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4th Feb '16 7:04:36 PM GrantMK2
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Only just realized much later what possibly was meant in the original entry I removed. Whoops. Also expanding an entry.
** And Chapman, who inadvertently caused his own infestation thirty years in advance.
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** In the first book Visser Three chose to kill Elfangor rather than take over his body, which was younger and had much more up to date military knowledge than Visser Three's current body. ** And Chapman, who inadvertently caused his own infestation thirty years in advance.advance by revealing the existence of humans to the Yeerks.
31st Jan '16 7:50:50 AM MetaFour
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[[folder:Advertisement]] * FEMA has a series of fire safety PSA's, titled "Fire Is Not Your Friend", starring the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Fire, who apparently just wants to watch the world burn. These PSA's open with ordinary people doing something unsafe that could easily burn their house down. At that point, Fire shows up to gloat about the inferno they're about to unleash, and then the people fix the problem and save themselves from fiery death. Fire has yet to figure out that his own premature gloating is the only thing that keeps saving his would-be victims. [[/folder]]
28th Jan '16 10:21:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''DrillbitTaylor'', [[spoiler:Filkins finally got caught only because he attempted to murder the protagonists with a samurai sword right in front of the police.]]
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* In ''DrillbitTaylor'', ''Film/DrillbitTaylor'', [[spoiler:Filkins finally got caught only because he attempted to murder the protagonists with a samurai sword right in front of the police.]]
27th Jan '16 2:59:50 PM Eddy1215
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* MookDepletion
23rd Jan '16 7:41:45 AM lolface123
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Sure signs that the Villain Ball is in play is when the villain adds needless complications to their plan for the sake of tormenting others. They may claim this is all for the sake of averting attention, [[RevealingCoverup but it tends to have the opposite effect.]] Frequently (often due to {{Pride}}) they insist on taking care of things personally when there's no reason an expendable mook couldn't do it, or the preference for a grisly and complicated DeathTrap over [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim more pragmatic]] hero-disposal solutions. This is also what seems to motivate them to frequently take one of the hero's love interests [[HostageForMacGuffin hostage in exchange for the MacGuffin]] and immediately [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo go back on the deal]], ignoring that a ''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge 'vengeful]]'' hero is likely a greater threat than a merely pissed-off one. It seems they just can't help themselves, they are compelled to [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat stop in their tracks]] to [[AndYourLittleDogToo threaten innocent puppies]] just to show that they really are [[DesignatedVillain the Villains]], no ''really!''
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Sure signs that the Villain Ball is in play is when the villain adds needless complications to their plan for the sake of tormenting others. They may claim this is all for the sake of averting attention, [[RevealingCoverup but it tends to have the opposite effect.]] Frequently (often due to {{Pride}}) they insist on taking care of things personally when there's no reason an expendable mook couldn't do it, or the preference for a grisly and complicated DeathTrap over [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim more pragmatic]] hero-disposal solutions. This is also what seems to motivate them to frequently take one of the hero's love interests [[HostageForMacGuffin hostage in exchange for the MacGuffin]] and immediately [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo go back on the deal]], ignoring that a ''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge 'vengeful]]'' vengeful]]'' hero is likely a greater threat than a merely pissed-off one. It seems they just can't help themselves, they are compelled to [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat stop in their tracks]] to [[AndYourLittleDogToo threaten innocent puppies]] just to show that they really are [[DesignatedVillain the Villains]], no ''really!''
23rd Jan '16 7:39:30 AM lolface123
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Sure signs that the Villain Ball is in play is when the villain adds needless complications to their plan for the sake of tormenting others. They may claim this is all for the sake of averting attention, [[RevealingCoverup but it tends to have the opposite effect.]] Frequently (often due to {{Pride}}) they insist on taking care of things personally when there's no reason an expendable mook couldn't do it, or the preference for a grisly and complicated DeathTrap over [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim more pragmatic]] hero-disposal solutions. This is also what seems to motivate them to frequently take one of the hero's love interests [[HostageForMacGuffin hostage in exchange for the MacGuffin]] and immediately [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo go back on the deal]], ignoring that a '[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge 'vengeful]]'' hero is likely a greater threat than a merely pissed-off one. It seems they just can't help themselves, they are compelled to [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat stop in their tracks]] to [[AndYourLittleDogToo threaten innocent puppies]] just to show that they really are [[DesignatedVillain the Villains]], no ''really!''
