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