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23rd May '18 12:31:27 PM ack1308
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* In the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Worm Worm]] fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10894754/1/Trump-Card Trump Card]]'', the Empire Eighty-Eight kidnap [[spoiler: Taylor Hebert]] to use as bait for the new cape [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hax]], who's given them some trouble. To ensure that Hax doesn't simply teleport away with their hostage, they surround her with their capes. [[spoiler: What they don't know is that Taylor not only ''is'' Hax, but her power is to copy the powers of nearby capes ...]]
20th May '18 3:54:03 AM Killerweinerdog
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** Ultimately, this is [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]] for the Andromeda Initiative overall. While they had the foresight to plot out potential habitable planets for each of their species, they didn't take into consideration the fact that they had little to no intel as to who or ''what'' could be inhabiting the new galaxy, and as such they went in armed with little more than small arms and a few light combat ships...which turned out to be a problem when they arrived and the main bad guys were flying fully armed capital ships around. Granted, the entire expedition ''knew'' how blind they were going in, and they were also faced down with a massive OutsideContextProblem in the form of the Scourge[[note]]described as a nasty radioactive mix of dark matter and element zero that pretty much shreds anything unfortunate enough to fly into it[[/note]] but it still doesn't excuse the fact that they walked into Andromeda with no heavy firepower nor the means to manufacture that firepower to back them up in case things went pear-shaped.
20th May '18 3:40:09 AM Killerweinerdog
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** Liam's personal mission is one long run of it. In order to help with research and forging relations between the Angarans and the Initiative, he lends critical Initiative intel some Angaran friends of his without considering the implications of what could happen if those friends and the intel were to be captured by the enemy...which they promptly are, so he gets Ryder to help him on a rescue mission. Unfortunately he only thought as far ahead as "sneak aboard their ship inside a storage crate", and figured they'd just shoot the bad guys and save the day, without considering that things might not go according to plan, or even how they were going to evacuate all the prisoners.

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** Liam's personal mission is one long run of it. In order to help with research and forging relations between the Angarans and the Initiative, he lends critical Initiative intel to some Angaran friends of his without considering the implications of what could happen if those friends and the intel were to be captured by the enemy...which they promptly are, so he gets Ryder to help him on a rescue mission. Unfortunately he only thought as far ahead as "sneak aboard their ship inside a storage crate", and figured they'd just shoot the bad guys and save the day, without considering that things might not go according to plan, or even how they were going to evacuate all the prisoners.
20th May '18 3:39:36 AM Killerweinerdog
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** Liam's personal mission is one long run of it. In order to help with research and forging relations between the Angarans and the Initiative, he lends critical Initiative intel some Angaran friends of his without considering the implications of what could happen if those friends were to be captured by the enemy...which they promptly are, so he gets Ryder to help him on a rescue mission. Unfortunately he only thought as far ahead as "sneak aboard their ship inside a storage crate", and figured they'd just shoot the bad guys and save the day, without considering that things might not go according to plan, or even how they were going to evacuate all the prisoners.

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** Liam's personal mission is one long run of it. In order to help with research and forging relations between the Angarans and the Initiative, he lends critical Initiative intel some Angaran friends of his without considering the implications of what could happen if those friends and the intel were to be captured by the enemy...which they promptly are, so he gets Ryder to help him on a rescue mission. Unfortunately he only thought as far ahead as "sneak aboard their ship inside a storage crate", and figured they'd just shoot the bad guys and save the day, without considering that things might not go according to plan, or even how they were going to evacuate all the prisoners.
20th May '18 3:38:58 AM Killerweinerdog
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** Liam's personal mission is one long run of it. After hearing how raiders have been abducting colonists he gets Ryder to help him on a rescue mission. Unfortunately he only thought as far ahead as "sneak aboard their ship inside a storage crate", and figured they'd just shoot the bad guys and save the day, without considering that things might not go according to plan, or even how they were going to evacuate all the prisoners.

