History PlayingWith / HopeSpot

12th Dec '16 7:47:54 PM ectostar
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* '''Straight''': Hiro is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, when [[{{BigDamnHeroes}} Bob shows up.]] Evulz then takes down Bob with a single blast.

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* '''Straight''': Hiro [[MeaningfulName Hiro]] is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, when [[{{BigDamnHeroes}} Bob shows up.]] Evulz then takes down Bob with a single blast.
12th Dec '16 7:47:39 PM ectostar
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* '''Straight''': Jim is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, when [[{{BigDamnHeroes}} Bob shows up.]] Evulz then takes down Bob with a single blast.

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* '''Straight''': Jim Hiro is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, when [[{{BigDamnHeroes}} Bob shows up.]] Evulz then takes down Bob with a single blast.



** Jim is on the brink of being enslaved or killed by Emperor Evulz when Bob, a demi-god one-man army shows up to help. [[FingerpokeOfDoom He dies from a tiny flick]].
** Bob actually does save Jim from Evulz', but Jim has already been hurt by Evulz PoisonedWeapon and dies much slower and painfully then he would have.

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** Jim Hiro is on the brink of being enslaved or killed by Emperor Evulz when Bob, a demi-god one-man army shows up to help. [[FingerpokeOfDoom He dies from a tiny flick]].
** Bob actually does save Jim Hiro from Evulz', but Jim Hiro has already been hurt by Evulz PoisonedWeapon and dies much slower and painfully then he would have.



* '''Inverted''': [[NearVillainVictory Jim is about to be killed]], and [[DarkestHour Bob has been defeated]]... only for the Even Bigger Neutral to decide that evil is ''not'' winning, thank you very much, and [[SuperweaponSurprise show up with an army of Cthulhu Clones]].
* '''Subverted''': Jim is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, when [[{{BigDamnHeroes}} Bob shows up.]] Evulz then takes down Bob with a single blast. Bob then gets back up, dusts himself off, and [[{{CurbStompBattle}} beats Evulz into submission.]]

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* '''Inverted''': [[NearVillainVictory Jim Hiro is about to be killed]], and [[DarkestHour Bob has been defeated]]... only for the Even Bigger Neutral to decide that evil is ''not'' winning, thank you very much, and [[SuperweaponSurprise show up with an army of Cthulhu Clones]].
* '''Subverted''': Jim Hiro is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, when [[{{BigDamnHeroes}} [[BigDamnHeroes Bob shows up.]] up]]. Evulz then takes down Bob with a single blast. Bob then gets back up, dusts himself off, and [[{{CurbStompBattle}} [[CurbStompBattle beats Evulz into submission.]]submission]].



* '''Parodied''': Jim is in Hell fighting with Emperor Evulz. As he makes the killing blow, a beam of light shines on Jim as a CherubicChoir sings in the background and [[PowerGivesyouWings pure white wings]] appear on his back. He flies out of Hell...right before a RecordNeedleScratch is heard and Evulz abruptly yanks Jim back into Hell with a [[LovecraftianSuperpower giant black tentacle]] he definitely didn't have a minute ago.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Jim is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, when [[{{BigDamnHeroes}} Bob shows up.]] Evulz then takes down Bob with a single blast. Bob then gets back up, dusts himself off, and [[{{CurbStompBattle}} beats Evulz into submission.]]Evulz then reveals that [[{{IAmNotLeftHanded}} he is not left handed.]] Bob turns off the PowerLimiter and takes down Evulz. Evulz goes OneWingedAngel and kills Bob, who then comes back from the dead and kills Evulz DeaderThanDead. Everyone starts celebrating, when Evulz reveals they were FightingAShadow.

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* '''Parodied''': Jim Hiro is in Hell fighting with Emperor Evulz. As he makes the killing blow, a beam of light shines on Jim Hiro as a CherubicChoir sings in the background and [[PowerGivesyouWings pure white wings]] appear on his back. He flies out of Hell...right before a RecordNeedleScratch is heard and Evulz abruptly yanks Jim Hiro back into Hell with a [[LovecraftianSuperpower giant black tentacle]] he definitely didn't have a minute ago.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Jim Hiro is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, when [[{{BigDamnHeroes}} [[BigDamnHeroes Bob shows up.]] up]]. Evulz then takes down Bob with a single blast. Bob then gets back up, dusts himself off, and [[{{CurbStompBattle}} [[CurbStompBattle beats Evulz into submission.]]Evulz submission]]. Evulz then reveals that [[{{IAmNotLeftHanded}} he is not left handed.]] Bob turns off the PowerLimiter and takes down Evulz. Evulz goes OneWingedAngel and kills Bob, who then comes back from the dead and kills Evulz DeaderThanDead. Everyone starts celebrating, when Evulz reveals they were FightingAShadow.



** Something happens to give Jim hope. Things then turn out as he hoped, with no catch.
** Nothing happens that would give Jim hope once things start going downhill.

