->''182. No figuring out the plot and killing the actual villain five minutes into the adventure.''
-->--'''[[http://theglen.livejournal.com/16735.html 1600]] Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'''
->'''Elan''': But on the other hand, bardic tradition demands that I withhold it all so that at some later point, you can accidentally learn an incomplete version and jump to all of the wrong conclusions – later leading to [[RuleOfDrama entertaining dramatic conflict]] later in our relationship.\\
'''Haley''': So...what are you going to do?\\
'''Elan''': [[DefiedTrope Tell you everything.]] How are we supposed to get a happy ending if we can't be honest?
-->--'''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0670.html #670]]
->'''Elan''': Nale! You're alive!\\
'''Nale''': Of course I'm alive, you moron. What I can't figure out is how you didn't KNOW I was alive the whole time. ''You're'' the bard, surely you should have known that when the bad guy dies off-screen, he's not really dead unless you see the body. And half the time, not even then.\\
'''Elan''': Yeah, but the hero always THINKS the bad guy is dead until he shows up again.\\
'''Nale''': But... if you know that, then how can you be surprised... Why didn't you realize thinking I was dead was... I mean... Gah! I think I'm giving myself a migraine trying to understand the level of willful ignorance that requires!\\
'''Elan''': First blood: ELAN!
-->--'''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0793.html #793]]
->''For countless generations we have done things in a certain way. We can't just do everything differently now because it... "makes sense".''
->'''Senor Senior, Sr.:''' A proper villain always leaves his foe when he is about to expire.\\
'''Senor Senior, Jr.:''' Why?\\
'''Senor Senior, Sr.:''' Well, it would be ''bad form'' to just loll about, waiting for it!
-->--''WesternAnimation/KimPossible,'' "Animal Attraction"