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Sure signs that the Villain Ball is in play is when the villain adds needless complications to their plan for the sake of tormenting others. They may claim this is all for the sake of averting attention, [[RevealingCoverup but it tends to have the opposite effect.]] Frequently (often due to {{Pride}}) they insist on taking care of things personally when there's no reason an expendable mook couldn't do it, or the preference for a grisly and complicated DeathTrap over [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim more pragmatic]] hero-disposal solutions. This is also what seems to motivate them to frequently take one of the hero's love interests [[HostageForMacGuffin hostage in exchange for the MacGuffin]] and immediately [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo go back on the deal]], ignoring that a '[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge ''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge 'vengeful]]'' hero is likely a greater threat than a merely pissed-off one. It seems they just can't help themselves, they are compelled to [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat stop in their tracks]] to [[AndYourLittleDogToo threaten innocent puppies]] just to show that they really are [[DesignatedVillain the Villains]], no ''really!''
23rd Jan '16 7:39:00 AM lolface123
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23rd Jan '16 7:38:25 AM lolface123
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Sure signs that the Villain Ball is in play is when the villain adds needless complications to their plan for the sake of tormenting others. They may claim this is all for the sake of averting attention, [[RevealingCoverup but it tends to have the opposite effect.]] Frequently (often due to {{Pride}}) they insist on taking care of things personally when there's no reason an expendable mook couldn't do it, or the preference for a grisly and complicated DeathTrap over [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim more pragmatic]] hero-disposal solutions. This is also what seems to motivate them to frequently take one of the hero's love interests [[HostageForMacGuffin hostage in exchange for the MacGuffin]] and immediately [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo go back on the deal]], ignoring that a ''vengeful'' hero is likely a greater threat than a merely pissed-off one. It seems they just can't help themselves, they are compelled to [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat stop in their tracks]] to [[AndYourLittleDogToo threaten innocent puppies]] just to show that they really are [[DesignatedVillain the Villains]], no ''really!''
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Sure signs that the Villain Ball is in play is when the villain adds needless complications to their plan for the sake of tormenting others. They may claim this is all for the sake of averting attention, [[RevealingCoverup but it tends to have the opposite effect.]] Frequently (often due to {{Pride}}) they insist on taking care of things personally when there's no reason an expendable mook couldn't do it, or the preference for a grisly and complicated DeathTrap over [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim more pragmatic]] hero-disposal solutions. This is also what seems to motivate them to frequently take one of the hero's love interests [[HostageForMacGuffin hostage in exchange for the MacGuffin]] and immediately [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo go back on the deal]], ignoring that a ''vengeful'' '[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge 'vengeful]]'' hero is likely a greater threat than a merely pissed-off one. It seems they just can't help themselves, they are compelled to [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat stop in their tracks]] to [[AndYourLittleDogToo threaten innocent puppies]] just to show that they really are [[DesignatedVillain the Villains]], no ''really!''
21st Jan '16 1:28:02 AM M84
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** Dark Eldar ''try'' to avert this as hard as possible, since raids in real-space are difficult enough without backstabbing and their civilization is entirely dependent on the success of those raids. SOP is to keep the backstabbing on hold until they get back home. It helps that Dark Eldar raids are relatively small scale, meaning their success won't affect the status quo of the setting.
17th Jan '16 6:39:25 PM Whistler
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Vader had ample rason to keep Fett happy, namely that he might need his services again in the future.
** In ''The Empire Strikes Back'', both Lando Calrissian and Boba Fett complain about Darth Vader's plan to freeze Han in carbonite, Lando because Han is his friend, Fett because he wants to collect Jabba's bounty on Han. Vader reassures Fett that the Empire will compensate Fett if Han dies, but coldly tells Lando that he is altering the deal. Now, consider the fact that Boba Fett is just one guy; Vader could kill him and have his body tossed off the side of Cloud City, and no one would care. For that matter, Vader could have tested the carbon-freezing process on Fett, and no one would have minded. Lando, by contrast, was the administrator of Cloud City and had a loyal security force at his command that he subsequently used to rescue Leia, Chewie, and Threepio, which of course led to the ruination of Vader's plans. If Vader had been thinking rationally, he would have realized very quickly that Lando was the one he needed to assuage, but Boba Fett he could ignore or even dispose of. So why did Vader do the opposite? Well, Fett was evil and Lando wasn't, so of course Vader would favor Fett, even though it was against his interest.
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