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19th Apr '18 9:46:55 AM dmcreif
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*** In "Into the Ring", Wesley admonishes Vladimir and Anatoly for letting one individual make short work of the men working their human trafficking operation at the docks. To which Leland Owlsley scoffs, "Again, I have to ask, why do we care! Every time one of these guys punches someone through a building, our margins go up 3%. We should be celebrating."
*** In "Condemned", Matt Murdock is holed up with Vladimir in an abandoned building, and overpowers a police officer who stumbles upon them, but not before the officer is able to call for help. Ben Urich, who'd just published a piece on Karen's leak of Fisk's corruption at Union Allied, is among the reporters at the scene. Wesley, tipped off by the crooked detectives in their pocket, warns Fisk that if Urich gets suspicious, they might have a problem. Fisk replies, "Problems are just opportunities that haven't presented themselves."

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*** In "Into the Ring", Wesley admonishes Vladimir and Anatoly for letting one individual in a mask make short work of the men working their human trafficking operation at the docks. To which Leland Owlsley scoffs, "Again, I have to ask, why do we care! Every time one of these guys punches someone through a building, our margins go up 3%. We should be celebrating."
*** In "Condemned", Matt Murdock is holed up with Vladimir in an abandoned building, and overpowers a police officer who stumbles upon them, but not before the officer is able to call for help. Ben Urich, who'd just published a piece on Karen's leak of Fisk's corruption at Union Allied, is among the reporters at the scene. scene, trying to get a statement from [[DirtyCop Detective Blake and Detective Hoffman]]. Wesley, tipped off by the crooked detectives in their pocket, warns Blake and Hoffman, tells Fisk that if Urich Ben gets suspicious, they might have a problem. Fisk replies, "Problems are just opportunities that haven't presented themselves."



*** It's implied that Councilwoman Mariah Dillard embezzled Chitauri invasion reconstruction grants money to fund the renovation of her cousin Cottonmouth's club.
*** Hammer Industries created the Judas bullet by reverse-engineering Chitauri metal.

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*** It's implied that Councilwoman Mariah Dillard embezzled Chitauri invasion Incident reconstruction grants money to fund the renovation of her cousin Cottonmouth's club.
*** Hammer Industries created the Judas bullet by reverse-engineering Chitauri alien metal.
17th Mar '18 2:39:12 AM Omeganian
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* In the 6th Century BC, Apollo's Temple in Delphi (the most important Greek Oracle) was burnt down. The Athenian noble family of Alcmaeonidae, exiled by the tyrant Peisistratos, rebuilt it at their own expense, thus gaining sufficient favor with the priests for them to manipulate Sparta into evicting Peisistratos' son out of Athens, allowing the Alcmaeonidae to return.
18th Feb '18 11:02:09 AM nombretomado
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** This is also how [[RedOctober the revolution of 1917]] came to pass - if not for UsefulNotes/WorldWarI's devastating effects on the country, it would've been much harder - if not impossible - to pull off.

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** This is also how [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober the revolution of 1917]] came to pass - if not for UsefulNotes/WorldWarI's devastating effects on the country, it would've been much harder - if not impossible - to pull off.
12th Jan '18 10:14:05 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/IronSky'', the President is squealing with delight upon hearing the news of the Moon Nazi invasion, claiming that every wartime President gets re-elected. [[spoiler:Of course, it's a ruse. She's actually a lizard-person, who helped orchestrate humanity's demise]].
12th Jan '18 10:11:56 AM ChronoLegion
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* As it turns out in the Soviet victory scenario in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', the entire Russian war effort was a {{plan}} by Kane to expand the USSR, then topple it, and use the ensuing chaos to strengthen the Brotherhood of Nod.

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* As it turns out in the Soviet victory scenario in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', the entire Russian war effort was a {{plan}} by Kane to expand the USSR, then topple it, and use the ensuing chaos to strengthen the Brotherhood of Nod. Many fans take the stance that the primary ''C&C'' games are set in the timeline where Kane's plan succeeded (i.e. the Allies lost the war), while the ''Red Alert'' games are set in the timeline where he failed (i.e. the Allies won).
31st Oct '17 4:24:36 PM thatmadork
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** Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish gives a great MotiveRant on the subject: "Chaos is a ladder..."

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** Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish gives a great MotiveRant on the subject: "Chaos is a ladder..."" Seriously, this is basically his life philosophy. Take a drink every time he uses a crisis to acquire more power, and make sure an ambulance is on hand for your alcohol poisoning.
23rd Oct '17 4:13:58 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has a heroic example in the death struggles of the dystopian future United States. Protagonist John Rumford and his fellow secessionists consider the downfall of their country a profound tragedy; but at the same time, the disasters that ultimately lead to the collapse are the very reason their bid for secession from the corrupt and increasingly totalitarian Federal Government can succeed.
3rd May '17 6:31:12 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', Kirk uses the oncoming threat to get back command of the ''Enterprise''.
29th Mar '17 7:42:06 AM dmcreif
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*** Hammer Industries created the Judas bullet by reverse-engineering Chitauri metal taken off their ships.

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*** Hammer Industries created the Judas bullet by reverse-engineering Chitauri metal taken off their ships.metal.
** ''Series/IronFist2017'': Among those that Bakuto's faction of the Hand have helped are kids who got orphaned by the Incident.
20th Mar '17 5:27:50 AM Euodiachloris
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* This is ''the'' primary tactic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRS8a8HjqFs Petyr Baelish]] uses in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', by his own admission. He creates crises to upset the status quo and to [[OpportunisticBastard take advantage of whatever opportunities then present themselves]] in the resulting chaos. The scale of this is hard to grasp in the earlier books, but it soon becomes apparent that [[spoiler:his destabilising actions could very well be said to be responsible for the entire war, at least in aggregate; just to name three of his numerous plots, he had Jon Arryn poisoned, he framed Tyrion Lannister for the attempted assassination of Bran Stark, and - perhaps most catastrophically - he put the Iron Throne over ''twenty million gold dragons'' in debt to the Iron Bank before getting himself reassigned to the Vale and well clear of the immediate blast radius that is likely to result through the flailings of his successors as Master of Coin when they fail to deal with it.]]

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* This is ''the'' primary tactic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRS8a8HjqFs Petyr Baelish]] uses in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', by his own admission. He creates crises to upset the status quo and to [[OpportunisticBastard take advantage of whatever opportunities then present themselves]] in the resulting chaos. The scale of this is hard to grasp in the earlier books, but it soon becomes apparent that [[spoiler:his destabilising actions could very well be said to be responsible for the entire war, at least in aggregate; just to name three of his numerous plots, he had Jon Arryn poisoned, he framed Tyrion Lannister for the attempted assassination of Bran Stark, and - perhaps most catastrophically - he put the Iron Throne over ''twenty million gold dragons'' in debt to the [[NGOSuperpower Iron Bank Bank]] before getting himself reassigned to the Vale and and, "incidentally", well clear of the immediate blast radius that is likely to result through the flailings of his successors as Master of Coin when they either fail to deal with it.understand the scope of it or fail to get the Crown to take the situation as seriously as it should.]]
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