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21st Jun '16 5:56:02 AM Euodiachloris
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* Crops up regularly in a ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Unsurprisingly, given its high concentration of [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] and {{MagnificentBastard}}s, as well as [[BigBadWannabe those who aspire to be such]] meeting such things as [[UnwittingPawn pawns]] and [[SpannerInTheWorks random spanners]]. But, the queen of getting herself Out-Gambitted is [[SmugSnake Cersei]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Lannister]] throughout the well-named ''Literature/AFeastForCrows''.

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* Crops up regularly in a ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' to practically everybody involved. Unsurprisingly, given its high concentration of [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] and {{MagnificentBastard}}s, as well as [[BigBadWannabe those who aspire to be such]] meeting such things as [[UnwittingPawn pawns]] and [[SpannerInTheWorks random spanners]]. But, spanners]].
** More specifically, however;
the queen of prize for getting herself Out-Gambitted is most regularly has to go to [[SmugSnake Cersei]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Lannister]] throughout Lannister]], particularly through the well-named ''Literature/AFeastForCrows''.
20th Jun '16 7:33:22 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Crops up regularly in a ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Unsurprisingly, given its high concentration of [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] and {{MagnificentBastard}}s, as well as [[BigBadWannabe those who aspire to be such]] meeting such things as [[UnwittingPawn pawns]] and [[SpannerInTheWorks random spanners]]. But, the queen of getting herself Out-Gambitted is pretty much [[SmugSnake Cersei]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Lannister]] throughout the well-named ''Literature/AFeastForCrows''.
** [[Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg Historically]], the Blackfyres pretty much got pulverized due to their own egos getting repeatedly used against them by the then-Hand, [[TheExtremistWasRight Brynden Rivers]] aka "Bloodraven". He outright won a [[BattleOfWits war of wits]], not just a battle, by undercutting each and every attempt they and Ageor "Bittersteel" Rivers made to gain the Iron Throne. If at a cost.

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* Crops up regularly in a ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Unsurprisingly, given its high concentration of [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] and {{MagnificentBastard}}s, as well as [[BigBadWannabe those who aspire to be such]] meeting such things as [[UnwittingPawn pawns]] and [[SpannerInTheWorks random spanners]]. But, the queen of getting herself Out-Gambitted is pretty much [[SmugSnake Cersei]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Lannister]] throughout the well-named ''Literature/AFeastForCrows''.
** [[Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg Historically]], * In ''Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg'', the Blackfyres pretty much historically got pulverized due to their own egos getting repeatedly used against them by the then-Hand, [[TheExtremistWasRight Brynden Rivers]] aka "Bloodraven". He outright won a [[BattleOfWits war of wits]], not just a battle, by undercutting each and every attempt they and Ageor "Bittersteel" Rivers made to gain the Iron Throne. If at a cost.
20th Jun '16 2:59:02 PM Euodiachloris
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* Crops up regularly in a ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Unsurprisingly, given its high concentration of [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] and {{Magnificent Bastard}}s, as well as [[BigBadWannabe those who aspire to be such]] meeting such things as UnwittingPawns and [[SpannerInTheWorks random spanners]]. Historically, the Blackfyres pretty much got pulverized due to their own egos getting repeatedly used against them by the then Hand, Brynden Rivers aka "Bloodraven". He outright won a [[BattleOfWits war of wits]], not just a battle, by undercutting each and every attempt they and Ageor "Bittersteel" Rivers made to gain the Iron Throne. If at a cost.

