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6th Aug '16 7:56:20 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has this trope as its motivation for ''eighty percent of the game''. At the end of Chapter 2-1, Leon has rescued Ashley and signaled for the rescue chopper, when Saddler appears and starts {{monologuing}} about his big plan, which is already complete - inject Ashley with Las Plagas and have her under Saddler's control when she gets home. He then notes that Leon can't stop him, since he was injected as well while unconscious. But then, despite the fact that Saddler literally has to ''do nothing to win'', his toadies show up and shoot flaming crossbow darts at them. Then they shoot down the chopper as well and proceed to try and kill Leon and Ashley for the rest of the game. Why? Because, as Saddler states just after rattling off his entire plan, he wants to squeeze the US for some ransom money before sending her back. Had he simply not given in to ''simple greed,'' he would have won.

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has this trope as its motivation for ''eighty percent of the game''. At the end of Chapter 2-1, Leon has rescued Ashley and signaled for the rescue chopper, when Saddler appears and starts {{monologuing}} about his big plan, which is already complete - inject Ashley with Las Plagas and have her under Saddler's control when she gets home. He then notes that Leon can't stop him, since he was injected as well while unconscious. But then, despite the fact that Saddler literally has to ''do nothing to win'', his toadies show up and shoot flaming crossbow darts at them. Then they shoot down the chopper as well and proceed to try and kill Leon and Ashley for the rest of the game. Why? Because, as Saddler states just after rattling off his entire plan, he wants to squeeze the US for some ransom money before sending her back. Had he simply not given in to ''simple greed,'' he would have won. The worst part? If he'd had the sense to stick to his plan, he would've gained access to the ''entire United States Treasury!''
29th Jul '16 10:44:25 AM Mitis
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* This ended up being the undoing of the Korilla BBQ team on season two of Food Network's ''Series/TheGreatFoodTruckRace''. Fearing elimination they added $2700 of their own money to their cash box to make it look like they sold more than they actually did. They ended up getting caught and disqualified. Ironically enough the team actually made enough money legitimately to earn third place that week and wouldn't have been eliminated had they not resorted to cheating.

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* This ended up being the undoing of the Korilla BBQ team on season two of Food Network's ''Series/TheGreatFoodTruckRace''. Fearing elimination They were consistently powerful in the first four weeks, but in week 5, after a Speed Bump forced them to go vegetarian and they put out a performance that made them fear elimination. As such, they added $2700 of their own money to their cash box to make it look like they sold more than they actually did. They ended up getting But without the necessary receipts, they were caught and disqualified. Ironically enough the The real clincher? The team actually made enough money legitimately to earn third place that week week, and wouldn't have been eliminated had they not resorted to cheating.
18th Jul '16 10:33:21 PM MisterBeeg
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** This was averted in "The Great Continental Overland Cross-Country Race", however. Rattfink doesn't cheat at all throughout the race, but he didn't have to, because Roland's race car wouldn't even start at the start line. By the time Roland finally finished fixing his car, Rattfink is just about to make it to the finish line, but he runs out of gas. Then Roland speeds up, having managed to drive through the entire course in only a few seconds, then...accidentally pushes Rattfink's car to the finish line, making him the winner.

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** This was averted in "The Great Continental Overland Cross-Country Race", however. Rattfink doesn't cheat at all throughout the race, but he didn't have to, because Roland's race car wouldn't even start at the start line. By the time Roland finally finished fixing his car, Rattfink is just about to make it to the finish line, but he runs out of gas. Then Roland speeds up, having managed to drive through the entire course in only a few seconds, then...only to accidentally pushes push Rattfink's car to the finish line, making him the winner.
18th Jul '16 10:25:50 PM MisterBeeg
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* ''Roland and Rattfink'': Rattfink does this throughout "Flying Feet". He even nearly made the finish line, but his rocket boot malfunctioned just as he was about to cross it.
** This was averted in "The Great Continental Overland Cross-Country Race", however. Rattfink doesn't cheat at all throughout the race, but he didn't have to, because Roland's race car wouldn't even start at the start line. By the time Roland finally finished fixing his car, Rattfink is just about to make it to the finish line, but he runs out of gas. Then Roland speeds up, having managed to drive through the entire course in only a few seconds, then...accidentally pushes Rattfink's car to the finish line, making him the winner.
18th Jul '16 6:45:37 AM butterflygrrl
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* Forumula 1 once had this literally down to the letter when Michael Schumacher stopped to cheat in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWwNU79-tZA the qualifying session of the 2006 Monaco GP]]. After realizing that Fernando Alonso was on the verge of snatching pole position towards the end of qualifying, Schumacher parked his car at the final corner and stalled the engine in trying to reverse it back out, obstructing the track and bringing the session to a halt. The stewards were ''not'' amused and sent him off to the back of the grid.
10th Jun '16 9:15:24 PM trixus
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** Odgenville Elementary's band would've fairly won a Battle of the Bands competition had they not used glowsticks as visual aids are banned by the competition rules, causing their win to become vacated on appeal.
2nd Jun '16 5:16:22 AM erana
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** Same series, the Head of MEXT School Carriers Department: Have a team of highschoolers slated to go against adult profesionals? Not enough: have it be 8 vs 30. Have an 8 vs 30 battle? Not enough: have it be an ''anihilation'' battle and not a flag battle. Have it be an anhihilation battle? Not enough: substitude late-war Pershings for their usual Shermans. Have Pershings instead of Shermans? Not enough: use Pershings [[ShowDontTell whose speed]] [[ViewersAreGeniuses indicates]] are the post-war [=M26E2=] model (which is only possible through a LoopholeAbuse [[AllThereInTheManual that would usually not pass aproval]]. Have all the above? Not enough. Change the rules to allow a ''[[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill siege gun]]''.
29th May '16 9:12:24 PM Josef5678
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** After clinching pole on the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, the McLaren team forced Lewis Hamilton to stop on his in-lap because he hadn't enough fuel to get back to the pits AND produce the minimum 1-litre fuel sample to the FIA. Unfortunately the team said it was "force majeure" (act of God) rather than human error to the stewards. Didn't cut the mustard and he was slung out to the back of the grid as punishment. The same thing happened to Lewis in Canada 2010 which he got away with but since then the rules changed so mistakes like that don't happen again.

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** After clinching pole on the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, the McLaren [=McLaren=] team forced Lewis Hamilton to stop on his in-lap because he hadn't enough fuel to get back to the pits AND produce the minimum 1-litre fuel sample to the FIA. Unfortunately the team said it was "force majeure" (act of God) rather than human error to the stewards. Didn't cut the mustard and he was slung out to the back of the grid as punishment. The same thing happened to Lewis in Canada 2010 which he got away with but since then the rules changed so mistakes like that don't happen again.
25th May '16 8:45:33 AM SolidSonicTH
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* According to Mick Foley, this was apparently practically dogma back when he was working in the Memphis territory, according to a booker who told him "A heel has to cheat to get his heat".

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* According to Mick Foley, Wrestling/MickFoley, this was apparently practically dogma back when he was working in the Memphis territory, according to a booker who told him "A heel has to cheat to get his heat".
12th May '16 11:37:33 AM justanid
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* The ''WesternAnimation/DofusTheTreasuresOfKerubim'' episode that parodies ''Wacky Races'' has expies for Dastardly and Muttley, named Sanata and Dialobo, who of course do this trope and end up in 9th place.
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