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15th Nov '17 8:56:13 PM Jgamer
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** His desire to help a human village ended with him in a position to UTTERLY screw over a fae--[[GoodIsNotNice which he does]] so very EPICALLY.

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** His desire to help a human village ended with him in a position to UTTERLY screw over a fae--[[GoodIsNotNice which he does]] so very EPICALLY. [[spoiler: The fae in question calls a WildHunt on Quentyn, promising a wish if he survives. Quentyn barely manages to win, but it's now when the fae realizes to his horror that Quentyn is not only part of a race that's protected from the Hunt, but also under the protection of another being which doubly prohibits him. As punishment, the amount of wishes that the fae is supposed to give is tripled. The first two wishes are used to deprive him of everything he has. The third wish is a traditional "leave without taking revenge" wish...with an additional clause that forbids him from ever calling a hunt on that plane again.]]
8th Nov '17 12:20:44 AM Twiddler
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** In season 14, we learn how the Blood Gulch outposts were formed. Project Freelancer were going to use the place to hide the Alpha AI, so Agent Florida purposely assembled the worst soldiers from both the Red and Blue armies to fill the ranks, and even had a computerized personality (Vic) act as Command and keep both sides at a stalemate. Vic even had a roster of other Freelancers to recruit if anything happened to Florida. So what causes a perfectly orchestrated ForeverWar to spiral out of control, and eventually lead to the Project's destruction? Florida tripping over one of Vic's cables. This scrambled Vic's software, not only turning him into an idiot, but also replacing the roster with Caboose and Donut, the two soldiers whose respective Snipe Hunts are the root cause of the Blood Gulch Crew's adventures.

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** In season 14, we learn how the Blood Gulch outposts were formed. Project Freelancer were going to use the place to hide the Alpha AI, so Agent Florida purposely assembled the worst soldiers from both the Red and Blue armies to fill the ranks, and even had a computerized personality (Vic) act as Command and keep both sides at a stalemate. Vic even had a roster of other Freelancers to recruit if anything happened to Florida. So what causes a perfectly orchestrated ForeverWar to spiral out of control, and eventually lead to the Project's destruction? Florida tripping over one of Vic's cables. This scrambled Vic's software, not only turning him into an idiot, but also replacing the roster with Caboose and Donut, the two soldiers whose respective Snipe Hunts {{Snipe Hunt}}s are the root cause of the Blood Gulch Crew's adventures.
8th Nov '17 12:20:13 AM Twiddler
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** In season 14, we learn how the Blood Gulch outposts were formed. Project Freelancer were going to use the place to hide the Alpha AI, so Agent Florida purposely assembled the worst soldiers from both the Red and Blue armies to fill the ranks, and even had a computerized personality (Vic) act as Command and keep both sides at a stalemate. Vic even had a roster of other Freelancers to recruit if anything happened to Florida. So what causes a perfectly orchestrated ForeverWar to spiral out of control, and eventually lead to the Project's destruction? Florida tripping over one of Vic's cables. This scrambled Vic's software, not only turning him into an idiot, but also replacing the roster with Caboose and Donut, the two soldiers who's respective Snipe Hunts are the root cause of the Blood Gulch Crew's adventures.

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** In season 14, we learn how the Blood Gulch outposts were formed. Project Freelancer were going to use the place to hide the Alpha AI, so Agent Florida purposely assembled the worst soldiers from both the Red and Blue armies to fill the ranks, and even had a computerized personality (Vic) act as Command and keep both sides at a stalemate. Vic even had a roster of other Freelancers to recruit if anything happened to Florida. So what causes a perfectly orchestrated ForeverWar to spiral out of control, and eventually lead to the Project's destruction? Florida tripping over one of Vic's cables. This scrambled Vic's software, not only turning him into an idiot, but also replacing the roster with Caboose and Donut, the two soldiers who's whose respective Snipe Hunts are the root cause of the Blood Gulch Crew's adventures.
6th Nov '17 9:25:56 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/ForrestGump'' calls to complain that he can't sleep because of people playing with flashlights in the next building over and so [[HistoricalInJoke blows the lid on Watergate]].
* In ''Film/TheLadyVanishes'' an oblivious Iris manages to completely destroy a Nazi conspiracy just because she won't give up insisting that the eponymous lady exists.

