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8th Jan '17 9:33:12 AM nombretomado
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* In ''EternalSonata'', your party is forced to surrender party member Polka to CardCarryingVillain Count Waltz. Waltz successfully convinces Polka that if she surrenders peacefully then no harm will come to the party or her, and he will call off his army. Polka (in turn) successfully convinces the rest of the party to allow her to go with Waltz and sacrifice her freedom for the greater good. Waltz's plan would have worked perfectly... if he ''hadn't'' decided to punctuate his victory by ''slapping Polka in clear view of everyone'', proving he was a lying prick and prompting Polka (and the rest of the party) to attack.

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* In ''EternalSonata'', ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', your party is forced to surrender party member Polka to CardCarryingVillain Count Waltz. Waltz successfully convinces Polka that if she surrenders peacefully then no harm will come to the party or her, and he will call off his army. Polka (in turn) successfully convinces the rest of the party to allow her to go with Waltz and sacrifice her freedom for the greater good. Waltz's plan would have worked perfectly... if he ''hadn't'' decided to punctuate his victory by ''slapping Polka in clear view of everyone'', proving he was a lying prick and prompting Polka (and the rest of the party) to attack.
27th Dec '16 1:28:33 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 so as Obito himself had said him that he had never considered his ally and also betrayed him when become the Ten Tails Jinchuriki. 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:After activation Infinite Tsukuyomi Black Zetsu 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, you know, try to take his eye immediately because any man at a time could to understand that Obito not his friend so as since Obito himself had said him that he had never considered his ally and also betrayed him when become the Ten Tails Jinchuriki.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:After [[spoiler:Black Zetsu during revival Kaguya. After activation Infinite Tsukuyomi Black Zetsu 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]].]]
25th Dec '16 12:10:14 PM Exusia
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' features one so blatant that ''Hau'' of all people is the one to call it out. [[spoiler:Faba]] holds the key to go deeper into [[spoiler:Aether Paradise]], and tricks the main character, Hau and Gladion into going somewhere else to buy himself more time. When they see him again, Hau asks if he holds the key, which [[spoiler:Faba]] confirms... and Hau then points out that if he had just hid somewhere, that would have slowed them down a lot more.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' features one so blatant that ''Hau'' of all people is the one to call it out. [[spoiler:Faba]] holds the key to go deeper into [[spoiler:Aether Paradise]], and tricks the main character, Hau and Gladion into going somewhere else to buy himself more time. When they see him again, go back, they find [[spoiler:Faba]] has backed himself up with some grunts. Hau asks if he holds the key, which [[spoiler:Faba]] confirms... and Hau then points out that if he had just hid somewhere, somewhere instead of getting backup, that would have slowed them down a lot more.
22nd Dec '16 12:21:50 PM TheTraveller
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** [[spoiler: The games after Colours tend to zig-zag this. By ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', he ''was'' able to harness a powerful entity called the Time Eater, though at the point he found it the Time Eater was just a mass of...stuff in space, and required TWO Eggmen to control it. He actually does a good job of controlling the Deadly Six in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', only losing control over them because of Sonic's near-suicidal lack of impulse control. Nevertheless by manipulating Sonic and friends, he manages to stay one step ahead regardless. He actually would have won...[[ItMakesSenseInContext were it not for Zomnom's sandwich.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: The games after Colours tend to zig-zag this. By ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', he ''was'' able to harness a powerful entity called the Time Eater, though at the point he found it the Time Eater was just a mass of...stuff in space, and required TWO Eggmen to control it. He actually does a good job of controlling the Deadly Six in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', only losing control over them because of Sonic's near-suicidal lack of impulse control. Nevertheless by manipulating Sonic and friends, he manages to stay one step ahead regardless.ahead. He actually would have won...[[ItMakesSenseInContext were it not for Zomnom's sandwich.]]]]]]]]
**And in ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'', his counterpart goes right back into the old ways with style, losing control of Lyric in ''Rise of Lyric'' and generally falling out of the plot thereafter. He then loses control of what becomes the BigBad of ''Fire and Ice'', and there's also all the times he loses control of his machines in the show...pretty much the only robots who DON'T betray him are his weaker mook robots and Orbot and Cubot (who STILL often go behind his back at times).
22nd Dec '16 12:17:45 PM TheTraveller
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* In many ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, Dr. Eggman has (on numerous occasions) either unleashed or sought to unleash a creature of extreme power ([[VideoGame/SonicAdventure th]][[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed re]][[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 e]] [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 gods]] and [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog one prototype of the ultimate lifeform]] for starters). For a while, his plans go great, and he usually is a step or two ahead of his nemesis, Sonic. However, just when his plans are at their highest, everything goes horribly wrong. The god reaches its highest potential, and then Eggman realizes that he made a huge mistake and ends up having to work with Sonic to get rid of his own mess. The villain ball part comes when you realize something: Given his past experiences, why in the hell would he continue this pattern just to be embarrassed and defeated? Also, he constantly blabs about his schemes to the ''one guy who always defeats him'', even going so far as to have a '''worldwide broadcast about his plan when Sonic and his gang didn't have an idea of it before then'''. The only thing you can't accuse Eggman of is not trying to kill Sonic with his godlike creatures, because that is just something he naturally fails at, but is in no control of whatsoever. [[spoiler: By ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', he ''was'' finally able to harness a powerful creature... and it helps him because it was out of commission when he came across it. And in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', he fails at harnessing the Deadly Six's power, but by manipulating Sonic and friends, he manages to stay one step ahead regardless.]]

