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'''Instead:''' Lianna accepts the offer. As a result, the town becomes disgusted with Lianna for the things she does while in this cult. [[spoiler:She knocks Ophilia out with a drugged glass of wine, steals the Sacred Flame, and throws her lot in with the Savior. This cult of the Savior ends up sacrificing numerous villagers' lives, and it's eventually revealed that [[ILied the Savior was lying]] about bringing Josef back. This means Lianna turned her back on everything she knew and loved for nothing.]]

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'''Instead:''' Lianna accepts the offer. As a result, the town becomes disgusted with Lianna for the things she does while in this cult. [[spoiler:She knocks Ophilia out with a drugged glass of wine, steals the Sacred Flame, and throws her lot in with the Savior. This cult of the Savior ends up sacrificing numerous villagers' lives, lives in Wispermill, the rest of the town are [[EmotionSuppression turned into mindless zombies]], it weakens the bonds that hold back the EldritchAbomination Galdera, and it's eventually revealed that [[ILied the Savior was lying]] about bringing Josef back. back anyways. This means Lianna turned her back on everything she knew and loved loved, got numerous people killed, and helped resurrect a dark god... all for nothing.]]


* In Ophilia's route of ''VideoGame/OctopathTraveler'', Ophilia's sister Lianna has been replaced in the Rite of the Sacred Flame by Ophilia, who has become TheUnchosenOne. On top of that, [[spoiler:their father Josef dies of an illness while Ophilia is away, causing Lianna no end of grief over his death]]. A mysterious man arrives, telling Lianna that he can make all of her worries go away, and all she has to do to make it happen is to join a {{cult}} that worships a GodOfEvil.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Lianna would reject this offer instantly. Besides being TheChosenOne (even though that didn't work out), Lianna has devoted her entire life to her faith, her church, and her family, all of which are bound to the Sacred Flame. Also, all of the local villagers look to Lianna for guidance; not only would she be setting a terrible example if she turned her back on them, there's no way any of them would forgive her. Finally, there's no guarantee that the stranger is telling the truth; for all she knows, the stranger is just telling Lianna what she wants to hear. Even though Lianna's under a lot of stress, she would have enough good sense to turn the stranger's offer down without a second thought.\\
'''Instead:''' Lianna accepts the offer. As a result, [[spoiler:the town becomes disgusted with her actions, she ends up sacrificing numerous villagers' lives to try and bring her father back from the dead, and the plan ultimately fails. This means Lianna turned her back on everything she knew and loved for nothing.]]

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* In Ophilia's route of ''VideoGame/OctopathTraveler'', Ophilia's sister Lianna has been replaced in the Rite of the Sacred Flame by Ophilia, who has become TheUnchosenOne. On top of that, [[spoiler:their father Josef dies of an illness while Ophilia is away, causing Lianna no end of grief over his death]]. A mysterious man arrives, telling known as "The Savior" tells Lianna that he can make all of her worries go away, and all she has to do to make it happen is to join a {{cult}} that worships a GodOfEvil.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Lianna would reject this offer instantly. Besides being TheChosenOne (even though that didn't work out), Lianna has devoted her entire life to her faith, her church, and her family, all of which are bound to the Sacred Flame. Also, all of the local villagers look to Lianna for guidance; not only would she be setting a terrible example if she turned her back on them, there's no way any of them would forgive her. Finally, there's no guarantee that the stranger Savior is telling the truth; for all she Lianna knows, the stranger Savior is just telling Lianna her what she wants to hear. Even though Lianna's under a lot of stress, she would have enough good sense to turn the stranger's Savior's offer down without a second thought.\\
'''Instead:''' Lianna accepts the offer. As a result, [[spoiler:the the town becomes disgusted with Lianna for the things she does while in this cult. [[spoiler:She knocks Ophilia out with a drugged glass of wine, steals the Sacred Flame, and throws her actions, she lot in with the Savior. This cult of the Savior ends up sacrificing numerous villagers' lives to try lives, and bring her father back from it's eventually revealed that [[ILied the dead, and the plan ultimately fails.Savior was lying]] about bringing Josef back. This means Lianna turned her back on everything she knew and loved for nothing.]]


