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3rd Jun '17 10:03:17 AM nombretomado
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* About half of Generator's plans in the WhateleyUniverse. Of particular note is her plan to defeat the killer simulation they were given at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. Three words: Radioactive Condor Girl. Not only was it crazy, but it worked so well the simulation staff banned the technique. Her Hello Kitty makeup compact that is also a flying attack weapon might count too, along with her stuffed cabbit. Which she weaponized.

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* About half of Generator's plans in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Of particular note is her plan to defeat the killer simulation they were given at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. Three words: Radioactive Condor Girl. Not only was it crazy, but it worked so well the simulation staff banned the technique. Her Hello Kitty makeup compact that is also a flying attack weapon might count too, along with her stuffed cabbit. Which she weaponized.
2nd May '17 3:26:15 PM Az_Tech341
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}} Mask of Arcadius'', Kayto Shields holds this opinion of the plan Ava proposes to finally take down the Pact flagship Legion. Since their target is too heavily armored and shielded to take down conventionally, the plan entails firing a point-blank shot from the Sunriderís [[WaveMotionGun Vanguard Cannon]] straight down the barrel of the Legionís own WaveMotionGun. This will start up a chain reaction within the Legionís power generator and destroy the ship from the inside out. The planís success depends on whether or not Kayto [[spoiler:lets Ava go down to a compromised section of the ship in order to manually fire the Vanguard Cannon after a direct hit from the Legionís laser batteries knocks out the bridge firing controls]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}} Mask of Arcadius'', Kayto Shields holds this opinion of the plan Ava proposes to finally take down the Pact flagship Legion. Since their target is too heavily armored and shielded to take down conventionally, the plan entails firing a point-blank shot from the Sunriderís [[WaveMotionGun Vanguard Cannon]] straight down the barrel of the Legionís own WaveMotionGun. This will start up a chain reaction within the Legionís power generator and destroy the ship from the inside out. The planís success depends on whether or not Kayto [[spoiler:lets Ava go down to a compromised section of the ship in order to manually fire the Vanguard Cannon manually after a direct hit from the Legionís laser batteries knocks out the bridge firing controls]].



1st May '17 7:22:04 PM SullenFrog
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}} Mask of Arcadius'', Kayto Shields holds this opinion of the plan Ava proposes to finally take down the Pact flagship Legion. Since their target is too heavily armored and shielded to take down conventionally, the plan entails firing a point-blank shot from the Sunriderís [[WaveMotionGun Vanguard Cannon]] straight down the barrel of the Legionís own WaveMotionGun. This will start up a chain reaction within the Legionís power generator and destroy the ship from the inside out. The planís success depends on whether or not Kayto [[spoiler:lets Ava go down to a compromised section of the ship in order to manually fire the Vanguard Cannon after a direct hit from the Legionís laser batteries knocks out the bridge firing controls]].
-->'''Kayto:''' So in other words, the only way to kill that thing is to fly right in front of its primary weapon and shove a Vanguard down its maw, huh. Absolutely insane. I approve of this plan.
18th Apr '17 3:31:42 PM Az_Tech341
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* ''Literature/TroyRising''
-->'''Tyler''': If it's crazy but it works...
-->'''Granadica''': 'It's not crazy.' You humans are the only sophonts in this galactic region to have that saying. Most people just go with 'that's crazy'.



* ''Literature/TroyRising''. As an underdog on the galactic scene, almost every single one of humanity's schemes ends up like this, by necessity. Using a solar-powered mining laser to drive off alien invaders? ''Inflating'' a nickel-iron asteroid into a battlestation 10km across? [[spoiler:Making that battlestation ''mobile'' with an ORION drive?]] Lampshaded in one conversation between a human and an alien-based AI:

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* ''Literature/TroyRising''. As an underdog on the galactic scene, almost every single one of humanity's schemes ends up like this, by necessity. Using a solar-powered mining laser to drive off alien invaders? ''Inflating'' a nickel-iron asteroid into a battlestation 10km across? [[spoiler:Making that battlestation ''mobile'' with an ORION drive?]] Lampshaded [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one conversation between a human and an alien-based AI:
18th Apr '17 6:29:07 AM thorgold
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* ''Literature/TroyRising''. As an underdog on the galactic scene, almost every single one of humanity's schemes ends up like this, by necessity. Using a solar-powered mining laser to drive off alien invaders? ''Inflating'' a nickel-iron asteroid into a battlestation 10km across? [[spoiler:Making that battlestation ''mobile'' with an ORION drive?]] Lampshaded in one conversation between a human and an alien-based AI:
-->'''Tyler Vernon:''' If it's crazy and it works...
-->'''Granadica:''' ...it's not crazy. You humans are ''only'' sophonts in this galactic region to have that saying. Most people just go with "that's crazy."
13th Apr '17 8:01:04 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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While [[TheHero heroes]] of every genre will come up with these, expect a lot of them from [[BadassUnintentional Badass Unintentionals]], since they lack the knowledge, strength, and sometimes even the courage to come up with a better idea.

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While [[TheHero heroes]] of every genre will come up with these, expect a lot of them from [[BadassUnintentional Badass Unintentionals]], since they [[AchievementsInIgnorance lack the knowledge, knowledge]], strength, and sometimes even the courage to come up with a better idea.
11th Apr '17 6:29:04 PM Az_Tech341
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** The ''Decima'' also raided ''Gibraltar'' successfully ''six times''. That is not the crazy part, as by then the tactics were tested. The crazy part went with the last three raids, as they came not from a submarine as usual but from ''a derelict merchant ship on the Spanish coast near Gibraltar that had been modified in a base''. That is not the craziest of their plans, the one to raid ''New York'' was, not being carried out only due a stroke of luck (the submarine chosen to carry the raiders was sunk before it could be adapted for the job, and that set the timetable back long enough that Italy switched sides).

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** The ''Decima'' also raided ''Gibraltar'' successfully ''six times''. That is not the crazy part, as by then the tactics were tested. The crazy part went with the last three raids, as they came not from a submarine as usual but from ''a derelict merchant ship on the Spanish coast near Gibraltar that had been modified in a base''. That is not the craziest of their plans, the one to raid ''New York'' was, not being carried out only due a stroke of luck (the submarine chosen to carry the raiders was sunk before it could be adapted for the job, and that set the timetable back long enough that Italy switched sides).
8th Apr '17 3:16:25 PM EDP
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** The ''Decima'' also raided ''Gibraltar'' successfully ''six times''. That is not the crazy part, as by then the tactics were tested. The crazy part went with the last three raids, as they came not from a submarine as usual but from ''a derelict merchant ship on the Spanish coast near Gibraltar that had been modified in a base''. That is not the craziest of their plans, the one to raid ''New York'' was, not being carried out only due a stroke of luck (the submarine chosen to carry the raiders was sunk before it could be adapted for the job, and that set the timetable back long enough that Italy switched sides).
3rd Apr '17 3:57:22 PM Az_Tech341
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** As the main character points out, these types of operations run on this type of trope. Getting people out of countries is not something to ever be taken likely as the stakes are so high that you have to be above reproach in your operation. The fact that he tore apart the problem with the initial plan (Biking through a very mountainous country during winter for 300 miles) the following conversation results:

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** As the main character points out, these types of operations run on this type of trope. Getting people out of countries is not something to ever be taken likely as the stakes are so high that you have to be above reproach in your operation. The fact that he tore apart the problem with the initial plan (Biking (biking through a very mountainous country during winter for 300 miles) results in the following conversation results:conversation:
3rd Apr '17 9:57:07 AM hszmv1
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** As the main character points out, these types of operations run on this type of trope. Getting people out of countries is not something to ever be taken likely as the stakes are so high that you have to be above reproach in your operation. The fact that he tore apart the problem with the initial plan (Biking through a very mountainous country during winter for 300 miles) the following conversation results:
--> "You don't have a better bad idea than this?"
--> "This is the best bad idea we have, sir... by far."
** It's not much better from the Hollywood side either as the first crazy thing in the very long list of crazy needed to pull this off is discussed:
--> '''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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