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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.
1st Feb '15 9:50:45 AM Gregzilla
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-->-- '''Franchise/HarryPotter''', ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film version)]]''

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-->-- '''Franchise/HarryPotter''', ''[[Film/HarryPotter ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (film version)]]''
30th Dec '14 2:48:45 PM MrDeath
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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 for no reason 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 almost decides to detonate the nuke prematurely and then doesn't, the asteroid kills more people with geysers, but the transmitter on the nuke was deactivated, 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 for no reason 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 almost decides to detonate the nuke prematurely and then doesn't, the asteroid kills more people with geysers, geysers when they ''do'' reach the right depth, but the transmitter on the nuke was deactivated, is damaged, forcing BruceWillis to make a HeroicSacrifice.
22nd Nov '14 3:16:48 PM Menshevik
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* Helmuth von Moltke (or ascribed to him): "No plan survives the first contact with the enemy."
22nd Nov '14 2:42:17 PM LongLiveHumour
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* DwightDEisenhower once stated that, "In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable."

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* DwightDEisenhower UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower once stated that, "In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable."
7th Nov '14 6:13:06 AM MarsJenkar
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Compare with: PlethoraOfMistakes or UnspokenPlanGuarantee. For times when the plan deteriorates beyond recovery, see ASimplePlan.

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Compare with: PlethoraOfMistakes or UnspokenPlanGuarantee. For times when the plan deteriorates beyond recovery, see ASimplePlan.
ASimplePlan. For times when the initial plan has to be switched for a new one, see TimeForPlanB.
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