'''Instead:''' The Vaults Hunters do absolutely nothing while Jack [[spoiler:captures Lilith]] and takes back the key, now able to charge it again. Then they continue to do nothing while he monologues, then more nothing as he has them teleported away.

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'''Instead:''' The Vaults Vault Hunters do absolutely nothing while Jack [[spoiler:captures Lilith]] at first. Lilith is the first to react...by charging at Jack, allowing him to slap a power-restraining collar on her and takes back the key, now able giving him a means to charge it the Vault key once again. Then they the Vault Hunters continue to do nothing while he Jack monologues, then more nothing before he takes Lilith as he has a human shield and tries to have her kill them, forcing her to teleport them teleported away.back to Sanctuary without the key.\\
'''Result:''' The attack on Control Core Angel was all for nothing.


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'''Instead:''' Cuphead gets [[{{Greed}} greedy]] and impulsively makes the gamble. They lose after it comes up a Snake-Eyes, meaning that now The Devil owns both their souls. The two beg the Prince of Darkness not to take their souls and to let them repay their debt in another way.\\
'''The Result:''' Lucky for them, there ''is'' another way!: ''"I have here a list of my runaway debtors. Collect their souls for me, and I just might pardon you two mugs."'' So thanks to Cuphead's impulsiveness, he and Mugman are now sent to basically assassinate everyone who owes their souls to The Devil. And if they fail, they have to forfeit their souls to him for eternity. So what did we learn, kids?: ''[[DealWithTheDevil Don't Deal With The Devil.]]''

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'''Instead:''' Cuphead gets [[{{Greed}} greedy]] {{greed}}y and impulsively makes the gamble. They lose after it comes up a Snake-Eyes, meaning that now The Devil owns both their souls. The two beg the Prince of Darkness not to take their souls and to let them repay their debt in another way.\\
'''The Result:''' Lucky for them, there ''is'' another way!: ''"I have here a list of my runaway debtors. Collect their souls for me, and I just might pardon you two mugs."'' So thanks to Cuphead's impulsiveness, he and Mugman are now sent to basically assassinate everyone who owes their souls to The Devil. And if they fail, they have to forfeit their souls to him for eternity. So what did we learn, kids?: ''[[DealWithTheDevil Don't Deal With The Devil.]]''''Don't DealWithTheDevil.''



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--->'''Wingman A''': ...I never signed on for hunting Shivans!
--->'''Wingman B''': Don't kid yourself, we're the ones being hunted, pilot.
--->'''Wingman C''': Command should shut down that portal and send the Aquitaine back to Deneb. We've got no business being out here!
--->'''Wingman D''': If Command needs your opinion they'll promote you to Admiral, now shut up and focus.

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--->'''Wingman ---->'''Wingman A''': ...I never signed on for hunting Shivans!
--->'''Wingman ---->'''Wingman B''': Don't kid yourself, we're the ones being hunted, pilot.
--->'''Wingman ---->'''Wingman C''': Command should shut down that portal and send the Aquitaine back to Deneb. We've got no business being out here!
--->'''Wingman ---->'''Wingman D''': If Command needs your opinion they'll promote you to Admiral, now shut up and focus.



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'''You'd Expect''': They'd be a little suspicious of how much she wants these by this point ObviouslyEvil [[ArtifactOfDoom artifacts]] and hang on to them, especially if they remembered her display of superhuman abilities after they got off the Ghost Ship or thought to consider how the hell she got down to the Dragon Palace in the first place. Even if they trusted her completely, Issun voices worry that monsters will target whoever has the Fox Rods in order to get them, and who better to deal with roving monsters than God herself?\\

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'''You'd Expect''': They'd be a little suspicious of how much she wants these by this point ObviouslyEvil [[ArtifactOfDoom artifacts]] {{artifact|OfDoom}}s and hang on to them, especially if they remembered her display of superhuman abilities after they got off the Ghost Ship or thought to consider how the hell she got down to the Dragon Palace in the first place. Even if they trusted her completely, Issun voices worry that monsters will target whoever has the Fox Rods in order to get them, and who better to deal with roving monsters than God herself?\\



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* ''VideoGame/TheSims4''
** In the Strangerville game pack, your Sim can try to put bugs on secret agents.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' that secret agents would be [[InvokedTrope trained]] to [[HatesBeingTouched not let strangers hug them]] so they don't get bugged.\\
'''Instead:''' [[https://youtu.be/-45gZD-GgrI?t=267 They hug your Sim like a first-day rookie]], letting your Sim plant the bug.






