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15th Apr '16 12:50:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. The [[MonsterOfTheWeek episode's antagonists]], a well-organized magical cult, plan to harness the Stonehenge's magical power. These cultists had planned for every possible event and had Jackie and Jade in a tight spot for most of the episode. They ultimately complete their ritual, only to discover [[spoiler:[[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot that the Stonehenge really wasn't magical]].]] Hilariously, [[spoiler:a UFO lands at the site after everyone has left]].

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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. The [[MonsterOfTheWeek episode's antagonists]], a well-organized magical cult, plan to harness the Stonehenge's magical power. These cultists had planned for every possible event and had Jackie and Jade in a tight spot for most of the episode. They ultimately complete their ritual, only to discover [[spoiler:[[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot [[spoiler: that the Stonehenge really wasn't magical]].]] magical]]. Hilariously, [[spoiler:a UFO lands at the site after everyone has left]].
3rd Apr '16 7:35:07 PM Geoduck
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* Lampshaded in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', when Kronk and Yzma make it back to the palace before Kuzco and Pacha ''in spite of'' having a delay.
-->'''Kuzco''': No, it can't be! How'd you get here before us?

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* Lampshaded in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', when pursuers Kronk and Yzma make it back to the mountain-top palace before Kuzco and Pacha ''in spite of'' having been hit with a delay.
lightning bolt and dropping into a chasm.
-->'''Kuzco''': No, it can't be! How'd you get here before us?us?!



-->'''Kronk''' Ya got me. ''[Displays a map that shows them having fallen into a ravine]'' By all accounts it doesn't make sense.

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-->'''Kronk''' Ya Well, ya got me. ''[Displays a map that shows them having fallen into a ravine]'' the previous chase]'' By all accounts it doesn't make sense.
19th Jan '16 5:30:17 PM Kalaong
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* The Swiss crime story The Pledge revolves around subverting this trope: A cop spends years analyzing a serial killer's MO, finding out who the next victim will be and and builds a relationship with the victim's family to use them as bait - but the killer never strikes. After several years, the cop's gone mad and refuses to believe he was wrong. [[spoiler: He actually was right, but the killer died in a car accident on his way to the crime. Wah wah waaaaaah...]]

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* The Swiss crime story [[Literature/DasVersprechen The Pledge Pledge]] revolves around subverting this trope: A cop spends years analyzing a serial killer's MO, finding out who the next victim will be and and builds a relationship with the victim's family to use them as bait - but the killer never strikes. After several years, the cop's gone mad and refuses to believe he was wrong. [[spoiler: He actually was right, but the killer died in a car accident on his way to the crime. Wah wah waaaaaah...]]
17th Dec '15 11:21:33 AM FF32
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* ''SCPFoundation'' tends to avert this. They keep a worldwide {{Masquerade}} running... ''barely''. It is very clear that it only works because most world governments are cooperating/funding the Foundation, and they [[NecessarilyEvil must cross all kinds of moral lines]] to keep the [[ArtifactofDoom objects]] contained. Yet, read enough of the site, it becomes clear that with the many close calls, containment breaches from employee errors, and many other incidents, things are only kept secret because the Foundation has [[EasyAmnesia drugs that can completely wipe people's memories]].

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* ''SCPFoundation'' ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' tends to avert this. They keep a worldwide {{Masquerade}} running... ''barely''. It is very clear that it only works because most world governments are cooperating/funding the Foundation, and they [[NecessarilyEvil must cross all kinds of moral lines]] to keep the [[ArtifactofDoom objects]] contained. Yet, read enough of the site, it becomes clear that with the many close calls, containment breaches from employee errors, and many other incidents, things are only kept secret because the Foundation has [[EasyAmnesia drugs that can completely wipe people's memories]].
17th Dec '15 4:46:28 AM Geoduck
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-->'''Kuzco''': Wait, how did you get here before us?
-->'''Yzma''': I - How ''did'' we get here before them, Kronk?
-->'''Kronk''' You got me. (Displays a map that shows them having fallen into a ravine) By all accounts it doesn't make sense.

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-->'''Kuzco''': Wait, how did No, it can't be! How'd you get here before us?
-->'''Yzma''': I - -->'''Yzma''': ... How ''did'' we get here before them, we, Kronk?
-->'''Kronk''' You Ya got me. (Displays ''[Displays a map that shows them having fallen into a ravine) ravine]'' By all accounts it doesn't make sense.
14th Nov '15 11:25:32 PM nombretomado
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* Downplayed in the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', where the bad guys are a relatively small band of Eastern European terrorists, rather than (as usual in Bond films) the well-funded personal army of a megalomaniacal multi-billionaire. One scene has the lead terrorist's accountant complaining to him about 3 vehicles destroyed by Bond in a preceding chase scene; they were rented and the rental company is going to be pissed. RogerEbert even cited this little scene in his review of the movie while musing about where the villains in movies manage to get all their logistics so tidily.

