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8th Apr '17 4:26:33 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight over the course of the ''StarWars'' saga. Qui-Gon's original plan was for Anakin to bring balance to TheForce. However, he ends up falling to the Dark Side and it seems that he won't. In ''ReturnOfTheJedi'', however, he does bring balance to the Force by ensuring that the last of the evil aspect of the Dark Side of the Force dies with him.

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\n* Played straight over the course of the ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' saga. Qui-Gon's original plan was for Anakin to bring balance to TheForce. However, he ends up falling to the Dark Side and it seems that he won't. In ''ReturnOfTheJedi'', ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', however, he does bring balance to the Force by ensuring that the last of the evil aspect of the Dark Side of the Force dies with him.







2nd Mar '17 10:37:58 AM mhj0808
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* In ''Mange/OnePiece'', [[BigBad Blackbeard]] planned to capture series protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and hand him over to the World Government in order to get appointed as a [[{{Privateer}} Warlord]]. But then Luffy and his crew got [[ItMakesSenseInContext shot up into the sky]] right when he approached them and, sometime later, Luffy's brother Ace (who's an even more notable pirate than Luffy) shows up to confront Blackbeard over unrelated matters. Blackbeard captures Ace instead and his plans go even ''better'' because of it, as a series of crazy events ultimately leads to Blackbeard getting himself a NextTierPowerUp.

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* In ''Mange/OnePiece'', [[BigBad Blackbeard]] planned to capture series protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and hand him over to the World Government in order to get appointed as a [[{{Privateer}} Warlord]]. But then Luffy and his crew got [[ItMakesSenseInContext shot up into the sky]] right when he approached them and, sometime later, Luffy's brother Ace (who's an even more notable pirate than Luffy) shows showed up to confront Blackbeard over unrelated matters. Blackbeard captures Ace instead and his plans go even ''better'' because of it, as a series of crazy events ultimately leads to Blackbeard getting himself a NextTierPowerUp.
2nd Mar '17 10:37:20 AM mhj0808
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* In ''Mange/OnePiece'', [[BigBad Blackbeard]] planned to capture series protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and hand him over to the World Government in order to get appointed as a [[{{Privateer}} Warlord]]. But then Luffy and his crew got [[ItMakesSenseInContext shot up into the sky]] right when he approached them and, sometime later, Luffy's brother Ace (who's an even more notable pirate than Luffy) shows up to confront Blackbeard over unrelated matters. Blackbeard captures Ace instead and his plans go even ''better'' because of it, as a series of crazy events ultimately leads to Blackbeard getting himself a NextTierPowerUp.
27th Jan '17 12:07:57 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'': In Foundation and Empire, [[spoiler:Devers constructs an elaborate plan to defeat Bel Riose and TheEmpire, only for it to do nothing and political infighting on Trantor win the war for them.]] This is taken as a sign of the inevitability of the Seldon Plan's success.

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* ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'': In Foundation and Empire, ''Literature/FoundationAndEmpire'': [[spoiler:Devers constructs an elaborate plan to defeat Bel Riose and TheEmpire, only for it to do nothing and political infighting on Trantor win the war for them.]] This is taken as a sign of the inevitability of the Seldon Plan's success.
9th Dec '16 11:55:47 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Light [[OutGambitted OutGambits]] Near by [[spoiler:fooling him into stealing a fake Death Note]]. However, because of Mello's own unrelated failed IndyPloy to kidnap Takada, [[spoiler:Near realizes the note is fake and is alerted to the location of the real Death Note, which he also steals and replaces with his own fake, allowing him to outwit Light]].

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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Light [[OutGambitted OutGambits]] Out-Gambits]] Near by [[spoiler:fooling him into stealing a fake Death Note]]. However, because of Mello's own unrelated failed IndyPloy to kidnap Takada, [[spoiler:Near realizes the note is fake and is alerted to the location of the real Death Note, which he also steals and replaces with his own fake, allowing him to outwit Light]].



* The climax of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'''s ''Battle Tendency'' story plays this to ridiculous extremes, confronted by Kars, who has managed to become the UltimateLifeform, Joseph decides to grab the [[MacGuffin Red Stone of Aja]] and run. Eventually Joseph manages to dump Kars into a volcano, but he survives thanks to his AdaptiveAbility. Kars then proceeds to cut off one of Joseph's hands and decides to kill him using the Ripple to invoke IronicDeath, but Joseph ends up blocking it with the Red Stone of Aja, triggering the volcano to erupt, sending both of them on a rock high into the sky. Kars tries to escape by growing wings, but Joseph's severed hand ends up distracting him long enough for stray volcanic rock to hit him and launch him even higher, outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Jojo comments to himself that he planned none of this out, but his reputation for cunning schemes allows him to claim that he planned everything from the start, knowing the Kars would be pissed off thinking that.

