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* ''Eikou no Napoleon: Eroica'': done by both Tsar Alexander I and Napoleon before Austerlitz, Alexander because he believes the might of the combined Austro-Russian army and the skills of the generals he put in place of the old and senile commanders he inherited from his grandmother's reign will be too much for Napoleon, and Napoleon, [[GenreSavvy who had been worried until a moment before]], because he has just learned that the enemy force is not led by the old but experienced and supremely skilled Kutuzov (who would in fact proceed to read through Napoleon's plan and put himself on the Pratzen Heights, exactly where he was needed to foil it) but by Weyrother (who Napoleon had already defeated once. Weyrother would proceed to fall for Napoleon's trap and have the Tsar order Kutuzov away from the heights). Napoleon would proceed to crush the enemy army, with the Russian army only escaping back to Russia in one piece thanks to the skills of the "old and senile" Kutuzov.
** Napoleon would do the same in 1813 upon learning that Kutuzov, who had foiled his invasion of Russia the previous year, had died of old age, believing the Sixth Coalition had no general of the same stature available. [[SubvertedTrope He was right]], and proved it by inflicting a series of defeats on his enemy... [[DoubleSubversion Except Clausewitz and other young but experienced officers have learned how to outfight him on a strategic level, making his previous victories meaningless and setting up the stage for his defeat at Leipzig and the invasion of France]].
3rd Jul '17 4:33:17 AM Piterpicher
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* Quoth {{Moby}}: ''People they come together/People they fall apart/No one can stop us now/'Cause we are all made of stars''.

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* Quoth {{Moby}}: Music/{{Moby}}: ''People they come together/People they fall apart/No one can stop us now/'Cause we are all made of stars''.
17th Jun '17 6:15:36 PM nombretomado
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* Count Waltz from ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' in the first battle against him, but only in the original XBox360 version (in which it also happens to be the only battle against him.)

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* Count Waltz from ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' in the first battle against him, but only in the original XBox360 UsefulNotes/Xbox360 version (in which it also happens to be the only battle against him.)
4th Jun '17 8:40:42 PM Sammettik
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* ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'': Done for laughs using {{time travel}} by the BigBad (referring to himself and his past self): "Nothing can stop me now! I mean, us! Well, me!" He isn't foiled ''immediately'' afterwards, however.

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* ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'': Done for laughs using {{time travel}} by the BigBad (referring to himself and his past self): "Nothing can "It's too late! You can't stop me now! I mean, Er- us! Well, Well- me!" He isn't foiled ''immediately'' afterwards, however.
19th Jan '17 9:55:25 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Invoked by the commentators during the 2007 Royal Rumble Match, when TheGreatKhali entered late in the match and basically took it over, eliminating several Superstars in succession and beating the rest into submission. The commentators became convinced that Khali was going to win the whole thing; and even as the clock ticked down the final 10 seconds before the 30th - and final - participant was to make his entrance, they emphasized that ''no one'' could stop Khali. Just then the clock ran out, and...[[Wrestling/TheUndertaker cue gong]].

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* Invoked by the commentators during the 2007 Royal Rumble Match, when TheGreatKhali Wrestling/TheGreatKhali entered late in the match and basically took it over, eliminating several Superstars in succession and beating the rest into submission. The commentators became convinced that Khali was going to win the whole thing; and even as the clock ticked down the final 10 seconds before the 30th - and final - participant was to make his entrance, they emphasized that ''no one'' could stop Khali. Just then the clock ran out, and...[[Wrestling/TheUndertaker cue gong]].
11th Jan '17 11:48:36 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'': Ming The Merciless gloats, "Pathetic Earthlings! Who will save you now?" (Three guesses what the answer is.)

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'': ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'': Ming The Merciless gloats, "Pathetic Earthlings! Who will save you now?" (Three guesses what the answer is.)
11th Jan '17 10:50:22 AM wootzits
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch has this happen to him on an almost episodic basis; whenever one of his 'flawless' plans nears completion, Lelouch gloats to himself that, "All the conditions have been cleared." Within seconds, something goes terribly wrong, commonly due to something that Lelouch couldn't have possibly known about beforehand.
* ''Anime/CombattlerV'': It is ''disturbingly'' frequently used by [[TheDragon Prince Garuda]]. When he [[spoiler:blew [[TheHero Hyoma's]] arms off]], when he blackmailed the Japanese Government in blowing up the Nanbara Connection -the HQ of the heroes-, when he deceived the Japanese police to get the Combattler team under arrest... Some would think he would learn NOT tempting fate after the first time.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Episode 36, the one before the series finale, ends with Light (who is actually the series' [[VillainProtagonist protagonist]]) saying "This is my win", and by that [[spoiler:revealing himself as Kira, while thinking the SPK members are going to be killed by Mikami's Death Note]]. However, when [[spoiler:Near and the other SPK members don't die]], it becomes clear that Light has been {{out gambit}}ted.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'': [[SmugSnake Quattro]], after managing to keep the [[KillSat Saint's Cradle]] running despite the destroyed engine, triumphantly announces "We're not finished yet!". Then Nanoha spots her. Cue OhCrap moment.



