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14th Sep '15 1:16:27 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Straight''': Jack sees Jill embracing a man and, although a reasonable and good-tempered man, storms out without hearing he is her long-lost brother.

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* '''Straight''': Jack sees Jill embracing a man and, although man. Although Jack is a reasonable and good-tempered man, he storms out without hearing he that the other man is her [[RelativeError Jill's long-lost brother.brother]].
1st May '15 12:47:58 PM VPhantom
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** The characters are emotionally compromised (dealing with a family members, being a ShellShockedVeteran, suffered from a secret mental disorder etc.) and weren't thinking straight in a particular situation.

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** The characters are emotionally compromised (dealing with a family members, being a ShellShockedVeteran, suffered suffering from a secret mental disorder disorder, etc.) and weren't thinking straight in a particular situation.
1st May '15 12:05:19 PM shatterstar
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** The characters are emotionally compromised (dealing with a family members, being a ShellShockVeteran etc.) and weren't thinking straight in a particular situation.

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** The characters are emotionally compromised (dealing with a family members, being a ShellShockVeteran ShellShockedVeteran, suffered from a secret mental disorder etc.) and weren't thinking straight in a particular situation.
1st May '15 12:04:19 PM shatterstar
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1st May '15 12:04:14 PM shatterstar
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** The characters are emotionally compromised (dealing with a family members, being a ShellShockVeteran etc.) and weren't thinking straight in a particular situation.
23rd Sep '13 7:42:55 PM Roxor
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* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???"You see last night's episode?" "Yeah, half an hour of Jack acting like an idiot because of a lazy writer." "I think I'll give it a miss, then."
6th Sep '13 7:52:00 PM Etheru
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* '''Lampshaded''': "We're only the first chapter, so we can't possibly talk now."

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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"We're only the first chapter, so we can't possibly talk now.""
** The characters state that the plot wouldn't work if they made smart decisions.
29th Aug '13 4:53:30 PM BibsDibs
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* '''Enforced''': RealityIsOutToLunch, and the assumptions that the "intelligent" plan relies on are faulty. What appears to be a stupid plot is, [[FridgeBrilliance in context]], actually the appropriate course of action.

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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RealityIsOutToLunch, and the assumptions that the "intelligent" plan relies on are faulty. What appears to be a stupid plot is, [[FridgeBrilliance in context]], actually the appropriate course of action.action.
** The writers want to put some {{foreshadowing}} in that Jack might not be as smart as he or everyone else thinks.
16th Jan '13 3:22:40 AM skywerewolf
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???IdiotBall, for times where the plot is not started by by the holder but just elongated, even more so if it was a mistake that was reasonable but the person holding the ball should have known better despite it.
14th Jan '13 7:07:19 AM MezzoDragon
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* '''Double Subverted''': Jack and his friends [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee work out, in detail, a plan of action]] that sounds as if it will be the major action of the story. However, his [[EvilOverlordList five-year-old adviser]] is one of those present at this planning session, and comes up with a simpler and better plan, which Jack ignores in favor of his original plan

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* '''Double Subverted''': Jack and his friends [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee work out, in detail, a plan of action]] that sounds as if it will be the major action of the story. However, his [[EvilOverlordList five-year-old adviser]] is one of those present at this planning session, and comes up with a simpler and better plan, which Jack ignores in favor of his original planplan.



* '''Deconstructed''': During or after the IdiotPlot, one of the characters takes it upon themselves to point out what the characters would have to do in order to solve their problems intelligently ([[IdiotBall in the case of the former]], only to be ignored by the other characters)

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* '''Deconstructed''': During or after the IdiotPlot, one of the characters takes it upon themselves to point out what the characters would have to do in order to solve their problems intelligently ([[IdiotBall in the case of the former]], only to be ignored by the other characters)characters).
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