History PlayingWith / HoistByHisOwnPetard

8th Jul '17 5:25:28 PM BananaPancakes
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'''Basic Trope''': A character (usually a villain) who is defeated and possibly killed as a result of their own plan, weapon, etc.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character (usually a villain) who is defeated and possibly killed as a result of their his or her own plan, weapon, etc.



** The villain really WAS that dumb and [[TooDumbtoLive it was only a matter of time.]]

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** The villain really WAS that dumb and [[TooDumbtoLive [[TooDumbToLive it was only a matter of time.]]



** The villain sends the hero on a wild-goose chase. This saves the hero's life when he's not there when the villain's base blows up.

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** The villain sends the hero on a wild-goose chase.WildGooseChase. This saves the hero's life when he's not there when the villain's base blows up.



* '''Doubly Subverted''': The hero is also NotQuiteDead and manages to use the villain's weapon to kill the villain, for good this time.

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* '''Doubly '''Double Subverted''': The hero is also NotQuiteDead and manages to use uses the villain's weapon to kill the villain, for good this time.



* '''Zig Zagged''': A couple of the villain's ZanyScheme[=s=] backfire non-fatally, and some others are just CrazyEnoughToWork. Ultimately, the villain does die, though not necessarily by means of his own making.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': A couple of the villain's ZanyScheme[=s=] backfire non-fatally, and some others are just CrazyEnoughToWork. Ultimately, the villain does die, though not necessarily by means of his own making.



** The villain does not die; for that matter, maybe TheBadGuyWins.



* '''Exploited''': A character designs a weapon and before using it, realizes that it will backfire and then tricks their enemy into using it instead.

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* '''Exploited''': A character Bob designs a weapon and weapon, but before using it, he realizes that it will backfire and then backfire, so he tricks their his enemy into using it instead.



* '''Discussed''': "How come these villains always make their machines so shoddy? You'd think they'd learn from all the bad guys who've blown up using their own devices before them."

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* '''Discussed''': "How come these villains always make their machines so shoddy? You'd think they'd learn have learned from all the bad guys who've who have blown up using their own devices before them."



* '''Reconstructed''': Unfortunately for him, the villain is just highly incompetent at using it.
* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': The series has been building up around fate and how [[YouCantFightFate things are already decided.]] The BigBad, deciding to ScrewDestiny, spends a lot of resources building up a new weapon that would allow him to break the chain of events and kill the heroes early. He ends up so bad with it he loses his arm as prophesy says the fight would go.

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* '''Reconstructed''': Unfortunately for him, the villain is [[StupidEvil just highly incompetent that bad]] at using it.
* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': The series has been building up around fate and how [[YouCantFightFate things are already decided.]] The BigBad, deciding to ScrewDestiny, spends a lot of uses copious resources building up a new weapon that would allow him to break the chain of events and kill the heroes early. He ends up misuses it so bad with it badly he loses his arm as prophesy says the fight would go.



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24th Jun '17 12:24:49 PM BananaPancakes
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* '''Straight''': The villain produces a grenade and prepares to throw it at the hero. It turns out, though, that he threw the pin, and the grenade explodes and kills him instead.

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* '''Straight''': The villain BigBad produces a grenade and prepares to throw it at the hero.TheHero. It turns out, though, that he threw the pin, and the grenade explodes and kills him instead.



* '''Parodied''': The villain's weapon kills him... [[WhatAnIdiot because he had his head stuck down the barrel trying to see why it wasn't working]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': The villain's weapon kills him... [[WhatAnIdiot because he had his head stuck down the barrel trying to see why it wasn't working]].
working.]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???A couple of the villain's ZanyScheme[=s=] backfire non-fatally, and some others are just CrazyEnoughToWork. Ultimately, the villain does die, though not necessarily by means of his own making.



** The heroes provoke the villain into firing his weapon repeatedly, knowing that it'll eventually overheat and explode, killing him.

