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24th Apr '16 3:08:06 PM HighCrate
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* In the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', Lot's daughters [[ButLiquorIsQuicker get him drunk]] [[ParentalIncest and]] [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale then rape him]]. They do this so that they can become pregnant, because they (erroneously) believed themselves to be the only people alive AfterTheEnd of their DoomedHometown (which was their whole world up until that point), they felt [[MandatoryMotherhood compelled to have children]] for future security, and their fiances had been killed [[TooDumbToLive because]] [[CassandraTruth they didn't believe Lot]] when he told them that God was planning to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. They used alcohol to ply their father, because although they viewed sex with him as NecessarilyEvil, they knew there was no way he'd go for it sober. (Some also think it was also motivated by a desire for retribution for offering them to be raped by the men of their town.)
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23rd Apr '16 8:15:17 PM MsChibi
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* In the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', Lot's daughters [[ButLiquorIsQuicker get him drunk]] [[ParentalIncest and]] [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale then rape him]]. They do this so that they can become pregnant, because they (erroneously) believed themselves to be the only people alive AfterTheEnd of their DoomedHometown (which was their whole world up until that point), they felt compelled to have children for future security, and their fiances had been killed [[TooDumbToLive because]] [[CassandraTruth they didn't believe Lot]] when he told them that God was planning to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. They used alcohol to ply their father, because although they viewed sex with him as NecessarilyEvil, they knew there was no way he'd go for it sober. (Some also think it was also motivated by a desire for retribution for offering them to be raped by the men of their town.)

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* In the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', Lot's daughters [[ButLiquorIsQuicker get him drunk]] [[ParentalIncest and]] [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale then rape him]]. They do this so that they can become pregnant, because they (erroneously) believed themselves to be the only people alive AfterTheEnd of their DoomedHometown (which was their whole world up until that point), they felt [[MandatoryMotherhood compelled to have children children]] for future security, and their fiances had been killed [[TooDumbToLive because]] [[CassandraTruth they didn't believe Lot]] when he told them that God was planning to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. They used alcohol to ply their father, because although they viewed sex with him as NecessarilyEvil, they knew there was no way he'd go for it sober. (Some also think it was also motivated by a desire for retribution for offering them to be raped by the men of their town.)
23rd Apr '16 8:13:29 PM MsChibi
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[[folder: Mythology and Religion]]
* In the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', Lot's daughters [[ButLiquorIsQuicker get him drunk]] [[ParentalIncest and]] [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale then rape him]]. They do this so that they can become pregnant, because they (erroneously) believed themselves to be the only people alive AfterTheEnd of their DoomedHometown (which was their whole world up until that point), they felt compelled to have children for future security, and their fiances had been killed [[TooDumbToLive because]] [[CassandraTruth they didn't believe Lot]] when he told them that God was planning to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. They used alcohol to ply their father, because although they viewed sex with him as NecessarilyEvil, they knew there was no way he'd go for it sober. (Some also think it was also motivated by a desire for retribution for offering them to be raped by the men of their town.)
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22nd Apr '16 8:27:09 PM merotoker
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But this time, the person has an attack of RealLife common sense. No need to waste your breath asking WhyDontYouJustShootHim -- [[JustShootHim they do]]!

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But this time, the person has an attack of RealLife common sense. No need to waste your breath asking WhyDontYouJustShootHim -- [[JustShootHim [[CombatPragmatist they do]]!



* One ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' strip involves the title character [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=494 attempting a plea-bargain]] with a Dangerously Genre Savvy EvilOverlord over the fact that she had conquered them "without rumors, signs and portents or escaped prisoners" as forewarning for them to find and stop her beforehand.

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* One ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' strip involves the title character [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=494 attempting a plea-bargain]] with a Dangerously Genre Savvy EvilOverlord over the fact that she had conquered them "without rumors, signs and portents or escaped prisoners" as forewarning for them to find and stop her beforehand.



** [[AiIsACrapshoot Crazy AI Two]] is this in spades: before revealing himself for the first time he manipulates TheHero in shutting down One (AKA the only entity on Earth able to stop him). In his third appearance he manipulates his way into gaining control of the Evronian invasion force, but is prevident enough to build himself an escape starship in case his attack failed. His last appearance shows that he programmed his auditory sensors to not hear his creator's vocal password, something that would delete him.

