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22nd Jan '17 12:30:26 PM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/SonOfTheSevenKingdoms'' is a crossover with ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', so of course there's plenty of this:
** First, and most obvious, there's the civil war.
** Then, the Tyrells' attempts to become TheManBehindTheMan via Margaery.
** Dorne is now trying to get as much as they can from whoever they ally with - notwithstanding the possibility that they may still be banking on the Targaryens.
** North of the Wall, there's an alliance between the White Walkers [[spoiler:led by Alduin, the Devourer of Worlds]] and the Volkihar vampire clan - which is obviously going to break as soon as either of them finds it convenient - against the combined forces of the Night's Watch and the Dawnguard, plus the Wildlings' desperate attempts to save themselves.
** In Essos, Daenerys' attempts to reach Westeros lead to her finding much about herself, and potentially find herself in conflict with an unknown person that can use the Thu'um that lives in Volantis.
** There's also the Mythic Dawn cult, which seeks to bring Mehrunes Dagon into the mortal realm.
** And finally, it is slowly becoming obvious that the gods are trying to aid mortals as best as they can, as exemplified by [[spoiler:Talos himself giving William the words to the Unrelenting Force shout]] and [[spoiler:Valeria Targaryen, the Messenger of Akatosh, helping Daenerys several times]].
19th Jan '17 9:03:25 PM Argon2
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* ''Manga/AnoKoNiKissToShirayuriWo'' has a [[DayInTheLimelight rotating]] list of protagonists, four of which intersect with each otherísí subplots during the [[SeriousBusiness Gardening Club]] arc. Roughly: Yukina is trying to keep the Club alive, so she grabs Yurine at random and begs her to join. Yurine isnít too interested in the idea at first, but agrees because it will help her court Ayaka. Ayaka knows Yurine is trying to do this and isnít too impressed. Meanwhile, the Tennis Club is trying to get the Gardening Club shut down, and unbeknownst to them so is Towako, but for different reasons. It takes a full volume of material just to resolve all these plots.

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* ''Manga/AnoKoNiKissToShirayuriWo'' has a [[DayInTheLimelight rotating]] list of protagonists, four of which intersect with each otherísí subplots during the [[SeriousBusiness Gardening Club]] arc. Roughly: Yukina is trying to keep the Club alive, so she grabs Yurine at random and begs her to join. Yurine isnít too interested in the idea at first, but agrees because it will help her court Ayaka. Ayaka knows Yurine is trying to do this and isnít too impressed. Meanwhile, the Tennis Club is trying to get the Gardening Club shut down, and unbeknownst to them so is Towako, but for different reasons. It takes a full volume of material just to resolve all these plots.
16th Jan '17 2:42:08 PM Argon2
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* ''Manga/AnoKoNiKissToShirayuriWo'' has a [[DayInTheLimelight rotating]] list of protagonists, four of which intersect with each otherísí subplots during the [[SeriousBusiness Gardening Club]] arc. Roughly: Yukina is trying to keep the Club alive, so she grabs Yurine at random and begs her to join. Yurine isnít too interested in the idea at first, but agrees because it will help her court Ayaka. Ayaka knows Yurine is trying to do this and isnít too impressed. Meanwhile, the Tennis Club is trying to get the Gardening Club shut down, and unbeknownst to them so is Towako, but for different reasons. It takes a full volume of material just to resolve all these plots.
15th Jan '17 7:33:35 PM detghost
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* [[http://cracked.com/video_18425_the-biggest-problem-with-high-school-according-to-movies.html Cracked has a skit]] that parodies movies centering around high school gambits. During a class, two students suddenly arrest a girl and a guy in a jersey who were passing money, and reveal themselves to be [[Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet undercover cops]]. The girl reveals she's [[Movie/NeverBeenKissed a reporter pretending to be a student]] who was getting help from the jock for her story about steroid use. The jock reveals he's actually a college football player posing as a student to play one more year of football. He apologizes to another jock who then says ''he'' was only in the class so he could pass and join the family business. The teacher asks if anyone there is really a student. [[Movie/ShesTheMan A boy takes off his wig to reveal he's a girl]] just trying to get close to the boy she likes, another guy says he's an undercover black man posing as a white man posing as a black man... and he's lost track. There's also a girl who [[Movie/FreakyFriday switched bodies with her daughter]], a boy in a fat suit, and a girl who's just a highly intelligent dog. And one naked guy who thinks he's just having a nightmare.
31st Dec '16 11:30:45 PM Idek618
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* ''Creator/FilmCow'' made a skit involving a depressed whale and a goldfish. [[PlotTwist Then the whale turns out to be robber. Then the goldfish turns out to be an undercover cop gone corrupt. Then the whale turns out to be an Internal Affairs Officer.]] [[UpToEleven Then the fish turns out to be a cook at Steak 'n Shake]].

