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12th Sep '17 7:25:35 AM GrigorII
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* Magneto was killed by Xavier in the first act of ComicBook/UltimateXMen... or so it seemed. Actually, Xavier staged the whole thing, brainwashed Magneto and tried to rehabilitate him. Things got wreched when the Brotherhood discovered it and restored his mind. Everything that Magnet did since that point (from ''Ultimate War'' to ''Ultimatum'') could have been avoided if Xavier did kill Magneto when he had the chance, and he was frequently [[WhatTheHellHero called upon it]].
5th Sep '17 4:25:02 PM WanderingBrowser
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', dwarven cleric Durkon Thundershield was exiled from his homeland because of a prophecy that his next return would bring disaster to his people. Except that this prophecy was never told to Durkon himself, and this led to a buried resentment for his exile developing over the years. [[spoiler:When his adventuring career ends due to his being turned into a vampire, the evil spirit that takes over his body as part of that is fueled by this resentment, giving it an edge in controlling him.]] And by that point, he'd actually successfully petitioned for permission to return, which was granted because nobody outside of a small circle knew about the prophecy. That not ''telling'' the LawfulGood dwarf about the reason he was exiled was a bad idea is lampshaded mercilessly in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1096.html comic #1096]]:
-->'''Roy Greenhilt''': You've met Durkon! I'm pretty sure if you told him it would help innocent people, he'd break his leg trying to boot his own ass out the door!
31st Aug '17 3:28:39 PM Sammettik
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** The episode "Three Girls and a Monster" has a giant, {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le CaptainErsatz of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} show up and lay waste to Townsville. Blossom and Buttercup spend the entire episode trying to beat it individually to show whether Brains or Brawn is the best way. Finally Bubbles, annoyed at the other two, just flies up and asks the monster nicely if it could stop destroying the town and leave. It does.

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** The episode "Three Girls and a Monster" has a giant, {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le CaptainErsatz of Franchise/{{Godzilla}} show shows up and lay lays waste to Townsville. Blossom and Buttercup spend the entire episode trying to beat it individually to show whether Brains or Brawn is the best way. Finally Bubbles, annoyed at the other two, just flies up and asks the monster nicely if it could stop destroying the town and leave. It does.
29th Aug '17 12:28:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* If ''{{Series/Monk}}'' had [[spoiler:opened his wife's Christmas present earlier he'd have found the message she left him, saying exactly who'd have killed her and why. Sadly it isn't until ten years after her death that he finally does.]]
27th Aug '17 7:30:10 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11674317/19/When-Harry-met-Wednesday When Harry met Wednesday]]'', Rufus Scrimgeour is outraged that both Dumbledore and Slughorn knew Voldemort had created horcruxes and told no one about it, the former for a few years and the latter for ''decades''. According to him, the entire second war could have been avoided if either one had ever come forward with their information. Dumbledore's defense that no one listened when he said Voldemort wasn't dead yet is destroyed when Rufus insists they would have listened if he explained about horcruxes, as they're so vile that most have never even heard the term before.
27th Aug '17 7:07:12 AM PlasmaTalon
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* If ''{{Series/Monk}}'' had [[spoiler:opened his wife's Christmas present earlier he'd have found the message she left him, saying exactly who'd have killed her and why. Sadly it isn't until ten years after her death that he finally does.]]



** In the final case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials & Tribulations'', Godot admits to Phoenix Wright that [[spoiler:if he had warned Wright about the plot to kill Maya from the get-go they would have avoided all of the drama. In fact, all he had to do was hold onto the conspirator's letter, which he intercepted, but instead he let it fall into the hands of her UnwittingPawn so that the plot would go forward. He even admits that he cared more about proving himself to his dead lover, Wright's mentor and Maya's sister Mia, than he did about Maya herself--an accurate assessment given that he killed their mother when he saw her in the form of his dead enemy, and admits he might have done the same to Maya if it had been her. He basically set up the whole scheme as a way to make up for sleeping through Mia's death due to being in a coma]].

