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16th May '17 3:56:56 PM VoxAquila
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* In the dark comedy miniseries ''[[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers G.L.A. Misassembled]]'', Mr. Immortal does this to villain Maelstrom, convincing him not only of the futility of his current scheme to destroy the universe, but of evil schemes in general, and convinces the villain to [[spoiler:commit suicide. "Here, I'll go first." Mr. Immortal gets back up again...]]

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* In the dark comedy miniseries ''[[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers G.L.A. Misassembled]]'', Mr. Immortal does this to villain Maelstrom, convincing him not only of the futility of his current scheme to destroy the universe, but of evil schemes in general, and an existence without friends or loved ones would be unbearable. He convinces the villain to [[spoiler:commit suicide. "Here, I'll go first." Mr. Immortal gets back up again...]]
16th May '17 3:38:03 PM VoxAquila
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* ''WeeternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'': When Duckman is questioning Bernice's obscenely wealthy fiancee Baron Von Dillweed, he asks what Dillweed really wants out of life; "to make more money." And then? "Make more money." And then? "Make more money." And then? "Make more money"...he truly doesn't care about anything else, which is why Bernice ultimately dumps him.
13th May '17 8:16:09 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet,'' [[FishOutOfWater Ledo]] has been raised in a space-faring culture to fight the alien Hideauze [[ChildSoldier his whole life]], before getting stranded on Earth. When he explains that sees no purpose in anything but that fight for humanity's survival, [[IllBoy Bebel]] asks what he would do if the Hideauze were defeated for good. Ledo is unable to come up with any answer besides "stand by and wait for new orders." This help underscores how useless he feels on Earth, and prompts him to [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife look for some sort of job]] among the fleet.
12th May '17 3:49:02 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': At the end of [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E10CarnageOfKrell "Carnage of Krell"]], Captain Rex is left wonder what the whole point of the war is. When Fives points out that it will end someday, Rex wonders what will happen to all of the clones when it does. Fives doesn't have an answer for that.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': At the end of [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E10CarnageOfKrell "Carnage of Krell"]], Captain Rex is left wonder wondering what the whole point of the war is. When Fives points out that it will end someday, Rex wonders what will happen to all of the clones when it does. Fives doesn't have an answer for that.
12th May '17 3:48:31 PM AthenaBlue
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* Once upon a time, An American executive on vacation was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The tourist complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them:
-->'''Fisherman''': Only a little while.
-->'''Executive''': Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?
-->'''Fisherman''': With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs.
-->'''Executive''': But what do you do with the rest of your time?
-->'''Fisherman''': I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life.
-->'''Executive''': I can help you. I have an MBA. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat: With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor; eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You could leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles and eventually New York where you could run your ever-expanding enterprise.
-->'''Fisherman''': But, how long will this all take?
-->'''Executive''': 15 to 20 years.
-->'''Fisherman''': But what then?
-->'''Executive''': That's the best part. When the time is right you would sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.
-->'''Fisherman''': "Millions?...Then what?"
-->'''Executive''': Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.

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* Once upon a time, An an American executive on vacation was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The tourist complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them:
-->'''Fisherman''': Only a little while.
-->'''Executive''':
while.\\
'''Executive''':
Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?
-->'''Fisherman''':
fish?\\
'''Fisherman''':
With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs.
-->'''Executive''':
needs.\\
'''Executive''':
But what do you do with the rest of your time?
-->'''Fisherman''':
time?\\
'''Fisherman''':
I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life.
-->'''Executive''':
life.\\
'''Executive''':
I can help you. I have an MBA. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat: With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor; eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You could leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles and eventually New York where you could run your ever-expanding enterprise.
-->'''Fisherman''':
enterprise.\\
'''Fisherman''':
But, how long will this all take?
-->'''Executive''':
take?\\
'''Executive''':
15 to 20 years.
-->'''Fisherman''':
years.\\
'''Fisherman''':
But what then?
-->'''Executive''':
then?\\
'''Executive''':
That's the best part. When the time is right you would sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.
-->'''Fisherman''': "Millions?...
millions.\\
'''Fisherman''': Millions?...
Then what?"
-->'''Executive''':
what?\\
'''Executive''':
Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.



* In the final episode of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1980'', [[TheAce Starbuck]] strikes up a conversation with a Centurion after they are both stranded on a deserted planet. At some point, "Cy" (the Centurion) mentions that the ultimate aim of the Cylon Empire is to "organize" the entire universe. When Starbuck asks what's next after that, Cy admits that no one had ever asked that question.

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* In the final episode of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1980'', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica 1980}}'', [[TheAce Starbuck]] strikes up a conversation with a Centurion after they are both stranded on a deserted planet. At some point, "Cy" (the Centurion) mentions that the ultimate aim of the Cylon Empire is to "organize" the entire universe. When Starbuck asks what's next after that, Cy admits that no one had ever asked that question.
12th May '17 3:46:17 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'':
** Minion actually asks this after [[spoiler:Megamind kills his arch-nemesis]].
--->'''Minion:''' So, what happens next?\\
'''Megamind:''' ''[laughs]'' I have ''no'' idea!
** In keeping with the trope, however, the fun is short-lived; the existential crisis soon kicks in, and the rest of the plot is largely driven by Megamind trying to find a new purpose in life.
* This briefly comes up in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. Stitch, after trashing Lilo's room, looks around impatiently, and Jumba observes;
-->'''Jumba:''' This is interesting.\\
'''Pleakley:''' What?\\
'''Jumba:''' 626 was created to be a monster, but now there is nothing to destroy. You see, I never gave him a greater purpose. What must it be like to have...''nothing''...not even memories to visit...in the middle of the night?