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* Downplayed in the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', where the bad guys are a relatively small band of Eastern European terrorists, rather than (as usual in Bond films) the well-funded personal army of a megalomaniacal multi-billionaire. One scene has the lead terrorist's accountant complaining to him about 3 vehicles destroyed by Bond in a preceding chase scene; they were rented and the rental company is going to be pissed. RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert even cited this little scene in his review of the movie while musing about where the villains in movies manage to get all their logistics so tidily.
27th Oct '15 8:01:18 PM Kalaong
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* The entire Franchise/AssassinsCreed franchise seems to be this at first glance, with the Templars foiling the Assassins at every turn and ultimately shaping the world - and [[WrittenByTheWinners history]] - in their favor. However, in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, the BigBad of the American Revolution-era Templars explains that they are simply [[EvilIsEasy realistic]] and [[EvilPaysBetter opportunistic]] - they don't ''need'' to be perfectly competent to achieve their goals, they just need to [[TheCorrupter accommodate and nurture]] the flaws in human nature instead of attempting to correct them as the Assassins do. [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil As long as there are cruel, greedy humans]], there will be Templars to give them wealth, power and influence in exchange for obedience.

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* The entire Franchise/AssassinsCreed franchise seems to be this at first glance, with the Templars foiling the Assassins at every turn and ultimately shaping the world - and [[WrittenByTheWinners history]] - in their favor. However, in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, the BigBad of the American Revolution-era Templars explains that they are simply [[EvilIsEasy realistic]] and [[EvilPaysBetter opportunistic]] - they don't ''need'' to be perfectly competent to achieve their goals, they just need to [[TheCorrupter accommodate and nurture]] the flaws in human nature instead of attempting to correct them as the Assassins do. [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil As long as there are cruel, greedy humans]], there will be Templars to give them reward obedience with wealth, power and influence in exchange for obedience.influence.
27th Oct '15 12:49:43 PM Kalaong
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* The entire Franchise/AssassinsCreed franchise seems to be this at first glance, with the Templars foiling the Assassins at every turn and ultimately shaping the world in their favor. However, in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, the BigBad of the American Revolution-era Templars explains that they are simply realistic and opportunistic - they don't ''need'' to be perfectly competent to achieve their goals, they just need to accommodate and nurture the flaws in human nature instead of attempting to correct them as the Assassins do. [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil As long as there are cruel, greedy humans]], there will be Templars to give them wealth, power and influence in exchange for obedience.
-->[[spoiler:'''Haytham Kenway''']]: ''Even when your kind appears to triumph... Still we rise again. And do you know why? It is because the Order is born of a '''realization.''' We require no creed. No indoctrination by desperate old men. All we need is that the world be as it is. And '''this''' is why the Templars will never be destroyed!''

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* The entire Franchise/AssassinsCreed franchise seems to be this at first glance, with the Templars foiling the Assassins at every turn and ultimately shaping the world - and [[WrittenByTheWinners history]] - in their favor. However, in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII, the BigBad of the American Revolution-era Templars explains that they are simply realistic [[EvilIsEasy realistic]] and opportunistic [[EvilPaysBetter opportunistic]] - they don't ''need'' to be perfectly competent to achieve their goals, they just need to [[TheCorrupter accommodate and nurture nurture]] the flaws in human nature instead of attempting to correct them as the Assassins do. [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil As long as there are cruel, greedy humans]], there will be Templars to give them wealth, power and influence in exchange for obedience.
obedience.
-->[[spoiler:'''Haytham Kenway''']]: ''Even when your kind appears to triumph... Still we rise again. And do you know why? It is because the Order is born of a '''realization.''' We require no creed. '''creed.''' No indoctrination by desperate old men. All we need is that the world be as it is. And '''this''' is why the Templars will never be destroyed!''
25th Sep '15 4:23:17 PM ragnarok235
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* In ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', the [[CommieNazis Human]] [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill Hive]] are immune to negative Efficiency modifiers, which is a special bonus that's more or less required for the faction to run a planned economy and a police state - if any other faction tried to pick those two policies together, [[FascistButInefficient they would basically be committing industrial suicide]].
11th Sep '15 1:26:15 AM Ninjat126
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** It's implied in parts of the NegativeContinuity that large portions of world government are aware of the Foundation but know enough not to stick their noses in. Official doctrine in ''many'' stories mentions that if the fate of humanity is at stake the Foundation can hit all sorts of [[ResetButton reboots]]. A couple items in the listings specifically note other organisations working on a cover-up. One specific story has a ReligionOfEvil help contain a mass panic they caused, because EvenEvilHasStandards .
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