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29th Mar '17 4:06:40 AM MrTerrorist
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'''Instead''': He hurriedly starts his car, shifts into reverse, and floors the gas, driving into a lightpole. Oops!

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'''Instead''': He hurriedly starts his car, shifts into reverse, and floors the gas, driving into a lightpole. Oops!Oops!
* Creator/LabZeroGames, the creators of VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}, like a fan-made character named Juju by a fan named Ceemcneil so they contact Juju's creator that they might buy the rights of Juju from him and make her a DLC character in exchange for Ceemcneil to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement to not discuss the deal for the time being. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ceemcneil listen to Lab Zero Games and honor the NDA and not talk about Juju is coming to Skullgirls until notice.\\
'''Instead:''' Hours after signing the NDA, Ceemcneil in his arrogance began telling fans everywhere about the deal that his character Juju is coming to Skullgirls, including in the same forums the developers visit! Realizing that Ceemcneil could not be trusted and was difficult to work with, Lab Zero Games drop any plans of making Juju canon in Skullgirls including retconning any hint of her existence.
17th Mar '17 8:42:57 AM tafelshrew
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'''You'd Expect''': The Philistines to make sure his hair stays cut, just in case. It's not an effort-intensive task, after all.

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'''You'd Expect''': The Philistines to make sure his hair stays cut, just in case. It's not an effort-intensive task, after all.\\
17th Mar '17 8:42:15 AM tafelshrew
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** Furthermore, each time the Philistines try this, Delilah shouts, "Wake up, the Philistines are upon you!" (Presumably this is to confirm Samson's strength is actually gone.)

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** Furthermore, each time the Philistines try this, Delilah shouts, "Wake up, the Philistines are upon you!" (Presumably this is to confirm Samson's strength is actually gone.))\\



'''Instead''': His hair grows back in captivity, and he [[TakingThemWithMe collapses their temple on top of them.]]

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'''Instead''': His hair grows back in captivity, and he [[TakingThemWithMe [[TakingYouWithMe collapses their temple on top of them.]]
17th Mar '17 8:41:29 AM tafelshrew
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** Furthermore, each time the Philistines try this, Delilah shouts, "Wake up, the Philistines are upon you!" (Presumably this is to confirm Samson's strength is actually gone.)
'''You'd Expect''': After the first few times the plan fails, the Philistines would either come to the conclusion that this is actually a kinky sex thing Samson and Delilah are into, or just kill Samson in his sleep. Samson's power is super-strength, not invulnerability, so if they can get into his bedroom every night this should be an obvious change of plan.\\
'''Instead''': They keep doing the same thing over and over again, and each time it fails. Eventually Delilah finds out the secret and they're able to capture him, but then...\\
'''You'd Expect''': The Philistines to make sure his hair stays cut, just in case. It's not an effort-intensive task, after all.
'''Instead''': His hair grows back in captivity, and he [[TakingThemWithMe collapses their temple on top of them.]]
28th Feb '17 12:44:24 AM jormis29
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* The titular monarch in the song "There Lived a King" from ''The Gondoliers'', who was grieved that not everyone was as well-off as he.\\

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* The titular monarch in the song "There Lived a King" from ''The Gondoliers'', ''Theatre/TheGondoliers'', who was grieved that not everyone was as well-off as he.\\
25th Dec '16 9:03:21 PM treehugger0369
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* With two exceptions (both involving Zeus), every "I fear my son will upstage me" scenario in Myth/GreekMythology. A god/king learns from an oracle "your son with this woman will one day kill you".\\
'''You'd Expect''': That God/king to avoid the woman like the plague and find someone else, or eventually raise the child with the kind of love and affection that would diffuse thoughts of patricide (this is indeed what Zeus did: after failing to prevent her conceivement by ''eating her mother'' Zeus raised Athena with enough love she did not try and kill him; and upon discovering there was another such goddess he did not sire any child until he identified her as Themis, at which point he married her off to Peleus who, being equally GenreSavvy, raised their son Achilles the right way).\\
'''Instead''': That God/king will continue to have kids, then attempt to kill or disown their son, usually picking the laziest method possible rather than one that's guaranteed to work - an act which will only justify their kid committing patricide.

