History PlayingWith / GodzillaThreshold

27th Jan '15 7:44:15 PM Luigifan
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* '''Straight''': A problem is so severe it requires an extreme intervention (anything from [[LesserOfTwoEvils risking major, life-altering injuries and/or ongoing health problems for an individual so they live]] to destroying large amounts of property to [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption killing people or risking their deaths]] to prevent a far greater harm with far worse losses.

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* '''Straight''': A problem is so severe it requires an extreme intervention (anything from [[LesserOfTwoEvils risking major, life-altering injuries and/or ongoing health problems for an individual so they live]] to destroying large amounts of property to [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption killing people or risking their deaths]] to prevent a far greater harm with far worse losses.losses).



** The consequences of the action taken may be bad, but the results of not acting really woukd be that much worse. Would you rather sacrifice two cities to end a problem, or lose three and still have it out there?

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** The consequences of the action taken may be bad, but the results of not acting really woukd would be that much worse. Would you rather sacrifice two cities to end a problem, or lose three and still have it out there?



** Can be TruthInTelevision in RealLife as well. Part of the point of many investigations and lawsuits is to determine if such an inversion happened - if someone ''didn't'' stop to think of less dangerous or violent solutions to a situation.

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** Can be TruthInTelevision in RealLife as well. Part of the point of many investigations and lawsuits is to determine if such an inversion happened - -- if someone ''didn't'' stop to think of less dangerous or violent solutions to a situation.



** The solution ends up with a ridiculous consequence such as everyone turning purple.

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** The solution ends up with a ridiculous consequence consequence, such as everyone turning purple.



** In RealLife in general, any situation where the inevitable or near-inevitable outcome of not dealing with the situation or of using less severe solutions is the loss of human life (especially if it's the loss of multiple lives) is usually this to some degree: almost ''any'' amount of property damage, injury, or even death is considered worth it to prevent someone from dying or to prevent someone or something from killing more people than it already has. For example, amputating someone's legs or putting them through chemotherapy or giving them an ongoing drug addiction to save their life, or demolishing a neighborhood to create a firebreak against a superfire or dumping seawater on nuclear reactors - because the alternative is far worse.

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** In RealLife in general, any situation where the inevitable or near-inevitable outcome of not dealing with the situation or of using less severe solutions is the loss of human life (especially if it's the loss of multiple lives) is usually this to some degree: almost ''any'' amount of property damage, injury, or even death is considered worth it to prevent someone from dying or to prevent someone or something from killing more people than it already has. For example, amputating someone's legs or putting them through chemotherapy or giving them an ongoing drug addiction to save their life, or demolishing a neighborhood to create a firebreak against a superfire or dumping seawater on nuclear reactors - -- because the alternative is far worse.



* '''Exploited''': The BigBad [[ManipulativeBastard intentionally set up the situation]] in the first place, because the effects of the Godzilla option is what he wanted in order to implement his real plans.

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* '''Exploited''': The BigBad [[ManipulativeBastard intentionally set up the situation]] in the first place, because the effects of the Godzilla option [[BatmanGambit is what he wanted in order to implement his real plans.plans]].



* '''Discussed''': "I hate to do this but it is the only option we have."

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* '''Discussed''': "I hate to do this this, but it is the only option we have."
31st Jan '14 9:52:25 AM VPhantom
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* '''Deconstructed''': The heroes find a solution that results in many deaths and are considered international criminals despite defeating the BigBad.
** The heroes find a solution that works, but now they're stuck with finding a way to deal with the solution that's just as bad as the previous problem.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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The heroes find a solution that results in many deaths and are considered international criminals despite defeating the BigBad.
** The heroes find a solution that works, but now they're stuck with finding a way to deal with the solution that's aftermath of said solution, which is just as bad as (if not worse than) the previous problem.
31st Jan '14 4:00:24 AM Polokun
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** The heroes find a solution that works, but now they're stuck with finding a way to deal with the solution that's just as bad as the previous problem.
17th Jan '14 5:46:23 PM Scrounge
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** The consequences of the action taken may be bad, but the results of not acting really woukd be that much worse. Would you rather sacrifice two cities to end a problem, or lose three and still have it out there?


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** "The only thing worse than taking this course of action would be not taking it."
4th Jun '13 7:21:07 AM VPhantom
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* '''Played For Drama''': The BigBad is defeated but at grave cost. The heroes are despondant. One is DrivenToSuicide, another becomes TheAlcoholic, and the others go their seperate ways.

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* '''Played For Drama''': The BigBad is defeated but at grave cost. The heroes are despondant. despondent. One is DrivenToSuicide, another becomes TheAlcoholic, and the others go their seperate separate ways.
4th Jun '13 2:31:52 AM AP
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** The solution will result in a lot of property damage and maybe a few lives but otherwise, it is not as deadly as other alternatives.



** The solution ends up with a ridiculous consequence such as everyone turning purple.



* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???
The heroes TakeAThirdOption and find a less-dangerous solution.
* '''Discussed''': ???
"I hate to do this but it is the only option we have."
* '''Conversed''': ???Bob and Alice watch a show and mention how desperate the heroes must be to come up with such a plan.
* '''Deconstructed''': The heroes find a solution that results in many deaths and are considered international criminals despite defeating the BigBad.
* '''Reconstructed''': They turn themselves in, the jury looks over the evidence, and find them innocent of charges since the alternative would have been far worse.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Their solution will result in the destruction of one of the heroes' favorite restaurants. He finds the act horrible and almost decides against it until the other heroes give him a DopeSlap.
* '''Played For Drama''': The BigBad is defeated but at grave cost. The heroes are despondant. One is DrivenToSuicide, another becomes TheAlcoholic, and the others go their seperate ways.



%%* '''Deconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Deconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''':
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28th May '13 5:50:22 PM VPhantom
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** some one calls a Giant Monster to solve a mundane problem, and he does.
28th May '13 4:42:10 PM dragonkingofthestars
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** some one calls a Giant Monster to solve a mundane problem, and he does.
24th May '13 10:39:29 PM VPhantom
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* '''Discussed''': "Where's Godzilla?!"
* '''Conversed''': "GODZILLA!!!"

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* '''Discussed''': "Where's Godzilla?!"
???
* '''Conversed''': "GODZILLA!!!"???
24th May '13 10:19:45 PM Natasel
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* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???
"Where's Godzilla?!"
* '''Conversed''': ???"GODZILLA!!!"
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