History PlayingWith / YouCantThwartStageOne

27th Mar '16 8:26:52 AM Mhazard
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* '''Inverted''': Hiro's gang wins the day by stopping the Emperor from gaining the weapon's components, but he revealed he had a backup plan - they're unable to stop him from [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]].

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* '''Inverted''': Hiro's gang wins the day by stopping the Emperor from gaining the weapon's components, but he revealed he had a backup plan - they're [[PyrrhicVictory unable to stop him him]] from [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]].
4th Sep '13 11:42:04 PM Crisis21
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** Stage one being completed is how Hiro ''learns'' of Emperor Evulz's plan.
22nd May '13 12:42:42 AM VPhantom
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* '''Zig Zagged''': Hiro stops Emperor Evulz during the first phase og hsi plan. Unfortuantely, it was just a XanatosGambit and Evulz was [[PlayalongPrisoner hoping to get captured and taken to Hiro's base]], so he can take the next step of his plan.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Hiro stops Emperor Evulz during the first phase og hsi of his plan. Unfortuantely, Unfortunately, it was just a XanatosGambit and Evulz was [[PlayalongPrisoner hoping to get captured and taken to Hiro's base]], so he can take the next step of his plan.
22nd May '13 12:31:19 AM AP
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Hiro stops Emperor Evulz during the first phase og hsi plan. Unfortuantely, it was just a XanatosGambit and Evulz was [[PlayalongPrisoner hoping to get captured and taken to Hiro's base]], so he can take the next step of his plan.



* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???A writer needs to set up some drama for the second and third acts. Besides, the story would be really short, otherwise.



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

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* '''Invoked''': ???
Evulz knows Hiro will fail during the first phase of his plan, so he tries to conserve his energy until the final phases, in which Hiro will surely come back with more determination than ever.
* '''Exploited''': ???Hiro stops his team from fighting Evulz during the first phase, [[BatmanGambit knowing that Evulz will be overconfident and stupid thruoughout the rest of his plan]], setting himself up for defeat.



* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???"Y'know, just once I'd like to stop the bad guys in the early stages of their plans instead of the final hour."
21st May '13 9:12:01 AM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': The Emperor's plan has failsafes...until the last stage, that is.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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The Emperor's plan has failsafes...until the last stage, that is.
21st May '13 9:05:47 AM skywerewolf
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** The plan is complicated and rather solid, so it isn't until Hiro gets information on what the plan actually is that he knows how to stop it.
11th Mar '13 9:13:54 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Hiro can defeat Evulz roughly 3/4 into the main story progress, and there's an appropriate game ending if you do so. However, you can only get the {{True Ending}}s if you defeat him in the final stage.
11th Mar '13 8:50:57 PM Outsyder0486
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Back Damn! We weren't able to [Trope]successfully stop Emperor Evulz from creating this Playing With page - we have to go back to the [[YouCantThwartStageOne main page]] to stop him there!
11th Mar '13 8:49:21 PM Outsyder0486
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'''Basic Trope''': The heroes can't stop an evil plan until the final stage.
* '''Straight''': Emperor Evulz is attempting to gather the components of the ForgottenSuperweapon so he can TakeOverTheWorld. Try as they might, Hiro and his friends can't stop him from gaining the components.
* '''Exaggerated''': Emperor Evulz has a complicated 100-stage plan, and Hiro and company fail at thwarting steps 1 through 99.
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': The Emperor's plan has failsafes...until the last stage, that is.
* '''Inverted''': Hiro's gang wins the day by stopping the Emperor from gaining the weapon's components, but he revealed he had a backup plan - they're unable to stop him from [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]].
* '''Subverted''': Hiro's team has no problem thwarting stage one...
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but the Emperor reveals a second half to stage one, which they can't thwart.
* '''Parodied''': The good guys just sit back and let the Emperor get the components, knowing they won't be able to do anything about it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Hiro and his crew thwart stage one, and the Emperor is defeated.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': "You fools! You dare oppose me? It's still early in the game - I'm supposed to be winning!"
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "Forget this. I'm gonna kill him right here and now."
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "I'd say this is when the Emperor falls, but...it's still only episode eight."
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