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14th Aug '17 2:08:43 PM Dreadjaws
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## Iron Man and Captain America weren't at odds already due to being on opposite sides of the law.
## The battle at the airport had had an entirely different outcome (by the fight going differently or Iron Man's side being smart enough to simply destroy every plane in the place instead of fighting, letting Captain America with no means to escape).
## Captain America hadn't gotten hold of Ant-Man, or had actually gotten someone like Thor at his side. In general, if any of the teams had the scales severely tipped in their favor.
## The government was actually secure enough to know who they let inside for interrogations or to have armed people in place next to the interrogator for Bucky.
## Iron Man hadn't acted completely irrationally at the climax.
## Captain America had gotten ahold of Bucky before the death of King T'Chaka so he never got captured.
14th Aug '17 1:40:10 PM Dreadjaws
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* The aggregate actions of the Joker in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': for an agent of chaos with a stated disdain for [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]], he effortlessly pulls together seemingly random and improbable events into a single overall scheme. A good example is his "race for two hostages scheme", which counts on 1. Joker being captured and taking to a holding cell both just close enough yet far enough from the spot of his scheme, 2. Batman being present at the jail to interrogate him, 3. Batman being in love with Rachel Dawes even though the only proof Joker has of this is seeing Batman jump out a window to save her (which he would have done for any person Joker flung out of there), 4. there still being enough time to reach either of the hostages when Joker doesn't have a clock in his cell or on his person, 5. no police being out on patrol close enough to the spots where the hostages are, 6. Batman getting to his hostage first before the police, even though he's using a new vehicle Joker has never seen until this night. And that's just one scheme out of a dozen of his.

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* The aggregate actions of the Joker in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': for an agent of chaos with a stated disdain for [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]], he effortlessly pulls together seemingly random and improbable events into a single overall scheme. A good example is his "race for two hostages scheme", which counts on 1. Joker being captured and taking to a holding cell both just close enough yet far enough from the spot of his scheme, 2. Batman being present at the jail to interrogate him, 3. Batman being in love with Rachel Dawes even though the only proof Joker has of this is seeing Batman jump out a window to save her (which he would have done for any person Joker flung out of there), 4. there still being enough time to reach either of the hostages when Joker doesn't have a clock in his cell or on his person, 5. no police being out on patrol close enough to the spots where the hostages are, 6. Batman getting to his hostage first before the police, even though he's using a new vehicle Joker has never seen until this night. And that's just one scheme out of a dozen of his. Actually subverted, though, since Joker is clearly an [[GambitSpeedChess opportunist]] who simply accommodates whenever his plans fail.
12th Aug '17 11:49:12 PM BattleMaster
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* In the climax of Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Aladdin tricks EvilSorcerer Jafar by pointing out to him that he's still not as powerful as the Genie who gave him his power in the first place. This leads to Jafar wishing to become "an all-powerful genie", which is a bad idea because Genies are naturally enslaved beings bound to serve the wishes of their master, which gets Jafar stuck in a magic lamp for 10 thousand years. Except this whole plan would have backfired spectacularly, had Jafar just wished to be "more powerful than the Genie", which was an equally likely reaction to Aladdin's remark.
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30th Jul '17 8:31:55 PM Baby_Moondancer
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*** And the ultimate objective of all this? [[spoiler:To make a doll sit on a whoopee cushion.]]

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*** And the ultimate objective of all this? [[spoiler:To make a doll sit on a whoopee cushion.WhoopeeCushion.]]
30th Jul '17 8:20:51 PM Baby_Moondancer
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And the ultimate objective of all this? [[spoiler:To make a doll sit on a whoopee cushion.]]

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*** And the ultimate objective of all this? [[spoiler:To make a doll sit on a whoopee cushion.]]
30th Jul '17 8:19:18 PM Baby_Moondancer
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** the blimp to fly into a barnís weathervane and pop, dropping the anvil on a ramp that a cow is
standing on and catapulting it into the sky,

