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31st Oct '17 7:13:28 PM Premonition45
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* In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', Film/JamesBond is trying to assassinate Franz Sanchez [[ItsPersonal to avenge his friend Felix Leiter and his wife Della]]. However, he gets stopped by Hong Kong narcotics moles who were infiltrating Sanchez's syndicate. However, he gets Sanchez to believe one of his associates was behind the attempt instead. Sanchez has the associate brutally executed and he gives Bond a place in his inner circle.
11th Jul '17 4:30:44 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Gem Drill", [[spoiler: Peridot and Steven drill into the depths of the Earth to reach the Cluster, an enormous conglomeration of shattered Gem shards left beneath the surface by Homeworld, and destroy it before it awakens and destroys the Earth. Peridot's drill is unable to damage the Cluster, but Steven is able to use his empathetic powers to communicate with the Cluster and convince its components to bubble each other and save the Earth.]]
2nd Jul '17 4:16:21 PM Scistorm
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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' it seems like the [[spoiler:Aqualad double agent]] plan is doomed to failure as thanks to Miss Martian [[spoiler:Frying his brain to "avenge" Artemis who wasn't really dead]] and having to bring her onto Manta's sub to fix this, there's no way to get her off safely (Manta's gonna kill her once she's done) without tipping Manta off and scrubbing the mission. Cue Sportsmaster and Chesire raiding Manta's sub [[spoiler:also trying to avenge Artemis]] and inadvertantly breaking her out, allowing her to escape and cover her tracks.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' it seems like the [[spoiler:Aqualad [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Aqualad double agent]] agent]]]] plan is doomed to failure as thanks to Miss Martian [[spoiler:Frying his brain [[spoiler:inflicting a MindRape on him to "avenge" Artemis who wasn't really dead]] and having dead. Artemis manages to bring her onto Black Manta's sub via a staged kidnapping to fix this, there's no way to get her off safely (Manta's gonna kill her once she's done) the damage, but now Miss Martian can't escape without tipping Manta off and scrubbing exposing the mission. scheme.]] Cue Sportsmaster and Chesire raiding Manta's sub [[spoiler:also trying to avenge Artemis]] and inadvertantly breaking her out, allowing her to escape and cover her tracks.
4th Jun '17 8:41:31 AM erforce
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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 ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'' plays this to ridiculous extremes, confronted 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.
4th Jun '17 8:14:50 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has a rare example for the villain. Voldemort is unaware that [[spoiler: Harry is his final (de facto) Horcrux.]] As a result, he gave himself a way to win even after the other sources of his power were destroyed. [[spoiler:[[NiceJobFixingItVillain He ruins it, though, by using the Killing Curse on Harry again]].]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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a rare example for the villain. villainous example, Voldemort is unaware that [[spoiler: Harry is his final (de facto) Horcrux.]] As a result, he gave himself a way to win even after the other sources of his power were destroyed. [[spoiler:[[NiceJobFixingItVillain He ruins it, though, by using the Killing Curse on Harry again]].]]
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.
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