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12th Jan '18 11:42:16 AM Nintendoman01
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** Angelus' entire plan throughout Season 2 revolves around this; all he wants to do is [[MindRape psychologically torture]] Buffy and the Scoobies as much as possible [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]]. This leads to friction between himself and the more [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatic]] Spike, who repeatedly urges him to just kill Buffy and be done with it before Angelus pushes her too far and makes her ''really'' mad. Spike's concerns are proven right in "Passion" when Angelus kills Jenny Calendar and leaves her body in Giles' bed, sending Giles into a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that leads to their hideout being burned down and Angelus being beaten senseless with a [[FlamingSword flaming]] [[BatterUp baseball bat]]. Of course, even ''that'' doesn't stop Angelus from dicking around and toying with Buffy.
10th Jan '18 6:47:15 PM 64SuperNintendo
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8th Jan '18 8:15:31 PM MagiMecha
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** The AntagonistTitle Character of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' has a chance to kill Batman upon his very first meeting with him, and even knows the weak points of his batsuit. But [[IWantThemAlive he specifically tells his mooks not to kill him]], because he wants to make him suffer.

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** The AntagonistTitle Character of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' has a chance ''multiple'' chances to kill Batman upon his very first meeting with him, and Batman, even knows one moment having him point out to his soldiers the weak points of weakpoints on his batsuit. But [[IWantThemAlive armor. However, Scarecrow [[IWantHimAlive wants him alive so he specifically can break him down mentally and emotionally]]. The Knight even tells his mooks not to kill him]], because he wants to make him suffer.how stupid that plan is.
2nd Jan '18 9:14:45 AM Njein
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** In ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}'' Mr. White makes a dumb- and wholly unnecessary- deal to keep Bond alive. It ends poorly for him.

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** In ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}'' Mr. White makes a dumb- dumb and wholly unnecessary- unnecessary deal to keep Bond alive. It ends poorly for him.him in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.



** Crops up twice in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. First, when Oberhauser has Bond at his mercy in his secret base, he then decided to go all EvilGloating, BreakTheBadass on both Bond and his girl, and then he'd get to killing Bond after the ColdBloodedTorture. This gave Bond time enough to make his escape. The second time, he constructs an elaborate DeathTrap, giving Bond a choice: escape now on your own, or try to rescue [[spoiler:Swann]] and die together. In the latter case, he was playing on Bond's feelings to get him to fall, but since he was more interested in tormenting Bond rather than killing him, this gave Bond plenty of time to find [[spoiler:Swann]] and then escape. His henchmen aren't too bright either. When they kidnap Bond, they tie his hands in front of him, with plastic zip ties. Sure enough, Bond's able to grab one of their guns and shoot them both, then break free.

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** Crops up twice several times in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. BigBad Oberhauser's [[EvilIsPetty petty desire]] to sadistically torment Bond and relish in his suffering instead of killing him on the spot [[spoiler:due to their CainAndAbel relationship]] ends up becoming his FatalFlaw in the movie.
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First, when Oberhauser he has Bond at his mercy in his secret base, he then just decided to go all EvilGloating, EvilGloating and BreakTheBadass on both Bond and his girl, the BondGirl, and then he'd get to killing Bond after the ColdBloodedTorture. ColdBloodedTorture instead of instantaneously killing 007. This gave Bond gives 007 ample time enough to make his escape. bail out and conjure a plan to take down Oberhauser and [[spoiler:C]].
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The second time, he constructs an elaborate DeathTrap, giving Bond a choice: SadisticChoice: escape now on your own, own but live with the guilt of not saving [[spoiler:Madeleine Swann]] in time for the rest of your life, or try to rescue [[spoiler:Swann]] and die together. In [[spoiler:Bond takes the latter 2nd choice, and he not only manages to save Swann in the nick of time, he also gives chase to Blofeld and has him arrested for his crimes.]] In this case, he Oberhauser was playing on Bond's feelings to get him to fall, but since he was more interested in tormenting Bond rather than killing him, this gave Bond plenty of time to find [[spoiler:Swann]] and then escape. His escape.
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henchmen aren't too bright either. When they kidnap Bond, they tie his hands in front of him, with plastic zip ties. Sure enough, Bond's Bond is able to grab one of their guns and shoot them both, then break free.free.
*** [[spoiler:[[EvilAllAlong C/Max Denbigh]]]] himself is guilty of this, as he had many chances to kill M so he [[spoiler:won't hinder his EvilPlan to seize control of the world's intelligence agencies and forward the collected intel to SPECTRE, but opts to go for BreakThemByTalking near the climax. He also failed to realized that M managed to do a sweep of his office and empty his gun before C gets there, being that M is a former field agent unlike C, who's more of a corrupt paper-shuffler and ObstructiveBureaucrat. He finally tries to kill M, but M manages to grab C's gun and send him down a DisneyVillainDeath.]]
2nd Jan '18 8:56:33 AM Njein
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* The ''Film/JamesBond'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}} of this and a recurring FatalFlaw for many Bond villains, as they have a tendency to [[EvilGloating gloat]] about their {{Evil Plan}}s, but by then, 007 has already cooked up a plan B to escape and defeat the baddies. Examples in chronological order:

