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1st Jan '15 1:58:08 PM StFan
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->'''Edwin''': Can you tell me a little bit about your business plan?\\
'''Dr. Loeb''': World domination!!!\\
'''Edwin''': That's really more of a goal than a plan, isn't it?\\
'''Dr. Loeb''': Domination!!!\\
'''Edwin''': I'll just put down 'Mergers and Acquisitions'.
-->-- ''HowToSucceedInEvil''

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->'''Edwin''': ->'''Edwin:''' Can you tell me a little bit about your business plan?\\
'''Dr. Loeb''': Loeb:''' World domination!!!\\
'''Edwin''': '''Edwin:''' That's really more of a goal than a plan, isn't it?\\
'''Dr. Loeb''': Loeb:''' Domination!!!\\
'''Edwin''': '''Edwin:''' I'll just put down 'Mergers "Mergers and Acquisitions'.
Acquisitions".
-->-- ''HowToSucceedInEvil''
''Literature/HowToSucceedInEvil''
9th Sep '14 8:14:40 AM erforce
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** Corollary tactic: [[TerminallyDependentSociety Make your own super addictive drug, videogame, or commodity]] if all the standard ones are taken. That'll show em! Oh, and just remember: [[{{Scarface}} don't get high on your own supply]]. It never helps.

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** Corollary tactic: [[TerminallyDependentSociety Make your own super addictive drug, videogame, or commodity]] if all the standard ones are taken. That'll show em! Oh, and just remember: [[{{Scarface}} [[Film/{{Scarface 1983}} don't get high on your own supply]]. It never helps.
24th Jul '14 7:04:55 PM TrulyDeceptive
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*** Don't discuss it or boast about it, anyways.

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*** Don't discuss it or boast about it, anyways.
24th Jul '14 7:04:26 PM TrulyDeceptive
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*** Don't tell them, anyways.

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*** Don't tell them, discuss it or boast about it, anyways.



** Corollary tactic: If controlling the evil isn't possible or too risky, your best bet is to deliberately unleash it within stomping distance of a [[BigGood powerful force of good]], while keeping yourself well out of harms' way. Ideally, the good guys will be crushed, and the unsealed evil weakened sufficiently during the battle that you can destroy it yourself; or vice-versa.

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** Corollary tactic: If controlling the evil isn't possible or too risky, your best bet is to deliberately unleash it within stomping distance of a [[BigGood powerful force of good]], while keeping yourself well out of harms' harm's way. Ideally, the good guys will be crushed, and the unsealed evil weakened sufficiently during the battle that you can destroy it yourself; yourself, or vice-versa.



*** However, make certain that the SEIAC is ''evil'' before attempting to unleash it: There's nothing more embarrassing than causing a DeusExMachina by [[SealedGoodInACan releasing]] the CrystalDragonJesus on the heroes' front lawn.

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*** However, make certain that the SEIAC is ''evil'' before attempting to unleash it: There's it; there's nothing more embarrassing than causing a DeusExMachina by [[SealedGoodInACan releasing]] the CrystalDragonJesus on the heroes' front lawn.



** Corollary Tactic: Lead the summoner to (mistaken) information that makes it seem they can compel your obedience, then play along once released until they or you have properly destroyed the Can. For extra fun, make the hero believe that if they get a hold of [[KidWithTheLeash your leash]] they could also command you.

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** Corollary Tactic: tactic: Lead the summoner to (mistaken) information that makes it seem they can compel your obedience, then play along once released until they or you have properly destroyed the Can. For extra fun, make the hero believe that if they get a hold of [[KidWithTheLeash your leash]] they could also command you.
24th Jul '14 6:45:56 PM TrulyDeceptive
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*** Don't tell them, anyways.
21st Jun '14 7:16:52 AM theAdeptRogue
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* Give The Hero [[HeroWithBadPublicity A Bad Rep]] And [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Replace Him]]; those [[HoldingOutForAHero lambs]] who cheered him on will turn to GullibleLemmings [[DyingLikeAnimals soon enough]]. This is [[HeroForADay tricky to pull off]], since most forget to dispose of the hero thoroughly post replacement.

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* Give The Hero [[HeroWithBadPublicity A Bad Rep]] And [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Replace Him]]; those [[HoldingOutForAHero lambs]] who cheered him on will turn to GullibleLemmings [[DyingLikeAnimals GullibleLemmings soon enough]].enough. This is [[HeroForADay tricky to pull off]], since most forget to dispose of the hero thoroughly post replacement.
21st Mar '14 10:40:35 AM StFan
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** Always make sure you have the payment for your powers up front. If the entity requests [[VirginSacrifice virgins]], make sure they're still virgins. Finally, never sell your own {{soul}}. It may not seem important at the time, but it usually ends up biting you in the ass at the very worst possible time (and usually in the very worst possible way).

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** Always make sure you have the payment for your powers up front. If the entity requests [[VirginSacrifice virgins]], make sure they're still virgins. Finally, never sell your own {{soul}}.soul. It may not seem important at the time, but it usually ends up biting you in the ass at the very worst possible time (and usually in the very worst possible way).
14th Jan '14 3:26:00 AM Turrican
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* Reverse TimeCapsule: Send a [[TimelineAlteringMacGuffin package of useful future technology or info of future events]] to your past self or ancestor. Naturally this is only useful if the recipient is already of a world-conquering mindset. Take note that it is vitally important that anything sent back in time also contains an explicit waring about strangers with suspicious knowledge or behavior inappropriate for the current time period, due to the persistent likelihood of do-gooders with RippleEffectProofMemory.
22nd Feb '13 9:28:33 AM Earnest
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** As counter-intuitive as it may feel, it may be worthwhile to treat your liberators well and not destroy them right away. After all, if they did enough research to uncover your existence and release you, they probably know about any weaknesses you may have or means of stuffing you back in your can.

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** Guile Corollary: As counter-intuitive as it may feel, it may be worthwhile to treat your liberators well and not destroy them right away. After all, if they did enough research to uncover your existence and release you, they probably know about any weaknesses you may have or means of stuffing you back in your can.
** Corollary Tactic: Lead the summoner to (mistaken) information that makes it seem they can compel your obedience, then play along once released until they or you have properly destroyed the Can. For extra fun, make the hero believe that if they get a hold of [[KidWithTheLeash your leash]] they could also command you.
22nd Feb '13 6:22:51 AM Turrican
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* [[SealedEvilInACan Unseal Yourself From the Can]]: The good news is that you already have massive magical power. The bad news is that those annoying [[BenevolentPrecursors Precursors]] already sealed you up where you can't do anything fun with it. If you have underlings trying to free you, then give them any advice and assistance you can, but make sure to play down the fact that you'll likely [[EvilIsNotAToy eat their souls as soon as you're free]]. If you've managed to fool the heroes into [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unwittingly freeing you]], then for badness' sake wait until you're well out of range of your old prison before revealing your true form.
** As counter-intuitive as it may feel, it may be worthwhile to treat your liberators well and not destroy them right away. After all, if they did enough research to uncover your existence and release you, they probably know about any weaknesses you may have or means of stuffing you back in your can.
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