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17th Nov '17 9:21:57 AM JackTheHammer
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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': A major plot element is a series of mental shutdowns and psychotic breakdowns that have been occurring across Tokyo and causing accidents and deaths. [[spoiler: They are being caused by Akechi Goro in his Metaverse guise as "Black Mask," while in the real world he acts as the "Detective Prince" who figures out the causes of the accidents and enjoys fame and fortune for his apparent brilliance.]]
10th Nov '17 1:56:01 PM dmeagher13
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'': According to the lore, this was the idea behind the Luminoth's creation of the Dark Beam; killing dark creatures by overloading them with dark energy. Unfortunately, this didn't work, so the Luminoth created the Light Beam instead, to much better results.

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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'': This is recurring theme with Phazon based enemies, against whom Phazon-based weaponry is usually the most effective. In fact, the [[FinalBoss Final Bosses]] of ''Prime'' and ''Echoes'' can only be damaged with Phazon-based [[EleventhHourSuperpower Eleventh Hour Superpowers]]. ''Corruption'' takes this further by giving you Phazon weapons early on, which continue to be the best way to deal with Phazon wielding enemies found throughout the game.
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''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'': According to the lore, this was the idea behind the Luminoth's creation of the Dark Beam; killing dark creatures by overloading them with dark energy. Unfortunately, this didn't work, so the Luminoth created the Light Beam instead, to much better results.
9th Nov '17 11:24:20 AM dmeagher13
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* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'': According to the lore, this was the idea behind the Luminoth's creation of the Dark Beam; killing dark creatures by overloading them with dark energy. Unfortunately, this didn't work, so the Luminoth created the Light Beam instead, to much better results.
27th Aug '17 2:36:34 PM livestockgeorge
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** And in a general sense this trope is the principle behind vaccines.

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** And in a general sense this trope is the principle behind vaccines. The body is either infected with, or merely exposed to a milder relative of the microbe responsible for a disease. Sometimes, this even leads to a brief illness in itself, but because the immune system is trained to fight the microbe, the body can't be infected again.
24th Jul '17 8:13:19 PM Fireblood
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* Cromwell's English republic as its motto - ''Pax Quaeritur Bello'', or "Peace is sought through war".

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* Cromwell's English republic had this as its motto - ''Pax Quaeritur Bello'', or "Peace is sought through war".



** The Declaration also stated that France would not declare or provoke war nor would it conquer other sovereign nations. However, in order for the revolution to succeed against oppositions, many politicians like the Girondins decided that France should invade neighbouring regions to "spread the Revolution". Danton, despite initially opposing the war, admitted that it was a chance for France to reclaim its "natural frontiers" and expansionist rhetoric accompanied idealistic notions of spreading the Revolution, almost entirely without irony.
** Robespierre opposed the Death Penalty but only during peacetime, during wartime, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans killing the King and counter-revolutionaries was necessary to arrive at the capital-punishment-free peacetime]]. Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès saw himself as a liberal and moderate, rather than a firebrand revolutionary. Eventually he felt France was being too unstable and that there needed to be Order. So [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope he decided to mastermind a military coup d'etat]] and went shopping for a general to serve as his puppet. The one guy who was ''conveniently'' available : UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. Such reversals, drastic and dynamic were common and bitterly {{Lampshaded}} by Pierre-Victurnien Vergniaud at the trial of the Girondins:

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** The Declaration also stated that France would not declare or provoke war nor would it conquer other sovereign nations. However, in order for the revolution to succeed against oppositions, opposition, many politicians like the Girondins decided that France should invade neighbouring regions to "spread the Revolution". Danton, despite initially opposing the war, admitted that it was a chance for France to reclaim its "natural frontiers" frontiers", and expansionist rhetoric accompanied idealistic notions of spreading the Revolution, almost entirely without irony.
** Robespierre opposed the Death Penalty capital punishment, but only during peacetime, during peacetime. During wartime, [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans killing the King and counter-revolutionaries was necessary to arrive at the capital-punishment-free peacetime]]. Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès saw himself as a liberal and moderate, rather than a firebrand revolutionary. Eventually he felt France was being too unstable and that there needed to be Order.order. So [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope he decided to mastermind a military coup d'etat]] and went shopping for a general to serve as his puppet. The one guy who was ''conveniently'' available : UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. Such reversals, drastic and dynamic were common and bitterly {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshaded}} by Pierre-Victurnien Vergniaud at the trial of the Girondins:



* US forces in Iraq have more success against the foreign jihadists in the mid-2000's when their acts of terrorism became so brutal that the local armed rebels got sick of them and began opposing them.

