History PlayingWith / KarmaHoudini

7th Dec '17 9:44:34 PM Eievie
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* '''Straight''': Chad murders a hero. He gets away with it.

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* '''Straight''': Chad Alice murders a hero. He She e gets away with it.



** Chad murders a hero. He gets rewarded for it.
** Alternatively, Chad blows up a couple of galaxies. He gets away with (or gets rewarded for) it.
** Chad crosses the MoralEventHorizon, but went to heaven instead of hell for his crimes.
** Chad became God.
** Chad's victim's/victims' family receives further punishment for trying to retaliate, and Chad is rewarded directly for his actions on top of that.

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** Chad Alice murders a hero. He She gets rewarded for it.
** Alternatively, Chad Alice blows up a couple of galaxies. He she gets away with (or gets rewarded for) it.
** Chad Alice crosses the MoralEventHorizon, but went to heaven instead of hell for his her crimes.
** Chad Alice became God.
** Chad's Alice;s victim's/victims' family receives further punishment for trying to retaliate, and Chad Alice is rewarded directly for his her actions on top of that.



** Chad murders a hero. He gets a lifetime in prison, which is a life he is used to, but still wishes he could go outside more.
** Chad plays an annoying practical joke and gets away with it.
** Chad was punished, but it was [[OffscreenKarma off-screen]], leaving no satisfaction for the audience or the characters.
** Chad is punished, just not as severely as he deserves.
** Chad is punished, but he doesn't care because he is TheSociopath.
** Chad does something bad, but no one [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out on it.]]
** Chad gets away with it, but the things that happened to him ''[[TheChewToy during]]'' the act was punishment enough.

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** Chad Alice murders a hero. He She gets a lifetime in prison, which is a life he she is used to, but still wishes he she could go outside more.
** Chad Alice plays an annoying practical joke and gets away with it.
** Chad Alice was punished, but it was [[OffscreenKarma off-screen]], leaving no satisfaction for the audience or the characters.
** Chad Alice is punished, just not as severely as he she deserves.
** Chad Alice is punished, but he she doesn't care because he is she's TheSociopath.
** Chad Alice does something bad, but no one [[WhatTheHellHero calls him her out on it.]]
** Chad Alice gets away with it, but the things that happened to him her ''[[TheChewToy during]]'' the act was punishment enough.



** Chad's "crime" was very minor, at worst leaving his victims a few dollars poorer and annoying the neighborhood. In other words, it's not a big enough deal for the others to seek revenge or press charges over.
** Chad is clever enough to plan several contingency plans enabling him to escape punishment for his crimes.
** He could also be the {{Evil|Twin}} {{Polar Opposite Twin|s}} of a ButtMonkey.

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** Chad's Alice's "crime" was very minor, at worst leaving his her victims a few dollars poorer and annoying the neighborhood. In other words, it's not a big enough deal for the others to seek revenge or press charges over.
** Chad Alice is clever enough to plan several contingency plans enabling him her to escape punishment for his her crimes.
** He She could also be the {{Evil|Twin}} {{Polar Opposite Twin|s}} of a ButtMonkey.



** Chad does a HeelFaceTurn halfway or at the end of the story. There's no point in punishing him if he's a changed man and wishes to make up for his misdeeds.
** Chad [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse completely vanishes from the storyline]] after his actions and the writers [[ShrugOfGod leave his fate ambiguous]].

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** Chad Alice does a HeelFaceTurn halfway or at the end of the story. There's no point in punishing him her if he's she's a changed man and wishes to make up for his her misdeeds.
** Chad Alice [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse completely vanishes from the storyline]] after his her actions and the writers [[ShrugOfGod leave his her fate ambiguous]].



** Or nearly everyone is a villain and the hero Chad murdered was a member of a rebellion.

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** Or nearly everyone is a villain and the hero Chad Alice murdered was a member of a rebellion.



** Chad is an integral part of his universe, in the way that ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac is.
** Chad was BrainwashedAndCrazy and was therefore, brainwashed into killing.
** Chad has been trained to or studied how to kill without leaving a trace and may or may not be {{ninja}}.
** Chad has a license to kill, for he is a secret agent.
** Chad has been hired by a [[GovernmentConspiracy secret organization that is in charge of all government decisions]] to kill the hero, [[HeKnowsTooMuch for he knows too much]]. As such, they give Chad preferential treatment.
** Chad is a [[EnfantTerrible child.]]
** Chad is based on person in real life who never got punished.
** The hero is angry at Chad for what he did, but decides to let it go because [[HeWhoFightsMonsters his obsession with revenge could poison him]] and because he is optimistic that Chad will suffer the consequences of his actions eventually.
** No one ever found out about what Chad did.
** [[OverlyLongGag People]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity like]] [[AffablyEvil Chad]] enough to simply not ''want'' to punish him.

