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25th Jul '16 5:55:09 AM Medinoc
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* Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' doesn't automatically assume NoOneCouldSurviveThat when [[spoiler:Mr Incredible falls off the cliff into a waterfall. He throws down a grenade after him to make sure. And then sends down some weird scanning drone to scan for Mr. Incredible's hopefully dead body. The collection of superhero skeletons in the cave show that this has worked before]]. Doesn't work this time, but full marks for effort. If he was smarter, he would have then killed his secretary after practically letting her die. [[spoiler:And not worn a cape]], and realized [[spoiler:the problem with his plan to have his hyper-intelligent, self-aware, learning killer robot roll over in defeat for him]]. In short, Syndrome is very Dangerously Genre Savvy, but he's also [[SmugSnake arrogant]] and [[LargeHam overly theatrical]], and sometimes these two traits will overrule his common sense and make him do something purely for the spectacle and/or ego boost. This leads directly to his downfall.

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* Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' doesn't automatically assume NoOneCouldSurviveThat when [[spoiler:Mr Incredible falls off the cliff into a waterfall. He throws down a grenade after him to make sure. And then sends down some weird scanning drone to scan for Mr. Incredible's hopefully dead body. The collection of superhero skeletons in the cave show that this has worked before]]. Doesn't work this time, but full marks for effort. If he was were smarter, he would have then killed his secretary after practically letting her die. [[spoiler:And not worn a cape]], and realized [[spoiler:the problem with his plan to have his hyper-intelligent, self-aware, learning killer robot roll over in defeat for him]]. In short, Syndrome is very Dangerously Genre Savvy, but he's also [[SmugSnake arrogant]] and [[LargeHam overly theatrical]], and sometimes these two traits will overrule his common sense and make him do something purely for the spectacle and/or ego boost. This leads directly to his downfall.
22nd Jul '16 8:52:40 PM ThraggLootrippa
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* Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' doesn't automatically assume NoOneCouldSurviveThat when [[spoiler:Mr Incredible falls off the cliff into a waterfall. He throws a grenade after him to make sure. And then sends down some weird scanning drone]]. Doesn't work, but full marks for effort. If he was smarter, he would have then killed his secretary after practically letting her die. [[spoiler:And not worn a cape]], and realized [[spoiler:the problem with his plan to have his hyper-intelligent, self-aware, learning killer robot roll over in defeat for him]]. In short, Syndrome is very Dangerously Genre Savvy, but he's also [[SmugSnake arrogant]] and [[LargeHam overly theatrical]], and sometimes these two traits will overrule his common sense and make him do something purely for the spectacle and/or ego boost. This leads directly to his downfall.

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* Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' doesn't automatically assume NoOneCouldSurviveThat when [[spoiler:Mr Incredible falls off the cliff into a waterfall. He throws down a grenade after him to make sure. And then sends down some weird scanning drone]]. drone to scan for Mr. Incredible's hopefully dead body. The collection of superhero skeletons in the cave show that this has worked before]]. Doesn't work, work this time, but full marks for effort. If he was smarter, he would have then killed his secretary after practically letting her die. [[spoiler:And not worn a cape]], and realized [[spoiler:the problem with his plan to have his hyper-intelligent, self-aware, learning killer robot roll over in defeat for him]]. In short, Syndrome is very Dangerously Genre Savvy, but he's also [[SmugSnake arrogant]] and [[LargeHam overly theatrical]], and sometimes these two traits will overrule his common sense and make him do something purely for the spectacle and/or ego boost. This leads directly to his downfall.



* In ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', when Ratigan learns that Basil is on the case, he realizes that it is inevitable that the great detective will track him to his lair. So he sets a trap for him there. And, because he's such a MagnificentBastard, he also sets up a decoy trap in the bar that fronts his hideout so that Basil will easily avoid it and be lulled into a false sense of security. Too bad he then proceeds to blow it by [[ContractualGenreBlindness not just having his pet cat eat him]]. Bonus points for realizing that crushing Basil's self-esteem and sending him into a HeroicBSOD was the most effective tactic to try.

