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11th Jan '16 6:43:39 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Lampshaded''': "I've killed another Black Sorcerer, a Dark Necromancer, and an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Embezzling Vizier]] ''just today''! How many times can evil keep rising up against me?!"
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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''': ** "I've killed another Black Sorcerer, a Dark Necromancer, and an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Embezzling Vizier]] ''just today''! How many times can evil keep rising up against me?!"
11th Jan '16 6:43:09 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Maybe Balance is the best one can hope for, but we only have a chance of even reaching that balance if Good aims beyond.
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** Maybe "Maybe Balance is the best one can hope for, but we only have a chance of even reaching that balance if Good aims beyond." ** "You know what? [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck the balance]], I'll find [[TakeAThirdOption someplace neutral]], instead. This whole "Good vs. Evil" thing got stale."
11th Jan '16 6:42:28 PM ChaoticNovelist
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There's a difference between "lampshaded" and "take that"
* '''Lampshaded''': ** "I've killed another Black Sorcerer, a Dark Necromancer, and an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Embezzling Vizier]] ''just today''! How many times can evil keep rising up against me?!" ** "You know what? [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck the balance]], I'll find [[TakeAThirdOption someplace neutral]], instead. This whole "Good vs. Evil" thing got stale." * '''Invoked''':
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* '''Lampshaded''': ** '''Lampshaded''': "I've killed another Black Sorcerer, a Dark Necromancer, and an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Embezzling Vizier]] ''just today''! How many times can evil keep rising up against me?!" ** "You know what? [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck the balance]], I'll find [[TakeAThirdOption someplace neutral]], instead. This whole "Good vs. Evil" thing got stale." * '''Invoked''':me?!"
7th Jan '16 2:03:34 PM VPhantom
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* '''Lampshaded''': "I've killed another Black Sorcerer, a Dark Necromancer, and an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Embezzling Vizier]] ''just today''! How many times can evil keep rising up against me?!"
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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''': ** "I've killed another Black Sorcerer, a Dark Necromancer, and an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Embezzling Vizier]] ''just today''! How many times can evil keep rising up against me?!"
7th Jan '16 12:15:50 PM NisjayCakecup
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** "You know what? [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck the balance]], I'll find [[TakeAThirdOption someplace neutral]], instead. This whole "Good vs. Evil" thing got stale.
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** "You know what? [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck the balance]], I'll find [[TakeAThirdOption someplace neutral]], instead. This whole "Good vs. Evil" thing got stale."
7th Jan '16 12:11:53 PM NisjayCakecup
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** "You know what? [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck the balance]], I'll find [[TakeAThirdOption someplace neutral]], instead. This whole "Good vs. Evil" thing got stale.

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** Because the [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed world is constantly being in danger by Evil]], and the fact that Good isn't proactive about stopping said evil, all the people who are thoroughly (and unanimously) fed-up with the [[ForeverWar neverending war of Good and Evil]] began enlisting the help of neutral-aligned wizards to conjure dimensional gateways to realms free of such endless conflict. There, the people started their new lives truly free of such worry.
18th Nov '15 7:32:39 PM Phys101
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** Maybe Balance is the best one can hope for, but we only have a chance of even reaching that balance if Good aims beyond.
18th Nov '15 7:25:27 PM Phys101
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* '''Exploited''': After a failed invasion, the Evil Black Sorcerer asks the Good White Knight to slay him, thereby causing a replacement to spawn in the Evil Empire, since this is faster than walking back.
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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''': ** After a failed invasion, the Evil Black Sorcerer asks the Good White Knight to slay him, thereby causing a replacement to spawn in the Evil Empire, since this is faster than walking back.back. ** Evil Black Sorcerer: "If we can induce in some of our opponents the notion of the Balance between Good and Evil, they may hesitate to fight our evil."

* '''Discussed''': ???
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** Evil rarely respects the balance between Good and Evil. * '''Discussed''': ???"One should realize that the notion that Good and Evil must be kept in balance is nonsense incarnate, or Orwellian {{doublethink}}. When we say that it's good that Good and Evil be in balance and bad (or evil) that Good and Evil be out of balance, we clearly aren't balancing this particular good and evil."

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* '''Discussed''': ???** Good people recognize that the Balance is the best we can hope for, but if we try for more, we get a better chance of reaching the balance, or at least minimizing the degree of imbalance in Evil's favor.
6th Apr '15 9:54:25 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** The Evil of the imbalance set up by a sudden influx of Good is insufficient to restore the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil. More Evil is needed. More Evil is less evil than Less Evil.
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** The Evil of the imbalance set up by a sudden influx of Good is insufficient to restore the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil. More Evil is needed. More Evil is less evil than Less Evil.

** The Evil of * '''Played For Laughs''': ThePowersThatBe look upon the imbalance set up by setting as a sudden influx game of Good is insufficient to restore the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil. More Evil is needed. More Evil is less evil than Less Evil.Whack-A-Mole.

%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
6th Apr '15 9:52:32 AM ChaoticNovelist
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misuse of reconstruction. It's not about happiness or positiivity but making the trope work while including deconstruction.
* '''Subverted''': The Good White Knight prepares to face the Sorcerer of the Black Hole, only to find that it was a friend in disguise, playing a practical joke on him.
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* '''Subverted''': The Good White Knight prepares to face the Sorcerer of the Black Hole, only to find that it was a friend in disguise, playing a practical joke on him. There never was any evil nor any balance to uphold.

* '''Enforced''': ** The writers are trying to explain why villains continue appearing no matter how many the heroes defeat. ** The writers are trying to justify why evil exists in a world with gods without resorting to [[JerkassGods the gods]] [[GodIsEvil being responsible]].
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* '''Enforced''': ** '''Enforced''': The writers are trying to explain why villains continue appearing no matter how many the heroes defeat. ** The writers are trying to justify why evil exists in a world with gods without resorting to [[JerkassGods the gods]] [[GodIsEvil being responsible]].defeat.

** Someone warns us against doing Good or destroying the Evil, because that would upset the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil. [[AndThatsTerrible And that would be terrible.]]
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** Someone warns us against doing Good or destroying the Evil, because that would upset the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil. BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil, [[AndThatsTerrible And and that would be terrible.]]

** However, the Shining Squire, unable to get his master the Good White Knight to change his mind, takes on his master's mantle and fights evil in his place, reasoning that even if more evil rises up against him, at least he had done what was right. ** Good and Evil both give up, leading to peace.
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** However, the Shining Squire, unable to get his master the The Good White Knight to change his mind, takes on his master's mantle and fights Knight's job is smiting evil when it pops up. In this way, he's similar to a pest exterminator. Sure it's a dangerous job but it has plenty of job security. ** Evil and Good are forced to coexist, which means they're in his place, reasoning that even if more evil rises up against him, almost constant conflict. To prevent widespread destruction (what's the point in ruling a nuked crater or terrorizing an empty town?), they agree to ritualistic combat like CombatByChampion. They may not be able to wipe each other out but they can certainly get the other under their thumb for a while or at least he had done what was right. ** Good and Evil both give up, leading to peace.gain bragging rights.
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