History PlayingWith / TakeAThirdOption

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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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.
2nd Jun '12 10:54:03 AM skywerewolf
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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.
* '''Reconstructed''': Even though the third option makes them suffer far more they made the world a better place by doing it and consider it worth it.

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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.
been. Because of the unintended cost the hero starts to doubt his abilities and it slowly throws him into a HeroicBSOD
* '''Reconstructed''': Even though After a talk from his friends, the third option makes them suffer far more they made hero finds out that, despite the world a tragic cost,[[XanatosGambit it was actually better place than what the other choices were by doing it far]], giving the hero resolve to keep going and consider it worth it.giving him new insight into the way the villain plans.
2nd Jun '12 10:50:07 AM skywerewolf
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* '''Straight''': Rather than going through either door offered by the Villain, the Hero opts for a DungeonBypass.

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* '''Straight''': The villain holds two cities up with his army and the hero can only go to one in time to save it. Rather than going through either door offered by struggle on deciding which one, the Villain, hero summons [[BigGood the Hero opts for a DungeonBypass.goddess]] and she gets some of her personal army to aid one city while the heroes liberate the other.
4th Jan '12 3:14:26 PM TSBasilisk
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** The villain was trying to force the hero into making a hasty gut decision so he wouldn't have time to find an alternative.
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