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23rd Apr '16 7:57:56 AM MeleKalikimaka
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'': Zurg tries to be GenreSavvy by [[EvilGloating gloating]] without giving Buzz any specific information he could use to foil his EvilPlan.
-->'''Zurg:''' There's this place, and I'm going to destroy it, in a way they would never expect.
-->'''Buzz:''' Sweet mother of Venus! [[BatDeduction You're going to destroy Capital Planet with a secret attack fleet launched through a trans-spacial warp!]]
-->'''Zurg:''' [[OhCrap No! How did you do that?]]
20th Apr '16 9:20:37 AM emeriin
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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Devil'', Shya-Amon has Critic helpless on the floor, but decides to talk at him instead of doing his usual talent-bending MindRape.
6th Apr '16 5:30:38 AM Adept
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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', an [[DarkMessiah Infernal Exalt]] who has offended his or her demonic masters can atone by behaving like a CardCarryingVillain. One method is called "Infernal Genius Declaration," and involves showing off to a captured and helpless enemy by delivering a monologue describing his or her evil plan in great detail. The Infernal will receive this atonement, incidentally, whether this monologue leads to their plans being thwarted or not.
* ''CarWars''. ''Autoduel Quarterly'' magazine Volume 7 #2, adventure "Mutant Zone". If the {{PC}}s are captured they're taken to Blob, the mutants' leader, who explains his plans to use braintape technology to put the mutants' minds into the brains of human beings.
* ''{{Champions}}'' adventure ''The Coriolis Effect''. After the Black Enchantress captures the heroes and takes away their powers she explains her plans to them.

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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', an [[DarkMessiah Infernal Exalt]] who has offended his or her demonic masters can atone by behaving like a CardCarryingVillain. One method is called "Infernal Genius Declaration," and involves showing off to a captured and helpless enemy by delivering a monologue describing his or her evil plan in great detail. The Infernal will receive this atonement, incidentally, whether this monologue leads to their plans being thwarted or not.
* ''CarWars''.''TabletopGame/CarWars''. ''Autoduel Quarterly'' magazine Volume 7 #2, adventure "Mutant Zone". If the {{PC}}s are captured they're taken to Blob, the mutants' leader, who explains his plans to use braintape technology to put the mutants' minds into the brains of human beings.
* ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' adventure ''The Coriolis Effect''. After the Black Enchantress captures the heroes and takes away their powers she explains her plans to them.
20th Mar '16 3:01:03 PM ultimomant
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* Senator Roark gives one to John Hartigan in ''SinCity''. Unlike most versions of this trope, the Senator is getting away with it and they both know it.

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* Senator Roark gives one to John Hartigan in ''SinCity''.''Comicbook/SinCity''. Unlike most versions of this trope, the Senator is getting away with it and they both know it.


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* In ''Fanfic/SuzumiyaHaruhiNoIndex'', when Terra of the Left kidnaps Kyon, Kyon asks him to explain how his powers work and his goals while they wait for his plan to go into motion. Terra egotistically agrees, saying that since Kyon doesn't have any powers nor fighting skills, there is no way he can possibly use this information to his advantage. He's right, but Kyon was counting on Kaori Kanzaki coming to rescue him. She eavesdropped on his exposition and used that knowledge to defeat him. Plus, Acqua of the Back was also eavesdropping and heard about how Terra was planning to betray God's Right Seat, so he punishes him after the battle.
19th Mar '16 10:19:53 PM SmugTrope
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had one of these in the episode And Then There Were Fewer, where [[spoiler:Lois discovers that Diane Simmons was the killer of [[NotQuiteDead James Woods]], Stephanie, [[KilledOffForReal Muriel Goldman]], Derek Wilcox, and Priscilla while blaming Tom Tucker for the crimes. Diane decides to explain to her that it was all part of her plan to take revenge on James and Tom for breaking up with her and costing her her job respectively.]]
19th Mar '16 6:16:29 AM Hossmeister
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17th Mar '16 3:49:19 AM SmugTrope
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Villains have an urge to [[EvilGloating gloat]]. There's something irresistible about twisting the knife that last little bit before finishing things. Rather than activate the needlessly complicated DeathTrap right away, they will pause to outline their EvilPlan to the hero and often including information on how to stop it. [[BondVillainStupidity This can give the hero the time they need to escape]], but just as often the hero will simply sit there and wait. It's rude to [[TalkToTheFist interrupt someone when they chat before trying to kill you]]. Of course, on the other hand, trying to pull this kind of speech on a PragmaticHero or an AntiHero can quite easily and even literally blow up in the villain's face.