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** The heroes provoke the villain into firing his weapon repeatedly, knowing that it'll it will eventually overheat and explode, killing him.



** "Minion, make sure that the engineers double, triple and quadruple check that device. I don't want it to blow up in my face when I'm using it."
** Alternatively: All dangerous machinery is operated by redshirts. All powerful weaponry is built so that it can only aim ''outside'' the fortress.

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** "Minion, make sure that the engineers double, triple double-, triple-, and quadruple check quadruple-check that device. I don't want it to blow up in my face when I'm using it."
** Alternatively: All dangerous machinery is operated by redshirts.{{Mooks}}. All powerful weaponry is built so that it can only aim ''outside'' the fortress.



* '''Implied''': There is talk in the background about a new handheld explosive being devolved during one scene with the villain. A while later, the villain has a robotic replacement arm.

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* '''Implied''': There is talk in the background about a new handheld explosive being devolved detonated during one scene with the villain. A while later, the villain has a robotic replacement arm.



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': The series has been building up around fate and how things are already decided. The BigBad, deciding to ScrewDestiny, spends a lot of resources building up a new weapon that would allow him to break the chain of events and kill the heroes early. He ends up so bad with it he loses his arm as prophesy says the fight would go.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The villain's attempts to kill the hero fail. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Time.]] Even when all the flaws are worked out.
* '''Played For Drama''': Betty, who suffers depression, decides to try a small practical joke involving a water balloon at the urging of Alice. When it ends up soaking Betty, she gets worse.

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* '''Plotted A a Good Waste''': The series has been building up around fate and how [[YouCantFightFate things are already decided. decided.]] The BigBad, deciding to ScrewDestiny, spends a lot of resources building up a new weapon that would allow him to break the chain of events and kill the heroes early. He ends up so bad with it he loses his arm as prophesy says the fight would go.
* '''Played For for Laughs''': The villain's attempts to kill the hero fail. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Time.]] Even when all the flaws are worked out.
* '''Played For for Drama''': Betty, who suffers depression, decides to try a small practical joke involving a water balloon at the urging of Alice. When it ends up soaking Betty, she gets worse.
2nd Oct '16 3:41:47 PM papyru30
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???A character designs a weapon and before using it, realizes that it will backfire and then tricks their enemy into using it instead.
24th Aug '16 9:43:20 PM ArtiscaIIy
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'''Basic Trope''': A character (usually a villain)) who is defeated and possibly killed as a result of their own plan, weapon, etc.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character (usually a villain)) villain) who is defeated and possibly killed as a result of their own plan, weapon, etc.



* '''Played For Laughs''': The villain's attempts to kill the hero fail. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Time.]] Even when all the flaws are worked out.



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31st Jan '16 2:03:51 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* '''Straight''': The villain produces a grenade and prepares to throw it at the hero, but it explodes and kills him instead.

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* '''Straight''': The villain produces a grenade and prepares to throw it at the hero, but it hero. It turns out, though, that he threw the pin, and the grenade explodes and kills him instead.
23rd Jan '16 10:10:21 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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'''Basic Trope''': A character (usually a villain)) who is defeated and possibly killed by their own plan, weapon, etc.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character (usually a villain)) who is defeated and possibly killed by as a result of their own plan, weapon, etc.
23rd Jan '16 10:09:37 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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'''Basic Trope''': The villain is defeated and killed by his own weapon or plan.

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'''Basic Trope''': The villain A character (usually a villain)) who is defeated and possibly killed by his their own weapon or plan.plan, weapon, etc.
8th May '15 10:57:52 PM Snopelol
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** The villain doesn't die; he instead changes his ways or reappears in a sequel.

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** The villain doesn't die; he instead changes his ways or reappears in a sequel.villain's weapon does not backfire.
8th May '15 10:55:37 PM Snopelol
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** The weapon had an inherit flaw that the villain could not fix.

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** The weapon had an inherit inherent flaw that the villain could not fix.
6th Mar '15 7:28:48 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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