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* ''Creator/FilmCow'' made a skit involving a depressed whale and a goldfish. [[PlotTwist Then the whale turns out to be a robber. Then the goldfish turns out to be an undercover cop gone corrupt. Then the whale turns out to be an Internal Affairs Officer.]] [[UpToEleven Then the fish turns out to be a cook at Steak 'n Shake]].
27th Dec '16 2:30:34 PM Schol-R-LEA
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27th Dec '16 1:54:05 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** Silver Ghost seems to attract this sort of thing, especially if Madcap (an attention-starved teen 'supervillain'/'superhero' of unknown powers who thinks she is Silver Ghost's nemesis - or best friend, depending on what she thinks she is that day). Specifically, in the second part of "Silver Ghost, Golden Angel", SPECTRUM try to deliberately ''cause'' one in order to smoke out Madcap/Golden Angel as well as two different Criminal Mastermind type supervillains. They need to draw "Golden Angel" (Madcap's 'superhero' persona) out in order to arrest her, so they arrange a press conference for Silver Ghost and SPECTRUM; but since both of the supervillains are trying to grab Madcap for their own reasons, they need to make sure that the two villains trip each other up long enough for the trap to be sprung. Throw in a bunch of political maneuvering by both pro- and anti-mutant groups, and anyone else who sees a profit for their own causes in showing up, and you have an epic mess.

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** Silver Ghost seems to attract this sort of thing, especially if Madcap (an attention-starved teen 'supervillain'/'superhero' of unknown powers who thinks she is Silver Ghost's nemesis - or best friend, depending on what she thinks she is that day).day) is involved. Specifically, in the second part of "Silver Ghost, Golden Angel", SPECTRUM try to deliberately ''cause'' one in order to smoke out Madcap/Golden Angel as well as two different Criminal Mastermind type supervillains. They need to draw "Golden Angel" (Madcap's 'superhero' persona) out in order to arrest her, so they arrange a press conference for Silver Ghost and SPECTRUM; but since both of the supervillains are trying to grab Madcap for their own reasons, they need to make sure that the two villains trip each other up long enough for the trap to be sprung. Throw in a bunch of political maneuvering by both pro- and anti-mutant groups, and anyone else who sees a profit for their own causes in showing up, and you have an epic mess.
27th Dec '16 1:53:16 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** Silver Ghost seems to attract this sort of thing, especially if Madcap (an attention-starved teen 'supervillain'/'superhero' of unknown powers who thinks she is Silver Ghost's nemesis - or best friend, depending on what she thinks she is that day). Specifically, in the second part of "Silver Ghost, Golden Angel", SPECTRUM try to deliberately ''cause'' one in order to smoke out Madcap/Golden Angel as well as two different Criminal Mastermind type supervillains. They need to draw "Golden Angel" (Madcap's 'superhero' persona) out in order to arrest her, so they arrange a press conference for Silver Ghost and SPECTRUM; but since both of the supervillains are trying to grab Madcap for their own reasons, they need to make sure that the two villains trip each other up long enough for the trap to be sprung. Throw in a bunch of political maneuvering by both pro- and anti-mutant groups, and anyone else who sees a profit for their own causes in showing up, and you have an epic mess.
27th Dec '16 8:10:28 AM crashkey
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* Once you understand all the symbolism in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', it becomes a truly staggering version of this. (Deep breath - and this is only ONE interpretation:) Harman and Kun Lan are friendly but still in a war, and while Harman controls the Smith Syndicate and mostly controls Harman Smith (there are multiple Harmans), Kun Lan controls the Heaven's Smiles, has some degree of influence over the U.N. Party, and [[spoiler]]usually controls Iwazaru (the rest of the time, the Smith Syndicate control him)[[/spoiler]]. Curtis Blackburn and Pedro are plotting against each other, and Dan Smith (Curtis's apprentice) is part of the Smith Syndicate but is plotting against Harman. The Handsome Men appear to be controlled by Trevor Pearlharbor and sometimes LOVE, but [[spoiler]]LOVE gets them to kill Trevor, revealing that she always fully controlled them[[/spoiler]]. The Liberal Party and the U.N. Party are at odds, and so the Liberal Party betrays the U.N. Party to the USA; however, [[spoiler]]the U.N. Party controls most of the USA through Coburn Elementary, wants to make Japan the ultimate nation, is raising an army of Japanese assassins in the USA, and controls Harman Smith whenever the other Harman doesn't[[/spoiler]]. Toru Fukushima, the leader of the U.N. Party, is betrayed by two moles, Jean [=DePaul=] and Julia Kisugi; both of them were waiting for the other to make the first move, let the other one get killed by the Smiths, then take the Yakumo for themselves. [[spoiler]]Greg Nightmare seemingly has control over the elections, and works for the U.N. Party and Kun Lan, having some special Heaven's Smiles. Benjamin Keane wants to be President, and so he kills Greg Nightmare when he doesn't get to be President. Harman Smith controls Coburn and gets orders from the U.N. Party (as previously mentioned), and therefore controls Emir Parkreiner, and controls the Smith Syndicate when the other Harman isn't. However, Emir turns against Harman Smith and kills him, absorbing the Smith Syndicate but then being controlled by Harman[[/spoiler]]. Andrei Ulmeyda finds the Yakumo and uses it, but not for the intended purpose. And finally, [[spoiler]]Iwazaru is a DoubleAgent for the Smiths and Kun Lan[[/spoiler]].

