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The movie The Adjustment Bureau has human agents of Fate who are running one of these with every person on the planet. They are aided by magic fedoras which allow Portal travel and a magic people tracker which shows their people's planned path.
The Chairman who is apparently God says the eventual goal is not to need them anymore. The plot of Fracture requires that the correct cop be called into the scene of a murder, recognize the victim as the woman he was having an affair with, and then attack her husband.
Furthermore, it required that he not kill her husband, but be sufficiently angry to not notice that the husband was switching their guns. In spite of his otherwise brilliant planning, the husband failed to even realize that shooting someone, being found innocent of attempted murder, and then having life support withdrawn, constitutes a count of murder separate from the initial crime.
The plot turns out to be one of these by Renee Zellwegger's Doris Day-esque heroine to get Ewan McGregor's Rock Hudson-esque guy to fall in love with her, as Zellwegger explains in one really long, fast-spoken monologue. It works perfectly, but subverted in that the side-effects of her campaign lead her to temporarily lose interest in him. Basic Instinct is ludicrously complex, although that's only likely to matter much if you cared about the plot to begin with.
While the movie itself wouldn't necessarily be one, the backstory of the film-version of Speed Racer might qualify. Apparently a bunch of industries have been controlling the winner of every important race for decades. Apparently all the sponsors agreed on who won ahead of time, were always able to get the drivers to cooperate with them, and most insanely no designated "winner" ever crashed, leaving the race open. Let's not even go into the idea that sponsoring a winning car could double your stock price instantly.
In Wicker Park , one character, Alex, is single-handedly manipulating the three other main characters in a desperate attempt to be with Matthew. She convinces Lisa that Matthew is cheating on her and leads Matthew to believe that Lisa has abandoned him. Also, she dates Luke for the purpose of pumping him for information on Matthew and Lisa Although it appears that most of her plans are made up on the spot, her schemes do seem to generally work masterfully in her favor.
That is, until Matthew discovers enough information to force her to admit everything she did. Ewing claims to have planned every frickin' little thing in the Dallas movie. The person running the tables in Eagle Eye at first appears to be damn near omniscient and prescient - creepily anticipating everything except Jerry being alive - to the point of as just the most "damn"-worthy example calling the cell phones of every single person on a train within seconds of needing to do so.
It becomes slightly more believable when it's revealed "she's" a government supercomputer Lucky Number Slevin , in which the main character suffers a case of mistaken identity, and is brought in by two separate mob bosses to get revenge upon each other.
Long story short, it turns out that he and his mentor - the assassin the mob bosses both hired to take out the MC once he'd done what they wanted - planned the whole thing in order to get revenge on both of them for the murder of his parents. The aggregate actions of the Joker in The Dark Knight: A good example is his "race for two hostages scheme", which counts on 1.
Joker being captured and taking to a holding cell both just close enough yet far enough from the spot of his scheme, 2. Batman being present at the jail to interrogate him, 3. Batman being in love with Rachel Dawes even though the only proof Joker has of this is seeing Batman jump out a window to save her which he would have done for any person Joker flung out of there , 4. Batman getting to his hostage first before the police, even though he's using a new vehicle Joker has never seen until this night.
And that's just one scheme out of a dozen of his. For their scheme to work, Mars Administrator Cohaagen and Hauser have to eventually get Quaid back to Mars but he blows his memory cap early so he ends up becoming a Loose Cannon Cop , Quaid has to get in contact with the Mars Resistance without the Resistance suspecting a trap, and Quaid has to do it without getting himself killed, all so that they can find Resistance Leader Kuato.
When this actually happens, Cohaagen explains how he and his men went through a great deal of effort to help Quaid along the way. He admits that the possibility was still nearly unbelievable, noting the myriad ways in which the plan actually did go wrong. This is one of the many reasons behind the All Just a Dream interpretation of the movie. The robbers' scheme hinges on ensuring that no one dies while simultaneously keeping the cops thinking they're deadly dangerous.
