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26th Mar '17 1:17:03 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]]", Applejack, who has been shrunken by Poison Joke, catches Apple Bloom going off into the Everfree Forest in search of Zecora. She tags along by hiding in her mane which seems to work until she demands for her sister to turn around. Apple Bloom then leaves her on a branch and in response, Applejack threatens to [[DontTellMama tell Big McIntosh]] on her. Since she's only a few inches high, she then realizes it won't do any good.

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** In "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]]", Applejack, who has been shrunken by Poison Joke, catches Apple Bloom going off into the Everfree Forest in search of Zecora. She tags along by hiding in her mane which seems to work until she demands for her sister to turn around. Apple Bloom then leaves her on a branch and in response, Applejack threatens to [[DontTellMama tell Big McIntosh]] on her. Since she's only a few inches high, she then realizes it won't do any good. For that matter, it's hard to imagine what telling the most easy-going character in the franchise was supposed to accomplish anyway.
23rd Mar '17 9:25:54 PM TheSinful
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic, Common Sense, [[OneShotCharacter Seymour]] is smart enough to figure out that Jessie challenging Ash and co. to a battle was just a [[HoldTheLine diversion]] and sneaks ahead to save the [[MagicMeteor Moon Stone]] alone. Unfortunately, he wasn't smart enough to realize that he didn't have a plan to get it back without the help of a Trainer and [[RealityEnsues ends up getting tied up]].

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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic, Common Sense, ''Fanfic/CommonSense'', [[OneShotCharacter Seymour]] is smart enough to figure out that Jessie challenging Ash and co. to a battle was just a [[HoldTheLine diversion]] and sneaks ahead to save the [[MagicMeteor Moon Stone]] alone. Unfortunately, he wasn't smart enough to realize that he didn't have a plan to get it back without the help of a Trainer and [[RealityEnsues ends up getting tied up]].
18th Mar '17 5:38:38 AM axle-k89
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A more comedic, simple version of DidntSeeThatComing. See also AndThenWhat, when the flaw is not knowing what to do if the plan succeeds. (Also an issue for WhoWillBellTheCat.) If the person pointing this out is sufficiently annoyed, this can lead to WhatWereYouThinking. May also lead to a ThisIsGonnaSuck for the schemer when he realizes how screwed he really is. Compare

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A more comedic, simple version of DidntSeeThatComing. See also AndThenWhat, when the flaw is not knowing what to do if the plan succeeds. (Also an issue for WhoWillBellTheCat.) If the person pointing this out is sufficiently annoyed, this can lead to WhatWereYouThinking. May also lead to a ThisIsGonnaSuck or an OhCrap for the schemer when he realizes how screwed he really is. Compare
13th Mar '17 2:21:30 AM CaptainTedium
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Copperhead attempts to gain leverage for an escape by jumping onto Hawkgirl's back, positioning his poison fangs near her neck, and ordering her to fly him out. She flies up a few hundred feet and stops. When Copperhead demands to know why, she notes that his threat is no longer as effective, since if he bites her neck she'll fall to the ground and they'll ''both'' die. Copperhead decides not to reenact [[TheFarmerAndTheViper the scorpion and the frog]]. "Didn't think this through, did you?" After she touches down, Green Lantern congratulates her on the bluff; her reply is a deadpan "Who's bluffing?"
** In another episode, Downpour, a pastiche of one of the Wonder Twins, tries to kill Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} by [[ShootingSuperman hitting him with a torrent of water]]. Aquaman [[NoSell just stands there]] with a [[FascinatingEyebrow raised eyebrow]]: "'King of the Seas', remember?"