* It is ''disturbingly'' frequently used by [[TheDragon Prince Garuda]] from ''Anime/CombattlerV''. When he [[spoiler:blew [[TheHero Hyoma's]] arms off]], when he blackmailed the Japanese Government in blowing up the Nanbara Connection -the HQ of the heroes-, when he deceived the Japanese police to get the Combattler team under arrest... Some would think he would learn NOT tempting fate after the first time.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Episode 36, the one before the series finale, ends with Light (who is actually the series' [[VillainProtagonist protagonist]]) saying "This is my win", and by that [[spoiler:revealing himself as Kira, while thinking the SPK members are going to be killed by Mikami's Death Note]]. However, when [[spoiler:Near and the other SPK members don't die]], it becomes clear that Light has been {{out gambit}}ted.
* ''CodeGeass'': Lelouch has this happen to him on an almost episodic basis; whenever one of his 'flawless' plans nears completion, Lelouch gloats to himself that, "All the conditions have been cleared." Within seconds, something goes terribly wrong, commonly due to something that Lelouch couldn't have possibly known about beforehand.
* [[SmugSnake Quattro]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', after managing to keep the [[KillSat Saint's Cradle]] running despite the destroyed engine, triumphantly announces "We're not finished yet!". Then Nanoha spots her. Cue OhCrap moment.

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* It ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': Tsubarov's demise, where Tsubarov is ''disturbingly'' frequently used by [[TheDragon Prince Garuda]] from ''Anime/CombattlerV''. When he [[spoiler:blew [[TheHero Hyoma's]] arms off]], when he blackmailed the Japanese Government in blowing up the Nanbara Connection -the HQ of the heroes-, when he deceived the Japanese police to get the Combattler team under arrest... Some would think he would learn NOT tempting fate after the first time.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Episode 36, the one before the series finale, ends with Light (who is actually the series' [[VillainProtagonist protagonist]]) saying "This is my win",
laughing and by claiming that [[spoiler:revealing himself as Kira, while thinking the SPK members are going to be killed by Mikami's Death Note]]. However, when [[spoiler:Near and the other SPK members don't die]], it becomes clear that Light has been {{out gambit}}ted.
* ''CodeGeass'': Lelouch has this happen to him on an almost episodic basis; whenever one of
his 'flawless' plans nears completion, Lelouch gloats to himself that, "All the conditions have been cleared." Within seconds, something goes terribly wrong, commonly due to something that Lelouch mobile dolls couldn't have possibly known about beforehand.
* [[SmugSnake Quattro]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', after managing to keep the [[KillSat Saint's Cradle]] running despite the
be defeated. His last words were "I am invincible." The difference is that his mobile dolls had just been destroyed engine, triumphantly announces "We're not finished yet!". Then Nanoha spots her. by Wufei Chang and the room he was in was crumbling and ''clearly about to blow up'' due to Wufei's berserk attack on the base.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Inverted with [[spoiler:Asuka]] in ''End of Evangelion''. [[spoiler:After waking from her coma and discovering about the connection between her EVA and her mother, this trope is in play. Asuka was fighting very well but three factors would ensure her defeat, the [[TimedMission cut power supply]], the [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose Mass Produced EVAs]], and the DiabolusExMachina.
Cue OhCrap moment.HeroicRROD at [[FinaglesLaw THE worst possible moment]].]]



* Inverted with [[spoiler:Asuka]] in ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]''. [[spoiler:After waking from her coma and discovering about the connection between her EVA and her mother, this trope is in play. Asuka was fighting very well but three factors would ensure her defeat, the [[TimedMission cut power supply]], the [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose Mass Produced EVAs]], and the DiabolusExMachina. Cue HeroicRROD at [[FinaglesLaw THE worst possible moment]].]]
* ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'': Grings Kodai finally [[spoiler:absorbs the Time Ripple he's been searching for after his EvilPlan seems to go off flawlessly.]] Having a massive ego, he just can't help going into one of these rants in front of Ash, telling him that he'll get away with it and there's nothing anyone can do. [[spoiler: Turns out [[SpannerInTheWorks Zorua destroyed his illusion canceler]], something [[MasterOfIllusion Zoroark]] took full advantage of, and the Time Ripple he just absorbed was a fake and [[EngineeredPublicConfession Karl caught his entire EvilGloating session on tape and plays it to the entire town the next morning, including the cops]].]] While Kodai would've been defeated even if he hadn't gone into his speech, it was the final nail in the coffin, [[spoiler:as it had him admit to causing a massive disaster 20 years ago and being perfectly willing to do it again]], ensuring his arrest.
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' [[BigBad Berg Katse]] or one of his captains does this every few episodes. Generally shortly before a kaboom aimed at or in the mecha/base of the week.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' has an example in Tsubarov's demise, where Tsubarov is laughing and claiming that his mobile dolls couldn't possibly be defeated. His last words were "I am invincible." The difference is that his mobile dolls had just been destroyed by Wufei Chang and the room he was in was crumbling and ''clearly about to blow up'' due to Wufei's berserk attack on the base.

