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18th May '17 6:12:01 PM bt8257
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When someone tries to solve a problem, the solutions counteract each other, making a negative outcome easier (or possible). Depending on the consequences, this could be PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForDrama, or [[{{Schadenfreude}} both]]. Simplified, it could be like flipping a switch, then flipping it again, not realizing it had been done the first time.

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When someone tries to solve a problem, the solutions counteract each other, making a negative outcome easier (or possible). Depending on the consequences, this could be PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForLaughs, PlayedForDrama, or [[{{Schadenfreude}} both]]. Simplified, it could be like flipping a switch, then flipping it again, not realizing it had been done the first time.



Compare TragicMistake, HoistByHisOwnPetard, DidntSeeThatComing, RightHandVersusLeftHand, GambitPileup, GiftOfTheMagiPlot, and TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup. Alternatively, "[[SarcasmMode Nice job]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero breaking it, hero]]/[[NiceJobFixingItVillain fixing it, villain]]!". DickDastardlyStopsToCheat is a VillainBall subtrope. If pulling this on another party is part of a gambit, it can overlap with KansasCityShuffle.

ReverseThePolarity and the PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo can both easily lead to this.

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Compare TragicMistake, HoistByHisOwnPetard, DidntSeeThatComing, RightHandVersusLeftHand, GambitPileup, GiftOfTheMagiPlot, and TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup. Alternatively, "[[SarcasmMode Nice job]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero breaking it, hero]]/[[NiceJobFixingItVillain fixing it, villain]]!". DickDastardlyStopsToCheat is a VillainBall subtrope.SubTrope. If pulling this on another party is part of a gambit, it can overlap with KansasCityShuffle.

ReverseThePolarity and the a PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo can both easily lead to this.
17th Mar '17 3:51:15 AM ClatoLawa
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Ultrasonic}}, during a battle with an akuma called the Chemist. Ladybug manages to separate her from her weapon, a possessed beaker, and she throws her yo-yo at it intending to break it. At the same time, Chat Noir chases after the beaker and would have been able to grab it in time if the yo-yo hadn't hit his hand and caused him to knock it away. As such, the Chemist gets the beaker back and the fight gets drawn out.

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Ultrasonic}}, ''Fanfic/{{Ultrasonic}}'', during a battle with an akuma called the Chemist. Ladybug manages to separate her from her weapon, a possessed beaker, and she throws her yo-yo at it intending to break it. At the same time, Chat Noir chases after the beaker and would have been able to grab it in time if the yo-yo hadn't hit his hand and caused him to knock it away. As such, the Chemist gets the beaker back and the fight gets drawn out.
17th Mar '17 3:47:33 AM ClatoLawa
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Ultrasonic}}, during a battle with an akuma called the Chemist. Ladybug manages to separate her from her weapon, a possessed beaker, and she throws her yo-yo at it intending to break it. At the same time, Chat Noir chases after the beaker and would have been able to grab it in time if the yo-yo hadn't hit his hand and caused him to knock it away. As such, the Chemist gets the beaker back and the fight gets drawn out.
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11th Jan '17 9:01:53 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', both Light and Mikami decide to kill [[spoiler:Takada]] after she gets kidnapped and has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]]. Unfortunately for Light, and fortunately for Near, Mikami's decision to kill her on his own without checking with Light first [[spoiler:ends up leading Near right to his Death Note, thus [[SpannerInTheWorks spannering]] Light's {{plan}} to prevent Near from finding it.]]

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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', both Light and Mikami decide to kill [[spoiler:Takada]] after she gets kidnapped and has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]]. Unfortunately for Light, and fortunately for Near, Mikami's decision to kill her on his own without checking with Light first [[spoiler:ends up leading Near right to his Death Note, thus [[SpannerInTheWorks spannering]] Light's {{plan}} [[ThePlan plan]] to prevent Near from finding it.]]
24th Dec '16 1:22:24 PM Premonition45
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Compare TragicMistake, HoistByHisOwnPetard, DidntSeeThatComing, RightHandVersusLeftHand, GambitPileup, and GiftOfTheMagiPlot. Alternatively, "[[SarcasmMode Nice job]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero breaking it, hero]]/[[NiceJobFixingItVillain fixing it, villain]]!". DickDastardlyStopsToCheat is a VillainBall subtrope. If pulling this on another party is part of a gambit, it can overlap with KansasCityShuffle.

