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16th Feb '17 5:55:07 PM totoofze47
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* ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'': The titular Phoenix Wright is essentially the videogaming world's avatar of this trope. Both he and his successor Apollo Justice rely almost exclusively upon plans built upon the Indy Ploy; especially on the first day of court when they usually have no clue who the real culprit is. Repeatedly, the decision to have new information added to a testimony involves the player character thinking something to the effect of 'if only I knew where I was going with this'.

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* ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'': ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
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The titular Phoenix Wright is essentially the videogaming world's avatar of this trope. Both he and his successor Apollo Justice rely almost exclusively upon plans built upon the Indy Ploy; especially on the first day of court when they usually have no clue who the real culprit is. Repeatedly, the decision to have new information added to a testimony involves the player character thinking something to the effect of 'if only I knew where I was going with this'.
6th Feb '17 7:48:24 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Tyrion in particular is a master of these, particularly his escape from the Eyrie and his convincing Cersei that she indeed has his mistress captive even though she has captured Ros instead of Shae.
24th Jan '17 12:53:32 PM Xtifr
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** The miniseries ''Dream War'', a CrisisCrossover between the WildstormComics and Creator/DCComics universes: In a conflict with DC villains, Midnighter of the Authority usually had an advantage, due to his ability to play out every variation of a fight in his head before the first blow lands. Until he ran into the Joker and could do nothing but stand completely still because he couldn't figure out what the Joker would do.

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** The miniseries ''Dream War'', a CrisisCrossover between the WildstormComics Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Comics and Creator/DCComics universes: In a conflict with DC villains, Midnighter of the Authority usually had an advantage, due to his ability to play out every variation of a fight in his head before the first blow lands. Until he ran into the Joker and could do nothing but stand completely still because he couldn't figure out what the Joker would do.
23rd Jan '17 6:19:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Zigzagged in ''Fanfic/YuGiOhTheThousandYearDoor'', where Kyle does indeed have a plan to get him and Drake out of the MortonsFork situation they're in [[note]]They are opponents in the final round of the semi-finals of a tournament which is clearly NotJustATournament; the losers life will be in danger, while the winner will end up an UnwittingPawn of the BigBad during the quarter finals.[[/note]] but...
-->'''Drake:''' This better be a good plan, Kyle.
-->'''Kyle:''' Actually, it's a ''stupid'' plan. As in, the type you try when you're desperate, and people tell you 'it would never work', but it's the only thing you can think of because you're in a pretty bad situation?
-->'''Drake:''' Like the kind we're in now?
-->'''Kyle:''' Exactly
7th Jan '17 4:47:42 PM MiddleEighth
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*''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' has a bunch of these as well. For example, John uses a literally last-second ploy to get himself and Ringo out of the clutches of a roomful of [[MoreThanMindControl telepaths and empaths busily trying to bend them to their will]].
7th Jan '17 3:06:36 PM nombretomado
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* [[WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo LEEEEROY JENKINS!!!]] is an example of the 'WhatWereYouThinking' variety. While the video was staged, along with Leeroy's blinding incompetence, the creators said it was based on a real (although presumably less over-the-top) event.

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* [[WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo [[Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo LEEEEROY JENKINS!!!]] is an example of the 'WhatWereYouThinking' variety. While the video was staged, along with Leeroy's blinding incompetence, the creators said it was based on a real (although presumably less over-the-top) event.
26th Dec '16 4:39:51 PM foxley
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** In "The Return of Doctor Mysterio", the Twelfth Doctor's 'plan' at one point consists of literally randomly mashing buttons on a spaceship control panel.
21st Nov '16 5:53:06 PM Shadoboy
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** The Omnitrix often disagreed with Ben's choices in the first series, necessitating Ben having to think up a plan other than 'hit it till it stops moving' on the fly.

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** The Omnitrix often disagreed with Ben's choices in the first series, necessitating Ben having to think up a plan other than 'hit it till it stops moving' on the fly. ''Especially'' if the Omnitrix decided to turn him into [[ShorterMeansSmarter Grey Matter]].
2nd Nov '16 1:31:41 PM SteveMB
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Contrast XanatosGambit (a plan where all reasonable outcomes are benefical) and BatmanGambit (where the gambitter uses his knowledge of what all involved will do in order to use them as pieces on the board). Between them and this trope lies XanatosSpeedChess, where the plan, generally more complicated than "survive and don't get caught", is continually adapted to circumstances. This can lead to a SpannerInTheWorks where they cannot be predicted ''because'' they don't know what they are going to do next.

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Contrast StrategySchmategy (where the character just acts at random without even improvising a plan on the fly), XanatosGambit (a plan where all reasonable outcomes are benefical) and BatmanGambit (where the gambitter uses his knowledge of what all involved will do in order to use them as pieces on the board). Between them and this trope lies XanatosSpeedChess, where the plan, generally more complicated than "survive and don't get caught", is continually adapted to circumstances. This can lead to a SpannerInTheWorks where they cannot be predicted ''because'' they don't know what they are going to do next.
14th Oct '16 4:10:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' this will happen quite often with the Devil Bats, especially near the end of the series. It is particularly prevalent on the last kick returns and when the Japanese team uses the [[spoiler:Dragonfly and Golden Dragonfly]]

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* In ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' this will happen quite often with the Devil Bats, especially near the end of the series. It is particularly prevalent on the last kick returns and when the Japanese team uses the [[spoiler:Dragonfly and Golden Dragonfly]]
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