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
** "Tabula Rasa" had Lex Luthor attempt to defeat the Justice League using A.M.A.Z.O., an android built by Arthur Ivo that had the power to replicate the powers of anyone it scanned, by lying to the android that the Justice League were evil. When J'onn J'onzz is the only member of the Justice League whose powers haven't been copied, Luthor encourages A.M.A.Z.O. to replicate them. Unfortunately for Luthor, he forgot that J'onn J'onzz had telepathy, and A.M.A.Z.O. was able to use the telepathy to find out that Luthor was deceiving him.
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In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Only a Dream", Copperhead attempts to gain leverage for an escape by jumping onto Hawkgirl's back, positioning his poison fangs near her neck, and ordering her to fly him out. She flies up a few hundred feet and stops. When Copperhead demands to know why, she notes that his threat is no longer as effective, since if he bites her neck she'll fall to the ground and they'll ''both'' die. Copperhead decides not to reenact [[TheFarmerAndTheViper the scorpion and the frog]]. "Didn't think this through, did you?" After she touches down, Green Lantern congratulates her on the bluff; her reply is a deadpan "Who's bluffing?"
** In another episode, the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode "Ultimatum", Downpour, a pastiche of one of the Wonder Twins, tries to kill Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} by [[ShootingSuperman hitting him with a torrent of water]]. Aquaman [[NoSell just stands there]] with a [[FascinatingEyebrow raised eyebrow]]: "'King of the Seas', remember?"
7th Mar '17 8:00:49 PM ClownZephyr302
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic, Common Sense, [[OneShotCharacter Seymour]] is smart enough to figure out that Jessie challenging Ash and co. to a battle was just a [[HoldTheLine diversion]] and sneaks ahead to save the [[MagicMeteor Moon Stone]] alone. Unfortunately, he wasn't smart enough to realize that he didn't have a plan to get it back without the help of a Trainer and [[RealityEnsues ends up getting tied up]].
-->'''James:''' [[LampshadeHanging Seriously, how were you going to get from Point A: Getting back to this chamber, to Point B: Stopping us?]]
5th Mar '17 11:51:58 AM Valiona
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* In ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'', the king of Elkia holds a gambling tournament to determine his successor, since the world is one in which ''everything'' is decided by playing games. Unfortunately, Imanity cannot use or perceive magic (the reason why they're by far the weakest race and smallest nation), so anyone with an accomplice from another race could cheat their way to victory in the tournament and become a PuppetKing for the other nation, like Kurami had planned on doing. Upon thinking about this, Sora, the protagonist and an outsider, realizes that it's one more reason why the king deserves his reputation as an incompetent fool. Subverted later on, when Sora, learning that the king [[spoiler:bet land that was worthless to the Imanity against the Warbeasts so he could gather information on their game and pass it on to his successor after his death]], surmises that the previous king must have foreseen this, and did it so that someone who could overcome a magically-assisted opponent would succeed him.



** [[KidHero Gohan]] suddenly realized mid sentence that his decision to challenge [[TheBrute Recoome]] to a fight after Recoome had already wiped the floor with Vegeta, a much more powerful fighter, was a bad idea.

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** [[KidHero Gohan]] suddenly [[ExplainExplainOhCrap realized mid sentence sentence]] that his decision to challenge [[TheBrute Recoome]] to a fight after Recoome had already wiped the floor with Vegeta, a much more powerful fighter, was a bad idea.



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Given the GambitPileup nature of the story, this is a FatalFlaw for a depressing number of characters, leading to many a PyrrhicVictory and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard petards a-hoisting]]. Most (if not all) viewpoint characters display some form of WrongGenreSavvy, StupidGood, StupidEvil, LawfulStupid, ChaoticStupid, SelfishGood and/or SelfishEvil tendencies leading to various brands of NotQuiteTheRightThing for the circumstance (or [[DoWrongRight Not Quite The Right]] [[CardCarryingVillain Wrong]] [[PragmaticVillainy Thing]], depending on the character), all of which come back to bite them in the end. Funny how [[SwissMessenger that one little angle you hadn't stopped to think about]] suddenly has '''''very''''' big consequences [[UnfitForGreatness if you're a leader with insufficient reality checks on your power]] and [[XanatosSpeedChess you can't shift gears fast enough]]...

