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12th Feb '17 5:44:33 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 ambitious, greedy, cruel, humans]], there will be Templars to reward obedience with influence, wealth and power.

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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 ambitious, greedy, cruel, cruel humans]], there will be Templars to reward obedience with influence, wealth and power.
12th Feb '17 5:43:41 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 reward obedience with wealth, power and influence.

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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 ambitious, greedy, cruel, greedy humans]], there will be Templars to reward obedience with wealth, power influence, wealth and influence. power.
18th Jan '17 11:16:06 AM Kalaong
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*** Though the episode also features an inversion, when one of her crewmates casually refers to Zuko and Iroh as prisoners, tipping them off (though Iroh was already suspicious) and allowing them to escape. She's absolutely livid, and the crewmate clearly fears for his life.

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*** Though the episode also features an inversion, when one of her crewmates casually refers to Zuko and Iroh as prisoners, tipping them off (though Iroh was already suspicious) and allowing them to escape. She's absolutely livid, and the crewmate clearly fears for his life. None of them are ever seen again, and she instead gathers her QuirkyMinibossSquad of Ty Lee and Mai, who do ''much'' better.
17th Jan '17 6:57:24 PM Argon2
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' never really explains how hordes of zombies who worship a alien and uncaring Void and live in barren shadowlands [[note]]except for the ''one'' prosperous city they conquered and plundered[[/note]] have (leaders with) resources 5, especially since the [[BigBad Deathlords]] were only resurrected recently and none of the living want to do business with them. Low living/wage costs does not equal wealth.
** Averted with the human-staffed Wyld Hunt. They're funded by battle loot, the empire's government, and various charitable donors and volunteers. As the Isle's DeadlyDecadentCourt fell into corruption and infighting, the Hunt's budgets were slashed and now the organization is only a shadow of its former self.



* Becomes a plot point in ''[[NancyDrew Alibi In Ashes]]'', when Nancy realizes that [[spoiler: Brenda]] has some secret way to get around town very fast, despite traffic delays and bridge closures.

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* Becomes a plot point in ''[[NancyDrew Alibi In Ashes]]'', when Nancy realizes that [[spoiler: Brenda]] has some secret way to get of getting around town very fast, despite traffic delays and bridge closures.


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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{KGB}}'', in which the player character is an agent of an extremely ''incompetent'' government. Half of playing the game is just figuring out how to get anything done when you have all the responsibilities of a spy and none of the perks: finding enough money to barter with civilians, working through equipment sabotage by one's rivals, deceiving other government employees because the system is corrupt and undermining itself, perpetual lack of backup because so many spies can and have been fired for petty reasons, etc...
4th Jan '17 10:37:38 PM jormis29
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** According to the prequel novel ''Deus Ex: Icarus Effect'', the [[spoiler:NSF]] was formed a few decades before the formation of [[spoiler:X-51]].

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** According to the prequel novel ''Deus Ex: Icarus Effect'', ''Literature/DeusExIcarusEffect'', the [[spoiler:NSF]] was formed a few decades before the formation of [[spoiler:X-51]].
19th Dec '16 7:24:45 AM Kalaong
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* As soon as ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' reveals [[spoiler: SHIELD is thoroughly compromised by enemy agents]], the same agency that had constant logistic and communication difficulties coping with events in former MCU movies (even ones, such as the Chitauri invasion in ''Avengers,'' that were '''not''' part of the EvilPlan) becomes terrifyingly efficient in pursuing and eliminating the heroes.

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* As soon as ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' reveals [[spoiler: SHIELD is thoroughly compromised by enemy agents]], the same agency that had constant logistic and communication difficulties coping with events in former MCU movies (even ones, such as the Chitauri invasion in ''Avengers,'' that were '''not''' part of the EvilPlan) becomes terrifyingly efficient in pursuing and eliminating the heroes. Justified as [[spoiler:the one who organized the takeover says that they were not only deliberately flubbing those incidents, they were sabotaging anything and anyone that ''did'' try to do their best, and all the while training their own forces for maximum loyalty and competence]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Zola]]''': For 70 years, [[spoiler:HYDRA]] has been secretly feeding crises, reaping war. And when history did not cooperate, history was changed.
5th Dec '16 4:24:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Subverted with the last of the gateways that all of the characters have been chasing after; while the heroes have been subject to misdirection after delay after being thrown OffTheRails trying to get there, the villains had access to a diary which gave the exact location, meaning all they had to do was teleport there... [[spoiler: except when they ''got'' there, they found that the gateway was hidden behind one of a huge amount of doors built into a massive mountain-face, each one leading to an equally labyrinthine dungeon full of unique dangers. This means that while the heroes have been subject to delays in trying to get there, the villains have been subject to an equal amount of delays trying to ''find'' the damn thing.]]
27th Nov '16 1:04:38 PM nombretomado
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* Lewis acknowledges this again in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' book ''TheHorseAndHisBoy'' (set during the reign of the kids). TheEvilPrince Rabadash is angered when Susan rejects his marriage proposal but knows that his country's massive armies can't cross the desert to reach Narnia. He decides to collect 200 horsemen in an attempt to kill the King of Archenland(Narnia's neighbor) and gain a foothold. Even then it takes the better part of two days to get the men ready.

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* Lewis acknowledges this again in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' book ''TheHorseAndHisBoy'' ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' (set during the reign of the kids). TheEvilPrince Rabadash is angered when Susan rejects his marriage proposal but knows that his country's massive armies can't cross the desert to reach Narnia. He decides to collect 200 horsemen in an attempt to kill the King of Archenland(Narnia's neighbor) and gain a foothold. Even then it takes the better part of two days to get the men ready.
15th Nov '16 12:54:21 PM Gojirob
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* Sort of on display in the continuity of WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries, later on in The New Batman Adventures. Upon the death of [[spoiler: Batgirl]], the police force that seemingly can't do anything without the help of Bruce and his team (an exaggeration, but not by too much) is suddenly very able at figuring them out, isolating them and hunting them down with frightening efficiency, even allowing for the grieving [[spoiler: Commissioner Gordon]] pushing them hard. Then again [[spoiler: it was all JustADream.]]
27th Sep '16 11:40:03 PM PaulA
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* The '''''heroes''''' in TomClancy's novels are subject to this from about ''RedStormRising'' on. The US military and intelligence agencies are staffed with supremely competent agents from the lowliest grunt to the most senior general or administrator. All these agencies cooperate well and share information, and the infamous real-life rivalry between the CIA and the FBI, or the fights for funding between the army, navy and air force, are nowhere to be found. Agents are given experimental equipment that works perfectly as advertised the first time out in the field. When the villains inevitably make a small misstep in their master plan, the protagonists are on them like white on rice.
** In fact, the only thing holding [[AmericaSavesTheDay the USA back from finishing the story by page 30]] are [[StrawmanPolitical bleeding heart liberal socialist Commies.]]
** Notably, in ''[[Literature/JackRyan Patriot Games]]'' the bad guys raiding Jack's house miss Robby, who rescues the other. An hour later, the terrorist are cornered by a dozen cops, a Coast Guard cutter, and a squad of Marines, with an FBI team late to the party.
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