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21st May '16 11:39:03 AM azul120
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A common symptom of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and holding the IdiotBall. This is normally the commonly dramatic form of IdiotPlot.

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A common symptom of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and holding the IdiotBall. {{Idiot|Ball}} and/or ConflictBall. This is normally the commonly dramatic form of IdiotPlot.
IdiotPlot.



** In ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199'' the human characters at some point that the war could have been avoided had [[spoiler: one of ''their'' ships not [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill opened fire without provocation]] at first contact]], and the whole devastation of Earth could have been avoided by simply surrendering (in fact a number of Gamilas characters openly wonder ''why'' they don't just surrender).

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** In ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199'' the human characters at some point that the war could have been avoided had [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one of ''their'' ships not [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill opened fire without provocation]] at first contact]], and the whole devastation of Earth could have been avoided by simply surrendering (in fact a number of Gamilas characters openly wonder ''why'' they don't just surrender).
11th May '16 5:33:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-->'''Tara''': Whoops.

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-->'''Tara''': [[RememberedTooLate Whoops.]]
28th Apr '16 6:22:53 PM Grobi
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* If you're playing a Lightside Exile in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', then a great deal of the problems that crop up in your game (including at least one instance of an entire mining station being murdered) are a direct result of Gotto's attempts to capture you to get you to do things he could've just ''asked'' you to do, as you can point out when you meet.

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* If you're playing a Lightside Exile in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', then a great deal of the problems that crop up in your game (including at least one instance of an entire mining station being murdered) are a direct result of Gotto's Goto's attempts to capture you to get you to do things he could've just ''asked'' you to do, as you can point out when you meet.
27th Apr '16 1:54:56 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': Gemma lies and tells Jax that she witnessed the Chinese mafia murder Jax's wife Tara. This sends Jax on a [[UnstoppableRage murderous rage]] where [[RevengeBeforeReason he burns every bridge and breaks every connection]] the club has ever made in pursuit of revenge. This includes actions that result in the death of several revered club members and associates which will eventually lead to [[spoiler: Jax's suicide]]. The audience watches Jax's spiral in dread knowing eventually he will be confronted with the fact that [[spoiler: Gemma was the one who really killed Tara.]] It is particularly sad because prior to Tara's murder the club had finally pulled out of all of its illegal ventures and was possibly headed towards a happy (for now) ending. [[spoiler: Every action in season 7, including Jax, Bobby, and Unser's death, are because of Gemma's lie.]]
26th Apr '16 8:25:57 AM AndreaTx
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* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': Gemma lies and tells Jax that she witnessed the Chinese mafia murder Jax's wife Tara. This sends Jax on a [[UnstoppableRage murderous rage]] where [[RevengeBeforeReason he burns every bridge and breaks every connection]] the club has ever made in pursuit of revenge. This includes actions that result in the death of several revered club members and associates which will eventually lead to [[spoiler: Jax's suicide]]. The audience watches Jax's spiral in dread knowing eventually he will be confronted with the fact that [[spoiler: Gemma was the one who really killed Tara.]]

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* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': Gemma lies and tells Jax that she witnessed the Chinese mafia murder Jax's wife Tara. This sends Jax on a [[UnstoppableRage murderous rage]] where [[RevengeBeforeReason he burns every bridge and breaks every connection]] the club has ever made in pursuit of revenge. This includes actions that result in the death of several revered club members and associates which will eventually lead to [[spoiler: Jax's suicide]]. The audience watches Jax's spiral in dread knowing eventually he will be confronted with the fact that [[spoiler: Gemma was the one who really killed Tara.]] It is particularly sad because prior to Tara's murder the club had finally pulled out of all of its illegal ventures and was possibly headed towards a happy (for now) ending. [[spoiler: Every action in season 7, including Jax, Bobby, and Unser's death, are because of Gemma's lie.]]
26th Apr '16 8:21:55 AM AndreaTx
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* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': Gemma lies and tells Jax that she witnessed the Chinese mafia murder Jax's wife Tara. This sends Jax on a [[UnstoppableRage murderous rage]] where [[RevengeBeforeReason he burns every bridge and breaks every connection]] the club has ever made in pursuit of revenge. This includes actions that result in the death of several revered club members and associates which will eventually lead to [[spoiler: Jax's suicide]]. The audience watches Jax's spiral in dread knowing eventually he will be confronted with the fact that [[spoiler: Gemma was the one who really killed Tara.]]
24th Apr '16 10:18:14 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Seems to be frequent in a lot of ''Manga/FairyTail'' filler arcs
** Daphne arc: Gray decides to go the long route in showing Natsu in keeping his promises (in this case to a village that was cursed to be shadows by the title villain) rather then simply reminding him about it and causing all the trouble that followed by falsely aligning himself with the villain.
** Key of the Starry Sky arc: A militant church attacks Fairy Tail for a key piece that fell into Lucy's possession. Said key is later revealed to be part of a doomsday device and they were just trying to take it so they could safeguard it from evil hands. Course by the time they realize they could've just ''told'' Fairy Tail about it and avoided all the fighting and misunderstanding. [[spoiler: Another more malicious fraction swoops in and takes the key and the rest of the pieces needed for the device.]]
30th Mar '16 5:25:14 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' storyline "So A Date At The Mall", Tara the gryphon attacks Elliot because an Immortal has told her that he's responsible for her wife Andrea not returning, and she believes Immortals can't lie, since this is the case in her plane of reality where they're called Ancients. After this has been resolved and they find Andrea, she says she ''told'' Tara about the difference between Immortals and Ancients, and Tara remembers [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2174 a conversation she wasn't really listening to]].
-->'''Tara''': Whoops.
-->'''Elliot''': ''"Whoops"?!''
27th Mar '16 2:28:26 PM TrollBrutal
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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': Most, if not all of the Android/Cell Saga could have been prevented had the Z-Fighters simply tracked [[MadScientist Dr. Gero]] down and killed him before he made his move, especially since they were given ''three years'' warning.
26th Mar '16 10:58:17 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': Most, if not all of the Android/Cell Saga could have been prevented had the Z-Fighters simply tracked [[MadScientist Dr. Gero]] down and killed him before he made his move, especially since they were given ''three years'' warning.
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