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19th Jun '16 2:56:51 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]]. Of course. He was tripped up by some [[DidntSeeThatComing unforeseen elements]] coming together at once, and his initial backup plan in case of death was also thwarted, but damn if he didn't adapt when he could see it.

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* [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]]. Of course. He was tripped up by some [[DidntSeeThatComing unforeseen elements]] coming together at once, and his initial backup plan in case of death was also thwarted, but damn if he didn't adapt when he could see it.
7th Jun '16 2:38:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's {{Foundation}} trilogy: [[spoiler: The Second Foundation]]

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's {{Foundation}} Literature/{{Foundation}} trilogy: [[spoiler: The Second Foundation]]
5th Jun '16 11:15:06 AM nombretomado
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* Toshimi Tagami, from Ghost in the Shell on the PS2: Her plans begin with high political intrigue to gain a region it's independence all for her brother's cause, and when section 9 shows up to throw in some spanners, she quickly switches gears and manipulates the lot of them to get her way in the end. Even [[spoiler:her death didn't stop it.]]

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* Toshimi Tagami, from Ghost ''Ghost in the Shell Shell'' on the PS2: [=PS2=]: Her plans begin with high political intrigue to gain a region it's independence all for her brother's cause, and when section 9 shows up to throw in some spanners, she quickly switches gears and manipulates the lot of them to get her way in the end. Even [[spoiler:her death didn't stop it.]]
17th May '16 1:22:11 PM Willbyr
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* Xemnas in the ''KingdomHearts'' series is very good at this. There are many points where things do NOT go exactly as planned for him...and yet he always seems to quickly make whatever happens work in his favor. [[spoiler: Sora won't comply to aid you? Use his Nobody Roxas instead. Roxas gains a will of his own? Use a Sora clone that can absorb power from Roxas, and if that's successful then mass produce them. The clone develops a will of ''its'' own? Make Roxas and it fight each other to the death, and use the one that's left. Roxas disappears? Then go back to Sora and manipulate him into helping you without knowing it. Sora finds out about this? Kidnap his girlfriend and force him to keep fighting Heartless for you. All of this fails and you're destroyed? Have a way prepared to come BackFromTheDead in a fashionable black and white coat and do them in when they're weakened.]] Truly, Xemnas is a master Xanatos speed chess player.

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* Xemnas in the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series is very good at this. There are many points where things do NOT go exactly as planned for him...and yet he always seems to quickly make whatever happens work in his favor. [[spoiler: Sora won't comply to aid you? Use his Nobody Roxas instead. Roxas gains a will of his own? Use a Sora clone that can absorb power from Roxas, and if that's successful then mass produce them. The clone develops a will of ''its'' own? Make Roxas and it fight each other to the death, and use the one that's left. Roxas disappears? Then go back to Sora and manipulate him into helping you without knowing it. Sora finds out about this? Kidnap his girlfriend and force him to keep fighting Heartless for you. All of this fails and you're destroyed? Have a way prepared to come BackFromTheDead in a fashionable black and white coat and do them in when they're weakened.]] Truly, Xemnas is a master Xanatos speed chess player.
26th Apr '16 1:59:15 AM aye_amber
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%%* Attempted and failed by Zao in {{Sandland}}.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'':

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19th Apr '16 1:47:11 PM erazor0707
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* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'': [[spoiler: Medusa]] is an excellent chessmaster, sticking to a nigh-foolproof plan that she revises slightly as others make their moves or progress. Tsuji and Marcellus try to exploit a loophole in her first game, she simply takes away his aim. The group use teamwork to easily get through the maze, so she does the unthinkable to make them fail. Shaula fails to hold her end of the bargain, but it has absolutely no effect on her own designs; Shaula destroying the Academy would simply make it so she wouldn’t have to do it later. Finally, the group splits, the best one coming after her, so she sneaks Free past them and then does her hardest to keep a fighter from going back to protect the weakened people from Free’s wrath.
18th Apr '16 9:25:28 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* Lord Recluse of ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is made of these. The protection over his city fortress of evil alone is nothing short of impressive; it has a mile high wall, reinforced city base, a psychic monitoring network, an army of super-villains, EliteMooks and an island of nuclear warheads; And if any one of those isn't enough he uses the other five. What's more even when every single one of those is pushed to the limit he still manages to improvise. "Rival" (and that is putting it charitably) Villain, Nemesis has a bad case of ComplexityAddiction but even he has no luck breaking in, Two-Hundred some odd evil schemes via rivals can be undone by a hand-full of just-in-cases Lord Recluse keeps for blanket emergencies.

