History Main / MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot

18th Sep '16 10:49:24 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* In 2005, a former Brazil Postal Service executive was filmed negotiating a bribe, while saying he had the backing of a congressman. Said politician went on to reveal [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensal%C3%A3o_scandal the government was buying the support of a lot of deputies]]. If that wasn't big enough, a decade later a money laundering operation using a gas station uncovered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Car_Wash a massive corruption scheme]] that sunk the value of the country's biggest company and made the president go through an impeachment process.

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* In 2005, a former Brazil Postal Service executive was filmed negotiating a bribe, while saying he had the backing of a congressman. Said politician went on to reveal [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensal%C3%A3o_scandal the government was buying the support of a lot of deputies]]. If that wasn't big enough, a decade later a money laundering operation using a gas station uncovered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Car_Wash a massive corruption scheme]] that sunk the value of the country's biggest company and made ultimately forced the president go through out of office--which, embarrassingly enough, happened right after she was forced to miss the Olympics due to a suspension pending a verdict in an impeachment process.trial intended to remove her.
18th Sep '16 10:36:34 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Around the time Creator/{{Nintendo}} released one of its disc-based consoles, a bunch of employees at one game store decided to play a prank involving a Box of Stupid. [[https://notalwaysworking.com/box-of-stolen-stupid/33571 The unlucky victim was their assistant manager]], and the incident turned out to be just the latest in which he had been helping himself to the store's inventory.
16th Sep '16 8:46:13 PM TheWanderer
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** ''Film/LethalWeapon'': A simple suicide → a heroin-smuggling operation run by Vietnam War special forces troops.

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** ''Film/LethalWeapon'': A simple suicide → a heroin-smuggling operation run by Vietnam War [[FromCamouflageToCriminal special forces troops.troops]].
8th Sep '16 12:32:11 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'': An attempt to steal a Devon researcher's papers → An ecoterrorist plot to either expand humanity's grip on the Earth or return what humans stole to Pokémon, involving a very powerful Legendary.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'': An attempt to steal a Burglars targeting Devon researcher's papers Corporation → An ecoterrorist plot to either expand humanity's grip on the Earth or return what humans stole to Pokémon, Pokémon (depending on the version), involving a very powerful Legendary.
6th Sep '16 11:31:18 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* In late 1670s France, an investigation into a forged marriage certificate led to the exposure of a massive network of poisoners, one that reached as far as the inner circle of UsefulNotes/LouisXIV. The "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affair_of_the_Poisons Affair of the Poisons]]" became one of the greatest scandals in French history.

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* In late 1670s France, an investigation into a forged marriage certificate led to the exposure of a massive network of poisoners, one that reached as far as the inner circle of UsefulNotes/LouisXIV. The "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affair_of_the_Poisons Affair of the Poisons]]" became one of the greatest greatest[[note]]not to mention one of the most ''damaging''--one of those involved had a son who wanted to join the Army but was rejected for her involvement; [[NiceJobBreakingItHero feeling insulted, he betrayed his own motherland for the Habsburgs]] [[CreateYourOwnVillain and went on to become Louis's archnemesis, ultimately preventing him from conquering Europe itself]][[/note]] scandals in French history.
6th Sep '16 9:55:44 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In late 1670s France, an investigation into a forged marriage certificate led to the exposure of a massive network of poisoners, one that reached as far as the inner circle of UsefulNotes/LouisXIV. The "Affair of the Poisons" became one of the greatest scandals in French history.

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* In late 1670s France, an investigation into a forged marriage certificate led to the exposure of a massive network of poisoners, one that reached as far as the inner circle of UsefulNotes/LouisXIV. The "Affair "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affair_of_the_Poisons Affair of the Poisons" Poisons]]" became one of the greatest scandals in French history.history.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profumo_affair Profumo Affair]] began when a petty criminal fired at a house his ex-girlfriend was hiding in, and resulted in the UsefulNotes/HaroldMacmillan government being permanently discredited.
31st Aug '16 2:35:53 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'': BrainwashedAndCrazy [[spoiler: Bond]] attempting to kill M → plot to assassinate psychotic Cuban hitman.
** ''Literature/ColonelSun'': M gets kidnapped → plot by [[spoiler: former Nazi and sadistic PLA Colonel to mortar a peace conference]].
** ''Trigger Mortis'': Going undercover at Nuremberg Rally to protect British racing driver → plot to blow up the [[spoiler: Empire State building]] by [[spoiler: South Korean millionaire]].
31st Aug '16 2:30:11 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'': Attempted murder of Bond at health clinic → plot to [[spoiler: destroy Miami with two stolen nuclear warheads]] by NebulousCriminalOrganisation.

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** ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'': Attempted murder of Bond at health clinic → plot to [[spoiler: destroy Miami with two stolen nuclear warheads]] by NebulousCriminalOrganisation.NebulousEvilOrganization.
31st Aug '16 2:29:52 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'': Attempted murder of Bond at health clinic → plot to [[spoiler: destroy Miami with two stolen nuclear warheads]] by NebulousCriminalOrganization.

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** ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'': Attempted murder of Bond at health clinic → plot to [[spoiler: destroy Miami with two stolen nuclear warheads]] by NebulousCriminalOrganization.NebulousCriminalOrganisation.
31st Aug '16 2:29:24 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** ''Literature/DrNo'': Disappearance of renowned British agent and his secretary → plot by EvilGenius to [[spoiler: shut down the missile launches at Cape Canaveral while selling the missile's secrets to Moscow.]]

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** ''Literature/DrNo'': Disappearance of renowned British agent and his secretary → plot by EvilGenius to [[spoiler: shut down the missile launches at Cape Canaveral while selling the missile's secrets to Moscow.]]



** ''Literature/ForYourEyesOnly'' has "Risico": Bond contracted to kill famous smuggler → working with [[spoiler: said famous smuggler]] to kill [[spoiler: Bond's client]], who is a major drug lord.

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** ''Literature/ForYourEyesOnly'' has one in "Risico": Bond contracted to kill famous smuggler → working with [[spoiler: said famous smuggler]] to kill [[spoiler: Bond's client]], who is a major drug lord.lord.
** ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'': Attempted murder of Bond at health clinic → plot to [[spoiler: destroy Miami with two stolen nuclear warheads]] by NebulousCriminalOrganization.
** ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'': Bond getting kidnapped by Corsican mob boss → scheme to [[spoiler: stop Blofeld]] from [[spoiler: devastate England with biological weapons made at health clinic in Switzerland.]]
** ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'': Meeting with MI6 ally in Japan → final attempt to [[spoiler: assassinate Blofeld]] for once and for all.
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