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** Chad Alice is an integral part of his her universe, in the way that ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac is.
** Chad Alice was BrainwashedAndCrazy and was therefore, brainwashed into killing.
** Chad Alice has been trained to or studied how to kill without leaving a trace and may or may not be {{ninja}}.
** Chad Alice has a license to kill, for he she is a secret agent.
** Chad Alice has been hired by a [[GovernmentConspiracy secret organization that is in charge of all government decisions]] to kill the hero, [[HeKnowsTooMuch for he knows too much]]. As such, they give Chad Alice preferential treatment.
** Chad Alice is a [[EnfantTerrible child.]]
child]].
** Chad Alice is based on person in real life who never got punished.
** The hero is angry at Chad Alice for what he she did, but decides to let it go because [[HeWhoFightsMonsters his obsession with revenge could poison him]] and because he is optimistic that Chad Alice will suffer the consequences of his her actions eventually.
** No one ever found out about what Chad Alice did.
** [[OverlyLongGag People]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity like]] [[AffablyEvil Chad]] Alice]] enough to simply not ''want'' to punish him.her.



** Chad seems to be escaping, but at the last minute receives appropriate punishment for his crimes.

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** Chad Alice seems to be escaping, but at the last minute receives appropriate punishment for his her crimes.



** Chad spends the rest of his life plagued by guilt and shame.
** Chad gets away with it and dies peacefully in his sleep at a ripe old age and surrounded by wealth ... only to get sent immediately to Hell for his sins.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...which Chad still manages to escape.

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** Chad Alice spends the rest of his her life plagued by guilt and shame.
** Chad Alice gets away with it and dies peacefully in his her sleep at a ripe old age and surrounded by wealth ... wealth... only to get sent immediately to Hell for his her sins.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...which Chad Alice still manages to escape.



** [[VillainSong Chad does a musical song-and-dance number celebrating about how he's managed to get away with it]] and he ended up getting caught while singing.
** Chad just don't get the point why he manages to get away from every crime he's ever committed even when he talked to the police and the government about it.

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** [[VillainSong Chad Alice does a musical song-and-dance number celebrating about how he's she's managed to get away with it]] and he she ended up getting caught while singing.
** Chad Alice just don't get the point why he she manages to get away from every crime he's she's ever committed even when he she talked to the police and the government about it.



** Chad, while can escape his misdeeds, gets chased by karma laser again and again until he finally gives in.
** [[RashomonStyle Many people gives different accounts of Chad's crimes and punishment]], making it not clear if it was far too little or [[DisproportionateRetribution far too severe]].

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** Chad, Alice, while can escape his her misdeeds, gets chased by karma laser again and again until he she finally gives in.
** [[RashomonStyle Many people gives different accounts of Chad's Alice's crimes and punishment]], making it not clear if it was far too little or [[DisproportionateRetribution far too severe]].



** Chad receives just punishment for his crimes.
** Figuring that Chad will somehow weasel out of his punishment, the heroes summarily execute him.

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** Chad Alice receives just punishment for his her crimes.
** Figuring that Chad Alice will somehow weasel out of his her punishment, the heroes summarily execute him.her.



** "Wow! Chad's so awesome I can't bring myself to punish him!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "You're kidding me! After all we've been through, he got away scot-free?!"

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** "Wow! Chad's Alice's so awesome I can't bring myself to punish him!"
her!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "You're kidding me! After all we've been through, he she got away scot-free?!"



* '''Exploited''': Chad murders a hero. He gets away with it. Then he robs a bank and also gets away with it. He realizes that his actions don't seem to have consequences, so he runs around doing whatever he damn well pleases.
* '''Defied''': Bob vows that Chad will not escape punishment and takes matters into his own hands to ensure this.

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* '''Exploited''': Chad Alice murders a hero. He She gets away with it. Then he she robs a bank and also gets away with it. He She realizes that his her actions don't seem to have consequences, so he she runs around doing whatever he she damn well pleases.
* '''Defied''': Bob vows that Chad Alice will not escape punishment and takes matters into his own hands to ensure this.



