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.