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** [[AiIsACrapshoot Crazy AI Two]] is this in spades: before revealing himself for the first time he manipulates TheHero in shutting down One (AKA the only entity on Earth able to stop him). In his third appearance he manipulates his way into gaining control of the Evronian invasion force, but is prevident provident enough to build himself an escape starship in case his attack failed. His last appearance shows that he programmed his auditory sensors to not hear his creator's vocal password, something that would delete him.



** The Evronians: they have a formidable military, but if there's a ''minimal'' chance that a target may resist they will first infiltrate and sabotage the defences from the inside (Xerba would have never fallen had one of their infiltrators not managed to get the government to both sign a trading agreement and ''temporarily shut down the orbital defences''); they need to invade other planets because they're EmotionEaters and [[PoweredByAForsakenChild even parts of their technology are fueled by emotional energy]], so they keep around breeding stocks of their victims ''and'' are at the constant search of a sufficiently powerful and enduring energy source to power their technology; when Two infiltrated their invasion force the local commander ''noticed him immediately'' but decided to let him do his trick knowing that he would help him dealing with Paperinik, limiting himself to create a program to erase him and ''sabotage Two's escape ship''; and they pick a fight with [[PhysicalGoddess Xadhoom]] (opposite to desperately trying to kill her whenever she finds them) only when they've come up with a possible way to stop her - and use her as the energy source mentioned above.
* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} managed this in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman The Return of Bruce Wayne]]. Batman has been hurled back to prehistoric times, and has amnesia to boot. Nevertheless, the readers all know Bruce will still make it home somehow, because he's Batman. As it turns out, that inevitability is exactly what Darkseid was counting on - he'd turned Batman into a bomb, so that when he made it back to his own time, all existence would be destroyed.

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** The Evronians: they have a formidable military, but if there's a ''minimal'' chance that a target may resist they will first infiltrate and sabotage the defences from the inside (Xerba would have never fallen had one of their infiltrators not managed to get the government to both sign a trading agreement and ''temporarily shut down the orbital defences''); they need to invade other planets because they're EmotionEaters {{Emotion Eater}}s and [[PoweredByAForsakenChild even parts of their technology are fueled by emotional energy]], so they keep around breeding stocks of their victims ''and'' are at the constant search of a sufficiently powerful and enduring energy source to power their technology; when Two infiltrated their invasion force the local commander ''noticed him immediately'' but decided to let him do his trick knowing that he would help him dealing with Paperinik, limiting himself to create a program to erase him and ''sabotage Two's escape ship''; and they pick a fight with [[PhysicalGoddess Xadhoom]] (opposite to desperately trying to kill her whenever she finds them) only when they've come up with a possible way to stop her - and use her as the energy source mentioned above.
* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} managed this in [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman The Return of Bruce Wayne]].Wayne]]''. Batman has been hurled back to prehistoric times, and has amnesia to boot. Nevertheless, the readers all know Bruce will still make it home somehow, because he's Batman. As it turns out, that inevitability is exactly what Darkseid was counting on - he'd turned Batman into a bomb, so that when he made it back to his own time, all existence would be destroyed.



** The copycat above ''thought'' he was this, as he expected Diabolik to track him down and had prepared an apparently unexcapable trap for him. When Diabolik came the copycat trapped him, gloated he had won and was about to call the police on him before taking over the name of Diabolik for good... And ''then'' Diabolik replied he had forgot about Eva Kant, who was behind him.

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** The copycat above ''thought'' he was this, as he expected Diabolik to track him down and had prepared an apparently unexcapable inescapable trap for him. When Diabolik came the copycat trapped him, gloated he had won and was about to call the police on him before taking over the name of Diabolik for good... And ''then'' Diabolik replied he had forgot about Eva Kant, who was behind him.



-->Especially Wolfie, who is essentially omnipotent due to the fact that he uses his laptop to edit the story he's a charater in.

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-->Especially Wolfie, who is essentially omnipotent due to the fact that he uses his laptop to edit the story he's a charater character in.



* ''Film/PacificRim'': After several years of being curbstomed by [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] over and over, the {{Kaiju}} adapt to their tactics enough to cripple the Jaeger Program and whittle down the available pilots and mechas.

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* ''Film/PacificRim'': After several years of being curbstomed curbstomped by [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] over and over, the {{Kaiju}} adapt to their tactics enough to cripple the Jaeger Program and whittle down the available pilots and mechas.



