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19th May '18 5:49:18 PM Unicorndance
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** Related, "It's just your/my imagination." -- It never is.
30th Apr '18 7:13:52 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* "[[AndYourLittleDogToo I'll endanger your friends!]]" -- [[ThreatBackfire I don't like them, either.]] (Alternately, cue MamaBear / PapaWolf / BigBrotherInstinct reaction.)

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* "[[AndYourLittleDogToo I'll endanger your friends!]]" -- [[ThreatBackfire I don't like them, either.]] (Alternately, cue MamaBear / PapaWolf / BigBrotherInstinct reaction.)]]



* "We didn't need that loser anyways!" -- Turns out you ''did'', and you've pretty much [[DividedWeFall set yourself up]] [[TooDumbToLive for failure]] by getting rid of him/her. Alternatively, if you're saying it to his/her face, ([[SpeakOfTheDevil or if (s)he's eavesdropping]]), cue HeelFaceTurn[=/=]FaceHeelTurn.

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* "We didn't need that loser anyways!" -- Turns out you ''did'', and you've pretty much you've [[DividedWeFall set yourself up]] [[TooDumbToLive up for failure]] by getting rid of him/her. Alternatively, if you're saying it to his/her face, ([[SpeakOfTheDevil or if (s)he's eavesdropping]]), cue HeelFaceTurn[=/=]FaceHeelTurn.eavesdropping]]).
6th Apr '18 6:23:43 PM Ninamarie124
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5th Mar '18 3:33:06 PM BcUltra1990
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* "I practically got away with this crime!" -- The [[LaserGuidedKarma laser will hit]] faster than you think, and even if it misses [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty that doesn't mean it would keep missing]].

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* "I practically got away with this crime!" -- The [[LaserGuidedKarma laser will hit]] faster than you think, and even if it misses [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty that doesn't mean it would keep missing]].missing]] and if it does hit after a long time of being a KarmaHoudini it is often a long HumiliationConga.
19th Feb '18 10:10:23 PM BcUltra1990
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* "I practically got away with this crime!" -- The [[[[LaserGuidedKarma laser will hit]] faster than you think, and even if it misses [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty that doesn't mean it would keep missing]].

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* "I practically got away with this crime!" -- The [[[[LaserGuidedKarma [[LaserGuidedKarma laser will hit]] faster than you think, and even if it misses [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty that doesn't mean it would keep missing]].
19th Feb '18 9:56:07 PM BcUltra1990
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* "I practically got away with this crime!" -- The [[[[LaserGuidedKarma laser will hit]] faster than you think, and even if it misses [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty that doesn't mean it would keep missing]].
27th Jan '18 2:18:01 PM ANTMuddle
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For the supertropes to this, see TropeTelegraphing and BeCarefulWhatYouSay. Compare SchmuckBait, InstantlyProvenWrong, SpeakOfTheDevil. Contrast the GodzillaThreshold for where things really ''can't'' get any worse.

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For the supertropes to this, see TropeTelegraphing and BeCarefulWhatYouSay. Compare SchmuckBait, InstantlyProvenWrong, SpeakOfTheDevil.SpeakOfTheDevil, FamousLastWords. Contrast the GodzillaThreshold for where things really ''can't'' get any worse.
27th Jan '18 10:54:24 AM StarTropes
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* "The enemy is retreating!" -- They're actually circling around to flank you or doing some other tactically nifty manoeuvre. Alternately, they're getting out of the way before [[AlwaysABiggerFish something worse shows up]].) Or, [[SchmuckBait leading you back into a massive ambush]]. Take your pick; it's all ending badly.

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* "The enemy is retreating!" -- They're actually circling around to flank you or doing some other tactically nifty manoeuvre. Alternately, they're getting out of the way before [[AlwaysABiggerFish something worse shows up]].) Or, [[SchmuckBait leading you back into a massive ambush]]. Take your pick; it's all ending badly.


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* "I've got him right where I want him!" -- Actually, he's got ''you'' right where he wants you.
7th Jan '18 6:02:07 PM ANTMuddle
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Tempting Fate is when a character says something that dares the universe into making things miserable for them, and the universe [[FinaglesLaw takes them up on the challenge]]. Oftentimes, the character is commenting on how they've hit RockBottom and how things couldn't possibly get any worse -- right before things ''do'' turn FromBadToWorse. Conversely, they may talk about how things are absolutely perfect, only for their world to come crashing down five seconds later.

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Tempting Fate is when a character says something that dares the universe into making things miserable for them, and the universe [[FinaglesLaw takes them up on the challenge]]. Oftentimes, the character is commenting on how they've hit RockBottom and how things couldn't possibly get any worse -- right before things ''do'' turn FromBadToWorse. Conversely, they may talk about how things are absolutely perfect, only for their world to come crashing down five seconds later.
later. Also watch out for a GilliganCut.
21st Nov '17 9:34:35 AM Unicorndance
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* "The volcano won't erupt, it's been dormant for centuries" -- [[ChekhovsVolcano it will erupt.]]
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