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3rd Nov '17 8:22:22 AM xcountryguy
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He has such millimetric precision and obsessive attention to detail that he will frequently [[SmugSnake boast]] of being "23 seconds ahead of schedule", or berate lackeys with "You're 17 seconds late". Expect the Clock King to always carry a pocketwatch and chain, or a very expensive looking wristwatch with more hands than Shiva. For some reason, they dislike digital clocks. Maybe they feel those lack [[EvilIsCool (villainous)]] [[ComplexityAddiction personality?]] Also, it's worth noting most Clock Kings and Queens are {{Villain}}s. It's not that heroes can't be this [[CrazyPrepared obsessive]] at planning...they just tend to go with IndyPloy instead. There's also the larger idea that the villains plan and scheme in secret ahead of time, and the heroes have to [[VillainsActHeroesReact react to what villains initiate]].

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He has such millimetric precision and obsessive attention to detail that he will frequently [[SmugSnake boast]] of being "23 seconds ahead of schedule", or berate lackeys with "You're 17 seconds late". Expect the Clock King to always carry a pocketwatch and chain, or a very expensive looking wristwatch with more hands than Shiva. For some reason, they dislike digital clocks. Maybe they feel those lack [[EvilIsCool (villainous)]] [[ComplexityAddiction personality?]] Also, it's worth noting most Clock Kings and Queens are {{Villain}}s. It's not that heroes can't be this [[CrazyPrepared obsessive]] at planning... they just tend to go with IndyPloy instead. There's also the larger idea that the villains plan and scheme in secret ahead of time, and the heroes have to [[VillainsActHeroesReact react to what villains initiate]].



* The VoiceWithAnInternetConnection in ''Film/EagleEye'' is uncanny both because of the dispassionate CreepyMonotone and her near omniscient degree of planning with both time, distances, and getaway vehicles at the ready. Although it's revealed that [[spoiler: she's an evil AI. And her ability isn't due to prediction, but due to her immense control over everything.]]
* Captain Vidal in ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' was obsessed with time, especially since his pocketwatch belonged to his late father. He purposely kept it in perfect condition to spite his father's memory, who wanted the watch to be stopped to mark his death so his son "would know how a brave man dies." [[spoiler: When he is about to be executed by the rebels, he calmly requests that his son be told what time he died only for Mercedes to cut him off and say that his son "won't even know [his] name" followed by her brother shooting him in the head.]]

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* The VoiceWithAnInternetConnection in ''Film/EagleEye'' is uncanny both because of the dispassionate CreepyMonotone and her near omniscient degree of planning with both time, distances, and getaway vehicles at the ready. Although it's revealed that [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's an evil AI. And her ability isn't due to prediction, but due to her immense control over everything.]]
* Captain Vidal in ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' was obsessed with time, especially since his pocketwatch belonged to his late father. He purposely kept it in perfect condition to spite his father's memory, who wanted the watch to be stopped to mark his death so his son "would know how a brave man dies." [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When he is about to be executed by the rebels, he calmly requests that his son be told what time he died only for Mercedes to cut him off and say that his son "won't even know [his] name" followed by her brother shooting him in the head.]]



* Phileas Fogg from ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''. He knows exactly how many steps it is from his favorite haunt to his home. He follows the same daily routine meticulously, expecting the hired help to do the same; he even fires a servant for giving him shaving water that was two degrees too cold. After betting his fortune on being able to carry out the titular feat, he plans out a route that will take him ''exactly'' 80 days to complete. He doesn't fit this trope perfectly since he isn't a villain, but he ''does'' have a [[HeroicBSOD total breakdown]] when it looks like his plan has collapsed...only to learn that [[spoiler: he forgot to take into account the date change crossing the Pacific Ocean.]]

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* Phileas Fogg from ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''. He knows exactly how many steps it is from his favorite haunt to his home. He follows the same daily routine meticulously, expecting the hired help to do the same; he even fires a servant for giving him shaving water that was two degrees too cold. After betting his fortune on being able to carry out the titular feat, he plans out a route that will take him ''exactly'' 80 days to complete. He doesn't fit this trope perfectly since he isn't a villain, but he ''does'' have a [[HeroicBSOD total breakdown]] when it looks like his plan has collapsed... only to learn that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he forgot to take into account the date change crossing the Pacific Ocean.]]



