History PlayingWith / StatingTheSimpleSolution

8th Sep '17 7:57:09 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The villain ''does'' [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shoot]] TheHero, without anybody having to call him out

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** The villain ''does'' [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shoot]] TheHero, without anybody having to call him outout.



** The GuileHero triggers some BriarPatching onto the villain by means of stating that he would prefer to be shot in the face than, say, being tossed into that vat of molten steel over there.

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** The GuileHero triggers some BriarPatching onto the villain by means of stating that he would prefer to be shot in the face rather than, say, being tossed into that vat of molten steel over there.



** Due to high turnover rate of minions (i.e. they get killed) who gainsay the villain on his {{Genre Blind}}ness, the minions eventually lose all desire to take initiative or be helpful and stay far, far away from the villain when not explicitly ordered to. The villain ends up losing a lot of battles because his minions are too afraid to attempt to correct his Genre Blindness and is eventually killed during a one-on-one gloating session with a (seemingly) captured hero because nobody else was around.

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** Due to high turnover rate of minions (i.e. they get killed) who gainsay naysay the villain on his {{Genre Blind}}ness, the minions eventually lose all desire to take initiative or be helpful and stay far, far away from the villain when not explicitly ordered to. The villain ends up losing a lot of battles because his minions are too afraid to attempt to correct his Genre Blindness and is eventually killed during a one-on-one gloating session with a (seemingly) captured hero because nobody else was around.
8th Sep '17 7:52:50 PM marcoasalazarm
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** ContractualGenreBlindness is enforced as "rules of engagement". Just shooting the hero would mean full-on, scorched-earth war, and the villain wishes to keep breathing.
1st Sep '17 11:45:11 PM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Exploited''':
** The villain hired that one specific {{Mook}} to be his own personal CommanderContrarian and reach, through discussion, an understanding of which of his plans are SimpleYetAwesome, AwesomeButImpractical, or BoringButPractical.



* '''Exploited''': The villain hired that one specific {{Mook}} to be his own personal CommanderContrarian and reach, through discussion, an understanding of which of his plans are SimpleYetAwesome, AwesomeButImpractical, or BoringButPractical.
1st Sep '17 11:44:11 PM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Invoked''': The villain is looking for a new Number Two who exhibits some common sense, guts and initiative, and decides that someone who asks this question has potential for the job. Thus, he intentionally sets up a situation like this to see if any of his minions react appropriately.

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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The villain is looking for a new Number Two who exhibits some common sense, guts and initiative, and decides that someone who asks this question has potential for the job. Thus, he intentionally sets up a situation like this to see if any of his minions react appropriately.appropriately.
** The GuileHero triggers some BriarPatching onto the villain by means of stating that he would prefer to be shot in the face than, say, being tossed into that vat of molten steel over there.
1st Sep '17 11:41:50 PM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???The villain hired that one specific {{Mook}} to be his own personal CommanderContrarian and reach, through discussion, an understanding of which of his plans are SimpleYetAwesome, AwesomeButImpractical, or BoringButPractical.
1st Sep '17 11:36:47 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Alternatively, the above thing happens but the {{Mook}} succeeds. The villain stands there gawking before either [[AntagonistInMourning mourning the hero's death]], calling the {{Mook}} [[YouFool a fool]] and explaining [NiceJobFixingItVillain how much he screwed everybody over]], killing the {{Mook}} in a rage, or whining about how he had such a ''nice'' death trap and monologue ready.

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** Alternatively, the above thing happens but the {{Mook}} succeeds. The villain stands there gawking before either [[AntagonistInMourning mourning the hero's death]], calling the {{Mook}} [[YouFool a fool]] and explaining [NiceJobFixingItVillain [[NiceJobFixingItVillain how much he screwed everybody over]], killing the {{Mook}} in a rage, or whining about how he had such a ''nice'' death trap and monologue ready.
1st Sep '17 11:35:52 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The {{Mook}} doesn't even ''tries'' to state the solution, instead going for his gun to shoot the hero right then and there, in front of the villain. The villain kills the {{Mook}} and sighs out a "TheyDontMakeThemLikeTheyUsedTo".
** Alternatively, the above thing happens but the {{Mook}} succeeds. The villain stands there gawking before either [[AntagonistInMourning mourning the hero's death]], calling the {{Mook}} [[YouFool a fool]] and explaining [NiceJobFixingItVillain how much he screwed everybody over]], killing the {{Mook}} in a rage, or whining about how he had such a ''nice'' death trap and monologue ready.



** From the villain's perspective, the minion is missing the point; the idea isn't to kill the hero, it's to make him suffer.

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** From the villain's perspective, the minion is missing the point; the idea isn't to kill the hero, it's [[ToThePain to make him suffer.]]
14th Jul '17 4:17:03 AM Greensword101
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* '''Deconstructed''': Due to high turnover rate of minions (i.e. they get killed) who gainsay the villain on his {{Genre Blind}}ness, the minions eventually lose all desire to take initiative or be helpful and stay far, far away from the villain when not explicitly ordered to. The villain ends up losing a lot of battles because his minions are too afraid to attempt to correct his Genre Blindness and is eventually killed during a one-on-one gloating session with a (seemingly) captured hero because nobody else was around.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Due '''Deconstructed''':
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to high turnover rate of minions (i.e. they get killed) who gainsay the villain on his {{Genre Blind}}ness, the minions eventually lose all desire to take initiative or be helpful and stay far, far away from the villain when not explicitly ordered to. The villain ends up losing a lot of battles because his minions are too afraid to attempt to correct his Genre Blindness and is eventually killed during a one-on-one gloating session with a (seemingly) captured hero because nobody else was around.around.
** The villain kills the one suggesting a good (and simple) solution for handling the hero and promptly loses support because of this. His superiors view him as incompetent and bigger threat to their organization than the hero. Meanwhile, his minions realize that they are working for someone either psychotic or just plan stupid and [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere promptly leave]].
28th Jul '16 7:23:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** The villain ''does'' [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shoot]] TheHero, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy without anybody having to call him out]]

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** The villain ''does'' [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shoot]] TheHero, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy without anybody having to call him out]]out
11th Sep '15 7:22:07 AM billybobfred
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* '''Downplayed''': The mook almost asks why not just shoot the hero, but then decides not to bother. "Couldn't you just... ah, forget it."

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* '''Downplayed''': The mook almost asks why clearly wants to ask 'why not just shoot the hero, hero', but then decides not to bother. "Couldn't you just... ah, forget it."
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