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** Liam's personal mission is one long run of it. After hearing how raiders have been abducting colonists In order to help with research and forging relations between the Angarans and the Initiative, he lends critical Initiative intel some Angaran friends of his without considering the implications of what could happen if those friends were to be captured by the enemy...which they promptly are, so he gets Ryder to help him on a rescue mission. Unfortunately he only thought as far ahead as "sneak aboard their ship inside a storage crate", and figured they'd just shoot the bad guys and save the day, without considering that things might not go according to plan, or even how they were going to evacuate all the prisoners.
20th May '18 3:32:30 AM Killerweinerdog
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** In general, this is the FatalFlaw of the Salarians. Their short lifespans seem to make it hard for them to think out their actions on a long-term scale. What's worse is this applies to their entire culture, failing to remember the same mistakes they made long ago despite the rest of the galaxy being able to remember and tell them. For example, uplifting the Krogans: First they uses the Krogans to wipe out the Rachni. Then the Krogans revolt because their naturally brutal nature combined with their natural healing abilities and high birth rates (which is why they were chosen to fight the war in first place) forces them to start pushing onto other inhabited planets by force. Seeing that their one-time soldiers can't be stopped by force they use the Genophage to drop birthrates to controllable levels. Eventually the Salarians find an even more violent and strong species called the Yahg, who killed the parties first sent to meet them, and [[HereWeGoAgain think they will be a great idea to uplift]].

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** In general, this is the FatalFlaw of the Salarians. Their short lifespans seem to make it hard for them to think out their actions on a long-term scale. What's worse is this applies to their entire culture, failing to remember the same mistakes they made long ago despite the rest of the galaxy being able to remember and tell them. For example, uplifting the Krogans: First they uses the Krogans to wipe out the Rachni. Then the Krogans revolt because their naturally brutal BloodKnight nature combined with their natural extreme healing abilities and high birth rates (which is why they were chosen to fight the war in first place) forces them to start pushing onto other inhabited planets by force.for living space. Seeing that their one-time soldiers can't be stopped by force they use the Genophage to drop birthrates to controllable levels. Eventually the Salarians find an even more violent and strong species called the Yahg, who killed the parties first sent to meet them, and [[HereWeGoAgain think they will be a great idea to uplift]].
18th May '18 2:33:05 PM CASCHero
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** He makes a deal with Big Mom to have [[spoiler: Sanji, his youngest son, marry into her family so as to bolster his forces and thinks once Sanji does, they can just simply hold his chosen bride, Pudding, as a hostage. However he doesn't take into account that dealing with a pirate emperor, Big Mom could possibly backstab him. And indeed sure enough, the arrangement turned out to be a trapped where they had planned to kill the entire Germa on the wedding day and steal their clone technology.]]
** In the past, he had forced a procedure on his wife to wipe the emotions from her then unborn sons feeling that them not having emotions would make for more effective fighters. [[spoiler: when the Big Mom Pirates spring their trap and are set to kill them. Judge is begging for his life while his son pretty much show him no sympathy telling him to suck it up.]]
** Lastly, by allying with a big named pirate, he didn't take into account that one of her guests named Big News Morgans being the leader of the source of news in the One Piece world could possibly report of his alliance. [[spoiler: After the Straw Hats escape from Big Mom's territory. Morgans reports of what went on at the wedding, including said alliance. The result: The World Government disowning the Germa 66 from their ranks.]]