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** In the final case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials & Tribulations'', Godot admits to Phoenix Wright that [[spoiler:if he had warned Wright about the plot to kill Maya from the get-go get-go, they would have avoided all of the drama. In fact, all he had drama, to do was hold onto say nothing of the conspirator's letter, which he intercepted, but instead he let it fall into the hands death of her UnwittingPawn so that the plot would go forward. Maya's mother. He even admits that he cared more about proving himself to his dead lover, Wright's mentor and Maya's sister Mia, than he did about Maya herself--an accurate assessment given that he killed their mother when he saw her in the form of his dead enemy, and admits he might have done the same to Maya if it had been her. herself. He basically set up the whole scheme as a way to make up for sleeping through Mia's her death due to being in a coma]].
27th Aug '17 6:41:54 AM eowynjedi
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** In the final case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials & Tribulations'', Godot admits to Phoenix Wright that [[spoiler:if he had warned Wright about the plot to kill Maya from the get-go, they would have avoided all of the drama, to say nothing of the death of Maya's mother. He even admits that he cared more about proving himself to his dead lover, Wright's mentor and Maya's sister Mia, than he did about Maya herself. He basically set up the whole scheme as a way to make up for sleeping through her death due to being in a coma]].

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** In the final case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials & Tribulations'', Godot admits to Phoenix Wright that [[spoiler:if he had warned Wright about the plot to kill Maya from the get-go, get-go they would have avoided all of the drama, drama. In fact, all he had to say nothing of do was hold onto the death conspirator's letter, which he intercepted, but instead he let it fall into the hands of Maya's mother. her UnwittingPawn so that the plot would go forward. He even admits that he cared more about proving himself to his dead lover, Wright's mentor and Maya's sister Mia, than he did about Maya herself. herself--an accurate assessment given that he killed their mother when he saw her in the form of his dead enemy, and admits he might have done the same to Maya if it had been her. He basically set up the whole scheme as a way to make up for sleeping through her Mia's death due to being in a coma]].
23rd Aug '17 5:28:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra,'' the infamous LoveTriangle of the first two seasons could've been avoided at least ''twice'' over if [[NotGoodWithPeople Mako]] just be straight forward with his feelings and saved everyone, ''especially'' himself, a ton of grief. The first time was when Asami asks him to just admit his feelings for Korra and end his current relationship to be with her, only he [[TheDitherer dithers]] until the last minute to both break up with Asami and confess his feelings to Korra. The second time is after be previously/reluctantly broke up with Korra, [[OnTheRebound rebounded back to Asami,]] and confronted by an amnesiac Korra who doesn't remember the break-up where ''again,'' he lies to both not hurt her feelings (which he [[NiceJobBreakingItHero does anyway,]]) and because he regretted breaking up with her in the first place. Korra eventually regains her memory before he can last minute-confess again and they agree to break up for good, so he lost ''two'' girlfriends and made a ButtMonkey out of himself in sleeping at his desk for two weeks and getting mocked a couple times before he got over the awkwardness.
9th Aug '17 11:12:51 AM K2Misfit
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra,'' the infamous LoveTriangle of the first two seasons could've been avoided at least ''twice'' over if [[NotGoodWithPeople Mako]] just be straight forward with his feelings and saved everyone, ''especially'' himself, a ton of grief. The first time was when Asami asks him to just admit his feelings for Korra and end his current relationship to be with her, only he [[TheDitherer dithers]] until the last minute to both break up with Asami and confess his feelings to Korra. The second time is after be previously/reluctantly broke up with Korra, [[OnTheRebound rebounded back to Asami,]] and confronted by an amnesiac Korra who doesn't remember the break-up where ''again,'' he lies to both not hurt her feelings (which he [[NiceJobBreakingItHero does anyway,]]) and because he regretted breaking up with her in the first place. Korra eventually regains her memory before he can last minute-confess again and they agree to break up for good, so he lost ''two'' girlfriends and made a ButtMonkey out of himself in sleeping at his desk for two weeks and getting mocked a couple times before he got over the awkwardness.
4th Aug '17 1:18:04 PM ironballs16
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': It is frequently noted in Season 2 how much better the Lannisters' prospects would be if Joffrey hadn't had Ned Stark executed.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': It is frequently noted in Season 2 how much better the Lannisters' prospects would be if Joffrey [[StupidEvil Joffrey]] hadn't had Ned Stark executed.
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