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Villains have an urge to [[EvilGloating gloat]]. There's something irresistible about twisting the knife that last little bit before finishing things. Rather than activate the needlessly complicated DeathTrap right away, they will pause to outline their EvilPlan to the hero and often including information on how to stop it. [[BondVillainStupidity This can give the hero the time they need to escape]], but just as often the hero will simply sit there and wait. It's rude to [[TalkToTheFist interrupt someone when they chat before trying to kill you]]. Of course, on the other hand, trying to pull this kind of speech on a PragmaticHero or an AntiHero can quite easily and even literally [[ShutUpHannibal blow up in the villain's face.
face]].
1st Mar '16 2:16:41 PM HeraldAlberich
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* LampshadeHanging in the film ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', where the villain's penchant to elaborately explain their nefarious plans is dubbed "monologuing" by the heroes. Syndrome falls for it anyway -- which is entirely plausible; he wants Mr. Incredible to ''know'' how great he is -- [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy but he quickly catches himself]].
-->'''Syndrome:''' "You sly dog, you got me monologuing."

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* LampshadeHanging in the film ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', where the villain's villains' penchant to elaborately explain their nefarious plans is dubbed "monologuing" by the heroes. Syndrome falls for it anyway -- which anyway--which is entirely plausible; he wants Mr. Incredible to ''know'' how great he is -- [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy is--[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy but he quickly catches himself]].
-->'''Syndrome:''' "You You sly dog, you got me monologuing."monologuing! I can't believe it!



** Subverted in the very first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo'', though not with the BigBad or even TheDragon, but a mere EvilMinion, Dr. Dent. He says, "You might as well know, as you won't live to use the information. I'm working for —" and in a swift motion, Dent grabs his gun and aims it at Bond, who replies with one of his most famous [[PreMortemOneLiner Pre-Mortem One-Liners]]: "That's a Smith and Wesson, and you've had your six."

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** Subverted in the very first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo'', though not with the BigBad or even TheDragon, but a mere EvilMinion, Dr. Dent. He says, "You might as well know, as you won't live to use the information. I'm working for —" for—" and in a swift motion, Dent grabs his gun and aims it at Bond, who replies with one of his most famous [[PreMortemOneLiner Pre-Mortem One-Liners]]: "That's a Smith and Wesson, and you've had your six."



-->'''Film/JamesBond:''' What do you intend to do with those diamonds?
-->'''Blofeld:''' An excellent question. And one which will be hanging on the lips of the world quite soon. If I were to break the news to anyone, it would be to you first. You know that. But it's late, I'm tired, and there's so much left to do. Good night, Mr Bond.
*** Later on when Bond arrives at the oil rig base Blofeld gives him the grand tour and explains his plans fully. Justified since the plan is to hold the world hostage with a KillSat for money- and he's already made his demands and threat known, and is only telling Bond what targets he might choose. Bond has already figured out how to stop it as well.
** Mild inversion in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''- the EvilPlan turns out to be ''less'' heinous (though still heinous) than what the heroes thought it was (they thought Carver was trying to start WorldWarIII ForTheEvulz and for rating; he's ''actually'' in a BigBadDuumvirate ([[OffstageVillainy of sorts]]) aimed at installing a new Chinese government via nuking the old one and blaming it on the British, with his ally emerging as a VillainWithGoodPublicity when he takes over the country and negotiates a truce (Carver is still after ratings). Also a perfect example of how Bond movies subvert this trope- they were ''already'' trying to foil his plan before he even explained it.

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-->'''Film/JamesBond:''' ---->'''Film/JamesBond:''' What do you intend to do with those diamonds?
-->'''Blofeld:'''
diamonds?\\
'''Blofeld:'''
An excellent question. And one which will be hanging on the lips of the world quite soon. If I were to break the news to anyone, it would be to you first. You know that. But it's late, I'm tired, and there's so much left to do. Good night, Mr Mr. Bond.
*** Later on on, when Bond arrives at the oil rig base base, Blofeld gives him the grand tour and explains his plans fully. Justified since the plan is to hold the world hostage with a KillSat for money- and money--and he's already made his demands and threat known, and is only telling Bond what targets he might choose. Bond has already figured out how to stop it as well.
** Mild inversion in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''- the ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''--the EvilPlan turns out to be ''less'' heinous (though still heinous) than what the heroes thought it was (they thought Carver was trying to start WorldWarIII ForTheEvulz and for rating; ratings; he's ''actually'' in a BigBadDuumvirate ([[OffstageVillainy of sorts]]) aimed at installing a new Chinese government via nuking the old one and blaming it on the British, with his ally emerging as a VillainWithGoodPublicity when he takes over the country and negotiates a truce (Carver is still after ratings). Also a perfect example of how Bond movies subvert this trope- they trope--they were ''already'' trying to foil his plan before he even explained it.



