History Main / CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot

21st Sep '16 10:01:52 AM kquinn0830
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** The season 6 episode "The New Terrence and Phillip Trailer" deals with the boys trying to watch the premiere of the new trailer for the Terrence and Phillip sequel, but Cartman accidentally destroys Stan's TV, leading them to run all over town to try to watch it, only to be thwarted at every place. Throughout the episode, Butters tells them watching it at his house is an impossibility. When they finally ask why after they've exhausted every other option, he tells them it's because his parents aren't home and he doesn't have a babysitter. Furious that there was a TV with no distractions this entire time, they declare they will kill him after they watch the trailer since they have to rush to his house in order to see it.

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** The season 6 episode "The New Terrence and Phillip Trailer" deals with the boys trying to watch the premiere of the new trailer for the Terrence and Phillip sequel, but Cartman accidentally destroys Stan's TV, leading them to run all over town to try to watch it, only to be thwarted at every place.it. Throughout the episode, Butters tells them watching it at his house is an impossibility. When they finally ask why after they've exhausted every other option, he tells them it's because his parents aren't home and he doesn't have a babysitter. Furious that there was a TV with no distractions this entire time, they declare they will kill him after they watch the trailer since they have to rush to at his house in order to see it.house.
19th Sep '16 5:41:22 AM NitaBeeta
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* All of the mayhem that goes on in ''Film/FirstBlood'' wouldn't have gone on had a small-town sheriff allowed a homeless Vietnam War veteran to eat at a restaurant within town limits, instead of arresting him on trumped-up charges of "vagrancy" (i.e. being homeless) among others and letting his deputies rough him up. The veteran's former commander has to show up to lend his aid in getting him to surrender, and the first time they talk, the veteran explains himself in part:

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* All of the mayhem that goes on in ''Film/FirstBlood'' wouldn't have gone on had a small-town sheriff allowed a homeless Vietnam War veteran to eat at a restaurant within town limits, instead of arresting him on trumped-up charges of "vagrancy" (i.e. being homeless) among others and letting his deputies rough him up. The veteran's former commander has to show up to lend his aid in getting him to surrender, and the first time they talk, the veteran explains himself in part:
17th Sep '16 5:48:19 AM TrollBrutal
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* In WebVideo/MovieRehab Sag points out that if Craig would've just [[Film/BeingJohnMalkovich cemented the doors to John Malkovich's mind]], then the entire chaos that has beeb caused throughout the entire rest of the movie could've been easily avoided.
17th Sep '16 4:23:25 AM minikiss
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* In WebVideo/MovieRehab Sag points out that if Craig would've just [[Film/BeingJohnMalkovich cemented the doors to John Malkovich's mind]], then the entire chaos that has beeb caused throughout the entire rest of the movie could've been easily avoided.
16th Sep '16 1:05:31 PM TrendingToon1
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** In "The Ticket Master", after Twilight receives two tickets to the Grand Galloping Gala, all of her friends (and eventually everyone else in Ponyville) attempt to "convince" her to give them the extra ticket. Twilight eventually sends both tickets back to Princess Celestia, saying that if she can't bring all of her friends, then she doesn't want to go either. Celestia's reply is "Why didn't you say so in the first place?", after which she sends extra tickets for all of the mane cast (and Spike).

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** In "The Ticket Master", after Twilight receives two tickets to the Grand Galloping Gala, all of her friends (and eventually everyone else in Ponyville) attempt to "convince" her to give them the extra ticket. Twilight eventually sends both tickets back to Princess Celestia, saying that if she can't bring all of her friends, then she doesn't want to go either. Celestia's reply is "Why didn't you just say so in the first place?", after which she sends extra tickets for all of the mane cast (and Spike).
14th Aug '16 5:49:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''. After the epic battle on the Plains of Death, George points out to the Hunter that after he learned he could become a dragon, he could just have flown everyone away from the Plains and up to the Twisted Temple, thus avoiding the battle, which was never necessary to their quest.
* ''Fanfic/PartingWords''. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] [[RageAgainstTheMentor calls Celestia out]] on how easily most prior conflicts could have been solved if Celestia had simply explained what was going on.

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* ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''. ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'': After the epic battle on the Plains of Death, George points out to the Hunter that after he learned he could become a dragon, he could just have flown everyone away from the Plains and up to the Twisted Temple, thus avoiding the battle, which was never necessary to their quest.
* ''Fanfic/PartingWords''. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''Fanfic/PartingWords'': Twilight Sparkle]] Sparkle [[RageAgainstTheMentor calls Celestia out]] on how easily most prior conflicts could have been solved if Celestia had simply explained what was going on.
13th Aug '16 10:26:12 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Sarah comes across a worm who helps her into the titular Labyrinth. She almost turns left into a path, only for the worm to tell her to not go that way. Sarah turns around and goes right. When Sarah is out of earshot, the worm says:
---> "If she had kept going down that way, she'd have gone straight to that castle!"