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Compare TragicMistake, HoistByHisOwnPetard, DidntSeeThatComing, RightHandVersusLeftHand, GambitPileup, GiftOfTheMagiPlot, and GiftOfTheMagiPlot.TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup. Alternatively, "[[SarcasmMode Nice job]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero breaking it, hero]]/[[NiceJobFixingItVillain fixing it, villain]]!". DickDastardlyStopsToCheat is a VillainBall subtrope. If pulling this on another party is part of a gambit, it can overlap with KansasCityShuffle.
20th Nov '16 8:13:24 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Oct '16 5:23:49 PM Ryusui
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* One of Creator/GKChesterton's ''Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', "[[http://www.wikilivres.info/wiki/The_Paradoxes_of_Mr._Pond/Chapter_I The Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse]]", concerns a field marshal whose soldiers were too eager to obey his orders. The first of the titular three horsemen is sent to deliver orders to execute a politically troublesome poet; the second is sent by the marshal's superior with orders countermanding the first. The third is sent by the field marshal to kill the second; unfortunately, the first horseman surmised the second horseman's purpose and shot him, and so the third horseman mistook ''him'' for the second horseman and shot him in turn. As a result, the execution order never reaches its destination, and the poet goes free, much to the marshal's consternation.

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* One of Creator/GKChesterton's ''Paradoxes ''[[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks05/0500421.txt Paradoxes of Mr Pond'', "[[http://www.wikilivres.info/wiki/The_Paradoxes_of_Mr._Pond/Chapter_I The Pond]]'', "The Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse]]", Apocalypse," concerns a field marshal whose soldiers were too ''too'' eager to obey his orders. The marshal sent the first of the titular three horsemen is sent to deliver with orders to execute a politically troublesome poet; when the second is sent by prince arrived, fully aware of the marshal's superior intentions, he sent a second horseman to carry a reprieve. The marshal then sent a third horseman with orders countermanding the first. The third is sent by the field marshal to kill shoot the second; unfortunately, the first horseman surmised the second horseman's purpose and shot him, and so the third horseman mistook ''him'' for ended up shooting the second first horseman and shot him in turn. by mistake. As a result, the execution order never reaches reached its destination, and the poet goes went free, much to the marshal's consternation.
18th Sep '16 7:16:03 AM HazelMcCallister
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* ''Who Put the Pepper in the Pot?'' A family is having stew for dinner, and you can guess [[IdiotPlot what]] [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce happens]].
8th Aug '16 4:32:52 PM Classified
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'', the entertainment division keeps sending boring movies to the 4077th. Pierce and Hunnicut get wind of a film that was released without approval of TheHaysCode, and pull strings to get a few labels switched. Colonel Potter, meanwhile, pulls strings to get the good movie sent to the 4077th...
14th May '16 9:38:24 PM nombretomado
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* In one ''MadAboutYou''. Paul & Jamie left their apartment in the middle of the night still in their pajamas. Paul "pushed the little button" which deactivates the latch lock on the door so that they could get back in and not have to take their keys. Jamie doesn't know that Paul did that so she pushes the little button too, so now they're locked out but don't discover that until they come back from whatever adventure they had.

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* In one ''MadAboutYou''.''Series/MadAboutYou''. Paul & Jamie left their apartment in the middle of the night still in their pajamas. Paul "pushed the little button" which deactivates the latch lock on the door so that they could get back in and not have to take their keys. Jamie doesn't know that Paul did that so she pushes the little button too, so now they're locked out but don't discover that until they come back from whatever adventure they had.
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