* Megan, the little girl kidnapped in the AlexCross movie ''Along Came a Spider'' is immediately suspicious when only one person ([[spoiler: the DirtyCop Flanningan]]) has come to 'rescue' her, asking "where's the other guy?", and is not at all moved by the fact that the person trying to persuade her to come out is [[spoiler: {{female|sAreMoreInnocent}}]]. She buys herself precious time by being suspicious and running away.

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* Megan, the little girl kidnapped in the AlexCross Film/AlexCross movie ''Along Came a Spider'' is immediately suspicious when only one person ([[spoiler: the DirtyCop Flanningan]]) has come to 'rescue' her, asking "where's the other guy?", and is not at all moved by the fact that the person trying to persuade her to come out is [[spoiler: {{female|sAreMoreInnocent}}]]. She buys herself precious time by being suspicious and running away.



** In ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', Prince Sprocket caught onto the pattern that when a monster grows, it ends up being destroyed by the Rangers and their Zords, so he uses it as a UriahGambit to get rid of Gasket and Archarina. However, despite losing the battle, the two somehow survived in an example of SparedByAdaptation as their Franchise/SuperSentai counterparts were destroyed after growing.

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** In ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', Prince Sprocket caught onto the pattern that when a monster grows, it ends up being destroyed by the Rangers and their Zords, so he uses it as a UriahGambit to get rid of Gasket and Archarina. However, despite losing the battle, the two somehow survived in an example of SparedByAdaptation SparedByTheAdaptation as their Franchise/SuperSentai counterparts were destroyed after growing.



* {{Lampshaded}} in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48r4IQTB3NE this]] Creator/TheWeatherChannel commercial, when Jim Cantore, notable for showing up where big storms are going to happen, [[BusmansHoliday goes to the beach for a vacation]], ''everyone'' starts running for the hills, with one shopper filling his cart with bread and making a run for it and a dog barking at him as if saying "please, go away".

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* {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48r4IQTB3NE this]] Creator/TheWeatherChannel commercial, commercial for Creator/TheWeatherChannel, when Jim Cantore, notable for showing up where big storms are going to happen, [[BusmansHoliday goes to the beach for a vacation]], ''everyone'' starts running for the hills, with one shopper filling his cart with bread and making a run for it and a dog barking at him as if saying "please, go away".



** And then you have Wrestling/JohnMorrison doing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v6A2x01yu4 this]].

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** And then you have Wrestling/JohnMorrison doing [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v6A2x01yu4 com/watch?v=CpdKkaw0XpY this]].



* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' has 80s action movie star Frans Rayner, who invented all ninja movie tropes since they were based on his true story. However, he doesn't quite get it until [[spoiler:he comes back in the ''Army of One'' story, and invokes the ConservationOfNinjutsu by cloning the Doctor for a one-on-one-hundred fight.]]
** Doc realized what Frans was doing, and [[spoiler:switched sides, thus dividing the ninjutsu between them ''again.'']]

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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' has 80s action movie star Frans Rayner, who invented all ninja movie tropes since they were based on his true story. However, he doesn't quite get it until [[spoiler:he comes back in the ''Army of One'' story, and invokes the ConservationOfNinjutsu by cloning the Doctor for a one-on-one-hundred fight.]]
fight]].
** Doc realized what Frans was doing, and [[spoiler:switched sides, thus dividing the ninjutsu between them ''again.'']]''again'']].



---> '''Tarvek:''' You know, perhaps we should have discussed this.

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---> --> '''Tarvek:''' You know, perhaps we should have discussed this.



** Colonel Glass provides a textbook example [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=521 here]], complete with a ''ShoutOut'' to this very site. The ''SlasherSmile'' is just the icing on the cake.