While the movie presents this as Xanatos Speed Chess , it falls apart when you consider that it relies on the cops not making any mistakes like accidentally shooting a hostage. While Chaos is a good movie, it suffers for being completely made up of hundreds of Gambit Roulettes in order to advance the plot.
The banker pressing the alarm, thus sending in the police. Conners being made the negotiator, thus shutting down the power. Conners shutting down the power, thus giving the virus free game.
Conners failing to stop SWAT from entering the bank, thus making the mooks escaping the bank. The mooks not being caught on camera while escaping the bank with the hostages granted, this one was admitted failed in movie.
The female cop's phone going off, thus making the cops entering that building. That's just the most obvious sneak in the plan; the whole thing was so convoluted that psychics couldn't tell what was going on. Ultimately, the entire movie was planned, predicted, and orchestrated by Cassie's mother. There's a reason why she's known as the best Watcher in the world. Subverted in the Danish Olsen-banden films and the Norwegian and Swedish remakes thereof by having Egon Olsen's elaborate schemes go off almost without a hitch, only to have the gang deprived of their rewards later by some amazing coincidence.
Egon the only competent member of the gang is caught by the police and goes to prison sometimes even for something he's actually done. Though, sometimes he's playing Gambit Speed Chess while the Roulette is spinning.
The Wicker Man In the original , Lord Summerisle explained at the end of the film they needed a person from the mainland who wouldn't stop looking for the girl, and assume he has command over the islanders, and who also would resist even the most blatant of sexual advances.
Aside from knowing all that about Howie personally he mentions "painstaking research" , or that Howie would be sent to the island to investigate, he was able to jerk Howie around, assumingly with the cooperation of the entire island. There was certainly no way of knowing Howie was going to dress up as The Fool by stealing someone else's costume.
The only really direct way he kept Howie in line was sabotaging his plane so he couldn't leave. In the remake , every ten years or so, a woman is sent from her isolated island community for the mainland, to find a man, make him fall in love with her, get impregnated, and then take off back to the island.
Then, ten years later, they will contact the man, betting on the off-chance that he's still in love with her, and ask him to come to the island in order to search for her missing child that she only later informs him is his own child.
Why do these women participate in this rather odd sequence of events? Well, it turns out the honey-bees aren't doing their job properly, and they need a human sacrifice with a blood connection to offer up to the fertility gods. In Flightplan an elaborate plot required Jodie Foster's character to take the correct flight on the right day and time, to bring a coffin of her dead husband with her, sit in the correct seat and for no other passenger to notice her daughter.
She would then have to fall asleep during the flight and her daughter would need to be kidnapped during the flight while she slept, without anyone noticing the daughter was ever there.
Then she would need to act crazy so that no one would believe her story , and go crazy enough to want to see her dead husband, be savvy enough to pull off a successful Indy Ploy to get into the cargo bay, and be forgetful enough to leave his coffin unlocked.
To quote the opening paragraph of Roger Ebert 's review: Given the logic of the ending, the entire film has to be rethought; this is one of those movies where the characters only seem to be living their own lives, when in fact they're strapped to the wheels of a labyrinthine hidden plot. The plot of Oldboy has a Big Bad whose elaborate plan can completely break the Willing Suspension of Disbelief at his scheme to get revenge on his high school nemesis.
Specifically, the big bad's plot depends on the protagonist having a relationship with a specific woman, who turns out to be his own daughter, whom he hasn't seen since she was a baby. This is handwaved by having the villain explain that he used post-hypnotic suggestions on both of them to ensure they would fall in love. This gets worst in its American remake , in which the hypnosis aspect is completely left out.
Se7en in which John Doe's master plan hinges on Mills deciding to just shoot him, though he did take measures to increase the likelihood of it happening.
