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6th Jan '17 8:31:14 PM nombretomado
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* A villainous example appears in the ''{{Jem}}'' episode, "Broadway Magic" in which using a forged letter from "Rio", the Misfits are able to lock Jem in the crown of the Statue of Liberty. However, the Misfits are unaware that Jem's earrings are part of a illusion-creating computer. The show plays this trope straight in many episodes.

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* A villainous example appears in the ''{{Jem}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' episode, "Broadway Magic" in which using a forged letter from "Rio", the Misfits are able to lock Jem in the crown of the Statue of Liberty. However, the Misfits are unaware that Jem's earrings are part of a illusion-creating computer. The show plays this trope straight in many episodes.
28th Dec '16 12:51:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* The DarkHorseComics Crime anthology ''Noir'' was full of them, but special mention should go to the final story: "The Bad Night", about a [[InsuranceFraud staged robbery]] that goes [[GoneHorriblyWrong mythically wrong]].

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* The DarkHorseComics Creator/DarkHorseComics Crime anthology ''Noir'' was full of them, but special mention should go to the final story: "The Bad Night", about a [[InsuranceFraud staged robbery]] that goes [[GoneHorriblyWrong mythically wrong]].
27th Nov '16 9:49:08 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Reynir got himself hired as an unpaid kitchen helper on a merchant ship in hope to be able to get off at the ship's destination, which he turned out to not be allowed to do for safety reasons. He then noticed that the ship was delivering food supplies, assumed that they were going where he wanted to go and hid in one of the crates. These crates were for a military crew exploring the ForbiddenZone and the safety reasons mentioned earlier mean that he's stuck with them until their own safe ride comes to pick them up. In a few weeks.
22nd Sep '16 2:46:30 AM PaulA
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[[folder: Fairy Tales ]]
* ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'': All Jack's mother wanted him to do was sell the family cow. However, this simple plan turns out to have plenty of unintended ''gains'', namely the contents of a giant's castle.


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[[folder: Fairy Tales ]]
* ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'': All Jack's mother wanted him to do was sell the family cow. However, this simple plan turns out to have plenty of unintended ''gains'', namely the contents of a giant's castle.
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22nd Sep '16 2:46:19 AM PaulA
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* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'': In the 1947 story arc "Romance", the Phantom goes to buy an engagement ring so he can propose to Diana, which leads, by a series of steps each straightforward in itself, to the Phantom trapped on an abandoned ship that's about to be blown up, and Diana swearing never to speak to him again.
9th Sep '16 4:31:42 PM Dravencour
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* In ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2013'', Lo Wang is sent by his boss, Orochi Zilla, to buy an old sword called the Nobitsura Kage from a {{Yakuza}}-connected collector named Mizayaki for two million dollars. Things quickly--[[HellOnEarth and literally]]--go to hell, and Wang soon finds himself saddled with a demon ally and tasked with retrieving not only the sword, but its two sister pieces. Which Zilla is also after.

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* In ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2013'', Lo Wang Wang's task is sent by his boss, Orochi Zilla, to simple -- buy an old sword called the Nobitsura Kage from a {{Yakuza}}-connected collector named Mizayaki for two million dollars. Things quickly--[[HellOnEarth and literally]]--go waste no time in going right straight to hell, and Wang soon finds himself saddled with a demon ally and tasked with retrieving not only the sword, but its two sister pieces. Which Zilla is also after.hell.
9th Sep '16 3:00:40 PM Dravencour
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* In ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2013'', Lo Wang is sent by his boss, Orochi Zilla, to buy an old sword called the Nobitsura Kage from a {{Yakuza}}-connected collector named Mizayaki for two million dollars. Things quickly--[[HellOnEarth and literally]]--go to hell, and Wang soon finds himself saddled with a demon ally and tasked with retrieving not only the sword, but its two sister pieces. Which Zilla is also after.
9th Sep '16 2:44:29 PM Dravencour
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* ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'': ''All'' what Daba wanted doing at the first chapter was delivering a cash card to a stranger. But somehow he got involved in a rebellion against TheEmpire and a war that spanned five planets.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In episode 46 [[BigBad Dr. Hell's]] had a pretty simple plan: send two MechaMooks to infiltrate into the [[HomeBase Institute]] and planting several nukes in [[HumongousMecha Mazinger-Z's]] launching dock. Everything explodes, he wins. However that simple plan met complications due to his {{Robeast}}s and his troops running into abandoned babies, suicidal mothers, and at a point they got involved in a manhunt through a woodland.

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* ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'': ''All'' what that Daba wanted doing at in the first chapter was delivering to deliver a cash card to a stranger. But somehow he got involved in a rebellion against TheEmpire and a war that spanned five planets.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In episode 46 [[BigBad Dr. Hell's]] Hell]] had a pretty simple plan: send two MechaMooks to infiltrate into the [[HomeBase Institute]] and planting plant several nukes in [[HumongousMecha Mazinger-Z's]] launching dock. Everything explodes, he wins. However that simple plan met meets complications due to his {{Robeast}}s and his troops running into abandoned babies, suicidal mothers, and at a one point they got get involved in a manhunt through a woodland.the woods.
9th Sep '16 2:42:53 PM Dravencour
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Contrast with ZanyScheme. When the end goal goes through despite this trope, you have DespiteThePlan. When the character expected circumstances to arise and improvised about them, he's playing XanatosSpeedChess. When the character scraps the initial plan and goes with a new one, the character has decided it's TimeForPlanB. PlethoraOfMistakes is this trope applied to crime thriller fiction, and involves everything going wrong for the sake of going wrong in order to teach the {{A|nAesop}}esop that CrimeDoesntPay. A plan revealed to the audience tends to fail miserably due to the UnspokenPlanGuarantee.

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Contrast with ZanyScheme. When the end goal goes through despite this trope, you have DespiteThePlan. When the character expected circumstances to arise and improvised about them, he's playing XanatosSpeedChess. When the character scraps the initial plan and goes with a new one, the character has decided it's TimeForPlanB. PlethoraOfMistakes is this trope applied to crime thriller fiction, and involves everything going wrong for the sake of going wrong in order to teach the {{A|nAesop}}esop that CrimeDoesntPay.crime doesn't pay. A plan revealed to the audience tends to fail miserably due to the UnspokenPlanGuarantee.
9th Sep '16 2:42:27 PM Dravencour
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Contrast with ZanyScheme. When the end goal goes through despite this trope, you have DespiteThePlan. When the character expected circumstances to arise and improvised about them, he's playing XanatosSpeedChess. When the character scraps the initial plan and goes with a new one, the character has decided it's TimeForPlanB. PlethoraOfMistakes is this trope applied to crime thriller fiction, and involves everything going wrong for the sake of going wrong in order to teach the {{A|nAesop}}esop that crime doesn't pay. A plan revealed to the audience tends to fail miserably due to the UnspokenPlanGuarantee.

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Contrast with ZanyScheme. When the end goal goes through despite this trope, you have DespiteThePlan. When the character expected circumstances to arise and improvised about them, he's playing XanatosSpeedChess. When the character scraps the initial plan and goes with a new one, the character has decided it's TimeForPlanB. PlethoraOfMistakes is this trope applied to crime thriller fiction, and involves everything going wrong for the sake of going wrong in order to teach the {{A|nAesop}}esop that crime doesn't pay.CrimeDoesntPay. A plan revealed to the audience tends to fail miserably due to the UnspokenPlanGuarantee.
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