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15th Jun '16 8:25:34 PM NihilisticBagel
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* ''Film/RoboCop2014'': Despite being skilled at shifting anything into his or the company's favor earlier in the movie [[spoiler: chief executive officer of Omnicorp Sellars]] catches this and runs home with it.
** [[spoiler: Sellars could have simply kept Murphy at bay with the RestrainingBolt that stopped important assets from being attacked and stuck to the story that Murphy was going rogue. Murphy's family may have even believed it at this point after seeing him storm the roof and attempt to attack Sellars. Instead Sellars picks up a pistol and brags about how Murphy is just a machine and how he could kill his family, which gives Murphy the resolve he needs to break programming and shoot him.]]
15th Jun '16 4:26:12 PM nighttrainfm
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* Pick a ''Series/DoctorWho'' villain. Any ''Series/DoctorWho'' villain. Special mention must go to [[EvilCounterpart the Master]], however, who even originally had a BeardOfEvil and is explicitly more interested in messing with the Doctor than actually ruling the world.

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* Pick a ''Series/DoctorWho'' villain. Any ''Series/DoctorWho'' villain. Special mention must go to [[EvilCounterpart the Master]], however, who even originally had a BeardOfEvil and is explicitly more interested in messing with the Doctor than actually ruling the world. The current model considers the two of them trying to kill each other to be "sort of our texting" at this point.
10th Jun '16 7:38:38 PM nombretomado
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* In SamuraiJack, Aku grabs the Villain Ball big-time in "Jack and the Zombies". While Jack is busy fighting off a horde of zombies, Aku manages to steal Jack's sword, which is the only thing in the world that can harm him. He then proceeds to do some EvilGloating, which is acceptable, given how Jack is absolutely powerless at this point. But then, he announces that he'll destroy the sword to become completely unstoppable ''after'' he kills Jack with it, to give him a [[DeathByIrony "fitting" death by the hands of his own sword]]. [[spoiler: Of course, after an epic but one-sided battle, something comes in at the last second to prevent Aku from succeeding, thereby allowing Jack to reclaim his sword, forcing Aku to retreat. Had Aku just destroyed the sword first, BEFORE going after Jack, he would've won.]]

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* In SamuraiJack, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Aku grabs the Villain Ball big-time in "Jack and the Zombies". While Jack is busy fighting off a horde of zombies, Aku manages to steal Jack's sword, which is the only thing in the world that can harm him. He then proceeds to do some EvilGloating, which is acceptable, given how Jack is absolutely powerless at this point. But then, he announces that he'll destroy the sword to become completely unstoppable ''after'' he kills Jack with it, to give him a [[DeathByIrony "fitting" death by the hands of his own sword]]. [[spoiler: Of course, after an epic but one-sided battle, something comes in at the last second to prevent Aku from succeeding, thereby allowing Jack to reclaim his sword, forcing Aku to retreat. Had Aku just destroyed the sword first, BEFORE going after Jack, he would've won.]]
31st May '16 12:19:14 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'': Rather than kill his victims outright, Freddy prefers to draw out their torment for his own amusement, overconfident in their inability to effectively fight back. This has given many of his victims a chance to escape or find the means to defeat him, and [[Film/FreddyVsJason Jason]] [[KillSteal stole one of his kills]] because of this.
20th May '16 10:34:11 AM gophergiggles
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** Even dumber, Saddler's plan was to infect the president's daughter (Ashley) & send her back to the president without anyone knowing she's infected so she'd kill the president but, when Leon frees her, Saddler tells him that he infected them both. After that, he tries to stop Leon from saving her, eventually catches her again, & locks her up on the island the cure is on. If he had just let Leon leave after finding Ashley the first time, the president would've had an infected daughter & an infected bodyguard.

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** Even dumber, Saddler's plan was to infect the president's daughter (Ashley) & and send her back to the president without anyone knowing she's she was infected so she'd kill the president but, when and, due to sheer luck, he managed to infect Leon frees her, Saddler tells him as well. His plan had ''succeeded'' the second Leon freed her with the added bonus that he the president would soon have an infected ''bodyguard'' as well as daughter. However instead of kicking back with a beer and watching them both. After that, "escape" he tries to stop Leon from saving her, eventually catches her again, & locks her confronts them, blabs his whole plan, and then ''DOES EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO PREVENT THEIR ESCAPE'' culminating in capturing and locking up Ashley on the island that houses the cure is on. If he had just let Leon leave after finding Ashley parasite-removal machine mentioned above. His only "justification" for this (using that term ''loosely'' by the first time, the president would've had an infected daughter & an infected bodyguard.way) is he intended to hold her for ransom to make some money, and needless to say he's more responsible for his plan falling to pieces than Leon's sheer bad-assery.
19th May '16 6:14:53 PM RaphBlade7
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* In ''VideoGame/Hyrule Warriors'', BigBad Ganondorf [[spoiler:Obtains the complete Triforce]] after defeating the Hyrulean Forces. Instead eliminating his enemies in one fell swoop, he disappears from the battlefield [[spoiler:leaving his generals Zant & Ghirahim to lead his army and decides to use its power to summon more monsters to serve him]]. However the Hyrulean Forces manage to [[spoiler:defeat Zant and Ghirahim in Gerudo Desert after summoning their allies from across time]]. They then return to Hyrule Castle [[Spoiler:which Ganondorf had transformed into Ganon's Tower]] and [[spoiler:defeat Ganondorf who uses the Triforce to transform into Ganon, only to be defeated by the combined might of the Hyrulean Forces and their allies]].

