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Doomed By Foolishness
Opposite of Xanatos Gambit. Where no matter what move you make next, you lose.

(permanent link) added: 2012-02-26 09:59:05 sponsor: Seguir edited by: Arivne (last reply: 2012-03-29 02:19:52)

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A character is doomed no matter what he does, not because the other guy/force is pulling Xanatos gambit, but because they were too overconfident/stupid too see the results of their actions.

Not an immediate cause of failure, because they person still has some time to decide.

Named for the chess equivalent of a catch 22.

Not a Catch-22 where the person is just unlucky.

Devolves into Xanatos' forms as well (Zugzwang Roulette...)
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