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* In ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', when Ratigan learns that Basil is on the case, he realizes that it is inevitable that the great detective will track him to his lair. So he sets a trap for him there. And, because he's such a MagnificentBastard, he also sets up a decoy trap in the bar that fronts his hideout so that Basil will easily avoid it and be lulled into a false sense of security. Too bad he then proceeds to blow it by [[ContractualGenreBlindness not just having his pet cat eat him]].him]], and then strapping Basil and Dawson into a death trap since he was running late in his evil plan's schedule. Bonus points for realizing that crushing Basil's self-esteem and sending him into a HeroicBSOD was the most effective tactic to try.
20th Jul '16 5:43:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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19th Jul '16 1:23:20 PM Eddy1215
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* In Danny Phantom: Trial Of Fire, after Undergrowth returns to Amity City, he realizes that in order to conquer it he will have to face Danny Phantom again, and he had already defeated him once using his ice powers. So, he attacks him using an army of evergreen trees that are naturally resistant to the cold.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/FacingTheFutureSeries Danny Phantom: Trial Of Fire, Fire]]'', after Undergrowth returns to Amity City, he realizes that in order to conquer it he will have to face Danny Phantom again, and he had already defeated him once using his ice powers. So, he attacks him using an army of evergreen trees that are naturally resistant to the cold.
19th Jul '16 9:26:01 AM Cakeman
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* In Danny Phantom: Trial Of Fire, after Undergrowth returns to Amity City, he realizes that in order to conquer it he will have to face Danny Phantom again, and he had already defeated him once using his ice powers. So, he attacks him using an army of evergreen trees that are naturally resistant to the cold.
17th Jul '16 10:16:07 AM nombretomado
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** Janus Valker is a ''professional'' HeroKiller, who divides superheroes between those who think he won't shoot and those who think they can [[BulletCatch stop his bullets with his hands]]. He has a formidable robot that can easily overpower and kill any superhero and programmed to attack them as soon as they start gaining the ''mentality'' for it, before they can become strong enough to defeat it. His ''other'' robot is programmed in such a way it will kill both the criminal he's hunting down ''and'' Rat-Man (making it look like an accident), and if incapacitated it will explode with enormous strength. The only reason Rat-Man survived long enough to [[spoiler:make Valker pull a HeelFaceTurn]] is a combination of dumb luck and his rare moments of genre savvyness (such as when he used the fact the memetic ChuckNorris [[ItMakesSenseInContext always shows up to bring him on missions whenever he opened a book]] to ''[[SummonBiggerFish sic him on the hero-killing robot]]'').

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** Janus Valker is a ''professional'' HeroKiller, who divides superheroes between those who think he won't shoot and those who think they can [[BulletCatch stop his bullets with his hands]]. He has a formidable robot that can easily overpower and kill any superhero and programmed to attack them as soon as they start gaining the ''mentality'' for it, before they can become strong enough to defeat it. His ''other'' robot is programmed in such a way it will kill both the criminal he's hunting down ''and'' Rat-Man (making it look like an accident), and if incapacitated it will explode with enormous strength. The only reason Rat-Man survived long enough to [[spoiler:make Valker pull a HeelFaceTurn]] is a combination of dumb luck and his rare moments of genre savvyness (such as when he used the fact the memetic ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris [[ItMakesSenseInContext always shows up to bring him on missions whenever he opened a book]] to ''[[SummonBiggerFish sic him on the hero-killing robot]]'').
16th Jul '16 6:25:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy/AnimeAndManga
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy/VideoGames
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy/WesternAnimation
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4th Jul '16 7:13:25 PM Discar
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* Nukus from ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'' is smart enough to trick the Beetleborgs into destroying all the monsters he brought back, allowing him to combine them into one, much more powerful monster, then manipulate them in a situation in which said monster destroys their HumongousMecha, and then pull off TheStarscream and succeed, becoming the second season's BigBad. While he's not more successful than his predecessor, he still shows his savviness; when the Beetleborgs becomes powerful enough to actually fight with him on equal footing, he gets himself a power-up, when they win a war over the control of an extremely powerful HumongousMecha, he goes to create its EvilCounterpart for himself. In the second season finale, he seems to realize he was so successful in the previous season partly because of him being an OutsideContextVillain (being the only monster not brought from Art Fortuns' comics, but a drawing of his evil brother Les) which he no longer is (as all baddies in the second season have been created by Les), so he starts experimenting with his powers and creates a borderline EldritchAbomination to fight the Beetleborgs.