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* Inverted with [[spoiler:Asuka]] in ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]''. [[spoiler:After waking from her coma and discovering about the connection between her EVA and her mother, this trope is in play. Asuka was fighting very well but three factors would ensure her defeat, the [[TimedMission cut power supply]], the [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose Mass Produced EVAs]], and the DiabolusExMachina. Cue HeroicRROD at [[FinaglesLaw THE worst possible moment]].]]
* ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'': Grings Kodai finally [[spoiler:absorbs the Time Ripple he's been searching for after his EvilPlan seems to go off flawlessly.]] Having a massive ego, he just can't help going into one of these rants in front of Ash, telling him that he'll get away with it and there's nothing anyone can do. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out [[SpannerInTheWorks Zorua destroyed his illusion canceler]], something [[MasterOfIllusion Zoroark]] took full advantage of, and the Time Ripple he just absorbed was a fake and [[EngineeredPublicConfession Karl caught his entire EvilGloating session on tape and plays it to the entire town the next morning, including the cops]].]] While Kodai would've been defeated even if he hadn't gone into his speech, it was the final nail in the coffin, [[spoiler:as it had him admit to causing a massive disaster 20 years ago and being perfectly willing to do it again]], ensuring his arrest.
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': [[BigBad Berg Katse]] or one of his captains does this every few episodes. Generally shortly before a kaboom aimed at or in the mecha/base of the week.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' has an example in Tsubarov's demise, where Tsubarov is laughing and claiming that his mobile dolls couldn't possibly be defeated. His last words were "I am invincible." The difference is that his mobile dolls had just been destroyed by Wufei Chang and the room he was in was crumbling and ''clearly about to blow up'' due to Wufei's berserk attack on the base.
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* Near the end of ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Jafar has Aladdin and his friends at his mercy hanging over a lava pit. "Give it up, boy. You can never have my lamp, and there is no one here to save you this time." Cue [[HeelFaceTurn Iago's arrival.]]
* Uttered by Professor Z, TheDragon of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2''. Cue Finn [=McMissile=]'s arrival.
* It's the ''good guys'' who say this ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''. Their on-stage song of "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" turns into a big dance routine at the movie's climax, and though the EnfanteTerrible BigBad makes the obligatory over-the-top attempt to put the lie to their lyrics, [[SpringtimeForHitler she succeeds only in playing right into their hands]].



** The [[spoiler: AI system of the Alien's ship has a security system that functions just like DDR.]] After the AI declares her security code unbreakable, [[spoiler: Dr. Cockroach busts out the moves and unlocks the system.]]
* Uttered by Professor Z, TheDragon of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2''. Cue Finn [=McMissile=]'s arrival.
* It's the ''good guys'' who say this ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''. Their on-stage song of "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" turns into a big dance routine at the movie's climax, and though the EnfanteTerrible BigBad makes the obligatory over-the-top attempt to put the lie to their lyrics, [[SpringtimeForHitler she succeeds only in playing right into their hands]].
* Near the end of ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Jafar has Aladdin and his friends at his mercy hanging over a lava pit. "Give it up, boy. You can never have my lamp, and there is no one here to save you this time." Cue [[HeelFaceTurn Iago's arrival.]]