John Doe explained in his phone call to Mills that he was "stepping up" his agenda. His final two kills Wrath and Envy were originally planned for somebody else, but Mills provided a better opportunity. It is impressive that he was able to pull it together in time. Another Roulette would be orchestrating how the cops find Victor, the "Sloth" victim exactly one year to the day after John first captured him.
He had to kill the attorney Greed , plant Victor's fingerprints behind the painting, assume the cops would get the clue to the lawyer's wife, know that the cops would ask the wife about it at the right moment, and know exactly how long it would take them to match the prints with Victor in order to bust into the apartment at the right moment. To break out of Erehwon Prison, Sean Archer's plan of escape involves removing the metallic shoes from his feet which inhibit his movement.
The only way to do that is to be strapped to an electric chair that fries his brain and gives him shock therapy. He gets into a fight with a guy that Castor Troy screwed over in the past and also needed therapy in the chair at just the moment before he was, and have his brain fried but also he needed to barely survive it. Archer as Castor would then be strapped himself and have his boots removed, but would quickly have to convince the guy who hates his guts to help him and save him from the guards before they can electrocute him.
It doesn't take many words to convince him to die to save Archer. The antagonists' plans in the original House on Haunted Hill are not only extremely complicated and based on a large amount of chance, they also require an improbable level of footwork on the part of the antagonists, almost requiring them to be in two places at once.
Children of Men contains a pretty major spin of the wheel in the bandit attack: Julian's death during the attack was part of the plan to bring Luke to the leadership of The Fishes. But that means the plan involved a perfect pistol shot, taken from the back of a speeding motorcycle, into a very small car containing not only the pregnant girl who could be the last hope of humanity, but the would-be leader as well.
In a realistic film like this it's hard to imagine a plan so dangerous even being considered. The rules are that once the bus reaches 50 mph, the bomb is armed, and if it drops below 50, then the bomb goes off. The villain then tells said police officer, conveniently the protagonist, all about this. The problem is, the film makes it quite clear that had our protagonist been just a second sooner, he would have caught the bus before arming the bomb, showing that there may have been time to do so.
In this sense, the villain relied on the chance that the protagonist wouldn't make it to the bus in time, else the bomb would never arm and there would be nobody to hold hostage. The end of Ninja Champion is especially in famous for this. In The A-Team every military action is needlessly dangerous and complex, often relying heavily on the enemy doing some very exact and unlikely actions, like shooting someone directly in the head.
Reindeer Games would be completely forgotten if it wasn't for the twist ending that's so insane that it defies all logic. Alexander Pearce's plan in The Tourist. He tells his wife to board a particular train at a a particular time and randomly select a passenger of his height and build, whom she will then pretend is him in disguise. It turns out that the guy she picked really is him in disguise. But, wait, go back and read that again: Well, what if she had picked a different guy?
It's not like there's only one man of his height and build on that train. In fact, she almost does pick someone else, but it turns out he's traveling with someone. Could have gotten a bit sticky if he'd been alone, no?
The traps in some of the Home Alone movies require knowing what the thieves will do precisely, far beyond "try to steal X object. Of course, if it was more realistic, the villains would only have to get caught in one or two of the many traps to be either killed or crippled horribly.
Although, looking at Kevin's floorplan, it's clear that he put booby traps throughout the house, so that wherever the burglars struck, they would find a trap. The last car chase of The Skulls sees the heroes Luke and Will being chased at high speed along a train track before it finally comes to a stop with them crashing full speed into a dirt berm at the end of the tracks and the bad guy about the shoot Luke.
But a split second before he pulls the trigger, he is shot at long range by the cop who then tells them that it was his plan all along to have this happen, thus showing that even the good guys can have convoluted plans. At any time during the car chase, Luke and Will could have crashed and been killed.
Or the cop could have missed his long range shot with a pistol, allowing the bad guy to shoot Luke. But I guess that was part of the plan as well. Except, the clues he was using were obscure and there was no certainty anyone would have otherwise found the clues and discovered the murdered cardinals had Tom Hank's character not been there.
