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* The Borg from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' play this trope deadly straight. The ''Enterprise'' encounters them in a part of the galaxy that it would take the Federation's fastest ship almost a decade at maximum warp to reach. The Borg reach the Federation in a little less than a season and a half later. This is actually given an in-universe explanation; the Borg have developed trans-warp conduits that basically allow them to deploy almost anywhere in the galaxy. Also, while that far-off point was where the Borg were encountered, it was never actually stated that that was as close to Federation space as they'd come yet.

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* The Borg from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' play this trope deadly straight. The ''Enterprise'' encounters them in a part of the galaxy that it would take the Federation's fastest ship almost a decade at maximum warp to reach. The Borg reach the Federation in a little less than a season and a half later. This is actually given an in-universe explanation; the Borg have developed trans-warp conduits that basically allow them to deploy almost anywhere in the galaxy. Also, while that far-off point was where the Borg were encountered, it was never actually stated that that was as close to Federation space as they'd come yet.yet, in fact it was implied they'd swung by and abducting entire Federation (and Romulan) colonies, leaving behind nothing but empty craters, a season earlier.


* Literature/HarryPotter uses this in several ways, especially in terms of flight, with the dementors being the most infamous abusers of it. While broomsticks and flying horses and the like are readily available to humans, only two warlocks have been able to fly without support and both are on the same side of evil as said dementors. One is Voldemort, the other is [[spoiler:Snape, who while not evil spends a lot of time seemingly allied with the villains and uses the ability to flee the heroes.]]

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* Literature/HarryPotter ''Literature/HarryPotter'' uses this in several ways, especially in terms of flight, with the dementors being the most infamous abusers of it. While broomsticks and flying horses and the like are readily available to humans, only two warlocks have been able to fly without support and both are on the same side of evil as said dementors. One is Voldemort, the other is [[spoiler:Snape, who while not evil spends a lot of time seemingly allied with the villains and uses the ability to flee the heroes.]]





* Literature/HarryPotter uses this in several ways, especially in terms of flight, with the dementors being the most infamous abusers of it. While broomsticks and flying horses and the like are readily available to humans, only two warlocks have been able to fly without support and both are on the same side of evil as said dementors. One is Voldemort, the other is [[spoiler:Snape, who while not evil spends a lot of time seemingly allied with the villains and uses the ability to flee the heroes.]]





* [[SilentHill Pyramid Head]]. Given that the town itself is a GeniusLoci, Pyramid Head can appear wherever it wants him to.
* Bowser and Antasma in VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam, who end up popping up two steps ahead of Mario and Luigi's entire journey up to the halfway point. They appear in front to steal the McGuffin/PlotCoupon, then appear in front of the bros a whole bunch more times to gloat about how their plan is succeeding perfectly. Possibly justified by how one can fly and the other one gets carried around the island by him.

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* [[SilentHill [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]]. Given that the town itself is a GeniusLoci, Pyramid Head can appear wherever it wants him to.
* Bowser and Antasma in VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam, who end up popping up two steps ahead of Mario and Luigi's entire journey up to the halfway point. They appear in front to steal the McGuffin/PlotCoupon, McGuffin[=/=]PlotCoupon, then appear in front of the bros a whole bunch more times to gloat about how their plan is succeeding perfectly. Possibly justified by how one can fly and the other one gets carried around the island by him.


->'''Kuzco:''' How did you get back here before us?!\\
'''Yzma:''' Ah... How did we, Kronk?\\
'''Kronk:''' Well, ya got me. ''[pulls down a chart displaying the progress of the previous chase]'' By all accounts, it doesn't make sense.
-->-- ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''

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->'''Kuzco:''' How did you ->''"He's got horror movie speed. You can run, dash, super jump, and teleport... but he's still gonna get back here before us?!\\
'''Yzma:''' Ah... How did we, Kronk?\\
'''Kronk:''' Well, ya got me. ''[pulls down a chart displaying the progress of the previous chase]'' By all accounts, it doesn't make sense.
you."''
-->-- ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''
'''Neo GAF''', on Dormammu, ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''


* ''[[{{Metroid}} Metroid Fusion]]'' has several sequences where you have to either outrun or hide from [[EvilTwin SA-X]], who always seems to show up at the worst moment. [[spoiler:[[MesACrowd There's actually several of them.]]]]