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** The [[spoiler: AI system of the Alien's ship has a security system that functions just like DDR.]] After the AI declares her security code unbreakable, [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Cockroach busts out the moves and unlocks the system.]]
* Uttered by Professor Z, TheDragon of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2''. Cue Finn [=McMissile=]'s arrival.
* It's the ''good guys'' who say this ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''. Their on-stage song of "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" turns into a big dance routine at the movie's climax, and though the EnfanteTerrible BigBad makes the obligatory over-the-top attempt to put the lie to their lyrics, [[SpringtimeForHitler she succeeds only in playing right into their hands]].
* Near the end of ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Jafar has Aladdin and his friends at his mercy hanging over a lava pit. "Give it up, boy. You can never have my lamp, and there is no one here to save you this time." Cue [[HeelFaceTurn Iago's arrival.
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* In ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'', (The book is even ''named'' ''Soon I Will Be Invincible'') Doctor Impossible has defeated the heroes and his nemesis and his DoomsdayDevice is working perfectly...
-->It feels so good, I just have to say it:\\
"So much for [=CoreFire=]. And so much for those wretched Champions!"
-->Then, right behind me, someone clears their throat, and I freeze.
-->"Well, almost."
* In ''[[Literature/ArtemisFowl Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident]]'', the main villain Briar Cudgeon states "And nobody can get in here to stop me." the narration remarks [[LampshadeHanging "Of course, you should never say something like that, especially when you're an arch villain. It's just asking for trouble."]] Predictably, the author is correct; shortly thereafter Artemis's BattleButler shoulders his way through a supposedly secure door; then the other archvillain learns that Cudgeon has betrayed her and kills him with plasma that he himself had activated.

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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': In ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'', (The book is even ''named'' ''Soon I Will Be Invincible'') Doctor Impossible has defeated the heroes and his nemesis and his DoomsdayDevice is working perfectly...
-->It feels so good, I just have to say it:\\
"So much for [=CoreFire=]. And so much for those wretched Champions!"
-->Then, right behind me, someone clears their throat, and I freeze.
-->"Well, almost."
* In ''[[Literature/ArtemisFowl Artemis Fowl: The
''The Arctic Incident]]'', Incident'', the main villain Briar Cudgeon states "And nobody can get in here to stop me." the narration remarks [[LampshadeHanging "Of course, you should never say something like that, especially when you're an arch villain. It's just asking for trouble."]] Predictably, the author is correct; shortly thereafter Artemis's BattleButler shoulders his way through a supposedly secure door; then the other archvillain learns that Cudgeon has betrayed her and kills him with plasma that he himself had activated.



* ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'' (note the title): Doctor Impossible has defeated the heroes and his nemesis and his DoomsdayDevice is working perfectly...
-->It feels so good, I just have to say it:\\
"So much for [=CoreFire=]. And so much for those wretched Champions!"
-->Then, right behind me, someone clears their throat, and I freeze.
-->"Well, almost."



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3rd Jan '17 10:39:07 PM Premonition45
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** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', the Emperor says how secure the shield base is on Endor, guarded by a full legion of his best stormtroopers. They're subsequently outwitted by teddy bears.

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** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', the Emperor says how secure the shield base is on Endor, guarded by a full legion of his best stormtroopers. They're subsequently outwitted by teddy bears.Ewoks.



* ''Film/TheLoveBug'' features the villain's henchman telling him "You can't lose, sir! You can't possibly lo...", trailing off as he sees that Herbie (half of him anyway) is passing them right before the finish line. Later, the villain tells him "Couldn't lose, I think you said."

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* ''Film/TheLoveBug'' features the villain's henchman Thorndyke's henchman, Havershaw, telling him "You can't lose, sir! You can't possibly lo...", trailing off as he sees that Herbie (half ([[ItMakesSenseInContext half of him anyway) anyway]]) is passing them right before the finish line. Later, the villain Thorndyke tells him "Couldn't lose, I think you said."
9th Nov '16 1:25:05 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Doctor Octopus does an interesting variation of this line in ''Ride/TheAmazingAdventuresOfSpiderMan'', saying, "With my anti-gravity cannon, even Spider-Man won't be able to stop me!" Electro quickly corrects him, saying, "You mean ''us''." To which Ock replies, "Yes, of course...", giving a brief implication that he's going to betray the other Syndicate members later on.

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* Doctor Octopus does an interesting variation of this line in ''Ride/TheAmazingAdventuresOfSpiderMan'', ''Ride/TheAmazingAdventuresOfSpiderMan'' at Ride/UniversalStudios, saying, "With my anti-gravity cannon, even Spider-Man won't be able to stop me!" Electro quickly corrects him, saying, "You mean ''us''." To which Ock replies, "Yes, of course...", giving a brief implication that he's going to betray the other Syndicate members later on.on.
* In ''It's Tough To Be a Bug'' at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, Hopper proudly proclaims this after launching a bug-assault on the audience, only for a chameleon to show up seconds later and attempt to devour him, which promptly scares him away.
2nd Nov '16 2:04:41 AM Tron80
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* [[http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/44/28341_20060209135243_large.jpg This Hulk cover]].

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* ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'': [[http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/44/28341_20060209135243_large.jpg This Hulk cover]].cover]].
* In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'' super-villain Radion traps Franchise/{{Superman}} in an energy globe, explains his plan and brags that no one can stop him and his ally Protector, not even Superman. Bad idea. Superman shattered his energy cell, tracked both villains down and beat them.
-->'''Radion:''' We can't be stopped Not even by you, Superman!
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