History Main / CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot

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.
15th Jul '16 6:58:21 AM Nintendoman01
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** Most of the Android/Cell Saga could have been avoided had the Z-Fighters simply tracked down Dr. Gero and stopped him before he activated the Androids, especially since they were given ''three years' warning'' by Future Trunks. Bulma [[StatingTheSimpleSolution suggested they do just that]], but the Z-Fighters unanimously shot her down.
** Similarly, the entire threat of Majin Buu could have been averted had the Fighters taken the threat seriously and not messed around fighting Babidi's henchmen, and had Vegeta not chosen then of all times to challenge Goku to their long-awaited rematch. Proven in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where Future Trunks comes back and explains that when Babidi and Dabura showed up in his timeline, he (with help and training from the Supreme Kai) took them both down before Buu was even close to being reawakened, leaving the entire thing resolved in a matter of minutes.

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** Most of the Android/Cell Saga could have been avoided had the Z-Fighters simply tracked down Dr. Gero and stopped him before he activated the Androids, especially since they were given Future Trunks warned them ''three years' warning'' by Future Trunks. years in advance''. Bulma [[StatingTheSimpleSolution even suggested they do just that]], but the Z-Fighters unanimously shot her down.
** Similarly, the entire threat of Majin Buu could have been averted had the Fighters taken the threat seriously and not messed around fighting Babidi's henchmen, and had Vegeta not chosen then of all times the ''worst'' possible time to challenge Goku to their long-awaited rematch. Proven in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where Future Trunks comes back and explains that when Babidi and Dabura showed up in his timeline, he (with help and training from the Supreme Kai) took them both down before Buu was even close to being reawakened, leaving the entire thing resolved in a matter of minutes.
11th Jul '16 7:48:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* PlayedForDrama in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. Jade Curtiss ''could'' have fully explained who he is and what he knew about Luke and Ion within minutes of meeting them but his uncaring nature ([[spoiler:and his [[MyGreatestFailure shame over having created the cloning process]] from which they were created]]) meant he just couldn't be bothered. This comes back to bite him ''hard'' throughout the story so many times that, eventually, he starts wondering whether the world would have been better off without him and, for once, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it doesn't seem like he's joking]].
8th Jul '16 4:44:25 AM SeraphimSwordmaster
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* PlayedForDrama in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. Jade Curtiss ''could'' have fully explained who he is and what he knew about Luke and Ion within minutes of meeting them but his uncaring nature ([[spoiler:and his [[MyGreatestFailure shame over having created the cloning process]] from which they were created]]) meant he just couldn't be bothered. This comes back to bite him ''hard'' throughout the story so many times that, eventually, he starts wondering whether the world would have been better off without him and, for once, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it doesn't seem like he's joking]].
29th Jun '16 10:10:19 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': Most of the Android/Cell Saga could have been avoided had the Z-Fighters simply tracked down Dr. Gero and stopped him before he activated the Androids, especially since they were given ''three years' warning'' by Future Trunks. Bulma [[StatingTheSimpleSolution suggested they do just that]], but the Z-Fighters unanimously shot her down.

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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': ''Manga/DragonBallZ'':
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Most of the Android/Cell Saga could have been avoided had the Z-Fighters simply tracked down Dr. Gero and stopped him before he activated the Androids, especially since they were given ''three years' warning'' by Future Trunks. Bulma [[StatingTheSimpleSolution suggested they do just that]], but the Z-Fighters unanimously shot her down.down.
** Similarly, the entire threat of Majin Buu could have been averted had the Fighters taken the threat seriously and not messed around fighting Babidi's henchmen, and had Vegeta not chosen then of all times to challenge Goku to their long-awaited rematch. Proven in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where Future Trunks comes back and explains that when Babidi and Dabura showed up in his timeline, he (with help and training from the Supreme Kai) took them both down before Buu was even close to being reawakened, leaving the entire thing resolved in a matter of minutes.
28th Jun '16 11:28:03 AM Pilomotor
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* ''Anime/BloodPlus'' has the Schiff, escaped bioweapons that really would like nothing more than to live normal, happy lives. Unfortunately, they have a very, very short life span. They decide that Saya's blood might help... and savagely attack her. They eventually ask politely, and Saya gives them some willingly. Too bad it was all set up as a LetsYouAndHimFight. It's actually somewhat justified; having been raised as living weapons, the Schiff have NoSocialSkills, and thus simply asking for something is an alien concept to them.

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* ''Anime/BloodPlus'' has the Schiff, escaped bioweapons that really would like nothing more than to live normal, happy lives. Unfortunately, they have a very, very short life span. They decide believe that drinking Saya's blood might will help... and savagely attack her. They eventually ask politely, and Saya gives them some of her blood willingly. Too bad her blood is actually poisonous to them, and it was all set up as a LetsYouAndHimFight. It's actually somewhat justified; having been raised as living weapons, the Schiff have NoSocialSkills, and thus simply asking nicely for something is an alien concept to them.
27th Jun '16 8:00:17 PM Gitman
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'''Black Mage:''' '''''YEARGHBLEBLE!'''''

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'''Black Mage:''' '''''YEARGHBLEBLE!''''''''''[[{{Angrish}} YEARGHBLEBLE]]!'''''
20th Jun '16 9:29:05 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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