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20th Dec '15 5:29:28 PM Gingerkitteh
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* Time Man from Megaman Powered Up is obseed with schedules, to the point where he says that Megaman is 0.3 seconds early for their fight.

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* Time Man from Megaman Powered Up is obseed obsessed with schedules, to the point where he says that Megaman is 0.3 seconds early for their fight.
1st Dec '15 1:14:59 AM Doug86
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* Both versions of [[TropeNamer Clock King]] in TheDCU; one is William Tockman, InsufferableGenius with a peerless ability to judge time to the second and use this to his advantage; the other is the current Clock King, with actual time-based powers.

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* Both versions of [[TropeNamer Clock King]] in TheDCU; Franchise/TheDCU; one is William Tockman, InsufferableGenius with a peerless ability to judge time to the second and use this to his advantage; the other is the current Clock King, with actual time-based powers.



* Depending on the writer, {{Spider-Man}}'s Black Cat is one of these, planning events so it looked like anyone going after her was having terrible luck. Later on she develops powers that let her do this for real with just probability alteration.

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* Depending on the writer, {{Spider-Man}}'s ComicBook/SpiderMan's Black Cat is one of these, planning events so it looked like anyone going after her was having terrible luck. Later on she develops powers that let her do this for real with just probability alteration.



* Frank Martin from the first ''TheTransporter'' movie does a little of this. He is also very good with the measurements of weights.

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* Frank Martin from the first ''TheTransporter'' ''Film/TheTransporter'' movie does a little of this. He is also very good with the measurements of weights.



* WaltDisney's ''Film/MaryPoppins'' gives us Admiral Boom, a man who keeps his house 'ship-shape'. He fires off a cannon at very specific times, so much that his neighbors can plan accordingly.

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* WaltDisney's Creator/WaltDisney's ''Film/MaryPoppins'' gives us Admiral Boom, a man who keeps his house 'ship-shape'. He fires off a cannon at very specific times, so much that his neighbors can plan accordingly.



* In ''OceansEleven'', Terry Benedict is described as "a machine" because his schedule is so very precise, he even ''visits the men's room'' at the same time every day.

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* In ''OceansEleven'', ''Film/OceansEleven'', Terry Benedict is described as "a machine" because his schedule is so very precise, he even ''visits the men's room'' at the same time every day.



* MackBolan is always this way with the initial hit that starts off a 'Bolan Blitz', whether it's ambushing a Mafia convoy or sniping a group at incredible distances. As things get unpredictable beyond that point due to how his enemy reacts (and the inevitable unexpected arrival of the GirlOfTheWeek) Bolan tends to improvise from then on.

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* MackBolan [[Literature/TheExecutioner Mack Bolan]] is always this way with the initial hit that starts off a 'Bolan Blitz', whether it's ambushing a Mafia convoy or sniping a group at incredible distances. As things get unpredictable beyond that point due to how his enemy reacts (and the inevitable unexpected arrival of the GirlOfTheWeek) Bolan tends to improvise from then on.



* Lampshaded by the nefarious Skate Club leader in ''[[TonyHawkProSkater Tony Hawk's American Wasteland]]''; The second thing you have to do to join the Skate Club is "trick on all these objects before my stopwatch runs out." This is probably the only time the time limits you're given for missions are justified.
* Let's be honest: You. Anyone who's played enough games without an adaptive AI has had ThatOneBoss (or [[ThatOneLevel level]] or entire game) where the only way to win was to memorize the pattern of all the moving objects on screen until you could play it without even looking at the screen. For example, the final boss of the NES port of ''Trojan''; most of the boxers in ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' but especially King Hippo; any ''DragonsLair'' style game that always played its segments in the same order.

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* Lampshaded by the nefarious Skate Club leader in ''[[TonyHawkProSkater ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawkProSkater Tony Hawk's American Wasteland]]''; The second thing you have to do to join the Skate Club is "trick on all these objects before my stopwatch runs out." This is probably the only time the time limits you're given for missions are justified.
* Let's be honest: You. Anyone who's played enough games without an adaptive AI has had ThatOneBoss (or [[ThatOneLevel level]] or entire game) where the only way to win was to memorize the pattern of all the moving objects on screen until you could play it without even looking at the screen. For example, the final boss of the NES port of ''Trojan''; most of the boxers in ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' but especially King Hippo; any ''DragonsLair'' ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' style game that always played its segments in the same order.



