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27th Mar '17 10:05:19 AM crazysamaritan
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* Touched on in one of the opening levels of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2'', which sends you to investigate a warehouse where gunfire was recently heard. One of the corrupt commercial cleaners at the place lets you in and shows you around the place, eventually leading you into an ambush. Killing him beforehand averts nothing, but instead causes the protagonist to make an off comment in his rampant monologuing about [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything how obvious a brawl he was walking into.]]

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* Touched on in one of the opening levels of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2'', which sends you to investigate a warehouse where gunfire was recently heard. One of the corrupt commercial cleaners at the place lets you in and shows you around the place, eventually leading you into an ambush. Killing him beforehand averts nothing, but instead causes the protagonist to make an off comment in his rampant monologuing about [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything how obvious a brawl he was walking into.]]
23rd Mar '17 1:05:52 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Likewise in the sequel ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadws A Game of Shadows]]'', the BigBad Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes, managing to pull off his schemes without a hitch while distracting and misleading the good detective at every turn. By the end of the film, with minutes left to go, it looks like TheBadGuyWins -- until Holmes reveals [[spoiler:the fruition of his BatmanGambit to get Moriarty's notes ,which allow the police to dismantle his financial empire.]] Even at this stage, [[spoiler:Holmes's AwesomeByAnalysis fighting style (which Moriarty is also capable of) predicts that he will be on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle from Moriarty unless he performs the iconic HeroicSacrifice over Reichenbach Falls.]]

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** Likewise in the sequel ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadws A Game of Shadows]]'', the BigBad Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes, managing to pull off his schemes without a hitch while distracting and misleading the good detective at every turn. By the end of the film, with minutes left to go, it looks like TheBadGuyWins -- until Holmes reveals [[spoiler:the fruition of his BatmanGambit to get Moriarty's notes ,which notes, which allow the police to dismantle his financial empire.]] Even at this stage, [[spoiler:Holmes's AwesomeByAnalysis fighting style (which Moriarty is also capable of) predicts that he will be on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle from Moriarty unless he performs the iconic HeroicSacrifice over Reichenbach Falls.]]
23rd Mar '17 1:04:39 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Averted across the franchise: [[GreaterScopeVillain Thanos is trying to collect the Infinity Stones through minions, but the heroes in the various films are making that quest so difficult that by ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', he decides he has to get them himself.

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** Averted across the franchise: [[GreaterScopeVillain Thanos Thanos]] is trying to collect the Infinity Stones through minions, but the heroes in the various films are making that quest so difficult that by ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', he decides he has to get them himself.
23rd Mar '17 12:14:32 PM AG1995
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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': Even if you replay the first Class Trial with the knowledge that [[spoiler:Kaede is being set up by the true Mastermind, Shirogane, you can't successfully accuse her of the murder, because the evidence pointing to her guilt isn't discovered until the final Chapter]].
15th Mar '17 9:00:03 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Despite the protagonists doing everything in their power to stop it, [[spoiler: the Parshendi succeed at summoning the Everstorm and starting the next [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Desolation]]]].
18th Jan '17 2:29:33 AM flodoris
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** Not only are the Beasts sealed, but [[spoiler:the Juubi is reborn and Tobi manages to seal it into himself.]] Despite his overwhelming power, he is defeated only for [[spoiler:the real BigBad Madara to reform the Juubi and seal it into himself within minutes.]] [[spoiler:Madara]] takes this one step further as he cannot complete his plan unless he [[spoiler:acquires both Rinnegan.]] Despite the efforts of the heores he succeeds and [[spoiler:enacts the Infinite Tsukiyomi.]]

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** Not only are the Beasts sealed, but [[spoiler:the Juubi [[spoiler: the Ten-Tails is reborn and Tobi manages to seal it into himself.]] himself. Despite his overwhelming power, he is defeated only for [[spoiler:the real another BigBad Madara [[DiabolusExMachina to reform the Juubi Ten-Tails and seal it into himself within minutes.]] [[spoiler:Madara]] minutes]]. Madara takes this one step further as he cannot complete his plan unless he [[spoiler:acquires acquires both Rinnegan.]] Rinnegan. Despite the efforts of the heores he succeeds and [[spoiler:enacts enacts the Infinite Tsukiyomi.]]
9th Jan '17 6:19:54 AM DrNoPuma
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* ''VideoGame/SnoopyVsTheRedBaron'': Despite all the effort you go through, the Flying Circus will still [[spoiler:build the Doodlebug by the end of the game. It's possible that you stopped them from mass-producing it, at least]].
29th Dec '16 10:28:03 PM KingLyger
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* The first boss of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}: Half-Genie Hero'' is a DoubleSubversion. Shantae's ArchEnemy, Risky Boots, gives up the stolen blueprints to Mimic's Dynamo device after being defeated. However, it's a BatmanGambit on Risky's part, since she swapped out the blueprints for fakes.
29th Dec '16 11:58:47 AM Xtifr
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* In ''ResidentEvil5'', Wesker's plan was to make a lot of virus, load that virus on to rockets, and fire them out of a plane at high altitude, infecting the entire world. He was "less than five minutes" away from "the optimum altitude for missile deployment." Fortunately, [[MemeticMutation complete global saturation]] was averted by crashing the plane into a volcano.

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* In ''ResidentEvil5'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', Wesker's plan was to make a lot of virus, load that virus on to rockets, and fire them out of a plane at high altitude, infecting the entire world. He was "less than five minutes" away from "the optimum altitude for missile deployment." Fortunately, [[MemeticMutation complete global saturation]] was averted by crashing the plane into a volcano.
6th Dec '16 11:50:22 AM GoblinCipher
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* In the Creator/{{Infocom}} text adventure murder-mystery, ''Witness'', the murder itself doesn't actually happen until a few minutes into the game. It's entirely possible to prevent the murder and completely derail the plot by doing something utterly insane (i.e. shooting the killer, or even murdering the victim yourself). However, any such act would end the game immediately with your character being sent to jail.

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* In the Creator/{{Infocom}} text adventure murder-mystery, ''Witness'', the murder itself doesn't actually happen until a few minutes into the game. It's entirely possible to prevent the murder and completely derail the plot by doing something utterly insane (i.e. shooting the killer, or even murdering the victim yourself). However, any such act would end the game immediately with your character being sent to jail.jail (or, if you decide to take the bullet for the victim, the morgue).
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