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15th Apr '18 6:21:01 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978''. In "Lost Planet of the Gods", the fighter pilots get sick so female shuttle pilots have to be hastily trained to take their place until they recover. An early success is put down by the Cylons to them attacking in an erratic and unpredictable manner.
21st Nov '17 12:55:09 PM Rhodes7
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* ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'': This is Jacques Clouseau's trademark, to the point where people begin assuming he is a mastermind who merely [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass plays the fool.]]
14th Nov '17 1:21:08 PM reptoherp
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Strategy Schmategy describes situations where a character's behavior is unpredictable because ''he himself simply has no idea what he's doing''.

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Strategy Schmategy describes situations where a character's behavior is unpredictable because ''he himself ''they themselves simply has no idea what he's they're doing''.
9th Sep '17 5:31:31 PM 108names
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Strategy Schmategy describes situations where a character's behavior is unpredictable because ''he himself simply has no idea what he's doing''. He's impossible to anticipate, because not even ''he'' knows what he's going to do next.

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Strategy Schmategy describes situations where a character's behavior is unpredictable because ''he himself simply has no idea what he's doing''. He's impossible to anticipate, because not even ''he'' knows what he's going to do next.\n
11th Aug '17 7:46:49 AM GoblinCipher
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* Creator/DouglasAdams coined the word "Aboyne", which he described as ''"To beat an expert at a game of skill by playing so appallingly bad that none of his clever tactics or strategies are of any use to him."''
15th Apr '17 8:00:40 AM LaTriezieme
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* In A Face Like Glass, a slightly more serious version of this is exploited by the Kleptomancer; he periodically wipes and alters his memories. There is a serious plan, but because he doesn't know what it is and never knows what is and isn't important, it's undetectable.
12th Apr '17 3:28:27 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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Contrast ConfusionFu (unpredictability as a strategy in itself, instead of a function of having no strategy), IndyPloy (where a character doesn't have a plan originally, but comes up with new ones on the fly), XanatosSpeedChess (adjusting a preexisting plan to accommodate a changing situation), GambitRoulette (plans which incorporate a degree of randomness), and CalvinBall (in which the entire game makes no sense, as opposed to just one of the players).

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Contrast ConfusionFu (unpredictability as a strategy in itself, instead of a function of having no strategy), IndyPloy (where a character doesn't have a plan originally, but comes up with new ones on the fly), XanatosSpeedChess (adjusting a preexisting plan to accommodate a changing situation), GambitRoulette (plans which incorporate a degree of randomness), and CalvinBall (in which the entire game makes no sense, as opposed to just one of the players).
players) and ButtonMashing (where someone who has no idea how to play a game attempts to batter it into submission with sheer desperate enthusiasm).
7th Apr '17 3:45:14 PM nombretomado
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* Professional {{Poker}} players can sometimes be thwarted by novices and amateurs, who make plays that no professional would be stupid enough to attempt and end up short-circuiting the professionals' expectations.
* The above comment about {{Poker}} is also is true for billiards players.

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* Professional {{Poker}} TabletopGame/{{Poker}} players can sometimes be thwarted by novices and amateurs, who make plays that no professional would be stupid enough to attempt and end up short-circuiting the professionals' expectations.
* The above comment about {{Poker}} TabletopGame/{{Poker}} is also is true for billiards players.
4th Mar '17 11:09:59 AM shokoshu
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** It does work though (well, sometimes), when the master player is playing blindfold handicap: The position gets so wacky that he can't apply his chunking strategy, and a total n00b now might fare better than a beginner who already knows standard positions.
4th Mar '17 10:59:40 AM nombretomado
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* MarkTwain's ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'' has this to say:

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* MarkTwain's Creator/MarkTwain's ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'' has this to say:
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