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6th Jun '17 1:24:22 AM Medinoc
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': A significant portion of the Thousand-Year Blood War arc could have been avoided had had Yamamoto heeded Mayuri's warnings about a possible Quincy invasion and taken measures to prepare. Mayuri even calls him out on it when Yamamoto tries to invoke CassandraDidIt:

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': A significant portion of the Thousand-Year Blood War arc could have been avoided had had Yamamoto heeded Mayuri's warnings about a possible Quincy invasion and taken measures to prepare. Mayuri even calls him out on it when Yamamoto tries to invoke CassandraDidIt:



'''Mayuri''': "That is not true. I foresaw and suggested this situation the moment Uryuu Ishida, the Quincy, infiltrated the Soul Society as a Ryouka. It was you who disregarded that as being absurd. Isn't the principle cause of this situation you, Captain-General?"

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'''Mayuri''': "That is not true. I foresaw and suggested this situation the moment Uryuu Ishida, the Quincy, infiltrated the Soul Society as a Ryouka. It was you who disregarded that as being absurd. Isn't the principle principal cause of this situation you, Captain-General?"
5th Jun '17 6:40:13 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': A significant portion of the Thousand-Year Blood War arc could have been avoided had had Yamamoto heeded Mayuri's warnings about a possible Quincy invasion and taken measures to prepare. Mayuri even calls him out on it when Yamamoto tries to invoke CassandraDidIt:
-->'''Yamamoto''': "If your Research and Development Department had reported and managed it more promptly, this situation may have been avoidable."\\
'''Mayuri''': "That is not true. I foresaw and suggested this situation the moment Uryuu Ishida, the Quincy, infiltrated the Soul Society as a Ryouka. It was you who disregarded that as being absurd. Isn't the principle cause of this situation you, Captain-General?"
24th May '17 7:53:31 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HarryHarrison's novel ''Invasion: Earth'' describes Earth's FirstContact with two alien races. One of them, pale-white HumanAliens, claim they arrive in peace to protect Earth against their enemies, who are bent on conquering the planet and taking its resources. They set up powerful weapons in Antarctica but require large quantities of radioactive materials to power them, which the grateful Earth governments supply them. When the US and USSR start to suspect their new "friends" may not be telling the truth (like when two major cities get wiped out with {{Neutron Bomb}}s), they send a mission to the Moon, where the main characters communicate with the other aliens ([[Franchise/StarWars Wookie]]-like beasts), who claim the first aliens are the evil ones. The end result is that the Earth governments are supplying the humanoid aliens with resources to maintain the ruse of cooperation while also supplying resources to their enemies for help in liberating Earth. It turns out that [[spoiler:both alien races are working together to trick humans out of their resources, which they need to power their ships. After kicking out the aliens, one of the main characters wonders why the aliens didn't simply ask for help while offering their technology in return. She also condemns the military for striking back at the aliens instead of offering help, which would carry more weight if they weren't responsible for millions dying in the most horrific way]].
18th May '17 8:07:00 AM sgamer82
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* In chapter 13 of ''Manga/WeNeverLearn'', Uruka realizes too late that not only did she forget to wear a bra to school, but did so on the day a sports tournament was being held; meaning a lot of physical activity. Only on the last panel of a chapter full of awkwardness does Uruka, a star swimmer, realize she could have just worn her swimsuit as a substitute.

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* In chapter 13 of ''Manga/WeNeverLearn'', Uruka realizes too late that not only did she forget to wear a bra to school, but she did so on the day a sports tournament was being held; meaning a lot of physical activity. held. Only on the last panel of a chapter full of awkwardness awkward physical activity does Uruka, a star swimmer, realize she could have just worn her swimsuit as a substitute.
18th May '17 8:05:50 AM sgamer82
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* In chapter 13 of ''Manga/WeNeverLearn'', Uruka realizes too late that not only did she forget to wear a bra to school, but did so on the day a sports tournament was being held; meaning a lot of physical activity. Only on the last panel of a chapter full of awkwardness does Uruka, a star swimmer, realize she could have just worn her swimsuit as a substitute.
16th May '17 11:10:03 AM ClatoLawa
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'''Nino''': Hate to say it, but that definitely tracks. As dumb as this whole plan is, it probably would have shook out the same way if had you just told him back in February.