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* Once you understand all the symbolism in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', it becomes a truly staggering version of this. (Deep breath - and this is only ONE interpretation:) Harman and Kun Lan are friendly but still in a war, and while Harman controls the Smith Syndicate and mostly controls Harman Smith (there are multiple Harmans), Kun Lan controls the Heaven's Smiles, has some degree of influence over the U.N. Party, and [[spoiler]]usually [[spoiler:usually controls Iwazaru (the rest of the time, the Smith Syndicate control him)[[/spoiler]].him)]]. Curtis Blackburn and Pedro are plotting against each other, and Dan Smith (Curtis's apprentice) is part of the Smith Syndicate but is plotting against Harman. The Handsome Men appear to be controlled by Trevor Pearlharbor and sometimes LOVE, but [[spoiler]]LOVE [[spoiler:LOVE gets them to kill Trevor, revealing that she always fully controlled them[[/spoiler]].them]]. The Liberal Party and the U.N. Party are at odds, and so the Liberal Party betrays the U.N. Party to the USA; however, [[spoiler]]the [[spoiler:the U.N. Party controls most of the USA through Coburn Elementary, wants to make Japan the ultimate nation, is raising an army of Japanese assassins in the USA, and controls Harman Smith whenever the other Harman doesn't[[/spoiler]].doesn't]]. Toru Fukushima, the leader of the U.N. Party, is betrayed by two moles, Jean [=DePaul=] and Julia Kisugi; both of them were waiting for the other to make the first move, let the other one get killed by the Smiths, then take the Yakumo for themselves. [[spoiler]]Greg [[spoiler:Greg Nightmare seemingly has control over the elections, and works for the U.N. Party and Kun Lan, having some special Heaven's Smiles. Benjamin Keane wants to be President, and so he kills Greg Nightmare when he doesn't get to be President. Harman Smith controls Coburn and gets orders from the U.N. Party (as previously mentioned), and therefore controls Emir Parkreiner, and controls the Smith Syndicate when the other Harman isn't. However, Emir turns against Harman Smith and kills him, absorbing the Smith Syndicate but then being controlled by Harman[[/spoiler]].Harman]]. Andrei Ulmeyda finds the Yakumo and uses it, but not for the intended purpose. And finally, [[spoiler]]Iwazaru [[spoiler:Iwazaru is a DoubleAgent for the Smiths and Kun Lan[[/spoiler]].Lan]].
** The [[AllThereInTheManual companion book]] ''Hand in killer7'' makes things even more complicated, which is definitely not helped by the fact that it contradicts itself. This is mostly done through the "Jaco's Report" story, which reveals that a man not mentioned anywhere in the game named Jaco Checkbox was responsible for much of the events of the plot. He controls Samantha (Harman's maid) and told Ulmeyda to contact the Smiths, among other things, but he got the information to do these things from a future-predicting machine named Miss Jacob, which he later discovers doesn't predict the future at all - it was just relaying the history of the world ''as written up and decided in 1975''. Gambits are practically the main theme of Jaco's Report, and it's never really clear who, if anyone, was in charge of "maligning history".
** This is pretty much a staple of Creator/Suda51 games, specifically the ones he writes and directs himself, thus giving him complete control over the plots. In ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'', [[spoiler:ELBOW attempts to breed hyenas on Lospass Island to create Silver Eyes. It places one of their administrators, Edo Macalister, in control of the Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain, basically as a front for the hyena scheme. Edo decides to betray them and blow up the island, but the artificial Sundance "tribe", defenders of the island, is moving his bombs onto the airplane.]] Edo calls Sumio Mondo to the island to remove the bombs from the plane. Meanwhile, [[spoiler:Tokio Morishima is causing time to loop or... something]], Sundance Ritz defects from the tribe to help Mondo, detectives from Japan are attempting to crack down on [[spoiler:ELBOW]] and [[spoiler:Mondo's original self's partner from his time as Sumio Kodai is wearing a bodysuit and monitoring him.]] This all links back into ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'' which has a pretty nuts gambit-based plot of its own. It also links ''forward'' to ''killer7'' (described extensively above) in that [[spoiler:ELBOW]] is implied to have had a hand in [[spoiler:Emir]]'s creation in that game. Even though ''killer7'' takes place in an alternate timeline due to the maligning of history as described in ''Hand in killer7'', also above. Suffice to say that Suda's "Kill the Past" universe is so gambit-filled that it has gambit pileups ''across seemingly unrelated games''.
