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6th Dec '16 11:34:36 AM PixelKnight
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*** This ultimately leads to his death sometime later. [[spoiler:Having killed Minister Malack, right-hand man to General Tarquin, Nale's dad, [[EvilGloating he boasts]] [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims about it]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied straight to his father's face]] -- in an exceptionally [[EvilIsPetty mean-spirited]] way to boot. He then rejects Tarquin's subsequent offer to reconcile and all but disavows him as his father; Tarquin, finally having had enough of his son's crap, proceeds to kill him, asking his shocked son what exactly he thought would happen after what he'd just done.]]

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*** This ultimately leads to his death sometime later. [[spoiler:Having killed Minister Malack, right-hand man to General Tarquin, Nale's dad, [[EvilGloating he boasts]] [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims about it]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied straight to his father's face]] -- in an exceptionally [[EvilIsPetty mean-spirited]] way to boot. He then rejects Tarquin's subsequent offer to reconcile and all but disavows him as his father; states outright that he doesn't want Tarquin's nepotism or pity. Tarquin, finally having had enough of his son's crap, proceeds to kill him, asking his shocked son what exactly he thought explaining that without nepotism or pity, Nale would happen after what he'd just done.have been dead a long time ago.]]
7th Nov '16 7:52:47 PM Nyame
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* FanFic/SoulChess: Much like canon, Aizen, though in this case, instead of Urahara, the one he despises most is Lelouch. Aizen knew of Lelouch's intellect, having lost to him several times in Chess, and thought he would make a decent rival/adversary (enough to make Ichigo the "back-up hero"). Unfortunately for him, he never realized how much of a threat Lelouch was to him -- [[spoiler:not until he enters hell after Lelouch uses his Geass on him and commands him to commit suicide. Even then, Aizen didn't learn about what happened until his apprentice enters hell with his lover and tells him]]. After ''that'', Aizen takes Lelouch far more seriously in every subsequent confrontation.
21st Oct '16 10:19:53 PM Gideoncrawle
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These characters are are susceptible to the KansasCityShuffle, a deception that relies on the targets' overestimation of their own cleverness.

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These characters are are susceptible to the KansasCityShuffle, a deception that relies on the targets' overestimation of their own cleverness.
17th Oct '16 2:02:52 PM Lullabee
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*** He did, however, have a ReversePsychologyBackfire happen in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'': by trying to manipulate Vimes into investigating a case which Vimes already wanted to investigate, [[TwoRightsMakeAWrong he just ended up discouraging him from investigating it]]. Also, he has occasional moments of WrongGenreSavvy: he's clever enough to know the usual conventions of the plot, so he sometimes gets caught flatfooted by things going differently.
13th Oct '16 7:55:44 PM FracturedArtifact
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* Anubis from ''Series/StargateSG1'' developed technology that is far more advanced than anyone else at the time, including a device that allows him to directly download information from the brains of captured enemies. When he uses this device, the victim is able to interface with the computer and access plot-critical systems in his spaceship.
12th Oct '16 12:07:05 PM epoxy
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These characters are are susceptible to the KansasCityShuffle, a deception that relies on the targets' overestimation of their own cleverness.
24th Sep '16 8:45:59 AM Specialist290
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# As a result, are continually driven to go farther. Usually they succeed (remember, they're really good), [[BreakTheHaughty but their failures are spectacular]].

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# As a result, are continually driven to go farther. Usually they succeed (remember, they're really good), [[BreakTheHaughty but their failures failures]] [[EpicFail are spectacular]].
3rd Sep '16 6:33:07 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/ReapersGale'', the seventh book of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', discusses the downsides of this. When Fear Sengar points out that former slave Udinaas, by the measure of his intelligence and vision, should have been a king and not a slave, Udinaas acidly counters that he's too smart and driven and would be unable to stop once he'd started to openly question the system. Too many people like him on the loose and any governmental system would eventually collapse in bloody rebellion. Thus he deems it safer for society at large and himself in particular to spend his days scraping fish.
25th Aug '16 4:24:29 AM WillBGood
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** Also Nale. He may be smarter than Elan, but he's definitely not as smart as he thinks he is. For example, Nale had his [[HornyDevils succubus]] femme fatale disguise herself and send the party on a dangerous quest to recover star metal. He assumed that the star metal would have been recovered as "everyone" has known about its existence for a great deal of time. However, it ''hasn't'' been recovered, and after it is found the only result is Roy, an enemy of Nale's, having the star metal used to forge an InfinityPlusOneSword.\\
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** This ultimately leads to his death sometime later. [[spoiler:Having killed Minister Malack, right-hand man to General Tarquin, Nale's dad, [[EvilGloating he boasts]] [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims about it]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied straight to his father's face]] -- in an exceptionally [[EvilIsPetty mean-spirited]] way to boot. He then rejects Tarquin's subsequent offer to reconcile and all but disavows him as his father; Tarquin, finally having had enough of his son's crap, proceeds to kill him, asking his shocked son what exactly he thought would happen after what he'd just done.]]

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** Also Nale. He may be smarter than Elan, but he's definitely not as smart as he thinks he is. For example, Nale had his [[HornyDevils succubus]] femme fatale disguise herself and send the party on a dangerous quest to recover star metal. He assumed that the star metal would have been recovered as "everyone" has known about its existence for a great deal of time. However, it ''hasn't'' been recovered, and after it is found the only result is Roy, an enemy of Nale's, having the star metal used to forge an InfinityPlusOneSword.\\
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InfinityPlusOneSword.
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This ultimately leads to his death sometime later. [[spoiler:Having killed Minister Malack, right-hand man to General Tarquin, Nale's dad, [[EvilGloating he boasts]] [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims about it]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied straight to his father's face]] -- in an exceptionally [[EvilIsPetty mean-spirited]] way to boot. He then rejects Tarquin's subsequent offer to reconcile and all but disavows him as his father; Tarquin, finally having had enough of his son's crap, proceeds to kill him, asking his shocked son what exactly he thought would happen after what he'd just done.]]
18th Aug '16 7:33:41 PM PaulA
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* ''The Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': The titular Miles Vorkosigan, as illustrated by the following quote from ''Mirror Dance''

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* ''The Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': The titular Miles Vorkosigan, as illustrated by the following quote from ''Mirror Dance''''Literature/MirrorDance'':
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