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* Crops up regularly in a ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Unsurprisingly, given its high concentration of [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] and {{Magnificent Bastard}}s, {{MagnificentBastard}}s, as well as [[BigBadWannabe those who aspire to be such]] meeting such things as UnwittingPawns [[UnwittingPawn pawns]] and [[SpannerInTheWorks random spanners]]. Historically, spanners]]. But, the queen of getting herself Out-Gambitted is pretty much [[SmugSnake Cersei]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Lannister]] throughout the well-named ''Literature/AFeastForCrows''.
**[[Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg Historically]],
the Blackfyres pretty much got pulverized due to their own egos getting repeatedly used against them by the then Hand, then-Hand, [[TheExtremistWasRight Brynden Rivers Rivers]] aka "Bloodraven". He outright won a [[BattleOfWits war of wits]], not just a battle, by undercutting each and every attempt they and Ageor "Bittersteel" Rivers made to gain the Iron Throne. If at a cost.
20th Jun '16 1:11:01 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Crops up regularly in a ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. Unsurprisingly, really, given its high concentration of [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] and {{Magnificent Bastard}}s, as well as [[BigBadWannabe those who aspire to be such]] meeting such things as UnwittingPawns and [[SpannerInTheWorks random spanners]]. In particular, pretty much everything that happens to [[SmugSnake Cersei Lannister]] in ''A Feast For Crows'' is this trope, both concentrated and distilled.
** Historically, the Blackfyres pretty much got pulverized due to their own egos getting repeatedly used against them by the then Hand, Brynden Rivers aka "Bloodraven". He outright won a [[BattleOfWits war of wits]], not just a battle, by undercutting each and every attempt they and Ageor "Bittersteel" Rivers made to gain the Iron Throne. If at a cost.

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* Crops up regularly in a ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Unsurprisingly, really, given its high concentration of [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] and {{Magnificent Bastard}}s, as well as [[BigBadWannabe those who aspire to be such]] meeting such things as UnwittingPawns and [[SpannerInTheWorks random spanners]]. In particular, pretty much everything that happens to [[SmugSnake Cersei Lannister]] in ''A Feast For Crows'' is this trope, both concentrated and distilled.
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Historically, the Blackfyres pretty much got pulverized due to their own egos getting repeatedly used against them by the then Hand, Brynden Rivers aka "Bloodraven". He outright won a [[BattleOfWits war of wits]], not just a battle, by undercutting each and every attempt they and Ageor "Bittersteel" Rivers made to gain the Iron Throne. If at a cost.
20th Jun '16 7:22:51 AM Euodiachloris
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* Unsurprisingly, given its high concentration of [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] and {{Magnificent Bastard}}s, as well as [[BigBadWannabe those who aspire to be such]], this happens a lot in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. In particular, pretty much everything that happens to [[SmugSnake Cersei Lannister]] in ''A Feast For Crows'' is this trope.

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* Crops up regularly in a ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. Unsurprisingly, really, given its high concentration of [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] and {{Magnificent Bastard}}s, as well as [[BigBadWannabe those who aspire to be such]], this happens a lot in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. such]] meeting such things as UnwittingPawns and [[SpannerInTheWorks random spanners]]. In particular, pretty much everything that happens to [[SmugSnake Cersei Lannister]] in ''A Feast For Crows'' is this trope.trope, both concentrated and distilled.
** Historically, the Blackfyres pretty much got pulverized due to their own egos getting repeatedly used against them by the then Hand, Brynden Rivers aka "Bloodraven". He outright won a [[BattleOfWits war of wits]], not just a battle, by undercutting each and every attempt they and Ageor "Bittersteel" Rivers made to gain the Iron Throne. If at a cost.
19th Jun '16 2:37:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[Literature/OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]]'', the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] turn out to have a rather large gambit involving [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Fawning Idiocy]]. But, it's revealed, the Chiss planned for this all along, letting word leak out so that the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] formed their plan in the first place, setting up safe spaces for their crew, inviting along Jedi and [[BadassCrew 501st stormtroopers]] and not letting the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] see what they could do. All to make that nomadic people of slavers strike, satisfying the Chiss [[MartialPacifist Martial Pacifism]] so that they could seek out and attack the [[spoiler: Vagaari]]. After it's all over Mara Jade looks at that plan in disbelief, and says that [[TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn's]] fingerprints are all over it. But Thrawn is dead, and [[HandOfThrawn his clone was destroyed]].

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* In ''[[Literature/OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]]'', the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] turn out to have a rather large gambit involving [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Fawning Idiocy]]. But, it's revealed, the Chiss planned for this all along, letting word leak out so that the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] formed their plan in the first place, setting up safe spaces for their crew, inviting along Jedi and [[BadassCrew 501st stormtroopers]] and not letting the [[spoiler: Vagaari]] see what they could do. All to make that nomadic people of slavers strike, satisfying the Chiss [[MartialPacifist Martial Pacifism]] so that they could seek out and attack the [[spoiler: Vagaari]]. After it's all over Mara Jade looks at that plan in disbelief, and says that [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn's]] fingerprints are all over it. But Thrawn is dead, and [[HandOfThrawn [[Literature/HandOfThrawn his clone was destroyed]].