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'':
** Minion actually asks this after [[spoiler:Megamind kills his arch-nemesis]].
--->'''Minion:''' So, what happens next?\\
'''Megamind:''' ''[laughs]'' I
''Disney/BigHero6'': We have ''no'' idea!
** In keeping with the trope, however, the fun is short-lived; the existential crisis soon kicks in, and the rest of the plot is largely driven by Megamind trying to find a new purpose in life.
* This briefly comes up in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. Stitch, after trashing Lilo's room, looks around impatiently, and Jumba observes;
-->'''Jumba:''' This is interesting.\\
'''Pleakley:''' What?\\
'''Jumba:''' 626 was created to be a monster, but now there is nothing to destroy. You see, I never gave him a greater purpose. What must it be like to have...''nothing''...not even memories to visit...in the middle of the night?
Baymax asking Hiro, [[spoiler:[[ArmorPiercingQuestion "Will terminating]] Callaghan improve your emotional state?"]]



'''Po''': [[IndyPloy To be honest, I didn't think I'd get this far]].

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'''Po''': [[IndyPloy To be honest, I didn't think I'd get this far]].far.]]
* This briefly comes up in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. Stitch, after trashing Lilo's room, looks around impatiently, and Jumba observes;
-->'''Jumba:''' This is interesting.\\
'''Pleakley:''' What?\\
'''Jumba:''' 626 was created to be a monster, but now there is nothing to destroy. You see, I never gave him a greater purpose. What must it be like to have... ''nothing''... not even memories to visit... in the middle of the night?



* In ''Disney/{{Up}}'', Carl has no idea what he's going to do once he gets to Paradise Falls. It was his and Ellie's dream to live there for the rest of their lives. However, since Ellie is dead and Carl is an old man, not much can be accomplished. The first thing he does when he sets his house down, he moves his and Ellie's chairs together... and sits in dead silence.
** Until he rexamines the photo album of him and Ellie. [[spoiler: He looks back at their wonderful times before seeing her final message encouraging to find a new dream. He ends up saving the day and becomes a father figure to the young scout that was with him for the trip.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'':
** Minion actually asks this after [[spoiler:Megamind kills his arch-nemesis]].
--->'''Minion:''' So, what happens next?\\
'''Megamind:''' ''[laughs]'' I have ''no'' idea!
** In keeping with the trope, however, the fun is short-lived; the existential crisis soon kicks in, and the rest of the plot is largely driven by Megamind trying to find a new purpose in life.
* In ''Disney/{{Up}}'', Carl has no idea what ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'', Junior elated to hear that he's going to do once he gets to Paradise Falls. It was his and Ellie's dream to live there for become the rest boss of their lives. However, since Ellie is dead and Carl is an old man, not much can be accomplished. The first thing he does the company, but [[ArmorPiercingQuestion when he sets his house down, he moves his and Ellie's chairs together... and sits in dead silence.
** Until he rexamines the photo album of him and Ellie. [[spoiler: He looks back at their wonderful times before seeing her final message encouraging to find a new dream. He ends up saving the day and becomes a father figure to the young scout
pressed]], admits that was with him for the trip.]]he has no idea what he'll do as boss.



* ''Disney/BigHero6'': We have Baymax asking Hiro, [[spoiler:[[ArmorPiercingQuestion "Will terminating]] Callaghan improve your emotional state?"]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'', Junior elated to hear that he's going to become the boss of the company, but [[ArmorPiercingQuestion when pressed]], admits that he has no idea what he'll do as boss.

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* ''Disney/BigHero6'': We have Baymax asking Hiro, [[spoiler:[[ArmorPiercingQuestion "Will terminating]] Callaghan improve your emotional state?"]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'', Junior elated to hear that ''Disney/{{Up}}'', Carl has no idea what he's going to become do once he gets to Paradise Falls. It was his and Ellie's dream to live there for the boss rest of the company, but [[ArmorPiercingQuestion their lives. However, since Ellie is dead and Carl is an old man, not much can be accomplished. The first thing he does when pressed]], admits he sets his house down, he moves his and Ellie's chairs together... and sits in dead silence.
** Until he rexamines the photo album of him and Ellie. [[spoiler: He looks back at their wonderful times before seeing her final message encouraging to find a new dream. He ends up saving the day and becomes a father figure to the young scout
that he has no idea what he'll do as boss.was with him for the trip.]]



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* ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'' has loads of this, with Charles Durning repeatedly trying to convince AlPacino and John Cazale to turn themselves in.

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* ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'' has loads of this, with Charles Durning repeatedly trying to convince AlPacino and John Cazale to turn themselves in.
Live-Action]]



* In ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'' we see a hero and villain perspective:
** Played straight: the male protagonist's response to his female companions urging him to drink the elixir that grants eternal life is a puzzled "...And then what?" From the puzzled reactions from those around him, he appears to be the only person who's actually considered this rather than just greedily giving in. He then [[WhoWantsToLiveForever goes on to list the numerous reasons why living forever would suck]], especially if it involved being trapped with the rather horrible women in his life for all eternity as well.
** Inverted: The villains achieved immortality a long time ago, and are all so shallow and self-absorbed that most of his reasons of why immortality would suck (eg. seeing everyone they love die around them) don't apply to them. Their puzzled reaction stems from the fact that [[EvilCannotComprehendGood they are a bunch of assholes]] and [[LivingForeverIsAwesome don't get why anyone WOULDN'T want to live forever.]]
* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', Barbossa asks of Elizabeth, "I'm curious. After killing me, what is it you're planning on doing next?" as he pulls a bloody knife from his chest. After all Elizabeth thought very little about it, and if she had successfully killed Barbossa, she had a ship full of pirates to get through, combined with the fact that the ship was out in the middle of the ocean with miles to go before reaching land.



