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30th Dec '15 2:04:43 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:320:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/simpsons_news_1845.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:320:[[AffablyEvil It's not that horrible]].]]
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24th Apr '15 4:17:45 PM TheUnknownUploader
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See also: DownerEnding, KarmaHoudini, IndustrializedEvil, and ShootTheShaggyDog. {{Dystopia}}s often end this way. Compare TeamRocketWins. Contrast TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin. Can overlap with GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel. May be considered a form of YouCantThwartStageOne if it happens in a serial work. Also compare MeaninglessVillainVictory, in which The Bad Guy Wins, but the victory is rendered hollow or meaningless or actually becomes a defeat due to some technicality or unforeseen chance.
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See also: DownerEnding, KarmaHoudini, IndustrializedEvil, and ShootTheShaggyDog. {{Dystopia}}s often end this way. Compare TeamRocketWins.TeamRocketWins, when the bad guys in question are usually so [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffectual]] the audience may actually be ''happy'' for them to catch a break. Contrast TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin. Can overlap with GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel. May be considered a form of YouCantThwartStageOne if it happens in a serial work. Also compare MeaninglessVillainVictory, in which The Bad Guy Wins, but the victory is rendered hollow or meaningless or actually becomes a defeat due to some technicality or unforeseen chance.
26th Mar '15 6:18:15 PM Ultimatum
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Way too long.
->''"Gentlemen. Since you are about to die anyway, I [[LampshadeHanging may as well]] [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell you the entire plot]]! Think of villains, Jack. You want Literature/{{Dracula}}? Dra-cool-la? Hang on, (takes out the [[PlotCoupon ticket]]) I'll fetch him. Dracula? Huh. I can get Film/KingKong! We'll have a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet nightmare with Freddy Krueger]], have a surprise party for UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler; [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] can [[ImAHumanitarian do the catering]], and then we'll have a christening for Film/RosemarysBaby! All I have to do is snap my fingers and they'll be here. They're lining up to get here, and do you know why, Jack? Should I tell you why? Hmm? Because [[ThisIsReality here, in this world]], '''the bad guys can win!'''"'' -->-- '''Benedict''', ''Film/LastActionHero''
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->''"Gentlemen. Since you are about to die anyway, I [[LampshadeHanging may as well]] [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell you the entire plot]]! Think of villains, Jack. You want Literature/{{Dracula}}? Dra-cool-la? Hang on, (takes out the [[PlotCoupon ticket]]) I'll fetch him. Dracula? Huh. I can get Film/KingKong! We'll have a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet nightmare with Freddy Krueger]], have a surprise party for UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler; [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] can [[ImAHumanitarian do the catering]], and then we'll have a christening for Film/RosemarysBaby! All I have to do is snap my fingers and they'll be here. They're lining up to get here, and do you know why, Jack? Should I tell you why? Hmm? Because [[ThisIsReality here, in this world]], '''the bad guys can win!'''"'' -->-- '''Benedict''', ''Film/LastActionHero''

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14th Dec '14 11:44:29 PM LordXavius
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Correcting order.
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24th Nov '14 8:52:30 AM Patachou
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->''"Gentlemen. Since you are about to die anyway, I [[LampshadeHanging may as well]] [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell you the entire plot]]! Think of villains, Jack. You want {{Dracula}}? Dra-cool-la? Hang on, (takes out the [[PlotCoupon ticket]]) I'll fetch him. Dracula? Huh. I can get Film/KingKong! We'll have a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet nightmare with Freddy Krueger]], have a surprise party for AdolfHitler; [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] can [[ImAHumanitarian do the catering]], and then we'll have a christening for Film/RosemarysBaby! All I have to do is snap my fingers and they'll be here. They're lining up to get here, and do you know why, Jack? Should I tell you why? Hmm? Because [[ThisIsReality here, in this world]], '''the bad guys can win!'''"''
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->''"Gentlemen. Since you are about to die anyway, I [[LampshadeHanging may as well]] [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell you the entire plot]]! Think of villains, Jack. You want {{Dracula}}? Literature/{{Dracula}}? Dra-cool-la? Hang on, (takes out the [[PlotCoupon ticket]]) I'll fetch him. Dracula? Huh. I can get Film/KingKong! We'll have a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet nightmare with Freddy Krueger]], have a surprise party for AdolfHitler; UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler; [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] can [[ImAHumanitarian do the catering]], and then we'll have a christening for Film/RosemarysBaby! All I have to do is snap my fingers and they'll be here. They're lining up to get here, and do you know why, Jack? Should I tell you why? Hmm? Because [[ThisIsReality here, in this world]], '''the bad guys can win!'''"''
11th Nov '14 2:07:42 PM pionoplayer
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30th Oct '14 1:45:18 AM eroock
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10th Oct '14 6:49:27 PM Nakuyabi
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Some stories may attempt to use this trope, yet still try to soften the blow. Perhaps the villain's goal is [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans ultimately a good thing]]. Or the heroes are really NotSoDifferent after all (especially true if they're VillainProtagonist characters up against a 'good' antagonist). Another variant is for the villain to create a VillainWorld that the heroes must topple in a future story.
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Some stories may attempt to use this trope, yet still try to soften the blow. Perhaps the villain's goal is [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans ultimately a good thing]]. Or the heroes are really NotSoDifferent after all (especially true if they're VillainProtagonist characters up against a 'good' antagonist).antagonist) and [[AssholeVictim their loutish behavior keeps us from feeling too sorry for them]]. Another variant is for the villain to create a VillainWorld that the heroes must topple in a future story.
16th Sep '14 2:46:52 AM Medinoc
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->''"Gentlemen. Since you are about to die anyway, I [[LampshadeHanging may as well]] [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell you the entire plot]]! Think of villains, Jack. You want {{Dracula}}? Dra-cool-la? Hang on, (takes out the [[PlotCoupon ticket]]) I'll fetch him. Dracula? Huh. I can get Film/KingKong! We'll have a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet nightmare with Freddy Krueger]], have a surprise party for AdolfHitler; [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] can [[ImAHumanitarian do the catering]], and then we'll have a christening for Film/RosemarysBaby! All I have to do is snap my fingers and they'll be here. They're lining up to get here, and do you know why, Jack? Should I tell you why? Hmm? Because here, in this world, '''the bad guys can win!'''"''
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->''"Gentlemen. Since you are about to die anyway, I [[LampshadeHanging may as well]] [[JustBetweenYouAndMe tell you the entire plot]]! Think of villains, Jack. You want {{Dracula}}? Dra-cool-la? Hang on, (takes out the [[PlotCoupon ticket]]) I'll fetch him. Dracula? Huh. I can get Film/KingKong! We'll have a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet nightmare with Freddy Krueger]], have a surprise party for AdolfHitler; [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] can [[ImAHumanitarian do the catering]], and then we'll have a christening for Film/RosemarysBaby! All I have to do is snap my fingers and they'll be here. They're lining up to get here, and do you know why, Jack? Should I tell you why? Hmm? Because [[ThisIsReality here, in this world, world]], '''the bad guys can win!'''"''
30th Jun '14 7:45:34 PM Willbyr
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'''For Pete's sake, [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease don't post real life examples]]!'''
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