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18th Feb '17 1:50:40 PM kome360
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** RE6 confounds things further: It turns out that [[spoiler:Resident Evil's secret government conspiracy is The Family, a collection of old-money families who have been secretly controlling the united states government and its corporations (including Umbrella) since colonial times]], so Saddler's bumbling is likely the result of constant panic and insanity from realizing he's trying to take over the secret rulers with a mere puppet. However, blatantly explaining his motives just makes things worse as said rulers send in their agents to screw him over further.
11th Feb '17 9:36:24 AM 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, only to accidentally push Rattfink's car to the finish line, making him the winner.

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** This was averted Averted in "The Great Continental Overland Cross-Country Race", however.Race". 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 only to run out of gas. Then Roland speeds up, having managed to drive through the entire course in only a few seconds, only to accidentally push Rattfink's car to the finish line, making him the winner.
15th Jan '17 10:04:02 AM snichols1973
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* Since the 2007 season, The Washington Nationals NL baseball team has had a mascot competition called the "President's Race", featuring likenesses of ''UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington'', ''UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson'', ''UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln'', and ''UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt'', with ''UsefulNotes/WilliamHowardTaft'' added in 2013. Teddy was winless for about the first six years, mostly because of resorting to such diverse. underhanded tactics as riding past his competitors in a golf cart, riding in a bicycle-powered rickshaw, hiding in the visiting dugout and popping up in the final stretch, zip-lining into the stadium, cutting the outfield corner, riding a motor scooter, hiring another mascot to hinder the others, and even having someone dressed up in a shark suit to tackle the other runners.
9th Nov '16 6:25:22 PM Shadoboy
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* Not a competition, but the same idea: in ''Film/TheMummy1999'', Beni - who spent the entire first movie as the BigBad's lackey - manages to escape the ruins with scores of bags laden with gold and a ride to safety. He is ''this'' close to being a KarmaHoudini... but he can't abate the urge to go back in for even more loot, and meets his end inside.

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* Not a competition, but the same idea: in ''Film/TheMummy1999'', Beni - who spent the entire first movie as the BigBad's lackey - manages to escape the ruins with scores of bags laden with gold and a ride to safety. He is ''this'' close to being a KarmaHoudini... but he can't abate the urge to go back in for even more loot, and meets his end inside. The heroes, on the other hand, leave using Beni's cammels, unaware that they are loaded with treasure (until the second film, where they have clearly put that money to good use).
7th Sep '16 9:28:46 PM Daedalis
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* A protagonist example appears in ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' driven by the hero's immaturity and pride. The lecturer surrenders the class to Kvothe believing that Kvothe will embarrass himself by his own ignorance. Highly intelligent and educated, Kvothe could easily lecture the class or even conduct a demonstration. Instead he uses magic to attack the lecturer and blames the victim for not stopping him.
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.
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