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In nearly every work, you have a [[{{Plots}} Plot]]. Frequently, a plan will guide the plot. Often an EvilPlan, hatched by the villain. Some plans are complex, with so many unforeseen events acting in concert, making it a GambitRoulette. Other characters try to stick with ASimplePlan, which always gets more complicated. If the character doesn't plan ahead, it's an IndyPloy. If you can't figure out what subtrope a character's plan belongs to, just PotHole it here.

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In nearly every work, you have a [[{{Plots}} Plot]]. Frequently, a plan will guide the plot. Often plot, often an EvilPlan, hatched by the villain. Some plans are complex, with so many unforeseen events acting in concert, making it a GambitRoulette. Other characters try to stick with ASimplePlan, which always gets more complicated. If the character doesn't plan ahead, it's an IndyPloy. If you can't figure out what subtrope a character's plan belongs to, just PotHole it here.


* Green in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' pulls off at least one of these per story arc that she appears in, some more complicated than others. [[GambitRoulette And some that are just plain]] {{Ass Pull}}s.
* The plot of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is almost entirely driven by the plans of Light Yagami (Kira) and L [[spoiler: later replaced my Near]], who both try to outwit each other in what's essentially a wide-scale game of cat-and-mouse where AnyoneCanDie.

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* Green Blue in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' pulls off at least one of these per story arc that she appears in, some more complicated than others. [[GambitRoulette And some that are just plain]] {{Ass Pull}}s.
* The plot of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is almost entirely driven by the plans of Light Yagami (Kira) and L [[spoiler: later replaced my by Near]], who both try to outwit each other in what's essentially a wide-scale game of cat-and-mouse where AnyoneCanDie.


* Blue (or Green, in the English version) in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' pulls off at least one of these per story arc, some more complicated than others. [[GambitRoulette And some that are just plain]] {{ass pull}}s.

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* Blue (or Green, Green in the English version) in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' pulls off at least one of these per story arc, arc that she appears in, some more complicated than others. [[GambitRoulette And some that are just plain]] {{ass pull}}s.{{Ass Pull}}s.

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* In the card game TabletopGame/{{Dominion}}, you can buy the event "Plan", allowing you to trash bad cards when you buy good cards. However, the plan only works when you buy cards from a single pile that you choose, forcing you to plan ahead. You can even change your plan mid-game. The project [[EvilPlan "Sinister Plot"]] also qualifies.


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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Doctor Strange pulling the strings at the heart of a plan on an absolutely ''colossal'' scale, spanning the entire Earth and most of the dimensions around it and (through time travel) millions upon millions of years. All of it, every last piece of it, is arranged with the sole intention of defeating Thanos.
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* TheUriahGambit - The goal is to MurderTheHypotenuse by sending them into danger.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series:
** Specifically invoked in ''Literature/FoundationAndEmpire'' (Part 1).
** The first trilogy represents arguably the most colossal example ever attempted, involving an entire galaxy consisting of roughly a few quadrillion people over a period of a millennium, with a dash of [[XanatosSpeedChess Xanatos Speed Chess]] [[spoiler:(The Second Foundation)]] thrown in to keep the whole thing from going off the rails.
** ''Literature/FoundationAndEarth'' makes ''that'' plan the culmination of an even ''larger'' plan that spans back some 15,000 years (and forward another few if necessary). It also includes two alternate back-up plans and finally a MacGuffinDeliveryService to provide the mastermind behind it all (already coming up against the limits of being TheAgeless) with a longevity boost in order to see it all through to completion.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series:
''Literature/{{Foundation}}'':
** Specifically invoked in ''Literature/FoundationAndEmpire'' (Part 1).
''Literature/PreludeToFoundation'': Chetter Hummin convinces Hari Seldon to run away from the EvilChancellor, causing him to hide amoung various factions of people living on Trantor. [[spoiler:Mr Hummin is actually R. Daneel Olivaw, [[TwoAliasesOneCharacter and so is the Chancellor]]. He orchestrated this to help Seldon develop psychohistory.]]
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The first trilogy represents arguably Seldon Plan is a very very ''very'' [[LongGame long-term plan]]. The Seldon Plan involves the most colossal example ever attempted, involving an entire galaxy consisting of roughly galaxy, populated by a few quadrillion people at least, over a period of a millennium, with a dash of [[XanatosSpeedChess Xanatos Speed Chess]] [[spoiler:(The XanatosSpeedChess ([[spoiler:The Second Foundation)]] Foundation]]) thrown in to keep the whole thing from going off the rails.
** ''Literature/FoundationAndEarth'' makes ''that'' plan *** "Literature/TheMayors": Salvor Hardin plans to eliminate Wienis, corrupt uncle to the culmination King of an even ''larger'' plan a nearby Kingdom, by handing a LostTechnology battleship to the enemy [[spoiler:and using conveniently timed sabotage to "show" the legitimacy of the "Religion of Science"]].
*** ''Literature/SecondFoundation'': When the eponymous organization is discovered by the First Foundation to be hidden on Terminus, they [[spoiler:are actually fooling the First Foundationers, allowing a few members to be sacrificed to convince Terminus
that spans back some 15,000 the threat of being controlled by the Second Foundation is over, while their stronghold secretly survives on Trantor]].
** ''Literature/FoundationAndEarth'': Every AncientConspiracy that takes place chronologically before this novel ends up being [[TheReveal revealed]] to be part of [[spoiler:Robot Daneel Olivaw]]'s plans. He's more than 10,000
years (and forward another few if necessary). It also includes two alternate back-up plans old, he helped [[spoiler:create the planetary consciousness Gaia]], he helped [[spoiler:convince Seldon to come to Trantor and finally complete his work on psychohistory so that he can create the Seldon Plan]], and he turned the protagonists of ''this'' novel into a MacGuffinDeliveryService to provide the mastermind behind it all (already (because he's coming up against the limits of being TheAgeless) with in the form of a longevity boost in order to see it all through to completion.

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* In ''Series/FinalFantasyXIVDadOfLight'', Akio Inaba, aka "Maidy Maidy", hatches a plan with his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' guildmates to reconnect with his estranged father Hirotaro: he would invite his father to play FFXIV with him, meeting him in-game without him knowing that his new friend is actually his son. Together, they would play through the game, and Akio would get his father to open up about what is going on in his life. Eventually, they would fight the endgame raid boss Twintania, and only after defeating it would he reveal his identity.

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