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* ''[[{{Metroid}} Metroid Fusion]]'' ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' has several sequences where you have to either outrun or hide from [[EvilTwin SA-X]], who always seems to show up at the worst moment. [[spoiler:[[MesACrowd There's actually several of them.]]]]


Not to be confused with NoDelaysForTheWicked, that has more to do with villains rarely suffering random setbacks that [[DidntSeeThatComing couldn't be predicted]] or regularly happen to normal people, and their evil organization/masquerade working unnaturally flawlessly.

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Not to be confused with NoDelaysForTheWicked, that which has more to do with villains rarely suffering random setbacks that [[DidntSeeThatComing couldn't be predicted]] or regularly happen to normal people, and their evil organization/masquerade working unnaturally flawlessly.


* The Borg from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' play this trope deadly straight. The ''Enterprise'' encounters them in a part of the galaxy that it would take the Federation's fastest ship almost a decade at maximum warp to reach. The Borg reach the Federation in a little less than a season and a half later. This is actually given an in-universe explanation; the Borg have developed trans-warp conduits that basically allow them to deploy almost anywhere in the galaxy.

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* The Borg from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' play this trope deadly straight. The ''Enterprise'' encounters them in a part of the galaxy that it would take the Federation's fastest ship almost a decade at maximum warp to reach. The Borg reach the Federation in a little less than a season and a half later. This is actually given an in-universe explanation; the Borg have developed trans-warp conduits that basically allow them to deploy almost anywhere in the galaxy. Also, while that far-off point was where the Borg were encountered, it was never actually stated that that was as close to Federation space as they'd come yet.


* Used frequently in SamuraiDeeperKyo. The heroes spend over fifteen volumes of the series navigating their way through the Mibu complex while the villains, the Taishirou in particular, seem to be able to pop up wherever they need to be and then back to their lairs without the slightest delays. They hop in for meetings with the BigBad mere minutes after they've been messing with the heroes who spend over half of the series just trying to get to the same place.

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* Used frequently in SamuraiDeeperKyo.''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo''. The heroes spend over fifteen volumes of the series navigating their way through the Mibu complex while the villains, the Taishirou in particular, seem to be able to pop up wherever they need to be and then back to their lairs without the slightest delays. They hop in for meetings with the BigBad mere minutes after they've been messing with the heroes who spend over half of the series just trying to get to the same place.


* [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Deathwing]] spends the entirety of the ''Cataclysm'' Expansion flying around Azeroth, randomly roasting entire zones, killing ''everyone'' in them, including the players [[MedalOfDishonor and giving them an achievement for dying to him]]. Thankfully, DeathIsCheap.

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* [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Deathwing]] spends the entirety of the ''Cataclysm'' Expansion flying around Azeroth, randomly roasting entire zones, killing ''everyone'' in them, including the players [[MedalOfDishonor and giving them an achievement for dying to him]]. Thankfully, DeathIsCheap.Thankfully DeathIsCheap. Unless you happened to be in the middle of an EscortMission when he decided to simply toast you.

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* [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Deathwing]] spends the entirety of the ''Cataclysm'' Expansion flying around Azeroth, randomly roasting entire zones, killing ''everyone'' in them, including the players [[MedalOfDishonor and giving them an achievement for dying to him]]. Thankfully, DeathIsCheap.



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* In ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', [[strike:David Bowie]] Jareth the goblin king teleports from his throne room to visit the heroes.






* Two-Edge from ''ElfQuest'' always seems to crop up where he's least expected, even after being seriously wounded by one of his victims.

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\n* Two-Edge from ''ElfQuest'' ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' always seems to crop up where he's least expected, even after being seriously wounded by one of his victims.
victims.





* Lampshaded in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove,'' after a drawn-out chase where the heroes finally managed to evade the villains Yzuma and Kronk, went to the secret lair... and found the villains already there. Even Kronk acknowledges that this makes no sense.

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* Lampshaded in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove,'' after a drawn-out chase where the heroes finally managed to evade the villains Yzuma Yzma and Kronk, went to the secret lair... and found the villains already there. Even Kronk acknowledges that this makes no sense.



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* ''[[Literature/ZeusIsDead Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure]]'' has both swarms of "razorwings" (i.e. playfully feral kittens with bat wings who spit paralytic poison, chew through metal, and bifurcate when killed) that roam the southeastern United States, not to mention gods who can teleport IF they know where to find you.

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