03:16:57 AM Jan 29th 2014
I've removed this from the Xanatos Gambit entry:
- Haley pulls a small but elegant one on Tarquin: [[spoiler:Lose your grip on the side of the ship you are hanging onto for dear life, or take two arrows to the head because you didn't catch them.]]
06:00:21 AM Jan 29th 2014
Xanatos Gambit does cover more complex plans, but the trope at its core is "all possible outcomes lead to success" so this does qualify.
07:10:26 AM Jan 29th 2014
07:52:33 AM Jan 29th 2014
That seems fairly watery to me. It doesn't sound like a "gambit" to me.
08:07:22 AM Jan 29th 2014
If anything, most of the misuse is people knowing it means "complex plan" but missing out the bit about it being win-win. However, I do think a good example should have both aspects, and this isn't really a "plan", it's just "firing arrows at people's faces is bound to inconvenience them one way or another".