corporate Executive]]
* I will try to look like the HonestCorporateExecutive as much as possible in the public eye. If ThereAreNoGoodExecutives in my work, that does not mean I should allow myself to become even more corrupt: Instead, I will focus on appearing as good as possible. A [[VillainWithGoodPublicity CCE with Good Publicity]] is a lot more likely to be spared from the hero's wrath.
* If I'm fat, I'll play up the BigFun and/or FatIdiot tropes as much as possible. It won't work any better than being a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity CCE with Good Publicity]], but the hero is a lot more likely to kill a FatBastard than any other type of CorruptCorporateExecutive.
* I will NOT KickTheDog on any of my employees or customers. Those people are what's keeping me in business, and it's highly likely that one (or several) of the employees I kick are going to come back on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against me.
* While monopolies and [[MegaCorp megacorporations]] will increase profit drastically, it's a lot safer (and more appealing) if I just make partnerships with other businesses and try to drive out any competition that doesn't agree to the partnership. While I won't have total control over the local economy, it's a lot better than being the single target of a hero on a rampage.
* Those [[FamilyBusiness Mom & Pop shops]] all over town? I'll just leave them be, and be a PredatoryBusiness for the big fry. A FamilyBusiness is a lot less likely to try and open more than a few local shops, and there's no more beautiful story than the PredatoryBusiness being taken down after taking on the local FamilyBusiness.
** I will also try to avoid CommunityThreateningConstruction. At best any stores I do have in that town will become unprofitable, and and worst I'll be seen as the owner of a PredatoryBusiness and either be shut down by the government or be on the receiving end of the {{Anvilicious}} GreenAesop.
* [[DestinationDefenestration I will not put more than two windows in my office, and none of them will be larger than a normal window. I will also keep my office as low to the ground floor as possible.]]
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29th Nov '16 4:09:24 PM CerotechOmega
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* [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} If at the beginning of my adventure a Professor asks me to choose between three cute little critters]], I will give the choice to my jerkass rival and instead pick the critter that has an advantage over his instead.

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* [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} If at the beginning of my adventure a Professor asks me to choose between three cute little critters]], I will give the choice to my jerkass rival and instead pick the critter that has an advantage over his instead. These days, however, [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite some]] [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY rival]] [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon trainers]] will do so without my input, but better safe than sorry.


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** If anyone makes [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite a grandiose speech about the rights of these critters]], I will temper my expectations and assume the speaker to be exploitative, if not evil. Much as I'd like to treat the critters with all the love and respect they deserve, there's this part of me that just ''knows better'' than to go along with what the speaker is saying.
27th Nov '16 4:33:28 PM JAG001
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** I will, however, indulge in the typical "evil dragon" behaviors at random intervals as a drill, until they figure out how to defend against those behaviors. I want my subjects to be trained and ready to fight off the real evil dragon that shows up to overthrow me.
** If it's not an evil dragon wrecking my shit, it's an evil sorcerer with the same motives. I'll invest in a sorcerer's academy in the most defensible citadel imaginable to train mages to use AntiMagic wards and Counterspells from as many schools of magic as I can get tomes for.

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** I will, however, indulge in the typical "evil dragon" behaviors at random intervals as a drill, until they the hairless pink apes figure out how to defend against those behaviors. I want my subjects to be trained and ready to fight off the real evil dragon that shows up to overthrow me.
** I will also use my accumulated wealth and knowledge of the arcane to found a magic academy focused on training the use of AntiMagic wards and Counterspells. If it's not an evil dragon wrecking my shit, it's an evil sorcerer with the same motives. I'll invest in a sorcerer's academy in the most defensible citadel imaginable to train mages to use AntiMagic wards and Counterspells from as many schools of magic as I can get tomes for.motives.
26th Nov '16 6:55:13 AM JAG001
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** I'll invest in a sorcerer's academy in the best-defended citadel in my territory. These sorcerers will be set up with a library containing tomes on every form of magic to exist in our world, no matter how obscure or obscene. They will be trained to mastery of those magics that don't bring out TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If it's not an evil dragon wrecking my shit, it's an evil sorcerer with the same motives, so I want as many AntiMagic wards and {{Counterspell}}s on my side as I can get.

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** I'll invest in a sorcerer's academy in the best-defended citadel in my territory. These sorcerers will be set up with a library containing tomes on every form of magic to exist in our world, no matter how obscure or obscene. They will be trained to mastery of those magics that don't bring out TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If it's not an evil dragon wrecking my shit, it's an evil sorcerer with the same motives, so I want as many motives. I'll invest in a sorcerer's academy in the most defensible citadel imaginable to train mages to use AntiMagic wards and {{Counterspell}}s on my side Counterspells from as many schools of magic as I can get.get tomes for.
26th Nov '16 5:57:35 AM JAG001
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* If I'm a dragon, I will be a ''good'' dragon ''benefactor'' to the surrounding territory. Being a grumpy recluse or an evil tyrant is just asking to be slain by heroes or {{Karmic Death}}s [[DeathByIrony By Irony]].

