Oh, I think the explanation might be that you've been fooled by a simple olfactory misdirection. It's a little bit like ventriloquism of the nose. It's an elementary trick in certain parts of the galaxy. But it has got to be said, I don't like the look of that hydrokilominator. It seems to be indicating that you've got energy feedback all the way through the retro-stabilisers, feeding back into the primary heat converters. OOH! 'Cos if there's one thing you shouldn't have done, you shouldn't have let me press all those buttons. But, to be fair, I will give you one word of advice. RUN
The battle's over and you've lost, you just don't know it yet. Let me tell you how, and maybe why. May or may not involve actual Chess Motifs
It's a speech that may include elements of Out-Gambitted
, Last-Second Chance
, Kirk Summation
, Breaking Speech
, and maybe "The Reason You Suck" Speech
, but supersedes all of that in ways likely to mark it as a Crowning Moment Of Awesome
. It's the Hero letting the Villain know exactly how they have already been defeated.
This can also apply to Chessmasters
whose plans are not only going exactly how they planned it
but also made sure to take account spanners
to make sure it stays that way and succeed.
Please note that actually saying this in a chess match with serious players is considered poor manners, as it implies your opponent is too stupid to recognize that he has lost
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- The final confrontation between Voldermort and Harry Potter is this. Harry calmly explains why all of the Death Eaters' curses are failing, why Snape wasn't on his side, why Voldy's killing curse failed and will continue to do so. Harry then gives the Dark Lord one last chance to repent. He doesn't, and is Hoist by His Own Petard.
Live Action TV
- Doctor Who is chock full of these. While it's been suggested it's because the Doctor can easily go back in time to fix it so that he wins, it's an option he rarely takes (largely because it's a drama-killer). More often than not, it's because he's already out-thought and out-witted the enemy of the story.
- Legacy of Kain has a several instances of this, unsurprisingly, and the actual phrase is said in Defiance by Mortanius when Raziel realizes that he would need to kill Kain to retrieve the Heart of Darkness, since the Heart was in Kain and was what brought him back as a vampire.
- Naturally parodied in The Simpsons, but that doesn't makes the example less valid. In the chapter in which Homer befriends Ray Magini(Imaginary) the contractor, everyone is convinced that he's an imaginary friend invented by Homer due to him feeling unappreciated, so they send him to an insane asylum to be treated with shock therapy by Dr. Hibbert, Played for Laughs of course. When it's revealed that Ray Magini is in fact real, the following exchange takes place:
Dr. Hibbert: Oh-oh. Well, I'm not worried. You already agreed to not sue me for anything.
Marge: When did I agreed to that?
Dr. Hibbert: You did when I validated your parking.
Marge: You didn't validate my parking.(shows the parking ticket)
Dr. Hibbert:(Quickly validates the ticket)Check and Mate.