* Comes up briefly in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', but ultimately averted.
--> '''ComicBook/TheJoker''': Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it!
** Shown when the Joker gets hold of the huge pile of mob money that's his supposed objective. The Chechen asks what he intends to do with his half. The Joker has it burnt on the spot. Then someone threatens to reveal the Batman's SecretIdentity on live television. Even though this is the Joker's second objective, he demands the whistleblower's death. To the Joker, the chaos he creates is an end in itself.



'''Noah Cross:''' [[VisionaryVillain The future, Mr. Gittes! The future]].
* A variation in ''Film/FierceCreatures''. After hearing the plans to increase revenue from their new corporate owner, one of the zookeepers asks the spokesperson: "how much does he want in the end?" Rather baffled at this, the spokesperson asks for clarification, and realizes that the zookeeper is asking for a total sum of money that the boss wants to gain from his new venture, completely unaware that there is no set goal beyond just making ''more and more money''.

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'''Noah Cross:''' [[VisionaryVillain The future, Mr. Gittes! The future]].
* A variation in ''Film/FierceCreatures''. After hearing the plans to increase revenue from their new corporate owner, one of the zookeepers asks the spokesperson: "how much does he want in the end?" Rather baffled at this, the spokesperson asks for clarification, and realizes that the zookeeper is asking for a total sum of money that the boss wants to gain from his new venture, completely unaware that there is no set goal beyond just making ''more and more money''.
future.]]



* In ''Film/{{Nixon}}'', when president Nixon argues that he wants to end the Vietnam war, but he cannot do it, a student ask him: ''Then what was the point to being president?''

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* Comes up briefly in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', but ultimately averted.
--> '''ComicBook/TheJoker''': Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it!
** Shown when the Joker gets hold of the huge pile of mob money that's his supposed objective. The Chechen asks what he intends to do with his half. The Joker has it burnt on the spot. Then someone threatens to reveal the Batman's SecretIdentity on live television. Even though this is the Joker's second objective, he demands the whistleblower's death. To the Joker, the chaos he creates is an end in itself.
* In ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'' we see a hero and villain perspective:
** Played straight: the male protagonist's response to his female companions urging him to drink the elixir that grants eternal life is a puzzled "...And then what?" From the puzzled reactions from those around him, he appears to be the only person who's actually considered this rather than just greedily giving in. He then [[WhoWantsToLiveForever goes on to list the numerous reasons why living forever would suck]], especially if it involved being trapped with the rather horrible women in his life for all eternity as well.
** Inverted: The villains achieved immortality a long time ago, and are all so shallow and self-absorbed that most of his reasons of why immortality would suck (eg. seeing everyone they love die around them) don't apply to them. Their puzzled reaction stems from the fact that [[EvilCannotComprehendGood they are a bunch of assholes]] and [[LivingForeverIsAwesome don't get why anyone WOULDN'T want to live forever.]]
* ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'' has loads of this, with Charles Durning repeatedly trying to convince AlPacino and John Cazale to turn themselves in.
* A variation in ''Film/FierceCreatures''. After hearing the plans to increase revenue from their new corporate owner, one of the zookeepers asks the spokesperson: "how much does he want in the end?" Rather baffled at this, the spokesperson asks for clarification, and realizes that the zookeeper is asking for a total sum of money that the boss wants to gain from his new venture, completely unaware that there is no set goal beyond just making ''more and more money''.
* From ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail,'' after the French Knights pull in the Trojan rabbit:
-->'''Arthur:''' What happens now?\\
'''Bedevere:''' Well, now, Lancelot, Galahad and I wait until nightfall and then leap out of the rabbit, taking the French soldiers by surprise. Not only by surprise but totally unarmed.\\
'''Arthur:''' ''Who'' leaps out??\\
'''Bedevere:''' Lancelot... uh, Galahad... and I... ''[running out of steam]'' leap out of the rabbit...
* There was something like this in the climax of ''Film/TheMuppetMovie''. When Kermit asked Hopper just why he was so crazy as to chase him all the way across the country and put so much effort and money simply to recruit him for an advertising campaign (which Kermit would not do because it was for a frogs legs restaurant, something you really couldn't blame him for), Hopper said it was his dream all his life to own a successful nationwide chain of restaurants. For the first time, Kermit could relate slightly, seeing that he and his friends had a dream too, but he asked Hopper just what he would do if he ever ''did'' accomplish his goal? Who would he share his fame and wealth with? Hopper honestly had no answer, and for a minute it looked like he was about to listen to reason. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he did not, and ordered his men to open fire on Kermit; fortunately, Kermit was saved by Animal, who had taken Dr. Honeydew's "insta-grow" pills, turning him into a giant, who scared the villains away.]]
* In ''Film/{{Nixon}}'', when president President Nixon argues that he wants to end the Vietnam war, War, but he cannot do it, a student ask him: ''Then what was the point to being president?''



