RawPower on May 11th 2010 at 5:13:49 AM
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RawPower on May 11th 2010 at 3:39:55 PM
Page Type: Trope
The Villain, thinking he has already won and that Nothing Can Stop Us Now!, may gloat about his victory, thus revealing himself to his opponents. This proves to be his undoing, either because of Unspoken Plan Guarrantee or because Finagle's Law allows them to find a last-minute crack in his ploy. Maybe a subtrope of Hoistby His Own Petard, since the villain's defeat is entirely his fault.
Examples (BEWARE MASSIVE SPOILERS):
- In Death Note, if Light Yagami had just known when to shut up, things might have ended very differently.
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