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21st Nov '17 2:51:08 PM MrMaplesyrup1
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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. If you were looking for a [[Pun fatal floor]], see BoobyTrap or DeathMaze.

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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. If you were looking for a [[Pun fatal floor]], see BoobyTrap PitTrap or DeathMaze.DeathCourse.
21st Nov '17 2:50:08 PM MrMaplesyrup1
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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. If you were looking for a [[Pun fatal floor]], see BoobyTrap or DeathMaze.
20th Nov '17 8:47:39 AM Njein
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* [[NapoleonDelusion Napoleon delusion]]



** ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'': [[GeneralFailure Brad Whitaker]] is a SmugSnake and acts like a real military commander, but he gets outwitted by Bond.

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** ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'': [[GeneralFailure Brad Whitaker]] is a SmugSnake and acts like a real military commander, but he gets outwitted by Bond. And the actor who portrayed him described Whitaker as a "a nut" who "[[MilesGlorious thought he]] [[NapoleonDelusion was Napoleon]]."
19th Nov '17 7:49:37 AM Njein
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** In general ''most'' Batman villains have a fatal flaw related to their psychosis, which Batman naturally tends to exploit. Two-Face is too dependent on his coin, Poison Ivy with her obsession with plants, and The Riddler would be a perfect thief if he wasn't always leaving riddles.

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** In general ''most'' Batman villains have a fatal flaw related to their psychosis, which Batman naturally tends to exploit. For example:
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Two-Face is too dependent on his coin, coin.
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Poison Ivy with her obsession with plants, and plants.
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The Riddler would be a perfect thief if he wasn't always leaving riddles.


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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' and his ChronicHeroSyndrome can sometimes push him into borderline martyrdom. He's also far more secretive than he needs to be, and has a lot of trouble letting people into his life.
** Superman's ArchEnemy ComicBook/LexLuthor is an egomaniac and often envies Superman. This has brought him down numerous times.


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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': [[BigBad Jafar's]] {{Pride}} and {{Greed}} bring him down. He can't control his lust for more power no matter how strong he gets, and couldn't stand being second-best to the Genie, and that is precisely how he lost in the first movie.
17th Nov '17 5:25:47 PM Njein
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* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'': Freddy Krueger has several flaws:
** His powers only work to their full extent in the dream world, and he's noticeably less capable against lucid dreamers that are capable of controlling their own dreamscapes.
** Being forgotten. He's fueled by fear, and if everyone declares him a non-entity, he's stuck in Hell and can't resurrect. Related to the above, Freddy can be weakened if his enemies grow a spine and stands up to him.
** Despite the fact that he sometimes uses fire to kill his victims, Freddy appears to be a pyrophobe (as this is how he was killed mortally).
** As stated and shown in ''The Dream Master'', since he's a literal nightmare, he's also adversely weak against [[WhatYouAreInTheDark mirrors and reflections]], as they come to recall his pain and torment that he has long inflicted on others.
16th Nov '17 8:08:20 PM Njein
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* [[EasilyForgiven Leniency]]



* [[StalkerWithACrush Obsession with someone]]



*** [[TheCasanova His womanizing nature]]. Bond's life is full of beautiful willing women who initially don't want relationships. And when they do, [[CartwrightCurse it ends badly]] for him. And many of the villains in the franchise have [[FlawExploitation even exploited this flaw of his]].

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*** [[TheCasanova His womanizing nature]]. Bond's 007's life is full of beautiful willing women who initially don't want relationships. And when they do, [[CartwrightCurse it ends badly]] for him. And many of the villains in the franchise have [[FlawExploitation even exploited this flaw of his]].to some degree]].
14th Nov '17 12:55:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[InsaneForgiveness Leniency]]
12th Nov '17 6:28:30 AM Njein
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*** Xenia Onatopp's sadism murdering people turns her on, as shown during the Severnaya massacre, enough to get an EyeTake from Ourumov. [[spoiler:It ultimately backfires on her, as while trying to torturing 007 with her MurderousThighs, Bond is able to connect the rope she rappelled down to her safety harness, grab her AK-74 rifle, and shoot down a helicopter with her rifle. The harness yanks her off Bond and sends her flying, screaming, into the crotch of a tree, with her safety harness ironically crushing her to death. Bond quips, "[[BondOneLiner She always did enjoy a good squeeze]]."]]

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*** Xenia Onatopp's sadism murdering people turns her on, as shown during the Severnaya massacre, enough to get an EyeTake from Ourumov. [[spoiler:It ultimately backfires on her, as while trying to torturing torture 007 with her MurderousThighs, Bond is able to connect the rope she rappelled down to her safety harness, grab her AK-74 rifle, and shoot down a helicopter with her rifle. The harness yanks her off Bond and sends her flying, screaming, into the crotch of a tree, with her safety harness ironically crushing her to death. Bond quips, "[[BondOneLiner She always did enjoy a good squeeze]]."]]
1st Nov '17 3:48:15 PM Njein
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** ''Film/AViewToAKill'': Max Zorin and his AxCrazy [[TheSociopath sociopathic behavior]].

