Complexity Addiction YKTTW Discussion
A character has come up with a ridiculously elaborate plot, that is ridiculously planned out, it can't possibly fail... But exactly why is it so elaborately planned, you can just do something simple for a plan to come to fruition. Why doesn't the villain just shoot them? Who knows? It seems to be the nature of idiotic villains. Compare Idiot Plot.
- Mephiles' plan from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) could have ended so early if he just did a few simple tasks, but he had to overblow the whole plot, making the entire plan completely useless.