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* Nukus from ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'' is smart enough to trick the Beetleborgs into destroying all the monsters he brought back, allowing him to combine them into one, much more powerful monster, then manipulate them in a situation in which said monster destroys their HumongousMecha, and then pull off TheStarscream and succeed, becoming the second season's BigBad. While he's not more successful than his predecessor, he still shows his savviness; when the Beetleborgs becomes powerful enough to actually fight with him on equal footing, he gets himself a power-up, when they win a war over the control of an extremely powerful HumongousMecha, he goes to create its EvilCounterpart for himself. In the second season finale, he seems to realize he was so successful in the previous season partly because of him being an OutsideContextVillain OutsideGenreFoe (being the only monster not brought from Art Fortuns' comics, but a drawing of his evil brother Les) which he no longer is (as all baddies in the second season have been created by Les), so he starts experimenting with his powers and creates a borderline EldritchAbomination to fight the Beetleborgs.
3rd Jul '16 5:10:40 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', BigBad Makuta cast the PhysicalGod Mata Nui into an unending sleep, allowing him to fill the resulting power vacuum (the reason he didn't just kill Mata Nui is because that would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt). Good enough for most kid-franchise villains, but Makuta ''knows'' that some heroes will come along and wake Mata Nui up BecauseDestinySaysSo. Rather than fight it, he [[EvilPlan plans for it to gain even]] ''more'' power. [[spoiler:It works. During a crucial part of the awakening, he's able to commit GrandTheftMe and, as the universe's new PhysicalGod, he sends Mata Nui's spirit into exile.]]

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', BigBad Makuta cast the PhysicalGod Mata Nui into an unending sleep, allowing him to fill the resulting power vacuum (the reason he didn't just kill Mata Nui is because that would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt). Good enough for most kid-franchise villains, but Makuta ''knows'' that some heroes will come along and wake Mata Nui up BecauseDestinySaysSo. Rather than fight it, he [[EvilPlan plans for it to gain even]] ''more'' power. [[spoiler:It works. During a crucial part of the awakening, he's able to commit GrandTheftMe and, as the universe's new PhysicalGod, he sends Mata Nui's spirit into exile.]]
3rd Jul '16 11:16:07 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' has Lady Tremaine. When she realized that Cinderella is the girl that the Prince has fallen in love with, she locked Cinderella up in the tower where no one could hear her cries and kept the key on hand. When that failed (thanks to Cinderella's mice friends), she tripped the footman carrying the glass slipper so Cinderella wouldn't have proof she was the right girl. That backfired when Cinderella reveals she carried the other half of the pair of slippers.



* ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''[='s=] Maleficent and her raven are made of this. The raven figures out that Aurora was hiding in a forest cottage after seeing the fairies' streams of magic, knowing that if the good fairies are there, so is Aurora. Maleficent has Aurora fall into her trap while the fairies are leaving her alone, then captures Prince Phillip and chains him because he's the only one to break the spell. Also the story implies fairies are powerless without their wands, so [[CrazyAwesome she turns to a dragon which nearly kills him]], something that doesn't even need a wand to begin with. If not for SupernaturalAid in effect, she would've won. If you look closely after the prince plunges that sword into her chest, you'll see her lunging at him with her jaws wide open, implying that she [[TakingYouWithMe was intending to kill him as she died]].



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
** [[AlphaBitch Sunset]] [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil Shimmer]] from the first film ''tries'' to be this, but only really manages to do so as part of the backstory (explained in detail in the [[AllThereInTheManual comics]]).
** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', [[EnthrallingSiren The Dazzlings]] are all over this. They are smart enough to go first after the human Luna and Celestia before they can stop their plan. Then, after the Rainbooms' failed attempt to stop the Dazzlings early in the film, Adagio figures out they have magic. She manages to manipulate them into arguing with each other after coaxing [[SmallNameBigEgo Trixie]] into trapping them so she and her cronies can feed on their magic, making it a NearVillainVictory.
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