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20th Aug '16 1:15:53 AM damus2300
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** Lord Roose Bolton is such a SmugSnake that he constantly taunts his bastard Ramsay about his status and always dangles in front of him the possibility of being replaced with his newborn son. [[spoiler: Ramsay kills him and his baby.]]
** Ramsay likes to [[KickTheDog "play"]] with his enemies too much. He wastes a golden opportunity to kill Jon Snow and instead kills Wun Wun the Giant ForTheEvulz. Jon beats him to a pulp [[spoiler:then Sansa feeds him to his dogs]].

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** Lord Roose Bolton is such a SmugSnake that he constantly taunts his bastard Ramsay about his status and always dangles in front of him the possibility of being replaced with his newborn son. [[spoiler: Ramsay kills him and his baby.]]
** Ramsay likes to [[KickTheDog "play"]] with his enemies too much. Because of this Theon Greyjoy and Sansa Stark escape. He also wastes a golden opportunity to kill Jon Snow and instead kills Wun Wun the Giant ForTheEvulz. Jon beats him ForTheEvulz.
** Blackfish feels guilty for failing
to a pulp [[spoiler:then Sansa feeds him to save his dogs]].family at the Red Wedding. [[spoiler: He died defending Riverrun even though it surrendered because he didn't want to run again.]]
16th Aug '16 11:55:06 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Theatre/{{Hamlet}} waited too long, and is very likely crazy. He does have a particular flaw, but what it is depends on interpretation and how he is presented. And yet in every production he is completely GenreSavvy about this:

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** Theatre/{{Hamlet}} waited too long, and is very likely crazy. He does have a particular flaw, but what it is depends on interpretation and how he is presented. And yet in every production he is completely GenreSavvy aware about this:
16th Aug '16 7:02:30 AM damus2300
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** Ramsay likes to [[KickTheDog "play"]] with his enemies too much. He wastes a golden opportunity to kill Jon Snow and instead kills Wun Wun the Giant ForTheEvulz. Jon beats him to a pulp [[spoiler:then Sansa feeds him to his dogs]].
16th Aug '16 6:49:33 AM damus2300
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** Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet are so obsessed with each other they forget about anything else. Romeo is a bit of a hothead, too.
** Friar Lawrence thought his CrazyEnoughToWork plan would actually work.

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** Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet are so obsessed with each other they forget about anything else. Romeo is a bit of a hothead, too.
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too. Friar Lawrence also thought his CrazyEnoughToWork plan would actually work.was CrazyEnoughToWork.


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* Judas in ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' is doomed by old fashioned pride. Just because he's Jesus's right hand he automatically thinks he knows him better than anyone. He thinks his betrayal is for the best but he's just another part of God's plan so he kills himself when he realizes he has no control over his life.
9th Aug '16 8:18:54 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'': For Professor X, it's arrogance. He has a habit of attempting to control those who are close to him, with or without the help of his psychic abilities. He's more inclined to do this with the women in his life (e.g. his foster sister and his surrogate daughter) than with the men. This paternalistic attitude stems from him being born in the early 1930's as a privileged male (Xavier was a male chauvinist in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''), and as a highly skilled telepath, he thinks he can understand a person better than s/he can know him/herself, and therefore he believes that he knows best in terms of what it is they truly "need."

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* ''Film/XMen'': For Professor X, it's arrogance. He has a habit of attempting to control those who are close to him, with or without the help of his psychic abilities. He's more inclined to do this with the women in his life (e.g. his foster sister and his surrogate daughter) than with the men. This paternalistic attitude stems from him being born in the early 1930's 1930s as a privileged male (Xavier was a male chauvinist in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''), and as a highly skilled telepath, he thinks he can understand a person better than s/he can know him/herself, and therefore he believes that he knows best in terms of what it is they truly "need."
25th Jul '16 3:11:28 AM eroock
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* [[DidntThinkThisThrough Impulsiveness]]

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* [[DidntThinkThisThrough [[ATragedyOfImpulsiveness Impulsiveness]]
24th Jul '16 10:20:09 PM damus2300
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** Lord Roose Bolton is such a SmugSnake that he constantly taunts his bastard Ramsay about his status and always dangles in front of him the possibility of being replaced with his newborn son. [[spoiler: Ramsay kills him and his baby.]]
24th Jul '16 10:13:31 PM damus2300
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** Prince Doran Martell is too forgiving and doesn't want a CycleOfRevenge to consume his family. [[spoiler: His own nieces kill him after he had just pardoned them for trying to kidnap Princess Myrcella, who they had also killed]].

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** Prince Doran Martell is too forgiving and doesn't want a CycleOfRevenge to consume his family. [[spoiler: His own nieces kill him and his son after he had just pardoned them for trying to kidnap Princess Myrcella, who they had also killed]].
24th Jul '16 10:12:44 PM damus2300
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** Prince Doran Martell is too forgiving and doesn't want a CycleOfRevenge to consume his family. [[spoiler: His own nieces kill him after he had just pardoned them for trying to kidnap Princess Myrcella, who they had also killed]].



** Stringer calling shots behind Avon's back.

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** Stringer calling shots behind Avon's back. Avon's toxic friendship with String gets him betrayed and arrested.



** Avon being slower than Marlo in strategy.
22nd Jul '16 5:30:54 PM MsChibi
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If the FatalFlaw doesn't play any role in the story, it's an InformedFlaw. If the flaw isn't quite so fatal, you're likely dealing with MrViceGuy. If someone else ensures that the flaw is fatal, it's FlawExploitation. A literal fatal flaw, as often seen in {{science fiction}} and {{fantasy}}, would be PhlebotinumBreakdown and/or AchillesHeel.

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If the FatalFlaw doesn't play any role in the story, it's an InformedFlaw. If the flaw isn't quite so fatal, you're likely dealing with MrViceGuy. If someone else ensures that the flaw is fatal, it's FlawExploitation. A literal fatal flaw, as often seen in {{science fiction}} and {{fantasy}}, would be PhlebotinumBreakdown and/or AchillesHeel.
AchillesHeel. When the flaw belongs not to an individual character, but to [[LongRunner a long-running]] series or franchise, that's a FranchiseOriginalSin.
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