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Can someone Lex Lutor\'s plan from Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice? After there are more than a few ways the plan could have been derailed. Examples would include Superman doing an interview of some kind (whether it with Lois Lane or Jimmy Kimmel), someone did an autopsy on the bodies in Africa, or Wallace noticing his wheelchair is not performing as good as usual before the Senate hearing because of the weight of a bomb big enough blow up the entire Capitol building and in the ultimate the lead case used to hide it.
"A Gambit Roulette is an impossibly convoluted plan. Goku's plan to defeat Cell amounted to: Let Gohan do it. That was it. There's nothing convoluted about it. If anything, it's a Batman Gambit, because Gohan's tendency to explode into Unstoppable Rage and kick the living shit out of whoever he's fighting for a few seconds at a time is something he did in almost every fight he'd ever been in. That's not impossibly convoluted, that's basic pattern recognition. And given that Goku had spent four years of his life doing almost nothing but training with Gohan and Piccolo, he had ample time to recognize that pattern."
Gambit Roulette is NOT about being convoluted, or otherwise complicated, Gambit Roulette has one and only condition to qualify: plan must in some aspect rely on chance. That's it. a Magnificent Bastard can pull off a super complicated plan that's almost impossible to keep up with without it being in Gambit Roulette territory if every part of the plan are under his control. This specific example still doesn't qualify, since gohan getting pissed off would hardly be something unpredictable, (for that matter deletor is right that it's Batman Gambit), but still plan being simple does NOT disqualify it from being here.
That's a ridiculous shoehorn.
Did i ever question it was? It wasn't my point whether it was shoehorn or not, i just had to clarify something.
... okay, weird response to someone agreeing with you.
Conspiracy theorists tend to see the Elite's plan of a combination of Xanatos Gambits and Gambit Speed Chase with the occasional Batman Gambit.
Isn't this arguably Parodied in the Phenias And Ferb episode where they build the Supercomputer?
Isn't both Gambit and Roulette in the same title kind of redundant?
Gambit has, at the very least, the connotation of being subject to strategy (eg playing poker) while roulette is intended as pure chance. Having both indicates that someone is attempting to strategize when playing a game of pure luck. I would consider Roulette Gambit a more appropriate title; I personally envision many competing gambits with random chance determining the victor while this way seems more like a luck-based plan.
I ran a Find and Replace of Xanatos for Gambit to accomodate the new trope name. Made sure to fix the Gargoyles entry afterwards.
Cut this line yourself. If you believe you are right, do it.
Suzie's plot in Wild Things is actually plausible, though somewhat convoluted. That should take it out of Xanatos Roulette territory. A major scandal involving sex and students is likely to be highly publicized and thus lead to a big settlement after the allegations turn out to be false. That an established dirty cop would be willing to get involved in a plot that would supposedly make him a lot of money and kill a girl who holds a grudge against him makes sense. That an intelligent sociopath could manipulate three people and realize at what points they would either become expendable or liabilities is a stretch, but not unlikely.
The only thing that looks like chance is the fact that Suzie and Sam would both use the same sleazy lawyer, but this can be explained in one of three ways:
Some of the existing redirects baffle me greatly. My suggestion: change Yagami Gambit to a redirect of the Memory Gambit instead of the Xanatos Roulette. It suits the description of the Memory Gambit more than the Xanatos Roulette in general. In fact, the Memory Gambit is almost as good as, if not already, a subtrope of the Xanatos Roulette. And what is Madara Gambit doing here as a redirect?! It would suit Xanatos Speed Chess much better.
Not sure about Aizen Gambit, since I never read or watched Bleach... Single Xanatos Pileup is ok, though.
Yagami Gambit is former trope name so it's reasonably leading here. While Yagami's Memory Gambit seems like his bigges scheme, it's not like it's the only plan he came up with, although i see your point. Aizen Gambit at least for me would mean:"ridiculous and unnessecarily complicated plan that didn't really benefit the mastermind in any way" since that's what most Aizen's plans seem to me. Not sure about Madara Gambit since the last 100 chapters or so were so messed up and confusing that i'm not sure what did he plan and to what end.
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um, what happened to the Light pic? having a roulette wheel doesn't have nearly the same coolness as the maniacal face of the Ultimate Rouletteer (OK.. Aizen might be worse, but that's not really the point ^ ^)in his moment of glory.
Also, Its much more fun to link that way :P
Si there some copyright reason? Its not like there aren't any other copyrighted images starting other sections. And it can easily be claimed as parody, since you are picking at one of the main dramatic devices used in Death Note.
Just A Face And A Caption is not cool, Light is not cool, nobody gives a damn about Light, Aizen or any other name you probably have made up just to mess with my head. Dammit mother, stop embarassing me online!
Took this out of The Dark Knight's entry...
"This is cemented when he laughs maniacally while falling to his death at the end"
...because that's not what happened.
Uh, dude? It would seem he DID do it himself, based on his use of "took" instead of "take"
Remember what they say about the word "assume"
Guy was channeling Mikami Teru apparently
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