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27th Apr '16 11:54:46 PM Dravencour
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--> [[spoiler:'''Ozymandias''']]: Did you seriously think that I would explain my masterstroke if there remained the slightest possibility of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago.

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--> [[spoiler:'''Ozymandias''']]: I'm not a Republic serial villain. Did you seriously think that I would explain my masterstroke master-stroke if there remained the slightest possibility chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago.
27th Apr '16 11:53:35 PM Dravencour
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--> [[spoiler:'''Ozymandias''']]: I did it thirty-five minutes ago.

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--> [[spoiler:'''Ozymandias''']]: Did you seriously think that I would explain my masterstroke if there remained the slightest possibility of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago.
4th Jan '16 2:27:17 PM OmegaKross
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This can also apply to [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] whose plans are not only going [[AllAccordingToPlan exactly how they planned it]] but also made sure to take account [[SpannerInTheWorks spanners]] to make sure it stays that way and succeed.

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This can also apply to [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] whose plans are not only going [[AllAccordingToPlan exactly how they planned it]] but also made sure to take account [[SpannerInTheWorks spanners]] into account to make sure it stays that way and succeed.
29th Dec '15 8:38:23 AM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom is presented with this scenario by the hands of [[spoiler: ComicBook/BlackPanther]] in Doom War.

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* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom is presented with this scenario by the hands of [[spoiler: ComicBook/BlackPanther]] in Doom War.
4th Dec '15 2:30:36 PM Milarqui
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* The final confrontation between Voldermort and HarryPotter is this. Harry calmly explains why all of the [[spoiler: Death Eaters' curses are failing, why Snape wasn't on his side, why Voldy's killing curse failed and will continue to do so.]] Harry then gives the Dark Lord one last chance to repent. He doesn't, and is HoistByHisOwnPetard.

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* The final confrontation between Voldermort Voldemort and HarryPotter is this. Harry calmly explains why all of the [[spoiler: Death Eaters' curses are failing, why Snape wasn't on his side, why Voldy's killing curse failed and will continue to do so.]] Harry then gives the Dark Lord one last chance to repent. He doesn't, and is HoistByHisOwnPetard.
20th Nov '15 1:49:43 PM Milarqui
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-->'''Holmes:''' Bishop to bishop eight. Discovered check. And, incidentally... ''mate''.

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-->'''Holmes:''' --->'''Holmes:''' Bishop to bishop eight. Discovered check. And, incidentally... ''mate''.''mate''.
** Double bonus: right at that moment, Dr Watson (Holmes' right hand, who could be considered his bishop) foils Moran's (Moriarty's "bishop") attack at the meeting.
12th Nov '15 2:23:33 PM eroock
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* Happens in ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows]]'', as Sherlock explains to Moriarty how [[spoiler: he's stolen and decoded his notebook and used it to seize every penny he's made from his war-profiteering scheme.]] As an added bonus, the two are actually playing a verbal chess game during his explanation, and Holmes wins that too.

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* Happens in ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows]]'', ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', as Sherlock explains to Moriarty how [[spoiler: he's stolen and decoded his notebook and used it to seize every penny he's made from his war-profiteering scheme.]] As an added bonus, the two are actually playing a verbal chess game during his explanation, and Holmes wins that too.
12th Nov '15 2:23:02 PM eroock
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->Oh, I think the explanation might be that you've been fooled by a simple olfactory misdirection. It's a little bit like ventriloquism of the nose. It's an elementary trick in certain parts of the galaxy. But it has got to be said, I don't like the look of that hydrokilominator. It seems to be indicating that you've got energy feedback all the way through the retro-stabilisers, feeding back into the primary heat converters. OOH! 'Cos if there's one thing you shouldn't have done, you shouldn't have let me press all those buttons. But, to be fair, I will give you one word of advice. [[LastSecondChance RUN]]!

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->Oh, ->''"Oh, I think the explanation might be that you've been fooled by a simple olfactory misdirection. It's a little bit like ventriloquism of the nose. It's an elementary trick in certain parts of the galaxy. But it has got to be said, I don't like the look of that hydrokilominator. It seems to be indicating that you've got energy feedback all the way through the retro-stabilisers, feeding back into the primary heat converters. OOH! 'Cos if there's one thing you shouldn't have done, you shouldn't have let me press all those buttons. But, to be fair, I will give you one word of advice. [[LastSecondChance RUN]]!RUN]]!"''
21st Aug '15 6:18:13 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is chock full of these. While it's been suggested it's because the Doctor can easily go back in time to fix it so that he wins, it's an option he rarely takes (largely because it's a drama-killer). More often than not, it's because he's already out-thought and out-witted the enemy of the story.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is chock full of these. While it's been suggested it's because the Doctor can easily go back in time to fix it so that he wins, it's an option he rarely takes (largely because it's of the TimeyWimeyBall. [[note]] (it's also a drama-killer).drama-killer) [[/note]]. More often than not, it's because he's already out-thought and out-witted the enemy of the story.
3rd Aug '15 9:29:53 AM mzytryck01
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* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' has a several instances of this, [[GambitPileup unsurprisingly]], and the actual phrase is said in ''Defiance'' by [[spoiler: Mortanius when Raziel realizes that he would need to kill Kain to retrieve the Heart of Darkness, since the Heart was in Kain and was what brought him back as a vampire]].

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* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' has a several instances of this, [[GambitPileup unsurprisingly]], and the actual phrase is said in ''Defiance'' by [[spoiler: Mortanius when Raziel realizes that he would need to kill Kain to retrieve the Heart of Darkness, since the Heart was in Kain and was what brought him back as a vampire]].
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