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2nd Apr '16 6:51:54 AM bweb
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** 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?
30th Mar '16 9:01:03 AM JapaneseTeeth
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* The season 6 episode "On Your Marks" for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' 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.

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* ''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.
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The season 6 episode "On Your Marks" for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' for 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.
24th Mar '16 9:01:13 AM ObsidianFire
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** Reed Richards asks this of Doom several times whenever Doom's captured him again and is gloating about how he's going to kill Reed and destroy everything he holds dear. Doom has no proper answer, because the be-all-end-all of his existence is to cause Reed Richards as much anguish as possible. Unlike, say, [[GenreSavvy the Joker]] however, Doom can't admit this (having convinced himself that he's doing it because he's superior to everyone else and deserves to rule the world...and that he's doing the world a favor since he's ''obviously'' the most qualified for the job) and so whenever Reed mentions this, Doom usually just starts [[RivalTurnedEvil screaming about college grudges]] and beating the snot out of Reed. Doom is kind of nuts.

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** Reed Richards asks this of Doom several times whenever Doom's captured him again and is gloating about how he's going to kill Reed and destroy everything he holds dear. Doom has no proper answer, because the be-all-end-all of his existence is to cause Reed Richards as much anguish as possible. Unlike, say, [[GenreSavvy the Joker]] Joker however, Doom can't admit this (having convinced himself that he's doing it because he's superior to everyone else and deserves to rule the world...and that he's doing the world a favor since he's ''obviously'' the most qualified for the job) and so whenever Reed mentions this, Doom usually just starts [[RivalTurnedEvil screaming about college grudges]] and beating the snot out of Reed. Doom is kind of nuts.



* Meanwhile, in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' stories, a GenreSavvy [[PowerCopying power mimic]] called Mimeo asked himself this question, realized the answer...and thus came up with his epic evil scheme.

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* Meanwhile, in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' stories, a GenreSavvy [[PowerCopying power mimic]] called Mimeo asked himself this question, realized the answer...and thus came up with his epic evil scheme.
22nd Mar '16 11:37:11 AM WanderingBrowser
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* The season 6 episode "On Your Marks" for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' 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.
21st Mar '16 2:21:38 AM Kooshmeister
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* In "Jungle of the Giants!", a story appearing in ''ComicBook/DarkHorseMonsters'', the protagonist has been shrunken and put in a terrarium. His plan is to reach the glass wall... and from, he apparently plans to reach the shrinking machine to restore himself to normal size. Somehow. All getting to the wall accomplishes is letting him look out at the shrinking machine. How he plans to get ''out'' to get to it is something even ''he'' seems unsure of. [[spoiler:It's rendered moot when his son, the one who placed him in the terrarium, appears with his cat. Uh-oh.]]

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* In "Jungle of the Giants!", a story appearing in ''ComicBook/DarkHorseMonsters'', the protagonist has been shrunken and put in a terrarium. His plan is to reach the glass wall... and from, from there, he apparently plans to reach the shrinking machine to restore himself to normal size. Somehow. All getting to the wall accomplishes is letting him look out at the shrinking machine. How he plans to get ''out'' to get to it is something even ''he'' seems unsure of. [[spoiler:It's rendered moot when his son, the one who placed him in the terrarium, appears with his cat. Uh-oh.]]
21st Mar '16 2:19:55 AM Kooshmeister
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* In "Jungle of the Giants!", a story appearing in ''ComicBook/DarkHorseMonsters'', the protagonist has been shrunken and put in a terrarium. His plan is to reach the glass wall... and from, he apparently plans to reach the shrinking machine to restore himself to normal size. Somehow. All getting to the wall accomplishes is letting him look out at the shrinking machine. How he plans to get ''out'' to get to it is something even ''he'' seems unsure of. [[spoiler:It's rendered moot when his son, the one who placed him in the terrarium, appears with his cat. Uh-oh.]]
15th Mar '16 5:52:46 AM GrigorII
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* ''ComicBook/TheChildrensCrusade'' has so many examples that it has [[AndThenWhat/TheChildrensCrusade its own page]].
5th Mar '16 8:13:04 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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* A subversion, of the "villain has no real answer, but it doesn't bother him" in StarVsTheForcesOfEvil. Ludo gloats about how "I will take Star's magic wand, and then take over the universe, and then {{Beat}} actually, the universe should do it just fine."
24th Feb '16 5:15:08 AM erforce
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* The villain in the second ''Film/TheTransporter'' movie 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.

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* The villain in the second ''Film/TheTransporter'' movie ''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.



* From ''MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail,'' after the French Knights pull in the Trojan rabbit:

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* From ''MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail,'' ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail,'' after the French Knights pull in the Trojan rabbit:
19th Feb '16 8:25:13 PM nmn3r3
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonballAbridged'''s adaption of History of Trunks, Android 17 grows bored of all the death and destruction 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 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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