** "You're ''kidding'' me! I read that whole thing and Chad got away with it?!"
** "You know what? If you're gonna let him get away with all that malarky, this world ''deserves'' to burn!"
* '''Implied''': Chad doesn't seem like he's done anything bad, but there's hints that he did get away with it, but it's not for certain ''[[NoodleIncident what]]'' did Chad do.

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** "You're ''kidding'' me! I read that whole thing and Chad Alice got away with it?!"
** "You know what? If you're gonna let him her get away with all that malarky, this world ''deserves'' to burn!"
* '''Implied''': Chad Alice doesn't seem like he's she's done anything bad, but there's hints that he she did get away with it, but it's not for certain ''[[NoodleIncident what]]'' did Chad Alice do.



** Chad seems to be getting away with it, at least on the surface; however, deep down, he has to live with what he's done and the memories and guilt rotting away at his soul for the rest of his life. Furthermore, they have to constantly worry about justice catching up with him, meaning that he spends the rest of his life dealing with lingering paranoia. And Saint Peter isn't exactly happy with him either ([[IronicHell The devil, however, is tickled pink to have someone to test "Murdered Ever After" on.]]). As a result, although he's gotten away with the crime, he's never truly happy.
** Chad's karmic immunity allows him to avoid punishment for his evil deeds, but also means he's never rewarded for the [[PetTheDog rare instances where he does something good.]]
** In the long run, Chad is still going to pay.
** Because of karmic immunity, Chad's world ends up devolving into a dreadful CrapsackWorld brimming with corruption, violence, selfishness, depravity, and all other kinds of terrible things.
** Chad was ''[[CantGetInTroubleForNuthin trying to get punished]]''.
** The heroes friends are in despair that Chad will never be punished for his evil deeds. It makes them question what they're fighting for if ultimately, evil wins.
** Chad receives karmic immunity and is never punished for his crimes. However, due to word of mouth or the resulting publicity he receives, he is shunned by everyone he knows and becomes a social pariah. Chad, in a fit of irony, ultimately lives out the rest of his days alone and forgotten.

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** Chad Alice seems to be getting away with it, at least on the surface; however, deep down, he she has to live with what he's done and the memories and guilt rotting away at his her soul for the rest of his her life. Furthermore, they have she has to constantly worry about justice catching up with him, her, meaning that he she spends the rest of his her life dealing with lingering paranoia. And Saint Peter isn't exactly happy with him her either ([[IronicHell The devil, however, is tickled pink to have someone to test "Murdered Ever After" on.]]). As a result, although he's she's gotten away with the crime, he's she's never truly happy.
** Chad's Alice's karmic immunity allows him her to avoid punishment for his her evil deeds, but also means he's she's never rewarded for the [[PetTheDog rare instances where he she does something good.]]
** In the long run, Chad Alice is still going to pay.
** Because of karmic immunity, Chad's Alice;s world ends up devolving into a dreadful CrapsackWorld brimming with corruption, violence, selfishness, depravity, and all other kinds of terrible things.
** Chad Alice was ''[[CantGetInTroubleForNuthin trying to get punished]]''.
** The heroes friends are in despair that Chad Alice will never be punished for his her evil deeds. It makes them question what they're fighting for if ultimately, evil wins.
** Chad Alice receives karmic immunity and is never punished for his her crimes. However, due to word of mouth or the resulting publicity he she receives, he she is shunned by everyone he she knows and becomes a social pariah. Chad, Alice, in a fit of irony, ultimately lives out the rest of his her days alone and forgotten.



** But because he's TheSociopath it doesn't bother him for that long.
** Either that or the fact that the powers that be are too stupid to catch on to the fact that he's playing them like fools.
** The hero's friends accept that although it feels unfair that Chad wins, it's part of life. They recognize now that winning isn't everything and carry on the hero's mission to defeat Chad. Because although Chad's won the battle, he hasn't won the war.
* '''Played For Laughs''': It was revealed that Chad only wanted to go to the grocery store and get cucumbers.

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** But because he's she's TheSociopath it doesn't bother him her for that long.
** Either that or the fact that the powers that be are too stupid to catch on to the fact that he's she's playing them like fools.
** The hero's friends accept that although it feels unfair that Chad Alice wins, it's part of life. They recognize now that winning isn't everything and carry on the hero's mission to defeat Chad. Alice. Because although Chad's Alice's won the battle, he she hasn't won the war.
* '''Played For Laughs''': It was revealed that Chad Alice only wanted to go to the grocery store and get cucumbers.



