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16th Jun '17 10:33:26 PM Valen
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Compare ThirdActStupidity, ContractualGenreBlindness. Contrast CombatPragmatist and NoNonsenseNemesis.

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Compare ThirdActStupidity, ContractualGenreBlindness. Contrast CombatPragmatist and NoNonsenseNemesis.
NoNonsenseNemesis. Not to be confused with JustEatGilligan, although there can be overlap.
11th Jun '17 1:33:09 AM bt8257
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{{Subtrope}}s include:

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{{Subtrope}}s {{Sub Trope}}s include:
7th Jan '17 9:11:32 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-> '''One-Armed Man''': I've been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a gun in my right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.
-> ''[Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.]''
-> '''Tuco''': When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.

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-> '''One-Armed Man''': I've been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a gun in my right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.
-> ''[Tuco
left.\\
''(Tuco
kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.]''
->
bath)''\\
'''Tuco''': When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
17th Jul '16 9:16:20 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare ThirdActStupidity, ContractualGenreBlindness. Contrast DangerouslyGenreSavvy, CombatPragmatist, and NoNonsenseNemesis.

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Compare ThirdActStupidity, ContractualGenreBlindness. Contrast DangerouslyGenreSavvy, CombatPragmatist, CombatPragmatist and NoNonsenseNemesis.
29th Feb '16 9:36:14 PM Az_Tech341
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-> '''Scott''': Why don't you just kill him?
-> Dr. Evil: ''You just don't get it, do you Scott? ''
-> '''Scott''':I have a gun, I can get it and shoot him to two seconds: BANG!
-> Dr. Evil: ''SSSSST! I've got a whole bag of SSSST! right here. ''

->-- ''Film/AustinPowers''


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-> '''Scott''': Why don't you just kill him?
-> Dr. Evil: ''You just don't get it, do you Scott? ''
-> '''Scott''':I have a gun, I can get it and shoot him to two seconds: BANG!
-> Dr. Evil: ''SSSSST!
'''One-Armed Man''': I've got been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a whole bag of SSSST! gun in my right here. ''

->-- ''Film/AustinPowers''

hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.
-> ''[Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.]''
-> '''Tuco''': When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
-->-- ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''


28th Feb '16 2:48:44 PM StrikingViking
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-> '''Scott''':'''I have a gun, I can get it and shoot him to two seconds: BANG!'''

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-> '''Scott''':'''I '''Scott''':I have a gun, I can get it and shoot him to two seconds: BANG!'''BANG!
28th Feb '16 2:47:54 PM StrikingViking
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-> '''One-Armed Man''': I've been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a gun in my right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.
-> ''[Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.]''
-> '''Tuco''': When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
-->-- ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''


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-> '''One-Armed Man''': '''Scott''': Why don't you just kill him?
-> Dr. Evil: ''You just don't get it, do you Scott? ''
-> '''Scott''':'''I have a gun, I can get it and shoot him to two seconds: BANG!'''
-> Dr. Evil: ''SSSSST!
I've been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had got a gun in my whole bag of SSSST! right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.
-> ''[Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.]''
-> '''Tuco''': When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
-->-- ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''

here. ''

->-- ''Film/AustinPowers''

30th Jan '16 4:52:16 AM Dravencour
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-> ''Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.''

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-> ''Tuco ''[Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.'']''
11th Oct '15 1:23:59 PM KingLyger
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There may or may not be some in-story justification for this failure to take the direct approach. [[WatsonianVersusDoylist The Doylist explanation]] will always boil down to "if he ''did'' just shoot him, the story would be much shorter, and [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys would win]].

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There may or may not be some in-story justification for this failure to take the direct approach. [[WatsonianVersusDoylist The Doylist explanation]] will always boil down to "if "because if he ''did'' just shoot him, the story would be much shorter, and [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys would win]].
win]]."



* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Someone in the story [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that the above three options are stupid and that a simpler, more direct solution exists. The villain may or may not take their advice.

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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Someone in the story [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that the above three options are stupid and that a simpler, more direct solution exists.exists - namely, by just shooting him. The villain may or may not take their advice.
10th Oct '15 8:12:22 PM KingLyger
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Villains frequently find themselves in conundrums that could easily be solved by [[MundaneSolution finding the right person and shooting them]] but refrain from doing so.

There may or may not be some in-story justification for this failure to take the direct approach. The {{Doylist}} explanation will always boil down to the fact that if he ''did'' just shoot him, then the story would be much shorter and would end with [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys winning]].

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Villains frequently find themselves in conundrums that could easily be solved by [[MundaneSolution finding the right person and shooting them]] them]], but for whatever reason, refrain from doing so.

There may or may not be some in-story justification for this failure to take the direct approach. [[WatsonianVersusDoylist The {{Doylist}} explanation Doylist explanation]] will always boil down to the fact that if "if he ''did'' just shoot him, then the story would be much shorter shorter, and would end with [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys winning]].
would win]].
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