Even with his involvement, they barely discover some of them. In addition, there's no public discussion of the Illuminati, and The Plan is for the entire city to be vaporized in a short time frame. So, there was a very high chance that the entire city would have been destroyed with none of the outside world being the wiser, which might have also complicated the villain's plans.
As it was, with Tom Hank's help they discover the "bomb" mere minutes before it's supposed to go of, and then the villain decides to change his mind and take the device safely out of harm's way at the last second. Just think how the movie would have unfolded if Tom Hanks had not been invited to help or if he had been a slight bit slower at solving the clues. In fact, a random event of electricity being shut off almost kills him.
Star Trek Into Darkness: Admiral Pike accuses Kirk of making reckless command decisions and relying on blind luck to ensure his missions go according to plan without harming his crew.
Arthur Frayn's plan as Summed up by Oancitizen: Hope, that he taught himself how to read properly. Hope, that he came across the one specific book that inspired the whole Zardoz shtick. Hope, that he would stow-away on the Zardoz head and shoot him.
Then hope, that the head would crash back inside the vortex. Hope, that the other Eternals didn't kill him immediately, and teach them all that they know; in the hopes that he would figure out how to destroy the tabernacle and therefore all the Eternals.
In other words, the exact kind of plan you expect for a man who draws on his goatee. One specific example is the "quarterback" hypnosis in the Horsemen's second show, which involved predicting the exact word to come out of Dylan's mouth though "freeze" is a reasonable thing to expect a cop to shout at a fleeing suspect.
Further justified and subverted when you realize Dylan was the one who planned the stunt in the first place. Perhaps the most blatant example of this in action is the chase seen in the middle of the move. When one of the Horsemen have to escape the police by themselves they have to count on Dylan's partner not turning and seeing the Horseman hiding over the shelves, that only two guards would be left at the entrance of the apartment who could be easily dispatched with, that he wouldn't crash his car before getting to the bridge, that their wouldn't be a police blockade at the end of the bridge that would see the car attached to the front of the truck or check drivers out, that a helicopter, police car, or even civilian going in the opposite direction or looking in their car mirrors wouldn't see them make the switch with the cars, and that another cop wouldn't rush into the crashed car and see the body wasn't the Horseman's.
And on top of all that there had to be virtually no traffic on the bridge at that exact time, something they couldn't have predicted. In fact throughout the whole movie they rely on the police being a incompetent and b not having access to helicopters. Near the end they count on the police being so incompetent that Morgan Freeman's character is successfully framed for a crime he obviously didn't commit who packs stolen money in their car like that? On top of that the Horsemen are known for being "tricky" and Freeman was known for getting on their bad side so obviously he was being framed.
Even with Dylan's help , it's really not justified. Erica Paige buys up all the cheap land around town believing that she'll make a fortune when a railroad is built through town. It all goes to hell when the railroad is built along a different route. In Sherlock Holmes , Lord Blackwood's plan to kill Ambassador Standish would have failed if it hadn't been raining that day since it required that Standish be doused in oil without realizing it , or if Standish had chosen not to kill Blackwood that day, or not to do so with the booby-trapped gun.
North by Northwest has Roger being abducted and nearly killed by someone pretending to be Townsend, whom Roger later learns is a UN diplomat.
Townsend turns out to be someone he has never seen before, and shortly after Roger arrives, is killed by one of the men who tried to kill Roger.
Roger was manipulated into meeting Townsend so that Townsend's enemies could kill him in a way that would look like Roger was responsible. But how did they know Roger would seek Townsend out? And if they needed Roger as a patsy, why try to kill him?
And how did they know the attempt to kill Roger would fail? Used and then lampshaded in Sahara The main characters find a 19th century ship in the middle of a desert which contains an old cannon and some exploding shells. They rig this up as an anti-aircraft gun and then try to get it to work, time the fuze properly it's a timed fuze hoping that the enemy helicopter gunship which is trying to kill them will be in range and they can fire the cannon at the appropriate time, get the cannonball into the enemy helicopter before the shell explodes but not take so long the helicopter can take evasive action, and blow it up.
