History PlayingWith / StatingTheSimpleSolution

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."
11th Sep '15 7:21:42 AM billybobfred
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* '''Downplayed''': ???
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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."
31st May '15 10:54:45 PM MechWarrior
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** The minion doesn't bother asking the BigBad, and shots the hero himself.
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** The minion doesn't bother asking the BigBad, and shots shoots the hero himself.
10th Nov '13 6:01:38 PM VPhantom
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* '''Inverted''': ** The villain wants to shoot the hero. The minion reminds him this is against genre conventions and the villain relents.
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* '''Inverted''': ** '''Inverted''': The villain wants to shoot the hero. The minion reminds him this is against genre conventions and the villain relents.
10th Nov '13 11:37:13 AM UknownTroper
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** The villain wants to kill the hero in a quick, practical manner, but the minion stops him. ** TheHero wants to SaveTheVillain, but TheLancer tells him it'd be better if they just let the villain die.
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** The villain wants to kill shoot the hero in a quick, practical manner, but the hero. The minion stops him. ** TheHero wants to SaveTheVillain, but TheLancer tells reminds him it'd be better if they just let this is against genre conventions and the villain die.relents.
11th Jun '13 9:22:44 AM BibsDibs
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** The hero wants to SaveTheVillain, but TheLancer tells him it'd be better if they just let the villain die.
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** The hero TheHero wants to SaveTheVillain, but TheLancer tells him it'd be better if they just let the villain die.
2nd Feb '13 7:21:52 AM VPhantom
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* '''Parodied''': The villain [[CardCarryingVillain describes in elaborate detail]] why he's not supposed to kill heroes. [[ContractualGenreBlindness You mean they aren't supposed to escape and try to stop him again?]]

* '''Parodied''': The villain [[CardCarryingVillain describes in elaborate detail]] why he's not supposed to kill heroes. [[ContractualGenreBlindness You mean they aren't supposed to escape and try to stop him again?]] * '''Zig Zagged''': ???
2nd Feb '13 7:21:16 AM VPhantom
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* '''Exaggerated''': The villain [[BlofeldPloy kills the mook]] for suggesting that he kill the hero.
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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''': ** The villain [[BlofeldPloy kills the mook]] for suggesting that he kill the hero.

* '''Justified''': The minion missed the part in the ad for evil minions that said 'ContractualGenreBlindness a requirement'. The minion is GenreSavvy in a GenreBlind workplace and didn't know until now.
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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ??? * '''Justified''': ** The minion missed the part in the ad for evil minions that said 'ContractualGenreBlindness a requirement'. The minion is GenreSavvy in a GenreBlind workplace and didn't know until now.

* '''Inverted''': The villain wants to kill the hero in a quick, practical manner, but the minion stops him.
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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''': ** The villain wants to kill the hero in a quick, practical manner, but the minion stops him.

* '''Double Subverted''': ...In the foot. Turns out the suggestion gave the villain the brilliant idea that making the hero a cripple before putting him into a slow, painful and exotic death is much funnier. ** Hears the [[{{Mook}} mook's]] suggestion and buys a gun, but finds out that bullets are expensive. * '''Zig Zagged''': The villain, upon hearing his minion's suggestion, says that the minion is right, pulls out a gun, and points it at the hero. He then marches the hero into a deathtrap, and says that it still wouldn't be as fun. However, at the end of the deathtrap, the villain is waiting with a gun...
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* '''Double Subverted''': ...Subverted''': ** ...In the foot. Turns out the suggestion gave the villain the brilliant idea that making the hero a cripple before putting him into a slow, painful and exotic death is much funnier. ** Hears the [[{{Mook}} mook's]] {{mook}}'s suggestion and buys a gun, but finds out that bullets are expensive. * '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''': ** The villain, upon hearing his minion's suggestion, says that the minion is right, pulls out a gun, and points it at the hero. He then marches the hero into a deathtrap, and says that it still wouldn't be as fun. However, at the end of the deathtrap, the villain is waiting with a gun...

* '''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. * '''Reconstructed''': The masterless minions go on to work for a villain with better employee relations, whom they feel safer questioning. If pressed, the villain limits himself to explaining that he has worked very hard to reach the point at which he can kill the hero, and he's not going to have it over in a mundane and unsatisfying brief way when a longer, more ego-boosting, and more sadistic fashion can be dreamt up. * '''Averted''': Nobody calls the villain on his GenreBlindness. ** The villian ''does'' [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shoot]] TheHero, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy without anybody having to call him out]]
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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. '''Zig Zagged''': ??? * '''Reconstructed''': The masterless minions go on to work for a villain with better employee relations, whom they feel safer questioning. If pressed, the villain limits himself to explaining that he has worked very hard to reach the point at which he can kill the hero, and he's not going to have it over in a mundane and unsatisfying brief way when a longer, more ego-boosting, and more sadistic fashion can be dreamt up. * '''Averted''': '''Averted''': ** Nobody calls the villain on his GenreBlindness. ** The villian villain ''does'' [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shoot]] TheHero, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy without anybody having to call him out]]

* '''Defied''': "...And in case any of you smartasses want to question my plans and suggest I 'just shoot him', I'd just like to remind you beforehand that there's space in my DeathTrap for two".
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* '''Defied''': '''Exploited''': ??? * '''Defied''': ** "...And in case any of you smartasses want to question my plans and suggest I 'just shoot him', I'd just like to remind you beforehand that there's space in my DeathTrap for two".

* '''Defied''': "...And in case any '''Deconstructed''': Due to high turnover rate of you smartasses want minions (i.e. they get killed) who gainsay the villain on his {{Genre Blind}}ness, the minions eventually lose all desire to question my plans take initiative or be helpful and suggest I 'just shoot him', I'd just like 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 remind you beforehand 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. * '''Reconstructed''': The masterless minions go on to work for a villain with better employee relations, whom they feel safer questioning. If pressed, the villain limits himself to explaining that there's space he has worked very hard to reach the point at which he can kill the hero, and he's not going to have it over in my DeathTrap for two".a mundane and unsatisfying brief way when a longer, more ego-boosting, and more sadistic fashion can be dreamt up.

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23rd Jan '12 7:16:42 AM JustCallMeNed
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'''Basic Trope''': A GenreSavvy person lampshades the impracticableness of a plan that is more [[GenreBlind "in-universe" appropriate]] and suggests a much more simple, practical solution. The suggestion is usually denied or given an equally outrageous explanation.
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'''Basic Trope''': A GenreSavvy person lampshades the impracticableness impracticality of a plan that is more [[GenreBlind "in-universe" appropriate]] and suggests a much more simple, practical solution. The suggestion is usually denied or given an equally outrageous explanation.

** From the villan'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 villan's villain's perspective, the minion is missing the point; the idea isn't to kill the hero, it's to make him suffer.
14th Nov '11 7:56:57 PM CaitsMeow
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** From the villan's perspective, the minion is CompletelyMissingThePoint; the idea isn't to kill the hero, it's to make him suffer.
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** From the villan's perspective, the minion is CompletelyMissingThePoint; missing the point; the idea isn't to kill the hero, it's to make him suffer.
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