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* Lord Recluse of ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is made of these. The protection over his city fortress of evil alone is nothing short of impressive; it has a mile high wall, reinforced city base, a psychic monitoring network, an army of super-villains, EliteMooks and an island of nuclear warheads; And if any one of those isn't enough he uses the other five. What's more even when every single one of those is pushed to the limit he still manages to improvise. "Rival" (and that is putting it charitably) Villain, Nemesis has a bad case of ComplexityAddiction but even he has no luck breaking in, Two-Hundred some odd evil schemes via rivals can be undone by a hand-full of just-in-cases Lord Recluse keeps for blanket emergencies. And on top of all that he still recognizes that ThePlayerIsTheMostImportantResource, hence why he recruits player villains to his side to engage in their own Xanatos Speed Chess for said situations.



** "What if I tunnel under the city with my drill machines transport pods?" - "Reinforced city basin."

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** "What if I tunnel under the city with my drill machines tipped transport pods?" - "Reinforced city basin."



** "Okay... What if I build a machine that lets me travel through your TV screens?!" - "TV Broadcast is alive, it will tell us if anything is up." No, really.

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** "Okay... [[RefugeInAudacity What if I build a machine that lets me travel through your TV screens?!" screens]]?!" - "TV "[[CrazyPrepared TV Broadcast is alive, it will tell us if anything is up." up]]" No, really.
15th Apr '16 10:49:37 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Dunyain monks such as Kellhus can think extraordinarily quickly, allowing them to react on the fly to new developments and stay on the shortest path to success. When two opposing Dunyain encounter each other, they each see possibilities collapsing and new opportunities opening with each passing second as their minds race to stay on their own path.
14th Apr '16 10:02:29 AM Aribter-Nelson
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** "Okay... What if I build a machine that lets me travel through your TV screens?!" - TV Broadcast is alive, it will tell us if anything is up." No, really.

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** "Okay... What if I build a machine that lets me travel through your TV screens?!" - TV "TV Broadcast is alive, it will tell us if anything is up." No, really.
14th Apr '16 9:57:23 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* Lord Recluse of VideoGame/CityOfHeroes is made of these. The protection over his city fortress of evil alone is nothing short of impressive; it has a mile high wall, reinforced city base, a psychic monitoring network, an army of super-villains, EliteMooks and an island of nuclear warheads; And if any one of those isn't enough he uses the other five. What's more even when every single one of those is pushed to the limit he still manages to improvise. "Rival" (and that is putting it charitably) Villain, Nemesis has a bad case of ComplexityAddiction but even he has no luck breaking in, Two-Hundred some odd evil schemes via rivals can be undone by a hand-full of just-in-cases Lord Recluse keeps for blanket emergencies.

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* Lord Recluse of VideoGame/CityOfHeroes ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is made of these. The protection over his city fortress of evil alone is nothing short of impressive; it has a mile high wall, reinforced city base, a psychic monitoring network, an army of super-villains, EliteMooks and an island of nuclear warheads; And if any one of those isn't enough he uses the other five. What's more even when every single one of those is pushed to the limit he still manages to improvise. "Rival" (and that is putting it charitably) Villain, Nemesis has a bad case of ComplexityAddiction but even he has no luck breaking in, Two-Hundred some odd evil schemes via rivals can be undone by a hand-full of just-in-cases Lord Recluse keeps for blanket emergencies.
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