This of course works perfectly, and the characters look at each other and simultaneously say, "There's no way that should have worked. Namely, that Roy would put up with seeing a psychiatrist, and that he wouldn't just find some other way to get his pills; that Roy would still trust Dr. Klein after finding out that he lied about the pills; that Roy would trust Angela enough to give her access to his account, even though he had only just met her; and that Roy would never contact his ex-wife and wouldn't find out that she didn't have a daughter.
There was no way to ensure that Mr. Walker would not find the gun in his drawer, that he would see or hear neither Dodger's fake murder especially given her screams nor Owen entering the room, that Owen would be prepared or even manage to kill him it's possible though that Dodger was really trying to frame Mr.
Walker for the townie girl's murder, not necessarily to kill him. His mother, a witch, decides to bring him back to life in the form of a gingerbread man. Her plan requires the bakers to use a box of seasoning that was mysteriously left at the back door, injure themselves, bleed into the dough, use the blood-soaked dough instead of throwing it away, and accidentally cause a power surge while the dough is in the oven.
In The Avengers , Loki's plan to get himself captured to set up a plot to destroy the helicarrier via antagonizing the Hulk would stray into this territory even if Loki had previously clashed with the Avengers and knew their general members and quirks. However, since he has previously never met any of the members prior to being captured his plan seems absolutely insane. That would require a thralled Hawkeye giving Loki very specific information about people who aren't even associated with S.
Had the Hulk not been there, had they not been in the helicarrier, etc. Helmut Zemo's master plan in Captain America: Civil War verges on a thin line between Xanatos Speed Chess and this. His goal is very simple: This simplicity allows him to both compensate when the plan doesn't turn out perfectly like when the HYDRA agent refuses to give him information prompting him to go alternate route via Bucky and take advantage of existing circumstances he had nothing to do with the Sokovia Accords and just used it for distraction.
Despite this, actual implementation of the plan comes dangerously close to Gambit Roulette. Fortunately for Zemo, Sokovia Accords, an event that divided Avengers in two camps and greatly boosted tensions between Tony and Steve just had to happen at the time when he was going to cause that tension himself.
Also, it happened right at the moment when Tony's mental stability had been deteriorated by a combination of guilt over his actions in Avengers: Age of Ultron , breakup with Pepper, tensions with Secretary Ross, and the near-fatal injury and paralysis of his best friend Jim Rhodes.
If either of these factors were not present, consequences of revealing the information to Tony would be far less severe and if neither happened, Tony and Steve could just talk it through. Instead, pretty much all unrelated events in the movie make Zemo's task far easier to accomplish. Additionally, Zemo's plans would've most likely failed had Captain America not escaped with Bucky, or had he not been apprehended by Iron Man's forces during the airport fight.
The success of Zemo's plan would've most certainly been compromised if more heroes other than those three had made it to the final act. So many things had to go right: With the occasional Plot Hole added into it, such as the gun having only the fingerprints of the last person to touch it, despite its owner also having handled it. The Film of the Book does away with the silliness with the result that the killer's plan ultimately fails, and the last two intended victims survive.
After the Funeral is much in the same vein. Miss Gilchrist's entire plot hinged on every single member of the family not recognizing their own aunt at Richard Abernethie's funeral and believing that Richard had indeed been murdered.
Even when one takes into account that none of the family members had seen their aunt in a long time, it still doesn't explain why they didn't notice that Miss Gilchrist - with whom they spent several days in the same house - looked almost exactly like the 'Aunt Cora' they had recently seen at the funeral. It also stands to reason that after the real Cora's death, a family member would have to identify the body, thus exposing the deception.
