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19th Feb '17 5:52:10 AM Mhazard
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Oh, and you had better ''pray'' they don't get their hands on TimeTravel technology.

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Oh, and you had better ''pray'' they don't get their hands on TimeTravel technology.
technology, or being a TimeMaster, one who can directly control time.
31st Jan '17 12:12:27 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': The villain in "Play On, Maestro, Play On" orchestrates crimes that rely on absolute precision timing.
11th Nov '16 1:52:40 AM Tamfang
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* Inverted with [[Series/TheFallAndRiseOfReginaldPerrin Reggie Perrin]], who was consistently "11 minutes late/17 minutes late/22 minutes late" to work.

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* Inverted with [[Series/TheFallAndRiseOfReginaldPerrin Reggie Perrin]], who was consistently "11 minutes late/17 minutes late/22 minutes late" is late to work.work by the same amount every day, but never twice for the same reason.
27th Sep '16 1:21:19 AM PantaroP
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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 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]].]]

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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 [[{{Chessmaster}} 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 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]].]]
14th Sep '16 8:25:45 PM Lullaby22
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* The villain in the first episode of ''Series/{{Alphas}}''.

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* The villain in the first episode of ''Series/{{Alphas}}''. He ''really'' doesn't appreciate it when you mess up his schedule. When a subordinate shows up four seconds late for a meeting, he gets subjected to PsychicAssistedSuicide.
6th Aug '16 7:06:35 AM Sharlee
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* Space missions require that many events be timed down to ''fractions of a second'', to ensure that trajectory adjustments and communications signals are precisely aligned. The slightest discrepancy in timing can throw a remote-piloted drone or satellite wildly off-course, or cause a narrow-band transmission to miss its destination altogether. This necessary obsessiveness about timing also carries over to human activities: with limited resources and innumerable maintenance tasks, it's crucial that astronauts not waste a minute of working-time on missions. During the Mercury and Apollo programs, task lists would designate specific one- or two-minute intervals at which astronauts would ''look out the window'' in between their other, equally precision-timed activities.

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* Space missions require that many events be timed down to ''fractions of a second'', to ensure that trajectory adjustments and communications signals are precisely aligned. The slightest discrepancy in timing can throw a remote-piloted drone probe or satellite wildly off-course, or cause a narrow-band transmission to miss its destination altogether. This necessary obsessiveness about timing also carries over to human activities: with limited resources and innumerable maintenance tasks, it's crucial that astronauts not waste a minute of working-time on missions. During the Mercury and Apollo programs, task lists would designate specific one- or two-minute intervals at which astronauts would ''look out the window'' in between their other, equally precision-timed activities.
6th Aug '16 7:05:59 AM Sharlee
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* Space missions require that many events be timed down to ''fractions of a second'', to ensure that trajectory adjustments and communications signals are precisely aligned. The slightest discrepancy in timing can throw a remote-piloted drone or satellite wildly off-course, or cause a narrow-band transmission to miss its destination altogether. This necessary obsessiveness about timing also carries over to human activities: with limited resources and innumerable maintenance tasks, it's crucial that astronauts not waste a minute of working-time on missions. During the Mercury and Apollo programs, task lists would designate specific one- or two-minute intervals at which astronauts would ''look out the window'' in between their other, equally precision-timed activities.
29th Jul '16 9:05:16 AM SpacemanSpoof
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* One episode of ''Series/GetSmart'' featured a technological variant of this. Some crooks get their hands on a supercomputer capable of analyzing and predicting traffic patterns, which they use to plan bank robberies and ensure that they can make a clean getaway.
4th Jun '16 12:00:05 AM Doug86
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* Any decent military commander in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne was required to be something of a Clock King, since portable communication devices did not exist at the time, and if maneuvers such as the walking artillery barrage that would pound the area ahead of friendly troops as they advanced and continued to move up with them were even slightly mistimed, shells would end up falling amongst their own troops. Or, if their clocks were off in the other direction, it gave the enemy troops time to climb out of their bunkers and man the trenches, with similarly bad results.

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* Any decent military commander in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was required to be something of a Clock King, since portable communication devices did not exist at the time, and if maneuvers such as the walking artillery barrage that would pound the area ahead of friendly troops as they advanced and continued to move up with them were even slightly mistimed, shells would end up falling amongst their own troops. Or, if their clocks were off in the other direction, it gave the enemy troops time to climb out of their bunkers and man the trenches, with similarly bad results.
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.
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