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17th Jan '17 9:25:08 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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In many cases, the Last Plan Standing is [[NonIndicativeName nothing of the sort]] - the winner is simply someone who [[GoldenSnitch happened to be in the right place in the right time and seized victory]] while all the other players had their attention elsewhere.

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In many cases, the Last Plan Standing is [[NonIndicativeName nothing of the sort]] - -- the winner is simply someone who [[GoldenSnitch happened to be in the right place in the right time and seized victory]] while all the other players had their attention elsewhere.
30th Nov '16 1:30:43 PM N1KF
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In many cases, the LastPlanStanding is [[NonIndicativeName nothing of the sort]] - the winner is simply someone who [[GoldenSnitch happened to be in the right place in the right time and seized victory]] while all the other players had their attention elsewhere.

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In many cases, the LastPlanStanding Last Plan Standing is [[NonIndicativeName nothing of the sort]] - the winner is simply someone who [[GoldenSnitch happened to be in the right place in the right time and seized victory]] while all the other players had their attention elsewhere.



* [[EvilHand Liquid Snake]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. His only real involvement with the plan was getting Solid Snake involved so that he was able to be released. However, the enormous circle of backstabbing between Dead Cell, Solidus, Olga and Ocelot cancelled them out to the point he was able to abscond with RAY. [[spoiler: On a bigger scale, the Patriots managed to get ''exactly'' what they wanted out of the situation, successfully testing both their mind control system ''and'' eliminating one of their major enemies.]] And in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', [[spoiler: ''Big Boss'' returns from the dead to effectively reveal ''himself'' as the LastPlanStanding for the entire series - the entire events of [=MGS2=] ''and'' [=MGS4=] were engineered to free the world from the grip of the Patriots.]]

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* [[EvilHand Liquid Snake]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. His only real involvement with the plan was getting Solid Snake involved so that he was able to be released. However, the enormous circle of backstabbing between Dead Cell, Solidus, Olga and Ocelot cancelled them out to the point he was able to abscond with RAY. [[spoiler: On a bigger scale, the Patriots managed to get ''exactly'' what they wanted out of the situation, successfully testing both their mind control system ''and'' eliminating one of their major enemies.]] And in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', [[spoiler: ''Big Boss'' returns from the dead to effectively reveal ''himself'' as the LastPlanStanding Last Plan Standing for the entire series - the entire events of [=MGS2=] ''and'' [=MGS4=] were engineered to free the world from the grip of the Patriots.]]
9th Oct '16 5:55:25 AM erforce
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* Happens in every ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie to date, but especially ''Dead Man's Chest'', with [[spoiler: Norrington]] emerging as the surprise victor.

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* Happens in every ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie to date, but especially ''Dead ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest'', Chest]]'', with [[spoiler: Norrington]] emerging as the surprise victor.



* On Series/{{Lost}}, when the dust finally settles after all the years of scheming and back stabbing between Jack, Locke, Ben, Widmore, Jacob, and the Smoke Monster, it is kind-hearted Hurley who comes to rule the island.

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* On Series/{{Lost}}, ''Series/{{Lost}}'', when the dust finally settles after all the years of scheming and back stabbing between Jack, Locke, Ben, Widmore, Jacob, and the Smoke Monster, it is kind-hearted Hurley who comes to rule the island.



* Simon at the end of Tad Williams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy is at least a partial example.

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* Simon at the end of Tad Williams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy is at least a partial example.



* [[EvilHand Liquid Snake]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. His only real involvement with the plan was getting Solid Snake involved so that he was able to be released. However, the enormous circle of backstabbing between Dead Cell, Solidus, Olga and Ocelot cancelled them out to the point he was able to abscond with RAY. [[spoiler: On a bigger scale, the Patriots managed to get ''exactly'' what they wanted out of the situation, successfully testing both their mind control system ''and'' eliminating one of their major enemies.]] And in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', [[spoiler: ''Big Boss'' returns from the dead to effectively reveal ''himself'' as the LastPlanStanding for the entire series - the entire events of [=MGS2=] ''and'' [=MGS4=] were engineered to free the world from the grip of the Patriots.]]

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* [[EvilHand Liquid Snake]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. His only real involvement with the plan was getting Solid Snake involved so that he was able to be released. However, the enormous circle of backstabbing between Dead Cell, Solidus, Olga and Ocelot cancelled them out to the point he was able to abscond with RAY. [[spoiler: On a bigger scale, the Patriots managed to get ''exactly'' what they wanted out of the situation, successfully testing both their mind control system ''and'' eliminating one of their major enemies.]] And in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', [[spoiler: ''Big Boss'' returns from the dead to effectively reveal ''himself'' as the LastPlanStanding for the entire series - the entire events of [=MGS2=] ''and'' [=MGS4=] were engineered to free the world from the grip of the Patriots.]]
6th Oct '16 4:08:27 PM zookx1
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', a world full of [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastards]] and God Wannabes; the one who benefits most from all the conflicts is the new Führer Grumman, whose master plan to seize control is essentially 'Keep your head down and say nothing'.
18th Jul '15 6:22:04 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheHouseOfTudor Henry VII of England]] was this, both in RealLife and in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's play ''Theatre/RichardIII''.

