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10th Sep '17 1:19:00 PM MrUnderhill
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** The page quote is from a glorious {{subversion}} that happens during the College of Winterhold storyline. Estormo ambushes you right after completing the Labyrinthian and obtaining the Staff of Magnus. In what might otherwise be a scripted cutscene, the game allows you to [[TalkToTheFist attack him at any time,]] even during his introductory speech. And the best part is that the very staff he's trying to take from you is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard almost tailor-made to bring him down]]: it inflicts ManaDrain, and he's a [[SquishyWizard squishy]] [[TheFairFolk Altmer mage]] who both relies on and is vulnerable to magic. [[CurbstompBattle You can guess the result.]]

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** *** The page quote is from a glorious {{subversion}} that happens during the College of Winterhold storyline. Estormo ambushes you right after completing the Labyrinthian and obtaining the Staff of Magnus. In what might otherwise be a scripted cutscene, the game allows you to [[TalkToTheFist attack him at any time,]] even during his introductory speech. And the best part is that the very staff he's trying to take from you is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard almost tailor-made to bring him down]]: it inflicts ManaDrain, and he's a [[SquishyWizard squishy]] [[TheFairFolk Altmer mage]] who both relies on and is vulnerable to magic. [[CurbstompBattle You can guess the result.]]
10th Sep '17 1:15:59 PM MrUnderhill
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** The page quote is from a glorious {{subversion}} that happens during the College of Winterhold storyline. Estormo ambushes you right after completing the Labyrinthian and obtaining the Staff of Magnus. In what might otherwise be a scripted cutscene, the game allows you to [[TalkToTheFist attack him at any time,]] even during his introductory speech. And the best part is that the very staff he's trying to take from you is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard almost tailor-made to bring him down]]: it inflicts ManaDrain, and he's a [[SquishyWizard squishy]] [[TheFairFolk Altmer mage]] who both relies on and is vulnerable to magic. [[CurbstompBattle You can guess the result.]]
25th Aug '17 10:26:08 PM Kalaong
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* The basic '''plot''' of '''all three''' ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' games.

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* The basic '''plot''' of '''all three''' '''all''' the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' games.



*** One vital document was actually hidden ''in the bad guys' secret lair''. It had presumably been there for decades without them noticing and yet Drake found it within a minute or two .

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*** One vital document was actually hidden ''in the bad guys' secret lair''. It had presumably been there for decades without them noticing and yet Drake found it within a minute or two .two.
** ''[[VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd A Thief's End]]'' is notable because ''[[InvertedTrope Nate's]]'' pulling this - '''repeatedly.''' Though he himself found the first piece of the LinkedListClueMethodology years before, it was a dead end; long broken, the next clue missing. However, as the originator of the clues intended many to follow the list, there were multiple clues; Nate's rival locates one at an auction and tries to purchase it legitimately, Nate steals it right out from under him. And despite the rival having spent years and millions of dollars investigating the general location of the next clue, Nate is not only able to find it, he's able to get ''ahead'' of his rival -- grab the clue without any of his foes noticing, then set off the CollapsingLair and leave them with ''nothing.'' His rival is stuck blindly searching ''an entire city'' in vain while Nate quietly searches out the next clue, driving the rival to attempt HostageForMacGuffin -- key word being ''attempt.'' At this point the rival basically says "fuck subtlety" and just swarms Nate's general location with mercenaries. By the time he catches up with Nate, he doesn't even ''care'' about the treasure anymore, he just wants him dead out of sheer frustration. His {{Dragon}} just grabs some treasure that's laying around and says ScrewThisImOuttaHere
24th Aug '17 1:16:47 PM Schismatism
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** This is pulled off even earlier in ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', where Kirby is happily collecting the pieces of the Star Rod which King [=DeDeDe=] has broken apart. [[spoiler: Marx, the lord of Nightmares, had been attempting to take over the Dream Land with the power of the Fountain of Dreams, and breaking up the Star Rod was the only way to seal its power. Whoops.]]
17th Jul '17 8:41:38 AM Silverblade2
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** Veran's MDS in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleOfAges Oracle of Ages]]'' backfires badly. Learning that the Western Woods hide [[KryptonicFactor Mystery Seeds that can harm her]], she has the Queen Ambi offer a reward for the one who will find them. She somehow [[VillainBall fails to realize]] that a) there's another Mystery Seeds tree in Labrynna b) seeds regrow on the same tree after a while. Instead, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Link gets bombs that allow him to enter the second dungeon]].
1st Jul '17 1:18:14 AM ArcticYoshi45
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This is a SubTrope of UnwittingPawn, because is the characters knew the villain was waiting for them to bring the MacGuffin, it wouldn't be moved in the first place. Also SubTrope to NiceJobBreakingItHero, because the hero was convinced their actions would benefit the world instead of making things worse.

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This is a SubTrope of UnwittingPawn, because is if the characters knew the villain was waiting for them to bring the MacGuffin, it wouldn't be moved in the first place. Also SubTrope to NiceJobBreakingItHero, because the hero was convinced their actions would benefit the world instead of making things worse.
11th Jun '17 1:57:28 PM Wyvern76
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* In ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', the League is sent by MI6 to recover an anti-gravity substance called "cavorite" which was stolen by Fu Manchu. This they succeed in doing, and return the cavorite to "M", the head of MI6, only to learn that he is none other than [[spoiler:Moriarty]] and plans to use the cavorite to destroy his rival and thus gain uncontested control over the criminal underworld of Britain.
29th May '17 12:00:36 PM TheHeroHartmut
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** In ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'', the goal of the game is to gather Crystals for Cortex so he can shield the planet from a planetary alignment ([[spoiler:Cortex's actual plans for them, of course, aren't as heroic as Crash's: Instead he wants to use the crystals to power a massive mind control device]]).

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** In ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'', the goal of the game is to gather Crystals for Cortex so he can shield the planet from a planetary alignment ([[spoiler:Cortex's alignment. [[spoiler:Cortex's actual plans for them, of course, aren't as heroic as Crash's: Instead Crash's. Instead, he wants to use the crystals to power a massive mind control device]]).device.]]



--->'''Uka Uka''': Yes, it is true! The bandicoot has brought all of the crystals, and all of the gems. Ultimate power is mine! The world as we know it is about to end.

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--->'''Uka Uka''': Yes, it is true! The bandicoot has brought all of the crystals, crystals and all of the gems. Ultimate gems to me! '''Ultimate power is mine! mine!''' The world as we know it is about to end.end!
5th Mar '17 8:47:27 PM arkryoga
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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie'', in which the planeload of bombs the Joker plans to divert to crashing into the Gotham City power plant is being carried by "MacGuffin Airlines."
7th Feb '17 10:38:00 PM CLT009
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** Justified the first time because A. AVALANCH couldn't leave the Black Materia where it was because Sephiroth's mooks [[WeHaveReserves could just trip all the Temple's traps at minimal cost]] and B. AVALANCH had no idea that Sephiroth [[ManchurianAgent had more than a few hooks in Cloud's mind]]...
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