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* ''Film/ForrestGump'' calls to complain that he can't sleep because of people playing with flashlights in the next building over over, and so [[HistoricalInJoke blows the lid on Watergate]].
* In ''Film/TheLadyVanishes'' ''Film/TheLadyVanishes'', an oblivious Iris manages to completely destroy a Nazi conspiracy just because she won't give up insisting that the eponymous lady exists.



*** Probably a good example of this is [[https://i.imgur.com/qQ3j7MB.png this story]], where a player who played a BigGood in a CrapsackWorld completely and utterly derailed a cynical GM's world by being IncorruptiblePurePureness: [[spoiler:a game where that had Corruption Points, his character had 0 and upon obtaining a special artifact that would make them a God but skyrocket their Corruption Points by a multiple of 100 to make them the new BigBad. However, 0 times anything is still 0]].

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*** Probably a good example of this is [[https://i.imgur.com/qQ3j7MB.png this story]], where a player who played a BigGood in a CrapsackWorld completely and utterly derailed a cynical GM's world by being IncorruptiblePurePureness: [[spoiler:a game where that had Corruption Points, his character had 0 and upon obtaining then obtained a special artifact that would make them a God but skyrocket their Corruption Points by a multiple of 100 to make them the new BigBad. However, 0 times anything is still 0]].
28th Oct '17 12:39:51 PM OlmoJV
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* In ''FanFic/TheVow'' (an AlternateUniverseFic of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''), when Po and the Furious Five have been imprisoned in the dungeon of the Tower of the Sacred Flame and Shen prepares to spring his trap for the invited nobility of China, Lianne sends [[NinjaMaid Jade]] to free the heroes before they can be killed, allowing them to rescue the nobility, setting back Shen's plans of conquest a little.

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* In ''FanFic/TheVow'' ''Fanfic/TheVow'' (an AlternateUniverseFic of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''), when Po and the Furious Five have been imprisoned in the dungeon of the Tower of the Sacred Flame and Shen prepares to spring his trap for the invited nobility of China, Lianne sends [[NinjaMaid Jade]] to free the heroes before they can be killed, allowing them to rescue the nobility, setting back Shen's plans of conquest a little.
18th Oct '17 1:12:22 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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These characters are TheChessmaster, SmugSnake, ManipulativeBastard, and MagnificentBastard's worst nightmare.

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These characters are TheChessmaster, SmugSnake, ManipulativeBastard, and MagnificentBastard's worst nightmare.
nightmare, and the bane of many a ClockKing.
3rd Oct '17 11:39:11 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* A conspiracy by Sejanus and Herod Antipas to overthrow High Priest Caiaphas and install Herod as King of Judea, using Jesus of Nazareth as their pawn, ended in failure when Sejanus was brought up on murder and treason charges before the Roman Senate and sentenced to death by the garrote, which resulted in everyone with even a remote connection feeling more vulnerable than ever, setting in motion the events leading up to Jesus's crucifixion. Since omnipotence and omniscience was the shtick of the God the Bible this may have been intentional.

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* A conspiracy by Sejanus and Herod Antipas to overthrow High Priest Caiaphas and install Herod as King of Judea, Judea (a plot not mentioned in the Bible at all due to [[{{Unperson}} damnatio memoriae]] being inflicted on Sejanus), using Jesus of Nazareth as their pawn, ended in failure when Sejanus was brought up on murder and treason charges before the Roman Senate and sentenced to death by the garrote, garrote (resulting in the aforementioned damnatio memoriae), which resulted in everyone with even a remote connection feeling more vulnerable than ever, setting in motion the events leading up to Jesus's crucifixion. Since omnipotence and omniscience was the shtick of the God the Bible in ''Literature/TheBible'', though, this may have been intentional.
3rd Oct '17 6:16:18 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Also, if the PC pursues [[spoiler: either Mayumi Kamijou or Yumi Matsumiya (who can't be romanced if you don't finish Mayumi's path first)]], he will also ruin [[spoiler: Mikazaki's plan to blackmail Mayumi into sex]] ''and'' will [[spoiler: give Yumi enough proof to get Mikazaki himself humiliated and kicked out of the school]].
* 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]].