Miss Gilchrist's plan to poison herself so as to appear innocent could also have colossally backfired. The plot in Evil Under the Sun is another example. There are a number of ways that could have gone wrong Jake's plan to infiltrate and capture the Yeerk pool ship is a complex Batman Gambit that includes the manipulation of no less than eight separate factions, brilliantly executed by a sixteen-year-old kid of average intelligence.
Cassie's surrender of the blue box. She lets Tom steal it from Jake, counting on the gut feeling that giving Yeerks morphing power will cause mass defection in their ranks, as a Yeerks trapped in morph will have no need to feed from the Yeerk pool and thus no longer depend on the Empire.
However, she doesn't reveal this to have been her intention until after the defections start happening, making it seem like impossibly good foresight or worse, Cassie hedging her bets, since if it didn't pan out she could always fall back on the excuse she used before of trying to keep Jake from killing Tom.
Not to mention her plan created a ton of risks and threats that the Animorphs didn't have to worry about before, such as an entire army of morph-capable warriors as opposed to just one. While the roulette ultimately comes up in her favor, it exacts a heavy cost in life, culminating with Rachel's death. Some of the results of their actions can certainly come across as this, such as in The Stranger where the Ellimist counts on Rachel being quick enough on the uptake to recognize the significance of a specific elevator shaft he places her and the rest of the team in and then follow that thread to the location of the Kandrona , but considering he personally masterminded the creation of the Animorphs , his moves aren't nearly as Roulette-y as they might look at first glance.
And as aliens so advanced they might as well be gods to us Puny Earthlings , they're both exempt from this trope anyway. Successfully executed by The Chessmaster of The Assassins of Tamurin , but without pushing Willing Suspension of Disbelief , due to the years of effort she puts into it and the fact that she's crazy.
Subverted in the Belisarius Series where Belisarius's answer to a Gambit Roulette is to keep adding pieces and confusion to the board until Link doesn't know whether it's coming or going.
Also subverted although not entirely successfully in that Belisarius claims not to calculate in depth but instead to cause confusion and take advantage of the opportunities that arise from this. In Fred Saberhagan's Book of Swords , and companion series Book of Lost Swords , the character of The Emperor is shown to be very nearly omniscient in his plans, including fathering several children to various otherwise unimportant women around the known world, some 10 years before the events of the first book.
Justified since the Emperor is G-d. In The Brothers Karamazov , many of the elements of Smerdyakov's plan to kill Fyodor Karamazov were obviously beyond his control. The book offers a good example of a Chessmaster attempting to manipulate events and people he realistically doesn't understand fully. He still pulls it off with a bit of improvisation.
In Niven and Barnes's The California Voodoo Game , Dream Park's security team catches on that one of the Game's tournament participants isn't playing fair, and theorize that he's attempting a Batman Gambit to throw the win to Army. However, the suspect can't realistically expect to do this, given the sheer number of variables involved, which would make it this trope instead. As it turns out, the suspect is plotting another crime entirely, and only set things up to look like an attempt to fix the Game in order to deceive an accomplice.
Corso spends most of the novel dodging two antagonists attempting to steal a rare manuscript and inconveniently discovering corpses along the way.
Corso reasonably suspects a massive and powerful conspiracy is dogging his every move. Corso is just being paranoid, as the narrating character explicitly tells him, and there is no relation between the murders and the two manuscripts. The Film assumed that Viewers Are Morons , and so let the plot progress as expected. The Count of Monte Cristo has the Count executing a plan for revenge that's unspeakably convoluted and relies on manipulating people in ridiculously subtle and complex ways—for example, he somehow manipulates Madame de Villefort into poisoning half her family by casually conversing with her about chemistry.
A very common occurrence in Iain M. Banks 's Culture novels. The Mind AIs are frequently do this, especially when it comes to the activities of the Culture's two interventionary groups, Contact and Special Circumstances. May potentially be a subversion because Minds can think in Hyperspace and are so ridiculously intelligent and powerful that they can pull off such a plan easily.
