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23rd Aug '16 8:22:32 PM Fireblood
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* According to Plutarch, when Pyrrhus (yeah, the one [[PyrrhicVictory the victory]] [[TropeNamer is named after]]) went to war with Rome, his adviser, Cineas, asked him what he will do after Rome. Pyrrhus said he will conquer another territory. The adviser asked "and then"... In short, the final answer of the king was "I'll live a good life and have fun". He had no answer to Cineas' reply, which was "But we can do that now." Cineas was an [[{{UsefulNotes/Epicureanism}} Epicurean]], a philosophy which emphasized enjoying simple pleasures and avoiding strife or violence.

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* According to Plutarch, when Pyrrhus (yeah, the one [[PyrrhicVictory the victory]] [[TropeNamer is named after]]) went to war with Rome, his adviser, Cineas, asked him what he will do after Rome. Pyrrhus said he will conquer another territory. The adviser asked "and then"... In short, the final answer of the king was "I'll live a good life and have fun". He had no answer to Cineas' reply, which was "But we can do that now." Cineas was an [[{{UsefulNotes/Epicureanism}} Epicurean]], a philosophy which emphasized enjoying such simple pleasures (in moderation) and avoiding strife or violence.
23rd Aug '16 8:20:26 PM Fireblood
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* According to Plutarch, when Pyrrhus (yeah, the one [[PyrrhicVictory the victory]] [[TropeNamer is named after]]) went to war with Rome, his adviser, Cineas, asked him what he will do after Rome. Pyrrhus said he will conquer another territory. The adviser asked "and then"... In short, the final answer of the king was "I'll live a good life and have fun". He had no answer to the next question, which was "can't you do it without all the wars"?

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* According to Plutarch, when Pyrrhus (yeah, the one [[PyrrhicVictory the victory]] [[TropeNamer is named after]]) went to war with Rome, his adviser, Cineas, asked him what he will do after Rome. Pyrrhus said he will conquer another territory. The adviser asked "and then"... In short, the final answer of the king was "I'll live a good life and have fun". He had no answer to the next question, Cineas' reply, which was "can't you "But we can do it without all the wars"?that now." Cineas was an [[{{UsefulNotes/Epicureanism}} Epicurean]], a philosophy which emphasized enjoying simple pleasures and avoiding strife or violence.
8th Aug '16 10:47:44 AM chasemaddigan
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** ExpandedUniverse materials show that they make it out of the bags and find Nemo again.

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** ExpandedUniverse materials show that they make it out of the bags and find Nemo again. ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' on the other hand [[spoiler: shows that they're ''still'' trapped in the bags over a year later]].
3rd Aug '16 10:57:05 AM JJHIL325
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** 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.

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** 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.it and surrenders herself to Twilight.
2nd Aug '16 7:04:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', Zero cites this as one of the reasons for his refusal to join the JLF. He states that even if they manage to succeed in liberating Japan, they have no plans for what to do next.
2nd Aug '16 8:27:23 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', multiple heroes end up giving this criticism to the protagonist, Emilio, who is on a senseless {{revenge}} quest. Demetrio gives him one of the fastest dressing downs when Emilio asks the [[LaResistance Ignauts]] for help:
-->'''Demetrio''': Answer me! What do you plan to do when the king is dead!?
-->'''Emilio''': I...I don't care what happens, as long as he's dead. I'm ready to give up my life for it!
-->'''Demetrio''': ([[MyGodYouAreSerious Laughs sarcastically.]]) You'll throw everything away, even your life? You're not ready for anything! I've heard my share of rumours, but this prince is indeed daft.
25th Jul '16 4:44:44 AM JackG
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* ''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...
11th Jul '16 1:55:47 PM drakensis
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* ''Fanfic/WearingRobertsCrown'': Some readers have noted that Drakebert's actions may be all very well with regard to preparing for the Others, but they're also going to destabilise Westeros [[spoiler: and a good chunk of Essos]] in the longer term.
11th Jul '16 12:05:51 AM PantaroP
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': Lord Dominator's plan is to break every planet in the galaxy, for fun. Once she seemingly does that, she gets very bored, not wanting to start all over again in another galaxy.
10th Jul '16 6:06:53 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', in episode 8 of R2, when the Black Knights ask Zero what his plan to fight the Britannians' latest move is, he responds, "Fighting, then more fighting... and then what?" The Black Knights are shocked that he would suggest that there's an alternative to fighting, but he points out that fighting isn't the only way - or the most productive way - to get to their goal of liberating Japan. He manages to come up with a plan that moves them towards that goal without wasting lives in the process ([[spoiler: the famous Million Zeroes gambit]]). In terms of sides, it's an interesting example, since he's replying to his own side, but at this point, [[spoiler: their opponent, the Viceroy of Area 11, is Nunnally, Lelouch's beloved sister]], so in a way, he's doing this for ''both'' sides.
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