* In ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal (2012)'', Dollface is one of three main characters who successfully win the competition. Dollface (Krista Sparks, a model who had a doll mask spiritually locked on her face by a backroom doctor) has spent the entire competition fighting to get her prize: remove the mask once and for all.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She'd wish for the mask to be removed.\\
'''Instead:''' Krista has second thoughts, and realizes that she would always look beautiful if she kept the mask on. She asks Calypso to put her on "the biggest runway in the world" - he drops her on the tarmac at an airport, where Krista realizes a plane is landing behind her. Instead of running off to the side of the runway, she starts running in the opposite direction as the plane, breaks her heel, then lays down monologuing on the runway (with a good ten- to twenty-second buffer between the time she falls and when the plane lands) instead of rolling out of the way. She ends up dying just like the other two competitors.
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* In ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII'', Squad G is in the middle of liberating [[TheMedic Cosette's]] hometown from rebels. Once the fighting dies down, the squad begins to work on getting medical treatment to the civilians wounded in the rebel's attempted ethnic cleansing. However, seeing her hometown in ruins coupled with people dying brings up some bad memories for Cosette, causing her to [[HeroicBSOD freeze up]].\\
'''You'd Expect''': Avan would get her to a safe place where they can get her to calm down, and have another medic tend to the wounded.\\
'''Instead''': Avan decides to snap Cosette out of it by ''shooting himself,'' reasoning that it will motivate her to get past the trauma and save his life. This not only runs the risk of making Cosette's breakdown worse and killing Avan, but cuts off Squad G's chain of command and forces Cosette to spend time on a person who would have been perfectly fine if he had behaved logically. Granted, Avan ''is'' an idiot, but there's only so much we can excuse that.



* In ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal (2012)'', Dollface is one of three main characters who successfully win the competition. Dollface (Krista Sparks, a model who had a doll mask spiritually locked on her face by a backroom doctor) has spent the entire competition fighting to get her prize: remove the mask once and for all.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She'd wish for the mask to be removed.\\
'''Instead:''' Krista has second thoughts, and realizes that she would always look beautiful if she kept the mask on. She asks Calypso to put her on "the biggest runway in the world" - he drops her on the tarmac at an airport, where Krista realizes a plane is landing behind her. Instead of running off to the side of the runway, she starts running in the opposite direction as the plane, breaks her heel, then lays down monologuing on the runway (with a good ten- to twenty-second buffer between the time she falls and when the plane lands) instead of rolling out of the way. She ends up dying just like the other two competitors.
* In ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII'', Squad G is in the middle of liberating [[TheMedic Cosette's]] hometown from rebels. Once the fighting dies down, the squad begins to work on getting medical treatment to the civilians wounded in the rebel's attempted ethnic cleansing. However, seeing her hometown in ruins coupled with people dying brings up some bad memories for Cosette, causing her to [[HeroicBSOD freeze up]].\\
'''You'd Expect''': Avan would get her to a safe place where they can get her to calm down, and have another medic tend to the wounded.\\
'''Instead''': Avan decides to snap Cosette out of it by ''shooting himself,'' reasoning that it will motivate her to get past the trauma and save his life. This not only runs the risk of making Cosette's breakdown worse and killing Avan, but cuts off Squad G's chain of command and forces Cosette to spend time on a person who would have been perfectly fine if he had behaved logically. Granted, Avan ''is'' an idiot, but there's only so much we can excuse that.












** [[RichBitch Musume Ronshaku]], the [[AlphaBitch alpha-bitch]] [[SpoiledBrat spoiled brat]] of Akademi High School, is being held hostage by Ayano and Kokona at an abandoned barn. Kokona, who [[CompensatedDating goes on dates with older men]] to help her dad pay off his massive loan to Musume's dad, is armed with a baseball bat.