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* In ''VideoGame/Hyrule ''Hyrule Warriors'', BigBad Ganondorf [[spoiler:Obtains the complete Triforce]] after defeating the Hyrulean Forces. Instead eliminating his enemies in one fell swoop, he disappears from the battlefield [[spoiler:leaving his generals Zant & Ghirahim to lead his army and decides to use its power to summon more monsters to serve him]]. However the Hyrulean Forces manage to [[spoiler:defeat Zant and Ghirahim in Gerudo Desert after summoning their allies from across time]]. They then return to Hyrule Castle [[Spoiler:which [[spoiler:which Ganondorf had transformed into Ganon's Tower]] and [[spoiler:defeat Ganondorf who uses the Triforce to transform into Ganon, only to be defeated by the combined might of the Hyrulean Forces and their allies]].
19th May '16 6:12:29 PM RaphBlade7
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* In ''VideoGame/Hyrule Warriors'', BigBad Ganondorf [[spoiler:Obtains the complete Triforce]] after defeating the Hyrulean Forces. Instead eliminating his enemies in one fell swoop, he disappears from the battlefield [[spoiler:leaving his generals Zant & Ghirahim to lead his army and decides to use its power to summon more monsters to serve him]]. However the Hyrulean Forces manage to [[spoiler:defeat Zant and Ghirahim in Gerudo Desert after summoning their allies from across time]]. They then return to Hyrule Castle [[Spoiler:which Ganondorf had transformed into Ganon's Tower]] and [[spoiler:defeat Ganondorf who uses the Triforce to transform into Ganon, only to be defeated by the combined might of the Hyrulean Forces and their allies]].
14th May '16 9:49:39 AM nombretomado
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* In the JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', after Jade becomes evil once more, she juggles the Villain Ball by sometimes gloating and overestimating her own abilities, but she is ALSO DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and attempts to learn from both her own mistakes and the mistakes of previous {{Big Bad}}s, like not going for a WorldDomination plot, remembering how Shendu and siblings got sealed away, and having a special prison constructed to contain the good guys if they are captured.

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* In the JackieChanAdventures WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', after Jade becomes evil once more, she juggles the Villain Ball by sometimes gloating and overestimating her own abilities, but she is ALSO DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and attempts to learn from both her own mistakes and the mistakes of previous {{Big Bad}}s, like not going for a WorldDomination plot, remembering how Shendu and siblings got sealed away, and having a special prison constructed to contain the good guys if they are captured.
6th May '16 4:53:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Byaku at the end of the ''{{Kekkaishi}}'' anime. [[spoiler: Yoshimori had willingly come to the Kokoboro and was demanding they bring him Kaguro. Byaku had never shown any particular loyalty to his lieutenants thus far, and had particular reason not to be attached to Kaguro. But instead of trying to make a deal with Yoshimori, he orders Shion to try to break Yoshimori's spirit and weaken his powers.]]

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* Byaku at the end of the ''{{Kekkaishi}}'' ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' anime. [[spoiler: Yoshimori had willingly come to the Kokoboro and was demanding they bring him Kaguro. Byaku had never shown any particular loyalty to his lieutenants thus far, and had particular reason not to be attached to Kaguro. But instead of trying to make a deal with Yoshimori, he orders Shion to try to break Yoshimori's spirit and weaken his powers.]]
25th Apr '16 4:50:04 AM Vir
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* In ''Film/TheOmen1976'' and ''Film/DamienOmenII'', the first two movies of ''Film/TheOmen'' series, Damien seems unstoppable and unbeatable. Then comes ''Film/OmenIIITheFinalConflict'', where his plan to prevent the Second Coming ends in an EpicFail and he's finally taken down because he takes the [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod completely wrong approach]], assuming Christ will return to the world the same way he did the first time. Simply reading the BookOfRevelations could have tipped him off to the rather huge flaw in his plan.

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* In ''Film/TheOmen1976'' and ''Film/DamienOmenII'', the first two movies of ''Film/TheOmen'' series, Damien seems unstoppable and unbeatable. Then comes ''Film/OmenIIITheFinalConflict'', where his plan to prevent the Second Coming ends in an EpicFail and he's finally taken down because he takes the [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod completely wrong approach]], assuming Christ will return to the world the same way he did the first time. Simply reading the BookOfRevelations Book of Revelations could have tipped him off to the rather huge flaw in his plan.
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