* What makes Yuuki Terumi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' fame fit this trope is that it is at the core of his {{deconstruction}} of [[GambitIndex gambiteering]], and this trope is deconstructed, too. He does fancy himself a {{Chessmaster}}-cum-MagnificentBastard due to his ability to seemingly effortlessly {{troll}} the cast for his own benefit, but when one looks at the series at large, it quickly becomes clear that such is a result of "repeating this worthless comedy more times than [he] can count" - as an instrument of [[spoiler:Izanami and ]]Takamagahara's agenda, he was allowed to witness multiple instances of the same century and, through Phantom, multiple possibiities of the continuum shift. When one takes that away, it becomes clear that he really doesn't understand the cast at all; [[spoiler:not only does he fail to predict in ''Chronophantasma'' Arcade that Taokaka's interaction with Noel moved her away from the trap he set for the latter, but]] he so utterly fails to understand [[spoiler:his own lieutenant]] that he cannot predict [[spoiler:her]] movements without aforementioned assistance, all of which is completely nulled after ''Continuum Shift''. Combine this with Rachel and Kokonoe adapting to his tricks and developing counters of their own, as well as Kagura joining the chess club, and it's easy to see how he ends ''Chronophantasma'': [[spoiler:Izanami [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness leaving him at the station]] for his [[OutGambitted one-way ride on the Time Killer express]], [[KilledOffForReal destination six feet under]].]]

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* What makes Yuuki Terumi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' fame fit this trope is that it is at the core of his {{deconstruction}} of [[GambitIndex gambiteering]], and this trope is deconstructed, too. He does fancy himself a {{Chessmaster}}-cum-MagnificentBastard due to his ability to seemingly effortlessly {{troll}} the cast for his own benefit, but when one looks at the series at large, it quickly becomes clear that such is a result of "repeating this worthless comedy more times than [he] can count" - as an instrument of [[spoiler:Izanami and ]]Takamagahara's agenda, he was allowed to witness multiple instances of the same century and, through Phantom, multiple possibiities possibilities of the continuum shift. When one takes that away, it becomes clear that he really doesn't understand the cast at all; [[spoiler:not only does he fail to predict in ''Chronophantasma'' Arcade that Taokaka's interaction with Noel moved her away from the trap he set for the latter, but]] he so utterly fails to understand [[spoiler:his own lieutenant]] that he cannot predict [[spoiler:her]] movements without aforementioned assistance, all of which is completely nulled after ''Continuum Shift''. Combine this with Rachel and Kokonoe adapting to his tricks and developing counters of their own, as well as Kagura joining the chess club, and it's easy to see how he ends ''Chronophantasma'': [[spoiler:Izanami [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness leaving him at the station]] for his [[OutGambitted one-way ride on the Time Killer express]], [[KilledOffForReal destination six feet under]].]]



* In ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries,'' Jackson Weele used precision timing both to conduct highly efficient robbery to the actual Clock King's level of precision, as well as making his devices work, especially the Big Wheel tank, which also required precise timing (presumably, because its weapons are in proper firing position for a fraction of a second at a time, but frequently enough that with proper timing you can use them.) The Big Wheel also exists in the comics, as CListFodder, but the timing obsession is unique to the series (as is his being an actually dangerous opponent.)
* VoltronForce: Sky Marshal Wade does everything by the clock. Including using the bathroom. Lance uses this to the Voltron Force advantage.

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* In ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries,'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries,'' Jackson Weele used precision timing both to conduct highly efficient robbery to the actual Clock King's level of precision, as well as making his devices work, especially the Big Wheel tank, which also required precise timing (presumably, because its weapons are in proper firing position for a fraction of a second at a time, but frequently enough that with proper timing you can use them.) The Big Wheel also exists in the comics, as CListFodder, but the timing obsession is unique to the series (as is his being an actually dangerous opponent.)
* VoltronForce: ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'': Sky Marshal Wade does everything by the clock. Including using the bathroom. Lance uses this to the Voltron Force advantage.
16th Nov '15 6:11:36 PM Adept
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* Hakuba Saguru, a guest star in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' and a main character in the sister anime ''MagicKaito'', a detective in pursuit of the elusive PhantomThief Kaitou Kid. Hakuba carries around a gold pocket watch with which he notes the precise times of crimes down to a hundredth of a second. And apparently KID picked this up to a certain extent while fighting Conan.