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** [[RichBitch Musume Ronshaku]], the [[AlphaBitch alpha-bitch]] [[SpoiledBrat spoiled brat]] AlphaBitch SpoiledBrat of Akademi High School, is being held hostage by Ayano and Kokona at an abandoned barn. Kokona, who [[CompensatedDating goes on dates with older men]] to help her dad pay off his massive loan to Musume's dad, is armed with a baseball bat.

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* In Ophilia's route of ''VideoGame/OctopathTraveler'', Ophilia's sister Lianna has been replaced in the Rite of the Sacred Flame by Ophilia, who has become TheUnchosenOne. On top of that, [[spoiler:their father Josef dies of an illness while Ophilia is away, causing Lianna no end of grief over his death]]. A mysterious man arrives, telling Lianna that he can make all of her worries go away, and all she has to do to make it happen is to join a {{cult}} that worships a GodOfEvil.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Lianna would reject this offer instantly. Besides being TheChosenOne (even though that didn't work out), Lianna has devoted her entire life to her faith, her church, and her family, all of which are bound to the Sacred Flame. Also, all of the local villagers look to Lianna for guidance; not only would she be setting a terrible example if she turned her back on them, there's no way any of them would forgive her. Finally, there's no guarantee that the stranger is telling the truth; for all she knows, the stranger is just telling Lianna what she wants to hear. Even though Lianna's under a lot of stress, she would have enough good sense to turn the stranger's offer down without a second thought.\\
'''Instead:''' Lianna accepts the offer. As a result, [[spoiler:the town becomes disgusted with her actions, she ends up sacrificing numerous villagers' lives to try and bring her father back from the dead, and the plan ultimately fails. This means Lianna turned her back on everything she knew and loved for nothing.]]


'''You'd Expect:''' Ryuji would learn to keep his mouth shut, knowing how much trouble that the Phantom Thieves could be in if their identities or their methods was revealed. Even when the Thieves meet up at their hideouts, they're still in a public place, and could be caught with so much as a slip of the tongue.\\

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'''You'd Expect:''' Ryuji would learn to keep his mouth shut, knowing how much trouble that the Phantom Thieves could be in if their identities or their methods was were revealed. Even when the Thieves meet up at their hideouts, they're still in a public place, and could be caught with so much as a slip of the tongue.\\


'''You'd Expect:''' Ryuji would learn to keep his mouth shut, knowing how much trouble that the Phantom Thieves could be in if their identity was revealed. Even when they meet up at their hideouts, they're still in a public place, and could be caught with a slip of the tongue.\\
'''Instead''': He gets so excited at being a Phantom Thief that he loudly proclaims it multiple times. This almost gets the Phantom Thieves caught at a restaurant, actually gets them caught by Makoto during her investigation into Kaneshiro, and gets ace detective Akechi to figure out that Ryuji and his friends are the Thieves. While Ryuji does eventually mellow out with some character development, it's only after getting himself and his friends into hot water multiple times.

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'''You'd Expect:''' Ryuji would learn to keep his mouth shut, knowing how much trouble that the Phantom Thieves could be in if their identity identities or their methods was revealed. Even when they the Thieves meet up at their hideouts, they're still in a public place, and could be caught with so much as a slip of the tongue.\\
'''Instead''': He Ryuji gets so excited at being a Phantom Thief that he loudly proclaims it multiple times. This almost gets the Phantom Thieves caught at a restaurant, actually gets them caught by Makoto during her investigation into Kaneshiro, and gets ace detective Akechi to figure out that Ryuji and his friends are the Thieves. While Ryuji does eventually mellow out with some character development, it's only after getting himself and his friends into hot water multiple times.