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* The ''Film/JamesBond'' series is the {{Trope Namer|s}} of this and a recurring FatalFlaw for many Bond villains, as they have a tendency to [[EvilGloating gloat]] about their {{Evil Plan}}s, but by then, 007 has already cooked up a plan B to escape and defeat the baddies. Examples in chronological order:
22nd Dec '17 7:38:13 PM Premonition45
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** ''Film/TheLastJedi'': Despite clearly being able to kill Rey himself, Supreme Leader Snoke [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten orders Kylo Ren to do it to demonstrate his conviction and loyalty]]. [[spoiler:Kylo, who has forged a bond with Rey ([[NiceJobFixingItVillain thanks to Snoke's manipulations]]), [[TheStarscream instead chooses to kill Snoke]].]]
30th Nov '17 11:07:42 AM Xtifr
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* ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' had a very… ''[[InvokedTrope unique]]'' case. Realizing that he is a mad genius billionaire with access to world-ending technology and a strong desire to actually use it, the BigBad [[spoiler: sets up a geas that makes the tropes of a Bond movie reality. He plans to make it so that the only person who stands a chance of thwarting his plan is a solitary British secret agent... and if one of those manages to get through, then he'll shut off the geas so that said agent is nothing more than a solitary man hundreds of miles away from any back-up who can easily be killed]]. Small problem: [[spoiler: despite all his precautions, the BigBad completely fails to realize by the end that the geas he thought he ended is still operating, even when he's got the hero and his fellow agent bound up and prefers to monologue at them rather than just kill them]].

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* ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' ''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue'' had a very… ''[[InvokedTrope unique]]'' case. Realizing that he is a mad genius billionaire with access to world-ending technology and a strong desire to actually use it, the BigBad [[spoiler: sets up a geas that makes the tropes of a Bond movie reality. He plans to make it so that the only person who stands a chance of thwarting his plan is a solitary British secret agent... and if one of those manages to get through, then he'll shut off the geas so that said agent is nothing more than a solitary man hundreds of miles away from any back-up who can easily be killed]]. Small problem: [[spoiler: despite all his precautions, the BigBad completely fails to realize by the end that the geas he thought he ended is still operating, even when he's got the hero and his fellow agent bound up and prefers to monologue at them rather than just kill them]].
29th Nov '17 6:26:52 AM Nintendoman01
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** Cell himself makes the exact same mistake. After ascending to his Perfect form, and defeating Piccolo, Vegeta, Trunks, and Android 16 in the process, he becomes the most powerful being on earth. Rather than kill everyone, he opts to give the Z-Fighters 10 days to prepare for a tournament. Those were probably the [[LegoGenetics Vegeta cells]] inside him, as Vegeta himself does this a few times as well, as mentioned above.

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** Cell himself makes the exact same mistake. After ascending to his Perfect form, and defeating Piccolo, Vegeta, Trunks, and Android 16 in the process, he becomes the most powerful being on earth. Rather than kill everyone, he opts to give the Z-Fighters 10 days to prepare for a tournament. Those were probably the [[LegoGenetics Vegeta cells]] inside him, as Vegeta himself does this a few times as well, as mentioned above. Taken UpToEleven during his fight with Gohan, where, after discovering Gohan's hidden power, does everything he can to [[RageBreakingPoint piss Gohan off enough to unleash said power]] just because he wants a more challenging fight; keep in mind that he tricked Vegeta into doing the ''exact same thing'' in order to ascend to his Perfect form, and [[EvilGloating openly mocked Vegeta for being stupid enough to fall for it]].



* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'': Professor Ratigan has the ideal situation; bound, demoralized and in a word 'helpless'. He decides to set up a deathtrap and leave. It's justified, however, since he ''wanted'' to stay and watch, but had to leave to enact his plans because Basil arrived later than he expected.

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* ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'': Professor Ratigan has Basil in the ideal situation; bound, demoralized and in a word 'helpless'. He decides to set up a deathtrap and leave. It's justified, however, since he ''wanted'' to stay and watch, but had to leave to enact his plans because Basil arrived later than he expected.


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** On the Hyenas' side, when Scar orders them to go after Simba after Mufasa's death, Simba escapes through a bunch of brambles and into the desert; the Hyenas refuse to pursue him through said brambles, believing that Simba is as good as dead in the desert. To be fair, Simba ''would'' have died [[SpannerInTheWorks if Timon and Pumbaa hadn't found him]].
28th Oct '17 12:00:14 PM OlmoJV
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* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', when Lord Shen has the perfect chance to kill Po and the Furious Five (all of them being placed in cells and restrained by acupuncture restraints) by just throwing [[KnifeNut his knives]], he instead excuses himself to spring the trap set for the invited nobility and leaves two wolves to kill the heroes, leading them to be rescued by [[NinjaMaid Jade]].

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* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', ''Fanfic/TheVow'', when Lord Shen has the perfect chance to kill Po and the Furious Five (all of them being placed in cells and restrained by acupuncture restraints) by just throwing [[KnifeNut his knives]], he instead excuses himself to spring the trap set for the invited nobility and leaves two wolves to kill the heroes, leading them to be rescued by [[NinjaMaid Jade]].
30th Aug '17 12:31:57 PM Njein
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* Examples from ''Film/JamesBond'', the {{Trope Namer|s}} series, in chronological order:

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* Examples from ''Film/JamesBond'', The ''Film/JamesBond'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}} series, of this and a recurring FatalFlaw for many Bond villains, as they have a tendency to [[EvilGloating gloat]] about their {{Evil Plan}}s, but by then, 007 has already cooked up a plan B to escape and defeat the baddies. Examples in chronological order:
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