'''Anna Valerious:''' ''(Drives a stake through her chest)'' I think if you're going to kill somebody, kill them! Don't stand around talking about it!

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'''Anna Valerious:''' ''(Drives ''[drives a stake through her chest)'' chest]'' I think if you're going to kill somebody, kill them! Don't stand around talking about it!



-->'''Kirk:''' ''No! No! Of all the -- son of a -- Couldn't you have waited two seconds? They were just about to tell us the whole thing!''
-->'''Chekov:''' ''You want to go back?''
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' ''Absolutely not!''
* In ''Film/IronMan1'', [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane gets to do this with Tony Stark. He paralyzes Tony with a sonic device which has effects lasting 15 minutes, and proceeds to remove the arc generator from his chest, gloating all the way. The flaw in this plan is that Stane doesn't know there is an old generator Tony can use, but due to the temporary paralysis, it comes much closer to working than similar gloating plans.]] This is also an interesting variation in that the gloating didn't actually harm the villain's plans... He had to tip his hand [[spoiler:to get the generator, which was after all ''attached'' to our hero]], anyway.

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-->'''Kirk:''' ''No! No! No! Of all the -- the-- son of a -- a-- Couldn't you have waited two seconds? They were just about to tell us the whole thing!''
-->'''Chekov:''' ''You
thing!\\
'''Chekov:''' You
want to go back?''
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' ''Absolutely not!''
back?\\
'''[=McCoy=]:''' Absolutely not!
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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In ''Film/IronMan1'', [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane gets to do this with Tony Stark. He paralyzes Tony with a sonic device which has effects lasting 15 minutes, and proceeds to remove the arc generator from his chest, gloating all the way. The flaw in this plan is that Stane doesn't know there is an old generator Tony can use, but due to the temporary paralysis, it comes much closer to working than similar gloating plans.]] This is also an interesting variation in that the gloating didn't actually harm the villain's plans... He had to tip his hand [[spoiler:to get the generator, which was after all ''attached'' to our hero]], anyway.



*** Although Ultron's not above [[spoiler:capturing Black Widow]] and keeping her alive for a spot of EvilGloating, alluding to his plan to [[spoiler:rip Sokovia out of the ground and use it for a ColonyDrop.]] Justified - he wants someone to know how brilliant he's being, since his AI's at least partially based on [[Film/IronMan an infamous narcissist.]]

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*** Although Ultron's not above [[spoiler:capturing Black Widow]] and keeping her alive for a spot of EvilGloating, alluding to his plan to [[spoiler:rip Sokovia out of the ground and use it for a ColonyDrop.]] Justified - he Justified--he wants someone to know how brilliant he's being, since his AI's at least partially based on [[Film/IronMan an infamous narcissist.]]


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* ''Literature/DarkLordTheRiseOfDarthVader'': Vader is agreeable to answering his WorthyOpponent's questions, but at least waits until Shryne is [[spoiler:already dying]] before he reveals his and Sidious's true identities, as well as the truth of the war and Order 66.
24th Feb '16 7:59:24 PM jamespolk
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* In FiveGravesToCairo, the captive British officers egg Rommel into explaining his Cunning Plan as involuntary double agent Bramble eavesdrops. He finally catches on and snaps "I offered you twenty questions, that was twenty-one!"

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* In FiveGravesToCairo, ''Film/FiveGravesToCairo'', the captive British officers egg Rommel into explaining his Cunning Plan as involuntary double agent Bramble eavesdrops. He finally catches on and snaps "I offered you twenty questions, that was twenty-one!"
21st Feb '16 11:02:30 AM nombretomado
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** Exploited with Black Widow's interrogation style in ''Film/TheAvengers''. She fakes being a [[DistressedDamsel helpless]] and/or [[FragileFlower emotional]] [[TheChick damsel]] until the villain lets his guard down and spills the beans. Then [[GlacierWaif she shows him his error]].

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** Exploited with Black Widow's interrogation style in ''Film/TheAvengers''.''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. She fakes being a [[DistressedDamsel helpless]] and/or [[FragileFlower emotional]] [[TheChick damsel]] until the villain lets his guard down and spills the beans. Then [[GlacierWaif she shows him his error]].
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