** The hero's attempt to stop Chad goes in vain, resulting in the world descending into chaos it has no chance of waking from.
** The hero's attempt to stop Chad goes in vain, resulting in dilemmas among the world and the characters, [[HereWeGoAgain leading to even stronger attempts to take him down.]]
** The hero's attempt to stop Chad goes in vain, resulting that if Chad can get away with his crimes, [[GoingNative so can the hero.]]

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** The hero's attempt to stop Chad Alice goes in vain, resulting in the world descending into chaos it has no chance of waking from.
** The hero's attempt to stop Chad Alice goes in vain, resulting in dilemmas among the world and the characters, [[HereWeGoAgain leading to even stronger attempts to take him her down.]]
** The hero's attempt to stop Chad Alice goes in vain, resulting that if Chad Alice can get away with his her crimes, [[GoingNative so can the hero.]]
17th Nov '17 11:43:33 PM CoolPopper
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** Chad receives karmic immunity and is never punished for his crimes. However, due to word of mouth or the resulting publicity he receives, he is shunned by everyone he knows and becomes a social pariah. Chad, in a fit of irony, ultimately lives out the rest of his days alone and forgotten.
29th Aug '17 11:52:04 AM H8FearADRLuv
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** The hero's friends accept that although it feels unfair that Chad wins, it's part of life. They recognize now that winning isn't everything and carry on the hero's mission to defeat Chad.

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** The hero's friends accept that although it feels unfair that Chad wins, it's part of life. They recognize now that winning isn't everything and carry on the hero's mission to defeat Chad. Because although Chad's won the battle, he hasn't won the war.
5th Jun '17 10:24:28 AM hiddenelastic
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** Chad was BrainwashedAndCrazy and was therefore, brainwashed into killing.
30th May '17 1:20:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Chad [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy is clever enough to plan several contingency plans]] enabling him to escape punishment for his crimes.

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** Chad [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy is clever enough to plan several contingency plans]] plans enabling him to escape punishment for his crimes.
29th May '17 1:52:51 PM Tehrannotaur
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** Chad is clever enough to plan several contingency plans enabling him to escape punishment for his crimes.

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** Chad [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy is clever enough to plan several contingency plans plans]] enabling him to escape punishment for his crimes.



** Or there's no one left who's strong enough to punish him.

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** Or [[InvincibleVillain there's no one left who's strong enough to punish him.him]].


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** Chad [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse completely vanishes from the storyline]] after his actions and the writers [[ShrugOfGod leave his fate ambiguous]].


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** JerkSue[=/=]VillainSue
26th May '17 9:55:56 AM CaptainTedium
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** Chad does a HeelFaceTurn halfway or at the end of the story

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** Chad does a HeelFaceTurn halfway or at the end of the storystory. There's no point in punishing him if he's a changed man and wishes to make up for his misdeeds.
10th May '17 11:19:15 PM Shadeblade11
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** [[RashomonStyle Many people gives different accounts of Chad's crimes and punishment]], making it not clear if it was far too little of [[DisproportionateRetribution far too severe]].

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** [[RashomonStyle Many people gives different accounts of Chad's crimes and punishment]], making it not clear if it was far too little of or [[DisproportionateRetribution far too severe]].



* '''Implied''': Chad doesn't seem like he's done anything bad, but there's hints that he did get away with it, but it's not for certain ''[[NoodleIncident what]]'' did Chad do.



** In the long run, Chad is still screwed over anyhow.

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** In the long run, Chad is still screwed over anyhow.going to pay.



** Either that, or the fact that the powers that be are too stupid to catch on to the fact that he's playing them like fools.

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** Either that, that or the fact that the powers that be are too stupid to catch on to the fact that he's playing them like fools.



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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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10th May '17 11:16:34 PM Shadeblade11
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** [[RashomonStyle Many people gives different accounts of Chad's crimes and punishment]], making it not clear if it was far to little of [[DisproportionateRetribution far to severe]].

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** [[RashomonStyle Many people gives different accounts of Chad's crimes and punishment]], making it not clear if it was far to too little of [[DisproportionateRetribution far to too severe]].
10th May '17 11:15:46 PM Shadeblade11
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** Chad gets away with it, but the things that happened to him ''[[TheChewToy during]]'' the act was punishment enough.
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