* There was something like this in the climax of ''Film/TheMuppetMovie''. When Kermit asked Hopper just why he was so crazy as to chase him all the way across the country and put so much effort and money simply to recruit him for an advertising campaign (which Kermit would not do because it was for a frogs legs restaurant, something you really couldn't blame him for), Hopper said it was his dream all his life to own a successful nationwide chain of restaurants. For the first time, Kermit could relate slightly, seeing that he and his friends had a dream too, but he asked Hopper just what he would do if he ever ''did'' accomplish his goal? Who would he share his fame and wealth with? Hopper honestly had no answer, and for a minute it looked like he was about to listen to reason. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he did not, and ordered his men to open fire on Kermit; fortunately, Kermit was saved by Animal, who had taken Dr. Honeydew's "insta-grow" pills, turning him into a giant, who scared the villains away.]]
* The villain in ''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'' has a rather justified response to this. He reveals that a number of cartels hired him to kill lead members of an Anti-Drug coalition. Frank asks "And then what? You think that will really make a difference?", pointing out that new leaders will take over and continue to fight the cartels. The villain merely replies out that that isn't his problem. He was hired to do a job, and he's doing it. It's the cartels that should've asked themselves this question.



* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', Barbossa asks of Elizabeth, "I'm curious. After killing me, what is it you're planning on doing next?" as he pulls a bloody knife from his chest. After all Elizabeth thought very little about it, and if she had successfully killed Barbossa, she had a ship full of pirates to get through, combined with the fact that the ship was out in the middle of the ocean with miles to go before reaching land.



* From ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail,'' after the French Knights pull in the Trojan rabbit:
-->'''Arthur:''' What happens now?\\
'''Bedevere:''' Well, now, Lancelot, Galahad and I wait until nightfall and then leap out of the rabbit, taking the French soldiers by surprise. Not only by surprise but totally unarmed.\\
'''Arthur:''' ''Who'' leaps out??\\
'''Bedevere:''' Lancelot...uh, Galahad...and I...(''running out of steam'') leap out of the rabbit...

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* From ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail,'' after the French Knights pull The villain in the Trojan rabbit:
-->'''Arthur:''' What happens now?\\
'''Bedevere:''' Well, now, Lancelot, Galahad and I wait until nightfall and
''Film/{{Transporter 2}}'' has a rather justified response to this. He reveals that a number of cartels hired him to kill lead members of an Anti-Drug coalition. Frank asks "And then leap what? You think that will really make a difference?", pointing out of that new leaders will take over and continue to fight the rabbit, taking cartels. The villain merely replies out that that isn't his problem. He was hired to do a job, and he's doing it. It's the French soldiers by surprise. Not only by surprise but totally unarmed.\\
'''Arthur:''' ''Who'' leaps out??\\
'''Bedevere:''' Lancelot...uh, Galahad...and I...(''running out of steam'') leap out of the rabbit...
cartels that should've asked themselves this question.



* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Signs and Portents", Mr Morden asks Narn Ambassador G'Kar "What do you want?" G'Kar replies that his closest-held wish is to see all the Centauri -- the former oppressors of the Narn -- exterminated. Morden then asks him "And Then What?"... and G'Kar is at a loss, and responds that "as long as my homeworld is safe, I don't see that it matters." Morden realizes that the second part - the safety of his people - is G'Kar's ''real'' answer, and that though the Narn is bloodthirsty enough for the Shadows' purposes, he only lacks sufficient ambition to twist to their ends. Morden thus dismisses him and moves on to greener pastures. Namely...
** ...the Centauri Ambassador Londo Mollari, who has a ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUYpUMaEI88 doozy]]'';
--->I want my people to reclaim their rightful place in the galaxy. I want to see the Centauri stretch forth their hand again and command the stars. I want a rebirth of glory, a renaissance of power! I want to stop running through my life like a man late for an appointment, afraid to look back or to look forward. I want us to be what we used to be! ''I want it all back the way that it was.''
** In other words, Londo wants, well, ''[[AmbitionIsEvil everything]]'' and doesn't care about collateral damage - and will thus [[JumpedAtTheCall Jump At The Call]] to make a DealWithTheDevil. To his credit, Londo eventually figures out what an obviously stupid deal he made, but by that time Morden has already wormed his way into the Centauri high command.
* In the final episode of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1980'', [[TheAce Starbuck]] strikes up a conversation with a Centurion after they are both stranded on a deserted planet. At some point, "Cy" (the Centurion) mentions that the ultimate aim of the Cylon Empire is to "organize" the entire universe. When Starbuck asks what's next after that, Cy admits that no one had ever asked that question.



* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', this is the final question asked to Buffy once everything's said and done at the end of Season 7.
* In the final episode of ''Series/{{Galactica 1980}}'', [[TheAce Starbuck]] strikes up a conversation with a Centurion after they are both stranded on a deserted planet. At some point, "Cy" (the Centurion) mentions that the ultimate aim of the Cylon Empire is to "organize" the entire universe. When Starbuck asks what's next after that, Cy admits that no-one had ever asked that question.
* The episode "Exile" of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has Hoshi threaten Tarquin this way.
* ''Series/StargateSG1,'' "Window of Opportunity." A man has trapped everyone in a time loop to attempt to go back in time to see his dead wife. O'Neill asks the title question when he learns that her death is unavoidable. The villain (if you want to call him that) admits that she'll still die and render the entire exercise moot, 'cause the death was unavoidable. O'Neill adds that seeing a person die once is painful enough and that's not something you want to see again. This helps get him to back down and avert the crisis.
* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Signs and Portents", Mr Morden asks Narn Ambassador G'Kar "What do you want?" G'Kar replies that his closest-held wish is to see all the Centauri -- the former oppressors of the Narn -- exterminated. Morden then asks him "And Then What?"... and G'Kar is at a loss, and responds that "as long as my homeworld is safe, I don't see that it matters." Morden realizes that the second part - the safety of his people - is G'Kar's ''real'' answer, and that though the Narn is bloodthirsty enough for the Shadows' purposes, he only lacks sufficient ambition to twist to their ends. Morden thus dismisses him and moves on to greener pastures. Namely...
** ...the Centauri Ambassador Londo Mollari, who has a ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUYpUMaEI88 doozy]]'';
--->I want my people to reclaim their rightful place in the galaxy. I want to see the Centauri stretch forth their hand again and command the stars. I want a rebirth of glory, a renaissance of power! I want to stop running through my life like a man late for an appointment, afraid to look back or to look forward. I want us to be what we used to be! ''I want it all back the way that it was.''
** In other words, Londo wants, well, ''[[AmbitionIsEvil everything]]'' and doesn't care about collateral damage - and will thus [[JumpedAtTheCall Jump At The Call]] to make a DealWithTheDevil. To his credit, Londo eventually figures out what an obviously stupid deal he made, but by that time Morden has already wormed his way into the Centauri high command.
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode "The Killer Shrews", Dr. Forrester declares in the Invention Exchange that he will "cleave in two this puny planet", but can't think of a good reason when Joel and the Bots ask why.
* A zig-zagging trope from the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Bond Parody episode. At the end Bashir tries this on Dr. Noah to buy enough time to save the crew, but this fails. So he decides to go one step further down the line, and forces the plan into Step 3 by setting off the villain's plan; destroying the holographic world. By the time Noah decides to destroy Bashir after all, the holosuite program is safe to deactivate. Just before it all ends, though, Dr. Noah admits that he honestly didn't ''expect'' to win.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', where the villains always knew ''exactly'' what they were going to do after scouring, dismantling, or otherwise ruining a planet: the exact same thing to the next planet, until the entire multiverse was used up.
--> '''Mantrid:''' And once I have done that, I'll rest.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor likes to deconstruct his enemies' plans with this question sometimes, like in "The Pirate Planet":
-->'''Doctor:''' You don't want to take over the universe, do you? No. You wouldn't know what to do with it, beyond shout at it.
** The Doctor really drives it home in "The Zygon Inversion".
--> '''The Doctor''': Ah. And when this war is over, when -- when you have the homeland free from humans, what do you think it's going to be like? Do you know? Have you thought about it? Have you given it any consideration? Because you're very close to getting what you want. What's it going to be like? Paint me a picture. Are you going to live in houses? Do you want people to go to work? Will there be holidays? Oh! Will there be music? Do you think people will be allowed to play violins? Who will make the violins? Well? Oh, You don't actually know, do you? Because, just like every other tantruming child in history, Bonnie, [[LampshadeHanging you don't actually know what you want.]] So, let me ask you a question about this brave new world of yours. When you've killed all the bad guys, and it's all perfect and just and fair, when you have finally got it exactly the way you want it, what are you going to do with the people like you? The troublemakers. How are you going to protect your glorious revolution from the next one?
* ''Series/JonathanCreek'': In "Jack in the Box", Maddie proposes an elaborate solution for the LockedRoomMystery they are facing, only for Jonathan to bring her to a screeching halt with a single word: "Why?".
-->'''Jonathan:''' Why would anyone undertake this extraordinary series of actions you have just described?

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor likes to deconstruct his enemies' plans with ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', this is the final question sometimes, like in "The Pirate Planet":
-->'''Doctor:''' You don't want
asked to take over Buffy once everything's said and done at the universe, do you? No. You wouldn't know what to do with it, beyond shout at it.
** The Doctor really drives it home in "The Zygon Inversion".
--> '''The Doctor''': Ah. And when this war is over, when -- when you have the homeland free from humans, what do you think it's going to be like? Do you know? Have you thought about it? Have you given it any consideration? Because you're very close to getting what you want. What's it going to be like? Paint me a picture. Are you going to live in houses? Do you want people to go to work? Will there be holidays? Oh! Will there be music? Do you think people will be allowed to play violins? Who will make the violins? Well? Oh, You don't actually know, do you? Because, just like every other tantruming child in history, Bonnie, [[LampshadeHanging you don't actually know what you want.]] So, let me ask you a question about this brave new world
end of yours. When you've killed all the bad guys, and it's all perfect and just and fair, when you have finally got it exactly the way you want it, what are you going to do with the people like you? The troublemakers. How are you going to protect your glorious revolution from the next one?
* ''Series/JonathanCreek'': In "Jack in the Box", Maddie proposes an elaborate solution for the LockedRoomMystery they are facing, only for Jonathan to bring her to a screeching halt with a single word: "Why?".
-->'''Jonathan:''' Why would anyone undertake this extraordinary series of actions you have just described?
Season 7.



* Constance uses this line of argument with D'Artagnan in Series/TheMusketeers to explain why she chose to stay with her husband even though she truly loves D'Artagnan. Constance realizes that she has limited options as a woman and must stay with her husband to have a stable, respectable life.

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* Constance uses ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor likes to deconstruct his enemies' plans with
this line of argument question sometimes, like in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet "The Pirate Planet"]]:
--->'''The Doctor:''' You don't want to take over the universe, do you? No. You wouldn't know what to do
with D'Artagnan it, beyond shout at it.
** The Doctor really drives it home
in Series/TheMusketeers [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inversion"]].
--> '''The Doctor''': Ah. And when this war is over, when -- when you have the homeland free from humans, what do you think it's going
to explain why she chose be like? Do you know? Have you thought about it? Have you given it any consideration? Because you're very close to stay getting what you want. What's it going to be like? Paint me a picture. Are you going to live in houses? Do you want people to go to work? Will there be holidays? Oh! Will there be music? Do you think people will be allowed to play violins? Who will make the violins? Well? Oh, You don't actually know, do you? Because, just like every other tantruming child in history, Bonnie, [[LampshadeHanging you don't actually know what you want.]] So, let me ask you a question about this brave new world of yours. When you've killed all the bad guys, and it's all perfect and just and fair, when you have finally got it exactly the way you want it, what are you going to do with her husband even though she truly loves D'Artagnan. Constance realizes that she has limited options as a woman and must stay with her husband the people like you? The troublemakers. How are you going to have a stable, respectable life.protect your glorious revolution from the next one?



