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16th Mar '17 2:21:56 PM BrendanRizzo
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* The Warden's goal in ''Literature/{{Holes}}'' is to [[spoiler:acquire the buried treasure of Kissin' Kate Barlow]] by forcing the inmates at her juvenile correction facility to dig holes every day, in the hopes that one will eventually dig it up, so she can confiscate it. But since her family has owned Camp Green Lake for generations, she could have just hired a group of contractors to dig for her, and she'd get [[spoiler:the treasure]] no matter what. Instead, because the one inmate who finds what she is looking for just happens to [[spoiler:be a descendant of the person Barlow robbed, and share his name]], he is able to claim it as his own, the Warden never even sees it, and she [[spoiler:gets arrested for mistreating children]].
14th Mar '17 1:48:48 PM Lord_Chespin
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* ''Film/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase'' has this happen to a staggering degree with both the BigBad (the Phantom Virus) and the GreaterScopeVillain ([[spoiler:Bill]]):
** The Phantom Virus, despite being able to [[{{Technopath}} bend technology to his will]] and [[ShockAndAwe shoot lightning from his hands]], barely actually uses his powers, instead letting his minions do the dirty work [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim even when he could easily just kill Mystery Inc. himself]]. He only becomes a legitimate threat at the climax of the movie, when he stops relying on minions and (surprise) ''actually uses his powers''.
** [[spoiler:Bill]], the creator of the Phantom Virus, ends up getting smacked with the ball twice. During the end of the film, he attempts to flee the crime scene despite Mystery Inc. only having vague hints that he may have been involved with the Phantom Virus' creation and hardly enough evidence to convict him with the crime. His other grabbing of the ball (as pointed out by ''{{WebVideo/Caddicarus}}'') is more reliant on FridgeLogic, but still applies: since he ''made'' the Phantom Virus, he must have had to spend ''hours'' programming it, and thus is to blame for all of the Virus' design flaws, including [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim failing to just kill Mystery Inc.]], constantly making stupid mistakes, and [[spoiler:making tons of baseball references, which is what made Mystery Inc. suspect Bill was behind the Virus' creation]].
10th Mar '17 11:49:56 AM teikofury32
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** [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha catches him when trying to get his second eye back. In the moment when Madara wants to return his Rinnegan from Black Zetsu, Obito does not allow to do so. Instead of, well you know, try to take his eye immediately because any man at a time could to understand that Obito ''not'' his friend, since Obito '''himself''' had said him that he had never considered his as ally and also betrayed him when become the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki. Also Madara has forced Obito to resurrect him through jutsu which kills the user at using and any sensible person was understandable that Obito will be displeased this. Madara is not one of these people. [[WhatAnIdiot He trying to convince him to give Rinnegan voluntarily and then he surprised that Obito went against him]]. And later when Obito and Naruto teleported in other dimension he instead of to try hinder Obito resurrect Naruto using eye Kakashi, is [[BloodKnight spending all their time fighting with Guy]] and even not think about it.]]

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** [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha catches him it when trying to get his second eye back. In the moment when Madara wants to return his Rinnegan from Black Zetsu, Obito does not allow to do so. Instead of, well you know, try to take his eye immediately because any man at a time could to understand that Obito ''not'' his friend, since Obito '''himself''' had said him that he had never considered his as ally and also betrayed him when become the Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki. Also Madara has forced Obito to resurrect him through jutsu which kills the user at using and any sensible person was understandable that Obito will be displeased this. Madara is not one of these people. [[WhatAnIdiot He trying to convince him to give Rinnegan voluntarily and then he surprised that Obito went against him]]. And later when Obito and Naruto teleported in other dimension he instead of to try hinder Obito resurrect Naruto using eye Kakashi, is dimension, he [[BloodKnight spending spent all their his time fighting with Guy]] rather than trying to retrieve his eye and even not think about it.prevent Obito from resurrecting Naruto,.]]
6th Mar '17 1:19:57 PM Masterweaver
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* Downplayed and justified in ''FanFic/TheRWBYLoops.'' While Cinder starts off the Tale of Two Sisters with remarkable competency, as time goes on her actions grow more and more cliche, as acknowledged by the other characters. [[spoiler:It turns out her [[SplitPersonality good half]] was subconsciously sabotaging her efforts.]]
6th Mar '17 9:21:26 AM Spanks
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** "The Times They Are A Changeling" reveals the changelings are ''species-wide villain ball holders''. Thorax, a changeling [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch who'd rather be friends with ponies]], reveals that the changeling {{Mooks}} are free-thinking creatures capable of emotions and are fully capable of simply feeding on "ambient" love between others, and even on the love ''they could have for each other'' with literally no ill effects. They could keep peacefully to themselves or be the pony's ''greatest allies'' if they weren't naturally aggressive and didn't have [[BadBoss one hell of an evil douchebag teaching them from birth to invade and conquer instead]].

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** "The Times They Are A Changeling" reveals the changelings are ''species-wide villain ball holders''. Thorax, a changeling [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch who'd rather be friends with ponies]], reveals that the changeling {{Mooks}} are free-thinking creatures capable of emotions and are fully capable of simply feeding on "ambient" love between others, and even on the love ''they could have for each other'' with literally no ill effects. They could keep peacefully to themselves or be the pony's ''greatest allies'' if they weren't naturally aggressive and didn't have [[BadBoss one hell of an evil douchebag teaching them from birth to invade and conquer instead]]. [[spoiler: "To Where And Back Again" reveals this to be true. The Changelings could easily feed on love for each other instead of stealing love from others. Not only is love-stealing totally inefficient, it actually [[BeingEvilSucks doesn't get them fed at all]]. It did benefit their [[ItsAllAboutMe very selfish leader]], though.]]
25th Feb '17 2:02:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the DaleBrown book ''Plan of Attack'', Russian president Gryzlov would have avoided death if he had not [[spoiler: used nukes against the ABF-taken Russian airbase]] and prompted an EvenEvilHasStandards RedemptionEqualsDeath moment. In ''Edge of Battle'' Comandante Veracruz would not have been stopped either if he did not [[spoiler: double-cross Zakharov and cause him to carry out EnemyMine]].

