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8th Jan '18 6:42:12 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'': An interview with Monty Hall, published in Jefferson Graham's "The Game Show Book," recalled the process of Hall pitching the iconic game show to the networks. One executive asked, in essence, this very question to Hall and Stephan Hatos, wanting to know how the concept of "keep a known or trade for an unknown" would be maintained the next day. When Hall and Hatos didn't give what was perceived to be a satisfactory answer, the one network passed. In the end, the Hatos-Hall team was able to answer the question quite well ... and game show history was made.
4th Jan '18 10:27:30 AM TheSinful
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* Part of Harry's disdain of Voldemort in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11669575/45/For-Love-of-Magic For Love of Magic]]'' comes from the latter being unable to answer what he'll do once he conquers the magical world beyond "I will rule". Harry also plans to rule the magical world, though not through conquest, and actually has a plan on what to do afterwards.
31st Dec '17 7:43:53 PM Jacob175
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* Played with in a pocket issue of Westernanimation/DonaldDuck: Donald and his nephews happen to stumble upon a MadScientist who plans to destroy all of Earth's technology. When called out on it, and questioned what he, himself would be without all his gadgets and devices, the scientist states that he ''did'' go insane for a reason. The ducks all realize that there's an undeniable, yet severely disturbing logic behind that argument.

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* Played with in a pocket issue of Westernanimation/DonaldDuck: WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck: Donald and his nephews happen to stumble upon a MadScientist who plans to destroy all of Earth's technology. When called out on it, and questioned what he, himself would be without all his gadgets and devices, the scientist states that he ''did'' go insane for a reason. The ducks all realize that there's an undeniable, yet severely disturbing logic behind that argument.



* ''Emperor Doom'' features something like this, with Doctor Doom using the enslaved Purple Man to essentially brainwash the world into accepting him as its ruler. He eventually gets bored of all the niggly little things that a ruler of the world actually ends up having to do, and decides to let the heroes destroy the machine keeping Purple Man prisoner.

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* ''Emperor Doom'' features something like this, with Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom using the enslaved Purple Man to essentially brainwash the world into accepting him as its ruler. He eventually gets bored of all the niggly little things that a ruler of the world actually ends up having to do, and decides to let the heroes destroy the machine keeping Purple Man prisoner.



--->'''Tigress''': What's your plan? \\
'''Po''': Step 1, free the Five. \\
'''Viper''': What's Step 2? \\

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--->'''Tigress''': What's your plan? \\
plan?\\
'''Po''': Step 1, free the Five. \\
'''Viper''': What's Step 2? \\2?\\



-->'''Rapunzel:''' I've been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what it might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it's not everything I dreamed it would be? \\
'''Flynn:''' It will be. \\
'''Rapunzel:''' And what if it is? What do I do then? \\

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-->'''Rapunzel:''' I've been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what it might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it's not everything I dreamed it would be? \\
be?\\
'''Flynn:''' It will be. \\
'''Rapunzel:''' And what if it is? What do I do then? \\then?\\


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* A running theme in ''Series/ThePunisher2017'' is asking what the heck Frank is gonna do with his life after killing all the bad guys. After getting his vengeance in the first episode, he struggles to live and cope with his grief. When he goes back to killing, Karen asks him where he intends to stop. [[spoiler:By the end of the season, as Frank takes up a new identity and starts attending a support group, he's still scared of trying to figure out what to do next.]]
28th Dec '17 1:37:39 PM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'', Franchise/Superman}} and Franchise/SpiderMan are battling their arch-nemeses on a satellite when one announces the intention to ''really'' destroy the world, instead of blackmail it with the ''threat'' of destroying it. Spidey asks the other SuperVillain, "Where are you going to spend your money then?" Not only does he [[ArmorPiercingQuestion mentally hit the brick wall]], he [[EvilVersusOblivion fights to save the world]] in a major (if temporary) HeelFaceTurn for [[spoiler:Doctor Octopus]].