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** *** He makes a deal with Big Mom to have [[spoiler: Sanji, his youngest son, marry into her family so as to bolster his forces and thinks once Sanji does, they can just simply hold his chosen bride, Pudding, as a hostage. However he doesn't take into account that dealing with a pirate emperor, Big Mom could possibly backstab him. And indeed sure enough, the arrangement turned out to be a trapped where they had planned to kill the entire Germa on the wedding day and steal their clone technology.]]
** *** In the past, he had forced a procedure on his wife to wipe the emotions from her then unborn sons feeling that them not having emotions would make for more effective fighters. [[spoiler: when the Big Mom Pirates spring their trap and are set to kill them. Judge is begging for his life while his son pretty much show him no sympathy telling him to suck it up.]]
** *** Lastly, by allying with a big named pirate, he didn't take into account that one of her guests named Big News Morgans being the leader of the source of news in the One Piece world could possibly report of his alliance. [[spoiler: After the Straw Hats escape from Big Mom's territory. Morgans reports of what went on at the wedding, including said alliance. The result: The World Government disowning the Germa 66 from their ranks.]]
18th May '18 2:31:32 PM CASCHero
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*** To drive this point home, were introduced to the kingdom of Germa 66 which was considered a kingdom enough that they could attend the Reverie. However [[spoiler: once it's revealed that they tried to be in league with the Big Mom Pirates (apparently to strengthen their forces), they were instantly annexed from the World Government.]]

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*** To drive this point home, were introduced to ** Oh poor Vinsomke Judge aka the leader of the Germa 66. The man wishes to reclaim the honor of his kingdom of Germa 66 which was considered has been reduced to a kingdom enough that they could attend the Reverie. nomadic fleet of ships only really staffed by his clones army. However he is a firm believer of MightMakesRight and following this doctrine had pretty much lead to his kingdom's ruin. Throughout the Whole Cake Island arc, it's shown he does not have the best grasp on making decsions. To wit:..
** He makes a deal with Big Mom to have
[[spoiler: Sanji, his youngest son, marry into her family so as to bolster his forces and thinks once it's revealed Sanji does, they can just simply hold his chosen bride, Pudding, as a hostage. However he doesn't take into account that they tried dealing with a pirate emperor, Big Mom could possibly backstab him. And indeed sure enough, the arrangement turned out to be in league with a trapped where they had planned to kill the entire Germa on the wedding day and steal their clone technology.]]
** In the past, he had forced a procedure on his wife to wipe the emotions from her then unborn sons feeling that them not having emotions would make for more effective fighters. [[spoiler: when
the Big Mom Pirates (apparently to strengthen spring their forces), they were instantly annexed trap and are set to kill them. Judge is begging for his life while his son pretty much show him no sympathy telling him to suck it up.]]
** Lastly, by allying with a big named pirate, he didn't take into account that one of her guests named Big News Morgans being the leader of the source of news in the One Piece world could possibly report of his alliance. [[spoiler: After the Straw Hats escape
from Big Mom's territory. Morgans reports of what went on at the wedding, including said alliance. The result: The World Government.]]Government disowning the Germa 66 from their ranks.]]
18th May '18 1:54:12 PM CASCHero
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*** To drive this point home, were introduced to the kingdom of Germa 66 which was considered a kingdom enough that they could attend the Reverie. However [[spoiler: once it's revealed that they tried to be in league with the Big Mom Pirates (apparently to strengthen their forces), they were instantly annexed from the World Government.]]
16th May '18 3:18:27 AM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Summer Sucks", after fireworks are banned, the Mayor attempts to glorify the use of ash snakes with a giant sized one for the Fourth Of July. It works and creates an enormous display of ash... and keeps going... and going. The now somewhat nervous Mayor asks the creator when it will stop, he explains that he has no idea since he never made one this big, leading him to quote this trope to the exasperated Mayor. He makes a quick calculation after the Mayor presses him, and estimates that the snake will probably burn out by November... ''of next year!''

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Summer Sucks", after fireworks are banned, the Mayor attempts to glorify the use of ash snakes with a giant sized giant-sized one for the Fourth Of of July. It works and creates an enormous display of ash... and keeps going... and going. The now somewhat nervous Mayor asks the creator when it will stop, he explains that he has no idea since he never made one this big, leading him to quote this trope to the exasperated Mayor. He makes a quick calculation after the Mayor presses him, and estimates that the snake will probably burn out by November... ''of next year!''



