History Main / AndThenWhat

26th Dec '16 4:39:37 PM Atomic_Bear
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* The end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar counts for the United States and NATO. For almost 50+ years, they had been embroiled in unarmed political subterfuge in a game of international chess with the only other superpower in the world. Entire strategies had been cooked up for end-of-the-world contingencies, as well as shelters built just in case. Armies had been completely built around what was considered an inevitable ground-war bigger and nastier than anything seen in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. And then, in possibly one of the largest anticlimaxes in history...the USSR committed national suicide rather than fight its own people, leaving the USA as the lone superpower in the world. What were we going to do with this massively bloated defense budget now? Find new enemies elsewhere, of course. Mainly spend millions of dollars fighting terrorism, which can be everywhere, spread over countless countries.

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* The end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar counts for the United States and NATO. For almost 50+ years, they had been embroiled in unarmed political subterfuge in a game of international chess with the only other superpower in the world. Entire strategies had been cooked up for end-of-the-world contingencies, as well as shelters built just in case. Armies had been completely built around what was considered an inevitable ground-war bigger and nastier than anything seen in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. And then, in possibly one of the largest anticlimaxes in history...the USSR committed national suicide rather than fight its own people, leaving the USA as the lone superpower in the world. What were we going to do with this massively bloated defense budget now? Find new enemies elsewhere, of course. Mainly spend millions of dollars fighting terrorism, which can be everywhere, spread over countless countries. That said, most of the rest of NATO seems pretty content with the new status quo and has slashed defense spending across the board. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And that's all we'll say about that.]]
25th Dec '16 9:24:28 PM Nicoaln
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle''. Hoagie can walk up to Ben Franklin and speak with him about what he plans to do with his famous "Kite experiment". Sure enough, Ben Franklin starts talking like a mad scientist talking about all the things he can do with electricity. Hoagie will then ask "And then what?", to which Ben Franklin has an answer. The player can then direct Hoagie to ask "And then what?" ''multiple times'' until Franklin gets annoyed and tells him to stop bugging him.
20th Dec '16 9:08:09 AM nmn3r3
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** Future Trunks accidentally makes Perfect Cell question his actions. Trunks has just surrendered himself to Cell, having lost the will to fight due to the massive power difference; however, he [[FinalSpeech warns Cell that his fate is to be defeated and destroyed by Goku, with humanity completely that Cell even existed]]. Cell realizes that, even if were to win against Goku and kill him, all the Z fighters and everyone else on Earth, he still wouldn't get the satisfaction of making the world aware of ''who'' he is ([[AxCrazy since he killed and absorbed anyone who encountered him before obtaining "perfection"]] except the current heroes). So, he decides that he won't kill Trunks nor the others ''now'', but rather at the future Cell Games he's gonna create and televise in world-vision.