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** Colonel Glass provides a textbook example [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=521 here]], complete with a ''ShoutOut'' to this very site. The ''SlasherSmile'' SlasherSmile is just the icing on the cake.
13th Apr '16 8:07:18 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** While a lot of the bigger and more series enemies can qualify, such as Adam planning to use the Initiative's WrongGenreSavvy tactics against them to make an army of demon/human/cyborg creatures like him, [[BiggerBad The First]] takes the cake. Once it realises the order of the universe has been unbalanced by Willow it sets out to murder all the potential slayers, knowing that killing Buffy or Faith will just make another who might be even more of a pain in the ass. It makes a single swift move to kill the Council of Watchers before they can even make a move and hunts down any allies or survivors, with Giles and Wesley being the only known survivors. While Buffy and her friends are still unaware of its involvement it tries to talk Willow (arguably the strongest threat it faces) and Dawn into committing suicide by pretending to be their loved ones, both so that they are no longer a threat and to make Buffy unstable. Even once it's been found out it still continues to spread discord and fear by impersonating people that they don't know are dead. THEN it takes the already unstable Spike and turns him into a sleeper agent while using him to let out possibly the single most dangerous creature seen and siccing it on the vulnerable potentials first to make them nervous and liable to leave Buffy so they become easy targets. The only reason The First fails is because [[TheDragon Caleb]] spends so much time trying to get his hands on a weapon only a slayer can use, which is used against them.

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** While a lot of the bigger and more series enemies can qualify, such as Adam planning to use the Initiative's WrongGenreSavvy tactics against them to make an army of demon/human/cyborg creatures like him, [[BiggerBad The First]] First takes the cake. Once it realises the order of the universe has been unbalanced by Willow it sets out to murder all the potential slayers, knowing that killing Buffy or Faith will just make another who might be even more of a pain in the ass. It makes a single swift move to kill the Council of Watchers before they can even make a move and hunts down any allies or survivors, with Giles and Wesley being the only known survivors. While Buffy and her friends are still unaware of its involvement it tries to talk Willow (arguably the strongest threat it faces) and Dawn into committing suicide by pretending to be their loved ones, both so that they are no longer a threat and to make Buffy unstable. Even once it's been found out it still continues to spread discord and fear by impersonating people that they don't know are dead. THEN it takes the already unstable Spike and turns him into a sleeper agent while using him to let out possibly the single most dangerous creature seen and siccing it on the vulnerable potentials first to make them nervous and liable to leave Buffy so they become easy targets. The only reason The First fails is because [[TheDragon Caleb]] spends so much time trying to get his hands on a weapon only a slayer can use, which is used against them.
12th Apr '16 11:41:20 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Basilisx in [[WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ]] is aware that Mario will automatically collect any power-up that he touches, so he throws TWO Poison Mushrooms at Mario during the fight.

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* Basilisx in [[WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ]] ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' is aware that Mario will automatically collect any power-up that he touches, so he throws TWO Poison Mushrooms at Mario during the fight.
12th Apr '16 11:33:22 AM GoldenSandslash
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* Basilisx in [[WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ]] is aware that Mario will automatically collect any power-up that he touches, so he throws TWO Poison Mushrooms at Mario during the fight.
6th Apr '16 6:22:58 AM HighCrate
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* In ''[[Film/ANewHope Stars Wars: A New Hope]]'', when the Death Star is beset by Rebel fighters near Yavin, Darth Vader rightly suspects that they are a legitimate threat and responds accordingly by scrambling his personal fighter squadron to deal with them while Grand Moff Tarkin arrogantly dismisses the attack as harmless. As a result, Vader comes within a hairsbreadth of saving the station while Tarkin is killed for his stupidity.
** Earlier on, one of the admirals discussing the stolen Death tar plans warns that despite how unlikely it would be, the rebels could conceivably find an exploitable weakness in the death star. [[CassandraTruth He is, of course, ignored.]]
* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', while The New Order shares the Empire's love for giant space lasers, the Starkiller's [[AttackTheWeakPoint weak point]] is extremely well shielded. Also, the Grand Moff Tarkin expy evacuates the station when the situation becomes dangerous, avoiding his predecessor's mistake.
6th Apr '16 4:14:33 AM Eddy1215
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** Earlier on, one of the admirals discussing the stolen death star plans warns that despite how unlikely it would be, the rebels could conceivably find an exploitable weakness in the death star. [[CassandraTruth He is, of course, ignored.]]

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** Earlier on, one of the admirals discussing the stolen death star Death tar plans warns that despite how unlikely it would be, the rebels could conceivably find an exploitable weakness in the death star. [[CassandraTruth He is, of course, ignored.]]
6th Apr '16 2:00:26 AM CoGDork
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** Earlier on, one of the admirals discussing the stolen death star plans warns that despite how unlikely it would be, the rebels could conceivably find an exploitable weakness in the death star. [[CassandraTruth He is, of course, ignored.]]
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