27th Dec '16 7:39:50 AM crashkey
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* Once you understand all the symbolism in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', it becomes a truly staggering version of this. (Deep breath) Harman and Kun Lan are friendly but still in a war, and while Harman controls the Smith Syndicate and mostly controls Harman Smith, Kun Lan controls the Heaven's Smiles, has some degree of influence over the U.N. Party, and usually controls Iwazaru (the rest of the time, the Smith Syndicate control him). Curtis Blackburn and Pedro are plotting against each other, and Dan Smith (Curtis's apprentice) is part of the Smith Syndicate but is plotting against Harman. The Handsome Men appear to be controlled by Trevor Pearlharbor and sometimes LOVE, but LOVE gets them to kill Trevor, revealing that she always fully controlled them. The Liberal Party and the U.N. Party are at odds, and so the Liberal Party betrays the U.N. Party to the USA; however, the U.N. Party controls most of the USA through Coburn Elementary, wants to make Japan the ultimate nation, is raising an army of Japanese assassins in the USA, and controls Harman Smith whenever the other Harman doesn't. Toru Fukushima, the leader of the U.N. Party, is betrayed by two moles, Jean [=DePaul=] and Julia Kisugi; both of them were waiting for the other to make the first move, let the other one get killed by the Smiths, then take the Yakumo for themselves. Greg Nightmare seemingly has control over the elections, and works for the U.N. Party and Kun Lan, having some special Heaven's Smiles. Benjamin Keane wants to be President, and so he kills Greg Nightmare when he doesn't get to be President. Harman Smith controls Coburn and gets orders from the U.N. Party (as previously mentioned), and therefore controls Emir Parkreiner, and controls the Smith Syndicate when the other Harman isn't. However, Emir turns against Harman Smith and kills him, absorbing the Smith Syndicate but then being controlled by Harman. Andrei Ulmeyda finds the Yakumo and uses it, but not for the intended purpose. And finally, Iwazaru is a DoubleAgent for the Smiths and Kun Lan.

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* Once you understand all the symbolism in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', it becomes a truly staggering version of this. (Deep breath) breath - and this is only ONE interpretation:) Harman and Kun Lan are friendly but still in a war, and while Harman controls the Smith Syndicate and mostly controls Harman Smith, Smith (there are multiple Harmans), Kun Lan controls the Heaven's Smiles, has some degree of influence over the U.N. Party, and usually [[spoiler]]usually controls Iwazaru (the rest of the time, the Smith Syndicate control him).him)[[/spoiler]]. Curtis Blackburn and Pedro are plotting against each other, and Dan Smith (Curtis's apprentice) is part of the Smith Syndicate but is plotting against Harman. The Handsome Men appear to be controlled by Trevor Pearlharbor and sometimes LOVE, but LOVE [[spoiler]]LOVE gets them to kill Trevor, revealing that she always fully controlled them.them[[/spoiler]]. The Liberal Party and the U.N. Party are at odds, and so the Liberal Party betrays the U.N. Party to the USA; however, the [[spoiler]]the U.N. Party controls most of the USA through Coburn Elementary, wants to make Japan the ultimate nation, is raising an army of Japanese assassins in the USA, and controls Harman Smith whenever the other Harman doesn't.doesn't[[/spoiler]]. Toru Fukushima, the leader of the U.N. Party, is betrayed by two moles, Jean [=DePaul=] and Julia Kisugi; both of them were waiting for the other to make the first move, let the other one get killed by the Smiths, then take the Yakumo for themselves. Greg [[spoiler]]Greg Nightmare seemingly has control over the elections, and works for the U.N. Party and Kun Lan, having some special Heaven's Smiles. Benjamin Keane wants to be President, and so he kills Greg Nightmare when he doesn't get to be President. Harman Smith controls Coburn and gets orders from the U.N. Party (as previously mentioned), and therefore controls Emir Parkreiner, and controls the Smith Syndicate when the other Harman isn't. However, Emir turns against Harman Smith and kills him, absorbing the Smith Syndicate but then being controlled by Harman.Harman[[/spoiler]]. Andrei Ulmeyda finds the Yakumo and uses it, but not for the intended purpose. And finally, Iwazaru [[spoiler]]Iwazaru is a DoubleAgent for the Smiths and Kun Lan.Lan[[/spoiler]].
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