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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'=].
30th Jan '18 7:22:33 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Justified in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'''s second act: facing an invading army from the neighboring continent, still convalescing from a recent war, the [[PlayerCharacter chief strategist]] of the Ylissian Halidom builds his whole strategy upon the reasoning that careful planning will merely delay the final defeat and decide to mobilize every force he can muster (including the fleet of the [[EnemyMine neighboring kingdom against which his country just fought two devastating wars]]) and head straight into the enemy's home turf with an army hopelessly outnumbered directly helmed [[FrontlineGeneral by himself]] and the [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Halidom's ruler]].

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* Justified in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'''s second act: facing an invading army from the neighboring continent, still convalescing from a recent war, the [[PlayerCharacter chief strategist]] of the Ylissian Ylissean Halidom builds his his/her whole strategy upon the reasoning that careful planning will merely delay the final defeat and decide to mobilize every force he he/she can muster (including the fleet of the [[EnemyMine neighboring kingdom against which his country just fought two devastating wars]]) and head straight into the enemy's home turf with an army hopelessly outnumbered directly helmed [[FrontlineGeneral by himself]] him/herself]] and the [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Halidom's ruler]].
30th Jan '18 7:20:28 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/PrivateActress'', Shiho Kobayakawa is such a good actress that she manages to pull off ''ridiculously'' great private acting gigs that no actresses her age would be able to do. i.e., once she's hired by a young woman whose sister was murdered as a little girl, with the plan of having Shiho ''playi the role of said dead sister's {{reincarnation}}'' to help the client's mentally unstable father [[OutlivingOnesOffSpring deal with the immense pain coming from such a loss]]... and not only it works perfectly, [[spoiler:but they manage '''to find and help apprehend the original girl's murderer'''.]]
29th Jan '18 9:20:54 PM nombretomado
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* Operation ''Chariot'' during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, also known as "The Greatest Raid Of All". The town of St. Nazaire in France had the only drydock capable of holding the massive Nazi battleship ''Tirpitz'' and thus the only port from which the battleship could attack Allied convoys supplying Britain with food. So, it was decided the drydock had to be destroyed. Unfortunately, a naval operation would be too dangerous and an air-raid too inaccurate. So, the British Commandos - the forerunners of [[TheModernDayRambo the SAS]] - decided on a new plan: they would embark 265 of their best men onboard a flotilla of Motor Launches, tiny wooden ships with practically no armor and minimal armament. They would be accompanied by the ancient HMS ''Campbeltown'', a WWI-era destroyer that began her career as the USS ''Buchanan'', which would be packed with large amounts of high explosive and disguised as a German destroyer. The destroyer would ram the dock gate and then explode, taking the drydock out of commission. Meanwhile, the Commandos would run around breaking things before embarking on the Motor Launches for the return to Britain. It was Crazy enough to half-work - the gate was rammed, the Commandos destroyed things... and then found that most of their tickets home had been sunk. Most of the survivors surrendered after being surrounded and running out of ammunition, with 5 escaping overland to Spain. The ''Campbeltown'', embedded in the dock gate, waited until the following day to explode, by which point it was crawling with enemy troops. The explosion totally wrecked the dock gate, and scattered bits of German so far and so high that human remains were still being found in ''1968''. The drydock was disabled for the rest of the war. The entire operation was so ballsy that the Germans sent messages to the British recommending that the raiding party be decorated for their gallantry and the British handed out medals based on those recommendations.

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* Operation ''Chariot'' during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, also known as "The Greatest Raid Of All". The town of St. Nazaire in France had the only drydock capable of holding the massive Nazi battleship ''Tirpitz'' and thus the only port from which the battleship could attack Allied convoys supplying Britain with food. So, it was decided the drydock had to be destroyed. Unfortunately, a naval operation would be too dangerous and an air-raid too inaccurate. So, the British Commandos - the forerunners of [[TheModernDayRambo [[UsefulNotes/TheModernDayRambo the SAS]] - decided on a new plan: they would embark 265 of their best men onboard a flotilla of Motor Launches, tiny wooden ships with practically no armor and minimal armament. They would be accompanied by the ancient HMS ''Campbeltown'', a WWI-era destroyer that began her career as the USS ''Buchanan'', which would be packed with large amounts of high explosive and disguised as a German destroyer. The destroyer would ram the dock gate and then explode, taking the drydock out of commission. Meanwhile, the Commandos would run around breaking things before embarking on the Motor Launches for the return to Britain. It was Crazy enough to half-work - the gate was rammed, the Commandos destroyed things... and then found that most of their tickets home had been sunk. Most of the survivors surrendered after being surrounded and running out of ammunition, with 5 escaping overland to Spain. The ''Campbeltown'', embedded in the dock gate, waited until the following day to explode, by which point it was crawling with enemy troops. The explosion totally wrecked the dock gate, and scattered bits of German so far and so high that human remains were still being found in ''1968''. The drydock was disabled for the rest of the war. The entire operation was so ballsy that the Germans sent messages to the British recommending that the raiding party be decorated for their gallantry and the British handed out medals based on those recommendations.
26th Dec '17 6:47:32 PM Grobi
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--->'''Nat''': We keep hittin' [[TheMafia Louie's]] places 'til we got him so pissed his ass goes nuclear. Then, when the dudes got Sean call us an' arrange a meet, we lead Louie's boys onto 'em an' start the mutha of all firefights. In the confusion we get Sean out an' slip away while [[LetsYouAndHimFight the S.A.S. an' the mob shoot the hell outta each other.]] We go home. That about it? [Well] You know how in movies when some dude says "in the confusion"-- Like, "[[Franchise/StarWars In the confusion we gonna rescue the princess, pop a cap in lord Vader an' do a bunch of stuff to mess up his scary-ass death star]]"-- you know why it always works out just like the dude says? [[ThisIsReality 'Cause it's a movie, Tommy.]] We got two sets of badasses trynna kill us. We bring 'em both together with us in the middle -- what's gonna be so confusin' about that?