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* With two exceptions (both involving Zeus), every "I fear my son will upstage me" scenario in Myth/GreekMythology. A Every time a god/king learns from an oracle "your son with this woman will one day kill you".\\
'''You'd Expect''': That God/king to avoid the woman like the plague and find someone else, or eventually raise the child with the kind of love and affection that would diffuse thoughts of patricide (this is indeed what Zeus did: after failing to prevent her conceivement by ''eating her mother'' Zeus raised Athena with enough love she did not try and kill him; and upon discovering there was another such goddess he did not sire any child until he identified her as Themis, at which point he married her off to Peleus who, being equally GenreSavvy, raised their son Achilles the right way).patricide.\\
'''Instead''': That God/king will continue to have kids, kids with that woman, then attempt to kill or disown their son, usually picking the laziest method possible rather than one that's guaranteed to work - an act which will only justify their kid committing patricide.patricide.
** In some versions(such as the myth of Perseus), the prophecy is that "This woman's child will kill/overthrow you", without specifying who the father had to be, making the issue more complicated.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The man would straight-up kill the woman, or, failing that, straight-up kill the child.\\
'''Instead:''' They tend to have the same problem with using more roundabout methods to kill the mother or child, or sometimes just try to stay away from them, not realizing that the child [[ExactWords doesn't necessarily have to target them to kill them]].(e.x. Perseus killed his father accidentally with a throwing disc blown by the wind.)
17th Dec '16 8:28:43 AM Materioptikon
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** In Lorgar's backstory, he and his followers created a religion revolving around worship of the Emperor, up to transforming the city of Monarchia into a colossal shrine to his glory. As it happens, the Emperor is staunchly irreligious, and particularly hates being worshiped himself.\\
'''You'd Expect''': The Emperor calls Lorgar and his more devout followers and has a long, quiet talk about why he dislikes the idea of being placed as an icon of worship, convincing them he's not a god and should not be hailed as one, slowly dismantling the church with little fuss and ensuring Lorgar, who is only guilty of ignoring this pet peeve of the Emperor, remains loyal.\\
'''Instead''': He sends the Ultramarines to level Monarchia and then forces the Word Bearers and Lorgar himself to kneel in the ashes to him and forced to denounce their devotion as treason. This sends them all into a spiral of hate that boils over during the Horus Heresy.

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** In Lorgar's backstory, he and his followers Legion, the Word Bearers, created a religion revolving around worship of the Emperor, up to transforming the city of Monarchia into a colossal shrine to his glory. As it happens, the Emperor is staunchly irreligious, and particularly hates being worshiped himself.\\
'''You'd Expect''': The Emperor calls Lorgar and his more devout followers and has a long, quiet talk about why he dislikes the idea of being placed as an icon of worship, convincing them he's not a god and should not be hailed as one, one (especially so if he actually deigns to explain how Chaos actually works). Thus, the church's slowly dismantling the church dismantled with little fuss and ensuring Lorgar, who is only guilty of ignoring this pet peeve of the Emperor, remains loyal.\\
'''Instead''': He sends the Ultramarines Ultramarines, the Bearers' biggest rivals, to level Monarchia Monarchia, and then forces the Word Bearers and Lorgar himself to kneel to him in the ashes to him and forced to denounce their devotion as treason. This sends them all into a spiral of hate that boils over during the Horus Heresy.
3rd Dec '16 1:23:33 PM Materioptikon
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*** The Emperor really did a lot of these, to the point that the Literature/HorusHeresy comes off almost as PayEvilUntoEvil.


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*** The Emperor really did a lot of these, to the point that the Literature/HorusHeresy comes off almost as PayEvilUntoEvil.
3rd Dec '16 1:21:26 PM Materioptikon
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** In Lorgar's backstory, he and his followers created a religion revolving around worship of the Emperor, up to transforming the city of Monarchia into a colossal shrine to his glory. As it happens, the Emperor is staunchly irreligious, and particularly hates being worshipped himself.\\

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** In Lorgar's backstory, he and his followers created a religion revolving around worship of the Emperor, up to transforming the city of Monarchia into a colossal shrine to his glory. As it happens, the Emperor is staunchly irreligious, and particularly hates being worshipped worshiped himself.\\
3rd Dec '16 1:17:25 PM Materioptikon
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*** The Emperor really did a lot of these, to the point that the Literature/HorusHeresy comes off almost as PayEvilUntoEvil. See the situation with Lorgar, primarch of the Word Bearers for another excellent example.
** In Lorgar's backstory, he and his followers created a religion revolving around worship of the Emperor, up to transforming Monarchia into a colossal shrine to his glory. As it happens, the Emperor is staunchly irreligious, and particularly hates being worshipped himself.\\

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*** The Emperor really did a lot of these, to the point that the Literature/HorusHeresy comes off almost as PayEvilUntoEvil. See the situation with Lorgar, primarch of the Word Bearers for another excellent example.\n
** In Lorgar's backstory, he and his followers created a religion revolving around worship of the Emperor, up to transforming the city of Monarchia into a colossal shrine to his glory. As it happens, the Emperor is staunchly irreligious, and particularly hates being worshipped himself.\\
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