** The earlier novel ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'' features Jeremy Clockson, a clockmaker who produces the world's most accurate timepieces and is implied to have assaulted or possibly even killed another member of the guild for deliberately setting his clock fast. [[spoiler: He turns out to be the son of the anthropomorphic personification of Time itself.]]

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** The earlier novel ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'' features Jeremy Clockson, a clockmaker who produces the world's most accurate timepieces and is implied to have assaulted or possibly even killed another member of the guild for deliberately setting his clock fast. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He turns out to be the son of the anthropomorphic personification of Time itself.]]



* Subverted in Kathryn Hulme's ''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.]]

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* Subverted in Kathryn Hulme's ''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 [[spoiler:she actually arrives too late to prevent another nun from being murdered.]]
18th Oct '17 1:09:36 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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He's almost the mirror of TheChessmaster. He ''can't'' [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate people]], but he ''can'' [[BatmanGambit rely on their strict adherence to patterns and schedules]]. [[SpannerInTheWorks When they don't]], he [[VillainousBreakdown goes off the rails]] (of course, a ''real'' planner will know the exact probabilities of each failure, and [[XanatosGambit plan accordingly to win either case]]). These guys aren't that hot at XanatosSpeedChess. He is, however, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Awesome By Analysis]]. He's an example of what happens when a ScheduleFanatic starts to learn other people's schedules as well as his own. Common accessories and plots include the MagicCountdown and TimeBomb. Fond of LudicrousPrecision, sometimes to the extent that he suffers from SuperOCD.

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He's almost the mirror of TheChessmaster. He ''can't'' [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate people]], but he ''can'' [[BatmanGambit rely on their strict adherence to patterns and schedules]]. [[SpannerInTheWorks When they don't]], he [[VillainousBreakdown goes off the rails]] (of course, a ''real'' planner will know the exact probabilities of each failure, and [[XanatosGambit plan accordingly to win either case]]). These guys aren't that hot at XanatosSpeedChess. He is, XanatosSpeedChess, but they are, however, often [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Awesome By Analysis]]. He's an example of what happens when a ScheduleFanatic starts to learn other people's schedules as well as his own. Common accessories and plots include the MagicCountdown and TimeBomb. Fond of LudicrousPrecision, sometimes to the extent that he suffers from SuperOCD.
4th Oct '17 7:08:21 PM Eddy1215
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* In''Manga/DrStone'', Senku is a heroic example: He was [[TakenForGranite petrified into a statue]] in an area with no sunlight but knew exactly the date and time he was finally freed by counting every second during the thousands of years he was stuck. He also has a keen sense of how long it takes people he is merely passingly familiar with to do certain things or to catch on to what he's up to, evening the odds against enemies stronger than he is.

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* In''Manga/DrStone'', In ''Manga/DrStone'', Senku is a heroic example: He was [[TakenForGranite petrified into a statue]] in an area with no sunlight but knew exactly the date and time he was finally freed by counting every second during the thousands of years he was stuck. He also has a keen sense of how long it takes people he is merely passingly familiar with to do certain things or to catch on to what he's up to, evening the odds against enemies stronger than he is.
19th May '17 12:01:14 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In''Manga/DrStone'', Senku is a heroic example: He was [[TakenForGranite petrified into a statue]] in an area with no sunlight but knew exactly the date and time he was finally freed by counting every second during the thousands of years he was stuck. He also has a keen sense of how long it takes people he is merely passingly familiar with to do certain things or to catch on to what he's up to, evening the odds against enemies stronger than he is.
12th May '17 2:35:55 PM RobTan
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** Odo has an inherent need for order in his life, and therefore keeps to a strict routine and is extremely punctual. Shopkeepers set their clocks by him because they know exactly what time he will pass their establishments when he's on patrol.
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.
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