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats 2011}}'' episode "The Forest of Magi Oar," the young hero Lion-O begins to recognize and {{lampshade| Hanging}} his own lack of forethought. When he uses his gauntlet's {{grappling hook| Pistol}} to latch onto a retreating GiantFlyer Viragor, Lion-O has just enough time to realize "[[OhCrap maybe this is a bad idea]]" before he gets violently dragged along for the ride. Shortly thereafter, he faces down the charging a GiantFlyer after [[SheatheYourSword tossing his weapons aside]]. Again, he muses, "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck probably another bad idea]]," seconds before it grabs him in its talons. The latter gamble pays off, since, on a hunch [[spoiler: Lion-O is betting Viragor proves DarkIsNotEvil]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats 2011}}'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' episode "The Forest of Magi Oar," the young hero Lion-O begins to recognize and {{lampshade| Hanging}} his own lack of forethought. When he uses his gauntlet's {{grappling hook| Pistol}} to latch onto a retreating GiantFlyer Viragor, Lion-O has just enough time to realize "[[OhCrap maybe this is a bad idea]]" before he gets violently dragged along for the ride. Shortly thereafter, he faces down the charging a GiantFlyer after [[SheatheYourSword tossing his weapons aside]]. Again, he muses, "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck probably another bad idea]]," seconds before it grabs him in its talons. The latter gamble pays off, since, on a hunch [[spoiler: Lion-O is betting Viragor proves DarkIsNotEvil]].



** Lampshaded in the unaired pilot for ''Wacky Racers Forever'', where after Muttley pointed out that they're close to the finish line, Dick pointed out that [[ContractualGenreBlindness they're villains, and thus, have to cheat in the race]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', this is a typical display of DitzyGenius[=/=]ChildProdigy Chloe Park, she thought it was a good idea to lurk around an occupant bear cave or jump into an alligator's pen to feed it a sandwich. Granted, she is still just a [[InnocentProdigy naive]] [[ChildrenAreInnocent child]] and hanging out with ManChild bears didn't help.

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** Lampshaded {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the unaired pilot for ''Wacky Racers Forever'', where after Muttley pointed out that they're close to the finish line, Dick pointed out that [[ContractualGenreBlindness they're villains, and thus, have to cheat in the race]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', this is a typical display of DitzyGenius[=/=]ChildProdigy Chloe Park, Park; she thought it was a good idea to lurk around an occupant bear cave or jump into an alligator's pen to feed it a sandwich. Granted, she is still just a [[InnocentProdigy naive]] [[ChildrenAreInnocent child]] and hanging out with ManChild bears didn't help.



** Jack Spicer also runs into this problem a fair amount of the time, one of them is even with a very similar time travel issue. With Wuya free they all decide the only reliable way to defeat her would be to seal her in another puzzle box, but the only way to get one would be from Grand Master Dashi in the past. Jack happily reveals that he already has a time machine but never used it because he could only generate enough power to go back in time 2 seconds. The team then lends him a Shen Gon Wu that produces unlimited power letting him run the machine to its full potential and they happily send Omi back in time to get a new puzzle box. It's only after he's gone that Omi realizes that they never talked about how he's supposed to return to the present and Jack realizes that his machine doesn't even have that capability at all since it's only ever worked for 2 seconds before so he never needed to care about returning forward.

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** Jack Spicer also runs into this problem a fair amount of the time, one of them is even with a very similar time travel issue. With Wuya free free, they all decide the only reliable way to defeat her would be to seal her in another puzzle box, but the only way to get one would be from Grand Master Dashi in the past. Jack happily reveals that he already has a time machine but never used it because he could only generate enough power to go back in time 2 seconds. The team then lends him a Shen Gon Gong Wu that produces unlimited power letting him run the machine to its full potential and they happily send Omi back in time to get a new puzzle box. It's only after he's gone that Omi realizes that they never talked about how he's supposed to return to the present and Jack realizes that his machine doesn't even have that capability at all since it's only ever worked for 2 seconds before so he never needed to care about returning forward.
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