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* [[TheHouseOfTudor [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor Henry VII of England]] was this, both in RealLife and in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's play ''Theatre/RichardIII''.
4th Jul '15 10:32:28 AM nombretomado
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* By the end of ''LegacyOfKain: Defiance'', Raziel finally stops being manipulated by everyone, and [[spoiler:lets himself be absorbed by the Reaver, so that Kain can use the Reaver to defeat the Elder God]].

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* By the end of ''LegacyOfKain: ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Defiance'', Raziel finally stops being manipulated by everyone, and [[spoiler:lets himself be absorbed by the Reaver, so that Kain can use the Reaver to defeat the Elder God]].
13th May '15 11:36:55 AM Exusia
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', [[spoiler: Delita marries Princess Ovelia and is crowned King Delita.]] However, this example is actually subverted. [[spoiler: Delita is stabbed by Ovelia, and stabs her in return. Even if he does survive, he has lost everything that he was fighting for in his quest for power, and hundreds of years later, the revelation of the Durai Papers vindicates Ramza as the real hero of the game of the war]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', [[spoiler: Delita marries Princess Ovelia and is crowned King Delita.]] However, this example is actually subverted. [[spoiler: Delita is stabbed by Ovelia, and stabs her in return. Even if he does survive, he has lost everything that he was fighting for in his quest for power, and hundreds of years later, the revelation of the Durai Papers vindicates Ramza as the real hero of the game of the war]]
war.]]
* Of the many agendas from Dealer in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce 3'', only one really comes to fruition, and that's [[spoiler:Heartless betraying them and using Meteor G as a means to contact Kelvin.]]
3rd Jul '14 9:35:02 AM rexpensive
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* Arabia and the Middle East were fought over by the Ottoman Empire, Germany, Britain and France, who were aided by the Rashidis (allied with the Ottomans), the Hashemites (allied with Britain), and the Saudis (led by AbdulAzizIbnSaud), along with others such as the Bedouins and the Ikhwan. As the region (plus a good deal more of the area) is now known as ''Saudi'' Arabia, it's clear who won. The Hashemites came in second, holding much of Mesopotamia and remaining in power in Jordan today. Most of the rest of the regional powers were devastated and replaced by entirely new states.

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* Arabia and the Middle East were fought over by the Ottoman Empire, Germany, Britain and France, who were aided by the Rashidis (allied with the Ottomans), the Hashemites (allied with Britain), and the Saudis (led by AbdulAzizIbnSaud), UsefulNotes/AbdulAzizIbnSaud), along with others such as the Bedouins and the Ikhwan. As the region (plus a good deal more of the area) is now known as ''Saudi'' Arabia, it's clear who won. The Hashemites came in second, holding much of Mesopotamia and remaining in power in Jordan today. Most of the rest of the regional powers were devastated and replaced by entirely new states.
24th May '14 10:35:44 AM MrThorfan64
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** Actually he doesn't come across as this in the play, which does a HistoricalHeroUpgrade on him, portraying him as the rightful King. Also many people forget that other Yorkists attempted this on him.
30th Oct '13 7:49:14 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* [[EvilHand Liquid Snake]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. His only real involvement with the plan was getting Solid Snake involved so that he was able to be released. However, the enormous circle of backstabbing between Dead Cell, Solidus, Olga and Ocelot cancelled them out to the point he was able to abscond with RAY. [[spoiler: On a bigger scale, the Patriots managed to get ''exactly'' what they wanted out of the situation, successfully testing both their mind control system ''and'' eliminating one of their major enemies.]] And in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', [[spoiler: ''Big Boss'' returns from the dead to effectively reveal ''himself'' as the LastPlanStanding for the entire series - the entire events of MGS2 ''and'' MGS4 were engineered to free the world from the grip of the Patriots.]]

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* [[EvilHand Liquid Snake]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. His only real involvement with the plan was getting Solid Snake involved so that he was able to be released. However, the enormous circle of backstabbing between Dead Cell, Solidus, Olga and Ocelot cancelled them out to the point he was able to abscond with RAY. [[spoiler: On a bigger scale, the Patriots managed to get ''exactly'' what they wanted out of the situation, successfully testing both their mind control system ''and'' eliminating one of their major enemies.]] And in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', [[spoiler: ''Big Boss'' returns from the dead to effectively reveal ''himself'' as the LastPlanStanding for the entire series - the entire events of MGS2 [=MGS2=] ''and'' MGS4 [=MGS4=] were engineered to free the world from the grip of the Patriots.]]
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