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20th Jun '18 10:40:07 AM marcoasalazarm
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{{Lampshaded}} frequently enough that it's become a StockPhrase.

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{{Lampshaded}} frequently enough that it's become a StockPhrase.
StockPhrase (especially if one of the characters is GenreSavvy -- it's not uncommon for InUniverse media to have a love for this kind of thing).
20th Jun '18 10:30:15 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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{{Lampshaded}} frequently enough that it's become a StockPhrase of the GenreSavvy.

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{{Lampshaded}} frequently enough that it's become a StockPhrase of the GenreSavvy.
StockPhrase.



* The Inchon landings in the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar. The difference between high tide and low tide at Inchon was very nearly 30 feet in the late summer -- not really suitable for amphibious landings, since the ships launching landing craft would be likely to get stuck in the mud flats when the tide went out (and get stuck period six months later). So, the North Koreans weren't concerned with defending it. [[GenreSavvy That was exactly why MacArthur expected it to work.]] Using Japanese tidal charts, the UN forces were able to accurately predict high tide and when ships could move in to release landing craft, then pull out before they got stuck in the mud flats. The result led to the first major turning point in the war.

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* The Inchon landings in the UsefulNotes/KoreanWar. The difference between high tide and low tide at Inchon was very nearly 30 feet in the late summer -- not really suitable for amphibious landings, since the ships launching landing craft would be likely to get stuck in the mud flats when the tide went out (and get stuck period six months later). So, the North Koreans weren't concerned with defending it. [[GenreSavvy That was exactly why MacArthur expected it to work.]] work. Using Japanese tidal charts, the UN forces were able to accurately predict high tide and when ships could move in to release landing craft, then pull out before they got stuck in the mud flats. The result led to the first major turning point in the war.
12th Jun '18 7:22:20 PM nombretomado
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* Oddly enough, the flat-out [[AvertedTrope aversion]] and even ''[[DefiedTrope defiance]]'' of this Trope (be it because RealityEnsues or because the good ''and'' bad guys are ''that'' CrazyPrepared or good at XanatosSpeedChess) is a minor RunningGag on the ''Nanoha'' fanfic ''Fanfic/GameTheoryFanFic''.

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* Oddly enough, the flat-out [[AvertedTrope aversion]] and even ''[[DefiedTrope defiance]]'' of this Trope (be it because RealityEnsues or because the good ''and'' bad guys are ''that'' CrazyPrepared or good at XanatosSpeedChess) is a minor RunningGag on the ''Nanoha'' fanfic ''Fanfic/GameTheoryFanFic''.''Fanfic/{{Game Theory|LyricalNanoha}}''.
8th Jun '18 10:04:21 AM LovePsychothefirst
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** Save a hotel full of hostages from terrorists who are ''also'' Japanese resistance forces? [[spoiler: Waltz right past the princess's blockade to make diplomatic talks with the hostages, then have your men rescue them while you personally keep the commander distracted!]]

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** Save a hotel full of hostages from terrorists who are ''also'' Japanese resistance forces? [[spoiler: Waltz right past the princess's blockade to make diplomatic talks with the hostages, hostage takers, then have your men rescue them while you personally keep the commander distracted!]]
10th May '18 11:35:26 PM foxley
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* Every single episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', of course. Crazy Enough To Work is the driving principle behind MacGyvering.

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* Every single episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver1985'', of course. Crazy Enough To Work is the driving principle behind MacGyvering.
7th May '18 11:55:58 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'': The titular plan to have some motherfucking snakes run amok on a motherfucking plane and (hopefully) kill the federal witness within is lampshaded by TheHero Agent Flynn as something so insane that no security check would have been able to see coming. It's even pointed out that the AnimalAssassin horde doesn't needs to physically get to the witness in order for him (and all other passengers) to die -- they could just as easily damage the plane's sensitive avionics by slithering around rough-shod and make it crash (and this almost happens).
6th May '18 3:43:07 AM CountDorku
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* Writer Stetson Kennedy's plan to beat the KKK in 1946? Have Franchise/{{Superman}} do it. Kennedy infiltrated the Klan and sent details on their rituals to the producers of the Superman radio play, who then wrote in a thinly-veiled Klan stand-in for Superman to defeat. The impact on morale from seeing their children playing "Superman vs. the Klan" like it was Cops and Robbers, plus the loss in mystique from having their secret rites broadcast to the country and revealed to be fairly lame and pedestrian, left the Klan largely out of the picture for several years.
29th Apr '18 3:28:01 PM MasterFuzzy
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** In the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', Thor's entire plan for defusing the situation after Harry [[spoiler: briefly goes Dark Phoenix and]] is deemed a threat (for fairly logical reasons) by the Council Elite of Skyfathers/making them back off. Get Doctor Strange, who by this point seems to have [[DrivenToMadness genuinely gone round the bend,]] assume he has a plan, give him [[RealityWarper the Tesseract,]] and let him run wild.

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** In the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', Thor's entire plan for defusing the situation after Harry [[spoiler: briefly goes Dark Phoenix and]] is deemed a threat (for fairly logical reasons) by the Council Elite of Skyfathers/making them back off. Get Doctor Strange, who by this point seems to have [[DrivenToMadness genuinely gone round the bend,]] assume he has a plan, give him [[RealityWarper the Tesseract,]] and let him run wild. Which, of course, [[MagnificentBastard Strange]] has planned for you to do.
28th Mar '18 4:59:26 PM Kezajaws
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** This film also gets a meta-version. Think about it: it's a movie about a gang of superheroes even a number Marvel fans had never heard of beforehand. HonestTrailers lampshaded this and more: ''"We'll take that chubby guy from ParksAndRecreation and turn him into a ripped sexy action hero! You like Vin Diesel and his awesome voice? We'll have him repeat the same line over and over the whole movie!"'' Despite all that, GOTG not only received 92% on RottenTomatoes from 227 viewers, but became the highest grossing MCU movie of 2014, beating CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier.
21st Feb '18 7:12:19 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': This is Robo's reasoning for trying to pull off a GameBreakingBug in the game he and Balloon are playing in [='VRcade'=].
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