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* US forces in Iraq have had more success against the foreign jihadists in the mid-2000's when their acts of terrorism became so brutal that the local armed rebels got sick of them and began opposing them.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactive_armour#Explosive_reactive_armour Explosive Reactive Armour]] attached to armoured fighting vehicles uses one explosion to neutralize another explosion in Anti-Tank warfare.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactive_armour#Explosive_reactive_armour Explosive Reactive Armour]] attached to armoured armored fighting vehicles uses one explosion to neutralize another explosion in Anti-Tank warfare.
24th Jul '17 6:11:37 AM EpicLinkSam
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** The [[YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries abridged]] version sums it up nicely:
-->'''Paradox:''' Pwotagonists! I challenge you to a card game!
-->'''Yusei:''' You mean the thing that's going to destroy the world?
-->'''Paradox:''' Yes! That.
-->'''Yusei:''' Seems kind of hypocritical.
13th Jul '17 7:23:54 PM Anorgil
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* Most of the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' games require you to play UnwittingPawn to the villain's scheme before you can put an end to that scheme. In the second game, this is actually in force by your enemy, who needs "A hero from the north" to fulfill a prophecy, and so send the elementals to test you[[note]]In addition to providing a test of your abilities, it's also designed to get you to a specific place, at a specific time, with a ''specific title'' (Hero). Not knowing that you're a hero from Spielburg, the BigBad plots to ''make you'' a hero, so that you can fulfill a prophecy for him. The only reason he fails is because he didn't know the full, real prophecy[[/note]]. In the third game, you're trying to avert a war between the Leopardmen and the Tribal People, but the only way to discover who's trying to incite the war is to let the war actually happen[[note]]Though you don't know that at the time. The majority of the game is spent trying to get a peace conference between the two groups, and when you ultimately succeed, the demons behind the plot are forced to intervene directly, giving evidence of their previously-unconfirmed involvement and setting you on the path to confront them[[/note]]. In the fourth game, the BigBad plots to unleash an otherworldly Old God that was partially summoned years ago (and the partial summoning is responsible for the sorry state of the surrounding countryside), and to permanently banish the Old God, the hero has to (unwittingly) finish summoning it[[note]]Though in this case, the reason the Old God must be summoned is because the only person capable of banishing it completely was trapped with the Old God in a partial banishment, preventing either from gaining an advantage[[/note]].

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* Most of the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' games require you to play UnwittingPawn to the villain's scheme before you can put an end to that scheme. In the second game, this is actually in force by your enemy, who needs "A hero from the north" to fulfill a prophecy, and so send the elementals to test you[[note]]In addition to providing a test of your abilities, it's also designed to get you to a specific place, at a specific time, with a ''specific title'' (Hero). Not knowing that you're a hero from Spielburg, the BigBad plots to ''make you'' a hero, so that you can fulfill a prophecy for him. The only reason he fails is because he didn't know the full, real prophecy[[/note]]. In the third game, you're trying to avert a war between the Leopardmen and the Tribal People, Simbani, but the only way to discover who's trying to incite the war is to let the war actually happen[[note]]Though you don't know that at the time. The majority of the game is spent trying to get a peace conference between the two groups, and when you ultimately succeed, the demons behind the plot are forced to intervene directly, giving evidence of their previously-unconfirmed involvement and setting you on the path to confront them[[/note]]. In the fourth game, the BigBad plots to unleash an otherworldly Old God [[EldritchAbomination Dark One]] that was partially summoned years ago (and the partial summoning is responsible for the sorry state of the surrounding countryside), and to permanently banish the Old God, Dark One, the hero has to (unwittingly) finish summoning it[[note]]Though in this case, the reason the Old God Dark One must be summoned is because the only person capable of banishing it completely was trapped with the Old God Dark One in a partial banishment, preventing either from gaining an advantage[[/note]].
4th Jul '17 3:06:08 AM LinTaylor
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** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' a faction seek to end global conflict by attacking anyone who causes military aggression.

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** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' a faction 00]]'', the protagonists seek to end global conflict by war via "armed interventions" -- in other words, attacking anyone who causes military aggression.warlike parties and shutting them down with the overwhelming power of their Gundams. Both their enemies and the more savvy members of their organization {{Lampshade}} how hypocritical it all sounds.
21st Jun '17 5:55:34 PM Vir
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Maester Seymour believes that the [[EldritchAbomination otherwordly entity Sin]] has trapped the world of Spira in a downwards spiral of death and suffering. How will he save Spira's people from this sorrow? [[spoiler: by becoming Sin himself and ''[[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery killing everyone on the face of the planet]]'']].

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Maester Seymour believes that the [[EldritchAbomination otherwordly otherworldly entity Sin]] has trapped the world of Spira in a downwards spiral of death and suffering. How will he save Spira's people from this sorrow? [[spoiler: by becoming Sin himself and ''[[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery killing everyone on the face of the planet]]'']].



* Fight, VideoGame/MegaMan! For everlasting peace!

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* Fight, VideoGame/MegaMan! VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}! For everlasting peace!



* In ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'', a TranslationTrainWreck of ''Pokemon Crystal Version'', you apparently have to pull the power supply out to start up the PC.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': Team Plasma wants all Pokemon to be released into the wild, and they'll use their Pokemon to force you to give them up. [[spoiler:Turns out TheManBehindTheMan Ghetsis just wants everyone else to release their Pokémon, so he'll be the only one with Pokémon and can take over Unova with ease.]]

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* In ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'', a TranslationTrainWreck of ''Pokemon ''Pokémon Crystal Version'', you apparently have to pull the power supply out to start up the PC.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': Team Plasma wants all Pokemon Pokémon to be released into the wild, and they'll use their Pokemon to force you to give them up. [[spoiler:Turns out TheManBehindTheMan Ghetsis just wants everyone else to release their Pokémon, so he'll be the only one with Pokémon and can take over Unova with ease.]]
3rd Jun '17 1:01:36 AM Statzkeen
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** And in a general sense this trope is the principle behind vaccines.
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