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6th Jun '16 4:20:23 PM MarkLungo
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2nd Jun '16 4:17:17 PM LentilSandEater
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** However, this may be more a case of XanatosSpeedChess in Batman's case
30th May '16 7:15:34 PM no_name86
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-->'''MACHIAVELLI:''' Do you have some kind of plan?
-->'''EZIO:''' I am improvising.

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-->'''MACHIAVELLI:''' -->'''Machiavelli:''' Do you have some kind of plan?
-->'''EZIO:''' -->'''Ezio:''' I am improvising.
29th May '16 9:28:13 AM dotchan
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* While not directly stated, the name of [[Film/SchindlersList Oskar Schindler's]] munitions factory ought to have been P.I.D.O.O.A, since that's his strategy for producing not a single shell during the war while coming up with excuses to give to the Germans. Throughout the entire film (including the excellent introductory sequence which highlights what a huckster Oskar really is), he's relying solely on his natural charisma, bribes, and pure guesswork. Since nobody can really top Creator/RogerEbert's own review of the film, here is the best excerpt:

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* ''Film/SchindlersList'': While not directly stated, the name of [[Film/SchindlersList Oskar Schindler's]] Schindler's munitions factory ought to have been P.I.D.O.O.A, since that's his strategy for producing not a single shell during the war while coming up with excuses to give to the Germans. Throughout the entire film (including the excellent introductory sequence which highlights what a huckster Oskar really is), he's relying solely on his natural charisma, bribes, and pure guesswork. Since nobody can really top Creator/RogerEbert's own review of the film, here is the best excerpt:
23rd May '16 8:01:52 AM SpocktorWho
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* Fairly common in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', as half the time the monster they're dealing with turns out to be a different creature than they expected, or operating in a different way than they expected. You can also bet that if they find and torch the bones of a ghost twenty minutes into the show, [[SpoiledByTheFormat then that's not how to stop that particular ghost]].
** Employed hilariously in season five:
--->'''Bobby:''' Okay. First truck don't leave for an hour. We get in, [[StuffBlowingUp we plant the c-4 every 25 feet]], then we pull the fire alarm.
--->'''Castiel:''' [[InstantlyProvenWrong That truck is leaving.]]
--->'''Bobby:''' Balls! Okay, new plan.
21st May '16 2:29:24 PM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', this ploy fails spectacularly the first time the not-yet-heroes attempt it.

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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', this ploy fails spectacularly the first time the not-yet-heroes attempt it.
17th May '16 3:47:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* VideoGame/MonkeyIsland: Guybrush Threepwood has to do this constantly. He spends much effort in the first game obtaining a way to kill a ghost. Then [[BigBad LeChuck]] knocks him clear across the island, landing him near a root grog vending machine. Guybrush just uses a can of grog instead. Previously, he comes up with a plan to stop [=LeChuck=] from marrying [[LoveInterest Elaine]]. He gets to the church only to find out that she has already escaped. ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' is kicked off by Guybrush improvising, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]].

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* VideoGame/MonkeyIsland: Guybrush Threepwood has to do this constantly. He spends much effort in the first game obtaining a way to kill a ghost. Then [[BigBad LeChuck]] knocks him clear across the island, landing him near a root grog vending machine. Guybrush just uses a can of grog instead. Previously, he comes up with a plan to stop [=LeChuck=] from marrying [[LoveInterest Elaine]]. He gets to the church only to find out that she has already escaped. ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' is kicked off by Guybrush improvising, which [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]].
14th May '16 9:39:49 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''JackieChanAdventures'' fic ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', when Jade has to capture Tohru for Ikazuki, he stays under the shop's wards during the attack, preventing her or her forces from getting close enough to grab him, she has one of her ninjas attack Uncle, KNOWING Tohru will charge to his sensei's rescue, and captures him. And keep in mind, she comes up with that plan ON THE SPOT!

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* In the ''JackieChanAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' fic ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', when Jade has to capture Tohru for Ikazuki, he stays under the shop's wards during the attack, preventing her or her forces from getting close enough to grab him, she has one of her ninjas attack Uncle, KNOWING Tohru will charge to his sensei's rescue, and captures him. And keep in mind, she comes up with that plan ON THE SPOT!
13th May '16 5:59:05 PM cybertoy0
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* From ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', during Quasimodo's helping Esmeralda escape the cathedral via rooftop;
-->'''Esmeralda:''' Have you ever done this before?
-->'''Quasimodo:''' No.
19th Apr '16 4:37:35 AM erforce
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* Indiana Jones (Creator/HarrisonFord), obviously. He's called the "Patron Saint of {{Player Character}}s" for a reason. Examples include:

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* Indiana Jones Franchise/IndianaJones (Creator/HarrisonFord), obviously. He's called the "Patron Saint of {{Player Character}}s" for a reason. Examples include:



* In ''VideoGame/LostHorizon'', the main protagonist likes to operate this way, responding to the suggestion that he hasn't thought things through by saying "It's a lot more fun if you just worry about these things later." Given that the game takes a fair amount of inspiration from IndianaJones, this may be a [[InspirationNod deliberate nod]].

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* In ''VideoGame/LostHorizon'', the main protagonist likes to operate this way, responding to the suggestion that he hasn't thought things through by saying "It's a lot more fun if you just worry about these things later." Given that the game takes a fair amount of inspiration from IndianaJones, ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', this may be a [[InspirationNod deliberate nod]].
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