History Main / NiceJobFixingItVillain

15th May '18 6:49:43 AM AutumnLeaves
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** Ptolemy in ''Giulio Cesare'' by Music/GeorgeFredericHandel has grand plans and an actually competent army. But his actual acts ruin whatever potential he has. He sends Pompey’s head to Caesar, and Caesar denounces him as a murderous tyrant and waging war on him. He insults and degrades his sister, causing her to join Caesar’s cause. He tries to rape Pompey’s widow, which results in his own right-hand man who’s in love with her deserting him and aiding the heroes. Finally, he lets Pompey’s son live (when the latter practically waltzes into the palace, too) and doesn’t even keep him under a good guard, and, big surprise, the boy ends up killing him.

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** Ptolemy in ''Giulio Cesare'' by Music/GeorgeFredericHandel has grand plans and an actually competent army. But his actual acts ruin whatever potential he has. He sends Pompey’s head to Caesar, and Caesar denounces him as a murderous tyrant and waging wages war on him. He insults and degrades his sister, causing her to join Caesar’s cause. He tries to rape Pompey’s widow, which results in his own right-hand man who’s in love with her deserting him and aiding the heroes. Finally, he lets Pompey’s son live (when the latter practically waltzes into the palace, too) and doesn’t even keep him under a good guard, and, big surprise, the boy ends up killing him.
4th May '18 6:37:55 AM Vanshira
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', if [[spoiler:Ernesto de la Cruz]] hadn't been so stupid as to [[spoiler:recreate Hector's death in one of his movies with himself as the victim, Hector would never have realized that he'd ''been'' murdered, let alone that de la Cruz murdered him. Since Hector's daughter Coco, the last living person who remembered him, was dying of Alzheimer's (in the setting of the movie, when a dead person is completely forgotten by the living, they suffer FinalDeath), it's likely that de la Cruz's dark secret could have stayed safe forever if he hadn't gone to the effort of betraying himself.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', if [[spoiler:Ernesto Ernesto de la Cruz]] Cruz hadn't been so stupid as to [[spoiler:recreate recreate Hector's death in one of his movies with himself as the victim, Hector would never have realized that he'd ''been'' murdered, let alone that de la Cruz murdered him. Since Hector's daughter Coco, the last living person who remembered him, was dying of Alzheimer's (in the setting of the movie, when a dead person is completely forgotten by the living, they suffer FinalDeath), it's likely that de la Cruz's dark secret could have stayed safe forever if he hadn't gone to the effort of betraying himself.]]
4th May '18 6:37:03 AM Vanshira
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', if [[spoiler:Ernesto de la Cruz]] hadn't been so stupid as to [[spoiler:recreate Hector's death in one of his movies with himself as the victim, Hector would never have realized that he'd ''been'' murdered, let alone that de la Cruz murdered him. Since Hector's daughter Coco, the last living person who remembered him, was dying of Alzheimer's (in the setting of the movie, when a dead person is completely forgotten by the living, they suffer FinalDeath), it's likely that de la Cruz's dark secret could have stayed safe forever if he hadn't gone to the effort of betraying himself.]]
2nd May '18 2:27:05 PM Vanshira
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** Even earlier in ''Film/ANewHope'', if Tarkin had waited possibly even ''just a few hours'' to order Alderaan's destruction, Luke, Han, Obi-Wan, the droids, and the all-important Death Star plans would have been on the planet, Leia would eventually have been executed, and the movie and the Rebellion would have ended right there. If he hadn't destroyed Alderaan at all, he would have left some of the Rebellion's key leaders alive, but the Empire would still plausibly be able to pass the rebels off as mere terrorists fighting their perfectly decent and reasonable government just to be troublemakers. Instead, they proved conclusively to the galaxy just who the bad guys were, and Tarkin eventually got himself killed for his trouble.