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--->'''Nat''': -->'''Nat''': We keep hittin' [[TheMafia Louie's]] places 'til we got him so pissed his ass goes nuclear. Then, when the dudes got Sean call us an' arrange a meet, we lead Louie's boys onto 'em an' start the mutha of all firefights. In the confusion we get Sean out an' slip away while [[LetsYouAndHimFight the S.A.S. an' the mob shoot the hell outta each other.]] We go home. That about it? [Well] You know how in movies when some dude says "in the confusion"-- Like, "[[Franchise/StarWars In the confusion we gonna rescue the princess, pop a cap in lord Vader an' do a bunch of stuff to mess up his scary-ass death star]]"-- you know why it always works out just like the dude says? [[ThisIsReality 'Cause it's a movie, Tommy.]] We got two sets of badasses trynna kill us. We bring 'em both together with us in the middle -- what's gonna be so confusin' about that?



-->'''Astrid''': What are you going to do now?
-->'''Hiccup''': Something stupid.
-->'''Astrid''': Okay, but...you've already done that.
-->'''Hiccup''': Then something crazy.
-->'''Astrid''': That's more like it.

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-->'''Astrid''': --->'''Astrid''': What are you going to do now?
-->'''Hiccup''': --->'''Hiccup''': Something stupid.
-->'''Astrid''': --->'''Astrid''': Okay, but...you've already done that.
-->'''Hiccup''': --->'''Hiccup''': Then something crazy.
-->'''Astrid''': --->'''Astrid''': That's more like it.



--> "You don't have a better bad idea than this?"
--> "This is the best bad idea we have, sir... by far."

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--> ---> "You don't have a better bad idea than this?"
--> ---> "This is the best bad idea we have, sir... by far."



--> '''Chambers:''' If you're gonna do a 20 million dollar ''Franchise/StarWars'' ripoff, you need somebody who's a somebody to put their name on it. Somebody respectable. (''beat'') With credits. (''beat'') [[SerialEscalation Who you can trust with classified information.]] (''beat'') [[FromBadToWorse Who will produce a fake movie.]] (''beat'') [[OhCrap For free.]]

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--> ---> '''Chambers:''' If you're gonna do a 20 million dollar ''Franchise/StarWars'' ripoff, you need somebody who's a somebody to put their name on it. Somebody respectable. (''beat'') With credits. (''beat'') [[SerialEscalation Who you can trust with classified information.]] (''beat'') [[FromBadToWorse Who will produce a fake movie.]] (''beat'') [[OhCrap For free.]]



--> '''[=McCoy=]''': So you're saying you want to go backwards in time, find some of these whales, bring them forward in time, drop 'em off and hope to hell that they tell this probe what to go do with itself?!
-->'''Kirk''': That's the general idea.
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': But that's '''crazy'''!
-->'''Kirk''': You've got a better idea? Now's the time.

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--> ---> '''[=McCoy=]''': So you're saying you want to go backwards in time, find some of these whales, bring them forward in time, drop 'em off and hope to hell that they tell this probe what to go do with itself?!
-->'''Kirk''': --->'''Kirk''': That's the general idea.
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': --->'''[=McCoy=]''': But that's '''crazy'''!
-->'''Kirk''': --->'''Kirk''': You've got a better idea? Now's the time.



-->'''Lord Beckett:''' You're mad! \\

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-->'''Lord --->'''Lord Beckett:''' You're mad! \\



---> '''Jack Sparrow:''' And that was without even a single drop of rum!

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---> ----> '''Jack Sparrow:''' And that was without even a single drop of rum!



--->'''Lord Beckett:''' How soon before we can follow the ''Pearl''?\\

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--->'''Lord ---->'''Lord Beckett:''' How soon before we can follow the ''Pearl''?\\



-->'''Leia''' You're not actually going INTO [[TheAsteroidThicket an asteroid field]]?!
-->'''Han:''' They'd be crazy to follow us, wouldn't they?

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-->'''Leia''' --->'''Leia''' You're not actually going INTO [[TheAsteroidThicket an asteroid field]]?!
-->'''Han:''' --->'''Han:''' They'd be crazy to follow us, wouldn't they?



--> Ehren: "This plan is insane....''You'' are insane....*looks around* I'm going to need some pants.