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** ''Film/AViewToAKill'': Max Zorin and his AxCrazy [[TheSociopath sociopathic behavior]]. Part of this is because he is the end result of a Nazi eugenics project in which pregnant women were injected with massive quantities of steroids in an attempt to create "super-children" for the Nazis. While most of these pregnancies failed, the few babies that survived became extremely intelligent later in life but also totally insane psychopaths, partly because of the drugs administered to create these "super-children". [[spoiler:And by the end, [[SanitySlippage whatever remaining sanity he had]] [[VillainousBreakdown has been completely whittled]] to the point of literally wielding an axe, trying to hack Bond to death during the climatic final battle at the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.]]



*** [[spoiler:[[RenegadeRussian Georgi Koskov]] and his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. A corrupt and two-timing Russian general, he first backstabs his fellow countrymen by falsely blaming KGB head Pushkin as the mastermind of a plot to kill off American and British spies, knowing that the setup will lead to Pushkin's death, with Bond as the assassin. With Pushkin out of the way, he will then engage in a three-way arms deal with Brad Whitaker and Colonel Feyador in Afghanistan to obtain valuable opium. Once the deal ends, Koskov will return to Russia with arms from the deal that gave them the payoff for the opium, a promise that the defection was an undercover assignment from Pushkin, and with Bond in tow, it's implied that he'll seize control of the KGB. He also fools the British into thinking he's defecting to the West, tries to manipulate Kara Milovy into distrusting Bond, and even tried to pin the blame on Whitaker when all things went south. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty But by then]], nobody's buying his lies, and Pushkin promptly has him arrested to be sent back to Moscow, where he will be executed for his treachery. He also ''very'' much wants to be a MagnificentBastard and SmugSnake, but doesn't quite make the cut.]]

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*** [[spoiler:[[RenegadeRussian Georgi Koskov]] and his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. A corrupt and two-timing Russian general, he first backstabs his fellow countrymen by falsely blaming KGB head Pushkin as the mastermind of a plot to kill off American and British spies, knowing that the setup will lead to Pushkin's death, with Bond as the assassin. With Pushkin out of the way, he will then engage in a three-way arms deal with Brad Whitaker and Colonel Feyador in Afghanistan to obtain valuable opium. Once the deal ends, Koskov will return to Russia with arms from the deal that gave them the payoff for the opium, a promise that the defection was an undercover assignment from Pushkin, and with Bond in tow, it's implied that he'll seize control of the KGB. He also fools the British into thinking he's defecting to the West, tries to manipulate Kara Milovy into distrusting Bond, and even tried to pin the blame on Whitaker when all things went south. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty But by then]], nobody's buying his lies, and Pushkin promptly has him arrested to be sent back to Moscow, where he will be executed for his treachery. He also ''very'' much wants wanted to be a MagnificentBastard and SmugSnake, but doesn't quite make the cut.]]



** Azula is another example, as she's a [[TheSociopath psychopath]] with ControlFreak, [[ThePerfectionist perfectionist]] and [[TheParanoiac paranoiac tendencies]]. She simply sees people as objects she manipulates them and expects them to behave accordingly. Ultimately, her biggest weakness is that she can't handle ''not'' being in control of everything. Her belief that people can be controlled through fear flew in her face, and her determination to prove herself to her father, mainly because she believed [[spoiler: that her mother only cared for Zuko, proved to be a serious issue that led to a VillainousBreakdown at the end of the series. And when Mai and Ty Lee, the people she thought she had the most control over, turn against her, the shell cracks off the nut, and her relatively subdued madness comes to the forefront and turns into full-blown paranoia, leading her to banish, well, everyone around her for imagined slights and plots against her. Finally, when there's no one around for her to control, whatever remaining sanity she had is whittled to the point that she's reduced to total lunacy and {{Ax Craz|y}}iness.]]

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** Azula is another example, as she's a [[TheSociopath psychopath]] with ControlFreak, [[ThePerfectionist perfectionist]] and [[TheParanoiac paranoiac tendencies]]. She simply sees people as objects she manipulates them and expects them to behave accordingly. Ultimately, her biggest weakness is that But she can't handle ''not'' being in control of everything. Her belief that people can be controlled through fear flew in her face, and her determination [[WellDoneDaughterGal to prove herself to her father, father]], mainly because she believed [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that her mother only cared for Zuko, proved to be a serious issue that led to a VillainousBreakdown at the end of the series. And when Mai and Ty Lee, the people she thought she had the most control over, turn against her, the shell cracks off the nut, and her relatively subdued madness comes to the forefront and turns into full-blown paranoia, leading her to banish, well, everyone around her for imagined slights and plots against her. Finally, when there's no one around for her to control, whatever remaining sanity she had is whittled to the point that she's reduced to total lunacy and {{Ax Craz|y}}iness.]]
1st Nov '17 1:39:19 PM TheLuckyCat
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** Juzo himself is an incredibly violent, aggressive person and this really bites him in the ass later. His UndyingLoyalty to Munakata also does him no favours [[spoiler: [[KickTheDog when Munakata mistakenly believes he's infected by Despair and coldly stabs him in the back.]]]]


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** Shinji's distrust of Aizen meant that it was easy for Aizen to get away with his scheming because, as Aizen himself points out, Shinji never got to know Aizen as a person so when Aizen sent an imposter disguised as him to carry out his vice captain duties, Shinji never noticed the imposter was a fake.
** Hinamori's infatuation with Aizen meant he was able to play her like a fiddle throughout the Soul Society arc - she was so under his thrall she even thought he'd been brainwashed into it a while after.
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