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** Also, if the PC pursues [[spoiler: either Mayumi Kamijou or Yumi Matsumiya (who can't be romanced if you don't finish at least a good part of Mayumi's path isn't unlocked first)]], he will also ruin [[spoiler: Mikazaki's plan to blackmail Mayumi into sex]] ''and'' will [[spoiler: give Yumi enough proof to get Mikazaki himself humiliated and kicked out of the school]].
* 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 [[spoiler: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 it's best [[LethalJokeCharacter not to fuck]] with the [[JokeCharacter Joke Characters]].{{Joke Character}}s.
* In ''[[VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow Shall We Date?: Ninja Shadow]]'', Makoto's route has [[spoiler: his AntiVillain brother Toru]] deploying an EvilPlan where he [[spoiler: frames Makoto for murder to disband the Nagasaki Vigilantes, isolate his younger brother and force him to join his rebel cause.]] It works scaringly well despite Saori's efforts, until... [[spoiler: Ukyo decides to call the Edo Vigilante group and ask them for help. The moment Kinshirou and Wakasa from the Edo group step in is the moment they strt working hard to learn what's going on, leading to them clearing Makoto's name and giving him [[BattleCouple and Saori]] the chance to confront, fight and capture Toru.]]
16th Sep '17 6:19:55 PM cybertoy0
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* The Space Pirates from the Chorus Trilogy of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' (Seasons 11-13) had a pretty good FalseFlagOperation; their leaders would play two rival factions on the planet against one another, fueling them with reversed engineered alien technology and special weapons from ships they forced to crash into Chorus using their tractor beam until both sides killed each other off, allowing their employers to take full control of the planet and all the alien relics therein. However, their last attempt was foiled when the ship tried to change course, jump to slipspace, and power down simultaneously, causing it to break apart on entry and leave some of its passengers alive. Said passengers are the Blood Gulch Crew, who not only complicated the attempted crash in the first place (purely by accident) but would also end up outing the Space Pirates scheme to Chorus and eventually the rest of the UNSC.

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** In Episode 100 of the Blood Gulch Chronicles(Seasons 1-5), Omega the evil AI has apparently won; He's repossessed Tex, captured Junior, Tucker's alien son, and has a ship to escape Blood Gulch with. What stops the computerized personification of rage from possessing Junior and using him to eventually take control of the aliens from within? The Red Team planting Andy the Bomb on the ship. This was originally done in an attempt to defeat the Blues, but Andy's presence allows them to blast Tex and Omega out of the sky, allowing Junior to escape in the chaos. On a smaller scale, Tucker finding the alien sword makes him immune to Agent Wyoming's time-rewinder, allowing him to remember the events of each iteration and eventually figure out how to stop the bounty hunter for good.
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The Space Pirates from the Chorus Trilogy of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' (Seasons Trilogy(Seasons 11-13) had a pretty good FalseFlagOperation; their leaders would play two rival factions on the planet against one another, fueling them with reversed engineered alien technology and special weapons from ships they forced to crash into Chorus using their tractor beam until both sides killed each other off, allowing their employers to take full control of the planet and all the alien relics therein. However, their last attempt was foiled when the ship tried to change course, jump to slipspace, and power down simultaneously, causing it to break apart on entry and leave some of its passengers alive. Said passengers are the Blood Gulch Crew, who not only complicated the attempted crash in the first place (purely by accident) but would also end up outing the Space Pirates scheme to Chorus and eventually the rest of the UNSC.
14th Sep '17 9:53:08 AM KnowingGoose
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* In ''FanFic/CadcaptorRad'', the Decepticons plan to [[spoiler: invade the Autobot base]] actually ''works''. They likely would have succeeded in [[spoiler: attaining the Star Saber]] if not for [[spoiler: the humans and mini-cons being there]].

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* In ''FanFic/CadcaptorRad'', ''FanFic/CardcaptorRad'', the Decepticons plan to [[spoiler: invade the Autobot base]] actually ''works''. They likely would have succeeded in [[spoiler: attaining the Star Saber]] if not for [[spoiler: the humans and mini-cons being there]].
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