** At the climax of ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', the New Republic plans on striking at the Imperial shipyards at Bilbringi, [[KansasCityShuffle but try to play Thrawn by not-quite-as-secretly making plans for an attack at Tangrene]]. Thrawn sees through the Rebels' ruse and prepares accordingly, but gets surprised by the [[NeutralNoLonger Smugglers' Alliance]], who assumed that the New Republic ''was'' attacking Tangrene and planned their own strike at Bilbringi that just happened to coincide with the New Republic offensive. In other words, a cunning plan was defeated by a cunning-er plan [[SpannerInTheWorks but rescued by a]] ''[[GambitPileup botched]]'' [[GambitPileup plan]] - and even then it could've gone the Imperials' way were it not for a critical BodyguardBetrayal.

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** At the climax of ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', the New Republic plans on striking at the Imperial shipyards at Bilbringi, [[KansasCityShuffle but try to play Thrawn by not-quite-as-secretly making plans for an attack at Tangrene]]. Thrawn sees through the Rebels' ruse and prepares accordingly, but gets surprised by the [[NeutralNoLonger Smugglers' Alliance]], who assumed that the New Republic ''was'' attacking Tangrene and planned their own strike at Bilbringi that just happened to coincide with the New Republic offensive. In other words, a cunning plan was defeated by a cunning-er plan [[SpannerInTheWorks but rescued by a]] ''[[GambitPileup botched]]'' [[GambitPileup plan]] - and even then it could've gone the Imperials' way were it not for a critical BodyguardBetrayal.
17th Jun '16 11:39:54 PM WillBGood
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the Injustice League has captured Batman, and begins working on different ideas to tear the league apart to defeat them. What they don't realize before it's too late is that a) Batman's manipulating THEM into screwing up, and b) He can escape whenever he wanted. Naturally, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker- the member who actually ''caught'' Batman for the team- is the only guy [[spoiler:(except for the Ultra-Humanite)]] who fully expects Batman to escape, and pleads for the right to kill him immediately. ComicBook/LexLuthor doesn't listen, and the team listens to Lex, which means, of course, that ''The Joker'' was the OnlySaneMan in that situation. [[spoiler: The ''real'' man who Out-Gambitted the Injustice League, though, was the Ultra-Humanite, who had already agreed to help Batman out...in return for a generous donation in his name to his favourite public broadcast station.]]

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the Injustice League has captured Batman, and begins working on different ideas to tear the league apart to defeat them. What they don't realize before it's too late is that a) Batman's manipulating THEM into screwing up, and b) He can escape whenever he wanted. Naturally, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker- the member who actually ''caught'' Batman for the team- is the only guy [[spoiler:(except for the Ultra-Humanite)]] who fully expects Batman to escape, and pleads for the right to kill him immediately. ComicBook/LexLuthor doesn't listen, and the team listens to Lex, which means, of course, that ''The Joker'' was the OnlySaneMan in that situation. [[spoiler: The ''real'' man who Out-Gambitted the Injustice League, though, was the Ultra-Humanite, who had already agreed to help Batman out...in return for a [[ViewersLikeYou generous donation in his name name]] to his favourite public broadcast station.]]
17th Jun '16 11:36:07 PM WillBGood
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-->'''Batman''': She almost had me, you know. Arms and legs shackled, dizzy from the blood rushing to my brain... I had no way out other than convincing her to call you. I knew [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou your massive ego would never allow anyone else the honor of killing me]], though I have to admit she came a lot closer than you ever did, ''puddin'.''