'''You'd Expect:''' Seeing as how Makoto's older sister Sae is a prosecutor and has close ties to the police, Makoto would tell Sae what she knows and what the Phantom Thieves have found out about how they operate. Or, if Makoto doesn't want to involve her sister for whatever reason, just go to the police herself. Even if it may not stop things immediately, telling the police a bunch of good information on Kaneshiro and the mob would do a lot of good, and she could tell Kobayakawa that she fulfilled the request.\\
'''Instead:''' Makoto intentionally gets herself kidnapped by Kaneshiro's thugs, being taken to his hideout. The Phantom Thieves follow, and Makoto's plan ends up being little more than trying to intimidate him into submission with all the authority of a small teenage girl.\\
'''The Result:''' Makoto and the Thieves, who went to the trouble of going in to save her, get blackmailed for three million yen. They'd have been in ''much'' deeper trouble if they didn't need a way into Kaneshiro's Palace.

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'''You'd Expect:''' Seeing as how Makoto's older sister Sae is a prosecutor and has close ties to the police, Makoto would tell Sae what she knows and what the Phantom Thieves have found out about how they operate. Or, if Makoto doesn't want to involve her sister for whatever reason, just go to the police herself. Even if it may not stop things immediately, telling the police a bunch of good reliable information on Kaneshiro and the mob would do a lot of good, and she Makoto could tell Kobayakawa that she fulfilled the request.request by presenting the same information.\\
'''Instead:''' Makoto intentionally gets herself kidnapped by Kaneshiro's thugs, being taken to his hideout. hideout out of a misguided desire to not be seen as "useless" to anyone. The Phantom Thieves follow, and Makoto's plan ends up being little more than trying to intimidate him Kaneshiro into submission with all the authority of a small teenage girl.\\
'''The Result:''' Makoto and the Thieves, who went to the trouble of going in to save her, get blackmailed for three million yen. yen by Kaneshiro. They'd have been in ''much'' much deeper trouble if they didn't need a way into Kaneshiro's Palace.


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*** Ryuji has NoIndoorVoice.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Knowing how much trouble that the Phantom Thieves could be in if their identity was revealed, for him to keep his voice down when he is talking about their business together.\\
'''Instead''': Twice within the game, the Phantom Thieves get into trouble because of his loud mouth.

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*** Ryuji has NoIndoorVoice. He also slowly but surely gets introduced to the concepts of the Metaverse, even if it's a "layman's terms" explanation. After a while, the Phantom Thieves become a known force across Japan, both to the public at large and to the authorities who want to arrest them.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Knowing Expect:''' Ryuji would learn to keep his mouth shut, knowing how much trouble that the Phantom Thieves could be in if their identity was revealed, for him to keep his voice down revealed. Even when he is talking about they meet up at their business together.hideouts, they're still in a public place, and could be caught with a slip of the tongue.\\
'''Instead''': Twice within the game, He gets so excited at being a Phantom Thief that he loudly proclaims it multiple times. This almost gets the Phantom Thieves get caught at a restaurant, actually gets them caught by Makoto during her investigation into trouble because of Kaneshiro, and gets ace detective Akechi to figure out that Ryuji and his loud mouth.friends are the Thieves. While Ryuji does eventually mellow out with some character development, it's only after getting himself and his friends into hot water multiple times.


'''You'd expect''': Arvel to recognize that this person (who ''killed'' an enemy that had ''captured'' him) is ''way'' out of his league and leave. The Dovahkiin, at this point, may or may not know that Arvel has the claw (you can go to Bleak Falls Barrow without activating the Golden Claw quest) and probably won't pursue. He can simply wait for his rescuer to get through the barrow (either killing all the enemies and turning back after getting stuck at the puzzle door or getting killed in the process; either way, Arvel would have fewer enemies to deal with) and return to use the lock and gain access to whatever's locked in the cave. Alternatively, and with even less risk, he could just return the damned claw and get an honest job.\\

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'''You'd expect''': Arvel to recognize that dungeon delving is more dangerous than it seems, but this person (who ''killed'' an enemy that had ''captured'' him) is ''way'' out of his league and leave. The Dovahkiin, at this point, may or may not know that Arvel has ticket to go further in, waiting for the claw (you can go to Bleak Falls Barrow without activating the Golden Claw quest) and probably won't pursue. He can simply wait for his rescuer Dragonborn to get through the barrow (either killing (killing all the enemies and turning back after getting stuck at the puzzle door or getting killed in the process; either way, Arvel would have fewer enemies to deal with) and return to whereupon he can use the lock and claw to gain access to whatever's locked in the cave. Alternatively, and with even less risk, he could cave.\\
'''You'd also expect''': Arvel to
just return sell the damned claw to someone for decent profit and get an honest job.call it quits.\\