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* In ''ComicBook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'', Franchise/Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/SpiderMan are battling their arch-nemeses on a satellite when one announces the intention to ''really'' destroy the world, instead of blackmail it with the ''threat'' of destroying it. Spidey asks the other SuperVillain, "Where are you going to spend your money then?" Not only does he [[ArmorPiercingQuestion mentally hit the brick wall]], he [[EvilVersusOblivion fights to save the world]] in a major (if temporary) HeelFaceTurn for [[spoiler:Doctor Octopus]].



* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''[[http://members.tripod.com/Dark_Mark/darkmark1.htm Hellsister]]', the Maid of Might asks [[EvilCounterpart Satan Girl]] what she'll do if she manages to kill her. Satan Girl replies she'll figure out something:

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''[[http://members.tripod.com/Dark_Mark/darkmark1.htm Hellsister]]', Hellsister]]'', the Maid of Might asks [[EvilCounterpart Satan Girl]] what she'll do if she manages to kill her. Satan Girl replies she'll figure out something:
28th Dec '17 1:36:39 PM lillolillo
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* In the first Marvel/DC crossover, Supes and Spidey are battling their arch-nemeses on a satellite when one announces the intention to ''really'' destroy the world, instead of blackmail it with the ''threat'' of destroying it. Spidey asks the other SuperVillain, "Where are you going to spend your money then?" Not only does he [[ArmorPiercingQuestion mentally hit the brick wall]], he [[EvilVersusOblivion fights to save the world]] in a major (if temporary) HeelFaceTurn for [[spoiler:Doctor Octopus]].

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* In the first Marvel/DC crossover, Supes ''ComicBook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'', Franchise/Superman}} and Spidey Franchise/SpiderMan are battling their arch-nemeses on a satellite when one announces the intention to ''really'' destroy the world, instead of blackmail it with the ''threat'' of destroying it. Spidey asks the other SuperVillain, "Where are you going to spend your money then?" Not only does he [[ArmorPiercingQuestion mentally hit the brick wall]], he [[EvilVersusOblivion fights to save the world]] in a major (if temporary) HeelFaceTurn for [[spoiler:Doctor Octopus]].


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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''[[http://members.tripod.com/Dark_Mark/darkmark1.htm Hellsister]]', the Maid of Might asks [[EvilCounterpart Satan Girl]] what she'll do if she manages to kill her. Satan Girl replies she'll figure out something:
-->'''Supergirl:''' What's the use of this, Satan Girl? There's nothing left for you. If you kill me... what's left for you to make a life from?\\
'''Satan Girl:''' I'll work that out afterward. Stop resisting me and I'll get to it sooner.
15th Dec '17 3:50:43 AM FoxBluereaver
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* A sidestory of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' centered on Gym Leader Falkner has him searching for [[OlympusMons Ho-Oh and Lugia]] with the intention of catching them. He's asked by Satsuki what he'll do once he has caught them, should he succeed. Falkner admits he hasn't given much thought to that yet.
12th Dec '17 7:04:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'' has so many examples that it has [[AndThenWhat/TheChildrensCrusade its own page]].



* In ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'', Corran Horn references this trope in his ''epic'' rejection of [[BigBad Exar Kun's]] attempted seduction to the dark side. See the [[Quotes/AndThenWhat Quotes page]].

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* In ''[[Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy I, Jedi]]'', Corran Horn references this trope in his ''epic'' rejection of [[BigBad Exar Kun's]] attempted seduction to the dark side. See the [[Quotes/AndThenWhat Quotes page]].



** 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.

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** 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.answer.