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-->'''Batman''': She almost had me, you know. Arms and legs shackled, dizzy from the blood rushing to my brain... I had no way out other than convincing her to call you. I knew [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou your massive ego would never allow anyone else the honor of killing me]], though I have to admit she came a lot closer than you ever did, did... ''puddin'.''
12th May '16 5:10:14 PM JJHIL325
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* This is how the BigBad of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' gets taken down; [[spoiler: Bellwether and her goons manage to retrieve the [[HatePlague Night Howler]] dart gun Judy and Nick took as evidence and traps them in one of the museum exhibits. She then infects Nick with the Night Howler and calls the ZPD to report Judy getting attacked, realizing that the bunny can't escape due to her injured leg and will get killed. For the villain, this means that she gets a couple troublesome witnesses out of the way and create more anti-predator sentiment for her plan in one fell swoop. She stuck around to gloat and watch the gruesome death. It backfires on her ''massively'' when it turns out that Judy and Nick were anticipating Bellwether's actions, so they replaced the serum with blueberries while they still had the dart gun. Then while Nick was faking going savage, Judy used her [[Chekov'sBoomerang carrot pen recorder]] to [[CaughtOnTape record Bellwether's gloating, creating more than enough evidence to convict her]]. Then when Bellwether tried to run, [[RightBehindMe she realizes that the ZPD are behind her.]]]]

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* This is how the BigBad of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' gets taken down; [[spoiler: Bellwether and her goons manage to retrieve the [[HatePlague Night Howler]] dart gun Judy and Nick took as evidence and traps them in one of the museum exhibits. She then infects Nick with the Night Howler and calls the ZPD to report Judy getting attacked, realizing that the bunny can't escape due to her injured leg and will get killed. For the villain, this means that she gets a couple troublesome witnesses out of the way and create more anti-predator sentiment for her plan in one fell swoop. She stuck around to gloat and watch the gruesome death. It backfires on her ''massively'' when it turns out that Judy and Nick were anticipating Bellwether's actions, so they replaced the serum with blueberries while they still had the dart gun. Then while Nick was faking going savage, Judy used her [[Chekov'sBoomerang [[ChekhovsBoomerang carrot pen recorder]] to [[CaughtOnTape record Bellwether's gloating, creating more than enough evidence to convict her]]. Then when Bellwether tried to run, [[RightBehindMe she realizes that the ZPD are behind her.]]]]]]]] Nick's and Judy's smug faces tell it all.
12th May '16 5:07:01 PM JJHIL325
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* This is how the BigBad of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' gets taken down; [[spoiler: Bellwether and her goons manage to retrieve the [[HatePlague Night Howler]] dart gun Judy and Nick took as evidence and traps them in one of the museum exhibits. She then infects Nick with the Night Howler and calls the ZPD to report Judy getting attacked, realizing that the bunny can't escape due to her injured leg and will get killed. For the villian, this means that she gets a couple troublesome witnesses out of the way and create more anti-predator sentiment for her plan in one fell swoop. She stuck around to gloat and watch the gruesome death. It backfires on her ''massively'' when it turns out that Judy and Nick were anticipating Bellwether's actions, so they replaced the serum with blueberries while they still had the dart gun. Then while Nick was faking going savage, Judy used her [[Chekov'sBoomerang carrot pen recorder]] to [[CaughtOnTape record Bellwether's gloating, creating more than enough evidence to convict her]]. Then when Bellwether tried to run, [[RightBehindMe she realizes that the ZPD are behind her.]]]]

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* This is how the BigBad of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' gets taken down; [[spoiler: Bellwether and her goons manage to retrieve the [[HatePlague Night Howler]] dart gun Judy and Nick took as evidence and traps them in one of the museum exhibits. She then infects Nick with the Night Howler and calls the ZPD to report Judy getting attacked, realizing that the bunny can't escape due to her injured leg and will get killed. For the villian, villain, this means that she gets a couple troublesome witnesses out of the way and create more anti-predator sentiment for her plan in one fell swoop. She stuck around to gloat and watch the gruesome death. It backfires on her ''massively'' when it turns out that Judy and Nick were anticipating Bellwether's actions, so they replaced the serum with blueberries while they still had the dart gun. Then while Nick was faking going savage, Judy used her [[Chekov'sBoomerang carrot pen recorder]] to [[CaughtOnTape record Bellwether's gloating, creating more than enough evidence to convict her]]. Then when Bellwether tried to run, [[RightBehindMe she realizes that the ZPD are behind her.]]]]
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