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** Sarah comes across a worm who helps her into the titular Labyrinth. She almost turns left into a path, only for the worm to tell her to not go that way. Sarah turns around and goes right. When Sarah is out of earshot, the worm says:
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says: "If she had kept going down that way, she'd have gone straight to that castle!"castle!". The trope is subverted however; if she ''had'' gone straight to the castle she wouldn't have gathered her companions and could never have defeated the Goblin army guarding it.
24th Jul '16 7:30:54 AM KoopaKid17
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** The fifth season episode "Brotherhooves Social" has Apple Bloom devastated over not being able to participate with in the Sisterhooves Social. Big Macintosh overhears Granny Smith telling her that that it shouldn't matter who her partner is as long as they both represent the spirit of the social. He [[WholesomeCrossdresser dresses in drag and a wig]] and pretends to be Apple Bloom's cousin "Orchard Blossom" so he can participate with her. After Big Mac is disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct, the judges point out that his "Orchard Blossom" getup was pointless because there never was a rule barring stallions from the social.

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** The fifth season episode "Brotherhooves Social" has Apple Bloom devastated over not being able to participate with Applejack in the Sisterhooves Social. Big Macintosh overhears Granny Smith telling her that that it shouldn't matter who her partner is as long as they both represent the spirit of the social. He [[WholesomeCrossdresser dresses in drag and a wig]] and pretends to be Apple Bloom's cousin "Orchard Blossom" so he can participate with her. After Big Mac is disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct, the judges point out that his "Orchard Blossom" getup was pointless because there never was a rule barring stallions from the social.
22nd Jul '16 9:42:15 AM Discar
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': In chapter 64, Rod Reiss claims that [[spoiler:Wall Maria could have been saved seven years before if Eren's father didn't murder/devour the crown princess, who had the power to control the titans]]. In chapter 65, [[spoiler:Eren freaks out from the revelation that he and his father were indirectly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands, and begs Historia to eat him, obtain the power to control titans, and kill them off while there's still hope]].
** But then [[spoiler:Historia calls her father out on this by asking why her sister, or any of the previous holders of the power for that matter, never lifted a finger, which makes Rod admit that when someone in the royal family is holding the power, they also inherit the "king's ideology", which makes them not ''want'' to save humanity, since the original king wished for humans to be ruled by Titans. This makes Historia realize that even if she devoured Eren, she wouldn't want to save humanity anymore]].

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': In chapter 64, Rod Reiss claims that [[spoiler:Wall Maria could have been saved seven years before if Eren's father didn't murder/devour the crown princess, who had the power to control the titans]]. In chapter 65, [[spoiler:Eren freaks out from the revelation that he and his father were indirectly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands, and begs Historia to eat him, obtain the power to control titans, and kill them off while there's still hope]].
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hope]]. But then [[spoiler:Historia calls her father out on this by asking why her sister, or any of the previous holders of the power for that matter, never lifted a finger, which makes finger to stop the Titans. Rod admit admits that when someone in the royal family is holding the power, they also inherit the "king's ideology", which makes them not ''want'' to save humanity, since the original king wished for humans to be ruled by Titans. This makes Historia realize that even if she devoured Eren, she wouldn't want to save humanity anymore]].
19th Jul '16 9:25:26 AM KoopaKid17
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** The fifth season episode "Brotherhooves Social" has Apple Bloom devastated over not being able to participate with in the Sisterhooves Social. Big Macintosh overhears Granny Smith telling her that that it shouldn't matter who her partner is as long as they both represent the spirit of the social. He [[WholesomeCrossdresser dresses in drag and a wig]] and pretends to be Apple Bloom's cousin "Orchard Blossam" so he can participate with her. After Big Mac is disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct, the judges point out that his "Orchard Blossom" getup was pointless because there never was a rule about stallions wanting to participate in the social.

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** The fifth season episode "Brotherhooves Social" has Apple Bloom devastated over not being able to participate with in the Sisterhooves Social. Big Macintosh overhears Granny Smith telling her that that it shouldn't matter who her partner is as long as they both represent the spirit of the social. He [[WholesomeCrossdresser dresses in drag and a wig]] and pretends to be Apple Bloom's cousin "Orchard Blossam" Blossom" so he can participate with her. After Big Mac is disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct, the judges point out that his "Orchard Blossom" getup was pointless because there never was a rule about barring stallions wanting to participate in from the social.
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