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Given the GambitPileup nature of the story, this is a FatalFlaw for a depressing number of characters, leading to many a PyrrhicVictory and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard petards a-hoisting]]. Most (if not all) viewpoint characters display some form of WrongGenreSavvy, StupidGood, StupidEvil, LawfulStupid, ChaoticStupid, SelfishGood and/or SelfishEvil tendencies leading to various brands of NotQuiteTheRightThing for the circumstance (or [[DoWrongRight Not Quite The Right]] [[CardCarryingVillain Wrong]] [[PragmaticVillainy Thing]], depending on the character), all of which come back to bite them in the end. Funny how [[SwissMessenger [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom that one little angle you hadn't stopped to think about]] suddenly has '''''very''''' big consequences [[UnfitForGreatness if you're a leader with insufficient reality checks on your power]] and [[XanatosSpeedChess you can't shift gears fast enough]]...
5th Mar '17 6:04:12 AM billybobfred
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** Krosp's creator was intending him to be the Emperor of All Cats, and to use this authority to create a cat spy network that could infiltrate anywhere. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040317 Turns out]], regular cats just aren't smart enough to be spies. [[spoiler:The {{uplifted|Animal}} {{bear|sAreBadNews}} army he also created to serve Krosp works out a lot better, making this a possible subversion, depending on whether that was the plan all along or just a ''very'' good recovery.]]
28th Feb '17 4:18:22 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Series/AllMyChildren'': When Michael Cambias is found dead after being acquitted for his rape of Bianca, Kendall, having been married to him, subsequently claims that she's pregnant with his child after marrying him (actually marrying Enchantment's chemist, Boyd Larraby, who masqueraded under Michael's identity to help make it seem like Kendall married Michael) before his death, as in order to protect Bianca, who really was carrying Michael's ChildByRape. Greenlee, due to being LockedOutOfTheLoop, believes that Kendall is just trying to steal the Cambias fortune and full control over Fusion Cosmetics, and when Kendall is put on trial for Michael's murder, she goes so far as to expose Kendall's FakePregnancy in open court by ripping her dress off in a fit of rage. Soon afterwards, she gets a serious WhatTheHellHero from Ryan and Jack, who inform her that due to her actions, she's ensured that Kendall is the prime suspect in Michael's murder and may very well go to prison or worse for it, something Greenlee never considered beforehand. Greenlee immediately suffers a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment.
25th Feb '17 2:26:23 AM flodoris
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* The entire plan Madara Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' crowded of this. [[spoiler:He apparently never thought about the fact that, drive crazy of the found under the rubble boy, calling him as his successor and teaching him ''everything'' that you know, telling him about ''all the details'' of his plan and later to commit suicide, herewith not giving this receiver ''virtually no motivation'' to resurrect him in the first place it is [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong not a good idea]]. Even the seal which he put on Obito's hearts although prevents him become Jinchuuriki of the Ten-Tails but does not guarantee the fact that his resurrected. And that's not even to mention the fact that he apparently also never thought that would happen if Obito ''learned about'' this the seal on his hearts or what may happen if Nagato ''dies before'' he will resurrect.]]

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* The entire plan Madara Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' crowded of this. [[spoiler:He apparently never thought about the fact that, drive crazy of the found under the rubble boy, calling him as his successor and teaching him ''everything'' that you know, know (herewith telling him about ''all the details'' of his plan plan) and later to commit suicide, herewith not giving this receiver his successor ''virtually no motivation'' to resurrect revive him in the first place it is [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong not a good idea]]. Even the seal which he put on Obito's hearts although prevents him become Jinchuuriki of the Ten-Tails but does not guarantee the fact that his resurrected. him will revived. And that's not even to mention the fact that he apparently also never thought that would happen if Obito ''learned about'' ''learned'' about this the seal on his hearts or what may happen if Nagato ''dies before'' he will resurrect.revive him.]]
24th Feb '17 6:08:51 AM flodoris
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* The entire plan Madara Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' crowded of this. [[spoiler:He apparently never thought about the fact that, drive crazy of the found under the rubble boy, calling him as his successor and teaching him ''everything'' that you know, telling him about ''all the details'' of his plan and later to commit suicide, herewith not giving this receiver ''virtually no motivation'' to resurrect him in the first place it is [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong not a good idea]]. Even the seal which he put on Obito's hearts although prevents him become Jinchuuriki of the Ten-Tails but does not guarantee the fact that his resurrected. And that's not even to mention the fact that he apparently also never thought that would happen if Obito ''learned about'' this the seal on his hearts or what may happen if Nagato ''dies before'' he will resurrect.]]
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