'''You'd Expect''': He'd realize that this is an [[ImpossibleTask impossible thing]] to do and simply prepare for War against her, figuring that she'd eventually declare war on the Alliance in line with her stated goals. Or if he's going to hold a summit, to at least not bring along anyone whom Sylvanas may perceive as a threat.\\
'''Instead''': He assumes that she can be redeemed, and tries to hold the peace conference anyway, despite protesting bleats from every single Alliance leader around him. And he brings Calia Menethil - the sister of Arthas, and whose very surname [[BerserkButton infuriates]] Sylvanas since Arthas is the reason she's so messed up to begin with - and the [[SpareToTheThrone potential contender]] for the Throne of Lordaeron (which Sylvanas now rules) to the summit, despite everyone saying [[DontTouchItYouIdiot that its a seriously bad idea.]]\\

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'''You'd Expect''': He'd Anduin would realize that this trying to negotiate peace with a woman that violently insane is an [[ImpossibleTask impossible thing]] to do and simply prepare for War war against her, figuring that she'd eventually declare war on the Alliance. Also, every Alliance in line with her stated goals. Or if he's going leader worth their salt tells Anduin his plan is itself insane, and Anduin would back down due to hold a summit, to at least not bring along anyone whom Sylvanas may perceive as a threat.their protests.\\
'''Alternatively:''' If Anduin absolutely insists on holding a peace summit, he would at least not bring along anyone whom Sylvanas may perceive as a threat.\\
'''Instead''': He Anduin assumes that she Sylvanas can be redeemed, redeemed and tries to hold the peace conference anyway, despite protesting bleats from every single Alliance leader around him. everything he knows about her. And he brings Calia Menethil - to the summit along with him. Calia is the sister of Arthas, and whose very surname [[BerserkButton infuriates]] Sylvanas since Arthas is the reason she's so messed up to begin with - with, and the [[SpareToTheThrone potential contender]] for the Throne of Lordaeron (which Sylvanas now rules) to the summit, despite rules). Despite everyone saying [[DontTouchItYouIdiot that its it's a seriously bad idea.]]\\idea to bring her]], Anduin still does out of a misplaced sense of pride.\\


** Speaking of Makoto, she tells the Phantom Thieves to keep the call going and to record it before approaching Kaneshiro's goon and demanding they take her to him.\\

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** *** Speaking of Makoto, she tells the Phantom Thieves to keep the call going and to record it before approaching Kaneshiro's goon and demanding they take her to him.\\



--->'''Kaneshiro''': Oh, I get it. ''You got followed, you dumb shits!''

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'''Instead:''' Makoto charges to Kaneshiro on her own, intending to intimidate him into submission with all the authority of a small teenage girl.\\
'''The Result:''' She and the Thieves, who went to the trouble of going in to save her stupid ass, get blackmailed for 3 million yen. They'd have been in ''much'' deeper trouble if they didn't need a way into Kaneshiro's Palace.

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'''Instead:''' Makoto charges intentionally gets herself kidnapped by Kaneshiro's thugs, being taken to Kaneshiro on her own, intending his hideout. The Phantom Thieves follow, and Makoto's plan ends up being little more than trying to intimidate him into submission with all the authority of a small teenage girl.\\
'''The Result:''' She Makoto and the Thieves, who went to the trouble of going in to save her stupid ass, her, get blackmailed for 3 three million yen. They'd have been in ''much'' deeper trouble if they didn't need a way into Kaneshiro's Palace.



'''You'd expect''' them to frisk her for anything that could be used to track her position. They know their boss is running shady operations, and people don't just demand an audience with the boss without some kind of ulterior motive.\\
'''Instead''' they take her to Kaneshiro's front door without the slightest hesitation or scrutiny.\\
'''End result''': Not only do the Phantom Thieves find the hideout, but their boss' patience for them drops significantly because of it; he probably wouldn't have threatened their lives from the calling card if they did their jobs correctly in the first place.