** It was especially common in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, where most operations had few ultimate objectives beyond 'advance 2km (the maximum range at which field-artillery can use their fire to 'shelter' your troops to), take X terrain feature'. The two times either side made operational breakthroughs (the Russian Southern Front's 1916 'Brusilov' offensive operation, Germany's 1918 'Michael' offensive operation), no exploitation resulted. This was because those operations had a ''very'' large AndThenWhat vibe: neither of the sides had had the logistical capacity (or at least, the logistical organisation) nor the numbers to continue the advance. In ''Brusilov'' the whole point was to (together with the Russian northern front offensive and the Franco-British 'Somme' offensive) tie down German troops and distract them from Verdun, so the goal (conduct successful attack, get enemy to reinforce the sector) was fairly simple, though the actions beyond the initial breakthroughs were an open-ended question. Despite better preparation ''Michael'' on the other hand was guilty of the crime of having no specific goals whatsoever beyond making the breakthrough itself, and the starving and exhausted German soldiers (whose logistics assets were too beleaguered to feed them and numbers were too few to allow proper rotation and rest of troops) were simply left free to plunder the (mostly evacuated) French and Belgian villages behind the lines while the Entente forces regrouped. By the time Marshal Ludendorff finally settled on Amiens as the main objective, not only was the city partially in German hands, but the soldiers were so far forward that they weren't getting enough food or ammunition and were being pushed back out.

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** It was especially common in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, where most operations had few ultimate objectives beyond 'advance 2km (the maximum range at which field-artillery can use their fire to 'shelter' your troops to), take X terrain feature'. The two times either side made operational breakthroughs (the Russian Southern Front's 1916 'Brusilov' offensive operation, Germany's 1918 'Michael' offensive operation), no exploitation resulted. This was because those operations had a ''very'' large AndThenWhat vibe: neither Neither of the sides had had the logistical capacity (or at least, the logistical organisation) nor the numbers to continue the advance. In ''Brusilov'' the whole point was to (together with the Russian northern front offensive and the Franco-British 'Somme' offensive) tie down German troops and distract them from Verdun, so the goal (conduct successful attack, get enemy to reinforce the sector) was fairly simple, though the actions beyond the initial breakthroughs were an open-ended question. Despite better preparation ''Michael'' on the other hand was guilty of the crime of having no specific goals whatsoever beyond making the breakthrough itself, and the starving and exhausted German soldiers (whose logistics assets were too beleaguered to feed them and numbers were too few to allow proper rotation and rest of troops) were simply left free to plunder the (mostly evacuated) French and Belgian villages behind the lines while the Entente forces regrouped. By the time Marshal Ludendorff finally settled on Amiens as the main objective, not only was the city partially in German hands, but the soldiers were so far forward that they weren't getting enough food or ammunition and were being pushed back out.
11th Dec '17 8:12:59 PM SilverHammed
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* Defied in [[StarWarsTheOldRepublic The Old Republic]], when the Hero of Tython asks Vitiate what the point of all the killing is; even if it grants him eternal life, it's apparently eternal life ''alone''. But since this is one of, if not ''the most'' powerful Sith lords in Star Wars lore, Vitiate has his answer ready:

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* Defied in [[StarWarsTheOldRepublic [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic The Old Republic]], when the Hero of Tython asks Vitiate what the point of all the killing is; even if it grants him eternal life, it's apparently eternal life ''alone''. But since this is one of, if not ''the most'' powerful Sith lords in Star Wars lore, Vitiate has his answer ready:
17th Nov '17 7:47:38 AM KingLyger
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* Discussed in ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''. ByronicHero Velvet Crowe is out to kill VillainWithGoodPublicity Artorius, knowing that [[ThenLetMeBeEvil this will make her into a monster in the eyes of the world]], and she fully admits to those who offer her aid that she has no long-term goal beyond that. CharacterDevelopment mitigates this somewhat, but even towards the game's conclusion, she's still focused entirely on killing Artorius, with everything else being tangentially important to that goal.
1st Nov '17 7:11:04 AM nighttrainfm
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** Minion actually asks this after [[spoiler:Megamind kills his arch-nemesis]].

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** Minion actually asks this after [[spoiler:Megamind kills his arch-nemesis]].arch-nemesis.]]
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