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17th Jul '16 3:53:12 PM Discar
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Compare FinaglesLaw, ItBeganWithATwistOfFate, NiceJobFixingItVillain, OutsideContextVillain, RememberedTooLate.

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Compare FinaglesLaw, ItBeganWithATwistOfFate, NiceJobFixingItVillain, OutsideContextVillain, OutsideContextProblem, RememberedTooLate.
2nd Jul '16 10:41:24 PM MadCat221
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* A smaller version in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' --British spy/Gil's man Wooster just caused [[spoiler: Dolokov's plan to corrupt/distract the Jaegergenerals while Wulfenbach forces destroy Castle Heterodyne]] to go thoroughly off the rails.
22nd Jun '16 3:40:15 AM Dravencour
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** Elsa was also this. [[spoiler: Her denial of Anna's marriage to Hans and her departure from Arendelle wound up saving Anna as it delayed his plans and gave Anna a lesson in trusting people so quickly while at the same time showing her ThePowerOfLove.]]

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** Elsa was also this. [[spoiler: Her denial of [[spoiler:Her refusal to give her blessing to Anna's marriage to Hans and her departure from Arendelle wound up saving Anna as it delayed his plans and gave Anna a lesson in trusting people so quickly while at the same time showing her ThePowerOfLove.]]
20th Jun '16 9:23:45 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'': According to [[spoiler:Roz]], Sulley and Mike were this to [[spoiler:Waternoose's plan]]. She gives them credit for exposing the scandal when [[ReverseMole she reveals her own true colors]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'': According Mike forgetting to [[spoiler:Roz]], file his paperwork, and Sulley volunteering to get it for him, end up causing a chain of events that [[spoiler: exposed Randall and Mike were this to [[spoiler:Waternoose's plan]]. She Waternoose's plan]].[[spoiler: Roz]] gives them credit for exposing the scandal when [[ReverseMole she reveals her own true colors]].
15th Jun '16 11:47:29 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Jafar's plan to steal the lamp and leave Aladdin behind in the cave would have worked if Aladdin's pet monkey Abu hadn't picked his pocket and then given the lamp to Aladdin.
9th Jun '16 4:30:00 AM ShinyManaphy
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* In ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'''s TrueEnding storyline, Dr Iwamine had ''won''. [[spoiler:Ryouta was mindless and implanted with the Charon Virus, Sakuya was emotionally broken, Yuuya and Hiyoko were both dead, and Kazuaki and Anghel were trapped.]] It takes ''two'' spanners to fix this. The first is [[spoiler:Okosan, who snaps Sakuya out of his grief just in time to stop Anghel and Kazuaki from dying to nerve gas. This leads directly into the second - and most important - spanner, which is Anghel using his hallucinogenic pheromones to put Ryouta into a mental state where he could be talked down and prevented from wiping out humanity, thus unravelling everything Shuu had done up to that point.]] Needless to say, don't fuck with the [[JokeCharacter Joke Characters]].
28th May '16 9:01:24 AM Nazetrime
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* Double subverted during the Centralis battle in ''Series/{{Noob}}''. [[spoiler:Fantöm]]'s plan was to distract [[TheAce Amaras]] simply by his unexpected presence to keep him away from the Coalition frontlines, depsite being much weaker than him. Amaras doesn't fall for it, but this is the time [[LivingLegend Spectre]] chooses to confirm the rumors about him being BackInTheSaddle. The major difference is that Spectre is strong enough to give Amaras trouble and wants the Empire to win enough to keep him busy so it will have a chance.

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* Double subverted during the Centralis battle in ''Series/{{Noob}}''.the ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' novels and webseries. [[spoiler:Fantöm]]'s plan was to distract [[TheAce Amaras]] simply by his unexpected presence to keep him away from the Coalition frontlines, depsite being much weaker than him. Amaras doesn't fall for it, but this is the time [[LivingLegend Spectre]] chooses to confirm the rumors about him being BackInTheSaddle. The major difference is that Spectre is strong enough to give Amaras trouble and wants the Empire to win enough to keep him busy so it will have a chance. The novel version of scene mentions the trope by name.
28th May '16 8:58:22 AM Nazetrime
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* Double subverted during the Centralis battle in ''Series/{{Noob}}''. [[spoiler:Fantöm]]'s plan was to distract [[TheAce Amaras]] to keep him away from the Coalition frontlines, depsite being much weaker than him. Amaras doesn't fall for it, but this is the time [[LivingLegend Spectre]] chooses to confirm the rumors about him being BackInTheSaddle. The major difference is that Spectre is strong enough to give Amaras trouble and wants the Empire to win enough to keep him busy so it will have a chance.

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* Double subverted during the Centralis battle in ''Series/{{Noob}}''. [[spoiler:Fantöm]]'s plan was to distract [[TheAce Amaras]] simply by his unexpected presence to keep him away from the Coalition frontlines, depsite being much weaker than him. Amaras doesn't fall for it, but this is the time [[LivingLegend Spectre]] chooses to confirm the rumors about him being BackInTheSaddle. The major difference is that Spectre is strong enough to give Amaras trouble and wants the Empire to win enough to keep him busy so it will have a chance.
28th May '16 8:55:24 AM Nazetrime
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* Double subverted during the Centralis battle in ''Series/{{Noob}}''. [[spoiler:Fantöm]]'s plan was to distract [[TheAce Amaras]] to keep him away from the Coalition frontlines, depsite being much weaker than him. Amaras doesn't fall for it, but this is the time [[LivingLegend Spectre]] chooses to confirm the rumors about him being BackInTheSaddle. The major difference is that Spectre is strong enough to give Amaras trouble and wants the Empire to win enough to keep him busy so it will have a chance.
20th May '16 10:10:46 PM KingLyger
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** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' sees Phineas Filch end up as one in the second case. [[spoiler:Florent L'Belle's entire scheme, which took months of planning, backstabbing, manipulation, blackmail, threats, and outright murder - so much so that it's lampshaded how [[ComplexityAddiction how insanely complicated it all is]] by Apollo Justice - was all to have access to the Forbidden Chamber in Nine-Tails Vale to steal a gold ingot contained inside of it. Filch, on the other hand, snuck into the Forbidden Chamber on a whim in fifteen minutes because he was bored. By doing so, he spooked Jinxie Tenma enough and forced L'Belle to improvise a few things, proving to be his downfall in court.]]
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