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22nd Jun '16 12:58:15 PM battlegrinder
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** Except that the large and impressive-looking Kazon ships have no shield technology, meaning they automatically lose against anyone with Federation transporters (which could [[TeleportersAndTransporters Set Them Up The Bomb]] or just beam their reactor core into their command bridge or vice versa)

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** Except that the large and impressive-looking Kazon ships have no shield technology, meaning they automatically lose against anyone with Federation transporters (which could [[TeleportersAndTransporters Set Them Up The Bomb]] or just beam their reactor core into their command bridge or vice versa)
3rd May '16 9:38:17 PM HellishCalamari
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* ''Film/Hellraiser'' is the story of a woman named Julia who kills men and collects their blood in order to revive a former lover. A visit to a blood bank would have solved her problem in a much less grisly way.

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* ''Film/Hellraiser'' ''Franchise/Hellraiser'' is the story of a woman named Julia who kills men and collects their blood in order to revive a former lover. A visit to a blood bank would have solved her problem in a much less grisly way.
3rd May '16 9:34:07 PM HellishCalamari
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* "Film/Hellraiser" is the story of a woman named Julia who kills men and collects their blood in order to revive a former lover. A visit to a blood bank would have solved her problem in a much less grisly way.

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* "Film/Hellraiser" ''Film/Hellraiser'' is the story of a woman named Julia who kills men and collects their blood in order to revive a former lover. A visit to a blood bank would have solved her problem in a much less grisly way.
3rd May '16 9:33:44 PM HellishCalamari
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* "Film/Hellraiser" is the story of a woman named Julia who kills men and collects their blood in order to revive a former lover. A visit to a blood bank would have solved her problem in a much less grisly way.
11th Sep '15 9:50:23 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''BlueBeetle'' when Dani Garrett is about to fly her ship into a volcano, and Jaime asks if she's sure it can survive it.

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* Subverted in ''BlueBeetle'' ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'' when Dani Garrett is about to fly her ship into a volcano, and Jaime asks if she's sure it can survive it.
7th Jun '15 9:44:40 PM GoldenSeals
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To be fair, in many dramas, it is "the only way" in the messed-up mindset of the character saying it -- television characters are frequently [[GenreBlindness less reasonable]] and more focused than real people.

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To be fair, in In many dramas, it is "the only way" in the messed-up mindset of the character saying it -- television characters are frequently [[GenreBlindness less reasonable]] and more focused than real people.



* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': "I say we take off and [[HowtoInvadeanAlienPlanet nuke the entire site from orbit]]. It's the only way to be sure."
** To be fair it was probably justified at that point. [[spoiler:Every colonist save one was long since dead and the majority of the marines were either KIA or awaiting a FateWorseThanDeath. Not to mention everyone save the corporate stooge was 100% on board with denying [[MegaCorp Weyland-Yutani]] their murderous, murderous prize by this point.]]

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* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': "I say we take off and [[HowtoInvadeanAlienPlanet nuke the entire site from orbit]]. It's the only way to be sure."
** To be fair
" And it was probably justified at wasn't that point. [[spoiler:Every bad an idea because [[spoiler:every colonist save one was long since dead and the majority of the marines were either KIA or awaiting a FateWorseThanDeath. Not to mention everyone save the corporate stooge was 100% on board with denying [[MegaCorp Weyland-Yutani]] their murderous, murderous prize by this point.]]
8th Apr '15 9:45:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied (kind of) in the movie ''SnakesOnAPlane'', where the villain releases hundreds of venomous snakes onto a plane containing a single person he wishes to kill. When one of his lackeys wonders if there might have been a simpler plan with a higher chance of success, the villain snaps something to the effect of, "Do you think I didn't exhaust every other option?"

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* Parodied (kind of) in the movie ''SnakesOnAPlane'', ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'', where the villain releases hundreds of venomous snakes onto a plane containing a single person he wishes to kill. When one of his lackeys wonders if there might have been a simpler plan with a higher chance of success, the villain snaps something to the effect of, "Do you think I didn't exhaust every other option?"



* [[JustifiedTrope Weirdly justified]] in ''{{Transmorphers}}'': A nuclear bomb needs to be placed next to a reactor. They attempt to throw it in, which is (of course) unsuccessful. So, our hero decides to put it in himself, despite the requisite 100% chance of death. [[spoiler:Turns out he's actually an android, and therefore the only one capable of fooling the defense system, which is programmed to sense only organic material]]. It's no less melodramatic, though.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Weirdly justified]] in ''{{Transmorphers}}'': ''Film/{{Transmorphers}}'': A nuclear bomb needs to be placed next to a reactor. They attempt to throw it in, which is (of course) unsuccessful. So, our hero decides to put it in himself, despite the requisite 100% chance of death. [[spoiler:Turns out he's actually an android, and therefore the only one capable of fooling the defense system, which is programmed to sense only organic material]]. It's no less melodramatic, though.
10th Mar '15 12:28:42 PM TheUnsquished
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* Subverted in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' when Galatea concludes [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20101120.html her new invention has to be destroyed]] before it falls into the wrong hands.

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* Subverted in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' when Galatea concludes [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20101120.html her new invention has to be destroyed]] before it falls into the wrong hands.
1st Aug '14 6:05:22 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* Particularly glaring in the second and third ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies. In the second, Jean Grey sacrifices herself, supposedly because it's the only way to save the team; there has been considerable debate among fans about the ''multiple'' other ways they could have survived, or ways she could have saved them that would not have involved her death.

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* Particularly glaring in the second and third ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies. In the second, ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Jean Grey sacrifices herself, supposedly because it's the only way to save the team; there has been considerable debate among fans about the ''multiple'' other ways they could have survived, or ways she could have saved them that would not have involved her death.
7th Jan '14 8:59:07 AM hbi2k
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* Spoken by Gollum in ''[[LordOfTheRings Return of the King]]''. However, the plan was not so much ridiculous as dangerous, Gollum was nervous to have Frodo do it, and Frodo had no idea what the plan was, because it involved Gollum feeding him to a giant spider. Still, the way Frodo intended to go was suicidal at best.
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