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown book ''Plan of Attack'', Russian president Gryzlov would have avoided death if he had not [[spoiler: used nukes against the ABF-taken Russian airbase]] and prompted an EvenEvilHasStandards RedemptionEqualsDeath moment. In ''Edge of Battle'' Comandante Veracruz would not have been stopped either if he did not [[spoiler: double-cross Zakharov and cause him to carry out EnemyMine]].
18th Feb '17 3:43:22 AM Nintendoman01
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** Orochimaru had a tendency to do things that were counterproductive towards his goals for no real reason other than that [[ForTheEvulz he likes being a dick]]. The best example is probably when he killed the Kazekage... after the Kazekage had agreed to help him attack Konoha. So Orochimaru killed off a powerful ally, pretty much just because he could.

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** Orochimaru had a tendency to do things that were counterproductive towards his goals for no real reason other than that [[ForTheEvulz he likes being a dick]]. The best example is probably when he killed the Kazekage... after the Kazekage had agreed to help him attack Konoha. So Orochimaru killed off a powerful ally, pretty much just because he could. Later, during his fight with the Third Hokage, he deliberately dragged the fight out purely because he wanted to make him psychologically suffer before killing him; this allowed the Third to cast a jutsu that cost Orochimaru the use of his arms.
11th Feb '17 7:29:50 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarChainsOfOlympus'': [[spoiler:Persephone]] had just gotten Kratos to cast aside his blades and renounce his powers as the Ghost of Sparta so that he can be with his daughter in the Elysian Fields. All she needs to do in order to win is ''leave him alone'' for a few hours so that her plan can be completed while he's playing with Calliope. Instead, she makes a point of telling him that she's the villain of the game (something he didn't have the slightest inkling of until she explained her plan), and that thanks to his actions the world will soon be destroyed, and that the Elysian Plains and all the spirits living there will be destroyed with it. This motivates Kratos to reclaim his powers and save the world.
8th Feb '17 2:40:01 PM Wyldchyld
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** The same thing happens with Yhwach. Despite being introduced as a savvy villain who manages to trounce Soul Society and kill Yamamoto, he leaves Ichigo alive because he wants to eventually recruit him due to his Quincy heritage. Ultimately, Ichigo is the one who kills him.
6th Feb '17 3:16:27 AM flodoris
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** [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha catches him when trying to get his second eye back. In the moment when Madara wants to return his Rinnegan from Black Zetsu, Obito does not allow to do so. Instead of, you know, try to take his eye immediately because any man at a time could to understand that Obito not his friend since Obito himself had said him that he had never considered his ally and also betrayed him when become the Ten Tails Jinchuuriki. Also Madara has forced Obito to resurrect him through jutsu which kills the user at using and anyone was understandable that Obito will be displeased this. Not Madara. [[WhatAnIdiot He trying to convince him to give Rinnegan voluntarily and then he surprised that Obito went against him]]. And later when Obito and Naruto teleported in other dimension he instead of to try hinder Obito resurrect Naruto is [[BloodKnight spending all their time fighting with Guy]] and even not think about it.]]
** [[spoiler:Black Zetsu during revival Kaguya. After activation Infinite Tsukuyomi he backstabs Madara and to use as fodder for Kaguya's resurrection but also he showed that he knows about the seals on Naruto and Sasuke's hands that will seal Kaguya if they touch her together. So why he just not wait until Madara, will win them and already after this using him for Kaguya's resurrection. After all, the Madara better chance to beat them because he much more experienced in combat than Kaguya and he does not need to worry about these seals unlike Kaguya. [[EvilGloating But apparently he just wanted to gloat]].]]

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** [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha catches him when trying to get his second eye back. In the moment when Madara wants to return his Rinnegan from Black Zetsu, Obito does not allow to do so. Instead of, well you know, try to take his eye immediately because any man at a time could to understand that Obito not ''not'' his friend friend, since Obito himself '''himself''' had said him that he had never considered his as ally and also betrayed him when become the Ten Tails Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki. Also Madara has forced Obito to resurrect him through jutsu which kills the user at using and anyone any sensible person was understandable that Obito will be displeased this. Not Madara.Madara is not one of these people. [[WhatAnIdiot He trying to convince him to give Rinnegan voluntarily and then he surprised that Obito went against him]]. And later when Obito and Naruto teleported in other dimension he instead of to try hinder Obito resurrect Naruto using eye Kakashi, is [[BloodKnight spending all their time fighting with Guy]] and even not think about it.]]
** [[spoiler:Black Zetsu during revival Kaguya. After activation Infinite Tsukuyomi he backstabs Madara and to use him as fodder for Kaguya's resurrection but also he showed that he knows about the seals on Naruto and Sasuke's hands that will seal Kaguya if they touch her together. So why he just not wait until Madara, will win them and already after this using him for Kaguya's resurrection. After all, the Madara better chance to beat them because he much more experienced in combat than Kaguya and he does not need to worry about these seals unlike Kaguya. [[EvilGloating But apparently he just wanted to gloat]].]]
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