* ''Series/JonathanCreek'': In "Jack in the Box", Maddie proposes an elaborate solution for the LockedRoomMystery they are facing, only for Jonathan to bring her to a screeching halt with a single word: "Why?".
-->'''Jonathan:''' Why would anyone undertake this extraordinary series of actions you have just described?
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', where the villains always knew ''exactly'' what they were going to do after scouring, dismantling, or otherwise ruining a planet: the exact same thing to the next planet, until the entire multiverse was used up.
-->'''Mantrid:''' And once I have done that, I'll rest.
* Constance uses this line of argument with D'Artagnan in ''Series/TheMusketeers'' to explain why she chose to stay with her husband even though she truly loves D'Artagnan. Constance realizes that she has limited options as a woman and must stay with her husband to have a stable, respectable life.
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode "The Killer Shrews", Dr. Forrester declares in the Invention Exchange that he will "cleave in two this puny planet", but can't think of a good reason when Joel and the Bots ask why.
* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. Marc Antony (advised by a young Octavian) uses this brilliantly to force a truce with Caesar's killers.
-->'''Antony:''' Surely you've thought this through? If Caesar was, as you insist, a tyrant, then all his acts and appointments are nullified. I am no longer consul, you're no longer praetor, you're no longer proconsul. Elections will have to be held. (beat) Messy things, elections...
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In "Window of Opportunity", a man has trapped everyone in a time loop to attempt to go back in time to see his dead wife. O'Neill asks the title question when he learns that her death is unavoidable. The villain (if you want to call him that) admits that she'll still die and render the entire exercise moot, 'cause the death was unavoidable. O'Neill adds that seeing a person die once is painful enough and that's not something you want to see again. This helps get him to back down and avert the crisis.
* The episode "Exile" of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has Hoshi threaten Tarquin this way.
* A zig-zagging trope from the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Bond Parody episode. At the end Bashir tries this on Dr. Noah to buy enough time to save the crew, but this fails. So he decides to go one step further down the line, and forces the plan into Step 3 by setting off the villain's plan; destroying the holographic world. By the time Noah decides to destroy Bashir after all, the holosuite program is safe to deactivate. Just before it all ends, though, Dr. Noah admits that he honestly didn't ''expect'' to win.



* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. Marc Antony (advised by a young Octavian) uses this brilliantly to force a truce with Caesar's killers.
-->'''Antony:''' Surely you've thought this through? If Caesar was, as you insist, a tyrant, then all his acts and appointments are nullified. I am no longer consul, you're no longer praetor, you're no longer proconsul. Elections will have to be held. (beat) Messy things, elections...



* Being fond of PragmaticVillainy, Dark Pegasus of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1617.php asks this]] of Regina when it sounds like all she wants to kill and destroy with no long term goal. She eventually comes to terms with the fact that she has no plan and decides to try going into fashion.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** Lots of Sparks have plans along the lines of "Create invincible army of lobster-constructs [[TheyCalledMeMad And Show Them All]]," without considering what happens ''after'' they've conquered the kingdom just to prove that they can. Most of them end up attacking the Baron Wulfenbach. Assuming they survive the experience, they're mostly happy in his labs, where they don't have to worry about anything but inventing.
** Subverted with Othar. His plan of "Kill all Sparks, then myself, ending the threat of Sparks forever" isn't exactly genius, but at least he has an answer to AndThenWhat.
* In ''Webcomic/Level30Psychiatry'' Dr. Gardevoir asks this of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]]. He hasn't a clue.



* In one ''Webcomic/TwoGuysAndGuy'' comic, [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/3050 Wayne's bad pickup line actually succeeds in getting a woman's attention]] and he has no idea what to do next.



--> '''Google Executive''': Okay, everyone, we control the world's information. Now it's time to turn evil. What's the plan?\\
'''Female Board Member''': Make boatloads of money?\\
'''Google Executive''': We already do!\\
'''Board Member''': Set up a companywide [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare "CoD4: Modern Warfare"]] tournament each week?\\
'''Google Executive''': ''That's not evil!''
* In ''WebComic/Level30Psychiatry'' Dr. Gardevoir asks this of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]]. He hasn't a clue.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** Lots of Sparks have plans along the lines of "Create invincible army of lobster-constructs [[TheyCalledMeMad And Show Them All]]," without considering what happens ''after'' they've conquered the kingdom just to prove that they can. Most of them end up attacking the Baron Wulfenbach. Assuming they survive the experience, they're mostly happy in his labs, where they don't have to worry about anything but inventing.
** Subverted with Othar. His plan of "Kill all Sparks, then myself, ending the threat of Sparks forever" isn't exactly genius, but at least he has an answer to AndThenWhat.
* Being fond of PragmaticVillainy, Dark Pegasus of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1617.php asks this]] of Regina when it sounds like all she wants to kill and destroy with no long term goal. She eventually comes to terms with the fact that she has no plan and decides to try going into fashion.
* In one ''Webcomic/TwoGuysAndGuy'' comic, [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/3050 Wayne's bad pickup line actually succeeds in getting a woman's attention]] and he has no idea what to do next.

to:

--> '''Google Executive''': Executive:''' Okay, everyone, we control the world's information. Now it's time to turn evil. What's the plan?\\
'''Female Board Member''': Member:''' Make boatloads of money?\\
'''Google Executive''': Executive:''' We already do!\\
'''Board Member''': Member:''' Set up a companywide [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare "CoD4: Modern Warfare"]] tournament each week?\\
'''Google Executive''': Executive:''' ''That's not evil!''
* In ''WebComic/Level30Psychiatry'' Dr. Gardevoir asks this of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]]. He hasn't a clue.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** Lots of Sparks have plans along the lines of "Create invincible army of lobster-constructs [[TheyCalledMeMad And Show Them All]]," without considering what happens ''after'' they've conquered the kingdom just to prove that they can. Most of them end up attacking the Baron Wulfenbach. Assuming they survive the experience, they're mostly happy in his labs, where they don't have to worry about anything but inventing.
** Subverted with Othar. His plan of "Kill all Sparks, then myself, ending the threat of Sparks forever" isn't exactly genius, but at least he has an answer to AndThenWhat.
* Being fond of PragmaticVillainy, Dark Pegasus of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1617.php asks this]] of Regina when it sounds like all she wants to kill and destroy with no long term goal. She eventually comes to terms with the fact that she has no plan and decides to try going into fashion.
* In one ''Webcomic/TwoGuysAndGuy'' comic, [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/3050 Wayne's bad pickup line actually succeeds in getting a woman's attention]] and he has no idea what to do next.
evil!''



* Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', After destroying every time portal on Earth, Aku says he was quite proud of destroying all of them and assumed Jack would then eventually die of natural causes. But 50 years later, Jack is not only still alive, but immortal, and Aku thinks he's got an opponent with nothing left to lose.



* The WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon "The Scarlet Pumpernickel" has J.L. invoking this a couple of times late in the short as Daffy starts ad libbing his script.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim the Animated Series'', Evil the Cat plans to destroy the universe. One of his hench-rats asks what they're going to do after that.
-->'''Evil the Cat:''' I hadn't really thought about it. Gloat, I suppose. Cackle wickedly amongst the ashes, that sort of thing.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' had our hero confront a giant snake. He lets out a "Conan yell", leaps at it, grapples with it... then realizes he never had a next step because he didn't know it would actually work. The snake responds by smashing him against the ceiling.
* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'' episode "The Price", Xanatos tries to become immortal. Hudson gives him a variation of this trope. [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos]] actually seems disturbed by this.
--> '''Hudson''': When all your scheming's done, what will be your legacy, Xanatos?
* The ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' episode X Gets the Crest has X win Harvey's crest in a game of gin. When asked what he plans on doing now that he achieved his life goal, he broke down sobbing. [[spoiler: Harvey tricks X into giving him the crest back, [[HereWeGoAgain causing X to swear revenge.]]]]



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** This trope is ultimately what stops Starlight Glimmer's plan in the season 5 finale. The first phase of her plan (going back in time to prevent the rest of the cast from getting their cutie marks) goes off without a hitch, but she clearly didn't think much about what would happen aftewards. When Twilight shows her what will actually result from Starlight's mucking around with the timestream (namely Equestria turning into a barren wasteland), Starlight decides to not go through with it and surrenders herself to Twilight.
** The season 6 episode "On Your Marks" makes use of this as a plot; the Cutie Mark Crusaders finally achieved their goals of getting their cutie marks back in late season 5... so, now what are they actually going to do, after spending the previous 5 seasons obsessed with getting their marks? Especially since their "special talent" turns out to be working with other ponies who have misunderstood their talents, which isn't likely to get a huge amount of use in and of itself, at least at their age.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', some of Doofenshmirtz's plans end up this way. He actually tends to call attention to this himself, rather than have somebody ask since he faces off against [[HeroicMime Perry The Platypus.]] In the very first episode, Doof admitted he had no clue to what one could expect to gain by reverting Earth's rotation.



* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', some of Doofenshmirtz's plans end up this way. He actually tends to call attention to this himself, rather than have somebody ask since he faces off against [[HeroicMime Perry The Platypus.]] In the very first episode, Doof admitted he had no clue to what one could expect to gain by reverting Earth's rotation.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim the Animated Series'', Evil the Cat plans to destroy the universe. One of his hench-rats asks what they're going to do after that.
-->'''Evil the Cat:''' I hadn't really thought about it. Gloat, I suppose. Cackle wickedly amongst the ashes, that sort of thing.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', some Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', After destroying every time portal on Earth, Aku says he was quite proud of Doofenshmirtz's plans end up this way. He actually tends destroying all of them and assumed Jack would then eventually die of natural causes. But 50 years later, Jack is not only still alive, but immortal, and Aku thinks he's got an opponent with nothing left to call attention to this himself, rather than have somebody ask since he faces off against [[HeroicMime Perry The Platypus.]] In the very first episode, Doof admitted he had no clue to what one could expect to gain by reverting Earth's rotation.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim the Animated Series'', Evil the Cat plans to destroy the universe. One of his hench-rats asks what they're going to do after that.
-->'''Evil the Cat:''' I hadn't really thought about it. Gloat, I suppose. Cackle wickedly amongst the ashes, that sort of thing.
lose.



* The WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon "The Scarlet Pumpernickel" has J.L. invoking this a couple of times late in the short as Daffy starts ad libbing his script.
* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'' episode "The Price", Xanatos tries to become immortal. Hudson gives him a variation of this trope. [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos]] actually seems disturbed by this.
--> '''Hudson''': When all your scheming's done, what will be your legacy, Xanatos?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{El Tigre}}'' has Manny's mother breaks El Oso with this question when she shows him using circular logic for stealing a diamond. He wants to steal the diamond so he can sell it. To get money to buy things like the diamond so he can sell it...
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' had our hero confront a giant snake. He lets out a "Conan yell", leaps at it, grapples with it... then realizes he never had a next step because he didn't know it would actually work. The snake responds by smashing him against the ceiling.
* The ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' episode X Gets the Crest has X win Harvey's crest in a game of gin. When asked what he plans on doing now that he achieved his life goal, he broke down sobbing. [[spoiler: Harvey tricks X into giving him the crest back, [[HereWeGoAgain causing X to swear revenge.]]]]