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* Hakuba Saguru, a guest star in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' and a main character in the sister anime ''MagicKaito'', ''Manga/MagicKaito'', a detective in pursuit of the elusive PhantomThief Kaitou Kid. Hakuba carries around a gold pocket watch with which he notes the precise times of crimes down to a hundredth of a second. And apparently KID picked this up to a certain extent while fighting Conan.
4th Nov '15 7:06:52 PM gallium
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* Subverted in Kathryn Hulme's ''The Nun's Story.'' Gabrielle/Sister Luke frequently resists the strict schedules that govern the convents she lives in. To make matters worse, the one time she ''deliberately'' makes a show of arriving perfectly on time, [[spoiler: she actually arrives too late to prevent another nun from being murdered.]]

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* Subverted in Kathryn Hulme's ''The Nun's Story.''Film/TheNunsStory.'' Gabrielle/Sister Luke frequently resists the strict schedules that govern the convents she lives in. To make matters worse, the one time she ''deliberately'' makes a show of arriving perfectly on time, [[spoiler: she actually arrives too late to prevent another nun from being murdered.]]
2nd Nov '15 5:14:03 PM bwburke94
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* ''[[TheFlash2014 The Flash]]'' has Leonard Snart a.k.a. Captain Cold who plans his crimes down to the second, having grown up near the Central Police Station and memorized their response times.

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* ''[[TheFlash2014 The Flash]]'' ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has Leonard Snart a.k.a. Captain Cold who plans his crimes down to the second, having grown up near the Central Police Station and memorized their response times.
6th Sep '15 1:39:07 AM Snowy66
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* There's Professor Paradox from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', though somewhat averted/subverted in that he's a good guy (or at least, not a bad guy) and has the entire Time Space Continuum mapped out in his head, allowing him to TimeTravel just as easily as one would walk down the sidewalk.

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* There's Professor Paradox from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', though somewhat averted/subverted in that his case he's more of a good guy (or at least, not a bad guy) and TimeMaster, given that he has the entire Time Space Continuum mapped out in his head, allowing him to TimeTravel just as easily as one would walk down the sidewalk.
12th Aug '15 11:15:47 PM Xilinoc
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* Amadeus Cho in ''TheIncredibleHercules'' is a heroic version of the trope. He actually sees equations floating in the air around people as he calculates the exact result of any given action.
3rd Aug '15 5:28:08 AM Redmess
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* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', the chauffeur who drives Violine around talks in numbers and measurements, and divides larger units into smaller ones in conversation. Violine herself also has shades of this.
13th Jul '15 10:56:39 PM Firestorm17
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* There was a short-short story revolving around a publishing company secretary with this kind of mind. She murders her boss merely by paying attention to his unconsciously inflexible schedule, and delaying him from leaving the office for a specific amount of time, less than a minute. He is run down by a bus. FridgeLogic comes into play here when you realise that just because the boss has an inflexible schedule, it doesn't mean the bus service does.

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* There was a The short-short story revolving "Co-Incidence" by Edward D. Hoch revolves around a publishing company secretary junior executive named Rosemary with this kind of mind. She murders her boss merely by paying attention to his unconsciously inflexible schedule, and delaying him from leaving the office for a specific amount of time, less than a minute. He is run down by a bus. FridgeLogic comes into play here when you realise that just because the boss has an inflexible schedule, it doesn't mean the bus service does.taxicab leaving a timed traffic light.
27th Jun '15 3:43:11 PM karstovich2
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* The Master Timekeeper (called the Ticktockman, but not to his face) in Creator/HarlanEllison's short story ''"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman'' not only is a Clock King but he runs the entire world on time and on schedule.

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* The Master Timekeeper (called the Ticktockman, but not to his face) in Creator/HarlanEllison's short story ''"Repent, Harlequin!" "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman'' Ticktockman" not only is a Clock King but he runs the entire world on time and on schedule.
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