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--> ---> Ehren: "This plan is insane....''You'' are insane....*looks around* I'm going to need some pants.



-->'''Thomas:''' I thought you were lying. Bluffing.\\

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-->'''Thomas:''' --->'''Thomas:''' I thought you were lying. Bluffing.\\



-->'''Karrin:''' You want me to drive into the lake.\\

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-->'''Karrin:''' --->'''Karrin:''' You want me to drive into the lake.\\



---> '''Denethor''': At this hour, to send it in the hands of a witless halfling into the land of the Enemy itself, as you have done, and this son of mine, [[LampshadeHanging that is madness]].

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---> --> '''Denethor''': At this hour, to send it in the hands of a witless halfling into the land of the Enemy itself, as you have done, and this son of mine, [[LampshadeHanging that is madness]].



-->'''Fifth Doctor:''' You'll blow up the TARDIS!
-->'''Tenth Doctor:''' Only way out.
-->'''Fifth Doctor:''' Who told you that?!

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-->'''Fifth --->'''Fifth Doctor:''' You'll blow up the TARDIS!
-->'''Tenth --->'''Tenth Doctor:''' Only way out.
-->'''Fifth --->'''Fifth Doctor:''' Who told you that?!



-->'''Pete/R2-D2''': Everything's already totally screwed. This is '''exactly''' the time when his ideas work best. Everyone, think like Jim!
-->([[BeatPanel Beat]])
-->'''Ben/Obi-Wan''': My brain just broke.
-->'''Pete/R2-D2''': That's the spirit!

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-->'''Pete/R2-D2''': --->'''Pete/R2-D2''': Everything's already totally screwed. This is '''exactly''' the time when his ideas work best. Everyone, think like Jim!
-->([[BeatPanel --->([[BeatPanel Beat]])
-->'''Ben/Obi-Wan''': --->'''Ben/Obi-Wan''': My brain just broke.
-->'''Pete/R2-D2''': --->'''Pete/R2-D2''': That's the spirit!



--> Taranee: (while looking at said lizard) Too bad we can't just sprinkle him with crickets so he'll think Mr. Scales did it.
--> Cornelia: That's crazy.
--> Will: Do it!

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--> ---> Taranee: (while looking at said lizard) Too bad we can't just sprinkle him with crickets so he'll think Mr. Scales did it.
--> ---> Cornelia: That's crazy.
--> ---> Will: Do it!
26th Dec '17 6:48:06 AM Bissek
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/TombRaider20'', Lara's plan to escape Yamatai involves [[spoiler:incinerating the corpse of the last Sun Queen so that her spirit can finally pass on and stop causing the bad weather that keeps trashing all ships that try to leave]]. She admits that it sounds crazy. Reyes agrees that the plan ''is'' crazy, but then concedes that they'd run out of sane plans, so they might as well give it a shot.

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/TombRaider20'', ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'', Lara's plan to escape Yamatai involves [[spoiler:incinerating the corpse of the last Sun Queen so that her spirit can finally pass on and stop causing the bad weather that keeps trashing all ships that try to leave]]. She admits that it sounds crazy. Reyes agrees that the plan ''is'' crazy, but then concedes that they'd run out of sane plans, so they might as well give it a shot.
26th Dec '17 6:47:55 AM Bissek
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* [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 Lara's plan to escape Yamatai]] involves [[spoiler:incinerating the corpse of the last Sun Queen so that her spirit can finally pass on and stop causing the bad weather that keeps trashing all ships that try to leave]]. She admits that it sounds crazy. Reyes agrees that the plan ''is'' crazy, but then concedes that they'd run out of sane plans, so they might as well give it a shot.

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* [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 At the end of ''VideoGame/TombRaider20'', Lara's plan to escape Yamatai]] Yamatai involves [[spoiler:incinerating the corpse of the last Sun Queen so that her spirit can finally pass on and stop causing the bad weather that keeps trashing all ships that try to leave]]. She admits that it sounds crazy. Reyes agrees that the plan ''is'' crazy, but then concedes that they'd run out of sane plans, so they might as well give it a shot.
26th Dec '17 6:47:04 AM Bissek
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* Lara's plan to escape Yamatai involves [[spoiler:incinerating the corpse of the last Sun Queen so that her spirit can finally pass on and stop causing the bad weather that keeps trashing all ships that try to leave]]. She admits that it sounds crazy. Reyes agrees that the plan ''is'' crazy, but then concedes that they'd run out of sane plans, so they might as well give it a shot.

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* [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 Lara's plan to escape Yamatai Yamatai]] involves [[spoiler:incinerating the corpse of the last Sun Queen so that her spirit can finally pass on and stop causing the bad weather that keeps trashing all ships that try to leave]]. She admits that it sounds crazy. Reyes agrees that the plan ''is'' crazy, but then concedes that they'd run out of sane plans, so they might as well give it a shot.
13th Dec '17 3:07:49 AM DarkPhoenix94
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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 genuinely gone round the bend, give him 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, bend,]] assume he has a plan, give him [[RealityWarper the Tesseract, Tesseract,]] and let him run wild.
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