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** Something happens to give Jim Hiro hope. Things then turn out as he hoped, with no catch.
** Nothing happens that would give Jim Hiro hope once things start going downhill.



** "This scene is too boring, so lets spice it up by having the viewers think that Jim's getting rescued!"

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** "This scene is too boring, so lets spice it up by having the viewers think that Jim's Hiro's getting rescued!"



** Jim is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, but Bob shows up at the last moment... to which Jim reacts by telling Bob to get out of the way because [[GenreSavvy he's probably about to get blasted.]]

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** Jim Hiro is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, but Bob shows up at the last moment... to which Jim Hiro reacts by telling Bob to get out of the way because [[GenreSavvy he's probably about to get blasted.]]blasted]].



* '''Invoked''': Evulz, [[GenreSavvy having read his]] SunTzu, gives the heroes a HopeSpot so that they don't break out their DesperationAttack until it's too late.

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* '''Invoked''': Evulz, [[GenreSavvy having read his]] SunTzu, ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'', gives the heroes a HopeSpot so that they don't break out their DesperationAttack until it's too late.



* '''Defied''': Bob shows up to save Jim and beats the crap out of Emperor Evulz, because he {{Took A Level In Badass}}, knowing that Emperor Evulz would be prepared for him.

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* '''Defied''': Bob shows up to save Jim Hiro and beats the crap out of Emperor Evulz, because he {{Took A Level In Badass}}, knowing that Emperor Evulz would be prepared for him.



Back to HopeSpot

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Back to HopeSpotHopeSpot.
19th May '16 4:49:04 PM randomtroper89
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** Bob actually does save Jim from Evulz, but Jim has already been hurt by Evulz PoisonedWeapon and dies much slower and painfully then he would have.

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** Bob actually does save Jim from Evulz, Evulz', but Jim has already been hurt by Evulz PoisonedWeapon and dies much slower and painfully then he would have.
19th May '16 4:48:13 PM randomtroper89
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** Jim barely escapes a [[ILoveNuclearPower radiation enhanced]] SuperSoldier only to get cancer and die a slow painful death.

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** Bob actually does save Jim barely escapes a [[ILoveNuclearPower radiation enhanced]] SuperSoldier only to get cancer from Evulz, but Jim has already been hurt by Evulz PoisonedWeapon and die a slow painful death.dies much slower and painfully then he would have.



%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Played For Drama''': ??? ???
29th Apr '15 5:57:02 PM DiscoGlacier
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* '''Lampshaded''': Jim is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, but Bob shows up at the last moment... to which Jim reacts by telling Bob to get out of the way because [[GenreSavvy he's probably about to get blasted.]]

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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Jim is defeated and at the mercy of Emperor Evulz, but Bob shows up at the last moment... to which Jim reacts by telling Bob to get out of the way because [[GenreSavvy he's probably about to get blasted.]]]]
** TooGoodToBeTrue
14th Nov '13 9:12:29 AM JamaicanCastle
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* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???Evulz, [[GenreSavvy having read his]] SunTzu, gives the heroes a HopeSpot so that they don't break out their DesperationAttack until it's too late.
23rd Oct '13 1:50:59 PM randomtroper89
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* '''Exaggerated''': Jim is on the brink of being enslaved or killed by Emperor Evulz when Bob, a demi-god one-man army shows up to help. [[FingerpokeOfDoom He dies from a tiny flick]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Jim is on the brink of being enslaved or killed by Emperor Evulz when Bob, a demi-god one-man army shows up to help. [[FingerpokeOfDoom He dies from a tiny flick]].flick]].
** Jim barely escapes a [[ILoveNuclearPower radiation enhanced]] SuperSoldier only to get cancer and die a slow painful death.
14th Sep '13 6:55:36 PM EchoingSilence
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* '''Enforced''': "This scene is too boring, so lets spice it up by having the viewers think that Jim's getting rescued!"

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* '''Enforced''': "This '''Enforced''':
**"This
scene is too boring, so lets spice it up by having the viewers think that Jim's getting rescued!"rescued!"
** The producers want to avoid [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy people losing interest in the story]] so they throw in a hope spot to reel 'em in.
2nd Feb '13 6:33:48 PM VPhantom
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* '''Averted''': Something happens to give Jim hope. Things then turn out as he hoped, with no catch.
** Alternatively, nothing happens that would give Jim hope once things start going downhill.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Something happens to give Jim hope. Things then turn out as he hoped, with no catch.
** Alternatively, nothing Nothing happens that would give Jim hope once things start going downhill.
2nd Feb '13 6:26:02 PM Gideoncrawle
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* '''Averted''': Something shows up to give the heroes hope. It turns out as they hoped with no catch.

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* '''Averted''': Something shows up happens to give the heroes Jim hope. It turns Things then turn out as they hoped he hoped, with no catch.catch.
** Alternatively, nothing happens that would give Jim hope once things start going downhill.
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