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17th Oct '17 11:39:15 PM Psychadelico
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* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'': Every MadScientist acts in a given manner, even though they know it's going to bite them in the tush, precisely because of the insanity.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'': Every MadScientist acts in a given manner, even though they know it's going to bite them in the tush, precisely because of the insanity. Played with a bit, as it's not entirely clear how much of it is forced on them by the resident ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder, and how much of it is a coping mechanism against the insanity. There's evidence for both.
15th Aug '17 6:32:36 PM KyleBrackman
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* Captain Cold alluded to this during "The Rogues' Revenge" storyline following''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''. When your foe is Franchise/TheFlash, a man capable of finishing any fight before you even think of defending yourself, you keep your crimes light and theatrical and hope he responds in turn.

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* Captain Cold alluded to this during "The Rogues' Revenge" storyline following''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''.following ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis''. When your foe is Franchise/TheFlash, a man capable of finishing any fight before you even think of defending yourself, you keep your crimes light and theatrical and hope he responds in turn.
24th Jul '17 1:19:23 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* One Federation droid control ship, two Imperial Death Stars, and a First Order Starkiller Base later, the villains of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films seemingly still haven't cottoned on to the idea that focusing most of your military strength into a single, centralized station with numerous, readily-exploitable weaknesses isn't the winning strategy it may appear to be.
24th Jul '17 1:17:25 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* One Federation droid control ship, two Imperial Death Stars, and a First Order Starkiller Base later, the villains of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films seemingly still haven't cottoned on to the idea that focusing most of your military strength into a single, centralized station with numerous, readily-exploitable weaknesses isn't the winning strategy it may appear to be.
7th May '17 9:30:00 PM tabascosweet
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%%* Jack Spicer of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''.

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%%* * Jack Spicer of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''.''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' runs on this. He once goes so far as to stop one of his allies from killing the protagonists right away because he insists they need to do a villainous monologue first.
14th Apr '17 1:37:19 AM Xtifr
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But what happens when you have a villain who understands that to be a good villain, you ''have'' to have GenreBlindness? You're left with a villain stricken with '''Contractual Genre Blindness'''. This is the baddy who captures the hero and uses overly complicated {{Death Trap}}s, not because it's the smart thing to do, but because it's what a villain is ''supposed'' to do.

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But what happens when you have a villain who understands that to be a good villain, you ''have'' to have GenreBlindness? You're left with a villain stricken with '''Contractual Contractual Genre Blindness'''.Blindness. This is the baddy who captures the hero and uses overly complicated {{Death Trap}}s, not because it's the smart thing to do, but because it's what a villain is ''supposed'' to do.
4th Feb '17 1:44:15 PM Vir
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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': For toons, it's very hard if not outright impossible to jump away from the "role" they've been created for. (Roger tells Eddie that he wouldn't ever be capable to murder because "My whole purpose in life is to make people laugh!"). Double-subverted with [[spoiler: Judge Doom,]] who is able to repress his basic toon urges to maintain his human disguise, but can't fight his villain "role" and places the heroes in an overly-dramatic and slow-moving DeathTrap which [[HoistByHisOwnPetard eventually causes his own demise.]]

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': For toons, it's very hard if not outright impossible to jump away from the "role" they've been created for. (Roger tells Eddie that he wouldn't ever be capable to murder because "My whole purpose in life is to make people laugh!"). Double-subverted {{Double Subver|sion}}ted with [[spoiler: Judge Doom,]] who is able to repress his basic toon urges to maintain his human disguise, but can't fight his villain "role" and places the heroes in an overly-dramatic and slow-moving DeathTrap which [[HoistByHisOwnPetard eventually causes his own demise.]]
4th Feb '17 1:41:26 PM Vir
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'''Doctor Evil:''' Scott, you just don't get it, do ya?

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'''Doctor Evil:''' Scott, Scott... you just don't get it, do ya?
8th Sep '16 12:22:08 AM HelloLamppost
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* WesternAnimation/Bravestarr was once forced into a deal with his enemy Tex Hex. Bravestarr went along with it because he knew Tex was such a compulsive backstabber that there was virtually no chance he'd keep his end of the deal, which would free Bravestarr from having to stand by it, either. Sure enough, Tex broke his word.

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* WesternAnimation/Bravestarr WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}} was once forced into a deal with his enemy Tex Hex. Hex. Bravestarr went along with it because he knew Tex was such a compulsive backstabber that there was virtually no chance he'd keep his end of the deal, which would free Bravestarr from having to stand by it, either. either. Sure enough, Tex broke his word.
8th Sep '16 12:21:23 AM HelloLamppost
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* WesternAnimation/Bravestarr was once forced into a deal with his enemy Tex Hex. Bravestarr went along with it because he knew Tex was such a compulsive backstabber that there was virtually no chance he'd keep his end of the deal, which would free Bravestarr from having to stand by it, either. Sure enough, Tex broke his word.
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