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* The climax of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'''s ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'''s ''Battle Tendency'' story plays this to ridiculous extremes, confronted by Kars, who has managed to become the UltimateLifeform, Joseph decides to grab the [[MacGuffin Red Stone of Aja]] and run. Eventually Joseph manages to dump Kars into a volcano, but he survives thanks to his AdaptiveAbility. Kars then proceeds to cut off one of Joseph's hands and decides to kill him using the Ripple to invoke IronicDeath, but Joseph ends up blocking it with the Red Stone of Aja, triggering the volcano to erupt, sending both of them on a rock high into the sky. Kars tries to escape by growing wings, but Joseph's severed hand ends up distracting him long enough for stray volcanic rock to hit him and launch him even higher, outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Jojo comments to himself that he planned none of this out, but his reputation for cunning schemes allows him to claim that he planned everything from the start, knowing the Kars would be pissed off thinking that.
30th Oct '16 10:41:50 AM Jgamer
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* The climax of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'''s ''Battle Tendency'' story plays this to ridiculous extremes, confronted by Kars, who has managed to become the UltimateLifeform, Joseph decides to grab the [[Macguffin Red Stone of Aja]] and run. Eventually Joseph manages to dump Kars into a volcano, but he survives thanks to his AdaptiveAbility. Kars then proceeds to cut off one of Joseph's hands and decides to kill him using the Ripple to invoke IronicDeath, but Joseph ends up blocking it with the Red Stone of Aja, triggering the volcano to erupt, sending both of them on a rock high into the sky. Kars tries to escape by growing wings, but Joseph's severed hand ends up distracting him long enough for stray volcanic rock to hit him and launch him even higher, outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Jojo comments to himself that he planned none of this out, but his reputation for cunning schemes allows him to claim that he planned everything from the start, knowing the Kars would be pissed off thinking that.

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* The climax of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'''s ''Battle Tendency'' story plays this to ridiculous extremes, confronted by Kars, who has managed to become the UltimateLifeform, Joseph decides to grab the [[Macguffin [[MacGuffin Red Stone of Aja]] and run. Eventually Joseph manages to dump Kars into a volcano, but he survives thanks to his AdaptiveAbility. Kars then proceeds to cut off one of Joseph's hands and decides to kill him using the Ripple to invoke IronicDeath, but Joseph ends up blocking it with the Red Stone of Aja, triggering the volcano to erupt, sending both of them on a rock high into the sky. Kars tries to escape by growing wings, but Joseph's severed hand ends up distracting him long enough for stray volcanic rock to hit him and launch him even higher, outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Jojo comments to himself that he planned none of this out, but his reputation for cunning schemes allows him to claim that he planned everything from the start, knowing the Kars would be pissed off thinking that.
30th Oct '16 10:41:27 AM Jgamer
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* The climax of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'''s ''Battle Tendency'' story plays this to ridiculous extremes, confronted by Kars, who has managed to become the UltimateLifeform, Joseph decides to grab the [[Macguffin Red Stone of Aja]] and run. Eventually Joseph manages to dump Kars into a volcano, but he survives thanks to his AdaptiveAbility. Kars then proceeds to cut off one of Joseph's hands and decides to kill him using the Ripple to invoke IronicDeath, but Joseph ends up blocking it with the Red Stone of Aja, triggering the volcano to erupt, sending both of them on a rock high into the sky. Kars tries to escape by growing wings, but Joseph's severed hand ends up distracting him long enough for stray volcanic rock to hit him and launch him even higher, outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Jojo comments to himself that he planned none of this out, but his reputation for cunning schemes allows him to claim that he planned everything from the start, knowing the Kars would be pissed off thinking that.
28th Oct '16 4:19:42 PM GoblinCipher
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': Doctor Gero created several androids to kill Goku. Unfortunately for him, either they were too weak to kill him or they performed a HeelFaceTurn. However, the apparation of Cell, Gero's supreme creation, who wasn't involved in the plan to kill Goku at all, managed to complete Gero's objective [[ActionBomb by self-exploding]], [[TakingYouWithMe killing Goku in the process]].

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'': Doctor Gero created several androids to kill Goku. Unfortunately for him, either they were too weak to kill him or they performed a HeelFaceTurn. However, the apparation of It was Cell, Gero's supreme creation, creation -- who wasn't involved in the plan to kill Goku at all, managed to complete all -- who completed Gero's objective [[ActionBomb by self-exploding]], self-destructing]] and [[TakingYouWithMe killing Goku in the process]].
6th Oct '16 11:08:56 AM kyojikasshu
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* At the end of the two-part ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Princess Twilight Sparkle", it is revealed that [[spoiler:before he was turned to stone over a thousand years ago, Discord planted magic seeds meant to steal magic from the Tree of Harmony, capture Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, and spread across Equestria. However, the tree's magic prevented the seeds from flourishing. After over a thousand years, the tree weakens just enough for the plants to resume Discord's original intent]].

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* At the end of the two-part ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Princess Twilight Sparkle", it is revealed that [[spoiler:before he was turned to stone over a thousand years ago, Discord planted magic seeds meant to steal magic from the Tree of Harmony, capture Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, and spread across Equestria. However, the tree's magic prevented the seeds from flourishing. After over a thousand years, the tree weakens just enough for the plants to resume Discord's original intent]].intent. By this time, though, Discord had undergone a HeelFaceTurn, though [[ItAmusedMe it still amused him]] to sit back and see how it played out as an [[TricksterMentor impromptu test]] for Twilight]].
7th Aug '16 4:20:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** The heroes had one in place as well. Dumbledore originally planned [[spoiler:to depower the Elder Wand by having Snape kill him by consent. This was ruined when Draco Malfoy Disarmed him during their encounter, and Dumbledore never got a chance to reclaim it. Later, Harry Disarmed Draco of his usual hawthorn wand, taking it for his own�and by doing this, ''Harry'' (by pure luck) became the master of the Elder Wand, essentially preventing Voldemort from ever becoming its master. This is eventually what allows Harry to win against Voldemort.]]

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** The heroes had one in place as well. Dumbledore originally planned [[spoiler:to depower the Elder Wand by having Snape kill him by consent. This was ruined when Draco Malfoy Disarmed him during their encounter, and Dumbledore never got a chance to reclaim it. Later, Harry Disarmed Draco of his usual hawthorn wand, taking it for his own�and own--and by doing this, ''Harry'' (by pure luck) became the master of the Elder Wand, essentially preventing Voldemort from ever becoming its master. This is eventually what allows Harry to win against Voldemort.]]
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