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** This trope is ultimately what stops Starlight Glimmer's plan in the season 5 finale. The first phase of her plan (going back in time to prevent the rest of the cast from getting their cutie marks) goes off without a hitch, but she clearly didn't think much about what would happen aftewards. When Twilight shows her what will actually result from Starlight's mucking around with the timestream (namely Equestria turning into a barren wasteland), Starlight decides to not go through with it and surrenders herself to Twilight.
** The season 6 episode "On Your Marks" makes use of this as a plot; the Cutie Mark Crusaders finally achieved their goals of getting their cutie marks back in late season 5... so, now what are they actually going to do, after spending the previous 5 seasons obsessed with getting their marks? Especially since their "special talent" turns out to be working with other ponies who have misunderstood their talents, which isn't likely to get a huge amount of use in and of itself, at least at their age.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** This trope
''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': At the end of [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E10CarnageOfKrell "Carnage of Krell"]], Captain Rex is ultimately left wonder what stops Starlight Glimmer's plan in the season 5 finale. The first phase of her plan (going back in time to prevent the rest whole point of the cast from getting their cutie marks) goes off without a hitch, but she clearly didn't think much about what would happen aftewards. war is. When Twilight shows her Fives points out that it will end someday, Rex wonders what will actually result from Starlight's mucking around with happen to all of the timestream (namely Equestria turning into a barren wasteland), Starlight decides clones when it does. Fives doesn't have an answer for that.
-->"We're soldiers. What happens
to not go us then?"
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Believing him to be his shapeshifted mother, [[ShellShockedVeteran Eyeball]] wants to cut Steven open and bring his gem back to Yellow Diamond as a trophy. She starts ranting at length about how she be regarded as a hero for killing her people's greatest enemy and given riches and success beyond her wildest dreams. As a counterpoint, Steven argues out that, at this particular moment, they're floating
through with it space in a bubble powered by his emotions, and surrenders herself that killing him would leave her stranded without any hope of rescue. [[AxeCrazy She tells him to Twilight.
** The season 6 episode "On Your Marks" makes use of this as a plot; the Cutie Mark Crusaders finally achieved their goals of getting their cutie marks back in late season 5... so, now what are they actually going
stop trying to do, trick her and starts chasing after spending the previous 5 seasons obsessed him with getting their marks? Especially since their "special talent" turns out to be working a knife.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{El Tigre}}'' has Manny's mother breaks El Oso
with other ponies who have misunderstood their talents, which isn't likely this question when she shows him using circular logic for stealing a diamond. He wants to steal the diamond so he can sell it. To get a huge amount of use in and of itself, at least at their age.money to buy things like the diamond so he can sell it...



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Believing him to be his shapeshifted mother, [[ShellShockedVeteran Eyeball]] wants to cut Steven open and bring his gem back to Yellow Diamond as a trophy. She starts ranting at length about how she be regarded as a hero for killing her people's greatest enemy and given riches and success beyond her wildest dreams. As a counterpoint, Steven argues out that, at this particular moment, they're floating through space in a bubble powered by his emotions, and that killing him would leave her stranded without any hope of rescue. [[AxCrazy She tells him to stop trying to trick her and starts chasing after him with a knife.]]
8th May '17 2:40:32 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', when the townsfolk grew restless and unease with the [[MadScientist Ancestor's delving into black magic]], the Ancestor hired a group of brigands to keep the TorchesAndPitchforks at bay with a cannon. What happens when he died, or what would the group of sociopaths do with such heavy weaponry after successfully keeping the townsfolk at bay, didn't concern him at that time.
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* In ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet,'' [[FishOutOfWater Ledo]] has been raised in a space-faring culture to fight the alien Hideauze [[ChildSoldier his whole life]], before getting stranded on Earth. When he explains that sees no purpose in anything but that fight for humanity's survival, [[IllBoy Bebel]] asks what he would do if the Hideauze were defeated for good. Ledo is unable to come up with any answer besides "stand by and wait for new orders." This help underscores how useless he feels on Earth, and prompts him to [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife look for some sort of job]] among the fleet.
3rd May '17 8:13:37 PM Loekman3
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* Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack2017'', After destroying every time portal on Earth, Aku says he was quite proud of destroying all of them and assumed Jack would then eventually die of natural causes. But 50 years later, Jack is not only still alive, but immortal, and Aku thinks he's got an opponent with nothing left to lose.

to:

* Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack2017'', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', After destroying every time portal on Earth, Aku says he was quite proud of destroying all of them and assumed Jack would then eventually die of natural causes. But 50 years later, Jack is not only still alive, but immortal, and Aku thinks he's got an opponent with nothing left to lose.
30th Apr '17 2:06:03 PM ahasemore
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'''Jumba:''' 626 was created to be a monster, but now there is nothing to destroy. You see, I never created a greater purpose for him. What must it be like to have...''nothing''...not even memories to visit...in the middle of the night?

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'''Jumba:''' 626 was created to be a monster, but now there is nothing to destroy. You see, I never created gave him a greater purpose for him.purpose. What must it be like to have...''nothing''...not even memories to visit...in the middle of the night?
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