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* NiceJobBreakingItHero/MarvelCinematicUniverse
18th Jan '15 8:15:44 PM DAN004
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HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct, in certain cases, is a SubTrope of this. See also HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook, which is this as applied to a legal system. (Or at least a well-intentioned one.) May overlap with SelfFulfillingProphecy. NoEndorHolocaust is what happens when this is ineptly averted. And if the hero dies following the reveal and is unable to stop the new menace, you've just read a ShootTheShaggyDog story. Despite obvious parallels, most "load-bearing bosses" in video games do not fall under this category. When this happens with fandoms, it's WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings.

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HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct, in certain cases, is a SubTrope of this. See also HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook, which is this as applied to a legal system. (Or at least a well-intentioned one.) May overlap with SelfFulfillingProphecy. NoEndorHolocaust is what happens when this is ineptly averted. And if the hero dies following the reveal and is unable to stop the new menace, you've just read a ShootTheShaggyDog story. Despite obvious parallels, most "load-bearing bosses" LoadBearingBoss in video games do not fall under this category. When this happens with fandoms, it's WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings.
WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings. PacifismBackfire is "Nice Job Sparing Him, Hero".
24th Dec '14 3:52:49 PM PiGirl13
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In most cases, of course, the hero's new mission is to stop the new danger they've unleashed, preferably in a way that doesn't spawn ever greater menaces. "Darker" plotlines may end the story right there, instead, and it's always possible the villain's demise inadvertently resulted in the [[EarthShatteringKaboom irreversible destruction]] or [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt horrifying mutation]] of the world. [[DownerEnding I hate it when that happens]]. If used excessively, this trope often leaves an audience with a sense that [[NeverBeAHero the hero shouldn't have tried to change things for the better and indeed shouldn't have even left home]], which can be a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, but also a more literal moral about getting seriously involved in things without learning much about them.

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In most cases, of course, the hero's new mission is to stop the new danger they've unleashed, preferably in a way that doesn't spawn ever greater menaces. "Darker" Darker plotlines may [[DownerEnding end the story right there, there]] instead, and it's always possible the villain's demise inadvertently resulted in the [[EarthShatteringKaboom irreversible destruction]] or [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt horrifying mutation]] of the world. [[DownerEnding I hate it when that happens]].world. If used excessively, this trope often leaves an audience with a sense that [[NeverBeAHero the hero shouldn't have tried to change things for the better and indeed shouldn't have even left home]], which can be a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, but also a more literal moral about getting seriously involved in things without learning much about them.
19th Dec '14 7:04:47 PM KingClark
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[[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease No real-live examples are allowed]], and for that, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle you have no one to blame but yourselves]].

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[[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease No real-live real-life examples are allowed]], and for that, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle you have no one to blame but yourselves]].
11th Dec '14 11:08:24 AM THEBATHEAD
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[[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease No real-live examples are allowed]], and for that, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle you have no one to blame but yourselves]].
30th Nov '14 8:34:09 PM Gideoncrawle
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->"''How kind of you to open that lock for me. Every time I [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim wonder if it was wise to let you live]], you do something like this and show me you're worth keeping around.''"

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->"''How kind of you to open that lock for me. Every time I [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim wonder if it was wise to let you live]], live, you do something like this and show me you're worth keeping around.''"
11th Oct '14 11:35:14 AM maedar
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This trope is a common problem with the SmallStepsHero. Compare CreateYourOwnVillain, WhatTheHellHero, UnwittingPawn, MustMakeAmends, YouAlreadyChangedThePast, TwoRightsMakeAWrong and NiceJobFixingItVillain (but note that villains are also subject to ''this'' trope -- they can do something careless that screws them over or helps out a ''worse'' villain). Compare WeWantOurJerkBack when the hero/villain makes the villain/hero powerless, only to have it backfire and give them a worse villain/hero/[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking fate]] than expected, resulting in them wanting things to go back the way they were. This trope may lead to a RedemptionQuest in an attempt to make up for the mistake. Has very little to do with NiceJobBreakingItHerod (in fact, that one usually leads to the biggest cases of [[NiceJobFixingItVillain the complete opposite Trope]].)

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This trope is a common problem with the SmallStepsHero. Compare CreateYourOwnVillain, WhatTheHellHero, UnwittingPawn, MustMakeAmends, YouAlreadyChangedThePast, TwoRightsMakeAWrong and NiceJobFixingItVillain (but note that villains are also subject to ''this'' trope -- they can do something careless that screws them over or helps out a ''worse'' villain). Compare WeWantOurJerkBack when the hero/villain makes the villain/hero powerless, only to have it backfire and give them a worse villain/hero/[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking fate]] than expected, resulting in them wanting things to go back the way they were. BetterTheDevilYouKnow is a similar situation, where the utter defeat of one villain can lead to a completely different and ''greater'' evil taking over. This trope may lead to a RedemptionQuest in an attempt to make up for the mistake. Has very little to do with NiceJobBreakingItHerod (in fact, that one usually leads to the biggest cases of [[NiceJobFixingItVillain the complete opposite Trope]].)
11th Oct '14 11:32:39 AM maedar
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This trope is a common problem with the SmallStepsHero. Compare CreateYourOwnVillain, WhatTheHellHero, UnwittingPawn, MustMakeAmends, YouAlreadyChangedThePast, TwoRightsMakeAWrong and NiceJobFixingItVillain (but note that villains are also subject to ''this'' trope -- they can do something careless that screws them over or helps out a ''worse'' villain). Compare WeWantOurJerkBack when the hero/villain makes the villain/hero powerless, only to have it backfire and give them a worse villain/hero/[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking fate]] than expected, resulting in them wanting things to go back the way they were. This trope may lead to a RedemptionQuest in an attempt to make up for the mistake.

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This trope is a common problem with the SmallStepsHero. Compare CreateYourOwnVillain, WhatTheHellHero, UnwittingPawn, MustMakeAmends, YouAlreadyChangedThePast, TwoRightsMakeAWrong and NiceJobFixingItVillain (but note that villains are also subject to ''this'' trope -- they can do something careless that screws them over or helps out a ''worse'' villain). Compare WeWantOurJerkBack when the hero/villain makes the villain/hero powerless, only to have it backfire and give them a worse villain/hero/[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking fate]] than expected, resulting in them wanting things to go back the way they were. This trope may lead to a RedemptionQuest in an attempt to make up for the mistake.
mistake. Has very little to do with NiceJobBreakingItHerod (in fact, that one usually leads to the biggest cases of [[NiceJobFixingItVillain the complete opposite Trope]].)
20th Apr '14 5:05:04 PM Athgaar
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->"''It's the fluid catalytic cracking unit. [[BlatantLies It made shoes for orphans]]. [[TropeNamers Nice job breaking it, hero.]]''"
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/{{GLaDOS}}''', ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''

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->"''It's the fluid catalytic cracking unit. [[BlatantLies It made shoes ->"''How kind of you to open that lock for orphans]]. [[TropeNamers Nice job breaking it, hero.]]''"
me. Every time I [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim wonder if it was wise to let you live]], you do something like this and show me you're worth keeping around.''"
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/{{GLaDOS}}''', ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''
[[CardCarryingVillain Thot Trel]], ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''
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