History PlayingWith / TakeAThirdOption

7th Apr '18 5:31:43 PM plcthecd
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* '''Exploited''': The villain knows the hero will most likely pick a highly unlogical third option and plans for it.

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* '''Exploited''': The villain knows the hero will most likely pick a highly unlogical illogical third option and plans for it.



** Even if the Third Option benefits both sides, few of both sides still disagree with the decision, and believes their choice is better.



* '''Played For Laughs''': When the hero was given which option to pick, to save one city or the other, the hero replied: [[MathematiciansAnswer "Yes"]]



%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
25th Feb '18 5:45:47 AM DrySoul
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* '''Exaggerated''': The villain gives the hero two options which will probably both have [[DownerEnding horrid results]]. The hero [[DeusExMachina breaks all rules of logic, out of nowhere,]] and manages to succeed with it and make [[TastesLikeDiabetes everything go perfectly in the plot because of it]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': The villain gives the hero two options which will probably both have [[DownerEnding [[MortonsFork horrid results]]. The hero [[DeusExMachina breaks all rules of logic, out of nowhere,]] and manages to succeed with it and make [[TastesLikeDiabetes everything go perfectly in the plot because of it]].
28th Jun '17 3:29:58 PM rdococ
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* '''Zig Zagged''': In attempting to find a third option, he finds 56 more...none as appealing as the first two.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':
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In attempting to find a third option, he finds 56 more...none as appealing as the first two.two.
** Alternatively, he finds 69 more, which are viable options...but the villain planned for all of them.
24th Apr '16 5:46:59 AM VPhantom
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* '''Deconstructed''': The Hero's attempted third option comes at a bigger cost than choosing one of the other two would have been. Because of the unintended cost the hero starts to doubt his abilities and it slowly throws him into a HeroicBSOD

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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The Hero's attempted third option comes at a bigger cost than choosing one of the other two would have been. Because of the unintended cost the hero starts to doubt his abilities and it slowly throws him into a HeroicBSOD
24th Apr '16 5:32:09 AM doorhandle
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24th Apr '16 5:29:42 AM doorhandle
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**The hero take so long deciding that neither option gets picked, resulting in two cities being destroyed.
20th Sep '15 6:35:28 PM krimzonflygon2
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* '''Played For Drama''': The hero is given the choice to sacrifice himself or the lives of innocent people. Instead, he takes the third option and earns a ''scathing'' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech speech]] from his rival, who chastises him for his selfishness: a ''real'' hero wouldn't have hesitated to sacrifice himself for others, instead of searching for a third way out that may not have existed. In doing so, he put thousands of lives at risk for his own, even though it all worked out in the end. This acts as a moment of insight as to the rival's [[BlueAndOrangeMorality distorted]] [[LawfulStupid sense]] [[StupidGood of morality]].



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%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???%%
5th Jul '13 2:57:23 PM creekery
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???The villains forces the hero to choose between saving his lover or his friend, and the hero finds a way to save both of them.



* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???The villain knows the hero will most likely pick a highly unlogical third option and plans for it.
2nd Feb '13 10:17:11 PM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': The two options were given as a SecretTestOfCharacter to get the Hero to use his imagination in finding a way out.

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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
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The two options were given as a SecretTestOfCharacter to get the Hero to use his imagination in finding a way out.



* '''Subverted''': The Hero's attempted third option was [[UnwittingPawn planned for, and prevented]], by the villain.
** At the last moment the hero suddenly realises that the correct choice was the second one all along.
* '''Double Subverted''': The Hero's attempted third option was planned for, and prevented, by the villain... but the hero [[XanatosSpeedChess makes it work anyway]].
** Alternatively: His third option was prevented, [[CrazyPrepared but his fourth option wasn't.]]
* '''Parodied''': The hero is presented with two options...and begins perusing his list of options 3, 4, 5, 6, 7....

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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The Hero's attempted third option was [[UnwittingPawn planned for, and prevented]], by the villain.
** At the last moment the hero suddenly realises realizes that the correct choice was the second one all along.
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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The Hero's attempted third option was planned for, and prevented, by the villain... but the hero [[XanatosSpeedChess makes it work anyway]].
** Alternatively: His third option was prevented, [[CrazyPrepared but his fourth option wasn't.]]
* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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The hero is presented with two options...and options... And begins perusing his list of options 3, 4, 5, 6, 7....



* '''Deconstructed''': The Hero's attempted third option comes at a bigger cost than choosing one of the other two would have been. Because of the unintended cost the hero starts to doubt his abilities and it slowly throws him into a HeroicBSOD
* '''Reconstructed''': After a talk from his friends, the hero finds out that, despite the tragic cost,it was actually better than what the other choices were by far, giving the hero resolve to keep going and giving him new insight into the way the villain plans.



* '''Defied''': The hero tries to take a third option, and is put down with extreme prejudice by the villain, who taunts him by saying, "Like I said, there is no third option."
** Alternatively, there really ''isn't'' a third option at all.

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* '''Defied''': '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''':
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The hero tries to take a third option, and is put down with extreme prejudice by the villain, who taunts him by saying, "Like I said, there is no third option."
** Alternatively, there There really ''isn't'' a third option at all.



* '''Deconstructed''': The Hero's attempted third option comes at a bigger cost than choosing one of the other two would have been. Because of the unintended cost the hero starts to doubt his abilities and it slowly throws him into a HeroicBSOD
* '''Reconstructed''': After a talk from his friends, the hero finds out that, despite the tragic cost,it was actually better than what the other choices were by far, giving the hero resolve to keep going and giving him new insight into the way the villain plans.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
11th Aug '12 2:25:35 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Reconstructed''': After a talk from his friends, the hero finds out that, despite the tragic cost,[[XanatosGambit it was actually better than what the other choices were by far]], giving the hero resolve to keep going and giving him new insight into the way the villain plans.

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* '''Reconstructed''': After a talk from his friends, the hero finds out that, despite the tragic cost,[[XanatosGambit it cost,it was actually better than what the other choices were by far]], far, giving the hero resolve to keep going and giving him new insight into the way the villain plans.
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