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* If I'm a dragon, I will be a ''good'' dragon ''benefactor'' to the surrounding territory. Being a grumpy recluse or an evil tyrant is just asking to be slain by heroes or {{Karmic Death}}s [[DeathByIrony By Irony]].slain.
26th Nov '16 5:55:46 AM JAG001
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* If I'm a dragon, I will be a ''good'' dragon ''benefactor'' to the surrounding territory. Being a grumpy recluse or an evil tyrant is just asking to be slain by heroes or {{KarmicDeath}}s [[DeathByIrony By Irony]].

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* If I'm a dragon, I will be a ''good'' dragon ''benefactor'' to the surrounding territory. Being a grumpy recluse or an evil tyrant is just asking to be slain by heroes or {{KarmicDeath}}s {{Karmic Death}}s [[DeathByIrony By Irony]].
26th Nov '16 5:54:41 AM JAG001
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* If I'm a dragon, I will be a ''good'' dragon ''benefactor'' to the surrounding territory. Being a recluse or an evil dragon tyrant is just asking to be slain, with 50/50 odds of it being a humiliating KarmicDeath [[DeathByIrony By Irony]].

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* If I'm a dragon, I will be a ''good'' dragon ''benefactor'' to the surrounding territory. Being a grumpy recluse or an evil dragon tyrant is just asking to be slain, with 50/50 odds of it being a humiliating KarmicDeath slain by heroes or {{KarmicDeath}}s [[DeathByIrony By Irony]].
25th Nov '16 7:56:57 PM JAG001
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* If I'm a dragon, I will be a ''good'' dragon ''benefactor'' to the surrounding territory. Being a recluse or an evil dragon tyrant is just asking to be slain, with 50/50 odds of it being a humiliating KarmicDeath [[DeathByIrony By Irony]].
** I will, however, indulge in the typical "evil dragon" behaviors at random intervals as a drill, until they figure out how to defend against those behaviors. I want my subjects to be trained and ready to fight off the real evil dragon that shows up to overthrow me.
** I'll invest in a sorcerer's academy in the best-defended citadel in my territory. These sorcerers will be set up with a library containing tomes on every form of magic to exist in our world, no matter how obscure or obscene. They will be trained to mastery of those magics that don't bring out TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If it's not an evil dragon wrecking my shit, it's an evil sorcerer with the same motives, so I want as many AntiMagic wards and {{Counterspell}}s on my side as I can get.
24th Nov '16 5:53:29 PM JAG001
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** However, things get prickly when you factor in that Hitler's rise to power had other effects on world events, some of them positive. It was the demand for supplies in World War II that jump-started the need for manufacturing jobs that ended the Great Depression. If I go back in time to kill Hitler, I'll be taking the gamble that the ButterflyEffect doesn't screw me over and everything needed to build the time machine is still there during my lifetime in the new timeline. Not that it'd matter, because my future self in the new timeline will have no reason to go back in time to kill Hitler, seeing as how Hitler died as a child before he could rise to power.
** And as the final nail, a paradox like that will register as a bright, glowing warning beacon to the TimePolice or any time-traveling heroes, at least one of whom will be waiting at my destination to stop me from causing that paradox in the first place. And they will be in any other place I try to travel to with the intention of altering major historical events.

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** However, things get prickly when you factor in that Hitler's rise to power had other effects on world events, some of them positive. It was There is, however, the demand for supplies in problem of causing multiple time paradoxes. No Hitler, no World War II that jump-started the need for manufacturing jobs that ended II, no end to the Great Depression. If I go back in time to kill Hitler, I'll be taking the gamble that the ButterflyEffect doesn't screw me over Many great leaders never rise, several international organizations never form, and everything needed numerous international trade agreements never come to build the be. The time machine is still there during I used might not be invented or available to my lifetime in the new timeline. Not that it'd matter, because present self, and I might not desire or be able to time-travel even then. In particular, my future altered present self in the new timeline will wouldn't have no any reason to go back in time to kill Hitler, seeing as how because Hitler died as a child before he could rise to power.
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** And as Finally, the final nail, a paradox like that aforementioned pileup of paradoxes will register as a bright, glowing warning beacon to set off alarms with the TimePolice or any time-traveling heroes, at least one of whom will be waiting at my destination to stop me from causing that paradox in the first place.me. And they will be in any other place I try to travel to with the intention of altering major historical events.
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