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7th Dec '17 12:15:00 PM Psyclone
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** Later on, he tries to kill everyone by summoning a portal to the Dead Zone...i.e., the only way to contain an immortal like him. [[spoiler:When the plot is revealed to be a movie pitched by Krillin, the latter admits he had "written [himself] into a corner with the whole immortality thing"]].

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** Later on, after becoming immortal, he tries to kill everyone by summoning a portal to the Dead Zone...i.e., probably the only way to contain ''only method'' that could ''also'' defeat an immortal like him. [[spoiler:When the plot is revealed to be a movie pitched by Krillin, the latter admits he had "written [himself] into a corner with the whole immortality thing"]].
6th Dec '17 6:43:13 PM Rhodes7
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* This is practically Bookworm's trademark in ''Fanfic/ABetterClassOfCriminal''. The more he uses magic, the more unstable he becomes. But he keeps solving all his problems with magic, and using magic to solve the problems created that way.
5th Dec '17 11:23:02 AM MikeW
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* On ''Series/Timeless'' Rufus finally stands up and tells the Rittenhouse organization he won't be their spy. Rufus is confident of his stance, pointing out that he's the only one who can pilot the time ship and thus they need him. The next day, he's informed that his assistant is being trained to pilot the ship. Boss Mason lampshades this:

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* On ''Series/Timeless'' ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' Rufus finally stands up and tells the Rittenhouse organization he won't be their spy. Rufus is confident of his stance, pointing out that he's the only one who can pilot the time ship and thus they need him. The next day, he's informed that his assistant is being trained to pilot the ship. Boss Mason lampshades this:
5th Dec '17 11:21:52 AM MikeW
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* On ''Series/Timeless'' Rufus finally stands up and tells the Rittenhouse organization he won't be their spy. Rufus is confident of his stance, pointing out that he's the only one who can pilot the time ship and thus they need him. The next day, he's informed that his assistant is being trained to pilot the ship. Boss Mason lampshades this:
-->'''Mason''': What did you think was going to happen? You'd stand up on your hind legs, do your little speech and they'd just slink off into the darkness?
1st Dec '17 10:49:21 AM superkeijikun
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* A tragic example from near the end of ''Series/BreakingBad'': [[spoiler:after Hank dies, Walt becomes completely alienated from his family. After kidnapping Holly, Walt places a call to his house, knowing the police would be listening in on it, and plays himself up as a cruel druglord who terrorized Skyler into helping him in his meth-cooking business, rather than Skyler being a willing participant. While it works, however, Saul explains that with Walt in the wind, Skyler didn't have anything of value to give to the police, and as such, she was still very much on the hook for his crimes.]]
1st Dec '17 10:35:33 AM Nadim
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', this is the cause of the PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure between Rémy and Linguini in both sides. Linguini kicks Rémy out of the restaurant so he can focus on pleasing Ego, only to find out the next day that he is being bombareded by special orders for unique dishes that only Rémy knows how to make. Rémy, meanwhile, is upset that Linguini won't reveal him to the public, ignoring how [[spoiler: the entire kitchen and the health inspector]] would react to this.
27th Nov '17 3:50:22 PM Overfiend
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** During the famous "Death In The Family" storyine from 1988, the Jason Todd Robin is betrayed to the Joker by his own mother, who is caught up in one of the Joker's criminal schemes. The Joker proceeds to beat Robin nearly to death with a crowbar, only to have Todd's mother ask "What is Batman going to do when he discovers what you've done to his little friend?" Joker's reply is a sullen and subdued "Haven't thought of that....".
24th Nov '17 1:47:03 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': Mansley, singlemindedly obsessed with destroying the Giant, personally orders the ''Nautilus'' to launch a nuke at the Giant after the military realizes he tricked them, failing to realize at that moment that the missile was locked on to the Giant's current location; as the Giant is standing right in the middle of Rockwell at that very moment, the nuke will take out the entire town, including Mansley himself, when it hits. Fortunately, the Giant intercepts the nuke itself and saves the town, [[spoiler:at the cost of his life.]] [[spoiler: It turns out he's still alive and reassembling himself in Iceland.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'': Mansley, singlemindedly obsessed with destroying the Giant, personally orders the ''Nautilus'' to launch a nuke at the Giant after the military realizes he tricked them, failing to realize at that moment that the missile was locked on to the Giant's current location; as the Giant is standing right in the middle of Rockwell at that very moment, the nuke will take out the entire town, including Mansley himself, when it hits. Fortunately, the Giant intercepts the nuke itself and saves the town, [[spoiler:at the cost of his life.]] [[spoiler: It turns out he's still alive and reassembling himself in Iceland.]]



** In one skit in ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', Cinder demonstrates a DynamiteCandle for her "evil class" (consisting of Roman, Neo, Emerald, and Mercury). When Emerald points out that the trap is too obvious, Cinder misinterprets it as her henchwoman not understanding the concept and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard lights the dynamite right then and there.]] She has just enough time to realize what a bad move that was before the dynamite explodes.