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* In many ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, Dr. Eggman has (on numerous occasions) either unleashed or sought to unleash a creature of extreme power ([[VideoGame/SonicAdventure th]][[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed re]][[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 e]] [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 gods]] and [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog one prototype of the ultimate lifeform]] for starters). For a while, his plans go great, and he usually is a step or two ahead of his nemesis, Sonic. However, just when his plans are at their highest, everything goes horribly wrong. The god reaches its highest potential, and then Eggman realizes that he made a huge mistake and ends up having to work with Sonic to get rid of his own mess. The villain ball part comes when you realize something: Given his past experiences, why in the hell would he continue this pattern just to be embarrassed and defeated? Also, he constantly blabs about his schemes to the ''one guy who always defeats him'', even going so far as to have a '''worldwide broadcast about his plan when Sonic and his gang didn't have an idea of it before then'''. The only thing you can't accuse Eggman of is not trying to kill Sonic with his godlike creatures, because that is just something he naturally fails at, but is in no control of whatsoever. [[spoiler:
**[[spoiler: Until ''VideoGame/SonicColours'', where he nails it, and actually does a very good job at controlling the creatures of the hour and using them for evil purposes - until Sonic comes along, obviously.]]
**[[spoiler: The games after Colours tend to zig-zag this.
By ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', he ''was'' finally able to harness a powerful creature... entity called the Time Eater, though at the point he found it the Time Eater was just a mass of...stuff in space, and it helps him because it was out of commission when he came across required TWO Eggmen to control it. And He actually does a good job of controlling the Deadly Six in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'', he fails at harnessing the Deadly Six's power, but only losing control over them because of Sonic's near-suicidal lack of impulse control. Nevertheless by manipulating Sonic and friends, he manages to stay one step ahead regardless.]]regardless. He actually would have won...[[ItMakesSenseInContext were it not for Zomnom's sandwich.]]]]
17th Dec '16 9:04:41 AM Exusia
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' features one so blatant that ''Hau'' of all people is the one to call it out. [[spoiler:Faba]] holds the key to go deeper into [[spoiler:Aether Paradise]], and tricks the main character, Hau and Gladion into going somewhere else to buy himself more time. When they see him again, Hau asks if he holds the key, which [[spoiler:Faba]] confirms... and Hau then points out that if he had just hid somewhere, that would have slowed them down a lot more.
14th Dec '16 4:43:22 PM SwampAdder
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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' "The Three Garriedbs" when Watson, of all people, gets wounded. Leads detective to [[NotSoStoic genuinely panic]] which is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sweet]] since it shows how ''deeply'' he cares for his friend's wellbeing and [[BigBrotherInstinct threaten death on the guy who shot his friend]] which is [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesomely]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming sweet]] since it shows how protective he is towards him. If Evans had shot Holmes instead, he would've ben luckier, since Watson probably wouldn't be ''provoked'' to kill Evans. Or if he was, he might not ''be able'' to do it. Evans did have it easy-''right until that point where Watson is shot.''
2nd Dec '16 1:50:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* The sheriff in ''Film/FirstBlood'' could have avoided a lot of death and bloodshed had he simply let the wandering Vietnam veteran get something to eat, but instead chose to throw his weight around and treat the guy like a criminal. Not a smart thing to do to John Franchise/{{Rambo}}... {{Justified|Trope}}, Rambo never mentions that he's a returned Nam vet, so the sheriff literally doesn't know [[BadAss what he's dealing with]]. [[PermaStubble Plus, Rambo doesn't exactly look like]] [[GoodHairEvilHair an upstanding citizen.]] It may be more a case of WrongGenreSavvy than anything else. It goes differently in the original book - the sheriff lets Rambo buy some food to go, and ''then'' gives him a ride out of town. He doesn't actually arrest him until Rambo turns up in town again after having been asked to leave (And being escorted out) on multiple occasions.

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* The sheriff in ''Film/FirstBlood'' could have avoided a lot of death and bloodshed had he simply let the wandering Vietnam veteran get something to eat, but instead chose to throw his weight around and treat the guy like a criminal. Not a smart thing to do to John Franchise/{{Rambo}}... {{Justified|Trope}}, Rambo never mentions that he's a returned Nam vet, so the sheriff literally doesn't know [[BadAss what he's dealing with]].with. [[PermaStubble Plus, Rambo doesn't exactly look like]] [[GoodHairEvilHair an upstanding citizen.]] It may be more a case of WrongGenreSavvy than anything else. It goes differently in the original book - the sheriff lets Rambo buy some food to go, and ''then'' gives him a ride out of town. He doesn't actually arrest him until Rambo turns up in town again after having been asked to leave (And being escorted out) on multiple occasions.
2nd Dec '16 6:49:07 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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*** Also, don't jump right at him, Anakin. There's a whole shore at your disposal. WTF.
1st Dec '16 4:03:30 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Shown in the DeviantART page here, a really stupid villain tries to use a stretch rack on [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Elastigirl]]; doesn't seem to be working...

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* Shown in the DeviantART page here, [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Elastigirl-on-the-Rack-647744836 here]], a really ''really'' stupid villain tries to use a stretch rack on [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Elastigirl]]; doesn't seem to be working...
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