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'''Nino''': Hate to say it, but that definitely tracks. As dumb as this whole plan is, it probably would have shook out the same way if had you just told him back in February.\\
16th May '17 11:08:37 AM ClatoLawa
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''Satisfaction Brought It Back'' has a subplot involving Marinette being extorted by Adrien's former boss Marcel Dubois who wants him to come back to work. She keeps this from Adrien for months despite the damage to her business, not wanting him to sacrifice himself by returning to a job he hated and doesn't need. When Adrien does find out, he and Alya immediately start planning to get Dubois fired, and when Marinette raises her previous concern with Chloe and Nino, they tell her how badly she misjudged Adrien:
-->'''Chloe''': Marcel might have been able to pull Adrien back in if he had made it look like the company was floundering without him or fed him another line where it put the burden of the company back on his shoulders. In fact, he could have ''still'' triggered the Agreste Self-Sacrifice Switch if he ''hadnít'' jumped the gun and threatened you first. The minute that happened, not only would Adrien have not gone back, but he would have probably kickstarted this whole plan to put Monsieur Dubois out on his fat wrinkly ass all the sooner.\\
'''Marinette''': Seriously?\\
'''Nathaniel''': Marcel crossed a line. After he did that, his fate was sealed.\\
'''Nino''': Hate to say it, but that definitely tracks. As dumb as this whole plan is, it probably would have shook out the same way if had you just told him back in February.
'''Marinette''': Well, ''gee whiz'', that makes me feel ''super''! Why didnít you tell me this earlier?! (''{{Beat}}'') OhÖ yeah, I would have had to tell you first, right?
4th May '17 10:19:25 AM Jeduthun
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* The events of ''Theatre/KingLear'' are set in motion by a completely avoidable decision by Lear to disown Cordelia and give the kingdom to Regan and Goneril simply on account of his vanity. As early as scene 4 he realizes that this was a terrible mistake.
-->'''Lear:''' Beat at this gate, that let thy folly in,\\
[''Striking his head'']\\
And thy dear judgment out!
4th May '17 6:03:14 AM Jeduthun
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It may serve as AnAesop if doing the moral/ethical thing from the start would've improved everything. If the drama happened because a character or more behaved in an uncharacteristically dumb or aggressive way, then the IdiotBall or the ConflictBall were used, respectively.

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It may serve as AnAesop if doing the moral/ethical thing from the start would've improved everything. If the drama happened because a character or more behaved in an uncharacteristically dumb or aggressive way, then the IdiotBall or the ConflictBall were used, respectively.
respectively. If ''everybody'' involved was being stupid, you may have an IdiotPlot or PlotInducedStupidity.
26th Apr '17 11:10:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In "Swarm of the Century", after spotting the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter parasprites]] for the first time, Pinkie Pie starts scrambling around town for random musical instruments, without telling anyone else why. The rest of the town has been preoccupied with preparing for Celestia's visit, so they chalk it up to [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie being Pinkie]]. Had Twilight or one of the others stopped Pinkie to ask her about the instruments, they could've avoided the town getting [[ExplosiveBreeder overrun by the parasprites]]. Twilight acknowledges as much at the end of the episode, once Pinkie's [[MagicMusic led the parasprites out of town]]. However, as Pinkie could have explained why the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter parasprites]] were a looming threat and that that was why she was gathering so many seemingly random musical things, this works both ways.

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** In "Swarm of the Century", after spotting the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter parasprites]] for the first time, Pinkie Pie starts scrambling around town for random musical instruments, without telling anyone else why. The rest of the town has been preoccupied with preparing for Celestia's visit, so they chalk it up to [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie being Pinkie]]. Had Twilight or one of the others stopped Pinkie to ask her about the instruments, they could've avoided the town getting [[ExplosiveBreeder overrun by the parasprites]]. Twilight acknowledges as much at the end of the episode, once Pinkie's [[MagicMusic led the parasprites out of town]]. However, as Pinkie could have explained why the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter parasprites]] were a looming threat and that that was why she was gathering so many seemingly random musical things, this works both ways.
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