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27th Sep '16 6:59:41 AM JPO398
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-->'''Scar:''' [[NeverMyFault It was all the hyenas' fault!]]

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-->'''Scar:''' [[NeverMyFault It's the hyenas... who are the ''real'' enemy! It was all the hyenas' fault!]]their fault, their idea!]]
21st Sep '16 10:38:05 AM Snarf
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive
20th Sep '16 11:42:00 PM erforce
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* Nearly every ghostly/demonic antagonist in series like ''Film/{{Insidious}}'', ''Film/{{Sinister}}'', and ''ParanormalActivity''. The monsters in these movies are invisible, ghostly/incorporeal, and many of the protagonists don't even believe they exist at the beginning, meaning they literally could not have more of an element of surprise for whatever goal they're aiming for. Instead of simply taking care of business right away, without anyone even noticing they're there, the ghosts/demons always opt to spend quite a long time simply moving and breaking things in the targets' homes, making noises, and drawing attention to themselves.

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* Nearly every ghostly/demonic antagonist in series like ''Film/{{Insidious}}'', ''Film/{{Sinister}}'', and ''ParanormalActivity''.''Film/ParanormalActivity''. The monsters in these movies are invisible, ghostly/incorporeal, and many of the protagonists don't even believe they exist at the beginning, meaning they literally could not have more of an element of surprise for whatever goal they're aiming for. Instead of simply taking care of business right away, without anyone even noticing they're there, the ghosts/demons always opt to spend quite a long time simply moving and breaking things in the targets' homes, making noises, and drawing attention to themselves.
20th Sep '16 2:23:20 PM DynamiteXI
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* In ''Series/StrangerThings'', there is absolutely ''no'' good reason for Agent Connie Frazier to [[spoiler:kill Benny Hammond, who had been 100% cooperative, other than to possibly intimidate Eleven into cooperating.]] Naturally, this doesn't work, and it comes back to bite Connie ''real'' hard.
20th Sep '16 7:30:43 AM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', SmugSnake Seiji Shishikura spends much of his encounter with Bakugo, Kirishima, and Kaminari waxing poetic on his agreement with the more stringent rules of the Provisional Hero Licensing Exam. In fact, he agrees so much that he would much rather take his time as a participant in the first portion of the exam separating the wheat from the chaff rather than actually passing the test. Between this and his arrogance making him underestimate his opponents from U.A., Shishikura is taken out within a chapter.

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', SmugSnake Seiji Shishikura spends much of his encounter with Bakugo, Kirishima, and Kaminari waxing poetic on his agreement with the more stringent rules of the Provisional Hero Licensing Exam. In fact, he agrees so much that he would much rather take his time as a participant in the first portion of the exam separating the wheat from the chaff rather than actually passing the test.test, which he could easily do as he'd already incapacitated several rival students beforehand. Between this and his arrogance making him underestimate his opponents from U.A., Shishikura is taken out within a chapter.
20th Sep '16 7:29:49 AM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', SmugSnake Seiji Shishikura spends much of his encounter with Bakugo, Kirishima, and Kaminari waxing poetic on his agreement with the more stringent rules of the Provisional Hero Licensing Exam. In fact, he agrees so much that he would much rather take his time as a participant in the first portion of the exam separating the wheat from the chaff rather than actually passing the test. Between this and his arrogance making him underestimate his opponents from U.A., Shishikura is taken out within a chapter.
13th Sep '16 1:06:06 AM Loekman3
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* The artifact Illidan stole in ''Frozen Throne'' although named "The Eye of Sargeras" was in fact a Villain Ball of titanic proportions. See for yourself: he wants to use the said ball to destroy the Frozen Throne - the seat of the Lich King and thus eliminate the Undead army that threatens the world. Unfortunately, the side effects of the ball's operation include severe earth tremors hence Illidan's brother Malfurion jumps to conclusion that Illidan is up to destroying the world and sets forth to stop him. Does Illidan bother to clarify the situation and explain his plan which would without doubt be backed by Malfurion? He does, but only AFTER Malfurion destroyes the Eye. That is a prime example of what happens when a Villain Ball collides with a HeroBall.

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* The artifact Illidan stole in ''Frozen Throne'' ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' although named "The Eye of Sargeras" was in fact a Villain Ball of titanic proportions. See for yourself: he wants to use the said ball to destroy the Frozen Throne - the seat of the Lich King and thus eliminate the Undead army that threatens the world. Unfortunately, the side effects of the ball's operation include severe earth tremors hence Illidan's brother Malfurion jumps to conclusion that Illidan is up to destroying the world and sets forth to stop him. Does Illidan bother to clarify the situation and explain his plan which would without doubt be backed by Malfurion? He does, but only AFTER Malfurion destroyes the Eye. That is a prime example of what happens when a Villain Ball collides with a HeroBall.
31st Aug '16 4:26:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''WorldWar'' series, [[spoiler:US President Earl Warren]] grabs it hard when he orders a nuclear missile launched at the Race's colonization fleet, at literally no possible gain for himself (it only kills enough of the Race to seriously piss them off) and everything to lose if he's found out. May not count in that the ship is the one containing almost all administrative personnel, regardless of how people may feel about bureaucracy the Race thrived on it. The Colonization attempt being disorganized may have lead to the Race being forced to learn to adapt however and it is unsaid whether the American intelligence apparatus could have known which ship to target (though it is likely).

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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''WorldWar'' ''Literature/WorldWar'' series, [[spoiler:US President Earl Warren]] grabs it hard when he orders a nuclear missile launched at the Race's colonization fleet, at literally no possible gain for himself (it only kills enough of the Race to seriously piss them off) and everything to lose if he's found out. May not count in that the ship is the one containing almost all administrative personnel, regardless of how people may feel about bureaucracy the Race thrived on it. The Colonization attempt being disorganized may have lead to the Race being forced to learn to adapt however and it is unsaid whether the American intelligence apparatus could have known which ship to target (though it is likely).
25th Aug '16 12:05:29 PM gophergiggles
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* In "Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", the Flim-Flam Brothers ''could'' have agreed to a 50/50 share of the cider profit with Sweet Apple Acres, but ''no'', they had to be greedy as all hell, wanting to put Sweet Apple Acres out of business and be the sole supplier of apple cider in Ponyville. They even go as far as [[DevilInPlainSight stealing the Apple family's apples]] to make their own cider.

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* ** In "Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", the Flim-Flam Brothers ''could'' have agreed to a 50/50 share of the cider profit with Sweet Apple Acres, but ''no'', they had to be greedy as all hell, wanting to put Sweet Apple Acres out of business and be the sole supplier of apple cider in Ponyville. They even go as far as [[DevilInPlainSight stealing the Apple family's apples]] to make their own cider.


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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]].
20th Aug '16 4:40:48 PM flodoris
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*** Same goes for Tobi when he released the Kyuubi upon the Leaf Village. Granted, he didn't expect the Fourth Hokage to seal away his control over the Kyuubi, then seal it inside the newborn Naruto.
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