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28th Apr '16 12:57:31 PM Medinoc
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-->'''Assaracus:''' ({{Beat|Panel}})\\
-->'''Assaracus:''' Behold my genius!

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-->'''Assaracus:''' '''Assaracus:''' ({{Beat|Panel}})\\
-->'''Assaracus:''' '''Assaracus:''' Behold my genius!
28th Apr '16 12:56:25 PM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' has [[http://www.lfg.co/page/978/ this exchange]] when Richard runs out of steam fighting Assaracus's [[BiologicalMashup whalephants]]:
-->'''Richard:''' Hey. Was it your plan to make incredibly flammable creatures, knowing I would expend the majority of my power simply to watch whalephant fat burn?\\
-->'''Assaracus:''' ({{Beat|Panel}})\\
-->'''Assaracus:''' Behold my genius!
11th Apr '16 1:33:38 AM MAI742
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* A rather more tragic example is the [[WarIsHell Battle of Verdun]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. The German general Falkenhayn attacked Verdun (which at the time formed a small salient on the French side of the front), intending to force a breakthrough and seize the city. [[HomeByChristmas He expected a quick and easy victory]]; instead, the offensive turned into a long and bloody battle, which eventually saw the French defenders victorious. Afterwards, Falkenhayn claimed that his objective had never been to actually break through the lines, but rather to force the French to spend a lot of resources and [[CannonFodder men]] on the defense of Verdun. In ''that'', he had certainly succeeded; the area around Verdun is chock full of both French and German military cemeteries.

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* A rather more tragic example is the [[WarIsHell Recent planning and staffwork research has concluded that February-November 1916 Battle of Verdun]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. The German general Falkenhayn attacked Verdun (which at was not an example. The idea that it ''did'' demonstrate this trope comes from the time formed a small salient on Entente Cordiale's wartime propaganda about the French side of the front), intending to force a breakthrough and seize the city. [[HomeByChristmas He expected a quick and easy victory]]; instead, the offensive turned into a long and bloody battle, which eventually saw the French defenders victorious. Afterwards, Falkenhayn battle. This propaganda claimed that his objective the Operation's mastermind, General von Falkenhayn, had wanted to take the fortress-sector of Verdun and that when he failed to do so he lied about never been having wanted to do that. This was untrue. Falkenhayn had not wanted to actually break through the lines, but rather take Verdun, as trench warfare made attacking very costly. Rather, he had wanted to force provoke the French to spend a lot of resources into attacking an area where the Germans could mount the strongest possible defense. Unfortunately, the German field commander at Verdun - Crown Prince Wilhelm - abused his operational autonomy by abandoning Falkenhayn's plan and [[CannonFodder men]] on the defense of trying to capture Verdun. In ''that'', he had certainly succeeded; These attacks failed with heavy losses, rendering the area around Verdun is chock full of both German forces unable to defend against the French and German military cemeteries.attacks which followed.
12th Feb '16 11:56:11 AM LadyJafaria
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* Discussed in ''Discworld/MakingMoney''; Moist thinks that Bent, rather than freaking out and locking himself in the vault after making a mistake, should have claimed that he made the mistake on purpose to test the clerks. "Even schoolteachers knew that one!" (Of course, Bent is both scrupulously honest and extremely serious, neither of which are qualities that have ever been ascribed to Moist.)
17th Jan '16 4:23:34 PM Kartoonkid95
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3OneBadApple One Bad Apple]]", Babs Seed tries to impress Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon by knocking a wheel off of the Cutie Mark Crusaders' float. However, it ends up [[DisasterDominoes wrecking the entire float]]; she is clearly shocked, but since the two bullies are impressed by her act, she goes along with it.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3OneBadApple "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple One Bad Apple]]", Babs Seed tries to impress Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon by knocking a wheel off of the Cutie Mark Crusaders' float. However, it ends up [[DisasterDominoes wrecking the entire float]]; she is clearly shocked, but since the two bullies are impressed by her act, she goes along with it.
17th Jan '16 4:23:15 PM Kartoonkid95
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3OneBadApple One Bad Apple]]", Babs Seed tries to impress Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon by knocking a wheel off of the Cutie Mark Crusaders' float. However, it ends up [[DisasterDominoes wrecking the entire float]]; she is clearly shocked, but since the two bullies are impressed by her act, she goes along with it.
31st Dec '15 4:54:40 PM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} is dreadfully prone to defeat himself/themself and plans going awry so accidentally fixing or breaking the situation (guy could take the title God of Unintended Consequences) but this so never stopped the jerk from claiming that he meant to do that... highlights include: taking credit for turning Thor back after the frog incident (actually the Asgardians destroyed the machine powering the spell); and claiming that he meant to die in the Siege of Asgard (past Loki's ghost downright denied this, but he isn't the Loki of the now so his opinion doesn't count).

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} Loki is dreadfully prone to defeat himself/themself and plans going awry so accidentally fixing or breaking the situation (guy could take the title God of Unintended Consequences) but this so never stopped the jerk from claiming that he meant to do that... highlights include: taking credit for turning Thor back after the frog incident (actually the Asgardians destroyed the machine powering the spell); and claiming that he meant to die in the Siege of Asgard (past Loki's ghost downright denied this, but he isn't the Loki of the now so his opinion doesn't count).
24th Dec '15 10:20:56 PM Premonition45
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* Music/FreddieMercury's [[IconicItem bottomless microphone stand]] originated during a gig very early in Music/{{Queen}}'s career, when his mic stand snapped in half in the middle of a song, but he carried on with the intact bit and decided it would be more interesting to keep it like that.
21st Dec '15 1:05:51 PM MoPete
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* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', in a bid for publicity, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Ixus Nagus]] heals Bunnie of a wound she received in battle. Not only does he do so, [[spoiler: he turns her back into a fully organic Mobian]]. He clearly is surprised by this, but quickly claims he meant to do it.

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* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', in a bid for publicity, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Ixus Nagus]] Ixis Naugus]] heals Bunnie of a wound she received in battle. Not only does he do so, [[spoiler: he turns her back into a fully organic Mobian]]. He clearly is surprised by this, but (at the urging of Geoffrey St. John) quickly claims he meant to do it.
17th Dec '15 12:08:07 PM ChristianTropes33
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* Batley from ''Series/EureekasCastle'' is known to say this following bad landings. Which, in his case, is [[CaptainCrash nearly every landing]].

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* Batley Batly from ''Series/EureekasCastle'' is known to say this following bad landings. Which, in his case, is [[CaptainCrash nearly every landing]].
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