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However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

Hiya, Joker. If you're playin' this tape, you've probably figured out you've been had. Yeah, I left you some cash, but only ten million - which, knowing you, you've already blown. All the other stuff, the money, jewels, and gold, it's all fake. See, I always hated your guts, and this was the perfect payback. By now, you're probably out of real money, the IRS is after you, and you can't admit I fooled you, or you'll be the laughingstock of the underworld. The joke's on you, sucker! I got the last laugh after all!
King Barlow's video will, The New Batman Adventures

You know what your problem is, Brennan? Other than this knife in your chest, was you were so busy thinking busy ten moves ahead, you don't see the move that's right in front of you.
Larry, Burn Notice

I don't understand it! I'm supposed to be good at the sneaky planning! What went wroooooong?!
Tarvek Sturmvoraus, Girl Genius

You may have outsmarted me, but I outsmarted your outsmarting!

The fatal flaw in every plan is the assumption that you know more than your enemy.

Vizzini: I switched glasses when your back was turned. Ha ha! You Fool!! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this - never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! HAHAHA- (keels over)
Buttercup: And to think, all that time it was your cup that was poisoned.
The Man in Black: They were both poisoned. I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.

Mr. Mxyzptlk: You, my friend, are the ultimate challenge! We're going to have very merry games, you and I!
Superman: A game has rules! Your stunts are just random idiocy!
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Okay, I'll give you a rule! If you can make me say, spell or otherwise reveal my name backwards then I'll split, until our dimensions come into alignment again in... oh, three months, give or take.
Superman: I can't even say your name forwards - how am I supposed to say it backwards?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: No, dope, you don't have to say it, you have to get me to say it!
Superman: Say what?
Mr. Mxyzptlk: Kltpzyxm! Gosh, you're thick! Now, for the last time... ah, nuts! (poof)

How do you fight someone smarter than yourself? The answer is simple. You make her think that you are sitting down across the table from her, ready to play her game. Then you punch her in the face as hard as you can.
Rand, after "punching" someone really, really hard, The Gathering Storm

Long Feng: You've beaten me at my own game.
Princess Azula: Don't flatter yourself. You were never even a player.

[Terrorsaur] is always thinking two steps ahead. Unfortunately, the big guns of the Beast Wars are usually thinking at least four steps ahead, and Terrorsaur always ends up on the short end.