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** Future Trunks accidentally makes Perfect Cell question his actions. Trunks has just surrendered himself to Cell, having lost the will to fight due to the massive power difference; however, he [[FinalSpeech warns Cell that his fate is to be defeated and destroyed by Goku, with humanity completely unaware that Cell even existed]]. Cell realizes that, even if were to win against Goku and kill him, all the Z fighters and everyone else on Earth, he still wouldn't get the satisfaction of making the world aware of ''who'' he is ([[AxCrazy since he killed and absorbed anyone who encountered him before obtaining "perfection"]] except the current heroes). So, he decides that he won't kill Trunks nor the others ''now'', but rather at the future Cell Games he's gonna create and televise in world-vision.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'', Junior elated to hear that he's going to become the boss of the company, but [[AmorPiercingQuestion when pressed]], admits that he has no idea what he'll do as boss.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'', Junior elated to hear that he's going to become the boss of the company, but [[AmorPiercingQuestion [[ArmorPiercingQuestion when pressed]], admits that he has no idea what he'll do as boss.
15th Dec '16 2:22:05 PM gb00393
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* In season 5 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tyrion Lannister asks this very question to Jorah Mormont about Daenerys Targaryen sitting on the Iron Throne, as if she was expecting that would magically fix everything wrong with Westeros. Clearly, Jorah had never thought that far ahead, and neither had Daenerys. He rightly posits that just because her (insane) father sat on the throne doesn't give her that right over anyone else, nor does that automatically make her a good leader, especially as she hadn't even considered what she would do as Queen of Westeros. This was also Robert Baratheon's exact problem. Daenerys has always assumed the common folk would rally behind her, and that would be enough. Tyrion hypothesizes that, even if the smallfolk would support her (which is a very generous assumption), there are few noble houses that would support the Targaryen cause.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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In season 5 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', 5, Tyrion Lannister asks this very question to Jorah Mormont about Daenerys Targaryen sitting on the Iron Throne, as if she was expecting that would magically fix everything wrong with Westeros. Clearly, Jorah had never thought that far ahead, and neither had Daenerys. He rightly posits that just because her (insane) father sat on the throne doesn't give her that right over anyone else, nor does that automatically make her a good leader, especially as she hadn't even considered what she would do as Queen of Westeros. This was also Robert Baratheon's exact problem. Daenerys has always assumed the common folk would rally behind her, and that would be enough. Tyrion hypothesizes that, even if the smallfolk would support her (which is a very generous assumption), there are few noble houses that would support the Targaryen cause.cause.
** Asked verbatim by Talisa to point out Robb is fighting to overthrow a king with no plan for what comes after.
** When Bronn asks how Jaime plans to get Myrcella out of Dorne, Jaime doesn't have an answer.
10th Dec '16 7:56:32 AM cybertoy0
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'', Junior elated to hear that he's going to become the boss of the company, but [[AmorPiercingQuestion when pressed]], admits that he has no idea what he'll do as boss.
4th Dec '16 7:05:55 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* At the end of ''[[Literature/TrailOfGlory 1824: The Arkansas War]]''; Andrew Jackson explained how he, one of the biggest slaveholders in Tennessee, was convinced into throwing his weight behind the new Abolitionist party through ongoing correspondence with Sam Houston starting with the question of how he would conquer the largely Black Freedman Chiefdom of Arkansas[[note]](the existence of which was an existential threat to the philosophical underpinning of slavery in the 'States)[[/note]]. General Jackson promptly sketched out the multi-front multi-year campaign bringing the full force of the U. S. against the small nation with a well trained army fighting on the defensive ("Bloody damned business, for sure, but I'd win."). Then Houston asked how he would recruit the soldiers needed or gain the political support for a conflict so unpopular in many areas that volunteer regiments ''for the enemy'' are openly recruiting some states, and for that matter how does Jackson propose ''paying for all this''? Finally, Jackson gave up and admitted that finessing a way to cut the slaves loose would do far less harm to the nation than the [[BerserkButton National Bank]] or widespread martial law required by the alternatives.
28th Nov '16 12:47:04 AM eroock
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* 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.
24th Oct '16 3:35:53 PM Zoriax91
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** Future Trunks accidentally makes Perfect Cell question his actions. Trunks has just surrendered himself to Cell, having lost the will to fight due to the massive power difference; however, he [[FinalSpeech warns Cell that his fate is to be defeated and destroyed by Goku, with humanity completely that Cell even existed]]. Cell realizes that, even if were to win against Goku and kill him, all the Z fighters and everyone else on Earth, he still wouldn't get the satisfaction of making the world aware of ''who'' he is ([[AxCrazy since he killed and absorbed anyone who encountered him before obtaining "perfection"]] except the current heroes). So, he decides that he won't kill Trunks nor the others ''now'', but rather at the future Cell Games he's gonna create and televise in world-vision.
20th Oct '16 6:35:59 PM Loekman3
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonballAbridged'''s adaption of History of Trunks, Android 17 grows bored of all the death and destruction he and his sister have been causing for over fifteen years and decides to settle down and become a park ranger. Then Gohan kicks him through a building, and 17 makes one minor adjustment to that plan: first he's going to kill every last human, ''then'' he's going to go range the shit out of that park.

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* In ''WebVideo/DragonballAbridged'''s ''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged'''s adaption of History of Trunks, Android 17 grows bored of all the death and destruction he and his sister have been causing for over fifteen years and decides to settle down and become a park ranger. Then Gohan kicks him through a building, and 17 makes one minor adjustment to that plan: first he's going to kill every last human, ''then'' he's going to go range the shit out of that park.
19th Oct '16 5:56:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{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 ''{{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.

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* ''{{El ''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 ''{{Freakazoid}}'' ''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.
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