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23rd Feb '17 10:34:04 AM Geoduck
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-->'''Spock:''' (about his mother) "Emotional, isn't she?"
-->'''Sarek:''' "She has always been that way."
-->'''Spock:''' "Indeed. Why did you marry her?"
-->'''Sarek:''' "At the time it seemed the logical thing to do."

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-->'''Spock:''' (about ''(about his mother) "Emotional, mother)'' Emotional, isn't she?"
she?
-->'''Sarek:''' "She She has always been that way."
way.
-->'''Spock:''' "Indeed. Indeed. Why did you marry her?"
her?
-->'''Sarek:''' "At At the time it seemed the logical thing to do."
22nd Feb '17 10:55:48 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'': Andy says something along the lines of this when he mentions that he's been slowly replacing his bedroom door with graham crackers as a trio of rat gangsters are breaking it down.
1st Feb '17 2:45:17 AM MarqFJA
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** The biggest blunder of all was the arrogant view of the World Government that Whitebeard was just another pirate, albeit a very powerful one. [[BigGood Whitebeard was far more than that to many people]] and it was the respect he commanded from others that caused [[PersonOfMassDestruction Red Haired Shanks]] to make sure that [[DueToTheDead Whitebeard and Ace would get the burials they deserved.]] The world Government couldn't even put the heads of both Whitebeard and Ace on display as a warning to other pirates like they wanted to. What if anything did the World government get out of this?

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** The biggest blunder of all was the arrogant view of the World Government that Whitebeard was just another pirate, albeit a very powerful one. [[BigGood Whitebeard was far more than that to many people]] and it was the respect he commanded from others that caused [[PersonOfMassDestruction Red Haired Shanks]] to make sure that [[DueToTheDead Whitebeard and Ace would get the burials they deserved.]] The world World Government couldn't even put the heads of both Whitebeard and Ace on display as a warning to other pirates like they wanted to. What if anything did the World government get out of this?
5th Jan '17 11:48:09 AM BigHairyMarty
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* The corrupt World Government in {{One Piece}} often makes decisions that are this trope. The biggest one to date it the Summit War. They managed to capture the late pirate king Gol D. Roger's son Portagas D. Ace and wanted to not only end Roger's bloodline but also use Ace as bate to draw in Whitebeard, the strongest pirate in the world at the time, so they could defeat Whitebeard and his crew. Unfortunately several outside factors made things go south very fast. While the World Government had no control over the outside factors that turned what should have been a great victory into a PyrrhicVictory it should have been obvious to the World Government that things wouldn't go down so simply to say nothing of the fact that [[DidNotThinkThisThrough they really didn't consider the ramifications in the long term]]. To wit:

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* The corrupt World Government in {{One Piece}} often makes decisions that are this trope. The biggest one to date it the Summit War. They managed to capture the late pirate king Gol D. Roger's son Portagas Portgas D. Ace and wanted to not only end Roger's bloodline but also use Ace as bate bait to draw in Whitebeard, the strongest pirate in the world at the time, so they could defeat Whitebeard and his crew. Unfortunately several outside factors made things go south very fast. While the World Government had no control over the outside factors that turned what should have been a great victory into a PyrrhicVictory it should have been obvious to the World Government that things wouldn't go down so simply to say nothing of the fact that [[DidNotThinkThisThrough they really didn't consider the ramifications in the long term]]. To wit:



** Taking down Whitebeard created a power vacuum and disrupted the delicate balance of power among the strongest and most influential groups in the world. This should have be obvious with some forethought and the worst part is that after the war, so much of the government's forces were stretched thin that the government could barely keep a lid on the ensuing chaos.

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** Taking down Whitebeard created a power vacuum and disrupted the delicate balance of power among the strongest and most influential groups in the world. This should have be been obvious with some forethought and the worst part is that after the war, so much of the government's forces were stretched thin that the government could barely keep a lid on the ensuing chaos.
2nd Jan '17 2:37:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'' you're given the opportunity to remove BigBad GLaDOS' control over the facility and replace her with Wheatley, a cheery, kindhearted robot that's done nothing but help you. Seems like a great idea, right? [[spoiler:Turns out whoever is put in charge of the facility is driven insane, good job turning your only friend into a [[FaceHeelTurn homicidal maniac]].]]
** This statement could probably be the unoffical motto for Aperture Science in general. Which is exemplified by the Mantis DNA project, in which the second batch of test subjects gets used for a new test: fighting an army of Mantis Men.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'' you're given the opportunity to remove BigBad GLaDOS' [=GLaDOS=]' control over the facility and replace her with Wheatley, a cheery, kindhearted robot that's done nothing but help you. Seems like a great idea, right? [[spoiler:Turns out whoever is put in charge of the facility is driven insane, good job turning your only friend into a [[FaceHeelTurn homicidal maniac]].]]
** This statement could probably be the unoffical unofficial motto for Aperture Science in general. Which is exemplified by the Mantis DNA project, in which the second batch of test subjects gets used for a new test: fighting an army of Mantis Men.
1st Jan '17 5:21:04 AM Dawnwing
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', [=StarClan=] thought it was a good idea to hide [[spoiler:the secret about their parents]] from Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather. ''[[BreakTheCutie It]]'' ''[[DysfunctionJunction wasn't]]''.
17th Dec '16 9:55:23 PM LBHills
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* Milked for all its comedic worth in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Adam West rolls around in nuclear waste in order to gain superpowers -- and gets lymphoma. The doctor who he explains this to is taking this all in, and concludes that Adam West is an idiot -- much as someone would do were this same feat attempted in RealLife. The catch? Earlier in the story, the Griffins had gained superpowers in a manner quite similar, and Adam West's rolling around in the waste was part of a desperate plot to put a stop to their evil dominion over the town. Of course, he still succeeds -- the Griffins feel extremely guilty realizing that Adam West got lymphoma just because they were using their superpowers to be [[EvilIsPetty petty jerks]].

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* Milked for all its comedic worth in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Adam West rolls around in nuclear waste in order to gain superpowers -- and gets lymphoma. The doctor who he explains this to is taking this all in, and concludes that Adam West is an idiot -- much as someone would do were this same feat attempted in RealLife. The catch? Earlier irony is that earlier in the story, the Griffins had gained superpowers in a manner quite similar, and Adam West's rolling around in the waste was part of a desperate plot to put a stop to their evil dominion over the town. Of course, he still succeeds -- the Griffins feel extremely guilty realizing that Adam West got lymphoma just because they were using their superpowers to be [[EvilIsPetty petty jerks]].
28th Sep '16 7:12:20 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Theatre/TheAddamsFamily'', Gomez tells the giant squid in the cellar that this is why the United States has the Electoral College. (Used as a throwaway joke.)
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6th Sep '16 9:01:31 PM RoseUnity
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* There are some who could argue this Trope explains every decision made in the entire length and breadth of '''HUMAN HISTORY'''.
23rd Aug '16 9:46:43 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In ''Toys/TheTrashPack'' webseries episode "Snot My Problem", Trash-A-Pillar and Scummy Screen feel this way when it comes to a link.
-->'''Blow Fly:''' What did you do?!
-->'''Trash-A-Pillar:''' Uh, nothing! I just clicked on this little link that said [[TooDumbToLive “Download this virus to win one million dollars”!]]
-->'''Scummy Screen:''' ''(Congested and obviously ill-looking)'' It seemed like a good deal at the time…
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