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17th Feb '18 10:06:05 PM LlamaAdventure
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* The AntagonistTitle character in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' has a chance to kill the other title character upon first meeting him, but [[BondVillainStupidity chooses instead to tell the guards to leave him alive, so he can make him suffer]].

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* The AntagonistTitle character in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' has a chance to kill the other title character upon first meeting him, but [[BondVillainStupidity chooses instead to tell the guards to leave him alive, so he can make him suffer]]. Somewhat justified in that he's working with Scarecrow, who wants to destroy Batman's legacy, [[DontCreateAMartyr which killing him would make more difficult.]]
1st Feb '18 7:43:57 AM TaylorHyuuga
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** Florent L'Belle, the second culprit of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', concocted a ridiculously over-engineered plot that involved blackmail, a village merger, a LockedRoomMystery, and impersonation, all just to steal something [[spoiler:that someone else had already stolen decades ago]].

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** Florent L'Belle, the second culprit of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', concocted a ridiculously over-engineered plot that involved blackmail, a village merger, a LockedRoomMystery, and impersonation, all just to steal something [[spoiler:that someone else had already stolen decades ago]].a valuable object to pay off his debt, when he literally has his own personal line of cosmetics that he refuses to sell despite the numerous offers which would almost certainly let him pay off his debt.
26th Jan '18 2:49:35 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': Karl, the bad guy in "Deadly Silents", seems to suffer from this; concocting several elaborate death traps to kill Mac and Pinky, even as his partner keeps urging to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shoot him.]]

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': ''Series/MacGyver1985'': Karl, the bad guy in "Deadly Silents", seems to suffer from this; concocting several elaborate death traps to kill Mac and Pinky, even as his partner keeps urging to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shoot him.]]
25th Jan '18 12:45:19 PM CountDorku
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** In ''Magic'', such people are called "Johnnies" or "Jennies", and they're viewed as one of the three main player psychographics (the others being Timmies/Tammies, who play for the experience of casting big creatures and entertaining spells, and Spikes, who play for tactical satisfaction and the joy of winning).
17th Jan '18 9:40:29 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''ComicBook/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', the infamous "Supply Lines..." mission has Zero send CJ to humiliate his rival Berkeley by assassinating his couriers using a miniature plane that regarded as ThatOneLevel due to being very hard to maneuver, quite fragile and overall impractical for the task instead of a more conventional method like personally gunning them down, like what CJ has been doing for the entire game. In fact, Zero could very easily ask CJ to get rid of Berkeley, but he would rather prefer to prove his superior intellect instead.

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* In ''ComicBook/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', the infamous "Supply Lines..." mission has Zero send CJ to humiliate his rival Berkeley by assassinating his couriers using a miniature plane that regarded as ThatOneLevel due to being very hard to maneuver, quite fragile and overall impractical for the task instead of a more conventional method like personally gunning them down, like what CJ has been doing for the entire game. In fact, Zero could very easily ask CJ to get rid of Berkeley, but he would rather prefer to prove his superior intellect instead.
17th Jan '18 9:39:39 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''ComicBook/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', the infamous "Supply Lines..." mission has Zero send CJ to humiliate his rival Berkeley by assassinating his couriers using a miniature plane that is very hard to easily maneuver, quite fragile and overall impractical for the task instead of a more conventional method like personally gunning them down, like what CJ has been doing for the entire game. In fact, Zero could very easily ask CJ to get rid of Berkeley, but he would rather prefer to prove his superior intellect instead.

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* In ''ComicBook/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', the infamous "Supply Lines..." mission has Zero send CJ to humiliate his rival Berkeley by assassinating his couriers using a miniature plane that is regarded as ThatOneLevel due to being very hard to easily to maneuver, quite fragile and overall impractical for the task instead of a more conventional method like personally gunning them down, like what CJ has been doing for the entire game. In fact, Zero could very easily ask CJ to get rid of Berkeley, but he would rather prefer to prove his superior intellect instead.
14th Jan '18 5:28:43 PM WillKeaton
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** Harley Quinn once even asked him outright, "WhyDontYouJustShootHim".

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** Harley Quinn once even asked him outright, "WhyDontYouJustShootHim"."WhyDontYouJustShootHim"



* ''Series/MacGyver'': Karl, the bad guy in "Deadly Silents", seems to suffer from this; concocting several elaborate death traps to kill Mac and Pinky, even as his partner keeps urging WhyDontYouJustShootHim.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': Karl, the bad guy in "Deadly Silents", seems to suffer from this; concocting several elaborate death traps to kill Mac and Pinky, even as his partner keeps urging WhyDontYouJustShootHim.to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shoot him.]]



* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'': Jango Fett wants to kill Obi-Wan for murdering his partner. To that end, he comes up with a plot involving a clone army, to tear down the entirety of the Jedi Order, the Republic, everything Obi-Wan loves and cares about... and then he will kill him. His son even asks WhyDontYouJustShootHim. It's because Jango's a CardCarryingVillain, and he wants Obi-Wan to suffer. [[spoiler:It doesn't work out how he planned]].

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* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'': Jango Fett wants to kill Obi-Wan for murdering his partner. To that end, he comes up with a plot involving a clone army, to tear down the entirety of the Jedi Order, the Republic, everything Obi-Wan loves and cares about... and then he will kill him. His son even asks WhyDontYouJustShootHim. WhyDontYouJustShootHim It's because Jango's a CardCarryingVillain, and he wants Obi-Wan to suffer. [[spoiler:It doesn't work out how he planned]].
11th Jan '18 4:04:45 PM w1lliam
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** Immortals, of which chaos is a part of, generally have to resort to such plans because they are bound to the ironclad empower and guide rules, thouh Pandora (Chaos' first chosen name) is one of worst in that regard
** Voltaire, another immortal did have the simpler plans A and B, he enacted planc CM (AKA Complicated Mess) in desperation, though it turned out he didnt need it because something else did it for him and it was even easier to do then his first two plans, and now he is stuck executing a overly complex plan he doesn't need because he cannot stop it.
10th Jan '18 6:55:33 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial:'' Mask Of Ice, the BigBad of the Gold, Silver & Crystal arc, lives and breaths this one. He wants to capture a Celebi, which only shows up at a specific time at the Illex Forest Shrine, and can only be caught by the GS Ball, which can only be made with feathers taken from Ho-Oh and Lugia. Apparently just soliciting the help of a trainer or an expert, like Professor Oak, never occurred to him, since he sets out on a ridiculously circuitous plan that involves kidnapping children, levelling Ecruteak, imprisoning the Legendary Beasts, attacking places all across Johto, and antagonising the Gym Leaders of Kanto and Johto.

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial:'' Mask Of Ice, the BigBad of the Gold, Silver & and Crystal arc, lives and breaths this one. He wants to capture a Celebi, which only shows up at a specific time at the Illex Forest Shrine, and can only be caught by the GS Ball, which can only be made with feathers taken from Ho-Oh and Lugia. Apparently just soliciting the help of a trainer or an expert, like Professor Oak, never occurred to him, since he sets out on a ridiculously circuitous plan that involves kidnapping children, levelling Ecruteak, imprisoning the Legendary Beasts, attacking places all across Johto, and antagonising the Gym Leaders of Kanto and Johto.
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