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** Even earlier in ''Film/ANewHope'', if Tarkin had waited possibly even ''just a few hours'' to order Alderaan's destruction, Luke, Han, Obi-Wan, the droids, and the all-important Death Star plans would have been on the planet, Leia would eventually have been executed, and the movie and the Rebellion would have ended right there. If he hadn't destroyed Alderaan at all, he would have left some of the Rebellion's key leaders alive, but the Empire would still plausibly be able to pass the rebels off as mere terrorists fighting their perfectly decent and reasonable government just to be troublemakers. Instead, they proved conclusively to the galaxy just who the bad guys were, virtually guaranteed Leia's rescue and the plans' survival, gave rebel recruiters all the help they could ever need, and Tarkin eventually got himself killed for his trouble.
2nd May '18 2:21:48 PM Vanshira
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** Even earlier in ''Film/ANewHope'', if Tarkin had waited possibly even ''just a few hours'' to order Alderaan's destruction, Luke, Han, Obi-Wan, the droids, and the all-important Death Star plans would have been on the planet, Leia would eventually have been executed, and the movie and the Rebellion would have ended right there. If he hadn't destroyed Alderaan at all, he would have left some of the Rebellion's key leaders alive, but the Empire would still plausibly be able to pass the rebels off as mere terrorists fighting their perfectly decent and reasonable government just to be troublemakers. Instead, they proved conclusively to the galaxy just who the bad guys were, and Tarkin eventually got himself killed for his trouble.
29th Apr '18 8:03:01 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
** In "Sacrifice of Angels", all the Dominion really needs to do is [[HoldTheLine hold their position and block the Federation fleet trying to recapture Deep Space 9 for the few hours it will take the Dominion/Cardassian station crew to destroy the minefield over the wormhole]]. This should be easy, since the Federation is outnumbered two-to-one. Dukat, however, is obsessed with defeating his rival Benjamin Sisko specifically, not the Federation and its allies more generally, and opens a gap in the Dominion lines that he hopes to then close on Sisko when he goes for it. Sisko instead punches straight through the trap and reaches [=DS9=]. Though Sisko does get help breaking through from a Klingon fleet that arrives late in the fight, had Dukat kept his ego in check, the Dominion probably would've won the war with that single battle.
** Damar has become an ineffective alcoholic. Weyoun's constant hectoring, debasement and reminding him of how powerless he is enrages him into a ''HeelFaceTurn'' where he swears off alcohol, frees two federation officers and leads the resistance that eventually throws off the dominion. Nice job Weyoun!
** During the final battle, the changeling in charge of all remaining Dominion forces in the Alpha Quadrant and Cardassia in particular snaps after learning that part of the Cardassian resistance survived and orders the entire race wiped out. Since the Cardassian military is fully integrated into her forces and the Allies are currently attacking, this leads directly to Dominion defeat when they unsurprisingly pull a HeelRaceTurn. The force that storms her command center is composed largely of troops that had been ''guarding'' it minutes before.
** In "The Search, Part II", the Dominion make contact with Starfleet and continue demanding more and more concessions from them (which Starfleet Command, fearing a war, keeps giving in to), until the Deep Space Nine officers finally get fed up and decide to collapse the wormhole, cutting off all Dominion access to the Alpha Quadrant for the better part of a century, meaning that in all likelihood, the Dominion won't get even the smaller concessions. Subverted when it turns out it was actually a simulation designed to see how far Starfleet was likely to let them push before drawing the line.
29th Apr '18 7:56:52 PM LittleDancerGirl
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** In "The Search, Part II", the Dominion make contact with Starfleet and continue demanding more and more concessions from them (which Starfleet Command, fearing a war, keeps giving in to), until the Deep Space Nine officers finally get fed up and decide to collapse the wormhole, cutting off all Dominion access to the Alpha Quadrant for the better part of a century, meaning that in all likelihood, the Dominion won't get even the smaller concessions. Subverted when it turns out it was actually a simulation designed to see how far Starfleet was likely to let them push before drawing the line.
29th Apr '18 4:07:39 PM neoamon
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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' Sonic's SuperpoweredEvilSide Super Sonic was sealed in the Black Asteroid but was able to escape by charging himself up so much that he made himself into a sort of electron bomb in order to destroy the Asteroid. The explosion produced an electro-magnetic pulse that spread all over planet Mobius, which cause the totally unintentional side effect of deactivating all of Robotnik's Badniks and computers, and contributing to the end of Robotnik's dictatorship; all Super Sonic intended to was to escape the Black Asteroid.

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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' Sonic's SuperpoweredEvilSide Super Sonic was sealed in the Black Asteroid but was able to escape by charging himself up so much that he made himself into a sort of electron bomb in order to destroy the Asteroid. The explosion produced an electro-magnetic pulse that spread all over planet Mobius, which cause the totally unintentional side effect of deactivating all of Robotnik's Badniks and computers, and contributing to the end of Robotnik's dictatorship; all Super Sonic intended to do was to escape the Black Asteroid.
25th Apr '18 6:29:55 AM ShireNomad
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* ''Fanfic/UltimateVideoRumble 3'' sees M. Bison [[AGodAmI gain godlike power]] atop the hotel. Alex has a MineralMacGuffin to supercharge himself to similar levels, but loses it off the side of the roof before he can activate it. Whereupon Bison taunts: "Just once I would love to see a competent opponent challenge me." This is Rolento's cue to [[GrapplingHookPistol climb onto the battlefield]] with the missing MacGuffin; Bison belatedly realizes that his new power over reality [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor may have made his taunt true]].
21st Apr '18 3:42:51 PM AutumnLeaves
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** Ptolemy in ''Giulio Cesare'' by Music/GeorgeFridericHandel has grand plans and an actually competent army. But his actual acts ruin whatever potential he has. He sends Pompey’s head to Caesar, and Caesar denounces him as a murderous tyrant and waging war on him. He insults and degrades his sister, causing her to join Caesar’s cause. He tries to rape Pompey’s widow, which results in his own right-hand man who’s in love with her deserting him and aiding the heroes. Finally, he lets Pompey’s son live (when the latter practically waltzes into the palace, too) and doesn’t even keep him under a good guard, and, big surprise, the boy ends up killing him.

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** Ptolemy in ''Giulio Cesare'' by Music/GeorgeFridericHandel Music/GeorgeFredericHandel has grand plans and an actually competent army. But his actual acts ruin whatever potential he has. He sends Pompey’s head to Caesar, and Caesar denounces him as a murderous tyrant and waging war on him. He insults and degrades his sister, causing her to join Caesar’s cause. He tries to rape Pompey’s widow, which results in his own right-hand man who’s in love with her deserting him and aiding the heroes. Finally, he lets Pompey’s son live (when the latter practically waltzes into the palace, too) and doesn’t even keep him under a good guard, and, big surprise, the boy ends up killing him.
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