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** the blimp to fly into a barnís weathervane and pop, dropping the anvil on a ramp that a cow is
is standing on and catapulting it into the sky,
30th Jul '17 8:18:24 PM Baby_Moondancer
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1) a pizza delivery man to open the door to the tower just in time to be scared off by a suit of armor on wheels so the latter can fall on a skateboard and coast down a spiral ramp,
2) Ralph the guard to be scared by the same and try to stop it by yanking the phone out of the wall to use the cord to trip it,
3) the cord to somehow also be attached to scaffolding that holds two mural painters,
4) Dr. Scratchansniff to drive past at the very moment the scaffolding collapses and dumps a bucket of paint on his windshield, causing him to crash into a fire hydrant,
5) the water from the busted hydrant to electrify a lamppost with a small anvil tied to a blimp tethered to it, burning the tether away and activating the blimpís motor,
6) the blimp to fly into a barnís weathervane and pop, dropping the anvil on a ramp that a cow is

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\n1) ** a pizza delivery man to open the door to the tower just in time to be scared off by a suit of armor on wheels so the latter can fall on a skateboard and coast down a spiral ramp,
2) ** Ralph the guard to be scared by the same and try to stop it by yanking the phone out of the wall to use the cord to trip it,
3) ** the cord to somehow also be attached to scaffolding that holds two mural painters,
4) ** Dr. Scratchansniff to drive past at the very moment the scaffolding collapses and dumps a bucket of paint on his windshield, causing him to crash into a fire hydrant,
5) ** the water from the busted hydrant to electrify a lamppost with a small anvil tied to a blimp tethered to it, burning the tether away and activating the blimpís motor,
6) ** the blimp to fly into a barnís weathervane and pop, dropping the anvil on a ramp that a cow is



7) the cow to crash through the ceiling of Mission Control, causing the engineers to prematurely launch a rocket from the shock,
8) the rocket to bump a satellite, changing its trajectory enough to turn a satellite dish at the studio with a set piece featuring a U-shaped ramp tied to it by a rope,
9) the set piece to be pulled into the path of a tour group on a golf cart, which flies around the ramp and straight back to the tower, up the spiral ramp to bump the tower door shut and set off the rest of the device.

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7) ** the cow to crash through the ceiling of Mission Control, causing the engineers to prematurely launch a rocket from the shock,
8) ** the rocket to bump a satellite, changing its trajectory enough to turn a satellite dish at the studio with a set piece featuring a U-shaped ramp tied to it by a rope,
9) ** the set piece to be pulled into the path of a tour group on a golf cart, which flies around the ramp and straight back to the tower, up the spiral ramp to bump the tower door shut and set off the rest of the device.
30th Jul '17 8:16:34 PM Baby_Moondancer
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30th Jul '17 8:15:02 PM Baby_Moondancer
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': "Wakkoís Gizmo" starts out as your standard RubeGoldbergDevice, but turns into this trope halfway through. We see that the gizmo relies on the following to work:
1) a pizza delivery man to open the door to the tower just in time to be scared off by a suit of armor on wheels so the latter can fall on a skateboard and coast down a spiral ramp,
2) Ralph the guard to be scared by the same and try to stop it by yanking the phone out of the wall to use the cord to trip it,
3) the cord to somehow also be attached to scaffolding that holds two mural painters,
4) Dr. Scratchansniff to drive past at the very moment the scaffolding collapses and dumps a bucket of paint on his windshield, causing him to crash into a fire hydrant,
5) the water from the busted hydrant to electrify a lamppost with a small anvil tied to a blimp tethered to it, burning the tether away and activating the blimpís motor,
6) the blimp to fly into a barnís weathervane and pop, dropping the anvil on a ramp that a cow is
standing on and catapulting it into the sky,
7) the cow to crash through the ceiling of Mission Control, causing the engineers to prematurely launch a rocket from the shock,
8) the rocket to bump a satellite, changing its trajectory enough to turn a satellite dish at the studio with a set piece featuring a U-shaped ramp tied to it by a rope,
9) the set piece to be pulled into the path of a tour group on a golf cart, which flies around the ramp and straight back to the tower, up the spiral ramp to bump the tower door shut and set off the rest of the device.
And the ultimate objective of all this? [[spoiler:To make a doll sit on a whoopee cushion.]]
29th Jul '17 2:03:41 AM Piterpicher
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** What's particularly strange is that, unlike what you might think, they actually did nothing to help JeffHardy win the title. When it comes to something that your plan hinges on this way, you'd think they would actually do something to make sure it happened.

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** What's particularly strange is that, unlike what you might think, they actually did nothing to help JeffHardy Wrestling/JeffHardy win the title. When it comes to something that your plan hinges on this way, you'd think they would actually do something to make sure it happened.
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