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** In one skit in ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', Cinder demonstrates a DynamiteCandle for her "evil class" (consisting of Roman, Neo, Emerald, and Mercury). When Emerald points out that the trap is too obvious, Cinder misinterprets it as her henchwoman not understanding the concept and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard lights the dynamite right then and there.there to demonstrate.]] She has just enough time to realize what a bad move that was before the dynamite explodes.



-->'''Danny:''' I'm guessing [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble if you could reach into me and rip out]] my humanity [[{{Squick}} (which, by the way, sounds totally gross)]], you can get the medallion out, too. Then I'll pop back to my present like Tucker and Sam did.
-->'''Vlad:''' [[StatingTheSimpleSolution Or I could just destroy you now]] and [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong prevent this future]]. Didn't think of that, did you? ''[[spoiler:(Fortunately for Danny, he didn't go through with it.)]]''

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-->'''Danny:''' I'm guessing [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble if you could reach into me and rip out]] my humanity [[{{Squick}} (which, by the way, sounds totally gross)]], you can get the medallion out, too. Then I'll pop back to my present like Tucker and Sam did.
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did.\\
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[[StatingTheSimpleSolution Or I could just destroy you now]] and [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong prevent this future]]. Didn't think of that, did you? ''[[spoiler:(Fortunately for Danny, he didn't go through with it.)]]''



** The episode "Comic Stripper" has Dexter discover that Mandark has been beating him by patterning their mecha battles after the comic book ''Mister Misery''. Dexter attempts to beat Mandark at his own game by buying every copy of the comic's next issue. As Mandark points out to Dexter at the end of the episode, it didn't occur to him that Mandark wouldn't be able to buy the next issue of ''Mister Misery'' if it was sold out, so Mandark instead chose to copy the events of a different comic called ''Dangerous Duck''.

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** The episode "Comic Stripper" has Dexter discover that Mandark has been beating him by patterning their mecha battles after the comic book ''Mister Misery''. Dexter attempts to beat Mandark at his own game by buying every copy of the comic's next issue. As Mandark points out issue, only to Dexter at the end of the episode, it didn't occur to him that Mandark wouldn't be able to buy the next issue of ''Mister Misery'' if it was sold out, so caught off guard when Mandark instead chose to copy the events of a different comic called ''Dangerous Duck''.Duck''. It never occurred to Dexter that Mandark wouldn't be able to copy the next issue of ''Mister Misery'' if it was sold out; when Mandark [[LampshadeHanging points it out to him]], Dexter [[MetaphoricMetamorphosis promptly morphs into a donkey]].



** In "Timmy's Secret Wish!", Foop, having [[EvilLawyerJoke become a lawyer]], exposes the secret wish Timmy made to freeze the world in ComicBookTime so he would be able to keep Cosmo and Wanda forever, as part of his latest plan to get rid of Poof--since Poof only exists because of a wish Timmy made, he would be undone like all of Timmy's other wishes. Foop succeeds, but it's only afterwards that he remembers that, as Poof's EvilCounterpart, ''he'' would be undone as well.

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** In "Timmy's Secret Wish!", Foop, having [[EvilLawyerJoke become a lawyer]], exposes the secret wish Timmy made to freeze the world in ComicBookTime so he would be able to keep Cosmo and Wanda forever, as part of his latest plan to get rid of Poof--since Poof only exists because of a wish Timmy made, he would be undone [[RetGone undone]] like all of Timmy's other wishes. Foop succeeds, but it's only afterwards that he remembers that, as Poof's EvilCounterpart, ''he'' would be undone as well.


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** In the episode "Good Neighbors," Squidward, after putting up with [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's stupidity and antics for most of the episode when he just wants to enjoy his Sunday, installs a security system to keep them out for good, only for Sponge and Pat to [[SwissCheeseSecurity just walk in right after he installs it]] in an attempt to give him an apology cake; Squidward failed to consider that just because ''he'' considers [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick a threat doesn't mean the security system would as well.
23rd Nov '17 10:27:22 AM lillolillo
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* In the climax of ''Northwest Passage'', Montclave reveals critical information to Simon in the hopes of permanently turning him against his father, Charles Lord. [[spoiler:The information is that Simon's parentage is a LukeIMightBeYourFather situation, since Montglave raped Simon's mother at the time of conception. Unsurprisingly, Simon takes a rather dim view of this knowledge and promptly blows Montglave's brains out]].

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* In the climax of ''Northwest Passage'', Montclave Montglave reveals critical information to Simon in the hopes of permanently turning him against his father, Charles Lord. [[spoiler:The information is that Simon's parentage is a LukeIMightBeYourFather situation, since Montglave raped Simon's mother at the time of conception. Unsurprisingly, Simon takes a rather dim view of this knowledge and promptly blows Montglave's brains out]].
20th Nov '17 10:08:37 PM Chabal2
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* Two drunks are fishing when one drags up a GenieInABottle, who is ready to grant him one wish. He wishes that the ocean turn into beer, which is granted. As he looks ecstatically at his companion, he gets slapped upside the head and is told "You idiot, now we have to piss in the boat!"
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