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'''You'd expect''' them to Expect:''' They'd frisk her for anything that could be used to track her position. They know their boss is running shady operations, and people don't just demand an audience with the boss without some kind of ulterior motive.\\
'''Instead''' they '''Instead:''' They take her to Kaneshiro's front door without the slightest hesitation or scrutiny.\\
'''End result''': '''The Result''': Not only do the Phantom Thieves find the hideout, but their boss' patience for them drops significantly because of it; he it. He probably wouldn't have threatened their lives from the calling card if they did their jobs correctly in the first place.


'''You'd expect:''' Knowing how much trouble that the Phantom Thieves could be in if their identity was revealed, for him to keep his NoIndoorVoice down when he is talking about their business together.\\

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'''You'd expect:''' Knowing how much trouble that the Phantom Thieves could be in if their identity was revealed, for him to keep his NoIndoorVoice voice down when he is talking about their business together.\\



*** [[StudentCouncilPresident Makoto]] has been pressured by Kobayakawa into investigating the local mob. To this end, she blackmails the Phantom Thieves into helping her, and they discover that the name of the mob boss is Junya Kaneshiro.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' '''''ANYTHING BUT WHAT SHE DOES.'''''\\

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*** [[StudentCouncilPresident Makoto]] StudentCouncilPresident Makoto Niijima has been pressured by school principal Kobayakawa into investigating the local mob. To this end, she Makoto blackmails the Phantom Thieves into helping her, and they discover that the name of the mob boss is Junya Kaneshiro.Kaneshiro. They also discover how the mob is able to move so many drugs: using unsuspecting Shujin Academy students as drug mules, then blackmailing them into continued service with threats towards the students and their families.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' '''''ANYTHING BUT WHAT SHE DOES.'''''\\Seeing as how Makoto's older sister Sae is a prosecutor and has close ties to the police, Makoto would tell Sae what she knows and what the Phantom Thieves have found out about how they operate. Or, if Makoto doesn't want to involve her sister for whatever reason, just go to the police herself. Even if it may not stop things immediately, telling the police a bunch of good information on Kaneshiro and the mob would do a lot of good, and she could tell Kobayakawa that she fulfilled the request.\\

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** Midway through the game, Samus is asked by her former commanding officer, Adam Malkovich, to go into an area that's superheated and filled with lava.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' No problem. Considering the game notably averted BagOfSpilling and Samus still has all her upgrades from ''Super Metroid'', all she has to do is turn on her Varia/Gravity Suit and walk through without fear of being injured by the heat. Better yet, while Adam has restricted her use of weapons, there should be nothing stopping her from employing her defensive suit capabilities, especially in cases where her life is in danger.\\
'''Alternately''', he could just say "By the way, Samus, Sector 3 is known for its extreme heat, which has taken its toll on my team's power suit systems. If you have anything that protects from environmental extremes, consider its use authorized." before she gets to the superhot stuff.\\
'''Instead:''' Neither of them act on the pending situation, and Samus willingly runs through the superheated area taking damage for no discernible reason, until Adam ''finally'' tells her to activate her Varia Suit when she comes face to face with a boss and is forced into a protracted battle.\\
'''Even Worse:''' Again, the sole in-game justification for the authorization system is that using power bombs - a whole ''one'' weapon out of the six or seven you have - wherever you want would vaporize your non-Power Suited allies. This apparently means Samus is not allowed to defend herself from hostile environments as best as she can simply because Adam didn't explicitly tell her to keep doing so at the beginning.
** There is also the fact that Adam told her if she used any power-ups without his say-so, she was off the mission with a one-way ticket to court martial town. That said, the stupidity comes in when everyone, especially Samus ''and even more so himself'', realize she's the lynchpin of this mission's succeeding.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' "Samus, turn on all non-combat abilities to ensure your survival." Alternatively, Samus to either give him the finger and activate the Varia function herself or at the very least ''ask'' his permission to do so the instant she realizes the area is superheated, because, again, protecting herself from extreme environments doesn't endanger other people.\\
'''Instead:''' "I'm still mad you that you quit the Marines [[spoiler: after I ordered my brother/your boyfriend to die]]. You don't get any power ups at all until I say so."

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