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17th Oct '17 10:25:54 AM Rytex
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* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', the titular Grand Admiral muses that perhaps the greatest reason why the Rebel Alliance, now the New Republic, was so successful and stayed alive where other rebellions failed was because they [[RefugeInAudacity had the audacity]] to enact [[CrazyEnoughToWork strategies that looked absolutely insane]] ([[Film/StarWarsANewHope such as sending a bunch of snub fighters to take on a planet-destroying battlestation]])

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* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', the titular Grand Admiral muses that perhaps the greatest reason why the Rebel Alliance, now the New Republic, was so successful and stayed alive where other rebellions failed was because they [[RefugeInAudacity had the audacity]] to enact [[CrazyEnoughToWork strategies that looked absolutely insane]] ([[Film/StarWarsANewHope such as sending a bunch of snub fighters to take on a planet-destroying battlestation]])battlestation]]).
17th Oct '17 10:25:39 AM Rytex
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* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', the titular Grand Admiral muses that perhaps the greatest reason why the Rebel Alliance, now the New Republic, was so successful and stayed alive where other rebellions failed was because they [[RefugeInAudacity had the audacity]] to enact [[CrazyEnoughToWork strategies that looked absolutely insane]] ([[Film/StarWarsANewHope such as sending a bunch of snub fighters to take on a planet-destroying battlestation]])
9th Oct '16 5:18:33 AM erforce
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* Captain Jack Sparrow rides on a wave of such loopholes through the three ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies.
** In the fourth one, efforts are made to make it look more planned than stumbled through. YMMV on how good of a choice that was.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
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Captain Jack Sparrow rides on a wave of such loopholes through the three ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies.
** In the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth one, one]], efforts are made to make it look more planned than stumbled through. YMMV on how good of a choice that was.
9th Aug '16 5:25:19 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''WinstonChurchill''', or '''OttoVonBismarck'''...somebody said it...

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-->-- '''WinstonChurchill''', '''UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill''', or '''OttoVonBismarck'''...'''UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck'''...somebody said it...
25th Jun '16 10:37:26 AM SlimSkeeter
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** In the fourth one, efforts are made to make it look more planned than stumbled through. YMMV on how good of a choice that was.
22nd Jun '16 6:14:52 AM Paireon
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* Joan of Arc. One of the reasons she was so successful in warfare was because [[CrazyEnoughToWork her strategies were so crazy that her enemies were caught completely off-guard]].

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* Joan of Arc.UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc. One of the reasons she was so successful in warfare was because [[CrazyEnoughToWork her strategies were so crazy that her enemies were caught completely off-guard]].
22nd Jun '16 6:12:57 AM Paireon
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* David Gemmell's ''Echoes of the Great Song'' has an Elric style Failing ex Master Race. They are attacked by invaders from another world and the book ends with a suicide mission to blow up the enemy ammunition dump. The only survivor is the one who disabled the Stun Setting on his Laser Bow because he can't think of any time he would point it at anything without wanting to kill it.

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* David Gemmell's ''Echoes of the Great Song'' has an Elric style [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]]-style Failing ex Master Race.ex-MasterRace. They are attacked by invaders from another world and the book ends with a suicide mission to blow up the enemy ammunition dump. The only survivor is the one who disabled the Stun Setting on his Laser Bow because he can't think of any time he would point it at anything without wanting to kill it.
19th Feb '16 1:21:37 AM Pastykake
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** Which is actually a PlotPoint: he's protected from harm by an [[EldritchAbomination exceptionally malevolent]] WeirdnessCensor. [[spoiler: Which is dispelled by the end of the series, necessitating a WalkTheEarth ending.]]

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** Which is It's actually a PlotPoint: he's protected from harm by an [[EldritchAbomination exceptionally malevolent]] WeirdnessCensor. [[spoiler: Which WeirdnessCensor [[spoiler:which is dispelled by the end of the series, necessitating a WalkTheEarth ending.]]



* Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal's character, Raven, in ''CecilBDemented'' definitely qualifies as the craziest of the Sprocket Holes (and that's saying something). Making this example particularly egregious is when Honey Whitlock (Creator/MelanieGriffith's character) is being arrested, Raven actually calls to her, to tell her the movie's finished, and throws Honey a devil-kiss, and ''not one cop'' notices her, as she then hides in the back of a hearse.

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* Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal's character, Raven, in ''CecilBDemented'' ''Film/CecilBDemented'' definitely qualifies as the craziest of the Sprocket Holes (and that's saying something). Making this example particularly egregious is when Honey Whitlock (Creator/MelanieGriffith's character) is being arrested, Raven actually calls to her, to tell her the movie's finished, and throws Honey a devil-kiss, and ''not one cop'' notices her, as she then hides in the back of a hearse.



* He's not ''completely'' crazy (probably) but it has been proposed that one of the reasons that the {{Big Bad}}s generally spare [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor's]] life is that they're genuinely curious about [[CloudCuckoolander the way his mind works]]. (Of course, narrative causality probably carries a bit of weight too...)

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* He's ''Series/DoctorWho''. The Doctor's not ''completely'' crazy (probably) but it has been proposed that one of the reasons that the {{Big Bad}}s generally spare [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor's]] his life is that they're genuinely curious about [[CloudCuckoolander the way his mind works]]. (Of course, narrative causality probably carries a bit of weight too...)



* Cyclonus[=/=]Snow Cat was one of the few named Decepticons to survive both ''TransformersArmada'' and ''TransformersEnergon''.

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* Cyclonus[=/=]Snow Cat was is one of the few named Decepticons to survive both ''TransformersArmada'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersArmada'' and ''TransformersEnergon''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersEnergon''.



* Joan of Arc. One of the reasons she was so successful in warfare was because [[CrazyEnoughToWork her strategies were so crazy, her enemies were caught completely off guard]].

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* Joan of Arc. One of the reasons she was so successful in warfare was because [[CrazyEnoughToWork her strategies were so crazy, crazy that her enemies were caught completely off guard]].off-guard]].
19th Feb '16 1:15:36 AM Pastykake
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->''God looks out for fools, drunks, [[InfantImmortality little children]], [[{{Eagleland}} and the United States of America]].''

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->''God looks out for fools, drunks, [[InfantImmortality little children]], [[{{Eagleland}} children, and the United States of America]].America.''



So you've organized this [[TheCaper major heist]], with a motley [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits team of criminals of all different personalities]], which has GoneHorriblyWrong, and the whole [[BolivianArmyEnding Bolivian army]] is at your doorstep. Things look dire. But you can be assured of one thing: The batshit insane one ''will'' get away, and probably go on to have adventures of their own.

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So you've organized this [[TheCaper major heist]], with a motley [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits team of criminals of all different personalities]], which has GoneHorriblyWrong, and the whole [[BolivianArmyEnding Bolivian army]] is at your doorstep. Things look dire. But you can be assured of one thing: The batshit insane one ''will'' get away, and probably go on to have adventures of their his own.
8th Oct '15 4:07:37 PM nombretomado
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* Johnny from ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, manages to avoid being arrested for or even suspected of any of his murders. This trope is taken to an extreme as said murders include draining the blood of a flower vendor, on a crowded street in broad daylight, with numerous horrified witnesses present.

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* Johnny from ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, manages to avoid being arrested for or even suspected of any of his murders. This trope is taken to an extreme as said murders include draining the blood of a flower vendor, on a crowded street in broad daylight, with numerous horrified witnesses present.
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