While there are humans in the Daemon apparatus, they are not depicted as being in controlling positions. By the time the sequel rolls around, the AI proves to have the ability to predict The Future well enough to know exactly where plot critical events will occur. Even with this level of prescience, The Cavalry has to roll in several times to avoid the entire gambit falling apart.
The Demon King in Kylie Chan's Dark Heavens trilogy has one of these running from well before the beginning of the series, encompassing most of the characters in the series. The full extent of his game is revealed around the eighth book, by which point parts of it have started to go off the rails. By contrast, the Jade Emperor does this all the time for even the littlest things, just so that he can be both apparently Lawful Stupid and still an effective leader.
The latter doesn't appear to be involved in defeating the former. The Shadow Lord in the Deltora books made it clear: The book Small Favor features a subversion.
Harry considers the enemy's plot to be so complex it simply should not be possible, until Murphy points out that Harry really IS that predictable, and that the villains stood to gain by doing what they are doing, whether or not Harry acted as planned.
Martin's actions in Changes play it straight. He engineered an incredibly complex plot, betrayed his entire organization and his closest allies, and became a triple agent in the hope of a grand masterstroke that would destroy his enemies.
It ended up working, but if Harry hadn't been able to take on the entire Red Court, or if the Red King had stopped grandstanding for just ten seconds, it would have failed completely.
The Dune series by Frank Herbert contains some of the most elaborately justified Gambit Roulettes ever committed to paper, due primarily to the fact that the protagonists and many of the antagonists are genuinely prescient.
Easily demonstrated in Dune with the original plot to destroy the Atreides, which they themselves are aware of and attempt to counter, while that doesn't immediately work and Duke Leto is killed, the basic Atreides plan is basically what Paul then uses later to not only claim his birth-rite as Duke but also take the throne. The fact that Paul even survives is due to the plan of The Mole Dr. Yueh, who anticipated that the Baron would not keep his word and wanted revenge.
Not to mention Baron Harkonnen's own plans for the throne. Leto Atreides II in Children of Dune becomes Emperor on the strength of a plot that pits him against his father, aunt, and grandmother, all of whom are or were operating their own Plans. The prize is absolute domination of humanity's future. The plot involves Leto faking his death, which was anticipated by both Jessica and Alia.
Jessica sets up a test to see if Leto is possessed, which Alia knows about and infiltrates with her own instructions to have Leto killed no matter what. The method of their testing: Leto then confronts his father, Paul, who had earlier faked his own death in order to escape the curse of prescience, and wrests control of the vision from him, then proceeds to take the throne, killing Alia and utterly humiliating every other participant in the Gambit Pileup.
Leto II then continues the trend in the next book , which picks up at the end of his 3, year reign as God Emperor and details an incredibly complicated plan whose final goals are to produce a breed of human who is immune to prescience and to wean humanity off of its dependence on oracles.
Furthermore, the product of this breeding program is intended to kill him in such a manner as to guarantee the continuation of the sandworms and the spice. Further furthermore, he manipulates human culture and society for 3, years to push humans to invent synthetic spice and no-ships ships which shield the occupants from all prescience , to scatter to other parts of the galaxy upon his death, ensuring the survival of the species and ending their total dependence on the planet Arrakis spice was previously only available from Arrakian sandworms, and necessary for all space travel.
He succeeds on all counts. Dune take on a similar flavor, resulting in yet another Gambit Pileup. From Encyclopedia Brown , we have a robber planning to strike as the victim does his grocery shopping, but calculates he won't have enough time. No problem, just ask him to pick up four tubes of toothpaste, extending his grocery list from 7 to 11 items and thus forcing him to take a non-express lane.
So the plan is: Our victim won't question why the man wants four tubes of toothpaste and will proceed to buy them all. Our victim will be honorable and take a non-express lane for being one item over since that fourth tube of toothpaste was so important.
This will slow our victim down significantly enough to finish robbing his house. This one, at least, was given a Hand Wave — apparently the supermarket in question is notorious for all of its non-express lanes being glacially slow In this game you'll have to control the life of the main character in the city called Strapford.
