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18th Nov '16 5:05:27 PM Phys101
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* Marty [=McFly=] concocts a [[ThePlan plan]] to get Lorraine to fall for George [=McFly=] in ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. Biff unexpectedly intervenes, shattering the plan for George to pretend to deck Marty and rescue Lorraine. Fortunately, George manages to deck Biff and rescue Lorraine for real. Ironically, Biff's intervention saves ThePlan from becoming ASimplePlan with [[HilarityEnsues its ensuing hilarity]]. In concocting the plan, Marty didn't quite get how his own conduct had seriously attracted Lorraine.
17th Oct '16 4:14:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** Cyrano plans on PlayingCyrano to Christian so he can win Roxane�s love

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** Cyrano plans on PlayingCyrano to Christian so he can win Roxane�s Roxane's love
17th Oct '16 4:14:17 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Oct '16 5:40:50 PM MerlinSyndrome
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* Just about everything in ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' goes wrong, but they somehow manage to destroy the asteroid anyway. Put briefly, the Russian Space Station explodes because of old, shoddy piping and wiring just after they refuel, one shuttle is destroyed by debris and crashes (but Creator/BenAffleck survives), the other crashes on an almost undrillable section of the asteroid, Creator/SteveBuscemi goes crazy with Space Dementia and starts shooting at everybody, the President decides to detonate the nuke prematurely and then doesn't, the asteroid kills more people with geysers when they ''do'' reach the right depth, but the transmitter on the nuke is damaged, forcing BruceWillis to make a HeroicSacrifice.

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* Just about everything in ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' goes wrong, but they somehow manage to destroy the asteroid anyway. Put briefly, the Russian Space Station explodes because of old, shoddy piping and wiring just after they refuel, one shuttle is destroyed by debris and crashes (but Creator/BenAffleck survives), the other crashes on an almost undrillable section of the asteroid, Creator/SteveBuscemi goes crazy with Space Dementia has a mental breakdown and starts shooting at everybody, the President decides to detonate the nuke prematurely and then doesn't, the asteroid kills more people with geysers when they ''do'' reach the right depth, but the transmitter on the nuke is damaged, forcing BruceWillis to make a HeroicSacrifice.
10th Sep '16 4:31:45 PM TheSinful
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* One ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' story has Naruto and Sasuke come up with a plan to get the bells from Kakashi but they don't incorporate (or inform) Sakura. When Sakura manages to get the bells herself and Kakashi congratulates them on their teamwork, Sasuke is quick to remind Naruto of the "Unspoken Rule of Shinobi Combat #6": Whatever happens, it's all according to plan.
25th Jul '16 3:56:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': Some of the plans in this farce work out... and given it is also a tragedy, some of them will [[GoneHorriblyRight Go Horribly Right]].

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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': Some of the plans in this farce work out... and given it is also a tragedy, some of them will [[GoneHorriblyRight Go Horribly Right]].
15th Dec '15 7:21:59 PM FordPrefect
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* The shows ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' and ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' are united in that ''every single plan'' in either goes like this, and the characters are [[LampshadeHanging quite aware of it]].

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* The shows ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' and ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' are united in that ''every single plan'' in either series goes like this, and the characters are [[LampshadeHanging quite aware of it]].
9th Nov '15 5:03:45 PM Totema
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Compare with: PlethoraOfMistakes or UnspokenPlanGuarantee. For times when the plan deteriorates beyond recovery, see ASimplePlan. For times when the initial plan has to be switched for a new one, see TimeForPlanB.

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Compare with: PlethoraOfMistakes or PlethoraOfMistakes, and contrast with UnspokenPlanGuarantee. For times when the plan deteriorates beyond recovery, see ASimplePlan. For times when the initial plan has to be switched for a new one, see TimeForPlanB.
23rd Aug '15 9:26:25 PM MechWarrior
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* [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne The assassination of Franz Ferdinand]]. To wit, all the assassins were supposed to throw grenades, fire pistols, then drink cyanide and drown themselves in the river. Instead, all but one of them froze up, and the one who acted missed with both bullets and grenades and wasn't even successful in killing ''himself''. (The cyanide had lost its potency and the river was too low to drown in--he was arrested immediately). Later that day, one of the guys who didn't shoot was walking out of a sandwich shop--probably feeling guilty about his massive failure--when the Archduke's driver got lost and wound up ''right in front of him''. This time, he didn't freeze.

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* [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI The assassination of Franz Ferdinand]]. To wit, all the assassins were supposed to throw grenades, fire pistols, then drink cyanide and drown themselves in the river. Instead, all but one of them froze up, and the one who acted missed with both bullets and grenades and wasn't even successful in killing ''himself''. (The cyanide had lost its potency and the river was too low to drown in--he was arrested immediately). Later that day, one of the guys who didn't shoot was walking out of a sandwich shop--probably feeling guilty about his massive failure--when the Archduke's driver got lost and wound up ''right in front of him''. This time, he didn't freeze.
18th Mar '15 3:07:00 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': [[spoiler:Subverted, and gloriously so. While there are some bumps along the way (Three quarters of the Basterds dying before the plan is even underway, for example), it's very satisfying seeing all three plans to kill Hitler succeed. Subverted in another way as well, since the main one was only in danger of failing because they got involved.]]
* In ''[[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Guardians of the Galaxy]]'', at one point, the [[AntiHero heroes]] are incarcerated in the Kyln, a high-security prison. Rocket has a plan to get them out, requiring (among other things), a power source nearby. He explains thoroughly that once the source was taken out, all hell would break loose, so they ''needed to get it last''. Cue Groot, who'd heard that they needed it and not much more, ripping the source out just as Rocket finishes explaining.

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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': [[spoiler:Subverted, and gloriously so. While there are some bumps along the way (Three (three quarters of the Basterds dying before the plan is even underway, for example), it's very satisfying seeing all three plans to kill Hitler succeed. Subverted in another way as well, since the main one was only in danger of failing because they got involved.]]
* In ''[[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Guardians of the Galaxy]]'', at one point, the [[AntiHero heroes]] are incarcerated in the Kyln, a high-security prison. Rocket has a plan to get them out, requiring (among other things), things) a power source nearby. He explains thoroughly that once the source was taken out, all hell would break loose, so they ''needed to get it last''. Cue Groot, who'd heard that they needed it and not much more, ripping the source out just as Rocket finishes explaining.
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