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Calvin is an uncle to Megan and they are going to live in one room. The goal is to essentially make Megan into his slave. While attempting to achieve that you'll need to look after 4 stats. Keep them all good and Megan will be happy to do whatever you want. In this game you take a role of the succubus girl.
The main goal is to corrupt your target - a beautiful school girl named Kelly. Basically this game looks like visual novel but it's not, it contains time, work, study, shopping management and many more.
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You're single and some of your partners think you're gay. See what kind of services Sue can offer you. This game is situated on the space ship. Your old onboard engineer goes away, he is tired and wants to live on the planet. You have to look for a substitute. Fortunately you meet the sexy Stella, who knows very well this technology.
You will communicate well and you will be able to watch her showering and later see other sexual scenes. You are Andrea, a newly educated therapist. In your early college days, you were the local slut. You had many of one night stands. Everyone was really surprised when you managed to get your degree.
Even you, because you had to make some really big and personal changes in your life to make it. You have long felt that something was missing in your life. But what about now? You are Raymond, a local bartender, and as such you have heard plenty of stories surrounding the mansion looming on the hill over town. Every few years a man is chosen by the strange powers within and drawn to the mansion.
Tonight that will be you and your only way out is to solve the curse tonight. This episode is called Mirror, Mirror! One more update for the game which comes with new mechanics and animations.
This time you'll be introduced to 7 new characters and many more. Keep playing this game and support author sp3ktr3 if you like his creations. This is a RPG based game with new approach for fighting enemies.
You'll have to solve some matching puzzles to gain powers and skills and then use them on your enemies. Your main task is to save people from incoming evil forces. Visit the bar in the village and talk to Dolores to get useful clues what to do next. Game may work strange if not in full screen F4. This is a story about Angelica and her origins. You'll have to control her life to make her future.
She's a regular high school girl that lives with her mother Rita. She likes to do common stuff, like watching TV and sit in the internet. She also has a boyfriend Simone and few good female friends from her class. The Adulterers is an ancient secret society wielding the powers of sex. On this first run of Shows that surely will make a name for themselves here in Australia, this is the Show not to be missed.
La Bronco hit the Bendi stage again. Some grungy, sludge meets the heavy Psych sound of 4 pce Shroud. Its a Thursday worthy of a mark in ya calendar! Saturday, November 10 at 7: Thursday, November 15 at 7: Grindcore OG's 2 second cumming bring da ruckus - reppin forever bands probably start from 8pm with guest apparence from Masta Killa. Spew Balloon will be doing a meet and greet after show to best dressed, bring ya chainz and whatever else u see in hip hop vids.
A first time for them to play at the Bendigo, and their only show in Melbourne for Four fearless female musicians who've gained a national reputation for their unforgettable punk rock shows release their long-awaited debut album: Equal parts anthemic, ferocious, political yet absurd, the Canberra four-piece have delivered a modern-day punk classic.
Full Tone Generator celebrate their first ever show and debut album launch with a killer lineup of friends and rad bands. Also launching their record on the night is Muscle Car. Who is Full Tone Generator? Saturday, December 8 at 7: Heavy As Metal brings together some of metal's heavy hitters for a night of brutal riffs, punishing beats and face-melting screams.
Hadal Maw are a five-piece metal outfit who have a reputation for creating new perspectives on heavy music. A party band at heart, donning cowboy hats and kicking out a gleefully trashy brand of throttling, rockabilly-flavored garage punk. Save for an abrupt and temporary detour into hardcore honky tonk, their approach stayed relatively consistent through the 90s, as did their quality control.
Gig bookings Subscr Tix. Gig bookings Subscr Event. Supported by the hard hitting sound of the indie rockers in The Delirious, fellow Mildura boys and the energetic show of IdleSuburbia and the infectious vibes of Paper Tapir, Cops Skate Mongo is a show you don't want too miss Read on It will be available for download too Read on